DL News Staff
Minnesota's two U.S. senators are applauding Senate passage of additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The bill contains an additional $1 billion in funds, which should help over 140,000 Minnesotans this heating season, according to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). However, U.S. Sen.
Thanks to a new law and a new Internet site, Minnesota homeowners will have some much-needed help when they receive their property tax statements later this month.
Law enforcement officials executed two search warrants last week and seized firearms and an assortment of drugs. Matthew Donald Brown, 27, of 15855 Count 18, Park Rapids, was arraigned March 8 on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to Sheriff Gary Mills, a search warrant was executed at Brown's residence in Henrietta Township March 7. Deputies and agents of the Paul Bunyan Task Force found approximately eight ounces of purported marijuana, packaged in six separate plastic bags.
Hold the bus! Judging from the response from Detroit Lakes School Board Chairman Tom Seaworth, I hit a nerve with my column comparing recent DL School District administration changes to an "Old Boy's Club." I heard from a lot of people who liked the column. So many, in fact, that I was beginning to think that the only eight people who wouldn't like my column would be the school board, the superintendent and LNP Consulting -- all of whom had said all they were going to say in two previous news stories, I thought. I was wrong.
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The DL School Board Monday gave its approval to an agreement with the White Earth Land Recovery Project for purchase of the Callaway Elementary School building, for a purchase price of $250,000. This marked a "substantial increase" in the WELRP's initial offer of $175,000 for the building.
State health officials say a nearly 200 percent increase in 2005 in early syphilis cases among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) means more needs to be done to get sexual partners in for testing and treatment. According to new preliminary data released by the Minnesota Department of Health, infectious syphilis cases have nearly tripled among MSM compared to 2004. As of December 31, 2005, there were 99 infectious syphilis cases reported compared to 34 cases in 2004, a jump of almost 200 percent.
It never hurts to let a little sunshine in. It helps plants grow. Brightens up the house.
Kirby Puckett's death brings up a familiar question: Are revered public figures ever all they seem? Who was the real Puckett, the charmer who was loved by all who knew him, or the cad who kept a mistress and beat his wife? The answer? Puckett was both. Forget the adulation Puckett received from the public. Listen instead to the tales from teammates, coaches and friends. Amazing stuff, really, if only because I can't imagine when Kirby got the time to be such a friend to everybody. Puckett knew the names of every player in spring training, even the lowliest rookies.
By MIKE NOWATZKI Forum Communications During his 47 years as a mechanic specializing in British cars, Ernie West of Dent said he was always a bridesmaid, never a bride. "I always worked on these cars, but I never had one," he said. That changed about a month ago, when some of his faithful customers pitched in to buy him a 1974 Jensen Healey. "Now, I'm up to my neck in it," West said. It's a familiar position for the 67-year-old mechanic. West has as much work as he can handle at Dead Lake Motors, his small auto shop south of Dent. West's customers appreciate his talent and commi