DL News Staff
In the auto sales business, it is well known that there are three categories of customers coming in to look at the cars: buyers, serious shoppers and tire kickers. The buyers look and buy, the serious shoppers look and probably will buy somewhere eventually, and the tire kickers -- well they talk, ask questions, cite statistics, compare, speculate, wonder, hesitate, procrastinate, stall, delay, wait, dream and yes, they kick tires. Later they'll return and go through the same routine with the same ending: no sale. Years ago, I was a tourist in Norway with some extra time on my hands.
David Brooks of the New York Times eloquently makes the Bush administration's case. He ought to, because that case on the management of America's port terminals is a reasonable one. Which is why the administration should have made it to Congress. But it didn't. So, the administration should make that case before Congress now. If the case is as strong as the administration suggests, it will win solid support.
Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer announced that a record number of new businesses were filed in Minnesota during the year 2005.
Is the cost of child or dependent care taking a big chunk out of your employment income? If so, you'll want to read what the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) has to say about how the child and dependent care tax credit can help ease the financial burden. The child and dependent care credit benefits parents and caregivers who, in order to work or look for work, pay someone to provide care for a child under age 13 whom you may claim as a dependent or for a spouse or dependent of any age who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care.
With a new location and a variety of private treatment rooms, Jennifer E. Pedersen is looking to create a different kind of chiropractic office in the lakes area. Pedersen, a chiropractor who has practiced in the lakes area for the past four years, recently opened a new clinic at 516 East Main Ave. in Detroit Lakes. Located across from Dynamic Homes, in the former Hospice of the Red River Valley building, Pedersen said the property has provided her practice room to roam. "I was looking for a space with a little more room," said Pedersen.
Sam Syvertson, 90, of Barnesville, Minn., died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements are pending with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 21, 2006-Feb. 21, 2006 Otto and Elliott Wirrenga, twin sons of Davin and Kristi (Olson) Wirrenga, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D. Otto Vincent and Elliott Agustive Wirrenga, were born and died on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Feb. 12, 1947-Feb. 19, 2006 Duane "Dewey" Ramstad, 59, of Fargo, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, with his family by his side. Duane John Ramstad was born on Feb. 12, 1947, at St. John's Hospital in Fargo. He was the son of Julius and Myrtle (Holm) Ramstad. He grew up in Halstad, Minn., and graduated from Halstad High School in 1965. During his time in Halstad, Dewey played baseball, football, basketball, and ran track.
Sept. 16, 1929-Feb. 21, 2006 Audubon native James B. Herfindahl, 77, of Barnesville, Minn., died in his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, with his family and hospice by his side. His long battle with heart disease ended his life. James Bernard Herfindahl, son of Alfred Bernard and Clara (Hanson) Herfindahl, was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Audubon, where he attended school and grew to manhood. He farmed with his father before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he served for two years as a chef. He married Della Anna Erickson on Jan. 19, 1957 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids.
Aug. 11, 1930-Feb. 21, 2006 Ed Lorenson, 75, of Warroad, passed away at the Roseau Area Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2006. Ed, the son of Ed and Laura (Woyach) Lorenson, was born on Aug. 11, 1930 in Greenbush, Minn. He was the third born of six children, and had two older sisters as well as three younger brothers. All of his siblings had polio, and one brother died from polio at a very young age. Ed attended the Grass Lake country school through the 8th grade, and later served in the U.S. Army.