DL News Staff
Quality of water in our community, as well as communities across the nation remains murky because of the lack of sufficient monitoring data. The national Izaak Walton League reported last year how little we actually know about the quality of waters in the U. S. Its report on the state of Minnesota earned a "B" in testing and communicating results to the public. Frequency of sampling was also a "B." Water quality standards for Minnesota thus dropped to a "C+."
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Interstate 94 corridor from Detroit, Mich., to the Minnesota/North Dakota border is one of 55 routes the Federal Highway Administration has designated nationally to promote alternative fuels and help drivers find vehicle charging stations nationwide.
Winter officially begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy it. Starting Dec. 31: Candlelight Events
In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cultural Center in New York Mills, presents its annual Longest Night Musical Festival on Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Featuring music by several local and regional musicians, the festival promises to appeal to a wide array of music-lovers. Included this year are Day Gun, a small group from the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus (FMGMC), Eddie Lee Kidd, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala and more.
Essentia Health Oak Crossing staff celebrated their 2016-17 designation on U.S. News and World Report's "Best Nursing Home" list by passing out T-shirts to all staff on Nov. 29. "This award reflects the excellent care provided to our residents each and every day by our entire team," said Christy Brinkman, administrator of Essentia Health Oak Crossing. "Our team beautifully executes our mission to make a healthy difference in the lives of those we serve and we are proud to be recognized again this year for this achievement."
Midwest Bank of Detroit Lakes has a new addition to their staff: John Hansen has joined as Vice President-Ag/Commercial Loan Officer. Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural business from South Dakota State University. He has 18 years of banking experience in this area and was most recently employed at Bell State Bank in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He and his wife, T.J., recently moved to Detroit Lakes.
Certified Nurse Midwife Hope Adams has joined the Obstetrics Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. As part of this expert team, she will provide individualized care for women throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and after the birth. "I've worked here as a labor and delivery nurse since 2001," says Adams. "I absolutely love this organization and can't imagine caring for patients anywhere else. Essentia Health feels like family to me."
The Bremer Financial Corporation (BFC) board of directors has unanimously chosen Jeanne Crain as the organization's next chief executive officer. Crain will assume responsibilities immediately and succeeds Pat Donovan, who in July announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Donovan will continue his service to Bremer through the end of the year as advisor to the CEO.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Minutes after midnight (Dec. 14) the Minnesota State Patrol, assisted by the Becker County Sheriff's Office, responded to a fatal, head-on collision on Highway 59, near milepost 270. A Dodge Caravan, driven by Bruce L. Vidden, 58, of Detroit Lakes, was travelling north, and a 2015 Chevy Tahoe, the driver of which has not yet been released, was travelling south on the highway, when one of the vehicles went over the center line, causing the two vehicles to strike each other head on. Both vehicles were totaled.