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"-2 I SINGL[ 3 ISSUE NUMBER 1 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 201 2 Park River was a popu- lar place to be this 4th of July with crowds gathering to watch the parade despite omi- nous weather earlier that morning. Severe storms made way for high temperatures and humid conditions later on in the day. Only a drop or two rained on this parade, and every- one kept spirits high as they celebrated Amer- ica's independence. Top Left: Tyler John- son leads the way in the Kiddie parade in Park River on the 4th. Bottom Left: Charley Moen and Emma Gra- banski had a great time watching the pa- rade and getting candy while sitting curbside on main street Park River for the 4th of July parade. Right: Maddie Dahl (I-r) Elizabeth Luckraft, LaUfeq, Dahl . .... am T.ravis D hl re- flected in a curbside puddle left by the morning rains on the 4th. More photos on Page 10. Above: Train derailment a half mile south of Hoople, N.D., caused a mess last weekend af- fecting six cars of soybeans and damaging the tracks operated by Dakota Northern Railroad, By Allison Olimb ardous materials were involved. of The Press The heat warped the track at an area where HOOPLE, N.D.--On Friday, July 6 at the railroad curved and conditions were just around 4:45 p.m. a number of grain cars haul- right to cause an accident. ing soybeans from Columbia Grain in Crystal, Since then, crews have been working to rerail N.D., derailed about a half-mile south of the cars, clean up the soybeans spilled on site, Hoople, N.D. Crews have been working around and repair the damage. the clock to clean and repair the track. "They've been going hard at it," Linden said Dakota Northern Railroad based out of of the l0 contractors and 10 railroad employees Crookston, Minn., operates the section of track from Grafton and Crookston who have been that was affected, putting the rails back together again. Manager of Engineering Mike Linden said As of Monday afternoon, the repairs were on that the cause of the accident has been attributed schedule to have the track operational by noon to a "heat kink" in the rail line. Tuesday. Linden did not know what damages "Due to extreme heat, the track gave way," he came to from a financial standpoint. said. Dakota Northem Railroad is a Class III short He said that six grain cars loaded with soy- line railroad that operates over 72 miles of track beans were all that had been affected, no haz- in the northeastem portion of the state. 'Uniqpu[e Boutique' By Allison Olimb of The Press P A R K RIVER, N.D. -- Some people might know DeAnna Mc- Connel as the lo- tion lady. She has been creating, marketing, and selling Prairie Roots Goats Milk Products for years now and they have popped up every- where from Ye Olde Medicine Center to North County and more. Thanks to a little bit of ne- cessity and op- portunity, she has opened a store of her own. Prairie Roots Gifts and Col- lectables opened shop on Park River's main street right next to Mary's Classic shop in Cuts July 3. Mc- Country Connel said her Grafton "unique bou- helped to Above: DeAnna McConnel tries on some of her Prairie Roots lotion, which she has for sale at the store of the same name she opened in Park River's business district. The store has a collection of goods - new, homemade, col- lectable and vintage. tique" came Park River Store place to shop. said. about when she going. She set up The shop is a She explained needed to get her a comer in North little bit home- that they have lotion lab out of Country in Parkmade, a little bit homemade soy her house and ex- River and just vintage, a little wood wick can- pand. needed a place to bit southern, and dies, cards, vin- She had set up organize every-as original as the tage to modern North thing. Her mainpieces for sale. in street location"It's an up- tq w' hop and evolved from ascale resale get theworkshop to a shop," McConnel Co nu& ][9 a ne'5 A Minute with the Mayor See pa ,'e 2 Farmer's Market kicks off See pa , e 6 "D o,n't knodk dhe \ , eadhtelr. ][if it didha't dhamtg e once ibnt a while, niunte out of ten people o0,uldha't sluauut a c o)iqh,,a r ll i[on. Kim Hubbard Community news briefs See pa, e,3 Antique Tractor Ride info See' lp)a,B4"e 6