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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Twice a year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Americans across the country remember those military servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and celebrate those who returned home safely from the front lines.
The Becker County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has undergone a couple of changes in leadership recently. The DAC welcomed Chad Baethke as its new executive director this summer. He is succeeding David Peterson, who had been with the DAC since 1979.
A hot dog eating contest, mayoral "election"—where prospective candidates can literally buy votes for $1 each—as well as strolling through all the bake sale, rummage sale, flea and craft market items on display, not to mention lawn games like Yahtzee and Farkel, played with oversized dice...
The Cultural Center is kicking off the Labor Day weekend with the return of Kent DuChaine, American blues singer and steel guitarist from Fort Gaines, Ga. His concert begins at 7:30 p.m.this Friday, Sept. 2 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. DuChaine was born in Minnesota to a French Canadian-Chippewa mother and Norwegian American father, but he earned his chops as a blues guitarist traveling over a hundred thousand miles every year, playing in a vast array of venues across North America and Europe.
It's back to school time again! Parents are dashing here and there for those last minute school supplies, and kids are starting to feel a bit excited about seeing their friends again. As we creep closer and closer to the first day, some kids start feeling a little nervous...not realizing that everyone is in the same boat, and in a few short days they'll have the routine down. Your library has items on the topic of school-some perfect to help children with any apprehension. The staff at the Detroit Lakes Public Library hopes everyone has a great school year!
Games, prizes, music and more will be on tap at The Brew Ales & Eats in Detroit Lakes next Saturday, Sept. 3, as The Brew joins forces with the Becker County History Museum to host a Community Block Party from 8 p.m. to midnight.
"I don't think the people of this district really know how much you have done for their kids over the past 22 years." With these words, Lake Park-Audubon School Board Chairman Bryan Anderson bid an emotional farewell to his predecessor, Vicky Grondahl, at her final board meeting on Monday. Grondahl is retiring from her position with the board on Aug. 31, and she was honored by her peers and school administration officials with a plaque and farewell celebration at the conclusion of her final meeting as a board member.
At a special meeting of the Detroit Lakes City Council on Tuesday, the city moved a step closer to finalizing plans for expansion of the city-county airport by approving a $1.32 million purchase agreement with Turtle Properties for the acquisition of a parcel of land formerly occupied by Steel-Wood Supply.