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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Saturday, Feb. 5 was a memorable day for Detroit Lakes' Harlen Hendrickson. That was the day the Minnesota Waterfowl Association presented him with the Citizen Conservationist of the Year Award, during the MWA's annual Awards and Waterfowl Hall of Fame Banquet in Bloomington, Minn. The award is given to a public citizen or lay person who has demonstrated a significant commitment to Minnesota's wetland environments, waterfowl, and wetland wildlife through exceptional leadership and personal commitment. "This was a big deal to me," Hendrickson admitted.
There was a time when farmers in Becker County would start a new construction project, or plow a field that's never been planted before, and would often find arrowheads, metal beads and other tools and trinkets of a time gone by. Sometimes, they still do, but these remnants of a past culture aren't quite as prevalent as they once were in Becker County. While Paul Rousu was growing up on his family's Richwood area farm, he became entranced by the arrowheads and other stone and metal artifacts he and his family would find whenever they broke new ground on a construction project or plowing th
With warm weather forecast for this weekend, the Polar Fest celebration looks to be off to a balmy start. Polar Fest has been a part of the Detroit Lakes February calendar for 15 years now, there are plenty of new things to see and do at the 2011 celebration of all things winter -- starting with its kickoff event. This year's Polar Fest officially gets underway Saturday, Feb.
It's been a couple of years in the making, but plans for the new Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Detroit Lakes are slowly beginning to take shape. The flagpoles are purchased and waiting, the granite for the main monument is in storage in St. Cloud, and the lettering and insignias representing each branch of the U.S.
Though he grew up in Moorhead, Neil Powers has spent most of his career with the U.S.
A total of $17,151,934 in construction contracts for the new Lake Park-Audubon High School were awarded Thursday night at a special meeting of the LP-A School Board. Representatives of Zerr Berg Architects and Gehrtz Construction Services presented a base bid package of $13,776,581 for approval, along with $391,685 in alternate bids. The alternate bids approved included upgrades to bleacher seating in the multi-purpose area, football field lighting, and tiles used in the classroom and commons areas; additional "interior daylighting" devices to increase natural light in the kitchen and lock
Every February, for the past four years, the Dakota Medical Foundation has marked one day on its calendar where it will match all online donations of $10 or more that are made to a participating group of charitable causes. Known as Giving Hearts Day, this fundraiser helps to support more than 60 nonprofits and 40 charitable funds in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota -- including Detroit Lakes' own Lakes Crisis & Resource Center (LCRC). This year, all donations of $10 or more made to LCRC and the other participating charities via the website, www.impactgiveback.org , between 12 a.m.
When Twin Cities-based tap dancers Nick Bowman, Ricci Milan, Kaleena Miller and Eddie Strachan were looking for performance opportunities a few years ago, they decided the best way to do that was to create a show for themselves. "But we didn't necessarily know how to do that, or what the proper steps were," said Milan in a telephone interview.
Vintage snowmobiles will be on display in not one, but two different Becker County events this Saturday, Feb.
Contracts for the construction of the $14 million new Lake Park-Audubon High School will be awarded this Thursday at a special 5 p.m. school board meeting in Lake Park. Bids for the project were opened last Thursday at the high school. "We started (opening bids) at 2 p.m., and we finished around 5 p.m.," said LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie.