DL News Staff
The Area I Senior Envirothon was held at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Seventeen teams participated from five area schools (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes and Underwood) and students were tested on learning stations in the areas of wetlands, wildlife, forestry, soils and current events. Each team of students consisted of five members which worked together to answer twenty-five questions presented at each station.
OGEMA ORGANICS recently received a $15,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of OGEMA ORGANICS' White Earth Food Sovereignty Assessment.
Tuesday, April 25 At 7:45 a.m. five mailboxes were found smashed along the 17000 block of Disse Road in Detroit Lakes. At 10:53 a.m. a chainsaw was stolen from the 19000 block of County Road 131 in Detroit Lakes. At 11:27 p.m. a caller reported someone burning garbage on the corner of County Road 15 and Highway 10. At 12:02 p.m. an item was stolen from the locker room at the Detroit Lakes High School. A girl was later caught with the item and charged.
A 77-year-old man is dead after a crash left him pinned between a tractor and a tree along the 28000 block of Tower Road today. The Becker County Sheriff's Office received a call concerning the crash just before 3 p.m. (May 10) and responded to the scene, along with the Detroit Lakes Police Department, the Detroit Lakes Fire Department, and St. Mary's EMS. When responders arrived, they found Larry Mahlon Jones trapped between the aforementioned tree and a tractor, with the tractor still running. The tractor was removed, and it was determined that Jones was deceased.
At the stroke of midnight on May 13, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line and signal the start to a time-honored tradition: the Minnesota Fishing Opener. With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, the fishing opener is the perfect opportunity to educate anglers on the importance of invasive species prevention, and Governeor Dayton has thus proclaimed May 13 to be, 'Clean, Drain, Dry Day.'
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists on Highway 59 will experience lane closures and delays between Winger and Ogema as crews begin a resurfacing project on Monday, May 8. An open house will be held on May 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the White Earth Tribal and Community College (2250 College Road) in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding the 36-mile resurfacing project. It is scheduled be complete by September 1.
While measles is no longer common in the United States, Minnesota is experiencing an increase in cases of the disease--an extremely contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus--with a total of 34 cases in the state as of May. The Minnesota Department of Health states that a majority of these children were not vaccinated.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.38/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Sunday, May 7 Knights of Columbus Breakfast Fundraiser: This pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center. American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 is having its Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the Legion in Detroit Lakes. Includes choice of French Toast or pancakes, bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs and coffee. They are asking for a donation of $6.50.