DL News Staff
Until now, many Minnesota children with cystic fibrosis were not diagnosed soon enough to help prevent or slow down serious medical problems caused by this disease. The Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Program began testing newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) in March and has already identified six babies who will benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. "Thanks to CF newborn screening, an estimated 25 Minnesota babies who are affected with this genetic disorder can be helped each year," said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach.
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for May 31, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. Summer came quickly to the northwest this year, and now the migration appears to be mostly over.
What types of insects do you see in your garden? At this time of year you may see a variety of insects, but the most obvious may be honeybees ducking in and out of the flowers on your crab apple tree or collecting pollen from wild flowers. Honeybees and bumblebees are perhaps two of the most beneficial insects that we could attract to our gardens. Indeed, these busy little creatures are responsible for pollinating a large variety of fruits, flowers, and vegetables and are an important part of our ecosystem.
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.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Sunday, June 18 Melody Boys dance A dance featuring Melody Boys is from 1 to 5 p.m. in the American Legion, Park Rapids. There is a $4 donation at the door.
Johnson commissioned Jake D. Johnson has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Johnson has been selected to attend pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio. He is the son of Gregg and Debra Johnson of Audubon, and graduated in 2001 from Lake Park-Audubon High School.
Sierra Club volunteers and staff, in conjunction with other energy advocates and tribal members, recently brought their "Walk for Wind/March against Mercury" to the area. The goals of the Walk for Wind are to have dialogue with residents and organize support for the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. In addition, the walkers seek to raise awareness of the proposed expansion of the Big Stone coal plant just across the South Dakota border.
ECKRE -- a girl, Olivia Rose; born June 9, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. to Jackie Lucca.
Early this spring, Natural Innovations hosted a speaker forum entitled "Land Use: Who Decides?" There was such good attendance at this panel discussion in the winter it was requested that Natural Innovations host a repeat presentation for summer residents, or for those who missed it the first time. We're excited to present this speaker forum in collaboration with the Coalition of Lakes Association (COLA). The forum is scheduled for this Thursday, June 22, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes (Room C101). The forum is free, and all are invited.
SWIERS -- a boy, Ethan David; born June 8, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Kerry and Justin Swiers.