Record Editorial: Cheers to DL City Council, jeers to trail saboteurs
Cheers to the Detroit Lakes City Council for taking the first step toward extending hours for live music in the summertime. The council has approved the first of two readings of an ordinance changing the city's noise cutoff from 10 p.m. to midnig...
Cheers to the Detroit Lakes City Council for taking the first step toward extending hours for live music in the summertime.
The council has approved the first of two readings of an ordinance changing the city's noise cutoff from 10 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Bands can also play until midnight on Sundays on Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends and on July 3-5.
Detroit Lakes has always been a tourist town, and if the council gives final approval to the change, the city will keep being known as a fun place to go in the summertime.
Jeers to whoever is sabotaging snowmobile trails in Becker County.
Late last month, someone used an axe to cut a tree so it would fall on a Two Inlets snowmobile trail. A rural Menahga man was hurt when he had to swerve off the trail to avoid the downed tree.
Other cut trees have been found across snowmobile trails in that area, and there has been other mischief -- closed gates and missing or rerouted signs -- that point to deliberate sabotage.
We hope someone collects soon on that $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Cheers to Minnesota Indian reservations for acting to protect residents from unregistered sexual offenders.
Five of the state's 11 tribes announced Tuesday they have signed an agreement with the state to plug a loophole that allowed tribal members convicted of sex offenses to live on reservations without notifying law enforcement officials.
White Earth was way out in front on this, taking action as soon as the issue came to light months ago. It's a sign of responsible, proactive leadership on the reservation.
According to our St. Paul bureau chief, Don Davis, leaders of five tribes and Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch appeared together to announce an agreement among the tribes and the state, as well as changes in reservation laws that require sex offenders to register with police. Combined, they allow state and tribal police to track sex offenders.
Five other tribes are close to doing the same, while the remaining reservation, Red Lake, is policed by federal officers and doesn't need to make changes.
Chilly cheers go out to those brave souls taking the Polar Plunge on Little Detroit Lake near Lakeside Tavern on Saturday.
Warm yourselves with the thought that the money raised goes to the Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club, a very worthy cause.
And finally, jeers to referees who worked the Super Bowl game in Detroit. The zebras whistled up more than their fair share of controversial calls during the Steelers' victory over the Seahawks.
Was that officiating crew really the best the NFL had to offer?