DL News Staff
Motokazie.com is hosting Indoor Motocross races and practices this weekend, Feb. 24-26, at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls. Racers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Canada, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska will be competing for cash and prizes. This event is open to local participation and many local riders are expected to attend. Racers start as young as 4 and will compete into their 40s and 50s, beginner to pro. The event schedule is: Friday: open practice, pit bike races at 9 p.m.; Saturday: open practice, races from 5-10 p.m.; Sunday: races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
If lightening never strikes twice in the same place, luck sure can ... and did, for Perry Nodsle of Detroit Lakes. The 47-year-old contractor won a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4-by-4 valued at $30,000 when his name was recently selected from over 250 qualifiers and five finalists from Minnesota Ducks Unlimited local events held over the past 12 months. And just before Nodsle won the truck, he won $1,000 cash and a chance to win a 2007 Chevy Silverado 4-by-4 truck next year. "My stomach was in knots all night. I could hardly eat, thinking about winning the truck," Nodsle said.
Compassionate Friends Compassionate Friends meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church. The mission of the Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
It's 11 a.m., and a compact car and a beer truck are the only vehicles outside the Bemidji Curling Club. That'll change before long, as members of Thursday's businessmen's curling league begin arriving. The activity is winter's answer to summer's golf leagues, only this one stretches from 1 p.m. to midnight. Inside, the club's viewing area overlooks six narrow sheets of ice. About 30 high school students -- all part of an elective curling class -- are learning how to slide one knee on the ice while maintaining their balance.
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School evacuated students Tuesday afternoon after a staff member obtained a note with a map and detailed description of a premeditated plan for a school shooting. "It was given to one of the staff by a student," said Superintendent Carol Aenne. According to Leech Lake Police Chief Gilbert Mitchell, the student taken into custody in connection with the threat was a 13-year-old girl. The school, situated between Cass Lake and Bena just north of U.S. Highway 2, serves about 300 students, Aenne said.
Minnesota's Senate majority leader promises a committee will debate gay marriages, but on Tuesday he said he doubted it would pass if it reaches the full Senate. Sen.
Otter Tail Power Company and its employees gave nearly $600,000 to about 900 charitable organizations in more than 250 communities throughout the company's service territory in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota during 2005. Otter Tail Corporation provided additional financial support to deserving organizations. "We have a tradition of being involved members of the communities we serve," said Chris Kling, who oversees Otter Tail Power Company's charitable contributions effort.
The Detroit Lakes High School FFA Wildlife Team took first place in the region on Jan. 18 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Individuals that placed were Jordan Roberts, Second High Individual; Chris Dickey, Fifth High Individual; Zach Fulmer, Sixth High Individual; Justin Larsen, Seventh High Individual, and Brian Alexander was also on the team. The next step for the team is state convention were they will compete against all other chapters in the state for the title, and if they get first, they move onto nationals in October.
A representative from the Alexandria Technical College will be at Detroit Lakes High school Tuesday, Feb. 21. The representative will be at the school at 2:30 p.m. to provide information about their 50 programs and general information about the college. Alexandria Technical College was named the No. 9 most wired two-year college in the nation by Yahoo! Internet Life.
The Detroit Lakes and Frazee Lions Clubs are looking for student eyeglasses. Lions will be taking its annual trip to Mazatlan, Mexico, to bring eye care to the needy people of Mexico. This year, they will be visiting three schools, seeing roughly 950 students. The group is in need of student frames from anyone grades first through 12th. To drop off donations, go to MeritCare Eye Clinic in Detroit Lakes, or talk to Dr. Armand Radke.