DL News Staff
Nov. 24, 1936-March 24, 2006 Lanny Orvalla, 69, Sun City West, Ariz., died peacefully in his home on March 24, 2006, following a lengthy battle with cancer, while under Hospice care. Orvalla was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Littlefork, Minn., and was raised and attended school in International Falls. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaisance Division. He attended college at the University of North Dakota and at St. Cloud State University. He and Kay Paulson were married in 1959.
Feb. 29, 1924-April 23, 2006 Alice Stallman, 82, Pelican Rapids, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, in MeritCare, Fargo. Alice O. Selseth was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Hitterdal, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Thomasgaard) Selseth. She attended District No. 33 country school near Hitterdal. Alice worked as a cook and baker at various diners. On Sept. 17, 1954, Alice married Clarence Stallman, Sr. at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Clarence died in 1975. Alice was employed with Red Owl in Detroit Lakes for 17 years.
Linda Livingston Wiedewitsch was a law enforcement pioneer in Minnesota. Fresh out of Bemidji State University and armed with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, Livingston landed an internship with the Minnesota State Patrol in June 1975. The Woman and Minority Trainee Program was a pilot undertaking for the nearly all white, all male 504-member law enforcement agency. The program introduced three women -- one being Livingston -- along with an African American man and American Indian man. "They were grooming us for the next trooper school," she remembers of the internshi
The Becker County Caregivers Support Committee prepares the invitations for "Bursting Out! A Spring Retreat for Caregivers," to be held May 16 in the Frazee Event Center. This retreat is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and donors, to primary caregivers in Becker County who provide support or care to a loved one. This spring's retreat will feature guest speakers Eric Bergeson and Tim Kessler, as well as musician Tim Eggebraaten. Bergeson is from Fertile, where he runs a nursery and greenhouse.
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.