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Local connection to Winter Olympics [Court report Ask a Trooper While you're watching television print and audiotape, work is primarily correspondence to I coverage of the Winter Olympics this month, you probably won't be aware of all the preparations that are needed to organtze an international event such as this. Ortonville High School graduate, Vera Randall, an expert about one facet: providing information in alter- nate formats for the sight-impaired spectators and press. She is president of Braille Plus, Inc. of Salem, OR which has convert- ed the Accessibility Guide for the 2002 Winter Games into braille, large The corporation also will provide programs, media and athlete guides, and maps for the 2002 Paralympics in March also in Utah. Randall says, "It's a real thrill to be part of such a big event and to know that we are helping everyone, includ- ing the blind, to thoroughly enjoy the spectacle!" This project will invoh,e producing and shipping about one ton of braille, large print and audiotaped documents for their use. Braille Plus is celebrating its 10th year in business. Although its routine visually impaired clients of state agencies in Oregon, the Internethas (Week---fJ--a-n-2-9-'2- 2)pT 'ILLEI'OI ltSll DE brought them diverse work ord'd ORTONV L such as technical and mathematics"'%, Jeffery Floyd Athey, Ortonvitle. college textbooks, radio scripts for Peeding 45/30, Fined $55. Surcharge Ray Charles, international conven- $35, Court Costs $15 tions, and, most recently, the Olympics. Besides her husband, Davey Hulse, who is blind and does much of the quality control, the corporation employs transcribers, readers and tac- tile graphics specialists. "Our team helps the company live up to its motto: 'Every format. Every day. And everything RIGHT!"' NOT TOO YOUNG TO WANT TOHELP OUT. Four-year-old Rhaelee Gronholz, daughter of Rob and Kristi Gronholz of Big Stone City, SD, donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love charity last week. Her hair- cut was witnessed at Hair Classics in Ortonville. The State Patrol-reminds parents: y in e Secure childre n safel vehici " "' SZtate l"retiiV;cJ.s 'r pre:" av apr]fiaii'gy" l'"rnarigd'rJ'vei's .... arents "or caregivers have 'heard'or  redid about booster seats but only 30 percent of parents or caregivers actu- ally use them with their four to eight year olds. For more information on child restraints, visit The Safe & Sober campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety. The program was designed to reduce traffic crashes and serious injuries. venting child fatalities and injuries related to motor vehicle crashes dur- ing a Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Safe & Sober enhanced enforcement period from Feb. 11 through Feb. 17, 2002. According to the DPS Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), nearly 70 percent of child fatalities and severe injuries in Minnesota crashes could be prevented if children would be properly secured in motor vehicles. Troopers from the Marshall office of the Minnesota State Patrol will enforce the Minnesota Child Restraint can be directly cited for improper child restraint use. According to the OTS, 65 percent of child safety seats in Minnesota are used incorrectly, and 27 percent of child safety seats are so grossly mis- used they provide for no safety func- tion at all. The misuse or non-use of child restraints contributed to 63 fatal- ities or injuries of children four years of age and younger in 2000. Other reports also display Minnesota's child restraint problems. According to the Boost America! 50 State Study, 92 percent of Minnesota Eric James Collins, Ortonville, Speeding 40/30, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Teresa Marie Walker, Appleton, Speeding 44/30, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15 Vivian Marie Knutson, Odessa, Expired Registration, Fined $15, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. David Allen Cornelisen, Ortonville, Crim Damage/Prperty, Fined $500, Stayed $150, Surcharge $35, Restitution $ 318.77, Court Costs $10, JailPrison: Stayed 30 days for 1 yrs. Jeremy James Dockter. Big Stone City, SD, Fail to Yeild Right of Way, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. MN HIGHWAY PATROL Michelle R. Martel, Bloomington, IL, Speeding 70/55, Fined $55, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Nolan Gregory Fetters, Ortonville, Speeding 65/55/Wrong Address on DL Fined $50, Surcharge $70, Court Costs $30. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Lance Cole Eaglestaff, Eagle Butte, SD, Speeding 80/55. Failure to Appear, DI Suspended. John L. Parker, Superior, WI, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15 Peter Joseph Waldner, Alberta. Speeding 66/55, Fined $45. Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Ryan James Dwyer, Ortonville, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. John Andrew Hanratty, Ortonville, Driving Intox/.19/.lO/More W/I 2 Hrs, Fined $1000, Stayed $500, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 2 yrs. Michael Royce lverson, Claire City, SD, Speeding 68/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $35. Court Costs $15. Ashley Marie Siegel, Wheaton, Speeding 40/30, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Cory Michael Fuhrman, Graceville, Inattentive Driving, Fined $150, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. ORTONVILLE CITY A"rrY. Russell Carlson, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $50, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. by: Trooper Tim Rust of the MN State Patrol Tim: Every winter in Minnesota I see people driving with a windshield that is significantly covered with snow or frost. Frequently I wonder how many of these drivers can see to drive safely. Is there a law in Minnesota that requires a driver to clear the windshield'? If so, is the law ever enforced? You are not alone when you wonder how some motorists can drive safely with their windows covered. The fact of the matter is that 90% of driving is visual. To be safe, it is essential for us to always be able to see what is going on around us as we drive. Minnesota State Statute 169.71 subdivision 3 states: "no person shall drive any motor vehicle with the windshield or covered with steam extent as to Motorists in aware that the becoming and actual and on the roadway, in operating the driving- 169.14 statutes are Minnesota. One of the best to minimize the the inside of the defrosters clear the snow before Clearing all the driving is time the time, money of an easily impaired vision. Our Body o H Most Com le DILLAN AND JORDEN ROGC Featuring a friendly atmosphere where watch TV with toys for the You'll always be greeted with a PROGRESS COLLISION & GLASS Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free: -'v .., '.,I1"..,:  h,,ehO .. ..... d ....... 01 "w'v,Pv.ort C www'rtnvJfleindependent'crn ' """ '  r,., ,, ..-- ,t .- w,,v .arLoavilleJrzde43.enden t. corn :orn w,vw.c www.orIcr-viil.:-:.;iP.,Oe:,::;rO,;r,t.cov "; r!; wwv-C www.ort.onviileinde www.ortonvilleinde www.ortonvi!leiP,.cevenden www,ortor'..viileindepena ,w,v,ortonvilleindepen ww,w,ortor-villeinoev www,ortonvitleinde .q'c.%v, C W'4Vv'.C www.orfonviilei wwv.orlor:vill{ w'ww,ortonvitl Want to know what "s going on in the Or :onville area? 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Please use extreme caution if traveling within the Taffe Wildlife Management Unit, as open water and thin ice could exist. It will be difficult to determine how safe the ice is on this pond Thank you! MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Fisheries Log on to www.0rt0r00v" official website of The Ortonville Independent Site updated each Wednesday. headline news sports coverage classified:00 full color photos of local l000000tppenings Let us know what you think. "A,%;'., rlODVl} w'w:'r:v"A Stoo call 320-839-6163 or e-mail us at w'": "n:'ii'! - in, ,,,,.,oo.,,py\\; ,,,w.,v o,,.v,p!n \\; ww, -.ortonvi!leinder3 THE INDEPEN www, ortoP,.villeindependent, c om c om www,orfonvilleindependent,com www.orfonv ieindeoendenLcom Page 14  INDEPENDENT