DL News Staff
A 50-million gallon ethanol plant in Otter Tail County could be an economic lifter for this region. The Renewable Fuels Association -- a national organization that acts as an industry representative -- commissioned a study that looked into ethanol's economic contributions in 2005. Among the benefits of plants like that proposed near Fergus Falls include: n Estimated annual expenditures for goods and services of $46.7 million. n Creation of as many as 836 jobs in all sectors of the local economy. n Increase household income in the local economy by nearly $30 million annually. n Usin
The Federal Reserve reported that consumer debt climbed 1.9 percent to $2.16 trillion during the final month of 2005.
A dozen beautiful, long-stemmed roses can be yours for just $16-$19 during the Arc of West Central Minnesota's Annual Rose Sale. You can support the work of this important organization by purchasing roses for yourself and special people in your life. The price is just $16 for a dozen long-stemmed roses, or $19 with a vase. The preorder sale runs through March 30, with pick up at the Holmes Historic Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, April 13. Finding these beautiful roses is easy.
World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) to host a foreign exchange student for the 2006-2007 school year. Host families should be adventurous, fun-loving, res-ponsible and most of all caring. Students will spend a semester or school year in the United States. For more information, call Sue, World Heritage area representative, at 334-3373 or 1-800-888-9040, or visit www.world-heritage.org .
Wednesday, March 22 Dance lessons Instructor Victor Gelking will offer 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. Benefit folk concert Minneapolis folk singer Ellis will perform to benefit the Fargo-Moorhead Rape & Abuse Crisis Center, at 8 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Comedy night Comedian Eliot Chang performs at 7 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom, MSUM.
Failure to Launch (PG-13) ** (out of 5 stars) Starring Matthew McConaughey as Trip Sarah Jessica Parker as Paula Zooey Deschanel as Kit Justin Bartha as Ace Bradley Cooper as Demo Terry Bradshaw as Al Kathy Bates as Sue Studio: Paramount Pictures Directed by: Tom Dey By KEVIN CARR I am constantly flummoxed by how clueless Hollywood can be at times. They want something new and different, but they want it to be tried and true to prove it can make money.
Have you watched any TV lately? Particularly, have you taken a peek at some of those reality shows? They kind of make you wonder. Are these things scripted? Do the producers know what's going to happen, right from the beginning? And how in the world do they find people to do those things? Millionaire Steven Hudson learns more about reality TV than he ever wanted to know, and in the new novel, Sex and the Single Zillionaire by Tom Perkins, Steven becomes a reluctant participant as well. They say that money can't buy love, and Steven Hudson is proof of that.
The quantity for the Detroit Lakes baseball team passes the litmus test, but the quality will be a work in progress throughout the season, as the Lakers return a host of pitchers, but will have plenty of new faces scattered on the diamond. The Lakers will be green in the crucial part of the field -- up the middle. There will be inexperience from the catchers to the shortstop, and second base to centerfield. But DL will be deep on the mound, with up to 10 pitchers who have some type of experience hurling the ball.
With youth comes inexperience? That's usually the case, but the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team is the exception. Sporting just one senior and junior on the returning roster, the Lakers' lineup will be dominated by seven sophomores. Green, one would think. But that's hardly the case. After losing just one senior from last year's squad -- which finished third in the Section 8-1A meet -- in Joe Skogmo, who was also DL's lone state qualifier, the rest of the Laker squad will return.