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The budget ax is falling on Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, and birds and their human friends will be the biggest losers. Hamden Slough, a long, narrow 3,400-acre strip of land located north of Audubon and stretching up a few miles west of Callaway, will lose its small staff Feb. 20 to a national belt-tightening effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Refuge Manager Mike Murphy and assistant Mary Hendrickson will be absorbed into the Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District Office on Tower Road.
Becker County Deputy Tim Haverkamp has been on paid administrative leave since Oct.
The kids from Faith Christian School stole the show Tuesday at a live nativity show south of Detroit Lakes. Students and other kids played all the major roles -- Mary, Joseph, the wise men, even baby Jesus, and they also dressed as shepherds and angels. Today (Wednesday) it will be the adults' turn, as Faith Free Lutheran members put on a Live Nativity presentation 6-8 p.m. today in a building long used to process maple sugar . The farm is located 11 miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, then right on County Road 31, second place on the right.
If at first you don't succeed... The Lake Park-Audubon School Board will give district residents another chance to approve a facilities plan that was shot down by voters in November. On Monday, the board unanimously agreed to set a building bond election May 8 for the $26.2 million project. If approved, a new grades 7-12 building will be built in Lake Park, and the elementary school in Audubon will receive a renovation that includes a combination of remodeling and new construction. The school district currently operates a K-6 school in Audubon and a 7-12 school in Lake Park for about 6
A district judge has ordered that Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams will be granted access to grand jury testimony, but is not entitled to a word-for-word transcript of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in felony first- and third-degree assault charges being filed against him last month. District Judge Mark Hansen also ordered that Adams be provided with a copy of the instructions that were given to the grand jury by the county attorney. A pretrial hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. Jan.
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams pleaded innocent to felony assault charges Monday at an omnibus hearing in Becker County District Court. He was represented by criminal defense attorney Peter B. Wold of Minneapolis, who asked for a transcript of the grand jury proceedings that resulted in the charges against Adams. He also asked for a transcript of the county attorney's explanation of possible charges to the grand jury, prior to its determination of charges. Adams was indicted by the Becker County grand jury Nov.
The infantry captain who commands Army National Guard troops based in Detroit Lakes, Bemidji and Alexandria believes the Guard is making progress in its corner of Anbar Province, Iraq. Adam Gilbertson commands Able Company, 2-136th (In) Combined Arms Battalion. "The past eight months have been challenging for all of us, but I continue to be impressed with the professionalism of the soldiers in our company," he said in a news bulletin sent to families and the media. "They have worked incredibly hard during this deployment and they continue to perform every mission to the highest possible
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams won a court skirmish last week when a judge dropped a harassment restraining order against him on behalf of two children, a 10-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old boy. They are the children of Mark Rothschadl of rural Ogema and Terri Anderson of White Earth Lake. The two are now divorced and Anderson is the "significant other" of Adams. Rothschadl obtained the harassment protection order -- for himself and his two children -- after a Sept.
Good news for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center -- thanks to a major donation by an anonymous Detroit Lakes couple, its endowment fund is up to $130,000. An additional $15,000 has been committed to the endowment, but not yet paid. "Our absolute goal is to grow the endowment in excess of $1 million," said Community Center CEO Stu Omberg.