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With sandbags protecting Highway 10 from the lapping waters of Boyer Lake, the Buffalo-Red River Watershed is moving fast to build an outlet. The lake, which has been rising for years, is located about two miles east of Lake Park.
It's a one-time opportunity, but it could also be a double-edged sword. The opportunity to have the federal government shave more than $10 million off the cost of a school construction project in Lake Park-Audubon will likely inspire some of the people who voted "no" in the last five elections to finally vote "yes." But if the $21.1 million building bond referendum fails -- times are still tough, after all -- it may kill not just the new school, but the district itself. Supporters will feel there's no community support and no hope of things ever improving, and the district could slip in
A two-car accident Monday resulted in an Audubon woman going to the hospital by ambulance. The crash occurred about noon at the junction of highways 10 and 59 in Detroit Lakes.
In his soft spoken way, Lee Byberg is out to steal Collin Peterson's seat in the U.S. House, and he's doing it with a thick Norwegian accent and a touring bus reminiscent of Paul Wellstone. Byberg comes by the accent naturally.
You can excuse Robin Turnwall for thinking it might be a sign from God. The rural Richwood man was on his way home from a church meeting late Wednesday evening when he saw a spectacular fireball light up the night sky. "That was really cool," he said. "I have never seen anything that amazing. It had orange and yellow and a little reddish stuff in it. It was obviously not totally combusted when coming down." The fireball was much larger than a typical meteor, and as it passed over Minnesota it had "a really long tail," Turnwall said.
Area firefighters responded to several house fires in the past few days. A fire at 14351 260th Ave., in rural Detroit Lakes caused an estimated $240,000 loss to a house that had just been purchased, according to Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson. The fire was reported at 1:14 a.m. Sunday. The new owners had not yet moved in, but had been at the residence earlier to do some painting and other prep work. No space heaters were being used. "It was an accidental fire, but we have not confirmed what started it.
An Iowa man was injured in a one-car crash on the Shell Lake Road Sunday afternoon. Brian Larson, 52, of Glenwood, Iowa was southbound on County Road 37 when he missed a curve while reaching for a pop can and his white 2000 Cadillac Escalade left the roadway and entered the ditch. He struck an approach and the vehicle vaulted into the air and hit a tree while airborne, landing on the passenger side. He cut himself out of the seat belt. He was taken by ambulance to St.
Due to an increased concern about wildfires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is tightening restrictions on campfires in 37 Minnesota counties beginning at 12:01 a.m.
Workers at the Snappy Air Distribution plant in Detroit Lakes were back on the job Friday, after agreeing to a new three-year contract. The 79 workers belong to Sheet Metal Workers' Local No. 10, and went to work Monday morning to find that management had locked them out and planned to hire temporary replacement workers. Snappy's is owned by Standex Air Distribution Products.
Voters in the Lake Park-Audubon School District are going to have a one-time opportunity to reel in at least $10 million in federal stimulus money to help build a new school. That means the district could build a new 7-12 school and make major improvements to the PK-6 school, virtually interest-free. Voters would have to vote yes on the $20.9 million schools project in a referendum on May 25. The school board is expected to approve putting the measure on the ballot at a special meeting Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.