Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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The Laker girls' basketball team may have had to settle for second place after a 49-40 loss to Princeton in the Sartell Tournament championship Tuesday, but DL's head coach liked his team's performance nonetheless. "If we could have knocked down a few more of our perimeter shots, we could have had a chance to win -- but I was pleased with the effort," said Laker head coach Mike Hoganson on Wednesday. Princeton senior center Katie Lobery -- who has already committed to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers next season -- led her team to victory with 17 points. "The game plan was to mix up
It may or may not be an all-time record, but the near-30 inches of snowfall that Detroit Lakes received last month is definitely more than lakes area residents have seen in any December for more than a decade. Marty Hembre, who tracks monthly weather statistics for KDLM Radio, said the station had recorded 29¼ inches of snow between Dec. 1-31.
Looking for something a little different to do this New Year's Eve? Detroit Lakes is offering everything from a family-friendly New Year's Bash at the community center to an interactive murder mystery show at the ClubHouse Hotel. The latter is an "80s Class Reunion" hosted by the Fargo Entertainment Company. This unique dinner theater show allows guests to be a part of the action. A company of eight actors will play the main roles -- the jock, the cheerleader, the nerd, etc. -- at this Class of 1988 reunion. One of those roles will be short-lived, as a murder mystery unfolds.
Before the invention of the letterpress, books were written by hand: inked by scholars who painstakingly added colorful illuminations and miniature illustrations to the text. It was, in fact, among the world's earliest art forms -- one that Detroit Lakes artist Douglas J. Fliss seeks to continue in the modern world.
With so much of its livelihood dependent upon maintaining the purity of its natural resources, Becker County has long been on the cutting edge of conservation -- and earlier this month, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) recognized those efforts with a very special honor. For the first time ever, the BWSR and AMC joined forces to present County Conservation Awards to four Minnesota counties, including Becker, at the AMC annual convention and trade show in Duluth on Tuesday, Dec.
Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes is a very "pet friendly" environment.
Though their meeting lasted less than three hours, the Becker County commissioners were kept busy Tuesday, approving everything from the re-appointment of the county assessor to the hiring of a speaker on stress management for the human services department. Becker County Assessor Steven Skoog was appointed to another four-year term Tuesday. His initial four-year term in that post is set to expire Dec.
In its first six years of existence, the 10,000 Lakes Festival has built a solid core audience of loyal fans. But with attendance down last year, Festivals And Concert Events (FACE), Inc.
Whether you're looking for last minute gifts or just want to celebrate the holiday season through music and dance, the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (DLCCC) in Detroit Lakes has planned several events over the course of the coming week that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Two of them, the DLCCC Christmas Marketplace and the Lakes Area Community Band holiday concert, were postponed from this past Sunday, Dec. 14, due to inclement weather. They are both set to take place this Sunday, Dec.
When Mary Anderson first applied for a job at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS, now known as the Farm Service Agency, or FSA) office in Detroit Lakes, it was supposed to be a temporary position. "There was a 90-day position available, and I was six months pregnant with my son, so I thought it would be a good fit for me, working for three months before he was born," Anderson recalls. Fast forward 32½ years, and you can still find Anderson working at the FSA office every weekday, Monday through Friday -- at least until Jan. 2.