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=.r- u,.s ~_~ '~-- ~~O~' $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER :3 5. RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 ~Z PR Figure Skaters present interWonderland' Photos: Larry Biri Kaitlyn Nelson, one of the Park River Figure inthe advanced program, spinsthrough air during her solo skating routine at the annual showheld atChris Midgarden Arena in Park River on March 1 and 2. This year's show theme was "Winter Wonderland." Center: Look, Mai No hands! Chloe Kadlec, and Bailee Seim of the Park River Figure Skaters show off what they have learned this winter in the Basic 1 and 2 skating routine at the "Winter Wonderland" skating show. Right: Zayah Gire, Emma Hagen, Kyza Kadlec, and Destinee Hahn glide across the ice together in the Basic 6-8 skating routine during the Park River Figure Skaters "Winter Wonderland" skat- ing show. FARGO, N.D. -- Due to additional reports of fraudu- lent phone calls being made to local phone numbers in an at- tempt to obtain confidential personal information, Gate City Bank is encouraging the public to beware of phone scams. Gate City Bank is continu- ing to receive reports of fraud- ulent phone calls being made in an attempt to obtain con- sumers' confidential debit card information, such as names, card numbers or pass- words. Both Gate City Bank customers and non-customers BISMARCK, N.D. -- The 2014 North Dakota Academic All-State Teams have been se- lected. Among the honorees is Valley-Edinburg senior Krist- ian Myrdal. Kristian, son of Mark and Janne Myrdal of Ed- inburg, has earned silver merit. The high school seniors are nominated by their school are being targeted. The scam has been report- ed to the North Dakota and Minnesota attorney generals' offices and the Federal Trade Commission. Gate City Bank is one of multiple bank names being used in this scam. Gate City Bank Executive Vice President and Director of Operations, Maureen Jelinek explains that the fraudsters are using an auto random dialer which is a computerized sys- tem that can dial thousands of Scare CO, VlL/paJg e' 2 principal and compete for the honor on a statewide basis both in Class A and Class B di- visions. Student selection is based on overall grade-point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activi- ties, community involvement All-State Team Co, niL, p, ag, e, By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D..-- The Walsh/ Pembina slaughterhouse project that began 13 months ago has taken another big step forward as the committee now has hired a consultant to develop a workable business Wangler said that the important part about this project is that producers will be offered anoth- er market outlet and consumers will be offered locally raised meat." plan for the proposed facility. "It's going to be built, we just don't owned by Keith DeHaan out of Kansas know where," said John Langerud of Ed- City, Mo., was hired to do the compre- inburg who has been working on this project since its inception. The steering committee started out by surveying area producers and discovering that not only was there an interest, there was a need. After several meetings and dis- cussion among producers and experts from North Dakota State University in Far- go, it was decided that it would be possi- ble to create a multi-species, federally-in- hensive business plan. According to Julius Wangler, who started on this project with the Red River Regional Council prior to his retirement last July, the consulting firm will be looking at looking at everything from location to financials to products and mar- keting. The plan, Wangler said, will have every step of the project laid out so that it could be presented to potential investors. Wangler said they also formed a,com- mittee to look at legally forming a co-op for the plant. Those named to the committee included: Greg Bauer of Citizens State Bank; Doug Earl, owner of Siouxland Buf- falo in Grand Forks County; Jason John- ston from Nash, N.D., who raises elk; and Travis Maddock owner of Dakota Global Livestock Solutions in Fargo, who has been involved in an advisory capacity from the start of the project. They will be looking at a formal name for the operation as well as trying to tack- le the task of finding the best possible lo- cation for the facility. Wangler, who also is involved in a cow/calf operation with his spected facility that could process rough- ly 20 head of cattle a week. Recently, the Pembina/Walsh County Livestock Processing Committee - Red River Regional Council was awarded a grant of $42,000 from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Com- mission to help cover the costs of a con- tract with a private firm to prepare a busi- ness plan for the development of the plant. Additionally, the Walsh County Job Development Authority awarded $12,500 and the producers contributed $3,400 to- ward the startup expense. In a meeting in Park River held on Feb. 24, Food and Livestock Planning, Inc., son, said that local interest puts processing possibilities at upwards of 1,000 head per year with big influence from Pembina County, but he also has had interest from the Minnesota area and Altona, Manitoba. Though producers are a large part of the equation, he said that marketing also could be a factor. If there is a lot of interest in stores in Grand Forks, that could bring the project farther south. He said that for the location process, they would be presenting the project to differ- ent communities to see where would be the best fit for the end product. The money they have will go toward consulting and legal fees, which should pro- duce a business plan by June. Then, Wangler explained, they can fo- cus on hiring an engineer to possibly bid the project by fall or the following spring. "We're off to the right start," Langerud said. Several factors have come into play when discussing the location and the Mea t Processing" See pag e, PR tops EcoTour See p, g,e 6 '"]F i[gmur, e ]ka ll:[ua,ff iis dht, lur[[oadL, auntii lti[c, ,elL, eg untc ][t's ,exlu elmt, el v a dhd[,edc. A ntd[ ldht, el e' at \,~e]rSv Sl?e ciU 'tc ,autd[i~,elntoe t[~o,]r dhtalL," Johnny Weir Dell's recipes feature fish See page'5 Fordville Dam fishing derby fun Se'e' Ip)a , e' 1 I ' ~, b'