DL News Staff
BISMARCK - A bomb blast in Afghanistan has killed two North Dakota National Guard soldiers from this city and wounded a third, the first North Dakota Guard casualties in that country, the Guard says. The dead were identified Wednesday as Spc. Curtis Mehrer and Sgt. Travis Van Zoest, both 21, and the wounded as Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Wicks, 39. Wicks was in stable condition Wednesday and was being transported to a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, the Guard and Gov. John Hoeven's office said.
Forum Communications Co., owner of The Forum, Detroit Lakes Newspapers, and 27 other newspapers in four states, is buying the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota, said company President and CEO William Marcil. He said it's a logical expansion and a good fit strategically for the company.
The Detroit Lakes Class of 1966 holds its 40-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Organizers will be sending out letters, but may not have current addresses or phone numbers. Please give Morrie and Marion Kershner a call at 218-736-7478 with the correct information.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, June 8 Family night The Arc of West Central Minnesota will be kicking off its family night of fun for parents and children with family members with special needs at 4 p.m. in the Hughes Shelter at the Chahinkapa Zoo.
The White Earth Reservation Housing Authority has received its annual federal appropriation. U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) announced last week that a $2.89 million grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Fiscal 2006 operations, starting Oct.
Tuesday, May 30 at 12:07 p.m., an Ada woman reported her purse was stolen from her car. at 12:26 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported two tackle boxes and tackle were stolen from his boat while at a Frazee repair shop.
An Audubon woman was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Sherry LeBeau, 21, for offering a forged check. LeBeau must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,085 and was placed on supervised probation for up to five years. LeBeau attempted to purchased approximately $500 worth of items from a Detroit Lakes store on May 27, 2005, with a check on another person's bank account.
Minnesota North District Lutheran Women's Missionary League holds its 22nd biennial convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks June 11-13. About 400 women are expected to attend the convention, themed "JOY-Jesus Overflowing in You," Romans 15:13. The league is the official synodical women's organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Mission project grants totaling $125,000 have been paid during the last biennium.
The Shoreham Chapel, located between lakes Melissa and Sallie, will hold its first service of the season June 11. Kathie Brekke and the Apostle Blues Band will perform, officially launching the seasonal opening. The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Services continue throughout the summer until Aug. 27. This is the third year the Apostle Blues Band will open the chapel.