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i i SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 133 ISSUE 46 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 ,,,% Photo: Larry Biri The Park River Area Elementary students get in touch with their inner pirates for the 2016 spring concert. Above: A pirate salute.., some even with swords. Pirates performing at the Park River Spring Con- cert were Kodi Bell (L to R) Jonas Kjelland and Makenna Munoz. The third and fourth grade chorus performed "Pirates_The Musical." For more photos from the concert turn to the back page. J Walsh County Press Staff Report PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Walsh County photographer Larry Biri has been named one of the North Dakota Newspaper Association's top award winners in the annual Better Newspaper Contest compe- tition. For work done in the year 2015, Bid earned the honor of Photograph of the Year in a competition against all other weekly newspapers throughout the state. The photo, ti- tled "Walsh County Wild Life -- Eagles Battling in Flight," was the first place winner in the Pictorial Photo category. Judges commented that "It's rare to get a clear shot of an eagle, Photo: Larry Bid Above: These eagles battling over a deer won Larry Bid the 20,15 Photo of the Year in the weekly photo division. It originally ran in the .12-30 issue. but to capturcto two them -- fight- ing over prey -- requires not only putting yourself in the right time and Nace but know what to do in that time and place. From the full wing span of the attacker to the upside down response of the defender, this is a rare and beautiful photo." This was one among the many honors that the Walsh County Press was awarded for work done in 2015 at the annual NDNA con- vention in Crosby, N.D. on May 6. The Park River paper competed in the small weekly (1-1,000 circula- tion) category and was named among the state's top newspapers NDNA Cant page 8 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Mem- with members joining from across bets of The Gym in Park River, the nation. Each year this challenge along with friends and family from continues to grow and this year 110 across the nation, just completed an people took part. This the chal- 8 Week Healthy Living Challenge lenge started on Monday, March 7 with and end result of a total 1088 and ran through Sunday, May 1. pounds lost by the group in 8 In order to compete in the chal- weeks, lenge each person paid an entry fee In 2012, Peppi Trontvet, a per- of $35 and kept track of their sonal trainer from Grafion who Healthy L!ving Points. teaches fitness and nutrition class- es in Park River, started a fitness Healthy Living challenge referred to as "The 8 Cant page 5 Week Healthy Living Challenge" See page 2 Breaking News See page 5 the in the sunshine, swim drink the wild air:'.' PR native expands law practice See page 3 Fon:Mlle-Lankin sd~ earns honors See page 7