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Though her day-to-day job as the Historic Holmes Theatre's new box office manager involves ticket sales and closing out the books each day, Becky Olson has found an outlet for her creative side as well. Since starting at the theater on Oct.
Music and art, art and music These two frequent companions will be paired once again at next weekend's Third Annual Juried Fine Art Show in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. In addition to the dozens of local and regional artists whose work will be displayed throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, in the Holmes Ballroom, the adjacent Holmes Theatre will also house two free concerts. The first concert is the debut of the newly-formed Lakes Area Community Concert Band, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18.
"First impressions are important," says the Rev.
Each year, Americans set aside Nov. 11 to honor the veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Services, past and present, in peacetime and in war. In Detroit Lakes, the local American Legion and VFW posts take turns hosting the program, according to Post 15 Legion Commander Bud Larson. This year is the Legion's turn. The festivities will begin Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m.
With new officers and a new, weekly meeting schedule, the 412 Lakes Club 8339 of Toastmasters International has a fresh focus and is looking to boost its membership, as well. "We're making a new start, with a fresh slate of officers," says Ted Schaum, who serves as the group's vice president of membership and public relations.
Though Becker County Auditor and Treasurer Ryan Tangen has been out on the campaign trail for months now, and has spent the past two weeks testing the county's new election equipment, it wasn't until the boxes were open and the ballot cards were being counted Tuesday night that the nerves really began to kick in. "It was quite a relief to see the results start coming in," he said.
Whenever you watch those old movie musicals on television, do you ever get the feeling that you've just gotta get up and dance? Do you have aspirations of becoming a ballerina or a Broadway dancer someday?
Affirming an action taken by Board Chairman Dr. Tom Seaworth over the weekend, the Detroit Lakes School Board has placed the district's superintendent, Mark Adams, on paid administrative leave until further notice. The action took place at a special board meeting called Wednesday morning "for preliminary consideration of allegations" against Adams. Adams, who became the district's superintendent in July of this year, has recently come under fire for a Sept. 9 incident involving an altercation with Ogema area farmer Mark Rothschadl. He was indicted Oct.
The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council recently received some good news: Proposed funding for a new RTC Administrative building has been approved, with groundbreaking scheduled for May 2007. The $14.5 million building will feature two stories and 80,000 square feet, and it will be located west of the Biimaadiiziiwiin Senior Apartments near White Earth Village. "We're very excited about this new facility," said White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma J.
Incumbents ruled the day in most area legislative races Tuesday-- with one notable exception. Republican State Senator Cal Larson was defeated by his DFL challenger, Dan Skogen, receiving just 14,000, or 45 percent of total votes cast in District 10. Skogen received 17,360 votes, or 55 percent. Sen. Keith Langseth (DFL) received just over 20,350 votes, or 70 percent of all ballots cast in District 9, in his bid for re-election against Republican challenger Paul Holle. Holle received 8,748 votes, or 30 percent. Incumbent State Sen.