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First-day enrollment numbers are up again in the Detroit Lakes School District. Total K-12 enrollment, including the Alternative Learning Center, is 3,010 students. That compares to 2,914 at this time...
A young bald eagle that seems to have trouble flying has been the pampered guest of property-owners on Turtle Lake for about a week. "He first showed up around the lake last weekend," said Karleen Mjolsness, who lives on the southwest corner of the lake. "He spent time with different people and they would feed him pieces of cut-up perch ... he doesn't seem to be frightened of us." He spent Wednesday night on the Mjolsness' deck. He likes salmon, but turned up his beak at the pieces of tilapia she offered.
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...
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred about 7 a.m. Thursday in Mahnomen County. Gordon A. Peterson, 78, of Mahnomen is listed in critical condition...
Hoping to avoid budget cuts, the Lake Park-Audubon school District is asking voters to extend a $136,000 excess operating levy that has been on the books for seven years. "It's really just a continuation of what we've been doing," said LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie. The operating levy expires this year, and the school board will have to find ways to cut $136,000 a year if voters reject the new referendum in November. If approved, the continued $197-per-pupil referendum will also be on the books for seven years.
Hoppy days are here for Betsy Steffl of Callaway: She's looking forward to harvesting her first crop of hops — those fragrant green cones that are so essential to crafting good beer. It's no secret to those passing by her father John's farm on Steffl Road, about two miles north of Callaway: The leafy vines are stretched out in the sunshine, reaching for the sky on 22-foot wires hung from a framework built on nine well-weathered utility poles. The thirsty vines lap up to 2 gallons of water a day, delivered to their roots by a gravity-fed drip irrigation system.
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...