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UPDATE: DLHS Scoreboard up and running for first home game against Perham

Scoreboard equipment was reported stolen from the Detroit Lakes High School football field press box on Wednesday. Robert Williams / Tribune


Detroit Lakes Athletics Director Rob Nielsen confirmed Friday afternoon that the scoreboard on Mollberg field at the high school will be up and running despite having a laptop, monitor, keyboard and mouse stolen from the press box earlier this week.

"Some of the panels, you'll be able to notice, will be a discolored, but it's working," he said.

The missing items have still not been located, and anyone who may have any information is encouraged to contact the Detroit Lakes Police Department.

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The Detroit Lakes Police Department is investigating the theft of equipment used to run the new LED scoreboard and display from the Detroit Lakes High School football field press box.

According to the police report, around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, someone noticed the press box door had been kicked in and left open and electronic items were gone.

The Detroit Lakes Athletic Booster Club began raising funds for new athletic scoreboards at the high school four years ago and amassed over $300,000 by last fall. A large portion of the donations went towards the new display on Mollberg field.

Police Chief Steve Todd says they believe the equipment was taken some time between Saturday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 5. If anyone has any information or saw people near the press box during that time frame they are encouraged to contact the Detroit Lakes Police Department.