DL News Staff
Tuesday, Jan. 23 At 3:07 p.m. a caller reported the theft of an employee phone from the 21000 block of Pickerel Lake Road in Detroit Lakes. At 5:02 p.m. a caller reported losing money to an internet scam. At 8:59 p.m. a gun was reportedly stolen from a residence on the 20000 block of Moe Lake Road in Audubon. Wednesday, Jan. 24 At 4:39 a.m. emergency crews responded to a shop fire on the 21000 block of Bayview Road in Osage.
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Monday, January 29 '50s-'60s Fun Night: Eagles Aerie 2342 will host a '50s-'60s Fun Night starting at 6:30 p.m. inside the Eagles Club at 112 Holmes St. W., Detroit Lakes. Members and guests welcome.
Perham, Minn.—Arvig is pleased to announce its annual essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour, June 2 — 6, 2018. The essay prompt for the contest is "Technology and Rural Life." Essays and completed applications are due to Arvig by email before 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, February 28.
AirbnbWATCH, a consumer watchdog group, released a report today showing significant price gouging by Airbnb hosts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for rentals during Super Bowl weekend in the host city for this year's NFL championship game.
The Minnesota Lodging Association held its annual Awards Gala on January 11 at The Saint Paul Hotel and Perham's GrandStay Hotel & Suites was among the winners, with hotel manager Doreen Nelson winning manager of the year. Doreen worked as a travel agent, ran her own management company and recruited executives in the finance industry before the lodging industry "found" her. Three years ago, she was recruited by the owners of GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Perham as the general manager.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.53/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Tyler Ray Dewitt, 27, of Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on June 30 a deputy pulled him over for driving erratically on County Road 21. The vehicle allegedly smelled of marijuana and an open container of alcohol was found in the back seat. A search allegedly turned up two seperate one-gallon plastic baggies containing a total of 146 grams (about 5 ounces) of marijuana.
Anthony Craig Rico, 29, of Walker, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault. According to court records, he was riding in a car with a woman who became frightened after he became increasingly aggressive and threatening. She made an excuse and pulled into a gas station in Ogema, where she called 911. He was previously convicted of domestic violence-related offenses in 2016 and 2017. Rico appeared Jan. 4 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced him to 18 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed five years.
Wednesday, January 24 Parker Williams Benefit: A chili feed and silent auction fundraiser for longtime Frazee-Vergas High School teacher and coach Parker Williams, who is battling Stage 4 cancer, is set to take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. inside the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 826 Summit Ave. A GoFundMe account has also been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/parker-williams-benefit . Thursday, January 25