DL News Staff
While Congress for some unknown reason remains stalled on reauthorizing the Civil Rights Act, the state of Minnesota has moved ahead in assuring another level of civil rights to a segment of its population in guaranteeing access to the polls on Election Day. One of the many provisions of state law, enacted by the 2006 Legislature, which took effect Saturday is one which will make it easier for American Indians to use tribal identification cards to register for voting on Election Day. Minnesota has long led the nation in voter participation in elections, and part of that can be credited to
North Korea calls to mind the bumbling schoolyard bully -- the compulsive troublemaker with a habit of hurling rocks that miss the mark. While it's a mistake to laugh off his fits of fury, it's just as foolish to take him too seriously. Cool disapproval may be the most prudent course -- and it's more or less the approach most experts favor in responding to North Korea's provocative missile tests. The worst way to react to a provocateur, they note, is to be provoked. They're right -- especially given how poorly North Korea's recent fireworks display came off.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department will seek another patrol dog to replace Chase, who died May 30. The department's request was acted on by the city council Monday. Police Chief Kel Keena said the replacement German Shepherd will be ordered from Orchard Knoll Kennels of Angier, N.C.
PremierGarage is now open serving the Fargo/Moorhead, West Fargo and surrounding areas. The franchise is located at 705 East Main Avenue in West Fargo. PremierGarage is the industry leader in garage enhancement. The company offers high-quality cabinetry and organizers with innovative garage floor coating systems for a one-stop solution that's livable, durable, and eye-catching. The company also introduced the industry's first Hybrid Polymer one-day install/next-day return to service floor coating system.
The Cormorant Area Art Club concludes its 9th Annual Cormorant Art Show & Sale today (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Cormorant Community Center, located in Cormorant Village, 13 miles south of Lake Park and 1.5 miles north of Zorbaz on Pelican Lake. Twenty-five artists will display a wide variety of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, prints, cards and art gift items. Activities will include artist painting demonstrations and door prize giveaways. Refreshments and beverages will be available. There is no admission charge.
There's nothing like a "hex hatch" to get a couple dozen avid trout anglers rushing to a premier trout stream mid-day to do some habitat improvement work. At least, that was the logic of John Sorenson, Straight River Trust Committee member and Headwaters Trout Unlimited Chapter president. A large-scale habitat improvement project nearly five years in the making was brought to fruition June 16. "We figured we'd get a bunch of our members out to work during the day if they could stick around for the evening hex hatch," said Sorenson.
On Lake of the Woods, various locations are producing excellent numbers of large fish. Two hot spots are the Light House Gap, and in 20-30 feet of water around Pine Island. For the most fish, try anchoring and jigging using leeches and nightcrawlers. The Rainy River is giving up excellent numbers of eating-size walleyes, especially at the Clementson Rapids, and in roughly 12 feet of water where the inlets enter the river.
The Minnesota State Trap Shoot will be held at Alexandria, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sunday. The first two days are preliminary events for persons needing to register targets. The Becker County Sportsmen's Club is sending its two junior teams, Bobble Heads and Hammer Heads, to the state meet.
Northeast Minnesota's moose population held steady this year according results of an annual aerial survey completed in January. Wildlife researchers estimate there are 7,300 moose in northeast Minnesota, statistically similar to last year's survey that estimated 6,500 moose, said Mark Lenarz, a researcher with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Fond du Lac band, 1854 Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey also participated in the study. "It appears that reproduction is balancing out the mortality rate," Lenarz said. "The situation has not changed significantly.
It might be better, this fall. Grouse counts are up in all areas of Minnesota. Grouse counts are made by the research biologists of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources, and. these counts are a reliable indication of populations. The biologists tour 10-mile routes, stopping each mile, listening for four minutes for male grouse on their drumming logs. During the ringneck "census" they listen for male pheasant crows. Biologists believe the mysterious decade-long cycle of grouse highs and lows may be in its fourth year on the up side.