DL News Staff
Sept. 2, 1915-April 1, 2006 Clara J. Wokasch, 90, of Frazee, died on Saturday, April 1, 2006 in the Frazee Care Center. Clara Johanna Wokasch was born the daughter of Ignatz and Kathryn (Henn) Wokasch on Sept. 2, 1915 in Frazee, where she was raised and attended school. Following her graduation from Frazee High School, Clara moved to Minneapolis, and there she worked for the Shriner's Hospital and then for Ben Franklin Industries until she retired. Clara was a worldwide traveler, and traveled to every continent in the world. She also visited every state in the union.
Ordinarily, Otter Tail County folks don't care to play second fiddle. But being second in line as an H2O source for the massive Red River Water Supply Project is a dubious honor. "I have to tell you folks, (Otter Tail-Pelican alternative) is the number two preferred option," said North Dakota hydrologist Allen Schlag, somewhat hesitantly, to a meeting room of more than 125 people at The Cactus in Perham. Eight drought contingency plans were developed for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.
The Minnesota Twins earned the season's first win the night before they officially took the field on opening day. The Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee overwhelmingly approved on a voice vote Monday night a new Twins ballpark in downtown Minneapolis, without using direct state funding. The hearing was this year's first attempt to build a professional baseball stadium.
City officials remained cautiously optimistic Monday that Fargo-Moorhead would ride out the Red River's crest with no major flood damage. By 8 p.m.
Nov. 17, 1922-March 7, 2006 Former Detroit, Mich., resident Celia M. Weissenstein, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Celia was born to Joseph and Helen Kubinski on Nov. 17, 1922 in Detroit, Mich., where she grew up and received her education, graduating from high school there. She then worked for American Bakeries in Detroit. On Aug. 7, 1948 she married Robert D. Weissenstein in Detroit, where they made their home and raised their family. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 2002. Celia was a very kind, giving lady.
BECKER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION SETS PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Becker County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 6:30 P.M., in the Upper Court Room of the Becker County Courthouse, Detroit Lakes, MN., to consider the following Petitions: 6:30 PM Zoning Ordinance Amendment Recommendations for definitions, accessory struc- tures, water oriented structures, variance expirations, conditional use permit expirations and a nuisance ordinance. 7:00 PM Old Business 1) John Webber tabled from the March 2006 meeting. 2
June 5, 1985-March 29, 2006 AunaLaye R. Beckley, 20, of West Fargo, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in West Fargo. AunaLaye RoxAnn Beckley was born on June 5, 1985 in Moorhead. She grew up in West Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School in 2004. AunaLaye attended school for one year at the State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. At the time of her death, she was employed by Baker Nursery Gardens and attending Sister Rosalind Gefre School of Massage, both of Fargo. AunaLaye was a wonderful artist who enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.
June 30, 1916-April 2, 2006 Norman E. Olson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn. Norman Edward Olson was born to Edward and Bessie Linquist Olson on June 30, 1916 in Tintah, Minn. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Morris, Minn., and he graduated from high school there. In 1936, he went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps near the north shore of Lake Superior. In January 1942, Norman entered into the U.S. Army, and he fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
July 25, 1932-April 3, 2006 Margaret Boswell, 73, of Pelican Rapids, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes. Margaret Lucille Cleaveland, daughter of Earl and Agnes (Abrahamson) Cleaveland, was born July 25, 1932, at Granite Falls, Minn. She attended school at Casper and Skime, Minn., country schools. Margaret worked as a waitress in Roseau and Rochester, Minn., before moving to Biloxi, Miss., where she met and married Andrew Froysland, in 1954. They had one son, Frank.
Sept. 8, 1953-April 1, 2006 Eugene L. "Bim" Hegg, 52, of Fertile, Minn., died on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the SCCI Hospital in Fargo. Eugene was born to Harvey and Lorraine (Bennen) Hegg on Sept. 8, 1953, at Crookston, Minn. They later moved to Fertile, where Eugene grew up and graduated from Fertile-Beltrami High School in 1972. After receiving his education, Bim began working with Joe Gaeta, who taught him carpentry. Along with his special friend, Lavonne Sannes, Eugene worked in Watford City, N.D., for about a year. He returned to Fertile and continued working as a carpenter.