DL News Staff
3-26 Senate bonding Minnesota senators passed one of the richest public works bills in state history Thursday, and did it earlier in their legislative session than ever. The bill would provide temporary construction jobs across the state and train more people for jobs in colleges and universities, Sen.
The state's Republican Party is targeting rural Senate Democrats in a new round of radio ads. The party unveiled the ads Thursday, calling on several DFL senators to vote on the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey said the ads also urge the lawmakers to stop supporting embattled Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson as he faces ethics charges stemming from remarks he made about Supreme Court justices and the gay marriage issue. Carey said the ads will run in the districts of Sens.
An unprecedented child pornography case in North Dakota could send a Moorhead man to federal prison for 20 years. Federal prosecutors filed a charge this week against Daniel Mark Shern, 43, claiming the convicted child sex offender possessed more than 5,000 sexually explicit images of children on his personal computer and computer disks. "That's a significant amount," said Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl, an assistant U.S.
Detroit Lakes Police officer Robert Strand was recently honored by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Strand was among approximately 70 individuals recognized by the organization in Bloomington March 8 for varied efforts related to alcohol and driving. He received the Outstanding Service Award. It was one of five categories in which MADD honored recipients. Other recipients represented city and county law enforcement, Minnesota State Patrol, prosecutors and judges. "It was a surprise," said Strand. "I was in the office and got a card from them that said honoree notification.
Senate Republican leaders filed an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Dean Johnson Wednesday, saying he "repeatedly lied or misled" Minnesotans about whether he talked to Supreme Court justices on a controversial gay marriage issue. The GOP senators say Johnson's comments violated Senate rules that require members to "adhere to the highest standard of ethical conduct." They say he also broke rules that require senators to follow "accepted norms of Senate behavior" and forbids action that "betrays the public trust or that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor or disrepute." The
Dec. 13, 1937-March 17, 2006 Charles J. "Chuck" Seter, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 17, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Charles J. Seter was born to Gladys and Morris Seter on Dec. 13, 1937 in Glyndon, Minn., where he lived until he graduated from Glyndon High school in 1955.
The Lake Park-Audubon School District continues to move forward with initial plans for improvements of its facilities, or for new construction. The school board and administration is getting input from 75-80 district residents via "focus group" sessions of what they think are immediate and long-term needs, and how each should be addressed. In addition, the school board has received submissions from nine architectural firms interested in assisting the district with its facilities, according to information presented Monday during the board's regular monthly meeting. The board's Buildings a
Frazee native wrestlers Matt Nagel and Gabe Dretsch each qualified for the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Championshps were held Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Each former Hornet matman took similar paths, each losing in their opening round, winning a wrestleback, then getting eliminated in the next round. Nagel ends a brilliant collegiate career, earning one All-American status (last year) and qualifying for the Nationals three years in a row. Dretsch returns for his junior season next year.
By HEATH HOTZLER Fargo Forum The big stage of the Target Center. The bright lights and television cameras fixed on teenage high school students' every move during the final tournament of the season.