DL News Staff
May 26, 1990-June 30, 2006 Brenna M. Hanson, 16, of Rochert, died Friday, June 30, at her home, after losing her 7-month battle with cancer. Brenna Marie Hanson was born to Alan and Julie (Charbonneau) Hanson on May 26, 1990 in Robbinsdale, Minn. At the age of 9 months, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school. She had just completed her sophomore year at Detroit Lakes High School. Brenna enjoyed listening to music, playing on the computer, four-wheeling, swimming, cooking, camping, and spending time with her family.
Lonnie Morrison remembers the rowdy days, when drunken masses ruled his hometown's Fourth of July celebration. "There were so many people you couldn't really move around," he said. Though Morrison said crowds have dwindled in recent years, Independence Day in Detroit Lakes remains a big deal for his family. Patty Van Steenwyk, Morrison's mom, staked out an awning in the city park at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Lake Park police chief has resigned amid allegations of violating work rules and conduct unbecoming a peace officer, ending more than three years of service to the town of fewer than 1,000 people. Timothy Hoag of Hawley officially resigned May 31 after a special city council meeting to discuss possible disciplinary action against him, including termination of employment. Hoag was police chief since August 2003. Lake Park agreed to pay his salary for two months starting June 12 as part of a severance package, according to a resignation agreement between Hoag and the city. Hoag did n
Although the phony cashier's check scam has been around for many years, the growth of Internet commerce, especially at Internet auction sites such as eBay, has provided scam artists with many new opportunities to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers and businesses. The Minnesota Attorney General's Office urges Minnesotans to exercise caution when selling items online and when receiving cashier's checks. It has long been ingrained in us that cashier's checks are more secure than other forms of payment and that its funds are somehow guaranteed. This is not the case!
Earlier this year, the nation's attention was captured by a horse with heart. Even non-horse-lovers were saddened by the news of Bar-baro's career-ending run. It was hard to watch the endless loops of newscast that showed his limping struggle to race despite a badly broken ankle. He wanted to run. It almost hurt to watch him try. Even if you've never had a horse beneath you, it's hard not to admire them, even from afar. But why do we love horses so?
The Lake House (PG) *** (out of 5 stars) Starring Keanu Reeves as Alex Wyler Sandra Bullock as Kate Forster Christopher Plummer as Simon Wyler Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Henry Wyler Willeke van Ammelrooy as Kate's Mother Dylan Walsh as Morgan Shohreh Aghdashloo as Anna Lynn Collins as Mona Studio: Warner Bros. Directed by: Alejandro Agresti By KEVIN CARR The last time we saw Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock together, they were driving a hijacked bus through the streets of L.A. at 80 miles per hour.
ITOW (In Their Own Words), the new veterans' museum set to open Friday, Aug. 4 in Perham, is "like a dream come true," says Perham VFW member Syd MacLean. The museum, which will emphasize the experiences of veterans and others affected by wars, has been a longtime priority of MacLean and others in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4020. MacLean, a disabled U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and before, was commander of the post during three of the years in which the ITOW concept took shape. He recently completed his last term.
Wednesday, June 5 Free movies The DL Library is showing free movies this summer for the whole family on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Library. Bring your own pillows, blankets, beanbags or lawn chairs to sit on and a beverage. The Library will provide the popcorn and a movie. This week's show is "ppp." Alster Folkdanslag Vikingland Lodge-Sons of Norway will sponsor the Alster Folkdanslag, folk dancers and musicians from Karlstad, Sweden, who will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in Historical Holmes Theatre.
A new Bemidji-Fosston Veterans Affairs clinic will be operational in the Bemidji area by the end of 2006. This is the first of three outpatient clinics the VA plans to open in the Seventh Congressional District. The other two are planned for Alexandria and Redwood Falls. The new clinics are part of 25 new community-based clinics being opened in 17 states and American Somoa. The VA currently has 700 community-based clinics nationwide. U.S. Rep.