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The new owners of the Trophy House are putting their own stamp on the business, keeping existing services while expanding the signage end of things. And why not? Eric and Jolene Tulius met while at the Detroit Lakes technical college in the signage and graphic design program in 1996-97. “The Trophy House is pretty much running the way it has for years,” said Jolene. “We’re introducing some things that Eric is able to offer.” The couple purchased the business from Merlin and Roxy Engum in October.
Becker County appears to be heading towards adopting the Armer radio system for law enforcement and emergency workers, an abrupt turn away from the VHF digital radio system it had planned to pursue. The Armer system would cost as much as $2.1 million total (including radios for all 28 public safety, public works and school districts in Becker County), but officials hope to offset a large portion of that through grant funding. The VHF radios currently in use across Becker County proved nearly useless during a huge wildfire near Menahga earlier this spring, said Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Da
The Farm Bill now being considered by the U.S. House isn’t all about farm programs and food stamps. It also funds rural development programs, and that money will be missed more than most people realize if it goes away, according to St.
A Lake Park man was taken to the Detroit Lakes hospital with serious injuries after being ejected in a rollover accident Sunday morning. Timothy Allen Schwindt, 27, of Lake Park suffered significant back injuries and was taken to the hospital by St. Mary’s Ambulance, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. He was northbound on the 12000 block of Abbey Lake Drive around 1:45 a.m. when he lost control on a curve. The red 1992 Chevy Lumina began to skid and ended up going airborne for about 25 feet before landing on its roof.
After a standing-room only crowd showed up for a meeting on Monday, the Lakeview Township Board reversed itself and decided to once again close most public accesses on lakes Mellissa and Sallie to boat launching. The board took the same action last year. That means just one public access will be open for boat launching on each lake. The DNR manages those two accesses, the township controls the others, which are public but not managed by the DNR, and which will still be open to swimming and picnicking — just not as boat launches, according Lakeview Town Board Chairman David Knoph. T
Think speeding is a harmless crime? You might be surprised at the cost in lives and economic potential. In Becker County, the economic impact was pegged at about $28 million for deaths and accidents related to crashes from 2009 to 2011. Four of 15 crash deaths were speed-related, and 8 of 42 severe injuries were due to speeding during that time frame, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Speeders will be targeted in a five-day enforcement blitz starting Monday in Detroit Lakes and Becker County. From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In order to get a black lab interested in finding zebra mussels, start with venison. “It’s easy to teach ‘the game’ of sniffing it out, because dogs love venison,” said Larry Hanson, one of three Minnesota DNR officers with dogs trained to sniff out zebra mussels. He’ll be outside the Pavilion in Detroit Lakes Saturday at 11:15 a.m. to give a brief demonstration at the invitation of the Lake Detroiters Association, which holds its annual meeting that day. Hanson said his dog, Digger, spent four or five weeks training with venison.
A man was arrested and several squad cars were damaged in a high speed chase that stretched from Detroit Lakes to Mahnomen County. The incident started at 11:24 a.m.
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” —Matthew 17:20, New Living Translation Bible. Talk about moving a mountain. Organizers with the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Inc.
In the words of Becker County Deputy Sid Canham, you never see anything good at the scene of a motorcycle-deer accident. He was the first law enforcement officer on the scene after Todd Pearson, a state trooper who was motorcycling on Becker County Road 37 in his off time with his wife, Nancy, hit a deer. For Todd, it meant five broken ribs, a punctured lung and a bruised liver. Nancy suffered a nasty road rash. But the Aug. 24, 2011 accident could have been a lot worse.