DL News Staff
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.
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.
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Becker County. Mrs. Becker County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at "Wellston Center," April 28, 2018 in St. Paul MN. The woman chosen as "Mrs. Becker County," will become an ambassador for the Becker County area and will receive the official title and sash!!
Wednesday, July 12 Detroit Lakes NARFE Potluck: The DL NARFE Chapter 1842 will hold their annual family potluck picnic at Dunton Locks County Park. Bring your family and an appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert. Brats, buns, condiments, soda and tableware are provided by the Chapter. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are encouraged to attend. If you need directions or have any other questions, please contact President Virginia Weston at 218-847- 6483 for additional information.
Monday, July 10 Kick-Off Meeting: Head to Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes at 6:30 p.m. for this community forum regarding the future of West Lake Drive. The meeting will run until about 8 p.m. and take place in the Auditorium/Room C101. Tuesday, July 11 Tuesday in the Park: This week's live music will be performed by Doc & the Scrubs at 7 p.m.
Novus Auto Glass of Detroit Lakes recently passed as a compliant on an on-site random safety audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) by undergoing a third party validation process required by all registered members of the AGSC.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.