DL News Staff
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.
Ibarra-Thielen Engagement Sandra Ibarra and Johnathan Thielen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Sandra Monjardin, Clay and JoAnn Schott; and Michael and Sara Thielen. Sandra graduated from MSCTC in Detroit Lakes. John graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and is employed by Carr's Tree Service in Ottertail. A July 8 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1043 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes.
Winings-Grotjohn Engagement Amanda Winings and Justin Grotjohn announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Pam and Doug Winings of Detroit Lakes and Joe and Julie Grotjohn of Hawley. Amanda graduated from Lake Park/Audubon High School and is employed by Lakes Homes in Detroit Lakes. Justin graduated from Alexandria Technical College and is employed by Arvig Communication Systems in Perham. A June 10 wedding is planned at the Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park.
Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon announced Monday he will seek a second four-year term in office. Gordon, who will start his 29th year with the department in July, has enjoyed the first four years, although it demands six- and seven-days-a-week attention. That doesn't include periodic speaking engagements around the county before various groups and organizations. "I still have ideas in my head to keep (the department) growing," reasons Gordon. Gordon cites four main areas of accomplishments since taking office: jail facilities, White Earth tribal matters, youth and public safety. In
Renslow 50th Anniversary An open house honoring James and Elaine Renslow, Audubon, on their 50th wedding anniversary will be held from 2-5 p.m. on June 11, with a program at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 19747 County Road 6, Audubon. This event is being hosted by their children Steven and Kim Renslow, Grand Forks, N.D.; JoLeen and Dean Eklund, Lake Park; Brad and Bunny Renslow, Moorhead, and Todd and Bekki Renslow, Boise, Idaho, and seven grandchildren. No gifts please.
Weekley 40th Ben and Cindy Weekley are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 28, 1966 in Park Rapids. They will be celebrating with their family in the fall.
Three members of the Minnesota Army National Guard serving in Iraq were injured slightly by an improvised explosive device last Tuesday. On Thursday, Major Kevin Olson of the MARNG's Public Affairs Office said the soldiers were not seriously injured and immediately returned to duty. The soldiers are members of the 2/136th Infantry Combined Arms Battalion currently stationed in the Al-Anbar Province. Olson said the soldiers were part of a mounted patrol and were riding in an armored Humvee when the IED exploded. "They were all wearing their individual body armor, with the armored plates