DL News Staff
ASSESSMENT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF CANDOR TOWNSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Review -*Equalization of the Township of Candor in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, will meet at the TOWN HALL in said Township at 9-10:00 A.M., on April 19, 2006, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year 2006. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assess- ment corrected.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed bids will be received by the City Administrator of the City of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota at the City Hall until 2:00 p.m., May 9, 2006 and then at said time and place publicly opened and read aloud for the 2006 Street and Utility Improvements ? Timber Creek Third Addition, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota with the following major estimated quantities: Common Excavation 2,900 CY Aggregate Base, Class 5 1,000 CY Bituminous Mixture 1,600 Ton Manholes 140 LF Catch Basins 6 Each 12? ? 24? Storm Sewer Pipe 600 LF 4? ? 12?
House Republicans want to mail tax rebate checks to more than 1 million Minnesotans, a plan Democrats call an election-year gimmick. Homeowners would receive checks worth 10 percent of their property tax bills, making the average check $205. They would arrive by Oct. 1, two weeks before most property tax payments are due.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community awarded a grant for $1 million to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa for a youth activities center. The ceremonial check presentation was held March 15, between members of the SMSC Business Council, Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain, and Red Lake youth and staff at the SMSC Community Center in Prior Lake. The grant will assist the Tribal Council in its efforts to improve conditions on the Red Lake Reservation through the provision of education and services.
The 13th annual Juried National Watermedia Exhibition is scheduled for May 1-June 20 at Moorhead's Hjemkomst Center. The Red River Watercolor Society had artists from 25 states enter this national competition. Juror Robert Burridge, Arroyo Grande, Calif. selected a total of 45 paintings. Seven artists from the Fargo-Moorhead area were accepted, including: Barbara Nagle, Don Aasland, Judy Koehmstedt, Warren Kessler, Michael Dunn, Ellen Jean Diederich and Carl Oltvedt. Burridge will present a slide lecture on Tuesday, May 9 from 5-6 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave.
What is the future of wheat in Minnesota? First of all, if there is to be one, it rests primarily with spring wheat as the winter hardiness trait is lacking in winter wheat varieties that could be successfully planted in the northern counties. Secondly, the current primary use of wheat is flour.
The Minnesota and North Dakota Farm Business Management Education programs have compiled their annual financial summary of farms in the Red River Valley. This is the most detailed farm analysis information available to the public for this region. It is available at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/farmmgmt/FBM.htm and will soon be available at www.mgt.org . Financial performance in 2005 was much worse than in 2004. Gross revenues were similar, but total expenses were up 10 percent. This caused net farm income to shrink by 49 percent.
There are thousands of acres of what are termed "permanent grass pastures" in central Minnesota.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (R-Minn.) will host a farm meeting in Ada on Monday, April 10. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. at the Ada VFW. Peterson, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, will address issues like the budget, the upcoming farm bill, renewable energy, and disaster assistance. "The President's budget proposal has created a lot of uncertainty for farmers," he said.
U.S. soybean acreage for 2006 is projected to rise 7 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department released its prospective plantings report March 31. It suggests fewer corn and wheat acres to be planted this spring. It is a different story in Minnesota.