DL News Staff
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an additional $1 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for FY2006. Minnesota's share will be over $29 million, according to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) in a press release. In a separate press release, U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) was pleased Congress approved the funding earlier this month, but is disappointed that it will not be enough to cover every eligible Minnesotan.
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for March 24, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. It has been a calm pleasant winter week in the northwest, with no weather events other than clear skies, light winds and spring sunshine.
Friday, March 31 at 9:03 a.m., a Detroit Lakes motel reported room vandalism. at 10:40 a.m., a Detroit Lakes business reported a forged check. at 11:48 a.m., a rural Callaway resident reported money was taken from a bank account. at 3 p.m., a Detroit Lakes resident reported two sheds were broken into. at 8:42 p.m., a fight was reported at the Becker County Jail. at 10:09 p.m., an electrical pole was reported on fire in Audubon. Saturday, April 1 at 12:25 a.m., a Callaway woman reported being assaulted at a Ponsford residence. at 12:33 a.m., a Detroit Lakes dome
A felony complaint was filed against a Fargo man in Becker County District Court Friday. Timothy Gigler, 20, of 1818 5th Street North, is accused of first-degree burglary-dangerous weapon and second-degree burglary of a dwelling. His first court appearance is April 17. According to the court complaint, a rural Becker County homeowner reported Dec. 16, 2005, that his residence had been broken into sometime within the previous two weeks. He said a number of items had been taken. A Becker County sheriff's deputy searched a rural Becker County residence Dec.
Fargo MeritCare's Youth Medical Experience Program is accepting applications for the 2006-07 school year. The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore a wide variety of careers in health care under the guidance of MeritCare professionals. Students who will be juniors and seniors in high school during the 2006-07 school year are eligible to apply. To be considered, applicants must commit to attend program sessions at MeritCare on the first and third Monday nights of each month from Oct. 2006 through April 2007.
The Subcommittee on Mental Health of the State Advisory Council on Mental Health is seeking applicants for a vacant position on the subcommittee. The open position is for a present or former consumer of adolescent mental health services. The subcommittee advises the State Advisory Council on Mental Health on children's mental health policies, programs and services.
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District continues to raise funds for the Area II Envirothon, to be held May 2 at Fergus Falls. The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District gave Becker SWCD $100 earlier this month.
A rural Menahga man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Friday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed imposition of sentence against Chase Olmsted, 22, of 320 1st Street Northeast, on the charge of second-degree burglary. Olmsted must serve 90 days in jail, with credit for time served, was fined $1,097 and must make restitution of $4,066. Olmsted was accused of breaking into an Osage residence Oct. 1, 2005, and stealing a number of items, including cash.
The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council and the City of Mahnomen have unanimously reached an agreement for Fee for Services once the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center is placed into trust status. The Shooting Star Casino, located on fee land, paid almost $1 million in property taxes in 2005 and almost $9 million since the Casino was built.
Though the trial ended weeks ago, TEAM Industries and Edward LaBonte were back in court Friday. Judge Jay Mondry presided over a hearing Friday afternoon to determine whether the age discrimination case LaBonte brought against TEAM last summer deserves a new trial. LaBonte, 62, claimed he was wrongly fired during a round of layoffs in early 2003, in which many of the 32 terminated employees were over the age of 50.