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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The catastrophic earthquake that rocked the tiny island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12 has evoked an enormous response worldwide. U.S. military forces have mobilized in support of Haiti, in a joint relief effort known as Operation Unified Response -- and Richville's own Travis Gentz was among the thousands of military personnel deployed to Haiti's shores as part of that mission. Gentz, who currently holds the rank of Navy petty officer third class, is serving as an information systems technician (IT) aboard the U.S.S.
One thing that the hundreds of students auditioning each year for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Choirs have in common is a stellar singing voice. The ranks of those submitting audition CDs for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) of Minnesota 9-10 Honor Choir are likewise filled with accomplished singers. But to make the list of those chosen to participate in these choirs, it takes something a bit more than that. "There are so many beautiful voices," said Kathryn Larson, vocal music director for Detroit Lakes High School.
The Becker County Board took action Tuesday to finalize its participation in the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority. The commissioners unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the county's participation in the joint powers agreement with Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena counties. The purpose of the agreement will be to allow the participating counties to take part in the joint ownership and operation of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility (the incinerator plant) as well as other cooperative solid waste management efforts. Commissioner Larry Knutson, while approving the resolu
Valentine's Day is a holiday meant to be celebrated with the one you love. And thanks to a personal ad placed in the Detroit Lakes Tribune last summer, Louella Koenig and Leo Zaviska will be doing just that. "70 year old lady would like to meet a nice guy," read the advertisement placed by the hopeful Detroit Lakes resident on June 28.
The sheer number of people in Haiti who were left homeless and hungry by the Jan. 12 earthquake is staggering.
Emily Peterson, 16-year-old daughter of Mike and Lisa Peterson of Perham, was crowned as Miss Polar Fest 2010 at the annual pageant Sunday night in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. Though she was crowned Sunday, Peterson won't officially begin her reign until this Saturday, Feb. 6, as Detroit Lakes' annual celebration of all things cold and snowy finally gets underway. She was joined on the podium by Miss Teen Polar Fest 2010, Brittanie Schafer.
You know the old adage, the best things in life are free? That theory will be demonstrated on Thursday, Feb. 18, as Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre presents a special performance by the world-renowned brass ensemble, the Dallas Brass -- with no admission fee. Though the 7:30 p.m.
Synchronized high kicks, dizzying turns, gravity defying leaps and maybe even a pirouette or two -- state dance team competitions are among the most entertaining events hosted by the Minnesota State High School League each year. This year's incarnation, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, in the Target Center in Minneapolis, will be more exciting than most for lakes area residents: Three local teams have advanced to the 2010 state dance team tournament.
The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital city of Port au Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 12 has many people wondering what they can do to help. Many have opted to send donations to international organizations that have been mobilized to meet the large-scale needs of Haiti's people.
Each year, Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre brings in a wide range of local, regional, national and international talent to perform on its stage. But an equally important part of its mission, according to Holmes Theatre Administrator Amy Stoller Stearns, is the theater's youth outreach programs.