DL News Staff
A Detroit Lakes man received concurrent sentences on two charges in Becker County District Court Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk ordered Rolland Basswood, 39, of 1158 Minnesota Avenue, serve 23 months in prison with credit for time served for felony terroristic threats. He was also fined $137. The charge stems from an Aug. 30, 2005, incident in Detroit Lakes, during which Basswood threatened a person with a baseball bat, to kill his dog and burn down the house. While in jail, Basswood violated a restraining order by contacting an individual several times by telephone.
The Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart has not carried firearms or ammunition since April and does not plan to stock the items in the future. The store will continue to carry hunting equipment and accessories, but no longer has a federal firearms permit. An article in the Sunday Tribune Outdoors page incorrectly said gun sales will continue at the Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart.
Trade and commerce during ancient times often occurred through bartering and the exchange of precious stones. Barter and stones were supplanted by metal coins, which dominated trade and commerce until merchants introduced and popularized the use of 'checks' during the Middle Ages.
The Alster Folk Dancers and Musicians from Karlstad, Sweden, will be performing in concert at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; a free will offering will be taken. Sponsored by the Sons of Norway-Vikingland Lodge, this group of 43 dancers and musicians will exhibit the traditional Scandinavian folk dances, old-time dance and Gilles dances, with music and song.
The Minnesota Board on Aging has introduced a new interactive Web tool to help seniors, their families and caregivers make decisions about the housing and care options available in Minnesota. It is the first of several such tools that will be offered at www.Minnesotahelp.info .
Twenty years ago, Mark Ritchie went to work for Gov. Rudy Perpich. His assignment was within the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He was active for the state on trade policy and the agriculture crisis that gripped the nation, and was one of the behind-the-scenes voices at the Save the Family Farm Congress in St.
Question: Can I use my RV, (converted school bus) and be the designated driver for driving friends around? Answer: I do not know of any law that would prohibit this. I will commend you for taking the step and being the designated driver. Each and every one of us must help to reduce or stop the destruction done by drinking and driving. I do want to make a couple points here for you. Since your letter (hope you don't mind I shortened it) mentioned something about gas money I would like to raise the question of whether or not your vehicle insurance policy will cover you.
Minnesota Teen Challenge, one of the largest residential drug and alcohol programs in the state, will receive $148,084 in federal funding to support its methamphetamine prevention program. The funding was secured by U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) in a FY 2006 spending bill. The U.S. Department of Justice released the grant this week. "This federal funding will bring critical resources to expand community prevention against meth abuse," said Dayton. "Minnesota has been hit hard by the meth epidemic.
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District has two supervisor positions open for election this November. Minnesota citizens interested in influencing natural resources issues at the local level are encouraged to run for supervisor of their local Soil and Water Conservation District. The supervisor areas are one and four.
Dec. 16, 1925-June 26, 2006 Doris D. Sunram, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 26, 2006 at her residence. Doris Delailah Nelson was born to Anton and Hilda (Holen) Nelson on Dec. 16, 1925 in Pelican Rapids, where she grew up and attended rural school as well as Pelican Rapids High School. On June 7, 1944 she married Orville Sunram in Pelican Rapids. They farmed near Cormorant until they retired in 1975 and moved to rural Detroit Lakes. Orville died in 1988. Doris was a longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and cross-stitch.