Hodge Podge with Carol McCarthy

Stay up to date with the happenings in the Lakes Area with KDLM News Director Carol McCarthy. Great information on local news, community happenings, current events and sports! Listen live M-F at 8:30.

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Election 2018: Detroit Lakes Ward 2 Candidate Jay Schurman, Incumbent

Carol McCarthy | Oct 18, 2018 AT 07:21 am

Candidate for Detroit Lakes Ward 2, Jay Schurman, is the incumbent running to retain his seat. He's been on the Detroit Lakes City Council for four years. Schurman is a realtor in town and was first elected as Alderman for Ward 3 before he moved across town and as it worked out, a seat had been vacated in his new Ward, he ran and was reelected in Ward 2.

Election 2018: LWV Forum, October 16 in Detroit Lakes, House Representatives for Districts 2B and 4B

Carol McCarthy | Oct 17, 2018 AT 08:00 am

Candidates for House Representative districts 2B and 4B fielded about a half dozen questions for an hour at last night's forum. District 2B DFL challenger Karen Branden of Rochert and 2B GOP incumbent Steve Green of Fosston and District 4B GOP Challenger Jason Peterson and 4B DFL incumbent Paul Marquart were on hand and fielded questions on legacy funding, health care, water quality, restoring right to vote to convicted felons and climate change.‚Äč

Election 2018: LWV Forum October 16th Becker County Sheriff Candidates Al Fowler and Todd Glander

Carol McCarthy | Oct 17, 2018 AT 06:19 am

Nearly 20 questions were posed to the candidates for Becker County Sheriff in an hour's time. Candidates Al Fowler and Todd Glander fielded a wide-spectrum of questions from handling inmates, deescalating situations, school safety to how each would handle the projected population growth in Becker County. (Audio provided by Fundamental Technologies with permission to post from Detroit Lakes League of Women Voters)

Election 2018: Detroit Lakes School Board Candidate Robert Strand

Carol McCarthy | Oct 12, 2018 AT 11:00 am

Robert Strand has lived and worked in the community since 2001. He is a Sergeant with the Detroit Lakes Police Department and father of two Detroit Lakes Public School Students.

Election 2018: Detroit Lakes City Council At-Large Candidate, Natalie Bly

Carol McCarthy | Oct 11, 2018 AT 10:03 am

Natalie Bly is a native of Crookston, mother of two, interested in creating addressing the need for more affordable housing in Detroit Lakes. She is among four candidates running for two At-large seats on the Detroit Lakes City Council.

Election 2018: Candidates for Frazee Mayor and City Council

Carol McCarthy | Oct 10, 2018 AT 09:44 am

Candidates gathered in Frazee October 9th for League of Women Voters forums. City Council, Mayoral candidates responded to questions about working along side of someone with different views, economic development, job creation, and trail development. LWV Moderator for the Frazee City forum was Terry Kalil. (Audio was provided by Fundamental Technologies with permission to post by the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters)

Election 2018: MN House District 2B Candidates at Detroit Lakes LWV Candidate Forum in White Earth

Carol McCarthy | Oct 09, 2018 AT 10:52 am

UNDATED--Candidates from Minnesota House District 2B as well as Becker County Sheriff were on hand for two League of Women Voters forums Tuesday night in White Earth. Candidates for House District 2B, Steve Green, Republican from Fosston, the incumbent and and challenger, Karen Branden of Rochert fielded a range of questions for a little over an hour from constituents who turned out at the White Earth Community Center. Questions dealing with water quality, legacy funds and education were fielded by the two candidates and each response to questions on health care and climate change were about as far apart as two parties could be. (Audio provided by Fundamental Technologies with permission from the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters.)

Election 2018: Candidate for Detroit Lakes School Board April Thomas

Carol McCarthy | Oct 05, 2018 AT 08:51 am

Meet April Thomas Candidate for Detroit Lakes School Board, one of five candidates vying for three seats on the board of six up for election.

Election 2018: Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander

Carol McCarthy | Oct 04, 2018 AT 01:06 pm

Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander looks to retain the seat he's held for four years.

Election 2018: Detroit Lakes School Board Candidate Jennifer Pedersen

Carol McCarthy | Oct 02, 2018 AT 12:35 pm

Jennifer Pedersen, mother of a 10 year old daughter and owner and operator of a local Chiropractic clinic, is a transplant from a small town on the Iron Range. She and her family has called Detroit Lakes home for 16 years.

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