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Detroit Lakes • Volume 2 • Issue 1 • May 2011

HISTORICAL EVENT Museum Day

Birds of a Feather

Street Faire

AT THE LAKES

PARKFEST

Community Picnic

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4. Memorial Day Pippi Mayfield, magazine editor

People celebrate Memorial Day in various ways, but how and where did it originate?

Viola Anderson, circulation manager

6. Calendar of events

Dennis Winskowski, publisher

Mary Brenk, advertising manager 511 Washington Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218.847.3151 www.dl-online.com

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Find out where and when all the area upcoming events are happening.

8. Museum Day

The Becker County Museum is taking part in the international event, showing people area history.

10. Festival of Birds

The four-day festival has added new events and fieldtrips this year.

12. Parkfest/Mosaic Mania

As a way to thank you to the community, the annual Parkfest event includes a meal, Mosaic Mania and booths of information.

14. Fishing opener

Reel is the first big one of the season.

16. Street faire

There will be plenty of funky art to be bought, music to hear and dance to, and food to be consumed.

18. Tamarac Refuge

Become one with nature at the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and all of its activities it hosts.

20. DLCCC

The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center is hosting lots of summer performances. Not to mention there’s

plenty of exercise equipment to stay n shape this summer.

22. Farmers Market

Fresh produce abounds. This year the Farmers Market has been moved to Peoples Park to avoid construction clutter.

24. Flea markets

Outdoor Shady Hollow Flea Market and indoor SuLaine’s Flea Market are ready to help anyone find a treasure.

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Histories History

The start of Memorial Day

Once called Decoration Day, the holiday became official in 1971

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ccording to the History channel’s website, Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day, and originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of summer. Decoration Day was celebrated as a time set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers. On May 5, 1868, Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that: “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.” During the first celebration of Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. Following his speech, 5,000 participants helped decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery. This 1868 celebration was inspired by local observances of the day in several towns throughout America that had taken place in the three years since the Civil 4 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

War. Several cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, including Columbus, Miss.; Macon, Ga.; Richmond, Va.; Boalsburg, Pa.; and Carbondale, Ill. In 1966, the federal government, under the direction of President Lyndon Johnson, declared Waterloo, N.Y., the official birthplace of Memorial Day. They chose Waterloo, which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866, because the town had made Memorial Day an annual, community-wide event during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags. In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May. (Veterans Day is to honor all veterans, living and dead.) Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony each year in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. It is customary for the president or vice-president to give a speech honoring the contributions of the dead and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. About 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually.

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Each Memorial Day, Oak Grove Cemetery is host to the Avenue of Flags. They will be on display May 27 after 4 p.m. until May 31. Any family wishing to donate their deceased relative’s flag can bring it to the Veteran’s Service Office in the Becker County Courthouse before May 15. It will be included in the Memorial Day presentation. In the interest of safety, the Avenue of Flags organizers ask that no visitation of the cemetery or vehicle traffic be done during the hours of 1 to 4 p.m. on the days the flags are raised and lowered. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS


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Calendar May 14 • Walleye Fishing Opener • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Murder at The Prom, 6 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 218.847.6997, www.TheLodgeonLakeDetroit.com • American Heart Walk, 9 a.m.noon in the DL Middle School Contact: Lori Dirckx 218.841.5168 May 15 • “On Broadway” by Summit Dance School, 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre Contact: Maricela Radke, 218.847.8406 • International Museum Day, 12-4 p.m. at the Becker County Museum Contact: 218.847.2938 May 19 • Mosaic Mania! display at Parkfest 2011 in the Detroit Lakes Pavillion Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 • Parkfest 2011, 4-7 p.m. at the Pavilion and DL City Park Contact: Carrie Johnston at carrie@visitdetroitlakes.com or 218.847.9202 May 19-22 • 14th Annual Festival of Birds Headquarters: M State College, Detroit Lakes Contact: Detroit Lakes Chamber, 218.847.9202; May 20-21 • Real Country Classic Fishing Tournament on Ottertail Lake Contact: 218.847.5624 May 21 • Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary Sarah Susanka speaks in the Historic Holmes Theatre. Contact: Lake Agassiz Regional Library, 218.847.2168 May 27-30 • Avenue of Flags/Memorial Walk in Oak Grove Cemetery, DL May 28 • Bass Fishing Opener May 28-30 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, Highway 59 South Contact: Ardis Hanson, 218.847.9488 • Memorial Weekend Trapshoot at Becker County Sportsman’s Club Contact: 218.844.2272 May 29 • Live at the Lodge, 7-10 p.m. at 6 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com June 2 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes • Author/Photographer Doug Ohman, 7 p.m., discusses “Libraries in Minnesota” in the DL Library. Contact: Becker County Historical Society, 218.847.2938

• Hawley Rodeo Contact: Janet at 701.674.3214, www.npra.com/pages/scheduleinfo/Hawley June 10-12 • White Earth Pow Wow Contact: Gary at 218.983.3285x1206 June 11 • Tamarac Refuge History Tour Contact: 218.847.2641, www.tws. gov/midwest/tamarac

June 2-30 • Wildlife Excursions, every Thursday at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws. gov/midwest/tamarac

June 16 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

June 3-4 • 11th Annual Street Faire at the Lakes in Downtown Detroit Lakes Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 218.847.9202

June 17 • Father’s Day Weekend Beer Tasting & Shrimp Boil at The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Reservations required Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

June 4 • Muskie Fishing Opener • MN State Fire Dept. Convention and Parade in Detroit Lakes

• Patsy Cline Show in the Historic Holmes Theatre Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469, www.dlccc.org

• City Wide Rummage Sale & Crazy Daze in Frazee Contact: Frazee Forum 218.334.3566

• Big Bash Boys/Girls Club Fundraiser at the DL Pavilion Contact: Boys and Girls Club, 218.847.5700

June 4-26 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www.tristatediving.com

June 18 • Auction for “Compassion House” at 10 a.m. at The Refuge. Proceeds of the auction will go for the new homeless shelter Contact: The Refuge, 218.847.1982

June 5-26 • Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949

June 18-19 • Quake the Lake powerboat races on Detroit Lake Contact: Ross, 701.739.1947

June 5-30 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday, located on Highway 59 South

June 18-25 • Turtle Fest in Perham Contact: Perham Chamber, 1.800.634.6112, www.perham.com

June 7-28 • Lakes Area Farmers Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the DL City Park

June 23 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

• Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. at the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 June 9 • Art for the Ages, 1:30-6 p.m. in Emmanuel Community Contact: 218.847.4486

• TeacHaiti Annual Meeting & Fundraiser 6-7:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Community, Forest Conference Center Contact: Vicki Marthaler, 218.849.5683, info@teachaiti.org, www.teachaiti.org

June 10-11 • AACA Central National Spring Meet with 150 antique autos in Detroit Lakes Contact: Orlo Gilbert, 218.847.1415

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218.850.4883 June 24-26 • All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare in the Park in DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, www.dlccc.org June 25 • Tractor and Pick-Up Pull, 5 p.m. at the Becker County Fairgrounds Contact: Gene Brend, 218.847.6882, www. rrvpa.com

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac July 8-17 • 76th Annual Northwest Water Carnival Contact: Aaron Lauinger, 218.234.9905, www.dlwatercarnival.com July 9-10 • Phelps Mill Art Festival Contact: Teresa Brause, 218.739.5377

• Hawgs 4 Dawgs Motorcycle Run, 10:30 a.m., benefit for Humane Society of the Lakes, with registration at Zorbaz Contact: 218.234.9327 or 218.849.3647, www. hsofthelakes.org

July 14 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

June 30 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

July 15 • Party in the Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Contact: Oak Crossing, 218.847.5611

June 30-July 3 • All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare in the Park in DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, www.dlccc.org July 2-4 • Shady Hollow Flea Market • High Plains Festival at the Soo Pass Ranch Website: http://www.highplainsfest.com

July 16 • Water Carnival Antique Car Show in the DL City Park Contact: Orlo Gilbert, 218.847.1415 • Wildlife Watching Tour at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac

• Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 August 3 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes August 4-6 • WE Fest at Soo Pass Ranch Contact: FACE Inc. 218.847.1681, www. wefest.com August 4-25 • Wildlife Excursions, every Thursday at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac August 6-27 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www.tri-statediving.com August 7-28 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday • Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949

July 17 • Parade of the Northwest down Washington Avenue, DL Contact: Aaron Lauinger, 218.234.9905, dlwatercarnival.com

August 7-28 • Nature Movies, every Sunday at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Theater Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac

July 21 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

August 8-14 • Pine to Palm Golf Tournament at the Detroit Country Club Contact: Detroit Country Club, 218-8478942

• Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949

July 21-24 • East Otter Tail County Fair at the Perham Fairgrounds Contact: Diane, 218.346.2054.

• Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. (except July 12) in the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469

July 27-30 • Becker County Fair Contact: Bob Sonnenberg

August 11 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

• Nature Movies, every Sunday in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge Theater Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac

July 28 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com

July 2-31 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www.tri-statediving.com July 3-31 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday

July 4 • Firework Display at the DL city beach at dusk Contact: Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce July 5-26 • Lakes Area Farmers Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in DL City Park July 6 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes July 7 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com July 7-28 • Wildlife Excursions, every Sunday at DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

July 29-31 • 57th Annual Frazee Turkey Days Contact: Dave Jopp, 218.334.4009, turkeydays@hotmail.com July 30 • Shady Hollow Flea Market Contact: Ardis Hanson, 218.847.9488 July 31 • Arts & Crafts in the Park in DL City Park Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 218.847.9202, www.visitdetroitlakes.com August 2 • Crazy Day, downtown Detroit Lakes

August 12 • Twilight Hike at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac August 12-14 • Looney Daze in Vergas Contact: Melissa Bunkowski, 218.234.1175, www.govergas.com August 12-14 • Pine Point Pow Wow Contact: Mike Swan, 218.573.2154 August 18 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com August 20 • Young Life Triathlon at DL City Park Contact: LuAnn Milner, 218.532.2662, www.zapevent.com

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International Museum Day

Becker County Museum to host woodcarving, Indian weaving, more

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he Becker County Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4 p.m. “International Museum Day is a celebration of museums around the world,” said Amy Degerstrom, the executive director of the Becker County Museum. “It was an event that started in Great Britain, spread through Europe, and is slowly making its way to America.” Interestingly, Museum Day was created to emphasize and recognize local, smaller-scale museums, as opposed to the much larger ones. “Not like the Smithsonian, but like the Becker County Museum,” Degerstrom said. The event at the Becker County Museum will feature a wide array of fun for every age, from young children to people who may recognize the museum’s artifacts from their own childhood. “It is going to be a day of demonstrations and food and music and horse and buggie rides,” Degerstrom said, “with a focus on crafts of the past that are being lost now.” These include things like Indian weaving, woodcarving and rose-maling, which is a form of Norwegian folk painting. Best of all, there is no cost of admission to Becker County’s Museum Day – only a free will donation. “Anyone can come and give what they can,” Degerstrom said. “All the money will go to benefit the programs and exhibits that we do here at the museum.” More than a fund-raiser, though, Museum Day is a celebration of Becker County’s rich history and the people who played a vital role in making the region everything it is today. “ I think it’s important to celebrate it, because the history of any community is the history of people that live there,” Degerstrom said. “People will be participating in the history by participating in that day.” Besides International Museum Day, there will be a host of other activities at the Becker County Museum this early summer season. On May 15 —  the same day as Museum Day — the Museum will celebrate the sesquicentennial (150 year anniversary) of the Civil War. Featured at this event will be a Fargo-Moorhead area civil war re-enactor group, who will “be here in costume and do some drills and talk to folks about this area’s participation in the civil war,” according to Degerstrom. “We had 364 veterans from Becker County in the Civil War,” Degerstrom added. “We’re working on putting 8 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

together a book about them now.” On May 10, the Museum will host a community education class which will feature information and tips for preserving family heirlooms. The class — which is funded through Frazee Community Education — will take place at Frazee High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is available. Finally, on June 2, the Museum will host Doug Ohman, who has written a new book called Libraries in Minnesota. He will be available to sign and discuss his book from 7 to approximately 10 p.m. Appropriately, the event will take place in the Detroit Lakes Library. For more information about any of the Becker County Museum’s numerous upcoming events, call the Museum at (218) 847-2938. — Nathan Kitzmann

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Festival of Birds

Annual event adds new field trip locations to the agenda this year

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hether you’re a diehard birder or just getting started, the 14th annual Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes has something for everyone. Slated for May 19-22, the event draws participants from all over the United States and Canada. In fact, the first registrant for this year is from New Mexico. So far eight states and Canada will be represented, but Tourism Director Cleone Stewart said in the past they’ve had 28 states represented at one birding festival. Fieldtrips are categorized according to what types of birds will be seen — shorebirds, prairie and woods, and that is what makes the Detroit Lakes and surrounding area an excellent one for birding, Stewart said. With the convergent of three major biomes — coniferous forest, deciduous forest and tallgrass prairie — the variety of birds being seen is vast. People from all over the United States and Canada will converge in May for the birding festival, just waiting to see what Becker County residents so often don’t realize is in their own backyard. “Residents take our resources for granted,” Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Kelly Blackledge said. They too can join the Festival of Birds trips, workshops and outings to either remember or be informed for the first time what this area has to offer. There will be multiple trips to see various types of birds, several guest speakers to entertain and informational booths to educate. 10 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

Thursday, May 19 “Thursday is a good option for people to attend, espe-

cially if they’re not heavy into birding and just want to see what it’s about,” Stewart said. With Minnesota State Community and Technical College serving as headquarters for the event, Thursday begins with registration from noon to 5 p.m., and offers the workshops Beginning Birding in the Field and The Social Network of Birding. That afternoon is something new this year, a wine tasting at Richwood Winery. “Do some sampling, buy it and bring it along,” Stewart said of the next event of the evening, dinner at Maplelag Resort. Speaking during the pan-fried walleye dinner at Maplelag is Al Batt, with Bird Stories from the Batt Cave. A native of Hartland, Minn., Batt has spoken at the Festival of Birds in the past. “He is very funny. He talks about life in the country, not just birds,” Stewart said. “You don’t need to be a birder to enjoy him. It’s for someone who just wants to have fun.” “He sheds a fun light on birding,” Blackledge added.

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There is a trip to Fargo and one to Felton Prairie. Both leave at 5:30 in the morning, and both are new trip locations. “If you want to see the birds, that’s when they’ll be out there,” Stewart said of the early hours. Back at the Student Life Center in M State, that afternoon will consist of a free Understanding Optics sesDETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPER1


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At Tamarac, look for American woodcock, rosebreasted grosbeak 25 species of warblers, trumpeter swans and more. New this year is also a trip to Smoky Hills Forest. Located along the Lake Country Scenic Byway, the forest has many varieties of birds to offer. At M State, there will be several free events, including Birders’ Bazaar, Ducks on a Stick challenge and a silent auction. There will also be mini-workshops on the chimney swift and sandhill cranes. Saturday night will feature Drew Wheelan, speaking on the perils of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. “It will help people understand where the birds are going and how their nesting grounds effects them,” Blackledge said. “He’ll have pictures and video of what it was actually like for the wildlife, birds, habitat” after the oil spill, Stewart added.

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Parkfest, Mosaic Mania

Time for the community to come together again for a meal, thanks

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n Thursday, May 19, Detroit Lakes will celebrate Parkfest at the Pavilion from 4 to 7 p.m. Amy Stearns — the organizer of the event — described it aptly: “it’s a fun, community-wide celebration of spring.” Parkfest began when Detroit Lakes was named Minnesota’s “Capitol for a Day” in 2008. The community hosted a one-time outdoor event in celebration of this honor, and it was such a success that the mayor decided to continue the festivities in what has become a beloved annual tradition. “It’s kind of a kick-off to the summer,” Stearns said. “There’ll be booths in the Pavilion, some businesses, some non-profits, and some natural resource booths.” The real fun, though, will take place in the City Park, which will host the “Hoot and Toot.” “We get all the big rigs in town — fire engine, cherry picker, police cars — in the park for the kids to check out,” Stearns said. At 5:30, the Kiwanis and Noon Rotary will host a picnic of hot dogs, chips and soda. Following the main event, there will be a free concert at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion, by the Red River Valley Veterans Band. Stearns described their music as a “hodge-podge” and hard to define, but promised that it will be “fabulous.” Barring any inclement weather, this year’s Parkfest 12 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

should provide another evening of family fun and community celebration. “We’re hoping for good weather this year,” Stearns said, “because it will be fun.” Amy Stearns wishes to thank all the people who gave their time to this year’s Parkfest, from committee members to volunteers working the hotdog stand. “It takes everyone to pull this together,” Stearns said. — Nathan Kitzmann

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Walleye fishing opener

Want better fishing success this year? Hint: Go where the fish are

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or some, summer begins on Memorial Day weekend, or when the last traces of snow melt for good. But for many more in the area, Saturday, May 14 — Minnesota’s walleye and northern pike fishing opener – marks the real start of the season. “I think all in all, it should be a good opener,” said Jim Wolters, the Area Fisheries Manager, “pending any waterfront that should come in that Thursday or Friday.” To maximize success, Wolters advises fishermen to be smart in their approach, selecting their fishing spots according to this year’s circumstances. “I think males are gonna be shallow,” Wolters said, adding that “females will have spawned in most of the lakes, and will probably be out deeper in their recuperating phase,” after the spring spawn. However, Wolters stressed that it is more important for fishermen (and women) to be safe, lawful and considerate on opening day than strategic. One regulation change that fishermen should be aware of is the new “Pull the Drainplug” law that went into effect last July 1. This law requires people to drain their live-wells and pull their boat-plugs as they move between bodies of water, so no water moves between the lakes According to Wolters, the purpose of this law is to “try to prevent aquatic invasive species from being transferred from one lake to another.” “That’s a new law we’re still getting people up to speed on,” Wolters added. People fishing on Lakes Sallie and Melissa should be aware of a regulation change, which states that northern pike between 24 and 36 inches must be released, al14 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

though people may keep pike over 36 inches. The old regulation required fishers to release any pike over 24 inches long. “That’s the big change in regulation,” Wolters said. Although not stated in law, Wolters encourages fishers to make sure their boats are ready for the water by the time they reach the public access. “Common courtesy is to make sure everything works at the access,” said Wolters. Other than a few minor changes, this year’s fishing opener is shaping up to be a continuation of the eagerlyawaited, fruitful tradition it has become in the Lakes Area. “I think its setting up to be pretty good,” Wolters said. — Nathan Kitzmann

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Street Faire at the Lakes

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o kick off the summer, Detroit Lakes will be celebrating its 11th annual Street Faire at the Lakes on June 3 and 4. “After the winter we’ve had, we’re ready,” said Mary Beth Gilsdorf, the Committee Logistics Manager for the Street Faire. Gilsdorf described the Street Faire as an “all arts and crafts,” but added that people who are not art enthusiasts need not be worried. “It’s more fun and practical stuff,” Gilsdorf explained, as opposed to it being a showing of high-brow “serious art.” The event will feature numerous art dealers, the famous “Barrel Train Ride,” and a constant supply of live music. According to Gilsdorf, the latter will include “a musician that plays the whole time,” as well as “a wandering musician” who walks around, entertaining festival-goers. As for live music on stage, the Street Faire will feature a band from Minneapolis called Big Strong Men. The Barrel Train Ride is a tradition in itself, and consists of several 55-gallon steel drums made into a train and pulled behind a John Deere tractor. “Kids love it,” Gilsdorf said. “It’s hilarious.” 16 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

The Street Faire’s exciting climax will be the street dance on Friday night, featuring Billy D and the Crystals. This 21 and over event offers live music and alcohol from 9 p.m. to 1 in the morning. And of course, everyone is encouraged to dance their hearts out. “There’s just something special about having a live band outside under the stars,” Gilsdorf said. Rain or shine, the Street Faire will provide a muchneeded release from the cruel winter that just passed, as well as a celebration of the beautiful seasons ahead. “I think it’s a fun showcase for downtown,” Gilsdorf said, “a fun way to get people out of hibernation. After the winter we’ve had, we’re ready.” The Street Faire will run on Friday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (followed by the street dance,” and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit dlstreetfaire.com. —

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge

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waken your soul with a symphony of color and sound as Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge comes to life. Listen to the songs of birds as they prepare to nest. Walk along the trails and inhale the scent of spring wildflowers. Experience Tamarac and capture those memories during this ephemeral time of year.

Wildlife watching

Here at Tamarac, wildlife is left undisturbed as they perform the mating rituals of spring. Portions of the refuge are closed to the public during this crucial time, but many viewing opportunities still exist. The most optimum times for viewing wildlife occur around sunrise and sunset. But sometimes even an afternoon visit can be rewarding to the quiet, watchful observer. To increase your chances of seeing wildlife, take a drive on the Blackbird Auto Tour Route. This five-mile drive follows the edges of lakes, marshes and meadows. If you feel inclined to exercise, hike the 2-mile long Old Indian Hiking Trail and experience the beauty of the maple basswood forest.

Fishing

Try your luck in one of our five lakes open to fishing. There are many varieties of fish to be caught including crappie, walleye, sunfish, northern pike and bass. A fishing map and regulations can be obtained at the refuge information kiosks or the visitor center. 18 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

Visitor Center

If you’ve got questions, our enthusiastic staff has answers! We are eager to help you make the most of your visit. Check out our interactive exhibits and learn about the diverse habitats which support Tamarac’s many species of wildlife. Learn about the historical use of the refuge including that of the Ojibwe Indians and the European settlers. Be sure to view our large screen presentation entitled: “Tamarac: Its Life and Legends.” Before you leave, browse in the Tamarac Bookshop. Proceeds from sales support educational programs at the refuge. The visitor center is located 9 miles north of Hwy 34. Visitor center hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Guided tours, Sunday movies, presentations

Wildlife Excursions will be offered every Thursday June through August from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac. Wildlife films, special programs or activities will be offered every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact the refuge staff at 218-847-2641. • Sunday, May 29, movie, 2 p.m. Planet Earth Series–Fresh Water Just 3 percent of the planet’s water is fresh and it is our most precious resource. Rivers and lakes have shaped the earth, carving out the world’s most impressive gorges, valleys and waterfalls. Unique behavior takes place in the presence of this life force, such as dueling otters and crocodiles. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS


• Friday, June 3, Friday Night Frogging, 8-10 p.m. Become part of the tradition! Join a Tamarac park ranger for a night of frogging. Identify frogs by their calls while learning about their natural history and significance to the ecosystem. Meet at the visitor center. Bring a flashlight and boots or shoes that can get wet. We’ll tromp through a marsh and get a close up look at some of these cool green critters. • Sunday, June 5, movie, 2 p.m. Frogs, the Thin Green Line Frogs have been on this planet for 250 million years. Today they are at the center of one of the greatest mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. Learn about this environmental crisis unfolding in our own backyard. 60 min. • Saturday, June 11, Discovering Tamarac History Tour, 10 a.m. Take a journey into Tamarac’s past. Before the refuge was established, this landscape was extensively settled. Who were these folks? Where did they live and how did they survive in this wilderness? Learn about their significance to the refuge and more! Meet at the visitor center.

Spring Marsh Madness

Many of the spring wildflowers are on the shy and retiring side, but not marsh marigold — it silently SHOUTS that spring has arrived. English poet, Lord Tennyson described them as shining like “fire in the swamps.” Watch for these brilliant yellow patches in wet woods, marshy swales and along streams from late April to early June. The sunny yellow flowers measure up to two inches across and have 5 to 9 petal-like sepals (modified leaves) surrounding a center of stamens. The plant grows up to 2 feet high with hollow stems and has large glossy heart shaped leaves. These mounded perennials grow best in partial shade but tolerate nearly full sun to full shade as long as their roots are wet enough. The marsh marigold belongs to the family Rununculaceae which means “frog”- referring to plants that grow where frogs live. Its genus name Caltha is derived from the Latin word for “cup” referring to its upturned sepals. Its species name palustris means “of the marsh.” This member of the buttercup family is also called Cowslip. Because these plants grow on hummocks, cows were known to have slipped on them while drinking water from a stream. Marsh marigolds are found throughout the world in northern latitudes. They provide shelter to frogs and nectar to bees and other pollinators. Although the flowers look solid yellow to us, bees see them very differently. Their eyes are sensitive to ultraviolet light and to them they appear as purple landing strips guiding the way to sweet nectar. As they sip nectar, they pick up pollen grains that will eventually provide the next generation of seeds. All parts of the marsh marigold are considered poisonous. Touching the plant can cause skin blisters. Colonists and some American Indian tribes did eat the DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

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early spring leaves, but they had to be boiled in three changes of water to remove all the toxins. Those who like to incorporate native plants in their gardens can acquire marsh marigold through reputable native plant nurseries. It is highly recommended for shoreline buffer strips and other places with moist soil. It will survive under drier conditions, but will go dormant in mid-summer without enough moisture. Springtime on the refuge is brief but bright. Why not come out and celebrate the season among these flowers of the marsh. SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011 | 19


Activities

DLCCC has shows, activities

From swimming and softball to ‘Willy Wonka’ and The Shadows

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hether you’re a guest to the area, hosting family or friends or just looking for a fun way to spend a summer day, the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center is the perfect place to be this summer!

Historic Holmes Theatre

Join us for a concert perfectly suited for an early summer’s evening as the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra kicks off the summer season with “Four Seasons at the Lakes,” Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. The Park Rapids Community Concert Band will kick off the outdoor concert series, Tuesday, August 14. Then each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. through Aug. 30, there will be free concerts featuring some of the best area talent in the bandshell in the City Park. From 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity is holding a picnic dinner, so there’s no need to pack a picnic basket. The 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park will be presenting “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Shakespeare’s Fairytale for Grown-Ups) June 24-26 and July 1-3 in the DL City Park Bandshell. Want to be in the play? Auditions are May 12-14, 7 p.m., at the Holmes Theatre. Sit back & reminisce with The Brothers Four as their rich voices blend seamlessly, presenting an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music & entertainment, Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., join “The Shadows,” for tributes to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Bobby Vee & Roy Orbison. Join us in the Ballroom after the concert for a dance. Keep the fun going with Cassie & The Bobs as they present “Imagine That: The Music & Magic of Patsy Cline.” They’ll take you on a musical journey back in 20 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

time, Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. (*note date change from Summer Program Guide). Area students are invited to participate in the weeklong Missoula Children Theatre’s workshops June 2024. This year’s show is “Pinocchio.” The kids will take the stage Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. We’ve also added additional workshops this year so kids can add to their overall theatre experience that week. Students are also invited to join in Youth Theatre Camp, Monday- Friday, August 22-26, as they present “Willy Wonka.” This intensive camp teaches ages 6-12 all they need to know (& make!) about the artistry and craft of producing a theatrical show. The camps don’t stop there- we’ve got additional opportunities to let the creativity flow! From making Mosaic Tables and Creative Collages to a 3-day Glass Camp with The Glass Lady, kids will really get their creative juices flowing. Complete info in our Summer Program Guide Stay tuned for announcements mid-summer about the Holmes Theatre’s 2011-12 season as we bring the world to Detroit Lakes. Watch www.dlccc.org for new shows and events.

Fitness Center

If it’s fitness and recreation you’re looking for, the DLCCC’s state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center is the place. With hundreds of pieces of weight equipment, cardio machines, an eight-lane pool, a three-lane running track, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts & a 140 foot waterslide, our state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center has become “the center” for fitness and fun. And with the addition of “The Backyard” to open in July, there will be even more for the whole family to DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS


enjoy! Day passes, annual and month-to-month memberships are available. Also, check out our group exercise classes. New participants welcome! Download a class schedule at www.dlccc.org. Swim Lessons Summer Afternoon: Session I: June 6-16; Session II: June 20-30; Session III: July 11-July 21 MondayThursday Summer Morning (at the High School): Session I: June 6-16; Session II: June 20-30 Summer Evening: June 7-30, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Youth programs

Summer Dive Camp Session I: 6th-12th grade, June 6-30, MondayThursday, from 4-6 p.m. (Thursday classes end at 5:30 p.m.); Session II: 3rd-5th grade, July 18-28, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4-6 p.m. (Thurs. classes end at 5:30 p.m.) DLCCC Summer Day Camp. For youth entering grades K-5, Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 26- Sept. 2 (excluding holidays). From crafts & sports to swimming and gym time, the DLCCC Summer Day Camp will keep kids busy all summer long! T-ball (Ages 5 and 6). Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., June 1-July 20 Snappy Baseball Fields. Minor League (ages 7-8; boys and girls) Mondays, June 6-July 25, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., fields vary.

Major League (ages 9-10). Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 31-July 21, games at 7 p.m., fields vary. Little League (ages 11-12) Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24-July 21, games at 7 p.m., Snappy Baseball Fields. Girls Softball (3rd/4th and 5th/6th). Wednesdays, June 1-July 20, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., Snappy Softball Fields. Youth Tennis: Monday-Thursdays. Ages and times vary, Rec. Tennis Courts. Free Phil Hansen Football Kids Kamp — Wednesday, July 27, Ages: 5-9, 4-6 p.m., Ages: 10-13, 6-8 p.m. Kids can also go to “The Rec,” where a kid can be a kid. From June 6-Aug. 12, there will be summer Rec activities at the City Park. Youth are allowed to come and go as they please. There will also be free Rec special events and crafts on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Adult programs Free Summer Zumba Kick-Off Party

Ditch the workout & join the party on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in the DL Pavilion. Win prizes, dance the morning away & burn calories while doing it! 2nd Annual Bleacher’s Golf Scramble to benefit DLCCC youth program scholarships and member scholarships. Friday, June 17; noon registration and lunch; 1 p.m. shot gun start, Lakeview Golf Course Detroit Lakes Mid-Summer Bike Tour & Kids’ Ride — See the beauty of the lakes area as you choose a 13-, 26- or 43-mile ride on Saturday, July 9. Part of the 76th Annual Jaycees Water Carnival.

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Lakes Area Farmers Market

Still stocked with fresh produce, goods, market moves to Peoples Park

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his summer, the Lakes Area Farmers Market has a new home — Peoples Park. But, the season will kick off in the Detroit Lakes City Park, as it has in the past, and will move to the new location June 1. The move is due to the city’s expansion of its non-motorized recreation trail system through Detroit Lakes. By connecting sections that already exist, a new trail will be located through the city park, right where the farmers market had been located previously. “I didn’t want to get them in a situation mid-year and have to move them,” Public Works Director Brad Green said. The city has applied for two grants, one of which will connect the trail that will run through Essentia Health St. Mary’s and Sanford Health campuses — both being built in conjunction with the healthcare expansion projects — next to the ballfield and between the rec center and playground area and through City Park, connecting to West Shore Drive and the beach. Green said giving the farmers market a couple weeks in the City Park before the move to Peoples Park will give them time to get the word out to customers that they will be moving at the start of June. With the influx in people wanting to buy locally grown foods and some even trying their hand at raising their own produce, the Lakes Area Farmers Market has grown this year from 30 to 40 members. 22 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

The market is open for business from 10 a.m. (no early sales) to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer and early fall months. For sale is anything from fresh flowers to maple syrup, veggies to jellies, salsa to bread. Venders come from a 60-mile radius around Detroit Lakes and their goods are required to be grown or produced at home. Green said the new home in Peoples Park is a good move for the farmers market vendors and customers because there is plenty of parking and vendors can use both sides of the street that runs through the park. The new bathroom facilities will also be open. — Pippi

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Flea markets

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or those looking to find bottom-dollar deals, peruse, or just experience an eclectic side of the Detroit Lakes community, there are two flea markets in the area, both of which will be active this summer.

hunger pangs following a long day of shopping, Shady Hollow sells kettle corn and hosts its own eating establishment. Shady Hollow is open every Sunday, starting at 6 a.m. Depending on the crowd, it closes at either 3 or 4 in the afternoon. To contact Shady Hollow, call (218)-847-9488.

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SuLaine’s

Shady Hollow Flea Market will return for it’s 42nd year of outdoor shopping, and is still owned and operated by the same people — the Jones and Hanson families — who have run it for 30 years. “We have a variety of merchandise out there,” said Ardys Hanson, who assists in operating Shady Hollow. “There are antiques, collectibles, new stuff, homemade jewelry, clothing, t-shirts, plants,” she continued, as well as “one double-building that sells only purses.” But that’s not all. Besides the many items available for sale, Shady Hollow offers an oasis of friendliness and community bonding which is not typically found at establishments of its kind. “Many people come after church to have coffee and look around,” Hanson said. “They often meet friends and come every week, not necessarily to buy anything.” “It’s been a melting pot for the whole area for years.” In addition to the variety of typical flea-market fare, and unique atmosphere, Shady Hollow has exclusive items and services. “One woman is going to sell exquisite, hand-made Christmas balls,” Hanson explained. Another — Cindy Pullen from Pelican Rapids — will sell kitchen utensils she crafted herself. And of course, for the inevitable 24 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

On hot and rainy days, marketgoers can seek shelter in the indoor facilities of Sulaine’s, also located in Detroit Lakes. “We’re climate controlled,” said Sue Peterson, the owner of Sulaine’s. “In the summer we’re cool, and in the winter we’re warm. That’s one of the advantages of being indoors instead of outdoors. Sulaine’s also offers the advantage of being run in conjunction with the Antique Mall, which is located next-door. “Some of the dealers that are at the Antique Mall are over at the Flea Market,” said Peterson, resulting in an increased array of opportunities for shoppers. Some examples of what shoppers might find at Sulaine’s include: specialized coffee, clothing, handmade items, sporting collectibles, glassware and vintage furniture. The store offers everything, said Peterson, from “typical low-end flea market things to antiques and collectibles. “We have some inexpensive items, and some expensive stuff.” The mall also boasts its eclectic side. “We have a palm reader,” said Peterson, adding that “its always lots of fun.” “They don’t have that other places.” SuLaine’s can be contacted at (218)-844-6830. — Nathan Kitzmann DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS


Eat down the street! Dining in Detroit Lakes When you’re on vacation often the best part is going out to eat and trying the local restaurants. Well, we’ve made it easy for you with the following Restaurant Guide. You’ll find a great mix of casual and fine dining, along with some outdoor options as well.

Here’s a list of the best Detroit Lakes has to offer:

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• BLEAC H • CENEX ERS A&W Hot s tuff p • THE FI izza R • Holi ESIDE day Inn • HOTE L SHO REHAM • LAKES IDE TA • MAIN VERN STREE T Rest auran • The S t andbar

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"A Great Place to Eat" The Sandbar e

Never learvy! Monday Night here hung Buck Burger Night Wednesday Night

Come Check Us Out!

Mexican Specials

“Happy Hour”

1 Off Bottle Beers 1 Off MIxed Drinks 50¢ Wings

$ $

Top Sirloin Steak Fry

8

$ 95 Also on the Menu: • Fish Dinners • Fresh Salads • Chicken Dinners

Plus... Live

Entertainment

with the area’s Biggest Dance Floor!

Randolph Road • Detroit Lakes • 846-1779

BA R

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Friday Night

I & GR

It’s a party!

TIP Charitable Gaming #0SS74-002

Community Co-ops We are the ONE STOP for all your needs.

ONE STOP

CONVENIENCE

g n i v r e s Now Stuff Pizza! Hot Sweets & Treats lake Park MaHnoMen detroit lakes ConvenienCe store ConvenienCe store PUMP 24 A&W Restaurant • Tastee Freez Trustworthy Hardware Hot Stuff Drive Thru Window • Car Wash Hot Stuff Pizza • Boardwalk Subs Subs and Pizza ouR eneRgy ComeS THRougH.™

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218-847-3190

218-238-5911

• Quality Cenex Fuels • Propane • Hunting & Fishing License • Drive Thru • Expanded Seating tWin valleY

FloM

Trustworthy Hardware

C-Store & Auto Shop

218-935-2258 218-584-5171

218-567-8538

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le vailab s A w o N & Ring ) s g n i y W hursda 50¢ (T Deck Overlooking Dead Shot Bay Bleachers Golf Scramble June 17th Call For Details 2-4-1 Burgers Sundays 5-8

“Voted Best Burgers in the Lakes Area”

Lake Access to Deadshot Bay

218-844-6820 25807 Cty Hwy 22 • Detroit Lakes

Stay in the loop with what’s happening at ! s d n e i r F od o G ! d o o F Good Good Fun!

Enjoy your favorite foods & beverages, while overlooking Little Detroit Lake.

Open 7 Days a Week Join Lakeside Tavern’s Facebook Fan Club

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Register for a Lakeside Tavern V.I.P. Card and you’ll receive news about specials, promotions and events at Lakeside Tavern, via email.

200 West Drive • Detroit Lakes

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Stop in for Some GooD Home StYLe CooKin’ at afforDaBLe priCeS

Daily Breakfast i Specials Mon-Fr 7-11am Includes Coffee!

4

Best Br eakfast in town !

full Breakfast and Lunch menu Monday-Friday 7-11am $

4�19

Daily Breakfast Special ��� Includes Coffee

$ 19

— MONDAY — 2 French Toast & Polish Sausage & Coffee — TUESDAY — 1 Egg Hashbrowns, Toast & Coffee

lette anydesome Inclu ns Hash Brow & Toast!

1am

Mon-Fri 7-1

6

$ 39

or less

— WEDNESDAY — 2 Egg, Ham & Cheese Omelette, Toast & Coffee — THURSDAY — 1 French Toast, 1 Egg, 2 Links, Coffee — FRIDAY — 1 Pancake, 2 Sausage Patties, Coffee

Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm $

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Pie & Coffee ����������������

Monday - Friday Lunch Specials �� Starting at $ $

Sunday Dinner Special ���� Includes Coffee & Dessert 11am-1:45pm

4�59 7�29

Senior Special Available Monday - Friday Homemade Soups

Main Street Restaurant 900 Washington Ave. • Detroit Lakes, MN • 847-3344

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HOTeL SHOReHAM

☞ SORRy, we’Re OPen!

Nostalgia meets lakeside beauty when you take in the fine cuisine at the historical Hotel Shoreham.

• Pasta • Steak • Seafood • Fish • Ribs • Full Bar

PIZZA SHOP IS OPen!

847-9894

Don’t miss this historical landmark for a memorable dining experience.

1/2 mile West of Detroit Country Club • 847-9913 DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

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Crafting the elegance

of Food &Wine

The Fireside begins a new menu this spring. Creative additions include walleye & wild rice cakes, stuffed portobello mushrooms, grilled flatbread pizza, spinach salad, swedish meatballs, shrimp mazatlan, stuffed walleye and much more.

shaken wednesdays Martinis for $ 00

6

Our larger menu helps us cater to a wider range of tastes and budgets. We hope you can stop in and sample some of the new creations. We look forward to seeing you at Big Detroit Lake...Cheers!

Monday night 15 Wines at $ 00

15

open 7 nights a week at 5pm

1462 E Shore Drive • Detroit Lakes 218.847.8192 Follow us on 30 | SUMMER SCENE | MAY 2011

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The Zephyr

Hwy 10 • Audubon, MN We Accept Reservations 218-439-3868

BBQ Ribs

Tender pork back ribs cov ered in barbeque sauce.

ComBinationS

Walleye

Walleye pan fried or broiled a blend of our own mix of served with seasonings.

All entrées include: Salad, Choice of Dressing, (Baked, Garlic Toast, Choice of Potato

Ribeye Steak

Tender Ribeye steak grilled to perfection. A steak lover’s steak.

hbrowns, French Fries or Au Gratin)

Has

Steak ~ Ribs Salmon ~ Shrimp

...”the walleye at the Zephyr in Audubon. We remember our meals of ten in exquisite detail.”

Prime Rib of Beef or Black ened Prime Rib Philly Cheese Steak Shaved Prime

Rib with sau and green pepper, smothe téed onions red Cheese served on Hoagiewith Swiss bun.

Lee Svitak Dean, Star Tribune Taste Editor

Only 6 Miles West of Detroit Lakes

The Zephyr

Dine in or Take ouT

Ribs ~ Steaks ~ Seafood ~ Sandwiches ~ Full Bar

Holiday Inn on the Lake 1155 Hwy. 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | 218-847-2121 | 1-877-251-9348 | www.holidayinndl.com

DL’s Only Full Service Hotel! • 2 Restaurant & Entertainment Venues • Marina & Rentals • Banquet & Meeting Facilities • Weddings on Site • Family Pool Area • 700’ of Sandy Beach on Big Detroit Lake

Nightly Specials — HAPPY HOUR — 3-7Pm / 7 dAYs A week

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Your 4 Season Destination

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