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APRIL 3, 201 3 THE PRESS PAGE 5 By Tom Campbell Sen. District 19 BISMARCK, N.D. -- Bill 1145 regarding the fireman's premium tax. Any premiums for fire insurance you currently pay on buildings is taxed, 50% goes into states general fund and other 50% is paid to local fire departments. This bill, if passed by Senate, would give 100% back to the local fire dept. I don't see any major road blocks and hope it will pass, I am supporting this bill. Speaking of fireman, the Grafton Fireman are having their annual fundraiser Sat. April 6 at the centennial center, steak or lobster starting at 4, can buy tickets at the door. We passed 3 out of 6 gun bills; a bill to allow concealed weapon holders to carry a gun at gambling sites excluding bingo halls, a bill to allow concealed holders to carry in churches if given permission by church leadership was passed. A bill that would have kept state law enforcement officers from. assisting federal agencies in the en- forcement of any federal gun legislation failed. This bill was strongly apposed hy local law authorities. A bill to allow concealed permits to carry a gun in schools failed. I am a supporter of gun ownership, and will always support the 2nd amendment for the fight to bear arms. Thanks for all the emails I received from both sides on these very controversial bills. Loft Beneda, middle School teacher, Chris Snyder social studies teacher, Jon Beneda chaperone and school board member from the Fordville school visited the Capitol, pictured are a few students who sat with a Senator during the session. Bill 1163 WSI was voted in favor to keep current law in effect, which simply allows workers compensation to keep its current law which does not cover preexisting conditions unless employment sub- stantially progresses or worsens the condition. If work triggers symptoms in the preexisting condition, it is not a compensable event. ND law focuses on the underlying condition not the symptoms. I talked to a township supervisor who was pleasantly surprised with the money he received from the Special Township Road Dis- tribution allocation. This came from Senate Bill 2176 which we passed a few week:sago, Larimore TovCnship received $ 15,015 based on 40 miles, Northwood Township received $18,018 based on 48 miles & Oakwood Township received $17,267 based on 46 miles. These are just 3 townships I gave for an example in our district, every township, received approximately the same money based on miles. This should help buy a few loads of gravel. The Senate killed the bill to allow bottle rockets to be sold but you can still fire them Off in our state. So back to our old state law; you cannot sell them but can shoot them? It was Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Actions & Awareness Day in the Capitol last Wednesday. Jolene Halldorson with Domestic Vio- lence & Abuse Center had a booth set up explaining her roll she has in helping victims in Walsh, Pembina & Cavalier Counties. She is a very appreciated & busy person. She accompanied me during the Senate session. Bill 1467 allows for any retailer that collects tax to be compen- sated $110/month up from $93.75. Grafton had a couple bus loads of Seniors touring the Capitol last week. It was great to see many local hometown faces. We were able to sit 7 in the Senate with the balance in the balcony. They listened to some interesting gun debate that was voted on in the Senate while they were there. We are down to the last month, Aprils fools day this Monday, hope to get past that day without living up to it. The final stretch includes HB 1319 K- 12 funding, HB 1020 water issues, HB 1358 oil impact funding, Medicaid Expansion, property tax reform and SB 2156 in- dividual income tax relief, all the whilenot forgetting (state law):to balance the General Fund Budget. Contact; or call 701-520-2727 By Terry Koropatnicki you not have Secret Service protecting you? killing the unborn. It is against the Right to CAVALIER, N.D. -- I have been watch-Do they no carry guns to protect you? Why Life. ing what has been happening in this country cannot we protect ourselves just as you do? Again, our leadership thinks this is all the last few years and being a military vet- Are we just as much Americans as you are? okay. It is wrong and it is not okay. This eran of this country, it troubles me. It is not the gun that is doing all the evil in country is going the wrong way and I will Our Constitution is being ripped apart, our this land. It's the man behind the gun. A gun not be a part of it. Bill of Rights condemned and ridiculed, and cannot fire by itself. It takes someone to pull Wake up America. Not only our 2nd our flag has been stomped on, spit upon and the trigger. So again, don't blame the gun. Amendment but.many of our other rights are burned. Now our amendments to the Con- Our country was based on Christian val- being taken away. If we do not stand up for stitution are being threatened, especially the ues. What has happened to them? Perhaps America, who will? 2nd Amendment, the fight to bear arms. we should bring God and the Ten Corn- Being a Vietnam Vet and helping protect Our president and some of the other politi- mandments back into our society and our this country, I will not give up my guns to cians reap using to ban manyweapons, some schools so our children can be taught right you Mr. President, or any other politician. ammo and different size clips. I believe this from wrong. Perhaps we should go back to For you see, I am American and that says it is only the start of taking away our 2nd traditional marriage, one man and one all. Amendment rights, woman, instead of same sex marriage, as our Editor's Note: Koropatnicld is from Cav- Well, Mr. President and your followers, do president sees it. Perhaps we should stop alier, ND. BISMARCK, N.D. -- The USDA Natural Resources Conser- vation Service (NRCS) is extend- ing the 2-year SPCC pilot effort to provide assistance to North Dakota producers who are required to com- ply with U:S. Environmental Pro- tectiori Agency (EPA) regulations related to environmental damage from accidental on-farm oil spills for an additional year. "The SPCC pilot program has been very successful in helping producers comply with EPA regu- lations, develop plans to protect human health and the environment, and mitigate oil spills," stated NRCS State Conservationist Mary Podoll. "We are delighted to offer financial assistance through this program, in helping North Dakotans reduce the dangers of on- farm oil spills." The purpose of the SPCC pro- gram is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and ad- joining Shorelines. A key element of this program calls for farmers to have an oil spill preventionplan-- an SPCC plan--to help farmers prevent oil spills, whichmay dam- age water resources needed for farming operations. All oil storage facilities, includ- ing farms with more than 1,320 gallons of above-ground storage, are subject to the SPCC regulation. The EPA rul.e.s require that a regis- tered Professional Engineer (PE) prepare and certify the SPCC plans for producers with more than 10,000 gallons of above-ground liquid storage capacity. Producers will less than 10,000 gallons ofoil or fuel capacity are not required to hire a registered PE to prepare their plan and may self-certify. Due to declared natural disasters in many States, EPA has extended the date by which farms must pre- pare or amend and implement their SPCC plans to May 10, 2013. All regulated farms that started opera- tion prior to August 16, 2002, should already have an SPCC plan in place. Applications for SPCC are ac- cepted on a continuous basis. Ap- plications received before close of busine0s on Friday, April.19, 2013, will be eligible for fiscal year 2013 funding consideration. For more information about SPCC please contact your local NRCS center. GRAFTON, N.D. -- The Northeast Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force conducted a high visibility enforcement event March 15-23, 2013. During this time they made 12 driving under the influ- ence arrests, three drug arrests, and a total of 75 traffic citations/arrests. The Regional DUI .Task force made a total of 148 enforcement contacts during the recent unified saturation patrol effort. This task force began on October l, 2010 in order to take significant steps to- wards reducing alcohol-related crashes and fatalities across the state. In the Northeast Grand Forks Region, eight law enforcement agencies participated in the second quarter of this program, working together to create high visibility en- forcement. During this same time there were zero alcohol-related crashes and fatalities in the region. These statistics emphasize the im- portance of enforcement and satu- ration patrols in protecting mo- torists on North Dakota roadways. The Northeast Grand Forks Re- gional DUI Task Force includes the following agencies: NDHP, Pem- bina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks Sheriff's Departments and Cavalier, University of North Dakota and Grand Forks Police Departments. m m o o o o City of Edinburg Council Proceeding Notice Of Filing Deadline Valley-Edinburg Public School District #118 Notice to Creditors Pearl H. Loftsgard IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH the Court. COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA Dated this 19 dayof March, 2013. In the Matter of the Estate of PEARL H. STUART LOFTSGARD LOFTSGARD, Deceased Personal Representative Probate No. 50-2013-PR-00017 FIRST PUBLICATION ON THE 27 NOTICE TO CREDITORS DAY OF March, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal Tracy L. Laaveg, PC representative of the above estate. All By: Tracy L. Laaveg (ND ID #5839) persons having claims against the said 102 4th St. W. deceased are required to present their PO Box 127 claims within three (3) months after the Park River, ND 58270 date of the first publication of this notice or Telephone: (701) 284 6300 said claims will be forever barred. Claims Fax: (701) 284-6306 must either be presented to Tracy L. Attorney for the Petitioner Laaveg, attorney for the PR at PO Box 127, Park River,4ND 58270 or filed with (March 27, April 3, and April 10, 2013) NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE Notice is hereby given, That the filing deadline for a three year term for the Valley area and a three year term for the Edinburg area position for the Valley- Edinburg Public School District #118 School Board will be Friday, the 12th day of April, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Valley- Edinburg High School Office in Edinburg. Interested parties may pick up Application for Nomination and Statement of Interest at the following locations: Valley-Edinburg K-4 Elementary School Office, Hoople, ND Valley-Edinburg 5-8 Elementary School Office, Crystal, ND Valley-Edinburg High School Office, Edinburg, ND By order of the Valley-Edinburg Public School Board A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager (March 13, 27 and April 3, 2013) pmmmmmmmm I ~mmmmmmmmmmmmm m | mm ||m m m||mmmmm |m || I I |m mm|m||mmm m md CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDING MARCH 11, 2013 7:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: Hall, Denault and Sondeland. Absent: Pewe MSC: Hall, Denault approve minutes as read. MSC: Sondeland, Hall to approve payment of bills beginning with check #6746 through #6756 for a total of $2984.77 and approve the monthly financial statement with balance on hand of $35212.66. Old Business: None New Business: *MSC Denault, Hall/ Approve application for Airborne Custom Spraying for mosquito control if needed. *MSC Sondeland, Denault. Approve gift certificaie for Hall's for work related to city snow removal. Adjourn: Sondeland April 9, 2013 at 7 pm Equalization Meeting April 9 2013 at 8 pm Council Meeting Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, Auditor (April 3, 2013) PARK RIVER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 5:30 P.M. PARK RIVER, N.D. Regular board meeting held February 14, 2013. Hahn, ThompSon, Houser present and Brummond via conference call. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the January 17, 2013, Minutes, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #124952-124985, $69,688.36; Payroll & Benefits #28510-28560, $249,318.35; Manual checks #12405- 12418, $21,661.51 and Special Activities #10610-10632, $25,997.15, All in favor, M.C. FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 2,784.94 BECKY COULTHART 1,319.00 NDSBA 310.00 NDSBA " 1,000.00 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 190.00 RICK CLEMETSON 150.00 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL 44.50 NDAESP 150.00. FIRST UNITED BANK OF PARK RIVER 2,741 '.25 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND 8,502.48 AFLAC 1,624.10 THE HARTFORD PRIORITY ACCTS 2,146.94 SAM'~ CLUB 698.30 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 335.32 BARBARA GREICAR 80.00 BECKY SVOBODNY 25.00 CHS CREDIT CARD 157.81 CULINEX 27.69 DAHLEN PLUMBING & HEATING 306.15 DAKOTA FENCE COMPANY 162.00 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTI 811.20 EDU TECH 40.00 GREATAMERICA LEASING CORP. 1,696.00 HGTV MAGAZINE 18.00 KRINGSTAD IRONWORKS INC. 87.78 LIBERTY BUSINESS sYSTEMS 220.50 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 3,430.36 MORGAN PRINTING 28.50 MORTENSON & RYGH 4,100.00 NDDTSEA 70.00 NETWORK CENTER, INC. 1,945.93 NORTH STAR COOP 74.12 NOF~THDALE OIL INC. ' 4,471.99 PARK RIVER ARENA COMMISSION 4,000.00 PENWoRTHY 111.68 SAMSON ELECTRIC 872.09 SAVILLE ENTERPRISES100.00 SHELDON WELTZ 113.52 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. 3,433.82 TIMPVIEW TECHNOLOGIES 28.00 TRIO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING INC. 485.00 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL EDUCATION 22,841.29 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 11,217.30 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 234.36 WATER & LIGHT DEPT 7,487.35 WELCH'S BAKERY 627.20. YE OLDE MEDICINE SHOPPE 48.40 BOTTINEAU HIGH SCHOOL 162.86 COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS 1,082.44 DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION 29.70 D'S DESIGNS 185.00 FINLEY SHARON HIGH SCHOOL 250.00 JS WHOLESALE & VENDING 420.45 MAYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 74.00 ND FFA ASSOCIATION 544.00 NDMEA 40.00 NDSAA 50.00 NORTH BORDER EAGLES 50.00 NORTH STAR COOP 636.00 OAKES PUBLIC SCHOOL42.00 PARK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL 15,213.59 PARK RIVER REVOLVING ACCOUNT 4,840.70 PSAT/NMSQT 166.00 REGION III SPEECH 150.00 SAM'S CLUB 880.06 SUPERIOR CHEER 72.00 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. 557.67 UNIVERSITY OF MN-CROOKSTON 55.00 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 464.18 WELCH'S BAKERY 31.50 M: Thompson S: Houser to accept with regrets the resignation of Cheri Lothspeich, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the Early Retirement Application of Cheri Lothspeich, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to accept with regrets the resignation of Kristi Olson, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the second reading of Policy AAB, District Goals & Objectives, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the second reading of Policy ABCA, Copyrighted Material &Intellectual Property, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the second reading of Policy ACAB, Emergency & Disaster Plans & Drills, All in favor, M.C. , M: Houser S: Brummond to approve the second reading of Policy ACBB, Significant Contagious Diseases, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Brummond to approve the second reading of Policy ACDA, Acceptable Use, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the second reading of Policy ACEB, Hazing, All in favor, MC. M: Thompson S: Brummond to approve the second reading of Policy BDA, Procedure for Adopting Board Policy, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the second reading of Policy DBAB, Emergency Hiring of Classified Personnel, All in favor, MC. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the firstreading of Policy DCB, Overtime and Compensatory Time, All in favor, M.C. M: Brummond S: Thompson to approve the first reading of Policy DDEA, Jury & Witness Duty, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Brummond to approve the first reading of Policy DFC, Transfer & Reassignment, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the first reading of Policy DKA, Reduction-in-Force Policy, All in favor, M:C. M: Thompson S: Brummond to approve the first reading of Policy FCAD, Student Accidents, All in favor, MC. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the first reading of Policy FDE, Education of Special Education/Disabled Students, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the first reading of Policy FFA, Student Alcohol & Other Drug Use/Abuse, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the first reading of Policy FFE, Extracurricular Participation Requirements, All in favor, MC. M: Houser S: Thompson to update current Policy FFK, Suspension and Expulsion, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: T, hompson to approve the first reading of Policy GABC, Sex Education, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the first reading of Poiicy IB, Food Service Program, All in favor, M.C. M: Brummond S: Houser to approve the ten year option with the City of Park River for the sale of bonds for the road improvement ~.mortization, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to advertise for the positions as listed in the Staffing Proposal for 2013-14, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Thompson to approve the Pledge of Assets dated January 31, 2013, from First United Bank, All in favor, M.C. Reports were received by: Kirk Ham - Financial, Administrative, REA, Coop and Library; Brenda Nilson and Aaron Special Board Of Education Meeting Park River School Board PARK RIVER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 5:30 RM, PARK RIVER, N.D. Special board meeting held March 7, 2013. All members present. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. M: Laaveg S: Thompson to approve the Superintendent Evaluation, All .,in favor, MC. With no further business, the meeting Schramm -Administrative. There was no Vocational Center Report. The Board Retreat is schedoled for February 26, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. Other items of discussion included due date for Superintendent Evaluation and reorganization with Adams School District. The audit report was postponed "to the March, 2013 meeting. The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m. _Diana Hahn, President _Rebecca Svobodny, Business Manager (April 3, 2013) adjourned at 6:50 p.m. _Diana Hahn, President _Rebecca Svobodny, Business Manager (April 3, 2013)