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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Have you ever wanted to get your child a really nice outfit for a special occasion, such as a christening, church Christmas program or special school occasion -- yet temporarily lacked the wherewithal to do so? Have you ever gone to your granddaughter's or grandson's school Christmas program, and noticed that there was one child who stood out in the sea of suits and velvet dresses because they were dressed far too casually for the occasion?
One day, in the not-too-distant future, he may be introduced as "Senator Al Franken of Minnesota." But for now, the comedy writer and performer-turned-political activist, radio talk show host and author is just hob-nobbing with the DFL politicos, while doing his part to help raise money and awareness for the Democratic slate of candidates in the Nov. 7 general elections. Franken will be the special guest and keynote speaker at a DFL candidate fund raiser this Friday, Oct.
After meeting in closed session for just over two hours on Monday morning, the Detroit Lakes School Board took no action with regard to an ongoing assault investigation against Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams. "There's nothing to warrant disciplinary action (against Adams) at this time," said School Board Chairman Dr. Tom Seaworth on Monday afternoon.
Does your heart soar when you hear the "Star Wars" movie theme? Did you weep when you heard the theme to "Schindler's List" for the first time? If you're a movie music buff, or even if you just love music, you might want to check out the "Pizza Pops Concert with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra: A John Williams Spectacular!" in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. Set to take place next Sunday, Oct. 8, the show actually begins with a 12:30 p.m. pizza luncheon in the Holmes Ballroom (adjacent to the theater).
Though he was born in California, Stu Omberg considers himself a Detroit Lakes native. As such, he was thrilled when plans for a new community center began to take shape in 2000-2001.
Though the official records of the DL Chamber of Commerce only date back as far as 1921, there is evidence that its beginnings actually extend all the way back to March 1906, when it was known as the Detroit Commercial Club. In the century that has passed since that time, the Chamber has gone through many different names and locations.
With all of its 50-plus booths now sold out, the inaugural Lakes Lifestyle Expo for Women is already shaping up to be a success, according to event organizer Beth Pridday. "Planning the event has been fun... it's been going well," she said earlier this week. "We've had a really good response from the community... there's been a lot of interest." Set to take place this Saturday, Sept.
Longtime Fargo-Moorhead newspaper columnist Mary Nelson will sign copies of her newly released book, Delightfully Contrary, at Driftwood Books on Friday, Oct.
One advantage to becoming the man in charge of the school building where you've spent virtually your entire teaching career is that you don't have to spend a lot of time getting familiar with the place. Sam Skaaland was a sixth grade instructor at the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School building in Audubon for 31 years. But on Aug. 1, he moved into the principal's office, taking the reins from the recently retired Rick Hanson. "The transition of coming from the classroom to an administrative position... it's not exactly the same.
It started out as what appeared to be a flareup of chronic tonsillitis. But even after Detroit Lakes resident Andy Francis had surgery to remove the offending tonsils last December, the swelling remained. So his doctor began treating him for an infection. "The swelling still didn't go down," he said. So they began looking for other possibilities. It was then that his doctor began noticing how unusually high his adrenaline levels were. Eventually, his family physician, Dr.