DL News Staff
We have entered the season of love. Daily, a chorus of pinks, purples and reds greet us, while a theme consisting of hearts and small flying babies that are skilled at archery, overwhelm us. Valentine's Day has come upon us and whether we are ready or not; small intoxicating arrows of love are being shot at us from every angle. Who is this St. Valentine we celebrate annually? Why does he stand for romance? The history of Valentine's Day, and its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery.
A Detroit Lakes man appeared in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Thursday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $10,000 against BJ Dean Englund, 21, of 312 East Main, for violation of the sex offender registration law. His next court appearance is Feb. 21. According to the court complaint, Merrill allegedly failed to notified area law enforcement that he was no longer living near Rochert. The Becker County Sheriff's Department learned that fact on Dec. 19, 2005. Englund was convicted in 2004 for failure to register.
Kids from around the area competed Feb. 4 in Frazee Elementary School for Spelling Bee honors.
A Ponsford woman was sentenced to prison on a serious felony charge in Becker County District Court Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ordered Bonnie Jo Fairbanks, 40, serve a 48-month sentence, with credit for time served. She was also fined $137. Fairbanks was charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide, but Schroeder dismissed two of the charges at sentencing. Fairbanks was driving on 465th Avenue near Ponsford on May 21, 2005, when she struck and killed Lorena Jones, Ponsford, who as walking on the road.
The Otter Tail County Planning Commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to approve a conditional use permit for the Preserve at Echo Bay housing project on Fish Lake. The recommendation goes to the County Board, which has final say on the permit question and may discuss the matter Tuesday. County commissioners recently ruled the project does not require an environmental impact statement, a decision that is being challenged in court by the Pelican Lake Property Owner's Association. Wednesday's Planning Commission vote came after developers presented new information downsizing original plans. The
The murder trial of Kenneth Jacob Jr. opened Wednesday in Fargo with testimony from two witnesses who saw Jacob's truck back over a drunk man who was lying behind it. Jacob, 50, New York Mills, Minn., is accused of backing an empty gravel truck over Stephen Nelson, 52, no permanent address, about 10 p.m.
President Bush's proposed 2007 budget could affect area people in myriad ways, and those who might reap the rewards and pitfalls had a lot to say about it Monday. Of the 141 government programs Bush wants to eliminate, almost one-third would be in education, accounting for almost $3.5 billion. He is proposing eliminating 42 programs, including money for the arts, technology, parent-resource centers and drug-free schools. North Dakota education leaders said proposed cuts in federal spending come at a time when schools need more money to meet federal requirements. "With all the new deman
The Minnesota National Farmers Organization elected its state officers at the annual reorganization meeting in Sauk Centre Jan. 27. The officers are: president, Bob Arndt, Echo; vice president, Steve Koering, Fort Ripley; secretary, Carmen Fernholz, Madison; and treasurer, Bruce Zeidler, Eagle Bend. Mark Rohr, Bluffton, was re-elected to a three-year term as a national director.
At its current pace, the United States will have a record ending stock in soybeans. That was part of the monthly supply and demand grain report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday. The carryover of the current marketing year is 555 million bushels of soybeans, 2.401 billion bushels of corn and 542 million bushels of all wheat. Even the estimated U.S.
Dear Abby Advice Columnist DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of three months, "Josh," and I are having a disagreement. I was married to my ex-husband for seven years and had two beautiful sons with him. I am no longer in love with my ex and we do not spend any time alone together. However, after our divorce six years ago, we agreed it would be best to remain on good terms for the sake of our boys. We spend holidays, birthdays and special events jointly with our sons. Josh has a very difficult time with this. He thinks that once you're divorced, it's over. You don't sit together at functions.