DL News Staff
An unprecedented child pornography case in North Dakota could send a Moorhead man to federal prison for 20 years. Federal prosecutors filed a charge this week against Daniel Mark Shern, 43, claiming the convicted child sex offender possessed more than 5,000 sexually explicit images of children on his personal computer and computer disks. "That's a significant amount," said Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl, an assistant U.S.
Detroit Lakes Police officer Robert Strand was recently honored by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Strand was among approximately 70 individuals recognized by the organization in Bloomington March 8 for varied efforts related to alcohol and driving. He received the Outstanding Service Award. It was one of five categories in which MADD honored recipients. Other recipients represented city and county law enforcement, Minnesota State Patrol, prosecutors and judges. "It was a surprise," said Strand. "I was in the office and got a card from them that said honoree notification.
Senate Republican leaders filed an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Dean Johnson Wednesday, saying he "repeatedly lied or misled" Minnesotans about whether he talked to Supreme Court justices on a controversial gay marriage issue. The GOP senators say Johnson's comments violated Senate rules that require members to "adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct." They say he also broke rules that require senators to follow "accepted norms of Senate behavior" and forbids action that "betrays the public trust or that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor or disrepute." The
Dec. 13, 1937-March 17, 2006 Charles J. "Chuck" Seter, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 17, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Charles J. Seter was born to Gladys and Morris Seter on Dec. 13, 1937 in Glyndon, Minn., where he lived until he graduated from Glyndon High school in 1955.
The Lake Park-Audubon School District continues to move forward with initial plans for improvements of its facilities, or for new construction. The school board and administration is getting input from 75-80 district residents via "focus group" sessions of what they think are immediate and long-term needs, and how each should be addressed. In addition, the school board has received submissions from nine architectural firms interested in assisting the district with its facilities, according to information presented Monday during the board's regular monthly meeting. The board's Buildings a
Frazee native wrestlers Matt Nagel and Gabe Dretsch each qualified for the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Championshps were held Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Each former Hornet matman took similar paths, each losing in their opening round, winning a wrestleback, then getting eliminated in the next round. Nagel ends a brilliant collegiate career, earning one All-American status (last year) and qualifying for the Nationals three years in a row. Dretsch returns for his junior season next year.
By HEATH HOTZLER Fargo Forum The big stage of the Target Center. The bright lights and television cameras fixed on teenage high school students' every move during the final tournament of the season.
The Detroit Lakes High School will be holding a "Winning Nutrition for Athletes: Eating Right for Athletic Competition" seminar Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. inside the DL Middle School Auditorium. The seminar will feature Rasa Troup, the University of Minnesota's women's track and field and cross-country team nutritionist. Troup is also a potential 2008 Olympian. All DL athletes, coaches and parents are invited, as are any other interested members of the public.
The Detroit Lakes Wrestling Boosters hosted the Seventh Annual Northwest Old-timers Tournament at Detroit Lakes High School March 11. There were 68 wrestlers and four teams competing for titles in 12 weight classes, ranging from 145 pounds to heavyweight. The lightest wrestler weighed in at 138 pounds and the heaviest was 309 pounds. The individual champions earned fleece pullovers for their efforts, while the top team won a trophy. Tournament organizers Nate Weber and Tom Trowbridge were satisfied with the turnout.