Detroit Lakes News


04/19/2018 08:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Four Minnesota State two-year colleges get new leaders 

This week, the board of trustees approved the appointments of Carrie Brimhall as president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Craig Johnson as president of Ridgewater College, and Michael Berndt as interim president of two schools, Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College. Brimhall has been vice president of academic affairs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College since 2014.


04/17/2018 08:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Detroit Lakes, Minn. couple among those stranded in Mexico by Sun Country 

Troy and Abby Pettit and their two children were waiting in Cabo San Lucas for an American Airlines flight Monday, April 16, 2018, after their Sun Country flight back to Minnesota was cancelled and the airline left them stuck in Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Pettit family Abby Pettit and her family had been vacationing in Mexico and were getting ready to catch their weekend flight back to Minnesota when they got a stunning message from Sun Country Airlines: your plane is not coming and you're on your own.


04/16/2018 05:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
100s of passengers stranded when airline ends Mexico service 

But a getaway for dozens of families has turned into a travel nightmare, CBS station WCCO-TV reports . Abby Pettit of Detroit Lakes and her family have been coming to Cabo San Lucas since 2004, but this latest trip was their first on Sun Country.


04/12/2018 06:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Gov. Mark Dayton proposes millions in funding to help with Special Ed costs 

Thursday Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius emphasized the urgent need for this funding, noting that more than 140,000 children and youth currently receive special education services throughout the state. "Our Minnesota school districts have had to find ways to cover the unfunded costs of special education for decades, and it places a huge burden on their already stressed budgets... Our school districts tell us this is a priority, and we are listening to them," said Cassellius.


04/05/2018 10:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Busy road construction season ahead for MnDOT 

It's hard to believe with all of the snow still on the ground, but road construction season is coming up fast and the Minnesota Department of Transportation has a long list of projects for this year. Projects in our area include installing a traffic light on Highway 10 and County Road 7 in Lake Park, resurfacing Highway 59 from Detroit Lakes to the Becker County line, and replacing the Kennedy bridge deck on Highway 2 in Grand Forks.


03/30/2018 02:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Easter Weekend Off to Wintry Start in Minnesota 

Snow was already falling Friday morning in portions of the state, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for portions of central, north central, northwest and west central Minnesota from 7 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday. One round of light snow will push through this morning, but a heavier round will develop tonight across portions of central MN and northern WI.


03/29/2018 09:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crash on slushy road injures 3 

A 46-year-old Little Falls woman and her two passengers were injured Monday after the vehicle they were in crashed. LITTLE FALLS-A 46-year-old Little Falls woman and her two passengers were injured Monday after the vehicle they were in crashed.


03/28/2018 03:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PUC - Sweighs - smart grid' system 

Many people are mistaken in thinking that water and electric service can be turned off and on simply by flipping a switch somewhere at City Hall, but the capability of remotely controlling utility service in Fairmont is on the horizon. On Tuesday, the Fairmont Public Utilities Commission heard a presentation from Tom Thorson, territory sales director for Eaton, an energy automation firm headquartered in Cleveland and with an office in Detroit Lakes.


03/26/2018 03:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Lake Park-Audubon High School fire suspects identified 

Three juveniles have been identified as suspects in fires set Saturday at the former Lake Park-Audubon High School here, the Lake Park Police Department announced Monday, March 26. A citizen tip led police to a 13-year-old boy from Audubon and two 14-year-old boys from Lake Park, who admitted to lighting fires in the gymnasium and to prior break-ins and vandalism at the building, police reported. Reports in the case have been forwarded to the Becker County Attorney's Office for consideration of charges.