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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From the thistle, clover and dandelions that invade our pristinely green residential lawns, to the curly leaf pondweed, Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels that clog up area lakes and rivers, invasive species are a recurring nuisance in many ways. But some of these invaders, known as noxious weeds, can have an effect on the environment that's more than a nuisance -- it's downright toxic. Take wild parsnip, for instance. Unlike its domestic vegetable counterpart, this invasive weed can cause a nasty rash and blistering to both humans and animals when its sap comes in contact with the skin.
Four voices and a tambourine ... that's all Tonic Sol-fa needs to create a sound so unforgettable that the New York Times once described it as "a vocal kaleidoscope ...
Singing has been a part of Shea Henderson's life for almost as long as she can remember. "When I was little, that's all I wanted to do," she said. Henderson comes by it naturally -- her father, Marc, once sang in the men's chorus at St.
Most people preparing to take part in their very first marathon train for the race extensively. The only preparation that Detroit Lakes' Fran Carlson had, however, was a train ride. Carlson, who celebrated her 90th birthday in May, decided to begin the celebration a little early this year -- by taking part in the 9th annual "Uff Da Run" in Woodville, Wis., on May 15. She had taken the train to Wisconsin to visit her daughter, Nancy McDaniels, in Marshfield, Wis., a couple of days earlier.
Since 1971, the outdoors column known as the "Becker County Sportsman" has appeared faithfully every week, first on the pages of the Detroit Lakes Tribune, and later, the Becker County Record. The last of those columns, written by Bernard J.
About a year from now, the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center in Detroit Lakes will have a new women's shelter -- a place for women and children to find a safe haven from abusive living situations. "Once this building is completed, women fleeing abusive relationships with their children will no longer have to worry about where they can go," said Jan Logan, executive director of the Lakes Crisis and Resource Center in Detroit Lakes. "This facility will provide them a safe place to live as well a nurturing environment in which to heal," she added. The upcoming 17,250 square foot facility has
Dubbed the "No. 1 tribute show in the nation," the musical revue "I Remember Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison" returns to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m. This tribute to two of America's biggest rock and roll icons features 19- year-old sensation Richie Lee as Buddy Holly and the incredible voice of Wayne Luchau as Roy Orbison.
Detroit Lakes Newspapers lost one of its own Tuesday, as outdoors columnist Bernard J. "Bernie" Revering passed away suddenly at St.
Weekend rains flooded some Becker County roadways over the weekend, causing some headaches for holiday travelers. But as of Tuesday morning, most of the waterlogged roads had been reopened to traffic, according to County Highway Engineer Brad Wentz. "We had heavy rain on Saturday night, and the area between Frazee and Ponsford saw somewhere around eight inches of rain, so there were several roads that had some water running over them," Wentz said. "There's still a little bit of water flowing on County Road 125 by Shipman Lake, but most (of the damage) has been repaired and the roads open
With so many of this area's recreational and tourism opportunities centered on its lakes and rivers, it's no secret that water quality is a priority issue in west central Minnesota. At no time in state history have its surface waters been at greater risk than they are today -- with intense development pressure, the spread of invasive species and untreated wastewater being the most pressing areas of concern. Recently, eight lake associations in Becker, Otter Tail and Douglas counties took the "initiative" in tackling these concerns by joining forces with West Central Initiative, the McKnigh