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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The sheer number of people in Haiti who were left homeless and hungry by the Jan. 12 earthquake is staggering.
Emily Peterson, 16-year-old daughter of Mike and Lisa Peterson of Perham, was crowned as Miss Polar Fest 2010 at the annual pageant Sunday night in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. Though she was crowned Sunday, Peterson won't officially begin her reign until this Saturday, Feb. 6, as Detroit Lakes' annual celebration of all things cold and snowy finally gets underway. She was joined on the podium by Miss Teen Polar Fest 2010, Brittanie Schafer.
You know the old adage, the best things in life are free? That theory will be demonstrated on Thursday, Feb. 18, as Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre presents a special performance by the world-renowned brass ensemble, the Dallas Brass -- with no admission fee. Though the 7:30 p.m.
Synchronized high kicks, dizzying turns, gravity defying leaps and maybe even a pirouette or two -- state dance team competitions are among the most entertaining events hosted by the Minnesota State High School League each year. This year's incarnation, set to take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, in the Target Center in Minneapolis, will be more exciting than most for lakes area residents: Three local teams have advanced to the 2010 state dance team tournament.
The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital city of Port au Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 12 has many people wondering what they can do to help. Many have opted to send donations to international organizations that have been mobilized to meet the large-scale needs of Haiti's people.
Each year, Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre brings in a wide range of local, regional, national and international talent to perform on its stage. But an equally important part of its mission, according to Holmes Theatre Administrator Amy Stoller Stearns, is the theater's youth outreach programs.
"It can get a little wild out there." So says comedian Robert Post when attempting to describe his "Post Comedy Theatre" show, which comes to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. "Even I don't know where it's going to go (before each show starts)," said Post in a recent telephone interview. "There are two different elements to the show," Post said. "There's these really chiseled, very clean and precise, almost vaudeville-type pieces and then there's the freewheeling, improvisational relationship with the audience.
The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince on Jan.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress officially established a new federal holiday: Martin Luther King Day. Commemorating the birthday of the late civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the holiday is officially observed on the third Monday in January. (King's actual birth date is Jan.
It's been a long week for Detroit Lakes residents John and Mary Lee. When news of the devastating earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti, hit the worldwide airwaves Tuesday, they were understandably anxious.