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"'3 SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 29 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21,201S L A warm winter eekend brought ....... ped -rid co nditions for area snowmobilers. *Over 100 riders gathered in Gt'atton Saturday for the USXC Gi "alton 100 snow- mobile cross-co )untn/race. The Grafton Chamb er of Commerce sponsored the r ace. Right: Mike Dirkman gathem; a lot of aJr on the b'ail west of Gra ,fton. He finished seventh in the ! Vlasters 50/I-500 C rt 85. Full results for the Grafton 100 c an be found at http://www, /en/events/110,1.639. I Photo: Larry Bid 'We need to w0,rk together on these water goals, 0r they simply won't hal}pen'[ By Kellen Dol meier Second to present was 319 Coordinator ing, weed barrier installation, planting site of The Pr ,'ss Sarah Johnston, who primarily focused on the preparation, forest stand improvements, weed PARKRiVER, N.D.__q hekeypointoflastgoals ofthe project, "Ultimately, we want to delist management, and erosion control. Thursday's well-attended W atershed meeting at Homme from the list of impaired waters," said Gwen Sobolik, District Conservationist from the Walsh County Extensio a Office was to get Johnston NRCS, detailed NRCS conservation programs information about the 319 Zatershed Project to Johnston emphasized the importance of like EQIP, CSP, and WRE. She spoke about the residents affected by the proj ect including those demonstration sites to help display the effec- aspects of each program and the benefits they in Kinloss, Adams, Tiber, Gol den, Vesta, Silvesta, tiveness of practices outlined in the project. "Once and Lampton townships. Six speakers were pres- we get demonstration sites set up, we can do year- bring to the table. ly tours to show how things are progressing:' Last to present was Scott Elstad from North ent, covering topics such water quality, re- Johnston said. Dakota Game and Fish Department, who em- ducing erosion, and practice, that could help re- "We need to work together on these water phasized employing practices in areas close to duce the phosphorus load in the Homme Dam. . goals, or they simply won't happen."the Dam in order to maximize any practices put Mike Hargiss from the North Dakota De- Walsh County Extension Agent Brad Brum- in place further West. partment of Health detailed the collected data mond detailed the benefits of cover crops in re- The meeting concluded with questions and from the watershed in his pz esentation. He be- gard to soil, livestock, and the intercepting ofnu- discussion from the floor. Hargiss noted that he gan by giving examples that h, elped to put the date trients. "We started the cover crop project four was glad to see so many people at the meeting. in perspective and easier to understand, cover- years ago," Brummond said. "Our first goal was "It's great to see so many people here," Hargiss ing topics that dealt with th e clarity,, or trans- to find out if they'd grow here." said. "I've been to meetings like this where only parency, of the water. "Batsically, the more "We quickly discovered that they grew pro- one or two people showed up. Whether we agree chlorophyll that's in the syst em, the less trans- lifically. The turnips and radishes were so thick parency in the lake," Hargis, said.that you couldn't walk in them." These partic- or disagree on the topic, it's great to see that peo- The primary goal of the V 'atershed project is ular cover crops worked well for late season for- ple are interested and willing to talk about it." to.reduce the phosphorus loa :1 in Homme Dam. age for cattle, and helped reduce wind erosion. Anyone interested in more information on the According to Hargiss, part of the phosphorus is- Derek Lowstuter from North Dakota Forest project can contact Sarah Braaten Johnston, 319 sue is moving sediment, p articularly during service focused on cost share programs, such as Watershed Coordinator, Walsh County Three spring runoff. "One thing ph )sphoms does is it the Forest Restoration Initiative (FRI) that help Rivers Soil Conservation District. (701) 284-7363 binds to sediment," said Har giss. with certain practices like tree and shrub plant- or GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- First Care Health Center in Park River and Unity Medical Center in Gratton are the recipients of a grant through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Park River's SHIP grant for $8,035 will be used toward the pur- chase of telemedicine or mobile health equipment, as well as qual- ity-related hospital sottware fees. Grafton's will be used toward ex- penses related to ICD-10 software and hardware, and for hospital staff SHIP Grants Cont page 3 FARGO, N.D. -- On Sun., Jan. 18, 31 youth from the Diocese of Fargo together with nine adults embarked on a pilgrimage to our nation's capital to participate in the March for Life. This annual event draws together more than 500,000 people from across our country to bear witness to the sanctity of hu- man life. The March for Life will take place on Jan. 22 this year ob- serving the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of 1973, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. The diocesan pilgrimage group will join together with Shanley High March for Life Cont. page 8 PR salon shakes up See page 2 management See page 6 "If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough." Check in with the legislature See page 5 Bologna Feed takes over Minto See page 12 II