DL News Staff
By TERRY VANDROVEC Fargo Forum After stepping down from the podium, Ted Rud posed for a picture with his main competition. So either the New York Mills senior didn't feel that threatened by a deep pool of high jumpers, or his demeanor is just that contradictory to his last name. "We're pretty good friends," Rud said of Frazee junior and high jump runner-up Drew Daggett.
One can't accuse Detroit Lakes sophomore golfer Mike Brodsho of not being able to adapt and evolve. For one, Brodsho made more than a three-stroke improvement on his score average from his freshman to sophomore year. His quick progression was one of the main keys in his qualifying for the Class 2A state meet as a mere sophomore. But to be more concise, Brodsho made some effective adjustments during the two-day Section 8-2A meet at the Greystone Golf Course in Sauk Centre last Monday and Tuesday.
The Detroit Lakes American Legion Post 15 team will pretty much look the same as it did last year, with the majority of its players returning, and only one factor hopefully not making a repeat appearance -- their record. The Laker baseball team struggled through the 2005 Legion season, finishing with a record of 8-20. But looking on the horizon, the same group returns more seasoned and more prepared than a year ago. "Pretty much our full squad is back, with three 19-year-olds returning," said DL head coach Keith Blattenbauer. "We should have 13 to 15 players, which is a full squad.
Golf tournament information The Knights of Columbus of Detroit Lakes will be holding a golf tournament Monday, June 19, at 4:30 p.m. at the Maple Hills Golf Course. The format is four-person, best ball, with entry fees set at $35 per person. Proceeds go to the Knights Community Charities Commission. For more information or entry forms, call Al Scherer at 847-6496. DL girls' golf reception scheduled A welcome home reception will be held for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team Thursday, June 8, at the DLHS commons area beginning at 5 p.m.
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About 800 people gathered Friday in Fargo to pay their final respects to a fallen hometown soldier. National Guard Spc. Michael Hermanson, 21, was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade May 23 in Iraq. During Friday's ceremony, nearly everyone who spoke, including North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven, called Hermanson a true hero. "Every day we draw a free breath, we recognize we owe that breath to Michael, our hero," Hoeven said. Hermanson was also remembered for his dedication to serving his country. Hoeven said when he thinks of patriotism, he thinks of Hermanson.
Vicki Peterson stood in the parking lot of Fargo's First Lutheran Church on Friday holding an American flag. She was taking one hour of vacation from her job to say goodbye to a soldier she'd never met. "My daughter's sister-in-law's husband was killed in Iraq last July," she said. "When we were in that funeral procession, I know how much it meant to see the people standing and waving flags and showing their support. "I thought, it's not much, but it's something I can do for this family," Peterson said, referring to National Guard Spc.
In preparation for a Fargo soldier's funeral Friday, the Fargo Police Department is boosting its numbers to ensure a peaceful ceremony. Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes said he expects 10 members of a Topeka, Kan., church to line the funeral procession of National Guard Spc. Michael Hermanson, 21, who was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq last week. The Westboro Baptist Church members who are expected to attend believe God is killing American soldiers because they fight for a country tolerant of homosexuality.
Tim Pawlenty stood in front of a calm lake on a sunny, idyllic day, promising four years of keeping taxes low, making government accountable, being fiscally responsible and continuing the record pace of locking up sex offenders and methamphetamine users. And he promised Wednesday to serve out his four-year term if re-elected Minnesota governor. The first-term Republican issued no new proposals during his half-hour lakeside re-election announcement near his Eagan home.
The mayor of Hawley pleaded guilty Wednesday to a burglary charge for entering another man's home and tacking a threatening note to a wall. Davis Jon Blakeway, 30, entered the guilty plea for fourth-degree burglary, a gross misdemeanor, before Judge Michael Kirk in Clay County District Court. Blakeway initially faced stiffer charges of felony second-degree burglary and making terroristic threats. His plea resulted in a sentence of 365 days suspended for two years and a $1,500 fine. Blakeway left the courthouse without commenting.