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Last week’s unseasonably warm weather was something of a challenge, and the snow-making equipment has been getting a workout, but the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is open for business, with ski slopes, terrain park and tubing hill open and ready for action. “The terrain park opened (Sunday),” said general manager Jeff Staley. “That was our big ribbon-cutting ceremony.
As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a...
A motorist died Monday afternoon after fleeing a traffic stop, leading officers on an 11-mile chase, then smashing head-on into an unoccupied squad car at the junction of Highway 59...
The Minnesota jobs machine just keeps on chugging away. Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The state has gained 51,065 jobs in the past year, including more than 35,000 jobs in the past four months. Total jobs in the state are up 1.8 percent in the past year, compared with a U.S. growth rate of 2 percent during that period. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Minnesota fell to 3.7 percent in November, well below the U.S.
Jacob Neufeld has done mission trips in the past, building schools and libraries in Jamaica, homes for refugees in Russia, and even community toilets in Liberia. But a recent two-week...
There were some serious setbacks along the way towards raising $7 million to making the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area a reality, but the passion and enthusiasm of a core group of believers made it happen. Mark Fritz and Mike Hutchinson, owners of Lakeshirts, were interested in buying the Detroit Mountain property from the time the ski area first closed, Fritz said.
Want to learn to ski or snowboard, and have fun doing it? Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is the place for you. The mountain has partnered with Snow Operating, LLC, a snowsports instruction consulting company based in Vail, Colo., this winter to initiate Terrain Based Learning practices. Last weekend, representatives from the Professional Ski Instructors of America and Terrain Based Learning arrived from ski resorts in Colorado and California to conduct the training for 40 Detroit Mountain instructors. “It’s not often you see a new ski school rise up,” said Paul Bowman, an examine
WADENA, Minn. -- One man was killed and another seriously injured when the car they were in crossed over the center line and struck a semi head-on near here early Saturday morning. Gabriel Kemp, 23, of Bluffton was killed. He was the passenger in car driven by 22-year-old Tyler Langer of Wadena, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Langer was driving an Oldsmobile Alero northbound when it crossed over the center line of Highway 71 south of Wadena and struck a southbound Volvo semi driven by 31-year-old Jovanny Vega of Chicago. Langer was seriously injured.
Lakeside Tavern owner Chet Collins wants to make some beer. And now he’ll be able to – up to 3,500 barrels a year of homemade beer.
The Detroit Lakes City Council approved a 6 percent levy hike Tuesday, but thanks to the magic of a growing tax base, property owners will only see an increase of about 1 percent on their tax bill next year. That amounts to $3.31 per year on a $100,000 home, and $19.58 on commercial real estate valued at $250,000. The city levied about $3.9 million this year and will increase that by some $233,000 next year to about $4.2 million. City Finance Officer Pam Slifka ran through the numbers at a truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday during the city council meeting. Thanks to new construction