DL News Staff
Be honest with yourself: you remember the name of your best-loved toy. Maybe it was a teddy. Maybe it was a doll. Perhaps it was something less cuddly, like a car or a plastic pony. Whatever it was, you never forget your first inanimate love. But wait -- who says that toys don't have feelings? If you remember believing that your toys came alive when you weren't looking, then you're going to be absolutely captivated by The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Once upon a time, there lived a rabbit named Edward Tulane.
"The Man in Black, Tribute to Johnny Cash" is coming to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center for two shows, at 5 and 8 p.m. on March 25. Tickets for the show are $15 and $20 and are on sale now.
The Becker County Historical Society will be opening our "Learning From Kids" exhibit again on Wednesday March 1, featuring Louise Neff's second and third grade class from Rossman Elementary School. The exhibit will open with a viewing by the students, their family, friends, school administration, press, BCHS trustees and staff from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. The displays will be exhibited from March 1-28. These displays feature the classroom projects of Mrs. Neff's class.
Minnesota's Senate majority leader promises a committee will debate gay marriages, but on Tuesday he said he doubted it would pass if it reaches the full Senate. Sen.
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School evacuated students Tuesday afternoon after a staff member obtained a note with a map and detailed description of a premeditated plan for a school shooting. "It was given to one of the staff by a student," said Superintendent Carol Aenne. According to Leech Lake Police Chief Gilbert Mitchell, the student taken into custody in connection with the threat was a 13-year-old girl. The school, situated between Cass Lake and Bena just north of U.S. Highway 2, serves about 300 students, Aenne said.
A felony complaint was filed against a Frazee man and a Detroit Lakes woman in Becker County District Court Thursday. Leslie Haataja, 41, of 42200 165th Street, Frazee, and Rhea Yeadon, 28, of 705 Andrews Avenue, Detroit Lakes, are each accused of fourth-degree sale of a controlled substance. Their first court appearances are March 6. According to the court complaint, Haataja and Yeadon allegedly sold $200 worth of methamphetamine to an undercover informant in Detroit Lakes on Oct. 26, 2004. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine.
Motokazie.com is hosting Indoor Motocross races and practices this weekend, Feb. 24-26, at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls. Racers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Canada, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska will be competing for cash and prizes. This event is open to local participation and many local riders are expected to attend. Racers start as young as 4 and will compete into their 40s and 50s, beginner to pro. The event schedule is: Friday: open practice, pit bike races at 9 p.m.; Saturday: open practice, races from 5-10 p.m.; Sunday: races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
If lightening never strikes twice in the same place, luck sure can ... and did, for Perry Nodsle of Detroit Lakes. The 47-year-old contractor won a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4-by-4 valued at $30,000 when his name was recently selected from over 250 qualifiers and five finalists from Minnesota Ducks Unlimited local events held over the past 12 months. And just before Nodsle won the truck, he won $1,000 cash and a chance to win a 2007 Chevy Silverado 4-by-4 truck next year. "My stomach was in knots all night. I could hardly eat, thinking about winning the truck," Nodsle said.
Compassionate Friends Compassionate Friends meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church. The mission of the Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
It's 11 a.m., and a compact car and a beer truck are the only vehicles outside the Bemidji Curling Club. That'll change before long, as members of Thursday's businessmen's curling league begin arriving. The activity is winter's answer to summer's golf leagues, only this one stretches from 1 p.m. to midnight. Inside, the club's viewing area overlooks six narrow sheets of ice. About 30 high school students -- all part of an elective curling class -- are learning how to slide one knee on the ice while maintaining their balance.