Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes and Perham, both in Minnesota.
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A spectacular, vibrant wall cloud that hung over Detroit Lakes Monday night caught everyone's attention, but according to WDAY Meteorologist John Wheeler, this was a weather event that had "more bark than bite". Although many spectators feared this was a funnel cloud that developed over the Detroit Lakes area around 9 p.m., Wheeler had some calming news.
A spectacular, vibrant wall cloud that hung over Detroit Lakes tonight caught everyboyd's attention, but according to WDAY Meteorologist John Wheeler, this was a weather event that had "more bark than bite". Although many spectators feared this was a funnel cloud, Wheeler had some calming news. "It's funnel shaped, but it's not a funnel cloud - it's a wall cloud," said Wheeler, who says there was rotation within the wall cloud and condensation gave it an inflow tail, but says the brief thunderstorm was not all that powerful.
An inmate that walked away from a Becker County work release program has been captured. According to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander, Ricardo Daniel Gomez, 41, of Willmar was picked up in Swift County and is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail, where his original conviction was out of.
Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd is being investigated for allegations of assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game in Detroit Lakes. The incident in question occurred Wednesday, June 20 at the Washington Park Baseball Fields in front of a crowd of spectators.
“ Thanks for supporting us, thanks for the donation, now watch as this baby starts saving lives in a couple of months,” said Jim Sinclair, chairman of the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation. This was right before he and others broke ground on land that will soon hold a new, easy-access helipad, which will accommodate life flights in traumatic situations.
Nobody alive today in Detroit Lakes can remember a time when Norby's Department Store wasn't right there on Washington Avenue, an old, dependable anchor to the ever-changing downtown.
One of the most long standing, historical businesses in Detroit Lakes is closing. The front windows of the Norby's Department Store is splashed with signs indicating they are now going out of business after 112 years serving Detroit Lakes. One of the family owners, Michael Norby, confirmed that following the annual Memorial Day sale Monday, they closed the store until June 6-7, during which time they will have a two-day liquidation sale.
A grain bin fire northwest of Lake Park had fire crews busy Thursday afternoon. The fire started just before 2 p.m. in a corn bin at 11345 County Highway 14. According to a Becker County Deputy on the scene, there was very little corn in the bin, which meant the fire was short-lived. Fire crews from Lake Park and Hitterdal responded to the fire and were still on the scene to monitor the smoldering bin as of Thursday 5 p.m.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the wherabouts of Eric Sheldon Hambleton, 29. Hambleton was reported missing on March 15 by his family. He was last seen near Cormorant Village on March 10. If anybody has information on Hambleton, contact the Becker County Sheriff's Department at 218-847-2661.
"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't." - Thomas Edison I thought about this statement the other day as I watched excavation crews digging into the first phase of the project that will give this community a new Boys and Girls Club. "It's finally happening," I thought.