DL News Staff
Aug. 25, 1920-July 10, 2006 Becker County native Archie Charles Torgerson, 85, of Park Rapids, died on Monday, July 10, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Archie, the son of Charles and Pearl (Fraser) Torgerson, was born on Aug. 25, 1920 in Becker County. He grew up near Audubon and attended the local country school, District 21. In June 1942, Archie married Ruth Larson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Audubon. They farmed in Hamden Township until Archie was called into the U.S. Army on Oct. 28, 1942, during World War II.
Jan. 5, 1930 - July 1, 2006 Park Rapids native Lawrence Bethel, 76, of Lake George, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 1, 2006 after a valiant battle with cancer. Lawrence was born to Pearl and Laura (Armbruster) Bethel on Jan. 5, 1930 in Park Rapids. It was in this same area that he attended school, graduating from Park Rapids High School. In 1948, Lawrence enlisted in the U.S. Nav,y where he proudly served his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars, in a military career that spanned 20 years. He married Margaret Halter in Olympia, Wash.
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.