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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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.
For many people, the blooming of the brightly colored daffodil is a sign of spring's return. But for those battling cancer, the sunny yellow flower has also become a sign of hope.
"It's been a really good year," NRCS District Conservationist Ed Musielewicz told Becker County commissioners at their board meeting Tuesday. Musielewicz and Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District Administrator Brad Grant were at the meeting to update the board on SWCD/NRCS conservation programs that were carried out in 2010. One of the criticisms his office often receives, Grant told the commissioners, is "for not blowing our own horn enough." So he and Musielewicz gave the board a glimpse at what their office had been up to for the past year (because the SWCD and NRCS work so