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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Volume 98; Number 32

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

Commissioner Neumann calls
Violent Offender Task Force
for Todd County hiring freeze concludes six month
By Rin Porter
At the Jan. 28 Health and Human
Sarago replied that he was doing an
analysis of where the Sheriff’s Department
(SWCD) and Planning and Zoning
Departments’ annual reports for 2013, and
T h e T h e
Services Board meeting and Work Session, stood in its current revenues and expenses plans for 2014.
following Task Force
the Todd County Board of Commissioners so he could revise the budget so it would Stieber said the SWCD had brought in
informa- was assist-
heard Fifth District Commissioner Randy match the Sheriff’s Department’s actual enough grants to be “almost self-sustaining”,
tion is ed in this
Neumann call for a hiring freeze in the coun- expenditures. which was good budgetary news. He point-
f r o m investiga-
ty. Neumann did not suggest dates for Sarago explained that during the four ed out that the county had met the require-
T o d d tion by the
beginning or ending the freeze. years the former County Administrator had ments for feedlot compliance, and had re-
County Cities of
Neumann’s comment was made at the prepared all the department budgets, the registered 345 feedlots during 2013. The
Sheriff S a u k
end of a short budget discussion during Administrator had instructed the Sheriff’s SWCD sold more than 10,250 trees to
Asmus’ Rapids, St.
which Neumann brought up the county Department to underestimate its needs in landowners. New employee Sabin Adams
Sheriff ’s Cloud and
budget deficits of the past two years. some line items, so the budgeted expenses worked to educate farmers in conservation
Newslet- L i t t l e
Neumann apparently believed that a hiring would appear to be lower than they actually programs to establish wildlife habitat, filter
ter: On F a l l s
freeze would end the series of deficits in the were. strips, and stream buffers as part of the
January P o l i c e
county’s General Revenue Fund. Sarago commented, “The most glaring county’s partnership with Pheasants
22, 2014 Depart-
The Social Services Fund, Public Health thing is that under our Administrator, we had Forever. Several farmers participated in a
the Central ments and
Fund, Road and Bridge Fund, and Solid dropped our budget in certain areas, even program to educate them about when to irri-
M i n n e s o t a Pure shards of Crystal Meth. the Stearns,
Waste Fund do not have budget deficits cur- when we knew our actuals would be higher gate their fields most effectively.
Vi o l e n t Morrison
rently, and have not had deficits for the past than that.” He gave the example of the line The Planning and Zoning Department
Offender Task Force concluded a and Todd County Sheriff ’s
few years, as far as we could determine. Our item for vehicle purchases. The issued 506 building permits during 2013,
six month long investigation Offices, along with the FBI and
inquiry to the Auditor/Treasurer’s office was Administrator reduced it from $110,000 per which was much lower than the number of
into the possession and sales of SWAT Teams of the FBI,
not answered, and the budget summary year to a low of $85,000 over a three-year permits issued for either 2011 or 2012. The
methamphetamine in the cen- Stearns-Benton County
materials at the Office of the State Auditor’s period. septic system inventory project completed
tral Minnesota region. This Sheriff ’s Office and the St.
website were not organized by fund. Sarago said, “We saved $60,000 in three 423 properties to assure they were compli-
investigation spanned the St. Cloud Police Department. The
County Engineer Loren Fellbaum was years by juggling. But the same car we could ant. Twenty properties failed the inspec-
Cloud Metro-area into Stearns, task force is made up of officers
present at the work session, and Neumann have bought then costs more four years tions, and plans were made for landowners
Benton and Morrison Counties from the cities of Little Falls,
asked Fellbaum whether a payment owed to later. We need to focus on what it actually to bring their systems into compliance.
and also included the City of Sartell and St. Cloud as well as
Todd County Public Works by the State of costs” [to operate this department]. DITCH 20
Little Falls. deputies from Stearns, Benton,
Minnesota for the Staples U.S. 10 overpass Sarago will provide the board with his County Ditch 20, located in the northeast
During this time period Todd, Morrison and Sherburne
had been received. Fellbaum said it had not, budget analysis report when it is completed. area of Todd County has several drainage
investigators with the task force Counties.
but that Public Works was not in deficit sta- Correcting of the Sheriff’s Department issues, according to Ditch Inspector Nancy
conducted numerous controlled I appreciate all the hard work
tus because of the late payment. budget is important, but will not solve the Uhlenkamp.
buys of various quantities of and dedication that goes into
Interim Sheriff Don Asmus and Chief problem of the county’s projected $992,000 Uhlenkamp told the board that the origi-
methamphetamines and also these types of detailed investi-
Deputy Jon Sarago were present at the work General Revenue Fund deficit for 2014. nal ditch was built in 1907, but never worked
conducted numerous search gations and the Todd County
session, and Neumann asked Sarago SWCD AND PLANNING AND ZONING properly. It includes Main Ditch A with Lateral
warrants in which additional Sheriff ’s Office remains commit-
whether the Sheriff’s Department would be ANNUAL REPORTS 1, Main Ditch B with Branch 1 and 2, Lateral
quantities of methamphetamine ted to the investigation of drug
able to stick to its budget in 2014. The Also at the Work Session, SWCDD 2 and Lateral 4. It is 17.56 miles long and
were seized. In all, approximate- crimes in Todd County and this
Sheriff’s Department’s expenses in 2013 Director Tim Stieber presented a summary of
Continued on page 12. ly 818 grams of methampheta- region.
were more than it budgeted for 2013. the Soil and Water Conservation District
mine were either purchased or Remember, if you see some-
seized with an approximate thing suspicious or a crime in
Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week street value of $50,000.00. progress dial 911 or if it is not an
Sixteen people have been emergency call (320) 732-2157
charged or are expected to be or (800) 794-5733 with Todd
charged with either possession County.
or sales charges. Additional TODD COUNTY
charges against other suspects SHERIFF’S OFFICE
are expected. Additional charge- DON ASMUS, SHERIFF
sagainst other suspects are
expected. In addition, three
arrests on outstanding warrants
were made as a result of this

Lions Club Super Bowl Breakfast well attended

Students from Sacred Heart of Staples, St. Henry's of Perham, and Christ the King of
Browerville gather together to celebrate Mass and a presentation from the Raptor Center on
January 30th.


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

“Milk Pitcher” Award Lakewood recognized for work with babies by March of Dimes
Lakewood Health System is
recognized for reducing the
number of elective inductions
and Cesarean deliveries per-
formed before 39 completed
weeks of pregnancy, as well as
having an elective induction
rate of less than 5%. March of
Dimes says this will give more
babies a healthy start in life.
Babies delivered before full-
term (39-41 weeks of gestation)
are at increased risk of serious
health problems and death in
their first year of life.
This achievement is recognized through a banner from the March of Dimes and Minnesota Hospital
Board Chair Kraig Kruse presented Korinna Rohde the "Milk Association.
Pitcher Award" at last Friday's annual Todd County ADA meeting. Babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.
Recent research by the March of Dimes, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration found that although the overall threat is small, the risk of death more than doubles for infants
Presentation on Elementary Science Fair born at 37 weeks of pregnancy when compared to babies born at 40 weeks, for all races and ethnicities.
Haunted Locations On Tuesday, February 11 the “The last weeks of pregnancy are important. Babies aren’t just putting on weight; they are undergoing impor-
Author Chad Lewis will give a Freshwater Education District will tant development of the brain, lungs and other vital organs,” says Lawrence Massa, March of Dimes Board
presentation on Minnesota’s Most be sponsoring an Elementary Member and Minnesota Hospital Association President and CEO. “I commend Lakewood Health System for
Haunted Locations at the Long Science Fair at the Bertha being a champion for babies with their quality improvement effort.”
Prairie Public Library on Tuesday, Community Center. The fair In partnership with the Minnesota Hospital Association and the American College of Obstetricians and
Feb. 11, 4 to 5 p.m. Lewis is author involves fourth, fifth and sixth Gynecologists, the March of Dimes has been getting out the word that “Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait”. The
of “The Minnesota Road Guide to graders from the following elemen- campaign urges women to wait for labor to begin on its own if their pregnancy is healthy, rather than schedul-
Haunted Locations.” He will pro- tary schools served by the ing delivery before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.
vide photos, case histories, eyewit- Freshwater Education District: In Minnesota, March of Dimes worked with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and hospitals to
ness accounts and ghost lore. All Bertha-Hewitt, Browerville, Eagle adopt policies against medically unnecessary deliveries before 39 weeks. This change went into effect in January,
ages are invited to attend this pres- Valley, Henning, Motley, Pillager 2012. Minnesota Hospital Association numbers show the number of early elective deliveries has decreased by 87
entation. Registration is required. and Staples. percent. More information is available at
For more information, please The Science Fair will be open Photo: Back, from left: Tim Rice, President and CEO; Amy Rutten, RN, Women’s Health Care
visit or call the library at 320-732- from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for public Coordinator; Dr. Erik Dovre, OB/GYN; Dr. Carol Uhlman, OB/GYN; Heidi Storry, RN, OB nurse and
2332. review; the Awards Ceremony will Dr. John Halfen, Medical Director. Middle, from left: Renee Symanietz, March of Dimes Community
Long Prairie Public Library • take place at 4 p.m. Director; Vanessa Bettis, Women’s Health Scheduler; Wendy Burt, Minnesota Hospital Association VP
Hours: Mon. 1-7, Tue. 10-6, Wed. of Communications and Public Relations; Cindy Denning, RN, BAN, Director of Hospital Nursing
12-6, Thur. 1-7, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-12 Gary Timbs to perform and Sarah Baumgartner, RN, OB Nurse Manager. Front: Tina Wood, RN, Women’s Health nurse.
(Photo courtesy of the Staples World.)
WonderWeavers in Staples
Gary Timbs will bring his com-
Storytelling bination of blues, rockabilly, coun-
was nominated for a Dove Award
“Books Alive! Stories Alive!” is as 'Most Promising New Artist.'
try, and gospel rooted in the deep Browerville AA
the title of a presentation by the The concert will also mark the Browerville City Council meets
South, to Centennial Auditorium in and Al-Anon
WonderWeavers for First Grade debut of Gary’s new CD. Songs on the second Wednesday of the
Staples on February 15, at 7:30 meet every Wednesday at
children at the Eagle Bend Public the CD that will performed at the month at 7 pm in the
PM. 8 pm at the Todd County
Library on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Their concert, include “Georgia on My Browerville City Hall
Gary is an Atlanta native and a DAC Building
presentation will be offered twice: Mind,” Sonny James hits “Young
Nashville music veteran. He is a
8:45 to 9:45 a.m., and 10 to 11 a.m. Love” and “Bright Lights, Big
dynamic performer who has toured
The WonderWeavers are profes- City,” Elvis standards “Love Me
with several acclaimed groups,
sional storytellers who provide an Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling In
including the Grammy-winning
interactive storytelling program Statesmen Quartet and Country
Love With You,” Hank Williams’
“I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” and
Early Valentine’s Day Party
including audience participation, Music Hall-of-Famer Sonny James.
songs, puppets and sometimes He has jammed with Elvis Presley,
the gospel songs “Stand By Me,” Wednesday,February 12th
magic. They combine traditional “That’s Enough,” and Paul Simon’s
the Statler Brothers and George
Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
tales and new versions of old tales
to encourage children’s reading.
Jones, and performed with Mickey
Gilley as guest pianist.
For more information, check out Wine Tasting
the Arts Council’s website at
For more information, contact
the Eagle Bend library at 218-738-
Gary was with the Statesmen
when their album, "I Believe in & Snacks
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6
Eagle Bend Library Hours:
Jesus" was nominated for a
Grammy, an album which included
for students in advance, $15 & $7 5 pm - 8 pm
Mon. 10-5, Tue. 10-5, Thur. 4-7, at the door. Tickets are available
two songs he wrote. One of those
Sat. 9-12 songs, "Roll Back River Jordan"
on line, at the Arts Council’s web- • Free Carnation
site, and also at the Community
was nominated for the Gospel Dove
Education Office of the Staples
For The Ladies
Award's 'Song of the Year,' losing
Motley Public Schools at 218-894-
out to Kris Kristofferson's "Why
Me, Lord." That same year, Gary
Peggy’s Potpourri Looking for dessert recipes for the crock-
pot? Here are two that I have tried. The Brown Sugar
Americas two favorite foods are steak and potatoes. Chocolate Delight was a little too choco-
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
laty for me, but true chocolate lovers Bread Pudding
liked it. 3/4 c. brown sugar
Around 3/4 of all Americans say they are content with their lives. 6 slices bread, buttered &
A dragonfly can move up to 35 mph. cubed
The word beagle comes from the Old French word “beguile” and it means a
Chocolate Delight 1/2 c. raisins
noisy person. Beagles were probably named that for their loud barks. 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix 4 egs
1 pt. sour cream 1 qt. milk
Two species of baby birds are referred to as eyas. They are the babies of hawks and falcons. 1 pkg chocolate instant pud- 1 1/2 t. vanilla
Only 1% of American women are completely satisfied with the way they look. ding mix 1/2 t. lemon extract
The Empire State Building contains more than 10 million bricks. 1 bag chocolate chips (6 oz) cinnamon
3/4 c. oil Spread brown sugar in bottom
Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men do.
4 eggs of slow cooker. Add bread cubes,
Over 50% of all Americans believe in UFOs. 1 c. water sprinkle with raisins. Beat eggs in
Isaac Newton’s only recorded utterance while he was a member of Parliment was a request Grease slow cooker; mix all a bowl, add milk, vanilla & lemon
to open the window. ingredients in cooker. Cover and extract. Pour over bread. Dust
Henry Ford was so convinced that soybeans could be converted into products with commer- cook on low for 6-8 hours. DO with cinnamon. Cover and cook
cial value, he once appeared at a convention with is entire attire, except his shoes, having been NOT LIFT LID DURING COOK- on high for 2 hours. DO NOT
produced from soybeans. ING. Serve immediately with ice STIR.The brown sugar will form a
cream. Store leftovers in refrig- sauce on the bottom of the cook-
“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." - Benjamin erator. er.
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as a Quality Control Inspector at

Obituaries UNIVAC and later she worked at
Wesley Craig Dreher
Cardiac Pace Makers. While Roy
was in the Air Force, Dorothy
took instructions and became a
Catholic. Their marriage was
blessed in the Catholic Church in
Salina, Kansas in 1956. Dorothy
was a member of the St. Peter’s
Church in Forest Lake, where
Dorothy and Roy both sang in
the choir. After retirement, they
moved to Browerville. Dorothy
7 lbs 10 oz & 20 inches
and Roy became members of
Born December 31, 2013
Christ the King Church and
to Ryan and Rachel Dreher
Leander Seifert joined the Unity Choir.
of Browerville
Leander Seifert, 90, Clarissa, Dorothy is survived by her
passed away January 28, 2014, husband Roy; daughters: Diane
Long Prairie - Preston Irsfeld, 2014
at Central Todd County Care Jeannette Reese and Renee 1974
Accounting AAS, President's
Center, Clarissa. Funeral servic- Annette (Rob Buzicky)
List; Amber Warner, Accounting
Johansen; two grandchildren:
es for Leander were held Friday,
January 31, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Josh & Laura Reese and two
AAS, President's List;
Staples - Trista Koppes,
Love, Linda, D.J. & Laura
Catholic Church in Clarissa with great grandchildren: Nicholas &
Diagnostic Medical Sonography-
Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiat-
ing. Interment was at St.
Dorothy was preceded in
Generalist, Dean's List Brecken, Griffin
Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, death by her parents; son
Leander was born January 15,
Steven; sister Pat Wood; brother
Fred Sutton.
Looking Back Tracy & Nick
1924 in New Ulm, to Florian and Arrangements by Iten 50 years ago - Feb. 6, 1964
Theresa (Dietz) Seifert. He mar- Funeral Home, Browerville In and About Town: Mr. and
Airman 1st Class
ried Dorothy Zinniel at St. Mrs. Roger Weske
Wednesday evening at the
Milestones Adam S. Cox
Mary’s Catholic Church in
Melrose on September 18, 1944. Marriage Richard Kahlert home. Mr. and
Mrs. Albert May spent Sunday
Happy Birthday this week
to: Feb. 5: Duane Spychalla,
In 1960, Leander and Dorothy
moved to the Browerville area
and started farming in Iona
Licenses afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Goligowski.
Rosie Johnson, Jerome Kaluza,
Kelly Crosby, Nathan Pachan;
Rubel A. Cordon, Sauk Miss Jean Brever was the Feb. 6: Brian Rickbeil; Feb. 7:
Township. Leander enjoyed
Centre, and Helen L. Matta, St. honored guest at a bridal shower Joe Brichacek, Jason Brichacek,
going to flea markets, playing
Paul Sunday afternoon. She will Jeremy Johnson; Feb. 8: Gary
cards and was an accomplished
become the bride of Donald Christopher, Jr., Byron Bartels,
Goligowski on Feb. 8, 1964. Annette Hummel; Feb. 9: Russ
Leander is survived by his
children: Karen (Rudy) May, Births 25 years ago - Feb. 9, 1989 May; Feb. 10: Allen Mortenson,
George Deoge, Jenn Sowers; Feb.
Browerville, Mark (Lorise) Molly and Wade Larson, Pine Tyrone the Tiger is safe and
11: Keith Kurpiers, Audrey
Seifert, Rose City, Ruth River, girl, Dalia Marie, 7 lbs 10 living in his new home at a zoo
Baron, Barb Perlinger
Flaspeter, Florida City, FL, John oz, January 29, 2014 near Hinkley. The Siberian tiger
Happy Anniversary this
(Wanda) Seifert, Browerville, Ellen and Chris Weaver, was owned by Lew Schlief of
week to: Feb. 10: Harold and
Leo (Joey) Seifert, Livonia, MI, Browerville, boy, Jadon Clarissa. The Todd County
Joan Iten
and Andy Seifert, Clarissa; sister Matthew, 6 lbs 11 oz, January 30, Sheriff ’s Office had received
Irene Blonigen, Monticello; 16 numerous phone calls from con- Air Force Airman 1st Class
grandchildren and eight great cerned citizens about the loca- Adam S. Cox, son of Kellie and
Vanessa and Chris Bostic,
grandchildren. tion of the tiger. It was deter- Brad Cox, Staples, graduated from
Hewitt, boy, Merrik Xavier, 7 lbs
Leander is preceded in death mined that it was best to place basic military training at Joint
2 oz January 30, 2014
by his parents; wife Dorothy, son him in the zoo. Base San Antonio-Lackland, San
Thomas, granddaughter Antonio, Texas.
Minnesota State He is a 2009 graduate of
Amanda, and daughter-in-law
Patty. Mankato 2013 Fall Staples Motley High School and
Arrangements with Iten Semester Dean’s List earned an associate degree in 2011
Funeral Home in Browerville. from ITT Technical Institute, Eden
The Academic High Honor and
Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the
past fall semester at Minnesota
State University, Mankato have
been announced.
Do you know who these people are?
To qualify for academic hon-
ors, undergraduate students
must be enrolled for at least 12
credit hours for the semester.
Browerville, Ezequiel Nava,
Honor List; Long Prairie, Ana
Juarez Chavez, Honor List

St, Cloud Tech &

Community College
fall honors
St. Cloud Technical &
Dorothy Jean Motzko Community College congratu-
Dorothy Jean Motzko, 79, of lates the following students for
Browerville, passed away at her their academic achievement fall
residence January 30, 2014. 2013; they have earned recogni-
Mass of Christian Burial was tion on the President's List, for a
held Monday, February 3, 2014, grade point average of 4.0, or the
with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst offi- Dean's list, for a grade point
ciating. Interment was at Christ average of 3.5 to 3.9.
the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville - Brooke Kolstad,
Browerville. Liberal Arts and Sciences AA,
Dorothy was born October 10, President's List; Elizabeth
1934, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Becker, Health Sciences Broad
Fred and Mary (Holms) Sutton. Field AS and Practical Nursing
She graduated from AAS, Dean's List; Patsy
Encampment High School in Lamusga, Liberal Arts and
Encampment, Wyoming. Sciences AA, President's List;
Dorothy met Roy Motzko while Travis Wehrenberg, Liberal Arts
he was serving in the Air Force, and Sciences AA, President's List
they eloped to Couer d’Alene, This large photo was brought in to the Blade Office and we need help identifying these folks. Anybody
Idaho in 1955. Dorothy worked have a clue? The photo was found at the home of Pat Holler. Give us a call at 320-594-2911 if you know.
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Letters to the Editor

37 domestic violence homicides in 2013
The best part of the day
Even in January, we have an occasional pleasant winter day. We
On Tuesday, January 28, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) released the have had so many brutally cold and windy days, when Sunday was
2013 edition of the Femicide Report. The 25th release of the Femicide Report memorializes the comparably warm and sunny, I decided I needed to do something out-
37 Minnesotans known to be killed due to domestic violence in 2013. side, even if it was wrong. I thought about raking leaves, but find it
Since 1989, the Femicide Report has provided annual documentation on intimate partner hard to care where the leaves end up. One day, a million leaves are
homicides across the state of Minnesota. It includes an overview of the 37 known homicides due scattered across the south lawn while the north side looks great. The
to domestic violence, descriptive analysis of the characteristics related to lethal domestic violence, next day, things are just the opposite. When my son, Damon called, I
and recommendations for community response, making the Femicide Report the only document was glad to no longer have to ponder the great leaf conundrum. He
of its kind in Minnesota. wondered if I would like to go rabbit hunting with Zane and him. I
At the Femicide Report release, it was reported there were at least 37 domestic-violence relat- said “Sure.” Hunting is always better than work.
ed murders: at least 24 women were murdered by a current or former intimate partner; at least 7 Three generations of Scotts, guns slung over our shoulders, head-
men were murdered by an intimate partner; at least 6 friends and family members were murdered; ed up the closest draw following Annie, Zane’s terrier. Terriers, in
and 12 minor children were left without parents. general, make good hunting dogs. They can hunt by using their sense
In addition to reviewing key findings from 2013, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women of smell but can quickly revert to being sight hounds. To find a rabbit
provided a policy analysis, as well as legislative and community response, to domestic violence in that is well camouflaged in tall grass and brush, it is imperative to
Minnesota. have a scent dog. A person could walk past rabbits all day and never
“Domestic violence homicides in 2013 heightened public concern and mobilized Minnesotans By Walter Scott flush one out without a dog. When a rabbit is flushed into the open, a
to action,” said Rebekah Moses, Program Manager in Public Policy for the Minnesota Coalition for sight hound can follow. If a rabbit jumps back into the brush, the dog needs to revert to following the
Battered Women. “Safety must be a priority and recognized as a core issue at the legislature and scent. Annie has a great nose. She can find a rabbit in the thickest brush and she follows well on sight.
beyond. We are all impacted: in our workplaces, schools, homes, courts and community.” The only problem is when she is on a rabbit that darts back into the heavy cover. Annie follows a
The briefing included perspectives from Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Deb Lustig, straight line to where her quarry would be if it had not doubled back on her.
Criminal Justice Coordinator at Hope Center, Faribault, each detailing their experiences with sur- The sun was shining and the temperature was above zero as we walked along an abandoned rail-
vivors of domestic violence and the challenges they face through current law. road right-of-way. Annie worked ahead of us as we talked and enjoyed the day. Suddenly, Annie let out
Two pieces of bi-partisan legislation have been filed: one provides domestic violence victims a her yip-yip-yip signal that a rabbit was on the way. She flushed it out into the open almost long enough
right to notification of a convicted offender’s location upon release from incarceration; the other for us to swing up when it jumped back into the weeds. Annie, hot on the trail, came out in time to see
increases law enforcements ability to apprehend and arrest domestic violence perpetrators who the rabbit in the open, and ran his tracks to where she thought he may have gone. She was well past
have fled the scene of the crime, or are gone-on-arrival. the re-entry point before she figured out she had lost him. This experience taught us when the dog
The bi-partisan authors and co-authors of the two legislative items include Sen. Jensen, Sen. yipped be ready to shoot; there were no second chances.
Tomassoni, Sen. Kent, Rep. Yarusso, Rep. Rosenthal, Rep. Cornish, Rep. M. Dean, Rep. Schoen We spread out to cover a larger area, since we never knew where a flushed rabbit might end up. At
and Rep. Halverson. one point, I found myself crawling for quite a distance under a thick patch of cedar trees. This is where
I had my best shot, if only I could have pulled up the gun. I heard Annie start to yip off to my right as
Propane Issue a rabbit ran a few feet in front of me. I was still on my hands and knees when Annie went zipping by
It has come to my attention through numerous emails and phone calls that propane prices heating in hot pursuit. Somewhere in the dense patch, the rabbit turned and was never seen again as the lit-
price have doubled to an all time high and Minnesotans are concerned. tle dog followed a straight line after nothing.
I have sent a letter to Governor Dayton as well as our federal legislators asking them for assistance Annie did a fine job of finding several rabbits for us. We didn’t get all the ones she flushed out, but
in this issue. I share everyone’s concern of the skyrocketing prices and will continue to work with the we also didn’t miss all of them. She could find them, we just had to hit them. There weren’t enough
Governor and federal legislators in an effort to lessen this burden on you. brought home for fried rabbit for everyone, but just enough for some rabbit, noodles, and dumplings.
There are limited things that my office can do. However, we will continue to work on this issue. Please The best part of the day was getting outside and being able to enjoy a January day without freezing
feel free to contact my office at (651)-297-8063 at anytime with your concerns. to death.

Bill Ingebrigtsen, State Senator District 8

service restrictions on truck drivers who are transporting propane. This will help keep supplies moving to dealers, and
Office Phone Number 651-297-8063
ultimately, to customers. The federal executive order remains in effect for the duration of the emergency, or February
11, 2014, “whichever is less”.Although prices have spiked, it is not anticipated that propane supplies will completely dry
Rep. Ron Kresha (09B) - Legislative Update up in any area of the state. Many dealers are only partially filling propane tanks to ensure supplies are available to all
The extreme cold weather and a series of events from last summer and fall have resulted in a spike of propane customers. While this may increase the cost of delivery for customers, and spread out customer’s bills in a more afford-
prices and shortage. First and foremost, if you or someone you know is in an emergency situation because of the able manner. CHS and other cooperatives are working to beef up their rail car capacity and track facilities in an effort
propane shortage, please do one of the following: to replace transportation of supplies that would otherwise have been transported via the Cochin Pipeline.
1. Visit the Division of Energy Resources website at, or by calling 1-800-657-3710 There are discussions occurring in the Minnesota House regarding legislative action that can be brought forward
or 651-539-1882. after the legislative session begins on February 25th. We need to ensure that a smooth supply chain in the absence of
2. Call my office at 651-296-4247 or email me directly at the Cochin Pipeline supply for next fall.
I have included further information on the propane situation assembled by my colleague Rep. Pat Garofalo in case Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or ideas around this very important issue. You can
you want to know more about the history of the situation or about what is currently being done to rectify the situation. reach my office by phone at 651-296-4247 – or you can email me at
Last Fall- A tight propane supply occurred in late October when the timing of the fall grain harvest occurred at the Ron Kresha, State Representative - District 9B
same time across much of the upper Midwest. The supply constraint was exacerbated by the Cochin pipeline reversal. 329 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155
Kinder Morgan, the owner of the pipeline began the process of changing the pipeline from propane supplier from the (651) 296-4247,
west moving crude oil distillate suppler from the east. Most of the people affected by the supply shortage last fall were
farmers who were drying grain at harvest time. Not anticipating the severity of the 2013-2014 winter, most experts at
the time believed the shortage last fall to be a temporary situation. Sustainable agriculture defined
Current Situation- The short supply and increased prices are now largely affecting people who use propane for It seems there are more and more individuals, as well as groups, misusing the term, “Sustainable
home heating and for livestock systems. There may some who may have averted the higher prices, at least for now, if Agriculture.” Depending on what the agenda might be, the careless and totally wrong use of this term is used
they pre-purchased their propane supply last summer or fall. to make it more difficult for food producers of Todd County as well as other areas.
There are several factors contributing to the tight supply of propane and the price spike, including: For the information of your readers:
The large corn harvest, and unusually wet grain last fall resulted in a large amount of propane use for grain drying “Sustainable Agriculture” was defined by An Act of Congress (Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act
last fall. An extended period of severe winter weather throughout the upper Midwest. Supply disruptions as work con- of 1990, Public Law 101-624, Title XVI, subtitle A, Section 1603.)
tinues on the Cochin Pipeline for its reversal. A second pipeline that supplies Wisconsin terminals has reportedly been We therefore believe there should not be confusion within the various groups who oppose farmers produc-
down for maintenance as well.According to a national news report, U.S. production of liquid propane has increased by ing food in the best and safest manner in the world. The following five criteria are not that difficult to understand
2.6 billion gallons since 2008. However, this supply is more than offset by U. S. exports increasing by 3.5 billion gal- as per the Act of Congress.
lons. “The term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices hav-
What is currently being done- According to a press release issued by the Minnesota Department of Commerce last ing site specific application that will, over the long term:
week, the Federal government is appropriating more money for low income heating assistance. The Commerce - satisfy human food and fiber needs
Department has begun to take the necessary steps to increase LIHEAP Crisis payments from $500 to $1,000 for appli- - enhance environmental quality and the natural resources based upon which the agriculture economy
cants currently heating their homes with propane and heating oil. The Department believes the crisis payments will be depends
available as early as next week. - make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where
A list of local service providers and information on applying for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program is avail- appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls
able by visiting the Energy Assistance section of the Division of Energy Resources website at - sustain the economic viability of farm operations
merce/energy, or by calling 1-800-657-3710 or 651-539-1882. EAP is administered by the Minnesota Department of - enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole
Commerce. Todd County Farm Bureau Directors
Other forms of assistance may be available through county social service programs, community-based organiza- s/s: Dennis Tyrrell
tions, and nonprofit agencies. See the Stay Warm Minnesota webpage for a list of resources. s/s: Tony Haasser
Additionally, here are some other things that are currently being done to address the situation:
Executive orders have been issued at the federal level, by Governor Dayton, and by MNDOT to lift the hours of

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE to pay the debt then secured NOTICE OF MORTGAGE the mortgaged premises will be hundred Twenty-seven (127)
FORECLOSURE SALE by said Mortgage, and taxes, if FORECLOSURE SALE sold by the Sheriff of Todd North, Range Thirty-two (32)
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICA- any, on said premises, and the DATE: December 10, 2013 County, Minnesota, at public West of the 5th P.M., according to
TION OF THE DEBT AND costs and disbursements, includ- YOU ARE NOTIFIED that auction on February 20, 2014, at the U.S. Government Survey
IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL ing attorneys' fees allowed by default has occurred in the condi- 10:00 a.m. at the Todd County thereof, described as follows:
CREDITOR WITHIN THE law subject to redemption within tions of the following described Sheriff ’s Office, 115 Third Street Commencing at the Southeast
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS 6 Months from the date of said Mortgage: South, Long Prairie, MN 56347. corner of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4,
NOT AFFECTED BY THIS sale by the mortgagor(s), their INFORMATION REGARD- 15. The time allowed by law Section 21, Township 127, Range
ACTION. personal representatives or ING MORTGAGE TO BE FORE- for redemption by Mortgagor or 32, then North along the East
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, assigns. CLOSED Mortgagor’s personal representa- section line of Section 21,
that default has occurred in the DATE TO VACATE PROPER- 1. Date of Mortgage: tives or assigns is six (6) months Township 127, Range 32 a dis-
conditions of the following TY: The date on or before which August 11, 2003 after the date of sale. tance of 466 feet, then West and
described mortgage: the mortgagor must vacate the 2. Mortgagor: Nancy E. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) pro- parallel with the South line of
Mortgagor: Dustin property if the mortgage is not Williams, a single person vides, “If the real estate is an the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a
Wiechmann, a single man reinstated under Minnesota 3. Mortgagee: Central owner-occupied, single-family distance of 466 feet, then South
Mortgagee: JPMorgan Chase Statutes section 580.30 or the Minnesota Federal Credit Union dwelling, the notice must also and parallel with the East sec-
Bank, N.A. property redeemed under 4. Recording Information: specify the date on or before tion line of Section 21 a distance
Dated: 12/05/2007 Minnesota Statutes section Recorded on August 18, 2003, as which the mortgagor must of 466 feet to the South line of
Recorded: 12/06/2007 580.23 is August 20, 2014 at Document Number 420136, in vacate the property if the mort- the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21,
Todd County Recorder 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date the Office of the County Recorder gage is not reinstated under sec- then East along South line of the
Document No. 453391 is a Saturday, Sunday or legal of Todd County, Minnesota tion 580.30 or the property NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a dis-
Transaction Agent: N/A holiday, then the date to vacate is 5. Assignments of Mortgage, redeemed under section 580.23.” tance of 466 feet, more or less, to
Transaction Agent Mortgage the next business day at 11:59 if any: The Mortgage was not If this statute applies, the time to the point of beginning. Todd
ID No: NA p.m. assigned but Mortgagee’s name vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. County, Minnesota.
Lender or Broker: JPMorgan M O R T G A G O R ( S ) was changed and now is “Central on August 20, 2014. This is Abstract Property.
Chase Bank, N.A. RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL Minnesota Credit Union”, by rea- THE TIME ALLOWED BY TAX PARCEL NO.: 11-
Servicer: JPMorgan Chase OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: son of conversion from federal to LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY 0032401
PROPERTY: That part of the MORTGAGOR`S PERSONAL number of the mortgaged prem- TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDI- ERTY IS LOCATED: Todd
Quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED 7. Legal description of the UNDER MINNESOTA AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE:
Twenty-one (21), Township One TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDI- mortgaged premises: Lot One STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, $195,500.00
hundred Twenty-seven (127) CIAL ORDER IS ENTERED (1), Block One (1), Friendly DETERMINING, AMONG AMOUNT DUE AND
North, Range Thirty-two (32) UNDER MINNESOTA Acres, Todd County, Minnesota. OTHER THINGS, THAT THE CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF
West of the 5th P.M., according to STATUTES SECTION 582.032, The property is abstract proper- MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUD-
thereof, described as follows: OTHER THINGS, THAT THE 8. The physical street TIAL DWELLING OF LESS MORTGAGEE: $209,415.51
Commencing at the Southeast MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE address, city, and zip code of the THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT That prior to the commence-
corner of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4, IMPROVED WITH A RESIDEN- mortgaged premises: 20184 – PROPERTY USED IN AGRI- ment of this mortgage foreclo-
Section 21, Township 127, Range TIAL DWELLING OF LESS 281st Avenue, Long Prairie, MN CULTURAL PRODUCTION, sure proceeding Mortgagee/
32, then North along the East THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT 56347. AND ARE ABANDONED. Assignee of Mortgagee complied
section line of Section 21, PROPERTY USED IN AGRI- with all notice requirements as
Township 127, Range 32 a dis- CULTURAL PRODUCTION, OTHER FORECLOSURE Name and address of Attorney required by statute; that no
tance of 466 feet, then West and AND ARE ABANDONED. DATA for Mortgagee or Mortgage action or proceeding has been
parallel with the South line of Dated: December 23, 2013 9. The person holding the Assignee: instituted at law or otherwise to
the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a Mortgage: [check one] Mark F. Uphus – Attorney at recover the debt secured by said
JPMorgan Chase Bank,
Law mortgage, or any part thereof;
distance of 466 feet, then South National Association, Mortgagee  is a transaction agent, as PURSUANT to the power of
and parallel with the East sec- defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02,
tion line of Section 21 a distance PETERSON, FRAM & 310 Main St. E – PO Box 158, sale contained in said mortgage,
BERGMAN, P.A. subd. 30.
of 466 feet to the South line of Melrose, MN 56352 the above described property will
By: Michael T. Oberle, Ben I. The name(s) of the transaction
the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21, Name of Mortgagee or be sold by the Sheriff of said
Rust, Jonathan R. Cuskey, agent, residential mortgage ser-
then East along South line of the Mortgage Assignee: county as follows:
Michael V. Schleisman, Tracy J. vicer, and the lender or broker, as
NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21 a dis- Central Minnesota Credit DATE AND TIME OF SALE:
Halliday defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02,
tance of 466 feet, more or less, to Union February 20, 2014, 10:00 AM
Attorneys for: is/are […].
the point of beginning. Todd 20 4th Ave SE., Melrose, MN PLACE OF SALE: Main
JPMorgan Chase Bank, The transaction agent’s mort-
County, Minnesota. 56352 Lobby of Todd County Detention
National Association, Mortgagee gage identification number, if j2-f6c
This is Abstract Property. Center, City of Long Prairie
55 East Fifth Street, stated on the Mortgage, is […].
TAX PARCEL NO.: 11- to pay the debt then secured
0032401 Suite 800 ⌧ is not a transaction NOTICE OF MORTGAGE by said Mortgage, and taxes, if
St. Paul, MN 55101-1718 agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. FORECLOSURE SALE any, on said premises, and the
651-209-7599 58.02, subd. 30. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICA- costs and disbursements, includ-
11259 321st Avenue
THIS IS A COMMUNICA- The name(s) of the residential TION OF THE DEBT AND ing attorneys' fees allowed by
Grey Eagle, MN 56336
TION FROM A DEBT COLLEC- mortgage servicer and the lender IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL law subject to redemption within
TOR. or broker, as defined in Minn. CREDITOR WITHIN THE 6 Months from the date of said
16309-13-01610-2 Stat. 58.02, is/are: Mortgagee TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS sale by the mortgagor(s), their
originated and is the sole mort- NOT AFFECTED BY THIS personal representatives or
NOTICE OF POSTPONE- gage servicer (Mortgagee is ACTION. assigns.
FORECLOSURE SALE Credit Union now known as that default has occurred in the TY: The date on or before which
Central Minnesota Credit Union, conditions of the following the mortgagor must vacate the
20 Fourth Avenue SE, Melrose, described mortgage: property if the mortgage is not
ING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY that the above Mortgage
MN 56352). Mortgagor: Dustin reinstated under Minnesota
MORTGAGEE: $209,415.51 Foreclosure Sale is hereby post-
10. If stated on the Mortgage, Wiechmann, a single man Statutes section 580.30 or the
That prior to the commence- poned to April 10, 2014, at 10:00
the name of the mortgage origi- Mortgagee: JPMorgan Chase property redeemed under
ment of this mortgage foreclo- AM, Main Lobby of Todd County
nator, as defined in Minn. Stat. Bank, N.A. Minnesota Statutes section
sure proceeding Mortgagee/ Detention Center, City of Long
58.02, is: n/a (not stated). Dated: 12/05/2007 580.23 is August 20, 2014 at
Assignee of Mortgagee complied Prairie and County and State.
INFORMATION REGARD- Recorded: 12/06/2007 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date
with all notice requirements as Dated: January 28: 2014 ING FORECLOSURE Todd County Recorder is a Saturday, Sunday or legal
required by statute; that no
JPMorgan Chase Bank, 11. The requisites of Minn. Document No. 453391 holiday, then the date to vacate is
action or proceeding has been
National Association Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. Transaction Agent: N/A the next business day at 11:59
instituted at law or otherwise to
Peterson, Fram & Bergman, 12. The original principal Transaction Agent Mortgage p.m.
recover the debt secured by said
P.A. amount secured by the Mortgage ID No: NA M O R T G A G O R ( S )
mortgage, or any part thereof;
By: Michael Oberle was $ 46,972.38. Lender or Broker: JPMorgan RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL
PURSUANT to the power of
Attorneys for: 13. At the date of this notice Chase Bank, N.A. OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE:
sale contained in said mortgage,
JPMorgan Chase Bank, the amount due on the Mortgage, Servicer: JPMorgan Chase NONE
the above described property will
National Association including taxes, if any, paid by Bank, N.A. THE TIME ALLOWED BY
be sold by the Sheriff of said
55 East Fifth Street, the holder of the Mortgage, is: Mortgage Originator: LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY
county as follows:
Suite 800 Forty Thousand Five Hundred JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. THE MORTGAGOR, THE
St. Paul, MN 55101-1718 Twenty-six and 82/100 Dollars LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF MORTGAGOR`S PERSONAL
February 20, 2014, 10:00 AM
651-209-7599 ($40,526.82). PROPERTY: That part of the REPRESENTATIVES OR
14. Pursuant to the power of Northeast Quarter of Southeast ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED
Lobby of Todd County Detention 13-01610
sale in the Mortgage, the Quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section cont. on page 8
Center, City of Long Prairie f6c
Mortgage will be foreclosed, and Twenty-one (21), Township One
Park Region Conference Tournament
(Varsity and JV)
On Saturday, February 1 the Tigers travelled to Osakis to com-
pete in the Varsity and JV conference tournaments. A total of 15
wrestlers competed on Saturday, with illness keeping a couple of
athletes at home.
On the varsity side the Tigers finished 9th out of 10 teams with
only five wrestlers competing, coming home with one champion, a
third and a fourth place finisher. In the JV tournament Browerville
had 10 athletes participate, earning two championships and one
runner-up finish.
At 106 pounds at the Varsity level, Noah Becker went 3-0 on his
way to a conference title. He defeated Justin Mattocks of Prairie
Valley 15-2 in his opening round match before defeating Jadon
Buntjer of LPGE in the Semi-Finals 9-1. In the finals he ran into a
quality opponent in West Central Area’s Jake Nohre. After a score-
less first period, Becker rode out Nohre in the second period and
scored first with an escape in the third to go up 1-0. Nohre then got
a takedown to go up 2-1 but Becker worked quickly back to his feet
to tie the match at 2-2. In a short flurry, Becker was able to get a
snap down and work behind Nohre for the decisive takedown, win-
ning 4-2.
Jackson Wollenburg was able to come away with third at 138
pounds, going 2-1 on the day. Wollenburg opened with an 8-2 loss to
Logan Walz of United North Central but came back to defeat Mason
Nibbe of Prairie Valley with a fall in three minutes. In the third
place match Wollenburg defeated Ethan McCoy of Royalton/Upsala
in a close 3-2 match; he picked up a big three point near fall in the
third period to bring the final score to 6-2. James Gaida rounded out
the place winners for Browerville taking fourth. Gaida picked up an
injury default victory over Landon Oshie of United North Central
in the wrestlebacks in between loses to state ranked Logan Nibbe.
Improvement was evident in Gaida’s wrestling throughout the day.
In JV action two wrestlers went 3-0 on their way to champi-
onships. Dawson Quistorff, in his first action of the season, at 126
pounds and Austin Chyba at 220. Devin Lange went 2-1 on his way
to a runner-up finish at 170. Other wrestlers competing for the
Tigers win one, lose one
Tigers on Saturday were: Zac Irsfeld (4th), Kellen Pulliam (3rd), By Jim Roberts
John Statema (4th), Nic Becker (3rd), Austin Twardowski (4th), Early in the season, the Browerville Tigers traveled to Barrett to take on the West Central Area Knights
Russell Parteka (3rd) and Eric Sticha (3rd). Overall, the team as a and came home with a loss. Last Tuesday night coach Schueller looked at this game as “a stepping stone
whole wrestled well. The athletes should look to build on this as to see where we are at.” Coach Schueller was watching Tuesday night to see if his team has gotten better
tournament time approaches. since suffering a loss to the Knights earlier in the season.
This week Browerville travels to Crosby to wrestle Crosby- Well, the Tigers impressed their coach and the fans with an outstanding first half of basketball.
Ironton and Proctor on Thursday and to Wadena on Friday to take Defensively, Browerville set the tone with an aggressive man, trapping, defense. On the offensive end the
on Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale and Wadena-Deer Creek. The Tigers Tigers also were much more aggressive than the first meeting with WCA. “We simply played aggressively
wrestle at roughly 6 and 7 both nights. instead of letting their defense determine what we were going to do,” said Coach Schueller. The result was
good movement and a balanced offense that put up 35 points in the first half with 7 different players scor-
ing for the Tigers.
Browerville had a good inside-outside offensive game working with Trevor Johnson’s 9 and Bryce Irsfeld’s
Tiger duals 10 points leading the way. The Tiger would take their 35 first half points to the locker room while holding
On Friday, January 24 Browerville hosted its annual home WCA to 23 points.
wrestling tournament, the Tiger duals. Five teams as well as the Browerville struck first in the second half after a missed shot by WCA. Trevor Johnson again scored on
Tigers came to compete, Belrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Border West, the inside. After a Knights basket, the Tigers’ defense would resulted in two quick scores. Jackson Polak
Holdingford, West Central Area/Ashby-Evansville and Prairie went in hard for a layup and Cody Hansmeyer Trent Johnson to score 20 seconds later. Browerville kept
Valley. The tournament was a big success thanks to the help and the attack on and eventually took a 19 point lead.
support of many members of the Browerville community. A number From that point on, the Knights played very aggressive basketball not concerned with fouls to force the
of people volunteered for a number of different jobs from running Tigers into a free throw game. The strategy worked early on as Browerville would miss the front end of
the scoreboard and keeping the book to helping set-up and take three bonus free throws and then would make one of two on several occasions. The Knights would cut into
down before and after the event, without which none of it would the Tigers’ lead to get within 7 points. The Tigers then began to hit some key free throws and after a lay-
have been possible. We, as a group, are grateful. The fan support up by Irsfeld, in which he was fouled and made the ensuing free throw, their lead was back to 11 points.
was great as both the boys and girls basketball teams were not com- WCA was forced to continue with their fouls to try cutting into Browerville’s lead, but the free throws
peting and many people were able to make it that are usually on began to fall and the Tigers went on to finish this one out with a final score of 78 to 65.
the road with other teams, including many of the players. It was a The Knights were led in scoring by Dakotah Kashmark’s 20 points and Jay Zimmerman’s 15 points.
fun atmosphere. Cody Hansmeyer finished with 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Bryce Irsfeld scored 21, had
On the mat, West Central Area came out on top going 3-0 and 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Trevor Johnson had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
defeating a tough 2-1 Holdingford team 49-26 in the final round of
wrestling. Border West also went 2-1 but lost 33-27 to Holdingford. Browerville 50 Upsala 53
BBE and Prairie Valley each finished 1-2 with each of their victo- What started out looking like a one-sided game ended as an exciting game between the Browerville
ries coming against the home Tigers. As for the Tigers they went 0- Tigers and the Upsala Cardinals. The score at half time was in the favor of the Cardinals, 26 to 15.
3 losing to Prairie Valley 60-18 in the final round, 57-24 against Browerville was continuing with their good defensive effort put forth in their last game versus WCA, but
Border West to open the evening and in the middle wrestled BBE was unable to find their offense against Upsala. “We weren’t playing with a confidence needed against a
to a 48-18 defeat. There were a number of encouraging signs and good defensive team like Upsala,” Coach Schueller commented after the game.
the continual goal of getting better each week is evident. Dylan Zimmerman started the game with two long range shots to give the Cardinals an early 6-0 lead.
Three individuals ended their nights with 2-1 records, and each Three point baskets by Trent Johnson and Jackson Polak helped the Tigers stay within reach in the first
one recorded a fall against Border West. Noah Becker at 106 half. The defense was doing what was needed, but offensively the Tigers just couldn’t put any pressure on
pounds picked up a fall against Kayden Spindler in 5:32, Jackson the Cardinals.
Wollenburg at 132 pinned Chase Odegard in 1:56 and Austin Browerville scored the first 5 points in the second half on a nice transition three pointer by Jordan
Chyba at 220 pinned Kris Kiendl in 1:00. Each one also picked up Thielen and an inside basket by Trevor Johnson. Upsala would again extend their lead to 11 points behind
a tough defeat at the hands of a quality opponent. Becker went up a three pointer and two free throws by Christian Pekarek. But the Tigers’ offense was finding life and con-
to 113 and wrestled Josey Tensen of BBE, a returning state entrant, tinued to dig into the Cardinals lead. With just over 4 minutes to go, the score was now 49 – 45 in favor of
and lost 4-3. Wollenburg lost a 3-2 decision against Colby Schramel the Cardinals. The rest of the game was intense as Browerville took advantage of some missed shots and
of BBE and Chyba went up to heavyweight and wrestled state missed key free throws to give themselves a chance to tie the game. After a missed free throw by Upsala’s
ranked Logan Nibbe of Prairie Valley and wrestled well but was not Dylan Zimmerman, the Tigers raced down the court to find an open look for a chance to tie it up. A deflect-
able to come up with the victory. ed pass and scramble for the ball resulted in a jump ball in favor of the Cardinals and an end to a hard
Other wrestlers that picked up victories on mat that evening fought ballgame.
were Jake Gaida, who beat Joe Reller of BBE 6-2, Dalton Butler Browerville finished with 8 different players scoring in a balanced attack. Bryce Irsfeld broke double fig-
who defeated Isaiah Gilbert of BBE 14-8 and Russell Parteka who ures with 13 points and also pulled down 8 rebounds and handed out 4 assists. Cody Hansmeyer had a
pinned Eric Brauch of Prairie Valley in 1:03 seconds. strong second half with 8 points and also rebounded well with 6 second half boards and a total of 10 for the
game. Trent Johnson scored 5 points, had 8 rebounds, and 3 assistis.
Tigers outlast Jaguars in OT
By Coach Middendorf
Browerville 72
St. Johns Prep 45
Kate Kellen knocked down five three pointers in her first start of the season as the Tigers cruised to a season sweep of the Johnnies
Thursday night in Browerville. Kellen finished with 15 points as the junior knocked down two triples in a 40 point Tiger first half and she
drilled three more long range shots in the second half. Crystal Pearson, Kale Knutson, and Paige Callahan all recorded double digits
in points to lead a balanced offensive attack. Pearson ended with 19 points, Knutson with 17, and Callahan with 16. The Tigers made
8 three pointers in the game while knocking down 18 of 23 free throws.
Browerville 70 BBE 64 (OT)
Browerville made six of eight free throws in overtime to escape with a 70-64 victory Saturday afternoon in Belgrade. The Tigers shot
27 of 36 at the free throw line compared to BBE s 13 of 29 performance. Crystal Pearson led all scorers with 20 points including 10 of
14 at the line. Quinn Kircher made both of her free throws in overtime and finished with 15 points. Paige Callahan connected on 3 of 4
at the line to finish with 12 points while Kale Knutson also drilled 3 of 4 to end with 10 points. Kendra Buchta nailed both of her attempts
and chipped in 8 points. Kate Kellen played very well off the bench including a perfect 2 for 2 at the line while also knocking down a
three pointer.
Browerville 60
West Central Area 71
Kale Knutson scored a career high 21 points including four three pointers but it wasn t enough as Browerville fell to the Knights
Tuesday night in Barrett. The Tigers scored 31 points in the first half as they connected on five three pointers but the defense gave up
points just as quickly as they could score them. The Tigers gave up a season high 41 points in the first half and couldn t make a sec-
ond half comeback against the Knights despite a much improved second half defensive effort. Crystal Pearson scored 10 of her 12
points in the second half while Quinn Kircher dropped in 9 points. Kendra Buchta tallied six of her eight points in the first half including
two triples while Paige Callahan added six points. Kate Kellen and Katelyn Middendorf each added a bucket for the Tigers off the bench.
The Tigers shot a perfect 11 of 11 at the free throw line including five of five from Knutson. Holly Van Kempen from WCA led all scor-
ers with 23 points.
Browerville currently sits with an overall record of 12-3. The Tigers host Long Prairie on Thursday. Monday, Feb. 10th, the Tigers
travel to Royalton for a Section 5A contest.

Browerville Public School

Lunch Menu
Mon. Feb. 10: Pepperoni pizza, green
beans/carrots, peach slices/pears, milk
Tue. Feb. 11: Chicken fajita, corn, pep-
pers & onions, pineapple/mixed fruit, milk
Wed. Feb. 12: Mini corn dogs,
FF/ketchup, baked beans/cucumbers,
apple/orange, milk
Thur. Feb. 13: Creamed chicken or
hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes/bis-
cuit, green beans, peach slices/pineapple,
Fri. Feb. 14: Taco boat, green beans,
pineapple/pears, milk

Tiger Sports
Tue. Feb. 11: BBB hosts Royalton,
5:00; WR team sections; BH hosts
Northern Lakes, 5:15; JHGBB @ EV,
Thur. Feb. 13: GBB hosts WCA,
6:00; BBB @ Osakis, 5:00; JHGBB @
Fri. Feb. 14: GBB @
Swan-ville, 6:00; WR
team section finals @

Now that all of our Parents’ Night festivities have concluded and winter tournament
ThunderCats Wrestlers compete in team events time is just around the corner, I wanted to give my perspective on our young athletes so
The ThunderCats wrestlers and parents have had a busy couple of weeks. On Saturday, January 25 we hosted our Jaycees far this school year.
Regional Qualifier tournament in Long Prairie. There were 312 area pre-k – 6th grade wrestlers that competed in this tournament. We Browerville had a banner year in the fall with the volleyball team winning the Prairie
had 46 of our ThunderCats wrestlers attend, with 22 of them finishing as champions and 7 finishing the tournament in 2nd place. Our Conference South Championship. The girls showed that by working together, communi-
Champions in the tournament were Chace Lorentz, Mason Bruder, Jadin Schacherer, Landon Gode, Cael Lorentz, Mason Gode, Justin cating on the floor, and believing in each other hard work does pay off.
Crandall, Nye Becker, Ryan Browen, Evan Flan, Kabian Twardowski, Jacob Pesta, Nathan Browen, Wyatt Becker, Gavin Albers, Connor The football team started the season out not doing so well on the scoreboard, but
Flan, Cory Krueger, Tate Twardowski, Tye Urman, Caleb Pesta, Gabe Pesta and Ruben Gonzalez. The wrestlers finishing in 2nd place with perseverance, hard work, and a never give in attitude they were able to get to anoth-
were William Schultz, Tucker Zigan, Omar Zamora Jr, Braden Thom, Joseph Middendorf, Rudy Determan, and Jonathon Gonzalez. er section final game in the Fargo Dome after a losing season stared them in the face
Thank you to all of the parents, alumni, current LPGE and Browerville wrestlers and everyone that volunteered to help make this tour- after week four. Again, believing in each other paid off.
nament possible. Winter seasons are in full swing, ready to start the tournament season soon. Our
On Sunday, January 26 the ThunderCats youth wrestlers competed in the “Brawl” youth duals in St Michael-Albertville. This tour- girls’ basketball team seems to be getting better every time they step on the court and
nament is referred to as the biggest youth dual tournament in the upper Midwest. It is a 32 team tournament that is wrestled on 16 full look to be ready to make a great run into the play-offs. Their run and gun pace is fun to
mats at the STMA High School. We entered the tournament as an unseeded team and wrestled the top seeded team in our bracket, watch and they all play extremely hard on both ends of the court.
Elk River, in the first round. We were able to defeat Elk River in a very exciting dual by a score of 40-33. Our second round dual, was Our boys’ basketball team is a mirror image of the girls’ team. They work extremely
against a tough Delano team and again the dual came down to the heavyweight match and we were able to pull out the win 35-32. We hard, like to run the floor, play defense as if it is Duke vs North Carolina and every play-
then wrestled St Francis in our bracket championship and fell by a score of 26-44. After the loss to St Francis, we wrestled against er is getting better every single game. Tournament basketball should be a very exciting
Stoughton, WI and won 44-34 to advance to the fifth place dual against Waconia. In our final dual of the day, we dropped a very close time for BHS.
match to Waconia 37-40. We finished the tournament in 6th place overall and our wrestlers were able to participate in a great tourna- Our wrestling program has grown by leaps and bounds. If you haven’t had a chance
ment against some of the best teams in the state. Cael Lorentz and Ruben Gonzalez both finished 5-0 in the tournament, Ruben had to see our wrestlers perform in person you’re missing out on some of the hardest work-
5 pins and Cael had 4 pins and a major decision on the day. ing young men I’ve seen. There are many new faces in the program and many new
On Saturday, February 1 the ThunderCats wrestlers competed in the Pequot Lakes team tournament. This was a 14 team tourna- wrestlers out for the first time. As a team they may not show many wins on the score-
ment with some very competitive Central and Northern MN teams attending. We entered as the #2 seed in the tournament and had a board, but as individuals they have grown and competed at very high levels. It’s a tribute
bye in the first round. Our first dual of the day was against Cloquet, we won by a score of 62-12. The wrestlers had a great start to the to each of them for trying something that takes so much effort and discipline as they con-
tournament! The second dual was against Elk River in the tournament semi-finals, we lost several close matches and lost the dual by tinues to improve and compete. As a team we may be short on numbers but individuals
1 point to Elk River. The final score was ThunderCats 35 and Elk River 36. The loss put us into the 3rd place dual against have opportunities to reach great success.
Greenbush/Badger, we wrestled very well and won by a final score of 54-21. The following wrestlers finished the tournament unde- I am very proud of all our athletes and the success they have had so far. I am very
feated – William Schultz, Cael Lorentz, Landon Gode, Gabe Pesta, Riley Thom, Joseph Middendorf and Ruben Gonzalez. Overall, we lucky and proud to call myself a Tiger. Good luck to all our winter athletes, believe it or
wrestled a pretty good tournament and continue to improve at each event that we compete in. The tough competition does show us not, spring is just around the corner.
areas that we need to continue to work hard and improve on. Yours in Tiger Pride, Tradition, and Excellence,
Great job ThunderCats wrestlers so far this season! This weekend we have a Jaycees Regional Qualifier tournament in Albany on Wayne Petermeier
Saturday and our tournament in Browerville on Sunday, February 9. Browerville Athletics Director
The Browerville Blade, Page 8 Thursday, February 6, 2014

cont. from page 5 TRANSFERS: MOTION BY award in the amount of $1,850 ED BY THE HEALTH BENE- Department of Labor Grant for
Funk, 2ND BY Wolf to authorize from the Staples Motley Area FITS COMMITTEE REGARD- the Youth CareerConnect
TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDI- J. Nesland, S. Parker, L. Community Foundation for the ING COMPLIANCE WITH THE Program funding opportunity
CIAL ORDER IS ENTERED Lindquist, Freshwater ALC High Mileage AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: #17.274 if funded. VOTE-U/C
UNDER MINNESOTA T. Miller to make electronic Project. VOTE-U/C MOTION BY Veronen, 2ND BY MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY
STATUTES SECTION 582.032, fund transfers as outlined by TECHNOLOGY: MOTION BY Wolf to approve three health Veronen to authorize to return to
DETERMINING, AMONG State Statutes. VOTE-U/C Wolf, 2ND BY Gaida to accept insurance plan RFPs as recom- the FED, the unused remaining
OTHER THINGS, THAT THE BOARD PER DIEM RATE: the Superintendents recommen- mended by the Health Benefits HRA balance for two prior
MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE MOTION BY Gaida, 2ND BY dation to increase bandwidth Committee that is guided by the employees. VOTE-U/C
IMPROVED WITH A RESIDEN- Wolf to approve the same board from 250 mg to 350 mg for mem- Freshwater Agent of Record. All PERSONNEL TOPICS
TIAL DWELLING OF LESS per diem for extra/special or com- ber districts, effective 7/1/14. health insurance plan quotations MINUTES: Review of 12/10/13
THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT mittee meetings assigned by VOTE-U/C to be due early 4/ 2014. Personnel Committee minutes.
PROPERTY USED IN AGRI- FED to be at $60.00 for meetings MEMBER SERVICES: Freshwater Board action at its PERSONNEL CONSENT
CULTURAL PRODUCTION, 4 hours or less and $120.00 for Review of FY-15 Menu Options regular meeting in April. VOTE- ITEMS: MOTION BY Gaida,
AND ARE ABANDONED. meetings in excess of 4 hours. and annual district data report. U/C 2ND BY Wolf to approve the per-
Dated: December 23, 2013 Allowable mileage will be reim- 2013 SERVICE COOPERA- ACTION TO AMEND CUR- sonnel items as follows:
JPMorgan Chase Bank, bursed by the current Federal TIVE REGION 5/NJPA BOARD RENT HRA PLAN: MOTION BY Permission to advertise/hire two
National Association, Mortgagee rate. VOTE-U/C OF DIRECTORS ELECTION: Gaida, 2ND BY Hasbargen to FTE Masters level speech
M E E T I N G Ballots distributed to each FED call for recommendations regard- pathologists; Increase in hrs.for
D AT E / T I M E / L O C AT I O N : Board member. ing the need to amend the D. Baune; approval of FMLA
MOTION BY Hasbargen, 2ND REPORTS FROM CONSUL- Freshwater HRA before 7/2014 request of A. Hochstein-Keller;
By: Michael T. Oberle, Ben I.
BY Funk to set Board meeting TANT PROGRAMS AND to comply with ACA requirement. Voluntary reduction in hrs. for N.
Rust, Jonathan R. Cuskey,
dates as the fourth Wednesday of BOARD COMMITTEE: VOTE-U/C Kimber; Retirement of R. Fochs;
Michael V. Schleisman, Tracy J.
the month with November being CARL PERKINS/VOCATION- RESOLUTION DISCONTIN- Resignation of M. Holtberg.
the third Wednesday starting at AL: MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY UING AND REDUCING EDU- VOTE-U/C
Attorneys for:
6:30 p.m. for the months of Perkins to accept the 2014-2015 CATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ADJOURNMENT: MOTION
JPMorgan Chase Bank,
January, April, June, August and school year reallocation of addi- POSITIONS/BUDGET CON- BY Hasbargen, 2ND BY Wolf to
National Association, Mortgagee
November at either Staples tional secondary funds in the TAINMENT ACTION: MOTION adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m.
55 East Fifth Street,
Freshwater Conference Room A amount of $11,456.95 awarded to BY Gaida, 2ND by Member Funk VOTE-U/C
Suite 800
or W/DC High School, Wadena, the Central Lakes Consortium and upon roll call vote, the fol- Preapproved Publication
St. Paul, MN 55101-1718
MN. hosted by Freshwater Education lowing voted in favor thereof: Summary
VOTE-U/C District. VOTE-U/C Gaida, Hasbargen, Wolf, Funk, RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT-
TION FROM A DEBT COLLEC- MOTION BY Perkins, 2ND BY FINANCIAL REPORT/CUR- said resolution was declared duly S/S Charles Funk, Clerk
TOR. Funk to name the Staples World RENT BILLS: MOTION BY passed and adopted. Freshwater Ed. Dist. # 6004
16309-13-01610-2 as the official newspaper. VOTE- Gaida, 2ND BY Veronen to OPEB THREE YEAR REC- f6c
U/C approve the 11/27/13 through ONCILIATION: Data reviewed
Freshwater Education 2014 COMMITTEES AND 1/21/14 cash report and payment from the 11/1/13 actuarial valua-
APPOINTMENTS AS NAMED of checks numbered 115148 thru tion report.
BY THE CHAIR: Personnel 115286. VOTE-U/C MOTION BY Hasbargen, 2ND
Minutes of the Committee: C. Funk, C. ACTION TO APPROVE THE BY Wolf to approve the authori-
Governing Board of Hasbargen and S. Veronen. THREE HEALTH INSURANCE zation for Freshwater to provide
Education of Freshwater NJPA (Service V School District PLANS RFP AS RECOMMEND- fiscal host services for a U.S.
Education District #924): S. Veronen; Todd County
January 22, 2014 Collaborative: R. VanDenHeuvel;
CALLED TO ORDER at 6:33 Todd County Superintendents;
p.m. by C. Hasbargen, Vice- Otter Tail County Collaborative:
Chair in absence of the 2013 R. Thalmann; Supervising
Chair Superintendents: D. Fjeldheim
and M. Schmitz.
Board Present: C. Hasbargen- MANDATED ANNUAL
Menahga; C. Funk-Sebeka; C. REVIEW OF POLICIES:
Wolf-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle; MOTION BY Gaida, 2ND BY
W. Perkins-Wadena-Deer Creek; Perkins to approve the annual
S. Veronen-Verndale; D. Gaida- review of Policies 406L, 410, 413,
Browerville 414, 415, 451L, 506, 514L, 522,
Others: D. Fjeldheim; M. 524L, 616, 714L, and to direct
Schmitz; J. Nesland; L. Murdock; the Executive Director to main-
S. Ladwig tain the district Policy Manual in
ASSIGNMENT/ROTATION accordance with any MSBA rec-
OF OFFICERS: MOTION BY ommended legal revisions and/or
Funk, 2ND BY Gaida to appoint legislative mandatory revisions.
the following officers for calendar VOTE-U/C
Chair-Curtis Hasbargen, CIAL AUDIT FOR FY-14:
Menahga; Vice-Chair-Mary MOTION BY Funk, 2ND BY
Freeman, Staples-Motley; Clerk- Wolf to accept the FY-14
Charles Funk, Sebeka; Professional Financial Audit
Treasurer-Chuck Wolf, Long Proposal from the firm of Mayer,
Prairie/Grey Eagle. VOTE-U/C Porter & Nelson, Ltd. VOTE-U/C
Perkins to approve agenda as MOTION BY Veronen, 2ND BY
presented. VOTE-U/C Gaida to name Hitesman &
CALL ORGANIZATIONAL Associates, P.A., Maple Grove;
MEETING TO ORDER at 6:34 Kennedy & Graven,
p.m. by the C. Hasbargen, 2014 Minneapolis; as well as Knutson,
Chair Flynn & Deans, P.A., Mendota
APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD Heights as the 2014 Consulting
MINUTES: MOTION BY Wolf, Law Firms for the Freshwater
2ND BY Gaida to approve the Education District. VOTE-U/C
11/26/13 minutes as presented. OLD BUSINESS: Review of
VOTE-U/C 11/26/13 and 1/14/14
2014 ORGANIZATION OF Superintendent meetings.
Gaida, 2ND BY Funk to author- Update given on possible Autism
ize the use of a signature plate. Level IV site.
OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES: Review of enrollment numbers
MOTION BY Perkins, 2ND BY and discussion on Middle Level
Veronen to name the following as programming options for FY-15.
official depositories: First MOTION BY Wolf, 2ND BY
International Bank & Trust, Perkins to accept donation from
Staples, MN, and Minnesota G. Weber of two speaker systems.
School District Liquid Asset VOTE-U/C
ELECTRONIC FUND Veronen to accept the grant
The Browerville Blade, Thursday,
Page 9 February 6, 2014

Sheriff’s Report Ignacio Rodriguez-Herrera, Long Prairie, reached no agreement at a

settlement conference. A jury trial was scheduled for March 1. He is
How to conserve
On January 9, Mel Johnson from Mel’s Auto Body in Browerville,
charged with fist and second degree assault. energy during
Oscar J. Oppegard, Naytahwaush, did not appear and his court date
reported the theft of a 1999 H & H grey 20’ tandem axle tilt bed trail-
was reset for February 10. He is charged with two counts of DWI, driving this cold spell
after cancellation, and B card violation. The cold winter is a growing
At 11:17 pm, January 31, Michael Thomas, Sauk Centre, struck a
Daniel D. Miller, address unknown, appeared for a probation violation concern for Minnesotans who use
deer near the intersection of County 51 and 150th St., Section 31,
hearing. Sentencing was set for March 10. propane to heat their homes as
West Union Township. Thomas was not injured; his Chrysler PT
Brett M. Radtke, Long Prairie, admitted violation of his probation and prices rise and long-term sup-
Cruiser received moderate damage to the front end.
was sentenced to 40 days, will be subject to random testing and must plies are stretched. People who
On February 1, at 9:08 pm, the sheriff ’s office received a report of
complete a chemical use analysis. use propane to heat their home
a car/snowmobile accident on County 104, near 321st Ave, Section 15,
Tony A. Rohde, Glenwood, had his RU8 hearing reset to February 10. can take several steps at this
Burnhamville Township. Joel Tesch, rural Long Prairie, failed to yield
He is charged with driving after cancellation. time to avoid a situation that
to a Pontiac Bonneville, driven by Brittany Poegel, Swanville. Poegel
Enrique C. Contreras, Long Prairie, appeared for an omnibus hearing would pose threat to their safety.
was not able to avoid striking the Arctic Cat snowmobile. Neither
on charges of fifth degree possession of marijuana. A presentence investi- Conserve energy as much as
Poegel nor her passenger were injured. Tesch sustained minor
gation was ordered and sentencing set for March 10. possible. Turn down thermostats
injuries. The snowmobile was a total loss; Poegel’s vehicle received
Stewart D. Blank, West Union, appeared for a pre trial hearing. A jury and be aware of your propane
moderate damage to the driver’s side.
trial was scheduled for March 12. He is charged with theft. use.
Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is
Todd L. Martin, Staples,failed to appear for a plea hearing on theft and Reach out to family and
urged to call the Todd County Sheriff’s Department at 320-732-
criminal damage to property charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued. friends for assistance.
2157 or 1-800-794-5733.
Zachary M. Bennet, Motley, was sentenced for fifth degree possession Check on your neighbors.
of marijuana. He was ordered to pay $960 restitution, $140 fine, supply a
Court Report DNA sample and was committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for
15 months.
Check with your local emer-
gency management agency to
find resources in your communi-
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second Heath J. Baier, Owatonna, appeared for a probation violation hearing. ty.
appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) HIs next court date is March 3. Call 9-1-1 only in a crisis.
January 27: January 28: The State Fire Marshal
Eugene T. Buzie, Browervile, appeared for an RU8 hearing on charges Michaela L. Brown, Eagle Bend, was arraigned on charges of domestic reminds residents to use caution
of interfering with a 911 call, two counts of fifth degree assault, terroristic assault and disorderly conduct. A plea hearing was set for February 10. when using alternative heating
threats and no valid drivers license. An omnibus hearing was set for Dylan A. Donovan, Eagle Bend, was arraigned on charges of domestic sources such as space heaters.
February 24. assault and disorderly conduct. A plea hearing was set for February 10. Keep anything flammable -
William J. Worthing, Cleveland, OH, was sentenced for having no MN
including pets and people - at
drivers license and no proof of insurance. He was fined $385.
least three feet away from heat-
Karina D. Morrow, Wadena, appeared for an admit/deny hearing. A pro-
bation violation hearing was set for February 10.
Traffic Citations Dairy Princess ing equipment.
Todd County Sheriff Make sure portable space
Jordan L. Bruggenthies, Burtrum, was sentenced for transporting a
Cody M. Henry, Sauk Centre,
candidates sought heaters have an automatic shut-
loaded firearm. He was fined $140.
fail to stop for school bus-$390.00, The American Dairy Association off.
Renee E. Scharver, Staples, failed to appear for a hearing on charges of
90 days, stayed 90 days, 1 yr, prob- of Todd County is seeking candi- Turn portable heaters off
animals running at large. dates to participate in this year’s
taion, 1 yr when leaving the room or going
Todd A. Groves, Clarissa, had his omnibus hearing reset to February 24. dairy princess/dairy ambassador
Brice A. Hoffman, St. Cloud, to bed.
He is charged with giving a false name to a peace officer and driving after program. Dairy princesses and
65/55-$130.00 Space heaters need constant
revocation. ambassadors serve as good will
Kyvan A. Quarry, Cushing, drive watching. Never leave a space
Lance C. Chase, Long Prairie, made his first appearance on two counts ambassadors for the dairy industry
after suspension-$290.00 heater on when you go to sleep.
of criminal vehicular operation and two counts of DUI. A February 10 RU8 by appearing at various promotional
Long Prairie Police Never place a space heater close
hearing was scheduled. events and speaking to consumers
Pennie K. Dubbin, Long Prairie, to any sleeping person.
Joseph L. Swain, Hewitt, was sentenced for DWI. He was fined $515, and the media The princess contest
theft-$140.00 Make sure all cords on electric
sentenced to 30 days, 30 days stayed for two years, and must complete a will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014
Rebecca L. Kunerth, Long heaters are in good shape and
chemical dependency evaluation and attend a MADD impact panel. at the Browerville Community
Prairie, drive after revocation- checked periodically for any
Sara L. Ballou, Randall, was sentenced for fifth degree possession of Center.
$290.00 frays or breaks in the insulation
marijuana. She was fined $140, ordered to supply a DNA sample and com- A dairy princess must be a high
Staples Police surrounding the wires.
mitted to the Commissioner of Corrections for 13 months. school graduate by July1, 2014 and
Jacob R. Dobbins, Staples, exhi- Check the cord and outlet
Randy L. Losh, Staples, appeared for a plea hearing on charges for issu- not yet 24 years old. Dairy ambassa-
bition driving-$140.00 dors must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or occasionally for overheating; if it
ing a dishonored check. A pre trial hearing was set for February 24.
Samantha R. Weyer, Staples, 12th grade. She or her parents must feels hot, discontinue use.
Melinda A. Ortega, Long Prairie, was sentenced for dogs running at
79/55-$230.00 be actively engaged in the produc- Place the heater on a level,
large, unlicensed dogs and driving after revocation. She was fined a total
Kassie D. Wolpert, Motley, open tion of milk for sale to a licensed hard and nonflammable surface,
of $400.
bottle-$190.00 plant during the current year. A can- not on rugs or carpets or near
Jane A. Mudder, Browerville, appeared for an omnibus hearing on
Osakis Police didate also qualifies if she or her bedding or drapes.
seven counts of drug charges. A March 3 settlement conference was set.
Rachel M. Werk, Long Prairie, parents are employed on a dairy Use a heater that has been
Bryan R. Fallon, S St. Paul, made his first appearance on two counts of
65/55-$130.00 farm in a dairy-related capacity. tested to the latest safety stan-
DWI charges. An RU8 hearing was scheduled for February 10.
DNR County dairy princesses are eligi- dards and certified by a national-
Jose C. Martinez, Mpls, failed to appear for an RU8 hearing in charges
Benjamin A. Anderson, Chisago ble to attend a statewide promotion ly recognized testing laboratory.
of driving after cancellation.
City, over limit fish-$165.00 training seminar to be held this These heaters will have the most
Alexander J. Miller, Staples, was sentenced for second degree assault.
Devin M. Kaeter, St. Cloud, fail spring and may apply to be consid- up to date safety features; older
He was fined $140 and committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for
to display valid snowmobile regis- ered as a finalist for the Princess space heaters may not meet the
27 months.
tration-$115.00 Kay of the Milky Way title. Twelve newer safety standards.
Douglas R. Moran, Grey Eagle, was sentenced for fifth degree posses-
MN State Patrol finalists will be selected to compete Consumers who need financial
sion of marijuana. He was fined $590, sentenced to 180 days, with credit
Randy D. Norgren, Fergus Falls, for the Princess Kay title in August. assistance to pay heating bills
for 75 days served, ordered to abstain from alcohol, be subject to random At all levels of competition con-
no seat belt used-$115.00 may find help through the Low
testing, complete a chemical use analysis, supply a DNA sample, and com- testants are judged on their commu-
Tiffany M. Emard, Osakis, Income Heating Energy
mitted to the Commissioner of Corrections for 15 months. Imposition of nication skills, personality, enthusi-
under 21 drink/drive-$365.00, 30 Assistance Program. If you are
the sentence was stayed for five years and he was placed on supervised asm for dairy promotion and general
days, stayed 30 days, 2 yr interested in applying for Energy
probation for five years. knowledge of the dairy industry.
Curtis W. Gagnon, St. Louis Assistance, please contact Todd
Joshua R. Denny, Moorhead, appeared for an admit/deny hearing. A For a complete rules brochure
Park, inattentive driving-$130.00 County Health and Human
probation violation hearing was scheduled for March 6. and application form, contact
Harry B. Gussett, Brazoria, TX, Services at 320-732-4500, or toll
Lori J. Gulsvig, Alexandria, admitted violation of her probation and was Shirley Hulinsky at 320-285-2050 or
86/70-$150.00 free at 888-838-4066.
sentenced to 30 days. Kim Harff 320-594-6097 by
Jacob P. Whalen, Long Prairie, appeared for a probation violation hear- Emmaline N. Luethmers, Moor-
February 14th .
ing. His next court date is March 3. He also appeared for an omnibus hear- head, 95/70-$230.00
Jake A. Scharber-Pikula,
ing on charges of second and third degree burglary. A March 3 settlement
conference was scheduled. Brainerd, 65/55-$130.00 ASK A TROOPER by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol
Jeffrey L. Sherman, Randall, appeared for an admit/deny hearing. An Jonathan L. Seltvedt, Fargo, Question: My car has running lights and I always assumed that meant my rear lights were
evidentiary hearing was set for March 6. ND, 80/70-$130.00 on as well, but my husband let me know one day as he was following behind me in the fog
Alexander J. Miller, Staples, appeared for a probation violation hearing Samantha L. Steidl, Alexandria, that my tail lights were not on. Since then, I have noticed that many other drivers must assume
and requested expedition of his sentence. He was committed to the marijuana in motor vehicle- the same thing. You might want to let them know they need to actually turn on their lights dur-
Commissioner of Corrections for 12 months and one day, with credit for $240.00; possess drug parapherna- ing the day when it is foggy or they risk being rear ended.
121 days served. He was also fined $1085. lia-$50.00 Answer: Very true! We have been fighting that battle for many years now and I hear about
Angela M. Techam, Flensburg, had her settlement conference continued Dayerik N. Stubbs, Dickinson, it all the time from people. I have always taught motorists to drive with their headlights on at
to February 10. She is charged with two counts of forgery. ND, no seat belt used-$115.00 all times, even during the day, so they can avoid the whole issue of when to have headlights
Jerome J. Boecker, Grey Eagle, was sentenced for DWI. He was fined on. Even if you think you have headlights on all the time, you might not. Turn them on man-
$1020, sentenced to 365 days, with 363 days stayed for two years, and ually; then you will know for sure. Daytime running lights cannot be used in lieu of actual head-
placed on supervised probation for two years. He must complete a chemi- lights during the times that actual headlights are required to be on. During those required
cal use assessment and attend a MADD impact panel. times of headlights, all the other lights also are required (e.g., tail lights, marker lamps, etc.).
Jacqueline L.Kent, Austin, was sentenced for theft. She was fined $135 Those other lights are not always on when the so-called “automatic” lights are on either.
and sentenced to 365 days. 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.
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Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be pre-
pared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365
days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available
that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.
Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident
when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they
credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recov-
Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the
universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with
any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the
shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit or
call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Todd County - Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Community Center,
425 Fourth St. NE in Staples, Minn.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit HYPER-
LINK "" to make an
appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to
ensure a reliable supply for 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.
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Certified Nursing KLINNERT 171, JACKIE SCHULTZ
Central Todd County Care DEZELL 572, ROD NAUBER 553,
Center in Clarissa has JACK SCHULTZ 539 Erin Rausch is Lion’s Student of the Month for December.
HOME HEALTH/ openings for evening shifts. SPLITS: AL WOIDA 6-7 Erin is a great example of what an exceptional student should
HOSPICE AIDE Applicants must be 18 years look like. She is very conscientious in her studies and strives
The mobile Recreation
of age and have a to be the best in her class. Erin is quite active in FFA, partic-
PT; 40-48 hours/pay period Compass features more than 5.5
CNA Certification. ipating and usually placing in State contests. She also has
Primarily days, some evenings required million acres of public lands
CTCCC offers a wide variety been a leader in fruit sales which is FFA’s prime fundraiser.
1/3 weekend rotation required administered as state forest,
of benefits and is an equal Erin is fun to be around and her peers benefit from her caring
Primarily works out of Long Prairie area wildlife management areas, state
opportunity employer. temperament. She can always be counted on to help out when
Current MN LPN or HHA credentials req. parks and recreation areas,
You may apply in the needed. Erin is truly deserving of this award.
Reliable transportation req waterfowl production areas,
Business Office or pick up an
Previous experience pref aquatic management areas, and
application after hours at the
Deadline: Open until filled scientific and natural areas, state
Nurses Station.
Call 218-756-3636 or
trails, including water trails,
Walk-In access areas, hunter
Go Green Against Cancer
contact Amanda Rickbeil at On Feb. 20 & 21, the Browerville Tiger Girls and Boys Basketball
walking trails and nearly 3,000
public water access sites. games are attempting to raise money for Coaches vs Cancer. Free
j16-f6c admission to the games is offered to those purchasing a green
& WIND LESSONS The mobile website has lake,
river and stream names, as well “Shooting for a Cure” t-shirt.
T-shirts are available to order at Knotty Pine Embroidery, down-
Concert Band DNR's new mobile web- as federal, state and local high-
town Browerville. Cost is $8 and shirts are available in sizes YS
ways and roads.
Instruments and site is a boon to out- Users can choose from a variety through adult XXXL.
Deadline to order shirts is February 12.
Beginner Guitar door recreationalists of backgrounds, such as the 2011
For more information please contact the school at 320-594-2272
A new, one-of-a-kind website color aerial photography and color
Browerville, MN that employs extensive mapping infrared photography of the state.
Debra Parker resources to help users locate The infrared imagery allows users About Coaches vs. Cancer
hunting lands, state parks and to discern what kind of vegetation The Coaches vs. Cancer program leverages the personal experi-
218-640-2554 forests and a wide range of other covers the landscape, such as ences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basket-
recreational areas is now avail- whether a particular area is cov- ball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote
WORK WANTED able on mobile devices such as ered in pine trees, prairie, oaks or healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising
Roof snow removal, 320-533-0332, phones and tablets, the other types of vegetation. activities, and advocacy programs. This program provides critical
Brian Oestreich j30-f13c Minnesota Department of The agency opted to create the mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the American
_________________________________________ Natural Resources announced. service as a mobile website Cancer Society's lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get
The mobile "Recreation instead of an app because a well, find cures, and fight back through legislative action at the
CARD OF THANKS Compass" is available at mobile website is device inde- local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college
The family of Albina Biermaier pendent and can be easily updat- coaches across the country have raised nearly $87 million to support
would like to thank everyone for After accessing the website, users ed and maintained. The mobile the Society's fight against cancer. College basketball coaches spend
their kindness that was shown to can bookmark it among other website runs on just about any- hours planning and preparing for their opponents. Each year, mem-
us when we lost our mother, grand- favorites on their mobile device. thing using a modern web brows- bers of the NABC also spend tireless hours to prepare a game plan
mother, and great grandmother. A "The website helps you find er. off the court in the fight against cancer through their involvement
very special thank you to Mike and opportunities for recreation when The Recreation Compass has with the Coaches vs. Cancer program.
Heidi Iten for the care they you're away from your computer," been available on desktop and
showed, the Central Todd County said DNR Commissioner Tom laptop computers since 1998, but Users, however, should not use aries to avoid trespassing on pri-
Care Center, and the funeral lunch Landwehr. "It not only provides the mobile version was developed mobile Recreation Compass as vate property.
committee at Christ the King. you with the location of recreation in 2013 and has been tested their sole navigation aid. While As always, people should ask
The family of Albina Biermaier lands, but you can also find infor- extensively since last August. the mapping system shows permission before entering pri-
_____________________________ mation such as types of vegetation The mobile Recreation boundaries of recreation areas, vate land.
and availability of trails and other Compass also links to other DNR they are a general reference only.
resources." mobile websites such as Users should still consult on-the-
LakeFinder and Fall Colors. ground signage to confirm bound-
Commissioners, continued
includes both Long Prairie River Watershed pose of the unacceptable materials that were
and Crow Wing River Watershed. in the load.
Many privately-owned properties border The board will discuss the issue further at
the ditch. An effort is being made by some of a future meeting.
the landowners to support what is called a HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
“redetermination” of the ditch’s benefits and PRESENTATIONS
damages to see whether present land values During the HHS Board meeting, several
have changed, and whether the ditch’s ben- county employees gave presentations to
efits and damages to owners of property bring commissioners up to date on the per-
have changed. Before the ditch can be formance of services provided by HHS.
cleaned to restore proper water flow, a rede- Katherine Mackedanz and David
termination must take place. The process is Determan explained the progress of the
expensive and would cost more than Youth Alcohol Prevention Grant project, now
$100,000. This cost would be divided among underway for 2.5 years in the county. A sur-
the landowners. It takes the signatures of vey of students in Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
50% of the landowners to require the Ditch and Browerville school districts showed that
Authority to order a redetermination proce- fewer students report using alcohol during
dure to take place, or the Ditch Authority can the 30 days just before the survey, than was
order it without the signatures. The county true last year. This was an encouraging find-
board operates as the Ditch Authority. ing. The project uses billboards, radio ads,
Commissioners will discuss the issue fur- posters in school, school curriculum, and
ther at a future meeting. other methods to reduce student use of
COUNTY SOLID WASTE ROLL-OFF alcohol. The Browerville Lions Club served over 200 guests during their Annual Super Bowl
CONTAINERS AND DEMO LANDFILL DIS- Lisa Chapin told commissioners about Breakfast held on February 2nd at the Browerville Community Center.
CUSSION the progress of the MNSURE program in
Solid Waste Director Mike Hagen enrolling eligible Todd County residents in
appeared before the board to explain the affordable health insurance programs.
current state of demolition containers, emp- Chapin acknowledged the difficulties experi-
tying of containers, and transport of their enced by people trying to use the online
contents to the county’s demolition landfill. enrollment process, but said that the prob-
Presently, the county owns containers of lems are being addressed by the state as
several capacities, including those of 20, 30, quickly as possible. The private contractor
and 40 yards. These containers are rented that devised the computer enrollment system
out to individuals and companies who need has been reprimanded by Governor Dayton.
them to dispose of debris from construction, Beth Shell presented the 2013 Child
weather events, building tear-down, or other Support Enforcement Performance Report.
situations. She said county employees had been so
The Solid Waste Department has successful in their work that the county had
$60,000 in its budget this year to purchase established paternity at the rate of 106% in
and repair roll-off containers so that the contested cases, meaning that some cases
county can provide the roll-off service. from prior years had been resolved, along
One private company, Long Prairie with 2013 cases. Court orders for child sup-
Sanitation, doing business as Todd County port to be paid had been established in 92%
Roll-off, also supplies containers, but only of cases, collections of current child support
the 20-yard size. There are no private com- payments were successful in 76% of cases,
panies within Todd County that supply larger and collections of back child support pay-
containers, i.e., 30- or 40-yard containers. ments were successful in 79% of cases.
One Stearns County company and one These percentages were enough to earn the
Crow Wing County company can supply the county more than 90% of the federal incen-
large containers. tive payments made for effective child sup-
The county board asked Hagen to port enforcement. The county employs just
explain whether the Solid Waste Department four child support enforcement officers who
is covering its costs in supplying demolition work on more than 1,000 child support
containers to individuals and companies who enforcement cases each year.
need them. Hagen said yes. Jena Peterson presented the 2013 Year
The county board asked what would hap- End Budget Report to commissioners. The
pen if the county got out of the container information indicated that the HHS Division
business and left it to private companies, and is running in the black and had a balance of
Hagen said he was not sure, because the $324,000 at the start of 2014.
only suppliers of large containers were out- Commissioner Rod Erickson gave a brief
side the county. update on the Annex I and Annex II renova-
Hagen explained that when a demolition tion project. He said that delivery of large
container is full, it is returned to the county glass panels for the building exterior had
transfer station, where it is inspected. If the been delayed. This will cause the completion
container includes no unacceptable materi- date of the project to be changed from about
als, it is then allowed to proceed to the dem- Feb. 15 to about March 1. The project
olition landfill where it is dumped out. If the remains on target to have about a $70,000
demolition container does have unaccept- overage in costs. This amount can be cov-
able materials in it, then it is dumped out at ered by the HHS budget, according to
the transfer station and the county charges Interim HHS Director Emily Steinert.
$25 per hour to sort the materials, reload the
acceptable ones, and take them to the dem- Audrey Berg and Leona May's essays win 2 new iPads for
olition landfill. There is also a charge to dis- CTK. Alice Coudron from the Catholic Foundation presents
the iPads to CTK.
“We’re Open for Business” –
Eagle Valley School Board declares that the district had an operat- Legislature will increase during good news, Supt. Johnson said.
ing fund debt of 2.5% or more the next fiscal year, 2014-2015. The good news? “We have good
By Rin Porter ities maintenance plan.
during fiscal year 2012-2013. Also, closing the Eagle Bend people, good staff, a supportive
At the Eagle Valley School · Enhance pre-K-12
The MDE requires that any High School building will reduce school community, and an oppor-
Board’s annual retreat held Jan. Curriculum and improve
school district in that status sub- the district’s expenses by an esti- tunity to grow our district,” he
29, members and administrative instruction
mit a three-year plan for getting mated $150,000 per year, and declared in his retreat presenta-
staff declared their commitment · Continue to provide
out of debt. help in operating debt reduction. tion. “We have supportive, ener-
to the Eagle Valley School effective staff development
At the retreat, Supt. Barry The district must reduce its getic, committed, dedicated
District’s offering a full set of During the next month,
Johnson submitted his SOD expenses by $300,000 over the organizations like the PTO and
educational opportunities, pre-K standing committees will create
three-year plan and the board next three years. Salaries and the Boosters. We want the best
through 12th grade in the com- a list of clear, specific, measura-
approved it without discussion. wages are the largest cost the for our students, staff, and school
ing years. ble, attainable objectives for
Johnson said the plan must be district faces, and new labor con- community.”
The board and administrators each of the three goals, to be
submitted to the MDE by Jan. tracts are due to be negotiated The school board will hold a
spent three hours revising the accomplished during the next
31, then evaluated, and hopeful- this year. special follow-up meeting Feb. 27
district’s strategic plan, review- two to five years.
ly approved by the MDE soon. Although the district faces at 6 PM to hear the results of the
ing past goals, and setting new The district’s task is compli-
Modifications can be made as the challenges in maintaining its work of the standing committees
objectives to assure the district cated by the fact that it is work-
months and years go by, depend- building, providing program- on creating objectives to meet the
can reach its goals for the next ing in Statutory Operating Debt
ing on changing conditions. ming and curriculum needs, district’s goals.
two to five years. (SOD) according to the
Supt Johnson said one good maintaining staffing, recruiting
The district’s three goals are: Minnesota Department of
sign is that the per-student fund- and retaining student enroll-
· Develop a 20-year facil- Education (MDE). This means
ing set by the Minnesota ment, and other issues, there is