DL News Staff
Precinct caucuses are coming on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. The caucuses are an integral component of Minnesota's civic life. Recently we've marked great achievements in civic engagement: the highest voter turnout in the nation in the past three elections, and the highest 18-to-24-year-old voter turnout in state history, at nearly 70 percent. We have made great strides in recruiting enough election judges to address shortages that existed before 2000.
America has fallen behind some other nations in the production of scientists and mathematicians, causing justifiable worry about the nation's competitive future. Both India and China graduate more than four times as many engineers as the United States. What does that say about where the next big ideas in technology will come from? That is why recent Republican proposals to boost domestic math and science education have merit.
The Frazee Lady Hornets put together two solid halves to hold on and beat a feisty Pelican Rapids team Tuesday night, by the score of 50-44. "I thought it was two teams battling for a 'W' late in a season, where both teams have struggled to find many wins," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson. "Very proud of our effort." The Lady Hornets took a 28-18 halftime lead when Tara Sailer created a steal and drove to the bucket, and Courtney Kallis finished the play for the 10-point lead going into the break.
Organizers have released the lineup for the fourth 10,000 Lakes Festival, set for July 19-22 at the Soo Pass Ranch. The festival will feature four days of music and camping. Here's the lineup: Trey Anastasio. The String Cheese Incident. Keller Williams Incident (with String Cheese Incident.) O.A.R.
St. Mary's Regional Health Center Foundation received over $31,000 from St. Mary's Auxiliary in 2005. The funds received are used to purchase a variety of equipment including two blanket warmers, an AED defibrillator, an electronic blood pressure/oximeter monitor, a venoscope, a vascular doppler, a Stryker Gynnie stretcher, a Broda chair with pad, a central station screen and large recliner. St. Mary's Auxiliary raised these funds through various fundraisers including, bake sales, book fairs and sales generated through St.
Thursday, Feb. 23 Bookmobile system Viking Library System's bookmobile is at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m. to noon, and Vergas Municipal Building from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Taxpayers Assoc. The Becker County Taxpayers Association meets at 7:30 p.m. in room E102, MN State Community and Technical College, DL. Ryan Tangen, county treasurer, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. Friday, Feb.
July 16, 1922-Feb. 14, 2006 Mary L. Sumpter, 83, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at Kindred Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Mary Louise Retter was born to Russell and Louise (Geiger) Retter on July 16, 1922 in Ypsilanti, Mich. Mary was a retired secretary from Besley-Wells Company, Beloit, Wis., and a 1940 graduate of Tippecanoe High School. She worked at Malone Camera Store in Dayton with the famous photographer Ansel Adams and was a Rosie the Riveter at WPAFB during World War II.
March 3, 1932-Feb. 16, 2006 Edwin J. "Ed" Levy, Jr., 73 of Fergus Falls, died Thursday, February 16, 2006, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. Edwin was born the son of Edwin J. and Hazel Levy, Sr., on March 3, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., where he grew up and completed his high school education. In 1949, Ed enlisted in the United States Army. During his 22 years of active military service, he served in the U.S., Germany and Vietnam. In 1954, he met and married his first wife, Merceline Warren, in Germany.
Opposition to a proposed 70-mile all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trail in eastern Becker County seems to be gathering momentum. Last summer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources chose a trail proposal from the Becker County Parks and Recreation Department over those from half a dozen other counties, according to Ron Potter, DNR off-highway vehicle (OHV) program supervisor. Since October, a committee of DNR staff, Becker County commissioners, Becker County officials and citizens has been working on a trail route in North and South Round Lake Townships. Round Lake t