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A New York Mills man was injured Monday morning when his vehicle struck a semi that had pulled out onto Highway 10 in Otter Tail County. David P. Braukmann, 60, was transported to the Perham hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was eastbound on Highway 10 in a 2014 Chevy K15 pickup truck. His vehicle struck a 1995 Peterbilt Conventional semi that was pulling out from 505th Avenue to go west on Highway 10. The semi was struck from behind. The driver of the semi, Jerry B.
Former State Rep. Bill Kuisle has been out of politics for 10 years, but since last month, when he agreed to serve on the ticket with Republican-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Jeff...
Summertime drags its feet getting here and runs away fast in Minnesota. Better get out there and enjoy it while it lasts. Here are a half-dozen interesting day trips in the Detroit Lakes area. The $25 annual state park vehicle permit will get you into the parks, and may be the best investment you make this summer. La Salle Lake
She may come off as mild-mannered and soft-spoken, but Becker County Recorder Darlene Maneval is passionate about keeping good local service at the courthouse. And Maneval, who is retiring at the end of this year, also feels strongly about keeping elective county positions like the recorder, and the auditor-treasurer, elective, and not appointed by the county board. Good local service is important to Maneval.
A fugitive Level 3 sex offender from Detroit Lakes has been arrested and is now in jail in Billings, Mont. Robert Baca, 48, who was convicted of raping a Detroit Lakes woman in 1997, has skipped town at least twice before. He had served his prison time for the original offense and the subsequent offenses of fleeing supervisory control, and was on intensive supervised probation. His monitoring ankle bracelet had been removed May 28 as he advanced through the requirements of the program.
A one-car accident Sunday evening near Lake Park sent a Fargo resident to the hospital. Erna Nasic, 24, of Fargo, was westbound on Highway 10 east of Lake Park in a 2003 Ford Explorer when it left the roadway and crashed into the ditch. Nasic was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident was reported at 7:34 p.m. on dry four-lane blacktop. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
Filing closed Tuesday with the addition of several more candidates running for office in Becker County. There are four candidates for county recorder: In addition to Sandra (Sandee) Listul and Patricia Swenson, Darryl Hensel filed Monday and Karen Wenner filed Tuesday. Long-time Becker County Recorder Darlene Maneval did not file and plans to retire. There are three candidates for auditor-treasurer: Darin Halvorson, Mary E.
The Washington Avenue reconstruction project may go on yet this summer as planned. In spite of bids that came in some 50 percent higher than expected, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted not to reject the bids and start over. Instead, it directed city staff to prepare a more in-depth financial analysis, meet with Becker County staff and leadership, and make a final decision next Tuesday. The Washington Avenue reconstruction project will encompass the city’s main downtown business area.
Toby the black Labrador retriever probably didn’t have to lay down his life the day he was chased by a big black bear, but if he hadn’t, a human member of his family might be dead now. Toby, an 8-year-old, 95-pound black lab owned by John Wacker of Evergreen Township, was a friendly, smart dog. He loved to sneak off and play with the neighbor kids a half-mile away. And Wacker swears he could speak English, at least two words.
Bids came in much higher than expected for the Washington Avenue reconstruction project, so the Detroit Lakes City Council is going to have some decisions to make at a special meeting noon Tuesday at city hall. The council will be asked to consider rejecting the bids that were opened on May 22 and re-advertise for new bids. The engineer’s construction estimate was about $1.9 million and the low bid came in at about $2.7 million. “The bids came in very high,” said City Engineer Jon Pratt.