DL News Staff
Area business owners heard "the good, the bad and the ugly truth" about Wal-Mart's arrival in the community from veterans of the invasion, Bemidji State University professors and a student studying the issue. After hearing them present their views on Minnesota Public Radio, Business owner Jill Johnson had invited the trio to present their views. Professor of business administration Carol Nielsen introduced "the good" Sam Walton who had championed "small business" ethics, this in contrast to "Wal-Mart Today." "Wal-Mart is as big as Home Depot, Kroger, Target, Costco, Sears and Kmart combined
A New York Mills woman remains in the Otter Tail County jail after being charged with felony complaints on April 26. Forty-nine-year-old Diana Lee Koljonen was charged in Otter Tail County District court with fleeing peace officers, third degree theft, and driving after revocation after a shoplifting report was received from an employee of Nadines in Perham on April 24. According to court documents, Koljonens vehicle was stopped on North Boardman Avenue in New York Mills by an Otter Tail County Sheriffs Deputy because the vehicle and the driver matched the description of the alleged Nadines
Pine Lakes property owners will be surveyed in the coming weeks, to determine the level of interest in connecting to Perham city sewer. The Pine Lakes Improvement District will be conducting the survey, which will be the key step in determining whether the project should be considered. There are about 700 homes around Big Pine and Little Pine. Discussions about connecting to Perham municipal wastewater treatment began late last summer. Connecting to Perham city water is also being considered.
RED LAKE -- Last Saturday, members of the Red Lake Nation angled for the first walleye from their sacred lake for the first time in almost nine years. This Saturday, the state will open the eastern portion of Upper Red Lake to sport walleye fishing for non-Red Lake members.
There's a new type of Raider walking the Lake Park-Audubon school hallways. For the first time in the school's history, the Raiders are fielding both a baseball and softball team for the 2006 season. The two squads started out as developing entities and played junior varsity schedules. The two teams will ease into the varsity competition, with an estimated time of two more years to make the jump from JV to the next level. With both seasons now completed, both Raider teams enjoyed new energy from the players, coaches and fans alike.
There are not many hurdlers in the state of Minnesota who are on Frazee junior Drew Daggett's level. But it just so happens the one who is -- Eric Asfeld -- lives just a half hour away on Highway 10 in Wadena, and that has made for quite the rivalry this season. Their latest duel came Thursday at the Daggett Invitational in the 110-meter high hurdles. Daggett would take the early lead, leading through the first 50-plus meters, but Asfeld would pull away with about 40-meters to go and win the event with a time of 14.70 -- or .20 of a second ahead of Daggett.
Win No. 5 was marked in the books for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team Thursday, as the Lakers won the Menahga/Sebeka Invite at Blueberry Pines for the first time ever. Senior Christine Herzog also jumped back on the medal stand, sharing medalist honors with Fosston's Kristi Lucken at 78. The medalist performance was Herzog's seventh of the season. More importantly, the Lakers bested Section 8-2A top contenders Bemidji, by one stroke, and Moorhead, which finished third with a 360.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Detroit Lakes baseball team started off a bit sluggishly while hosting the Staple-Motley Cardinals Thursday, but the Lakers made up for their slow start with a much improved game two of the double-header, taking it by the score of 12-5 after losing the opener 7-4. "Give credit to Staples, they came out in the first game an played well," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. "They made the plays when they had to and got a few big hits. We did not do the same." Staples-Motley scored two runs in the second inning off pitcher Matt Huberty.
By BRIAN WIERIMA firstname.lastname@example.org Over the course of the 2006 season, the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team has had its share of narrow defeats, but Thursday in Park Rapids, that narrow loss turned into a close win at the end. The Lakers outlasted their Mid-State Conference counterpart Panthers 4-3, which included a trio of three-set matches in singles play alone -- with DL winning two of them to tip the scales their way. "The guys have worked long and hard, but have come up short in most of their matches," said DL head coach Jim Hinson.
The Detroit Lakes softball team held a share of the Mid-State Conference lead Thursday in Staples, but unfortunately, it was short-lived. After making a 5-3 comeback victory in game one against the Cardinals, the Lakers lost 11-1 in the nightcap to slip back into second place in the conference with a Mid-State record of 8-2. The first-game win over the Cardinals was Staples-Motley's first loss of the season, as DL rallied in the top of the seventh inning for three runs to nab a 5-3 lead. DL pitcher Steph Wilson put the Cardinals down in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.