DL News Staff
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
A Detroit Lakes teenager had his first appearance in Becker County Juvenile Court Tuesday on two charges related to an incident involving a 6-year-old girl. District Judge Wayne Farnberg ordered Ruben Gonzales, 17, of 1020 West Avenue, held at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead. Gonzales is charged with felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misdemeanor consumption of alcohol, stemming from an incident in Detroit Lakes Monday. Gonzales entered a plea of not guilty to both charges.
American Cancer Society-Becker County The Becker County unit of the American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to help cancer patients get to and from treatments,some locally, while others may need help getting to Fargo. Thanks to advances in medical research, many types of cancer that were once thought fatal can now be treated successfully. However, it is sometimes hard for patients to get to the treatments they need. The road to recovery is a long one. Family members want to help, but they can't always do it alone.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department was contacted Tuesday afternoon on a suicide threat that ended with good news. DLPD received a call at 12:13 p.m. from a mental health worker from Accordant Health Services, North Carolina. The woman notified the department that she was on the telephone with a man on the 500 block of Bowling Avenue in Detroit Lakes. She said the man was suicidal and wanted the police to respond to the scene for help.
Darrell Olson anticipates he will have a very busy year. The Detroit Lakes resident has advanced to the top of the ladder within the Military Order of the Cootie in Minnesota. Last month during special ceremonies in St. Cloud, Olson was installed as grand commander. He is now leader of 30 "pup tents" and 1,112 members around the state.