DL News Staff
Nurse Practitioner Jean Hinrichson has joined the Elder Care Department at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. "I chose this opportunity because of my previous experience in nursing working with the elderly," says Hinrichsen. "I want to be an advocate for this population, because I've seen many instances where they can have a harder time navigating the healthcare system. My goal is for my patients to feel empowered, valued, and respected when choosing their provision of care."
A 54-year-old Lake Park man has died after injuries sustained on July 14, when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in Becker County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Charles Francis Willette was westbound when three deer ran across the highway. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Willette's motorcycle collided with one deer, and both the motorcycle and deer went into the north ditch shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, on U.S. Highway 10 near Long Lake Road in Detroit Lakes.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (July 10, 2017) — The Minnesota Lottery is proud to report that it has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2016. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
It's been a long few years, with some tough stumbling blocks to overcome, but the 69-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Detroit Lakes is scheduled to open today. The four-story hotel, with condos on the top floor, and a new restaurant and bar (the Hub 41) in a separate building, replaces the much older 31-unit Capri motel and some older commercial buildings on a 2.43-acre site kitty-corner from the Pavilion.
Tuesday, June 27 At 12:05 p.m. a caller reported a car that was smoking on the corner of Frazee Street and McKinley Avenue in Detroit Lakes. At 12:20 p.m. a caller reported a car theft from Snappy Car Care. At 12:22 p.m. a fidget spinner was reported stolen from the 35000 block of Mission Road in Ogema. At 2:33 p.m. a chicken was reported stolen from the 20000 block of County Road 21 in Detroit Lakes. At 2:56 p.m. a caller reported an air compressor and tools were stolen from behind Cenex in Lake Park.
With the recent severe weather, many Minnesota homeowners are looking to their insurance policies to cover the costs of repairs to their homes. Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) wants to ensure that Minnesota homeowners are aware of a rule to protect them when they begin the process of finding a contractor to make repairs.
Homeowners and renters should file for their 2015 property tax refund before it expires on Aug. 15, 2017, says the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Claims for 2016 property tax refunds can also be filed on or before Aug. 15, 2017, though they do not expire until next August.
Thursday, July 20 Hidden Talent Show: This event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cormorant Community Center. Tickets are $5. Saturday, July 22 Drawing Maplewood: Explore nature using pencils and colored pencils to try capture its beauty on paper at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are welcome. There is no cost, no age limit and no supplies required, but you will need a park sticker to enter Maplewood. Tuesday, July 25
The 82nd Annual Northwest Water Carnival brought physical challenges to Detroit Lakes this week, with the annual Tug-O-War taking place on Tuesday night and Water Fights soaking the streets on Wednesday night. Even after a busy and exhausting week, lakes area residents are still looking forward to Bed Races, an early morning 5K, sand volleyball and bean bag tournaments, a parade and--of course--Frankie Ballard's performance at the Bash on the Beach this Saturday night. Tug-O-War
Becker County residents woke up to a lot of work Wednesday morning following an intensely strong thunderstorm that rolled through Tuesday evening, starting around 9:30 p.m. and continuing for a couple of hours. "That was one of the most powerful storms I've ever been in," said Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander, who along with several of his deputies and reserve deputies, worked throughout the night and early morning hours taking calls and doing traffic control around roads that had downed trees and powerlines over them.