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Though incumbent city aldermen Leonard Heltemes (first ward, David Aune (second ward) and GL Tucker (third ward) are running unopposed for re-election this year, the race is on for the two at-large positions at the Nov. 7 general election. Incumbents Walt Tollefson and Matt Brenk are each facing challenges this year, from Bob Renney and Beatrice Tessman.
The new Becker County auditor-treasurer will be faced with a formidable task once he takes office in January -- the immediate merging of two offices into one. But the two candidates vying for that office -- Ryan Tangen and Larry J.
When the curtain rises on the stage of George Simson Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 2, the audience will find itself transported to another time and place: New York City, circa 1922. That's the setting for the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," which will be presented by the Detroit Lakes Public Schools theater department in five scheduled performances: Nov. 2, 4, 9 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov.
A self-described "humor consultant," comedian Jeff Gerbino has been entertaining crowds at comedy clubs, state fairs and corporate events, as well as on radio and television, for over 25 years. I've been married for 27 years, and doing comedy for 28 years," he said in a telephone interview, adding after a beat, "There's no correlation between the two." But one thing Gerbino can be sure of is that his wife didn't marry him for his fame. "She knew me when I was just starting out," he said.
As an avid hunter and fisherman, with a love for the outdoors, Ed Musielewicz is looking forward to settling into his new Detroit Lakes home -- when he finds one. "We're living in Vergas temporarily, until we find a place here," explained the new district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conserva-tion Service (NRCS). A husband and father of three, Musielewicz has been with the NRCS since 1988 -- but that doesn't mean he hasn't moved around a lot. "This will be my sixth field office (assignment)," he said. In addition to his 18 years of experience with NRCS, Musielewicz has als
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Thirteen years ago, the brothers of the Mount Tabor Masonic Lodge in Detroit Lakes undertook a special and unique project, to restore the neglected, all-but-abandoned Elmwood Cemetery. The project was spearheaded by Steve Score, who was at that time the Lodge's worshipful master. Since then, the Mt. Tabor Masons have been dedicated caretakers, and Score, who became the Lodge's historian, has spent countless hours tracking down the cemetery's records. Nearly 125 years since it was first deeded over to the Elmwood Cemetery Association of Lake Eunice by M.S.
When Frazee city officials were considering the possibility of selling the property known as Eagle Lake Park, back in 2001, residents of the area decided that they wanted to do something to preserve the land as a park -- and the Eagle Lake Park Association (ELPA) was born. Though the park had been all but abandoned, this group has worked tirelessly to garner the grants, donations and volunteer hours necessary to restore Eagle Lake Park to its former glory. While their efforts remain ongoing, the ELPA has already done much to restore the eroding shoreline on the park's swimming beach.
The simple act of swallowing is one that many of us take for granted.
Looking for a place to re-settle after the 1997 floods devastated their Grand Forks home, Mary and Walter Kulberg "literally chose Detroit Lakes off the map and said, 'this feels right,'" as Mary put it. Full-time residents of the community since 1998, the Kulbergs "loved getting back to a small town feel once again," she added. Still, it was several years before Mary was able to push past the trauma of that experience and work through her feelings about the flood in the way she had worked through all the other major changes in her life: she wrote a poem about it. "It (the flood) took ou