DL News Staff
Delays in materials and building have prompted postponement of the planned July 4 opening of the Perham veteran's museum. Opening ceremonies have been rescheduled for August 4, announced History Museum of East Otter Tail director Lina Belar. The decision was reached Monday, June 19. "We're going to need another two weeks to finish up the taping and painting," said Belar. "We will be able to move very fast after that. The very uniqueness of the new museum may have been a factor in the delay.
Adventist Community Service Center The Adventist Community Service Center (clothing distribution center) in Detroit Lakes seeks volunteers. Call 847-0067 or 847-8758. Golden Manor of DL Volunteers needed at Golden Manor of Detroit Lakes, an assisted living residence for seniors, to play bingo and/or do simple exercises with residents. Interested individuals may contact Nancy Peterson at 218-844-3300. Hospice of the Red River Valley Open your heart to hospice by becoming a volunteer for Hospice of Red River Valley.
Cheers to 10,000 Lakes Fest organizers. After coming under heavy criticism last year because of illegal drug use by some fans there, organizers have worked with the sheriff's department and the county zoning office to resolve all issues. They have agreed to more than triple the number of deputies on duty at the festival, hire more private security, hire more medical workers, allow undercover narcotics officers to operate on site and to consider not booking bands with followers known to be heavy drug users. They also agreed to allow officers to search vehicles and persons as they enter th
When summer heats up, people head out to The Lake. If you're anybody at all, you own a place at The Lake. When people around here get a little money in the bank, the first thing they do is buy a place at The Lake, even if it is only eight miles from their farm. The lower classes can only hope to know somebody who has a place at The Lake -- somebody who will let them come over and ride on the pontoon. Once you own a place at The Lake, you are in an elite club of Lake People.
The idea of offering Minnesotans two years free tuition at a public university sounds intriguing. Minnesota needs to prepare a 21st century workforce, and providing greater access to higher education can be an important part of that process. Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday made such an offer, in which the state would pay for the first two years of college tuition -- after state and federal grants are applied -- for students who are in the top 25 percent of their graduating class or score about a certain level on a college entrance exam. But the proposal also raises a lot of questions.
At the risk of tooting our own horn, we have to say that readers in Duluth and Grand Forks are going to be well-served now that Forum Communications Co.
The One River Mississippi event Saturday night at Itasca State Park was a class act. Park Rapids can be proud of the organizers and participants. The event held a large audience at the Mississippi Headwaters spellbound for more than an hour. Young dancers posed like statues along the path from the plaza of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center to the earth-turned-stage at the Headwaters. The performance flowed with drums, prayers, music and the rhythm of dancers. "Our dance is about celebrating and nourishing life," the program told us.