DL News Staff
By DON DAVIS Forum Communications A Republican plan to mail tax rebate checks to more than 1 million Minnesotans was in danger Tuesday night. Democrats, joined by some Republicans, were lining up to oppose the proposal as the House Taxes Committee debated the plan when this edition went to press. Opponents said the one-time rebate checks, which would average $205 per homeowner, is not the permanent tax relief Minnesotans need. It would send $307 million to taxpayers. Rebates would be 10 percent of a homeowner's 2006 property tax bill. Rep.
A former Becker County man has his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two charges Monday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $20,000 against Scott Roy, 36, of 316 Peters Street SW, Atlanta, Ga. His next court appearance is May 1. Roy is charged with one count each of felony first-degree burglary-other person present and gross misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer with violence. According to the court complaint, Roy allegedly broke into M&W Convenience Store of White Earth Village in the early morning hours of April 21.
A felony complaint was filed against a Detroit Lakes woman in Becker County District Court Friday. Christy Melby-Hagert, 33, of 13480 260th Avenue, is accused of violation of the sex offender registration law. Her first court appearance is May 8. According to the court complaint, a Becker County sheriff's deputy was investigating theft by check cases March 15, and one of the suspects was Melby-Hagert. He stopped at her last known address, and the occupant said that she didn't reside there.
Advocates for Minnesota's woods, waters and public airwaves scored a collective victory Tuesday as lawmakers decided to give voters the chance to set aside tax dollars to benefit those interests. On a 78-55 vote, the Minnesota House approved a proposal allowing citizens to weigh in on whether the state constitution should be amended to dedicate revenue from the existing statewide sales tax for conservation programs, cleanup of polluted waters, parks and trails projects and the arts. The measure that passed the closely divided GOP-controlled House was similar to the initial proposal by Rep.
April 30, 1926-April 22, 2006 Adeline I. Knutson-Balsimo, 79, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, in her home. Adeline Ione Wateland was born April 30, 1926, in Colfax, N.D., to Hjalmer and Hilda (Anderson) Wateland. She was raised and educated near Colfax. During her early years, she worked in Fargo and for Boeing Aircraft in Washington. She married Bernard Knutson Sr. in Fargo in 1944. He died in 1970. She later married Michael Balsimo in Minneapolis, where they lived and managed apartment buildings.
A group of five Icelandic professionals visited the Detroit Lakes area this week. They are a part of Rotary's Group Study Exchange. While the group from Iceland is in the Minnesota district, a group from district 5580, including Detroit Lakes, is in Iceland for five weeks. Noon Rotary President Adrienne Buboltz said the group usually goes from club to club, staying a few days in each town. This year, there were so many scheduled stops, the group was in Detroit Lakes for only about a day. They got to tour Itasca State Park and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge.
Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m., engine parts were reported missing at the Detroit Lakes Airport. Tuesday, April 18 at 3:19 p.m., a rural Osage resident reported house steps had been set on fire. Wednesday, April 19 at 9:12 a.m., a rural Lake Park cabin break-in was reported, with items taken, including a boat lift. at 6:13 p.m., a Detroit Lakes resident was reported burning leaves. at 9:44 a.m., a rural Detroit Lakes cabin was reportedly vandalized. Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes lumber yard reported two nailers, valued at $706, were stolen. Friday, Ap
Two felony complaints were filed against a Fargo man in Becker County District Court Friday. Eldon Komad, 24, of 1520 16 1/2 Street South, is accused of theft of property/services and attempted theft, stemming from separate incidents in March against a Detroit Lakes business. On March 13, Komad allegedly asked UPS to hold all of the packages being shipped to Seaberg Power Sports because of a plumbing problem. UPS contacted Seaberg March 15 about the packages. Seaberg officials told the shipping company there was no plumbing problem.
The key to the Detroit Lakes girls' golf season will be gaining consistency in each meet from throughout the lineup. Well, for the start of the season at least, the Lakers are consistently getting their consistency. For the fourth-straight meet, senior Christine Herzog won medalist honors -- taking all three meets Thursday through Saturday in Brainerd and Staples-Motley. And her teammates are following suit, as the Lakers won the two-day meet at Brainerd's Preserve and Pines golf courses, finishing with a tournament-best 682.