DL News Staff
Rural Minnesota CEP has funds available for the Senior Community Service Employment Program to serve unemployed, low-income seniors (age 55 years and over) to obtain part-time employment in community service assignments, job training and related educational opportunities or placement into unsubsidized jobs. There is no cost to individuals receiving these services. "We encourage unemployed, low-income seniors to contact us to see if they are eligible for this terrific program.
The National Guard unit based out of the Detroit Lakes Armory is headed for Iraq, and they need our support now more than ever. We have no doubt that the local Guardsmen will acquit themselves well, as they did on their peace-keeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. And we're keeping our fingers crossed for their safe return a year from now. In all, 2,600 Minnesota National Guard troops have finished their training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and are preparing to head overseas. The deployment of the 1/34th Brigade Team marks the largest continent of this state's National Guard troops to see c
Thomas Monaghan founded Domino's Pizza and made a ton of money running the business -- and tons more when he sold it in 1998. Now Monaghan feels it is God's will that he spend $250 million to establish a new town in Florida, governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles. The city, Ave Maria, will be the home of Ave Maria University, and will be a place where there will be no abortions, stores will not carry pornographic magazines, pharmacies will not carry condoms or birth control pills and cable television will have no x-rated channels.
The column Tim Kjos wrote about the "Blizzard of '66" in the March 5 Tribune brought back cold memories of the event from 40 years ago. A 20-mph northeast wind greeted me on Wednesday, March 2 as I walked to the barn to do dairy chores as the snow began to fall. School was dismissed at 3 p.m., and it wouldn't resume again until Monday. Snow continued to fall during the night. By Thursday morning, the wind had piled snow into drifts, as snow continued to fall.
As a former teacher, I was intrigued by the controversy involving a Colorado social studies teacher who faced the prospect of being fired, because he compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler. What is at stake is one of our most revered freedoms: the freedom of speech. The Colorado teacher was allowed to keep his position, but was asked to offer a more balanced viewpoint. It's a wonderful idea, but I sincerely doubt the honesty of our politicians from both political parties.
Minnesota voters would need to prove their identity before being allowed to vote under a proposal approved Wednesday by a House committee. A bill by Rep. Tom Emmer requires voters to provide proof of their citizenship when they register to vote. They would need photo identification when they show up at their polling site. Emmer, a Delano Republican, told the House Civil Law and Elections Committee that people can't board an airplane or cash a check without proper identification. "It would seem that the right to vote ...
Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents "Stuart Little," a fresh take on the classic story of a resourceful mouse brought up by an ordinary New York family, starting at 2 p.m. today. Call 701-235-6778 for more info. *** The men of Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park, host a beef feed and talent show from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. There is a freewill offering for the meal and show. For more info, call Rick at 218-238-5594. *** The Harwood Prairie Playhouse presents "Tom, Dick & Harry," a comedy about a couple preparing for adoption, at 2 p.m.
James Swenberg, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, nutrition, and pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Detroit Lakes native, has been named Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. He is the son of Clara Lysaker of Detroit Lakes and a 1960 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. The award is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. Swenberg's successful research career has focused on chemical carcinogenesis and toxicology, with an emphasis on studying t