DL News Staff
Cheers to the Becker County Board for its move Tuesday to merge the positions of county auditor and county treasurer. It's time to join the majority of other Minnesota counties that have combined the two elected positions. Politically, the board was wise to make the new auditor-treasurer position an elected one, not one appointed by the county board. It's easy to see why the board would be tempted to make the position an appointed one.
Like goats who butt heads for no apparent reason, humans seem doomed by their genes to turn every endeavor into a competition. When properly channeled, the urge to compete can result in a thing of beauty -- like a baseball game. Slow, graceful, subtle, more a showcase of individual skill than a crude slaughtering of one's opponent, baseball is a civilized manifestation of the competitive urge. But when run amok, the urge to compete can bring needless slaughter.
I farm in southwestern North Dakota. This area has gone through a change in the past 20 years due in large part to the adoption of technology. The transformation of this region from a half fallow, half wheat production system to no-till has resulted in huge gains in productivity. These gains are largely a result of adoption of new equipment technology, new herbicide technology, and new fertilization techniques. We still rely heavily on wheat in this area and as a result, we have benefited very little from biotechnology. Historically, U.S.
Televangelist Pat Robertson had it wrong about putting away the Venezuelan leader. Robertson was partly correct in his speech about the land of Israel. Robertson was completely wrong to prophesy anyone's fate. The borders of Israel are from the Euphrates River to the Nile River.
This letter is in response to an article in the March 22 Becker County Record. The article described a school board meeting in which a concerned citizen by the name of George Kohn asked if the school board had a long term plan for their building situation. After the meeting, board member Rick Olson "admonished Kohn for asking a 'silly question' about whether the district has a long range plan, adding that he should quit asking them in the future." Are you kidding me? Attempting to silence a concerned citizen?
There will be a conspicuous absence of representation for the group of citizen petitioners expressing concern for development on a natural environmental lake in Burlington Township today (Tuesday, March 28) at the Becker County Board meeting.
The Lakes Crisis and Resource Center wishes to thank all who helped to make our rummage sale a huge success. Thank you to all who generously donated items for the sale, as well as all who came out to shop and gave generous donations to support the efforts of our agency.
Last season, the Frazee softball team was a statistical aberration, winning 14 games and having only two batters hitting over .200. Lucky? No, just timely. The Lady Hornets were able to gain effective pitching from then-sophomore April Wendt, along with a bunch of well-timed hits, to key the 14-win season, said Frazee head coach Dave Trautman. "None of the stats really made any sense that we won 14 games, but we just had timely hits," Trautman said.
There could be a few low-scoring affairs for the Frazee baseball team this season, as it returms its top three pitchers, but also needs to find more runs on the scoreboard after struggling in that department a year ago. The Hornets will have the top of their rotation back on the mound, led by two-year starter Dylan Savary. He logged in 38 innings of work last year, finishing with an ERA of 3.29 and a solid 39-16 strikeouts to walk ratio.
Detroit Lakes graduate Garrett Raboin has verbally committed to play for the St. Cloud State University Husky men's hockey team. Raboin was a three-year letterwinner for the Laker boys' hockey team and has been a three-year defenseman for the Lincoln (Neb.) Stars of the United States Hockey League. The Star player is currently fourth on Lincoln's all-time list in games played and third for most points scored by a defenseman. The Stars open the USHL first round of the playoffs tonight (Wednesday) against Omaha, Neb.