DL News Staff
This past week, I went down to the University of Minnesota to do my freshman orientation. At first, I was quite overwhelmed. I was in a strange place with strange people and was feeling a little scared. Walking around campus, I felt as small as an ant. With all the information being thrown at me, and having to work out my class schedule, I found myself wondering I really could do the whole college thing. However, throughout the day I started to become comfortable with my surroundings.
What do you call an event that hosts 51 bands and goes to over 45 cities? Besides a good time its called The Warped Tour 2006. The closest venue to Detroit Lakes is in Minneapolis at the Metrodome June 18. The Warped Tour is the biggest alternative music tour to date and this is its 12th year running. This year some of the headliner bands are NOFX, The Spill Canvas, From First To Last, Thursday and Minneapolis's own Motion City Soundtrack. From First To Last just released its newest CD entitled, "Heroine." The band most likely incorporated tracks from "Heroine" into its new set.
"Nothing" is what many children have when summer vacation begins and they lose their meal of the day - school lunch. Community members can do something about nothing by contributing at Bremer Bank to fight hunger during Nat'l Hunger Awareness Week, June 5-11. For every $1 donated, North Country Food Bank can distribute $9 of groceries to the Detroit Lakes community.
The Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner Law Firm of Fergus Falls, has been awarded an Advocacy Achievement Award by Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota for their work as Judicare attorneys. Legal Services serves low income and elderly residents of 22 northwestern Minnesota counties using offices in Moorhead, Alexandria and Bemidji, and the Judicare Panel, a group of 230 private attorneys throughout the region. One attorney/firm is selected annually from each of four Bar Association Districts in the 22 counties to receive the Advocacy Achievement Award.
Serenity Salon Day Spa and Tanning would like to welcome massage therapist Sue Holt to its salon staff. Holt is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead and the Sister Rosalind School of Massage, located in Fargo. She previously worked as a PACE coordinator for Detroit Lakes Independent School District 22 and as a WE Fest employment office director and currently resides in Detroit Lakes.
America has been involved in a war against terrorism since attacks were made on the World Trade Center in 2001. This war has become a main topic of debate, and many people have mixed feelings concerning it. We all want to support our troops and bring them home safely. Yet, America is torn, unable to decide whether or not we believe our troops should be in Iraq. Throughout American history, we have always enlisted the use of our freedom of speech. It is an amendment to our constitution, and something that is used daily to defend ourselves and our rights.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will make a regulatory decision in July that will have implications for duck hunters during the five-year period of 2006-2010 if the duck season is less than 40 days. The DNR, as required by the U.S.
For two seasons, they were the Lakes Digital Image team. This year, the trap shooting squad has come of age at the Becker County Sportsmen's Club. These former junior league shooters are now competing in the adult category under the name Bekkerus-Schott-Johnson CPA. The team is captained by Matt Bruflodt, and shooting very well, in a tie for first place. There are different faces in the club's kitchen each Thursday.
The headline on a Minnesota Deer Hunters Association commentary in the June 4th issue of the Detroit Lakes Tribune was incorrect. It should have read that MDHA does not support a proposed $1 increase in the deer hunting license, which would be used for venison processing. MDHA's executive board opposes the increase because it could open the deer hunting license fee to other non-hunting add-ons, according to MDHA president Dan Splittstoser.
Anglers harvested an estimated 32,500 pounds of walleye and released more than five times that amount in the first three weeks of fishing on Upper Red Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake, which was closed to anglers in 1999 due to low walleye numbers, was reopened this spring under special regulations that allow anglers to keep two walleye.