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Pa e6. . . .._. _. ..__...- ~w——fi*W-AL»»~~MMMB—u COMMUNITY WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, ULY 2|,202I North Dakota Outdoors: ND Game and Fish Department After nearly 40 years with the North Dakota Game and Fish De- partment, the last 15 years serving as director, Terry Steinwand has decided to retire at the end of July. Terry on his career path to be-, coming Director. I started out as a Garrison Di— version fisheries biologist. I man- aged the canal lakes and a few oth- er lakes around central North Dakota. Primarily worked in bio- ta transfer issues. In 1990, the chief of fisheries job came .open. I ap— plied for that and was fortunate enough to have the title for 15 years. When the director's position came open after Dean Hildebrand retired, I was actually asked to ap- ply for it by the govemor’s office and I applied for it and was ap- pointed. What comes to mind when asked about North Dakota's out- door resources? ' They change constantly. We can go from boom to bust in a re- ally big hurry. When I took over as fisheries division chief, we were in the middle of a drought. And, of course not having a whole lot of water on the landscape, our fisheries weren't doing very well. With 185 lakes and some of those pretty shallow at that point in time, we were pushing just trying to keep some recreational fisheries in those lakes. “Fast for- ward to 2006 when I became di— rector. We were actually in the middle of a wet cycle and there were 3.2 million acres of CRP on the landscape and we were really ramping up on the recreational fishing side of things, but eVen more so on birds, pheasants, grouse, whitetail deer they a were doing fantastic, so we were really seeing some tremendous hunting and fishing during that point in time. Since then, we‘ve lost about 2 million acres of CRP and we've seen other challenges associated in managing the resource or pro- ducing that resource.‘ Fisheries have continued to really climb though; the fisheries guys have done a tremendous job. Over 400 lakes managed for recreational fisheries right now and I can't think of one that's not a great fishery at this point in time. And of course, our wildlife division has done a Photo: NDGF Above: Director, Terry Stein- wand has decided to retire at the end of July. tremendous job of working our way back from a pretty low point in deer numbers. But again, one bad winter can set us back. We still need to continue working on the habitat issues. On dedicating his whole career to the outdoors. I got into this field because I love'to hunt and fish. Everybody who buys a license likes to hunt and fish and enjoy the outdoors. And I'm proud of that. I'm proud to be part of the process, part of the team, part of that whole commu- nity that provides opportunity. I want everybody's kids and grand- kids to enjoy what I've had the op- portunity to enjoy. And if we can make it better, then we should make it better. On what’s next. ‘ Once my boat is fixed, I'm go- ing fishing. And when fall comes around, I'm going hunting. But I‘m going to miss the people and I'm going to have to stay busy. And I have four grandkids from 1 to 5, not very old yet, and I want them to have the same love of the out- doors-that I gained. Granted, I had .alittle differentupbrihging on a farm and was able to do stuff that they aren't able to do right now. But I want to give them that op- pOrtunity. Let's go out shore-fish- ing at a little lake here. Let's go walk in the pasture. I want to show them what I was able to do as a kid. People in yOur . neighborhood: Jameson H By Jaden Rose of The Press Can you tell me a little about yourself and your business? there own donut Since you are a young business owner, what advice would you give other young individuals who want My name is Jameson Hahn, I’m to do something like this? 22 years old and I own Hahn’s Best advrce I could give rs be pre- Bakery. We make fresh donuts, pared to work. bread, and buns every day. I was looking at going to culinary school but wanted to get more practice in baking and. eventually ended up buying the bakery when Toby gave me the opportunity to buvit. What is your favorite part about working here? See the enjoyment on the kids faces when they come in and pick oilt Since you are a young business owner, what advice would you give other young individuals who want to do something like this? Best advice I could give is be prepared to wOrk. What is your favorite activity to do in the area? ' Waterfowl hunting is one of my favorite activities to do around the area. What is your favorite part about living in Walsh County? Small towns, you get to know everyone and be able to interact with the general public a lot easier. Make a stop at the Farmers Markets Farmer’s Markets are appearing in our small towns and roadside parking lots. I spotted Ruth, the gar- dener/farmer, once again, selling her red, new potatoes on the comer of Hill Avenue in Grafton this past- weekend. This just makes me gid- dy inside because I know the amount of planning and work she has pilt forth in“? growing 5;. 3 .7" those little spudsiandmmsm to share her results and make all her customers happy. ' p The same is true for the individ-’ uals and families who grow for the Park River Farmer’s Market. The in- vestment of time and money they spend in their gardens, kitchens or home, is so valued. The Farmer’s Market began last week and will be’ held every Thursday from 5230-? 6:30 PM on the comer of 4th Street West and Harris Avenue South. Many special events. are included each week. Check out the local F B page for the Park River Farmer’s Market. I love to stop by Farmer’s Mar- ketsinotherareaslhappentobevis— iting. So, what are Farmers Markets cahttheygse’ll? Farmer’s “marketsrareflblaees Where owcrs gather to sell their fresh pr uce and an array of other products, such as baked goods, cheese, eggs, jams, meats, poultry, plants, flowers, sewn items as well as arts and crafts. It’s not too late to be a part of the Park River Farmer’s Market. You don’t necessarily have to be at every event but could certainly be a part of one or more. my. Greta Whelan NDSU Master Gardener Farmer’s Market in Grafton put a lot of thought into planning their Farmer’s Markets weekly events. They took a survey to find out what the public wanted to see at the mar- ket. One thing that was suggested was information about using the pro- duce they are purchasing as well as gardening information and recipes. On Thursday, July 22 I will be strafing some great Field to Fork gar- dening information as well as recipes. The information I will share is from NDSU Extension and‘is all research based. You can ask me questions about gardening too and I will happy to assist you with any willlmcawu may need- I hope to be out "the Farmer’s Market as oflen as I can. I will have canning information in a few weeks. Green beans are showing up right now in the vegetable garden and I’d like to share one of my fa- vorite recipes using them. Gourmet Green Beans Ingredients: The committee that sets up the Flle Photo 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and rinsed 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons ND Honey 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 cup extra—Virgin olive oil Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add green beans and blanch (boil for about two minutes). Drain and cool green beans in an ice-wa- ter bath. 2. In a bowl, mash garlic with kosher salt. Add sugar and honey. ' Add in mustard, forming a paste. Whisk in vinegar. Slowly pour in olive oil and whisk well. , 3. Toss green beans andonion with dressing. Let sit for one hour be— fore serving. ‘ lect their representatives in the House and Senate? Punishment of ef- fectiveness strikes these advocates as arbitrary and unwise. Opponents of term limits also doubt that the mechanism will actu- ally curb the corruption that advocates claim is directly tied to careerism. As a consequence, there is no reason to set term ineligibility in consti- tutional concrete. The assertion of undue influence of lobbyists on mem- bers of Congress won’t be allayed, but rather exacerbated, by term lim- its, they say. While advocates of limits believe that members might look more closely at the merits of legislation, without the overbearing pres— ence of lobbyists, the reverse is true. Novice legislators will become more, not less, reliant on lobbyists once veteran legislators are removed from office. The loss of experience and expertise is reflected, they contend, in surveys conducted in states with term limits. In those states, lawmakers exhibit greater reliance on bureaucrats, agencies and lobbyists. As citizens ponder the question of the relative desirability of term lim- its, they would do well to grapple with the pros and cons of such a propo- sition. Both sides have good arguments worth consideration. ~- Adler is president of The Alturas Institute, created to advance American Democracy“ through promotion of the Constitution, civic education, equal protection and gender equal— ity. Send questions about the Constitution to Dr. Adler at NDWTPColumn@gmail.c'om and he will attempt to answer them in subsequent columns. This column is provided by the North Dakota Newspaper Association and Humanities North Dakota. LEGAL NOTICES WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, IULY 2|, 202| Notice To Creditors IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Wes R Welch, PC, Attorney at Law, PO Box 107, Park River, ND 58270 or filed . with the court. In the Matter of the Estate of Grace Peterson, deceased Probate No. 50-2021 PR-00038 NQIIQEMQIIQBS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to Ronald Schmidt 9961 31st St. NE, Tolna, ND 58380, Personal Representative of the estate, Dated this 25th day of June, 2021 Ronald Schmidt Personal Representative Wes R. Welch, PC PO Box 107 201 Briggs Ave. S Park River, ND 58270 (701 )284-7833 Attorney ID #05022 wesw@polarcomm.com .Attorney for Personal Representative (July 7, July 14, July 21, 2021) North DakOta newspapers also post public notices on www.ndpublicnotices.com at no additional charge to units of government. operation was propelled by steam, ‘and the only manpower needed was to pour the sugar into the open vats. The boilers were fueled with coke, with the smoke going into a copula so others couldn’t see it. Altogether, the equipment was valued at between $15-25,000 an enormous amount in 1932. Agents estimated the still had been operat- ing a mere eight days, but it had been efficient! In the rafters of the hog sheds, they found 2,500 gallons of moonshine that was finished and ready to go. Oscar Seiler owned the farm, but he’d been living in Long Beach, CA, for at least four years. Upon learning of the raid, Seiler immediately came back to check on his property. He was fu- rious and embarrassed, especially since he was a teetotaler (meaning he didn’t drink). Seil- er had rented the farm to Frank Bronk, who, aIOng with another man, was arrested and then By John Dyste, President North Dakota Grocers Association WEST FARGO, N.D. —Ask any grocer, and you will learn competition is at the heart of our business. Consumers cross the street every day to find a lower price, wider selection, or better cus- tomer service. Americans will drive an extra mile tosaveonagallonofmilkoraloafofbread. Com- petition is what pushes our industry to keep food prices as low as possible. Grocers who do not com- pete, do not last. Behind the scenes, our manufacturers, whole- salers, and vendors compete fiercely to get gro— cers’ business whether it is to supply product, maintain refiigerarion equipment or plow the park— ing lot during a snowstorm. The one place where competition is not found, hOWever, is the fees merchants pay to accept credit cards. When consumers use a Visa or Mastercard credit card to make a purchase, the card network and banks charge a “swipe” fee averaging 2.25 percent of the purchase price. While these fees may be hidden from the customer, there is no hiding their impact on a grocer’s bottom line. A couple of cents on the dollar adds up later released. While an investigation took place, nine men were ordered to demolish the still, a process viewed by hundreds of curious onlookers. Three large cesspools were dug and then filled with thousands and thousands of gallons the liquor and mash. The site of the ‘largest still west of Chicago’ can no longer be seen; it’s now covered by the Jamestown Reservoir. Dakota Datebook written by Merry Helm Bernt Wills, Geographer July 22, 2021 Bemt Lloyd Wills was born in this week in 1909 in Drake, ND. After grad- uating from high school in Casselton, he start- ed teaching, got his bachelors’ degree fiom Val- ley City State, his masters Montana State and his doctorate from Northwestern University. He served in the Navy during World War II and AREA VOICES Grocers Need Competition on Credit Card Fees quickly. Swipe fees for Vrsa and Mastercard alone amounted to $67.7 billion in 2019. That is more than double from 2009 even though better tech- nology and growing card volume have lowered banks’ costs, and the fees are set to go up again next year. These fees are most grocers’ second- highest cost after labor and drive up prices paid by the average household by hundreds of dollars a year. ‘ . The first place where competition falls by the wayside is in setting the fees. Rather than com- peting like other vendors, virtually all banks that issue Visa and Mastercard cards follow fee schedules set by the two networks and refuse to negotiate. Instead of working with grocers and oth— er merchants many of whom are also their loy- al clients — banks all too ofien align themselves with the card networks rather than trying to work with the small businesses in their community. The second place is when it comes to who processes the transactions. When a customer uses a Vrsa credit card, the transaction can only be processed over the Visa network, and the same for Mastercard. That is even though a dozen net- works like Star, NYCE and Shazam the net- taught at UND, where he became chair of the Geography Department. Dr. Wills wrote two books on North Dako- ta geography and was the first president of the Association of North Dakota Geographers. He also served as National Vice President of Gam- ma Theta Upsilon, a national professional ge- ographic fraternity, and served as National President for the group from 1955 1957. He was also awarded UND’s Alumni Award for out- standing teaching in 1976. Dakota Datebook written by Merry Helm “Dakota Datebook is a radio series from Prairie Public in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota arm with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council. See all the Dakota Datebooks at prairiepublicorg, subscribe to the “Dakota Datebook "podcast, or buy the Dakota Datebook book at shopprairiepublicorg. works that process debit card transactions could do the job if allowed. Credit card routing competition could save gro- cers and merchants in North Dakota and across the country an estimated $11 billion a year or more, according to paynmnts consulting firm CMSPI. . A 2010 law requiring similar routing competition for debit cards has saved merchants $9.4 billion a year, with about 70 percent of the saving passed along to consumers. I urge all members of the North Dakota con- gressional delegation to support efforts to bring competition to credit card routing and fees. Bringing swipe fees under control will give gro- cers throughout North Dakota the opportunity to expand, hire more employees and ofi'er better val- ue to customers; be it in lower prices or better serv- ice and selection. Visa and Mastercard have had their hands in the pockets of local merchants and shoppers in North Dakota for far too long. It is time for these hidden fees to be brought into the open, and for the card industry to face the same competition glo- cers and other businesses face every day.