DL News Staff
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"You have to spend some money to make more money." It's an adage which the Minnesota Legislature is finally coming to terms with. After almost a dozen years of haggling, planning, lobbying and educating, stadium deals for Minnesota's sports teams are finally being seriously considered. Just Friday, a key House committee agreed not to hold a referendum on the proposed sales tax for a Twins' stadium which would be built in Minneapolis. This is also good news for the efforts of the Minnesota Vikings, who are trying to pass a stadium bill to build their stadium in Anoka County.
Some changes in the lineup, along with more experience, are helping the Detroit Lakes baseball team to get closer to making it over the hump against section teams. A fired-up Lakers team came out belting the ball against visiting Moorhead Thursday at Washington Park, but high intensity wasn't enough, as the Spuds prevailed with two runs in the top of the seventh to claim a 10-8 victory. "I was very happy with the kids' intensity," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. "They stepped it up against some higher level of competition.
Timing is everything. Frazee's Jason Buhr broke an early season 0-7 slump when he hammered a grand slam in the second to put the Hornets up 4-2 and key a 12-7 victory over Breckenridge Thursday.
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.