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A zebra mussel has been found in Pickerel Lake near Cotton Lake in central Becker County, and the DNR plans to declare the lake infested on Thursday. Gary Thompson, owner of Tri-State Diving, said he found a solitary zebra mussel last week just off the public boat access on Pickerel Lake. Tri-State Diving uses Pickerel Lake for training new divers. “We only found one (zebra mussel) and we’re hoping that’s the only one,” Thompson said.
Lake Melissa was declared infested with zebra mussels last week, and that puts Becker County behind the 8-ball on invasive aquatic species. The county board is expected to review a 33-page draft AIS management plan at its next meeting on Tuesday.
Pelican Lake has had zebra mussels for five years now, and a resident there had this to say about the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa: It gets...
Two men were injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 near Audubon. Jesse Thompson, 26, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was westbound on Highway 10 driving a 1997 Honda Passport when the vehicle went off the road, hit the ditch and rolled down the embankment. Thompson and his passenger, Brent Mowery, 25, of Sioux Falls, S.D., both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The two were transported to Essentia St.
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.