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KIM13AL/,,AR00'A .CORM 23VELL Wells Pumps Water Conditioning iff's Office responded to a two- by EF Truycking of New Munich, senger in Kramer's car, Klein, was car accident at the intersection driven by Francis Funk of Sauk taken to the PaynesviUe hospital. of County Road 164 and Kramer Centre, and a 1999 Chevy Lumina, No other injuries were reported. Road in Luxemburg Township. owned by Melvin Kramer, driven This a Kimball Police and the Minne- by Shawny Kramer. The semi gatior sota State Patrol also responded, was turning right to go north on iff's O The accident involved a semi Kramer Road when it was hit from Fuel spill contained near South Haven As many as 200 gallons of gaso- The fuel leaked from the noz- expec line spilled onto the ground Tues- zle and hose of a 250-gallon hold- Th day night, Jan. 6 from a holding ing tank into a reservoir designed area tank at a business in South Haven, as a safety net in case of a spill, he Clear but the spill was contained before said, but the reservoir failed, and groul7 it got into nearby Clearwater Lake. the fuel spilled from it onto the flow f South Haven firefighters were ground, was assisted by St. Cloud firefighters at Fletcher explained that fire- snow. a business at 13449 Campfire Cir- fighters used absorbant pads to cle, Batallion Chief Gary Fletcher soak up fuel. Those pads were left said. Also, the department's in place overnight. The Minne- Hazmat team helped absorb-the sota Pollution Control Agency was fuel, according to Fletcher. notified, and further cleanup is This accident is still under investi- gation by the Stearns County Sher- iff's Office. expected. The spill happened on a flat area near the northwest side of Clearwater Lake. Because the ground was flat, the fuel didn't flow far from where it spilled and was absorbed somewhat by the Even though the ground is fro- zen, the gas can soak into the first 2-4 inches of soil, Fletcher said. He didn't have the name of the busi- ness where the spill occurred. Plane crashes in field Saturday, ]an. 20, a plane not injured and brought them to fieldlandingsthatdaywithoutany crash happened in a field south County Road 14. problems. He also said that he has of County Road 14, east of High- Eric Allen Doering, age 27, from landed at this location in the past. way 71, in Lake George Township, Litchfield, pilot and owner of the The FAA was contacted and the Stearns County. A Stearns County plane, was accompanied by his plane was cleared to be removed Sheriff's Officer responded to the father, Ray Allen Doering, age 58, from the accident site to the own- dispatched report, as well as the also of Litchfield. They both stated er's hangar, where the FAA will Belgrade Fire and Rescue and that they were uninjured, inspect the plane. the Sauk Centre Ambulance. the Eric said that they were try- A local farmer, Jim Schoenberg Minn. State Patrol arrived also to ing to land in the field when their of Belgrade, volunteered his ser- help. landing gear hit some soft snow, vices by using his tractor, with a Several unidentified snowmo- causing the plane, to flip upside rotary snowblower, to make a road bilers came upon the scene of the down. There was minimal visible across the field to the accident crash and discovered that the pilot damage to the plane and Eric said site. and passenger of the plane were that he had made several other December DWI effort made 2,655 not-so-happy A December-long statewide in alcohol-related crashes during Minneapolis Police Department DWI enforcement effort resulted 2005-2007, more than 70 percent made 69 DWI arrests, followed by in 2,655 DWI arrests. The average were not wearing seat belts, the police departments of Bloom- alcohol-concentration of the DWI "State law enforcement offi- ington (51), St. Paul (51), and offenders was 034 -- nearly twice cers are committed to making our Burnsville (41). In greater Minne- the legal limit of 0.08. Preliminary roads safer by arresting impaired sota, St. Cloud Police Department arrest totals were reported by 331 drivers," says Jean Ryan, alco- made 45 DWI arrests, followed of around 400 participating agen- hol programs coordinator of DPS Mankato PD (39), Moorhead PD cies. The Minnesota Department Office of Traffic Safety. "These (38), and Rochester PD (35). ofPublicSafety (DPS)coordinated enforcement efforts are aimed to OverthelastthreeyearsinMin- the effort, prevent tragedies and encourage nesota, 2005-2007, alcohol-related A DWI can cost up to $20,000 people to plan for a safe ride." crashes accounted for 553 traf- when factoring in associated fees Enhanced DWI patrols will fic deaths and 1,253 serious inju- and increased insurance rates, continue throughout 2009 in the ries -- and 117,764 motorists were The statewide enhanced state's 13 deadliest counties for arrested for DWI. impaired driving enforcement alcohol-related crashes: Anoka, The December DWI enforce- also resultedin 1,653 seat belt non- Blue Earth, Crow Wing, Dakota, ment was funded by the National use citations. DPS included the Hennepin, Itasca, Ramsey, Rice, Highway Traffic Safety Adminis- seat belt focus to counter unbelted St. Louis, Sherburne, Stearns, tration and is a component of the nighttime fatalities, which are Washington andWright, state's cornerstone traffic safety especially prevalent in alcohol- The Minnesota State Patrol initiative, Toward Zero Deaths. related crashes. Of the impaired made 420 DWI arrests during the Drunk Driving -- Over the drivers and their passengers killed campaign. Among metro agencies, Limit. Under Arrest. Open burning permits available on Internet The Department of Natural want to burn, fire managers have day they are going to burn. This Resources (DNR) announces the an unprecedented opportunity to includes the paper-issued permits addition of Meeker County to the respond to local weather condi- as well as the Internet-issued ones. Internet-based burning permit tions and shut down burning on Activating the Internet permit may system. Beginning Thursday, Jan. high fire danger days. be done on-line or over the phone 1, 2009, individuals will be able to The on-line permit will cost $5 while those with paper-issued per- get a year-long open burning per- annually and is only available for mits must call a toll-flee number. mit over the Internet. piled material and running fire The toll-free number replaces the Open burning permits are less than one acre in size. The fire call to the county dispatcher that available on-line within Meeker chief will continue to issue two- was required in the past. The per- County and in addition, the tra- week permits for running fires mittee will provide permit infor- ditional paper permits from local and township fire wardens will mation and will receive a message fire wardens will remain available continue to issue paper permits informing them of current burning as they have in the past. for piled material that will be valid regulations, and, if they are allowed The Internet address for the for the entire calendar year. State to burn that day. A confirmation on-line burning permit system is statue now allows fire wardens to numberissuedbythesystemisused <www'dnr'state'mn'us/burning charge a $1-fee for paper permits, to validate daily burning and must permits>. Individuals can get their per- be recorded on the permit. This new system gives people mit at the start of the year, and, by A valid activation number will an additional option for securing the use of a telephone or Internet- be the key to enforcement ofburn- a permit. They can now get a per- based activation system, can burn ing permits. Enforcement offi- mit to burn without leaving their at that location throtighout the cers will look for a valid activation homes. A major benefit of the elec- year. The new system continues to number, if it is not there, the indi- tronic permits is to public safety, allow a method of issuing permits vidual conducting the burn may Local emergency dispatchers and that tracks where the permitted be cited for illegal burning. DNR fire managers will be able fires are, while at the same time Meeker County is one of many to view the system and check the using the power of the Internet to counties in the state that have locations of active burning per- offer convenience to citizens, adopted the newsystem. If there are mits in real time. Also, since per- As part of this new system, all any questions or concerns, please trfit holders will have to check- permittees within the county will feel free to contact the Area Forestry in with the system each day they have to activate their permits each DNR office at (320) 231-5164.