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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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
By Vicki Gerdes / DL Newspapetrs Residents of the Cormorant Lakes area may notice a few new faces turning up there this summer, and some of them might have their...
Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon made his first district court appearance Monday, on allegations that he swindled the public out of money by passing off his old boat as an expensive new one purchased for his department. Gordon, 58, of Detroit Lakes, has been charged with one count of theft by swindle and presentation of a false claim by a public officer, both felonies, and one gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public officer.
By Vicki Gerdes/ DL Online An old Becker County lake that was drained for farming back in the early 1900s will soon be making a comeback, thanks to cooperation from adjacent landowners, state and federal agencies, along with funding from Reinvest in Minnesota and the NRCS’s Wetlands Reserve Program. Brink Lake, located six miles southeast of Detroit Lakes in Burlington Township, will encompass 200 acres of open water, with an average depth of five feet.
When Joyce Arndt was just 22 months old, she was placed in foster care for the first time. Over the course of the next 13 years, she would be uprooted and sent to 14 more foster homes — until at age 16, she decided she'd had enough, and ended up living on the street. For the next three years, Arndt lived a hand-to-mouth existence, falling into the shadow world of drugs and human trafficking. "Foster kids who are raised in multiple homes and end
Two people were seriously injured in a crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and County Road 54 on the east edge of Detroit Lakes Thursday afternoon. Officers from the Minnesota State Patrol handled the investigation, with assistance with local police, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel providing assistance.
PONSFORD - In 1947, Ray Vlasak's family decided to take their first vacation at Veronen's Resort on Bad Medicine Lake. A little less than 20 years later, in 1964, his parents bought a cabin on Bad Medicine, and nine years after that, purchased the property down the road from Veronen's that would become High Pines Resort. "It's a small resort -- there are just three cabins -- and we only rent on a long-term basis," Vlasak noted.
Clickety-clickety-clickety-clickety click-click-click-click-click. Clickety-clickety-clickety-clickety click-click-click-click-click... Every Wednesday afternoon, the sounds of happy feet emanate from the Holmes Ballroom in the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, as the North Star Cloggers hold their weekly practice. Though the group's five members hail from different communities -- Stephanie Hogan is from Vergas, Pat Lawyer from Cormorant, Connie Kovala from Snellman, and Carol Tharaldson and Jane Frank from Detroit Lakes -- they rarely miss a session. Especially of late, as th
A Barnesville man killed Saturday in a northern Becker County crash involving a single snowmobile has been identified by the Becker County Sheriff's Department. Jamie Michael Thompson, 32, was riding with friends on Rat Lake Trail, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, when he lost control of his sled and struck a embankment at the intersection of South Tulaby Lake Road, according to the investigating officer, Deputy Luke Sweere. "He ended up hitting a dirt embankment at the T intersection," Sweere said.