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James Swenberg, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, nutrition, and pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Detroit Lakes native, has been named Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. He is the son of Clara Lysaker of Detroit Lakes and a 1960 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. The award is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. Swenberg's successful research career has focused on chemical carcinogenesis and toxicology, with an emphasis on studying t
First, Kirby Puckett was taken away from baseball fans as a player way too early. Then, on March 6, he was taken away from life far too prematurely. Dead at 45 from a stroke, Puckett leaves this realm of life as one of the most famous athlete to don a Minnesota professional sports jersey. His stardom superseded the boundaries of Minnesota though. After news of his unfortunate death, Puckett's name was honored throughout the nation by opposing Major League players, and even rival Minnesota Twins' fans.
In many areas of the Midwest, walleye season has closed. In other areas of the Midwest, ice conditions aren't conducive to safe ice-fishing. In other words, ice-fishing for walleyes is pretty much done for the year. There is one place though, where you can still fish through the ice for walleyes. That place is Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota. Walleye season is open on Lake of the Woods until mid-April, the ice is traditionally safe up to that time, and the fishing can be outstanding. In fact, the bite gets better as mid-April gets closer.
Last week, I wrote of the popularity of the .30-06 cartridge, now a century old, and first made at Springfield, Mass. What are the rifles and calibers most commonly used by Americans for deer hunting and other shooting? One of the "big three" in hunting-fishing magazines, Field & Stream, recently conducted a survey of hunters and shooters, asking their preferences by brand names and models. The questions always asked "best ever made," not necessarily whether they owned it or not.
Time is valuable. Time is a hindrance. Two disparaging statements which can describe the new two-half format which was integrated into the 2005-06 Minnesota State High School League boys' and girls' basketball seasons. The new look came on the scoreboard, with two 18-minute halves replacing the four eight-minute quarters. The obvious change was the four extra minutes added to the games. But there were several other, less noticeable differences the change made to the game of Minnesota high school basketball. Less noticeable, that is, to fans, not necessarily coaches.
McDonald's Restaurant in Detroit Lakes joined McDonald's restaurants around the region in raising $16,881 for the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo during the fourth annual World Children's Day event. During this three-day event, a portion of sales on selected McDonald's products were donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Also, the "Give A Hand" promotion gave customers a chance offer support by purchasing paper hands, displayed at the restaurants. World Children's Day is McDonald's annual global fundraiser for children in more than 100 countries.
Scarlett Horning Feb. 22, 1942-March 1, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Scarlett M. Horning, 64, died March 1, 2006, at her home in Naples, Fla. Scarlett Melanie Enyart, the daughter of Sylvia (Gramm) and Kenneth "Rudy" Enyart, was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Hazen, N.D. She attended elementary and high school in Stanton, N.D., and spent her early years living in or near Stanton, in various locations, and on the family farm just south of Stanton. Scarlett graduated from Minot State Teachers College in 1965, with a degree in special education for the deaf.
DEAR ABBY: My young son and his wife split up nine months ago. "Paige" had a troubled past and unfortunate parenting. We took her in while they were dating - Paige had just turned 18 - and my husband and I finished parenting her. Abby, Paige cheated on our son, began drinking and using drugs, and broke up another man's family. There were three children involved, and it was ugly. Our son was willing to go to marriage counseling - Paige refused.
Natural Innovations is proud to bring David Winkelman back to present for our upcoming speaker forum, "Renewable Energy and Green Technology," on Thursday, March 30, at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes. Room C101. The event, which takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room C-101, is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. As fuel prices tug at our purse strings and the impacts of climate change pull at our conscious, people are looking to alternative, or what many are starting to call, 'preferred' energy. But, how does it all work?