DL News Staff
Detroit Lakes' own Marly Simmons has been chosen as one of 50 high school singers who will be touring as part of the 2006 Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir this month. Simmons was chosen from among applicants all over the state of Minnesota. He has been busy rehearsing with the choir at Mount Carmel Ministries Camp near Alexandria, in preparation for the tour, which opened Saturday in Cokato and continues through June 28. The choir is under the direction of Thomas D.
The Red River Valley Fair continues today (Sunday) through Saturday, June 24, at the fairgrounds just off Main Avenue West in West Fargo. Events planned include livestock, agriculture and other exhibits, a carnival, concerts by Johnny Holm, Jo Dee Messina, Sawyer Brown, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar and Poison. Admission to the fair is free. Fair organizers have also brought back the Funtic, which allows fairgoers to attend all six grandstand concerts for one price.
Some of the piano students of Sharon Wesbrook played in a Spring Recital on Sunday, June 4, at the Wesbrook Studio on Long Lake. Students playing both a memorized solo and duet were: Sarah and Rachael Buhr of Frazee, Cheyanne Zick of Rochert, and Lexi Schneibel of Detroit Lakes. Cheyanne also played an original composition and Janelle Mueller, a former student of Wesbrook's and a guest for the day from Hillsboro, N.D. performed Chopin's Polonaise in c sharp minor and Scott Joplin's Easy Winners. Friends, family and neighbors enjoyed boat rides and tubing on the lake after the recital.
Until now, many Minnesota children with cystic fibrosis were not diagnosed soon enough to help prevent or slow down serious medical problems caused by this disease. The Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Program began testing newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) in March and has already identified six babies who will benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. "Thanks to CF newborn screening, an estimated 25 Minnesota babies who are affected with this genetic disorder can be helped each year," said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach.
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for May 31, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. Summer came quickly to the northwest this year, and now the migration appears to be mostly over.
What types of insects do you see in your garden? At this time of year you may see a variety of insects, but the most obvious may be honeybees ducking in and out of the flowers on your crab apple tree or collecting pollen from wild flowers. Honeybees and bumblebees are perhaps two of the most beneficial insects that we could attract to our gardens. Indeed, these busy little creatures are responsible for pollinating a large variety of fruits, flowers, and vegetables and are an important part of our ecosystem.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
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 . Sunday, June 18 Melody Boys dance A dance featuring Melody Boys is from 1 to 5 p.m. in the American Legion, Park Rapids. There is a $4 donation at the door.
Johnson commissioned Jake D. Johnson has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Johnson has been selected to attend pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio. He is the son of Gregg and Debra Johnson of Audubon, and graduated in 2001 from Lake Park-Audubon High School.
Sierra Club volunteers and staff, in conjunction with other energy advocates and tribal members, recently brought their "Walk for Wind/March against Mercury" to the area. The goals of the Walk for Wind are to have dialogue with residents and organize support for the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. In addition, the walkers seek to raise awareness of the proposed expansion of the Big Stone coal plant just across the South Dakota border.