DL News Staff
A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced last Thursday on felony charges of first degree driving while impaired and fleeing a police officer. Pamela Louise Belcourt, 49, of 311 Summit Ave., was sentenced to 42 months in prison on the DWI charge, and 15 months in prison on the flight charge. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. The charges stem from a Sept.
Over 20 social workers gathered on Tuesday, March 7, for Hospice of the Red River Valley's first Lunch & Learn. In what is to become a semi-annual occurrence, professionals gathered to receive a contact hour of education over the noon hour. Wendy Tabor-Booth, LSW and Kriston Wenzel, LSW, members of the Journeys Program of Hospice of the Red River Valley, presented on "Professional and Personal Boundaries." For information on upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations, call Hospice of the Red River Valley at 847-9493 and speak with either Cheryl or Joy.
Township elections and meetings were held throughout Becker County Tuesday night.
If you have $25,000 to invest, Otter Tail Ag Enterprises is interested in talking to you. The limited liability corporation wants to construct an ethanol plant near Fergus Falls. OTAE is hosting a series of informational meetings throughout the state this month to explain the project and, hopefully, entice private investors. The first requirement is each investor must be a Minnesota resident. One of those meetings is Thursday, March 16, in Detroit Lakes, beginning at 7 p.m.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced March 8 on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud. Imposition of sentence against Shawn Anthony Mosca, 27, of 1319 Corbett Road, was stayed on conditions including up to five years of supervised probation, serving 30 days in jail and payment of $715 in fines and court fees, plus $933 in restitution. Mosca was originally charged in connection with a July 18, 2005 incident in which he used a card belonging to another person to withdraw $242 from that person's checking account at a Detroit Lakes bank. He was also originally charged with check f
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced Thursday, March 9, on multiple charges of burglary and theft. Benjamin Charles Krieg, 19, of 252 W. Elm St., was charged with two felony counts of third degree burglary and another charge of theft of property/services. The charges are each related to separate incidents. Those incidents include a July 8, 2005 incident in which a $1,054 deposit was taken from his then-employer, Pizza Hut, which resulted in the theft charge; a Sept. 6, 2005 break-in and burglary at Long Bridge Bar; and a Dec.
Miracle on Wheels makes available electric wheelchairs to non-ambulatory Senior Citizens (65 years old and up) and the permanently disable of any age, if they qualify. Please call 1-800-749-8778 or visit our web site at www.jaspanmedical.com for more information on the details of this program. The Miracle on Wheels program's main purpose and goal is to develop public awareness of the assistance options that exist to allow senior citizens and the permanently disabled to remain independent in their homes without incurring extra expense.
A Perham man died after a one-vehicle crash near Dent late Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Thomas Richard Bergeron, 24, was westbound on Highway 108 near Pickerel Lake at 11:40 p.m. when he drifted to the left side of the road, overcorrected and went through a guardrail, rolling the car several times, the State Patrol said. The car came to rest upright on Pickerel Lake, but the driver was ejected. He was taken to a Perham hospital and then airlifted to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, where he was pronounced dead at 3:19 a.m., the State Patrol said.
A Sebeka man is in jail and a Wadena County Sheriff's Department deputy is on administrative leave following a shooting incident Saturday. According to information released by the Sheriff's Department and the Wadena County Attorney's Office: About 9:45 a.m.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School students are getting a lesson in democracy while teaching school administrators a little something about fashion faux pas. Over the past few months, administrators started noticing students wearing jeans with more and more holes in increasingly inappropriate places. "People's bottoms were hanging out," said D-G-F Principal Thomas Gravel. "Some of the holes were being patched in areas of the underwear and you couldn't distinguish between underwear and patches." Last May the School Board approved a policy prohibiting jeans with holes in them.