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PAGE 10 THE PRESS NARCH 28, 2012! + (0o,lnurad[ g ]P,00u%v t00o,r _o,lg ,oaumqpa00L,g00a Senator tltanks ND for support, sees bright fut00Ire for party GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- In his final speech to the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party's convention before stepping down from the United States Senate, Senator Kent Conrad today thanked an enthusiastic crowd for their years of support and urged the party faithful to work together to ensure a Democratic victory on election day. "I have loved being your Senator, working for the people of North Dakota. I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish for our state. We worked together. And over and over, we succeeded," Conrad told the crowd at the Alerus Center. "Now is the right time for me to step away and make room for fresh voices and new ideas from Heidi Heitkamp, Ryan Taylor and Pam Gulleson. They are three exceptional candidates and they will make us proud this fall." The Senator's remarks followed a retrospective film looking back at his life and career. Senator Conrad is stepping down at the end of this term after having served 26 years in the United States Senate Less than 5 percent of all Senators in U.S. history have served that long. The film told the story of Conrad, a fifth-generation North Dakotan who's dedicated his career to serving the people of his state. After six years as North Dakota's Tax Commissioner, Conrad was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Over the past two decades he has risen to the highest levels of power and is nationally recognized as one of America's best senators. During his time in Washington, Conrad helped write the 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills, wrote health care policy that ensJred continued access to hospitals in rural areas, and fought unfair trade pactices that hurt North Dakota's economy. He has introduced comprehenfive energy legislation that would make the United States more energy independent. Nationally, as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Ccnrad is best known as a champion for fiscal responsibility and his multiple efforts to develop bipartisan deficit reduction plans. f Grace under pressure Right Top: Park River skater Marit Johnson dazzled the big audience with her solo performance. Right Bottom: Gracyn Cole gets pushed off the ice by Maris Miller as Park River Freeskate 3 &4 presented their program "Hot Chocolate" Isn't it funny how well those cups of hot chocolate stay on the plate? .J Joined by his wife, Lucy Calautti, and daughter, Jessie Conrad, the North Dakota senator talked about his love for public service and his: dedication to North Dakota and the nation. "It's been a great run," Conrad said. "I can look back at my time on: Capitol Hill, at my time in the Senate chamber and feel confident in" knowing that I've worked hard. I've done my best. And I feel th together, we've made a difference" o: The speech also gave Conrad an opportunity to make the case for wh. North Dakota voters should elect Heidi Heitkamp and Pam Gulleson tl Congress. -" "Heidi and Pam are North Dakota, through and through. They bo: have great strength of character and arefully committed to improving future of North Dakota and our nation," Conrad said > Wiball00e]r $}how 4MH[ Qr00o,]p Jlud[,g4iJa,00 Go, nlbesll: W'(unua, ers ...i:: pI Dtv.i: Walsh County aces fourth in Jr. " i VALLE'Y CITY, N.D. -- Foster County's teams placed first in the junior and senior divisions of the 4- H crop judging contest at the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City on March 9. Senior team members were Claire Endres, Caylor Rosenau, Brittany Aasand and Bailey Retzlaff. Junior team members were Jayden Rosenau, Ann Endres, Jill Endres and Savanna Freidt. Grand Forks County's teams took second place in the junior and senior divisions, and Mountrail County's teams finished third in both divisions. Ward County placed fourth and Morton County placed fifth in the senior division. Walsh County took fourth in the junior division. The North Dakota Crop and Seed Improvement Association sponsored plaques for the first-place team members. The Valley City Lions Club sponsored an ,J award for the first-place senior team. .-: The top individual scorers in the senior divisioi" were: : * First -- Claire Endres : * Second -- Caylor Rosenau "-;  . * Third-- Brittany Aasand  * Fourth -- Ella Woroniecki, Stark/Billings County.: * Fifth -- Daniel Kraemer, Grand Forks County :. 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