DL News Staff
It might be premature to invoke the term "Watergate" in connection with last week's disclosure that, back in 2003, President Bush authorized a White House aide to leak classified intelligence data as a way of discrediting certain critics of the president's Iraq war policy. But the new episode has nagging and disturbing parallels: paranoiac White House retaliation against a political enemy, a tissue of explanations that grows more and more implausible, and worst, abuse of government power to protect the president's reputation. On Sunday Sen.
Gifts gladly accepted. The Detroit Lakes baseball team scored four unearned runs against neighbor Frazee Friday -- while the Hornets notched three, also unearned -- propelling the Lakers to a 4-3 victory over the Hornets on the DLHS Field. Frazee was plagued by four errors, allowing DL to erase a 2-0 first inning deficit with two runs in the fourth, then add two more unearned tallies in the bottom of the sixth for the eventual win. Junior Joe Schiller paced the Lakers from the hill, tossing a three-hitter, while walking just one to earn DL's first win of the season to go 1-1.
The Frazee baseball team earned its first victory of the season with a 6-3 win over the home-team New York Mills Eagles Monday. Garrett Dahlgren pitched four innings for the win, giving up one run and two hits, while striking out three and walking the same amount. He helped himself at the plate, joining Jake Sailer as Hornets with two hits apiece. Sailer paced the offense with 2 RBIs, while Jesse Oelfke had a pair of run-producing at-bats with a sacrifice and ground out.
Despite three of its top five players enjoying their band trip to Washington D.C., the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team still came out the victor in its season-opener at Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday. The Lakers prevailed over the Wolverines 4-3, using plenty of their depth in doing so. The victory was sealed in the most exciting match of the day, where DL sophomores Ben VanOfflen and Alex Nustad outlasted seniors Aaron Taggart and Chad Peterson in first doubles action. The DL duo dropped the first set 6-1, but rallied back for a 6-2 win in set two.
Last Friday the Frazee Lady Hornets opened their 2006 season with a home win against Waubun, taking the 13-3 victory by riding the pitching of April Wendt and some good defense by the entire team. Waubun took the early lead, scoring twice in the second inning on a walk and a home run. The Lady Hornets answered back by scoring three times in their half of the second, as Tiffany Peterson had a base hit and stole second. She advanced to third on a missed played ball by the Waubun catcher, which also allowed Erin Aufdenkamp to reach first.
Burning restrictions will go into effect in Becker and 17 other counties in central Minnesota Friday. The rules will be enforced until grass and trees green up, according to Minnesota DNR forester Howard Mooney. "They can still get a (burning) permit until Friday. When that comes, we're going to be shutting off the permits. The fire departments and our DNR firefighters have been really busy with fires," explained Mooney. Brown-colored grass is all that remains following the disappearance of the snow cover within the last 10 days.
A Hawley farmer says he'll continue to seek county approval for a proposed 2,000-swine feedlot even though township approval is on hold. Hawley Township officials, at a Tuesday night meeting attended by about 100 township residents, postponed a decision on the proposal. Robbie Olson of Robert Olson Farms wants to build the feedlot about two miles southwest of Hawley and about two miles west of Silver Lake. He said at Tuesday's meeting his family has about 5,000 hogs and needs to expand to 7,000 to better compete with big agricultural corporations. Manure from the proposed operation wou
Efforts by some rural lawmakers to ensure highway construction gets a bulk of new Minnesota transportation funding failed Tuesday, although there will be more opportunities as bills make their way through the full House and Senate. Neither the House nor the Senate transportation committee Tuesday went along with proposals to rewrite a constitutional amendment legislators approved a year ago. However, both committees tried to simplify what voters will see on the ballot Nov.
Sept. 22, 1925-April 7, 2006 Lorraine L. Ruona, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Lorraine was born to William and Bertha (Brown) Ehlers on Sept. 22, 1925 in Hector, Minn., where she grew up and attended school. She also worked as a typesetter for the Hector newspaper, as well as at her father's restaurant. On Jan. 2, 1946, she married Wayne A. Ruona in Hector. They lived in Minneapolis, at the University Village for Veterans. In 1949, they moved to Detroit Lakes, where they raised their family.