DL News Staff
Not even in the World Series have the Twins scored a victory as important as last weekend's triumph at the State Capitol. Not even in the World Series have the Twins scored a victory as important as last weekend's triumph at the State Capitol. A new open-air ballpark in downtown Minneapolis secures baseball in Minnesota for generations to come. The benefits will flow not to team owner Carl Pohlad (he's 90) or to wealthy players (they can always find a new city), but to millions of ordinary people throughout the Upper Midwest for whom the Twins are a part of life's fabric.
When the topic of our state's United States Senatorial delegation comes up, for many Minnesotans the first and only response is Norm Coleman. He remains a visible leader on multiple fronts, whether investigating the scandal ridden United Nations or pushing legislation to reduce tax breaks for big oil. One may agree or disagree with his positions, but he remains engaged and accountable to his constituency. Not so much so with our other senator, huh -- what's his -- oh yeah, Mark Dayton. As Mr.
Last week was the funeral for Donny, 73. Born with Down syndrome at a time when society hid away the mentally handicapped, Donny was fortunate to spend the last decades of his life in the arms of a loving family who cared for him through thick and thin. After the funeral at the big church in town, the basement was filled with chattering locals as well as those who traveled a great distance to remember Donny's life. Donny was a character.
If you will be driving in northern Minnesota -- especially Becker County this Memorial Weekend -- wear your seatbelt and stay within the speed limit. Area law enforcement agencies will be on patrol this holiday, which traditionally signals the start of the summer tourist season. Lt. Mike Hanson of the Minnesota State Patrol, Detroit Lakes, said Memorial Weekend is normally busy in terms of motorists.
A Waubun man was killed in an all-terrain accident near White Earth Sunday. Warren LaDue, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene, which was along County Road 21, about 3.5 miles north of White Earth. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said it appears that LaDue's ATV went down an embankment and was thrown from the ATV, striking a fence. Gordon said it appears that speed was not a factor in the accident.
The good news for the Detroit Lakes softball team was it was able to record the second earned run given up this season by Thief River Falls' pitcher Brittany Johnson. The bad news it was the Lakers' only run. Johnson held the No. 5 Lakers to just two hits as the No. 4 Prowlers downed DL 4-1 in the first round of the Sub-Section 8-2 playoffs Tuesday in TRF. DL senior pitcher Steph Wilson was also up to the task, allowing just one earned run and scattering six hits.
The Perham Pirates defeated the host Bluffton Braves by a score of 4-1 Sunday afternoon. The Pirates scored two in the top of the first with leadoff hitter Chris Engberg singling to center. Mike Winjum followed with a single to center. Phil Kirchner bunted the runners over, Noah Johnson singled in Engberg for the first run. Winjum scored the second run for the Pirates on a dropped fly ball in left field off the bat of Peyton Burkman. The Pirates used some speed on the bases in the third, as Kirchner doubled with one out.