DL News Staff
WASINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed a summary of the public comments submitted verbally and in writing during USDA's Farm Bill Forum listening tour. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said the summaries will serve as a basis for USDA policy review and analysis in preparation for the 2007 farm bill. "I'm very grateful to all those who shared their opinions.
Area farmers participating in the Farm Business Management Program received the summary reports of how well (or poorly) they did in 2005. The reports were part of the annual meeting held in Detroit Lakes Thursday by instructors Mark Berg and Paul Ramsey. The long-time program is overseen by Northland College of Thief River Falls. Berg told the audience that he thinks 2006 will be an "exciting year" for producers in all commodities, although cattle prices may be entering a "holding pattern." A detailed analysis of income and expenses will be sent shortly to area enrolled farmers.
Two Northwest Minnesota companies formally announced formation of a limited liability company late last month. Triangle Agronomy Services of Lake Park and West Central Ag Services of Ulen have combined their enterprises. The new arrangement officially began operations under the new name Triangle Ag, LLC, April 1. The 50/50 venture was approved by the respective boards of directors the week of March 13. West Central Ag board chair Duane Brendemuhl, Moorhead, said producer board members of both organizations have long recognized the value each brings to their customers. "Through this v
DEAR ABBY: I have an enormous problem and need a woman's input, and that's you. I realized recently that I have abused my wife, "Doreen," for years. I never hit her and I never cheated, but I had many frustrations inside and I took them out on her verbally. I never realized what I was doing to her emotionally. A few months ago, it happened again - I yelled at her. After a weekend of crying, Doreen came to the conclusion that she didn't need the aggravation anymore. Our marriage is in deep trouble. Abby, Doreen is my life. I worship her, I really do. I love her and I'm IN love with her.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 8:00 am-12:30 pm- Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Parish Ctr. 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, APRIL 3 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.). 847-4418 10:00 am- Overeaters Anonymous, Lake Park Lutheran Church. 5:00 pm- MN 30 TOPS Chapter Detroit Lakes, Trinity Lutheran Church, upstairs choir room. 6:00 pm- Overeaters Anonymous, St.
The dying tree on the edge of your yard may be worth much more than just kindling for your fireplace. A dead tree, or snag, can serve as both a home and a cafeteria for many neighborhood and migrating birds. The tree's bark will become a bit looser and attract many insects, which lay eggs in the bark's inner and outer surfaces. As the insect eggs hatch, many species of birds, including colorful warblers, nuthatches, creepers, woodpeckers and chickadees will explore the bark to feast on bugs, larvae and eggs.
Stassen-Highman Melissa Stassen and Mitch Highman announce their engagement. Parents are Dan and Renae Stassen, Marshall, and Lance and Tammy Highman, Osage. Melissa graduated from Concordia College and is employed by YWCA, a Child's World, Fargo. Mitch graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is employed by SEI Microsoft, Fargo. An April 7th wedding is planned at Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The former Perham Cooperative Creamery Association (DL Ag service building) located on Randolph Road and a residential property on Grant Street in Detroit Lakes will be demolished beginning on Monday, April 3, as preliminary work begins on the new Highway 10/Connect Detroit Lakes reconstruction project in Detroit Lakes. Feldt Plumbing, based in Detroit Lakes, has the contract to remove the buildings. Asbestos abatement was completed on these structures in preparation for the building demolitions.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on three charges Wednsday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $14,000 against Anthony Villebrun, 27. His next court appearance is April 10. Villebrun is charged with one count each of felony first-degree driving while impaired, felony first-degree DWI-.08 or more and gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. A Becker County sheriff's deputy arrested Villebrun for alleged erratic driving March 28.
Without many days of practicing actual track and field events, the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' squads entered the Moorhead Indoor meet at Concordia as a glorified practice. But that didn't mean the Lakers didn't find success, as well as some impressive performances. The DL girls' 4x200 relay teams finished one and two, while junior Jena Hanson made her first appearance in track in two years a golden one, winning the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.41.