DL News Staff
After attending the school board meeting on Jan. 31, I came away from the meeting thinking, not only are the board members plates full, they are heaped very high. How did this come about, you may ask? Well let's examine some of the subjects that were discussed at that meeting.
I would be embarrassed if I were the mayor or on the city council of Detroit Lakes. It's as if the city could care less for people shopping downtown, as some of the businesses do not even clean the snow off the sidewalks in front of their businesses. People parking need to find a "hole" in the snowbanks to get to a business. Maybe people should drive to Vergas, where the snow is removed promptly. There's always good food available and businesses that appreciate their customers. The mayor himself is often seen operating snow removal equipment shortly after a snowfall. -- Glen Anderson, Perham
The Damien Society wishes to thank the generous people of our entire community for another successful "Mitten Tree Project" this year.
The Region 6 Business Professionals of America would like to thank M State, Detroit Lakes, for hosting our Region 6 BPA competition on January 26, 2011. Region 6 would like to thank M State for allowing us to use their facilities and staff to run our competition. BPA is an extra-curricular activity that competes at the regional, state, and national levels. Students compete in various areas of business. -- Jeri Sakrismo, Detroit Lakes High School BPA Advisor
We recently lost our garage to fire. The garage was close to the house. I want to thank God and the Fire Department for saving our house. We are truly blessed to have the fire department volunteers in the Detroit Lakes area. My neighbor heard explosions from the garage. The fire fighters put their life on the line. The garage and truck were a total loss, but they are just things. My wife and I are so thankful to God that we have a house over our heads. We would like to thank our family and friends for their prayers and support. God bless the fire department and thank you.
In D.C., years ago, budgets and revenue were spoken of in terms of "Hundreds of thousands of dollars." In the continuing desire of Congress for more federal spending, and thus the need for more taxes, "thousands" soon became "millions," and "billions," and today -- "trillions." Trillion -- that's the number one, followed by twelve zeros. There are three sources of federal revenue that are not being tapped, under the present tax code. 1.) Foreign visitors -- From a variety of sources, it is being reported that there are at least twenty million foreign visitors to the USA annually.
As you know Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 over 250 attended the Legislative Summit on Aquatic Invasive Species held at the State College in Detroit Lakes.
This is regarding Rush Limbaugh and his recent radio program in which he was mimicking the Chinese Presidents manner of speech. Big (thinks he is, has a big audience, influencial, thinks he can say anything he wants and get by with it) Bigoted Rush Limbaugh. I feel he (Rush) was very disrespectful of the Chinese President when on his radio program he was mimicking the Chinese President language with fake made up speech.
(This letter is a parody based on President Eisenhower's farewell address) A vital element in maintaining the general public health and welfare is meeting society's human need for nature based recreation. Our recreational programs must be robust, ready for immediate action, so that no potential outdoor recreationist may be refused access to soul restoring activity in nature. Our recreational modes today bear little relation to that known by any of our predecessors in modern times, or indeed by the U.S. Forest Service, our state Department of Natural Resources or the world.
I guess the shooting in Tucson is only a reminder of the sadness to many, that one person can cause. Yet nothing is hardly ever said in comparison about the despair that exists within 100 miles of Tucson. A little girl and five others were killed in Tucson. Several more were wounded, yet in the past year hundreds were killed, hundreds were maimed in torture and many beheaded in Mexico to the south, little reference made to those shooters. Nothing reported about the politicians on both sides of the border who turn a blind eye to the carnage that drugs cause on both sides.