DL News Staff
A leading insurance professional organization recently recognized Anne-Marye Hoban, certified insurance counselor, of Community Development Insurance of Waubun and Detroit Lakes for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry. The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) honored Anne-Marye for five years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer service.
Thursday, April 13 Heart O' Lakes Genealogical Society meeting: This will be at the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Virginia Weston at 218-847-6483. Becker County Republicans meeting: This will be held at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Office.
From March 23-25, 11 students traveled to Minneapolis for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference. Students competed in a variety of contests, with three students placing in the top 10 in their contest: Madison Hagen for Interview Skills, Do Yeon Kim for Banking and Finance and Molly Tinjum in Fundamental Word Processing. Tinjum placed first, qualifying her to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL in May.
White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC) is offering tuition free courses this summer to all students--traditional and nontraditional, Native and Non-Native.
Almost 200 students and family members attended the Native American Education Department's annual Young Artists/Young Writers (YAYW) Awards on March 21 at Rossman Elementary. The awards began with a traditional dance and a hoop dance demonstration and the ceremony included Detroit Lakes students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This is an annual activity sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Native American Education Department and the Detroit Lakes High School Native American Student Council.
Chad Landmann, a seasoned mortgage professional in the lakes area, has joined Ryan Hanson Homes of Keller Williams Realty Professionals as their Listing Specialist. "We are ecstatic to have Chad join our KW Family," says Maria Hanson, managing partner of Ryan Hanson Homes. "Keller Williams offers its associates unparalleled career growth and lifelong learning opportunities in the real estate industry. We are built by agents, for agents and we are grateful Chad chose Keller Williams and the Ryan Hanson Homes Team to take his career to the next level."
Robert Thomas Baca, 41, a registered level-three sex offender fled Detroit Lakes at approximately 4:45 p.m. today, breaking his terms of release from prison. Officers responded immediately, finding him roughly 30 minutes later north of town near Brandy Lake. He is now back in custody thanks to the teamwork of a number of law enforcement agencies including the Detroit Lakes Police Department, the Becker County Sheriff's Office, The Minnesota State Patrol, the Lake Park/Audubon Police Department, and the MN DNR.
Britton Ramsey is American National Bank's new branch manager. With 12 years in the mortgage and lending industry and a Bachelor's of Science in business administration from Bemidji State University, Ramsey has the experience needed to fill the manager position.
Monte McDougall Nereson Chevrolet and Cadillac recently hired McDougall as a sales consultant. McDougall has worked for Nabisco as a sales representative and is currently working on earning a business degree in sales and marketing online through M State. He says he is excited to sell vehicles to customers and earning trust as a sales consultant. "I know I'm doing something right when I get referrals," he said. McDougall was born and raised in Detroit Lakes, moved away, and returned to the area 14 years ago. Jordan Walz
At 4:26 p.m. Wednesday the Detroit Lakes Police Department was notified of a train-pedestrian accident along Highway 10 between Corbett and Jackson Avenues, where a 13-year-old boy was injured while crossing the railroad tracks. A BNSF train was westbound, approaching the same area as the boy. The train crew observed the boy on the tracks and sounded the bells and horns, but the boy did not hear the train approaching.