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When the little red truck pulled into town Monday, with the words "Missoula Children's Theater" printed on the side, it was the start of a week-long theatrical adventure for 56 Detroit Lakes-area children. Since Monday, MCT actor-directors Anna Miller and Matt Ablan have been putting the kids through daily four-hour practices -- practices that will culminate in two live weekend performances on the stage of the Historic Holmes Theatre. The cast will present two performances of the children's play "Jack and the Beanstalk," set to take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and 10:30 a.m.
For about 40 years now, Ulen native Jean Harney has been a painter. Whether it's oils, acrylics, silk screen (a form of print making known as serigraphy) or her current favorite medium, watercolors, Harney has always loved the thrill of creating her own artwork. "I've always drawn things," she says.
Construction on the addition to the Becker County Courthouse and the new Becker County Transit building at the fairgrounds is progressing nicely, according to County Administrator Brian Berg. Despite some unanticipated delays, both projects are expected to meet their initially projected completion dates, he added. "We fell a little behind the projected schedule (for the courthouse addition) because of a shoring issue on the east side," Berg said.
The Lake Park-Audubon School Board approved a preliminary 2007-08 revenue and expenditure budget of just under $6 million at its Monday board meeting. With projected revenues of $5,988,941, and expenditures of $5,991,592 -- a difference of approximately $2,600 -- the budget for the coming year is essentially balanced , according to LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie. Anticipating some fallout from this spring's failed building bond referendum, the administrative staff put together a revenue budget built around a projected K-12 enrollment decrease of 15 students, Hogie added. "Since we've bee
Though she is a native of the lakes area, Nancy Soberg says becoming part of the United Way of Becker County five years ago was an eye opening experience. "The United Way is very interesting...
When the Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome performed at the Historic Holmes Theatre's annual fund raising gala, Motion, this past spring, they proved so popular that they were invited to come back. Fargo's hottest 12-piece horn band will perform at the newly renovated Detroit Lakes Pavilion this Friday, June 22, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome will play dance music ranging from Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin to Billy Joel and Chicago.
This past Thursday, a delegation of four representatives from the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) of India was in Detroit Lakes to pay a visit to the campus of Minnesota State Community & Technical College (MSCTC). As part of their tour of the community, the group also visited with local Lutheran pastors, visited the Grace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, and attended a meeting of the Noon Rotary Club. The foursome was accompanied by Rolf Wangberg, bishop of the Northwest Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and his wife Pat.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2007-08 "Showcase Series" at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. At a special "sneak peek" luncheon Thursday, theater director Amy Stearns and marketing coordinator Kesley Myhre unveiled a schedule that includes a mix of regional and national touring acts. Stearns noted that she was very excited about the upcoming season, saying, "I think it's a great mix of entertainment, and there's definitely something for everyone this year." The 2007-08 "Showcase Series" includes: n The musical "Songs from the Tall Grass," Saturday, Sept.
What to do with the Swift turkey plant in Frazee has been a dilemma for Becker County and Frazee city officials alike for several years now. But on Tuesday, the Becker County Board took action to put the tax-forfeited property up for sale -- for the asking price of $500, plus fees of approximately $100. The anticipated buyer is the Frazee Economic Development Authority.
Since it opened in September 2006, Detroit Lakes' Sucker Creek Preserve has hosted students on school field trips, birders, hikers, and various other groups of nature enthusiasts. But on Sunday, June 17, it will be the site of a more spiritual gathering, as St. Luke's Episcopal Church plans to hold its 10 a.m. worship service in the park's amphitheater. The public is invited to attend. Sally Hausken, the founder of Sucker Creek Preserve, said she and fellow St.