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Pamphlets and newspaper commentary by opponents of the proposed school building bond in Lake Park-Audubon have been giving public officials fits. The amount of misinformation being put out is getting ridiculous -- worse than previous referendum campaigns, said LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie. Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen is unhappy with a recent pamphlet that attributes information to "the Becker County Auditor" when it didn't actually come from him. And he is conducting an internal investigation to see if anyone from his office was the source for a recent column by Jim Lun
Three people were injured in a broadside accident Friday afternoon on Highway 10 near Frazee. According to the State Patrol, a 1993 GMC Suburban, stopped at a stop sign on County Road 10 on the west edge of Frazee, pulled out in front of a 2000 Dodge Caravan that was westbound on Highway 10. The Suburban was driven by Nathan W. Lacey, 18, of Frazee, who suffered no apparent injuries, according to the State Patrol. The Caravan was driven by Robert A, Lind, 50, of Perham. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, as did two passengers in his vehicle, Mariann I.
Filing for elective offices opens Tuesday and closes June 1 at the Becker County Auditor-Treasurer's Office in the Courthouse. County positions Becker County positions up for election this year are: Commissioner Districts 2 and 4, currently held by District 2 Commissioner Harry Salminen and District 4 Commissioner John Bellefeuille. Salminen has said he will retire from the board.
Several Detroit Lakes residents have fallen prey to scams in the past week or so, and the police department is warning residents to be especially wary of unsolicited calls and letters. Patrol Sgt.
With sandbags protecting Highway 10 from the lapping waters of Boyer Lake, the Buffalo-Red River Watershed is moving fast to build an outlet. The lake, which has been rising for years, is located about two miles east of Lake Park.
It's a one-time opportunity, but it could also be a double-edged sword. The opportunity to have the federal government shave more than $10 million off the cost of a school construction project in Lake Park-Audubon will likely inspire some of the people who voted "no" in the last five elections to finally vote "yes." But if the $21.1 million building bond referendum fails -- times are still tough, after all -- it may kill not just the new school, but the district itself. Supporters will feel there's no community support and no hope of things ever improving, and the district could slip in
A two-car accident Monday resulted in an Audubon woman going to the hospital by ambulance. The crash occurred about noon at the junction of highways 10 and 59 in Detroit Lakes.
In his soft spoken way, Lee Byberg is out to steal Collin Peterson's seat in the U.S. House, and he's doing it with a thick Norwegian accent and a touring bus reminiscent of Paul Wellstone. Byberg comes by the accent naturally.
You can excuse Robin Turnwall for thinking it might be a sign from God. The rural Richwood man was on his way home from a church meeting late Wednesday evening when he saw a spectacular fireball light up the night sky. "That was really cool," he said. "I have never seen anything that amazing. It had orange and yellow and a little reddish stuff in it. It was obviously not totally combusted when coming down." The fireball was much larger than a typical meteor, and as it passed over Minnesota it had "a really long tail," Turnwall said.
Area firefighters responded to several house fires in the past few days. A fire at 14351 260th Ave., in rural Detroit Lakes caused an estimated $240,000 loss to a house that had just been purchased, according to Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson. The fire was reported at 1:14 a.m. Sunday. The new owners had not yet moved in, but had been at the residence earlier to do some painting and other prep work. No space heaters were being used. "It was an accidental fire, but we have not confirmed what started it.