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Beautiful weather graces the final weekend of Water Carnival
8 Minnesota counties declared disaster areas, with more expected
Record rains, funnel clouds and 80-mph winds batter region from Larimore, N.D., to Crookston, Minn.
Sealcoating on Airport Road today
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
Area wrestlers to compete in biggest tourney in U.S.
LP-A’s Swegarden tosses 2 TDs in All-Star classic
Angels head into playoffs
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
In the Zone
New United Way president wants us to ‘pay it forward’
Photo of the Day
This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Youth attends language village immersion program
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Lake Mille Lacs night fishing opens July 21
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Letter: Minimum wage increase a win-win
Teach your children common facts
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
‘History Hike through Frazee’ starts at Lions Park July 26
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