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z, ,i w w THREE MACHINES WORTH OVER $40,000. Don McLennan and his wife of Canada had a special green card to bring the three vintage Cats shown in this photo into Milbank for this year's Whetstone Valley Antique & Vintage Show, held last weekend at Lake Farley Park. The three models shown were the only three models made, and McLennan has all three. PERHAPS THE OLDEST snowmobile displayed at this year's Whetstone Valley Antique & Vintage Show held in Milbank, SD was this Arctic Cat owned by Elrey Grambart of Hanover, MN. i.:  Library JEFF AND TOM SCHUNEMAN of Schuneman Bros. Vintage Sleds from Corcoran, MN had a fine display of Ski-Doo sleds. They are shown with one of their award-winning sleds. 55-Alive defensive driving class offered The Ortonville Senior Center will host the 4-hour 55-Alive Defensive Driving Class. This class is for those who have already taken the eight hour course, or for those who took this refresher class three years ago, and need to renew it. This 4-hour class will begin at 6 pm, and end at about 9 pm. You must register to attend, and you may do so by calling the Center at 839-3555. Lunch will be offered about midway through the evening. Dn your part to help ' up Big Stone Lake!/ Call before you dig. It's safe, it's smart, it's the law. t: 651-454-0002 - Metro 800-252-1166 - Greater MN You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment Machine We'll handle all your insurance work for you! , , ] Kevin s is the area s most well equipped body shop with two frame machines! • Towing with wrecker and roll back • Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work • Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! 320-839-3066 (,hop) 605-676-2457 00om.) KEVIN RAAF 25th year in business at same location! I am starting to getting settled in here and really appreciate the patience and warm greetings I have received. Ortonville has a wonderful (and very busy) library, one you should all be proud of. We have gotten in a few new books recently. New are John Sandford's Mortal Prey, Minette Waiters' The Echo and The Dark Room. New in juvenile books are Thoroughbred #52, Adv of Mary Kate & Ashley - Weird Science Mystery, Bailey School Kids, Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns, and The Zack Files - Me and My Mummy. We also have received a lot of new videos in including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Others include C-hosts of Dickens Past, Jefferson in Paris, World of Peter Rabbit and Friends Vols 3 and 4, Little Piece of • Heaven, White Wolves, Lyddie, Nukie, Solar Crisis, Mr. Nanny, Legally Blonde, Rent-a-Kid, Robot Wars, Being Human, Lost in Yonkers, Josh and S.A.M., With Honors, Firewalker, Ocean's Eleven, America's Sweethearts. Janelle is working hard on lining up the Summer Reading Program- A Hoppin' Place at Your Library. Sign- up for the program will be held June 10-21st. This wilt be open to all children of the community from grades 1-6. Fuhactivities will be held on Tuesday afternoons with July 30th being the last activity. She is in the process of lining up a special entertainer for one of those dates. The " " "fhil-grfi vill also have the Opportunity to earn many prizes just by reading books. N. Minnesota St. • OrtonviUe, MN 56278 Radermacher to enroll at Concordia Tanner Radermacher of Bellingham has announced his decision to enroll at Concordia Col'leg-e, Moorhead. Radermacher, ?  a June 2002 • graduate of OHS, is the son of LuAnn and G 1 e n Radermacher of r u r a i Bellingham. High school activities in which Tanner has participated include Football, Basketball, Golf, Student Council, Class Treasurer. All Conference in football, basketball and golf Little northern takes big prize Week three in the Ortonville Inde.pendent Fishing Contest saw win- ners m all but the perch categories. In the northern category, the $15 in scrip money went to Heidi Sinclair of Wood Lake, whose 10 ounce northern was the largest, and only, one weighed in. Heidi's fish was registered at Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm in Ortonville, as was the winning bull- head, a 2 pound 4 ounce fish from Dale Warrick of Ortonville. Tyler Barret of Nassau had the largest walleye, at 9 pounds 14 ounces, weighed in at Bud's Bait in Ortonville. Final scrip money jackpots are now $100 for both walleye and bullhead, $115 northerns, and perch is now $145. QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique • Mantle 400 Day • Anniversary Striking • Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Call After 6 p.m. for Estimates Plan to improve water in Minnesota river basi Back in 1992 Governor Arnie Carlson stood on the banks of the Minnesota River and issued a chal- lenge: Let's clean up the river in 10 years. Looking at the river's murky waters today it may not appear so, but much has been accomplished. Local, state, and federal government and other organizations continue working toward the goal of "fishable and swimmable" waters. There is some evidence of reduced sediment. Several large wastewater treatment plants have reduced phos- phorus levels. Citizen groups have organized and mobilized to clean up the river. The stage has been set for the next phase. Past research tells us what and where the pollution problems are. Now work is shifting toward actual projects to improve water quality. The Minnesota River Basin Plan, recently completed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), offers a guide for continuing the effort. Copies of the 114-page Minnesota River Basin Plan soon will be avail- able from the MPCA. It's accessible now on the Web at nriver. The plan builds upon past research and looks to the future. It incorporates ideas and comments from many public, private, state and local groups. Runoff from the 16,000-square- mile Minnesota River Basin in south- ern Minnesota, northern Iowa, and eastern South Dakota dumps many pollutants into the river. It carries fer- tilizers, pesticides, sediment and bac- teria into the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling. Eventually, the Minnesota River contributes to the so-called "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Fish, shrimp and other aquatic life can't survive in this area of low dissolved oxygen. In recent years it has covered as much as 8,000 square miles. A national task force study looked to the Upper Midwest for the cause. Minnesota and other states in the Mississippi River Basin will need to develop plans to reduce the amount of pollution they contribute. The overall goal of the basin plan is: "To restore, protect and maintain the water quality, bit-diversity and the natural beauty of the Minnesota River." The plan lists strategies and specific tasks aimed at the goal. "The plan sets a general direction for further improvements in water quality in the Minnesota River Basin," says Larry Gunderson of the MPCA. "The five-year plan is not intended to be a final product, but part of a continuous process." Basin plan goals address the main pollution levels are aqualic life. • NutrientS amounts of • Sediment total sus • Toxics and aquatic toxic • Bacteria disease • Biolc aquatic life; ural systems.. "High idelatified able," projects develop Conservation Program longterm But Limited ing land use widespread took more merit to create lems we have River take time then to " Proposed rules rel to public water per Proposed amendments to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Public Waters Work Permit Program rules were published in the State Register May 20 to initiate a 30-day public review period and an opportunity for persons or groups to request a public hearing. Accompanying the published notice is a copy of the proposed rule changes. The rule amendment process was initiated with passage of legislation in 2000. Without new permanent rules being adopted, the current exempt rules expire on July 30, when the rules the DNR uses will revert back to the 1983 permanent version of the rules. The primary purpose of the DNR Public Waters Work Permit rules is to balance the rights of riparian landowners seeking access and use of these waters with the rights of the public to conserve and use the water DNR Public Waters Work Permit rules include two areas of change. Within the first area of changes, a number of proposals are being made to make permanent the interim rules adopted by the DNR in 2000, and to reflect other legislative changes enact- ed since 1983. The changes include: • 1990 legislation recodifying water law; • adoption of public waters termi- nology to distinguish these waters from wetlands subject to passage of the 1991 Wetland Conservation Act; • 1995 and 1996 legislation granti- ng the DNR the authority to issue gen- eral permits; • 1996 legislation addressing regu- lation of permanent lake level con- trois; • 1997 legislation defining the DNR's authority to regulate boathous- es; waters work e definin ities; water tent with DNR definitions on lic water ment unit language Conservation broad area of initiated by ing These guage • adoption' the avoidance sation corn in the gram rules; • adoption ests of its people. The types of activi: changes in enforcement authority, -€ange in ties that require a DNR public waters work permit include projects that affect public waters and that stabilize eroding shoreline; construct marinas and harbors; control or manage the levels of lakes and streams; install or repair bridges and culverts; and restore degraded areas of public waters. The initial version of these rules, adopted in 1978, was based on exist- ing procedures developed by the DNR since the inception of the Public Waters Work Permit Program in 1937. The rules were amended in 1983 due to concerns raised during implemen- tation of the Public Waters Inventory. In 2000, the Legislature enacted law changes that resulted in rule amend- ments for a two-year interim period. The proposed amendments to the waiver of public waters wetland per- is mit requirements, and addressing pro- • cedures for developing written agree- with a merits between the local government DNR has to unit administering provisions of the threatened Wetland Conservation Act and the DNR; • 2001 legislation authorizing the DNR to waive the requirement for a public waters work permit for public road projects affecting wetland areas of public waters to the local govern ment unit administering the Wetland Conservation Act; • technical changes making it clear that activities subject to aquatic plant management permits, water aeration system permits, watercraft and buoys, rules to and water appropriation permits that restoration] are regulated under other statutes and rules do not require a separate public plans local basis commissioner public water • changes .permit In zoning breakwater Truck Driver a Career on the North Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 (next to EconoLge) Call Dustin If Dustin doesn't have the MANY MORE TO '96 Dodge Dakota SLT 2WD, V6, Auto, Air, AM/FM Cassette, 52,000 miles $4,995 '95 Chrysler V6, Auto, Page 14 .-  INDEPENDENT