DL News Staff
Becker County got its money Friday for purchasing new voting equipment that will specifically help voters with physical disabilities. But it didn't get all of the money that county officials had originally hoped for from the Minnesota Secretary of State's office. And, they learned from Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer that Becker County will need to reconsider its voting plan for primary and general elections. In particular, Kiffmeyer said that townships, for example, cannot limit the opportunity to vote to only mail-in ballots. The county's plan allowed several townships to use mail-
ST. PAUL -- A new report issued earlier this month proposes launching a new era in Minnesota conservation. The report was released at a St. Paul meeting, attended by some 100 outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists and environmentalists. "Minnesota Calling: Conservation Facts, Trends and Challenges" documents demographic, state funding and scientific trends that pose unprecedented challenges to the state's wildlife, lakes, forests, prairies and wetlands. A new collaboration, the Minnesota Campaign for Conservation, researched and produced the report.
It's Boat Show and Sportshow season across the Midwest. Many anglers and boaters visit these shows to check out the new offerings in the boating world. Some of those folks are interested to see what's new; others are there to select a new boat for the upcoming fishing season. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering adding a new boat to your family. First, think about how you will be using the boat.
The last of six central Minnesota men involved in a fish-poaching incident in northeastern Minnesota has pled guilty in Itasca County District Court. Ryan R. Neubarth, 25, Plato, was among a group of dark house spearers taking an over-limit of northern pike on Lake Winnibigoshish in December. Neubarth pled guilty to poaching Jan. 31. Rodney R. Rickert, 28, Alexandria; Randy R. Rickert, 38, Osakis; Ronald A. Neubarth, 49, Cologne; Harland W. Harms, 63, Green Isle; and Roger A. Neubarth, 54, Young America, were also involved in the incident.
Michael Dodes Columnist Tonight, the 20th Olympic Games will come to an end. The majestic flame that represents so much to so many will be brought down, only to wait for its triumphant return in 2010. It has been two weeks of extreme highs and many extreme lows. We saw a young snowboarder by the name of Shaun White have inspiring success. At the young age of 19, he achieved his dream of being the best in the world. At the other end of the spectrum, we saw Michelle Kwan, a legend in her own time, pull out of what is likely to be her last Olympics because of an injury.
A Ponsford man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on three felony charges Tuesday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $50,000 against Rex Robbins, Jr., 22, of 29446 465th Avenue. His next court appearance is March 6. Robbins is charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of first-degree criminal damage to property. According to the court complaint, Robbins allegedly used a .22-caliber rifle to break the windows out of two vehicles at a Pine Point residence on Monday.
A Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1973) alumna's short film will be screened at the Fargo Film Festival. Producer/director Gayle Knutson's humorous short film "If There Were no Lutherans...Would There Still be Green Jell-O?" will show at the festival Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The film is described as, "One man. One sign. One heck of an impact.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on four charges Wednesday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $10,000 against Wayne Gjerde, 41, of 26761 Lidstrom Road.
Residents of the lakes area are invited purchase Jess-Omundson VFW Post 1676's the "Joy of Sharing" Cookbook. It is on sale through March 25. All proceeds will benefit the VFW National Home for Children, an 81-year-old community caring for children and families of veterans. The cookbook is available at the Post building at 500 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. The cookbook contains 199 recipes from Post/Auxiliary members. Even the VFW National Home for Children has participated in the creation of the cookbook by contributing recipes.
I bagged my first wild turkey while hunting in Goodhue County near Rochester. There were few, if any, turkeys anywhere else in our state. The National Wild Turkey Foundation changed all that. Captured wild birds -- often from the Ozark Mountains, sometimes from the local flocks -- were released. In many locations they thrived. Our local birds are the result of a release program in the mid-1990s, beginning at Hubbel Pond and near the Cormorant Lakes Sportsmen's Club. At these sites and at others in Becker County the wild birds thrived.