Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 17 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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Though it was not unanimous, the Detroit Lakes City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that will establish a tax increment financing district and TIF financing plan for the proposed hotel, condominium and restaurant redevelopment project at the northwest corner of Washington Avenue and West Lake Drive. At the behest of the council, developer Troy Hoekstra gave a brief update on the project, noting that with the council’s approval of the TIF plan, he expects to close on the financing at the end of the month, with construction to begin shortly thereafter. He also briefly we
By Vicki Gerdes / DL Newspapers Area mountain biking aficionados have had the date circled on their calendar for weeks, but hikers should also take note: The biking and hiking trails at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area will be open for business starting this Saturday, June 27. The trails, professionally built by Arkansas-based Progressive Trail Design, have been designed to host all levels of mountain biking enthusiasts. They include seven miles of single track, cross country flow trails, optimized for mountain bike use; four downhill gravity and jump trails, ranging from
Every year, between 3,000-5,000 area school kids have an opportunity to experience hands-on environmental learning when they visit the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.
By Vicki Gerdes / DL online The Fargo Marathon 5K, held on the evening of Friday, May 8, included nearly 6,500 participants of all ages — roughly two-thirds of them being women. There was nothing particularly remarkable about the Detroit Lakes woman who was the 6,043rd person to cross the finish line that day — unless you consider the fact that she was just nine days short of her 95th birthday at the time.
By Vicki Gerdes FORUM NEWS SERVICE Community leaders and members of the White Earth Band of Chippewa have grown increasingly concerned by the so-called “word gap” that exists between children...
By Vicki Gerdes / DL Newspapers An Ogema woman who is accused of killing her boyfriend appeared Tuesday in Becker County District Court. Jessica Marie Kilde, 33, of 46420 Highway 34, Ogema, is facing felony charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of 41-year-old Richard Allen Baity, also of rural Ogema. Her attorney, Nathan Welty, waived the right to a speedy omnibus hearing during Tuesday’s proceedings, and requested that it be
By Vicki Gerdes / DL NMewspapers With 15 downhill ski runs, Nordic ski trails between 5-7 kilometers, a terrain park and tubing hill, not to mention a skills park and trails for mountain biking in the summer, the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is certain to live up to its billing as “Minnesota’s newest playground.”
By Vicki Gerdes / DL Newspapers