DL News Staff
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.
A 50-million gallon ethanol plant in Otter Tail County could be an economic lifter for this region. The Renewable Fuels Association -- a national organization that acts as an industry representative -- commissioned a study that looked into ethanol's economic contributions in 2005. Among the benefits of plants like that proposed near Fergus Falls include: n Estimated annual expenditures for goods and services of $46.7 million. n Creation of as many as 836 jobs in all sectors of the local economy. n Increase household income in the local economy by nearly $30 million annually. n Usin
The Federal Reserve reported that consumer debt climbed 1.9 percent to $2.16 trillion during the final month of 2005.
A dozen beautiful, long-stemmed roses can be yours for just $16-$19 during the Arc of West Central Minnesota's Annual Rose Sale. You can support the work of this important organization by purchasing roses for yourself and special people in your life. The price is just $16 for a dozen long-stemmed roses, or $19 with a vase. The preorder sale runs through March 30, with pick up at the Holmes Historic Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, April 13. Finding these beautiful roses is easy.
World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) to host a foreign exchange student for the 2006-2007 school year. Host families should be adventurous, fun-loving, res-ponsible and most of all caring. Students will spend a semester or school year in the United States. For more information, call Sue, World Heritage area representative, at 334-3373 or 1-800-888-9040, or visit www.world-heritage.org .
Wednesday, March 22 Dance lessons Instructor Victor Gelking will offer dance classes at the Fargo American Legion Club, 8-8:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 11. No age limit. Call 701-293-8362 for more info. Benefit folk concert Minneapolis folk singer Ellis will perform to benefit the Fargo-Moorhead Rape & Abuse Crisis Center, at 8 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Comedy night Comedian Eliot Chang performs at 7 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom, MSUM.