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VERGAS, Minn. — Opponents of the Star Lake Casino say the White Earth Nation project is still a long ways from being built. It faces environmental obstacles, internal opposition within the tribe, and a shortage of potential workers, says Ty Dayton, president of the Star Lake Concerned Citizens Group.
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.
DETROIT LAKES — It's not always easy to treat people right. Some customers are crabby. Maybe you've got a worried mind. And it can be chilly working that drive-through window when it's below zero outside. But, surprise! When you rise above it all, day after day, and never seem to run out of kind words or lose that cheerful outlook, people notice. Just look at Georgia Abbott and Mattie Smith, who work the McDonald's drive-through in Detroit Lakes on weekday mornings.
DETROIT LAKES — A Detroit Lakes woman is accused of taking advantage of her office manager job to give herself double paychecks and unearned overtime, forge company checks, misuse company...
DETROIT LAKES — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death of a large buck that grew tired and eventually drowned after being followed and harassed by a...
Frazee-Vergas High School head wrestling coach and gym teacher John Barlund has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation.
Zebra mussels have been found in Pelican Lake, bringing new regulations to bear on those who use the lake, and raising concerns of mussel infestation through the Pelican, Ottertail and Red river chains all the way to Lake Winnipeg. It marks the first time the mussels have been confirmed in the area and in the Red River Basin. A non-native invasive species, zebra mussels pose serious ecological and economic threats to Minnesota's lakes and streams. Heavy infestations can kill native mussels, impact fish populations, interfere with recreation, and increase costs for industry, including power
A Bemidji man was injured when he fell out of a party bus early Sunday morning on Highway 108 just east of Ottertail. Benjamin L. Frisk, 24, was taken to the Perham hospital, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman. He was standing by the steps to the door and fell out of the 1994 Chevy P30 bus. Frisk was one of 10 people riding on the bus, which was driven by James L. Hermanson, 60, of Henning. The accident was reported at 1:50 a.m. Sunday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff¹s Office assisted at the scene.