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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Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel may not be playing in the area anytime soon -- a July 11 concert at the Fargodome was cancelled, and has not been rescheduled -- but fans can still get their Simon & Garfunkel fix this week at the Historic Holmes Theatre. The Midwest's premier S&G tribute band, The Sound of Simon, will perform at the Detroit Lakes venue this Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Eric Roberts and Eric Trelstad have been performing together as Sound of Simon for close to 20 years; about a year ago, they added three more musicians to form a five-piece band. "We got together back when were
Though defense attorneys for Virginia Briard got a big break when the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in their favor earlier this month, the Becker County Attorney's Office has until Aug.
Level 3 predatory offender Robert Baca, who is awaiting trial in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of violating the state's predatory offender registration law, remains in custody at the county jail pending a July 28 court hearing. Baca, 44, is accused of attempting to elude authorities following his June 21 release from prison. After his release, Baca moved into a residence on the 300 block of Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes, as per papers he had filed announcing his intent to live there.
ROCHERT -- For those who ventured out to the Height of Land Sportsman's Club this weekend, it was like taking a step back in time. The Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota held their annual rendezvous at the club on Saturday and Sunday, complete with authentic campsites, clothing and weaponry. Yes, there were a few modern conveniences to be found, but for most of those participating in the rendezvous, it provided a chance to escape into a bygone era -- where having enough to eat was dependent upon one's skills with a bow, a gun or a knife. On one side of the clearing where the re
Starting this fall, Lake Park-Audubon Public Schools and Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M State) in Detroit Lakes will join forces on a unique program that will benefit students at both schools. Nursing students at M State will have the opportunity to earn clinical experience toward their RN and LPN degrees -- by conducting vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings, and providing health education services for high school and elementary students at LP-A. LP-A counselor Jenny Heggestuen and M State nursing faculty member Cindy Moore presented the specifics of the program to LP
For about six years in the mid to late 1970s, Detroit Lakes was home to a band with a unique sound that they defined as a combination of country rock and electric bluegrass. "We were ahead of our time ... kind of a novelty," said Dana Tomlinson of Detroit Lakes, who helped form the group with brothers Mike and Calvin To linson back in 1973. Known as Sagebrush, the group will be reuniting to perform together for the first time in 35 years this Saturday, July 24 at the Soo Pass Ranch south of Detroit Lakes. The concert will be a benefit for the Family Needs Ministry, Inc.
From the thistle, clover and dandelions that invade our pristinely green residential lawns, to the curly leaf pondweed, Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels that clog up area lakes and rivers, invasive species are a recurring nuisance in many ways. But some of these invaders, known as noxious weeds, can have an effect on the environment that's more than a nuisance -- it's downright toxic. Take wild parsnip, for instance. Unlike its domestic vegetable counterpart, this invasive weed can cause a nasty rash and blistering to both humans and animals when its sap comes in contact with the skin.
Four voices and a tambourine ... that's all Tonic Sol-fa needs to create a sound so unforgettable that the New York Times once described it as "a vocal kaleidoscope ...
Singing has been a part of Shea Henderson's life for almost as long as she can remember. "When I was little, that's all I wanted to do," she said. Henderson comes by it naturally -- her father, Marc, once sang in the men's chorus at St.