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Frazee-Vergas High School head wrestling coach and gym teacher John Barlund was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, pending an investigation. The district can’t release any other information at this time, said Frazee-Vergas High School Principal Rob Nudell. He wasn’t sure how long the administrative action would last. Longtime assistant wrestling coach Marty Aho will serve as head coach while Barlund is on leave, Nudell said. Two other assistant coaches “will help as they can,” he said.
The head of Becker County’s Human Services Department has been on paid administrative leave since late Monday afternoon, according to Becker County Administrator Jack Ingstad. Ingstad said he can only reveal what the county is required to release by law, and cannot provide any details on the action involving longtime Human Services Director Nancy Nelson. The Becker County Board will hold a closed session on the issue at its meeting on Tuesday. “People shouldn’t jump to assumptions,” Ingstad said.
Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson scored a close victory over Marty Seifert in a straw poll for governor — and Mike McFadden was the clear favorite in the U.S. Senate race — at the Becker County Republican Party caucuses Tuesday evening. They were held at M State in Detroit Lakes and at the Lions Hall in Wolf Lake. Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, received 33 votes to 29 votes for Seifert, a former state representative from Marshall. Coming in third with 13 votes was Orono businessman Scott Honour. State Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville received 6 votes.
Republicans and Democrats in Becker County will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday for precinct caucuses. DFLers will meet at the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School at 601 Fourth St. in Audubon. Depending on where they live, the west or east side of Becker County, Republicans will meet either at M State in Detroit Lakes (located at 900 Highway 34 East) or the Lions Club Hall in Wolf Lake, located at 130 N. Mannine Ave. Republicans in the townships of Silverleaf, Height of Land, Sugar Bush and Eagle View will caucus at M State in Detroit Lakes.
Voyageur Lanes bowling alley in Detroit Lakes will be closed for a few days after a broken sprinkler system caused flooding problems Wednesday evening. Thanks to the help of firefighters with squeegees and a serviceman with a water pump, the bowling lanes and approaches were saved from flooding, said manager Guy Hopper. “The firefighters really saved our lanes and approaches,” he said.
The City of Detroit Lakes Public Works Department will be removing snow tonight after midnight on the following streets: Central Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Barbara Avenue. Barbara Avenue from Central Street to Highway 34. Roosevelt Avenue from East front Street to Highway 34. Roosevelt Avenue from Oak Street to James Street. Pa
ST. PAUL, MN – Becker County Attorney Mike Fritz today was appointed a district judge by Gov.
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The City of Detroit Lakes Public Works Department will be removing snow tonight, Thursday, Jan.