This year’s Hall of Honor banquet for the enshrinement class of 2020 has been postponed to next year due to COVID-19.

The announcement was made on a post on dllakers.com

“It is with sincere regret (that) the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation (DLAF) committee members have decided to postpone the 2020 Hall of Honor Banquet to the fall of 2021. We reached this difficult decision as a result of the necessary restrictions that remain in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic that has impacted the world.

“Our goal for the Hall of Honor Banquet has always been to recognize and honor outstanding Laker athletes, teams, coaches and individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of Laker athletics. An important component of this celebration of accomplishments is the ability to bring together family members, friends, former teammates and other people who are important to the inductees. Unfortunately, that critical piece is currently not possible due to the difficult situation the world is currently facing. At this time, the state of Minnesota is only allowing entertainment gatherings of up to 50 people and only in an outdoor setting. In order to move forward with the Hall of Honor Banquet this fall, the state would need to increase the maximum gathering capacity limit by 400 percent, allowing groups of up to 200 people. Since we can’t control the weather, the restriction on indoor gatherings would also need to be lifted in order to hold the banquet indoors. The committee decided the likelihood of these restrictions loosening to that extent in a timeframe that would allow for inductees, their families and friends to finalize travel plans was simply unrealistic.”

The banquet was scheduled for Sept. 19.

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“We sincerely regret this unfortunate turn of events and hope all of our incredible inductees, their families and friends are understanding of the situation and will be willing to join us for the Hall of Honor Banquet in the fall of 2021. We will work especially hard between now and then to prepare a celebration that will provide the induction class with the honor and recognition they have earned.”

The DLAF Hall of Honor Inductees for the fall of 2020, now for the fall of 2021 are:

Individuals:

  • Peter Irvine (1964)

  • Barb Dyk (1979)

  • Dr. Ryan Manke (2000)

  • Shane Tappe (2002)

  • Hanna Grinaker (2006)

  • Jeff Mohr

  • Dr. Tom Seaworth (Anderson/Lia Award Winner)

  • Jim Wood (Honorary Letter Winner)

Team:

  • 2007-08 Girls Basketball

Team Members: Caitlin Berg, Alice Branden, Macey Bentley, Jena Hanson, Abby Hoganson, Hallie Hoganson, Betsy Hutchinson, Robin Hutchinson, Annie Klein, Alexis Kotschevar, Dani Labine, Corey Lof, Morgan Lof, Karin Norby, Nicole Norby, and Brianne Thompson.

Student Managers: Sarah Baukol, and Kelsey Bridgeman

Head Coach: Mike Hoganson

Asst. Coaches: Kalan Malchow, Kris Omberg, and Aaron Swenson

Past Hall of Honor inductees:

2016: Bruce Barrett ‘47, Brent Eidenschink 2006, David Johnson 1993, Garrett Raboin 2003, Kelli Sutton Miller 1991, 2006 Girls Golf Team: Christine Herzog, Amy Anderson, Sarah Baukol, Betsy Hutchinson, Danelle Olson, Robin Hutchinson, coaches Jim Buchholz and Al Squires.

2014: Jerry Fox ‘55, Josh Keyes ‘96, Michelle Mallow Baker ‘84, Coach and Athletic Director Del Mollberg, Ron Noesen ‘51, 1987 Track Team.

2012: Jessica Abrahams ‘99, Dennis "Bubby" Drewes ‘43, Mike Gunderson ‘91, Coach and Athletic Director Rick Manke, Mike Neitzke ‘75, Darold "Horse" Thompson ‘55.

2010: Tom Evans ‘73, Norris Johnson ‘44, Ed Larson ‘64, Anne Schiller Riddle ‘92, Wally Walbaum ‘49, 1992 State Champion Football team.

2008: Tribune Sports Editor Ralph Anderson, Rich Borstad ‘54, Jack "Soup" Campbell ‘53, Craig Fredrickson ‘96, Jeni Jost Gunderson ‘92, Jenelle Johnson ‘78, Todd Jorgenson ‘82, KDLM Broadcaster Andy Lia, Dave Nelson ‘70.