DL News Staff
June 7, 2006-July 13, 2006 Josephine L. LaChapelle, infant daughter of Michael and Mandi (Brandt) LaChapelle, died Wednesday, July 13, 2006, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Josephine Lyn LaChapelle was born June 7, 2006 in Minneapolis. She passed away early Wednesday morning, comfortably sleeping between her mom and dad.
Sept. 8, 1948-July 10, 2006 Keith O. Myhrer, 57, of Frazee, died on Monday July 10, 2006 near Frazee. Keith Orland Myhrer was born the son of Marshall and Verna (Holmstrom) Myhrer on Sept. 8, 1948 in Thief River Falls, Minn. He grew up on a farmstead outside of Newfolden, Minn., and graduated from Newfolden High School. Keith proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, from 1968 until his honorable discharge in 1972. He married Mary Carlson of Warren, Minn., in 1973, and they moved to Frazee, where he worked at Swift & Company. He was a maintenance engineer there for 12 years.
Contestants are currently being sought for the Little Miss and Miss Wolf Lake. The pageant is Aug. 11. The age group for the Little Miss is 4-8 years of age, and 15-21 for Miss. Application deadline is July 28. Applicants are taken on first come basis. For an application, contact Michelle Beck at 218-346-3969 or 218-841-7872.
Friday, July 7 at 6:47 a.m., a rural Frazee vehicle was entered and items taken. at 8:08 a.m., a rural Frazee man reported gopher traps were stolen. at 11 a.m., a Frazee woman reported obscenities were written on her car. at 11:50 a.m., a rural Menahga grass fire was reported. at 3:18 p.m., a rural Detroit Lakes man reported a neighbor's cows wrecked his flowers and bird bath. at 3:46 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported a Medicare card scam.
A felony charge was filed against a Perham man in Becker County District Court Monday. George Schilling, 47, of 130 2nd Street Southwest, is accused of violating the sex offender registration law. According to the complaint, Schilling was convicted in 1998 of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and is required to register for 10 years. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sent a certification letter to Schilling on June 20, 2005, to a Frazee address, but it was returned undelivered. Schilling was later questioned and said he was now residing in Perham. The charge ca
An Iowa woman made her first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge Terry Dempsey released Janell Iverson, 44, of 810 Jackson, Olin, Iowa, on her own recognizance. Her next court date is July 24. Iverson is accused of check forgery and theft by check, for allegedly issuing $945 worth of checks on another person's bank account between Nov. 4, 2005, and Dec. 19, 2005. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
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.