DL News Staff
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.
NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF MINNESOTA CITY OF AUDUBON PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 10, 2006 at 7:00 o'clock p.m. a hearing will be held at the City offices before the City Council to consider the adoption of a resolution vacating the dedicated public alleys in Blocks 2 and 3 of View Land Addition to the City of Audubon as roadways and retaining the dedication of a right of way over, under and across those properties for water, sewer and other public utility purposes. Dated: 3-20, 2006 Carol A. Bergerson Clerk, City of Audubon
Jan. 16, 1960-March 16, 2006 Donna J. Starkweather, 46, of Perham, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo. Donna Jane, the daughter of Emery and Dolores (Swoke) Starkweather, was born Jan. 16, 1960 in Minneapolis, where she spent most of her life until moving to Perham in 1998. Donna took a job with Dean's Country Market in Perham, in the deli department.
Aug. 11, 1955-March 18, 2006 Beth C. Hilliard, 50, of Rochert, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at her residence. Beth Carol Evans was born to Robert H. and Edith A. (Fuller) Evans on Aug. 11, 1955 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She grew up in Logan, Iowa, graduating from Logan High School in 1973. She attended college in Buffalo, N.Y., for two years, before moving to Casper, Wyo., where she worked for the First National Bank. Beth married Elton Hilliard on June 18, 1982 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the Idaho Falls Temple. Following marriage, they lived in Wyoming and North Dakota.
Nov. 1, 1912-March 18, 2006 Christina P. O'Connor, 93, of Frazee, died Saturday, March 18 at the Frazee Care Center. Christina Paulina Pizzorno was born to Pio and Paulina (Zendado) Pizzorno on Nov. 1, 1912 in Los Angeles, Calif., where she grew up and graduated from Garfield High School in 1930. Christina married William O'Connor on April 16, 1932 in Los Angeles. They owned and operated O'Connor Die Works for 10 years, residing in Los Angeles and later San Benito, Texas. William died in 1980.