DL News Staff
Legislative leaders are slated to meet this week in an effort to resurrect for the fall ballot a constitutional amendment question asking voters to dedicate funding for the outdoors -- or maybe Sparky the sea lion, or maybe Barney the purple dinosaur. That's what became part of the problem lawmakers could not agree upon -- what would be covered by dedicated funding. An original proposal to dedicate a portion of the state's sales tax to game and fish programs eventually grew to also cover zoos and public broadcasting, as well as parks and the arts. Another part of the problem was how much.
Ashley Tingelstad and Toni Tollefson at state... take two! The Lake Park-Audubon duo once again made quite the impression at the Section 6-1A meet last week, claiming three events between them and qualifying for four state berths. The Class 1A meet will be at Hamline University Friday and Saturday. Tingelstad and Tollefson each made the state Class 1A meet in 2005, but Tingelstad will up her workload from one race to three this year.
Detroit Lakes senior Hanna Grinaker and junior Jena Hanson have a few more things in common than both being Lakers. Each was coming off of injury heading into the 2006 track and field season, after they each shined in their earlier prep careers. And both of the DL athletes possessed the necessary work ethic to overcome those injuries, which leads to the next similarity between the two -- both are statebound in events they each have dominated in past years.
July 22, 1940-June 5, 2006 Harriet J. Olson, 65, of Frazee, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center, under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Harriet Jewel Herdeg was born to Carl and Lucille (Phillips) Herdeg on July 22, 1940 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised in Fargo until moving to Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Harriet married Michael Steinke and had one son. She later married Robert "Bud" Olson, while living in Fargo; they had one son and one daughter. Harriet was an entertainer, starting at an early age.
June 6, 1937-June 6, 2006 James M. Guthrie, 69, Ogema, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in his home. James Michael Guthrie was born June 6, 1937, in Canby, Minn., to William and Bernice (Wallace) Guthrie. He grew up in Canby where he attended school. Jim entered the United States Army January 1955 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage with Ardis Bunde on November 28, 1959, in Mankato. They lived in Mankato, where Jim worked for Archer Daniels Midland Com-pany and for North Star Con-crete. In 1977, they moved to Strawberry Lake, rural Ogema.
May 19, 1945-May 14, 2006 Russell Otto Roering, 60, of Frazee, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2006, while under the care of physicians in Fargo. Russ enjoyed telling stories over coffee at his favorite diner, Native American arts, and most of all, his family.
In one of those unpleasant surprises that can come with the end of a Minnesota legislative session, a law has been passed requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all homes. The law, which quietly became part of an omnibus public safety bill that Gov.
Good first impressions are sometimes hard to make, but that wasn't a problem for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team this week. Making their first trip to the Minnesota state girls' golf meet Tuesday and Wednes-day at Bunker Hills Golf Course, the Lakers lay claim to the Class 2A state championship by outlasting the field of eight with a team score of 673, winning by 17 strokes over second-place Eden Prairie. The victory was DL's 10th win of the season -- and most obviously the crown jewel to an amazing 2006 season. "It's really just surreal now," said sophomore Dan-elle Olson.
Major league baseball is all atwitter about new Twins pitcher "Boof" Bonser. Whether he can pitch or not, Boof is already a folk hero due to his colorful name. If he strikes somebody out, the fans go "Boof!" Born John Bonser, Bonser changed his name to Boof a few years ago, since that is what everybody calls him anyway. Baseball is full of great nicknames. Catfish Hunter. Oil Can Boyd. Mark "the Bird" Fidrych. Bombo Rivera. Babe Ruth. But in the small town, nicknames are also a vital part of male culture.
I would like to make some comments concerning the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission meeting on May 25. This letter is mostly directed toward Mr. G.L. Tucker, who chaired the meeting. When the agenda of Long Lake came up, I asked Mr. Tucker to please use the microphone that was sitting in front of him. He used it for approximately 30 seconds, then set it down, and did not use it again. Some of us are "senior citizens" and our hearing is not up to par with the younger generation. Because Mr.