DL News Staff
Tuesday, Dec. 12 At 10:22 a.m. a caller reported a checkbook had been stolen from the 18000 block of 550th Avenue in Osage. Wednesday, Dec. 13 At 8:04 a.m. a caller reported someone had attempted to siphon fuel from a vehicle parked on the 36000 block of County Highway 21 in Ogema. At 12:15 p.m. a caller reported a survey crew had allegedly damaged a tree and a yard on the 16000 block of South Big Cormorant Road in Audubon.
Thursday, December 21 ULTRA Board Meeting: The Detroit Lakes ULTRA Snowmobile Club board and member meetings will both be held at the Shorewood Pub in Detroit Lakes. The Board of Directors meeting will start at 6 p.m., with the general membership meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Chili will be served and anyone interested in snowmobiling is invited to attend!
Sunday, December 17 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.
Ecumen has received a "Best Nursing Home" rating by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Fewer than 15 percent of nursing homes in the nation achieve the "best" status. Ecumen received a 5.0 "top performing" rating — the highest rating possible. "We are so pleased to receive this national recognition from U.S. News & World Report," said Katie Lundmark, Executive Director of Ecumen Detroit Lakes. "This top national ranking is expert validation of the exceptional care we provide. This is one of the highest compliments our outstanding staff can receive."
The Minnesota Resort & Campground Association is pleased to announce its 2017 award winners: • Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame — Bob and Harriet Williams from Fun Ta Boot Resort, Park Rapids • 2017 Operator of the Year — Beth Schupp from Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes The Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Minnesota's resort and campground industry and are deemed "legends" by their peers. The award honors lifetime achievement and exemplary leadership in the industry.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 At 6:20 p.m. a garage door was kicked in and an ATV was missing from the building on the 46000 block of Nokomis Dr. in Ponsford. At 8:52 p.m. a caller reported someone walking around her house on the 1200 block of Summit Avenue but, when officers arrived, they didn't find evidence—footprints in the snow—of the intruder. Wednesday, Dec. 6 At 8:36 a.m. someone reportedly broke into the meds stash at a care center on the 200 block of Maple Avenue in Frazee. Thursday, Dec. 7
Friday, December 15 Wreaths Across America: The Detroit Lakes tradition of displaying wreaths to honor veterans during the holiday season began in 2015. This event, which starts at noon at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Detroit Lakes will include placing wreaths on each of the service flags and a short speech by Tom Mortenson, former Becker County administrator and co-chairperson for the Detroit Lakes Wreaths Across America Project.
Law enforcement recovered heroin, meth, marijuana, and a stolen firearm while executing a search warrant on the 36000 block of Moose Street in Ogema Sunday evening. At approximately 6:40 p.m. Dec. 10, officers entered the residence and discovered the stolen items and drug paraphernalia along with $6,000 in cash and another firearm. Jason Everett Hanks Sr., 40; Spencer Charles Hanks, 31; Wayne Allen Kohler, 43; Beverly Ann Rogers, 30; and Maya Jade Weaver-Warren, 39, were taken into custody.
Sunday, December 10 Live Nativity: Lake Park Lutheran Church will host an "Away in a Manger" Live Nativity presentation from 4 to 6 p.m. Church youth group members will be serving cocoa and treats. Visitors can walk or drive to enjoy the presentation; watch for signs.