DL News Staff
Tuesday, Dec. 19 At 8:14 a.m. a caller reported the theft of a wallet from Detroit Mountain. At 2:35 p.m. a caller reported her son's meds had been stolen from the 1100 block of McKinley Avenue in Detroit Lakes. At 4:10 p.m. a pickup parked on the 21000 block of Highway 14 in Callaway was reportedly damaged. At 7:12 p.m. a sim card was reportedly stolen from a phone on the 1300 block of Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. Wednesday, Dec. 20
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.33/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.43/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Breaking with the trend from previous months, new listings across Minnesota fell in November, dropping almost 7 percent from last November, from 5,411 to 5,035. Since October 2017, new listings hitting the market have fallen 35 percent from 7,804 in October to 5,035 in November, pointing to a seasonal cooling of the listing market around the holidays. During this period, home values continued to rise when compared to this time last year and remained steady from October numbers.
Minnesota's estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2016 is at its lowest rate since the measurement started in 1973. According to the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, the state had an estimated 3.4 OSHA-recordable nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time-equivalent (FTE) workers in 2016. The estimated rate for 2015 was 3.5 cases per 100 FTE workers. The survey estimated Minnesota had 73,600 workers with OSHA-recordable nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016, compared to 75,000 estimated cases for 2015.
Sunday, December 31 Family New Years Eve Bash: The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center located at 826 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, will host its annual Family New Year's Eve Bash from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the pool, The Backyard, games, hot dogs and more! Call the DLCCC at 218-844-4221 for more information.
Sunday, December 24 Humane Society Sleigh Rides: The Humane Society of Lakes will host its 6th Annual Sleigh Ride Fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. at JF Stables, located at 21168 Klein Road, Detroit Lakes. Come enjoy sleigh rides, pony rides, buggy rides, a bonfire with s'mores, Christmas cookies, beverages, and refreshments; you can also bring your own sled to play on the hills. Admission is $10 for adults — or you can bring one item from the Humane Society's wish list (visit www.hsofthelakes.org and click on "Donations" for details).
Christmas Eve at the Lakes
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.34/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.41/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Being fiscally responsible and filling up at the most competitively-priced gas station is a no-brainer, but when it comes to truly saving money on fuel, it starts the moment the key hits the ignition. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking is the quickest way to waste gas and can lower gas mileage by as much as 40 percent.
Essentia Health is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has authorized a major strategic planning effort to positively impact the way care is delivered at its downtown Duluth campus and enhance the patient and staff experience.