DL News Staff
March marks the seventh annual National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Many people think it's a man's disease, but colon cancer kills more women than ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers combined. But many of the deaths can be prevented. Colon cancer testing can find and remove polyps (growths in the lining of the colon) before they turn into cancer, preventing the disease from ever occurring.
The winners have been announced in a series of district contests hosted by the Detroit Lakes VFW Post. The Patriots Pen essay contest at the Detroit Lakes Middle School was entitled "Who are Today's Patriots." The first place winner was Andy Fondrick, second place Cole Remmen and third place Kristina Grimsley. The Patriots Pen winners at Holy Rosary School were first place Nick Arens, second Kathryn Schumacher and third Erika Jensen. The theme of the district poster contest was "America from Sea to Shining Sea." The winners were first place Flecena Burnside, second place Austin McCalloug
Friday, March 24 at 8:32 a.m., several rural Frazee mailboxes were reported vandalized. at 10:27 a.m., a Detroit Lakes business reported a $600 leather jacket was stolen. at 8:25 p.m., items were reported stolen from a rural Ogema residence. Saturday, March 25 at 11:34 a.m., a rural Lake Park pickup was reported vandalized. at 5:47 p.m., a Becker County Jail inmate was reportedly assaulted by another prisoner. at 5:56 p.m., items were reported stolen from a rural Detroit Lakes residence. at 11:44 p.m., a woman reported a dead cat was tied to her car bumper while in
Would you like to see prairie chickens in their natural environment? If the answer is yes, then contact the Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge headquarters north of Audubon. Reservations are being taken for individuals to sit in a blind and watch this upland bird -- the male, in particular -- during the annual spring mating ritual. Last year, 126 persons sat inside a wooden structure to watch males strut their stuff on the "booming ground." Sometimes, the males aggressively confront each other.
The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee is seeking contributions for the Hanging Flower Basket project. The baskets, which are being provided by Bergen's, are placed at various locations around town. Contributions of $27 will refill existing baskets, while an $80 donation will provide replacement baskets and brackets for hanging. Donation checks can be sent to the Detroit Lakes Chamber, P.O. Box 348, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or dropped off at the Chamber offices.
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Kevin Wallevand, WDAY award winning reporter, will be the speaker at the ninth annual Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at Hawley Lutheran Church. During his 22 years at WDAY, Kevin has received numerous Emmy nominations. In 2003, he was awarded the National Edward R. Morrow Award in New York City. In 1997 Kevin won an Emmy, the first of any television station in North Dakota.
A Frazee man was sentenced on two separate felony charges in Becker County District court Monday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder credited Brent McLaughlin, 38, of 30397 U.S. Highway 10, for time already served. McLaughin was sentenced for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and second-degree burglary. Schroeder stayed execution of prison sentences of 33 and 15 months. McLaughlin was placed on supervised probation for up to 10 years and was fined $2,182. The charges stem from two separate incidents.
The Vergas Community Club is holding a contest this year for the design of the Vergas Looney Daze T-shirt. The club is asking those who love Vergas to participate in designing this year's T-shirt theme. Submit your reason of why "Vergas is the Best Place on Earth." All entries will be judged by the shirt committee of the VCC. After the committee has evaluated each entry, they will choose the top 10 reasons to be placed on the 2006 Vergas Looney Daze T-shirt. All participants will have the opportunity to win one of 10 Vergas Looney Daze T-shirts.
Area law enforcement were briefly called to a Detroit Lakes bar late Saturday, March 25, after a patron reported a male had a concealed handgun. Members of the Detroit Lakes Police Department, Becker County Sheriff's Department and Minnesota State Patrol searched for the handgun but didn't find anything at Islands. The incident was reported at 11:29 p.m. by Islands' security staff after they were told by a female patron that a male had a handgun. Police Chief Kel Keena said that individual, along with two other patrons, were interviewed.