DL News Staff
A White Earth man was sentenced on two felony charges in Becker County District Court Thursday. District Judge Jack Pearson issued concurrent sentences against Wilmar Hanks, 33, for second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges stemmed from an Oct. 1, 2005, shooting in White Earth. A court trial is pending against a second individual who allegedly fired a single round from a rifle at a man.
An Osage woman was sentenced on two felony charges in Becker County District Court March 20. District Judge John Pearson stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Mona Gjerde, 37, of 41858 Highway 34. Gjerde was charged with two separate counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Gjerde must serve 90 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,174 and placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Gjerde was arrested July 23, 2005, in Detroit Lakes after a police officer found .4 grams of methamphetamine in her possession.
As spring approaches in the Red River Basin, so does the threat of flooding. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reminds residents that they can minimize pollution risks to their homes and businesses by following a few simple steps before floodwaters arrive. Store all paints, pesticides, cleaners or other possible pollutants in waterproof containers, if possible in a secure outbuilding. Fuel oil is lighter than water so your oil tank may float, tip and spill during a flood.
The chief of police of Lake Park pleaded guilty Thursday in Clay County District Court to fourth-degree DWI. Timothy V. Hoag, 46, admitted he was driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08 percent when he was stopped by the Minnesota State Patrol on Oct. 4 near Glyndon. "I'm guilty, and I apologize," Hoag told Judge Steven Cahill.
What can the typical (above average, of course) Minnesota fourth-grader tell you about the economic, social and political transition of the United States before, during and after World War II? If that's too hard, then venture over to the state's ninth- to 12th- classrooms and ask about the historical turning points that affected the spread and influence of Islamic civilization, including disputes that led to the split between Sunnis and Shi'ah from 600 to 1100 A.D. If those questions seem challenging, they're supposed to be.
Timber harvests on federal lands become important to local governments, including rural schools, which share in the revenues. But when the harvest is limited, so are the revenues, and local government budgets suffer. But a Bush administration proposal to restore some of the lost funding to rural schools by selling off public lands is wrong, and should not be seen as an answer to get more money to rural schools. The Bush administration plans to sell 300,000 acres of U.S.
Recently, I read with great amusement, an article written by Richard M.
Those who read your article will agree with much of what was said. However, Muslim terrorists a small minority? Who is recruiting and training them? Pat Robertson forgot that we are to love the sinner and hate the sin. What does sin do to mankind but corrupt our thoughts, dull our ears and certainly pollute our mouths. Jesus went to the cross and took all of our sins on himself to save us, not as the Muslims and others are doing.
To all of the readers out there that oppose our country's efforts overseas: Is it so hard to imagine how you would feel if you were in one of our courageous soldier's shoes right now, and you heard that the people you are risking your life for people who do not believe in the reason for which you are doing so? Is it so hard to see that not completing what we went to war to do would mean that those 2,000-plus heroes that have lost their lives would have done so in vain? Is it so hard to see that even though we did not find weapons of mass destruction, we are still fighting a fight that has