DL News Staff
A Becker County jury found a White Earth man guilty of two felony charges Thursday. District Judge John Pearson set the sentencing of Wilmar Hanks, 33, on March 30. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before reach the verdict. Hanks was charged with one count each of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from an Oct. 1, 2005, incident in White Earth. Hanks observed two men assault Cody Eaglefeather, White Earth, earlier that day.
A Ponsford man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed an 18-month prison sentence against Travis Norcross, 23, and ordered he serve six months in jail for violation of a protection order. Norcross was fined $597 and will be on supervised probation for up to five years. Norcross was arrested by a White Earth police officer Nov. 18, 2005, after he was observed driving in a Pine Point Township road ditch.
It has been a typical winter in terms of the number of low income heating assistance applications received by the Mahube Community Council in Detroit Lakes. To date, Mahube has completed 2,800 applications from residents in Becker, Mahnomen and Hubbard counties, according to program supervisor Nancy Cummings. Cummings said that number, along with the money issued, is about equal to the previous winters.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 3:40 p.m., the DL Animal Hospital reported in an abandoned cat, which resulted in theft of services valued at $1,222. Tuesday, Feb.
MCDONOUGH-SOMERVILLE -- a girl, Paige Marie; born February 8, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. to Kristin McDonough.
Mike Bandstra came to Detroit Lakes Thursday to explain his company's program and recruit producers. Bandstra is the producer relations manager for Horizon Organic Foods, a nationwide enterprise marketing over 130 refrigerated, organic dairy products. The company recorded $239 million sales in 2004, and last year had its products --juice, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese and milk -- in 68 percent of the nation's grocery stores with products. For dairy farmers, the attraction of selling to Horizon Organic Foods is price: $21 per hundredweight, although that can vary depending on consume
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, Feb. 19 Rising Sun dancers The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Jim Kooyer will call tips and rounds by Donna Stone. After the dance, there will be a bus to Shooting Star Casino for dinner.
Dr. George Rehm will be the guest speaker at two upcoming fertilizer workshops scheduled for northern Minnesota Feb. 28. The workshops are 9-11:30 a.m. in Park Rapids at the new Hubbard County Law Enforcement Center (next to the Hubbard County Courthouse), and 1:30-4 p.m. in Callaway, at the Callaway Community Center.