DL News Staff
U.S. dairy producers have until May 17 to sign up for the federal Milk Income Loss Contract program. Payments will begin following the sign up. Producers must select the month they want to start receiving payments for eligible production. Producers may retroactively select any month beginning December 2005 through May 2006 if they enroll by May 17. After that date, producers will not have the option of selecting a retroactive month for payment.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is compiling a directory of organic farms and farm products within the state. Directory listings are free and open to all certified organic farms, whether they be completely organic or "split" (farms that are part conventional and part organic. MDA organic and diversification specialist Meg Moynihan said the directory has multiple uses and benefits. "Producers can use it to increase their visibility to buyers or form marketing alliances," said Moynihan. There are approximately 500 certified organic farms in Minnesota, with another 100 to 125 cert
50 Years ago April 4, 1956 -- George Scherzer, prominent Riceville township farmer near Callaway, has been named Becker County farmer-sportsman for 1956. A North Dakota man who had been charged with criminal negligence in connection with a two-car collision near Glyndon March 22 in which two persons were killed, including an Audubon infant, was exonerated by a Clay County coroner's jury. The oldest of Minnesota's first state highway patrolmen has made his last run -- after driving a total of 1,297,542 miles.
In an effort to improve the experience of all who visit Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, new safety and security policies have been introduced.
The Lakes Crisis & Resource Center's Annual Banquet & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Speak Easy Restaurant in Detroit Lakes. Social hour will be held from 6-7 p.m. along with a Silent Auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a Live Auction to follow at 8 p.m. Lakes Crisis & Resource Center provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crime advocacy services along with Positive Connections. Positive Connections is a safe exchange and visitation center.
With the snow melting and ice thawing, the Detroit Lakes White Drug is planning a spring move of its own. Soon to be situated within the Washington Square Mall, the iconic downtown drugstore plans to refurbish space next to Faithful Expressions. "We are pleased White Drug will be a new tenant. They will be a great addition to the Washington Square Mall," said mall manager Dawn Olson. With the addition of White Drug to the mall venue, Olson noted it would be nice to keep a long-time neighbor downtown. "We are happy they chose the mall and are staying downtown," said Olson.
Our nation has been stricken with paranoia numerous times in the past. It is inevitable that unusual happenings are going to stir our fears and make irrationality seem logical. In the past, we have feared, and some still panic at the thought of, terrorists, mad cow disease, aids and other frightening aspects of the world we live in. The newest fear to come about is the Bird Flu, or the avian flu strain H5N1. Somewhat of a mystery to the public, we hear uncertain news about the severity it will have when and if it reaches the United States.
Ever since I was young, music has played a large part in my life. I have many memories of my parents scooting me off to piano lessons and making sure I practiced regularly. I'm sure many of you out there can relate to my experiences. Parents today (and in the past) are not only rushing their little ones off to soccer practice and little league, but also dance, voice, guitar, piano or art classes. Now, more than ever, the importance of exposing children to the arts is being stressed.
The Taste of Chaos, a large alternative tour came to Fargo, on March 21. The tour made its appearance at the Fargo Civic Center with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and show starting at 5 p.m. The show's attendants, over a thousand teenagers, eager to see some of their favorite bands play in Fargo for the first time. The show on the main stage was a complete success story. Dredge got the crowd worked up early with a fast paced opening set. They also incorporated the use of a flute into two of their songs very successfully. As always, As I Lay Dying put a lot of energy into their set.
Where? It'll be at Maplelag Resort north of Detroit Lakes April 7-9. The theme is management of Bordee-prairie habitats for waterfowl. Divided into field and auditorium sessions, this will be a composite of field sessions, participation, lectures, informative discussions and true approaches to recognized problems with possible solutions. Beginning at noon on Friday, the concerns for waterfowl in our northern state area will be met head on by some of the most knowledgeable professionals available. They will represent all of the major players in biology, conservation and duck management.