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Tyler Tribute - Page 12 Area Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Walk-in access program pays landowners to allow public hunting on their land Local landowners can earn money by allowing public hunting on their private land through the Walk-In Access O/VIA) pro- gram, according to Ron Madsen of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District [SWCD). 'WVIA is an effective way for landowners to gener- ate extra revenue from their habitat acres" Mads- en said. "We hope to enroll 500 WIA acres in Lincoln County by spring. This witl be added to 3,514.71 acres of WIA in our county which were enrolled in agreements the last two years." WIA pays landowners by the acre to allow hunt- ing access. The program targets privately-owned parcels of 40 acres or more that are already en- rolled in a conservation program such as Rein- vest In Minnesota (RIM) or Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). River bot- toms, wetlands and other high-quality habitat will also be considered for WIA this year. Bonuses are added if more than 140 contigu- ous acres are enrolled, if the land is within one-half mile of existing state or federal hunting land, or if a multi-year agreement is signed. Madsen said it is im- portant for landowners to know that enrollment in WIA is voluntary and rec- reational use laws provide extra liability protection for WIA acres. Landown- ers can opt out of the pro- gram in five days by notify- ing the state and returning the boundary signs. WIA land is for public hunting only. No target practice, trapping, dog training, camping, horse- back riding or fires are allowed. No vehicles are allowed on conservation land. Parking is along roads or in designated parking areas. Once private land is enrolled in the program, bright yellow-green hexa- gon signs are placed at the property boundaries. Enrollment for the Walk-in Access program began March 1. Contact the Lincoln SWCD office for more information at 507-694-1630, x3 or if you are interested in signing up for the program stop by the Lincoln SWCD office in Ivanhoe (located across from the Bowling Alley) and talk to Ron Madsen or Randy Kraus. For more in- formation on the WIA Pro- gram, visit www.mndnr. gov/walkin. Locations of parcels enrolled for 2013 will be on the DNR website in August. Farm Rescue selected to receive $347,690 grant Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major ill- ness, injury or natural di- saster, will receive a grant totaling $347,690 from the Leone M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The grant, which was awarded to Farm Rescue through the trust's Rural Healthcare Program, will be used for equipment purchases and general op- erations. "We are very thankful for the commitment and generosity shown by the Leone M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to help farm families and rural communities through Farm Rescue" said Bill Gross, Farm Rescue presi- dent and founder. "This is the largest grant received since the inception of Farm Rescue and will allow us to acquire the necessary equipment to provide effi- cient and timely assistance to more families." "Ifa farmer cannot plant or harvest the crops be- cause of an illness or in- jury, that farm may not be able to survive until next season," said Walter Panzirer, trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. "These farms are vital to rural communities. Farm Rescue provides assistance during a health crisis and helps guarantee the fam- ily can focus on getting the healthcare they need. We are proud to support Farm Rescue and their volun- teers as they do good work in the upper Midwest." About Farm Rescue Farm Rescue was found- ed in 2006 and has helped more than 200 families during unexpected crises. The organization's mis- sion is to help farmers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant or har- vest their crop. The con- tinuation of viable farms is the organization's focus. As a result of the assistance provided by Farm Rescue, farm families can survive potentially devastating circumstances, enabling them to keep the family business intact, which in turn helps the economic, social and civic wellbeing of rural communities. The tangible and intangible benefits of Farm Rescue assistance are far-reach- ing in terms of communi- ties and families. Farm Rescue helps farm families in North Dakota, South Da- kota, Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 planting sea- son, which can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or www. farmrescue.org. About the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effec- tive nonprofits in a variety of selected areas. Since 2008, when the Trust be- gan its active grant mak- ing, it has committed more than $800 million to a wide range of charitable organizations. The Trust's Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use information tech- nologies to connect rural patients to emergency medical care, bring the lat- est medical therapies to patients in remote areas, and provide state-of-the- art training for rural hos- pitals and EMS personnel. To date, this program has awarded more than $172 million to organizations and initiatives in the upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Ne- braska, Wyoming, Minne- sota, Iowa and Montana. For more information on the Trust and its programs, please visit www.helms- leytrust.org. PUBLIC NOTICE PIJBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116, that Anthony Dunn Farm, has made application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agen- cy and Lincoln County for a permit to expand an existing feedlot with a ca- pacity of 500 animal units or more. The existing feedlot is located in the SE quarter of the SE quarter of Section 30 of Lake Benton Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota. The existing facil- ity consists of 2,600 (780 AU's) head of swine between 55 and 300 pounds (finishing pigs); two total confinement swine buildings with below barn con- crete manure storage pits. The pro- posed expansion would allow for an additional 2,400 (720 AU's) head of swine between 55 and 300 pounds (finishing pigs); one total confinement swine building with below barn con- crete manure storage pit. The total an- iraal unit capacity will be 1500 AU's. This publication shall constitute as notice to each resident and each owner of real property within 5,000 feet of the periraeter of the proposed feedlot as re- qulred by Minnesota State Law. Any questions in regards to this ap- plication can be addressed to Tony Dunn, 507-368-4683 or Lincoln County Environmental Office, 507- 694 - 1344. (Printed lx, March 27, 2013 in the Tyler Tribute, Hendricks Pioneer and the Lake Benton Valley Journal) SUMMARY OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING FOR MARCH 5, 2013 Commissioners present were Joan Jagt, Larry Hansen, Curt Bfumeyer, Rick Hamer anti Don Evers. Also pres- ent was Auditor Kathy Schreurs. The Board approved consent agenda items. Robert Olsen, Endronmental re- ported that: • Is working with the ditch viewers on CD #33 • Oayle Rasmussen is replacing one of the ditch viewers on JCO 13 • Met with the Hendricks City Coun- cil on options for annexing Co Hwy 17 west of Hendricks into the city limits • Is considering creating a drop off site in the City of Hendricks for TV's, electronic equipment and larger furni- ture pieces Lee Amundsen, Engineer, gave the construction/maintenance update. Amundsen reported: • Construction plans are on the Lin- coln County website for various road projects with bid opening to be held March 26, 2013 • The City of Ivanhoe has signed res- olutions for CSAH 23 (Railroad Street) improvements • Is working with DNR and landown- er/ renter regarding CSAH 2 drainage • Handed out information on the Lo- cal Roads and Bridges Highway Users Tax Distribution Fund • The TZD Conference will be held in PUBLIC NOTICE MoLANE. • DRIVERS - Class A CDL required. Must meet all DOT requirements. Recent graduates encouraged to apply!! • Full Case Grocery Selectors M-F 7:30 am start $13.30/hr • Maintenance Tech M-F 2:00pm start, wage DOE, 2 years experience We are seeking candidates with a good work history and a great attendance record. Must pass drug test, physical screening and background check. Some positions require additional skills. ff you are interested In joining the McLane Team please email or ax your resume, or stop in to fill out an application. McLane Minnesota * 1111 5th Street West * Norb'lfleld, MN 55057 Fax (507) 864-3042 * mnhrOmclaneco.com EOFJM/F/D Redwood Falls on May 30, 2013 • He is evaluating Overweight Permit fee change The Board approved Resolution No. 14-2013 (Bridge Priority). The Board authorized the County Engineer to apply for funding for chev- ron signs. Committee Reports were given: Hansen-SRDC Legislative Commit- tee Blumeyer-SWHHS, Regional Radio Board Hamer-Western Mental Health Jagt--SWHHS, Southern Minnesota Community Care Evere-HRA, Plum Creek Auditor Warrants were presented. The Board approved Commissioner Warrants #04542-04592 for the fop lowing amounts: Revenue--S24,817.51, Road & Bridge-S41,441.05. The following bills were over $2,000.00 per M.S. 375.12: Alpha Wireless-S3,894.90, CPU-$4,381.39, Nortehrn Con /W,g--$15,628.34, Of- fice Peeps-S2,027.49, Prairie Pride- $19,073.65, Tyler Oii--$2,029.98, and 41 payments less than $2,000.00-$19, 222.81. The Board appointed Joan Jagt to the Adult Mental Health Consortium and Curt Blumeyer as alternate. The Board adjourned at 10:58 a.m. FULL TEXT ON FILE AT THE LIN- COLN COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE OR THE LINCOLN COUNTY WEBSITE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION. (Printed Ix, March 27, 2013 in the Tyler Tribute, Hendricks Pioneer and the Lake Benton Valley Journal) County Board ,t continued from page 1 tion 15-2013, which is a routine agreement al- lowing the two organi- zations to share and ex- sionary work program integrates those out of work into the work force. "We are the conduit to make them work-ready," said Mulder. "If they re- ecute services back and ceive forth. Amundsen said the temporary Tech II hired for the highway depart- ment had his six-month review and asked that the board post in-house for a full-time position. The question was brought up about golf carts getting tickets in Hendricks, Some of the people re- ceiving tickets have been very vocal about them. Acity ordinance allows golf carts to drive on state and county roads through town but does not allow them to drive on state and county high- ways, only cross them. Some people have been driving golf carts on a bike and walking trail to and from the golf course. The board met with Juanita Lauritsen of the Private Industry Council. Lauritsen introduced Public Assistance Pro- cash assistance they have to work with us until employed." There are reasons why some people can't work and are enrolled in Fam- ily Stabilization Services. Mulder said 14 coun- ties are on the verge of doing something great in southwest Minnesota and the state has pooled money to draw down and help the people in need. The state trusts the consortium, which is the only one of its kind in the state, but is watching very closely. The programs work with youth, adults and dislocated workers. Some jobs are subsidized to help work with small- town employers. Mulder said funding is shrinking but the need isn't. Transportation and other funds have been eliminated. They are working with the state to get people retrained and back to nance. The new loader is three times the machine with all the bells and whistles and can be purchased for $58,000 with a $24,000 trade-in. A cash buy-out would cost the county $34,000, saving an additional $5,000 in interest, and would go on the 2014 budget. Schlapkohl said the parks only clear the main trails and let nature take its course in the woods, Schlapkohl said they are getting a quote for putting in electricity at Picnic Point Park and looking at sewer, which would eventually give all county parks the same amenities and also the same revenue for camp- ing, Schlapkohl said reser- vations for the coming season have been unbe- lievable. Memorial week- end is full and one lady booked 14 sites for the Fourth of ]uly weekend, The handicapped fish- ing pier that resided near the creamery will be added to Norwegian Creek Park this yean The next county corn- . gram Manager Mary wore missioners meeting will Mulder, who presented Parks Manager Daryl be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, on welfare to work, vet- Schlapkohl requested April 2. erans and diversionary upgrading the 17-year- work programs, old skidloader, which Mulder said the diver- has required no mainte- Secretary Vilsack USDA launches StrikeForce initiative Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today an- nounced that the U.S. De- partment of Agriculture will launch its StrikeForce initiative in 10 additional states, including South Carolina. The primary goal of the StrikeForce initiative is to increase partnership with rural communities and leverage community resources in targeted, per- sistent poverty areas. Vii- sack noted that through the StrikeForce initiative, USDA will do more to part- ner with local and state governments and com- munity organizations on projects that promote eco- nomic development and job creation. "During my travels across the country, I've heard mayors and other community leaders say they have a hard time com- peting for USDA loan and grant programs. They have a plan to develop a new business or create jobs in their regions, but they lack development capital and they view our applica- tion and review processes as a barrier," said Vilsack. "StrikeForce changes that. By increasing outreach and technical assistance to communities, we can serve as better partners and help better leverage resources." The StrikeForceinitiative started as a pilot project in 2010 in selected regions in three states-- Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi. In 2011 it was expanded BID REQUEST BOILER REPLACEMENT RTR MIDDLE SCHOOL 111 THIRD STREET RUSSELL, MN 56169 ISD #2902 is accepting bids for a boiler replacement project at RTR Mid- dle School in Russell, MN. Project to include removal of the existing boiler, the small cast iron boiler no longer in use, condensate tank next to boiler, hot water storage tank above the boiler and the hot water supply tank in front of the boiler, followed by the purchase and installation of two smaller boilers, boiler feed system, condensate pump and a water heater. Project specifications are available If you want to truck down the road of success then you need to shift gears and steer yourself to Kane Transport. If you've TRA NSPOR T /NC got the drive Kane Transport has the rnilesl We are rrently recruiting qualified company drivers and owner operators throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Must have clean MVR and good work history along with Tanker & Haz Mat endorsements. Position may require 1-4 nights out and some weekend work. Kane provides company drivers with: • $500 sign on Bonus after 90 days • Vacation pay • Medical/dental insurance • 401k with match • Life insurance , Monthly safety incentives For more information or to apply please visit wlw.kanetransporLcom or Call 877-714-5263 ext. 243 to include Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. In 2013, Secretary Vilsack announced new efforts to bring the StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Oppor- tunity to Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Caro- lina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Virginia. USDA identifies census tracts with over 20 per- cent poverty (according to American Community Sur- vey data) to identify sub- county pockets of poverty. As areas of persistent pov- erty are identified, USDA staffwork with state, local and community officials to increase awareness of USDA programs and help build program participa- tion. Vilsack noted that of- ten USDA conducts special outreach activities in an area, and that since 2010, USDA has partnered with over 400 local communi- ty-based organizations to promote local or regional development projects. Secretary Vilsack also discussed how the Strike- Force initiative has already had an impact across the nation. *In Arkansas, Strike- Force is tackling food insecurity and access to healthy food. USDA es- tablished a partnership with Heifer International through the East Arkansas Enterprise Community. This partnership is devel- oping a sustainable food system in order to address existing food deserts in by calling 507-247-5913 or at the Of- fice of the Superintendent, 100 Strong Street, Tyler, MN 56178. Bids must be received in the Office of the Superintendent no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, to be considered. 10% bid bond or certified check equal to 10% of the bid is required with the bid. The School District reserves the fight to reject any and all bids, to waive ir- regularities and informalities herein and further reserves the fight to award the proposal in the best interests of the school district. RTR ISD #2902 Dave Lehnhoff, Business Manager {Printed 2x, March 20 and 27, 2013 in the Tyler Tribute) a nine-county area in the Mississippi Delta region. *In Nevada, StrikeForce is improving access to farm programs in Indian coun- try. USDA has partnered with the Indian Nations Conservation Alliance, Ne- vada Department of Agri- culture and local extension services to promote locally grown food on tribal lands in Nevada. *In Georgia, USDA is col- laborating with Fort Valley State University to provide technical assistance to de- velop a cooperative busi- ness structure in the Geor- gia goat industry. *In New Mexico, Strike- Force is helping more children get a healthy meal when school's out. USDA partnered with New Mexico Collaborative to End Hunger, Share Our Strength and Dairy Max to fund its first mobile Sum- mer Food Service Program bus, delivering meals to 45,000 children each sum- mer weekday at 700 part- ner sites. Vilsack also noted that Farm Service Agency di- rect lending in StrikeForce areas saw an increase last year, even as lending by the agency nationwide was down slightly. "The StrikeForce initia- tive is helping us direct additional resources to better serve producers in persistent poverty rural communities," said Vilsack. "We are focusing on these identified high-poverty areas to help improve the quality of life of produc- ers and their communities and to accelerate imple- mentation of conservation practices on their land." Participants in the StrikeForce include The Natural Resources Conser- vation Service, Rural De- velopment, the Farm Ser- vice Agency, the Food and Nutrition Service and the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach. INJURED AT WORK? 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