DL News Staff
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the MEMBERS OF THE AUDUBON COOPERATIVE ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION of Audubon, MN will be held at the Audubon Fire Hall on the 21st day of March, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Members are to elect three directors, to consider the Financial Statement of the Coop; and to transact such business as may come before the meeting. Brad Hanson, Secretary
Barbara Carlson, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, March 8 at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements are pending with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 24, 1949-March 5, 2006 Dennis L. Sellers, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Dennis Lee Sellers was born Nov 24, 1949 in Brainerd.
July 21, 1910-March 2, 2006 World War II veteran William M. "Bill" Goetzinger, 95, of Elbow Lake, Minn., passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006, at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. William Martin Goetzinger, the son of W. H. and Elizabeth (Godward) Goetzinger, was born on July 21, 1910, in Elbow Lake, where he attended school. In high school, he participated in basketball, baseball and debate. He attended Macalester College in St.
Precinct caucuses are being held this week in Minnesota. Despite stern admonitions to attend from the schoolmarms who run newspaper editorial pages, citizens will stay home in droves. Political participation at the precinct level continues to sink. When I first attended a precinct caucus 16 years ago as a new college graduate determined to change the world, we had about 10 people gather. At that time, the Bear Park Township caucus was held at the Bear Park General Store.
The front-page article by Vicki Gerdes in the Feb. 22 issue of the Becker County Record did indeed raise a very important question that needs to be addressed by us citizens -- locally, regionally, nationwide.
As the chairman of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools Board of Education, I am writing in response to the Ted Fiskevold column in your March 1 edition. As the board chair, I have informed the other board members that I am writing this letter, but I am speaking for myself. I normally wouldn't respond to such a column, because it is poorly written and shows a lack of effort on the columnist's part to get at the facts.
Once again, the Frazee-Vergas School District is looking at cuts for 2006-07, even more so than neighboring communities. A couple positions will be cut and several retiring teachers will not be replaced. Several sports and programs will also be eliminated. "We're trying for the least negative impact on students," Superintendent Deron Stender said. With a deficit for 2006-07 estimated to be $432,798, Frazee is staring at some tough cuts in staff and programs.
Tuesday night, Detroit Lakes police were forced to taser and arrest a man for burglary and assault. At 10:53 p.m., police received a call that a man was assaulting a woman at the D.L. Lodge. Blaine Arthur, unknown address, allegedly kicked in a door at the hotel, dragged the woman into the parking lot and assaulted her. Several witnesses gave statements about the assault. Arthur allegedly took the woman against her will and they ran off. Detroit Lakes Police Capt.