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May 23, 2019
Detroit Lakes High School seniors Emily Larson, left, and Maren Goldstein were recently presented with STAR scholarships by Detroit Lakes Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). Larsen received $500, while Goldstein, as alternate, was awarded $250. (Submitted photo)
Area students continue to excel academically
May 23, 2019 - 3:19pm
May 17, 2019
Area students graduate from MN colleges
May 17, 2019 - 12:08pm
May 9, 2019
It's graduation time at area colleges
May 9, 2019 - 9:56am
May 8, 2019
Kids in Frazee will soon have a new, safe, fun place to learn and grow in the community, with the development of CornerStone community and youth center. A Youth Advisory Council is being formed to allow local teens to have a major say in what the center looks like and offers in the way of programs and activities. Here, Frazee youth are pictured at the future site of CornerStone. (Submitted Photo)
Turning a corner in Frazee: CornerStone community and youth center now in development
May 8, 2019 - 2:49pm
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 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
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 11, 2019
As of Thursday, April 11, about two-thirds of the brick facade that had defined the look of Norby's Department Store since 1959 had been removed. Now under new ownership, the building is being renovated and returned to its original look of more than 100 years ago. It will have commercial space on the main level and apartments upstairs, and will go by the name of Norby Flats. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Paying homage to the past with an eye on the future: Renovations underway at old Norby's building
April 11, 2019 - 2:59pm
April 10, 2019
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 5, 2019
Taylor Johnson poses for a portrait during a walk last Saturday. Johnson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia the most treatable form of the disease. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)
Taylor's fight: 4-year-old battles cancer with the help of Perham community
April 5, 2019 - 9:33am
April 3, 2019
Area students are excelling academically at colleges across MN, N.D.
April 3, 2019 - 4:11pm
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