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Detroit Lakes City Council members met with property owners last week to gauge support for running city water and sewer lines along the west side of Richwood Road. City policy requires annexation prior to extending infrastructure, according to City Administrator Rich Grabow. "They are outside the city -- we invited them to a meeting to see if there's any interest -- it was an informational meeting for property owners and the city council to see how everybody feels about it," Grabow said. The results of the public hearing were a mixed bag, he said.
The developer of the River Hills RV park says he is jumping hurdles as they arise and he is determined to complete his 130-unit project. Patrick Onstad bought the River Hills Golf Course several years ago and plans to build an RV park on land that includes the former driving range.
New information has come to light, and the Becker County Sheriff's Department is actively investigating the assault incident involving Detroit Lakes School Superintendent Mark Adams and Mark Rothschadl of rural Ogema, according to Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon. It's not clear whether the new information will result in charges being filed. The two men brought mutual assault complaints following an incident Sept. 9 at Rothschadl's farm. Becker County Attorney Joe Evans determined last week that no charges would be filed in the case.
By reworking the design and re-bidding the project, Becker County has whittled the cost of the courthouse addition to $6.2 million from original bids of about $9 million. "I've never in my life seen a project go from $9 million to $6 million and kept the same square footage," said Commissioner Bob Bristlin, a construction contractor who serves on the county's building committee. "We also accomplished the fact that we kept the courthouse in downtown Detroit Lakes where it belongs,' said Commissioner Harry Salminen. The new courts wing will provide a third courtroom for a busy district cou
Frazee has been awarded a $524,100 state redevelopment grant for the former Swift turkey plant site. "We were notified on Friday," Frazee City Clerk Kelsey Klemm told the Becker County Board Tuesday. In June, Frazee was awarded a Brownfield urban redevelopment grant for $36,525 to investigate the extent of any contamination at the site. "This is a huge economic development opportunity here," said Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen.
Lakeshore zoning issues brought an overflow crowd into the Becker County Commissioners room in the courthouse Tuesday, as the board looked at three controversial projects. Lake Maud development After nearly an hour of discussion, commissioners agreed -- many reluctantly -- to require an environmental assessment worksheet for a lakeshore residential development called The Woods on Lake Maud. Developer Brad Solheim had been working with the county's environmental assessment worksheet committee and had followed many of the panel's recommendations, including developing the plat as a MURD (Sho
The River Hills RV Park has run afoul of the State Health Department, which regulates RV parks. The RV park will be located largely on the driving range of the River Hills golf course, near the Pelican River outlet of Little Detroit. Developer Pat Onstad last month had to halt construction of a hillside retaining wall because he didn't have a city building permit, and the city building inspector refused to grant one until it can be shown the wall is properly designed. Also last month, the state health department told the developer that he needs to rework his plan to give each RV unit at
No charges will be filed in the assault incident involving Detroit Lakes Superintendent Mark Adams and Mark Rothschadl of rural Ogema. The two men brought mutual assault complaints following an incident Sept. 9 at Rothschadl's farm, but no charges will be filed because each alleges he was assaulted by the other and there were no other witnesses to the incident, according to a news release from the Becker County Attorney's Office. "Each party provides a different version of the events. Each alleges that he was struck first by the other. There are no independent witnesses to the event.
A local church group is looking for people willing to devote two weeks to improving public schools in Jamaica. Jamaican United Mission Partnership, or JUMP, needs a half dozen or so people in order to send a third team early next year to the central highlands region. Each person pays about $1,300 for the trip, half for travel expenses and the other half to pay for supplies and skilled local laborers to do construction work. JUMP would especially like to recruit four or five teens, age 16 or older, to join the teams.