DL News Staff
If persons do not learn from history, history is bound to repeat itself. This is a part of history. "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, the world will follow our lead into the future." -- Adolf Hitler 1938 -- Marilyn M. Swanson, Wadena
The DNR's recent news release, "Elk hunt extended to meet management goals, control depredation," should leave Minnesotans shaking their heads. There appears to be no logic to our DNR's conservation practices other than to satisfy their "clients" -- the cattle industry and trophy hunters. A recreational wolf hunt has ended, which lacked scientific data nor a clear plan forward and was rejected by 80 percent of surveyed public. Elk are the preferred prey animal of the wolf. If we truly want a self-sustaining timber wolf population, then why are we killing elk? Enter cattle industry.
This January marks 40 years of Roe vs.
In the wake of a news article done recently regarding drug abuse and crime on the White Earth Nation we are encouraged to hear the reporting agency has agreed to return for follow up segments on information they may not have had time to include in their original report. Prior to their follow up we wish to reach out to many of our citizens who have spoken out positively against some of the comments within the news piece, and shared many stories of what "rez life" is to them -- certainly not living in constant fear! We commend the individuals stepping up and speaking out and we vow to contin
After four tragic episodes of violence in Obama's four years in office, his response was, "We must change -- because we have no choice. We must try." How can we try? What issues might he be looking at? Two issues stand out: gun use and mental health. Having spent my professional years as a secondary counselor at Minnetonka Schools, my mind springs to mental health and to a huge factor within it: attitudes. Gun use will be debated and legislated at national and state levels, and is not a topic here.
During the calendar year of 2012, the Lake Region Veteran's Color Guard participated in the following events; six parades in the communities of Detroit Lakes,Frazee, Vergas, Wolf Lake and Ogema, 18 flag presentations, two educational presentations and 59 Funeral Military Honors. All encompassing 5,661 miles through Dec. 17. Your donations have made these activities possible. Thank you! -- Dave Coalwell, Detroit Lakes (The Lake Region Veteran's Color Guard has members from the American Legion Post 15, VFW Post 1576 and the DAV.
2013! The beginning of another New Year! The calendar, or measure of time, is torment to the Communist atheist. The B.C. and A.D. causes him more severe headaches than those who suffer from an overdose of Viagra! -- Victor J. Kern, Wadena
The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club would like to thank KRCQ (FM102.3), and the various area businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, individuals, and Kiwanis members who supported this year's Holiday Wish Program. And thank you to the local Kiwanis Club, which once again made a $2,500 contribution the program. In its 14th year, the Holiday Wish Program is intended to help families or individuals who have suffered some misfortune and would benefit from some help during the holiday season.
I had a terrible experience on Dec. 21, 2012, when I took my two English Cocker Spaniels to Tamarac Refuge for a late season grouse hunt. I guess I really had no expectations for any hunting success but, rather, I just wanted to get the dogs into the woods for some work. Things ended badly when my "old friend" Amy was caught in, and strangled by a trapper's snare. She had worked her way a few yards off the trail and hadn't come back. This was not at all like her as she was very good about keeping an eye on me.
On Dec. 4 the United States Senate had the opportunity to endorse fair and humane treatment for people with disabilities around the world by ratifying the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Each Democrat, Independent and eight Republican Senators expressed American leadership throughout the world by voting to ratify this treaty. Thirty-eight senators, all Republican however, would not let the United States of America stand tall in our support for and fair treatment of people with disabilities. Consequently the treaty was not ratified.