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Black Hills businesses ordered to pay back wages

July 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Six businesses in western South Dakota’s Black Hills have been ordered to pay almost $300,000 in fines and back wages to foreign workers for violating the terms of a special visa program. Continue Reading

Beckers are ‘Resorters of the Year’

November 16, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Ed and Sara Becker of In-We-Go Resort near Nevis have been awarded the 2011 Congress of Minnesota Resorts (CMR) “Resorters of the Year” award. Continue Reading

Polk County authorities searching for burglar

November 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning at Lakeview Resort, Restaurant and Lounge on Maple Lake, Minn., and has asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Continue Reading

Hubbard County resort under investigation for alleged fraud

August 3, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

A resort in the northeastern corner of Hubbard County that has been the subject of environmental issues is now under criminal investigation for alleged fraud. Continue Reading

Pending shutdown means scramble for Minnesota fishing licenses

June 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lake of the Woods resort owner who’s also county commissioner says he hopes DNR officials use discretionThe layoff of some 40,000 state employees means the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources won’t be able to sell licenses either online or through its network of Electronic License System outlets across the state. Continue Reading

Resort industry loses a leader

May 4, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Karl Dyer, an iconic member of the area tourism industry and former Park Rapids social studies teacher, has died of heart failure at 79. Continue Reading