DL News Staff
Detective Eric Bergren will be retiring on Friday, August 25. Bergren has been serving the Detroit Lakes community as a police officer since 1990. He started as a part-time officer and was hired full-time in 1993. Bergren worked as a patrol officer from 1993 to 2012, at which time he moved into the investigations division as a detective. Bergren has 2 sons, both college students in Moorhead, and his brother is the chief of police in Fergus Falls.
Nurse Practitioner Tamara Rakke has joined the Elder Care Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. "I chose to practice in geriatrics because it is my calling," says Rakke. "I thoroughly enjoy caring for older adults and will work hard to provide the best care." Rakke earned a master's degree in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is certified as an adult/gerontology nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Midwest Bank of Detroit Lakes is pleased to announce the addition of Holly Disse to their staff as a loan officer. In her new position, she will be providing clients with all types of consumer loans. Disse has 12 years of banking experience. Most recently she was employed at Bell Bank in Detroit Lakes. She and her husband, Sam, live in Detroit Lakes with their four children. Midwest Bank is a locally owned, independent community bank with offices located in the West Central Minnesota communities of Detroit Lakes, Callaway, Waubun, Barnesville, Parkers Prairie, and Dalton.
With summer moving along quickly and a new school year on the near horizon, many college students are planning on moving on from college dorms—or their parents' homes—to find apartments or rental homes for the school year and beyond. Better Business Bureau ® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is reminding students of the importance of doing their homework to ensure online listings for rental properties are legitimate to avoid falling victim to scams.
Thursday, Aug. 3 At 9:52 a.m. a mailbox was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle on the 100 block of Shorewood Drive. At 4:23 p.m. a wallet was reported stolen from the Northwoods Campground at WE Fest. Friday, Aug. 4 At 5:39 p.m. a caller reported a package stolen from a mailbox on the 500 block of Balsam Avenue in Frazee. The package was estimated to be worth $37. At 10:14 p.m. $95 was reported stolen from a vehicle at WE Fest. Saturday, Aug. 5
Wednesday, August 23 Corn Feed: Join First Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes for corn on the cob, hot dogs, hamburgers and live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 24 Salvation Army Back to School Supply Distribution: School supply distribution will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the north entrance to Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Available to grades K-12; must be residents of Becker County. If you have any questions, please call Mahube-Otwa at 218-847-1385. Friday, August 25
(Text is taken as-printed in archived Tribune papers) August 19, 1937 (80 years ago) As Becker county's 31st annual fair drew to a close Saturday night, officials estimated that more that 15,000 persons passed through the gates during the three day event to view one of the most outstanding expositions ever presented in the county. The closing day saw one of the biggest crowds in history jam the lakeshore fairgrounds.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.29/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The Minnesota Resort & Campground Association (MRCA) has launched a new Century Resort designation to recognize resorts that have been in continuous operation for at least 100 years. Six properties are enrolled as Century Resorts so far: Burntside Lodge, Ely Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes Grand View Lodge, Nisswa Northern Pine Lodge, Park Rapids Pehrson Lodge Resort, Cook Peters Sunset Beach Resort, Glenwood
An initiative of Becker County Energize is to increase access to healthy foods in our community through a united effort. Through this initiative, MANNA Food Co-op and Essentia Health have come together to offer LOCAL JEWEL Sponsorships for MANNA Food Co-op. This program allows anyone with a big heart to donate to help people in the community in need to access healthy foods. MANNA's mission is to bring health, wellness and access to local food to the community. The LOCAL JEWEL Sponsorship allows anyone the opportunity to be a member of MANNA Food Co-op--no matter their means.