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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Every year on Memorial Day, thousands of people gather in communities across the country to remember our veterans, living and dead, who have served their country -- and most especially, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in that service. But the weekend that precedes this observance has also become a time for celebrating the return of summer, with picnics, parades and a host of other outdoor and indoor activities -- and this year is no exception. The Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen will continue its month-long 20th anniversary celebration with a final blowout
It's Legacy Destination Weekend in Detroit Lakes, and that means there's lots of fun to be had in the lakes area this weekend. The 15th Annual Festival of Birds continues tonight with an "Early Bird Social" at Richwood Winery from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m.
For thousands of years, trumpeter swans lived peacefully by the lakes and wetlands of the Midwestern United States, central Canada and up into Alaska. Yet by the mid-1800s, these majestic birds had all but disappeared from the United States. Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, swans "were hunted for their meat, skin and feathers," said Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as he addressed a room full of Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds attendees Thursday night at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Swan skin was used to make ladies' powder puffs, while the win
In the United States, one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. When Detroit Lakes resident Heather Arneson learned a short time ago that her grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer for a second time, she wanted to do something to show her support. "When I was living in New York City in 2008, I did a breast cancer walk in Central Park," she said. "The unity, the way people came together, it was just the most amazing experience ever." So Arneson decided to sign up for the Susan G.
The latest phase of development at Veterans Memorial Park in Detroit Lakes -- the installation and dedication of the six flags that will fly at its entrance on Highway 10 -- will take place this Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. "We thought we'd have a little ceremony on Armed Forces Day (which is celebrated each year on May 19), run the flags up, have a 21-gun salute and sort of open up the park so people will start walking through and have a look at it," said George Peters, a U.S.
Many schools have a math club, or a chess club, or a bowling club, or even a physics club.
Detroit Lakes' fifth annual Parkfest celebration is slated to take place this Thursday, May 17 at the DL City Park & Pavilion, from 4 to 7 p.m.
For many people, Memorial Day is a chance to experience the joy of a three-day weekend to start out the summer. It's a day for fishing, or maybe hanging out at the lake with family. For others, it's a day to take advantage of all the special holiday sales offered by retailers. Some will say it's a day for parades and other public displays of patriotism.
It's tradition in Minnesota: Mother's Day falls on the same weekend as the state's fishing opener. For those who aren't planning to check out the fishing action on area lakes from dawn to dusk on Saturday, there are plenty of other things to see and do. Aspiring thespians might want to try their hand at taking on the grandfather of English theater, William Shakespeare, as auditions for the Bard's most famous romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet," take place both tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Everywhere you look, the streets of downtown Detroit Lakes are steeped in history. Every building, every street sign, every statue has a story behind it -- but as the town's residents drive past them on their way to and from their destination each day, those little details often go unnoticed. It's those stories of Detroit Lakes' past that will be the focus of a Historic Downtown Walking Tour hosted by the Washington Square Mall and the Becker County Historical Society this coming week. There will be one downtown tour offered each day on Thursday, May 17, Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May