DL News Staff
Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud) introduced legislation Feb. 16 to resolve the clean water stalemate that threatens to hobble city economic development efforts throughout Minnesota. The bill is part of bipartisan effort by Knoblach Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) and the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to help the state meet federal clean water requirements and ensure that new environmental mandates are both cost effective and based on sound science. The bill's co-authors also include Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar), chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee; and Rep.
The Detroit Lakes boys' junior varsity team finished its season with a 12-5 record. The Lakers hit their peak when they beat Thief River Falls 6-4 in TRF Feb. 11. The team was head coached by Derrick Haaland. The team included: Max Bentley, Kory Swanson, Joshua Saunders, Justin Sands, Michael Hanson, Jake Kiebke, Rob Brekke, Josh O'Neil, Nathan Berg, Marcus Mooney, Tyler Meacham, Phillip Pollok, Ben Osowski, Tyler Swenson, Chase Halvorson, Ben Magnuson, Zach Vavricka, Jake Vavricka (goalie), Gunner Johnson (goalie) and Ryan Klopka (goalie).
Sarah Boyle, MFG's lone level 7 competitor, put up a stellar performance, scoring a 36.325 all-around to take first in her age division at the Fargo Classic at American Gold Gym in Fargo Jan. 28. Boyle scored 9.15 on bars, good for first place on that event. She notched an 8.9 on beam for second and 9.25 on vault for third. She also finished with a fourth on floor, scoring 9.025. "Sarah came out of her shell at the Fargo Classic for her best meet so far this year," said Flyers head coach JJ (Cullom) Bayer. "She had over a 9.0 on three out of the four events.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team couldn't overcome a sluggish first half against the No. 9 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels, losing 59-43 in Heart O'Lakes Conference action Tuesday. The Raiders dropped to a 33-16 halftime deficit and couldn't recover against a talented Rebels team, which improved to 18-5 overall and 15-2 in conference play. The loss drops LP-A to 12-10 and below .500 in the HOL at 8-9. Sophomore forward Dawnelle Askelson poured in 16 points, while freshman Ashley Tingelstad add 12. Jennifer Lopez notched a game-high 20 points for DGF.
With transportation demands growing, BNSF Railway will spend $400 million this year expanding rails, the head of the company told a Bismarck business group Tuesday. That includes hundreds of new locomotives. Matt Rose, president, chairman and chief executive officer, said BNSF and the nation's other six large railroads -- known as Class I -- are now growing faster than the economy as a whole. Rose was the main speaker at the Bismarck Mandan Development Association's annual meeting.
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department was called to the coin laundry next to Food 'N Fuel late Monday morning. A patron had put several cleaning mops in a dryer, which caught fire. Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said it's believed that fumes from the mops caused the problem. Swanson said there was only minimal damage and most of that was smoke-related.
Chelsea Lessin of Detroit Lakes was crowned Miss Polar Fest 2006 Saturday, Feb 18 at the Historic Holmes Theatre. Lessin is a junior at Detroit Lakes High School and is the daughter of Mark and Candice Lessin. Leaha Jacobson of Frazee was named Jr. Miss Polar Fest 2006. She is a ninth grader at Frazee-Vergas High School and is the daughter of Marty and Tyanne Jacobson.
Jeers to the Republican majority in Congress for picking on those least able to defend themselves -- children -- when cutting $40 billion over five years from the national budget. Becker County Human Services expects to lose nearly $500,000 in money needed to protect children and keep them out of poverty. Why pick on the neediest? How about a windfall oil tax? The oil companies are rolling in money right now -- let them give some back. Or how about restoring the tax brackets to what they were during the Clinton years?