Tribune staff report
A Perham woman was hurt after her vehicle went into the ditch along Highway 10 on Friday, July 12. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 28-year-old Diara Lashay Hill was taken to Lakewood Health in Staples to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries after her 2008 Saturn Aurora left the highway and drove into the ditch. The crash occurred on dry pavement near Highway 10's intersection with 241st Street in Staples Township, at 1:25 p.m.
A 59-year-old Hawley man was injured after his vehicle went flying 90 feet through the air along U.S. Highway 10 near Lake Park on Wednesday night, July 10, at about 6 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol said Keith Allen Haats was traveling east on the four-lane highway when his 1998 Pontiac Bonneville left the roadway west of 160th Avenue, flew 90 feet and then landed on the other side of the avenue.
The School of Nursing at North Dakota State University is receiving a $1.57 million federal grant award to help educate future health care professionals that serve rural areas. The award will make possible a nurse practitioner residency/fellowship program for new graduates. NDSU and Essentia Health are partnering to develop the program for nurse practitioners working in rural clinics. The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is providing $1,575,012 over four years to create the residency program.
The Minnesota 4-H program held its YELLO! State Leadership Conference June 11-14 at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul, hosting 225 youth from across the region. "YELLO! is an incredible experience for Minnesota youth in grades 6 and up," said Jacquie Lonning, civic engagement and leadership director at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. "Youth have an opportunity to meet people from throughout the state, engage in educational workshops, learn from service projects, and make a commitment to improving their community."
The Fifth Annual Detroit Lakes Bible Reading Marathon wrapped up Tuesday after six full days of scripture readings at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes. From June 13 through 18, 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day, volunteers took turns reading passages from the Bible in 15-minute increments. The goal of the marathon was to read the entire Bible, out loud, over the course of about 84 hours.
Noah Mercil was honored as McNair Scholar of the Year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's TRiO Day celebrations on April 26. Mercil, a Ronald S. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar, was recognized for the quality of his research and ambitious steps toward a graduate education. Under the supervision of Eugene Koshinski at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Mercil conducted original research on the potential of integrating Afro-Peruvian Jazz into American musical education, which was published in UW-Superior's McNair Scholars Journal.
Entries are now being accepted for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) annual student essay competitions. Detroit Lakes area students in grades 9-12 are invited to enter the audio essay “Voice of Democracy” contest, while kids in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to compete in the “Patriots Pen” written essay competition.
Two swimmers who got separated from their boat on Detroit Lake and were found struggling in the water were successfully rescued July 7. Jay Weist, 51, and Tracey Powell, 50, both of Fargo, N.D., were brought to shore and transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s with what appeared to be non-life-threatening conditions, according a press release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.
Contestants are now being accepted for the 2018 Miss Becker County Fair and Jr. Miss Becker County Fair Pageant. The Jr. Miss category is open to area girls in seventh through ninth grade, while the Miss category is open to girls in 10th through 12th grades. Contestants of both categories are judged on personal interview, onstage interview, evening gown and talent. The pageant will be held Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. in Arena #2 of the Kent Freeman Arena on the Becker County Fairgrounds, during the fair.
Families are invited to attend a free bike rodeo at the Kent Freeman Arena on Saturday, April 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. New bikes and helmets will be given away. The event is being hosted by the Detroit Lakes Active Living Committee. The bike rodeo will provide children with opportunities to receive proper bike helmet fittings, improve their bicycle safety skills through an obstacle course, and get their bikes inspected for safety.