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A rural Detroit Lakes man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, who was shot in the chest and buried in a pit at their residence on the 27000 block of Holbrook Road. Jordan Jerome Dalman, 25, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court Monday, where cash bail or bond was set at $750,000, with conditions, or bond at $1 million without standard conditions of release.
From the time he was a little boy, Kyle Quittschreiber knew he wanted to be a conservation officer with the Minnesota DNR. "My dad was taking him fishing when he was really young, and a game warden stopped by to talk to them — ever since then he told everyone 'that's what I'm going to do,'" said his sister, Kayla Quittschreiber. And why not? The boy took to the outdoors like a duck to water. "He loved to be fishing and hunting — anything outdoors," Kayla said. "If he was in a deer stand, he was happy."
Jeff Johnson, the endorsed Republican candidate for governor, is counting on party faithful and other people who pay attention to politics to help him carry the day on the hot summer primary election on Aug. 14. His main rival in the primary, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, may be getting more than his share of Twin Cities media attention and donations, but that may not matter to those who show up to vote on Aug. 14, which is often a low-turnout primary, Johnson said.
If you've lived in Detroit Lakes any length of time, you can't help but mentally brace yourself when WE Fest comes around: the place kind of turns into one big party. But like the July Fourth mobs of the past, it seems WE Fest, too, isn't quite what it used to be — at least in town. The city liquor store, Lakes Liquor, was steady on Tuesday, with quiet customers buying moderate amounts of liquor. Not like the old days when the lot was full of young people in cowboy gear loading cases of beer into pickup trucks.
Don't look for live music on warm summer evenings at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz any time soon — the popular bar and restaurant on the DL beach hasn't applied for a noise permit from the city that would allow it to host live music until midnight. And when local band Hardwood Groove played at a Zorbaz for a Lakeshirts employee appreciation event Friday night on Memorial Day weekend, it was shut down at 11:15 p.m. after a neighbor complained to police.
Season ticket-holder Chuck Hofius of Perham has traveled to a lot of Vikings road games—twice to Lambeau Field in Green Bay just this year—but he's never had such a bad experience as he did at the Vikings game in Philadelphia on Sunday. Never even close, he said from the Philadelphia airport late Monday afternoon, where his flight had just been delayed for the third time because of bad weather in the Twin Cities.
Thanks to a new state law, some Minnesota farmers can say goodbye to the ups and downs of the individual health insurance market and say hello to nice, stable group health insurance plans offered through their co-ops. The 250 or so eligible farmers who are members of Community Co-ops of Lake Park, for example, have until Dec. 29 to sign up for the new group health insurance plans offered through a partnership between Land O'Lakes and Gravie, a Minnesota- based health benefits company.
Lake Region Electric Cooperative has axed a proposed wind turbine-solar power array in Dunn Township, near Pelican Lake. "We have cancelled the community based renewable project, which was a wind/solar hybrid project," Lake Region CEO Tim Thompson said in an email. "The project was being developed by Juhl Energy and we would purchase the energy from the project. Based on the feedback from our members, our board of directors decided it was best to not proceed."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A small town police chief in western Minnesota has been sentenced on a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge, for an incident in which he helped a friend avoid a DWI after she crashed her car into a guardrail on Highway 59.
Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson came within 5 percentage points of denying Mark Dayton a second term as governor in 2014, and he hopes to again win Republican endorsement and win the governorship next year. A former state legislator and current member of the Hennepin County Board, Johnson said one of his main goals is to change the sometime-overbearing attitude in some state agencies.