DL News Staff
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a statewide coalition of 90 nonprofit conservation and environmental organizations, has joined the coalition holding the Ducks, Wetlands and Clean Water rally on Saturday, April 22, at the Capitol Mall in St. Paul. Rally organizers are trying to secure legislation for a constitutional amendment for dedicated funding for natural resources and getting it on the November ballot.
A Detroit Lakes man has his first appearance in Hubbard County District Court on a felony charge April 10. District Judge Jay Mondry released Lester Hanson, Jr., 64, of 21512 County Highway 37, on his own recognizance. Hanson is charged with soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct. His next court appearance was April 17. According to the complaint, an individual reported to Park Rapids authorities Jan. 24 that two 15-year-old girls had told her an older man had allegedly asked them for sexual favors.
A Cass Lake man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on five charges Monday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $10,000 against Charles Braman, 41, of 19584 Mission Road. His next court appearance is May 1. Braman is charged with felony motor vehicle theft, felony fleeing a police officer, gross misdemeanor second-degree driving while impaired, gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI-test refusal and gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. According to the court complaint, a U.S.
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"Are you going to raise Janice's wages?" a visitor jokingly asked Bob Sonnenberg. The Detroit Lakes businessman, mink rancher and husband looked up and began laughing. Janice joined the laughter, quipping, "I doubt that." But Sonnenberg's wife -- they've been married over 53 years -- deserves something extra to accompany a prestigious honor given her by the Minnesota Fur Breeders Association at Owatonna March 31. Janice was named to the association's Hall of Fame that day.
A Statewide Horsemanship Clinic will be held April 22 and a Youth Horse Show on April 23 at R & J Arena near Verndale, 9:00 a.m. both days. Three arenas with riding sessions and two with lecture sessions will be going on at the same time. Fifty Youth, ages 9 to 18 , from around the state will be riding under professional horseman and judges in classes on Showmanship, Western Pleasure/ Horsemanship, Trail, English Pleasure/Equitation and Games.
Archer Daniels Midland Company is once again making available its Community Partnership Grant program. The mission of the program is to strengthen agricultural areas of the United States by funding community improvement projects that are identified by individual communities.
An expanded, second edition of the "Lake Home and Cabin Kit" will soon be available. Produced by experts at the University of Minnesota Extension Service, it will go on sale April 21-23 at the second annual Lake Home & Cabin Show, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. An easy-to-use, three-ring binder replaces the original boxed kit that debuted last year.
Wednesday, April 19 Dance lessons Instructor Victor Gelking offers dance classes at the Fargo American Legion Club, 8-8:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 11. No age limit. Call 701-293-8362 for more info. David Sedaris David Sedaris, Nat'l Public Radio humorist and best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, will make a tour stop at the Fargo Theatre at 8 p.m.
A White Earth man made his first appearance on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Monday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder released John Shimek, 23, of 25647 Bear Clan Drive, on his own recognizance. His next court appearance is May 15. Shimek is charged with receiving stolen property. According to the court complaint, a Becker County resident reported Feb. 14 that $1,852 worth of paintball guns and related accessories had been stolen from his residence. On Feb. 17, a Becker County sheriff's deputy allegedly found the items in Shimek's car.