DL News Staff
Minnesota's two U.S. senators were part of the majority Thursday rejecting two proposals setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. The first resolution called for withdrawing all U.S. forces by July 2007, while the second measure would begin withdrawals but no timetable for completion. Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman said there is general consensus for getting U.S. forces "out of the center of action" as soon as possible, but that decision should be made by American military commanders "on the ground," not Congress. Democrat U.S. Sen.
A Frazee woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition against Dawn Basswood, 29, of 607 2nd Street Southeast, for theft of property/services. Basswood was credited for 19 days served in jail, was fined $1,037 and placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Basswood was charged with shoplifting items from a Detroit Lakes store Nov. 22, 2005.
A felony complaint was filed against an Aitkin, Minn., woman in Becker County District Court June 13. Janell Iverson, 44, of 38714 State Highway 18, is accused of check forgery and theft by check. Her first court appearance is July 3. According to the court complaint, Iverson allegedly forged a power of attorney document, complete with two witnesses, involving a Becker County resident. Iverson then allegedly forged 10 checks on the man's checking account, totaling $945, between Nov. 4, 2005, and Dec.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Tuesday, June 20 at 5:32 a.m., an Audubon vehicle was reported stolen.
A Detroit Lakes teenager made his first appearance on six charges in Becker County Juvenile Court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson ordered Tyler Lunde, 17, of 28978 Somdahl Road, be held at the Moorhead Juvenile Detention Center until his next hearing June 27. Lunde is charged with four felony counts of motor vehicle theft and two counts of misdemeanor motor vehicle tampering. According to the criminal complaint, Lunde and a 15-year-old boy left Springhill group home north of Frazee Monday evening and then allegedly stole four vehicles and broke into two other vehicles. Lunde was
50 Years ago June 27, 1956 -- A Minneapolis woman is dead and five other persons were injured as the result of a two-car head-on collision which occurred on Highway 59 about 17 miles north of Detroit Lakes. Three filings for county commissioner during the past week were announced. They are Helge Anderson, Callaway Township, J.O. Rontty, Ponsford, and Ralph Nelson, Frazee. An 8-year-old rural Detroit Lakes youth was injured and a Shetland pony, on which he was riding, was fatally hurt in an accident north of Detroit Lakes near Richwood Road.
The Deb Jenkins Band, one of the upper Midwest's finest R & B and blues bands, performs tonight (Sunday) at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Call 218-385-3339 for ticket information. *** The Nordic Culture Club's 29th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival concludes today (Sunday) in the communities of Fargo and Moorhead.
Hospice of the Red River Valley presents a series of four educational seminars held on Wednesdays at noon, including lunch, which will be free and open to the public. The first, July 12, is entitled If Only Everyone Knew: A conversation about end-of life care and will center around difficult issues such as artificial hydration, tube feeding, and addiction to medications. This discussion will be moderated by the Medical Director of Hospice of the Red River Valley, Dr. John Thomas.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: young adult, Pomeranian male, on County 29 near Eagle Lake. adult black lab cross male, at Baake Church north of Detroit Lakes. To claim these pets or if interested in adoption, call 218-847-0511 and leave a message.
Youth For Understanding USA is seeking families to host foreign exchange high school students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Opportunities exist for a family to host a 15-18-year-old student from one of 50 countries worldwide. Most students arrive in August and will depart in June 2007. Exchange students have English language proficiency and have received good grades from their schools in their natural country. Many students are awarded scholarships sponsored by governments, foundations and private corporations. Contact Mary Wennerstrum at 866-493-8872 or apply at www.yfu-usa.org .