Thursday, October 17, 2013

Volume 98; Number 17

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


How can you tell if someone’s lying to you? Part two
Part two of two: By Rin Porter RESEARCH ON DETECTING DECEPTION Lots of articles about research on deception are available, and they seem to reach similar conclusions: no matter what kind of research you do, whether the subjects you study are trained or untrained, the chances of accurately picking out who is lying and who is telling the truth are no better than chance. In other words, if you flipped a coin and called “heads” it’s truth, and “tails” it’s a lie, your accuracy would be about the same as a trained professional in the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Judee Burgoon, Professor of Communication, Professor of Family Studies and Human Development, and Director of Human Communication Research at the University of Arizona, noted in 2004 that “humans have very poor ability to detect deception.” Her research team developed a set of computerized tools to detect deception in text messages. The set of tools was able to differentiate between an individual’s telling the truth and trying to deceive between 61% and 91% of the time – but that was written communication, not oral communication. Burgoon also studied a form of video analysis based on motions made by an individual’s hands and face. The computerized analysis can predict which individuals are telling the truth and which are trying to deceive. She and her team were not able to find a method of teaching humans to detect deception or hostile intent, but “we think we can develop automated tools to aug-

Historical Society holds Civil War event
On Saturday, Oct. 12, about 50 people came to the Browerville Community Center for Todd County History Day, an event put on by the Todd County Historical Society and the Great River Regional Library. There they examined Civil War displays contributed by Burtrum, Bertha, Eagle Bend, Staples, and Todd County Historical Societies about the Civil War experience in their towns and the county at large. After enjoying a meal prepared by members of the Todd County Historical Society, the group heard a fascinating presentation by Colonel Lowell Kruse, Minnesota National Guard, who is a Civil War reenactor. Col. Kruse is stationed at Camp Ripley, where he is Director of Logistics for the Minnesota National Guard. Col. Kruse explained the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863,where the First Minnesota Regiment played a pivotal role in the Union victory. He demonstrated and explained the clothing and gear of a typical Union soldier, and told about his experience in the reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg held last summer at the 150th anniversary of the battle, near the battlefield in Pennsylvania. Over 10,000 reenactors participated.

Wadena County Investigator Amy Ament (photo from website owned by Fargo Forum) ment human judgment that can greatly increase detection’s accuracy by using them.” (“Detecting Deception: Research to Secure the Homeland”, COSSA, 2004. Retrieved on 9/12/13 at Dr. John Grohol published a brief review of deception research in 1999. His sources included Professor Patricia Wallace of the University of Maryland, whose book Psychology of the Internet stated, “Psychological research on deception … shows that most of us are poor judges of truthfulness, and this applies even to professionals such as police and customs inspectors whose jobs are supposed to include some expertise at lie detection.” (“Detecting Deception: A quick review of the research,” retrieved 9.12.13 at An article on the website of the Continued on page 12.

BHS Honor Society sponsors local blood drive

Left: Browerville Public Schools hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the elementary gym on Thursday, October 10. The Browerville National Honor Society members volunteered to help with the blood drive by calling donors and scheduling appointments, hanging fliers, registering and greeting donors at the site. Members assisting included: Jackson Polak, Trent Johnson, Benton Johnson, Emily Lisson, Emily Busch, Jake Iten, Cody Hansmeyer, and Abigail Irsfeld. NHS advisor, Jody Hagenson, also helped with the blood drive. Chairing the drive was BHS Principal, Patrick Sutlief. The blood drive collected 47 units, down from last years 53 units. BHS and the American Red Cross would like to thank all who donated blood.

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Thur. Oct. 17 Mostly Cloudy 49°/33°

Fri. Oct. 18 Partly Cloudy 46°/31°

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Rebecca and Ben Thuringer, Brainerd, boy, Macallister James, 7 lbs 9 oz, October 8, 2013 Jessica and Cory Merrill, Clarissa, boy, Zion Arthur, 8 lbs 7 oz, October 9, 2013 Kimberly and Joe Paulson, Albertville, boy, Blake David, 9 lbs 1 oz, October 10, 2013 Mandy Raddohl and Eric Pion, Nisswa, girl, Teigan Bree, 3 lbs 15 oz, October 10, 2013 Holly Sivicky and Chris Hingst, Wadena, boy, Declan Alexander, 9 lbs 9 oz, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Nolan Kenneth Keller

Arnold & Jeanette (Jenc) Bruder were married October 14, 1953.
There will be a 60th wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with 5:30 p.m. mass at St Mary of Mt Carmel Church in Long Prairie. Reception to follow for family and friends in the church basement. No gifts please.
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Keller of West Fargo, North Dakota, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Kenneth Keller. Baby Nolan weighed in at 9 lbs. 12 oz. And was 21 1/2 in long. Proud grandparents are Jay & Barb Noland, Browerville, Ken & Connie Keller, Esmond ND. Great grandparents are the late V.J. & Doris Noland, Jerry & Jane Biermaier. Residing in North Dakota are Cornelius &Regina Keller and Alice Wack. of Recognition for Extraordinary Person Action for their May 28, 1988 asistance when Delores Kovisto was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Browerville. The boys, “recognizing an individual need, took personal action to save or sustain the life of another.”

Temporary OHV trail closures begin in November
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and registered off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as four-wheel drive trucks that are not being used in conjunction with deer hunting by a licensed deer hunter. The restrictions, which apply to state forest trails and access routes but not to state forest roads, aim to protect recreational riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and to minimize conflicts between deer hunters and recreational riders who may inadvertently disturb them. Licensed deer hunters may still use these routes in conjunction with their hunting activity: • Before legal shooting time. • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • After legal shooting hours. Effective dates of the recreational riding restrictions will be: • Nov. 9 – 24 for the northeastern Minnesota 100 Series deer season. • Nov. 9 – 17 for the Minnesota 200 Series deer season. Because recreational OHV trails located in southeastern Minnesota close Nov. 1 each year, no additional OHV riding restrictions are necessary in that part of the state. While many recreational OHV riders have voluntarily opted not to ride forest trails during deer hunting and small game seasons, recreational OHV riding has become a year-round sport for many. DNR officials remind everyone who visits Minnesota’s state forests this fall to put safety first. For more information, see the 2013 deer season map online at w w w . m n d n r . g o v ( f) or contact the DNR Information Center at or 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-6466367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vernon Olson Vernon Olson, 92, of Clarissa, passed away October 8, 2013, at CentraCare Health System in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Vernon were held Friday, October 11, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Clarissa. Vernon was born on a farm just north of Browerville on February 20, 1921 in Ward Township, Todd County to Gene & Bessie (Frank) Olson. When a young boy the family moved to a farm west of Clarissa. Vernon worked with his dad on the family farm and also worked on his brother’s farms. Vernon married Dolores (Dodie) Bican June 24, 1947, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Clarissa. They bought a farm in Iona Township. Vernon also drove truck; hauling milk cans for the Clarissa Creamery for 10 years and drove truck for Larson Boats for 26 years. After his retirement Vernon raised beef cattle for 10 years. In his spare time he liked working on his farm and reading. Vernon is survived by his wife Dodie of Clarissa; children: Ron Olson, Eagan, Linda (Terry) Walker, Hudson, WI, Steve (Deb) Olson, Browerville, Gene Olson, Hudson, WI and Rick Olson, Little Falls; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; son Mark; granddaughter Felicia; Great Granddaughter Chelsea; Great Grandson Logan; siblings: Oliver, Evelyn, Lucille, Myrna and Violet. Arrangements by Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

Happy 60th Anniversary Mom & Dad

Happy Birthday this week to: Oct. 16: Doug Host, Keith Noska, Ed Goligowski, Lorraine Parteka, Tom Ollman, Marilyn Bryniarski; Oct. 17: Fred Gould, Verna Christopher, Marge Reamer, Gerald Berndt; Oct. 18: Mary Jane Drayna, Jane Motzko, Lucas Maschler, Madison Kellen, Joshua Deering, Jonathan King; Oct. 19: Vicki Wiersgalla, Neil Tyrrell, Stephanie Foote; Oct. 20: Lori Klinnert, Jill Olson, Gabriella Rasmussen; Oct. 21: Dick Lee, Joanne Gould, Robert Geraets, Vera Goligowski, Jeff Parteka, Colleen Anderson, Victoria Couchey; Oct. 22: Paula Becker, Dennis Nordstrom, Jerry Tepley, Chuck Callahan, Brad Weske, Jason Twardowski, Hayden Host Happy Anniversary this week to: Oct. 17: Larry and Pat Pankratz; Oct. 18: Dennis and Glenda Starkweather; Oct. 19: Grant and Stacy Lampert; Oct. 20: Joe and Rosie Iten; Oct. 22: Richard and Mary Jane Kahlert, Ralph and Ellie Twardowski, Mike and Jenny Aksamit, Roger and Roxanne Benning

With Love, Your Family
October City Council
By Venus King The Browerville City Council meeting was held Wednesday October 9, 2013. Approval was given for George & Mary Jo Santer, 501 Myrtle Ave to build a 30 ft by 12 ft. deck on the front of their house. A permit was also approved for Paul Johnson 30859 US Hwy 71 to build a 25 ft by 250 ft. storage shed on the west side of his property. DEPARTMENT REPORTS Liquor Store Some one has been illegally dumping their trash into the dumpster at the Liquor Store. A camera is being installed that will over look that section of the parking lot and dumpster. Public Works Chuck Buhl presented three quotes for a new/larger tractor with 25 more horsepower, and a grapple bucket. Council members approved accepting the quote and purchasing the tractor from Evergreen Equipment in Little Falls, for $40,850 trade in difference. Monies for the purchase will come out of funds budgeted in the past years. Ambulance Shelves for the Ambulance bay and the other upgrades are almost completed. The council meeting was then closed to the public to discuss the Liquor Store Manager position. After reopening the meeting to the public, council members have decided to call three candidates back for a second interview. The interviews will be held with a council member and three members of the general public. A special council meeting will be held Tuesday October 15 to choose the new Liquor Store Manager. Council members approved a $300 upfront payment for the CTAS accounting program that is used by the city. Many small cities uses the CTAS Accounting System because they do business on a cash basis. However it causes a fair amount of work for the auditor as he has to convert our accounting numbers to the GAAP (General Acceptable Accounting Principles) format. Over the past years CTAS has fallen behind other accounting software in its ability to be truly useful. CTAS is still cheaper than any good GAAP accounting software, ($6,000.00 for the last quote). CTAS has been free to all cities and townships for years, now the State Auditor is planning a major update to the CTAS software and the $300 fee will assist in paying for the upgrade. This fee will pay for the upgrade to the software with the hope they will not have to charge a user fee once the update is done. Council meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm.

Marriage Licenses
Bryce D. Mieczkowski, Loveland, CO, and Kayla D. Engebretson, Loveland, CO Joe J. Slabaugh, Long Prairie, and Amanda E. Swartzentruber, Long Prairie

Looking Back
50 years ago - Oct. 17, 1963 New arrivals at St. John’s Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Blommel, Clarissa, girl, Denise Dorothy, 7 lb. 11 oz., Oct. 9, 1963; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Spychalla, Browerville, girl, Colleen Mary, 7 lb. 13 oz., Oct. 11, 1963 25 years ago - Oct. 20, 1988 Chad Smith and Chuck Pechan were awarded an American Red Cross Certificate

Lakewood Health System
Cassandra Pearson and Jonas Stumbo, Staples, boy, Eli Glenn, 9 lbs 2 oz, October 7, 2013 Kendel and Tom Roline, Verndale, girl, Ava Jo, 6 lbs 14 oz, October 7, 2013 Anna and Jamey Ebnet, Long Prairie, girl, Kali Rose, 6 lbs 12 oz, October 8, 2013

Read the Student News pages for information on the new National Honor Society members

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The City of Browerville will be picking up bagged leaves and bundled twigs through October.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Browerville AA and Al-Anon meet every Wednesday at 8 pm at the Todd County DAC Building (320) 533-0021

Browerville Days meeting Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 pm Vets Club Basement
Going over 2013 final numbers Need to find someone to chair 2014 Browerville Days Browerville City Council meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Browerville City Hall - People who already have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare should not do anything related to MNSURE as they will get instructions in the mail when it is time for their renewal. Their Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare continues as usual until they get their renewal notice and instructions. - Persons with MinnesotaCare who will move to Medical Assistance eligibility January 1, 2014, will have this change done automatically as part of the MNSURE system and they do not need to submit an application. They will get instructions at the time of their renewal notice.

Mikko Cowdery Concert at Long Prairie Library
Musician Mikko Cowdery will perform at the Long Prairie Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a concert of musical sunshine with songs from yesteryear including “Wild Irish Rose,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and “Mairzy Doats.” People of all ages will enjoy listening to Cowdery perform on guitar, baritone ukulele and Irish bouzouki. The attendance limit is 50 and registration is required. For more information, please visit or call the library at 320-7322332. Long Prairie Public Library Hours: Mon. 1-7, Tue. 10-6, Wed. 12-6, Thurs. 1-7, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 912

Local organizations receive grants
The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Community Trust Board met on October 7, 2013, and awarded 24 grants totaling $11,766. The following Operation Round Up grants were approved: BerthaHewitt School, $500 toward science resources; Browerville VFW, $500 toward coats for honor guard; Connections High School $600 toward laptop equipment; Long Prairie Elementary, $1000 toward new playground; Sebeka Fire & Rescue, $1000 toward new pagers; Sounds of Spirit Lake, $300 toward outdoor concerts; Verndale Family Life Food Shelf, $1250 toward start of new food shelf; WDC Kindergarten, $240 for learning materials; Wadena Fire Dept., $1000 toward electric Jaws of Life; Wadena Regional Wellness Center, $1000 toward memberships for lower income; Wadena Senior Center, $825 toward water heaters and repairs; Long Prairie Police Dept., $300 for ResQ Discs; Menahga Schools, $191 for bullying prevention; Staples Alliance Church, $600 toward community fall festival; Todd Co Council on Aging, $500 toward volunteer mileage; Verndale Fire & Rescue, $760 for rescue gear; Womenade, $500 for student assistance. In addition, $100 was donated to each

of these food shelves: Bertha, Sebeka, Wadena, Long Prairie, Staples, Browerville and Menahga. Funds for the Operation Round Up program come from participating Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative members who allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the change allocated to a Community Trust fund. The average donation is less than 50 cents a month, yet together, members raise and donate about $30,000 annually to community service projects in the two-county area. Todd-Wadena’s Operation Round Up grant applications are reviewed and recipients selected three times a year by a seven-member volunteer Community Trust board. Application deadlines are the 15th of January, May and September. Local, nonprofit community service groups may apply for Operation Round Up grants by stopping by or calling the Cooperative office at 800-321-8932 or by downloading a copy of the application form and guidelines from the Todd-Wadena website:

The DNR advises motorists to use these driving tips to help avoid collisions with deer: • See the signs. Deer-crossing signs are posted in high-risk areas. Drive with caution, especially in the posted areas. •Deer don’t roam alone. Deer often run together. If one deer is near or crossing the road, expect that others will follow. • Danger from dusk to dawn. Watch for deer especially at dawn and after sunset. About 20 percent of these crashes occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight. • Safety begins behind the wheel. Always wear safety belts and drive at safe, sensible speeds for road conditions. If a vehicle strikes a deer, motorists should report the crash by calling local law enforcement, the sheriff’s department, or the Minnesota State Patrol. By following these tips and maximizing one’s situational awareness, it becomes less likely to experience a deer-vehicle crash.

The current situation may change if the shutdown continues for a significant period of time and results in additional major impacts to military training. The DMA and the DNR are monitoring the situation and will release information as soon as it appears that changes to the timing of the hunts may occur. Hunters should remain vigilant for statewide news releases, public service announcements, and should monitor the DNR’s deer hunting Web page frequently in case changes to this year’s events become necessary. If major changes are needed, the DNR will attempt to contact hunters via letter regarding such changes at least a week prior to the first hunt. The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event. The DNR coordinates the hunt with the DMA, which manages the 53,000acre military reservation.

Minnesota History Pass opens doors for students
The 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass grants all Minnesota 6th graders free admission to any MHS historic site or museum during the 2013-2014 academic year. This year marks the launch of this exciting opportunity. Any child who is in 6th grade in Minnesota is eligible to receive the 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass. The pass will provide free admittance for the student (only the 6th grader, not parents or siblings) to all MHS locations through Aug. 31, 2014. The pass may not be used for field trips, paid programs or specially priced exhibits. This new program has been developed to support the new state academic standards, which designate Minnesota state history and government as the primary focus of 6th grade social studies curriculum. For more information or to request a History Pass for your 6th grader, please visit

Avoid deer-vehicle crashes while driving this fall
Nearly one-third of car-deer collisions each year occur between now and November, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), citing a national report. Minnesota is ranked eighth when it comes to car-deer crash totals, according to State Farm Insurance, which tracks the trends nationwide. Most states, the company reports, are seeing a decline in their numbers. There are two exceptions: Wyoming and Minnesota. Though most people would expect these crashes to be more likely in rural areas, motorists in urban regions of the state also need to watch out for these dangerous — and sometimes deadly — accidents involving deer. Minnesota has 3 million drivers and 136,000 miles of roadway. More than 20,000 deer-vehicle accidents are reported annually, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. While trying to predict when and where a deer and motorist will meet is an impossible task, drivers who understand how deer behave are more likely to avoid a crash.

Government shutdown not expected to impact the Camp Ripley archery hunt
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Minnesota Department of Military Affairs (DMA) are still planning to hold the 2013 Camp Ripley archery hunts scheduled for Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 2-3. “Hunts at Camp Ripley are important to our archers, and many plan for this event a year in advance,” said Beau Liddell, area wildlife supervisor at Little Falls. “In addition, hunter harvest is the only means available to efficiently manage deer populations on the installation. However, effects of the federal government shutdown have made it challenging for our partners at Camp to meet their military training mission. We are sympathetic to those needs which take precedent over hunting at Camp.” In recent days many hunters have contacted the DNR to inquire about impacts of the shutdown on the hunt. While the National Guard is impacted by the shutdown, it appears there will be sufficient military resources available to assist with managing the hunts, and no significant impacts to the timing of the hunt are anticipated.

Todd County Republicans meeting
Todd County Republicans meet the third Thursday of the month, October 17, 8 pm, at the Church of Christ in Browerville (white building on corner across from Duane's Repair/Car Wash) on Main St/US #71. We hope you can make it. For further information, contact Nancy Judd at 320-533-1119.

MNSURE in Minnesota
October 1, 2013, enrollment began into the Affordable Care Act, known as MNSURE in Minnesota. A couple key information points about MNSURE: - Enrollment now is for uninsured people who are applying for, or shopping for health insurance coverage that will be effective January 1, 2014. - If someone needs health coverage now, they should apply using the existing application process through the counties.

Candidate meet and greet
A candidate meet and greet will be held Saturday, October 19, 1 to 4:30 pm at the Community Center in Browerville. Come and socialize, hear what the candidates have to say, and ask questions. Sponsored by the Central Minnesota Tea Party Patriots

Peggy’s Potpourri
October's Party
By George Cooper

Surprise your dinner guests with this dish and dessert from the Thomas Jefferson Cook Book. It has been great fun reading the recipes.

Podrilla La Creole

From the Thomas Jefferson Cook Book

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds cameThe Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet looked their best;

All balanced to their partners, And gaily fluttered by; The sight was like a rainbow New fallen from the sky. Then, in the rustic hollow, At hide-and-seek they played, The party closed at sundown, And everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder; They flew along the ground; And then the party ended In jolly "hands around."

Put 1 pint of red beans to soak the night before. Drain in the morning. Cover with water, set on the fire. Add 1/4 pound salt pork cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add a bunch of herbs, bring to a boil and let cook very slowly until tender. Wash 1 cup of rice well and boil in salted water until light and tender. Add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, salt and pepper to taste. Press into a ring mould set ina moderate oven for ten minutes. Turn out and full the center with the beans which have been drained and from which the herbs have been removed.

Apple Cream

From the Thomas Jefferson Cook Book

Core 6 apples and bake them. When done, remove skins. Separate 2 eggs, beat the yolks and add to the apple pulp. Sweeten to taste and beat vigorously for fifteen minutes. Put in a dish. Beat the whites of the eggs until stiff, add gradually 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar. Spread over the apple mixture and sift a litte powdered sugar over all.

“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.”...Nova Blair

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hunting by pattern
Bow season, for deer in Iowa officially started October 1. I know some people are up before dawn on opening day, in their tree stand, waiting for a deer to walk by. I would never denigrate another hunter for their methods, but to me, hunting a tree stand this time of year is a lot like sitting in a tree while nothing happens. It’s not to say a deer will never walk by, as deer are always milling about the woods. Some people have even gotten big bucks before the rut starts. Some people have also perched in a tree for a week and shot nothing but an occasional squirrel. Only once have I been one of those early season hunters. When a person has the time, the license, and having seen a big buck, it is only natural they will go after it. Several years ago, while mowing hay during the summer, I spotted the biggest buck I had ever seen. While checking cattle that fall, I would occasionally see him in the timber or on a hill bedded down By Walter Scott behind a cedar tree. He was enormous and was trying to drive me crazy. I started spending more time, under the pretense of checking cows, but actually trying to pattern the big old buck. At different times of the day, I would see him different places. Before long, I knew where he would be and when I could get him. Opening day of bow season, I was high up a tree where he would come out of the timber and head into the cedars just after dawn. I sat there until noon. In the afternoon, he would come back out of the cedars, up Strawberry HIll, and go into the hay field. I waited for him in my ground blind on Strawberry Hill during the afternoon and evening. For a week, the same routine was repeated. I saw him several times, always just a bit too far away. He seemed to know where I was and how far he needed to stay away from me. The big old buck was always alert, cautious, and careful. Too careful for my liking. My wife thought I was being a bit obsessive and told me to go do something constructive for a couple weeks while I waited for the rut. Two weeks made all the difference. Sitting high up in a tree as the dawn broke, a person can watch a whole different scene. Rather than an occasional deer walking cautiously by, every deer in the area was running around like there could not possibly be any danger. Bucks I had never seen before passed right under my stand. I spent another week sitting in a tree, waiting for my big buck. I knew, as crazy as the deer get during the rut, my buck would come by. During the afternoons, I again went to my blind on Strawberry Hill. Deer passed by within feet of where I was sitting, not paying any attention. My time of being able to hunt was drawing to a close when I decided all the deer from several miles around had run by my stand and blind. I gave up and I took out a big bodied deer with a small rack to fill the freezer with meat. The pattern had changed, but deer were moving. Late December, while bringing a bale of hay up to the cows, I saw my big buck back at his usual place. I decided then, just because a person can pattern a buck’s movements early in the season, does not mean they can get a shot. I have given up trying to hunt by pattern. Wait until they are going crazy during the rut and take your chances at the right deer coming by.

Letter from the Country
Last week I was able to take a mini vacation with my two youngest and our exchange student, Morten. We left Thursday night and headed up to my sisters cabin in Brimson, MN. It is about 30 minutes west of Two Harbors. Friday we drove to Gooseberry Falls and spent a lot of time exploring the trails and taking photos of the gorgeous fall colors. We were very lucky to get up there right at the peak of the colors. After Gooseberry Falls we went into Two Harbors to walk the waterfront. It was extremely windy but we braved the chill and hiked around the rocks.

Saturday we headed up to Ely, MN to the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center. They were both very interesting although the kids liked the wolf center best. We were able to see four different wolves and watch them for quite some time.

Minnesota’s nongame wildlife program debuts Facebook page
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding its use of social media with the recent launch of a Facebook page for its nongame wildlife program The DNR now has nine Facebook pages and four Twitter accounts. The nongame Facebook page highlights success stories, emerging issues and photographs pertaining to the program’s work to help more than 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. “We are excited about the use of social media outlets like Facebook,” said Carrol Henderson, nongame wildlife program supervisor. “Social media is a great way to get younger, and more tech savvy, Minnesotans interested in our native wildlife species, DNR projects and volunteer opportunities.” The nongame wildlife program is the same program as the donation check-box on Minnesota income and property tax forms. The program’s Facebook page tells more about how donation money is spent. The DNR’s social community includes: Facebook Minnesota Boat and Water Safety ( Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program ( Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine ( Minnesota Fishing ( Minnesota Hunting & Trapping ( Minnesota State Climatology Office ( Minnesota State Parks and Trails ( /mnstateparksandtrails) School Forest Program (www. PlayCleanGo (www.facebook. com/playcleango) Twitter Minnesota DNR ( Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine ( Minnesota State Parks ( PlayClean Go ( playcleango) YouTube The Bear Center is getting pretty quiet as most of the bears in northern Minnesota are getting close to full hibernation at this point. “Honey” was the only bear not hibernating yet when we visited. Her body language gave the impression that she would soon be tucked away in her den for the next seven months like the others. Sunday we headed to Duluth to take in the sights. We arrived just as a Canadian ship was heading out of the bay. The kids enjoyed watching the aerial lift bridge go up to allow the ship to pass under it and then watching it descend for the vehicles to travel across it again. We too had to drive across it as well as the long bridge to take us over to Wisconsin. The weather was fantastic, with blue skies and a cool sunny day. We stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory before heading home for a treat. Oh My Goodness!!! I am not a chcolate lover by any means but I wanted to try something. I chose a Toffee walking stick - it was amazing! Morten chose a Snicker walking stick and said it was fantastic. Another fun filled adventure for the books. Until next time. Stacey

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(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: 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. MORTGAGOR(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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Meeting Notice
Little Elk town board will meet Oct. 24th at 8 pm at the Little Elk Town Hall. Clerk, William Hollenbeck

Todd County Board of Commissioners Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on September 17, 2013
Call to order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 17th day of September, 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 Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the agenda with the following additions: Schedule Date for TNT Meeting ROUTINE BUSINESS On motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the September 3, 2013 Regular Board Minutes as read. On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Approve the Commissioner Warrants #35477 - #35600 in the amount of $76,055.16. On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Health & Human Service Warrants in the amount of $49,108.50. On motion by Blessing and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Updated Joint Powers Agreement with Central MN EMS Region. (Agreement on file in the Administration Office). On motion by Kircher and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve an On Sale, Sunday and Off Sale Liquor License extension for the Historic Rock Tavern LLC to have his licenses extended to March 31, 2014. On motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve an On Sale and Sun•day Liquor for the Sauk Centre Country Club, LLC/DBA Greystone Golf Club from October 1, 2013 thru March 31, 2014. On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve to set the Truth and

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

Taxation hearing for No•vember 26, 2013, to start at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners Board Room. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT On motion by Kneisl and second by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: ACCEPT 2013 FEDERAL BOATING SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT WHEREAS, the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office applied for the 2013 Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve the 2013 Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant. SOIL, WATER & CONSERVATION On motion by Erickson and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Conditional Use Permit to create a subdivision to be named “Kandota Landing”. Plat consists of Lots 1 thru 14, The Subdivision will have 13 residential lakeshore riparian lots and 1 residential nonriparian lot. All lots exceed the minimum size requirement of 80,000 sq. feet. A new road is being proposed. All lots will be serviced by private water wells and septic systems. Property Owners: First State Bank of Sauk Centre. Kandota Landing, Lots 1 thru 13, Block One and Lot 1, Block Two. Section 20 & 29, Twp 127, Range 34, Kandota Township, Todd County. On motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced. Conditional Use Permit for the expansion of the existing business of Hwy 27 Auto Salvage was tabled and sent back to the Planning Commission for further review and discussion. On motion by Blessing and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Con•ditional Use Permit for a “Temporary Housing Permit” – to place a 1,280 sq. ft manufactured home on the same site as the existing home, to be occupied by a family member. Use Permit is required for Temporary Housing located in an Ag/Forestry-2 district zone. One sewer system will be installed to handle both homes. Property Owners: Joseph & Karen Zetah. Site Address: 33968 Pulaski Rd. Cushing, MN 56443. 40 acres) NE4 NW4, Section 24, Twp 132, Range 32, Fawn Lake Township. On motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Application to rezone that part of the proposed plat of “Sibell’s Subdivision Two” which is further than 1,000 feet of Lake Osakis from the current zone of Agricultural/Forestry-2 to Shoreland General Development (GD) to be consistent with the rest of the property within the subdivision. Property Owners: Darwin Sibell. “Sibell’s Subdivision Two”, Section 5, Twp 128N, Range 35W, Gordon Township, Todd County. Approved with the condition the plat of Sibell Subdivision Two is approved and recorded.

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Right: Last week students from the public and parocial schools were treated to a ride on the fire engine as part of Fire Prevention Week.
Tiger Sports
Mon. Oct. 21: VB P. C. championship Tue. Oct. 22: FB section 1/4 finals Thur. Oct. 24: VB pigtail play Fri. Oct. 25: VB 1/4 finals Sat. Oct. 26: FB section semifinals

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

National Honor Society inducts new members
An assembly was held Tuesday, October 8, to honor the Browerville High School seniors who were selected to become members of the National Honor Society. Helping with the assembly were the following NHS members selected last year: Benton Johnson, Trent Johnson, and Jackson Polak. Selected this year were: Emily Busch, Emily Lisson, Cody Hansmeyer, Jake Iten, and Abigail Irsfeld. Emily Busch has worked at Steve’s Country Foods for four years. She has volunteered at her church to serve, clean the cemetery, and help with the Kolache Bake. She has also helped with government elections. She has taken many college classes including Composition I, Human Biology, Personal Health and Wellness, Psychology, Interpersonal Communications, Sociology, and College Algebra. She has participated in band, competing at state level on her flute FFA, volleyball and track. She is the vice president of FFA this year and serves on the student council. Emily is the daughter of Lee and Karen Busch. Emily Lisson has volunteered to clean her church and cemetery, and help with the Kolache Bake. She has also spent many house reading to an elderly lady the past two years. She works as a dietary aide. She has taken college classes, including Composition I, Psychology, Human Biology, and College Algebra. She has been involved in band, choir, BPA, yearbook, FFA, basketball, volleyball, football cheerleading, and softball. During her junior year at BHS she was vice president of fundraising for BPA. She is currently serving as a yearbook editor, volleyball captain, and football cheerleading captain. Emily is the daughter of Bill and Mary Lisson. Cody Hansmeyer has volunteered at his church and has helped clean the cemetery. He as also assisted at the Legion Baseball Tournament. He works at Alco Retail Store and Andrew Sandy’s Dairy Farm. He also worked at JCP Potato Farms. He as taken the following college classes: Composition I, Interpersonal Communication, Psychology, and College Algebra. In ninth grade he served as class treasurer, and in tenth grade he was class vice president. During his high school years at BHS he has lettered in football, basketball, and track. Last year he was a member of the BHS basketball team that received the All-Academic Award. Cody is the son of Tony Hansmeyer and Joyce Thielen. Jake Iten has served at his church as an usher and in the choir, and has helped clean the cemetery. He assisted at the Legion Baseball Tournament and with youth football. He has volunteered at the food shelf, the Annual Harvest

and shoveled snow for his neighbor. He works at Steve’s Country Foods and as a lifeguard at the pool. He has taken college classes, including Composition I, Interpersonal Communication, Psychology, and Human Biology. During his high school years at BHS he as participated in football, basketball, track, band, Jazz Band, choir, Pop Singers, and Real Men Sing. He has served as student council treasurer the past two years. Jake is the son of Mike and Heidi Iten. Abigail Irsfeld has volunteered to clean and paint at Christ the King, along with being in the church choir and a VBS leader. She helped clean the cemetery, and helped with the Kolache Bake. She has also spent time helping at the Legion Baseball Tournament the past two years. She works as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, as well as being a summer custodial worker at BHS. She has taken several college classes, including Composition I, Psychology, Medical Terminology, Human Biology, and College Algebra. She has been involved in band, choir, Pop Singers, yearbook, FFA, the BHS Art Show, and the Veterans Day Program. She has participated in basketball, volleyball, football cheerleading, and track. During her years at BHS she has served as a choir officer, band officer, Peer Helper, and Student Council member. She is currently serving as a volleyball

captain and football cheerleading captain. This year she was crowned Homecoming Queen. Abigail is the daughter of Denis and Pam Irsfeld. To be selected students must first apply to our local chapter and complete an application form. Standards for application include scholarship, leadership, character, and service. A minimum GPA of 3.4 for seniors and 3.6 for juniors is required for students to apply. Application forms require students to document ways they have shown leadership and service to others. All faculty and staff members who work with these students are asked to rate students on their character. Finally, our NHS faculty council review the student’s application and look at staff rankings to determine who will be selected as members. NHS is a national organization that is recognized by colleges and scholarship committees across the United States. Being a member is an honor, but also comes with responsibilities. Members must continue in good standing in their school and community, and continue participating in service events. Like other clubs at school, students will elect officers, plan activities and fundraisers, have meetings, and complete service hours. A formal education ceremony for students and parents will be scheduled in March with a banquet meal.


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Tigers winning streak continues
By Mary Irsfeld The Browerville Tigers' winning streak continues as they tack on two more wins this past week. The Tigers traveled to Pillager on Tuesday and defeated the Huskies 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-17). Opponents shouldn't be able to key in on one or two of our players. Our hitters have really stepped up and found a way to put the ball down. Katelyn Middendorf has a lot of options and has been using our hitters well. Kendra Buchta led attackers with 13 kills as Crystal Pearson and Paige Callahan each had 8, and Abigail Irsfeld contributed 6. Middendorf ended the night with 31 set assists and 10 digs. Emily Lisson had 10 digs and Pearson had 9. Callahan put up 3 ace blocks. On Thursday the Tigers sealed up the Prairie Conference South Champs as they defeated the Swanville Bulldogs 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-21). Swanville is tough to beat at home. It was a well-fought battle throughout the match. Two of the three games we found ourselves down by 6-8 points. We continued to battle and were able to come out on top. Middendorf put up 30 set assists and 12 digs. Callahan led our attackers with 12 kills followed by Pearson and Dani Leagjeld with 8, Buchta with 6, and Irsfeld with 4. Pearson also had 11 digs and Irsfeld had 3 ace serves. The Tigers host Staples-Motley on Monday and the Upsala Cardinals on Tuesday. Go Tigers!

Browerville Public School Lunch Menu
Mon. Oct. 21: Hamburger, FF, peas, apple/orange, milk Tue. Oct. 22: Build your own salad, hotdog, chicken pasta salad, peach slices/pineapple, milk Wed. Oct. 23: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, pear slices/orange, milk Thur. Oct. 24: Chili/chicken noodle soup, bologna/ham sandwich, carrots/broccoli, pear slices/ mixed fruit, milk Fri. Oct. 25: Cheese/chicken quesadilla, green beans/broccoli, peach slices/grapes, milk

State FFA Officers visit Browerville

On October 1, two state FFA officers came to our school. Brooke Wente, State Secretary, and Stuart Schumacher, State Vice President. They arrived after school and attended our homecoming volleyball game and cheered us on. The next morning they put on a workshop for the seventh and eighth graders during first block. The students split into ten groups and had to complete many activities. The workshop was centered on leadership, communication, and working together. They demonstrated this with the things they had the students do. The first thing they did was pick a leader and name. To learn leadership, they had to write skills they felt were important for a good leader on sticky notes and put them on their group leader. To demonstrate communication, they assigned a builder and other members had to describe what they had to build and give them directions. Finally, to demonstrate working together, they were all tied together with plastic wrap and had to run up and down the gym. After the workshop, the Browerville FFA officers met with Brooke and Stuart and discussed how to improve our local FFA chapter.

The Browerville Blade, Page 8, Thursday, October 17, 2013

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On motion by Kircher and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Conditional Use Permit for the residential subdivision known as “Sibell’s Subdi•vision Two” Subdivision consisting of two lots: Lot One Block One containing 2.23 acres and Lot 2, Block One containing 1.99 acres. Use Permit is required for all subdivisions located in lakeshore zoned property. Property Owners: Darwin Sibell. Sibell’s Subdivision Two, Lot One & Two, Block One, Section 5, Twp 128N, 35W, Gordon Township, Todd County. On motion by Blessing and second by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: FINAL PLAT APPROVAL – “WALLACE ADDITION” WHEREAS, OwnersDeveloper Michael & Kim Wallace have applied to subdivide property next to Lake #196 (unnamed lake), property described as that part of the NW4, Section 31, 128N, R35W, Gordon Township, Todd County. RESOLVED, the final plat of “Wallace Addition” be approved as presented. TODD COUNTY DITCH & AG On motion by Kneisl and second by Blessing, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT FOR DITCH MAINTENANCE AND REPLACING PRIVATE CROSSINGS– COUNTY DITCH 31 WHEREAS, Aaron Wendel is requesting to maintain approximately 2,887 feet of CD31 and to replace three private culvert crossings. The ditch is located on Duane Peterson’s property, 070004000, in Eagle Valley Twp section 5. The maintenance will be done at Aaron’s own expense. A Hold Harmless Agreement has been signed and submitted to the Ditch Authority. RESOLVED, the Todd County Ditch Authority gives permission to Aaron Wendel to maintain

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, State of Minnesota, has been authorized to undertake a program to provide funds for Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Projects. RESOLVED, that the Lutheran Social Service is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with the administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program in the county of Todd, in Minnesota. On motion by Blessing and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve hiring of Bobbi Jo Freie for the Eligibility Worker position in the Financial Support Services unit, Grade 17, Step 5, $18.65 per hour. Start date pending notice to previous employer. On motion by Kneisl and second by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve hiring of Nicole Gesme for the Office Support Position in the Financial Support Services unit, Grade 15, Step 2, $13.673 per hour. Start date pending notice to previous employer. AUDITOR-TREASURER On motion by Kneisl and second by Blessing, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the waving of the 90 day waiting period and to begin recruiting to fill the position of Deputy Auditor-Treasurer. On motion by Kircher and second by Blessing, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2014 PRELIMINARY LEVY WHEREAS, the Laws of the State of Minnesota direct that the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to annually approve by resolution a preliminary levy. RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners approves the Preliminary Levy for Todd County, for property taxes payable in 2014 as follows:

CONTECH CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS 8,072.95 GEORGE SLACK PAINTING 2,200.00 MORRIS ELECTRONICS 2,089.54 MORRISON CO PUBLIC HEALTH SERV 3,900.91 S.W. RECYCLING 2,076.00 STAPLES WORLD 2,155.29 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING INC 2,450.00 Payments less than 2000 37,884.66 Final Total $76,055.16 HHS COMMISSIONER WARRANTS Vendor Name (Provider) # 11645 Foster Care 2,134.15 # 10981 Foster Care 3,669.78 # 8165 LP-GE School/LP Kids 3,041.92 # 10746 Foster Care 5,673.72 # 11417 Foster Care 3,917.16 # 16220 Foster Care 3,902.80 Payments less than 2000 26,768.97 Final Total $49,108.50 On a motion by Blessing and second by Erickson the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held September 17, 2013 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on October 1, 2013. Witness my hand and seal Randy Neumann, County Board Chairperson Karen Busch, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer

Blaze orange safety requirement reduces hunting accidents
With Minnesota’s small game hunting season underway and the firearm deer season set to begin Nov. 9, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says making a blaze orange fashion statement this fall might not get you on the best-dressed list, but it just might save your life. “Wearing blaze orange clothing is a safety requirement to hunt or trap during Minnesota’s small game season or deer season,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. “It’s important to be seen by others.” Small Game Seasons: At least one visible article of clothing above the waist must be blaze orange when taking small game, except when hunting wild turkeys, migratory birds, raccoons, predators, when hunting by falconry, trapping or while hunting deer by archery while stationary. Deer Season: The visible portion of a cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, must be blaze orange when hunting or trapping during any open season where deer may be taken by firearms (including special hunts, early antlerless, youth seasons and muzzleloader). Blaze orange includes a camouflage pattern of at least 50 percent blaze orange within each square foot. This restriction does not apply to migratory bird hunters on waters or in stationary shooting locations or to trappers on waters. “The failure to wear to wear blaze orange puts a hunter in jeopardy of not being seen by someone who does not take the

time to properly identify their target and what’s beyond it,” Hammer said. Hammer recommends faded blaze orange garments be replaced. “Blaze orange, more than any other color, is the most easily seen and recognized bright, unnatural color against a natural background,” Hammer said. “This shade of orange is the only satisfactory color for hunters to wear under all weather and light conditions. The color of the cap, vest, or coat should be plainly visible from all sides while it is being worn.” From the standpoint of hunter safety, the wearing of this highvisibility color while deer hunting and while small game hunting in heavy cover, such as for grouse and pheasant, is a great communications tool. “Blaze orange clothing is a tremendous aid in helping hunters maintain visual contact with one another, particularly when moving through dense cover or woods,” Hammer said. “Any hunter who has ever identified someone strictly by seeing blaze orange knows its value in keeping track of other hunters in the field.” For those that use ground blinds, Hammer said to remember to place some blaze orange on the outside of the blind for others to see. Tent style blinds can fully conceal even the best dressed hunter. Some safety tips for nonhunters: • Wear bright clothing. Choose colors that stand out, like red, orange or green, and avoid white, blacks, browns, earth-toned greens and animal-colored clothing. Blaze orange vests and hats are advisable. • Don’t forget to protect pets. Get an orange vest for an accompanying dog. • Make noise. Whistle, sing or carry on a conversation when walking to alert hunters that someone is in the area. Sound carries well across woods and forests, and hunters should listen for any sounds of animal movement. • Be courteous. Don’t make unnecessary noise to disturb wildlife. Avoid confrontations. • Make presence known. If a nonhunter hears shooting, the person should raise their voice and let hunters know they’re in vicinity. • Know the dates of hunting seasons. Learn about where and when hunting is taking place. • If hunting makes a nonhunter uneasy, the nonhunter should choose a hike in a location where hunting is not allowed.

Gear up for pheasant hunting
By Scott Roemhildt, DNR information officer Pheasant hunting doesn’t require a lot of specialized or expensive equipment, but there are some basic items that will make your time in the field more enjoyable and productive. License/Hunting Regulations Handbook. The trail to good hunting starts with a license. You can get handbooks and licenses at any of the more than 1,500 DNR electronic license vendors or online at w w w . m n d n r . g o v . ( Hunting licenses are also available by mobile application or by dialing 888-665-4236.

approximately 2,887 feet of CD31 and to replace three private culvert crossings. The ditch is located on Duane Peterson’s property, and the project will be done at Aaron’s own expense. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES On motion by Blessing and second by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR MINNESOTA HOUSING AND FINANCE AGENCY FAMILY HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

ANNEX AND ELEVATOR RENOVATION UPDATE Earl Fuechtmann, Contegrity Group gave their monthly update on the construction on the annex and on the elevator installation. COMMISSIONER’S REPORT Nothing at this time. ADJOURN Commissioner Neumann recessed the meeting until October 1, 2013. COMMISSIONER WARRANTS Vendor Name Amount BAUER/BARRY & LARAE 7,234.50 CENTRAL APPLICATORS INC 7,991.31

Maps. Scouting an area will increase your odds of finding pheasants and good maps will help your efforts. Go to w w w . m n d n r . g o v ( l) for free online, interactive maps that identify wildlife management areas and Walk-In Access areas. Combined, these programs provide 1.3 million acres of public hunting on 1,550 parcels. A local plat book may also come in handy to identify specific parcels of land. Shotgun and shells. The best shotgun is one that you have used and are comfortable with. The style or gauge of the shotgun is not nearly as important as your proficiency with it. Since pheasants are fairly tough birds, you will want to choose a heavier load such as 4 or 5 shot and limit your shooting distances to less than 50 yards. This will result in fewer wounded birds. Nontoxic shot is required on federal land, but many hunters prefer to use it anytime they’re in the field. Blaze orange. Minnesota pheasant hunters are required to wear at least one visible article of clothing above the waist that is blaze orange. This could be a hat, jacket or hunting vest. The more blaze orange you wear, the more visible you will be to other hunters. Good boots. Pheasant hunting involves lots of walking on uneven terrain. Good quality, above-theankle boots or shoes will provide the comfort and support you need for a day in the field. Since crossing creeks and marshy areas is common, waterproof boots are preferred by many hunters. Layered clothing. Cool fall mornings often turn into sunny, warm afternoons. Layered clothing will prepare you for a variety of weather conditions. Long sleeves and gloves will help keep you from getting scratched up when moving through tall grass, cattails or woody cover. Hunting chaps or brush pants will protect your legs and keep you dry on mornings when the grass is wet. Eye and ear protection. Anytime you use a firearm, you should protect your eyes and ears. A pair of sunglasses and foam ear plugs will provide basic protection. More expensive options included coated, colored, high impact lenses and digital hearing aids that enhance some sounds while protecting ears from loud noises. A good dog. A dog is not required to hunt pheasants, but a good hunting dog will increase the opportunities you have to harvest birds and provide you with a companion in the field. A hunting dog is a year-round commitment. Be sure you are willing to invest significant time and energy before purchasing a dog. Hydration. Be sure to carry at least two bottles of water in the field and have jugs of water at your vehicle. Water your dog and yourself, often. Bring snacks to keep your energy level up and consider canine energy bars for your dog. The right equipment and a little preparation will greatly enhance your hunting experience. Have fun, be safe and good luck hunting!

Browerville Blade, Page 9

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Building a culture of conservationism; we all have a responsibility
By Tom Landwehr Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunting and fishing are such a valued part of our Minnesota heritage that they are forever preserved privileges under the state constitution alongside protections for freedom of expression and religious liberty. Our outdoor traditions are a part of our culture. Preserving that culture is critical. Hunters and anglers are the fiercest advocates for fish and wildlife conservation. By way of hunting and license fees, and because of excise taxes on fishing rods and firearms, they also provide the economic base to manage and protect the natural habitat and wildlife we all value. Unfortunately, this important group of environmental advocates is a shrinking group. A smaller and smaller portion of our state’s population is participating in hunting and fishing. The declining trend may be rooted in an aging population, increased disconnection from the out-of-doors and lower participation rates among minorities - portions of the Minnesota population that are growing the fastest. This should concern not only the hunter and the angler, it should concern everyone because ultimately fewer people interested in and participating in our outdoor tradition translates into waning support for our natural environment. It’s not a pattern unique to Minnesota, which is of even greater concern. We need to broaden support for outdoor pursuits so we can also maintain a funding base for fish, wildlife and natural resources management. As an agency, the Department of Natural Resources offers programs and initiatives and activities to try to sustain and build up our population of sports people. Becoming an Outdoors Woman introduces hundreds of women each year to fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports. More than 10,000 kids and adults annually participate in Fishing in the Neighborhood events aimed at introducing metro area kids to fishing at 67 DNR-managed fishing ponds right in their own neighborhoods. Mentored turkey and deer hunts provide kids the opportunity to hunt with an experienced adult and a special youth waterfowl day allows kids a day to hunt before the regular duck opener. We certified more than 21,000 firearms safety students last year. We’ve recruited women to teach some of these firearm safety courses so girls and
women can see someone like them as a leader and role model in a male-dominated sport. Since its inception in 2004, Archery in the Schools has taught basic archery skills to hundreds of thousands of students. We are fortunate in this state to have an abundance of public lands and waters. In the past year 4,405 acres have been added to the DNR’s 1.4 million-acre wildlife management area system where hunters have access to once private lands; these are lands especially critical for future generations of hunters. We as an agency have pushed for legislative changes aimed at eliminating obstacles and constraints for young sportspeople and made it easier for adults to take youth out fishing and hunting. This past session, the Legislature reduced the nonresident youth license fees so they’re in line with youth resident license fees. And an earlier change created an apprentice hunter validation so young hunters can sample hunting for two seasons before they’re required to complete a hunter education firearms safety course. In the end, however, DNR can only do so much to reverse course on the trajectory that started its downward and broad-based tilt in the 1990s. Increasing hunter and angler participation is really about the relationship between two people: an experienced hunter interested in sharing his or her knowledge, ethics and skills and an beginner interested in gaining knowledge, ethics and skills. This is what we call the “natural path” to recruitment, and is where every experienced hunter/angler can help. Hunting and fishing have been lifelong passions of mine – passions I am passing along to my kids. As a conservationist and outdoorsman, I believe we have an obligation to ensure our rich outdoor traditions are passed onto another generation, to preserve our Minnesota culture and ultimately our environment. As you go afield for another fall hunting season, I ask you to share the passion with someone new. Invite a neighbor kid or co-worker to get on board. Take your spouse, son, or daughter. Encourage kids to enroll in organized programs that offer mentored hunting and fishing experiences. Open others to new experiences and foster a renewed culture of outdoor sports in the state -- for their future and the future of wildlife conservation and management in Minnesota.

The Browerville Blade, Page 10

By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I met what I believe was an Amish horse and buggy traveling down the highway in the dark the other night. It did not appear to have any lights or markings. Is this safe or legal? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 169.522 requires an illuminated or fluorescent redorange triangle to be displayed on all animal-drawn vehicles operated on designated roadways. This statute allows a person who objects to the display of the red-orange triangle to apply for a permit for an alternate emblem; however he or she is still required to display the redorange triangle between sunset and sunrise. Several members of Minnesota’s Amish community object to these requirements based on their religious beliefs. Instead of the emblems, many use the white reflective tape and lighted red lanterns. Members of the Amish community challenged citations issued as a result of the noncompliance based of the case State v. Hershberger, 462 N.W.2d393 (Minn. 1990), which was eventually heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Court ruled in favor of the Amish appellants. Although some additional administrative rules (Chapter 7440) were published in 2001 outlining the alternate emblem permit process, nothing in Minnesota State Statute 169.522 has materially changed since this ruling, nor has the ruling been reversed or otherwise overturned. Amish buggies are considered in compliance with Statute 169.522 provided they display white reflective tape during daylight hours in conjunction with a lighted red lantern from sunset to sunrise or when visibility is impaired (snow, rain, smoke, fog, etc…). To answer your question as to what you saw, not safe and not legal. 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,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sheriff’s Report
On October 7, at 12:55 am, Justin Hiltner, Wadena, struck a deer on Hwy 71, three miles north of Long Prairie, causing moderate damage to the front end of his vehicle. On October 12, at 9 am, Dylan B. Schleske, 16, Fergus Falls, went off the road on Hwy 210, just east of County 23, striking an approach and large rock in the ditch. Schleske stated he had fallen asleep and was not injured. His 1997 Ford F250 was a total loss. At 1:43 pm, October 9, a rural Osakis resident reported a male had called his home, acting as his grandson, claiming he had been in an accident. The phone was then handed to another party, who claimed to be a state patrol staff sergeant, explaining the grandson had been in an accident and would be released for $2,400 bail. He was advised to get a money order and send it to to an address in New York. If anyone received this type of call be aware it is a scam and do not send any money. At 7:08 am, October 13, the sheriff’s office received a report of a one vehicle accident on County 22, west of County 11, Section 5, Eagle Valley Township. Michael Carlson, Alexandria, driving a Kenworth milk truck owned by Nelson Creamery, struck a black Angus cow. Carlson was not injured; the truck sustained damage to the drivers side front area. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriff’s Department at 320-732-2157 or 1800-794-5733.

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Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) September 30: Jesse J. Witucki, Browerville, made his first court appearance on DWI charges. An October 14 RU8 hearing was scheduled. October 4: Jennifer F. Paul, Staples, appeared in court on charges of no proof of insurance, obstructed vision/cracked windshield, and expired drivers license. A chemical use assessment was ordered and a settlement conference set for October 21. October 7: John H. Terfehr, Osakis, made his first appearance on charges of driving after cancellation. An RU8 hearing was set for October 28. Christopher D. Wessman, Long Prairie, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 90 days and reinstated on probation. Marguarette R. Norwood, Browerville, pled guilty to second degree refusal to test at an omnibus hearing. She was fined $1020, sentenced to 365 days, with 335 days stayed for six years, placed on supervised probation for six years, abstain from alcohol, attend a MADD impact panel and is subject to random testing. She has already completed a chemical use assessment. Tyler R. Langer, Wadena, pled guilty to fifth degree drug possession at an omnibus hearing. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for November 25.

East Side of Rice Lake
35304 Nighthawk Trail - Cushing, PH: 612-987-3592
Between Cty Rd. #16 & Cty Rd. #18 & Leisure Dr. web page: • find us on facebook

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Anthony T. Becker, Long Prairie, 82/60-$230.00 Kyle S. Becker, Long Prairie, 65/55-$130.00 Richard T. Benning, Browerville, 65/55-$130.00; 70/60-$130.00 Patricia F. Bourne, Little Falls, dishonored check-$380.00 Brett A. Carlson, St Paul, burn prohibited material-$285.00 Anthony J. Loehrer, Long Prairie, careless driving, no proof insurance, violate instruction permit, speed-$480.00 Zachary T. Noyes, Brainerd, 70/55-$150.00 Cody L. Ritter, Sauk Centre, 70/55-$150.00 Patsy L. Thompson, Clarissa, fail to stop-$140.00 Eric D. Waln, Eagle Bend, underage consumption-$190.00; open bottle-$100.00 Brent A. Wolf, Moorhead, 80/70$130.00 Long Prairie Police Steven J. Ness, Long Prairie, violate order for protection$190.00, 90 days, stayed 47 days, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1 yr Staples Police Jarret L. Dewald, Staples, violate limited drivers license$175.00; violate limited drivers license-$190.00 Mark C. Lacey, Laporte, expired registration-$120.00 Chad N. Schimmelpfennig, Crosslake, 52/35-$150.00

Alicia M. Trana, Staples, possess drug paraphernalia-$140.00 DNR Benjamin T. Brown, Browerville, operate ATV on road-$140.00 Robert P. Hughes, III, Saginaw, MI, use weed roller w/o permit$290.00 Duane K. Lentz, Burtrum, under 18 ATV operator w/o helmet$140.00 Gerald J. Rudolph, Mathomedi, use weed roller w/o permit-$290.00 Matthew G. Sanoski, Browerville, untagged big game animal$190.00 MN State Patrol Timothy J. Almendinger, Northfield, 80/70-$130.00 Adam C. Carr, Wahpeton, ND, 80/70-$130.00 Daniel R. Desrochers, Apple Valley, window tint too dark$140.00 Brad A. Michelson, Willmar, 65/55-$130.00 Loren M. Nowacki, Grand Forks, ND, 80/70-$130.00 Jordan S. Schmidt, Fargo, ND, 81/70-$140.00 Thane A. Schultz, Cushing, 65/55-$130.00 Ana M. Studer, Clearwater, 65/55-$130.00 Toni R. Tebben, Long Prairie, 65/55-$130.00 Jesse D. Theiler, Eagle Bend, no seat belt used-$115.00 Shawn A. Tischer, Richfield, follow too close-$140.00

HALLOWEEN PARTY October 26th, 7 pm
Bean Bag Tournament, Games, Music & Snacks
Costume Contest 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place

Supper Club Fri & Sat 5-9 pm

School is Open Please Drive Carefully Watch for Children

Cty Rd 3 • Eagle Bend 218-738-5155
Take Out Menu • Burgers Homemade Pizza Broasted Chicken & More

Open For Golf Weather Permitting
Book Your Holiday Party By October 31st And Receive 10% Off The Buffet (30 or more)

Contact Dave: 320-766-3520

The Browerville Blade, page 11

- Action Ads Action Ad’s deadline is Friday at noon.
Complete Beauty Service for the Entire Family

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rates & Policies
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Grain Market Report
Corn............................................................$ 3.92 Bu. Oats............................................................$ 3.30 Bu. Soybeans................................................. $12.12 Bu. Prices change daily, call for current price

Kathy’s Korner Kurls
594-6202 Browerville

Pro Ag Services Eagle Bend 218-738-2552
Todd County Employment Opportunity PART-TIME JAILOR/DISPATCHER(S)
The Todd County Sheriff ’s Office has an opening for part-time Jailor/Dispatcher(s). POSITION SUMMARY: Todd County Jailor responsibilities and duties shall range from booking of inmates, intake of inmates, supervision of inmates, searches of inmates, area searches, and conducting established programs for inmates as directed by the policies and procedures manual and Jail Administrator. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, possess computer skills with experience in Windows based software, telecommunications devices, radio communications and have the ability to favorably interact with the public, inmates, fellow employees and supervisors. A Jailor must be able to function and make important decisions under stressful situations. Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays and available to cover shifts on short notice. Must pass a background check. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to complete all training requirements within 60 days. The jailor training is 120 hours. The dispatcher training is 200 hours. Training is contingent on which position is being filled. This training will include days, evenings and weekends. SALARY: Grade 17 $14.24 – $21.98 per hour. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an official Todd County Application for Employment submitting to: Todd County Administration, 215 1st Avenue South, Suite 300, Long Prairie, MN 56347, phone 320.732.6447. Completed Todd County Applications must be e-mailed to or mailed/delivered to the Administration Department. Todd County Applications for Employment and job descriptions may be obtained from the Administration Department or the Todd County web page at APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for this position will be accepted through October 18, 2013. Todd County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Housekeeping and Laundry
Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa has a part-time opening in our Housekeeping and Laundry Department. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. CTCCC is an equal opportunity employer. May apply in the Business Office or pick up an application after office hours at the Nurses Station or call 218-756-3636

Standing Timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Basswood & Poplar Minimum of 3 acres. For more info, contact Steve Baum Custom Logging & Firewood Sales, Burtrum, MN (320) 815-1863
26-13 TRUSTEES DEED Trustee of the Christopher P Orecchia Revocable Trust dated 3-28-02 and Trustee of the Victoria B Orecchia Revocable Trust dated 3-28-02 to Neal’s Motorsports LLC, deed dated 9-26-13 pt SE4SW4 20-12933 rec 9-27-13 WTY-JT Gary L Olson etux to Ryan Uhlenkamp etal 9-25-13 Lot 24 Blk 1 Spring Beach rec 9-27-13 QCD Jerry L Spindler etux to Trustee of the Trust Agreement of Jerry L Spindler dated 9-24-13 and Trustee of the Trust Agreement of Peggy J Spindler dated 9-24-13, deed dated 9-24-13 E2SE4 Sec 21 and W2SW4 22-130-33, pt E2SW4 22-130-33, pt Lot 10, all Lots 11 & 12 Blk 12 OT Browerville rec 9-2713 QCD-JT Marcia J Rapatz etux to Marcia J Rapatz etux 9-27-13 pt N2SE4SW4 34-131-32 rec 9-27-13 LIM WTY-JT Mid Central Federal Saving Bank to Brian K Raskie Sr etal 9-27-13 Lots 17 thru 24 Blk 10 Townsite of Hewitt rec 930-13 WTY-JT Andrew D Dahlgren etux to William E Kellogg etux 925-13 Lot 6 Blk 1 Zilka Dr rec 9-3013 WTY-JT Charlette A Ludowese etux to Anthony Jares etux 9-26-13 S2NW4 26-133-34 rec 9-30-13 QCD Bradley D Sellnow etux to Debra M Brauch 9-23-13 SW4SE4SW4 14-133-35 rec 9-3013

Part-time On-Call Sentencing to Service Crew Leader(s) for Todd and Wadena Counties. Duties include supervising and training adult and juvenile offenders who are assigned to a work crew, completing work projects, maintaining and accounting for equipment and supplies and completing some administrative tasks. This position may work one or more 10 hour workdays per week, however, there is no minimum hour guarantee. There are no benefits being offered with this position. Salary is $14.87 per hour. Applicants must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, auto insurance, and reliable transportation. Applicants must pass agency background check requirements prior to employment. Must possess construction skills, and be able to work with both adult and juvenile correctional clients. Contact Todd-Wadena Community Corrections at, (320) 732-6165 for an application packet. Applications must be completed, signed and submitted to Todd-Wadena Community Corrections, 221 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Long Prairie, MN 56347. Position(s) open until filled. “Equal Opportunity Employer”
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Property Transfers
QCD Michael R Poplinski etux to Trustee David A Deters Living Trust 9-20-13 pt GL 1 34-132-32, GLs 2 & 3 3-131-32, pt GL 3 35132-32 & pt SW4SW4 35-132-32 & esmts rec 9-23-13 WTY Bryan Allen etux to Jesse Hellmann 7-12-13 pt E2SW4 13127-32 & esmts rec 9-23-13 QCD-JT Carol M Sadlemyer etux to Carol M Sadlemyer etal 920-13 pt NW4NW4 8-130-33 rec 923-13 QCD-JT Raymond R Strantz etux to Raymond R Strantz etal 728-13 pt SW4NW4NE4 29-130-32 rec 9-24-13 WTY Carol Shequen etal to Elizabeth Berglund 9-23-13 Lot 23 Blk 4 Fawn Lake Meadows rec 925-13 TRUSTEES DEED-JT Trustee for the Estate of Arthur D Gadbaw Bankruptcy Case No 06-60285 US Bankruptcy Court, District of MN to Arthur D Gadbaw etal 9-18-13 pt Lots 3 & 4 Blk 1 Bond’s First Add to Eagle Bend rec 9-25-13 WTY John Nedoroscik etux to Mark Nedoroscik 9-24-13 pt NE4SW4 8-130-33 rec 9-25-13 QCD-JT Stuart Smith etux to Stuart Smith etux 9-19-13 pt SE4SW4 and pt GLs 2 & 3 21-12932 rec 9-25-13 WTY-JT Ronald Kuehne etux to Dale Haffner etux 9-19-13 pt Lots 7 & 8 Aud Subd of SE4NE4 & GL 4 7-127-32 rec 9-25-13 WTy-JT Richard W. Stuckmayer etux to james D Bauer etux 9-25-13 pt lots 4,5,6 Dean’s Beach rec 9-2613 WTY Allen G Bauer etux to Trustees of the Allen G Bauer and Nancy A Bauer Joint Revocable Trust U/A/D April 11, 2003 as amended deed dated 7-26-13 rec 926-13 QCD Millard L Houser etuxt o Rowland Joiner etux 9-26-13 Lot 13 Blk 12 Sylvan Shores No 1 rec 9-

Browerville Vets Club Halloween Party
Music: Red Neck Radio Best Costume At Midnight

10/9/13 WINS 17 16 13 11 9 6


Second Tuesday Broasted Chicken 5:30-7:30 Friday Nights Hamburger Night 5:30-8:30 October 23rd Is Our Last Pizza Buffet Until Spring 5:30-7:30


By Rin Porter The Eagle Valley School Board welcomed its first student member at the Oct. 7 meeting. Laramie Jackson was selected by the school administrative team to join the school board as a non-voting member. Jackson is a member of the student council and is very active in school activities. The board decided to invite a student to attend meetings after a discussion in September. Board members believed it was important to have a student perspective at their meetings. Jackson and Supt. Barry Johnson explained the We Day celebration that 35 students and staff were slated to attend on Oct. 8 in St Paul. We Day Minnesota is a gathering of thousands of invited students and staff from Minnesota high schools who want to bring social change to their communities. We Day festivities take place across the country to honor and encourage Mary Irsfeld readys to donate blood during the NHS sponsored blood drive held at the Browerville Public School.

Eagle Valley School Board welcomes student member
students and staff who have made important contributions to their schools, cities, states, or international sites. Also at the October meeting, the board accepted the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement for 20122013, prepared by Dean of Students Duane Motzko. The board set a Dec. 9 date for the required annual Truth in Taxation public hearing. The public hearing will take place during the regular Monday night board meeting. The board approved the revised position description of “Assistant Principal” prepared by the Personnel Committee, changing the title and some of the duties and expectations from the previous

position titled “Secondary Dean of Students.” The position is held by Cindy Roos. The board discussed two items which they decided to table in order to obtain additional information: (1) a request from students to form a Gaming Club to play video games, board games, and tabletop games with other students under the supervision of a staff member at school, (2) the Eagle Valley School vision statement, drafted by a committee, that board members felt was too long and confusing. The next meeting of the Eagle Valley School Board will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, due to the Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day observance.

Lying, continued
American Psychological Association concluded, “..Detecting deception often stumps the most experienced police officers, judges, customs officials, and other forensic professionals. Research has shown that even agents from the FBI, CIA, and Drug Enforcement Agency don’t do much better than chance in telling liars from truth-tellers.” (Rachel Adelson, “Detecting Deception”, APA online edition, July/August 2004, Vol. 35, No. 7; retrieved 9/12/13 at Dr. Edward Geiselman, professor of psychology at UCLA, stated that detecting deception is difficult, but that training programs conducted on multiple days over a week or two, with extensive video examples and simulations, can be effective. “However, police departments usually do not provide more than a day of training for their detectives, if that, and the available research shows that you can’t improve much in just a day.” (“How to tell when someone’s lying. psychologist helps law enforcement agencies tell truth from deception,” in Science Daily, published in May 2011. Retrieved from Textbooks on communication have a similar perspective. In Mixed Company, a small group communication textbook whose 5th edition was published in 2005, confronts deception in its section on ethics in communication. Author Dan Rothwell blames rampant dishonesty in American schools and in American business culture on the American emphasis on competition instead of cooperation. Educators and business people often fail to detect deception. Rothwell states, “Competition typically produces cheating and dishonesty. In business, insider trading scandals and Enron-type scams have made headlines…. In education, cheating among students is epidemic” (p.,96) Polls reveal that 70% of college students admit cheating on tests, and 84% admit cheating on term papers, usually by buying them on the Internet. “Intense competition for grades is given as a primary reason for cheating.” Rothwell concludes, “When much is at stake and few can be winners, cheating and dishonesty flourish in a hypercompetitive climate” (p. 96). Rothwell quotes Sissela Bok’s 1978 book Lying: “The very stress on individualism, on competition, on achieving material success which so marks our society also generates intense pressures to cut corners … such motives impel many to participate in forms of duplicity they might otherwise resist” (Bok, p. 258, quoted by Rothwell on p. 96). Some teachers in both high schools and colleges do not notice whether students are cheating on tests or handing in plagiarized term papers. By not recognizing and identifying this deception, they unintentionally encourage even more dishonesty by students. Other teachers do their best, but with large class sizes, they may be so overwhelmed by paperwork that they find it impossible to check every reference in every term paper. The Instructor’s Edition of the textbook Human Communication, published in 2003, discusses deceptive communication in its chapter on Interpersonal Communication. Authors Pearson, Nelson, Titsworth, and Harter write, …[P]eople do not appear to be very accurate in their detection of dishonest communication. Most research suggests that the accuracy rate of determining deception is just over 50 percent. However, when honest information and deceptive communication are separated, different results occur. When people are responding to truthful messages, they are much better than chance at determining the truthfulness of the messages. However, when they are presented with deceptive messages they are less likely to make accurate judgments of the deception. …[P]eople assume that messages that they receive are truthful” (p.186). CONCLUSIONS So what’s the bottom line? Can we tell when someone is lying to us? Probably not. Extensively trained law enforcement professionals and researchers using computerized video analysis have the best chance of detecting lying, but ordinary people are not very good at it. There are so many different ways of seeing the world that it may be more difficult than we expect to understand how everyone sees things or responds to questions.

Many public lands remain open to hunters, recreationists during federal government shutdown
Now that hunting season is underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants people to know which public lands remain open during the federal government shutdown. Minnesota’s wildlife management areas, Walk-In Access areas and state forests are open during the shutdown. State fish and game licenses as well as federal duck stamps can be purchased at any DNR license agent, online at www.mndnr. gov/buyalicense and via telephone at 888-665-4236. Minnesota’s 76 state parks and recreation areas and state trails remain open. To check if a particular park is a state park, refer to the map online w w w. d n r. s t a t e . m n . u s / state_parks/map.html or contact the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157, toll-free 888-6466367 or The Superior and Chippewa national forests remain accessible and available for hunting and fishing. U.S. Forest Service offices and visitor centers, including those in Superior and Chippewa, are closed. National wildlife refuges and waterfowl production areas, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages, are closed during the shutdown, according to the federal agency. Find more information about the status of federal lands and waters impacted by the shutdown at

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