DL News Staff
The Region Four Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament will be held in Wadena this Saturday, April 1, at the National Guard Armory. Several Detroit Lakes area boxers will be taking part in the fights to try and advance to the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament in Hinckley, April 14-15. Frazee's Corey Burton will be competing in the 178-pound, Class A Division in the 18-year-old division. FHS's Michael Lucero will be boxing in the junior division 110-pound, 15-year-old category, while Roosevelt student Casey Holt will be in the 11-year-old, 85-pound junior division.
Trevor and Spencer Fett wrapped up the snowmobile racing season of the U.S. Cross Country (USCC) Race Circuit, March 17-18 in Munising, Mich. They finished the race with a second and third place, respectively, and then attended a banquet that evening to receive year end points championship awards. The six-race season started with a double header, Jan. 7 in Minot, N.D., with a second race in Grafton held the next day. Barnesville was next on Jan. 28, which led up to the I-500 in Thief River Falls, Feb. 10-12.
The spring sports season kicked off officially Monday inside the Concordia College Fieldhouse, as the Frazee and Lake Park-Audubon track and field teams competed in the Heart O'Lakes Conference indoor meet. The season started well for a few LP-A and Hornet athletes, with first-place performances. Frazee's junior Andrew Daggett won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.05, and also took the high jump with a height of 6-02. The Hornet boys 4x200 relay team inked a gold with a time of 1:41.16.
Cheers to the Becker County Board for its move Tuesday to merge the positions of county auditor and county treasurer. It's time to join the majority of other Minnesota counties that have combined the two elected positions. Politically, the board was wise to make the new auditor-treasurer position an elected one, not one appointed by the county board. It's easy to see why the board would be tempted to make the position an appointed one.
Like goats who butt heads for no apparent reason, humans seem doomed by their genes to turn every endeavor into a competition. When properly channeled, the urge to compete can result in a thing of beauty -- like a baseball game. Slow, graceful, subtle, more a showcase of individual skill than a crude slaughtering of one's opponent, baseball is a civilized manifestation of the competitive urge. But when run amok, the urge to compete can bring needless slaughter.
I farm in southwestern North Dakota. This area has gone through a change in the past 20 years due in large part to the adoption of technology. The transformation of this region from a half fallow, half wheat production system to no-till has resulted in huge gains in productivity. These gains are largely a result of adoption of new equipment technology, new herbicide technology, and new fertilization techniques. We still rely heavily on wheat in this area and as a result, we have benefited very little from biotechnology. Historically, U.S.
Televangelist Pat Robertson had it wrong about putting away the Venezuelan leader. Robertson was partly correct in his speech about the land of Israel. Robertson was completely wrong to prophesy anyone's fate. The borders of Israel are from the Euphrates River to the Nile River.
This letter is in response to an article in the March 22 Becker County Record. The article described a school board meeting in which a concerned citizen by the name of George Kohn asked if the school board had a long term plan for their building situation. After the meeting, board member Rick Olson "admonished Kohn for asking a 'silly question' about whether the district has a long range plan, adding that he should quit asking them in the future." Are you kidding me? Attempting to silence a concerned citizen?
There will be a conspicuous absence of representation for the group of citizen petitioners expressing concern for development on a natural environmental lake in Burlington Township today (Tuesday, March 28) at the Becker County Board meeting.
The Lakes Crisis and Resource Center wishes to thank all who helped to make our rummage sale a huge success. Thank you to all who generously donated items for the sale, as well as all who came out to shop and gave generous donations to support the efforts of our agency.