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,< (r3 r3 kO e,4 e4 Et.. ..~ ._.a VOL. 134 ISSUE 32 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 SINGLE COPY $I.0 Photo: Larry Bid Above: Wherever deer can find bare ground they. are feeding. These deer were spotted west of Homme Dam earlier this .,month. According to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, regardless of nter severity, it's always a good to give w ldlife space. Game a0.d Fish .wildlife chief Jeb Williams said North Dakotas deer and pheasant populations have probably suffered significan this winter. Any undue ess makes it worse, Williams said. For now, the best thing to do is to minimize outside slresses on those animals that are to survive, and continue to work on ways to add habitat to the landscape, to increase the odds for greater wildlife survival in years to come. '? By Allison Olimb from Bismarck, Minot, Fargo, and said. of The Press Dickinson to Minneapolis, Wash- In the past 14 months, the class PARK RIVER, N.D. --"My ington, DC and now, this week, on has participated in eight seminars re- biggest theme on this has been atour though Thailand andVielnam, searching leadership, government, 'you have no ideawhat you don't Lindell decided to take part in the policy, and the various branches af- know. You have no clue what you seventh RLND class when they fected by North Dakota's major eco- don't know,'" said Jason Lindell, a came looking for him. The RLND nomic sectors, agriculture and en- member of North Dakota State organizers contacted Lindell, the ergy, as well as the hospitality in- University Extension Service's Ru- artist behind Sundog Glass in Park dustry, the state's budding technol- ral Leadership North Dakota pro- River, about creating gifts for ogy industry, and cottage industries, gram's Class VII. RLND participants. It was serendip- or home operated manufacturers. Lindell described the program as ity. He said that the experiences he a master class on all things North Lindell previously had sat on the has had throughout RLND have re- Dakota. board of directors for the Park Riv- ally opened his eyes to the economic According to the website at er Community Development Cor- diversity across the state. www.ag.ndsu.edu/rlnd, each RLND poration; Preservation ND; Arts The focus of the ten-day trip to seminar takes the class though "a North Dakota; New Bohemia, ND; Thailand and Vietnam is to discuss mix of personal development, lead- and on the Executive Committee of trade relations, comparative agri- ership study and location-related the North Dakota Council on the culture, domestic and foreign po- subject matter." The 18-month pro- Arts. rices, as well as viewing culture, cus- gram began in November of 2015 "Honestly, I was looking for a toms and policies. and the seminars have taken Lindell way to get involved again," he "'My personal interest is trying to find our place as rural North Dako- ta," Lindell said of the program as a whole. "We will never be what we once were. My biggest interest is finding what we are going to be." While the agriculture and ener- gy are going to be mainstays in the state, Lindell added, "That's leav- ing a lot of gaps in our main street." As a part of the RLND pro- gramming the participants also are asked to find a way to use the skills they've learned to strengthen their operation, business, organi- zation, community or region. Lindell has been focusing his at- tention on improving Park River's own main street. With his strengths focused on the creative aspects of R/. D Cont page 5 By Allison Olimb Applied Science as a Physical of The Press Therapist Assistant. In order t PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The help with patient coverage, aftei physical therapy department at the initial visit where the physical First Care Health Center in Park therapist evaluates and develops a River has been expanding its cov- plan of care, Beneda can then erage, both with new faces and work with the individual on the new services, components of the physical ther- This fall, two additions were apy treatment. made to the staff. Physical Ther- The four-person departmenl apist Corissa Kruse and Physical headed up by Kassandra Laxdal Therapy Assistant Allie Beneda works to provide patients with the joined the team. tools to prevent or recover from in- Kruse recently graduated from jury. the University of North Dakota Robin Tracy, the department's physical therapy program and sports medicine certified special- joined the staff in at the end of Au- ist who has worked with U.S. gust. Benedajoined the staff at the Olympic athletes, currently beginning of October. The Lankin offers game coverage for the native, graduated from NorthlandFCHC PT Community and Technical College Cont page 5 last spring with her Associate in See page 2 Hint~ with the ~or See page 5 "The first requisite of a good citizen in ohis republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight ' Theodore Roosevelt VE NHS plans blood drive See.page 3 Agnes sign letters of intent See page 7 f