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RECYCLED BEAUTIES RED HAT GROUP recently met at Central Park in Ortonville for a luncheon provided by Shir'l Botker. Special guest was Beth Hinneberg. Ortonville Police Department will fort aimed toward taking impaired be cracking down on impaired drivers . drivers off the road and encouraging as part of a statewide DWI enforce- motorists to make safe decisions. Last ment effort, Aug. 20-Sept. 6. The three year, alcohol-related crashes factored weekends this enforcement period cov- In 141 deaths of 421 total road fatali- ers were among the top 11 deadliest ties. weekends of the year for drunk driving Officer's will combine DWI patrols deaths over the last three years. 2007- with seat belt enforcement as each year 2009. 75 percent of drinking drivers killed The effort is coordinated by the are also not belted. Minnesota's pri- Minnesota Department of Public mary seat belt law re@ires drivers and Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. passengers in all seating positions -- Around 400 Minnesota law enforce- including the back seat -- to be buck- ment agencies will participate in the ef- led up or in the correct child restraint. Kevin Raaf !! !iiiiiiii!iiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiN i iiii iii I ii! iiiJi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Complete Collision Repair Glass Replacement and Chip Repair Frame and Suspension Repair i!!!!~!i!:i Work II North Minnesota St. & Eastvold Ave. Ortonville, MN ". |1,, (320) sag-a066 .omo 60s-67 -24S7 Co, 60S-880-42S2]!, ~ ALL WORK GUARANTEED ~ AS LOW AS AND REBATES UP TO ON SELECT MODELS ~AII Deal, No Hype POLRRIS. Steaks, Roasts, HamburgerPork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 I=. E. Hwy. 12. 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Warning: ATVs can be hazardous to operate For your safety: Avord operating Polar}s ATVs or RAN~ERS on paved surfaces or pu~ic roads R~de~s and passengers should atways wear a hetmet eye protec~on protective cloth~r~ and a seat belt on RAN(~E~ veNcies) Never engage in stunt drJving and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns Polaris odt~ ATV models a~e lot nqers age 16 and olde~ Dnvers of RANG ER v~hdes must be at least t 6 years o~d w th a V~fld driver s ticense. Alt ATV r ders should ~ake a safet~ tra ning course For ATV safety ar~ tr a~nlng nformalron c.ail t;'~ $VIA at {800) 887.2887 see your dea~er or ca~l Polaris at 800~ 342.3764 (2010 Polaris industries Inc and younger were arrested for DWI. In Big Stone County 16 motorists arrested for DWI were age 24 and younger -- including 11 under the legal drinking age. The enforcement and education ef- fort is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a component of the state's Toward Zero Deaths(TZD) traffic safety program. TZD is the state's core traffic safety program that uses a multidisciplinary approach to address traffic issues re- gionally through enforcement, educa- tion, engineering and emergency trauma care. The goal of the TZD is fewer than 400 road deaths by 2010. KDIO Temps Hi Low Aug. 15 75 59 Aug. 16 75 57 Aug. 17 82 52 Aug. 18 75 64 Aug. 19 73 64 Aug. 20 82 66 Rain Big Stone 1-1/10 Clinton 1-3/10 Rosen 1-1/2 Milbank 9/10 Aug. 21 84 64 sober ride," says Ortonville Police Chief Jason Mork. "It's that simple, the fight against drunk driving has gone on long enough. There's no excuse for driving impaired." DPS reports enhanced DWI en- -forcement campaigns factored in the state tallying a record-low number of alcohol-related deaths in 2009. Last year, 141 motorists were killed in alco- hol-related crashes -- zero alcohol re- Beyer funeral set for Thursday PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD August 3, 2010 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 3. 2010. Chairman Sandberg called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Berning, Olson and Wulff present. Also present were Mike Swanson of the Ortonville Independent, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson The Pledge of Allegiance followed. States Borders Construction f0rSAId-'O-067 625-009. Auditor Knutson reported that nOtice was received that the County's 2010 MCIT dividend will be $79,803 and is allocated as follows: Workers' Compensation $32,739 and Property/Casualty $47,064. Discussion was held on salvage issues with Ry's Diesel Repair by Toqua Park. Commissioner Wulff reported that he had been contacted by Moonshine Township with concerns regarding noxious weeds. Wulff will advise the township to contact Attorney Watson for assistance. Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the intermittent, unpaid leave request of Rhonda Beckman for August 1 - November 1, 2010. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and and carried to execute the Agreement for carded to approve the minutes of the July the Sharing.of a County Human Resources 12th hiqhway 5-year plan meeting and the Director with Stevens County contingent July 2@" regular meeting, upon the County Attorney's review. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Berning Motion by Athey, seconded by Olson and carried to approve the agenda with and carried to adopt the following noted additions, resolut!on: 2010 24 Commissioners reportedon the WE EREAS the Big Stone county Board of following committees: Wulff- Pomme de Terre Commissioners has requested temporary Olson- Environmental (MSI); Personnel Sandberg - Land Records; Environmental (MSI); Personnel; RRB Athey- Prairie 5; WACCO Motion by Athey, seconded by Olson and carried to authorize Attorney Watson to send the written response he drafted to Mr. Richard Mueller regarding his on-going property concerns. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to offer $500 for the purchase of right-of-way along CSAH 78 currently owned by Steve Barr. assistance from the Stevens County IT Director; and WHEREAS the purpose of said assistance shall be to: 1 ) Complete a comprehensive assessment of the existing Big Stone County technology equipment and practices. 2) Recommend an action plan to meet the future needs of Big Stone County related to IT services. 3) Assist in the recruitment and selection of necessary IT staff in Big Stone County. 4) Provide additional oversight and Law enforcement will stop and ticket Boyd Beyer, 44, of Johnson diedVSO Dan Meyer provided information guidance during the probationary period drivers and passengers solely for seat on Saturday, Aug. 21. , on his office's activities during the past of any new ITemployees in Big Stone belt violations. ' Funeral services will be held on month for the Board's review: County. Vicki Grimli from the Library was present WHEREAS the Stevens County Board of "If you don't want to get arrested for Thursday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at our to request additional funding for 2011. Commissioners agrees to allow the IT DWI, if you don't want to kill or injure Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. SWCD representatives Tammy Director to provide said services to Big yourself or others, if you don t want Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Neubauer, Darrin Welle, Holly Wellendorf Stone County under the following your life turned upside down -- get in Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer and Travis Issendorf presented the conditions: ' District's 2011 budget and other financial 1) The Stevens County IT Director is able the habit of pl~nning for a safe and service at 8 p.m. also at Our Savior's information for the Board's review, and willing to provide such services Lutheran Church in Chokio. Pastor John Ragan will be officiating. A full obituary will be in next week's edition. ESTERN lated crashes in Big Stone County. INNESOTA Despite the drop in deaths, DPS reports alcohol-related crashes still accounted to live and visit! for more than one-third of all road deaths matching historical trends. During 2007-2009, there were 1,386 traffic deaths statewide of which 494 motorists alcohol-related. During that same time period 107,376 mo- torists were arrested for DWI -- ._ 32,759 last year. In Big Stone County during 2007-2009, there were three traffic deaths of which one was alco- hol-related. Another twenty motorists were arrested for DWI -- one in seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on record. The local economic impact of alcohol-related fatalities was $1,210,000. Minnesota law states that motorists can be arrested for impaired driving even if their alcohol-concentration level is under 0.08 -- the state's legal limit if they demonstrate impaired driving behavior. The consequences of a DWI can vary depending on many factors including alcohol-concentra- tion, previous offenses and if there was an injury related to a crash. A first-time DWI offense will trigger an automatic driver's license revocation for up to a year. The cost of a DWl can reach $20,000 when factoring legal, court and other administrative fees. Those arrested for DWI now have an option to regain their driving privi- leges sooner by having an interlock de- vice installed in their vehicle. Potential " " I .... Save money with our muhi.policy discount! hen you insure your car and home or mobile home with us, through Auto-Owners Insurance Company, we l save you money with their muld- policy discount! Mature policyholders can eam even greater savings. Contact our agency today! Following a break. Building Maintenance Supervisor Jim Hesslen was present to update the Board on work that needs to be done in the courthouse. The Board provided direction on prioritizing the various projects. Motion by Athey, seconded by Wuiff and carried to authorize payment of the following claims as presented by Auditor Knutson: General $11,829.94 Highway 23,453.24 Total $35,283.18 without sacrificing the needs of Stevens County. Work schedules and priorities shall be set by the IT Director. 2) The IT Director shall track actual time and expenses and Stevens County shall invoice Big Stone County for reimbursement of actual costs associated to work for Big Stone County 3) The agreement shall remain in effect until December 31, 2010 unless either party indicates that assistance is no longer required or no longer feasible. Auditor Knutson reported that the BE IT RESOLVED that the Big Stone following bids had been received for the County Board of Commissioners hereby 2004 Chevy Impala: $400 - Keith Giese; agrees to reimburse Stevens County for $500- Myhres Garage; $107.56- Travis the IT services received by Big Stone Fitzner. Motion by Olson, seconded by County per the described conditions in this Athey and carried to accept the high bid of resolution. $500 from Myhres Garage. The remainder of the meeting was spent ! Treasurer Cindy Nelson was present to reviewing the 2011 budget. request that the Board establish appraised Discussion was held on the probation values for the tax forfeited property, budget that was presented. Motion by Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff and Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to carried to approve the following values: meet with a probation officer and Parcel No. AmoUnt representatives from the 4 other counties 16-O101-000 $ 2,500 who share probation services to review the 17-0091-000 $ 500 budget and address some concerns. 18-0007-000 $ 4.100 Commissioner Berning will represent Big 13-0293-000 $45,000 Stone County. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning Chairman Sandberg adjourned the and carried.to approve the new items for meeting at 11:17 AM. display in the rotunda by the Big Stone Michelle R. Knutson, Arts Council. Auditor Motion by.Olson, seconded by Berning Roger Sandberg, and carried to execute the contract with Chairman Flee tes Basement Problems Solved Leaky basements made d ry Thousands of Satisfied Drain tile & baseboard systems available Customers Buckling walls corrected Transferable Warranty Egress window installation Uensad-lnsured MN License #20542636 ND Ucense #35770 800-348-6247 "www.safedrybasement.com B~asement Water Controlled I Sa~ ~dingServiceF6r0ver40Years HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6PM; Sat. 8AM-5:30PM ORTONMILLI=ff MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Per Lb. ~,~. ~(~ Locally Grown Pork- Per Lb. RO " DELl HAM ........................ ~ .... 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The Ortonville Police Department and its officers would like t'o remind Ortonville motorists, especially young adults, to plan ahead for a safe ride home before celebrating. Young people continue to be the primary violators when it comes to impaired driving of- fenses. Statewide from 2007-2009, nearly 32,000 motorists 24 years of age Water Softeners aad Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAI{ES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Areal APPLETON, MN ' 320-289-1999 Tuesday, August 24,2010 EPENDENT Page7b