DL News Staff
Are we headed to another Depression? In 1921, we had a severe depression. We don't remember it because it only lasted one year and was followed by a time of then unprecedented prosperity that we remember as the roaring 20s. In 1930 another depression began. That one lasted over 10 years and only "ended" because World War II broke out.
At the Memorial Day Service in our city park our mayor paid tribute to our veterans with some well chosen words. Especially pleasing was his announcement that construction on the Veterans Park will begin in a few weeks. Thanks to our council and city staff for this welcome news. The cooperation from these people has made this living memorial possible. It will give lasting evidence of the high regard this community has for its veterans. -- Don Schattschneider, Detroit Lakes
My husband and I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the teachers and other staff who work in the Detroit Lakes Schools; they do a tremendous job helping the kids in our community grow to be healthy and competent people. Today we want to acknowledge one teacher in particular -- Mrs. Lisa Conzemius, mathematics teacher at DLHS. Mrs. Conzemius is a great representative and model for all teachers and parents because she acts in a way that conveys she has the student's best interest at heart. As the parents of a student who had Mrs.
According to a Gallup poll, only 28 percent of Americans understand the true meaning of Memorial Day. While many Americans enjoy the traditional start of summer, I would like each of us to take a moment on Memorial Day to remember the true meaning of the holiday. I found this poem that I feel is worth consideration and underscores the need for us to demonstrate our gratitude and respect for those who died for freedom since the founding of our country. Freedom Is Not Free - by Kelly Strong I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze.
This spring, communities across the state are holding deployment ceremonies. The Minnesota National Guard is mobilizing 2,400 troops for a one-year deployment to support Operation New Dawn (Iraq). May they all come home safely. On this Memorial Day, we continue to be engaged in hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, and men and women will pay the ultimate price while wearing the uniform of our nation. Let us honor the memory of the 4,400 Americans who have died in Iraq, and the more than 1,500 who have died in Afghanistan. We also honor the sacrifices of our wounded; 32,000 U.S.
Although the origin of the phrase "all gave some, some gave all" is unclear, it denotes the ultimate sacrifice made by the men and women of our armed forces who have died defending our freedoms. Memorial Day, which we celebrate each year on the last Monday in May to honor our deceased family and friends, provides us the perfect opportunity to remember those who have given all for our country. This year, as you enjoy the holiday, don't forget about the brave soldiers serving us in Afghanistan, Iraq and in all corners of our globe and pray for their safe return.
Minnesota's two racetracks, Running Aces and Canterbury Park, provide hundreds of jobs and contribute millions to state and local governments. The vendors and local communities that partner with them receive significant revenue from their relationship. The agricultural businesses that support the horse racing industry -- stables, feed, veterinarians and others -- offer jobs throughout rural Minnesota. Most Minnesotans do not realize the widespread economic benefits from Minnesota's two licensed and regulated racetracks.
All Lake Region Electric Co-op board of directors, management, some employees and members at the large district meeting (at the Community Center in Vergas in February 2010) heard discussion by members regarding the cost of distributing the News Flashes newsletter with the November 2010 billing statement. The November newsletter stated that the board, management and employees were working hard to control costs and cited a savings of $70,000 annually by redesigning the newsletter and including it with the billing statements.
In the past several weeks much has been written and discussed about an apparent buy-out of Supt. Stender's contract. Some very interesting facts came to light at the May 9 school board meeting. It was interesting to find out that Stender had mentioned a buy-out to attorney Hastings even before the Pemberton Law Firm had been hired by the District. This leads a suspicious mind like mine, to wonder what was going on between Stender and the law firm out of the Cities. There was a rather large amount of money spent with that firm and apparently Stender was doing all of the telephone calling.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Kathy Larson, the DLHS Choir Director, the accompanists, the chaperones, the bus drivers, and everyone else who helped in any way to make the New York City DLHS Choir trip possible. Thanks also to everyone who bought items from the fundraisers. The students performed, saw amazing sights, experienced culture including four Broadway plays and had many new learning experiences in New York City, all while having a great time. We appreciate this amazing opportunity this great group of students were able to have. -- Nancy and Lee Brekke, Detroit Lakes