Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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A little less than three weeks ago, the fundraising campaign for the Backyard addition at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center reached a big milestone, having achieved a total of $1.5 million in pledged donations. On Monday, another milestone was reached, as the official groundbreaking for The Backyard took place at the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and Holmes Street. Dignitaries ranging from Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk to U.S.
Though construction on the renovations to Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School has already started, disruption of classes has been minimal so far, according to Principal Sam Skaaland. "So far, so good," he told members of the LP-A School Board at Monday night's regular meeting in Lake Park. "There's been some dust," Skaaland added, and the fire alarm went off one morning after a construction worker turned off the water supply, which temporarily interrupted the water supply to the sprinkler system, causing the alarm to go off. And an aging sewer pipe collapsed -- after being identified an
When Amy Degerstrom first began attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she had designs on becoming a speech therapist. "But I took one art history class and I knew that was it for me," Degerstrom said. "It was exciting to find out...
There they all were: Thirty-one cakes brightly decorated with pink-hued cityscapes, octopi and sea monsters made of frosting, baseballs and football fields, mountains and race cars... and, of course, bras, festooned with such memorable slogans as "Save the Tatas!" For the third year in a row, the piece de resistance of the Essentia Health-St.
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The Lakes Area chapter of Young Life will be celebrating its 36th year in Detroit Lakes this Saturday, Oct. 16, with the annual Young Life Banquet. The banquet, which has been a tradition since the Young Life ministry first came to Detroit Lakes in 1974, will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
BY VICKI GERDES firstname.lastname@example.org When 9-year-old Hananiah Klemm started his gardening project this spring, he had one goal in mind -- to grow a giant pumpkin. "I like pumpkin pie," explained the Detroit Lakes youth. "I was thinking of pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, lots of stuff.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony escape from custody charge. Gregory Scott Smith, 48, of 1235 Richard Ave., Detroit Lakes, was charged with the felony after allegedly escaping from the Minimum Security Jail in Detroit Lakes around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. According to the complaint, Smith left the facility without permission, via an emergency exit, while still wearing his orange jail attire.
Though they haven't quite raised all the money needed to fund the new Backyard addition at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, the project has secured sufficient funding to start construction sometime in the next two to three weeks. "We've reached an important milestone," said Stu Omberg, the Center's CEO, on Tuesday.
Looking for a fun family activity to liven up your weekend? Then come down to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center this Saturday, Oct.