DL News Staff
The west leg of the Highway 59/County Road 22 intersection is closed and will remain closed until the completion of the roundabout project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation planned to maintain access from southbound Highway 59 to westbound County Road 22 during the current stage of construction. However, the number of motorists driving past the "Road Closed" barricades has created an unsafe situation. All vehicles accessing County Road 22 and County Road 17 from Highway 59 must now use the detour about one mile to the south.
Sunday, May 21 Fundraiser Breakfast: Join the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Legion Club for a breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast and sausage or bacon. The breakfast, held in memory of Steve Bruhn, is $6.50 per person. Tuesday, May 23
Kris Gaetz is a new graphic designer with Outlet Graphics. As a Frazee native, she comes to the position with quite the background in both graphic and interior design. Gaetz has done it all from working in a frame shop, to designing T shirts, to freelancing, to running her own interior design business. More recently, before joining the team at Outlet Graphics, she was working at Brushmarks Signs, where she gained experience she still uses today.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.33/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Laura Wagoner of Wagoner Portrait Studio recognized for superior image making and photographic service with a degree from Professional Photographers of America. Laura Wagoner of Wagoner Portrait Studio in Detroit Lakes, MN has earned the Master of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Wagoner by PPA president Lori Craft, Cr.Photog., at the association's annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 8-10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac in Detroit Lakes has welcomed Steve Buchta to their sales team. Buckta has 21 years of sales experience and joined Nereson's team in 2016. Previously he worked in the marine, RV, and power sports industry. Now at Nereson's, Buchta is providing customers with a quality buying experience and customer service. He looks forward to earning buyers' trust and finding the right vehicle for each customer. Buckta can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 218-234-6712.
Wednesday, May 17
Three cars were involved in a rear-end collision on Highway 34 around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, causing eastbound traffic to be detoured around the crash on County Road 141. A young woman driving a car was attempting to make a lefthand turn off the highway and onto Highland Drive, when a gentleman driving a red pickup travelling westbound rear-ended her. The young woman's car then spun around, swiping a black truck travelling in the eastbound lane of the highway.
Landowners have a new option to protect their environmentally sensitive cropland with the introduction of the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP). The kick-off for the MN CREP continuous sign-up begins May 15. "Landowners have been waiting for this program, and we're excited to help them with the process," Aaron Salo said. "This is a great opportunity for farmers and landowners to implement conservation practices that support their needs while benefiting the state's water quality."