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1-151st FIELD ARTILLERY FROM MINNESOTA stand ready in formation for a Transfer of Authority ceremony held Friday, March 26 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The incoming unit is the 1-124th Infantry part of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Florida, replacing the 115th Fires Brigade i:rom Wyoming. - ALL WORK GUARANTEED ~ PORTABLE TOILETS from Royal Flush Sanitation have been set up in Ortonville in the Dahle Addition and Peninsula as a resultoof flooding along the Big Stone Lake. The sewer system has been shut off to homes in those areas and residents are asked to use water very sparingly and not let it go into the sewer. The sewer system will.remain off until the water subsides enough for the sewer lines to function properly. If you're happy and you know it... ...write a letter to the editoH L Rep. Falk cc)lumn I Pawlenty veto takes the wind out from under Canby Turbine Minnesota West wind turbine training facility falls to Governor's line-item veto Governor Pawlenty's veto pen eliminated $200,000 in planning and design funding for the installation of a commercial-scale wind turbine at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. State Rep. Andrew Falk (DFL-Murdock), called the Governor's veto misguided. "This is a missed opportunity," said Rep. Falk. "With interest rates at historic lows and project bids coming i n 30 percent lower than expected, now was the time to make this important economic and academic investment for our students. I am deeply disappointed that the Governor has yet again failed to see the merit in thinking ahead." Minnesota West is not alone. The Governor's $319 million in line-item vetoes to the state's bonding bill (HF2700) included $144 million in cuts to infrastructure projects at higher education facilities. Falk argues that at this critical time for Minnesota's economy, higher education institutions should not be bearing, the brunt of the cuts. "When so many out-of-work Minnesotans are going back to school to learn a trade, and prepare themselves for new, good-paying jobs, this is not the time to be cutting our schools," said Rep. Andrew Falk. "This is the time to be building our schools." Minnesota West currently has a very strong wind energy curriculum, but Falk says that having a commercial-scale turbine as a training tool would only improve the program. "By building the wind turbine, we would be able train our students here in Canby, while reducing energy costs at the College. It's the kind of local economic progress quick, decisive legislative action can make happen- and the right thing to do to help revitalize our local economy." Rep. Falk has pledged to continue working on the project to ensure construction funding to finish the Canby project is included in next year's bonding bill. Along with the bonding bill, the House is looking at several initiatives to create jobs and support small businesses, including a bill to improve access to credit, reduce costly regulations and mandates, broaden access to technology, and help reduce energy costs. Kevin Raaf V' Complete Collision Repair Glass Replacement and Chip Repair " V' Frame and Suspension Repair North Minnesota St, & Eastvold Ave'-* Ortonville, MN " Work (320) 839-3066 * Home 605-676-2457 * Cell 605-880-4252 | II I I I I 1 David and Nancy Stedman David and Nancy Stedman, owners of the Ortonville Dairy Queen, purchased the busi- ness four years ago and made the move to Ortonville living along Big Stone Lake. The couple have been associated with Dairy Queen stores for 22 years. Both are graduates of North Dakota State University. Before moving to Ortonville, David and Nancy resided in West Fargo. One reason for the move" was the reality of living along Big Stone Lake. "We really enjoy the view of the lake," said Nancy. "It is a beautiful lake and being able to live along the lake was a big reason ' for moving here." David is the General Manager of some area Dairy Queens and spends a good por- tion of his work days traveling and keeping up the maintenance at the other stores. While in West Fargo, David was an active member of the community. He is a member of the E1 Riad Shriners of Sioux Falls and with the Classy Autos group. In his spare .time, David enjoys South Dakota hunting. Nancy was active in the Chamber of Commerce, VFW Auxiliary and was employed with MeritCare for nine years where she traveled throughout the United States helping with Cancer Studies. She also professionally decorated cakes and did China painting. David and Nancy have two children; son Rial and Melissa of Fargo and daughter Rhonda and husband Kory Hawley of West Fargo. They also have two grandchildren, River and Brooke Hawley. They also the proud owners of two pup- pies: Duncan, a Poodle-Terrier cross and Teka, a Shih Tzu-Poodle cross. We welcome David and Nancy to the Big Stone Lake Area. DAVID AND NANCY STEDMAN owners of Dairy Queen in Ortonville. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank MINNWEST BANK'S CD SPECIAL U APY* 30 MONTH CLASSIC CD $5,000 minimum balance required Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. Additional terms and APYs are available from 1 to 60 months for a minimum deposit of $500. * APY is Annual Percentage Yield effective February 18, 2010. 107 N 1st Street 1404 E. Hwy. 7 Montevideo 56265 Montevideo 56265 320-269-6565 320-269-5950 www.minnwestbank.com 579 Pine Street 21 SE Second St. Dawson 56232 Ortonville 56278 320-769-2911 320-839-2568 MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 Member FDIC Tuesday, March 30, 2010 i 00INDEPENDENT Page 7