DL News Staff
Do you believe every child deserves a family? We do. Thousands of children in America live in foster care, often moving from home to home, without the love and care of permanent families. Today, more than 114,000 children in the United States are in foster care through no fault of their own as victims of child abuse, neglect or abandonment and have been permanently removed from their homes.
Mark Dayton (DFL) leads Tom Emmer (R) by about 8,700 votes in the continuing race for governor of Minnesota, a margin close enough to trigger an automatic recount if certified by the state canvassing board Nov. 23. The Minnesota GOP is seeking "reconciliation" of the state's vote totals before the recount begins. Under Minnesota law, the vote totals and the total number of actual, identified voters -- the registered voters that signed in at the polling station -- are supposed to be "reconciled" or shown to be equal, within about six weeks after the election. The deadline this year is Dec.
On Thursday, November 4th we lost our daughter Cassidy to suicide. As a family we feel it is important to share our thoughts and to reach out to help others who may be struggling with depression and anxiety as our daughter did. We want the community to know that it is important to learn more about depression as well as the warning signs and risk factors that may lead to suicide. Depression is the leading cause of suicide and is the most treatable of all mood disorders.
The American people have spoken. Hundreds of politicians who chose not to attend town hall meetings in the past year to account for their voting record are gone. The big media outlets who maligned the Americans who wanted answers are stunned. Many of them are close to being out of business anyway because they have become nothing more than political hacks. So where do we go from here? Not all the politicians came up for election this year, but will in 2012. We're still waiting for answers from some as to why they voted the way they have.
On behalf of the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters, I would like to extend our thanks to so many individuals and groups who made the League's Candidate Forums such a success. With our partners, the League hosted nine candidate forums in Becker County during the 2010 primary and general election season. To all those who came to hear the candidates answer your questions, thank you for being a part of the democratic process.
Tears were running down my face as the cast from Detroit Lakes High School received their well deserved praise for an outstanding performance of "Singin' in the Rain" on Sunday afternoon. My nephew, Jack, on the drive back to my family's home asked, "Why were you crying Auntie Debbie it wasn't a sad show?" No it wasn't, and for crying out loud it was, in fact, a musical comedy! But so much of who I am today was developed on the Middle School stage in the George Simson Auditorium. I was in "The Music Man," "The King and I," "Tom Sawyer," "Meet me in St.
On behalf of the members of Lakes Area Vineyard Church, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center (DLCCC). Lakes Area Vineyard Church held Sunday morning church services in the theatre section of the community center for six months. From our arrival on May 2, to our departure on Oct. 24, the staff at the DLCCC did so much to make us feel at home. A very warm reception really set the tone for our six-month stay.
Recently the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) eliminated a dental care program that benefited thousands of children in the state. The Collaborative Oral Health Practice Model was developed so young children from lower income families could be seen by a highly trained dental hygienist outside the traditional dentist office setting in order to meet their Head Start enrollment requirement of having a dental exam. DHS's reasoning behind eliminating this program? All children deserve to see a dentist.
I cannot begin to thank you enough for your inspiration, perspiration, and dedication. The journey of running for the State Senate has been great. I have made so many wonderful new friends. I have been so encouraged by the spirit in all of you. I truly believed in the mission set forth by you and all those who have supported me in the past few months. You must know, our work has not been in vain. We have all participated in the greatest political process ever conceived by man.
I would like to congratulate Richard, Matt, Jim and Ken as new school board members of the Frazee-Vergas School District. They face many challenges, but I have confidence that they will do a good job. I would also like to acknowledge all the support I have had over these last few months. I appreciate all the support and I will continue to keep up with what is happening in this district. I plan to run again in two years at the next school board election. I feel better days in Frazee are coming. Let's look forward and make a united school district again. Our children deserve the best!