DL News Staff
The American Legion Post 15 baseball team had a so-so introduction to the Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo Wednesday, splitting with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to put its season record at 8-4. Playing for the first time in Newman Field complex, the Post 15 squad allowed eight runs in the fifth inning to key a 15-5 loss in six innings, but rebounded well behind pitcher Joe Schiller in game two to win 7-2. Schiller pitched his second straight complete game victory, this time stifling the DFG bats to four hits, while his defense behind him took care of their pitcher by committing just one error.
The Detroit Lakes summer softball team is feeling some growing pains, with a start of 3-5-1. The Lakers scratched three wins out of their last, with a split versus Norman County East Tuesday and a sweep of Breckenridge Wednesday. DL started almost with a clean slate from its high school team, with a host of players seeing varsity action for the first time in their careers. That includes pitcher Sarah Wilson, who is replacing departing senior and sister Steph Wilson. "We are a very young team," said DL head coach Noah Johnson.
Lakeview Ladies League results A group of 29 ladies enjoyed the evening of golf. Mystery Score was the game. Winners were: First place with a score of 36--Taunia Suckert, Sue DeBois, Becky Depree and Brenda Anderson. Second place with a score of 40--Karen Hagen, Jackie Hoben, Donna Ronken and Diane Gordon Third place with a score of 43--Shelva Swanson, Mary Nelson, Dee Bowman and Kristie McKenzie. Longest drive was by Brenda Anderson, longest putt by Karen Heitman. Sharon O'Brien had a chip in and Taunia Suckert had a birdie.
Lakeview Golf Course Junior Golf Tuesday, June 27 7:30 a.m. -- 18 & 9 Hole Boys Tyler Baukol Nate Bausman Jack Dohoney Brady Eilertson Nate Friesen Ben Gailfus Beau Hanson Michael Herzog Rick Hutchinson Jacob Johnson Cole Pudwill Karter Smith Aaron Singer Kyle Singer Steven Labine 18 & 9 Hole Girls Ashley Friesen Justine Haukebo Carrie Sorenson Andrea Weiss 8:00 a.m.
The Detroit Lakes VFW Izzo's baseball team brought the brooms out on Perham, sweeping the team from the east by the scores of 9-3 and 14-11. In the opening tilt, Doug Dickey scattered five hits and five walks and gave up only two earned runs to get the win on the mound. Izzo's fell behind early when Perham took the lead in the second after a leadoff walk, a double, and another base on balls. The Pirates had runners at first and second with nobody out and two runs scored when Dickey hopped off the mound to pick up a bunt and threw the lead runner out at third base for a huge out.
ST. PAUL - In the search for cheaper prescription drugs, state leaders are pinning their latest hopes on two Web sites designed to help consumers shop around and save money. Gov. Tim Pawlenty unveiled a new addition to the state's Minnesota RxConnect Web site Thursday - RxPrice Compare, which lets consumers look up pharmacy prices for about 200 common medications. That expansion dovetails with a statewide marketing campaign for Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, a free Web site ranking drugs by effectiveness, safety and price.
A Hawley man faces a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after a video of him and two others setting a turtle on fire appeared online. Joel Charles Ross, 18, will be arraigned July 10 in Clay County Court in Moorhead. The maximum penalty for the crime is a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail. Court documents say that on June 16, Hawley Police Sgt.
A fire late Wednesday evening heavily damaged a building at Foltz Trucking, located just north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. The fire was reported about 10 p.m. and it took about three hours for firefighters to get it under control, said Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson. "When we got there, there were no flames visible from the outside -- they were visible from the inside -- but it was smoking pretty good," Swanson said. "It was a miserable fire to fight," he added.
As a Vergas City Council member, Roger Hanson envisioned a bike trail connecting the heart of town with the city park. Hanson, a former state senator, died last year. But his daughter, Sherri Hanson, is determined to make her dad's dream a reality. The proposed path would follow State Highway 228 from Long Lake - home of the world's largest loon - to the city's downtown. Over the years, traffic on the highway has ballooned, especially in the summer months, when vacationers come to town.
North Dakota and Minnesota have some of the highest high school graduation rates in the nation, but area educators say the results of a recent study don't tell the whole story. North Dakota ranked second and Minnesota ranked eighth among all states, in a report published in Education Week, a national trade magazine. But the rankings are only as good as the data collected, which has been a challenge for states under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, said Greg Gallagher of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Under federal guidelines, states can choose their own method for c