DL News Staff
Detroit Lakes Library will be hoppin' and boppin' all summer long starting on June 1 at 2 p.m. with a Catch the Beat Kick-off Party. Join us for puzzles, theme related activities, a snack and a chance to check out books. This event is sponsored by Becker County Friends of the Library. This music-themed reading program encourages children to read during the summer months. Research studies have shown that students who do not practice reading skills over the summer actually lose reading abilities they worked so hard to acquire during the school year.
Wednesday, May 31 Open dancing The Fargo American Legion hosts open dancing from 8-11 p.m. This event is sponsored by Victor's Dance Studio. Call 701-293-8362 for info. Thursday, June 1 Library storytime Come into Detroit Lakes Library for Storytime. Kids ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to join us at 10:30 a.m. for exciting stories and fun activities.
The Da Vinci Code (PG-13) *** (out of 5) Starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu Ian McKellen as Sir Leigh Teabing Alfred Molina as Bishop Aringarosa Jürgen Prochnow as Andre Vernet Paul Bettany as Silas Jean Reno as Captain Fache Studio: Sony Pictures Directed by: Ron Howard By KEVIN CARR "The Da Vinci Code" is probably the most anticipated film adaptation to hit the screens since "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" made their debuts five years ago.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Friday, May 26 at 9:33 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a skateboard was stolen. at 10:12 a.m., a White Earth resident reported being assaulted. at 2:29 p.m., a rural Park Rapids resident reported a chainsaw and $1,000 worth of fishing tackle were stolen. at 9:38 p.m., a Ponsford house was reported vandalized. at 10:18 p.m., a Detroit Lakes domestic was reported.
If you've never seen the Beehive star cluster, or even if you have, here comes a great chance to catch it in the company of luminaries. Through most of June, the Beehive consorts with the likes of Saturn, Mars and a thin crescent moon. Though Jupiter and the summer stars occupy center stage, June's real drama plays out near the sky's western curtain, where the Beehive hovers before making its yearly exit. A fuzzy patch of light in the west, the Beehive resolves into a striking array of stars when seen through binoculars.
50 Years ago June 1, 1956 -- Three teenagers escaped injury when their new Ford Thunderbird was heavily damaged after it ran into the side of a moving N.P. freight train at the Lake Avenue crossing. They were Janyce Roel, 18, Linda Nelson, 18, and Leopoldo Caravantes, 19. Principal of the Detroit Lakes junior-senior high school for the past two years, J. Paul Anderson, has tendered his resignation to take a similar position at the Meadowbrook School in suburban Minneapolis. Five Becker County girls registered as candidates in the queen contest as part of the Dairy Days.
Chaplain Major John Morris of the Air National Guard gave a presentation, "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon," at Riverside United Methodist Church Thursday. He outlined the difficulties communities, families and soldiers will endure when soldiers are reintegrated into the community. Morris began by holding a model canoe in the air. He said each family is in a canoe paddling across the "lake of life" in a craft that demands balance and a sharing of responsibilities.
The Cormorant Area Art Club will be hosting a pastel workshop featuring Minnesota State University Moorhead Professor Carl Oltvedt on June 7, 8 and 9 at the Cormorant Community Center. The public is invited to a demonstration by Professor Oltvedt on Thursday evening, June 8, at 7 p.m. There will be no charge, and refreshments will be served. Professor Carl Oltvedt earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Independence Party's governor candidate, Peter Hutchinson, harshly criticized the recently completed legislative session. "Our leaders have been flying around the state, patting themselves and their parties on the back," he said. "Up in the thin air, they can't see that politics is broken." Hutchinson said the session will be remembered for arguing about gay marriage, failing to fund transportation, "a health care bill held hostage by abortion politics" and a continuation of higher-cost government. A Hutchinson release raised questions about how he is portraying himself.
July 28, 1940-May 28, 2006 Gladys Bennett, 65, of Vergas, died in her home on Sunday, May 28, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Gladys Klever was born the daughter of Harry R. and Hulda (Zarn) Klever on July 28, 1940 in Henning, Minn., where. she was raised and attended school, graduating from Henning High School in 1958. Following graduation, Gladys worked in Fergus Falls as a bank teller, and then she moved to Fargo. She married Donald LeRoy Bennett in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Henning on Dec. 7, 1963.