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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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
Brant and Tami Bigger of Lake Park will receive special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community at the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 26, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Brant and Tami are Becker County's representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. They have been taking part in educational sessions along with other rural leaders since November 2010.
Ever since it opened in May 2002, part of the mission of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre has been arts outreach. Since its opening, the theater has hosted more than 100,000 audience members, 270 performances and 40 free shows.
You say you want to learn more about African culture?
It's been a little over a year now since the tiny island country of Haiti was ravaged by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake -- a natural disaster that took over 300,000 lives in 35 seconds. Yet 12 months removed from the events of Jan. 11, 2010, there are still over a million people living in "tent cities" -- without a solid roof above their heads to protect them from the elements. "It has been a year, and the pain feels almost as raw as it did a year ago," says Miquette Denie, founder of TeacHaiti. "On January 12th, a year since the quake, the government called a national holiday.