DL News Staff
50 Years ago June 14, 1956 -- Miss Donna Lia, Detroit Lakes, was named Dairy Queen of Becker County as a feature of the county's eighth annual Dairy Day program. Extensive plans for the operations of schools in the Osage area were made at a recent meeting of the board of education at Park Rapids. Approval has been given to preliminary plans for a new four-room school at Osage. The architectural firm of Traynor and Hermanson, St. Cloud, has been hired to draw up plans for a proposed new high school in Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes public schools has hired three new teachers.
Habitat for Humanity of the Detroit Lakes Area hosts a golf scramble on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Registration will begin at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Detroit Country Club, Detroit Lakes. The golf scramble is open to men and women and will use a modified scoring system using handicaps. On-course games will also be available throughout the scramble course.
Wednesday, June 14 Free movies The DL Library is showing free movies this summer for the whole family on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Library. Bring your own pillows, blankets, beanbags or lawn chairs to sit on and a beverage. The Library will provide the popcorn and a movie. This week's show is "The Swiss Family Robinson." Thursday, June 15 Emmanuel art event Emmanuel Community invites lakes area residents to take part in a special art event. An open house will be held from 3-7 p.m.
The Red River Valley Fair opens this Friday, June 16, continuing through June 24, at the fairgrounds just off Main Avenue West in West Fargo. Events planned include livestock, agriculture and other exhibits, a carnival, concerts and the World of Outlaws sprint car racing. The World of Outlaws is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; "hot laps" start at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand concerts will start at 8 p.m. nightly, June 19-24. Performers are Johnny Holm, Jo Dee Messina, Sawyer Brown, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar and Poison.
The questions regarding the tiny motor scooters keep popping up so I will address this issue. I will try to keep this as short as possible. By state law these scooters are known as a motorized foot scooter (MFS), and are defined by 169.01 sb 4c, as a device with handlebars and designed to be stood or sat upon, gas or electric powered, with no more than two ten inch or smaller wheels, capable of a maximum 15 mph on a flat surface. According to statute 169.225: Subd. 1: The operator of a MFS has all the rights and duties of a bicycle operator; Subd.
Friday, June 9 at 6:51 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a PlayStation 2 was stolen. at 7:05 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported being threatened. Saturday, June 10 at 11:53 a.m., a rural Detroit Lakes man reported gas was siphoned out of his vehicle. at 1:07 p.m., a rural Lake Park church break-in was reported. at 7:28 p.m., one person was arrested at White Earth following a report of an incident between two groups of individuals.
The 2nd Marine Division Association is searching for individuals who served with the division. The organization is open to anyone who served in the division, whether during peacetime or war. Persons are asked to contact association first vice president Paul Goforth at Box 1693, Yucca Valley, Calif., 92286, 760-365-2473, or by e-mail at email@example.com , or at the Web site www.2marine.
A Becker County jury deliberated for approximately 90 minutes on Friday before finding a White Earth man guilty of two felonies. Todd Bellanger, 40, will be sentenced July 12 for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felony and second-degree assault. Bellanger was accused of pointing a .22-caliber rifle at Craig Jackson, Jr., Ogema, and ordering him off rural Ogema property owned by Jackson's aunt, Cheryl Jackson, on Aug. 8, 2005. Bellanger was convicted in 1997 of felony terroristic threats.
An Adams, Minn., man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Monday. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition of a prison term against Michael Gerber, 26, of 65424 140th Street, for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Gerber must serve six months in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,087 and will be on supervised probation for up to five years.
An entire athletic career can sometimes be summed up in one race. For Detroit Lakes senior Hanna Grinaker, that one race was her last in a Laker uniform. Although she was disappointed in her own finish -- a third-place effort in the Class 2A state 3,200-meter race -- it was the way Grinaker got to that point in time which typifies her brilliant high school running career. Grinaker bested her Section 8-2A 3,200 time by 25 seconds for third place (10:52.14) in the state meet, held at Hamline University Friday and Saturday.