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9 513 00-O0-t30 SMALL TOWN pAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 48 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2,01 8 Left: Shell cas- ings fly in the air asthe Park Riv- er American Le- gion members salule b' ir fallen comrades on Mema Dayat Kensington Cemetery east of Park River. Right: Jason Slaven and his cousin Eliana ,Nlbrilton kxt at the memorial slme to lwhose U r=aty.rhe stonewas erect- ed in Memorial Park Cemete j by Paul Farup Post No. 147, Pert(River. Walsh County Press Staff Report PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This election season the Park River City Coun- cil will be looking at a shake up. Two of the three wards are facing po- tential for new representation. Ward 1 has two new candidates running for Dwight Byron's seat. Ja- son Lindell and Dennis Kubat are on the official ballot. Though not on the official ballot, Byron also has been campaigning as a write-in candidate. Ward 2 has two new candidates running for Arvid Knutson's seat. Joe Miller and JeffDahlen are on the official ballot. In Ward 3 Kyle Halvorson is run- ning unopposed for his current city council seat. As an opportunity for the candidates with more than one person vying for a single seat to introduce themselves to potential voters, the Press sent out a questionnaire with a set of questions. The following are their answers. Ward 1 - Jason Lindell Q: Why do you want to serve on the City Council? Discuss your pri- or experience working with civic, community or govemmental organizations A: I want to serve on PR City Council to help the community grow. I have experience on several state-wide boards, both non-profit and gov- ernment; I have previously served on boards for New Bohemia, ND; Arts North Dakota; Preservation North Dakota and other local and regional en- deavors. My government experience includes al ointment by Gov. Ho- even to the board of directors for the North Dakdka Council on the Arts, I served on the Exec. Committee for three of five years. In the past I have traveled with the ND Commerce Dept. as an ambassador for arts in rural areas. In 2017, I graduated Rural Leadership ND, an 18 month course in exploring and understanding the many facets of ND economy, commu- nity building in rural areas, and personal leadership skills. Q: What do you see as being Park River's three biggest assets? A: In my eyes, Park River's three greatest assets are: 1) The service industry and emergency services we have developed (vet clinics, hospitals, fire & rescue, pharmacy, eye-care, gyms, chiropractor, etc.); these are important to maintaining population and vital to attracting new citizens and business to Park River. 2) Slrong young leaders who have a vision for how our community needs to grow to continue to prosper. There are many forward thinking projects happening m town (new arena & ball diamonds, campgrounds, town square project, hospital expansion, etc) that are being conceived and actualized by a new generation of leaders with the support of seasoned leadership. If you see them around town, thank them! 3) Our community. We have a beautiful town with wonderful people who are hardworking, family and community oriented, and resilient. As a glass artist I can pack-up my studio and unpack it anywhere and have employment. I choose to live here for the amazing quality of life Park Riv- er offers; this is our greatest asset, the one that will grow our communi- ty. C/ty Council election Q and A Cont page 6 See page 2 State Track: Breaking records See page 9 and I0 Every person you meet knows something you don't; learn from ttiem. Parasols, frozen tuttm, and educalion See page 5 Park fr ver gradsendoe See page 16