DL News Staff
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.
Jan. 18, 1943-June 3, 2006 Robert P. Brady, 63, of Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, June 3, 2006, at his lake cottage. Robert Philip Brady was born to Philip and Elizabeth (Foss) Brady on Jan. 18, 1943, in Vacaville, Calif. They moved to Detroit Lakes, where Robert attended Detroit Lakes High School, graduating in 1961. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in history.
Legislative leaders are slated to meet this week in an effort to resurrect for the fall ballot a constitutional amendment question asking voters to dedicate funding for the outdoors -- or maybe Sparky the sea lion, or maybe Barney the purple dinosaur. That's what became part of the problem lawmakers could not agree upon -- what would be covered by dedicated funding. An original proposal to dedicate a portion of the state's sales tax to game and fish programs eventually grew to also cover zoos and public broadcasting, as well as parks and the arts. Another part of the problem was how much.
Ashley Tingelstad and Toni Tollefson at state... take two! The Lake Park-Audubon duo once again made quite the impression at the Section 6-1A meet last week, claiming three events between them and qualifying for four state berths. The Class 1A meet will be at Hamline University Friday and Saturday. Tingelstad and Tollefson each made the state Class 1A meet in 2005, but Tingelstad will up her workload from one race to three this year.
Detroit Lakes senior Hanna Grinaker and junior Jena Hanson have a few more things in common than both being Lakers. Each was coming off of injury heading into the 2006 track and field season, after they each shined in their earlier prep careers. And both of the DL athletes possessed the necessary work ethic to overcome those injuries, which leads to the next similarity between the two -- both are statebound in events they each have dominated in past years.
July 22, 1940-June 5, 2006 Harriet J. Olson, 65, of Frazee, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Harriet Jewel Herdeg was born to Carl and Lucille (Phillips) Herdeg on July 22, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised in Fargo until moving to Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Harriet married Michael Steinke and had one son. She later married Robert "Bud" Olson, while living in Fargo; they had one son and one daughter. Harriet was an entertainer, starting at an early age.
June 6, 1937-June 6, 2006 James M. Guthrie, 69, Ogema, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in his home. James Michael Guthrie was born June 6, 1937, in Canby, Minn., to William and Bernice (Wallace) Guthrie. He grew up in Canby where he attended school. Jim entered the United States Army January 1955 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage with Ardis Bunde on November 28, 1959, in Mankato. They lived in Mankato, where Jim worked for Archer Daniels Midland Com-pany and for North Star Con-crete. In 1977, they moved to Strawberry Lake, rural Ogema.