DL News Staff
Champions are made in the offseason. That cliché has been the vestige followed by both the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' golf teams for the 2006 season. And it's one which could make some DLHS history. For the past several years, both the Laker squads have been knocking on the door of the state Class 2A state golf meet as teams -- something which has never been accomplished by either the boys' or girls' squads in the history of DLHS. That drought could realistically be washed away this season, with both teams being serious contenders in their respected Section 8-2A sections.
On any given day, a fifth to a third of the Cass County Jail's inmates are on psychiatric medication. Heidi McLean, correctional nursing supervisor with Fargo Cass Public Health, said one recent week was typical. Of 228 inmates, 20 percent were on medication. Eighteen inmates were waiting to see a psychiatrist, while at least 20 already were under psychiatric care.
Tuesday, May 2 at 2:38 a.m., a Frazee apartment was reported vandalized. at 10:21 a.m., a Waubun woman reported being yelled at by a male motorist about her driving.
ST. PAUL -- Republican House leaders want to cut income taxes beginning in 2008, they announced Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, a House committee advanced a Vikings stadium construction plan. And a Senate panel passed a University of Minnesota stadium, setting up a full Senate debate on three stadium bills. House members probably will vote next week on the newest tax plan if the Taxes Committee finishes work on it today.
By JANELL COLE Forum Communications BISMARCK -- The layers of rock that hold oil in western North Dakota first gave up their treasure near Tioga in 1951. Except for a period in 1999 when the state's oil sold for a paltry $6 a barrel, the petroleum industry has been steadily punching holes in the landscape ever since. Seventeen North Dakota counties yield oil from the prehistoric underground depression known as the Williston Basin, which extends into Canada, northwestern South Dakota and eastern Montana.
It's a kinder, gentler oil boom this time, and that suits Williston just fine. The current rush of oil development in western North Dakota, sparked by a new drilling technique that makes it easier to drain oil from a large area with a single well, then compounded $60-$75 per-barrel prices, doesn't resemble the wild frenzy of 25 years ago. Back then, roughnecks drilled 700-800 wells a year in North Dakota and the oil patch directly employed 10,000 people.
Late last month, a student at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria admitted to developing a "hit list." Law enforcement authorities and the student's family were contacted immediately, as well as staff members and parents/guardians of students who were named on the list, according to Ric Dressen, School District 206 superintendent. He noted that the student who wrote the list is currently not in school, pending a complete investigation.
A Detroit Lakes man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly crashing his pickup into three parked cars at a Detroit Lakes auto dealership. Jerry Walden, 54, of 1415 Corbett Road, was arrested for driving while impaired, no vehicle insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. According to a Detroit Lakes police report, eye witnesses said a motorist in a 1995 Dodge Ram half-ton pickup was eastbound on West Main Street, crossed Summit Avenue and entered the R&G Subaru lot, and striking a parked car that caused a chain reaction with two other parked cars. The witnesses told police that the
The names and faces may be irresistible, but the trendiest dogs - hybrid or "designer" dogs like Puggles (Pugs and Beagles) and Labradoodles (Labradors and Poodles) -- are far from perfect. Those who profit from these newly designed dogs tout that, by breeding two different purebred dogs, they create a new breed that possesses all of the positives but not any of the challenges from each breed.