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Boys, Girls Club kids holding bleach drive for humane society
The kibosh put on Becker County-Hubbard jail plans
Young DL tracksters excel at Hershey meet
Herzog ends DL career in All-Star game as North’s offensive MVP
Legion Baseball: Alexandria takes two from DL
Lack of offense sinks Angels in 7-2 loss to Perham
Minnesota Wild’s Parise draws a crowd at Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend event
In the Zone
Area students perform in Piano Honors Concert
Peterson nominates NYM student for Air Force
Local students earn degrees at Bemidji State University
Ogema's Anderson graduates from Marquette University
Detroit Lakes' Ringwelski earns Concordia scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Shelton, Lambert on 2015 WE Fest schedule
Summer Scene - July 2014
Tamarac Refuge: Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Brad Laabs: Be respectful, helpful on the water this week
Blane Klemek: The moving whistle of the upland sandpiper is sweetness to hear
Ruffed grouse counts see increase
Brad Laabs: Fish like chasing fast bait; Make your presentation match
Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird
D&D Appliance in DL wins Maytag competition
Shiny, new Cenex opens in Lake Park
Legal Helpers ordered to pay back MN consumers
Gas prices take post holiday dip...again
Marco partners with AGT in cloud-based video offering
Letter: WWI decisions the cause of Mid East fighting today
Letter: Green: ‘I urged legislature to take balanced approach’
New restrictions on e-cigarettes
Lynn Hummel: The curse of the mom jeans
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
Detroit Lakes' Caroline Smith to play Basilica Block Party
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
Genealogy workshop in Perham
Pioneer Village group hopes to "Refresh the Fest" Aug. 16
LRAC will host its inaugural "Arts Resource Fair" Aug. 16 in Fergus Falls
September 14, 2012
County board OKs 3 percent levy increase
Becker County commissioners approved a 3 percent general fund levy hike for 2013, and they again declined to raise the EDA levy -- but neither vote was unanimous on Tuesday. Board Chairman Larry Knutson voted against the proposed levy after other commissioners agreed to add $50,000...
September 14, 2012 - 2:32pm
September 7, 2012
COLA hosting 2 candidate forums
Aquatic invasive species, shoreland development, flooding, water contamination from pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. The list goes on. Keeping our lakes and rivers clean and healthy for the use of future generations has never been a more challenging task than it is right...
September 7, 2012 - 1:42pm
August 29, 2012
Ingstad hired as county administrator
It's official. After more than a year of waiting, Becker County has a new administrator. At Tuesday's County Board meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved the contract of Jack Ingstad, most recently chief administrative officer for Plumas County, Calif., at a starting salary...
August 29, 2012 - 12:48pm
Citizens want more AIS prevention
Despite Becker County being at the forefront of the battle against aquatic invasive species (AIS) for many years now, many lakeshore owners feel that even more could be done -- and they didn't hesitate to let county commissioners know about their concerns at Tuesday's county board...
August 29, 2012 - 10:08am
August 22, 2012
Lake groups want tougher AIS defense
Unhappy with the current volunteer-based system, area lake associations say it's time to ratchet up the effort to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species out of lakes. The Height of Land Lake Association wants to close the east public access on that lake because it...
Detroit Lakes / news
August 22, 2012 - 11:26am
August 17, 2012
Jack Ingstad gets offer from county
Becker County commissioners have offered the county administrator's position to Jack Ingstad, who served in the role in good times and bad in Colorado and California, worked as an attorney and TV journalist in North Dakota, and served in the North Dakota State Legislature. Becker...
August 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
August 15, 2012
Grimsley, Fontaine advance
Ben Grimsley and Craig Fontaine have won the District 2 Becker County Board primary and will advance to the general election Nov. 6. With all...
August 15, 2012 - 11:22am
Several cities, boards will see races this fall on the November ballot
Not many new faces will be on ballots around the area this fall though a couple city councils and school board will have contested races. Some will even be decided on write-ins since less people filed than seats open. Those filing to run for public offices mainly included incumbents...
Detroit Lakes / Frazee / news
August 15, 2012 - 10:54am
August 10, 2012
Primary election is Tuesday: Mark Hagedorn points to financial experience
Mark Hagedorn has been an officer at two banks and a mortgage company in Detroit Lakes and now he wants to put his financial background to work as a county commissioner. The primary election is Tuesday. Hagedorn, 60, lives on the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. He worked for 10 years...
August 10, 2012 - 3:56pm
Primary election is Tuesday: Ben Grimsley strengths are finance and politics
Ben Grimsley isn't taking his campaign for Becker County Board lying down. He has been knocking on doors and attending county and city meetings on a regular basis. Grimsley, 25, is a self-employed financial planner at Anchor Financial in the ERA building downtown. He is single...
August 10, 2012 - 3:55pm
Primary election is Tuesday: Craig Fontaine brings management expertise
Craig Fontaine, 57, has done a lot of things in life -- paramedic in Iraq, McDonald's store manager, scoutmaster, private pilot. He is now a security screener at the Becker County Courthouse. Fontaine, who is single, came to Detroit Lakes from Bemidji to manage the McDonald's fast-food...
August 10, 2012 - 3:53pm
August 8, 2012
Filing closes tuesday at city, school level - 1st step for candidates
Thinking about running for office? Filing for area school boards and city councils is now open and will be until Aug. 14. Here's an update: DL City Council, mayor So far, most of the incumbents have filed for re-election in Detroit Lakes. The Detroit Lakes City Council seats...
Detroit Lakes / news
August 8, 2012 - 12:13pm
Board narrows administrator spot to three candidates
Three finalists for the Becker County administrator position have been invited back for a second round of interviews by the county board on Aug.
August 8, 2012 - 10:34am
August 3, 2012
Langseth, Skoe honored
Sens. Keith Langseth and Rod Skoe were recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 during the Coalition's three-day summer conference in Owatonna. Langseth was recognized for his leadership on issues facing rural Minnesota, and Skoe was for his positive...
August 3, 2012 - 2:31pm
July 25, 2012
COLA meetings set
"Getting the Word Out" is Becker County COLA's theme in 2012 and accomplishing that goal begins with each individual and each individual lake association. The programs for COLA meetings in August and September are focused on translating the lake and water quality issues and concerns...
July 25, 2012 - 12:33pm