DL News Staff
The Ogema VFW Post 9880 & Auxiliary and the White Earth Veterans' Association will be remembering the nation's armed forces this Memorial Day (May 29) with a full morning of area cemetery visitations. The schedule is as follows: Assemble at Ogema VFW Hall: 7:30AM St. Columba's Episcopal Cemetery, White Earth: 8:15 AM Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, White Earth: 8:30 AM Assembly of God Cemetery, White Earth: 8:40 AM Calvary Catholic Cemetery, White Earth: 8:50 AM Aura Finnish Cemetery, Goat Ranch Road: 9:15 AM
The Second Annual Becker County Energize Community Health & Summit will be held on May 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at M-State Detroit Lakes Campus (900 Hwy 34 East). Keynote speaker Tom Thibodeau, PhD, will discuss "The Power of Servant Leadership," and everyone is invited to attend. The first half of the summit will focus on local people sharing the amazing work they have been doing over the last year, while the second half will focus on hearing community members identify what they want to see happen through this initiative and making a plan to develop that vision.
Sunday, May 14 Annual Syttende Mai Smorgasbord: The annual Syttende Mai Smorgasbord will take place at Solem Lutheran Church in Hawley, MN from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, assorted salads, beans, glorified rice, pickled herring, flatbread, fruit soup, lefse, rommegrot and Scandinavian pastries. Tickets are $11 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for younger children.
The Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store in Detroit Lakes held a drawing between January 1 and April 14, where any new furniture item purchased was entered for a drawing. Whoever was picked was reimbursed their purchase price, up to $1,500. The winner of the drawing was Carla Brown, who was reimbursed $325 for her purchase of a chair.
Detroit Lakes needs five literacy tutors and two math tutors for the 2017-2018 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,700 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state.
A driver swerved off Highway 10, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, crossing a median and Frazee Street before crashing into a room at the Budget Inn in Detroit Lakes. The Detroit Lakes Police Department responded to the scene and gathered from witness accounts that the driver potentially suffered from a medical condition before swerving off the road, not surviving the crash. The driver's name and other crash detail are not yet being released until family members are notified. Nobody else was reported injured.
Grand Forks, N.D.—Russell Okeson, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been re-elected vice chairman of the Minnkota Power Cooperative board of directors. The action came at the generation and transmission cooperative's annual meeting held April 7, 2017. Okeson represents Wild Rice Electric Cooperative, Mahnomen, Minn., on the 11-member Minnkota board. Minnkota provides electricity generation and transmission services to Wild Rice Electric Cooperative and 10 other distribution cooperatives in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
The Area I Senior Envirothon was held at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Seventeen teams participated from five area schools (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes and Underwood) and students were tested on learning stations in the areas of wetlands, wildlife, forestry, soils and current events. Each team of students consisted of five members which worked together to answer twenty-five questions presented at each station.
OGEMA ORGANICS recently received a $15,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of OGEMA ORGANICS' White Earth Food Sovereignty Assessment.
Tuesday, April 25 At 7:45 a.m. five mailboxes were found smashed along the 17000 block of Disse Road in Detroit Lakes. At 10:53 a.m. a chainsaw was stolen from the 19000 block of County Road 131 in Detroit Lakes. At 11:27 p.m. a caller reported someone burning garbage on the corner of County Road 15 and Highway 10. At 12:02 p.m. an item was stolen from the locker room at the Detroit Lakes High School. A girl was later caught with the item and charged.