DL News Staff
With the onset of warm weather and increased fuel costs driving travelers to alter-natives, public safety officials urge vigilance and attention on roadways as Minnesotans reclaim the outdoors. Of the 563 fatalities last year, there were 60 motorcycle operator/passengers, 46 pedestrians, and six bicyclists killed -- nearly 20 percent of total traffic deaths. Notably, with more than 185,000 motorcycle registrations -- an increase of 64 percent over 10 years -- Minnesota is at an all-time high in motorcycle ownership. Motorcycles crashes are also on the rise.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library offers an online database to help customers easily troubleshoot and repair vehicles. The Auto Repair Reference Center contains the complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series. The content includes more than 150 easy-to-read, illustrated auto repair manuals on all auto repair procedures for about 21,000 vehicles, more than 56,000 Technical Service Bulletins; wiring diagrams and labor time estimates.
Wednesday, May 24 Open dancing The Fargo American Legion hosts open dancing, 8-11 p.m. sponsored by Victor's Dance Studio. 701-293-8362 for info. Nickel Creek performs The contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, with special guest Ricky Votolato, performs at the Fargo Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster outlets or the Fargo Theatre Box Office during business hours. Charge by phone at 701-235-7171 or visit www.ticketmaster.com . Prices: $29.50 in advance or $30 day of show; all seats reserved, all ages welcome. Spring Fling dinner The Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave.
Question: With the open water boating season now upon us how can my driver's license be affected if I am arrested for BWI (boating while impaired)? Answer: According to statute 169A.07 if you do not have a prior offense on your record then you are not subject to the loss of your driver's license. Of course, you will be subject to criminal penalties such as a fine and possible jail sentence.
Within the next 10 years, the number of registered all-terrain vehicle riders in Minnesota is expected to soar by more than 250 percent.
The crowning of Miss Vergas 2006 will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. All young woman ages 17-21 are encouraged to run in the three-phase competition and vie for hundreds of dollars in educational scholarships. The eligibility criteria includes candidates must be 17 years old by Sept. 1 and have not reached 21 by that same date. All contestants must be a legal resident of the Frazee-Vergas, Perham-Dent, Pelican Rapids or Detroit Lakes school districts or have close personal ties with the community of Vergas. Princess Altona 2005, Alex Gunderson, will crown her successor on Friday, Aug.
50 Years ago May 25, 1956 -- Detroit Lakes High School's two-man regional track squad -- Lynn Winter and Bob Moe -- picked off 16.5 points to finish second in the Region Six track and field meet. Robert Piche, 15, Detroit Lakes, was among the minor accident patients treated at St. Mary's hospital. He sustained a cut on one of his hands when he fell from a tree. The condition of George Jacobson, 79, Lake Park, struck by a car Friday night, was reported on Thursday as "poorly" at St. Mary's Hospital where he is a patient.
Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, May 25 Jail and bail Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes hosts a Jail and Bail event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the club's handicapped accessible playground.