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The numbers are in, and it won’t be cheap to fill in basements at four downtown Detroit Lakes locations. About a century ago, downtown businesses on Washington Avenue were heated with steam from the city power plant. Most of those steam pipes ran through basements that extended out about five feet, and so were essentially under the sidewalk. The steam is long gone, but the pipes and extended basements still exist in four businesses on the avenue’s 800 block —Price’s Fine Jewelry, Barbara’s Hair-N-Body Care, TLC Companies Inc.
There’s a new event, with exhibitions and seminars, coming to the area, called the ecoExpo. What’s it all about? Check out these seminars: Do you love honeybees? Learn about beekeeping, plus stressors such as parasites, habitat loss, pesticides and pathogens that may be causing drastic declines in the bee population. Is your pet itchy and miserable?
The Detroit Lakes City Council approved a preliminary levy increase of just under 6 percent Tuesday, but thanks to a growing tax base, the actual impact on taxpayers will be just under 4 percent, according to Alderman Ron Zeman. Every 1 percent increase in the tax levy raises about $40,000, so two items in the budget essentially account for the increase: The city hired a new police officer and will dedicate an officer to a new regional drug and violent crime task force. The cost of salary, benefits and special equipment for the undercover officer is about $90,000, said City Administrator
The Detroit Lakes area received 1.75 inches of rain in the thunderstorm that swept through the region last night, according to a weather station maintained by KDLM Radio in Detroit Lakes. There were isolated instances of street flooding considered normal with that much rainfall, but no reports of washouts or serious damage in Detroit Lakes and throughout Becker County, according to the police and sheriff’s departments. Several structure fires were reported, but it’s not clear if they were caused by lightning or related to the storm. &n
Sean Lathrop, 32, is the new EMS and security manager at Essentia St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes. He’s both because the emergency medical technicians are now doing security work, and...
Minnesotans are getting older, and costs for caring for seniors and the disabled are going to rise fast. The state needs to act now to get ahead of the coming “age wave” by providing a stable funding source to pay for care, says State Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley. He proposes to pay for the increase by extending the Social Security payroll tax beyond the income limit of $113,000. The state would reap the additional tax for a Minnesota social security fund to pay for senior care and the disabled. “The longer we wait, the worse it’s going to get,” he said.
Planning to run the half-marathon again next year and hoping to improve your results? Check out this training program developed by legendary marathoner Dick Beardsley. Day 1 starts with an...
Going after paddlefish is a lot different than going after a walleye, but once you drag one of those prehistoric monsters onto shore, you’re hooked. Just ask Dennis and Brenda Ahlfs of Detroit Lakes, who have been traveling to Montana and North Dakota in search of paddlefish for eight or nine years. “We’ve gone every year since we’ve started,” said Brenda.
A Rochert-area woman was injured in a SUV-semi crash at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 59 in Detroit Lakes Wednesday afternoon. According to the accident report, a GMC Terrain driven by Diane Peters, 71, was making a right-hand turn onto Highway 10 into town. She made a wide turn and sideswiped a semi truck, eastbound on Highway 10. The semi driver, Kelly Wiegel, 47, of West Fargo, wasn’t hurt. Peters had to be extricated from the Terrain and was taken by ambulance to Essentia St.
Due to fire hydrant repairs in Detroit Lakes, Willow Street , between Phinney Avenue and Rossman Avenue, will have one traffic lane closed starting at 8 a.m. today through Tuesday afternoon. Willow Street is still open to thru traffic, but drivers must go slowly. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. Tweets by @DLNewspapers