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Stegner newest addition of Independent staff member this Stegner joined the I be working as an Printing Sales Is also employed of Ortonville, and graduate. in Appleton with her Stegner, originally Will is currently at the University of as a pre-med stu- Melanie also have [adysen, who is Mackenzie, 16 family pet is a named Griff. Melanie enjoys :time with her pool, reading and children. of Bruce Ortonville, and of Merv and Jan and Curt and to be joining the says Redfield. nell page 1) healthcare facil- to the OAHS a direct tax that OAHS have to use that payers. administrator COuncilmembers in and Sioux Valley. Archer, the OAHS Wishes to continue Management was entered year agreement, would like for another is a continuation of agreement, and out clause. The or OAHS as a result 25th our son Robl There's always a location or a free ATM right on your way. Dad t staff, in ad sales JOINING THE STAFF of The Independent, Melanie Stegner is shown above returning from a busy day of selling ads. of the agreement, is approximately $17,000, said Archer. Councilmembers passed a resolu- tion that will extend the contract with Sioux Valley Management until Felpruary 2008. In other action, councilmembers passed a resolution that will allow for additional equipment to upgrade Public Access Channel 3. The council also passed a motion that all future purchases for capital improvements must receive formal council approval. Additionally, they passed a resolu- tion allowing the purchase of a venti- lation/exhaust fan for the Ortonville Golf Course club house, which will more efficiently equalize air flow so that smoke from the smoking section will not be overpowering. beyond that 45 days will be subject to an $800 per day fine. The next step in the project will be for attorneys from both parties to meet and amend the contract based upon the agreements formed on Tuesday. If the attorneys reach an agree- ment, and the council and' EDA pass- es a resolution to enter into an agree- ment, the expected start date for con- struction will be July 1, 2003, howev- er, that date could change. At this time, the estimated cost of the project is $2,300,000. The City Council and EDA will meet again today at 5:30 p.m., to fur- ther act upon the contract. Housing (Continued from page 1) include Ortonville's primary market area. Council and EDA members, along with Prairie Grass representatives agreed that the non-compete clause will include Ortonville's primary mar- ket area, as determined by the Maxfield study, as well as Big Stone City, SD. A cost of living adjustment clause was also agreed upon during the meet- ing. Prairie Grass indicated the desire to include in the contract a clause allowing for a yearly cost of living increase. The city council, EDA and Prairie Grass were able to agree that an allowance would be made for a cost of living increase, as determined by the Federal Consumer Price Index. McLaughlin was also concerned about including a portion about liqui- dated damages. An agreement was formed to allow Prairie Grass an addi- tional 45 days to complete the project, should they run longer than the esti- mated completion date. Any amount of time spent on the project above and Mercury still a concern in state's fish For Minnesotans who like to eat the fish they catch from the state's lake and rivers, mercury remains the contaminant that poses the greatest health risk, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's annual fish consumption advisory and two new national studies. Released each spring, the advisory provides guidelines on how much fish peoplecan safely consume while minimizing their risks from contaminants like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). "This is a valuable tool for Minnesota consumers," said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach. "Fish can be an important part of a healthy diet. By taking a few simple precautions and placing a few limits on your fish consumption, you can still go fishing and safely consume your catch." In Minnesota, more than 90 percent of the advisories to limit consumption are based on levels of mercury, according to MDH Environmental Scientist Patricia McCann. "All fish tested in Minnesota have mercury," McCann said. "In fact, all fish. whether store Free Checking with Wells Fargo convenience. 00sclusively'" I Hunl00rDoug!as i:. Knowledgeable J Review your bankers to statement online help you make and get a jump the most of your on balancing accounts, your checkbook. window fashions Get personal help from 24-hour phone bankers. Use Online Bill Pay to make payments and track your expenses. Y%rwiL ndo ' minate our home. So choose window coverin s that illuminate our windows. ,..-kt__ ws '''u Y g Y Yi uu n, _ r Ettesclusive collection of window fashions - Duette , Luminette , Silhouette and "Lte - for unparalleled beauty and uncompromised function. Call or stop by today to see how. O Vickie for a free in-home measurement and estimate! Appliance TV Furniture 303 South Third St, Milbank 432-6491 or 1-800-435-2612 (Just North of the Fire Hall) ) Registered trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc ,u Trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc. 29, 2003 bought or sport caught have some mercury. The amount depends on what the fish feed on, how old the fish are and to some degree the water they live in." The advisory addresses consumption of both commercially- sold fish are taken by anglers from local waters. Open meet to discuss plans for Highway 7 Minnesota's Department of Transportation invites the public and media to an open house style informational meeting to review preliminary plans for Highway 7 through the city of Montevideo on Tuesday, May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montevideo Community Center (550 I st Street South). The proposed project consists of resurfacing Highway 7 from Highway 212 to County Road 15 (24th Street), with various turn lanes. frontage roads and entrance changes. The project is tentatively scheduled for 2007. The public will be able to view preliminary designs and give input anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned. After input has been incorporated into the plan and environmental impacts have been documented, a formal public hearing will be held. Anyone needing furthur information regarding the project can contact Mn/DOT Project Engineer Keith Voss at 320-214-3697 or e-mail keith.voss@dot.state.mn.us. Those requesting American Disability Act. (ADA) accommodations, such as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, can do so by calling 651- 282-6981 voice, or 651-296-3460 TDD. Adequate notice is required. Markets SEVENTH GRADE WINNERS of the American Leio== Essay Contest are pictured above. They are, Amy Laskowske, 14iclel; Rausch, Jamie Brandt, Lauren Smith andMolly Rausch. mm-- INDEPENDENT m= i m mm m ---- I 2003 Wells Fargo Banks. All rights reserved. Members FDIC. Thanks to Wells Fargo Free Checking and everything that comes with it, organizing and managing your finances has never been simpler. Come into any of our locations today and talk to a Wells Fargo personal banker, call us at 1-800-WFB-OPEN, or visit us online at wellsfargo.com. Page 3 The Next Stage" HERE'S WHERE IT GETS EASY. Wells Fargo Free Checking No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.62 Soybeans ............................ 5.75 Corn ................................... 2.13 Apr. 29, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 2.94 Soybeans ........................... 4.25 Corn ................................... 1.68 BIG STONE STUDENTS competed recently in an American Legion Essay Contest. Pictured above are eighl h grade winners Joseph Brandt, cDO your part to help ' Caitlin Stock, Logan Jacobson and Anni. Ri Jsch (I-r). lean up Big Stone Lake!J ( Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com ) Stegner newest addition of Independent staff member this Stegner joined the I be working as an Printing Sales Is also employed of Ortonville, and graduate. in Appleton with her Stegner, originally Will is currently at the University of as a pre-med stu- Melanie also have [adysen, who is Mackenzie, 16 family pet is a named Griff. Melanie enjoys :time with her pool, reading and children. of Bruce Ortonville, and of Merv and Jan and Curt and to be joining the says Redfield. nell page 1) healthcare facil- to the OAHS a direct tax that OAHS have to use that payers. administrator COuncilmembers in and Sioux Valley. Archer, the OAHS Wishes to continue Management was entered year agreement, would like for another is a continuation of agreement, and out clause. The or OAHS as a result 25th our son Robl There's always a location or a free ATM right on your way. Dad t staff, in ad sales JOINING THE STAFF of The Independent, Melanie Stegner is shown above returning from a busy day of selling ads. of the agreement, is approximately $17,000, said Archer. Councilmembers passed a resolu- tion that will extend the contract with Sioux Valley Management until Felpruary 2008. In other action, councilmembers passed a resolution that will allow for additional equipment to upgrade Public Access Channel 3. The council also passed a motion that all future purchases for capital improvements must receive formal council approval. Additionally, they passed a resolu- tion allowing the purchase of a venti- lation/exhaust fan for the Ortonville Golf Course club house, which will more efficiently equalize air flow so that smoke from the smoking section will not be overpowering. beyond that 45 days will be subject to an $800 per day fine. The next step in the project will be for attorneys from both parties to meet and amend the contract based upon the agreements formed on Tuesday. If the attorneys reach an agree- ment, and the council and' EDA pass- es a resolution to enter into an agree- ment, the expected start date for con- struction will be July 1, 2003, howev- er, that date could change. At this time, the estimated cost of the project is $2,300,000. The City Council and EDA will meet again today at 5:30 p.m., to fur- ther act upon the contract. Housing (Continued from page 1) include Ortonville's primary market area. Council and EDA members, along with Prairie Grass representatives agreed that the non-compete clause will include Ortonville's primary mar- ket area, as determined by the Maxfield study, as well as Big Stone City, SD. A cost of living adjustment clause was also agreed upon during the meet- ing. Prairie Grass indicated the desire to include in the contract a clause allowing for a yearly cost of living increase. The city council, EDA and Prairie Grass were able to agree that an allowance would be made for a cost of living increase, as determined by the Federal Consumer Price Index. McLaughlin was also concerned about including a portion about liqui- dated damages. An agreement was formed to allow Prairie Grass an addi- tional 45 days to complete the project, should they run longer than the esti- mated completion date. Any amount of time spent on the project above and Mercury still a concern in state's fish For Minnesotans who like to eat the fish they catch from the state's lake and rivers, mercury remains the contaminant that poses the greatest health risk, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's annual fish consumption advisory and two new national studies. Released each spring, the advisory provides guidelines on how much fish peoplecan safely consume while minimizing their risks from contaminants like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). "This is a valuable tool for Minnesota consumers," said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach. "Fish can be an important part of a healthy diet. By taking a few simple precautions and placing a few limits on your fish consumption, you can still go fishing and safely consume your catch." In Minnesota, more than 90 percent of the advisories to limit consumption are based on levels of mercury, according to MDH Environmental Scientist Patricia McCann. "All fish tested in Minnesota have mercury," McCann said. "In fact, all fish. whether store Free Checking with Wells Fargo convenience. 00sclusively'" I Hunl00rDoug!as i:. Knowledgeable J Review your bankers to statement online help you make and get a jump the most of your on balancing accounts, your checkbook. window fashions Get personal help from 24-hour phone bankers. Use Online Bill Pay to make payments and track your expenses. Y%rwiL ndo ' minate our home. So choose window coverin s that illuminate our windows. ,..-kt__ ws '''u Y g Y Yi uu n, _ r Ettesclusive collection of window fashions - Duette , Luminette , Silhouette and "Lte - for unparalleled beauty and uncompromised function. Call or stop by today to see how. O Vickie for a free in-home measurement and estimate! Appliance TV Furniture 303 South Third St, Milbank 432-6491 or 1-800-435-2612 (Just North of the Fire Hall) ) Registered trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc ,u Trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc. 29, 2003 bought or sport caught have some mercury. The amount depends on what the fish feed on, how old the fish are and to some degree the water they live in." The advisory addresses consumption of both commercially- sold fish are taken by anglers from local waters. Open meet to discuss plans for Highway 7 Minnesota's Department of Transportation invites the public and media to an open house style informational meeting to review preliminary plans for Highway 7 through the city of Montevideo on Tuesday, May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montevideo Community Center (550 I st Street South). The proposed project consists of resurfacing Highway 7 from Highway 212 to County Road 15 (24th Street), with various turn lanes. frontage roads and entrance changes. The project is tentatively scheduled for 2007. The public will be able to view preliminary designs and give input anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned. After input has been incorporated into the plan and environmental impacts have been documented, a formal public hearing will be held. Anyone needing furthur information regarding the project can contact Mn/DOT Project Engineer Keith Voss at 320-214-3697 or e-mail keith.voss@dot.state.mn.us. Those requesting American Disability Act. (ADA) accommodations, such as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, can do so by calling 651- 282-6981 voice, or 651-296-3460 TDD. Adequate notice is required. Markets SEVENTH GRADE WINNERS of the American Leio== Essay Contest are pictured above. They are, Amy Laskowske, 14iclel; Rausch, Jamie Brandt, Lauren Smith andMolly Rausch. mm-- INDEPENDENT m= i m mm m ---- I 2003 Wells Fargo Banks. All rights reserved. Members FDIC. Thanks to Wells Fargo Free Checking and everything that comes with it, organizing and managing your finances has never been simpler. Come into any of our locations today and talk to a Wells Fargo personal banker, call us at 1-800-WFB-OPEN, or visit us online at wellsfargo.com. Page 3 The Next Stage" HERE'S WHERE IT GETS EASY. Wells Fargo Free Checking No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.62 Soybeans ............................ 5.75 Corn ................................... 2.13 Apr. 29, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 2.94 Soybeans ........................... 4.25 Corn ................................... 1.68 BIG STONE STUDENTS competed recently in an American Legion Essay Contest. Pictured above are eighl h grade winners Joseph Brandt, cDO your part to help ' Caitlin Stock, Logan Jacobson and Anni. Ri Jsch (I-r). lean up Big Stone Lake!J ( Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com )