DL News Staff
Businesses across Minnesota would see a break in their property taxes under a legislative proposal unveiled Monday. The state could use roughly $80 million annually generated by closing so-called corporate tax loopholes to reduce property taxes paid by businesses, Sen.
Otter Tail County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 7 at various locations within the county. Registration and voting for Minnesota Democratic candidates in a statewide preference ballot will begin at 6:30 p.m. Precinct business: motions, resolutions, election of delegates and alternates, etc. will take place between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m. the preference ballots for Minnesota Democratic candidates for U.S.
The raffle prize drawings from the Old Timers Run at Lake Park Feb. 4, hosted by Midnite Riders, have been announced. The winners (addresses unavailable) were: Roger Jensen, snowmobile dolly and warm-up stand. Keith Kluver, $300 gift certificate at a local snowmobile dealership. Donna Rian, two-night stay at Pinehurst. Lurae Mercey, a 27-inch television. Rory Puhr, a StrikeMaster auger. Dale Nelson, two-night stay at Mahnomen. Lacey Saarinen, Las Vegas vacation.
Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud) introduced legislation Feb. 16 to resolve the clean water stalemate that threatens to hobble city economic development efforts throughout Minnesota. The bill is part of bipartisan effort by Knoblach Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) and the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to help the state meet federal clean water requirements and ensure that new environmental mandates are both cost effective and based on sound science. The bill's co-authors also include Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar), chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee; and Rep.
The Detroit Lakes boys' junior varsity team finished its season with a 12-5 record. The Lakers hit their peak when they beat Thief River Falls 6-4 in TRF Feb. 11. The team was head coached by Derrick Haaland. The team included: Max Bentley, Kory Swanson, Joshua Saunders, Justin Sands, Michael Hanson, Jake Kiebke, Rob Brekke, Josh O'Neil, Nathan Berg, Marcus Mooney, Tyler Meacham, Phillip Pollok, Ben Osowski, Tyler Swenson, Chase Halvorson, Ben Magnuson, Zach Vavricka, Jake Vavricka (goalie), Gunner Johnson (goalie) and Ryan Klopka (goalie).
Sarah Boyle, MFG's lone level 7 competitor, put up a stellar performance, scoring a 36.325 all-around to take first in her age division at the Fargo Classic at American Gold Gym in Fargo Jan. 28. Boyle scored 9.15 on bars, good for first place on that event. She notched an 8.9 on beam for second and 9.25 on vault for third. She also finished with a fourth on floor, scoring 9.025. "Sarah came out of her shell at the Fargo Classic for her best meet so far this year," said Flyers head coach JJ (Cullom) Bayer. "She had over a 9.0 on three out of the four events.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team couldn't overcome a sluggish first half against the No. 9 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels, losing 59-43 in Heart O'Lakes Conference action Tuesday. The Raiders dropped to a 33-16 halftime deficit and couldn't recover against a talented Rebels team, which improved to 18-5 overall and 15-2 in conference play. The loss drops LP-A to 12-10 and below .500 in the HOL at 8-9. Sophomore forward Dawnelle Askelson poured in 16 points, while freshman Ashley Tingelstad add 12. Jennifer Lopez notched a game-high 20 points for DGF.
With transportation demands growing, BNSF Railway will spend $400 million this year expanding rails, the head of the company told a Bismarck business group Tuesday. That includes hundreds of new locomotives. Matt Rose, president, chairman and chief executive officer, said BNSF and the nation's other six large railroads -- known as Class I -- are now growing faster than the economy as a whole. Rose was the main speaker at the Bismarck Mandan Development Association's annual meeting.
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department was called to the coin laundry next to Food 'N Fuel late Monday morning. A patron had put several cleaning mops in a dryer, which caught fire. Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said it's believed that fumes from the mops caused the problem. Swanson said there was only minimal damage and most of that was smoke-related.