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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.
In the 7th Judicial District, which includes Becker County, incumbent Judge Steven J. Cahill faces three challengers: Cheryl R. Duysen, an assistant Clay County attorney; Terry Graff, a Social Security...
Moorhead, MN—Two prominent Moorhead-area leaders are throwing their weight behind Jeff Johnson’s bid for governor. Citing the special concerns of border cities, Moorhead City Councilwoman Brenda Elmer and Moorhead businessman Steve Scheel, President of Scheels, urged Minnesotans to vote for Republican endorsed candidate for Governor Jeff Johnson. “Jeff Johnson understands the importance of a competitive small business, which is magnified in border communities like ours.
Three candidates for the Becker County auditor-treasurer position – Darin Halvorson, Mary Hendrickson and Brant Mouw – faced off at a candidate forum Tuesday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. With about 60 people packed into the meeting room there, the candidates played to a full house. Asked whether there was a backlog of accounts receivable in the auditor-treasurer’s office, Mouw said that was a better question for Halverson and Hendrickson, who already work in the auditor-treasurer’s office. But with extensive accounting, business and management experience, Mouw said he is famil
Filing closes on Tuesday, and so far all five incumbents on the Detroit Lakes City Council have filed for re-election. Incumbents Dave Aune, Dan Wenner and G.L. Tucker filed earlier. Madelyn Sukke and Al Brevik, both aldermen-at-large, have also both filed for re-election. No one has filed to run against them. Time is running out for those interested in running for open city and school board seats to file for an affidavit of candidacy. Filing closes Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.
Don’t look now, but there’s a primary election on Tuesday. That’s right, this Tuesday. It may not feel right, in the middle of all the summer activity in lakes country,...
Things are a whirlwind of activity on Detroit Mountain as the new four-seasons park comes together. It’s on track to be open for skiing, tubing and snowboarding this winter. On a recent visit, grading work was going on for the two-tiered parking area east of the lodge, while on the other side of the building a crane was being hauled out after helping set up a 19,000-pound drive carriage assembly for one of the two triple chair lifts. Newly-erected steel towers for the chair lifts marched up the mountain. The towers are of varying size, with the tallest about 37 feet.
Jeff Johnson, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, has raised $169,595 since the June 16 campaign finance report, a huge shot in the arm for his campaign, since he was then down to about $33,000 cash on hand. Since Jan.