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A level 3 sex offender is now living in Becker County in rural Waubun. Mark Anthony Rehm, 27, moved to a residence on Becker County Road 21 on Saturday. The exact address was not disclosed. In 2001, Rehm was convicted of first-degree sexual conduct with a 4-year-old girl. In 2003, he was convicted of third-degree sexual conduct with a 14- year-old girl and failure to register.
Detroit Lakes police, fire and EMS crews responded to this crash scene on the 700 block of Richwood Road this morning. A Detroit Lakes man, John Muhlenkort, 43, was injured when the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving left the roadway and hit a fence and a tree. A condition report was not immediately available.
The University of Minnesota Extension Service in Becker County has found a new home. It will move from the Human Services building downtown to 1120 Eighth St.
Becker County has a new environmental services director with more than 30 years experience in the field. Marin Wiley has decades of experience as a DNR forester, including 12 years of forestry management experience.
Prolonged hard economic times have stressed some families to the breaking point, and Becker County child protection workers are busier than ever trying to keep kids safe. "There's been a marked upwards trend in the child protection caseload," said Donna Richgels, child protection supervisor for Becker County Human Services. "We're also seeing a resurgence of meth use in the county," she told the Becker County Board Tuesday. Newcomers in trouble There has always been a transient population moving into Becker County from other counties in Minnesota, but now child protection workers are "s
The new security screeners who will operate a metal detector safeguarding the "courts" side of the Becker County Courthouse will also serve as greeters for people with business on the other side of the courthouse, said Sheriff Tim Gordon. The three part-time screeners will wear civilian clothes, not uniforms. "It's a suit-and-tie position," he said. "The position will be multi-faceted," Gordon told the County Board Tuesday.
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent in December to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The state unemployment rate has fallen 1.5 percent since August, the biggest decrease over a four-month span on record in Minnesota, dating back to 1976. The U.S.
BY NATHAN BOWE email@example.com The Downtown Crossing development project in Detroit Lakes is ahead of schedule and is nearly full. So far, eight commercial tenants have signed long term lease agreements of 5 to 15 years, said DLM Downtown Properties co-owner Brent Kuehne. The following businesses will be opening in the new development: O'Reilly Auto Parts, one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. According
When the temperature soars to over 50 degrees in January, even the plants get confused. There were reports of daffodils coming up early, and people were out bicycling and playing in the snow as Detroit Lakes set a record high of 54 degrees Thursday. That melted the previous record high of 41 degrees set back in 1954, according to KRCQ Radio, which maintains its own weather station. The unseasonably warm weather is forecast to stay in the 30s and low 40s until Wednesday, when the high will be 19 degrees, according to WDAY Weather. The first casualty of the warm January weather was the c
Jarred into action by the Dec. 15 courthouse shooting of two people in Grand Marais, the Becker County Board is going ahead with stalled plans to upgrade security at the Becker County Courthouse. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell, 45, and Grand Marais resident Gregory Thompson, 53, were both shot by a man who later died in custody.