DL News Staff
A Frazee man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed imposition of a prison sentence against Brian Skappel, 19, of 606 East Main Avenue, for receiving stolen property. Skappel must serve 30 days in jail, was fined $1,097, and was placed on supervised probation for up to five years. Restitution was left open for 30 days. Skappel pawned electronic items stolen from a Frazee residence on Aug. 24, 2005, while keeping several other items. Skappel said he purchased the stolen items from another individual.
By SGT. ANDY SCHMIDT Minnesota State Patrol Question: A friend of mine brags about a device he bought that changes red lights to green for him. He says that most police cars have them and that the law says if it OK for the police it is OK for the rest of us. Can this be true? I am not a traffic expert but I see lots of problems here. Answer: As of Aug.
Pamida, Inc., a leading general merchandiser serving small and rural communities through 216 stores in 16 Midwest states, announced the appointment of Larry S. Johnson as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Johnson joins Pamida from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he was most recently vice president of Sam's International. In his role, he held senior level responsibility for the operations of 94 Sam's Clubs with approximately $5.8 billion in revenues.
In cooperation with the Native American Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, UIDA Business Services, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is sponsoring a Government Procurement Auction on March 9 at the Northern Lights Casino & Hotel near Walker. The auction is free to the public and will take place at the Northern Lights Casino Event Center, 6800 Y Frontage Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and trade fair and various workshops are slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lois E. Bergh, 67, of Audubon, died Friday, February 10, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church, rural Detroit Lakes. Visitation will take place prior to services at the church, from 5-7 p.m. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
A hearing by Minnesota's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Norm Coleman, on high energy costs will be held Monday in St. Paul. The informational session was to have been held Friday, but was postponed because of pending Senate votes that same day. Coleman, who organized the meeting, said audience concerns would be heard on energy prices, low income heating assistance programs and market manipulation. During the week, the U.S.
May 18, 1920-Feb. 7, 2006 Neva Serena King, 85, of Deerwood, Minn., died Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Neva, the daughter of Earl and Serena (Wunderlich) Borden, was born at home on May 18, 1920 in Garrison Township. She married Alden Jay King on June 5, 1949 in Brainerd. Neva was an active member of the Garrison Alliance Church. She graduated from UMD and taught school in the Crosby-Ironton/Emily area. She also was employed at the Brainerd State Hospital.
Feb. 5, 1951-Feb. 8, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes businessman Gregory D. Geeslin, 55, of Fargo, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Gregory Daryl Geeslin, son of Daryl and Ardis (Masdal) Geeslin, was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Fargo. Greg graduated from Enderlin (N.D.) High School and went on to attend the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Greg married Barbara Wadeson on Jan. 22, 1993, in Fargo. Greg owned and operated King Mechanical in Detroit Lakes.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) would like to welcome Debra Wahl to its Detroit Lakes branch and Rose Montplaisir to its Regional Office. Lake Agassiz would also like to congratulate Sr. Eileen Beutel from its Crookston branch and Darla Johnson of its Moorhead branch on their promotions. Debra Wahl was recently hired as the new Public Services Supervisor at Detroit Lakes Library. Wahl received her master's in library science from Emporia State University in May of 2005.
Aquila, Inc. is providing more funds for the Aquila Cares program to assist customers affected by higher energy prices. The company has donated $125,000, bringing their contribution to $625,000. The total program impact is $1 million, including customer, employee and company contributions. Aquila Cares helps individuals in Aquila communities, including Detroit Lakes and Becker County, to pay energy bills and emergency repairs. Aquila is matching customer and employee contributions to Aquila Cares. Also, Aquila donated an additional $250,000.