DL News Staff
The decision by the Detroit Lakes planning commission to recommend denial of a special use permit allowing a three story 105 unit "senior" complex in the Clear Creek subdivision was both welcome and concerning. Statements from neighbors, business members, and community members addressed original platting and covenants of the development and traffic volumes relevant to Long Lake Road. Realty representatives spoke of legal liabilities related to zoning changes.
I believe that it was at the May 11 meeting that Kathryn Kallis resigned from the Frazee-Vergas School Board. Here we are, almost two months later, and no one has been appointed to fill the vacant position. So I can't help but ask: "Why?" It would have seemed appropriate to me if the board chairperson would have asked the school board members that very night if they wanted to consider someone who had filed and ran for the school board just a few months ago. This never happened! Why?
Thank you to U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson for successfully changing energy legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Peterson changed the bill so that renewable energy from forest biomass and wood products mill operations would be treated equally with other sources. We are lucky to have this common sense fighter representing our state.
Oh, what a night! What an awesome relay we had, even though Mother Nature chose to give us not one but two drenching showers, we were also rewarded with two beautiful rainbows and a wonderful night! The only other thing we could ask for would be the beautiful luminaries we lost in the process.
Politics often has been described as the art of lying with a smile. Tom Clancy wrote the infamous confession onto Jeffrey Pelt's lips when his character acknowledged, "Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open." It's the what and the why. It could be argued that this is perhaps an overly cynical view. And yet H. L.
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation strongly supports the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and urges Congress to swiftly pass the legislation in order to safeguard individual vehicle ownership rights today and in the future. We believe that consumers are entitled to the right to choose how their motorcycle, car or other type of vehicle is maintained or upgraded.
Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Central fly patients needing specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout Minnesota. Many of these patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive the care they need. These flights are part of General Aviation (GA), which includes all flying except the scheduled airlines and the military. Right now, GA is being imperiled by misguided plans in Washington, D.C.
The Humane Society of the Lakes would like to thank State Patrol Trooper Brandon Bibich, Becker County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Anderson and Ottertail County Sgt. Matt McGuire for their traffic support during our Hawgs 4 Dawgs charity motorcycle run June 20. We had many positive comments, and your support was very much appreciated by the riders.
I am grateful for each person who is willing to serve his/her country in the military. I know that it is because of their service I am able to write this letter and voice my opinion. So it was with great interest that I read the article about Dr. Stacey Smith's, deployment (Wednesday, June 17, Becker County Record). I am pleased to see that someone in his position would be willing to serve his country through military service. It is not only him that is serving but also his family. It is a sacrifice for the entire family when someone is deployed.
Present conditions have served to provide some limitations in our traditional means of acknowledging this past Sunday through the buying of gifts and the other material items of Father's Day. In a way, perhaps that might be a positive. Therefore, I felt I would make up for that by sharing some thoughts and maybe providing some insight and understanding. Often we are burdened by the requirements of daily life, or words simply fail us at the appropriate instant.