DL News Staff
Feb. 4, 1929-June 4, 2006 Mae O. Brown, 77, of Callaway, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Mae Opal Sonju was born to Ole and Othelia (Herfendahl) Sonju on Feb. 4, 1929, near Lake Eunice in rural Detroit Lakes. She grew up with her six brothers in the Lake Eunice area. Mae married Denver Brown on June 22, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. She was a homemaker and raised five children. She enjoyed sewing, reading and needle work.
April 27, 1920-June 2, 2006 Mildred C. Grefsrud, 86, of Twin Valley, Minn., died Friday, June 2, 2006, in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo. Mildred Caroline Jacobson, the daughter of Nels and Clara (Kvidt) Jacobson, was born April 27, 1920 in Twin Valley, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Flom, Minn. Mildred attended school in that community and graduated from Waubun High School with the class of 1939. On April 18, 1941, Mildred married Palmer Grefsrud at the Wild Rice Parsonage, rural Twin Valley.
A federal grand jury has indicted six west central Minnesota men for their involvement in a methamphetamine distribution ring. The felony-level indictment was issued Tuesday in Minneapolis. The individuals named are Glen Forehand, 31, Hawley; Jeremy Berndt, 21, Hewitt; Anthony Jantz, 23, Menahga; Leonard Smith, 25, Ponsford; Christopher Tigges, 21, Wadena; and Kevin Camacho, 27, Pine River. The men are accused of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. In addition, Forehand, Berndt and Smith are each charged with possessing a firearm
March 10, 1941-June 6, 2006 Monte D. Jones, 65, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at his residence. Monte D. Jones was born to Carmie and Laura (Glasow) Jones on March 10, 1941 in Fargo. He lived in Davenport, N.D., until moving to Audubon at the age of 10. He grew up and received his education in Audubon, graduating from Audubon High School in 1959. He then worked for a short time for the Soil Conservation District in Detroit Lakes. Monte later attended Moorhead State University, where he received a teaching degree. On June 13, 1964 he married Karen Kohler in Audubon.
BISMARCK - A bomb blast in Afghanistan has killed two North Dakota National Guard soldiers from this city and wounded a third, the first North Dakota Guard casualties in that country, the Guard says. The dead were identified Wednesday as Spc. Curtis Mehrer and Sgt. Travis Van Zoest, both 21, and the wounded as Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Wicks, 39. Wicks was in stable condition Wednesday and was being transported to a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, the Guard and Gov. John Hoeven's office said.
Forum Communications Co., owner of The Forum, Detroit Lakes Newspapers, and 27 other newspapers in four states, is buying the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota, said company President and CEO William Marcil. He said it's a logical expansion and a good fit strategically for the company.
The Detroit Lakes Class of 1966 holds its 40-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Organizers will be sending out letters, but may not have current addresses or phone numbers. Please give Morrie and Marion Kershner a call at 218-736-7478 with the correct information.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, June 8 Family night The Arc of West Central Minnesota will be kicking off its family night of fun for parents and children with family members with special needs at 4 p.m. in the Hughes Shelter at the Chahinkapa Zoo.
The White Earth Reservation Housing Authority has received its annual federal appropriation. U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) announced last week that a $2.89 million grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Fiscal 2006 operations, starting Oct.