DL News Staff
I would like to congratulate Richard, Matt, Jim and Ken as new school board members of the Frazee-Vergas School District. They face many challenges, but I have confidence that they will do a good job. I would also like to acknowledge all the support I have had over these last few months. I appreciate all the support and I will continue to keep up with what is happening in this district. I plan to run again in two years at the next school board election. I feel better days in Frazee are coming. Let's look forward and make a united school district again. Our children deserve the best!
We have received the DNR's notification of intent to acquire the property on the west side of existing public access on Big Detroit Lake. Not only are we opposed to such an acquisition, there are more problems than just parking. It is true that something must be done and that there is a problem concerning parking. But there are many more concerns that are not being addressed. For years our property taxes have risen and our property values have decreased.
Thank you to the following local businesses that donated gifts recognizing breastfeeding women in our community. Quizno's, Olivieri's Salon D.L., Papa Murphy's, Orton's in Audubon, Lakeshirts, Holland House Best Western, Essentia Health St. Mary's and Becker County WIC. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.
Recent endorsements of political candidates show that newspaper endorsements are an even bigger joke than they normally are.
This letter is in reference to the upcoming vote on a city proposed food and beverage tax. First of all, these new taxes will not be used for schools, police, seniors, etc. In these economic times now does not seem to be the time for new wish list expenditures. If these new projects are so important than perhaps we should redirect current funds to accomplish them. The Mayor says that the tourists will be paying a big share of this tax, yet as a business owner I can tell you that more business is done between September and May than June through August.
Lund Lutheran Church would like to thank all the people who attended and who made our Swedish Meatball Dinner a success. The greater portion of our proceeds will go for youth mission, mission giving, as well as Food Pantry support. Thank you again. -- LeRoy Squires, President, Lund Lutheran Church and Lund Lutheran Members
I would encourage all district voters to vote in Tuesday's election. Detroit Lakes School Board incumbents David Langworthy and Terrie Boyd have served our district with distinction and deserve re-election. I would also endorse Brenda Muckenhirn for the third spot on the board. Brenda has been a member of our community for 28 years and has served the district as a member of the recently successful Referendum Committee and on the Fit Kids advisory group, promoting fitness and decreasing obesity in our district children. She has also recently been attending the monthly school board meetings.
In Rep. Marquart's position as head of the Property and Local Sales Tax Division in St. Paul, and as a teacher, I would like to know what he has done or will do to bring equality in funding to all school districts. One would think equal funding per student in all school districts would be a priority, especially when rural school districts get less money per pupil than those in the Twin Cities area. I lived in Alaska for 33 years, and they actually gave more funding to rural school districts, not less.
As election day approaches, many of the scenes from the last election come to mind with respect to the claims of voter fraud. I don't see that our current legislators have made any attempt to ensure that this does not happen again. Why does the DFL refuse to allow a floor vote on this issue? Ben Grimsley, the Republican endorsed candidate for District 9B, understands the voters' frustration not only with our voter registration dilemma but with the overall lack of legislative leadership. We need leadership that will curtail the DFL drive to continue to expand government.
I want to respond to an article in Detroit Lakes newspapers written by the editor Nathan Bowe and published on Oct. 28. The legislative candidate forum was originally scheduled for Oct. 18 and had to be moved to Oct. 21 as the governor called a special session to deal with the flood and tornado damage in Minnesota. When the forum was moved to Oct.