Dispatch from northwest Minnesota

gunderson.jpgCathy Wurzer gets the news from northwest Minnesota. She talks to reporter Dan Gunderson about the state suing a township board over lakefront development, Moorhead’s new social host ordinance and programs to make sure Minnesota has enough utility workers.

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Here are some background articles on each of the issues Gunderson addresses:

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: DNR says town board out of order when variance approved

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Cormorant Township illegally granted a variance on Lake Ida in Becker County and is seeking court action to halt a residential building project on the lake.

WDAY: Moorhead social host ordinance in place

If you live in Moorhead and are planning to host a party and serve alcohol to minors, you might want to think again. City council members tonight approved a new social host ordinance that can mean jail time and an expensive fine for you.

International Falls Daily Journal: M State breaks ground on training facility

Representatives of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Lake of the Woods County Economic Development, North Star Electric Cooperative and the Baudette community will break ground at noon July 15, on a new facility where northern Minnesota workers will be trained for jobs in the power industry.

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