DL News Staff
The White Earth Tribal and Community College recently received a $14,300 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. The grant was used to set up an interactive classroom and for distance learning technology. State Director of Rural Development Steve Wenzel visited the college today (Wednesday) to present the grant to the college. U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and Rep. Collin Peterson were also scheduled to be on hand for the presentation.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, April 6 Crisis line volunteers Volunteers are needed to answer 24-hour crisis line after hours. The Lakes Crisis and Resource Center offers a 40-hour training for anyone interested in volunteering from 5 to 10 p.m.
House Republicans released their public works funding proposal Tuesday, suggesting the state borrow $949 million for projects ranging from college building renovations to constructing nature trails. The proposal is much closer to one passed last month by the Senate than one pushed by GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The Senate bill would borrow $990 million, while the governor wants to borrow $811 million. The bill - funded by the state selling bonds - is the main reason legislators are in St. Paul this year.
The Mi-gi-mi-gi-way-win Advisory Board of the Tribal Council of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians donated a total of $6,625 to worthy community causes. Thanks to a fresh infusion of funds, the Circle of Life School will be able to continue its 2006 White Earth Reservation Science and Math Summer Program. This is the eighth year that the Circle of Life School, serving White Earth students from kindergarten through high school, is offering the summer science and math program with the University of Minnesota.
Question: Grandpa likes to take the kids for a ride in his old (1950's) car, and they just love it, but the car does not have seat belts. Is he required to have child seats in this car? If so, how do we attach them without seat belts? Answer: I will not cover the entire statute here for the sake of brevity.
The inaugural Flap Jack 5k run in Vergas had approximately 100 runners on April 1, during the annual Maple Syrup Fest. The top three in each age category include Male 15-19: Shane Novak (1st) Kei Nelson (2nd), Mark Shipman (3rd) Female 15-19: Julie Adams (1st), Emma Johnson (2nd) Male 20-29: Brett Bei (1st), Jesse Buckley (2nd), Michael Krieger (3rd) Female 20-29: Heather Smith (1st), Heidi Dresser (2nd), Megan Enger (3rd) Male 30-39: Blain Novak (1st), Mark Johnson (2nd), Daniel Stevuve (3rd) Female 30-39: Christina Floding (1st), Sarah Moore (2nd), Carla Johnson-Rouw
Elizabeth Warling will continue as Becker County Dairy Princess. The Lake Park teenager was once more crowned as the 2006 princess Saturday in Detroit Lakes. Warling, 18, also represented the county in 2005. Warling said she is excited about representing the county again. This time, she will be able to compete at the Princess Kay of the Milky Way pageant.
Natural Innovations is proud to present its monthly speaker forum, "Flyways and Migration: The Detroit Lakes Impact," on Thursday, April 13, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room C-101, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes. Birds have been migrating since the last Ice Age ended, some 12,000 years ago. Flying in cloudy, foggy weather, over thousands of miles, even over open oceans, they return months later to nest in the same tree or on the same muskrat den, as the previous year.
Becker County Child Abuse Prevention Council hosts a family carnival April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the former Washington School, Detroit Lakes. There will be booths filled with fun activities, a free lunch, a speaker on strategies for resolving family conflict and lots of door prizes. April is Child Abuse Prevention month.
Wednesday, April 5 Dance lessons Instructor Victor Gelking offers dance classes at the Fargo American Legion Club, 8-8:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 11. No age limit. Call 701-293-8362 for more info. Thursday, April 6 El Zagal Shrine Circus The El Zagal Shrine Circus is Detroit Lakes for three shows at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. General admission is $5; gates open one hour prior. Tickets are on sale at Central Market.