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The Detroit Lakes School Board narrowed its list of candidates for district superintendent from 13 to three at a special meeting Tuesday morning. Three finalists were selected to be interviewed for the position next week (a fourth finalist, whose name was not disclosed, withdrew their name from consideration "for personal reasons," according to Superintendent Lowell Niklaus).
"The dog ate my homework." You remember that hoary old excuse students from one generation to the next have used for not getting their homework assignments in on time? Well, thanks to a new student data reporting system known as Centerpoint, that excuse may soon become history. Because the system was just implemented district-wide at Detroit Lakes Public Schools this fall, staff and students are still discovering all its possible applications. But one intriguing possibility, according to Superintendent Lowell Niklaus, is that students may soon be able to receive their classroom assignm
It's been more than three decades since Rick Hanson walked through the doors of Lake Park Elementary School to teach a classroom full of fifth graders. During that time, he has completed a degree in education administration, served as a half time teacher, half time principal at Lake Park, then as a half-time principal in both the Lake Park and Audubon districts, and finally, when the districts began pairing and sharing for athletics and academics, he became a full-time elementary principal for Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School in Audubon. "I've been working in this building now for 20 ye
As of Monday morning, a total of 15 applications had been received for the position of superintendent at Detroit Lakes Public Schools. Superintendent Lowell Niklaus, who has tendered his resignation to take effect at the end of the 2005-06 school year, said the applications received thus far had come from "all over the place," but primarily from Minnesota. "The vast majority are from people working in Minnesota," Niklaus stated, adding that most also had prior experience as a superintendent.
A winter storm swept through Becker County late Tuesday afternoon, causing numerous minor accidents in a relatively short period of time. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon noted that his officers had been called to the scene of four accidents in "just a little over an hour." At 4:50 p.m., a rollover was reported near Audubon on County Road 15, just one mile south of the Highway 10 intersection. The juvenile male driver was uninjured, Gordon said. The sheriff's department was also called to assist at the scene of another rollover, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m.
Christine Burnside wears many hats at Emmanuel Community -- and recently, she has put on one more. Since December, Burnside has been the coordinator of volunteer services at Emmanuel.
Though the number of families making use of the Becker County Food Pantry hasn't seen a drastic increase over the past year, it hasn't decreased any either. "The first half of the year, it (usage) was down, but the second half made up for it," said Food Pantry director Jack Berenz. Becker County distributed 140 tons of food in 2005, up from 136 in 2004. The number of families served also increased, from 1,898 in 2004 to 1,942 in 2005.
They've traveled the world, singing for presidents and kings. They've worked with some of the greatest popular artists of the age, from Paul Simon to Spike Lee. They've recorded more than 50 albums. And next week, they'll be in Detroit Lakes.
It used to be that when an elderly person entered a nursing home, it meant they would spend the remainder of their lives as residents there. But many area nursing homes are finding that an increasing percentage of their clientele are in need of short-term, rehabilitative stays only.
Super heroes, sword play, Golden Gloves boxing... all these and more are on tap at Detroit Lakes' Community & Cultural Center this weekend. Starting with a free children's play on Friday morning, and ending with another stage production on Sunday evening, the DLCCC Fieldhouse and Historic Holmes Theatre are going to be seeing plenty of action. Theatreworks USA will be bringing its children's production, "Walk Two Moons," to the Historic Holmes Theatre for two free shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.