DL News Staff
The May 12th grain supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture caught traders and analysts by surprise. And that prompted welcome news for wheat and corn prices. Soybeans, however, remained steady due to a forecast of record carryout for 2006-07 of 650 million bushels. However, even that possibility wasn't entirely negative for trader Marc Chiodo of Slipka Trading Group, Minneapolis. Chiodo noted there is usually a large soybean forecast at the beginning of the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats recently unveiled their plan for energy independence. The plan, developed by the Rural Working Group, would rapidly expand the production and distribution of biofuels; encourage the deployment of new engine technologies for flex fuel, hybrid and biodiesel vehicles; and encourage cutting-edge research to develop the next revolution in renewable energy. "The energy challenges facing our nation are real, but Americans are ready to meet the challenge," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Domination would be the word to describe the Detroit Lakes girls' track and field performance at the Mid-State Conference meet Tuesday in Staples. The Lakers simply made it look academic, winning nine events and sweeping the top two positions in four of them to key their 206.5 points on the day. Staples-Motley was the next closest with 150 points. "It was an outstanding day for the girls," said DL head coach Mike Labine.
The regular season was capped by the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team, ending with a split in its home triangular Thursday. Laker head coach Jim Hinson made some changes in the lineup to prepare for the upcoming Sub-Section tournament, but against Staples-Motley those changes didn't work as well as planned. The Cardinals downed the Lakers 5-2, while DL rebounded with a 7-0 win over Perham later in the day. "We changed the lineup some in order to help prepare for subsections, we did not adjust well enough to win," Hinson said.
By TERRY VANDROVEC Fargo Forum Drew Daggett won as many times Tuesday as he did throughout the entire basketball season, which was one victory more than he experienced in the past two football seasons combined. Did the Frazee junior expect to take home a four-pack of first-place medals from the Heart O' Lakes Conference outdoor track and field championships at Ted Meinhover Field? "Kind of, yeah," he said with a smile. "A smaller meet like this, you know names and stuff and you know who you're up against.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' track and field team brought home some Heart O'Lakes Conference gold by winning three events Tuesday in Perham. Freshman Ashley Tingelstad triumphed in a pair of events, winning the 200 dash with a time of 26.45 and the 400 dash at 59.75, the lone competitor with a sub-minute time. Sophomore Toni Tollefson nabbed gold in the high jump with a height of 5-02. The Raider girls finished sixth in the meet with 38 points. Agassiz Valley took top honors with a mark of 122. Two Raider boys placed in the conference meet.
The Detroit Lakes softball team missed hosting a first round playoff game by two unearned runs Thursday. The Lakers lost their regular season finale to visiting Thief River Falls Thursday 5-3, after two late errors were the deciding factors in the close game. The game determined the fourth and fifth seeds in the upcoming Sub-Section 8-2A playoffs, which start Tuesday. With the loss, No. 5 DL will have to travel to No. 4 Thief River Falls for a 5 p.m. start. If the Lakers could have held on for the victory, they would have been hosting TRF.
Youth baseball meeting scheduled A meeting is scheduled for parents and players who are interested in joining the Jaycee and Hooper baseball leagues. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 22, at the DLHS commons area at 6 p.m. for players 15-16 years old. For more information, call Steve Fuhs at 847-4491 or at 847-1910. Hole in One club Bill Yokom of Barnesville made a hole in one at the Forest Hills Golf Course Wednesday, May 17, on hole five, a 155-yard shot using an eighth iron.
June 11, 1908-May 11, 2006 Myrtle A. Johnson, 97, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 -- one month short of her 98th birthday -- at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Myrtle was born on June 11, 1908, in Kindred, N.D. Her family moved to Detroit Lakes in 1911. She attended the Holmes School in Detroit Lakes, graduating in 1927. Upon graduation, she went to work for the Great West Life Insurance Company. In 1930 she married Trygve "Trix" Johnson. Upon his death in 1950, she worked as secretary at Boggs Manufacturing Company.
Oct. 9, 1936-May 15, 2006 Mary Louise Anderson, 69, of Edina, Minn., died Monday, May 15, 2006. Her volunteer work encompassed Girl Scouts, church school, Eastside Community Ministry and Hendy Avenue Volun teers for Education, Elmira, N.Y., Junior League of Minneapolis, Guardian ad Litum-Hennepin County, home-based family literacy program, and serving as a classroom assistant at Whittier School in Minneapolis. Passions included playing piano, enjoyment of music and the arts, cooking, reading, traveling, and a love for nature. Mary Louise is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr.