DL News Staff
Taylor receives award Ian Taylor of Detroit Lakes was selected for a departmental award for outstanding academic accomplishment and service at Bemidji State University for the 2005-2006 year. Taylor, a senior majoring in criminal justice history, received the Outstanding History Student Award from the Department of History. Uran receives award Laurie Uran of Waubun was selected for a departmental award for outstanding academic accomplishment and service at Bemidji State University for the 2005-2006 year. Uran, a senior majoring in social work and Indian studies, received the Outstandi
If Lake Region Electric Cooperative is not in some financial difficulty, why is the board discounting decreased members capital credits by an average of 30 percent? In 2005, LREC processed 219 decreased claims and withheld $52,370 from their families. This is morally wrong. That money belongs to their families and it is the responsibility of the board members to honor that commitment. A few years ago LREC was at 54 percent equity and today it is approximately 30 percent.
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.