DL News Staff
Pamida, Inc., a leading general merchandiser serving small and rural communities through 216 stores in 16 Midwest states, announced the appointment of Larry S. Johnson as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Johnson joins Pamida from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he was most recently vice president of Sam's International. In his role, he held senior level responsibility for the operations of 94 Sam's Clubs with approximately $5.8 billion in revenues.
In cooperation with the Native American Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, UIDA Business Services, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is sponsoring a Government Procurement Auction on March 9 at the Northern Lights Casino & Hotel near Walker. The auction is free to the public and will take place at the Northern Lights Casino Event Center, 6800 Y Frontage Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and trade fair and various workshops are slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lois E. Bergh, 67, of Audubon, died Friday, February 10, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, rural Detroit Lakes. Visitation will take place prior to services at the church, from 5-7 p.m. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
A hearing by Minnesota's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Norm Coleman, on high energy costs will be held Monday in St. Paul. The informational session was to have been held Friday, but was postponed because of pending Senate votes that same day. Coleman, who organized the meeting, said audience concerns would be heard on energy prices, low income heating assistance programs and market manipulation. During the week, the U.S.
May 18, 1920-Feb. 7, 2006 Neva Serena King, 85, of Deerwood, Minn., died Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Neva, the daughter of Earl and Serena (Wunderlich) Borden, was born at home on May 18, 1920 in Garrison Township. She married Alden Jay King on June 5, 1949 in Brainerd. Neva was an active member of the Garrison Alliance Church. She graduated from UMD and taught school in the Crosby-Ironton/Emily area. She also was employed at the Brainerd State Hospital.
Feb. 5, 1951-Feb. 8, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes businessman Gregory D. Geeslin, 55, of Fargo, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Gregory Daryl Geeslin, son of Daryl and Ardis (Masdal) Geeslin, was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Fargo. Greg graduated from Enderlin (N.D.) High School and went on to attend the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Greg married Barbara Wadeson on Jan. 22, 1993, in Fargo. Greg owned and operated King Mechanical in Detroit Lakes.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) would like to welcome Debra Wahl to its Detroit Lakes branch and Rose Montplaisir to its Regional Office. Lake Agassiz would also like to congratulate Sr. Eileen Beutel from its Crookston branch and Darla Johnson of its Moorhead branch on their promotions. Debra Wahl was recently hired as the new Public Services Supervisor at Detroit Lakes Library. Wahl received her master's in library science from Emporia State University in May of 2005.
Aquila, Inc. is providing more funds for the Aquila Cares program to assist customers affected by higher energy prices. The company has donated $125,000, bringing their contribution to $625,000. The total program impact is $1 million, including customer, employee and company contributions. Aquila Cares helps individuals in Aquila communities, including Detroit Lakes and Becker County, to pay energy bills and emergency repairs. Aquila is matching customer and employee contributions to Aquila Cares. Also, Aquila donated an additional $250,000.
Weum Chiropractic would like to welcome Kelsey Weum to their local chiropractic office. Weum will be assuming the position of receptionist, responsible for billing, insurance and appointments. She brings two years of experience to her position with Weum Chiropractic A 2004 graduate of Detroit Lakes High Schools, and a 2005 graduate of Sister Rosalind Getre Schools of Massage. She currently resides in Detroit Lakes. Weum Chiropractic is located at 1225 S. Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. For more information, call 847-9235.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Floral Impressions was presented with Teleflora's Top 1,000 Award. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Teleflora has approximately 25,000 member florists throughout the United States and Canada, and 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. With over 45,000 members, the Teleflora network comprises one of the largest floral wire services in the world.