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Through a Pulling Together Initiative grant, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District is helping with knapweed control. Marsha Watland, Becker SWCD, started placing root weevils and flower weevils in Becker County in 2006.
The three BNSF railroad crossings through Detroit Lakes are still scheduled for Whistle Free Zone status, but the city is having some contract issues with the railroad in the mean time. City Administrator Bob Louiseau said everything physically that needs to be done for the Whistle Free Zone has been done at the County Road 54, Kris Street and Washington Avenue crossings. The issue lies within the contract. The railroad's contract suggested the city take responsibility if there are any accidents at the crossings.
What may be an eyesore for neighbors is strictly a health and safety issue for the city of Detroit Lakes. Last month the city council voted to abate a hazard at 1941 Long Bridge Road because an unfinished house was becoming a safety hazard as the cap was rotting on the foundation.
Another former cottage business along Washington Avenue/West Lake Drive is being turned into year-round rentals and possibly will be torn down in the future. Brad Wimmer has asked the Detroit Lakes City Council for permission to convert 10 of the 31 Capri Motel units into year-round rental units. Community Development Director Larry Remmen said at the Planning Commission meeting about 20 people attended and expressed concerns about the activity in the alley behind the Capri and what type of renters would be using the motel. At the Community Development Committee meeting Thursday afternoo
After a very successful blood drive with fellow Minnesota Department of Transportation employees and families, the Jesse and Bridget Miller family is now preparing for a community-wide blood drive. After the Millers' daughter, Ellie, now 2, was born, she required 32 units of blood. To help replenish the supply Ellie had used, MnDOT employees and spouses -- both Jesse and Bridget Miller work for MnDOT -- lined up to donate blood.
WHITE EARTH - Long Nguyen says he is finally comfortable enough to tell his life story, and hopefully inspire others in the process. "I look back and say 'My God, I did it,'" he said Monday from the White Earth Health Center. He is working with a two-week program as a dentist through the Indian Health Services program. But his journey began long before his time in Minnesota. Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1974, the youngest of eight children. "My family and I were the original boat people," he said.
Longtime business owner Donna Nester passed away suddenly early Monday morning. The former Marquee Gift Shop proprietor co-owned the business with Kay Larson for 29 years. Larson said Tuesday that Nester had worked for the former owners since she was in high school, and would carry photos to the post office to be mailed. Nester and Larson purchased the business in 1979, although they had known each other for years prior to the purchase. "We had such a good rapport, we worked well together," Larson said. "We knew what each other was going to do. "People enjoyed her.
Hair loss isn't the only visual effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatments due to cancer. There are also changes in skin pigmentation and texture, skin oiliness, peeling and alterations in finger nail texture and growth rate. There is a program ready to help women mask those changes. The "Look Good...Feel Better" program is for women cancer patients, to teach them make-up and skincare techniques.
Detroit Development Authority still isn't satisfied with the conference center study. After several correspondences with David Stone of Economics Research Associates, the firm hired by RDG Planning and Design to perform the conference center study, authority members stated Tuesday afternoon they still feel they are not getting all the information needed to make an informed decision on whether or not Detroit Lakes could support a conference center. "He doesn't feel that's part of the study and is not going to do that," Community Development Director Larry Remmen said of Stone when asked for
DETROIT LAKES - It seems more of a story that producers in Hollywood should be hearing rather than a Detroit Lakes attorney. Two baby girls switched at birth, only to find out 50-some years later they had been raised by opposite families. "When I first heard, I certainly thought it was interesting," said Jeff Stowman, the Detroit Lakes attorney that handled the federal case in the Federal District Court for North Dakota. "I didn't care if we received a bunch of money for these families. It was more about the hospital held accountable for their mistake," he said.