The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a presentation at 5:30 p.m., to discuss three upcoming projects on Highway 87. The open house will be held at the Frazee Event Center, 114 N. Lake St. The rural Highway 87 tree-clearing project is scheduled for the winter 2020-2021 season. It will include removing all trees and vegetation that's 65 feet from both sides of the center of Highway 87 from Frazee to Menagha.
Park Rapids community band concert is Saturday PARK RAPIDS — The Park Rapids Area Community Band will present their 28th annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.
Craig William Blonigan, 56, of rural Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree burglary. According to court records, on July 9, 2017, the owner of a Becker County residence reported that a number of items had been taken from an attached garage at his house. They included a chainsaw, two weed trimmers and a mosquito fogger, with a total estimated value of $700 to $800.
Lapreace Domineac Edwards, 33, of Brooklyn Center has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony possession of a firearm or ammunition and gross misdemeanor bringing contraband into the Becker County Jail.
A passenger was injured when a Suburban and a Tahoe collided on snowy roads Monday in Mahnomen County. Michael Floyd Keezer, 53, of Mahnomen was taken to the Mahnomen hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seat belt. The crash occurred as a 2002 Chevy Suburban was traveling west on Highway 200, slowing to turn left onto 240th Ave. The 2004 Chevy Tahoe was traveling behind the Suburban and attempted to pass it on the left, T-boning the Suburban. Both vehicle ended up in the ditch.
Tony Curtis Garcia, 36, of Glyndon has been charged in Becker County District Court with three felony counts of stalking — aggravated violations by false impersonation. According to court records, on Dec. 4, 2017, a Becker County deputy responded to a report of an unauthorized Craigslist (online classified) posting, made the day before and containing the victim's photo, city, state and phone number and soliciting sexual activity. The fake post also asked men to send photos of their genitals to her phone.
Jamie Ann Chilton, 56, of rural Ogema has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony threats of violence and misdemeanor assault. According to court records, on Oct. 8 law enforcement officers were called to the Richwood Store, where Chilton had allegedly threatened a man, claiming to have a gun in her back pocket. She was allegedly on her way towards White Earth in an older black pickup truck.
'Wimpy Kid' book party Thursday at DL Library DETROIT LAKES — The Detroit Lakes Public Library has scheduled a children's event to celebrate the release of 13th book in the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. All ages are invited to participate in "Wimpy Kid" themed games and crafts, plus the library will offer giveaways of the new book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown" by Jeff Kinney. The celebration is planned for this Thursday, Nov. 15, 4-5 p.m., at the Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., and is being offered free of charge.
The Detroit Lakes Middle School Bands will present their Fall Band Concert on Thursday, Nov. 15. The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Bands will perform an eclectic variety of music for their first concert of the school year. The performance will include many genres of band literature, from marches — both traditional and concert — to overtures, a sacred slow piece, popular and rock selections, a movie medley, an orchestral transcription, and original programmatic band compositions.