DL News Staff
Old Man Winter has long produced obstacles for travel. But resourceful humans have not only developed machines to traverse snow-covered fields for practical purposes, they've created recreational vehicles to make tundra living downright fun. In today's world, Minnesota snowmobilers have more than 20,000 miles of trails to travel, groomed by sophisticated machinery on a weekly basis. Akeley icon and snowmobile pioneer Frank Brean would be proud -- and likely astounded. In the early 1920s, Brean was among the first to build a vehicle that would move over snow on runners.
Seaberg Power Sports has announced the addition of Gary Mosher to their sales staff. Mosher brings 14 years of direct sales experience to his new position with Seabergs, most recently working for Tire Associations Warehouse in Mankato.
A Detroit Lakes woman received consecutive sentences on two felony charges in Becker County District Court Feb.
A Park Rapids man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Jan. 31. District Judge Waldemar Senyk ordered Shane Pfeifer, 25, of 36313 County Highway 36, serve 81 months in prison, with credit for time served. He was also fined $137. Pfeifer was convicted of first-degree manufacture of a controlled substance. Becker County law enforcement searched his rural residence on Jan. 11, 2005, and discovered assorted items and materials used for the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as a quantity of meth.
Clancy came to town Tuesday and immediately went to work searching for mercury. He isn't a human.
The Maplewood Veterinary & Animal Hospital Team from Pelican Rapids called the "Lucky Dogs" scored an eight-ender in the second end during league play on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Lakes Curling Club in Detroit Lakes. Every sport or game has its signature achievement, an elusive superlative that is dramatically superior or significantly less likely than other feats in that particular sport. The achievements are usually expressed in numerical form.
On Jan. 21, at their regular Board of Trustees meeting, the Becker County Historical Soci-ety elected their 2006 officers. Carolyn Engebretson was elected as president. Duane Fish was elected vice president. Virginia Weston was re-elected secretary. Conrad Ohm was re-elected as treasurer. These officers make up the Executive Committee of the Board. Other Committees that Board members signed up for are Nominating/Recruitment, Building/Facilities, Collections, Events, Education, Development/ Fundraising/Capital Campaign, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Membership, and By-Laws/Policy.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is investigating a vandalism incident on the Two Inlets snowmobile trail system that injured a snowmobiler. The Forest Riders Snow-mobile Club is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the incident. Sheriff Tim Gordon said a rural Menahga man was injured Jan. 28 when he had to turn his snowmobile off the trail because of a downed tree. The snowmobiler then struck a tree off the trail. Gordon did not disclose who the operator was. Details of the operator's injuries were not available.He was taken to St.
The final month of training is underway at the Joint Readiness Center, Fort Polk, La., for the 1st Brigade Combat Team. In mid-March, the 2,600 members -- men and women -- of the Minnesota Army National Guard will hold their department ceremony and then be deployed to Iraq. The lead-up to the one-year deployment has been filled with six months of extensive training, beginning first at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The brigade includes members of the 2nd Battalion 136th Infantry, who are headquartered at several Northwest Minnesota armories, including Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Bemidji.