DL News Staff
A felony complaint was filed against a Detroit Lakes man in Becker County District Court Tuesday. Bamo Shafek, 26, of 502 West Front Street, is accused of second-degree sale of a controlled substance. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and/or a $500,000 fine. According to the court complaint, Shafek allegedly sold a total of 3.1 grams of methamphetamine in April 2005 to a confidential reliable informant, totaling $940.
Tuesday, March 28 at 1:30 a.m., a White Earth teenager was treated at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, for an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper leg.
A Frazee woman was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition of sentence against Brandi Wilson, 26, of 607 7th Street Southeast. She was charged with third-degree burglary. Wilson must serve 99 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,087, make restitution of $315 and be on supervised probation for up to five years. Wilson was accused of stealing items from a Becker County resident in May 2005 and selling them to a Frazee pawn shop.
Question: A friend's car was hit while parked in a local business parking lot. While this upsets a guy, he thought there was nothing that could be done. After getting the bill for the repairs, much higher than expected, he submitted it to his insurance. His insurance company wants a copy of the police report, but now when he went to the police they said he waited too long to report it. Now his insurance company says they won't pay for the repairs.
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.