DL News Staff
Could Minnesota water from Otter Tail and Becker Counties be carried by pipeline to the Fargo area to meet long-term water needs? One of eight plans presented in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement proposes just that.
A man who was mistakenly released from the Clay County Jail turned himself back in Tuesday after more than a month of freedom. John Patrick Murphy, 56, turned himself in at the jail about 11 p.m., Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. Murphy, 2016 1st Ave. S., Fargo, walked out of the jail Jan.
Some parents are not happy with what they say is unfair, even racist, treatment of a minority of students at the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public School. But Superintendent Boyd Bradbury counters there is no truth to allegations the school district's discipline policies and procedures are inappropriately administered. A press conference facilitated by Paul Schultz, Waubun, was held in Waubun Tuesday, with Schultz and several other parents claiming there are instances of physical and emotion abuses of some middle school and high school students. Schultz said there are pressures within the
Habitat for Humanity of Detroit Lakes Area is holding several fund-raisers. The Chef's Showcase & Silent Auction is Thursday, March 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Cost is $15 per person. Call Carrie at 844-4332 for tickets. Habitat for Humanity and Coldwell Banker First Realty are teaming up for a 2006 raffle. Grand prize is a 20-foot Trinidad Suncruiser Pontoon, 60 HP Mercury Bigfoot and Karavan bunk trailer. Cost is $20. The drawing will be held March 26 at the Lake Region Builders Association Home and Garden Show in the Kent Freeman Arena, Detroit Lakes.
The Detroit Lakes Nordic ski teams in grades 6-9 took part in the Regional Junior High Championships in Brainerd Feb. 4. The Lakers had several good performances by their skiers in the 4K classic and 4K skate races. The kids were competing against their own grades, as well as against other grades. "This gave the kids a chance to see how they stack up against the kids they will be competing against through high school," said DL head Nordic ski coach Dan Josephson.
Frazee traveled to Mahnomen Monday night and found enough offense to leave with a hard fought 60-57 win. The game was close throughout, with the biggest leads coming from Mahnomen, by five at 32-27 and the Lady Hornets opening up a 55-50 lead late in the game. "Both teams played really hard and fought to the end and this game was not over until their last three attempt missed at the horn," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson. A big part of the game was free throws, as Frazee went 22-38 from the line and Mahnomen went 10-21.
Five teens are vying for the Miss Polar Fest title, and six for the Miss Teen Polar Fest title. Miss Polar Fest 2005 Leah Griffin and Miss Teen Polar Fest 2005 Summer Jordan will pass on the crowns to two lucky girls Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre. There is a $5 admission fee. Those up for the Miss Polar Fest crown include Ashley Lund, daughter of Steve and Ruth Lund. She is a senior at Detroit Lakes High School and attends Minnesota State University Community and Technical College.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $25,000 against Jon Manypenny, 22, of 35130 County Highway 33. His next court appearance is Feb. 27. Manypenny is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and second-degree assault-weapon and bodily harm. According to the court complaint, Manypenny allegedly stabbed a man five times with a steak knife and bit him on his forearm.
Keith Brekken is calling it quits. In just under 11 months, Becker County's auditor will again be a private citizen, something he hasn't been for much of his adult life. Brekken, who turns 62 this year, officially notified the Becker County commissioners Tuesday that he will not seek a fifth four-year term. "Things are changing within county government so quickly and so fast, maybe it's time to step aside and let someone take it on, get some new blood in," reasoned Brekken during an interview Monday. "The other day I sat down and looked at the history of the (Becker County) office.