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I I m I .-= ..,i &apos;' --m I  - 6 -  u_ %'t < See Page 21 See Pages 13, 14 and 15 )r I III I North Dakota. State Golf Champions Northern Lights captured the state championship in Class B golf Wednesdaafternoon in Fargo. Team members, from right to left, are Casey Julson, Tim Peterson, Tanner Langan, Nick Myhre, Dalton Po!fl and Brody Cahill. The team is a cooperative of Rolette, Belle and St. John schools. For complete coverage of. the historic win,ease turn to page 13. Tribe signs lease ' Memorial Day See Page 10 June 2, 2014 Volume 127 - Number 40 Two Sections - $1 Rolla, North Dakota 58367 Street, water main project starts this week ,, By John Rosinski Of The Star A long-awaited street project is expected to start this week in Rolla. According to Rolla City Auditor Mae Murphy, a pre-construction meet- ing between Wagner Construction and members of the city council is sched- uled for June 5 at 12:30 p.m. The actual work, however, is slated to start today (Monday) with the milling of the streets. Anyone driving on Sixth Avenue in Rolla recently has surely noticed sev- eral pieces of material along the sidewalk. Those bits are just the beginning of what will be an all-summer project. The scope of the endeavor is to replace 30 blocks of deteriorated cast iron from water main, and fix the streets above the damaged pipes. The project is being funded with USDA Rural Development Funds, which are made up of an approximate 45 percent grant and low-interest loans. The total estimated cost of the project is $4.4 million. Murphy indicated crews are going to try and keep the water flowing to everyone in town throughout the project. "The plan is for over ground hookups so people will keep getting their water during the project," Murphy said. Anyone with a utility bill in Rolla is also helping to fund the undertaking. A' monthly infrastructure fee for $18 was added to city bills in February of 2013. This year's project comes on the heels of a similar venture last year in which 12.5 blocks were tore up and eventually replaced. In other city news, residents on Park Drive will be getting a special as- sessment. The council voted to pave 210 feet of the drive located near a Kalix apartment building. The project is estimated to cost approximately $80,000. Project (Continued on Page 7) with South Korean firm looking to build homes out of containers By Logan Davis , For The Star The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have taken the first steps in what could turn out to be an economic boon for tribal members who are looking for employment. The economic strategy for the tribe has been to bring in partners and investors that can put a dent in the nearly 70 percent unemployment rate on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. In signing a lease agreement with a company that can tap into the housing market in North Dakota, the tribe hopes to benefit tw,o-fold if the partnership takes off as well as tribal leaders are predicting. uS Container and Housing Company Inc., an in- ternational business with offices in South Korea and California signed the lease to occupy Turtle Moun- tain Manufacturing Company and build houses. The three-year agreement allows US Container and Housing Company to begin its business plan to manufacture what are called container homes. The homes are built with the base of the large steel ship- ping containers that are used to transport of goods across the oceans of the world and cross country by rail. These shipping containers are some of the strongest and durable structures in the world be- cause they are Luilt to withstand tornadoes, hum- canes and other powerful weather elements. The manufacturing of these container homes would ad- dress the housing shortage on the Turtle Mountain Reservation and in North Dakota because of the oil boom in western North Dakota. Tribal Chairman Richard McCloud is excited about the possibilities the business venture can bring to the prosperity of many tribal members. "We would kill two birds with one stone," Chair- man McCloud stated. "First, we would provide jobs at the manufacturing plant with a prestigious com- Tribe (Continued on Page 5) Rolla teacher Cindy Dosch in the middle of her final class at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. She taught at the school for three decades. (Photo by John Rosinski) Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog Teacher bids farewell after 30 years at the head of the class By John Rosinski Of The Star For any teacher who has devoted the bulk of their life to his or her students, de- ciding when it's time to teach that final class isn't as easy as correcting a true and false test. Long-time Rolla elementary instructor Cindy Dosch was faced with that question this year. For the last 30 years, Dosch knew that come August, she would be assigned a classroom full of students that would be hers to guide for the next nine months. "It's sad to see her go. She has made a positive impacton a Iotof kids and made a real difference in their lives," Kevin Baumgarn, Rolla superintdent, on the career of Cindy Dosch After giving it considerable thought, Dosch decided there would not be a 31st class. Rrlla's final day of school was last Thursday, and for Dosch, it really was the last day. "It's hard to sum it all up" Dosch said. "The best part is in the fall when you see the kids come in each year excited for the year to start." Dosch said her decision to retire came down to her family. Her husband, A1, was a teacher for the Turtle Mountain Commu- nity High School for several years before retiring last year. He spent the bulk of the last year in Fargo with his four grandchil- dren, ages 1-6. Cindy said A1 didn't have any regrets, and the chance to be a full-time grandma tugged at her heartstrings. Teacher (Continued on Page 11) ROLLA IMPLEM NT 1201 Main Ave 477-3116 /M 1 PartsC00t0000 AUTO PARTS I Great deals on Husqvarna Zero-Turn ;owers! HUGE SELECTION of Push and Riding Mowers also in stock/ Great prices on all Trimmers and Chainsaws!