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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
ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed Executive Order 15-10 , which requires the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to stop the practice of radio collaring moose in...
Look for slow-moving traffic on Highway 10 West, especially on Friday afternoons, as the current four-lane corridor will narrow to two lanes for much of the summer construction season. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout the construction process, said MnDOT District 4 Public Affairs Director Jerimiah Moerke. Major elements of the project will start in May, but minor work such as brush removal has already started. A message board is going up to inform motorists of what to expect. Traffic may also bottleneck a bit on Highway 59, since a new bridge is being built there
Fourth-graders from across the area may leave the Kent Freeman Arena with a serious case of water on the brain after experiencing the first ever Lake Country Water Festival this Tuesday. The city of Detroit Lakes and other sponsors are pulling out all the stops: They lined up 19 presenters, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, which will give its “Water Talk” to groups of 100 kids at a time in the adjoining arena, said Erin Ryding, lab director for the Detroit Lakes water and wastewater department. “Basically we want to teach the kids about water consciousness, water use, everythin
The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says one person has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing in a home invasion and robbery Saturday night in which multiple suspects entered a residence and tied up the occupants at gunpoint. The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. In a news release, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office said it would not release any other information at this time and will provide more information later. If anyone has information about the home invasion, they are asked to call the sheri
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