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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Homeless pets are trying a different tactic to grab the attention of potential adopters: They're hitting the catwalk.
When plans were first announced for a $2.5 million Backyard addition to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center back in May, fund-raising organizers hoped to break ground on the project this fall. To make that happen, however, they will need to raise approximately $198,000 by Sept. 30, according to Steve Daggett, co-chair of the fund-raising committee. "We would love to break ground this fall if we still can," Daggett added, noting that while some additional fund-raising will be done after Sept.
The third annual Leather & Leavez Motorcycle Rally will take place next Saturday, Sept. 18, starting in Detroit Lakes. There will be a freewill pancake feed at 10 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center parking lot (weather permitting), catered by Country Kitchen. The ride will depart from the DLCCC parking lot at noon. Participants will say "farewell to summer" as they travel through the vibrant autumn colors of Minnesota lakes country.
For students and parents in most Minnesota communities, the first day of school is this today, Sept.
It's not too often that a person lives long enough to reach their 100th birthday. So it was a rare occasion when two women at Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes reached the century mark on the same day. Mabel Walters and Genevieve Bannister both celebrated their 100th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 19 -- and fellow Emmanuel resident Elsie Nelson will join them in the centenarian club on Oct.
Fifteen years ago, the first Dick Beardsley Run was held in Detroit Lakes to honor the former DL resident and marathon running legend. But it also had a dual purpose: The event was a perfect tuneup for the Twin Cities Marathon, held every October. Since then, the event has become a tradition in its own right, drawing well over a thousand runners to Detroit Lakes every year on the second Saturday in September. (This year's event is set for Sept.
When school lets out for summer, you would think activities at the Boys & Girls Club in Detroit Lakes would start to slow down a little -- when in fact the kids are kept busier than ever. From June 2 to Aug.
The first official Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion opened its doors to the public in 1954. But it's actually been 70 years since the tradition started. According to the archives of the WMSTR, it all began in 1940, "with a little idea sparked from the soul of some local threshermen over supper. The Nelson boys fired up the old Garr-Scott engine to thresh with steam again for old times' sake with family and friends." The reunion has become a Labor Day weekend tradition in the tiny town of Rollag.
As the sun came up over Detroit Lake this past Saturday morning, Young Life Triathlon organizers noted with dismay that a heavy fog had settled in, jeopardizing the event's 8 a.m. start time. "We were debating whether we should delay the race until the fog had lifted," said race director LuAnn Milner.
It's not often that a surgeon has the opportunity to be joined in the operating room by his own daughter. But that's what happened to Dr. George Portilla last week. His daughter, Annie, was in the midst of a two-week summer internship at St.