DL News Staff
No sooner had the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled the state's new 75-cent-a-pack cigarette fee legal on Tuesday than lawmakers began arguing anew about what to do with it. Tax relief was the No. 1 suggestion for how to spend the up to $400 million the court ruling made available.
The Minnesota Senate passed 36-30 a Renewable Electricity Standard May 11 that will require utilities to get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy by the year 2020. "We are one step closer to creating a modern and reliable energy system for the 21st Century," said Michael Noble, executive director of Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy. "A Renewable Electricity Standard opens the doors to a new electricity industry that will bring thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into Minnesota's economy.
Detroit Lakes Schools will be offering the very first Anishinaabe Immersion Camp to be held at the Anishinaabe Culture Center, 921 8 St. SE in Detroit Lakes. Camp will be two, one-week sessions, which will be divide students according to their current grade: Grades K-3 will attend camp June 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon. A snack will be provided. Grades 4-7 will attend camp June 19-23 from 1 to 4 p.m. A snack will be provided. Grades 8-12 will attend camp June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lawmakers are close to agreeing on a plan to clean Minnesota's polluted waters, but they still are fishing for a way to pay for it. The Minnesota House on Monday voted 127-5 to approve the so-called Clean Water Legacy Act, establishing guidelines for how Minnesota's waters are to be tested for pollutants. It also creates an appointed council to advise on the cleanup of dirty lakes, streams and wetlands. The legislation is needed because Minnesota is out of compliance with federal clean water laws, said Rep.
Jorgenson Music Studio piano students will present recitals on May 19, 21 and 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Granger and Madison, Detroit Lakes. Performing on Friday, May 19, 4 p.m.: Nick Ring, Ben Stearns, Will Stowman, Adrianna Brehm, Bjorn and Per Jorgenson, Anders Hedstrom, Samantha and Nicholas Dahl, Elizabeth Lembke, Byron VanGerpen, Malcom and Boyd Bradbury, Holly McCamant and Sidney Stone. Sunday, May 21, 7 p.m.: Anna Skow-Anderson, Amy Seifert, Ben Gailfus, Megan and Emily Lindquist, Ashley Morgen, Kathryn Schumacher, Charlie and Greg Smith, Alane Sauer, Stephanie Vetter, Dani
Six students of Jorgenson Music Studio of Detroit Lakes were winners or alternates in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) State Music Contest. These students will perform in ensemble groups in the 71st Annual State Honors Concert. The concert will be held at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus on Saturday, June 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In January and February, approximately 4,000 students throughout the state competed in the Preliminary Contests. From these, 1,816 students competed in the final contest held at Bethel College on March 12-13.
As residents of the Red River Valley continue to recover from another round of devastating floods, U.S. Senator Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) has expressed the urgent need for permanent flood control in the region. "Today, I received a letter from the City Council of Ada, which began 'Enough is enough!,' and I agree," said Dayton. "Communities throughout Northwestern Minnesota have sunk hundreds of millions of dollars and man hours into flood recovery and mitigation, only to watch their efforts run down the Red River the following spring.
50 Years ago May 16, 1956 -- Announcement was made of the personnel of the Detroit Lakes citizens' committee on human rights and fair employment practices. Becker County's worst traffic accident in history claimed the lives of four men as two automobiles crashed head-on with terrific impact two miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10. Those killed are Forrest Stowe and Raland Stowe, both of Minneapolis, Owen Stowe, Stevens Point, Wis., and Walter Damkowski, Pasco, Wash., who had been staying at the Morningside Motel, Frazee.
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers spent Minnesota's fishing opener weekend weighing a new plan to dedicate money to the natural resources. A House-Senate panel is trying to settle differences between competing plans that would allow voters to decide whether tax dollars should be set aside for the outdoors and the arts. Doing so would require amending the state constitution. In a move that signaled hope for a compromise, House Republicans made an offer late Thursday that narrowed the gap between the two sides, legislators said. "It brings us closer, definitely," said Sen.
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