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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Though he wasn't in attendance at the meeting due to illness, Lake Park-Audubon Superintendent Dale Hogie got a nice "get well soon" present from the LP-A School Board on Monday night: A new three-year contract. The board unanimously approved Hogie's new contract, which will run through the end of the 2013-14 school year. According to the terms approved at the meeting, Hogie will receive a 1.5 percent salary increase for 2011-12, bringing his annual pay to $100,445; another 1.5 percent increase in 2012-13, or $101,950 for the year; and a 2 percent boost for the 2013-14 school year, bringi
Pine Point School Administrator Rochelle Johnson has certainly made an impression in her first year at the helm of the K-8 facility. It was early this year that she and her fellow school officials brought a proposal before the Pine Point School Board to help reduce summer learning loss among the district's 68 students: A year-round school. Specifically, the proposal was to implement a Flexible Learning Year Program where students would, instead of having one long, three-month summer break, be given four shorter breaks during the school year -- with one break at the end of each quarter. T
The School of Hope.
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