Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 15 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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For 30 years now, Detroit Lakes residents Gary and Barb Schlauderaff have shared their home, their children and the daily business of running a dairy farm. But before that, each of them was born and raised to be a part of their own family's dairy operation. Basically, their whole lives have been spent around cows. "He and I are both third generation dairy farmers," said Barb.
State officials are reporting the first "probable" case of the swine flu in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health characterized the case as "probable" because a lab confirmed the virus as type A influenza, but further testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is needed to identify the strain, according to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office. As a result of the probable case, Rocori Middle School and St.
Next Wednesday, May 6, more than 2,200 high school students and staff from Detroit Lakes, Lake Park-Audubon and Frazee-Vergas as well as community volunteers from area businesses, churches and service organizations will spend their morning hours showing area residents how much they care. By the time the noon hour rolls around, these volunteer workers will have completed several hundred community service projects in the Detroit Lakes, Callaway, Lake Park, Audubon, Cormorant, Frazee and Vergas areas, as part of the United Way Day of Caring. The recipients of their generosity are seniors and
To burn or not to burn -- that's the question looming on the minds of Becker County commissioners this month. On Tuesday, the county board met with representatives from the City of Perham, Otter Tail County, Todd County and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to discuss plans for a proposed $10 million expansion of Perham's solid waste incinerator. An invitation has been extended to Becker County to become a joint powers partner in the expansion project -- but as the commissioners learned Tuesday, that expansion would most likely require the addition of at least one more county (beside
On Monday, May 4, Detroit Lakes welcomes Big Top Chautauqua's traveling Sesquicentennial show, "Old Minnesota: Song of the North Star" to the stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre. You're invited to come hear what Minnesota was all about in its early history in this acclaimed musical theatre production, written by famed Midwest composer-historian-poet and founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Warren Nelson.
On Tuesday, representatives from the City of Perham, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Otter Tail County will meet with the Becker County Board to discuss the proposed expansion of Perham's solid waste incinerator. Becker County has been invited to become a joint powers partner in the expansion of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility.
Though the Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center is considered to be part of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools system, it actually serves a much larger area. Through its Targeted Services programming, the ALC serves K-8 students in Audubon, Lake Park, Frazee and Pelican Rapids as well as Detroit Lakes. As outlined by ALC Director Lisa Weber, Targeted Services is an after school and summer program that helps students who need a little extra assistance in developing the academic, social and organizational skills needed not only to succeed in school, but after graduation. "It's prevention progr
Today is Earth Day, when people across the world celebrate the planet on which we live, and the efforts of individuals and organizations across the globe to promote the preservation of a healthy, strong environment for future generations.
A proposed $20 million construction and renovation project for Lake Park-Audubon Schools could get a considerable boost with the recent announcement that greater Minnesota schools are eligible for roughly $75.85 million in federal stimulus funding for school building projects. Lake Park-Audubon School Board members discussed the possibilities for funding the project through stimulus money at Monday night's board meeting in Lake Park. According to Board Member Dale Binde, Lake Park-Audubon could qualify for slightly over $19 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB's), at zero
When fans come to see Dierks Bentley's sold-out concert at the Shooting Star Casino this Friday, April 24, they will also have an opportunity to get a glimpse at one of Nashville's up-and-coming stars. Aussie Jedd Hughes made the move from the "Land Down Under" about eight and a half years ago, and spent the next year and a half attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. "At 16 and a half, I quit school and toured in bands at home in Australia," Hughes recalled in a recent telephone interview. "It's a pretty small (music) scene over there ...