DL News Staff
A man driving a pickup truck was killed in a head-on collision with a semi tractor-trailer rig Tuesday morning on Becker County Road 2. The man's name and other details are being withheld pending notification of relatives. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to a news release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office. The crash occurred about 7:28 a.m. when the pickup truck went into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with the semi, driven by Shane Egge of Barnesville, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.15/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Friday, Sept. 9 At 9:13 a.m. a caller reported the theft of several items from a residence on the 34000 block of Borah Road in Detroit Lakes. At 4:03 p.m. a caller reported the theft of a tablet computer from the 25000 block of Bear Clan Drive in White Earth. At 4:55 p.m. a caller reported someone had run over and busted a skateboard, which had a value of $15, near the All in All gas station in Frazee. At 7 p.m. a caller reported the theft of an ATV from the 300 block of Plover Street in Audubon.
Just before 11 pm Thursday night the Becker County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident involving a train and a vehicle. An investigation revealed a 2016 Ford truck was northbound on Second Street in Lake Park when it struck and went over the bridge above the Burlington Northern Railroad. The truck came to rest near the railroad tracks and we then hit by a piece of the bridge guard rail, which had landed on the tracks.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting requests for proposals for competitive grant programs designed to increase economic opportunities for people of color, women, youth, people with disabilities and/or veterans. The new competitive programs are part of $35 million in equity funding that was approved by the Minnesota legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton in June. The goal of the funding is to address economic disparities and to make Minnesota a state where the economy works for everyone.
Dr. Kavya Koppula, a family medicine physician, has joined the Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic in Park Rapids, Minn. "As a family physician I like the fact that I'm able to help people of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics," says Dr. Koppula. "The best part about my practice is that I have the opportunity to promote preventive care by educating my patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle."
The State Patrol says a Wadena man was injured after leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing his motorcycle Friday a few miles northeast of Maplewood State Park. Blaine...
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Many 4-H'ers are coming home with ribbons from presenting at the Minnesota State Fair this year. Becker County had 24 youth exhibit projects during the General Encampment at the fair. There were four 4-H'ers who received purple ribbons; Tyler Tollefson in the Shooting Sports category, Breanna Moen for her speech given in Performing Arts, Myla Lewis on her Illustrated Presentation and Zeb and Mayla Lewis for their club's Community Pride project.