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4 "?, / THE FANS FIRED UP is a tough job, but was handled well throughout the tourney by Trojan cheer- to right, they are Megan Strei, Heidi Hansen, Amanda Nelson, Laura Brown, DenieUe Scoblic, Strege and Jessica Tollefson. votes for biodiesel; passes with strong DFL backing House Monday biodiesel promo- Gov. Jesse Ventura's desk Democrats were persuad- it for its environmental an effort to kill it by sub- legislators was Doug Peterson said bill. is an important first step a new biodiesel pro- in Minnesota, and toward farm-based for our state and of rural Madison passing this bill, the Legislature is giving hope for a better economic future to Rural Minnesota. President Bush called in his State of the Union Address for moves toward American energy independence. Thanks to the united support of rural members and urban Democrats, we overcame the lobbying force of Big Oil. Minnesota will lead the way with this bill." The bill will require diesel fuel sold in Minnesota to contain at least two percent soybean-based biodiesel oil. However, the requirement won't take effect unless at least eight million gallons of soy-based biodiesel oil are produced annually by plants located in Minnesota and the state or federal governments adopt a three cents-a- gallon fuel tax credit for biodiesel- blended fuel. That is about 15 percent of the expected diesel fuel market in the state. If no tax credit is passed, the requirement would take effect in 2005. Diesel fuel used in nuclear pov,er plants, railroad locomotives and off-road taconite mining and log- ging equipment is excepted from the mandate. Peterson worked with other rural legislators to get metro-area Democrats to back the measure. In the past year, a large number of scientific studies have confirmed that biodiesel helps to reduce air pollution, and that was key to bringing urban DFLers on board, he said. "Our next step should be to take steps to develop biodiesel production within Minnesota, just like we did for ethanol in legislation that authored a deckle ago," Peterson said. "This bill will help create a market for biodiesel. Now we have to make sure other states don't eat our lunch." Peterson also pledged to support a fuel tax credit to help protect the trucking industry from the potentially higher cost of biDdiesl-blended fuel. "In the past 15 years, ethanol has grown from virtually nothing to an industry with $1 billion or more of capital investment, more than 1,003 jobs mostly in rural communities and higher prices for corn farmers," he said. "'Our challenge is to repeat that economic miracle with soybean-based biodiesel." Senior citizens club news The Ortonville Senior Citizen Club met at the Senior Center on March 20th. President Komis opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag. Secretary and treasurers reports were approved as read. Cheer report was birthday of John Rise. Old business: 6tb grade essay contest entries due by May 1st Earl will bring the rules for judging to the teachers. Points of judging will be punctuation, spelling and continuity of thought. All members to bring suggestions for trips, charities and thoughts of ways to use our money. New business: cards and potluck supper for April 14th. Motion by Lorraine, seconded by Pat. Motion carried. Bingo and cards will be played. Ethel Bensh(f won the door prize. Meeting adjourned. Video "Champs " was shown. Elayne to serve in April. C0nstrttcti GENERAL CONTRACTOR |l CUSTOM BUILDER erry ubb Rt 1. Box 166 Chokio. MN 56221 ID #20013114 CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Do .headaches back or neck pain sciatic pain -whiplash carpal tunnel syndrome A therapeutic massage by Sara could be the treatment you need! i you suffer from chronic pain? ADVANCED MEDICAL MASSAGE Sara Kaercher, Massage Therapist 2-1/2 miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 Serving the communities of Ortonville, Clinton, Milbank, SD and Sisseton, SD _@ OCT0 R, D00y: Saturday, March 30, 2002 I I IIIII II I Mark Huntington Robert Ross Allan Ross Ron Beyer Bryan Delage MD PhD FAAFP MD MD MD MD FAAFP Thank You For Coring for the Locol Communities... ..At Ortonville Area Health Services, we recognize the skill and dedication to our area and the standard of care they provide to our patients and residents. We recognize and honor today's dedicated practitioners and pay tribute to the noblest traditions of healthcare. Cheryl Jurgens Sheree Keller FPNP-C WHCNP-C e Ortonville Area Healt h Services 750 EASTVOLD AVENUE ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 320-839-250 e Monitoring our Communities' Health 26, 20O2  .,,Tj INDEPENDENT Page 3b