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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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.
"It can get a little wild out there." So says comedian Robert Post when attempting to describe his "Post Comedy Theatre" show, which comes to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. "Even I don't know where it's going to go (before each show starts)," said Post in a recent telephone interview. "There are two different elements to the show," Post said. "There's these really chiseled, very clean and precise, almost vaudeville-type pieces and then there's the freewheeling, improvisational relationship with the audience.
The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince on Jan.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress officially established a new federal holiday: Martin Luther King Day. Commemorating the birthday of the late civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the holiday is officially observed on the third Monday in January. (King's actual birth date is Jan.
It's been a long week for Detroit Lakes residents John and Mary Lee. When news of the devastating earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti, hit the worldwide airwaves Tuesday, they were understandably anxious.
Need a little help figuring out whether you need to file a 1040, a 1040A or a 1040EZ for your taxes this year? Not quite tech-savvy enough to try your hand at TurboTax or TaxACT and do it yourself? The Mahube RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) and AARP Tax Aide program are ready and willing to help. Starting on Monday, Jan.
It's been eight years since the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (DLCCC) first opened its doors to the public, in the fall of 2001. Since then, the $9.35 million facility has grown into its role as a multi-generational, multi-use facility that serves not only the community of Detroit Lakes, but the entire region. Betsy Norby, an avid runner, said that she enjoys the year-round convenience of the center's indoor track and treadmill machines, as well as its training classes for marathon runners. "For me the most important thing is that it's open during the winter," she said.
It was two years ago, in January 2008, that the Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos show made its debut at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. Tomorrow night, they're coming back for an encore. "We had so much fun last time -- how could we not come back?" said Ted Manderfeld, who has been David Eicholz' partner in the traveling music/comedy show for eight years now. Though the format of Thursday's show is similar to what audiences at the Holmes Theatre saw two years ago, Manderfeld promised that those who come back a second time will find something new to enjoy. "There's lots of stuff we di
Norby's Department Store celebrated its 100th anniversary in Detroit Lakes just a few years ago. But what many people may not remember is that before there was a Norby's, there was a Blanding's. "We were the Wal-Mart of early Detroit Lakes," says Richard Blanding, whose grandfather Arthur established the Blanding Department Store in 1887. "My dad was born in a house where the library is now," Richard says, adding that the house he grew up in on Park Street was just demolished a few weeks ago to make room for the expansion of St.