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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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.
"I've fallen and I can't get up!" is a catch phrase that has become a permanent part of popular culture in the U.S., launching thousands of comedy punch lines since the 1980s. But for many older Americans, it's no joke. In the U.S., unintentional falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries for people older than 65 years. Fall-related injuries are also the most common cause of accidental death in those over the age of 65, according to statistics found in "Preventing Falls: A Guide for Seniors," published by Essentia Health-St.
Though he has been a working singer-songwriter for more than 15 years now, Tim Mahoney will be the first to admit that his recent stint as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice" was his biggest gig to date. "It's undoubtedly the most exposure I've had," Mahoney said Tuesday morning, just hours before his televised elimination in the talent competition's "battle round." Not only are his performances from "The Voice" being released on iTunes just an hour or two after being broadcast live on the show, but he's been featured on syndicated entertainment news shows such as "Access Hollywood." "Some
Last year, the Becker County United Way Day of Caring participants experienced something that hadn't happened before in any of its more than 10 years of existence -- rain. Fortunately, the volunteers who took part in this year's community service day enjoyed nothing but sunny skies -- albeit joined with some pretty strong gusts of wind. "When we (project organizers) woke up that morning and the sun was shining, we were happy campers," said United Way Executive Director Luann Porter.
If Governor Mark Dayton manages to get his proposed state budget passed by the Minnesota Legislature this spring, the "job killing" tax hikes that will result could cause an economic depression so severe that state unemployment figures will reach record levels. Or so says the Minnesota Majority, an organization committed to "promoting traditional values in state and federal public policy through grassroots activism." One of the group's more innovative grassroots campaigns, "Mark Dayton's Soup Truck," made a stop in Detroit Lakes on Thursday.
Are you looking for a fun way to spend your weeknights for the next couple of months, while still leaving your weekends free for summer recreating? Auditions for the third annual production of the Historic Holmes Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park are set to take place this Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 in the conference room of the theater's lower level. Director Nikki Caulfield said this year's production, "All's Well That Ends Well," has 12 roles that will need to be filled before the first rehearsal on Wednesday, May 18. "I need six men, and six women," she said.
The "international" part of the Rotary International mission was on display in Detroit Lakes this past week, as families from both the Morning and Noon Rotary clubs hosted five members of Rotary District 4660 in Brazil for a three-day visit. The visit was part of a Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) between Brazil's District 4660 and District 5580, which encompasses parts of both the U.S.
Though the official opening of Mary's Place, the new domestic violence women's shelter in Detroit Lakes, is still a couple of months away, the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center will soon be moving into its new digs in the same building. "May 11 is our move in date," said LCRC executive director Jan Logan. That means the LCRC is looking for a buyer for its existing building on Washington Avenue, which will be vacated as a result of the move, Logan added. "We do own the building (on Washington)," she said. So why relocate the LCRC's offices into the new building? "As a result of our resea
It's been 10 years since musician and singer Chris LeGrand had the inspiration to make his startling resemblance to a certain rock music icon into a career. "All of my life, I've been getting comparisons to Mick Jagger, so I finally decided to put it to work," LeGrand said in a recent phone interview. LeGrand came to this conclusion after seeing a Beatles tribute show that was more than just music -- it was a complete theatrical experience. "It's a pretty broad overview of the years from 1964 to 1981, which is the period everyone is familiar with," LeGrand said.
Over 300 fans, ranging in age from 19 to 70, flocked to Fargo's Aquarium Saturday night for the High Plains Battle of the Bands. Fargo's Inside Out Strings took first place among the seven participating bands, earning the right to perform at the kickoff party for the inaugural High Plains Festival on Friday, July 1. According to festival organizer David Larson, Saturday's Battle of the Bands drew fans from not only Detroit Lakes, Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area, but also from as far away as Sweden and Japan. These fans were entertained by "a very diverse group of seven bands, and