DL News Staff
It's likely Robert Haseltine's child pornography case will be put to rest, despite revelations that the judge lacked relevant information on the former school social worker prior to sentencing. In a highly unusual move, Clay County District Judge Galen Vaa on Thursday released a four-page letter saying his sentence may have been different had Vaa known about a Fargo investigation that found 26 separate child pornography images on Haseltine's home computer. Haseltine, 50, who pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating child pornography in Clay County, received a suspended imposition of sent
Threats to school safety aren't always obvious. For instance, take a student who writes an essay in which an assassin blows up a school and then kills himself. Is the student a threat to others? This week the U.S. Secret Service will train more than 250 area educators, law enforcement and health officials on ways to prevent school violence. They were invited by Fargo Public Schools, the Fargo Police Department and the U.S.
Minnesota lawmakers expect to approve borrowing money to fund public works construction projects across the state, but what else they do in this year's legislative session is anyone's guess. Pretty much everything is about money, and there isn't much of it to spend in the session that begins Wednesday. But a lack of money doesn't stop legislators from dreaming. For instance, Sen.
Clay County District Judge Galen Vaa said Thursday attorneys did not give him all the information he needed before sentencing Robert Haseltine on a charge of disseminating child pornography. In a strongly worded four-page letter released Thursday, Vaa said he was "perplexed" that neither prosecutors nor defense attorneys in the case told him about a Fargo police investigation that found 26 separate images of child pornography on Haseltine's home computer. "Certainly, that information would have been highly relevant and may have affected my sentencing order," Vaa wrote. A plea agreeme
A Nevis woman attacked by Rottweilers on two separate occasions says she is left feeling like a "battered woman" in a county without a dog ordinance. Brittany Boe-Neidviecky, 39, was running along County Road 86 Feb. 8 when she and her dog, Nikki, were attacked by a pack of six adult Rottweilers, owned by Wynette Eskelson. The dogs killed her Llasa Apso, a birthday gift for one of her three sons, she says. She went to the emergency room, with bruises and cuts. Boe-Neidviecky confronted Eskelson after the attack. "She denied that her dogs did it," she said.
The Detroit Lakes Youth Soccer Association will be extending its early-bird registration to March 4. The early-bird special can save participants $30, since the early registration costs $75 and after March 4, the price is $105. To take advantage of the early bird registration, call 847-3333 and ask for Dave Carter. You can pick up the registration at Anglo American Oil in Detroit Lakes. The DLYSA is vying to host the District Championships this summer, and MNYSA president Bob Poretti will be visiting the DL area soon.
The Detroit Lakes boys' hockey and basketball games scheduled for tonight (Friday) have been postponed for future dates. The Laker boys' hockey team's Section 8-1A quarterfinal playoff game against Crookston in Warroad has been postponed to tomorrow (Saturday) at 4:30 p.m. The player bus will leave from Kent Freeman Arena at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The student fan bus will leave for Warroad at 11 a.m. Saturday from the DLHS parking lot. The DL home boys' basketball game against Park Rapids has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb.
An 18-year-old Mahnomen man was arrested early Thursday for stabbing another man in the chest with a knife. Assault charges are expected to be filed today in Mahnomen County District Court against Robert Louis Van Pelt Jr., who was arrested about 1:30 a.m.
Five Rottweilers that attacked the same woman twice and killed her dog should be destroyed, a Hubbard County prosecutor says. Officials seized the dogs Wednesday from a rural Nevis farmstead and placed them with the local humane society while court action is pending. The dogs attacked and injured 39-year-old Brittany Boe-Neidviecky on Feb.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF DETROIT TOWNSHIP To the qualified voters of Detroit Township, the Annual Meeting and Election of Town Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at the Detroit Township Hall. Polls will be open from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Offices to be filled are: One Supervisor -- 3 year term One Clerk -- 2 year term The Board of Canvass will meet after counting of the ballots to certify the official election. The Annual Township Meeting will begin at 8:15 pm to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.