REGIONAL BRIEFS: Accused thief caught napping in busHASTINGS, Minn. -- The man who was caught sleeping in someone else’s motorhome in Hastings last week was caught again this week – this time sleeping in a bus parked at a hotel.
From the Forum Communications News Bureau
Accused thief caught napping in bus (HSG)
HASTINGS, Minn. -- The man who was caught sleeping in someone else’s motorhome in Hastings last week was caught again this week – this time sleeping in a bus parked at a hotel.
This time, Hastings police were called on the report of someone sleeping inside a bus in the parking lot of a hotel. Officers identified the man as 20-year-old Edward Lee Mears.
Under the bus seat where he was sleeping were a number of items that had been reported as stolen from a vehicle earlier in the evening.
He was arrested for possession of stolen property and burglary.
On July 22, Mears was arrested after the owners of a motorhome along Red Wing Boulevard found a person sleeping inside the motorhome.
In that case, Mears was cited for misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor theft. He had taken some food items and drank some beer from the motorhome.
Man killed at site of numerous crashes (DNT)
SILVER BAY, Minn. -- An intersection on Minnesota Highway 61 claimed another life Monday night.
Greg Kellerman, 40, of Silver Bay, was killed after he was driving toward Lake Superior on Lake County Road 3 when he crossed Highway 61 and struck a tree, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
The accident was called in at 11 p.m. during a rainfall, the patrol reported.
The intersection has been the site of numerous accidents in recent years. In April 2011, a woman traveling on Highway 3 also crossed into the same woods. She and her dog were found dead in her pickup in Lake Superior.
After that accident, Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson said past accidents at the “T” intersection of County Road 3 and Highway 61 have slowly taken out trees in the woods off the intersection, which eventually allowed the woman’s truck to go through to the lake.
Youth art and music showcase planned (FF)
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will host the Youth Music and Art Showcase IV Aug. 16-18 in downtown Park Rapids.
Student artists’ works, including paintings, photography, sculpture and pottery will be shown at businesses in downtown Park Rapids.
A panel of judges will view the students’ work. Four $100 scholarships will be given to high school students and four $25 scholarships will be given to middle school students.
Young musicians will perform in a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16.
Aug. 17, piano students will perform at Bella Caffe, and others musicians will entertain at Pioneer Park on Main Street.
For more information, call (218) 652-4081.
Tamarac photo contest deadline is Sept. 14 (FF)
ROCHERT, Minn. –Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 11th annual photo contest. The entry deadline is Sept. 14.
All entries submitted must have been taken on the refuge within the past two years. The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages and includes a youth division for ages 12 and younger and ages 13-17.
First, second, third and honorable mentions will be awarded in each category, which include: Wildlife, plant life, scenic landscapes, nature’s abstracts and recreation.
All photos will be displayed at the refuge during the annual Fall Festival on Sept. 29 and at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes, Minn., from Oct. 8-13 during National Wildlife Refuge Week.
Visitors to each event will vote for their favorite photo and a People’s Choice award will be given to the photo with the most votes. All winners will be announced Oct. 14.
For more information and complete rules, log on to tamaracfriends.org.