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Becker County

GUIDE 2021

Everything you need to know about Becker County Emergency services | Hospitals | Schools | Banks | Government Officials | Recreation Senior Programs | Dining & Entertainment | Churches | Community groups


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On behalf of the Detroit Lakes City Council and all of the citizens of Detroit Lakes, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our city. We are located just 40 minutes east of FargoMoorhead in beautiful Minnesota lake country. With the combination of adjacent prairie, abundant woodlands and lakes, it makes an ideal place to live and work. In addition to the wonderful setting, Detroit Lakes features a top rated school system, excellent medical facilities, adequate housing and numerous parks and recreational facilities.

Social Services Churches Youth Ministry Medical Facilities Financial/ Area Banks Senior Citizens Area Organizations Countywide Recreation Index of Advertisers Dining Guide

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Our economic base is solid and stable, with a good mix of manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and retail. In addition, we are a regional hub for many service-type businesses. Detroit Lakes has achieved the status of “Minnesota Star City” due to our many economic development programs. Detroit Lakes is the home of the Northwest Water Carnival, Pine to Palm Golf Tournament, Polar Fest and the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area! In fact, our community averages one special event per week throughout the year. With the many attractions offered by Detroit Lakes, I encourage you to take some time to explore our website and its links. One thing you don’t want to miss is our famous mile-long city beach! If there is anything I can do to help you become better acquainted with Detroit Lakes, please give me a call or send me an e-mail. Sincerely, Matt Brenk, Mayor 218-234-7040 mattbrenk@loretel.net Welcome to Becker County! If you are new to the area, you’ll be delighted to find sparkling waters, inviting forests and wetland sanctuaries. Our many lakes and rivers beckon you to take a swim, cast a line or just tour on a slow moving pontoon. Summers are filled with days of festivals, golfing, swimming and enjoying life at the lake. In the winter we are a destination for snowmobiles, downhill and cross country skiing and ice fishing. Becker County prides itself in its deep history of agriculture, tourism and business. We offer small town hospitality with big city amenities, including arts, shopping, dining, lodging and services. Our medical facilities, schools and economic vitality make this a wonderful place to live. The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce is a wealth of information. We have visitor information, business resources and community information to help you as you live, work and play in the area. Stop into our office, call or visit our website for more information. Carrie Johnston, President Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce 700 Summit Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-847-9202 ~ 1-800-542-3992 www.VisitDetroitLakes.com


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ABOVE: Detroit Lakes artist Anna Lassonde, of Jollybird Studio, created a mixed media portrait series last spring inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The portraits shine a spotlight on frontline essential workers. LEFT: The Lakes Area Association of Realtors sponsored the installation of this kinetic wind art sculpture, “The Glassinator,” at the Highway 10 scenic overlook on the east side of Detroit Lakes last summer.

A Year Like No Other Paused by the pandemic, social activities look a little different these days; Find out what events are happening around Becker County at dl-online.com or visitdetroitlakes.com

By Vicki Gerdes | vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com

You may have noticed that this year’s Guide to Becker County does not include a Calendar of Events, or the winners of our annual photo contest — because we didn’t have one. These changes, as is the case with so many things that happened — or didn’t happen — in 2020, are a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. State-issued pandemic safety guidelines are ever-changing, and this means that most of the popular events taking place annually in the lakes area are in a state of limbo as this edition of the Guide goes to press (which is why certain events have no dates listed). Be 6 | 2021 GUIDE TO BECKER COUNTY

sure to check out our website, dl-online.com, or the calendar of events at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce website (visitdetroitlakes. com) for updates as the year progresses. But just because there is a dearth of scheduled events doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Winter, spring, summer or fall, the lakes area plays host to a wide variety of entertaining opportunities for enjoying the arts, the outdoors and of course, our beautiful lakes and rivers. There are also lots of quaint shopping boutiques and stores as well as several coffee shops for you to stop, rest and meet some friends for a hot

cup of java, espresso or an iced beverage of your choice — and some of them have some pretty tasty food as well.

A winter wonderland

During the winter, a village of fish houses takes over both Big and Little Detroit lakes, and snowmobilers will find over 250 miles of groomed trails winding their way through the woods and fields of Becker County. At the 200-acre Detroit Mountain Recreation Area (www.detroitmountain.com), located just a few short miles southeast of Detroit Lakes, guests can enjoy a full range of winter activities,


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from downhill and cross country skiing to tubing, fat tire biking and even a visit to their terrain park to try out your best snowboarding and skiing tricks. Maplelag Resort (www.maplelag. com), located between Callaway and Richwood, offers almost 45 miles of cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails, an ice skating rink and sliding hill. Many of those trails remain open after the snow has melted,l for mountain biking enthusiasts to enjoy Other area resorts offering snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing activities during the winter months include Rainbow Resort near Waubun (www.rainbowresort.com), Pinehurst Resort outside Naytahwaush (www.pinehurstmn.com) and Ice Cracking Lodge & Resort (www.icecrackinglodge.com) in rural Ponsford.

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Fishing openers, bird watching and more

Once the ice is off the lakes and the snow has melted, area anglers begin to turn their thoughts to the annual Minnesota walleye and bass fishing opener,

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1: Stores around the county have stayed open during the pandemic, for the most part, but with expanded health and safety rules in place -- such as the use of face masks. 2: Businesses have gotten creative and added new services in order to serve customers best during social distancing. Hub 41 restaurant, for example, started offering curbside pickup and delivery during the statewide shutdown last spring. 3: Volunteers and charitable endeavors were crucial during the statewide shutdown in the spring of 2020. Pictured here is Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steven Todd delivering a box of essential items to the home of a highrisk community member. 4: School classrooms have at times sat empty during the pandemic. At the time of this publication in February 2021, however, all students in the Detroit Lakes School District were back to fulltime, in-person learning. 5: A group of local Tai Chi students began meeting for lessons outdoors.


which will take place on May 8 this year. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will be paying a visit to our neighbors in Otter Tail County for the 2021 Governor’s Fishing Opener weekend, which takes place May 6-9. Will the weather be friendly for anglers? Will the boat motor start? Will the bass and walleyes bite? Is there enough bait? Those questions will once again be on the minds of anglers and bait dealers as they ready for the season. Most answers won’t be known until shortly after Friday turns into Saturday at the stroke of midnight, when anglers can get onto their favorite lakes once more — and legally keep the northern pike, bass, walleyes and lake trout they catch. Spring months can also find lakes area residents and visitors alike looking through the treetops for that one-of-a kind bird. The 23rd Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds, which was postponed from 2020 to 2021, is tentatively scheduled for May 20-22. Visit the festival’s Facebook page, call 800-5423992 (toll free) or contact the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce

at dlchamber@VisitDetroitLakes.com for the latest information on this popular event. Summer, which doubles the population of Detroit Lakes each year, brings iconic celebrations like the Northwest Water Carnival (www.dljaycees.com/ water-carnival-3), which has been hosted by the Detroit Lakes Jaycees for over eight decades now, as well as the Becker County Fair (beckercountyfair. com), celebrating its 127th anniversary in 2021, and the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament (pine2palmgolf.com), established 89 years ago.

The return of WE Fest

The granddaddy of all Minnesota music festivals, WE Fest, returns to Detroit Lakes and the Soo Pass Ranch on Aug. 5-7, after a one-year absence. New owners Live Nation and their Minnesota-based partner, Matt Mithun, are planning a renaissance for the 37-yearold country music festival that includes a return to its roots as a locally owned and operated event. “We want to kind of bring back that personal touch ... to make it a commu-

nity event again,” Mithun said. “We definitely want to hire locally. The partnerships and interaction with the community are a very important part of it (the festival).” Though details were still forthcoming as of the publication of this magazine, Mithun noted that the Soo Pass Ranch would be undergoing a few upgrades in anticipation of WE Fest’s return. “There are a number of things we want to do to enhance the site,” he said, adding that they plan to make improvements to the buildings, the site layout, and the overall concert experience. “There are some things we’ll be doing for 2020-21, and some for 2021-22. I’ll be happy to share more of those details as we develop them in the coming months.” Mithun’s family has owned the 400acre ranch just south of Detroit Lakes for most of the festival’s 37-year run at the site, which made it a natural fit for him to partner with Live Nation, the festival’s new owners, to handle the production side of the three-day annual event.

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“My dad bought the Soo Pass 35 years ago, just a couple of years after the festival started,” Mithun said, “so we’ve been involved with it for a long time. Festival headliners Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line were announced shortly before this edition of the Guide went to press. The festival website, wefest.com, will have all the latest additions to the music lineup, as well as available concert and camping ticket options for visitors to choose from. “We’re very excited to be having another festival, and we look forward to welcoming people back,” Mithun said.

Explore the lakes area and its history

August is also slated to mark the return of Detroit Lakes’ annual Street Faire at the Lakes (Aug. 13-14), after a one-year absence. In addition, there endless hiking, biking, swimming, boating and of course, golfing opportunities available for visitors at any time, from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on into the fall months. Detroit Lakes boasts 412 lakes within 25 miles, including two inside its city limits — Big and Little Detroit — as well as a mile-long city beach that is one of the community’s biggest summer attractions. In addition, Becker County boasts more than a half dozen golf courses, with most of them to be found within a 20-minute drive of Detroit Lakes. As previously mentioned, nearby Dunton Locks and Sucker Creek provide plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring, as do the Tamarac and Hamden Slough national wildlife refuges. Maplewood and Itasca state parks are also just a short drive or bike ride away. History buffs may want to stroll through the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Detroit Lakes (at the junction of Washington Avenue and Highway 10), which contains plaques and monuments celebrating area war veterans past and present; the Grand Army of the Republic Park located just a couple blocks north of Highway 10 on Washington Avenue, which is one of just a handful of GAR parks still in existence across the USA; and Oak Grove Cemetery, located just north of town on Highway 59, which boasts a 10 | 2021 GUIDE TO BECKER COUNTY

Detroit Lakes High School teachers and other school staff held congratulatory signs and cheered on seniors as they picked up their graduation caps and gowns, drive-thru style, during the shutdown last spring.

A nurse at the Essentia Health St. Mary’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site walks out to administer tests to patients waiting in their vehicles.

Civil War monument erected more than a century ago. And be sure to check out the Becker County Museum at 714 Summit Avenue (www.beckercountyhistory.org) — where you can view the plans for the new museum building, scheduled to begin construction this spring, then explore all of the museum’s historic artifacts and interactive exhibits on display. Richwood Winery, located just to the east of the tiny hamlet of Richwood and 17 miles north of Detroit Lakes, offers opportunities for guests to sample a variety of vintages while relaxing in the bucolic setting. The winery has live music every weekend through the sum-

mer months, and also hosts several fun events including the Summer Solstice Festival, Toast to Tamarac (a benefit for the nearby Refuge hosted by the Friends of Tamarac); and the Grape Stomp, which has become a fall tradition. Dates for these events in 2021 are still to be announced due to the pandemic; visit richwoodwinery.com or check out their Facebook page for updates. Labor Day weekend brings two popular area events, the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (Sept. 3-6), which has been bringing steam engine lovers and old-school farming enthusiasts to the tiny community of Rollag (www.rollag.com) for more than six


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decades now, and the Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Stage Race at Maplelag (maplelag.com), which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2021, after the 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19.

Fall festivals & leaf peeping

Speaking of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, the nature area typically plays host to well over 3,000 area grade school students between September and May, though most of these activities were suspended in 2020 after schools shifted to online and hybrid learning plans in the wake of the pandemic. The Refuge’s environmental education facility, the Discovery Center, officially opened to the public in July 2015, and offers both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities with a staff of experienced and well trained volunteers from the Friends organization. Tamarac also hosts annual events like the fall festival, where guests are invited to explore the confines of the Refuge by bus, by car or on foot, as well as participating in a series of organized, environmentally-themed activities for the

whole family — all free of charge. Food, memorabilia and other amenities are available for purchase at the festival site as well as in the gift shop at the environmentally friendly Visitor’s Center, which was renovated in 2014 to incorporate geothermal heating and solar power. In addition, fall brings the 25th Annual Dick Beardsley Run and Damien Fall Home Tour in Detroit Lakes, along with Lake Park’s popular Pumpkin Fest and the Hairy Man 5K in Vergas, an homage to the legendary, Bigfoot-like Hairy Man that is said to wander the Vergas trails at night. And that’s not even mentioning Leaf Days at Maplewood State Park, along with the many other opportunities for viewing the area’s beautiful fall colors in September and October. As fall gives way to winter, the Historic Holmes Theatre’s (www.dlccc. org/holmes-theatre.html) new season ramps up with its annual Holmes Art Show in November, which brings dozens of area artisans to the Holmes Ballroom during the day, while offering a variety of live music in the main theater at night.

Spend your holidays at the lakes

Come Thanksgiving weekend, Holy Rosary Church in Detroit Lakes hosts its annual Community Feast on Thanksgiving Day, which is also the opening day of Lake Park’s annual Parade of Trees at the American Legion, running through the following Sunday, Nov. 29. The day after Thanksgiving, the shopping extravaganza usually referred to as Black Friday is actually “White Friday” at Detroit Mountain, as the winter recreation facility begins another season. The following Monday, Detroit Lakes is all set to open its holiday shopping season with Santa’s Grand Parade of Lights. December brings a plethora of seasonal celebrations both public and private to the lakes area, with events like Rock & Roll Christmas at the Holmes and the New Years Eve Bash at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center among the usual holiday fare. As the local Chamber of Commerce likes to say, it’s all here, all year.

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Emergency Numbers and Important Numbers

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Detroit Lakes Business Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-5658 White Earth Business Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-983-3285 White Earth Dispatch . . . . . . . . . . . 218-983-3281 or 983-3201 Fire Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Audubon Fire Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-439-6572 Callaway Fire Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-375-4691 Detroit Lakes Fire Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-844-7665 Frazee Fire Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-334-6266 Lake Park Fire Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-238-5532 Hospital Essentia Health St . Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-5611 Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Detroit Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-4222 Audubon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-439-6100 Frazee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-334-4993 Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-238-6922 Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Non-Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-2661 Arson Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-723-2020 State Patrol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-1550 Rescue Squads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-1222 St. Paul Ramsey Burn Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-922-2876 Center for Missing Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-843-5678

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Phone Service Century Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-244-1111 Arvig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-992-7844 or 218-844-4227 Natural Gas Service Minnesota Energy Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-889-9508 Gas Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-889-4970 Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minnesotaenergyresources.com Greater Minnesota Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-931-3411 Gas Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-931-3411 Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.greatermngas.com Utilities City of Detroit Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-847-5658 Lake Region Electric Coop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-552-7658 Wild Rice Electric Coop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-244-5709 14 | 2021 GUIDE TO BECKER COUNTY

Cable/Satellite TV Arvig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-992-7844 or 218-844-4227 Century Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-244-1111 Direct TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-996-3578 Garbage Service Detroit Lakes Disposal Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-850-9944 Steve’s Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-849-1225 Waste Management . . . . . . . . 800-214-6982 or 218-847-7577 Before Digging Call: Gopher State One Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 811 or 1-800-252-1166 Motor Vehicle Registration Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-846-7308 DNR License Bureau (Call Motor Vehicle first at 846-7308, these can all be handled locally) ATV, Snowmobile, Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-285-2000 Voter Registration County Auditor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-846-7301 Road Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-542-0220 or 511


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CRISIS LINES Lakes Crisis & Resource Center .............................................................. .847-7446 A community advocacy program providing direct service to the victims of violence in Becker County, domestic violence, sexual assault and general crimes. They also offer a complete child advocacy program. Crisis Hotline (toll free, available 24 hours) ...............................877-754-9683 Kids’ Crisis Line......................................................218-850-4357 or 877-380-3621

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes.....................................................................................847-4486 Aging parent or friend needing services/assistance/respite care. Glenmore Recovery Center.............................................................1-800-584-9226 Family and individual counseling services. Essentia Health St. Mary’s...............................................................................847-5611 Family and individual counseling services. Lakeland Mental Health................................................................................... 847-1676 Family and individual counseling services. Lakes Counseling Center...............................................................................847-0696 Chemical health outpatient services.

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Lutheran Social Services................................................................................847-0629 Family and individual counseling services. Sanford Health Clinic..................................................................................... .846-2000 Family and individual counseling services. Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital............................................................847-5611 Essentia Health, Fargo - Dept. of Psychiatry............................800-437-4054 Sanford Health Fargo Clinic - Dept. of Psychiatry ..............................................................................800-437-4010 White Earth Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment..................................................................218-983-3216 ext. 6

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18 Government State

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Rep. Steve Green, Dist. 2B 2465 - 102nd Street Fosston, MN 56542 (218) 435-6401

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Sen. Kent Eken, Dist. 4 3463 170th Ave. Twin Valley, MN 56584 (218) 584-8109

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Rep. Paul Marquart, Dist. 4B 605 First St. NE Dilworth, MN 56529 (218) 233-9200 (home) (218) 498-2263 (work)

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Government County

Administrator Mike Brethorst..................................................................................................... 846-7201 Assessor Lisa Will................................................................................................................. 846-7300

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Attorney Brian McDonald................................................................................................ 847-6590 Commissioner - 1st District Larry Knutson............................................................................................. 218-573-3420 Commissioner - 2nd District Ben Grimsley...........................................................................................................847-2911 Commissioner - 3rd District John Okeson........................................................................................................ 847-6244 Commissioner - 4th District Richard Vareberg.................................................................................................847-7372 Commissioner - 5th District Barry Nelson........................................................................................................ 439-3275 Building/Grounds Maintenance Brent Bristlin........................................................................................................ 846-7240 Court Services (Probation) Brian Rubenstein............................................................................................... 846-7303 County Auditor-Treasurer Mary Hendrickson...............................................................................................846-7311 County Extension Service Linda Perrine....................................................................................................... 846-7328 County Recorder Patty Swenson.................................................................................................... 846-7304 County Transit Kevin Johnson...................................................................847-1674 or 888-847-1674 Emergency Management Craig Fontaine..................................................................................................... 846-7302 District Court Judges Gretchen Thilmony........................................................................................... 846-7305 Jay Carlson............................................................................................................ 846-7305 District Court Administrator Shelly Jeffers........................................................................................................846-5040 Economic Development Guy Fischer............................................................................................................ 846-7316 Environmental Services Steve Skoog.......................................................................................................... 846-7310 Highway Department Jim Olson............................................................................................................... 847-4463 Housing Authority (MMCDC)....................................................................... 847-5641 Human Services Denise Warren.................................................................................................... 847-5628 Human Resources & Affirmative Action Director Nancy Grabanski............................................................................................... 846-7309 Information Technology Stacie White......................................................................................................... 846-7230 Law Library Bill Wilson................................................................................. 218-846-7200, ext. 7115 Motor Vehicles Department........................................................................ 846-7308

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Government CITY OF DETROIT LAKES

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City Government Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5 pm at city office | City Offices: 218-847-5658

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24Communities County

AUDUBON

The city of Audubon is located on Highway 10 approximately 40 miles east of Fargo, ND, and 210 miles northwest of Minneapolis, MN. Situated in the southwest corner of Becker County, it developed as a result of the 1871 expansion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Established in 1872, Audubon was settled mainly by farmers of Scandinavian descent. The town was named after the great American naturalist and artist, James J. Audubon. During an early tour of the “Audubon’’ branch of the NP line, a passenger, Audubon’s niece, commented on the beauty of the lily- covered prairie and asked that if a railroad station were ever built there, that it be named after her uncle. While searching for a township name, the

Audubon name suggestion seemed to stick, and on Jan. 2, 1881, it became the official town name. Today, Audubon is home to Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School, Team Industries, Orton’s convenience store, Aurochs Veterinary Service, JCS Cabinetry & Design, Country Wood Products, FM Recreational, TBS Express, P51, TK Auto, Keller Dieseland and Audubon Upholstery. Audubon also maintains a post office, a co-op elevator, the Audubon Liquor Store, and a meat market, Audubon Meats, Inc., as well as three churches: First Lutheran, Immanuel Lutheran and Church of the Living God. Population: 519 (2010 Census) City Government Meetings: 2nd Mon. of month, 6:30 pm, City Office Mayor: Tony Gordon

Clerk-Treasurer: Stephanie Poegel, 218-439-6582 Utility Billing Clerk: Janelle Disrud Council Members: Shane Bakken, Brian Beto, Tiffaney Holm, Jessica Wiedenmeyer EDA President: Kristopher Carlson Assessor: Lowell Skoog, 218-846-7300 City Attorney: Charles Ramstad Public Works/Maintenance: Marvin Vareberg, 439-4114 Police Chief: Eric Hegna, 439-6100 Fire Chief: Chris Wiedenmeyer, 439-6582 Audubon’s volunteer fire department provides service for Audubon City and the townships of Lake Eunice, Audubon and a portion of Hamden Township. Audubon Rescue: Jacob Lorsung, President, 439-6582. Audubon Rescue serves the same area as the fire department.

CALLAWAY

Callaway is located about 12 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, approximately 45 air miles east of Fargo. It’s situated in Becker’s northwest corner, along the Soo Line Railroad’s “Glenwood route’’ — a section of track between Winnipeg and Minneapolis. The small farming communities of Richwood and Westbury lie within a 5 mile radius of Callaway. As the Soo Line pushed northward in 1903, the Callaway community developed. Callaway’s rich farmland attracted many early Scandinavian settlers who were interested in farming its fertile tracts of land. Today, agriculture remains Callaway’s main economic resource, but the city is also home to an Event Center, as well as

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both Beautiful Savior Lutheran and Assumption Catholic churches, a volunteer fire department, Lions Club, post office, municipal liquor store, Midwest Bank branch office, Native Harvest, Noah’s Insurance, On the Go Convenience Store, Cenex Harvest States elevator and Anderson Ag Services. Population: 234 (2010 Census) City Government Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, City Hall Mayor: Gretchen Stalboerger Clerk-Treasurer: Shelly Dillon, 375-4692, callaway@arvig.net Public Works: Matt Dillon Council Members: Cliff Bryngelson, Emily Annette, Julie Molacek, Kenneth Blattenbauer Police Chief: Timothy Haverkamp Fire Chief: Keith Heinlein

DETROIT LAKES

Detroit Lakes was originally home of the Sioux, until the Chippewa pushed them westward. During the mid 1800s, Detroit Lakes was a favorite resting place for travelers of the Red River Oxcart Trail, a 400 mile path from Winnipeg to St. Paul. For many years, the resting place was called “Ga-ia-wa-wan-gag’’ : a Chippewa name meaning, “Lake in which there is a crossing in a sandy place.’’ Settlers, having trouble pronouncing that name, preferred a traveling French priest’s description of the sandy place; he called it “Detroit,’’ using the French word for sand bar. The name stuck. Today, Detroit Lakes is an important agricultural area; it is also the center of a thriving “412 Lakes’’ tourism district. Besides providing a strong educational system for its residents, Detroit Lakes is home to many different church-

es, two industrial parks and a variety of retail businesses. Detroit Lakes service organizations include: American Legion (and Auxiliary), Eagles, Jaycees, Kiwanis, Lions, Masons, two Rotary clubs, and the VFW and its Auxiliary. The City of Detroit Lakes turns 150 years old in 2021, watch the www.dl150.com website for updates and event information through the year. Population: 8,569 (2010 Census) Mayor: Matt Brenk Aldermen, first ward: Dan Wenner & Ron Zeman Aldermen, second ward: Jamie Marks Erickson & Wendy Spry Aldermen, third ward: Matt Boeke & Dan Josephson Aldermen, at-large: Madalyn Sukke, Natalie Bly & Aaron Dallmann City Government Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5 pm at city office Police Chief: Steven Todd Fire Chief: Ryan Swanson City Administrator: Kelcey Klemm, 847-5658 City Clerk: Glori French Finance Officer: Heidi Tumberg City Attorney: Charles Ramstad Community Development Director: Larry Remmen Building Official: Nathan Weber Public Works: Shawn King Assessor: Lowell Skoog (residential) & Loren Tolkkinen (commercial)

FRAZEE

The city of Frazee is located at the junction of Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 87, approximately in the center of Becker County’s southernmost border; it is approximately 10 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes; 55 miles east of Fargo, and 195 miles

Miss Minnesota 2019, Kathryn Kueppers, visited Detroit Lakes shortly after winning the state title in July of that year. northwest of Minneapolis. Frazee was settled in 1868, earning it the distinction of being the first area settled in Becker County. When the Hobart Depot and Weymouth Hotel moved to Frazee in 1874, the city of Frazee developed quickly. (It was said the food at the Weymouth was so good, that the NP Line scheduled regular stops to partake in its culinary delights.) The combination of the depot, a lucrative flour mill, and a booming logging industry, Frazee was Becker County’s largest city until the logging “boom’’ fizzled out at the turn of the century. At its peak, however, Frazee’s population climbed a little over 2000 in the late 1880s. Today, Frazee is home to many businesses. Daggett Trucking, the Frazee Municipal Liquor Store, Frazee Event Center, Ketter’s Meat Market, O.K. Lumber, Frazee Family Foods and Seip Drug are just a few examples of Frazee’s thriving business district. The city is also home to a couple of churches as well as Frazee/Vergas School District 23 and a Lake Agassiz Regional Library LINK site. , and Its official website is www.frazeecity.com. Population: 1,401

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City Government Meetings: 2nd Monday of month, 6 pm, Fire Hall and Zoom online meeting platform Mayor: Ken Miosek City Administrator: Denise Anderson, 334-4991 Deputy Clerk: Nancy Kiehl Council Members: Mike Sharp, Mark Flemmer, Nicole Strand, Mark Kemper Attorney: Tom Winters Police Chief: Tyler Trieglaff Public Works: Larry Stephenson Fire Chief: Joe Nelson Volunteer fire department provides service to the city of Frazee and five townships: Burlington, Silver Leaf, 1/2 Height-of-Land (Becker), Hobart and Gorman Townships in Otter Tail County. Rescue Squad: Tyler Trieglaff, President Frazee’s Rescue Squad serves the same area as the fire department.

LAKE PARK

Center, 7 pm Mayor: John Beaudine Clerk-Treasurer: Lonnie Neuner, 238-5532 Council Members: Jon Anderson, John Thoemke, Jenna Seley, Aaron Wittrock City Attorney: Charles Ramstad Assessor: Lowell Skoog Police Chief: Brady Burnside Utilities: Todd Frank, superintendent Fire Chief: Dave Coufal Volunteer fire department serving the city of Lake Park and five townships including: Cuba, Cormorant, Lake Park, Hamden, and Riceville.

OGEMA

Ogema is located on Becker County’s northernmost boundary on Minnesota Highway 59. It’s approximately 21 miles due north of Detroit Lakes. Ogema was founded in 1906, nearly 40 years after the establishment of the surrounding White Earth Reservation; its name, however, means “Chief’’ in the Chippewa language. The town developed as the result of the Soo Line’s northward expansion. Today, Ogema is home to a

municipal liquor store and a community hall as well as several businesses, including Community Development Bank, M & W Foods, Focus on Living and Baker's Trucking &Repair Shop. The community also has a post office, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Elementary School, Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the White Earth Initiative office building. Population: 191 City Government Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month after first Monday, 6 pm at Fire Hall. Mayor: Laure Zima City Clerk: Lea Haverkamp, 218-280-5544 Council Members: Laverne Hoban, Susan Baker and Timothy Savior

OSAGE

Osage is located on Hwy. 34 approximately 31 miles east of Detroit Lakes and 8 miles west of Park Rapids. It is located in the center of Becker County’s western border, with the Smoky Hills State Forest providing its backyard. Today, Osage is governed by a town board and its school age children are bussed to the Park Rapids

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The city of Lake Park is located on Highway 10 approximately 35 miles east of Fargo and 215 miles northwest of Minneapolis. With gentle rolling hills and an elevation of 1270 ft., Lake Park is a fertile farm area producing grain,

potatoes, and livestock. Lake Park was named for a beautiful lake which used to be located on the original townsite. In the early 1870s, this lake was drained, however, to allow for the building of the NP Railroad. Although the lake was lost forever, the railroad stimulated Lake Park’s growth as settlers took advantage of its easy transportation to the region. Today, Lake Park is home to many area businesses. Besides a health clinic, community cooperative, hair salon, grocery store, laundromat, municipal liquor store, bank, city center, and public pool, the Lake Park community includes a variety of churches, including St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Park Lutheran Church and Eksjo Lutheran Church. The community also boasts three gas stations, storage units, businesses including Dollar General, Tools-NMore and a handful of insurance agencies as well as a Lake Agassiz Regional Library LINK site. It is also home to Lake Park-Audubon High School. Population: 783 (2010 Census) City Government Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at City

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School District. Osage is located within Osage Township and maintains a grocery store (Osage Country Market), community center and post office.

PONSFORD

Ponsford is located on Becker County’s eastern boarder at the intersection of County Road 129 and a small section of Minnesota Highway 225. Ponsford is a rich farming community, maintaining a post office, trading post, and hardware store. Service organizations include: Northern Lights 4-H Club, a volunteer fire department (Carsonville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department), and the Helping Hand Club — a local organization devoted to helping the area’s poor and needy. Established in 1944, the organization is still going strong, “Doing unto others, as we would have others do unto us.’’

TWO INLETS

Two Inlets is located on Becker County’s eastern border. Nestled quietly in Becker’s forest district, it is approximately 10 miles north of Osage and 12 miles northeast of Ponsford on County Road 44. The Two Inlets area was once a center of the thriving 1880s logging boom. Today, Two Inlets maintains a resort, sawmill, country store, Catholic church and town hall.

WHITE EARTH

The community of White Earth is located within the White Earth Indian Reservation. It is located approximately 22 miles north of Detroit Lakes at the intersection of County Road 23 and Minnesota Hwy. 224. The village of White Earth is governed by a community council. The council members are elected for two year terms and help facilitate community projects

through fundraising efforts. White Earth village also maintains its own post office and ambulance service.

WOLF LAKE

Wolf Lake is located about three miles north of State Highway 87, in the corner of the Smoky Hills State Forest. Detroit Lakes is 32 miles due west of the village which was settled mainly as a logging camp site. After the great forests of Minnesota had been exploited by big lumbering companies, Wolf Lake turned to farming. Today, Wolf Lake maintains many organizations including: VFW, VFW Auxiliary, Lions Club, and Wolf Pack Baseball Club as well as the Wolf Pack Snowmobile Club, Wolf Lake Shooting Club and Wolf Lake Sportsmen’s Club. Businesses include the Lakes Area Cooperative, Ray’s Repair and the Wolf Lake Municipal Liquor Store. Population: 57 (2010 Census) City Government Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month at Wolf Lake Rescue, 7 pm Mayor: Ann Unruh City Council: Vernette Gilbertson, Cassy Makela, Michelle Suhsen City Clerk: Tanya Edwards, 218538-6528 Treasurer: Amanda Aho Assessor: Lowell Skoog Liquor Store Manager: Kay Pope Fire Chief: Brock Anderson

began in 1887; M. J. Solum built a hardware and implement store on the first lot after the townsite was platted in 1896. ULEN, also located in Clay County, was named in honor of Ole Ulen, its first settler. The city of Ulen was established on part of his homestead and was incorporated as a village on Nov. 12, 1896. The post office was established in 1884. WAUBUN, a city in Mahnomen County, has an Ojibwe name, meaning “the east,” “the morning,” and “the twilight of dawn.” It is spelled waban in Baraga’s Dictionary, and wabun by Longfellow in “The Song of Hiawatha,” with definition as the east wind. The city was incorporated as a village on Dec. 18, 1907. When the Soo Line built through the county in 1903-4, the general manager, Pennington, and his chief engineer, Thomas Green, named the stations as they moved the line north; all towns on the reservation had to have Indian names. The post office for this community was established in 1905 as Bement, changing to Waubun in 1906. PERHAM, located in Otter Tail County, is named after Josiah Perham, the first President of the

Northern Pacific Railroad. The railroad arrived in Otter Tail County in 1871. A mercantile store was erected on the north side of the tracks the next year and Perham has been prospering ever since. Perham currently boasts of a state- of-the-art community fitness and recreation center; a 27-hole, championship golf course. It is also the center for surrounding agriculture and tourism. VERGAS, located in Otter Tail County, is known as the “Home of the Loon,” the Minnesota State Bird. There is a giant 20 foot replica of the State Bird erected on the shore of Long Lake, in the center of City Park, which is also home to a public beach and picnic area. There are 25 lakes within a five-mile radius of Vergas. The community’s present name comes from one of four in the “V” series used to designate Soo Line sleeping cars that traveled between Minneapolis and Winnipeg. The post office began as Candor in 1904, the railroad station was Vergas, and the townsite was Altona, all names changing to Vergas in 1903. The community has a well- known bar and grill, a café, grocery store and a supper club just outside of town.

OUTLYING COMMUNITIES

HITTERDAL, located in Clay County, was incorporated as a village on April 1, 1918, and separated from the townships on May 3, 1919. It is named for a valley and lake in southern Norway. Among the first settlers were several people named Hitterdal. The town was named for Bendt O. Hitterdal, the original town proprietor. The post office

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28 Officials Township

Elections for most townships in Becker County will be held in March. Please contact your township clerk or County Auditor’s Office for updated information. All phone numbers listed begin with the 218 area code unless otherwise specified.

ATLANTA TOWNSHIP

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP

CARSONVILLE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Becker County Chair: Michael Splonskowski Clerk: Tyra Loegering, 701-367-2164 Supervisors: Beau Jacobson, Erik Bakke Treasurer: Kathy Hamre

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 6 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Richard Billett Clerk: Jennifer Beck, 334-3002 Supervisors: John Hodgson, Aaron Boyer Treasurer: Kylene Hoard

Meets: 1st Wednesday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Harvey Harvala Clerk: Helen Drewes, 255-1227 Supervisors: Tim Clements, Michael Branstrom Treasurer: Kathy Pachel

AUDUBON TOWNSHIP

CALLAWAY TOWNSHIP

CORMORANT TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Monday, 7 p.m., Audubon Community Center Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Sean Felker Clerk: Becky Schouviller-Felker, 439-6525 Supervisors: Jerry Lunde, Peter Anderson Treasurer: Paul Gray

Meets: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Roger & Sharon Winter residence Assessor: Irene Johnson (County) Chairman: Roger Winter Clerk: Sharon Winter, 375-3704 Supervisors: Dennis Schouviller, William Gunderson Treasurer: Colleen Weigel

Meets: 2nd & Last Tuesday (April-Oct.), Last Tuesday (Nov.-March), December meeting TBA, 7 p.m., Cormorant Community Center Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Steve Sorenson Clerk: Claudia Hanson, 532-3644 Supervisors: John Buhaug, Tony

(Paul) Hubbard Treasurer: Susan Braseth

CUBA TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Monday (or 2nd Monday if 1st falls on a holiday or bad weather, 8 p.m., Township Hall (May-Oct.); or 1 p.m., Lake Park City Center (Nov.-April) Assessor: Cody Piper (County) Chairman: Gary Villiard Clerk: Wesley Torgerson, 238-6628 Supervisors: Gary Madson, Keith Faus Treasurer: Alvina Torgerson

DETROIT TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Irene Johnson (County)

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Chairman: Eugene Pavelko Clerk: Barbara Schmidt, 846-9333 Supervisors: Kevin Olson, Charles Jasken Treasurer: Charles Jost

Chairman: Aaron Skaro Clerk: Sarah Maninga, 701-446-6941 Supervisors: Matt Harju, Lowell Skoog Treasurer: Dave Keranen

EAGLE VIEW TOWNSHIP

HAMDEN TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., Elbow Lake Community Center Assessor: Lowell Skoog Chairman: Patrick Holzem Clerk: Mary Turner, 734-2339 Supervisors: Carol Sanders, Thomas Pearson Treasurer: Beverly Motschenbacher

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Clerk’s Residence Assessor: Becker County Chairman: Albin Warling Clerk: Caroline Strom, 849-5154 Supervisors: Michael Strom, Todd Andresen Treasurer: Marlene Dahlberg

ERIE TOWNSHIP

HEIGHT OF LAND TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Charles Chadbourne Clerk: Karen Stenerson-Eifealdt, 841-3593 Supervisors: JoAnn Splonskowski, Gerry Schram Treasurer: Mary Schermerhorn

EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., Township Hall (May-Oct.), or Treasurer’s Residence (Nov.-April) Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Steven Wilkowski Clerk: Rana Holmer, 841-4333 Supervisors: Todd Holmer, Scott Ulschmid Treasurer: Betty Janke

FOREST TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Tim Holzkamm Clerk: Carol Peterson, 573-2701 Supervisors: Lynn Lindow, Barb Christianson Treasurer: Donna Waliczek

GREEN VALLEY TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Perry Brown Clerk: Jackie Post, 841-3556 Supervisors: Craig Hall, Jona Jacobson Treasurer: Nancy Stenger

HOLMESVILLE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Peter Randolph Clerk: Carolyn Kohler, 847-8824 Supervisors: David Palm, Bruce Palm Treasurer: Stacey Frank

Township Hall Assessor: Irene Johnson (County) Chairman: Matthew Bjerke Clerk: John Madson, 849-5867 Supervisors: Andy Thompson, Bradley Lindstrom Treasurer: Lonna Musolf

LAKE VIEW TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Cody Piper (County) Chairman: Phil Hansen Clerk: Dana Fagerlie, 850-2143 Supervisors: William Jordan, Brian Saunders Treasurer: Joanne Stenseth

MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Monday, 7 p.m., Township Hall (March-Oct.) or Treasurer’s Residence (Nov.-Feb.) Assessor: Lowell Skoog Chairman: John Short Clerk: Julia Miller, 473-2440 Supervisors: Tyron Warren, Brain Schneck Treasurer: Eva Brakefield

OSAGE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m., Osage Community Center Assessor: Lowell Skoog Chairman: Andrew Holmer Clerk: Eileen Hache, 878-9218

Supervisors: Lyn Hartness, Nicole Schluter Treasurer: Petra Hartness

PINE POINT TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 8 p.m., Township Hall (no meeting in December) Assessor: Lowell Skoog Chairman: Daniel Yliniemi Clerk: Gertrude Maninga, 573-3825 Supervisors: Paul Tretbar, Dawn Sherk Treasurer: Hilma Tretbar

RICEVILLE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., Clerk’s Residence Assessor: Kelsey Opsahl (County) Chairman: Jerred Jirava Clerk: Kim Frederick, 515-250-7412 Supervisors: Nicholas Zurn, Wilhelm Walther Treasurer: Amy Bergren

RICHWOOD TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, Town Board Members’ Homes (call clerk for time and location) Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Ed Nordgulen Clerk: LaVonne Nordgulen, 847-6339 Supervisors: Roger Foltz, Scott McCaslin Treasurer: Lowell Jorgenson

LAKE EUNICE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Irene Johnson (County) Chairman: Jason Rosing Clerk: Heather Anderson, 287-0562 Supervisors: Wayne Jacobson, Ed Clem, Al Bergquist, Gerald Johnson Treasurer: Ann Hixson

LAKE PARK TOWNSHIP

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ROUND LAKE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Thursday, 7 p.m., Township Hall (March-Nov.) or Clerk’s Residence (Dec.-Feb.) Assessor: Lowell Skoog Chairman: Gerald Wettels Clerk: Darlene Wettels, 573-3592 Supervisors: Les Skunberg, David Christianson Treasurer: Karen Wettels

RUNEBERG TOWNSHIP

Meets: 3rd Friday, 7 p.m., Clerk’s Residence Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Mark Spadgenske Clerk: Kristine Spadgenske, 564-4249 Supervisors: Philip Ylitalo, Kelly Etzler Treasurer: Ray Skaro

SAVANNAH TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Monday, 7 p.m., Township Hall (except on holidays) Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Craig Nieman Clerk: Barbara Busch, 713-857-2258 Deputy Clerk: Amy Weiss, 699-3151 Supervisors: Vern Scholz, Winifred Thelen Treasurer: Michael Thelen

SHELL LAKE TOWNSHIP Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,

Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Larry Luckason Clerk: Melanie Pihlaja, 252-2160 Supervisors: Donnie Mastin, Melvin Longfors Treasurer: Aune Longfors

SILVER LEAF TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Erik Ehnert Clerk: Nancy Bachmann, 334-2622 Supervisors: Jeremy Mitchell, Lee Ingvalson Treasurer: Becca Fett

SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 9 a.m., Clerk’s Residence Assessor: Becker County Chairman: James Jirava Clerk: Mitchell Ballard, 841-5440 Supervisors: Vance Jirava, Robert Haverkamp Treasurer: Ryan Groth

SPRUCE GROVE TOWNSHIP Meets: 2nd Tuesday (April-Feb.), or 1st Tuesday (March only), 8 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Arlen Huwe

Clerk: Brenda Olson, 346-2989 Supervisors: Mark Skoog, Andrew Kerranen Treasurer: Mavis Huwe

SUGAR BUSH TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 5 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Wesley Hegna Chairman: Larry Michaelson Clerk: Janice Chilton, 849-0882 Supervisors: James Davidson, Dan Grandbois Treasurer: Karen Klarer

TOAD LAKE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Donald Wurst Clerk: Linda Levijoki, 847-9606 Supervisors: James Yliniemi, Peter Levijoki Treasurer: Shauna Yliniemi

TWO INLETS TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Township Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Dennis Wright Clerk: Adeline Retz, 732-3941 Supervisors: Roxann Eischens, Dave Keller Treasurer: Katherine Kueber

WALWORTH TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., Clerk’s Home (November-March) or Township Hall (April-October) Assessor: Cody Piper (County) Chairman: Randy Moore Clerk: Michael Lockhart, 596-8500 Supervisors: Robert Klemetson, Rodney Hamernik Treasurer: Shelly Dillon

WHITE EARTH TOWNSHIP

Meets: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., Russell Kent Residence Assessor: Kelsey Opsahl (County) Chairman: Russell Kent Clerk: Karen Lefebvre, 983-3128 Supervisors: Douglas Fabre, Richard Jasken Treasurer: Kelly Mindt

WOLF LAKE TOWNSHIP

Meets: 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wolf Lake Lions Hall Assessor: Lisa Marschall Chairman: Harry Aho Clerk: Lori Aho, 538-6754 Supervisors: Michael Chapman, Roger Boyce Treasurer: James Mayfield

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32 Schools

in our community

DETROIT LAKES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 22:

Administration Offices • 847-9271 • Website: dlschools.net Superintendent: Mark Jenson • Business Manager: Ryan Tangen Community Education...................................................................847-4418 Education Director: Renee Kerzman Program Coordinator: Annmarie Lacher • Secretary: Carrie Cornwell School Board: Kylie Johnson, Amy Erickson, John Steffl, April Thomas, ECFE/School Readiness Coordinator: Fran Rethwisch Jennifer Pedersen, Courtney Henderson Adult Basic Education..................................................................844-5760 Roosevelt Elementary (K-5)......................................................... 847-1106 Coordinator: Amy Fish Principal: Trisha Mariotti Adventist Christian School (K-8) ............................846-9764 Rossman Elementary (K-5)..........................................................847-9268 Principal: Sandy Daniels Principal: Jason Kuehne Faith Christian School (Pre-K-8).................................................847-7375 Detroit Lakes Middle School (6-8)............................................. 847-9228 Principal/Administrator: Anita Thorson Principal: Mike Suckert • Assistant Principal: Justin Hegg Holy Rosary School (Pre-K-8).....................................................847-5306 Detroit Lakes High School (9-12)................................................847-4491 Superintendent: Father Chuck Huck • Principal: Cathy Larson Principal: Darren Wolf • Assistant Principal: Justin Messer Laker Prep Preschool/Early Childhood........................ 844-5600/3200 Activities Director: Rob Nielsen Lead Teachers: Mary & Eric Rotter Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center (ages 15-21) 844-5687 Principal: Peter Lundin

LAKE PARK-AUDUBON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2889:

Administration Offices.................................................................. 325-0754 Superintendent: Paula Henry • Business Director: Amanda Scanson School Board: David O’Connell, Mark Johnson, Skye Bjerke, Marvin Vareberg, Becky Mitchell, Margaret Beaudine, Jason Crabtree Elementary (K-6)............................................................................ 325-0754 Principal: Craig Bahr Secondary (7-12)............................................................................ 325-0754

Principal: Art Meyer Early Childhood/Preschool......................................................... 325-0754 Coordinator: Anne Braseth Community Education.................................................................. 325-0754

FRAZEE-VERGAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 23:

Administration Offices................................................................... 334-3181 Superintendent: Terry Karger • Business Manager: Chrissy Clapsaddle School Board: Matt Bauer, Thaddeus Helmers, Kimberly Antonsen, Nathan Matejka, Daneele Shipman, Tyler Trieglaff, Mike Frank Elementary (K-6)............................................................................. 334-3181 Principal: Travis Nagel Junior/Senior High (7-12).............................................................. 334-3181 Principal (7-12): Anna Potvin • Activities Director/Assistant Principal: Nick Courneya Early Childhood Center................................................................. 334-3181 Coordinator: Karrie Schultz Community Education........................................................... 218-334-3181 Coordinator: Kitti Kivi-Lex Adult Basic Education (operated by Detroit Lakes)........................................................844-5760

WAUBUN-OGEMA-WHITE EARTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 435:

Administration Offices....................................................................473-6171 Superintendent: Lisa Weber • Business/Human Resources: Deb Lewis School Board: Christie Haverkamp, Allan Haugo, John Zima, Terry Dorman, Derek Hoban, Vikki Bevins, Nick McArthur Elementary (grades K-4, Ogema)............................................... 473-6174 Principal: Laurie Johnson • Dean of Students: Jordan Spaeth Secondary (grades 5-12, Waubun).............................................. 473-6173 Principal: Eric Martinez • Dean of Students: Tim Spaeth Community Education...................................................................473-6144 Contact: Dejah Anderson

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34 Social

Services

The Becker County Human Service (BCHS) Department is located at 712 Minnesota Ave. in Detroit Lakes. The main phone number for social services programs is 218-847-5628 or 866-454-5628 (toll free). The BCHS website address is www.co.becker.mn.us/dept/human_services. All the services below are offered under one roof, except Lakes Transit.

SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS

Services to Families and Children: Services provided to address abuse and neglect in families. Services include assessment/investigation of abuse and neglect, child protection and child welfare case management, in-home family support, foster care, adoption, and referrals to community-based services. Services are focused on the safety, well-being, and permanency of children and families. Child Care Assistance: Mahube-OTWA Community Action Partnership, Inc., provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for childcare so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school. Please call 619-693-4136 for assistance or questions. Mental Health Services: Case management services for adults and children experiencing difficulty with their emotional or mental health needs including a full range of mental health services. This may also include assisting the court to obtain involuntary commitments when necessary. Becker County Human Services coordinates mental health crisis services for adults and children. This includes the coordination of mobile crisis teams and collaboration with qualified crisis providers in the region. Waiver Case Management Services are provided to individuals with a primary disability of Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency. Community Coordination is provided to individuals who meet criteria of the jail diversion program. Chemical Dependency Services: Provide chemical dependency referrals to inpatient and outpatient facilities, case management, and assisting the Court to obtain involuntary commitment when necessary. Day Care and Foster Care Licensing: Recruits and licenses Adult and Child Foster Care homes in the county. Day care recruitment and licensing for Becker County is now provided by Sourcewell. More information can be found on the county web site under the Human Services Department. Adult Protection Services: This program provides services to vulnerable individuals including frail, elderly, and disabled individuals. These individuals may be experiencing difficulty protecting themselves and obtaining basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Reports of vulnerable adults are received, investigated and services provided as needed. Services are focused on safety and wellbeing and support independent living. Agency staff collaborates and coordinates with home health, community health, law enforcement and other agencies that serve senior and disabled individuals.

HOME & COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

MnCHOICES Assessment: A person of any age with a disability or in need of long-term services and supports may request an assessment. MnCHOICES uses a person-centered approach to help you make decisions about your long-term services and supports. It assesses your general health, your ability to take care of routine daily tasks and any help you may receive from family and friends. This assessment is free with a certified assessor and when complete, you will receive a community support plan. The community support plan provides a summary of what the assessor discovered through the assessment process and identifies next steps based on your needs. This assessment determines eligibility for many programs including PCA. Developmental Disability Services: County funded services such as

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respite care and employment support are available for qualifying individuals in addition to case management and other state and federally funded programs. All services promote self-sufficiency, independence, and community integration to people with developmental disabilities or related conditions. Eligibility for these services is determined with a MnCHOICES assessment. Long Term Care: People with disabilities or older Minnesotans who need certain levels of care may qualify for waiver or Alternative Care programs. These programs are available to people who choose to reside in the community and meet eligibility criteria. Eligibility is determined by a MnCHOICES assessment. Services for Seniors: Case management is available for qualified seniors to help them stay in their homes as long as possible and provide support if facility care is needed. Eligibility for these services is determined through a MnCHOICES assessment.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Health Insurance: Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, www.mnsure.org, has a variety of options available. Becker County Human Services will have assistance available for anyone needing help filling out the online application. Call for an appointment. Diversionary Work Program (DWP): The Diversionary Work Program is a four-month program that helps low-income Minnesota families find jobs. The goal of DWP is to help parents immediately start working and eliminate the need to receive welfare benefits. They can receive financial assistance to meet their basic needs and receive other supports such as food support, childcare, and health care assistance. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP): The Minnesota Family Investment Program is the state’s welfare program for low-income families with children. The focus of this program is to help families move toward economic stability by entering the workforce while offering resources of a cash grant, food support and childcare assistance. Parents are expected to work. Most families can get cash assistance for only 60 months in a lifetime. General Assistance (GA): The General Assistance Program is for single adults and childless couples. The GA program provides monthly cash grants for eligible persons. Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA): Minnesota Supplemental Aid is a state funded program that provides a monthly cash supplement to people who are aged, blind or disabled and who receive Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Food Support Benefits: The Food Support program is a county-administered, federal program that assists people and families with low incomes to purchase food and better meet their nutritional needs. The program is not intended to supply all of a person or family’s food needs. Instead, it is a supplement to help them achieve or maintain their independence. Emergency Assistance: Helps individuals and families with housing, heat, or other basic needs.

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

The child support program is a county-administered, federal program that assists in the establishment and enforcement of obligations for the support of children, including basic support, medical support, and childcare obligations. They will establish paternity and support obligations if


there is no order for support. If there is an order for support, they will take the necessary enforcement steps to collect the obligation due on the case for the children. They will modify the obligations as allowed by statute to assure that the obligation is according to Minnesota Guidelines. Some of the enforcement remedies include: Location of parents; income withholding from payer of funds; driver and occupational license suspension; passport denial; levy of accounts; civil and criminal contempt actions.

PUBLIC HEALTH – FAMILY BASED SERVICES

The Public Health Unit provides the following public health services for the residents of Becker County. WIC: WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children, is a nutrition education program serving income eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants to age one, and children to age 5. The program provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, health referrals, and vouchers for supplemental food. Universal Post-partum/Newborn Visit: All Becker County families with a newborn are contacted by a Public Health Nurse if they request. A home visit is offered to provide new parents with information on feeding choices, newborn cares and additional support and resources available in the community. Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services: Certified lactation nurses are available to provide support and education to new mothers who are interested. Follow Along Program: A program available to all children in Becker County under age three and their parents. A series of developmental questionnaires are mailed to parents for them to complete and return to Public Health. The questionnaires are scored, and a letter is sent, or a call is made to parents with the results. Home Visiting Programs: Evidence based ongoing home visits are offered to pregnant women, infants, and children to provide ongoing support to eligible families. Car Seat Program: Education and installation of infant and child car

seats offered to eligible residents of Becker County. Child and Teen Checkups: Children and Teens up to age 21 who are enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can receive well child checkups through their health plan with their regular doctor at their clinic. Checkups include: Complete physical exam, information about good physical health, immunizations, hearing/vision check, lab tests, dental varnish, growth/development checks, dental referrals and referrals to health care providers if needed. Public Health also provides the outreach for the Child and Teen Checkups Program. Parents are contacted reminding them to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for well child checkups. Dental Varnishing: Preventative fluoride treatment for young children. This visit does not replace regular dental care. Disease Prevention and Control: Information and resources for immunizations, prevention of communicable diseases, and tick-borne illnesses, ongoing education, outreach, and surveillance of communicable disease under the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health. Emergency Preparedness: Collaborative efforts to address potential county-wide natural or man-made disasters or disease outbreaks.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Volunteer Driver Services: The Volunteer Driver Program is now housed at Becker County Human Services and offers transportation for pre-approved recipients to medical appointments when necessary. Please contact your financial/social worker with any questions. Transit Services: Lakes Transit of Becker County provides comfortable, friendly, economical transportation for everyone, including: • Door to door service for passengers with special needs. • Electric lifts to assist wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and other mobility aids. To schedule a ride, please call 218-847-1674 or 888-847-1674 (toll free) between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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36 Churches COMMUNITY ALLIANCE CHURCH (Christian & Missionary Alliance)

408 East Elm St., Detroit Lakes Office 847-2266 FAX 218-847-3011 www.cacdl.org

HAWLEY ALLIANCE CHURCH (Christian & Missionary Alliance)

404 Peters St., Hawley, MN 483-3426 hawleyalliance.org

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH

18330 US Hwy. 59 North, DL 847-5213 • dlag@arvig.net Website: www.dlaog.com

BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH (Independent, Fundamental) 24995 Co. Rd. 6 (junction with Highway 59), Detroit Lakes 847-8914 • bereanbaptistdl.org

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

300 E. Central Ave., Detroit Lakes Phone: 847-4571 Website: dlfirstbaptist.com

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

24068 Pine Ave. PO Box 325, Osage Near Hwy. 34, 1 block North of Osage Country Market Phone: 218-573-3143 Email: gcco@arvig.net Website: facebook.com/ gracechurchosage

ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH

206 Dakota St., Callaway Phone: 375-3571 Email: assumption@ holyrosarycc.org HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH 1043 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes 847-1393 www.holyrosarycc.org Email: parish@holyrosarycc.org

MOST HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH 106 Ontario St., P.O. Box 57,

Ogema • 218-983-3261 20 mi. N. of DL on Hwy 59, 3/4 miles E. on Co. Hwy. 34 www.whiteearthcatholic community.com

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH

202 W. Maple Ave., Frazee 334-4221 shfre@loretel.net www.frazeesacredheart.org

ST. ANDREWS CATHOLIC CHURCH

1418 Main St., Hawley Phone: 218-483-4264 www.standrewshawley.org

ST. ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

1112 3rd St., Waubun 473-2101 www. whiteearthcatholic community.com

ST. ANNE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

Naytahwaush 204 Co. Rd. 4 218-935-5676 www.whiteearthcatholic community.com

ST. BENEDICT’S CATHOLIC CHURCH P.O. Box 417, 36342 Co. Hwy. 21, White Earth 983-3519 www.whiteearthcatholic community.com

CHURCH OF ST. FRANCES CABRINI

Big Elbow Lake • 1 block South of MN 113 on Becker Co. 35 218-473-2101 www.whiteearthcatholic community.com

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH

218-439-3937 www.stmaryofthelakes.cc

ST. THEODORE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

1/2 mi. N. of Ponsford & 1/2 mi. E. of Pine Point School on 129 218-983-3261 www.whiteearthcatholic community.com

CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 900 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes Phone: 847-4609 Website: www.detroitlakesucc.org

BRECK MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH

28076 Breck Road, PO Box 141 Ponsford (East of old Pine Point School) • Phone: 935-5704

ST. COLUMBA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH P.O. Box 431, White Earth 218-983-3273 www.facebook.com/ WhiteEarthStColumbas

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1400 Corbett Road, P.O. Box 868 (corner of Granger & Corbett Road), Detroit Lakes 847-5858 www.stlukesdl.org

AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN

21896 Co. Hwy. 22 (between Lakes Melissa & Eunice), Detroit Lakes 439-3249 www.augustanalakeeunice.com

BAKKE LUTHERAN CHURCH

2066 2nd St., Lake Park 218-238-6639 www.stfrancisxavier.cc

27492 County Highway 32, Detroit Lakes (6 miles north of DL on County Hwy 21) Phone/Fax: 847-7073 www.bakkelutheranchurch.com

ST. MARY OF THE LAKES CATHOLIC CHURCH

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

20996 Becker Cty. Hwy. 20, DL (On Becker Cty. Hwy. 20, 2 miles W. of Hwy. 59)

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23115 Co. Hwy. 14, Callaway 218-375-2786 www.beautifulsaviorcallaway.com

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

210 E. Maple Ave., Frazee 218-334-2866 bethlech@loretel.net www.bethlehemfrazee.org

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 233 N. Manninen Ave., P.O. Box 305, Wolf Lake (218) 538-6736

CORMORANT LUTHERAN

14314 County Hwy. 4, Lake Park Phone: 532-2694 Email: clchurch@loretel.net Web: www.cormorantlutheran.org

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

Home of Faith Christian School 24688 County Highway 6 (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 59 S.), Detroit Lakes 218-847-1040 Fax: 844-6054 www. faithlutheran detroitlakes.com

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AUDUBON (ELCA) 373 3rd St., Audubon 439-6500 firstlutheranchurch@loretel.net

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

912 Lake Ave., DL • 847-5656 www.firstlutheranchurch.com (Live webcast of Sunday services at website)

EKSJO LUTHERAN (ELCA) 5 miles W. of Lake Park on Hwy. 10 P.O. Box 327 238-5762 www.eksjolutheranchurch.org

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN 46913 State Hwy. 34, Osage Phone: 218-573-3574


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GRACE LUTHERAN

213 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes 847-4568 gracelutheran@arvig.net www.gracedetroitlakes.org

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AUDUBON 180 Swan St., Audubon Office: 218-439-6259 www.immanuelels.org

LAKE PARK LUTHERAN

2002 - 2nd St. N., PO Box 89 Lake Park , MN 56554 Office 218-238-5823 www.lakeparklutheran.com

LUND LUTHERAN CHURCH 25213 Co. Hwy. 21, Detroit Lakes 847-9662 www.lundlutheran.org

MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH

615 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes 218-847-2080 clclutheran.org

RICHWOOD LUTHERAN CHURCH

6 miles north of Detroit Lakes on U.S. Hwy 59 and 1/2 mile east on 250th St 439-6260

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH - HEIGHT OF LAND (Missouri Synod) 37425 Co. Hwy. 56, Frazee (11 miles E. of DL on Hwy. 34, then South on CR 56) Office: 218-847-5064

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN (LCMS) 410 East Scharf Avenue Vergas, MN 342-2791 stjohnsvergas.org

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN LOON LAKE (LCMS)

31385 County Hwy. 4 Vergas, MN 342-2379 stpaulsloonlake.com

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Ponsford • 2.5 miles east of Ponsford off Hwy. 225 Office: 847-2080

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN OF EVERGREEN

19747 Cty. Hwy. 6, Audubon (5 miles south of Audubon on Co. Hwy. 11 and 1/4 mile east on Co. Hwy. 6) 439-6553 • stpeters@loretel.net Website: www.st-peters.us

885 Pembina Trail (corner of Corbett & Pembina), Detroit Lakes Phone: 847-4818 Email: brenda@dlumc.org Website: www.dlumc.org

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

FRAZEE UNITED METHODIST

1401 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes • 218-847-7211 tlchurch@arvig.net www.trinitylutherandl.org

300 2nd Street SE, Frazee Phone: 218-334-6901 Email: frazeeumc@gmail.com Website: www.facebook.com/ Frazee-United-Methodist-Church

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

VERGAS UNITED METHODIST

315 East Mill St., Pelican Rapids 281-863-7630 www.pelicanrapidstrinity.com

200 W. Main St., Vergas Phone: 218-342-2203 Email: vergasunitedmethodist@ gmail.com Web: www.vergasumc.com

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 1100 Lake Ave., P.O. Box 926, Detroit Lakes Phone: 847-7630 Email: zionlcms@arvig.net Web: www.zionlutherandl.org

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH ON FRANKLIN LAKE (ELCA)

13084 Co. Hwy. 39, Frazee, MN 218-334-8124 www.facebook.com/ lcmsevergreen

24949 Franklin Lake Road Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 Phone: 218-863-4830 Email: zionpastor@loretel.net Web: www.ziononfranklinlake.org

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

DETROIT LAKES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Immanuel Lutheran Church els/ wels

180 Swan St., Audubon, MN • 218-439-6259 Website: immanuelaudubon.com | email: immanuelels.outlook.com | Pastor John E. Merseth Sr. Summer Worship: 10:00am September Through May: Sunday School & Bible Study 9:40am, Worship 10:30am (Our worship service can be seen on YouTube under Immanuel Lutheran Audubon, MN)

St. Lukes Episcopal Church

1400 Corbett Road Detroit Lakes • 847-5858 www.stlukesdl.org 9:30 AM • Sunday School 10:00 AM • HOLY EUCHARIST

204 Pelican River Rd., (off Highway 34), Detroit Lakes Phone: 218-847-3260 Web: www.facebook.com/pages/ Lds-Church-Detroit-Lakes-Mn

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Kingdom Hall, 18025 Willow Springs Rd., Detroit Lakes (1/2 mi. N. of DL on Hwy. 59) Phone: 218-847-3360

Augustana Lutheran Church 21896 Co. Rd. 22, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Parish Office (218) 238-5762 augustanalakeeunice.com Pastor Roy Noel

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 210 East Maple Ave. PO BOX 335 Frazee, MN 56544

(218) 334-2866

www.bethlehemfrazee.org

Pastor Ed Borchardt

WORSHIP SERVICES: Sundays 9am and 10:15am, Wednesdays 7:00pm Sunday School 10:15am 9:00am worship service is broadcast live Sunday mornings on The Wave 104.1 FM

Christian Fellowship Church

Interdenominational 28048 Meadow Drive • Detroit Lakes • 218-847-3482

Pastor Tim Rice • Sunday Morning Worship • 10:30 a.m. Watch online live or anytime at www.cfcdl.org, YouTube or Facebook; and on Arvig Cable TV channel 14, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church 20996 Cty. Hwy. 20 • Detroit Lakes 2 Miles West of Hwy. 59 218-439-3937 Memorial Day to Labor Day

Sat. Mass: 5pm Sun. Mass: 8:30am & 10:30am

First Baptist Church • Detroit Lakes St. Francis Xavier Church 2066 2nd Street Lake • Paek, MN 218-238-6639 Sun. Mass: 10am

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300 Central St East • 218.847.4571 DLFirstBaptistChurch.com Sunday School at 9:00am, Service at 10:00am


SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

404 Richwood Road, Detroit Lakes Phone: 218-847-8961 Email: dlchurch@tekstar.com Web: detroitlakesadventist.org

CIRCLES OF FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Intersection of State Hwy 59 & 113 (north of EZ-One Stop) P.O. Box 113, Waubun MN Phone: 473-2966 or 473-3111 Email: 1circlesucc.waubun@ arvig.net Web: www.facebook.com/ Circlesof-Faith-UnitedChurch-of-Christ

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 28048 Meadow Drive, Detroit Lakes 218-847-3482 Web: www.cfcdl.org

ECUMEN DETROIT LAKES CHAPEL 1415 Madison Ave. Phone: 218-847-4486

HARVEST CHURCH

806 Frazee Road, Frazee, MN Phone: 218-334-3101 Email: harvestfellowship@loretel.net Web: www.harvestfrazee.org

JESUS IS REAL MINISTRIES WORLD OUTREACH CENTER

18852 Co. Hwy. 21 (1.5 miles N. of Detroit Lakes) Phone: 847-8080 Web: www.jir-ministries.org

LAKE EUNICE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

12986 Cty. Hwy. 15, Detroit Lakes (10 miles S. of Audubon

408 Elm St.W. Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-847-2266 | www.cacdl.com SUNDAY SERVICES @ 8:15 & 10:45am Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am (September – May) Sign Language Interpretation at the 10:45amservice

NORTHERN LIGHTS FREEDOM & LIFE

on Cty. Hwy. 15, 1 mile North of Lake Eunice on Cty. Hwy. 15) Phone: 218-439-3255 Web: lakeeuniceefchurch.org

28372 N. Buffalo Lake Rd., Richwood Phone: 218-847-1900 Web: www.nlmo.org

LAKE REGION MENNONITE CHURCH

COWBOY CHURCH AT NORTHWEST HARVEST BARN

35502 Hwy. 34, Frazee MN (9 miles east of Detroit Lakes) Phone: 218-847-5933 Website: www.facebook.com/ lakeregionmennonitechurch

39410 Hwy. 34 E., P.O. Box 494, Detroit Lakes Phone: 218-847-4956

SHOREHAM CHAPEL

LAKES AREA VINEYARD CHURCH

24263 N. Melissa Drive, Detroit Lakes (across from Hotel Shoreham) Web: shorehamchapel.com Phone: 701-306-6634 Services held June-August only

950 Longview Drive, Detroit Lakes • 218-846-1199 www.myvineyardchurch.com

LAKES AREA WORD FELLOWSHIP

151 S. 1st Ave., Vergas MN Phone: 218-342-2620 Web: www. facebook.com/ pages/Lakes-AreaWord-Fellowship/114015691963350

STRAWBERRY LAKE CHRISTIAN RETREAT

33991 Victory Way Drive, Ogema Web: www.strawberrylake.org Phone: 218-983-3217

Grace Lutheran Church

213 Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN • 218-847-4568 Pastor Ann Newgard-Larson www.gracelutherandl.org 9:30 AM Sunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Sunday School for K-6th grade 6:30 PM Wednesday during the school year Handicapped Accessible confirmation classes (Grades 7-9) At Grace Lutheran Church, We are Committed to Our Mission:

Grace by grace, seeking to be God’s faithful people — in all we do: in worship, fellowship and learning in small groups, serving people in need, or advocating for justice. You matter to God and to us. Come grow with us!

Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church 19747 County Highway 6 Audubon, MN 56511 Office Phone: (218) 439-6553 • www.st-peters.us e-mail: office@st-peters.us Find us on Facebook: Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church The Reverend Dr. Ruth E. Hetland, Pastor

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. Worship in person and online 10:00 a.m. Christian Education

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

7:25 a.m. Faith Radio Ministry (KDLM 1340 AM) 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Administrator: Anita Thorson | (218) 847-7375 | e-mail: fcsthorson@arvig.net

24688 County Highway 6 | (218) 847-1040 | Pastor: Paul Larson www.faithlutherandetroitlakes.com | e-mail: flc@arvig.net

CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

900 Lake Avenue | Detroit Lakes | 218-847-4609 Email: dlcongo@msn.com Website: detroitlakesucc.org facebook.com/UCCDL

Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church 885 Pembina Trail • 847-4818 www.dlumc.org • email: secretary@dlumc.org

South of Quality Inn & Suites on Corbett Rd. - Corner of Pembina & Corbett Find us on Facebook - Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 218-847-7211

1401 Madison Avenue • Detroit Lakes, MN Sunday Services: 9:00 am

www.trinitylutherandl.org Pastor Jillene Gallatin

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church

Pastor Dale Robins | Youth Leaders Dan and Anita Thorson Sunday School 9am (during the school year) and 10 a.m. worship Bible Study and Prayer Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Prayer nights second and fourth Friday’s each month 7 p.m. Men’s Suppers third Friday of the month during the school year Men’s breakfast- last Saturday of each month 8:00 a.m.

12986 Cty Hwy #15 Detroit Lakes | 218-439-3255 | lakeeuniceefchurch.org Bakke Lutheran Church 27492 County Highway 32 (218) 847-7073 bakkelutheranchurch.com email: debbie@bakkelutheranchurch.com Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor Kim Schnitzer | Secretary hours 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday - Friday

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Youth Ministry Services

Assemblies of God Church.............................................................................847-5213 Bakke Lutheran Church.................................................................................. 847-7073

Christian Fellowship Church .......................................................................847-3482

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Community Alliance Church.........................................................................847-2266 Congregational Church...................................................................................847-4609 First Baptist Church .......................................................................................... 847-4571 First Lutheran Church......................................................................................847-5656 Grace Lutheran Church..................................................................................847-4568 Holy Rosary Catholic Church........................................................................847-1393 Jesus Is Real Ministries...................................................................................847-8080 Lakes Area Young Life..................................................................................... 847-3567 Lund Lutheran Church....................................................................................847-9662 Richwood Lutheran Church..........................................................................439-6260 Seventh Day Adventist Church ..................................................................847-8961 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.........................................................................847-5858

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HOSPITAL Essentia Health St. Mary’s • 218-847-5611 Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes, accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is licensed as an 87-bed acute care hospital set in a modern facility with services such as: anesthesiology, therapy services, birthing center, intensive care, cardiac care, imaging and radiology, surgical services, home health care, lab, emergency medicine in a Level III Trauma Center, an acute stroke ready hospital and more.

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CLINICS Essentia Health Clinics Visit essentiahealth.org for more information. Detroit Lakes Clinic, 1027 Washington Avenue – 218-844-2300 Highway 10 Walk-In Care, 1361 Wenner Road, Detroit Lakes – 218-846-9981 Detroit Lakes Urgent Care, 1027 Washington Ave - 218-844-2347 Frazee Clinic, 114 W. Main Street – 218-334-7255 Lake Park Clinic, 1005 First Street – 218-238-5901 Mahnomen Clinic, 117 Main Street North – 218-936-5616 Pelican Rapids Clinic, 301 North Broadway – 218-863-2000 Serving Detroit Lakes and the surrounding communities since 1984, the Essentia Health St. Mary’s clinics are here to provide the care you need, when you need it. Our physicians provide a wide range of services including family practice, surgery, urgent care, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology and podiatry.

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Catalyst Medical Center • 846-9301 or 701-365-8700 catalystmedicalcenter.com/detroit-lakes-location 1135 Washington Avenue, Suite 101, Detroit Lakes With its offices in downtown Detroit Lakes, this Fargo-based practice provides specialty services including ear, nose and throat (ENT); dermatology, audiology and cosmetics. ENT can help those with sore throats or chronic snoring, and audiology will perform custom hearingaid fittings or diagnose an earache. Dermatology will look at rashes or suspicious moles, and cosmetics includes facials, microderms and chemical peels. These are just a sampling of the extensive services available; call for more information about how we can serve your needs.

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115 Willow St. W. Suite 1 Detroit Lakes, MN Phone: 218-847-9678

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Sanford Health Clinic • 846-2000 www.sanfordhealth.org • 1245 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes This clinic has been located in Detroit Lakes since 1987. Sanford Health provides care close to home, with services including family practice, internal medicine, surgery/vascular surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, optometry, behavioral health, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, audiology, allergy/immunology, cardiology, nephrology, neurosurgery, pain management, ear/nose/throat (ENT), urology, and podiatry. The clinic also has pharmacy services, an optical shop, walk-in care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center.


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TRANSITIONAL AND LONG-TERM CARE Emmanuel Nursing Home • 847-4486 A part of the Ecumen Detroit Lakes campus, Emmanuel Nursing Home is a skilled nursing center and has been serving the community since 1964. Emmanuel offers private rooms and transitional care, which includes rehab services (in and out patient) for those recovering from illness and surgery. Its therapy center is certified by the Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitation Excellence (CORE). Specialized memory care, adult day services and respite services are also available. Call for more information.

has been entrusted to serve the lakes area community for more than 60 years. This 30-bed care facility is located along scenic Boyer Lake, which provides residents with unique therapeutic activities such as pontoon rides and fishing excursions. This is balanced by a care team committed to providing excellent nursing care and therapeutic rehabilitation programs, which includes physical, occupational and speech therapy. In short, Sunnyside’s objective is to ensure that you or your family member’s stay is as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. Life’s a little bigger in a small community. Please contact Sunnyside 218-238-5944 or visit the website at sunnysidecarecenter.com for more information.

Frazee Care Center Complex • 218-334-4501 Since 1971, Frazee Care Center Complex has served the changing healthcare and housing needs of older Minnesotans and others in the Frazee and Vergas area. Frazee Care Center's 60 bed skilled nursing community, located at 219 West Maple in Frazee, offers comprehensive long-term and short-term care options for individuals in need of 24-hour skilled nursing care or rehabilitative care after surgery or other illness. Assisted living is available at both Frazee Assisted Living and at Vergas Assisted Living in nearby Vergas. Please call or visit the website Sunnyside Care Center • 218-238-5944 Sunnyside Care Center is a healthcare and rehabilitation at frazeecarecenter.com for information on costs, funding center, owned by Becker County and managed by Ecumen, which alternatives and eligibility requirements. Oak Crossing • 847-5611 Located on the campus of Essentia Health St. Mary’s, Oak Crossing is a 94 bed care center specializing in transitional care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, with on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal physician visits and inpatient respite care. Medicare, Medical Assistance, and Veterans Administration certified. Participating provider for Medica and Blue Plus.

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Detroit Lakes, Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging, Essentia Health-St. Mary’s, United Way of Becker County and the Detroit Lakes Noon and Breakfast Rotary clubs. There is no American Cancer Society • 800-227-2345 fee for the service. Visit mahube.org/services/senior-programs The American Cancer Society provides durable medical for more information. equipment, wigs, head coverings and “Look Good, Feel Better” classes at no cost. Financial assistance packages are available for Ecumen Detroit Lakes dependants based on specific criteria. Home Care • Anita Bendickson, 218-844-9432

OTHER FACILITIES/SERVICES

American Red Cross • 218-736-3481 The American Red Cross provides emergency services such as shelter, food and clothing to victims of house fires, windstorms and other natural disasters, as well as training in swimming, first aid, CPR and other related health care. Arrowhealth Medical Supply • 847-2837 Full line of medical equipment and supplies for rent or purchase. Becker County Coordinator on Aging/Aging Disabilities Resource Center • 888-458-1385 or 218-847-1385 Loretta Gjerde, coordinator Provides assistance in accessing programs and services for older adults in Becker County. The Coordinator visits individuals in their homes, at senior nutrition and housing sites, provides information, refers, and links seniors to service providers. The County Coordinator program is sponsored by Becker County, Mahube-Otwa Community Council, Ecumen-

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“We create a home for older adults wherever they choose to live.” Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care is a service not a building, so the service comes to you! Our Home Care program includes a variety of options including Medicare Home Care, RN supervision and assessments, medication set-up and administration including diabetic services, assistance with personal care, bathing, homemaking, laundry, meal preparation and VoiceCare response line. We will customize your needs into your individual care plan. Outpatient Therapy • 218-844-7119 Physical, occupational and speech therapy provided in our Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitation Excellence. Including specialized incontinence management program. Call for information or to schedule a complimentary evaluation. Adult Day Services • Mary O'Brien, 218-844-9455 Provides a daily home away from home for older adults and those with disabilities, while providing respite for caregivers. Adult Day Services is a planned program of life enriching activities designed to promote independence, a healthy lifestyle and well-being through social and health related services. The

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socializing with others in the restaurant or at the coffee bar. They can stay engaged with each other through use of common spaces, participating in building activities, and using the fitness center. Essentia Health St. Mary’s Home Health • 847-0808 Assisted Living - Residents requiring some extra help can live Essentia Health St. Mary’s Home Health provides medical in the same apartments as the independent residents but will support so people can live in the comfort and security of their have an A La Carte Nursing care plan. They will enjoy the direct own homes. We also offer a personal emergency response care staff’s assistance while still enjoying the same socialization service. Please call for more information. and building activities as the Independent residents. Memory Care - The Memory Care Community is reserved for Golden Manor Assisted Living • 218-844-3300: residents needing 24 hour supervision in a secure area to ensure Offers three meals daily (served family style), medication their safety and their family’s peace of mind. They will receive management and administration; housekeeping and laundry a required nursing service care package adjusted to meet their services provided, along with personal support services as individual care needs. needed. Located at 1165 Garnet Blvd., Detroit Lakes. Community Living - In order to keep residents active and Memory Care Facility • 844-6028: For Alzheimer’s and dementia engaged, Pelican Landing offers several amenities to encourage patients in the lakes area. Golden Manor offers a less institutional residents to come out of their apartments and socialize with environment and many other benefits. Located at 1159 Garnet one another. There is a community coordinator who creates and Blvd., Detroit Lakes. coordinates a variety of different activities for residents to enjoy. Diamond Willow Advanced Care Assisted Living • 847-6900 Specializes in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders. With only 10 residents per building, all in private suites, each person receives individualized care in an environment that’s not like a nursing home or hospital: it’s truly a home. Located at 1558 Randolph Rd., Detroit Lakes.

Sanford Health Home Care • 847-2653 Twenty-four hour on-call services including occupational, physical and speech therapy, Lifeline medical alert services, medication management, wound care and a variety of other skilled nursing services. Visit www.sanfordhealth.org or call for more information.

Hospice of the Red River Valley • 218-847-9493 or 800-237-4629 Hospice of the Red River Valley provides hospice services throughout the lakes region. Services are provided where you need them—in the patient’s home, a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Call or visit our website at www.hrrv.org.

Sunnyside Outpatient Therapy Clinic • 238-5944 / 439-3831 Rehabilitation means reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness or injury. It means treating the whole patient — physically, emotionally and socially. At Sunnyside Care Center, we strive to advocate for the health and wellness of our community members. Therefore, we provide outpatient physical, occupational Lakes Transit of Becker County • 218-847-1674 and speech therapy in our newly-remodeled therapy gym. Whether or 888-847-1674 (toll free) recovering from an illness or injury, our outpatient rehabilitation Operated by Becker County, anyone can make use of this program focuses on helping individuals achieve personal goals comfortable, friendly, economical public transportation service, and helping them to return to their prior roles and activities of daily including the handicapped and senior citizens. Cost is $1.50 per life. If interested, please call one of the above-listed numbers for a 5-mile increment. To schedule a ride, call between the hours of 7 free consultation. a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. You can also visit the website at www.co.becker.mn.us/dept/transit. Wheelchairs Unlimited • 847-2433 or wheelchairsunlimitedmn.com Lincare • 218-847-5649 All types of mobility products including power wheelchairs, scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and a wide variety of Pelican Landing • 218-847-7777 equipment and accessories to assist patients with everyday Independent Living - Independent residents can enjoy a variety living skills. Located inside the Washington Square Mall in Detroit of floor plan options to meet their needs. Residents can enjoy Lakes; open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Area Banks

American National Bank

Bell State Bank & Trust

Located at 1325 Hwy 10 West in Detroit Lakes, American National Bank has a tradition of providing exceptional service while meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Phone: 218-847-1383; 800-821-6879 Website: www.anbmn.com

Located at 920 Lake Ave., Bell State Bank & Trust is a locally owned, full service bank featuring “America’s Best” free checking and the best banking hours in town; 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 218-844-3000 Website: www.bellbanks.com

Bremer Bank

Community Development Bank of Ogema

Located at 115 Holmes St., Bremer Bank is a full service financial organization offering state-of-the-art banking, investment, trust and insurance solutions for individuals and businesses. Phone: 218-847-9292; 800-908-BANK Website: www.bremer.com

Located at 516 Main Street in Ogema, with branch offices in Hancock as well, the full service Community Development Bank is part of the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation. Member FDIC. NeighborWorks Chartered Member. Phone: 218-983-3241 Website: www.comdevbank.com

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First Security Bank

Midwest Bank

Located at 611 Summit Ave., First Security Bank is a friendly, locally owned, independent bank specializing in meeting the needs of its customers with prompt, courteous service — always with a smile. Phone: 218-847-3041; 877-844-3041 Website: www.firstsecuritybanks.com

Midwest Bank is a locally owned, full service bank that provides banking your way. Main Office: 613 Hwy 10 East. | Phone: 218-847-4771 Branch Office: Inside Walmart Phone: 218-847-9700. Website: www.midwestbank.net

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

United Community Bank of Frazee

Located at 1405 U.S. Highway 10 West in Detroit Lakes, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is a full service, community chartered federal credit union offering personal and business banking, lending, insurance and investment services. Phone: 218-844-5540 Website: www.mmfcu.org

Located at 122 West Main in Frazee, with branch offices in Perham and Dent as well, United Community Bank is a community-focused independent bank serving the lakes area and beyond. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Phone: 218-334-5501 Website: www.ucbankmn.com

United Savings Credit Union

Wells Fargo Bank

Located at 1121 US Hwy 10 East in Detroit Lakes, with branches in West Fargo, Fargo and Dilworth. USCU is a member-owned and controlled financial cooperative. Phone: 218-844-1150 Website: www.unitedsavingscu.org

Located at 211 Holmes St . West in Detroit Lakes, Wells Fargo Bank offers the full range of financial services — loans, deposits, mortgages and investments. Take the next stage to financial success. Phone: 218-847-1361; 800-TO-WELLS Website: www.wellsfargo.com

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52Senior Citizens TOP LEFT: Ecumen Detroit Lakes resident Tillie Dybing, age 107, made headlines around the region after surviving a bout with COVID-19 and then becoming one of the first Ecumen residents to get vaccinated. ABOVE: Ecumen Detroit Lakes resident Betty Leach holds a puppy in the Courtyard last summer. Puppies were brought over one day by a resident’s family members to bring some cuddles and cheer. LEFT: Seniors in the local Engage program do a little line dancing in a group class, pre-COVID. 52 | 2021 GUIDE TO BECKER COUNTY


SENIOR DINING/ MEALS ON WHEELS

SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING Audubon:

Meals, social, educational and volunteer opportunities are available to persons who are 60 and older and their spouses at these senior dining centers, or by Meals on Wheels when closed due to pandemic restrictions (see below). Customers are asked to reserve their meals one day in advance and to make a free-will, confidential donation for the meal. Meals on Wheels, including frozen meals to the eligible homebound, are also available from centers in most of these locations (can receive up to 7 frozen meals each week).

The Senior Nutrition Program is administered at the following sites: Detroit Lakes:

Sr. Nutrition Site, Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (basement level), 801 Oak Grove Ave., 847-5823. Congregate dining and Meals on Wheels, Mon .-Fri. Detroit Lakes Apartment Complexes (Served by Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center, 847-5823. Congregate dining at Marigold, Pleasant View, Silver Birch, Park Manor, Mon. thru Fri. All apartments can receive Meals on Wheels. Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care, 218-847-4486 or 218-8447179. Congregate dining offered at Lamplighter Manor and The Madison; meals delivered to North Shore Townhomes.

Frazee:

Meals on Wheels (Served by Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center and delivered by Frazee Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program), 218-847-5823. Delivered M-W-F.

Zephyr Estates Apts.: 372 4th St., Audubon, MN 56511; 218-847-5641; below market rate. Eagle View Manor: 2851 First Street, Audubon, MN 56511, 701-746-9551; 8-Plexes w/garages for seniors.

Detroit Lakes:

11th Avenue Apartments: 209 11th Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218847-5641; 15 one, two and three-bedroom units, below market rate, managed by Midwest Minnesota Development Corp. Barbara Avenue Apartments: 215 Barbara Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-5641; 12 two-bedroom units, below market rate, managed by Midwest Minnesota Development Corp. Diamond Willow: 1558 Randolph Rd., Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, 218847-6900. An advanced care assisted living residence which offers a homelike environment where residents feel comfortable, respected and empowered. Each home offers 10 private suites with private baths, as well as a spacious sunroom, kitchen area and living room where the residents interact with themselves and staff during a variety of daily activities. A registered nurse provides case management services, under the direction of a primary care physician, who will also provide on-site rounds at the family’s request. Three meals, served daily; weekly housekeeping and laundry service; 24-hour, on-site staff availability; personal pendant emergency call service and more. Golden Manor: 1165 Garnet Blvd., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218844-3300. An assisted living residence that is available for lakes

Lake Park:

City Center; (218) 238-5336. Congregate dining and Meals on Wheels available Mon.-Fri. at noon.

Osage:

Osage Community Center; 218-573-3663. Congregate dining M-W-F and Meals on Wheels delivered on Mondays.

Programs Sponsored By The White Earth Reservation Include:

Big Elbow Lake: Community Center, rural Waubun, Monday through Friday, 734-2315 Ponsford: Community Center, 573-2210; Mon. through Fri. White Earth: Mon. through Fri., 983-3286, ext. 1236.

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area residents. This unique environment offers private bedroom and bath; three meals served daily, family style; 24 hour staff availability; personal individualized support services, peaceful setting, handicapped accessibility, a nurse call system and medication management and administration. Golden Manor also has a memory care facility that is currently the only non-nursing home Alzheimer’s/ dementia care facility in Detroit Lakes.

containing 19 rental units, managed by Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation. Madsen Properties: 1-800-728-5401. Low-income housing for senior citizens and disabled individuals. Community room, security system, some apartments designed for handicap use, walk-in closets, emergency call system.

Ecumen The Madison: 1405 Madison Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-844-9420. Part of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, The Madison offers 36 spacious one and two bedroom, pet friendly, independent living apartments with private balconies, large windows and full kitchens. At The Madison you will enjoy daily continental breakfast, daily safety checks, activities, a beauty shop, response line, a Nu Step exercise machine and a large dining room, with fireplace. Home care services are available through Ecumen-Detroit Lakes Home Care.

Silver Birch: 303 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501; 31 units.

Ecumen Lamplighter Manor: 1425 Madison Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-7768. Part of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, Lamplighter Manor offers 65 pet friendly, independent living apartments. Rental subsidies are available for qualifying seniors and disabled adults. At Lamplighter Manor you will enjoy educational and therapeutic activities, our beautiful dining room. Home Care Services are available through Ecumen-Detroit Lakes Home Care.

Park Manor Estates: 1035 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-2636; 85 units. Government subsidized housing for seniors and disabled persons. excellent location, on-site management, controlled access, community room, resident-sponsored activities.

Ecumen The Cottage: 1435 Madison Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-844-8354. Part of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, The Cottage offers 22 spacious, pet friendly, assisted living apartments. The Cottage is a luxury alternative to the nursing home and maximizes your independence in a smaller setting. We will customize your needs and provide you with all the wonderful care you deserve, 24 hours a day, plus RN supervision and assessments, activities, medication administration, diabetic monitoring, response line, assistance with personal care, bathing, homemaking, laundry and three meals each day. Essentia Health Lincoln Park Assisted Living: 208 Oak St., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-0894, www.essentiahealth.org. Located on the campus of Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes, Lincoln Park Assisted Living offers independent living with assistance as needed. Each of the 30 apartments in Assisted Living offer 24 hour home health staffing, three meals per day, scheduled transportation, housekeeping, laundry service, planned activities, basic cable, safety checks, case management services and a personalized urgency response system. Becker County Elderly Waiver Program, Group Residential Housing, and Long-Term Care insurance is accepted. Essentia Health Lincoln Park Senior Apts.: 207 Park St., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-0894, www.essentiahealth.org. Located on the campus of Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes, Lincoln Park Senior Apartments offers a variety of services including a daily noon meal, scheduled transportation, washer and dryer in each apartment, garbage disposal, dishwasher in three apartment plans, paid utilities (except personal phone), basic cable, light housekeeping, planned activities, personalized services and an urgency response system. Essentia Health Winchester on Washington: 1051 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-0894, www.essentiahealth.org. Located on the campus of Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes, Winchester Senior Apartments are close to downtown Detroit Lakes, the library and churches. Residents are provided with many amenities including daily noon meal, complimentary washer and dryer on each floor, paid utilities (except personal phone), garbage disposal, basic cable, scheduled transportation, light housekeeping, planned activities and personalized care. Graystone Annex: 101 Graystone Plaza, Detroit Lakes, 56501, 218847-3191. Graystone Annex is an affordable apartment community

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Marigold Apartments: 110 E. Union Street, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501; 24 units. Mountain View Estates: Central and Barbara, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-3412; Subsidized HRA Mahube or Human Services.

Pelican Landing: 1325 Pelican Lane, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 8477777; pelicanlandingmn.com. Detroit Lakes’ newest senior living community accommodates independent living, assisted living, and memory care support. This 75 apartment community offers a variety of floor plans. The community amenities include private restaurant, coffee bar, pub, library, fitness center, community room and hair salon. Home care services are customized through an a la carte nursing care plan. 24 hour staffing is available with an emergency response pendant for those with nursing care plans. Secure memory care with Meaningful Days programming offers a safe environment for residents with an Alzheimer’s/dementia diagnosis. Pelican River Apts.: 1260 Loring Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218847-4983; below market rate rent. Pelican River II: 1265 Loring Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-8474983; below market rate rent. Pleasant View Apts.: 1111 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-7859, 60 units; low rent public housing based on income. Union Central Senior Living: 307 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-844-4711. A community of 30 one and two bedroom apartments, with or without a patio. We promote independent living with assistance as needed. Apartments include a dishwasher, cable TV and all utilities except land-line telephone. A wide range of amenities are provided, including a beauty salon, complimentary personal response line, laundry, snacks, activities, scheduled transportation for shopping, exercise room, beautiful and spacious dining room and enclosed courtyard, with a gazebo. Union Square Townhomes: Union & Andrews Streets, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 800-810-2853. Two and three bedroom two-story townhomes with attached garages, subsidized through Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency, for low to moderate income families and seniors. Units feature 1-1/2 baths and a patio off the back entrance.

Frazee:

Frazee Assisted Living: P.O. Box 96, Frazee, MN 56544, 218-334-4501. 19 units operated by Frazee Care Center. Three meals a day, snack bar in lounge. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services, 24-hour staff, social and recreational activities. Maple Avenue Apts.: 218-846-7316. Twelve-plex family and senior living facility located next to the Frazee Care Center. Garages available. Operated by Becker County HEDA.


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TOP: Pelican Landing residents Ted and Florene Zitzow created a Christmas village in 2020 that incorporated more than 170 unique, unduplicated pieces. FAR LEFT: Santa, Mrs. Claus and their favorite elf (courtesy of the Lakes Area Parrot Heads’ Operation Teddy Bear) delivered holiday cheer to Ecumen Detroit Lakes residents on Christmas morning, visiting them through their windows and snapping a few pics. ABOVE: This photo of Sunnyside Care Center residents playing hallway Bingo went viral online last spring, after being posted to Sunnyside’s Facebook page. It reached almost 4 million people around the world. Sunnyside is a skilled nursing facility in Lake Park. 56 | 2021 GUIDE TO BECKER COUNTY


Rivercrest Apts.: Box 296, Frazee, MN 56544, 218-849-6901; 24 units (22 regular units, 2 handicapped). Subsidized by Farmers Home Administration based on 30 percent of income. Sunrise Senior Villa: 302 Third St. SW, Frazee, MN 56544, 218-334-4501.

Lake Park:

East Side Apts.: 847-5641. Family and senior living apartments. Eightplex with garages. Madsen Properties, Park Village: 1-800-728-5401. 1007 First St., Lake Park, MN 56554. Low-income housing for senior citizens and disabled individuals. Community room, security system, one apartment designed for handicap use, emergency call system. Village Square Apts.: 507 Front St., Lake Park, MN 56544, 238-5532; 8-plex senior apartments with garages.

Ulen:

Northern Lights Assisted Living: Operated by Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, MN 56585, 596-8847.

COUNTY OF BECKER Veterans Service Office 915 Lake Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 E-Mail: lauri.brooke@co.becker.mn.us

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OTHER SERVICES Fuel Assistance:

Mahube Community Council, 1125 W. River Road, P .O. Box 747, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-1385. White Earth Reservation Tribal Council, Box 418, White Earth, MN 56591, 983-3285. 001378496r1

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Home Weatherization Assistance:

Mahube Community Council, 1125 W. River Road, P .O. Box 747, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-1385. The Weatherization Assistance Program provides cost-effective energy saving measures — such as insulating, air sealing and heating system repair, modification or replacement — to the homes of eligible low-income people. Available in Hubbard, Mahnomen and Becker counties.

Landlord/Tenant Rights:

Legal Services Inc. of Northwest MN, 1015 7th Ave. N ., PO Box 838, Moorhead, MN 56561-0838, Toll Free 1-800-450-8585.

Home Rehab/Fix-up Loans:

Minnesota Finance Agency, 400 Sibley St., Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101, 1-800-710-8871. Call for information on fixup fund loans or rehab accessibility loans — programs that provide funds to make homes handicap accessible. USDA Rural Development, 809 Eighth St. SE, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-9392. Low income families in greater Minnesota may obtain low interest loans and grants for repairs and home improvements.

Public/Low Income Housing

Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Detroit Lakes: 1111 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes MN 56501, 218-847-7859.

Engage at Any Age participants from the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center went leaf peeping at Detroit Mountain in 2019.

White Earth Reservation Housing Authority: PO Box 436, White Earth, MN 56591, 218-473-4663 or 1-800-7264016.

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Otto Evenson and Ralph Krauss, who live in The Madison, an independent housing unit at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, spent as much time outside as possible this past summer, and loved tending to this flower and vegetable garden in the Courtyard.

Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services is outpatient care for adults that may include health monitoring and therapy, nutritional counseling, respite services, home safety practices and emotional support. Stimulating recreational and social activities may be offered. Ecumen Detroit Lakes Adult Day Services, 1415 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 847-4486. Heritage Living Center, 619 West Sixth St., Park Rapids, MN 56470, 732-3329. Sunnyside Care Center, 16561 Highway 10, Lake Park, MN 56554, 238-5944 or 439-3831.

Respite Services

Ecumen Detroit Lakes, 218-847-4486. Offers temporary care to people

with disabilities or illness in order that their families can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving. Respite services are offered at both Emmanuel Nursing Home and The Cottage.

Caregiver/Community Support Services

Ecumen Detroit Lakes, 218-847-4486. Ecumen Detroit Lakes support services may be paid for privately, billed to insurance, through Medicare or assistance programs for eligible individuals. Please contact us if you would like more information. The Community Caregivers-Faith in Action Volunteer Program provides assistance to elderly and disabled in Becker County through a network of volunteers, congregations, and agencies. Volunteers benefit from training and ongoing support, and enjoy an opportunity to develop and express their spirituality through engaging in meaningful service to others. The program is provided through donations to the Emmanuel Foundation, and through United Way. There is no fee for assistance.

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During this uncertain time more of us may be in or near crisis.

If you or someone you know is struggling with housing, energy bills, childcare, or food insecurity, please reach out to us. Although our offices are closed to the public, we are still here to help. We have been innovating new ways to deliver our services. ENERGY ASSISTANCE:

Applications are available for print online at www.mahube.org or pick-up at any of our 5 offices.

HEAD START: Available via classroom, homebased, and virtual models

WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH: • Housing & Rental Assistance • Family Health Clinics • Emergency Food & Shelter • Homemaking & Chore • Child Care • Weatherization • Medicare: call the Senior Linkage Line 1-800-333-3433

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The Schuett Companies and CompassionCare Working together in our housing facilities to give you the care you deserve. • Affordable senior housing - 62 and older or disabled. • Customized care package based on your needs. Everything from housekeeping to med administration. • Actively involved community gatherings. • Convenient locations to choose from. • Professionally managed by the Schuett Companies, Inc. Moorhead:

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64Organizations Area

Editor’s Note: These contacts are as up to date as possible, but may not take into account recent changes in leadership. All phone numbers have a 218 area code unless otherwise specified.

A Place to Belong

Social club for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. 101 Graystone Plaza, Suite 200, Detroit Lakes Phone: 846-9022

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

Minnesota State Office 1919 University Ave. Suite 500 St. Paul, MN 55104 1-866-554-5381 aarpmn@aarp.org

Airport Commission, Detroit Lakes/ Becker County Mark Hagen, 849-2294

Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Club 827 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes 844-9970

Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Theta Chapter

Rita Hoff, 280-3700 or ritakhoff@yahoo.com; Linda Baumiller, 847-2291 or davelinda@q.com; Karen Lenius, 346-4331 or dkkde@eot.com

Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia Support Groups Essentia Health Oak Crossing, 847-5611 Ecumen Detroit Lakes, 847-4486

American Cancer Society, Becker County Chapter Lori Bachmann, 847-4725

American Dairy Association, Becker County Kristine Spadgenske, 564-4249

American Legion Post 15, Legion Auxiliary & Sons of the American Legion Detroit Lakes Legion Club, 847-8533

Archery Club, Heart O’Lakes Bowhunters

Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes

Community Health-Becker County Energize

Baseball, American Legion and Junior Legion

Bridge, Detroit Country Club

Cormorant Sportsman’s Club

Baseball, Babe Ruth (Ages 13-15 yrs.)

Builders Association, Lake Region

Crisis & Resource Center, Lakes

Kyle Aho, 218-841-8881 or 218-334-3882

Phil Kirchner, 841-0157

Phil Kirchner, 841-0157

Baseball, Major & Minor (Little) League, Softball & T Ball Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 844-4221

Summer Softball (Age 12 yrs.-up)

Austin Richter, 536-0205

Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA)

Patrick Petermann, Director 847-5700

Meets May-Oct.; 847-2512

P.O. Box 1319, Detroit Lakes MN 56502 847-0699 builders@lakeregionbuilders.com lakeregionbuilders.com

Callaway Lions Club

John Steffl, 850-5060

Catholic Daughters, Court 1916

Laurie Lewandowski, 849-2402 lewdlmn@tekstar.com

Cemetery Association, Oak Grove

Wanda Roden 701-388-0821 beckercola@gmail.com www.beckercola.org

Steve Earley, Caretaker 847-2913 or 847-6462

Becker County Sheriff’s Reserve

Cemetery Association, Holy Rosary

BMX Bike Racing, DL 412

Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Lakes Regional Carrie Johnston, President, 847-9202

Craig Fontaine, 850-4852 Melissa Krabbe, track operator 841-7027 412BMXDL@gmail.com www.usabmx.com/tracks/1464

Boxing Association, Lakes Area Chris Holt, 841-0917

Boy Scouts of America

Troop 646-Jim Halver, 846-0140 Troop 674-Lance Akers, 701-238-9298 Northern Lights Council, 877-293-5011 Cub Scouts Pack 605-Roy Storsved, 849-0262 Cub Scouts Pack 647-Jeff Graphenteen, 439-3084 Cub Scouts Pack 654-Anessa Strehlow, 234-9847

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Dave Karsnia, 847-4147

Chorale, Lakes Area

Karen Pifher, 844-8379 or Karen.Pifher@essentiahealth.org

Greg Johnson, 439-6286

Anna Sellin, 847-7446 Crisis Line (toll free): 877-754-9683 Curling Club, Lakes Phone: 847-8186 (club office) Email: lakescurlinginfo@gmail.com Website: lakescurling.com

Damien Society Carla Hansen, 847-5370 Deer Hunters Association, Minnesota-Smokey Hills Chapter Dennis Mace, 841-0752

Detroit Country Club

Mark Holm, President 847-5790

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center Peter Jacobson, CEO, 844-4421

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc.

Jeff Staley, 218-844-SNOW www.detroitmountain.com

Barbara Schramm, director 218-443-0697 lakesareachorale@gmail.com

Development Authority, Detroit Lakes

Color Guard, Lake Region Veterans

Developmental Achievement Center (DAC), Becker County

Dave Coalwell, 847-9460

Larry Remmen, 846-7125

Community Caregiver Program, Ecumen Detroit Lakes

900 East Central St., Detroit Lakes MN 56501 218-847-8206 www.beckercountydac.org

Community Concert Band, Lakes Area

Disabled American Veterans, Lakeland Chapter 31 & Auxiliary

Pam Wellman, 218-844-7153

Gene Gaffney, 847-6174 Rick Olson, 847-4281

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Disabled American Veterans, Lakeland Auxiliary Unit 31

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Volunteers

530-0362; auxiliary.dav.org

844-0709; smdlvolunteers@ essentiahealth.org

Dive/Rescue Team, Becker County

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

Dollars For Scholars, DL Chapter

Fair Board, Becker County

218-847-2661

Mark Hagen, 849-2294, or Jessica Burhans, 844-2995

Eagles Aerie 2342 Joe Gjerde, 847-5267 gjerde99@yahoo.com

Eagles Auxiliary

Audrey Kuehl, 847-5267 audreykuehl1@gmail.com

Eastern Star, Order of

Cathy Batman, Worthy Matron, 218-346-3126 cathygbatman@yahoo.com

Dennis Jacobs, 847-2699

Keith Sonnenberg 847-5490 847-5587 (fair office)

Figure Skating, Lakes Area 234-2706 www.lakesskating.org

Firemen, Detroit Lakes Volunteer

Ryan Swanson, Chief, 850-9512 Fire Hall, 844-7665

Food Pantry, Becker County Brad Carlson, director 218-846-0142

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Volunteer Program

4-H Youth Development, Becker County

Education Foundation (EF) for Foreign Study

Frazee Community Club

Peter Fritch Gallatin, 847-4486

800-447-4273

Emmanuel Foundation Danielle Wick, 218-844-7130

Epilepsy Foundation of MN/Red River

Joni Peterson, 800-779-0777

Essentia Health Oak Crossing Family Council Walt Kozitka, president 847-0637

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation LeAnn Mouw, 847-0867

Leigh Nelson-Edwards, 846-7328 nels1425@umn.edu 800-407-2488 frazeecommunityclub.com

Friends of the Library, Becker County

218-847-2168

Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Nancy Fischer, 844-1767 www.tamaracfriends.org

Genealogical Society, Heart O’Lakes

Just for Kix Brittany Edmondson 701-412-5799

Gymnastics, Minnesota Flyers

Kidney Foundation, National Upper Midwest Chapter

Virginia Weston, 847-6483

1306 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes 218-847-3637 mnflyers@arvig.net www.mnflyersgym.org

Harness Club, Midwest MN Charlie Gross, 849-8767

Historical Society & Museum, Becker County

Becky Mitchell, Executive Director; 847-2938 beckercountyhistory.org

Hockey Association, Detroit Lakes Youth Natalie Bly, 701-799-1336 www.dlyouthhockey.com

Hospice of the Red River Valley, Lakes Area Beth Muehlberg, 847-9493 1111 Hwy. 10 E., Detroit Lakes www.hrrv.org

Humane Society of the Lakes

19665 Hwy. 59, Detroit Lakes Shelby Rasmussen, 847-0511 info@hsofthelakes.org Website: hsofthelakes.org

International Association of Administrative Professionals Sharon Robinson, 846-7736

Jodi Ahles, 701-446-6209 jodi.ahles@colliers.com

Knights of Columbus Council 3166

JoEd Knopf, 841-0589 (cell) or 847-2800 (home)

Laker Booster Club Rob Nielsen, 847-4491 dlLakerBoosters@gmail.com League of Women Voters, Detroit Lakes Area Terry Kalil, 218-341-0452 tkalil@arvig.net

Let’s Go Fishing, Detroit Lakes Area Chapter Dan Berg, President, 847-9410 Website: www.lgfws.com

Library Club, Detroit Lakes 218-847-2168

Lifeline-Essentia Health St. Mary’s Home Health 218-847-0808

Lions Club, Detroit Lakes Ruth Olson, 847-3923

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

Jaycees, Detroit Lakes

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership

Bill Henke, 847-4004 Matt Davis, 701-388-1883

Garden Club, Lake Region

Trisha Demarais, 320-212-1687 dljaycees.com

Mary Sundby, 844-4804

Kiwanis Club, Detroit Lakes

Izaac Walton League, Prairie Woods Chapter

Gamblers Anonymous

701-235-7335 or 877-702-7848

651-636-7300

Helen Voll, 218-532-7651

1125 W. River Rd., Detroit Lakes, 218-847-1385

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Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota LaChelle Semanko 612-767-9474

MANNA Food Co-op, Detroit Lakes 844-4211 mannafoodcoop.com

March of Dimes, Northland Division

Lorraine Peterson 727-1318 Covers Becker, Douglas, Grant, Ottertail & Wilken counties

Marshmallow Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

1478 Mallard St., Detroit Lakes, 847-9040 marshmallowfoundation.org

Masonic Order, Mount Tabor Lodge

517 N. Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes Les Aschnewitz, 298-0606 Masonic Hall: 218-847-8333 www.mttabor106.org

Meals on Wheels ­– Callaway and Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes Senior Nutrition Center, 847-5823

Midnite Riders Snowmobile Club, Lake Park Bill Livdahl, 701-866-1580 blivdahl@gmail.com

Multiple Sclerosis, MN North Star Chapter Patient service coordinator 200 12th Ave. S., Mpls., 55415, 1-800-582-5296 Donations can be sent to this address also

The Polar Fest Plunge, held each year during Detroit Lakes’ Polar Fest celebration, is the signature fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. In this photo, two gentlemen recreated the climactic dance scene from the film “Dirty Dancing” before hitting the freezing water. Parkinson’s Support Group-Ecumen Detroit Lakes Anita, 218-844-9432

Pelican River Watershed District

211 Holmes St. W., Suite 201 Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Website: www.prwd.org Phone: 846-0436

Propel DL (runs Polar Fest) Beth Pridday, 701-306-5438

Quilters, Lakes Area

Odd Fellows, International Order, Lakeside IOOF 105

Deb Ormseth, 847-1291

P.E.O., Chapter DQ

Phone: 847-1950 lakescountryaor@arvig.net

Kathy Rogers, 849-1950 mnoddfellows.org

Deb Johnson, 701-367-5470 or dfjohnson2@aol.com

P.E.O., Chapter FG Sue Boyle, 532-2061

Parks & Recreation Board, Becker County Guy Fischer, 846-2612

Park Board, Detroit Lakes Phone: 847-4637

Realtors, Lakes Country Association of

Red Cross

Sue Thessenga, communications manager 651-895-7542

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Mahube-Otwa Community Action 847-1385

Rotary, Breakfast Club

Peter Jacobson, 701-371-5364, or Tera Guetter, 850-1961 ­­

Rotary, Noon Club Travis Stone, 234-8546

Senior Companion Program Ecumen Detroit Lakes, 218-847-4486

Shrine Club & Color Guard, Detroit Lakes

Sportsmens Club, Frazee Area

Scott Geiselhart, 334-2671 www.frazeesportsmansclub.com

Transitional Housing, Mahube-Otwa Community Action Marcia Otte 847-1385

United Way of Becker County

Steve Larson, 841-8533

LuAnn Porter, executive director, 847-0727 or www.uwbcmn.org

Soccer Association, Detroit Lakes Youth

ULTRA (United Lake Trail Riders Association)

David Carter, 847-3333

Brian Lund, 850-9836

Softball Association, Detroit Lakes

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1676, Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 844-4221

Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 495 Joe Merseth, 844-7767 Bob Hoover, 847-6345

Sportsmens Club, Becker County

Brett Friesen, 847-2936 29333 U.S. Hwy. 10 Detroit Lakes MN 56501 218-847-7603

Jason Bristlin, 234-1876

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Detroit Lakes

Connie Coalwell, 847-9460

Young Life, Lakes Area Peter Paulson, 847-3567

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YEAR-ROUND ATTRACTIONS Antiques

SuLaine’s Antique Mall & Collectibles: 603 Hwy. 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Phone 844-6830. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (approximately); Sundays noon-5 p.m. Beautiful Junque Boutique: 918 Washington Ave. Offers a unique collection of vintage, new, repurposed and handmade products. Call 218-234-7533 or visit www.beautifuljunque.com for details. Buggy Wheel Antiques: Located 8 miles west of Detroit Lakes at 18353 Hwy. 10 East, Audubon, on the south side of the highway. Phone: 4396980 (summer) or 850-8130 (winter). Hours: Open May-Sept.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Bingo

Monday: Detroit Lakes VFW, 5:30 p.m. Phone 847-9460. Tuesday: Eagles, Detroit Lakes, 6 p.m., 847-5267. Wednesday: American Legion, Detroit Lakes, 6 p.m. 847-3759 Thursday: Detroit Lakes VFW, 5:30 p.m. Phone 847-9460. Friday: Audubon Liquor, 7 p.m. Phone 439-6611 Friday-Monday: Golden Eagle Bingo Lodge, Mahnomen (35 miles north of Detroit Lakes), 218-935-5385. Saturday: Detroit Lakes VFW, 12 p.m. Phone 847-9460. Sunday: American Legion, Lake Park, 7 p.m., 238-5577.

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Casino

Shooting Star Casino: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blackjack tables, lounge with entertainment, multiple restaurants, meeting rooms, cabaret, American Indian Museum, gift shop, RV park, luxury hotel. 35 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 59 at Mahnomen. 218-935-2701 or 800-313-7469.

Culture/Arts

The Historic Holmes Theatre, located inside the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, has a variety of shows to offer during its fall/winter and spring/summer seasons as well as engaging in various arts outreach projects in the community. Call 844-SHOW for a list of upcoming events as well as ticket and seating information. Theater memberships also available.

Health/Fitness

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center: Located at 826 Summit Ave. Facilities include aquatic/fitness, theater/cultural, childcare and senior nutrition centers, as well as a 2-story indoor kids’ playground that is one of the largest in the state. Memberships available. Call 844-4221 for more information. Anytime Fitness: 1647 Hwy. 10 West, Detroit Lakes, 844-5656. Stateof-the-art cardio and strength equipment, certified personal training, hot tub, pool, sauna, year-round tanning, showers and changing rooms, with 24-hour member only access. Dance fitness and boot camp classes offered. Dion’s Dangerzone Gym: 1210 Fortune Ave., Detroit Lakes, 841-6094. Step out of your comfort zone and experience something different: A

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mixture of cardio, boxing and strength training that will appeal to men, women and youth alike. Crossfit Detroit Lakes: 15857 Hwy. 59 South, Detroit Lakes. Experience being a part of a community of people that have health and fitness in mind. Whether you are a fitness freak or a parent who wants to keep up with the kids, the trainers at Crossfit can help you achieve your fitness goals. For more information, email the staff at info@crossfitdetroitlakes. com or visit the website at www.crossfitdetroitlakes.com. Snap Fitness: McKinley Plaza, 936 McKinley Ave., Detroit Lakes. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for members; staffed hours for nonmembers are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 3-6 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday by appointments only. Join today and get fit when it fits! Heart rate monitoring and personal training services available. For more information call 218-844-3822 or visit www. snapfitness.com/us/gyms/detroit-lakes-mn.

Library

Detroit Lakes Public Library: Open daily at 10 a.m., Mon. through Sat. Closing times: Monday-Wednesday 9 p.m.; Thursday-Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. Located at 1000 Washington Avenue. Phone: 847-2168.

Museum

Becker County Museum: Where the present meets the past. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located at the corner of Summit Avenue and Front Street (714 Summit Ave.), across the parking lot from the community center). Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Contact: Becky Mitchell, executive director, 218-847-2938. Website: beckercountyhistory.org.

Wildlife Refuges

Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: This U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office manages more than 50,000 acres of wetland and prairie habitat on Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) and easements in Becker, Clay, Mahnomen, Norman and Polk counties. These diverse prairie and wooded areas provide habitat for more than 280 bird species. Walk into the 1,372-acre Helliksen Prairie WPA in northwestern Becker County and experience the sights and sounds of a virgin tallgrass native prairie that is teeming with wetlands, wildlife and wildflowers. Hike the 1.5-mile Prairie Marsh Trail at the Headquarters WPA just north of Detroit Lakes and look for white-tailed deer, numerous migratory birds and other wildlife. Active osprey nests can be seen from the hiking trail. The trail is open during daylight hours for hiking and cross country skiing. The Wetland Management District Office is located one mile north of Detroit Lakes on North Tower Road. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 218847-4431; TTY: 800-877-8339. For more information, check out the website at www.fws.gov/refuge/detroit­_lakes_wmd or send an e-mail to DetroitLakes@fws.gov. Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge: Wetlands and native grasslands are being restored. Excellent viewing of waterfowl and birds of prey. Many interesting and unusual shore and marsh birds are nesting on the Refuge or can be seen during their migration period May-Nov. Best viewing in early morning and evening. Visitors will find new trails and an overlook on interconnected wetlands. Website: www.fws.gov/ refuge/hamdenslough. Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge: Tamarac’s environmentally friendly Visitor’s Center features an exhibit area, bookstore, theater and more. The Discovery Center, located just across the road from the Visitor’s Center, offers environmental education programs for children throughout the region, both inside the main facility and at learning stations placed along the trail looping around the site. Other public attractions at the Refuge include boat accesses, birding and hunting areas, hiking trails and a self-guiding auto tour. Tamarac is located 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes at the junction of Becker County Highways 26 & 29. Contact: Neil Powers, manager, 218-847-2641. Website: www.fws.gov/refuge/tamarac.

SUMMER ATTRACTIONS Amusement/Theme Parks

Kiddie Land of Cormorant: Locals might remember the former “Kiddie Land” in Detroit Lakes. It shut down years ago, but the owner of the Cormorant Store bought and refurbished the nine rides for this Cormorant attraction and added a mini golf course. It’s geared to kids 12 and under, and is open summer weekends through Labor Day. Phone: 218-439-6631.

Baseball

Detroit Lakes Legion Baseball: Youth baseball team. Good clean entertainment several evenings a week at Washington Park. This complex is one of the finest places to spend an evening and enjoy good family entertainment. This park also hosts the Babe Ruth teams. Call the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center at 218-844-4221 for more information.

Biking

A paved bike path is located between West Lake Drive (by the Voyageur Bowling Lanes) and Dunton Locks County Park. Maplelag Resort and the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area also offer mountain biking during the warm-weather months.

Parks/Recreation

City parks: Playgrounds, rental games, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, tennis, softball, disc golf, etc. Recreation building at Washington Park. 846-7113 or the Community Ed Office at 847-4418. Greater Sucker Creek: Owned and operated by the City of Detroit Lakes, Greater Sucker Creek is its own 2-parcel mini-watershed leading from mineral springs in Upstream Sucker Creek, along the creek in the original Sucker Creek Preserve to the mouth of the creek at the south shore of Big Detroit Lake. Accessible paths, unimproved trails, marshwalks, designated trout stream, amphitheater and interpretive signs blend for restful nature learning. Special natural features include native plant communities in wetlands, uplands and lowlands. Observant visitors may catch a glimpse of wildlife: fish, birds, amphibians, mammals, fungi and insects. Located on the southeast side of Detroit Lakes just off U.S. Highway 10, turn south on 290th Avenue, go 3/10 mile for the preserve circular parking lot to the west. Go an additional 4/10 mile for the upstream circular parking lot to the east. County parks: Dunton Locks County Park is one of the finest county parks in the area. Excellent hiking and mountain bike trails. Two covered shelters, one with kitchen facilities. Next to the DNR Fish Hatchery. Active Tram operating weekends that transports boats, personal watercraft and pontoons from Muskrat Lake to Lake Sallie. Located 2.5 miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59.

Fishing/Guide Service

Area fishing opportunities: 412 beautiful lakes within a 25 mile radius of Detroit Lakes. Also, fish off the fishing pier on West Lake Drive or the fish hatchery on Lake Sallie. Guide service is also available. Call 8471089 (Brad Laabs) for more information.

Flea Markets

Shady Hollow Flea Market: Open Memorial weekend and Sundays through mid-September, also Memorial Day, July 4, WE Fest Saturday and Labor Day. Located 5 miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. Free admission; handicap accessible parking available. Contact: Chad Stenerson, 602-809-6661. Website: shadyhollowfleamarket.com

Golf & Mini Golf Courses

Detroit Country Club: 36 holes including an executive 18 hole course. Open to the public. Five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59 between lakes Melissa and Sallie. Phone 847-5790 (Lake View Course 847-8942). Forest Hills Golf Club: 18 hole regulation length course. Clubhouse with

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pro shop. Full-service restaurant and bar overlooking the challenging 18th hole. Three miles west on Highway 10. 439-6400. Frazee Golf Course: 9 hole course. Two miles from the Highway 10 overpass through Frazee on Highway 87. Cart rentals. 334-3831. Lakeview Golf Course: 24962 Co. Hwy. 22, Detroit Lakes. 847-8942. Maple Hills Golf Course: 9 hole, par 36 course. Rental clubs and carts are also available. Four miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10. 847-9532. Rock’n Waters: Extreme mini-golf, located at Forest Hills Golf Club & Resort, three and a half miles west of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10. Phone 439-6400. Wildflower Golf Course: 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole guest executive course will challenge all levels of golfers. Located at Fair Hills Resort — 9 miles south on Highway 59 and 3 miles west on County 20. Phone 439-3357 or 532-3357.

Horseback Riding

JF Stables: Conveniently located 6 miles north of Detroit Lakes and 45 miles east of Fargo, JF Stables is a premier equestrian facility that offers a heated indoor arena, boarding, training, riding, jumping and barrel riding lessons, among other services. For more information call 218-8477006 or visit www.jfstables.com. Timberline Ranch: Trail rides seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend (or earlier, weather permitting) through Labor Day. Ride time approximately one hour. Also includes a gift shop on site (gift certificates available). Call for reservations. Phone 847-3886.

Music Festivals/Concert Series

Tuesdays in the Park: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., June through August, Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell (relocates to the DL Pavilion in bad weather). Free admission; lawn seating. Hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre. Call 218-844-7469 for more information. WE Fest: The summer country music staple returns to Detroit Lakes’ Soo Pass Ranch on Aug. 5-7, 2021.Headliners will be Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton. Visit wefest.com for a complete list of musical performers as well as ticketing options for music and camping.

Rodeos

sales and service, guided dive trips to area lakes and classes for all levels of experience. Come explore our Minnesota lakes and see what we have to offer. Located 3 miles north on Richwood Road to Little Floyd Lake Road, then east 1.7 miles. Contact: Gary Thompson, 847-4868.

Softball

Detroit Lakes hosts several softball tournaments during the summer — both men’s and women’s. Stop out and watch at one of the many beautiful softball diamonds located in the softball complex in Snappy Park.

Pickleball

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center: Four indoor courts are open year-round. All levels of players are welcome. Day passes are available for non-members. For more information call the Center at 218844-4221 or visit the DL Pickleball page on Facebook. Peoples Park: In addition to the five courts located inside the hockey arena during the summer months, six new, permanent courts were completed in fall 2018; all courts available from May through October. All level players are welcome; balls and paddles available on a limited basis. Courts are lighted. More information is available on the website: usapa.org or the DL Pickleball page on Facebook. Contact person is Lee Swanson, 218-847-3868.

Swimming

There are two public beaches, one by the City Park Pavilion and one by the American Legion Club. Public beach between the two areas, also. Indoor swimming facilities are available at the BTD Aquatics Center, located inside the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 826 Summit Ave. Call 844-4221 for more information.

Tennis

Fourteen lighted courts near the Sr. High, Middle School and the City Park in Detroit Lakes are free and open to the public. The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center Fieldhouse also offers year-round tennis facilities. Call 844-4221 for reservations.

Double S Rodeo: The 4th annual Detroit Lakes hometown rodeo, hosted by Double S Arena and Wojo’s Rodeo Performance, will take place Friday and Saturday, June 25-26. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc, bull riding, breakaway, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and mini bronc riding. There will also be a food court and multiple vendors selling everything from tack and heavy equipment to art and clothing items. Double S Arena is located just five miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. For more information, call 218-234-7491, e-mail jessicametry@gmail.com, or visit www.doublesarena.com.

Tubing

Scuba Diving

J&K Marina: On the City Beach. Rent paddle boats, pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks and canoes. Boat rides for those who wish to relax and enjoy the scenery. Open daily from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. through summer. Boat

Tri-State Diving: Scuba diving is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. Complete line of rental gear, 5,000 psi air station, equipment

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Charlie’s Ottertail Tubing: Seven miles east of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 34, free shuttle and parking with tube rental, picnicking and tailgating available. Open daily through summer. Phone: 847-3258. K & K River Tubing: Tube down the Ottertail River with friends and flow with the current as you wind along the river’s path. Tube rentals available. Located 7 miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 34. Phone: 841-1904 or 846-3440.

Water Recreation


slips available. Located at 121 West Lake Drive. 847-7291 summer or 847-0324 all year. Long Bridge Bar, Grill & Marina: On Big Detroit at Long Bridge. Slips available; staff can assist with docking. 218-847-1949 or www.longbridgedl.com.

Zoo

Trowbridge Creek Zoo: This family-run operation in rural Vergas boasts a large variety of rare and exotic animals in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Open seven days a week (weather permitting), Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 218731-8711 or visit www.trowbridgecreekzoo.com.

WINTER ATTRACTIONS Curling

Lakes Curling Club: Located 1/2 mile north on Highway 59. Curling activities for all ages and skill levels. Contact: 847-8186 or www. lakescurling.com.

Ice Fishing

Fish houses/fishing derbies: Thanksgiving is the traditional week for putting out the fish houses. Fishing derbies are also a favorite in the area (contact the Chamber of Commerce for a current listing of dates and locations).

Ice Skating

Available indoors at Kent Freeman Sports Arena and indoor satellite arena, 1310 Rossman Ave. Phone: 846-7105. Or outdoors in the winter, at Peoples Park Rink in Peoples Park, near the arena. Heated warming house with bathroom facilities.

Cross Country Skiing

Forty-two miles of groomed trails are available for cross-country skiing around Detroit Lakes. Trails are groomed regularly. Maps available at the Detroit Lakes Chamber office, 700 Summit Ave. Phone: 218-847-9202 or 800-542-3992 (toll free). In addition, the 660acre Maplelag Resort, located in rural Callaway, boasts great cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails as well as an event center, gift shop, dining hall and comfortable cabins for sleeping and relaxing. Info: Call 218-375-4466 or 800-654-7711 (toll free), or visit www. maplelag.com.

Downhill Skiing

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers 17 downhill skiing runs as well as a terrain park, beginner hill, skiing and snowboarding lessons, a ski lodge with rental shop, bar/restaurant and souvenir shop, and even a volunteer Ski Patrol to watch over visitors and provide aid as necessary. Info: 218-844-SNOW or www.detroitmountain.com.

Snowmobiling

More than 200 groomed miles of trails are maintained in Becker County. Maps are available for these state approved trails at the Detroit Lakes Chamber office, 700 Summit Ave., 847-9202 or 800-5423992. Many area snowmobile clubs offer group snowmobile rides and fun run events; the Midnite Riders’ annual Old Timers Classic Run has been bringing in hundreds of visitors to Lake Park every February since the 1980s.

Snowmobile Racing

The Detroit Lakes area is home to some of the region’s best snowmobile racing. Call the Chamber office or visit visitdetroitlakes.com/events for a complete listing of dates, times and locations.

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72 Index ABC Seamless ........................................................................................................ 26 Ace Electric ................................................................................................................ 11 Anytime Towing & Repair .................................................................................. 53 Apex Engineering Group .................................................................................... 35 Art Anderson’s Septic Tank Pumping ........................................................... 33 Arvig ........................................................................................................................... 58 Augustana Lutheran Church ............................................................................ 38 Bakke Lutheran Church ...................................................................................... 39 Be Free Cleaning ................................................................................................... 48 Beach King Docks & LIfts .................................................................................. 80 Becker County Environmental ............................................................................5 Becker County Transit ......................................................................................... 60 Becker County Veterans Service Office ........................................................57 Bergen’s Greenhouse .......................................................................................... 44 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ............................................................................ 38 Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill ..............................................................................78 Boit Excavating ...................................................................................................... 22 Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes ..................................................................9 Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store & More ...........................................................2 Bremer Bank ............................................................................................................ 53 Brushmarks Signs .................................................................................................. 51 BTD Manufacturing .............................................................................................. 32 Budget Blinds .......................................................................................................... 33 Builders FirstSource ............................................................................................. 65 Central Market ......................................................................................................... 61 Chaney’s 2 .................................................................................................................37 Christian Fellowship Church ............................................................................ 38 City of Detroit Lakes - Public Utilities .......................................................... 24 City of Detroit Lakes ............................................................................................. 71 Community Alliance Church ............................................................................. 39 Congregational United Church of Christ ..................................................... 39 D&D Appliance Inc. .............................................................................................. 12 Dan’s Service Center ........................................................................................... 48 Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital ......................................................................... 29 Detroit Lakes Disposal Service ........................................................................47 Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce ....................................... 30 Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church ...................................................... 39 Detroit Mountain Recreation Area ................................................................. 55 Divine House, Inc. ................................................................................................. 44 Ecumen Detroit Lakes ..........................................................................................57 Esser Plumbing and Heating .............................................................................47 Faith Lutheran Church ........................................................................................ 39 Finest Auto Body ................................................................................................... 46 First Baptist Church ............................................................................................. 38 First Lutheran Church ......................................................................................... 38 Foltz Buildings ........................................................................................................ 28 Gemstone Masonry Operating Company, Inc. .......................................... 58 Godfather’s Pizza ...................................................................................................74 Grace Lutheran Church ...................................................................................... 39 Green’s Modern Plumbing & Heating, Inc. ..................................................70 Hospice of the Red River Valley ...................................................................... 25 Hough Inc. ................................................................................................................ 60 Immanuel Lutheran Church .............................................................................. 38 Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Services .......................................................... 22 Janke Sew & Vacuum Service ...........................................................................27 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center ........................................................................... 46 Kinetico Water ......................................................................................................... 17

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Lake Agassiz Regional Library ........................................................................ 25 Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church .......................................................... 39 Lake Park Insurance Agency, Inc..................................................................... 22 Lakeland Mental Health Services ................................................................... 68 Lakeland True Value ............................................................................................. 43 Laker Prep Preschool .......................................................................................... 16 Lakes Area Dirt Works .........................................................................................70 Lakes Municipal Liquor ........................................................................................3 Laney’s at the Lake ............................................................................................... 45 Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota .......................................................... 58 M&W Service .......................................................................................................... 22 Mahube-OTWA Community Action Partnership ...................................... 62 Meadowland Surveying ...................................................................................... 45 Meadows on Lind .................................................................................................. 43 Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union ............................................................ 62 Midwest Bank .......................................................................................................... 51 MinnKota Recycling ............................................................................................. 22 Morrison Eye Care ................................................................................................ 35 Nodsle Construction ............................................................................................ 22 Okeson Offtrail Sales ........................................................................................... 62 Olander Bus Service ...................................................................................... 40-41 One Electric LLC .................................................................................................... 22 Pelican Landing ..................................................................................................... 49 Pelican River Watershed ..................................................................................... 19 Pemberton Law ...................................................................................................... 29 Posch Family Dentistry ........................................................................................ 61 Price’s Fine Jewelry ............................................................................................... 61 Principle Mortgage Group Inc. .......................................................................... 7 RDO Equipment Co. ............................................................................................. 66 Rural Minnesota CEP ........................................................................................... 28 Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church ......................................................................... 39 Sanford Health ....................................................................................................... 23 Sapphire .....................................................................................................................75 Seamless Gutter Systems .................................................................................. 22 Seven Sisters Spirits ............................................................................................ 42 Solutions, Inc. .......................................................................................................... 18 Specialty Concrete ................................................................................................ 31 Spitfire Bar & Grill ..................................................................................................76 St. Lukes Episcopal Church .............................................................................. 38 St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church ......................................................... 38 State Bank of Lake Park ..................................................................................... 22 State Farm Insurance ..........................................................................................79 Stelter Inc. ................................................................................................................ 20 Steve’s Sanitation ................................................................................................... 16 Sunlite Bar and Grill ..............................................................................................77 Swanson’s Repair ................................................................................................... 15 The Center ................................................................................................................. 21 The Hideaway ......................................................................................................... 66 The Real Estate Company ................................................................................... 13 The Schuett Companies and Compassion Care ....................................... 63 The UPS Store .........................................................................................................27 Trinity Lutheran Church ...................................................................................... 39 Trowbridge Creek Zoo, LLC .............................................................................. 20 United Savings Credit Union ............................................................................. 51 Western Minnesota Steam Threshers ........................................................... 68 Zion Lutheran Detroit Lakes ............................................................................. 39


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