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A longtime Becker County deputy has been promoted to investigator. Daniel Skoog has been a patrol deputy with the sheriff's office for more than 14 years. He spent a year as a Park Rapids police officer prior to that. He earned his law enforcement degree from Alexandria Technical College. He and his wife, Tina, have eight children, from newborn to age 11. They live in the Wolf Lake area. "It's something I've always wanted to do," Skoog said of becoming an investigator. "It's different than patrol work.
Becker County may consider issuing bonds to pay for highway projects. Board Chairman Larry Knutson said Clay County is going that route, and it could make sense for Becker County as well, for several reasons: Interest rates are low and that makes it inexpensive to borrow money.
The owners of the new Great Clips salon in Detroit Lakes are no strangers to the Minneapolis-based chain -- it's their ninth Great Clips location. Emily Wilcox of Fargo and Cary Schilling of Minneapolis are the owners. "My business partner, Cary, started his first Great Clips in Grand Forks in 1992," Wilcox said. "And we've expanded so we have two locations in Grand Forks, five in Fargo-Moorhead and one in Bismarck -- that's where Cary is from." The Great Clips in Detroit Lakes opened Nov.
It's not too late to get the flu vaccine, and it looks like an increasingly good idea -- because it appears we are heading for a rough influenza season. "The news flash is it's going to be a virulent flu season this year," said Ronda Stock, who heads the Becker County Community Health Department. The flu season is generally considered to start in September and run through May, with the peak season in December, January and February, said Dr.
Dance Team is not for the faint of heart. The 16 varsity girls and 16 junior varsity girls on the Detroit Lakes Dance Team practice for two hours after school Monday through Thursday, get up early for a 6:30 a.m, Friday practice, and spend long Saturdays at invitational competitions. Most of them also spend evenings at private dance studios, when they aren't at long late-night rehearsals for the high school musical. No wonder Detroit Lakes varsity dance coach Britton Ramsey compares dance families to hockey families -- always away from home. And no wonder physical therapy exercises
The Detroit Lakes Police Department wants people to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. Detroit Lakes Police Investigator Tami Hunt says the bills are mainly counterfeit $20s, but in recent days the department has also received bills in the $10, $50, and $100 denominations. Unlike some earlier counterfeits that made the rounds, these bills are easily detected with the use of a counterfeit detector pen, she said. The bills look genuine at first glance, but they don't feel genuine, and they lack watermarks and security strips, she said. The police department has received at least
The Becker County Sheriff's Office has a new chief deputy. And the county is going to be looking for a new highway engineer. Those and a number of other personnel changes were approved Tuesday by the Becker County Board. John Seiling, a longtime investigator for the sheriff's office, was named chief deputy. He fills the vacancy left by Kelly Shannon, who was named sheriff for the remaining two years of Tim Gordon's term. The county board also authorized Shannon to fill the investigator's position and backfill any vacancy caused by an internal promotion.
Looking for some incentives to shop in Detroit Lakes this holiday season? Take a look at the Detroit Lakes Newspapers' Christmas Card Giveaway -- nearly $7,000 in cash and gift certificates will be given away to reward people for shopping locally. Five local banks (First Security, Bell State, Midwest, Bremer and American National) chipped in $1,000 apiece to make the promotion work. The 38 local businesses participating in the campaign sweetened the pot by each contributing two $25 gift certificates. The money and gift certificates are given away in weekly drawings starting Friday and
It might seem odd to describe a powwow as being cozy, but there was just a good, warm feeling coming from the Holmes Ballroom in the Detroit Lakes Community Center on Saturday. Maybe it's because people weren't there for the money, they were there for the fellowship -- just like the old days before dancers and drum groups expected payouts for performing at powwows. "Don't talk to me about money," said Bill Paulson of Naytahwaush, one of the organizers.
A nontraditional Catholic organization has offered to confirm a Barnesville 17-year-old after he was denied confirmation because of his support for gay marriage. "I did speak to the father of the young man and let them know the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest would be happy to confirm the young man if he is interested in doing so," said Bishop James Wilkowski, of Chicago. The family of Lennon Cihak says the Rev.