DL News Staff
In a messy case that looks like it's going to get uglier, opening statements were heard Wednesday in the Robert Briard sexual abuse case in Becker County District Court. Briard, 62, of rural Frazee is charged with felony first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a relative on two occasions. Once when she was eight and again when she was 14. In their statements to the jury, Becker County Attorney Mike Fritz laid out the allegations behind the charges, while St. Paul attorney Earl P.
Nov. 11, 1931-Nov. 4, 2008 James F. Knapp, M.D., 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. James Frederic Knapp was born to Wesley H. and Vina (Fredericksen) Knapp on Nov. 11, 1931 in Tyler, MN. He was raised and educated in Tyler where he graduated from high school in 1951. He was a 1956 cum laude graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and a 1960 graduate of the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine in Minneapolis. James married Joann Gould in June 1957 in Roseville, Minn.
Nov. 30, 1949-Sept. 22, 2008 Steven J. Goodrich, 58, of Audubon, died Monday, September 22, 2008 at his home in Audubon. Steven was born the son of Kenneth and Patricia (Blount) Goodrich on Nov. 30, 1949 in Oakes, North Dakota. He was raised and educated in Fullerton, North Dakota. After graduating high school, he entered the United States Air Force in 1969. While in the military, Steve was a crew chief on the United States Air Force General's plane, which traveled around the world. He retired as the Master Sergeant after twenty years of service.
June 19, 1927-Sept. 20, 2008 Howard E. Tyberg, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, after a long struggle with cancer. Howard E. Tyberg was born to August and Effylen (Mickelson) Tyberg on June 19, 1927 in Elbow Lake, Minn. He graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1945. Howard enlisted in the U.S. Navy while in high school, and was stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., during World War II. He graduated from Mankato (Minn.) State University in 1950, with degrees in math and industrial education. On Sept.
Jan. 31, 1920-Sept. 23, 2008 Evelyn E. Ponto, 88, of Frazee, died in her home on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. Evelyn Esther Zitzow was born to Richard and Mary (Loebrick) Zitzow on Jan. 31, 1920 in Luce, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed on June 17, 1934, at Vergas Lutheran Church. Evelyn was raised and educated in rural Vergas where she attended country school. On April 18, 1939, Evelyn married Norman Ponto in Perham. After they married, the couple moved to Frazee, where Norman worked for the elevator and Evelyn worked for Swift Turkey Plant.
An inurnment and gathering of friends for Christopher R. Edwards, who died on Monday, April 21, 2008, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
June 7, 1921-Sept. 19, 2008 White Earth native Maxine M. Kjorsvik, 87, of Concrete, Wash., died Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Providence Hospital in Everett, Wash. Maxine Mildred Hodder was born to George and Madeline (Fairbanks) Hodder on June 7, 1921 in White Earth. Maxine was a resident of Seattle, Wash., for many years, operating numerous restaurants throughout the area. In 1964, she married Kenneth Kjorsvik in Seattle, and they moved to the Cape Horn area near Concrete, Wash., where she resided for 35 years.
Aug. 4, 1955-Sept. 20, 2008 Glen W. Madson, 53, of Lake Park, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 20, 2008, in St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Glen was born to J. Donald and Alice (Larson) Madson on Aug. 4, 1955, in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School. Following high school, he moved to Colorado for a brief time before moving back to Lake Park. On July 2, 1983, Glen married Pam Hanson in Lake Park. He enjoyed working for Aggregate Industries for the past 33 years.
June 22, 1919-Sept. 19, 2008 Former Detroit Lakes resident Robert N. Swanson, 89, of Austin, Minn., died Friday, September 19, 2008 at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield, Minn. Robert Neil Swanson was born to John and Sannie (Trowbridge) Swanson on June 22, 1919 in Otter Tail County. He married Sara Saumweber on Dec. 31, 1944 in Fargo. Robert attended St. Paul Bible Institute and became an ordained pastor. He also worked in the U.S. Postal Service. Robert and Sara made their home in Detroit Lakes, where Robert was pastor of First Baptist Church from 1952 through 1965.
Aug. 28, 1928-Sept. 20, 2008 Marvin L. Andrews, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, September 20, 2008 at his home, under the care of Hospice of The Red River Valley. Marvin Lloyd Andrews was born to John and Rose (Rixe) Andrews on Aug. 28, 1928 in Johnson, Minn. He was raised and educated at Graceville, Minn. Following graduation from Graceville High School, he was employed by the First State Bank of Graceville. Marvin served with the U. S. Army in Korea, 1950-52. Following his discharge, he worked for the Vergas State Bank, 1952-56. Marvin married Lorraine Bickel Torson on Jan.