DL News Staff
Lakeshirts, Inc. has announced the distribution of over $1,000,000 of profit share to employees for their help in making 2017 a successful year. A full share equated to over $2,400 per employee. Lakeshirts' leadership believes in being transparent through open-book management, as well as sharing any success with the employees who helped make it possible. Because of this philosophy and the success of 2017, employees each received a share of the company's 2017 profits.
Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want to trust their taxes to a professional. Though the department does not certify tax preparers, state law requires tax professionals who prepare income tax returns to follow standards of ethics and conduct. If a tax preparer not following these standards, they may be subject to penalties or criminal prosecution and may be ineligible to represent clients before the department.
Greg Mueller stands with the Preschool Palace he designed for the “Polar Bears, Penguins and Palaces… Oh My!” events for young kids at the Lincoln Education Center in Detroit Lakes. The Preschool Palace is made from gallon jugs brought in by families and MinnKota Recycling, as well as appliance boxes from D&D Appliance, Menards and Boedy Appliance. The palace was assembled and painted by Mueller and several volunteers.
Detroit Lakes, MN hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services on February 10 at the Eagles Club, which helped collect at total of 45 units of blood for patients in need. A total of 40 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 35 individuals were able to donate. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor.
Two pedestrians were reportedly injured after being struck by a Toyota Tundra on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes Wednesday night. Initial investigation results indicate that the truck, which was driven by Earl Johnson, 69, of Detroit Lakes, was traveling westbound in the right lane of the highway when it struck the two pedestrians on the east side of the Washington Avenue intersection.
Thursday, February 15 Rotary Spaghetti Dinner: The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club will host its annual 'Polar-riffic' Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at M State's Detroit Lakes campus, 900 Highway 34 East. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12, and free for all children age 4 and under, and may be purchased in advance from any Noon Rotarian, or at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Becker County Food Pantry.
Minnetonka, Minn.—The Medica Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the White Earth Land Recovery Project in Callaway. The funding will be used to support health-related programs and services that are core to the organization's mission in 2018. The White Earth Land Recovery Project serves people in Becker, Clearwater and Mahnomen Counties. The Medica Foundation awarded $1.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Medica's service area that in 2018 will serve about 200,000 people.
Tuesday, Jan. 30 At 7:54 a.m. the maintenance door on a building on the 500 block of Highway 59 was reportedly kicked in, but nothing was missing from the facility. At 12:23 p.m. someone reportedly left garbage at a storage facility, but the perpetrator was easily identified by names on items amidst the trash. Wednesday, Jan. 31 At 7:29 a.m. a saw was reportedly stolen from beneath a pickup truck in a yard on the 25000 block of Brandy Lake Road in Detroit Lakes.
The speed limits on several highways in northwest Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour soon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new speed limits take effect when the new signs are posted. Highways that will receive new speed limits signs include: Northern Minnesota • Highway 34: Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids • Highway 64: Highway 200 to Highway 87 • Highway 172: Baudette to Wheeler's Point • Highway 310: Roseau to Canadian Border Western Minnesota
Sunday, February 11 Pancake Breakfast: The Callaway Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center. A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds to be used for upkeep of the community center.