MMCDC members and guests enjoyed a presentation on the historic renovation of the Graystone Hotel and entertainment by the Heart O’ Lakes Harmony group at the annual meeting Thursday, June 15, at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.

The Hotel opened in 1917 in Detroit Lakes, MN, and was purchased by MMCDC in 1998. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and subsequently renovated. MMCDC’s offices are now located in the Hotel and in the former Teague Building, longtime home to Blanding’s Department Store. A public event commemorating the Graystone’s 100th anniversary is planned for the Fall.

Janet Green

President Kevin Shipley and Chairman Ron Lindberg presided at the meeting. Among the items of business was recognition of longtime board members Kathy Henry, Larry LePier, Terry Stallman
and Ron Lindberg. Janet Green is the incoming board chairwoman.