DL News Staff
Jan. 26, 1912-May 31, 2006 Ruth A. Curran, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday May 31, 2006, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Ruth A. Karlstad was born to Albert and Annamarie Karlstad on Jan. 26, 1912 in Northwood, N.D. As a young girl she moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where she received her education, graduating from Grand Forks Central High School. On Dec. 22, 1935, she married Francis A. Curran in Grand Forks. They farmed south of Grand Forks until 1968, when they moved to Seattle, Wash. They also lived for a short time in Hawaii.
Stengrim-Dahlman Engagement Julie Stengrim and Todd Dahlman would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jim and Deb Stengrim and Dean and Mary Dahlman. Julie graduated from Northland Com-munity and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Emmanuel Com-munity in Detroit Lakes. Todd graduated from Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Lakes Redimix in Detroit Lakes. An Aug. 12 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
Grones' 90th birthday An open house celebrating Vera Grones' 90th birthday will be happening on June 11 at the Winchester on Washington, from 3-5 p.m. Come celebrate with Vera. No gifts please.
The 27th annual Memorial Trap Shoot at the Becker County Sportsmen's Club again saw the huge recreational vehicles pull in Friday evening. Some trap shooters also brought their fishing boats, and mixed both activities last weekend. Visitors Dennis Swearingen and Brad Friese, Class AA shooters, lived up to their billing and shot perfect 100 straights from the 16-yard line. They opted for splitting the added money rather than face a shoot-off. Anthony Friesen, Detroit Lakes, did wonders on the 19-yard handicap and sub-junior singles lines.
Marbles Arms & Tackle Company is a 125-year-old name in the retail sales of merchandise needed by fishermen, hunters, trappers and campers. Based in the small northern Michigan town of Gladstone, it is now known as CRR-Marbles, Inc. For more than a century, it was common to see Marbes' one-inch ad in Field & Stream, with a pin-on compass or a hunting knife.
Walleye are often thought of as a fish that live in clear water. They are also often thought of as a fish that, during the summer months, prefer the depths. While it is true that walleyes that are hanging around in clear water will often be deep, it is also true that in many, many situations walleyes will be found in stained water. In fact, when they have a choice, they will often prefer the stained water habitats.
A lot of people have been asking if Minnesota Deer Hunters Association supports the proposed $1 increase in the deer license fee for venison processing. The answer is that MDHA does not support the increase, but we actively and whole-heartedly support venison processing. Let me elaborate. In 1991 MDHA's Executive Board initiated the Hunters Against Hunger program.
Minnesota's muskie fishery could become even better under new regulations proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The regulations would raise the minimum size muskie that anglers could keep from 40 to 48 inches on 46 select lakes and several rivers. Signs will be posted at each of the waters potentially affected by the proposed regulation. A series of public meetings will be held to take input this fall. "This regulation is being proposed with the support of most muskie anglers," said Al Stevens, DNR fisheries program consultant.
Summer is good for many different things. It is a well-earned break from the harsh cold of winters, and a lazy relief from the stress of seasons past. Waking late and staying up into the warm nights are perks now enjoyed, while rushing is a figment from long ago. Although summer cannot be completely free from worries, it holds the key to helping us see what is right in front of us. Summer can open eyes to the simple necessities of life and the miracles that nature has to offer. Our community has the asset of a lake, which becomes populated during the summer months.
Summer is finally here. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the lakes are at a decent swimming temperature. Everyone looks forward to this time of year when we can get out of our wool coats and boots and into our swimming suits and flip flops. But as we locals know all to well, summer also brings a huge increase of population in the area. For years, people have clamored for ways to escape the busy city life, and because of this want, vacation homes in rural locales have become very popular over the years.