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10 MIXED ADC 553 513 00-OO-00 47P lOT SMALL TOWN PAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584--2263 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 136 ISSUE 6 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 ~ii ;f!?i; ::i!:i~i!:~ii!!; i(i~ii:iiii:! !! Lelt: Iceland Prime Min- ister, Her Excellency Kaldn read- ies to give North Dako- ta Governor Doug Bur- gum a hug at the Her- itage Program at the Mountain Community Center during AOgust the Deuce: Jakobsdot- fir was thrilled to take the event and be to meet with west- em ice--who hdd soslronglytothe roo "1 admire your dedica- andworkJngtoFe- serve this unique histo- ry and hedlage," she said. With her visit, Prime Minister Jakobs- dotlir was the sitling Prime Minister to at- tend the Celebration, nnmg withthe 2005 of Prime Minister HalldorAsgnmsson. A sixth Prime Minister, Bjami,at- tended the Celebration in 2012whle as the Chairman of the In- dependence Party be- fore later becoming Min- ister of Finance, and then Prime Minister, in January of 2017. The Deuce of August Cele- bralion hosted the for- mer President of Ice- land, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson during the 100th Deuce of August Celebration in 1999, and has been attended by multiple Ambassa- dors from Iceland to the U.S. and Canada, and mulliple Cabinet Ministers. Jakobsdordr was elected in 2017. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River has been named the first North Dakota Vision Zero Com- munity. Vision Zero is North Dako- ta's strategy to eliminate motor ve- hicle crash fatalities and serious injuries. The annoucement was made by officials representing the lead Vision Zero agencies -- the North Dako- ta Department of Transportation (NDDOT), the North Dakota De- partment of Health (NDDoH) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) as part of Walsh County Road Day hosted by the North Dakota State University Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP). Vision Zero Cont page 2 COMMUNITY fatalities. Zero excuses. Above: Park River City Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson, Mayor Dan Stenvo id, Audi- tor Ann Berg accept the honor of Park River being named a vision zero uommunity at watsn uounty Roao Day GRAFTON, N.D. -- Congress- man Kevin Cramer met with resi- dents of the Grafton areaAug. 3 to discuss trade, agriculture and rural health issues. Cramer toured the recently up- dated Unity Medical Center and the new Community Health Service clinic. Health care for veterans, providing high quality and afford- able rural health care, and meeting staffing needs were among the top- ics Crarner covered with hospital and clinic administrators. He hosted a Trade Townhall for area producers to discuss trade and tariffs. "There is plenty on the table right now regarding these issues," Cramer said. "I want to hear your ideas and concerns, especially as they impact North Dakota agricul- ture." Joining Cramer for the Trade Townhall was Peter Davidson, the General Counsel for the U.S. De- partment of Commerce. Davidson was raised in Minnesota, and has family ties to North Dakota. Early Cromer Cont page 6 WaSh County Presenl Road Day See page 2 Post 147 finishes state in second See page 8 When roots are d there ~s no r the wind. See page 3 Bringing Iceland to Mountain See page 14