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&apos;age 4 ACROSS 1 U.K. -rv network 4 King (Latin) 7 9-Down, for one 11 Came to earth 13 Corroded 14 "-- Lang Syne". 15 Assess 16 Chatter 17 Note from the boss 18 Rosemary's partner? 20 Bound 22 Tiny legume 24 Fasteners 28 Graceful animal (k3:,. ,, iii ii,00 (2'00)mmunity Thursday, April 29, 2010 Tri-County News * Kimball, MNo i00z Prom season alert to alcohol providers Burglary at Recent traffic-death of minor tied to legal-age provider . Roscoe elevator As prom season ramps up was charged with providing alco- Monday, April 26, at about for high schools, the Minnesota hol to Minnesota teens and is fac- Department of Public Safety (DPS) ing felony charges and prison time. 7 a.m., Stearns County Sheriff s is reminding parents, teens and The teen driver later crashed near Office received a report of a bur- others of the dangers of under- Stillwater, kiltingoneofherpassen- glary at the Roscoe elevator. It appears that unknown persons age drinking, and the legal con- gets. gained entry to the building and sequences of providing alcohol to Pehrson adds adolescent alco- entered the office area and stole minors, hol consumption can result in According to DPS, several Min- brain damage and impair intellec- cash from a safe. Anyone with nesota cities are attempting to deter tual development, and is especially information is asked to contact underage drin,,'ng by implement- dangerous with the prevalence of the Stearns County sheriff's Office ing social host ordinances, which binge drinking, at (320) 251-4240, or Tri-County make it unlawful to provide an envi- To ensure a safe night of celebra- Crime Stoppers at (320) 255-1301. ronment where underage drinking tion, DPS also stresses that prom- takes place.As a misdemeanor, any bound teens use seat belts, pay Fatal motorcycle host found criminally responsible attention behind the wheel, speak of violating the ordinance in one of up to stop unsafe driving behaviors accident in these cities will face a penalty of jail - and not to drink and drive. time and up to $1,000 in fines. Whe state's"Not a Drop" law says Rockville "Underage drinking is an issue driving minors cited for consum- Friday, April 23, Stearns County 32 Otherwise 56 Chess piece 7 Home of the -- -Jones 33 Furniture 57 Victory sign Buccaneers 31 Ram's mate brand 58 On the 8 Regret 35 Ostrich-like 34 Reverence Mediterran- 9 Shade pro bird 36 Mischievous can vider 38 Bullring Norse god 59 "-- 10 Tokyo's old bravo 37 DYnamite Karenina" name 40 Crony constituent 60 Roulette bet 12 Suburb of 42 Spirited 39 Authorize 61 Explanation Phoenix attack 41 Slow 19 Conger, e.g. 45 Told a crawlers DOWN 21 Will Smith whopper 43 Eg. and Syr., 1 Homer;s biopic 47 Beauty once imp son 23 Carte intro pageant ID 44 Ardor 2 Mediocre 25 Winter 48 "The Cosby 46 Rosters 3 Metropolis forecast Show" role 50 "Scat!" 4 Tatter 26 Jab 49 Cabbage 53 Freedom, for 5 And others 27 Use a salad short (Latin) teaspoon 50 Hot tub 55 Willy 6 Three-mast 28 Traps 51 -- Solo Wonka's ed sailitlg 29 R$1ated 52 Possess creator ship 30 Catherine 54 Foundation 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. that some adults minimize because of their own behaviors as youth," says Gordy Pehrson, youth alco- hol and driving coordinator at DPS Office of Traffic Safety. "When par- ents and others of legal age under- stand the consequences of provid- ing alcohol, they will find that it is a serious issue." Adults who provide alcohol to minors can be held responsible and suffer serious criminal, legal, and financial consequences includ- ing: felony charges and prison time in the case of death; civil lia- bility charges in the case of injury, property damage, or death; and increased insurance rates. In Janu- ary, a 21- year-old Wisconsin man ing any amount of alcohol will lose their license from 30 to 180 days, and face up to a $700 fine and 90 days in jail. A citation of this nature will also stay on the driver's record for 15 years. There were nearly 7,000 "not a drop" convictions issued to underage drivers during 2005--2007. Minors will lose their license until age 18, when arrested for DWI or involved in an impaired-driving crash or crime. A DWI offense can result in one year in jail, and cost up to $20,000 when factoring in legal fees and increased insurance rates. A DWI remains on a person's record for 15 years. Sheriff's Office was called to a motorcycle accident on County Road 47 about two miles west of Hwy. 15.in Rockville. Dale Schmitt, 49 of St. Cloud, was drivinga 1986 Honda motor- cycle westbound on County Road 47, when he struck a deer that crossed the road. Schmitt lost con- trol of the motorcycle and went into the south ditch. Schmitt and his passenger Mychelle Schmitt, 44 of St. Cloud, were taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance. Mychelle Schmitt later died at the hospital. Rockville Fire and Rescue, St. Augusta Fire and Rescue, and Smitty's towing from Cold Spring assisted the Sheriff's Office. On-line ticketing available at QuarryCinema. com ! coming in April! Nightmare on Elm Street n Fri.: 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 Sat.: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 Sun.: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 Mon.-qqau.: 5:30, 7:30 Furry Vengeance p Fri.: 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sat.: 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 Sun.: 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45 Mon.-'[hu.: 4;45, 6:45 The Last Song x, Fri.: 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 Sat.-Sun.: 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 Mon.:Ihu.: 4:30 Kick Ass R Fri.-Sat.: 9:15 Sun.-Thu.: 7:15 The Back-up Plan PG-13 Fri.: 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30 Sat.: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30 Sun.: 1:00, 3:t0, 5:20, 7:30 Mon.-Thu.: 5:20, 7:30 How to Train Your Dragon PG Fri.: 3:00, 5:0(/ Sat.-Sun.: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 Mon/Ihu.: 5:00 Date Night r,G-x3 Fri.-Sat.: 7:10, 9:10 Sun.-rIhu.: 7:10 Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 f.--z./Mo ...gc=n..n.. Kimball Public Library Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Library Hours 3-6 10-1 3-6 10-1 3-8 9-12 5 Main Street North, Kimball, MN 55353 320-398-3915 www.griver.org -- czosswo00 - Last week's answers Solution time: 25 rains. Flags {.all kiJ .. ,  v Stra 1398-6782 Johnson, 21 -2269 Bob Hermann,/B93-6782 $37,000 recovered for 81-year-old victim of scam Live savings of Ribbing resident returned; charges pending against Florida suspect A Hibbing resident was pre- fer was sent to the victim, who then Enforcement Division, 444 Cedar sented with a check for $36,936.09 wired the funds to a bank in Plant St., Ste. 133, St. Paul, MN 55101. last week by Special Agent Bill City, Florida. Fraudulent lotteryandsweepstakes White of the Minnesota Depart- After additional requests for scams account for at least $30 mil- ment of Public Safety (DPS) Alco- larger sums, the victim contacted lion in losses each year in Minne- hol and Gambling Enforcement Hibbing Police which referred the sota. Many of the scams target the Division (AGED). The sum repre- case to AGED in St. Paul. AGED elderly. sents funds recovered from a recent agents contacted FDLE which "Simply put, people don't pay a scare in which the unidentified vic- served a search warrant on the sus- fee to be in a sweepstakes," notes tim had been led to believe she had pect bank account; the account John Willems, AGED director. "If won a Publishers Clearing House held nearly $10,000 which was you pay to be in, or pay a fee to get sweepstake, seized. As a result of an interview 'winnings' out, the sweepstakes is a The successful recovery of the with the account holder andcontin- scam." Willems suggests using the victim's money was because of, in ued investigation, AGED received a following questions to evaluate the part, swift communication and cashier's check for $27,000 from the legitimacy of sweepstakes or other cooperation between the AGED, suspect in February.. promotions. Hibbing Police, Florida Depart- The St. Louis County Attorney's Can you easily locate and merit of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Office, as well as other law enforce- understand the rules or instruc- FBI, and St. Louis CountyAttorney's ment agencies, continues to review tions to enter the sweepstakes or Office. Charges by the St. Louis the case. promotion? If you cannot, the con- County Attorney's Office against a "This case is most unusual in test is likely a fraud. Florida resident are pending, that funds were recovered. Usually Is an entry fee required for in January, the victim was noti- if funds leave the country, they are entering the promotion or contest? fled by phone that she had won nearly impossible to retrieve," says Entry fees are not required in fair $600,000 from Publishers Clearing White. "Recognizing and reporting and lawful contests. House. The scammer instructed her possible scams are the keys to pre- Are you asked to provide any to wire $2,500 so that her winnings venting victimization and shutting financial information (credit card could bewired into her account. The down these operations." or bank account numbers) or your victim wired the requested funds to AGED warns Minnesotans to be social security number? This infor- anaccountinCanadathroughWest- alerttosweepstakescamspromoted mation is not required or asked for ern Union. The scammer, now pos- by phone, mail and the Internet. by genuine sweepstake organizers ing as a Publishers" Clearing House Suspected fraud should be reported in declaring contest winners. security officer, advised the victim to the AGED: submit information at that she needed to wire $36,000 to <www.MnScams.org>; forward sus- an account in a Florida bank to pay pect e-malls to <report@mnscams. AlI-Oty Garage Sale duty on winnings. AFed Expackage org>; or call toll-free (866) 347-0911. The Kimball All-City Garage with account and other informa- Fraudulent mailings should be for- Sale, sponsored by the Kim- tion neededto complete the trans- warded to: Alcohol and Gambling ball Area Chamber of Com- merce, is set for Saturday, May 15. Sign up now through May 7, at Images by Marguerite or the State Bank of Kimball. There will be an $8 registration fee to help cover adver- tising costs. The event will be adver- tised in the Tri-CountyNews, St. Cloud 2 nights / 2 days 1280 Rates are per Times, and three other local papers. 3 nights / 2 days *325 person, 2 person Fliers will be posted in neighboring 4 nights / 3 days *455 rninirnurn communities and maps will be avail- CHEER OUR IIEBSITE FOR SUMbIER RATES. able the day of the sale. i:: The Kimball Elementary School parking lot will be available for out-of-town residents, but you must provide your own tables.