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Page "2 Aftermath of weekend storms Above: A wheat:field west of U.S. Highway 85 in Billings County lies flattened and headless on July 11. At right: A wheat field west of U.S. Highway 85 in Billings County lies flattened and headless on July 11. Below: Three saltwater tanks were destroyed after a reported July 9 lightning strike at a production site for the Debrecen oil and gas wells, which are located in northwestern Stark County about a mile east of U.S. Highway 85. Workers on July 11 were vacuuming saltwater from within a steel berm at the site. (Photos by Richard Volesky) 7---I Farm Credit Services of Mandan A check for more than $27,000 < was recently presented to the Great Plains Food Bank during a meeting of North Dakota Farmers Union's Board of Governors. The money was raised by county Farmers Union organizations through various fund-raisers and donations to help build a new re- ... gional service center in Bismarck that will better serve 28 central and western North Dakota counties. With a goal of raising $25,000 toward the project, Farmers Union President Mark Watne said he was pleased with the effort. "It's a great : humanitarian gesture and another level of involvement in the food in chain from our farm and ranch members," he said. "They under- stand the importance of getting their product to market and into the mouths of hungry people." The Great Plains Food Bank (GPFB) is the state's only food bank. GPFB has a statewide distri- bution system that includes a net- work of more than 228 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other charitable feeding programs in 117 communities. According to GPFB statistics, one in nine people in North Dakota and Clay County, Minn., sought food assistance last year- 36 per- cent were children and 1 l percent (701) 690-7145 cascy31269({( gmai I. cam CASE ELECTRIC LLC PO Box 892 Beach, ND 58621 Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial, and Oil Field -5 Golden % seniors. Because most food is do- nated and volunteers provide labor cost savings, GPFB is able to pro- vide four meals for everY charitable dollar it receives. Watne said one of the critical as- pects of the $1.1 million facility in Bismarck will be the recovery of more perishable food and increased efficiency in delivery by having greater geographic access to the state. There is nothing like fresh picked produce. Come and visit the Rolling Hills Farm Farmers Market. We will be at the Gazebo park on the corner of Central and Main in Beach on Thursdays from 4:00-7:00pm. Please visit our website for the start date. See you there! We are also offering art/craft activity classes this summer. Classes include giant bubbles, a bird feeder, terrarium, unconventional paint brushes and more. www.MyRollingHi! Valley News Medora police summary report City of Medora police report for June: - Traffic: warnings, 17; citations, 2; parking tickets, 1; accidents, 4; ve- hicle unlocks, 4: general police calls, 14; arrests, 4: alarms, 3; noise com- plaints, 4; animal control, 1 ; medical assists, 7; agency assists, 8; arrest in- formation, domestic violence, 4 Rent this space for only a few dollars a 872-3755 for more details Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor/ reporter, and Jane Cook, office and news assistant. The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewal of ex- pired subscriptions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 70%872-3756 Email: goldenandbillings@ Subscriptions: 1 year: $34 Golden Valley County 1 year: $38 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $42 out-of-state and snowbirds 9 months: $25 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content is copyrighted. July 14, 2016 permit for another wind farm BISMARCK - The North lighting system, subject to FAA ap- Dakota Public Service Commis- proval. The lighting systenl detects sion (PSC) on July 6 approved a when aircraft are in the area and siting permit for the Brady II Wind turns on only when needed. When Energy Center in Hettinger and an aircraft is not detected, the Stark counties, lights are not on. The company has The permit is for Brady Wind II ,agreed to implement these ne~ LIL.C., a wholly-owned, indirect lights as soon as possible, but no subsidiary of NextEra Energy Re- later than Dec. 31,2018. The Con> sources, to construct and operate mission has included this new re- the Brady II Wind Energy Center quirement in severalrecently and associated facilities. The wind approved wind projects. farm will have a capacity of ap- Other factors included in the proximately 150 megawatts and order: will consist of up to 72 wind tur- No potenti ?!y occupied or oc- bines. All wind turbines are pro- cupied eagle nests are located posed to be located in Hettinger within the survey area. The con> County. Facilities located in Stark pany has agreed to continue to co- County include underground elec- ordinate with the North Dakota trical collection systems and ca- Game and Fish Department and the bles. Total cost of the wind project U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re- is estimated at $250 million, garding any new developments re- As part of the order, the cam- garding nesting sites and pany has agreed to a turbine set- eagle-related impacts. back of 2,000 feet from inhabited Noise studies comply with the residences in accordance with the Commission's requirement that setback required by Stark County, sounds levels within 100 feet of an which is more restrictive than Het- inhabited residence or communib tinger County. They have also building not exceed 50 decibels agreed to a turbine setback of unless a waiver is obtained. 2,640 feet from the inhabited resi- Both on-site and corporate dences of all non-participating personnel will be available to ad- landowners and a turbine setback dress landowner concerns, and par- of 953 feet from any non-partici- ticipating landowners will be pating landowner's property line. provided with written contact in- "Each wind project is unique in formation. some way and the Commission The project will be constructed continues to work through issues on approximately 17,762 acres in within our jurisdiction to find the northern Hettinger County and ap- best solution for each project and proximately 2,554 acres in Stark at the same time respecting the role County. It is estimated that perma- of the counties in the process," said nent structures will occupy approx- Commissioner Brian Kalk, who imately 74 acres during operation. holds the Electric Generation and The project will be located adjacent Transmission portfolio. "As wind to the southern boundary of the projects continue to come before Brady Wind project, which was ap- us, we are committed to continue proved by the Commission on June working with the Association of 16. The first Brady Wind project Counties to plan ahead for all types will consist of up to 87 turbines of energy development." with a 150 megawatt capacity in As part of an effort to reduce the Stark County approximately 15 visual impact of blinking lights on miles south of Dickinson. The wind turbines, the Commission has Commission also on that date ap- also included a provision in the proved a 230-kilovolt transmission order that the company use a new line, which will serve both projects. Crop HAIL+ - Insurance can cover the GAPS in your MPCl Policy. Call Farm Credit Today. Six reputable companies with competitive rotes, immediate coverage, and deductible options. An MPCl Policy or FCS Loan is NOT required to buy hail insurance North Dakota newspapers are here to stay... Realities and myths about North Dakota newspapers As a trade association for the 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers, we want to address in simple language the truth about newspapers in North Dakota. Your local newspaper is here for the long run. Some pundits and so- called experts are already writing the obituary for the newspaper industry. We say: Hot so fast. Newspapers march on not only as news leaders and innovators, but as stalwart businesses in communities they serve, contributing to the well-being of Main Street and North Dakota. Newspapers remain a dominant media source in North Dakota. Newspapers in this state have an estimated readership of more than 500,000, plu~ a growing on-line audience. 9 out of 10 North Dakotans read their local newspaper. Nationwide, more than 104 million adults read a newspaper every day, except on on Sunday when readership grows to 1 t 5 million. That's more people than watch the Super Bowl (94 million), American Idol (23 million), or the evening news (65 million). The biggest reason newspapers are read is because you rely on your newspaper to know what's happening in your community. Obituaries, weddings, high school sports, city hall, babies, arrests, yard sales, church meetings, little league baseball, community events, engagements, town business, government public notices, even the ads ... the list goes on and on. Your newspaper connects you with your community. No other medium provides what newspapers provida. (Ever see obituaries on TV?) It's a myth that the Internet and other sources will provide news if North Dakota newspapers aren't here to do the job. The reality is that newspapers make a larger investment in newsgathering than any other medium. In fact, most of the news you get from other media originated with reporting done by newspapers. Sometimes broadcasters read the news directly from the newspaper! This is a time when newspapers are transforming. The industry is adapting and moving forward. We look forward to the future! We look forward to providing news, information and advertising that help connect and build the communities we serve. 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