Desiree Bauer

After graduating from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2019, Desiree moved back to her hometown and started an internship with the Detroit Lakes Newspapers. At the end of July, she transferred from an intern to a full-time reporter and is slowly figuring out "adulting." When she's not writing, Desiree likes to travel, spend time on the lake (when it's not freezing), be with friends and family and binge-watch shows like The Office.

Through a $1.2 million grant from the Minnesota Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program, the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area was able to add eight new mountain biking trails and a natural play area.
The economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused an undisclosed number of workers at all five BTD manufacturing locations to be laid off June 17, according to Stephanie Hoff, director of communications for BTD's parent company, Otter Tail Corp.
Northwest Water Carnival: canceled.
A glass art wind sculpture, "The Glassinator," was added at the Detroit Lake scenic overlook on Tuesday, June 30, by the Lakes Country Association of Realtors. Andrew Carlson crafted the sculpture, according to a Facebook post by the association.
SJE was recently named a top workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, according to a news release.
The Detroit Lakes nail salons were mandated to close in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following are now open:
Rebecca Holmen will replace Jo Zweerink as the new manager for Consolidated Title Services, according to a news release.
Voyager Lanes will reopen after closing from the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, July 1, according to a Facebook post.
Dairy Queen in Detroit Lakes has closed its dining room until further notice, according to a Facebook post.
Small businesses can apply for a new, $10K small business relief grant, according to a news release.