DL News Staff
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for May 12, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. The next two weeks will bring the majority of migrants to the northwest; already, warblers are starting to be reported, and the next days will bring most of the rest. Trees are almost fully leafed out, so warbler watching will be a challenge this year. Rain in varying amounts fell during three days this week, so the area is wet, and gravel roads will be sloppy for a few days. Al Batt reported a western tanager in rural Carlos on May 7.
Elisabeth Ann Clark and Josh Matthews Haugrud announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Terrance and Debra Clark and Jeff and Peggy Haugrud, David and Leatha Warren. Elisabeth graduated from Detroit Lakes and is employed by Kmart in Detroit Lakes. Josh graduated from Lake Park and is employed by Olson Drywall in Hawley. A June 3 wedding is planned in the Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes
Friends and family welcome. Come celebrate Walter Myers 95th birthday, Sunday, May 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Eksjo Church of Lake Park. No gifts please, but your cards are welcomed.
Friends and relatives are invited to help Rome Villiard celebrate his 80th birthday Sunday, May 28, from 2-4 p.m. in Lamplighter Manor. No gifts please.
Paul and Janice Ness of Detroit Lakes will celebrate their 50th anniversary, hosted by their children Pamela, Vicki, Lisa, Janice and Christopher and grandchildren. An open house will be held in the American Legion Clubhouse in Detroit Lakes on Sunday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m. They were married on June 3, 1956, in the Egelund Lutheran Church in Rochert. No gifts please.
The May 12th grain supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture caught traders and analysts by surprise. And that prompted welcome news for wheat and corn prices. Soybeans, however, remained steady due to a forecast of record carryout for 2006-07 of 650 million bushels. However, even that possibility wasn't entirely negative for trader Marc Chiodo of Slipka Trading Group, Minneapolis. Chiodo noted there is usually a large soybean forecast at the beginning of the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats recently unveiled their plan for energy independence. The plan, developed by the Rural Working Group, would rapidly expand the production and distribution of biofuels; encourage the deployment of new engine technologies for flex fuel, hybrid and biodiesel vehicles; and encourage cutting-edge research to develop the next revolution in renewable energy. "The energy challenges facing our nation are real, but Americans are ready to meet the challenge," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Domination would be the word to describe the Detroit Lakes girls' track and field performance at the Mid-State Conference meet Tuesday in Staples. The Lakers simply made it look academic, winning nine events and sweeping the top two positions in four of them to key their 206.5 points on the day. Staples-Motley was the next closest with 150 points. "It was an outstanding day for the girls," said DL head coach Mike Labine.
The regular season was capped by the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team, ending with a split in its home triangular Thursday. Laker head coach Jim Hinson made some changes in the lineup to prepare for the upcoming Sub-Section tournament, but against Staples-Motley those changes didn't work as well as planned. The Cardinals downed the Lakers 5-2, while DL rebounded with a 7-0 win over Perham later in the day. "We changed the lineup some in order to help prepare for subsections, we did not adjust well enough to win," Hinson said.
By TERRY VANDROVEC Fargo Forum Drew Daggett won as many times Tuesday as he did throughout the entire basketball season, which was one victory more than he experienced in the past two football seasons combined. Did the Frazee junior expect to take home a four-pack of first-place medals from the Heart O' Lakes Conference outdoor track and field championships at Ted Meinhover Field? "Kind of, yeah," he said with a smile. "A smaller meet like this, you know names and stuff and you know who you're up against.