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May 16, 2019
About 80 kids gathered in the Detroit Lakes Middle School auditorium on Thursday morning to compete in the school's first-ever "Battle of the Books." (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'Battle of the Books' might be the start of a new chapter in DLMS tradition
May 16, 2019 - 4:21pm
May 9, 2019
Janie Sherman has been a nurse since she was in high school. She's been working at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes for many years, on and off. On Wednesday, she was presented with a DAISY award for her "extraordinary, compassionate" care. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'She has a very peaceful character': Essentia nurse Janie Sherman wins DAISY award
May 9, 2019 - 4:38pm
May 6, 2019
Volunteer firefighters with the Detroit Lakes Fire Department conduct a house fire training exercise.  (Jim Sinclair / Submitted)
Extinguishing the firefighter shortage: Becker County fire departments to hold volunteer recruitment Open Houses
May 6, 2019 - 9:47am
May 3, 2019
Will Daggett, of Boy Scout Troop 656, is organizing a 5K Run/Walk 'Race For Survivors' to raise awareness of Holbrook Farms Retreat, a 47-acre property in rural Detroit Lakes that hosts wellness getaways for the families of fallen service members. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'Race For Survivors' at Holbrook Farms: Eagle Scout plans 5K to benefit the families of fallen service members
May 3, 2019 - 8:00am
April 30, 2019
Geraniums are one way that the Detroit Lakes Lions Club raises funds for its annual eye care mission trips to Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This year's geranium fundraiser is set for May 9-11 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Detroit Lakes. (Forum News Service photo)
Everything's coming up... geraniums? Lions Club hosts planter sale May 9-11 to benefit eye care mission in Mexico
April 30, 2019 - 8:13am
April 24, 2019
University of Minnesota freshmen Jacob Hanson, left, and Isaac Eggebraaten worked over their holiday breaks to save money for their $500 Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars scholarship. Eggebraaten said they both felt it was important to give back to their community in this way. (Submitted Photo)
'A really cool situation': College student Laker alums create scholarships for new grads
April 24, 2019 - 12:36pm
The Heart O’ Lakes Harmony Men’s A Capella Chorus will present its annual spring show, “Everyone in Harmony,” this Friday, April 26 in Fergus Falls and Saturday, April 27 in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
Come celebrate the joy of singing: Heart O'Lakes Harmony to present spring show Saturday at Holmes Theatre
April 24, 2019 - 9:52am
April 18, 2019
In this still from the "Inside Out" video on schizophrenia, Kyle Larson is seen talking about how the disorder has changed his life. (Leighton Broadcasting video still)play button
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
April 18, 2019 - 9:06am
April 17, 2019
Erika Gilsdorf is the woman behind the 'Inside Out' campaign. Her own experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder inspired the series, as she wanted to show people what it's like to live with a mental illness, in hopes of normalizing it and erasing stigma. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'It's just something you deal with': Erika Gilsdorf, creator of the 'Inside Out' campaign, talks about her experience with OCD
April 17, 2019 - 3:14pm
April 10, 2019
Gregory Popovich will bring his world-famous Comedy Pet Theater to the Holmes this Saturday, April 13 for a 3 p.m. show. (Submitted photo)
Pets + theater: Rescued cats, dogs to take on acting roles in Saturday show at Holmes
April 10, 2019 - 11:30am
Jessica Ekholm, a 1999 Detroit Lakes High School graduate, says she always had symptoms of depression but didn't realize it until her mom dragged her to the doctor, "kicking and screaming," when she was 21. Today, she's still learning how to cope with her symptoms, and she's become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and reducing stigma. (Photos by Marie Johnson / Tribune)
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'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
April 10, 2019 - 10:34am
Kristina Story has been living with anxiety for more than 16 years. After turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with her symptoms, she moved to Detroit Lakes and got clean several years ago, and is feeling better than she has in years. A longtime musician, she plays the harp, piano, guitar, violin and flute, and also sings. She says music is "absolutely" therapeutic for her. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
April 10, 2019 - 10:33am
April 9, 2019
Detroit Lakes man Joe Johnson has turned his life around after years of substance abuse. He now leads the Park Rapids-based, award-winning FATHER Project, helping struggling dads from around the area become their best selves. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
April 9, 2019 - 8:20am
April 7, 2019
The Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, "Fur Trade in Minnesota," will be opening at the Becker County Museum on April 20 — and the museum is looking for historic photos and stories of local fur trappers and traders to display alongside the state exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Opening of fur trade exhibit at museum rescheduled for April 20
April 7, 2019 - 8:00am
April 2, 2019
A skier sails across the water. Kaysey Price / Tribuneplay button
Go fast or fall spectacularly: Detroit Mountain's Pond Skim makes a splash Sunday
April 2, 2019 - 10:19am
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