DL News Staff
A fire late Wednesday evening heavily damaged a building at Foltz Trucking, located just north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. The fire was reported about 10 p.m. and it took about three hours for firefighters to get it under control, said Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson. "When we got there, there were no flames visible from the outside -- they were visible from the inside -- but it was smoking pretty good," Swanson said. "It was a miserable fire to fight," he added.
As a Vergas City Council member, Roger Hanson envisioned a bike trail connecting the heart of town with the city park. Hanson, a former state senator, died last year. But his daughter, Sherri Hanson, is determined to make her dad's dream a reality. The proposed path would follow State Highway 228 from Long Lake - home of the world's largest loon - to the city's downtown. Over the years, traffic on the highway has ballooned, especially in the summer months, when vacationers come to town.
North Dakota and Minnesota have some of the highest high school graduation rates in the nation, but area educators say the results of a recent study don't tell the whole story. North Dakota ranked second and Minnesota ranked eighth among all states, in a report published in Education Week, a national trade magazine. But the rankings are only as good as the data collected, which has been a challenge for states under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, said Greg Gallagher of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Under federal guidelines, states can choose their own method for c
Hole in One Club n Mike Heisserer of Detroit Lakes made a hole in one at the Detroit Country Club's hole eight, a 174-yard shot June 17. Witnesses were Jim Hinson and George Theine. n JoAnn Thomsen made a hole in one at the Lakeview Golf Course on hole 17, a 116-yard shot using a five wood. Witnessing the feat was Viggo Thomsen. Total Elimination fights July 1 The "Total Elimination" fights will be presented live at the Outer Limits (formerly Corner Cantina) Saturday, July 1.
Lake Park-Audubon School District residents will get a detailed briefing next month on future plans with facilities in both communities. The architectural firm hired by the school board to put together a series of proposals has inspected the facilities and studied an assessment report prepared by a previous architect. Superintendent Dale Hogie informed the board Monday that Zerr-Berg Architects of Fargo believes the repair estimates submitted about a year ago by DLR Group of Minneapolis are likely higher. Those repairs include such aspects as doors and windows. A community meeting will
A 17-year-old Detroit Lakes boy has been arrested and police in the Twin Cities area are searching for his 15-year-old companion after the two boys allegedly stole four vehicles in the area after running away from Springhill group home Monday night. "During the course of the night they got very active," said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon. Cars were stolen from Detroit Lakes and Audubon, a Jeep Wrangler was stolen from Lake Park and a Ford F-350 pickup truck was stolen a few miles east of Detroit Lakes that belongs to the R.A.
A second person has entered the race for Becker County sheriff. Becker County sheriff's deputy Jay Nelson officially announced Monday. He joins Sheriff Tim Gordon, who is seeking a second four-year term. Nelson, who has been with BCSO for over seven years, has 21 years of law enforcement experience with city and county departments in Minnesota and North Dakota. "Being sheriff has always been a dream of mine since I started law enforcement.
With hundreds of different species of trees growing in Minnesota and throughout the eastern and central regions of the United States, the average person might be hard-pressed to recognize and name more than just a handful. "What Tree Is That," a unique 72-page pocket guide available from The National Arbor Day Foundation, makes this detective work fun and easy by showing how to identify trees in a simple step-by-step process. The guide book begins by nothing the distinguishing characteristics that separate one tree species from another.