DL News Staff
It was a successful night for the annual Pine to Prairie Chapter of Pheasants Forever banquet in Ogema March 31. The event attracted 220 people who dined and participated in the $9,500 worth of prizes and live/silent auction items available that night. The list included 26 firearms -- shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders -- and two English Pointer pups donated by Detroit Lakes breeder/trainer Greg Freitag and sold in the silent auction. The committee attracted a number of sponsors: M&W Service, Hoban Construction, J&B Electric, Wildfire Prairie Gardens, Rick Jasken Farms, Freitag and Sport
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has recognized five new state record fish. Reginald Raveling's record-breaking largemouth bass was among those announced at an awards ceremony during the Northwest Sports Show in Minneapolis April 1. Raveling caught the 8-pound, 15-ounce largemouth on Oct. 3, 2005, using a Rapala lure and 40-pound line while fishing Auburn Lake in Carver County. The record holders received a plaque and certificate.
We're living in what is being called the "Network Era." How might this affect your life and the way you do business? Brian Erickstad, senior regional IT manager for Microsoft, will speak at the Administrative Professionals Week Luncheon, Friday, April 21, at Holiday Inn Lakeside, Detroit Lakes. Learn what technologies Microsoft uses to eliminate barriers of distance and location for the global workforce.
A special women's networking gathering will be held Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Speakeasy Restaurant Sponsored by Mary Otto Consulting, there is no cost to attend: a free will offering is encouraged. The Brown Bag Lunch get together feature's Becker County Women Environmentalists, Kelly Blackledge and Barbara Boyle, U.S.
The Small Blessings Childcare Center Board of the Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church has announced the hiring of Daniela Zens as its new director. Zens, a Detroit Lakes resident, has been working at Rossman Elementary as a special education teacher's aid. She comes to the church with a depth of educational and work experience, in addition to enthusiasm and good spirit. Following her four-year degree majoring in elementary education at St. Cloud State University, she was a teacher of toddlers and preschool children at two major daycare centers.
Century 21 the Property Shop has announced that Ron Peterson has joined its staff. Ron brings with him 27-years of experience in the real estate profession. He has been a multi-million dollar producer many times and is experienced in all aspects of listing and selling properties. For more information, stop and see Ron at the local Century 21 Property Shop office located at 916 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, next to Ben Franklin, or give him a call at 847-9288 or toll free at 888-847-9288.
Edina Realty recently announced that Kristina Carlson has joined its Detroit Lakes office. Carlson has lived in the Detroit Lakes area for five years. She currently resides in Detroit Lakes with her husband, Lee, and their son Mark. Her real estate areas of expertise include new construction and lakeshore properties. "Kristina makes a great addition to our sales team," said Edina Realty Detroit Lakes' office manager Dave Branson.
The fate of tax relief, more school funding and other state spending options rests in the hands of six Minnesota Supreme Court justices. They asked an attorney representing major cigarette makers tough questions Tuesday as he tried to convince them to overthrow a 75-cent-a-pack fee.
Minnesota legislators say the state needs to repair its crumbling highways and improve its transit systems, but they don't appear willing to agree this year on a way to pay for those improvements. House and Senate committees on Tuesday each approved their own transportation bills, exposing a deep philosophical divide over how road and transit projects should be funded. The Republican-led House is considering borrowing $2.5 billion for highway projects, while leaders of the DFL-controlled Senate didn't propose a major funding plan. The difference comes a year after most of the Legislature's
Efforts by some rural lawmakers to ensure highway construction gets a bulk of new Minnesota transportation funding failed Tuesday, although there will be more opportunities as bills make their way through the full House and Senate. Neither the House nor the Senate transportation committee Tuesday went along with proposals to rewrite a constitutional amendment legislators approved a year ago. However, both committees tried to simplify what voters will see on the ballot Nov.