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Page 8 Billings County Pioneer July 11, 2013 N,D. Matters 5y Lloyd Omdahl illi By News/Pioneer Staff BISMARCK - The Board of Uni- versity and School Lands on June 27 committed about $71 million in en- ergy impact grant funds to help 20 communities in the state's oil-pro- ducing region offset the impacts of rapid development. "These grant funds are an impor- tant part of our overall strategy to meet the challenges that come with rapid growth," Gov. Jack Dalrymple said in a prepared statement. "The grant program allows us to adapt to the region's dynamic needs and the funding process relies on the partici- pation of local residents and offi- cials." Area cities that received grant commitments include: City of Beach, sanitary sewer re- placement, lagoon and drainage ditch construction, amount re- quested: $3.5 million; amount com- mitted/granted: $1.67 million City of Belfield, water tower, pump station, tranmission line and lagoon construction, amount re- quested, $6.64 million; amount granted $4.79 million City of Killdeer, water and wastewater trunk line extensions/im- provements, amount requested: $5.09 million; amount granted: $3.87 million City of Richardton, water and sewer improvement, amount re- quested, $1.5 million; amount granted $396,999 City of South Heart; refinery pressure sewer main, $2.64 million requested; $2.1 million granted City of Watford City, water and sewer infrastructure, $195.5 million requested; $10 million granted The grants committed by the land board on June 27 do not include $14 million in energy impact grant fund- ing to be awarded to the hub cities of Williston, Minot and Dickinson. The board also established an ad- visory committee made up of school administrators from western North Dakota and a representative of the state Department of Public Instruc- tion to guide the process of awarding $25 million in energy impact grant funds to K-12 schools impacted by oil and gas development. Serving on the advisory board are: Steve Holen of Watford City, Marc Bluestone of New Town, Ben Schafer of Ray, Mike Ness of Hazen and Gary Wilz of Killdeer. The land board also agreed to es- tablish an advisory committee made up of law enforcement officials to guide the process of awarding $7 million in energy impact grant funds to support sheriff departments in oil country. Dalrymple is chairman of the five-member state Land Board. Other board members are Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Secretary of State A1 Jaeger, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt. Overpass damaged in crash By News/Pioneer Staff take turns. One lane of the bridge FRYBURG - A crash late on will remain closed as repairs are June 24 resulted in a hole being torn made, according to a prepared state- in at least one of the supporting merit from the N.D. Department of beams of the Interstate 94 overpass Transportation. On .,: Day 1533: Pope Clement VII excommu- nicated England's King Henry VIH. 1804: Former vice president Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following af- ternoon. 1864: Confederate general Jubal A. Early and his troops attacked Wash- ington, DC. They retreated the next day, ending the Confederate threat to occupy the capital. 1914: Babe Ruth made his major league baseball debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. 1977: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to advance civil rights. 1989: Actor Laurence Olivier died. 1995: The United States and Viet-[ ham established full diplomatic rela! tions. 2011: The News of the World, a British newspaper owned by , closes after several allegations that the paper's journalists hacked into voice- mail accounts belonging to not only a 13-year-old murder victim, but also the relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. An analysis of overlooked news trivia The Board of Higher Education has designated an acting chancel- lor to replace the previous acting chancellor. Maybe the title should be changed permanently to "acting chancellor" and be done with it. The Minnesota Twins appear to be playing baseball again this sum- mer. At least, they think so. Twins turnover is so high that we don't know who is on whose side until July and by then it's too late. The umpire wouldn't let Catcher Pedro Jeminez bat because he didn't have his green card. According to the earth warming scientists, Florida will be swal- lowed up by the ocean within the next 100 years That's official. North Dakota won't go under until 3076 and it will happen whether we believe in earth warm- ing or not. In a recent PEWpoll, 34 per cent of the citizens approved of the Democrats in Congress; 26 per cent approved of the Republicans. Putting them together, PEW re- ported 17 per cent approval of Congress as whole. That means that when they are together Repub- licans and Democrats are worse. :g :g :g :g The Annie E. Casey Foundation reported that 66 per cent of the pre- school children in North Dakota aren't going to school. Nationally, 54 pe~ cent aren't going, meaning that at least 12 per cent of the North Dakota kids will be starting life behind the rest of the country. Keeping things in perspective. North Dakota paid Chancellor Shirvani $925,000 not to work. In the purchase treaty with Russia, $925,000 would have bought 84,000 square miles of Alaska. (North Dakota is 70,000 square miles.) The U. S. Commerce Depart- ment reported that North Dakota is one of the least expensive states in which to live. That's putting it gen- tly. The truth is that we are cheap. It is a genetic virtue peculiar to Germans and Scandinavians of whom we have enough to influence statistics. Meanwhile, a federal judge told California it must release 9,600 convicts because the prisons are too crowded. Don't tell me what's crowded. I grew up three to a bed. If Governor Brown lets them go, we ought to demand $44 billion in border security for the rest of the country. i M nnesota s Former House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who hails from Webster ND, has announced his intention to run for governor. He says he learned a lot on the farm in Ramsey County but he gave no mention of the professor who taught him State & Local Government at UND If the petitioners gather enough signatures, the North Dakota vot- ers will get the chance in 2014 to enact a law that will give unequal parents equal parenting. All Email users are warned to be cautious since North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani thinks that 45,000 of his Emails are lost. The truth is that the escaped refugee Edward Snow- den has them and is now scouring them in the Moscow airport untiI he can find a country that takeg turncoats. I would call him a traitor but the term has been confused since Benedict Arnold was called a trai- tor for helping the British fight a rebellion. What good is border security when all of the Mexicans who want to live in America are already here? Don't pick your nose: NSA (Na- tional Security Agency) has you in focus. History group to meet in July The Billings County Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 18, at" 5 p.m., in the Billings County Courthouse's first floor commission- ers' room in Medora. Grants available to expand child care services BISMARCK - Applications are being accepted for a series of state child care grants. The deadline for application is Aug. 30. The goal of the program is to in- crease the capacity of child care in North Dakota, through the expansion or creation of child care facilities. "There is demand for high-qual- upon completion of the project are also eligible. Qualified grant pro- posals will be awarded on a first- come, first-served basis. Day care facilities established prior to July 1, 2013, and day care expansion proj- ects completed prior to July 1,2013, are not eligible to apply for grant funding. Additional information for the Child Care Grant program can be found at http://www.communityser- vices.nd.gov/community/child-care- grant-program/. leading to the Painted Canyon Over- Black Gold Logistics was haul- Sheriff's report look. ing a gin pole truck on a trailer when ity, reliable child care providers Part of the westbound lane on In- it collided with the overpass, ripping Billings County Sheriff's Office throughout our state to support our terstate 94 was closed after the crash the truck off its trailer and causing report forJune" - young working families with chil- until the next morning. As of earlier damage to the overpass. -Traffic." warnmgs," " 15," cltanons," " dren," Andrea Holl Pfennig, the pro- this week, the Painted Canyon over- A request made last week to the 98" accidents, 6; motorist assists, 2; gram coordinator said. "Our goal pass was limited to one lane of traf- N D Highway Patrol for additional ' " 1 k " . with this program is to help create - - vehicle unoc s/jumpstarts, 1, Ben- additional childcare options for tic and stop signs were in place details about the incident remained - , , eral pohce calls, 47, vandahsm, 2, telling motorists they must stop and unanswered as of July 1. alarms, 4; thefts, 2; fire call assists, working families.' 2; papers served, 2; control burn The programprovides $3 of grant ,~ ...... . ~ .. . calls, 6; weather related calls, 1; funds. Funds can be used for the pur-funds for every $1 of matching WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. tstato t-air now accepon9 entrlos hunting complaints, 1; ambulance Location: Ramada Inn - Bismarck, ND calls, 3, agency assists, 10, animal chase and renovation of real estate, Last year over 45,000 entries were Morgan, AMHR, team roping, Barrel complaints,! 1 " furniture, fixtures and equipment. This is a rare opportu nity to own some of submitted by North Dakotans at the Bash and open Western, Paint, Ap- . . Operating expenses are not eligible Breakdown of cautions state level in the hopes of winning a paloosa and English shows. . : . under this program. Western North Dakota's most coveted asset in Warnings (verbal and/or written) blue ribbon at the North Dakota State Static exhibits accepted for this . . . ' Existing profit, non-profit and Subsurface Mineral acreage! , 15 speeding, 94, driving under sus Fair. In 2013, the North Dakota State year s Fair include: ag products, fine ; . " . - public child care facilities that are pension, 1, disregarded stop slgn, 1, Fair Association continues to invite arts and crafts, plants and flowers, " . . " expanding capacity and will be li- faded to reDster motor vehicle, One Parcel Two past exhibitors and new interest of all foods, needlework, photography, ed- censed completion eligible a es to corn e e .. l drove without operators license, 1; upon are Parcel g p t . ucatlon and writing, total, 98 for the grant program. New child I. ~ iNetAcreS:W1/2108.150.95 Lily iNet Acres:L0ts20 . Entries are now being ac- Camping is also available for care providers that will be licensed /e_a,: """a': ,~'I-At cepted. Sign up for the competition State Fair exhibitors. Registration is of your choiceaccepted online at www.ndstate-I Parcel at www.ndstatefair.com. Regulations fair.com or by calling the camping | Please suooort your Three Y2 w t1-141-99 i and registration forms are available office at (701) 838-1193. This year's I , , " " ", online orhard copies ofthe Exhibitor Fair dates are July 19-27. I tocat merchants I C.)v Fair Clue #2 Net Acres: 40 OWNER: Handbook are available at the North , i _oun., teqah NY2 NEIA, . ... ,0. Dakota State Fair office. Try Livestock categories shown at the If'--------------~ 50tb AL ualJ /1usical Production I TO see where these NW A 32-142-99 Je c. MIIIllOn .... ~ J, -" 2~- far this summer will include: beef ] clues lead ,:, ,, cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, I~'~" ~'L.J ~'L~--]-/TL~.~K ~[~l~,~i, ,, ,i i~ ~I~] I A coach you will need ....... n rse /IIIF',I b'~,l~ ~ I goats, sheep and rabbits, o I~ /~- Wl/_dro I]1t1" uz. shows will include AQHA, draft, I~~~_________~ -- . I Almost 100 years we [- july 5th- july 29th i must9o back ......... I )loop otl#,y Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Subject to prior sale & 7% Buyer's Premium. This sale managed 'Y~ , * Wh t'#, }/out' Sundays at 2:00 pm at Robert Fawcett Auditorium ] T0keep by Pifer's Auction & Realt , Kevin Pifer, ND #715 All Statements atLakeRegionStateCollege. 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