DL News Staff
With regard to the accomplishments of the White Earth Tribal Council: Pride! Pride is what I feel when I review the last few years of the accomplishments of the White Earth Nation's Tribal Council. More positive accomplishments have taken place on the reservation under this council's leadership then have occurred in the previous 30 years.
On Dec. 13 and 14, 2008, the Obama presidential campaign staff headed by David Plouffe, campaign manager, has organized house meetings across the country to set in motion a program to promote change in the U.S. The house hosts are supposed to invite about 50 people to the event; discuss issues; lay plans to reach out to the community, including government officials and the media; and start bringing change right away.
Considering the prices of all kinds of energy lately, I wonder what ever happened to making electricity affordable to all citizens in the state of Minnesota. The Big Stone II plant would provide such energy without setting back our state's impressive but costly renewable energy standard. If, by law, utilities have to provide "affordable" electricity, and 25 percent of it has to come from renewable sources by 2025, then there is a conflict if the renewable energy called for is more expensive to provide. But I understand that the utilities signed off on the renewable energy standard.
A Grand Forks man who was fired from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for sending racist letters on his own time is suing the federal agency for violating his free speech rights. U.S.
Former Detroit Lakes and Moorhead resident Bernie Lindrud, 93, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Friday, March 1, 2013 in Scottsdale. Arrangements are pending with Korsmo Funeral Service of Moorhead.
Jan. 9, 1931-Feb. 20, 2013 A memorial service will be held for Leslie Ralph Mischke, 82, of Detroit Lakes, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Trinity Lutheran Church, New York Mills, with Pastor Kirk Douglas officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Charles D. Center VFW Post 3289 of New York Mills and the Minnesota Army National Guard, Honor Guard. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, New York Mills. Leslie Ralph Mischke was born on January 9, 1931 in Culbertson, Mont. His parents were the late Paul and Mabel (Schwen-ke) Mischke.
Detroit Lakes native Jessie (Lynch) Kelly, 94, of Minneapolis, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. A private remembrance will be held at a later date.
Aug. 24, 1936-Feb. 24, 2013 Duane H. Cogger, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Duane was born the son of Edward and Bertha (Leu) Cogger on August 24, 1936 in Teletrachie, Miss. He was raised in Richwood. Duane served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957. He was united in marriage to Lillie Barry on December 10, 1957 in Detroit Lakes. As a young man he worked for Bower Tree Service in Mora. Duane later became a heavy equipment operator, working for Soby Construction in Fergus Falls for a few years, and spent most of his career with Sellin Bros.
Oct. 20, 1940-Feb. 24, 2013 Ronnie Lee Frey, 72, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Ronnie was born on October 20, 1940, and born again on April 27, 1974 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Ronnie was the son of John and Lois (Moench) Frey. His earthly journey began at home near Rice Lake, Minn., and his heavenly journey began February 24, 2013 at home in Frazee. As a young man, he worked for area farmers until 1961, when he started with Madison Silo Company. In 1969, Ronnie started Frey's Silo Repair and Sandblasting, Inc.
Oct. 1, 1952-Feb. 21, 2013 Kathryn L. Muench, 60, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly, though peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at her residence. Kathryn Louise Muench was born to Carl and Marie (Walberg) Lundberg on October 1, 1952 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1971. On January 8, 1972 she was united in marriage to Jody Muench in Detroit Lakes.