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anza Education Center of winter fun activities was perfect for cross- snowshoeing, sled- rides at Bonanza on Sat., Feb. 15. from the surround- part in the activities, graders from program. Were the first to enjoy that was constructed landing this at Bonanza. With the and ravines, it was a and test of everyone's hill, with tobog- a big hit especial- ! Special thanks to Roe and their sons horse-drawn sleigh thrilling ride down the .beach and then out for a Following the activi- and cookies were the Bonanza building. is inter- are lucky enough to snow, Bonanza does and snowshoe- available to accommo- DALEN ROE AND HIS WIFE KRISTIN provided sleigh rides to visitors around the park and out on the ice at Bonanza Education Center recently. report 18, 2003) Schmidt, Ortonville,, Fined $100, Surcharge Bilben, Big Stone City, river, Fined $35, Court Costs $10, 10 days for 1 yrs. Carlson, Ortonvitle, $1000, Stayed $500, Court Costs $10, Stayed 30 days 1 yrs. Big Stone City, tion/2nd, Fined $200, Court Costs $I0, 10 days for 1 yrs. Knoell, Madison, Failure to Appear, DL Bellingham, Fined $40, Surcharge PATROL tel Gilsdorf, Graceville, 5, Fined $35, Surcharge s$15. Kraus, Rosholt, SD, Fined $55, Surcharge Milbank, SD, Fined $35, Surcharge s$15. Patrick, St. Stephen, Fined $95, Surcharge 'trude Rahn, Johnson, 5, Fined $95, Surcharge s$15. ie Bertram, Herman, Fined $35, Surcharge $15. k Tuff, Dawson, Speedin'g $120, Surcharge Montevideo, Violation, Fined 2osts $25. Rethke, Ortonville, Fined $65, Surcharge g15. Jr., Mitchell, 80/55, Fined $95, $15. iedy, Milbank, SD, $55, Surcharge Simonson, Graceville, Fined $55, Surcharge Carlson, St. James, Fined $95, Surcharge ]5. Dufner, Buxton, SD, $55, Surcharge t%e Labatte, Veblen, SD, 57 Connect Up To 4 TVs .... ..::Ue our equipment and connect up to 4 TVs to satellite. It all starts with a $49.99 Activation i:) Fee, and Free Standard Professional Installation. 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'i;; SKlERS MAKETHElRWAYUPoneofthehillsonthenewtrailat benef,t Minnesota hospitals Bonanza Education Center. The good news is that hills always have a down side! Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. ATTY Heather Marie German, Waseca, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $300, Stayed $250, Surcharge $35, Restitution $39, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 15 days for 1 yrs. DNR Steven Robert Morrissette, Clinton, No License in Possession, Fined $5, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. GRACEVILLE POLICE DEFr Susie Schwalbaugh, Fargo, ND, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $300, Stayed $225, Surcharge $35, Restitution $205.52, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 1 yrs.. Living Hope to hold family night Living Hope Fellowship (First Assembly of God), Ortonville will be hosting a Family Night on March 2 beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is wel- come to an evening of fun for the entire family. There will be puppets, songs and games. As part of his effort to introduce 10 new bills in 10 days, Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton-D., introduced new leg- islation Wednesday to aid Minnesota hospitals, including teaching hospi- tals, rural hospitals and community hospitals. Sen. Dayton and his staff worked closely with the Minnesota Hospital Association to draft the Rural Health Care Equity Act of 2003, which provides Medicare payment improvements to hospitals. Medicare payment shortfalls for Minnesota hospitals have quadrupled over the last few years to reach $258 million in 2001. A total of 122 of Minnesota's 140 hospitals (89 per- cent) are experiencing negative Medicare margins, which means that they are receiving Medicare payments from the federal government that do not meet the cost of caring for Medicare beneficiaries. Nationally, one out of two hospitals (50 percent) experience negative Medicare mar- gins. "Minnesota's hospitals struggle with the growing challenge of meet- ing the increasing demand for health care services in the face of increasing budget cuts. That has left us in a posi- tion where it is becoming more and more difficult to meet the needs of patients, something that Sen. Dayton recognizes in introducing his legisla- tion," said Brtace Rueben, president of the Minnesota Hospital Association. Dayton's bill is designed to help hospitals in Minnesota be able to respond to the challenges they face, including workforce shortages, increased costs of drugs and technolo- gy, unfunded federal mandates, bioterrorism readiness activities, and increased numbers of uninsured patients. This bill would: • Provide a full inflationary increase (3.5 percent) for Medicare inpatient services; • Equalize the standardized Medicare payment rate between rural and urban hospitals; • Maintain the indirect medical education adjustment (physician training component) at 6.5 percent; • Establish the Rural Community Hospital Assistance Program to pro- vide enhanced Medicare payments for rural hospitals to invest in technology and capital improvements, and, • Provide flexibility to the 25-bed limit for critical access hospitals. "We cannot allow the health care systems which serve so many of our citizens, to crumble because we are not adequately funding them," Dayton said. "It is a matter of fair- ness." BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Jonathan David Duhme, Morristown, Speeding 66/55, Fined $50, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Elaine Marie Nold, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding 40/30, Fined $40, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Kenneth Eric Ballhagen, Sauk Rapids, Open Container/Owner/All, Fined $105, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 10 days for I yrs. Christopher'Donald Karsky, Clinton, DWII. 141DWIIThird Degree, Fined $1500, Stayed $500, Surcharge $335, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 120 days for 4 yrs. Joshua Allen Lee, Ortonville, Cont. To Del. of Minors, Fined $300, Stayed $150, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 Days for 1 yrs. Michael Craig Ritter, Graceville, No BactDUI-3rd Degree, Fined $1000, Stayed $650, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 2 yrs. Michelle Lee McTighe, Appleton, Speeding 45/35, Fined $40, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Several provisions in the Rural Health Care Equity Art of 2003 were advanced last year when the late Sen. Paul Wellstone introduced the Rural Hospital Community Assistance Act. The Minnesota Hospital Association brought its concerns of reduced Medicare payments to Sen. Dayton who embraced this legislation. This bill is estimated to enhance Medicare payments to Minnesota hospitals by roughly $200 million over a five-year period. Minnesota's hospitals provide essential inpatient, outpatient and post-acute care services to more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries. Small, rural hospitals in particular, face unique circumstances that merit special consideration when develop- ing Medicare policy. Because many rural hospitals serve an older popula- tion, they have a greater reliance on Medicare as a source of revenue. Former St. Cloud Hospital President John Frobenius said the Rural Health Care Equity Act begins to deal with enormous problems that are impacting care for Minnesota seniors providing, at least for one year' "a rate adjustment close to infla- tion and deals with some special prob- lems maintaining health care services in rural hospitals." ii  :i!i• i; Έ ;!i•i •+ !i :fill i =e right loan for your Next Stage. 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With the and ravines, it was a and test of everyone's hill, with tobog- a big hit especial- ! Special thanks to Roe and their sons horse-drawn sleigh thrilling ride down the .beach and then out for a Following the activi- and cookies were the Bonanza building. is inter- are lucky enough to snow, Bonanza does and snowshoe- available to accommo- DALEN ROE AND HIS WIFE KRISTIN provided sleigh rides to visitors around the park and out on the ice at Bonanza Education Center recently. report 18, 2003) Schmidt, Ortonville,, Fined $100, Surcharge Bilben, Big Stone City, river, Fined $35, Court Costs $10, 10 days for 1 yrs. Carlson, Ortonvitle, $1000, Stayed $500, Court Costs $10, Stayed 30 days 1 yrs. Big Stone City, tion/2nd, Fined $200, Court Costs $I0, 10 days for 1 yrs. Knoell, Madison, Failure to Appear, DL Bellingham, Fined $40, Surcharge PATROL tel Gilsdorf, Graceville, 5, Fined $35, Surcharge s$15. Kraus, Rosholt, SD, Fined $55, Surcharge Milbank, SD, Fined $35, Surcharge s$15. Patrick, St. Stephen, Fined $95, Surcharge 'trude Rahn, Johnson, 5, Fined $95, Surcharge s$15. ie Bertram, Herman, Fined $35, Surcharge $15. k Tuff, Dawson, Speedin'g $120, Surcharge Montevideo, Violation, Fined 2osts $25. Rethke, Ortonville, Fined $65, Surcharge g15. Jr., Mitchell, 80/55, Fined $95, $15. iedy, Milbank, SD, $55, Surcharge Simonson, Graceville, Fined $55, Surcharge Carlson, St. James, Fined $95, Surcharge ]5. Dufner, Buxton, SD, $55, Surcharge t%e Labatte, Veblen, SD, 57 Connect Up To 4 TVs .... ..::Ue our equipment and connect up to 4 TVs to satellite. It all starts with a $49.99 Activation i:) Fee, and Free Standard Professional Installation. 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'i;; SKlERS MAKETHElRWAYUPoneofthehillsonthenewtrailat benef,t Minnesota hospitals Bonanza Education Center. The good news is that hills always have a down side! Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. ATTY Heather Marie German, Waseca, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $300, Stayed $250, Surcharge $35, Restitution $39, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 15 days for 1 yrs. DNR Steven Robert Morrissette, Clinton, No License in Possession, Fined $5, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. GRACEVILLE POLICE DEFr Susie Schwalbaugh, Fargo, ND, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $300, Stayed $225, Surcharge $35, Restitution $205.52, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 1 yrs.. Living Hope to hold family night Living Hope Fellowship (First Assembly of God), Ortonville will be hosting a Family Night on March 2 beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is wel- come to an evening of fun for the entire family. There will be puppets, songs and games. As part of his effort to introduce 10 new bills in 10 days, Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton-D., introduced new leg- islation Wednesday to aid Minnesota hospitals, including teaching hospi- tals, rural hospitals and community hospitals. Sen. Dayton and his staff worked closely with the Minnesota Hospital Association to draft the Rural Health Care Equity Act of 2003, which provides Medicare payment improvements to hospitals. Medicare payment shortfalls for Minnesota hospitals have quadrupled over the last few years to reach $258 million in 2001. A total of 122 of Minnesota's 140 hospitals (89 per- cent) are experiencing negative Medicare margins, which means that they are receiving Medicare payments from the federal government that do not meet the cost of caring for Medicare beneficiaries. Nationally, one out of two hospitals (50 percent) experience negative Medicare mar- gins. "Minnesota's hospitals struggle with the growing challenge of meet- ing the increasing demand for health care services in the face of increasing budget cuts. That has left us in a posi- tion where it is becoming more and more difficult to meet the needs of patients, something that Sen. Dayton recognizes in introducing his legisla- tion," said Brtace Rueben, president of the Minnesota Hospital Association. Dayton's bill is designed to help hospitals in Minnesota be able to respond to the challenges they face, including workforce shortages, increased costs of drugs and technolo- gy, unfunded federal mandates, bioterrorism readiness activities, and increased numbers of uninsured patients. This bill would: • Provide a full inflationary increase (3.5 percent) for Medicare inpatient services; • Equalize the standardized Medicare payment rate between rural and urban hospitals; • Maintain the indirect medical education adjustment (physician training component) at 6.5 percent; • Establish the Rural Community Hospital Assistance Program to pro- vide enhanced Medicare payments for rural hospitals to invest in technology and capital improvements, and, • Provide flexibility to the 25-bed limit for critical access hospitals. "We cannot allow the health care systems which serve so many of our citizens, to crumble because we are not adequately funding them," Dayton said. "It is a matter of fair- ness." BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Jonathan David Duhme, Morristown, Speeding 66/55, Fined $50, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Elaine Marie Nold, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding 40/30, Fined $40, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Kenneth Eric Ballhagen, Sauk Rapids, Open Container/Owner/All, Fined $105, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 10 days for I yrs. Christopher'Donald Karsky, Clinton, DWII. 141DWIIThird Degree, Fined $1500, Stayed $500, Surcharge $335, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 120 days for 4 yrs. Joshua Allen Lee, Ortonville, Cont. To Del. of Minors, Fined $300, Stayed $150, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 Days for 1 yrs. Michael Craig Ritter, Graceville, No BactDUI-3rd Degree, Fined $1000, Stayed $650, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 2 yrs. Michelle Lee McTighe, Appleton, Speeding 45/35, Fined $40, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Several provisions in the Rural Health Care Equity Art of 2003 were advanced last year when the late Sen. Paul Wellstone introduced the Rural Hospital Community Assistance Act. The Minnesota Hospital Association brought its concerns of reduced Medicare payments to Sen. Dayton who embraced this legislation. This bill is estimated to enhance Medicare payments to Minnesota hospitals by roughly $200 million over a five-year period. Minnesota's hospitals provide essential inpatient, outpatient and post-acute care services to more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries. Small, rural hospitals in particular, face unique circumstances that merit special consideration when develop- ing Medicare policy. Because many rural hospitals serve an older popula- tion, they have a greater reliance on Medicare as a source of revenue. Former St. Cloud Hospital President John Frobenius said the Rural Health Care Equity Act begins to deal with enormous problems that are impacting care for Minnesota seniors providing, at least for one year' "a rate adjustment close to infla- tion and deals with some special prob- lems maintaining health care services in rural hospitals." ii  :i!i• i; Έ ;!i•i •+ !i :fill i =e right loan for your Next Stage. Nothing makes you feel more confident than knowing you're on the right path.That's why our Wells Fargo personal bankers work directly with you to find the home equity, personal loan or line of credit that fits your needs. Plus, all our loans and lines have flexible terms, competitive rates and affordable payment options to help you get where you want to go. After all, we have been helping people get to their Next Stage of financial success for over 150 years. Stop by and talk to a Wells Fargo banker, visit us online at wellsfargo.com, or call 1-800-WFB,OPEN and find the right loan or line of credit today. ghts reserved, 25, 2003  INDEPENDENT. Page 3