DL News Staff
The Minnesota Northwest Region Square dance for Heart fundraiser April 30 in Waubun was a success, with over $5,000 raised for the American Heart Association. Not only was $5,080 raised, but everyone had a good time dancing, visiting and bidding on the silent auction. Skits provided a break before the buffet, and those who stayed for dinner were well fed, thanks to Phyllis Tilton and her cooking and kitchen crew (Patty Ballard, Lorraine Lehmann, Carol Reitan and Sherry Zweerink). They also donated the turkeys.
A St. Paul man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge Tuesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed execution of a 48-month prison term against Michael Elton, 50, of 1215 Highland Avenue, for first-degree driving while intoxicated-.10 or more. Elton must serve 180 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $5,715 with $3,000 stayed, and was placed on supervised probation for up to seven years. Elton was arrested by two Minnesota DNR conservation officers while he was fishing on Toad Lake in eastern Becker County on Aug. 21, 2005.
A Ponsford man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed execution of a 15-month prison sentence against Clarence Clark, 29, for theft of property/services. Clark must serve 60 days in jail with credit for time served, was fined $1,097, make restitution of $650 and be on supervised probation for up to five years. Clark was sentenced for stealing a compound miter saw in September 2005. He was also fined $272.50 for misdemeanor public nuisance for a May 21, 2005, incident.
KLEIN -- a girl, Aislinn Grace; born May 2, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. to Darcy and Jamie Klein.
NOLL -- a boy, Kaden Patrick; born May 2, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Gina and Patrick Noll.
LINEBAUGH -- a boy, Christian Shay; born May 3, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. to Elizabeth and Ryan Linebaugh.
With construction wrapping up on its new building, Marine Innovations is making plans to move its production line and spread out a bit. Currently located within the Quantum Manufacturing building, Mike and Lori Botzet own the Frazee-based incline tram company, soon to move to new digs of its own, just across the way. "We are bursting at the seams," remarked Lori Botzet.
In a May 1 letter to USDA Secretary Mike Johanns, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and other congressional members questioned a proposal to make changes to the Farm Service Agency guaranteed farm loan program. "Farmers have enough obstacles to address in all their USDA paperwork," Peterson said.
A group of 18 national associations representing U.S.
The high price of nitrogen fertilizer this spring has many wishing that wheat and corn were more like soybeans and provide its own nitrogen needs. This leads to the question whether there is such a thing as a seed inoculant for wheat and corn, analogous to the seed inoculants used with soybeans and other legumes. The short answer to the question is "yes and no," or in other words, "it depends." Sofie Dobbelaere, Jos Vanderleyden of the Catholic University Leuven and a pioneer in this field of research, Yaacov Okon, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem published an excellent review in 20