DL News Staff
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
Tuesday, Jan. 16 At 10:27 a.m. a caller reported someone had kicked in a door and set off an alarm on the 24000 block of 400th Avenue in Rochert. At 12:16 p.m. a shed was reportedly broken into on the 21000 block of Pickerel Lake Road. At 1:42 p.m. a fish house located on Big Detroit Lake near the Holiday Inn was reportedly damaged and had propane tanks stolen from it. At 2:26 p.m. a caller reported a friend had taken their vehicle and failed to return it to the 28000 block of Migizi Avenue in Ponsford.
Sunday, January 21 Soup & Bread Sunday: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 210 Maple Ave E. in Frazee, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring homemade soups and breads as well as a bake sale. Call the church at 218-334-2866 for more information. Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota are bringing back "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Student Video Contest for a third year. The contest is open to high school students in the West Central region of Minnesota.
A Fargo woman suffered non life-threatening injuries Sunday after a west-bound Chevy Silverado traveling on Highway 34 in the Height of Land Township hit a patch of ice, entered the ditch, and rolled to a stop just after 4 p.m. Jennifer Lynnette Wickham, 18, the injured passenger, was taken to Essentia for treatment. The driver, Cameron Lee Landstrom, 19, also of Fargo, was not injured. The roads were snowy and icy at the time of the incident. Both people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor.
Thursday, January 18 Weird But True Facts: Kids in grades K-5 will love exploring the world of "Weird but True Facts" with activities, crafts and a snack. Program starts at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Call 218-847-2168 or visit www.larl.org for more information. Friday, January 19 Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Caller is Jim Lizakowski.