DL News Staff
Bemidji State University will host a May 16-17 law enforcement conference addressing current topics and latest techniques for officers and others working in the field. Sessions will cover six essential components of the sexual assault investigation, incident management, recognizing evidence, lessons learned from the Red Lake crisis, vengeance and the psychology of victim rage, crime victim rights and reparations, the Red Cross as partners in emergencies, and peace officer rights. Courses will focus particularly on what law-enforcement officers need to know in rural areas, such as northern
A Palmdale, Calif., man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on two charges Monday stemming from a drug arrest on Feb.
A Callaway woman was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge May 1. District Judge John Pearson stayed execution of a 42-month prison sentence against Monica Niemi, 32, of 28244 County Road 110 for first-degree driving while impaired-.08 or more. Niemi must serve 180 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $4,717 with $3,000 stayed, and was placed on probation for up to seven years. Niemi was charged after testing .16 for alcohol during a traffic stop Jan. 12. According to court records, Niemi has three over DWI convictions.
In May the night sky shrinks at both ends from the relentless onslaught of the climbing sun. But it takes more than that to dim the brilliance of Jupiter, the king of planets. Earth glides straight between Jupiter and the sun on the 4th, an event called opposition because it places the giant planet directly opposite the sun in the sky. At that time Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest for the whole year.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs your help to find a physician, registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who wants to spend a couple of days of their summer helping young people with Muscular Dystrophy. MDA Summer Camp is an overnight camp where youngsters with disabilities take part in activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, crafts and many other fun events. Camp is the highlight of the year for many of these children.
About 450 people, including students, faculty and guests, attended a peace pole dedication at Waubun High School Monday, April 24. The eight-foot tall cedar pole has the words "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in English, Norwegian, Swedish and German language on each of the four sides. The base of the peace pole was constructed at Waubun High School and is painted black, red, white and yellow representing the four directions. The pole is a gift from the World Peace Prayer Society in Japan to One Heart One Mind, a peace organization in Detroit Lakes.
ST. PAUL - Five straight days of hearings - at times with bitter debate - failed to produce an agreement on building sports stadiums, but a Minnesota Senate committee chairman promises decisions will be made today. That debate will join other legislative hot-button topics, including whether the state should mail tax rebate checks to Minnesota homeowners and how to work out differences in House- and Senate-passed public works bills. Senate Taxes Committee members made the first bit of progress in their stadium debate Monday night.
ST. PAUL -The state will use more than $70 million in new revenue to protect the public from sexual predators under a budget plan approved by lawmakers. Funding for Minnesota's sex offender treatment program and for other dangerous criminals top the list of spending areas in a supplemental budget bill approved Monday by the Minnesota House on a 103-29 vote. In 2005, the Legislature passed a two-year, $31 billion budget funding state government.
ST. PAUL - Funeral protests are one step away from being banned in Minnesota. The House and Senate on Monday passed a conference committee compromise that bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral. The vote was 121-2 in the House and 66-1 in the Senate. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the measure, making it law. The American Civil Liberties Union and others concerned about limiting protests are the only ones opposed to the measure. The argument is based on the U.S. Constitution's freedom of speech provision. "I voted for this bill earlier, but I made a mistake," Rep.