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Move over Mahube-Otwa and the City of Detroit Lakes, Becker County is now considering the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation to take over its housing program. “We’ve been looking at Mahube and Detroit Lakes and are still considering Detroit Lakes, but we’ve had some really good conversations with MMCDC,” said County Administrator Jack Ingstad. The county has a wide variety of housing, from 25 houses scattered across Detroit Lakes, Audubon, Callaway, Lake Park and Frazee to a 12-unit townhome development in Detroit Lakes for formerly homeless families. It also runs the
Patrons at KFC restaurant got a jolt Saturday evening when a minivan hit the northwest side of the building. The driver of the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country, a 17-year-old Ogema girl, was not injured in the accident. She told police she had pulled into a parking space there, then decided to leave, but forgot to put the van into reverse, then panicked and hit the accelerator harder, sending the van into the side of the building. A customer, Ely Reiss Despiegler, was sitting with his back to the wall where the vehicle hit, and the impact caused him to be pushed forward in his seat, acc
Due to rail maintenance, Willow Street in Detroit Lakes will be closed at the Canadian Pacific Railroad Crossing between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Motorists will be required to use an alternate route during this time.
Two people were hurt in a two-car crash this morning on Highway 10 in Otter Tail County. According to the State Patrol: The crash was reported about 6:30 a.m. when...
Last year was good for beef farmers and dismal for crop farmers. That was the essence of an analysis on farm income conducted jointly by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and University of Minnesota Extension. Strong prices and lower costs brought record profits to many Minnesota livestock farmers in 2014, while crop producers saw earnings deteriorate for the second consecutive year. Researchers pointed to signals that both livestock and crop producers, however, will face tougher times this year. The median income for crop farms was $17,003, down from $48,120 in 2013 and $2
When the snow melts and the dead grasses from last year dry out, it’s wildfire season in Minnesota. And when the wind blows hard, the combination is enough for the...
By Dave Orrick / St.
Area lawmakers disagreed Monday on whether Minnesota should implement universal public education for 4-year-olds any time soon. The controversy follows a proposal by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to spend $348...
You never know when somebody might need CPR. Holly Ward, a certified CPR instructor with St. Mary’s EMS, was flying to Hawaii with her husband when an elderly passenger suffered a cardiac event. She and her husband, a nurse anesthetist, performed CPR on the woman, fending off unwanted advice and directions from people who didn’t know what they were talking about – a common occurrence when giving CPR, she said. She learned an airline flight was not a good place to have a medical emergency. “The airlines are not prepared for it at all,” she said. “No one was trained.
A missing Mahnomen man has returned home. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office earlier today issued a news release seeking the public’s help in locating Robert Leroy Yost, 75. The sheriff’s...