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Becker County flirted with 90 percent voter turnout in the general election Tuesday. Of the 18,961 registered voters in the county, 17,038 of them cast a ballot Tuesday. "Isn't that phenomenal?" asked County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen. "I don't know if that's a record or not, but it's got to be close." The big numbers meant election workers had their hands full Tuesday in Becker County. "It has been a very busy day," County Election Coordinator Renee Zok said Tuesday.
The general election is Tuesday, and all four major school districts in Becker County have candidates on the ballot, as do most cities. Lake Park-Audubon voters will also decide the fate of a building bond referendum. There is a race for Becker County Board, and for Otter Tail County Board, as well as for Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Area voters will help choose three Minnesota House members, a U.S. House member and a U.S. senator, as well as judges at several levels, and of course the U.S.
A new high school for grades 7-12 in Lake Park, and a renovated and expanded elementary school in Audubon -- that's the proposal that Lake Park-Audubon School District voters will either approve or reject in the general election Nov.
With Roses from Rotary, you can get in good with a loved one, and do something nice for young people at the same time. It's simple: You buy a dozen roses from the Detroit Lakes Morning Rotary Club for $16, and your money helps pay for things like scholarship programs in Detroit Lakes and Frazee, playground equipment, library books, an Internet leadership program, the Boys and Girls Club, and reading programs at local elementary schools. With more than a thousand dozen roses purchased each year, "we could have a miniature Rose Bowl Parade here," event co-chairwoman Sue Braun said with a la
Seven candidates are seeking three seats on the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. The top three vote-getters will win four-year terms. Two newcomers will be elected for sure, since current board members Rick Olson and Lori Bartunek did not file for re-election. In alphabetical order: Name: Bryan Anderson Age: 39 Occupation: farmer Family: Wife, Dawn; children Maegan, 13, Clay 10, and Jacob, 8. Home: Rural Lake Park (Cuba Township) Q: Do you support the school district's plan for facilities? If not, what do you think should be done? A: "I do support the school district's plan.
Does Lake Park-Audubon really need a new school? Who truly cares about the students? How can academic programs there be improved? Candidates for the Lake Park-Audubon School Board discussed these and many other issues at a candidate forum Wednesday. Incumbent Dale Binde is joined in the race by challengers Bryan Anderson, Dan Hughes, George Kohn, Monica LaPoint, Darrel Pederson and Carmen Walter. The top three vote-getters will win four-year terms on the school board. The 150-seat high school theater was packed for the event.
Whoever said 'don't look a gift horse in the mouth' was not at the Lake Park-Audubon School Board meeting Monday. Several prominent 'no' voters in the audience lambasted superintendent Dale Hogie over a clause in which Loren Jettvig would get paid for his gift of 53 acres, if the school district builds a new school there, but for some reason isn't still using the land in 20 years. Jettvig, a Lake Park farmer and developer, has agreed to give the LP-A district land for a new grade 7-12 school. If the clause was ever exercised, Hogie explained, "essentially, we'd be paying for the land tha
The law firm of Sprenger and Land says it has filed a civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S.
Detroit Lakes officials hope to implement a "whistle-free zone" on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad corridor by the end of the year -- but that timeline depends on how negotiations go with the railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration. "We're going to silence the train whistles, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from County Road 54 by Hidden Hills ... they'll start again by the Airport Road," said Detroit Lakes community Development Director Larry Remmen. "That's a pretty good stretch," he added.
Republican House 10B candidate Mark Murdock of Ottertail said he would work across party lines to get things done, while attempting to hold the line on taxes, while Republican House 9B candidate Dayna Olson hewed a consistently conservative line, as the two appeared at a candidate forum Tuesday in Detroit Lakes. DFL Reps.