DL News Staff
Two of Minnesota's congressional delegation are hopeful Japan will begin buying U.S. beef again. Democrat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Rep. U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, in separate press releases last week, were reservedly optimistic about a proposed breakthrough in negotiations between both countries. Peterson called it an important first step in resuming U.S. beef exports to Japan.
Minnesota veterans and members of the military with Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, and recipients of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary or Service medals may now purchase a special license plate to show pride in their service to our country. The Minnesota departments of Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services invite all who have served to purchase one of these special license plates. The plates are a standard Minnesota plate featuring a campaign, expeditionary or service medal.
Question 1: If one is driving on a highway through a small town at night and there is no traffic in the town, is it legal to keep one's headlights on the high setting? Answer 1: Yes it is. According to statute 169.61 we are required to use the low setting when within 1,000 feet of another vehicle coming towards us and when within 200 feet when following a vehicle. I think it is a good idea to use low beams as it is very possible to forget you have your high beams on should you meet another vehicle in town. Question 2: I never exceed the speed limit.
In the Midwest, summer is often synonymous with sunburn. People tend to spend too much time in the sun without protecting their skin. Avoiding sunburn is important. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 million American's are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Of those diagnosed, more than 7,700 will die as a result of the condition. Meanwhile, more an annoyance than a health concern, acne is more prevalent in the summer as people spend more time in hot, humid conditions.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
For anyone who needs one more reason to tip the scale toward a healthier lifestyle, the American Cancer Society has it: being overweight is a risk factor for many forms of cancer. A new nationwide survey by the American Cancer Society finds that while most Americans (83 percent) recognize the link of being overweight to heart disease and many (57 percent) know the link to diabetes, far fewer (eight percent) understand there is a connection between being overweight and cancer risk.
High numbers of deer tick-transmitted disease cases are still being reported in Minnesota, including cases in several new areas, leading state health officials to conclude that many Minnesotans are not taking the relatively simple precautions necessary to prevent illness. A total of 918 Lyme disease cases were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health in 2005, similar to the record level of 1,023 set in 2004. Also, a record 186 human anaplasmosis cases were reported during 2005.
So much of the time anglers think of the weedline as being a good place to fish for largemouth bass, and those anglers are right. Lots of bass can be found along a weedline. But there are also lots of other species of fish that live along the weedline. In many bodies of water the weedline is where walleyes, northern pike, muskies, crappies and other panfish will be found. When we think of our yard, weeds aren't desirable.
Results from this spring's Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming count survey indicated the increase for which hunters and others have been waiting. The annual count was the highest since 2001, with increases observed in all survey regions except the southeast, where counts were stable. Counts had been at the low end of the 10-year cycle for the past four years. "It's always tough to predict when the upswing will start," said Mike Larson, DNR grouse research biologist.
Everything in the outdoor sports industry is either big or is attempting to get bigger. The Gander Mountain stores at Baxter and at Forest Lake is partnering with Crystal-Pierz, the watercraft company. Crystal-Pierz is the world's largest retailer of boats (Lund Glastron, Crestliner brands, among others). The two Gander stores will have 1,200 boat models available, Bass Pro Shops This St. Louis-based outfit is really big all over the southern states. This company has plans to build a marina on the Mississippi River, some place in the northern wanderings of the great river.