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The "Tobacco 21" push to get city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21 is part of a nationwide effort to prevent young people from getting hooked on tobacco. Although it's been tough sledding in Minnesota (the Legislature shot it down last session and only two cities—Edina and St. Louis Park—have approved it so far) the measure has had more success elsewhere.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—It was a decision heard around the region. The controversy that erupted from the Detroit Lakes City Council's decision to revoke a rental registration, which essentially will force a disabled veteran from his home, stems from the city putting a renewed focus on rental units getting into compliance with zoning and coding laws.
In a move that would impact Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids and other small Minnesota cities, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), has introduced bipartisan legislation to boost the number of doctors able to work in rural areas. The Conrad State 30 & Physician Access Act would allow more international doctors to remain in the U.S. after completing their residency, under the condition that they practice in underserved areas, such as rural communities.
OGEMA, Minn.—An Ogema man under investigation for the starving death of three horses in his care has a GoFundMe site seeking $10,000 to create a "family horse rescue ranch." Michael E. Dahl, a White Earth spiritual leader and Ojibwe teacher at Detroit Lakes High School, set up the still-active Go-Fund-Me site on Sept. 25, 2015 and has so far received donations of $841 towards his $10,000 goal.
The chances of a special session in Minnesota slipped away in the dust of political battle Friday, leaving behind the corpses of tax relief for the middle class, a bonding bill to keep state buildings in good repair, and health insurance relief for those hit by sky-high MNsure premiums. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Kurt Daudt, speaker of the Minnesota House, held dueling press conferences Friday, Dec. 16, each casting blame on the other.
Here's the scenario: A tornado hits the old Pine Point School during the weekly Bingo game. Two cars are left smashed close to the front door, which is blocked. A live power line blocks the route in for emergency vehicles. There are injured people in the cars and distraught relatives trying to get to them. More people are trapped in rubble inside the building. There's a partial natural gas leak in the building, and using tools to break in the front door could spark an explosion.
One of the owners of Ketter’s meat market in Frazee has been charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly taking and possessing snapping turtles out of season. Kevin Robert Ketter, 54,...
Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy at a Maple Grove Township residence on Wednesday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office dispatched EMS to the residence shortly after noon...
A Duluth doctor whose license has been suspended has been put on probation and will spend just days in jail for stalking a former boyfriend from Detroit Lakes and for...
A Duluth doctor has been sentenced for stalking a Detroit Lakes man, and for being caught with dozens of prescription pain pills when he was booked into the Becker County...