Nathan Bowe, Forum News Service
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.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. — White Earth Nation has spent about $7 million so far on the proposed Star Lake Casino project, Tribal Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason said at a meeting with tribal members. Expenses for the Star Lake Casino include land acquisition, buying wetland credits and architectural, planning and environmental fees.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A game-changing Republican plan to quit fully funding Medicaid has caught the attention of a nursing home administrator here. The plan would cap federal spending on Medicaid and force states, nursing homes, hospitals and others to make up the difference, which would grow over time.
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.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Thanks to a lot of work done over the summer, there’s plenty of room for tubing now at Detroit Mountain. A new tubing area has been created to essentially doubled the size of the old area. There are now 10 lanes for the downhill ride and two central magic carpet conveyor belts to bring people back up to the top of the hill. “It offers an exhilarating ride,” said Jeff Staley, general manager of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area.
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- Hoppy days are here for Betsy Steffl of Callaway. She’s looking forward to harvesting her first crop of hops – the fragrant green cones that are essential to crafting good beer. It’s no secret to those passing by her father John’s farm on Steffl Road, about two miles north of Callaway: The leafy vines are stretched out in the sunshine, reaching for the sky on 22-foot wires hung from a framework built on nine well-weathered utility poles.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- It was all about the teamwork: Minnesota lawmakers were impressed when Mahnomen County, the City of Mahnomen and the White Earth Reservation joined together to answer Gov. Mark Dayton’s call to address economic disparity in Minnesota. The result: Initial funding of $500,000 and ongoing annual funding of $125,000. The program: Business incubator support for budding entrepreneurs called the White Earth Integrated Businesses Development System.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- About a year from now there will be a new four-story hotel and restaurant kitty-corner from the Pavilion near the Detroit Lakes City Beach. The long-delayed Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel is a go – developer Troy Hoekstra said he closed on the property Thursday.
VERGAS, Minn. – The owner of Natalie's Serendipity in Vergas is all about community. She took pains to make her home décor and gift shop welcoming to people who live...
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- When Kansas beat West Virginia to win the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball title a week ago before their journies to the NCAA Tournament, those pumped-up...