DL News Staff
Minnesota voters will likely decide in November whether to constitutionally dedicate certain funds to transportation projects. It's how that money gets divided between highways and transit that has lawmakers reviewing the proposed ballot measure. In 2005, legislators passed a proposed constitutional amendment to dedicate all of the state's motor vehicle sales tax revenue to transportation.
They are your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers. They sit in our classrooms. They deliver your mail. People who carry on with their daily lives and at the same time they are touching someone else's... The person who faces adversity and is inspired to help others... The person who gives of him or her self to make life better for someone else. They are the "Everyday Heroes" who make Becker County a better place to live. Help the Becker County United Way recognize these unsung heroes by nominating him/her for the Everyday Hero Award.
The Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club annual "Big Bash" fund raiser begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. There will be live music by the Fat Cats, a dinner catered by the Speak Easy restaurant, and both silent and live auction items to bid on. This year's celebration has the theme, "Getting the Green for Our Community Kids," in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Wednesday, March 15 National Issues Forum The third and final National Issues Forum of the 2005-06 series, focusing on the topic "News Media & Society: Restoring the Public Trust," begins at 6:30 p.m. in the MSCTC main conference center on Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes. The 2 1/2-hour discussion will include a panel of lakes area news media. This event is free and open to the public.
Magician David Copperfield will present "An Evening of Grand Illusion" in two performances on Thursday, May 4, at the Fargodome in Fargo. Tickets for both the 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. shows go on sale Monday, March 27, and can be purchased at the Fargodome Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including online. "For magic to be relevant," Copperfield says, "it has to evolve so it keeps up with, or even surpasses, the best film and theater. I want to base my work on what people really dream about. Most of us don't dream of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
A Mahnomen man received concurrent sentences in Becker County District Court on two charges Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk ordered Scott Schoenborn, 36, of 1230 240th Street, serve 45 days in jail with credit for time served for felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine. He was fined $1,000 and placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Schoenborn must serve 30 days in jail and was fined $587 for gross misdemeanor third-degree driving while impaired. The charges stem from a Nov.
Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Non-offending parents group Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is offering a support/informational group for non-offending parents of sexually abused children. The focus will be supporting the parents, or any other significant person in that child's life, as well as providing information as to what they may be experiencing due to the victimization. The group will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 starting March 21. Registration is required.
50 Years ago March 14, 1956 -- A 12-year-old seventh grader in Holy Rosary School is Becker County's 1956 spelling champion. She is Carolyn Reinart, daughter of Mrs. Adeline Reinart, who was crowned at the annual contest. Civil actions in Becker County district court involving Wilcox Lumber Company, the late W.L. Taylor and other "have been settled or are in the process of being settled." The highest award in scouting -- the Eagle badge -- was presented to Charles Erickson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Applications are available for the free IBM EXITE (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) camp for middle school girls with disabilities at PACER Center, Bloomington. The deadline for submitting an application is May 1. The 2006 EXITE Camp is July 20 (evening only) and all day July 24, 26, and 28, Aug. 1 and 3. For information, call PACER at (952) 838-9000 or visit http://www.pacer.org/stc/exite.htm . EXITE serves 30 girls who are entering the sixth-ninth grades in fall 2006 and are interested in science and technology.
Oct. 5, 1932-March 11, 2006 Loretta Mae Keltner, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Loretta Mae Wourinen was born to Toivo and Alice (St. Clair) Wourinen on Oct. 5, 1932 in White Earth, where she was raised and educated. Loretta married Billy M. Keltner on Oct. 8, 1960 in Seattle, Wash., where she worked for Boeing Aircraft. Loretta moved to Minneapolis and worked for Charlie's Café Exceptional, 1978-82, after which she moved to Detroit Lakes and went to work for Swift and Co., 1982-92, when she retired.