DL News Staff
A criminal complaint was filed against a Rochert man in Becker County District Court Monday. Lawrence Moran, 47, of 41299 County Highway 26, is accused of two counts of felony first-degree criminal damage to property and misdemeanor domestic assault. His first court appearance is April 10. According to the complaint, Moran allegedly struck a woman while both were seated inside a car at a rural Becker County residence. Moran then got out the vehicle and allegedly broke out the windows with a shovel while the woman was still in the car.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge March 17. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $20,000 against Cody Eaglefeather, 23, of 36637 Martin Drive, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His next court appearance is March 27. Two other felony charges from Oct. 3, 2005, are pending against Eaglefeather, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Circle of Life School's boys' and girls' basketball teams had a new look this season, thanks to a donation for new uniforms made by the Mi-gi-mi-gi-way-win Advisory Board of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians. Uniforms for eight girls and 16 boys on both teams were presented before the season. "The uniforms were made with quality materials and added a sense of team spirit and esteem for both squads," said Circle of Life School Athletic Director Jackie Haugo. The boys' uniforms feature a moisture-wicking material and are reversible for away games.
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.