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Lake Bistineau salvinia levels call for drawdown

Lake Bistineau salvinia levels call for drawdown

 

More than 2,000 acres of Lake Bistineau are currently covered by the ever-invasive aquatic weed giant salvina.

As biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are predicting the weed to continuously multiply atop the waters of the 17,000-acre lake throughout the remainder of the summer, the dam gates of the lake will open next month.

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Shackled inmate attempts to run out of court

Shackled inmate attempts to run out of court

An Arkansas man who went to district court Monday as a fugitive didn't take long to become a fugitive again, but his second attempt to remain free lasted less than half a...

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Minden shoplifting call results in drug arrest

Minden shoplifting call results in drug arrest

What began as a shoplifting call at Stage department store ended in a drug arrest when a number of prescription drugs were found in the possession of a Benton woman.

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Man arrested after leading police on chase

Man arrested after leading police on chase

A traffic stop early Friday morning ended in a chase, of sorts, when a local man unsuccessfully attempted to give a Minden police officer the runaround.

MPD Officer Chris ...

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Fourth-generation Veitch takes over family business

Fourth-generation Veitch takes over family business

There's been a change at one of Minden's oldest family-owned businesses, but this change only continues a tradition that began 60 years ago.

Jason Veitch has taken over th...

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Mayor: Levelized billing lacks interest

The number of local utility customers interested in Equal Payment Plan (EPP) billing, fell short of the number needed to make the concept economically feasible Minden May...

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Man steals cart full of meat, police say

Man steals cart full of meat, police say

A Vivian man apparently thought he could get a very good deal on meat from the market of a local discount store, but his alleged shopping trip proved to be just a stopove...

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