DL News Staff
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Friday radio show can continue for months before federal rules require stations to give challengers equal time. The federal agency that regulates radio stations says the equal-time provision does not kick in until a candidate's name is certified for the ballot, which in Minnesota will occur July 20. And Democrats running in the primary election would not be eligible for equal time until after the Sept.
The Frazee Lady Hornets hosted Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday and put up a great fight losing 44-34. "We were very thin with two of our posts out due to injury and sickness and the rest of the girls really picked each other up and played well against a very good Ulen team," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson. The Spartans opened up a 15-7 lead, but then the Lady Hornets answered with a two and a three-pointer to get back to 15-12. U-H made another little run to head to the locker room with a 23-14 lead. Alison Green had seven of her nine in the first half to pace the Spartan attack.
Lake Park-Audubon freshman guard Ashley Tingelstad had a breakout game and it came at the right time as the Raiders defeated West Central Area 65-64 in overtime Thursday at LP-A. Tingelstad notched a game-high 25 points to overcome a narrow gap with the Knights. The LP-A guard's production was backed up by senior guard Jenni Laney's 17 points. The game was nip-and-tuck all the way, with the game tied at 26-26 for halftime. The second half produced good offensive outputs by both teams, but LP-A would walk out the victor.
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).
Nimrod city council member Patrick Rathcke pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in Wadena County last week. The charge stems from an incident during the Nov. 14 Nimrod city council meeting.
Opposition to a proposed 70-mile all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trail in eastern Becker County seems to be gathering momentum. Last summer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources chose a trail proposal from the Becker County Parks and Recreation Department over those from half a dozen other counties, according to Ron Potter, DNR off-highway vehicle (OHV) program supervisor. Since October, a committee of DNR staff, Becker County commissioners, Becker County officials and citizens has been working on a trail route in North and South Round Lake Townships. Round La
Businesses across Minnesota would see a break in their property taxes under a legislative proposal unveiled Monday. The state could use roughly $80 million annually generated by closing so-called corporate tax loopholes to reduce property taxes paid by businesses, Sen.
Could Minnesota water from Otter Tail and Becker Counties be carried by pipeline to the Fargo area to meet long-term water needs? One of eight plans presented in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement proposes just that.
A man who was mistakenly released from the Clay County Jail turned himself back in Tuesday after more than a month of freedom. John Patrick Murphy, 56, turned himself in at the jail about 11 p.m., Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. Murphy, 2016 1st Ave. S., Fargo, walked out of the jail Jan.