DL News Staff
Last year, Chris Braaten stole the biggest headline in sports news in the area after becoming the first golfer from Detroit Lakes to claim the prestigious Pine to Palm Golf Tournament title. Since Jan. 1, 2005, an endless amount of sports-worthy news has passed through both the Becker County Record and Detroit Lakes Tribune, but some had heavier results than others. Every sports team has a good story to tell and every season produces memories and heartbreaks.
Freelance assessors contracting with townships in Becker County will no longer be able to assess property owned by themselves or their immediate relatives, according to Becker County Chairwoman Karen Mulari. "The assessor (Steve Skoog) and I talked about this nepotism that we're being accused of in this county," she told the County Board Tuesday.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team narrowly missed an upset Tuesday, as the host Raiders fell two points short of Hawley, 33-31. The two teams played next to each other in the second half, as the Nuggets held a slight 19-18 edge after coming out of halftime with a 15-12 margin. The Nuggets had four three pointers in the game, three of them from guard Kaitlynn Gottenborg, who scored two of them in the first half. Dawnelle Askelson of LP-A netted six of her nine points in the second half, while Ashley Tingelstad added nine points, including a three in the second ha
A heating unit failure Thanksgiving evening has forced emergency measures at the Becker County Jail and Detroit Lakes Public Library. Sheriff Tim Gordon said a condenser on one of two rooftop heating units failed, causing a lack of heat in a portion of the jail. That also affected the library, which is across the street from the jail. A number of years ago, the county commissioners had a wood chip boiler furnace installed in the courthouse as part of an energy conservation measure to utilize locally-produced renewable fuel products. Because the wood chip boiler prod
July 22, 1933-Oct. 5, 2005 Former Detroit Lakes resident Raymond E. Cassatt, 72, of Hackett, Ark., passed away Oct.5, 2005 in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. Raymond was born the son of Clarence and Mary (Blumer) Cassatt on July 22, 1933 at Valley City, N.D. He married Grace Bevins in 1955. He worked for Blumer Construction in Valley City until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1966. In Detroit Lakes, he owned and operated heavy equipment. In 2004 he and Grace moved to Hackett, Ark., to be near their children.
Feb. 28, 1930-Dec. 5, 2005 Harold E. Erickson, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, December 5, 2005, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Harold E. Erickson was born to Alfred and Ella (Hanson) Erickson on Feb. 28, 1930 in Detroit Township, near Detroit Lakes, where he was raised. He received his education at Floyd Lake School #115. Harold married Dorothy Schnitzer on June 9, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. He operated the family farm all his life, and received the Century Farm Award in 1995.
Oct. 13, 1939-Dec. 3, 2005 JoAnn M. Kruger, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 3, 2005 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. JoAnn Marie Leines was born to Joseph and Agnes (Sather) Leines on Oct. 13, 1939 near Gary, Minn. She lived on the family farm until junior high age, when she moved to Oregon with her family for a couple of years. They then moved to Bejou, Minn., where JoAnn lived until she married. She graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1957. After graduation, JoAnn went to work at Ness/Wild Rice Auto in Mahnomen.
Our community lost a great leader this past week. Moon Roberts, a young Anishinaabe man from Ponsford (son of Lyman and Sue Roberts) took his own life in Cass Lake. This is an immense loss not only for the Anishinaabe people, but for all of northern Minnesota. Future generations hold our hopes. Moon did more than that in his short life.
One of the most popular saints of the Christian church, Saint Nicholas, is the patron saint of sailors, travelers and especially children. Much of Europe still celebrates Dec. 6, the date of Saint Nicholas' death as Saint Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra in Lycia, 300 years after the birth of Christ was so popular with children that the name Santa Claus comes from SINTERKLAAS, Dutch for Saint Nicholas. On Dec. 6, Saint Nicholas Day, I was traveling down U.S. Highway 10 in central Minnesota headed toward St. Paul.
All year long, local businesses are asked to chip in to make the community a better place. And all year long, they come through. The Community Center in Detroit Lakes wouldn't be there now without a huge effort on the part of the business community, which came through with more than its share of donations when contributions were being taken for construction. That's the most noticeable example, but business people give continuously throughout the year, to a wide variety of local charities and improvement groups. Now, the Christmas shopping time is upon us, and it's payback time.