DL News Staff
The deck of a Little Floyd Lake home caught fire around 2 p.m. on election day (Tuesday). The cause of the fire is still unknown, but it left a large hole in the upper-level deck of the residence, warping the siding and ruining a garden bed beneath. The resident was not home at the time of the fire, but a neighbor called it in, reporting seeing smoke and flames. The Becker County Sheriff's Office and Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to the incident. No one was reported injured, and the fire was out in about 20 minutes.
On Nov. 5 at 12:24 p.m. the Becker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a male being shot in the leg. The victim was identified as David Shaw, 45, of Lake Park. The incident occurred while two groups of hunters were hunting the same public land near 130th Avenue just north of the County line in Cormorant Township of Becker County. While one of the parties was shooting at a deer on the public land, one of the shots struck Shaw in the leg. Shaw was then transported by Air Care to Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
Essentia Health is encouraging its employees and the public to help fight sudden cardiac arrest by signing a petition to "Start the Beat." The petition is asking the White House to begin a national campaign to bring awareness to the serious public health problem of sudden cardiac arrest. Each year, 600,000 people die from a heart attack, making it the leading cause of death in the United States.
Friday, Oct. 28 At 5:39 p.m. a caller reported a vehicle had been broken into overnight while it was parked on the 1100 block of Summit Avenue in Frazee. A few items were reported stolen. At 6:53 p.m. kids were reportedly stealing political signs near M&H. At 10:10 p.m. a caller reported a car's windows had been smashed out on the 15000 block of Highway 10 in Lake Park. Saturday, Oct. 29 At 3:52 a.m. numerous items were reported stolen from two vehicles parked on the 1100 block of Woodrow Avenue in Detroit Lakes.
Tamar Clark has been promoted to personal banking officer at Bell Bank, located at 920 Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes. In her new position, Clark will sell and grow deposit accounts and work with customers on consumer loans and other retail banking services. Originally from Detroit Lakes, Clark earned an AAS degree in business entrepreneurship from MSCTC in Detroit Lakes. She has been with Bell Bank since 2011. Clark lives in Frazee.
Apex Engineering Group has announced the addition of seven new team members. Marcy Blotsky joins Apex Engineering Group as a member of the support staff. Blotsky holds a Bachelors of Science degree in business administration from the University of Mary. Throughout her career, Blotsky has held positions with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and Tesoro.
Bell Bank has again been named by American Banker Magazine as one of the "Best Banks to Work For." Bell was number one among banks with $3 billion to $10 billion in assets and ranked third overall among only 60 banks to achieve "Best Bank" status. This is the fourth year for the program, a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group. The full list will be featured in the September issue of American Banker Magazine as well as online at www.AmericanBanker.com .
Every year for Halloween the Noon Rotary carries out a safety project, supplying area school students (grades preschool through grade 6) with reflector strips. The area Detroit Lakes DAC (Becker County) cuts the strips for a nominal fee and then gives them to teachers to hand out to students prior to Halloween. The idea is that the students will then affix the strips to their costumes, bikes or treat containers as an added safety feature, so motorists and others can see the children as they are trick or treating.
Thursday, Oct. 20 At 11:35 a.m. an ice auger and ice house were reported stolen from the 200 block of Eagle Street in Audubon. At 1:56 p.m. a caller reported an attempted burglary on the 33000 block of Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes, where a door handle was busted and a window had been pried open. Monday, Oct. 24 At 11:41 a.m. guns and tools were reported stolen from the 13000 block of 297th Avenue in Frazee. At 12:29 p.m. a telephone boce and fence were vandalized on the 32000 block of 370th Street.
Halloween has become a multi-billion-dollar treat for merchants, but a scary development for cash-strapped local families. As the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend a record $8.4 billion on Halloween in 2016, families here and throughout the country are turning last season's costumes into cash at their local children's resale stores. It's part of the resale revolution, and it's helping families keep their hard-earned money from disappearing.