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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From no-till farming to wetland restoration; nutrient management and integrated pest management; native buffers; water and sediment control basins, Kevin and Candace Lunde's farm in rural Lake Park is a study in modern conservation practices. So it's not too surprising that the Lundes were honored as Conservationists of the Year by the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District. Located on the site of the former Becker County Children's Home, the farm has been in the Lunde family since 1949, when Kevin's parents, Harold and Lorraine Lunde, purchased and renovated the property into a working
With the advent of reality television series like "Hoarders" and "Hoarding: Buried Alive," public attention has become sharply focused on a form of compulsive behavior that can, if left untreated, jeopardize not only a person's livelihood and financial standing, but also their interpersonal relationships and even their health. In the past, a house being taken over by clutter -- pile after pile of newspapers stretching up to the ceiling, stacks of books squeezed into every available nook and cranny, empty Cool Whip containers and jelly jars taking up most of the kitchen cupboard and counter s
For the past five years, the congregation of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes has been organizing a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to celebrate the quintessential American holiday. This year is no exception. The Sixth Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast will take place this Thursday -- Thanksgiving Day -- at Holy Rosary, with serving from 11 a.m.
The Lake Park-Audubon School Board got some good news, and some that was not so good, in the form of the 2009-10 District Audit Report presented at Monday night's regular meeting in Audubon. Brian Stavenger of Eide Bailly presented the audit report, which was prepared for the district by the Fargo-based firm. Stavenger noted that the district received a "clean, unqualified opinion," which basically amounts to a positive review. "It means our process of accounting is positive --we're doing the right things," explained Superintendent Dale Hogie in a later interview. Overall, the district
Now that winter's chill is beginning to be felt in the lakes area, people are looking for more ways to have fun indoors -- and what better way to do that than a visit to the Holmes Art Show, opening this Thursday, Nov. 18 at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. More than 20 area artists -- from Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Frazee, Perham, Park Rapids, Fergus Falls, Fargo, Moorhead, Crookston, St.
One morning earlier this month, as Stacey Stalberger was getting ready for another day of teaching her first grade students at Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School, she got a bit of a jolt while listening to the morning announcements. Her friend and fellow first grade teacher, Kristen Frank, broke the news that Stalberger had been named as LP-A's 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. "I can't believe I was actually chosen," said Stalberger, a teacher at LP-A for the past eight years. "The LP-A Teacher of the Year Award is a huge honor. There are so many deserving teachers...
Hospice of the Red River Valley has been awarded a $100,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The challenge grant will provide matching funds for all donations of $500 or more received by HRRV between now and Dec. 31.
It's been five years since the Lakes Area Community Concert Band first began rehearsals at Detroit Lakes High School, and its members are ready to celebrate. The band is in its final days of rehearsal for a very special concert, which is set to take place at 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov.
For many years, the subject of the Vietnam War was a painful one for Detroit Lakes native Richard Hokenson. "I didn't want to talk about it," he says. Hokenson, who graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966, served with the U.S. Army's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, in Vietnam from May of 1969 to April 4, 1970. "I was drafted," Hokenson said.
Have you ever watched a television show like Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and wondered what it would be like to be part of one of their live broadcasts? This Friday, Nov. 12, the Twin Cities-based James Sewell Ballet will re-create the atmosphere of a televised dance competition in their new touring show, "Le Dance Off: Dance 'N America." The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre.