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THE A/ALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Page 5 By Governor Doug Burgum BISMARCK, N.D. --Actions taken by President Trump and his administration dur- ing his nearly eight months in office have been a wind at our back for North Dakota's econ- omy. Whether rolling back overreaching regu- lations that threatened our coal industry and our farmers' livelihoods, providing relief for drought-stricken ranchers, or approving pipeline infrastructure that adds value to the North Dakota oil industry, this pro-energy, pro- agriculture, pl/o-business administration has benefited residents statewide. Yet this strong start pales in comparison to the enormous potential for tax reform to stimulate the economy in North Dakota and across the nation. Like many Americans, we're eager to learn more details of President Trump's tax re- form plan as it's refined by his administration and Congress. But already we recognize some of the basic principles as sound, because they've been working in North Dakota for 25 years. Reductions in individual and corporate in- come taxes, common-sense regulations and a business-friendly environment began under Gov. Ed Schafer, expanded under Govs. Ho- even and Dalrymple and continue today. The result: a robust North Dakota economy that has largely been able to weather a severe down- turn in crude oil and farm commodity prices. Just last month, the website www.fitsmall- business.corn named North Dakota the best state to survive a recession, citing the state's low unemployment rate, GDP growth and low ratio of state debt to income. This resiliency did not happen by accident or good fortune. As President Trump astute- ly pointed out in his speech Wednesday at the Andeavor refinery in Mandan, ,'North Dako- ta chose to embrace American industry and the American worker even when many in Wash- ington wanted to tax and regulate your in- dustries totally out of existence." That's not to say our state is without its chal- lenges. Drought and volatile commodity prices remind us how susceptible we are to forces beyond our control and accentuate the need to diversify our economy. Diversification, innovation and investment will lift our nation and our economy only if we can be liberated from the burdensome, cumbersome, outdated tax code that puts U.S. businesses at a disadvantage in the global marketplace. The president's proposal to reform the tax code, including corporate income taxes, is long overdue. Because, in the end, every tax comes out of the wallet of a human being. The corporate income tax may sound like it's paid by the company, but ultimately the tax is a cost of doing business that is paid by the consumers of that company's products, the shareholders of the company, or their workers in the form of lower wages or fewer jobs. With one of the world's highest corporate tax rates, we have been systematically pun- ishing our very best U.S. companies to the point they move their operations overseas, where they keep and reinvest those profits. This kills investment and job creation in the Unit- ed States. Allowing trillions in profits to return to our country would be a historic stimulus to U.S. investment and innovation and help ac- celerate the return of our national GDP growth to higher levels. Core components of the president's plan are worthy of serious debate and consideration: cutting taxes for low- and middle-class fam- ilies, shrinking the current seven tax brackets to three, doubling the standard deduction, re- pealing the Alternative Minimum Tax and de- bilitating death tax and closing tax breaks and loopholes for special interests. Americans deserve a cooperative, biparti- san effort from Congress to help our nation re- gain its competitive edge, grow the economy, create jobs and return wealth from Washing- ton back to the people who make our nation prosper. And voters should hold to account those who obstruct comprehensive tax reform. All North Dakotans can be proud that the President held up North Dakota's pro-growth, pro-agriculture, pro-energy and pro-business approaches as an example for the nation to fol- low. Now, with federal tax reform, we have a historic opportunity to restore the United States' competitivel ess as the example for the world to follow. O STATEWIDE -- Law enforcement agencies across the state partici- pated in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from August 18 through September 4, 2017, to deter motorists from driving impaired. A total of 689 citations were attributed to the added enforcemerft pa= trols. Of the total citations, 57 were alcohol-related with 49 driving un- der the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 52 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 34 drag-related arrests. Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and stopping it can prevent tragedies on North Dakota's roads. Over the past five years in North Dako- ta, more than 300 people have died in an alcohol-related crash, Walsh County Three Rivers Soil Conservation Disla-ict Funding for ad tipnal; traffic enforcement is provided by fed- era[ grant monr dism"lMtert o NDDOT. High-visibility en- forcement for traffic,safety is one elcmerg of a collaborative effort to elim- inate motor vehicle deaths in North D ota. Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at ndcodefortheroad.org or join the conversation on the Code for the Road Facebook or Twitter page. View memorials of individuals who lost their life due to an impaired driv- er at ndcodefortheroad.org/memorial. may need to try a different activity, for example, switching from walking to water aerobics. But it you're having severe, sharp or constant pain, or large increases in swelling or your joints feel hot or red, you need to stop and see your doctor. Exercising Aids To help you exercise at home, the Arthritis Foundation offers a variety of free online videos (see Arthritis.org/living-with- arthritis/exercise/videos) to guide you through a variety of exercises. Or there are arthritis exer- cise DVDs you can purchase for a few dollars through Collage Video (CollageVideo.com, 800- 819-7111) or the Arthritis Foundation Store (AFstore.org). Also see Go41ife.nia.nih.gov (or call 800-222- 2225), a National Institute on Aging resource that offers a free exercise guide that provides illus- trated examples of different exercises. If you need some motivation or don't like ex- ercising alone, ask your doctor about exercise pro- grams in your area for people with arthritis. Hos- pitals and clinics sometimes offer special pro- grams, as do local health clubs and senior cen- ters. The Arthritis Foundation also conducts exer- cise and aquatic programs for people with arthri- tis in many communities throughout the U.S. Con- tact your local branch (see Arthritis.org/local- offices, or call 800-283-7800 for contact infor- mation) to find out what may be available near you. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. 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He was born in Literary societies, Drama (they Haldimand County, Ontario, in presented "The Merchant of 1858. He opened a store in Kens- Venice, Updated," last year, Glee" ington in 1881, then moved his Club and choruses, tennis and building to Park River in 1884. volleyball. "Social Life"--there Catherwood was in general mer- will be a number of parties (for stu- chandise for several years, and dents and faculty only). thenbought SAHuseth'sjewelry. Threshing yields around He moved to Oregon in 1910. Grafton are running from 5 to 30 152 more Walsh County men bushels per acre. To the west sev- were called in for their physical eral fields have been turned into exam. Ttie county's quota is 137. pasture. 91 of them were either unfit or ex- Harold Dougherty and Charles empted. O'Brien went to Chicago to pick Fordville residents now can enjoy electric lighting, up Dougherty's new Standard. It An interpretation handed down is a 7-passenger, 80-hp beauty. by the state's Attorney General de- Services at the Baptist Church clares that no shooting, horserac- every Sunday--in Norwegian at ing, or any other public sport may 11:00, in English at 7:30. occur on Sunday. Interestingly Near the end of the month the September 16, Sunday, is the first first contingent of Walsh County draftees left for training camp. A day of hunting season. The coun- ty sheriff says to put off hunting huge contingent of county resi- until Monday, or you will be ar- dents was there to see the boys off. rested. Said one Park River editor, it was Last month "Baron" Henri safe to say that between 6000 Malaussene lectured at the Lyric and 9000 people were present at about his war experiences. The the gathering in Leistikow Park. lecture was very well received, but There were bands from Grafton, there are a few problems. First, he Mandt, and Park River, in addition is neither a Baron, nor a veteran; to a "kiltie" band from Grand all his stories from the front were Forks. fantasies. The second is that his And lastly, an unfortunate head- speaking fee was paid in cash, and line in the Park River Gazette has disappeared, along with the ex- read "Fertile Couple Married" (It tra donations that the "Baron" would probably be best not to go collected for the French Red Cross. any farther with this.) 7 By Duane Elness on its side and push it down just far Your County Soil Conservation enough that the top of the nut is District Technician even with the surface of the soil. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- 1. When it germinates, both the root Gather the acorns as soon as they and the stem will emerge from the fall from the tree. Be sure that they pointy tip of the nut. have fallen naturally and not just 6. Place mulch over the spot. been cut by a squirrel. Ripe acorns This should be an inch or two are brown. Generally, when a tree thick. Straw and leaves both work sheds its acorns, the nuts are ready well. The purpose of the mulch is to go into the ground, to even out the temperature of the 2. Remove any husks (cups) soil and to prevent the soil from that are still on the nuts. Place the drying out, but still allow air cir- acorns in a bucket full of water. Let culation. them soak for at least an hour, then 7. Keep the soil moist but not scoop out any acorns that are wet. Just useafingeronceaweek floating. Sound (good) acorns will to make sure it is still moist. not float. Unsound (bad) acorns 8. If sown properly, acorns float, usually because an insect has usually germinate in the fall. bored through the shell and into the Acoms use most of the energy nut-meat. If you can't plant them stored in the nut to produce the immediately, store them in the root. About a month after they refrigerator in an open plastic were sown, they should have roots bag. Also, it's a good idea to soak six to eight inches long. The root the acorns in water overnight just helps supply nutrients to produce before planting, the top--- the stem and leaves. But 3. Decide where you want the they normally will not send the tree to stand. Oak seedlings can be stem up above ground till the fol- transplanted, but it is much better lowing spring. to sow the acorn in the place you 9. Come spring, you will see want the tree. This eliminates the that the weight of the snow has possibility of transplant shock, compacted the mulch. Gently pull Oaks prefer full sun. And pick a back the mulch from the middle of spot that has plenty of room to the hole so that when the seedling grow--- at least twelve feet from emerges it doesn't need to fight its other trees and structures,way up through the mulch. 4. Remove the grass from the 10. Keep the grass away andthe chosen location. The roots of ground moist for the rest of the young trees do not compete well summer and a year after you put against the roots of grass. Use a the nut in the ground, your oak tree spade or hoe to remove the grass should be thriving. from a spot about 16" across. Dig Note: The foregoing procedure deep enough to get all of the generally works well to germinate roots. Knock off as much of the the seeds of many kinds of trees. dirt as possible. If it is thick sod, Just remember that the smaller the it may be necessary to add some seed or nut, the more shallowly it dirt taken from elsewhere. Put should be covered. The seeds of the soil back and arrange it so that ash trees, box-elders, and other there is a shallow basin--- to catch maples only need about an eighth water. Pour enough water into of an inch of dirt over them. Large the basin to saturate the soil. nuts such as those of the walnut, 5. Sow the nut in the center of butternut, and buckeye can go a lit- the basin. The damp soil should be tie deeper. loose enough to simply push theIf you have any questions, acorn in with a finger. Lay the nut contact us at 284-7363. Your community. Your paper. Your story. Contact Allison or Brook at the Walsh County Press 284-6333 or wcpress@polarcomrn.com