DL News Staff
By JEANIE JOPPRU This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Feb. 3, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. The mild weather continued this week in the northwest -- a little snow fell gently one or two days, just enough to keep everything white. Road conditions may be a bit messy on the weekend as we had a snowfall on Thursday, and secondary roads require caution. From Otter Tail County Jan. 27-28, Jeff and Amy Drake reported a pied-billed grebe in downtown Fergus Falls.
Donations totaling $18,800 for various causes including assisting tribal members of the armed forces, holding Christmas parties for seniors, and purchasing Christmas gifts for children in foster care were provided by the Mi-gi-mi-gi-way-win Advisory Board of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians in November. A check was presented for the Third Annual White Earth Reservation Elders' Christmas Party held at Naytahwaush Sports Complex on Dec. 2. More than 200 elders attended; each of their households received a free turkey.
Concordia Language Villages is offering an adult German language, cultural and arts of the German-speaking countries. Join others for "Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Minnesota: Almost Like Being There!" the German language is the major focus of the week, with activities and classes designed to benefit participants ranging from beginners to fluent speakers. Small group language classes complement the large group instruction. Staff will communicate largely in the language.
50 Years ago Feb. 10, 1956 -- In a one-sided vote, Consumers Gas Co. received a franchise to distribute gas in Detroit Lakes through a system of mains. The vote was 659 for and 78 against. Steps taken in Detroit Lakes this week were seen as preliminary action by the state fire marshal's office condemning the old Lewis Hotel, a landmark here for years. The on-again-off-again trip of the Detroit Lakes High School debate team to the debate festival is currently off-again.
Otter Tail Power Company reminds outdoor enthusiasts to use caution in areas where last November's storm left electrical line debris frozen, and probably covered with snow, in road ditches. Snowmobilers and ATV riders need to be aware of the possibility of these hazards in public rights-of-way and, better yet, to avoid these storm damage areas. Please talk to your kids about the dangers and to your neighbors, relatives, and friends. "Riders really need to be alert in areas affected by the storm," says Otter Tail Power Company's Manager of Safety Services Steve Wevley.
AUDUBON CHAPEL OF THE CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Hwy. 10 in Audubon 439-6843 Duane Lahlum, Pastor Sunday: 9 am Sunday School for all ages; 10 am Worship. * * * * * COMMUNITY ALLIANCE CHURCH (Christian & Missionary Alliance) Corner Hwys. 34 & 59 Office 847-2266 FAX 218-847-3011 Sr. Pastor, Rev. Paul McKibben Rev. Jerry Dent, Pastor of Ad. Min. Matt McKenzie, Pastor of Congregational Care Youth Pastor Kris Buller Sign Lauguage @10:30 am servicesSunday: 8 & 10:30 am Worship Services; 9:15 am Sunday School (all ages, year round).
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:15 a.m., a Detroit Lakes domestic was reported. Friday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported car vandalism. Saturday, Feb.
Bertram William McGrath, 36, of Sebeka has been sentenced on felony burglary charges in Hubbard, Becker, Wadena and Otter Tail counties. District Judge Paul Rasmussen pronounced the sentencing Jan. 26 in Hubbard County District Court. McGrath was arrested Dec. 28, 2004, in Hubbard County and charged with one count of first-degree burglary and six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with homes, garages and storage buildings that had been reported as broken into during December.
The second trial date for Hawley Mayor Davis Blakeway was pushed back two months. Blakeway, 29, was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in Clay County District Court on felony charges of making terroristic threats and second-degree burglary. He pleaded not guilty Dec. 27. The state requested the delay because a witness wasn't available for trial, according to a court spokeswoman. Blakeway's next court appearance is tentatively scheduled for April 11. Blakeway was arrested Nov.
Editor's note: The following survey is being mailed to Lake Park-Audubon School District residents this week in an effort by the school board to learn more of what residents would like done with the existing facilities and any future proposals. Lake Park-Audubon Board of Education members have heard numerous supportive and encouraging comments as well as statements of concern and opposition to the facility improvement proposal voted on two months ago.