DL News Staff
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.
Kayla Ulschmid, a seasoned real estate sales professional in Detroit Lakes, has joined Ryan Hanson Homes of Keller Williams Realty Professionals.
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning area businesses of questionable notices they might receive saying they've won a 'Best of' award for the city they're located in. However, to receive their award, business owners are told they must make a payment to purchase their plaque or award. Such awards are called vanity awards, and entities that offer them are nebulous at best and entirely fraudulent in most cases.
Ramsey, Minn. — Dan Baker, the owner of Baker White Inc., urges U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to support the Cole-Bishop amendment and defend small businesses in Minnesota and across the country. The vaping industry as we know it--and all of the Minnesota jobs created by the industry--may cease to exist by August 2018, unless Senators Franken and Klobuchar intervene. The FDA's decision to regulate vapor products as 'tobacco products' will effectively bankrupt small businesses, displace thousands of employees and harm public health.
Area high school teachers donned welding gear recently as part of a pilot project that's intended to help their students qualify for high-demand technical jobs. The two-day welding training took place Sept. 22 and 23 in Minnesota State Community and Technical College's custom mobile welding trailer. The six participating instructors teach in high schools in Ashby, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Pelican Rapids.
Friday, Sept. 16 At 6:56 a.m. the Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to a power line that caught fire on the 21000 block of Highway 21 near Sunlite Bar. The fire department was on the scene for about 12 minutes. At 7:33 a.m. a caller reported property damage done on the 20000 block of County Road 29, where several mailboxes were reportedly knocked over. At 9:33 a.m. a caller reported 11 chickens had been killed by a ranch mink on the 24000 block of County Road 32.
Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, has received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the state's largest small-business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota. NFIB issues its Guardian of Small Business award at both the federal and state level to recognize legislators who have been supportive of small business on critical issues. Green said his background in small business allows him to understand the challenges entrepreneurs face in Minnesota.
Licensed Psychologist Susan Welnel has joined the Behavioral Health Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. As part of this team of caregivers, Welnel will provide evaluation of mental health symptoms and counseling for adults and adolescent girls, ages 15-18. "I really think this field chose me," says Welnel. "While I was in college I became increasingly curious about human behavior and, after nearly 10 years of caring for patients, I still find this work to be very fulfilling."