DL News Staff
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department will host the annual Minnesota State Fire Department Convention June 1-3. "The town will be really busy this weekend," Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said. He said he is expecting about 500 firefighters from around the state and their spouses for the convention. The three-day convention will be filled with training and meetings. Of course there will be a fun side to it as well. Saturday, the fire department will host a parade in town from 2 to 3 p.m.
Beginning this week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is making aesthetic improvements to the noise walls on Interstate 94, from the Minnesota state line to just east of the junction with Highway 75 in Moorhead. The existing noise walls were constructed in 1992-1993. The design (concrete posts and treated wood planks) has appearance characteristics that change over time as the materials weather. Time has taken a toll on the appearance of Moorhead's only highway noise barriers. Although structurally sound, they require repainting.
When Lake Park-Audubon freshman Ashley Tingelstad decides to make a statement, it's in bold letters. Tingelstad broke each of her own LP-A school records in the 200 and 400-meter dash events, winning both races, during the Sub-Section 6-1A meet in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday. The LP-A speedster advanced in each of the 100, 200 and 400 dash events, with Nicole Warling also setting a school record and earning a trip to the Section 6-1A meet in the 3,200 race. Tingelstad topped her own LP-A mark in the 200 dash with a time of 25.99.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers All good things must come to an end is a popular proverb that is probably overused. In the case of the Frazee softball team, a very good season came to an end against a very solid Warroad Warriors squad. Frazee head coach Dave Trautman was a man of few words after the game. "We do not feel bad losing to Warroad, they are a very good team, and they capitalized on a few mistakes we made," he said.
The Detroit Lakes baseball season came to a conclusion Saturday after the Lakers fell to Moorhead 10-0 in five innings in the Section 8-3A elimination game. Matt Huberty took the loss for DL, while Joe Schiller came in for relief in the fourth inning. The Spuds struck for two runs in the second -- highlighted by a Matt Weiss two-run homer -- and added four in the third to take the commanding lead. Moorhead ended the game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, while the Lakers managed just two hits. The Spuds finished with 11 hits total.
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The Perham Pirates dropped their first game of the season to the Moorhead Miners 4-0 Friday night, but rebounded to pick up a Hi-10 League win in Pelican Rapids Sunday. A pitchers' duel ensued from the matchup of Shane Bushland -- the ace of the NDSU pitching staff -- and 2005 Perham graduate Matt Richter in the Moorhead game.
The Dent Wildcats have clawed their way to the top of the Countryside League standings with a record of 4-1, after a successful holiday weekend. The Midway Snurdbirds traveled to Dent for an exhibition game Friday night. In a close and well-played game by both teams, the Snurdbirds came from behind in the seventh inning to win 7-6. The Wildcats struck early, scoring a run in the first inning. Brock Collins singled and scored shortly after on a triple by Jeff Ronning. Midway came right back in the top of the second inning to take the lead, after a Jake Lund double and a Dent error.
Last fall, I studied the origins of our country's government in my government class. Don't ask why I suddenly remember all of this (because I don't even know myself), but in one of my first lectures, I was told of the beliefs of a man named Howard Zinn concerning democracy in America. Zinn, a historian and political scientist, has written numerous works discussing his views on our government and has become one of the most well known figures in the political left of the United States.
Graduation has come and gone. The anticipation has departed, leaving relief and uncertainty to take over. Our future has yet to be written, and we are all wondering if we are prepared to be authors. With graduation comes responsibility and drastic changes. Not only do our schedules change, but also our maturity levels. I cannot speak for everyone in my graduating class, but I think the majority of us have reached a level of maturity containing enough sustenance for us to survive on our own. We are spanning out and moving past high school, yet we will never completely move on.