DL News Staff
As luck would have it, the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, through its Arts Retreat program, has a very talented visual artist in residence this month, and others will have a unique opportunity to learn from her, through the New York Mills Community Education program. Kyla Rafert, from Newark, Del., will be teaching an Oil Painting Basics class through the local community education program. The class will take place at the NYM school, and will be held June 26-28 during two different times, either 3-5 p.m. or 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library offers an online resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry Library edition, a Web-based reference tool, allows area residents to start exploring their roots by searching a surname. Ancestry Library Edition stores millions of records online and checks them instantly for the name, revealing such details as military, birth and death records, past addresses and even immigration information. Ancestry Library edition is available at any LARL branch library.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Perham attorney Steven R. Peloquin as chair of the Seventh District Bar Association's Ethics Committee. The Seventh District Includes Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Douglas, Todd, Wadena, Morrison, Stearns, Benton and Mille Lacs counties. Peloquin replaces Moorhead attorney Steven J.
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for June 16, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. We seem to be starting on a dry summer as little rain has fallen in the northwest so far. As I put the report together, there is a forecast of possible storms in the coming hours and days, but no sign of them yet. Young birds are appearing everywhere in almost every species that is known to nest here.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, June 15 at 12:49 p.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported that he had loaned his shotgun to a person who then pawned it. Friday, June 16 at 12:50 a.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 10 near Highway 59.
The Lake Park Garden announces the Yard of the Month for June is Sheila and Sherwood Nelson, 3007 3rd St., Lake Park. There will be no meeting in June. The Lake Park Garden Club is working with Sunnyside Care Center to redo their large flowerbed.
Question 1: A friend claims that when entering an interstate highway that cars on the interstate are required to move over as the car entering has the right of way unless there is a yield sign posted on the entrance ramp. Is this really true? Answer 1: No, it is not! While it is courteous to move over when possible it is not required. Traffic on the interstate has the right of way and the entering vehicle has to yield. The entering vehicle will have to reach freeway speed and signal to safely merge into the flow of traffic.
College graduation is a time to celebrate and dream about what the future holds, but current college graduates are also fearful of the debt they have accrued to learn. According to a study done by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, during the past five years tuition at Minnesota's community and technical colleges has increased 62 percent. At the most "affordable" two-year institutions the average student is now paying $4,282. As tuition rises, student debt is becoming more of a concern. In fact, Minnesota's students borrow more than students in other states.
Following through on Governor Tim Pawlenty's announcement earlier this year of a statewide program to track down non-compliant predatory offenders, agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, county sheriff's offices and local police departments recently conducted a statewide sweep. Law enforcement officers personally contacted 315 offenders, bringing 219 into compliance, arresting 35 offenders and forwarding 90 cases for possible criminal charges for failure to register. A total of 636 unregistered predatory offenders were targeted during the sweep.
Minnesotans are encouraged to sign up for Wireless AMBER Alerts, now available through the Minnesota AMBER Alert Plan in an effort to aid in the search for abducted children. In conjunction with National Missing Children's Day, May 25, a new public service advertising campaign will highlight this service. "We encourage all Minnesotans with cell phones to sign up to receive the wireless AMBER Alerts," said Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion.