DL News Staff
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is conducting a referendum to ask growers if they wish to replace their national check-off with a Minnesota check-off. If the national program is discontinued, the state council is proposing a check-off in the same amount now charged under the national program, which is one-half of 1 percent. Soybean growers may cast their ballot at one of a number of locations, including Friday, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Broadway Ballroom, 115 - 30th Ave E, Alexandria; and Friday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Northland Inn, Hwy 2 & 75 N, Crookston.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Jan. 27-Feb.
Even the state's Republican U.S. senator says Minnesotans would feel federal cuts if President Bush's budget proposal passes. "While fiscal discipline must be our priority, there are some places where the president's budget either cuts too deeply or fails to recognize the positive impact of a program, such as our agriculture program, Pell grants, Medicaid and Medicare and the Community Development Block Grants program," said Sen. Norm Coleman, usually a Bush ally.
Jeff Janke of Frazee has graduated from Continental Auctioneer Schools, Mankato. Receiving instruction in all phases of the auctioneer profession, Janke was awarded a diploma and the "certified auctioneer" and "certified real estate auctioneer" designations from school president, Rich Haas. Janke acquired knowledge and skills to recommend the auction method of marketing when a client wants to obtain the highest and best price possible. The auction method of marketing is becoming more popular as the public becomes more aware of this fast way of selling goods, property and real estate.
Weum Chiropractic Clinic would like to welcome Sara Skadsem as their new chiropractic intern. Skadsem will be working side by side with Dr. Ryan Weum in patient management and treatment. Skadsem formerly resided in Hanover, Minn., and currently lives in Detroit Lakes with husband, Steve, and their two children Jordan, 4, and Brenna, 1. Skadsem will graduate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April of 2006 with a Bachelor and Doctor of Chiropractic. Weum Chiropractic Clinic has been serving the chiropractic needs of lakes area residents for over 25 years.
Marco was honored as a 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champion. The winners were announced on Jan. 26 at a luncheon awards ceremony held at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. The 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champions Award is Minnesota's first state-wide awards program spotlighting efforts of Minnesota businesses to implement programs and practices that create flexible and supportive workplaces. Marco was one of 12 companies recognized based on their substantial efforts to create balanced work-life cultures.
The Feb.7 membership meeting of Tri-State Manufacturers' Association will feature a pre-meeting seminar on customer service. Carol Meehan, Program Director at NDSCS, will lead the seminar from 4 - 5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Prante's Fine Dining, Wahpeton. Attendees will learn key moments of truth in customer interaction, a plan for success in delivering the five service qualities that customers expect, and how and when to make human connections with customers. The Tri-State Mfg. Association dinner and meeting will follow at Prante's.
L & M Fleet Supply, a local Cub Cadet dealer with stores in Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Cloquet, Bemidji, Park Rapids, and Detroit Lakes, was recently one of the top 100 Cub Cadet Independent Retailers of 2005. They received recognition aboard the Coral Princess Cruise ship in the Southern Caribbean and the Panama Canal on Jan. 13. L & M Fleet Supply has been a Cub Cadet dealer for five years and this is the third trip earned as a top 100 dealer. "We are thrilled to have gone on this cruise to the Panama Canal," said Terry Matteson co-owner.
Banking on a strong market for diner-fare foods and a variety of ex-Grover's Truck Stop customers still searching for them, former Grover's cook/manager Carey Alger recently opened the Frazee Restaurant and Bar. "I was a cook at Grover's for 14 years and managed the restaurant for the last seven," said Alger. As a veteran cook, Alger had thought about starting up a restaurant of his own many times over the years.
Big Rok Angus of Detroit Lakes will hold their annual bull and replacement heifer sale on Sunday, March 5. Big Rok owners Kevin and Denise Olson are selling 50 yearling bulls and 15 replacement heifers at their operation northwest of Detroit Lakes. The sale will be inside a heated barn, beginning at 1 p.m. The ranch is located 3 miles west of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10, and then north on 320th Avenue 3.5 miles Sales catalogs will soon be available. For more information, call 218-439-3597 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .