DL News Staff
Minnesota's manufactured exports climbed to a record high of $13.8 billion in 2005, growing by 17.6 percent - or just more than $2 billion - over the previous year. The state's performance well outpaced U.S. export growth of 10.7 percent for the year. Minnesota ranked as the nation's 18th largest exporter of manufactured goods, up two positions from last year. Manufactured goods made up 62 percent of Minnesota's estimated $22.4 billion in total exports for the year.
MISSION, S.D. - A mountain lion that was chased up a tree by dogs was shot and killed by tribal wildlife officials in the Mission city limits Saturday morning. Mission is on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. "We had the option of tranquilizing it, but we couldn't get a person with the credentials to do it. So we opted to harvest it because it was in a residential area," said Chance Wooden Knife, the director of the tribe's Department of Game, Fish and Parks. He said it was a young male.
ST. PAUL - About the only people in the Minnesota Capitol today will be tourists and tour guides; there will be none of the hectic to-and-fro weekend activity that generally comes when two weeks remain in the legislative session. Next week has to be different or little will be accomplished in 2006. "We're kind of in crunch-time, guys," House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said Friday. "We ought to be here negotiating today." Instead, Gov.
"I believe the communist party will bring us out of our present condition...I vote communist because this party is more for the common people...Communism will not fool us. System of today's government is not much good.. Those are a few responses in a 1932 voter survey in East Otter Tail County--during the gritty depth of the Great Depression. With Communism now discredited and obsolete, the comments of those voters seven decades ago seem naive, odd and quaint. During the "Red Scare" of the 1950's, these same folks may have been wire-tapped by J.
Where on the radio dial can you hear "The Purple People Eaters" - a rare track from the very early career of heavy-metal pioneers Deep Purple - which is available only as the ultra-rare B-side of a 45-rpm vinyl record? Or, where can you listen to music from "The Blob" - the 1958 sci-fi horror classic featuring Steve McQueen in his big-screen debut? Perhaps, for your listening pleasure, you'd like "The Crusher" by the Novas, an early 1960s tune - released only as a vinyl single - about the old All-Star wrestler of the same name. And those may only be on in the first hour of "Psychedelic Vel
Key legislators agreed on public works spending Wednesday, an important step before lawmakers can finish for the year next week. Behind-the-scenes negotiations on other major issues, such as constructing stadiums, also were reported to be progressing well. "We are still poised to finish early," Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, told Mary Lahammer on Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac: At the Capitol." Ironically, Johnson and House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, were together on the show for one of the few times in recent days. Usually, Johnson, Sviggum and Gov.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Since April 19, 1987, Betty and Roger Sundgaard have wondered what happened that night - the night their daughter-in-law, Vicki, disappeared from Alexandria. "We have never heard anything in 19 years," Roger said Monday from his home in Nelson. But last week, the Sundgaards finally heard something -- someone has been named in possible connection with her disappearance. Michael Dale Benson, the convicted rapist who escaped from the Minnesota Security Hospital in St.
Last week, a student at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria admitted to developing a "hit list." Law enforcement authorities and the student's family were contacted immediately, as well as staff members and parents/guardians of students who were named on the list, according to Ric Dressen, School District 206 superintendent. He noted that the student who wrote the list is currently not in school, pending a complete investigation.
Slow beginnings don't necessarily mean slow endings. The Lakers -- ranked No. 5 in the state -- overcame the sluggishness during their DL Invite Tuesday at the Detroit Country Club, defending their own turf by winning the 19-team meet with a score of 305. DL also had a new lowman in sophomore Adam Thielen, who shot a three-over par 74 to finish tied for second overall with Moorhead's Aaron Wheeler and behind medalist Justin Jenkins of Oak Grove who shot even par. For several Lakers players, though, the first tee box and even a few beyond were not all that nice.