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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Ever since Emmanuel Community first opened its doors to the public in 1964, the Detroit Lakes nursing home has enjoyed a reputation for loving, compassionate care. So when Detroit Lakes resident Shirley Gunderson was looking for a place to rest, recuperate and rehabilitate after her recent surgery, Emmanuel was her first and only choice. After all, Gunderson herself had been a member of the nursing staff at Emmanuel from 1975 to 1995 -- first as a nursing assistant, then as a licensed practical nurse-- so she knew first-hand how important patient care was to the nurses who worked there.
On Sept. 19, 2010, the congregation of Lund Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes passed its second and final vote to sever its ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. One month later, they became affiliated with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. With their departure from the ELCA, Lund's congregation also set themselves apart from the congregations with whom they had shared a pastor for several years, at Bakke and Richwood Lutheran churches. In January, they cemented their status as an independent congregation by calling a new pastor, Rev.
The boys' and girls' track teams at Frazee -Vergas High School earned identical fifth-place finishes at the Varsity Invitational meet in Barnesville Tuesday. Senior Forrest Jackson continued to dominate the 100-meter dash field, earning gold with his time of 10.86.
After a somewhat less than impressive showing against Thief River Falls in their last home outing May 13, the Laker boys' tennis team rebounded in a big way Thursday with a dominating win over Perham, as they swept the Yellowjackets 7-0. "We played extremely well as a team," said Detroit Lakes' head coach, Wade Johnson. "Garret Duncan and Derick Brehm played extremely well at No.
Birding may seem like a hobby that doesn't require a lot of technical gadgetry to make it enjoyable. But social media like Facebook and Twitter has definitely made it more accessible. With Facebook, birders can "meet people all over the world who share their interest," said Sharon Stiteler, also known as "The Bird Chick," who was one of the presenters during the first day of the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. With Twitter, meanwhile, photos of rare bird sightings can be shared within seconds, by uploading a photo to Twitter and sending it to all your followers.
AUDUBON -- Want a piece of the woodwork from the old Lake Park-Audubon Elementary school building for your very own? Make them an offer!
Starting on Monday, June 6, the 1922 building that comprises a large portion of the current Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School facilities is slated to come down. And though the demolition will make way for a brand-new school entrance, lobby and central office area, in many ways, "it's hard to see it go," said LP-A Elementary Principal Sam Skaaland on Monday. After all, that building holds 89 years of history within its walls -- history that will be commemorated with a special "School History Day" at the school in Audubon on Monday, May 23. The event will include a school assembly at 2 p
For six weeks following the Sept. 1, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the Detroit Lakes Developmental Achievement Center launched a button campaign -- a campaign in memory of those who had fallen, and those whose heroic acts kept casualties from rising even higher. The buttons featured a variety of patriotic slogans and images, and sold for $2 apiece, according to a Jan.
The Whisky A Go Go is the granddaddy of all rock clubs. Musical acts as diverse as Johnny Rivers, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Motley Crüe, Van Halen, Guns & Roses and many, many more have all graced the stage at various points since the club first opened on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip in 1968. Those legendary performers will soon be joined by Detroit Lakes' own resident rockers, The Fat Cats, who are scheduled to play a show at the West Hollywood landmark on Friday, Aug. 26 at 9:45 p.m.
Parkfest is Thursday! From 4 to 7 p.m., the Pavilion and its surrounding park will be host to exhibits from local businesses, non-profit agencies, community service clubs and visitor information booths about local attractions such as Tamarac Refuge. "There will be 25 booths, both indoors and outdoors -- weather permitting," said Carrie Johnston, president of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the hosts of the annual event. Also dependent upon the weather will be a host of outdoor yard games for all ages. "We'll have yard games in the park, hosted by the De