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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY,APRIL 5, 20i 7 . ,~ ,~.:> BISMARCK, N.D. -- this month to be on alert for those Throughout the month of April, who are texting and driving and we law enforcement agencies in North encourage all North Dakotans to Dakota will be participating in the watch the road and not their national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. phones." campaign, which is scheduled in According to the National April each year in recognition of Highway Traffic Safety Adminis- Distracted Driving Awareness tration(NHTSA), 3,477 people na- Month. Officers will be on the tionwide were killed and an esti- lookout for.texting drivers this mated 391,000 injured in motor month, strictly enforcing North vehicle crashes involving dis- Dakota's ban on texting and driv- tracted drivers in 2015. This is a 9 ing. percent increase in motor vehicle Composing, reading or sending fatalities due to distracted driving any electronic message or using a compared to the previous year. communications device to access the Internet while driving is ille- The NDDOT administers fed- gal in North Dakota for drivers of eral grant funding as part of an all ages and punishable with a fine verall effort to prevent deaths and of $100. The law applies to any injuries on North Dakota roads. driver of a vehicle in a traffic lane, Learn more about these and oth- even while stopped at a red light er traffic safety initiatives at or in a construction zone., "While distractions like texting or join the conversation on the while driving may feel harmless, Code for the Road Facebook or they are incredibly dangerous," Twitter pages. said Karin Mongeon, NDDOT View memorials on the North Safety Division Director. "In fact, Dakota Crash Memorial Wall of texting and driving makes you 23" families who have lost a loved one times more.likely to crash. We sup- due to a distracted driver at nd- port law enforcement's, efforts Photos: Submitted Above: Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) recently met with folks from the Mid-West Eleclric Consumers Assodalion where they talked about priorities for co-ops and their challenges to provide reliable and affordable to North Dakotans on Tuesday, March 21,2017. This photo was taken in Senator Heilkamp's Washington, D.C. office and attendees of the mee ng included Don Franldund from Rasher, Luther Meberg from Park River, Tom Meland from Minot, and Ray Tescher from Beach. BISMARCK, N.D. -- The State Game and Fish Department is ask!ng for help in locating bald : i eagle nests in North.Dakota. Game and Fish conservation bi- ologist Sandra Johnson said the de- partment is looking for locations of nests with eagles present, not in- dividua.1 eagle sightings. Eagles are actively incubating eggs in March and April, and it's easy to distinguish an eagle nest because of its enormous size. Johnson estimates the state has around 215 active bald eagle nests, possibly more. Eagle nests are observed in nore than three-quarters of the counties in the. state, mostly near streams and mid- to large-sized lakes. However, they are also found in unique areas such as shelterbelts surrounded by crop- land or pasture. Nest observations should be reported online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd, gov. In addi- tion, observations can be submit- ted by email to, or call 701-328-6300. Observers are asked to not dis- turb the nest, and to stay away at a safe distance. Johnson said foot traffic may disturb the bird, like- ly causing the eagle to leave her eggs or young unattended. l Unlon EDMORE, N.D. -- Any 1967 dates and 2017 helpers can be for- EHS Class volunteers willing to warded to you. lead a 50th gathering/weekend in No members were interested in 2017, please call Sheryl Kunkel- The HI Islands Cruise this De- Belcher: 701-721-5214. If you cember. were member of our class & want The August 2016 reunion arti- to spearhead this gathering, you are cle has a retraction: Geri is not or- encouraged to contact Sheryl. ganizing the next Edmore area The class member, addresS up- 50th Class Reunion. is your address changing as well? Let know yougo! GRAFTON, N.D. -- AgCountry Farm and lives in Walsh County, it's great knowing knowing that a portion of this went to our pro- Credit Services recently paid $21 million in this money is goingback to be spent in our 1o- ducers right here Walsh County." cash patronage to their member-owners based cal communities,".says Dale Zahradka, Lankin,, .... ' He /d'clu irtered in Fargo, ND, AgCountry on the company's 2016 earnings. The distri- ND farmer and member of the AgCountry button was announced in January, and was paid Board of Directors. provides credit' and financial services to farm- out to member-owners this March in proper- "We're very happy with the Board's deci- ers, ranchers and rural customers in eastern ND tion to their 2016 eligible loan business, sion," says Jeff Miller, Loan Officer/Branch and northwest and west central MN and to "As a member of the board who also farms Manager in Grafton. "It's a great feeling agribusinesses across the United States. 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In 2016, he helped build a new skating rink in Pembina, ND. Harry left a gift irl his will to prot ide ic'$~.)ttlCt>, for coininunilies in northeast North Dakota. The fund he created gives out thousands of dollars in grants l!or projects in Graflon and lhe ' stirrotliadirig area every year. His last gift will last forever. ,What Will YOUR Legi