DL News Staff
SPENCER -- a girl, Elizabeth Irene; born May 23, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz. to Mary Ann and Eric Spencer.
LONGFORS -- a boy, Nathan James; born May 22, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. to Trisha and Mark Longfors.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $25,000 against Jeffrey Lindell, 43, of 624 West Lake Drive Apartment 1. Lindell is charged with first-degree burglary with another person present. His next court appearance is Monday. According to the court complaint, Lindell allegedly broke into a neighbor's apartment June 5 in search of his girlfriend.
Minnesota's two U.S. senators had legislative matters on their minds when briefing Minnesota reporters last week in separate press conferences. But the biggest news was the death of Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Wednesday evening when two 500-pound bombs were dropped by two U.S. military jets on a house occupied by he and several others 55 miles northwest of Baghdad. Zarqawi, 39, was considered to be the mastermind behind hundreds of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq.
The Becker County Fair is just seven weeks away. In conjunction with that, the fair board has decided to enliven an already major piece of entertainment. The prize money for the demolition derbies in the grandstand arena have been dramatically increased, according to board president Robert Sonnenberg, Detroit Lakes. The two events -- "stock" cars one night, and pickups and compact cars a second night -- have received an infusion from the board's budget. "We just want to give the people a great show," explained Sonnenberg Thursday.
A felony complaint was filed last week in Becker County District Court against a Detroit Lakes man. Andrew Glenn Olsen, 29, of 135 Shorewood Drive No. 23, is accused of felony theft by check and felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters) has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from Dakota Medical Foundation to bring psychiatric services at its Hawley location. This program will provide locally accessible psychiatric nursing services to rural clients in need. REACH is rural non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive human services to children of all ages, adults, and seniors. REACH works to provide a balanced approach to addressing rural human service needs and building individual, family and community assets and strengths.
Tuesday, June 6 at 1:58 a.m., an assault was reported at Bayview Bar, Detroit Lakes. at 8:37 a.m., an elderly woman was reported driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Highway 10, near Wal-Mart. Police found her and deemed her not suitable to drive. at 1:51 p.m., a juvenile, who was being transported from Hubbard County to Becker County, was found with weapons on him. at 7:22 p.m., a woman reported the Wells Fargo ATM looked damaged.
Roberta Ann Miller. 49, of Grand Forks, N.D., was sentenced Tuesday for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor giving a false name to a peace officer. On April 16 she was a passenger in a car stopped by a Callaway-Ogema police officer on Highway 59. She gave a false last name, and jailers found a Vicodin pain pill on her when she was booked into the Becker County Jail. District Judge Wayne Farnberg stayed adjudication of a prison sentence, but ordered a 30-day jail sentence, pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and be on five years supervised probration.
Bruce Preece was fired on Friday from his position as Bemidji public safety director, reportedly because of differences in management style. Detective Sgt. Jerry Johnson is serving as interim public safety director. Preece had been on paid administrative leave since April 25. He was placed on leave by former Bemidji City Manager David Minke. Ron Eischens, city finance director is now serving as interim city manager. He said the city has not developed a plan for replacing Preece. Meanwhile, in an unrelated action earlier this month, U.S.