DL News Staff
It was a simple ceremony involving an equally simple, but attractive monument. But the reason for the dedication at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge May 6 was anything but simple. Nineteen individuals and the Cormorant Lakes Sportsmen's Club were honored by Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their extensive involvement with the refuge. A pre-cast monument overlooking Homstad Lake was unveiled during Saturday's ceremony.
The Detroit Lakes High School Class of 1976 needs help in locating the following people for its reunion on July 8. Please contact Diane Kuehne at 218-847-4530 if have any information. Jeff S. Anderson, LaMoyne A. Benson, Rick C. Berger, Jeffry A. Bernardy, Gene A. Bigalke, Marian H. Blattner, Judy C. Borah, Debra L. Carlson, Jesse DahlquistDebra J. Daschendorf, Cindy L. Evenson, Marie E. Hanson, Sharlene A. Hanson, Lyndell J. Hill, Joseph C. Hoss, Bradley D. Jenson, Stephen M. Jepson, Roberta L. JobMike J. Kelly, Darrell Lehmann, Gary L. Lehmann, Pam J. Leu, Diane H. LindenCynthia L.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Minnesota is holding a Hope for Recovery workshop that offers hope and practical strategies for families who are dealing with mental illness. The workshop is Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Northland Inn in Crookston. People will learn more about major mental illness including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and more.
Conrad Michael Dickerson Sr., 58, of rural Menahga, is in custody in the Hubbard County Jail on a charge of second degree attempted murder. Dickerson was arraigned Monday. Judge Jay D. Mondry set bail at $150,000. According to sheriff Gary Mills, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Saturday the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a transferred 911 call from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reporting a domestic with shots fired at 12120 Hubbard Line Rd. As officers were responding, more information was obtained revealing Dickerson was the individual doing the shooting.
Elected state officials should select board members of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to restore the health insurer's accountability to premium payers, Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said. Hatch said the Minnesota Blues' administrative expenses have soared and the nonprofit has funneled at least $11 million into for-profit ventures that don't directly benefit policyholders. "It does not make sense for a health insurance company whose sole statutory requirement is to keep premiums down," Hatch said Monday during a Fargo news conference.
Deep divisions over abortions delayed part of the Minnesota Senate's budget. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party senators could not produce enough votes to turn back a proposal to ban all state-funded abortions Monday night, so the party's leaders pulled the health and human services budget provisions until they can round up enough votes to pass it.
The man killed over a graffiti-related incident in south Minneapolis has been identified by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as Duane Meat, a Harvard University student whose family is from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, according to people familiar with the victim. According to the article, Meat, 24, and another man went to "tag" the house Wednesday morning by spraying what appeared to be gang graffiti on the duplex in the 2000 block of East 34th Street. They were allegedly responding to earlier taunts from alleged gang members there.
Passersby north of Fryburg, N.D. will see the sight of the century: A man in a space suit dragging a red wagon. The odd image is not something one expects to encounter in southwestern North Dakota. In fact, it almost seems like some sort of student prank.
A Waubun man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on two charges Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed execution of a 15-month sentence against Pete Thompson, 23, of 39114 County Road 158, for felony third-degree assault. Thompson must serve seven months in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,087, make restitution of $1,785.50, and be on supervised probation for up to five years. Thompson was also ordered to serve 90 days in jail for misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. Both charges stem from a Jan.
A Rothsay man was found innocent by a Becker County jury on a felony charge. The jury returned the verdict Thursday in the case involving Douglas LaCrosse, 25, after deliberating for several hours. LaCrosse was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, stemming from his arrest Oct. 7, 2003, while driving in Becker County. There was an outstanding warrant for LaCrosse's arrest at that time. When his vehicle was searched, Becker County sheriff's deputies allegedly found 5.4 grams of methamphetamine, according to the court complaint.