Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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The Becker County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the wherabouts of Eric Sheldon Hambleton, 29. Hambleton was reported missing on March 15 by his family. He was last seen near Cormorant Village on March 10. If anybody has information on Hambleton, contact the Becker County Sheriff's Department at 218-847-2661.
To the students who walked out of class, You will hear about a lot of nasty comments made by adults because of what you did Wednesday. Don't listen. You will hear them so bravely (from behind a computer) rip you apart on social media because you apparently "don't even understand why you're protesting."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A photo being shared around the Detroit Lakes area has some parents and community members angry and even calling for "somebody to be fired over at the high school".
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Fifteen-year-old Parker Eastman of Detroit Lakes remains missing as of Friday morning, suspected of running away. He's got no cell phone, no money, no personal transportation, no ID, and his friends and family have heard nothing. "I have no idea where he is or if he's even safe," said his mother, Meghan Eastman, as emotion catches in her voice. Eastman has been spreading her mission to find her son on social media in the hopes that somebody will come forward with information.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The little Detroit Lakes boy whose doctor said he would never, ever have the ability to smile is now cracking some pretty great little grins, thanks to his "smile surgery." "See how it curls up?," said his mom, Nikki Larsen, pointing to the right side of Ryan's face. "That's him smiling." Ryan Larsen, 5, was born with Moebius Syndrome, which essentially means he was missing the two nerves in his head that make it possible for people to smile and blink. He went through four solid years of never smiling, even when he was happy on the inside.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—He had been teaching Detroit Lakes High School students the Ojibwe language for only a little more than a semester when Michael Dahl handed in his resignation. The school board swifty approved his decision at its last meeting.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Sixteen-year-old Christian Fletcher is the sort of guy that typically blends into the crowd. The Detroit Lakes junior likes it that way, too. He isn't loud, he isn't opinionated, and he probably won't be spotted shooting the breeze with just anybody. "Yeah, it's kind of tough for me to start conversations with people," he says, looking down with a small smile.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- It’s a scenario like something out of a movie: Four close-knit siblings in Minnesota, all in their 50s and 60s, are forced to lean on each...
It's puppy mania over at the Humane Society of the Lakes these days, as two batches of rescue puppies from Texas are grabbing the hearts of local animal lovers. One litter of German shepherd-rottweiler mix puppies and their mama, along with another litter of German shepherd-boxer mix puppies were sitting in a high-kill shelter in Texas at the beginning of last month with an unknown and possibly dark future. But according to shelter workers, a local woman who has homes in Detroit Lakes and Texas volunteered to change their lives.
When the Miss Northwest crown was placed on Hailey Jutz’s brown, curly hair last Friday night, her smile may have gotten even bigger and brighter than the one she’s already...