DL News Staff
Jan. 11, 1923-April 10, 2006 Daniel P. Riley, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 10, 2006 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Daniel Patrick Riley was born to Dan S. and Eva (Callaghan) Riley on Jan. 11, 1923 in Hankinson, N.D. The family then lived in Lidgerwood, N.D., where Dan attended school and graduated from high school with honors. He attended the University of North Dakota. On Dec. 31, 1942 he joined the Army Air Corps, and served as a fighter pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. He flew 69 combat missions, in P-47 and P-38 aircraft.
Consumers get more protections from identity theft and victims of that crime also are helped under legislation approved Monday by the Minnesota Senate on a 65-0 vote. Minnesotans would be allowed to put security freezes on their credit reports under the bill, and credit card companies would be required to verify application information that didn't match data they already had on record. The bill, sponsored by DFL Sen. Dan Sparks of Austin, would also require businesses to destroy documents containing customers' personal information -- such as names, birth dates and Social Security numbers.
The fate of tax relief, more school funding and other state spending options rests in the hands of six Minnesota Supreme Court justices. They asked an attorney representing major cigarette makers tough questions Tuesday as he tried to convince them to overthrow a 75-cent-a-pack fee.
The University of Minnesota football team is a step closer to playing on campus and as part of the deal the school will sell 2,800 acres of parkland to the state. The House Thursday night voted 103-30 for a $249 million stadium. "The strong vote today gets us to the 50-yard line," university President Robert Bruininks said. "Now we're looking to the Senate to get us into the end zone." The stadium would be used for Gopher football games, but also more than 120 other days a year for a variety of activities, including possibly hosting high school football championship games, Rep.
It's that time again -- tax season. Most of us have recently received our 2006 property tax statements. While income taxes have stayed relatively stable, property taxes have gone up for most of us in rural Minnesota. There is a chance, however, for thousands of Minnesotans to get a refund on their property taxes through the Minnesota Property Tax Refund Program. I'm committed to making sure that all of the people in rural Minnesota who deserve refunds for their property taxes receive them.
You know, there is one thing that bothers me. We have a president who can't prove where he was during his Guard service. We have a vice president who was a five-time draft dodger. After the attacks of 9/11, I agree the right thing to do was go after Bin Laden. My question is, where is Bin Laden? How come he hasn't been captured? To throw us off, our president sends troops to Iraq to be killed and wounded -- over 2,300 of our troops have died. Over 10,000 have been injured.
Senator Kennedy said, "Illegals work hard and pay taxes, and despite evidence to the contrary, play by the rules." Illegal aliens make up about 4 percent of the people in the United States, but according to the Bureau of Justice, 29 percent of all inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens. According to Heather McDonald of City-Journal, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide and as many as two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants in the city of Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. So, Senator, there is a lot of evidence to the contrary.
This letter is to my Lake Park-Audubon constituents: I apologize to George Kohn and members of the community for my comments after the March LP-A School Board meeting. George's question during the meeting was: "Has the LP-A Board considered doing any long range planning?" And my comment to him after the meeting was: "George, please, don't ask silly questions." My comment was uncalled for, and I should have taken the time to explain to George the long-range planning we have done and are doing. We just completed a two-year contract with the teachers which encourages them to continue their
I was born and raised on the White Earth Reservation. I moved off when I was 17 years old. Moving off the reservation doesn't make me any less of an Indian, though. I've lived in Detroit Lakes since I was 17. When I need help with housing or medical issues, I have always turned to the reservation. Now they have turned me away and sent me back to Becker County because I don't live on the reservation. This is unfair. I left the reservation to find a job, since there were none on the reservation at the time.