Park to host Veterans benefit near Garrison
GARRISON - Sportsmen's Centennial Park will be the host site for what is being billed as the "Premier Party on the Prairie." The days are this Friday and Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for North Dakota service veterans. During last year's inaugural event $5,000 was donated to North Dakota veterans.
The two-day event begins at noon Friday with various displays and vendor booths opening to the public. Music will begin at 5 p.m. with the first of three bands taking the stage. Saturday's schedule will feature an aerial display by the Dakota Territory Air Museum, an honor guard and check presentation. Bands will begin playing at 5:30.
Cost for the event is $40 in advance or $50 at the gate, which includes camping on a first-come, first-served basis. Single day passes are $25 Friday and $35 Saturday. All veterans will be admitted free.
NDCP at Minot State receives federal grant
The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities on Minot State University's campus recently received a three-year $533,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This grant will assist the North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol program in continuing efforts to combat Medicare fraud.
"NDCPD was awarded $177,927 for the first year (June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013) of the new three-year grant project period and is slated to receive a similar funding level for the second and third years of the project, which amounts to over $533,000," said Linda Madsen, N.D. SMP project director, in a press release. "This funding will help us continue to educate Medicare beneficiaries in North Dakota on health care fraud and scams targeting our citizens."
N.D. SMP is one of 54 SMP projects across the nation that educate Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and professionals on how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, waste and abuse. SMP programs receive funding from the Administration on Aging, which is part of the Administration for Community Living, and work in close partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the HHS Office of Inspector General.
Minot Fire department tests hydrants
The Minot Fire Department will be testing hydrants in southeast and northeast Minot today.
The northeast location is north of 34th Avenue and east of Broadway. The southeast location is south of 31st Avenue and east of Second Street. Residents in those areas may want to avoid washing clothes today due to the potential for discolored water.