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Tax deal offers at all levels By DAVE CARPENTER and MARK JEWELL AP Personal Finance Writers There’s something for virtually everyone. Political discussion about Monday’s tax-cut compromise has focused on how much money the wealthy might save. Yet if the deal is approved by both houses of Congress you’re bound to see more money in your wallet, whatever your income. That’s because the package provides a bonus, in addition to the widely anticipated extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. The suprise perk is a one-year reduction in Social Security payroll taxes. Nearly every worker should take home more money starting in January. The deal also includes an extension of unemployment benefits through the end of 2011. “If this package does indeed pass, it’s going to make a significant difference over the coming year for middle-class taxpayers,” said Melissa Labant, a tax manager for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Economists expect the combination of maintaining current tax rates, reducing payroll taxes and boosting other tax benefits will induce consumers to spend more and investors to turn more bullish. Here’s a look at key elements of the compromise package.

Payroll tax The government takes Continued on 9A

Big budget, with bank Dalrymple’s Key numbers $9.3B budget ■ K-12 education: billion predicts $1.2B $1.8 ■ Higher ed: $737 million ■ Health and Human $2.9 billion reserve in ’13 Services: ■ Transportation: By REBECCA BEITSCH Bismarck Tribune

In his first budget as governor, Jack Dalrymple revealed increased spending levels with significant investments in infrastructure in the oil patch as well as expansion of property and income tax relief. The more than $9.3 billion budget covers agencies and needs across the state and is a 5 percent increase over former Gov. John Hoeven’s 2009 budget that spent $8.8 billion. Dalrymple said estimates show there still will be $1.2 billion in reserves at the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the date through which the

$1.5 billion ■ Public Safety: $476 million ■ Agriculture and Economic Development: $369 million ■ Governor’s Office: $25 million ■ Legislative Assembly: $14 million

budget runs. Nearly $1 billion of the budget will go toward road repairs in oil country while there will be another $500 million in tax reductions, and no new taxes are in the plan. There also is $195 million in initial funding MIKE McCLEARY/Tribune for the Fargo flood diversion project and the Devils Lake Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented his first budget address in the House chamber to state legislators on Wednesday morning at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Continued on 9A

Budget creates some sticker shock By REBECCA BEITSCH Bismarck Tribune Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget received praise from Republicans and Democrats, but some within Dalrymple’s own party voiced concern over the proposed spending levels. “I think the governor’s office is not going to necessarily have a problem with the Democratic-NPL or the moderate members of the (Republican) party, but an increasing majority of the majority that is going to be resistant, just because of the dollar figures,” said Senate Minority Leader Ryan Taylor, D-Towner.

“I think it’s time to slow down the spending a little bit.”

Lori Anderson, from the Office of Budget and Management, hands a state legislator an executive budget binder at the conclusion of Dalrymple’s budget address held inside the House chamber at the state Capitol in Bismarck on Wednesday. (MIKE McCLEARY/ Tribune)

House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo Some Republicans said the level of spending was just too high. “It had more money spent in it than I would like to see,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem, R-Bismarck, adding that the governor’s budget is usually larger than the final product that comes Continued on 9A

Earth likely not alone Drizzle, Evidence makes gains, but not proven By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

“I think anybody looking at this evidence is going to say,‘There’s got to be life out there.’” Carl Pilcher, director of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, which studies the possibility of life in the universe

WASHINGTON — Lately, a handful of new discoveries make it seem more likely that we are not alone — that there is life somewhere else in the universe. In the past several days, scientists have reported there are three times as many stars as they previously thought. Another group of researchers discovered a microbe can live on arsenic, expanding our understanding of how life can thrive under the harshest environments. And earlier this year, astronomers for the first time said they’d found a potentially habitable planet. “The evidence is just getting stronger and stronger,” said Carl Pilcher, director of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, which studies the origins, evolution and possibilities of life in the universe. “I think anybody looking at this evidence is going to say, ‘There’s got to be life out there.’” A caveat: Since much of this research is new, scientists are still debating how solid the conclusions are. Some scientists this week have publicly criticized how NASA’s arsenicusing microbe study was conducted, questioning its validity. Scientists have an equation that calculates the odds of civilized life on another planet. What last week’s findings did was both increase the number of potential homes for life and broaden the definition of what life is. That means the probability for alien life is higher than ever before, agree 10 scientists Continued on 9A

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By BRIAN GEHRING Bismarck Tribune The next few days weatherwise will be a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is the sun may make an appearance, but the bad news is it will be at the expense of the thermometer. Rich Kinney, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said a series of Alberta Clippers will move into the state the remainder of the week bringing with it a chance for light snow through Friday before plunging the region into the deep freeze this weekend. Freezing drizzle and lingering flurries are possible today. Kinney said there will not be much in the way of accumulation, but it will Continued on 9A

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Elaine Siirtola packs up after skiing the nordic track at Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck on Wednesday afternoon. “It was a little cold, but the snow is great,” she said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal by Senate Democrats to repeal the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops stalled Wednesday after a key Republican refused to sign on and Democrats feared a critical test vote would fail. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continued to talk with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine about how he could win her support, Reid spokesman Jim Manley said. Collins’ vote is considered critical to the monthslong effort by Democrats to repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” “We’re getting close, but negotiations are still ongoing,” Manley said. A provision that would overturn the law — contingent upon certification by the president and the Pentagon that doing so won’t hurt military effectiveness — is included in a broader defense policy bill. Collins supports overturning the military ban but has sided with her GOP colleagues in objecting to the defense bill on procedural grounds. She wants more time devoted to debate and says the Senate should consider tax cuts first.

Taliban video shows U.S. soldier KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, appears briefly in a newly released Taliban video standing next to a smiling insurgent commander who once threatened to kill him. The 24-year-old from Hailey, Idaho, has bags under his eyes and what appears to be an abrasion on his left cheek in the footage. The video was the fourth to appear since he was captured nearly 18 months ago and was provided to reporters Wednesday by IntelCenter, a private, U.S.based organization that tracks Islamic extremist activities and communications.

Father, son guilty in bank bombing SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A father and son were convicted Wednesday of planting a bank bomb that killed two police officers in a botched robbery that prosecutors said was motivated by plans to build a militia in case newly elected President Barack Obama cracked down on their gun rights. A Marion County Circuit Court jury deliberated for less than five hours before finding both Bruce Turnidge and his son, Joshua Turnidge, guilty on all 18 counts, which included aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and assault charges.

Spending House Democrats muscled through legislation that would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year. The bill would cap the agencies’ annual operating budgets at the $1.2 trillion approved for the recently finished budget year — a $46 billion cut of more than 3 percent from Obama’s request. It includes $159 billion to prosecute the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq next year. The 423-page measure, opposed by Republicans, conservative Democrats and some anti-war lawmakers, narrowly passed by a 212-206 vote. The budget-freeze bill wraps a dozen unfinished spending bills into a single measure.

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President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. lions of dollars in revenue and benefit relatively few large estates. Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, told reporters that if the overall tax package isn’t passed soon, it will “materially increase the risk the economy would stall out and we would have a double-dip” recession. That put the White House in the unusual position of warning its own party’s lawmakers they could be to blame for calamitous consequences if they go against the president. With many House and Senate Republicans signal-

ing their approval of the tax cut plan, the White House’s comments were aimed mainly at House Democrats who feel Obama went too far in yielding to Republicans’ demands for continued income tax cuts and lower estate taxes for the wealthy. Obama says the compromise was necessary because Republicans were prepared to let everyone’s taxes rise and to block the extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans if they didn’t get much of what they wanted. Economists say the recent recession officially

ended in June 2009. But with unemployment at 9.8 percent, millions remain out of work or fearful of losing ground economically, and the notion of the nation falling back into a recession would strike many as chilling. It also could rattle markets and investors. The deal Obama crafted with Senate Republican leaders would prevent the scheduled Dec. 31 expiration of all the Bush administration’s tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, even though Obama had often promised to end the cuts for the highest earners.

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By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press WASHINGTON — Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise detested by many liberals, they could jolt the nation back into recession. President Barack Obama appealed anew for Congress to “get this done” and insisted that more congressional Democrats would climb aboard as they studied details of the $900 billion year-end measure. Several did announce support on Wednesday, but at least one said there still was “a mood to resist.” One Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, forecast a result that would abruptly reverse Congress’ voting pattern of the first two years of Obama’s term: “It will be passed by virtually all the Republicans and a minority of Democrats.” He said he would vote against it. Some top Democrats, h ow e v e r, w a r n e d t h a t growing anger over an estate tax proposal could prompt massive defections. “The jury is still out,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen. He said many colleagues are dismayed that Obama, without consulting lawmakers, agreed to a lower tax on the estates left by wealthy people, which will cost the government bil-


Porteous, 63, a New Orleans native who was a state judge before winning appointment to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The prosecutors said gambling and drinking problems led him to begin accepting cash and other favors from attorneys and bail bondsmen with business before his court. He also was accused of lying to Congress during his judicial confirmation and filing for bankruptcy under a false name. The Senate voted unanimously to convict on the first article involving cash from attorneys, and with strong majorities on the other three. They also approved a motion barring him from holding future federal office.


The House passed the socalled Dream Act to give foreignborn youngsters brought to the U.S. illegally a shot at legal status. The victory was expected to be fleeting, however, because Impeachment Senate Democrats appeared The Senate convicted U.S. unable to muster the 60 votes District Judge G. Thomas needed to advance it past Porteous of Louisiana on four opposition by Republicans and a articles of impeachment, making handful of their own members. him just the eighth federal judge The legislation was aimed at in history to be removed by hundreds of thousands of young Congress. House prosecutors illegal immigrants who were laid out a damaging case against brought to the U.S. before the

age of 16, who have been in the U.S. for five years and who have graduated from high school or gained an equivalency degree. They would have a chance to gain legal status if they joined the military or attended college.

Medicare The Senate approved by voice vote a measure to avoid a steep cut in Medicare pay for doctors by shifting money from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. Without the legislation, doctors would see a 25 percent cut in Medicare payments as of Jan. 1, a reduction that many doctors have said will force them to stop seeing Medicare patients. The $19 billion to pay doctors at current rates for another year will come mostly from tightening the rules on tax credits in the health care law that make premiums more affordable.

Mine safety The House rejected a bill that would have adopted sweeping changes to rules about mine safety. The legislation was prompted by the explosion in April that killed 29 West Virginia coal miners. Republicans, who led the opposition, said the bill was too

punitive and premature because investigators are still looking into the accident.

Collective bargaining Legislation to grant police officers, firefighters and other public safety workers the right to collectively bargain over wages, hours and working conditions failed to advance in the Senate. Facing GOP opposition, the bill fell five votes short of the 60 needed to proceed to floor debate.

Food safety Sweeping legislation that aims to make food safer in the wake of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce passed the House. The bill, which would give the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food, goes to the Senate as part of a giant year-end budget bill. The food safety measure passed the Senate easily last week, but it stalled after House Democrats said it contained fees that are considered tax provisions. Under the Constitution, such legislation should have originated in the House.

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Officials: Jihad-obsessed man snared in bomb plot By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press BALTIMORE — A 21-year-old part-time construction worker obsessed with jihad was arrested Wednesday when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center — the second time in less than two weeks that an alleged homegrown terrorist was nabbed in a sting operation. Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who goes by the name Muhammad Hussain, faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The bomb he’s accused of trying to detonate was fake and had been

provided by an undercover FBI agent. It was loaded into an SUV that Martinez parked in front of the recruiting center, authorities said, and an FBI informant picked him up and drove him to a nearby vantage point where he tried to set it off. “There was never any actual danger to the public during this operation this morning,” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said Wednesday. “That’s because the FBI was controlling the situation.” Martinez, who had recently converted to Islam, appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon and was ordered held until a hearing Monday. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on the weapon of mass destruction charge and 20 years on the attempt-

ed murder charge. Martinez told an FBI informant he thought about nothing but jihad, according to court documents. He wasn’t deterred even after a Somaliborn teenager was arrested in Portland, Ore., the day after Thanksgiving in an FBI sting. The Oregon suspect, Mohamed O. Mohamud, intended to bomb a crowded downtown Christmas treelighting ceremony, but the people he’d been communicating with about the plot were FBI agents. Martinez wondered briefly if he was headed down a similar path, documents indicate. “I’m not falling for no b.s.,” he told the FBI informant when he heard about the Oregon case. He said he still wanted to go ahead, but the

informant told him to think about it overnight and call the next day. An undercover FBI agent they were working with advised the informant to turn the tables on Martinez and make him think the agent did not trust him. Martinez told the informant he planned to assure the agent that he knew “what happened to the brother in Oregon ... we don’t work for those people.” In the following days, Martinez reiterated his support for the plan several times, documents show, at one point reassuring the informant that he didn’t feel pressured to carry out the plot: “I came to you about this, brother.” Authorities did not say where Martinez was born or why he converted to Islam.

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Fire during Chile prison brawl kills at least 81 SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A fire started during an inmate brawl swept through an overcrowded prison Wednesday, killing at least 81 people and seriously injuring 14. Chileans heard the screams of inmates after a prisoner using a contraband cell phone called state television for help. The early morning blaze at San Miguel prison, which preliminary reports indicated may have been intentionally set, was the worst disaster in the history of Chile’s penitentiary system, Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. The fire began during fighting between inmates and reached its maximum intensity in just three minutes, Interior Minister Rodribo Hinzpeter said. It was brought under control in three hours. Police operations director Jaime Concha insisted police acted quickly despite coping with 1,900 inmates at the prison built for 700. “The conditions that existed inside this prison are absolutely inhumane,” said President Sebastian Pinera, who visited an emergency center where inmates were being treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation. Chilean television broadcast spine-chilling audio and video from the prison fire, some of it shot by prisoners using banned cell phones and sent to stations. The state channel aired a recording of an inmate calling from inside the prison and pleading for help. Screams could be heard in the background. Other broadcasts showed the smoked-filled prison tower and inmates shouting over and over: “The doors!” and “We’re burning!” Private Mega TV broadcast a recording made by a prisoner of inmates in the burning tower screaming “Help! Help! Open the doors!” Investigator Alejandro Pe n a s a i d p re l i m i n a r y reports indicated the fire was set intentionally, but he didn’t say by whom. An inmate, however, told state television the fire began when a small stove fell during a fight.

Two trains collide in Bangladesh DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A speeding train slammed into another moving slowly through a station in eastern Bangladesh, killing as many as 19 people and injuring scores, according to officials and news reports. The force of the impact threw the cars of one train on top of the other, and other cars veered off the track in the head-on collision. One express train was traveling from the capital, Dhaka, to the southern port city of Chittagong, while the other was making the reverse journey when they collided Wednesday in Narsingdi district, about 25 miles east of Dhaka. Local news reports said signal error may have been the cause.

Tensions remain high in Koreas SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two weeks after North Korea shelled a South Korean island, the rivals are still trading threats. Tensions remain at their highest in more than a decade, and though neither side is backing down, all-out war is unlikely. Spooked by the assault that killed four people, South Korea threatened airstrikes if hit again, ordered more troops on front-line islands and revamped rules of engagement to allow for a more forceful response to future provocations. And on Wednesday, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, stood by his South Korean counterpart’s side in Seoul pledging “unquestioned” support for the ally.

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Hackers strike at MasterCard, Visa Computer attacks are in support of WikiLeaks By RAPHAEL G. SATTER and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON — Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching attacks on MasterCard, Visa, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank, Sarah Palin and others who have acted against the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange. Internet “hacktivists” operating under the label “Operation Payback” claimed responsibility in a Twitter message for causing severe technological problems at the website for MasterCard, which pulled the plug on its relationship with WikiLeaks a day ago. MasterCard acknowledged “a service disruption” involving its Secure Code system for verifying online payments, but spokesman James Issokson said consumers could still use their credit cards for secure transactions. Later Wednesday, Visa’s website was inaccessible. The online attacks are part of a wave of support for WikiLeaks that is sweeping the Internet. Twitter was choked with messages of solidarity for the group, while the site’s Facebook page hit 1 million fans. Late Wednesday, Operation Payback itself appeared to run into problems, as many of its sites went down. It was unclear who was behind the counterattack. MasterCard is the latest in a string of U.S.-based Internet companies — including Visa,, PayPal

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A sign for MasterCard credit cards is shown on the entrance to a bank in New York on Dec.11, 2009. Inc. and EveryDNS — to cut ties to WikiLeaks in recent days amid intense U.S. government pressure. PayPal was not having problems Wednesday but the company said it faced “a dedicated denial-of-service attack” on Monday. Meanwhile, a website tied to former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin came under cyberattack, she said. In a posting on the social networking site Facebook last week, Palin called Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.” An aide said staff moved quickly to secure the website and no data was compromised. WikiLeaks’ extensive releases of secret U.S. diplomatic cables have embarrassed U.S. allies, angered rivals, and reopened old wounds across the world. U.S. officials in Washington say other countries have curtailed their dealings with the U.S.

government because of WikiLeaks’ actions. PayPal Vice President Osama Bedier said the company froze Wiki Leaks’ account after seeing a letter from the U.S. State Department to WikiLeaks saying that the group’s activities “were deemed illegal in the United States.” Offline, WikiLeaks was under pressure on many fronts. Assange is in a British prison fighting extradition to Sweden over a sex crimes case. Recent moves by Swiss Postfinance, MasterCard, PayPal and others that cut the flow of donations to the group have impaired its ability to raise money. Neither WikiLeaks nor Assange has been charged with any offense in the U.S., but the U.S. government is investigating whether Assange can be prosecuted for espionage or other offenses. Assange has not been charged with any offenses in Sweden either, but authorities there want to question him about the allegations of sex crimes. Undeterred, WikiLeaks released more confidential U.S. cables Wednesday. The latest batch showed the British government feared a furious Libyan reaction if the convicted Lockerbie bomber wasn’t set free and expressed relief when they learned he would be released in 2009 on compassionate grounds. Another U.S. memo described German leader Angela Merkel as the “Teflon” chancellor, but she brushed it off as mere chatter at a party. American officials were also shown to be lobbying the Russian government to amend a financial bill they felt would disadvantage U.S. companies Visa and MasterCard. The most surprising cable of the

day came from a U.S. diplomat in Saudi Arabia after a night on the town. “The underground nightlife of Jiddah’s elite youth is thriving and throbbing,” the memo said. “The full range of worldly temptations and vices are available — alcohol, drugs, sex — but all behind closed doors.” The pro-WikiLeaks vengeance campaign on Wednesday appeared to be taking the form of denial-ofservice attacks in which computers are harnessed — sometimes surreptitiously — to jam target sites with mountains of requests for data, knocking them out of commission. Per Hellqvist, a security specialist with the firm Symantec, said a network of web activists called Anonymous — to which Operation Payback is affiliated — appeared to be behind many of the attacks. The group, which has previously focused on the Church of Scientology and the music industry, is knocking offline websites seen as hostile to Wiki Leaks. “While we don’t have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks, we fight for the same reasons,” the group said in a statement. “We want transparency and we counter censorship ... we intend to utilize our resources to raise awareness, attack those against and support those who are helping lead our world to freedom and democracy.” The website for Swedish lawyer Claes Borgstrom, who represents the two women at the center of Assange’s sex crimes case, was unreachable Wednesday. The Swiss postal system’s financial arm, Postfinance, which shut down Assange’s bank account on Monday, was also having trouble.

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Company is first to return private spacecraft from orbit By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by large national governments. The capsule built by Space Exploration Technologies Inc. splashed down into the Pacific Ocean, right on target, following a three-hour mission that should pave the way for an actual flight to the International Space Station next summer. NASA wants to enlist private companies to handle space station supply runs as well as astronaut rides after the shuttles stop flying next year. Until then, the space agency will have to continue paying tens of millions of dollars to the Russians for every American astronaut ferried back and forth. Prior to Wednesday’s test flight, recovering a spacecraft re-entering from orbit was something achieved by only five independent nations: the United States, Russia, China, Japan and India, plus the European Space Agency, a consortium of countries. NASA immediately offered up congratulations, as did astronauts, lawmakers, and aerospace organizations and companies. “I’m sort of in semi-shock,” said

Police: Ex-con acted alone in publicist slaying BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood publicist was gunned down by an ex-con on a bicycle in a robbery gone awry as she drove home from a movie premiere last month, police said they believed Wednesday after reviewing ballistics tests. The major break in the investigation came as tests linked the gun Harold Martin Smith used to commit suicide with bullets that killed Ronni Chasen. It came a week after Smith killed himself in the lobby of a seedy apartment building as investigators acting on a tip tried to question him. “We believe that Mr. Smith acted alone. We don’t believe it was a professional hit,” said Beverly Hills Police Chief David Snowden. Chasen was shot multiple times in the chest Nov.16 as she drove through Beverly Hills while heading home after the premiere of the movie “Burlesque.” Sgt. Mike Publicker said investigators believe Smith, riding a bicycle, tried to rob Chasen as she waited to turn left from Sunset Boulevard. “This was a random act of violence. With Mr. Smith’s background, we believe that it was most likely a robbery gone bad at this time,” he said. “Through the interviews and the information we received, that leads us to believe that he was at a desperate point in his life, and was reaching out and doing desperate measures.” Police said the investigation was continuing.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday. the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. “It’s just mind-blowingly awesome. I apologize, and I wish I was more articulate, but it’s hard to be articulate when your mind’s blown — but in a very good way.” Speaking from the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., Musk said his Falcon 9 rocket and the capsule named Dragon operated better than expected. If astronauts had been on board, “they would have had a very nice ride,” Musk told reporters. “The vehicle that you saw today can easily transport people,” with the addi-

tion of escape and life-support systems. The Dragon flown Wednesday — nearly 17 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter — was reminiscent of the NASA capsules of old, which ended their missions with ocean splashdowns. Designers of most next-generation spacecraft have abandoned the shuttle system, which proved extremely complicated, expensive and vulnerable to damage. Many engineers believe Apollo-style capsules will be cheaper, safer and capable of a wider variety of missions.

Wednesday’s flight was only the second for this type of rocket. Musk envisions that later models of the capsule, for crews, will be equipped for precision landings on patches of ground as small as a helipad. These would be powered touchdowns using landing gears, similar to the lunar landings. The spacecraft could refuel and then be used again, he said. This early version of the capsule circled the world twice, then parachuted into the Pacific. It splashed down roughly 500 miles off the Mexican coast, within a few miles of the targeted area. Recovery crews were quickly on the scene, putting floats on the spacecraft. Musk raised his arms in victory when the three red-and-whitestriped parachutes deployed. He knew then “it was a done deal.” “This was done with 1,200 people,” Musk noted, versus the efforts of entire countries and their supporting industries. The spacecraft carried thousands of patches for company employees; no official payload was required for this test. A humorous payload, though, was on board. Musk promised to divulge its identity Thursday so it would not overwhelm Wednesday’s headlines. An Army nanosatellite hitched a ride on the upper stage of the 158-foot rocket in a technology demonstration. The accolades quickly mounted

Edwards had prepared family, home for death By MIKE BAKER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — For years, Elizabeth Edwards prepared her family for the day she would be gone, talking bluntly about the cancer consuming her body and writing a letter to leave for her children with life advice on topics such as how to pick a church — or even a spouse. The preparation continued in her final days, when she made sure Christmas decorations were up in their Chapel Hill home and became the source of comfort to those closest to her. “That was sort of who she was. She was always, always the shoulder to lean on,” said family friend John Moylan. “And, even at the end, she remained a very strong person. I think they all took their strength from her.” Edwards, 61, died Tuesday from cancer — six years

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Elizabeth Edwards is seen in Manchester, N.H., on April 30, 2007. after she was diagnosed the day after the 2004 election when her husband John was a vice presidential candidate. Since her cancer returned in an incurable form in 2007, Edwards had talked openly about the expectation that the disease would take her life before long. She had

hoped to live several more years, enough time to see her youngest child, 10-year-old Jack, graduate from high school and possibly see the oldest, 28-year-old Cate, have a child of her own. But Edwards also said over the years that she was talking directly with the kids about death. Meanwhile, she had been penning a letter that her children could use as guidance for their lives ahead. It was an idea she came up with two decades ago after watching the movie “Terms of Endearment,” in which the mother knew she was dying and gave advice to her children. David “Mudcat” Saunders, a political adviser and Edwards family friend, said the two youngest children appeared to be coping well with the loss. He said the home, while consumed with sadness, also has a feeling of celebration as family and

friends remembered stories of Elizabeth Edwards’ life. In part, he said, that was because of her never-lookback attitude. “I think that spirit of Elizabeth is so branded in Emma Claire, Jack and Cate, that the kids will be fine,” Saunders said. In her final days of rapidly declining health, Saunders relayed a story about how Jack had jumped onto the bed with his mother to say that he loved her. She smiled at him and said, “I love you too, sweetie,” Saunders said. John Edwards was at her side around the clock. He was deeply upset by his wife’s death, Saunders said, but is also focused on attending to the children. He recalled asking Edwards what he planned to do now, to which the former North Carolina senator vowed simply: “I’m going to be the greatest

father there ever was.” Added Moylan: “His full focus is on those children.” Three decades after the law school sweethearts married, Elizabeth Edwards separated from her husband about a year ago following his affair and after learning that he fathered a child with his mistress during his second campaign for the White House. He still faces a federal investigation into campaign finances. A family friend said Wednesday that Elizabeth Edwards will be honored Saturday at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh. The friend spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the plans have yet to be announced by the family. The public is allowed to attend the event, set to begin at 1 p.m. The family is still working on burial plans.

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as the afternoon wore on. “These new explorers are to spaceflight what Lindbergh was to commercial aviation,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “SpaceX changes the game in spaceflight,” noted the Space Frontier Foundation. And from Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat and former space shuttle flier: “We’ve arrived at the dawn of new era of U.S. space exploration that should ensure America remains a leader in space exploration.” In orbit, space station commander Scott Kelly nagged NASA’s Mission Control for updates. He told a reporter earlier in the day he would gladly fly on a commercial rocket “if that’s the path we’re proceeding on.” If, after Wednesday’s success, any detractors still doubt the prospects for private spaceflight, Musk said, “I pity them ... They would be fighting on the wrong side of yesterday’s war.” This was the first flight under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, as well as the first flight of an operational Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX’s first flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, in June, carried a capsule mock-up that deliberately burned up on re-entry. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its first reentry license to SpaceX, paving the way for Wednesday’s flight.



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DEATHS Joseph Materi

Novka Cokrlic

STRASBURG — Jo s e p h “Jo e” Materi, Strasburg, died Dec. 7, 2010, in the Strasburg Care Center. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Strasburg, with the Revs. Paul Eberle and Albert Leary officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Novka Cokrlic, 47, Bismarck, died Dec. 4, 2010, at Medcenter One, Bismarck. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 9, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Joseph “Joe” Materi

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Linton, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue Saturday for one hour before service time at the church. Joseph “Joe” was born Feb. 8, 1928, to Jacob and Josephine (Bichler) Materi. He grew up on the family farm one mile west of Strasburg, where he graduated from high school in 1947. Joe worked for the American Republic Insurance Company until entering the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War from 1950 until 1952. Joe married Bernadette “Bernie” Keller on Aug. 7, 1950, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Strasburg. They ranched and farmed on Joe’s parents’ farm. Bernie died Aug. 30, 2008. Joe was a resident of the Strasburg Care Center since June 2008, where he died on Dec. 7, 2010. He was active in both state and community organizations, including Emmons County FHA, Farmers Elevator Board, N.D. Beef and Dairy Commission and BEK Director for 15 years. Joe was a life member of the Strasburg VFW and Linton American Legion and a member of the Strasburg Lions Club. He was instrumental in the development of Veteran’s Memorial Park in Strasburg. Joe enjoyed reading and working outdoors. He is survived by his children, Carol and Norman Neis, Hague, Dan Materi, Strasburg, Sandi and Fuzzy Feist, Linton, Wayne and Sue Materi, Bismarck, Pam and Al Hulm, Linton, and Annette and Kent Fetzer, Mandan; seven grandchildren, Nancy ( Jed) Olson, Jason, Travis and Jaden Materi, Ashlee Feist and Whitney and Lindsey Hulm; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Olson; one brother, Albert Materi, Spokane, Wash.; one sister and brother-in-law, Marie Materi and Fred Brandauer, Seattle; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2008; three brothers, Alex, Baldwin and Pete; and one sister, Agnes Mitzel.

Tony Kuntz DICKINSON — Anton “Tony” Kuntz, 73, Dickinson, died Dec. 6, 2010, at Southwest Health Care Center, Bowman. Services will be held at 1 p.m. MST Friday, Dec. 10, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Dickinson. He is survived by his wife, Gail; seven children, Shannon Fritz, Beach, Steve, Ryan, and Don, all of Dickinson, Ann Wood, Ridge, Md., Marty Steidl, Dickinson, and Jody Kuntz, Deadwood, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; three sist e r s, Ma d g e St e f a n a t z , Jerome, Idaho, and Veronica Gayda and Adeline Hushka, both of Dickinson; and two brothers, Reinold, Dickinson, and Stanley, Belfield. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)

Edna Johnson WILLISTON — Edna C. Johnson, 101, Williston, died Dec. 6, 2010, at her son’s home in Williston. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Fulkerson Funeral Home Chapel, Williston. Further arrangements are pending.

Novka Cokrlic

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Parkway Funeral Service. Novka was born Sept. 28, 1963, in Banja Luka, Bosnia, the daughter of Novak and Jelena (Djuric) Milosevic. She grew up in a small town near Dubica, Medjuvodje. Novka met her husband in 1979. Their daughter, Gordana, was born on Dec. 11, 1984, and their son, Ilija, was born on April 25, 1986. Novka and her family lived in Cerovljani, near Dubica, Bosnia. In 1995, Novka and her family left her home due to war, and moved to Kosovo. In 2000, they came to Bismarck. Novka worked as a dietary aide at Medcenter One hospital. Novka will be remembered for her smile, and the joy she radiated. She loved her family and friends dearly. Novka lost her husband in 2007, a loss that greatly affected her, and experienced many other hardships in her life, but she seldom complained. She brought out the best in people, and always put others before herself. In her free time, she loved to crochet and garden. Novka is survived by her daughter, Gordana, Bismarck; her son, Ilija, Bismarck; and her mother, Jelena, Medjuvodje, Bosnia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Djuka; and her father, Novak. Go to to share memories of Novka and sign the online guest book.

Antonia Gutenkauf Antonia Filler Gutenkauf, 99, Pierre, S.D., died Dec. 4, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Pierre. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church, Anamoose. Interment will be at a later date at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by nine children, Herbert Filler, Rugby, Beatrice Hayes and Helen Ruppel, both of Puyallup, Wash., Lloyd Filler, Winner, S.D., Shirley Ann Weigel, Velva, Vernon Filler, Qu i n c y, Wa s h . , Ka re n e Helms, West Columbia, S.C., Margaret Graves, Lexington, S.C., and Charles Filler, Pierre, S.D.; two sisters, Emilia Brossart, Rugby, and Pauline Mitzel, Denby; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; three stepchildren, Diane Menning and JoAnn Dodson, both of Pierre, and Donna Carpenter, Rapid City, S.D.; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-greatg r a n d c h i l d r e n . ( He r t z Funeral Home, Harvey, and Feigum Funeral Home, Pierre)

Eugene Schantz

GLEN ULLIN — Eugene Schantz, 81, Glen Ullin, passed away on Dec. 7, 2010, at Medcenter One, Bismarck. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glen Ullin, with the Rev. Arul Joseph celebrating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Glen Ullin. Military rites will be presented by Lawrence Higbee Post No. 239 of Glen Ullin. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. CST Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glen Ullin, with a rosary and vigil service taking place at 5 p.m. CST. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Further arrangements are pending with Spangelo-StevenCARRINGTON son Funeral Home, Glen — Alvin Rask, 81, Ullin. Carrington, formerly of Hurdsfield, died Dec. 6, 2010, at his John Gierke Jr., 75, forhome. Services will be held merly of Bismarck, died Nov. at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at 30, 2010, in Gardnerville, Hurdsfield Community Cen- Nev., after a long battle with ter. Burial will be in Pleasant cancer. A private service and Hill Cemetery, Hurdsfield. burial will be held in North He is survived by his wife, Dakota in the spring. Helen; three daughters, CanHe is survived by his wife, dace Hoffman and Cheryl Kathleen, Gardnerville; his Hoffman, both of Fargo, and children, John Gierke III, BisLori Rask, Carrington; two marck, Mark Gierke, Lincoln, sons, Randy, Hurdsfield, and Terri Burns, Medford, Ore., Craig, Carrington; 20 grand- Michelle Jones, Medford, children; 21 great-grandchil- N.Y., Gary Wood, Garddren; two sisters, JoAnn nerville, Mark Wood, San Thompson, Denver, and Leandro, Calif., and Holli Carol Thiesen, Fargo; and Moe, Minot; and many one brother, Daryl, Carring- grandchildren and greatton. (Nelson Funeral Home, grandchildren. (FitzHenry’s Fessenden) C a r s o n Va l l e y F u n e r a l Home)

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Christine Dollinger

DEVILS LAKE — Christine Dollinger, 83, Devils Lake, formerly of Jamestown, died Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. She is survived by two daughters, Pam Matthews, Devils Lake, and Kathy Richards, Bismarck; four grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and one brother, Walter Schrenk, Spokane, Wash.

Keith Mrnak Keith H. Mrnak, 80, Glendive, Mont., died Dec. 7, 2010, at Eastern Montana Veterans Home, Glendive. Arrangements are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, Mont.

Elene Shjeflo DICKINSON — Elene Shjeflo, 91, Dickinson, died Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Benedict’s Heath Center, Dickinson. Arrangements are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson.

Marsha Beckius ELLENDALE — Marsha M. Beckius, 57, Ellendale, died Dec. 4, 2010, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale. Burial will be at Albion Township Cemetery, rural Ellendale. She is survived by her husband, John; two sons, Mike Zinter, Ellendale, and Associated Press Tim Beckius, Concord, Calif.; Gary Dos Santos, left, arranges flowers on the “Imagine” one daughter, Amy Johnson, mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York’s Marshall, Minn.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Central Park on Wednesday. Russ Zinter, Ellendale; two sisters, Rhonda Rademacher, Farmington, Minn., and Cheryl Brokaw, Ellendale; and her mother, Nadine Zinter, Ellendale. (Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale)

Duane Tietz Duane “Dewey” Tietz, 63, Bismarck, passed away Dec. 8, 2010, after a brief fight against colon cancer, with his family at his side. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dewey Tietz IDEA Foundation, care of IDEA Center, 2720 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58501; or the donor’s choice. Further arrangements are pending.

STATE DEATHS CROSBY — Orville Knudsvig, 88. DICKEY — Verna Schrader, 88. FARGO — Michael Swanson, 32. GRAND FORKS — Phillip Deraney, 85; Mae Gudvangen, 83. JAMESTOWN — Gertrude Clemens, 96. KENMARE — Joy Ankenbauer, 84. MINOT — Elma Cunningham, 94; Carl Kallberg, 99. OSNABROCK — Leola Tollefson Giles, 79. PARK RIVER — Verna Johnson, 88. S T. M I C H A E L — Lawrence Littleghost, 79. STREETER — Raymond Wetzel, 82.

Fans remember Lennon 30 years after his death By DEEPTI HAJELA and NEKESA MUMBI MOODY Associated Press

NEW YORK — John Lennon’s fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s murder outside his Manhattan apartment building, admirers played his music nearby at Strawberry Fields and placed flowers on a mosaic named for his song “Imagine.” The steady stream of visitors represented the range of people who love Lennon, from those who watched his career unfold as it happened to those who know only his music. Father-daughter pair Paul DeLuca, 50, and Marissa DeLuca, 17, came from Boston to mark the day. “I grew up with his voice,” said Marissa DeLuca. “The Beatles are the soundtrack to my childhood,” she said. “His voice is just kind of like home.” Her father said, “Nothing is timeless like the stuff John and Paul (McCartney) wrote.” In L i v e r p o o l , w h e re Lennon was from, hundreds were expected to gather for a vigil Wednesday around the Peace and Harmony sculpture, recently unveiled by Lennon’s former wife, Cynthia, and their son Julian in

Chavasse Park. In the newly released interview, conducted just three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics — saying they were just interested in “dead heroes” and mused that he had “plenty of time” to accomplish some of his life goals. The interview, believed to be his last print interview, was released Wednesday to The Associated Press by Rolling Stone magazine, which uses the full interview for a story that will be on stands Friday. While brief excerpts of Jonathan Cott’s interview were released for a 1980 Rolling Stone cover story days after Lennon’s death, this is the first time the entire interview has been published. “His words are totally joyous and vibrant and hopeful and subversive and fearless,” Cott told the AP on Tuesday. “He didn’t mince words.” Lennon saves some of his harshest words for critics who were perennially disappointed with his music and life choices after he left the Beatles. “These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists — it’s like idol worship,” he said. “They only like people when they’re on their way up ... I cannot be on the way up again. “What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I’m not interesting in being a dead (expletive) hero. ... So forget ’em, forget ’em.”

Ambassador gets airport pat-down

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — India’s sari-clad ambassador was pulled from an airport security line and patted down by a TSA agent in Mississippi after attending a conference, an act one state agency official called “unfortunate.” The hands-on search last week also embarrassed the university officials who invited Meera Shankar, India’s ambassador to the United Novka Cokrlic, 47, Bis- States, to give a speech for an marck, 11 a.m., Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck. Charlotte Gilman, 60, Bismarck, 10:30 a.m., Eastgate Funeral Service Chapel, Bismarck. Clementine Hendricks, 80, Dickinson, 9:30 a.m. MST, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dickinson. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson) Joyce Kaiser, 55, Williston, 11 a.m., First Lutheran Church, Williston. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston) Nathan Thunder Hawk, 45, Solen, 11 a.m., Youth Activity Center, Cannon Ball. (Perry Funeral Home, Mandan) Delores Wiege, 73, Dickinson, 11 a.m. MST, Hillside Baptist Church, Dickinson. (Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson) Claudius Wold, 94, Bism a rc k , 2 p. m . , Tr i n i t y Lutheran Church, Bismarck. (Bismarck Funeral Home) Paul Wolf, 85, Hettinger, 9 While supplies last a.m. MST, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hettinger. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Hettinger)


international studies program. “It was a wonderful program, maybe the best we’ve had, (but) this stupid incident ruined the whole thing. She said, ‘I will never come back here,’” said Janos Radvanyi, chair of Mississippi State University’s international studies department. “We are sending her a letter of apology.” But a Transportation Security Administration

spokesman said diplomats are not exempt from the searches and that Shankar “was screened in accordance with TSA’s security policies and procedures.” What happened to Shankar reflects the strong emotions surrounding the TSA’s pat-down procedures, and has raised questions about the proper handling of diplomats as well as foreign travelers with different styles of dress.

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Prodigal kitty returns

Five years after wandering away in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, a gray and white cat named Scrub has been reunited with his Mississippi family The Humane Society of South Mississippi says Scrub was identified by an implanted microchip. The 7-year-old cat was brought to the shelter by a Gulfport woman who’d fed him as a stray the past couple of months but worried about his safety during a cold snap. Scrub’s owner, Jennifer Noble, says she was skeptical at first when she received a call from the shelter. But by the end of the first night back, Scrub had snuggled in bed with one of her boys. Noble said Scrub is in excellent health. ■ South Bend, Ind.

Bell ringers strike gold

The Salvation Army red kettles are coming up golden in Indiana. The charity says anonymous donors have left gold coins in kettles in Mishawaka and Kokomo this Christmas season. The South Bend Tribune reports that someone dropped a 1-ounce U.S. gold coin worth $1,400 in a kettle outside a Sam’s Club in Mishawaka. The coin was wrapped in a $100 bill and a small note thanking the organization for “doing God’s work.” Another donor dropped a South African Krugerrand worth more than $1,400 in a kettle at Markland Mall. The Salvation Army also has received four gold coins in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

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People and personalities Aretha Franklin Morrison gets votes ‘recovering very well’ needed for pardon DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin underwent serious surgery last week and is “recovering very well,” her longtime friend, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said Wednesday. Jackson said in an interview with The Associated Press that he’s visited with the legendary singer four or five times Franklin: recently, including Recovering a few days ago, and that Franklin’s “spirits are high, and her faith is strong.” “She’s conscious, communicating and taking daily walks up and down the hall,” said Jackson, who accompanied Franklin on one of those walks during his most recent visit. Franklin announced last week that she had undergone a surgical procedure, but neither she nor her publicist have said what is ailing the 68-year-old Queen of Soul. Jackson wouldn’t either, other than to say his friend of more than 40 years is responding well to the surgery. “She has amazing strength — body, religion and faith,” Jackson said. “It’s what he keeps her going.” Last month, Franklin announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Doors’ Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon Thursday for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida that resulted when the late singer pulled what a bandmate called “a mind trip on the audience, and they totally fell for it.” Gov. Charlie Crist on WednesMorrison: day got a commitPardoned ment for the second of two votes needed from other members of the state’s Board of Executive Clemency to approve the pardon. Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. The meeting Thursday comes a day after the singer would have turned 67. Crist can’t issue a pardon on his own. He and the three-member Cabinet serve as the Clemency Board. Approval is required by the governor and at least two other members. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who was previously undecided, said Wednesday that she would vote for the pardon, said Sink spokesman Kevin Cate. She joined Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson who previously declared his support for the idea. Only Attorney General Bill McCollum remains uncommitted. All are leaving office Jan. 4.

The did-he-or-didn’t-he debate has been revived by Crist’s interest in the case. The surviving band members say a drunken Morrison teased the Miami crowd, but never exposed himself. “It never actually happened. It was mass hypnosis,” said Ray Manzarek, The Doors’ keyboard player. Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger said Morrison’s behavior was influenced by an acting troupe that disrobed during plays. “He was just doing a mind trip — as they would say — a mind trip on the audience and they totally fell for it,” Manzarek said. Manzarek said Morrison was far drunker than usual, to the point where they questioned whether he should go on stage. “It was like, ‘Oh my goodness, Jim, are you sure you can perform?’ ‘No, no, we’re going on, we’re going on,’” Manzarek recalled. Crist began considering a pardon for Morrison in 2007 at the at the urging of a fan. He says he has doubts about whether Morrison actually exposed his penis during the rowdy Miami concert March 1, 1969. Morrison was convicted of public profanity and indecent exposure and sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine. The case has become murkier with the passage of years. Morrison’s defense attorney said recently that the singer received a fair trial with credible witnesses on both sides, and fans who were at the show have differing recollections. Here’s what most people agree on: The Doors went on stage late,

the Dinner Key Auditorium was oversold and wasn’t air conditioned. Morrison was drunk and stopped in the middle of songs with an anti-authority, profanityriddled rant.

Screenwriter takes Palin to task hunt ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is calling former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a “witless bully” after her cable television travelogue series featured her shooting a caribou. In Sunday’s episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate hunted Sorkin: north of the Arctic Critical of Palin Circle. In a Facebook posting, she wrote that unless people have never eaten meat, they shouldn’t condemn the episode. Sorkin, who wrote the script for “The Social Network,” said in an article for The Huffington Post that Palin didn’t kill the caribou for food, just for fun. He said he couldn’t distinguish between that and Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick’s role in a dogfighting ring. “So a leftwing Hollywood producer thinks there is no ‘distinction’ between harvesting healthy, wild organic protein to feed my family and engaging in dog fighting?” Palin said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

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DEATHS Donald Froeschle Donald G. Froeschle, 84, Bismarck, died Dec. 3, 2010, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Steve Sathre officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donald Froeschle

There will be no visitation; cremation has taken place. Donald was born to Julius and Rosina (Sailer) Froeschle on Oct. 22, 1926, in Hazen, and attended schools in Hazen. After Don graduated from Hazen High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. While in boot camp, he was successful in getting transferred to the Sea Bees Construction Battalion. After the invasion of Okinawa, his battalion built roads, landing strips, bridges and buildings. His volunteer crew held the distinction of building a bridge across a river in the shortest recorded time. The Japanese on one side of the river and our troops on the other side firing at each other gave the Sea Bees added incentive. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Don attended NDSU and graduated in 1951 with a degree in architecture for the sole purpose of becoming a building contractor. His father then made him an equal partner in his construction company in Hazen. He married Jan Shefstad on June 15, 1952, and moved to Bismarck to form Froeschle Sons, Inc. with his father and brother, Roland. Their successful commercial construction company was based on their strong belief in honesty and integrity in their business dealings. The Froeschle company constructed numerous commercial buildings including motels, schools, hospitals and office buildings in Bismarck-Mandan and western North Dakota. Two of Don’s favorite projects were the Judicial Wing of our state Capitol building and also the 120-foot concrete Peace Tower at the International Peace Gardens. In 1977, Don received special recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor for his efforts in coord i n a t i n g t h e Na t i o n a l Apprenticeship Program for carpenters at Bismarck Junior College. As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Don sang in the church choir for 45 years, and served on the Board of Trustees and innumerable committees. He was a member of VFW, American Legion, Elks, Associated General Contractors of North Dakota, North Dakota State University Alumni Association and Apple Creek Country Club. Don lived, loved and enjoyed his life to the fullest. He thoroughly enjoyed entertaining his family and friends, and made every effort to promote singing and camaraderie. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his storytelling, always willing to share tales of his contracting experiences and various adventures. Don loved the family pontoon boating on the Missouri River with cookouts, sandbar golf and volleyball. He also enjoyed skiing in the Rockies with family and friends, deer hunting in Montana, golfing anywhere, gardening, playing bridge and shooting weekly pool with his architect buddies. Upon retirement, Don and Jan did more traveling to Mexico, Central America and Europe. For 20 years, winter months were spent in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where Don enjoyed golfing and exploring the desert and surrounding mountainous areas. He also continued to pursue a wide variety of business interests. Don wished to thank God

for giving him such a wonderful life on this earth together with his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Jan, Bismarck; his daughter a n d s o n - i n - l a w, Ly n n Froeschle and Frank Fadich, San Diego; his son-in-law, Jim Duehring and his wife, Gisele, Marquette, Mich.; his sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Robert Bingham, Mesa, Ariz.; and his sister-inl a w, B e t t y F r o e s c h l e , Prescott, Ariz. Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Duehring; his parents; and his brothers, Roland and Richard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Don’s name be made to either the Parish Nurse Program or Music Department at Trinity Lutheran Church. Go to to share memories of Don and to sign the online guest book. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)

Jeffrey Zahn Jeffrey Glenn Zahn, 38, Denver, formerly of Beulah, died Nov. 24, 2010, at his home in Denver due to natural causes. Services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Beulah, with Deacon Dan Wallach officiating.

Jeffrey Zahn

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Jeff was born March, 31, 1972, in Bismarck, the son of Glenn and Julie (Hagel) Zahn. He was raised and educated in Beulah. Jeff moved to Bismarck in 1990, working there for seven years with Pride, Inc. He moved to Denver in 1997, and lived there for 13 years working for Caterpillar Inc. Jeff worked as a forklift operator and was the union president for the United Auto Workers at the Caterpillar plant. Jeff loved to play guitar and listen to music. He also loved to watch movies and was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Dallas Cowboys. He is survived by his wife, Candy McGalliard and their two dogs, Sampson and DeNiro; his parents, Glenn and Julie Zahn; two brothers, Greg (Shana) Zahn and Kurt Zahn; three nephews, Dasan Zahn, Dylan Zahn and Damon Zahn; his grandmother, Frances Hagel; along with numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Jeff was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, George Hagel; his paternal grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Zahn; one aunt, Donna Hagel; and two cousins, Michael Hagel and Bradley Weiss. (BarbotSeibel Funeral Home, Beulah)

Myrtle Haugen FARGO — Myrtle Haugen, 93, Fargo, formerly of Maddock and Harvey, died Dec. 6, 2010, at Bethany Homes, Fargo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at North Viking Lutheran Church, Maddock. Burial will be in Fron Lutheran Cemetery, rural Maddock. Survivors include her sons, Phillip, Spokane, Wash., and Gene, Keith and Duane, all of Fargo; 15 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; and two brothers, Selvin Haugen, Glendale, Ariz., and Ivar Haugen, Maddock. (Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock)

Harlan Lyson

Patricia Papacek

Verner Peterson

Theo Carlson

Harlan Marvin Ly s o n , 8 4 , Bi s marck, left this world on Dec. 6, 2010, in a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Lord of Life Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Larry Giese officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

FARGO — Patricia A. Papacek, 65, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010, in her Fargo home, under the loving care of her family and hospice. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Nativity Church, Fargo. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Verner Peterson, 80, Bismarck, passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2010, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jake Kincaid officiating. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Theo Taylor Carlson, 97, died Dec. 5, 2010, in Denver, where she had lived for the past 4½ years and where her four children reside. Prior to that time, she had lived in Bismarck for over 55 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jake Kincaid officiating. Private interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Harlan Lyson

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home. Harlan was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Oscar and Veda (Nulph) Lyson in Parshall. He spent his childhood in Parshall with his 11 brothers and sisters. He attended school in Parshall. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1944 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in June 1946. He met his wife, Genevieve M. Woessner, in a restaurant in Parshall and later at a dance in Van Hook. They were married Oct. 22, 1949, in Stanley, and celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year. They had three children, Larry, Hal and Cheryl. He was in the business community in Parshall. He worked for Hedberg Motors, he also worked as a meat cutter and on a dairy farm. He was a volunteer for the Parshall Police Department and Fire Department where he served as fire chief. Harlan accepted a position as a policeman in Bismarck in September 1961. He retired from the Bismarck Police Department in August 1990 with the rank of captain. He was a life member of the N.D. Peace Officers Association. He was active in the Eagles, where he served as president. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1326, where he served four terms on the Board of Managers and served on the Honor Guard for a number of years. He was a member of the American Legion for close to 60 years. He loved his family and being with friends. He enjoyed playing cards at the clubs and the outdoors playing horseshoes and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, Bismarck; his sons, Larry (Karen) Lyson, Bismarck, and Hal (Paulette) Lyson, Bismarck; his daughter, Cheryl Lyson, Billings, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Curtis and Brian, Paula Keeney, Tiffany Norton, Rachel Johnson and Justin and Kirk Dehler; 12 greatgrandchildren; his brothers, Herbert (Jan), Perry (Harriet), Stanley (Shirley), Roland (Pat) and Royal (Pam); his sister, Gwen Akers; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Russell, Bruce and Junior Lyson; and his sisters, Virginia Edwards, Nita Jager and Olivia Werlinger. Those wishing to sign the online guest book or leave a message of condolence please visit

Elenora Mathias

Patricia Papacek

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Pat was born Sept. 1, 1945, to Frank and Gladys Murphy in Dickson, and spent the first five years of her life in western North Dakota, where her father worked as a grain elevator manager and her mother, a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1950, her family moved to Bismarck and Pat would go on to graduate from St. Mary’s Central in 1963, where she met her husband of 43 years, Jim. Academics always played an important role in Pat’s life, and after high school, she went on to the College of St. Catherine, where she received, with honors, a teaching degree in French. During her graduate studies at the University of Kansas, Pat also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1969, Pat went to work teaching French at South High School in Fargo, where she stayed for the length of her professional career, sharing a love for cultural exploration and diversity. While at South High, Pat led several student trips to France, which inspired many to go on to study, live and work overseas. One of Pat’s biggest joys in life was spending time outside in her garden. During the winter, she would plan what flowers she would plant and then in spring and summer, she would be outside for hours at a time. Pat is survived by her husband, Jim; her son, Jay, and his wife, Sara, Minneapolis; and by a loving extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, along with many nieces and nephews. She was beloved by her family and will be missed greatly. Pat was preceded in death by her father and mother; as well as her aunt and uncle, Irene and Jack Tylenda. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley. Please feel free to sign the on-line guest book at

Chase Miller C h a s e R . Mi l l e r, 2 5 , Austin, Minn., died Dec. 3, 2010, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, Minneapolis. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Harvey. Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Janet and Larry Sunderman, Austin, Minn., and Randy and Jenny Miller, Gillette, Wyo.; one brother, Lucas Sunderman, Austin; sisters, Jennifer Hight and Sh e l by Mi l l e r, b o t h o f Gillette, and Paige Sunderman, Austin; and his grandparents, Rose and Al Grossman, Minot, Bob Walstad, Ambrose, Joe Sunderman, Austin, and Betty and Al Collins, Pine Haven, Wyo. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey)

Theo Carlson

Verner Peterson Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a time of sharing will begin at 7 p.m. Vern was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Heimdal, to Scandinavian immigrants Sigrid (Fisketjon) and Gustav Petterson. Vern attended Arne School until his family moved to Fargo, where he graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1949. Shortly after high school, Vern entered the Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. Following his honorable discharge in 1954, Vern moved to Bismarck and worked for the Worker’s Compensation Bureau. In 1959, Vern married the love of his life, Colleen Carol Kusler, and together, they raised their family, traveled the world and celebrated 51 years as true partners in their walk through life. In 1962, Vern began his 30-year career with Blue Cross, Blue Shield, serving first as a sales representative and then, for many years, as district manager. Vern was respected by his co-workers for his ability to solve problems, motivate others and build consensus. Vern’s positive spirit and optimism characterized his professional as well as his personal life. Vern’s favorite pastime was helping others. Whether he was camping, fishing, hunting or just puttering around the house, Vern always found a way to be energetically useful, and to make those around him feel special. His kindness, generosity and big heart brought joy and comfort to many. He had an acute sensitivity to the needs of others and was always there when you needed him. Children were especially attracted to Vern, and he was so proud to have been an active participant in his grandchildren’s lives. To the end, Vern’s most enduring characteristics were his gentle spirit, ready smile and eagerness to compliment others. Life was fun when Vern was around, prompting his family to name a dance after him! Vern is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Beth (Dr. Jim) Hughes, Bismarck; his son, John (Julie) Peterson, Aurora, Ore.; his grandchildren, Caity Hughes, Minneapolis, and Andrew Hughes, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; his stepgranddaughter, Jessica Bangs, Aurora, Ore.; and his twin sister, Verna Strand, Helena, Mont. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Leslee (Doug) Smith, Bismarck. Vern was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl, Albert, Axel and Ernest Petterson; and his sisters, Ruby Booker and Ruth Watson. Vern’s family wishes to thank the staff at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center for the kind and thoughtful care they provided Vern over the last nine months. Me m o r i a l s i n Ve r n’s honor may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of North Dakota, or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

GARRISON — Elenora Mathias, 88, Garrison, died Dec. 7, 2010, at Prairie View Nursing Home, Underwood. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery, east of Garrison. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth, Smithville, Texas, and Dennis, Salina, WILLISTON — Utah; her daughters, Gloria Dean “Dick” R. Jensen, Minot, and Carol Morehouse, 88, Poucher, Knoxville, Tenn.; 10 Williston, died grandchildren; and 16 greatNov. 27, 2010, at his home. BEULAH — Lawrence grandchildren. (Thompson No services are planned at Funeral Home, Garrison) Moen, 60, Beulah, died this time and cremation has Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Alexius taken place. Medical Center, Bismarck. He is survived by his wife, Services will be held at 10 GARRISON — June Hult- Glenna; his son, Richard, a.m. CST Friday, Dec. 10, at berg, 82, Garrison, died Williston; daughter, Lorri B a r b o t - S e i b e l F u n e r a l Dec. 8, 2010, in a Bismarck Knox, Bismarck; two grandHome, Beulah. Further hospital. Arrangements are daughters; and one sister, (More deaths, funerals arrangements are pending. pending with Thompson Coral Peterson, Olympia, Funeral Home, Garrison. Wash. (Everson Funeral today and state deaths on 5A.) Home, Williston)

Dick Morehouse

Lawrence Moen

June Hultberg

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck. Theo was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of George Allison and Jessie (Snow) Taylor. She graduated from Cornell University with degrees in economics and journalism. She later attended the University of Chicago, where she received a master’s degree in social work and met her future husband, Reuben E. Carlson, who also earned an M.S.W. They were married in Chicago on July 2, 1943. Reuben died Aug. 29, 1993. Theo was employed in Bismarck by the State Health Department as chief social worker at the State Psychiatric Clinic and later at St. Alexius Medical Center as a hospital social worker, especially on the kidney dialysis unit. She was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck. Theo enjoyed a wonderful, independent life. Death was neither unexpected nor unwelcome, and her deep faith comforted her. She had many friends and was always interested in others. She was a gentle person who never spoke ill of anyone. All will remember her deep compassion and cheerful smile. She will continue on in our hearts to comfort and inspire us. Her special interests were Camps Farthest Out, an international evangelical Christian organization, and helping Native Americans and underprivileged immigrants from around the world. Theo is survived by her four children, George, Holly (Charles) Ramunno, Dawn and Dr. Jay (Dr. Nancy), all of the Denver area; and by six grandchildren, Graham and Peter Carlson, Andrew Ramunno, Emily Reichert and Julia and Sarah Carlson. She is also survived by a foster daughter, Dr. Soja Park (Dr. Thomas) Bennett; one niece, Mary Ellen (Walter) Purhamus; and three nephews, Michael (Delia) Mulvaney, Donald (Lousetta) Carlson and Dennis Carlson. Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Go to to share memories of Theo and sign the online guest book.

Gladys Lemer DRAKE — Gladys Lemer, 88, Drake, died Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Aloisius Care Center, Harvey. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Drake. Burial will be in Drake City Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Roger, Arlyn and Carey, all of Lolo, Mont., and Joedy, Great Falls, Mont.; two daughters, Beverly Vinton, Drake, and Dell Rae Hausauer, Kief; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Ziebarth, Harvey. (Bethke-Nelson Funeral Home, Drake)

Frances Knoll Frances M. Knoll, 89, died Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Alexius Medical Center. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan. Further arrangements are pending with Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.



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Downtown quiet rail necessary Bismarck’s downtown has real potential for retail and residential growth. But no one will invest until “quiet rail” crossings are developed at Third, Fifth and 12th streets. The hang-up has been figuring out how to pay for the conversions. Frustrated downtown property and business owners have told the city commission they would be willing to pay for enhancing the crossing through special assessments. The city should take them at their word and begin the process, immediately. Originally, the plan was to pay for quiet rail downtown with taxes that downtown property owners had paid into a tax increment financing fund. But when the city attempted to do that, a lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of the TIF fund and how it was operated. The lawsuit filed by Erling “Curly” Haugland has not been resolved. TRIBUNE Converting the three downtown EDITORIAL crossings to quiet rail is expected to cost about $2 million. Downtown developer Jim Christianson proposed boundaries for the special assessment district that would include 600 property owners. Once the city defines the special assessment district and more detailed plans are put forward, the owners of a majority of the property could protest or kill the project. When TIF funds were to be the means to pay for quiet rail, supporters submitted a petition with more than 300 signatures from property owners and tenants. With the TIF funds in legal limbo, creating a “quiet rail” special assessment district is the next best solution for downtown. It would be important, in allocating the costs within the special assessment district, to place a heavier burden on commercial rather than residential property. A question the city must answer is what would happen if the city would go ahead with quiet rail, paid for by specials, and is vindicated in the TIF lawsuit. Where would the TIF funds go? To pay down the special assessments? The general fund? Back to the property owners that generated it? Christianson is right. Downtown Bismarck needs quiet rail and many in the community are getting tired of the delays. Since Bismarck has started working on quiet rail crossings, they have become a part of the downtowns in Fargo, Grand Forks and Medora. The Bismarck City Commission should go forward with the quiet rail process based on funding it with special assessments. It should make sure the burden of cost is on commercial property and should determine the consequences for the special assessment district from eventual resolution of the TIF lawsuit. If the city acts promptly, it should be able to implement quiet rail crossings by spring.

WASHINGTON — On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, “their arms folded and brows furrowed,” Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room. The aide shouted back that the room was open — and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no) and Hoosiers were stimulated to anger. Soon the tea party would be simmering. Five months earlier, on a Friday, TARP had been proposed. The original threepage legislation sought $700 billion instantly, no time for questions; Pence’s staff figured the cost would be about a billion dollars a word. On Saturday, Pence announced his opposition, but thought the bill would pass the House 434-1. On Monday, however, other members started approaching him, almost furtively, “like a secret society.” A week later, the House rejected TARP, 205-228. Four days later, the House passed TARP’s second, 451-page, pork-

swollen iteration, 263-171. That weekend, Pence, who voted no, was at a Boy Scout jamboree at the Henry County Fairgrounds. A man approached who had no scout there but wanted to thank Pence for opposing TARP. The man said that although he had lost his job the day before, “I can get another job but I can’t get another country.” On Sept. 12, 2009, Pence was invited to address the first national tea party event, on the National Mall. Coming from his daughter’s cross-country meet in Virginia, he parked at his office, walked out of the west front of the Capitol and “my knees buckled”: The Mall was as crowded as the Columbus hallway had been seven months earlier. On Nov. 21, 2003, Pence’s third year in Congress, the House was about to vote on the Bush administration’s proposal to add a prescription drug entitlement to Medicare. In a Wall Street Journal editorial the day before, Newt Gingrich had excoriated “obstructionist conservatives” who “always find reasons to vote no.” Some recalcitrant Republi-

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Lake into the Who’s in charge Devils Sheyenne River. The rule means “the state can proof the water? ceed, without EPA approval,

The resolution of this issue will remain extremely important for Valley City and everyone else along the

river. Whoever is in charge will make the decisions about water quality standards that will determine


to move more water off the lake without being constrained by the current If the Devils Lake water water quality standards problem seemed chaotic downstream.” before, look at what has hapSounds definitive, doesn’t pened since Nov. 22. It makes it? However, in response to a one wonder who is in charge, Save the Sheyenne request the EPA or North Dakota. for information, the North In their November Dakota Department of announcement, Sens. Kent Health replied, that, “It is Conrad and Byron Dorgan important to note that EPA wrote, “The state has main- has not made a final decitained that the primary con- sion on the water-to-water straint keeping it from mov- transfer issue and as a ing forward was a need to result, the issue has not get the Environmental Pro- been resolved at this point tection Agency to approve in time.” of a permanent change or Since neither the corps variance in water quality nor the State Water Comstandards on the lower mission would build projSheyenne and Red rivers ... ects without the proper perto avoid legal challenges mits, the question remains: under the Clean Water Act.” Who is in charge? Either the Then the senators EPA or state Health Departexplained that the EPA ment could be the agency would allow North Dakota that would then determine to use the “water transfer water quality standards for rule” in moving water from the Sheyenne River.

A GOP Hoosier on a mission GEORGE WILL

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can members, whose reasons for saying no to enlargements of the welfare state are conservatism, were brought to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for presidential pressure. Pence told the president he was going from the White House to his daughter’s 10th birthday party, and he said he opposed the new entitlement because he wanted to be welcome at her 30th, which he might not be if, by deepening the entitlement crisis, he produced higher taxes and a lower standard of living. Early the next morning, Speaker Dennis Hastert disgracefully prolonged the House vote for two hours and 52 minutes, until 5:53 a.m., time enough to separate enough conservatives from their convictions. When Hastert asked Pence what it would take to win his vote, Pence replied: Means test the entitlement. Impossible, said Hastert. Two Republican congressmen who, like Pence, that night stuck to their conviction that America has quite enough unfunded entitlements have risen — Pennsylvania’s Sen.-elect Pat Toomey and South Carolina’s Sen. Jim DeMint. To those who say conservatives should set aside social issues and stress only economic ones, Pence replies: Economic problems are urgent, but social problems remain important in a way that blurs the distinction between social and

economic issues. With the fluency of a former talk radio host, he says: “You would not be able to print enough money in a thousand years to pay for the government you would need if the traditional family continues to collapse.” This is, he says, “Moynihan writ large,” referring to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s preoccupation with out-of-wedlock births, which now are 41 percent of all American births. Pence’s district borders Ohio, which provided the only president who came directly from the House (James Garfield, 1881). Fiftyone and just elected to his sixth term, Pence, outgoing Republican Conference chairman, says he has always thought six is about enough. He says he might run for governor in 2012. The Republican incumbent, Mitch Daniels, who is termlimited, might be a presidential candidate, and one such candidate might be enough from Indiana, which has provided only one president (Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893). But if you have read this far, you know why many tea partiers and social conservatives — essentially distinct cohorts — are urging Pence to run for president, and why, although he probably won’t, he might. (George Will writes for the Washington Post. His syndicated column appears Sundays and Thursdays.)

the future of the Sheyenne River. Call them on it.

Coincidentally, there have been articles in Washington newspapers about an Australian company partnering with coal companies to build an export point to ship coal to Asia — coal from the Midwest. Is that why no facility has actually been proposed? Opening a mine and shipping coal to Asia would be a lot easier for GNPD, not to mention it would create a lot fewer jobs for the area, and absolutely no coal conversion tax money would be coming into the state, let alone the county and city it is most impacting. The Stark County commissioners need to use this opportunity to clarify their decision to rezone before requiring this company to get the necessary state permits. There were no conditions put on the approval requiring GNPD to build any kind of facility — just a ticket for GNPD to do whatever it wants. What did the commissioners open the door to?

Questions about a mining permit By MARY HODELL Dickinson In reading the recent article about Great Northern Power Development’s mining permit being returned as deficient, I noticed there was a big error. The article references a “proposed coal to hydrogen plant.” To date, there is no letter of intent filed with the North Dakota Public Service Commission about that plant. This time around, the coal mine application makes absolutely no reference to any type of facility being built. The “proposed” plant, at this time, is nothing more than a mere thought, an empty promise by an outof-state company used to get local officials’ support. ■ Bismarck Tribune

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Big budget, with bank flood prevention project. The budget includes $350 million in property tax relief, up $50 million from last session, and includes $150 million in income tax relief, also up $50 million. The reduction would shave all five of North Dakota’s income tax rates by about three-tenths of a percentage point. “It is important that the hard-working men and women of North Dakota see a substantial share of our economic gains reflected in lower tax bills,” Dalrymple said to the crowd in the House chamber, filled mainly with legislators, lobbyists and state agency heads. Dalrymple had a similar message for those in the western part of the state. “This region of North Dakota is doing their share to build North Dakota’s economy, and we need to do our share to help them with their challenges of growth,” he said. Dalr ymple proposed using $371 million from the oil trust funds to go directly to roads while $100 million would be used from the Oil and Gas Impact Grant Fund to offset other areas of impact beyond roads such as housing and water and sewer lines. There also is $110 million in funding for one-time projects, including money set aside for the Fargo flood diversion project and Devils Lake. Dalrymple said estimates

water supply project in Williston, totaling $25 million to help with industry and community needs. Ot h e r i n f ra s t r u c t u re investments include $2.2 million for equipment on six towers which should help deal with the cell phone coverage gap. The budget also increases higher education funding by about $82 million with another $46 million for onetime projects.

“This should enable the university system to hold the cost of tuition even at twoyear institutions and (have) no more than a 2.5 percent increase at four-year institutions,” Dalrymple said. The budget also provides funding for Stoxen Library at Dickinson State University, funding for the student union at Bismarck State College and $10 million for scholarships. As for K-12 education, the budget proposes increasing

per pupil funding by $32 million, with each student getting an additional $100 per year. There are more than $60 million in other increases and there also is $7.5 million for Dalrymple’s newly proposed performance-based teacher pay system. As for state employees, the governor is recommending a 3 percent raise, with 1 percent of that contributing to the retirement fund. Thus, employees will actually get a 2 percent pay raise. Though most Republicans said it was a good starting point, some expressed concern over the level of spending, even though Dalrymple’s figures projected even greater returns in revenue than in previous years. “Some of the numbers he gave for the percentage increase in the general fund, if they work out the way he said, then that level of spending is acceptable,” said House Appropriations Chair Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood. House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, said he thinks it’s time to slow down spending but said his only major disappointment is that “there wasn’t more legislative involvement up front.” He said the Legislature is the one that makes the final decisions on the budget and should have more say in developing its guidelines. Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem, R-Bismarck, said he was also thought some of the figures were a lit-

Division of Energy at the Department of Commerce, which will help coordinate the development of all of the energy sectors. Dalrymple’s suggestion for state employee pay raises received mixed reviews from legislators. The governor is recommending a 3 percent raise, with 1 percent of that contributing to the retirement fund. Thus, employees will actually only get a 2 percent pay raise. “The state is an employer, and we’re competing with the oil patch for a lot of these people and I’m not sure we can do that with a 2 percent increase,” Taylor said. “Three percent is probably in the ball park when it comes to inflation, but with 1 percent going to retirement, it’s really only 2 percent. It would be fine if it were really 3 percent, but it’s actually 2 percent,” said Rep. Bob Martinson, R-Bismarck. Still some thought the plan was sufficient. “He certainly has a fine package for state employees,” Stenehjem said of Dalrymple. “They’re getting money for retirement and they’re holding the medical. I would hope

state employees would be pleased with that.” Stuart Savelkoul, head of the Public Employees Association, said his group will be pushing for a 4 percent increase with 1 percent going toward retirement. “State employees may make 2 percent more than they did last year, but state employees are still 12 percent behind the national average, so that’s not enough to close the gap,” Savelkoul said. Dalrymple’s proposal on higher education funding also drew some skepticism. Many legislators have complained about the amount of funding going to North Dakota’s colleges and universities, and part of the budget includes a proposal for a Commission on Higher Education Funding to “improve the equity, the transparency and the effectiveness of higher education,” Dalrymple told legislators. “Any time we have another commission or board, I have to question whether it’s really necessary,” said Rep. Blair Thoreson, R-Fargo, chair of the government operations subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee.

“It’s a little strong on the higher ed. I think this is too much money after the large increases they got last time,” Carlson said. Part of that money will be used to offset and prevent tuition increases in two-year schools and minimize tuition hikes to 2.5 percent in fouryear schools. “Any time we can hold tuition steady, I think it’s a good thing,” said Rep. Mike Nathe, R-Bismarck. Bismarck State College is getting $7.5 million for renovations to its student union and another $1.5 million for a maintenance building. Dave Clark, vice president for BSC, said he thinks it’s a fair budget. “ We’re really excited because we’ve been asking for the student union for about 20 years,” Clark said. BSC also is getting $731,000 in lieu of a tuition increase. Dalrymple also proposed a new voluntary mechanism for K-12 teacher pay that would add a performance component to a teacher’s salary. Schools decide whether or not they want to participate, but those who do get addi-


During Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget address to legislators on Wednesday, a graphic was displayed in the House chamber showing the budgeted money needed to shoreup the infrastructure in oil producing counties of North Dakota for the 2011-13 biennium. The $958 million cost will be generated from several sources. show the Fargo project will cost about $1.5 billion, with North Dakota covering $300 million over 10 years. Seventy-five million dollars already has been set aside. The budget commits $120 million to the Devils Lake project which includes the construction of a second outlet, an expansion of the first outlet and a new control structure near one of the coulees. There also is funding for a

Continued from 1A tle high and was disappointed the budget called for taking $60 million out of the Bank of North Dakota to cover some of the costs. “I think we need to keep that capital in the bank working for us,” he said. The budget received mainly praise from Democrats,though they did outline some areas where they would like to see changes. “It’s hard for us to say overall that this is not an excellent budget,” said House Minority Leader Jerome Kelsh, D-Fullerton. Democratic leaders said they will introduce a bill to increase funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which they say should be expanded to cover higher income levels. Senate Minority Leader Ryan Taylor, D-Towner, said he also wants to increase the pay raise given to state employees at the end of the fiscal year. He said lawmakers also are considering measures that would provide more tax relief to middle and lower income families. Assistant Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider said he will try to get funding for the University of North Dakota’s medical school. “This is a project that won’t be going away,” Schneider said, reflecting on its impact on rural health. (Reach reporter Rebecca Beitsch at 250-8255 or 2238482 or

Continued from 1A tional funding. Dalrymple set aside $7.5 million in the budget for the program. While teachers would still get their base salary, they would receive extra money if they had a higher level of educational attainment, if they accept additional responsibilities such as coaching or if progress was made in student g r ow t h t h r o u g h l ow e r dropout rates, better attendance, higher test scores, etc. Teachers who do not meet the criteria will not receive anything less than their base salary. “I think teachers should get performance pay just like in the private sector,” Nathe said. “We need to make sure we’re getting the bang for our buck from teachers.” Greg Burns, executive director of the North Dakota Education Association, said his group helped develop the plan because teacher pay should be determined from multiple measures that are actually indicative of what they do rather than base it simply on how long they’ve been teaching. (Reach reporter Rebecca Beitsch at 250-8255 or 2238482 or

Sticker shock out of the Legislature. “I think it’s time to slow down the spending a little bit,” said House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo. “We need to remember that this election, voters clearly said they wanted responsible spending.” Legislators on both sides of the aisle praised Dalrymple’s commitment to improving the infrastructure in the oil patch. Dalr ymple proposed using $371 million from the oil trust funds to go directly to roads, while $100 million would be used from the Oil and Gas Impact Grant Fund to offset other areas of impact beyond roads such as housing and water and sewer lines. “It looks pretty exciting actually,” said Rep. Gary Sukut, R-Williston. “We have a lot of needs out there, and it looks like the governor is attempting to address those needs. I don’t know that there’s ever going to be enough, but if we can make that (level of funding) happen, it will address those needs and make a dent in our problems.” Rep. Shirley Meyer, a Democrat from Dickinson,

said the fight for more resources in oil country has been a long time coming. “My frustration was trying to communicate those impacts to our eastern counterparts,” Meyer said, adding she believes her party’s call for a special session to deal with the problem finally brought the needed attention to the problem. When asked if the funding Dalrymple was recommending would be enough, Meyer said, “No, and (he’s proposed) a huge amount, but that’s what we were trying to point out. This is a pretty good catch up, but these roads have been destroyed. Now, instead of repairing, we’re rebuilding.” Meyer hopes the $100 million in oil impact grant money will be able to help with the housing problem, or at least free up some of the counties’ money for them to address housing. She also approved of the $25 million going to a municipal water supply system for the Williston area. “Water’s huge, because without that, we can’t frack these wells,” Meyer said. The governor also proposed $600,000 for a a new

Earth likely not alone interviewed by The Associated Press. Scientists who looked for life were once dismissed as working on the fringes of science. Now, Shostak said, it’s the other way around. He said that given the mounting evidence, to believe now that Earth is the only place harboring life is essentially like believing in miracles. “And astronomers tend not to believe in miracles.” Astronomers, however, do believe in proof. They don’t have proof of life yet. But, says NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, who has worked on searches for life on Mars and extreme places on

Earth, “There are real things we can point to and show that being optimistic about life elsewhere is not silly.” First, there’s the basic question of where such life might exist. Until a few years ago, astronomers thought life was only likely to be found on or around planets circling stars like our sun. So that’s where the search of life focused — on stars like ours. That left out the universe’s most common stars: red dwarfs, which are smaller than our sun and dimmer. Up to 90 percent of the stars in the universe are red dwarf stars. And astronomers

Continued from 1A assumed planets circling them would be devoid of life. But three years ago, NASA got the top experts in the field together. They crunched numbers and realized that life could exist on planets orbiting red dwarfs. The planets would have to be closer to their star and wouldn’t rotate as quickly as Earth. The scientists considered habitability and found conditions near these small stars wouldn’t be similar to Earth but would still be acceptable for life. That didn’t just open up billions of new worlds, but many, many times that.

Drizzle, snow on the way create some slick roadways. “It’s not a lot of precipitation,” he said, “but it only takes light amounts to make for slippery conditions.” Today’s highs could hit the low 30s in the Bismarck area before taking a nosedive this weekend. Kinney said the Bismarck area can expect 1-2 inches of snow Friday and noticeably colder temperatures. There will be a chance of flurries Saturday as the

high will be about 6 above with westerly winds from 10 mph to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. That sets the stage for advisories that are issued when wind chill values reach minus 25. Kinney said wind chill warnings are issued when values hit minus 40. Overnight lows Saturday will dip to 11 below with highs Sunday reaching only 2 above and 5 below for the

Continued from 1A overnight lows. Bismarck has already seen its fair share of snow this winter. As of Monday, a total of 20.1 inches has fallen. Kinney said that is 6½ inches above normal for this time of the year. The long-term average snowfall for the entire winter is 39.7 inches. (Reach reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or

Tax deal 6.2 percent out of your paycheck, up to $106,800, for Social Security. That would drop to 4.2 percent in 2011, resulting in an immediate increase in take-home pay. If you make $50,000 a year you will pay $1,000 less. If you get paid twice a month, you will have an extra $41.67 in your paycheck starting in January. Anyone who makes more than $106,800 a year will receive the maximum savings of $2,136.

Estate tax For the past 12 months, you didn’t pay any taxes if a family member died. In 2011 the estate tax was supposed to be 55 percent of the value of an estate after the first $1 million. Now it will be 35 percent of an estate’s value after the first $5 million. Except for the temporary repeal of the estate tax this year, the rate has not been less than 45 percent since 1931. Only about 3,500 estates will owe the estate tax in 2011 under the plan. That compares with roughly 7,000 under Obama’s earlier proposal of a 45 percent tax on value exceeding $3.5 million. Although that may not

Continued from 1A sound like a big difference, increased to $27,293. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new estate tax proThere’s more good news if posal will add about $25 bilyou’re a parent: The $1,000 lion to the deficit. child tax credit is being extended for two years. TaxFamilies with kids in col- payers with income of less lege can benefit from a tax than $75,000 — or $110,000 credit for tuition and fees. A for married couples filing maximum of $2,500 will jointly — qualify for the full remain in place for two years. amount. A credit reduces taxes owed, versus a deduction which Million of job seekers will reduces taxable income. Parents familiar with 529 benefit from an extension of college savings plans may their benefits at current levquestion what to prioritize. A els through the end of 2011. 529 account encourages sav- The extension applies to ings by enabling account workers laid off for more holders to make tax-free than six months, and less withdrawals for eligible col- than 99 weeks. Seven million Americans would have lost lege expenses. Parents should set aside their benefits through next $4,000 per year to maximize year without the 13-month the tax credit before con- extension. Obama’s Council tributing to a 529 plan, says of Economic Advisers estiMark Kantrowitz, a college mates the provision will crefinancial aid expert and pub- ate 600,000 jobs next year. That’s because the unemlisher of That’s because directly lowering ployed live on the edge, and their tax bill exceeds the tend to spend every dollar financial benefit of tax-free they get, rather than save. That spending flows to busidistributions. The extension is wel- nesses, putting them in betcome assistance: The aver- ter position to hire. The average weekly payage annual cost of in-state public four-year schools ment for the roughly 8.5 milrose to $7,605 this fall and lion people receiving unemprivate college expenses ployment benefits is $302.90.

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Corridor options considered Work continues on the Lincoln Road Corridor Study from Airway Avenue to 66th Street. It is intended to help ease traffic congestion for commuters, tackle flooding issues and improve pedestrian access for the next 25 years and beyond.


Cities probe burglaries By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune

County with Class C felony charges of burglary and theft of property. South Central District Judge Donald Jorgensen set bond for Jeffery on Tuesday at $3,000 cash. He has not been charged in Burleigh County. Mandan Police Sgt. Jay Gruebele said he investi-

Bismarck and Mandan police teamed up in an investigation into several recent burglar ies and arrested a Bismarck man. James Jeffery, 23, has been charged in Morton

gated a burglary on the morning of Dec. 1 at Zander Body Shop, 200 Seventh Ave. S.W. Employees there thought the burglary may have been committed by someone who had worked there, due to the manner of entry into the building. A large floor safe and a metal

cash box were stolen, Gruebele said. The Bismarck Police Department contacted him because someone had burglarized BTP Total Performance, 311 S. 12th St., during the same time frame and stole computers and prescription medications

worth $830. Another business, G4 Auto Sports, 1406 E. Broadway Ave., had reported an attempted break-in. Gruebele worked with Bismarck Police Detective Glen Ternes to collect footprints and tire prints from the businesses. Gruebele said Continued on 6B



A study update will be given to the Lincoln City Council at 7 tonight at the Lincoln City Hall. The study’s $110,000 cost is being paid with 80 percent of federal transportation dollars given to the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization, and 20 percent shared by Burleigh County and the city of Lincoln. Steve Grabill, senior transportation engineer for Ulteig Engineers, briefed the Burleigh County Commission this week about what changes people want on the corridor. He expects to hold another public meeting about improvement options in mid-February. Ulteig will continue to develop alternatives through July. Grabill found most attending earlier meetings were concerned about traffic congestion from Airway Avenue at the bridge crossing. “We’ve observed some traffic backups at 52nd Avenue, trying to get onto Lincoln Road,” Grabill said. At this time, the study does not recommend a new road to ease traffic, Grabill said. “We’re looking at the addition of turn lanes at Airway Avenue, 66th Street and certain intersections,” he said. Many opposed an option to raise the road out of the flood plain bridge west to Airway Avenue, Grabill said. “We had talked about perhaps raising the bridge over Apple Creek, elevating the west end of Lincoln Road so when it floods, they would have access using that corridor,” he said. At the public meetings, he found people were concerned about the Bismarck Airport expanding in the future and whether raising the road was practical if those plans proceed. Grabill said there are no immediate plans to grow the airport, but expansion is identified in a master plan. “They said investing in another long-term corridor for the city of Lincoln would be better,” Grabill said. “Most thought improvements to Lincoln Road were needed on the east end.” He said many at the public meetings wanted pedestrianbicycle and ATV facilities for that section of road. “We have plans to meet with individuals who want to plan an ATV trail along the railroad bed that crosses Lincoln Road,” Grabill said. Pedestrian access would be a bigger priority along existing Lincoln city boundaries between 66th and 52nd streets, he said. They are a higher priority than bike paths to comply with the federal Americans with Disability Act. Bike paths might be eligible for federal Transportation Enhancement funds in the future, Grabill said. Commissioner Doug Schonert asked about a roundabout considered for the 66th StreetLincoln intersection. Grabill said if one is placed there, its rightof-way could handle farm implements and semis coming through the corridor. Burleigh County and Lincoln city officials will decide what road improvements will be made, Grabill said. To view study updates, go to or call Steve Windish at the Bismarck Ulteig office at 355-2333. (Reach reporter LeAnn Eckroth at 250-8264 or


CHRISTMAS TEAMWORK: Kyla Shock, top, and Bailey Zetocha, both 11, help decorate the Christmaas tree at the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House on Wednesday night. Both were with the Sixth Grade God Rocks Team from Good Shepherd Church in Bismarck, who decorate the Ruth Meiers house every year for the holidays, said youth leader Julie Dolbec. They also brought such gifts as gloves, socks and bus tickets.

Law signed to address Indian claims Businessman Duane Tietz remembered

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday. The legislation “closes a long and unfortunate chapter in our history,” Obama said. “It’s finally time to make things right.” At a signing ceremony at the White House the president declared that approval of the longdelayed legislation “isn’t simply a matter of making amends, it’s about reaffirming our values on which this nation was founded: the principles of fairness and equality and opportunity.” Obama promised during his campaign to work toward resolving disputes over the government’s past discrimination against minorities. The measure he signed settles a pair of long-standing


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President Barack Obama greets guests Wednesday after signing a law to settle long-standing lawsuits by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government. class-action lawsuits. The measure also settles four long-standing disputes over Native American water rights in Arizona, New Mexico and Montana.

Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Browning, Mont., and the lead plaintiff in the Indian royalties case, called the Continued on 6B

Group wants more of a tax break By LEANN ECKROTH Bismarck Tribune The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association will ask the Lincoln City Council to raise its tax breaks for new homes as allowed by state law. The council meets at 7 p.m. today at the Lincoln City Hall. Roxy Jacobson, executive officer of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders, said Wednesday the group wants to raise the tax break for owners

o f n e w h o m e s f ro m $75,000 to $150,000 and to allow up to a $150,000 tax break for five new, unoccupied spec homes. Homebuilders’ spec homes are excluded from the tax breaks in Lincoln. “Our economy is still strong, but it’s not where it was (before) 2008,” Jacobson said. Lincoln now allows tax exemptions up to $75,000 for new homes for predetermined owners once they are occupied. The homebuilders group also has asked for

higher tax breaks from the Bismarck and Mandan city commissions. T h e Ma n d a n C i t y Commission will take another look at the request in January, now that it appears to have acceptance by both its school and park boards. Mandan now allows new homeowners — speculative or private — up to a $75,000 tax break. Bismarck officials will review the request again in June as the city prepares its 2012 budget. Bismarck now allows no

tax exemptions for new homes, either speculative or owned. The homebuilders have asked Bismarck to allow up to 10 spec homes be built by a developer or builder. Burleigh County gives a $150,000 break for new homebuyers outside Bismarck borders, up to two years for buyers who participate in the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency First Home Program. Builders are excluded from its policy. Continued on 6B

Bismarck entrepreneur and business mentor Duane “Dewey” Tietz died early Wednesday. He was 63. Tietz built his company, CrossCountry Courier, from one truck into a shipping service in five states. After turning over control of the business and selling it earlier this year, Tietz devoted his time to programs that nurture entrepreneurs at the University of Mary’s Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy and the IDEA Center, a business incubator. Tietz was diagnosed with cancer in November, according to friends. He is remembered as a driven businessman who wanted to help others. Continued on 6B

Investigation continues in Mandan Mandan police have turned over some information from an October homicide to the Morton County state’s attorney’s office. Xavier Thompson, 22, was killed and Steve Voegele, 25, was injured outside a party at 200 Fifth Ave. N.E. at 2:05 a.m. Oct. 2. Both men had gunshot wounds. Police believe the shooting was preceded by a dispute over the whereabouts of an iPod that belonged to one of the owners of Continued on 6B


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Dorgan to say farewell in Senate WASHINGTON — Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is scheduled to deliver his farewell address in the U.S. Senate at approximately 1 p.m. today. Dorgan is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term on Jan. 3, 2011. His farewell address will be one of his final appearances on the Senate floor after 30 years of service for North Dakota in Congress. The address can be viewed live by North Dakotans via cable television on C-SPAN2. The speech also will be posted on the senator’s official website,, at some point afterward. During the speech, Dorgan will review his work for North Dakota during his 18 years in the Senate and 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’ll also discuss America’s current and future challenges.

Reception planned for Judge Wefald The public is invited to a retirement reception for South Central District Judge Robert Wefald. Wefald has been a judge for 12 years and a lawyer for 40 years. He announced a year ago that he was retiring from the bench at the end of 2010. Cynthia Feland was elected to replace him in the November general election. Wefald’s last day as judge will be Dec. 31. A reception for the judge will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Trinity Community Center, located between Third and Fourth streets on Avenue A. Those who attend are asked not to bring gifts. Anyone with questions should call Betsy Johnson at 2226683, extension 123. — Jenny Michael

Human Relations applicants wanted Bismarck Mayor John Warford is seeking residents to serve a three-year term on the Bismarck Human Relations Committee. The deadline for submitting applications is next Wednesday. Anyone living in Bismarck or within its extraterritorial borders is eligible to serve. The committee’s mission is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Bismarck citizens and eliminate discriminatory barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential. People interested should send the mayor a letter listing their qualifications, background and reasons they want to serve. For more information, visit or call the Bismarck City Administration department at 355-1300. Application letters should be sent to: Mayor John Warford, city of Bismarck, P.O. Box 5503, Bismarck, N.D. 585065503.

Wet fall doesn’t mean spring flood FARGO (AP) — The Red River is flowing at record levels for this time of year between Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., but forecasters say a wet fall is a weak predictor of a spring flood. The Red in Fargo-Moorhead is reported at nearly 1½ feet above the 10-year average for this time of year. The U.S. Geological Survey says that in terms of the volume of water that’s flowing, the river in Fargo has been at record levels since September. But National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Lukes says a wet fall is only one factor in spring flooding. Others include the amount of winter snowfall and how fast it melts in the spring. The Fargo-Moorhead area has dealt with major flooding each of the past two springs.

Accused Guard soldier bails out FARGO (AP) — A North Dakota Army National Guard member from Bismarck accused of sexual assault in Cass County has bailed out of jail. Scott Dahly, 25, is accused of assaulting a female Guard member in a Fargo motel room over the weekend. Court documents say Dahly, the woman and other Guard members were in town for a Guard drill. The woman told authorities Dahly forced himself on her. A judge set Dahly’s conditions for release at $400 cash bail or $4,000 bond. It was not immediately clear if Dahly had obtained an attorney. A telephone listing for him in Bismarck could not immediately be found. The Guard says Dahly has served for eight years.

Cougar shot in eastern N.D. FARGO (AP) — State wildlife officials plan to examine a mountain lion that was shot near Robinson in Kidder County. Officials say it’s the first lion taken in Zone 2, which includes the eastern part of the state, two this year. Wildlife director Randy Kriel of the state Game and Fish Department said the lion was a sub-adult female that was emaciated and weighed 58 pounds. The season closed in Zone 1, in western North Dakota, earlier this year after 10 cougars were taken

Man allegedly shot rural home DICKINSON (AP) — Bail is set at $15,000 for an Adams County man accused of shooting up a residence near Reeder over the weekend. No one was hurt. But authorities allege Arthur Sorby fired nearly 40 rounds in the home where he and two other people were living about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. He faces several charges including terrorizing and has asked for a public defender. Sheriff Gene Molbert said the shooting began when Sorby and a female resident got in an argument. A 16-year-old boy also was in the home at the time. Molbert says the female barricaded herself in a bedroom but eventually got outside and drove to another farm, where she called for help. Officers arrested Sorby a few hours later without incident.

New restaurant open in Bismarck A new restaurant has opened in downtown Bismarck. The Toasted Frog at Fourth Street and Broadway opened Tuesday afternoon. The bar and restaurant serves mid-priced food, including sandwiches, pizza, steaks and seafood. Its operators have been renovating the location since spring. The Bismarck location is the second for the business, after its original Grand Forks location.

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More than $51K raised for wreaths By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune The Bismarck Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will place more than 3,400 wreaths on gravesites at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery on Saturday as part of Wreaths Across America. The squadron did not quite reach its goal of one wreath for every gravesite, but it raised the most money it has since the project began three years ago, said Lt. Col. Sean Johnson, the North Dakota Wing CAP chief of staff and former Bismarck squadron commander. “It was a good year. The program really took off,” he said. “For whatever reason, this year seemed to be kind of a big spike.” Wreaths Across America began in 1992, when the Worcester Wreath Co. of Maine had excess wreaths as Christmas neared. Company President Morrill Wo rc e s t e r h a d v i s i t e d Arlington National Cemetery as a child and remembered being moved by the experience. The wreaths were placed on headstones

“It was a great year. We were one of the top three in the nation.” CAP Lt. Col. Sean Johnson in an older portion of the cemetery. Now, the program partners with the Civil Air Patrol and places wreaths at veterans cemeteries in every state. The wreaths will be placed at a ceremony sponsored by the CAP to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan. It will be one of close to 500 wreath ceremonies conducted simultaneously by the Civil Air Patrol and other volunteer organizations across the country. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and help with wreath placement. Wreath sponsorships cost $15, with some of the money going back to the squadron. More than 3,400 wreaths means more than $51,000 came in from the public. Johnson said much of that came from individual donors, though he noted that Basin Electric, MDU Resources Foundation and

Fisher Sand & Gravel have been corporate sponsors ofr the program. Another corporation has remained anonymous and purchased a “sizeable” portion of the wreaths through the national Wreaths Across America office, Johnson said. He said the CAP would like to find out the name of the donor to properly say thank you. Last year, the squadron raised enough money for a p p r o x i m a t e l y 2,700 wreaths. “We’re real excited,” Johnson said. “It was a great year. We were one of the top three in the nation.” A local CAP cadet, Marcus Kelsh, was selected by Wreaths Across America as the No. 1 cadet in the nation. Johnson said Kelsh brought in enough sponsorships for an estimated 160 wreaths and has been “working very hard” in the previous two years of the program. “They flew him out to Maine to meet up with the

convoy that will be bringing the wreaths down to Arlington National Cemetery,” Johnson said. “So, that’s a real big deal for him.” Johnson said veterans of each service banch, along with a former prisoner of war, will be asked to place ceremonial wreaths at the flag. By next year, he thinks enough money will be r a i s e d t o c ov e r e v e r y gravesite at the cemetery. “I think we’re going to be able to come very close to, if not achieve, the ultimate goal next year, which is covering every gravesite,” he said. Pe o p l e p l a n n i n g o n attending the ceremony on Saturday should dress warm because frigid temperatures are forecast. Johnson asked that the parking lot near the chapel be reserved for people with handicaps. People are asked not to move wreaths after they have been placed, because many were purchased for specific gravesites. (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or

Fargo murder trial wrapping up By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press FARGO — The Oklahoma City handyman accused in the beating death of a Fargo dentist testified in his own defense Wednesday and forcefully denied telling a former client that if he were ever to kill the dentist, he would use a hammer. Michael Nakvinda is accused in North Dakota state court of beating Philip Gattuso to death with a hammer in October 2009. Authorities allege GatNakvinda tuso’s former father-in-law, Gene Kirkpatrick, paid Nakvinda to kill Gattuso. Kirkpatrick says he never approved the plan, and Nakvinda claims he was framed. Testimony in the case wrapped up Wednesday. Closing arguments are scheduled for this morning, and Judge Frank Racek told

jurors they will likely start deliberating in the afternoon. Nakvinda, who also testified briefly on Tuesday, rarely answered questions without drifting off the subject. One of his most direct answers came when he denied the alleged conversation with former client Deborah Baker. “That conversation never took place. I don’t cuss in front of my customers,” Nakvinda said. Later, under questioning f ro m p ro s e c u t o r Ry a n Yo u n g g r e n , N a k v i n d a admitted that investigators taped a phone call Nakvinda made from jail to his mother, Edith Wade. Nakvinda allegedly told Wade that Kirkpatrick’s testimony might not be as bad as he originally feared, and “all I’ve got to worry about” is Baker. Kirkpatrick told police on the day he was first interrogated that he and Nakvinda talked about how much it would take to kill Gattuso and said he agreed to pay Nakvinda $3,000 for expenses. In testimony earlier this

week, Kirkpatrick said the payment was for building projects. Nakvinda testified Wednesday that Kirkpatrick never told him he wished Gattuso was dead and never arranged a hit. Nakvinda, whose trial began last week, has pleaded not guilty to four charges, including intentional homicide. Kirkpatrick is facing a murder conspiracy charge and is scheduled to go on trial in March. Investigators have not found any DNA or fingerprint evidence linking Nakvinda to the crime scene and no witnesses can place him in Fargo on the day Gattuso was killed. Nakvinda was identified that day at a rest stop near the South Dakota-North Dakota border, where he was seen hauling a car behind a pickup. Police later determined it was a Porsche stolen from Gattuso’s town home. Nakvinda testified Wednesday he went to North Dakota to pick up a Porsche as a favor for Kirkpatrick, but was never in Fargo.

He said he spent the night before Gattuso’s death at a house in Wahpeton, about 50 miles south of Fargo. He couldn’t give a detailed description of the man living at the house. Nakvinda said he was surprised when police showed up at his mother’s home where he was living in Oklahoma City to arrest him. “I said, ‘What do you want with me? I have never been to Fargo, North Dakota,’” he said. “I was paid to transport the car and that’s all I did,” Nakvinda told jurors. “My bad thing is trusting a friend, to rely on him to do the right thing, to not involve me in such a matter.” Prosecutors allege Kirkpatrick wanted Gattuso killed because he didn’t want Gattuso raising his granddaughter, Kennedy. Valerie Gattuso, Philip’s wife and Kirkpatrick’s daughter, died in March 2009 after an extended illness. Kirkpatrick also said he was unhappy with the way Philip handled his daughter’s final days.

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Does sexually transmitted disease mean he cheated? Dear Annie: I have been married for 16 years. I was recently diagnosed with trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection. My doctor explained that if I have been faithful to my husband, then he must have cheated on me. When I confronted my husband, he denied it. I had symptoms, but some women can have trichomoniasis for decades and not know it. My husband’s business has been struggling financially, and this has taken a toll on our relationship. It is not out of the realm of possibility that he might have cheated on me. But he continues to deny it, even after I told him that although I believe he did cheat, I still am committed to our marriage. Annie, do most doctors believe their patients with this STD have cheating spouses? Is it possible I carried this infection for 21 years, since my previous marriage, and am only now showing symptoms? Can you help me make sense of


objects such as towels, clothing, bedding or bathing suits. You can get more details through the CDC ( at 888-232-6348 or ASHA (

Mystery bike trip this? — Confused and Hurting in Florida Dear Confused: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection, and symptoms typically show up four to 28 days after exposure, usually in women. Men often have no symptoms, so urge your husband to be tested. It is highly unlikely that one could acquire the infection through any means other than sex. The trich protozoa can live outside the body only for a very brief time. However, during that brief time, it is possible (though exceedingly rare) to contract trichomoniasis if the genital area comes into direct contact with infected damp or moist

Dear Annie: My husband goes on out-of-state bicycle trips with his friends, only one of whom I have ever met. These trips involve 100-mile journeys through different towns over several days. “Jon” doesn’t think he needs to give me any details of where he will be on any given night, what the sleeping arrangements are or who else is on the trip. It’s not as if he doesn’t know these things in advance. These trips are well planned. Jon says if I need to reach him, I can call his cell phone. But I feel ridiculous having to ask him what town he is in, and he rarely offers the information. This seems disrespectful and makes me feel left out and unim-

portant. Whenever I go somewhere, I make sure he knows the name of the hotel. Jon knows how I feel, and although it would be simple to fix, he refuses. Am I making a mountain out of a mountain bike? — In the Dark in Albuquerque Dear In the Dark: Jon is being extremely inconsiderate. When someone you love is worried, you should do your best to allay those fears. And you should know where he is in case of emergency. If you trust him, make your own plans while he is away so you will be less focused on his whereabouts. But we worry about a married man who won’t tell his wife where he’s sleeping, or with whom.

Not the one she dated Dear Annie: The letter from “Confused” really hit home. She said her husband never gives her a compliment and pouts when he doesn’t get his way and their sex life

doesn’t exist because he can’t bear to be touched. When couples date, they often show only their best side. Unfortunately, that lavish attention is washed away with everyday life once they marry. And some men only like the hunt. Once the catch is caught, they lose interest. I think “Confused’s” husband married her because he loved what they had while they were dating. He simply doesn’t know how to live as a married man and how to be loving and attentive to his wife. — In the Same Boat, Bailing Water Dear Boat: We agree — except for the fact that her husband hates to be touched. That puts him in an entirely different category. (Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. E-mail questions to or write to Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, Ill. 60611.)

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DEAR DR. GOTT: On an almost daily basis, I have muscle cramps in my hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes. They occur during the day and night. I take 25 milligrams of HydroDiuril and two 595-milligram doses of overthe-counter potassium gluconate. I drink several glasses of water a day plus water with my meals. Is there anything else that I can do to relieve these cramps? DEAR READER: Hy d r o D i u r i l i s s i m p l y hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), a common medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It can cause muscle and joint pain and a reduction of potassium, which can cause cramping, but you are on supplements to avoid the common side effects. HCTZ can also cause a reduction in the amount of magnesium in your body. While studies suggest that most people may be deficient already, symptoms are not common. If your low levels are further reduced by your medication, this can lead

Sun-tzu, who lived from approximately 544 B.C. to 496 B.C., said, “A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.” That applies to this deal. How would you play in six spades after West leads the club queen? N o r t h’s f o u r - c l u b response was a splinter bid. It was showing at least fourcard spade support, gameforcing values or better, and a singleton (or void) in clubs. You control-bid (cue-bid) four diamonds to express slam interest, North controlbid in return, you used Blackwood, then jumped to six spades. You seem to have two unavoidable heart losers. If only partner had had 53-4-1 distribution, things would have been simple. Is there any chance? Yes, if you can endplay an opponent. You should take the first trick with your club ace and immediately lead an “ineffective” heart to dummy’s ace. Then you draw trumps and cash the club king and


to symptoms of deficiency, which include cramping. Try adding a magnesium supplement to determine whether the cramping lessens. Speak to your doctor to determine how much you should take. If this doesn’t help, perhaps a change in medication is in order. Other possible options include calcium supplements, eating pickles or drinking the juice, consuming electrolyte or sports drinks (pickles, pickle juice and sports drinks can be high in sodium, so be sure to read labels), or rubbing marjoram oil (one part marjoram to one part castor or olive oil to prevent skin irritation) over the affected areas .

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DEAR DR. GOTT: My 41/2year-old son is developmen-

tally delayed and was diagnosed as having low muscle tone. With the help of therapy, he sat up at 1 year and walked at 21/2.. He is also in speech therapy and isn’t completely potty trained. Emotionally and mentally, he is behind his pre-K peers and will be going into special education in kindergarten. He is extremely hyperactive and has ADD, which contributes to his problems. My concern now is that he often has “oniony” breath and body odor, even when he hasn’t eaten any onions. Could this be a symptom of something that his doctors missed? Your feedback would be greatly welcomed. Thank you. DEAR READER: The simple answer is yes, it could be a symptom of an underlying condition; however, I don’t know whether it is likely. Certain medications can cause changes in the smell of body odor, breath, urine and even stool. Most often other, more definitive symptoms are

present, too. There are several forums online of parents discussing the various odors their children emit. Most seem to say the children outgrow it, or that their pediatricians say the malady is caused by early glandular development and that it is otherwise harmless. Some have determined it is caused by diet. Rarely, some were told it is the result of thyroid malfunctioning. Yo u r s o n ’s o n i o n smelling breath and body odor are probably not a sign of illness; however, to be on the safe side, take your son to his pediatrician for a complete exam and blood work. Perhaps a referral to an endocrinologist will be helpful. In the interim, try to manage the situation as best you can. (Dr. Gott is a retired physician and the author of the book “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet.” Quill Driver Books,; 800-605-7176. Readers can write to Dr. Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., fourth floor, New York, N.Y. 10016.)


three diamond winners (discarding a heart) before exiting with a heart. West has to win with his king and must concede a ruff-and-sluff. Yo u t r u m p i n t h e dummy and pitch your last heart. Note that because you needed West to misdefend, the quicker you put him on the spot, the better. If you had left hearts until after you had played the other three suits, he would have seen the endplay coming and thrown his king under dummy’s ace to defeat the contract. When you need a misdefense, go for it as quickly as possible.

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY ARIES (March 21-April 19).You don’t have to bungee jump off a bridge in order to feel that you’ve taken a thrilling chance on life. In fact, the most daring move won’t require an elastic cord or harness. All that is needed is for you to tell the truth. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are a lucky person to have around because you are prone to happy mistakes today. You may make a miscalculation, but the result will be more right than if you had figured it all out correctly. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When things go right in the domestic circle, all is well with the world. You are the biggest variable in your home environment. Furthermore, for miles around, people will be influenced by your mood. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your listening skills are excellent, as are your powers of negotiation. If you honestly disagree with a partner, it means one or both of you are about to learn something of value. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Put some spice in your future. Perhaps it’s time you startled someone into a state of joy. Organizing a surprise will be as much fun for you as for


the one being surprised. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some people talk about their dreams all the time. You prefer to be a bit more private these days. It’s the work you do (and not all the talking about it) that brings your fantasies to life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When there’s nothing in particular that you want to do, you’ll get a thrill helping someone else realize an ambition. And if you can do this anonymously, your happiness will be doubled. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll feel protective of others, especially those whose feelings are easily hurt. If you tell a white lie — and sometimes it’s hard not to — make it short and then change the subject. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You’ll improvise in hopes of achieving a desired result. This may not lead to the successful end you want;

however, your time has not been wasted as long as you learn something in the process. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). Just when you thought you knew yourself, you’ll learn something new. The fresh faces you meet (especially Pisces or Scorpio) will bring out sides of you that you didn’t know existed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is important to be joyful, but it is also important to be responsible. If you can do both at the same time, you are among the most evolved of the human species. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One reason why you do that thing you don’t want to do but know you should is that it makes you a better person. Another reason is that it gets easier and easier. Soon you’ll look forward to handling this duty. ( To write to Holiday Mathis, go to and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

And the top mustache belongs to: Brian Sheets ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a half-million people have spoken, and the n a t i o n’s t o p m u s t a c h e belongs to a firefighter from Orlando, Fla. Brian Sheets The tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute crowned Brian Sheets those with disabilities. Sheets received about on Saturday during “Stache 22 percent of the more than Bash” in St. Louis. The event raises money 500,000 online votes cast. for a baseball league for Sheets topped a number

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Defense calls no witnesses in S.D. trial By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press RAPID CITY, S.D. — The defense for the man accused of shooting an American Indian Movement activist more than three decades ago rested its case on Wednesday without calling any witnesses. John Graham is charged with shooting Annie Mae Aquash and leaving her to die on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge reservation in late 1975. The case has become synonymous with AIM’s often-violent clashes with federal agents during the 1970s. After the prosecution rested its case Tuesday afternoon, Graham’s attorney, John Murphy, was expected to begin calling witnesses. But Murphy announced Wednesday that the defense rested. He declined to comment when asked outside the courtroom why he didn’t call any witnesses. Closing arguments in Gra-

ham’s trial are scheduled for this morning, and the jury will likely begin deliberating this afternoon. Prosecution witnesses testified over five days that Graham and two other AIM activists, Arlo Looking Cloud and Theda Clark, kidnapped and killed Aquash because they believed she was a government informant. Looking Cloud, who is serving a life sentence for his role in Aquash’s death, told jurors this week that he saw Graham shoot her. Murphy then asked Judge John Delaney to dismiss the charges, arguing that prosecutors hadn’t proven enough of their case beyond Looking Cloud’s statements. “They have failed as a matter of law to corroborate Mr. Looking Cloud’s testimony,” Murphy said. “It is a situation that rises and falls on Arlo Looking Cloud.” Delaney disagreed and denied the motion. Murphy asked again for a dismissal Wednesday after resting his

case, but Delaney said he would not change his ruling. Throughout the prosecution’s case, Murphy questioned the reliability of several witnesses, particularly Looking Cloud, the only witness who said he saw Graham shoot Aquash. Murphy contended Looking Cloud had changed his story in hopes of getting a more lenient prison sentence. He pointed to Looking Cloud’s criminal record, which includes several convictions for lying to authorities, and differences between his current testimony and past statements. Aquash, a member of the Mi’kmaq tribe of Nova Scotia, was 30 when she died. Her death came about two years after she participated in AIM’s 71-day occupation of the South Dakota reservation town of Wounded Knee. AIM was founded in the late 1960s to protest the U.S. government’s treatment of A m e r i c a n In d i a n s a n d demand the government honor its treaties.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton reached out to Republicans who will lead the Legislature within hours Wednesday of his opponent conceding the close governor’s race, saying they must join together to tame a massive budget deficit. Dayton will become the first Democrat to serve as the state’s governor in 20 years, but will have to work with GOP legislative majorities who oppose his campaign pledge to tax the wealthy in order to fill an expected $6.2 billion shortfall. “If we simply disregard and defeat each other’s proposals and try to make each other look bad in the process, we will only cause unwanted gridlock and deadlock,” the former U.S. senator said at a Capitol news conference. Republican Tom Emmer had ended the drawn-out race earlier in the day, pulling the plug on a statewide recount nearing completion and ruling out a lawsuit. Emmer called Dayton to offer his congratulations just before appearing outside his home to concede, five weeks after the election. Dayton’s winning margin is officially 8,770 votes — the lead he had entering the recount. Because Emmer conceded and waived the rest of the recount, none of those results will make it into the official record. The secretary of state’s office said Dayton would have won by 9,080 had the State Canvassing Board certified a tally based on recount results. Incoming House Majority Leader Matt Dean previewed the battle ahead,

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High Low today tonight Mostly cloudy, some snow

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Wind (mph): NW, 5 to 15


AM snow Diminishing possible, much snow showers, colder, breezy. very cold.


Scattered snow Developing sunshine. likely.

A bitter cold day.

Dry and chilly.

North Dakota facts and forecasts

State forecast overview: A large low pressure system north of the region will allow for northerly flow and much colder air. Daytime highs tomorrow will only be in the upper teens and possibly lower 20's. Scattered snow showers are expected overnight into tomorrow morning with little accumulation. Much colder through the weekend.

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Yesterday’s state extremes: H

High: 18 at Dickinson Low: -5 at Hettinger


Almanac Statistics through 5 p.m. yesterday from Bismarck Municipal Airport.


Temperatures Yesterday High/low: 11 / 7 Normal high/low: 27 / 5 Record high: 51° in 2006 Record low: -21° in 1972


10-day outlook Near Normal

Regional facts and forecasts





Wind (mph): Wind (mph): NW, 10 to 20 NE, 5 to 15

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Today’s weather history 1988 - A winter storm blanketed the Southern and Central Appalachians with up to ten inches of snow. Arctic air invaded the north central U.S. bringing subzero cold to Minnesota and North Dakota. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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RANDOLPH, Minn. (AP) — Officials have given the all-clear for residents to return home after an ammonia spill forced an evacuation in Randolph and sent more than 50 students to hospitals. Authorities say an ammonia cloud about the size of a football field formed after Wednesday’s accidental

release. Cannon Falls Medical Center treated and released 25 people. Twentyone patients were treated at Northfield Hospital, with all but one released. Five were treated at Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Dakota County emergency managers say a ruptured line spilled anhydrous ammonia at the River Coun-

try Co-op north of Randolph. The caustic chemical can cause respirator y injuries. Emergency preparedness coordinator David Gisch says about 400 residents were evacuated to a nearby fire station. Students from the school complex were sent to a church outside the city.

Group wants tax break Tribune files

Bismarck businessman Dewey Tietz died Wednesday at age 63. viding start-up investments. “He believed passionately in the development of our youth and building a community that would afford them all the opportunity and adventure that a big city allowed,” IDEA Center Director Julie Kuennen wrote Wednesday. Kuennen said that the loss of Tietz’s guidance at the center was a great one, but he left the organization with a strong foundation. “He taught us how to fish,” she said. Karel Sovak, who teaches business at the University of Mary, said Tietz was motivated by the area’s economic struggles in the 1980s to help entrepreneurs to create new jobs. “He had a contagious enthusiasm,” Sovak said.

“He didn’t want people to die with a dream inside of them.” In addition to business, Tietz had an artistic side that he channeled through paintings that decorated the IDEA Center. Tietz’s family and friends announced Wednesday that they would form the Dewey Tietz IDEA Foundation to support new business ventures. Those who wish to make contributions or to learn more about it can contact the IDEA Center at 2502198. Family members said that donations could be made in lieu of flowers. (Reach reporter Christopher Bjorke at 250-8261 or

Cities probe burglaries initially would not answer the door, but the homeowner let police in. Jeffery was arrested on warrants out of Burleigh County, and the homeowner gave officers permission to search the home. They recovered the com-

Continued from 1B puters stolen at BTP Total Performance, Gruebele said. Gruebele said police are looking for another suspect. (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or

Mandan investigation Continued from 1B the home where the party was held. Sgt. Jay Gruebele said some of the reports in the case have gone to prosecutors so they can begin

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50 treated due to ammonia spill Continued from 1B

the prints from the burglaries matched.Officers also watched surveillance video from G4, which led them to Jeffery, a former employee at Zander Body Shop. Gruebele said he tracked Jeffery down at a mobile home in Mandan. Jeffery

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Tietz remembered “One word to describe Dewey was passion in everything he did,” said Don Clement, a friend and business associate through his accounting firm, Brady, Martz & Associates. “He was a man made up of the core values of honesty, integrity and mutual respect.” CrossCountry Courier, founded in 1980, employed 300 people and owned 200 trucks when Tietz sold it to its chief executive, Janeanne Bischke, in May. He retired from its daily operations in 2004 to concentrate on his business mentoring work. “He really reached a point in his life where he wanted to start giving back,” Bischke said. “He was an entrepreneur at heart and wanted to help other people with dreams and visions to follow them.” Dick Hedahl of Hedahl Auto Plus remembered Tietz as a savvy businessman and a steady source of new ideas. “He was one of the most innovative entrepreneurs I’ve ever met,” he said. “He was always coming up with new ideas and new ways of doing things.” Tietz spent recent years working with younger entrepreneurs with the University of Mary and the IDEA Center, which he co-founded and served as an adviser. He also helped foster new business ideas by pro-

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reviewing what he called “piles” of paperwork compiled so far. However, the investigation is not over. Gruebele said Mandan police have continued

interviewing people in connection with the investigation and are waiting on lab results and reports from the state crime laboratory. — Jenny Michael

Morton County’s policy does not allow a tax break for homes outside Mandan borders. County Commissioner Andy Zachmeier said the county has not been approached by the homebuilders group but it plans to discuss how tax break increases for Mandan would impact the entire county revenue. The home builders group said that building spec homes keeps workers

employed during the standard off-season and eventually adds to the tax rolls. “If we don’t build any houses, they aren’t going to get more tax revenue. If we build the homes, they will be on the tax rolls forever,” Jacobson said. Builders put a lot of risk and expense into speculative homes, she said. “There are a lot of other issues the industry is facing such as appraisals, money

Bontinued from 1B not being lent on spec homes and new environmental codes.” In making requests to local government boards, the home builders group is providing a list of other cities around the state that allow tax breaks for homeowners and speculative homes of $150,000 or more. (Reach reporter LeAnn Eckroth at 250-8264 or

Law signed Continued from 1B signing ceremony “breathtaking,” adding that she did not expect it to happen in her lifetime. Cobell filed the suit nearly 15 years ago and led efforts to reach the $3.4 billion settlement a year ago and then push it through the House and Senate. At least 300,000 Native Americans say they were swindled out of royalties overseen by the Interior Department since 1887 for oil, gas, grazing and timber rights. The plaintiffs will share the settlement. Cobell said she was driving her car in Montana when she learned the Senate had approved the measure last month. “I pulled over and I cried,” she said. Even with Obama’s signature, the settlement must still go through a gauntlet of court hearings, a media campaign to notify beneficiaries, waiting periods for comments and appeals. The first check is not expected to reach tribal plaintiffs until August. Even so, Cobell said the day was historic.

“This day means a lot to the elders, because it basically means they receive justice,” she said. “The money is secondary. They got justice. The United States government gave them justice.” Sen. Blanche Lincoln, DArk., used similar language to describe the black farmers case, which marks the second round of funding from a class-action lawsuit originally settled in 1999. The case, which involves allegations of widespread discrimination by local Agriculture Department offices in awarding loans and other aid, is named after Timothy Pigford, a black farmer from North Carolina who was an original plaintiff. The new settlement, totaling nearly $1.2 billion, is intended for people who were denied payments in the earlier settlement because they missed deadlines for filing. Individual amounts depend on how many claims are successfully filed. “The time is long overdue to fund the discrimination

settlement for farmers who have experienced decades of injustice,” Lincoln said. The settlement will not erase the anxiety and frustrations many black farmers experienced, Lincoln added, but “it will help compensate their financial losses and begin laying the foundation in restoring their faith in the United States government.” Some Republicans have warned that black farmers might make up stories of discrimination that are hard to prove. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, likened the program to “modern-day reparations” for African-Americans and argued that the claims process is rife with fraud. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Eric Holder said the bill includes new safeguards to prevent fraud, including an extended court approval process and government audits. Holder called fraud concerns “legitimate,” but he said the settlement rights a historical wrong.




Initiative may help sage grouse recovery


Putting winter fun on ice

Sage grouse got a little help from the federal government last week to the tune of $30 million. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced the funding will be spread across western states to help farmers and ranchers preserve and enhance sage grouse habitat.


North Dakota’s share of the funding is $500,000. Sign-ups to participate are continuous and so far an application cut-off date for this fiscal year has not been determined. North Dakota is one of 11 states where sage grouse are found in the U.S. — California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are the others. Producers in these states can apply for financial assistance to improve sage grouse habitat or to reduce threats to the birds, such as habitat fragmentation. This past hunting season was the third in a row in which North Dakota did not have an open season on sage grouse because of low population. The sage grouse is the largest of the three grouse species native to North Dakota, although the numbers were never very strong. The southwestern corner of the state is on the fringe of its range and had huntable numbers at one time, but estimates are the historical population is down about 80 percent. As the name would indicate, sage grouse need sage brush to do well. A lot of the traditional habitat has been converted into other uses. In recent years, biologists theorize the West Nile virus has had an impact on adult birds. This year, biologists recorded the lowest spring count of male sage grouse on dancing grounds since the survey began in the 1950s. A record low 66 males were counted on 15 active leks while last year, 69 males were counted on 17 active leks in the southwest. A couple of consecutive wet springs in that part of the state likely didn’t help the birds, either. The number of males counted on leks each spring has gradually declined since 2000, when the tally was 283 birds. In 2008, spring counts dropped dramatiContinued on 2C

TOP: For some, electronics like flashers and underwater cameras are a big part of ice anglers’ gear. RIGHT: A Swedish Pimple tied above a treble hook is one way to attract walleyes while jigging. FAR RIGHT: Keith Knott of Hazen pulls a 15-inch walleye out at Lake Audubon. (BRIAN GEHRING/ Tribune)

ByBRIAN GEHRING Bismarck Tribune When talking about early ice walleye fishing, the term “early ice” is a relative one. This winter, ice conditions went from non-existent to 9-10 inches in short order. For some, early ice means at least 4 inches of ice. For others, like Keith Knott and Brian Fink of Hazen, early ice means 1¾-2 inches of ice. And early ice for the duo for many years has meant being out on the ice by Thanksgiving weekend. The two have been ice fishing together, if you can call it that, for about a decade. Not that they don’t fish other lakes, but as far as early ice goes, Audubon freezes over quicker than most and offers the opportunity to catch a lot of walleyes. While they do fish together later in the season, both pull their own ice houses out. And while they are fishing at the same time, they fish different areas of the lake. Both have slightly different philosophies and techniques when it comes to catching walleyes. Having fished their spots many times over the years, they know areas like Nelson Bay very well. But it is the subtle nuances in those spots that can mean the difference between more walleyes — and bigger walleyes. Knott says he doesn’t rely all that much on electronics, although he admits he does mark the good locations on his GPS unit. And, he has his flasher unit down a hole, the

“I watch the camera all day. You wouldn’t believe how many fish will swim by and not give you a look.” Fisherman Brian Fink, on waiting out the walleye during ice fishing season one he usually jigs from. “I do rely on contour maps a lot,” Knott said. “And with GPS, it does let you hone in on those areas.” For Fink, however, an underwater camera has helped him learn a lot about walleye behavior. He uses it to study how the fish respond to his presentation. “I watch the camera all day,” Fink said. “You wouldn’t believe how many fish will swim by and not give you a look.” When the walleyes get finicky, Fink said it’s time to find them with jigging. “A lot of times I’ll catch fish I otherwise wouldn’t feel hit,” he said. He uses a lure like a Castmaster with a smaller jig tied on 6-8 inches below that’s tipped with a minnow head or something small. Fink said during those early ice times, he looks to the shallow bays because the walleyes will be in there feeding on the frogs, salamanders and other creatures that have not buried themselves into the mud to overwinter. From there, Knott and Fink said fishing through the ice is not that much different than open water fishing in that you look for the same things — structure like points,

holes, rocks and weed lines and sharp drop-offs. “I like drastic drop-offs ... it’s a lot like fishing during the summer. You look for the same kinds of things,” Knott said. He said some of the same weather principles apply to ice fishing as apply to open-water fishing. Knott said he favors full moon periods, a day on either side, and days before major weather systems are moving in the area. As with summer fish, a steady or dropping barometer is best for the bite, and cold fronts will shut down the bite. This past weekend was a good example of that, Fink said. Friday brought a dozen small walleyes in each shack with a couple in the 14-15 inch range and a 19-incher Saturday as a cold front moved in and slowed things down. Fink will give any particular spot about one good trip to see if it produces fish, then move. One of the things Fink does is keep things simple. On his tip-ups, he uses standard glow treble hooks and with the jigs, three basic colors: white, chartreuse and pink. During the slow times throughout the day is the time to do some

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exploring on the ice, Fink said. He takes his hand-held depth finder and water bottle to check out other possible spots. “A lot of what we do we’ve learned over the years,” he said. The past two winters not withstanding, Fink says he tries to get out 30-45 times a year But before the ice is thick enough to support a house (9½ inches last weekend) there is a lot of walking and fishing on the open ice. Knott said depending on snow cover, keeping noise down to minimum is key. The same goes for movement. Snow cover will muffle sound as well as cover shadows anglers cast through the ice. Knott said it’s been a good partnership and while there is friendly competition between them, he and Fink have learned a lot about ice fishing together. There are some truisms in fishing, like the bite is better during the 45-minute period around sundown and around dawn. But if the fish are there, you can catch them. “What I’ve learned is you have to go out and do the homework,” Fink said. That, and keep things simple, he added. “I’ve learned that walleyes are going to bite more out of instinct than a matter of being hungry,” he said. (Reach reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or


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W H AT ’ S G O I N G O N Thursday, Dec. 9 ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC: ■ Gallery 522 Holiday Open House, 4-7 p.m., 200 W. Main. ■ McMahon Brothers, 4-10 p.m., the Bistro. ■ Live solo acoustic music by Brian Gray, 5:30-7 p.m., Bruno’s Pizza, 910 E. Front Ave. ■ Sushi Night with music by Shaun Oban, 7 p.m., Bistro. ■ “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Dakota Stage Ltd., 412 E. Main Ave. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 students, seniors and military personnel. ■ Ben Suchy Band, 8:30 p.m., Captain Freddy’s, Mandan. Free admission. ■ Karaoke with DJ Paul Berge, 8:30 p.m.-close, West Side Bar and Grill, Mandan. FAITH: ■ Need prayer? Private prayer support, Rainbow Shop prayer room, 551 S. Seventh St. Appt: Betty, 223-2422. ■ The Banquet, a feeding ministry to serve people with needs of Bismarck and Mandan, 5:30-7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Third Street and Avenue B. Free meal served. GOVERNMENT: ■ ESPB, 9:30 a.m., Hudson Room, Radison Hotel, 605 E. Broadway Ave. ■ Oil and Gas Research Council, 11 a.m., Department of Mineral Resources, 1016 E. Calgary Ave. ORGANIZATIONS: ■ Alcoholics Anonymous: General Service Office,; and Area 52 North Dakota, ■ Meadowlarks Toastmasters, 6:30 a.m., Church of Corpus Christi. Info: Joe Mathern, 223-1786. ■ TOPS 160, 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church basement, Mandan. ■ TOPS, 9:30 a.m., First Lutheran Church, Mandan. ■ TOPS No. 319, 10 a.m., McCabe United Methodist Church. ■ Moms in Touch International, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Charity Lutheran Church, 120 Aspen Ave. ■ Capital City AA, noon and 8 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. ■ Capital City Lions Club luncheon meeting, noon, Municipal Country Club. ■ Club Fed Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, Third Street and Rosser Avenue, Room 164/166. ■ Keep it Simple AA, noon, Serenity Place. ■ New Hope AA, noon, New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. ■ We in Black, 12:30-1 p.m., Boulevard Avenue and Sixth Street. ■ Moms in Touch prayer group, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Shiloh Christian School. ■ Parkinson’s support group, 3 p.m., St. Alexius Medical Center, meeting room east end of cafeteria. Info: 223-9216. ■ Breast cancer support group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bismarck Cancer Center, 500 N. Eighth St. Info: Pre-register, 222-6100. ■ TOPS N.D. 123, 5:30 p.m., McCabe United Methodist Church. ■ Grief support group, 6:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church South Campus library. Open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. ��� Bismarck-Mandan Historical and Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., Bismarck Public Library Room 1B lower level. ■ Domestic violence support group, 7 p.m., Abused Adult Resource Center, free, and free child care is available. Info: 222-8370. ■ GamAnon support group, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington Street and Divide Avenue. ■ New Leipzig AA group, 7 p.m. MST, New Leipzig City Hall (back room). ■ Pregnancy and infant loss support group, 7-9 p.m., Spirit of Life Church. Info: Jenn Grabar, 471-5732 or Alison Krum, 663-1660. ■ Thursday Music Club, 7 p.m., home of June Skuza. ■ Bismarck-Mandan Handknitter’s Guild, 7 p.m., Morton Mandan Public Library. Info: Katie, 663-2720. ■ Echo AA, 7:30 p.m., New Bethel Congregational Church, Hazen. ■ City Center AA, 8 p.m., Serenity Place. ■ Eastenders NA (OP, WC), 8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 503 N. 24th St. ■ Fort Yates AA Group, 8 p.m., Fort Yates Episcopal Church. ■ Missouri Valley Stock Car Association, 8 p.m., Moose Lodge. ■ North City Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. ■ Thursday Night AA, 8 p.m., Church of the Cross. ■ Thursday Night Big Book AA, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, Mandan. PUBLIC EVENTS: ■ Baby and Me, 9:30 a.m., Bismarck Public Library. Story Time for infants-24 months. ■ Preschool Adventures, 10:15 a.m., Bismarck Public Library. Story Time for 3-6 years of age. ■ Christmas in the Park, 6-10 p.m., Sertoma Park. Cost: $5 car. ■ Texas Hold’em, 7:30 p.m., VFW Club, 14th Street and Broadway Avenue. Free. SCHOOLS: ■ Solheim second-grade music program, 6 p.m., Solheim Elementary. ■ Moses second-grade musical, 7 p.m., Moses Elementary. ■ Saxvik third- and fourth-grade music program, 7 p.m., Saxvik Elementary. ■ CHS and Horizon Holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., CHS Auditorium. ■ Simle eighth-grade concert, 7:30 p.m., Simle Auditorium. SERVICES: ■ Blood drive, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., United Blood Services. Info: 258-4512. ■ Custer Health foot care, 12:30-2 p.m. MST, New Leipzig Senior Citizens Center. Appt: 622-3591. ■ Morton County Bookmobile: downtown St. Anthony, 1:45-2:30 p.m.; Little Heart School, 2:35-3:20 p.m.; Harmon Village, 4:30-6 p.m.; and Entzel Acres (corner of Palomino and Missouri), 6:15-6:45 p.m. ■ First Aid, 6-9 p.m., American Red Cross. Cost: $38.50. ■ Doc Talk on diabetes with Dr. Niral Patel and Medcenter One MedEquip One’s Mike Love and Nathan McKenzie, 7 p.m., Outpatient Services, 414 N. Seventh St. Info: Kim Singer, 323-6312.

Friday, Dec. 10 ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC: ■ Registration being held for new music class for second grade students which will be held Jan. 4-April 26. Info: Central Dakota Children’s Choir, 258-6516 or ■ 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play, 7-9 p.m., Wachter Middle School, 1107 S. Seventh St. Tickets: $5/adults, $3/students ■ Emter Family Christmas show, 7 p.m., Emter Family Music Theater, 3279 County Road 139A, Mandan. Tickets: $10 plus tax. ■ “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Dakota Stage Ltd., 412 E. Main Ave. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 students, seniors and military personnel.



Jan. 1

■ High Plains Unit duck, ■ Deer bow season closmerganser and coot sea- es. sons open.

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■ Deer muzzleloader season closes. ■ Elk regular season (unit E1) closes. ■ Moose season units M5, M6 closes.

Dec. 23

■ Ruffed grouse, sharptailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, pheasant, tree squirrel seasons close. ■ Hi g h Pl a i n s Un i t duck, merganser, and coot and tundra swan seasons close.

■ C a n a d a g o o s e Jan. 9 ■ Fall turkey season (statewide — except Miscloses. souri River Zone) closes.

Dec. 31

■ Light geese, Canada goose Missouri River Zone closes. ■ Elk regular season (unit E2) closes. ■ Elk regular season (unit E5) closes.

Jan. 21

■ Antlerless, any elk seasons (units E3, E4) closes. (To submit a calendar item, contact reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or


Ice conditions are now getting to the point where anglers are starting to venture out in numbers, even driving on some bays. On Cattail and Beaver bays down south, anglers were catching walleyes and pike, and while there were reports of some vehicles driving on the ice, extreme caution should be used as the river continues to drop through the end of the year. There have been some ice anglers walking out on Sweet Briar and the report is most are throwbacks: small pike and walleyes. There also are reports of a good walleye bite on Lake Darling and a decent bite on Lake Tschida. There also has been some fishing going on at New Johns, but not much to report in the way of catches. On Lake Audubon, there was 9-9.5 inches of ice in places on Nelson Bay and a n g l e r s w e re c a t c h i n g walleyes — with some running 14-15 inches or better. If you are still into open water fishing, walleyes are coming off the wing walls at Garrison Dam. A few boaters are fishing the river below the dam, weather permitting, and the walleye bite has picked up since the water level has dropped. It’s the river, so stick with the basics; jigs and minnows at the coal veins down to the stumps. Keep in mind that while it is December, no ice is 100 percent safe, so check with bait and tackles shops, game wardens or other sources regarding ice conditions. — Brian Gehring

✓ Game violations: 800-472-2121 ✓ Migratory game bird bands: 800-327-BAND (2263) ✓ Whooping crane sighting: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 387-4397. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Crosby Wetlands Management District, 701965-6488. North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Mike Szymanski at 328-6360.


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OUTDOORS DIGEST Late-season hunting ends soon Late-season hunters still have time to get out in the field and enjoy North Dakota’s deer, waterfowl, upland game, turkey, small game and furbearer opportunities. The season for Canada geese closes Dec. 23, except for the Missouri River zone, which closes Dec. 31. High Plains duck hunting continues through Jan. 2. Archery deer, sharptailed and ruffed grouse, partridge, pheasant and tree squirrel hunting seasons continue through Jan. 2. The fall wild turkey season closes Jan. 9. Bobcat, mink and weasel hunting and trapping, and muskrat trapping are open through March 13, 2011. The muskrat hunting season closes May 8, 2011. The mountain lion season in Zone 2 is open through March 31, 2011. Fox, coyote, raccoon, badger and beaver hunting and trapping are open yearround.

Ice anglers are reminded The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has already received reports of ice fishing activity in several locations across the state. With many more waiting for ice conditions to improve, anglers are reminded to refer to the 2010-12 North Dakota Fishing Guide, or Game and Fish website (, for the new two-year winter fishing regulations. In addition, anglers can access the department website for an extensive list of fishing questions and answers.

Winter fun Continued from 1C cally throughout North Dakota’s sage grouse range, falling from 159 to 77. There is no evidence hunting has put a dent in the sage grouse population. NRCS started the sage grouse initiative, making $18.5 million available this year. One of the conservation efforts so far has been removing wire fences near the leks where the courtship dances take place. Biologists estimate this step may have prevented as many as 1,000 collisions with the fences, which is roughly equal to the all male sage grouse counted in California, North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington and Alberta and Saskatchewan. Additional grass cover during nesting season under the initiative is expected to increase the population between 8 percent and 10 percent, biologists believe. (Reach reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or

Some winter fishing regulations: A maximum of four poles is legal for ice fishing. However, when fishing a water body where both open water and ice occur at the same time, an angler is allowed a maximum of four poles, of which no more than two poles can be used in open water. Tip-ups are legal, and each tip-up is considered a single pole. There is no restriction on the size of the hole in the ice while fishing. When a hole larger than 10 inches in diameter is left in the ice, the area in the immediate vicinity must be marked with a natural object such as a tree branch or tumbleweed, or a brightly painted or colored wooden lath. Markers must be visible from a minimum of 150 feet. It is only legal to release fish back into the water immediately after they are caught. Once a fish is held

in a bucket or on a stringer, it can no longer be legally released in any water. In addition, it is illegal to catch fish and transport them to another water body. It is illegal to leave fish, including bait, behind on the ice. Depositing or leaving any litter or other waste material on the ice or shore is illegal. Any dressed fish to be transported, if frozen, must be packaged individually. Anglers are not allowed to freeze fillets together in one large block. Two fillets count as one fish. The daily limit is a limit of fish taken from midnight to midnight, and no person may possess more than one day’s limit of fish while actively engaged in fishing. The possession limit is the maximum number of fish that an angler may have during a fishing trip of more than one day.

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Outdoors ■ Bismarck Tribune

Thursday, December 9, 2010 ■ Page 3C

OUTDOORS DIGEST Fish house regulations listed

Solunar tables

Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made out of materials that will allow it to float. A common question this time of the year is if campers qualify as legal fish houses. If it’s left unattended, it must be able to float and if it’s not able to float, it must be removed when the angler leaves the ice. Other fish house regulations include: Fish houses are not required to be licensed. Fish houses can be constructed of any size. Occupied structures do not require identification. However, any unoccupied fish house must have the owner’s name, and either address or telephone number, displayed on its outside in readily distinguishable characters at least 3 inches high. Fish houses may not be placed closer than 50 feet in any direction to another house without consent of the occupant of the other fish house. Fish houses must be removed from all waters by midnight March 15 of each year. They can be used after March 15 if they are removed daily. Anglers should refer to the 2010-12 North Dakota Fishing Guide for winter fishing regulations.

Reservoir levels continue to drop Lake Oahe and Lake Sakakawea ended November at 3 feet lower than the end of October as the Corps of Engineers continued to flush water out of the Missouri River system to make storage available for this spring. The corps says it will flush an additional million acre feet of water downstream by the end of the year. Runoff during the month of November ranged from 76 percent of normal on the reach between Fort Peck and Garrison to 363 percent of normal on the reach between Gavins Point to Sioux City, Iowa. The forecast for the year

Peak times when fish and game are most active. 9:15 a.m. 9:37 p.m. Dec. 10 3:04 a.m. 3:26 p.m. 8:15 a.m. sunrise 4:52 p.m. sunset


10:03 a.m. 10:24 p.m. 3:52 a.m. 4:13 p.m.

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10:47 a.m. 11:07 p.m. Dec.12 4:37 a.m. 4:57 p.m. 4:52 p.m. sunset 8:17 a.m. sunrise 11:28 a.m. 11:48 p.m. 5:18 a.m. 5:38 p.m. 8:17 a.m. sunrise 4:52 p.m. sunset


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1:04 a.m. 1:27 p.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:38 p.m. 8:19 a.m. sunrise 4:53 p.m. sunset


Major periods last one to two hours. Minor periods last one hour or less. Add one minute to times for each 12 miles west of Bismarck, subtract one minute for each 12 miles east.

is to run 154 percent of normal. Oahe releases in November averaged 37,800 cfs and will average 24,100 cfs in December. The reservoir ended November at elevation 1,606.5 feet, down 3 feet from October and 1.6 feet lower than it was last year at this time. Garrison reservoir ended November at elevation 1,842.4 feet, down 3 feet from October. Releases averaged 27,400 cfs during the month, compared to the long-term average of 19,600 cfs. Releases were gradually reduced from 31,000 cfs to 19,000 cfs near the end of the month to prepare for possible river freeze-in. Once an ice cover is established, releases will be gradually increased to 25,000 cfs. December releases are expected to average 19,500 cfs. The reservoir is expected to drop 1.5 feet this month, ending at 1,840.9, nearly a foot higher than last year. Fo r t Pe c k re s e r v o i r remained nearly level in November, ending at elevation 2,235.5 feet msl and is 14.6 feet higher than last year at this time because the reservoir had not recovered from the drought.

ing comments on the proposed Dakota Grasslands Conservation Area in the Dakotas and Montana at three scheduled meetings in December. The USFWS is proposing to conserve wetland and grassland habitats within the area known as the Prairie Pothole Region by use of conservation easements. According to the agency, the easements will be used to create the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area (Dakota Grassland), part of a conservation effort to conserve populations of migratory birds by protecting the unique, highly diverse, and endangered ecosystem known as the Prairie Pothole Region. Public meetings are schedule for Tuesday at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Minot, Wednesday at the Gladstone Inn and Suites in Dickinson and Dec. 16 at the Cross Roads Hotel in Huron, S.D. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. local time. Public comments will be accepted until Dec. 31 and another round of public meetings will be scheduled next winter. For more information, v i s i t w w w. f w s . g o v / audubon/DakotaGrassland.html.

BLM appoints six to advisory council

The Bureau of Land Management has announced six appointments or reappointmentsto i t s Re s o u rc e Ad v i s o r y Council. The RAC is a citizenbased group that advises the BLM on public land use issues. Newly-appointed members and their committees are: Michael B. Watson, Belle Fourche, S.D. (energy and mineral development); Donald A. Nelson, Keene, (environmental organizations); and Martin J. Marchello, Bismarck, (dispersed recreation). Chance R. Davis, Belle Fourche, (federal grazing), Janet L. DeCory, Spearfish, S.D. (public-at-large) and Tobias L. Stroh, Dickinson, T h e U . S . F i s h a n d (public-at-large) were all Wildlife Service is accept- reappointed to the RAC.

Meetings slated on grasslands

Missouri River Task force to meet The Missouri River Task Force will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in Bismarck at the Doublewood Inn. One of the goals of the group is to promote conservation practices, control and remove sediment, protect recreation from sediment and protect American Indian and nonAmerican Indian historical and cultural sites from erosion along the Missouri River. Members of the task force include 16 members of the Missouri River Trust plus four federal representatives, one of which includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The trust is composed of a representative from each of the four Indian tribes in North Dakota, and 12 individuals selected by the governor. — Brian Gehring

Long Lake bird count is Dec. 17 L o n g L a k e Na t i o n a l Wildlife Refuge will hold its C h r i s t m a s Bi rd Co u n t Dec. 17. It will be one of nearly 1,700 counts nationwide that are administered by the National Audubon Society. Observers tally all birds observed within a 15-mile diameter count area. The count furnishes information on early-winter distribution patterns of various birds. It also provides longterm trends for localized areas of resident birds like pheasants and partridge. The count is a good way for beginning bird watchers to become involved in wildlife viewing and also help out with an important survey. There is no charge to participate in the count, but participants are asked to preregister. Participants are asked to meet at the refuge headquarters at 8 a.m. Call 3874397 extension 12 to register or for information. L o n g L a k e Na t i o n a l Wildlife Refuge is located near Moffit.

Wyo. Game and Fish: Elk traveled at least 184 miles CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has learned a thing or two about elk migration from an elk that was killed by a hunter west of Cody. In 2005, biologists trapped and tagged the bull elk on Fossil Butte

National Monument in Lincoln County. On Nov. 29, a hunter killed the now-mature bull elk on the Elk Fork of the North Fork of the Shoshone River. As the crow flies, that’s 184 miles from tag site to kill site.

Steve DeCecco, Green River wildlife supervisor, says it’s not uncommon for young bull elk to travel long distances. He says a few years ago, a young elk tagged in southern Wyoming turned up couple hundred miles away near Interstate 70 in Colorado.

Local clubs key to getting things done in the outdoors The future of North Dakota’s outdoor and hunting heritage depends largely on habitat, access and other important variables such as weather and wildlife disease. It’s not easy — maybe impossible — to predict the landscape of hunting in North Dakota a few decades from now. It took years for the Conservation Reserve Program to help build up both game and nongame wildlife populations; everything from native sparrows to imported pheasants. But should the program ever be eliminated, years of progress will disappear faster than the last pheasant breast on the plate. So this holiday season, when your brother-in-law brings up something he considers wrong in the realm of the outdoors, I challenge you, and him as well, to do something about it. One of the best things anyone who has an interest in hunting or fishing in North Dakota can do is join a local wildlife, rod or gun club. These organizations are a great place to interact with like-minded individuals who often work together to complete local projects to benefit local people, and also provide views that influences decisions at the state level. The key point is that North Dakota has a lot of men and women, young and old, who love the outdoors and contribute to maintaining and enhancing it. Getting involved is as simple as volunteering to help add a fishing pier at the local lake, starting up a youth hunting, fishing or shooting event, planting trees or helping with spring cleaning a boat ramp or recreation area. In some areas of the state, as population and demographics have shifted, the local wildlife club has outlasted other traditional service clubs. This a testament to the passion of hunters and anglers and their belief that our outdoors heritage adds


value to our communities. I understand that club membership is not for everyone. We all have different interests and abilities and not every hunter or angler will join the local club, but I also know how important these organizations are. I am occasionally asked if I know of anyone who could help get an interested young boy or girl into hunting after they completed the hunter education course. If they don’t have a family member, neighbor or friend available, I’ll seek out the closest club to find out if there is a potential match, someone who has the time and interest to help out a youngster. North Dakota has more than 100 wildlife-related clubs or groups. Some are independent, others are affiliates of larger state or national conservation organizations. They all have service in mind. Many clubs sponsor scholarships to an outdoor skills camp, hold special mentor hunts during the youth waterfowl and pheasant seasons in North Dakota along with improving fishing access in their local areas. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’ve read this and are nodding your head in agreement, don’t let it end with an idea that sounds interesting. Take the next step and make contact. If you don’t know where to turn, feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I’d be more than happy to help you find a place to plug in. (Doug Leier, a former game warden, is a North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologist. His blog is on Leier may be reached by e-mail at

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the fog By CATHY CLAYTON Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club North Dakota has once again been transformed into the season we are most famous for, thanks to arctic air dropping down from the far North. But frigid temperatures and nasty wind chills aren’t the only things that come south this time of year; we also get Canadian imports that are more welcomed — snowy owls. Nothing excites birders and non-birders alike quite as much as seeing an owl. They are big (generally) uncommon and just plain cool. It’s no wonder that Harry Potter had one, a beautiful snowy owl named Hedwig. We usually do not see totally white snowy owls in the United States. These are the adult males and they lay claim to the best hunting grounds in the northern latitudes of Canada. It is mostly the younger birds and females that trav-

el further south in search of food. Snowy owl numbers are closely tied with the lemming population. When the lemmings are doing well, so are the owls. When the lemmings crash, the birds move south in a wave of migration that ornithologists call an irruption. Even though I had tried to find one of these top-ofthe-food-chain hunters in previous winters, I had so far failed to find a snowy owl in North Dakota. I guess there is so much habitat (they like wide open spaces) and so much white here in winter that they blend in very well. So when I heard about a couple of snowies late last winter being seen near Fessenden, I just had to give it a try. That’s the funny thing about birds; they will often stay in the same place for days or even weeks, giving birders a chance to see them. I questioned my intelligence quotient at going, however, because the day I had chosen for my road trip started as a murky, misty, gray ordeal. One of those true pea soupers had settled in like a cloak of fine spun cotton,

covering everything in a heavy blanket of fog. But like any birder worth their weight in warblers, I am an optimist and I just assumed the fog would burn off by the afternoon. My friend Carmen decided to go with me at the last minute and I was grateful for her company. The fog made driving a study in caution and patience, and having a friend along was wonderful to help pass the hours. Visibility was near zilch, making birding while driving virtually impossible. The only birds we saw were hundreds of horned larks — simply because they were feeding on seeds on the sides of the road. They would fly up and swirl around us like autumn leaves as we drove past. I had called the guy who reported the owls to find out the exact location of our quest and he told me he had spotted one just that morning on a stretch of dirt road near the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I pulled onto that road (which looked exactly like all the other dirt roads in the county) with great excitement and began scanning

the telephone poles, the most likely place to see an owl. Of course, on this day we were lucky to see any poles ahead of us, so our chances of finding the bird were pretty limited. The fog had not crept in on tiny cat’s paws, it had blundered in on stout elephant’s feet and sat heavily about us. We got to the end of “the dirt road” only to find no owls. Plan B was another road on the other side of the church where the owl also had been seen. Someone had plowed a road through a field and for some reason I thought it worth stopping and scanning with my binoculars. And there it was — eureka! Perched on top of a far away snowbank was a gorgeous snowy owl. Although it was less than a stellar view, I would have to be happy with it. The owl flew off into the fog and we decided to give chase in hopes of a better view. After going about a mile, I figured it was a lost cause and I stopped to turn around. As I was backing up, Carmen yelled, “There it is!” I had totally missed a big

white bird sitting at the top of a pine tree not 75 feet from my car. I have to say, the seasoned birder in me was quite chagrined. We had a great time watching it watch us and we were able to take a few pictures by sticking my little camera out my car window. It didn’t seem to care if we were there or not, but I didn’t want to press my luck and get out of the vehicle to get a closer picture. Frankly, it wouldn’t have made much difference in the pictures how close I got as photos taken in fog look like, well, foggy photos. After the excitement of getting fantastic looks at this mysterious white northern visitor, we drove down the road and found a great horned owl I had heard calling while we were watching the snowy. That made it a two-owl day, something I think is pretty special. And being able to share it with my friend Carmen, well that was what made it the most special of all. (Cathy Clayton is a Minnesota native with experience birding with state and federal agencies.)

Western governors focus on endangered species By CRISTINA SILVA Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The Endangered Species Act is a “nonsensical” policy that hurts businesses, property owners and farmers to protect animals and plants that may not be at risk, a panel of Democratic and Republican governors from throughout the West said Wednesday. The governors complained of having their hands tied by federal policy as animal populations described as thriving but listed as endangered ravage private ranches, state parks and golf courses.

“The frustration level is reaching the breaking point in many levels because of this act,” said Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “It’s nonsensical.” On the panel, the Republican governor griped about protecting Utah prairie dogs digging into golf courses. “They have become so domesticated, they are just a pain,” he said. The discussion about overhauling the Endangered Species Act came on the second day of a twoday conference of the Western Governors Association. State executives from 19 states, plus the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and

the Northern Mariana Islands, were invited to attend. Federal environmental officials acknowledged the law’s challenges and slow-paced evolution, but largely aimed to rebut complaints and praise a conservation policy that seeks to protect nearly 2,000 species of birds, insects, fish, mammals, flowers and trees. “Does the act always work perfectly? No,” said Eileen Sobeck, the deputy assistant secretary of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. “Do the successes under the act outnumber the problems? I think they do.” Hunters and ranches, a powerful

constituency in the West, have called for delisting recovering populations of certain species such as gray wolves and grizzlies, complaining that the policy affects the value and sovereignty of their land and threatens livestock. Western governors claim states, not federal regulators, should have authority over native species that affect local habitats and create business hurdles. The region’s 1,700 wolves lost their endangered status in Montana and Idaho in 2009, but were returned to the endangered list this year after a lawsuit brought by environmentalists.

Poll: Dogs are Santa’s favorites By SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Dogs have more to look for under the tree this Christmas than cats do. Fifty-six percent of dog owners say they’ll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48 percent of cat owners plan a gift. A majority of all pet owners — 53 percent — said in an Associated poll that they plan to get their animals a present this holiday season. Debbye Meszaros’ two dogs, Sasha and Sophie, will be getting rawhide bones while the family hamster, Star, gets a bigger wheel and Princess, the guinea pig, gets new bedding. “There will also be something under the tree from the animals to the kids, too,” said Meszaros, 40, of Olney, Md. Last year, when her husband was stationed in Italy for the Navy, the family managed to find edible rawhide greeting cards to give other dogs in the neighborhood. The poll, conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Co m m u n i c a t i o n s, a l s o showed that women (56 percent) are somewhat more likely than men (49 percent) to buy their animals a gift. The number of pet owners planning to buy presents for their animals this year is nearly the same as last year. In an October 2009 poll, 52 percent planned to buy a gift for their pet, an increase over 2008, when just 43 percent said they planned to buy their pet a gift. The results suggest the increase seen in last year’s poll was sustained as the economy continued its slow recovery.


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SUPERVISORS Experience preferred but will train.

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Marketing Assistant Anytime Fitness is currently seeking a Marketing Assistant to work with our South Bismarck/ Mandan locations. Applicant must be willing to help with outside marketing and marketing within the clubs. Full Time hours with benefits available. We also offer free membership for you and your significant other! Please send resume to:


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New Restaurant Operation opening in Bismarck. Great Pay, Bonus Plan, Benefits, Insurance, 401k, PTO, Extensive Experience Req. Send Resume and References Listing to: Send BB 940 in c/o The Bismarck Tribune, PO Box 5516, Bismarck, ND 58506-5516.


wanted for manufactured homes. Repairs, remodeling etc. Call 701-663-9219

St. Mary’s Central High School is seeking a full-time


Hours are 2:00pm to 10:30pm. Must complete school application and background check. Call John Jankowski Superintendent at 701-223-4113



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to assist seniors in their home. Top hourly wages. Apply in person at:

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PART TIME TELLER BNC’s seeking a new member for our Century Ave. branch that’s a team player and enjoys providing superior customer service. Responsibilities include: Processing customer transactions, selling, promoting and servicing deposit relationships and open new accounts. Qualifications include: Good written and oral communication skills and sales ability. Banking experience preferred. Hours M-F 11 am - 6 pm with rotating Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Application deadline: December 22, 2010 or until filled Excellent Benefit package including vacation and sick leave, health and dental insurance. Applications available at BNC National Bank 322 East Main, Bismarck, ND 58501 Or online at

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CERTIFIED CISCO NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA). Our company is currently sourcing for CCNA’s in the Bismarck area for a potential opportunity. Responsibilities include pre install customer discussions and design validation on client VoIP during order validation. Must be able to understand the detailed requirements of the customer VoIP/ Data networks as it relates to various VoIP retail products. Confirms details with the customer on various special features required by customer to implement a successful VoIP solution and technical specifics of the project. Must be a CCNA. Competitive benefit package, paid time off, 401(k). Starts between $20 - $30 per hour based on experience. If interested email your resume to:

Looking for some extra cash this holiday season? Need to make a car payment? Want to save for vacation? Getting married/saving for wedding? Buying furniture?

GREAT SECOND INCOME! $100-$400+ per month • Must have reliable car Papers must be delivered by 6:00 am 7 days a week

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CHEST OF DRAWERS, White 5 drawer, chest of drawers, $20. Wood grain, 4 drawer, chest of drawer, $20. Call 221-2890.

Assorted Women’s Jackets, Coats, and Vests, Excellent Condition. Your Choice $3 Call 226-7011 4 MICHELIN LTX M&S P245/65R17 used tires with no patches or plugs, about 45,000 miles, 1/3 tread left. First $60 Cash... 255-1351

BABY BUGGY- old, blue, $20. obo. 701-527-2168

402-504 BABY CRIB metal, very old antique, in excellent cond. $150. Call Jim 701-663-9391 19” APEX color tv with remote control, $20. (701) 400-6122. 1982 Schwinn owners manual & bike yellow mens 10 speed, like new, $100; Western straw hat size 7, Fort Worth Texas 10X new, never worn, $50. Call 701-333-7212 1988 PLYMOUTH Voyager needs break work, back window is missing. Van is in good shape, motor & tranny good. $350. Call 400-5580 1991 TOYOTA Pickup, 226K, but runs good, needs TLC, $500 Firm. Call (701)734-6491 2 CHARGES: cell phone car chargers 2108, Motorolla SYN070B, $5 each. Call 258-5968 or 527-1881 2 PR size 6 boys winter boots $5; 4 Columbia size 10-12 jackets $5; 3 snow pants size 10-12 $2. Call 222-4922 or 400-9598 2 SMALL dog winter jackets & set of Xsmall snow booties $10. Call 701-426-4637 27” SANYO flatscreen TV; Toshiba DVD player, RCA VCR. 4 yrs old. All for $320. Call 663-2013 or 425-8241

4pc. wooden Hawaiian bowl, platter, candy dish, salt / pepper set never used $75.00 cash perfect gift 701-663-9391

BAND SAW- Sears 10” Direct Drive Band Saw, Craftsman, $90. Call 701-223-6752 after 5pm. Barbie tea set, In The Spotlight, all original, never out of the box, comes with suitcase for storage, $35. Call (701)223-8778.

ACCORDION - 120 bass full mens size accordion with hard case I Castelloi (brand). Made by Soprani Inc. Made in Italy. $300 obo. 391-8717 ACETYLENE BOTTLE, $300. Call 663-6667

BARGAIN HUNTERS: Any item priced $500 or less is FREE. Special Excludes tickets, food, animals, crafts or side businesses. Call 258-6900 or tollfree 1-866-I-SOLD-IT!

AFRICAN VIOLETS, 5 and Orchids, 2, $10 for all. Call 258-2196.

BATES BOOTS, 4 pair. All pairs are Black and Brand New! Size 9, Water proof, $30. 2~Size 9, 8” Gortex side zipper, $50ea. Size 9 1/2, 8” Gortex side zipper, $50. Call (701)220-1119.

BEER PITCHER- Schmidt Beer Pitcher in exc. cond, very old collectable item. $99. call Jim 701-663-9391

BED - twin white captain bed - 4 drawers and door with lots of storage - includes free mattress. $150. Call 426-5825 Bed: FULL SIZE box spring & mattress with frame. $60. 220-3648. Bedroom set, 3 pc. includes triple dresser, lighted hutch mirror and 5 drawer chest. Pine with med. finish. Exc. shape $300. 701-224-8010

Beer Sign, Antique glass “Ice Cold Beer”sign 18”x10”, nice condition, $115, call 701-224-1957 BIG METAL Star, $25. 2 yard Santa sleighs, $15 $ $25. Custom made cherry wood entertainment center with storage, $150 OBO. 4 shelf rubbermaid stand, $15 OBO. 2 children’s antique rockers, $75ea. Mesh playpen, $25 OBO. 667-2004 or 202-6115

BEDROOM SET, dark oak, queen bed, w/pillow top mattress and box spring, matching 6 drawer dresser, and 4 drawer chest, very nice, $400. Good working 25” console TV, $40 OBO. Call 751-4848 BEDROOM SET, full size 4 pc. $350. 701-223-0699

ALADDIN CONVECTION type kerosene heater, heat output 15,200 BTU’s per hour, very good condition, $50. Call 223-0910

Basketball shoes (Nike) like new sizes 6 1/2 and size 8 new cost up to $149 asking $15 obo pair cash call jim 701-663-9391

Alto Saxophone $100 obo. Call 701-878-4415

BAT HOUSE Keep bats away from cabin and trailer at the lake or town. get ready for the bats. $25 cash 701-663-9391 BATHTUB BENCH- shower bathtub bench, chair. New bought at Great Plains Rehab. $60. 663-6719 or 391-1616

95 BUICK Park ave, after market wheel, nice stereo, $500. Call 204-2645 Antique Display Case, 18” high 10” deep with 3 glass shelves. $125.00 Call 701-224-1957

Beautiful hand stitched & embroidered Holiday table cloths, quilts & afghans. Brand new/Great gifts. Call 701-223-4033

Bedside Commode / Toilet Seat / Safety Rails all in one. Never used. Retails for $33; will sell for $20. Call 226-7011 BEETS & SQUASH Beets $1/pound & Squash 50 cents/pound, most varieties. Minimum of $10 order. Call 701-673-3493 BIKES: Iron Horse mountain bike with approx. 18” frame. $100. 1 Clash Lazer mountain bike aluminum with front shocks, 24” wheels, $30 701-223-7428

BOAT POWER TRIM comes off 50-hp Johnson motor. $200. Call 255-2732.

BIKE - 20” MTB Boys new $35 in box. $40 set up. Call 701-255-2732

COIN SET, 10 uncirculated quarter coin sets with D of C and territorial in folders, $35. Call 255-2636.

BOB GRAY International Harvester Farmall F-30, 8 inches long, 4 1/2 inches tall, $65. Call (701) 258-4585

COOKIE JAR: Collector Cookie Jar, Turtle, no chips $10. Call 701-258-3020

BOOK, “HINDENBURG- An illustrated History” 229 pages of photos and paintings- out of print. New Cost $60 asking $20. Call 258-9508

CHRISTMAS BELL for outdoors white w/red bow. Entire bell lights up. $20; 18’ multicolored rope light $5. Call 527-0662. CHRISTMAS DECORATIVE items 50cents- $3. Christmas goose (red corduroy), Red Hat items. Call 701-223-2144

Books Child Craft: Makes nice gift. $15 and up. Child craft dictionaries, $8. Call 255-2732.

BLACK JUICER: Stainless, Jack LaLane’s Juicer as seen on TV, $65. Call 258-4585 Boots, Women’s Suede Fur Lined Boots, Earth Spirit, Size 8; Excellent Condition. $10, Call 226-7011

BOOKS: WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA 1994 COPYRIGHT. New condition. $100. Call 258-8691.

CHRISTMAS TREE- 7 1/2’ Martha Stewart Grand Teton Christmas tree, used 3 seasons. Asking $50 obo, paid $165. 701-255-7398.

Boots; Women’s Size 7.5 Leather Boots; Excellent Condition; $10, Call 226- 7011

Easy Puzzle

Bowling Bag: Double bowling bag with wheels. $20. Call 255-2957.

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CALENDAR HOLDER: Like new green decorative calendar holder with a ledge to hold a pen / pencil plus spindles for holding keys. $20. 426-6793 CAMERA - digital camera Panasonic ZS7, 12.1MP, 12x zoom, GPS, extra battery. New condition. $260. Ryan 220-4956.

Solution, tips and computer program at © Puzzles by

COKE SIX Packs, Nascar drivers, Olympics, Disney 25th Anniversary, Christmas 95,96,97,2004. Start at $9 per 6 pack, Many kinds of Coke Christmas glasses $1.50 & up. call 255-2732

COVERALLS- NEW short sleeve, gray, size 56 tall. Zipper front 1/2 price! $25. Call 701-258-0575 COWBOY BOOTS: Snake, Lizard, Cowhide, brushed leather ropers, sizes 10 D, 10 1/2 EE, 11 D & EE $75 $100. Call 701-471- 7606 CRAFTSMAN ROUTER, 1 1/2 HP, with table for router and saber saw, includes multi-purpose routine guide, all like new $75. Call 223-0910

Collectable item..Old fashioned mower and cultivator, in excellent condition $89.00 obo call Jim 701- 663-9391 CRYSTAL- collectible 4 pc. crystal set, pitcher, candy dish, sugar dish, spoon, ash tray. $150 Cash. Never used. 701-663-9391

COMBINE, TRUE Scale, Turtle back, 12” long 8” wide, rebuildable, $60 OBO. 258-4585

CIVIL WAR Buffs, 22 Magazines, Date of mag from 2005-2007. All for $25. Call (701)258-4585

DESK, SMALL 7 drawer desk, 24D 52W 30H, $15. Call 663-7632 DESKS - 2 writing desks, Montana oak, light color 52”x26”x30”; and 52”x24”x30” dark green formica top w/dark wood. $25/each. 701-527-2168 DISH TOWELS embroidered set of 7 for $25. Call 701-223-8703

COMPUTER- DELL DIMENSION 2.66 GHZ System: Monitor, Speakers, kb, mouse, Windows XP disk. High speed internet. First $200 Cash... 255-1351

CD’S, 200 for $1ea. Cassettes, 50 cents ea. Call 258-2196

DISHES - Pfaltzgraff dishes & serving plates and more also, some kettles by GHC. Gold w/brown. $25 OBO. 701-527-2168 DISHWASHER, GE Profile, Almond color. Great working order, $75. Call 663-7632

CLAY PIGEON Thrower, bought new, never used, Trius D-4 by Lyman, $65. Call 258-9508.

Super Tough Puzzle More Easy Puzzle

COKE GLASSES: Mandan Centennial flared, $2.50 ea. Call 255-2732.

CIRCUIT BREAKER: Cutler Hammer 30 amp/ 240 volt 3 pole, $15. Call 701-255-2732.

Carpet: 12X12 BURGUNDY carpet, new, $100. Call 701-391-8250

Saturday Sunday

COUCH & LOVESEAT for sale. Blue, very clean and in good condition, and very very comfortable, $480 OBO. Call 701-221-9626 COUCH, LOVESEAT & chair, blue with hunter green & burgandy. Very comfortable & in exc. condition. $350. Call 701-224-8727.

CIRCULAR SAW 7 1/4, Tool Shop, new $35. Call 255-2732

Intermediate Puzzle More Intermediate Puzzle

CHRISTMAS TREES Must sell 4 Xmas trees; 2-7 Ft; some pre-lit; see during daylight only; call 223-1855

Cabinet handles (14) w/28 hinges and screws nice selection $8.00 call Jim 701-663-9391

Tuesday Wednesday

COKE BOTTLE Set. 1889-1989 North Dakota Centennial, $6.50 a set. Call 255-2732.

CHRISTMAS TREE skirt $3; lots of glass Christmas balls 10-25 cents /each; other decorations. 701-223-8910 CHRISTMAS TREE, Pre lit, 7 ft, Douglas Fir, 50” wide, used for 1 season, $75. Call 258-1421

COOKIE JAR: Collector Lion, has a chip inside the cover $8. 701-258-3020

COSTUME, DELUXE Disney JO JO Circus Clown, $15. Call 255-2732

CHRISTMAS TREE: Insta Shape, Hinged Construction, 7 ft folds into 2’x2’ box with x7 limbs on hinges. $150. Call 701-839-4696

BOOTS: LADIES black leather boots size 7 1/2 N, very soft leather, exc. cond. $6. 701-223-0910


COIN SET: 10 Statehood quarter sets, uncirculated, compete in coin holders, or individuals, great for gifts, $27.50 for set in folder. Call 255-2636.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTSwhite, blue & multi-colored. Exc. cond. Indoor lights $1/set; $5/set outdoor. Still in boxes. 701-319-1917

CHRISTMAS TREE artificial, 6 ft. Blue Douglas, $15 to $25 or best offer. Call 701-202-3859

BLANKET, VALLEY CITY Bridges Blanket, 50 inches x 70 inches, $35. Call 258-1717

COOKIE JAR: Collector Cookie Jar, Vase & Covered Jar, no chips $20. 701-258-3020

CHILD’S Antique Teaching Aid, dated 1913, US Map on backside. $65. Call 701224-1957

Boots. Beautiful Girls Suede boots, Fur top. Never Worn. Size 3M. $20 Call 226-7011.

Solution to last Sudoku puzzle

Coffee/TV table or stand $10. Call 701-734-6173

Childrens toy boxes and rockers on sale from $69.95 to $135.00 call 663-4415

Battery Charger, Automatic 12V Battery Float Charger; keeps your battery fully charged. Just hook up & it does the rest. First $10 Cash... 255-1351

AIR TANK: portable approx 7 gal, 150 psi max, very good cond. $25. 701-223-0910

‘88 MERCURY Tracer station wagon for parts with 1.6 Mazda eng. extra wheels $125. 701-690-8712

ACCORDIONS: 2 small accordions, 1 keyboard, 1 button. $30 ea. Call 701-223-4528

BALDWIN PIANO, good for beginners, $450. Call 258-1467

Cell phone chargers Blackberry 3-car, 1-home chrgr, blue and a blk case w / belt clip $15 obo 734- 6173 CHAINS 10 FT $10.00 MISC CHAINS $1 TO $3 CLEVIS: $5 SMALL TRAILER BALL$5. MISC ITEMS, sand hand shovel, crescent Wrenches 10” 12” $9.00 Farm pins, snake, $2 to $10 Grease Gun plus 3 tubes$8.00 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

CLOCK, DEA Regulator V, key wound chiming Clock. $125. Delta Key wound 31 day clock, chiming, $150. Elgin Quartz Westminster Chiming, $75. Verichrom Old Quartz, $50. Daniel Dakota Quartz Westminster Chime, $125. Call 255-4765


COAT: LADIES long winter coat, size 12, royal blue, 100% wool, like new $7. 701-223-0910 COAT: LADIES long winter Halston coat, size 12, dk brown, 100% wool, like new $7. 701-223-0910

DOLLS: Monster High Dolls for sale. (1) Frankie Stein; (1) Frankie Stein Dawn of Dance and (2) Draculaura. $29 each. Cash Only. 391- 5712. DOOR- LARSON SLIDE away screen door, 36”, white w/brass trim, new, wrong size for me. NEW. $150. You haul. 471-1092.

COOKIE JAR: Collector Cookie Jar, Cat, no chips $8. 701-258-3020

DOOR MIRROR 15” w 55” l, $5; Hanging lamp $15; ski boots size 9 $40. Call 701-223-0699

COINS: INDIAN Head pennies 1887-1908 for sale, mostly good. $35 cash for 35 coins. Call Frank 224-9819.

COOKIE JAR: Collector Cookie Jar, Dog, no chips $15. 701-258-3020

DRAIN TILE 3” approx 74’ @ 30 cents foot. 4” splice and 4” tee, $3 each. 701-255-2732

COMPUTER DESK on casters in good shape $50.00. Call 701-258-3076.

CORDLESS NIKITA drill works good, $30. Call 701-667-8802

DUVET COVER, king size, ivory bouquet, Exc. Cond. $25. Call 258-2196

Coat: ladies lrg brown long leather coat, like new, asking $35 Call 223-5268 Coat: LADIES TAN leather full length coat with trim. 16/18 $60; Susan Summers 4ct cocktail ring, size 9 $65. 701-250-1179 CHAIR - Camel color all leather pillow arm rests and backrest, swivel recliner very comfortable $250. 701-319-4621 COMPUTER with corner desk. $75. 701-391-8249. ■ Bismarck Tribune

Thursday, December 9, 2010 ■ Page 7C

Got something to sell?

In today’s digital world, you have lots of options when you are ready to sell your stuff. But in this market, the fastest and easiest way to sell anything is to combine the power of the printed newspaper with the immediacy of the internet. Call us today or go online to PUT IT IN THE TRIBUNE and you’ll see that every classified ad package we offer puts your ad in print and online, maximizing your reach and getting the results you expect from a classified ad.

In print and online. It’s easy to place your classified ad online, anytime

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FREE ADS FOR ITEMS PRICED $500 OR LESS! Call 258-6900 or go to and click on POWER PACKAGE EARRINGS - $100. 14kt. gold studs. 1/10 carat diamonds. Call 222-8106 ELECTRIC SANDER, Black and Decker 25. ANTIQUE TOOLS: Old pipe +crescent wrench etc.$10 to $25.PUMP JACK HANDLE $20 HAND SUCTION PUMP with 18 inch hose $30.Horse trailer light short wire harness $5 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653 End table, like new, $35; Call 258-5968 or 527-1881

SOFA $130; 2 chairs $35 ea including ottoman, good cond. OBO. Call 701-255-3910 Golf balls, $4/doz. mixed colored $6/doz.; Top Flite, Pennacle, Nike, MaxFli, Titleist $6/doz, Titleisst Pro VI $20 doz. outside water filter for camper 255-2732.

Hair Removal 12oz jar + 1.6oz travel jar. (sugar-base, tea tree oil, lemon). $8.50 734-6424. Pamper your skin.

LAKES AREA FIREWOOD Oak & Birch, $135 per 4x8 face cord. 1-877-704-3896 www.lakesarea

LAMP LIGHT blue for boys, also pink for girls, new in box, 2 for $20 or $11.00 ea. Call 255-2732.

Misc tack lot: 3 rubber feed tubs, neck sweat, white polo wraps, tail bag, 2 curry combs $10obo 734- 6173

FAMOUS MADAM Alexanders, Louisa Mae Alcott’s Little Women, 5 women and 1 man, perfect cond. beautiful. all in original dress and boxes, $300. 223-8778.

FANNY FARMER CANDY Silliutte. One of a kind. Collector’s item $200.00 cash call 701-663-9391 FOOSBALL TABLE, Deutscher Meister Table in great shape, $175. Call 663-7632 FREEZER, UPRIGHT- 65” h, 26”d. $125. 701-527-2168 FRIDGE, GE 19.7 cu ft, top freezer. Almond color, ice maker. Works and looks great, $110. Call 663-7632

HEATING AND Cooling, Boots, Elbows, Pipes, $3.50 ea or 30 pieces for $60. Call 255-2732.

HITCH BALL & tongue 2” & or 1 3/4” & others, $12 & up; Hooks $4/each; 4 green Coke glasses w/ pitcher, $10. Call 255-2732 HOCKEY EQUIPMENTNike chest protector $40; Nike gloves $25; 12” shin guards $10; Easton medium elbow pads $10. 701-333-8120 HOCKEY EQUIPMENT- Vapor hockey stick right hand $40; Breezers size med. $50; Easton skates size 8.5 $50; hockey bag w/wheels $50; 701-333-8120

Leather gloves XLGE Male, misc. selection $2-$10 JEWELRY::MISC. Bracelets /Necklaces Many to choose from: $2 to $15. Call 250-6653 or 527-8161

NASCAR, SET of 4, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards bulletin board, large and small cutting board, tray set $14 or $3.50 each, Retails for $8 ea. Call 255-2732.

POWER DRILL and Drive Set. 333 pieces, by Drill Craft. $55. Call (701)202-5148

PRINTER: HP Photosmart 7660, $10. Call 258-5968 or 527-1881

SHOES (NEW) Dansko Raphael in Black Calf size 10. Paid $120 selling for $60 call 250-7293.

LEATHER JACKET, black petite extra large, valued at $250 asking $40. Call 255-2732

Leather Jacket, Women’s Size Small, Wilson Leather, Excellent Condition $40 Call 226-7011

Norwegian KRUMKAKA, $6 a dozen. Available until Dec. 19th. Call 751-2049.

PS2 Guitar Hero III Wireless Controller w / game.Brand new in box unopened. $20. 400-9598 QUEEN size Restonic Sensi-Comfort Mattress & Box Spring, $150. (701) 400-6122

Nylint lot small blazers trailers pickups tow truck flatbed truck and smaller 30$for lot. Call after 1pm 701-2233465 OAK TABLE: dining room table with leaf and 6 chairs, $195. Oak glass top end table, $15. Great condition. Call 701-220-2959

Quilted Twin Bedspread & Sham. Chocolate Brown. Good Condition. $25. 2580575.

R E F R I G E R ATO R / FREEZER, side by side, ice and water dispenser in the door, white, Sears, Kenmore, Exc. Cond. $300. 663-9686.

INSULATED COVERALLS, Carhart, large, very good shape $25. 701-223-3697

LIFT CHAIR, Very Nice, $275 OBO. Call 471-4101 LIFT CHAIR: Large rose lift chair, $450. 701-258-3653 LIFT CHAIR: small green $350. 701-258-3653

JACKET tanwith fur collar, XL, new $25. Leather jacket size large, good condition, $30. Winter jacket with fur collar and cuffs, size large, good cond. $20. 223-1995

OAK TABLE: Roughrider built table 31” x 20.5” x 27”H. Oak. Excellent condition. Open back for chair. $50. 255- 2877

Jacket, Girls Size Large 14 Rothchild jacket. Never worn, pink and brown color. $20, Call 226-7011.

OVERALLS - Mens bib overalls Big Mac brand, w44 x L30, washed but not worn. $25. Call 701-258-8851 LIGHT CHANDELIER $25. Call 701-255-2732

PAINT BRUSHES:Never used assorted sizes $1 to $3 “LEE” BLUE JEANS-Brand New Waists:25,26,27,30,46 Lengths:32,34 $2/Jean while supplies last. Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

LION BANK Cast Iron 4” tall, 1 1/2” wide, $70 or reasonable offer. 258-4585 Locking Oak Filing cabinet $5.00 Brown Office Chair with arms- $5.00 Call 258-5239

LP TANK with 17lbs (new) propane, normal fill 15 lbs. extra bonus 2lbs. $42. Call 255-2732

JANE FONDA manual tread mill, $75. Call 258-8157.

JEWELRY ARMORIES, new on sale from $89.95 and up Call 663- 4415 Girls snowboots pink and black; never worn; size 4; Chill Chasers by Buster Brown. $15 Call 226-7011

PEPSI glasses, (6), $15 or $2.50 each. Call 255-2732.

RIM 15” 2000-2006 Chrysler Town & Country & Dodge Van, $25. 701-255-2732

GLASS SET of 6, Pepsi $15 or $2.50 each. Call 255-2732

KEYBOARD, CASIO, stand, adapter, books, 61 full size keys. Still in box, new $150. Call 701-222-3322

Golf Balls $4 to $8 dollar a dozen logo and regular popular golf balls buy now . only few doz. left. call 701-663-9391

Kitchen table set white, 4 chairs, 1 leaf, $300 OBO. Porcelain dolls $10 & up. Call 223-3466 or 226-5589.

TIRES, 4. P265/70R17 Michelin highway tires, 150 miles on them. Asking $400 OBO. Call (701)220-8947. TIRES, MICHELIN XSE 225/55 R17 95H 55K on tires, $20. Call 663-7632

Toy Tractor: D21 Allis Chalmers-Diesel Farm Toy Tractor-1/16th Scale 1987 Spec. Ed. $70 obo ph 400-4610

Luggage: 29” American Tourister hard side luggage , in perfect condition new $150 asking $12 cash call Jim 701-663-9391 LUMP OF coal, for that special persons Christmas stocking. Comes with free plastic grocery bag. Supply is limited. $2 ea/3 for $5. 258-6845

MEAT SAW- in very good cond., extra blade, table moves with meat, 1/2 hp motor, $350. Call 701-348-3464

ROLODEX OFFICE CARD FILE: Card size 2 1/4”x 4”+ A-Z Index tabs included. Brand new.$15.00 D.P.PACER STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE: [Mod:200]mph/rpm gauge $50.00. Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

Rotisserie: electric, for kitchen range. Universal. New. $45 Call 258-0575.

POPOVER PAN 701-250-1179


TV - 27” tub Samsung TV with remote, works great, purchases in 08. $75. Call 471-1194.

TONKA LOTS: loaders dumps and 1 wrecker 2 cranes paint is good on all $15ech or $125 for lot ph af.1 pm 223-3465 TONNEAU SHORTBOX cover for Chevy 2009 pickup or similar box , new $300. Call 701-391-2291.

SINKS: (1) Kohler, (1)Am. Std. complete, w / Kohler faucets 18 1/2”X20 1/2” ready to hook up $35.00 ea. Call 701-663- 9391

TVs- ORION 27” stereo TV and Toshiba 22” TV w/controls $30/each. Call 701-255-6811. TVs: Sony 49in HD TV $100 Also Hitachi Ultra Vision 52in projection TV $100. 701-250-6828 TWIN BED frame, industrial metal on wheels, $10. Smaller dresser, very nice, medium color wood, 5 drawers, very sturdy $15. 258-3109

SUBWOOFER AND amp $100, Crossfire Mosfet TEK 4001 amp and premier sub. 222-8106

TWINS JACKET: brand new with tags, size Large, $100. Call 701-751-0499 TOY TRACTOR: 170 Allis Chalmers Summer Toy Festival- 1991 Toy Tractor-1/16th Scale-$65.00 obo. 400-4610

Verizon LG cell phone chargers, 3 car, 1 home, spare battery $15. 734- 6173

SLEDS- 2 wooden sleds. Choice $12. Call 701-527-2168 Suede Shoes, Women’s Size 7.5, Tan, excellent condition. $3. Call 226- 7011 SUITS: 2 Mens WESTERN suits with vests. Brown, size large, 38 waist.; Navy Blue size large, 35 waist. $35 ea. like new. Call 701-258-5968

TABLE- DUNKEN Pfife table has been stripped, just didn’t get time to refinish. $25. 701-527-2168

SINK - bath vanity, 32”. $20. Call 701-255-2732

Wagner Cast Iron Skillets I have a #10 $45.00 and (2)#8 $35.00 ea.. all for $85. call Jim 701-663-9391 TOY TRACTOR: 50E Massey Ferguson Toy TractorYellow in Color- 1/16th Scale $50.00 ph 400-4610

WASHER/DRYER: used Speedqueen washer and dryer set for $150. Call 701-220-3271 WEIGHT BENCH $75 obo. Call 701-426-2097

Snow board Boots, Women’s Size 10 Burton Snow board Boots; Excellent Condition. $25. Call 226- 7011.

Wetsch family cookbook, Nice Christmas gift. $11. (701)471-3149. TACKLE BOX, antique, very old, pullout trays with dividers good condition. $135. Cash, for details. Call Jim 701-663-9391

Toy Tractor: 660 International Diesel Farm Toy Tractor-Gold- 1/16th Scale $55 obo ph 400-4610

WHITE 5 SHELF, $100. Call 701-223-3466

SNOW THROWER, Toro, 16”, single stage, 3 hp engine, very good condition, $65. Call 663-7279

SNOWBLOWER - 5hp 24” MTD Snowblower $400. Call 701-720-4995.

TEA POT - collectible 25th Anniversary set, tea pot flower vase Lefton China hand painted never used. $75 cash. 701-663-9391

TOY TRACTOR: 7740 Ford Farm Toy Tractor-1/16th scale-Blue / Grey color $45.00 obo ph 400-4610

WINE CARAFE 3pc. set collectible, 2 heart glasses, 1 heart flower vase, never used. $45 Cash. 701-663-9391

SNOWBLOWER, 3HP, not self propelled, $100. Dremel Scroll Saw with stand, $125 Call 255-4765 SNOWBLOWER: 24IN cut, 5 hp, 5 spd forward, 1 reverse, 2 stage, runs good. $225. Call 701-663-6667

Royal Copley Sugar & Creamer, Yellow set, $35.00, nice condition, Call 701-224-1957

TOY TRACTOR: 350 International McCormick - 50 Power Loader Toy Tractor1/16th Scale $75.00 obo ph 400-4610

Swivel rocker.Very comfortable. Mushroom colored and in great shape. $35 Call 222- 0896

SNOWBLOWER: MTV 5 HP 2 stage, 5 speed, runs good, $275. Call 701-663-6444 SNOWBOARD- 147 Burton snowboard with Burton medium free style bindings. 2 yrs. old. $200 obo. Call 426-4637.

Teddy Roosevelt bear designed by Jane Sinner. Excellent condition. Perfect Christmas gift for the bear collector. $15. 426-6793

SNOWBOARD: 222-8106, Morrow brand, 60 inches includes bindings and carry bag $125. Pink & Black Oval Royal Copley Planter, nice condition, $22.00, Call 701-2241957

TROLLING MINNKOTA trolling motor for parts 55pd/ap. no foot pedal $50; Light Strip, $3. 255-2732.

Stove vintage kitchen model wood stove. Bake- well Buffet model excellent condition $250 call 220- 0547

SNOWBLADES - sidewalk 36” snowblades, very sturdy, all welded, has wheels, makes great gift. $75. Call 701-223-7579.

NATIVITY SET: Complete Christmas nativity set from 1950s. Made in Japan $30. 223-1577. NINTENDO GAMECUBE with power pack cord. $15. Call 701-319-1917

TONKA LOT: 2 smaller trucks like jeeps dump pickups others in good shape $45for lot. Call after 1pm 701-223- 3465

TV Magnavox 27” with remote. $20 Call 255-2957.

SINKS: (1) Kohler, (1)Am. Std. complete, w / Kohler faucets 18 1/2”X20 1/2” ready to hook up $35.00 ea. Call 701-663- 9391

Rims: 4 New 15” 4X4 Blazer S-10 rims. $100. 527-8936 or 701-663-4445

Royal Copley Pottery Apple and Finch Planter, 6 1/2” high, $30.00,good con- dition, Call 701-224-1957

PICTURE, NORTH Dakota wooden oil Derrick of 1920’s, my grandpa invested with A.C Townley, “ Never struck the black gold, never returned a dollar on investments.” Enlarged, matted, framed, 18”x22” overall. $45. Call 258-9508

TOY TRACTOR: L2850 Kubota Toy Tractor-100 yrs model- orange in color $50 obo ph 400-4610

SINK - Double sink with faucet granite gray color like new $50. Contact 701-319-4621

SNOW PAC boots, size 9 mens, $5; ironing board $5. Call 701-223-0699 Pewter Antique lawn ornaments (2), your children or grandchildren can ride them, $125.00 each. CASH. Call 701-663-9391

Tires:6 spoke 15in aluminum wheels and tires 235/75R15 for Chevy, sharp, $250. Call 701-391-8250

SHOVELS, (4), $6-8. 2 new shovels and 2 ice chisels, $9 each. Call 255-2732.

SNOW BLOWERS, International 26inch Cut, make one from the two, $75.00 (701)258-4585

PIANO, JESSE French & Sons spinet and bench, Mahogany finish, $75. Call 663-7632

MATTRESS & boxspring (no frame) king size, clean. $50. Call 701-255-6811

KEG: Old-fashioned nail or coffee keg with lid. Excel- lent condition. $30. 255- 2877

TIRES, 2 Bridgestone Blizzak M & S Tires. P245/50R20 under 4000 miles. Cost $375. Make offer, Call 222-7509

TIRES: set of 4 Una-lug wire spoke wheels with 15x7, 21565R/15 Firestone tires. $500. CALL 701-220-3271.

SHOP VAC, 16 gallon 6 peak HP, wet/dry, new, $90. Call 701-255-2732

SNOW BOARD- BURTON Un Inc size 153, used 6 times, exc cond., $175 701-527-3283.

Futon Mattress, $100 obo. 7 0 1 - 2 5 8 - 3 4 6 9 / 701-471-0738

TOY TRACTOR: D19 Allis Chalmers Toy Tractor Turbocharged Diesel-1/16th scale $65 obo. ph 400-4610

SKI BOOTS, womens size 8 $20. Call 701-220-3648

OUTDOOR NATIVITY set w/stable $100 obo; . Call 701-878-4415

Full / Queen headboard in excellent condition. Very sturdy & well made. Quality piece. Metal accent. $50. 255-2877 IONIC FILTER water bottle (flip-top) Exceeds EPA standards (giardi/cysts) $7.00 (new $49). 701-734-6424

STAINLESS STEEL electric Coffee Pot, $20. Portable Telephone, $10, Cheese Tray with glass cover, $15. Call 258-1467

STEAMER, Conair compact fabric steamer, used twice. Door hanger & instruction book- let. $20. Call 255-1006

HORSE BLANKETS, 2, large size, never used, $125 for both. Call (701)754-2515.

HUMIDIFIER, WEST BEND, Varporal humidifier, good shape, $15 OBO. Ball point pen collection, 3 boxes, $25. Call 663-9760

Speakers: 2 HIGH performance 8 in 3 way in wall speakers for in home, new in box. $100; 220-0865.

STAIR STEPPER: Super Climber stair stepper. Life Gear 92880. $20.00 Call 701-258-3020

RECEIVER HITCH for Chevy $50. Call 701-391-8250

FRONT BUMPER chrome to fit ‘87-’91 Ford pickup. $65. Call 701-663-0457

Tires 4-31X10:50X15, 2General Grabber AT2 2Goodyear Trackers like new on 6 hole Chevy Ralley Wheels $225 258-5352

PRINT, TERRY Redlin, brand new, still in box, 29x42. Evening Rendezvous. $300. Call 222-1205.

Hockey skates, RBK Fitlite, size 3 $10. CALL 319-1917.

HORSE DRAWN fire trailer pumper from the early 1920’s. $500. Call 701-258-3653

GE FRIDGE tan color, ice maker acceptable $150; Sony amp Aiwai 5 CD & Marantz speakers 2’x1’ $100; Antique wood round table w/2 leafs & 2 chairs $100; 701-333-7212

POKEMON CARDS and binders, back pack on wheels, $5ea. Call 319-1917.

TIRE; 185/65/14 $20 Call 701-255-2732

Sofa, like new, only $99.95 call 663-4415

NOBLET ALTO Saxophone, in good shape, $350 OBO. Call 701-255-2636

FRIDGE, SMALL, new, only 3 weeks old, Avanti, $100 OBO. (701)471-4101

GE ABOVE the Range Microwave , works great, asking $30. Call 400-0117, Mandan.

PLAYSTATION 2, 14 games (incl. Guitar Hero II) four controllers and two guitars $125. Call 255-1101 ask for Greg or Donna.

Royal Copley, Mallard Duck Planter, good condition, $22.00. Call 701-224- 1957

Tires: 4 Goodyear Ultra Grip Snow Tires 235X60X16 $195. 527-8936 or 701- 663-4445

Head Board. Full size shiny brass with beautiful porcelain decoration. Asking $35. Call 222-0896

HORSE COLLAR with mirror, wood hames and brass tips, $125. Call 258-8157.

FURNITURE: NEW oak bookcase, $25. Entertainment center, still in box, $30. Computer desk, $25. TV or Stereo stands,4 total, $6ea. 7 drawer desk, $18. CAll 258-2196

MULTI-TESTER New CenTech Digital multi-tester. This 7-function meter is great for testing anywhere First $10 Cash... 255-1351

Pinball machine: Pirates of the Caribbean. Has music, voice, and lights. LED game lighting, backlit scoring display. 1 or 2 players. Wood cabinet, metal legs. 18inWx 34in.Lx54in.H. Like new cond. $190. 221-9509 or 226-2548.

HANDMADE LAP robes $45; caps $10-$15; scarves $10-$20; fingerless gloves $10; headbands $5; belts $5. 701-250-1219.

LAMPS (8)- , starting at $8. Call 701-255-2732

FAIRBANKS SCALE with weights,Good Condition $200 or Best offer Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

*Some restrictions apply

SOCCER: MANCHESTER United soccer clothes. Jacket $10, Tshirt & 2 sweatshirts $5 ea. 701-319-1917.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. 2 towers with storage and display shelves. 2 connection shelves, $300. Call 220-1473

ERTL 1/32 Four Wheel Drive Steiger tractor, 1983 vintage with box. $55. Call (701)258-4585

Items priced $500 or less.

SNOWBOOTS: Pair of Ranger snowboots, mens swize 14, like new $25. 701-220-8700

TOY TRACTOR: D15 Allis Chalmers-Series II Toy Tractor-1/16th Scale $55.00 obo ph 400-4610

Women’s Fleece Jacket; Size Medium; Very Pretty; Hardly Worn; $5 Call 2267011

TOY TRACTOR: D17 Allis Chalmers Series IV Toy Tractor-1/16th Scale $65.00 obo ph 400-4610

WOOD STOVE, Parlor size, glass doors, brass trim. $275. Call 391-8250.

Transfer board 24” $30, 30” transfer board $35 crutches. 52-60”, $5. Call 258-1467

WORK SHIRTS, (4) Menards, size extra large $20 or best offer by calling 701-202-3859

TRUNK - large trunk 40 long x 22 deep x 23 high. $30 OBO. Blue. 701-527-2168 TIRE for wheelbarrows, 4.00-6 tire/tube/rim $12; Also 3.00x8 split rim & tire (no tube) $7. Call 255-2732

TV - 20” Daewoo tub TV with remote - works great. $20. call 471-1194.

WRENCH SETS: Ratcheting 4 PC ACE Wrench Sets, brand new in package, both SAE and Metric, 5 degree, $20 per set, great gift, 255-5999

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Announcements Sales Representative

Director for Policy and Community Planning


Excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated Sales Representative.. In this position, you will service existing accounts through regular calls and weekly visits, manage profitability and A/R levels of accounts, utilize a call planning approach to develop new prospects, ensure complete knowledge of all foodservice products, features, and benefits and maintain positive account relationships. Candidates must have related sales experience, with food service/hospitality experience preferred but not required. Please apply online

FT Staff Pharmacist White Drug Williston, ND

White Drug is seeking a Staff Pharmacist to work in our Williston, ND store. Applicant must be a licensed pharmacist eligible to work in ND. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 9-7PM, Saturday 9-4PM, closed on Sunday.


SIGN ON BONUS, PROFESSIONAL MOVE AND HOUSING ALLOWANCE!! Apply via fax to (763) 201-3290, on-line at: employment.cfm or via email to: Join a progressive employee-owned chain of 90 stores! We offer excellent salary, medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k),Employee Stock Ownership Plan, PD holidays and vacations and discount for you and your family members. White Drug is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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by 12/12/2010 Job # 10003042 - Territory Manager, Bismarck. EOE M/F/V/D


Family orientated dental practice is seeking a Certified Dental Assistant.

Please send resume to: Deeter Dental Attn: Becki 745 W. InterstateAve Bismarck, ND 58503

Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center would like you to join our team!

Charge Nurse

4 positions available PM shift (2:15-10:45pm) • 32 hours per week • 28 hours per week • 8 hours per week PM shift (2:15-10:45pm) Night Shift (10:30pm-7:00am) 24 hrs/wk (trained in PM & Night shift to provide coverage as needed)

FT Staff Pharmacist (Temporary) White Drug Williston, ND

White Drug is seeking a temporary Staff Pharmacist to work in our Williston, ND store. Applicant must be a licensed pharmacist eligible to work in ND. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 9-7PM, Saturday 9-4PM, closed on Sunday.




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Diesel Mechanics

Min. 3 years dealership exp., CDL Class B, clean driving record. Great Pay DOE. Benefits availlable. Fax resume to: 701-838-2071 Or call 775-304-4126

CRAIG’S PAINTING 25 years experience. Senior Discount. Call 701-202-0616


TABLE: Dining room table 58” L x 42” W + 2 18” leaves W/6 chairs & matching hutch $175.00. 701-222-2677.

COMPAQ EVO Computer. 2.5GHz CPU, 40GB hard drive, 256MB ram, Windows XP. Update your old one. First $140 Cash... 255-1351

Dec. 11th, Sat. Only 10am~6pm Our Christmas Holiday Open House! Join us for refreshments and a store filled with lots of specials. We are thrifty with slightly used clothing, household, collectibles and lots more. many great Xmas gift ideas. Xmas trees, ornaments, and Xmas decor. Glassware, salty and pepper sets, teapots, large glass fish statues, jewelry, shoes, purses, clothing (infant through plus sizes) microwaves, microwave stand, small appliances, metal kitchen table, antique dress form (metal), lamps, pictures, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS, Playstation 2 games, (Vintage purses, shoes, & clothing) vintage furs, bedding, pillows, Boyds bears (plush and resin), Precious Moments, lots of cartoon glasses, porcelain duck lamp, swan’s (capodiomate) Elvis VHS movies, large collection metal pencil sharpeners, antique doll buggy, decorative vases, large collection of designers shoes new and size 7 1/2 only, lots of knick knacks and much much more. Our winter hours are Mon~Tues 10-7 Wed~Sat. 10-5:30

BUMPER FOR crib, pink, green & brown dots and strips, $10. 701-226-1079 DOUBLE STROLLER: Will fit most infant seats, $50. 701-226-1079

PRINTER- HP 7350 Photosmart Printer: new ink, memory card slots, USB cable, driver CD, LCD display. Easy to operate. First $50 Cash... 255-1351

GIVE-A-WAY: HUGE window or 3 sections of double paned window, each section is 42 1/4Wx 52 1/4H for a total when used as one unit, approx. 11ft wide. 701-221-2941

5 drums,3 symbols, seat, cow bell, 2 foot pedals, and 10 sets of drum sticks $225.00 Leave a message on 471-6665

USB 6ft A/B cable. NEW. Connects printers, external HDs, USB hubs and other peripherals to a PC or MAC. First $5 Cash... 255-1351

GRAND PIANO, Young Chang, perfect condition would make perfect Christmas gift, $7500 obo. Call 701-878-4415 TRUMPET: Accent TR501L includes hard case. Cleaned and checked. Good shape. Great for Student. $300.00 426-5825


Ed Dyer Over 35 Years Experience


Heat Gun: NEW 1500W DUAL-TEMP. Remove paint, decals, varnish. Shrink wire wrap, thaw pipes & more. First $20 Cash... 255-1351

NEW ATDEC LCD/PLAZMA 32 to 63” universal tilting wall mount. Supports up to 200lbs and is theft resistant. First $60 Cash... 255-1351

COTTON WOOD for salewell aged, split, delivered to Bis/Man area. $125/pickup load. 426-8401 or 471-4240. Fig tree in Ceramic pot $35.00 Call 701-258-5239 FOR SALE: Snow. Pure, white, fluffy. Enough to fill a dump truck with snow ice cream. Preferred Payment in Warmth and Sunshine. Call 701-663-8611

KERSCH VERTICLES: Cobblesone 84 1/8 W by 84 3/8 L with valance, paid $549, sell for $200. CALL 701-483-8729

TV- PANASONIC CT-35G25 35” TV: PanaBlack tube, Digital comb filter, dbx noise reduction, PIP for sports fans. First $150 Cash 255-1351

Lighted Tinsel Igloo, Lighted Tinsel Polar Bear & Lighted Tinsel Penguin. In Bismarck $ 45.00 for set of three. Call 471-7023.

AKC REG. German Shepherd pups. Born 9/15. Most are black w/tan markings, some silver markings. Parents & pups both great w/kids. $500. 701-438-2732, 351-5022

MINNESOTA VIKINGS & Denver Broncos tickets. All 10 home games for each team available. Call 701-400-1204

Five drawer solid wood desk with chair. Asking $325.00. Call 527-0892.

Outdoor Wood & Coal Burning Furnaces, All Stainless Steel. Lifetime Warranty. Order now & Save up to $1355. Dealer Inquiries. Also, The best floor heat Water Tubing. Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Free Estimates! 1-800-446-4043

Christmas Kittens: 3 month old kittens, very sweet, loveable & cute for inside or outside, litter box trained, they love attention. Call 701-348-3502 2 RECLINERS: Lazy Boy Rocker / Recliners, excellent condition, $250 each OBO. 751-1034 BED: QUEEN size mattress & box brand new, still in plastic, never used $175. Also brand new King PT set $395. Call 221-3011 or 400-9157. BEIGE LEATHER Stressless recliner with footstool, shift to any seating $650, new $1200. Call 701-250-1179 CAPTAINS BED: Twin Brown 3 Drawer Captain bed. Good Shape. Free Mattress included. $100.00 426-5825

GIVEAWAY- female 7 month old black kitten, Call 425-1581 or 595-1126.

LOADING RAMPS to load snowblower or lawnmower on pickup or trailer. Call Wally at 701-204-3572

GIVEAWAY KITTENS house kittens, 16 weeks old 3 long hair and 2 short hair, good homes only box trained. Call 701-214-0953.

PACKING PEANUTS Wanted! don’t landfill styrofoam packing peanuts. I will pick up. Free. 223-1855

GIVEAWAY PURE bred male huskie, needs room to run, farmstead preferred with no animals, good with children. 701-348-3834 GIVEAWAY: HOUSE kittens, litter box trained, different ages, 10-14 weeks, various colors, to good homes only. Jade 202-2665.

WANTED! SMALL Utility Trailer to haul snowblower, lawn mower, etc. Call Wally at 701-204-3572.

MORKIES MOM pb Maltese, dad pb Yorkie 3 girls, 1 boy, family raised, shots, wormed. V 9 .605-845-2832.

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LOST- KEY ring attached to wallet, lost Friday Dec. 3rd. Please call 701-595-1867.

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FOUND 3 keys on key chain at downtown 3rd and Rosser on 11/29/10. Turned over to Bismarck police. Call 701-221-1242 to describe key chain.

ADOPTING YOUR newborn is a gift we’ll treasure. Lifetime of love and security. Expenses paid. Call Debbie and Bryan at 877-819-0080.

Has limited openings for

Infant, Toddler, Preschool & School Aged Children For more info call 701-224-1449 or 701-224-9007 KING’S KIDS has FT & PT openings ages 1-12 available now. Call 701-258-3088.

WANTED TO BUY Rims & tires to fit a ‘99 Chevy Suburban, 6 hole. Call 701-720-9256

GIVEAWAY: Red Heeler cross puppies. Ready to go now!! Call 363-2478.

Couch and Loveseat in excellent condition. Reversible seat cushions. Cochrane brand. Non-smoking house. $399. 663-2103

LOST FEMALE BOXER in Central Bismarck on Friday evening, 12/3, tan in color, answers to the name Maggie, has no collar. Call 701-425-5715

WHITE CAT w/tan patches, tabby tail, found in Skyway Park Village. 701-224-9126

AKC PAPILLONS, tiny, loyal, loving, & comical. Ready for Christmas. (701)579-4901

35TH ANNIVERSARY Barbie, special edition of original 1959 doll, in package, $50. Call 223-3658

Over 30 yrs exp. We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy Relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Flat fee in most cases. Call 701-222-8131

LOST - male long hair blk cat. Missing hair back of neck. Lost 2nd St in NW Mandan. Name Cozmo. 400-9576 if found. HEAT YOUR SHOP with waste oil. New & used waste oil furnaces, Lanair parts & service, Jim Grothe Electric 701-223-2311.

ADORABLE YORKIE X Maltese pups, smart, non-shed, little lap dogs, 701-269-7375


25000 WATT, Winco PTO Generator with trailer, (701)225-2324

“OSCAR” Cairn Terrier male pup, no shed, no allergy, great pet. $150. 771-2529.

GIVE-A-WAY: WOOD Pallets. 2245 Vermont Ave.

234 W Broadway. Open Thurs 3-8, Fri & Sat 10-3, Sunday Noon-5. 20% off!


CLARINET - Soprano B Clarinet- pads were replaced 2 years ago. $350. Call Lisa at 250-8865

GIVEAWAY WOODEN ROUND table with leaf with wooden pedestal legs. Call 701-471-3149

one-named singer Small bird Movie lioness Mrs. Nick Charles California fort Kind of system Bit of paint Unfold, in poetry


PLOWS for ATV&UTV, Black Line Plows, move snow/dirt. Down force not gravity, power angle & lift. Special OFFER $750 well they last. A & M Sales & Storage, 1920 Lovett Ave, Bis, 701-223-4040

We are a debt-relief agency.

IRONING board, Antique, Wooden Adjustable, very sturdy. $25 OBO Call 233-5582


Wall Mirror, 34”x48” with beveled edges. Solid back for wall hanging. $55 or OBO! 701-258-4750.

Chapter 7 & 13

Toll Free: 1-888-695-4936

ANIMALS FOR giveaway are listed under Pets/Supplies classification #510.

BUFFALO: 500 Buffalo heifers plus spring heifer calves for sale McLaughlin pricing upon request. 727 799-2111.


( 4 blocks east of ARC Thrift Store)






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MULTIPOOS, 7 wks old, mostly white, REALLY lovable, clean & neat. 391-1290 PUGGLE F, APRI Beagle M/F, Beagleiers M/F, $300 Call 701-212-2030 PUREBRED JACK Russell pup, so cute & smart. $175. Call 776-6734. Delivery.

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VIKINGS HOME GAMES! lower level, $135-$300. Call 701-280-0759.

A simple reminder: Just as it is important to use caution when replying to suspicious offers in email or on the phone, you should also use caution when replying to classified advertisements that require advance payment. The North Dakota Attorney Generals’ Consumer Protection Division is available to offer assistance and answer questions if you think an offer or company is questionable. If you have any questions, you can reach them at 701-328-3404 or 1-800-472-2600.



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for a growing, energetic law firm. Litigation experience helpful. Salary DOE. Good benefits and great coworkers. You won’t dread work everymorning.

KATHRYN’S 1605 Park Ave

Obedience classes for Puppy, Basic,. Enhanced & CGC with testing. 663-4441

644 JOHN DEERE Wheel Loader 3 yard bucket. Real good shape. $19,500. Call 701-220-1473

FRIDGE 23.6 Cu. Ft., Almond colored GE Fridge / Freezer with Ice Maker. Works Great. $175 4717021



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Log Mantel for sale. Spruce, kiln dried, wood joinery is something to marvel at. Done very meticulous, high quality. $450 (701)516-2990.





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OLD MAC’S horse boots, pony size 0, used one day, too big. Half price $85 for one pair (qty 2 boots). 701-663-9124 or contact Human Resources @ (701) 222-6669 or e-mail at


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to assist in managing aspects of the day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include: departmental development, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment. The Human Resources Associate will assist with implementation of services, policies, and programs. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, organizational planning, compensation and employment relations. New Graduates are welcomed. Send cover letter and resume by Dec. 31 to: Marilyn Bender, 211 Collins Avenue, Mandan, ND 58554 Or email to:

FOR SALE: Bottomless Guardrail Feedbunks 26’x4’x 27’’. Only $675/bunk! Cow, calf, & sheepbunks available. Built strong to last forever, easily move, and keep cows out. Delivery and discounts available. Call 605-848-0291.

REPEAT PERFORMANCE will pay you cash on the spot or consign your gently used MATERNITY clothes & accessories. 2 yrs old or newer. Call 255-0096 for more info. www.consignrepeat

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Expanding North Dakota Technology Company is seeking skilled service technicians in the Minot area. Experience in electronics, printer/copier repair, and a networking background are necessary. Good customer service skills and clean driving record a must. Wage based on experience. Please email resumes to

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Are you interested in flying? Fly with EMS, based out of Linton, ND. Call Tracey (701)851-0532


Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree preferred in health care, social work, business or other field • Three to five years of progressively responsible experience implementing effective advocacy, legislative and community engagement techniques • ND policy experience preferred with a working knowledge of the federal and SD policy environment helpful • Experience in the community health center program preferred CHAD offers competitive salary and benefits. To apply please send salary requirements, cover letter, resume and references by Dec. 20, 2010 to: karen@community or

Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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This position will support the organization by meeting the needs of the members related to ND advocacy, legislation and policy and through responsiveness to needs-based community development.

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The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) is seeking and exceptional individual to serve as the Director of Policy and Community Planning in our Bismarck, ND office on matters related to public policy advocacy in ND at the state and national levels and to serve as lead staff person for community planning, improving access to comprehensive primary and preventative care in ND/SD.

All positions include alternating weekends and holidays. Application Deadline: December 14, 2010

Apply via fax to (763) 201-3290, on-line at: employment.cfm or via email to: Join a progressive employee- owned chain of 90 stores! We offer excellent salary, medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k),Employee Stock Ownership Plan, PD holidays and vacations and discount for you and your family members. White Drug is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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2 BDRM., off st. prkg., private entrance, no pets. Call 701-663-8502. 2 BDRM., prvt entry, off-st prkg. 701-223-8568 Rocky Gordon & Co.

Bankrupt? We can help. Call for a precise quote. Payments on your terms accepted.

LaRoy Baird Attorney at Law

Debt Relief Agency 30 years experience.

223-6400 120 N 3rd St. Suite 210 Bismarck, ND


2 BDRM, A/C. No smoking $525 per month. 104 6th St. NE. Call 220-9069. 2 BDRM, Avail. now. No pets, smoking, or parties. No HAP. 667-5774 or 663-3223. 2 BDRM, off street parking, no pets/smoking $535 +lights. Call 663-8502

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Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrm. apts., Avail. NOW Elevator, CA, microwave, DW, sec. bldg. Breakfast island, heat incl., in unit Lndry hookup, coin Lndry on each floor, reserved off st. prkg. Comm room. (water, sewer, garbage pd). No pets/smoke. 710-1175 sq. ft. EHO IMM Apts, Mandan Place, 101 1st Ave NW & Main Ave. Mandan 701-250-7110

2 BDRM 10 plex, near hospitals. 222-3749 or 223-8568 Rocky Gordon & Co. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, single stall gar., W/D, no pets/smoking. Near hospital. 701-471-6874. 2 bdrm., older unit, gar, $470 +lights 223-8568 Rocky Gordon & Company

RJR Maint. & Mgmt. 701-663-1736

➦ For Rent

Apts. (1, 2 & 3 Bdrms.), Homes & Duplexes Some W/D. Small Pets Welcome (in some bldgs.) Availability 8:30am-5pm or UPDATED 2 bdrm, in 4 unit, lwr lvl, no smoking/pets, $475 +util. 701-220-3935 Lve Msg.

1 & 2 BDRMS off str parking laundry, no smoking, no pets $425 & up. 701-258-6466 2 BDRMS $495 + lights & $500 deposit. 1429 N. 21st St. Call 701-223-5984. 2 BDRMS Now 12-plex. Call Marvin 222-3749 or Rocky Gordon & Co. at 223-8568.

FSBO: 420 3rd Ave SE, Steele ND. 3+Bdrm., 2 bath, appl. incl. dbl. gar., 5 lots, big storage/gar. $85,000 Neg. 7 0 1 - 3 6 0 - 1 4 7 5 , 701-284-6836

BRENDEL HOMES New Condos & Homes Available. or call Pete anytime for showing at 701-471-9571

We List, We Sell, We Buy, We Trade, We Finance! Call Liechty Listing Service, LLS. 223-0555 or 202-1640

Nice area of town in Mandan No smoking, no pets. Private bath, W/D, share the kitchen, & cable, $400/month + 1/2 utilities. Call for more info. 701-751-1693.

SORENSEN Estate Ranch/ Hunting land for sale on bids. 640 acres, loc. N. of Garrison ND. Bids by Dec. 17th. For bid packet & additional information, contact Sorensen Law Firm, Minot ND 701-839-7585.


MAPLETON APT’S 2 &3 bdrm,2 bath, garage W/D, C/A, heat & water pd. 391-5795 / 222-8171

PARKWOOD APTS. Manager • 255-4472

2 Bdrm - Garage & Swimming Pool ROCKY GORDON & COMPANY • 223-8568

1 BDRM w/balcony, appliances, carpet, A/C, parking, $500 & $505/mo. 220-3440 2 BDRM Now! Near Gateway. Call Rocky Gordon & Co. 223-8568

2 BDRM lower level, $500 + heat & lights, off street parking, laundry hookups, no pets/ smoking. Call 701-258-5524

Call Today for private showing! 701-250-7110

2 & 3 BDRM, Bis. WD, CA, shed, deck, fncd yard, no pets /smoking. 258-6205 2 BDRM., $650 + MDU. $350 Dep. $150 Dep. for small dogs. Call Dan at 391-8864. 2 or 3 Bdrms. W/D, Close to School. HAP Welcome! VCZ, INC. ‘ 258-9404. COMING SOON!! 3 bdrms & 1 bath, $700 + utilities, $700 Deposit. Call 701-663-2600 NICE USED MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT. Call 663-9219 or 391-0633

Scottsdale AZ condo 2 bdrm. 2 ba, great loc. avail Jan-May 701-226-9823

Professional Building 5th & Rosser ph. 258-4000

24X26 DBL garage w/opener, heat, air, good lighting, lots of outlits, 220 volt. 426-3369 NEW HEATED SHOPS for rent: 24x60. Available Nov. 1st. Call 701-663-2600 NEW LARGE 14x50 Cold Storage Units w/14ft overhead doors in S. Bis Reasonable. 202-7780 NOW OPEN! Gold Arrow Storage. 106 1/2 Schlosser Ave. Mandan. Units 10x20, 8x6 1/2, (701) 202-3020

2 & 2 1/2 Bdrm., Balcony, Carpet, AC, Appl. $575 $630 Call 220-3440.

2001 Chevy Tahoe LT, SALE $9499 WARRANTY, LEATHER, 3rd row seat, loaded, air ride, trades welcome 701-663-5381.

2003 TOYOTA 4 Runner 4X4 SR5 Spoiler, 4L V6, Keyless Entry, Alloy Wheels etc Extra clean, nice condition $16,500 223-8000 Bismarck

06 Yukon Denali AWD has all the options, htd leather, NAV, sunroof, loaded! very sharp Books $25,500. selling for just $19,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon226-1114

03 Chevy Avalanche 1500 4X4 Crew cab, $15999, Very low miles, wrnty 5.3L vortec, loaded, Chrome wheels, trade welcome 701-663-5381 2006 CHEVY 1500 Crew Cab LT, leather, 77,000 miles, $16,500. Call 391-4335 2002 CHEVY 3500 Dually 4x4, 8.1L gas, crew cab, 136k miles, leather int., hunter green color, tinted windows. Lots of new parts. Which incl. new tranny cooler lines, oil cooler lines, fuel pump, air flow sensor, new brakes, new tires, $12,000 w/out grill guard, $13,000 with grill guard. 701-782-4363 or 851-0140 please lv msg.

03 Chevy 2500 HD Crew Cab LT, SALE $14999, 6.0L auto, 1 owner, 4X4, loaded, New tires, leather, warranty, trade welcome 701-663-5381

97 Chevy 1500 4x4 Silverado Ext Cab Short Box AT 6cyl economy P windows, locks. $6495 cash, $6995 trade. Warranty. Call 701-258-8881.

05 DODGE Dakota 4x4 fully loaded, 43k miles, red quad cab, bed cover, remote start, 6k miles on new tires, 4.7L V8, back up alarm. heated seats. $15,900. 701-223-2491

1996 NISSAN Sentra GXE, 4dr, auto, air, styled wheels, spoiler, only 85K, great gas mileage, only $2988.00 Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114

2000 ACURA RL 4 door. Excellent condition. Heated leather seats, Good Tires. Front wheel drive. Priced to sell. $8850. 701-390-3542 or 471-6000 Bismarck

1986 BOUNDER 454 engine, generator, 32 foot, basement storage, 70k miles. $5000 OBO. For info call 7 0 1 - 2 5 8 - 3 5 3 4 , 701-226-6123

2008 SATURN Aura XR sedan, V6, air, htd leather, full power, like new, factory warranty, 32K, Only $14,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114 Use your 2010 tax refund today to get the financing and vehicle you want. Visit Auto Finance Super Center 877-918-4131 or

1995 CHEVY 3/4 ton heavy duty cargo van. Over $4000 invested in mechanical. 114k miles. $2490. 701-527-2724

2000 FORD Cargo Van 5.4 Automatic Air Cond. Nice clean van MUST SELL $4950 or best offer. Call 471-6000 Bismarck

1995 FORD Club Wagon 1/2 ton cargo van, 113k miles, mechanically sound, good tires and paint. $2490. Call 701-527-2724

2001 CHEVY Impala LS, 3.8 Liter, 16k miles, very clean, fully loaded, leather, $7900 OBO. Call 701-321-1503

2006 Chrysler Sebring 30 MPG, PW, PL, AC, nice clean car! $4995 cash, $5995 trade. Warranty. 701-258-8881.

1989 FORD 1 ton van with 460 motor, auto tran., remote start, heavy duty hitch, has plenty of power but gets poor mileage. $1600. or trade for car hauler flatbed trailer. (701)824-2040.

2008 HONDA Odyssey EX Van, Only 29,650 miles, Power Sliding Doors, Factory Warranty. Non Smoker.No Accidents. Nice Condition. $23850 471-6000 Bismarck.



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2003 CBR 954 very nice shape. black and silver. Tons of extras! matching helmet. $4500 OBO (701) 516-2498

AFFORDABLE NEW CONSTRUCTION! 2 bdrm, 2 bath, no steps, slab on grade, lrg dbl garage. Move in ready, many upgrades. Call 701-250-0521.

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1997 Buick LaSabre Limited, 4dr, 3.8 V6, air, full power, clean, 2 owner, all service records, $3288.00 Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114


NO TRADE PRICES WITH WARRANTY 150 2x4 $2,999.00 250 2x4 $3,333.00 550 H1 $5,930.00 550 H1 LE $6,789.00 700 H1 $6,536.00 700 H1 SE $6,999.00 700 H1 LE $7,373.00

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2009 CAMRY LE, 4dr, auto, A/C, PS, PW, PL only 24K, like new, factory warranty. Only $17,999. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114

$179,900. 4BR on main level, 3BA, 3 car garage + pad. Updated w/ lrg mstr suite, fireplace, large yard, 10x12 shed, vinyl siding. 1717 Longley Ave. 224-6744

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2008 AUDI A6 Quattro AWD S Line, Tech & Sport Package, Well Equipped Low Miles, Factory Warranty Very Nice Condition Only $32,950 223-8000 Bismarck

1995 BUICK Park Ave, 4dr, 3.8 V6, leather, full power, like new tires, Exc. Cond. Only $2988. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114

NEW ENCLOSED TRAILERS FOR SALE: 8.5’ X 25’ V-nose Auto / Snowmobile Hauler with 2-3.5k braked axles, front ramp door, side door and rear ramp door, grey in color, $6,300; 7’ X 12’ Enclosed with 3.5k axle, side door and rear ramp door, white, $3,300; 5’ X 8’ Enclosed with 3k ax- le, side door and rear ramp door, white, $2,300. Taking orders for custom built Atlas Enclosed Trailers - call for a quote 667-2116



2000 BUICK Lasabre, fully loaded with leather interior, like new, $6400. Trades Welcomed. Call Ed at 701-336-7822 or 400-0264. 2006 FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD LE SUPER SLIDE!! Very nice travel trailer for sale outright, or cash for deed. Model is M29BHSS. Sleeps 6-8 peo- ple. Queen sized master bedroom with doors, fold down sofa, fold down table, and bunks. Very roomy kitchen featuring fridge, built in microwave, and 3 burner stove. Beautiful cabinets lots of storage. Nice tall TV stand w / stereo in living room area. Neutral decor. Bathroom has good sized tub / shower combo with commode and sink. Asking $14,500 or best offer. Please call 701-260-5482 for more info or photos - MUST SELL!

2007 Chevy 3500 HD Duramax, Allison, Crew cab, 4x4, tow bed, 65k miles, very nice, $28500 cons. trades. Call 701-851-0033.

01 Dodge Neon 4 cylinder AC CD Rated 39 MPG, Great school or work car $2995 Cash or $3495 Trade, Warranty 701-258-8881 2009 FORD Taurus Limited, leather, power sunroof, loaded, 41,000 miles. Call 701-391-4335

01 OLDS Silhouette Premier Edition Van Has it all With Leather Selling at $4988.00. Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114

08 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 Crew cab Long box Duramax Allison Loaded Leath, Nav, dvd Bose.moon roof. 34k mi cons. trade $32,500. 701-851-0033

06 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT3 4x4, $18999 Warranty, LEATHER, NEW TIRES, Bose system, crew cab, 6.0L, trade welcome 701-663-5381

7 10 97 Pontiac Gr Am Low Miles for the year $2625 cash $3195 trade, warranty. Call for details 701-258-8881

‘94 CARRIAGE commander 5th wheel, 36ft, 2 slides, washer/dryer, full refrig., queen bed, ice maker, good condition. $8500. 662-392-0356 after 5pm

78 Ford F150 2x2 V-8 Auto Cheap Truck Just $698.00 Wentz Auto- Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040

2005 Pontiac Bonneville 96K. Excellent condition. Auto start, pl, pw, tinted windows, cd, cruise, tilt. $6700 701-290-3670

2009 PONTIAC G6, 37K, loaded, black cloth int., alum wheels, factory remote start, Exc. Cond. Must sell! $10,900 Call 391-4502

2001 30ft Salam Camper. Perfect condition $4,800 or reasonable offer. Call Matt at 320-249- 7371 2004 29 FT CONQUEST Supreme by Gulfstream, 295RLS Travel Trailer, great condition, full-size bed, large slide out, rear living room, lots of storage, $12,500 OBO. Located in Dickinson, Call 662-392-8289 after 5pm

1987 CHEVY Dakota pickup truck, Sold as is, Sealed Bids accepted at The Salvation Army, 601 S Washington St. Min. bid $250. Bids will be opened on Dec. 14.

2008 GMC Yukon SLT,

64,000 miles, white with black leather interior, loaded with everything other than Navigation, 20” rims. $31,500 Very Sharp! Call 701.391.1381

2001 GMC Yukon SLT 4X4 $8999, Leather, 3rd row seat, WARRANTY, 135000 miles, 5.3L Vortec, trades welcome 701-663-5381.

2011 FOREST RIVER Blue Ridge - Fireplace, leather sofa & recliners. Tan Exterior! $42,900 Call 701-839-8878

ESTABLISHED 8 yr old company in Bismarck has 1 of it’s gift shops (kiosk) for sale due to health issues. Great part time business. Open Nov-Dec or longer if you wish. $45,000. Call (701)426-1979

07 GMC ENVOY SLE, 4dr, 4x4, A/C, full power, DVD only 46K, factory warranty, $19,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon, 226-1114

03 DODGE 3500 SLT 4x4 Laramie 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel, 6 spd, lthr, $25,000 cash, $26,995 trade in. Wrnty. 701-258-8881

Call Jimbys 701-663-7176


Real Estate

Includes gar., heat paid, W/D, D/W.

SNOWMOBILES: 2005 King Cat EFI mint. 2001 600 Mountain Cat. 1997 Jag Dlx. 1996 Jag 440 Liquid. 1973 Panther 340 for parts or restorable.

1997 Mercury Mystique $2499, LOW MILES, 30MPG, V-6 auto, loaded, trades welcome 701-663-5381

MANDAN 3 bdrm., no pets/smoking, $700 mo. +MDU. 663-5610 after 5pm.

Stop~ Look~ Lease • Avail. 1/1. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath.


2005 Honda Accord EX air, cruise, moon roof red ext. grey int. 73000 miles excelent cond. $11,500 202-9659.

1 BDRM. furn. all util. & cable paid, $150 dep for small dogs $850/mo. $350 dep. 391-8864


Call today!! 701-250-7110

2004 FORD Taurus SE, runs great, 101,800 miles, with V6 motor, Gray in color, $3900 OBO. Call 701-202-1681

04 Buick Rainier AWD V-6 Loaded w/ Htd Leather, Local Vehicle. Really Nice for only $10988.00 Wentz AutoNapoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040

2007 GMC Yukon XL, 6L V8, htd leather, 3 seats, air, full power, NAV, DVD, like new. factory warranty, 52K, Priced below book, $32,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114



Rent Your Home, Own your Life!! Many floor plans to choose from! 701-255-5452 EHO SPACIOUS APTS / GREAT LOCATION!! 1 Bdrm., 1 Bdrm. Corp. & 2 Bdrm. apts avail. NOW! Avail. 1/1 - 3 Bdrm., Incl. WD, DW, Micro. & Gar.

2009 700 XTX Prowler w/tracks, 700 miles 2009 700 XTX Prowler 400 miles 2009 700 XTX Prowler 1900 miles 2009 Polaris Ranger 700 XP LE 2600 miles 2008 700 XTX Prowler w/soft cab 2200 miles 2008 650 XT Prowler 2009 700 H1 LE w/snowplow 2008 700 EFI Camo 2008 700 EFI w/winch 2008 366 2008 400 Auto 2007 700 EFI 2007 650 TBX 2007 400 Auto 2007 400 DVX TS loaded 2006 500 TBX 2006 400 Auto 2005 500 Auto 2001 Chinese 50 2x4

07 Ford Focus ZX5 SE 5Dr only 32,000 miles 5-Speed for great Economy car is like new for just $8889.00. Wentz Auto-Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040

2 BDRM Bismarck, main floor duplex, W/D hookup, no smoking/ pets, $550+heat & lights. 701-220-327, 223-1610

ARIKARA APT’S. 2 bdrm. Spacious, gar. avail., near Arrowhead & Capitol. 255-2880 Rocky Gordon & Co. 223-8568. HIGH RIDGE NORTH MANAGER ~ 222-2918 1 & 2 bdrms, garage, frplc.,well maintained, very nice grounds! Pool & Tennis Courts. ROCKY GORDON & CO. 701-223-8568 2 bdrm now near gateway Call



Calgary & Century East Apts. have openings for 2 & 3 bdrms. 255-2573 LRG 1 bdrm, 2 bath, no pets no smoking. Age 55+ $695. Most util. pd. 223-3040 x173.

2007 BLACK Hummer H3 Excellent Condition. PS, PB, AC, 4x4. 47,000 miles. $21,500 obo. (701)527-4739

1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 X-cab 4X4 $7499, LOW MILES, loaded, very clean, FRESH TRANS. trades welcome. 701-663-5381

2 BDRMS. Off St. Prkg, A/C, $495 + lights. No pets/smoking. 527-1628. 2 BDRMS: off str. parking, no pets, $500 + lights & $500 deposit. Call 701-223-5984.

2008 Suzuki King Quad 750. 740 miles. One owner, very well taken care of. Includes snow plow and buddy seat, $7,000. Add tilt trailer, $7,250. (701)721-2864 SUZUKI Z400 4 Wheeler, $1500. Call (701) 220-5971

2 BDRM. apts. with W/D, with or without gar., Also Luxurious Lakewood Apts., Call 663-7975 or 226-8964.



4 BDRM 2 bath, hot tub, 1 car gar. $139,900 OBO. Listed with Alliance Real Estate. 309 13th Ave NE ~391-8864

2002 Ford Escort ZX-2 SALE $3999 WARRANTY, LEATHER, PWR ROOF, NEW TIRES, 35MPG, trades welcome. 701-663-5381

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08 GMC Dmax 4dr. sbox SLT Loaded htdleather 75k all hwy no pulling miles. ext.warranty to 120k mi. $37,000 obo (701)220-4853

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‘80 GMC 4x4, new tires, body recently rhino lined, 350 motor $4500 OBO. Call 224-9060.

2004 FORD F350 Lariat V10, fully loaded leather interior, Astro start, very clean, 114K miles, Must sell, $15,400 OBO. Call 701-321-1503 1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4X4, SALE $6499, 6.8L V-10 auto, LEATHER, 4 door, 8ft box, trades welcome. Call 701-663-5381 12” LIFT kit for Chevy pick up and 4 five bolt chrome rims, (701)220-5971 WANTED TO BUY: Late 1970’s 4WD Ford Pickup 3/4 ton or 1 ton, body not important. 701-529-4424

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Looking for a big finish South Border’s Olson seeks a second straight state crown

Favre not sure if he’ll play

By MICHAEL WEBER Bismarck Tribune Last year, South Border wrestler Devin Olson experienced the thrill of victory 38 times. The agony of defeat? Zero. Olson’s dream season ended with his first state championship. Now a senior, he’s determined to end his high school career the same way. “That’s what I’m planning on right now,” said Olson, who captured the Class B 215-pound state crown last February at Fargo. “It felt great closing out the year with a championship. It’s the way every athlete wants to finish a year. When I walk off the mat for the last time, I want to walk off a state champion.” Olson, who attends Wishek High School, got his senior season off to a good start, going 4-0 last Saturday in a season-opening tournament at Napoleon. He had a major decision and three pins on the way to the 215-pound title. South Border, the Ashley-Wishek co-op, took the team championship, outscoring two-time defending state champion Oakes 265.5-233.5. “The Napoleon tournament is a good one to start with. There’s always good competition there,” Olson said. “I went into the tournament in really good shape, which is kind of different from other years because it usually takes awhile to get into wrestling shape. But the coaches have been pushing us really hard from the start. We were ready to go on Saturday.” Last year, Olson became the first South Border wrestler in several years to go through a season unde-



Devin Olson of South Border, top, went 38-0 and won the Class B 215-pound state title last season. feated. He said having an unblemished record was never a goal. “Being a state champion was always the goal. Going undefeated was just a bonus,” Olson said. “It is quite an accomplishment, though,

and something to be proud of. I knew if I worked hard enough anything was possible.” Olson became a varsity regular as an eighth-grader and has placed in the state tournament three

times. He finished fifth at 171 in 2008 and fourth at 189 in 2009. Olson won 35 matches as a freshman and 31 as a sophomore. He has a career mark of 134-42. Continued on 3D

Meyer resigns at Florida By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Urban Meyer is leaving one of the premier jobs in college football for the second time to spend more time with his family. In a campus news conference Meyer said he wants to make being a husband and father his top priority. “I have not seen my two girls play high school sports. I can’t get that time back,” he said. The 46-year-old coach led Florida to two national titles but briefly resigned last December, Associated Press citing health concerns, but Florida coach Urban Meyer, who returned the next day. He had turned in his resignation Wednesday, been hospitalized with chest won two national titles with the pains after the Gators lost to Alabama in last season’s SouthGators.

eastern Conference championship game. “Last year was a knee-jerk reaction,” Meyer said. “This year was just completely different.” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said he had no “second guesses” about how he handled Meyer’s very brief resignation last year. “He’s at peace with his life,” Foley said. “He wasn’t at peace a year ago, and this institution helped him get there.” Meyer called Foley on Saturday to tell him he was contemplating retirement. They met Tuesday to finalize his intentions. “He’s put his heart and soul into college football,” Foley told The Associated Press before the news conference. “He’s not sick.

This is a totally different situation than a year ago. He just wants to take a step back and spend time with his family.” Foley said the coaching search will begin immediately and hopes to have a new coach in the next 2½ weeks. Me y e r’s a n n o u n c e m e n t caught players, fans and the rest of college football by surprise. He called assistant coaches, many of whom were on the road recruiting, earlier this week to relay the news. Quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler told the AP he was “stunned” and that no one saw this coming. “We’ll be fine,” said Loeffler, adding that Meyer was planning to meet with his staff Wednesday Continued on 4D

Unusual journey for Newton By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn wasn’t even looking for a quarterback when the Tigers happened upon Cam Newton at a little junior college in Texas. Tigers assistant coach Curtis Luper made a recruiting trip to little Blinn College in Texas about a year ago looking at wide receiver Dexter Ransom, not a passer. “We were not even going to take a quarterback,” offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. “Coach Luper went down and said, ’You’ve got to take a look at this quarterback.’ It just so happened one of our guys was leaving

Minnesota QB Brett Favre suffered a shoulder injury during last week’s game against Buffalo.

and it opened up a spot. I went down there and checked him out and started doing homework on film and checking out his background. It was probably within a month of signing day when we actually started recruiting him. “I’d never even heard of him. I didn’t even know who he was.” They didn’t get Ransom; he signed with Arizona. What the Tigers did get was a meteoric rise to national prominence with the Heisman favorite, an SEC championship and a shot at the BCS title in Glendale, Ariz., against Oregon on Jan. 10. Newton is one of four Heisman finalists, joining Oregon running back LaMichael James, Boise State

quarterback Kellen Moore and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. He’s widely regarded as a decisive favorite after a season when neither Southeastern Conference defenses nor an NCAA investigation slowed him down. Newton is also a finalist for the Maxwell Award, which goes to college football’s best player, and the Davey O’Brien Award for the top quarterback. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newton played the final four games amid a barrage of reports that his father was involved in a pay-forplay scheme during his recruiting at Mississippi State, and even academic cheating during his stay at Continued on 4D

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Auburn QB Cam Newton, right, celebrates with former Auburn star and Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson after Auburn’s 56-17 win over South Carolina last Saturday.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre’s sprained throwing shoulder is making it difficult for him to put on a shirt or pull on his socks, so the 41-year-old is going to wait a few days before he decides about playing against the New York Giants on Sunday. Favre said Wednesday he is unsure if he will be able to extend his NFL record for consecutive games started against the Giants. The Vikings quarterback hopes a few more days of rest will provide some clarity for him to make a decision by Friday, but interim coach Leslie Frazier said he wouldn’t be surprised if it goes right up until game time. He has started 297 straight regular season games, a record he cherishes more than any other he has achieved over the past 20 seasons. But if that mark ends on Sunday, Favre insisted he is fine with that. “It really hasn’t crossed my mind this week that I’ve got to get out there to keep the streak going,” Favre said. “I think the most important streak right now is we’ve won two in a row.” Fa v r e d i d n o t p r a c t i c e Wednesday and said it was unlikely that he would get much work in this week. He’s played through numerous injuries throughout his career to keep the remarkable streak going, a reputation for toughness that has Frazier thinking that he’ll be ready to go again this week. “Brett Favre is so, so unique when it comes to recovering from injuries,” Frazier said. “I’m optimistic that he will be out there playing on Sunday.” In what he says is his final season, Favre has only reinforced his iron man reputation. He is playing on a left foot that has two broken bones and has also played through tendinitis in his throwing elbow and injuries to his calf, neck, back and chin. Still, he’s thrown a league-high 18 interceptions and his 69.6 quarterback rating ranks 29th in the league, ahead of only Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen. Favre said this injury, a sprained SC joint, is different. He’s never had one like it before and isn’t sure how he will recover. It happened when he was crunched by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats in the third play of the game on Sunday and is even more significant because it is in his throwing shoulder, which rendered him unable to play the rest of the game. “I know if I pull my shirt over my head right now, I’m going to feel it,” Favre said. “And if you think that way in a game: ’Ooh, if I throw this hook, it’s going to (hurt), I may want to throw it to the flat first,’ then I probably shouldn’t play.” Tarvaris Jackson filled in for the rest of the game, throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions in Minnesota’s 38-14 win over Buffalo. If Favre cannot play, Jackson would get the start. Frazier said team doctors and trainers are still discussing if a painkilling injection would even help Favre. A sprained SC joint is a rare Continued on 4D




NDSU’s Landon Smith. Girls basketball: Minot at Bismarck. Boys hockey: Minot at Century. Bobcats: Matthew Gates

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BOISE, Idaho — Luke Jackson scored Idaho’s final 10 points as the Stampede picked up its first victory of the season with a late rally past the Dakota Wizards. The Wizards never trailed until Jackson hit a fadeaway with 1:17 to play, giving the Stampede its first lead (7978). Jackson, who finished with 16 points, made four free throws in the final minute to extend the lead. Darren Cooper had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but his 3point attempt went in and out. Three-time NBA all-star Antoine Walker made his DLeague debut for Idaho. Walker had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes. The Wizards were led by Chris Johnson, who had 25 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Renaldo Major had 18 points, while Cooper scored 12 and had nine assists. Wizards 28 44 66 80 Idaho 18 37 62 83 WIZARDS (80): Willie Kemp 0-2 0-0 0, Darren Cooper 3-9 6-8 12, Renaldo Major 6-17 6-6 18, Walter Sharpe 1-11 0-0 2, Chris Johnson 11-17 3-4 25, Dominique Scales 00 0-0 0, Mike Gerrity 1-2 0-0 2, Brandon Johnson 4-12 3-4 11, Robert Diggs 1-2 0-0 2, Mike Anderson 3-5 2-4 8. Totals 30-77 2026 80. IDAHO (83): Seth Tarver 2-5 0-0 4, Dontell Jefferson 0-4 0-1 0, Luke Jackson 5-11 5-5 16, Carlos Wheeler 3-7 3-3 9, Eric Boateng 0-4 2-2 2, Lance Hurdle 5-14 2-2 15, Luke Babbitt 6-14 5-5 18, Antoine Walker 5-11 35 13, DeSean Hadley 0-0 2-2 2, Willie Jenkins 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 28-73 22-25 83. 3-pointers: W 0-9 (Major 0-1, Gerrity 0-1, B. Johnson 0-2, Cooper 0-5), I 5-22 (Hurdle 37, Jackson 1-3, Babbitt 1-3, Wheeler 0-1, Jenkins 0-1, Tarver 0-2, Jefferson 0-2, Walker 0-3). Rebounds: W 51 (Johnson 16), I 50 (Wheeler 9). Assists: W 19 (Cooper 9), I 18 (Jackson 6). Fouls: W 22, I 23. Technical fouls: W none, I 1 — Walker. Steals: W 8 (Cooper 3), I 10 (Hurdle 3, Jackson 3). Turnovers: W 19, I 20. Blocked shots: W 10 (C. Johnson 7), I 8 (Wheeler 4). A: 1,509. Records: W 1-6, I 0-7.

STANDINGS East Conference W Iowa 7 Fort Wayne 4 Erie 4 Maine 3 Springfield 3 Sioux Falls 2 Dakota 1 West Conference W Reno 6 Texas 5 New Mexico 4 Rio Grande Valley Bakersfield 4 Utah 4 Austin 4 Tulsa 3 Idaho 1 Tuesday’s Games

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Pct .857 .833 .571 3 .500 .500 .444 .429 .125

GB — ½ 2 .571 2½ 2½ 3 3 5½

Rio Grande Valley 95, New Mexico 88 Austin 126, Sioux Falls 121 Erie 102, Utah 82 Wednesday’s Games Rio Grande Valley 107, New Mexico 91 Idaho 83, Dakota 80 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Austin at Springfield, 6 p.m. Maine at Erie, 6 p.m. Tulsa at Sioux Falls, 7 p.m. New Mexico at Iowa, 7 p.m. Utah at Idaho, 8 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at Reno, 9 p.m. Dakota at Bakersfield, 9 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LANE JOHNSON CLASSIC At Bismarck State Friday, Dec. 10 Women Dakota College-Bottineau vs. Turtle Mountain, 2 p.m. Bismarck State vs. Jamestown JV Men DC-Bottineau vs. Turtle Mountain, 4 p.m. Bismarck State vs. Stone Child, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 Men Stone Child vs. DC-Bottineau, noon Bismarck State vs. Turtle Mountain, 6 p.m. Women Jamestown JV vs. DC-Bottineau, 2 p.m. Bismarck State vs. Turtle Mountain, 6 p.m.


Conference Overall W L W L MSU-Mankato 2 0 6 0 SW Minn. St. 2 0 5 1 Minn.-Duluth 2 0 4 2 Winona State 1 0 5 0 Northern State 1 1 5 1 U-Mary 1 1 5 1 Bemidji State 1 1 4 2 Conc.-St. Paul 1 1 4 2 MSU-Moorhead 1 1 4 2 St. Cloud State 1 1 2 4 Upper Iowa 0 1 1 4 Wayne State 0 2 4 2 Minn.-Crookston 0 2 4 2 Augustana 0 2 3 3 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Minnesota-Crookston 64, St. Scholastica 56 Friday, Dec. 10 U-Mary at Augustana, 8 p.m. Northern State at Wayne State Winona State at Bemidji State MSU-Mankato at Concordia-St. Paul Southwest Minnesota St. at St. Cloud St. Upper Iowa at Minnesota-Duluth Saturday, Dec. 11 U-Mary at Wayne State, 6 p.m. MSU-Moorhead at Minnesota-Crookston Upper Iowa at Bemidji State SW Minnesota State at Concordia-St. Paul MSU-Mankato at St. Cloud State Winona State at Minnesota-Duluth Northern State at Augustana

North Dakota St. 1 0 5 3 Western Illinois 1 1 5 4 IUPUI 1 1 4 5 South Dakota St. 0 1 7 1 UMKC 0 2 5 3 Southern Utah 0 2 2 6 Centenary 0 2 0 10 Tuesday, Dec. 7 Arkansas-Monticello 71, Centenary 62 Wednesday, Dec. 8 South Dakota State 84, Mayville State 57 IPFW 78, Toledo 65 Western Illinois 68, Culver Stockton 44 UMKC 70, Utah Valley 63 Illinois 74, Oakland 63 Thursday, Dec. 9 IUPUI at Ohio State

Conference Overall W L W L Utah Valley 0 0 4 4 North Dakota 0 0 3 5 South Dakota 0 0 3 6 NJIT 0 0 2 5 T-Pan American 0 0 3 7 Chicago State 0 0 2 7 Houston Baptist 0 0 1 6 Tuesday, Dec. 7 Canisius 73, South Dakota 69 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Northern Arizona 68, Texas-Pan American 55 Lafayette 72, NJIT 56 UMKC 70, Utah Valley 63

UND (49): Mallory Youngbut 4-10 0-0 11, Corey Lof 1-1 0-0 2, Allyssa Wall 5-82-2 12, Charnay Mothershed 1-5 2-2 4, Carly Rothfusz 0-1 0-0 0, Charnise Mothershed 1-6 00 2, Nicole Smart 1-7 3-4 5, Madi Buck 2-8 0-0 6, Katie Houdek 2-3 1-15, Megan Lauck 0-3 0-2 0, Shyla Kuehl 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 1853 8-11 49. KSU (76): Jalana Childs 4-8 1-1 9, Branshea 5-7 0-0 10, Brittany Chambers 2-9 0-0 5, Taelor Karr 7-8 0-1 16, Mariah White 1-1 0-0 2, Kelsey Hill 2-4 0-0 6, Chantay Caron 2-5 1-2 6, Brianna Kulas 3-7 0-0 6, Stephanie Wittman 1-3 0-0 2, Emma Ostermann 0-0 00 0, JuliAnne Chisholm 3-5 0-2 7, Alina Voronenko 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 33-62 2-6 76. Halftime: KSU 34, UND 16. 3-pointers: UND 5 (Youngblut 3, Buck 2), KSU 8 (Hill 2, Karr 2, Chambers 1, Caron 1, Chisholm 1, Voronenko 1). Rebounds: UND 28 (Wall 9), KSU 39 (four with five). Assists: UND 14 (Youngblut 4, Charnay Mothershed 4), KSU 21 (Chambers 6). Steals: UND 8 (Buck 3), KSU 7 (Chambers 3). Turnovers: UND 28, KSU 23. Fouls: UND 10, KSU 10. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None. Records: UND 1-6 overall; KSU 7-1.

SUMMIT LEAGUE Oakland Oral Roberts North Dakota St.

IPFW 1 1 5 3 Southern Utah 1 1 3 5 IUPUI 1 1 2 6 Western Illinois 1 1 1 7 South Dakota St. 0 1 4 4 UMKC 0 2 3 6 Centenary 0 2 0 6 Tuesday, Dec. 7 North Dakota State 102, Mayville St. 62 South Dakota State 72, Washington State 61 Bradley 62, Western Illinois 55 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Oakland 62,Illinois 61 OT IPFW 73, Valparaiso 65

GREAT WEST Conference Overall W L W L South Dakota 0 0 5 5 T-Pan American 0 0 4 6 Chicago State 0 0 3 5 North Dakota 0 0 1 6 NJIT 0 0 1 6 Utah Valley 0 0 1 6 Houston Baptist 0 0 1 7 Tuesday, Dec. 7 Northern Iowa 73, South Dakota 64 Wagner 71, NJIT 55 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Kansas State 76, North Dakota 49 Texas 112, Texas-Pan American 59 Thursday, Dec. 9 South Dakota at Northern Arizona Lehigh at NJIT BYU at Utah Valley



Conference Overall North Dakota State will W L W L recognize the contributions Dickinson State 2 0 7 5 Black Hills State 1 0 10 2 of longtime coach and Dakota State 1 0 6 4 Jamestown 1 1 8 3 administrator Erv Inniger Valley City State 1 1 4 7 prior to Saturday’s NDSU- Mayville State 0 1 4 4 S.D. Mines 0 1 6 7 UND men’s basketball game Minot State 0 2 3 6 at the Fargodome. Game Tuesday, Dec. 7 Jamestown 71, UM-Morris 52 time is 7 p.m. Chadron State 73, S.D. Mines 63 Wednesday, 8 Inniger, in his 33rd year at Jamestown Dec. 102, Trinity Bible 62 South Dakota State 84, Mayville State 57 NDSU, will retire Jan. 18. He Dec. 9 has been an associate and Thursday, Presentation at Dakota State senior associate athletic director since 1992 after WOMEN’S BASKETBALL spending 14 seasons as the KANSAS STATE 76, UND 49 h e a d m e n’s b a s k e t b a l l MANHATTAN, Kan. — coach. Bismarck’s Madi Buck put up some stats for UND in a 76SUMMIT LEAGUE 49 loss to Kansas State. Buck Conference Overall netted two 3-pointers for six W L W L points and led the Sioux with IPFW 2 0 6 2 Oakland 2 0 5 4 three steals. Oral Roberts 2 0 4 4




Conference W L 2 0 2 0 1 0

Overall W L 6 3 5 5 5 3

Conference Overall W L W L Northern State 2 0 5 1 Wayne State 2 0 5 1 MSU-Moorhead 2 0 5 1 Winona State 1 0 5 0 Augustana 1 1 8 1 St. Cloud State 1 1 4 2 U-Mary 1 1 4 2 Minn.-Crookston 1 1 3 2 Minn.-Duluth 1 1 3 3 SW Minn. St. 1 1 2 4 Upper Iowa 0 1 0 5 MSU-Mankato 0 2 3 3 Bemidji State 0 2 3 3 Conc.-St. Paul 0 2 1 5 Tuesday, Dec. 7 MSU-Moorhead 80, Dickinson State 75 Bemidji State 83, St. Scholastica 31 Friday, Dec. 10 U-Mary at Augustana, 6 p.m. Northern State at Wayne State Winona State at Bemidji State MSU-Mankato at Concordia-St. Paul Southwest Minnesota St. at St. Cloud St. Upper Iowa at Minnesota-Duluth Saturday, Dec. 11 U-Mary at Wayne State, 4 p.m. MSU-Moorhead at Minnesota-Crookston Upper Iowa at Bemidji State SW Minnesota State at Concordia-St. Paul MSU-Mankato at St. Cloud State Winona State at Minnesota-Duluth Northern State at Augustana

DAC Conference Overall W L W L Valley City State 2 0 6 4 Black Hills State 1 0 8 3 Mayville State 1 0 2 5 Minot State 1 1 6 2 Jamestown 1 1 9 3 Dakota State 0 1 3 5 S.D. Mines 0 1 5 4 Dickinson State 0 2 4 6 Tuesday, Dec. 7 Jamestown 80, UM-Morris 46 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Minnesota-Crookston 94, Dickinson State 64 Jamestown 93, Trinity Bible 35 Thursday, Dec. 9 Presentation at Dakota State


FARGO (AP) — North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen has been cleared to play Saturday when the Bison meet Eastern Washington in the Foot-

Dakota at MSU-Mankato, 7 p.m. ball Championship Subdivi- North Bemidji State at Wisconsin Colorado College at St. Cloud State sion playoff quarterfinals. at Minnesota He suffered a slight con- Minnesota-Duluth Michigan Tech at Nebraska-Omaha cussion in a game last Satur- Denver at Alaska-Anchorage day. The Forum newspaper BOYS HOCKEY reports that he’s passed a WEST REGION Region Overall concussion test. W L T OL Pts W L T Jensen told the newspa- Century 2 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 5 2 2 1 per he had a headache Sun- Bismarck Bottineau 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 day but has felt fine since Minot 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 Monday and is “ready to go.” Hazen-Beulah Williston 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 0

NAHL STANDINGS CENTRAL DIVISION Team W L Owatonna 14 9 BOBCATS 15 8 Coulee Region 13 7 Alexandria 11 9 Aberdeen 9 14 Austin 8 14 NORTH DIVISION Team W L St. Louis 20 8 Motor City 16 8 Springfield 15 13 Michigan 14 8 Traverse City 14 10 Janesville 13 8 Chicago 7 19 Port Huron 1 20 SOUTH DIVISION Team W L Texas 18 5 Amarillo 17 5 Topeka 15 7 Wichita Falls 14 11 Corpus Christi 11 14 New Mexico 7 17 WEST DIVISION Team W L Alaska 18 11 Fairbanks 17 9 Wenatchee 15 11 Kenai River 14 11 Fresno 12 12 Dawson Creek 10 17 Thursday, Dec. 9 Dawson Creek at Alaska Friday, Dec. 10 Austin at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m. Owatonna at Aberdeen Coulee Region at Alexandria Michigan at Springfield Wichita Falls at Corpus Christi Traverse City at Port Huron Topeka at Texas St. Louis at Janesville Amarillo at New Mexico Dawson Creek at Alaska Kenai River at Fairbanks Saturday, Dec. 11 Austin at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m. Owatonna at Aberdeen Coulee Region at Alexandria St. Louis at Janesville Michigan at Springfield Wichita Falls at Corpus Christi Traverse City at Port Huron Topeka at Texas Chicago at Motor City Amarillo at New Mexico Dawson Creek at Alaska Kenai River at Fairbanks

OTL 4 1 2 3 3 1

Pts 32 31 28 25 21 17

OTL 3 0 2 2 1 2 2 1

Pts 43 32 32 30 29 28 16 3

OTL 4 1 2 2 2 3

Pts 40 35 32 30 24 17

OTL 1 2 2 2 3 2

Pts 37 36 32 30 27 22


Conference Overall W L T Pts W L T Minn.-Duluth 9 2 1 19 12 2 2 North Dakota 9 3 0 18 11 5 2 Denver 8 3 1 17 11 5 2 Neb.-Omaha 6 3 1 13 9 4 1 Minnesota 5 6 1 11 8 7 1 Colorado Coll. 5 5 0 10 8 7 1 Wisconsin 4 6 2 10 8 7 3 MSU-Mankato 4 6 2 10 6 6 4 Ala.-Anchorage 4 7 1 9 5 9 2 Bemidji St. 4 7 1 9 5 8 1 St. Cloud St. 3 6 1 7 5 9 2 Mich. Tech 1 8 1 3 3 8 2 Thursday, Dec. 9 Michigan Tech at Nebraska-Omaha Friday, Dec. 10 North Dakota at MSU-Mankato, 7:30 p.m. Bemidji State at Wisconsin Colorado College at St. Cloud State Minnesota-Duluth at Minnesota Michigan Tech at Nebraska-Omaha Denver at Alaska-Anchorage Saturday, Dec. 11

Mandan 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 Jamestown 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 1 Dickinson 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Bismarck 5, Hazen-Beulah 2 Minot 8, Mandan 7, OT Thursday, Dec. 9 Bismarck at Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Minot at Century, 7:15 p.m.

BISMARCK 5, BEULAH-HAZEN 2 (Tuesday) Bismarck 2 2 1 — 5 B-H 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1. B, Tony German (Mike Hausauer, Bryce Eckman), 2:34. 2. B, Thomas Malkmus (Brandon Schuler, Eckman), 5:29. 3. McKeon Meyhoff (Brady Hillerud), BH, 7:14. Second period: 4. B, Malkmus (German), 4:25. 5. Brandon Oliver (Nick Goulet, Ryan Shanner), 14:03. Third period: 6. BH, Hillerud (Meyhoff), 14:22. 7. B, Hausauer (Oliver), 16:09. Goalies: Bismarck — Brett Malkmus 9-510 — 24. B-H — Colton Stiefel 10-12-12 — 34. Penalties: Bismarck 6 minors; B-H 8 minors. Records: Bismarck 2-0-1 West Region, 22-1 overall.

MINOT 8, MANDAN 7, OT (Tuesday) Mandan 4 1 2 0 — 7 Minot 2 3 2 1 — 8 First period: 1. Mi, Tanner Kavadas (Morgan Martelle, Brady Blowers), 6:15. 2. Ma, Trevor Huck (Tre Kautzman), 7:10 (pp). 3. Ma, Jon Dobier (Taylor Trenda), 12:32. 4. Ma, Huck (Kautzman, Brady Zittleman), 14:07). 5. Mi, Quinlan Axtman (unassisted). 6. Ma, Dwight Mack ( Kautzman, Zittleman). 16:55. Second period: 7. Mi, Sam Ebert (Alex Schoenborn, Weston Abrahamson), :55. 8. Ma, Michael Helmers (Trenda), 2:18. 9. Mi, Jordan Matthys (Kavadas, Blowers), 11:29. 10. Mi, Josh Colleaux (Ebert, Schoenborn), 13:33 (pp). Third period: 11. Mi, Kavadas (Schoenborn), 1:48. 12. Mi, Colleaux ( Abrahamson, Schoenborn), 11:01. 13. Ma, Zach Vollan (Dobier, Michael Helmers), 12:34. 14. Ma, Dobier (unassisted), 14:48 (sh). Overtime: 15. Mi, Blowers (Zac Smith), 6:00. Goalie saves: Ma — Ryder Cupido 18-4-71 —30, Mi — Darren Medler 12-19-12-4 — 47. Penalties: Ma 9 minors, 1 10-minute misconduct (checking from behind), Mi 8 minors. Records: Ma 0-2-1, Mi 2-1-0.

GIRLS HOCKEY STATE STANDINGS Conf Overall W L T OL Pts W L T Fargo North 3 1 0 0 10 3 1 0 Fargo South 4 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 West Fargo 3 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 Minot 2 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 Williston 2 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 Grand Forks 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 Bismarck 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 Jamestown 0 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 Mandan 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 Devils Lake 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 Dickinson 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Fargo South 5, Fargo North 1 West Fargo 3, Grand Forks 1

SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England10 2 0 .833 379 269 N.Y. Jets 9 3 0 .750 267 232 Miami 6 6 0 .500 215 238 Buffalo 210 0 .167 243 333 South W L T Pct PF PA Jacksonville 7 5 0 .583 257 300 Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 317 290 Houston 5 7 0 .417 288 321 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 263 235 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 9 3 0 .750 267 191 Baltimore 8 4 0 .667 260 201 Cleveland 5 7 0 .417 229 239 Cincinnati 210 0 .167 255 322 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 8 4 0 .667 295 237 Oakland 6 6 0 .500 283 269 San Diego 6 6 0 .500 323 253 Denver 3 9 0 .250 256 333 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 8 4 0 .667 308 247 Philadelphia 8 4 0 .667 344 281 Washington 5 7 0 .417 222 293 Dallas 4 8 0 .333 294 336 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 10 2 0 .833 304 233 New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 299 227 Tampa Bay 7 5 0 .583 243 251 Carolina 111 0 .083 154 307 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 9 3 0 .750 246 192 Green Bay 8 4 0 .667 303 182 Minnesota 5 7 0 .417 227 253 Detroit 210 0 .167 278 306 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 6 0 .500 240 289 St. Louis 6 6 0 .500 232 237 San Francisco4 8 0 .333 203 259 Arizona 3 9 0 .250 200 338 Thursday, Dec. 9 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12

N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, Noon Tampa Bay at Washington, Noon Cleveland at Buffalo, Noon Green Bay at Detroit, Noon Oakland at Jacksonville, Noon Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Noon Atlanta at Carolina, Noon Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at New Orleans, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 3:15 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. New England at Chicago, 3:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 Baltimore at Houston, 7:30 p.m.

NCAA FCS PLAYOFFS Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 10 New Hampshire (8-4) at Delaware (10-2), 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 Villanova (8-4) at Appalachian State (10-2), 11 a.m. Georgia Southern (9-4) at Wofford (10-2), 1 p.m. North Dakota State (9-4) at Eastern Washington (10-2), 2:30 p.m. Semifinals Friday, Dec. 17 New Hampshire-Delaware winner vs. Georgia Southern-Wofford winner OR Villanova-Appalachian State winner vs. North Dakota State-Eastern Washington winner, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 New Hampshire-Delaware winner vs. Georgia Southern-Wofford winner OR Villanova-Appalachian State winner vs. North Dakota State-Eastern Washington winner, 11 a.m.

NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 11 Shepherd (12-1) at Delta State (103), 1 p.m. Northwest Missouri State (12-1) at Minnesota-Duluth (13-0), 5 p.m.

NAIA PLAYOFFS Championship Saturday, Dec. 18

At Barron Stadium Rome, Ga. Sioux Falls (13-0) vs. Carroll, Mont. (13-0), 3:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 17 4 .810 — New York 14 9 .609 4 Toronto 8 14 .364 9½ Philadelphia 7 14 .333 10 New Jersey 6 16 .273 11½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 15 6 .714 — Atlanta 15 8 .652 1 Miami 15 8 .652 1 Charlotte 8 13 .381 7 Washington 6 14 .300 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 12 8 .600 — Indiana 10 10 .500 2 Milwaukee 8 13 .381 4½ Cleveland 7 15 .318 6 Detroit 7 16 .304 6½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 18 3 .857 — Dallas 17 4 .810 1 New Orleans 14 7 .667 4 Memphis 9 14 .391 10 Houston 8 13 .381 10 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 16 7 .696 — Oklahoma City15 8 .652 1 Denver 13 8 .619 2 Portland 10 11 .476 5 Minnesota 5 17 .227 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 15 6 .714 — Phoenix 11 11 .500 4½ Golden State 8 14 .364 7½ L.A. Clippers 5 17 .227 10½ Sacramento 4 15 .211 10 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 116, New Jersey 101 Charlotte 100, Denver 98 Philadelphia 117, Cleveland 97 Dallas 105, Golden State 100

Houston 97, Detroit 83 Portland 106, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 115, Washington 108 Wednesday’s Games Boston 105, Denver 89 Chicago 88, Cleveland 83 New York 113, Toronto 110 Milwaukee 97, Indiana 95 Oklahoma City 111, Minnesota 103 New Orleans 93, Detroit 74 San Antonio 111, Golden State 94 Memphis 104, Phoenix 98, OT Miami 111, Utah 98 Washington at Sacramento, n L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, n Thursday’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. Denver at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Chicago, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

THUNDER 111, TIMBERWOLVES 103 OKLAHOMA CITY (111) Durant 11-23 5-6 30, Green 2-5 6-6 10, Krstic 2-2 0-0 4, Westbrook 10-20 5-6 25, Sefolosha 4-6 4-4 13, Ibaka 57 0-0 10, Collison 3-3 0-0 6, Harden 1-4 3-3 6, Maynor 2-7 2-2 7. Totals 40-77 25-27 111. MINNESOTA (103) Johnson 2-5 0-0 5, Beasley 11-27 37 26, Love 7-22 6-7 22, Ridnour 3-6 1-1 7, Brewer 4-11 3-5 13, Pekovic 610 3-4 15, Ellington 3-6 0-0 8, Telfair 3-6 1-2 7, Koufos 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 3993 17-26 103. Oklahoma City2231 31 27 —111 Minnesota 40 24 22 17 —103 3-Pointers—Oklahoma City 6-17 (Durant 3-7, Sefolosha 1-1, Harden 12, Maynor 1-4, Westbrook 0-1, Green 0-2), Minnesota 8-18 (Love 2-4, Brew-

er 2-4, Ellington 2-4, Johnson 1-2, Beasley 1-3, Ridnour 0-1). Fouled Out—Durant. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 49 (Durant 11), Minnesota 53 (Love 21). Assists—Oklahoma City 27 (Westbrook 8), Minnesota 21 (Ridnour 9). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 25, Minnesota 20. Technicals—Minnesota defensive three second. A—13,907 (19,356).

HOCKEY NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Pittsburgh 30 20 8 2 42 96 69 Phildlpha 29 17 7 5 39 99 74 N.Y. Rangers 29 16 12 1 33 83 77 New Jersey 27 8 17 2 18 50 81 N.Y. Islanders25 5 15 5 15 53 83 Northeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Montreal 28 18 8 2 38 75 54 Boston 26 15 8 3 33 75 52 Buffalo 28 11 13 4 26 70 76 Ottawa 29 12 15 2 26 62 85 Toronto 27 10 13 4 24 61 81 Southeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Washngtn 29 18 8 3 39 96 79 Atlanta 28 15 10 3 33 88 80 Tampa Bay 28 15 10 3 33 86 98 Carolina 26 11 12 3 25 75 84 Florida 26 12 14 0 24 68 69 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Detroit 26 17 6 3 37 88 70 Chicago 30 16 12 2 34 95 87 Nashville 27 13 8 6 32 68 70 Columbus 26 15 10 1 31 70 71 St. Louis 26 13 9 4 30 67 72 Northwest Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Vancouvr 25 14 8 3 31 80 64 Colorado 27 13 10 4 30 94 86 Minnesota 26 11 11 4 26 63 76 Calgary 28 12 14 2 26 78 84 Edmonton 27 10 12 5 25 72 96 Pacific Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Dallas 27 16 9 2 34 79 74 Phoenix 26 13 7 6 32 74 72 San Jose 27 14 9 4 32 83 77 Anaheim 30 14 13 3 31 74 89

Los Angeles 25 15 10 0 30 69 61 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2, SO Montreal 4, Ottawa 1 Boston 3, Buffalo 2, OT Florida 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 4, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday’s Games San Jose 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Chicago 5, Dallas 3 Anaheim at Vancouver, n Thursday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 6 p.m. San Jose at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Montreal at Detroit, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS WEDNESDAY BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with 1B Paul Konerko on a three-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with C Paul Phillips on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with OF Jeff Francoeur on a one-year contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Pena on a one-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with INF/OF Miguel Cairo on a two-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Named Stubby Clapp minor league roving infield instructor and manager or Tri-City (NYP); John Moses hitting coach for

Corpus Christi (Texas); Tom Spencer manager of Lancaster (Cal) and Edgar Alfonzo hitting coach for the Astros (GCL). NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP Boof Bonser on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—AGreed to tersm with OF Matt Diaz on a twoyear contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Placed CB Brandon Ghee on injured reserve. Signed LB Vincent Rey from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Placed CB Bob Sanders on injured reserve. Signed DB David Pender from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Placed CB Al Harris on injured reserve. Signed OL Ray Feinga. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Placed RB Ladell Betts on injured reserve. Signed LB Kawika Mitchell. NEW YORK JETS—Released WR Laveranues Coles. Signed S Emanuel Cook. Released OT Andre Ramsey from the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Signed LB David Nixon. Signed LB Maurice Simpkins to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed CB Pete Ittersagen to the practice squad. Released WR Dominique Edison. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—RW Jere Lehtinen announced his retirement. BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled D Steve Kampfer from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS— Recalled F Jeremy Morin and F Rob Klinkhammer from Rockford (AHL). Placed F Marian Hossa on injured reserve. D A L L A S S TA R S — R e c a l l e d G Richard Bachman from Texas (AHL) on emergency conditions. DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned D Jakub Kindl to Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning.

MORNING LEADOFF Trivia answer FROM 1D: Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goaltender to shoot a puck into an opposing goal when he scored in a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Dec. 8, 1987.

Playback 10 YEARS AGO (2000): Not many people liked Virgil Hill’s chances in his WBA cruiserweight title fight in Villeurbanne, France, with Fabrice Tiozzo, for two very good reasons: Too hard to win a decision in Tiozzo’s native country, and more important, too hard to win a decision against a Don King fighter. Hill found a simple solution to his dilemma: Knock Tiozzo out. Using his oft-maligned

right hand as well as his trademark left jab, the 36year-old Hill flattened Tiozzo three times in the final 42 seconds of the first first round. Referee Shine Pabon stopped the fight at 2:59 of the first, giving Hill the fourth world title of his illustrious career. 20 YEARS AGO (1990): FLORENCE, Ala. — North Dakota State coach Rocky Hager said his team made some “minor adjustments” at halftime, but they had major results against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Bison set an NCAA Division II playoff record by scoring 30 points in the third quarter, romping to their fifth national championship in eight years with a 51-11 victory. Harlon Hill Trophy win-

a.m. 7:45 p.m. D-League: Wizards at Bakersfield, 7 p.m. ner Chris Simdorn account- 8:30 KFYR (550 AM) — Minot at Bismarck TGC — European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill MST. NAHL: Austin at Bobcats, 7:15 p.m. ed for 324 yards and five Championship, first round, at Mpumalanga, SCHEDULE Africa (same-day tape) College hockey: North Dakota at MSUtouchdowns, including three South 2 p.m. Mankato, 7 p.m. THURSDAY TGC — Ladies European Tour, Dubai basketball: U-Mary at Wayne State, in the decisive third quarter Ladies Masters, second round, at Dubai, Boys basketball: Minot at Bismarck, 7:45 6 Men’s p.m. Lane Johnson Classic at Bismarck p.m. in which the Bison scored on United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) State. United Tribes at Dawson, 3 p.m. MST. Girls basketball: Minot at Bismarck, 6 p.m. Women’s basketball: U-Mary at Wayne MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL all five of their possessions. Boys hockey: Minot at Century, 7:15 p.m. State, 4 p.m. Lane Johnson Classic at BisBismarck at Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. p.m. marck State. United Tribes at Dawson, 1 50 YEARS AGO (1960): 6 ESPN2 High school wrestling: Minot vs. St. — Kent St. at Florida p.m. MST. Mary’s at Century, 5 p.m. Jamestown at BisTe x a s B o b G e i g e l a n d 8 p.m. Boys basketball: Shiloh Christian at ESPN — Butler at Xavier or Georgetown at marck, 7 p.m. Minot at Century, 7 p.m. Wilton-Wing. Annette Palmer retained Temple Girls hockey: Grand Forks at Mandan, FRIDAY — Butler at Xavier or Georgetown noon. Fargo North at Bismarck at Schaumtheir North Dakota champi- atESPN2 D-League: Wizards at Bakersfield, 7 p.m. Temple berg, 5 p.m. PST. onships in the all-star NBA College wrestling: U-Mary at Husky Open NAHL: Austin at Bobcats, 7:15 p.m. in St. Cloud, Minn., 9 a.m. wrestling show at the World 7:15 p.m. College hockey: North Dakota at MSUHigh school wrestling: Century at Grand Mankato, 7:30 p.m. TNT — Boston at Philadelphia War Memorial Building. Forks Duals, 9 a.m. Mandan at Rapid City, Men’s basketball: U-Mary at Augustana, 8 9:30 p.m. S.D., Invitational, 10 a.m. MST. p.m. Lane Johnson Classic at Bismarck A crowd of around 1,150 TNT — Orlando at Portland Boys swimming and diving: Century and State. United Tribes at Miles, 5:30 p.m. MST. Minot at Williston. was on hand for the pro- NFL Women’s basketball: U-Mary at Augustana, 6 p.m. Lane Johnson Classic at Bis7 p.m. ceedings, a response that NFL — Indianapolis at Tennessee marck State. United Tribes at Miles, 7:30 CONTACT US p.m. MST. delighted the Bismarck NHL Lou Babiarz, Tribune sports editor, 250Boys basketball: Turtle Mountain at St. 8243 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: Quarterback Club, which 6 p.m. Mary’s, 7:45 p.m. Mandan at Jamestown, VERSUS — Florida at Washington 7:45 p.m. Steve Thomas, Tribune sportswriter, 250sponsored the event. Girls basketball: Mandan at Jamestown, 8244 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: “The people liked it so RODEO 5:45 p.m. Turtle Mountain at St. Mary’s, 6 p.m. p.m. Cindy Peterson, Tribune sportswriter, 250much, we’re thinking of put- 9 ESPN CLASSIC — PRCA, National Finals, Boys hockey: Century at Dickinson, 7:30 8245 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: eighth round, at Las Vegas p.m. MST. Williston at Mandan, 8:15 p.m. ting on another show,” said Girls hockey: Devils Lake at Mandan, 4 Michael Weber, Tribune sportswriter, 355Roger Higgins, co-chairman p.m. West Fargo at Bismarck at Schaum- 8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: RADIO TODAY berg, 7 p.m. of the club’s special events High school wrestling: Century at Grand Eric Hammond, Tribune sports copy editor, NFL Forks Duals, 2 p.m. Mandan at Rapid City, 250-8246 or 888-684-2293. (e-mail: committee. 7:30 S.D., Invitational, 3 p.m. MST.


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Colts try to snap skid By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trying to snap out of the funk he’s been in for three games, Peyton Manning is heading to a town to play a team that could help him do just that. Tennessee is struggling even more than the fourtime MVP, going 10 quarters without an interception and 13 without scoring an offensive touchdown. The Titans (5-7) have lost five straight, and now here comes Manning, who routinely puts up some of his best performances against them. The banged-up Colts (66) have lost three straight themselves, and Manning says there’s a sense of urgency for both teams going into tonight’s game. The AFC South has only been won by these two teams, yet Jacksonville leads Indianapolis by a game and Tennessee by two. “I think it’s about how you respond to it,” Manning said. “I know both teams are coming off of disappointing losses. I think that sometimes a short week might be the best medicine for that. I know both teams are looking forward to playing.” Manning isn’t happy with his career-worst 11 interceptions over the past three games, four returned for touchdowns. But he’s still a top passer, and his next TD pass will make him the first in NFL history to throw 25 touchdown passes in 13 straight seasons. The Titans struggled to slow Manning’s brother Eli, Kyle Orton of Denver and Tony Romo in Dallas, and that was when they were winning. Now they’re struggling to even run the ball, with Chris Johnson having only 20 carries for 58 yards over the past two games, including last week’s 17-6 loss to Jacksonville. They expect Manning at his sharpest despite the four

interceptions in each of the past two losses, including Indianapolis’ 38-35 overtime defeat to Dallas on Sunday. “The concern is that eventually that stops,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “That’s the concern. With tipped balls and things like that he’s got somebody in his face, he doesn’t see the underneath drop defender and the guy picks the ball off. Those are things that happen to all quarterbacks.” Still, the Titans agree it’s very strange to see so many of Manning’s passes wind up in defenders’ hands. The Colts have won three straight against Tennessee, and Manning is 11-5 against the Titans with just 13 interceptions in those games. “He may be pressing, trying,” Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan said. “He loves throwing touchdowns. He’s got a lot of guys in his face, too. That’s why he has some errant throws.” Manning will be getting someone he knows well in a backfield missing Joseph Addai after the Colts signed D o m i n i c R h o d e s. T h a t should help considering the defense lost starting cornerback Jerraud Powers to injured reserve Tuesday. Finnegan is the guy who aggravated Texans receiver Andre Johnson so much while defending him that Johnson punched him three times in the head in the fourth quarter. The Titans are likely to put Finnegan on Colts receiver Reggie Wayne throughout this game, especially because Wayne had 14 catches for 200 yards last week. “It’s going to be a chance for me to make some plays, and it’s going to be a good thing,” Finnegan said. Manning will have plenty of chances to target Titans rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner, who thinks he was 10 the year Manning entered the NFL. “ I ’m d e f i n i t e l y n o t

scared,” said Verner, who has two interceptions. “That just means more opportunity for me. I’m 100 percent sure he’s going to come after me.” The Titans are almost happy to see Manning after giving up 258 yards rushing to Jacksonville. Staying on the field offensively and scoring are the Titans’ top priorities. They rank last in the NFL in time of possession, and this will be the first time since mid-October the same quarterback has started consecutive games for Te n n e s s e e, w i t h Ke r r y Collins behind center. Tight end Bo Scaife, who heard the ball thudding off his chest for two days after dropping a touchdown pass against the Jaguars, said the best fix to energize the Titans will be letting Johnson run wild against a defense giving up 142.8 yards rushing per game. ���He’s our engine. When we get him going, it seems like everyone can breathe a little easier,” Scaife said. Indianapolis and Tennessee still could win the division by winning out. “That is a good thing when you are looking at the silver lining,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. “That is a good thing at this point in time, but we have to do something about it.” The Titans have been booed heavily by their home fans in each of their last two games, both losses. Empty seats are expected in a soldout stadium. The Titans insist they want to give the fans something to cheer and improve on a home record that’s just 2-4. “It’s kind of awkward to be 5-7 but still have an opportunity if things play out right, to still have an opportunity to go to the playoffs,” Titans safety Michael Griffin said. “Right now I think our backs are against the wall, and this is a must win this week. If not, the season is pretty much over.”

SPORTS DIGEST Red Sox work fast, get Crawford for $142M LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox struck again at the winter meetings, reaching agreement with star outfielder Carl Crawford on a $142 million, seven-year contract Wednesday night. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the agreement is subject to Crawford passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final. Crawford’s deal was first reported by The Boston Globe on its website. On Monday, the Red Sox formally announced their trade for slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez of San Diego. Boston’s big deals follow a season in which it failed to make the playoffs.

Chiefs QB Cassel has appendectomy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Cassel, a key reason the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as contenders and lead the AFC West late in the season, underwent an appendecto-

Hall of Famer Bob Feller in hospice CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller has been moved from a hospital to hospice care. The 92-year-old Feller, who was recently admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with pneumonia, has been transferred to a hospice in the

Cleveland area, Bob DiBiasio, the team’s vice president of public relations confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Feller’s health has been in decline in recent months. He was diagnosed with leukemia in August, and after fainting while undergoing chemotherapy, Feller had a pacemaker implanted. Feller won 266 games in 18 seasons — all with the Indians. An eight-time AllStar, Feller interrupted his baseball career to enlist in the Navy during World War II. Feller served three years in the military before returning to the major leagues.

WNBA approves instant replay changes NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA board of governors has approved several changes for the use of instant replay during the upcoming season. Un d e r t h e c h a n g e s adopted Wednesday, referees now can use instant replay during the final minute of regulation and throughout overtime to determine whether a ball hit the rim and consequently if the shot clock should be adjusted.

Devin Olson Continued from 1D Olson expects his weight class to be highly competitive this season. Five of last year’s eight state placewinners at 215 are back — Olson, Zach Odden of Central Cass (second place), Cordell Schroeder of Carrington (fifth), Carl Nelson of Rolla-St. John (seventh) and Kasey Groettum of Lisbon (eighth). Olson edged Odden 6-5 in the championship match. Jamison Jangula of Ellendale-EdgeleyKulm, the state runner-up at 189 last year, wrestled at 215 in Napoleon last Saturday. Olson defeated him 14-6 for the crown. “I think it’s going to be really tough again. It’s never easy,” Olson said. “I just know I have to work hard every day and be focused and ready to wrestle every match. Anything can happen in wrestling. You always have to be at the top of your game.” Olson, who is also a two-time all-state football player, is excited about the South Border team, which returns 12 regulars from a squad that finished fifth in the state individual tournament and third in the dual

NBA ROUNDUP Thunder 111, Timberwolves 103 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder came from 19 points down to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111103 on Wednesday night. Russell Westbrook added 25 points and eight assists for the Thunder. Kevin Love posted his eighth straight double-double with 22 points and 21 rebounds for Minnesota, giving him five of the NBA’s 10 20-20 efforts this season.

Hornets 93, Pistons 74 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — David West scored 25 points, Chris Paul had 14 assists and the New Orleans Hornets won their first game since the NBA announced its impending takeover of the club, 93-74 over Detroit. West had 23 in the first Associated Press three quarters as the Hornets Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic, right, and Oklahoma built a commanding lead City forward Kevin Durant, left, lose control of a that was never threatened in rebound during the first quarter Wednesday night. the final period.

Celtics 105, Nuggets 89 BOSTON (AP) — Ray Allen scored 28 points as the Boston Celtics took advantage of an injury to Carmelo Anthony and won their eighth straight game, beating Denver 105-89. The loss left Nuggets coach George Karl stuck on 999 wins. His next chance to reach 1,000 comes Friday at Toronto.

Heat 111, Jazz 98 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and the Miami Heat outscored the Utah Jazz by 14 in the fourth quarter for a 111-98 win. The victory extended Miami’s winning streak to six.

Bulls 88, Cavaliers 83 CLEVELAND (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 29 points, including a three-point play that put Chicago ahead for

tournament. The other returnees include Blake Bosch, who placed second at 112, and Justin Deede, who was third at 189. Bosch won a state championship in 2009. Fellow Region 1 teams, Lisbon and Oakes, are solid as well. Lisbon, with seven returning state placewinners, appears to be the strongest contender for the state championship. “We’re in the toughest region in the state. It looks like Lisbon and Oakes are going to be really good, and you know Napoleon’s going to be there, too,” Olson said. “But we’re capable of beating those teams and doing good at state if we keep working hard. We have the talent and the experience to get it done.” NOTE: Olson is one of six returning state champions. The others are Jacob Aberle of Lisbon, 103; Cody Neumiller of New SalemAlmont, 112; Brady Coleman of Oakes, 119; Jared Reis of Napoleon, 140, and Kyle Bahm of Carrington, 152.

good with 39.2 seconds to play, and the Bulls beat Cleveland 88-83 to hand the Cavaliers their sixth straight loss. Antawn Jamison scored 21 to lead Cleveland.

tory over the Indiana Pacers. With 0.5 seconds left, Mbah a Moute made a perfect pass that just missed the rim, but allowed Bogut to deflect it in for the winning points.

Knicks 113, Raptors 110

Spurs 111, Warriors 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Raymond Felton’s tiebreaking 3pointer bounced on the rim five times and finally went in with 2.7 seconds left, giving the New York Knicks a 113110 victory over the Toronto Raptors that extended their winning streak to six. Amare Stoudemire extended his 30-point streak to six games, scoring 34 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 19 points and nine assists, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 11194 to set a franchise record for best start to a season. DeJuan Blair added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs (18-3).

Bucks 97, Pacers 95 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Bogut tipped in an inbounds pass from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute as time expired, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 97-95 vic-

Grizzlies 104, Suns 98 PHOENIX (AP) — Zach Randolph scored a seasonhigh 34 points, Rudy Gay had 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 104-98 in overtime. Mike Conley had 11 points and a career-high 14 assists for the Grizzlies.

NHL ROUNDUP Blackhawks 5, Stars 3

my on Wednesday. How long the Chiefs might be without Cassel, the AFC offensive player of the month, was uncertain. They said the procedure was a success and they expected Cassel to “return to work this week.” They did not say whether he would be ready to play on Sunday when the Chiefs (8-4) travel to San Diego for a showdown with the Chargers, who trail Kansas City by two games in the division. Taking most of the practice snaps on Wednesday was Brodie Croyle, who is 09 as an NFL starter and has not appeared in a game all year. Cassel has completed 212 of 354 passes for 2,503 yards and 23 touchdowns. He’s been intercepted just four times.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Rookies Bryan Bickell and Jeremy Morin scored goals and Corey Crawford made 28 saves in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. Playing without injured offensive stars Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks won their second straight game and fifth in the last six.

Sharks 5, Flyers 4, SO PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Logan Couture and Ryan Clowe scored shootout goals and the San Jose Sharks overcame a three-goal, third-

period deficit and an apparent Philadelphia goal in the final second of overtime to beat the Flyers 5-4. The Flyers appeared to win it in overtime, but Mike Richards’ goal was waved off after a reply showed time expired an instant before the puck crossed the line. In the second period, the Sharks had a goal waved off when officials determined the puck was kicked in by John McCarthy.

Penguins 5, Leafs 2 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice during his fourth multiple-goal game in his last six, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their 11th game in a row by beating the Toronto Maple

Leafs 5-2. The Penguins, 12-0-1 since last losing in regulation on Nov. 10, are on the second-longest winning streak in franchise history. Their only longer run was their NHL-record 17-game streak during a 119-point season in 1993.

Predators 3, Red Wings 2 DETROIT (AP) — Colin Wilson, Martin Erat and J.P. Dumont scored and Anders Lindback made 35 saves to help the Nashville Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings 32. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit.

AP TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP No. 22 Minnesota 83, Saint Joseph’s 73

points to lead four Huskies in double figures and No. 6 Connecticut beat Fairleigh Dickinson 78-54. Walker came in leading the nation in scoring at over 29 points a game, but UConn didn’t need that many from him on Wednesday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Devoe Joseph scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to start a key second-half stretch, and No. 22 Minnesota beat Saint Joseph’s 83-73 on Wednesday night. Blake Hoffarber added 14 points No. 12 Villanova 65, and Trevor Mbakwe had 12 Penn 53 points and 16 rebounds for PHILADELPHIA (AP) — the Gophers (8-1). Senior guard Corey Stokes scored a career-high 34 No. 1 Duke 83, points, including seven in a Bradley 48 key second-half stretch, and DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 12 Villanova held off Andre Dawkins scored a pesky Penn 65-53. Stokes career-high 28 points in his shot 11 for 15 from the field, first start to help top-ranked including going 5 of 9 from 3Duke beat Bradley 83-48. It point range. was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 877th victory, moving him No. 15 Missouri 85, out of a tie with Kentucky’s Vanderbilt 82, OT Adolph Rupp and putting COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — him just two behind North Marcus Denmon made a Carolina’s Dean Smith for clinching three-point play second place behind Bobby off his steal with 5.8 seconds to go, allowing No. 15 MisKnight’s 902 wins. souri to hold off Vanderbilt No. 3 Pittsburgh 70, 85-82. Denmon scored all Delaware St. 42 but two of his 21 points after PITTSBURGH (AP) — halftime for the Tigers (7-1), Reserve Dante Taylor scored who won their 51st consecu14 points and grabbed 10 tive home game against nonrebounds for his first career conference opponents. double-double and led No. 3 No. 16 Illinois 74, Pittsburgh to a 70-42 win Oakland 63 over Delaware State. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 6 Connecticut 78, Demetri McCamey scored Fairleigh Dickinson 54 29 points, including 11 STORRS, Conn. (AP) — straight in a key second-half Kemba Walker scored 21 stretch, to lead No. 16 Illinois

to a 74-63 comeback victory over Oakland. D.J. Richardson added 16 points for Illinois (9-1), 12 on 3-pointers.

No. 17 Kentucky 72, No. 23 Notre Dame 58 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Terrence Jones scored 27 points as No. 17 Kentucky posted a 72-58 victory over No. 23 Notre Dame in the SEC/Big East Invitational. Ben Hansbrough led the Fighting Irish (8-1) with 21 points.

No. 18 BYU 86, Vermont 58 GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Hometown hero Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points to lift No. 18 BYU past Vermont 86-58. A senior guard and AP preseason All-America who starred at Glens Falls High School, Fredette made his first three shots and led the Cougars in scoring for the eighth time in their nine victories to open the season.

No. 24 Louisville 61, San Francisco 35 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Peyton Siva and Terrence Jennings both scored 14 points to No. 24 Louisville’s balanced offense in a 61-35 victory over San Francisco. The Cardinals (7-0) led 25-24 at halftime against the undermanned Dons (3-5) before holding them to five field goals in the second half.


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Ohl wins third round in a row LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tied ow n r o p e r C o d y O h l became the first competitor at this year’s National Finals Rodeo to win three consecutive rounds when he triumphed in 7.3 seconds during the sixth round on Tuesday. Five-time world champion Ohl of Hico, Texas, had tied for first during his two previous wins. Two-time world champ Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, who didn’t earn a check in round six, is the world standings leader with $161,237. Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, who finished in 7.5, is second with $141,122. Ohl is third with $135,812 as he has posted a high of $59,315 in NFR earnings. “Any time you can beat this field three nights in a row, it’s always special,” Ohl said. “I’ve won a couple world championships getting tapped off early in the week. I’d get three or four rounds right off the bat. “The last couple years it’s kind of gone in the other direction. Maybe I secondguessed myself a little bit, but I hadn’t had a lot of luck. I got hot last year at the same time, the fourth round. So, we’re just going to roll with it.” Seven-time world champion Fred Whitfield of Hockley, Texas, who finished in 7.8, leads the NFR aggregate race with a time of 49.3 seconds over six rounds. He also is fifth in the world standings with $120,882. In saddle bronc riding, Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, taking an re-ride, won with an 88.5 on Sand Man. Wright took over the NFR aggregate standings lead with 511 points on six rides due to his victory. Jesse Wright, of Milford, Utah, who has placed among the top six in five of the six rounds, finished third with an 85.5 on Surprise Party. He is competing despite a left joint fracture and ankle

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Cody Ohl of Hico, Texas, competes in calf roping during the sixth go-around of the National Finals Rodeo, Tuesday. sprain. Cody Wright also maintained his world standings lead, now at $167,645. He is first with $68,353 in total NFR earnings. In steer wrestling, twotime world champion Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., claimed his second win in a time of 3.5. Curtis Cassidy of Donalda, Alberta, with $129,915, took the world standings lead from Todd Suhn of Hermosa, S.D., who didn’t finish in the top six. Cassidy tied for third during round six in 4.1 and is third with $122,127, as Branquinho moved up to second with $126,155. Six of the 15 competitors have earned more than $100,000.

Billy Bugenig of Ferndale, Calif., who was sixth in 4.8, took over the aggregate lead with a time of 26.9 over six rounds. In team roping, JoJo LeMond of Andrews, Texas, and Cory Petska of Marana, Ariz., won for a second consecutive round, this time in 3.9. Brazile and Patrick Smith of Midland, Texas, who didn’t place among the top six by registering a no time in round six, fell from the lead to fourth in the NFR aggregate standings. Luke Brown and Martin Lucero, both of Stephenville, Texas, are first with a time of 38.3 over six rounds. Brown and Lucero were fifth in 5.7 during the

sixth round. World standings header leader Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and heeler leader Travis Graves of Jay, Okla., did not earn a paycheck, but they held on to their leads. In bull riding, defending world standings champion J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, won his second round in a row with an 89.5 on Fast Lane. Harris is first in the NFR aggregate standings with 444 points and is second in the world standings with $162,935 while leader Wesley Wilcox of Santaquin, Utah, who finished second with an 88.5 on North Star, has $164,508. In bareback riding, Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas, won with an 88.5 on Nutrena’s Wise Guy. Steven Dent of Mullen, Neb., who took over the world standings lead from the injured Ryan Gray on Saturday, continues to lead with $169,499. Dent did not place among the top six in round six. Stevenson is third with $138,987. Ju s t i n Mc Da n i e l o f Porum, Okla., who tied for third on Good Times in the sixth round, leads the aggregate standings for the second straight day with 504 points while Dent has 419. In barrel racing, Brenda Mays of Terrebonne, Ore., won in a time of 13.80. Jill Moody of Letcher, S.D., finished second in 13.84 and is the aggregate standings leader with a time of 82.85 over six rounds. Moody has been second during each of the last three rounds. Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, S.D., who place fourth in 13.87 during round six, is second at 83.19. World standings leader Sherry Cervi of Marana, Ariz., who placed third in 13.85, has earned $221,090 this season and is well ahead of second-place Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, with $157,208.

NATIONAL FINALS RODEO RESULTS TUESDAY At Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas Round Six Bareback riding 1. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 88.5 points on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Nutrena’s Wise Guy, $17,512; 2. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, 87, $13,840; 3. (tie) Kelly Timberman, Mills, Wyo.; Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., and Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah, 84, $7,438 each; 6. (tie) Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta, and Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore., 82.5, $1,412 each; 8. (tie) Matt Bright, Azle, Texas, and Joe Gunderson, Agar, S.D., and D.V. Fennell, Neosho, Mo., 82; 11. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 80.5; 12. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore., 78.5; 13. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 77; 14. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 72; 15. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., out. Average: 1. Justin McDaniel, 504 points on six head; 2. Kelly Timberman, 495.5; 3. Wes Stevenson, 492; 4. Steven Dent, 491; 5. Will Lowe, 490.5; 6. Bobby Mote, 490; 7. Dusty LaValley, 488.5; 8. Joe Gunderson, 485.5; 9. Clint Cannon, 485; 10. Jason Havens, 484; 11. Steven Peebles, 479.5; 12. Kaycee Feild, 421 on five; 13. D.V. Fennell, 384; 14. Matt Bright, 325 on four; 15. Ryan Gray, 76.5 on one. Steer wrestling 1. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.5 seconds, $17,512; 2. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 4.0, $13,840; 3. (tie) Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, and Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 4.1, $8,897 each; 5. Dane Hanna, Berthold, N.D., 4.2, $4,519; 6. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., 4.8, $2,825; 7. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 4.9; 8. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 5.0; 9. Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif., 6.1; 10. Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, 8.8; 11. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., 13.6; 12. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 21.7; 13. (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.; Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., and Kyle Hughes, Olney Springs, Colo., NT. Average: 1. Billy Bugenig, 26.9 seconds on six head; 2. Dane Hanna, 28.0; 3. Dean Gorsuch, 29.3; 4. Cody Cassidy, 32.9; 5. Luke Branquinho, 35.7; 6. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 41.4; 7. Trevor Knowles, 43.3; 8. Todd Suhn, 45.2; 9.

Ethen Thouvenell, 21.9 on five; 10. Matt Reeves, 27.1; 11. Wade Sumpter, 32.7; 12. Kyle Hughes, 21.3 on four; 13. Josh Peek, 21.9; 14. Curtis Cassidy, 13.8 on three; 15. Jule Hazen, 30.5. Team roping 1. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas/Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 3.9 seconds, $17,512 each; 2. Brady Tryan, Huntley, Mont./Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 4.0, $13,840; 3. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 4.4, $10,451; 4. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore./Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 4.9, $7,344; 5. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 5.7, $4,519; 6. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas/Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif., 8.8, $2,825; 7. Ty Blasingame, Ramah, Colo./Cody Hintz, Spring Creek, Nev., 8.9; 8. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn./Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif., 9.4; 9. (tie) Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas/Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas; Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.; Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont./Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas; Britt Williams, Hammond, Mont./Bobby Harris, Gillette, Wyo.; Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas/Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas; Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., and Nick Sartain, Yukon, Okla./Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla., NT. Average: 1. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 38.3 seconds on six head; 2. Charly Crawford/Russell Cardoza, 41.2; 3. Chad Masters/Jade Corkill, 45.8; 4. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 21.4 on five; 5. Brady Tryan/Jake Long, 30.5; 6. Turtle Powell/Broc Cresta, 31.1; 7. JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 34.6; 8. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 35.3; 9. Keven Daniel/Caleb Twisselman, 37.8; 10. Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 27.1 on four; 11. Britt Williams/Bobby Harris, 19.0 on three; 12. Ty Blasingame/Cody Hintz, 28.1; 13. Travis Tryan/Rich Skelton, 7.9 on two; 14. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 13.5; 15. Nick Sartain/Kollin VonAhn, 29.7. Saddle bronc riding 1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 88.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Sand Man, $17,512; 2. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa,

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Tie-down roping 1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 88.5 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Sand Man, $17,512; 2. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, 86, $13,840; 3. Jesse Wright, Millford, Utah, 85.5, $10,451; 4. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 84, $7,344; 5. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83.5, $4,519; 6. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 82, $2,825; 7. Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 81.5; 8. Scott Miller, Boise, Idaho, 81; 9. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D., 80.5; 10. Shaun Stroh, Dickinson, N.D., 79.5; 11. (tie) Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, and Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 78; 13. J.J. Elshere, Quinn, S.D., 73.5; 14. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont., 71; 15. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, NS. Average: 1. Cody Wright, 511 points on six head; 2. Wade Sundell, 507; 3. Cody DeMoss, 487; 4. J.J. Elshere, 478; 5. Dustin Flundra, 475.5; 6. Jesse Wright, 429 on five; 7. Cort Scheer, 407.5; 8. Taos Muncy, 404.5; 9. Jesse Kruse, 401; 10. Shaun Stroh, 398; 11. (tie) Jeff Willert and Scott Miller, 396; 13. Heith DeMoss, 325.5 on four; 14. Bradley Harter, 310; 15. Sam Spreadborough, 153.5 on two. Barrel racing 1. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 13.80

seconds, $17,512; 2. Jill Moody, Letcher, S.D., 13.84, $13,840; 3. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 13.85, $10,451; 4. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 13.87, $7,344; 5. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 13.98, $4,519; 6. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, 13.99, $2,825; 7. (tie) Jeanne Anderson, White City, Kan., and Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., 14.06; 9. Sherrylynn Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., 14.08; 10. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 18.85; 11. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., 18.87; 12. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla., 18.98; 13. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 19.17; 14. Benette Barrington, Lubbock, Texas, 19.22; 15. Nellie Williams, Cottonwood, Calif., 19.26. Average: 1. Jill Moody, 82.85 seconds on six runs; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 83.19; 3. Sherry Cervi, 83.49; 4. Sydni Blanchard, 88.52; 5. Nellie Williams, 89.09; 6. Christina Richman, 89.32; 7. Brittany Pozzi, 89.89; 8. Kelli Tolbert, 93.16; 9. Lindsay Sears, 93.17; 10. Brenda Mays, 93.50; 11. Sherrylynn Johnson, 93.95; 12. Benette Barrington, 94.02; 13. Jeanne Anderson, 99.77; 14. Angie Meadors, 103.40; 15. Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., 75.10 on five. Bull riding 1. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 89.5 points on Klein Brothers Rodeo’s Fast Lane, $17,512; 2. Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 88.5, $13,840; 3. Clayton Williams, Carthage, Texas, 87, $10,451; 4. Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla., 86.5, $7,344; 5. Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla., 85.5, $4,519; 6. Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo., 85, $2,825; 7. Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., 83; 8. Dustin Elliott, North Platte, Neb., 82; 9. (tie) Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah; Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas; Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.; Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.; Chad Denton, Berry Creek, Calif.; Seth Glause, Rock Springs, Wyo., and D.J. Domangue, Houma, La., NS. Average: 1. J.W. Harris, 444 points on five head; 2. Cody Whitney, 421; 3. Kanin Asay, 344 on four; 4. Clayton Williams, 340; 5. Corey Navarre, 255 on three; 6. Wesley Silcox, 254.5; 7. Dustin Elliott, 240; 8. D.J. Domangue, 176 on two; 9. Bobby Welsh, 172; 10. Chad Denton, 162.5; 11. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 86 on one; 12. Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas, 85.5.

night. “It happens in this profession. We’re just happy for him. He’s doing it the right way.” AO L Fa n Ho u s e f i r s t reported the resignation, and fellow coaches were quick to praise his efforts at Florida. “The world of college football will miss Urban,” said former USC coach Pete Carroll, who like Meyer was one of the decade’s best college coaches but opted to leave his job — in Carroll’s case for the NFL’s Seahawks. “He did a great job coaching at Florida. He had major personal issues and health issues a year ago, and I’m sure that he did everything he could to fight it off. Now he’s making decisions that are probably exactly what he needs to be doing. ... He brought a lot of excitement to Florida football, the SEC and all that. Everybody’s going to miss him.” Meyer was hired away from Utah by Florida after he led the Utes to an undefeated season. In his second season in Gainesville, he led the Gators’ to a national championship. Two seasons later he won another, the third time overall the school topped the final AP Top 25. A bid for another national championship fell short in 2009, and the day after Christmas, Meyer surprisingly announced that he was giving up the job. Just like now, he said he wanted to

Continued from 1D spend more time with his family, though he also said that he had health concerns. Less than 24 hours later, he changed his mind and decided to instead take a leave of absence. He was diagnosed with esophageal spasms and was taking prescription medication to treat it. The leave of absence eventually turned into some extended vacation time. Meyer scaled back in January — he didn’t go on the road recruiting — but still worked steadily through national signing day. He returned for spring practice in March, but managed to take significant time off before and after. He went to Hawaii with his wife, traveled to Rome and saw the pope, took a trip to Israel, visited the Masters golf tournament with his daughter and took in a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. He said it was the first offseason in which he stepped away for days at a time. But this season he had to replace Tim Tebow and several other stars, and the Gators struggled mightily. Florida finished 7-5, the worst record of Meyer’s 10year head coaching career, which began at Bowling Green. It was the first time the Gators had lost five regular-season games since 1988. The season ended with a 31-7 loss to Florida State, Meyer’s first loss to the rival Seminoles.

Cam Newton Florida. The eligibility question, at least, was resolved in a flurry leading up to the SEC title game. The NCAA said Cecil Newton did indeed dangle his son’s services for dollars at Mississippi State, but that neither Newton nor Auburn apparently knew about it. Newton’s eligibility was restored after a one-day suspension by Auburn, but the NCAA’s ruling has been widely criticized as opening the door for abuse. In conjunction with the ruling, Auburn announced Cecil Newton’s access to university sports would be limited. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Cecil Newton was invited to attend by the Heisman Trust and is expected to be there. His attorney did not respond to a phone message. As polarizing as the pay-for-play scandal was off the field, Cam Newton’s on the-field play has been just as mesmerizing. Newton and Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick joined Tim Tebow this season as the only Football Bowl Subdivision players to have 20 touchdowns both rushing and passing, accounting for 49 TDs. He was the SEC’s leading rusher with 1,409 yards — easily a league record for quarterbacks — and he also led the nation in pass efficiency, completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 2,589 yards. Newton passed for 28 touchdowns and was

Continued from 1D intercepted six times while also catching a TD pass. Newton has mostly deflected questions about the Heisman when he’s allowed to speak to the media at all — which has been seldom since the allegations surfaced. “I really don’t like to talk about individual awards with me, because without that team, without the coaching staff having faith in me ... without those guys I wouldn’t be where I am right now,” he said after the SEC championship game. “I’m going to leave that up to the voters and we just wait and see what happens.” Newton did reflect on his improbable rise: “365 days ago from this date I was at Blinn College, winning a junior college national championship. It’s a wonder what God can do in a person’s life, in such quick fashion.” Coach Gene Chizik didn’t declare his quarterback a shoo-in for the Heisman, but delivers high praise. “I don’t make these decisions, obviously, but the people that are if they look at the body of work, I don’t know how he can’t be considered very highly and possibly the winner of the Heisman,” said Chizik, a former Texas defensive coordinator. “I don’t make that call. In my 25 years of doing this, he is the best player I have been around and I have been around some great ones.”

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86, $13,840; 3. Jesse Wright, Millford, Utah, 85.5, $10,451; 4. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 84, $7,344; 5. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83.5, $4,519; 6. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 82, $2,825; 7. Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alberta, 81.5; 8. Scott Miller, Boise, Idaho, 81; 9. Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D., 80.5; 10. Shaun Stroh, Dickinson, N.D., 79.5; 11. (tie) Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, and Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 78; 13. J.J. Elshere, Quinn, S.D., 73.5; 14. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont., 71; 15. Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas, NS. Average: 1. Cody Wright, 511 points on six head; 2. Wade Sundell, 507; 3. Cody DeMoss, 487; 4. J.J. Elshere, 478; 5. Dustin Flundra, 475.5; 6. Jesse Wright, 429 on five; 7. Cort Scheer, 407.5; 8. Taos Muncy, 404.5; 9. Jesse Kruse, 401; 10. Shaun Stroh, 398; 11. (tie) Jeff Willert and Scott Miller, 396; 13. Heith DeMoss, 325.5 on four; 14. Bradley Harter, 310; 15. Sam Spreadborough, 153.5 on two.

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Cliffhanger: Yankees finally make contract offer to Lee LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — How hungry are the New York Yankees to sign Cliff Lee? Brian Cashman couldn’t have been more vivid in his description after finally making an offer Wednesday to the prized free-agent pitcher. Every other possible big move by New York must wait until the 32-year-old left-hander decides. “Hannibal Lecter in a straitjacket right now, waiting on this Cliff Lee thing,” the Yankees general manag-

er said. “It’s kind of restricting my movements a little bit.” Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, left the winter meetings and headed to Arkansas to meet with his client after receiving an offer the Yankees. New York manager Joe Girardi even called Lee “the prize of this winter.” Cashman wouldn’t discuss his dinner meeting with Carl Crawford on Tuesday night — other than to say he had steak — and wouldn’t


Men: Game — Ben Mues 300, Jon Breckel 300, Tom Miller 300, Gary Bryant 299, Paul Moritz 298, Travis White 298. Three-game series — Thomas Wolf 809, Jason Locken 808, Keith Feist 775, Duane Edwards 775, Sean Hillard 772. Four-game series — Bob Vander Vorst 991, Jack Nelson 961, Darin Helbling 960, Grant Veen 931, Phil Mann 931. Women: Game — Laurie Bense 267, Marie Foster 267, Sandy Randazzo 266, Layne Walby 263, Marie Foster 258. Three-game series — Sandy Randazzo 644, Sandy Randazzo 634, Sandy Randazzo 628, Gail Hill 612, Jill Schafer 609. Four-game series — Marie Foster 943, Marie Foster 942, Marie Foster 926, Marie Foster 910, Marie Foster 870.

TEN SPOT LANES Men: Game — Andrew Schmid 299, Jackie Wait 280, Jesse Hill 279, Tyler Johns 279, Justin Zainhofsky 279. Three-game series — Mike Fischer 725, Mike Lund 723, Justin Osborne 707, Tyler Johns 707, Terry Hoerer 704. Four-game series — Troy Bender 793, Brian Masseth 793, Justin Zainhofsky 772, Jackie Wait 748, Eric Lund 732. Women: Game — Maggie Fleck 255, Kathy Stetson 245, Marcy Lickteig 232, Peggy Wehri 224, Claudia Benjamin 223. Series — Marcy Lickteig 572, Shirley Peterson 562, Stella Westmeyer 562, Debbie Crouse 561, Maggie Fleck 559.


All-Star Challenge: Men’s game — Brian Kraft 269. Men’s series — Gary Bentley 916, Chad Williams 914, Aaron Petrowitz 896. Ball and Chain: Men’s game — Allen Nolz 234. Men’s series — Wayne Nolz 626. Women’s game — Andi Bonogosky 191. Women’s series — Andi Bonogosky 504. Bantam: Boys game - Landon Wanner 127. Boys series - Dannon Taix 244. Girls game - Samantha Dinga 125. Girls series Samantha Dinga 248. Bumper: Boys game - Jayce Lauer 107. Boys series - Noah Strand 202. Girls game Meagan Emter 122. Girls series - Meagan Emter 231. Capitol Rollers: Game - Nikki Lambert 230. Series - Nikki Lambert 608. Centennial: Game — Reed Hanson 269. Series — Duane Sandvick 659. D.C. Bowlers: Men’s game — Brian Olsen 265. Men’s series — Karl Olsen 628. Women’s game — Brittnee Foote 204. Women’s series — Brittnee Foote 528. Early Risers: Game — Greta Schlosser 213. Series — Cheryllyn Schmidt 514. Even Dozen: Men’s game - Rod Bakken 226. Men’s series - Matt Fiechtner 555. Women’s game - Pat Murray 234. Women’s series - Pat Murray 610. Flintstone: Game — Mark Wagner 278. Series — Mark Wagner 732, Keith Becker 696, Mike Briese 690. Friday Seniors: Men’s game - Garnett Rudie 247. Men’s series - Dennis Engel 622. Women’s game - Shirley Sailer 181. Women’s series - Jean Fleck 511. Golden Oldies: Men’s game — Hilmer Mohl 252. Men’s series — Hilmer Mohl 743. Women’s game — Arlo Thompson 253. Women’s series — Arlo Thompson 580. Junior High: Boys game - Ryan Holzworth 245. Boys series - Ryan Holzworth 624. Girls game - Danielle Dinga 150. Girls series Jamie Holzer 421.

Midway Classic: Game — Vickie Carlson 257. Series (4) — Marie Foster 821, Vickie Carlson 794, Laurie Bense 751. Monday Madness: Men’s game — Joe Osadchy 204. Men’s series — Mike Hoffman 553. Women’s game — Shelly Portscheller 192. Women’s series — Shelly Portscheller 507. Odd Couples: Men’s game - Jery Heck 254. Men’s series - Jerry Heck 700. Women’s game - Kathy Bahmiller 246. Women’s series - Sandy Randazzo 652. Rookies: Boys game - Garrett Olson 153. Boys series - Garrett Olson 400. Girls game - Malinda Althoff 148. Girls series - Malinda Althoff 368. Roughrider: Game — Mat Nicolson 242. Series — Steve Walby 665, Goose Givan 650. Senior High: Boys game - Jerad Christenson 280. Boys series - Ryan Sandvick 684. Girls game - Emily Helbling 211. Girls series - Emily Helbling 587. Strike Searchers: Game — Kathy Bahmiller 214. Series — Kelly Roberts 554. Sunday Nite Leftovers: Men’s game - Tim Hagen 268. Men’s series - Tim Hagen 714. Women’s game - Sarah Schatz 202. Women’s series - Sarah Schatz 559. Sundowners: Game — Liz Gierke 221. Series — Tammy Rohde 583. TGIT: Game — Jason Locken 279. Series — Jason Locken 808, Barrett Berg 684, Clarence Clayton 656. Tuesday Golden Agers: Men’s game - Don Shaw 278. Men’s series - Don Shaw 624. Women’s game - Betty Swenson 198. Women’s series - Joanne Walton 481. Twin City High Rollers: Men’s game Jason Locken 266. Men’s series - Justin Sipma 726, Chad Broeckel 677, Bob Hillard 676. Twins: Game - Arlan Kostek 279. Series Jason Helbling 706, Ryan Scott 670, Arlan Kostek 668. Wednesday Morning Coffee: Game — Leonie Orchard 192. Series — Leonie Orchard 487. Women’s City: Game - Jan Goehring 217. Series - Carrie Germann 534.

TEN SPOT LANES Monday Seniors: Men’s game - Ray Fitterer 209. Men’s series - Ray Fitterer 560. Women’s game - Clarence Fleck 187. Women’s series - Clem Volk 466. Twilite: Game - Chuck Neutman 266. Series -Mike Schmid 691. Custer: Game - Duane Moch 256. Series Billy Armstrong 700, Shane Maxwell 677, Dave Bentz 664. Men’s Mandan: Game — Mike Lund 257. Series (4) — Mike Lund 664. Friday Niners: Men’s game - Kevin Thompson 236. Men’s series - Terry Reinhart 681. Women’s game - Jennifer Wahl 232. Women’s series - Christie Campgna 535.

■ NOTE: Bowling leaders are compiled from league Web sites. Season leaders are limited to top five scores, plus ties, from each bowling center. Leaders for top series will be listed under three-game or four-game depending on league rules, not both. For weekly leaders, each league’s top game and series will be listed, plus any bowler who meets the following minimums: 275 game, 650 three-game series or 850 four-game series for men; 225 game, 600 three-game series or 750 four-game series for women. There will be a limit of three weekly leaders, plus ties, per league. — Compiled By Scott Schroeder

RECREATION DIGEST BASKETBALL MANDAN STANDINGS North: Berger Chiropractic 1-0, Truss Systems 1-0, LB Homes 1-0, Kelsch, Kelsch, Ruff and Kranda 0-1, Leingang Home Center, White Maid Diner 0-1. Central: Zander Body Shop 1-0, Veracity Motors 1-0, All American Yard Services 1-0, Action Sports 0-1, Team Satnan 0-1, O’Briens 0-1. South: Vicky’s Sports Bar 1-0, Kel-Cap 1-0, Wilkens Insurance 1-0, Rud Oil 0-1, Scuba One 0-1, Financial Ed 0-1.

BILLIARDS HOLIDAY POOL SINGLES TOURNAMENT Open A Division: 1. Tyler Perry. 2. Kevibn Weisbeck. 3. Ray Schmaltz. 4. Jesse Constello. 5. Dan Fisher. 6. Dave Fault. 7. Adrian Pudwill, 8. Frank Howe. Open B Divison: 1. Jeff Lundstrom. 2. Chad Knudtson. 3. Sheridan Strangerhorse. 4. Randy Schock, 5. Eddy Bachler, 6. Tom Biewer, 7. Troy Mohl. 8. John Huddelson. 9. Terry Sonnenberg. 10. Ron Seibel. 11. Keith Haider. 12. Jarrod Kassian, 13. Jim Frank. 14. Richard Gorneau. 15. Jeremy Gildea. 16. Wade Zimmerman. Women’s A Division: 1. Mariliee Whiteman, 2. Diane Lipp. 3. Sherry Long. Women’s B Division: 1. Beck Gildea. 2. Anna Odenbach. 3. Nikki Stone. 4. Sue Lachenmeier. Open A 9-Ball: 1. Spencer Edwards. 2. Bill Beaman. 3. Dan Fisher. 4. Tyler Perry. 5. Gerg Hyttinen. 6. Tim Cariveau. Open 9Ball: 1. 1. Mark Berg. 2. John Huddelson. 3. Blaine Lundstrom. 4. Wade Zimmerman. 5. John Weber. 6. Jon Breidenbach. 8. Casey Worden. Junior: 1. Alex Rathjen. 2. Kaylee Palmer. 3. Kayla Palmer. 13 and under: 1. Ashley Mindt. 2. Jayden Scott. 3. John Mindt. Open Scotch Doubles: 1. Stacey Keller-Hilmer Mohl. 2. Tim Cariveau-Leo Schmidt. 3. John Fehr-Franklin Snider. 4. Tim Mork-Paul Feickert. 5. Gerg Hyttinen-Eric Hyttinen. 6. Jeff Lundstrom-Bill Baker. Mixed Scotch Doubles: 1. Dave Priddy-Alice Hulm. 2. Bill Beaman-Dawn Brawn. Loser out dou-

bles: 1. Jason Volk-Eric Sellers. 2. Bob Johnson-John Mindt.

GYMNASTICS DICKINSON MEET Team 1. Dickinson 103.9, 2. Gymagic Gymnastics 103.4, 3. Bismarck Gymnastics Academy 101.6, 4. Sidney, MT 101.05, All Around: Blue Awards: Kelly Haman BGA 34.45; Red Awards: Erin Heiden BGA 33.3, Zoe Prince BGA 32.9, Carissa Albert BGA 32.1; White Awards: Mikayla Newbraugh 30.05, Alex Piper 30.0. Vault: Blue Awards: Haman BGA 9.5, Prince BGA 9.2, Newbraugh BGA 9.1; Red Awards: Heiden BGA 8.85, Albert BGA 8.8, Piper BGA 8.6. Uneven Bars: Blue Awards: Red Awards: Haman BGA 8.75; Yellow Awards: Heiden BGA 7.9, Albert BGA 7.9, Prince BGA 7.5; Green Awards: Piper BGA 7.2, Newbraugh BGA 7.0. Balance Beam: White Awards: Heiden BGA 8.15, Prince BGA 8.1; Yellow Awards: Haman BGA 7.6; Green Awards: Albert BGA 7.0, Newbraugh BGA 6.9, Piper BGA 6.7. Floor: Red Awards: Haman BGA 8.6; White Awards: Albert BGA 8.4, Heiden BGA 8.4, Prince BGA 8.1; Yellow Awards: Piper BGA 7.5, Newbraugh BGA 7.05. Team 1. Eastern Montana 98.05, 2. Bismarck Gymnastics Academy 96.15, 3. Dickinson 93.1, 4. Valley Twisters 90.6, 5. Western Stars 80.5. All Around: White Awards: Mikayla Bennett BGA 31.75, Elicca Stugelmeyer BGA 31.6, Blythe Ehrmantraut BGA 61.6, Amanda Stewart BGA 31.4. Vault: White Awards: Stewart BGA 8.3, Stugelmeyer BGA 8.25, Bennett BGA 8.2; Yellow Awards: Ehrmantraut BGA 7.9. Uneven Bars: White Awards: Stugelmeyer BGA 8.45, Bennett BGA 8.15; Yellow Awards: Stewart BGA 7.9, Ehrmantraut BGA 7.7. Balance Beam: Yellow Awards: Ehrmantraut BGA 7.6, Stugelmeyer BGA 7.5, Green Awards: Bennett BGA 7.3, Stewart BGA 7.2. Floor Exercise: White Awards: Ehrmantraut BGA 8.4, Bennett BGA 8.1, Stewart BGA 8.0; Green Awards: Stugelmeyer BGA 7.4

UPCOMING EVENTS DEADLINES SUBMIT BY TUESDAY: All Upcoming Events or Recreation Digest items should be submitted to the Tribune sports department by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week they are intended to run. Information may be provided by e-mail, fax (223-2063), phone call (888-684-2293) or by visiting the Tribune office. Please send all e-mail items for Recreation Digest or Upcoming Events to

BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING PROGRAM: Jan. 9Feb. 13. For grades 1-12. Coach Len Stanley will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit, or call 866622-4487.

BASKETBALL OPEN GYM PROGRAM: The Bismarck Parks and Recreation open gym program is free of charge and runs through March 6. Times and school locations can be found on the BPRD website at Court reservations will be taken for adult teams interested in practicing at Wachter or Simle. Reservations can be made for the weekend by calling 222-6454 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding weekend play. Each team will have a court for one hour. VCPR YOUTH TOURNAMENT: Dec. 11 and Jan 29. For boys and girls in grades 46. Deadline: Jan. 19. Fee: $100. To register contact RIVER CITY 3-POINT SHOOTOUT: Dec. 29 at Mandan Middle School. Three-point shooting tournament open to ages 12 and

up. Deadline: Dec. 22. Go to for rules and entry form. JAMES RIVER YMCA TOURNAMENT: Feb. 12 in Jamestown. Boys and girls tournaments for grades 4-6. Fee: $125. For more information call Tyler Perleberg at 253-4101 or e-mail BISMARCK STATE YOUTH TOURNAMENTS: Jan. 22-23 and Feb. 12-13. For boys and girls in grades 4-6. Boys only tournament for grades 4-8 to be held April 16-17. Log on to and link youth tournaments. Contact: BSC athletics at 224-5480 VCPR WINTER SHOOTOUT: Feb. 25-26. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. Deadline: Feb. 16. Fee: $100. To register contact PATRIOTS HOOPS FEST: March 19-20. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. To register v i s i t or Lori at VCPR SPRING SHOOTOUT: March 25-26. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. Deadline: March 16. Fee: $110. To register contact JAMESTOWN SPRING SHOOTOUT: March 19. For boys and girls in grades 3-9. Contact or for entry form.

ROAD RACE ZOO YEAR’S EVE 5K WALK AND RUN: Dec 31 at the Dakota Zoo. Starts at 2 p.m. Fee: $20. Pre-register at Call 223-7543 for more information

GYMNASTICS PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Dec. 17 at Dakota Star Dakota Star Gymnastics in Mandan. Parents drop of children ages 3 and over for open gym. Cost: $5. Call 663-1174 for information

say whether the Yankees could sign both Lee and the All-Star outfielder. Admitting he was tired, Cashman playfully discussed his job as GM of baseball’s highest-revenue franchise and thanked his bosses for giving permission to make the publicly unspecified offer to Lee.

“I know my title is general manager, but I consider myself the director of spending of the New York Yankees. I don’t make it. I spend it,” Cashman said. “We’ve made an offer that’s not easy to be making and I appreciate the fact that the Steinbrenners are allowing us to make an offer to this degree. ... It’s a

big commitment on behalf of the fan base, and we’ll see what happens. I think we’ve done all we can do from meeting to talking to showing.” New York almost acquired Lee from Seattle in July before he was dealt to Texas. Lee then helped the Rangers beat the Yankees in the AL

championship series, putting Texas in the World Series for the first time. “He’s a guy that wins. He’s a guy that gives you innings. He’s a guy that knows how to pitch on the big stage,” Girardi said. “Everything that you’d want, and a guy that you would ask to help you win another championship.”

PUBLIC NOTICE Conference Call Notice The North Dakota Firefighter’s Association will be scheduling a conference telephone call on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. to discuss some business items. 12/9 - 606180 Turtle Mountain Housing Authority PO Box 620 Belcourt, ND 58316 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Legal Services DESCRIPTION: The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority is seeking a qualified legal firm/individual for the purposes of assisting the housing authority with construction contracts and land issues that periodically arise. PROPOSAL DUE DATE: December 15, 2010 2:00 p.m. For more information and proposal packet, CONTACT: Ron Peltier, Executive Director (701) 477-5673 x 28 or Rebecca Phelps, Development Specialist (701) 477-5673 x 27 or 871-2421 (cell) Indian Preference will apply. 11/27, 30, 12/2, 4, 7. 9 & 11 - 606138 Turtle Mountain Housing Authority PO Box 620 Belcourt, ND 58316 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Accounting Services DESCRIPTION: The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority is seeking a qualified CPA firm to conduct overview of its accounts, reports and/or records on a quarterly basis. Accounting firm will be required to be knowledgeable in fund accounting, accounting for government grants, and well versed in payroll tax matters and familiar with Great Plains accounting software. TMHA would require assistance with questions that may arise during daily operations. Compilation and review service is not requested. PROPOSAL DUE DATE: December 15, 2010 2:00 p.m. For more information and proposal packet, CONTACT: Ron Peltier, Executive Director (701) 477-5673 x 28 or Rebecca Phelps, Development Specialist (701) 477-5673 x 27 or 871-2421 (cell) Indian Preference will apply. 12/1, 2, 4, 7. 9 & 11 - 606144 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Basin Cooperative Services Revision No. 36, Permit BCGH-8204 Approval Case No. RC-10-65 NOTICE OF PERMIT REVISION APPROVAL November 24, 2010 Preliminary Statement On March 10, 2010, Basin Cooperative Services applied for Revision No. 36 to Surface Coal Mining Permit No. BCGH8204 for the Glenharold Mine located near Stanton. Revision No. 36 changes the post-mining land use on 325 acres from native grassland, stockponds and wetlands to industrial use for expansion of the ash disposal facility used by the Leland Olds Power Station. This revision also updates the surface and subsurface ownership information and hydrologic information for permanent ponds, and makes minor changes to standards and methods for measuring revegetation success. The Public Service Commission has completed its review of this application and issued the permit revision. Notice Any person with an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the revision or permit renewal approval may request a formal hearing with the Commission within thirty days of the publication of this notice. The request should be addressed to the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, 600 E. Blvd Ave Dept. 408, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505. For more information you may contact the Public Service Commission at 701-328-2400. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Tony Clark, Commissioner Kevin Cramer, Chairman Brian P. Kalk, Commissioner 12/2 & 9 - 606148 NOTICE OF LAPSE OF MINERAL INTEREST PURSUANT TO N.D.C.C. SECTION 38-18.1 TO: Mike Kozak, JR. Katherine Kozak The undersigned, LARRY J. TOSSETH and CAROLE MARIE TOSSETH, husband and wife, hereby gives notice of the lapse of mineral interests pursuant to Chapter 3818.1 of the North Dakota Century Code and does hereby further give notice that they intend to succeed to the ownership of the entire mineral interests in and under the following tract of land, said ownership having lapsed by abandonment and nonuse for a period of 20 years. The name of the record owner of the lapsed mineral interests is Mike Kozak, Jr. and Katherine Kozak. The description of land on which the minerals are located is: Burleigh County, North Dakota TOWNSHIP 144 NORTH, RANGE 79 WEST; Section 26; SE 1/4 The name of the persons giving notice of lapse of mineral interests is; LARRY J. TOSSETH and CAROLE MARIE TOSSETH, husband and wife, of 1734 N. 22nd Street, Bismarck, ND 58501. LARRY J. TOSSETH and CAROLE MARIE TOSSETH, husband and wife, are the record owners of the surface estate of the above described premises and as such by giving this notice intends to succeed to the ownership of the above described lapsed mineral interests. Dated this 26th day of November, 2010. /s/ Larry J.Tosseth Larry J.Tosseth /s/ Carole Marie Tosseth Carole Marie Tosseth STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA ) )ss COUNTY OF BURLEIGH ) On this 26th day of November, 2010, before me personally appeared LARRY J.TOSSETH and CAROLE MARIE TOSSETH, husband and wife, who are known to me to be the persons described in and who executed the within and foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that they executed the same. /s/ Kathy Modin Notary Public My commission expires: 06/29/16 (Seal) 12/2, 9 & 16 - 606155

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Coteau Properties Company Notice of Violation No. 1004 Violation Case No. RC-10-598 NOTICE OF FORMAL HEARING November 24, 2010 Preliminary Statement On October 4, 2010, the Public Service Commission’s Reclamation Division issued Notice of Violation 1004 to The Coteau Properties Company for failure to install the appropriate measures to control erosion and sedimentation from a section of haulroad at the Freedom Mine. On October 29, 2010, the Commission received a request for a Formal Hearing from The Coteau Properties Company in the matter. Notice of Informal Conference Notice is hereby given that the captioned matter is set for Formal Hearing, commencing at 9:00 a.m. CST, on December 17, 2010, in the Public Service Commission’s Hearing Room, 12th Floor, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota. If you require any auxiliary aids, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials, please notify the Commission, at (701) 328-2400, or Relay North Dakota TTY: 1-800-3666888 at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Tony Clark, Commissioner Kevin Cramer, Chairman Brian P. Kalk, Commissioner 12/2 & 9 - 606147 IN JUVENILE COURT, BURLEIGH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA IN THE INTEREST OF J. I.C.,A CHILD. Bryan Denham, ) Petitioner, ) vs. ) J. I.C., Child; ) Denise Lafromboise, Mother; ) Leslie Iron Cloud, Father; ) Respondents. ) File No. 08-10-R-0528 SUMMONS You are summoned to appear personally at the Juvenile Court in the Burleigh County Courthouse, Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, on the 28th day of December, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., for the purpose of hearing on the Petition filed with this Court.The Petition claims that the child is alleged to be a delinquent and unruly child, as more fully appears from the Petition. A copy of the Petition can be obtained at the Clerk of Courts Office. RIGHT TO HEARING BEFORE A JUDGE You are entitled to have the Petition heard before a Judge of the Juvenile Court, instead of a Referee, by filing a written request for a Judge with the Clerk of Court within five (5) days after receiving this Summons. RIGHT TO COUNSEL If you desire the assistance of an attorney, and are unable without undue financial hardship to employ one, the Court, upon your request, will appoint an attorney for you. Dated this 29th day of November, 2010. /s/John Grinsteiner JOHN GRINSTEINER JUDICIAL REFEREE 12/2, 9 & 16 - 606151 NOTICE OF LAPSE OF MINERAL INTEREST PURSUANT TO N.D.C.C. SECTION 38-18.1 TO: Mike Kozak, JR. Katherine Kozak The undersigned, Frances Ann Roff, hereby gives notice of the lapse of mineral interests pursuant to Chapter 38-18.1 of the North Dakota Century Code and does hereby further give notice that she intends to succeed to the ownership of the entire mineral interests in and under the following tract of land, said ownership having lapsed by abandonment and nonuse for a period of 20 years. The name of the record owner of the lapsed mineral interests is Mike Kozak, Jr. and Katherine Kozak. The description of land on which the minerals are located is: Burleigh County, North Dakota TOWNSHIP 144 NORTH, RANGE 79 WEST; Section 26; SW 1/4 The name of the person giving notice of lapse of mineral interests is; Frances Ann Roff, of 29814 Windchime Hill, Fair Oaks Ranch,TX 78015. Frances Ann Roff is the record owner of the surface estate of the above described premises and as such by giving this notice intends to succeed to the ownership of the above described lapsed mineral interests. Dated this 26th day of November, 2010. /s/ Frances Ann Roff Frances Ann Roff STATE OF TEXAS ) )ss COUNTY OF KENDALL ) On this 26th day of November, 2010, before me personally appeared FRANCES ANN ROFF, who is known to me to be the person described in and who executed the within and foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that she executed the same. /s/ Anne D. Patterson Notary Public My commission expires: 03/03/13 (Seal) 12/2, 9 & 16 - 606154 Advertisement for Bids SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT Owner 10700 Hwy 1804 North Bismarck, ND 58503 Address Separate sealed Bids for the construction of the Emmons County Prefabricated Vaults, Contract 2010-8 will be received by the Board of Directors for the South Central Regional Water District (SCWD) at the SCWD office located adjacent to the North Burleigh Water Treatment Plant until 1:30 P.M, (Local Time) January 13, 2011 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The scope of WORK generally consists of fabricating and delivering to site, two (2) prefabricated VFD Booster Stations and two (2) prefabricated meter vaults. Included in this work are start-up services for all vaults and a one-year warranty for each vault. All vaults will be located in Emmons County of North Dakota. The Contract Documents may be examined between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., local time, Monday through Friday at the office of the South Central Regional Water District, and at the following

location(s): BARTLETT & WEST 3456 East Century Avenue P.O. Box 1077 Bismarck, ND 58502-1077 Telephone (701) 258-1110 Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office, upon payment of $50.00 for each set. All Bids must be made on the “Bid Form” included as part of these documents. Each BID must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a copy of a current and valid North Dakota Contractor’s License (must have been issued at least 10 calendar days before the date of Bid opening) and a BIDDER’s Bond equal to five percent of the full amount of the BID, executed by the BIDDER as Principal and by a SURETY, conditioned that if the Principal’s BID is accepted and the CONTRACT awarded to the Principal, the Principal, within fifteen days after notice of award, shall execute a CONTRACT in accordance with terms of the BID and a CONTRACTOR’s BOND as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the South Central Regional Water District. The Bidder is advised that the funding and/or regulatory agencies for this project are (in whole or in part) the US Department of Agriculture/Rural Development (USDA/RD) and the US Department of the Interior/Bureau of Reclamation. The USDA/RD requires compliance with the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Presidents Executive Order No. 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518, and 11625. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the contract documents. The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of 61 days after the date fixed for the opening thereof, and to reject any or all bids, and to award the Contract, if awarded, to the Contractor with the Bid that is determined to be in the best interest and most advantageous to the Owner. /s/ Doug Neibauer 12/7/10 Date Executive Director 12/9, 16 & 23 - 606179 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF BURLEIGH SOUTH CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT The State of North Dakota, doing ) business as The Bank of North Dakota, ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) Stanley Lee Siroshton and ) Wanda Kay Siroshton, ) Defendants. ) Civil No. 10-C-02199 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree of a foreclosure rendered and given by the Burleigh County District Court, North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of Court on October 26, 2010, in an action wherein The State of North Dakota, doing business as The Bank of North Dakota was Plaintiff and Stanley Lee Siroshton and Wanda Kay Siroshton, husband and wife, were Defendants, adjudging that there is due and payable on the real estate mortgage described in Plaintiff’s Complaint the sum of $180,947.60, which Judgment and Decree, among other things directed the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described to satisfy the amount of the Judgment with interest thereon and the cost and expenses of such sale are so much thereof as the proceeds of the sale applicable thereto will satisfy, and by virtue of a Writ to me issued out of the Office of the Clerk and under the Seal of the Court, directing me to sell the real property pursuant to said Judgment and Decree. I, Pat Heinert, Sheriff of Burleigh County, North Dakota and the person appointed by the Court to make the sale, will sell the hereinafter described real estate to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the courthouse in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, on the January 18, 2011, at 1:15 p.m. of that date to satisfy the amount declared due and payable in said Judgment, with interest and costs thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale applicable thereto will satisfy. The premises to be sold pursuant to said Judgment and Decree and said Writ and to this notice are located in Burleigh County, North Dakota and are described in the Judgment and Decree and Writ as follows to wit: Lots 31 and 32, Block 10, Fisher Addition to the City of Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. Property Tax ID Number: 100010075 Parcel ID Number: 100010075 Which has the address of 1303 Harmon Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 The failure to include the street address in the notice, does not affect the validity of the notice. Please note the sale is subject to cancellation or postponement. Dated this 1st day of December, 2010. Pat Heinert, Sheriff Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department /s/Sharlene Schuh Sharlene Schuh Deputy Sheriff The person to hold such sale. Dated this 1st day of December, 2010. State of North Dakota Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General By: /s/Douglas B.Anderson Douglas B.Anderson Assistant Attorney General State Bar ID No. 05072 Office of Attorney General 500 North 9th Street Bismarck, ND 58501-4509 Telephone (701) 328-3640 Facsimile (701) 328-4300 Attorneys for Plaintiff. 12/9, 16 & 23 - 606165 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS North Dakota State Penitentiary Building Project, BP 5 Bismarck, North Dakota Owner: North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation PO Box 5521 3100 Railroad Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506 Architect: BWBR Architects, Inc. 380 St. Peter Street, Suite 600 St. Paul MN 55102 Contact Todd Warren 651-222-3701

The Work of this Bid Package consists of a major expansion and renovation of the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck, North Dakota. It includes the construction of a 27,000 square foot Administration Building, and a 160,000 square foot Secure Area Building with medical, intake, and inmate housing units. The inmate housing units will include the incorporation of precast concrete cell modules currently being manufactured under a separate contract. Also included are approximately 9,000 square feet of interior remodeling, a utility tunnel extension with mechanical and electrical infrastructure upgrades, various site and utility improvements, and the demolition of four existing buildings. Sealed Bids will be received by the Owner at the above address until 2:30 p.m. local time, 20 January 2011, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids submitted after that time will be returned unopened.Visitors must arrive at the front lobby of the penitentiary 30 minutes early to allow time for obtaining visitor passes. A background check is not required, but visitors must present a valid state driver's license or non-driver identification card. Cell phones, computers, purses, and other personal items are not permitted inside the building. Bid tabs and pens will be distributed before the bid opening. Separate prime contract Bids will be received for General Construction, Mechanical Construction, and Electrical Construction. The Owner may accept a Single Prime Bid for construction including all work, but only if that bid is lower than the combined total of the lowest responsible multiple bids for the project. Deliver Bids to the Owner’s address indicated above. Clearly label the envelope exterior with the following information: 1. Name of project. 2. Prime contract for which the bid is submitted: General Construction, Mechanical Construction, Electrical Construction, or Combined Construction. 3. Date and time of bid opening. 4. Addenda received. 5. Contractor license number and renewal date. Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing the contractor's license and bid security. The bid security must be in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid and must be in the form of a bidder's bond. A bidder's bond must be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal's bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of the award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and the bid bond and any condition of the governing body.A countersignature of a bid bond is not required under this section. If a successful bidder does not execute a contract within the ten days allowed, the bidder's bond must be forfeited to the governing body and the project awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder. The Bidder must have a North Dakota contractor’s license and must be licensed for the full amount of the Bid as required by N.D.C.C. §§ 43-07-05 and 43-07-12. No bid may be read or considered if the bid does not fully comply with this Advertisement for Bids and N.D.C.C. § 4801.2-05, and any deficient bid submitted must be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately. Bids may not be withdrawn or modified within 45 days after Bids are opened. The Owner's intent of award or judgment will be announced within that period. Documents are on file for examination during normal business hours at the Builders' Exchanges of Bismarck/Mandan, Fargo/Moorhead, Minot, Dickinson, Construction Industry Center, Construction Plans Exchange, Grand Forks, Minneapolis, and St. Paul; at McGraw Hill Construction Data and Reed Construction Data; at the ND SD Native American Business Enterprise Center in Bismarck, and the National Association of Minority Contractors Plan Room in Minneapolis; at BWBR Architects, Inc., and at Architectural Concepts, Inc., 122 East Main Avenue, Suite 202, Bismarck ND 58501. Bidding Documents are available in complete sets only from BWBR Architects (651-222-3701) and will be shipped or picked up from: Mathison's Express Press Graphics 112 North 4th Street Bismarck ND 58502 (701) 258-5060 Bidders may obtain one complete set of Bidding Documents for a refundable deposit of $500 per set. In addition to deposit or purchase cost, there is a non-refundable shipping and handling charge of $40 per set of documents. Submit separate checks for deposits and shipping charges to BWBR Architects, 380 St. Peter Street, Ste. 600, St. Paul MN 55102. Return documents to Architectural Concepts, Inc., 122 East Main Avenue, Suite 202, Bismarck ND 58501. Deposits will be forfeited if documents are not returned in usable condition within 45 days after Bids are opened. The successful Bidder shall furnish Performance Bond, and Labor and Material Payment Bond in full amount of the Contract prior to execution of the Contract. The Owner may make investigations as deemed necessary to determine the qualifications and ability of the Bidders to perform the work.The Owner reserves the right to reject Bids in whole or in part, to waive bidding informalities or irregularities, and to reject any and all bids and rebid the project until a satisfactory bid is received. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the above address at 12:30 p.m. local time, 22 December 2010. Visitors must arrive at the front lobby of the penitentiary 30 minutes early to allow time for obtaining visitor passes. A background check is not required, but visitors must present a valid state driver's license or non-driver identification card. Cell phones, computers, purses, and other personal items are not permitted inside the building. Bid tabs and pens will be distributed before the bid opening. Other arrangements for visiting the facility may be made through the Architect, subject to the Plant Service Director’s approval. 12/9, 16 & 23 - 606174

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ultra-safe investments like Treasurys and also a greater likelihood of inflation, which would erode the value of the fixed payments from bonds. Economists are already raising their estimates for economic growth as a result of the tax-cut package. Goldman Sachs economists released a rough estimate Wednesday saying that the tax relief could wind up adding between 0.5 and 1 percentage point to eco-

nomic growth next year. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13.32 points, or 0.1 percent, to 11,372.48. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4.53 or 0.4 percent, to a new yearly high of 1,228.28. The index last traded at this level in late September 2008. It is now up 10.1 percent for the year. The Nasdaq composite index rose 10.67, or 0.4, to 2,609.16.



GOLD Selected world gold prices, Wednesday. London morning fixing: $1395.00 off $25.00. London afternoon fixing: $1385.50 off 34.50. NY Handy & Harman: $1385.50 off $34.50. NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $1533.60 off $35.13. NY Engelhard: $1388.51 off $34.56. NY Engelhard fabricated: $1492.64 off $37.15. NY Merc. gold Dec Wed. $1382.50 off $25.80. NY HSBC Bank USA 4 p.m. Wed. $1384.00 off $18.00.

NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonferrous metal prices Wed. Aluminum -$1.0545 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$4.0926 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $4.0945 N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Lead - $2401.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $1.0464 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1385.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1382.50 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed. Silver - $28.500 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $28.224 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Platinum -$1686.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1681.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed. n.q.-not quoted, n.a.-not available r-revised

Australia .9800 .9859 1.0204 1.0143 Britain 1.5802 1.5769 .6328 .6342 Canada .9897 .9907 1.0105 1.0094 China .1501 .1504 6.6640 6.6489 Denmark .1777 .1782 5.6275 5.6117 Euro 1.3261 1.3284 .7541 .7528 Hong Kong .1287 .1288 7.7676 7.7628 Japan .011896 .011983 84.07 83.46 Mexico .080321 .080476 12.4500 12.4260 Russia .0322 .0321 31.0463 31.1139 Sweden .1453 .1453 6.8823 6.8823 Switzerlnd 1.0134 1.0129 .9868 .9873 CANADIAN EXCHANGE $1 Canadian = 93 cents U.S. for sale to customer and 90 cents U.S. purchase from customer At the Bank of North Dakota Wednesday

OIL PATCH Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 Posted price for N.D. Sweet Crude (40 gravity) SEMCRUDE ’10 BULLETIN 10-238 (Dec. 8), price per barrel .......... $67.05 NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE Crude oil, light sweet (NYM) 1,000 barrels, price per barrel January Last Change Open High Low 88.61 -.08 88.35 88.99 87.33 NUMBER OF RIGS OPERATING Friday (Dec. 3, 2010) Year ago 164 67

SILVER NEW YORK (AP) — Handy & Harman silver Wednesday $28.500 off $1.615. H&H fabricated $34.200 off $1.938. The morning bullion price for silver in London $29.020 off $1.480. Engelhard $28.290 off $1.800. Engelhard fabricated $33.948 off $ NY Merc silver spot month Wednesday $28.224 off $1.524.

INTEREST RATES 3-month T-Bill 1-year bill 10-year T-Note 30-year T-Bond

0.14 0.28 3.23 4.44

0.16 0.27 2.96 4.23

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+0.12 ... +0.02

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AIG takes key step to pay off largest bailout WASHINGTON (AP) — Bailed-out insurance conglomerate American International Group Inc. is taking a key step toward paying off a bailout that was at one point worth $182 billion — the largest of the financial crisis. The company says in a public filing Wednesday that it will pay off a loan from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. AIG says that will clear the way for the Treasury to sell off the government’s stake. Treasury’s stake in AIG will temporarily rise from roughly 80 percent to 92 percent, as part of the deal. Treasury officials would not comment on the government’s planned sales of

AIG shares. They said the shares will be sold to maximize taxpayer profits and minimize the risk of loss. “Today’s announcement is a milestone in the gover nment’s long-stated efforts to exit our investments in private companies as soon as practical while protecting taxpayers,” Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Tim Massad said in a statement. “When all is said and done, we believe taxpayers will recover every dollar invested in AIG and stand a good chance of making a profit.” AIG became a symbol for excess risk on Wall Street dur ing the cr isis that peaked in late 2008.

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GOP blocks plan to give seniors $250 WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. President Barack Obama and Democrats have urged approval of the one-time payment, saying seniors barely getting by on their Social Security checks face undue hardships without the COLA increase. But most Republicans contended that the nation couldn’t afford the estimated $14 billion cost of the payment. The measure was brought up under a fast-track procedure in the House that required a two-thirds majority for passage. The 254-153 vote in favor of the bill fell short of that.

Dakota Cash Grain Prices Sp Wht Sp Wht Winter Durum Corn 14% 15% Wht 12%

Beach Bismarck Bowman Cleveland Dickinson-Woody’s Harvey Hensler Lemmon, S.D. McLaughlin,S.D. Max Napoleon New Salem Scranton Sterling-SCG Taylor Tuttle Underwood Watford City

8.40 7.87 8.14 8.14 .... 8.13 8.23 8.18 8.08 8.07 8.10 8.07 8.20 8.10 8.18 7.77 .... 7.91

10.50 9.12 9.14 9.80 .... .... 9.73 9.48 9.83 9.07 9.85 9.27 9.30 9.85 9.48 .... .... 9.21

6.60 .... 6.20 7.20 .... 6.73 6.43 6.73 7.02 6.57 7.03 6.72 6.15 7.03 6.73 .... .... 6.05

7.30 .... 7.25 7.75 .... .... .... .... .... 7.25 .... .... 7.35 .... 7.10 .... .... 7.13

4.70 4.99 .... 4.89 .... 4.70 .... .... 4.99 4.34 4.90 4.85 .... .... .... .... .... ....

Barley feed


3.50 3.40 3.30 3.60 3.50 3.30 .... .... .... 3.40 3.35 3.50 3.30 .... 3.55 3.30 .... 3.38

.... 2.79 .... 3.35 3.20 .... .... .... 2.35 2.35 1.45 2.70 .... .... 1.95 1.90 .... 1.13

Flax Sunflower Soybeans seeds

12.25 13.60 .... 13.70 .... 13.65 .... .... 11.90 14.70 13.70 .... 12.45 .... 12.10 13.45 13.70 ....

19.00 20.50 .... .... .... 20.50 .... .... 18.90 .... 19.75 20.75 .... 19.65 .... .... 19.15 ....

.... .... .... 12.19 .... 12.16 .... .... 11.98 11.41 11.46 12.10 .... 11.46 .... .... .... ....

Ag prices, Bismarck-Mandan


Spring wheat, 15%

Barley, delivered $3.5




2.5 10

2.0 5 0

1.5 1.0

Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Sunflower, delivered

WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Dec 10 743¿ 751 725ß 742 -1 Mar 11 784¿ 792¿ 766Ÿ 784 -ß May 11 807ß 814Ÿ 787Ÿ 808¿ +3 Jul 11 806Ÿ 812Ÿ 786¿ 806Ÿ +3 Sep 11 816Ÿ 823¿ 797 817 +4ß Prev. sales 112580 Prev. Open Int. 479187 chg. +902 CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Dec 10 563 563 538ß 559¿+12Ÿ Mar 11 574 575 552Ÿ 574¿+12ß May 11 581Ÿ 583¿ 561 583 +13Ÿ Jul 11 585ß 588 565ß 587Ÿ +13 Sep 11 545Ÿ 549 530Ÿ 549 +11Ÿ Prev. sales 242408 Prev. Open Int. 1489862 chg.-1778 OATS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Dec 10 378¿ 379 372¿ 378 +14 Mar 11 377¿ 381 371 378 +5 May 11 383 384 379ß 383 +5¿ Jul 11 384 386ß 383ß 386 +5 Sep 11 338 339Ÿ 338 339Ÿ +1Ÿ Prev. sales 1696 Prev. Open Int. 11878 chg. +540 SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Jan 11 1293Ÿ 1296¿ 1266¿ 1296+10¿ Mar 11 1305 1305Ÿ 1275Ÿ 1305+10ß May 11 1305ß 1309 1279Ÿ 1309+11Ÿ Jul 11 1308Ÿ 1310ß 1280ß 1310¿+10ß Aug 11 1284¿ 1285ß 1257¿ 1285ß+11Ÿ Prev. sales 234694 Prev. Open Int. 631787 chg. +337 SOYBEAN OIL 60,000 lbs- cents per lb Dec 10 53.79 53.91 52.75 53.80 +.41 Jan 11 54.18 54.29 52.91 54.18 +.38 Mar 11 54.66 54.77 53.37 54.66 +.40

May 11 55.00 55.10 53.73 55.00 +.43 Jul 11 55.21 55.34 53.92 55.21 +.41 Prev. sales 122194 Prev. Open Int. 343364 chg.+4478 SOYBEAN MEAL 100 tons- dollars per ton Dec 10 344.40 346.70 338.00 345.40+2.40 Jan 11 345.60 348.60 338.50 347.10+2.80 Mar 11 347.20 350.00 340.00 348.90+3.10 May 11 346.20 348.70 339.50 347.90+3.10 Jul 11 346.10 348.40 340.00 347.50+3.00 Prev. sales 54596 Prev. Open Int. 193278 chg. +605 CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Dec 10 102.05 102.50 101.57 102.10 -.17 Feb 11 104.60 105.10 103.85 104.62 +.07 Apr 11 102.90 108.32 102.90 107.87 +.10 Jun 11 104.65 105.35 104.45 105.30 +.40 Aug 11 104.80 105.30 104.45 105.30 +.43 Prev. sales 55186 Prev. Open Int. 340954 chg.-1890 FEEDER CATTLE 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Jan 11 117.82 118.40 116.90 118.17 +.95 Mar 11 118.35 118.85 117.92 118.82 +.65 Apr 11 119.20 119.70 119.05 119.67 +.50 May 11 119.72 120.05 119.00 119.97 +.22 Aug 11 120.25 120.25 119.95 120.17 -.10 Prev. sales 8816 Prev. Open Int. 38400 chg. -714 PORK BELLIES 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Feb 11 104.50 Mar 11 105.00 May 11 105.00 Jul 11 103.50 Aug 11 102.50 Prev. sales Prev. Open Int. 5 chg.

$ 150


Previous Day’s Slaughter: Cows 7500 Bulls 750 Compared to Tuesday, slaughter cows and bulls steady to 2.00 lower. Lean Boners Breakers Premium White 90 Pct Lean 85 Pct Lean 75 Pct Lean 500 lbs and up 109.00-113.00 105.00-110.00 95.00-104.00 117.00122.00 400-500 lbs 104.00-109.00 95.00-104.00 85.00-104.00 350-400 lbs 101.00-104.00 Slaughter Bull Carcasses 92 Pct Lean 600 lbs and up 117.00-124.00 500-600 lbs 115.00-117.00 MINNEAPOLIS FUTURES SPRING WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Dec 10 845 845 826 842ß +8¿ Mar 11 862Ÿ 867 842 862ß +9ß May 11 871Ÿ 873ß 849Ÿ 869¿ +7 Jul 11 868ß 871Ÿ 848 865Ÿ +4¿ Sep 11 856 861 841Ÿ 853ß +1 Prev. sales 10608 Prev. Open Int. 66233 chg. -629

Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Feeder cattle, 600-700

$ 35



30 125

25 20

100 15 10

Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Feeder cattle, 450-550

Spring wheat, 14% $ 20



15 125

10 5 0


Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Bismarck Tribune - Dec. 9, 2010