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Park Rapids mother fighting to have military son’s death reclassified
Speed limits upped on some roads
WDAY/WDAZ news anchor Kerstin Kealy talks XL pipeline with Obama
Nuns fight to save Dru Sjodin’s killer
Minnesota surplus up $832 million to $1.9 billion
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th point in final game
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Frazee places fourth at Class A state wrestling tournament
Lakers sweep season series from Spuds
Laker trio prepared for deep runs at state wrestling
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Turning back the pages
75 years ago Feb. 22, 1940 – With the Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids proposed reconstruction project at its present hub of activity, a new Highway 34 association was organized at a meeting 58 civic enthusiasts from eight towns on the route. Lectures on subjects of vital interest...
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February 20, 2015
VA town hall is Feb. 26
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Dakotas VA Regional Office and Fargo VA Health Care System is hosting a town hall for veterans, family members, survivors and the public to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs. It is Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in the...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 20, 2015 - 5:35am
February 18, 2015
New jail could happen this year
After months of talk and trying to decide the next move, Becker County is now taking an as “soon as possible” move toward a new jail. “We are ready to move forward on the jail again,” Administrator Jack Ingstad said Tuesday during the Becker County Board meeting. Last...
February 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
Becker County to contract for human services
After completing interviews and not finding the perfect candidate for the county, Becker County commissioners entered into a memorandum of understanding with Otter Tail County to contract for the vacant Human Services director position. Becker County Administrator Jack Ingstad...
February 18, 2015 - 11:00am
February 11, 2015
Becker Soil and Water District gets $655K in grants
When the Minnesota Board of Soil & Water Resources announced the allocation of more than $14 million in 2015 Clean Water Fund grants on Jan. 26, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District was a big winner. Two of Becker SWCD’s Clean Water Fund grant applications, totaling...
February 11, 2015 - 12:15pm
County looking for committee members
Hoping to get more people interested in serving on committees, Becker County is trying to get the word out about openings on various committees and seeing who might be interested in a little government action. “I think we have good people serving, and I believe that everybody...
February 11, 2015 - 10:30am
February 8, 2015
New airboat will be used for lake rescues
Area law enforcement and some local fire firefighters are all trained and ready to respond with the county’s newest lake rescue tool — the airboat. The Becker County Sheriff’s Department, along with Detroit Lakes police and fire crews, have been out on Big Detroit training...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 8, 2015 - 5:15am
February 4, 2015
County opts for 2 more AIS units
The fight against aquatic invasive species is being stepped up this summer in Becker County. The county will be getting two more decontamination units for this summer’s quest to stop AIS, and the process to hire an AIS coordinator and inspectors for the county has also begun. Decontamination...
February 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 7, 2015
Becker County considers new staffing structure
Crow Wing County Land Services Director Mark Liedl spoke to the Becker County commissioners Tuesday about a staffing model that’s working in his county and could be a guide for Becker County. With several positions open at the county, the commissioners are exploring the idea...
January 7, 2015 - 12:30pm
Addressing the BC space crunch
The jail needs space. Human services and public health need space. Public works needs space. Becker County is experiencing space issues, and solving them is a high priority for 2015. Human services/community health With those departments housed in the human services building...
January 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
December 17, 2014
Okeson: County in good shape
Becker County is doing well. County Board Chair John Okeson gave multiple examples supporting his statement during the annual State of the County speech. The county’s bond rating was upgraded for the second time in less than three years. The county holds an AA rating, “which...
December 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 24, 2014
The plot thickens in search for jail space
Different information seems to be coming on a regular basis. Facts seem to be changing regularly. Options seem to be growing. “It’s a moving target,” Jail Consultant Allan Brinkman said. That how the contracted Becker County jail consultant and county commissioners described...
news / Detroit Lakes
September 24, 2014 - 2:30pm
Ben Grimsley vs Mark Hagedorn
Up for grabs come Nov. 4 is the District 2 Becker County Board seat, with Incumbent Ben Grimsley vying to keep his chair and challenger Mark Hagedorn attempting to win it. Hagedorn, Craig Fontaine, and Grimsley were in the primary election two years ago, and Fontaine and Grimsley...
September 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
September 21, 2014
Swenson, Wenner will face off in November elections for the title of Becker County Recorder
Experience and knowledge. Those are the two key words both candidates stress that they have when it comes to the Becker County recorder position. Deputy Recorder Karen Wenner and Planning and Zoning Administrator Patty Swenson are vying for the county recorder position during the...
September 21, 2014 - 11:00am