DL News Staff
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.
Playhouse 412 and The Historic Holmes Theater is pleased to announce the final installment of this season's Sunday Recital Series, featuring local Christian vocalist, Robert Kohler. Kohler will be performing at the theater on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. A freewill offering will be collected to support the theater's new Yamaha grand piano and Playhouse 412's operating expenses. Kohler will be joined by Deb Bruns on back-up vocals and acoustic guitar, Linda Grefsrud on back-up vocals and piano and Randy Nubson, drums.
Rep. Tom DeLay says he is resigning from Congress and bowing out of a reelection race because it would be too "nasty." That's choice. DeLay wrote the book on nasty, and most members of the GOP caucus in the House went along with him. It's a good thing the DeLay era is coming to an end; Congress and American democracy will be the better for it. Power was DeLay's goal; whether it was power for its own sake or, as he maintains, power in service to heartfelt Christian and conservative goals, only DeLay knows.