DL News Staff
Minnesota's two U.S. senators split their votes in the nomination of U.S. federal judge Samuel Alito as the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. Republican Norm Coleman was one of 58 senators supporting Alito's confirmation Tuesday, while Democrat Mark Dayton joined 41 of his colleagues opposing it. Their votes paralleled last fall's split decision on U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who received overwhelming Senate approval.
John B. Buckanaga has announced his candidacy for the Office of Secretary-Treasurer of the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council. Buckanaga previously served as District III representative and chairman of the White Earth Council. He also served as a three-term secretary of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and one term as president. Buckanaga has extensive management and administrative experience in federal, state and tribal governments having worked with 68 tribes in 10 states. This also includes a legislative background also at the federal and state levels.
Thinking of running for office? Check out the brochure "Filing for Office in Minnesota 2006." The brochure gives information about filing to run in 2006 for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, Governor, State Auditor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative, as well as for judicial, county, city, township, and school district offices. The brochure also tells about the internal political party nomination process, lists the qualifications for holding various offices, and explains the fee and/or petition requirements to file for office.
Last year, Chris Braaten stole the biggest headline in sports news in the area after becoming the first golfer from Detroit Lakes to claim the prestigious Pine to Palm Golf Tournament title. Since Jan. 1, 2005, an endless amount of sports-worthy news has passed through both the Becker County Record and Detroit Lakes Tribune, but some had heavier results than others. Every sports team has a good story to tell and every season produces memories and heartbreaks.
Freelance assessors contracting with townships in Becker County will no longer be able to assess property owned by themselves or their immediate relatives, according to Becker County Chairwoman Karen Mulari. "The assessor (Steve Skoog) and I talked about this nepotism that we're being accused of in this county," she told the County Board Tuesday.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team narrowly missed an upset Tuesday, as the host Raiders fell two points short of Hawley, 33-31. The two teams played next to each other in the second half, as the Nuggets held a slight 19-18 edge after coming out of halftime with a 15-12 margin. The Nuggets had four three pointers in the game, three of them from guard Kaitlynn Gottenborg, who scored two of them in the first half. Dawnelle Askelson of LP-A netted six of her nine points in the second half, while Ashley Tingelstad added nine points, including a three in the second ha
A heating unit failure Thanksgiving evening has forced emergency measures at the Becker County Jail and Detroit Lakes Public Library. Sheriff Tim Gordon said a condenser on one of two rooftop heating units failed, causing a lack of heat in a portion of the jail. That also affected the library, which is across the street from the jail. A number of years ago, the county commissioners had a wood chip boiler furnace installed in the courthouse as part of an energy conservation measure to utilize locally-produced renewable fuel products. Because the wood chip boiler prod