DL News Staff
Same streak, same hopeful scenario. That's what the Detroit Lakes baseball team is hoping for after dropping its final five games of the regular season heading into the Sub-Section 8-2A playoffs, which start Thursday. Five straight losses is the same number as last year when the Lakers (8-11) were heading into the playoffs, but instead of folding right away, DL made a deep push into the tournament by playing to the Sub-Section championship.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Perham Yellowjackets were prepared to beat Frazee in the 85-degree game time temperature Tuesday. They came out on fire, scoring three runs in the first inning, and then Perham played great defense most of the game and received very good pitching from Lauri Sczygiel. They were on the right track, except the Frazee Hornets refused to go quietly into the good night, as the top seed rallied back to win 4-3 and advance in the Sub-Section 8-1A playoffs.
Not even in the World Series have the Twins scored a victory as important as last weekend's triumph at the State Capitol. Not even in the World Series have the Twins scored a victory as important as last weekend's triumph at the State Capitol. A new open-air ballpark in downtown Minneapolis secures baseball in Minnesota for generations to come. The benefits will flow not to team owner Carl Pohlad (he's 90) or to wealthy players (they can always find a new city), but to millions of ordinary people throughout the Upper Midwest for whom the Twins are a part of life's fabric.
When the topic of our state's United States Senatorial delegation comes up, for many Minnesotans the first and only response is Norm Coleman. He remains a visible leader on multiple fronts, whether investigating the scandal ridden United Nations or pushing legislation to reduce tax breaks for big oil. One may agree or disagree with his positions, but he remains engaged and accountable to his constituency. Not so much so with our other senator, huh -- what's his -- oh yeah, Mark Dayton. As Mr.
Last week was the funeral for Donny, 73. Born with Down syndrome at a time when society hid away the mentally handicapped, Donny was fortunate to spend the last decades of his life in the arms of a loving family who cared for him through thick and thin. After the funeral at the big church in town, the basement was filled with chattering locals as well as those who traveled a great distance to remember Donny's life. Donny was a character.
If you will be driving in northern Minnesota -- especially Becker County this Memorial Weekend -- wear your seatbelt and stay within the speed limit. Area law enforcement agencies will be on patrol this holiday, which traditionally signals the start of the summer tourist season. Lt. Mike Hanson of the Minnesota State Patrol, Detroit Lakes, said Memorial Weekend is normally busy in terms of motorists.
A Waubun man was killed in an all-terrain accident near White Earth Sunday. Warren LaDue, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene, which was along County Road 21, about 3.5 miles north of White Earth. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said it appears that LaDue's ATV went down an embankment and was thrown from the ATV, striking a fence. Gordon said it appears that speed was not a factor in the accident.