DL News Staff
With its fifth-place finish in the Pines Invitational Wednesday in Brainerd, the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team's final score of 312 shouldn't be looked on as a step backwards -- compared to the Laker's searing start to the season -- but maybe instead a stutter step. Even after not golfing their best of the season, the Lakers still placed two in the top 10, with Ben Bergquist leading the way after shooting a one-over par 73, good for second overall in the tournament behind Alexandria's Bryce Hanstad's more than solid four-under par 68.
Hole in One Club n Mike Parker of Detroit Lakes made a hole in one at the Lakeview Golf Course in DL on hole eight, a 174-yard shot using a seven wood. Witnesses were Jim Knapp, Jerry Otteson, Bernet Nugent and Dewey Buck. n Barb Fox of Detroit Lakes made a hole in one at the Lakeview Golf Course on hole three, a 123-yard shot, using a metal wood. Witnesses were Barb Scherzer, Charlie Scherzer and Jerry Fox. Klein named to Shrine Bowl team The 33rd Annual Shrine Bowl will consist of players of each North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the first time in its history.
By MIKE McFEELY Fargo Forum Les Kertscher is a dinosaur of sorts.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Nevis School District residents rejected the $3.7 million school completion project this week by a 41-vote margin. "A hundred more people said 'yes' to the project," superintendent Steve Rassier said of the largest voter turnout to date. The referendum had 522 opposed and 481 in favor, compared to November 2003 when 508 said "no" and 389 approved of the proposal. "They took a look at the information and saw it to be a good project," he said of the upswing in electorate approval. But that didn't dispel the disappointment at the school Wednesday. "Now we have to decide if we go back again (
A shoplifting spree in Perham ended up in a chase by deputies, and a collision near New York Mills. In custody in Otter Tail County jail is Diana Koljonen, 49, New York Mills. She is awaiting formal charges stemming from the shoplifting allegations, traffic stop and subsequent chase that ended Monday evening just east of NY Mills. According to an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department news release, the suspect was stopped about 6:30 p.m. by OTC deputies Nathan Selander and Sgt.
Sovereignty was a key issue brought up by all three tribal chairs who served on the panel of the Forum on Tribal Issues Thursday night at Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center. The event was part of American Indian Week at BSU and the setting incorporated the annual Ojibwe Art Expo, which is being held through May 4. On the panel were White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma J. Vizenor, Red Lake Tribal Chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain Jr. and Bois Forte Tribal Chairman Kevin Leecy.
Over the past several decades, small towns have poured millions of dollars into the pipe dream of economic development, hoping to reverse the decline of Main Street by attracting smokestacks and assembly lines to Podunk. "We need some industry," is the cry. We need some big company to come in and to fill our schools with children, keep the coffee cups clinking in our cafes and keep the church basements smelling of hotdishes and coffee. Commissions. Directors. Bureaucrats. Grants. Consultants. Studies. Programs.
The House voted for a new Minnesota Twins ballpark Wednesday after a decade of requests. Representatives spent more than seven hours debating the bill before voting 76-55 to allow Hennepin County to increase sales tax slightly to fund much of the stadium construction costs. The $522 million open-air stadium would be built near Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Most of the debate centered on whether Hennepin County voters should have the right to approve the sales tax increase.
A rural Hawley man was arrested in a windbreak after a tense morning-long wait outside the suspect's home Wednesday. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said deputies arrested James Vernon Doran, 41, 28725 57th Ave. N., on two assault charges, one of them a felony, from a domestic incident earlier in the morning. Doran was found at12:25 p.m. lying in a grove of trees about 75 yards from his house. The Red River Valley SWAT team, which arrived on the scene around 7 a.m., had just searched the house and was searching nearby outbuildings and windbreaks when they found Doran.