DL News Staff
A new Bemidji-Fosston Veterans Affairs clinic will be operational in the Bemidji area by the end of 2006. This is the first of three outpatient clinics the VA plans to open in the Seventh Congressional District. The other two are planned for Alexandria and Redwood Falls. The new clinics are part of 25 new community-based clinics being opened in 17 states and American Somoa. The VA currently has 700 community-based clinics nationwide. U.S. Rep.
The Minnesota Department of Education is pushing to bring Mandarin Chinese language classes to more schools to better prepare students to compete in the global marketplace. But rural educators say that's not really feasible.
Three Detroit Lakes families were honored last month for organ donation of a loved one. On Thursday, June 15, Tim Pawlenty and First Lady Mary Pawlenty honored the Metelak and Callaghan families for their son's generosity in giving the gift of life, as was Cheri Cameron for her husband's generous gift of life and Ronnie Dahlsad for his wife's generous gift of life. The Metelak, Callaghan, Cameron and Dahlsad families were among more than 450 individuals who were present at a special recognition event to express gratitude for their loved ones selfless gift of donation. The family members
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, July 6 Sparks performs Guitarists Tim Sparks and Franco Marone perform at the Center for the Arts, downtown Fergus Falls. Tickets are $12 for adults and $14 the day of the show. Students are $5.
Researchers will learn what visitors enjoy when they travel in Becker and Mahnomen counties. That's one of the pieces of information researchers will be gathered during a year-long survey that will profile visitors to the Detroit Lakes and Mahnomen areas. The project was launched on June 26 when University of Minnesota Tourism Center researchers visited the area to review potential sites where in-person visitor interviews will be conducted during the next year.
What a week for young birds -- fledglings are everywhere! Weather has been exceptional for fledglings, but one has to feel that the parents are having more difficulty finding suitable insects for the young. The dry weather has made evening birding very pleasant, as there are few mosquitoes here in the northwest. For the first summer in ages, one can sit outside with the morning coffee without doing the "Minnesota dance". While birding in Lake of the Woods County June 24, Doug Johnson discovered a green heron, and a black-billed cuckoo.
The North Dakota Supreme Court the license of Steven Aakre, a lawyer practicing with a Moorhead firm, on Thursday. The suspension stems from Aakre's own report to the court last year that he improperly took money from a Fargo law firm he had worked for.
Friday, June 30 at 7:39 a.m., a person was reported stabbed at White Earth. at 8:21 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported an amplifier was stolen from her car. Saturday, July 1 at 12:05 a.m., a rural Lake Park camping vehicle was reported on fire. at 1:35 a.m., a man was arrested at a Detroit Lakes motel for disorderly conduct. at 1:58 a.m., a fight was reported at a Detroit Lakes bar. at 2:36 a.m., a Detroit Lakes business reported an individual broke a window. at 4:15 a.m., a Detroit Lakes resident reported a man was assaulted by several individuals.