DL News Staff
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors Woman program is hosting its annual winter workshop March 3-5 at the Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center near Hackensack. Classes offered include dog sled mushing, ski-joring, ice fishing, snowshoeing, laser and air gun shooting, cross-country skiing, decoy carving, winter survival, trapping, Dutch oven cooking, polar fleece hat making and snowmobiling. Participants sign up for three classes during the weekend.
At the February meeting of the Becker County Sportsmen's Club, a number of items of interest about the summer trap shooting league were reviewed. Among them was the shooter's questionnaire that was completed at the conclusion of the league season. The surveys have been analyzed, and the results will be disclosed during the trap shooting meeting on Thursday, March l6, at the American Legion Club in Detroit Lakes.
This is the time of year when fish start to show some of the effects of fishing pressure. Although some lakes across the Midwest haven't seen quite as much ice-fishing pressure as usual this year, the fish in most bodies of water are acting like fish that have been beat up on as much as ever.
The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance, 2 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Waubun Community Center. Jim Kooyer will call tips, rounds by Donna Stone. Afterwards there will be a bus to Shooting Star Casino for dinner. For info, call 734-2269. Will Weaver, award-winning Minnesota author, discusses his recent books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Perham Public Library. Free and open to the public. For info, call 218-346-1474. The 31st annual Toothpick Engineering Contest, sponsored by MSUM and the F-M Engineers Club, starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
Located at the corner of West Lake Drive and Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, Giovanni's recently re-opened, offering up a few new menu options as well as their made-from-scratch pizza pies. "We used to own it when it was located next to the South Washington Avenue Subway, sold it and recently got it back," explained owner Joyce Schweigart. Schweigart along with her son, Zack Taves, own the local pizza franchise.
Filled with everything from clothing to hardware and everything in between, Lakes Variety will soon be opening their unique new and gently used goods and clothing shop to the lakes area.
Marco has been honored as a 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champion. Winners were announced on January 26, at the luncheon awards ceremony held at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. The 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champions Awards is Minnesota's first state-wide awards program spotlighting the efforts of Minnesota businesses to implement programs and practices that create flexible and supportive workplaces. Marco was one of twelve companies - from Rochester to St. Cloud - that were recognized based on their substantial efforts to create balanced work-life cultures.
Caroline Smith is a very complex person. She leads two lives: one as a senior at Detroit Lakes High School and the other as a rising musician. She recently debuted her first CD, which is self-titled simply as "Caroline Smith." Caroline started music at the young age of 11.
Gossip. Everyone, no matter who they are, has indulged in this guilty little pleasure at some point in their lives. It's okay to admit it -- we have all done it. Everyone has heard the quiet little whispers often including the words, "He said, she said." Sometimes, we might even enjoy a little gossip. Actually, often times we most likely enjoy the gossip we hear. After all, we are only human. I believe that gossip is in our nature. It is our way of nosing into other people's business without truly getting involved.
High school was a long trip that went by fast. The prospect of four long years before my graduation was unbearable as a freshman. Three years and some months later, high school still seems a burden. If I have learned anything throughout the time I've spent trying to be successful in my classes, it's that the classes almost never seemed to be the top priority. Always welcoming the thought of socialization, high school for most people seems like a place to fraternize with peers, rather than prepare for the future.