Bail was set at $100,000 without conditions or $10,000 with conditions for an Ogema man involved in a brief standoff with law enforcement at his home Wednesday. Ryan Michael Degroat, 28, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
A weather system is moving into the area this morning that could dump some much-needed snow on Hubbard County. The front is already spreading rain and snow into North Dakota. This is a small system, so not everyone will see precipitation. The most likely area will be north of I-94, and the best chance of snow accumulation will be along and north of Highway 2. This will be a quick system, so the snow will likely end later this afternoon.
After several profitable years, dairy farmers are seeing their bull market crash. Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation today released an estimate of how many people live near rail routes that carry crude oil from North Dakota. Currently, an estimated 326,170 persons live within one-half mile of rail routes that carry the oil from North Dakota across Minnesota, according to MnDOT. One-half mile is considered the evacuation zone if a train derails and evacuation becomes necessary. “This data provides a greater emphasis on the need for a strong rail safety program,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle.
On March 18, 2015 at approximately 11:55 a.m., the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a domestic assault incident that had happened earlier that morning and reportedly involved...
A public information and environmental assessment scoping meeting concerning a transmission project for the area is scheduled March 24, 6 p.m., at the Menahga Senior Center. Great River Energy and Minnesota Power propose to build a new 22.5 mile, 115 kV transmission line and three substations in Becker, Hubbard and Wadena Counties. Great River Energy and Minnesota Power state the project is needed to address overloads on the existing transmission system and to serve a proposed oil pump station, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. State agency staff members will preside over t
Identity theft is not one of the big city problems. It happens in our area all too often. One big reason is because the Internet is providing identity thieves with another window of opportunity that knows no physical boundaries. But there are ways to shut that window. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) are teaming up to offer advice for protecting yourself and steps you can take if your ID is compromised.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will soon determine when to start spring burning restrictions. This year, with little snowpack and an early start to spring, restrictions are likely to take effect earlier, maybe as soon as next week. The DNR restricts burning shortly after snow melt when exposed dead grass and brush can ignite easily and burn quickly.
“The Magical World of Seeds” and “All about Fruit Trees” will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Northwoods Bank’s community room. What is a seed?...
Gigabit Internet service has come to Hubbard County. Paul Bunyan Communications has upgraded the communications network it has constructed in the Park Rapids area the past three years, making GigaZone services now available to over 2,700 locations, the company announced this week. In addition, the cooperative has announced it will be expanding its network even further in the region this summer. “The GigaZone provides Internet capabilities unsurpassed by any other rural provider or region in the country,” said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager. “The GigaZone not o