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Economic Development 00stainable development criteria I| ! By Cal Clark diverse sectors to be involved in l| .tainable development has been discussions, planning and decisions II I"& ed as the integration of the that respond directly to unique local II |E s environment, economy and needs They also recognize that some 1 It)'. The report of the 1997 problems cannot be soh,ed within the | ential Council on Sustainable confines of their community, and that | lopment set five criteria that working in partnership with others in | llopment decisions should | liler and account for: I [ Long-term impacts and l quences. Sustainable | lUopment requires using a long- I llhorizon for decision making. s for future generations should diintained, if not improved. LInterdependence. Sustainable lopment promotes actions that ndeconomic opportun,ties, Peterson lauds Pe lgve the environmental quality, Lcrease social well-being, all at voters on arne ti :ti0pother election turnout time, never sacrificing one ]..Participation and transparency. i.'nable development depends on b ion making that is inclusive of Jkeholders, participatory and ent. uity. Sustainable development otes equity among generations |different groups, reducing ,rities in risks and access to fits. Proactive prevention. ainable development is promoting efforts to as the first course of the region is necessary to deal with them effectively." Cal Clark is director of economic development in Minnesota for UtiliCorp United, parent company of Peoples Natural Gas and Northern Minnesota Utilities. He welcomes comments or suggestions at 320-629- 6226. Citizens of West-Central Minnesota's House District 13B led the state in voter turnout at the Nov. 3 elections, Rep. Doug Peterson announced today. According to post-election reports, turnout in the four-county district was 77.7 percent more than 16 percentage points above the statewide turnout of around 61 percent, and to the President's "Sustainable development is those rare ideas that could change the way we look is' and 'what could be.' It is doing things in ways that work long run because they are from every point of view - economically, environmentally, development," the continues, "provides a new for working together to economic opportunities, tiid communities, revitalize develop a new generation environmentally superior ies, link entrepreneurship to stewardship, and bring urban way of life into with nature, Sustainable challenges us to envision !tl)Cmty superior to today's society, ,to make it a reality for our laren and grandchildren." lrhe report notes that, "in lainable communities, people are iaged in building a community lther. In making decisions, they ][Sider the long-term benefits to Dire generations as well as lselves. They understand that lcessful long-term solutions require ,laerships and a process that allows irepresentatives of a c0mtlff,' ,00Att r.t ] BLEST! t YOU DESERVE IT! 1 riVE'RE REALLY RATEFUL , I.IlOR YOUR LOYAL SUPPORT , II AND LOOK FORWARD t "1 TO SEEIN YOU .' |IN THE NEW YEAR. R'... I, c'r',' orth Hwy 75 Ortonville MN" more than double the nationwide average of around 37 percent. "I congratulate and thank every citizen who voted in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Swift and Big Stone counties," Peterson, of rural Madison, said. "I am very proud to represent people who are willing to take an active voice in their government and cast their ballot. I believe this high level of participation stems from the high degree of tmportaRce that rural residents put on community life and public service." The lowest turnout was in a legislative district covering the north side of Minneapolis, where only 43.6 percent of the voters cast ballots. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY . I [i 1 I i i i QUALrTY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN OiONVILLB, MN 320-839-2357 I ta Certified ockaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p.m. for Eslimatet i ii=, TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS WE'RE PLF.ED AND PROUD TO SERVE FINE FOLK LIKE YOU AND ARE GF,TEFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUFFOE. WISHING YOU ALl, THE JOYS OF CHRIT'dL AND EVERY HAPPINE&S IN THE YEAR/qLE). NOEL! WESTERN CONSOLIDATED COOPERATIVE Odessa, MN (320) 273-2257 Otter Tail Power Company recognized as outstanding philanthropic organization The Minnesota chapter of National Society of Fund Raising Executives has presented Otter Tail Power Company with the state's 1998 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award. Otter Tail is the first corporation outside the Twin Cities to win this honor and only the fifth corporation to be selected in the award's 16-year his- tory. All other winners have been foundations. The Pillsbury Company received the award in 1997, and Andersen Foundation was honored in 1996. Otter Tail president and CEO John MacFarlane emphasizes that the award recognizes the company's employees and not only the way Otter Tail chooses to use some of its discre- tionary resources. "Over the years our employees have given unselfishly of their time and talents to make the company' s service area a better place in which to live." MacFarlane notes that Otter Tail Power Company employees serve on school boards, city councils, econom- ic development committees, volunteer fire departments, emergency rescue squads, and historical societies. They're also active in churches, scouting, 4-H, sports, food shelves, service clubs, school organizations, Habitat for Humanity, and many other community endeavors. As a corporation Otter Tail con- tributes financially to community pro- jects and regional organizations, such as the West Central Initiative (WCI) that works for community betterment. The company's annual giving runs from 1.6 to 2.3 percent of net income. "Otter Tail and its employees give back generously to their communi- ties," says Wes Binner, fund develop- ment director of the West Central Initiative based in Fergus Falls. "The company is most deserving of this award." One To Keep One To Share 2nd Set Of 3" or 4" Prints 35mm C-41 color print film .only. Excludes panoramic and A.P.S. Offer valid thru 12/27/98. Christmas Special Coke Assorted Flavors S 24 CAN CASE 79 Liebe Drug closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. % OFF Reg.ular Pnce All Christmas Seasonal Merchandise ON Greenery, Trees, Garland, Silk Poinsettias, Bows, SALE Lights, Gift Wrap, Wreaths, etc. NOW! Excluding Hallmark Products Major Credit Liebe Drug/Variety Cards Accepted Free Grit Wrapping Main Office Holloway, MN (320) 394-2171 320-289-1252 320-695-2331 320-839-3825 605-432-5541 605-938-4643 Appleton, MN Browns Valley, MN Ortonville, MN Milbank, SD WUmot, SD With bright wishes to you.and your flock l at the miracle of Christmas. I I Cliff's l Body Shop | ORTONVILLE / Clff RedepennLruj WARMEST WISHES THE HOLIDAYS o Ill As the Christmas season begins to heat up, we're sending our best wishes to our loyal customers. Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Larry, Jyla, Scott, Gary, Dean, Nadean, Marie, Steve H., Gunnar, Ryan, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like HRISTMAS ! Carollers sing. Sleigh bells ring. Spirits are brighter. Hearts are lighter. Magic fills the air as friends and neighbors exchange greetings of joy and goodwill. And we wouldn't want to miss a single, glorious minute! To the many fine citizens of this community, we'd like to offer our own best wishes and heartfelt appreciation for making us feel a part of it all. We look forward to your continued support. CLINTON STATE BANK & CLINTON STATE AGENCY SEV - DAVE - BILL - DALE - KATHY - SANDY DEBBIE - BRENDA - ZELDA - JOEL - BOB - GERRY Dec. 22, 1998  INDEPENDENT Page 9c