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Pn o. 1 a f'n ,,,Itv Thursday. April 23, 2009 -County_ News Kimball, MN 2 til J J { iiii i%i ittt liii i!ii DHR adds to counties with restrictions Burning restrictions for St. Louis County north of County Road 16 will go into effect at 8 a.m. April 27. Aitkin, Becket, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen, Ottertail, and St. Louis County south of County Road 16 have restrictions effective April 20 at 8 a.m. Counties already under burn- ing restrictions include: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Douglas, Gram, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Mor- rison, Pine, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Washington and Wright. Kimball firefighters rushed to put out a truck on fire in the middle of Restrictions will remain in a tinder-dry field mid-day Friday, April 17. They were able to prevent effect until the threat of wildfires it becoming a grass fire, but there have been many around the area and the state. Burning restrictions are now in place in Stearns and surrounding counties. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Because of the rapid snow- melt in the northern tier of Min- nesota counties, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that burning restric- tions for Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, and Roseau counties will go into effect at 8 a.m. April 24. SON., APRIL 26, 2 P.M., EDEN VALLEY. SAT. MAY 2, 4 P.M., HOWARD LAKE. Sun., May 3, 2 p.m., at Watkins. Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m., at St. Martin. SAT., MAY 9, 4 P.M., ST. AUGUSTA. Sun., May 10, 10:45 a.m., Mother's Day Dinner at Generations Ballroom, Kimball. Fri., May 15, 7:30 p.m., at Elrosa. SAT., MAY 16, 4 P.M., BUFFALO. SPO SCHDULS decreases. "Until new grass appears, humidity begins to climb to sum- mertime levels, and adequate pre- cipitation is received, restrictions will remain in place," said Run Stoffel, DNR "vWildfire suppression supervisor. "This could take four or more weeks." "Late last week, the humidity in central Minnesota dropped below 20 percent," Stoffel said. "That normally is seen in desert areas of the country. Minnesota is in need of some soaking rains. Until that occurs, our firefighters will be busy responding to fire calls, many of which originate from debris piles that were assumed to be out." At this time, campfires are still legal. A burning permit is not required for a campfire that is no more than three feet in diameter, three feet tall, and is attended at all times. People should contact their local forestry office for more information or if they have questions concern- ing burning permits. Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Eagles Baseball Thurs., April 23, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m., at Eden THO., APRIL 23, 4:00 & 6:00 P.M., KIMBALL. Valley-Watkins. MON., APRIL 27, 4:30 P.M., BBE. SAT., APRIL 25, 10:00 A.M., ACGC AND TUE., APRIL 28, 4:30 P.M., ISLE. ROYALTON. Thu., April 30, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m., at HL-W-W. MON., APRIL 27, 4:30 P.M., HL-W-W. FRI., MAY 1, 4:30 P.M., ROYALTON. Softball THURS., APRIL 23, 4:00 & 6:00 P.M,, EDEN Thurs., April 23, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m., at Kimball. VALLEY-WATKINS. Men., April 27, 4:30 p.m., BBE at Brooten City SAT., APRIL 25, 10:00 A.M., ROYALTON. Fields. SAT., APRIL 25, NOON, ACGC. THURS., APRIL 30, 4:00 & 6:00 P.M., HL-W-W. Men., April 27, 4:30 p.m,, at HL-W-W. Sat., May 2, 9:30 a.m., Litchfield Inv., @ L'field. Boys' Kimball-EV-W Golf Men., May 4, 2:00 p.m., Annandale at Annandale High School. Thurs., May 7, 10:00 a.m., ACGC at Kimball Golf Club. Fri., May 8, 1 p.m., BBE at PrairieView Golf Course. Girls' Kimball-EV-W Golf Thurs., April 23, 4:15 p.m., HL-W-W at Howard Lake Greens. Tues., May 5, 4:15 p.m., Maple Lake at Albion Ridges Golf Course. THURS., MAY 7, KIMBALL INVITATIONAL (ANNANDALE, ROCKFORD) Boys' EV-W-Kimball Track Thurs., April 23, 4:00 p.m., Maple Lake Invitational, at Maple Lake. Fri., April 24, 4:15 p.m., at Sibley East. Tues., April 28, 4:15 p.m., BBE Invitational, at Belgrade. Girls' EV-W-Kimball Track Thurs., April 23, 4:00 p.m., at Maple Lake Fri., April 24, 4:15 p.m., at Sibley East. Tues., April 28, 4:15 p.m, Belgrade Invitational, at Belgrade. l l l l l I I I l l l III Always something to read... i for ever one.f _ Tri-County News Subscription Form: NEW" [~ RENEWAl! [3$301yearformailinginMinnesotaor ~ $40 tvear for mailing out-of-state ! 13 $20/year SENIOR rate in Minnesol-a [~ $30/vear SENIOR rate out-state I "~aluel (SENIORS are age 62 andeleOlder) ik I :~ T phone: I~ddressl Citv l StatelZip: rethodofpayment:~.~Checkenclosedor ~Pleasecharge$ tomv: [~VISA ~..~MC i II;]ard number: - exp, date: i | Signature P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353-0220 Tel/Fax (320) 398-5000 Friday, April24, deadlineto sign Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m.-h30 up for Kimball all-city garage sale p.m., salad luncheon and bake (at Images by Marguerite or State sale at Kimball United Methodist Bank of Kimball). Church. Sunday, April 26, noon-4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.- Wright County Baby Animal Fair, noon, St. Wendelin parish break- at the Buffalo Civic Center. Saturday, May 2, 4-7 p.m., Wat- Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m., "How kins Lions chili and soup cook-off to grow a butterfly garden" pro- plus silent auction, at Watkins City gram at Lake Maria State Park; Park, to benefit new skating rink in (763) 878-2325. Watkins. Jason (320) 764-2796. Sunday, April 26, 2-4 p.m., Fare- Saturday, May 16, 5:30 p.m., well reception for Pastor Melinda Dollars for Scholars gala "Fan- Melhus at Ostmark Lutheran tasy Island," at Kimball Area High Church in rural Watkins; see story School. Watch for more details! Wednesday, April 29, 5 p.m., Lake Union Cemetery clean-up. Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kimball clean-up day; watch for details. Saturday, May 2, Kimball all- city garage sale; watch for details. Monday, May4, 7 p.m., Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars meeting at Kimball Church of Christ; (320) 398 -3337. Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., Legion meets. on page 6. 'Real' Monday, npri127, 6:30-8 p.m., Edu Recovery" 12-step program c~ti0H at Kimball Church of Christ; Tony at (320)250-7687. Saturday, April 25, 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Old KAHS class of 1969 reunion at Tri- Eden Lake Cemetery Association pie R in Kimball; other KAHS grad- meeting, at Church of God in Eden uates and past teachers also wel- Valley. come; dinner reservations needed Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m., "WW (see notice on page 3). II, The Greatest Generation" with Tuesday, April 28, 1:15 p.m., Prof. Lloyd Petersen; Kimball Area Mock car crash training drill at Historical Societyprogram at Kim- Kimball Area High School football ball City Hall. field; see stories on page 11. For the next 5 weeks, you can run a FREE week (up to 20 words for At $6 a week times 5 weeks, that's $30 - same cost as a regular subscription for a in the information below, call or bring it in by 2 Monday, and we'll run your classified that we( your subscription is current). OR start a new subscri 5 weeks of classified ads for FREE. and to reject ads My Name: FREE Classified Ad Request r subscribe to the Tri-CountyNews, and subscription is paid up through May 31, 2009, or beyond. or I'd like to start a new subscription and get my free classified ads. Enclosed is the subscription coupon above. Please run my ad below for (circle one) 1 2 3 4 5 weeks Offer expires, and free ads will not run beyond May 31, 2009. overnment Thursday, April 23, 7-7:30 p.m., Forest Prairie Township Board of Appeal and Equalization, at Wat- kins City Hall. Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kingston clean-up day; see ad on page 11. Monday, May 4, 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting, Kimball City Hall. (320) 398-2725. Monday, May 4, 7 p.m., Watkins Fire Dept.; 7:30 p.m., Watkins Res- cue. Monday, May 4, 8 p.m., Fairhaven Township, F.H. Town Hall. (320) 251-3425. Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., Kings- ton Township, Kingston Commu- nity Center. (320) 398-8400. Fire Prevention Week April 19-25 To increase awareness of out- door fire hazards, Minnesota, Wis- consin, Michigan, Manitoba and Ontario have jointly declared April 19-25 as Wildfire Prevention Week. Every year, Minnesota Depart- ment of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry personnel respond to some 1,500 wildfires. Most are caused by careless and unnecessary debris burning. "Most wildfires occur in the spring, between the time when snow melts and the grass turns green," explained DNR Forester Larry Himanga. "As fuels thaw, they become very dry. Without adequate spring rain, we're busy chasing fires." Cabin owners and residents are busy in the spring, cleaning up yards after a long winter. They may be tempted to light that pile of brush or leaves and burn it. Outdoor burn- ing is legal, but a permit is required. Burning restrictions are being put in place due to the heightened fire danger, so it is important to find out if burning is currently allowed in the area prior to lighting a match. "Often we come upon a fire that was burning the night before and the landowner thought it was out," Himanga said. "Sometime people are returning from work while we are packing up hoses after fighting a wildfire on their property or their neighbor's property, due to the fast spreading flames." Visit for information on wild- fires, wildfire prevention, fire restric- tions, burning permits, fire manage- ment, education and assistance.