DL News Staff
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.
The Twin City Power Boat Association and myself would like to thank the Detroit Lakes community for coming out to support our Third Annual Quake the Lake professional power boat racing. Although the weather didn't cooperate, we had hundreds of hard core fans brave the weather and cheer on their favorite drivers. We had an excellent amount of news coverage prior to the event as well as posters and T-shirts, etc. We know that a lot of people came from out of town to watch the race. We're already looking forward to Quake the Lake IV, next year.
It was one of those notoriously chilly mid-May mornings in our typical Minnesota town. The kind of start to a day that is irritatingly familiar to the not so long past blizzards of our spring. It was the second week since I had opened a small retail store in downtown Detroit Lakes. We offer a range of items, including craft and thrift. On this particular frigid day, a young woman entered my store, and she was obviously freezing, for her attire was definitely lacking any defense for such a cold day. She sought a jacket.
People in our community go hungry each day. It could be your neighbor, colleague, the person you see crossing the street or somebody that your child goes to school with. A recent study done by Second Harvest Heartland analyzed data in the state of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin to determine how many missed meals there are in various counties. According to the study, 16 percent of all meals are missed in Becker County in a year. In our opinion, that's 16 percent too many! The upcoming summer months are particularly difficult for our local food shelves.