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I $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 29 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 201 3 Annual na recipe Photos: Larry Biri On Friday, Jan. 18, the 27th Annual Bologna Cook-Off was held in Minto. Contestants were asked to bring in bologna rings for judging and for spectators for an entry fee of $5. The money will be donated to the Minto Boy and Girl Scouts, Last year's top prize out of 113 entries went to Oslo Hog Farm, This year out of 99 entries the top pnze for taste went to Jim Mosolf, second to Josh Moe, and third to Randy Hahn. Top: The t-shirt worn by Chris Misialek owner of Harvey Avenue Saloon says it all. Bologna is being cut in the background for the 27th Annual Harvey Avenue Saloon Bologna Cook-Off in Minto Friday night. Bottom Left: Fabian Albrecht registers a couple of rings of bologna from Lee Sobolik. Bottom Right: Jim Schanilec concentrates on cutting up some delicious ring bologna at the Minto Community Center Friday evening for the big Harvey Avenue event. Best looking ring went to Ryan Ulland, second place Ernie Barta. I By Jason Nordmark of The Mirror BISMARCK, N.D. -- A bill in the N.D. Legis- lature could effectively end the need for a spotter for waterskiing. House Bill 1141 amends a current law which requires that any- one towing a person on water skis or similar de- vices must have another person in the boat ob- serving the individual being towed. The bill doesn't omit that mandate, but if it passes, it would be legal to tow skiers if the boat is equipped with a rear- view mirror that pro- vides a wide field of vi- sion. Rep. Mike Nathe, R- Bismarck, and Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park River, are co-sponsoring the bill, which will had its first hearing on Friday, Janu- ary 18. Rep. Nathe said the idea for the legislation came from one of his constituents, who was pulled over for not hav- Ing a spotter. "He was upset. He didn't have anyone in the boat with him, but he did have this big old mirror," Rep. Nathe said. The constituent re- quest led Rep. Nathe to research the matter and he found that Minnesota and Florida, the No. 1 and No. 2 states in the country for water sports activities, have a similar mirror law. "The number of boat- ing accidents (in both states) are low," Rep. Nathe said. "I talked to (N.D.) Game and Fish about (the bill) and they are going to take a neu- tral stance on it." The bill's co-sponsor, Sen. Miller, is an avid waterskier and latched on to the idea. "I think it's a bill that will let people who like to waterski get out on the lake even if'they can't find somebody (to be a spotter)," Sen. Miller said. "It will be a lot handier and I have friends who feel: the same way." Rep. Nathe, who has a lake cabin east of Bis- marck near Dawson, grew up in Minnesota lake country. He became acquainted with the cur- TO/t law after" being pulled over by Game and Fish and given a warn- ing. Sen. Miller said he's confident the new legis- lation will pass, and hopes it will go a little way toward encqUraging more people to water ski. "Other states have the same rule so I don't see a whole lot ofopp0sition," Sen. Miller said. While Sen. Miller is an avid skier, a recent ac- cident may set/him back. He broke hisipelvis and tore ligaments in his knee in an August 2012 farm accident. "I'll be trying to get back up this summer," Sen. Miller said. North Dakota's cur- rent law puts the penalty for towing a skier with- out a spotter at $50. PISEK, N.D. -- The United Barrel Racing Association an- nounced the Champions for each state in 2012 on January 1 st of this year. North Dakota 2012 UBRA Champions in the Youth Divi- sions are: system aliows competitors to D Tessa Peterka, Champion recieve individualized awards. 2 The UBRA season runs Jette Peterka, Reserve from January 1st - December Champion 1D and Reserve 31st of eachyear. Points are accumulated by placing at a Champion 2D Megan Larson, Champion UBRA sanctionedbarrelrace. Pee Wee The the competitors with the The youth are awarded highest points at the end of the shopping spree dollars toyear for each division are choose an award from the awarded. associations store. This unique DENVER-- Several Walsh County 4-H members brought home awards from the 90th an- nual Western National Roundup conference held Jan- uary 9-13, 2013 in Denver. Over 950 delegates in 4-H and FFA represented 32 states and Alberta, Canada, at the Na- tional Western Roundup. Walsh County's consumer choices judging team partici- pated in the Consumer Deci- sion Making Contest, as part of the FCS Classic. Walsh County team mem- bers included Hayley Fingar- son, daughter of Lindsey and Lori Fingarson, Emily Laaveg,Photo: Submitted daughter of Wayne and Tracy Laaveg, and Abby and Yricia Above: Walsh County consumer choices judging team Zikmund, daughters of Tim places fifth Overall at Western National Roundup: Abby Zik- and Jacqi Zikmund. Kaitlyn round, Hayley Fingarson, Tricia Zikmund. Nelson, daughter of Brent and Becky Neslon, was also a team member but was unable to at- tend the event. The Consumer Decision Making contest is designed to help youth make knowledge- able, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services. The teamjiadgdd six classes of consunaer products, including televisions, umbrellas, fresh produce, movie rentals, break- fast cereals, and hoodies; gave two sets of oral reasons; and earticipated in a group prob- m -solving process involv- ing cleaning supplies. Abby Zikmund took top Consurner wln (Oo, JmL. lpag e 5 Obituaries See pa2, e' 2 Legislative Report See pa ,e'4 m, eamts db, i)ag it @h MN " r tit; en ][q[o o]nue l[,o, okihnt, "' See page' 3 Scholarships See pa ,e' y