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I PAGE 2 THE PRESS DECEMBER 26, 2012 • Q • O BISMARCK, ND - - Gov. Jack Dalrymple, to drink and drive, we're going to stop you from o Four or more offenses in any thne period: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Rep. drinking.' That, coupled with tougher penalties, Class C Felony. At least one year and one day Kim Koppehnan have announced draft legisla- is what is needed to deter this problem," said At- in jail and a $2,000 fine. One year of custody tion that will strengthen North Dakota's law torney General Stenehjem. cannot be suspended. against drunk driving and enhance traffic safety "This legislation takes a tough, balanced ap- • Refusal to submit to a blood or breath test across the state, proach to refoml our laws to help cnrb drinking is made a criminal offense equivalent to a DUI. "'We cannot allow more and more lives to be and driving in our state. Tragedies such as the • Sentence for a DUI resulting in serious lost or irreparably harmed by drunk drivers." one, which took the young lives of the bodily injury must be served without benefit of Gov..lack Dalrymple said. "This proposal is Deutscher family, make it clear that we have a enforceable and a more effective deterrent for problem with the culture of drinking and driv- parole. those who would consider driving while under ing in North Dakota. Penalties can be tougher, • Sobriety monitoring through the 24/7 pro- the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs." and this legislation will do that. But changing gram is required as a condition of probation for The proposal calls for upgraded offense clas- a culture which tolerates drinking and chiving, a 11 DUI offenses. sifications and tougher lnandatory sentences for but then is outraged when chinking and driving • A mandatory probation period of six lnonths first-time and repeat DUl offenders. The pro- kills people, is a responsibility we all bear." for first DU1 offense; 12 months for second and posal extends the time period in which previous said Representative Koppehnan. third offenses and two years' probation for four DUI convictions are inchlded for penalty en- Key plovisions in the DUI proposal are: offenses or more. hallcements tbr repeat offenders. It would also ° Enhanced penalties: The percentage of accidents involving alco- require all DUI offenders to sel-ve probation o First Offense: Class B Misdemeanor Min- hol remains considerably higher in North and participate in a mandatory sobriety moni- inmm 10 days in jail (of which four days can- Dakota than the national average of about 31 toring program, not be suspended) and $750 fine. "'For years, we have been telling people that o Second Offense in 10 Years: Class A Mis- percent. Last year. 148 people died on North if they continue to drink and drive, we're going delneanor. At least 60 days in jail (10 days Dakota roadways and alcohol was involved in to stop them from driving. That has not been el- cannot be suspended) and $1500 fine.47 percent of the accidents. So far this year, 158 fective enough. Too many offenders have their o Third Offense in 10 Years: Class C Felony. people have died in North Dakota traffic acci- driving privileges suspended but drive anyway. At least one year and one day in jail (60 days dents and alcohol was involved in about 53 per- What we need to tell people is, 'if you continue cannot be suspended) and $2,000 fine. cent of the fatal crashes. income tax FARGO, N.D. NAgricultur- ning 2012 tax returns: el'aging) for North Dakota income livestock sales can be deferred un- al producers should do tax planning • The section 179 expense dec- tax calculations, til the next year by using a deferred before the end of the year based on tion is $139,000 tbr 2012. It gener- • Crop insurance proceeds and payment contract. Most grain ele- the infonnation known at this time. ally allows producers to deduct up govermnent crop disaster payments vators or sales barns will defer Traditionally, producers try to do tax to $139,000 of new or used ma- can be deferred to the next tax year sales until the next tax year. Pro- planning to limit their tax liability, chinery or equipment purchased in ifa producer is a cash-basis taxpayer With uncertainty in Congress, tax the tax year. There is a dollar-for- and can show that normally income ducers should be aware that they are rates may be higher in 2013 than dollar phase-out for purchases above from damaged crops would be in- at risk if the business becomes in- 2012. If so. it may be best not to de- $560,000. The section 179 expense eluded in a tax year following the solvent before the check is received fer as ranch income to 2013. election is scheduled to revert to year of the damage, and cashed. "In tax planning, it is best to start $25,000 for 2013 unless Congress ° A livestock deferral can be • Purchase machinery or equip- with year-to-date income and ex- acts. The reduction in this provision done for those who had a forced sale ment. Machinery or equipment pur- penses and estimate them for the re- greatly affects the ability for pro- of livestock because of a weather- chases can be made before the end mainder of the year," says Ron ducers to reduce taxable income, related disaster, of the year to get a depreciation or Haugen. North Dakota State Uni- • The additional first-year bonus • Here is what producers can do 179 expense deduction in 2012. versity Extension Service farm depreciation is available for 2012. before the end of the year to limit economist. "Do not forget any in- It is available for new property their tax liability: Information on agricultural top- come that was defened to 2012 from with a recovery period of20 years • Prepay farm expenses. Feed, ics call be found in the Farmers Tax a previous year. or less. It is equal to 50 percent of fertilizer, seed and similar expens- Guide, Publication 225. It can be ob- "Depreciation also needs to be es- the adjusted basis after any section es can be prepaid. Typically, dis- tained at any IRS office or can be or- timated." he says. "It is best to try 179 expensing. It is scheduled to ex- counts are received by paying for dered by calling (800) 829-3676. to spread out income and expenses pire Dec. 31.2012. these expenses in the fall. Produc- Any questions about these topics so producers don't have abnormal- • Income averaging can be used ers can deduct prepaid expmases that should be addressed to your tax pro- ly high or low income or expenses by producers to spread the tax lia- do not exceed 50 percent of their fessional or the IRS at (800) 829- in any one year. However, caution bility to lower income tax brackets other deductible farm expenses. 1040 or http://www.irs.gov. North p ho uld.obg . seg, in deferring too ...... in the three previous years. This is • Pay real estate taxes or interest. ' nugff e / e' io futureyearsbe;": done on scheduie J. tq0rth Dakota Paying taxes or interest can be ,.Dakota incometaxquestions can:be caus,&i may push you into a high- fanners hoelecttouseincomeaw donebefol-etlieend'ofth y arto addressed to the North Dakota Tax er takll t." : eragmg for federal purposes also increase 2012 expenses • -. Department at (877) 328,7088 or These are items to note for plan- may use Form ND 1FA (income av- • Defer income to 2013. Crop and bttp://wvv ,.nd.gov/tax/. Francis R. Francis R. Daninger. 70 of Hoople. ND passed away on Wednes- day, December 19, 2012 at the Jamestown Region- al Medical Center of Jamestown. Francis R. Daninger was born May 18, 1942 in St. Paul, MN the son of the late Charles and Gertrude (Redlick- net) Daninger. He graduated froln High School in Little Falls, MN. Following his education he en- listed in the United States Air Force. serving in Vietnam. Fol- lowing his discharge he worked as a financial officer in East Grand Forks. MN. Francis was united in marriage to Pauline M. Dubuque on November 6, 1965 in Sisseton. SD. He reenlisted in the Air Force and worked as an intelligence of- ricer, retiring in t988 after 22 t½ years of service. He later worked as a private contractor for the Department of Defense, retiring in 2004 and moving to Hoople, ND. Francis was a member of the Hoople American Legion Post #240 and the Air Force Associa- tion. Y0usaidit, NmhI ! NOTHING WORKS Ulil[l N NrSPAi: R ADI RTISilNIG. Daninger Francis is sur- vived by his wife Pauline of Hoople, ND; children: Jef frey Allan Daninger. Tanlpa, FL; Marie (Gary) Watts, Grand Forks, ND; Darryl (Valerie) Daninger, San Antonio, TX; Gwendlyn Daninger, Hoople, ND: three grand- children: Dylan Hardy, Philip and Shelby Cyr; two brothers: Roger (Diane) Daninger, Mayville, WA: John (Terrie) Daninger, Elysian, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Bmial will be Friday, December 28. 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the church in Park River. Military rites will be pro- vided by the Hoople kanerican Le- gion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- home.corn The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. ~o. ’.I.o.’.c o.,,z. Contact The Press: (7Ol) ~84-6533 wcpress @polareomm.corn Large Outdoor Display www.stennesgra nit e.com Beaut~fully Handcrafted Custom Designs Friendly Personal Service North on Hwy 220 East Grand Forks 218-773-7461 ()tx.n ~Weekdays H-5 Evening and Weekends By Appt~mtment Thursday: Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 10:30 9:30 a.m. Sunday School a.m, Vikur Tue: 9:30 Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Womens Bible Study. 9:15 a.m. Trinity 10:15 a.m. Sunday School St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Saturday 5:00 p.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtriparish.org/) Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: t0:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 10 a.m. Worship (http://www.parkriveroslc.com/) Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, VeseleyviUe. t0 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) • 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: Church at 11:00a.m No WinGS or Youth Group Bible study until January 9, 2013. Sunday,December 30th 10:30a.m. coffee andFellowship 11:00a.m. Worship service No Sunday School 7:00,8:00p. "Foundations" bible study Saturday, January 5th Men's/Boy's bible study and prayer breakfast 9:00a.m. Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Awana Children's Min- istry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Cadence Church Ministries, Park River (cadenceministries.com) Sunday, Dec. 30:7:30 p.m. Worship / Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan - 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park Rivet" 284'6086 tollefi'onfuneralhome.com Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byron~Jay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955 Hwv 17East. Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR 20o00 A MONTH/ CA,L rile PRESS 284-6333 TODAr: 301 Co. 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Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher Brook Slebodnik Office Manager 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Allison Climb Editor-in Chief Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Policy on Con'eqtions Any em)r should be repmled immedi,ately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a fi'ee reprint in the event of an internal e,vor. BUSINESS HOURS The Walsh Count Press is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon. Phone 701-284-6333 • Fax 71)1-284-6091, Email: wcpress@polarcomm.com LEVrER/AREA V()I(. ES POLl( Y The H:ulsh CounO, Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public inlerest. To be published, letter/article nmst: - Be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or o~ganizations. - The H:ulsh County Press rese~,es the right to shorten letters, edit out factua| errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or era personal nature. - The H'~tlsh C'mom: Press will not run letters from the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those oflhe author and do not represem the opinions of Tke H~Lvh (bunO' Prexx. - Be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from Ihe Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are oFsufficient interest. Edinburg, the schools of Park River, and the schools of Valley-Edinburg,