DL News Staff
Nov. 20, 1923-March 17, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Melvin E. Culbertson, 82, of Ellendale, Minn., died Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, Minn. Melvin E. Culbertson was born the son of Herbert and Vera (Fountain) Culbertson on Nov. 20, 1923 in Freeborn County, Minn. He married Beverly Kelley on Aug. 11, 1945. Melvin and Beverly moved to Dierks, Ark., and he began his career as a minister. He served as a pastor in Arkansas until 1952, at which time he and Beverly moved to Ellendale, where he was the pastor of the Assembly's of God Church until 1963.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar, this week became the biggest legislative villain in the eyes of many Republicans. GOP Chairman Ron Carey announced www.sandingoffthetruth.com will show Johnson's changing story about what he said to fellow pastors at a New London-Spicer ministerial meeting. "Since it's becoming harder and harder for Dean Johnson to keep his story straight, we thought we would give Dean a hand keeping his serial fabrications consistent," Carey said. In a secret tape recording, Johnson said he had talked to all the state Supreme Court justices, and at least th
A year ago Tuesday, shots rang out which echoed throughout the Red Lake Reservation, forever changing a proud people with a rich tradition and heritage. Now, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa will for eternity be linked to the deadliest school shooting in U.S.
Thirty-some years ago I watched a U.S. presidency topple like so many dominoes lined up on a table by a school-age child. Richard Nixon said he neither instigated nor tried to hide the criminal actions of people who worked for him in the White House and his re-election campaign. Personal support of this politician gradually eroded in the summer of 1974, as one devastating revelation after another was reported until his presidency was nothing more than a shell resting on quicksand. When Nixon finally resigned, many Americans were disgusted and felt betrayed.
This letter is in response to the story in Sunday's Detroit Lakes Tribune about Airport Commission member Harry Salminen's reaction to online critics of the runway extension plan. Mr. Salminen, for an elected official, you sure have a thin skin.
The City of Detroit Lakes is floating a plan to run a well-traveled road through Long Lake Park. Yes, within 20 yard of the new playground equipment, the new kitchen and bathroom facilities the Eagles donated, the picnic area, yes, tarring over that beautiful park. How did we get here? The Becker County commissioners and the City of Detroit Lakes have not yet said "no" to the runway expansion at the airport. Failure to firmly say "no" to this runway expansion jeopardizes the future of Airport Road, the current access to Highway 10 and its businesses.
With the help of a small but intensely dedicated support staff, we successfully concluded the current series of three National Issues Forums in Detroit Lakes.
Regarding the Detroit Lakes School District's educational services contract with LNP Consulting: The next time the school board or school administration reminds us, "the public," that it's for the kids, remember $45,000 would have really helped the kids. -- John S. Watland, Detroit Lakes
All this talk about big blizzards reminds me of the worst one I ever saw: The most severe blizzard in modern history struck in North Dakota and Minnesota on March 15, 1941. The blizzard hit on a Saturday while many were traveling, and thus claimed 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth, and reached 85 mph at Grand Forks, N.D. Snowdrifts 12 feet high were reported in north central Minnesota. A cold front traveling 30 mph crossed Minnesota in just seven hours. It here happened at 11 p.m.
The Maple Syrup is flowing, and spring is here. The Vergas Community Club would like to invite you and your family to the seventh annual Maple Syrup Fest. The Festival is Saturday, April 1, in the Vergas Community Center. There are many new additions to this year's celebration, including a 5k Maple Syrup Run, coupons for Vergas Stores, and a hand-crafted art piece being raffled off, with the winner being announced following the conclusion of the pancake feed. The doors will open at 8 a.m. with pancakes and sausage served with pure maple syrup.