Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 15 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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LAKE PARK -- Though Joanne Sherbrooke says it's "a big honor" to be chosen as Minnesota Caregiver of the Year, the Sunnyside Care Center nurse also admits she's a little embarrassed by all the attention. "It's very nice, but I'm still quite overwhelmed by it," Sherbrooke says. When she learned that she would be the 2008 award recipient at a staff meeting back in December, she became "very emotional." "I did not have a clue," Sherbrooke says.
Just as the weather looks to be getting a little less frigid this weekend, Detroit Lakes' annual Polar Fest celebration will get underway Saturday. Opening weekend festivities officially begin with the Historic Holmes Theatre's Winter Marketplace, which starts at 10 a.m.
Taxpayers may rejoice that Gov.
Hors d'oeuvres: A French phrase commonly used to refer to appetizers served apart from the main course of a dinner, this hard-to-spell term has a more literal definition as well: "Outside the work." Both terms might be applicable to Saturday night's festivities at the Historic Holmes Theatre, where sampler platters of appetizers prepared by Country Kitchen will be served up to pre-party guests in the ballroom as a prelude to the main event, a concert known as "Musical Hors D'Oeuvres." Presented by musicians from the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra (FMSO), this concert will include a stri
The tree that stands in one corner of the pediatric therapy unit at the new St. Mary's Innovis Health Therapy Center looks authentic, from the rough, knotted texture of the bark to its bright green leaves. But the giant monarch butterfly sitting perched near its top -- with a 3-foot wingspan -- provides the first clue that this tree is more of a child's fantasy come to life than a piece of ornamental shrubbery. This tree is even more than it appears at first glance, however: it's a piece of functional art that is truly one-of-a-kind.
As the United Way of Becker County prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in April, the organization is getting close to reaching its 2008-09 fund-raising campaign goal. "We are at close to 80 percent of our $220,000 goal," said Sue Braun, president of the United Way board for 2008-09. Last Wednesday, Jan. 21, the organization got a little closer to reaching that goal, as MeritCare physician Dr.
For ATV trail proponents and opponents alike, May 12, 2009, is a date that should be circled in red on the calendar. The Becker County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public forum from 6-8 p.m.
February 3, 1959 -- It's the date often referred to as "The Day The Music Died." Immortalized in the lyrics of Don MacLean's "American Pie," that was the day musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P.
Local favorites Vincent & the Van-Goes will heat up the ballroom at the Historic Holmes Theatre with a wide variety of surf, rockabilly and blues music this Thursday, Jan. 29, at a special surf-themed Cabaret Night. The Detroit Lakes-based foursome has been hard at work rehearsing for the two-hour show, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m. "We've been working on some Beach Boys tunes, songs by The Safaris, The Ventures, Johnny Rivers, Ben E. King, Bob Dylan...we're going to have a lot of surf music as well as some other stuff from the late 50s and early 60s," said John "Mr.