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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National Puppy Day has been observed since 2006 on March 23rd, and has gone international thanks to the internet. You may ask, what's the purpose of having a National Puppy Day? The purpose is to inform people on the needs of homeless puppies and of course to get them adopted into good homes. It is also designed to educate people on the horrors of puppy mills. Your library's collection includes books on the different breeds of dogs, so you can do your homework before adopting your new family member. If you just like reading about dogs, we can help you there too.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to get your Irish up and buy a ticket to the Humane Society of the Lakes’ 10th Annual Irish Fundraiser on Friday, March 18 at the SpeakEasy in Detroit Lakes. Fargo-Moorhead’s popular Celtic band, Poitin, will once again provide live entertainment for the event.
Patrons of Cinemagic Washington Square 7 Theatres in Detroit Lakes will have a rare opportunity this week to view an independent, small-market film — one that has its roots in Minnesota.
"New York, New York, it's a wonderful town..." If Detroit Lakes High School's choir students are finding themselves belting out this familiar tune at unexpected moments these days, who could blame them? For most of them, the group's upcoming trip to New York City in April will be their first visit to the "city that never sleeps." "There are about 70 of us going, sophomores through seniors," says Isaac Eggebraaten, who is a junior.
He may not have come up with the recipe himself, but Detroit Lakes' own U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson now has the right to brag that his staff members are among the best cooks on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Congressional Delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seventh annual hotdish competition — and for the first time, Peterson's staff was victorious. "I think we came in second one year," said Rep. Peterson on Thursday. "But this is the first time we won."
Summit Productions, the lakes area's community theater group, is bringing Noel Coward's iconic play, "Blithe Spirit" to the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre for three performances this Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11. Director Doug Schultz and a talented cast of seven local actors will bring this ghostly comedy to life.
A possible extension of North Shore Drive into the Minnesota/Lake Avenue neighborhood was once again the hot topic at a public hearing on the proposed local option sales tax that was held during a special Detroit Lakes City Council meeting Monday night. Roughly half of the dozen or so local residents who stepped forward to comment and ask questions during the hearing were there specifically to request that the North Shore Drive extension be permanently removed from consideration for possible projects to be funded by the proposed half-cent sales tax.
When Essentia Health officially acquired the five 7-Day Clinics in Detroit Lakes, Fargo and Moorhead on March 1, patients of both local healthcare providers were the biggest beneficiaries, according to Peter Jacobson, president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. "The 7-Day Clinics' primary focus has always been on providing quality, convenient, accessible care," says Jacobson, who oversees the operation of primary care for Essentia Health clinics in western Minnesota and North Dakota.
West Avenue, along with portions of both Willow Street and West Lake Drive in the city of Detroit Lakes, will be getting major facelifts within the next three to four years. The upgrades to West Avenue and the east end of Willow Street were given the green light at a special meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council on Thursday afternoon.
You've heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.