DL News Staff
Peter Balega Columnist Recently we were given the rare opportunity to observe as certain members of the United States Senate attempted to make sausage when the time wasn't right. And as we had been warned, it wasn't pretty. For anyone who bothered to watch, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court provided a window into the souls of various individuals of that august body of leadership.
Pony Express By Lynn Hummel I heard during the last 15 seconds of a radio program the other day about the difference between cheap and greedy. Having missed so much on such an interesting subject, I decided to explore it myself. Thrift, of course, is a great American virtue, an American tradition. For parents like mine, married during the Great Depression, thrift wasn't so much a choice as an absolute necessity. In those days, a lucky kid had two pairs of pants - one for school and one for play.
Conduct a windshield survey of vehicles on area streets and you'll find a significant percentage of foreign makes. The auto scene mirrors consumer preferences across the nation. More buyers have been -- and are -- purchasing cars made by foreign manufacturers. If the anecdotal evidence is not convincing, the announcement last week by Ford Motor Co. that it will restructure its business is instructive. Some 30,000 Ford employees will lose their jobs in the next few years. Ford's bombshell followed an announcement a few months ago by General Motors, the world's largest (for now) automaker.
The Detroit Lakes Bantam Whites placed second out of nine teams Jan. 21-22, in Warroad. The team had a great weekend of hockey playing in a tough tournament. On top of the tough competition, they also had a short bench, only playing with two lines in a tournament filled with teams with at least 3 lines, on Olympic-size ice rink. The Lakers proved to be the best-conditioned team in the tournament, skating with the larger squads in each game. The Lakers drew a local team for the first round in the Fargo Flyers.
Becker County Sportsman by Bernie Revering Congress will soon begin debates on changes and. restrictions in matters concerning sportsmen who reload their own ammunition, and how many guns can an individual own. Gunpowder was classified as a hazardous substance about 10 years ago. Interstate shipments required an additional charge when a reloader received it through UPS or other common carrier. Now, the federal government may require your signature when you buy. Additionally, the powder may contain traceable tiny bits of another substance (taggants) that won't burn.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making changes to the Grant-in-Aid Program by increasing accountability, oversight and simplifying the application process. This will make it more efficient for local trails clubs to receive assistance for trail maintenance and development. Grants are awarded annually by the DNR. The DNR has been working with counties and snowmobile clubs on changes to the snowmobile Grant-in-Aid Program.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will be one of 18 host sites in Minnesota for College Goal Sunday, a national-one-day event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans. Completing it is the first step in qualifying for aid. At MSUM, the event, aimed at students considering any kind of post-high school education, runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
Flightplan (PG-13) MOVIE: N1/2 (out of 5) DVD Experience: NNN1/2 (out of 5) Starring Jodie Foster as Kyle Peter Sarsgaard as Carson Sean Bean as Captain Rich Kate Beahan as Stephanie I wasn't a big fan of the film "Flightplan" when I saw it in the theater this past fall. It was a competently made movie, but in general Jodie Foster just really annoyed me. Whenever I am faced with a film that I really didn't like, it's good to watch it again on DVD to see if the experience is different. Sometimes it causes me to reevaluate the film, although it usually doesn't.
Lake Park-Audubon Family Career and Community leaders Kellcee Baker and Jena Zachariason interviewed, researched, planned and implemented an educational power point presentation about the facts of cancer to over 325 students in grades 7-12 on Jan.23. In dup class sections, each group filled out a pre-questionnaire survey to test their cancer IQ.
Lake Park-Audubon Family Career and Community Leaders of America's Britny Hamblin, Ashley Anderson and Angie Wavra have been working with the LP-A fourth grade elementary students in an Adopt a Grandparent program at the Sunnyside Nursing home, rural Lake Park. Twenty residents of the local nursing home have been partnered with two or three fourth graders in hopes of bridging the generations together in a common sharing environment. The fourth graders began their lessons in November be being assigned a nursing home resident, learning about their resident, making picture ornaments for Chris