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 Lakes Crisis & Resource Center asked its home community for help -- and the community responded. The organization was able to raise about $24,000 on Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 11, a fund-raising event where Dakota Medical Foundation agreed to match all donations to participating non-profit agencies dollar-for-dollar. Though the final report on the fund-raiser has not yet been completed, the early tally indicates that LCRC doubled the amount it received from the fund-raiser in 2009, according to an LCRC spokesperson. -- Vicki Gerdes
With all the recent talk about the possibility of another spring flood in Fargo-Moorhead, it might be possible to overlook the fact that Becker County could soon be faced with a serious flooding problem all its own. Specifically, Boyer Lake near Lake Park has the potential to overflow its banks and put a portion of Highway 10 underwater. The highway was already raised a few years ago because of the rising waters of Boyer Lake. "It (Boyer Lake) only has to come up inches from where it was last year, and Highway 10 is going to be affected," said Bruce Albright, administrator of the Buffal
When the Minnesota Legislature presents its final bonding bill to Gov. Tim Pawlenty this spring, Becker County could have a vested interest in not one, but two potential capital investment projects currently on the table. The proposal that will be of most interest, according to County Environmental Services Officer Steve Skoog, is funding for the design of a new solid waste transfer station. The design would also incorporate plans for an office building and a materials recovery facility (MRF), Skoog said.
FRAZEE -- The Sunday, Feb.
Yes, this doctor makes house calls. Since St. Mary's Innovis Health launched its new Department of Geriatric Medicine, Older Adult Services Program last fall, Dr.
The catastrophic earthquake that rocked the tiny island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12 has evoked an enormous response worldwide. U.S. military forces have mobilized in support of Haiti, in a joint relief effort known as Operation Unified Response -- and Richville's own Travis Gentz was among the thousands of military personnel deployed to Haiti's shores as part of that mission. Gentz, who currently holds the rank of Navy petty officer third class, is serving as an information systems technician (IT) aboard the U.S.S.
One thing that the hundreds of students auditioning each year for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Choirs have in common is a stellar singing voice. The ranks of those submitting audition CDs for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) of Minnesota 9-10 Honor Choir are likewise filled with accomplished singers. But to make the list of those chosen to participate in these choirs, it takes something a bit more than that. "There are so many beautiful voices," said Kathryn Larson, vocal music director for Detroit Lakes High School.
The Becker County Board took action Tuesday to finalize its participation in the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority. The commissioners unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the county's participation in the joint powers agreement with Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena counties. The purpose of the agreement will be to allow the participating counties to take part in the joint ownership and operation of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility (the incinerator plant) as well as other cooperative solid waste management efforts. Commissioner Larry Knutson, while approving the resolu
Valentine's Day is a holiday meant to be celebrated with the one you love. And thanks to a personal ad placed in the Detroit Lakes Tribune last summer, Louella Koenig and Leo Zaviska will be doing just that. "70 year old lady would like to meet a nice guy," read the advertisement placed by the hopeful Detroit Lakes resident on June 28.
The sheer number of people in Haiti who were left homeless and hungry by the Jan. 12 earthquake is staggering.