DL News Staff
The Vergas Fire Department was called to a fire Wednesday afternoon, only to find it had lost one of its own antique trucks in the blaze. Fire Chief Jeff Zitzow said a shop at the Steve Bruhn turkey farm, located about two miles east of Vergas, burned down. It stored an antique fire truck used by the fire department in parades. The fire also destroyed four tractors, one payloader and two generators that had been stored in the shop. Zitzow said the damage was estimated at $200,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Three cheers (softly, now) to the City of Detroit Lakes for pushing ahead with plans for a locomotive whistle-free quiet zone to go with the Highway 10 realignment project. The zone will stretch from the Wine Lake Road crossing near Wal-Mart to the County Road 54 crossing near Hidden Hills. While most Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineers are professionally judicious in their use of the horn, which is required at intersections, a merry few seem to delight in long, loud blasts while going through town. In a quiet zone, the horns aren't blown, because the crossings are designed with safet
June 3, 1948-March 5, 2006 John Tabbut, 57, of Pelican Rapids, died on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. John Thomas Tabbut, the son of Thomas O. and June Marjorie (West) Tabbut, was born June 3, 1948, in Pelican Rapids. He was baptized and confirmed at Scambler Union Church in rural Pelican Rapids. In 1966, John graduated from Pelican Rapids High School. He attended North Dakota State University, receiving a degree in agriculture engineering. While at NDSU, John was a member of the Gold Star Marching Band.
Aug. 6, 1927-March 3, 2006 Raymond J. Warren, 78, of White Earth, died Friday, March 3, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Raymond John Warren was born to John and Isabelle (Bellecourt) Warren on Aug. 6, 1927 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated. He served with the Merchant Marines and later, with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his discharge, Raymond returned to White Earth, where he sold encyclopedias. He then moved to Kenosha, Wis., where he worked for American Motors during the 1950s.
March 4, 1937-March 3, 2006 Judith A. "Judy" Skoog, 68, of Wolf Lake, died peacefully at her home on Friday, March 3, 2006, after battling brain cancer. Judy died the day before her birthday, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends. Judith Ann Erickson was born to Wilho and Elsie (Minkkinen) Erickson on March 4, 1937 in Lake Linden, Mich. She married Kenneth Skoog on Oct. 13, 1956 in Detroit, Mich. They made their home in Wolf Lake. Judy was a member of the Wolf Lake Laestadian Lutheran Church. She most enjoyed providing a loving home for her husband, children and grandchildren.
By DON DAVIS St. Paul Bureau Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposes putting $10 million a year more into early childhood education. Money would come from federal welfare funds. "The pre-kindergarten years are a critical part of determining a child's educational success," Pawlenty said Tuesday. "Our state already makes significant investment in early childhood programs. Today we are committing to ensure that money is well-spent and funding programs that add value to getting our children ready for school. We know that doing so can have strong, long-term positive impacts." Sen.
A Frazee man is facing a felony drug charge in Becker County District Court as the result of a Feb. 3 incident in Detroit Lakes. Clifford Lee Welsh, 49, of 16527 County Highway 29, was charged with one controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession), after he was brought in to the Becker County Jail on outstanding warrants for unrelated charges. According to the complaint, Welsh was charged after being asked to empty his pockets during the booking process.
A Graceville, Minn., man is facing a felony charge in connection with a 2004 incident in Becker County. Dennis Eugene Kipp, 43, of 716 Bluff St,. Graceville, was charged with one count of receiving stolen property in connection with the fall 2004 theft of a paint striper from Sherbrooke Asphalt in Becker County. Kipp was released Monday without bail pending his next appearance in Becker County District Court on March 20.
Two people are facing felony charges in connection with an Oct. 26, 2004 incident in Detroit Lakes involving the sale of methamphetamine. Rhea Marie Yeadon, 28, of Detroit Lakes, and Leslie James Haataja, 41, of Frazee, were both scheduled to make their first court appearance Monday on identical felony drug charges -- but Yeadon failed to appear because she is currently imprisoned in South Dakota on an unrelated charge. Haataja, of 42200 165th St., Frazee, is currently in custody after making his first appearance in Becker County District Court.