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FRAZEE, Minn. – A woman was injured here when her vehicle rolled off Highway 10 Sunday night. Taylor Burm, 20, of Superior, Wis., was traveling east on Highway 10 at about 7:40 p.m. when her 2008 Pontiac G6 struck an unknown object in the road, causing her to skid off the road, a Minnesota State Patrol report said. The vehicle ended up on its roof in a ditch on the side of the highway. Burm was transported to St.
Because of the permeable soil and low-lying, relatively fast-moving aquifer in the Straight River area, retired DNR hydrologist Bob Merritt says Enbridge couldn’t have chosen a worse route across this part of the state for its Sandpiper crude oil pipeline. Merritt was involved in several major studies of the glacial outwash plain comprising the Straight River basin and surrounding areas as a DNR hydrologist, and his findings made him so passionate on the issue that he “came out of retirement” for the first time in four years to talk publically about an environmental issue. Merritt worked
Feeling down? This should cheer you up: Minnesota has been ranked the No. 2 happiest state in the nation. Compiled by WalletHub, the 2014 Most and Least Happy States in...
The buffalo are no longer roaming in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, a small herd of 15 to 20 bison that escaped from a neighboring farm last month has been culled...
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.
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.