ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

CONSTRUCTION

The City Council rejected a development concept on Dec. 13 that included a convenience store and a four-story mixed-use building.
Phase One will be home to new cat-dedicated space, one humane society board member said.
Dozens of Wadena residents showed up on Dec. 8 to make their concerns known during the second of two public information open houses concerning the Highway 10 expansion project.
Members of the Detroit Lakes City Council held a public hearing and approved the assessment rolls for the city's 2022 tree abatements and curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs during their meeting on Nov. 7.

ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Headlines
West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes is open again for normal traffic as road construction season officially ends for the year. The city expects to close the road again in the spring to finish the street and utility project, which will include the installation of a lakeside all-purpose trail.
Through a brisk wind and intermittent rain, a large excavator demolished the old Becker County Museum building on Wednesday. The museum's new home, attached to the Historic Holmes Theatre, is expected to be open to the public for the first time on Feb. 17 during the 2023 Polar Fest, according to a museum official.
Members of the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit and rezoning for a proposed Eventide Senior Living Community on East Shore Drive by a 5-3 vote during their most recent meeting on Oct. 27. Dozens of residents from the east side of Detroit Lake showed up to the meeting and voiced their opposition to the facility. Next stop for the proposal will be the Detroit Lakes Community Development Committee on Nov. 7.
Members of the Detroit Lakes City Council approved the construction bid for the $7.7 million city hall remodel project during a special meeting of the council on Oct. 28. The winning bid was submitted by Bristlin Construction of Detroit Lakes and the new city hall is expected to open in spring 2024.
The underground utility work is finished from the Pelican River to Breezy Shores and paving is expected to begin on that stretch soon. “The idea is to keep building the road behind the (utility) services headed towards County Road 6,” said Detroit Lakes City Engineer Jon Pratt.
Though the weather was a little rainy on Wednesday afternoon, it didn't dampen the spirits of the dozen or so local residents who showed up for the official groundbreaking on Lake Park-Audubon Public Schools' $22 million elementary building project in Audubon. The two-year project is scheduled for completion in August 2024.

ADVERTISEMENT

Members of the Detroit Lakes Public Works Department cleared shoreline aquatic plants and truck loads of sediment as they restored a stormwater retention pond on Eighth Street in Detroit Lakes over the past week.
Access to businesses such as Breezy Shores, GoGo Rental and the bowling alley will be accessible off County Road 6.
Renovations to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre complex are expected to be complete when the 2022-23 theater season officially gets underway in September, while construction of the adjoining Becker County Museum building should be finished in time to open at the start of the new year.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT