DL News Staff
Physician Assistant Garrett Penton has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's — Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. "Working in family medicine provides a way for me to impact the lives of many patients," says Penton. "I enjoy the team environment and working toward a common goal." Penton earned a master's degree in physician assistant's studies from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Wednesday, November 22 Community Thanksgiving Service: Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Please bring nonperishable food items for the Becker County Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served after the service. Thursday, November 23
Three area people were injured in a one-vehicle crash along the 32000 block of Highway 26 in the early hours of Nov. 21. According to a press release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 2:10 a.m., a 911 call came in reporting the crash, which occurred when the Ford Taurus, carrying three people, left the roadway and crashed into trees along the highway. The crash caused the driver, Candace Roberts, 28, of Ponsford, to become trapped. Roberts had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Detroit Lakes Fire Department Rescue 1.
FRAZEE, Minn. — A Frazee man has been charged in Becker County District Court in connection with a fire Saturday morning, Nov. 18, at his family's mobile home. Michael J. Strehlow, 26, faces one count of first-degree arson involving a dwelling. According to a court complaint filed Tuesday, Nov. 21: The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire near U.S. Highway 10 and upon arriving at the scene found a mobile home on fire. The owner told deputies he was sleeping when his wife started yelling the home was on fire and they ran outside.
Saturday, November 18 Amateur Radio Club: The monthly meeting of the Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club is scheduled for 9 a.m. inside the Icehouse restaurant, located at the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. The meeting is open to all and license tests will be offered following the meeting. Pancake Breakfast: Knights of Columbus Council 12581 of Frazee will be hosting a pancake/French toast breakfast, including sausages and a choice of beverage, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 202 Maple Ave. W., Frazee. Free will offering.
Amber Sund has been promoted to Shelter Manager of the Humane Society of the Lakes. Employed with the shelter since 2013 as Assistant Manager, Sund has always had a lifelong passion for animals. She was born and raised in the area, graduating from Lake Park — Audubon High School in 2005 and going on to earn a degree in medical coding from Northwest Tech College in Bemidji.
The Aspen Institute has named Minnesota State Community and Technical College as one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States, making M State eligible to compete for the $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The institute selects its top 150 community colleges from nearly 1,000 colleges nationwide based on student success in the areas of learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 At 7:41 a.m. a mailbox on the 200 block of Stone Creek Road was reportedly damaged. At 7:50 a.m. a caller reported an item missing from a lawn on the 400 block of North Shore Drive. At 9:48 a.m. a caller reported a rock, which was kicked up by another vehicle, hit another vehicle's windshield, damaging it near the corner of 370th Street and County Road 117 in Waubun. At 11:40 a.m. a storage unit in Lake Park was reportedly broken into, but nothing was reportedly missing. Wednesday, Nov. 8
Monday, November 13 Teacher Tea: To celebrate the 97th annual American Education Week (Nov. 13-17), the Detroit Lakes American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 15 will host its 48th annual tea party for current and retired educators, support staff, substitute teachers and school bus drivers from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. There will be a "Roll Call of Schools" at 5:15 p.m. For more information, please call Thomas Frank at 218-847-6274. Thursday, November 16
Slick roads have drivers going in the ditch left and right this morning. A number of crashes have already been reported, including this vehicle, which rolled into the ditch about a mile north of town on Highway 59. Law enforcement is reminding drivers to slow down and take it easy; the roads are in the process of being sanded and, hopefully, the ice will melt away soon, making the roadways safer for travel.