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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For the first time in 22 years, there's a new woman at the helm at Ecumen Detroit Lakes—but she's a familiar face to those residents and staff at the local retirement community who have been with the organization for more than a decade. Katie Lundmark, who began her career in long term care administration as the housing manager of The Madison—part of the Ecumen DL campus—about 10 years ago, became the executive director of the local senior living complex on Aug. 22. Her predecessor, Janet Green, is not retiring, however: She's been promoted.
The City of Detroit Lakes has seen a lot of changes in the past several years, from street and infrastructure improvements to commercial and residential development... and now the bill for some of those city-funded projects is coming due. Well over half of the proposed 6 percent increase in the city property tax levy for the coming year is due to payments on bonds issued for city-funded construction projects that are coming due in 2017.
A place where dogs can run, jump and play, within Detroit Lakes city limits — it could happen as early as 2018, if the City Park Board has its way. "A dog park is in the (park board's) long range plan," says Public Works Director Brad Green. "It's actually No. 2 on the list."
Summer may officially be drawing to a close with the advent of the fall equinox on Wednesday, but there are still plenty of things to get out and enjoy in the lakes area this week — all free of charge. Trinity art exhibit
The long arm of the law will have a new face in Detroit Lakes come Nov. 16. That’s the date that Steven Todd, currently a lieutenant with the Clay County...
After a yearlong planning process, the Detroit Lakes Public Utilities Commission is finally ready to let the sunshine in for its customers. “Community solar is a go,” announced DLPU General...
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When Penny Aguirre was growing up in Moorhead, her love of animals initially had her pursuing dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and after graduating high school, she enrolled as a pre-vet student at North Dakota State University in Fargo. The registered U.S. patent agent and vintner has come a long way since then, though her love of animals remains undiminished. While at university, the Minnesota native discovered a strong interest in science and biochemistry, and ended up transferring to the University of Minnesota to obtain her bachelor's degree in microbiology.
WE Fest may be over for this year, but there's still one more chance to pull those cowboy hats and boots out of the closet for some good, old fashioned, country-style fun. This Friday, Sept. 16, local cowboys and cowgirls will be hoofing it on over to Detroit Lakes' Shorewood Pub for the 4th Annual Hoedown for the Imagination Library. "It's always been held at the pub," says event organizer Amy Erickson, who is also one of the founders of the Lakes Area Imagination Library. "It's the perfect setting for a hoedown, and (owner) Shirley Cervenka's been very good to us."