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The owner of Lucky Dog Boarding and Training Center in Detroit Lakes believes that the Asian dog flu has spread to Minnesota. Linda Wiedewitsch said she expects tests to eventually confirm that the dog flu that caused her to largely shut down her facilities for three weeks last month was in fact the H3N2 virus, which first appeared in the U.S. in the Chicago area and has since spread to several states. “It has run its course and all dogs are now well, but we believe that we probably had that here at Lucky Dog; we’re waiting on tests,” she said.
The talks were cordial and frank, but there was no major breakthrough in the impasse between the Minnesota DNR and the city of Detroit Lakes over the development of the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel project near the city beach. The developer, city staff and the DNR did agree to talk again, however, which they did on Thursday.
A 2002 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School and his wife were both in Nepal when the big earthquake struck, and both remain there helping those in need. Tom Zearley and Amelia Lyons are both environmental engineers who, as graduate students in Colorado, fell in love on a trip to Nepal as part of their grad school work. Both made several trips to Nepal before settling there in September when Tom was hired by the United States Agency for International Development. Amelia, who is from California, experienced one earthquake when she was young. “It feels like the ground is liquid – it’
One reason there seems to be so many grass fires this year is that there were so few last spring. The 12-county Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire district,...
A former Frazee police chief, who left town under a cloud five years ago, now faces three felony charges in Colorado. Michael Lorsung, 45, is accused of misusing his position as town marshal of De Beque, Colo., to sell a patrol vehicle donated to the police department and pocket $5,000. He has been charged with felony theft, embezzlement of public property and forgery, in addition to misdemeanor counts of first-degree official misconduct and second degree perjury, according to The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction. Lorsung was fired on April 8. In what was his second stint
A Ulen girl was taken to the Detroit Lakes Hospital after losing control of her car near Lake Park on Highway 10. According to the State Patrol, around 9:20 p.m...
This part of Minnesota is the driest in the state, and Becker County is among those listed being in “severe drought” by the U.S.
There are two temporary road closures in Detroit Lakes, due to water main repairs: Morrow Avenue from Grant Street to Highway 59 South will be closed until further notice, and West Main Street from West Avenue to Highway 59 South will be closed until Friday, according to the Detroit Lakes Public Works Department.
When the emergency pager went off just after 7 p.m. Sunday about a grass fire in Lake Park, Fire Chief Vance Larson looked out his front door, saw the flames and shook his head. “I could see right away it was more than a grass fire,” he said.
In a bid to avoid a possible DNR lawsuit against the city of Detroit Lakes, the commissioner of the Minnesota DNR wants to have a conference call with the mayor and the developer of the new hotel project near City Beach to come up with a development plan acceptable to all. City Attorney Charlie Ramstad said the city received the letter from DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday, and the mayor is willing to participate in the conference call, but he’s not sure if developer Troy Hoekstra will join the discussion. “Realistically, we don’t have anything to discuss unless the developer is i