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Pa00e 12 Co m_m__-_n_itlr Sgt. Kathy Pederson i ..... :i:! Minnesota State Patrol Garage sale signs? With summer here, 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. Placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state high- way right of way is illegal. It can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "Signs created to attract a driv- er's eye can easily distract motor- Dear Trooper Kathy: We were having a garage sale and the high- way department came and took all our signs away. Can they do that? Trooper Kathy says: Yes. In fact Mn/DOT has asked me to remind you about keeping event signs, items for sale, real estate signs, campaign signs and any other markers away from highway rights of way. Here is a recent request from MN Department of Trans- portation. Highway 15 Corridor Study open meeting July 15 Public open-house meetings planned Interested individuals are invited to attend public open- house meetings in luly to obtain information on the Highway 15 Corridor Study between 1-90 and 1-94. The primary objective of the study is to review safety, mobility, and access issues along the High- way 15 Corridor. Mn/DOT and Bonestroo con- sultant staff will be available to answer questions about the study and take comments regarding the Highway 15 Corridor. There will be short presentations at 6:30 p.m. The meeting at Kimball will be at Kimball City Hall, 1 North Main Street, from 6-8 p.m. Thursda July 15. Meetings will also take place at New Ulm Tuesday, July 13, Hutchinson Wednesday, July 28, and Fairmont Thursday, July 29. I Ill Illlllllllllllllllllll Ill Ill l I ists from paying full attention to driving." Placing signs or objects in highway right of way is a misde- meanor violation punishable by a maximum $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. Mn/DOT crews will remove all signs within the right of way with- out notice. 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 drain- age, catch debris, restrict mowing, spraying and other road mainte- nance activities. For information about roadway regulations, right of way boundar- ies or where to find signs and items that have been removed, contact your local Minnesota Department of Transportation Office. ..... i ......... IIII II .............. IIIII _ . Some Things Just Happen A V The roof starts leaking, you lose your job, the car needs repairs, or your son breaks his arm. At times like these, it's good to have an emergency fund to fail back oo. We recommend setting aside at least three months living expenses in a Savings ACCOUnt or short term C.D. NOt sure how to begin, come see us. we'll help you get started. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I STATE BANK OF KIMBALL P.O. nox 70 KIMBALL, MINNESOTA 55353 (320) 398-3500 www.tatebankofkimball.oom [I Ill Member FDIC III VJ IIII Thursday, July 8, 2010 .= ..................... !_.!.!!L! .........  .......... _LL!, !!!! L!L!.!!!!! !!!!L!.!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!: ........ Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons , t'ili[,'l, lltltl,l i : Braised Short Ribs l Winner At Family Gatherings /sarcu/ar mquasffor tthn /t/oo/ts /mtaflsr make/ionce, Bultmk,A (Pop. 03) bs are a warm weather favorite tbr Tharp family atherings, whether they are grilled or prepared on the stove top. So this Braised Short Ribs recipe immediately earned a spot on my menu planner. Mouths a'watering+ my crew was eager to get their hands on these ribs, thanks to their irresistible savory, aroma. And boy, were they tasty and tender! My crew gave these ribs a unanimous thumbs up! Cindy is right -- this dish may look and sound complicated at first, but you'llfind it is pratty easy to prepare. And believe me, it is worth the effort! i'm sure your family will love them. See step-by-step photos of Cindy Whit's Braised Short Ribs and thousands more from other hometown Americans at: www.j ustapineb.eom/shortribs You'll also find a meal planner and COUlXmS tbr the recipe ingredients! Enjoy and remember, use "just a pinch"... Braised Short Ribs r'------at you e 1 1/2 lb boneless short ribs I/2 c olive oil (enough to brown all ribs and sante vegetables) I 1/2 c onion, chopped 2 lg carrots, chopped 2 Ig bell peppers (1 green and l red) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped . I btl red wine (merlot or cabernet) 2 Tbsp tomato paste I 1 sprig rosemary I 2 sprigs thyme 6 c beef stock (add beef i bouillon, if desired) I salt and pepper to taste Add enough olive oil Add ribs to pan and ponr to coat the bottom of a heavy pan (cast iron skillet recommended) and brown ribs on all sides. Remove ribs and add enough oil to sweat onion, peppers and calTots, and cook over slow heat to soften (about l0 minutes). Add the garlic and cook for another minute or 2, to heat the garlic. Stir in tomato paste to coat the vegetables. Pour the wine over the vegetables and cook over high heat until it is reduced by half(10-15 minutes). Using butcher twine, tie rosemary and thyme in enough beef stock to almost cover the ribs. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Place into a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for 2 -2 1/2 hours, until meat is tender. Remove ribs and skim fat from the top. Slowly simmer the vegetables and sauce until it starts to thicken (about 20 mimites). Add ribs back to pot to heat through. TIP: For a thicker sauce, combine a Tbsp of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and add to the broth befbre adding the ribs. Serves: 6 \\; together, add to the pot. [. .............. www.jus ..................................................... l