DL News Staff
Becker County and eight other counties have been approved for federal disaster funds. The decision was announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Tuesday. Federal funds are now available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work, repair and replacement of facilities damaged by flooding between March 30 and May 3. Becker County had some road damage caused by the sudden snowmelt in early April. The other counties are Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin.
A Ponsford man had his first appearance in Becker County District Court on three charges Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $14,000 against Leslie Heinonen, 48.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animals that were recently found: female lab cross with five new pups, at White Earth. male fluffy black/white dog, looks like a Border Collie cross, at Rock Lake. Black Lab cross, at Twin Haven Trailer Park. female Black Lab cross eight-week-old puppy, at a rural Lake Park address. male orange cat and female calico cat, three miles east of Frazee on Highway 87. male beagle/terrier cross, on Highway 87 east of Frazee. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 218-847-0511 and leave a message.
Minnesota State Patrol and Wadena County Sheriff's Office are asking for assistance in locating a vehicle that was involved in a Hit and Run accident on Highway 227 east of Sebeka. The accident occurred on Friday, May 19 approximately 7:30 p.m. A bicycle on Highway 227 was hit by a vehicle traveling west; the location was two miles east of Sebeka. The vehicle described as dark, possibly black in color, hit the bicycle and continued on. There is possible minor damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. The bicyclist, Sara A.
A Ponsford man had his first appearance Tuesday in Becker County District Court on five charges, including four felonies. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $15,000 against John Goodman, 22, of 49200 280th Street.
Sept. 5, 1910-June 1, 2006 Ottilie S. Bunkowske, 95, of Vergas, died on Thursday, June 1, 2006, in her home in Vergas Assisted Living. Ottilie Sophie Richter was born to Pastor and Mrs. Otto Richter on Sept. 5, 1910, in Vergas. She lived in the yellow h ouse by the lake, across the road from the Loon Lake Lutheran Church, for the first 22 years of her life. She had four brothers and three sisters: Otto, William, Theador, Udo, Frieda, Olga and Sophie.
March 24, 1926-May 30, 2006 Joseph H. Lee, 80, of Mahnomen, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minn. Joseph Henning "Joe" Lee was born to Herman and Agnes (Hagen) Lee on March 24, 1926, in Erskine. He went to country school and then graduated from high school at the University of Crookston, Minn. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army paratroopers, where he made nine parachute jumps. Joe married Arlys Underdahl on July 7, 1949. They made their first home in Minneapolis, where Joe attended Dunwoody Academy to become an electrician.
The mayor of Hawley pleaded guilty Wednesday to a burglary charge for entering another man's home and tacking a threatening note to a wall. Davis Jon Blakeway, 30, entered the guilty plea for fourth-degree burglary, a gross misdemeanor, before Judge Michael Kirk in Clay County District Court. Blakeway initially faced stiffer charges of felony second-degree burglary and making terroristic threats. His plea resulted in a sentence of 365 days suspended for two years and a $1,500 fine. Blakeway left the courthouse without commenting.
Felony arrest warrants were filed in Becker County District Court Monday for three men wanted in connection with May 20 assault of a man at a rural party in eastern Becker County. Authorities are seeking Brandon Bloom, 20, and David Hanks, 18, both of Ponsford, and Eric Eischens, 19, of 511 North Park, Park Rapids. They each face one count of third-degree assault for repeatedly striking another man at a party in the Smoky Hills. According to the court complaint, the victim was allegedly punched in the head, hit several times on the head with a brandy bottle and kicked several times by th