DL News Staff
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The weather was more reminiscent of duck hunting late in the year than baseball in May, and the Frazee bats cooled off like an October cold front -- as did its fielding in a 16-2 loss to visiting Hawley Thursday. The same cannot be said for the Hawley Nuggets, who seemed perfectly acclimated to the 38 degree temperatures. It took a bit for Hawley to start moving, as Frazee Hornets' pitcher Josh Hoskins equaled Hawley pitcher Andrew Vanhavermaet through two innings, each keeping their opponents scoreless.
For the past several years, the Frazee girls' track and field team was known for its pole vaulting skill. This year is no different. Three Hornet girl vaulters placed in the top six at the Hawley meet Tuesday, with Nancy Bell leading the way in first place with a height of 8-03 under some nasty weather conditions. Following her were Courtney Kallis in third at 7-0 and Leah Stockstrom tied for fifth with a vault of 6-03. "It was good to see three girls place in the top six again in the pole vault," said Frazee head girls' coach Diane Karsten.
The Pequot Lakes baseball team was hit with an enigma Tuesday at Washington Ballpark, and his name was Matt Huberty. The senior Detroit Lakes pitcher baffled Patriot hitters for all seven innings, allowing five scattered hits for a complete-game 5-1 victory. The Lakers played solid defense behind Huberty, committing one error and collecting eight hits -- with several being timely. "I think this is the best overall game we've played this season," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs.
What better way than to win the meet for momentum days before your biggest team competition of the season? The Detroit Lakes girls' track and field team found out by winning their home meet -- the Eagles Invite -- Friday on Mollberg Field Friday. The win foreshadows the Section 8-2A True Team meet, which is Tuesday at Mollberg Field, beginning at 12:15 p.m. The Lakers put together a top performance by accumulating a score of 154 points, bettering second-place Fergus Falls by 11 points.
Champions are made in the offseason. That cliché has been the vestige followed by both the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' golf teams for the 2006 season. And it's one which could make some DLHS history. For the past several years, both the Laker squads have been knocking on the door of the state Class 2A state golf meet as teams -- something which has never been accomplished by either the boys' or girls' squads in the history of DLHS. That drought could realistically be washed away this season, with both teams being serious contenders in their respected Section 8-2A sections.
On any given day, a fifth to a third of the Cass County Jail's inmates are on psychiatric medication. Heidi McLean, correctional nursing supervisor with Fargo Cass Public Health, said one recent week was typical. Of 228 inmates, 20 percent were on medication. Eighteen inmates were waiting to see a psychiatrist, while at least 20 already were under psychiatric care.
Tuesday, May 2 at 2:38 a.m., a Frazee apartment was reported vandalized. at 10:21 a.m., a Waubun woman reported being yelled at by a male motorist about her driving.
ST. PAUL -- Republican House leaders want to cut income taxes beginning in 2008, they announced Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, a House committee advanced a Vikings stadium construction plan. And a Senate panel passed a University of Minnesota stadium, setting up a full Senate debate on three stadium bills. House members probably will vote next week on the newest tax plan if the Taxes Committee finishes work on it today.
By JANELL COLE Forum Communications BISMARCK -- The layers of rock that hold oil in western North Dakota first gave up their treasure near Tioga in 1951. Except for a period in 1999 when the state's oil sold for a paltry $6 a barrel, the petroleum industry has been steadily punching holes in the landscape ever since. Seventeen North Dakota counties yield oil from the prehistoric underground depression known as the Williston Basin, which extends into Canada, northwestern South Dakota and eastern Montana.
It's a kinder, gentler oil boom this time, and that suits Williston just fine. The current rush of oil development in western North Dakota, sparked by a new drilling technique that makes it easier to drain oil from a large area with a single well, then compounded $60-$75 per-barrel prices, doesn't resemble the wild frenzy of 25 years ago. Back then, roughnecks drilled 700-800 wells a year in North Dakota and the oil patch directly employed 10,000 people.