DL News Staff
Wednesday, Sept. 26 At 5:53 p.m. an unlocked garage was reportedly entered and miscellaneous items were stolen from the building on the 1200 block of Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes. At 11:09 p.m. a Trailblazer was reportedly stolen from the 12000 block of County Highway 5 in Lake Park. Thursday, Sept. 27 At 1:41 p.m. a caller reported a storage unit had been broken into on the 13000 block of County Highway 4 in Lake Park, but nothing was missing.
Bridget Penton is the new energy specialist at the City of Detroit Lakes Public Utility. Penton has two undergraduate degrees and a Master's Degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She also has over three years of experience working for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. "I came from a very innovative and forward-thinking industry, very similar to energy conservation," said Penton, adding that she is looking for new ways to relay one message: "The more avenues we can pursue, the greater audience we will reach."
Sunday, October 7 Pancake breakfast: The local Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake, French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Admission is a free will donation, with proceeds going to benefit Knights of Columbus community projects.
Tuesday, Sept. 18 At 12:16 p.m. two batteries were reportedly cut from a golf cart on the 11000 block of Silver Star Road in Frazee. At 12:19 p.m. a caller reported the theft of a credit card, which was later used at a business on the 300 block of Frazee Street in Detroit Lakes. At 3:09 p.m. a U-Haul was reportedly not returned to the 1100 block of Randolph Road in Detroit Lakes. At 3:16 p.m. a vehicle was reportedly stolen from the 1300 block of Wenner Road in Detroit Lakes.
Kristi Nelson Sands in Action Realty's newest real estate agent. Sands recently moved to Detroit Lakes from St. Cloud after a bit of a career change. Sands holds an Associate's degree in veterinary technology and was previously working as a vet technician in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Most recently, she worked in sales at Leedstone in Melrose, Minnesota, selling small and large animal products wholesale to Minnesota farmers.
Saturday, October 6 Coat Giveaway: Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1401 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes, will host a winter coat and clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone in need may stop to pick up winter coats, hats, shoes, mittens, sweatshirts or other warm clothing. A great variety of sizes, from children up to adult, will be available, though some may be restricted to one per family member. There is no charge, though only bags provided at the church may be used. For more information, please call Charles Jensvold, 218-844-6467.
ST. PAUL — Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 15 percent to a second quarter record of $5.9 billion, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota represents the eleventh largest gain in exports nationwide for this period. U.S. exports as a whole were up 11 percent, with 43 states reporting increased export sales.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently received a 2018 Government Green Fleet Award from the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas for its excellence in effective and efficient fleet operations. MnDOT was the only state department of transportation recognized this year. The award was based on criteria that includes fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, and fleet use. The criteria are the factors that help improve air quality, reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency and usage.
Three individuals were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 25, and charged in Becker County District Court with first degree sale of a controlled substance, following in investigation led by agents of the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.
Sunday, September 30 Detroit Lakes Schools Community Meeting: A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Rossman Elementary School gymnasium (1221 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes) to discuss the proposed building addition and renovation projects at Detroit Lakes' four K-12 academic buildings. These meetings will include a short presentation on the components of the project, project cost and tax implications, and time for attendees to ask questions. For more information, please call 218-847-9271.