DL News Staff
Aug. 31, 1913-May 22, 2006 Pearl Folstrom, 92, of Naytahwaush, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at her home. Pearl was born to James and Ida (Thompson) Cain on Aug. 31, 1913, in Clarksburg, W.Va. She grew up in a small town in West Virginia, where she attended school. Following her schooling, Pearl cleaned houses and babysat for various families. As a young lady, she moved to Maryland, where she continued to clean homes and worked for a dry cleaner. On July 30, 1945, Pearl married Charles Folstrom in Maryland.
It was my great pleasure to speak at the 9th Annual Festival of Birds recently. I enjoyed spending time with the wonderful folks who gathered there. Those in attendance were way beyond nice. The Detroit Lakes area is fortunate to have such a tremendous celebration. It is likewise gifted to have those people whose hard work and foresight make the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds the important event that it is.
In the past two years, Detroit Lakes seems to have become a billboard magnet. It appears we have a least five companies competing for highway space in and around town. Driving into Detroit Lakes this week, I noticed an outdoor advertising company truck installing more billboards on Highway 59 South. Before long, there may be billboards lighting up all night all the way down US 59 to the golf course and beyond. The city has made a strong effort over the past 10 years to make the gateways into Detroit Lakes attractive and appealing to both visitors and residents.
JANOUSEK -- a girl, Kathryn Helen; born May 11, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Devona and Dillon Janousek.
ROBBINS -- a boy, Justin Matthew; born May 12, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. to Ashley Burnos.
VANWERT -- a girl, Corissa Marie; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. to Christy Wadena and Corey Vanwert.
CHILTON -- a girl, Erica Therese; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. to Melissa Basswood and Eric Chilton.
It's good news that Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch concluded the ethanol industry is not breaking state laws regarding the pricing of ethanol-based E85 motor fuel. Well, sort of good news. For the uninitiated: E85 is supposed to be a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. We say "supposed to be" because an examination of the fuel in North Dakota found the blend can range as low as 60 percent ethanol and still be designated E85 at the pump.
BORAH -- a boy, Michael Wayne Jr.; born May 15, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. to Jessica Teichert and Michael Borah. CHILTON -- a girl, Erica Therese; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. to Melissa Basswood and Eric Chilton. VANWERT -- a girl, Corissa Marie; born May 15, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. to Christy Wadena and Corey Vanwert. WEIDENBACH -- a boy, Zell Howard; born May 16, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. to Frances and Jody Weidenbach. RIVERS -- a girl, Kaleigh Rene; born May 16, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz.
Thank heavens for the practice of government licensing. Its power shields citizens from fly-by-night plumbers, charlatans who like to play doctor and convicted child-abusers eager to teach school. But in Minnesota, licensing does more than protect the public welfare. It also seems to thwart many people from performing work they're fully qualified to undertake. Doubters needn't look far for proof: Remember last year's lawsuit by three African hair braiders?