With the recent news that zebra mussels have invaded Lake Melissa and Pickerel Lake, a decision on what to do with the $150,000 the state has allocated to Becker County for aquatic invasive species prevention has acquired a new sense of urgency. Thus, it came as no surprise that the Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations’ July meeting drew a large crowd Thursday in Detroit Lakes. For most the two-hour meeting, COLA members debated whether the funding should be focused on the acquisition of decontamination units and/or AIS inspector training, assistance for research and development
By Kia Farhang / For the Forum WASHINGTON D.C. — A Fargo news anchor auditioned Saturday for a national singing reality TV show. Though she wasn’t picked for “The Voice,” Stephanie Goetz of Valley News Live said she’s glad she traveled to the nation’s capital for a shot at the reality series.