DL News Staff
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Minutes after midnight (Dec. 14) the Minnesota State Patrol, assisted by the Becker County Sheriff's Office, responded to a fatal, head-on collision on Highway 59, near milepost 270. A Dodge Caravan, driven by Bruce L. Vidden, 58, of Detroit Lakes, was travelling north, and a 2015 Chevy Tahoe, the driver of which has not yet been released, was travelling south on the highway, when one of the vehicles went over the center line, causing the two vehicles to strike each other head on. Both vehicles were totaled.
Multi-platinum country singer Sammy Kershaw will perform at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Friday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets , or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino . Best known for his "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" hit, the Kaplan, Louisiana, native embraces a traditional country sound with a hint of Cajun flair.
Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and post-secondary students interested in a future career in rural health care.
Students from the Lake Park Audubon High School dug deep into their savings to help families in the school district receive food baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday break. The National Honor Society sponsored their annual Food Fund Drive that helps to support the food baskets put together by Marge Beaudine, the Elementary Student Council advisor, and her helper elves. "We had an overwhelming response from the secondary students and faculty," stated NHS adviser Cheryl Hogie. "It was very heartwarming to see their compassion and fun competitive spirit.
Two Detroit Lakes students were recently awarded scholarships from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hannah Eikren, the child of Lon and Sallie Eikren, received a $4,000 University Scholarship and intends to major in elementary education.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to about 430 students during its fall commencement program this Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in the university's Nemzek Fieldhouse. Christopher Johnson, executive director of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo, will be the commencement speaker.
At 1:22 a.m. Monday (Dec. 12), a vehicle travelling along Highway 22 in Detroit Lakes went off the road and rolled over into a creek. The driver of the car, John Roger Jacobsen, of Lake Park, along with two passengers, Jessica Marie Lee, of Lake Park, and Jocelyn Ranae Ripley, of Fargo, were all transported to St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes for medical treatment. The extent of the occupant's injuries is yet unknown.
Rock & Roll Christmas is a Holmes tradition that will get you into the spirit and rock you through the holidays! Now on their sixth year in Detroit Lakes, Rock & Roll Christmas will perform their hit Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Historic Holmes Theatre. Rock & Roll Christmas is a Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with music, comedy, parodies and even a game show!
Author Jerry Mevissen will read from his newest book, "That Reminds Me," on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at An Open Book in Wadena. "The Reminds Me" is a collection of stories, poems, essays, and one-scene plays that illuminate small town life in northern Minnesota. Set in the distinctive but universal backdrop of Nimrod, MN (population 69), the stories draw on the fascinating and inspiring lives of time-tested men and women and their cherished homesteads.