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Big changes are coming to the former Norby’s Department Store in downtown Detroit Lake, which closed this summer after 112 years in business. Three buildings that made up the department store will be renovated on the outside and returned to their original look of a century ago. The interior of the buildings will be cleared out and rebuilt to hold from one to six retail spaces on the ground floor and 13 unique apartments on the second floor.
The White Earth Nation made nearly $10 million this year from its casino operations in Mahnomen and Bagley, but it will write off nearly $6 million in costs for its aborted casino project at Star Lake in Otter Tail County. The gaming income is used for tribal operations, it is not distributed among tribal members.
Several months ago, the White Earth Tribal Council launched The Other Governmental Project to investigate possible tribal government corruption. According to a news release from White Earth, the investigatory team recently briefed the Tribal Council on "potentially criminal concerns" over several findings, based on a review of the documentation that the team has gathered so far.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesotans need to enroll by today, December 15, to secure coverage that starts January 1, 2019 and avoid a potential gap in coverage . Those who enroll after today will have coverage that begins February 1. MNsure's open enrollment period runs through January 13—just over four weeks away.
A man from the Richwood area was seriously burned in a house fire early Saturday morning. Ken Otte, 65, was taken to the Hennepin Healthcare Burn Center with burns to his neck, face and hands, according to his sister, Keron Weiler of Dilworth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., today released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report.
Good news on health insurance: In the Becker County area, the benchmark premium (the second-lowest cost "silver" plan available) through MNsure is declining nearly 19 percent, and those eligible for tax credits can see even greater savings. Approximately 63 percent of enrolled households in Becker County are receiving tax credits.
A Mahnomen man has been charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, for a Facebook post that allegedly threatened White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy. Michael Floyd Keezer, 53, was charged Monday in Mahnomen County District Court. According to court records, On Nov. 29, White Earth Police Department Lt. Jeremy Cossette received a call from Roy that he had become aware of threats allegedly made against him by Keezer.
While it's not exactly clear sailing, it's at least choppy sailing for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project, which got the go-ahead in June from the Minnesota Public Utilities commission. Construction is expected to start early next year, and the pipeline is expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
Detroit Lakes police are investigating customer complaints about Silver Leaf Home Center, formerly known as Silver Leaf Cabinets, which allegedly took customer money and failed to provide the promised products or services. A Silver Leaf customer, who asked not to be identified, said police informed her that they had received complaints from a half-dozen customers, although Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd would not disclose how many complaints they'd had, due to the open investigation.