The boys of summer are back on the Vergas Baseball Diamond. After a one year hiatus, the Vergas Loons will begin play in May. “It just wasn’t acceptable that Vergas did not have a team playing on the diamond,” long-time Loon player and coach Keith Bunkowske said.
An Ogema man has been charged in Becker County District Court with four felony counts of domestic assault in connection with two separate incidents that occurred at the same residence in rural Ogema on March 28 and April 20. James Roland Eugene Covey, 29, of 16552 County Road 18, Ogema, is accused of assaulting the same female victim on both occasions. In the March 28 incident, he allegedly pushed and slammed her into a wall during an argument that she said became so violent she was afraid he would kill her. In the April 20 incident, Covey allegedly pushed the woman into a freezer, th
A Park Rapids man has been charged in Becker County District Court on felony charges including two counts of illegal possession of a firearm and a third count of receiving stolen property. Michael Nicholas Thelen Jr., 39, of 37075 County Road 127, Park Rapids, was charged after his vehicle was stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on April 20. After he was arrested, his vehicle was impounded and searched; inside were found two firearms and numerous items including power tools, a coin collection, jewelry, camcorder and trail camera; the items were subsequently discovered to ha
A Naytahwaush woman will appear Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge. Mariah Renee Tibbetts, 22, whose address is listed as P.O. Box 36, Naytahwaush, is also facing a related misdemeanor charge of giving false information to an officer in connection with the March 22 incident. According to the criminal complaint, Tibbetts was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in an accident on County Highway 32 in rural Becker County.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Ogema man on a felony charge of false imprisonment as well as two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault. Daniel Allen Warren, 48, of 38264 County Highway 34, Ogema, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend on the evening of April 9 and preventing her from leaving the residence they shared until the following day. According to the criminal complaint, Warren became upset with his girlfriend and started yelling at her; the argument escalated until he allegedly punched her in the face and ribs.
Several Detroit Lakes girls’ track and field athletes placed in the Hamline Elite Meet Friday, after earning spots based on their performances earlier in the season. Lindsey Heinecke placed third in the 400-meter dash with a sub-minute mark of 59.29, while Shay Nielsen was 10th in shot put with a throw of 38-10. The 4x200 relay team of Addie Kay Johnson, Simona Woodard, Kyley Foster and Heinecke was seventh with a mark of 1:48.67. The 4x400 team of Johnson, Sarah Halbakken, Foster and Heinecke also finished seventh with a time of 4:08.49. “It was a great night for track
The defense of the state championship has finally started for the Detroit Lakes boys’ golf team, as they opened the season in the Tri-State Meet at Edinburgh Friday and Saturday. The Lakers were just happy to finally get back on the course, while finishing 12th out of 20 teams. “We had an OK start,” said DL head coach Bob Gorden. “We found we have some work to do and spots are open for the next event.
The Detroit Lakes adapted bowling team competed in the Alexandria Invite last week, as the Lakers bowled their games at Voyageur Lanes. The results are as follows (after handicap): Landon Hochstelter 99, Dane Bellefeuille 72, Issac Kuether 59, Austin Genz 94, Derek Hanson 92, Nick Ohm 66, Sami Schoviller 28 and Braddley Blanchard 92.
Today is May Day, an unofficial holiday that many older people remember with pleasure. So it’s only fitting that the entire month of May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition. Here’s a look at the nation’s older people by the numbers, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau: 41.4 million — The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2011, up from 40.3 million on April 1, 2010 (Census Day).
When I finished a package of blueberries some years ago, I found a message written on the bottom of the carton: “If you’re a good looking girl living anywhere near Holland, Michigan, call Joe at (phone number).” Well, I obviously didn’t qualify in any category, so I didn’t call Joe.