DL News Staff
Maggie Holmer, Osage, and Tana Vareberg, Detroit Lakes, have been named the Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Business Division Students of the Month for January. Holmer and Vareberg will complete their legal administrative assistant A.A.S. degrees this May. According to their advisor, Pam Cummings, "Maggie and Tana are great examples of how success can be achieved through hard work and persistence.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead Symphonic Band will perform at 3 p.m. today (Sunday) in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium on the MSUM campus. This event is free and open to the public. The Acting Company presents "The Three Musketeers," on stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes at 7 p.m. today. Admission is $18 for adults and $9 for students. For more information call 218-844-SHOW (7469), or go to the theater box office, 826 Summit Ave. Area children are invited to "Create a Mural" with artist Scott Fadness today from 1-4 p.m. at the Buena Vista Ski Area outside Bemidji.
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is offering a support/informational group for non-offending parents of sexually abused children. The focus will be supporting the parents, or other significant persons in that child's life, as well as providing information as to what they may be experiencing due to the victimization. The group will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 starting March 21. Registration is required. Call Kirsten at 847-7446 with questions or to register.
A Vergas man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Wednesday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $3,000 against Michael Mindermann, 50, of 329 County Highway 4.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on three charges Thursday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $12,000 against Dean Block, 35, of 21834 County Road 104. His next court appearance is March 6. Block is charged with one count each of first-degree driving while impaired-.08 or more, first-degree DWI and gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. Block was arrested Thursday by a Becker County sheriff's deputy, who allegedly observed Block driving erratically.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:24 a.m., a Detroit Lakes domestic was reported. at 11:59 a.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported stereo equipment was stolen. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:06 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a domestic. Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:50 a.m., a Detroit Lakes driver reported a hit-and-run accident. The other motorist fled the scene. at 1:01 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported a protection order violation.
The address for a woman charged with a felony in Becker County District Court was incorrectly listed in the Wednesday issue of the Becker County Record. Rhea Yeadon, 28, was incorrectly identified in the court complaint as residing in Detroit Lakes. Her actual address is 12906 530th Avenue, Menahga, according to jail records.
A felony complaint was filed in Becker County District Court against an Eden Prairie man Wednesday. Philip Schmidt, 54, of 7256 Gerard Drive, is accused of third-degree assault for a Feb. 10 incident on Height of Land Lake, east of Detroit Lakes. According to the court complaint, Schmidt allegedly struck another ice angler several times, breaking his nose. The victim told investigators that he asked Schmidt to move his fish house as it was less than 10 feet away from the victim's fish house. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced on a serious felony charge in Becker County District Court Thursday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Thomas Krause, 22, of 16179 305th Avenue, and placed him on supervised probation for up to 15 years. Krause was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact on several occasions with a 15-year-old female in 2005. Krause must serve 90 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,075, must register as a predatory offender and cannot have unsupervised contact with minor fem
Becker County got its money Friday for purchasing new voting equipment that will specifically help voters with physical disabilities. But it didn't get all of the money that county officials had originally hoped for from the Minnesota Secretary of State's office. And, they learned from Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer that Becker County will need to reconsider its voting plan for primary and general elections. In particular, Kiffmeyer said that townships, for example, cannot limit the opportunity to vote to only mail-in ballots. The county's plan allowed several townships to use mail-