DL News Staff
Spring and summer bring yard sales, estate sales, farm auctions and similar events, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that placing signs promoting these and other events placed in highway rights-of-way create potential hazards. The practice is also illegal. "With the onset of warmer weather, there is a significant increase of signs and/or items for sale placed along the state's roadways to attract the attention of passing motorists," said Curt Gobeli, Mn/DOT's assistant state maintenance engineer.
A new twist on an old scam has hit Minnesota, and anyone who receives a letter and check from Nationwide Sweepstakes should contact their police department and the Worthington Police Department. The scam involves a letter from Nationwide and a check made out to the individual. In this case, the check is for $5,900, and the letter claims to be a final notice from the International Lotto Syndicate. "This letter serves as an official final notice of a cash payment of $455,000 being held in your name," the letter states.
With summer coming, many Minnesota resorts and campgrounds are split on their projections for the upcoming summer season. In a recent survey conducted by the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association, about 42 percent of those who responded said their summer bookings are looking to be about average, while 28 percent said high or very high and 31 percent said low or very low. For spring business up to now, 38 percent said it has been lower and 27 percent said it has been higher than normal. Minnesota's leisure and hospitality industry generates some $10 billion in gross sales annually.
Detroit Lakes-area students in grades 7 -12 are invited to the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at Central Lakes College in Staples July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is offered as part of the Center of Excellence designation for Bemidji State University and its partnering colleges, including CLC. It is an expanded version of the previous CLC Engineering Camp that had been offered in recent summers on the Brainerd campus. Participants will build battle bots for competition using the latest technological skills gained from instructors at the college.
Jan. 26, 1912-May 31, 2006 Ruth A. Curran, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday May 31, 2006, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Ruth A. Karlstad was born to Albert and Annamarie Karlstad on Jan. 26, 1912 in Northwood, N.D. As a young girl she moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where she received her education, graduating from Grand Forks Central High School. On Dec. 22, 1935, she married Francis A. Curran in Grand Forks. They farmed south of Grand Forks until 1968, when they moved to Seattle, Wash. They also lived for a short time in Hawaii.
Stengrim-Dahlman Engagement Julie Stengrim and Todd Dahlman would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jim and Deb Stengrim and Dean and Mary Dahlman. Julie graduated from Northland Com-munity and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Emmanuel Com-munity in Detroit Lakes. Todd graduated from Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Lakes Redimix in Detroit Lakes. An Aug. 12 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
Grones' 90th birthday An open house celebrating Vera Grones' 90th birthday will be happening on June 11 at the Winchester on Washington, from 3-5 p.m. Come celebrate with Vera. No gifts please.
The 27th annual Memorial Trap Shoot at the Becker County Sportsmen's Club again saw the huge recreational vehicles pull in Friday evening. Some trap shooters also brought their fishing boats, and mixed both activities last weekend. Visitors Dennis Swearingen and Brad Friese, Class AA shooters, lived up to their billing and shot perfect 100 straights from the 16-yard line. They opted for splitting the added money rather than face a shoot-off. Anthony Friesen, Detroit Lakes, did wonders on the 19-yard handicap and sub-junior singles lines.
Marbles Arms & Tackle Company is a 125-year-old name in the retail sales of merchandise needed by fishermen, hunters, trappers and campers. Based in the small northern Michigan town of Gladstone, it is now known as CRR-Marbles, Inc. For more than a century, it was common to see Marbes' one-inch ad in Field & Stream, with a pin-on compass or a hunting knife.
Walleye are often thought of as a fish that live in clear water. They are also often thought of as a fish that, during the summer months, prefer the depths. While it is true that walleyes that are hanging around in clear water will often be deep, it is also true that in many, many situations walleyes will be found in stained water. In fact, when they have a choice, they will often prefer the stained water habitats.