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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There wasn't much for the hometown fans to cheer about Friday night at Kent Freeman Arena, as the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team managed just one goal in a 6-1 loss to the visiting Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. That lone score came from first-line forward Austin Rusness late in the third period, with the assist going to Alex Mason.
A slow start didn't prevent the Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team from finding their groove in a 48-30 victory over Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday night. Sophomore Bailee Bartunek continues to lead the team on the boards, after grabbing 18 rebounds in the game to go along with 14 points and five blocked shots for the Raiders. "We dominated the offensive boards," said LP-A head coach Anthony Bryant. Senior guard Andi Knudsvig once again paced the Raiders offensively, topping the scoreboard with 17 points.
Detroit Lakes placed 10th out of 32 teams at the Big Bear Invitational wrestling tournament this past Friday and Saturday at Cass Lake-Bena High School. No. 6-ranked Gabe Foltz continued to impress in the 106-pound division, going undefeated in four earlier matches before claiming the championship with a fall against Anthony Phlipson of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus at 3:04.
Despite a sluggish start in the first half, the Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team finished strong in a 62-48 Mid-State Conference victory against the visiting Pequot Lakes Patriots Friday. "We started off a little slow," said Laker head coach Robb Flint.
Things literally got off on the wrong foot for the Detroit Lakes gymnastics team Friday night, as freshman Ally Berg suffered an injury to her big toe during the warm-ups that took her out of the meet against Park Rapids. "The evening kind of started off a little rough for us," said DL head coach Steve Zamzo, noting that Berg's injury was a costly one for the team, particularly in the vault portion of the competition. Some difficulties with the music in the floor event also resulted in the loss of a couple of points for the Lakers. "During the floor event, the music would cut out on us,"
From Army serviceman to over-the-road trucker to bulk oil dealer to rural mail carrier, Waubun native Herb Ahles has had a variety of careers. "I've had a pretty busy life," he says. "I've been a part-time policeman, part-time deputy sheriff, part-time farmer... I drove school buses, and I was a (volunteer) fireman for 24½ years." At the age of 19, Herb enlisted in the U.S.
CALLAWAY -- In the world of government politics, "compromise" has become a dirty word. That was the gist of the message from Minnesota legislators Sen. Rod Skoe (D-Clearbrook) and Rep. Kent Eken (D-Twin Valley) when they spoke at an Agricultural Issues Forum Thursday at the Callaway Event Center. "In order for democracy to function, you need compromise," Eken said.
Despite the light rain that misted down late Wednesday afternoon, lakes area residents came out in large numbers for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop in Detroit Lakes. In fact, it may have been one of the largest crowds yet for the annual event, according to Becker County Food Pantry director Jack Berenz. "I thought it was the best turnout we've had in years, and maybe the best ever," Berenz said. He added that a man he had chatted with from Canadian Pacific Railroad estimated the crowd at about 700 people. Besides enjoying a 45-minute live music show, the enthusiastic crowd als
Ten years ago, on Dec. 14, 2001, the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center opened its doors to the public for the first time. The first person to check into the fitness center on that day?
Since last Wednesday, Dec. 7, the residents of Oak Crossing -- a long term senior care facility located on the campus of Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes -- have been busy baking Christmas cookies. While that may not seem like such an unusual activity at this time of year, it's a tradition that many of the residents of Oak Crossing's three "neighborhoods," or permanent residential areas, have missed taking part in since moving there. "Christy Brinkman (senior administrative leader at Essentia Health-St.