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J~ SINGLE $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 3 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JuLY 23, 2014 . ! !: GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- In a continuing effort to end the prob- lem of impaired driving, the North- east Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force conducted a month long high visibility enforcement event. Several North Dakota law enforcement agencies across the state provided additional law en- forcement presence on rural, city and state roads throughout the re- gion for the entire month of June. During this recent unified sat- urated patrol effort, the results from the Northeast Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force are: 7 driving under the influence arrests 8 other alcohol related arrests 3drug arrests 13 speed citations 3 safety belt violations 2 felony violations 2 suspended driving arrests 60 total cit tion i 18 total contacts Impaired driving is defined as a motorist operating a vehicle while under the influence of alco- hol, legal or illegal drugs. Any use of alcohol or drugs can affect a motorist's driving ability. Offi- cers encourage motorists to des- ignate a driver if they plan to drink alcohol and to observe warn- ing labels on prescription med- ications. Both alcoholic beverages and prescriptions can alter judg- ment and motor skills, and result in dangerous impaired driving. In the Northeast Grand Forks Region, 7 law enforcement agen- cies participated in the second quarter of this program which DUI Task Force k Cont. page 6 Photo: Larry Biri Above: Hoople Mayor Rodger Hall (I to r) and his wife Kristi join Johnny Holm on stage with Lowell Hurtt Jr, Lynda Hurtt and Dan Johnson during the Hoople 125th celebration at The Johnny Holm Band concert held Saturday night. Dan took a moment to thank Rodger and Lynda for everything that they did for the celebration and for the community including Rodger's service to the community as mayor for the last 24 years. He also thanked Lynda for serving as auditor for the past 15 years. For more coverage from the Hoople 125th turn to the back page, In the event of an emergengy: GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- September. The UND School of North Dakota Simulation, Teach- Medicine and Health Sciences ing, and Research for Healthcare provided an in-kind contribution Education (ND STAR) at the Uni- of staff salaries to complete the ed- versity of North Dakota School of ucation program. Medicine and Health Sciences The following hospitals will has received a $1,785 grant from participate in the training: the Dakota Medical Foundation to Carrington Health Center support "Drive-by Simulation: In- Cooperstown Medical Center situ Simulation Training for ND Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake Critical Access Hospitals." The Essentia Medical Center, Far- project was designed to provide go critical access hospital staff in Sanford Medical Center, Far- the area served by the Dakota go Medical Foundation the opportu- Unity Medical Center, Graflon nity to receive training in an emer- St. Aloisius Medical Center, gency childbirth experience. The grant will cover travel expenses for Training the necessary staffto accomplish the project during August and Col'It page 6 Photo: Submitted Above: William Skjerven family members and friends at the centennial celebration of the North Dakota's gift to the people of Norway given 100 years ago By David W. Skjerven for The Press OSLO, Norway-- 100 years ago on July 4th, 1914 the people of North Dakota gave to the people of Nor- way a bust of Abraham Lincoln as a gift in celebration of the 100 year signing of the Norwegian Constitution. This beautiful bust of Abraham Lincoln was created by North Dakota sculptor Paul Fjelde. Part of the then Governor of North Dakota, Gover- nor Hanna's delegation were Haakon and Elisa Skjer- ven who had immigrated from Norway and homesteaded in Walsh County in 1881. With them was their 13 year old son William Skjerven. William Skjerven Sr later owned and operated Skjerven's Garage in Park River and along with his wife Gunna Skjerven were promi- nent citizens of Park River, North Dakota. At the statue's dedication parade and it's placement in Fogner Park, Oslo, Norway, 100 years ago young William Skjerven was picked to carry the American flag at the head of the parade. (At one time there was a pic- ture of Grandpa carrying the flag in this parade but it was damaged and lost when his basement flooded) Norway Corm page 5 See page 2 fnmi: n',emo or See page 7 'q-his big-wheeled wide load ain't goin' any faster. So just smile and wave and tip your hat, to the man up on the tractor. ~ Craig Morgan Learn howto preserve dammolfered See page 6 Some super See page 8