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OFF TO GET THEIR SPOTS were these boats heading north on Big Stone Lake for the start of the 4th Annual Border Walleye Challenge last Saturday. A field of 125 anglers competed for the top prize of $3,000, with water temperatures in the 60s. Minnesota claimed their second win and willbe displaying the traveling trophy at Bud's Bal t Ortonville. II Landowners looking for competi- that are available through the Federal Interested landowners should con- tive payment rates to restore wetlands Farm Bill. Funding for this partnership tact the Lac qui Parle Soil and Water are encouraged to sign up for the Rein- is through the USDA Natural Re- Conservation District (SWCD) or Nat- vest in Minnesota (RIM) - Wetlands sources Conservation Service (NRCS) ural Resources Conservation Service Reserve Program (WRP) program and the Minnesota Board of Water and (NRCS) staff at the USDA Service through May 14. Soil Resources (BWSR). Center located at 122 8th Ave S., Madi- County Soil and Water Conserva- Over the last two years, Minnesota son, MN. Telephone 320-598-7321, tion Districts (SWCDs) are now ac- bas been one of the top states in the na- extension 3. cepting applications for funding to tion for leveraging federal WRP pro- Eligibility is statewide, but priority restore wetlands that have been drained gram dollars. In 2009 Minnesota had is given to areas of Minnesota that have and have a history of being used for the highest number of WRPeasements experienced the greatest wetland agricultural production, enrolled with 125, and the second- losses. "Restoring wetlands on privately highest number of acres enrolled with Competitive payment rates have owned lands provides many public 19,793. In 2008, Minnesota received been established for this partnership benefits, such as enhancing wildlife 20 percent of the WRP dollars that using township average land values. habitat, improving water quality and were spent nationwide. Contact your local SWCD or NRCS reducing potential flood damage in tar- The state dollars for this partnership field office to determine your payment .geted areas," said Jenny Heglund, Act- are expected to be provided from the rate per acre by township. lng State Conservationist, USDA constitutionally dedicated Outdoor The Mission of the Natural Re- Natural Resources Conservation Serv- Heritage Fund, based on a recommen- sources Conservation Service is to pro- ice. dation of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor vide USDA technical leadership, RIM-WRP is a local-state-federal Heritage Council. working in partnership with local, partnership that combines the state's Details of the RIM-WRP Partner- state, and other federal conservation Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve conser- ship: agencies and organizations, to help vation easement program with the To leverage federal funds that are people conserve, improve and sustain USDA Wetlands Reserve Program. available until the end of the federal our natural resources. Combining these two programs allows fiscal year, the RIM-WRP signup pe- state funds to leverage federal funds riod is from April 1 to May 14, 2010. The Red River Basin Commission (RRBC) announced that the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Serv- ice (NRCS) will allocate $2.61 million in financial assistance through the Agricultural Water Enhancement Pro- gram (AWEP). These fund~ will be lid- ministered by the NRCS in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota portions of the Red River Basin. Funds will be utilized at the local landowner level to help address problems related to erosion, water quality and flooding. Minnesota Congressman Collin Pe- terson, Chair of the House Ag Com- mittee, said, "I was happy to include the AWEP program in the 2008 Farm Bill and it's great to see the program doing what it's supposed to be doing. I look forward to working with the Red River Basin Commission and USDA on flood water retention and prevention in the Red River Valley." Lance Yohe, RRBC Executive Di- rector, said "RRBC's Long Term Flood Solutions project has shown what pos- itive flood reduction and water quality benefits can be achieved by a 20 per- cent flow reduction in Red River main- stem flows. To achieve this goal, a wide variety of activities on the land will have to be implemented in the basin." These funds through AWEP i are one more way to find solutions, he said. "It's clear that we need an all-hands- on-deck approach to reduce the flood threat in the Red River Basin while protecting water quality and reducing erosion," Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) said. "The Red River Basin Commission is doing great work through the USDA Agricultural Water Enhancement Program, and I'm pleased that this funding will be di- rected to projects in the basin. This is another key piece to the puzzle in our effort to provide permanent flood con- trol for the Red River Basin." RRBC will partner with local, state and federal agencies, farm and com- modity groups, and others. AWEP funds will be used for the following strategies: 1) cover crop (sugar beet, etc.) strategy, 2) beach ridge erosion re- duction strategy, 3) restricted flow sed- iment pool strategy, 4) water flow retardation strategy, 5) stream bank erosion reduction strategy, and 6) ring dikes and other EQIP strategies. A basin wide working group will as- sist in helping identify locations to im- plement these strategies. The strategies will slow the beach ridge run-off which causes erosion and poor water quality from sediments and nutrients; restrict flows by use of culverts and dikes; re- illi tard flows of water; and proven tools such as stream bank erosion projects, buffer strips, wetland restorations and cover crops. All together, these strate- gies will improve water quality (reduc- mg nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment) and provide changed flows (enhancing available supplies and pos- itively impacting erosion patterns). "Over the past two weeks, I have hosted seven community meetings across South Dakota to provide South Dakotans an opportunity to share ideas about how we can best work together to minimize the impact of flooding on our homes and land," SD Rep. Herseth Sandlin said. "A concern I heard con- sistently from agricultural producers and community leaders was lack of re- sources available for flood mitigation. This funding will allow recipients to address the flooding, erosion and water run-off problem experienced in the Red River Basin." For more information on eligible projects, contact your local Soil Con- servation District office in ND or the local Soil and Water Conservation Dis- trict office in MN, the local NRCS of- rice, the local Watershed District office in MN or the local Water Resource District office in ND, RRBC, or your congressional representative's office. Tickets on sale for dinner theater Theater enthusiats can call for tick- ets to the upcoming Wilmot Community Club summer dinner the- ater "Mugsy Sent Me" to be held Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 at the Wilmot Community Center in Wilmot, SD. This year's presentation, "Mugsy Sent Me" is set in 1920's mobster fashion at "Big Al's Place" down along the docks, a speakeasy where local mobsters commonly hang out. The audience will witness secret meetings where local gangsters con- duct illicit business and thuds, trying to stay out of jail, keep everything under raps. To get inside, you'll need the secret password so be sure to stay attuned to whispered converstaions. After entering the warehouse, the audience may be surprised when flap- pers and tappers spring to life among the crates, boxes, and piles of junk in a latest dance rage or a fabulous floor show of tap dancers, singers and musicians playing. The Saturday 6 p.m. dinner will include stuffed pork chop supper, baked potato, vegetable, dinner roll and salad. Dessert will be served dur- ing the intermission. Cost of the din- ner theater is $18 per person. Wine and alcoholic beverages will be avail- able for purchase during the evening. The Sunday matinee will be held at 2 p.m. with desserts served during intermission. Tables are available for groups of four or eight for those who would like to purchase an entire table to sit together with friends or family. For tickets for either show, call 938-4530. MCCL thoughts for life III By Carol Karels Nebraska and Oklahoma have passed laws favoring the unborn recently. Minnesota legislators have passed laws that were signed by Governor Pawlenty but they can't stop and be satisfied. Something so basic as protecting women that don't want an abortion could be done. Almost two-thirds of women who have had abortions say they felt pressured or forced to abort their babies by family members, the baby's father or the abortionist. I can imagine being pregnant, causing a scandal, having a baby that would change my life plans and then instead of being offered help in having the baby and adoption I would have people pushing me to abort and life would go on like it never happened. Unfortunately for the girl it always will have happened. We need a law that would stop coercion of pregnant women and be penalized if they do. ill ,n0e.en0ent .ot,ce0 Ill (You re reading this one aren t you?) DUST CONTROL PROGRAM The Big Stone County Highway Department will be spreading chloride for dust control between the third and fourth weeks of May. The cost will be approximately 38 per square yard. The size and cost of each individual's application may vary. Interested parties should contact the Big Stone County Highway Department at (320) 839-2594 on or before Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The cost will be for a one-time applica- tion only. Please have the length and width of your application ready when you call to place your order. .... ~iii ~iiiiiiiiii!iii~iiiiiiiiii~i~i~i~::~i`~::~i;~ii~::~i~i~ii~i~::~::~i::i~ii~::!~i~::~i~i!~ ~::~C::C~::~::~;~C::::~;::~::~::::~::~::~::~::~::~::~::~::~::C:::::::~::~::~::~::~::~C~::~::~ ~zi;i~i~::~iii~::~::~i~!~iC ~::~!i::~!~::~!~i~i~i~i!~iiii~i::i::i::::i::i~iiiiii::i~i::::::~::~: ~ ..... PAYABLE BE 17, 2010 (to avoid a late payment penalty) (1) First Half Real Estate Taxes On All Classes of Property (2) Taxes of $50.00 or less Pay in Full (3) Personal Property Taxes Pay in Full CINDY NELSON, TREASURER Big Stone County Ortonville, Minnesota 21800 INDUSTRIAL BLVD3000 HARBOR LANE ROGERS, MN PLYMOUTH, MN (763) 428-4346 (763) 559-1222 WWW.AMER1CINNRoGERS.C0~! Www,CoMFORTINNPLYMOUTH,COM , Stay one night at the rate of $89, ; and get the second night free! '| I Mention offer at time of reservation. Must present coupon at check n Not I I applicable for groups and not valid with any other offer or discount Coupon valid I I. for. one. room., stay. based..n.avaitability'...Offer, expires.. June..15'.2010'.. I NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION STATE OF MINNESOTA ) Cindy Nelson ) County Treasurer COUNTY OF BIG STONE ) To all persons having an interest in lands described in this notice: You are notified that the parcels of land described in this notice and located in Big Stone County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the State of Minnesota because of nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest and costs levied on those parcels. The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if redemption is not made by the later of (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the lands of record at the Office of the County Recorder, or (2) by the second Monday in May. The redemption must be made in my office. The following information is listed below: the names of the property owners, tax- payers, and any interested parties who have filed their addresses under M.S. 276.041 ; the legal description and parcel identification number of the parcel; and the amount necessary to redeem the parcel as of the date listed below. Names PID Amount Thomas Cortez 2nd Addition to Sunset View, 13-0293-000$6,816.39 Donald & Shirley Carrick Lots 10 & 11, Prior Township Douglas Arens S 5' of Lot 3 & All Lot 4, 15-0034-000$215.34 Block 6, Original, City of Barry Douglas Arens All BLock 20, Original, 15-0066-000$1,030.86 City of Barry Anna Bell HIoucha Lot 2, Block 6, First Addition 16-0101-000$2,110.69 City of Beardsley Ronald Fossen Lots 1 & 2, Block 2, Westfall's 16-0167-000$282.08 Addition, City of Beardsley Ronald Fossen Lot 3, Block 2, Westfall's 16-0169-000$1,828.58 Addition, City of Beardsley Karry & Michael Sabolik S 79' of Lot 4 & S 79' of E 32' 17-0090-000 $1,408.50 of Lot 5, Block 5, Erickson's 1st Addition, City of Clinton N 65' of Lot 4 & N 65' of E 32' 17-0091-000 $376.31 of Lot 5, Block 5, Erickson's 18-0007-000 19-0272-000 $517.21 Addition, City of Graceville Karry & Michael Sabolik 1st Addition, City of Clinton Justin Koepp S 600" of E 150' of SE 1/4 $3,816.91 Steven Altrich Etal NE 1/4, Section 4, 120-44 Correll City Lands Lots 15, 16 & 17, Block 12, King's FAILURE TO REDEEM THE LANDS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE LAND AND FORFEITURE TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. In order to avoid forfeiture, you must pay by July 1, 2010. Inquiries as to these proceedings can be made to the Big Stone County Trea- surer, whose address is set forth below. Witness my hand and official seal this 30th day of April, 2010. Cindy Nelson Big Stone County Treasurer 20 Second Street SE Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-6395 (May 4 & 11, 2010) FOR FILING THE 2010 STATE GENERAL ELECTION BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given as pursuant to Minnesota Statute 204B.33 that a state general election will be held in Big Stone County on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, for the purpose of electing candidates for the offices listed below. The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, and ends at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. NOTE: Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 31,2010, in observance of Memorial Day. FEDERAL OFFICES United States Representative District 7 STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES State Senator District 20 State Representative District 20A STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES Governor and Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State State Auditor Attorney General JUDICIAL OFFICES Associate Justice of Supreme Court Seats 2, 5 and 6 Court of Appeals Seats 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 8th District Court Seats 1 and 10 19 The place of filing for federal offices is the Office of the Secretary of State, State Office Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299. The place of filing for state offices is with the Office of the Secretary of State or with the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides. Candidates may file in person or by mail. Candidates who will be absent from the st .te during the filing period may arrange to file, in per- son, prior to departure. Soil & Water COUNTY OFFICES County Commissioner for Districts 2 and 4 County Attorney County Auditor County Treasurer County Recorder County Sheriff ConservationDistrict Supervisor for Districts 1 and 5 The place for filing for county offices is the Auditor's Office at the Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 2nd Street SE, Suite 103, Ortonville, MN 56278. Dated: April 28, 2010 Michelle R. Knutson Big Stone County Auditor Page 6b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, May 4, 2010