DL News Staff
An effort to start a Co-Ed Softball League in Detroit Lakes is underway, with a minimum of eight teams needed and a maximum of 10. The league would play its schedule Monday nights at Snappy Park. Entry fee for each team is $100. The league will have 10 positions in the field (including a rover) and each team will provide umpires when not playing. The age limit is 16 years old, with a minimum of four females on the field at all times, and no designated hitter rule. The tentative start date for the league is Monday, June 5, if at least eight teams are signed up.
July 3, 1939-April 8, 2006 Betty A. Boswell, 66, of Callaway, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, in her home. Betty Ann Bunker was born to Charles and Florence G. (Jackson) Bunker on July 3, 1939 in White Earth. She grew up in the White Earth and Ponsford area, where she attended school. Betty moved to the Twin Cities in 1973. She married Arnold Boswell in 1999, and returned to Callaway.
ST. PAUL - State lawmakers say a convicted rapist's recent escape from a secure hospital could change plans for sex offender treatment funding this year. Also, as the escaped sex offender remained on the loose, a Minnesota senator said Wednesday he wants the Legislature to hold special meetings to learn about how the security breach occurred. Michael Dale Benson, a Level 3 offender, and three other men broke out of a state-run treatment facility in St.
PEMBINA, N.D. - An earthen barrier stretching 26 miles along the international border between the U.S. and Canada has pitted neighboring farmers, communities and governments against each other. In dry times, it is a distant memory of a feud dating back to the 1940s. During wet years, particularly when floodwaters press up against it, the grass-covered dirt sparks emotions usually reserved for bitter enemies. The Canadian government claims the barrier serves as a road.
When one lives in a small town served by trains seemingly every 10 minutes, it becomes so very easy to condition oneself to ignore them. When trying to wind north or south and 80 plus coal cars have stopped blocking everything save Highway 59, it becomes even easier to wish a little evil on The Little Engine That Could. It appears ever more often and ever more likely that Could just can't seem to anymore, at least in these parts. This being the present case of inconvenience, the thought of embracing rail lines within the community may strike one as foreign.
Identity theft is a serious crime that is costly to the businesses and citizens in Minnesota -- and it's rising in our state. While the crime affects people of all ages, older consumers are often prime targets for identity thieves because they tend to have long credit histories and healthy savings. According to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) survey released in January 2006, over 3,000 identity theft complaints were made to the Identity Theft Clearinghouse from Minnesotans in 2005.
Global warming or not, the official date of the ice out on Big and Little Detroit lakes is now official. The ice officially disappeared on April 13 at 1 p.m., according to Detroit Lakes resident Dick Carr, one of the individuals officially overseeing the occurrence, which has been recorded since 1893. Two separate contests were held this spring on when the ice would leave the popular lakes. The winners were Bob Watson and Dave Stowman, both of Detroit Lakes. This year's ice out repeats the 2005 event.
A new elementary principal and a new architect headlined the monthly meeting of the Lake Park-Audubon School Board Monday. The district received 61 applications for the position being vacated by retiring Principal Rick Hanson. Superintendent Dale Hogie said the interview pool was narrowed by 29 applicants, from which six finalists were chosen.