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It's hard to Clark and is the homelands match these times when the of Three Affiliated Tribes past comes together with - the Mandans, Hidatsa and moments of today's time. Arikara. This next weekend at This next weekend, I'll be Rugby, a rare storytelling at Rugby where an expansive adventure will entertain the outdoor "Pioneer Museum" public by an Arctic storyteller turns into a "village stage" from North Norway telling for drama, performances and the story of "The Great entertainment. Viking." Last Saturday at Knife Stina Fagerton, an River was indeed special. In Indigenous member of the additional to the traditional Samipeoples, has traveled far activities in town - parade, and wide as a storyteller and BBQ, etc.--, a special program has produced a collection on was held outdoors at the Park DVDs. She has performed with Gerard Baker re-living at Hostfest in Minot for his reflections of 39 years of five years in connection service with the Park Service with members of the Turtle at manylocations in theWest, Mountain Band of Chippewa, beginning in Stanton. where Native stories, music, Gerard was born on the crafts and food are shared Fort Berthold Reservation with those who attend their as a member of the Three outdoor and stage events. Affiliated Tribes. In the early I have sat in a circle with 1970s, I interviewed his children in a tepee-like father, Judge Paige Baker, shelter and heard her tell folk who assisted me along with tales from Arctic lands that others in a study of American are captivating oral histories Indian values. I also visited and cultural lessons, told in with his motherin the family's storyform, passed down from log home, where Gerard grew generations to generations up. She was a sophisticated among Indigenous tribes. storyteller, who offered me The culture of Native food as I entered the doorway peoples is reflected in their and served a "full menu" of art, customs, music and historical stories. His brother, dance. Every detail in their Fred, worked with the Indian colorful clothing represents Health Service in New Town some meaning of their past culture. Their crafts express both function and art. Music and songs often tell their stories to be passed on. Rural towns on the prairie that were settled in clusters of immigrants from European cultures have their summer festivals that reflect their ethnic origins. The Icelandic festival in Mountain and the Germans from Russia celebrations in a number of towns are examples of the deep roots of cultures across generations. On a larger scale, the annual Hostfest in Minot is the Nation's largest Scandinavian festival, which essentially was created by one man's dream to bring people together after harvest to enjoy cultural values. Likewise, the United Tribes Pow Wow in Bismarck is the largest Indian event of its kind in the country. Then, you couple reunions - church, school and family reunions - to the mix of activities and you have a very busy summer. All these threads of cultures add up to an industry called "Heritage Tourism," which is the fastest growing segment of North Dakota's third largest industry. New technologies, such as social media, can enhance the growth of heritage attractions in small towns, as the digital stories of these events have greater reach through the Web. Bottom line, the greatest appeal for a visitor is to place their footprint at the place where it is happening and taking plenty of digital pictures as memories to share with a social network of friends and relatives. Expedition Continued From Page 1 It's also part of a bigger experiment that the Goat from the late 1800% including rooted in North Dakota andhas strictly forbidden me to Custer gold, Far West gold, tied to historical events,talk about. Belfield gold and thelocation Generally, most legends Depending on internet of the descendants of Sitting get started with a grain of availability, trip updates will Bull's horses, which are said truth. We'll be out pokingposted to the VNV Facebook to be in North Dakota. around trying to find a few of page at All the legends noted are those grains, valleynv. GOLF CART REGULATIONS There are safety concerns about the number of violations of the Golf Cart Ordinance. Below is a reminder of the current regulations. 1) Operator of a golf cart within city limits MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. 2) Golf cart may not carry more passengers at one time than the number of seats provided on that golf cart. 3) Speed limit for golf carts operated within city limits is 10mph. 4) Operator of golf cart must obey all other traffic rules (STOPs, Yields, etc). 5) Operator of a golf oart must provide proof of liability insurance upon request by law enforcement. 6) Golf cart may not be operated within city limits between dusk and dawn. Also, please do not drive or park golf carts sidewalks. Thank you. on city L. Petersen IIIA"omey General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 1 12 North Main Street - EO, Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (701) 454-3515 Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Emeritus Member of the North Dakota Published By Great Caesar's Newspaper Association. Ghost Official newspaper for the City of Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Drayton and Drayton Public School Yearly Subscription rates: District No.19. Published every Thursday at$30.00 In Pembina County Drayton, North Dakota. $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands POSTMASTER: Send address Phone 701-360-3005 changes to: Valley News and Views, Fax 701-454-6333 PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. Copyright 2009. @ Public Notice Ordinance #55 ORDINANCE #55 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #20, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE LICENSING, KEEPING, AND RUNNING AT LARGE OF DOGS WITHIN THE CITY OF DRAYTON, AND. PROVIDING If the one-house legislature is so good, why haven't other states followed Nebraska's example? That was a common argument raised by opponents of a one-house system for North Dakota. There is a good answer for that criticism. In half of the states, the legislature is the only means by which a constitutional amendment can be proposed to provide for a one-house legislature. And you can bet that the legislators in those states aren't going to propose an amendment that would cost half of them their seats in the legislature. In the other half of the states, including North Dakota, the people could initiate an amendment to provide for a one-house legislature. However, a one- house legislature offers no particular benefits to any special gro'up so motivation for an initiative campaign is missing. Aproposal for a one -house legislature was soundly repudiated along with a new constitution in 1972. Being on the same ballot with the unpopular new constitution, the one-house proposal was not given a true public discussion because the constitution dominated the debate. After 40 years, it may be time to look again. It would be easier for lobbyists to influence a smaller number of legislators. A one-house legislature would be more transparent i" I I I I I L PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DRAYTON, PEMBINA COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA That Section 7 of Ordinance #20 be amended as follows: SECTION 7: PENALTY FOR VIOLATION Any person violating any of the I provisions of Ordinance #20 (Dog Ordinance) shall, upon conviction, I be subject to the following penalty: a) First vioation $ 50.00; L b) Second violation within r 12 months of the 1st violation, $100.00; I c) Third violation within 12 months of the 1st violation, $200.00; I d) Fourth violation within 12 months of the 1st violation, $250.00 I plus the dog must be removed from the City. I First reading...July 1,2013 2nd reading and final approval... I August 5, 2013 Published...August 8, 2013 I= Effective...August 8, 2013 Ardis J. Olson, Mayor Carol Gardner, City Auditor with better media coverage and there would no longer be buck passing between houses. That would make legislators more accountable to their constituents and less responsive to lobbyists. Actually, the present two-house system provides lobbyists with too many opportunities to manipulate the two bodies. They can play one house against the other; they can try different stories in the different houses. It is easier to influence a senate of 47 than a unicameral with 80 members. We need a second house to kill the bad bills. First, we need to acknowledge that the definition of a bad bill is a point of view. My good bill may be your bad bill. With increased scrutiny in a transparent legislative process, there would be fewer bills introduced and even fewer so-called bad bills. Even if a bad bill were passed, the governor has a veto with which he/she can kill bad bills. And if we should have a governor who can't tell a bad bill from a good bill, the people can suspend bad legislation through the referral process. But the lJ. S. Congress has two houses. The Congress represents two constituencies. Theoretically, the Senate represents the states and the House represents the people. That is the real reason the national government has two houses. imm mm am m mm mm mm mmm Jim's Tire Up North OFF Blue Def Diesel Exhaust Fluid 2.5 Gallon Size Expires 8-14-13 m m m m mm m m m m m m m m m m m Hasting's Landing Rear Estate Sales Auctions Appraisal Farm and Ranch Management Oil and Gas Management Lake Management National Hunting Leases " "1 I I I I I J "I I I I On the other hand, states are not federations but unitary governments that represent one constituency - the people. This was underscored when the Supreme Court said that both houses of state legislatures must represent, not counties or cities, but people in equal numbers. The Nebraska unicameral is nonpartisan, thereby failing to recognize the importance of parties. Nonpartisanship need not be a part of the unicameral. Parties are important for two reasons: partisan elections force parties to assume collective responsibility for legislative decisions and parties organize the legislative system. In a study of state legislatures, the Nebraska unicameral ranked ninth and would have ranked first if it had the benefit of party Organization. The unicameral has been successfully used in all provinces of Canada except one. All major cities in the United States - some with budgets and responsibilities greater than states - have unicameral governing bodies. Even though a unicameral makes good sense, adoption in North Dakota is at best a remote possibility. 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