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By Bryan Horwath / Dickinson Press - DICKINSON, N.D. — In real estate, there is a common saying based on the importance of “location, location, location” when assessing market value. Apparently, the location people are talking about is Dickinson. The city on Friday sent out letters outlining new yearly assessment numbers for owners of homes and business properties, sending some into near-panic mode. Overall, homes in Dickinson have been assessed on average 26 percent higher than a year ago while commercial real estate went up a whopping 42 percent.
While most people in our area might see the recent late-winter weather as an irritating inconvenience, for a select group of workers, it means a major disruption of their livelihood. The farmers in and around Wadena County now have to contend with problems like delayed planting for corn, less hay to use as feed and newborn calves that have to spend the first hours of their lives in harsher conditions.
BEMIDJI – The opening day of the walleye and northern pike fishing seasons on Minnesota inland lakes is less than three weeks away. In a normal year, Bemidji area anglers have already tested their boats, motors and trailers on the open water and have made all of the necessary preparations to guarantee a trouble-free day on the water. But this is not a normal year.
Sheriff Kelly Shannon said 30-year-old Scott Allan Sellers and 20-year-old Arlan Ray Bergstrom escaped from the jail by removing a metal plate from the handicap shower, then breaking out a 9-inch-wide window before lowering themselves to the ground. Sellers’ arm was cut severely by broken glass in the escape.
With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen traffic deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents to reinforce safe driving habits for their kids during prom season and the end of the school year. Over the past three years, there have been 30 teen motor vehicle occupant deaths in April, May and June, and 63 percent of those killed were not buckled up.
Chapter 7 is a petition to liquidate assets and discharge debts. Chapter 11 is a petition for protection from creditors and to reorganize. Chapter 12 is a petition for family farmers to reorganize. Chapter 13 is a petition for wage earners to readjust debts. Filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota Bankruptcy filings from the following counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Polk, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin. William and Alisha Dorman, also known as Alisha Peterson, Barrett, Chapter 7.
FARGO – The Fargo AirSho scheduled for Aug. 10-11 has been canceled, a decision that comes after the Navy’s Blue Angels flying team canceled the rest of its season because of federal budget cuts. Fargo AirSho officials announced the cancellation this morning. AirSho co-chairman Dick Walstad, Darrol Schroeder and Mike Haugen said in a news release that the decision was reluctantly made after reviewing all aspects of the event. While the ground of the Blue Angels for the rest of the 2013 season was a major factor, other considerations led to the decision, they said.
FARGO – Police are working to determine what happened to a suspect in a Moorhead rape who was found dead Tuesday in his Fargo home. Richard Lee Haaland Jr., 46, was set to stand trial in two weeks on charges that he beat up and sexually assaulted a woman in Moorhead last September. Deputy Chief Pat Claus said Fargo police responded to a call of an unattended death at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of First Street North, where officers found Haaland in his home.]
They’re out there, doing their jobs, helping other people. And they get hit. They’re troopers. Four state trooper squads were struck in March, spiking the total for the year up to 10. That’s 10 too many. The State Patrol issued an alert last week, urging motorists to drive at safe speeds, pay attention and move over for emergency responders on the shoulder of the road with their emergency lights activated.
By Paula Quam / Detroit Lakes News - By Paula Quam DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS