DL News Staff
A cheery "good morning" is a fine way to greet your friends early in the day, but it only scratches the surface. John Locke, the English philosopher, put more enthusiasm into his greeting: "With all the pent up love of my heart, I bid you top o' the mornin'." That was about 150 years ago and since then the greeting has been shortened to "Top of the mornin' to you." And the proper response is "and the rest of the day to you." All of which is my way of suggesting that we could put more sparkle into our everyday lives and friendships if we put more spirit into our hellos and goodbyes.
My hopes were dashed around 7:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July. I was thinking that with the increased gas prices, the partying would be kept at a minimum. Like clockwork they seemed to come out of the woodwork. Cars moving at less than a walking pace, roaring trucks with glass pack mufflers, people screaming at one another above the earth shattering noise. It's like the Mardi Gras has come to Detroit Lakes, or even worse. Firecrackers going off wherever they chose to drop them. No thought of us unfortunate victims who have to live en route to the beloved Detroit Lakes Beach.
U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson's decision to modify his gag order in the case of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. will help followers of the trial understand its complexities. Jury selection in the trial started Thursday. Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping and murder of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin. The judge imposed the order June 5 when he apparently lost patience with attorneys who were taking every twist, turn and courtroom tussle onto the courthouse steps and re-arguing their positions in the media.
When DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch visited the Worthington Daily Globe in June, he made it clear he felt education was a winning issue for him in his race against incumbent Republican Tim Pawlenty.
While Congress for some unknown reason remains stalled on reauthorizing the Civil Rights Act, the state of Minnesota has moved ahead in assuring another level of civil rights to a segment of its population in guaranteeing access to the polls on Election Day. One of the many provisions of state law, enacted by the 2006 Legislature, which took effect Saturday is one which will make it easier for American Indians to use tribal identification cards to register for voting on Election Day. Minnesota has long led the nation in voter participation in elections, and part of that can be credited to
North Korea calls to mind the bumbling schoolyard bully -- the compulsive troublemaker with a habit of hurling rocks that miss the mark. While it's a mistake to laugh off his fits of fury, it's just as foolish to take him too seriously. Cool disapproval may be the most prudent course -- and it's more or less the approach most experts favor in responding to North Korea's provocative missile tests. The worst way to react to a provocateur, they note, is to be provoked. They're right -- especially given how poorly North Korea's recent fireworks display came off.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department will seek another patrol dog to replace Chase, who died May 30. The department's request was acted on by the city council Monday. Police Chief Kel Keena said the replacement German Shepherd will be ordered from Orchard Knoll Kennels of Angier, N.C.
PremierGarage is now open serving the Fargo/Moorhead, West Fargo and surrounding areas. The franchise is located at 705 East Main Avenue in West Fargo. PremierGarage is the industry leader in garage enhancement. The company offers high-quality cabinetry and organizers with innovative garage floor coating systems for a one-stop solution that's livable, durable, and eye-catching. The company also introduced the industry's first Hybrid Polymer one-day install/next-day return to service floor coating system.
The Cormorant Area Art Club concludes its 9th Annual Cormorant Art Show & Sale today (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Cormorant Community Center, located in Cormorant Village, 13 miles south of Lake Park and 1.5 miles north of Zorbaz on Pelican Lake. Twenty-five artists will display a wide variety of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, prints, cards and art gift items. Activities will include artist painting demonstrations and door prize giveaways. Refreshments and beverages will be available. There is no admission charge.