DL News Staff
By DON DAVIS and DAVE OLSON Forum Communications A coalition of 700 Minnesota organizations launched a $4 million campaign to support a transportation funding constitutional amendment, followed four hours later Wednesday by the Moorhead mayor announcing an organization to oppose the measure. The dueling announcements preview campaigns for the only constitutional amendment Minnesotans will decide this year. Those for the amendment say it guarantees more funding for transportation.
Researchers and Minnesota soybean growers are finding that "the early bird" really can "get the worm." With the USDA estimating a record-breaking 76.9 million soybean acres this year, more growers are getting a jump on the season by adopting the practice of early planting with the help of seed treatment. University studies show soybean yield potential clearly starts to decrease in early May. By late May, researchers calculate a one-day planting delay to cut more than a half-bushel per acre (bu/A) off yield. A five-day delay could cost local soybean growers as much as $30 per acre.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two charges Friday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $2,500 against Justyn Schoenberger, 22, of 610 East Grant Street. Schoenberger is accused of one count each of felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor dangerous weapons.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Thursday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $50,000 against Matthew Larson, 23, of 39432 County Road 34 East. His next court appearance is June 5. Larson is charged with domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation for a May 24 incident involving his father, Lawrence Larson, Sr. On May 1, District Judge Thomas Schroeder sentenced Larson for felony fifth-degree assault of his brother on Nov. 9, 2005.
Fresh out of college at St. Cloud State University, one of my first sports columns at my first newspaper job at the Olivia Time Journal was on the importance of the Minnesota Legislature passing a stadium bill for the state's professional baseball team, the Twins. That was the summer of 1997. After nine years -- and several feet of copy from my fingers into the newspaper on the importance of keeping our pro franchises -- not to mention countless debates with other citizens about "feeding the billionaire owners free stadiums," half of my plight has been answered.
Who needs an entire season to prepare if you are as good as Detroit Lakes senior Hanna Grinaker? The future University of Wisconsin runner competed in her first meet of the season -- after missing the entire two and a half month regular season -- by simply winning the Sub-Section 8-2A 3,200-meter race by over 350 meters. Grinaker made it look easy after missing the first two-plus months of the season due to a foot injury, complaining just of "sluggish legs" after she won the sub-section event with a time of 11:10.34.
The bottom-seeded Detroit Lakes baseball team brought the No. 1 ranked Bemidji squad to the brink of an upset behind the pitching of Alex Provo. But in the end, the Lumberjacks secured a 2-1 victory in the opening round of the Sub-Section 8-3A playoffs. It did take the Lumberjacks eight innings to finish off the Lakers and Provo, who went the full game and allowing four hits, before succumbing in the bottom of the eighth after Bemidji loaded the bases with one out. "Alex Provo pitched just a great game," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. "His curveball was working well.
Timing was everything for the Detroit Lakes softball team Thursday. Unfortunately, their clock wasn't as well-tuned as Moorhead's. The bottom-seeded Spuds controlled virtually every aspect of the second-round elimination game Thursday at Snappy Park, as Moorhead hit, pitched and played defense well to pull out an 11-2 victory to end the Lakers' season. Even DL's strength -- senior pitcher Steph Wilson -- wasn't at peak performance. Wilson, who averaged nine strikeouts per game this season, recorded just two against Moorhead.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Frazee Hornets baseball team combined very good pitching with offensive production from the bottom of the lineup to knock off Waubun in baseball Thursday. Luke Hansen, Jason Buhr, and Alex Stock were a combined 5-5 on the day, while pitchers Garret Dahlgren and Jake Sailer limited the Bombers to one hit.