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Mark Hagedorn has been an officer at two banks and a mortgage company in Detroit Lakes and now he wants to put his financial background to work as a county commissioner. The primary election is Tuesday. Hagedorn, 60, lives on the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. He worked for 10 years at State Bank & Trust in Detroit Lakes, where he served as vice president, and for 10 years after that at First Security Bank, where he served as president. Both were essentially lending officer positions, he said. Since Feb.
Ben Grimsley isn't taking his campaign for Becker County Board lying down. He has been knocking on doors and attending county and city meetings on a regular basis. Grimsley, 25, is a self-employed financial planner at Anchor Financial in the ERA building downtown. He is single and has owned the business for four years. He is perhaps best known for his run on the Republican ticket against State Rep. Paul Marquart in 2010. He takes pains to point out that county commissioner is a non-partisan position. "I don't want to get very partisan," he said.
Craig Fontaine, 57, has done a lot of things in life -- paramedic in Iraq, McDonald's store manager, scoutmaster, private pilot. He is now a security screener at the Becker County Courthouse. Fontaine, who is single, came to Detroit Lakes from Bemidji to manage the McDonald's fast-food restaurant here, and he never left. "I fell in love with this area," he said. "They were going to transfer me to a new one when this one was up and running." He decided he didn't want to leave, and left the corporation after 19 years.
Three finalists for the Becker County administrator position have been invited back for a second round of interviews by the county board on Aug.
Finalists for the Becker County administrator position were interviewed Friday by the Becker County Board. The interviews started at 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse and continued for most of the day. No hiring decisions were expected to be made on Friday. More than 40 people applied for the position via a professional recruiting firm, which handled the application process and developed the list of finalists for County Board consideration. The administrator position has been vacant since Tom Mortenson resigned under pressure on Aug.
Six finalists for the Becker County administrator position will be interviewed Friday by the Becker County Board. The interviews are set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse and are expected to continue for much of the day. The names of the finalists are public, but have not yet been released. More than 40 people applied for the position via a professional recruiting firm, which handled the application process and developed the list of finalists for County Board consideration.
Detroit Lakes is planning to build a bike path from the Pavilion along West Lake Drive to the Pelican River, and on Tuesday city council members heard feedback from residents and business owners affected by the project. City officials, planning boards and city council committees have already looked at the options and pretty much know where the paved multi-use trail should run. But, as City Administrator Bob Louiseau said at an earlier meeting, "It's good to get feedback if there's something we've missed." From the Pelican River (just past the bowling alley) to County Road 6, the most lik
Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes got hammered pretty hard in a recent Consumer Reports magazine special report on safety in Minnesota hospitals. But the hospital says a simple clerical error was at least partly to blame for its poor ratings, since it made the hospital's infection rate appear wildly higher than it actually is. St.
It used to be a cakewalk for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or U.S.
Becker County is home to some 3,300 veterans --more than 10 percent of its population -- and the Army National Guard Armory in Detroit Lakes is home to a Red Bulls infantry company, which fought during some of the toughest years in the long Iraq War. So it's only natural that Detroit Lakes should join the Yellow Ribbon Network, a lifeline for military families feeling isolated or abandoned in their communities. Gov, Mark Dayton will be in Detroit Lakes Aug. 22 for a 3 p.m.