DL News Staff
I love holidays. Several times a year friends and families gather, get caught up on each others lives, play games, eat ourselves into a stupor and then take naps together, sprawled all over the house like a new batch of kindergarteners.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26 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, MARCH 27 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. 12:00 pm- Toastmaster meet at noon in Speak Easy. 5:00 pm- MN 30 TOPS Chapter Detroit Lakes, Trinity Lutheran Church, upstairs choir room. 6:00 pm- Overeaters Anonymous, St. Mary's Hospital, Exec. Conf.
DEAR ABBY: My mother is married to a pervert I'll call "Harry." He has destroyed our family. Harry has made sexual comments to my sister and me about our bodies until we finally moved out of our mother's home when we reached 18. His behavior stopped for a long time, until my daughter, "Allie," began to develop. After she turned 11, the sexual comments started again. Harry also began calling her names, and saying that if she were his daughter he would slap her mouth. It has reached the point that we no longer visit Mother nor do we attend family functions.
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.
On April 22, Allpro Auto Repair, a Detroit Lakes-based automotive repair company, is providing an "open shop" for women of all ages who want to learn the secrets of auto repair and how to protect themselves from possible rip-offs, and gain a little hands-on knowledge of how their car operates. According to Allpro Auto owners Don and Sandy Tollefson, the local repair shop has had a variety of women come into their facility stating anxiety about automotive repair and maintenance.
3-26 Senate bonding Minnesota senators passed one of the richest public works bills in state history Thursday, and did it earlier in their legislative session than ever. The bill would provide temporary construction jobs across the state and train more people for jobs in colleges and universities, Sen.
The state's Republican Party is targeting rural Senate Democrats in a new round of radio ads. The party unveiled the ads Thursday, calling on several DFL senators to vote on the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey said the ads also urge the lawmakers to stop supporting embattled Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson as he faces ethics charges stemming from remarks he made about Supreme Court justices and the gay marriage issue. Carey said the ads will run in the districts of Sens.
An unprecedented child pornography case in North Dakota could send a Moorhead man to federal prison for 20 years. Federal prosecutors filed a charge this week against Daniel Mark Shern, 43, claiming the convicted child sex offender possessed more than 5,000 sexually explicit images of children on his personal computer and computer disks. "That's a significant amount," said Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl, an assistant U.S.
Detroit Lakes Police officer Robert Strand was recently honored by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Strand was among approximately 70 individuals recognized by the organization in Bloomington March 8 for varied efforts related to alcohol and driving. He received the Outstanding Service Award. It was one of five categories in which MADD honored recipients. Other recipients represented city and county law enforcement, Minnesota State Patrol, prosecutors and judges. "It was a surprise," said Strand. "I was in the office and got a card from them that said honoree notification.
Senate Republican leaders filed an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Dean Johnson Wednesday, saying he "repeatedly lied or misled" Minnesotans about whether he talked to Supreme Court justices on a controversial gay marriage issue. The GOP senators say Johnson's comments violated Senate rules that require members to "adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct." They say he also broke rules that require senators to follow "accepted norms of Senate behavior" and forbids action that "betrays the public trust or that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor or disrepute." The