DL News Staff
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released its study examining the feasibility of adding summer season all-terrain vehicle use to all or portions of the North Shore State Trail. ATV use is currently prohibited on all but six miles of this 146-mile state corridor trail, which is used primarily in winter for snowmobiling. The study, which was requested by the Minnesota Legislature in 2005, identifies those trail segments that are physically capable of sustaining ATV use, either as is, or with specified mitigation, modification or reroute.
The Pine to Prairie Chapter of Pheasants Forever is looking for more support, both at its annual banquet and in undertaking habitat projects. The chapter's sixth annual banquet is Friday, March 31, at the Ogema Community Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There are 300 tickets available for adults and children, according to president Dave McArthur, who stresses the family-orientation of the statewide organization. Since organizing six years ago, the chapter has undertaken a number of area projects for both youth members and pheasants.
The drama department at Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Fergus Falls presents the classic play, "Arsenic & Old Lace," at 2 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Waage Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door for adults, $3 in advance and $4 at the door for children ages 18 and under. All seats are reserved.
During the second quarter of HEAT (highway enforcement of aggressive traffic), participating law enforcement agencies in the Minnesota State Patrol Detroit Lakes districts stopped 1,176 vehicles for various traffic violations and cited 371 drivers for illegal speeding. The reporting period was December through February.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported at Highway 59 and County Road 6. at 3:47 p.m., a vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 10, near J&K Marine. There were no injuries. at 4:01 p.m., A vehicle rollover was reported near Snellman on Highway 34. One occupant needed to be extracted from the vehicle. at 5:51 p.m., a vehicle accident was reported on County Highway 15. There were no injuries.
Former presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark will be keynote speaker at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL state convention in Fargo March 31-April 2. This will be Clark's third trip to the state. He visited twice before the February 2004 presidential caucuses. Clark's date with the Democrats was announced by the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation. It doesn't say what time or day Clark will speak. Clark, 62, is a four-star Army general who served as supreme allied commander of the North American Treaty Organization, a post once held by President Dwight Eisenhower.
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If the high prices of commercial nitrogen fertilizer are putting pressure on a farmer's crop production budgets, then livestock manure may be the substitute, according to a North Dakota State University livestock waste management specialist.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) will host a farm forum at 2 p.m. at the Ada VFW on Friday, March 17. Peterson, the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, will address issues like the budget, the upcoming farm bill, renewable energy, and disaster assistance. "The President's budget proposal has created a lot of uncertainty for farmers," he said. The meetings are open to the public, with farmers and other interested people encouraged to attend.
We are all painfully aware of the increase in fuel prices this past year. I have looked at data from the past five years of figures from Northwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Program data. In 2000, northwest region Minnesota farms enrolled in FBM Programs spent $395 for drying and $9,541 for fuel and oil. In 2004, they spent $989 for drying and $11,828 for fuel and oil (total $12,817). This is a 29 percent increase. Northwest Minnesota farms spent $9.63 for drying and $16.46 for fuel and oil to total $26.09 per acre.