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L = 97 : " Z Page 6 : 1, 2010 ISSUE NUMBER 47 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 T[ .esist Last Tuesday, Grafton City employee Brent McMillan makes a phone call from water well over his ankles in right field of the ball diamond in Grafton. McMillan had to get a pump and also had to call the school cancelling the Region 2 Baseball Tournament for the day. Reports of 2"- 4" of rain fell over the area last Monday afternoon and evening. Some area crops were also flooded due to the heavy rains. (Photos: Larry Biri) Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued a Cease and Desist Order banning American United Entertainment LLC, of Gainesville, Texas, from operating in the State of North Dakota. American United Entertainment, LLC, also known as Great American Circus of the Stars, promotes or conducts entertainment including circus performances. It held circus performances in Park River and Grat n in June and July 2009. The entity promised to share a percentage of the ticket' sales with the communities but failed to do so. "It's extremely disappointing that after Park River and Grafton welcomed the circus and its performers to their communities with typical North Dakota hospitality, the circus took advantage of this trust and stiffed them," Stenehjem said. "In one instance, the circus slipped out of town in the middle of the night without paying the agreed ticket proceeds." Stenehjem requested the Consumer Protection Division to conduct an investigation. He noted the division made repeated contacts with the entities and principals, Jessica Jani, and Carol King, also known as Judy J. Kaye and Can'ell J. Kaye, as well as their agents, in an effort to obtain the payment of promised proceeds and resolve the matter without legal action. The cease and desist order bars the entities and principals from doing business in this state. According to Parrell Grossman, director of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, all entities were uncooperative in resolving the complaint. "We provided every opportunity for these entities or their representatives to suggest that the nonpayment was a mistake or unintentional by resolving the matter and they failed to do so," Grossman said. Stenehjem recognized the conduct of these entities might dictate the need for caution by communities engaging transient outfits. "Our communities may have to consider taking steps to guarantee payment by requiring similar entities to make advance deposits or ensure the payment due by some other method. Nonetheless, we will hold such entities accountable for their agreements," said Stenehjem, According to Stenehjem, American United Entertainment, LLC, should not be confused with a different company, American United Entertainment in California, which is not the subject of any complaints with the Attomey General's Office: . .-.:- "Detectives" Aune, Chalich, Oberg, and Solseng, along with 51 other western Walsh County fifth and sixth grade students, participated in the Inspector Wellness & the Case of the Many Medical Careers project. The Park River 5th grade students had heatthcare providers visit their classrooms once a week during the month of April and had a tour of the hospital on Friday, April 30. Valley and Edinburg students were at First Care all day on April 27. First Care Health Center, Park River, N.D., received a H.O.P.E. (Health Occupations Partnering with Education) grant to increase awareness, interest and understanding of health careers for westem Walsh County fifth grade and sixth grade students. This grant, sponsored by Eastem North Dakota AHEC, provided the opportunity for medical professionals to talk about their health careers and provide a hands-on activity relating to their chosen medical field through the Inspector Wellness & the Case of the Many Medical Careers Project. The fifth and sixth grade "detectives" leamed about career opportunities in the medical field with visits from FCHC staff in Inspector Welness Covet, page3 Northdale Oil Co. to erect new By Terra Linn Of The Press "In with the new, out with the old," said Teresa Schreck manager of Northdale Oil Company in Park River. Recently there has been a lot going on behind Northdale. They are getting ready for a brmad new 60'x50' building. Northdale is looking for a new and flesh start. A new building is being put up to .replace the existing one as it would just cost too much to up- grade the current one. An expected September grand opening is planned. Customers will not only see a new building they will see new gas pumps, and a canopy over the pumps. Hot food choices will also be expanded. According to Schreck they will be adding more employees, but are unsure as to how many in addition a decision on extended hours of operation has also not been made. The project is in its early stages with many possible updates to come. By Terra Linn Of The Press Tuesday, May 25, Cub Scout Pack #70 braved the wind to learn all about an-plane and aerial spraying for one oftheir"Go See It" Pack activities. Glen Wharam of Valley Sprayers at the Park River Airport gave the curious and excited pack a tour of the hanger, grounds, and office. Wharam explained the parts of the plane to the Pack as he pointed them out on the plane itself. Several of the boys had many, many questions. Wharam easily answered all questions asked. Wharam then took the boys into the office to show them a video on the history, safety, and requirements of an aerial sprayer. "The boys were pretty excited," said Mark Helegson, Pack Leader. "Airplanes are so different then the day to day things that they see." The boys were able to take a peek inside the cockpit and get a look at all of the instntments. Some of them even got to sit in the cockpit. "The night came to an end with snacks, juice and a lot of smiles. Duane Kram was able to show his grandson, Joey Kram, the inside of the airplane.: JoeY had a tot:of questions for grandpa to answer andDuane was more than happy to educate him on anything he wanted to know. (Photo: Terra Linn) :: Blooms in June See lp, a, e 3 Girls/Boys State Candidates See pa,ge, s 5 & 8 What is years old, has 47 events and takes place over three days in two cities with thousands of participants? Answer: Page 3 Opinion/Informational Columns See page'4 State Track Photos See page 6