Minnesotans can now use MNsure's new online plan comparison tool to compare plans in advance of open enrollment for 2019. The new consumer-friendly tool helps Minnesotans quickly compare plan options, estimate cost, and financial assistance. "Consumers should visit MNsure.org and use our new plan comparison tool to find the right plan for them and their families," said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. "With rates declining across the state, we encourage Minnesotans to visit our website and see if they can save."
Arvig has discovered an unauthorized third party, Doxo, is processing payments for Arvig customers and requiring a fee for this processing. Arvig said in a news release that it has not authorized this vendor, or any other third party, to charge customers for processing their payments. Arvig is currently investigating the practice and looking for ways to remedy the situation.
WOLD — Breccan Charles; born October 11, 2018, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, to Ashley and Alec Wold. ALDEN — Ada Diane; born October 12, 2018, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, to Kora Neis and Lucas Alden. FOSTER — Noah David; born October 12, 2018, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, to Shenoa and Dariel Foster Sr. AHO — Otto Jim; born October 15, 2018, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, to Kayse and Josel Aho.
The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1968 recently held their 50th class reunion, and during the two days of festivities, helped to raise $2,000 for the Becker County United Way Food 4 Thought Backpack Program by purchasing raffle tickets. Each $5 raffle ticket was put into a drawing for a variety of handcrafted items donated by reunion attendees.
Steve Martin, Martin Short coming to Bluestem MOORHEAD — It's no joke — Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their mix of stand-up comedy and music to Bluestem Amphitheater on June 7, 2019. Martin and Short first paired up in the 1986 comedy "The Three Amigos," and appeared together five years later in "Father of the Bride" and the 1995 sequel. A recording of their first tour, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," was released on Netflix.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Walker Lake, connected and navigable to Ottertail Lake in Otter Tail County. Zebra mussels were confirmed in Ottertail Lake in August of 2016. A lake property owner contacted the DNR after finding five adult zebra mussels on an irrigation intake while removing it for the season. DNR invasive species staff found more zebra mussels on other equipment in the same area of the lake and where Walker Lake outlets into Ottertail Lake.
A Staples man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Henning. Joseph Maurice Nanik, 55, of Staples suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. He was a passenger in a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by Timothy Joel Voeltz, 56, of Staples, who suffered no apparent injuries.
A Vergas man was injured Thursday when the cargo van he was driving left the roadway and rolled into the ditch. Todd Vincent Sandahl, 60 of Vergas was taken to the Perham hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt. No alcohol was involved.
Wesley Robert Warren, 20, of rural Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic assault. According to court records, at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 2, White Earth tribal police officers were dispatched to a Ponsford residence on the report of a domestic assault. A woman there said Warren had punched her above the right eye, knocking her down, then punching and kicking her multiple times. A witness stopped the assault, she said. She has been living with him the past three months and they are related by blood.
Freddie Cisneros Jr., 28, of Thief River Falls, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, about 11:20 a.m. on March 18, 2017, a trooper pulled over the vehicle he was riding in on Highway 59 in Becker County for possible illegally-tinted windows. A check of the driver's side window with a tint meter showed the tint was 15 percent, which is below Minnesota's legal threshold of 50 percent light transmittal.