DL News Staff
BARNEY -- a girl, Lainie Elizabeth; born April 10, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. to Theresa Johnson.
YLITALO -- a girl, Sophia Ann; born April 11, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz. to Pearl and Nicholas Ylitalo.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Sunday, April 30 Square dance Northern Minnesota Square Dancers host a dance for the American Heart Association from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. There will be a silent auction. Everyone is welcome to come and bid on items.
By DAN OLSON Special to the Tribune Spring may not be the only thing in the air. Even in this pristine area, ozone and/or fine particulates can reach levels that cause health problems for people with respiratory and heart conditions. In the past there was no way for area residents to know when to take precautions. Now there is. A new automated air quality monitoring station just north of Detroit Lakes will trigger alerts when ozone and/or fine particles levels are high.
50 Years ago May 2, 1956 -- Mrs. Dora Kersting, rural Waubun, won $1,000 and a trip to New York City on the CBS television program Name that Tune. Tuesday was May Day, May 1, but as far as our icy lakes are concerned it didn't mean a thing. Jerry Muench, who operates Muench's Beach on Long Lake, drove a pick-up truck holding 1 1/2 tons of sand to sprinkle over the ice on his beach area. Muench was able to drive directly from the shore onto the ice, which is about 25 inches thick.
A Detroit Lakes man had his first appearance on two charges in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $15,000 against James Swan, 42, of 807 1/2 Washington Avenue. His next court appearance is May 8. Swan is charged with one count each of felony fifth-degree assault and gross misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer with violence. According to the court complaint, Swan was arrested at a Detroit Lakes residence April 24 after he allegedly struck a woman several times and choked her.
The Detroit Lakes Jaycees is sponsoring the Miss Northwest Pageant during the 71st annual Northwest Water Carnival, July 9-16. Girls between the ages of 17-24 that reside from Moorhead to Wadena, East Grand Forks to Alexandria can be part of the pageant. Entry deadline is June 1. For more info, contact Kimberly Bultema at 847-3464 or check out www.dlwatercarnival.com .
A nonprofit group wants to develop 52 acres of north Fargo land into an outdoor mecca of gardens and ponds, complete with a greenhouse, amphitheater and a $10 million-plus glass conservatory. The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society of Fargo recently reached an agreement with the Fargo Park District to begin a three-phase, 30-year project at Yunker Farm near 28th Avenue North and University Drive. The nine-year-old society spent 18 months searching for land to fulfill their "vision" of establishing a botanic garden, arboretum and operating a conservatory in the Fargo-Moorhead area, society