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Thursday. December 17.2009 t'.r Pa-e 9 " Tri Coun News • Kimball. MN AJ Lg.6q . .,. Deadliest counties for impaired driving Legal Notice December DWI Crackdown Continues Across State, "deadliest counties"targeted with extra patrols in 2010 PUBLIC HEARING The Minnesota Department of 519) and serious injuries (605 fic stops. More than one-half mil- avoid driving impaired. CANCELLATION of Public Safety (DPS) Friday, of 1,159) during 2006-2008. The lion Minnesotans have a DWI onRyan adds that a statewide igni- The Clearwater River Water- Dec. 11, named the state's 13 dead- counties are determined, based on record, translating to one-in-eight tion interlock program aimed to shed District has canceled the liest counties for impaired driving the total number of alcohol-related Minnesota drivers, combat the issue ofunlicensed DWI December 23rd, 2009, work ses- that will be targeted with extra DWI deaths and serious injuries over a DPS administers enhanced offenders continuing to drive- and sion meeting at Kimball City Hall, patrols throughout 2010. Currently, three-year period, enforcement by combining drive impaired - following arrest Kimball, MN, for the holiday sea- a statewide December-long DWI"Sustained, increased DWI resources of state, county and city is another component in the fight son. and seat belt crackdown is being patrols are a necessary strategy law enforcement agencies. Ryan against impaired driving. The pro- By orderoftheBoard, conducted, in the fight against the illegal and says Minnesota DWI enforcement gram allows certain DWI offend- Dennis Loewen, In 2010, enhanced DWI patrols deadly behavior of impaired driv- is a model for other states because ers to regain driving privileges by Assistant Administrator will focus on the counties of: Anoka, ing," says Jean Ryan, alcohol pro- of successful pa~aerships among having an ignition interlock device Published in the Tri-County Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Otter grams coordinator at DPS Office agencies and by conducting "high- installed in their vehicles. The pro- News Thursdays, Dec. 10, and 17, Tail, Ramsey, Rice, St. Louis, Scott, of Traffic Safe~ "Minnesota can visibility" enforcement efforts that gram expires June 30, 2011. Infer- 2009. Sherburne, Stearns, Washington put the biggest dent in our alco- employ saturated patrols along mation on this program is at . Legal Notice Scott counties are new additions to directing resources to these areas." nage and officer gear. The intent Each year in Minnesota, a/co- NOTICE OF FILING the list, replacing the counties of In the last five years, 2005-2009, of high-visibility enforcement is to hol-related crashes account for up TO FAIR HAVEN TOWNSHIP Blue Earth, CrowWing and Itasca. enhanced patrols in the state's generate motorist and community to 200 deaths and 400 serious inju- NOTICE is hereby given to resi- These 13 counties accounted for deadliest counties for impaired awareness that enforcement is out ties costing the state around $225 dents of Fair Haven Township that more than one-half of the state's driving have resulted in 13,453 in force, and as a result, encour- million, filing will begin on December 29, total alcohol-related deaths (267 DWI arrests- one arrest per 16 traf- age motorists to make safe plans to 2009, and close on January 12, 2010 Kimball Public Library Library Hours Monday 3-6 Wednesday 10-1 3-6 Thursday 1-8 Friday 10-1 3-6 Saturday 9-12 at 5 p.m. Offices to be filed for are: Supervisor (three-year term) Clerk (two-year term) Filing fee is $2. Filing to be done at clerk's home at 4561 182nd St. South Haven (320) 251-3425. Last day to withdraw is January 14, 2010. Leslie Rose, Fair Haven Township Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Town meeting in St. Cloud on GAMC cuts Deadline: str, t 5 p.m. Friday • Dec. 18 Join in a discussion about the health providers, and more. Legisla- ble for the program. impact of losing Genera/Assistance tors include: Rep. Larry Haws, Rep. At the end of the 2009, legislative Medical Care (GAMC)and possible Larry Hosch, and Rep. Dan Sev- session, Governor Pawlenty vetoed solutions. Event sponsors include erson. Please contact Sue Abder- one year of funding for GAMC and the National Alliance on Mental I11- holden, unallotted several more months of ness (NAIVlI) of Minnesota, NA!VlI or call (888)-NAIVlI-Helps for more funding. This means that GAMC St. Cloud Affiliate, Catholic Chari- information, will have no funding beyond March ties and the Joint Religious Legis- GeneralAssistanceMedicalCare1, 2010. A temporary measure will lative Coalition. All are welcome to (GA/VIC) is an important health be used to delay this loss of cover- share their perspectives, insurance program that provides age, but many Minnesotans who The meeting will be held from access to health care, medications rely on GAMC will still lose their 6:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the and hospitalization for 30,000 low- health coverage within months or Great River Regional Library, in the income Minnesotans. Nearly 70 even weeks of March 1.As the 2010 Bremer Room, 1300 W. St. Germain percent of the people on this pro- legislative session approaches, the Street, St. Cloud. gram have a mental illness, chem- public needs to engage in a conver- invited speakers include: GAMC ical dependency or both. 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