DL News Staff
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) has partnered with HTG Architects and Nor-Son Construction to build a new 6,300 sq. ft. one-story building in Detroit Lakes. MMFCU recently purchased the future property of the new building, which will be located at 1405 Highway 10 West. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2017 and is expected to complete in early 2018. The new location will be full-service and inclusive of a three-lane drive-up teller and a 24-hour ATM. The building will house eight offices, a conference room, and a spacious transaction area.
Nick Peterson has joined the Detroit Lakes Bremer bank team as their new business manager. Peterson has 6.5 years of experience banking with Bremer and the Fargo-Moorhead branch and, prior to that, graduated with a business degree from Concordia in Moorhead. Peterson says he's excited for the opportunity to join the Detroit Lakes Bremer team.
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This year, the change in the price deflator is an increase of 1.56 percent.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, October 1, three separate incidents of residential home burglaries occurred in the City of Detroit Lakes. During each of these incidents, the residents were inside their homes at the time of the burglaries, according to a press release issued by the Detroit Lakes Police Department.
Wednesday, Sept. 13 At 9:42 a.m. a game camera was reportedly stolen from the 21000 block of Coaley Bay Road in Detroit Lakes. At 12:04 p.m. a UPS package delivered to a residence on the 800 block of Central Street in Detroit Lakes was reportedly stolen. At 1:49 p.m. a cigarette lighter and phone charger were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1200 block of Jackson Avenue in Detroit Lakes. Thursday, Sept. 14
Deanna Sinclair, an agent at ERA Northland Realty in Detroit Lakes, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the local Lakes Country Association of Realtors. "We are so proud to have Deanna Sinclair at ERA. She joined us as a new agent four years ago, and she has been a top producing sales agent from the get-go," said Dave LaBarre, broker at ERA.
In support of a statewide initiative to encourage students to explore their higher-education options, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State are supporting College Knowledge Month by waiving application fees for all or part of October.
Arvig is excited to announce it has been named one of Prairie Business magazine's 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Arvig will be featured in the September issue of the magazine. Earlier this year, employees nominated their companies by submitting an anonymous employee-satisfaction survey, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best.
Thursday, September 28 United Way Community Celebration: This annual celebration will be held at the Pavilion from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be games and a meal provided free of cost, as well as a free bike giveaway and lots of door prizes. Saturday, September 30 Quilt Expo: There will be a quilt expo held at the Washington Square Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts will be on display and there will be demonstrations throughout the day.
Minnesota electric cooperatives are working together to send lineworkers to help restore power in parts of Florida that were ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Fourteen lineworkers from six Minnesota electric cooperatives departed from Minnesota on Sunday, Sept. 10. They will be working in Florida for one to two weeks. Additional crews may be gathered to assist in other parts of Florida and possibly Georgia.