DL News Staff
Local Area Coordinator Stacey Wixo attended a three-day training session in Minneapolis hosted by Providers Choice, Inc., which is a statewide sponsor of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. The training focused on compliance with new USDA regulations, monitoring responsibilities on home visits, and new information on whole grains. Wixo was also introduced to the nutrition topic she will be focusing on with her childcare providers this spring, which deals with serving more whole grains to the children.
In a March 12 Detroit Lakes Tribune business brief, Edina Realty's Gene Berger, who was recently named to Edina's Leadership Circle, was misidentified as Keith Berger.
The Lake Region Builders Association presents its annual Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent Freeman Sports Arena. The show will feature over 100 booths featuring great home building and remodeling ideas, landscaping and garden ideas.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday that chronic wasting disease has been detected in one domestic white-tailed deer on a cervid farm in Lac qui Parle County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct a local deer survey to determine the number of wild deer in the area. It is expected that not many deer will be found because the area is highly agricultural, with little deer habitat surrounding the farm.
Spring is slowly working its way north, and the last week has featured warm temperatures, melting snow, heavy wet snow, rain, sleet, and other spring weather events. The result has been often slippery roads, but as of this writing, roads are clear and dry. Most bird sightings feature gray partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, and greater prairie-chickens, which seem to be coming "out of the woodwork" in the northwest. Gray partridge were reported from Kittson, Pennington, Marshall, Clay and Wilkin counties.
A simple traffic stop in Otter Tail County earlier this month has snowballed into an ongoing multi-agency law enforcement investigation in several counties, including Becker. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said cash, drugs, firearms and stolen items were recovered during six residential searches over a several day period in Detroit Lakes and Pine Point, and the counties of Hubbard, Wadena and Todd. Among the persons arrested and already charged is Glen Forehand, 31, of Detroit Lakes, for felony first-degree conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. Forehand is being held at the Todd County J
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) joined fellow Senate Democrats last week in not supporting a proposed censure of President Bush. The resolution, sought by U.S. Sen.
Rural Minnesota CEP has funds available for the Senior Community Service Employment Program to serve unemployed, low-income seniors (age 55 years and over) to obtain part-time employment in community service assignments, job training and related educational opportunities or placement into unsubsidized jobs. There is no cost to individuals receiving these services. "We encourage unemployed, low-income seniors to contact us to see if they are eligible for this terrific program.
The National Guard unit based out of the Detroit Lakes Armory is headed for Iraq, and they need our support now more than ever. We have no doubt that the local Guardsmen will acquit themselves well, as they did on their peace-keeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. And we're keeping our fingers crossed for their safe return a year from now. In all, 2,600 Minnesota National Guard troops have finished their training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and are preparing to head overseas. The deployment of the 1/34th Brigade Team marks the largest continent of this state's National Guard troops to see c