DL News Staff
BOSTON — (Dec. 20, 2016) — As millions of Americans take to the road to celebrate the holidays, many are being forced to dig deeper in their wallets. Nationally, gas prices have seen their largest December rise in six years and are likely to continue rising through the holidays as oil producing countries agreed to cut production, boosting oil and gasoline prices.
Over seven different occasions, starting with the Parade of Lights, Santa's Village in the Washington Square Mall was bubbling with excited families and individuals getting their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Candy canes, popcorn, cider, and coupons (for free popcorn from the Cinemagic 7 movie theater, and free hot chocolate from La Barista) all made the wait to see the big man a little easier.
Jayme Havlicek is Nereson Chevrolet Cadillac's newest sales and leasing consultant. With experience in hospitality and management at various hotels and restaurants as well as a history of processing written and phone claims for Medicare, Havlicek says he is ready to take on a new level of customer service. "I have never done sales at this level; however, I am passionate about exceptional customer service for every customer I meet and interact with," Havlicek said.
Around 6:30 a.m. this morning, the Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a Callaway, Minnesota, residence. When officers arrived, it was apparent that William J. Keezer, 38, of Waubun, had suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Keezer was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's/Essentia Hospital in Detroit Lakes and later transferred to Fargo, with non-life threatening injuries. Keezer was at the scene and in possession of a firearm when the incident occurred. Formal charges are pending on Keezer.
Through its "Give with a Purpose" charity promotion, Norby's has donated $4,300 to three local organizations this year. Health Resources Center ($1,000); Becker County Food Pantry ($1,700); and the Patriot Assistance Dogs Program ($1,600). Over the past 8 years Norby's worked with the United Way to donate nearly $35,000 to local charities. Norby customers help direct those funds to recipients.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Harper was the most popular name for newborn girls at Sanford Health in 2016, while William topped the list for boys. Harper jumps to the top spot after not ranking in the top five in 2015. William was the fifth most popular name for a baby boy in 2015. Emma and Jackson were the most popular names across the health system in 2015. The top-five baby names for 2016 for girls and boys can be found below. Girls: • Harper • Nora • Emma • Claire • Amelia and Ava (tied for fifth place) Boys: • William
The Lakes Area Chorale community choir invites new singers to join their choir! The chorale will begin its fourth annual season Jan. 15, with weekly rehearsals culminating in an April 2 concert at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. "The spirit of the Lakes Area Chorale is positive, inclusive, and very enjoyable!" says its director, Lori Fiechtner Paakh, M.M., of Detroit Lakes.
Quality of water in our community, as well as communities across the nation remains murky because of the lack of sufficient monitoring data. The national Izaak Walton League reported last year how little we actually know about the quality of waters in the U. S. Its report on the state of Minnesota earned a "B" in testing and communicating results to the public. Frequency of sampling was also a "B." Water quality standards for Minnesota thus dropped to a "C+."
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Interstate 94 corridor from Detroit, Mich., to the Minnesota/North Dakota border is one of 55 routes the Federal Highway Administration has designated nationally to promote alternative fuels and help drivers find vehicle charging stations nationwide.
Winter officially begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Upcoming events at Minnesota state parks and trails provide many ways to get out and enjoy it. Starting Dec. 31: Candlelight Events