DL News Staff
The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team took their shot at the Mid-State Conference title by loading up their doubles, with the plan producing two championships and a runner-up duo. But the Lakers fell short of the conference banner, finishing third with 22 points, while Staples-Motley took top honors with 27 and Park Rapids second at 25. The Lakers filled their singles slots with younger players, who played well, but not quite enough to tip the scales in their favor. Seniors Shawn Gode and Sam Neitzke sealed a Mid-State championship in No.
Most areas were covered by the Detroit Lakes softball team in its sweep of visiting Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday at Snappy Park, with pitching being the key in game one and hitting in game two. The Lakers' offense, in fact, came up clutch in both wins after leaving just a combined six runners on base, compared to a total of 13 RBI by DL hitters. "The girls came up with some clutch hits, and they are getting more and more confident up at the plate," said DL head coach Phil Kirchner.
The Detroit Lakes girls' golf team is making for a great linkster squad, but a terrible waltzing partner. The Lakers have excluded the "one step back" move during the 2006 season, instead opting for the more unconventional "one step forward, one step forward" offering. For the game of golf, the Lakers have been an anomaly with their above-consistent play. The squad hasn't experienced one hiccup in the regular season, which ended Tuesday at the Detroit Country Club.
Feb. 24, 1927-May 13, 2006 Joyce J. (Sundeen-Kell) Riebe, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by music and the love of her family and friends. Joyce Jeanette Sundeen was born to Oluf and Eva (Fifer) Sundeen on Feb. 24, 1927 in Brocket, N.D. Joyce graduated in 1944 from Lakota High School, attended the University of North Dakota (UND), and graduated in 1948 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a degree in speech.
July 11, 1932-May 12, 2006 Donald O. Aschbrenner, 73, of Alexandria, Minn., died on Friday, May 12, 2006 at his home. Donald was born on July 11, 1932, in Wausau, Wis., where he grew up and attended school. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-54. On Nov. 13, 1954, Don married Isabel Nowacki in Athens, Wis.
March 26, 1938-May 12, 2006 Wesley W. Jokela, 68, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home south of Osage. Wesley Werner Jokela was born to Harry A. and Lydia (Saima) Jokela on March 26, 1938 in Wadena. He attended the District #92 Country School near his home, and went on to attend the Menahga Public High School. He married Karol Harsha on Oct. 29, 1960. They were blessed with four children, Duane, Sharon, Janelle and Annette. Wesley worked as a welder for the Fargo Tank Company in Fargo, and the Park Rapids Trailer Factory and Knapp-Grover, Inc. of Park Rapids.
No sooner had the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled the state's new 75-cent-a-pack cigarette fee legal on Tuesday than lawmakers began arguing anew about what to do with it. Tax relief was the No. 1 suggestion for how to spend the up to $400 million the court ruling made available.
The Minnesota Senate passed 36-30 a Renewable Electricity Standard May 11 that will require utilities to get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy by the year 2020. "We are one step closer to creating a modern and reliable energy system for the 21st Century," said Michael Noble, executive director of Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy. "A Renewable Electricity Standard opens the doors to a new electricity industry that will bring thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into Minnesota's economy.
Detroit Lakes Schools will be offering the very first Anishinaabe Immersion Camp to be held at the Anishinaabe Culture Center, 921 8 St. SE in Detroit Lakes. Camp will be two, one-week sessions, which will be divide students according to their current grade: Grades K-3 will attend camp June 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon. A snack will be provided. Grades 4-7 will attend camp June 19-23 from 1 to 4 p.m. A snack will be provided. Grades 8-12 will attend camp June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lawmakers are close to agreeing on a plan to clean Minnesota's polluted waters, but they still are fishing for a way to pay for it. The Minnesota House on Monday voted 127-5 to approve the so-called Clean Water Legacy Act, establishing guidelines for how Minnesota's waters are to be tested for pollutants. It also creates an appointed council to advise on the cleanup of dirty lakes, streams and wetlands. The legislation is needed because Minnesota is out of compliance with federal clean water laws, said Rep.