DL News Staff
M State, Detroit Lakes, hosted our Region 6 BPA competition on Jan. 25, 2012. Region 6 BPA would like to thank M State and Joanie Zirbes for allowing us to use their facilities and staff to run our competition. BPA (Business Professionals of America) is an extra-curricular activity that competes at the regional, state, and national levels. Students compete in various areas of business. -- Jeri Sakrismo, BPA Advisor, Detroit Lakes High School
If your readers are looking for a good alternative to talk, shock, rock, and jock radio, I suggest they do themselves a favor and tune in to KDKK, 97.5 FM out of Park Rapids. Did I say "good" alternative? That's an understatement. KDKK is a great radio station, its format is unique in the upper Midwest (I travel enough to know), and you won't find anything like it anywhere including on XM/Sirius, Pandora, or your iTunes Radio. The stated format of KKDK is "Adult Standards," but that doesn't begin to convey the richness of their airplay.
Several years ago, I read a wonderful biography, authored by David McCullough, entitled "Truman." It won the Pulitzer Prize. President Truman had to deal with a "Do Nothing Congress." Mr. Truman coined the phrases "The Buck Stops Here" and "I'm Not Giving Them Hell, I'm Just Telling Them (Republican's) The Truth." Truman also commented that "Something happens to a republican brain once they reach Washington." Thanks to trickle down, we can all enjoy it. That explains "Pizza is a vegetable -- pepper spray is a food product." It's safe to assume B.S.
January 2012 marks 39 years since Roe v. Wade. Some counts are now up to 55 million dead. Recently the National Transportation Safety Board called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones while driving. It is such proposals that reveal the amazing moral contradiction that this nation is seeming to accept. Surely we are not thinking things through! If a primary mission of a free and open and representative system of government is protecting and preserving human life, why do we accept the intentional destruction of human life by the millions by abortion?
After the January School Board meeting, information regarding the current contract negotiations for District #22 (Detroit Lakes) was reported online and in the paper. In those reports Superintendent Doug Froke shared that the Principal's Association had settled for a 3.33 percent increase and the Secretaries Association had a tentative 4.56 percent increase agreement. Mr.
I would like to comment on an article on page 3A of the paper dated Jan. 8. The article was about a rollover on Highway 34, "Frosty roads to blame for a rollover." No offense to the driver, (I'm glad he was wearing his seat belt), but roads should not be to blame, driving too fast for conditions would seem a better reason. Also in 30 plus years of law enforcement I saw few "accidents" but lots of "crashes." -- David Bulik, Detroit Lakes
On January 10, 2011, three new school board members and one incumbent board member took the oath of office and were seated on the Frazee School Board. The next item of business was re-organizing for officers and committee assignments. Thus a new board was in charge of the school district. So what have the accomplishments been in the period of almost one year? Let's examine! Soon after getting started, we heard rumors of the possibility of buying out the contract of the then-superintendent. To many, including me, this seemed like a step in the right direction.
If the payroll tax cut is good for the working families, why is the democrats' Senate bill for two months better than the House republican bill for 12 months? Wake up people! It is not about the length of time, it's all about the attachments to the bill. Pay attention in two months when it comes up again. Read the fine print! -- John Moberg, Detroit Lakes
Our son, TJ, didn't plan on being a donor. He was waiting for a life-saving liver transplant when he died. He'd lived his 36 years with a liver compromised by a congenital enzyme deficiency. By the time a matching deceased donor liver was found for TJ, he was a very sick young man, and he did not survive the surgery. Instead, he became an eye donor, with the blessing of his family. We are comforted that TJ's story might help others decide to become donors. We know many other people are still waiting -- some desperately -- for the donation that could restore their health and hope.
Lakeland Chapter 31, Disabled American Veterans, would like to thank all the generous contributors, to our clothing and misc. items collection program this past year. Some donated leftover rummage sale items, some used our collection bins at the VFW and American Legion Clubs in Detroit Lakes and the bin at Orton's in Audubon, and some brought their donations directly to the semi trailer south across the street from Central Market. We used the funds from the sale of these items and clothing to help many veterans, and families.