DL News Staff
The signal at Hwy 10 and Hwy 59 in Detroit Lakes is currently operating as a four-way stop. While it will handle traffic during slower times, expect delays and backups around noon and in the later afternoon. Drivers may want to avoid the intersection or consider an alternate route during these times.
A driver sustained non life-threatening injuries just before 5 p.m. Tuesday after swerving off Becker County Road 17 to avoid hitting an animal. The vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, driven by Veronica Lynn Vennes, 44, of Richville, Minnesota, entered the right ditch and rolled. Vennes was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. She had been wearing her seatbelt, when the accident, which occurred on dry pavement, happened.
Friday, May 26 "Looseends": Cormorant Township presents "Looseends," with alpaca farm owners Andy and Debbie Torgerson from Detroit Lakes. The event is free and begins at 9 a.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Saturday, May 27 Lake Ida Cemetery Meeting: This annual meeting will be held at the cemetery grounds starting at 1 p.m.
SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is warning Minnesotans to be on guard against fraudulent phone calls, emails and letters offering unclaimed property that belongs to them. These scammers typically ask for an upfront payment or personal information. They then take the money and run, while personal information may be used for identity theft.
Tuesday, May 9 At 10:48 a.m. a pitchfork, shovels, a tarp, a rope, a fire grate, and buckets were reported stolen from the Circle of Life Academy in Ogema. At 10:56 a.m. a burglary was reported on the 32000 block of Pine Street in Detroit Lakes. At 12:34 p.m. a tool box, tools, and a jacket were reported stolen from a truck parked on the 25000 block of Brandy Lake Boulevard in Detroit Lakes. At 10:18 p.m. a burglary was reported on the 100 block of Wisconsin Street in Callaway, where firearms were taken from a gun cabinet.
The west leg of the Highway 59/County Road 22 intersection is closed and will remain closed until the completion of the roundabout project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation planned to maintain access from southbound Highway 59 to westbound County Road 22 during the current stage of construction. However, the number of motorists driving past the "Road Closed" barricades has created an unsafe situation. All vehicles accessing County Road 22 and County Road 17 from Highway 59 must now use the detour about one mile to the south.
Sunday, May 21 Fundraiser Breakfast: Join the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Legion Club for a breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast and sausage or bacon. The breakfast, held in memory of Steve Bruhn, is $6.50 per person. Tuesday, May 23
Kris Gaetz is a new graphic designer with Outlet Graphics. As a Frazee native, she comes to the position with quite the background in both graphic and interior design. Gaetz has done it all from working in a frame shop, to designing T shirts, to freelancing, to running her own interior design business. More recently, before joining the team at Outlet Graphics, she was working at Brushmarks Signs, where she gained experience she still uses today.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.33/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Laura Wagoner of Wagoner Portrait Studio recognized for superior image making and photographic service with a degree from Professional Photographers of America. Laura Wagoner of Wagoner Portrait Studio in Detroit Lakes, MN has earned the Master of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Wagoner by PPA president Lori Craft, Cr.Photog., at the association's annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 8-10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.