5 years ago
July 7, 2016
Monday, July 4 at 9:25 a.m. the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a collision between an ATV and passenger vehicle on County Hwy. 32, about one mile south of the intersection of County Hwy. 27 on the west side of Cotton Lake. A 2013 Polaris 550 ATV with three occupants attempted to cross Co. Hwy 32. The ATV pulled in front of a southbound 2012 GMC Acadia. The female driver of the ATV, age 8 and one 4-year-old passenger were transported by air to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Another female passenger, age 4, was transported to Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes. All three passengers on the ATV suffered serious injuries. All were wearing helmets. None of the passengers of the Acadia were injured.
Frazee resident Adam Jaroszewski recently joined the ranks of Eagle Scout. The recent Detroit Lakes graduate earned his rank as a member of the Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 646 after completing a required community service project that requires a very in-depth proposal. His project consisted of creating 70 bases that would hold flags for the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery. The bases are made of concrete with a PVC pipe that will hold the flagpoles. There were about 23 people that chipped in to help him complete this project.
25 years ago
July 4, 1996
On June 27 there was a rollover 4 miles east of Frazee on Highway 87. The Menahga Concrete Co. concrete truck driven by Bruce Mittleider, 42, Menahga, blew a tag axle tire, causing the vehicle to run off the road, roll over and hit trees. The cab was crushed, Mittleider was injured and transported to Perham Hospital where he was treated and released.
Burkel Turkey Farms near Frazee experienced some livestock loss in the recent sweltering temperatures last week, said Robin Burkel, co-owner with husband, Dave. The Frazee Fire Department was called out twice last Thursday to reduce building temperatures with cool water. Robin reports that the high humidity, over two days of extreme hot weather without night-time cool downs, resulted in the livestock loss.
50 years ago
July 8, 1971
The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District offices moved to a new location on Wednesday, June 30. They moved from their former location at 620 West Main St to the Executive Building located at 910 Lincoln Ave., south of the Detroit Lakes State Bank.
The Becker County Agricultural Society and Fair Association is seeking nominations from any organization for the Outstanding Senior Citizen of Becker County. The winner will be honored at the Becker County Fair in August and will receive a trip to the Minnesota State Fair to participate in the 1971 Outstanding Senior Citizen’s Award Competition.