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 six weeks following the Sept. 1, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the Detroit Lakes Developmental Achievement Center launched a button campaign -- a campaign in memory of those who had fallen, and those whose heroic acts kept casualties from rising even higher. The buttons featured a variety of patriotic slogans and images, and sold for $2 apiece, according to a Jan.
The Whisky A Go Go is the granddaddy of all rock clubs. Musical acts as diverse as Johnny Rivers, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Motley Crüe, Van Halen, Guns & Roses and many, many more have all graced the stage at various points since the club first opened on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip in 1968. Those legendary performers will soon be joined by Detroit Lakes' own resident rockers, The Fat Cats, who are scheduled to play a show at the West Hollywood landmark on Friday, Aug. 26 at 9:45 p.m.
Parkfest is Thursday! From 4 to 7 p.m., the Pavilion and its surrounding park will be host to exhibits from local businesses, non-profit agencies, community service clubs and visitor information booths about local attractions such as Tamarac Refuge. "There will be 25 booths, both indoors and outdoors -- weather permitting," said Carrie Johnston, president of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the hosts of the annual event. Also dependent upon the weather will be a host of outdoor yard games for all ages. "We'll have yard games in the park, hosted by the De
The first-ever Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Minnesota is coming to this area in June -- and you can help to develop arts, history and cultural enrichment opportunities by being a part of it. "We're really excited about this," said Amy Stoller Stearns, director of the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes, who is part of the planning committee for the summit.
There are some people who just naturally seem born to lead -- but for the rest of us, there are organizations like DECA that help develop the skills and self-confidence necessary for people to emerge as leaders in their chosen career fields. When Glenice Hall first became involved in Collegiate DECA, as a member of the Fashion Merchandising Program Advisory Board at Detroit Lakes Vocational Institute, she realized pretty early on that she enjoyed helping students at the school develop their leadership skills, and consequently their self-confidence. "One of the things I did (as an advisory
Wednesday, May 11 MUSIC Sons of Norway Kringen Accordion Band: 6:30 to 8 p.m., River Pointe, 2401 11th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-6900. NDSU Woodwind Faculty Quintet: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-231-7969. THEATER DANCE Salsa Dancing: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Eastgate Event Center, 123 21st St. S., Moorhead. Beginner dance lesson, followed by open dancing. Admission $5 per person, no partner required. Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo.
"I've fallen and I can't get up!" is a catch phrase that has become a permanent part of popular culture in the U.S., launching thousands of comedy punch lines since the 1980s. But for many older Americans, it's no joke. In the U.S., unintentional falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries for people older than 65 years. Fall-related injuries are also the most common cause of accidental death in those over the age of 65, according to statistics found in "Preventing Falls: A Guide for Seniors," published by Essentia Health-St.
Though he has been a working singer-songwriter for more than 15 years now, Tim Mahoney will be the first to admit that his recent stint as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" was his biggest gig to date. "It's undoubtedly the most exposure I've had," Mahoney said Tuesday morning, just hours before his televised elimination in the talent competition's "battle round." Not only are his performances from "The Voice" being released on iTunes just an hour or two after being broadcast live on the show, but he's been featured on syndicated entertainment news shows such as "Access Hollywood." "Some
Last year, the Becker County United Way Day of Caring participants experienced something that hadn't happened before in any of its more than 10 years of existence -- rain. Fortunately, the volunteers who took part in this year's community service day enjoyed nothing but sunny skies -- albeit joined with some pretty strong gusts of wind. "When we (project organizers) woke up that morning and the sun was shining, we were happy campers," said United Way Executive Director Luann Porter.
If Governor Mark Dayton manages to get his proposed state budget passed by the Minnesota Legislature this spring, the "job killing" tax hikes that will result could cause an economic depression so severe that state unemployment figures will reach record levels. Or so says the Minnesota Majority, an organization committed to "promoting traditional values in state and federal public policy through grassroots activism." One of the group's more innovative grassroots campaigns, "Mark Dayton's Soup Truck," made a stop in Detroit Lakes on Thursday.