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Saturday, May 25 Tamarac Birding Excursion: Get up with the birds and join local birder Steve Midthune for some bird identification lessons at the Tamarac Discovery Center at 8 a.m., then head out into the field to develop those skills. You'll identify at least 20 species. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. Bring a sack lunch and water for this 4 hour morning birding adventure. For more information call 218-847-2641.
Monday, May 13 At 12:45 a.m. a caller reported a neighbor burning garbage on the 35000 block of Highway 87 in Frazee. At 1:09 a.m. emergency crews responded to a grass fire on the corner of County Road 21 and County Road 34. At 8:17 a.m. tools were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked on the 28000 block of Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes. At 11:36 p.m. emergency crews responded to a grass fire on the 32000 block of County Road 143 in Ogema. Tuesday, May 14
Markuson-Baer Insurance has acquired Community Development Insurances, LLC. Both Markuson-Baer Insurance and Community Development Insurance Services, LLC have been leading companies in their respective industries. The hope is that joining the two companies will mean greater things and a brighter future for all connected.
Sunday, May 19 Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.
Thursday, May 16
DLHS Business Professionals of America (BPA) members, Mercedes Jesness, Jocelyn Patnaude, Molly Tinjum, and Kaitlin McConkey traveled to Anaheim, California, to compete with over 6,000 top students from across the United States at the 53rd Annual National Leadership Conference — the pinnacle of BPA competition May 1-5.
Katie Lundmark, the former executive director of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, has assumed the position of regional director of operations for Ecumen. Lundmark has over 15 years of experience in the health care and long-term care industry. Before her promotion to regional director of operations, her roles have included implementation specialist of a small healthcare software company, business manager, housing manager, nursing home administrator, move consultant, vice president of long term care, and executive director.
Danielle Olson is the new executive director of Ecumen, a senior services campus in Detroit Lakes. Olson began her new role this year. Prior to joining the Ecumen Detroit Lakes campus, Olson was the executive director at Ecumen-managed Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park, Minnesota, for over six years. Olson started her career in 2010 as the director of housing and community based services at Ecumen-managed Heritage Community in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to a fire on the 400 block of Andrews Avenue just before 4 p.m. Monday. According to DLFD Chief Scott Flynn, the fire was caused by a candle in an upstairs bedroom of a Union Square Townhomes unit. He says some minors were home when the fire started and, when the mother of the children came home, she noticed smoke and was able to put out the flames. Extensive smoke remained in the unit, so the fire department stayed on scene for some time, waiting for the smoke to clear and for an assessment from the state fire marshal.
Detroit Lakes High School senior Sullivan (Sully) Wood, the son of Jim and Rhonda Wood, was recently awarded a full-ride Army ROTC scholarship to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Through the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps), Wood's scholarship covers four years of full tuition, a monthly stipend, and will have his books and supplies paid for. Embry-Riddle has also agreed to pay for his housing for four years. His total scholarship package is $270,820.