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June 7, 2021 The Star Page 5 speech and religious liberty, unless they were enshrined in the Constitu- tion. Madison and other heavy- weights, including Alexander Hamilton and James Wilson, op- posed the idea and argued that a Bill of Rights that enumerated some rights would imply that those not enumerated did not exist. The prospect of an unintentional omission would be dangerous, since it might imply governmental authority that was not conferred by the Constitu- tion. Advocates of a Bill of Rights pointed out that this specific problem already existed in the draft of the Constitution, which protected liberty from religious tests and bills of at- tainder, among others, but not the great, magisterial rights such as speech, religion, trial by jury and due process of law. Madison and others recognized the weakness of their position and proposed to remedy it with the addi- tion of a Bill of Rights, after the Con- stitution was ratified by the sovereign people. In his marvelous speech on June 8, Madison intro- duced the Ninth Amendment to pro- tect against the very concern that he had expressed in the Convention. Thus, the language, “other rights re- tained by the people,” made it clear that the people enjoyed rights not maybe discuss it again this fall when school Starts again.” In other policing news, Gustafson noted the county jail is averaging 30 inmates a day while still operating as a 90-day facility. The jail has also started receiving inmates from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is critical for the county. The county and BIA have a contract in which the county gets paid to house BIA inmates. Gustafson concluded by saying jail administrator Dan Kraft has been doing a good job since starting last month. “I love the way it’s going with Dan,” Gustafson said. The commission also listened to a report regarding a wind tower farm located in the northeast comer of the county. Officials from Excel Energy re— ported to the commission of plans to "reipower‘the: existing" facility. The current” wind "farm conSists of 75 wind turbines. New technology would extend the project’s life for decades, reduce en— ergy costs for customers, create jobs cause that had some moisture in when they planted but this year as a whole is creating a lot of stress.” Miller explained the biggest is- sues are two fold. Either some crops are simply failing to even germinate or some that did were clipped about two weeks ago when temperatures fell below freezing. “It’s been one small step forward followed by two bigger steps back,” Miller noted. “Some of the hay crop will be nonexistent and for the live- stock, there’s simply very little grass to eat.” Despite the unusuallyvdry condi- tions, Miller said it did not alter farm- ers normal seeding rotations. “Most everyone stuck with their typical rotation, which consisted of wheat, peas, canola and soybeans. A few seeded more peas because they can handled the cold weather we had Mystery (Continued from Page 4) enumerated. And, whatever else 1t might mean it is clear that the Bill of Rights was not exhaustive of the rights enjoyed by the people. While we cannot be certain what rights Madison had in mind, he pref- aced his introduction of the Bill of Rights by stating the need to [secure “the great rights of mankind.” Madi- son’s approach was creative. Indeed, no precedent for it existed. He may have included freedom of speech in that category, for he did not list it as an enumerated right. A friendly amendment to his motion, by his fel- low Virginian, George Mason, con- verted free speech to an enumerated right. Madison, moreover, may have had in mind protection for “natural rights,” which he believed preexisted government and were separate from those that were derived from the Constitution. Also, he probably had in mind the concept of “positive rights,” those practices and activities that were familiar to Americans but ' Commission (Continued from Page 1) and increase the amount of renew- able energy generated with the latest technology. ' Construction on the re-powering project isn’t expected to start until 2024. In addition to communicating with the commission, officialsfrom Xcel Energy are making similar pre— sentations to landowners who will be affected. Of all the changes made the most noticeable might be currently seen by anyone looking towards that corner of the county in the nighttime hours. Currently a flashiofredjcanbe seen for miles indicating the center of .the tower. Officials plan on installing an aircraft detection lighting system which would in turn, only turn the lights on when an aircraft is within a certain radius of the farm. Drought (Continued from Page 1) early but otherwise , not much changed.” _ The news, however, hasn’t been all bad for area growers. Those who still had grain to sell did enjoy a modest increase in prices compared to years past. As of last Wednesday, wheat was selling for $7.28 while canola was at $29.60 and flax was an even $14.00. Soybeans were down a little from over the winter months but were sill up from lows last year and were selling for $13.38. Those prices, however, are a re- flection of last year’s harvest. Miller said what is coming in the upcoming months is what’s most concerning for area farmers. He said the 30-day out- look for moisture wasn’t painting a very wet picture. .“I’ve been here since 1996 and this is the worst I’ve ever seen it, in terms of drought cenditions,” Miller not prohlbited by law, including, per- haps, the right to hunt and fish, and the right not to be taxed except by consent through one’s representa— tives, the right to refuse military serv- ice on grounds of conscience and, important to all, the right to pursue happiness. Discussion of the rights embodied in the Ninth Amendment can go on, endlessly, and it likely will. How can it be otherwise in a nation committed to limited governmental power? Adler is president of The Alturas Institute, created to advance Ameri- can Democracy through promotion of the Constitution, civic education, equal protection and gender equality. Send questions about the Consti- tution to Dr. Adler at NDWTPCol- umn@gmail.com and he will attempt to answer them in subsequent columns. This column is provided by the North Dakota Newspaper Asso- ciation and Humanities North Dakota. Lastly, commission Craig Poitra provided an update on the Rolette County Housing Authority.‘ Poitra is currently on the housing authority board and reported the group is mak- ing progress on several fronts. According to Poitra, the board is hiring an accountant as well as new staff. He said the agency obtained a Paycheck Protection, Program (PPP) loan from Turtle Mountain State Bank and will be renovating units in Dunseith. The board has also applied for a $250,000 grant which would be used tomake security improvements. Poitra said the ultimate goal of the board is to increase occupancy in the units, which is currently less than 50 percent. Poitra said the board would like to have as many as 90 percent of the units occupied. explained. “The last drought that was like this was in 1988 and that broke a lot of people. What’s going on now reminds me of that.” Growers have been running into a few other random obstacles this spring. Last year’s COVID—19 pan— demic shut down much of the coun- try. Although farmers continued to operate mostly like normal, the shut- downs across the country are being felt in Rolette County. Miller said parts to repair broken machinery are becoming incredibly hard to find. Some farmers have waited as long as a month to get the parts they need to simply fix what they already own. Added all up and it’s given produc- ers several reasons to worry. “I hate to sound all doom and gloom all the time but things just don’t look very promising right now,” Miller concluded. BEST Combine the internet, TV and phone services you love at the price you want with our money-saving PACs. PICK YOUR PERFECT PACs TODAY. Langdon ' 701.256.5156 1 Bottineau ' 701.228.1101 | Rolla I 701.477.1101 11th.8001 i This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 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This is a change from the 2013 recommendation that re- ferred to patients ages 55 to 80 with 30-year pack histories. A 20-pack year history is the equivalent of smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years. , In 2020, lung cancer killed more than 135,000 Americans making it the deadliest of all possible cancers. In fact, more people die of lung can- cer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer also occurs predom— inantly in older adults. About two out of every three people diagnosed with The Rolette Public School has an- nounced its fourth quarter honor roll for school year 2020—21. Seniors: A honor roll: Brenna Bqucher*. B honor roll: Samantha Brien, Kirklan Grenier, and Kaitlyn Haggerty. Juniors: A‘ honor roll: JodeeTri- tel*, Sierra Heinz* , Hannah Strong* , and Eva Tastad. B honor roll: Kaylee Schell, Kjersten Sebelius, and Tyrel Yoder. Sophomores: A honor roll: Abi- gail Lewis, Mitchell Wibe, and Katie Yoder. B honor roll: Elijah LaFrom- boise, Justine Leonard, Braydon Ortiz, and Kyle Schell. Freshmen: A honor roll: Morgan Casavant*, Edwin Hein*, Martinus Hein*, Hailey Peltier, Nate Tastad*, and Troy Thompson*. B honor roll: By Jim Miller lung cancer are 65 or older. You’ll also be happy to know that most health insurance plans cover lung cancer screenings to high-risk patients, as does Medicare up to age 77." Screening Pros and Cons Doctors use a low-dose computed tomography scan (also called a low- dose CT scan, or LDCT) of the lungs to look for lung cancer. If lung cancer is detected at an early stage, it’s more likely- to be cured with treatment. But a LDCT isn’t recommended for every high—risk patient. LDCT scans have a high rate of false positives, which means that many will undergo, additional (and unnecessary) screening or medical procedures, such as another scan three, six, or even 12 months later to check for changes in the shape or size of the suspicious area (an indi— cation of tumor growth). For some patients, the anxiety or worry that Karesse Heinz and Elizabeth Smith. Eighth grade: A honor roll: Ivy Graber* , Alexandra Kraft, Brett Tas— tad, and Brooke Wibe. B honor roll: Stokley Jeanotte, Kindred Kaufman, Mason Ortiz, and Addison Strong. goes along with waiting can be a real issue. Or you may need a biopsy (re- moval of a small amount of lung tis— sue), which has risks, especially for those with underlying health condi- tions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema. For example, in people with emphy- sema, there’s a chance of a lung col- lapsing during the procedure. If you meet the US. Preventive ServicesTask Force criteria for high- risk lung cancer, the University of Michigan offers a free online tool (see ShouldIScreen.com) to help you decide if you should get an LDCT. It’s also important to discuss the ben- efits and risks with your primary care doctor before making a decision. Tips for Testing If you and your doctor determine that you should be screened, look for an imaging facility whose staff fol- lows American College of Radiology requirements when performing low— dose CT scans. You can find accred- ited facilities at ACRaccreditation.org. This can help to ensure an accu— rate read of your scans by a highly trained, board—certified or board—eli- gible radiologist. You may need a referral from your primary care provider. Most in- surance companies, including Medicare require this before they’ll cover the cost of screening. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.0. Box 5443, Nor- man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe- nior.0rg. 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