DL News Staff
By SGT. ANDY SCHMIDT Minnesota State Patrol Question: Is it legal for snowplows and like equipment to just go through red lights and stop signs if the intersection is clear and no one is coming? Answer: Trooper Andy is going on the assumption that you are referring to this equipment when in the act of removing snow from the road.
Early Childhood Screening will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1 at First Lutheran Church. To register, call the Detroit Lakes School District Administration Building at 847-9271 and ask for Kim.
Minnesota House Republicans put homeowner property tax relief at the top of their priority list for the legislative session that begins March 1, but a court battle could leave no money to accomplish the objective. House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said his colleagues plan to have nearly $400 million available from a cigarette fee enacted by legislators and Gov. Tim Pawlenty last year.
By TOM PANTERA Forum Communications A Fargo woman was uninjured early Wednesday after a train ran her over in an accident that has police mystified. Fargo Police Sgt. Greg Lemke said officers responded at 12:16 a.m. to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train on the bridge near the Red River over Second Street North. The engineer told police he was unable to slow down by the time he saw a person on the tracks and believed he had hit her, Lemke said.
The third-ranked Barnesville Trojans took care of business Friday night in Frazee, beating the host Lady Hornets by the score of 46-17. The Lady Hornets came out with a game plan to slow the game down and run a time-consuming offense, which would limit the Trojans' possessions. At half-time, the score was 21-9 Barnesville. "I thought our kids did a great job of slowing the game down and handling their pressure overall in the first half," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team registered a big win Tuesday, defeating Ulen-Hitterdal by a 38-36 margin. The Raiders overcame a 23-16 halftime deficit, as they held the Spartans to 13 points, while notching 22 themselves. Sophomore forward Dawnelle Askelson recorded 12 points, while freshman guard Ashley Tingelstad added nine. The Raiders will try and keep their momentum up with a road game at Barnesville Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Raider results Ulen-Hitterdal at Lake Park-Audubon, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Dan Johnson and Chris Ziegler -- both former Detroit Lakes graduates and Nordic skiers for the Laker boys' team -- competed in the St. Lawrence University Ski Carnival in Lake Placid, N.Y., Jan. 27-28. Johnson is a senior on the Bates College Nordic ski team, while Ziegler is a freshman on the University of Vermont squad. Both schools are in the competitive Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Conference (EISA). Another DLHS Nordic ski alumni, Nick Koshnick, skied for Dartmouth while he was in college. These schools develop many of the top-notch Nordic skiers in the nation.
The annual Old Timers Classic at Lake Park was a huge success for snowmobile enthusiasts. What appeared to be several thousand snowmobilers with antique, old and modern sleds gathered at Lake Park Saturday morning for the start of the 39-mile run. For the next several hours, snowmobiles of all vintages -- and some best described as totally one of a kind --arrived for the show and ride. The classic, hosted by the Mid-Nite Riders snowmobile club, has been ongoing since the 1970s, Bud Hovelson, the club's trail coordinator, said in an earlier story. Originally, the members would get toget
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds everyone, including commercial snow removal operators, that it is illegal to deposit snow, in any fashion, onto a public roadway. Minnesota Statute 160.27 and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots onto public roadways.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Feb. 3. District Judge Waldemar Senyk stayed execution of a 33-month prison sentence against Joshua Caron, 26, of 31950 Southwest Pickerel Lake Road, for third-degree possession of a controlled substance. Caron was placed on supervised probation for up to 20 years, given credit for 50 days served and fined $1,087. Caron was arrested in Detroit Lakes on Nov. 3, 2005, following a traffic stop for possession of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.