DL News Staff
An Audubon woman made her first appearance in Becker County District Court on three charges Thursday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk released Rebecca Bauer, 25, of 15204 County Highway 15, on her own recognizance. Her next court appearance is Feb. 13. Bauer is charged with one count each of felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving after suspension and misdemeanor failure to produce proof of insurance. According to the court complaint, A Minnesota state trooper stopped Bauer while driving on Highway 59 near Detroit Lakes Feb. 1.
A Fargo man was sentenced on two charges in Becker County District Court Thursday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk issued consecutive jail sentences against Garrett Nornes, 27, of 1502 21st Avenue South, for felony fleeing a police officer and gross misdemeanor third-degree driving while impaired-.10 or more. The charges stem from a June 11, 2005, incident when Nornes was arrested near Callaway after attempting to flee from the Ogema police chief. Nornes must serve 30 days with credit for time served on the felony charge, and was fined $1,087.
A White Earth woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Jan. 31. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition of a prison sentence for five years against Danelle Keezer, 22, for motor vehicle theft. Keezer must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,075 and was also ordered to make restitution of $771.18. Keezer stolen a car from a Becker County resident on March 18, 2005, but brought it back later. The car was damaged upon return.
An Osage man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Jan. 31. District Judge John Pearson stayed adjudication of sentence against Levi Branstrom, 18, of 23546 Old Mill Road, for felony theft-temporary control. Branstrom must serve 30 days in jail with credit for time served, was assessed $500 in court costs and was placed on supervised for probation for up to 10 years. Branstrom was charged with taking his girlfriend's car without permission on Sept. 11, 2005. The vehicle was later recovered, according to court records.
Melby's 90th Come help us celebrate with a surprise 90th birthday party for Anna Melby on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the American Legion Club on West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes. Please make your presence at the party your gift.
A White Earth man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Jan. 31. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition of a prison sentence against William Wadena, 52, for terroristic threats. Wadena must serve 45 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $575 and will be on supervised probation for up to five years. Wadena was convicted of threatening to assault a Becker County deputy who was investigating a stolen car report in 2003.
Minnesota's two U.S. senators split their votes in the nomination of U.S. federal judge Samuel Alito as the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. Republican Norm Coleman was one of 58 senators supporting Alito's confirmation Tuesday, while Democrat Mark Dayton joined 41 of his colleagues opposing it. Their votes paralleled last fall's split decision on U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who received overwhelming Senate approval.