DL News Staff
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.
ST. PAUL - A meeting that began with promise of quickly resolving the Minnesota Legislature's main task ended amid confusion Wednesday night when Senate negotiators failed to return after a recess. Five House members and five senators met for the first time Wednesday to work out differences in a public works funding bill. Rep. Dan Dorman, R-Albert Lea, had recessed the meeting late Wednesday afternoon, asking senators led by Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, to return at 7 p.m. ready to vote on a House public works project funding proposal - or to present a Senate offer.
For the first time this season, the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team had to play under gloomy skies, but even the soggy weather couldn't dampen the season the Lakers are having. The weekend results -- second place in Bemidji Friday and third in Grand Rapids Saturday -- secured the top overall slot in the Minnesota girls' golf rankings, while senior DL linkster Christine Herzog is rated No. 1 in the state individually, as well. The Lakers tied their section-contending foe Bemidji Friday, with each of the squads tying for second at 346.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Frazee Hornets used an affective arsenal of consistent scoring and good pitching to defeat The West Central Area Knights 11-1 Tuesday. Frazee scored in every inning, and pitcher April Wendt was too much for West Central. "We played well in most aspects of the game, it was not our best game but it was up their," said Frazee head coach Dave Trautman. The Hornets kicked things off in the bottom of the first inning with Jessica King leading off the game with a base hit.
Five Lakes Area Boxing Club youth fighters will be taking part in the last competitive tournament of the season when they box in the Minnesota State Junior Olympic Tournament, which is Saturday and Sunday at the Naytawash Sports Complex. The tournament is staged for 16 years old and under boxers in several different age categories and weight divisions. Representing LAB will be Jason Griego (9-10 years old, 110 pounds), Erik Moltzan (11-12, 90), Casey Holt (11-12, 85), Ed Beaulieu (11-12, 180) and Michael Lucero (15-16, 112).
Daggett does well in 'Elite' meet Frazee junior trackster Drew Daggett finished with a pair of third-place and a seventh in the Hamline Elite Meet Friday in St. Paul. The new meet was developed this year where coaches had to submit entries and only the top nine entries in the state (each Class 1A and 2A) would be accepted. Daggett ran a 15.4 in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing third. He ran a personal best time of 41.06 in the 300 hurdles to tie for a bronze. The Hornet wrapped up the meet with a seventh-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.
The Detroit Lakes Middle School boys' golf team hosted a meet with Moorhead Tuesday, April 25. Gaining medalist honors was Tanner Lane of DL with a 33. Trevor Murphy was second with a 35, followed by a pair of 36s by Charlie Smith and Joe Thompson. The Lakers took part in the Blueberry Pines meet Friday, finishing first with a score of 349 and were led by Tanner Lane with an 83 -- good for medalist honors. Joe Hanson of DL was third overall with an 84.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers Frazee pitcher Josh Hoskins did just what he had to do in a 17-0 victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings Thursday. "I just had to go out there and throw strikes after we got the lead," Hoskins said. The Hornets received a lot of help in the top of the first inning as control trouble and errant fielding led to nine runs for Frazee. Scoring for the Hornets in the first came on seven walks, three errors and two hits.
The Lake Park-Audubon boys' and girls' track teams took to the Valley Plains Conference meet April 18, with several Raiders placing with top six finishes. Freshman phenom Ashley Tingelstad remained on a searing pace, winning two events and finishing second in a third. Tingelstad -- who set a new LP-A record in the 400-meter dash at 60.63 in Barnesville Tuesday -- won the long jump with a mark of 15-0 and the 200 dash with a time of 27.26. The Raider finished with a silver in the 100 dash at 13.04, behind sophomore Laura Ciernia of Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal, who had a 12.94.
Three errors in the bottom of the seventh inning scratched the Detroit Lakes softball team's perfect Mid-State Conference record, but the Lakers didn't leave Pequot Lakes without a victory in the double header. The fallible seventh inning for the Lakers forced a split Tuesday against the Patriots, as DL fell into second place in the conference with a record of 5-1. The team did rebound, erasing any doubt there would be a split by taking the nightcap by the score of 13-3.