DL News Staff
The Lake Park City Council met in closed session on issues related to its police chief, Tim Hoag, Wednesday but announced no decision. As he left the City Center, Lake Park city attorney Charles Ramstad, Detroit Lakes, declined comment on whether Hoag was still the police chief. The 50-minute meeting had several twists and turns, with most of it occurring outside the view of several Lake Park residents who came to support Hoag, and two news media representatives. The council called the special meeting to address three issues: Hoag's conviction in March of misdemeanor driving while impair
Building and remodeling projects at nearly all 53 campuses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system were approved by the Legislature in its final hours and signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. However, the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community & Technical College was not among them. MSCTC received just under $1 million to complete various repair and remodeling projects at its Wadena, Moorhead and Fergus Falls facilities.
We offer a giant tip of the golf hat to the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, which has made school history on its way to the Class 2A state meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. The team won the right to play there by besting Moorhead by one stroke to win the Section 8-2A meet at Thumper Pond in Ottertail Monday and Tuesday. The Laker team of Christine Herzog, Danelle Olson, Amy Anderson, Sarah Baukol, Betsy Hutchinson, and Robin Hutch-inson has been a class act all season, setting new school records on its way to winning nine meets in the season. The one-stroke secti
I read an article today about what we can all do to avoid mental decline. For some, decline starts early -- like the day they graduate from high school. For others, it starts later, like when they're first elected to office. A more frequent starting point, the point of greatest risk, is at retirement. But for many, with proper diet, exercise and habits, it never happens. Start with diet. What do I know about diet to prevent mental decline? Only one thing: the authorities agree that blueberries are beneficial for brain health. My favorite brain medicine is blueberry pie.
Both were born in southeastern Minnesota -- one in 1947 and one in 1951. Both are Lutherans. Both entered the Minnesota Legislature in 1979. But watching House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, this year showed why in marriages, opposites attract. When spouses or legislative leaders are too similar, there may be more fights than progress. Rewind to May 10, a week and a half before the 2006 legislative session had to be wrapped up.
After reading the Letter to the Editor from Arlan Stangeland last week in the Pelican Rapids Press (the same letter that was sent to many members of Lake Region Electric), I felt that is was very important to write a letter of my own. I have a long and strong connection to Lake Region Electric -- I have been a member of the co-op for many years and my husband, the late Clarence W. Peterson, was the general manager of the co-op for 42 years.
A man born in southwest Minnesota, raised in the west-central and central parts of the state and now a congressman representing areas around the Twin Cities is the Republican Party's pick to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton. U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy took the stage of the Minnesota state Republican convention at 10:30 p.m. Thursday -- to the tune of "Hard Working Man" -- and accepted the party's endorsement.
Spring and summer bring yard sales, estate sales, farm auctions and similar events, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation warns that placing signs promoting these and other events placed in highway rights-of-way create potential hazards. The practice is also illegal. "With the onset of warmer weather, there is a significant increase of signs and/or items for sale placed along the state's roadways to attract the attention of passing motorists," said Curt Gobeli, Mn/DOT's assistant state maintenance engineer.
A new twist on an old scam has hit Minnesota, and anyone who receives a letter and check from Nationwide Sweepstakes should contact their police department and the Worthington Police Department. The scam involves a letter from Nationwide and a check made out to the individual. In this case, the check is for $5,900, and the letter claims to be a final notice from the International Lotto Syndicate. "This letter serves as an official final notice of a cash payment of $455,000 being held in your name," the letter states.