DL News Staff
The U.S. Senate approved a $109 billion supplemental appropriations bill Thursday that includes $4 billion in ag disaster relief for 2005 problems. U.S.
Safety or freedom: Which is more valuable to society? Four finalists have been chosen to debate this question for the Great American Think-Off on Saturday, June 10.
Movie Review By Kevin Carr Mission: Impossible III (PG-13) **** (out of 5) Starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell Keri Russell as Lindsey Philip Seymour Hoffman as Owen Davian Laurence Fishburne as Brassell Billy Crudup as John Musgrave Michelle Monaghan as Julia Maggie Q as Zhen Studio: Paramount Directed by: J.J. Abrams By KEVIN CARR I've never been a huge fan of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. The first one was overdone in only the way that Brian DePalma could have done it.
Mahnomen County and the state of Minnesota are fighting an effort by the White Earth Band of Chippewa to remove the Shooting Star Casino from tax rolls. The move has strained relations between the tribe and the county, which stands to lose $450,000 a year in revenue if the casino's federal trust status wins final OK. The U.S.
The Senate passed 66-0 Thursday a bill to reduce mercury emitted in the state by 90 percent. The House earlier gave the bill unanimous support and Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign it. Legislative passage came after a deal was brokered between the Republican governor, lawmakers, environmentalists, business officials and the power industry. The bill only deals with coal-fueled power plants in Minnesota, not mercury that comes to the state from elsewhere.
Minnesota's manufactured exports climbed to a record high of $13.8 billion in 2005, growing by 17.6 percent - or just more than $2 billion - over the previous year. The state's performance well outpaced U.S. export growth of 10.7 percent for the year. Minnesota ranked as the nation's 18th largest exporter of manufactured goods, up two positions from last year. Manufactured goods made up 62 percent of Minnesota's estimated $22.4 billion in total exports for the year.
MISSION, S.D. - A mountain lion that was chased up a tree by dogs was shot and killed by tribal wildlife officials in the Mission city limits Saturday morning. Mission is on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. "We had the option of tranquilizing it, but we couldn't get a person with the credentials to do it. So we opted to harvest it because it was in a residential area," said Chance Wooden Knife, the director of the tribe's Department of Game, Fish and Parks. He said it was a young male.
ST. PAUL - About the only people in the Minnesota Capitol today will be tourists and tour guides; there will be none of the hectic to-and-fro weekend activity that generally comes when two weeks remain in the legislative session. Next week has to be different or little will be accomplished in 2006. "We're kind of in crunch-time, guys," House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said Friday. "We ought to be here negotiating today." Instead, Gov.