DL News Staff
The Area I Junior Envirothon, held at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, had thirty-four teams participating, including Lake Park-Audubon and Holy Rosary from Becker County.
Dr. Emily Welle, a psychiatrist, has joined the Behavioral Health Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Dr. Welle will provide behavioral health services for people ages 17 and older. "As a psychiatrist, I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my patients and learn about their lives," says Dr. Welle. "This allows me to build trusting relationships with them, and they are more able to relax as we get to know each other and determine their treatment path."
Kayla Ulschmid, a seasoned real estate sales professional in Detroit Lakes, has joined Ryan Hanson Homes of Keller Williams Realty Professionals.
Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary recently donated proceeds from their Wine Pairing to Detroit Lakes and Frazee School Performing Arts Programs. Tim Siewert accepted donations for both DLHS Band and Choir in Detroit Lakes. Ashley Morben accepted the donation for the Frazee Choir and Brian Selander accepted the donation for the Frazee Band. The Rotary event was held Monday, October 3, at Spanky's Stone Hearth in Vergas.
Jesse Paul Alvardo, 48, of Box 111, Naytahwaush, has been charged in Becker County District court with with felony firearms violation and felony violation of the predatory offender registration law. According to court records, he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1995 and required to register as a predatory offender. In 2015 he registered a Naytahwaush address with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which was allegedly his last verified address.
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Timothy M. Churchwell as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Churchwell is replacing the Honorable David R. Battey, and will be chambered at Alexandria in Douglas County. "I am very pleased to appoint Timothy M. Churchwell to serve as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District," said Governor Dayton."Throughout his career, Mr. Churchwell has shown his dedication to public service. I thank him for his willingness to once again serve the people of Minnesota."
Friday, Dec. 16 At 9:52 a.m. an ATV went through the ice on Little Dead Lake in Frazee, near the 10000 block of Highway 33. Tri-State Diving worked to pull the vehicle out. At 1 p.m. a caller reported a vehicle, which was parked in a garage on the 200 block of Summit Avenue, had been rummaged through; the glove box was left open and the back seat had been pulled out. At 1:27 p.m. a caller reported a semi had damaged a tree and driveway on the 12000 block of Abby Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes.
BENSON, Minn. —The Swift County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota is investigating the death of a 57-year-old rural Benson man who was found last Sunday, Dec. 18, near the Lake Hassel access north of Benson in western Minnesota.. It's believed he may have died due to the cold weather. A passerby discovered the body of Michael Fennel near a vehicle, according to Sheriff John Holtz.
The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a Callaway, Minnesota, residence Wednesday morning. When officers arrived they found that William J. Keezer, 38, of Waubun, had suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Keezer was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's/Essentia Hospital in Detroit Lakes and later transferred to Fargo, with non-life threatening injuries.
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a one-car rollover just after 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. Michael R. Toussaint, 76, of Detroit Lakes, was driving a Ford Ranger westbound on Highway 10, when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the left lane entering the median, where it rolled onto it's side. Toussaint, who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, was taken by ambulance to Essentia/St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes and treated for non-life threatening injuries.