DL News Staff
Tesoro Corporation has expanded its popular Gallons for Grades program to Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah to reward even more students who excel academically. Gallons for Grades provides an incentive for high school and college students to achieve good grades by giving them Tesoro fuel cards for free gasoline at participating Tesoro stations. Qualified high school and college students are awarded $2 for each A and $1 for each B on their report cards.
Local retailer Floor to Ceiling Carpet One will introduce a new collection of specially designed pink ribbon welcome mats in April to continue their support for the fight against breast cancer. This spring marks Carpet One's fourth "Carpet One Welcomes Your Support" campaign, raising funds for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer programs through sales of their welcome mats. Carpet One stores throughout the United States and Canada, including Floor to Ceiling Carpet One, are participating in this extraordinary campaign.
Emmanuel Community has become one of four hubs within Ecumen, the state's largest provider of housing and services for older adults, to introduce videoconferencing technology. In addition to Detroit Lakes, the videoconferencing system is located at other Ecumen hubs in Mankato, Duluth and the Twin Cities. "Technology is going to take on a greater and greater role at Emmanuel Community both in our service to older adults and in our employee development," said Emmanuel Executive Director Janet Green.
Persons attending the Tuesday and Thursday practice rounds at the Becker County Sportsmen's Club seem to be pleased with the liberalization of the rules. Last fall, a questionnaire was circulated, asking participants what they found to be operational problems. The response did not reveal any large discrepancies, but a number of changes were suggested. A committee reviewed the responses, and adjustments were made. The rules on shooting ahead and make-up rules have been altered and are now more shooter-friendly.
There has been a precipitous drop in the number of federally licensed gun dealers, except in the states of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. In these western states, where there is abundant opportunity to hunt, there are more places for a sportsman, collector, hunter and competitive shooter to buy a firearm. Minnesota has shown a 72 percent drop since 1994. Back then, there were 5,741 federally licensed dealers. In 2005, there were 1,601 dealers, and that's a considerable sum in comparison to other states. In 1994, the U.S.
A bus trip from Detroit Lakes is being organized for persons wishing to attend the Wetlands and Clean Water Rally in St. Paul on Saturday, April 22. Approximately 40 conservation and sportsmen's groups are hosting the second annual rally, which will be held in front of Capitol Mall. The bus will depart from Detroit Lakes at 7 a.m., and return later that day.
As part of their ongoing activity to raise funds and bring awareness for the American Cancer Society, the Lake Park-Audubon FCCLA chapter sponsored a "Crazy Costume" contest, with a crowning of an April Fool and cream pies in the face of faculty members. The total activities for the week brought in $425, which will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Proms can be fun and one of life's special events. But they can also be a drain on individual and family resources if expenses aren't considered. The costs for attending a prom vary, depending on your location and the financial decisions you make. According to a 2004 North Dakota State University (NDSU) survey, males spent an average of $213 for all prom costs, and females an average of $296.
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For Bob Baker and Dave Malburg, the mattress business has been booming. With backgrounds in sales and the furniture business, the duo has opened a new kind of wholesale/retail mattress company called simply enough, The Mattress Guys. "We are not a traditional retail operation," explained Baker. With a few displays on hand, The Mattress Guys mainly do their business by appointment only, added Malburg. Opening around the first of the year, The Mattress Guys are situated in the old Pella Window building, 910 8th Street South East in Detroit Lakes' South Industrial Park.