DL News Staff
Sen. Cal Larson (R-Fergus Falls) blocked a proposal to divert funding for Otter Tail County transit to a proposed bus route between Wright County and Minneapolis. The plan, part of the Senate Omnibus Transportation bill, was heard in the Senate Finance Committee. A member of this committee, Larson recognized that in order for this proposal to pass, the Otter Tail Transit System plan would be sacrificed. "We're one of three counties in the state of Minnesota right now that doesn't have a transit system," said Larson.
A Plymouth man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ordered Scot Beier, 46, of 13815 52nd Avenue North, serve 51 months in prison with credit for time served for first-degree driving while impaired-.08 or more. He was also fined $147. Beier was arrested by a Becker County sheriff's deputy Aug. 9, 2005, after a deputy found him unconscious inside his pickup, which was in a rural Becker County ditch. Beier tested .19 for alcohol. According to court records, Beier has five previous DWI convictions.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead Planetarium will feature the final two showings of its feature "Hubble Vision" today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. This fascinating program looks at the Hubbell Space Telescope's discoveries in the solar system, our galaxy and the universe beyond. The Planetarium is located on 11th Street South, in Bridges Hall room 167, on the MSUM campus. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 and under, senior citizens and Tri-College students.
Minnesota Public Radio's Steve Staruch will host the 14th annual MPR Classical Music Festival, set to take place at Trollwood Park in North Fargo on Sunday, June 4. The celebration, which runs from 1 to 6 p.m.
Plains Art Museum in Fargo is looking for people interested in helping museum staff with various events and programs during the summer months. Plains Art Museum's volunteer services manager Jennifer Langevin says volunteers age 14 and up are needed for the following events and activities: Tuesday through Sunday, June 5-Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the museum store. Sunday, June 1, 1-4 p.m. at the MPR Classical Music Festival at Trollwood Park. Monday through Friday, June 5-9, 8 a.m. to Noon, Native American Arts and Crafts camp at the museum.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (PG) Movie: ****1/2 (out of 5 ) DVD Experience: ***** Starring Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie William Moseley as Peter Pevensie Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie Tilda Swinton as The White Witch James McAvoy as Mr.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing in Washington, D.C. Wednesday on the implementation of a sugar program as part of the next federal farm program. Testimony was heard from a number of sources, including Fisher, Minn., farmer Steve Williams, who is also president of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association and American Sugarbeet Growers Association. Committee member U.S. Sen.
The Minnesota Senate approved an omnibus funding bill last week that includes $900,000 for expenses related to bovine tuberculosis testing in the northwestern part of the state. The bovine TB legislation was authored by Sen.
Senior year changes a lot of things. Friends become closer or drift apart as we prepare for one of the biggest changes of our lives. Our high school careers are coming to a close, and our adult lives are about to begin. Many of us are moving large distances from home, and some are leaving all that they have ever known. Although the thought of leaving home is a scary thing, it is one of the most anticipated moves of my life. I know everything will be different, but that's what I'm looking forward to most. I cannot say I have completely experienced growing up in Detroit Lakes.
Area business owners heard "the good, the bad and the ugly truth" about Wal-Mart's arrival in the community from veterans of the invasion, Bemidji State University professors and a student studying the issue. After hearing them present their views on Minnesota Public Radio, Business owner Jill Johnson had invited the trio to present their views. Professor of business administration Carol Nielsen introduced "the good" Sam Walton who had championed "small business" ethics, this in contrast to "Wal-Mart Today." "Wal-Mart is as big as Home Depot, Kroger, Target, Costco, Sears and Kmart combined