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'L,~.~-~ :- _k . SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 13 PARK iR, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY/OCTOBER I, 2014 i Park River Bible Camp hosts 39th annual Lutefisk and Mea l Dinner Photo: Larry Biri Park River Bible Camp hosted the 39th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, Sept, 28, A number of hungry souls braved the wet weather to benefit the camp and the works that they do. Above: The Lutefisk starts as a large fillet of cod, held by Bennie Langerud, then it iscut down into chunks by Paul Mohagen and Bonnie Mohagen loads the cut cod into racks that are to be placed into boiler kettles. By Allison Olimb for The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The North Dakota Industrial Com- mission has awarded a $240,000 grant to Park River Parks and Recreation from the state's Out- door Heritage Fund. Parks and Recreation will utilize the grant to build a 10 acre - 20 unit camp- ground with a comfort station. Parks and Recreation Presi- dent, Kyie Halvorson presented the grant application to the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Committee on Sept. 5. Also in attendance for the grant presentation were Jon Markusen, Nic Beneda, and Jolene Halld0rson. The Park River Parks and Recreation contracted the grant writing services with the Red River Regional Council. "Our next step is to get that land, 40 acres, surveyed so we can start with the campground," Halvorson said. Park River's recommendation was for $240,000 of the requested Above: Preliminary plans for the proposed complex with RV Park. $1.095 million project. The OHF board decided to not fund the baseball diamond portion of the plan. The board will continue seek- ing out grants for the ball diamond portion of the project to be able to Complete phase one and Halvorson said they intend to go back to the OHF board to see if they would fund landscaping plans for the project. They have not kicked off any official fundraising yet, but they do have some donations for the project in already. A Parks and Recreation Advi- sory Committee is assisting the Park Board with guidance, fundraising and future planning. The next steps for the camp- ground include: surveying the site, infrastructure, road con- Struction and planting of trees and natural grasses. The timeline i OHF Grant Cont page 5 By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This past September, Brian Weisz of Park Riv- er put on his rollerblades and competed in an inline half marathon in Du- luth, Minn. It wasn't his first, but it was something that less than a year ago he wasn't sure he would ever be able to do again. Last fall when Brian was out hunting, he didn't feel well. Balance prob- lems along with vision problems and nausea started to be a cause for con- cem. He went in to the hospital and was treated for the flu, but when it was- n't getting better his family knew that there must be something else go- ing on. "When I got up I had to hold on to the walls," he said. "I felt worse and worse." He said that his mom, Marcie, brought him in for a CAT Scan. That is when they discovered that he had a brain stem glioma. The growth was causing the vision problems, balance problems, and nausea. "I couldn't walk," he said. He was referred from one hospital to the next. No one wanted to op- erate because of the growth's location. Being so close to the brain stem, Brain Surgery Cor page 6 See page 2 PRAS kx 6 to bri back Chroric See page 7 issue See page 5 See page 8 i