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7 ----= tdlXl D ADC 553 77900-00-00 30P 71" W OAD AVE SHELTON, WA 98584-3847 U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, foreground, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D at her left, meet with ranchers, energy producers and others in Watford City. (Courtesy Photo) WATFORD CITY - Sen John run through USFS-managed grass- ing my invitation to come here and Hoeven, R-N.D on Aug 30, held a lands receive direct input on this and other roundtable with U.S. Forest Service Maintaining equitable treatment issues, like grazing access, section Chief Vicki Christiansen and local for grazers on USFS lands. Hoeven lines and roadways, which impact ranchers and energy producers in previously worked to halt a proposed our local agriculture and energy pro- Watford City. 25-percent increase in grazing fees ducers?' Hoeven secured a commitment and helped advance a 10-year exten- The Forest Service currently has from Christiansen to visit the state in sion of the Dakota Prairie Grasslands 14 openings in its North Dakota of- Qrder for her to receive firsthand Demonstration PrOject. rices involving oil and gas permits. feedback on the agency's manage- "This meeting .is about ensuring This includes the positions of area ment of natural resources on the na- the Forest Service is a good neighbor mineral manager, geologist, biologist, tional grasslands, including access to.our local communities and works engineering technician and others. for multiple uses like grazing and en- cooperatively with ranchers, energy Hoeven is working through his ergy development, producers and others to properly role on the Senate Appropriations Specifically, Hoeven emphasized: manage the grasslands," HoevenCommittee to prioritize funding for The need to fill vacant positions said. "Federal lands often create un- filling vacancies like these to help at the Dakota Prairie Grasslands of- certainty for local economies, in- address delays in the permitting rices in order to more quickly process cluding in our energy industry, with process The senator stressed that ex- surface use plans of operations. Forest Service permits taking any- pediting this energy development Efforts to resolve the disputewhere between three months to three will benefit both North Dakota and between North Dakota and the USFS years to process. Filling the agency's the federal government, noting that regarding section lines on Forest vacancies in North Dakota will help oil and gas activity on Forest Service Service land. prevent these delays, and we are lands in McKenzie County and the Ensuring access to county roads, working to enable the Forest Service Medora Dakota Grasslands District which were built before the national to do so as soon as possible I appre- contributed $139 million to the U.S. grasslands were established and now ciate Chief Christiansen for accept- Treasury in 2018. :h featu on Shown is a part of the DVD cover. (Courtesy Photo) History of B By Jane Cook Reporter Mike Helsper began collecting photos of Beach as a hobby for many years, and was especially interested in the photos taken by an early Beach pi- oneer, Charles Welch. Welch was a photographer in Beach around 1919. Helsper found more photos by Welch in a drawer in the Golden Valley County Historical Museum and was able to acquire them for his collection. Welch passed away in the spring of 2019, and Helsper wanted to learn more about the man and to share some of the pioneer pho- tographer's photos with the commu- nity. Helsper began putting some of the early photos on Facebook on the site titled "You know you're from Beach if " That's when former Beach res- ident Holly Wagner Hartman, now in Wyoming, saw them and contacted Helsper. She offered to set those pho- tos to music to enhance the enjoyment of seeing them " After a while, the idea came to mind to put them on DVDs to offer them to the former high school gradu- ates at the all-school reunions this past percent are of Beach Some of the summer, photos also have the year in which "The DVDs really turned out they were taken, though not all as good," Helsper said. "Holly did a great Helsper couldn't find that information. job putting them together " More than 50 DVDs in all were Some of the photos, almost 500 of made. For information on obtaining a them, were taken around Golva, Sen- DVD, contact the Golden Valley tinel Butte, and Wibaux, although 95 County Library. A guard at the state penitentiary looks into an inmate's cell. | | | # (NDNA Photo) How will North Dakota balance budgets, criminal justice? Editor's note: This is the final see those people back in the crimi- story in a series sponsored by the nal justice system time and again." North Dakota Newspaper Associa- That's part of what's driving tion and the Grand Forks Herald, overall crime higher in the state, he which aims to answer questions at said, as drug crime "reverberates" the difficult intersection between through other offenses, like bur- budget crunches, criminal justice glary and assault In 2013, his of- and the well-being of North rice reported that there were more Dakota's communities, than 5,560 Group A offenses By Sam Easter around the state for every 100,000 N.D. Newspaper Association people -- a category that includes sistently over the years" in drug of- Every year, Attorney General serious offenses like rape, murder, fenses, Dunn County Sheriff Gary Wayne Stehnehjem's office re-blackmail, arson, assault and lar- Kuhn saidin December."It's some- leases a report on crime data from ceny. thing that's not going to go away, around the state Running dozens In June, his office released the it's something that continues to be of pages, it's a mountain of infor- latest figures, showing that the a problem " marion, with spreadsheets of mur- same number has since reachedWhile the prison system might ~d~rs, kidnappings and arsons, abo~t- 6,340. It's almost a 14% "keep them sober for a while," he indexed to population, cross-tabu- jump (though Stenehjem is quick to said it's easy for those with sub- lated against drug use -- often de- point out it has plateaued since stance abuse problems to fall back scribed in granular detail 2015) into the habit once they're out. jurisdiction by jurisdiction Call it a "We need to devote more re- Over the past four installments, criminal-justice portrait of North sources to that treatment so that we this series has outlined North Dakota can prevent (revolving-door pris- Dakota's answer. Faced with lim- Stenehjem has been in office ons) -- not just because it's a cost- ited prison space and disinclined to since 2001. That's long enough to savings, but because it's the right pay for more, the state has turned watch that river of numbers shift thing to do for people who are ad- to a suite of new policies, broadly and change as the state's fortunes dicted," Stenehjem said. "We've dubbed "Justice Reinvestment," to have risen, both through the oil been addressing that, and the Leg- take pressure off of the prison sys- boom and growth in western coun- islature has, too, but not enough " tem. In 2017, the right to receive ties and beyond His comments go to the heart of food stamps was restored for many And what Stenehjem sees is ancriminal justice concerns facing offenders; for others, the possibil- unmet need. North Dakota As crime rates rise, ity of"presumptive probation" was "We're just seeing (an) incredi- the state is increasingly contending created, fast-tracking many first- ble increase in the number of drug with more pressure on its prisons, time drug offenders away from in- arrests In 2013 we had aboutwhere inmate populations havecarceration and into the care of 3,400 and in 2018, 5,400," Stene- been outpacing North Dakota'sprobation officers hjem said. "I think that we're rec- population for years As this series "The goal was to curb our run- ognizing that, long term, people previously reported, tough-on- away spending on prisons by re- that become addicted, if we are not crime laws have helped feed incar- serving our prison space for those adequately and affordably address- ceration rates in North Dakota and who committed violent and serious ing the addiction and treatment for around the country for decades. Justice the addiction, we're only going to "There's been an increase con- (Continued on Page 6) il Soil health will be the focus of a UC Davis Soil Web App - Hal workshop on Sept. 12 at North Weiser, NRCS soil healthspecialist Dakota State University's Dickinson Introduction to soil health field Research Extension Center (DREC) indicators - Susan Sampson-Liebig, ranch headquarters in Manning NRCS soil quality specialist The program begins at 8:35 a.m. DREC soil DNA project report - Soil health workshop topics and Songul Senturklu, NDSU visiting presenters are: scholar Importance of mycorrhizal fungi In addition to these workshop top- in crop and grazing systems - Heike ics, there will be multiple field sta- Buckling, South Dakota State Uni- tions and two soil pits to view. The versity soil microbiologist stations are: Fate of carbon in the ecosystem Station 1: Residue cover, bio- - Joshua Steffan, Dickinson State logical decomposition- Doug Land- University, associate professor of soil blom, DREC beef specialist microbiology Station 2: Soil pit 1- Soil hori- Soil health principles and table- zonation, color, texture - John Kern- top slake/water holding capacity penich, USDA/NRCS soil survey demo - Hal Weiser, Natural Re- team sources Conservation Sei'vice Station 3: Soil aggregates and (NRCS) soil health specialist structure - Jeanne Heilig and Susan Web soil survey - Jeanne Heilig, Sampson-Leibig USDA/NRCS soil scientist Station 4: Soil Pit 2 - Roots, pores and structure - Hal Weiser Station 5: Biological diversity, bio-pores, compaction and crusting - Joshua Steffan The DREC soil health workshop and lunch are free of charge and are sponsored by: Agassiz Seed and Supply, Ag- week, Butler Machinery Company, Dacotah Bank, Dakota Community Bank and Trust, Dakota West RC&D, Stockmen's Livestock Ex- change, Western Cooperative Credit Union and West Plains, Inc. The DREC ranch headquarters are located at 11092 15th Street SW, Manning, ND, 58642 From State Highway 22, turn onto 15th Street SW and travel west 2.8 miles For more information about the workshop, contact Doug Landblom, event coordinator, at (701) 690-8245 or douglas.landblom@ For Signed E-Statements? Getting your monthly bank statement is easy and convenient when you sign up for eS- tatements. Receive your bank statement electronically at no charge instead of by mail as a paper document. E-statements eliminate paper clutter and help the environment. Plus, there's no risk of your bank statement being stolen from your mailbox or lost in the mail. First State Bank Golva Medora Beach 872-3656 623-5000 872-4444 Member FD~C ATM in Beach & Medora lobby