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9 . MD(,ED ADO 553 513 00-00-00 46P 93" pApERS **C005 sMALL ToWN OTA ST 217 WA 98584-2263 sHELl ul~, o SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 * ISSUE 40. PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 re, onjoin in raising Z Photo: Larry Bid Above: ,N0out 400 ATVs were registered for the annual Good Friday Milton Mud Run. Tom Lehar started the annual event back in 1999 when he and of his friends derided that since they had Good Friday off they would go on a mud run. Always held on Good Friday, the event has grown to last year's largest of 500 registered ATVs. This year wilh temperatures in the single digits, the ride still aUracted some 400 machines. The route started in Milton pro- ceeded to Mountain from there to Tom's cabin then back to Milton in a 53 mile loop. They have raised money to benefit area causes. With a final total of 409 registered riders the Milton Mud Run raised $13,101 after expenses for Allru Hospice. Last year they were able to present Allm Hospice with a check for $15,029. Aitru Hospice is based out of Cavalier and serves Cavalier, Pembina, and Walsh counlies. Pembina County Memorial Hospital FoundalJon and Relay for Life also have benefitted from the annual Good Friday ride in previous years. By Allison Ofimb Mayville market. As a service of The Press provider competing with Midcon- PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Thirty- tinent, Polar went to the May-Port one people gathered at the Polar CG School District, which had a Communications headquarters in very successful audio/visual club, Park River on Tuesday, March 27, and they proposed the first school for the first ever School Channel channel, Patriot Vision. Chat. In the years that followed, Polar Since 2009, Polar Communica- added channels for Park River Area, tions has been working toward giv- Valley-Edinburg, Drayton, North ing schools the tools to connect to Border, Northern Cass, Dakota their communities and beyond. Prairie, Lakota and Cavalier. In in- According to Chief Marketing stances of shared territory with Officer Joan Swartz, the school School Channel Chat channel project began when PolarCont page 6 sought out a competitive edge in the By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK R1VER, N.D. -- A business propos- al has been presented for the city of Park River, which would open a restaurant on Park River's main street. The proposal, which made a request of the city council to allow beer and wine to be served, hit a standstill at the March city council meeting as a motion to amend the current ordi- nance died due to a lack of a second, however the conversation will continue on City Council's April agenda. On Wednesday, March 28, the Park River.Eco- nomic Development Corporation held a special meeting to discuss the proposed project. The busi- ness plan would involve the restaurateur pur- chasing the former Out to Lunch Caf6 building and moving his family into the apartment space above the caf6. The concept calls for the option to serve specialty and craft beers or wine with the menu. River as determined by the most recent official An overwhelming consensus was that this federal regular or special census. could be an excellent opportunity for Park Riv- "These restrictions shall not apply to the fol- er to fill an empty space, and it would fit a dif- lowing, where a person may, if qualified, have ferent category from the current liquor license a license issued to him regardless of the number holders in the city. of licenses then outstanding: The license ordinance offers a limited num- "A.) to any motel constructed after the ber of licenses per population, but does not ad- adoption of this ordinance, within the city which dress sole beer or wine options or seasonal li- contains twenty-five (25) or more rental units and censing. Ordinance 2.B. Section 6 currently states: which shall have an operational dining area as "The total number of liquor licenses in force an integral part of the motel, which dining area in any one (1) year shall not exceed one (1) for for the service of food to the public shall be equal each four hundred (400) or major fraction there- to or greater in square foot area than the portion of of the total population of the city. There shall of the motel premises designated and used as the be no beer licenses in force in the City of Park liquor service area; the food premises of such mo- River. These restrictions shall not apply to re- tel shall operate daily, not fewer hours than the newals to licenses but no new licenses shall be liquor beverage portion of the premises shall granted if the renewal and new licenses exceed Liquor Ordinance the above limitations. The term "total popula- tion" shall mean the population of the City of Park Cont page 3 Area Legion posts honored See page 2 School Board Blog See page 6 You gotta go in the mud sometimes to figure who you are. Irons Local named tD Innovalion Challange See page 6 Dedicated dders See page 12