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) LS COUN SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 36 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MARCH I I, 2015 g Photo: Larry Bid This past weekend the Grafton/Park River Peewee B hockey team won state toumament in Fargo. A caravan led by police car, ambulance, and fire buck met team at the airport in Graflon and escorted them down main street Grafton. The team downed Mayville-Portland 2-1 in the championship. Above: Weston Sangrait is all smiles as he displays the championship trophy along the streets of Grafton. Walsh County dties to be recx00gnized as Tree City USA communitiues BOTTINEAU , N.D. -- The North Dakota Forest Service will be holding its public Tree City USA awards ceremony at the State Capitol in Bismarck on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Filly one communities will be recog- nized with a Tree City USA cer- tificate. One utility company - Montana Dakota Utilities - will re- ceive a Tree Line USA award, and one campus - North Dakota State University - will receive a Tree Campus USA award. The awards recognize communities, companies and universities that have made significant improvements to their forestry programs and exhibited leadership in caring for trees. Among the recipients are two Walsh County cities, Graflon and Lankin. Sixty-seven percent of North Dakota's population reside in cer- tified Tree City USA communities that have a dedicated community forestry program. The recognition Tree City USA Cont page 5 Polar-Communications, Insight Technologies to partner for new tech oppoties PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Polar Communications announced they have entered into a partnership with Grand Forks and Fargo based Insight Technologies. Also in- volved in the partnership are Dick- ey Rural Networks of Ellendale, ND and Dakota Central Telecom- munications of Carrington, ND. The affiliation will bring new opportunities to Polar customers such as Network Monitoring and Maintenance, Security, Vulnera- bility Scanning, Remote Support, Virtualization and more. Karl Blake, Polar Communications COO, will represent Polar on the Insight Board of Directors. "Polar Communications is ex- cited about the opportunity to join the Insight Technologies team. We believe this partnership will en- able us to provide the advanced technological solutions our cus- tomers are demanding," said David Dunning, CEO of Polar Commu- nications. "We are thrilled to welcome Po- lar Communications as an Polar Partners Cont page 5 Questions about private screenings See page 2 PRFL boys advance ix) regionals See page 8 F00vrr re00a00d for 40 years of service to the comm00 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Darryl Hell with the Park River Volunteer Ambulance Service was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (RNEMT) for achieving 40 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. To maintain his status as a NREMT Dar- ryl Hell completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification pro- gram for Emergency Medical Technicians in America. He not only completed cours- es to refresh hi-s fimdamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing ed- ucation courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills. By maintaining his Nationally Registered status and completing regular continuing ed- ucation courses, Darryl Hell is among the few elite EMT's with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation. The Park River Ambulance Service and surrounding Services wish to congratulate Darryl Hell on this great achievement! Photo: Sultned "You were born to be-a player. You were meant to be "-nere. This moment is yours" Herb Brooks tak_ota-Edmo takes fifth at state See page 7 PR Figure Skaters Present... See page 12