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Thursday, May 21, 2009 taAal Pa, e 13 , Tri-County News Kimball, MN 9 .... ! State s fish consumptlon guldehnes Legal Notice L " " ings will be held the 4th Thursday kAI ........... CRWD MEETING TIME CHANGE egal Notme . of the month from this time forth I I~lc~at qL,,,UI I3U I I I~/) MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP " The need for the change is to work .... The Work Session Meetings of MEETING DATE CHANGE Up ed gmdehnes include from anywhere m the world. The ....... . ~ ~Ar ..... ~,~ with Community Growth Institute new data on mercury and PFOSamount of mercury moving from tne t~learwater m ............... Maine Prairie Township will in helping to develop the growth levels in fish. Most health scien- air into lakes is fairly even across District, held the fourth Wednes- be changing the Comprehensive plan. fists agree that eating fish once or twice a week is good for our health as long as the fish are low in con- taminants. The Minnesota Depart- ment of Health's updated fish con- sumption guidelines provide con- sumers and anglers with the infor- mation to make choices about the fish they eat. "Most people can benefit from including more fish in their diet," said Pat McCann, MDH fish advi- sory coordinator. "Fish are a great source of low fat protein. Eating fish contributes to brain and eye development in the growing fetus. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish promote heart health for all adults." MDH's guidelines provide clear, simple advice for two groups of people: children and women who are or may become pregnant; and all other people. Children and women who are or may become pregnant are more vulnerable to health effects from the contami- nants in fish. MDH has advice for these groups that applies statewide and also specific advice for lakes and rivers where contaminants have been measured. The depart- ment's updated site-specific advice includes new data on mercury and levels of the perfluorochemical PFOS in fish. Both kinds of advice are available at: . A common misconception is that fish from wilderness lakes have lower levels of contaminants than fish from city lakes. Likewise, people think fish from clean-look- ing lakes and rivers have fewer con- taminants than fish from dirty- looking lakes and rivers. Years of sampling fish from waters across the state show this is not correct, especially for mercury, the con- taminant of most concern in Min- nesota. Fish from citylakes are gen- erally lower in mercury than fish from some lakes in the northeast- ern part of the state. In any lake, mercury levels are higher in older fish and in fish that eat other fish. Watersheds in Minnesota receive mercury from the atmo: sphere rather than s0il or rock. About 90 percent of the mercury in Minnesota lakes comes from out- side the state and can originate The DNR urges people to report wildfires to authorities. With four fatalities caused by wildfires already this spring, the Minnesota Depart- ment of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people who see a fire, or who have a fire on their property, to call 911 and request fire depart- ment assistance. While it may seem important for people to fght a fire when it escapes their control, calling early for assis- tance is the best action they can take, according to Curt Cogan, DNR Forestry enforcement supervisor. Waiting to call until the fire can- not be controlled can be danger- ous. The majority of deaths this year have been older people, C0gan noted. the state. Differences in mercury day of each month will start at Growth meeting from Thursday, All township meetings are open levels in Minnesota fish are a result 7:00 p.m. beginning May 27th, May 28th to be held on Thursday, to the public. of how the individual watersheds 2009. If you have questions, please June 4th and again Thursday, June Terre Harff and lakes process mercury, call (320) 274-3935. 25nd to begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Maine Prairie Clerk Regarding perfluorochemicals By order of the Board Kimball Area Fire & Rescue Hall, Published in the Tri-County in fish, MDH and its partners now Clearwater River 300 N Elm St, Kimball. News Thursdays, May 21 and 28, have data from the Mississippi and Watershed District Please note that all Comprehen- 2009. St. Croix Rivers, a number of metro Published in the Tri-County sive Growth meetings/Board meet- area lakes and two lakes near News Thursdays, May 14 and 21, Duluth. The pattern and sources 2009. of contamination are not yet clear Legal Notice the Architect; the Owner; and at or well understood. While most of Legal Notice SECTION 00400 the Builders Exchanges in Duluth, the data leads to unrestricted or REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS iNVITATION TO BIDDERS Hibbing, Minneapolis, St. Paul, one fish meal a week advice, four The Fair Haven Town Board is PROJECT: and St. Cloud, MN; the Builders metro area lakes (Twin Lakes, Cal- houn, Johanna and Lake Elmo) requesting sealedbidsforreclaim- KIMBALL ELEMENTARY Exchanges in Fargo and Grand have levels of one perfluorochem- ing and tarring approximately SCHOOL Forks, ND: MEDA Minority Con- ical, PFOS, that require the more 11,600 feet of various township GYM FLOOR REPLACEMENT tractors Plan Room in Brooklyn restrictive advice of only one fish streets. Bids will be accepted until KIMBALL, MINNESOTA Center, MN; McGraw-Hill Con- meal per month. The Minnesota 8:00 p.m. on June 1, 2009. Bids Notice is hereby given that struction Plan Room in Minneap- Pollution Control Agency is inves- will be opened at approximately sealed bids for construction work olis, MN; and REED Construction tigating the sources of perfluoro- 8:10 p.m. Information can beat the Kimball Elementary School Data. chemicals in fish and determining attained by contacting the town- will be addressed and delivered to Each bid must be accompa- if there is a pattern to the findings, ship clerk Leslie Rose at (320) 251- the High School Boardroom, Inde- nied by a certified check, cashier's MDH will continuo to work with 3425. The Town Board reserves the pendent School District #739, Box check, or bidder's bond in the MPCA and the Department of Nat- right to accept or reject any or all 368, 100 Highway 55, Kimball, MN amount of five percent (5%) of the ural Resources to learn more about bids. . 55353-0368. bid, payable to the Owner; as pro- PFCs in fish. Leslie Rose BID DATE: June 8, 2009 vided in the specifications, said While contaminants in fish are Fair Haven TownshiP Clerk . BID TIME: 2:00 p.m Local Time check and the amount thereof or cause for concern, the fish con- Published in the Tri-County Bids will be publicly openedthe amountofthebidder'sbondto sumptionadvisoryhelpsMinneso- News Thursdays, May 14 and 21, and read aloud at this time for be forfeited as liquidated damages tans obtain the benefits from eat- 2009. consideration, at a regular Board if the bidder furnishing the same ing fish while keeping their health meeting, neglects or refuses to promptly risks from contaminants as low as Allbidsmustbepreparedonthe carry out said bid or enter into possible, form provided bytheArchitect and contract with Independent School submitted in accordance with the Distric(#739. Instructions To Bidders (Section No bids may be withdrawn Report wildfires to authorities 00500). Bids areto be addressed to within thirty (30) days from the John Tritabaugh, Superintendent, scheduled closing time for receiv- Building Site Prep, o Demolition Basements Additions o Fill & Black Dirt o Septic Systems, New or Repair State Certified o Over 25 Years Experience o Free Estimates Call Larry Krippner, Owner (320) 398-8893 Marry, MN "Loved ones should encourage at the aforesaid address and are ing bids. family members who are burning to be in a sealed opaque envelope The right is reserved to reject debris piles to have a back-up plan conspicuously marked on the out- any or all bids or parts of bids and and a phone nearby," he advised, side identifying the project name. to waive informalities therein, and "People should call for emer-Plans, Specifications and Pro- to award the contract to other than gency assistance >because fire posal Forms as prepared byArchi- thelowest bidderifin their discre- department and agency'personnel tectural Resources, Inc., 704 East tion the interests of the Owner will have proper protective gear, train- Howard Street, Hibbing, MN be best served thereby, i]~ ing and tools to suppress fires," said 55746, (218) 263-6868, are avail- Office ofthe Superintendent i{] Cogan. "These professionals are able at the Architect's office upon Independent School District #739 also accustomed to the rigors and a deposit of $100.00 which will Box368 stress of battling a fre. A burned be refunded only to contrac-100 Highway 55 field, meadow, or structure is minor tors who submit bids and return Kimball, MN 55353-0368 compared to the loss of life." same within ten working days of Published in the Tri-County The state averages about one bid date. Plans and Specifications News Thursdays, May 21 and 28, death per 1,000 wildfires. So far this may be reviewed at the offices of 2009. spring, there have been about 450 reported wildfires. " L ga[ b fou For more wildfire information, visit, www.tricountynews.MN & Your Hometowt Super/or to other walls in energy efficiency & safety! Chuck: 320-291-1311 Richard: 320-295-8083 midtbrothersicf.con O Ucensed Building & Remodeling Residential Builders FREE ESTIMATES Chuck: 320-398-7512 Bob: 320-255-1662 Kimball