DL News Staff
Many low-income Minnesota men and women between the ages of 15 and 50 are now eligible for family planning services through a new state program operated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. "The Minnesota Family Planning Program will increase availability of family planning services for more Minnesotans," said Brian Osberg, assistant human services commissioner for health care.
Two charges were filed against a Ponsford woman in Becker County District Court Monday. Mary Jo Bellanger, 33, of 28070 Migizi Avenue, is accused of felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. Her first court appearance is July 31. According to the court complaint, Bellanger allegedly assaulted a woman at a Pine Point party with an object, either a bottle or a 2 by 4.
Let's do it again. Last summer, a group of friends (Monte Jones, Ardy Hanson, Opal Rogstad and Kathi Dickson) got together and, in three weeks time, pulled off a wildly successful Celebration of Life to benefit local charities. This year, there is another celebration planned even though Monte Jones passed away this spring. Make plans now to attend the Hospice Benefit on Sunday, July 23, from 5-10 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Pavilion.
Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer reported that this Nov. 7 general election ballot will include a question asking voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution.
A felony complaint was filed against a Frazee man in Becker County District Court Monday. Thomas Eppler, 20, of 109 West Maple Street, is accused of fleeing a police officer in a June 30 incident. According to the complaint, a Becker County sheriff's deputy observed a car without a front license plate. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver allegedly continued on until stopping on Wannigan Road and then running away.
Get ready for some hot weather. Fargo may reach 100 degrees for the first time in almost 11 years this week with temperatures climbing to the mid-90s today and getting even hotter toward the weekend. The last time thermometers in Fargo spiked to triple digits was June 17, 1995, and according to meteorologists, that might happen again soon. WDAY meteorologist John Wheeler forecasts that temperatures will hit 95 degrees today, 94 Thursday, 95 Friday and 97 Saturday. "It's possible that any one of these days could suddenly turn into a scorcher," he said. Soaring temperatures this weeken
The Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from Dakota Medical Foundation to support the Nutritional Education Program for children ages 5-18. These funds will be used to educate the children we serve how to eat healthy, to make nutritional meals and snacks and to understand what poor eating habits can do to our bodies. The Club will also bring in dieticians and nutritionists to educate the youth.
Natural Innovations is proud to present its monthly speaker forum, "Environmental impacts behind Highway 10 Bypass Project." The forum is Thursday, July 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes, room C103. The event is free and all are invited. Refreshments will be provided. Work began in April on the Highway 10 bypass project. Any construction work that occurs near lakes, streams and ditches presents the threat of pollution from increased erosion and soil runoff.
Cloudless and a steady 117 degrees. Those are the conditions faced by Lt. Col.
April 14, 1923-July 7, 2006 Ralph Ballard, 83, of Pelican Rapids, died on Friday, July 7, 2006, at the Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Ralph Henry Ballard, the son of Garrison Ray and Bessie Hilma (Larson) Ballard, was born April 14, 1923, in Plaza, N.D. Growing up, he attended country school near Plaza. In 1939 Ralph moved to Pelican Lake, near Pelican Rapids. He worked for an ice company, traveling out west by train to cut ice blocks. From January 1946 to March 1947, Ralph served in the U.S. Army, during World War II.