DL News Staff
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:15 a.m., a Detroit Lakes domestic was reported. Friday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported car vandalism. Saturday, Feb.
Bertram William McGrath, 36, of Sebeka has been sentenced on felony burglary charges in Hubbard, Becker, Wadena and Otter Tail counties. District Judge Paul Rasmussen pronounced the sentencing Jan. 26 in Hubbard County District Court. McGrath was arrested Dec. 28, 2004, in Hubbard County and charged with one count of first-degree burglary and six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with homes, garages and storage buildings that had been reported as broken into during December.
The second trial date for Hawley Mayor Davis Blakeway was pushed back two months. Blakeway, 29, was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in Clay County District Court on felony charges of making terroristic threats and second-degree burglary. He pleaded not guilty Dec. 27. The state requested the delay because a witness wasn't available for trial, according to a court spokeswoman. Blakeway's next court appearance is tentatively scheduled for April 11. Blakeway was arrested Nov.
Editor's note: The following survey is being mailed to Lake Park-Audubon School District residents this week in an effort by the school board to learn more of what residents would like done with the existing facilities and any future proposals. Lake Park-Audubon Board of Education members have heard numerous supportive and encouraging comments as well as statements of concern and opposition to the facility improvement proposal voted on two months ago.
Lake Park-Audubon School District residents will receive a 10-question survey later this week seeking their opinions on existing facilities and future needs. The school board decided Monday to send the survey by bulk mail so as to get it to as many people as possible. Respondents are asked to complete the questionnaire and return it to the district office in Lake Park by Wednesday, Feb. 15. The results will be reviewed at the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb.
Talkin' Fishin' by Bob Jensen There's still a lot of ice-fishing to do, and in some areas of the Midwest rivers offer open water fishing, but there are still a good number of fishing and outdoor enthusiasts across the Midwest who are looking for things to do this time of year. A great way to spend a day is visiting one of the sport shows that are so popular this time of year. Sport shows are a great way to get a first hand look at new boats, motors, electronics, and all types of fishing gear.
With unseasonably warm temperatures adversely affecting ice conditions across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is advising winter anglers to check the ice around their fish houses. If conditions warrant it, anglers should consider removing them while the ice is still strong enough. DNR officials are particularly concerned the larger wood and metal fish houses commonly left on the ice overnight can melt down into the surface, making removal very difficult if the ice re-freezes, or sink if ice conditions continue to deteriorate.
The current Washington scandal involving lobbyists and our public officials is actually quite refreshing. If you have a pail of spoiled meat you must remove the lid before you clean the pail. Thankfully, the lid is now off. A little Lysol won't do the job. Brillo pads and elbow grease are needed to clean this pail. The first major lesson is the pitfalls of power concentration. When power is centralized around one party, as we currently have in Washington, the old saying that 'power corrupts' proves true. Do we have current and living proof of that? The sagebrush.
I just want to comment on what an honor it was for our area to have a local young man compete in the ESPN X-games. For those of you who don't follow snowmobile racing or X-games, our local racer, Matt Piche, qualified and was invited to the prestigious ESPN X-games in Aspen, Colo. X-games are somewhat like the Olympics, where athletes from the USA compete against athletes from other countries for the bronze, silver, and gold medals.