DL News Staff
On the surface, Perham's annual Turtle Festival may look the same, but the organization behind the scenes is very different. Crowds can still expect all the familiar favorites, including the Perham Lions' Demo Derby at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 24; as well as the Rotary Breakfast from 8 to noon and the Grand Parade at 1 p.m., both on Sunday, June 25. And of course, there will be Turtle Races. The races as well as train rides on the Perham Express will be going on throughout the festival, starting today (Wednesday) and continuing through Sunday.
A Bemidji woman faces 12 counts of bank fraud and four counts of misapplication of credit union funds, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis said Friday. Kari Lynn Kuechenmeister, 32, a former loan officer at Headwaters Federal Credit Union in Bemidji, was arrested and charged with defrauding the credit union of more than $300,000. A federal grand jury returned the 16-count indictment against Kuechenmeister on Tuesday, but the indictment was sealed until she could be arrested and make a first appearance in federal court, the U.S.
As luck would have it, the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, through its Arts Retreat program, has a very talented visual artist in residence this month, and others will have a unique opportunity to learn from her, through the New York Mills Community Education program. Kyla Rafert, from Newark, Del., will be teaching an Oil Painting Basics class through the local community education program. The class will take place at the NYM school, and will be held June 26-28 during two different times, either 3-5 p.m. or 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library offers an online resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry Library edition, a Web-based reference tool, allows area residents to start exploring their roots by searching a surname. Ancestry Library Edition stores millions of records online and checks them instantly for the name, revealing such details as military, birth and death records, past addresses and even immigration information. Ancestry Library edition is available at any LARL branch library.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Perham attorney Steven R. Peloquin as chair of the Seventh District Bar Association's Ethics Committee. The Seventh District Includes Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Douglas, Todd, Wadena, Morrison, Stearns, Benton and Mille Lacs counties. Peloquin replaces Moorhead attorney Steven J.
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for June 16, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. We seem to be starting on a dry summer as little rain has fallen in the northwest so far. As I put the report together, there is a forecast of possible storms in the coming hours and days, but no sign of them yet. Young birds are appearing everywhere in almost every species that is known to nest here.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, June 15 at 12:49 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported that he had loaned his shotgun to a person who then pawned it. Friday, June 16 at 12:50 a.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 10 near Highway 59.
The Lake Park Garden announces the Yard of the Month for June is Sheila and Sherwood Nelson, 3007 3rd St., Lake Park. There will be no meeting in June. The Lake Park Garden Club is working with Sunnyside Care Center to redo their large flowerbed.
Question 1: A friend claims that when entering an interstate highway that cars on the interstate are required to move over as the car entering has the right of way unless there is a yield sign posted on the entrance ramp. Is this really true? Answer 1: No, it is not! While it is courteous to move over when possible it is not required. Traffic on the interstate has the right of way and the entering vehicle has to yield. The entering vehicle will have to reach freeway speed and signal to safely merge into the flow of traffic.
College graduation is a time to celebrate and dream about what the future holds, but current college graduates are also fearful of the debt they have accrued to learn. According to a study done by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, during the past five years tuition at Minnesota's community and technical colleges has increased 62 percent. At the most "affordable" two-year institutions the average student is now paying $4,282. As tuition rises, student debt is becoming more of a concern. In fact, Minnesota's students borrow more than students in other states.