DL News Staff
The rumor mill surrounding the suspension/firing of Bemidji Public Safety Director Bruce Preece remains in full force. But, unfortunately, the facts may never be told. Preece, whose position puts him in charge of both the police and fire departments, was put on paid administrative leave April 25 by then-City Manager David Minke, who was only days away from leaving his post for another job. Through most of the process, Preece has maintained he doesn't know the reason for the action. Minke is gone, and those in in-terim charge aren't saying anything.
A question that preoccupied some Minnesota politicos for 12 months -- is it a fee, or a tax? -- has been answered in statute. Henceforward, the "health impact fee" on cigarettes is, technically speaking, a tax. As of June 1, so are a host of other governmental charges that have traditionally been called fees. Under a new definition enacted by the 2006 Legislature, if the government charge imposed on a private transaction is not optional, it's a tax.
X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13) NNNN (out of 5) Starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine Halle Berry as Storm Ian McKellen as Magneto Famke Janssen as Jean Grey/Phoenix Anna Paquin as Rogue Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast Rebecca Romijn as Mystique James Marsden as Scott Summers Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier Studio: 20th Century Fox Directed by: Brett Ratner By KEVIN CARR I've been a comic book fan all my life, but I was always a DC guy.
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.