DL News Staff
On August 30, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office located a body in approximately 47’ of water in West Battle Lake. The body was identified as missing jet skier Peter Akinboro of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who was reported missing on August 26 after a family member discovered his jet-ski drifting on West Battle Lake. An autopsy will be performed.
Wednesday, August 30 School Supply Night: The DL Schools, Native American Education Department will be handing out basic school supplies prior to the start of school during the Middle School Open House from 4-6 p.m. in the commons. Senior Fest 2017: Provider booths, educational speakers, pontoon rides, lunch and door prizes will be at the Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and the cost of lunch is $5. To reserve a lunch, contact Karen Lenius at Mahube-Otwa at 218-847-1385.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.27/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The team at Mann Financial hosted their third annual golf fundraiser at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course, and $15,000 was donated to area charities. Hospice, Boys and Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes and Perham, TeacHaiti, Imagination Library, Let's Go Fishing, and the Historic Holmes Theater all received funds again this year. New to the list was the Friends of Tamarac organization. "We appreciate all the support from those who came out!" said Brian Mann, financial planner with Mann Financial.
Catherine Black, a seasoned corporate director, manager, leader and coach in the Lakes Area, has joined Ryan Hanson Homes of Keller Williams Realty Professionals as their Buyer Specialist in Detroit Lakes.
Sunday, August 27 Spaghetti Dinner: St. Theodore's Church in Ponsford/Pine Point is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is free for those under 6 years old, $3 for those age 6-12 years old and $8 for those over 12 years old. Phil Kinney Benefit: Faith Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes will hold a benefit to assist the family of Phil Kinney, who was seriously injured after falling off of a roof, with medical bills and expenses. The benefit will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a baked potato bar.
In 2008, the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) reported there were more than 7,000 rail car accidents and incidents, 20 of which involved hazardous materials requiring the evacuation of over 5,000 people. In the last five years there have been 166 incidents involving hazardous materials, most of which occurred in rural America according to the FRA.
Detective Eric Bergren will be retiring on Friday, August 25. Bergren has been serving the Detroit Lakes community as a police officer since 1990. He started as a part-time officer and was hired full-time in 1993. Bergren worked as a patrol officer from 1993 to 2012, at which time he moved into the investigations division as a detective. Bergren has 2 sons, both college students in Moorhead, and his brother is the chief of police in Fergus Falls.
Nurse Practitioner Tamara Rakke has joined the Elder Care Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. "I chose to practice in geriatrics because it is my calling," says Rakke. "I thoroughly enjoy caring for older adults and will work hard to provide the best care." Rakke earned a master's degree in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is certified as an adult/gerontology nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.