DL News Staff
Senate Republican leaders filed an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Dean Johnson Wednesday, saying he "repeatedly lied or misled" Minnesotans about whether he talked to Supreme Court justices on a controversial gay marriage issue. The GOP senators say Johnson's comments violated Senate rules that require members to "adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct." They say he also broke rules that require senators to follow "accepted norms of Senate behavior" and forbids action that "betrays the public trust or that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor or disrepute." The
Dec. 13, 1937-March 17, 2006 Charles J. "Chuck" Seter, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 17, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Charles J. Seter was born to Gladys and Morris Seter on Dec. 13, 1937 in Glyndon, Minn., where he lived until he graduated from Glyndon High school in 1955.
The Lake Park-Audubon School District continues to move forward with initial plans for improvements of its facilities, or for new construction. The school board and administration is getting input from 75-80 district residents via "focus group" sessions of what they think are immediate and long-term needs, and how each should be addressed. In addition, the school board has received submissions from nine architectural firms interested in assisting the district with its facilities, according to information presented Monday during the board's regular monthly meeting. The board's Buildings a
Frazee native wrestlers Matt Nagel and Gabe Dretsch each qualified for the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Championshps were held Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Each former Hornet matman took similar paths, each losing in their opening round, winning a wrestleback, then getting eliminated in the next round. Nagel ends a brilliant collegiate career, earning one All-American status (last year) and qualifying for the Nationals three years in a row. Dretsch returns for his junior season next year.
By HEATH HOTZLER Fargo Forum The big stage of the Target Center. The bright lights and television cameras fixed on teenage high school students' every move during the final tournament of the season.
The Detroit Lakes High School will be holding a "Winning Nutrition for Athletes: Eating Right for Athletic Competition" seminar Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. inside the DL Middle School Auditorium. The seminar will feature Rasa Troup, the University of Minnesota's women's track and field and cross-country team nutritionist. Troup is also a potential 2008 Olympian. All DL athletes, coaches and parents are invited, as are any other interested members of the public.
The Detroit Lakes Wrestling Boosters hosted the Seventh Annual Northwest Old-timers Tournament at Detroit Lakes High School March 11. There were 68 wrestlers and four teams competing for titles in 12 weight classes, ranging from 145 pounds to heavyweight. The lightest wrestler weighed in at 138 pounds and the heaviest was 309 pounds. The individual champions earned fleece pullovers for their efforts, while the top team won a trophy. Tournament organizers Nate Weber and Tom Trowbridge were satisfied with the turnout.
A 50-million gallon ethanol plant in Otter Tail County could be an economic lifter for this region. The Renewable Fuels Association -- a national organization that acts as an industry representative -- commissioned a study that looked into ethanol's economic contributions in 2005. Among the benefits of plants like that proposed near Fergus Falls include: n Estimated annual expenditures for goods and services of $46.7 million. n Creation of as many as 836 jobs in all sectors of the local economy. n Increase household income in the local economy by nearly $30 million annually. n Usin
The Federal Reserve reported that consumer debt climbed 1.9 percent to $2.16 trillion during the final month of 2005.