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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The fight against aquatic invasive species is being stepped up this summer in Becker County. The county will be getting two more decontamination units for this...
A natural storyteller herself, Patty Nunn thought storytime would be a great addition to the Frazee LINK Site. “I’m trying to encourage families, daycare providers, classes not to worry if...
When new homeowners Jamie Pollock and Robby Haataja started a flooring project in their Detroit Lakes home, they never imagined they would find a piece of history under the floor. “We tore up a floor in our entryway and it’s dirt underneath there,” Pollock said.
FRAZEE — Without a single word of discussion, the Frazee-Vergas School Board voted unanimously not to renew the head wrestling coach contract with John Barlund. Barlund, who sat throughout the...
Set for May 15-18, this year’s Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes will feature prairie chickens, shorebirds, passenger pigeons, the bobolink and more. Rosalind Renfrew will be the keynote speaker, and there will be a variety of events and destinations throughout the festival. “What sets our festival apart is we have so many experts on each bus that you get that one-on-one experience,” organizer Kelly Blackledge said. Each bus for each field trip has four to five experts on board, available to give “tips and tricks to identifying birds,” she added. This year’s Festival of Birds’ fea
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 34½ years in prison, the maximum amount, after being found guilty of second degree murder with intent in the death of Travis Buckanaga. Ronald Quiceno, 39, was sentenced this afternoon to 415 months in prison for the shooting of Buckanaga on Jan. 26. He was also sentenced to 60 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm, which he will serve concurrently with the murder term.
All too often, a collision with a train is a deadly one. And there is nothing the train engineer can do about it. But, with a little education, railroad crews hope to change the way the public reacts to trains, making crossings a safer place. "By the time a locomotive engineer sees someone, it's too late for him to change the outcome," George Warren said. "If someone places themselves in the path of a train, it's beyond the engineer's control to help them out of the mistake they're making.
For miles before they even arrived in Detroit Lakes, troops could see people were waiting in anticipation of their arrival home after 22 months away -- 16 of those spent in Iraq. Yellow ribbons and groups of people waving flags lined Highway 10 long before Detroit Lakes, the destination for the 2-136th Combined Arms Battalion, 1-34th Brigade Combat Team. Thousands waited along Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes and in the Detroit Lakes High School gymnasium. Whether they knew individuals in the unit or not, all were there to show their support. "We're here for all the troops.
Hundreds of people came out in the wind, rain and snow Sunday afternoon to pay respect to Sgt. Greg Riewer, who was killed in Iraq March 23. The body of the 28-year-old National Guard soldier was flown into Fargo and then brought to Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a brief stop in Detroit Lakes for a service at the Minnesota National Guard Armory. "We have an American hero here today to honor," Rep. Collin Peterson said. People lined the streets of Detroit Lakes, Highway 10 and hundreds more in Frazee, including the Frazee Fire Department, standing at attention.