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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—With the CIA and the FBI agreeing that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump, many Minnesotans are concerned about protecting the integrity of the state's election system. They shouldn't be too worried, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said Tuesday, Aug. 29, during a visit to Detroit Lakes.
The chances of a special session in Minnesota slipped away in the dust of political battle Friday, leaving behind the corpses of tax relief for the middle class, a bonding bill to keep state buildings in good repair, and health insurance relief for those hit by sky-high MNsure premiums. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Kurt Daudt, speaker of the Minnesota House, held dueling press conferences Friday, Dec. 16, each casting blame on the other.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in "mousers" to join the fight. Brady Neros, of rural Hawley, Minn., said his family has lived in the area for 34 years and never dealt with mice before. "It's been terrible" this year, Neros said. "Lots of people I've talked to have had the same issues—they've never seen it so bad."
A Becker County man charged in the murder of his business partner has been ordered to submit to fingerprinting and DNA testing. Kenneth Eugene Andersen, 34, of 37997 280th Ave., Waubun, appeared in Becker County District Court Monday. He is charged with felony second degree murder in the death of his friend, Chad Swedberg, 33, a rural Ogema man who was shot April 13 while processing maple sugar on his property. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ordered Andersen to submit to fingerprinting and a DNA swab.