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Thursday, May 26, 2011 + Le00als Government Page 13 Signs on highway Local crime blotters right of way are illegal Shop destroyed in Dassel fire Wednesday, May 18, at approxi- mately 7:43 a.m., Meeker County Dis- patch received a 911 call reporting that the Custom Woodcrafters building, which is located at 910 Parker Avenue West in the City of Dassel, was on fire. Dassel Fire Department and Meeker County Deputies were dispatched to the scene. No one was at the build- ing when it was reported on fire. The Cokato Fire Department was also dis- patched to the scene for mutual aid. Upon arrival, the shop portion of the building was totally engulfed in flames. The 24 by 90 foot structure and contents of the building were a total loss. The amount of the loss is unknown at this time. The build- ing was owned by Howard Page and leased by Lee Anders. No one was injured as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is being investigated by the Dassel Fire Department, and The MN State Fire Marshall's Office. Ecstasy drug bust in Waite Park The Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force executed a search warrant at 419 Cedarwood Court in Waite Park Tuesday morning. Investigators arrested Hung Quoc Pham, a 37-year-old man, and Anh Hong Tran, a 26-year-old woman, on first-degree drug possession. Pham has three prior felony convictions for assault and controlled substance offenses. Investigators seized more than 2,000 tablets of MDMA (Ecstasy) with a street value of $20 a tablet. They also seized more than $13,000 in cash from the residence. Both Pham and Tran face first- degree controlled substance charge related to this incident. The Task Force was assisted by the Sherburne County Drug Task Force, Waite Park Police Dept., Sauk Rapids Police Dept. canine officer, and the Minnesota State Patrol. Wright County Sheriff's Office On May 17, Daniel James Carriveau, 31, of Eden Valley was arrested in Annandale on aWright Co. warrant for an order for protection violation. MnDOT urges keeping event signs, items for sale away from highway rights of way The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state high- way right of way is illegal and can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "With summer right around the corner, we are already seeing an increase in advertising signs and items for sale placed illegally along state highways to attract the attention of passing motorists," said Steve Lurid, MnDOT's state maintenance engineer. "Signs cre- ated to attract a driver's eye can easily distract motorists from pay- ing full attention to driving, which can lead to crashes." Placing signs or objects in high- way right of way is a misdemeanor violation punishable by a maxi- mum $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail. Highway rights of way include driving lanes, shoulders, ditches, clear zones and sight corners at intersections. State law also says that signs and other items may not be placed on private property outside of the right of way limits but in proxim- ity to a roadway without consent of the landowner. MnDOT crews will remove all signs within the right of way with- out notice. Unauthorized signs include, but are not limited to, real estate open houses, garage sales and signs for various public and pri- vate events and activities. Large items commonly found in rights of way include cars and other vehicles, boats and motors, campers and travel trailers, com- mercial stands and large bales of hay. These objects: • Present safety concerns • Inhibit proper drainage • Catch debris • Restrict mowing, spray- ing and other road maintenance activities. FSA Reminder: June 1 deadline Corn, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum, Sunflowers, and Pulse Crops June 1, 2011-Deadline for 2011 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Pro- gram (DCP) Enrollment and for 2011 Average Crop Revenue Elec- tion (ACRE) Program Election July 15, 2011-2011 Crop Year Acreage Reporting Deadline for most crops and deadline to file 2010 Production Reports for most Noninsured Crop Disaster Assis- tance Program (NAP) crops July 29, 2011-2009 Supplemen- tal Revenue Assistance (SURE) Program Signup Deadline Aug. 1, 2011-Deadline to Request a 2011 Farm Reconstitu- tion Sept. 1, 2011 - Deadline to file 2010 Production Reports for ACRE. This deadline was extended from July 15, 2011 for 2010 production only. For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your county FSA office and visit the state FSA website at: wwwfsa. usda.gov. For 2011 DCP/ACRE sign up USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minnesota Executive Direc- tor Linda Hennen reminds pro- ducers that June 1, 2011, is the enrollment deadline for the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Pro- gram (DCP). "Farmers in Minnesota who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this impor- tant deadline to their list of 'must do' jobs," Hennen said. "Producers should contact their local county office right now to set up appoint- ments before the June 1 deadline." Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of produc- ers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by the June 1, deadline. For the farm and ranch calen- dar, here's a schedule of FSA pro- gram deadlines coming up in the next several months: May 31, 2011-2010 Crop Year Final Loan Availability Date for www.tricou ntynews. M N On May 18, Linda Sue Gipson, 49, of Annandale was charged with fel- ony forgery. On May 18, Mona Susan Stein- haus, 50, of Annandale was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. On May 21, Troy Scott Steinhaus, 40, of Annandale was arrested in Buf- falo on charges of disorderly conduct and contempt of court. There were 9 Property Damage Accidents, 2 Personal Injury Acci- dents, no Hit and Run Accidents and no Car Deer Accidents. There were 6 arrests for DWI, 5 Underage Consumption arrests, 1 School Bus Stop Arm Violation, and 35 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations issued this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday. May 22 2:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Wat- kins Ambulance to a medical at a res- idence on Stearns Avenue East, Eden Valley. One individual was trans- ported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 2:36 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Litch- field Fire to a report of a garage fire at a residence on 675th Avenue, Wat- kins. Upon arrival it was discovered that there was no fire. 3:38 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Rescue and Ambu- lance to a medical at a residence on Central Avenue South, Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Saturday. May 21 12:43 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a fight occurring at a busi- ness on Central Avenue North, Wat- kins. Also assisting at the scene was the Eden Valley Police Department. 4:08 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a dog complaint at an address on 742ndAvenue, South Haven. 6:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to an alarm at a residence on 742nd Avenue South Haven. The deputy checked the property and found all to be okay. 8:14 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a domestic dis- turbance on School Avenue, Watkins. After investigation, the deputy arrested Paul David Mucciacciaro, 35, of Wat- kins for 5th Degree Domestic Assault: Inflicting Bodily Harm and 5th Degree Domestic Assault: Intent to Cause Fear. Also assisting at the scene was the Eden Valley Police Department. 8:30 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted an individual with questions regarding a situation that occurred at a residence in Kingston. Friday, May 20 3:03 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical on 140th Street, Kimball. A 60-year-old female with demen- tia had wandered away from home by foot at around 6:45 Thursday eve- ning. Sheriff's deputies and local fire- fighters searched using search dogs and thermal imaging. She was found at around 3 a.m. Friday in a muddy creek near her property. She was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment ofhypothermia. 9:03 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the area of 335th Street, South Haven. The deputy made contact with the owner who stated that the vehicle would be removed shortly. 10:39 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a dog complaint near a residence on 722nd Ave., Kingston. Thursday. May 19 11:13 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted with a civil matter at a resi- dence on Meeker Ave. So., Watkins. 4:09 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted Meeker County Social Ser- vices by taking a report at a residence on Church Street, Watkins. 5:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of theft from a business on 3rd Street North, Watkins. 6:06 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of theft from a business on Meeker Stearns Street, Eden Valley. 6:44 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of two juvenile females who escaped from custody while being transported by a Meeker CountyTransport Officer. The Trans- port officer was dropping off another juvenile at a facility in St. Cloud when the two escaped. Both juveniles were later located and taken into custody. Wednesday, May 18 5:20 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of an injured deer TELEPHONE SERVICE FROM DIVERSICOM Diversicom Melrose Telephone Company offers local exchange telecommunications to all consumers throughout its service area: • Voice grade access to the public switched network • Local exchange service including an amount of local usage free of per minute charges under a fiat rated local service package • Dual tone multi-frequency signal • Access to emergency service • Access to operator services • Access to interexchange service • Access to directory assistance • Toll blocking without charge to qualified low income customers Basic, local exchange residential monthly service rate, excluding EAS is $14.00. Subsidized discounts are available to customers meeting certain low income criteria. See the Minnesota Telephone Assistance section of this public notice for more information or contact Diversicom. Diversicom offers service in the following exchanges: Melrose, Eden Valley, Greenwald, Grey Eagle, Kimball, Richmond, St. Martin and Watkins. MINNESOTA TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE As a Minnesota consumer, you may qualify for one of three programs that provide assistance with paying your telephone bill. For questions or to apply for assistance, contact Diversicom or go to www.diversicom.net, under Telephone, click on Local Phone Service and then select Minnesota Telephone Assistance Plan. LINK-UP This national program pays up to 50% of local telephone service connection and install charges, up to a maximum of $30. Eligible low income consumers living on tribal lands are eligible for an additional discount, contact Diversicom for details. Eligibility requirements are the same as Lifeline. on 260th Street, Litchfield. A deputy put the deer down and issued a deer possession tag. 6:42 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary alarm at a business on Logeais Street, Eden Val- ley. The deputy was canceled a short time later as it was a false alarm. 8:02 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Eden Val- ley Fire to a fire alarm at a business on Meeker Avenue East, Eden Valley. It was determined that it was a false alarm. 6:56 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to an alarm at a residence on MN Highway 24, Kimball. All was secure at the residence. 11:22 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of a car/deer acci- dent on MN Highway 15 and 200th Street, Dassel. There were no injuries and the caller was transferred to the MN State Patrol. Tuesday. May 17 8:55 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Wat- kins Ambulance to a medical at a resi- dence on Park Avenue West, Eden Val- ley. One individual was transported to the Paynesville Hospital. 12:45 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire on 617th Avenue near 355th Street, Eden Valley. Upon arrival of the deputy it was found to be a controlled burn and everything was fine. Monday, May 16 10:08 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a found bicy- cle on 632nd Avenue near MN High- way 55, Watkins. The bicycle was taken to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office impound. 12:38 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a vulnerable adult at a resi- dence on Luella Street, Watkins. 4:54 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance at a resi- dence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Wat- kins. Upon arrival of the deputy it was determined to be a civil issue and the parties were advised of their options. 9:18 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received information regarding a driving complaint westbound on MN Highway 55, Kimball, from the Stea- rns County Sheriffs Office. The infor- mation was also referred to the Eden Valley Police Department. LIFELINE A federally funded program that lowers the cost of basic, monthly local phone service. The discount applies to one telephone connection per household and does not apply to taxes and surcharges. An eligible consumer can receive up to a $10 per month in discounts, exact credit may vary slightly. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in one of these programs: • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) • Food support (food stamps) • Supplemental Sec. Inc (SSI) • Federal Public Housing Assistance • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) • Temporary Assistance To Needy Families (TANF) • MN Family Invest. Pro. (MFIP) • Nat'l School Free Lunch Pro. Individuals that do not qualify under the above criteria but live on a federally recognized reservation, may qualify for an additional $25 in Lifeline discounts but must pay at least $1 for basic monthly service, if the applicant receives benefits from: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance; Tribally administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Head Start (only for those meeting its income qualifying standard); or National School Lunch Program's free lunch program. If you are not on one of the programs listed above, but your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may also apply for and receive the discount. You will need to provide proof of income. TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PLAN (TAP) Receive an additional monthly discount of $1.75 on your phone bill. Eligibility requirements are the same as Lifeline. All services and rates are based on service area, some restrictions apply. 800-554-0185 • www.diversicom.net