DL News Staff
Editor's note: Corrine Frank of Detroit Lakes submitted the following text of her controversial Memorial Day speech in Detroit Lakes as a letter to the editor.
After watching the Memorial Day Parade in Detroit Lakes, I attended the Memorial Day service held at the city park on Monday, May 31, along with members of my family.
I can't help wondering what is more "appalling" to Erma Vizenor -- the printing of my letter in the newspaper or the fact that she is finally being exposed for what she really is? In her May 16 response letter, she talks about all the negative news printed about White Earth and I agree, there is a lot of negative news, but it is nothing compared to the negative news that will soon be breaking in regards to Erma and Associates. She states that what I wrote was outrageous and of no merit. She also stated that elections are fair and open.
The letter written by Natalie McArthur in the May 30 Record is factually incorrect.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support DL Newspapers has shown for LP-A, its students and communities. We really could not have done this without your efforts. Please accept our undying thanks. You are a true champion! -- Carol Nustad, Detroit Lakes
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has worked so long and so hard to make the dream of new and remodeled schools for Lake Park-Audubon a reality! Finally, last Tuesday night the LP-A community was able to rejoice! The bond passage means that LP-A has a future -- there will be LPA graduates for many years to follow. Now let's move forward as a community and continue to support our kids -- and watch us grow! Go Raiders! -- Vicky L.
For everyone's safety, let's hope that if the man accused of stabbing 29 pigs -- all of whom reportedly had to be killed -- in Fairmont is convicted, he is given jail time, counseling, and a ban on contact with animals (AP story). Animal abusers are cowards who take their issues out on "easy victims" -- and their targets often include members of their own species. The FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals regularly appears in its records of serial rapists and murderers.
This summer, candidates for governor will be traveling across the state to share their vision for a better Minnesota, a vision that is likely to include words such as "reform" and "redesign." These buzzwords play into the public's concern that Minnesota isn't working like it used to -- unemployment is high and the days of prosperity and growth seem far away.
The ugly face of reservation politics has arisen! For several months I have sat on the sidelines observing and listening to the plight of the Anishinaabeg on the White Earth Reservation. It is clear that as members of the White Earth Nation, we need to stand up and take charge of our future! On March 10, Chairwoman Erma Vizenor stood before 700-plus tribal members at the State of the Band Address committing to uphold the vision of the White Earth Tribal Council. She praised and credited the Tribal Council for being progressive, strong, and stable.
Becker County residents, our county has no business getting involved in purchasing the Detroit Mountain. This kind of business venture is left to the private sector. Becker County residents/taxpayers, we need to say as tax paying citizen's "no" to the mountain project.