DL News Staff
June 28, 1921-May 24, 2006 Ralph B. Walz, 84, of Mahnomen, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Mahnomen Health Center Hospital in Mahnomen. Ralph Bernard Walz, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Schwegman) Walz, was born June 28, 1921, at home in Lake Grove Township, near Waubun. He grew up working on the family farm, and attended Adam's Country School in that area. Ralph entered the U.S. Army Jan. 29, 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and served his country in the Pacific Theater and the Philippines. Upon his discharge at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., on Nov.
Dorothy I. Wendt, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Dorothy Ione Carter was born to Arthur George and Lillius May (Stanforth) Carter on May 14, 1927 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school. She later worked at Videen's Jewelry in Detroit Lakes. Dorothy married Herbert Wendt on March 10, 1946 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Height of Land, rural Frazee. Following marriage they lived in Height Of Land Township, Becker County, from 1946-90, before retiring and moving to Detroit Lakes.
On state government balance sheets, $23 million is not a lot of money. But as applied strategically to early childhood learning by the 2006 Legislature, that modest sum stands to make a big impact. After several disheartening sessions for little learners, a corner was turned this year. Gov. Tim Pawlenty finally found $10.5 million in early childhood investments he could embrace.
Jan. 14, 1924-May 24, 2006 Margie A. Olson, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Margie was born to Michael and Anna (Johnson) Roberts on Jan. 14, 1924 in Richwood, where she grew up and attended school, then graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. She then attended Moorhead State Teachers College, where she received a teaching degree. She subsequently taught in Audubon and White Earth. On June 27, 1945, she married Henry E. Olson in White Earth.
Marvin L. Bellanger, 39, of White Earth, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Jan. 18, 1967-May 23, 2006 Marvin L. Bellanger, 39, of White Earth, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Marvin Lowell Bellanger was born to Darwin E. and Goldie (Hanks) Bellanger on Jan. 18, 1967 in Detroit Lakes. He was a lifelong resident of White Earth, where he attended school. During his working life he worked in the maintenance department at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reassuring motorists that access to two of Itasca State Park's entrances will not be significantly impacted by a detour for road construction on State Highway 200 during June. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to begin resurfacing Highway 200 between Clearwater County Highway 2 to the junction with State Highway 71 on Tuesday, May 30.
Producers are invited to participate in upcoming University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Staging & Management Clinics to be held at various locations in June in Northwest Minnesota. University of Minnesota crop specialists and Extension educators will be on hand, to answer 2006 growing season concerns, questions and to exchange information. The clinics will be hands-on; with producers encouraged to bring in wheat and barley samples for evaluation of crop stage and participate in a discussion of management decisions related to stage of growth. Recognizing the proper crop stage is im
Otter Tail Ag Enterprises, LLC, which is proposing a 55-million gallon ethanol facility near Fergus Falls, recently signed Letters of Intent with three risk management providers. OTAE President Jerry Larson indicated that risk management services are an integral part of the business plan of the OTAE ethanol facility and is part of keeping the company competitive in the renewable fuels business. The company has inked Letters of Intent with the following providers: Renewable Products Marketing Group will market the company's estimated 55 million gallons of ethanol. RPMG was formed in 1
Corn and feeder cattle markets have been volatile in the last several months as market fundamentals for both have been changing. Fall 2006 feeder calf prices will be impacted by changing corn prices because after the cost of the calf, feed prices are the second greatest input cost in cattle feeding. A rule of thumb for cow-calf producers to watch this summer is that a 10-cent-per-bushel change in corn prices can cause a $1-per-hundredweight change in the opposite direction in fall feeder calf prices. This assumes other fundamental factors will hold constant, which likely won't happen.
Fergus Falls-based West Central Initiative recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of serving west central Minnesota.