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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BORDER WALLEYE CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT was held last Saturday on Big Stone Lake. A total of 119 teams fished in this year's event catching at total of 142 walleyes. Committee mem- bers are pictured above. From left to right are Eric Brandriet, Scott Meyer, Scott Arndt, Artie Arndt and Ryan" Danielson. Minnesotans will help determine the state's transportation system vision for the next 50 years when the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosts a series of workshops across the state. "Our current financial challenges and aging infrastructure make estab- lishing a vision even more important," said Tom Sorel, Mn/DOT commis- sioner. "The Minnesota GO workshops are Minnesotans' opportunity to com- municate their expectations for trans- portation today and for the next generation." The process will help the agency ensure future transportation planning efforts better align with Minnesotans' expectations. All workshops are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at the following locations and dates: • St. Cloud - May 16, St. Cloud State University, Voyageurs Room, At- wood Conference Center, 651 S. First Ave. • Fergus Falls - May 17, Bigwood Event Center, 925 Western Ave. • Bemidji - May 18, Bemidji State University, Crying Wolf Room Hobson Memorial Union, 1500 Birchmont Ave. NE. • Duluth - May 19, The Duluth Depot, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, 506 W. Michigan St. • St. Paul* - May 23, Como Park, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive. Pro~Ll~n% equ~prnent and assi~tive seev~c~ ...................... Assistive Technology (AT) FREE Training for: PT/OT/Speech, County Case- Managers, Tribal Reps & Health Care Staff • Learn about adaptive devices • Help your client select the right equipment • Find local experts to assess your client's needs Contact us today to find a location in MN near you/ Three Part Progressive Series of Training on AT- Join Us/ Basement Problems Solved i Leaky basements made dry i • Thousands of Satisfied Drain tile & baseboard systems available : Customers Buckling walls corrected • Transferable Warranty Egress window installation • Licensed-Insured i MN License #20542636 B~asem i ND License #35770 ent Water Controlled I Providing Service For Over 40 Years 800-348-6247 ~ I Safe | EGRESS ~rr~uR HOLD_RIGHT~ WALL ANCHORS www.safedrybasement.com ~w~ ,0 Tired of driving around LOOKING FREE ATM'S. • STOP DRIVING AND ENJOY ............... , REFUNDS : FROM ANY ATM WORLDWIDE* ° • • ° • ° • ° • ° EARN AN AMAZING on balances S25,000 and above ) .°°°°°°°°°, ,°°°°°°°°°• b " it's still a FREE checking account! 1 • Mankato - May 26, Vcrizon Wire- less Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. • Willmar - June 7, Ridgewater Col- lege. Large Outreach Room, 2101 15th Ave. NW. • Rochester - June 8, Rochester Community and Technical Colleg, Heinz Commons Room, 1926 College View Road SE. An online participation option is available May 23 for those unable to attend a workshop in their area. Details atwww.minnesotago.org. Participants from all backgrounds will think broadly while sharing ideas and thoughts during a series of small group discussions about the future of transportation. No advanced reserva- tion is necessary and organizers ask participants to stay for the entire work- shop. A 31-member steering committee will review feedback from the work- shops, online discussions and related research. This will serve as the founda- tion for the recommended 50-year transportation vision statement and set of objectives. A public hearing on the proposed vision will follow in July. Mn/DOT and other transportation organizations will then use the vision and information to develop and update short-term and long-term multi-modal transportation plans. Mn/DOT's transportation system re- sponsibilities include: • Planning, building and maintain- ing state roads, bridges and trails for vehicle operators, bicyclists and pedes- trians. • Planning and funding regional air- po~ts, raih o~,d,~, public transit and ports owned and operated by local govern- ments and private companies. • Providing technical and financial assistance for local roads. Minnesotans interested in getting involved can check out www.minneso- tago.org. The website is hosted by the Citizen's League and will be updated regularly with new content, discussion questions, surveys and videotaped in- terviews on a range of topics. High school students may also share their thoughts on the future of transportation at www.studentsspeakout.org. To request translation services or other accommodations, contact Janet Miller at janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. 651-366-4720 ~ Twin Cities metro areal or 1-800-657-3774 [greater Minnesota) at least three business days in advance. These workshops are not the correct venue to advocate for a specific con- struction project Ortonville School menu Tuesday, May 3: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal. Whole Grain Toast. Trix Yogurt. Banana. Milk Lunch: 4- 1 2 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger. Pickles. Tater Tots. Juice Choices, Wednesday, May 4: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt. Waffle Sticks. Diced Pear Sauce. Milk. Lunch: Spaghetti Hot Dish, Garlic French Bread, Garden Sal'ad, Fresh Baby Can'ots. Diced Peach Sauce. Thursday, May 5: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Tonys Br. Pizza. Diced Peach Sauce. Milk. Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun. 4-12 Curly Fries. K-3 Smiley Fries. Baked Beans. Diced Pear Sauce. Friday, May 6: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal. Whole Grain Toast. Trix Yogurt, Apple Slices. Milk. Lunch: Cheese Dippers. Pizza Sauce Dip, Cheesy Broccoli. Raspberry Sherbert. Monday, May 9: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal. Cinnamon Pastry, Mixed Fruit Sauce. Milk. Lunch: Fiesta Pizza. Lettuce. Salsa. Fresh Baby Carrots, Pi{aeapple Sauce. Pudding. Tuesday, May 10: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt. Whole Grain Toast. Diced Pear Sauce. Milk. Lunch: Deli Turkey and Cheese. Au Gratin Potatoes. Green Beans. Applesauce. The Nature Conservancy an- from Big Stone National Wildlife up or paved over. nounced that it has acquired 240 acres Refuge to the west and Lac qui Parle "We must act now to conserve Min- of grassland in Lac qui Parle County in Wildlife Management Area to the east. nesota's last and best prairies," said western Minnesota with funding from The property is located between two Peggy Ladner, director of The Nature the state's Outdoor Heritage Fund. A units of the C onservancy's 655-acre Conservancy in Minnesota. "Grass- mix of native prairie and cropland, the Plover Prairie preserve, lands help provide cle~m water and property will be restored to link more The Conservancy will manage the wildlife habitat. And because the land than two miles of wildlife habitat in the land with prescribed burns and conser- was acquired with Legacy amendment heart of the Minnesota River Valley. vation grazing in order to maintain and funds, it will be open to the public for This is the third property acquired increasethe diversity of native plants a wide variety of outdoor recreation." through the Conservancy's Minnesota on the property. Prairie plants histori- The property is located in a land- Prairie Recovery Project, an innovative cally were grazed by wildlife such as scape that includes scattered boulders effort to conserve and manage the bison. Carefully planned grazing by and granite outcrops as well as small state's remaining prairies. Like most of cattle emulates that..history. The prop- white lady's slippers, prickly pear cac- the Conservancy's preserves in Min- erty has been used for pasture in the tus, slender milk vetch, and many other nesota, the property will be open to the past. Limited, continued grazing will prairie plants. Plover Prairie provides public for outdoor recreation including keep the property as working land thi~t habitat for upland sandpiper and mar- hunting, birding and hiking. This is also preserves the health and biologi- bled godwit, listed as species of special also consistent with requirements cal diversity of native prairies,concern by the state,loggerhead shrike, under the constitutional language that Prior to European settlement, there Wilson's phalarope, short-eared owl established the Outdoor Heritage Fund, were more than 18 million acres of tall- and a number of nesting waterfowl. which was created as a result of the grass prairie in the state. Only about Greater prairie chickens are being rein- Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amend- 220,000 acres or one percent remain troduced in the area through coopera- ment. today, according to the Minnesotative efforts with public and private The property is located within a County Biological Survey. About half agencies. larger landscape of protected lands run- of the state's remaining prairies are un- ning alonb the upper Minnesota River protected and at risk of being plowed i :iiii~i: !iii~; :il.i (i~!! i!) :;:~~] ! ~ ]:ii)i! i NATURE CONSERVANCY has acquired 240 acres of grassland in Lac qui Parle County with funding from the state's Outdoor Heritage Fund. This is the third property acquired through the Conservancy's Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project. The property will be restored to link more than two miles of wildlife habitat in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. 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