DL News Staff
Would you like to see prairie chickens in their natural environment? If the answer is yes, then contact the Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge headquarters north of Audubon. Reservations are being taken for individuals to sit in a blind and watch this upland bird -- the male, in particular -- during the annual spring mating ritual. Last year, 126 persons sat inside a wooden structure to watch males strut their stuff on the "booming ground." Sometimes, the males aggressively confront each other.
The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee is seeking contributions for the Hanging Flower Basket project. The baskets, which are being provided by Bergen's, are placed at various locations around town. Contributions of $27 will refill existing baskets, while an $80 donation will provide replacement baskets and brackets for hanging. Donation checks can be sent to the Detroit Lakes Chamber, P.O. Box 348, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or dropped off at the Chamber offices.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Thursday, March 30 Renewable Energy, Green Technology A Renewable Energy and Green Technology seminar is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in DL, room C101. The event is free and all are invited.
Kevin Wallevand, WDAY award winning reporter, will be the speaker at the ninth annual Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at Hawley Lutheran Church. During his 22 years at WDAY, Kevin has received numerous Emmy nominations. In 2003, he was awarded the National Edward R. Morrow Award in New York City. In 1997 Kevin won an Emmy, the first of any television station in North Dakota.
A Frazee man was sentenced on two separate felony charges in Becker County District court Monday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder credited Brent McLaughlin, 38, of 30397 U.S. Highway 10, for time already served. McLaughin was sentenced for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and second-degree burglary. Schroeder stayed execution of prison sentences of 33 and 15 months. McLaughlin was placed on supervised probation for up to 10 years and was fined $2,182. The charges stem from two separate incidents.
The Vergas Community Club is holding a contest this year for the design of the Vergas Looney Daze T-shirt. The club is asking those who love Vergas to participate in designing this year's T-shirt theme. Submit your reason of why "Vergas is the Best Place on Earth." All entries will be judged by the shirt committee of the VCC. After the committee has evaluated each entry, they will choose the top 10 reasons to be placed on the 2006 Vergas Looney Daze T-shirt. All participants will have the opportunity to win one of 10 Vergas Looney Daze T-shirts.
Area law enforcement were briefly called to a Detroit Lakes bar late Saturday, March 25, after a patron reported a male had a concealed handgun. Members of the Detroit Lakes Police Department, Becker County Sheriff's Department and Minnesota State Patrol searched for the handgun but didn't find anything at Islands. The incident was reported at 11:29 p.m. by Islands' security staff after they were told by a female patron that a male had a handgun. Police Chief Kel Keena said that individual, along with two other patrons, were interviewed.
Playhouse 412 presents its spring production, "Romantic Comedy," today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. "Romantic Comedy" is a humorous take on the ups and downs of a romantic relationship between two playwrights, written by Bernard Slade. Tickets are $15. For more information, contact the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 218-844-SHOW (7469), *** The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents "Stuart Little," a fresh take on the classic story of a resourceful mouse brought up by an ordinary New York family, starting at 7 p.m. today (Sunday).
A voice screams over the intercom. Entire school lock down. Doors swing shut, lights turn off, and students race across the room as far from the door as possible. Sounds drastic, yet it is a new school drill that has taken shape in schools across America. Columbine wasn't the first school shooting, but was by far the most extensive and is still the most well known. Columbine started a trend full of teen angst. Adolescents that feel as if they are outsiders decided to get even, and schools have been ridden with terror since.
Everyone has done something that they regret. Whether it be a bad decision, a wrong turn or harsh words, most people can find something in his or her past that they would redo. The fact of the matter is that often times our lives are filled with these regrets and there is no way of avoiding it. When I think about my own life, I can make a list as long as my arm of things I regret doing or saying. In fact, I will be the first to say I have definitely made some bad decisions in my 17 and a half years on this earth.