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The DNR is planning to remove a dam at the outlet of Shell Lake and replace it with natural rock rapids, allowing fish to move in and out of the lake through the Shell River. But don't worry — the water level of Shell Lake will remain the same, said Nathan Olson, area fisheries supervisor in the DNR's Detroit Lakes' office. "We are not changing the water level of Shell Lake," he said. "We will stick with the run-out elevation established in the 1950s."
It was all about the teamwork: State lawmakers were impressed when Mahnomen County, the City of Mahnomen and the White Earth Reservation joined together to answer Gov. Mark Dayton's call to address economic disparity in Minnesota. The result: Initial funding of $500,000 and ongoing annual funding of $125,000. The program: Business incubator support for budding entrepreneurs called the White Earth Integrated Businesses Development System.
Three people were injured when a Jeep and a Chevy Impala collided at Highway 10 and County Road 60 between Frazee and Perham in Otter Tail County Friday. According to the State Patrol, the 2006 Jeep was traveling eastbound on County Road 60. The 2015 Impala was traveling westbound on Highway 10. They collided in the westbound lanes of Highway 10. The driver of the Impala, Ann M. Klein, 77, of Palisade, and a passenger, Jean T. Thompson, 82, of New York Mills, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Thompson was taken to Perham Memorial Hospital. The Impala was totaled.
Three people were injured when a Jeep and a Chevy Impala collided at Highway 10 and County Road 60 between Frazee and Perham in Otter Tail County Friday. According to...
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.