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BECKER COUNTY

Thousands of country music fans gathered at Soo Pass Ranch, outside of Detroit Lakes, on Thursday for the annual WE Fest country music festival, which runs through Aug. 6. Country music superstar Jason Aldean headlined the first night's music, which also included performances from: Chris Janson, Blanco Brown, Elvie Shane, and Hitchville, throughout the day.
Vergas is getting ready to host its annual end-of-summer festival, Looney Days, on Aug. 11-14.
“One year, LoCash plugged in and played,” Betty Sipe said. “There were maybe 300 or 400 people here for that concert,” Mike Sipe added. “It was great.”
Get to know the legislative candidates participating in the Aug. 9 primary election in state House Districts 5B for a chance to compete in the general election this November.

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Competition begins Thursday
Three candidates are participating in the Aug. 9 primary election in state Senate District 9 for a chance to compete in the general election this November.
Three candidates, including the incumbent, are battling for a spot on the Republican ticket in the Minnesota Senate District 5 race, which includes part of Becker County, a large chunk of Hubbard County and all of Wadena and Todd counties.
If customers are waiting for credentials through the mail, “they can just come here and we will issue new credentials and cancel the old stuff — they don’t have to wait for the mail,” said WE Fest General Manager Mark Bjerke.
“We’re having some issues with our ticket fulfillment company,” said WE Fest General Manager Mark Bjerke. “They have not been able to get them (the tickets) out in a timely manner.”
Derby car to be raffled, funds given to teen daughter

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Big Pine resident offers water ski opportunity to disabled veterans
Fireballs, smoke and costume changes all featured prominently during Friday night's Bash on the Beach in Detroit Lakes as Hairball performed the classics and thrilled the outdoor, sold-out crowd as part of the 86th Northwest Water Carnival on July 15.
For all a patient's medical accessories needs, Sanford Health Equip in Detroit Lakes is hoping to become a local one-stop shop for home care in the lakes area. The store will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 12 at 1 p.m.

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