DL News Staff
Ecumen Detroit Lakes, along with other Ecumen communities, has been named one of Minnesota's Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal for the 10th time. The award is based on rankings from an independently conducted employee survey in a variety of categories such as work environment, communication, leadership, teamwork, innovation, and employee development. Ecumen was honored in the large-company category along with organizations such as U. S. Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial and HealthPartners.
Shauna Yliniemi has been promoted to personal banking officer at Bell Bank, located at 920 Lake Avenue in Detroit Lakes. In her new position, Yliniemi works to retain and expand existing personal deposits and loan relationships with customers. Originally from Pelican Rapids, Yliniemi earned a bachelor's degree in business from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has been in the banking field for three years. She joined Bell Bank in March 2014 and previously held positions as teller, customer service representative and customer service specialist.
The University of Minnesota-Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2017 at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Public Lands Day is the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Since 2012, the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program has facilitated this effort at sites across the state.
Tuesday, Aug. 15 At 3:09 p.m. a caller reported the doors to a residence on the 28000 block of Anchor Road in Detroit Lakes had been kicked in, but nothing was reportedly missing from the home. At 4:33 p.m. a table saw and stand, VCR, and batteries were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked on the 54000 block of 175th Street in Menahga. At11:52 p.m. a home on the 50000 block of Highway 225 in Ponsford was reportedly broken into, and a gaming station, and bottle of liquor were reportedly stolen while the residents were sleeping.
Sunday, September 3 Labor Day Bake Sale: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Frazee Christian Mothers is sponsoring this parish-wide bake sale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart youth. Rolls, breads, jellies and cookies are some of the goodies available. Live Music: Mike Hokanson will perform at Hub41 in Detroit Lakes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 6
On August 30, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office located a body in approximately 47’ of water in West Battle Lake. The body was identified as missing jet skier Peter Akinboro of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who was reported missing on August 26 after a family member discovered his jet-ski drifting on West Battle Lake. An autopsy will be performed.
Wednesday, August 30 School Supply Night: The DL Schools, Native American Education Department will be handing out basic school supplies prior to the start of school during the Middle School Open House from 4-6 p.m. in the commons. Senior Fest 2017: Provider booths, educational speakers, pontoon rides, lunch and door prizes will be at the Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and the cost of lunch is $5. To reserve a lunch, contact Karen Lenius at Mahube-Otwa at 218-847-1385.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.27/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The team at Mann Financial hosted their third annual golf fundraiser at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course, and $15,000 was donated to area charities. Hospice, Boys and Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes and Perham, TeacHaiti, Imagination Library, Let's Go Fishing, and the Historic Holmes Theater all received funds again this year. New to the list was the Friends of Tamarac organization. "We appreciate all the support from those who came out!" said Brian Mann, financial planner with Mann Financial.