DL News Staff
There is a lot of information flying around about the so-called "H5N1" form of bird flu spreading across Asia and Europe. Depending on which expert you ask, this virus could be on its way to North America in weeks, months or years. That's the bad news. But there is some good news. First, because milder forms of bird flu have circulated here and in other states for years, the U.S.
Sharon Josephson, Detroit Lakes, has been elected chair of the University of Minnesota Extension Service Citizens' Advisory Committee for 2007-08. The announcement was made Thursday by Extension Dean and Director Bev Durgan. Josephson immediately assumes the role of vice-chair under Chair Jon Evert.
Minneapolis spring wheat, July contract; Friday $4.70; Monday Closed; Tuesday $4.70 3/4; Wednesday $4.61 1/2; Thursday $4.59. Chicago corn, July contract; Friday $2.54; Monday Closed; Tuesday $2.54 1/2; Wednesday $2.51 1/4; Thursday $2.54 1/2. Chicago soybeans, July contract; Friday $5.82 1/2; Monday Closed; Tuesday $5.83 1/2; Wednesday $5.79 1/2; Thursday $5.86 3/4. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $79.85; Monday Closed; Tuesday $80.97; Wednesday $80.07; Thursday $80.70.
The Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, along with Meridian Environmental Technology Inc., is providing spring wheat leaf and head disease forecasting models for the 2006 wheat crop. New to the site is leaf disease forecasting, such as tan spot and leaf rust. The forecasting models, developed in part by various university researchers, take current weather data from the weather stations located throughout Minnesota and bordering states, along with the future weather predictions, and estimates the potential risk for various leaf and head diseases to occur in the in the growing wheat crop
This years LQA&E Training for Becker County is going to be held Saturday, June 24, registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the training is 9 a.m. to Noon It will be held at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes.
The signs came early that the 2006 season would be a memorable one for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team. Right out of the gates, the Lakers tied their school record in their first meet of the season at Perham. The progression the team made from that meet to the Section 8-2A meet was so significant that the Lakers obliterated their former DLHS record by 12 strokes in a meet at Staples, with a 320, then tied that mark at the same course later in the season.
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.