Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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When the Detroit Lakes Pavilion hosts its second big show of the summer this Friday, June 30, dancing will once again be on the menu -- but with a comic twist. Prior to the official start of the dance, there will be a comedy show featuring not just one, but two, Minnesota-grown comedians.
Though he's done most of his work quietly, behind the scenes, Bill Leff has played an integral role in the administration of Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes since its days as a vocational-technical school. A Waubun native, Leff earned a degree in social studies from Bemidji State University, and worked for a few years as a secondary level teacher before going on to earn a master's degree in educational administration from the Tri-College University -- a cooperative effort of Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University and Concordia College.
It's not often that a small, rural Minnesota community like Lake Park garners national attention, but loyal viewers of the cable station Home & Garden Television (HGTV) will be getting a glimpse of it during the 2006-07 television season. Rural Lake Park artist Gaylen Peterson of Pine Hill Pottery will be the featured artist in an upcoming installment of HGTV's "That's Clever." According to the show's producer, Kate Turnipseed, the show featuring Peterson will be aired sometime in late 2006 or early 2007. "We shoot a season in advance," added the show's director, Arlington Forbes, as th
There may not have been any official actions taken, but for the six districts represented at a regional school board meeting Tuesday night in Frazee, the evening was deemed a success. School board representatives and administrative staff from Detroit Lakes, Frazee-Vergas, Lake Park-Audubon, New York Mills, Park Rapids and Perham-Dent met for more than two hours Tuesday.
"You have cancer." Nothing can prepare you for hearing those three words from your doctor -- even when it's already happened to someone close to you. "It was a big shock," said Evonne Anderson, who was diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer early this year. "I was a little better prepared this time, because we'd already gone through it once," she said, referring to her husband, Tom, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago.
When you look at the illustrations in the 2006 children's book, Keegan Kelly Discovers Allergies, the bright colors and crayon-rough edges might make you think they'd been drawn by the book's seven-year-old, fictional protagonist. But if you look closely, you'll see the artful illusion behind those drawings -- which were really the creation of 25-year-old graphic artist Jodi Buermann, a Detroit Lakes native who now makes her home in Fargo. And that's not the only local connection to be found in the pages of this book, which was authored by Frazee-area native Tami Sublette.
Though the administrative offices of the Detroit Lakes School District will be undergoing a shakeup over the next few months, district finances appear to be pretty stable. Business Manager Richard Lundeen, who is slated to retire in October, and Superintendent Lowell Niklaus, who will be leaving that office to become the district's education director, presented their final preliminary budget at Monday's school board meeting. And the news was basically pretty good for Detroit Lakes.
When the White Earth tribal election primary was held on April 4, it looked like the incumbents for the three open positions on the White Earth Tribal Council would have a fairly easy time being re-elected, as each received the highest number of votes among all candidates for their positions. But when this Tuesday's general election was over, District 2 Committeeman Anthony "Tony" Wadena had been upset by challenger Terrance "Terry" Tibbetts, receiving just 255 votes to Tibbetts' 443 (or just 37 percent of the 698 ballots cast overall). "It feels pretty doggone good," Tibbetts said once th
When Mike Berg scored birdies on the first five holes at Detroit Country Club on Wednesday, June 7, he knew it was going to be a good day on the links. "That's the first time I've ever done that (birdied the first five holes)," Berg said. Though he only made par on the sixth, Berg went on to get birdies on holes seven, eight and nine to finish with an eight-under par 28. "I made eight birdies on the first nine holes," he said.
At Emmanuel Community, the staff and residents have a motto -- that each and every one of them is "an essential piece of the puzzle" when it comes to building a strong and vital community. So when the Emmanuel Foundation Endowment Fund began working on plans for an art event fund-raiser, the steering committee decided to bring together Emmanuel residents and local elementary, middle and high school students for an intergenerational art project. The intergenerational piece is a mosaic-style replica of an original art piece created for the June 15 event by local artist Linda Sheryak. Shery