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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John McEuen has a lot to celebrate these days. One of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the man known as the "string wizard", is in the midst of a 50th anniversary tour with his bandmates that will bring them to Detroit Lakes this coming Friday, Aug. 26. Not only is his band still making records and packing music venues across the country, but McEuen himself is about to release his own solo album, "Made in Brooklyn," in September.
On the same day that about two dozen youth from the Boys & Girls Club in Detroit Lakes were getting lessons on how to make the letters of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" into an interpretive dance, residents of Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home were learning how to tap to the rhythm of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" with hand-held taps that worked much the same way as tap shoes.
You can still beat old man winter, and accomplish those plans to update your home. Whether it's as simple as a new coat of paint or as extensive as building an addition, your library has materials that can help you make the necessary decisions. If your plans are interior, not a problem, your library has many items that will help with decorating choices. Hurry in and beat old man winter. "Love the House You're In: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home & Change Your Life," by Paige Rien.
Ten young women will grace the stage at the Lion's Hall in Wolf Lake to vie for the titles of Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Wolf Lake on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The pageant competition kicks off Wolf Lake's annual Harvest Festival, which continues with a dance at 8 p.m. (featuring Hatfield Bay) at the liquor store, then switches into high gear for a full slate of activities on Saturday, Aug. 27. The young women vying for each of the three titles on Aug. 26 are as follows: Little Miss Wolf Lake
The Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2016 Railroad Days celebration Aug. 25-28 in Staples. The Chamber is excited about this year's lineup of events. The Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union will be holding a Medallion Hunt, with new clues everyday until it is found. There will be community wide garage sales and the Sacred Heart Church's Annual Garage Sale all three days just to get the celebration started. The celebration will start on Thursday Aug. 25 with the Little Red Caboose Variety Show, to be held at the Centennial Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Local favorites Hardwood Groove will bring roots inspired music to the 2nd Street Stage summer concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 on 2nd Street in downtown Park Rapids. Rooted in Detroit Lakes, Hardwood Groove brings bluegrass, blues, folk, rock and funk in one electrified show. Roots inspired songs are tied together with vocal harmonies and spiced up with a collaborative improvisational aspect.
For more than a decade now, the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell has hosted live music every Tuesday night, from June through August. Folk, rock, country, blues, classical... Tuesdays in the Park has attracted area bands, ensembles, duos, and soloists from just about every genre of the musical spectrum. But this coming Tuesday, Aug. 23, the bandshell will be home to something just a little different. For the first time, the popular summer concert series will include some live theater as part of its repertoire.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be in Detroit Lakes this Thursday, Aug. 18 for an 11 a.m. meeting with local officials, to discuss the community’s plans to upgrade its wastewater...
The Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is going to have a slightly different look when it opens for the 2016-17 ski season in November. The 200-acre regional mecca for snow sports and mountain biking enthusiasts will be getting an all-new, expanded tubing hill and a second, progressive skills terrain park just in time for the kickoff of its third winter season on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25).
Throughout Minnesota, and the United States as a whole, recent regional and global events have made Muslims a focus--and often a target--of fear, misunderstanding and even outright hatred. To help ease some of these racial and cultural tensions, a group of local churches and educational nonprofits have teamed up to organize "an informal and informative session about the Islam and Muslim community in the Detroit Lakes and Fargo-Moorhead area."