DL News Staff
The sun has set and there's little wind. This will be the perfect night. I slip on my tall wading boots and sneak out the door careful not to let it slam behind me. I have a head lamp strapped on tight so both hands are free. A short walk takes me to the edge of marsh. Each step is carefully placed not too stir up the muck too much as I wade into the cold water. It's still and eerie, but the songs are so loud I can't hear myself think. Tonight I search for these vocalists. It's the wood frog. Evenings and into the night is a great time to hear the calls of frogs in Becker County.
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WARREN -- a girl, Kaylee Lynn; born May 8, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Desiree Steven and Daniel Warren.
HAMAR -- a boy, Aiden Matthew; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Lisa and Terry Hamar.
GREENWALDT -- a girl, Arianna McKinley; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz. to Amanda and Kipp Greenwaldt.
ERICKSON -- a boy, Ryan Willard; born May 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. to Angela McGranahan and Daniel Erickson.
WILLMAR -- It's hard to keep from smiling when you get your first look at this little GEM. When Bruce Vruwink presses on the accelerator, the bubble-shaped electric car, maybe twice the size of a golf cart, provides a smooth, nearly silent ride around the parking lot at Tracks USA in Willmar. It's built by Global Electric Motorcars of Fargo, a division of DaimlerChrysler. It has pretty comfortable bucket seats and a sunroof. It's equipped with seat belts, lights and everything else it needs to be able to operate on city streets.
Since he spoke to students here a year ago, Justice Russell Anderson has been sworn in as chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. But his priorities haven't changed. Anderson is still advocating for an independent judiciary, as opposed to judges elected by affiliation with a political party. Monday morning, he told Park Rapids High School juniors and seniors they will soon become voters and citizens and need to see that the rule of law is preserved. "It is of grave concern to me ...to preserve a fair and impartial judiciary," he said.
Lt. Colonel Gregg Parks says Minnesota Army National Guard members are leaving "our mark throughout the area of operations." Parks, who commands the 2nd Battalion 136th Infantry, which is assigned with the 1st Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry Division in Iraq, spoke to Minnesota reporters Thursday about the first two months of deployment. He revealed that three soldiers were injured Monday when an improvised explosive device exploded and damaged the patrol vehicle they were riding in. Two soldiers were treated for minor injuries and returned to a duty.