DL News Staff
Let's say you own a home in Minnesota and the assessor ups its market value. Oh, great, you think: Property taxes will go up. Not necessarily. Or maybe you read that the county board, city council or school board asks for more property taxes. You just know it will be a big property tax increase. Not necessarily. Perhaps the state Legislature decides local government should pay for something the state used to fund. There's no doubt, you decide, property taxes will soar out of sight. Again, not necessarily. In recent years, property taxes for most Minnesota property have gone up.
A Hawley man was sentenced Friday in Becker County District Court, on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer. Joshua Robert Thorsvig, 25, of Lot 46, Riverview, was originally charged in connection with an Oct.
Three gambling bills lived to see another day Friday, as a House committee approved allowing Internet betting on horse races, expanding the Canterbury Park card club and opening Canterbury to slot machines. While none of the three faces a bright future, House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, says he wants to keep the Canterbury casino -- known as a racino -- alive in case a lawsuit creates a hole in the state budget. Canterbury would benefit from all three measures that passed the House Gaming Division. The bill that could affect the most people is one written by Rep.
Numbers, not talent, ended up being the Detroit Lakes boys' swimming and diving teams' weakness. The Lakers entered the season with a top-heavy, talented team, with points in the middle missing. By the end of the season, that factor was still hindering the squad. "We had two meets in which we lost by one point, including the Mid-State meet," said DL head coach Mike Daly. "Overall, bigger teams gain those middle swimmers who are pushed to more than they think they can do. There is more competition in practice, and there is no complacency.
At a recent Defensive Driving Course I was asked to write an article on the law change pertaining to excessive speed and loss of driver's license.
Youth basketball tourney held The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball program held its annual tournament March 4, which attracted 52 teams in grades 4-8. The tourney was played in nine gyms and there were 78 games that day. DL had eight teams playing in the tournament.
Saturday, March 11 at 3:46 a.m., a White Earth car was reported vandalized. at 12:56 p.m., a 15-year-old snowmobiler was injured in a rural Osage accident.
A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced last Thursday on felony charges of first degree driving while impaired and fleeing a police officer. Pamela Louise Belcourt, 49, of 311 Summit Ave., was sentenced to 42 months in prison on the DWI charge, and 15 months in prison on the flight charge. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. The charges stem from a Sept.
Over 20 social workers gathered on Tuesday, March 7, for Hospice of the Red River Valley's first Lunch & Learn. In what is to become a semi-annual occurrence, professionals gathered to receive a contact hour of education over the noon hour. Wendy Tabor-Booth, LSW and Kriston Wenzel, LSW, members of the Journeys Program of Hospice of the Red River Valley, presented on "Professional and Personal Boundaries." For information on upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations, call Hospice of the Red River Valley at 847-9493 and speak with either Cheryl or Joy.
Township elections and meetings were held throughout Becker County Tuesday night.