DL News Staff
Paranormal researcher and author Chad Lewis will be making a presentation on "Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Perham Public Library. From the wandering highway ghosts of the Northwoods to haunted bed-and-breakfasts in Wabasha, Lewis's slide presentation will take the audience on a journey through some of the state's scariest places. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 218-346-4892 or visit www.unexplainedresearch.com .
A Detroit Lakes woman made her first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Monday. District Judge Stephen Cahill released Ashli Salzwedel, 19, of 1333 Madison Avenue, on her own recognizance. Her next court appearance is March 11. Salzwedel is charged with financial transaction card fraud. She allegedly used another person's EBT card to withdraw $390.45 from the victim's bank account in December 2005. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
Minnesota legislators return to the Capitol today with a little fiscal breathing room, but a court decision could erase the modest surplus. The state Finance Department released a budget forecast Tuesday showing an $88 million surplus in the current two-year, $31.2 billion budget.
Park Rapids Council members were as surprised as anyone when they learned this week that a dispute between mayor Ted Godfrey and city attorney John Masog had gone as far as the FBI. With prodding from mayor Ted Godfrey, the council talked about check collection procedures Masog was using in the summer and fall of 2003. Council members thought the matter had been laid to rest shortly after the city turned check collections over to the Retailers Protection Agency (RPA) in August 2003. But Godfrey wasn't satisfied. "They thought it went away, but I thought it ought to be investigated by a
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has posted on his Web site a list of 84 trips he has taken since assuming office in January 2003. The list indicates Coleman has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to several foreign countries, including Israel, South America, Cuba, Africa, Mexico, Jordan and Europe, as well as Hong Kong. It also shows the cost of most of the trips, who paid for it and the trip's purpose. Coleman decided to publish the list following the lobbying scandal and conviction of Washington, D.C.
Whether you are planning to meet a mission or a program goal, this workshop will held you clarify that path to success. Openings remain in an upcoming course offered through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation's Nonprofit Training Series. This series gives northwest Minnesota residents an outstanding learning experience at a reasonable cost, without the time and expense of traveling long distances. Strategic Planning will take place in Crookston on March 14 and in Bemidji on March 15.
The Detroit Lakes Pee Wee A team clinched a berth in the Regional Tournament by winning four of five games in the District playoffs. The Lakers beat Alexandria twice, then toppled Little Falls and Brainerd in bracket play. DL dropped the title game 5-4 to Moorhead for runner-up honors. The Regions will be played in Proctor this weekend, Friday-Sunday.
"No news is good news," said state Finance Commissioner Peggy Ingison as she announced Tuesday that, in a $30 billion state budget, an extra $88 million in revenue is now expected to appear by June 30, 2007. She's right: That's small change. But behind it are two big developments -- one positive, one worrisome. The positive is that the state fiscal mess, from the 2001 recession and the 2002-03 accounting gimmicks and drawdown of reserves, has nearly been cleaned up. Gov.