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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
Concertgoers at the Historic Holmes Theatre were treated to an evening of exceptional music Tuesday night, as the 27 members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Chamber Orchestra presented the first of three touring performances of "Four Seasons at the Lake." Though the Chamber Orchestra is about a third of the size of the full, 80-member F-M Symphony Orchestra, their instruments nevertheless filled the 837-seat Holmes Theatre with the soaring strains of Handel, Vivaldi and Piazzola. Under the baton of conductor Bernard Rubinstein, the musicians moved effortlessly through the intricacies of G.F
Though she is an award-winning author of children's books, Mary DuBois' latest release, Game Over, is her first foray into adult fiction -- and in fact, she started writing it before her children's series became a success. Under the name Mary B. Koski -- which was her married name -- DuBois wrote a series of children's books, several of them centered around the character of Impatient Pamela.
Six years ago, Emmanuel Community began hosting an annual art auction fundraiser known as Art for the Ages. Since then, the event has grown into a showcase for some of the area's best artists, including a variety of media from pottery and sculpture to paintings and mosaics -- and everything in between. The sixth annual Art for the Ages, set to take place Thursday, June 9 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., is no exception.
Doug Ohman's enthusiasm for his work is obvious. "I have the best job in the world!" he told a group of about 30 people gathered at the Detroit Lakes Public Library Thursday night. Over the past 11 years, the Minnesota photographer has traveled the state's scenic highways and back roads, documenting its history through imagery that has formed the basis for 14 books -- including six in the "Minnesota Byways" series, published by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). Though Ohman said that he thought the fifth book in the series, Cabins of Minnesota, would be the last, he jumped at the c
"He truly was a nice guy." That's how former Detroit Lakes mayor and city alderman Larry Buboltz remembers ex-city administrator Wayne Lance, who passed away Thursday, May 26, at the age of 91. Lance served the City of Detroit Lakes from 1959 to 1984 -- first as finance officer, then as city clerk, and finally as its administrator. "He was a man of very high integrity," said Rich Grabow, who worked with Lance for nine years.