DL News Staff
Wednesday, July 12 Northwest Water Carnival The 71st annual Northwest Water Carnival continues with a Water Balloon Toss, 6-6:30 p.m., Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7 p.m. and Water Fights, 7-9 p.m., all on North Washington Avenue. Visit the web site, www.dlwatercarnival.com for details. Free movies The DL Library is showing free movies for the whole family on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room. Bring your pillows, blankets, beanbags or lawn chairs to sit on and a beverage. The Library will provide popcorn and a movie.
Spc. Kyle Miller's fellow soldiers grieved at a memorial ceremony this past week for the death of the 19-year-old National Guardsman from Willmar. Several shared personal memories of Miller, who was killed when a roadside bomb exploded June 29 near Balad, Iraq, said his commanding officer, Lt. Col. John Kolb. "Everyone was moved," Kolb said. One other soldier was injured in the blast.
Here's the Water Carnival schedule through Sunday: There's Bingo at the Pavilion 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday; At 7 p.m. Friday, the demo derby is at fairgrounds. The Beer Tasting Contest is at Zorbaz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. The Chili and Salsa Cook-off is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Family events will take place in the City Park and at the beach on Saturday, including the Frog Jump and Turtle Race. Bring your own animal.
A felony complaint was filed against a Waubun man in Becker County District Court Monday. Gene Keezer, 28, of 2656 320th Street, is accused of fleeing a police officer, stemming from a June 18 incident. His next court appearance is July 17. According to the court complaint, a White Earth police officer was traveling on County Road 21 when an oncoming motorcycle crossed over the center line and nearly struck the patrol car. The officer pursued the motorcyclist, with speeds up to 70 miles per hour.
Monday, July 3 at 1:22 a.m., a loud noise complaint was filed against a Detroit Lakes bar. at 9:10 a.m., a Hasting, Minn., woman reported her car windshield was smashed. at 9:48 a.m., a Detroit Lakes car windshield was reported smashed. at 9:51 a.m., a Detroit Lakes vehicle window was reported vandalized. at 5:58 p.m., a Detroit Lakes resident complained about smoke coming a neighbor's fire. at 6 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported items were missing from his impounded vehicle. at 6:12 p.m., a Fargo man reported vehicle damage after he had been arrested. at 9:30
It was a bad idea to drink and drive in the Detroit Lakes area over the four-day Fourth of July weekend. State troopers, city police and county deputies arrested 85 people for driving while impaired and cited 137 minors for underage drinking July 1-4. The officers were participating in Operation NightCAP (nighttime concentrated alcohol patrol). "Many people get caught up in celebrating Independence Day and don't think about the drive back to the cabin," says State Patrol Lt. Mike Hanson.
Members of Minnesota law enforcement and fire departments joined their Nevada counterparts recently in calling for increased federal funding of emergency services. A joint press conference was held by U.S. Sens. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) June 29 to illustrate funding deficiencies. Reid, Senate Minority Leader, said if a "tiny speck" of the federal dollars being spent in Iraq -- $2.5 billion a week -- were allocated to these domestic interests "we would make our communities safer all over America." Dayton and U.S. Sen.
Everyone has read the negative publicity professional athletes generate for themselves and their teams when they are making headlines with such words as "D.U.I", "domestic assault" or more recently "Love Boat." It's headlines which draw the attention of the reader or television watcher and make many disgusted at the who have so much going for them and not taking advantage of what they have. But what goes mostly unnoticed is the majority. Yes, the majority of those pro athletes who do know what they have and share it with the needy.
A man with no permanent address made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $10,000 against Garron Straw, 27, who listed himself as homeless. Straw is charged with one count each of third-degree burglary and theft of property/services. According to the court complaint, a Detroit Lakes homeowner reported that $931 worth of items was stolen from his garden shed July 1.
A workshop on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders will be held at White Earth on Thursday, July 13. FASD refers to a variety of conditions that can occur to children born to mothers who drank alcohol while pregnant. Severe brain damage can be or is one of the symptoms. Other issues are heart, liver and kidney damage; facial malformations; damaged muscles, skin, teeth and bones; lung damage; and low birthweight. "This is just the beginning," said FASD Project case manager Allan DeGroat.