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Following an appeals panel ruling that subpoenas were not legally served, the Becker County Attorney's Office has dropped six felony contempt of court charges against Virginia Briard. "Based on the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision ... the state is unable to meet its burden of proof at trial," wrote Assistant Becker County Attorney Gretchen Thilmony in the notice of dismissal, filed in district court Tuesday.
An incumbent Becker County commissioner was knocked out of one race and anther commissioner race ended in a virtual tie in Tuesday's primary election. The top two vote-getters in each district move on to the general election in November. In District 2, Commissioner Harry Salminen was defeated. John Okeson was the top vote-getter with 273 votes, or 32 percent. In second place was Cyndi Anderson with 207 votes or 25 percent. Okeson and Anderson will face off in the general election. Ben Farner took third with 186 votes, or 22 percent.
BY NATHAN BOWE firstname.lastname@example.org An incumbent Becker County commissioner was knocked out of one race and anther commissioner race ended in a virtual tie in Tuesday's primary election. The top two vote-getters in each district move on to the general election in November. In District 2, Commissioner Harry Salminen was defeated. John Okeson was the top vote-getter with 273 votes, or 32 percent. In second place was Cyndi Anderson with 207 votes or 25 percent. Okeson and Anderson will face off in the general election. Ben Farner took third with 186 votes, or 22 percent.
Don't forget to vote in the primary election on Tuesday. Your vote will be worth double or triple its normal value because so few people tend to vote in primaries -- the votes of those who do gain that much more importance. If you're not sure which candidates to support, it's time to do some research.
Five people are competing for the District 4 seat on the Becker County Board of Commissioners: John Bellefeuille, Brad Grant, Rich Grossman, Don Skarie and Robert Spilman. District 4 includes Audubon Township, Detroit Township, the city of Audubon and Detroit Lakes Ward 1, Precinct 1. Here is some biographical information about the candidates, in alphabetical order: John Bellefeuille John Bellefeuille, 57, has been on the Becker County Board for four years, and says his experience as a police officer has served him well as a county commissioner. Bellefeuille, of 2258 Clark Gable Road,
Five people are competing for the District 2 seat on the Becker County Board of Commissioners: Cyndi Anderson, Ben Farner, John Okeson, Gerry Anderson and incumbent Harry Salminen. District 2 encompasses Detroit Lakes City Ward 2, Precinct 1; Detroit Lakes City Ward 3, Precinct 1 and Lakeview Township. Here is some biographical information about the candidates (in alphabetical order): Cyndi Anderson Cyndi Anderson, 52, says her community involvement makes her the best candidate for the Becker County Board. Anderson, of 12932 Timber Lane, has one grown son.
A Detroit Lakes woman suffered minor injuries Tuesday when her car collided with a semi on Highway 10. Mary A. Kessler, 67, of Detroit Lake was eastbound in a 2000 Toyota Sienna on Highway 10 in Becker County. David R.
The Becker County Board approved Planning and Zoning recommendations, handled Human Services business and agreed to pay about $253,000 next year to house juveniles at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead. The fee is based on 3.5 beds at $72,250 per bed. The board agreed with recommendations by the Planning Commission on all five requests, including granting a conditional use permit to KBOT (Wild 104.1) of Detroit Lakes to build a 499-foot tower in Lakeview Township. The tower would replace one in Otter Tail County and would provide better reception to Becker County resi
Mini-trucks, those handy little utility vehicles, will soon be allowed on some county and township roads in Becker County. The vehicles are usually used for farm and beach maintenance work in this area, said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon. The County Board adopted a mini-truck ordinance at a meeting earlier this month. Under the new county ordinance, a county permit from the sheriff's department is required before a mini-truck can be operated on designated roadways in Becker County. The permit carries a $20 annual fee and is specific to each mini-truck, which must be inspected and ca
Becker County may be getting close to making an offer for the Detroit Mountain property -- but only if it lands a big state grant to help pay for it. The economic impact of a ski-snowboarding operation on Detroit Mountain would be substantial -- anywhere from $661,000 a year for a smaller operation like Sea Gull Resort in Brainerd, to $6.8 million for one the size of Andes Tower Hills in Alexandria. A smaller operation like Sea Gull would generate 13-14 jobs.