DL News Staff
Berg receives scholarship Greg Berg, son of Andy Berg and Dave and Vickie Varriano, Waubun.
Harman named to dean's list Kevin Harman of Detroit Lakes has been named to the Academic Distinction List at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2005-06 spring semester. Chelmo named to dean's list Tammy Lane Chelmo of Detroit Lakes has qualified for the spring semester Dean's List at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead.
HAVERKAMP -- a girl, Jaycee Lynn; born June 25, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. to Nicole Stumbo.
NORTHUP -- a boy, Everett Ormand Jr.; born June 27, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. to Rebecca Bauer and Everett Northup.
In the past week, I have had several calls about wheat fields that showed severe disease on the flag leaf. The symptoms were always described as a dying back of the flag leaf from the tip of the leaf downwards. This is not a disease but these symptoms are either caused by hot, dry, and windy weather, a physiological phenomenon called leaf tip necrosis, or the combination of both. Some may mistakenly identify this symptomology for barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV).
Minnesota farmers are sharing stories about everything from growing flax to raising yaks thanks to a radio series that recently marked its six-month anniversary on rural airwaves. The weekly radio program is the result of a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farmers Union, and Minnesota Farm Network. "Our goal is to help farmers inspire each other with their success stories and insights," said Meg Moynihan, MDA agricultural specialist. Moynihan coordinates the Ag Opportunities on the Air program on behalf of the department.
Black and white Conservation officer Randy Hanzal (Brookston) reported that a routine inspection of two anglers led to what immediately appeared to be an over limit. When asked how many sunfish they had caught, the reply was, "We don't know." As Hanzal was counting the fish, one of the anglers asked if there was a limit on sunfish. After a long count, it was discovered the two anglers had a total of 110 sunfish between them, 70 sunfish more than the combined legal limit.
For the second consecutive year, federal authorities have sanctioned killing a protected species in Minnesota. The target is about 4,000 cormorants. A select group of marksmen will perform the task on Leech Lake at Walker.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are asking birders and outdoor enthusiasts to report sightings of the loggerhead shrike, a rare bird species. The statewide population of shrikes is declining. It was once found throughout much of the unforested area of the state. Recent surveys have located fewer than a couple dozen nests in Minnesota. Loggerhead shrikes have the characteristics of both songbirds and raptors. They feed on large insects, mice, frogs and small birds.
Throughout the time we spend here on earth the people we generally always will have in our lives, often not even by choice, are family. We will always have a mother or father, whether they are fraternal or adopted. We have siblings to lean on, or even friends that are so close to us we feel as if we are related to them. No matter what a family consists of to each individual, they will always have that family around them. The family is there to comfort, care and remind them of who they are, who they once were and who they can or will be in the future.