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MMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 rl Page 5 BISMARCK. ND Governor derground utility infrastructure is Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed jeopardized by tmintentional dam- April as Safe Digging Month in age from those who fail to call 8- North Dakota. In recognition, the 1-1 to have underground facilities North Dakota Public Service Com- located prior to digging. Since mission (PSC) is reminding every- 2009, the PSC has taken enforce- one of the potential dangers and ment action in more than 40 cas- consequences of digging without es related to violations of the first calling 8-1 -1, North Dakota's Call-Before-You-Dig law. In total. Call-Before-You-Dig number, approximately $66,000 in fines "With the early spring, eveo,- have been assessed against com- one is exited to get outside and get panics or individuals who have vi- projects done," said Commis- olated the law. The consequences sioner Brian Kalk. who holds the pipeline safety portfolio. "Before of striking an underground utility starting any digging project, re- can be severe including explosions member to call or click to ensure resulting in injury or death, serv- the safety of you and your family." ice interruptions or damage to the The process is simple. North environment. Dakota law requires anyone con- "Following this simple process, ductingan excavation-tonotig, 8- -which has been law in North 1-1 at least two days in advance of Dakota for two decades, may pre- digging. Personnel will be sent to vent you from damaging facilities mark the locations of the under- and getting fined," said Commis- ground facilities at no cost to the sioner Randy Christrnann. "More caller, typically within a couple of importantly, it may save your days. The markings are valid for life!" 21 days after they are placed. The signifieant residential and This process is coordinated business growth occurring through North Dakota One Call. throughout North Dakota and the The Public Service Commission's increased demand for pipeline in- role is to enforce the require- frastrucmreto support theenergy ments of the state's damage pre- industry have dramatically in- vention laws and take action when creased demand for the One-Call violations are rep0rted to the Corn- Program. Online requests and mission. The PSC can levy a fine calls from 8-1-1 to utilities re- up to $25,000 per violation de- questing locates continue to in- pending on severity. - "North Dakota is experiencing crease each year. growth m construction and un- Safe Digging Month is en- derground infrastructure making dorsed each April by the North the 8-1-1 program more important Dakota Public Service Commis- ,sion, the Common Ground A1- than ever, said Commission Chairman Julie Fedorchak. "Lo- liance and the North Dakdta One- eating the pipelines, electrical Call Board. For more information wires and fibers undergroundbe- about 8-1-1, visit the North fore digging is the only way to pro- Dakota One-Call Board's website tect this infrastructure, the envi- at www.ndonecall.com. For safe- ronment and the safety of every- ty tips, best practices and other in- one near it. We urge people to formation, visit the Common comply in full with this program." Ground Alliance website at www. Each year North Dakota's un- commongroundalliance.com. L T TT TST T-~ T'~ fl I LT T'~a a 'l i,~ P]~ For tips on how to talk to your dad, the Hartford Financial Servic- es Group and M1T AgeLab offers a variety of resources at safech-iving- fbralifetime.com - click on "De- mentia and Driving." Refuses To Quit If your dad refuses to quit you have several options. First, suggest a visit to his doctor who can give them a medical evaluation, and "prescribe" that he stops driving. Older people will often listen to their doctor before they will listen to their own family. If he still refuses, contact your lo- cal Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to see if they can help. Some states require doctors to report new dementia cases to the DMV, who can revoke the person's license. IfaU these fail, consider hiding his keys or just take them away. You could also disable his vehicle, park it in another location so he can't see it or have access to it, or sell it. Send your semor qu~tiott~ to: Smwy Senior, PO. Box 5443. Norman. OK 73070. or visit &tvvv- Senior.or/Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Foday show and author of "The Sawy Senior" book By Chuck Damschen ment and gave the bill an 11 to 2 "do not pass" versa. Rep. District l 0 recommendation. Proponents on the House There were proposed amendments to re- BISMARCK, N.D. We are fast closing floor spoke for an hour and a half but shared move the language that would have allowed in on the final weeks of the 2015 session. At no new information. If this billhad passed it that but vocal proponents of the bill wanted this writing we have started scheduling con- would have taken inalienable rights from all or nothing so the amendments were not ference committees. These are committees many to give special rights to a few. I don't adopted. Our Constitutional protections that are comprised of Representatives and believe one of the people that voted against should never be used to force an individual to Senators that work out agreements on bills the bill thinks it is right to discriminate against endorse a practice that he or she feels is un- that are amended after they leave their house LGBTQ people or anyone else. I believe the acceptable or harmful or in direct conflict of origin and that house disapproves of lifestyle is wrong but I do not believe that with that person's personal convictions. amendments made in the second house,gives me the right to mistreat anyone. Incidentally, I can confirm that many of the We have had some controversial bills since One serious issue with this bill is that there crossover but most of the real tough ones will is no scientific definition of"sexual orienta- LGBTQ community that are demanding "tol- be appropriations bills that will likely be heard tion" or "gender identity". Nor has science erance" for their lifestyle have little tolerance. last. We had around 50 bills in Human Serv- identified a gene or DNA that causres homo- love or understanding for anyone they think ices since crossover and less than 20 in En- sexuality. It certainly would put uncertainty disagrees with them. I have received a num- ergy and Natural Resources. So we have had m our courts to try to prove or disprove vio- bet of contacts indicating that. However. I ap- a full slate of hearings followed by discussion, lations of such a law when physical evidence preciate the many notes of thanks tbr my vote in committees to make recommendations to is disallowed, and replaced by a state of mind. against the bill. I stand by my vote in spite of the full assembly on each bill. It would be allnost impossible to administer the "armchair philosophers" that critique One bill that you have likely heard about justice under such circumstances, votes on legislation but base their opinion on is SB 2279, the so-called anti-discrimination I believe our US and ND Constitutionslittle more than biased media reports that con- bill. This bill was heard in the Human Serv- offer protections to all citizens and I see no fuse and/or distort the facts: ices Committee where we had 5 or 6 hours of exceptions listed. However, I do not believe Editor's Note." Damschen is" a Representa- testimony on the bill. Even after all this testi- those protections should be used as an excuse tivefor District 10 in the North Dakota House mony, our committee was not in full agree- to allow men in women's restrooms or vice- of Representatives. The end is in sight: By Tom Campbell workforce initiative in ND. She Northern Plains Potato Growers Sen. District 19 lives outside of Larimore and Association was serving potato BISMARCK, N.D. As the has a great passion for her work. chips at a booth for Ag days. session nears its end, which is Great to see you in Bismarck Ted does a super job in promot- tentatively set for April 24. the and keep promoting NDRfz:A. fingND potatoes. -- intensity of conference commit- Outdoor Heritage Fund, Federal Reserve Bank Presi- tee negotiations is at it's peak. I which takes oil tax revenues to dent of Minneapolis, Narayana was asked what a conference build conservation and outdoor Kocherlakota, spoke to a group committee was. An example recreation projects was voted on of us about how he anticipates would be when a bill is passed in the Senate 36-11 last week to interests rates will remain un- by the Senate, it must then go to cap at $30 million. Governor changed throughout this year. the House and if they pass it but Dalrymple told us last fall he He corrunented one of his main make a change (amendm ent) would like to raise the cap to responsibilities is to maximize then it must come back to our $50 million but with oil tax rev- employment, which has been on Senate to agree and if not it goes enues .dropping a new look the rise, and feels low interest to a conference committee needed to be taken. The House rates promote jobs and eco- voted to raise the cap to $40 mil- nomic movement. which consists of three mem- bers from each house and then lion and more than likely-will -Concealed weapons in HB they discuss a compromise, end up in conference commit- 1241 passed in the House which tee. allows concealed weapons to in- Now is the time when our HB 1235, Electronic Quick clude Parks, Concerts and Ven- regular 9 am committee meet- Shot Bingo passed by a narrow ues. The bill preserves existing ings are done and floor session margifi of 25 yes, 21 no. This is law that forbids carrying a con- can now start at 8:00. 9:00 or a modem electronic means to cealed weapon at an athletic or 1:00 depending on work load of play 16 cards at once and real- sporting event, in a school and each day. Lots of discussion on me you Can win or lose in a few in a church. who is cutting what on whose seconds. This was legal 4 years SB 2279: Sex orientation bill bill etc. Can be both exciting ago but the Attorney General was very controversial and and disappointing when you see ruled it illegal. I voted in favor somewhat complicated. It your favorite bill get cut or lose and did not think we need to passed the Senate by 4 votes a 1/2 of its funding and then try to control or regulate this game couple of months ago and failed convince the nay sayers why I Valley-Edinburg 7-8 and 11- in the House last week. It was think it is important. 12 graders visited the Capitol asking for sexual orientation Nancy Burke with the last week. Thanks AI Durand, groups (bisexuality, homosexu- NI~REA, ND Regional-Educa- Brandon Laxdal and Pete Thin- ality and gender identity) to be tion Association, was promoting gelstad for chaperoning.- listed as a class to not be dis- their mission "SUCCEED2020" Ted Kreis, marketing and criminated along with existing strengthening education and conamunications director for the classes of age, gender, race or religion. It was defeated in the House the last three sessions. | know it will come up again next session if not on the ballot be- fore. Grafton High School visited the Capitol with Chaperones Brad Larson, Rose Ziegler Bill Jarhraus and bus driver Marl~ Buck. Senator Wardner. our majority leader, asked a trick question to the group, who is your other Senator in District 19? They knew each district only has one Senator and two Representatives. Congrattdation s to the Grafton Volunteer Fire Depart- ment's fourth annual spring fundraiser. 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