Detroit Lakes News Staff
Minnesotans shattered generosity records yesterday during Give to the Max Day, giving more than $20 million to further the critical work of nonprofits and schools across the state. "We are amazed each year by Minnesotans' generous support of our nonprofits and schools," said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. "Give to the Max Day shows us what can happen when we come together and collectively support our communities, and we know that generosity shines all year as people donate money and give their volunteer time to their favorite causes."
Traditionally, the holidays are a time of joy, laughter and celebrations shared with family and friends. But for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be difficult, bringing about feelings of anxiety, sadness and emptiness. Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering an educational workshop,Grief During the Holidays, for adults who have recently experienced the death of a loved one on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 from 6-7:30 p.m at the Hospice of the Red River Valley office.
The Detroit Lakes/Frazee-Vergas High School Bowling Team is headed to the state tournament. The six-bowler team took the West Central - North Conference championship in Fergus Falls recently to advance to the Twin Cities Dec. 3. There, they will compete against 20 other teams at Memory Lanes Bowling Center. The traveling team is chosen out of the middle and high school bowling leagues that compete every Saturday, practicing once a week. The Junior Varsity traveling team took second place at the conference competition.
John Matthew Clark, 37, of Box 321, Ogema has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Oct. 27 Clark was a passenger in a green Ford pickup truck allegedly clocked going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone by a tribal police officer on County Road 21. The police officer allegedly found two pieces of metal foil with burn marks on them in the truck, and a K-9 unit was brought in to search the vehicle for drugs.
Please join the family and friends of Dave and Rhonda Eckert in celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this Saturday, Nov. 19. The celebration will take place between 4-8 p.m. at the Eckert farm, 18513 405th Ave., Frazee. No gifts please.
Residents of a Detroit Lakes apartment building near the Middle School were evacuated around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon due to an electrical fire. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department, assisted by the Detroit Lakes Police Department, responded immediately to the location at 804 Central East Avenue, where flames had put a hole near an electrical box located on the outside of the building. Apartment residents stood outside until the flames were out and the building was deemed safe.
Area residents are invited to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, an initiative of Becker County Energize and supported by Essentia Health, at no cost starting Tuesday, November 29. The lifestyle change program includes education and support for people with pre-diabetes and those at a high risk for pre-diabetes.
Due to popular demand, an extra performance of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools' fall musical, "The Little Mermaid," has been added. Audiences can buy their tickets at the door for a special Friday, Nov. 11 showing of the Disney favorite, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of George Simson Auditorium inside the Detroit Lakes Middle School, 500 11th Ave., Detroit Lakes.
Excitement turns to deer hunting and blaze orange—the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season is now underway. It started a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 5. "Deer season is talked about as a major holiday among hunters, and it's a great time to reconnect with family, friends and nature," said Adam Murkowski, big game program leader with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Here are 10 reminders for deer hunters from the DNR: CWD sampling in southeast