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Students in Lake Park-Audubon's Architecture and Design Class got a first-hand glimpse of the latest in home design and construction during a recent tour of the Dynamic Homes facility in Detroit Lakes. Jason Jendrysik, the sales and marketing manager at Dynamic Homes, gave the students a thorough explanation and visual journey of how one of their designs becomes a home, a process that usually takes about two weeks.
Thursday, December 20 Reindeer Games: The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a holiday event for children in grades K-5, starting at 4 p.m. "Reindeer Games" attendees will enjoy a variety of board and tabletop games, as well as ongoing game of Book Bingo, with the chance to win free books. There is no cost to attend. The Detroit Lakes Library is located at 1000 Washington Ave. Call 218-847-2168 for more information. Friday, December 21
This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of an order to help address the budget shortfall in the High-Cost Universal Service Fund (USF), which is also known as the Connect America Fund. This action, which came at the request of Representative Peterson and his colleagues, will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to small, rural operators every year as they work to develop broadband in rural communities.
Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for Overall Excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. This award was announced on National Rural Health Day, Nov. 15, 2018.
Nurse Practitioner Brent Jansen has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. "I've spent the majority of my career with Essentia Health as a registered nurse, and I'm thrilled to continue working here as a nurse practitioner," says Jansen. "I'm extremely excited to use my new skills to care for patients in this community." Jansen earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities (DLPU) has received an award for excellence in public power communications from the American Public Power Association (APPA).
Expect some traffic delays over the holidays: AAA is forecasting that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season, with a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation's runways, roads and rails. That's a 4.4 percent increase over last year, and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel.
Sunday, December 16 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 At 12:44 p.m. a caller reported cash was missing from a residence on the 20000 block of Oakland Beach Road in Detroit Lakes. At 12:46 p.m. a caller reported a theft by swindle case on the 800 block of Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. Thursday, Nov. 29 At 6:52 a.m. a black Nissan was reportedly stolen from the 36000 block of Marten Drive in Ogema. At 8:49 a.m. a woman living on the 1200 block of Madison Avenue in Detroit Lakes left her garage door open and some small items were reportedly stolen from it.
Thursday, December 13