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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
Because of a mistake in the electronic counting process, Detroit Township results were counted twice in preliminary results in the recent primary election, but the mistake was caught before the...
Things are starting to ramp up again on airport extension plans at the Detroit Lakes-Wething Field Airport. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the $337,075 for infrastructure improvements at the airport. “I often use the Detroit Lakes-Wething Field Airport when flying across the district, so I understand the positive impact a runway extension could have,” Peterson said.
Ed Smith, owner of Eagle Feather Security, said one of his employees, Ray Roberts, was lucky not to be seriously injured after his Chevy Venture minivan collided with two buffalo at County Road 143 near the Waboose Lake Trail last week. “He’s very lucky; he said a buffalo went over the roof,” Smith said. “I towed it back for him to Pine Point; it’s a mess,” he said of the van. One of the buffalo was seriously injured and had to be put down by a tribal police officer who responded to the accident, Smith said. “It’s a real danger,” he said.
An Ogema woman faces felony charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of a man found lying on the roadway in Maple Grove Township Friday night. Jessica Marie Kilde, 33, of 46420 Highway 34, Ogema is accused in the death of her boyfriend, Richard Allen Baity, 41, also of rural Ogema. He was found lying about 160 feet from his driveway at 33322 370th Street about 10:30 p.m.
OGEMA, Minn. – Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in a small Becker County community. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office and the White Earth Tribal Police Department are investigating the death of a man, who officials haven’t identified, who was run over near 370th Street East in Ogema, authorities said. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Friday near Kay's Corner in Ogema.
Visitors to the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge should be aware that a dozen or more buffalo are roaming loose there. The bison haven’t been especially aggressive, but they are unpredictable...
Acting Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Mary Hendrickson scored a big win in the primary election Tuesday, coming in first with 1,437 votes, or 51 percent. Coming in second to clinch a spot on the General Election ballot Nov. 4 was Darin Halvorson, an accountant in the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. He received 755 votes, or 27 percent. The third candidate, Brant Mouw, collected 645 votes, or 23 percent.