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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.
Jim Abeler brought his campaign ambulance to Detroit Lakes Monday, emphasizing his expertise in health care and issues involving people with disabilities. The 16-year veteran of the Minnesota Legislature hopes...
A Park Rapids man was injured in a two-car crash Friday night on Highway 59 in Otter Tail County. Wayne K. Sorenson, 65, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. A passenger in the car, Diane M. Sorenson, 62, of Park Rapids, was not injured. The Sorensons were northbound on Highway 59 in a 2011 Honda CRV, following a 2000 GMC Sierra driven by an unidentified man. The Sierra tignaled to turn left onto 270th and turned into the oncoming traffic lane.
Steve Simon has been in the Minnesota Legislature for 10 years, and successfully shepherded through several major, bipartisan improvements to voting law, but his role model is someone who has been out of politics for 15 years — Joan Growe, who served as Minnesota secretary of state from 1975 to 1999 and was widely respected for her fairness and competence. “Elections are kind of my thing,” he said in an interview. “I’ve been passionate about the issue for the past 10 years.” Simon is the DFL-endorsed candidate for Secretary of State. If he wins, he will replace DFLer Mark Ritchie,
Five people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Highway 59 in Mahnomen County. Injured were Darla J. Kier, 56, of Waubun; Alec P. Worden, 22, of Mahnomen; Constance E. Nelson, 62, of Detroit Lakes; Cady L. Bellanger, 20, of Waubun; and Adrian D. Lund, under age 1, of Waubun. All suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m.
A Fargo man was injured in a rollover crash early Saturday morning on Highway 59 near Tee Lake Road in Otter Tail County. Myles M. Bosch, 51, of Fargo was northbound on Highway 59 and went off the road into the right ditch, according to the State Patrol. His 2014 Chevy Silverado vaulted over Tee Lake Road, then rolled in the ditch, landing upright on its wheels. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The crash was reported at 2:50 a.m.