The Cultural Center in New York Mills and the Friends of the NYM Library are joining forces to present a show by comedian Tommy Ryman on Saturday, March 11 at the Cultural Center. A Minnesota native, Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk-singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals acclaimed comedian. He currently resides in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
This is an editorial written and published on March 11, 1948 by a former editor and owner of this newspaper, Jack Benshoof. His editorials once occupied this very space on the Opinion page on a regular basis, and although Jack is no longer with us, his words as a newspaperman ring just as clear and true today...eerily true.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Spring truck weight restrictions in the north-central frost zone will start Monday, March 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In this region that applies to areas north of Highway 10, including most of Becker County. Winter load increases ended Feb. 25 in the north-central frost zone. Spring load restrictions are already in place in the south, southeast, metro and central frost zones.
Kassandra DuChene, Detroit Lakes, and Jessica Dalen, Lake Park, were among 28 Bemidji State University students who helped welcome new students to campus as orientation leaders during fall 2016 semester start-up activities. DuChene is a junior in the nursing program at BSU, while Dalen is a senior majoring in mass communications. Orientation leaders help ensure that all incoming freshmen and new transfer students have a successful first week on campus. They support and encourage new students as they begin their lives at Bemidji State.
Christian Tigges, Detroit Lakes, was named to the dean's honor list for fall semester 2016 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tigges is a student in the university's College of Engineering. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.
Emma S. Sweere, Frazee, was recently named to the fall 2016 semester dean's list at University of Northwestern-St. Paul, with highest honors. The daughter of Paul and Penny Sweere is studying English at the university. Its dean's list includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 or higher, measured on a 4.0 scale.
Rayne Nguyen, an eighth grade student at Lake Park-Audubon High School, recently placed seventh at the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee, held Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Fergus Falls. Lake Park-Audubon Public Schools conducted their elementary and district spelling bees on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the LP-A Elementary Gymnasium in Audubon.
Detroit Lakes Cub Scout Pack 605 is joining forces with Ogema Cub Scouts Pack 650 to host the 2017 Pinewood Derby this coming Monday, March 6 at the Detroit Lakes Armory, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Pinewood Derby is a scouting event that dates way back to 1953, and is one of the highlights of the year for all Cub Scouts in the area. The event is free and open to the public, and enjoyable for all ages.
Dezerae Medina, Waubun, recently participated in Bemidji State University's 48th Annual Madrigal Dinners. An annual musical dinner production presented by BSU's Department of Music, the Madrigal Dinners recreate a yuletide feast in an Elizabethan Renaissance-era castle, complete with the king and his royal court, beggars and the King's Players, who perform the masque. The cast includes students representing a variety of majors across campus; Medina, who is a sophomore majoring in music education, played a waiter in this year's production.
Several area students were named to the 2016 fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Students honored for their academic success during the semester included Anya Butzer and Ethan Van Offelen, both of Detroit Lakes, along with Colin Neitzke of Frazee. Butzer is a junior in the School of Nursing, Van Offelen a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Neitzke a sophomore, also in the College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.