DL News Staff
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers spent Minnesota's fishing opener weekend weighing a new plan to dedicate money to the natural resources. A House-Senate panel is trying to settle differences between competing plans that would allow voters to decide whether tax dollars should be set aside for the outdoors and the arts. Doing so would require amending the state constitution. In a move that signaled hope for a compromise, House Republicans made an offer late Thursday that narrowed the gap between the two sides, legislators said. "It brings us closer, definitely," said Sen.
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The Becker County Department of Highways is lifted the spring road restrictions on all but two county roads Thursday. Department maintenance crews have begun remove the restrictions signs on those highways affected by the action. The two roads that will remain indefinitely posted are: County 149, from Highway 59 to County 21, to seven tons only. County 41, from Highway 87 to the Otter Tail County line, to seven tons only. The maximum allowable weights on county highways, unless other posted, are: single axle, 18,000 pounds; tandem axle, eight feet or less spacing, 34,000 pounds;
A Vergas man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk stayed execution of a 13-month prison sentence against Michael Mindermann, 50, of 338 Frazee Avenue, for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Mindermann must serve six months in jail with credit for time served, was fined $267 and be on supervised probation for up to five years. Mindermann was arrested Feb. 21 by two Becker County sheriff's deputies after he was observed in a drug transaction in Detroit Lakes.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animals that were recently found: female, Malamute cross, 10 months old, at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. female, Husky/shepherd cross, five months old, at Ogema. female, Terrier cross, tan, adult, at Waubun on County Road 113. two Terrier cross puppies, black/white, found at Frazee County Road 87. two kittens, both short hair and females, gray tabby with orange and brown tabby with orange, found at Frazee on County Road 118. To claim a pet or if interested in adoption call 218-847-0511.
Jim Halver, chief of the Callaway Fire Department, presented $500 to Joy Crouch, Hospice of the Red River Valley, as part of the proceeds of the Callaway Fire Department Banquet on April 22. Chief Halver reports that 20 volunteer fire fighters comprise the department. Some of the monies raised at the April banquet will be used to repair and purchase new pagers. Just as critically, some of the money has allowed the purchase of a valve and other miscellaneous equipment for the existing pumper truck.
Friday, May 12 at 4:58 a.m., a power pole was reported on fire in Detroit Lakes. at 8:39 a.m., money was reported stolen from a rural Detroit Lakes golf course. at 12:23 p.m., the Ogema recycling shed was reported on fire. at 2:26 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported a brick was thrown through a vehicle window and her purse was stolen. at 4:17 p.m., a Moorhead man reported fishing tackle was stolen from a vehicle. Saturday, May 13 at 1:07 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a neighbor hits golf balls into his yard. Monday, May 15 at 9:39 a.m., a small trailer was r
A Waubun woman made her first appearance on three charges in Becker County District Court Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $14,000 against Kari Thompson, 44, of 3210 County Road 4 East.
A Lake Park man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $20,000 against John Keidel, 30, of 14454 County Road 14. His next court appearance is May 30. Keidel is charged with first-degree driving while impaired and first-degree DWI-test refusal.
In 1997 as the congregation at Faith Lutheran Church prayed for God to bring the right people to help start a Christian school, the Stenbergs came to visit the church. They had returned to Detroit Lakes after retiring from teaching in Alaska. Needless to say, their retirement did not last. Gary Stenberg became the school administrator, and Karen, his wife, became the teacher. Faith Christian School was started with six kindergarten students.