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That bright red stripe that adorns the outside of the Detroit Lakes Burger King used to be lit with 150 feet of florescent light bulbs. Now it's lit courtesy of new LED bulbs. The roof used to be blue, now it's black, and much of the exterior has been redone in reddish earth tones. It's all part of a remodeling project that is part of a chain-wide effort to upgrade Burger King's look.
Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man in connection with a double shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Detroit Lakes. DETROIT LAKES -- Ronald Matthew Quiceno, 38, was arrested without incident on Saturday afternoon at his Detroit Lakes residence and booked on probable cause of second-degree murder and other related charges. The preliminary investigation reveals that on Saturday shortly after 1 a.m.
Several people have been injured in auto accidents in the area over the past few days. One person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Richwood Road near Bakke Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon. A passenger in one of the vehicles, Amber Bevins, 28, of Bemidji was pinned in the wreckage and had to be extricated by firefighters. She was transported by ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes in unknown condition. The accident occurred about 3:15 p.m. as a northbound 1994 Oldsmobile was coming out of a sharp curve west of the church.
Opening a gym was a dream come true for Joe and Leesa Lindgaard, who have been operating CrossFit Detroit Lakes in the former Caulfield photography building since October. "Fitness has always been a passion of mine," Joe Lindgaard said. "I like staying up on the most scientific ways to be fit, the best way to go about it." CrossFit Detroit Lakes is affiliated with CrossFit Inc., a company founded 12 years ago that now has more than 4,000 affiliated gyms. "It's basically personal training in a group setting," Lindgaard said. "It's not a gym where you're paying for access.
No travel is advised on Highway 113 in northern Becker County and Highway 108 between Perham and Pelican Rapids due to icy conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Many roads in Hubbard and Beltrami counties are listed as hazardous, and many roads in Mahnomen and Norman counties are listed as being in difficult driving conditions. Schools have been closed for the day throughout the area, including Detroit Lakes, Lake Park-Audubon, Frazee-Vergas, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth, Ulen-Hitterdal, Perham, Pelican Rapids and Battle Lake. In the Detroit Lakes area, the for
The NDSU Bison football team walloped Sam Houston State Saturday afternoon to win its second straight Division I Football Championship Subdivision title. Before the fourth quarter was done, about 30 people on six screen print presses at Lakeshirts in Detroit Lakes had swung into action, cranking out T-shirts and sweatshirts celebrating the Bison victory. The 6,786 championship T-shirts and sweatshirts were printed, packed into color-coded boxes and loaded onto a truck bound for Fargo by 11:30 p.m. Late-night teams of employees waited at Scheels, the NDSU bookstore and other retailers to
Welcome to the jungle -- there are all kinds of illnesses going around right now: Stomach bugs, influenza, mononucleosis, upper respiratory illness, you name it. The flu and bug season came early this year, and the area is being hit with both right now, said Jackie McKenzie, an RN and infection preventionist with Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. "What we have been seeing is both the respiratory and gastrological illnesses," she said. "We've seen an increase in both in both urgent care and emergency room visits.
Traffic deaths are up in Minnesota for the first time in five years. According to the Department of Public Safety, 378 people were killed on the state's roads in 2012 -- compared to 368 deaths the year before. Officials say drunken-driving, not buckling up, speeding and distracted driving are likely responsible for the increase.
In a dog-eat-dog world, the lost pets at the Humane Society of the Lakes in Detroit Lakes have something to celebrate --the roof over their head is now paid for. Board Vice President Patti Anderson and her husband, Wayne, have paid off the animal shelter's mortgage, freeing up badly needed funds for day-to-day operations. "The debt was retired on the building in full," said board President Cyndi Anderson.
Becker County Human Services is gearing up for more business if the nation goes over the Fiscal Cliff on Tuesday. Leaders in Washington were meeting Friday to try to fix the problem, but if they fail, the package of tax increases and spending cuts will affect nearly everyone, and could cause a new recession -- with layoffs and all the other problems that go along with that. Some impacts will be immediate: Unemployed people who receive extended federal unemployment benefits will see their checks end as of the first of the year. Health service providers will see a cut in Medicare reimburs