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DEED, Mn/DOT launch two project funding programs The Minnesota Department of Em- ployment and Economic Development (DEED) and Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) have formed two programs that will make $79 mil- lion available to communities for high- way improvements and public infrastructure projects that support eco- nomic development, safety and mobil- ity. The Transportation Economic De- velopment (TED) Pilot Program, a joint program between DEED and Mn/DOT, will make $39 million avail- able to improve roads, create jobs and encourage economic development in Minnesota. The Safety and Mobility (SAM) Program will provide $40 mil- lion to address the state trunk highway system's critical safety and mobility needs through new or improved inter- change projects. "This is the first time Mn/DOT and DEED have collaborated oh a program that addresses the twin goals of better highways and economic growth," said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. "These unique programs will create jobs and encourage private investment in Minnesota communities." "Safety is our top priority," added Mn/DOT Commissioner Tom Sorel. "The SAM Program will allow us to fund critical interchange improvements that will help make roadways safer for Minnesota motorists. TED will allow us to help Minnesota communities grow and prosper and help provide for a sustainable future." TED funding will be available as follows: • $30 million for building highway interchanges that promote economic development and improve traffic con- gestion and safety • $5 million for trunk highway im- provements • $4 million for public infrastructure projects, including $3 million for proj- ects in Greater Minnesota and $1 mil- lion for projects that support innovative business developments throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities TED may pay up to 70 percent of the costs for trunk highway inter- changes and other improvements. This funding will come from trunk highway bonds. TED may provide up to 50 per- cent of the costs for public infrastruc- ture projects necessary for non-trunk highway improvements. The infra- structure funding will come from two DEED programs: the Greater Min- nesota Business Development Infra- structure Grant Program and the Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Program. The re- maining costs must come from other federal, state, local and private funding sources. The maximum amount of funding any project can receive is $10 million. The SAM Program is funded with $40 million in trunk highway bonds legislatively designated for interchange construction. SAM grants will fund up to 100 percent of selected projects. There is no match requirement. All units of government in Min- nesota are eligible for funding under the TED Program. Applications for the SAM Program will be made through Mn/DOT districts. Project applications are due Dec. 10. Projects selected for funding are expected to be announced in late December. Informational sessions on the pro- grams, including application proce- dures, will be held at the following locations later this month: • Mankato City Hall, 10 Civic Cen- ter Plaza, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 25 • Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N., 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26 • Little Falls, Initiative Foundation, 405 First St. SE, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28 Anyone planning to attend a session should reserve a spot by sending an e- mail to Gloria.Stiehl @ Ap- plication forms and other details about TED are available online at http://tinyurl.corn/PositivelyMinneso- taTED. More details about SAM can be found at DEED is the state's principal eco- nomic development agency, pi'omoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, in- ternational trade and community de- velopment. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at New SD fishing rules proposed South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission members have proposed standardizing several fishing regula- tions. The proposals would: • Change legal spearing dates on in- land waters for rough fish to allow spearing year-round. • Change legal spearing dates for rough fish in South Dakota-Minnesota border waters to allow spearing from May l through the'last Sunday in Feb- ruary. • Repeal a rule limiting the dates for spearing rough fish in certain north- eastern counties. • Change the statewide deadline for removal of ice fishing shelters to the last day of February. • Add a game-fish spearing and archery certification permit for $5 as a requirement for taking of game fish with legal spears, spear guns or bows and arrows. • Add a nonresident youth (under age 16) fishing license for $25. • Reduce the statewide panfish limit from 25 daily to 15. and from 50 in possession to 30. • Change daily and possession limits for yellow perch on South Dakota- Minnesota boundary waters from 25 to 15. "Standardizing spearing dates will provide more opportunities for spear- ing without impacting the resources," said GFP Fisheries Program Manager Geno Adams. "The addition of the game-fish certification permit will help Game, Fish and Parks by letting us know how many people participate in the spearing of game fish. Changes to the panfish limits will simplify our reg- ulations state-wide without sacrificing the quality of our fisheries and reduce the likelihood of inadvertent violations of daily limits." The GFP Commission will take final action on those proposed changes during its next meeting at the Ramkota River Center in Pierre on Now 4-5, 2010. People wishing to comment on the proposals may send letters to the Game Fish and Parks Department at 523 E Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501, or by e-mail to Please include your name and city of residence if you wish to be part of the public record. All letters and e-mails must be received by noon Wednesday, Nov. 3. People also may testify at the GFP Commission meeting on Thurs- day, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Central Time. rIBS] SAMPLE BALLOT BIG STONE COUNTY  STATE OF MINNESOTA  NOVEMBER 2, 2010 STATE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: To vote, completely fill In the oval(s) noxt to your choice(s) like this: (ID, FEDERAL OFFICES STATE OFFICES COUNTY OFFICES SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION U,S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 7 VOTE FOR ONE ( GLEN R. MENZE independence CSS LEE BYBERG Republican 0 COLUN C. FETERSON Dem0cratic-Farmer-Lab0r GENE WALDORF 0 independent CS write-in, if any STATE OFFICES STATE SENATOR DISTRICT2O VOTEFORONE C- GREGG KULBERG Republican 0 GARY W. KUBLY Dem0cratic-Farmer-Lab0r write-in, if any STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 20A VOTE FOR ONE 0 JAY BACKER Republican C-- ANDREW FALK Dem0cratic-Farmer-Lab0r 0 write-in, if any GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR VOTE FOR ONE TEAM TOM HORNER AND 0 JAMESA. MULDER independence TOM EMMER AND C- ANNETTE T. MEEKS Republican MARK DAYTON AND 0 YVONNE PRETTNER SOLON Dem0crat’-Farmer-Lab0r FARHEEN HAKEEM AND C DAN DITTMANN Green I C  LINDA S. ENO AND i ..... HOWARD B. HANSON The Resource Party CHRIS WRIGHT AND 0 EDWIN H. ENGELMANN Grassr00ts Party 0 0 0 0 KEN PENTEL AND ERIN WALLACE Ecology Democracy Party wnte-m, if any SECRETARY OF STATE VOTE FOR ONE JUAL CARLSON Independence DAN SEVERSON Repubhcan C MARK RITCHIE D emor atc-F arme-Lat:r write-re, if any 0 0 0 STATE AUDITOR VOTE FOR ONE DISTRICT SUPERV SOR PATR CIA "PAT" ANDERSON DISTRICT 5 nepublcan VOTE FOR ONE REBECCA OTTO 0 LON MOEN Democretic- Farmer-Lab0 r ANNIE YOUNG 0 Green, if any KENNY IOtLLIGHER Qt, P=.y CITY OFFICES write-in, if any A'I'rORNEY GENERAL VOTE FOR ONE 0 BILL DAHN Independence O CHRIS BARDEN nepublican C LORISWANSON Dem0ctetic-Farmer-Labo r 0 DAVID J. HOCH The Resource Party 0 write-in, if any COUNTY OFFICES COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 VOTE FOR ONE C WADE ATHEY 0 write-in, if any COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4 VOTE FOR ONE 0 ROGER SANDBERG 0 wifte-in, if any COUNTY AUDITOR VOTE FOR ONE 0 MICHELLE R. KNUTSON 0 write,n, if an COUNTYTREASURER VOTE FORONE C- CINDY NELSON wnte-in, if any COUNTY RECORDER VOTE FOR ONE 0 ELAINE MARTIG 0 write-in, if any COUNTY SHERIFF VOTE FOR ONE 0 JOHN HAUKOS 0, If any COUNTY ATTORNEY VOTE FOR ORE 0 BILL WATSON 0 write-in, if any SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 VOTE FOR ONE SCOTT GILLESPIE write-in, if any 0 0 ell VOTE FRONT AND BACK OF BALLOT MAYOR CITYOFBARRY VOTE FOR ONE 0, if any MAYOR CITY OF BEARDSLEY VOTE FOR ONE MARY SYKORA 0 wrifin, if any MAYOR CITY OF CLINTON VOTE FOR ONE 0 SHIRLEY FINBERG O, if any MAYOR CITY OF CORRELL VOTE FOR ONE O write-in, if any MAYOR CITY OF GRACEVILLE VOTE FOR ONE 0 AUDREY RAHRLIEN 0 write-in, if any MAYOR" CITY OFJOHNSON VOTE FOR ONE CS DONALD JOHNSRUD C write-in, if any MAYOR CITY OF ODESSA VOTE FOR ONE 0 CATHERINE TESKE 0 write-m, if any COUNCIL MEMBER AT LARGE CITY OF ORTONVILLE VOTE FOR UP TO THREE 0 MIKEDORRY CS STEVE BERKNER CS we-in, if any 0 wnte-ln, f any 0 write-m, if any COUNCIL MEMBER CITY OF CORRELL voTE FOR ONE + t ll 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 0 0 0 0 0 C C 0 :. 2. THE MEANDER 2010 Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl brought more than 800 people from out of town to the Ortonville area. People came from all parts of the state, however, it seemed this year that many list- ed addresses from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. The photo above was taken at Stattelman's "Red earn, norm of Ortonville. Potter, Mark Mustful, OrtonviUe, is visiting with customers in the foreground. In the back of the picture you will notice painter Neva Foster, Ortonvil[e and author Brent Olson, Ortonville. The event exposed many people to the western part of the state and impressed them with the quality of art that is produced here by local artists. Sales were up for many of the artists Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 Farm Management Minute Manage Your Stress By Danie Packard, Farm Business Management Instructor, Northland Community and Technical College, Theif River Falls We hear a lot about stress, but what is it? Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary defines stress as "the result produced when a structure, system or organism is acted upon by forces that disrupt equilibrium or produce strain". In simple terms, stress is the result of any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factors that require response or change. Some stress is okay, but too much to handle can cause both mental and physical changes to occur. Stress can provide us with the energy and motivation to meet our daily challenges both at home and at our place of work. Many farm families, especially this time of year, are faced with greater amounts of stress than other times of the year. There are crops yet to be harvested, taxes to be done, year end records to be put together and next year's planning to be done. All of these SAMPLE BALLOT BIG STONE COUNTY lel t STATE 9F MINNESOTA f FI I NOVEMBER 2, 2010 STATE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT CITY OFFICES TOWN OFFICES TOWN OFFICES COUNCIL MEMBER CITY OF GRACEVILLE VOTE FOR ONE things may add to the stress levels that already exist. What can we do about the stress that we are encountering? First of all, recognize stress and its warnings. Stress has many physical systems such as increased headaches, chest pains, shortness of breath, fatigue and frequent illness. Emotional symptoms may include apathy, slowed thinking or racing thoughts and feelings of helplessness. Have your eating habits changed, are you impatient, quick to argue, or withdrawn from family and friends? Are you restless, easily irritated or emotionally fatigued? These are all symptoms Of stress building in your life. Ok, so I have stress but what can I do about it? In many cases the origin of the stress cannot be changed immediately, therefore finding ways to maintain good mental health are important. Laughing is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Share a joke with a friend, read the comics, or watch a funny movie. Try to find humor in the things that people do or say. Learn to relax, when you start feeling overwhelmed stop take a few long breaths or take a break and come back to the problem or situation later. Eat right and keep fit, give and accept support from family members and friends. Share your situation with a close friend or family member that you know will keep your conversation in strictest confidence. Prioritize and orgamze your day, realize that you and others have experienced stress before and have overcome. Find people or organizations that can help you to relieve or lessen the amount of anxiety in your life. Your local Farm Management Instructor can help you get your records in order so that as you meet with your lenders and tax preparers you are more confident and assured that you know your business and how it is going. Change those things that can be changed, and leave those things that cannot be changed for another day. To find a farm business management instructor near you please visit SAMPLE BALLOT DEAN JENSEN TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF ALMOND VOTE FOR ONE 0 GREGATHEY wnte-in, if any 0 wnte-ln, if any COUNCIL MEMBER TOWN SUPERVISOR CffYOFJOHNSON TOWN OFARTICHOKE VOTEFORONE VOTEFORONE TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF FOSTER VOTEFORUPTOTWO 0 DONAVAN TESCH all BIG STONE COUNTY lelt STATE OF MINNESOTA I011 NOVEMBER 2, 2010 STATE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT GARYFUHRMAN write-in, if any COUNCIL MEMBER CITYOFBARRY VOTE FOR UF TO TWO 0 STEVE JAGOW 0 wnte-ln, ff any TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF BIG STONE VOTE FOR ORE CE MARLYNSCHUMACHER C WILBER ATHEY O write-in, if any CS> write-in, if any TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF GRACEVILLE VOTE FOR UP TO TWO 0 RAYMOND H.PANSCH CS JAMES REYNOLDS 0 write-in, if any CS write-in if any write-in, if any 0 wnte-ln, it any wnre-m, if any COUNCIL MEMBER TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN SUPERVISOR CITY OF BEARDSLEY TOWN OF BROWNS VALLEY TOWN OF MOONSHINE VOTE FOR UP TO TWO VOTE FOR ONE VOTE FOR UP TO TWO JENNIFER HAUKOS CS STEVE SWERSOh CS BRIAN WULFF 0 KEITH HOMAN 0 wnze-ln, if any TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF MALTA VOTE FOR ONE 0 KYLE GILLESPIE 0 write-in, if an)' TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF ODESSA VOTE FOR ONE 0 PAUL MAAS 0 wnre-ln if any MIKE FOLK wnte-ln. It any write-in, if atly COUNCIL MEMBER CITY OF CLINTON VOTE FOR UP TO TWO BRUCE BENSON TODDGUSTAFSON TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF ORTONVILLE VOTE FOR ONE write-in, if any wnte-m, if any COUNCIL MEMBER CITY OF ODESSA VOTE FOR UP TO TWO LON MOEN VERDEN E. GERBER wnte-ln, if any write-m• if ay 0 DANIEL J.WALTERS O write-in• if any C write-in, if any TOWN SUPERVISOR TOWN OF PRIOR VOTE FOR UP TO TWO ( DALE L FITZNER (SS DALE V JOHNSON 0 write-in, if any 0 write-in, if any TOWN CLERK TOWN OF ALMOND VOTE FOR ONE CS .GREGORY A. BRANDT TOWN OFFICES SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES TOWN CLERK TOWN OF TOQUA VOTE FOR ONE 0 MARK KLEINDL 0 write-in, if any TOWN TREASURER TOWN OF AKRON VOTE FOR ONE 0 RICK WlLKENING 0 write-in, if any TOWN TREASURER TOWN OF BIG STONE VOTE FOR ONE 0 KATHY NELSON 0 write-in, if any TOWN TREASURER TOWN OFFOSTER VOTE FORONE 0 LEROYSCHOON 0 write-in, if any TOWN TREASURER TOWN OF OTREY VOTE FOR ONE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 288B (CUNTON'GRACEVILLE -BEARDSLEY) VOTE FOR UP TO FOUR 0 THERESA DIEKMANN 0 GREG TOLD 0 DONNA MOBERG 0 0 0 0 wn,e-m If any wnPa-ln, if any wme-m, if any wnre-tn, if any SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SCHOOL " BOARD MEMBER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2903 (ORTONVILLE) To fill vacancy in term expiring January 7, 2013 VOTE FOR ONE 0 JAMESA. NELSON 0 MARY GUSTAFSON 0 wnte-*n, it any JUDICIAL OFFICES o ......... Iany SUPREME COURT TOWN TREASURER TOWN OF PRIOR VOTE FOR ONE ASSOCIATE JUSTICE 2 VOTE FOI ONE HELEN MEYER Iumnt GREG WERSAL wnte-ln, if any ASSOCIATE JUSTICE 0 VOTE FOR ONE 0 ALANC PAGE incurnDent 0 TIM TINGELSTAD wnte-m, if any COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE 3 ,VOTE FOR ONE DAVID MINCE Incumbent 0 write-re, if any JUDGE 4 VOTE FOR ONE WlLHELMINA (MIMI) WRIGHT Incumbent 0 wnte-ln, if any JUDGE S voTE FOR ONE 0 LOUISE DOVRE BJORKMAN Incumbent CS we-ln, it any JUDGE 11 VOTE FOR ONE 0 MICHELLE A. LARKIN Incumbent CS wnte-ln, if any JUDGE 17 VOTE FOR ONE 0 MATTHEW E. JOHNSON ncumbent C wrae-i'a, if any JUDGE 18 VOTE FOR ONE 0 wnle-ln i1 y HEIDI SCHELLHAS 'cumbent CSD wrlle-ln if any JUDGE 19 VOTE FOR ONE 0 FRANCIS CONNOLLY Incurnbenl 0 wNe-ln, it any 8TH DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 1 VOTE FOR ONE TOWN CLERK-TREASURER TOWN OF ORTONVILLE VOTE FOR ONE 0 HAROLD R DIMBERG III (RUSTY} 0 wnre-ln if any SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES CZD GLEN M. 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