DL News Staff
This time of year panfish are a great fishing option. In some states throughout the Midwest, walleye and bass seasons aren't open yet. However, panfish are fair game in those states. But even if early season angling for all species is allowed where you live, panfish are a good thing to chase. They're fun to fish for, they can be easy to catch, and they're great on the table. Right now is a good time to get in on this action. Water temperature is a very important consideration early in the spring.
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap league got off to a very good start Thursday. The field looked much the same as it was at the close of the 2005 season. Trap committee chairman Buck Cummings is hopeful of some additional teams, adult and junior. There have been some significant changes this season to better accommodate participants, such as shooting ahead or catching up on missed rounds. Shooters and their families have long enjoyed the delicious food available from the club's kitchen on league nights.
Effective March 31, the New Haven manufacturing plant of U.S. Repeating Arms Company ceased production of the Winchester Model 94 lever action .30-30 and the Model 70, a most prestigious centerfire rifle. It is a sad day for the history of these firearms, as both were among the most recognizable, most loved of their type. The hearts of many sportsmen agonize over this, as virtually every deer hunter owned one of these. The larger distributors bought out all of these two models and they moved to the gun racks of retail gun shops overnight.
Religion is one of the most controversial subjects. Wars have been waged, families have been torn apart, and people have died to support or reject a religion. In America today there is separation of church and state to avoid the confrontation of this subject. Even if we do not approach it as a nation, every person as an individual has a decision to make. We decide our values and lifestyles depending on what we believe concerning the afterlife, how we came about, a higher being, and what our purpose here on Earth is. What are we? Why are we here?
Lately, I have been noticing quite a lot of pollution as I stroll about town. Now that the snow has melted away, trash littering the streets is more visible than ever, smog fills the air and chemicals contaminate the earth's water supplies. It has become such a common practice that many do not even give it a second thought. Pollution has become a great problem in today's world and has caused much harm to our environment.
Rebecca Wutzke and AJ Knutson, both of Detroit Lakes, have been named the Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Business Division Students of the Month for March. According to business management instructor, Tony Parker, "Rebecca is an excellent honor student along with being a mother to five children. Her passion to learn is demonstrated in her class projects, reports and group discussions." Rebecca is taking business management courses to prepare for the opening of Freedom Tool and Die, Inc., a business owned by Rebecca and her husband.
The top 48 teams, out of 732 across the state, competed at the Minnesota Service Cooperatives' State Knowledge Bowl Meet held at Brainerd on April 25-26. Lake Park/Audubon took third place. The State Champions are "A" division, St. John's Prep, and "AA" division, St. Anthony. At the state meet, four-person teams compete against one another in one written and five oral rounds of interdisciplinary questions, for a total of 285 questions.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Minnesota History Teacher of the Year Award. The Institute, in partnership with Preserve America, inaugurated the award in 2004. The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. It honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory.
With health costs taking up more and more of the American paycheck, local manufacturer SJE-Rhombus recently devised a unique 12-week fitness program which offered a little something for everyone to promote better health for all their employees. Called the WISE challenge, which stands for weight, inches, smoking cessation and exercise, the distinctive 3-month program provided for a variety of fitness options ranging from Weight Watchers at Work to a free weekend at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, DLCCC. "Our company health plan changed this January to a more consumer driven
The owners and management would like to announce the May 1, grand opening of the Beach Front Grill and Bar, located at 720 West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes. Formerly the Speedway, the new Beach Front Grill and Bar will feature the same staff and menu, noted manager Kim Halmrast.