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_ IldlJll lllUliUilllnl.ilailUqilUiUqia! _ _ - - ' - " : :LUHIIUIEIUIII GRANDCHILDREN OF ISSAC ANDERSON AND HANS ANDERSON attended the Hanson/Anderson reunion at the Eidskog Lutheran Churchon Saturday, Aug. 14. There were 75 in attendance. Pictured above in front from left left to right are Deloris Athey, Judelle Rothi, Janice Copley, Myrna Terwedo, Vivian Janssen, Marry Doll, Judy Lindman and Eunice Redfield. Back row left to right are Jim Beasley, Selmer Simonson, Clifford Christensen, Clara Zeek, George Beasley, Clair Beasley, Elaine Kuester, Carol Koosman, Ruth Rens and Howard Hanson. By Sgt. Kathy Pederson of the Minnesota State Patrol Dear Trooper Kathy: Dear Trooper Kathy: what's the law for school Patrols? How come some are adults and some are kids? Also, what are the rules for drivers? They don't seem to pay much attention to us pedestrians! Trooper Kathy says: First I'll talk about School Patrol. It is getting to be the time of year for school to start again. Minnesota has had a SCHOOL PATROL since 1929. Our laws allow for trained school patrol students to cross other students with their official school patrol flags. Many school patrollers attended a weeklong camp for training up at a special school patrol training camp called LEGIONVILLE. This camp is held for 8 different weeks up by Brainerd Minnesota. This camp is primarily funded and maintained by the American Legion. A few cities have hired adult crossing guards. They are also trained and are allowed to direct children and traffic. It is unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle through a column of school children crossing a street or highway or past a member of a school safety patrol or adult crossing guard, while the member of the school safety patrol or adult crossing guard is directing the movement of children across a street or highway and while the school safety patrol member or adult crossing guard is holding an official signal in the stop position. A peace officer may arrest the driver of a motor vehicle if the peace officer has shall yield the right-of-way to all probable cause to believe that the vehicles upon the roadway. driver has operated the vehicle in (b) Any pedestrian crossing a violation of this paragraph within the roadway at a point where a pedestrian past four hours, tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing (d) A person who violates this has been provided shall yield the subdivision is guilty of a right-of-way to all vehicles upon the misdemeanor. A person who violates roadway. this subdivision a second or subsequent time within one year of a previous conviction under this subdivision is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Trooper Kathy says: The next part reminds MOTORISTS and Pedestrians that the law requires BOTH parties to pay attention. The pedestrian crossing law 169.21 PEDESTRIAN. Subdivision 1.Obey traffic-control signals. Subd. 2.P~ights in absence of ~ignal. Where traffic-c0ntrol signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk.. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Subd. 3.Crossing between intersections. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk (c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked MEETING THE VICE PRESIDENT of the United States was quite a treat for the Bloomquist family. On a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, Sam and Megan Bloomquist of Willmar had'their picture taken with Vice President Joe crosswalk. Biden. They are the children of Mark and Beth Bloomquist and grandchildren t (d) Every driver of a vehicle shall of Carl and Arl ene Maas of Odessa. I (1) exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicycle or pedestrian upon any roadway and (2) give an audible signal when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confusbd or incapacitated person upon illi U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and A1 Franken and Congressman Jim Oberstar announced that the Depart- ment of Homeland Security has re- leased over $20 million to help Minnesota enhance its protection, pre- vention, response and recovery capa- bilities for risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards. "As a former prosecutor, I know how critical it is that state and local governments be prepzired to prevent and protect against threats to our na- tion's security,"Klobuchar said. "The first responsibility of government is to ensure the safety of its citizens, and these programs will help provide the tools and resources to protect Min- nesotans from potential harm." "Making sure that our communities have the resources they need to be pre- pared m times of crisis is imperative," said Franken. "This funding'goes a long way toward achieving this goal." "When Hurricane Katrina struck we learned what happens when FEMA is not properly funded- and equipped, we can never let that happen again," said Oberstar. "Programs like these ensure that FEMA is ready when disaster strikes.'" The funding is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants. Over $10.7 million will go towards the State Homeland Security Program to imple- ment the goals and objectives included, in Minnesota's state homeland security strategy and preparedness report. Over $8.2 million will go to the Twin C ities metropolitan area under the Urban Areas Security Initiative to enhance re- gional preparedness. Other various se- curity programs received over $1.5 million. a roadway.. Walk on left side of roadway. Pedestrians when walking or moving in a wheelchair along a roadway shall, when practicable, walk or move on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder giving way to oncoming traffic. Where sidewalks are provided and are accessible and usable it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or move m a wheelchair along and upon an adjacent roadway. If you have any questions regarding traffic safety and/or traffic laws. please email her at kathy.pederson@ Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events. which involve law enforcement. did a great job representing our areal Thank you to everyone who helped make the pageant such a success. Thanks to all the contestants, volunteers, donors and spectators. Crowns donated by JoLee's Jewelry and "Jewelers of America" PJOS3S31 S.j 2010 MISS BIG STONE LAKE AREA ROYALTY. Left to right, in front, is Little Miss McKenzie Anderson; in back, Second Princess Emily Burman, Third Princess Andrea Burman, Queen Mackenzie Streich and First Princess Bridget Walsh. Jewelers of America JoLee's Jewelry Jim & Sons Lumber Rene Eustice Ryan Stattelman Jeanne Krueger Ortonville Flower Shop GoFasters Ann Perry Heritage Printing Streich Beefmasters Farms Pro Image Partners Hardware Hank Tim Brown Brian KrUeger First Bank & Trust Carlson Thrifty White Drug Candidates and Parents FROM THE PAGEANT COMMITTEE... Holly Deutsch, Adrienne Stattelman and Rene Lovgren INDEPENDENT " Page 6 Tuesday, August 24,2010