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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On Monday, May 4, Detroit Lakes welcomes Big Top Chautauqua's traveling Sesquicentennial show, "Old Minnesota: Song of the North Star" to the stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre. You're invited to come hear what Minnesota was all about in its early history in this acclaimed musical theatre production, written by famed Midwest composer-historian-poet and founder of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Warren Nelson.
On Tuesday, representatives from the City of Perham, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Otter Tail County will meet with the Becker County Board to discuss the proposed expansion of Perham's solid waste incinerator. Becker County has been invited to become a joint powers partner in the expansion of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility.
Though the Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center is considered to be part of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools system, it actually serves a much larger area. Through its Targeted Services programming, the ALC serves K-8 students in Audubon, Lake Park, Frazee and Pelican Rapids as well as Detroit Lakes. As outlined by ALC Director Lisa Weber, Targeted Services is an after school and summer program that helps students who need a little extra assistance in developing the academic, social and organizational skills needed not only to succeed in school, but after graduation. "It's prevention progr
Today is Earth Day, when people across the world celebrate the planet on which we live, and the efforts of individuals and organizations across the globe to promote the preservation of a healthy, strong environment for future generations.
A proposed $20 million construction and renovation project for Lake Park-Audubon Schools could get a considerable boost with the recent announcement that greater Minnesota schools are eligible for roughly $75.85 million in federal stimulus funding for school building projects. Lake Park-Audubon School Board members discussed the possibilities for funding the project through stimulus money at Monday night's board meeting in Lake Park. According to Board Member Dale Binde, Lake Park-Audubon could qualify for slightly over $19 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB's), at zero
When fans come to see Dierks Bentley's sold-out concert at the Shooting Star Casino this Friday, April 24, they will also have an opportunity to get a glimpse at one of Nashville's up-and-coming stars. Aussie Jedd Hughes made the move from the "Land Down Under" about eight and a half years ago, and spent the next year and a half attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. "At 16 and a half, I quit school and toured in bands at home in Australia," Hughes recalled in a recent telephone interview. "It's a pretty small (music) scene over there ...
Today (Sunday) marks the beginning of Earth Week, which is highlighted by the 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. Activities across the United States in celebration of this anniversary will focus on heightening awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Natural Innovations, a local, non-profit organization created to promote environmental education and stewardship in the lakes area, is celebrating the occasion by recognizing those individuals, businesses and students in the lakes area who are making the earth a better place to live. "Natural
The United Way of Becker County will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 30, with a special "25 Years of Heroes" gala at the Speak Easy restaurant in Detroit Lakes. The festivities will begin with a 5 p.m. social hour featuring "heavy" hors d'ouevres and a cash bar. The highlight of the evening, however, will be the United Way's annual "Celebration of Heroes" awards ceremony. The "Celebration of Heroes" tradition, which began in 2002 (in the wake of the Sept.
Have you ever found yourself feeling nostalgic for the era of "big band" music, and iconic vocalists like "Rat Pack" members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.? Then come on down to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Saturday, April 25, for a special presentation by nationally acclaimed vocalist Steve Lippia and his 10-piece orchestra. Entitled "Simply Sinatra," the concert will prominently feature Sinatra's music, as brought to life through Lippia, whom many call a "vocal dead ringer" for "Old Blue Eyes," as Sinatra was sometimes called. "I'm very much looking forwa
Now that Becker County has completed its two-year, two-phase courthouse addition and remodeling project, the county commissioners are inviting the public to come take a look at what has been accomplished. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the board set an open house for Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.