Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 15 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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While most area communities were busy celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this past Saturday, residents of the Ponsford-Pine Point community were reeling with shock. Word had just begun to trickle through the community of a tragic accident that had killed four Ponsford residents and injured three others during the early morning hours of July 4. "We feel -- this community feels devastated with the loss of that many people," said Mike Swan, chairman of the Pine Point Community Council. "We feel sorry for their families...
The Lake Region Garden Club will be "putting their best shoe forward" come Thursday, July 16, as the club hosts a shoe planter show known as the "Boot & Shoe Revue" at Detroit Lakes' Washington Square Mall. Gardening enthusiasts have between now and 5 p.m.
"It's 'South Park' meets 'Desperate Housewives.'" That's the one-sentence synopsis that director Rebecca Meyer-Larson uses when asked to describe the production her theater troupe will bring to the Historic Holmes Theatre on Sunday and Monday, July 12-13. Larson, a native of Audubon, is at the helm of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," a touring show that will be presented by Domres Theatricals in conjunction with the Northwest Water Carnival. It will be the first show of the tour for a talented regional cast that includes Krista Kostin and Becca Kotte, who both grew up in the Fa
Though he and his wife, Annette, are still in the process of relocating to Detroit Lakes permanently, Tim Rice is excited by the possibilities of taking over as the full-time pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes. Rice, a native of Hibbing, Minn., had been serving as an associate pastor at Open Door Church in Hibbing for six years prior to his appointment as minister of the Detroit Lakes congregation. But he had been involved with Open Door since its inception in 1981 -- first as a volunteer, then, after being licensed as a minister through Gospel Crusade International in
Music, tubing, baseball, a Freedom Fest and of course, fireworks -- it's all part of this weekend's Independence Day celebrations in the lakes area. Tubing companies hoping for good weather Tubing enthusiasts, rejoice!
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When most Catholic priests are assigned to area parishes by the bishop of the Crookston diocese, it's usually for a period of six years. Occasionally, they might be asked to stay for a second six-year term. Father Jerry Rogers has been the pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes for 15 years. "Which is about nine years longer than I had expected to be here," Rogers says. When Rogers first came to the Detroit Lakes community in June 1994, he had been serving as a missionary in Africa.
Testimony began Wednesday in the Becker County jury trial of a former Lake Park-Audubon High School teacher who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female juvenile during the spring of 2005, when she was under 16 years of age. Among those to take the stand: the alleged victim. Jared Lee Sanborn, 26, of P.O. Box 122, Lake Park, is facing a felony count of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
For the second time this month, the West Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Moorhead was a focus of discussion at the Becker County Board meeting on Tuesday. This time, however, the facility was seeking a more definite commitment from Becker County -- in the form of a fixed commitment to fill four beds at the 24-bed facility, at a rate of $200 per day. The $305,000 total annual commitment would be considerably more than the average $262,000 per year that the county has been paying for the past five years.