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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After a somewhat less than impressive showing against Thief River Falls in their last home outing May 13, the Laker boys' tennis team rebounded in a big way Thursday with a dominating win over Perham, as they swept the Yellowjackets 7-0. "We played extremely well as a team," said Detroit Lakes' head coach, Wade Johnson. "Garret Duncan and Derick Brehm played extremely well at No.
Birding may seem like a hobby that doesn't require a lot of technical gadgetry to make it enjoyable. But social media like Facebook and Twitter has definitely made it more accessible. With Facebook, birders can "meet people all over the world who share their interest," said Sharon Stiteler, also known as "The Bird Chick," who was one of the presenters during the first day of the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. With Twitter, meanwhile, photos of rare bird sightings can be shared within seconds, by uploading a photo to Twitter and sending it to all your followers.
AUDUBON -- Want a piece of the woodwork from the old Lake Park-Audubon Elementary school building for your very own? Make them an offer!
Starting on Monday, June 6, the 1922 building that comprises a large portion of the current Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School facilities is slated to come down. And though the demolition will make way for a brand-new school entrance, lobby and central office area, in many ways, "it's hard to see it go," said LP-A Elementary Principal Sam Skaaland on Monday. After all, that building holds 89 years of history within its walls -- history that will be commemorated with a special "School History Day" at the school in Audubon on Monday, May 23. The event will include a school assembly at 2 p
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.