DL News Staff
A Ponsford woman was sentenced to prison on a serious felony charge in Becker County District Court Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ordered Bonnie Jo Fairbanks, 40, serve a 48-month sentence, with credit for time served. She was also fined $137. Fairbanks was charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide, but Schroeder dismissed two of the charges at sentencing. Fairbanks was driving on 465th Avenue near Ponsford on May 21, 2005, when she struck and killed Lorena Jones, Ponsford, who as walking on the road.
The Otter Tail County Planning Commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to approve a conditional use permit for the Preserve at Echo Bay housing project on Fish Lake. The recommendation goes to the County Board, which has final say on the permit question and may discuss the matter Tuesday. County commissioners recently ruled the project does not require an environmental impact statement, a decision that is being challenged in court by the Pelican Lake Property Owner's Association. Wednesday's Planning Commission vote came after developers presented new information downsizing original plans. The
The murder trial of Kenneth Jacob Jr. opened Wednesday in Fargo with testimony from two witnesses who saw Jacob's truck back over a drunk man who was lying behind it. Jacob, 50, New York Mills, Minn., is accused of backing an empty gravel truck over Stephen Nelson, 52, no permanent address, about 10 p.m.
President Bush's proposed 2007 budget could affect area people in myriad ways, and those who might reap the rewards and pitfalls had a lot to say about it Monday. Of the 141 government programs Bush wants to eliminate, almost one-third would be in education, accounting for almost $3.5 billion. He is proposing eliminating 42 programs, including money for the arts, technology, parent-resource centers and drug-free schools. North Dakota education leaders said proposed cuts in federal spending come at a time when schools need more money to meet federal requirements. "With all the new deman
The Minnesota National Farmers Organization elected its state officers at the annual reorganization meeting in Sauk Centre Jan. 27. The officers are: president, Bob Arndt, Echo; vice president, Steve Koering, Fort Ripley; secretary, Carmen Fernholz, Madison; and treasurer, Bruce Zeidler, Eagle Bend. Mark Rohr, Bluffton, was re-elected to a three-year term as a national director.
At its current pace, the United States will have a record ending stock in soybeans. That was part of the monthly supply and demand grain report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday. The carryover of the current marketing year is 555 million bushels of soybeans, 2.401 billion bushels of corn and 542 million bushels of all wheat. Even the estimated U.S.
Dear Abby Advice Columnist DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of three months, "Josh," and I are having a disagreement. I was married to my ex-husband for seven years and had two beautiful sons with him. I am no longer in love with my ex and we do not spend any time alone together. However, after our divorce six years ago, we agreed it would be best to remain on good terms for the sake of our boys. We spend holidays, birthdays and special events jointly with our sons. Josh has a very difficult time with this. He thinks that once you're divorced, it's over. You don't sit together at functions.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 4:00-6 pm-The Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Fargo area PFLAG (Parents, Families/Friends, of Lesbians & Gays) Chapter meets at the PEPP bldg. at 116 12th St. So., Moorhead, MN. Info: Audrey at 218-238-6604. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
Allpro Auto Repair, a Detroit Lakes-based company that provides auto repair services, delivered a number of toys collected as part of their 2005 Marines "Toys for Tots" drive. Don and Sandy Tollefson own Allpro Auto. The local auto shop offered a free oil change service from Nov.1-Dec. 20 to any person that brought in a toy for the unique Marines Christmas toy collection program. "The Detroit Lakes community has been very good to us. This is simply a way to give back to the community," commented Sandy Tollefson.
The girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 410 loaded up a number of kid's backpacks to be donated to local children in need. Using their dollars garnered from last year's Girl Scout cookie sales, troop members were able to purchase various backpacks that were then filled with personal items ranging from toothbrushes to shampoo.