DL News Staff
The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team found out why Thief River Falls was a state tournament team in 2005 and why Fergus Falls will be considered a top contender to win the Sub-Section 8-2A championship this year. The Lakers lost to both powerhouse teams, falling to the Prowlers of TRF 7-0 and to the Otters 6-1. The losses drop DL's record to 2-8 overall. "Our highlights (against TRF) came in the No. 2 and 3 doubles," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "Matt Branstad and Garret Frank lost a heartbreaking match at two doubles.
Four Lakes Area Boxing fighters left the Junior Olympics State Boxing Tournament as champions, while one gained runner-up honors. Four of the champs went unopposed, but still gained state titles. They were: Casey Holt (11-12 years old, 85 pounds), Erik Moltzan (11-12, 90), Jason Griego (9-10, 115) and Ed Beaulieu (9-10, 185). Mike Lucero lost to two-time Junior Olympic champion Brent Stewart in the championship bout in the 15-16 division in the 112-pound weight class.
We don't very often urge our readers to throw down their newspapers and get out of doors, quickly, unless their house is on fire, or there's a total eclipse of the sun. But that's what we're doing today, for no reason at all. Don't give us that look. Admit it -- "out there" is tugging at the senses pretty hard right now. Look around: The water is warming, the rivers are full of hungry fish, lawns are greening up and the leaves have that yellowish new-green look. Tulips are blooming red and orange and pink.
Everything was left out on Mollberg Field Tuesday by the Detroit Lakes girls' track and field team, but the Lakers still came up short in their quest to advance to the State True Team for the sixth time in seven years. "The better team won," said DL head girls' track coach Mike Labine of East Grand Forks' effort in taking the Section 8-2A title, with 547.5 points to DL's 532. "It came down to a depth thing, and East Grand Forks was the better team.
May 25, 1922-April 20, 2006 Wayne F. Gustafson, 83, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was a resident of Waterford's memory loss facilities in Fargo, because he had been an Alzheimer's victim for the last several years. Wayne Franklin Gustafson, the only child of Ben and Freda Marie (Kleer) Gustafson, was born May 25, 1922 in Orion, Ill. The family moved to Ben's father's ranch near Aberdeen, S.D., while Wayne was still a young boy. When Wayne was 14 years old, the family moved to Fargo.
Conrad Michael Dickerson Sr., 58, of rural Menahga, is in custody in the Hubbard County Jail on a charge of second degree attempted murder. Dickerson was arraigned Monday. Judge Jay D. Mondry set bail at $150,000. According to sheriff Gary Mills, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Saturday the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a transferred 911 call from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reporting a domestic with shots fired at 12120 Hubbard Line Rd. As officers were responding, more information was obtained revealing Dickerson was the individual doing the shooting.
"It looks like I'm going to be on the front page of the paper again," Nimrod council member Pat Rathke said before the start of the village's monthly meeting Monday night. Rathke submitted a letter to the council announcing his resignation that evening, saying he wanted to appoint Keith Frame to fill the position. The council, who was not familiar with resignation procedure, consulted the League of Minnesota Cities handbook.
July 9, 1911-May 4, 2006 Former Frazee and International Falls, Minn., resident Amelia E. "Millie" Anderson age 94 formerly of International Falls, died on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Oakland Park Nursing Home, Thief River Falls, Minn. Amelia Ernestine Feldt was born to Fred and Bertha (Bunkowski) Feldt on July 9, 1911 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her childhood was spent growing up in Sheffield, Mass., until she later moved with her family to Frazee in 1917. On Dec. 21, 1937, Amelia married August D. Anderson. She spent many years farming and was owner/operator of the Airport Café & Grocery.
March 13, 1975-May 7, 2006 Jonathan A. Austad, 31, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, in Clear Lake Township, Sherburne County, Minn. Jonathan Allen Austad was born to Gary A. and Kathleen (Carrier) Austad on March 13, 1975 in Fargo. He grew up in Lake Park and White Bear Lake, Minn., where he attended school. He also lived and attended school in Detroit Lakes for two years.
Aug. 31, 1920-May 6, 2006 Rhoda M. Doran, 85, of Hawley, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Rhoda was born to Edwin and Annette (Quam) Grani on Aug. 31, 1920. When Rhoda was 16 months old, her mother died. She, along with her brothers, was raised by several relatives. Rhoda grew up with her Quam grandparents. She was baptized and confirmed at Houglum Lutheran Church. Rhoda married Vernon Doran on Jan. 6, 1942 at Vancouver, Wash.