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MIXED ADC 553 513 00-00-00 46P 8T SMALL TOWN PAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 30 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 W u ~,: PhotO): Larry Bid Above: Finally out of the deep freeze, Andrew Swenson (left) and Ashur Hughes found enough snow on the Park River Area Elementary playground to roll up a pretty sizeable snowball. By Allison limb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Repre- sentatives from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, in- cluding ND DOT Director Mark Nelson, will be in Park River at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Park River City Office community room for a town hall meeting re- garding the intersection at Highway 32 and Highway 17. "After Doc Dahl passed away there was a lot of backlash on Face- book," said North Dakota Dist. 10 Senator Janne Myrdal. Park River veterinarian Dr. Ger- ard Dahl died on Nov. 24 from in- juries sustained when Dahl made a left turn from the westbound lane of Highway 17 to enter the south- bound lane of Highway 32 and crossed in front of a Peterbilt travelling eastbound in the same location. As this is not the first death that has occurred in that location in re- cent years, Park River Mayor Dan DOT Cont page 6 By Allison limb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- "This will be our 1 lth year with Giving Hearts Day," said First Care Health Center Development Coordinator Ruth Jelinek. In anticipation of the 24-hour on- line fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 8, the Park River hospital decided to utilize the community's resources and kick their fundraising into high gear. On Sunday, Jan. 28 The Spin will be host to the first ever First Care Health Center "Cycle of Care" Spin-A-Thon. For those who have been a part of Sherry Currie's fitness classes in Park River's indoor cycling studio, this will be a different experience, but Ruth said she and Mariah Hall, First Care Health Center marketing Spin-A-Thon Cont. page 6 Left: Mariah Hall,Sherry Currie, and Ruth Jelinek are the team bringing the'Cyde of Care Spin-A-Thon to PR in antidpalion of Giving Hearts Day. ~ i ~5 ~, i ~ii ~ i~ i~ ~ ~ ~ii~ !~ ~:~ i !i~~ : ii!~l~!~i~i~!~ ~~'~+" ]~ i~!i ~ i i i By Allison limb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Safe-T- Pull, Inc of Park River recently an- nounced the acquisition of The Strong Box from Walhalla-based B.L. Industries. The Kringstad family has been operating its manufacturing busi- nesses since the '90s, developing and incorporating products with one guiding premise through the years - there has got to be a better way. Their latest acquisition came about because of what Production Manager Alek Kringstad referredto as "a perfect storm." Safe-T-Pull Vice President Jacob Safe-T-Pull Cont page 7 See page 2 GPR Spoilers come up short See page 9 The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. Lord of the See page 5 See page 14