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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Volume 98; Number 12

A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560


BHS welcomes new personnel

make her proud and continue the work she started.

Todd Board learns new levy limit from state

By Rin Porter At the work session that followed the Sept. 3 board meeting, Todd County commissioners learned from Auditor/Treasurer Karen Busch that the State of Minnesota had set a levy limit of $13,272,090 for Todd County for 2013 pay 2014 property taxes. The one-year levy limit was passed by the Minnesota Legislature during its 2013 session to apply to counties with over 5,000 population. It was part of the Omnibus Tax Bill of 2013 which included a number of measures that affected counties and their tax revenues. The levy amount is $795,064 less than the estimated 2014 county budget of $14,067,154 being compiled by county officials. Discussion about how to provide for that difference between the levy and projected expenses took up quite a bit of time at the work session. Busch told commissioners there would be enough money coming in from tax revenues to cover the difference between the levy amount and the budget amount. Our reserves and fund balances are sitting well, she said. Busch explained that some of the new money that would come in during 2014 tax collection would be used to pay budgeted expenses, instead of being placed in reserve funds. Board Chair Randy Neumann wanted to remove some items from the budget to decrease the difference between the levy and the budget. Commissioner Dave Kircher and Busch disagreed with him, saying if the items were removed, and then found to be necessary expenses, the money would not be there in the budget. Just because an item is listed in the budget doesnt mean the money MUST be spent during the year. But if an item is not in the budget, it is difficult to find the money for it later. Neumann asked Busch for the percentage amount the levy would increase. She did not have the information, but said she would calculate the percentage and inform commissioners by email. The next regular board meeting on Sept. 17 is the deadline for approving the preliminary budget and levy. The vote will be taken by the board then. Also at the work session, commissioners discussed a constituents question about why the county had an office in the city of Continued on page 12 Staples.

Anthony (Tony) Sanders

This is my first teaching position. I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a B.M. Degree in music education. I have always had a gift with music and I began to find enjoyment in sharing my talents with others and teaching them about music and instruments. I live in Long Prairie, but my hometown is Brooten. My family consists of my dad, an electrician, my mom, an English teacher at BBE, and my sister attends UND studying physical therapy. My goal for this year is to get to know my students, the staff and music program as a whole. I also enjoy woodworking, playing trumpet, hunting, sports, and video games. Continued on page 12

Mandie Allen.

Anthony (Tony) Sanders State and received my teaching degree there. My husband, children and I live in Burtrum. We are big Twins baseball fans and I also enjoy gardening, playing games and spending time at the lake. I hope to be as successful at the SLP I am replacing . She was here for a long time and was an important part of the Special Education Program. I hope to

Mandie Allen
This is my first teaching assignment, but I worked at the Long Prairie Schools as their Hispanic/Migrant Liaison. I decided to become a teacher when my son received speech therapy and I discovered that I really wanted to become involved in speech and language pathology. I attended St. Cloud

Christ the King School welcomes kindergarten students

Kimberly Burkett case postponed again

By Rin Porter Defendant Kimberly Burkett appeared before Judge Jay Carlson in the Todd County Justice Center on Sept. 4, but the hoped-for end of the case did not happen. Instead, Burketts attorney Gregory Larson asked for and received another delay in the case, this time to present a mysterious document to the court. Burkett was arrested May 16, 2012, and charged with felony theft of movable property and felony theft by swindle. Her case has included numerous motions and substitutions of counsel and has been continued, cancelled, or postponed more than nine times. Burkett was the former director of the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce, and was accused of misusing funds amounting to more than $29,000 between mid-2011 and April 2012. The new document to be provided to the court, according to Larson, is a challenge to the probable cause to arrest and charge Burkett in the first place. It is to be composed of reliable hearsay, according to Larson, and will be filed by Sept. 18. The prosecutions response is to be filed by Sept. 25. After both documents are received, Judge Carlson will take the matter under advisement and render a decision on the validity of the probable cause. Prosecutor Michelle Eldien told the court, I dont know what reliable hearsay is, but I would like seven days to respond. Judge Carlson granted her request. Larson also asked the court to consider dropping one of Burketts release conditions: that she not leave the state without the courts permission. Judge Carlson was not in favor of that, and ruled that Burkett would have to inform the court of each request to leave the state, and he would decide on a case-by-case basis whether she would be permitted such travel. Larson said Burkett was having difficulty finding employment, and believed she would have to leave Minnesota in order to find a job, due to the allegations against her.

The Christ the King 2013-14 Kindergarten Class: Elizabeth Perish, Faith Wiebe, Isaac Tolifson

Greyson DeJesus, Jayden Schultz,


Tue. Sept. 10 Partly Cloudy 81/57 Wed. Sept. 11 Mostly Sunny 79/49 Thur. Sept. 12 Mostly Sunny 72/42 Fri. Sept. 13 Sunny 70/48 Sat. Sept. 14 T-Storms 63/51 Sun. Sept. 15 Partly Cloudy 67/43

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and surrounding areas. Mithun and her husband Paul have two children, Peyton, 6, and Maci, 4. Mithun enjoys reading, movies, going for walks, time spent with family and friends and traveling. Originally from Sun Prairie, WI, Oslund received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work/Human Relations from St. Cloud State University. She completed her Master of Science degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Oslund did her graduate internship at the Family Therapy Center in Madison, WI. She is a member of the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Oslund has clinical interests in mood disorders, dementia, the Autism spectrum and multiple mediums of therapeutic techniques. Oslund has been providing clinical behavioral health work for almost a decade, she previously worked for Caritas-Catholic Charities and St. Cloud Hospital, with Claras House Partial programs. I am excited to begin this new chapter and develop a new clinical skill set with geriatric psychiatry, and the phenomenal team of Lakewood employees to share their immense knowledge, said Oslund. Oslund and her husband Matthew reside in Little Falls with their three children, Christian, 8, Madison, 6 and Gavin, 1 1/2. When not managing day to day life, they enjoy spending time at the cabin, jogging, reading, family hikes and family movie night. To learn more about the Reflections program at Lakewood Health System, call 218-894-8200.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lakewood Health System
Brooke and Seth Dokken, Staples, girl, Aleese Maree, 7 lbs 15 oz, August 29, 2013 Melissa and Jeremy Pape, Motley, girl, Kasey Mercedes, 7 lbs 15 oz, August 30, 2013 Sarah and Kyle Winter, Verndale, girl, Lainey Elaine, 6 lbs 13 oz, August 30, 2013 Jennifer and Ryan Edberg, Fridley, girl, Kylie Elizabeth, 6 lbs 10 oz, August 30, 2013 Laura and Tony Sonenstahl, Staples, boy, Bennett Paul, 8 lbs 8 oz, September 1, 2013 Elicia Delcourt and Kyle Erickson, Bertha, girl, Kylee Rosalyn, 6 lbs 9 oz, September 3, 2013 Karla and Rick Skwira, Brainerd, girl, Avery Jane, 6 lbs 14 oz, September 5, 2013 Darcie Smith and Steve Machell, Crosby, boy, Isaiah Casious, 6 lbs 12 oz, September 6, 2013

Paine-Santos named Nurse - Caregiver of the Year

Katie Paine-Santos, RN Coordinator for Lakewood Care Centers Memory Care Unit was recently named Nurse - Caregiver of the Year by Care Providers of Minnesota. The Nurse - Caregiver of the Year is awarded to a nurse who displays extraordinary skills in caring for individuals residing in a nursing facility, assisted living establishment, or receiving care at home. They communicate sensitively with individuals who are in their care and their family members; they listen carefully, exhibit empathy and respect, and promote dignity. Happy Anniversary this week to: Sept. 11: Joel and Pam Sutherland, Lyle and Mary Kruzel; Sept. 14: Lee and Kathy Konetzko, Dick and Sharon Zigan, Eric and Kimberly Olson, Drew and Brenda Rasmussen, Bill and Renae Buhl; Sept. 15: Jerry and Donna Smith, Leighton and Sophie Abrahamson, Dennis and Sherry Noska; Sept. 16: Steve and Kathy Zetah; Sept. 17: Bob and Karen Spandl
puted that Schlangen offered for sale a variety of foods, including unpasteurized milk and butter, and continues to do so. These findings are now final. In the Stearns County jury trial, Schlangen was fined $300 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, but the sentence was stayed on the condition he doesnt commit similar offenses.

Lakewood to Host Pines and Manor Tenant Appreciation Cook-outs

In honor of National Assisted Living Week, September 8-14, Lakewood Health System will be hosting two cook-outs to show appreciation for tenants of Lakewood Pines and Lakewood Manor. National Assisted Living Week is a time to recognize the efforts of the individuals in our community who turn a residence into a home for assisted living residents. The cook-outs are open to the public and will take place at Lakewood Manor (222 5th St. NE, Staples) on Tuesday, September 10, and at Lakewood Pines (1702 Airport Rd. NW, Staples) on Thursday, September 12. Both cook-outs will start at noon. Enjoy fun activities, hotdogs, and refreshments served by the staff. RSVPs are preferred; those interested should call 218-8942124.

and establishing native grasses. When land is managed well, it not only helps you, but spurs other environmental benefits as well. If youd like to learn more about managing forests and the technical and financial assistance available to you, contact the Long Prairie NRCS office at 732-6618 ext. 3.

By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: Are motorists supposed to yield for funeral processions? Answer: Yes. Minnesota State Statute states: When any funeral procession identifies itself by using regular lights on all cars and by keeping all cars in close formation, the driver of every other vehicle, except an emergency vehicle, shall yield the right-of-way. Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow? Answer: Yes. The only roadway in Minnesota with an actual posted minimum speed limit is the freeway. Obviously, weather conditions can effect that, and the actual and potential hazards then existing on the highway state a driver must use due care in operating a vehicle. Therefore, traveling under that limit would be legal and encouraged (snow, ice, fog, etc). Here is what Minnesota State Statute says about impeding traffic: No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law or except when the vehicle is temporarily unable to maintain a greater speed due to a combination of the weight of the vehicle and the grade of the highway. So, I look at it as how a normal and reasonable person would travel on a road. If its a clear, sunny day and roads are in good condition, and a motorist is unable to maintain a safe speed, I would have to look into the reason why beyond the violation: - Impairment (alcohol or drugs, even prescription medications) - General physical/health problems - Diabetic loss of consciousness or seizures - Vision problems - Lack of physical driving skills - Lack of knowledge of traffic laws - Mental or emotional problems (including road rage, memory loss, etc). If one or more of these examples was a factor, re-examination of a driver may very well be needed. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205.

Looking Back
50 years ago - Sept. 12, 1963
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paskewitz, Browerville, a baby boy, Gary Jay, September 5, 1963. Browerville Public School menu 50 years ago included: White cake w/chocolate frosting, sauerkraut & bologna, mashed potatoes, pork & gravy, comic bars, chocolate refrigerator cookies, and graham cracker dessert

Two legal decisions find Stearns County farmer improperly handled and sold food
Two recent legal decisions have found a Stearns County farmer improperly handled and illegally sold food without a license. Last week a Stearns County jury found Alvin Schlangen guilty of five misdemeanor counts of food handling and storage, including failure to have a food handlers license, improperly storing eggs at the correct temperature and misbranding food. The charges stemmed from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) investigation that began in 2009 when Schlangen was found to be illegally selling raw milk, meat, poultry and other food products at a farmers market in Minneapolis and other locations. In another legal proceeding against Schlangen, MDA Compliance Officers visited a Minneapolis warehouse on multiple occasions between 2009 and 2011 and found Schlangen selling unpasteurized dairy products, items lacking proper labeling or no labeling, custom processed meat labeled "Not for Sale," improperly refrigerated eggs and milk, and moldy fruit. On each occasion, MDA offered Schlangen the opportunity to purchase a food handler's license and he refused. MDA issued orders to bring Schlangen into compliance with food laws and regulations. Schlangen appealed those orders and the case went to an administrative hearing at which Schlangens defense attorneys contended he is not in the business of selling food commercially and doesn't need a food handlers license. But an Administrative Law Judge recently issued findings stating it was undis-

Managed forests yield the best benefits

A tract of forestland has great potential, but it must be managed well to harness its full benefits. If your woodlands have grown unproductive or overcrowded, consider some simple management techniques like an occasional cutting or thinning to improve them. Healthy forests are productive places. Wood can be sold to supplement income or provide a source of heat for a home or farm. Well-managed woodlots can potentially produce high quality lumber, firewood and valuable specialty forest products like maple syrup, ginseng and other medicinal plants, which are grown under shade. Healthy forests also provide the ideal habitat for wildlife and reduce the hazards of wildfires. Improvements to forests are easy and the best part is, trees typically respond quickly to management techniques. Thinning is often performed when a forest is overstocked with trees. Cutting the excess trees allows the remaining trees and understory plants to prosper from more sun, water and space. Harvest cuttings are used to remove and market logs for profit. Depending on the type of forest you own and your objectives for it, you may want to consider periodic intermediate cuttings to remove some trees of marketable size. After cutting, make sure the land is replanted or has existing younger trees to continue the regeneration of the forest. USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners make their forests healthier through conservation activities. In addition to these management techniques, NRCS helps landowners with other forest-related practices, such as using prescribed burning, installing fire lanes

Lakewoods newest care coordinators

Amanda Mithun, MSMFT, and Sommer Oslund, MSSW, LICSW, both Social Services Care Coordinators, are the newest members of Lakewoods Reflections Behavioral Health Unit. Originally from Staples, Mithun received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology, and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling degree, both from St. Cloud State University. She did her graduate internship at the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services in Brainerd. Having previously focused on working with children and adolescents, Mithun is enjoying the challenges of working in geriatrics, helping them with their health needs and mental health issues, and being an advocate for patients and their families. I am excited to be part of the Lakewood Health System family, and work to help people in and around my hometown, said Mithun. Its nice to utilize the resources I am familiar with, as well as learning about new ones throughout our community

25 years ago - Sept. 15, 1988

Born to Charles and Jane Buhl, Browerville, a baby girl, Jennifer Teresa, September 6, 1988 Todd County Social Service Federation decided to sue the county board because they are not happy with the salary adjustments approved last year. Commissioners called the lawsuit spiteful and frivolous.

Happy Birthday this week to: Sept. 11: Julie Ollman, Bernard Kolles, Jr., Jason Talbatt, Michael Smieja, Tanith Rech; Sept. 12: Margaret Sovich, Donna Smith, Kurt Abrahamson, Scott Bentz, Dennis Storkweather, Teresa Tynio; Sept. 13: Glenn Tyrrell, Jennifer Becker, Jean Konetzko; Sept. 14: Ronald Rickbeil, Jan Sykora, Austin Tyrrell; Sept. 15: Jeremy Tyrrell, Roger Rinde; Sept. 16: Jodi Becker, Jamie Brichadek; Sept. 17: Lynn Ollman

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Tornstrom Brainerd. Auditorium in In December, the orchestra will once again enrich the joyous Christmas season by presenting a concert of popular holiday classics. "A Winter's Tapestry" will be performed Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, December 8, 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Travel around the world with the HSO for the spring concert series as it showcases orchestral masterworks from France, Italy, Russia, and the Czech Republic. This concert will also feature the 2014 Composers' Competition Winner. "Around the World with the HSO" will be presented Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, April 13, 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Heartland Symphony Orchestra recently launched its new website For the first time, tickets are for sale online. Simply navigate to the 'Tickets' page for instructions and secured payment processing. The new website also includes orchestra member information, programming details, and current news updates. Of special interest, HSO fans will find a new blog with a 'Meet the Musicians' theme to introduce audience members to orchestra members. Sign up online to receive new blog posts featuring profiles of Heartland Symphony Orchestra players. Season tickets are available now at a discounted price for adults and seniors (60 and over). They are for sale online, through ticket vendor locations, and before the fall and winter concerts (season ticket winter purchase will be prorated). Ticket vendor locations include: Little Falls Radio, Little Falls Great River Arts Association, Brainerd Daily Dispatch, and Bridge of Harmony Music Store in Brainerd. HSO concerts are free to all youth through high school age students. To receive a complimentary season brochure detailing HSO's 37th season, please contact

Thursday, September 12, 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

Pete Berscheit, Veteran Service Officer 347 Central Ave Suite 3, Long Prairie, MN 56347 320-732-4419

September is Suicide Prevention Month

SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT DURING A TIME OF CRISIS SHOW VETERANS THEY MATTER September is Suicide Prevention Month, a chance for all of us to focus on the things that matter. When it comes to Veterans who face difficult challenges, were all in this together. You can get the conversation started today. Visit to download free Suicide Prevention Month materials and help spread the word. Get involved. Attend one of these St. Cloud VA-hosted events: September 9 to 13: Informational displays in the VA Canteen. September 12, at 7 p.m., Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training is being offered at the St. Cloud Public Librarys Mississippi Room. Gatekeeper training programs offers participants the knowledge to respond to someone in crisis and can save lives. September 14, a 2K Walk/Run/Stroll is planned from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on the VA campus in St. Cloud. The event is open to Veterans, families, and the public. Participants can complete the 2K anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. There is no pre-registration required, and participants should check-in at Bldg. 92. Please park in the two visitors parking lots located south of the Building 1 Main Entrance. September 20, from 2 to 3 p.m., dramatist Jennifer Tuder will present her story of survival in the VA Auditorium, located in Bldg. 8. This one-woman play powerfully describes Tuders experiences following the death of her father from suicide. For more information about these events please contact Mary Jo Pine at 320-252-1670 ext. 6719

Fall Storytimes at Long Prairie Library

The Long Prairie Public Library is offering a Fall Storytime for preschoolers on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschooler to the library for stories about cookies, pumpkins and other wonderful things. The storytime includes stories and hands-on learning activities. Each child needs an adult in attendance to assist with the craft project. The attendance limit is 10 and registration is required. Fall storytimes will also be offered Oct. 15 and Nov. 12. For more information, please visit or call the library at 320732-2332. Long Prairie Public Library Hours Mon. 1-7, Tue. 10-6, Wed. 126, Thurs. 1-7, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-12

Heartland Symphony Orchestras 37th Season

The Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces its 37th season of presenting live orchestral concerts in central Minnesota. With HSO's new conductor, Sergey Bogza, and over 50 musicians, the HSO has a full orchestral sound and an upbeat concert season planned. HSO will also sponsor music clinics in area schools and revive the Composers' Competition. The fall concert, entitled "Americana," will feature some of Americas most beloved orchestral masterworks. Featured guest artist and piano virtuoso, Joseph Welch will join the HSO in Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. The second half of the program will present the World Premiere of Civil War Memories by Brainerds own composer, Jim Grimes. Performances of "Americana" will be Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. at

St. Cloud VA to Provide Pertussis and Flu Vaccines

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is joining with the StearnsBenton Medical Societys Central Minnesota Community Immunization Campaign to help stop the spread of pertussis, or whooping cough. Pertussis vaccinations will be offered along with annual influenza vaccinations to all Veterans and employees this fall. In 2012, there were over 150 cases of pertussis in Stearns and Benton Counties, and 4,639 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of August 15, 595 confirmed or suspected cases of pertussis have been reported to MDH throughout Minnesota, and 48 cases have been reported in Stearns and Benton counties. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a disease caused by a bacteria that affects the lungs.

Pertussis is spread through the air in droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. The best way to prevent pertussis is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time and for adolescents and adults to get a booster shot. MDH recommends statewide vaccination of children starting at age 10 years, regardless of whether the child is from an area of high incidence. This change is due to persistently high incidence of pertussis disease in children ages 9-12 years. MDH also recommends increased vaccination efforts for incompletely vaccinated children age 7 to 10 years, healthcare workers, pregnant women, persons in contact with infants, and adults in contact with children 10-12 years of age. Dr. Susan Markstrom, St. Cloud VA Chief of staff, says many Veterans question the need for pertussis vaccination. We simply ask them if they are around children and if they want the child to stay healthy, Markstrom said. After hearing that, most simply roll up their sleeves. The St. Cloud VAs pertussis program began in March, when a screening and vaccination program for all patients was put into effect. Veterans can find out if they need vaccination at their next provider visit, or they can call their health care team. Flu and pertussis vaccination clinics for Veterans are planned for Oct. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, in Bldg. 96 on the St. Cloud VA campus. Additional clinics are planned for Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the west lobby of the main entrance (Bldg. 1). Spouses, significant others, and caregivers of Veterans can also receive a seasonal flu shot at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center from 9 to 11 a.m., on Oct. 2 and 3. A fee of $29 is required, and may be paid in cash or billed to the individual s health insurance. Spouses, significant others, and caregivers should bring their health insurance card to the clinic. Additional flu and pertussis clinics are planned at the VA outpatient clinics in Alexandria, Brainerd, and Montevideo. At the Brainerd VA Clinic, flu and pertussis vaccinations will be given on Oct. 22, Oct. 25, from 10 a. m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. each day, and on Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Montevideo VA Clinic, flu and pertussis vaccinations will be given on Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Max J. Beilke VA Clinic in Alexandria, flu and pertussis vaccinations will be given on Oct. 10 and Oct. 23, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each day All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA health care system. For information on enrolling for VA health care, contact the St. Cloud VA HCS Eligibility Office at (320) 255-6340. Further updates to the flu shot program at the St. Cloud VA will be announced on the flu shot information line at (320) 255-6444. parking lots may or may not exist at individual sites. Some sites have interpretive kiosks to help visitors identify key features and processes. These areas dont have restrooms or other facilities and most dont have maintained trails. To learn more about Minnesota's SNAs, visit: - Kelly Randall, DNR SNA outreach coordinator


Q: Minnesota has a number of Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs). What exactly is an SNA and how does it differ from other publicly owned lands? A: Scientific and Natural Areas are special places where anyone can go to see examples of Minnesotas native plant communities and rare species habitats. There are nearly 160 sites scattered throughout Minnesotas prairie, coniferous

and deciduous forest biomes. The programs mission is to protect and perpetuate, in an undisturbed natural state, those lands and waters embracing natural features of exceptional scientific and educational value. SNAs are open to the public for hiking, nature photography, bird watching, snowshoeing and other activities that don't disturb the natural conditions. Some SNAs are open to hunting. SNAs are intended to give people the opportunity to experience undisturbed nature. Thus, signs and

Peggys Potpourri
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, was of English descent, but with deep and wide Virginia roots. His father and paternal grandparents were Virginians; his mother was born in London to English parents. Jefferson's father, Peter Jefferson, was a surveyor and cartographer, as well as a Virginia land-owner and planter. He and Joshua Fry, another surveyor, created the Fry-Jefferson Map of 1751, which for the first time accurately showed the Allegheny Mountains, and noted the route of what was later called The Great Wagon Road from Virginia to Philadelphia. Jefferson's mother, Jane Randolph, is seldom mentioned in his writings, but she played a critical role in managing the household of this prominent family. When her husband died in 1757, she had eight children living, the oldest 17, the youngest only two years old. Long before he became president, Thomas Jefferson played an influential part in Virginia colonial and revolutionary life - he was a lawyer, scholar, and statesman. He served in the Second Continental Congress and wrote the text of the Declaration of Independence. He also served as Governor of Virginia, American Minister to France, Secretary of State under Washington and Vice President under Adams. As President, he was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, aided the Lewis and Clark expedition, and established West Point. His wife, Martha Wayles Skelton, died while he was president. He was the father of five daughters and one son. Only two daughters lived to adulthood. "The government is best that governs least."....Thomas Jefferson

I recently purchased a copy of Thomas Jeffersons Cookbook. It is recipes that he hand copied while an American Minister to France. Apparently he enjoyed good food and brought these recipes back with him to be used at his home in Monticello. There are notes and hints from his wife and daughter too. Very interesting reading. Most of the recipes are very labor intensive and I havent tried to make one yet. I will include a reicpe fromt his book from time to time. Here is a list of Rules to be Observed in Made Dishes written by Martha Jefferson Randolph, his daughter.

Rules to be Observed in Made Dishes

If cream is to be used in them it must never be suffered to boil after it is put in, for fear of its turning. Lemon juice or mushroom pickle should be put in just as you are about to serve them, otherwise they will curdle. The sauce should be smooth and of the thickness of cream. Made dishes with a brown sauce should be a good thickness. Care must be taken in seasoning that no one article should predominate and that your dish should be free from scum and fat.

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On Wednesday evening, September 4, at approximately 10 pm, the Todd County Sheriff s Department received a call of a domestic situation at Camp Smore on Hwy 71, Long Prairie. The caller indicated that Christine Nauer, 39, of rural Long Prairie, has assaulted an individual with a knife. Nauer was arrested at the scene by Todd County Deputies. The victim, Dennis Poynter, 43, also of rural Long Prairie, was transported to CentraCare Hospital, Long Prairie, by the Long Prairie ambulance. He was treated for his injuries and released. Nauer is being held at the Todd County Detention Center on charges of second degree assault. Long Prairie Police Departmentand Long Prairie ambulance assisted at the scene. Camp Smore is located north of Long Prairie on Hwy 71 near the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hope Drive.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Knife assault at Camp Smore

Letter from the Country

It has been rather busy around our home (as if that is odd) and we have a new family member. Morten from Norway has come to stay with us as an exchange student until June of next year. Morten flew in to the Fargo airport late Saturday afternoon on August 31. He had a long flight with a five hour delay but finally arrived. We have been awaiting his arrival for a couple of weeks and are very glad he

Monster from the deep

We rose early on Sunday morning to the sound of the phone ringing. Our son, Damon, who is a lineman for the regional electric company, was calling. There was a power outage and he had to go to work. He wondered if Zane could come over while he was gone. For Zane, there are few things better than going to Grandpa and Nannas house. For us, we enjoy nothing more than the opportunity to spend time with him. The sun was coming up when Zane bounded out of the truck as Damon made a quick stop. Zanes first words were, Shall we go fishing? What else is there to do at six A.M. on a Sunday morning. Sleep was certainly out of the question. We changed clothes, jumped in the Mule, and headed down the hill to the lake. We were barely off shore when my wife caught the first fish of the day. We trolled toward the old cottonwood tree to fish for By Walter Scott the big ones. She caught another on the way and also caught the first one when we tied up. I had not gotten so much as a bite by the time she pulled in her eighth fish. Zane was keeping right up with me. Neither of us had landed a fish while Nanna caught crappie, bluegill, and several respectable bass. Zane and I are both experts at reading the type of lure that will catch the most fish. My wife goes more with the theory; the one that is on the line is good enough, because it is too much bother to change. It took almost an hour of catching nothing before Zane and I both traded our scientifically chosen lures for one that looked just like the one that happened to be on Nannas rod. Our luck changed almost immediately. Fishing became much more interesting. There are some things that make good spectator sports. Fishing is not one of them. If I am not catching fish, I do not want to watch somebody else do it. The wind was picking up as we fished our way to the dam. I turned off the motor and we floated back toward the far end. When we got as far back into the snags and fallen trees as we dared to go, we trolled all the way back to the dam. Going back and forth like this, we covered several different areas where fish reside. The crappie were deep, in the middle of the lake. We caught bass along the weed beds on the edges and over the wing dams. Bluegill hid among the branches of fallen trees near the shallow end of the lake. We all had fishing action for several hours. We were at the dam and going to make one more drift pass as it was well past time for breakfast. Zane was in the front of the boat with his bare feet hanging over the edge just above the water. I was in the back, getting ready to turn while he reeled his line in. I said something to him as he lifted his lure out of the water. He looked at me just as a bass jumped out of the water and tried to get his lure. The combination of his not paying attention to his lure and seeing something out of the corner of his eye coming at him only inches from his feet, sent him over backwards in the boat. We had been talking about how big fish could get in our lake about the time something attacked him. My wife and I were both surprised he didnt fall off the other side of the boat. I have been startled by aggressive bass to the point of jerking the lure away from them, but it is much more fun to watch it happen to someone else. Zane was scared and shaken, but at least he didnt get got by what he thought for a second was the monster from the deep.

Front: Morten, Emma, Casey, and Hunter; Back: Stacey (me), Rod, and Zach is here. Arriving so close to school starting did not give Morten any time to tour the school, set his schedule or get much rest before the first day started. We kept him pretty busy over Labor Day weekend bear hunting, four wheeling, playing badminton , BBQing, meeting family and he was invited to a bonfire to meet the other exchange students and classmates as well. We have been getting to know Morten and he seems like he will fit into our family just fine. He is a very talented artist and can skateboard extremely well. He plans to try basketball and has joined the band and choir. He plays percussion, guitar, piano and harmonica. Quite a kid! Our kids have been very good at showing Morten around and they all seem to get along really well. Hunter and Morten have hit it off nicely and its fun to see them hang out together. Upon arrival, Morten brought our family a few gifts. A hardcover book about Norway, amazing chocolate and cheese with a slicer. His mother who is a potter and made a small bowl for us as well. It is really beautiful. Morten was introduced to much of my family over the Labor Day weekend and if he can survive all of that I think he will adjust just fine to our family. The first day of school was a little overwhelming for Morten as we had to get a schedule, find his locker, and then the students were all to meet in the gym for orientation. He hadnt had a chance to find any classrooms before school started so it was kind of a crazy day trying to figure it all out. He survived though and we adjusted his schedule to ensure all his required classes were met. My other three children all seemed to adjust back to school life without too much difficulty. Emma likes homework so she immediately came home to get her work done. Casey, Hunter and Morten were given no homework the first day so they were happy. Now to get everyone into a routine so this school year goes smoothly for everyone. Weekends are always busy at our First day of school house but we let the kids sleep in on Saturday. Morten took full advantage of this luxury sleeping until 10:30 this past Saturday. Sunday was a potluck at church and Morten was again amazed at all the food Americans eat. We told him to plan on packing on a few pounds while staying in America. He in return bought running shoes and started training. I have running shoes as well-they just have never taken me running as of yet. Not much else to report as of now. With work, school, photo sessions and the kids I stay so busy I dont have time to remember even if there was more to tell. Until next time, Stacey

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p.m. on March 26, 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 30, 2013 OneWest Bank, FSB 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 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060

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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: April 13, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $32,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Garth William Johnson and Judith Catherine Johnson, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100055401260275286 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: IndyMac Bank, F.S.B. SERVICER: OneWest Bank, FSB DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed April 20, 2007, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 448533 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: OneWest Bank, FSBLEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots Nineteen (19) and Twenty (20) of Block Two (2) in Kilburn's Fourth Addition to Townsite of Bertha PROPERTY ADDRESS: 101 Cherry St Nw, Bertha, MN 56437 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 29-0020000 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $24,604.74 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 26, 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

Todd County Board of Commissioners Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on August 20, 2013
Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 20th day of August, 2013 at 9:00 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Neumann. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All members present. Approval of Agenda On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the agenda with the following additions. 1. Rainbow Rider Contract Routine Business On motion by Kircher and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the July 16, 2013 Regular Board Minutes as read. On motion by Kneisl and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Commissioner Warrant numbers 35200 thru 35354 in the amount of $122,608.17. On motion by Erickson and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve HHS Commissioner Warrant in the amount of $43,090.50. On motion by Kneisl and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve advertising to purchase a motor pool vehicle, not to exceed the budgeted amount of 20,000 for 2013 plus insurance

reimbursements and trade in allowances. On motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve a one year On Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License for Rodney Lanners, for Eagle Mountain, Inc starting Sept. 15, 2013. On motion by Blessing and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve a one day dance license for the American Legion Post 417 to hold a street dance outside in the parking lot on August 24, 2013. On motion by Erickson and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve a one day On Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License for the American Legion Post 417, Little Sauk to serve beer at the street dance on August 24, 2013. On motion by Kircher and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve contract with Rainbow Rider for county transportation services for CY 2014 in the amount of $60,000. Public Works On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: AMENDMENT TO BOARD ACTION 20130122-20 WHEREAS, on January 22nd, 2013 the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved Board Action 20130122-20 which requested the Minnesota Department of Transportation to remove the temporary state aid designation of County State Aid Highway #54 in the City of Staples and revoke the jurisdiction of said roadway to the City of Staples per the 2008 Todd County/City of Staples Cooperative Construction Agreement for the turnback project of the old Trunk Highway #10. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners amend BA 20130122-20 to correct the legal description and to clarify that Todd County transfers all jurisdiction of the road and property received from the State of Minnesota per recorded Document #485277 to the City of Staples. (On file in the Administration and Recorders Office). On motion by Blessing and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Public Works Department to combine the 2013 projects with similar type projects that are currently scheduled for construction in the summer of 2014 and bid all the projects together under one contract for construction in the Fall of 2014 as per Minnesota Statute 371.25 and Minnesota Statute 471.345. Todd County Solid Waste On motion by Kneisl and second by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve hire of Michael Zimmermann as Part Time Truck Driver, 24 hours per week, Grade 17 Step 4.

Public Notice: County Ditch 8

Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a Public Informational Meeting will be held on Monday September 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm. It will be held in the Commissioners Board Room on the third level of the Historic Courthouse located at 215 1st Ave South, Long Prairie, MN 56347. This Informational Meeting is to discuss a Repair Petition that has been submitted to maintain portions of County Ditch 8 located in Ward Township. All interested landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend this Informational Meeting. County Commissioner David Kircher, County Ditch Inspector Nancy Uhlenkamp, and Ditch Attorney Kurt Deter will be present. If any additional information is needed before this meeting, please contact Nancy Uhlenkamp County Ditch Inspector located at Public Works, 44 Riverside Drive, Long Praire, MN, 56347, Phone 320-533-4651, email: HYPERLINK ""

Soil, Water & Conservation On motion by Erickson and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Property Owners: Angelo & Marjorie Smieja. The existing building will be utilized for office and to store small items. Large items displayed outside. Use Permit to operate an internet auction site selling misc machinery, autos, boats with one or two auctions per week. Granted with the following conditions:1) Adequate parking must be provided to ensure that there is no parking on Hwy 71 and No Parking signs posted in driveway area. 2) Document that the Department of Transportation approves of entrance off Highway 71. On motion by Erickson and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Property Owners: William and Anna Swartzentruber. After the Fact Conditional Use Permit (1) to operate a commercial sawmill in the existing 26x48 ft building and to expand onto the building an additional 32 ft; (2) to establish a temporary housing unit for family members. A home already existing on the site and is to be used as the temporary house is under the 1280 sq ft requirement. Existing abandoned mobile home will be removed from the site by the end of 2013. Granted as presented with conditions: (1) Sawmill hours are daylight hours; (2) fence be installed around all sawdust piles to control drift onto neighbors property; (3) existing abandoned mobile home be remove and all log and slab stockpiles be moved to the north side of the existing sawmill building in the location where the mobile home will be taken out; (4) A 6 ft solid privacy fence be installed along the south property line to start 400 ft west of County #77 and run west 200 feet; (5) A conforming sewer system be installed by October 30th for the main dwelling and for the temporary house; (6) Land Use Permits must be obtained and after the fact fees paid for all structures constructed without permits; (7) A one year review of the site. On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: RESOLUTION FINDING NO NEED FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) FOR THE PROPOSED SUBDIVISION KANDOTA

LANDING ON FAIRY LAKE WHEREAS, Charles Anderson has applied for a Conditional Use Permit to create a subdivision located on Fairy Lake, Part of Govt Lot 1, Section 29 and part of Govt lot 5, Section 20, Kandota Township, and; THEREFORE, the Todd County Board of Commissioners resolves to adopt the following findings of fact and decision on the need for an EIS. (Complete document on file in the Administration Office). On motion by Erickson and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize expenditure of funds for cost sharing replacement septic systems as listed on the supporting documents. Four landowners selected for cost share using MPCA and BWSR grant funds are listed on supporting documents. A total of $2,049.90 in MPCA funds and $18,315.10 in BWSR funds will be allocated for replacement system cost share. Health & Human Services On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the hire of Megan Beaudry, health education coordinator, effective start date is September 3, 2013. On motion by Kircher and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Tobacco Application License for the Hub Supper Club, Burtrum, MN. Annex and Elevator Renovation Update Earl Fuechtmann, Contegrity Group and Stephan Howe, Studio E gave their monthly update on the construction on the annex and on the elevator. Todd County Sheriff s Department Retirement recognition for Bob Cuchna, Dispatch Supervisor was given for his service of 21 years to Todd County. Commissioners Report Kircher announced Burtrum was having their Heritage Days this weekend. Kneisl reported the Todd County Fair went well this year. Blessing announced Staples was celebrating Rail Road Days this weekend. Adjourn On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl the meeting was adjourned for the month of August.

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Tigers top EV Rebels 3-0

By Mary Irsfeld The Browerville Tigers hosted the Eagle Valley Rebels last Thursday evening. The Tigers came out on top 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-15). We were aggressive with our offense. Middendorf ran our quick offense consistently and threw in some back row sets at key times. Our hitters were ready but we still need to get them to tell our setter they're ready. We've been keying in on our communication at practices and we lacked consistency with communication throughout the match. Defensively, I was pleased with our serve receive, free balls, and our desire to keep the ball alive. Eagle Valley struggled with net violations and attacking errors but we continued to stay focused and play aggressively. It was a nice conference win for us. We played well as a team and gained confidence going forward. Crystal Pearson led our attackers with 12 kills while Kendra Buchta had 7 kills and 4 ace serves. Katelyn Middendorf put up 26 set assists on the night. The Tigers will host the Swanville Bulldogs on Tuesday and travel to Upsala on Thursday to take on the Cardinals. On Saturday, the Tigers host the Browerville Invitational. Go Tigers!

Tiger Football Bows To U.S.A.

The Tiger boys hosted U.S.A. to open up their home season on Friday, September 9th. After a good effort, the Tigers bowed to U.S.A. with a score of 40-20. No further information on the game was available.

Tiger Sports Browerville Public School Lunch Menu

Mon. Sept. 16: Corn dogs, FF, green beans, baked beans, apple, orange, milk Tue. Sept. 17: Chicken chow mein, rice, noodles, green beans, fortune cookie, pineapple chunks, pear slices, milk Wed. Sept. 18: BBQ pork or turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, peas, orange, peach slices, milk Thur. Sept. 19: Chili or chicken noodle soup/crackers, ham sandwich, carrots, broccoli, applesauce, fruit cocktail, milk Fri. Sept. 20: Chicken or beef taco boat/fixings, corn, peach slices, apple, milk Mon. Sept. 16: JVFB @ WCA, 4:30 Tue. Sept. 17: VB @ Osakis, 6:15; JHVB hosts Osakis, 4:30; JHFB @ OTC, 4:30 Thur. Sept. 19: 9 & 10 FB hosts OTC, 4:30 Fri. Sept. 20: FB @OTC, 7:00

School Is Open Please Drive Safely Watch For Children Crossing Streets

Football Fest
Before Browerville Tiger Home Games 5:30 - 6:30 pm Pregame cookout by the pool Enjoy high school athletics Support our Tigers Game start time 7:00 pm

Like most farm accidents, they occurred during everyday activities. The fact is farming and farms are dangerous. There are hazards literally everywhere you look. Safety hazards shouldnt deter you from youR farm or from moving to one. However, thinking about safety and making it a part of everything you do on your farm is important. Make your farm a safer place, and youll be able to thrive on it. Here are 20 farm-safety tips for you to consider: Farm Buildings and Grounds Perform a safety check of buildings and grounds for obvious fire hazards and hazardous materials. Store farm chemicals securely where kids and animals can't access them. Then make a list of the chemicals for firefighters in the event of a fire on your property. Keep weeds and grasses trimmed so tractor and ATV drivers won't run into hidden obstacles and holes that can cause the vehicle to overturn. Maintain clean and neat work areas with tools stored out of the way. Establish a safety boundary around gas and diesel fuel tanks and other flammable substances. Personal Farm Safety Don't wear loose clothing around equipment or work areas. Use safety equipment the way it was intended. That means appropriate gloves, hearing protection and safety eyewear, not to mention face masks and respirators when working in dusty conditions. Always have a helper nearby when entering grain bins, breeding pens or other high-risk areas. Discuss safety concerns with children as you explain safe handling and operating procedures. Practice what you preach, and they will practice it, too. Tractors and Implements Keep tractor roll-over protection struc-

tures in place. If you have a tractor without one, get it installed today and while youre at it, buckle your seat belt. Prohibit riders on tractor fenders, hitches, attachments or implements. Shield all PTO-powered equipment drive shafts, and keep kids at a distance from them. Never start or run gas or diesel engines in an enclosed area without being assured of good ventilation. Outfit tractors and farm trucks with fire extinguishers and first aid kits. Never exit a tractor or truck without placing it in park or engaging the emergency brakes. Never leave running power equipment unattended. Check and maintain equipment, especially hydraulic hoses and electrical cables showing cracks or other signs of wear. Livestock Keep animals in good health. An animal in pain and discomfort can react aggressively. Treat farm animals with respect. If understand their behavior, you'll be ready for their actions. Take extra care with farm animals at breeding and birthing FOR KIDS Farms are fun places with all that fresh air, sunshine, and room to run around. But they're also places where real work gets done. And some of that work involves equipment that can be dangerous if someone doesn't know how to be safe. Kids who live on farms really need to know what it takes to be safe. They probably help out on the farm and need to know the safety rules that can prevent injuries. According to the National Safety Council, farming is one of America's most hazardous jobs. Kids ages 10 to 14 are at high risk for injury, often because they take on a job or task

that they aren't ready to handle. Safety Around Equipment Take a look around any farm. How many different pieces of equipment do you see? And how many are bigger than you are? These machines may look pretty cool, but the bottom line is that kids should not operate farm machinery. Pickup trucks, tractors, threshers, lawn mowers, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are powerful machines. But these machines and all other types of farm equipment are not safe for kids to ride on (even with an adult present), play on, or even be around, no matter whether they are in use or not. It's really easy to get thrown from a tractor, thresher, or riding mower. Here are some more tips to remember around equipment: Never ride in the back of a pickup truck or on the fender of a tractor. Never get on a tractor as an extra rider. Stay out of the path of moving equipment. Don't use electric power tools without adult supervision and always use protective equipment like gloves and goggles. Safety Around Animals One of the greatest things about farms is how many different kinds of animals are there like pigs, cows, horses, sheep, and chickens. But these animals are different from dogs, cats, or other house pets. Farm animals are often bigger (horses and cows, for instance). And whether they are big or small, they may not be friendly to people. A horse might kick you, for instance. All farm animals need to be treated with respect and care. When you are around farm animals, be calm, move slowly, avoid making sudden jerks or movements, and always approach them from the front so they can see what you are doing. Don't scream or run around them because it will upset them.

Here's some more advice to follow when you're around animals: A mother with her young will be protective and she may attack anyone who comes close. Always wear a helmet and other protective gear when riding a horse. If you want to approach an animal, ask an adult who knows the animal to approach it with you. The animal will be less nervous and less likely to become upset. And after you've been around farm animals, be sure to wash your hands with warm water and soap. Animals can carry germs that cause infections. If you get those germs on your hands and then touch your mouth or eyes, you might get sick. Safety Around Poisons, Chemicals, and Fertilizers Kids shouldn't be in contact with poisons, chemicals, or fertilizers. But how do you know if something is dangerous to touch or smell? The label may say "caution," "poison," or "danger." Some of these chemicals are toxic (say: toksik) or poisonous. Stay away from areas where these dangerous substances are stored and never open the containers. If you have younger brothers and sisters, be sure they don't touch these items either. If they have easy access to them, you might want to ask your parents to store them somewhere else, where little hands can't reach them. Manure (the excrement, or poop, of livestock) is often used on farms as fertilizer for the soil. Although many people consider it to be safer than chemical fertilizers, in large quantities and in enclosed spaces manure can produce deadly gases. Kids shouldn't work with manure or be around manure pits or storage areas. Safety Around Storage Areas In addition to all the temptations of equipment and animals, farms may

have a barn or storage areas separate from the house. They may seem like great places to explore but you need to be careful there, too. It's easy to fall from ladders and lofts in barns and storage areas. Never ride on a grain wagon or enter a silo or grain bin. It's easy to be trapped by flowing grain, and the closed storage areas can fill in seconds and lead to suffocation. What to Do in an Emergency Sometimes, even if you follow all the rules, there can be an accident. Knowing what to do in an emergency can save someone's life. Ask your parent about learning CPR. If CPR classes for kids are available in your community, you should be sure to learn these lifesaving skills. If someone gets hurt while using equipment: Turn off the equipment right away (if it is safe to do so) and call for help. Call 911 or your local emergency number to get assistance. Be ready to tell the person who answers what the problem is and exactly where the accident happened.. Don't move the person by yourself unless he or she is in danger and you won't get hurt doing so. The person might have a head or neck injury, and moving him or her can make these injuries worse. If someone is hurt while around an animal: Don't approach the angry animal. Call out for help right away. Don't move the person by yourself unless he or she is in danger and you won't get hurt while moving the person. If someone gets hurt by a chemical or other substance, ask an adult to call the poison control center or 911, if necessary. By knowing farm safety rules, you can protect yourself, your friends, and family on the farm.

Stracks Collision Center / Area Graphics Plus 594-2257 Long Prairie Packing 732-2171 Konetzkos Meat Market 594-2915 American Heritage National Bank 594-2215 Duanes Repair & The Gallery 594-6189

Clarissa/Eagle Bend 756-2112 Farmers Co-op Feed Store 594-2711 Country Financial - 594-6410 Allen Hoelscher Marty Host Browerville Hardware, Appliance, Floor Covering, & Rental Center 594-6012 Three Star Construction, Inc. 594-6373

Central Todd County Care Center, Inc. 756-3636 Todd County Transfer Station M-F 8-4:30 Sat 8-12 Holidays Call 594-2210 Unlimited Video & Golf Clarissa 756-2522 Land OLakes, Inc. 594-2211 Thread Shed I 594-6423

Statema Backhoe Service LLC 594-6347 Northern Star Cooperative 732-3422 Karen Asfeld Tax Service 594-7000 Sellnow Law Office 732-1919 Browerville Blade
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 from the 6/26/13 Board meeting. VOTE-U/C MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY Gaida to amend the 6/26/13 motion as follows: To authorize the Freshwater district to name Rob Blankenfeld/Thune Insurance Network, for employee benefits consulting & brokerage services and to solicit proposals (in accordance with any Applicable Minnesota law) for group medical coverage (which may include proposals for multiple coverage options, including high deductible options) for the Districts eligible employees to be effective July 1, 2014, for the purpose of addressing the Districts potential liability under the Affordable Care Acts employer responsibility provisions, due to the FY-14 plan year waiver that is in place. VOTE-U/C VOTE to approve the above amended motion-U/C NEW BUSINESS ECFE/SCHOOL READINESSLisa Wick has been hired to fill the ECFE/SR Coordinator vacancy. DONATION: MOTION BY Wolf, 2ND BY Pierce to accept the following donations for the RFF Program: $250-Initiative Foundation. VOTE-U/C SPECIAL EDUCATIONUpdates for local schools. ALC/TARGETED SERVICES/ CREDIT RECOVERY- Updates on summer activities. FY-14 ALC STUDENT HANDBOOK: MOTION BY Veronen, 2ND BY Longbella to approve the FY-14 ALC Student Handbook as proposed. VOTEU/C FY-13 FRESHWATER ALC EXTENDED TIME PROGRAMS: Total revenue retained by sites was $123,019.08. TECHNOLOGYSummer updates CONSULTANTS UPDATES & COMMITTEE MEETINGSUpdates since the last meeting. MEMBER SERVICESFY-13 STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL YEAR-END STATUSReview of final FY-13 progress update. FY-14 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, 2ND BY Funk to approve the FY-14 Freshwater Employee Handbook as presented. VOTEU/C BUSINESS FINANCE: MOTION BY Longbella, 2ND BY Gaida to approve the 6/27-28/2013 cash report, the 7/1/13 through 8/28/13 cash report, and payment of checks numbered 114575 through 114807. VOTE-U/C ACTION TO WRITE-OFF AN INVOICE: MOTION BY Longbella, 2ND BY Wolf, to approve Accounts Receivable write-off for Invoice #11089 in the amount of $922.94, due to a non-resolved residency issue for a targeted services student. VOTE-U/C PERSONNEL TOPICS PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS: MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY Longbella to approve the items as follows: Hiring of Lisa Wick, Beth Fabian, Amy Babler, Kelli McGovern; Increase in hrs. for Lisa Wick, Kim Thoennes, Desiree Achermann, Melissa Burton, Meri Carstenson, Nichole Huotari, Mary Hawes, Joanne Carpenter, Gretchen Noon; Voluntary reduction of Joy Beck, Julie Benning, Beverly Johnson, Deb Baune, Melissa Wright, Brenda Andrews; Lane Change of Jena Osberg; FY14-16 Policy Employee document. VOTE-U/C ADJOURMENT: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, 2ND BY Wolf to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m. VOTE-U/C Preapproved Publication Summary RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: S/S . Chad Longbella, Clerk Freshwater Education District # 6004 TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota 320-732-4420 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM the Todd County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners board room, 215 1st Ave South, Long Prairie, Minnesota to consider the following applications: (1) Barbara Workman: Lake Osakis, Lot 4, Block 1, Meaths Point, Section 33, Leslie Township. Parcel #15-0071700. Site address 13244 Fawn Dr. Variance to allow the two existing storage sheds 8x12 ft and 10x16 ft to remain in their current location of 1 foot from the side property line instead of the required 10 feet. This was tabled at the August meeting for owners to determine lot lines and review options. (2) Jeff & Kathy Stickles: Sauk Lake, Diamond Springs Park, Lots 17-18, Section 13, Birchdale Township. Parcel #03-0048700. Site address 12871 Birch Dr. Variance to construct an 8x12 ft entry porch to be road side of the cabin to be 89 feet from the lake versus the required 100 feet. (3) Steven & Shirley Worms: Big Birch Lake, part of Govt Lot 3, Section 20, Grey Eagle Township. Parcel #11-0029400. Site address 11399 County 47. Variance to (1) add a 4.6x15.9 ft single story addition to the NE corner of the existing cabin (road side); (2) change the flat roofline on the NW corner of the cabin to peak line to match the remaining houses roofline; (3) raise the entire cabin 2 ft, cabin will remain under the 18 ft height limit. Cabin is 12.9 ft from the lake instead of the required 100 feet. Todd County Board of Adjustment Loren Miller, Chairman

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Commissioner Warrants Vendor Name Amount CDW GOVERNMENT INC 5,678.27 CENTRAL APPLICATORS INC 5,574.54 CONTECH CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS 37,253.73 DELL MARKETING L.P. 4,947.78 ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC 3,313.13 HILLYARD 2,110.27 IMPACT TECHNOLOGY 3,927.66 KRIS ENGINEERING 2,514.28 LONG PRAIRIE LEADER 2,140.35 LONG PRAIRIE MACHINERY CO INC 2,040.05 LPGE HS STUDENT COUNCIL 2,312.97 M-R SIGN COMPANY INC 2,299.44 SHIRLEYS GAS & GROCERIES 2,440.43 STAPLES WORLD 4,801.80 Payments less than $2000 41,253.47 Final Total 122,608.17 Health & Human Service Commissioner Warrants # 10981 Foster Care Provider $3,669.78 # 11417 Foster Care Provider $6,409.35 # 16220 Foster Care Provider $5,499.40 Payments less than $2000 $27,511.97 Final Total $43,090.50 On a motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held August 20, 2013 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on September 3, 2013. Witness my hand and seal Randy Neumann, County Board Chairperson Karen Busch, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer Freshwater Education District Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District August 28, 2013 CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Vice-Chair Board Present: R. VanDenheuvel, Bertha-Hewitt; D. Gaida-Browerville; T. Pierce-Eagle Valley; C. Wolf-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle; C. Hasbargen-Menahga; C. Funk-Sebeka; C.LongbellaStaples-Motley; S. VeronenVerndale; W. Perkins-Wadena-Deer Creek Staff and Members: D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka; J. Nesland; L. Murdock; J. Timm; S. Ladwig ADOPTION OF AGENDAMOTION BY Longbella, 2ND BY Funk to approve the agenda as presented. VOTE-U/C APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES-MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, 2ND BY Perkins to approve the 6/26/13 Regular Board meeting minutes as presented. VOTE-U/C STAFF PRESENTATION-J. Timm, ALC Specialist, presented a program update. OLD BUSINESS-Review of 2/20/13 Superintendent meeting summary. AMENDING OF ACA/RFP ACTION FROM 6/26/13 MEETING: MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY Veronen to reconsider the motion

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hensive background investigation. Final job offers will be based on passing a medical evaluation, functional capacity exam and psychological evaluation. The written examination will tentatively be held Oct. 5 at the following locations Bemidji State University.; Cloquet Forestry Center; Central Lakes College, Brainerd; Minneapolis Convention Center. All communication will be handled electronically. Applicants must have an updated email address on their resume or they may not be contacted by the DNR. . For more information on becoming a DNR conservation officer and to apply for the position, visit the website at s/hiring.html. A link near the bottom of the page will take applicants to the job posting. To ensure consideration for this position, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to posting number 131743000001 by checking the apply for this job box at the bottom of the job announcement.

Mille Lacs Lake area anglers face heavy fines

Many local residents assume anglers from outside their community commit most of the fishing violations on area lakes, but thats not always the case, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Recently, three anglers, including a married couple that lives along Mille Lacs Lake, were charged with over-limits of fish and face heavy fines and restitution. Richard E. Southworth, 70, and Linda J. Southworth, 59, of Isle were recently charged by DNR conservation officers with a gross over-limit of 52 walleye. During a routine check on Mille Lacs Lake, the couple was found with three lines in the water. Later it was discovered that they were in possession of 26 bags of fish. Restitution for the 49 Mille Lacs walleye, in addition to three Red Lake walleye, amounts to $1,560. The gross over-limit of wild animals penalty totals $1,000. Toss in another $1,000 for a misdemeanor charge of angling with two hooks or a treble hook and the Southworths face nearly $6,000 in fines and restitution if convicted. Seized in the investigation were a boat, rods and reels, and their fishing licenses. Edwin F. Seidl, 65, also of Isle, finds himself in the same boat. DNR conservation officers caught him with an illegal 13-inch walleye while fishing Mille Lacs Lake. Further investigation found Seidl in posses-

DNR begins recruiting process for new officers

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expects to hire up to 18 conservation officers for an academy anticipated to start in April 2014. Applications open Aug. 26 and close Sept. 13. Conservation officers work to ensure public safety and compliance with state game and fish, recreational vehicle, and natural resource commercial operation laws. Applicants must have a valid Minnesota Peace Officer's License, or be eligible to be licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) prior to the time conditional job offers are made, or complete basic police training and be certified as a full-time peace officer in a state or federal law enforcement agency with which Minnesota has reciprocity, and pass the P.O.S.T. Board reciprocity exam by the time conditional job offers are made. Candidates must pass the general written exam to be admitted to other portions of the exam/selection process. Other portions of the process will include oral interviews and completion of a compre-

additional 16 walleyes and a northern pike from the lake. Seidel was 15 walleye over the legal limit and charged with misdemeanor possession. The possession limit on Mille Lacs Lake is two walleye with a slot restriction of 18-20 inches. Restitution for the fish is $610 along with a $400 fine. This is Conservation Officer (CO) Chris Tetraults first year on the lake after graduating from the CO Academy earlier this year. Im seeing a lot of illegal length fish being taken from Mille Lacs Lake, the Islebased officer said. Tetrault noted that he seized 120 illegal fish from anglers in July alone, something long-time Mille Lacs Lake COs had never seen before. That may not seem like a lot of fish, but when you can legally keep two walleye from 18 to 20 inches, and violators are taking 49 walleye in one instance, 16 in another instance, five from another person, and the rest illegally taking one or two fish per person, it adds up quickly, Tetrault said. In this instance local residents were discovered with gross over-limit and misdemeanor cases within a mile of each other. With the lake encompassing 120 miles of shoreline were likely catching only 2 to 5 percent of the violators who either visit or reside on the lake, Tetrault said. The Southworths and Seidl are scheduled to appear in Aitkin County court in October. Busts that start as routine fish or fishing license checks have proven very effective for DNR conservation officers. A routine patrol earlier this year on Lake Winnibigoshish netted three men with 203 yellow perch or 83 over the legal limit. Fines, restitution, and court costs totaled $3,300. In 2012, the sharp eye of a conservation officer netted an Otsego man with 413 sunfish and 30 crappies over the legal limit. The gross misdemeanor offense contained a restitution value for the fish of $2,000. Catching fish poachers is never easy because it's rare that officers actually see the crime in action. The average Minnesota officer patrols about 650 square miles, so it's impossible for officers to watch every lake. Thats why we need the public's help,'' Tetrault said. We need all the eyes and ears we can get. Anyone witnessing a fish or wildlife violation is encouraged to contact the 24-hour, toll-free Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 800-652-9093. Cell phone users can dial #TIP.

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Funding available for shoreland vegetation projects

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is making $225,000 available for grant proposals for restoring native aquatic habitat across the state. Individual grant requests can range from $25,000 to $100,000. This program provides costshare grants to counties, cities, watershed districts, other local units of government, conservation groups and lake associations to conduct aquatic habitat restoration projects with native plants to improve fish and wildlife habitat. Projects on private properties will have at least 75 percent of the frontage restored with an adjacent buffer zone that is at least 25 feet deep or wide. The focus of these projects must be on re-establishing vegetation for fish and wildlife habitat. Funds cannot be used for rock riprap stabilization or permanent wave breaks. Grants recipients will be reimbursed for a maximum of 75 percent of the total project costs. Applicants must be able to fund at least 25 percent of the total project costs from non-state sources. Matching funds may be cash; volunteer labor; and in-kind contributions of materials, equipment and services. "This is an opportunity for lake associations, local communities and conservation organizations to help enhance native shoreline vegetation and fish habitat in their local lakes, streams and rivers," said John Hiebert, DNR lake habitat consultant. "Since 1999, more than 350 restoration projects have been funded, restoring more than 136,000 feet of shoreline. Applications for grants are available on the DNR website at reland.html or by calling the DNR at 888-646-6367. Completed grant applications are due Friday, Nov. 8. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2014. Funds will be made available after July 1, 2014. The grants are funded from state lottery proceeds deposited in the Heritage Enhancement Account. Grants are administered through the DNRs Fish and Wildlife Division. Projects are selected and designed with guidance from local DNR fisheries managers.

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Adam J. Farhat, Edina, under age possess alcohol-$190.00 Erica L. Fitterer, New Lenox, IL, 84/70-$135.00 Adam J. Farhat, Edina, underage alcohol possession-$190.00 Erica L. Fitterer, New Lenox, IL, 84/70-$135.00 James A. Fitzgerald, Twin Valley, careless driving-$185.00 Matthew L. L. Gordon, Fargo, ND, open bottle-$190.00 Michael D. Hall, St. Paul, no seat belt used-$110.00 David F. Hayden, Minnetonka, 80/70-$130.00 Brent A. Kompelien, Ramsey, window tint too dark-$135.00 Travis R. Kunz, Eagle Bend, loud exhaust-$140.00 James A. Loxterkamp, Swanville, 65/55-$125.00 Steven R. Martin, Browerville, inattentive driving-$130.00 Ryan P. McGivern, Marshfield, WI, 95/70-$225.00; unsafe passing on shoulder-$50.00; careless driving-$100.00 Paul H. McCurdy, St. Paul, no seat belt used-$110.00 Ruben Z. R. Mendoza Zamora, Long Prairie, 70/60-$125.00 Thomas R. Mikkelson, Osakis, 64/55-$130.00 Steven J. Ness, Long Prairie, no proof insurance-$285.00 Theresea B. Reyes, Andover, 80/70-$125.00 Matthew E. Virnig, Brainerd, 65/55-$125.00

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Sheriffs Report
A male party call from his residence on Agate Drive to report the theft of a .22 caliber rifle, electrical cords, and some garden hoses. The theft occurred between June 14 and August 30. On September 2, at 5:28 pm, the sheriff s office received a call from Monica Krebsbach reporting a blue and silver TREK Hybrid Comfort bike with two water bottle holders and a TREK speedometer was taken from her residence on County 46. The bike was taken between August 21 and September 2. At 4:37 pm, September 3, the sheriff s office received a report of a two boat accident on Fairy Lake, Section 20, Kandota Township. Gary Reins, rural Sauk Centre, driving an Alumacraft struck Stanley Patyk, Sauk Centre, in a Lund fishing boat. Patyk had been trolling on the northwest side of the lake when Reins struck his boat. Patyk, Reins or his three passengers were not injured. Reins boat received minimal damage; Patyks boat sustained moderate damage to the right (starboard) side. Sauk Centre Police, Sauk Centre Fire and Rescue, Sauk Centre Ambulance, MN State Patrol, and MN DNR assisted at the scene. On September 4, at 3:44 pm, a two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of County Roads 11 and 38, Section 10, Reynolds Township. Timothy Klassen, rural Little Falls, driving a Dodge Ram truck east on County 38, proceeded through the intersection and struck the drivers side of a Mercury Tracer, driven by Anna Bulcher, rural Bertha, as she was traveling north on County 11. Bulcher was transported to CentraCare Hospital in Long Prairie where she was treated for her injuries. Her vehicle was a total loss. Klassen was not injured and his truck sustained minor front end damage. At 3:23 pm, September 6, Melisa Brever, rural Long Prairie, struck the rear of Christina Guitirrec-Garcias 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee with her 1995 Dodge Stratus on County 86 when Guitirrec-Garcia was attempting to make a left turn onto 221st Ave. No one was injured and there was only slight damage to the two vehicles. On September 8, at approx. 1:35 pm, the sheriff s department responded to an accident on County 38, approx. 1/2 mile west of Long Prairie. A Kia Sedona, driven by Eileen Hayes, rural Long Prairie, entered the ditch and struck a road sign and driveway approach causing moderate damage to her vehicle. Hayes did not suffer any apparant injuries. Heavy rain was a contribting factor in the accident. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-7322157 or 1-800-794-5733.


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WTY-JT Joseph A Peterson etux to Matthew R Lundquist etux 8-1313 Lot 1 Blk 1 Lawrence Lake Woods rec 8-15-13 WTY Kevin L Bruder etux to James L Ritter 8-15-13 Lot 7 Blk 1 Maynards Add to Long Prairie rec 8-15-13 QCD Robert C Lee etux to Robert C Lee Revocable Trust, deed dated 8-12-13 entire 1/2 int in pt Lot 1, all Lots 2 & 3, pt Lot 4 Blk 2 OConnor Add to Staples rec 8-1613 QCD Robert C. Lee etux to Betty E Lee Revocable Trust, deed dated 8-12-13 entire 1/2 int in pt Lot 1, all Lots 2 & 3, pt Lot 4 Blk 2 OConnor Add to Staples rec 8-16-13 TRUSTEES DEED Jeziorski Family Revocable Trust to Staples Economic Development Authority, deed dated 8-15-13 pt Lot 8 Blk 9 OT Staples Mill rec 8-19-13 QCD St of MN/Comm of Transportation to Staples Township 7-113 pt NW4SW4 2-133-33, pt Reserve Lot A & B Park Add to Staples, pt NE4SW4 2-133-33, pt Lots 1,2,3,4,5 Blk 1 Knosallas Subd, pt SW4SE4 2-133-33, pt SW4SE4 2-133-33 rec 8-19-13 LIMITED WTY Secy of Housing and Urban Development of Washington DC to Sheldon Marcyes etal deed dated 8-15-13 pt SW4SE4 35-130-35 rec 8-19-13 WTY Bruce O Hall to Trustees of the Janice M Hall Restated Trust Agreement dated 6-26-01, deed dated 9-16-11 NE4SW4 3127-32 rec 8-19-13 WTY Norman E Kuhn to Daniel J Orth 8-15-13 Lot 8 & pt Lot 9 Blk 10 OT Stapels rec 8-20-13 WTY Bridget Butler to Damon C Butler 7-8-13 Lots 3 & 4 Blk 2 Townsite of Grey Eagle rec 8-20-13 WTY Damon C Butler to Kenneth Messer 8-12-13 Lots 3 & 4 Blk 2 Townsite of Grey Eagle rec 820-13 WTY Scott C Becker etux to

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) August 30: Daniel R. Schillinger, Swanville, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 60 days, placed of formal supervised probation, and ordered to attend two sober support meetings per week, contact his sponsor and agent two times per week, maintain employment and update his chemical use assessment.

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Curtis K. Emmert, Eagle Bend, fail to obtain burning permit$140.00 Seth M. Kern, Clarissa, underage consumption-$185.00 Jack F. Nelson, Staples, underage alcohol possession-$190.00 Amber H. Terhaar, Long Prairie, no PFD-$115.00 Long Prairie Police Gilberto Gallardo Reyes, Long Prairie, no valid license-$185.00; brake light violation-$40.00 Kevin P. Thole, Long Prairie, no insurance-$285.00 Steven J. Villasenor, Long Prairie, drive after cancellation$290.00 Staples Police Jacob L. Anderson, Crookston, no seat belt used-$110.00 Patrick R. Case, Staples, no proof insurance-$285.00 Simone D. Djuren, Motley, 40/30-$125.00 Matthew L. Olson, Staples, drive after revocation-$285.00; no proof insurance-$200.00 Karen A. Sam, Brainerd, 5th degree assault-$135.00, 90 days Mathew D. Schwichtenberg, Staples, no proof insurance$285.00; drive after revocation$200.00

Loren R. VanVickle, Motley, drive after suspension-$285.00 Treasure M. Weekley, St. Cloud, no seat belt used-$110.00 Eagle Bend Police Ibrahim K. Abushumays, Oceanside, CA, 58/30-$190.00 Vance A. Burger, Bertha, drive after suspension-$285.00 DNR Charles L. Blankenship, Long Prairie, hunt illegally-$190.00; transport loaded firearm-$100.00 Andrew C. Eding, St. Cloud, underage liquor possession$185.00 MN State Patrol Jamie E. Dewolf, Baxter, 68/55$135.00 ; drive after revocation$200.00 Douglas D. Ahrens, Grey Eagle, no seat belt used-$110.00 Jennifer L. Becker, Long Prairie, 69/55-$135.00 Olaf A. Bommen, Moorhead, no seat belt used-$115.00 Timothy P. Carey, Iron Mountain, 70/60-$125.00 Stephen D. Coates, unknown, 84/70-$135.00 Kelsey B. Daugherty, Waconia, 69/55-$140.00 Daniel J. Day, Long Prairie, no MN drivers license-$185.00 Ronnie D. Dunnigan, Brooklyn Center, no seat belt used-$110.00 Elizabeth T. Erickson, Fargo, ND, 95/70-$230.00

By Rin Porter, District One Commission Member and Vice Chair The Todd County Planning Commission held a public hearing on Sept. 5, 2013, at 7 PM at the Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie. Present were commission members Jim Pratt, Lloyd Graves, Gene Irsfeld, Mike Wiener, and Rin Porter; and staff members Tim Stieber and Linda Bleess. Commissioner Rod Erickson, board liaison, and Dale Katterhagen, SWCD liaison, were absent. There were four items on the agenda. Following are the results of the Planning Commissions deliberations: 1. Charles Anderson, application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to create a subdivision to be named Kandota Landing, in Sec. 29 and Sec. 20 of Kandota Township on Fairy Lake, a Natural Environment Lake. The plat consists of Lots 1 through 14, Block 1, which include 13 residential riparian lots and one residential non-riparian lot. This plat was accepted at the June 6, 2013, Planning Commission meeting and then tabled for a mandatory Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) to be completed. The EAW was completed and given a negative declaration of need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP to the county board with several conditions to protect Fairy Lake and its shoreline. 2. Long Prairie Tractor Parts, owner Shannon Hinnenkamp, application for a CUP to expand the existing business and to add 9.14 acres to the existing parcel of 10.15 acres in Sec. 7 of Round Prairie Township, partly in the Commercial Zone and partly in the AF-1 Zone. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP to the county board with one condition. 3. Karen Zetah, application for a CUP for a Temporary Housing Permit to place a 1,280 sq ft manufactured home on the same site as her existing home, to be occupied by a family member who needs nursing care, in the AF-2 Zone in Sec. 24 of Fawn Lake Township. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP to the county board with the condition that Ms. Zetah meet all requirements of Sec. 9.17 of the Todd County Land Use Ordinance. 4. Darwin and Suzette Sibell, application for a CUP to create a subdivision to be named Sibells Subdivision Two, in Sec. 5 of Gordon Township in the Shoreland Zone of Lake Osakis; and application to rezone that part of the plat which is further than 1,000 feet from the lake from AF-2 to Shoreland General Development. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP for the subdivision with three conditions, and to recommend approval of the rezoning. The next meeting of the Todd County Planning Commission is scheduled for Oct. 3, 2013, at 7 PM at the Historic Courthouse. James R Buderus 8-16-13 SW4 15132-35 rec 8-20-13 WTY Mario Ost etal to James R Buderus 8-16-13 pt S2SE4 8-13135 rec 8-20-13 QCD-JT Betty J Brever to Roselyn Deering etal 11-9-01 NE4NW4 17-132-32 rec 8-20-13 QCD-JT Christopher C Cavallero etux to Ronald Eldred etal 7-9-13 Lot 8 Blk 3 Tauberts Woodland Add to Long Prairie rec 820-13 LIMITED WTY Wells Fargo Bank NA to Secretary of Houseing and Urban Development, deed dated 8-2-13 Lots 4 & 5 Blk 2 Forest Park Add to Staples rec 8-21-13 LIMITED WTY American Natl Bank of MN to Trustee of the Daniel R Struthers Revocable Trust dated 6-7-99, deed dated 8-20-13 Lot 28 Blk 1 Blacks RV Resort CIC #24 rec 8-21-13

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Minnesotas wild rice harvesting season is open annually from Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 but despite the season dates, harvesters must first ensure the rice is ripe before launching their canoes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesotas green rice law does not allow the harvesting of unripe rice. More than 700 lakes and rivers in 31 counties contain significant stands of wild rice, with concentrations of rice being the highest in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca and St. Louis counties. The rice isnt ripening as early as weve observed in some other years, but there should be good picking in early to midSeptember as long as the weather stays mild, said David Kanz, acting Brainerd area wildlife manager. Wild rice is highly dependent on stable water levels through the year. Then, as rice ripens, we need mild weather so rice doesnt fall from the stalk before harvest time. Wild rice is the edible seed of an aquatic grass and is the only cereal grain native to North America. When properly processed and stored, the nutritious grain can be stored for extended periods. One cup of cooked wild rice provides 7 grams of protein; is rich in potassium, zinc and riboflavin; and has nearly twice the fiber of brown rice. In addition to being a traditional food source for Minnesotas early people and an important part of Native American culture, wild rice is an important food staple for migrating waterfowl each fall and the growing plants provide important habitat for fish. Because of the grains importance, harvesting wild rice is regulated in Minnesota. Some guidelines to consider before deciding to harvest wild rice include: Harvest takes place from a nonmotorized canoe, 18 feet or less, using only a push pole or paddles for power. Rice is collected by using two sticks, or flails, to knock mature seeds into the canoe. Flails can be no longer than 30 inches, and must weigh less than one pound each. Harvesting

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launching canoes more challenging. Some lakes and rivers within tribal boundaries are not open to public harvest. Finding a mentor who is willing to share the skills and knowledge can greatly improve success. More information about wild rice management, a list of wild rice buyers and processors, and a partial list of lakes containing wild rice stands is available on the DNR website at

allowlakes/wildrice.html. The 1854 Treaty Authority website also provides updates on some lakes within the 1854 ceded territory in northeastern Minnesota. Harvesting licenses can be purchased online via desktop browser and smartphone at (see wildlife hunting licenses) or any DNR license agent.

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BHS Class of 2026

Daniel Custer

Kerrie Speer lenge for upper classmen. I also hope to serve the community as a volunteer firefighter.

Daniel Custer
This my seventh years of teaching. I taught one year in Brainerd at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School and five years at Parkers Prairie High School. Prior to teaching I ran my own business and was a floor manager for a small furniture company. One of the trainees at the furniture company asked my why I wasnt a teacher, and I went home and thought about it and was enrolled back at St. Cloud State University withing six months. I live in Browerville with my family. We bought a home about seven years ago and love where we live. We all enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling, target shooting, camping, hiking, biking, hockey, golf and football. I would love to introduce some technologies with my seventh and eighth graders, such as mechanical energy, the transfer of energy, and load dynamics. In the future I hope to introduce the Super Mileage Vehicle chal-

Kerrie Speer
I have had eight years of teaching experience between the Alexandria and New York Mills School Districts. I decided to become a teacher after being inspired by three great English teachers in my high school, Lake ParkAudubon. I am currently living in Underwood with my family, but we hope to move soon. My husband, Chuck Speer, is a high school band teacher. We have three children, Dana (18) attends Gustavus-Adolphus College; Jacob (13) is in 9th grade, and Mary (11) is a sixth grader. I want to become an active community member, so I can get to know everyone, and they can get to know me.

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Health and Human Services Director Cheryl Schneider and Community Corrections Director Kathy Langer spoke at length about the importance of the county office in Staples, citing the number of people who came to the office for services, the number of phone calls answered by staff, the use of the building for county and multi-county meetings, the convenience of the location for employees who live in the area and can drive their personal cars to work, rather than drive first to Long Prairie to pick up a county vehicle, and then drive back to Staples to perform their work functions, and many other examples. This information seemed to satisfy commissioners about the usefulness and value of having a county office in Staples. Also at the work session, commissioners discussed a question from a constituent about whether it would be a good idea for the county to have a moratorium on new enclosed feedlots of 2000 animal units or more. Soil and Water Conservation and Development Division Director Tim Stieber presented commissioners with a packet of information about existing feedlots in Todd County, animal unit equivalents, the current land use ordinance, and other facts. Stieber emphasized that a moratorium is the most extreme land use action that a regulatory agency can take because it suspends completely the rights of all the affected land owners to use their property as they see fit. He suggested study and fact-finding in Todd County should be done before considering the imposition of a feedlot moratorium. As a beginning in the fact-finding effort, he told the board there is only one feedlot in Todd County with over 2,000 animal units (AU), and it is a turkey farm. Todd County has 1,060 registered feedlots, according to the most recent data available (Dec. 2012). Of these, 63 are larger than 300 AU. The number of AU varies with each type of livestock. At the regular board meeting, the board: --approved a gambling permit for Swanville Dollars for Scholars for one year, effective Nov. 1, 2013, at the Hub Supper Club. --approved a one-day on-sale liquor license for the Prairie Dusters Saddle Club for their Bull Ride on Sept. 21. --approved the closure of 3rd St S in Long Prairie from Central Avenue to 1st Avenue for the afternoon of Sept. 14, from 3 to 8 PM, to allow a fundraising party to benefit Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. --approved a contract for sidewalk repairs around the Historic Courthouse and the Main Street Government Center for $3,884.91 for Precision Concrete Cutting. The company will fix 52 spots identified as tripping hazards on those sidewalks. --approved a Todd/Morrison County Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement to allow the two counties to apply to FEMA for reimbursement of some road and ditch repairs caused by catastrophic rain events in 2013. --approved a Cooperative Construction Agreement with Hartford

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Township to allow for repair of the Stone Bridge (Bridge L7075), with consultation with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Office of Historic Preservation. --approved appointments to the Todd County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment --approved a renewal of the Joint Powers Agreement to combat Internet Crimes Against Children. --acknowledged receipt of a Hold Harmless Agreement for the Maintenance and Replacement of three private crossings in Eagle Valley Township on County Ditch 31. --approved an Operational Enhancement Grant Application completed by the Veterans Service Officer, Pete Berscheit. --learned that the projected county employee health insurance premium increase will be only 2% for 2014, instead of 5%. --accepted the resignation of Auditors Office employee Sandi Sneed.