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Page 2 Opinion Thursday, February 28, 2013 ............................ n ..... remova i dates. Lakes; then it,s Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes,' said Conservation Officer Chris Vinton of Detroit Lakes. "Fish shelters located north of that line have to be off the ice no later than midnight, March 18." For border waters, the shelter removal deadlines are: Minne- sota-Iowa, Feb. 20; Minnesota- Wisconsin, March 1; Minnesota- North Dakota and South Dakota, March 5; Minnesota-Canada, March 31. Anglers are advised to remove shelters earlier, if ice conditions warrant. Those not removing shelters willl be prosecuted. Conservation officers may remove the struc- ture and confiscate or destroy it. It is also unlawful to store or leave a shelter at a public access. After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended. It is unlawful to improperly dispose of ice fishing shacks any- where in the state. Anglers should check with local refuse providers or landfills for disposal. Ice-fishing shelter approaching Minnesota's ice-fishing shelter removal dates are ipproaching, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than mid- night Monday, March 4, in the southern two-thirds of the state and Monday, March 18, in the northern third. Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadlines. The March 4 removal dead- line applies to waters south of a line starting at the Minnesota- North Dakota border near Moor- head along H.S. Highway 10, then east along Highway 34 to Min- nesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2, to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border near Duluth. The March 18 deadline applies to waters north of that line. DNR conservation officers patrolling the Detroit Lakes area advise fish shelter owners along Highway 10 to pay special atten- tion to the deadlines. "A line runs down Highway 10 from Fargo/Moorhead to Detroit Register to be a hero on March 5 Get on the bone marrow registry list Every four minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Many will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. About 70 percent of peo- ple in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. Register to become a donor on March 5 at: St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 Sixth Avenue North, (park in the North parking lot/rffmp and enter at North lobby), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aspen Room in the Conference Center; and St. Cloud Technical & Com- munity College, 1540 Northway Drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Cloud Technical & Community College Commons. All you need to provide is a cheek swab sample. You will be contacted if you are a possible match for a patient. There is no cost to participat e . Candidates should be between the ages of 18 and 44. If you are a match, the phy- sician will decide what way to donate is best for the patient. You will be asked to donate in one of two ways: Jill Pettier "Slices of Life" Miracle in a bottle Attention all consumers who are troubled by the hazards of everyday life: If you sneeze on occasion, stumble on the stairs, experience halitosis, gastrointes- tinal upset, acne, headaches or hangnails, if you misplace your car keys, shiver when chilly, sweat when overheated or find yourself tired at the end of the day, we have good news for you. If you've ever Wondered whether you are doing all you're supposed to be doing, wonder no more. If you are searching for answers, we have them. They can be found in an ordi- nary bottle containing the any- thing but ordinary, brand new, improved, never before released, revolutionary medi-miri pill. And you, dear consumer, are a prime candidate for the cure. 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Jill Pertler is an award-winning syn- dicated columnist, playwright and author of "The Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide to Self-Syndication" E-mail her at pertmn@qwest.net; or visit her website at http://marketing -by-design.home.mchsi.com/. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Mondays Sports, School News, Legals, crime, Photos, Announcements, Weather, Obits, and much morel 15,000+ articles and 7,000+ photos in archives online! www.tricountynews.MN * Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation is requested by doctors 76 percent of the time. This is a non-surgical procedure. The donor's blood is removed through a needle in their arm and passed through a machine that separates out the blood-form- ing cells. The remaining blood is returned to the donor through the other arm. Most PBSC donors are back to their normal routine in one to two days. Marrow donation is a surgical procedure requested by doctors 24 percent of the' time. While the donor is under anes- thesia, the doctor uses needles to withdraw liquid marrow from the back of the pelvic bone, Marrow donors typically return to their usual routine in two to seven days. The Granite City Rotary has made an effort to increase the national bone marrow registry through Be The MatchTM for more than 15 years. St. Cloud Technical & Community College has hosted a bone marrow drive for the last three years, and this year is collab- orating with CentraCare Health System to reach a larger audience. For more information, call (320) 654-6195, or visit BeTheMatch.org. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. The Tri-County News (USPS 639- 180) is entered at the Post Office, Kimball, Minnesota 55353, as Periodi- cals. It is published Thursdays by the Tn-County News, Inc., P.O. Box 220, Kimball  55353, Steams County. LOCATION: Our office is at 70 Main Street South in downtown Kim- ball. Weekday office hours are Ntonday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday throu Friday 9 a.m,-2 p.m. Our telephone and fax num- bet is (320) 398-5000 or (320) 453-6397. E-mail can .be addressed to news tticountyrkws.,L Our Web site is tricountyr.MN. We also have a drop site at Ertl Hardware Hank in downtown Watkins. A satellite offr.e is now open at 378 N State Street, downtown Eden Valley, open 10-6 Mon.-Fri. and 9-12 Sat. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Monday. RATES: Subscription rates are $36/year ($26 for age 62 and older) in Minnesota; $46/year ($36 for seniors) elsewhere in the U.S. Single copy price is one dollar. STAFF: Jean Doran Matua, * Editor and Publisher Sue Hughes: Creative Designer Maxine Doran: Admin. Associate Marguerite Laabs: Photographer Stephanie Johnson: Office Admin. _ Pat Garry: Staff Writer The staff of the Tri-Couoty News recognizes that it has a responsibili- ty to report the news accurately and faidy, and that it is accountable to the public. 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