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Change is coming to the three state forests in Becker County. Starting in 2009 (if the process stays on schedule) ATVers, dirt bike riders and other motorized vehicles will no longer be able to ride anywhere they like on state forest land -- as they now can unless there are signs specifically posted to keep them out. Instead, trails will be considered closed to motorized vehicles unless signs are posted saying they are open. The reversal is being recommended by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, whose field team of specialists just completed about six months worth of work on
The assault trial of Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams took an unexpected turn Tuesday when Mark Rothschadl, the man he is accused of assaulting, collapsed while testifying and was taken to the hospital by an EMS crew. Rothschadl, 47, had testified for several hours on behalf of the prosecution Tuesday morning. After an hour break for lunch, testimony resumed at 1 p.m.
The judge presiding over the assault case of Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Mark Adams sided with the prosecution on Wednesday, denying a defense motion to dismiss the grand jury indictment for first- and third-degree assault. Defense attorney Peter B.
Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Mark Adams will go on trial on felony first- and third-degree assault charges at 9 a.m.
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams will go on trial on felony first- and third-degree assault charges at 9 a.m.
Good news for health care in Detroit Lakes -- St. Mary's Regional Health Center has the green light to open its own clinic and greatly expand the number of medical services available locally. The move to open a clinic in the hospital's north campus, formerly the County Market building, will happen whether or not St. Mary's parent company carries out a merger now under discussion with Dakota Clinic/Innovis, according to St.
St. Mary's Regional Health Center and Dakota Clinic in Detroit Lakes might soon be under the same ownership. The governance boards of Essentia Health -- which operates St.
The budget ax is falling on Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, and birds and their human friends will be the biggest losers. Hamden Slough, a long, narrow 3,400-acre strip of land located north of Audubon and stretching up a few miles west of Callaway, will lose its small staff Feb. 20 to a national belt-tightening effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Refuge Manager Mike Murphy and assistant Mary Hendrickson will be absorbed into the Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District Office on Tower Road.
Becker County Deputy Tim Haverkamp has been on paid administrative leave since Oct.