DL News Staff
Thirty-nine percent of student borrowers are graduating with unmanageable levels of debt with monthly payments that are more than eight percent of their monthly income, according to a report by The State PIRG's Higher Education Project. American Education Services (AES) offers college funding advice to students and their families, helping them avoid the burden of unnecessary debt. A federal Stafford Loan should be a student's first consideration once all possibility of gift aid has been exhausted. However, the terms of a Stafford Loan vary from lender to lender.
With a resounding notion that 2006 was the year to stop talking and take action regarding her gift emporium, Rhonda Wood opened SasseFras Clothing, Handmade Jewelry, Gifts and Accessories. Setting up shop in Ottertail as well as Shady Hollow Flea Market (on Sundays), Wood stated her new retail venture really had been many years in the making. "I have always wanted to run a shop like this," said Wood.
In a small ceremony held on Monday, May 15, the Promotions and Events Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Detroit Lakes Public Utilities staffers Mike Lahlum and Kurt Ashland their May Super Service Award. Ashland and Lahlum received a plaque and Chamber Bucks for their customer service efforts, which included helping a customer with a burst basement pipe. Presenting the award was Promotions and Events Committee member Beth Pridday. Regional Chamber of Commerce president Dave Hochhalter was also on hand for the ceremony.
In these turbulent times, where security is fleeting to say the least, the more you can do to provide value to your boss, work group and organization the more secure you will feel. If you have a great job and you want to keep it there are some skills you can master that will help you stand out as a "keeper." Be accountable for outcomes. Take responsibility for results. Particularly now with organizations running so lean, everyone counts and every action truly does have a reaction. Remove "it is not my job" from you vocabulary.
Serenity Salon Day Spa and Tanning would like to welcome Mary George to its salon staff. A nail technician, George specializes in manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails including acrylic, gels and wraps. George is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College and currently resides in Detroit Lakes.
Barb Steger, Bonnie Lee for Hair Design, recently attended Capelli Academy, "Advanced Foiling II," hands on advanced study of cosmetology, on Monday, April 24. The Advanced Foiling II curriculum included 3 new foil placement techniques, corrective color and dimensional color all in one step and formulating tones and families of color. Debbie Korstad, advanced color educator for Capelli Academy, is pictured with Steger, who works for the Bonnie Lee for Hair Design Salon located at 8078 Washington Ave. in Detroit Lakes.
U.S. cattle and calves on feed in the major U.S. feedlots totaled 11.6 million head May 1. The inventory was 9 percent above that reported May 1, 2005, and 11 percent above two years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Feedlot placements during April totaled 1.63 million head, 2 percent below 2005, but 2 percent above 2004. Fed cattle marketing during April totaled 1.79 million head, down slightly from 2005 and 5 percent below 2004. It is the smallest amount for the month of April since the reporting began in 1996.
As a kid, enjoying fresh asparagus was an adventure every spring. The great asparagus hunt began with a search in our backyard asparagus patch. The desirable spears bent until they snapped off the stem. Sometimes we'd miss them among the grass blades, so the stems would grow large and woody. Our asparagus plants were older than I was at the time. A "cousin" of onions, garlic and other members of the lily family, asparagus plants are long-lived. The plants often live 15 years or more, although it usually takes three years for them to lay down their root system.
Certain aspects of two major issues -- energy development and illegal aliens -- have been nearly laughable these last few weeks.