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Volume 98; Number 14
A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560
Todd Board approves 2014 budget, preliminary 2013 pay 2014 property tax levy
By Rin Porter At the Sept. 17 county board meeting, Todd County Commissioners discussed and approved the 2014 budget they have been working on for several months, and the preliminary 2013 pay 2014 property tax levy. State law requires counties and other municipalities to approve preliminary levy amounts by mid-September each year. Final amounts will be approved by Dec. 31. The 2014 county budget approved by the board includes $26,541,549 in revenues, and $27,533,693 in expenses. The shortfall in revenues is projected to be $992,144. The preliminary certified levy approved by the board is the amount set by the Minnesota Department of Revenue for Todd County: $13,272,090. This amount is just $138,570 more than the 2012 pay 2013 levy approved last year. Auditor/Treasurer Karen Busch advised the board that a special levy – one to be imposed outside the normal limits – was available to the county this year, because the Minnesota Legislature in 2013 placed a levy limit on municipalities. She said that all special levy claims must be pre-approved by the Minnesota Department of Revenue, but that Todd County’s chances of getting approval were good. The reason Todd County would like to impose a special levy is because the levy limit created by the Legislature does not allow Todd County to raise its regular property tax levy enough to cover all its expected expenses in 2014. If the special levy is approved, it would be for the amount of $647,900 – the amount of bonded indebtedness due to be paid by the county in 2014. If this amount were paid by the special levy, then it could be removed from the “regular county budget”, and would reduce the budget by that amount, thus reducing the amount by which county expenses exceed county revenues. Also at the board meeting, commissioners heard from Earl Fuechtmann of Contegrity Group Inc., construction managers on the county’s Annex I and Annex II remodeling project. Fuechtmann reported that he expected few if any additional surprises as the project nears its completion. He said electrical work to replace several panels will be done at night, so as not to disturb county business. He said Johnson Controls is behind schedule on “getting the boilers going in the jail,” but he will be taking more aggressive action toward them to get them to comply. Fuechtmann said he expects furniture can be moved into the completed areas of the buildings in late September or early October, with occupancy soon after. During the Soil and Water Conservation Development Division (SWCDD) portion of the meeting, five of the six items of business were approved by the board with little comment. However the sixth item was not Continued on page 12.
Council gives go ahead on new ambulance purchase
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Tanker rollover results in one fatality
Fund set up for young crash victims
Please help Britania Watson (8) and SeanJay Campbell (5), who lost their parents in a car crash September 11th. Wadena-Deer Creek Schools is asking for help raising money to help these two children. They were both seriously injured in the crash that killed their parents, and are expected to be released from the hospital soon. Both siblings will be placed with family in the Midwest, however, money is needed to help cover expenses for airline tickets, memorial costs, and other needs. Please help by donating whatever amount you can. Make your check payable to: The Britania and SeanJay Sunshine Fund c/o Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools 600 Colfax Ave SW, Wadena, MN 56482
At 5:25 am, September 20, the Todd County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a gas transport truck rollover and fire on County 21, just north of the County 20 intersection. A 2007 International Eagle, owned by Jack’s Oil Distributing, Inc, Eden Valley, was traveling north on County 21 when the driver, Kyle P. Becker, 25, of Eden Valley, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the left side of the road and overturned. The semi trailer was full of fuel and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Browerville Fire Dept., Browerville Ambulance, Long Prairie Fire Dept. and the MN State
WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT
Tue. Sept. 24 Partly Cloudy 70°/49° Wed. Sept. 25 Mostly Sunny 73°/53° Thur. Sept. 26 Partly Cloudy 74°/59° Fri. Sept. 27 Thunder Storms 64°/46° Sat. Sept. 28 Partly Cloudy 62°/43° Sun. Sept. 29 Partly Cloudy 69°/45°
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25 years ago - Sept. 29, 1988
On Sept. 26, 1988, two rural Browerville residents were injured in an accident at the intersection of County 14 and the Lawrence Hillmer driveway, west of Browerville. Vehicles driven by June Hillmer and Beth Gagnon, both of rural Browerville, collided as Hillmer was making a left turn. June was taken to Long Prairie Hospital by ambulance where she was treated and released.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Darrel E. Asmus, Grey Eagle, and Debra S. Bellman, Grey Eagle John G. Bork, Burtrum, and Nathan A. Reinbold, Burtrum Justin L. Thieschafer, Long Prairie, and Sara J. Petron, Long Prairie Jordan T. Spychalla, Brainerd, and Michelle J. Laumeyer, Brainerd
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Sara and Jimmie Hiner, Brainerd, girl, Emily Louise, 9 lbs 1 oz, September 14, 2013 Rachel and Daniel Johnson, Verndale, girl, Brynlee Rae, 7 lbs 1 oz, September 15, 2013 Misty and Eric Baker, Browerville, boy, Luke Joseph, 6 lbs 7 oz, September 15, 2013 Mackenzie and Paul Erickson of Brainerd, girl, Ellodie Lucille, 6 lbs 8 oz, September 15, 2013 Emma Erickson and Jondel Hunt, Wadena, boy, Darius James, 8 lbs 1 oz, September 15, 2013 Amanda and Josh Roiko, Verndale, boy, Ephraim Daniel, 8 lbs 11 oz, September 16, 2013 Kaylynn Carner and Perry Shepard, Backus, boy, Brantley Cliff, 7 lbs 9 oz, September 16, 2013 Alyssa Johnson and Michael Ingersoll, Wadena, boy, Kayd Michael, 7 lbs, September 16, 2013 Hannah and Michael Niles, Pillager, boy, Trenten Jerard, 9 lbs 13 oz, September 18, 2013 Jamie and Mathew Toftum, Hewitt, boy, Blake Thomas, 7 lbs 10 oz, September 18, 2013 9/18/2013 Kellie and Neil Luzar, Crosslake, boy, Neil Leonard Jr, 7 lbs 4 oz, September 18, 2013 Kayla and Joey Peterson, Motley, girl, Klaire Kavanaugh, 6 lbs 13 oz, September 18, 2013 Mandy and Bryan Selisker, Baxter, girl, Paige Lynae, 7 lbs 10 oz, September 19, 2013
Happy Birthday this week to: Sept. 25: Delfred Lehmann, Chelsey Konetzko, Rita Tepley, Amanda Crosby; Sept. 26: Terry Maybon, Leo Achter, Roger Feist, Louis Tepley; Sept. 27: Mitchell Bollin, Travis Wehrenberg, Greg Reamer; Sept. 28: Mark Geraets, Tammy Maschler, Jean Bentz, Ridge Quistorff; Sept. 29: Allison Schmidt, Chris Lisson, Dan Myrum, Paul Reamer, Hunter Rushmeyer; Sept. 30: Sandra Christensen, Roseann Jesinoski Happy Anniversary this week to: Sept. 27: Jay and Marie Noska; Sept. 28: Clif and Donna Sadlo, Paul and Patti Stich; Sept. 29: Lyle and Doris Winter; Sept. 30: John and Doris Tynio, Don and Rose Klinkhammer; Oct. 1: Mike and Michelle Jagush
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CentraCare Health flu vaccine clinics planned
CentraCare Health patients of all ages are encouraged to get the flu vaccine (flu shot or flu mist) during one of several planned flu vaccine clinics. CentraCare Clinic patients are encouraged to contact their primary clinic at the numbers listed below to schedule an appointment for their flu shot. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, 20 Ninth St. SE, Long Prairie; Call (320) 732-2131, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre, 433 Elm Street North, Sauk Centre, Call (320) 352-6591, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 17 Flu vaccine clinic dates and times also are listed on www.centracare.com.
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years since they realized hunting in the area is a family activity they wanted to support,” he said. Today 30-40 kids and adults are DNR firearms safety certified each year, many from the surrounding area. “We attract them from as far away as Brainerd and Little Falls due to the reputation of the staff, a team that gives 110 percent to the students and DNR’s firearms safety program,” Hebler said. Hebler has recruited a least a dozen instructors over the years and is proud of the fact that three females are among the dedicated group. “We’re seeing more and more females attending our classes and we felt adding female instructors would make these young ladies feel more comfortable during training,” Hebler said. Hebler designed a unique field day that included a series of stations where students got hands-on experience before they went afield. Deer stand safety and walking in the woods and crossing fence scenarios were among the stations. Instructors, assisted by DNR conservation officers, have made the field day a family event, inviting parents and siblings of the students to come join in the fun, including lunch on the range. Going the extra mile for students is the norm for Hebler. When a physically challenged youth arrived for class, Hebler went to work. “The student was bright and enthusiastic, but would have problems navigating the stations on crutches, so I coordinated with a fellow instructor to find a golf cart to chauffeur the student around the stations. Lots of smiles that day,” Hebler said. An avid hunter and trapper, Hebler loves taking kids along whether in the deer stand, duck blind or target shooting in his backyard. His knowledge of the outdoors and wildlife is great and he’s always willing to share it. “If I can help one child prevent an accident while hunting it’s been well worth it.”
Little things make a difference for DNR’s volunteer firearms safety instructor of the year
It’s the little things that do make a difference to Gary Hebler of Pierz, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 2012 volunteer firearms instructor of the year. Hebler received the award at the recent Game Fair. A certified instructor in the small Morrison County community of Harding since 1987, Hebler remembers a bare-bones operation at the start that now features four lasershot guns, eight .22 rifles, a trap thrower, professional looking shirts and hats for instructors and more. “In the beginning you had to bring your own guns, but local clubs and organizations stepped up over the
50 years ago - Sept. 26, 1963
New arrival at St. John’s Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Johnson, Browerville, son, Craig Louis, Sept. 20, 7 lb. 6 1/2 oz. Caroline Evans, Flensburg, became the bride of Eugene Hoelscher, of Browerville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoelscher, on Sept. 26, 1963.
DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: It appears to be that time of year for tree diseases to surface. Is there anything homeowners can do to protect their trees from diseases and possible mortality, regardless of tree species? A: There are a number of things homeowners can do to help keep their trees healthy. Since many areas of the state are experiencing drought, a good place to start is watering the trees. Lack of water predisposes droughtstressed trees to insects and pathogens that can attack. Wherever possible, homeowners should give their trees about one inch of water each week. In addition to watering, organic mulch, twoto-three inches deep and spread out three to eight feet from the trunk, will guard against lawn mower injury and keep roots moist. Homeowners should also avoid using weed and feed fertilizer products, which contain herbicide. While the product makes lawns look good, it does kill tree roots. Picking up and properly disposing of fallen leaves and tree branches can help prevent the spread of tree diseases now and next spring. For more information go to DNR’s website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/treecare/index.html. - Jana Albers, DNR forest health specialist
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an from Helena, Montana, will be on hand to discuss the railroads connection via the orphan trains. Collective information will be made available to individuals seeking journey histories. The conference is open to any interested persons. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact an officer to register: Renée Wendinger- President "mailto:email@example.com " (507) 794-7835 Pete Keaveny -Vice President "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"map@b ektel.com (701) 452-4336 Joyce LaVoie -Secretary "mailto:email@example.com" (320) 732-0959 Janice Gonsior -Treasurer (763) 571-4462 Susan Lehner - Historian "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org t" (320) 629-7642 beautiful jewelry using fused glass techniques. Cutting glass to form designs and then firing them in a kiln produces great, one-of-a-kind pieces every time! Classes are held on October 22 and 29. Make and Take Casseroles – Spend an evening with friends in the kitchen preparing something you can really use! By the end of the evening, you will take home 6 different four serving casseroles to use when you are in a hurry. Class will be held on October 22. Medicare Part D – Senior Linkage Line will be available to help with questions and comparisons for Part D. Appointments are available on Monday, October 28. Call 320-285-2563 for your appointment. Make and Take Soups – As the weather gets cooler, why not warm up with a hearty bowl of soup? Join your friends in preparing delicious soups to divide into take home portions. Class will be November 12. Fill, Spill and Thrill – Do you need something eye catching by your front door for the holidays? In this class you will bring a container or two and a variety of natural items to share and learn to create your own unique arrangement. Class will be held on November 12. Mittens from Recycled Sweaters – Old wool sweaters make beautiful mittens…sometimes the uglier the sweater, the more beautiful the mittens. Create a pair of mittens during this class held on November 19. For more information call 320732-4615.
Thursday, September 19, 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
Fabulous Armadillos coming to Staples
53rd Annual Orphan Train Conference
Between 1854-1929 over 250,000 children were placed out on orphan trains from the East Coast, venturing into unknown territory in the West by train, to settle with unfamiliar families across America. The transfer was the first emigration plan and largest mass migration of children ever to take place on American soil; formulating our counties first child welfare system. For many of these children arriving in new family homes throughout America, the placement left them facing kind and loving families, or as indentured servants bound to hard labor. Descendants and interested persons gather annually to celebrate and discover the saga of those little pioneers drawn into a social experiment spanning a three-quarters of a century (75 years). There are less than fifty surviving orphan train riders existing throughout the Unites States today. A silent auction, meeting, entertainment, lunch and orations by orphan train rider descendants will fill the day at the 53rd Annual Orphan Train Riders celebration at St Francis Center, 116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls, MN 56345 on October 5, 2013 from 9-3 PM. Entertainment will take place at 10 a.m. by Riders on the Orphan Train from Austin, Texas. Phil Lancaster & Alison Moore have traveled the country extensively performing an exceptional history line-up presenting a multi-media program combining audio visual elements, historical fiction and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Train movement, a largelyunknown chapter in American history, to public awareness. You don’t want miss this most astounding performance! John Shontz, railroad histori-
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Community Education
Fall is a great time to try something new. Perhaps this would be a new craft, recipe, recreational activity or a health and safety class. Long PrairieGrey Eagle Community Education offers a wide variety of activities for students of all ages. You can get all of the details and register for the classes by visiting " h t t p : / / w w w. l p g e . o r g " www.lpge.org then clicking on the ONLINE STORE button on the left side. UPCOMING CLASSES INCLUDE: New to Medicare – This class is for individuals new to Medicare or needing a refresher. You will learn what each of the Medicare parts are and what they will cover. Class will be held Monday, September 30. Easy Ruffled Scarf Making – Learn to make the ruffled scarves you see in all the craft and ladies stores! It is easy and quick and makes the perfect gift. Class will be held on Tuesday, October 1. Self-Defense – Ex-Belgian pro in kick boxing, Savate, Thai and full contact, will be teaching this course in self defense and flexibility training. This class is designed for ALL ages. Classes are held on Tuesdays Beginning October 1-December 10. Fused Glass Jewelry - Be the envy of all your friends and create your own unique and
The Fabulous Armadillos are bringing their Eagles tribute show “Takin’ It To The Limit” to Staples. The concert is Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 PM in Centennial Auditorium and will kick off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s new season. The Fabulous Armadillos continue to amaze audiences with their spot-on recreations of classic rock bands. They have quickly become the largest drawing act in Central Minnesota. It’s a musical group in a constant stage of metamorphosis! Not only is the music incredible, but they also add a light show, scenery, props, and costumes. They start with a core band of five seasoned pros and bring in guest artists to fit each “themed” show they perform. “Takin’ It To The Limit” is an Eagles tribute with the Fabulous Armadillos and the Collective Unconscious. They have been playing “themed” shows for sellout audiences since 2006. The Staples performance is half sold out already. Also on the docket for this year’s Arts Council season are The Barley Jacks, playing bluegrass, Celtic and roots; An Evening with Gary Timbs, a local keyboard legend, playing blues, country, and gospel; The James Sewell Ballet, performing to the music of Rogers & Hart; and, Clocks and Clouds, where classical and rock music meet. For more information, check out the Arts Council’s website at www.staplesmotleyarts.org Advance tickets are $5 less then if you buy them at the door. Tickets are available on line, at the Arts Council’s website, and also at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at 218.894.2497. patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. or USDA-NRCS office to find out about funding options to help with the pond closure and to learn how ponds should be properly closed. If funding is not currently available, a low interest loan may help fund the project. To properly close a pond, the pond is emptied, the residual manure is scraped off the side slopes and pond bottom, then the manure and contaminated soil is removed and spread on cropland fields at rates that crops can use the nutrients. The pond is then checked by the County Feedlot Officer to see that all the contaminated soil has been removed, the site is then leveled and seeded and the landowner receives a certificate of closure for their records. If you are interested, please contact the Todd SWCD 320-7322644 or the NRCS office 320-7326618 to learn more about properly closing these ponds and help make your property safer with less chance to pollute ground water.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
TODD COUNTY Oct. 10 from 1-7 p.m. at Browerville Elementry School, 620 Park Ave. North in Browerville Oct. 14 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion Post 12, 714 Commerce Road in Long Prairie Oct. 15 from 12-6 p.m. at Community Center, 425 Fourth St. NE in Staples How to donate blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for
Unused Ag Waste Ponds
Are you one of the Todd County landowners who have an unused, outdated manure storage pond on your farm site? If so, you may want to think about properly closing the pond? These unsightly, old ponds are an environmental concern with the potential of having the liquids leach into the ground water as well as a liability issue, should someone or something fall into the pond and drown. The process to properly abandon these ponds is fairly simple. Stop in at either the Todd SWCD
The number sign # is called an octothorpe. The & sign is called an ampersand. The word beagle comes from the Old French word “beguile” and it means a noisy person. Beagles were probably named that for their loud barks. Only 1% of American women are completely satisfied with the way they look. Giraffes have no vocal cords. They communicate with their tails. Two baby birds are referred to as eyas. They are the babies of hawks and falcons. The Empire State Building contains more than 10 million bricks. Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men do. Over 50% of all Americans believe in UFOs. A newborn kangaroo is about one inch in length. Catfish have 100,000 taste buds. There are about 2,600 different species of frogs. The live on every continent except Antarctica. 63% of Americans who earn minimum wage are women. If 80% of your liver were to be removed, the remaining part would continue to function, and within a few months the liver would have reconstituted itself to its original size. "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Slow Cooker Chicken Posole
1 large chicken breast, fresh or frozen 1 14.5 ounce can hominy, drained 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 cup carrots, diced (about 2-3 carrots) 1 cup celery, diced (about 2-3 stalks) 1 cup onion, diced (about 1 onion) 1 cup chicken broth 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper For Serving: 2 limes, cut into wedges Finely shredded cabbage Finely chopped radishes Cooked rice
Place all ingredients except the lime into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low about 6-8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from the slow cooker to a plate and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir. Serve over rice and squeeze the limes on top of the posole. Add shredded cabage and radishes.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Scratch where it itches
Over the years, we have developed a system of trails wide enough for the little tractor or Mule to travel over most of the farm. It has taken a lot of time and work to get them to where they are, and it would be easy for what are now trails to revert to impassible forest. One year of neglect will cause a wide path through the woods to become a thicket of rose bushes and saplings. Nature will reclaim what we to not make our own. We like to keep the trails open to take a leisurely Sunday afternoon walk or ride watching wildlife and enjoying nature. Wildlife also takes full advantage of the trails that wind through the deepest part of the timber. It is not unusual to stop and watch the deer or turkey as we interrupt their feeding along our trails. During the winter, ice and wind causes dead trees to fall across our paths. The combination of spring weather and rich soil makes every seed that has fallen grow. By summer, it’s time By Walter Scott to do trail maintenance or lose the trail. Summer brings a couple of disincentives to going out in the woods with a chain saw and brush cutter. Scorching heat combined with smothering humidity is enough to make a person consider waiting until another day. The heat and humidity combined with a bumper crop of voracious wood ticks will almost guarantee nobody wants to work the trails. The path through the woods was not that bad. Having to detour around a fallen tree and having bits of flesh ripped from a person’s body by rose bushes were a small price to pay compared to the second choice. Last weekend, we had had enough. It was time to get to work. The tick population seems under control (I think the turkeys ate most of them), and the temperature was down to a pleasant eighty degrees. I put the chain saw in the back of the Mule and jumped on the tractor with the brush cutter. My wife followed as we started up the first trail. I would mow ahead and stop at fallen trees. My wife would pick up smaller logs along the trail and bring the chain saw to me when I needed it. We cut down the Morman Trail, across the willow crossing, and up toward the end of the Long Hayfield before the brush cutter broke down. I drove into the open pasture and we took the Mule back to the house for parts. On our return, my wife picked up logs and sticks in the grass pasture while I did the repairs. At more than one time, either or both of us had sat on the ground or walked through the tall grass. The thoughts of wood ticks were fresh in our minds, but neither of us thought a thing about chiggers. How soon we forget. Chiggers are tiny biting insects that raise an itching welt that can drive a person crazy for days. The chiggers are at their worst in the early fall. I have never heard of anybody getting one chigger bite and we were no exception. One thing about chiggers is a person does not know they have been savaged until after several hours or perhaps a day or two. There is plenty of time to finish the job at hand and get more bites. By the next morning, my ankles were covered with red itching welts. By that afternoon, the full extent of our chigger exposure became obvious to both my wife and me. It is now time to take a break from trail maintenance until a heavy frost.We can not go out in public for a few days because it is not always proper to scratch where it itches.
Letter from the Country
Hi, Life on the Freyholtz ranch continues to be really crazy busy. A week ago we had Kate’s family over for supper for Greg’s birthday. He always request fried chicken for his birthday meal--so that is what I made. He should know how much I love him, I don’t make fried chicken for just anybody. It is a time consuming greasy mess, but for him and his brother Jeff, who is married to my daughter Kristi, I will do it. (Jeff always requests either fried chicken or Swedish meatballs.) We had additional guests for supper that night. Sonny’s son Adam and his little boy Matthew stopped by to bring his beagle to stay with us until its new owner picks it up. They put it in the dog kennel and it of course barked and bayed--and then our two big old St. Bernards barked at the beagle. Sonny told me they would settle down after a bit as they got used to each other, but NO, all night long the chorus went on. I think Sonny saw the fire shooting out of my eyes in the morning, and he moved the beagle to the cattle trailer down by the barn. Much better. She still barks A LOT, but she is far enough from the house so I can sleep. She’s been there a week now, and still barking just as loud as ever. Wouldn’t you think she would lose her voice by now? I need to check on when the new owner takes possession--and it better be soon. Sonny has been trying to spend some special time with each grandkid this summer. He has taken Johnathan, David and Mason out for a round of hay bale moving. He lets them drive the tractor (with his help) and backing up and picking up the bale with the bale fork has been a learning adventure with the boys. Mason especially into farming. He told us he practices backing up with the lawn tractor at home to prepare for the big day of moving bales. The little girls, Lydia (4) and Martha (2), felt kind of left out with Grandpa Sonny doing farm stuff with the boys, last week on Friday he picked Lydia up and they made a trip to the Thread Shed to do a little shopping. They found a really nice porcelain doll for Lydia, and at a remarkably low price. She was thrilled with her purchase. They bought some rolls and stopped at my mom’s house for coffee after their shopping excursion. Lydia had never been to Grandma Vera’s before, but she chattered away as though she had been there many times. She had to show off her doll, and then they had their rolls and beverages. They even made a quick stop at the Blade office to show me the doll. Saturday Grandpa Sonny took Martha for her big day. They went to the Hewitt Barter Fest to see what they had to offer. I guess there were was a large variety of things to peruse, barter for or buy. They stopped by our house to show me Martha’s purchase before he took her home. In a small cardboard box was a little bunny, a live little bunny. Martha loves him and calls him Rabbits. He is very gentle and tame; even lets her put him in the basket on the back of her tricycle and ride around. Sounds like a good pet. Now in return, Andrew (Martha’s dad) wants to give us his Border Collie, Maggie. They have ducks and the dog won’t stop herding them around the yard and they hate being herded. I’m ok with that, I like Border Collies---better than St. Bernards and WAY better than beagles. Back at the dog farm/ranch, Peggy
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By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: What are the rules regarding using your brights while on the interstate? Answer: This is what Minnesota State Statute says: 169.61 COMPOSITE BEAM. (a) When a motor vehicle is being operated on a highway or shoulder ADJACENT thereto during the times when lighted lamps on vehicles are required in this chapter, the driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, directed high enough and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a safe distance in advance of the vehicle, subject to the following requirements and limitations. (b) When the driver of a vehicle approaches a vehicle within 1,000 feet, such driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, so aimed that the glaring rays are not projected into the eyes of the oncoming driver. (c) When the driver of a vehicle follows another vehicle within 200 feet to the rear So what this means is whether the road is a two-lane, or a divided road such as a four-lane separated by a median or other barrier, a person still needs to dim for oncoming traffic with 1,000 feet. This would also apply to traffic on frontage road according to the definitions of adjacent. 1. adjacent - nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; 2. adjacent - having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; 3. adjacent - near or close to but not necessarily touching; Question: Hello. I appreciate your weekly newspaper column and find it quite informative. I'm hoping you can provide some clarification for me. As I understand it, livestock trailers don't need to be licensed if they are solely used for active farming purposes (hauling cattle to pasture). Is this correct? How about a livestock trailer used for 4H, purely leisure purposes? Answer: As far as trailer registration, this is what Minnesota State Statute says: “168.012 Vehicles exempt from tax or license fees. Subdivision 2a. Small farm trailer. Farm trailers with a gross weight of less than 10,000 pounds, drawn by a passenger automobile or farm truck and used exclusively for transporting agricultural products from farm to farm and to and from the usual marketplace of the owner, shall not be taxed as motor vehicles using the public streets and highways and shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.” A reminder of rear lighting and reflectors are still required along with the proper hookups (hitch, safety chain/cable, etc.) 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. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, email@example.com).
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Thousands of Minnesota troops and veterans are encouraged to take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire. The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone will expire on Oct. 15, 2013 for time served in 2009. More than 2,300 qualifying soldiers have yet to claim the credit potentially worth hundreds of dollars. The soon to expire Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone is for soldiers who served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area in 2009. For military time served during 2009, the credit is $120 per month served. To receive the credit, soldiers must file Form M99, Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone, and attach corresponding Form DD-214. If still on active duty, soldiers may attach Leave and Earnings statements for each month of qualifying service. They must have been a Minnesota resident during the time of service to qualify. For more information on the military tax credit and to fill out the form, visit our website at www.revenue.state.mn.us. Applications must be postmarked or in our hands by Oct. 15, 2013. Tax credits for service in a combat zone are also available for 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information, visit the Members of the Military page on our website and sign up for email updates on military credits, application deadlines and tax law change. For information on locations that qualify for the tax credit, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
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DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 14, 2013, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriff ’s Office, the East entrance to the Todd County Detention Center, city of Long Prairie to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on May 14, 2013, 2014. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: September 17, 2013. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
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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: May 14, 2003 MORTGAGOR(S): Keisa K. R. Hauck and John E. Retka, each a single person MORTGAGEE: Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record May 15, 2003, as Document No. 417656 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated May 14, 2003 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency filed for record May 15, 2003 as Document No. 417657 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: None TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U. S. Bank Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 202 Ward Street, Grey Eagle, MN 56336 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 34-0018100 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Six (6) and Seven (7), Block One (1), Woodman’s First Addition to the Village of Grey Eagle, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds, in and for the County of Todd and State of Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $77,300.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $76,178.79 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:
Public Notice for MFIP Biennial Service Agreement 2014-15
Todd County Health and Human Services is developing the CY 2014-2015 Biennial Service Agreement for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). Citizen input is invited in the development of this biennial plan. The draft of the MFIP Biennial Service Agreement will be available for review and comment until October 15, 2013. This plan can be reviewed on the Todd County website at www.co.todd.mn.us, select Divisions - Health and Human Services - Social Services. We encourage citizens of Todd County to participate in the development of this plan by submitting written comments and suggestions to: Todd County Health and Human Services, 212 2nd Avenue South, Long Prairie, MN 56347, Attention: Lisa Chapin or by email to: email@example.com.
Deer permit areas open to the hunt are 101,105, 111, 114, 201, 203, 208, 209, 256, 257, 260, 263, 264, 267, 268, 338, 339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 601 and 602. Whitewater Game Refuge also is open to taking either sex deer by eligible youth. Youth must meet all firearms safety requirement, possess a license and use the appropriate firearm for the permit area in which they are hunting. They may take a deer of either sex. Licenses for youth ages 10, 11 and 12 are free. Licenses for youth ages 13-17 cost $5. All youths must pay a $1 issuing fee when obtaining a license. An adult mentor must accompany the youth but may not hunt or carry a firearm. The special season should occur when students are on school break. Public land is open as is private land, provided the youth hunter has landowner permission. Participating in youth deer season does not preclude the youth from participating in the regular firearms deer season but any deer harvested do count against the youth’s season bag limit. servation officers within four enforcement districts covering 23 counties in northwestern Minnesota. Sharp was a Nebraska state trooper from 1983-2005. He joined the DNR in 2006, serving in the Bemidji and Thief River Falls field stations before being named Bemidji area enforcement supervisor in 2012. He replaces Capt. Jim Dunn who is now enforcement’s grants manager. 1st Lt. Jeff Koehn, a former police officer, is the new DNR District 7 enforcement supervisor in Grand Rapids, replacing 1st Lt. Dave Olsen who recently retired. District 7 includes nine conservation officers covering Koochiching, Itasca, and Aitkin counties. A lifelong hunting, fishing, and camping enthusiast, Koehn has been with the DNR since 2006. Previous assignments include the northeast regional ATV officer and the DNR Enforcement Division’s representative for the forest certification audit process. Koehn was named the DNR District 6 enforcement supervisor in Dec. 2010, and later the District 8 enforcement supervisor.
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Maple Lake in Douglas County
Turtle and Long lakes (Douglas County) and Lake Reno (Pope and Douglas counties) also designated The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Maple Lake in Douglas County after responding to a report of zebra mussels attached to the wheel of a boatlift in the lake earlier this month. DNR staff searched several docks, lifts and near shore areas in Maple Lake and found numerous small zebra mussels attached to several pieces of equipment in the north end of the lake. Further searches found additional small zebra mussels at the south end of the lake. While no zebra mussels were found in Lake Reno or Turtle and Long lakes, these lakes will be designated as infested waters. Water from Maple Lake can flow into Lake Reno, and both Turtle and Long lakes are located downstream from Maple Lake. Searches will occur on Lake Reno later this fall when docks and boat lifts are pulled from its shores. These designations will serve as a means to get ahead of an infestation, thus educational and enforcement efforts to limit the spread of invasive species will increase in these waters. The designations also will mean that boaters can expect an increased presence of decontamination units and crews on these lakes. “These recent discoveries reinforce the importance of practicing proper aquatic invasive species preventative methods,” said Joe Eisterhold, DNR invasive species specialist at Itasca State Park. “We want to remind folks to inspect all water-related equipment when it is removed from the water at the end of the season and report any suspected zebra mussel discoveries to the local DNR area office.” Lakeshore owners should also keep in mind that moving docks and boat lifts from one lake to another is a serious issue. Boat lifts and docks are of particular concern because they sit in the water for extended periods, giving adult zebra mussels a greater opportunity to attach themselves. State law requires that all boat lifts, docks and swim rafts removed from any lake, river or stream remain out of the water for 21 days before being placed into another water body.
DNR conservation officers accept new positions
Three Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers have accepted new positions within the Enforcement Division. Capt. Tom Provost is the new northeast region enforcement manager based in Grand Rapids, replacing Col. Ken Soring who was named DNR enforcement director in June. The northeast region includes 55 conservation officers within six enforcement districts covering 11 counties in northeastern Minnesota. Provost was formerly the standards and training manager at the DNR enforcement training center at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. Provost began his DNR career in 1989 as a research assistant in the DNR’s wildlife wetlands research group before becoming a conservation officer in 1991. He was promoted to district supervisor in the Brainerd area in 1998 and named training manager last year. Capt. Stacey Sharp is the new northwest region enforcement manager based in Bemidji. The northwest region includes 37 con-
DNR to offer state lands at public auction
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have 23 parcels of land in northeastern Minnesota for sale at a public auction scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25. The sale will include parcels in Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis counties, some of which are lakeshore lots. “This is a great opportunity for people looking for land in this very popular recreational destination,” said Jodi Dehn, DNR realty supervisor. “It’s not often that parcels in this area of the state become available for sale.” The auction starts at noon with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake County Law Enforcement Center, main conference room, 613 Third Ave., Two Harbors. The DNR sale will be immediately followed by a sale of tax-forfeited lands in Lake County. Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the DNR’s land sale information page at www.mndnr.gov/landsale prior to attending the sale. Property data sheets with full descriptions of the parcels offered for sale and selling prices will be posted on the website 30 days prior to the sale.
DNR question of the week
Q: With nesting season over, what is the best method for cleaning out a bluebird house? A: After birds are finished using the box remove all of the nesting material. If the box has a door, open it and leave it opened until spring. This way, rodents won’t chew on the door or the entrance hole to try to get in. If the box is soiled, spray a 10 percent bleach solution inside, wipe it out and let it dry. This should remove parasites and disinfect the box so it is ready for next year. -Lori Naumann, DNR nongame wildlife program information officer
DNR announces special youth deer season
Youth ages 10-15 are eligible to participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 20, in 28 permit areas that encompass portions of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota. “This youth-only season provides an opportunity for parents, guardians and mentors to schedule and plan a special deer hunt with youth,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
2013 Homecoming Week
2013 Browerville Homecoming Queen and King candidates are: Emily Busch, daughter of Lee and Karen Busch; Abigail Irsfeld, daughter of Denis and Pam Irsfeld; Nikki Joarnt, daughter of Lila Anderson and Peter Schief; Emily Lisson, daughter of Bill and Mary Lisson; and Erin Rausch, daughter of Tom Rausch; Jackson Polak, son of Julie Polak and Gary Polak; Billy Dreher, son of Neal and Gina Dreher; Jacob Gaida, son of Dan and Denise Gaida; Jacob Iten, son of Mike and Heidi Iten; and Trent Johnson, son of Chris and Kristy Johnson
2013 Homecoming Week Activities
Mon., Sept. 30 Homecoming Coronation 7:00 High School Gym JVFB hosts NYM, 4:30 Dress Up Day/ Noon Activity - Voting
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
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Mon. Sept. 30: Chicken patty/ bun, corn chips/cheese/salsa, cucumbers, celery, apple, orange, milk Tue. Oct. 1: Sloppy joe/bun, macaroni & cheese, fresh broccoli, green beans, pear slices, apple, milk Wed. Oct. 2: Hot ham & cheese, baked potato, corn, carrots, peach slices, orange, milk Thur. Oct. 3: Spaghetti/ sauce, lettuce salad, cherry tomatoes, pineapple chunks, pears, milk Fri. Oct. 4: Pepperoni/cheese pizza, green beans, baked beans, peach slices, apple, milk
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Tigers lose to OTC but continue to learn on the field
By Coach Petermeier The Tigers traveled to Battle Lake Friday night and got a lesson in speed, quickness, and what a weight room is for. We have some seniors and juniors that absolutely play their tails off and from a coaching standpoint and a human being standpoint I could not ask for more effort and toughness from them. Our problem is we just don’t have enough of them. We are putting some pretty tough assignments and asking a lot in key positions from some pretty young and inexperienced players. We continue to work on the little things to make us better. Proper fits in a hole and closing down gaps made by pullers and kickers is critical to our success on defense. I see improvement each and every week and that is encouraging. But, when you face a very talented well coached team as we did in OTC you have to be perfect on every play. They just have too many weapons in their backfield and their pulling guards and tackles are as physical as they come, it is learning by fire for us at this point. Thinking and running do not work in football and that is our hurdle to get over. We need to get past thinking and turn it into reacting. With our numbers as they are, we cannot simulate other team’s offense and defense; we need to learn during a game. We really are getting better from week to week. The score board does not show it but a one point loss or is this case a 43 point loss is still a loss. We as coaches need to use film to show these young men when and why something works and why something didn’t. Again, effort is not an issue, our effort is displayed every play and that is something our young men take great pride in. We will continue to work hard on the little things to make the bigger picture obtainable.
Tigers lose a tough one to Osakis
By Mary Irsfeld The Browerville Tigers traveled to Osakis last Tuesday night to take on the Silverstreaks. The Tigers were defeated 0-3 (24-26, 21-25, 22-25). It was a great match up with a lot of competitive volleys. It's tough to lose but we took a lot of positives out of the match. We did a lot of things well, but so did Osakis. Katelyn Middendorf put up 27 set assists. Crystal Pearson led our attack and back row with 14 kills and 22 digs. Paige Callahan had 7 kills while Kendra Buchta and Abigail Irsfeld each had 6 kills. The Tigers have a busy schedule next week as they travel to Sebeka on Monday, West Central Area on Tuesday, host Royalton on Thursday, and head to Parkers Prairie on Saturday for a tournament. Go Tigers!
2013 Enviro Fest
A soggy Enviro Fest, hosted by Dale and Marie Katterhagen, had 13 different stations for area students Thursday, September 19. Conservation officers, MN DNR, the Science Museum of MN and other presenters shared important environmental information about Bees, Ground Water, Soils, Electricity and more.
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Minnesota’s pheasant index down 29 percent from 2012
A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant count, which declined 29 percent from 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Minnesota’s results reflect what we’re seeing in other states,” said Rachel Curtis, DNR wildlife research biologist. “South Dakota had a 64 percent decrease in its brood survey. North Dakota’s most-recent rooster crowing count is down 11 percent from last year. And Iowa reported a 19 percent decrease in its August roadside count.” Minnesota’s 2013 pheasant index is 64 percent below the tenyear average and 72 percent below the long-term average. Pheasant hunters still are expected to harvest about 246,000 roosters this fall. That’s down 44,000 from last year’s estimate and is less than half the number of pheasants taken during the 2005-2008 seasons when hunting was exceptionally good. The highest pheasant counts were in the southwest region, where observers reported 51 birds per 100 miles of survey driven. Hunters should find good harvest opportunities in west-central, east-central and south-central Minnesota. “Pheasant populations respond to habitat abundance and changes in weather,” Curtis said. “The steady downward trend in Minnesota’s pheasant population during the past several years is primarily due to habitat loss. Weather has caused minor fluctuations.” The most important habitat for pheasants is grassland that remains undisturbed during the nesting season. Protected grasslands account for about 6 percent of the state’s pheasant range. Farmland retirement programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, Reinvest in Minnesota and Wetlands Reserve Program make up the largest portion of protected grasslands in the state. High land rental rates and competing uses for farmland diminish the economic attractiveness of farmland conservation programs. CRP enrollment declined by 63,700 acres in Minnesota’s pheasant range over the last year and contracts for nearly 400,000 acres of statewide CRP lands are scheduled to expire during the next 3 years. If not re-enrolled, this would reduce CRP acres in Minnesota by 30 percent. To help offset continued habitat losses caused by reductions in conservation set-aside acreage, the DNR has accelerated acquisition of wildlife management areas in the farmland region of Minnesota. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service also acquires and protects habitat across the state. In addition, the DNR supports habitat conservation on private lands by working with a variety of partners in the Farm Bill Assistance Partnership and Working Lands Initiative. High spring precipitation and below average temperatures hurt nesting this year. This year’s average hatch date was delayed to June 20, which is 11 days later than the 10-year average of June 9. Although fewer broods were seen, brood size was larger than last year and comparable to the long-term average. Actual reproduction rates may be higher than the survey suggests. Hens that were successful nesting later in the season tend to be underrepresented in roadside data and it is possible that hens were still nesting or in heavier cover with young chicks during the survey period. The pheasant population estimate is part of the DNR’s annual
August roadside wildlife survey, which began in 1955. DNR conservation officers and wildlife managers in the farmland region of Minnesota conduct the survey during the first half of August. This year's survey consisted of 171 routes, each 25 miles long, with 152 routes located in the ring-necked pheasant range. Observers drive each route in early morning and record the number and species of wildlife they see. The data provide an index of relative abundance and are used to monitor annual changes and long-term population trends of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits, mourning doves and other wildlife. The gray partridge index also decreased from last year and remained below the 10-year average. The cottontail rabbit index increased from last year but stayed below the 10-year and long-term average. The jackrabbit index was 87 percent below the long-term average. Finally, the mourning dove index was 20 percent below last year and lower than the 10-year and long-term averages.
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DNR seeks applications for parks and trails grants
The Parks and Trails Legacy grant program is soliciting applications by Oct. 25 for park and trail projects across Minnesota. Eligible projects include acquisition, development, improvement and restoration of park- or trail-related facilities of regional or statewide significance outside the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.121. Counties, cities and townships are eligible to apply. The program has $3.91 million available for grants and $7.39 million available for specific legislatively designated project areas. Funding comes from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, approved by voters in 2008. Program and application information is available on the DNR’s website at www.mndnr.gov (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gran
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ts/recreation/pt_legacy.html). For more information, contact the grants staff listed online, call the DNR Information Center at 651296-6157 or toll-free 888-6466367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. possession. “This hunting season it’s very simple for kids 15 and younger,” said Jay Johnson, DNR hunting recruitment and retention supervisor. “They can hunt grouse, squirrels, ducks, pheasant and rabbits without any license or stamps.” Johnson said youth hunters still need to comply with firearms safety certification and other requirements. Free and reduced price licenses are one of the tools the DNR is using to encourage youth to experience and continue hunting, he said. Youth 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Grouse season opened Saturday, Sept. 14. Waterfowl season opened Saturday, Sept. 21. Pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 12.
Youth 15 and younger no longer need free small game license
With many small game seasons open and pheasant season soon to open, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters that youth age 15 or younger no longer need a free license to hunt small game. In recent years, youth age 15 and under were able to hunt for free but were required to have a complimentary license in their
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AROUND THE COUNTY
Cody J. M. Hinman, Atwater, DWI-$620.00, 365 days, 329 days stayed 6 yr, supervised probation, 6 yr, chem. depend. eval, MADD impact panel Alexander J. Miller, Staples, drive after revocation-$285.00; drive after revocation-$200.00, 6 days Kyle P. Pederson, Richmond, 44/35-$130.00; no proof insurance$200.00 Kyle L. Roeser, Staples, dishonored check-$135.00, $360 restitution, 10 days, stayed 10 days, 1 yr; drive after revocation-$285.00; no insurance-$200.00 Rachel M. Wiser, Perham, 59/55$130.00 Osakis Police James M. Thompson, Osakis, 65/55-$130.00 DNR Daniel K. Elieff, Grey Eagle, fish w/extra line-$140.00 Aaron R. Vowles, Albany, angle w/o license-$135.00 MN State Patrol Carlos J. Anima, Long Prairie, violate instruction permit-$140.00 Guadalupe L. Botello Becerra, Long Prairie, no MN drivers license-$190.00 Sean P. Callahan, Browerville, DWI-$1015.00, chem. depend. eval, MADD impact panel, supervised probation, 6 yr Erin M. Dahl, Los Angeles, CA, 80/70-$130.00 Sarah M. Gilbertson, Big Lake, 80/70-$130.00 Isaiah P. Jefferson, Morgantown, WV, 80/70-$130.00 Danielle J. Johnson, Farmington, 94/70-$230.00 Duane W. Knudson, Tioga, ND, no seatbelt used-$115.00 Jeffrey S. Landby, North Oaks, under 21 possess alcohol-$190.00 James R. Lunemann, Osakis, 74/55-$150.00 Eric F. Mercado-Soto, Little Falls, DWI-$510.00, 90 days, stayed 90 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr, chem. depend. eval, MADd impact panel, no alcohol/drugs Jacob R. Okeefe, Bloomington, 80/70-$130.00 Gienes G. Quinol, unknown, 82/70-$140.00 Laura J. Thompson, Browerville, no seatbelt used-$115.00 Brady M. Viehauser, St. Cloud, 80/70-$130.00 Jacob T. Wilson, Long Prairie, no seatbelt used-$115.00
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On September 16, at 9:46 am, Amy Paulson reported the theft of property from a vehicle parked in her yard overnight. Approx. $900 worth of hunting equipment (compound bow and arrows), a cell phone, and I-Pod were were taken. At 5:25 am, September 20, the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office was alerted to a gas transport truck rollover and fire on County 21, just north of the County 20 intersection. A 2007 International Eagle, owned by Jack’s Oil Distributing, Inc, Eden Prairie, was traveling north on County 21 when the driver, Kyle P. Becker, 25, of Eden Prairie, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the left side of the road and overturned. The semi trailer was full of fuel and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Browerville Fire Dept., Browerville Ambulance, Long Prairie Fire Dept. and the MN State Patrol assisted at the scene. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriff’s Department at 320-7322157 or 1-800-794-5733.
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) September 9: Matthew C. Goff, Long Prairie, denied violation of his probation. His next court date is September 30. September 16: Brian L. Ramsdell, Alexandria, was sentenced for fifth degree possession of marijuana. He was fined $600, sentenced to 20 days in jail, placed on supervised probation for five years, ordered to abstain from alcohol and controlled substances, and be subject to random testing. Mark T. Quinn, Baxter, pled guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle at an omnibus hearing. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for November 4. Ignacio Rodriguiz-Herrera, Long Prairie, appeared for an RU8 hearing on first and second degree assault charges. An omnibus hearing was set for October 7. Angela M. Techam, Flensburg, made her first court appearance on two counts of check forgery charges. Her next court date is September 30.
Todd County Sheriff Fred H. Barrett, Long Prairie, domestic assault-$385.00, 90 days, stayed 90 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr, chem depend eval, random testing, no alcohol, complete domestic abuse counseling Jade N. Fall, Motley, underage consumption-$185.00 Marissa A. Fall, Motley, underage consumption-$185.00 Rex A. Ficek, Brainerd, 104/55$490.00, 10 days, stayed 10 days, 1 yr Timothy L. Hanson, Clarissa, teft-$585.00, 115 days, supervised probation, 5 yr, no alcohol, random testing, chem depend treatment, attend two AA meeting per week, obtain sponsor, committed to the C of C 15 months, stayed 5 yr Walter P. Hoppe, Burtrum, possess drug paraphernalia-$140.00 Collin J. Jacobson, Brainerd, drive after suspension-$285.00; 70/55-$60.00 Carl O. Kari, Ashby, DWI$490.00, 90 days, stayed 89 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr, MADD impact panel, chem depend. eval Brandon G. King, Brandon, arson-$832.00, 79 days, supervised probation, 5 yr, DNA sample, letter of apology, maintain employment Benjamin M. McAllister, Bloomington, IL, possess marijuana-
$140.00; possess drug paraphernalia-$50.00 Daniel K. Phelps, Staples, no proof insurance-$300.00, 1 yr probation Amanda L. Tweeter, Browerville, drive after revocation-$285.00 Long Prairie Police Neal A. Miller, Long Prairie, no seatbelt used-$115.00 Jaime M. Ortiz, Long Prairie, drive after revocation-$285.00; expired registration-$30.00; no proof insurance-$200.00 Stephani L. D. S. Schultz, stop sign violation-$140.00 Staples Police Allen M. Alberts, Staples, violate instruction permit-$140.00 Zachary M. Bennett, Long Prairie, flee peace officer in motor vehicle-$135.00, 114 days, supervised probation, 3 yr, no alcohol, random testing, chem depend. eval, DNA sample, pay $2504.60 restitution; drive after revocation$285.00; fail to stop for stop sign$50.00 Kyle B. Benson, Dwight, ND, dishonored check-$135.000, $133.03 restitution Jade M. Hangge, Staples, domestic assault-$385.00, 90 days, stayed 87 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr, complete domestic abuse counseling, no handguns, 3 yr, no contact w/victim
WTY-JT Randy A Maher etux to Heath A Peterson etux 8-23-13 pt Lots 11 & 12 Blk 1 J.C. Stone Add to Osakis rec 8-26-13 WTY-JT Lyla J Engjer to Scott Edward Triebenbach etux 12-31-11 pt Blk 5 J.C. Stone Add to Osakis rec 8-26-13 WTY Dorothy P Fread to Jeanette R Huebner as trustee of the Jeanette R Huebner 2006 Revocable Trust Agreement 8-2613 Lot 1 Blk 11 Bigelow’s Add to Staples rec 8-27-13 WTY-JT Leon R Klemish etux to Kevin M Harrisoon eeetux 8-23-13 S2SE4SE4 36-131-32 rec 8-27-13 QCD-JT Michael Schultz etux to Michael Schultz etux 8-27-13 SE4SW4 1-129-34 rec 8-27-13 QCD Terry M Martin etux to Lorraine F Kjellberg 8-13-13 pt GL 3 32-131-32 rec 8-27-13 WTY-JT Lorraine F Kjelberg to Paul G Lahr etux 8-20-13 pt GL 3 32-131-32 rec 8-27-13
WTY-Marvin Giza etux to City of Staples 7-19-13 pt NW4NW4 1133-33 rec 8-28-13 QCD-JT Kari Ann Davis etux to Robert J Deering etux 7-18-13 pt NW4SE4 1-133-33 rec 8-28-13 QCD-JT Robbyn N Watland to Robert J Deering etux 8-16-13 NW4SE4 1-133-33 rec 8-28-13 QCD-JT Allan E Erbe etux to Robert J Deering etux 8-9-13 NW4SW4 1-133-33 rec 8-28-13 WTY Eva B Reither to Peggy J Norwood 8-26-13 Lots 1 & 2 Blk 4 New Hampton Add to Staples rec 8-28-13 QCD Alexander J Hartmann to Elizabeth Johnson Hartmann 50% int 6-27-13 Lot 53 & pt Lot 54 Blk 2 Sandy Beach rec 8-28-13 WTY-JT Paul C Johnson etux to Michael W Aksamit etux 8-27-13 Lots 10,11 & 12 Blk 13 Original Townsite of Browrville rec 8-28-13 WTY-JT Anthony J Strack etux to Erik L Espe etal 8-27-13 pt NE4SW4 5-130-33 rec 8-28-13 QCD Stephanie A McDonald etux to Mid Central Federal Savings Bank 8-29-13 pt SE4NE4 28-131-34 rec 8-30-13 CONSERVATOR’S DEED-JT John F Dietsch as conservator of the Estate of Louise M Dietsch to Russell Hammer etux 8-28-13 Lot 11 Blk 2 Scenic Valley-Big Sauk Lake Add rec 8-30-13 WTY Richard L Billotte etux to Tammy Hase 8-29-13 Lot 3 Waldorf’s Subd rec 8-30-13 WTY-JT LaVonne F Otto etal to Brian M White etux 8-29-13 Lot 13 Blk 3 Dutton’s Subd 8-29-13 WTY-JT Hans Erik Bjellum etux to Jason Todd Larson etal 830-13 pt Lot 16, all 17, pt 18 Blk 1 McClure’s Add to Long Prairie rec 9-3-13 WTY Lloyd Anderson etal to Lloyd Anderson etal 8-30-13 NW4NW4 17-129-35, pt S2SW4 8129-35 w/esmts rec 9-3-13 WTY JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Secy of Housing and Urban Development 3-127-13 pt SW4NW4and SE4NE4 9-130-33 rec 9-3-13 WTY-JT Gary R Wegner etux to Matthew S Thompson etux 8-30-13 pt Lot 10, all Lot 11 Michael Subd of GL 5 33-129-35 rec 9-3-13
QCD-JT Scott D Kern etux to Michael J Wallace etal 2-9-13 pt NW4 31-128-35 rec 9-4-13 QCD-JT Ronald C Pettit Etux to Donald Gieske etal 8-27-13 pt SE4NE4SW4 23-127-34 rec 9-4-13 QCD Jennifer R Kirscht to Terence J Kirscht 8-28-13 pt NW4NE4 4-132-33 rec 9-4-13 WTY-JT Eugene L Boisvert to Jacob K Stutzman etal 9-3-13 SE4SE4 & GL 0 8-128-34 rec 9-413 WTY Richard A Walen etux to Eugene L Boisvert 9-3-13 Lot 1 Close’s Subd pt Lot 3 Blk 2 Daniel’s Subd and Pt GL 1 Sec 4 & pt Sec 5 128-35 & pt vac street rec 9-4-13 WTY Edward E Yoder etux to Burt Schahan 8-30-13 pt NW4NW4 & pt SW4NW4 34-13034 rec 9-4-13 WTY Timothy Duane Spychalla akd Timothy D Spychalla to Margaret J Zehlke 8-29-13 pt SE4NE4 28-131-33 rec 9-5-13 WTY-JT Rosemary Robinson etal to Tyler Dreher etal 8-30-13 Lot 1 Blk 1 John’s Add rec 9-5-13 WTY Patrick Callahan to Julian Hynnek etal 8-25-13 SW4 Sec 26 NE4NW4 Sec 35 all 130-34 rec 9-513 QCD Julie Ann HendricksSavoie to Darrin Paul Savoie 7-1513 pt S2NW4 29-129-35 rec 9-5-13 WTY Donald L Hendricks etux to Trustee of the Darlene Marie Hendricks Revoc Intervivos Trust dated 9-30-11 as amended, deed dated 8-21-13 W2NW4 14-132-34 rec 9-5-13 LIMITED WTY Wells Fargo Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp 8-19-13 W2NW4 14-132-34 rec 9-5-13 TRUSTEES DEED Diane K Haskamp & Ila J Smiely Trustees of the Cleone I Ahrens Living Trust dated 4-6-01to Cyril G Felling Jr etal 9-3-13 Lots 5 & 6 Blk 1 Scenic Valley-Big Sauk Lake Add rec 9-513 QCD Hewitt Church of the Nazarene to City of Hewitt 8-22-13 Lot 1 Blk 3 Hewitt Railroad Add rec 9-5-13 QCD-JT Rachel Ewertson etux to David Leagjeld etal 8-30-13 Lot 1 Blk 1 Lee’s Add to Long Prairie rec 9-5-13
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LIMITED WTY Bank of America NA to Secy of Housing and Urban Development 3-22-13 Lot 2 Blk 1 Second Add to Clarissa rec 9-9-13 WTY Peter R Kautto etux to larry I Hansen 9-4-13 pt NW4 13-133-33 rec 9-9-13 LIMITED WTY Wells Fargo Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp 8-20-13 Lots 2&3 Blk 4 Forest Park Add to Staples rec 9-9-13 QCD LaVern H Berndt single to Trustee Agreement of LaVern H Bernndt 9-3-13 W2S2NW44 Seec 11 and pt E2SE4 10-129-33 rec 9-9-13 LIMITED WTY Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp ((Freddie Mac) to Witt Homes LLC 8-30-13 pt NE4NW4 9-1130-35 rec 9-9-13 QCD Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co as trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2005-R2 by Homeward Residential Inc Atty in Fact to Home Dreams Captial LLC, deed dated 8-22-13 pt Blk 19 Townsite of Burtrum rec 9-913 TRUSTEE’S DEED-C.A. Frerichs as trustee of the Frerichs Living Trust dated 6-101 to C.A. Frerichs 8-9-13 Lot 13 Blk 2 Harcora Lodge rec 9-10-13 DEED OF SALE-JT Bruce J & Jeffrey J Gessell as personal representatives of the Estate of Odelia Anne/Odelia A Gessell to Jeffrey J Gessell etux 9-6-13 Lot 2 Sullivan Beach rec 9-10-13 QCD-JT Marcia J Rapatz etux to Marcia J Rapatz etux 9-9-13 pt GL 4 34-131-32 rec 9-10-13 WTY Gary F Chock etal to Maria A May 9-10-13 pt SE4NW4 8-130-33 rec 9-10-13 WTY Duane N Hagenson to Natasha K Peden 9-9-13 Lot 14 & pt Lots 15&16 Blk 10 Drake & Bartraws Add rec 9-10-13 SPECIAL WTY-RBA Investments LLC to ARC DGSPLMN001 LLC 9-3-13 pt Lots 14,15,16,17,& 18 Blk 2 Northern Pacific Add to Staples rec 9-10-13 WTY-JT David Gjerstad to Lawrence J Ling etux 9-9-13 SW4SW4 22-131-34 rec 9-11-13 QCD Leslee Sadlo etal to Harold Shinabarger 5-13-13 Plan of Philbrook 33 & 34 & 133
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& 32 Outlot 4/10 acres. Lot 1-18 Blk 10 n e 35 ft of basement 2nd Ave W of Lots 6&7 rec 9-11-13 WTY-JT Denis W Raatz etux to jordan J Wentland etal 8-3013 Lot 24 Blk 1 Big Swan Lake Campground CIC #20 rec 9-1113 QCD-JT John D Huard to Robert J Deering etal 9-4-13 pt NW4SE4 1-133-33 rec 9-11-13 QCD Delbert D Ehnes etux to Trustees of the Delbert D Ehnes Revocable Trust dated 9-9-13, deed dated 9-9-13 SW4SW4 Sec 10, N2NW4 15-131-34 rec 9-1213 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of the Helen Katherine Allen Trust of 12-20-94 to Diane Liesemeyer 9-10-13 Lot 1 Blk 1 Helen’s Landing rec 9-12-13 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of the Helen Katherine Allen Trust of 12-20-94 to Thomas Quinn 910-13 Lot 2 Blk 1 Helen’s Landing rec 9-12-13 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of the Helen Katherine Allen Trust of 12-20-94 to Mary RobinsonGrythe 9-10-13 Lot 3 Blk 1 Helen’s Landing rec 9-12-13 PR DEED-JT Laura Davison PR Est of Robert A McDonald to Leslie M Hughes etal 9-12-13 Lot 1 & 2 Blk 3 Nelson’s 1st Add to Burlington rec 9-12-13 WTY-JT Levi L Yoder etal to Levi L Yoder etal 9-11-13 SE4SW4 14-133-34 rec 9-16-13 WTY-JT Lucille A Reins etal to Richard W Kleinschmidt etal 9-11-13 pt GL 6 20-127-34 rec 916-13 WTY David M Christoffer etux to Trustees under the David M Christoffer Living Trust dated 2-26-13, deed dated 3-11-13 Lot 3 and pt Lot 4 Dean’s Beach rec 916-13 WTY-JT Richard C Gesme etux to David R Haas etal 9-1313 Lot 4 Triebenbachs Shores rec 9-16-13 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of the Charles E Reichert Family Trust U/A 3-6-06 to Jamie Flan 9-11-13 Lot 2 Blk 4 Burlington Add ex pt platted as ReichertNelson Condo, Units 102 & 104 Reichert-Nelson Condo rec 9-1613 QCD Jamie Flan etux to Wild Men Properties LLC 9-12-13 Units 102 & 104 Reichert-Nelson Condo and und 1/2 int in Lot 2 Blk 4 Burlington Add ex pt platted as Reichert-Nelson Condo rec 9-16-13 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of Patricia M Nelson Trust U/A dated 4-17-01 to Wild Men Properties LLC 9-12-13 Units 101 & 103 Reichert-Nelson Condo and und 1/2 int in Lot 2 Blk 4 Burlington Add rec 9-16-13 WTY DJR Holdings LLC to Lauren Brent Balts 8-22-13 Lot 8 Blk 4 Little Pine Shores ex mineral rights rec 9-16-13 QCD-JT Lou Ann Brinkman aka LouAnn Brikman to Albert A Hoffman etal 8-30-13 pt GL 2 8127-32 rec 9-16-13 WTY-JT Albert A Hoffman etux to Duane M Towle etal 9-1313 pt GL 2 8-127-32 rec 9-16-13 WTY-JT Gerald L Kunkel etux to David Scott etal 9-9-13 Lot 4 Beckley’s Diamone Bay rec 9-16-13 PR Deed-JT Theresa Lubke & Daniel L Piere Co Pr Est of Lawrence E Piere to Kalob J Oyster etal 9-11-13 N2SW4 9-1113 N2SW4 and SE4NW4 19-13334 rec 9-16-13 STATE DEED-JT St of MN to Adam & Angela Becker 8-8-13 Lot 112 Blk 7 Fawn Lake Meadows ex mineral rights rec 916-13 STATE DEED-JT St of MN to Gail Smimda & Kristine Smida 8-8-13 Lot 21 Blk 6 Little Pine Shores ex mineral rights rec 916-13 STATE DEED-JT St of MN to Gene Mattila & Denise Johnson 8-8-13 Bigelow Add to Staples Lots 4 & 5 Blk 14 ex mineral rights rec 9-16-13 STATE DEED-JT St of MN to Timothy & Jayne Sue Rogers 88-13 pt Lot 1 Blk 5 Hope Add ex mineral rights rec 9-16-13 STATE DEED-JT St of MN to Gene & Linda Tordsen 8-8-13 pt SE4NE4 & pt NE4SE4 20-13134 ex mineral rights rec 9-16-13 LIMITED WTY Grove Hotel Properties LLC to Donna J Jares etux 9-16-13 Lot 18 Aud Subd of SE4NW4 & NE4SW4 1-133-33 rec 9-17-13 WTY-JT Joyce M Parish to Everett Osborne etal 9-5-13 Lot 2 Blk 1 Cedar Hills rec 9-17-13 WTY-JT Elvin V Greenwaldt etux to Merrill D Klebs etux 130-13 pt Lots 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Blk 2 Kilburn’s Second Add to Bertha rec 9-17-13 PR DEED-JT Donna Jensen PR Est of Doreen M Jaschke to Juan A Chavez Montanez etal 917-13 pt Lot 3 Blk 4 Tweed’s 1st Add to Long Prairie rec 9-17-13 WTY-JT Trustees of the Pesta Family Trust dated 11-2-12 to Travis R Pesta etal 9-13-13 Lot 5 Blk 1 Thom’s River Acres rec 917-13 WTY-JT James T Maleska etux to Ted K Mahood etux 9-1613 Lot 13 Blk 1 Black’s Resort CIC #23 rec 9-18-13
Liquor Store Manager Wanted
The City of Browerville is accepting applications for the position of Liquor Store Manager. Position reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the day to day operations of the Municipal Liquor Store. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 5 years retail experience, have strong computer skills and knowledge of liquor store management. Salary dependent on experience. Application packets may be picked up at Browerville City Hall, 544 Main Street S., Browerville, MN 56438 320-594-2201 Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2013.
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CORRECTIVE QCD Jeralene J Sorenson-Pallow etux to Lori D Nathe etal 9-3-13 Lot 1 Blk 1 Sorenson’s Long Lake Acres rec 9-5-13 QCD Maurice E Peterson etux to Trustees of the Maurice E Peterson and Mavis R Peterson Trust Agreement dated 12-22-97, deed dated 9-3-13 SE4SE4 3131-32 rec 9-5-13 QCD Nancy McMullen etux to Michael Nosek 6-4-13 pt SW4NW4 and pt NW4SW4 11133-32 rec 9-6-13 WTY-JT John R Chenoweth etux to Joseph J Chenoweth etal 6-17-05 pt NE4SE4 6-131-32 rec 9-6-13 QCD Eva M Buhl to Theresa Zellgert etal 9-5-13 Lots 1 & 4 Blk 8 Brower’s First Add to Browerville rec 9-6-13 QCD Ronald L Strassburg to Seth L Strassburg 8-29-13 N2NW4 and NW4NE4 33-128-32 rec 9-6-13 Sub to Life Estate WTY Robert M Robinson etux to Mechels Properties LLC 9-613 pt S2NW4SE4 31-129-32 rec 9-9-13
Sheriff’s Dept/State Patrol still seeking information
The Todd County Sheriff ’s Office is seeking the publics help in finding information concerning the accident that occurred Friday evening, August 24, 2013, at approximately 9:44 pm just north of the Stearns and Todd County line. The MN State Patrol and Todd County Sheriff ’s were called to the scene of a pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle. Eric J. Raisanen, 40, had been a passenger on a motorcycle that was northbound on Hwy 71 when he fell off and was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene. There have been some leads in the case that have been investigated and are unsubstantiated at this point. The Todd County Sheriff ’s Office and MN State Patrol are urging anyone with information to contact either agency. The Todd County Sheriff ’s Office can be contacted toll free at 800794-5733. The number for the State Patrol is 320-223-6666. Any tips on this accident can also be reported to CRIMESTOPPERS at 800-222-8477. Crimestoppers can also be contacted by text at CRIMES 274637. Begin with TIP674.
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approved, and the board voted to send the item back to the Planning Commission for reconsideration. This item was the request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) by Shannon Hinnenkamp to expand an existing auto salvage business on U.S. 71 in Round Prairie Township by an additional 9.14 acres. Several neighbors objected to the business expansion, and three of them attended the board meeting to voice their concerns prior to the beginning of the meeting during the public comment period. Commissioners discussed the CUP request and decided they did not want to approve it, apparently because they did not understand the provisions of the Todd County Zoning Ordinance that apply. Neighboring property owners and commissioners demanded the following actions during and before the board meeting: --well water monitoring be carried out on properties outside the boundaries of the Hinnenkamp property. --survey stakes missing from a 1991 survey of a neighbor’s property be replaced. --a fence slated for erection on the Hinnenkamp property line be set back from the property line. --the business not be expanded at all, but remain in its current boundaries. --insurance be purchased by the business owner against the possibility that the business goes bankrupt at some future time. --something be done to assure that a homeowner nearby can sell his home successfully. It is not clear what the Planning Commission can do about the objections of the neighboring property owners. None of the demands are covered by the provisions of the Todd County Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission is tasked with reviewing the requests of property owners for zoning amendments, subdivisions, and conditional use permits using the nine criteria set forth in the Ordinance, and making recommendations to the county board. It does not have authority to settle disputes among neighbors, enforce the Ordinance provisions, or go beyond the Ordinance to require actions that are part of the jurisdiction of other agencies. In other business, the board: --approved a liquor license extension for Historic Rock Tavern, LLC, for on-sale, offsale, and Sunday liquor licenses to be extended to March 31, 2014, instead of having them expire on Sept. 20, 2013. --approved a liquor license for on-sale and Sunday liquor for the Sauk Centre Country Club LLC, doing business as Greystone Golf Club, from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. --approved the acceptance of the 2013 Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant by the Sheriff ’s Department for $450, to be used to purchase a Rescue Curtain for Boat and Water. --approved a CUP to create “Kandota Landing” subdivision, lots 1 to 14, in Sections 20 and 29 of Kandota Township. --approved a CUP for the residential subdivision known as “Sibell’s Subdivision Two,” consisting of Lots One and Two in a lakeshore zone in Section 5 of Gordon Township. --approved an application to rezone a small part of the proposed plat of “Sibell’s Subdivision Two” which is further than 1,000 feet from the current zone of AF-2, to Shoreland General Development, to be consistent with the rest of the property within the subdivision. --approved a Final Plat for “Wallace Addition” subdivision in Sec. 31 of Gordon Township, consisting of two lots on a Natural Environment Lake (unnamed lake). --approved a Hold Harmless Agreement for the replacement of three private crossings on Duane Peterson’s property in Eagle Valley Township, Sec. 5, requested by Aaron Wendel, at
These three horses remained absolutely motionless while enduring Thursdays steady rain.
Eagle Valley School Board sets proposed 2013 pay 2014 levy at “maximum amount” (no figure) due to state delays
By Rin Porter At the Sept. 16 meeting, the Eagle Valley School Board was faced with the unusual situation of having to approve a preliminary levy with no dollar amount. This was because the State of Minnesota Department of Education failed to provide school districts throughout the state with information necessary for them to prepare dollar amounts for their levies, but yet required them to approve preliminary levies anyway. According to rules on levy limitations released by the Minnesota Department of Revenue in Nov. 2011, “Minnesota Statutes 275.065, subd. 1 gives school districts the authority to certify their proposed levies as the maximum certified by the Department of Education (shows as “Maximum” on the certification form). To ensure levy limits accurately reflect the latest estimates of student counts, expenditures, and other data that drives the levy formulas, school districts have until September 30th to submit data changes to the Department of Education.” (Levy Limitations, Ch. 5, p. 2) The Dept of Education will provide Eagle Valley (and other school districts) with dollar figures for their levies by Sept. 30, according to this rule. The school board will be notified at its October meeting about the preliminary levy amount approved by the Dept of Education. The final levy amount will be set before Dec. 31, 2013. Just after calling the meeting to order, Chair Sharon Notch called for a motion to close the meeting to the public so the board could discuss legal claims presented by Myron Swanberg. Attorney Dan Carlyle of the Pemberton Law Firm, Wadena, was present to advise the board during the closed meeting, which lasted 20 minutes. When the meeting reopened to the public, the board handled a variety of routine matters. The hiring of Seth Martinson as a full-time Educational Assistant was approved, as was a Cooperative Agreement with Parkers Prairie School District for girls’ basketball for the 2013-2014 school year. A revision in Benjamin Johnson’s music/vocal teacher contract was approved, to correct a clerical error. A student representative to the school board, Laramie Jackson, was approved, and Cheryl Taylor was approved as Fall Cheerleading Advisor. The resignation of Vicky Roe as receptionist was accepted with regret. Participation in the Community Concern for Youth (CCY) Program was approved. Notch told the board that no one had been located by the board’s committee to fill the board member vacancy left by a resignation earlier in the year. The committee will keep trying. The date for the next board meeting was not announced. Several people must be consulted about the date, since it can’t be held at the usual time of the second Monday, due to Columbus Day.
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Wendel’s expense. --approved authorizing Lutheran Social Service to performed activities required by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency in its Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program. --approved the hiring of Bobbi Jo Freie for the Eligibility Worker position in the Financial Support Services Unit of the Division of Health and Human Services. --approved the hiring of Nicole Gesme for the Office Support position in the Financial Support Services Unit of the Division of Health and Human Services. --approved the posting of the Deputy Auditor Treasurer position and the waiving of the 90day waiting period usually required to begin recruiting to fill the position. --set the date for the annual Truth in Taxation meeting for Todd County, for Nov. 26.