DL News Staff
In one of those unpleasant surprises that can come with the end of a Minnesota legislative session, a law has been passed requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all homes. The law, which quietly became part of an omnibus public safety bill that Gov.
Good first impressions are sometimes hard to make, but that wasn't a problem for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team this week. Making their first trip to the Minnesota state girls' golf meet Tuesday and Wednes-day at Bunker Hills Golf Course, the Lakers lay claim to the Class 2A state championship by outlasting the field of eight with a team score of 673, winning by 17 strokes over second-place Eden Prairie. The victory was DL's 10th win of the season -- and most obviously the crown jewel to an amazing 2006 season. "It's really just surreal now," said sophomore Dan-elle Olson.
Major league baseball is all atwitter about new Twins pitcher "Boof" Bonser. Whether he can pitch or not, Boof is already a folk hero due to his colorful name. If he strikes somebody out, the fans go "Boof!" Born John Bonser, Bonser changed his name to Boof a few years ago, since that is what everybody calls him anyway. Baseball is full of great nicknames. Catfish Hunter. Oil Can Boyd. Mark "the Bird" Fidrych. Bombo Rivera. Babe Ruth. But in the small town, nicknames are also a vital part of male culture.
I would like to make some comments concerning the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission meeting on May 25. This letter is mostly directed toward Mr. G.L. Tucker, who chaired the meeting. When the agenda of Long Lake came up, I asked Mr. Tucker to please use the microphone that was sitting in front of him. He used it for approximately 30 seconds, then set it down, and did not use it again. Some of us are "senior citizens" and our hearing is not up to par with the younger generation. Because Mr.
"...it hurts. I've been struggling with postpartum depression. Several times I've wanted to die. Yesterday I wanted to kill myself because I don't think I can do this anymore..." During May we celebrate motherhood. But for some women, becoming a mother is not at all what they expected. All the wonderful emotions you believe you will feel upon the birth of a much-awaited child are simply not there. Baby Blues, a mild form of depression associated with childbirth, starts during the first few days after delivery and lasts only a couple of weeks.
Sometimes it's hard distinguishing track and field as a team sport. But in the case of the Frazee boys' track squad, the "team" concept is very strong. A pair of Hornet relay teams -- the 4x200 and 4x400 -- each advanced to the Class 1A state meet this Friday and Saturday at Hamline University. Each unit took a different path to the state, but they eventually will meet up on the Hamline track.
School's out, but the rec center, Latch Key and the Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club are just starting up with their busiest season. If you're in need of summer child care, try one of these three active options. Latch Key SACC, or School Age Child Care (otherwise known as Latch Key) is a program of Detroit Lakes Community Education and Recreation. Its summer hours are 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To be eligible for the program, your child must be enrolled in grades K-6 for next year in the Detroit Lakes School District.
Republican Party activists left Minneapolis Saturday fired up for the Nov. 7 election. "It is exciting to hear from who we have running for office," first-time convention delegate Kenneth Cobb of Bemidji said as time ran out on the three-day event. The 28-year-old echoed party leaders who spoke from the stage since Thursday: "We believe we have the right message." Gov. Tim Pawlenty reminded mostly conservative delegates Friday that Minnesota has a liberal tradition.
With summer ready to explode in the lakes area, J&K Marine is offering a unique barefoot water skiing clinic Thursday through Saturday. Professional barefoot skier and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada World Tour Team member Paul McDonald will be instructing the unique three-day clinic devoted to teaching proper techniques of barefoot water skiing. "The clinic provides a great opportunity to learn from a proper trainer," explained J & K owner Kevin Tinjum.