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Lowell Deede asked for some clarifications in the story about his voluntary study on Becker County rivers: There are, of course, more than 15 rivers in Becker County, but the study is focusing in the 14 rivers that leave the county boundaries and the one that enters Becker County. The story used the terms water clarity and quality interchangeably — Deede wants to make it clear that he is focusing only on water transparency, one part of the spectrum of water quality.
In light of dramatic price increases for EpiPen packs, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Mylan Pharmaceuticals for possible antitrust violations. Despite stable manufacturing costs, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has increased the price for a two-pack of EpiPens from $100 in 2008 to $500 today, with some reports of consumers paying $600 or more. EpiPen, an epinephrine auto-injector, is used to treat severe allergic reactions.
The finger-pointing has begun over the failure to reach an agreement on a special session this month. Minnesota lawmakers had been advised to keep their schedules clear for the third week of August--that's when a special session was expected to take place, if political leaders could work out a deal beforehand. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says DFL Gov. Mark Dayton blew up the deal by insisting on approval for the Southwest Light Rail project.
They're here. Zebra mussels have been found in Detroit Lake. DNR invasive species staff confirmed two juvenile zebra mussels and two adults at two locations about a mile apart on the south side of Big Detroit Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The zebra mussels were confirmed within the last week.
The good news is that the water quality of most of Becker County's 14 rivers is excellent. The bad news is that a few, which run through farm country in western Becker County, are in really dismal condition. We know this because of the volunteer efforts of Lowell Deede, a retired wildlife biologist who has taken it upon himself to launch what will become an eight-year study on the county's rivers.
Only one of the three incumbents up for reelection on the Detroit Lakes School Board filed to run again this year. Jackie Buboltz of East Shore Drive filed late Tuesday. Longtime school board members Tom Seaworth and Ladd Lyngaas did not file. In all, 10 people are running for Detroit Lakes School Board.
BY NATHAN BOWE firstname.lastname@example.org Last year was a great one for the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, which includes a big chunk of Becker County. The Buffalo-Red was awarded “watershed district...
Bad news for e-cigarette fans: Vape shop retailers can no longer give out free samples and are limited in their ability to mix e-liquids to create new flavors. It's all courtesy of the federal Food and Drug Administration, which has issued new regulations governing the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that converts liquid nicotine into a mist, or vapor, that the user inhales.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- Foul play is suspected in a Mahnomen County death reported Friday, Aug. 12, authorities say. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call just before...
Four people have so far filed for Detroit Lakes School Board. They are: Tim Wolfe, who lives on the 1200 block of Lake Avenue, John Steffl, of Steffl Road, Callaway,...