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When the unofficial results were tabulated Tuesday night, the Frazee-Vergas School Board and administration were left wondering what went wrong: The $25.6 million bond referendum for improvements to the district's K-12 academic and athletic facilities had failed to pass by a margin of 1,122 "no" votes to 632 "yes." Frazee-Vergas Superintendent Terry Karger admitted that he was surprised by the results.
Spring migration is underway in Minnesota, and that means the birders will be converging on Detroit Lakes for its 22nd Annual Festival of Birds. The festival opens this Wednesday, May 15 with an afternoon social at Richwood Winery. "It's free and open to the public," says festival organizer Cleone Stewart, though those who would like to sample some of the unique vintages bottled at the winery will have to purchase a wine tasting flight for $6.
Faster, higher, stronger: The motto of Olympic athletes the world over has expanded over the years to encompass all forms of athletic competition. Knowing all the latest nutrition and sports medicine research, exercise science and injury prevention techniques has become essential for coaches in just about every sport, both amateur and professional. Yet here in the lakes area, there are few opportunities for coaches to get the kind of training they need in these areas.
It's been almost three years since Frazee-Vergas High School senior Cassidy Shipman chose Alex's Lemonade Stand as her platform in a bid to win the 2016 Miss Frazee Outstanding Teen title — yet even after taking the crown and finishing her year-long reign in 2017, both Cassie and her mother Daneele have remained active in the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), hosting fundraisers and raising awareness for the organization that helps fight childhood cancers.
It's the stuff that any winter angler's dreams are made of: A heated, fully furnished Ice Castle fishing house, stocked with rods and reels, bait, tackle, and all the equipment necessary for a comfortable day of ice fishing with family and friends. And from now through Feb.
Despite race day temperatures in the minus 20s, the return of the One Lunger 100 snowmobile endurance race to Big Detroit Lake drew more than 100 riders last year — and organizer Grady Shearer hopes the addition of one very special guest racer will bring big crowds to watch the action in 2019.
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.
As the leaves begin to turn, Maplewood State Park in rural Pelican Rapids is the place to be. Each fall in late September and early October, the Friends of Maplewood host the park's annual Leaf Days celebration, set to take place this year on Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7. Many activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of those days.
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.
A hearing was held this past Friday, May 11, on the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge filed against longtime Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand.