Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
WE Fest 2015 opens Thursday and features chart toppers like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Hank Williams Jr., Big & Rich, and more. Very few tickets are left but seats for WE Fest 2016 are already on sale. "Without having announced any of our headliners (for 2016), we're already selling faster than any other WE Fest in history," Gourley said. There is more incentive to buy early: Ticket prices for 2016 are set for a price increase at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7.
A Barnesville man killed Saturday in a northern Becker County crash involving a single snowmobile has been identified by the Becker County Sheriff's Department. Jamie Michael Thompson, 32, was riding with friends on Rat Lake Trail, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, when he lost control of his sled and struck a embankment at the intersection of South Tulaby Lake Road, according to the investigating officer, Deputy Luke Sweere. "He ended up hitting a dirt embankment at the T intersection," Sweere said.