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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The Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2016 Railroad Days celebration Aug. 25-28 in Staples. The Chamber is excited about this year's lineup of events. The Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union will be holding a Medallion Hunt, with new clues everyday until it is found. There will be community wide garage sales and the Sacred Heart Church's Annual Garage Sale all three days just to get the celebration started. The celebration will start on Thursday Aug. 25 with the Little Red Caboose Variety Show, to be held at the Centennial Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Local favorites Hardwood Groove will bring roots inspired music to the 2nd Street Stage summer concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 on 2nd Street in downtown Park Rapids. Rooted in Detroit Lakes, Hardwood Groove brings bluegrass, blues, folk, rock and funk in one electrified show. Roots inspired songs are tied together with vocal harmonies and spiced up with a collaborative improvisational aspect.
For more than a decade now, the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell has hosted live music every Tuesday night, from June through August. Folk, rock, country, blues, classical... Tuesdays in the Park has attracted area bands, ensembles, duos, and soloists from just about every genre of the musical spectrum. But this coming Tuesday, Aug. 23, the bandshell will be home to something just a little different. For the first time, the popular summer concert series will include some live theater as part of its repertoire.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be in Detroit Lakes this Thursday, Aug. 18 for an 11 a.m. meeting with local officials, to discuss the community’s plans to upgrade its wastewater...
The Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is going to have a slightly different look when it opens for the 2016-17 ski season in November. The 200-acre regional mecca for snow sports and mountain biking enthusiasts will be getting an all-new, expanded tubing hill and a second, progressive skills terrain park just in time for the kickoff of its third winter season on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25).
Throughout Minnesota, and the United States as a whole, recent regional and global events have made Muslims a focus--and often a target--of fear, misunderstanding and even outright hatred. To help ease some of these racial and cultural tensions, a group of local churches and educational nonprofits have teamed up to organize "an informal and informative session about the Islam and Muslim community in the Detroit Lakes and Fargo-Moorhead area."
The population of Cormorant Village is actually quite small – but when the community’s annual summer festival, Cormorant Daze, rolls around, the tiny village southwest of Detroit Lakes welcomes upwards...
Area law enforcement officers from the Minnesota State Patrol, Becker County Sheriff’s Office and Detroit Lakes Police Department were kept busy by WE Fest campers and concertgoers this past weekend,...
Tickets are on sale now for the Historic Holmes Theatre’s 2016-17 Season, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22 with a 7:30 p.m. performance by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. Cohn...
Lakes Area Young Life is gearing up for its biggest weekend of the year, the Family Fun Fest and 12th Annual Young Life Triathlon, set to take place on Friday...