DL News Staff
Emergency crews responded to a call of a fire on the 400 block of Union Street East in Detroit Lakes just after 2 p.m. today, where a homeowner was doing a basement reconstruction project and using a chemical sealant that flashed, causing him and his wife to be burned. St. Mary's EMS took both of the victims to the emergency room for treatment, while the Detroit Lakes Fire Department worked to keep the fire contained.
The Detroit Lakes School Board will hold a community meeting concerning the district's space issues on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. The school board is encouraging people to attend, stressing that they really want community input as they move forward with planning a new referendum proposal. "This is the opportunity for the community to make their voice heard," said School Board Chair David Langworthy. It's their chance to come with ideas...and be open to discussing ideas."
Britton Ramsey has joined American National Bank as the new branch manager. Ramsey brings 12 years of experience in the mortgage and lending industry and has a Bachelor's of Science degree from Bemidji State University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and is also a Detroit Lakes High School graduate.
Midwest Bank of Detroit Lakes has announced the addition of Kaylin Severson to their staff as personal banker. In her new position, Severson will be promoting, opening, and supporting both consumer and business deposit accounts and products. She brings ten years of customer service and office management experience to her position. Midwest Bank is a locally owned, independent, full-service bank with offices located in the West Central Minnesota communities of Detroit Lakes, Waubun, Callaway, Barnesville, Parkers Prairie, and Dalton.
The Becker County Energize Mental Wellness Committee, a community collaborative movement sponsored by Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes, was among 10 programs from across the nation named a Program of Excellence through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards.
With warm temperatures, little to no snow and dry vegetation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources started spring burning restrictions in parts of the state today. As conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially in windy conditions.