DL News Staff
The 2006 4-H quality assurance ethics training session for Becker County will be held June 24 in Detroit Lakes. The training is required of all youth intending on exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits or goats, as well as county fair exhibitors in swine. The certificate is good for three fair seasons. The Becker County training session for levels one and two will be at the Minnesota Community and Technical College. For more information, contact Staci Slykerman at the Becker County Extension Office, 218-847-7328.
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association elected three persons to serve on its nine-member board March 17. Those individuals are: Gary Paur, Gilby, N.D., president; John Ewy, Deer Creek, Minn., vice president; and Mark Streed, Milan, Minn., treasurer. Northarvest producers currently lead the United States in the production of pinto, navy, and dark red kidney beans.
WILLMAR - From "Roseau to Redwood Falls" illegal immigration is the top issue on voters minds throughout the 35 counties of Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, according to Michael Barrett. The Long Prairie pharmacist was endorsed Saturday as the Republican congressional candidate on a unanimous ballot at the 7th District Republican Congressional Convention in Willmar.
WILLMAR - Delegates at the 7th District Republican Convention Saturday in Willmar heard from a string of candidates who will be seeking Republican endorsement at the state convention in June, including Mark Kennedy, John Uldrich and Harold Shudlick, who are all vying for the Mark Dayton's seat in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy was the obvious favorite among the 7th district delegates and state office holders, like Sen.
WILLMAR - Fifty resolutions were addressed by delegates during the Republican 7th District convention Saturday in Willmar. Most resolutions were passed quickly, unanimously and with little or no debate. A resolution on praying "in Jesus' name" did get a fair amount of debate, with some delegates objecting to the lack of inclusiveness. The resolution said "We advocate freedom, including praying in Jesus' name, be allowed and unrestricted by local, state, and national government. All U.S.
ST. PAUL - Whether the 2006 Minnesota Legislature is successful may be determined this week. "It's decision-making time," Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, said Friday. Within the next few days, all major bills should pass and be sent to conference committees to work out differences between House and Senate versions.
Minnesota Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, tends to do something outrageous a few times each legislative session, but until last week he was quiet in 2006. On Wednesday, he stood up on the floor during the Twins ballpark construction debate, holding high a milk carton with Gov. Tim Pawlenty's picture attached. Rukavina said printing on the carton read: "Missing - have you seen this person? Gov. Tim Pawlenty has not been seen since the beginning of the Twins stadium debate." "None of us are getting leadership from the governor," he added.
What more could the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team be doing to add to its already historical season? Win more. The Lakers defended their Wildflower cup Tuesday, winning the Pelican Rapids Invite for the second consecutive year with a score of 332, thus tying the DLHS record for the second time this season. Senior Christine Herzog also remained unscathed over the week, earning medalist honors Tuesday at Wildflower -- while breaking a meet record with a 72 -- and tying for medalist honors Wednesday at the Alexandria golf meet.
Losing isn't the good thing about sports. For the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team, Thursday's 4-3 loss to visiting Park Rapids brought out an extra bitter taste. "Losing is never fun, but this one was a bit tougher for several reasons," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "First, it was so close and came down to the last point in the last match. Second, it was a conference rival who -- though young -- hung in there for the win. "But I think the toughest aspect of the loss today was that we made so many unforced errors.
Some missed opportunities by the Detroit Lakes baseball team, combined by giving some free opportunities to the visiting Bemidji Lumberjacks, resulted in a 7-2 loss Thursday at Washington Ballpark. The Lakers couldn't cash in on a bases loaded, one-out situation in the first inning, scoring just one run to answer Bemidji's unearned run in the top half of the frame.