Thursday, August 1, 2013

Volume 98; Number 5

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Todd Board shocked by funding needs
By Rin Porter At the county board work session on July 23, commissioners heard Part II of an extensive report by County Engineer Loren Fellbaum about the state of the county’s roads, including Fellbaum’s suggestions for how to pay for the long list of road maintenance projects that have been put off because of the county’s budget woes. Fellbaum’s presentations are part of the county’s preparation for creating the 2014 budget of all departments - work that the county does every summer in preparation for the setting of the preliminary property tax levy amount on Sept. 15, as required by Minnesota Statutes. Fellbaum laid out the condition of the county’s 40 miles of paved roads and 100 miles of gravel roads. The bottom line was, things are bad and getting worse. Virtually no maintenance has been done on these roads since 2008, when commissioners cut Public Works funding. For five of the last six years, no maintenance has been done. Fellbaum told commissioners he now needs $950,000 per year to maintain existing roads with traffic levels of 50 or more cars per day. He laid out a plan for 5year, 25-year, 30-year, and 50year management of the paved roads, and a plan for annual maintenance of gravel roads. The plan includes turning back a few miles of county roads to townships - those roads with usage by 50 or fewer cars per day. Fellbaum presented funding options to commissioners that included several sources of money: a new wheelage tax of $10 per passenger car approved by this year’s Minnesota Legislature, a new sales tax of 1/2 percent also approved by this year’s Legislature, dedication of part of the county’s property tax to road and bridge projects, and dedication of part or all of each year’s County Program Aid (CPA) to road maintenance. Taken together, these sources of revenue would provide $950,000 if they stay at current levels. Another option proposed by Fellbaum was a county bond sale for roads of $4 milliion for 10 years at 4% interest. This would require the county to pay $490,000 annually in bond repayment, thus raising the county’s indebtedness. This option, while it would be the simplest way to raise the needed funds right away, would be difficult for the county in the next ten years if the economy took another downturn. Fellbaum did not recommend the bonding option as best for the county. He recommended the combination of four revenue sources outlined above: the wheelage tax, county sales tax, part of the property tax, and CPA. He recommended phasing in a road maintenance plan over a four-year period while using the revenue sources carefully. He said, “We’re asking for guidance from the board. Which of these programs and options does the board feel are important? Which gravel road program? Which bituminous maintenance program?” Fellbaum’s presentations are available on line at the county’s website, www.co.todd.mn.us. Commissioners seemed stunned into silence by the magnitude of the money needed to fix the roads. But they realize it was the board’s funding decisions in previous years that led to the roads being in such poor condition today. And Fellbaum’s presentation was just the beginning of the money problems the board faced Continued on page 12.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in fatal accident
At 4:48 am, July 23, the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident in a field in rural Staples Township. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Dale Czechowicz, Motley, rolled in a hay field. A passenger, Mark J. Michel, rural Browerville, was ejected and died as a result of his injuries. Michel was not wearing a seat belt. Czechowicz and two other passengers, Theresa A. Goltz, Marshall, and Brianne K. Hove, Staples, sustained minor injuries. Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the accident.

Dale Czechowicz, Motley, was the driver of the 2005 Chevrolet pickup.

2013 Relay for Life
Right: One of the hundreds of bags that lined the Long Prairie/Grey Eagle track during the 2013 Relay for Life held on July 26th. Additional photos on page 12.

Color Guard opens Legion Baseball Tournament
Geraets, a 1971 graduate of Browerville High School, served in Viet Nam from 1973-1977 and from 1986-2004 in the National Guard; Dave Frogat, a 1967 graduate of Clarissa High School, served from 1969-1972. He served in Viet Nam from 1969-1972; Cliff Sadlo, a 1964 graduate of Staples High School, served in the military from 1965-2006. He served in the Viet Nam conflict, the Gulf War, Desert Strom and Iraq; George Hager, a 1965 graduate of Browerville High School, served in Viet Nam. His military service was from 1966-1968; and Tom Steinmetz, a 1964 graduate of Browerville High School served from 1965-1967. He served in Viet Nam. Other color guard members participating in the tournament were: Andy Hudalla, 1964 graduate of Browerville High School, serving in Viet Nam 1965-1967; Walt Lucas, 1967 graduate of Browerville High School, served in Viet Nam from 1968-1969; Gene Continued on page 12.

Area Veterans participated in the opening ceremonies of the Legion Baseball Tournament that was held in Browerville on July 25th - 27th. Inset above: Dennis Steinmetz throws the first pitch to

open the games. Those pictured are: Dennis Steinmetz, a 1951 graduate of Browerville High School, served in the U.S. Air Force from 19511955 serving in Germany and Saudi Arabia; Bob

WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT
Tue. July 30 T-Storms 80°/61° Wed. July 31 T-Storms 77°/53° Thur. Aug. 1 Partly Cloudy 78°/54° Fri. Aug. 2 Mostly Sunny 76°/51° Sat. Aug. 3 Mostly Cloudy 75°/51° Sun. Aug. 4 Partly Cloudy 76°/57°

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PEOPLE PAGE
Lacey Crider and David Long, Clarissa, girl, Leah Marie, 8 lbs 3 oz, July 20, 2013 Erin and Josh Holbrook, Baxter, girl, Amelia Margaret, 6 lbs 12 oz, July 21, 2013 Leslie Sandy-Rinde and Justin Rinde, Browerville, boy Henry Llewellyn, 7 lbs 8 oz, July 21, 2013 Renae and Nathan Roth, Verndale, girl, Natalie Joelle, 7 lbs 11 oz, July 22, 2013 Alexandria Donath, Verndale, boy, Jeffrey Robert, 5 lbs 9 oz, July 22, 2013 Tessa and Scott Hall, Brainerd, girl, Maren Jean, 8 lbs 6 oz, July 22, 2013 Megan and Edward Dolezal, Bertha, girl, Claire Anne, 8 lbs 9 oz, July 23, 2013 Kara DeVriendt and Shawnn Beseth, Pine River, girl, Elsa Junie, 8 lbs 6 oz, July 24, 2013 Karissa and Ryan Mulder, Baxter, boy, Jack Ryan, 8 lbs 4 oz, July 25, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Obituary

Homemade Ice Cream Social Clotho United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 4th 12 noon - on
album. The Music in the Park Concerts are held in the Northern Pacific Park on Sunday evenings at 7 PM. For more information on the Music in the Park series check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org

Duncan-Rademacher Engagement
Joseph and Nancy Duncan, Browerville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Jo to Nicholas John, son of John and Rose Rademacher, Greenwald. Alyssa is a 2006 graduate of Browerville High School and a 2011 graduate of St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She is currently working as a registered nurse for Knute Nelson Home Care. Nicholas, a 2005 graduate of Melrose Area High School and a 2008 graduate of St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He is currently employed at Prairie Lakes Co-op in Glenwood working as a grain grader. A September 14th wedding is planned.

Mark Jordan Michel Jr. Mark Jordan Michel Jr., 23, Staples, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 2013, at Staples Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with Pastor Bob Hepokski officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Moran Township. Mark was a kind hearted, hardworking handsome young man. He loved life and was a friend to many. He will be dearly missed. We love you Mark! Mark’s biggest joys in life were hunting, fishing and mudding with friends and family. He would hunt, fish and go mudding in all kinds of weather. Mark was born in Redlands CA October 26, 1989 to Mark and Donna (St. John) Michel. He moved to Minnesota with his family when he was six years old. Mark was a graduate of Staples-Motley High School. While attending school, Mark was involved in track, basketball and cross-country. Mark is survived by his father and step-mother, Mark and JoMarie; brothers, Matthew and Jasen; sisters, Amy and Katherine; nephew, Matthew Jr.; grandparents, Betty Michel, California, Larry and Sharron St. John, Arizona, JoAnne (James) Slettom, Little Falls; aunts and uncles, Mary (Howard) Wierenga, Browerville, Kathy McKinster, Nevada, David Michel, California, Robert (Shannon) Michel, California, Paul (Rebecca) Michel, Utah, Fred (Julie) Slettom, Little Falls, Randy (Lucy) Slettom, Cushing, Steven (Donna) Slettom, Little Falls, Dale (Krista) Slettom, Cohasset, Sandy (Don) Lubbers, Little Falls, Rebecca (Ron) Jones, Little Falls, Marcia (Jay) Skrukrud, Spicer, Jolene (Richard) Walker, Little Falls; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna; grandparents, Leo William Michel, California and David Slettom, Little Falls. Arrangements by Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.

Looking Back
50 years ago - August 1, 1963
Shop at your Browerville Super Mart-The Browerville Gift House Stamp Store-Where Your Dollar Buys More! Home grown red potatoes 10 lb., 39¢ - 20 lb., 73¢; Family Pac Wieners, 5 lb. $1.98 Showing at the Eagle Theatre, Eagle Bend, Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley

Kruzel, Pechan, Salber and Tesch all named to Dean’s List
Megan Kruzel, Browerville, was named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2013. Megan is enrolled in the Administrative Office Management program at Alexandria Technical & Community College. Victoria Pechan, Browerville, was named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2013. Victoria is enrolled in the Liberal Arts & Sciences program at Alexandria Technical & Community College. Abraham Salber, Browerville, was named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2013. Abraham is enrolled in the Law Enforcement program at Alexandria Technical & Community College. Laura Tesch, Clarissa, was named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2013. Laura is enrolled in the Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist, and Medical Transcriptionist/Editor programs at Alexandria Technical & Community College.

Tolifson Photography Wins National Contest

25 years ago - August 4, 1988
A watering ban was in effect for the city of Browerville. There was no watering allowed except for new trees, new sod and vegetable gardens on an odd-even basis between the hours of 6 and 9 pm.

Milestones
Happy Birthday this week to: July 31: Mary Becker, Sue Gimbel, Jerry Loken, Nathan Becker; Aug. 1: john Peterson, Cheryl Tyrrell, JoAnne Buchta, Brian Oestreich, John Gmyrek, Zachary Rushmeyer; Aug. 2: Barb Brown, Tim Brown, Judy Farber, Robbie Mason, Steve Olson; Aug. 3: Tim Fisher, Jeanette Bruder, Terry Swanson, Sue Miller, Jim Tepley, Darlene Tepley, DeLores Arrigoni; Aug. 4: Mary Wetzel, Jorden Goodrich, Laisha Buhl; Aug. 5: Delrae Mensen, Ronnie Baron, Marcella Abrahamson, Lorraine Steinert, A.J. Kellen, Harold (Sonny) Freyholtz, Janine Nordstrom; Aug. 6: John Bednarz, Pamela Buermann, Jordan Salber, Jackie Marstein, Lizzie Brichacek Happy Anniversary this week to: July 31: Russel and Joyce Kopp; Aug. 1: Jim and Carol Marlow, Terry and Amy Host; Aug. 4: Roger and Jan McIntyre, Joe and Kelly Bryniarski; Aug. 5: Larry and Linda Paskewitz; Aug. 6: Dan and Lynnette Pachan, Stacy and Melanie Brose

Seth Doud to perform at Music in the Park
Seth Doud will perform at Music in the Park in Staples on Sunday, August 4, at 7 PM. Seth Doud was born and raised in Brainerd Minnesota. The 31-year-old singer songwriter says, "I sing and write songs inspired by all the music I have ever loved ... which is most of the music I've ever heard." Doud is currently writing songs for his second full-length

This image taken by Tolifson Photography of Browerville won first place in a National Tiny Tots and Big Kids Shots in the "Best Buddies" categories. In conjunction with her local Childrens Contest that was run in May, Amy Tolifson also enters all contestants in the National Tiny Tots and Big Kids Shots contest.

June B-Safe winners

Marriage Licenses
Kurtis L. Haakinson, Long Prairie, and Bobbi Jo J. Bjorstrom, Long Prairie

Supper Club Hours:
5pm to 9pm
• Tuesday - Peel & Eat Shrimp • Friday - Rib Night - 1 Lb - $5 • Fri & Sat - Prime Rib
Long Prairie winners of the $50 Prairie Bucks checks in Farmers Union Industries June B-Safe drawing - Mike Goblirsch, Dale Czechowicz, Larry Holmquist

Births
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Kristi and Brad Larsen, Staples, boy, Andrew Marvin, 7 lbs 10 oz, July 20, 2013

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HAPPENINGS
Bruce the Bug Guy at Long Prairie Library
People of all ages are invited to a program presented by Bruce the Bug Guy at the Long Prairie Public Library, Wed., Aug. 7, 2 to 3 p.m. Bruce enjoys teaching children about insects in ways that are fun and non-threatening. He has a doctorate in entomology and is a former university instructor. His library programs are very popular, and include displays of unusual and spectacular insects from around the world as well as a variety of live insects, spiders and other bugs. Registration is required. Attendance limit is 50. For more information, please visit or call the library at 320-732-2332. Long Prairie Public Library • Hours: Mon. & Thur. 1-7, Tue. 10-6, Wed. & Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-12 Singers, a Twin Cities based vocal ensemble specializing in music from the baroque and classical periods. In addition to Mr. Bogza’s work on the podium, he is also an internationally performed composer. With over 40 compositions and arrangements for orchestra and chamber ensembles, his works most recently have been featured at the 21st International New Music Festival in Kazan, Russia. His new composition, Remember, for soprano and baritone solo, chamber choir and chamber orchestra, received its world premiere in May 2013 and has been scheduled for performances in both Germany and Russia by professional and educational institutions. Currently, Mr. Bogza is working on a chamber version of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote with performances scheduled for April 2014. The Fall Concert Series will be Sergey’s debut concert conducting the Heartland Symphony Orchestra. “Americana” will take place Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and on Sunday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Concert and ticket information for HSO’s 2013-14 season will be available starting August 15, 2013 on HSO’s new website at www.heartlandsymphony.org. Contact HSO for a free season brochure with concert descriptions and repertoire at 1-800-826-1997. To participate, youth must be 12-15 years old and completed firearms safety training. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth during the orientation, education and field sessions that begin Friday, Sept. 6, and the Saturday hunt. Kurre said if the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces, participants will be selected via lottery. Applying for hunts farther from the Twin Cities increases the likelihood of being selected. The mentored youth waterfowl hunt occurs on Youth Waterfowl Day, a special day prior to the general waterfowl season than enables youth age 15 and younger to hunt waterfowl when accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Visit www.mndnr.gov/discover for an application or call the DNR Information Center at 651-2966157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 for more information.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Browerville AA and Al-Anon meet every Wednesday at 8 pm at the Todd County DAC Building (320) 533-0021 Browerville City Council meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Browerville City Hall

mentor must attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation session. Successful applicants also must meet all firearms safety requirements, purchase all appropriate licenses and follow hunting regulations. More information on these hunts is available by following the youth deer hunt link at www.mndnr.gov/discover.

Splitting Land
The process for adjusting property lines and or splitting land in Todd County is often misunderstood. What can be done legally, and the process to follow, depends on the zoning district where the land is located. For example, shore land zoned land requires a more intensive subdivision and platting process to be followed compare to Ag/Forestry Zoned land. Property line adjustments are used between adjoining and consenting landowners to solve a parcel access or property size issue. Line adjustments can be completed in AF1, AF2, R-2, and R-10 zoned land. A survey may or may not be required depending on the complexity of the line adjustment. A land split differs from a line adjustment in that it involves creation of a new land parcel that did not exist previously. Special attention must be taken when splitting or dividing land to ensure that all resulting parcels have up to 100 feet of road access and adequate size to be considered buildable for a future dwelling. The number of dwellings allowed per Government 40 varies in the different zone districts. Check with Planning and Zoning to be sure the new parcel being created will allow future dwelling construction. Staff can help trouble shoot potential future building sites to ensure they are not in wetlands and/or floodplains and that they will meet all requirements. Planning your property line adjustment or land split carefully should result in legal parcels that will meet your needs and be buildable in the future. An additional consideration is that the County Auditor must be consulted to ensure that all taxes are paid on the parcels to ensure that no tax burden is shifted to someone else. Once all the details are attend to the line adjustment or split can be recorded at the County Recorders Office. After that the adjustments are made in the county mapping program and tax assessment programs. Todd County Planning and Zoning can be reach at 320-732-4420.

Firearms Safety Training Class
Firearms safety training classes are taught by DNR certified instructors. Sign up through Browerville Community Ed for people 12 years old prior to January 1, 2014. Cost for the class is $1 plus the DNR fee of $7.50 after the class is completed. Class dates are August 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 29 from 7:00 - 9:15 pm. Range day is Sept. 5 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Class size is limited to 40. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer instructor or for more information contact Pete Bauer at 320-594-0064.

Lakewood Health System Foot Care Clinics
Lakewood Health System will host three foot care clinics on the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of August. The first clinic will be held at Lakewood’s Senior Campus (401 Prairie Ave. NE) August 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The second clinic will be held August 20 at the Scandia Valley Town Hall (3518 320th St. Cushing) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The third will be held at Lakewood’s Long Prairie office (720 Commerce Rd. Suite 2) August 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For all clinics, a nurse will be available to provide basic foot care needs including a foot examination, toenail trim and foot massage. There is a cost for each appointment. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 218894-8080.

Apply by Aug. 16 for fall special youth deer hunts
Minnesota youth have until Friday, Aug. 16, to apply for 18 mentored deer hunts this fall, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Youth ages 12-15 may apply for one of 15 special firearms youth deer hunts at selected state parks and refuges. Youth ages 12-17 may apply for three special archery youth deer hunts. Participating in a youth deer hunt does not preclude the youth from participating in the regular firearms deer season, but any deer harvested do count against the youth’s season bag limit. A limited number of either-sex permits are available for each hunt. New hunts are available at Twin Lakes Scientific and Natural Area, Blue Mounds State Park, Camden State Park and Lake Shetek State Park. A youth must apply for the hunt of his or her choice, and can be done at any DNR license agent; the DNR License Center, 500 Lafayette Road, in St. Paul; or online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. If the number of applications exceeds the number of permits, a lottery will be conducted. Youth may only apply for one archery hunt and one firearms hunt. An adult parent or guardian must accompany the youth at all times while hunting but only the youth may hunt. Youth and their

Eagle Bend Library
The Eagle Bend Public Library is offering the following programs. Soil Rocks! Can You Dig It? – August 5, for children ages 3 to 12, Monday, Aug. 5, 1 to 2 p.m. Staff from St. John’s Arboretum will present information about what goes on underground through games, stories and hands-on activities. Registration is required. Battle of the Books – August 7, ages 8 to 12 are invited to take part in Battle of the Books at the Eagle Valley School on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 to 11 a.m. Children will answer questions from seven books chosen by library staff. Children do not have to read all the books. They will be grouped with other children to make a team. Attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. Bo Bo the Fishing Clown – August 10. Bo Bo will entertain at the Eagle Bend Public Library with a performance on Saturday, Aug. 10, 9:15 to 10: a.m. Bo Bo will perform tricks and teach children how to tie balloon animals. His show is intended for young children and families. For more information, contact the Eagle Bend library at 218-7384590. Eagle Bend Library Hours: Mon. & Tue.10-5, Thur. 4-7, Sat. 9-12

Applications for mentored waterfowl hunt due Aug. 12
Youth who want to experience waterfowl hunting for the first time can apply to be one of 65 participants in this year’s mentored youth waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Sept. 7. Application deadline is Monday, Aug. 12. The hunts will be conducted at Hamden Slough near Detroit Lakes, the Morris Wildlife Production Area near Morris and on private lands in the Prior Lake, Windom and the Fergus Falls areas. The hunts are coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. Partners provide mentors and areas to hunt.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra welcomes new conductor
Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces its new Conductor and Music Director, Sergey Bogza. Mr. Bogza is a native of Taganrog Russia and has been living in the United States since 1995. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Portland State University, a Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Central Washington University, and he is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree at University of Minnesota. Mr. Bogza is in his second year as Music Director of Hyperion

Peggy’s Potpourri
Of what country is the shamrock the national emblem? Ireland Who was the first U.S. president to die in office? William Henry Harrison What country’s flag is known as the Union Jack? Britain’s How many states border Lake Michigan? Four In which state is Devil’s Tower? Wyoming In what state was Abraham Lincoln born? Kentucky What is the present day name of Israel’s City of David? Jerusalem For how many years is a U.S. senator elected? Six What Italian became famous for his travels to China? Marco Polo What is the only Great Lake that does not border on Canada? Lake Michigan What early civilization gave us the calendar? Egypt What European country is 38% below sea level? The Netherlands In what city were the Hanging Gardens that were one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Babylon The Sorbonne is a famous university in what country? France “You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.”...Charles Kuralt

Chicken Dumpling Casserole
4 1 2 1 1 c. shredded chicken stick butter c. milk can herbed cream of chicken soup t. black pepper & salt, as desired 2 c. chicken broth 2 cups Bisquick™ 3 chicken bouillon cubes 1/2 t. dried sage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer 1 - In 9x13 or larger casserole dish, melt 1 stick of butter. Spread shredded chicken over butter. Sprinkle black pepper and dried sage over this layer. Note: If you want to serve this as a pot pie, add a layer of vegetables now. Layer 2 - In small bowl, mix milk and Bisquick. Slowly pour over chicken. Layer 3 - In medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of chicken broth, chicken bouillon and soup. Once blended, slowly pour over the Bisquick layer. Bake time varies by oven and the size pan you decide to use, therefore, bake until the top is golden brown- approx. 50-60 minutes.

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OPINIONS
Hello all.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

On the lake without a paddle
Since the flood this spring destroyed our dock, it has not been convenient to launch the boat to go fishing. On some of these pleasant summer evenings, when we had a few free minutes, my wife and I often thought about launching the boat for just a quick trip up and down the lake. I had two batteries charged, but dragging it down the hill, getting our gear together, launching, fishing, and repeating the process in reverse usually seemed like too much bother after a long day’s work. Saturday evening, my son, Damon, called and said he wanted to take the grandsons fishing. My wife and I had plans to go out to eat, but I told him to go ahead and explained where the main battery and the emergency backup were located. I would join them when we got home if they were still at it. My wife and I enjoyed a good meal in town and returned to a beautiful evening at the lake. The temperature was in the low By Walter Scott seventies and the air was perfectly calm. I was thinking about resting on the porch when I heard voices off in the distance. The evening was so quiet, we could hear people talking in normal voices out on the lake. I yelled a greeting and asked how the fishing was going. They were catching a few, but wondered if I had another battery. We had a few problems with our extended conversation because of the distance between us. We could hear each other well enough, but the time lag between the spoken word and reaching the listener is fraught with problems, especially if one of the kids is yelling “SOS”on his end or my wife is telling me to rescue them on my end. It did not take long to figure out, they were stranded on the lake. There are times the lake is like a sheet of glass. Not a whisper of a breeze was blowing. They had loaded up the gear, grabbed both batteries, shoved off from shore, and that is where they were. There was an oar right beside the fishing equipment, but who would need an oar when they have two batteries. Damon hooked up the first battery causing the motor to make a few feeble turns and quit. Not to worry. He had the emergency backup battery. It did not even give it a turn. They had two choices: swim for shore or wait until Grandpa and Nanna got home. They decided to fish until we got home and hope we did not go to Kansas City for dinner. I pulled the battery out of the lawnmower and headed down the hill. It’s not one of those things a person tells their wife, especially if it’s her lawnmower, but a person can’t fish and mow at the same time. The same battery can be used for both functions. Stopping by the cabin, I grabbed my fishing gear just in case. At the shore nearest the stranded boat, I could tell there was no real emergency. The boys were fishing away and though Damon was not in the part of the lake he wanted to be, he caught a couple nice ones. He put a heavy lure on his line and cast toward me. They had drifted just to the limit of his cast, but the lure fell close enough I could reach it with only getting one shoe and sock wet. I pulled them in, passed off the battery, and they were off. They fished for quite a while longer and caught several good fish. I fished off the jetty for a little bit and went back to the house to enjoy the evening with my wife on the porch. With one wet foot, it’s better to rest quietly on the porch than be out on the lake without a paddle.

Letter from the Country
Over the years I have been called numerous things, but not all of them have been very flattering. Lately I have been being called, “crazy”, “stupid’, “adventurous”, and others. I have also gotten a lot of “Why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good air plane?”. My answer? “Because it blocks the view.” If you can’t tell by the photo included in this letter and my comments, yes, I am planning on jumping out of a “perfectly good airplane’, soon. Let me back up a little. Several years ago Jordan and I began discussing trying a sky dive. She maintained that she would really like to try it one day. I have been a bit apprehensive about her actually jumping out when it comes down to it, but she was very assertive that she would absolutely do so. For the past couple of years I have thought nothing more of it, until one day a week or so ago when she contacted me and asked, “Daddy, can we do this sky dive thing soon?” I was a bit surprised to say the least, and contacted her to see if she was serious. She is totally serious, and very excited. After researching it for a few days, I booked a jump for the two of us with Westside Skydiving in Winsted, MN. We jump on the afternoon of August 2nd, from 14,000 feet. Being neither of us have ever jumped before, we have to do a tandem jump. That’s when you have an instructor on your back. They tell you when to jump, when to pull the chute, and how to steer the chute on your decent. They also take over if you “freeze” and are not able to pull the chute on your own. Our jump will provide us with about 60 seconds of free fall, followed by 5-6 minutes under the chute before hopefully having a soft landing back at the Winsted Air Port. I will be having video done of our jump, so hopefully I will have a photo or two I can share with you all next week. Of course, if no one gets a paper next week, it means our jump did not go as planned.... Wish me luck. I will write again later. Aaron. Greetings from Stacey-I am back from a fantastic vacation! My husband and I along with two of our children and a niece and nephew went to South Dakota Badlands National Park, Custer State Park and the Black Hills. It was beautiful weather and fantastic scenery. We were serenaded the entire trip by our son Hunter and our nephew Josh. I’m not saying it was always pleasant on the ears but it was definitely entertaining. We spent five days visiting the Badlands, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills and area attractions. We took a short drive into Wyoming to say we had been there as well. Emma had been looking forward to Reptile Gardens so that was a stop we made. I like reptiles and really enjoyed the shows as well. Emma and I got to pet a boa constrictor and a two year old alligator. Bear Country was a favorite of my husband. The cubs were a hit for everyone. They were climbing and chasing each other around. They were very cute to watch. Hunter and Josh enjoyed climbing and exploring wherever we went. Our niece Shyanne and Emma did too but were not nearly as daring in their climbing. I loved the scenery. It was magnificent! The badlands were amazing. Photos can not capture their beauty and size. We saw big horned sheep, mountain goats, antelope, mule deer, white tailed deer, prairie dogs, wild burros and lots of buffalo (bison). In Custer State Park we encountered herds of buffalo along the road and on it as well. I LOVE buffalo and took many photos of the giants. My husband is not nearly as “adventurous” as I am and stayed in the vehicle telling me I was crazy while I paraded around after the beasts. It is an impressive sight to see hundreds of grazing buffalo right at your fingertips. On our way home we stopped in Sioux Falls, SD to go to the zoo. Emma got to ride a camel and she informed us she thinks it was a little smoother than riding an elephant (which she just rode last month). In five short days we made many lasting memories. I enjoyed the trip very much and am already planning my next adventure. Oh how I love to travel! Stacey

BHS Class of 1993 holds reunion

The Browerville High School Class of 1993 celebrated their 20th year class reunion July 19-21. Events included a meet and greet at the Browerville Bar, a golf tournament & dinner at the Double Eagle Golf Course, attending the Heartbeat Reunion Street Dance, and a retirement party for Sandy Schorn at the Clarissa Ballroom. We would like to thank the Double Eagle Golf Course & the Browervillle Bar for helping to make our reunion special. BHS Classmates & guests: Back Row: Heather Hemming, Josh Hemming, Anne (Iten) Wegscheider, Jason Massman, Bev (Benning) Fletcher, Mason Stender, Penny Stender, Stacy Berg, Joe Iten, Dave Voller, Ann (Martinek) Voller, Chad Ostrowski, Xanthe Ostrowski,Tina (Menson) Crandall, Jody Hager, Dave Crandall, Lori (Kuhnau) Ford, Jessie Brown, Ken Hager, Jason Brown, Lisa (Severson) Gilbertson, Karla Smeija Front Row: Brian Tjaden, Jennifer (Carlson) Tjaden, Todd Sykora, Stacy Sykora

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LEGAL NOTICES
East line of the SE1/4 SW1/4 a distance of 215 feet to the place of beginning. Be the same more or less but subject to all legal highways. REGISTERED PROPERTY: No TAX PARCEL NO.: 360000800 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 922 2nd Avenue Northeast Long Prairie, MN 56347 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $161,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $159,918.73 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 03/19/2014 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: July 17, 2013 BMO Harris Bank N.A., as successor to M & I Bank FSB Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: BMO Harris Bank N.A., as successor to M & I Bank FSB Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 209-7599 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16327-130036
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 08/21/2007 MORTGAGOR(S): James Ostendorf and Patty Ostendorf, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: M & I Bank FSB Transaction Agent: N/A Transaction Agent Mortgage ID No: n/a Lender or Broker: M & I Bank FSB Servicer: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Mortgage Originator: M & I Bank FSB DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 28, 2007,Todd County Recorder, Document No. 451167. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 SW1/4) of Section Sixteen (16), Township One Hundred Twentynine (129), Range Thirty-three (33) West of the 5th P.M., being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: To find the point of beginning, commence at the Southeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of South line of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4SW1/4) ; thence on a record bearing of South 89 degrees 33 minutes West and along the South line of said Southeast Quarter Southwest Quarter (SE1/4SW1/4), a distance of 874.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence from the point of beginning and continuing along the South line of said Southeast Quarter Southwest Quarter (SE1/4SW1/4) bearing South 89 degrees 33 minutes West 137.88 feet; thence leaving said South line bearing North 00 degrees 16 minutes 03 seconds West, 227.00 feet thence North 89 degrees 33 minutes East 137.88 feet; thence South 00 degrees 16 minutes 03 seconds East 227.00 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to the existing easement for Trunk Highway No. 27 over and across the South 2 rods thereof and other lands, containing 40 acres more or less. Excepting: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the SE1/4 SW1/4 of Section 16, Township 129 North, Range 33 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian; thence running North on the Quarter line 80 rods, thence West on the One-eighth line 69 rods to the Fair Grounds; thence South on the East side of the Fair Grounds 18 rods; thence West 4 rods; thence South a distance of 160 feet to the place of beginning; thence East parallel with the South line of the SE1/4 SW1/4 a distance of 245 feet; thence South parallel with the East line of the SE1/4 SW1/4 a distance of 215 feet; thence West parallel with the South line of the SE1/4 SW1/4 a distance of 245 feet; thence North parallel with the

13-092076 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 4, 2004 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $57,682.68 MORTGAGOR(S): Richard A. Rollins, Jean Rollins, both single MORTGAGEE: CitiFinancial Services, Inc. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: CitiFinancial Services, Inc. SERVICER: OneMain Financial, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed March 9, 2004, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 424624 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A part of Lot 8, being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 8; thence on an assumed bearing of North 17 deg. 27 min. East and along the East line of Lot 8, a distance of 18.0 feet; thence North 73 deg. 21 min. West 142.01 feet, to a point on the West line of Lot 8, said point being 16.0 feet Northeasterly of the Southwest corner of said Lot 8; thence South 17 deg. 27 min. West along the West line of said Lot 8, a distance of 16.0 feet; thence South 72 deg. 33 min. East and along the South line of said Lot 8, a distance of 142.0 feet to the point of beginning and all of Lots 9, 10, and 11, Block 2, in the Townsite of Round Prairie PROPERTY ADDRESS: 18859 Elderberry Dr, Long Prairie, MN 56347 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 21-0041500 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $57,817.87 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:

DATE AND TIME OF SALE: September 5, 2013, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2014. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: July 16, 2013 CitiFinancial Services, Inc. Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR
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13-091761 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 23, 2004 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $91,718.67 MORTGAGOR(S): Jerome D. Stone and Peggy J. Stone, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR

STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. SERVICER: HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed February 27, 2004, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 424472 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 2, O'Dell's Second Addition to the City of Clarissa PROPERTY ADDRESS: 209 Ann Ave W, Clarissa, MN 56440 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 32-0025300 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE :$58,208.62 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: September 5, 2013, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 12 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2014. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: July 11, 2013 Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Patricia L. Assmann - 0388455

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on February 24, 2014. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 25, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Patricia L. Assmann - 0388455 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR.ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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13-091695 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 13, 2011 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $68,877.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Benjamin G. Heldt, a single man MORTGAGEE: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed December 14, 2011, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 476484 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The South Ninety-eight (98) feet of Lot Ten (10) in Block One (1) of Bassett's Second Addition to the Village of Browerville, Minnesota. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1011 Creamery Ave N, Browerville, MN 56438 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 30-0036200 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $69,411.65 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 22, 2013, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on

13-091326 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 30, 2011 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE:

$105,262.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Natasha P. Wenzel, a single person and Mitchell A. Schumann, a single person MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed July 5, 2011, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 474197 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The North 420 feet of the East 259 feet of the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Section 31, Township 130, Range 32 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 27967 County 29, Long Prairie, MN 56347 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 16-0029901 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $106,336.83 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 15, 2013, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2014. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 14, 2013 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559

Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Patricia L. Assmann 0388455 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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13-091368 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 6, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $60,900.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Steve Wilkins and Lisa Wilkins, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100403200220368002 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: State Farm Bank, F.S.B. SERVICER: Cenlar FSB DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed July 9, 2007, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 450074 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: State Farm Bank, F.S.B.LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots Sixteen (16) and Seventeen (17), Block Eleven (11), Shellabarger's First Addition to Staples Mill. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 312 3Rd Street Sw, Staples, MN 56479 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 38-0036800 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $59,124.36 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the

debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 22, 2013, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on February 24, 2014. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 24, 2013 State Farm Bank, F.S.B. Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Stephanie O. Nelson 0388918 Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Patricia L. Assmann - 0388455 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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TODD COUNTY AUGUST 08, 2013 LAND AUCTION LIST OF TAX FORFEITED LANDS
State of Minnesota County of Todd Karen Busch County Auditor/Treasurer Notice is Hereby Given, That Todd County will sell to the highest bidders, the following described parcels of land which have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes. Said parcels of land have been classified and appraised as provided by law. The land auction will be held in the County Board Room in the Historic Courthouse in the City of Long Prairie, Todd County, Minnesota, commencing at 10:00 o’clock A.M., on the 8th day of August 2013. Said land auction shall be governed, as to terms, by the resolution of the Todd County Board. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parcel Legal Description Address S. Asmt Bldgs Price of Timber Total Purchase Number Exist** Property Value Price of Parcel SYLVAN SHORES DEVELOPMENT PARCELS Township of Fawn Lake (Twp 132, Rng 32) 08-0045700 Lot 4 of Block 3 in Sylvan Shores No. 1 Pilgrim Drive no no 1,800.00 1,800.00 08-0060100 Lot 33 of Block 10 in Sylvan Shores No. 1 Penny Drive no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0082300 Lot 29 of Block 5 in Fawn Lake Meadows County Road 17 no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0090400 Lot 57 of Block 7 in Fawn Lake Meadows Porcupine Court no no 1,000.00 1,000.00 08-0095900 Lot 112 of Block 7 in Fawn Lake Meadows Pace Ct no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 08-0097200 Lot 8 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows between County 17 & Portage Circle no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 08-0097800 Lot 14 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows Portage Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0099700 Lot 33 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows Portage Loop no no 1,800.00 1,800.00 08-0099800 Lot 34 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows Portage Loop no no 1,600.00 1,600.00 08-0099900 Lot 35 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows Portage Loop no no 1,700.00 1,700.00 08-0100100 Lot 37 of Block 8 in Fawn Lake Meadows Portage Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0111400 Lot 50 of Block 12 in Fawn Lake Meadows Poplar Lane & Plum Drive no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0111500 Lot 51 of Block 12 in Fawn Lake Meadows Poplar Lane no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0114200 Lot 78 of Block 12 in Fawn Lake Meadows Poplar Ln no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 08-0116800 Lot 12 of Block 13 in Fawn Lake Meadows Pacer Drive no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 08-0119400 Lot 38 of Block 13 in Fawn Lake Meadows Plum Drive no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 08-0121700 Lot 12 of Block 1 in Pine Island Heights Parker Drive no no 1,700.00 1,700.00 08-0121800 Lot 13 of Block 1 in Pine Island Heights Parker Drive no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0132200 Lot 10 of Block 4 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Drive no no 2,100.00 2,100.00 08-0132300 Lot 11 of Block 4 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Dr no no 2,300.00 2,300.00 08-0132800 Lot 16 of Block 4 in Pine Island Heights Pandora Drive no no 2,250.00 2,250.00 08-0133900 Lot 27 of Block 4 in Pine Island Heights Paddock Drive no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 08-0138300 & 19-0089400 Lot 2 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights 285th Avenue no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 08-0138400 & 19-0089500 Lot 3 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights 285th Avenue no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 08-0141300 Lot 32 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Overland Drive no no 2,250.00 2,250.00 08-0143600 Lot 55 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0143700 Lot 56 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0143800 Lot 57 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0145400 Lot 73 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Loop no no 1,800.00 1,800.00 08-0145700 Lot 76 of Block 6 in Pine Island Heights Pacer Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 08-0154500 Lot 5 of Block 9 in Pine Island Heights Pine Island Point Drive no no 2,500.00 2,500.00 08-0159300 Lot 5 of Block 11 in Pine Island Heights Pine Island Point Trl lakeshore - 94 ft along Pine Island Lake no no 46,500.00 46,500.00 08-0163400 Lot 52 of Block 8 in Sylvan Shores South Ottawa Dr lakeshore - 88 ft along Turtle Lake no no 16,800.00 16,800.00 08-0165400 Lot 6 of Block 10 in Sylvan Shores South Ottawa Dr no no 1,100.00 1,100.00 08-0167000 Lot 1 of Block 11 in Sylvan Shores South Ottawa Dr no no 2,100.00 2,100.00 08-0167100 Lot 2 of Block 11 in Sylvan Shores South Ottawa Dr no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 08-4002700 Lot 9 of Block 9 in Pine Island Heights Pine Island Point Dr lakeshore - 106.5 ft along Pine Island Lake no no 4,100.00 4,100.00 08-4003000 Lot 12 of Block 9 in Pine Island Heights Pine Island Point Dr lakeshore - 122 ft along Pine Island Lake no no 4,100.00 4,100.00 08-4003100 Lot 38 of Block 10 in Sylvan Shores No. 1 Penny Dr no no 4,800.00 4,800.00 Township of Moran (Twp 132, Rng 33) 19-0035400 Lot 2 of Block 1 in Sylvan Shores Villa 281st Avenue no no 1,350.00 1,350.00 19-0035500 Lot 3 of Block 1 in Sylvan Shores Villa 281st Avenue no no 1,350.00 1,350.00 19-0037000 Lot 3 of Block 2 in Sylvan Shores Villa 281st Avenue no no 1,350.00 1,350.00 19-0037200 Lot 5 of Block 2 in Sylvan Shores Villa 281st Avenue no no 1,350.00 1,350.00 19-0039900 Lots 1 & 2 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores Villa39837 Oak Dr no no 4,800.00 4,800.00 19-0046500 Lot 32 of Block 5 in Sylvan Shores Villa Oak Drive no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 19-0050000 Lot 8 of Block 6 in Sylvan Shores Villa Oak Drive no no 1,350.00 1,350.00 19-0050200 Lot 10 of Block 6 in Sylvan Shores Villa Oak Drive no no 2,150.00 2,150.00 19-0051100 Lot 19 of Block 6 in Sylvan Shores Villa 39724 Oak Dr yes no 24,700.00 24,700.00 19-0057300 Lot 1 of Block 7 in Sylvan Shores Villa Olga Loop no no 1,000.00 1,000.00 19-0064600 Lot 34 of Block 2 in Prairie River Heights Oak Drive no no 1,750.00 1,750.00 19-0071600 Lot 19 of Block 4 in Prairie River Heights Ode Circle no no 1,300.00 1,300.00 19-0096600 Lot 5 of Block 3 in Sylvan Shores South Orb Dr no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 19-0097700 Lot 1 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores South corner of Orb Dr & 281st Ave no no 2,000.00 2,000.00 19-0099200 Lot 16 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores South 392nd Street no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 19-0099300 Lot 17 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores South 392nd Street no no 1,250.00 1,250.00 19-0099400 Lot 18 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores South 392nd Street no no 1,250.00 1,250.00 19-0099700 Lot 21 of Block 4 in Sylvan Shores South corner of 281st Ave & 392nd St no no 2,200.00 2,200.00 19-0105700 Lot 12 of Block 1 in Little Pine Shores Oriole Court no no 1,300.00 1,300.00 19-0108000 Lot 4 of Block 2 in Little Pine Shores 400th Street no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 19-0108100 Lot 5 of Block 2 in Little Pine Shores 400th Street no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 19-0110100 Lot 25 of Block 2 in Little Pine Shores Osprey Loop no no 1,500.00 1,500.00 19-0112300 Lot 8 of Block 3 in Little Pine Shores corner of Osprey Ct & no no 2,300.00 2,300.00 Osprey Loop 19-0113100 Lot 16 of Block 3 in Little Pine Shores Osage Drive no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 19-0114100 Lot 3 of Block 4 in Little Pine Shores Osage Drive no no 2,500.00 2,500.00 19-0114200 Lot 4 of Block 4 in Little Pine Shores Osage Drive no no 2,500.00 2,500.00 19-0120500 Lot 18 of Block 6 in Little Pine Shores Orchard Dr no no 10,000.00 10,000.00 lakeshore - 100 ft along Little Pine Lake 19-0120800 Lot 21 of Block 6 in Little Pine Shores Orchard Dr no no 5,200.00 5,200.00 lakeshore - 108 ft along Little Pine Lake 19-0124400 Lot 30 of Block 1 in Timber Ridge Okla Circle no no 1,750.00 1,750.00 19-0127100 Lot 9 of Block 2 in Timber Ridge Okla Circle no no 2,600.00 2,600.00 19-0129400 Lot 1 of Block 3 in Timber Ridge corner of Olaf Trail no no 1,200.00 1,200.00 & Okla Circle 19-0131800 Lot 25 of Block 3 in Timber Ridge 27404 Okla Circle no no 7,000.00 7,000.00 19-0131900 Lot 26 of Block 3 in Timber Ridge 27410 Okla Circle no no 1,800.00 1,800.00 19-0132800 Lot 35 of Block 3 in Timber Ridge Okla Circle no no 1,700.00 1,700.00 cont. on page 9

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 5,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00

Lot 24 of Block 4 in Prairie River Heights Ode Circle no no 5,000.00 Township of Ward (Twp 131, Rng 33) 26-0037700 Lot 21 of Block 1 in Prairie River Heights Prairie View Court no no 6,000.00 26-0037800 Lot 22 of Block 1 in Prairie River Heights Prairie View Court no no 6,000.00 TOWNSHIP PARCELS Township of Eagle Valley (Twp 131, Rng 34) 07-0022500 Parts of SE4 NE4 & NE4 SE4 of Sec 20, Twp 131, Rng 34, described as no no 500.00 begin at a 35231 US 71 point where the East line intersects the South line of U.S. 71, thence NW along U.S. 71 for 410 ft, thence South 410 ft, thence SE 410 ft to the East line, thence North 410 ft to beg. (3.85 acres) Township of Fawn Lake (Twp 132, Rng 32) 08-0002600 NE4 of SE4 of Section 3 (40.00 acres) land locked §§§ no no 30,000.00 12,078.62 08-0002700 SE4 of SE4 of Section 3 (40.00 acres) land locked §§§ no no 28,000.00 694.20 08-0011400 NE4 of NW4 of Section 11 (40.00 acres) land locked §§§ no no 28,000.00 08-0011800 W2 of NW4 of Section 11 (80.00 acres) land locked §§§ no no 60,000.00 4,416.20 Township of Hartford (Twp 130, Rng 33) 12-0011400 West 5 acres of East 30 acres of NE4 of SE4 County Road 14 no no 3,500.00 of Sec 8, Twp 130, Rng 33 (5.00 acres) 12-0040500 Lot 1, except East 35 rods in Bassett’s 24214 County 14 no yes 43,700.00 Subdivision of SE4 NE4 of 8-130-33 (2.70 acres)(well) Township of Turtle Creek (Twp 131, Rng 32) 24-0021900 South 100 ft of North 600 ft of SE4 SW4 of Sec 22, Twp 131, Rng 32 (3.05 acres) Meadow Lake Dr no no 5,500.00 1,029.57 lakeshore - 100 ft along South Buckhorn Lake Township of West Union (Twp 127, Rng 35) 27-0020102 Part of NE4 of SW4 lying SW of County Road 51 no no 1,000.00 County 51 of Sec 26, Twp 127, Rng 35 (2.00 acres) CITY PARCELS City of Bertha 29-0007900 Lots 3 & 4 of Block 2 in Original Townsite 206 Main St E yes yes 1,500 of Bertha 29-0021500 Lot 7 of Block 1 in Westergren’s Addition 1st St SW no no 100.00 to Bertha 29-0028600 Lot 1 of Block 5 in Hope Addition, except 408 Main Street E yes yes 6,000.00 North 191.49 ft & except South 19 ft of West 80 ft City of Browerville 30-0018300 West 31’9” of East 57’5” of Lots 1, 2 & 3 of 101 - 6th Street East no yes 1,500.00 Block 13 in Original Townsite of Browerville City of Eagle Bend 33-0013000 East 16 ft of Lot 1 & West 20 ft of Lots 2 & 11 of Block 1, except East 33 ft & 12,210.50 no 100.00 125 Main Street East except West 50 ft & except East 15 ft of West 65 ft of (This special assessment must be paid at time of purchase.) North 36 ft in Original Townsite of Eagle Bend 33-0024400 Lot 2 of Block 1 in Bond’s Third Addition 3 32 Clark Street W no no 500.00 33-0032500 West 10 ft of Lot 3 & East 40 ft of Lot 4 of 106 South Street W yes yes 12,000.00 Block 1 in Sarff ’s Central Addition City of Long Prairie 36-0006601 Part NE4 NW4 of Sec 21, Twp 129, Rng 33, Hwy 27 - no access §§§ no no 5,000.00 desc as: Beg at point 506.50 ft North & 900 ft East of SW corner of NE4 NW4, thence East 50 ft, thence North 353.37 ft to south line of Hwy 27, thence SW’ly along Hwy to a point north of point of beg, thence South to beg. 36-0066900 East 62 ft of West 212 ft of Lot 1 of Block 4 in Lee’s Addition to Long Prairie (well) 15 - 5th Ave S yes yes 34,000.00 City of Staples 38-0029700 Lots 9 & 10 of Block 26 in Original 209 - 8th Street NE yes no 5,000.00 Townsite of Staples 38-0033800 Lots 15 & 16 of Block 6 in Shellabarger’s 214 - 3rd St SW yes no 8,800.00 First Addition (well) 38-0035100 Lot 4 of Block 9 in Shellabarger’s 314 - 1st Street SW no no 1,900.00 First Addition 38-0042500 Lot 5 of Block 9 in Drake & Bartraw 208 Wisconsin Avenue SE yes yes 4,500.00 Addition 38-0046000 Lots 1 to 4 of Block 13 in Drake & 324 Dakota Ave SE yes yes 11,200.00 Bartraw Addition 38-0055900 Block 1 in Searles Addition 4th Ave NE between 3,792.36 no 15,000.00 (This special assessment must be paid at time of purchase.) 11 & 12 Streets NE 38-0113000 Lots 4 & 5 of Block 14 in Bigelow Addition Nebraska Street yes no 900.00
** Special Assessments that were canceled at forfeiture may be reassessed by the municipalities after the sale. ** This Special Assessment must be paid at time of purchase. §§§ Land Locked Property -- the buyer is responsible in obtaining an easement to this parcel. Todd County does NOT obtain an easement.

500.00

42,078.62 28,694.20 28,000.00 64,416.20 3,500.00 43,700.00

6,529.57

1,000.00

1,500 100.00 6,000.00

1,500.00

12,310.50

500.00 12,000.00

5,000.00

34,000.00 5,000.00 8,800.00 1,900.00 4,500.00 11,200.00 18,792.36 900.00

Todd County, Minnesota Terms and Conditions of Sale of Tax Forfeited Parcels
The terms of sale are as follows: All property is sold for cash or check only, no payment plans. Full Payment is due on the date of sale. A charge of $25.00 will be made for each State Deed issued. A charge of $46.00 will be made to record the State Deed. A $50.00 fee for a Well Certificate, if applicable, will be collected. A 3% Assurance Fund charge will be collected (as per Minnesota Statute 284.28, Subd. 8). A Tax Forfeited Administration Fee of $125.00 will be collected. All property is sold “AS IS” and may not conform to local building and zoning ordinances. COUNTY MAKES NO WARRANTY that the land is “buildable”. COUNTY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the location of nor, the determination of any property lines or boundaries. The buyer will be responsible for any costs incurred in the determination of property boundaries, such as any survey. NO WARRANTIES as to physical condition of the property or soil conditions have been made by the County, its employees or agents. There are NO GUARANTEED ACCESSES to the property. The State Deed issued from the State of Minnesota is a Quit Claim Deed, which has the characteristics of a Patent from the State. If you would like an explanation of how this type of deed affects ownership and title, please contact an attorney. All parcels of said land shall be subject to liens, existing roads, easements, leases and zoning ordinances, if any. Todd County reserves the right, in the interest of the public, to withdraw from the land sale, any parcel prior to its sale. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase any parcels located in the Sylvan Shores Development, you must become a member of their association. If you are interested in any parcels that are located in the Sylvan Shores Development, please contact the Sylvan Shores Association at 218-894-1065 or at sspoa@twecwb.com for more information on the association’s rules and regulations. Information about the sale of tax-forfeited lands in Todd County can be obtained: a) at the office of the Todd County Auditor/Treasurer, 215 First Ave South, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347-1378 b) at Todd County’s website, www.co.todd.mn.us, under the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office Link; or c) contact Sandi at 320-732-4415 or at sandra.sneed@co.todd.mn.us. j725-ag1c

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Todd County Health and Humans Services administers the Child Care Assistance Program for Todd County. Financial assistance is available to income eligible parents who are working or in school with an approved education plan, based on a sliding fee. We encourage parents to inquire about program eligibility to assist them to meet their child care expenses. Information can be obtained by contacting Todd County Health and Human Services at 320-7324500. We are currently completing the 2014-15 Child Care Assistance Plan. A draft of the plan is available for review at www.co.todd.mn.us. The plan will be submitted to the Todd County Board of Commissioners and the Minnesota Department of Human Services for approval prior to September 9, 2013. We encourage public review and comment. Comments can be submitted to Emily Steinert at: Todd County Health and Human Services, 212 2nd Avenue South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 or emily.steinert@co.todd.mn.us.
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AROUND THE COUNTY
Tanner J. Peterson, Long Prairie, violate instructors permit$135.00 Staples Police Leo G. Carlson, Randall, DWI$785.00, 365 days, 364 days stayed, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1 yr, chem. use assessment, MADD impact panel, no alcohol, random testing Jesse P. Eisel, Staples, drive after revocation-$285.00; no proof insurance-$200.00 Eric J. Higganbotham, E Gull Lake, no seat belt used-$110.00 Fawn C. Landrus, Brainerd, theft-$285.00, 10 days, stayed 10 days, 1 yr, pay restitution Tabitha M. Lindula, Staples, disorderly conduct-$385.00, 90 days, stayed 88 days, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1 yr, chem. depend. eval. Gretchen R. Ogizovich, Motley, 45/35-$125.00 Jeremy Peterson, unknown, dishonored check-$135.00, $54.02 restitution Eagle Bend Police Douglas K. Dvorak, Eagle Bend, drive after revocation-$285.00; uninsured vehicle-$200.00 Alice M. Lemcke, Bigfork, 70/60$125.00 Osakis Police Sarah E. Dineen-Munsterman, Villard, 65/55-$125.00 MN State Patrol Robert A. Sorgert, Staples, 65/55-$125.00 Timothy E. Boelter, Green Isle, 70/60-$125.00 Darren E. Burke, Lane, AZ, speed-$135.00 Rob J. Cartwright, Cincinnati, OH, 90/70-$225.00 Jordan R. Chase, Fargo, ND, 85/70-$145.00

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sheriff’s Report
At 4:48 am, July 23, the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident in a field in rural Staples Township. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Dale Czechowicz, Motley, rolled in a hay field. A passenger, Mark J. Michel, rural Browerville, was ejected and died as a result of his injuries. Michel was not wearing a seat belt. Czechowicz and two other passengers, Theresa A. Goltz, Marshall, and Brianne K. Hove, Staples, sustained minor injuries. Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the accident. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriff’s Department at 320-7322157 or 1-800-794-5733.

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) July 10: Howard V. Weekley, Staples, agreed to an Alford plea at a plea hearing. He was charged with fifth degree controlled substance possession. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for August 19. July 15: Pamela J. Wilson, Garfield, pled guilty to fifth degree drug possession at an omnibus hearing. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for September 16. July 17: Christina M. Rod, East Bethel, pled guilty to check forgery. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for September 16. Norberto Navarrete Nunez, Clarissa, appeared in court on charges of DWI, refusal to test, giving a false name to a peace officer, and driving after revocation. No agreement was reached and a jury trial was set for November 20. July 18: Ignacio Rodriguez Herrera, Long Prairie, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 45 days, placed on formal probation for six years, must complete a chemical use assessment and abstain from alcohol. July 22: Ryan M. Frieler, Eden Prairie, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 30 days and reinstated on probation. William J. Pruitt, Staples, appeared for an RU8 hearing on charges of disorderly conduct and two counts of domestic assault. An August omnibus hearing was set. Nicholas J. Salo, Fergus Falls, made his first appearance on fifth degree possession of a controlled substance charge. An RU8 hearing was scheduled for July 29. Michael A. Wittmann, Burtrum, appeared for an omnibus hearing on two counts of domestic assault charges. A jury trial was set for November 13. Michele M. Robideaux, Browerville, appeared in court on charges of DWI. Her next court date was set for August 5. Raymond E. Weekley, Staples, appeared for an omnibus hearing in third degree drug sales charges. A settlement conference was scheduled for August 19. Stewart E. Weekley, Staples, failed to appear for an omnibus hearing on fifth degree drug possession charges. The hearing was reset for August 19. Paul A. Wicht, Verndale, appeared for an RU8 hearing in first degree burglary, domestic assault, and criminal damage to property charges. An August 12 omnibus hearing was scheduled.

Dobson M. Collins, McDonough, GA, 80/70-$125.00 Richard M. Cook, Long Prairie, window tint too dark-$135.00 Dominic D. Gergen, Osakis, 92/70-$225.00 Alysa A. Glass, Brainerd, no seat belt used-$110.00 Catherine M. Graves, Sioux City, IA, 70/60-$125.00 Ernest Gutierrez, Commerce City, CO, no seat belt used-$110.00 Gerald L. Helm, Buffalo, WY, no annual inspection-$185.00 Andrew W. Hillstrom, Milwaukee, WI, 74/60-$135.00 Kimberly D. Hirning, Bismarck, ND, no seat belt used-$110.00 Scott E. Hirning, Hauge, ND, no seat belt used-$110.00 Edgar Kirabira, Mpls, 84/70$135.00 Aaron E. Lardy, Sauk Centre, 70/60-$125.00 Rosibel A. Orozco, Melrose, 70/60-$125.00

Matthew L. Peka, Linstrom, 80/70-$125.00 Jacob S. Robert Johnson, Minnetonka, 80/70-$125.00 Robert D. Sammons, Cedar Rapids, IA, no MN driver’s license$185.00 Scott R. Sibert, Hewitt, 76/55$225.00 Matthew J. Stoll, S St Paul, 70/60-$125.00 Cassidy L. Tangeman, Shakopee, 80/70-$125.00 Regan C. F. Teat, Traverse City, MI, marijuana in motor vehicle$235.00 Paul C. Waldvogel, Little Falls, 70/60-$125.00 Daniel R. Wolfe, Sauk Centre, 80/55-$225.00; no proof insurance$200.00

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Martha A. Ambriz Orozco, Long Prairie, drive after cancellation-$285.00; 63/55-$40.00 Makayla L. Bense, St. Cloud, 75/65-$125.00 Bryan M. Condos, Burtrum, 5th degree assault-$385.00, 90 days, stayed 48 days, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1 yr, chem. depend. eval, no alcohol, randome testing, restitution reserved Richard L. Kasper, Long Prairie, no seat belt used-$110.00 Julie R. Moran, Columbia Hts, speed-$125.00 Ronald S. Motl, Eagle Bend, DWI-$515.00, 60 days, stayed 58 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr, chem. depend. eval, MADD impact panel; no proof insurance-$300.00 Larissa M. Prestino, Alexandria, 65/55-$125.00 Chase R. Reuter, Sauk Centre, 65/55-$125.00 Randall Saburo, Long Prairie, speed-$125.00

Marisol M. Valencia, Long Prairie, drive after cancellation$185.00, 6 mo. probation Adam S. Weibye, Clarissa, disorderly conduct-$385.00 Melanie A. Weishair, Eagle Bend, disorderly conduct Christopher D. Wessman, unknown, burglary-$585.00, 77 days, pay $1344.81 restitution, chem. depend. eval, DNA sample, no alcohol, random testing, letter of apology, attend AA twice weekly Long Prairie Police Donna C. Atkins-Parks, Elrosa, 44/30-$135.00 Justin J. Bateman, Long Prairie, drive after revocation$285.00 Christy A. Bearson, Long Prairie, open bottle-$185.00 Jose Campos Ledesma, Long Prairie, no valid license-$185.00 Thomas R. Dobis, Avon, drive after cancellation-$585.00, 365 days, stayed 335 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr Shane A. Holen, Long Prairie, underage consumption-$185.00

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Classified Ads: . . . . . . .15 words = $7.00 each additional word 15¢ Advertising Rate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.25 per column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8¢ each $80.00 per thousand Card of Thanks: . .Up to 25 words = $7 25 to 50 words = $10.50 Over 50 words, 5¢ each additional word In Memory: . . . . . .Up to 25 words = $10 25 to 50 words = $12.50 Happy Birthday Ads . . . . . . . . . . . .(3 inch) with picture = $15.00 Copies: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1/2 x 11 20¢ each, 1 side 2 sides =30¢ 11” x 17” = 35¢ each, 1 side 2 sides = 50¢ Engagement, Birth, Wedding . .announcement with photo $15.00 Engagement, Birth, Wedding . . .announcement no photo $10.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no photo $6.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .with photo $10.00 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .first sheet $1.50 each additional sheet 20¢ Notary Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00 Error responsibility: It is the responsibility of the person placing the ad to check for errors and notify our office with corrections. We reserve the right to edit or reject any copy or illustration that does not meet our standards. Letters to the Editor: Letters are welcome and will be published at our discretion. The Browerville Blade reserves the right to refuse, edit or ask for changes in any letter submitted for publication. All letters must be signed and include the author’s name, address and a phone number. Printed letters will include only the name and address. Letters to the Editor should include opinions and ideas but should not be personal or libelous. Letters to the the Editor should not be confused with “Cards of Thanks” Endorsing letters: A letter written only to endorse a political candidate will be considered an advertisement and will be charged as such. Todd County Country Courier: Circulation 10,000 plus Ad rates: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.00 a column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8¢ each $80.00 per thousand Deadlines: Browerville Blade: All news and advertising should be at the Blade office by Friday at 3:00 p.m. for publication the following week Country Courier: The Courier is published 11 times a year, mostly on the first Friday of each month. Deadlines are at the week before the first Friday of the month.

Grain Market Report
Corn............................................................$ 5.46 Bu. Oats.......................................................... $ 3.25 Bu. Soybeans................................................. $12.47 Bu. Prices change daily, call for current price

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Part time Custodial Posting Browerville Public School The Browerville Public School has an opening for a custodian, 5 hours per day. The duties for the position include; general cleaning, vacuuming, gym setup, mowing, trimming and other duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to lift up to 65 lbs. and use ladders up to 10’. Applications for the position are available in the main school office or on the Browerville Public School web site and are to be returned to the main office. This will remain open until filled. Applicants must pass a current Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Minnesota Predatory Offender Registry background check. Contact Walt Lucas, Head Custodian with questions at 320-594-8125. The Browerville Public School is an equal opportunity employer.
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HELP WANTED
Full time and part time milkers at Rock Solid Dairy Call for details and application

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DNR introduces ‘clean-and-drain’ areas at boat launches to curb spread of aquatic invasive species
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly and provide safe and convenient places to do this. Installing components of the “clean and drain” areas at highuse sites on infested waters is a priority. “Minnesota is the first state in the nation to implement this type of modification at multiple water access sites,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “The boat ‘clean-and-drain’ areas are a part of the DNR’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Everyone who has a boat on a trailer has the personal responsibility to prevent the spread of invasive species; these areas will make it easier.” The new areas should make it easy for boaters to understand what they need to do and where to do it. The aim is to put an end to the unsightly piles of discarded aquatic vegetation and bait that are sometimes left behind on ramps or in parking areas because there weren’t designated places for these materials after they were removed from boats. Sometimes boaters stop on ramps to pull their boat’s

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3 Bedroom Apt. For Rent
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plug. This is unsafe and causes delays and can release harmful species or chemicals into the water. Components include compost bins (to dispose of aquatic vegetation, unwanted bait, bait bucket water and zebra mussels), and pavement stencils and signs (to delineate activity areas and inform boaters). The new areas should be used whether or not a watercraft inspector is present. The following routine should become new protocol for boaters: • Load boat onto trailer safely and pull forward to boat “clean-and-drain” area. • Clean boat by removing plants, zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species from watercraft, trailer, anchor and all water-related equipment. • Dispose of plants and animals in disposal bin. • Dump bait bucket water (and unwanted minnows and leeches) into disposal bin. Plan ahead to save minnows and leeches by transferring them to containers prefilled with well, bottled, distilled or otherwise purified tap water. Take unwanted worms and garbage to trash, which is often offsite (wanted worms can be saved). • Drain water from boat, ballast tanks and motor. Drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs. Keep drain plugs out and all waterdraining devices open for travel. • Finish tying down the boat and securing equipment for travel. More information about AIS best management practices for boat launch administrators can be found at w w w. d n r. s t a t e . m n . u s / i n v a sives/water_access.html or requested from the DNR Information Center at 651-2966157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Legion, continued

Todd Board gets update on Annex renovation
By Rin Porter At the July 23 Health and Human Services (HHS) committee meeting, county commissioners heard Earl Fuechtmann from Contegrity Group give an update on the progress of the renovation project underway for the last few months on the county buildings known as Annex I and Annex II in Long Prairie. Fuechtmann told commissioners about the surprises contractors encountered when they dug the hole for the new elevator shaft just east of the building location. He said workers found “some additional utilities that were unaccounted for on previous drawings,” failed to find caissons [a type of concrete footing] that did appear on the original architect’s drawings, and discovered that a professional survey was incorrect about the location of a sanitary line pipe. Fuechtmann said that after discussing these surprises, the staff of Contegrity Group decided not to try to put in the caissons that were supposed to be there. According to his engineer, the other footings that did exist were sufficient to support the elevator equipment. His crew worked around the unexpected utilities and did not disturb them. Finally, he will go over possible plumbing changes to deal with the actual location of the existing sanitary pipe. Fuechtmann believed he could find some cost savings even among these unexpected findings at the excavation site. He told commissioners the budget approved last winter was still on track, and still had the $100,000 shortfall in funding. But he believed his so far-intact contingency budget would cover all or most of the shortfall. Fuechtmann told commissioners he expects the renovation project to be completed by late August, as planned, even though some aspects of the job were taking longer than expected.

Irsfeld, 1946 graduate of Browerville High School, served in Korea from 1953-1955; Harold Iten, 1954 graduate of Browerville High School, served in Korea from 1953-1955; Romaine Winkler, 1964 graduate of Browerville High School, served from 1965-1968 during the Viet Nam conflict; Dave Benning, 1964 graduate of Browerville High School, served from 1967-1968 during the Viet Nam conflict; Tom Steinmetz, 1964 graduate of Browerville High School, served from 1969-2006 at Camp Ripley; Kris Lemm, 1974 graduate of Browerville High School, serving in the military since 1988 to the present. Active duty in Germany, Panama, and Italy. Currently a member of the National Guard. Above: Browerville’s Legion Team applauds their Veterans before the opening game. We recieved the contact below in our office from a coach whose team had never been to a District Tournament before: I wanted to pass along some thoughts about the tournament we attended this past weekend in the town of Browerville. I brought a young team that has never been to Districts before. They were amazed with the opening ceremonies as was I! It was honorable to be a part of the ceremonies and pay tribute to our Veterans. Hats off to the people who set it up putting the Veterans front and center and giving them the respect they've earned and deserve! The fields were in top shape and maintained to perfection. The PA with music made it lively and professional. The games ran smoothly and on time. Great job Browerville! Larry Midas Legion Head Coach

Relay for Life 2013

Commissioners, continued
on July 23. The next department official to speak was Chief Deputy Jon Sarago, appearing on behalf of Sheriff Pete Mikkelson. Sarago told the board the Sheriff’s Department needed to increase its budget in 2014 by $153,066, not including wage and benefit increases that might be negotiated in labor contracts that would begin Jan. 1, 2014. Sarago explained each of 10 budget categories that had become more expensive and needed funding increases everything from cell phone fees to gasoline for the squad cars. The final department head to present information on July 23 was Pete Bleess, Facilities Supervisor. It is his department’s job to maintain the five county buildings. Bleess told commissioners about a few categories of spending that would decrease in his 2014 budget, and a few that would increase. But then, as requested a few weeks ago, he presented a list of capital purchases that need to be made. All are the result of deferred maintenance - purchases of equipment and repairs that have been put off for years. Bleess told commissioners they need to start saving money for the following capital purchases and repairs: --shingles for the 16-year-old roof of the Justice Center --repair of the 52 trip hazards found by an inspector in the county’s sidewalks that serve the five buildings. --replacement of 10 old roofs --replacement of an ancient air-conditioning unit on the roof of Annex II --replacement of pipes in the jail that leak --replacement of the jail’s 28-year-old industrial size water softener --replacement of the boilers in the Main Street Government Center that are more than 20 years old --replacement of the air-conditioning unit in Annex I that is 47 years old --installation of lighting in the county’s downtown parking lot --painting of the wood trim on the Historic Courthouse building exterior. Commissioners asked one another and Auditor/Treasurer Karen Busch whether there was money in a building maintenance fund. Busch said there might be a fund called the Infrastructure Fund, but she would have to look it up and did not have the information at hand. Commissioners thought they had a maintenance fund, but Busch said no one had directed her to place money in such a fund, and she had not done so. The maximum levy increase allowed for the counties this year is 3%, as set by the Minnesota Legislature. Busch estimated this amount would equal $434,000 for Todd County. That amount is not nearly enough to address the needs laid out by the County Engineer and the Facilities Supervisor. According to the Association of Minnesota Counties in a weekly update on May 21, 2013, counties must figure their levy limit base and then subtract their certified County Program Aid from their levy limit base, and the remainder would be their levy limit for taxes levied 2013, according to Minnesota Statutes. So it may be that Todd County would not receive the full $434,000 increase in the levy. Commissioners decided that at least one more work session on the 2014 budget would be needed, and set one for Aug. 6, after the regular board meeting.

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