DL News Staff
It's good news that Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch concluded the ethanol industry is not breaking state laws regarding the pricing of ethanol-based E85 motor fuel. Well, sort of good news. For the uninitiated: E85 is supposed to be a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. We say "supposed to be" because an examination of the fuel in North Dakota found the blend can range as low as 60 percent ethanol and still be designated E85 at the pump.
BORAH -- a boy, Michael Wayne Jr.; born May 15, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. to Jessica Teichert and Michael Borah. CHILTON -- a girl, Erica Therese; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. to Melissa Basswood and Eric Chilton. VANWERT -- a girl, Corissa Marie; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. to Christy Wadena and Corey Vanwert. WEIDENBACH -- a boy, Zell Howard; born May 16, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. to Frances and Jody Weidenbach. RIVERS -- a girl, Kaleigh Rene; born May 16, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz.
Thank heavens for the practice of government licensing. Its power shields citizens from fly-by-night plumbers, charlatans who like to play doctor and convicted child-abusers eager to teach school. But in Minnesota, licensing does more than protect the public welfare. It also seems to thwart many people from performing work they're fully qualified to undertake. Doubters needn't look far for proof: Remember last year's lawsuit by three African hair braiders?
LEACH -- a boy, Hunter Allan; born May 10, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Jamie and Gary Leach, Jr.
MYERS -- a girl, Katrianna Renee; born May 12, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Crystal and Shawn Myers.
KIER -- a girl, Jennifer Lynn; born May 12, 2006, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. to Nea Keezer.
Dec. 18, 1930-May 23, 2006 James D. LaFriniere, 75, of Mahnomen, died in his home on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. James DeWayne LaFriniere, the son of Theodore and Lillian (Enmark) LaFriniere, was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Erskine, Minn. He grew up in Mahnomen and attended Mahnomen High School. On Nov. 24, 1951, Jim married Joan "Bunky" McArthur at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen. They lived in Mahnomen for a short time, and Jim later worked for Great Northern Railroad as a mail inspector. He was drafted into the U.S.
As you know, many forms of discrimination are illegal. Discrimination based on gender, for example, is illegal in employment, housing and education. So -- does discrimination against women still happen? Sure, every day. Is it illegal? Probably not. Who's doing this nasty stuff to women anyway? Other women, mostly. Whoa -- what's going on here? We're talking about discrimination that is a level or two below illegal discrimination -- brutally rude and vicious treatment, but within the law.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) urged all Minnesotans Thursday to express their appreciation to U.S.