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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Folk music icons The Brothers Four will be coming to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Thursday, June 23, for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Though the group does have four members -- Mike McCoy, Karl Olson, Mark Pearson and Bob Flick -- they are not in fact brothers, except in spirit. "When we began, the four of us were all college students at the University of Washington in Seattle," said Flick, who is the only remaining member of that founding foursome. "We were in the same fraternity house, so we were all fraternity brothers.
For the first time since 2008, the Becker County Senior Network and Becker County Council on Aging are teaming up to present Senior Fest this Thursday, June 16, at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. From 10 a.m.
There'll be a whole lot of "quakin'" going on in Detroit Lakes this weekend, as the two-day Quake the Lake powerboat racing event gets underway on Saturday. Though this will be the fifth year Quake the Lake has been held in DL, there are some new twists to the popular event this time around, said race director Ross Rolvoshem. First of all, the event will be held on the beach of Big Detroit Lake, in front of the Holiday Inn; in years past, the races started from a public beach on Little Detroit, near Zorbaz. The Holiday Inn has also signed on as a sponsor this year, along with Washington
When Ruth Aho was asked to help answer phones at Farmers Insurance Agency in Detroit Lakes while owner Richard Pentinen's wife Renee was out on maternity leave, it was supposed to be a temporary position. That was 34 years ago -- yet somehow, Aho never quite managed to leave.
Essentia Health CEO Tom Thompson is resigning as president of Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes, effective the end of June. It's not clear why, or what his plans are. He did not return a phone call. The company announced the move in a news release after a reporter's phone call, adding that "no interviews or comments will be granted regarding this communication." During Thompson's tenure, the news release says, "Essentia Health St.
Former Becker County commissioner Carolyn Engebretson lost her battle with cancer early Thursday morning at her home in rural Rochert.
Business owners, take note: Here's a way to save 25 percent on your health care costs by helping your employees stay healthy. On Tuesday, the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center will be hosting a free worksite wellness summit sponsored by PartnerSHIP 4 Health. PartnerSHIP 4 Health is a regional initiative of the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), representing the counties of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties in northwest Minnesota. The purpose of Tuesday's summit, according to PartnerSHIP 4 Health Project Manager Jason Bergstrand, is to help businesse
Former Becker County commissioner Carolyn Engebretson lost her battle with cancer early this morning at her home in rural Rochert.
For the first time in its 11-year history, the Street Faire at the Lakes ended its two-day run Saturday without a single raindrop having fallen. So says organizer Mary Beth Gilsdorf, who summarized the summer's inaugural festival with just one word: "Awesome." "It was just ... smooth," she added. "The artists and vendors were really happy." Indeed, Sandy Kuhlers of Fairmont, Minn., who was a first-time exhibitor with her Simply Homemade line of jams and jellies, said she was very pleased and hoped to come back again. "The people are very friendly," she said.
Fire trucks of all ages, shapes and sizes lined the streets of Detroit Lakes for about half an hour on Saturday afternoon, as firefighters from around the region took part in a parade commemorating the 136th Annual Minnesota State Fire Department Association Conference. The conference was hosted by the Detroit Lakes Fire Department this past weekend, June 1-4, and DL Fire Chief Dave Baer said the event was such a success that it will be coming back to the community again. "They're going to put it (hosting the conference) on a rotation, and Detroit Lakes happens to be on that rotation, so e