DL News Staff
Wednesday, January 24 Parker Williams Benefit: A chili feed and silent auction fundraiser for longtime Frazee-Vergas High School teacher and coach Parker Williams, who is battling Stage 4 cancer, is set to take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. inside the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 826 Summit Ave. A GoFundMe account has also been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/parker-williams-benefit . Thursday, January 25
Tuesday, Jan. 16 At 10:27 a.m. a caller reported someone had kicked in a door and set off an alarm on the 24000 block of 400th Avenue in Rochert. At 12:16 p.m. a shed was reportedly broken into on the 21000 block of Pickerel Lake Road. At 1:42 p.m. a fish house located on Big Detroit Lake near the Holiday Inn was reportedly damaged and had propane tanks stolen from it. At 2:26 p.m. a caller reported a friend had taken their vehicle and failed to return it to the 28000 block of Migizi Avenue in Ponsford.
Sunday, January 21 Soup & Bread Sunday: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 210 Maple Ave E. in Frazee, will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring homemade soups and breads as well as a bake sale. Call the church at 218-334-2866 for more information. Color Guard Breakfast: The Lake Region Veterans Color Guard will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Club. Suggested donation is $7 for a meal including scrambled eggs; pancakes or French toast; and sausage or bacon, plus beverage.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota are bringing back "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Student Video Contest for a third year. The contest is open to high school students in the West Central region of Minnesota.
A Fargo woman suffered non life-threatening injuries Sunday after a west-bound Chevy Silverado traveling on Highway 34 in the Height of Land Township hit a patch of ice, entered the ditch, and rolled to a stop just after 4 p.m. Jennifer Lynnette Wickham, 18, the injured passenger, was taken to Essentia for treatment. The driver, Cameron Lee Landstrom, 19, also of Fargo, was not injured. The roads were snowy and icy at the time of the incident. Both people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor.
Thursday, January 18 Weird But True Facts: Kids in grades K-5 will love exploring the world of "Weird but True Facts" with activities, crafts and a snack. Program starts at 4 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave. Call 218-847-2168 or visit www.larl.org for more information. Friday, January 19 Square Dancing: The Country Twirlers will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Caller is Jim Lizakowski.
Friday, January 12 At 3:59 p.m. emergency crews responded to a car on fire on the 400 block of Second Street in Ogema. Saturday, January 13 At 3:02 p.m. multiple agencies responded to a barn fire on the 51000 block of 140th Street in Menahga. The crews were on the scene fighting the flames for about four-and-a-half hours. Sunday, January 14 At 12:30 p.m. cigarettes were reportedly stolen from a Ponsford convenience store. Monday, January 15
Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit — an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people's hands. Through this online service, patients in Detroit Lakes and other communities Essentia serves can seek care from trusted Essentia care teams using only their smartphones, tablets or computers, at home or on the go.
Tuesday, Jan. 2 At 8:51 a.m. a caller reported someone has run a van into a building on the 39000 block of Elbow Lake Road in Waubun. At 1 p.m. several trucks and buildings at Herzog Roofing were rifled through and several tools were reportedly stolen. At 9:02 p.m. a caller reported someone had frozen damp newspapers to a car windshield on the corner of Martin Street and Fourth Street in Audubon. Wednesday, Jan. 3 At 11:57 a.m. emergency crews responded to a chimney fire on the 35000 block of 250th Avenue in Ogema.