DL News Staff
Thank heavens for the practice of government licensing. Its power shields citizens from fly-by-night plumbers, charlatans who like to play doctor and convicted child-abusers eager to teach school. But in Minnesota, licensing does more than protect the public welfare. It also seems to thwart many people from performing work they're fully qualified to undertake. Doubters needn't look far for proof: Remember last year's lawsuit by three African hair braiders?
LEACH -- a boy, Hunter Allan; born May 10, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Jamie and Gary Leach, Jr.
MYERS -- a girl, Katrianna Renee; born May 12, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Crystal and Shawn Myers.
KIER -- a girl, Jennifer Lynn; born May 12, 2006, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. to Nea Keezer.
Dec. 18, 1930-May 23, 2006 James D. LaFriniere, 75, of Mahnomen, died in his home on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. James DeWayne LaFriniere, the son of Theodore and Lillian (Enmark) LaFriniere, was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Erskine, Minn. He grew up in Mahnomen and attended Mahnomen High School. On Nov. 24, 1951, Jim married Joan "Bunky" McArthur at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen. They lived in Mahnomen for a short time, and Jim later worked for Great Northern Railroad as a mail inspector. He was drafted into the U.S.
As you know, many forms of discrimination are illegal. Discrimination based on gender, for example, is illegal in employment, housing and education. So -- does discrimination against women still happen? Sure, every day. Is it illegal? Probably not. Who's doing this nasty stuff to women anyway? Other women, mostly. Whoa -- what's going on here? We're talking about discrimination that is a level or two below illegal discrimination -- brutally rude and vicious treatment, but within the law.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) urged all Minnesotans Thursday to express their appreciation to U.S.
Ibarra-Thielen Engagement Sandra Ibarra and Johnathan Thielen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Sandra Monjardin, Clay and JoAnn Schott; and Michael and Sara Thielen. Sandra graduated from MSCTC in Detroit Lakes. John graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and is employed by Carr's Tree Service in Ottertail. A July 8 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1043 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes.
Winings-Grotjohn Engagement Amanda Winings and Justin Grotjohn announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Pam and Doug Winings of Detroit Lakes and Joe and Julie Grotjohn of Hawley. Amanda graduated from Lake Park/Audubon High School and is employed by Lakes Homes in Detroit Lakes. Justin graduated from Alexandria Technical College and is employed by Arvig Communication Systems in Perham. A June 10 wedding is planned at the Eksjo Lutheran Church in Lake Park.