DL News Staff
Explore lake life at the Civic Center in downtown Fargo on Friday and Saturday, and meet with lake locals in the heart of the metro area to discover more about lakes country. The curated expo uncovers year-round opportunity to explore, visit or live lake life. This year includes live on-stage podcasts with multiple guest speakers both days: Friday, Feb. 23 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9 At 2:16 p.m. a caller reported $200 taken from a change safe at Orton's gas station in Audubon. Saturday, Feb. 10 At 7:31 p.m. the owner of a home on the 19000 block of County Highway 47 in Osage returned home from a trip to find that items had been taken from his residence, including a hunting bow, a gaming system along with multiple games, and a fish finder. Monday, Feb. 12 At 3:21 p.m. a caller reported someone had taken all her diamond jewelry from her home on the 200 block of Willow Street.
Friday, February 23 Lenten Fish Fry Fundraiser: The Knights of Columbus Council 12581 of Frazee will host a Lenten fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The meal will include fried fish, scalloped potatoes or French fries, green beans, cole slaw, bread and ice cream. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 7-12, and free for kids age 6 and under. Sunday, February 25
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.55/gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Sunday, February 18 Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.
The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning Minnesota consumers not to borrow money from unlicensed lenders that advertise and offer short-term, payday or installment loans through the internet. "When you need money, the offer of immediate cash might be very enticing, but these loans often include interest rates and fees that exceed what is allowed by state law," said Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman. "There's a good chance you could end up paying more in interest and fees than the original amount you borrowed."
Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want to trust their taxes to a professional. Though the department does not certify tax preparers, state law requires tax professionals who prepare income tax returns to follow standards of ethics and conduct. If a tax preparer not following these standards, they may be subject to penalties or criminal prosecution and may be ineligible to represent clients before the department.
Lakeshirts, Inc. has announced the distribution of over $1,000,000 of profit share to employees for their help in making 2017 a successful year. A full share equated to over $2,400 per employee. Lakeshirts' leadership believes in being transparent through open-book management, as well as sharing any success with the employees who helped make it possible. Because of this philosophy and the success of 2017, employees each received a share of the company's 2017 profits.
Greg Mueller stands with the Preschool Palace he designed for the “Polar Bears, Penguins and Palaces… Oh My!” events for young kids at the Lincoln Education Center in Detroit Lakes. The Preschool Palace is made from gallon jugs brought in by families and MinnKota Recycling, as well as appliance boxes from D&D Appliance, Menards and Boedy Appliance. The palace was assembled and painted by Mueller and several volunteers.
Detroit Lakes, MN hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services on February 10 at the Eagles Club, which helped collect at total of 45 units of blood for patients in need. A total of 40 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 35 individuals were able to donate. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor.