DL News Staff
Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Citizens in Defense of Marriage, said Wednesday that his group is calling for Sen.
A House committee eliminated funding for the arts from a proposed constitutional amendment, narrowing its focus to natural resources programs. The bill, which has more committee stops before reaching a full House vote, would dedicate one-quarter of 1 percent of the existing sales tax to the outdoors. The bill by Rep. Dennis Ozment, R-Rosemount, would spend an estimated $190 million annually three ways -- $80 million for fish and wildlife protection, $80 million to clean the state's waters and $30 million for parks and trails.
Jan. 1, 1917-March 11, 2006 Mary Erickson, 89, of Lake Park, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Mary was born to Carl and Selma (Bengtson) Bjerke on Jan. 1, 1917 at their home farm, south of Lake Park. She attended rural school near Lake Park. She later married Melvin Erickson on Nov. 12, 1938 at Lake Park. Following their marriage they farmed until the early 1950s, when they moved to Lake Park. Mary was employed at the lefse factory and Fashion Cleaners in Lake Park. She was employed at American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead until her retirement.
Jan. 24, 1926-March 12, 2006 Former Fargo resident DuWayne O. Holm, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 in Detroit Lakes. Mr. Holm was born to Oscar and Mabel (Tatley) Holm on Jan. 4, 1926 in Fargo. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1943. DuWayne served with the U.S. Marines during World War II, and was wounded during the battle of Iwo Jima. Following his discharge, he returned to Fargo. He married Kathryn Anderson on Nov. 30, 1946 in Minne-apolis.
June 22, 1933-March 4, 2006 Cormorant native June B. Woodard, 72, of Grand Forks, N.D., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2006, surrounded by her family at her bedside. June Barbara Olson, the daughter of Edward A. and Palma (Savig) Olson, was born June 22, 1933 in Cormorant. She grew up and attended school in Pelican Rapids. June married Owen Woodard on Sept. 4, 1949 in Cormorant. They moved to the Grand Forks area, and made their home there. June was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother; her family was very important to her. She will be greatly missed.
A proposal offered by Gov.
Minnesota policymakers have little loose change rattling around in their pockets this year, but Gov.
A Pelican Rapids man was sentenced March 8 to 64 months in prison on a felony charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct. Jason Eric Reich, 28, of 49405 County Highway 23, was accused of forcing a female victim to have sex with him on March 17, 2005. In addition to the prison sentence, Reich must also pay $135 in court fines and fees. An unrelated, gross misdemeanor charge of violating a protection order was dismissed.
The Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church is hosting a labyrinth spiritually workshop March 18-19. The church's Rev. William Meier said facilitators Cathie Bishop and Paul Campbell have a 24-foot canvas labyrinth that will be set up in the fellowship hall of the church for the workshop and open walking times. It will accommodate 20 people per hour. Meier said the church did its own labyrinth with yellow tape on the floor on 2000. Early Christian labyrinths date back to the fourth century, with the most famous being Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth in France.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty Thursday told a joint session of the Legislature that "the state of our state is strong, hopeful and prosperous" in a 40-minute State of the State address. The Republican governor said Minnesota is the healthiest state, has one of the lowest poverty rates, claims a low unemployment rate, produces the highest-performing students and is nationally recognized for a good quality of life.