Early cold temperatures and several inches of snow in parts of the state have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, but most trails will need more snow before grooming can begin. Most of the state's snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota's snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1 each year; and several conditions must be met before trails are open, groomed and ready for travel:
Winter truck load increases will begin Friday, Dec. 14, on unrestricted highways in the central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The frost zones can be found on the MnDOT load limits map. The central frost zone starts south of Highway 10 from Moorhead to Motley. Winter load increases have already begun in the north and north-central zones.
'Small Town Christmas' concert Thursday in NYM NEW YORK MILLS — The Cultural Center in New York Mills is proud to present "Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin: A Small Town Christmas," this Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. This performance, held at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, will be an unplugged and shorter version of their 2018 holiday tour, putting community celebration ahead of commercialization and pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire in a truly meaningful Christmas event.
Christopher Charles Strehlow, 32, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony rustling and livestock theft. He was one of two men charged with felonies after allegedly selling cattle they did not own. In addition to Strehlow, Bret Ricardo Glatzmaier, 49, of rural Park Rapids was charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of rustling and cattle theft.
Due to the United States Postal Service being closed today to observe a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, all papers delivered in the mail are being sent a day late this week. Residents within the city of Detroit Lakes along a walking route will be delivered as normal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
WIRTH — Sharli Joyce Lucille; born October 26, 2018, weighing 4 pounds, 10.5 ounces, to Jamie and Brandon Wirth. BORSLIEN — Asher Paul; born November 27, 2018, to Sadie and Brady Borslien. ROUNSVILLE — Emmberly Rae-Ann Lee; born November 27, 2018, weighing 5 pounds and 15 ounces, to Marteasha Perrine and Brandon Rounsville. ROSE — Kaiden James; born November 30, 2018, weighing 7 pounds and 15.5 ounces, to Kendra Moure and Charles Rose.
Zeegwunikay Warren, 23, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree controlled substance crime. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dismissed in a plea agreement.
Kevin George Clark, 55, of Callaway has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony violating the state's predatory offender registration law. According to court records, on Dec. 20, 2017, a Becker County sheriff's investigator doing annual checks on predatory offenders went to his residence in Lake Park and found nobody home. A neighbor said Clark no longer lived there. The landlord confirmed that Clark left several months earlier, prior to June of 2017. Clark did not update his address with law enforcement as required.
Kyle Lee Accobee, 29, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony check forgery. According to court records, on Nov. 10, 2017, he tried to cash a forged check at the drive-through of Bremer Bank in Detroit Lakes. The $800 check from a woman's account was made out to Accobee. A bank employee contacted the woman about the check and was informed the check had been stolen in a burglary the day before and she had not issued the check to Accobee.
Tyler Lance Simon, 29, of rural Bemidji has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Sept. 7, 2016 he sold an undisclosed amount of heroin in Becker County to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. He has two prior convictions for fifth-degree controlled substance crime, in January of 2017.