DL News Staff
March 31, 1921-July 15, 2006 W. Ted Anderson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 15, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Winfred Theodore "Ted" Anderson was born to Alfred and Mildred (Hadley) Anderson on March 31, 1921 in Parkers Prairie, Minn.. where he graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1939. He then attended Macalester College in St. Paul, where he served as a co-captain of the 1942 football team. He served with the U.S. Navy, 1942-43, and the U.S. Marines 1943-46.
A Frazee couple withdrew their request Tuesday for a conditional use permit to operate a 4,000-swine feedlot in Clay County's Ulen Township. Robert Briard and his wife, Virginia, said they decided six hours before a Clay County Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night to withdraw their request. "One has to look at the big picture," Robert Briard said. "We made the right business decision." The Briards wanted to place two hog barns on 10 acres of land in northwestern Clay County.
You most likely noticed the group if you attended Wednesday's funeral for U.S. Army Cpl. Troy Linden, Detroit Lakes. They were the ones wearing T-shirts, blue jeans, boots and vests. Some arrived in Detroit Lakes on their motorcycles. Others drove cars and pickups. They herald from across Minnesota, North Dakota and elsewhere.
The Lake Park-Audubon School Board and school administration got their first detailed look at proposed plans for improvements to school buildings in both communities. The plans were prepared by Zerr-Berg Architects of Fargo, based on input from several sources. After more than two hours of review and discussion Monday, architect Tim Zerr will use comments submitted by the board and administration to fine-tune the drawings. Those plans will be shared with the public on Monday, July 24, at the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary gymnasium in Audubon.
It's the middle of summer. Is your child suffering from "brain drain" yet? Studies have shown that by summer's end, the average student forgets nearly 60 percent of the math and reading skills they developed during the school year. It doesn't have to be that way. It's like exercising, if you do it regularly enough, you can keep both body and mind in shape. Here are some suggestions that parents can use to keep their child's minds sharp all summer long: Read. Set aside a half hour a day to read books, magazines or newspapers. If your child is young, read to him or her.
A countdown has been posted for months on the 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) website, listing the number of days and hours until the festival begins. Eager fans have even signed up for regular e-mail reports to get the latest scoop on what's happening. Now, it's finally time to jam -- and the Soo Pass Ranch is ready. On Monday, festival organizer Dan Shaw was leading a busy preparation team.
Organizers, participants and spectators fought heat with water at the 71st annual Northwest Water Carnival last week. Josh and Kim Bettcher had a blast as admirals, along with the rest of the Jaycee crew. They said that all went well considering the heat, with good turnout at the water fights and evening activities like the demolition derby and the Bash on the Beach. "It was a great opportunity," says Kim of her position as co-admiral.
Thinking about running for office? Filing closes 5 p.m. Tuesday for county and school board offices. File at the courthouse for county offices and school district administrative offices for school board races. As of Thursday, one person -- Roger Tychsen of Frazee -- had filed to fill a vacant seat on the seven-member Frazee-Vergas School Board. Longtime school board member Lowell Bradbury has resigned his seat and whoever is elected will fill his term, which expires Dec.
The Patriot Guard Riders will have a strong presence at Wednesday's funeral of U.S. Army Cpl.
Is it that time of the year already? 10,000 Lakes Festival is coming up next week. The festival runs from July 19 to July 22. This is the fourth year running for the festival. 10,000 Lakes is a music festival whose headliners include String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh and Friends, Trey Anastasio, OAR, and Keller Williams. Phil Lesh is a member of the popular band Grateful Dead. He's one of the great musical geniuses of the 20th century. The great thing about the festival is the range of different artists. It's a combination of trance, jazz, improv, instrumental and classic rock.