DL News Staff
Applications are available for the free IBM EXITE (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) camp for middle school girls with disabilities at PACER Center, Bloomington. The deadline for submitting an application is May 1. The 2006 EXITE Camp is July 20 (evening only) and all day July 24, 26, and 28, Aug. 1 and 3. For information, call PACER at (952) 838-9000 or visit http://www.pacer.org/stc/exite.htm . EXITE serves 30 girls who are entering the sixth-ninth grades in fall 2006 and are interested in science and technology.
Oct. 5, 1932-March 11, 2006 Loretta Mae Keltner, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Loretta Mae Wourinen was born to Toivo and Alice (St. Clair) Wourinen on Oct. 5, 1932 in White Earth, where she was raised and educated. Loretta married Billy M. Keltner on Oct. 8, 1960 in Seattle, Wash., where she worked for Boeing Aircraft. Loretta moved to Minneapolis and worked for Charlie's Café Exceptional, 1978-82, after which she moved to Detroit Lakes and went to work for Swift and Co., 1982-92, when she retired.
Minnesota's two U.S. senators are applauding Senate passage of additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The bill contains an additional $1 billion in funds, which should help over 140,000 Minnesotans this heating season, according to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). However, U.S. Sen.
Thanks to a new law and a new Internet site, Minnesota homeowners will have some much-needed help when they receive their property tax statements later this month.
Law enforcement officials executed two search warrants last week and seized firearms and an assortment of drugs. Matthew Donald Brown, 27, of 15855 Count 18, Park Rapids, was arraigned March 8 on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to Sheriff Gary Mills, a search warrant was executed at Brown's residence in Henrietta Township March 7. Deputies and agents of the Paul Bunyan Task Force found approximately eight ounces of purported marijuana, packaged in six separate plastic bags.
Hold the bus! Judging from the response from Detroit Lakes School Board Chairman Tom Seaworth, I hit a nerve with my column comparing recent DL School District administration changes to an "Old Boy's Club." I heard from a lot of people who liked the column. So many, in fact, that I was beginning to think that the only eight people who wouldn't like my column would be the school board, the superintendent and LNP Consulting -- all of whom had said all they were going to say in two previous news stories, I thought. I was wrong.
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The DL School Board Monday gave its approval to an agreement with the White Earth Land Recovery Project for purchase of the Callaway Elementary School building, for a purchase price of $250,000. This marked a "substantial increase" in the WELRP's initial offer of $175,000 for the building.
State health officials say a nearly 200 percent increase in 2005 in early syphilis cases among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) means more needs to be done to get sexual partners in for testing and treatment. According to new preliminary data released by the Minnesota Department of Health, infectious syphilis cases have nearly tripled among MSM compared to 2004. As of December 31, 2005, there were 99 infectious syphilis cases reported compared to 34 cases in 2004, a jump of almost 200 percent.
It never hurts to let a little sunshine in. It helps plants grow. Brightens up the house.