DL News Staff
A Frazee man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed execution of a 13-month prison sentence against Gary Lust, 34, of 42788 110th Street. Lust was sentenced for issuance of dishonored checks in November 2004. He must serve 90 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,087 with $500 stayed, make restitution of $1,878.82 and be on supervised probation for up to five years.
A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed execution of a 15-month prison sentence against Sherry Bunnis, 44, of 719 Richwood Road, for financial transaction card fraud. Bunnis must serve six months in jail with credit for time served, was fined $587, and will be on supervised probation for up to five years. Bunnis used another person's credit card number, which she obtained from cashier's receipts, to purchase over $850 worth of women's clothing and cutlery from Cabela's in 2005.
Piano students of Holly Heisserer perform recitals at 1 and 3 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. The public is welcome. *** Join refuge biologist Lowell Deede and ranger Janice Bengtson as they investigate the dynamic populations of our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, with "Eagle Populations: Success or Surplus?" at 2 p.m. today in the Visitor's Center, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the natural history and unique characteristics of this magnificent raptor.
U.S. dairy producers have until May 17 to sign up for the federal Milk Income Loss Contract program. Payments will begin following the sign up. Producers must select the month they want to start receiving payments for eligible production. Producers may retroactively select any month beginning December 2005 through May 2006 if they enroll by May 17. After that date, producers will not have the option of selecting a retroactive month for payment.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is compiling a directory of organic farms and farm products within the state. Directory listings are free and open to all certified organic farms, whether they be completely organic or "split" (farms that are part conventional and part organic. MDA organic and diversification specialist Meg Moynihan said the directory has multiple uses and benefits. "Producers can use it to increase their visibility to buyers or form marketing alliances," said Moynihan. There are approximately 500 certified organic farms in Minnesota, with another 100 to 125 cert
50 Years ago April 4, 1956 -- George Scherzer, prominent Riceville township farmer near Callaway, has been named Becker County farmer-sportsman for 1956. A North Dakota man who had been charged with criminal negligence in connection with a two-car collision near Glyndon March 22 in which two persons were killed, including an Audubon infant, was exonerated by a Clay County coroner's jury. The oldest of Minnesota's first state highway patrolmen has made his last run -- after driving a total of 1,297,542 miles.
In an effort to improve the experience of all who visit Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, new safety and security policies have been introduced.
The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center's Annual Banquet & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Speak Easy Restaurant in Detroit Lakes. Social hour will be held from 6-7 p.m. along with a Silent Auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a Live Auction to follow at 8 p.m. Lakes Crisis & Resource Center provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crime advocacy services along with Positive Connections. Positive Connections is a safe exchange and visitation center.
With the snow melting and ice thawing, the Detroit Lakes White Drug is planning a spring move of its own. Soon to be situated within the Washington Square Mall, the iconic downtown drugstore plans to refurbish space next to Faithful Expressions. "We are pleased White Drug will be a new tenant. They will be a great addition to the Washington Square Mall," said mall manager Dawn Olson. With the addition of White Drug to the mall venue, Olson noted it would be nice to keep a long-time neighbor downtown. "We are happy they chose the mall and are staying downtown," said Olson.
Our nation has been stricken with paranoia numerous times in the past. It is inevitable that unusual happenings are going to stir our fears and make irrationality seem logical. In the past, we have feared, and some still panic at the thought of, terrorists, mad cow disease, aids and other frightening aspects of the world we live in. The newest fear to come about is the Bird Flu, or the avian flu strain H5N1. Somewhat of a mystery to the public, we hear uncertain news about the severity it will have when and if it reaches the United States.