DL News Staff
Former Detroit Lakes resident Avis H. Anderson, 91, of New Hope, Minn., died January 30, 2006 in New Hope. Interment services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
The Moorhead native who has led Minnesota's largest state agency for more than 3 years is leaving that job for a Minneapolis law firm. Kevin Goodno, a Moorhead City Council member before representing his hometown a dozen years in the state House, leaves as state human services commissioner July 25, Gov.
Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist is rounding up a posse to help respond to public safety emergencies. Bergquist outlined plans to the Clay County Commission on Tuesday for recruiting 25 people who will assist with search-and-rescue missions, regulate large public gatherings and battle natural disasters. Adding a posse in Clay County follows a statewide trend of incorporating more volunteers into policing, Bergquist said. "A lot of sheriff's departments have them.
Anderson Classic set for July 21 The Fourth Annual Ralph Anderson Golf Classic (Swing for a Cure) is scheduled for July 21, at Forest Hills Golf Course. It will be a four-person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. People wishing to sign up or for more information can contact Jim Anderson at 847-4771 or Sandy Brasel at 847-1306. Lakeview League results The Lakeview Womens' Golf League enjoyed a scramble at the Detroit Country Club Tuesday night.
The Becker County Relay For Life was held on June 23 at the DLHS football field. Twenty-six teams participated with many crazy skits, costumes and campsites.
Each year, thousands of Minnesotans let loose screams of terrified joy as they toss, twirl and speed through rides at carnivals and amusement parks. That's the thrill of it: bouncing, jerking and flying along at breakneck speeds, all the while defying danger.
Three new studies might be flawed in their conclusions, but they do serve to advance the national discussion about alternative fuels. In the first study, several researchers warned about exaggerated expectations that ethanol could dramatically change the nation's dependence on foreign oil by replacing gasoline. What "exaggerated expectations" are they talking about? The fledgling ethanol industry (which, we note, has significant support from auto companies that are building and selling more and more flex-fuel vehicles) does not claim to be the ultimate solution to the nation's dependence
Necessity is the mother of invention, the old saying goes. That seems to be the case in finding new revenue sources to help shore up a woefully inadequate road and bridge infrastructure. The Legislature has failed to come to grips with adequate transportation funding, not able to budget the state gasoline tax, set at 20 cents a gallon in 1988 and unmoved since. And when lawmakers a year ago did agree to a major transportation package which called for a 10-cent boost in the tax over two years, Gov.
People like to complain about where they live. About taxes. About traffic. About things that aren't the way they used to be. About why we can't have this or why we can't have that. But sometimes all that griping drowns out the positive elements of a community. The latest population projections from the US Census Bureau show that Alexandria must be doing a lot of things right. People like living here. The city's population has steadily climbed from 8,820 in 2000 to the newest 2005 estimate of 10,603.
The local BMX scene might suffer a serious wipe out. Tate Jansen, who runs the track, has announced that this is his third and final year of doing so. The track will have to shut down if no one takes his place. The 412 BMX track is located on the Becker County Fairgrounds, near the grandstand. The track was funded with donations from the community. Jansen said he is too busy to keep running it. "I have a full time job at a high profile restaurant in Detroit Lakes (Zorbaz) and I work six days a week," he said. Jansen didn't always feel that way about the BMX scene.