The Cultural Center in New York Mills will host Patrick Scully as Walt Whitman in "Leaves of Grass — Illuminated" on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. This one-man theater show is free to attend and recommended for persons in high school and older. This solo performance summons the spirit of America's great poet, Walt Whitman, in celebration of Whitman's 200th birthday in 2019. It also shines a spotlight on Whitman as an important artist for the modern era; a poet who loved America, and used his writing to strategically transform what he believed needed to be changed.
The DNR says there have been too many hunting accidents already this fall: One was a fatality that occurred when one person stood up as another person pulled the trigger on passing ducks. Preliminary reports of the other incidents indicate a hunter in a tree stand was mistaken for a squirrel and suffered head and shoulder wounds; a hunter in a canoe took pellets to his hand and foot after a shotgun tipped over and discharged; and a hunter was hit in the abdomen and groin area after another person in his party swung to shoot at nearby ducks.
Essentia Health St Mary's EMS will once again be hosting the Trunk or Treat event on October 31, 2018. The event will run from 5 pm -8 pm and is a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to come see ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and other local businesses. Over the last few years, more than 800 kids and 2,200 total participants have come through the event. Attendees have received light up bracelets, popcorn, cupcakes, cookies, bottled water, licorice and other fun things.
During a special meeting held Monday, Oct. 15, the White Earth Tribal Council passed a resolution reinstating land access for descendants of White Earth enrolled members. A tribally-issued card will be honored as a Land Access Permit for White Earth descendants that will allow access onto or through tribal land for the purposes of hunting, fishing and trapping during state seasons. Descendants will abide by state rules and regulations while exercising these privileges on tribal land.
Shawn Allen Degroat, 40, of rural Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Sept. 15 White Earth tribal police officers were dispatched to a residence on the 32000 block of 250th Avenue in Becker County. The reporting party said there was a tent on the property that was being used to grow marijuana plants.
Influenza season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your family and the community by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is recommended for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions.
Through the month of October, there are two local artists, Carmen Bruhn and Chelsea Manke, exhibiting their art at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Minnesota voters since 2014 have had the option to vote from home, or use "no-excuse absentee" voting. All county election offices throughout the state also offer in-person absentee voting, commonly referred to as "early voting." Since 2014, Minnesota voters have increasingly used vote from home and early in-person voting to cast their ballots. Voting for the 2018 statewide general election began on September 21, 2018. As of this morning, more than 301,000 absentee ballots have been requested.
George Robert Taylor, 31, of Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 a deputy was called to a rural Becker County residence on the report of a suspicious car parked at the end of the driveway. Taylor was sleeping behind the wheel. He was wanted on a warrant, so the deputy unlocked the vehicle and woke him up. Several small baggies containing meth or meth residue were found in the vehicle, for a total of 1.84 grams of meth.
A former Frazee man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison on criminal sexual conduct charges. Christopher Lynn Kuntz, 35, of Detroit Lakes was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The original charge of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct was reduced in a plea agreement. Other felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct were dismissed in a plea agreement.