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| Twin Town Area WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 DAILY NEWS • A3 For more news go to www.wahpetondailynews.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CARRIE MCDERMOTT • DAILY NEWS A reception for an exhibit by the late Lucas Allmendinger will be held Feb. 7 at the gallery. SUNDAY HOURS: If passed, bill will FALLEN SOLDIERS: After Wahpeton, allow the sale of alcohol to start at 10 a.m. the display moves on to Grafton, N.D. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 "I would probably be in favor of it. It would be good for people who want to get their beer when they want to go fishing a little earlier or other things they want to do on the weekend." Keath Borchert, a salesman at Econo Liquors in Wahpeton, said the earlier opening time could help with business. "With the grocery store already being here, it could be a good deal for us as the people are already here," Borchert said. "When the Vikings play on Sunday, we always have a ton of people here at noon, so if we're open earlier maybe that will help us." Rep. John Wall, RDistrict 25, said he needs more time to look over the issue before he makes a final decision. "My first gut feeling would be to not favor the bill, but I will have to listen to the arguments House Bill 1367 A bill has been introduced in the North Dakota House of Representatives that, if passed, would amend the North Dakota Century Code to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. instead of 12 p.m. on Sunday mornings. on the floor," Wall said. "There must be some really good arguments for it and the business community must be behind it. Until I hear the arguments I'm very undecided." CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 21 are all North Dakota soldiers." The display usually stays in an area for two weeks depending on what the event it is being shown for. The display was in Wahpeton for a day in September when the city was welcoming home the 188th Army National Guard Engineers. After the display is finished being shown in Wahpeton, it will next go to the United Community Bank in Grafton, N.D. Barry Bowar, the store Cards manager at Econofoods, said that "until you see it (the display), you don't really understand the magnitude of it." "A lot of employees have stopped to look at it and we've had a lot of customers call and say that this is a great display and thanks for putting it up," Bowar said. "We just supplied the location and wanted to help out." The display is located at the Econofoods in Wahpeton at 387 11th Street South. Viewing is available 24 hours a day. l The following are card winners from the Breckenridge Senior Center for Jan. 22, 24, 29, 31: Pinochle, Marlys Wefel, first, Tony Conzemius, second, Donald Willprecht, third, Gerald Rick, fourth. Whist, Darlene Arth, high, Muriel Revier and Larry Heiser, second, Roman Berg, third, Louise Weiser, fourth. Pinochle, Arley Evenson, first, Donna Marohl, second, Jerry Loreth, third, Gerald Rick, fourth. Whist, Roman Berg, high, Tony Conzemius and Allen Pfeffer, second, Bob Spenst, third, Dolores Berg and Jerry Loreth, fourth. Amendments rejected by Minnesota Senate This past week the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) bill continued to be heard in a variety of Senate Committees. It was p a s s e d out of the commerce committee after two hear- Westrom ings on the bill. Many amendments were offered by Republicans that helped increase choices and flexibility for consumers but were rejected. There are still significant concerns about the bill. One of them being the fact that this proposal would not allow all businesses with a health care insurance product to be included in the Exchange. The HHS Finance Committee continued reviewing the governor's health and human services budget. The governor's fiscal year 2014-15 proposed budget spends $11.57 million, which is $880 million more than 2012-13 and a 9 percent increase over current biennium spending. The fiscal year 2014-15 proposed budget also spends $128 million more than the November forecast. The HHS Policy Committee passed Senate File 5 (Medical Assistance expansion), an expansion of Medical Assistance coverage for persons up to 138 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Senators expressed concerns about the bill because the expansion is offered by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. While the federal government says they will pay for the cost of newly eligible enrollees for the first few years of the program, the ex- pansion will cost a huge unknown amount down the road that the state will be expected to cover. In addition, the Tax Reform Division held preliminary hearings on a range of issues. Two proposals were considered to establish an up-front sales tax exemption for business purchases of capital equipment. Currently, Minnesota employers are required to pay sales tax at the time of purchase and apply for a refund later, creating a blizzard of paperwork and cash flow problems. This bipartisan idea has enjoyed broad support, and in fact was passed by the 2012 Legislature, though ultimately vetoed in a broader tax bill by Gov. Dayton. Lastly, the Division began a discussion over the complex topic of business taxation and the tax treatment on Min- nesota's many researchbased employers. Former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, now president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, was among the testifiers reiterating that current tax policy, including the so called "foreign royalty deduction" is important to many of the state's biggest employers. Minnesota employers with a long tradition of innovation through research and development support more than 1.2 million Minnesota jobs, which is nearly 50 percent of Minnesota's private sector jobs according to the state's high tech and life science associations. February 2013 Feb. 6 The God's Child Project, Speaker Patrick Atkinson, 7 p.m., NDSCS Cultural Center, sponsored by Zonta Club, NDSCS and Three Rivers Crisis Center Feb. 7 "Sew" What? 5:30-7:30 p.m., NDSU Extension Service, for more information 2013 NDSU Brochure Feb. 8 Twin Town Ambassadors Mtg., 12 p.m. Breckenridge City Hall Renegade Toms Wild Turkey fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Open Doors, 7 p.m. Supper, Mooreton Community Center Optimists Sponsored Free Swimming, 7-9 p.m., NDSCS Blikre Activities Center Grades 6-7-8 Dance, 7-10 p.m., Wahpeton Community Center Feb. 9 Coffee with the Legislators, 10-11:30 a.m., NDSCS Student Center Headwater's Lions "All you can Eat" Dad's Belgian Waffle Brunch, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Wahpeton Community Center, call 642-1250 for tickets Feb. 10 St. John's Mardi Gras, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John's Church, meal served 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Open Gym at Wahpeton Middle School, 12-2 p.m. for Grades 1-5, 2-4 p.m. for Grades 6-8, 4-6 p.m. for Grades 9-12, 6-8 p.m. for Adults Optimists-Sponsored Free Indoor Ice Skating, 7-9 p.m., Stern Arena. Youth Archery Program, 4-7 p.m., Wahpeton Comm. Center Feb. 11 CERT - Disaster Medical Operations, 6-9 p.m., Wahpeton City Hall, to register call Penny at 642-2392 American Legion Auxiliary, Hafner-Miller-Ross Unit No. 20, meets at the Vets Club at 8 p.m. Head of the Red Youth Activities Association, 7:30 p.m., Stern Arena Feb. 12 Wahpeton Special Olympics Area Management Team, 6:15 p.m., Terrace Lanes Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday Feb. 14 Valentine's Day CEC Three Rivers Arts Council, 5 p.m., Red Door Art Gallery Movie Excellence Since 1955 Feb. 16 24 hr MOVIE HOTLINE – 218-643-3304 ADULT $7.75 – ADULT MATINEE $6.50 Soup and Dessert Luncheon and Bake Sale, 11:30 a.m.STUDENT NIGHT EVERY TUESDAY 1:30 p.m., Breckenridge W/STUDENT ID REDUCED RATE OF $6.00 United Methodist Church. Cinema 6 Chahinkapa Zoo open from 320 Minnesota Ave., Breckenridge 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Feb. 16-18 HANSEL & GRETEL - R Wahpeton Special Olympics at Jamestown Basketball TourSTARTS FRIDAY - IDENTITY THEIF - R nament Feb. 17 WARM BODIES - PG13 Open Gym at Wahpeton Middle School, 12-2 p.m. for Grades SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - R 1-5, 2-4 p.m. for Grades 6-8, 4-6 p.m. for Grades 9-12, 6-8 MAMA - PG13 p.m. for adults Public Indoor Ice Skating, 7-9 A HAUNTED HOUSE - R p.m., Stern Arena. Youth Archery Program, 4-7 ENDS THURSDAY FEB 7 LINCOLN - PG13 p.m., Wahpeton Comm. Center. 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Allmendinger's brothers Mike and Shane will speak about Luke's passion for the arts and share information about the future Sculpture Park in Wahpeton's Chahinkapa Park. Allmendinger's works are displayed on the gallery's Honor Wall during the month of February. Several of his photos will be for sale at the gallery and all proceeds will be donated to the Sculpture Park. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be available. Red Door Art Gallery and Museum is at 418 Dakota Ave., Wahpeton. l Coming Events "You need to hear what Beltone can do for you." 602 2nd Avenue North Wahpeton, ND (Jacklitch Insurance Agency Building) 800-669-3171 www.BeltoneND.com Dan Vandeventer State Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist XNLV71291 ALLMENDINGER: Family will share Lucas' passion for the arts at reception