DL News Staff
I read an article today about what we can all do to avoid mental decline. For some, decline starts early -- like the day they graduate from high school. For others, it starts later, like when they're first elected to office. A more frequent starting point, the point of greatest risk, is at retirement. But for many, with proper diet, exercise and habits, it never happens. Start with diet. What do I know about diet to prevent mental decline? Only one thing: the authorities agree that blueberries are beneficial for brain health. My favorite brain medicine is blueberry pie.
Both were born in southeastern Minnesota -- one in 1947 and one in 1951. Both are Lutherans. Both entered the Minnesota Legislature in 1979. But watching House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, this year showed why in marriages, opposites attract. When spouses or legislative leaders are too similar, there may be more fights than progress. Rewind to May 10, a week and a half before the 2006 legislative session had to be wrapped up.
After reading the Letter to the Editor from Arlan Stangeland last week in the Pelican Rapids Press (the same letter that was sent to many members of Lake Region Electric), I felt that is was very important to write a letter of my own. I have a long and strong connection to Lake Region Electric -- I have been a member of the co-op for many years and my husband, the late Clarence W. Peterson, was the general manager of the co-op for 42 years.
A man born in southwest Minnesota, raised in the west-central and central parts of the state and now a congressman representing areas around the Twin Cities is the Republican Party's pick to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton. U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy took the stage of the Minnesota state Republican convention at 10:30 p.m. Thursday -- to the tune of "Hard Working Man" -- and accepted the party's endorsement.
Spring and summer bring yard sales, estate sales, farm auctions and similar events, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that placing signs promoting these and other events placed in highway rights-of-way create potential hazards. The practice is also illegal. "With the onset of warmer weather, there is a significant increase of signs and/or items for sale placed along the state's roadways to attract the attention of passing motorists," said Curt Gobeli, Mn/DOT's assistant state maintenance engineer.
A new twist on an old scam has hit Minnesota, and anyone who receives a letter and check from Nationwide Sweepstakes should contact their police department and the Worthington Police Department. The scam involves a letter from Nationwide and a check made out to the individual. In this case, the check is for $5,900, and the letter claims to be a final notice from the International Lotto Syndicate. "This letter serves as an official final notice of a cash payment of $455,000 being held in your name," the letter states.
With summer coming, many Minnesota resorts and campgrounds are split on their projections for the upcoming summer season. In a recent survey conducted by the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association, about 42 percent of those who responded said their summer bookings are looking to be about average, while 28 percent said high or very high and 31 percent said low or very low. For spring business up to now, 38 percent said it has been lower and 27 percent said it has been higher than normal. Minnesota's leisure and hospitality industry generates some $10 billion in gross sales annually.
Detroit Lakes-area students in grades 7 -12 are invited to the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at Central Lakes College in Staples July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is offered as part of the Center of Excellence designation for Bemidji State University and its partnering colleges, including CLC. It is an expanded version of the previous CLC Engineering Camp that had been offered in recent summers on the Brainerd campus. Participants will build battle bots for competition using the latest technological skills gained from instructors at the college.
Jan. 26, 1912-May 31, 2006 Ruth A. Curran, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday May 31, 2006, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes. Ruth A. Karlstad was born to Albert and Annamarie Karlstad on Jan. 26, 1912 in Northwood, N.D. As a young girl she moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where she received her education, graduating from Grand Forks Central High School. On Dec. 22, 1935, she married Francis A. Curran in Grand Forks. They farmed south of Grand Forks until 1968, when they moved to Seattle, Wash. They also lived for a short time in Hawaii.
Stengrim-Dahlman Engagement Julie Stengrim and Todd Dahlman would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jim and Deb Stengrim and Dean and Mary Dahlman. Julie graduated from Northland Com-munity and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Emmanuel Com-munity in Detroit Lakes. Todd graduated from Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls and is employed by Lakes Redimix in Detroit Lakes. An Aug. 12 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.