DL News Staff
It may have surprised some Minnesotans that House Republicans came out with a public works funding bill close to what the generally freer spending Senate Democrats proposed. The GOP bill would borrow $949 million, just $41 million less than Senate Democrats, that would be repaid by general tax dollars. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, another Republican, calls for a relatively diminutive $811 borrowing package. But there are a couple of reasons the House GOP had no choice but to put forward a big public works package -- politics and politics. Political reason No.
Spring is just around the corner and for foresters and local fire fighters this means one thing: Fire Season. Every year the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and local fire departments issue the standard warnings and regulations about wildland fire. Every spring we're called to hundreds of human-caused fires across northern Minnesota. Rather than going into a lot of specifics on rules and regulations, I thought it might be helpful to just pass along a few simple pieces of advice from a 15-year veteran Forestry technician and wildland firefighter from Roy Lake.
Honesty is one of the most important things in anyone's life. We are approached with different situations everyday, and we have to make a choice. We are either honest with those around us, and ourselves, or we are not. The idea of a simple white lie often invokes the thoughts of mediocrity. There is nothing wrong with covering up something small now and then. Everyone has lied to people they love, those they are indifferent towards, and those they hate. What are the consequences of lying? The truth is lying hurts the deceitful more than the person who is left in the dark.
The American Dream has been a big part of our culture for quite some time now. Ever since the baby boom, people have become obsessed with achieving this ideal, which they believe will truly make them happy. But exactly what is the American Dream? Is it money and power? Is it having the picture perfect family in a house surrounded by a white picket fence? Actually, the American Dream has different meanings to different people, and can sometimes be as elusive as it is desirable. Last week, this very discussion of the American Dream came up in my English class.
The adult choir of United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes, presents "Rejoice, the Lord is King," today at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Director is Diane Jordan. *** The 39th annual Hawley Art Show and Sale concludes today (Sunday) at the Hawley Community Center. Exhibition hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rollag artist Kay Ornberg will give a live demonstration of fiber art. Admission is free. Many works of art will be available for purchase. *** Lakes Plus hosts a square dance, 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, Detroit Lakes. Roger McNeil will call tips.
Tuesday, April 4 at 9:19 a.m., a rural Callaway man reported items were stolen. at 10:42 a.m., a Detroit Lakes motel reported room vandalism. at 11:52 a.m., an Ottertail woman reported seven rings were missing from her purse, which had been stolen earlier and then recovered. Wednesday, April 5 at 11:51 a.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported harassing phone calls. at 12:36 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported a lawnmower was stolen. at 6:28 p.m., the former Callaway Elementary School was reported broke into, with minor vandalism. Thursday, April 6 at 11:32 a.m., a De
ST. PAUL -- It might not have the support of most of Minnesota's youth, but lawmakers are debating whether the school year should be extended by up to five weeks. Willmar school Superintendent Kathy Leedom said a longer school year would help improve the state's education system. "With extended time, we can take the next step in increasing our learning across the board," Leedom told the Senate Education Committee. In order to compete globally in the 21st century, local kids need to spend more time in class to learn new skills, said Sen.