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Warm temperatures and a stiff wind took the ice off Detroit Lake, Lake Sallie and most other area lakes on Thursday and Friday, a few days later than average. "It seems like a lot of ice left the lakes on April 23-24," said Assistant State Climatologist Peter Boulay. "It was warm and very windy, with a strong overnight wind.
Mark Greenig is a hard man to replace. The recently retired Detroit Lakes Community Education director was also the administrative chief of the Lincoln Education Center and its many programs -- Adult Basic Education/GED, Early Childhood Family Education, preschool Learning Readiness, high school driver's education, the Latchkey child-care program and even building rental. An ad-hoc school board committee has been trying to decide how to fill Greenig's shoes, and on Tuesday it whittled the list of options down to a final two -- either contract with the Community Center to manage community e
Five-year-old Brady Lake of Detroit Lakes has enough energy to power a small city, so it might surprise people to learn that a week after he was born, he had to have major surgery to fix a defective heart. Brady is the local spokesperson for this year's Start! Heart Walk May 14 at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. He appeared at a kick-off luncheon Tuesday at the Lodge on Lake Detroit with his mom, Luanna, dad, Mike, and older brother Jacob. "Everything was pretty normal the morning of Brady's birth," Luanna told about 30 team leaders and others at the luncheon.
For health care providers around the area, the emergency in Fargo-Moorhead started Thursday, when Ecumen decided to evacuate a large nursing home and residential living center. "I was worried we were going to have people on the floor with mattresses," said Janet Green, executive director of Emmanuel Community and regional director of Ecumen. But the Detroit Lakes community responded well to a call for beds, some of which were brought in by donors, including the local college, while others were picked up from residents by city street department trucks or by Emmanuel staff. Now Emmanuel ha
With parts of Fargo and Moorhead evacuating because of the flooding Red River, Becker County jumped into full emergency mode Friday. The National Guard Armory has cots and food on hand and is now open for displaced persons from Fargo-Moorhead, said Sheriff Tim Gordon. "We're now under the county's full emergency management plan," Gordon said. People willing provide housing for displaced persons, perhaps for an extended period of time, or provide a home for pets, should call the Becker County Emergency Operations phone number at 218-844-7053. "We're asking you not to call the sheriff's
Local officials have waded in and rolled up their sleeves to help with the flood fight in Fargo-Moorhead, and Becker County is now preparing to accept evacuees if necessary. Becker County Transit buses made four trips to Fargo-Moorhead today to pick up nursing home residents being evacuated as a safety precaution. Two Ecumen assisted living communities in Fargo and Moorhead evacuated 60 residents and sent them to Emmanuel Community, another Ecumen community in Detroit Lakes. At Emmanuel, the kitchen staff was gearing up to serve extra residents, and staff was looking to scrounge up addit
Be especially careful out there -- The recession has brought scam artists out in full force, sending letters with false checks, or false claims of lottery winnings; emails promising riches; phone calls fishing for private information for identity theft; even cell phone text messages. "We're seeing scams left and right -- ranging from the grandparents' scam to craigslist," said Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Tim Eggebraaten. "We're getting reports of scams three or four times a week," said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon.
A man who lost control of his Ford van and caused a 10-car accident in downtown Detroit Lakes on Tuesday suffers from a medical condition and will not face charges, but he may lose his license, according to Detroit Lakes Police Patrol Sgt. Chad Glander. The 10-vehicle accident with injuries was reported at 5:49 p.m. It begin when a 1993 Ford, driven by Terrill Mark Simonson, 59, of Detroit Lakes, rear-ended a 2002 Hyundai driven by Barbara Jean Magnuson, 46, of Vergas. She was shaken up in the collision and was treated on the scene.
Downtown Detroit Lakes looked like a demolition derby Tuesday evening after multiple vehicles were hit by an out-of-control Ford Econoline van, driven by a man who may have been suffering from medical problems. The 10-vehicle accident with injuries was reported at 5:49 p.m. It began when a 1993 Ford, driven by Terrill Mark Simonson, 59, of Detroit Lakes, rear-ended a 2002 Hyundai driven by Barbara Jean Magnuson, 46, of Vergas. She was shaken up in the collision and was treated on the scene.
The City of Mahnomen looked like an armed camp Wednesday morning following the shooting of a Mahnomen County deputy. The deputy, a 26-year-old, four-year veteran of the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department, was listed in critical condition and in surgery at 11 a.m. at MeritCare hospital in Fargo.