DL News Staff
Authorities offered a $10,000 reward on Thursday for information that leads to the capture of Michael Dale Benson, a convicted sex offender who escaped from a secure hospital in St. Peter on Saturday. "We are confident that Michael Benson has left the St. Peter area and may have fled the state, but we also believe that someone in the area may know something about his whereabouts," said St. Peter Police Chief Matt Peters in a prepared statement. Benson, 42, remained at large Thursday.
July 20, 1920-April 19, 2006 Former Audubon resident Margaret Halverson Penhiter, 85, of Lake George, Minn., died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at her residence. Margaret Agnes Leitheiser was born to Joseph G. and Cora (Goebel) Leitheiser on July 20, 1920 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up in the Detroit Lakes area. On Feb. 2, 1940, she married Earl J. Halverson in Detroit Lakes. They lived on a farm near Audubon. In 1951, they moved to Detroit Lakes. They moved to Lake George, Minn., in 1972. Earl died in 1978.
A rural Pelican Rapids woman faces a charge of first-degree arson in connection with a January blaze at a discount store she helped operate. Dellrae Mashek, 50, also known as Dell Rae Jacobsen and Dell Rae Holland, is accused in Otter Tail County District Court of intentionally damaging the Pelican Dollar Store by using fire or explosives. According to a court complaint: A tenant in an apartment above the store reported the fire about 6:05 p.m. on Jan.
RENVILLE -- If U.S. Sen.
"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.