Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 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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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
The tension in the air was palpable at the start of Monday night’s meeting of the Lake Park City Council — and it didn’t take too long to determine the cause. During the public forum that started off the evening, local resident Dave O’Connell presented a petition, containing 211 signatures, which was specifically addressed to Mayor Aaron Wittne