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A rural Ogema man has been charged with two counts of first-degree arson and one count of felony burglary for allegedly setting fire to two buildings at a home in rural Callaway on Saturday. Daniel Jack Thompson, 22, of 31062 County Road 34, Ogema, was charged Monday in Becker County District Court.
The Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is starting to take shape. A beautiful new chateau is rising near the site of the original lodge, and it will have a roomy central area dominated by twin pillars made of white pine trees, corrugated tin features, rugged-looking “stone mountain” rock along the foundation line, and rough-hewn lumber to complete the alpine chateau look. Work is ongoing at the lodge, which will be enclosed by Dec. 1 so that interior work can continue during the winter.
Arson is believed to be the cause of a fire near Callaway that damaged two buildings — a pole barn-type building that was being used as a shop and a nearby garage. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which was reported about 6:20 a.m. Saturday, according to Callaway Fire Chief Keith Heinlein. The shop was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and the fire spread to the garage, he said.
The DEBWE headquarters on the 500 block of Washington Avenue is a busy place these days, as volunteers work to create regalia of fur, leather, cloth, beadwork, feathers and quills for a Nov.
Area residents are advised to check their bank statements following a rash of fraud reports involving misuse of credit cards and debit cards. “We’ve really been getting hit with it today,” Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten said Thursday. The department fielded about a dozen complaints about unauthorized charges on cards, including several made at big box stores in Texas. As of Friday, the police department had received 35-40 complaints. Many of the illegal charges were made on Bremer Bank cards, but a number were also made on other bank cards, Eggebraaten said. One Brem
Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to Nevis will see the addition of more passing lanes as part of a Dayton administration plan to improve 10 highways around the state. The Highway 34 project will cost from $11 million to $15 million and is slated to start next year. More passing lanes will help keep traffic moving at a reasonable speed, especially in the summertime when Highway 34 is much busier, said Nancy Grabanski, the Human Resources director for Becker County, who commutes on Highway 34 regularly. The state has already added a few such passing lanes on Highway 34 as part of highway u
Detroit Lakes utilities customers can expect to see rate increases next year for electricity and wastewater treatment. Wastewater treatment rates will go up about 5 percent as of Jan. 1.
A Detroit Lakes businesswoman is on the panel of a MSUM School of Business seminar Tuesday on doing business in the tricky China market. Melissa Lage, chief marketing manager, SJE-Rhombus is a panelist for the event, called Hosting Global Innovation: Doing Business in China. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m.
There’s no good time for a mental health crisis — they happen when they happen. That’s why the crisis response teams that serve Becker County and the White Earth Reservation are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The crisis hotline is always answered.
Becker County is on the road to adopting a new radio system that will provide statewide communications. The County Board on Tuesday approved a $58,000 contract with Rey Freeman Communications Consulting of Minnetonka to oversee the move to the Armer radio system for law enforcement and emergency workers. The system will cost as much as $2.1 million, which includes radios for all 28 public safety, public works and school districts in Becker County. County officials hope to offset a large portion of that cost through grant funding. The Armer system will replace the VHF radios current