DL News Staff
The murder trial of Kenneth Jacob Jr. opened Wednesday in Fargo with testimony from two witnesses who saw Jacob's truck back over a drunk man who was lying behind it. Jacob, 50, New York Mills, Minn., is accused of backing an empty gravel truck over Stephen Nelson, 52, no permanent address, about 10 p.m.
New federal figures that show Minnesotans pay more taxes than a decade ago is a mixture of good and bad news. Lynn Reed of the nonpartisan Minnesota Taxpayers Association said higher personal income is the reason for higher tax bills. Political leaders said that is good news for the state, although taken out of context it does look bad. Newly released federal Census Bureau figures show the average Minnesotan paid nearly $2,900 in state taxes (not including federal or local taxes) in 2004, compared to almost $1,900 in 1994.
Wednesday, February 8 'Disney on Ice' opens The Disney On Ice touring production "Jungle Adve-ntures," produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc., swings into the Fargodome in Fargo for the first of eight performances, starting at 7 p.m.
Something New (PG-13) HH (out of 5 stars) Starring Sanaa Lathan as Kenya McQueen Simon Baker as Brian Kelly Mike Epps as Walter Donald Faison as Nelson McQueen Blair Underwood as Mark Studio: Focus Features By KEVIN CARR Normally, I don't read the reviews from other critics prior to writing mine. However, in the case of "Something New," I thought it would be interesting to check out some of the opinions. As a rule, critics generally don't like romantic comedies. Heck, as a rule, they don't like any sort of formula genre feature.
Detroit Lakes Middle School band students Charlie Smith, Nathan Haverkamp and Melody Peterson have been selected to perform with the 2006 Middle Level All-State Honor Band. Smith, an eighth grader, and a consecutive year repeat member of the All-State Band, will join a clarinet section of 16. Haverkamp, also an eighth grader, is one of two selected on tuba.
The Patriot Act has brought the issues of safety vs. freedom to the attention of the American public. But it's not a new dilemma. Earlier presidents like Roosevelt and Lincoln each struggled with problems that sometimes led them to set safety above freedom. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II, a war fought largely in the name of freedom. Lincoln suspended the right of habeas corpus during the Civil War to free slaves. At times, it appears that society sets safety above freedom.
Folk singer Bill Isles and his wife, Kate, will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Isles, who performed in Staples last summer on the "Music in the Park" series, made a big impact on local audiences with the strength and depth of his lyrics. Since he returned to performing in 2000, he has become one of the most well-known and highly respected singer-songwriters in the Midwest and has begun to headline shows nationally.
Peter Ostroushko and Dan Chouinard will bring their "Troubadour Concert," featuring a unique blend of travel tales and music from home and abroad, to the Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, March 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. This "musical celebration of spring" will include songs featuring the mandolin, fiddle, accordion and piano. Tickets, which go on sale Feb. 15, are $20 for the concert plus "meet and greet" with the musicians, or $15 for the concert only.
Vergas recording artist Patty McVane will be the featured artist at the ninth annual "Celebration of Women & Their Music," set to take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.