DL News Staff
50 Years ago June 21, 1956 -- One of 31 Minnesota 4-H members who left for the state of Mississippi was Marjorie Kvare, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kvare, rural Waubun. Miss Kvare's favorite project is making bread. Mrs. Clara Swenberg and Mrs.
Wednesday, June 21 Free movie 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 "Pirates of the Caribbean." Red River Valley Fair It's Teen Day at the Red River Valley Fair, located at the fairgrounds just off Main Avenue West in West Fargo. Among the featured entertainment will be hypnotist Scott McFall, performing at 12 noon, 3 and 6 p.m.
One River Mississippi, a national site-specific environmental dance, is scheduled to take place, in part, at the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park on Saturday, June 24 -- rain or shine. This event, believed to be the largest environmental art project ever attempted, will tie simultaneous performances with seven other sites along the Mississippi River banks. Dancers and performers will all start moving at the same time. The first section of the dance will be regional and each area will dance to music of their own selection and reflect themes related to their specific region.
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.