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Minnesota Attorney General Candidate Scott Newman made a stop in Detroit Lakes Friday as part of a media tour to convey his talking points to voters. Newman, who lives in Hutchinson, currently serves as a Minnesota senator. He does not mince words when talking about the reason he is running for the highest legal office in the state. “I’m watching what our attorney general is doing and is not doing, and I’ve become increasingly concerned and increasingly unhappy with her performance,” said Newman of the current attorney general, Lori Swanson. Newman says his first-hand observations fr
Up for grabs come Nov. 4 is the District 2 Becker County Board seat, with Incumbent Ben Grimsley vying to keep his chair and challenger Mark Hagedorn attempting to win...
It appears weather conditions are expected to be ripe for a warm, sunny Pumpkin Fest in Lake Park this weekend. This is in stark contrast to the serious “damper” of last year’s event when it rained a good portion of the time. The annual Pumpkin Fest, which has been going on for over 20 years, begins Thursday, the first weekend of fall. “It’s gotten to be a tradition for lots of families to spend the day enjoying fall and all the things that’s about,” said Melanie Hanson, who is part of the Pumpkin Fest Committee. The event, known for its good-old fashioned feel and small-town commu
Tails are a waggin’ for the new mayor of Cormorant village. Duke the Dog, a Great Pyrenees who ran away with the mayoral title back in August (when it was...
When the cornerstone of the United Methodist Church was built and dedicated in 1973, one of the first things members there did to invite the community into their new church was to hold a fall harvest supper. They’ve spent the past 41 years perfecting that event, which has now become a meatball supper. “We’ve done it so many times, it’s become quite an organized effort,” said Carol Nord, who is part of the planning team putting the event together. Roughly 100 volunteers from the church pitch in to help put on a spread that brings in approximately 500 people every year.
Change is in the air at DL Chiropractic these days, as longtime owner of the practice, Dr. Tom Wilson, is selling his business and moving on. Dr. Dustin Johnson, who...
There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in Becker County late last week. The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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As Detroit Lakes’s newest police officer, Doug Vickmark patrols the streets and learns his beat during his first week on the job, and as he does, there are two things he knows well — this town and this life. The son of longtime Minnesota Highway Patrolman Dan Vickmark, Doug Vickmark grew up in Detroit Lakes, graduating from DLHS in 2005. “I knew from the time I was 15 years old that this is what I wanted to do,” he said. “…that’s when I went on a ride-along with my dad.” Vickmark says he’s been hooked ever since.
It’s a red-hot fundraiser with a very cool setting. The St. Mary’s Founda-tion’s Fire & Ice is right around the corner, set for Saturday, Sept.