DL News Staff
Gov. Tim Pawlenty Thursday told a joint session of the Legislature that "the state of our state is strong, hopeful and prosperous" in a 40-minute State of the State address. The Republican governor said Minnesota is the healthiest state, has one of the lowest poverty rates, claims a low unemployment rate, produces the highest-performing students and is nationally recognized for a good quality of life.
A White Earth man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk ordered Wallace Weaver, 36, of 25555 354th Street, to serve 19 months in prison and fined him $137 for fourth-degree assault. Senyk stayed execution of 12 months in prison on a second fourth-degree assault charge, but fined him $50. Weaver was placed on supervised probation for up to four years. The charges stem from a Dec. 12, 2005, incident that began in White Earth.
This could be the season the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team arrived in the vaunted Section 8-1A upper tier. It's a group of traditionally talented and skilled teams and over the course of the 2005-06 season, the Lakers belonged in the same breath as the Warroad, Thief River Falls, and East Grand Forks squads. The Lakers finished the season with a respectable 19-8-0 record, while going 5-5 in section play. Although the latter mark isn't an eye-catcher, DL's semifinal run was.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Monday. District Judge Waldemar Senyk stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Kirk Purdy, 46, of 1220 8th Street Southeast, for third-degree assault. Purdy must serve 60 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,087 and was placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Purdy was charged after throwing a coffee cup at a woman and then slapping her several times on Nov. 4, 2005.
There has been one number in the stat book which has affected the Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team the most, and that's shooting percentage. In their recent three-game winning streak -- during which they played themselves to the Section 8-3A semifinals -- the Lakers had a 45 percent or better mark from the floor. Saturday, in their semifinal tilt against the top-seeded Rocori, that 45 percent mark was cut in half, resulting in an unusual score of 34-18 in favor of the Spartans. DL was shooting only 20 percent from the field.
June 5, 1917-March 9, 2006 Mary A. Doty, 88, of Waubun, died Thursday, March 9, 2006 at MeritCare Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, surrounded by her family. Mary, the daughter of Michael and Anna (Kohler) Winter, was born June 5, 1917, in Ogema. She grew up in the Ogema area, and attended country school Dist. 123 near Strawberry Lake. On July 23, 1942, she married Edward L. Doty at Camp Roberts, Calif. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in California, where Mary worked as a nurses' aide at Camp Stoneman. From 1949-54, Edward and Mary lived in Hamilton, N.D.
Sept. 7, 1914-March 12, 2006 Elsie Caroline Rudebeck, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the Frazee Care Center, Frazee. Elsie was born Sept. 7, 1914 in rural Wendell, Minn. She was the fifth of 10 children born to Fred and Minnie (Wilkie) Miller. Elsie attended country school. She was confirmed on March 24, 1929 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nashua, Minn. Elsie was married to Edwin Rudebeck on April 25, 1935 in Sisseton, S.D. She farmed with her husband, and also worked for the Perham School District in the lunch department for nine years.
Minnesota voters will likely decide in November whether to constitutionally dedicate certain funds to transportation projects. It's how that money gets divided between highways and transit that has lawmakers reviewing the proposed ballot measure. In 2005, legislators passed a proposed constitutional amendment to dedicate all of the state's motor vehicle sales tax revenue to transportation.
They are your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers. They sit in our classrooms. They deliver your mail. People who carry on with their daily lives and at the same time they are touching someone else's... The person who faces adversity and is inspired to help others... The person who gives of him or her self to make life better for someone else. They are the "Everyday Heroes" who make Becker County a better place to live. Help the Becker County United Way recognize these unsung heroes by nominating him/her for the Everyday Hero Award.
The Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club annual "Big Bash" fund raiser begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. There will be live music by the Fat Cats, a dinner catered by the Speak Easy restaurant, and both silent and live auction items to bid on. This year's celebration has the theme, "Getting the Green for Our Community Kids," in honor of St. Patrick's Day.