DL News Staff
My name is Philip Pollok, even though everybody calls me "Polly." I am from Berlin, Germany, and I turned 16 this year. I got the chance to be a foreign exchange student here in Detroit Lakes for the last school year. It was a blast. I was in JV soccer, in JV hockey and was the manager of the varsity baseball team. I really enjoyed it. I met so many great people and learned so much during the 10 months I was here.
Dakota Clinic/Innovis Health, Fargo, has been designated a Blue Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. To attain designation, a health care center must provide a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, noninvasive cardiac catheterization, and cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass surgery. Dakota Clinic/Innovis Health offers cardiac services, including angioplasty, stent placement, and pacemaker placement, performing the first placements in ND of biventricular pacemakers and drug-coated stents.
A former Detroit Lakes man has been temporarily committed to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, pending a later hearing. John Guy, 33, was scheduled to be released from a Minnesota prison Thursday, but the Minnesota Attorney General's Office has filed paperwork to have Guy civilly committed. District Judge John Pearson agreed to the state's request, with no objection from Guy's attorney. Guy, who is a Level III sex offender, was present for the hearing, and was immediately transported to the St.
It's great to hear that a national campaign to cut down on unnecessary deaths in hospitals is working. After launching a "100,000 Lives Campaign" in December 2004, a group called the Institute for Healthcare Improvement announced on Wednesday that it had exceeded its wildest expectations: After just 18 months, U.S. hospitals have prevented 122,300 avoidable deaths. The credit goes to about 3,000 hospitals nationwide that adopted the IHI's six standards to minimize avoidable deaths.
All these fresh face high school graduates are dodging around hoping they won't run into another one of those friendly advisors who ask them, "What are you going to do with your life?" If you look across the room and see one of those grads talking to somebody at least 10 years older than the grad and you can see the grad gritting his/her teeth, you'll know the question has just been asked. The most honest answers are, "undecided," "still looking" and "waiting to see." But those never satisfy the questioner.
Feel your hair starting to stand on end when you're outside in a thunderstorm? Drop and roll! Lightning Awareness Week starts today, and as a news release from the National Weather Service warns, lightning should not be taken, well, lightly. The release, pithily subtitled "one strike, you're out!" is a timely reminder that summer thunderstorms can deliver a lot more than a drenching torrent: A typical lightning bolt is three miles long, boasts 100 million volts and has peak power of 2 billion kilowatts.
April 12, 1941-June 13, 2006 Detroit Lakes native Richard A. Clark, 65, of Blaine, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, after a courageous, three-year battle with a brain tumor. Richard Alan Clark, the son of Mike and Dorothy Clark, was born April 12, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam War.
April 12, 1941-June 13, 2006 Alvin A. "Bud" Erickson, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Alvin Albert Erickson was born to Albert and Mamie (Habedank) Erickson on Aug. 21, 1918, in Lake Park. He grew up in the Lake Park area. In October 1941, he enlisted in the U.S Navy. "Bud" served in the Pacific Theatre until being honorably discharged in October 1945. After the war, he attended trade schools, and was licensed as an electrician and plumber. In the late 1950s he opened his own business, Erickson Appliance and Service.
Dec. 16, 1922-June 13, 2006 Thelma V. Meyer, 83, a summer resident of rural Audubon, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Thelma Vesta Fagerlie was born to Alfred and Vesta (Johnson) Fagerlie on Dec. 16, 1922 in rural Audubon. She graduated high school at Wibaux, Mont., where she was also an outstanding basketball player. She attended the University of North Dakota and the University of Arizona at Tucson; receiving a degree in English. Thelma married Henry Meyer in New York City, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1946.