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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If you were a foreign student living and working in Detroit Lakes on an agricultural study exchange program, what would be the most difficult aspect of adjusting to your new environment? According to Thais Lara Nascimento of Brazil, Xiao Li, Ting Cui, and Tingting Liu, all of China, it's the food. "Food is one of their biggest challenges," said Kathy Simison, an adult basic education coordinator with Lakes Learning in Detroit Lakes. The four students, along with Simison and two volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors, Sandy Willprecht and Linda Ditterick, toured Central Marke
AUDUBON - A story that appeared in the most recent issue of the Lake Park-Audubon school newsletter, "The Raider," generated enough local controversy to prompt a discussion at Monday night's LP-A School Board meeting. The story, which concerned the use of text messaging by LP-A students, did include information about the school's policy with regard to cell phone use.
Staff and volunteers at the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center in Detroit Lakes are busy preparing to celebrate "Families: Life's Precious Jewels" at the LCRC's 19th Annual Banquet and Auction, set for Friday, March 27, at the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes. "This year, with the tough economic times, the number of individuals and families in need continues to increase," says Jan Logan, LCRC executive director.
This Friday, March 20, will be a very special day for the residents and staff at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. That's the day declared by Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk as Leona Saatoff Day, in recognition of the Lincoln Park resident's 100th birthday. Leona Saatoff is the first resident of the assisted living facility to reach the century mark, according to Nancy Kinslow, public relations coordinator for St.
A decision on issuing a new off-sale liquor license for Osage Liquor has been postponed for two weeks by the Becker County Board of Commissioners. At a public hearing on the proposed liquor license that was held Tuesday morning, Rev.
Just a little over a week after the students and staff at Detroit Lakes Middle School rallied behind their ailing colleague and teacher, Michelle Harris, they learned Monday that the beloved EBD instructor had lost her battle with colon cancer. Since her daughter, Heather, posted the news of Michelle's passing on her Caring Bridge Web site, condolences and messages of sympathy have been coming in from all over the country. "My friend, the Angel, has been called back to reward her for her tireless efforts here on earth," wrote fellow DLMS teacher Bruce Raboin. "I'm not the most religious
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Got a craving for cheesecake? If so, you're in luck. The Becker County Historical Society is hosting a Spring Cheesecake Fundraiser. Stop in at the museum from now until Friday, March 27, to place your order for a delicious cheesecake from Creamy Creations of Callaway. Orders will be available for pickup at the Museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., April 7-9. A 9-inch cheesecake will serve 16 people.
For 30 years now, the man in charge at Detroit Lakes Community Education has been Mark Greenig. Starting next month, however, that will change -- when Greenig steps down as its director. "This isn't retirement, it's just a chance to do something different," says Greenig. Not that he hasn't loved his job. "It was a tremendous gig -- the best job in town," he says. "There had to be something there to hold my fascination for 30 years." A native of St.
DETROIT LAKES - For 25 years now, the United Way of Becker County has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of families and individuals in need. And on Thursday, April 30, the organization will celebrate that milestone in combination with its annual "Celebration of Heroes" awards banquet. Tentatively called "25 Years of Heroes" -- plans for the celebration had not yet been finalized at press time -- the event is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.