DL News Staff
Rural Minnesota CEP has funds available for the Dislocated Worker Program to help people who have lost their jobs gain new employment. Dislocated workers are individuals who have lost employment, through no fault of their own, due to downsizing or business closings. The goal of this program is to help dislocated workers to become re-employed into positions comparable to those that were lost. There is no cost to individuals or companies receiving these services.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College president Ann Valentine announced the appointment of David Overby as the college chief information officer.
In May 2005, the Board of Directors of America's Junior Miss made the decision to close the program due to a lack of national sponsors and funding. The announcement was made with sincere sadness for the loss of what had grown to be the number one scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors. However, it didn't take long for everyone involved in that decision to realize that the public wasn't going to allow AJM to die without a fight.
The Bemidji Area Race Relations Council will host a public forum on Monday, March 27, to highlight the unique cultural and historic management of the Red Lakes fishery. The event, "One Lake, Two Traditions: A Forum on Red Lake Fishery Management," will be held at the Bemidji High School auditorium, 7-9 p.m. The forum will address the restoration of the Red Lake fishery and to educate the local community on the unique relationship that has formed to manage this shared resource. Upper and Lower Red Lakes will open to walleye harvest this May after a seven-year moratorium.
A Frazee High School freshman and his mother got a helping hand Wednesday from the Detroit Lakes Shriners. It may also be the first step toward recovery of a major injury to William Tipton Taylor's backbone due to a snowmobile accident March 3. The Shriners brought their "Wings of Mercy" airplane to Detroit Lakes and picked up Tipton and his mother, Kathy, for the trip to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Tipton, who has an upper body cast, was to be examined by the hospital's chief of surgery, who will then decide what can be done to help the 15-year-old teen. "It's wha
Gay rights advocates and faith leaders opposing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage rallied Thursday at the Capitol, decrying the proposed amendment as discriminatory and claiming that religious groups from across the state have joined in opposition. Pastors, rabbis and others told the crowd of roughly 1,500 that it's possible to be religious and against "discrimination being enshrined in the constitution." The event was organized by OutFront Minnesota, a gay rights advocacy group, and the Faith Family Fairness Alliance. "We want to show that as people of faith we can oppose this con
Applications are now being accepted for the Northwest Minnesota Foundation's Leadership Development Workshop to be held April 17-21 at the Hoot Owl Resort, Waubun. This four-and-a-half day session is designed to develop individual leadership and management skills and offers participants new ways to identify and fulfill leadership roles in their community. In addition, all meals and lodging expenses are covered by NMF. Applications are available at www.nwmf.org . To receive a faxed or mailed copy, call Rebecca Weir or DeeGee Frenzel at NMF (218-759-2057 or 1-800-659-7859).
Tuesday, March 21 at 12:29 p.m., a rural Detroit Lakes resident reported vehicle theft by a used car dealer. at 4:14 p.m., a Detroit Lakes convenience store reported a $59 gas drive-off. at 4:45 p.m., a rural Frazee car fire was reported. at 4:53 p.m., a Plymouth, Minn., man reported some of his prescription drugs were stolen while in Detroit Lakes. at 6:35 p.m., vandalism was reported to a rural Detroit Lakes car. Wednesday, March 22 at 3:37 a.m., a Detroit Lakes domestic was reported. at 8:50 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported being threatened. at 3:57 p.m.,