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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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—"Set a goal, work hard, and never give up." Those words from soon-to-be published author Lindsay VonRuden might have been said in the context of her realizing her dream of becoming a writer, but they could also be applied to the subject of the book she co-wrote with children's book author Ryan Jacobson: Adam Thielen.
Feeling a little lost in the sea of political ads and campaign signs in people's yards? The League of Women Voters (LWV) chapters in Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids are both planning a series of candidate forums in October that could help make your decision a little easier come Election Day.
The Revolution is coming... to Detroit Lakes! The versatile band behind some of the most iconic hits of the late Minnesota-grown music legend, Prince, will be making a tour stop at DL's Historic Holmes Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 27, to kick off the theater's 16th season in style.
The Aho farm, located just outside Snellman, has been in the family since Jerry Aho's grandparents purchased it in 1917. They've been milking dairy cows and raising calves there almost as long. "Jerry's grandpa and grandma bought this place 100 years ago," says his wife, Cyndy Aho. "Someone's been milking cows here all those years." At this year's Becker County Fair in Detroit Lakes, the Ahos were honored with Century Farm status — an achievement reserved for those families that have maintained continuous ownership of their farms for a century or more.
A little over six years ago, in January 2012, an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Legislative Summit brought over 250 legislators, AIS experts and people concerned about preserving Minnesota's lakes and rivers to the conference center at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) in Detroit Lakes.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When organizers behind the plans to build a "super-sized" ice palace for the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival scuttled the project last week, the news was greeted in Detroit Lakes with more than a few gasps and groans of dismay. That's because a committee of local volunteers had been working hard behind the scenes for more than a year on plans to harvest the ice from Detroit Lake as the principal source of building materials for the St. Paul structure.
Did you know that one of the longest-running mountain bike races in the Midwest is held right here in Becker County, every Labor Day weekend?
FRAZEE, Minn. — When lifelong Frazee resident Justin Oelfke entered his truck in the demolition derby for the 2017 Becker County Fair, he knew it might be for the last time. "He had to get medical clearance to compete," says Oelfke's longtime girlfriend, Jamie Larson.
The Perham City Council has joined forces with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Otter Tail Coalition of Lakeshore Associations (COLA) to oppose the stocking of muskies in the Otter Tail lakes chain. By unanimous resolution, city council members approved drafting a letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to that effect, following a special council meeting on Wednesday. During that meeting, council membe
For the first time this century, Detroit Lakes area residents won’t have to travel all the way to Orchestra Hall in St. Paul to hear a live performance by the...