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Pretty soon -- possibly as soon as the spring of 2008 -- Detroit Lakes residents and visitors may be able to hop on the trolley bus to get around town during the summer months. The project began as an offshoot of the Chamber of Commerce "Catch the Wave" promotional campaign to keep tourism and commerce flowing in DL during the upcoming reconstruction of Highway 10 through DL, but it has since taken on a life of its own. "We (the 'Catch the Wave' Committee) felt the trolley concept was so exciting as a long term project ...
The fragrant scent of homemade soap wafts down one hallway of Detroit Lakes Middle School, while in another, one can hear the sound of pounding drums and voices raised in song. In the gymnasium, students concentrate hard to learn the steps of "Dance Video Revolution," an interactive video game that incorporates movement and dance techniques.
The world-renowned Kingston Trio is bringing its trademark three-part harmony to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes next Sunday, March 25, for a one-night-only show starting at 7 p.m. Though its membership has gone through a few changes since its beginnings 50 years ago, the Trio has retained its reputation for interpreting "well-loved and time-honored music" with strong harmonies and skilled musical accompaniment.
Want something fun to do this Saturday, March 17? Then why not stop by the Lincoln Education Center and do a little shopping? That's right, shopping. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the center will be temporarily transformed into a mini-mall, with a variety of local home-based business operators bringing their wares to help raise funds for a good cause. This "St.
With the Detroit Lakes School District looking at a budget gap of several hundred thousand dollars, the District Finance Committee will meet at 7 a.m.
This past January, a new documentary called "New Energy" had its premiere at Detroit Lakes' own Historic Holmes Theatre. Its creator, DL resident Erika Johnson, produced the 30-minute film in conjunction with Windustry and Twin Cities Public Television. While it already aired in the Twin Cities n February, residents of northwest Minnesota and North Dakota will finally get their chance to see it too, when Prairie Public Television airs the film on Thursday, March 29, at 9:30 p.m. "This show will be airing in five states, and hopefully six," Johnson said.
For 25 years, they've gathered on the same night, at the same time, every week. A diverse group that includes judges and physicians, war veterans and homemakers -- some recently retired, some long retired, and some not quite retired, according to the group's co-founder, Dr. Robert "Doc" Watson -- they enjoy getting together each week to "dine out" at their favorite local restaurants. "Anyone who's wearing a tie is still working," joked Watson, who along with wife Delores founded the group in 1982. "It all started when my wife broke her leg," he continued.
Did you ever look at those television ads for "adopting" children in Third World countries, and hear how just a few dollars a week could feed and clothe that child for a year? Did you find yourself reaching for that telephone?
This week, while most Detroit Lakes students are living through a last blast of winter, two of them are on their way to sunny Miami, Fla., where they will be rehearsing for their upcoming participation in a national honor choir concert. Detroit Lakes Middle School sixth grader Emma Wood has been selected to participate in the National Treble Youth Honor Choir, which will perform during the afternoon on Saturday, March 10, as part of the American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Miami. Also in Miami for the week will be Detroit Lakes High School senior Mark Champa, who ha
A panel of 14 jurors (including 2 alternates) was sworn in late Monday afternoon to hear the case of the State of Minnesota against Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Mark Adams. Adams, 43, of 14140 East Fox Lake Road, was indicted by a Becker County grand jury Nov. 1 for allegedly assaulting Ogema area farmer Mark Rothschadl. The incident occurred Sept. 9 on Rothschadl's farm in rural Ogema.