Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council recently received some good news: Proposed funding for a new RTC Administrative building has been approved, with groundbreaking scheduled for May 2007. The $14.5 million building will feature two stories and 80,000 square feet, and it will be located west of the Biimaadiiziiwiin Senior Apartments near White Earth Village. "We're very excited about this new facility," said White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma J.
Incumbents ruled the day in most area legislative races Tuesday-- with one notable exception. Republican State Senator Cal Larson was defeated by his DFL challenger, Dan Skogen, receiving just 14,000, or 45 percent of total votes cast in District 10. Skogen received 17,360 votes, or 55 percent. Sen. Keith Langseth (DFL) received just over 20,350 votes, or 70 percent of all ballots cast in District 9, in his bid for re-election against Republican challenger Paul Holle. Holle received 8,748 votes, or 30 percent. Incumbent State Sen.
If Minnesota Attorney General candidate Jeff Johnson was looking for a receptive audience to discuss his political ideas, he certainly found it Friday at The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Making his last stop in his hometown prior to Tuesday's statewide elections, Johnson spoke briefly to a group of well-wishers that included former classmates, teachers, relatives and friends. "If hard work, good morals and a love of Minnesota is enough to win this election, then he will win it," said Jeff's proud mother, Dianne Johnson of Detroit Lakes. "He's worked so hard -- and he's such a nice guy," she sa
About a year and a half ago, a letter to the editor appeared in the pages of this newspaper, calling for the formation of a new city band. That letter was the spark that eventually led to the creation of the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, which will give its first official concert on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Though the enrollment news is good overall for the 32 schools in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) system, it's especially good for the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community & Technical College. The DL campus' most recent fall enrollment figures show a total of 669 students, an 8 percent increase as compared to enrollment at the same time last year (619 students), according to campus enrollment manager Dale Westley. Enrollment for MSCTC as a whole is also up, from 5,237 in fall 2005 to 5,843 in fall 2006, an increase of 11.6 percent. Though initial enrollmen
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.
Last Monday, Oct. 23, Minnesota State House and Senate election candidates for District 9B met at The Madison in Detroit Lakes for a candidate forum focusing exclusively on senior issues. In attendance were State Rep. Paul Marquart, Sen. Keith Langseth and Paul Holle, Langseth's challenger.
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.
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.
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.