DL News Staff
Like a wide receiver running into a goalpost, momentum to build sports stadiums hit an obstruction Thursday in the Senate Taxes Committee. The panel initially defeated 6-6 a proposal to build a University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, but it was expected to come back and eventually pass the Senate, as it already has the House.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: female black dog with white feet, five miles east of Detroit Lakes off Highway 34. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 847-0511.
Police have identified the Pelican Rapids woman who was killed in a car accident Saturday morning. Louise M. Sasso-Lundin, 46, was driving east on Highway 108 in Otter Tail County when the vehicle she was driving ran off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Officers say Sasso-Lundin was wearing a seat belt but there was either no airbag or it did not deploy. There was only minor damage done to the vehicle, according to authorities.
Bonnie Lee for Hair Design staffers Bonnie Lee, Shelly and Barbara attended the Annual West Coast Beauty Systems Beauty Show. The Art of Hair 2006 was the theme. Manufacturers were there with products, knowledge and training sessions. Some manufacturers in attendance included Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Nioxin and Scruples. Training sessions were available for beauticians in a four-state area, said Bonnie Lee. Bonnie Lee for Hair Design is at 807 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. Call 847-2838 for futher information or to make an appointment.
This time of year panfish are a great fishing option. In some states throughout the Midwest, walleye and bass seasons aren't open yet. However, panfish are fair game in those states. But even if early season angling for all species is allowed where you live, panfish are a good thing to chase. They're fun to fish for, they can be easy to catch, and they're great on the table. Right now is a good time to get in on this action. Water temperature is a very important consideration early in the spring.
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap league got off to a very good start Thursday. The field looked much the same as it was at the close of the 2005 season. Trap committee chairman Buck Cummings is hopeful of some additional teams, adult and junior. There have been some significant changes this season to better accommodate participants, such as shooting ahead or catching up on missed rounds. Shooters and their families have long enjoyed the delicious food available from the club's kitchen on league nights.
Effective March 31, the New Haven manufacturing plant of U.S. Repeating Arms Company ceased production of the Winchester Model 94 lever action .30-30 and the Model 70, a most prestigious centerfire rifle. It is a sad day for the history of these firearms, as both were among the most recognizable, most loved of their type. The hearts of many sportsmen agonize over this, as virtually every deer hunter owned one of these. The larger distributors bought out all of these two models and they moved to the gun racks of retail gun shops overnight.
Religion is one of the most controversial subjects. Wars have been waged, families have been torn apart, and people have died to support or reject a religion. In America today there is separation of church and state to avoid the confrontation of this subject. Even if we do not approach it as a nation, every person as an individual has a decision to make. We decide our values and lifestyles depending on what we believe concerning the afterlife, how we came about, a higher being, and what our purpose here on Earth is. What are we? Why are we here?
Lately, I have been noticing quite a lot of pollution as I stroll about town. Now that the snow has melted away, trash littering the streets is more visible than ever, smog fills the air and chemicals contaminate the earth's water supplies. It has become such a common practice that many do not even give it a second thought. Pollution has become a great problem in today's world and has caused much harm to our environment.