DL News Staff
Keeping sex offenders and other dangerous criminals off the streets would get more than a third of Minnesota's new spending, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday night. About $70 million of $204 million in new spending would go to state hospitals to house an increasing number of sex offenders as well as mentally ill and dangerous people being committed. The Senate's budget proposal also would send $32 million to schools and spend $20 million to begin cleaning up the state's streams and lakes. Also, child-care providers would get $14 million more. Senate Finance Chairman Dick Cohe
Four-letter words ricocheted off the gloss-finished hardwood floor, echoing around the high ceiling of the Perham High School commons April 10. Was it lunch time for mouthy, smart-talking Yellowjacket upper class-people? No. This was an evening Perham-Dent school board meeting. Books were the subject. At issue: Literature that might be interpreted as pervasively vulgar, explicitly sexual, or lacking any educational or academic value.
Businesses owned by former Otter Tail County couple are the subject of an FBI investigation. Paul McCabe of the Minneapolis FBI office confirmed that three Federal warrants were executed on Tuesday, April 4 as part of an ongoing white collar crime investigation. Documents, records, computers and other related items were seized at 115 Main Street in Underwood, 320th Street also in Underwood and Hawes Beach Road in Ottertail. At the center of the wire and mail fraud investigation are Robert and Janelle Loots of Underwood. Documents filed in U.S.
About 60 people mainly from New York Mills and Perham attended an informational meeting April 6 about a proposed countywide smoking ban. The meeting was held at the County Offices building in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Community Health Services Advisory Board has recommended language for an ordinance that would ban smoking throughout Otter Tail County in public places, places of work with two or more employees, and within 25 feet of entrances, exits, open windows, and ventilation intakes of those places.
Erica Jodsaas had no idea how important her daughter's mumps vaccination was when she walked into the doctor's office on Monday. The Moorhead woman was simply getting her 4-year-old Mya a routine shot before the family moves to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, next week. That's when she learned what she's about to head into. The Iowa Department of Public Health has reported 605 confirmed, probable and suspect cases of mumps since December, creating an outbreak across the upper Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports airline passengers may have helped spread the Iowa mumps to nei
The threat has passed, but the costs from the 2006 flood are just starting to add up in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Flood-fighting costs and damage estimates for the metro and two surrounding counties have already topped $1 million, city and county officials said Monday. Fargo had tallied $400,778 in flood-related costs as of Monday, according to city Finance Director Kent Costin. The preliminary estimate includes $148,643 in overtime for city workers, $198,272 to remove temporary levees, $24,600 to set up pumps, $21,106 in sandbagging costs and $8,157 in other costs.
MARKGRAF -- a boy, Tanner Curtis; born March 23, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 11 oz. to Staci and Curtis Markgraf.
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Wilson to attend U of M, Morris Stephanie Wilson of Detroit Lakes has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris. Wilson, who will graduate from Detroit Lakes High School this spring, is the recipient of the Founder's Scholarship from the University of Minnesota, Morris, which is awarded each year to all recent graduates in the top 20 percent of their graduating class. Harstad on honor's list Sarah Harstad of Detroit Lakes has been placed on the Honor's List for work in the Bachelor of Science degree in the interior design program during the 2006 winte