DL News Staff
Feb. 1, 1946-Feb. 26, 2006 Former St. Paul resident Paul M. O'Bannon, 60, of Park Rapids, died unexpectedly at his home, following a busy day of plowing snow, on Sunday, February 26, 2006. Paul Michael O'Bannon was born to Michael and Bette (Layden) O'Bannon on Feb. l, 1946 in St. Paul, where he attended public schools and grew into early manhood. At the age of 17, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served his country as a member of the Air Anti-submarine Squadron stationed at the U.S. Naval Center in Bainbridge, Md.
Dec. 12, 1968-March 1, 2006 Pauline Burkel, 97, of Ulen, Minn., died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in the MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo. Pauline Thorsen, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Graue) Thorson, was born Dec. 12, 1908, in Blue Earth, Minn. In 1910, she moved with her family to Atlanta Township, near Ulen, where she grew to adulthood. Pauline graduated from Ulen High School and attended Park Region Teachers College in Fergus Falls, Minn. As a young woman, she taught in rural schools in North Dakota and Minnesota. On Oct. 25,1934, Pauline married John Burkel at Hitterdal, Minn.
Detroit Lakes summer resident Dorothy Bernice Corbin, 81, of Locust Grove, Va., passed away Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Culpeper Regional Hospital, Culpeper, Va. Dorothy graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., in 1943, and had been a member of Crusader Lutheran Church in Rockville, Md., since 1954. She and her husband co-owned two Wash-ington, D.C., hotel pharmacies, one in the Washington Hilton and the other in the Mayflower Hotel.
Touting a new bar configuration and distinctive 3-D space mural, the Outer Limits will soon be offering up a plethora of food and fun along south Highway 59. Located in the former Corner Cantina site, partners Shawn Parsons and Bill Wischnack are the duo behind the new space-themed restaurant/bar venture that came together due to a series of unique connections of family and friends, explained Wischanck. "Shawn and my sister Debbie run City Limits in Frazee.
Nelson Ford Lincoln Mercury in Fergus Falls has promoted Kevin Swenson to Service Manager and Bob Watkins to Fixed Operations Manager. Swenson has been a Service Advisor with Nelson Ford since 1993 and graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead. In 2005, he achieved the Bronze Medallion Elite status from Ford Motor Company for high customer satisfaction and has twice achieved the silver status.
Wells Fargo & Company said that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. received an "Outstanding" rating -- the highest regulatory rating possible -- in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., met and exceeded community needs in areas such as affordable housing, financial education and small business lending.
Ed Liljedahl, Wyoming, and Benjamin Pickett of Park Rapids, recently took home top honors in the 5th annual Northwoods Snowmobile Fun Run, taking home a grand total $242.50 each. The participating resorts would like to thank those who participated and came up and enjoyed the best trail conditions in 10 years, noted Tamarac Resort's Sheila Blanford. "We would like to thank our local merchants Charlie's Boat and Marine, Dan's All Season Sports, Olson's Outdoors, Seaberg Power Sports, Okeson Offtrail, and D.L. Marine and Outdoors, for their various prize donations," said Blanford.
Jeri Hird Dutcher, president of Workwrite, East Grand Forks, has earned certification as a professional resume writer from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, St. Petersburg, Fla. PARW/CC Executive Director Frank Fox notified Hird Dutcher of her certification Feb. 21 and offered his congratulations. PARW/CC, the national association for professional resume writers, was founded in 1990. To certify, a writer must pass a knowledge test and a resume writing test evaluated by three Certified Professional Resume Writers.
On Tuesday, March 7, Tri-State Manufacturers' Association is sponsoring a half-day workshop entitled, "Minnesota AWAIR Act: Reality vs. Mythology." Participants will learn about the origins of the Minnesota AWAIR Act, the role of AWAIR in a safety program, the five indicators that must be covered in an AWAIR plan, and more. Scott Huberty, loss control supervisor for Meadowbrook Insurance Group, will lead the workshop from 1-5 p.m.