DL News Staff
A clerk at Orton’s Convenience Store in Audubon reported being robbed by two males wielding knives just after 1 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. The clerk was not injured, but the males fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash and various convenience store goods, according to a press release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Several officers responded, with the Audubon Police Chief arriving on scene just minutes after the report was made.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized twenty-four Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play an important and vital role in their communities, and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.
Nurse Practitioner Tammi Fuchs has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes. Fuchs and her husband were born and raised in North Dakota, and spent the last 19 years in Wyoming. "We look forward to reconnecting with the many family and friends we have in this area," she says. "We have always loved Detroit Lakes and look forward to making it our home."
More than 1,300 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Among those area students honored for their academic achievement were: Wesley Bakken, Allison Berg, Samuel Boomgaarden, Brian Labat, Joseph Mollberg and Matlyn Tschider, all of Detroit Lakes; Wilson Lysford, Frazee; Tiffany Huwe, Menahga; and Alexis Marty, Pelican Rapids.
More than 770 students were named to the University of North Dakota President's Roll of Honor for the 2016 fall semester. Among them were Samuel Boomgaarden, John Brunner, Brian Labat and Matlyn Tschider, all of Detroit Lakes. To qualify for the UND President's Roll of Honor, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.
Isaiah Volk joined the Thorwaldsen & Malmstrom Law firm in November 2016. Volk is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and North Dakota. His practice will be focused on civil litigation, family law, and estate planning. Volk earned his Bachelor's Degree from North Dakota State University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of North Dakota School Of Law. After law school, Volk gained experience as a judicial law clerk in Becker County. Volk will now be working alongside Paul and Bob Thorwaldsen, Carl Malmstrom, and Elizabeth Walker.
Monday, Jan. 16 At 1:18 p.m. a gun was stolen from the 400 block of Andrews Avenue in Detroit Lakes. At 1:21 p.m. coats, with car keys in the pockets, were stolen from a residence on the 800 block of Washington Avenue. At 2:28 p.m. a snowmobile caught fire one Highway 34. The driver was able to put the fire out himself. Tuesday, Jan. 17 At 8:37 a.m. Sacred Heart Church in Detroit Lakes was burglarized. The caller reported one computer had been stolen. Tuesday, Jan. 24
Frazee resident Jared Hanson, 27, was handling a revolver Monday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, causing a bullet to strike his right hip. The Becker County Sheriff's office arrived at the scene just after 7 p.m., and Hanson was transported by EMS to St. Mary's-Essentia Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Later, Hanson was transferred to a Fargo hospital, and his condition is yet unknown, though the incident remains under investigation, according to a press release from Sheriff Todd Glander.