DL News Staff
Mahnomen County and the state of Minnesota are fighting an effort by the White Earth Band of Chippewa to remove the Shooting Star Casino from tax rolls. The move has strained relations between the tribe and the county, which stands to lose $450,000 a year in revenue if the casino's federal trust status wins final OK. The U.S.
The Senate passed 66-0 Thursday a bill to reduce mercury emitted in the state by 90 percent. The House earlier gave the bill unanimous support and Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign it. Legislative passage came after a deal was brokered between the Republican governor, lawmakers, environmentalists, business officials and the power industry. The bill only deals with coal-fueled power plants in Minnesota, not mercury that comes to the state from elsewhere.
Minnesota's manufactured exports climbed to a record high of $13.8 billion in 2005, growing by 17.6 percent - or just more than $2 billion - over the previous year. The state's performance well outpaced U.S. export growth of 10.7 percent for the year. Minnesota ranked as the nation's 18th largest exporter of manufactured goods, up two positions from last year. Manufactured goods made up 62 percent of Minnesota's estimated $22.4 billion in total exports for the year.
MISSION, S.D. - A mountain lion that was chased up a tree by dogs was shot and killed by tribal wildlife officials in the Mission city limits Saturday morning. Mission is on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. "We had the option of tranquilizing it, but we couldn't get a person with the credentials to do it. So we opted to harvest it because it was in a residential area," said Chance Wooden Knife, the director of the tribe's Department of Game, Fish and Parks. He said it was a young male.
ST. PAUL - About the only people in the Minnesota Capitol today will be tourists and tour guides; there will be none of the hectic to-and-fro weekend activity that generally comes when two weeks remain in the legislative session. Next week has to be different or little will be accomplished in 2006. "We're kind of in crunch-time, guys," House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said Friday. "We ought to be here negotiating today." Instead, Gov.
"I believe the communist party will bring us out of our present condition...I vote communist because this party is more for the common people...Communism will not fool us. System of today's government is not much good.. Those are a few responses in a 1932 voter survey in East Otter Tail County--during the gritty depth of the Great Depression. With Communism now discredited and obsolete, the comments of those voters seven decades ago seem naive, odd and quaint. During the "Red Scare" of the 1950's, these same folks may have been wire-tapped by J.
Where on the radio dial can you hear "The Purple People Eaters" - a rare track from the very early career of heavy-metal pioneers Deep Purple - which is available only as the ultra-rare B-side of a 45-rpm vinyl record? Or, where can you listen to music from "The Blob" - the 1958 sci-fi horror classic featuring Steve McQueen in his big-screen debut? Perhaps, for your listening pleasure, you'd like "The Crusher" by the Novas, an early 1960s tune - released only as a vinyl single - about the old All-Star wrestler of the same name. And those may only be on in the first hour of "Psychedelic Vel
Key legislators agreed on public works spending Wednesday, an important step before lawmakers can finish for the year next week. Behind-the-scenes negotiations on other major issues, such as constructing stadiums, also were reported to be progressing well. "We are still poised to finish early," Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, told Mary Lahammer on Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac: At the Capitol." Ironically, Johnson and House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, were together on the show for one of the few times in recent days. Usually, Johnson, Sviggum and Gov.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Since April 19, 1987, Betty and Roger Sundgaard have wondered what happened that night - the night their daughter-in-law, Vicki, disappeared from Alexandria. "We have never heard anything in 19 years," Roger said Monday from his home in Nelson. But last week, the Sundgaards finally heard something -- someone has been named in possible connection with her disappearance. Michael Dale Benson, the convicted rapist who escaped from the Minnesota Security Hospital in St.