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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When Amy Degerstrom first began attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she had designs on becoming a speech therapist. "But I took one art history class and I knew that was it for me," Degerstrom said. "It was exciting to find out...
There they all were: Thirty-one cakes brightly decorated with pink-hued cityscapes, octopi and sea monsters made of frosting, baseballs and football fields, mountains and race cars... and, of course, bras, festooned with such memorable slogans as "Save the Tatas!" For the third year in a row, the piece de resistance of the Essentia Health-St.
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The Lakes Area chapter of Young Life will be celebrating its 36th year in Detroit Lakes this Saturday, Oct. 16, with the annual Young Life Banquet. The banquet, which has been a tradition since the Young Life ministry first came to Detroit Lakes in 1974, will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
BY VICKI GERDES email@example.com When 9-year-old Hananiah Klemm started his gardening project this spring, he had one goal in mind -- to grow a giant pumpkin. "I like pumpkin pie," explained the Detroit Lakes youth. "I was thinking of pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, lots of stuff.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony escape from custody charge. Gregory Scott Smith, 48, of 1235 Richard Ave., Detroit Lakes, was charged with the felony after allegedly escaping from the Minimum Security Jail in Detroit Lakes around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. According to the complaint, Smith left the facility without permission, via an emergency exit, while still wearing his orange jail attire.
Though they haven't quite raised all the money needed to fund the new Backyard addition at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, the project has secured sufficient funding to start construction sometime in the next two to three weeks. "We've reached an important milestone," said Stu Omberg, the Center's CEO, on Tuesday.
Looking for a fun family activity to liven up your weekend? Then come down to the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center this Saturday, Oct.
It may only be three weeks since Blaine Gamst began his duties as the new administrator at Lake Park's Sunnyside Care Center, but he's already starting to feel at ease. "I know I've only been here a short time, but it's definitely been a good fit," Gamst says.
The man who was involved in a 4½-hour standoff with police in Detroit Lakes two weeks ago has been committed to a hospital in Fergus Falls for treatment. After a closed hearing held Friday in Becker County District Court, David William Buethner, 37, was found to be "mentally ill and chemically dependent." A warrant was signed Tuesday committing Buethner to the custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for a period "not to exceed six months." According to the warrant, the Becker County Sheriff's Office was to transport Buethner to the Community Behavioral Health Hos