DL News Staff
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
First, Kirby Puckett was taken away from baseball fans as a player way too early. Then, on March 6, he was taken away from life far too prematurely. Dead at 45 from a stroke, Puckett leaves this realm of life as one of the most famous athlete to don a Minnesota professional sports jersey. His stardom superseded the boundaries of Minnesota though. After news of his unfortunate death, Puckett's name was honored throughout the nation by opposing Major League players, and even rival Minnesota Twins' fans.
In many areas of the Midwest, walleye season has closed. In other areas of the Midwest, ice conditions aren't conducive to safe ice-fishing. In other words, ice-fishing for walleyes is pretty much done for the year. There is one place though, where you can still fish through the ice for walleyes. That place is Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota. Walleye season is open on Lake of the Woods until mid-April, the ice is traditionally safe up to that time, and the fishing can be outstanding. In fact, the bite gets better as mid-April gets closer.
Last week, I wrote of the popularity of the .30-06 cartridge, now a century old, and first made at Springfield, Mass. What are the rifles and calibers most commonly used by Americans for deer hunting and other shooting? One of the "big three" in hunting-fishing magazines, Field & Stream, recently conducted a survey of hunters and shooters, asking their preferences by brand names and models. The questions always asked "best ever made," not necessarily whether they owned it or not.
Time is valuable. Time is a hindrance. Two disparaging statements which can describe the new two-half format which was integrated into the 2005-06 Minnesota State High School League boys' and girls' basketball seasons. The new look came on the scoreboard, with two 18-minute halves replacing the four eight-minute quarters. The obvious change was the four extra minutes added to the games. But there were several other, less noticeable differences the change made to the game of Minnesota high school basketball. Less noticeable, that is, to fans, not necessarily coaches.