DL News Staff
It is dusty and rainy in Iraq, with daytime temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. By summer, it will be 20 to 30 degrees hotter. That is just one of the things members of the Minnesota Army National Guard are now experiencing and will be facing during their one-year deployment in that Middle East country. With just over one month of "in country" under their belts, the 1st of the 34th Brigade Combat Team have adjusted to their new surroundings and duties. The 1/34 is the name given these soldiers by the U.S. Army.
Recently, there was some confusion about the car insurance discount for senior citizens that have taken an approved defensive driving course. So to help everyone better understand, here we go.
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by hosting a party and informational event for seniors on Wednesday, May 10, at the Lamplighter Manor. In conjunction with Older American's Month, Karla Abdo, LSNM Seniors Unit coordinator, will be at the Lamplighter to open the anniversary celebration at 1:30 p.m.
DEGROAT -- a girl, Chasity Ann; born April 26, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. to Ashley Bailey and Ryan DeGroat.
Barb Steger, of Bonnie Lee For Hair Design, Detroit Lakes, attended Capelli Academy's "In's and Outs" of Foil Placement hands-on Advanced Study of Cosmetology, held April 10. The Foil Placement curriculum included key foil color placement techniques, the right technique for the right texture hair and when to weave or slice. Steger demonstrated and accomplished an "exceptional" class ranking during her training. Capelli Academy Educational courses are held at the Skills and Technology Center in Fargo.
Becker County Sportsman by Bernie Revering CZ-TTSA That's the name of an extensive line of new shotguns, rifles and pistols now available in America. They aren't a new thing, by any means. They originate in the Czech Republic, a democratic nation resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union. When the Nazis took control of things in Europe, Czechoslovakia and its extensive small arms industry quickly became Hitler's production factory. An import structure was set up about 1998 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap league was off to a good start April 27. This marks the 34th year in our revamped gravel pit. There are 10 adult teams and three junior teams this season. Junior teams carry the names of young people who have had the state mandated firearms training and are not yet 18 years of age. Special instruction programs are provided along with reduced costs of shells and shooting rounds for the juniors. Any young person interested in trap shooting is welcome to visit the club. The adult teams are largely shooters who have been with us for several seasons.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct an open water creel survey on Otter Tail Lake from the fishing opener, May 13, through Oct. 15. Otter Tail is part of the Ottertail River chain of lakes in Otter Tail County. Anglers are advised that a DNR creel clerk will likely approach them while fishing Otter Tail Lake throughout the summer. Anglers will be asked to participate in the survey by answering questions and allowing the creel clerk to measure some of the fish they caught.
The North Dakota Retriever Club is presenting a Smartwork Retriever Training Workshop June 2-4 at its facilities near Glyndon. Evan Graham will lead this workshop. He is an accomplished professional retriever trainer and author of the popular and respected SMARTWORK series of retriever training manuals and videos.