DL News Staff
Advocates for Minnesota's woods, waters and public airwaves scored a collective victory Tuesday as lawmakers decided to give voters the chance to set aside tax dollars to benefit those interests. On a 78-55 vote, the Minnesota House approved a proposal allowing citizens to weigh in on whether the state constitution should be amended to dedicate revenue from the existing statewide sales tax for conservation programs, cleanup of polluted waters, parks and trails projects and the arts. The measure that passed the closely divided GOP-controlled House was similar to the initial proposal by Rep.
April 30, 1926-April 22, 2006 Adeline I. Knutson-Balsimo, 79, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, in her home. Adeline Ione Wateland was born April 30, 1926, in Colfax, N.D., to Hjalmer and Hilda (Anderson) Wateland. She was raised and educated near Colfax. During her early years, she worked in Fargo and for Boeing Aircraft in Washington. She married Bernard Knutson Sr. in Fargo in 1944. He died in 1970. She later married Michael Balsimo in Minneapolis, where they lived and managed apartment buildings.
A group of five Icelandic professionals visited the Detroit Lakes area this week. They are a part of Rotary's Group Study Exchange. While the group from Iceland is in the Minnesota district, a group from district 5580, including Detroit Lakes, is in Iceland for five weeks. Noon Rotary President Adrienne Buboltz said the group usually goes from club to club, staying a few days in each town. This year, there were so many scheduled stops, the group was in Detroit Lakes for only about a day. They got to tour Itasca State Park and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge.
Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m., engine parts were reported missing at the Detroit Lakes Airport. Tuesday, April 18 at 3:19 p.m., a rural Osage resident reported house steps had been set on fire. Wednesday, April 19 at 9:12 a.m., a rural Lake Park cabin break-in was reported, with items taken, including a boat lift. at 6:13 p.m., a Detroit Lakes resident was reported burning leaves. at 9:44 a.m., a rural Detroit Lakes cabin was reportedly vandalized. Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes lumber yard reported two nailers, valued at $706, were stolen. Friday, Ap
Two felony complaints were filed against a Fargo man in Becker County District Court Friday. Eldon Komad, 24, of 1520 16 1/2 Street South, is accused of theft of property/services and attempted theft, stemming from separate incidents in March against a Detroit Lakes business. On March 13, Komad allegedly asked UPS to hold all of the packages being shipped to Seaberg Power Sports because of a plumbing problem. UPS contacted Seaberg March 15 about the packages. Seaberg officials told the shipping company there was no plumbing problem.
The key to the Detroit Lakes girls' golf season will be gaining consistency in each meet from throughout the lineup. Well, for the start of the season at least, the Lakers are consistently getting their consistency. For the fourth-straight meet, senior Christine Herzog won medalist honors -- taking all three meets Thursday through Saturday in Brainerd and Staples-Motley. And her teammates are following suit, as the Lakers won the two-day meet at Brainerd's Preserve and Pines golf courses, finishing with a tournament-best 682.
By BRIAN WIERIMA email@example.com Is it a case of being hot at the right time or just being good? Detroit Lakes head boys' golf coach Bob Gorden believes it's the latter when describing his team. The Lakers put together their best effort of the season Saturday in Perham, scoring an all-time low DLHS mark with a three-under par (counting the team's top four scores) 289 to win the meet held on the Perham Lakeside links. "Some people have come up to me and said how hot our team is. I just think we are a good golf team," Gorden said.
There are several routes to go when trying to build a Super Bowl champion in the NFL. One way is to gobble up big-named free agents every offseason -- ala the Washington Redskins. In most cases -- ala the Redskins -- this proves to be expensive and just leaves a big pricetag and future salary cap misgivings for the future. Another way are trades, which are really far and few between in this day and age of the NFL.
A big hit by Menahga's Kyle Dormanen was enough to spark the Braves to a big nine-run rally in the sixth inning to key a 15-14 victory over the Frazee Hornets Friday in the first round of the Park Rapids Tournament. Due to a scheduling conflict with Frazee's prom, the Hornets' second round game Saturday was cancelled, with Perham taking the slot. Dormanen's grand slam in the sixth brought Menahga to within one, and as the Braves went on to score a total of nine runs in the inning on five hits, three walks, and two Hornet errors. Frazee came back with a single run in the sixth.
The bar is being set, and it's getting loftier and loftier after each meet for the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' track teams. Each of the Laker squads nabbed silver-place finishes in the Bemidji Relays Friday out of a field of nine teams. For the girls, the team was made up of mostly underclassmen, with many of the seniors and juniors staying back to gain a much needed rest. "It was a great opportunity to look at our younger athletes and help us determine to fill holes for the upcoming section True Team meet (May 9 in DL)," said Laker head girls' coach Mike Labine.