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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When Aaron Lauinger was chosen as the admiral of the 2011 Northwest Water Carnival, he became the latest in a long line of Detroit Lakes Jaycees members to hold that post. "Every year after the Parade of the Northwest, the Jaycees meet on the beach by the Pavilion and the current Jaycees president names next year's admiral," Lauinger said. "It's a tradition that's gone on for years and years and years. "It's a very big honor," he added.
About a year ago, on July 8, 2010, a groundbreaking was held for the new Lakes Crisis & Resource Center offices in Detroit Lakes, as well as an adjacent emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, to be known as Mary's Place. After 12 months of work, the new LCRC offices are open, and Mary's Place is just a couple of weeks away from opening its doors as well. To celebrate, the LCRC is planning a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration at its new home, 1339 Pelican Lane.
Watch a tribute to some of America's true music icons, then dance the night away to some of their best tunes on Saturday, July 9 at the Historic Holmes Theatre. "The Night the Music Died" will begin with a re-enactment of the final concert given by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper' Richardson at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, just hours before their deaths in a plane crash on Feb.
When you place the word "interim" ahead of someone's job title, it often implies that their position is a temporary stopgap -- that they're there to fill in until someone steps up to take the job on a permanent basis. But for Rev. Rob Nelson, his position as interim pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes is about much more than that.
A fire in a North Shore Drive condominium Sunday afternoon sent one woman to the hospital for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. Assistant Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Scott Flynn said that the fire was reported at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, in a fourplex condominium unit on North Shore Drive. Firefighters battled the blaze for a little over an hour, he added. "We had one truck that stayed with the fire marshal until about 9 p.m. for the investigation, but the fire was out by 5:30 p.m.," Flynn said.
A fire in a North Shore Drive condominium Sunday afternoon sent one woman to the hospital for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. Early this afternoon, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena identified the woman injured in the fire as 73-year-old Bonnie Quam of Detroit Lakes. Quam was transported by EMS to the hospital at Essentia Health St.
The picturesque setting of the Soo Pass Ranch's Northwoods Campground is a lure in and of itself. But throw in three full nights of music by some of the region's premier performers, along with family camping on the shores of Lake Sallie and some tasty food favorites, and you have the makings of a new favorite holiday destination. The inaugural High Plains Festival opens this Friday, July 1 at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch, and continues through the morning of Tuesday, July 5. With some of the region's best camping opportunities threatened by the possibility of a state government shutdown
Going to school every day, September through May, is something that students in the United States take for granted. They often view it as an obligation rather than a privilege. But in Haiti, students and their families struggle just to find the money to pay for their tuition fees -- when they have a school to go to at all. As a young girl attending school in the small Haitian village of St.
"All's Well That Ends Well" is the name of the play that will be the third annual Shakespeare in the Park production from Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. But it might also serve as something of a motto for the 15 cast and crew members who will be presenting the play in six performances at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, starting this Friday, June 24. Rehearsals for this year's production began a little later than normal, according to director Nikki Caulfield, because of a particularly critical shortage in theatrical essentials: namely, actors. Not quite enough people showe
For most recent high school graduates, the months after they get their diploma are a chance to hang out with friends, maybe take a job, and slowly make preparations to leave home for college in the fall. But 2011 Detroit Lakes High School graduate Marie Yokan will be spending the next couple of months in basic training, in preparation for enrollment at the United States Air Force Academy in the fall. "It will be five weeks of rigor," she said. Marie, the daughter of Dr.