DL News Staff
There has been a lot of criticism if not outright slander leveled against the notion that dairy farmers need a farm milk price that reflects the average cost of producing milk, specifically the Federal Milk Market Improvement Act of 2009 (S1645). Some call it welfare. Others call it anti-competitive or un-American or complain that it would guarantee a profit for dairy farmers and stifle innovation.
I am writing to recommend that readers get their hands on a new report entitled "Natural Resources: Recommendations for Minnesota's New Governor and Legislature" from Center of the American Experiment, a Minnesota think tank. This report is so interesting and so easy to read that it would even make a great Christmas stocking-stuffer for anyone interested in natural resources -- especially sportsmen and others interested in mining or forestry. As the president of a student organization at the University of Minnesota that focuses on environmental issues, I found this report to be one of the
I have just read and re-read Mr. Bergeson's Country Scribe article in Sunday's Record. If our society wasn't in need of such a message, I know I was, and wish to thank him publicly for injecting some sanity and realism into these unrealistic and supposedly overly complicated times. If some of you have not read it, please do, for it is a "breath of fresh air." Perhaps we as individuals and our governmental, educational and spiritual entities need to heed such a message and return to such a "basic." -- Lanny J. Waalen, Detroit Lakes
What is Supt. Deron Stender (Frazee-Vergas School District) up to now? Frazee residents, do you remember when school was changed to start and end earlier? If I remember right, supposedly the P.A.C.E. group suggested it, so the students that are in activities wouldn't miss so much of their last hour class. When my children were in activities, they missed the whole last hour class, so the 15-20 minutes wouldn't have made much of a difference. Later on, Supt. Stender suggested switching to a 4-day school week just like the MACCRAY school district.
On this Thanksgiving, like all others, it is important to remember those less fortunate. And those who will, next week and in the weeks to come, need your help and support more than ever. Next week, the National Child Nutrition Act comes up for authorization and support, or not. "It's this opportunity or we lose it," Rep. George Miller, of California said in mid November.
Do you believe every child deserves a family? We do. Thousands of children in America live in foster care, often moving from home to home, without the love and care of permanent families. Today, more than 114,000 children in the United States are in foster care through no fault of their own as victims of child abuse, neglect or abandonment and have been permanently removed from their homes.
Mark Dayton (DFL) leads Tom Emmer (R) by about 8,700 votes in the continuing race for governor of Minnesota, a margin close enough to trigger an automatic recount if certified by the state canvassing board Nov. 23. The Minnesota GOP is seeking "reconciliation" of the state's vote totals before the recount begins. Under Minnesota law, the vote totals and the total number of actual, identified voters -- the registered voters that signed in at the polling station -- are supposed to be "reconciled" or shown to be equal, within about six weeks after the election. The deadline this year is Dec.
On Thursday, November 4th we lost our daughter Cassidy to suicide. As a family we feel it is important to share our thoughts and to reach out to help others who may be struggling with depression and anxiety as our daughter did. We want the community to know that it is important to learn more about depression as well as the warning signs and risk factors that may lead to suicide. Depression is the leading cause of suicide and is the most treatable of all mood disorders.
The American people have spoken. Hundreds of politicians who chose not to attend town hall meetings in the past year to account for their voting record are gone. The big media outlets who maligned the Americans who wanted answers are stunned. Many of them are close to being out of business anyway because they have become nothing more than political hacks. So where do we go from here? Not all the politicians came up for election this year, but will in 2012. We're still waiting for answers from some as to why they voted the way they have.
On behalf of the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters, I would like to extend our thanks to so many individuals and groups who made the League's Candidate Forums such a success. With our partners, the League hosted nine candidate forums in Becker County during the 2010 primary and general election season. To all those who came to hear the candidates answer your questions, thank you for being a part of the democratic process.