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Good news for puppies and kittens in Minnesota: New state rules will for the first time require that breeders provide a healthy and safe environment. They will prevent animals from...
Pro Systems Corp. Group Health Plan has been ordered to repay more than $200,000 to clients for failing to disclose the use of health care fees, according to the U.S. Labor Department. A consent judgment entered in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has returned a total of $203,212 to clients of the Pro Systems Corp.
Thanks to good weather, good planning and hard work by the Detroit Lakes Jaycees, the Northwest Water Carnival has been wildly successful so far, with plenty of fun still to come. Sunshine and blue skies never hurt at Water Carnival time, co-admiral Nick Omberg said Monday. “The weather was perfect all week — that helps with everything,” he said. “It’s been going amazingly,” added co-admiral Tom Winters.
MENAHGA, Minn. – A woman found dead in a home here Saturday has been identified by law enforcement. Kelly Marie Lund, 32, of Detroit Lakes, was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. at a home on the 300 block of Third Street NW in Menahga, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
DALTON, Minn. – Police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man here who was found in the lake near his property Saturday night. Family found Douglas Koch in Tenmile Lake near his dock at around 8:50 p.m., according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
A 24-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested in Fergus Falls early Sunday morning after he allegedly stole a truck, drove it while drunk, and then attempted to break into another vehicle. Police say Jacob Syverson got into an argument at a wedding reception in Ottertail.
Jeff Johnson may be a Detroit Lakes native, but one of his opponents in the upcoming Republican primary for governor has a secret weapon – Dean Simpson. Simpson, the lieutenant governor candidate on the ticket with Kurt Zellers, owns Dean’s Country Market grocery stores in Perham and New York Mills, and was a popular three-term member of the Minnesota House from 2003 to 2009. He represented townships in Becker, Otter Tail and Wadena counties and rose to the position of assistant minority leader. “I kind of thought I was done with the political thing,” he said during a stop in Detroit
A zebra mussel has been found in Pickerel Lake near Cotton Lake in central Becker County, and the DNR plans to declare the lake infested on Thursday. Gary Thompson, owner of Tri-State Diving, said he found a solitary zebra mussel last week just off the public boat access on Pickerel Lake. Tri-State Diving uses Pickerel Lake for training new divers. “We only found one (zebra mussel) and we’re hoping that’s the only one,” Thompson said.
Lake Melissa was declared infested with zebra mussels last week, and that puts Becker County behind the 8-ball on invasive aquatic species. The county board is expected to review a 33-page draft AIS management plan at its next meeting on Tuesday.
Pelican Lake has had zebra mussels for five years now, and a resident there had this to say about the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa: It gets...