DL News Staff
The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club will hold its 23rd annual youth benefit auction and dinner, the "Kiwani-ani Luau," on Friday, March 31 at the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes. A social and bidding on silent auction items will start things off at 5:30 p.m., with bidding to continue until 7:30 p.m., when the live auction opens.
The third and final National Issues Forum of the 2005-06 series, which focuses on the topic "News Media & Society: Restoring the Public Trust," is set for Wednesday, March 15 at the Minnesota State Community & Technical College main conference center on Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the 2 1/2-hour discussion will include a panel of lakes area news me-dia.
The Becker County Historical Society Museum hosted the grand opening of the Learning From Kids exhibit on March 1 with a room full of parents, grandparents, siblings, Historical Society Board Trustees and some honored guests, which included the Mayor Larry Buboltz and his wife, Adrienne. The exhibit features the work of Louise Neff's second and third grade class from Rossman Elementary School. These 22 students and their adult mentors started researching the early history of Becker County in November.
A House committee laid down three of a kind Friday. Another panel now must decide whether to fold the bills, which would allow Internet gambling, expand a Canterbury Park card club and allow Canterbury to add a casino. The future is not bright for the trio, since Senate leaders don't want to deal with gambling this year and Gov. Tim Pawlenty isn't pushing it. The House Gaming Division passed the three measures by voice votes Friday afternoon, after initially defeating the Internet gambling one on a 4-4 tie. But Rep.
A key lawmaker and Gov. Tim Pawlenty acknowledged Friday that the governor's main education initiative of the 2006 legislative session doesn't have enough support to pass. Pawlenty wants to require that schools spend 70 percent of their money on classroom expenses, but House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said there aren't enough votes to get it to the governor's desk. Pawlenty himself also admitted to that. Democrats say they support directing education money to the classroom, but don't want a state mandate. Some House Republicans also oppose it. Rep.
When the Detroit Lakes wrestling team begins its 2006-07 season, it will be without the combined 273 wins from this year's two seniors, Brent Eidenschink and Justin Horne. Each Laker placed in the 2006 state Class 2A wrestling meet, with Eidenschink just missing becoming the first-ever DL state champion with his second state runner-up finish at 189, while Horne landed a sixth-place slot at 125. Both of the DL matmen also eclipsed the century win mark for their careers, as Eidenschink leaves with a 162-25 record and Horne a 111-42 mark.
By BRIAN WIERIMA firstname.lastname@example.org It was a historical season for the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team -- one which saw records fall, but also one which ended too early. The Lakers set a school record 22 victories over the course of the 2005-06 season, resulting in a Mid-State Conference championship and a top seed in the Section 8-3A playoffs. But their season was cut off prematurely with a section semifinal loss to Fergus Falls, the third loss to the Otters this season, where DL finished 22-4 overall.
The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team has picked their shot to peak at the right time of the year, and they've picked it well. Only once did the Lakers win games consecutively this season -- that coming Dec. 16 and 20 -- until now. DL is on a three-game winning streak, with the latest being in the Section 8-3A playoff quarterfinals over Park Rapids Thursday. The Lakers controlled the game for the majority of the two halves, hitting 45 percent of their shots and playing stingy defense to propel them to a 60-53 victory. The win gives DL a trip to St.
An Indiana man has been arrested on a first-of-its-kind charge from Cass County. Muncie, Ind., Police Lt. Roc Barrett said Ron Karas, 34, was arrested there Monday.