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. — After almost two hours of testimony Tuesday, Sept. 12, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted to take no action on a proposed ordinance to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 within city limits — though the vote was not unanimous. At the conclusion of the public hearing on the proposed ordinance, Alderman Ron Zeman introduced a motion, seconded by Alderman Barb Voss, to not give the ordinance a first reading.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Raising the legal age limit for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 has been a priority for anti-smoking groups across the state of Minnesota for several years now — but it's been a tough sell so far. Currently, only the metro-area cities of St. Louis Park and Edina have such ordinances in place. That may soon change. One of the agenda items for the Detroit Lakes City Council is a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 12, on a city ordinance raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—After the firestorm of controversy that erupted following the Detroit Lakes City Council's July 11 decision to revoke a rental registration for an Elizabeth Street property — owned by a 70-year-old woman and rented by a disabled veteran — the council opted to reconsider that action on Tuesday.
FRAZEE, Minn. — For most gardeners living in northern Minnesota, the start of the spring growing season is still a few weeks away. But at Forest Glen Farm in rural Frazee, the Flynn family has been hard at work for a couple of months already, getting their herbs and vegetables started from seed and ready to transplant into the farm's two high tunnel greenhouses.
WASHINGTON—He may not have come up with the recipe himself, but U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson now has the right to brag that his staff members are among the best cooks on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Congressional delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seventh annual hotdish competition — and for the first time, Peterson's staff was victorious. "I think we came in second one year," Peterson said Thursday. "But this is the first time we won."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Gary Thompson has been pulling pieces of history out of Becker County's lakes and rivers for going on half a century now. "This will be my 50th year," says Thompson, owner and proprietor of Detroit Lakes' Tri-State Diving. "I started diving in 1967... I paid for my first set of scuba gear out of my high school graduation money."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Every year since its inception, the WE Fest Karaoke Roundup has given top finishers a unique opportunity to open for some of the biggest acts in country music on the WE Fest stage. This year, one of those aspiring singers is Iron Range native Patrick Villella, who took second place in the finals of the karaoke competition and will be opening for Toby Keith on Aug. 3, at the annual country music festival. "It's like a dream, pretty much," Villella said of being given the chance to sing on the WE Fest stage.