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m "7" th 0 0 I- u udl'~ ,I-.U~" ~k J J ~Le3tI3I'NU3 SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 9 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 By Allison OUmb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The City of Park River has agreed to a contract with the Walsh County Sheriff's Department under which the county will continue to offer full time police protection within tlie lim- its of the city of Park River. At a recent Walsh County Com- missioner's meeting, Park River City Council Member Dwight By- ron approached the commissioners regarding a possible renegotiation of the contract ,cjtm. g concern. A public meeting regarding the future of policing in the city was held on Monday, Aug. 28 with both the Park River City Council and the Walsh County Sheriff's Depart- ment in attendance to address con- cems. ProtectJng PR Cont. page 3 / Photo: Larry Bid Above: Bill Bjorneby (Right) gets some help from Cayton Bushey feeding the threshing machine s 'aw bundles at the 42nd Annual Northeast North Dakota Pioneer Machinery Association Threshing Show. By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Earlier this month a dog named Ri- ley, a Siberian Husky owned by the Benny Martinez family of Niagara, N.D was honored for her act of bravery. Branden, 7, Daniel and David, 5, and Ruben, 3, were play- ing outside. "Daniel ran to the road when suddenly a truck who did not stop at the stop sign was about to run over my son," said the boys' mother Sara Martinez. "Riley our 10 month husky pushed Daniel onto the ditch." Daniel was frightened. He saw how Riley had been thrown off the road and he ran to his mother, screaming, "Mommy, mommy, Riley died!" "I went to where he was pointing and there was Riley, very badly injured," Sara said. The Martinezs took the dog to Park River Veterinary Clin- ic where Dr. Gerard Dahl examined her. 'When we took her to the vet we were told that she had to be in observation, " Sara said. Dr. Jeanette Bjornstad was brought in to help when Dahl dis- covered the amount of damage that had been done. "We had to amputate," Dahl said and he trusted Bjornstad to help with the major part of the surgery. Bjomstad explained that there had been no fractures, but Riley had suffered Left: Brothers David Martinez (Left) and Daniel play fetch with Ri- ley. The loss of her leg hasn't slowed her down. Right: Dr. Jeanette Bjomstad checks in on Riley who was injured when she saved Daniel (Left) from being hit by a ck. She was named Hero of the Year by NDVMA for her actions Heroof the Year Cont page 2 See page 2 Aggie goes international See page 8 "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself:.' Joseph Campbell Aggies fall in opener See page 7 Return of the students See page 13 t