August 15, 2017

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BY KAREN SPEIDEL The girl who was Heidi Heitkamp used to run the streets of Mantador with different aspirations than the woman now sitting in the U.S. Senate. This woman is surrounded by power - ful men and women who lead this coun- try. She ensures her voice is heard by lawmakers while representing rural America, much different from the child who hardly dared speak or look at anyone, she said. "That's how shy I was," she laughed over the phone, minutes before head - ing back into session. Mary Kathryn "Heidi" Heitkamp grew Adryanna Stirling Hankinson 3rd Grader is Week's Weather Aer two weeks of cooler weather, look for temperatures to hit 80s Student Art Classifieds 8 Comics 9 Coming Events 6 Community 5 Editorial 4 Hankinson Little Theater 3 News from Past 2 Obits 3 Rosholt Threshing Bee 5 Sheriff Briefs 6 Senior Menus 6 Sports 7 Worship 6 Inside Today High Low Outlook Aug. 15 78 65 PM T-storm Aug. 16 81 61 Showers Aug. 17 83 57 Sunshine Aug. 18 85 61 Possible rain Aug. 19 85 60 Partly sunny Aug. 20 81 57 Possible rain Aug. 21 86 61 Strong T-storms VOL. 130, NO. 32 TUESDAY, August 15, 2017 Published for the Red River Valley and Hot Cakes Cafe & Lodging of Hankinson $1.00 « Page 7 Hayden Boll Pirates, Warbirds are gearing up LIGHTS BY KAREN SPEIDEL The smell of football once again permeates the air, a savory blend of bug spray, Icy Hot and sweat. Turn on the lights and plug in the scoreboard, because Friday nights once again will heat up as area high school teams prepare to take the hometown field. Hankinson senior Race Kath has waited a year to start this season. He's ready, a force on both the offensive and defensive lines. And this Pirate likes to crash hel- mets — all while wearing his trademark smile. "Everyone comes out dur- ing Friday night lights. NEWS-MONITOR GRAPHIC BY KAREN SPEIDEL Andres Vasquez led the Wyndmere-Lidgerwood Warbirds onto the field during a game last year. This year's Warbirds are full of depth, led by 13 returning seniors. Coach Scott Strenge said there is a lot of excitement from, and for, this team. SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 3 Friday Night Facility to be operational in July 2018 Barney elevator hits on storage needs BY KAREN SPEIDEL Minn-Kota Ag is work- ing to ensure customers have few disruptions since an almost 3 million bushel facility under construc- tion east of Barney will not be operational in time for this grain harvest. The company sold its Barney elevator before the new facility was op - erational, prompting company officials to hold an informational meeting Thursday, Aug. 10 to dis- cuss how Minn-Kota ex- pects to handle what could be another record-setting harvest in parts of the re- gion. The meeting attract- ed about 60 farmers to the Barney Fire Hall. While the new Barney facility is to be operation- al in July 2018, this year those delivering grain to Minn-Kota wanted reas- surance they had storage space available. George Schuler, grain logistics manager for Minn-Kota, gave farmers three options for storing grain this year. Farmers can deliver into Minn-Ko - ta's facility at Wyndmere or to the Wahpeton facil- ity since space is reserved there. The third option is to call Schuler or General Manager Brian Arnhalt to schedule on-farm pickup. "In a perfect world, it would have been nice to hang onto this facil - ity, but sometimes things come about and we have to make decisions. We will make this harvest for you guys go as smooth as possible," Schuler said. The new facility be - came necessary with modern farming prac- tices, said Dale Beyer, chief financial officer for Minn-Kota. Combines are bigger, harvest is faster and farmers haul between 800-900 bushels per load, well up from the 300 bushels a load that SEE MINN-KOTA, PAGE A3 Point of View Heitkamp — from Mantador to Washington Editor's Note: In this month's Point of View we look at people who made a name for themselves beyond our communities to an- swer the question, "Where are They Now?" SEE HEITKAMP, PAGE A3 SUBMITTED Carl Wittenburg of Wyndmere met with U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp as part the North Dakota and Minnesota Turkey Federation in July. The federation talked with Heitkamp about promoting trade for turkey farmers. Turkey growers have some concerns about NAFTA and want to be part of trade discussions, while ensuring export markets in China, Canada and Mexico are available.

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