DL News Staff
The ethanol industry appears to be abiding by the law of supply and demand, not breaking state law when E85 prices rise, the Minnesota Attorney General says. An eight-month investigation produced no proof of illegal pricing of ethanol-based E85 fuel. "I don't believe there is price fixing," Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday. "What I see is the law of supply and demand." Producers, distributors and retailers can charge whatever they want for E85 or other products, as long as they don't conspire with others to set the price, Hatch said.
Twelve county dairy princesses have been named finalists for the 2006 Princess Kay of the Milky Way title during a statewide event sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association in St.
Carol Olander and Jack Kidder, both of Detroit Lakes, each won $10,000 playing the lottery. Olander played the Lottery's Hot Streak Scratch Game. She purchased the winning ticket at Casey's General Store in Detroit Lakes. Kidder won at the Lottery's Powerball game. His winning ticket was purchased at Central Market. Visit www.mnlottery.com or call the Lottery's Player Hotline at 651-634-111 for more information.
This years LQA&E Training for Becker County is going to be held Saturday, June 24, registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the training is 9 a.m. to Noon It will be held at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes.
By DON DAVIS and DAVE OLSON Forum Communications A coalition of 700 Minnesota organizations launched a $4 million campaign to support a transportation funding constitutional amendment, followed four hours later Wednesday by the Moorhead mayor announcing an organization to oppose the measure. The dueling announcements preview campaigns for the only constitutional amendment Minnesotans will decide this year. Those for the amendment say it guarantees more funding for transportation.
Researchers and Minnesota soybean growers are finding that "the early bird" really can "get the worm." With the USDA estimating a record-breaking 76.9 million soybean acres this year, more growers are getting a jump on the season by adopting the practice of early planting with the help of seed treatment. University studies show soybean yield potential clearly starts to decrease in early May. By late May, researchers calculate a one-day planting delay to cut more than a half-bushel per acre (bu/A) off yield. A five-day delay could cost local soybean growers as much as $30 per acre.
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two charges Friday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $2,500 against Justyn Schoenberger, 22, of 610 East Grant Street. Schoenberger is accused of one count each of felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor dangerous weapons.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Thursday. District Judge Lisa Borgen set bond at $50,000 against Matthew Larson, 23, of 39432 County Road 34 East. His next court appearance is June 5. Larson is charged with domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation for a May 24 incident involving his father, Lawrence Larson, Sr. On May 1, District Judge Thomas Schroeder sentenced Larson for felony fifth-degree assault of his brother on Nov. 9, 2005.
Fresh out of college at St. Cloud State University, one of my first sports columns at my first newspaper job at the Olivia Time Journal was on the importance of the Minnesota Legislature passing a stadium bill for the state's professional baseball team, the Twins. That was the summer of 1997. After nine years -- and several feet of copy from my fingers into the newspaper on the importance of keeping our pro franchises -- not to mention countless debates with other citizens about "feeding the billionaire owners free stadiums," half of my plight has been answered.