Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 17 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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For the first time ever, the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes will be hosting summer day camps for kids throughout the summer. "The museum is offering three summer camps in the areas of art and science this summer, and we're super excited about it," says Becky Mitchell, the museum's executive director. The first will be a Nature Science Camp, which is set for June 25-28.
Just a couple of weeks after approving a long-range plan for future development of the West Lake Drive/beachfront corridor, the Detroit Lakes City Council, along with the Becker County Board, will be co-hosting a public meeting to update the community on plans for rebuilding a portion of West Lake Drive itself, between Legion Road and County Road 6. This public hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 in the city council chambers, located inside the City Administration Building at 1025 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes.
Now that June is once again upon us, the hills of Detroit Lakes' City Park will be alive with music every Tuesday evening this summer, through the end of August. The Holmes Theatre recently announced the lineup for its popular summer concert series, which returns to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell this Tuesday, June 5 for its 15th straight season.
Memorial Day may mark the official start of summer in the lakes area, but the federal holiday has a much deeper meaning for military servicemen, veterans, and their families: It's a day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in service of their country. "One of the main things we're gathered here today for is to celebrate the peace that we enjoy," said Larry Berguson, a World War II veteran who served as a medic on the Western Front in Europe, as he addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion on Monday morning.
Summer has finally arrived in the lakes area, and with it, a plethora of garage, yard and rummage sales. If you're getting the urge to start cleaning out those closets, storage rooms and garages to host a sale of your own, why not do something to help keep a roof over the heads of local kittens, pups, cats and dogs in need of adoption while you're at it? Richwood Winery is gearing up to host its first Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 2, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of the Lakes (HSL). The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It's not just birds that flock together — birders do too, as evidenced by this past weekend's 21st annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds, which drew well over 200 people from across the United States and Canada (and even The Netherlands!) to the community. "All of our events — dinners, presentations and field trips — were sold out," said festival organizer Cleone Stewart.
Following well over two hours of questions and commentary from the public, the Detroit Lakes City Council voted 5-2 to adopt the West Lake Drive Redevelopment Plan on Tuesday night.
Though it seems like spring has only just begun, Memorial Day weekend is almost here, bringing with it a plethora of high school graduations, family picnics, fishing, boating, swimming — and the opportunity for Detroit Lakes area motorcycle enthusiasts to gear up for their first big outing of the season.
"It was like a punch," says Darren Thorsteinson of the sudden, sharp pain he felt in his side during an ordinary day last August. But unlike being punched, the pain didn't really subside. "I knew something wasn't right," he said, adding that he wasn't able to work, and he didn't really feel like doing much of anything at all, so finally he decided a visit to the Essentia Health Walk-In Clinic in Detroit Lakes was in order. "They sent him to Fargo for a blood test," said Darren's wife, Amy.
A hearing was held this past Friday, May 11, on the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge filed against longtime Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand.