DL News Staff
New federal figures that show Minnesotans pay more taxes than a decade ago is a mixture of good and bad news. Lynn Reed of the nonpartisan Minnesota Taxpayers Association said higher personal income is the reason for higher tax bills. Political leaders said that is good news for the state, although taken out of context it does look bad. Newly released federal Census Bureau figures show the average Minnesotan paid nearly $2,900 in state taxes (not including federal or local taxes) in 2004, compared to almost $1,900 in 1994.
May 9, 1937-Feb. 12, 2006 Gerald D. "Jerry" Marquardt, 68, of Vergas, died on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Gerald Dean Marquardt was born to Harry and Hilda (Wahl) Marquardt on May 9, 1937 in Pelican Rapids. He was raised near Vergas, where he attended a country school and helped on the family farm. Jerry married Gail Sprouls on Nov. 3, 1956 at St. Paul's Lutheran Loon Lake Church. He worked at Franklin Fence and Paul's Insulation in Vergas. Jerry loved woodworking, making shelves, cabinets and Christmas decorations.
Dec. 23, 1929-Feb. 10, 2006 Rev. Henry V. Buchholz, 76, of Richville, Minn., died Friday, February 10, 2006, at Perham Memorial Hospital, Perham. Henry was born to Clarence and Anna (Schultz) Buchholz on Dec. 23, 1929, in Minneapolis. He was baptized on Jan. 12, 1930, and confirmed his faith on May 30, 1943. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1947, and then attended Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis. Henry served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Ill., in 1963, and was ordained into the ministry on June 9, 1963.
Sept. 19, 1915-Feb. 10, 2006 Opal F. Gwynn, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 10, 2006 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Opal Florence Halvorson, the daughter of Halvor and Mulla Halvorson, was born Sept. 19, 1915 in Pine Creek, Minn. She was the fifth of 10 kids in the family, and grew up in Minnesota with her parents and siblings. Opal was married to Lester Gwynn in 1935; they remained married for 46 years, until Lester's death in 1981. Together they raised four sons, moving between Minnesota and California.
May 26, 1977-Feb. 11, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Mark Piche, 28, of Breckenridge, Colo., died Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Breckenridge. Mark Benjamin Clifford Piche was born to Ben and Sylvia (Bevolden) Piche on May 26, 1977 in Crookston, Minn. He came to Detroit Lakes with his family in 1981, and attended Detroit Lakes Public Schools. After completing school, he worked in the Detroit Lakes area doing sheet rock work, and later drove a delivery truck for Beverage Wholesalers of Detroit Lakes. Mark moved to Dillon, Colo., in 2001 and to Breckenridge, Colo., in 2004.
Feb. 3, 1921-Feb. 8, 2006 Gertrude "Gert" E. Reynolds, 85, of rural Nevis, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Gertrude Evelyn Hewitt was born to Colby and Louise (Redepenning) Hewitt on Feb. 3, 1921 in Dorset, Minn., where Gert attended school through the eighth grade. She went on to attend Park Rapids High School, graduating with the class of 1939. During her teen years, Gert was active in Walter League at the First English Lutheran Church in Dorset, and also worked for her father at the Farmer State Bank in Dorset.
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A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District court Monday. District Judge John Pearson stayed adjudication of a prison sentence against Jennifer Solmon, 23, of 1008 Madison Avenue, for felony issuance of dishonored checks. Solmon must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $560, must make restitution of $1,060.33, and be on supervised probation for up to five years. Solmon was charged with issuing bad checks to a Detroit Lakes business in January and February 2005.
A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced in Becker County District court on a felony charge Monday. District Judge John Pearson stayed adjudication of a prison sentence against Stacey Riddle, 35, of 730 Mountain View Street, for issuance of dishonored checks. Riddle was placed on supervised probation for up to five years, must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, and was fined $1,087. Riddle issued bad checks in Becker County in May and June 2005, according to the court complaint.
Get in the Mardi Gras spirit! Ministry of Jazz, the dixieland band that wowed audiences last year, will be back at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. for another stunning concert, as part of the center's Hot Jazz for Cold Nights concert series. Ministry of Jazz consists of Joe Riewer on drums, Harley Sommerfeld on clarinet, Ed Christenson on trombone, John Peterson on trumpet, Detroit Lakes' own Kathy Brekke on keyboard and vocals and Kent Karch on the upright bass.