DL News Staff
McDonald's restaurants throughout Minnesota, including the one in Detroit Lakes, are once again teaming up with Minnesota Forest Industries to give away 55,000 free seedlings to McDonald's customers on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28. Red Pine seedlings will be available at 220 participating McDonald's in Minnesota, while supplies last. No purchase is necessary. "This is the fifth year McDonald's has participated in an Arbor Day seedling giveaway, and if this Arbor Day is like past ones, the seedlings will go fast," said Elsa Carpenter-Peck, McDonald's Director of Marketing.
Some people say it takes a village to raise a child. For the Detroit Lakes Pavilion, it requires community pride and a loyal fan base to preserve a 90-year-old historical icon. A grand opening dance is planned at the Pavilion in June, which culminates a several-year effort by the Pavilion Preservation Committee to return this fixture on Little Detroit Lake beach to its grand status. One of those 10 members -- who has been the "go-to" guy for news stories -- is Detroit Lakes businessman Mitch Wimmer. But Wimmer quickly gives credit to the other nine committee members -- plus other indiv
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Becker County 2007. Mrs. Becker County will represent her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, held March 10-11 in St. Cloud. The women chosen as Mrs. Becker County will become an ambassador from Becker County area and will receive official title and sash. The women chosen as Mrs. Minnesota will receive a prize package worth $7,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2007 Mrs. International Pageant. The Easter Seal Society and the Cancer Benefit fund are the official charities of the Mrs.
A Detroit Lakes man had his first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $20,000 against Brent Tingelstad, 36, of 700 West Main Street. His next court appearance is May 1. Tingelstad is accused of first-degree burglary-assault, stemming from an April 15 incident at a Detroit Lakes residence. Tingelstad allegedly broke into the home in the early morning hours and assaulted two individuals, according to the court complaint. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine.
A community forum for grandparents and other relatives raising children, and professionals and others who work with kinship families is Tuesday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Mahube Community Council, 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes. According to the 2000 census figures for Minnesota, there has been a 100 percent increase in children who live in grandparent-headed households in the past 10 years. Minnesota's kinship numbers place it the sixth fastest growing state for relative caregiving.
The hottest word on Wall Street today is the same word that has farmers optimistic -- ethanol. To the oil and gas industry, however, ethanol is a fighting word. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said ethanol holds legitimate promise for reducing, or even eliminating the need for foreign oil -- especially from the Middle East. "The public is behind us on this -- finally," said Peterson, who hosted a farm meeting Friday morning in Olivia.
Red Oak Farms of Detroit Lakes has been recognized by the American Hereford Association. Three cows owned by Jim and Eileen Griffnow have been named to the Dams of Distinction list, which contains 1,828 cows from across the nation. An article reviewing the list is publishing in the April 2006 issue of Hereford World Magazine. It is also on AHA's Web site, www.hereford.org .
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, April 23 French toast brunch The Lake Park Lions Club holds its annual French toast brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lake Park Community Center. Rising Sun dancers The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Korf works internship Lucia Korf, a senor at Concordia College in Moorhead, is working an internship this spring as a part of the college's Cooperative Education program. Korf is the daughter of Daniel and Susan Korf of Frazee. Korf, a communications and English writing major, is working at SK Food International, Fargo, as a marketing intern. Rivers arrives for duty Army Cpl. Ryan F. Rivers has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Brainerd. Rivers is a fire support specialist with two years of military service. He is the son of Duane Safar of Ogema.
KORDOSKY -- a boy, Benjamin Gregory; born March 28, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. to Trudy and Gregory Kordosky.