DL News Staff
Sex offenders no longer will be able to find a sanctuary on tribal reservations. Five of the state's 11 American Indian tribes announced Tuesday they have signed an agreement with the state to plug a loophole that allowed tribal members convicted of sex offenses to live on reservations without notifying law enforcement officials. Five other tribes are close to doing the same, while the remaining reservation, Red Lake, is policed by federal officers and doesn't need to make changes. "It was like opening up the gates of hell," Leech Lake band Chairman George Googleye Jr.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is seeking firsthand information on the impact of higher energy prices, particularly natural gas, on Minnesotans. The senator is holding a hearing in St. Paul Friday.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a Seventh Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in Otter Tail County. The vacancy occurred as a result of the death of the Honorable Thomas M. Stringer on Jan. 19. Licensed Minnesota attorneys who are residents of the Seventh Judicial District may request an application by calling John Hultquist at 651-296-0019, via e-mail at john.hultquist@ state.mn.us or by writing: Eric J. Magnuson, Chair, Commission on Judicial Selection, 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St.
Oct. 14, 1946-Jan. 28, 2006 Douglas John Stoen, 59, of Warner Robbins, Ga., died Saturday, January 28, 2006 at his home, after a three-year battle with cancer. Doug was born to Elmer and Lillian (Johnson) Stoen on Oct. 14, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1964. He went to Wadena Technical College for electronics and upon graduation, went to work for Honeywell.
Nov. 15, 1921-Feb. 6, 2006 William C. Wiedeman, Jr., 84, of Hawley, died Monday, February 6, 2006 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. William "Bill" Wiedeman was born to William C. (Sr.) and Lois Wiedeman on Nov. 15, 1921 at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940. Bill had many fond memories of his family and friends "back in the old neighborhood." In May 1942, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He studied aviation, and served his country as an ace fighter pilot during World War II.
By SGT. ANDY SCHMIDT Minnesota State Patrol Question: Is it legal for snowplows and like equipment to just go through red lights and stop signs if the intersection is clear and no one is coming? Answer: Trooper Andy is going on the assumption that you are referring to this equipment when in the act of removing snow from the road.
Early Childhood Screening will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1 at First Lutheran Church. To register, call the Detroit Lakes School District Administration Building at 847-9271 and ask for Kim.
Minnesota House Republicans put homeowner property tax relief at the top of their priority list for the legislative session that begins March 1, but a court battle could leave no money to accomplish the objective. House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said his colleagues plan to have nearly $400 million available from a cigarette fee enacted by legislators and Gov. Tim Pawlenty last year.
By TOM PANTERA Forum Communications A Fargo woman was uninjured early Wednesday after a train ran her over in an accident that has police mystified. Fargo Police Sgt. Greg Lemke said officers responded at 12:16 a.m. to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train on the bridge near the Red River over Second Street North. The engineer told police he was unable to slow down by the time he saw a person on the tracks and believed he had hit her, Lemke said.
The third-ranked Barnesville Trojans took care of business Friday night in Frazee, beating the host Lady Hornets by the score of 46-17. The Lady Hornets came out with a game plan to slow the game down and run a time-consuming offense, which would limit the Trojans' possessions. At half-time, the score was 21-9 Barnesville. "I thought our kids did a great job of slowing the game down and handling their pressure overall in the first half," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.