DL News Staff
50 Years ago June 6, 1956 -- Several hundred Detroit Lakes high school students were honored at the traditional Awards Day program. Two top winners were Donna Scharske and Mary Jo Johnson, who each received $250 from the DL Scholarship Foundation. Mrs. Flora Connell, Becker County clerk of court for the past nine years, will not be a candidate for re-election this year. She filled the unexpired term of her husband, the late C.B.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to prison on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Thursday. District Judge John Pearson ordered BJ Englund, 22, of 312 East Main, serve 24 months in prison with credit for time served and was fined $137. Englund was charged with violation of the sex offender registration law, for not registering where he was residing in 2004. Englund was convicted in 1996 of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A White Earth man received concurrent prison sentences in Becker County District Court for two felonies Thursday. District Judge John Pearson ordered Cody Eaglefeather, 23, of 36637 Martin Drive, serve 60 months in prison for two separate counts of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Eaglefeather was fined $274 and given credit for time already served. One of the charges occurred on Sept. 26, 2005, when police found a .25-caliber handgun in a vehicle that Eaglefeather had used without permission.
A Becker County mother and son are each charged with 35 felony counts stemming from mailbox thefts in 2005. Charges were filed Wednesday in Becker County District Court against Sherry Bunnis, 44, of 719 Richwood Road, and Justin Feldt, 25, of 21688 County Highway 37, both of Detroit Lakes. They are each charged with 35 counts of mail theft.
A Detroit Lakes man received concurrent prison terms during sentencing on two felonies in Becker County District Court Thursday. District Judge John Pearson ordered Nathaniel Knutson, 20, of 325 Elizabeth Street, serve terms of 19 and 27 months in prison, with credit for time served. He was fined $250 and ordered to make restitution of $431.24. Knutson was convicted of violation of a protection order, for contacting a female juvenile in December 2005 from jail.
A Coon Rapids, Minn., man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Steven Rogers, 37, of 11560 Olive Street NW, for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Rogers must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,227 and was placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Rogers was in a passenger car that was stopped in Detroit Lakes by a Becker County deputy.
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OTT Graduates Army National Guard Pfc. Jennings L. Ott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Ott is the brother of Rhonda (Bill) Purington of Detroit Lakes. He is a 2004 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School.
Herdzina named to dean's list Robert Herdzina of Frazee has been named to the spring semester Dean's List at the University of Mary in Bismarck. Sinner named to dean's list Beth Sinner of Detroit Lakes has been named to the spring semester Dean's List at Valley City State University. Seelye graduates Air Force Airman Jordan S.