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Area news digest MADISON-On May 1st, at 9:43 p.m., the Lac qui Parle Sheriff's office was notified of a vehicle in the Minnesota River at Churchill Dam. Information and investigation discovered that Dennis LaFollete, age 46, Montevideo and his 11-year-old daughter Andira had been fishing at the dam when Andira got cold and her father took her to their 1994 Chevy extended cab pickup, parked on the Lac qui Parle side of the dam parking area. The pickup was started up to get heat in the cab of the truck and when D. LaFollete started to return to go fishing the vehicle started to move going through a cedar fence, brushed up against a large tree and continued on down the grade into the river water, with 11-year-old Andira inside and D. LaFollete hanging on the outside of the pickup trying to get his daughter out. The vehicle was in the water when Andira was pulled from the vehicle. One bystander, Jesse Hernandez of Milan, came to their aid by entering the water and assisted getting both the LaFolletes to safety. MONTEVIDEO-It has been a difficult year for students at MSHS with the loss of classmates Adam Albrecht and Andrew Sellner and former Kyle Anderson in automobile accidents. ECO (Environmentally Concerned Optimists) and Butch Halterman's advisee group decided to plant three new trees on the school grounds to remember the three students and to give something back to the earth in a ceremony held on April 22, which was also Earth Day. MORRIS-Because of spotty state enforcement, Minnesota counties are finding they must take the lead in balancing the interests of farmers and other residents. Stearns County residents were riled and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency knew it. So when MPCA officials agreed to answer questions about the agency's feedlot policy in a normally quiet school lunchroom this month they did so only with a guarantee of police protection. With the town police chief and three sheriff's deputies on hand, nearly 100 residents showed up, some shouting questions and denouncing the agency for approving a 2,000- hog feedlot that will sit between two popular lakes. The MPCA had approved it without visiting the site and did so even though the farm violated a state law requiring that residents be notified of his application. "The reason Stearns county is getting into feedlot permitting is because the MPCA has not done its job for the citizens of this state or this community," County. Commissioner Rose Arnold charged at the meeting. '. Big Stone City Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet May 14th at 7:30 at the Legion clubrooms. Hostesses are Mary Ann Holtquist and Sylvia Johnson: Members are asked to please attend the meetings. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Remund and Kristen and Kelsey of Sioux Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Schnaser and Dennis celebrated Mother's Day at the Ortonville Golf Course Club House. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Brehmer of Bellingham were visitors at the Myron Schnaser home Monday, May 4. Michael Keith of Milbank visited Lucille McFarland of Milbank was a visitor Thursday of Lorraine Schnaser. Virgil and Verene Raaf stopped to visit Evelyn Zahnow Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loeschke helped Harry Loeschke celebrate his birthday.Monday afternoon, May 4th. Bill and Connie Voeltz were last weekend guests at Larry and Dawn Morton's home. The occasion was to celebrate Sydney's 2nd birthday. Carol Hauck attended confirmation for Stephanie Witte at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Beardey last Sunday. Afterwards Carol went to at the Myron Schnaser home on Browns Valley Health Center and had ,Tuesday. dir wi Romlm Klmm. Thursday Curt Herberg of Watertown was a visitor of John and Carol Hauck. Saturday, May 2nd evening visitors at Scott and Ann Barnhardt's to help Darryl celebrate his 7th birthday were Leo and Darlene Barnhardt, Tom and Sandy Rice, Tonya Barnhardt "and Zachary and Taylor, Aaron and Sharon Smith and Kaitlyn all of Big Stone City, and Marie Gagnon of Ortonville. Lakeside Club met Tuesday evening at the home of Darlene Barnhardt with 10 members attending. Marilyn Athey was a Friday afternoon visitor of Darlene Barnhardt. Many friends and relatives helped Harry Loeschke celebrate his birthday on May 4th. Vivian Hublou returned home last Wednesday after spending the winter visiting at the homes of her granddaughter Sherrie Clogs, daughter and son-in-law Helen and Stuart Deal in the Chicago area, and son and daughter-in-law Bob and Betty Hublou in Texas. Orla Onken went with a group of people from the Congregational Church to Maya Angelou lecture at Morris Thursday night. Tuesday 5th grade students at Big Stone School dressed as a famous historical person and read their research papers about the person's life. The 7th grade class along with their teacher Mr. Scheff and chaperones Betty Norlin and Liane Rausch traveled Tuesday to Watertown where they toured the Terry Redlin Art Center and a historical museum in the downtown area. Last Friday and Saturday evening the play Cinderella set to a fifties theme that was presented by the students of Big Stone School was fantastic success. The students of Big Stone School are hosting a benefit fund raiser to help with medical expenses for their teacher Mrs. Stewart and for Mrs. Dockter. Please contact the students or school with your contribution. fCENSUS 2000 JOBS  Part-time/Tomp Crew Leaders - $8.25/hr Address Llsters - $6.75/hr - $0.31/mile reimbursement ~ Work in your county area ~ Local application testing beginning May 13th To sign up call Tony at (320) 255-1492 ..... EOE ..... j Located at Ortonville, MN - Hwy. 75 - Hilltop MONDAY, MAY 18, 1998 SALE TIME - 10:00 AM Business known at Hilltop Sales. Excellent location, high traffic area. All comers of the property will be marked. LEGAl. - LOTS 2-3-4- OF OL 5 - OlnlBNMILLE, MN Large metal building - Has 30'x65' glass front showroom. Several offices - parts counter - parts room - restroom - Other pad of building has 90'x100' heated shop area. Lot size ....... 280'X150' - =" amount of lore lMimll.  ...... LEGAL - HILLTOP ADDmON BLOCK 14 - CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MN Metal building used as body shop - 30'x50' with 12'x12' entry. Gas up to building - metal door - large paint booth. lot size 150'x279' o LEC, dU. - 4J.L BLOCK 11 (EXCEPT SOUTH 82.4) Has large pole building - 50'x60' - 2 metal doors 12'x14' Lot size 46'x3| 1' LEGJU. - W 104' OF BLK. 13 HILLTOP ADDmON, CiTY OF Large vacant lot 80'xlO4'omNVILLE , MN Large vacant lot 80'x231.8' LEGdU. - W 104' OF LOT 1, OUTLOT 5 - HILLTOP ADDmON TERMS: 10% down day of auction. Balance at closing Approx. 30 days. Title insurance will be used - cost split 50-50. Taxe., will be prorated to closing, Possession after closing. Parcels will be offered in any combination that will return most mi)ney for estate. Sold with owner's conformation. NOTICE: All warranties on items sold are between buyer and seller. As between auctioneers, cled= and buyers aft items are  'AS IS' and the entire risk as to e qualay and pelorrnance of the product is with the 'BUYER'. The auctioneers and clerks expressly disclaim all warrenlles  expressed ex implied. The buyer actmowtedges being so informed pnof to the sale, + .... i + +"" TERMS ," Cash or bankable check. Out of area buyers btit letter of approval from your bank if paying by check. FARR[LL AgCTION CO. ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR WITHIN 1/2 HOUR AFTER AUCTION. i "t L+ NOT 00ESPONS, mE ACC,OENTS ,' AUCTION CLERKING REAL ESTATE BROKER REAL ESTATE APPRAISER P.O. Box 190 Milbank, SO Phone 805-432-52a5 Mobile 1-800-630.50t a Thomas Wittnebel Estate CARLENE WITTNEBEL - OWNER Sale will be conducted by Farm, Auctioneer - Jim - Steve - Paul Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 . MINNESOTA FEEDLOT ISSUE o,ERY COMPLEX tqt Thiesse, Extension Educator, Univers'ity of Minnesota Extension Service, Mankato, prepared the following material. The 1998 Minnesota State Legislature passed legislation aimed at addressing some of the issues surrounding the feedlot controversy in the state. The legislation places some restrictions on outside manure storage lagoons and maintains support for odor monitoring. The legislation also establishes a Generic Environmental Impact Study (GEIS) to do a non- partisan analysis of the livestock industry and feedlot development. There still remains a lot of controversy surrounding new livestock facilities in many local communities in Minnesota. These issues and other challenges related to Minnesota's Livestock Industry were discussed at a recent conference in Mankato. Most of the education and regulation emphasis related to feedlots has focused on pollution prevention and environmental concerns. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has given leadership to enhancing the feedlot permitting process and requiring producers to have stricter manure management plans. Many counties are now part of the MPCA program to issue permits and monitor feedlot compliance. Larger operations must still be permitted directly through MPCA. In recent years, a large number of counties have also adopted feedlot ordinances that have more stringent requirements than MPCA rules. Several counties have also updated Land Use Plans, which have included increase setback distances for location of livestock buildings and other restrictions. The Minnesota Pork Producer's Association and the University of Minnesota Extension Service have provided education programs for producers, such as the "Environmental Assurance Program." Even though the environmental issues are being addressed, there continues to be a considerable controversy in many rural areas. The reason for continued controversy regarding new livestock building is that the "real issues" are probably the odor and the changing structure of livestock farms. Neither of these issues is very adequately addressed by MPCA regulations or county ordinances. Furthermore, odor and economic issues are very difficult issues to deal with through regulations. There is a difference between addressing the issue of "odor" and "air quality." MPCA is now monitoring the levels of certain air quality substances to see if they reach toxic levels near livestock facilities. At toxic levels, there could be potential human health risks in or near livestock facilities. The levels of compounds that may cause concern for human health are likely much higher than levels of that same compound that result in a noticeable odor. As a result, "air quality" monitoring for human health standards may not have a large effect on detectable odors near livestock units. Sound management practices by producers and a good community working relationship are the best methods to minimize the impact of livestock odor. Some operations have received considerable negative publicity relative to odor concerns. However, there communities that livestock problems are strong community livestock industry. Issues that relate structure of the might be even more with. Minnesota that restrict certain ventures and owning and businesses. A investment in Minnesota has beea family farm o Industry, some together in business hogs and other farme raise hogs under producers. Many of the arrangements in are being done for by family farm families are looking their risk, maximi investment, and the farm. In are utilizing the lower their production due to fertilizer costs. Legislating of the livestock very difficult the rest of the This type Minnesota hog an economic to other states. It is hoped that and livestock "common controversy industry. need to search solutions rather thaa "Either-Or" GEIS study, Legislature, will process in rural I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK GENERAL NOTIC TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE WEEDS AND GRASSHOPPERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 8th day of May, 1998, pursuant to Minnesota 18.83, Subd. 7, (1992), that all persons in Big Stone County, Minnesota, shall control ( all noxious weeds on land they own, occupy or are required to maintain. Control ot may be accomplished by any lawful method but the methods may need to be prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating pads Failure to comply with the general notice may. mean that'an Individual notice will individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the a the county where"t hal land is located. Failure to comply with the individual notice the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work done or seek a against the person(s) who failed to comply. If the work is hired done by the inspecto, be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are statewide noxious weeds are: Field Bindweed, Hemp, Poison Ivy, Leafy S Thistle, Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle and PIumeless Thistle. In Big Stone County, noxious weeds also: Wild Sunflower, Velvet Leaf, Wild Proso, Millet and Black Local Weed Inspectors are township supervisors, city mayors or their appointed NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section all persons owning, occupying, or in charge of the maintenance of land grasshoppers by any lawful method on land located in designated control zones. used may need to be repeated to prevent the movement of grasshoppers to Failure to comply with the general notice may mean the inspector having jurisdiction individual notice. Failure to comply with the individual notice may mean that the jurisdiction will hire the control work done and place the cost as a tax lien upon the appeal process applies to violations of the grasshopper law as to the noxious Grasshopper Inspectors are township supervisors or their appointed assistants. BY ORDER OF THE TOWNSHIP AND INSPECTORS IN BIG STONE COUNTY TOWNSHIP OF AKRON Richard Guse, Chairman ; ...................... Corrsll Warren Wlese. Clerk ......................... OrtonVgle Sherwood Dove, Treasurer .................... Con'ell Roger Rhaingans ................................... Con'ell John Jenaen ........................................... Correll TOWNSHIP OF ALMOND Ronald Chase, Chairman ...................... Clinton Gregory Brendt, Clerk ........................... Clinton Donald Karsky, Treasurer ...................... Clinton Greg Athey ............................................ Clinton Gone Moberg ........................................ Clinton TOWNSHIP OF ARTICHOKE Jacob Danielson, Jr., Chairman ............. Correll Kay Stenstuen, Clerk ............................. Correll Forrest Johnson, Treasurer ................... Correll Milton Stenstuen .................................... Correll Steve Jagow ........................................... Corrsll TOWNSHIP OF BIG STONE Johnny Larson, Chairman ................. Ortonville Patrick Greuel, Clerk ......................... Ortonville James Hippie, Treasurer ................... Ortonville Marlyn Schurnachar .......................... Ortonville Rex George ....................................... Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF BROWNS VALLEY Melvin Schuttoff, Chairman .............. Beardsley Nancy Deutsch, Clerk ....................... Beardsley Dorothy Haanen, Treasurer .............. Beardsley Micheal Spindler ........................ Browns Valley Steve Syverson ................................ Beardsley TOWNSHIP OF FOSTER Wilbur Athey,'Chairman ......................... Clinton Edward Holker, Clerk ........................ Beardsley LeRoy Schoon, Treasurer ................ Beardsley Donavan Tesch ...................................... Clinton Bruce Eastman ................................ Beardsley TOWNSHIP OF GRACEVILLE James Reynolds, Chairman ............. Greceville Karen Maanum, Clerk ....................... Graceville Paul Haugen, Treasurer ................... Graceville Raymond Pansch ............................. Graceville Jon Pansch ....................................... Graceville TOWNSHIP OF MALTA Terry Gilleaple, Chairman ...................... CHnton Cuales D. Oleon, Clerk .......................... Clinton Kent Morrill, Treasurer ........................... Clinton Veal Gillespie ......................................... Clinton Bruce Moberg ........................................ Clinton TOWNSHIP OF MOONSHINE Stan Weeding, Chairman ...................... Choldo Diana Vogt, Clerk .................................. Chotde Richard Maueh, Treasurer ..................... Choldo Wally Wulff ............................................. Chotdo Robert Vogt ........................................... Chokio TOWNSHIP OF ODESSA Harley Hslgeson, Chairman .............. Ortonville Robert Rothi, Clerk ............................ Ortonville Janet Stock. Treasurer ......................... Odessa Russell Thymian ................................ Ortorlle Ead Holgerson ................................... Odessa TOWNSHIP OF ORTONVlUJE Warner Johnson, Chairman .............. Ortonville Ruth Dittes, Clerk/Treasurer .............. Ortonville Bruce Hoememann ........................... OaonviHe Odand Folkens .................................. Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF OTREY Ronald Thompson, Chairman ........... Ortonville Eugene Nelson, Clerk ....................... Ortonvllle Richard Thomson, Treasurer ............ Ortonvflle Robert "ln .............................. Ortonville Harlan Hansen ....... ......................... Ortonville TOWNSHIP OF PRIOR Wade Athey, Chairman ..................... Greceville David Weber, Clerk ........................... OrtorNille Linda Brandt, Treasurer ........................ Clinton Dale Johnson .................................... Ortonville Lester W, Hanson ............................. Graceville TOWNSHIP OF TOQUA Jeff Taffe, Chairman ......................... Gracevllle John H. Kleindl, Clerk ....................... Greceville David Arens, Treasurer .................... Graceville Mark Kleindl ...................................... Graceville Thomas Heck ................................... Grecevflle Edward Taffe Nelia crrY OF Gle Burgess, Mayor. Kathy Issendorf. crrY oF staey F'mberg, Mark Botker, Debre Maher, Paul Diane Koepp, Audrey Mary Lane, Gladys Steep, James Andrews Elaine Johnsrud, Clerk.. tarry Spaulding, Don Teske, Mayor ...... Beth David cny Scott Huizenga, Dick Lana, 1st District ..... Jeanne Krueger, 2rid David Torgereon, 3rd Elwond Throndrud, Alvin Maas, The Board of County Commissioners asks your in this weed and grasshopper control work. Harold J. Nelson COUNTY AGRICULTURAL IN: Page 2b " INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,