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The State of Minnesota will get a share of $55 million dollars in 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program supports pro- jects that enhance the competitive- ness of specialty crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. The 2010 federal allocation is 10 per- cent higher than last year's funding. USDA selected Minnesota pro- jects that support local and rural agri- culture interests, increase the com- petitiveness of small producers, and Protecting Minnesota's water re- -Lake County in the Rainy River sources is the focus of $4 million in Basin, $174,500, for Kawishiwi Wa- grants and loans recently approved by tershed Protection Project Phase 1; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency -Minneapolis Park and Recreation (MPCA). As funded by the Clean Board in the Upper Mississippi Basin, Water Partnership and Clean Water $55,000 for the Harriet Lake Diagnos- Fund programs, local partners will re- tic Study and Management Plan; ceive funding to investigate pollutants -Spring Lake-Prior Lake Watershed in lakes and rivers as well as take ac- District in the Upper Mississippi Basin, tion to protect waters from those pollu- $48,417, for the Lower Prior Lake Di- tants, agnostic Study; Created by the Minnesota Legisla- -Stearns County Environmental ture in 1987, the Clean Water Partner- Services in the Upper Mississippi ship program provides financial and Basin, $39,100 for the Pelican Lake of technical assistance to diagnose and St.Anna Phase 1 Study; address threats to water resources. -Bridgewater Township in Rice Approved by Minnesota voters inCounty in the Lower Mississippi 2008, the Clean Water, Land andBasin, $110,197 for the Rice Creek As- Legacy Amendment increased the state sessment Project; and sales tax and dedicated it for certain -Crow Wing County in the Upper uses, including the creation of a Clean Mississippi Basin, $42,744, for the Water Fund to protect, enhance and re- Serpent Lakeshed Protection Investi- store water quality in lakes, rivers, gation Study. streams and groundwater. The following partners will receive The following partners will receive funding for implementation projects in grants for investigation projects in 2011: 2011: - Sauk River Watershed District in -City of Eagan in the Minnesotathe Upper Mississippi Basin, S300,000 River Basin, $55,276 for Blackhawk in grant and $300,000 in loan funds for Lake and Thomas Lake Managementthe Lower Sauk River Water Quality Plans; Protection Project; $114,839 in grant -Lake of the Woods County in the and $75,000 in loan funds for the Os- Rainy River Basin, $53,000 for the akis Lake Enhancement Continuation Bostic and Zippel Watershed Assess- Project; $235,000 in grant and ment Project; $175,000 in loan funds for the Sauk promote or create direct marketing opportunities for specialty crop pro- ducers. Minnesota was awarded $802,718 to fund 12 projects, including the cost of administering the grants. A complete list of the 2010 recipi- ents can be viewed at Minnesota growers interested in these grant opportunities to enhance their specialty crops are encouraged to participate in a free USDA webinar that will provide information on how they can apply for the 201L grants. The webinar will be conducted Thursday, December 16 at l:00 p.m. (CST). To register for the webinar, visit or email David Weinand, Minnesota Dep~ment of Agriculture grant spe- ~ ~iaiist!~ david:weinand@St~te mn Us __ or call 651-201-6646. River Watershed Quality Protection Phase III; and $40,000 in grant and $250,000 in loan funds for the Sauk River Watershed District Watershed- wide Groundwater Project. -Aitkin County in the Upper Mis- sissippi Basin, $145,000 in grant funds for the Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Project. -Crow River Organization of Water in the Upper Mississippi Basin, $495,912 in grant and $1.2 million in loan funds for the Crow River Water- shed Surface Water Runoff Reduction. -Coon Creek Watershed District in the Upper Mississippi Basin, $83,650 for the Sand Creek Stormwater Retro- fit Project. -Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Water- shed District in the Minnesota River Basin, $141,850 in grant funding for the Ten Mile Creek Protection Plan for Turbidity. -Rice Creek Watershed District in the Upper Mississippi Basin, $86,210 for the West Moore Lake Water Qual- ity Enhancements. For more information, go to the MPCA web site at or contact Peter Fastner, Clean Water Partnership Co- ordinator for the MPCA, 651-757- 2349,, 520 Lafayette Road, St Paul, MN 55155. NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CLINIC was recently recognized from the Minnesota Department of Health as one of four clinics in the state for vaccinating over 80 percent of two year old children with the basic childhood series of immunizations. "1 appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that go into protecting such a large number of children against vaccine-preventable diseases", stated Margaret Roddy, Immunization Program Manager for MDH. Congratulations to the physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses at Northside Medical Clinic on the award and for placing patient safety and wellness as a top priority. Pictured above are some of the physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses with the plaque. In front from left to right are Kelly Rademacher, CMA; Caurisa Peyton, LPN; Kyla Powell, CMA; Natasha Hynnek, LPN and Brittany Swigerd, LPN. Back row left to right are Dr. Bryan Delage; Heather Tietjen, FNP; Sheree Keller, WHCNP; Dr. AI Ross; Jody Biever, LPN; Dr. Ronald Beyer and CheryFJurgens, FNP, CDE. Frontier ri cele stmas this Get in the holiday spirit at Fort ditional lefse making and old-fash- Sisseton Historic State Park's Annual ioned rope turning. Frontier Christmas on Saturday, Dec. "This is your chance to celebrate a 18. Relive Christmas traditions from time-honored holiday at an authentic 10a.m. to5p.m. The event was to be 1864 military outpost," said Katie held Dec. 11, but was postponed as a Ceroll, park manager. "The event is result of the weather, truly a fun-filled day offering pure Throughout the day, visitors can homemade Christmas for all." make traditional Christmas orna- At 4 p.m.; join members of the ments and crafts at the North Frontier Army of the Dakotas as they Barracks Visitor Center or egg-baked light candles on the fort's holiday tree. bread at the barracks' kitchen. There is no cost to participate, but Visitors can also stop by the mess a park entrance license is required and hall to taste freshly churned butter, can be purchased at the park. Join the fort's horse drivers for a Concessions will be available both sleigh ride through the winter won- days. derland; see members of the Prairie For more information, contact Fort Fiber Arts Guild demonstrate how Sisseton at 605-448-5474 or e-mail wool and other natural fibers are made into clothing; and witness tra- Season with First Bank & Enjoy homemade Chr hot apple Location 16 & Trust PICTURED ABOVE, BACK ROW: Travzs Lester, Michelle Weber, Jacket Granquist Paul Salverson, Pat B!auert, ~ .... 7 3 Doug Fraa~ch" MIDDLF" "~ er{ nica Linngren, Valerie Mears, Colleen Quade, Gaffe Koll, Joanne Ebsen, Cheql .lung, Linda Henrichs; FRONT: Chely Seezs, Maria Mogard, Steve Wenz , Tammy WeUnitz, Suzanne Punsch STOCKHOLM TORONTO 1.800.506.2520 WWW.BANKEASY.COM Page 7 Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 INDEPENDENT