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Filing for public office opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday and closes 5 p.m. June 3. Becker County commissioners Larry Knutson and Ben Grimsley are up for re-election this year, and three other county offices will be on the ballot: Auditor-treasurer, recorder and sheriff. Two Becker Soil and Water Conservation District board positions will also be on the ballot. The filing fee is $50 for county offices and $20 for Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. Filing opens July 29 and closes Aug.
It’s not so much Republicans, but fellow Democrats that keep DFL State Chairman Ken Martin awake at night. His biggest nightmare for the general election on Nov. 4 is that Democrats stay home and don’t vote. That’s what happened in 2010, when Republicans romped to victory in Minnesota, taking both houses of the Legislature and even ousting 35-year veteran Congressman James Oberstar from his seat in the usually solid blue Iron Range. Gov.
Due to the Week of the Young Child Parade, Washington Ave, between Holy Rosary Church and North Shore Drive, will be closed today from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.. Motorists will be required to use an alternate route.
A big surprise awaited 10-year-old Josie Retz of Callaway on Monday, when her fourth-grade class and her foster family took an imaginary flight to Disney World as part of a...
The old-time fishing camp may not be as popular as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean Minnesotans aren’t out there fishing. Anglers these days are more apt to have good boats and are more likely to move from lake to lake to find the fish – and women are more likely to be involved in both fishing and hunting, said Bruce Paskey, co-owner of Lakes Sports Shop. “Fishing is still a fever for these guys, that’s for sure,” he said. Better-quality fishing rods and reels have been selling well, starting a few weeks prior to opening weekend, he said. “These high-end rod-and-reel combos are
Things are looking good for this year’s fishing opener on Saturday – the ice has been off area lakes for about two weeks, the shiners have started to run, crappies are biting – and people are eager to get out on the open water after a long, cold winter. “It’s definitely better than last year,” said Quality Bait & Tackle owner John Store. “They’re talking 47 degrees (water temperature) on the opener. Last year it was probably 32.” Last year, the ice officially left Detroit Lake on Sunday, May 12 – the day after the fishing opener, according to the DNR.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s statewide bicycle system plan on: Wednesday, May 7 in Bemidji – Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and attendees should plan to stay the entire time. The event will begin with a brief project description followed by a facilitated workshop. There will also be a community open house from 6 to 7 p.m., where people can come and go.
Wanting to avoid a steep hike in city property taxes, the Detroit Lakes City Council opted to sacrifice more than $1 million in projected savings and bow out of a joint public works facility with Becker County. The council voted 7-0 to notify Becker County that the city will not be pursuing a joint project. Aldermen G.L. Tucker and Dave Aune did not attend the special meeting on Thursday. The city cost for the joint facility would have been about $5 million.
When the new lodge opens at the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, visitors might be surprised to find a throwback to the old lodge — a large painting of two Viking warriors on skis, with one carrying a small child. The painting is based on historical fact from medieval Norway: A near-miraculous 34-mile flight through a blizzard to save the 2-year-old son of a king from enemies out to kill him. That the painting survived to tell the tale in the new lodge is a near-miracle in itself. The painting hung in its place on a wall while the abandoned lodge leaked and molded and in some places,
The early history of the town that was to become Detroit Lakes is full of surprises. As to be expected, the booming frontier town of Detroit had its share of saloons and billiards halls, but it was also home to the first woman doctor licensed to practice in Minnesota — and she shared space with the first woman pharmacist. There were a surprising number of hotels, several blacksmith, wagon and harness shops, and even a bowling alley — perhaps with just one lane, judging by the long, skinny shape of the lot. There were several churches, grocery stores (including one called Central Marke