DL News Staff
Spring is slowly working its way north, and the last week has featured warm temperatures, melting snow, heavy wet snow, rain, sleet, and other spring weather events. The result has been often slippery roads, but as of this writing, roads are clear and dry. Most bird sightings feature gray partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, and greater prairie-chickens, which seem to be coming "out of the woodwork" in the northwest. Gray partridge were reported from Kittson, Pennington, Marshall, Clay and Wilkin counties.
A simple traffic stop in Otter Tail County earlier this month has snowballed into an ongoing multi-agency law enforcement investigation in several counties, including Becker. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said cash, drugs, firearms and stolen items were recovered during six residential searches over a several day period in Detroit Lakes and Pine Point, and the counties of Hubbard, Wadena and Todd. Among the persons arrested and already charged is Glen Forehand, 31, of Detroit Lakes, for felony first-degree conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. Forehand is being held at the Todd County J
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) joined fellow Senate Democrats last week in not supporting a proposed censure of President Bush. The resolution, sought by U.S. Sen.
Rural Minnesota CEP has funds available for the Senior Community Service Employment Program to serve unemployed, low-income seniors (age 55 years and over) to obtain part-time employment in community service assignments, job training and related educational opportunities or placement into unsubsidized jobs. There is no cost to individuals receiving these services. "We encourage unemployed, low-income seniors to contact us to see if they are eligible for this terrific program.
The National Guard unit based out of the Detroit Lakes Armory is headed for Iraq, and they need our support now more than ever. We have no doubt that the local Guardsmen will acquit themselves well, as they did on their peace-keeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. And we're keeping our fingers crossed for their safe return a year from now. In all, 2,600 Minnesota National Guard troops have finished their training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and are preparing to head overseas. The deployment of the 1/34th Brigade Team marks the largest continent of this state's National Guard troops to see c
Thomas Monaghan founded Domino's Pizza and made a ton of money running the business -- and tons more when he sold it in 1998. Now Monaghan feels it is God's will that he spend $250 million to establish a new town in Florida, governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles. The city, Ave Maria, will be the home of Ave Maria University, and will be a place where there will be no abortions, stores will not carry pornographic magazines, pharmacies will not carry condoms or birth control pills and cable television will have no x-rated channels.
The column Tim Kjos wrote about the "Blizzard of '66" in the March 5 Tribune brought back cold memories of the event from 40 years ago. A 20-mph northeast wind greeted me on Wednesday, March 2 as I walked to the barn to do dairy chores as the snow began to fall. School was dismissed at 3 p.m., and it wouldn't resume again until Monday. Snow continued to fall during the night. By Thursday morning, the wind had piled snow into drifts, as snow continued to fall.
As a former teacher, I was intrigued by the controversy involving a Colorado social studies teacher who faced the prospect of being fired, because he compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler. What is at stake is one of our most revered freedoms: the freedom of speech. The Colorado teacher was allowed to keep his position, but was asked to offer a more balanced viewpoint. It's a wonderful idea, but I sincerely doubt the honesty of our politicians from both political parties.