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Dayton pardens Thanksgiving turkey
Perham district passes school referendum
Medical marijuana backers hope to start collecting signatures soon
Refuge from the storm
LP-A suspended students after random inspection
Despite injuries, state champions ready to defend title
Labat named to Big Sky second team
Laker swimmers return from state motivated
Girls Hockey: Lakers pick up third win
Boys Hockey: Davies defeats Lakers 5-2
Holy Rosary dishes up dinner for hundreds
Retiring early or late results in about the same benefits overall
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Stevenson participating in Concordia College Christmas concerts
Friends & Neighbors
Lakeside owner to hold fundraiser Thursday night
Essentia St. Mary’s named Top Performer
Health claim denied? You should appeal it
Looking to save money? Americans spend $2,746 a year on lunch
New name for Rural Assistance Center
Keri Noble, Crystal Gayle coming to Ulen, Mahnomen next week
More holiday stocking stuffers from your favorite bookworm
Trees on parade: Lake Park festival opens Thursday
Savor Thanksgiving traditions
Give the gift of books this holiday season
Esther M. Nelson
Otto "Fred" Fredrich Kratzke
Leroy "Trapper" Johnson
Leila Elizabeth Wokasch
Be mindful of the needful, desirable and practical
Letter: Spay, neuter your kittens and puppies
Time to consider the testing of all rape kits
Burn off turkey day calories at MN state parks
In Minnesota, we’re smart and taxed
8-year-old lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Hard-water season approaching quickly
Solitude of a prairie bison exemplifies a huge injustice
DNR seeks comments on muskie lake management
How to Cook a Turkey... by a 3rd grader
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
November 25, 2015
Plenty of seasonal jobs in the area
‘Tis the season to go out and make a little extra cash. Temporary, holiday jobs are still out there, but experts say you’d better act fast because many of them on the retail side are filling up. “Right now you’ll find long lists of job openings,” said Kelley Nowell, team...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 25, 2015 - 9:18am
November 22, 2015
Red Kettle Campaign begins Monday
Flyer after flyer touts Black Friday sales — or more likely, Gray Thursday sales — but the Salvation Army is hoping people will celebrate...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 22, 2015 - 6:00am
November 18, 2015
Workforce projected to shrink in portions of Minnesota
The bad news is the worker shortage in northwestern Minnesota isn't going away anytime soon, and is actually expected to get worse. The good news is that this part of the state has more than its share of job-seekers with vocational skills. In the next 10 years, the number of...
News / Detroit Lakes
November 18, 2015 - 11:38am
Ikes question contract for county forestry leader
Does Becker County need a qualified land manager on its staff to provide management of its forested lands, or can it contract with an outside firm to provide those services? That was the crux of discussion at Monday night's meeting of the local Izaak Walton League ("Ikes") chapter...
November 18, 2015 - 11:34am
County board moving forward on contracted forestry services
The Becker County Board of Commissioners are moving forward on a plan to contract with Nicholas Rickaby for forest management services — at least temporarily. "This is not a long-term solution," Commissioner Barry Nelson said. "This is a filler for us." The natural resources...
November 18, 2015 - 11:33am
November 8, 2015
What's up at the dump?
You may have heard the tech data expression "garbage in, garbage out," but the new Becker County transfer station will do it in style, and with...
November 8, 2015 - 5:50am
October 9, 2015
Human habitation in county spans centuries
As the glacier receded over the Becker country, it left magnificent contours to our land; streams to drain the melting ice, hundreds of lakes and marshes. Pushed-up hills and gouged valley prove the immensity of the glacier’s power. It is said the glacial ice lay up to one mile...
October 9, 2015 - 5:15am
June 14, 2015
Dinsmore named human services director
After returning from his stint with the state of Minnesota for about a year and a half, Becker County decided it was time to snag John Dinsmore...
June 14, 2015 - 5:15am
May 24, 2015
Not responsible for all buoys
After years of marking various hazards in several lakes around the county, some are asking county deputies to mark even more. “Basically, it’s our responsibility to mark certain hazards, but we also do not have to mark every single hazard that is out there,” Becker County...
May 24, 2015 - 5:50am
March 25, 2015
Jail design puts staff in harm's way
The Becker County Jail has problems with plumbing, leaks and other infrastructure issues and is not designed to protect the safety of inmates...
News / Detroit Lakes
March 25, 2015 - 11:23am
March 18, 2015
County to issue request for qualifications to build new jail
Becker County is ready to get some feelers out there and see who is interested in building a new jail. Tuesday, the board of commissioners approved advertising a request for qualifications (RFQ) on the jail and dispatch center architectural and engineering design services. County...
March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2015
It's Food Share Month, when most food for year is donated
“Ah, March is food pantry month,” said Jack Berenz with a smile from his modest little office at the Becker County Food Pantry. His smile...
March 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Healthcare costs not slowing at jail
When citizens are booked into the Becker County Jail, it becomes the county’s job to care for them, and that care includes healthcare. “We are required by law to take care of their needs,” Sheriff Todd Glander said. In 2013, Becker County spent about $101,500 in pharmacy...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
AIS program finds home
AIS has found a home in Becker County. The employee, not the invasive, that is. Tuesday morning, Becker County commissioners approved an aquatic invasive species program agreement with the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District. The new position, which has yet to be...
March 4, 2015 - 11:00am
February 27, 2015
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...
February 27, 2015 - 5:15am