DL News Staff
Jeers to the Republican majority in Congress for picking on those least able to defend themselves -- children -- when cutting $40 billion over five years from the national budget. Becker County Human Services expects to lose nearly $500,000 in money needed to protect children and keep them out of poverty. Why pick on the neediest? How about a windfall oil tax? The oil companies are rolling in money right now -- let them give some back. Or how about restoring the tax brackets to what they were during the Clinton years?
The relentless march of technology makes one wonder, is anything left to the imagination anymore? Thanks to Google, anybody with a high-speed Internet connection can fly around at 2,000 feet above the earth and zoom in close enough to see cars, buildings and roads in Brazil or Thailand -- or your hometown. There is some concern that terrorists will use the detailed satellite images to select targets, so some places around Washington, D. C., like Dick Cheney's residence, have been blurred over. But my farm is still clear as a bell. I can see individual trees.
In 1919, political speech acquired its modern status as exalted expression in the case of Schenck v. United States. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. brought forth a "clear and present danger" test to protect political speech that ultimately culminated in 1969's "incitement" standard as articulated by the Warren Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio. These cases and their progeny sprung from the attempts of federal and state governments to prosecute and thereby stop the public from speaking out on the political issues of the day. Admittedly the comments were sometimes harsh and irresponsible.
Precinct caucuses are coming on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. The caucuses are an integral component of Minnesota's civic life. Recently we've marked great achievements in civic engagement: the highest voter turnout in the nation in the past three elections, and the highest 18-to-24-year-old voter turnout in state history, at nearly 70 percent. We have made great strides in recruiting enough election judges to address shortages that existed before 2000.
America has fallen behind some other nations in the production of scientists and mathematicians, causing justifiable worry about the nation's competitive future. Both India and China graduate more than four times as many engineers as the United States. What does that say about where the next big ideas in technology will come from? That is why recent Republican proposals to boost domestic math and science education have merit.
The Frazee Lady Hornets put together two solid halves to hold on and beat a feisty Pelican Rapids team Tuesday night, by the score of 50-44. "I thought it was two teams battling for a 'W' late in a season, where both teams have struggled to find many wins," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson. "Very proud of our effort." The Lady Hornets took a 28-18 halftime lead when Tara Sailer created a steal and drove to the bucket, and Courtney Kallis finished the play for the 10-point lead going into the break.
Organizers have released the lineup for the fourth 10,000 Lakes Festival, set for July 19-22 at the Soo Pass Ranch. The festival will feature four days of music and camping. Here's the lineup: Trey Anastasio. The String Cheese Incident. Keller Williams Incident (with String Cheese Incident.) O.A.R.
St. Mary's Regional Health Center Foundation received over $31,000 from St. Mary's Auxiliary in 2005. The funds received are used to purchase a variety of equipment including two blanket warmers, an AED defibrillator, an electronic blood pressure/oximeter monitor, a venoscope, a vascular doppler, a Stryker Gynnie stretcher, a Broda chair with pad, a central station screen and large recliner. St. Mary's Auxiliary raised these funds through various fundraisers including, bake sales, book fairs and sales generated through St.