DL News Staff
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
Michael Dodes Columnist In almost everyone's life, they will most likely encounter a great teacher. "Great," not only meaning someone who can relay information and make a student understand, but also one who can connect with a student on a personal level to impact their lives. A good teacher is one who not only cares about the student when they are in the classroom, but also when they walk out the door. They work hard at their jobs not only for the pay, but also because they are doing what they love to do.
Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Beginning Experience Why walk this journey alone? The Beginning Experience is a support group for those widowed, divorced or separated. Meetings begin Feb. 2, and continue every Thursday for 10 weeks. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Education Building at First Lutheran Church, DL. For more info, call Jan Hersch at 218-439-6598 or Marlys Smith at 218-483-3587.