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In a public hearing that lasted roughly five hours, the seven candidates who filed a Written Notice of Contest protesting the White Earth primary election of April 1 were given an opportunity to present their case to the Honorable Margaret Treuer of Bemidji. At the hearing, held April 14 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, the contesters -- including Marvin Manypenny, Leonard Potter, Darrell Boone Wadena, Patric Scott Sr., Tim St. Claire, Raymond Bellcourt and Anthony Wadena, Sr.
Once every year, since 2002, the United Way of Becker County has held a special luncheon to celebrate the area's "everyday heroes." The Celebration of Heroes Luncheon also honors area rescue workers, firefighters and law enforcement officers, as well as those serving in the U.S.
For the fifth time since the 2002 Farm Bill expired in September, the deadline for federal legislators to reach an agreement on the 2007 Farm Bill has been extended until this Friday, May 2. But despite President George Bush's expressed opposition to further extensions, Senator Norm Coleman said Thursday that he feels passage of the new legislation is important. "President Bush is opposed to another extension, but I disagree with that," Coleman said in a telephone interview from his office in Washington, D.C.
The new addition to the Becker County Courthouse is on track to be up and running by the end of May, according to County Administrator Brian Berg. "We are planning to start installing furniture on the upper floors the week of May 19," he said Tuesday. Information technology hookups would be made the following week, with the courts tentatively set to begin moving in on May 28-30, Berg added. The County Board of Commissioners approved some final construction change orders and bids at Tuesday's meeting of the Becker County Board of Commissioners.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed Tuesday that two cows on a Becker County farm died last week of anthrax, the first anthrax cases in 2008. Dr. Randy Lindeman, Frazee, who is the district veterinarian for the Board of Animal Health, said in a telephone interview that the infected herd was "in southwest Becker County," but declined to pinpoint the exact location. After the dead cows were discovered on pasture, a blood sample was collected and sent to the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fargo.
Since it was first formed in 2002, the Minnesota Consortium for Advanced Rural Psychology Training (MCARPT) has been working to provide opportunities for psychologists to learn the many facets involved in practicing their craft in a rural setting. This year, there are two psychology interns living and working in the Detroit Lakes region through the MCARPT program. Both Dr. Brian Gatheridge and Dr.
When the Ozark Jubilee made its Detroit Lakes debut last April, the Branson, Mo.-based stage show was such a hit that its organizers decided to come back for a second year. "If we find an area where people really like what we do, we try to go back," says Randy Newman, who -- along with alter ego Doofus Doolittle -- has been with the show for 14 years now. "When we were there last time, the people in Detroit Lakes just really seemed to enjoy the show -- so we decided to come back again." The Ozark Jubilee returns to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Monday, April 21, for a one-n
For several weeks now, local glass artist Becky Mitchell has been working with students at Detroit Lakes as well as Lake Park-Audubon, Circle of Life, Frazee-Vergas, Waubun-Ogema and Perham elementary schools on a project known as "Mosaic Mania: Breaking Glass, Expanding Minds." Though it's officially an outreach project of the Historic Holmes Theatre, "Mosaic Mania" has also involved contributions from local and regional school districts, businesses and of course, from the students themselves. This project -- which will be centered around the upcoming "Capital for a Day" festivities in De
They may not have 76 trombones, but since the Lakes Area Community Concert Band first formed in 2006, the group has been steadily growing in numbers. "I think we're up to about 40 members now," says Rick Olson, who has served as the band's manager since its inception. In fact, whole families have begun taking part in the group's Thursday night rehearsals, according to Olson. "We have the Moen family, with two brothers and two sisters who are in the band," he says.
The 2008-09 performance season at the Historic Holmes Theatre begins winding down this weekend -- but not without an appearance by one of the most unique performance groups this country has to offer. Regan Patno and Julia Snyder, better known as "The Tweaksters," have been performing together for more than a decade now. The acrobatic dance duo, oft-described as "the Blue Man Group without the paint," will be in Detroit Lakes this Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19, for a series of performances and workshops geared toward audiences of all ages. On Monday, they sat down for a telephone