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The City of Detroit Lakes Public Works Department will be removing snow tonight, Thursday, Jan.
For the third year in a row, Detroit Lakes Newspapers has won the prestigious Mills Trophy, given annually to the best weekly newspaper in Minnesota. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead received...
Hospice of the Red River Valley in Detroit Lakes will open at noon today (Monday).
An estimated 96 Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains per day travel through Lake Park, Audubon, Detroit Lakes and Frazee, many of them hauling tanker cars full of shale oil from...
A group of city-owned utilities in western Minnesota — including Detroit Lakes, Lake Park and Moorhead — is looking at an unusual source of new power: A “pumped storage” hydroelectric project along the Missouri River in south central South Dakota. “It’s a huge project — it will take a number of utilities coming together to make it happen,” said Bill Radio, public relations director for Missouri River Energy Services.
Fire destroyed a home off County Road 37 near Shell Lake Wednesday afternoon. Nobody was injured in the fire, but a cat is missing. The two-story wood-frame house is owned by the Mike Brun family. Four people were living there, but nobody was home at the time of the blaze, according to Carsonville Fire Chief Roger Wilson. The fire was reported by a passerby about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The home is located about 20 miles east of Detroit Lakes. “By the time we got there it was already burning through the roof,” Wilson said.
Becker County has stepped back — at least for now — from a joint powers agreement that would have created a public health consortium with neighboring counties. The Becker County Board voted Tuesday to rescind its modified version of the joint powers agreement, after it failed to find acceptance by the other counties. Becker County Administrator Jack Ingstad said there were too many unanswered questions concerning the joint powers agreement at a recent teleconference of county officials.
Several new laws went into effect on the first of this year, courtesy of the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. Here’s how the new laws affect you. If you are a juvenile felon age 16 or 17: Your electronic court records will no longer be open to the public. That’s the good news. The bad news is the new law only limits access to electronic records. It will not affect public access to your court hearings or paper records.
Bail was set at $1 million with conditions, or $2 million without conditions, for a Ponsford man accused of setting the house fire that killed his girlfriend. Charles James Jones, 48, made his first appearance Thursday in Becker County District Court. He is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in the Dec.
Artist Paul Eppling has a whimsical eye for what most people would consider junk — and it shows itself in fantastical creations, large and small. His 30-foot long piece “Security...