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The great meltdown is upon us, as above-average temperatures trigger little trickles of water that seem to be coming from everywhere. Drivers are lined up at area car washes, and...
School bond referendum advocates are once again getting ready to launch into a full-force, community-wide campaign to win over voters as the Detroit Lakes School District puts out its finalized...
A former Lake Park firefighter has been sentenced for setting a number of grass fires in 2014. Michael Lyn Gullard, 36, appeared Feb. 25 before Becker County District Judge Joe Evans, who sentenced him to 13 months in prison, stayed five years. He was ordered to serve 25 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine plus $285 in court fees. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
It’s a sight that brings a smile to many faces - a Girl Scout in her little vest, selling the cookies that only come around once a year. The Thin...
Detroit Lakes woman Cyndi Anderson has had the privilege of traveling and even living in some exciting places throughout the world, but according to her, she’d never been any place quite like Singapore. “It was absolutely amazing,” she said emphatically of her trip last summer to the island city off of Malaysia.
The man who holed himself up for a standoff with police at the 59’er Motel Sunday night is sitting in the Otter Tail County Jail on previous charges, but he could be facing new ones in Becker County, too. Gretchen Thilmony, Becker County attorney, says her office is waiting for finalized reports before they determine whether Douglas Allen Young will face charges. The 49-year-old Dent man was arrested Sunday night after an hour-long standoff with police. He had just checked into the Detroit Lakes-area motel the day before.
More and more hungry people are visiting the Becker County Food Pantry these days, but because of the increased demand for food, they are having to leave with much less in their boxes than in years past. According to statistics released from the food pantry, over the last 15 years, the number of people being helped has increased by 462 percent, going from serving 3,293 people per year to 18,509 people in 2015. This, while the average monthly food distribution per person has decreased 61 percent.
Here in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and sky blue waters, we understand the importance of water. We recognize the blessings God has bestowed upon our state, in particular,...
Record: Thursday, Feb. 27, 1936 - Two sisters burned in blast – fire chief blames wood gas.
The Vietnam War may have officially ended in 1975, but the war that many saw as a mistake and failure on the part of the United States still serves as a plethora of painful lessons today. “We’ve learned lessons from Vietnam and applied them to the Persian Gulf and so on, and so all was not lost,” said Steve Carlson, retired history teacher out of Frazee. “And we haven’t made the same mistakes since.”