DL News Staff
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized its plan to increase the state's breeding duck population to 1 million by protecting and restoring 2 million acres of habitat over the next five decades. The DNR's long-range duck recovery plan, a draft of which was presented for public review in January, builds on the 2001 plan to Restore Minnesota's Wetland and Waterfowl Hunting Heritage. The new plan outlines the state's most ambitious goals ever to restore and protect prairie wetland and grassland habitat, accelerate shallow lake management and improve statewide waterfowl habi
Many of the world's best walleye anglers, if limited to one lure family to use for their favorite fish, would choose a jig. In fact, jigs are a great bait for most species of fish that live here in the Midwest. Day in and day out, lakes or rivers, clear water or stained water, big fish or little fish, jigs are fish-catchers. Early in the fishing season, jigs are at their best. Here are some ideas for catching walleyes on jigs during the first few weeks of walleye season. Throughout May and into June, for most situations, an eighth ounce jig will be productive.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: female shepherd cross pup, at 320th Street, Ogema. male beagle, at White Earth by PAC. male border collie mix pup, at Country manor Trailer Park. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 847-0511 and leave a message.
ST. PAUL - A meeting that began with promise of quickly resolving the Minnesota Legislature's main task ended amid confusion Wednesday night when Senate negotiators failed to return after a recess. Five House members and five senators met for the first time Wednesday to work out differences in a public works funding bill. Rep. Dan Dorman, R-Albert Lea, had recessed the meeting late Wednesday afternoon, asking senators led by Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, to return at 7 p.m. ready to vote on a House public works project funding proposal -- or to present a Senate offer.
50 Years ago May 9, 1956 -- Frazee's famous Sursely triplets received the solemn rite of baptism in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Monsignor Adam Junghans officiating. William Boze, Detroit Lakes postmaster for 16 years and a postal worker for a total of 34 years, will retire June 30 at the close of business. He is 55 years old. He is retiring because of his health. An 18-year-old North Dakota youth was fined $40 and costs by Justice J.R. McDonald after he pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding.
The Minnesota 4-H program just completed its first annual statewide Friends and Family Fund raiser. The Minnesota 4-H Program, in partnership with the Schwan Food Company, raised more than $105,000 in sales. Thirty percent of the profits will help fund 4-H programs at the state and local level. The statewide undertaking involved several thousand 4-H members throughout Minnesota in 70 different counties contributing their time and effort.
Over the past year, I have been called many different things. Among them, and most recently, I was introduced as a unique individual. I thought about the word unique, and how I defined it in my own life. Being unique in itself is being an individual, and although everyone by definition is an individual, many people don't act as individuals. We are all individuals in a society of conformity and this has proven confusing. To me, being called unique is flattering.
Emmanuel Community, which includes Emmanuel Nursing Home, The Madison, Lamplighter Manor and Catered Living Services, recognized over 250 volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2006. On April 26, Emmanuel Community honored volunteers, who in 2005, gave over 6,000 hours of service. "The volunteers have a wide variety of gifts and talents which they bring to the Emmanuel family. Their dedication and commitment to enhancing the life of those they serve is truly commendable." said Christine Burnside, volunteer coordinator.
Brian Saunders, president of Arrow Electrical Supply, Detroit Lakes, a local wholesale electrical and lighting supplier, returned Friday from Atlanta, Ga., where he attended the annual meeting for members of the national equity organization. While attending the annual three-day meeting, Saunders discussed local concerns and needs with representatives from national and international manufacturers including Sylvania, BRK Electronics, Progress Lighting, Intermatic, Airmaster Fan and Nora Lighting. Member and representative meetings focused on improved products, delivery and communication.