DL News Staff
50 Years ago March 23, 1956 -- Members of the Becker County Welfare Board meet to consider any action on a request for surplus commodities from Becker County Indians. Three teachers in the Detroit Lakes Public Schools system have submitted their resignations effective at the end of the 1955-56 year.
Becker County townships held supervisor and clerk elections March 14. The following individuals were elected: Audubon Township. Richard Ellsworth as supervisor (three years) and Becky Schouviller-Felker as clerk (two years). Atlanta Township. Beau Jacobson as supervisor (three years) and Jeff Bates as clerk (two years). Burlington Township. Kelly Straka as supervisor (three years) and Angela Ewanika as clerk (two years). Callaway Township. David Rousu as supervisor (three years) and Sharon Winter (two years). Carsonville Township.
The Becker County Highway Department is imposing weight restrictions on the county roads beginning Friday, March 24. Maintenance supervisor John Okeson said the load limits will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Okeson said load limit signs will be posted on the affected roads, and will be patrolled.
The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes. Qwest Communications will be the host sponsor. Business Expo is an opportunity for our business community to network, learn more about area businesses, develop additional business contacts, and talk business in an informal atmosphere. Business Expo is a mini-trade show where Chamber members can rent space to maximize their exposure. Exhibitor space is available. Space rental is $45 and includes two admissions.
A controversy over the Minnesota Senate majority leader's claim that he and a Supreme Court justice discussed a proposed anti-gay marriage amendment has come down to whom to believe -- the senator or the state's chief justice. "This just never happened," Chief Justice Russell Anderson said Monday.
Moorhead has narrowed its list of candidates for the city's top cop position to five contenders. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is not among them. He was one of 24 people who applied for the position. City Manager Bruce Messelt announced Monday the names of applicants who will be interviewed Friday for Moorhead police chief. Grant Weyland, the city's police chief since 1997, will retire in June after 31 years with the department. Finalists for the position include: - Greg Anderson, a lieutenant in the Moorhead Police Department.
A Willmar pastor, who feared there would be protestors at his Sunday morning worship service, requested extra police patrol from the Willmar Police Department this weekend. There were no protestors. Police officers did, however, drive by the Harvest Community Church of God on Southwest Litchfield Avenue several times, according to Willmar Police. Brent Waldemarsen, pastor at the church, had requested extra patrol for his 10 a.m. church service.
Lawmakers are being asked to let the state's bed and breakfasts continue doing what many already do -- but now it would be legal. Bed and breakfast owners urged a Senate panel on Monday to change state law so they can serve wine to guests attending private events held at the inns. Current law says municipalities can issue on-sale wine licenses to bed and breakfasts but only to serve registered guests. Inns across Minnesota routinely use the wine license to serve both overnight guests and others just there for events such as weddings and reunions.
North Dakota's congressional delegation is still waiting for results of an investigation into who ordered a black list intended to bar spectators from President Bush's Fargo appearance a year ago. "We asked the Treasury Department last year for an explanation for this, and frankly, we're still waiting for answers to the questions of who decided to do this, who approved it, who compiled the list, and who implemented it?" Sen.
Aug. 23, 1956-March 14, 2006 Tim Moran, 49, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, from injuries received in a work-related accident at the Ainsworth OFB Mill near Bemidji. Timothy Joel Moran was born to Robert and Marie (Shaw) Moran on Aug. 23, 1956 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in Ulen and Frazee, Minn. and graduated from high school in Frazee. Tim served with the U.S. Army, 1976-79. Following his discharge, he came to Detroit Lakes, where he continued serving with the National Guard. Tim married Pam Niemitalo on Feb. 17, 1990 in Ponsford.