DL News Staff
We are writing letters to many of the community and regional newspapers in West Central Minnesota this month to remind the citizens of these communities about a wonderful resource they have in their schools. We are talking about your school counselors. The week of Feb. 6-10 is National School Counseling Week.
Minnesotans have paid almost $1 billion in additional fees and surcharges since Gov. Tim Pawlenty took office. A study recently released shows that fees for everything from parking tickets to marriage licenses to telephones will be almost $1 billion more now than when Gov. Pawlenty took office.
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State Sen. Cal Larson (R-Fergus Falls) and State Rep. Dean Simpson (R-New York Mills) invite residents of District 10B to attend upcoming town meetings. The meetings will be held in locations throughout the district and will be an opportunity for residents to express their ideas and concerns to their legislators. "These town meetings have always been a good way for us to meet and discuss issues with local residents," Larson said.
A maple syrup making clinic will be held in New York Mills on Monday, Feb. 13. The clinic is hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. The program will offer something for both beginners and experienced producers, says Carl Vogt, Extension forest resources specialist. The cost is $7.50, and can be paid at the door, but persons are asked to pre-register. The clinic will be at the Government Services Building in New York Mills at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Vince Crary, 218-385-3000.
Sex offenders no longer will be able to find a sanctuary on tribal reservations. Five of the state's 11 American Indian tribes announced Tuesday they have signed an agreement with the state to plug a loophole that allowed tribal members convicted of sex offenses to live on reservations without notifying law enforcement officials. Five other tribes are close to doing the same, while the remaining reservation, Red Lake, is policed by federal officers and doesn't need to make changes. "It was like opening up the gates of hell," Leech Lake band Chairman George Googleye Jr.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is seeking firsthand information on the impact of higher energy prices, particularly natural gas, on Minnesotans. The senator is holding a hearing in St. Paul Friday.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a Seventh Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in Otter Tail County. The vacancy occurred as a result of the death of the Honorable Thomas M. Stringer on Jan. 19. Licensed Minnesota attorneys who are residents of the Seventh Judicial District may request an application by calling John Hultquist at 651-296-0019, via e-mail at john.hultquist@ state.mn.us or by writing: Eric J. Magnuson, Chair, Commission on Judicial Selection, 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St.
Oct. 14, 1946-Jan. 28, 2006 Douglas John Stoen, 59, of Warner Robbins, Ga., died Saturday, January 28, 2006 at his home, after a three-year battle with cancer. Doug was born to Elmer and Lillian (Johnson) Stoen on Oct. 14, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1964. He went to Wadena Technical College for electronics and upon graduation, went to work for Honeywell.
Nov. 15, 1921-Feb. 6, 2006 William C. Wiedeman, Jr., 84, of Hawley, died Monday, February 6, 2006 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. William "Bill" Wiedeman was born to William C. (Sr.) and Lois Wiedeman on Nov. 15, 1921 at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940. Bill had many fond memories of his family and friends "back in the old neighborhood." In May 1942, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He studied aviation, and served his country as an ace fighter pilot during World War II.