DL News Staff
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.15/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.23/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits presented the Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIFs) with the 2016 Responsive Philanthropy Award at its annual conference, held in Duluth on Oct. 7. West Central Initiative (WCI) is one of six regional foundations working to strengthen the communities and economies of greater Minnesota.
Midwest Bank of Detroit Lakes has announced the new addition of Danielle Krueger to their staff as Personal Banker. In her new position, she will be promoting, opening and supporting both consumer and business deposit accounts and products. Krueger brings three years of banking experience to her position and holds an Associate of Arts degree from Alexandria Technical and Community College.
Tricia Bellefeuille is a new realtor of The Real Estate Company of Detroit Lakes. Tricia strives to provide integrity, energy, hard work, and a creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Tricia has lived in the Detroit Lakes area for the past 17 years, where she has built a successful career as a stylist over the past 23 years, opening her own salon in 2003, Styles on Willow, a renovated 1930's Cottage home, which she still owns today.
Blood drive coordinator Janel Christen and BTD Manufacturing have sponsored a very successful blood drive. The drive held in Detroit Lakes on September 21 saw 31 people volunteer to donate blood and 27 able to give. Three people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells, which resulted in 30 total products. One person volunteered for the first time.
Trinity Lutheran would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2016 coat give away a success. This year a record 445 adults and children came to Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes on Oct. 8 and were able to receive coats, boots and other clothing in preparation for the upcoming winter. "Thanks goes out to the entire DL community for making this event a great success," said Charles Jensvold, who chaired the event.
Richard "Dick" Duffney, being nominated for Jail Programs Volunteer of the Year, has made it his life calling to minister those incarcerated in the Becker County Jail and has done so for 40 years. Starting his career as an architect briefly in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and then in Fargo, North Dakota, he and his wife moved to Detroit Lakes in 1964. At that time, he decided to become a jail programs volunteer, coming to the jail to lead church services and Gideon's Bible Study.
The American Legion Post 15 Tank sign was recently hit by someone, and the Legion is asking the public if anyone has any information concerning the incident. According to a press release, the Legion, which is a non-profit organization, will have to pay out of pocket to replace the sign. "These members pay yearly dues. Some money stays within the club, the other money goes to state or national (funding). So this sign was paid for by these members," the release read.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department is asking the public for help identifying two people who may have been associated with a stolen debit card case, which Sergeant Robert Strand is looking into. If you have information about who they are, please contact Sergeant Strand at 218-846-3204.
Friday, Sept. 30 At 2:09 p.m. a tool shed was burglarized on the 20000 block of Highway 21. At 11:22 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to a call reporting smoke coming from a garage on the 28000 block of Paula Street. The DL Fire Department was on scene for about two and half hours, assisted by the Frazee Fire Department, which was on scene for about 30 minutes. Saturday, Oct. 1 At 9:42 a.m. a vehicle's tires were smashed while it was parked on the 500 block of East Main Avenue in Frazee.