DL News Staff
The 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will serve as the tour-ending destination for headliners Phil Lesh & Friends and Trey Anastasio, and a springboard for four nights of music, camping, and relaxation, with over 40 artists scheduled to perform July 19-22 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes.
Solutions LLC announces the 2006 Women's Expo in Detroit Lakes. Lakes Lifestyle Expo for Women will be held in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn Exhibition Area & Poolside on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lakes Lifestyle Expo for Women is your time, your place to do something for your self. Shop, sample and gather information from the wide variety of exhibitors.
Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
Mike Hatch finally is running for the job he long has wanted - Minnesota governor. And he is doing it with the blessing of Minnesota Democrats, who endorsed Saturday night after he turned aside two state senators. He wasted no time going after Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty. "What this great state needs more than anything else right now is a new governor," the DFL attorney general told 1,300 delegates to his party's state convention after they voted to support him. Hatch's victory came after seven rounds of delegate votes. When Hatch pulled ahead of Sen.
Life has been a struggle on the swamp in front of my house this spring. Mama and Papa Swan returned on schedule in April and were inseparable during mating season, performing dances and rituals and swimming in poetic tandem around the pond. The two successfully fought off any other swans who attempted to land, flapping their wings and splashing until the intruders moved on. Canadian honkers were also unwelcome, as Ma and Pa jealously reserved space for their upcoming brood. In mid-May, Ma Swan apparently laid some eggs on top of the muskrat house.
The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls have extended through 2011 their joint efforts to increase philanthropic resources, further economic development, and address social needs in nine counties in west central Minnesota. McKnight has pledged up to $7.2 million to West Central Initiative to support its programs, administration, and fundraising over the next five years. West Central Initiative is one of six Minnesota Initiative Foundations founded in 1986.
At first glance, it would seem that Becky Lourey's Minnesota Democratic primary election challenge hurts Mike Hatch's chances to beat Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty. After all, a fight within the party is bound to drain resources from the Hatch gubernatorial campaign. And if the two candidates are fighting each other, Hatch would not be able to fully concentrate on beating Pawlenty.
I read the headline article regarding the decision by our city management, the powers to be, to make Mr. Renner and his construction company pay for something that may benefit another contractor in the future. I applaud him with his decision not to proceed. The mayor, Alderman Bruce Imholt and their council cronies have always attempted to discourage growth in our city. In one session they write off the $1.4 million to the Community Center and in the next, stifle growth for $7,500. I was one of those who supported the sales tax to pay for the community center in the first place.
The rumor mill surrounding the suspension/firing of Bemidji Public Safety Director Bruce Preece remains in full force. But, unfortunately, the facts may never be told. Preece, whose position puts him in charge of both the police and fire departments, was put on paid administrative leave April 25 by then-City Manager David Minke, who was only days away from leaving his post for another job. Through most of the process, Preece has maintained he doesn't know the reason for the action. Minke is gone, and those in in-terim charge aren't saying anything.
A question that preoccupied some Minnesota politicos for 12 months -- is it a fee, or a tax? -- has been answered in statute. Henceforward, the "health impact fee" on cigarettes is, technically speaking, a tax. As of June 1, so are a host of other governmental charges that have traditionally been called fees. Under a new definition enacted by the 2006 Legislature, if the government charge imposed on a private transaction is not optional, it's a tax.