DL News Staff
Three gambling bills lived to see another day Friday, as a House committee approved allowing Internet betting on horse races, expanding the Canterbury Park card club and opening Canterbury to slot machines. While none of the three faces a bright future, House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, says he wants to keep the Canterbury casino -- known as a racino -- alive in case a lawsuit creates a hole in the state budget. Canterbury would benefit from all three measures that passed the House Gaming Division. The bill that could affect the most people is one written by Rep.
Numbers, not talent, ended up being the Detroit Lakes boys' swimming and diving teams' weakness. The Lakers entered the season with a top-heavy, talented team, with points in the middle missing. By the end of the season, that factor was still hindering the squad. "We had two meets in which we lost by one point, including the Mid-State meet," said DL head coach Mike Daly. "Overall, bigger teams gain those middle swimmers who are pushed to more than they think they can do. There is more competition in practice, and there is no complacency.
At a recent Defensive Driving Course I was asked to write an article on the law change pertaining to excessive speed and loss of driver's license.
Youth basketball tourney held The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball program held its annual tournament March 4, which attracted 52 teams in grades 4-8. The tourney was played in nine gyms and there were 78 games that day. DL had eight teams playing in the tournament.
Saturday, March 11 at 3:46 a.m., a White Earth car was reported vandalized. at 12:56 p.m., a 15-year-old snowmobiler was injured in a rural Osage accident.
A Detroit Lakes woman was sentenced last Thursday on felony charges of first degree driving while impaired and fleeing a police officer. Pamela Louise Belcourt, 49, of 311 Summit Ave., was sentenced to 42 months in prison on the DWI charge, and 15 months in prison on the flight charge. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. The charges stem from a Sept.
Over 20 social workers gathered on Tuesday, March 7, for Hospice of the Red River Valley's first Lunch & Learn. In what is to become a semi-annual occurrence, professionals gathered to receive a contact hour of education over the noon hour. Wendy Tabor-Booth, LSW and Kriston Wenzel, LSW, members of the Journeys Program of Hospice of the Red River Valley, presented on "Professional and Personal Boundaries." For information on upcoming Lunch & Learn presentations, call Hospice of the Red River Valley at 847-9493 and speak with either Cheryl or Joy.
Township elections and meetings were held throughout Becker County Tuesday night.
If you have $25,000 to invest, Otter Tail Ag Enterprises is interested in talking to you. The limited liability corporation wants to construct an ethanol plant near Fergus Falls. OTAE is hosting a series of informational meetings throughout the state this month to explain the project and, hopefully, entice private investors. The first requirement is each investor must be a Minnesota resident. One of those meetings is Thursday, March 16, in Detroit Lakes, beginning at 7 p.m.
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced March 8 on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud. Imposition of sentence against Shawn Anthony Mosca, 27, of 1319 Corbett Road, was stayed on conditions including up to five years of supervised probation, serving 30 days in jail and payment of $715 in fines and court fees, plus $933 in restitution. Mosca was originally charged in connection with a July 18, 2005 incident in which he used a card belonging to another person to withdraw $242 from that person's checking account at a Detroit Lakes bank. He was also originally charged with check f