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WILL: Detroit’s death by democracy

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Here, where cattle could graze in vast swaths of this depopulated city, democracy ratified a double delusion: Magic would rescue the city (consult the Bible, the bit about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes), or Washington would deem Detroit, as it recently did some banks and two of the three Detroit-based automobile companies, “too big to fail.” Continue Reading

Once-mighty Detroit files for bankruptcy

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DETROIT Once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, its finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing. Continue Reading

With new director hired, DL homeless shelter nears completion

March 4, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Refuge Christian Outreach Center’s project to build a 28-bed shelter for homeless men in the Detroit Lakes area is nearing completion. Continue Reading

Council to continue support of Detroit Mt.

February 14, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

With the newly fallen snow covering Detroit Lakes, Mark Fritz pointed out how nice it would be to have Detroit Mountain up and running. Continue Reading

School puts vote on hold

February 14, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Plans for a new elementary school and other major school building projects in Detroit Lakes are being put on hold for now. Continue Reading

Poster child for stroke recovery

February 11, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

When Detroit Lakes resident Emma Gravalin woke up and started making breakfast at her apartment in Lamplighter Manor on the morning of Aug. 17, it seemed to be the start of a summer day much like any other. Continue Reading

Double-shooting near Detroit Lakes leaves one dead, one injured, one in jail awaiting murder charge

January 28, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection with a double shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Detroit Lakes. Continue Reading

Update: Double-shooting near Detroit Lakes leaves one dead, one injured, one in jail awaiting murder charge

January 26, 2013 in DL-Online

Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Becker County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection with a double shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Detroit Lakes. Continue Reading

DL sign-painter working on Obama inauguration floats in Maryland

January 14, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Shawn Qualley is helping to make history literally and figuratively. Continue Reading

Shaking off the rust: Tiny Chevrolet Sonic helps get Detroit back on its feet

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DETROIT When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection. Continue Reading