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Local N(00ws Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Page 7 BWSR receives Ice and snow all banking scams opinion from Attorney General's Continued from page 1 1 Attorney Hatch banking is an increasingly option, due _ that it SOme consumers. online banking bank is typ- Secure practice, a seam, targeted at and businesses jeopardize the your financial on. Scare Works actors send emails to individu- and other claiming to their financial The e-mails indicate that the institution has roblems with to a securi- or computer sys- The e-mail typi- the recip- account may if he/she does not to the clicking on an on the page. By on the link, the navigated to an website the individual to account infor- other personal in order to veil- Once the actors have the personal infor- are then able to with- the account in or apply for credit name. and businesses disclosing their have reported amounts of cam. are several ele- scam that may trouble- the fraudulent counterfeit a reputable finan- tution with an Version. Scare copied the logos banks to trick of these financial into disclosing Since the ell-mimicked, the trick even cau- the fraudulent )histicated tac- the URL of the The URL is the the webpage that appears at the top of most internet browsers. Although the false UFL may indicate the page belongs to a finan- cial institution, it actually belongs to a scam artist, who is often located outside of the U.S. Protect Your Account 1) Beware of e-mail requests to verify your account information online. Your bank already knows your account number and does not need to verify it. Furthermore, in the event of a security breach or comput- er problem, most banks con- tact their customers in wilt- ing or by telephone to discuss the matter. 2) Contact your financial institution through trusted channels. If you are con- cerned about receiving such an e-mail, call your bank immediately at the publicly- listed phone number. 3) Don't be rushed by suspicious e-mails. Since many individuals businesses and non-profits rely on the financial viability of their account in a given day, the prospect of a temporarily frozen account and lost busi- ness that could result can be particularly worrisome. Remember, however, that the amount of money lost to such a scam is typically a much larger problem. Take your time to think logically and contact your financial insti- tution directly. 4) Use a URL-checker. Computer users may wish to access software which allows them to check the accuracy of a given URL. This will help you know who you are deal- ing with online. Concerns about Internet Scarns? Contact the following agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mpls Office, 111 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1100, Minneapolis, MN 55401, (612) 376-3200. Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580, Toll free: 1-877-382-4357. U.S. Secret Service, Mpls. Field Office, 300 S. 4th St., Suite 750, Mpls, MN 55415, (612)348-1800. For more information about identity theft contact: Office of MN Attorney General Mike Hatch, Consumer Services, 1400 NCL Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, (651)296-3353 or 1-800-657- 3787, www.ag.state.mn.us. "Robert Remick Revisited" opening at Remick Gallery The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to attend the opening of the Gallery exhibit entitled =Robert Remick Revisited" on Sunday, February 29, 2004 from 2-4 p.m. Robert Remick was a leap year baby born on February 29, 1904 and would have celebrated his 25th birthday this year. Join us in celebrating his special birthday and enjoy revisiting his art work. Cake and coffee will be served in the meeting room. Bring a friend to the party! The Remick Gallery at .the museum opened its doors in 1999 with the first show exhibiting work of the gallery's namesake. Of the 55 Remick pieces donated at the time of his death in 1998, only 25 were shown in the gallery. Since that time, other Remick art work has been donated to the muse- um. The goal of this exhibit g concerned & responsible and businesses support the churches, and their activities. & Minnesota" 4th Street Tracy Ph. 532-9430 Marshall is sral Westbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. Your local long term provider since 1961 49 First Ave. Weslbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 MN 274-5464 MN. 629-4510 Ltican, , Avoca - MAIN 2-7352 154 Grove, MN MN is to showcase work recently donated and work which was not on display in the last show. This art exhibit has over 20 pieces in a vari- ety of mediums including paintings, prints and col- lages. The exhibit runs from February 29 to June 25, 2004. The museum is locat- ed at 812 Fourth Avenue, Windom, MN. Remick's Philosophy on Art: "In nty opinion, viewing and studying a work of art is much like meeting a stranger. If one can learn to know everything there is to know about this person the first five minutes with him, there is little interest in see- ing that person again. Therefore, I now aim to suggest rather than declare. By so doing, something is left to the viewer and the work of art remains somewhat of a mystery." Robert Rernick Find us on the Web at www.lyon- siouxpress. com Office The MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has received a legal opinion from the MN Attorney General's Office on the con- stitutionality of permanent easements used in the state's conservation efforts. In the five-page docu- ment, it states that "the purpose of article I, section 15, of the MN Constitution is to prohibit a system of land ownership that results in a long-term obligation owed to the underlying landowner by the tenant of the land and that discour- ages good land management practices. RIM conserva- tion easements do not appear to fit the mold of the type of ownership arrange- ments this constitutional provision is intended to pre- vent. By their very terms, RIM conservation ease- ments are meant to encour- age good land management by taking marginal agricul- tural lands out of produc- tion. Recognizing this pur- pose, in combination with the fact that easements do not involve an agricultural use or place an ongoing obli- gation on the state to pro- vide rent payments or serv- ices to the underlying prop- erty owner, it does not appear the RIM conserva- tion easements fall within the prohibition set forth in the MN Constitution." Opponents of the state's Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) application raised the issue of the constitution- ality of RIM Reserve perma- nent easements. MN Governor Tim Pawlenty submitted a CREP applica- tion to the USDA this past fall to enroll 100,000 acres of marginal agricultural land and environmentally sensitive land in three regions of the state. The application pro- vides landowners with options to combine a 15-year Conservation Reserve Program contract with a 35- year or permanent Reinvest in MN Reserve easement. The application is targeted to achieve water quality enhancements for impaired waters; protect public water supplies; reduce flood dam- ages to agriculture and pub- lic infrastructure; and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. "This legal opinion should help put to rest any question about the constitu- tionality of RIM Reserve permanent easements," says non Harnack, BWSR executive director. The opinion is posted on BWSR's web site. See http:// www.bwsr.state.mn.us. A link is provided on the home page. With the vent sealed, the regulator doesn't work properly, and one of two things could happen. Gas pressure can build up inside the building, resulting in a fire or explosion.., or the lack of flow will result in loss of service and no heat. Either situation is serious. Outside meter and service regulator sets should be kept clear of dripping water and snow accumulation. Snow removed from driveways, walks, streets, or parking lots should not be placed near a meter set, service regulator or other gas facility. And if your regulator does become covered with ice, don't try to remove the ice by yourself, because you could damage the equipment. Call your natural gas suppli- er and have it done safely. Contractors, residents and building owners should exer- cise caution when removing ice and snow from areas around a building, as well, Neither the blown snow nor snow removal equipment, itself, should come in contact with util- ities. If you smell gas, lose service, or your appliances are mal- functioning, leave your home, go to a neighbor's, and call your natural gas supplier immediately. Mark & Jan Kelly 15322 210 Street Walnut Grove, MN 56180 Variety Entertammmat DJ, e-mail: IMly2@meJuaaet Phone & Fax: 507-747-2136 Westbrook Lions FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST Sunday, February 29 Serving 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westbrook Community Center Proceeds for WWG Class of 2004 Class Trip Deft Max Pizza Feed before the WWG Middle School Pops Concert Tues., March 2 Serving from 6 p.m. to 7:15 in the Walnut Grove School Cafeteria 2 Meal Options: 1 slice pizza, bar, and pop - $3.00 2 slices pizza, bar, and pop - $4.00 Sponsored by the WWG Music Boosters Pizza made by Hoyt Oil & Convenience, Walnut Grove I II I Terrific Kids for January Sponsored by Westbrook Kiwanis Club Amy Nelson, daughter of Steve & Jan Nelson Sara Schoborg, daughter of Mark & Brenda Schoborg II I Hearing Aid Sales & Service [ Repairs on all makes and models. FREE Hearing Aid Cleaning/ [ All hearing tests will be conducted by a MN Certified Audiologist who han- I dies most digital and computer programmable hearing aids. I FRANK PACOVSKY ' ! PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID SERVICE I 16 Years Experience I Minnesota Care and Medical Assistance Recipients Welcome = Walk-ins welcome. For appt. call toll free 1-888-373-6038. I I Dr. Pabst Office at Mt. Lake - Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. I St. James Health Services - Clinic Hospital - Mon. from 1 - 4 p.m. I l MILL STREET GRILL Casual Dining 6 Catering M tts and rnoro kcated in e Historic Ne# Currie Buikting in the He of Downtown Cutdo. Open 7 clays a week at 4:3O p.m. EARLY DINING SPECIALS Monday thru Thursday 4:30-6:30 p.m. BB Ribs, Caribbean Chicken, Bourbon Beef Tenderloin, Butterfly Shrimp YOUR CHOICE $7.99 All served with Baked Potato or Garlic Mashed Potatoes, plus Soup or Salad FRIDAY & ATURDAY PRIME RIB & GRILLED SEAFOOD SPECIALS BROAsTED CHICKEN SPECIALS 1/4 Chicken Dinner ... $4,99 1/2 Chicken Dinner... $6.99 Whole Chicken & JoJ0's to go... $6.99 , , ' , : ,,, , ,,