DL News Staff
Employers are invited to apply for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) grant to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care, information technology and transportation. Approved employers will receive funds to offset their costs related to program development, related instruction and supplies. Employers can receive up to $5,000 for each registered apprentice.
The Minnesota Vikings, in partnership with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB), remind fans to be aware of counterfeit or fraudulent tickets circulating prior to Sunday's Division Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. These tickets are typically sold over the Internet or offered by ticket sellers near U.S. Bank Stadium on game days.
In November, the Minnesota unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. The state lost 4,000 jobs in November. Over the past year, Minnesota gained 34,566 jobs, an increase of 1.2 percent, while U.S. jobs grew 1.4 percent.
Grammy Award-winning country quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets , or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino .
It has been well documented how the cost of college—be it two-year or traditional four-year—has been increasing. In fact, according to a recent 2017 study by the College Board, cost increases are outpacing family income growth, as well as financial aid growth. That leaves families and students hurting and, many times, hard decisions need to be made as far as attending college goes. "Fortunately for those that aspire to college, Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars has been
Thursday, January 11 DLHS Winter Art Show: A reception for the students participating in this year's Detroit Lakes High School Winter Art Show will be held in the High School Media Center from 5 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All who are interested are welcome to attend. The show runs through Friday, Jan. 12. Becker County Republicans: The Becker County Republicans' January meeting will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Detroit Lakes City Administration Building (025 Roosevelt Ave.). Friday, January 12
A Detroit Lakes officer is on paid administrative leave after allegedly punching a man he's arrested a couple times in the past. Blake Sundvor (aka Blake Mastin), of Frazee, alleges he was punched by Detroit Lakes Police Sergeant Robert Strand at the Hub 41 restaurant in Detroit Lakes on Dec. 23 when he was off duty. An investigation is being led by Clay County to determine the validity of Sundvor's claims or what led up to the alleged punch.
Sunday, January 7 Pancake Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser with a choice of pancakes or French toast, sausage and a beverage, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. All are welcome. Knights Free Throw Competition: All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held at 1 p.m. in the Holy Rosary School Gymnasium (1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes).
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced the adjusted 2018 individual income tax brackets. For tax year 2018, the state's individual income tax brackets will change by 1.987 percent from tax year 2017. This annual adjustment will prevent taxpayers from paying taxes at a higher rate solely because of inflationary changes in their income.
The birthplace at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes welcomed the first baby of the New Year: Little Elizabeth Johanna Braun, who made her entrance into the world at 12:44 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2018. Elizabeth came into the world at seven pounds 4.7 ounces, 19 inches long. She is happy and healthy as she's getting used to the new world with her proud parents, Lisa and Chris Braun of Detroit Lakes. Lisa went into labor New Year's morning, and the delivery went well. This is the couple's third child.