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PUC orders Xcel to study coal plants

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State regulators have ordered Xcel Energy to study the efficiency of its two oldest coal-fired plants.
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Becker County authorities still seeking public’s help with hit-and-run

July 30, 2012 in EOT Focus

Witnesses have provided a detailed drawing/conception of the boat that may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident on Big Cormorant Lake on July 4, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office reports. Continue Reading

Lake View Township takes action to fight spread of AIS

June 29, 2012 in EOT Focus

Effective yesterday, June 28, all township public commons on lakes Melissa and Sallie are tempo-rarily closed down for the launching/removal of watercraft. Continue Reading

Becker County museum fundraiser Making old new again

March 9, 2012 in DL-Online

The phrase “everything old is new again” will take on new meaning for the Becker County Historical Society & Museum’s “Keeping History Alive” fundraiser, which takes place Friday, March 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom. Continue Reading

Becker County Republicans meet

March 7, 2012 in DL-Online

Republican delegates, alternates and guests from precincts across Becker County met March 3 at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn to convene their 2012 County Convention. Continue Reading

Fargo man convicted of introducing zebra mussels to Otter Tail County lake

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

George Wynn, 54, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of introducing an invasive species. Wynn was ordered to pay $500 restitution plus $500 in fines and fees. The settlement drew some criticism. Continue Reading

County takes aim at zebra mussels

February 15, 2012 in DL-Online

The Becker County Board stepped up to take the lead Tuesday in the effort to keep zebra mussels out of the county.
Commissioners agreed to contract with an invasive aquatic species specialist for six months, at a cost of $20,000. Continue Reading

LOCAL GOP CAUCUSES Santorum takes county – and state

February 8, 2012 in DL-Online

The Republicans in Becker County want Rick Santorum as their next president and by an overwhelmingly large margin. Continue Reading

Becker County hires new environmental services director

January 27, 2012 in DL-Online

Becker County has a new environmental services director with more than 30 years experience in the field. Continue Reading

AT BECKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Court security to be upgraded

January 4, 2012 in DL-Online

Jarred into action by the Dec. 15 courthouse shooting of two people in Grand Marais, the Becker County Board is going ahead with stalled plans to upgrade security at the Becker County Courthouse.
Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell, 45, and Grand Marais resident Gregory Thompson, 53, were both shot by a man who later died in custody. Both men have recovered from their wounds. Continue Reading