DL News Staff
POTTER -- a boy, Gage Andrew born January 27, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. to Brandi Jorschumb and Donald Potter.
SARGENT -- a boy, Devonni Franklin; born January 27, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 5 oz. to Sarah Thompson.
MAYFIELD -- a boy, Preston Robert; born January 26, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Brittini and Daniel Mayfield.
WILSON -- a girl, Makayla Ann; born January 26, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. to Mindy Nelson.
ANNETTE -- a boy, Timothy Joseph; born January 26, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. to Sara Lachapelle.
BARRIENTEZ -- a boy, Reese Valentino; born January 25, 2006, weighing 2 lbs. 15 oz. to Emily Jackson and Jesse Barrientez.
The Otter Tail County Planning Commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to approve a conditional use permit for the Preserve at Echo Bay housing project on Fish Lake. The recommendation goes to the County Board, which has final say on the permit question and may discuss the matter Tuesday. County commissioners recently ruled the project does not require an environmental impact statement, a decision that is being challenged in court by the Pelican Lake Property Owner's Association. Wednesday's Planning Commission vote came after developers presented new information downsizing original plans.
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.
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.