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Gov. Pawlenty has approved $10 million in grants to end long-term homelessness in Minnesota, and Mahube Community Council in Detroit Lakes will be receiving $1.7 million of that for homelessness in surrounding counties. Mahube Executive Director Leah Pigatti said Mahube will be the fiscal agent and manage the project, and Hubbard County is the actual grantee.
White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor opened ceremonies Monday in honor of the 21st annual American Indian Awareness Week celebration. "We as Indian people are spiritual people," she said, following the traditional pipe ceremony.
Although discussion hasn't ceased and no official votes have been cast, it is likely Detroit Lakes will change to a city manager form of government. For the past month, a city charter committee has been studying charter changes, cleaning up language and making some changes to the managerial structure of the city. One of the major changes will be moving from a city administrator to city manager.
"Unleash the beast." "Throttle in a bottle." "Ignite your Mind." If that doesn't make consumers want to try energy drinks, what will? Energy drinks have become more and more popular among adults and teens. Maybe it's one of those days where you just need a pick-me-up. Or maybe there's a big game, and you need a little extra burst of energy. Maybe it's late at night, and you just need to stay awake for a little longer to finish that paper. Or, you're out at the bar and need a push to make closing time. Maybe reaching for an energy drink isn't the right decision.
Detroit Lakes Planning Commission approved a rezone for the proposed River Hills RV Park and a parking waiver for the county Thursday night. The RV Park, which has been annexed into the city, is zoned R-A, residential-agricultural district.
Game on for ag, gymnastics and cross-country. Last week, the Frazee School Board met and decided on a few changes to the original list of positions and programs to be cut from this coming year's budget. The second reading of the ordinance finalized the cuts and what will be returned to the budget. One of two agriculture positions was slated to be cut from next year's budget. The staff development committee has a pot of money, and it decided to kick in $40,000 toward the $60,000-per-year position in order to keep both teachers employed.
The people at Mahube Community Council are doing great things. And they have the awards to prove it. Last week, Bonnie DeVore, childcare resource and referral director/grandparent projects coordinator, and Marcia Otte, family development director, were honored for two programs they have headed through Mahube. DeVore received the Best Practice Award for the Relatives as Parents Program, and Otte received her Best Practice Award for the Jump Start Vehicle Loan Program. They picked up their plaques March 14 during a ceremony in St. Paul.
At least one member of the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport Commission is unhappy with comments about a proposed runway extension project that have been posted on an online newspaper site. Now that this newspaper's online edition -- dl-online.com -- is equipped to take comments on stories and blogs, some readers penned their opinions about the proposed runway expansion, saying it isn't needed and that the airport should be moved outside of town. Unlike letters to the editor in the regular newspaper, online comments do not require a full name and city of residence in order for opinions t
Some Long Lake residents are making it loud and clear they don't want a street running through Long Lake Park to Highway 10. A few dozen residents came to a Long Lake Land Use meeting Thursday night to tell Detroit Lakes planning commission members they are not in favor of the much-talked-about street that would run on the east side of the park, connecting Longview Drive to Highway 10. The street has been talked about several times. If the airport expansion is to happen, Airport Road will be closed.
Last month the Detroit Lakes city charter committee met to discuss updating the document that governs the structure of city government. It met again last week and members are still looking at the same main question -- should the city switch to a city manager form of government, or stick with the city administrator sys-tem? "Manager is more consistent with state statute," City Attor-ney Bill Briggs said. Chair Dixie Johnson said the committee needed to decide soon into the meeting "whether we want to use city manager or city administrator." While the language was changed, the du-ties seem