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The Maple Lake

Volume 120, Number 35 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Maple Lake, MN 55358

Inside . . .

Fought and Died for the Love of Freedom

by Tyler Jacobson

Track & Field: page 6

Choir 9-12 Spring

Concert: page7


Rainy weather prevented

Maple Lakes 2015 Memorial
Day program from being held
in the city park, but residents
still came out for the program,
held indoors at Maple Lake Legion Post #131. The Legion
Post proved to be an intimate
environment for a somber and
sober event, on a day of reflection and remembrance.
Reflection and remembrance could be said to have
been the theme of the day;
while over a hundred people
crowded into the Legion building, there was nary a sound.
People had come to witness,
and to listen.
The festivities began with a

performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the Maple

Lake High School band, after
which American Legion Commander Gary Jude told those
gathered that the day was dedicated to honoring the memory
of those who gave their lives.
Local Pastor Culynn Curtis provided the opening prayer.
Readings of the poems
Memorial Day by T.W. Johnson and Freedom is not Free
by Kelly Strong followed,
along with a performance of
God Bless America by the
high school band.
The key speaker for this
years Memorial Day ceremony
was Mike Yanish, of Watkins
VFW Post 5460. Yanish chose
the Marines after being drafted,

and shipped out to Vietnam on

February 1st, 1967, in time to
take part in the TET offensive.
Yanish thanked all present
for being here for the right reasons, rather than simply seeing
Memorial Day as a three-day
weekend or an excuse to take
advantage of one of the big
sales trumpeted in television
ads. Those attending turned out
to honor and pay tribute to our
fallen warriors.
Yanish spoke of the experiences of soldiers who had
watched comrades in arms fall
on the battlefield, saying that
any soldier could still remember the minute, the hour, the day
that it happened. He paid tribute to those who went off to a
far away landto liberate and

give people freedom, and

called attention to the fact that
since World War II at least
82,000 men and women have
been reported missing in action.
Those are the ones that are forgotten, said Yanisch. Theres
no tombstone with their name
on it. Theres no roll call.

Memorial Day
continued on page 12

Baseball: page 8

Coming up
* Buff Up Maple Lake
is May 26-30
* Senior Awards Night
is May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
* Last Day of School,
Graduation is May 29
* Hwy. 55
Beautification is
May 30

DNRasks to report
seeing endangered

Left: Pictured in front from left is Chris Christenson, Les Paumen, Mike Jude and Kevin Gist. Pictured in back is Tom Mooney, Adrian Jude - Boys
Stater and Speaker Mike Yanish. Top Right: Speaker Mike Yanish of Watkins VFWPost 5460. Bottom Right: Maple Lake Boy Scouts Senior Patrol
Leader, Jacob Loch, accepting flag tributes.
(Photos by Mollie Graham)

Boys golf cruises to CMC title Avenues to industrial

park explored
By Katie Friedman

The Minnesota Department

of Natural Resources is asking
lakeshore owners and citizens to
report any mudpuppy salamanders they see, especially die-offs
on rivers and lakes. A die-off is
defined as five or more dead
salamanders in a lake at the
same place at the same time.
We have had several dead
mudpuppy reports by lake residents these past few years on
Big Cormorant and Melissa
lakes in Becker County, said
Krista Larson, DNR nongame
research biologist. We have
collected salamanders to try to
determine what has been killing
them, but so far, the results have
been inconclusive.
Any mudpuppies caught or
found dead should be photographed and reported to, or by
calling the report line at 651259-5076.
In 2013, mudpuppies were
added to the states list of endangered and threatened species as
a species of special concern due
to habitat loss, stream siltation
and pollution, and over-harvest
for bait or by biological supply
Many people mistakenly call
tiger salamanders mudpuppies
or waterdogs. In fact, mudpuppies are a separate species
and the largest salamander in
Minnesota. While tiger salamanders spend their early lives in
water and adult lives on land,
mudpuppies are Minnesotas
only fully aquatic salamander,
meaning they spend their entire
lives in water.

continued on page 4

Irish golfers won their first Central Minnesota Conference championship in 14 years
last week. Front Row: Jeremy Mills, Jordan Mills, John Treadwell and Cody Welch. Back
Row: Coach Aaron Hegle, Peyton Beehler, Aidan Jude, Brandon Borell; and Andrew
(Photo submitted)
By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake boys golf

team won their first Central
Minnesota Championship since
2001 last week.
Aidan Jude shot the low
score of the day, Tuesday, May
19, at Annandales Whispering
Pines Golf Course during the
CMC finale for meet medalist
His teammates were close behind his 38. Brandon Borell and
Peyton Beehler both shot 39s on
the nine-hole course and Jeremy
Mills chipped in with a 41 to put
together a season-best team
score of 157.
The Irishs No. five and six
shooters, Jordan Mills and Cody
Welch, shot a 43 and 53, respectively.
It was great to see the boys
play as well as they did as they
continue to improve and are
playing well at the right time of

the season heading into sections, coach Aaron Hegle said.

Maple Lake topped runnerup Osakis by 13 strokes to claim
its first CMC title in 14 years.
Eden Valley-Watkins was third
with 177 and Rockford shot a
179 for fourth place.
Jude was also the overall
conference winner, averaging 39
strokes per round.
Thats a great average and
he put in a lot of work during the
summer to get there. All my kids
did, and that's why I'm so proud
of the way they golfed throughout the year, Hegle said.
Four other Irish golfers made
the CMCs top 10 and two more
were in the top five.
Jeremy Mills, Beehler, Borell
and Jude all received all-conference awards after the meet.
These guys deserve everything they got and I'm very
proud of how they played and
how many of them put in time

over the summer to get better.

We were able to check that box
next to a conference championship, but these guys want
more as we head into sections
next Thursday, Hegle said.
The Irish head into post-season play on Thursday, May 28,
at Pebble Creek in Becker for
the two-day Section 5-2A Tournament. From there they can
qualify for the state golf tournament June 9-10, at Ridges at
Sand Creek in Jordan.
It would be great to continue
to play well and advance as a
team to the second day, Hegle
said. It will be tough, but if we
continue to put in the work its
It was a great conference
season and it's been fun coaching such a great group of guys,
he added.

Members of Maple Lakes

business community, city council and school administration
gathered Thursday, May 21, at
Maple Lake High School to examine, shape and continue a
process of creating a new industrial park that is planned to enhance and expand local business
and employment opportunities.
Scott Millner, chairman of
the Maple Lake Development
Group, greeted the assembly,
saying, Theres work to be
done, and our city officials have
already taken great strides for
developing a new industrial
park. With this new park, Maple
Lake can bring more jobs
meaning more people to Maple
Lake, more students in our
schools and a larger tax base.
Millner introduced the
evenings three guest speakers,
Lee Hansen and Bill Kemp of
the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and Duane
Northagen of the Wright County
Development Partnership.
Northagen offered his services in assisting with financing
and technical resources, and
spoke of a local skilled work-

force as one of the communitys

greatest assets.
We have almost 15,000 people who leave Wright County
every day to go to work, he
said. So, somebody in the adjoining counties believes weve
got a skilled workforce, whos
willing to pay enough money
that theyll spend half an hour to
an hour traveling one way to go
to work. Id like to find some
way where we utilize that resource our skilled people and
bring businesses into the community.
The biggest benefit from
doing so, he said, is the tax base,
as businesses and industries pay
a much larger tax share than individual homes.
So, the more businesses you
have, the more you have opportunities to do things in your
community, especially from a
tax base perspective, he explained. So, the stronger base
we have for industrial businesses, the stronger our tax base,
the more jobs we can create, the
more people we keep in our
community. Its just a snowball

Industrial Park
continued on page 12

Boys Golf

Guest speaker Duane Northagen of the Wright County Development Partnership (right) and Scot Chantland.

continued on page 9

(Photo by Katie Friedman)


Maple Lake Messenger Page 2

May 27, 2015

by Harold Brutlag
The Memorial Day weekend was the first three-day holiday of
the year and if Friday nights traffic going west on Hwy. 55 was any
indication of whats to come this summer, the traffic will be jamming
that highway. I suspect the lower price of gasoline plays a part in the
increased travel and Ive noticed there seem to be more cars on the
road even during the week. Most everyone seems to be in more of
a hurry and if a person doesnt hit the gas immediately when the
light turns green youre liable to get honked at for not paying attention. When it comes to traffic, my pet peeve are those drivers who
neglect to signal when making a turn.
Parting shot: If Jack in the Pulpit wild flowers were Morel mushrooms, Id be starting on my second bushel basket!
I spent a couple hours on Lake Mary last Thursday looking for
spawning beds and didnt see any. I was in my boat and had the fly
rod along to test the shallow water. Lots of little fish which I felt was
a good sign. I had five keepers in the live-well which I pawned off
on a group of Mexicans fishing off the dock when I decided to call
it a day. They were pleased to get them and I was pleased I wouldnt
have to fillet them, so it was a win-win situation. Our Lake of the
Woods group lost a couple of anglers when Mark, an electrician, had
to bow out because of work pressure; and Jake, a student at ND University in Grand Forks, had to cancel, too. We still have seven left
and thats a house full, most of whom share in the cooking, and those
that dont get dish washing or KP as it was referred to in the Army.
Daryl Hennen and I decided to test the Rock Lake waters
Saturday evening about 6 p.m. when we put our fly rods and spinning rods in his boat, along with some worms, artificial bait and
some extra flies. It seemed like a good plan, but when we arrived at
the Rock Lake access and were undoing the tie downs, Hennen asked
me where I put my fly rod. I was dumbfounded when it wasnt in
the boat where I had put the reel end against the boats transom and

Ask a
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Question: How many cars can
someone try to sell at the end of
the driveway without having a
dealer license?
Answer: The law pertaining to

a dealer license talks about the

limit of vehicles a person can sell
without needing that license. Minnesota State Statute 168.27 sub. 8
says; A person is limited to the

Its in
your court
by Judge Steve Halsey
Work Zone Violators
Face Hefty Fines
The traditional saying is that
Minnesota has two seasons:
winter and road construction.
Major construction projects
have begun throughout the eight
counties of the Tenth Judicial
District, as well as numerous
smaller projects. These projects
now display a large and clear
sign warning of $300 fines for
violations of the posted work
zone speed limit. Why is that?
Over the past few years there
have been numerous traffic construction zone accidents in
which construction workers
have been killed or seriously injured. I recall that two highway
workers were killed by a
speeder in Burnsville in 2011.
Minnesota had nine work zone
fatalities in 2013 and there were
579 nationwide. The Minnesota
Legislature in 2014 passed Minnesota Statute section 169.14,
subdivision 6a, which provides

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a $75 surcharge in addition to

the scheduled fine for violations. The total fine for speeding in a work zone is $385. By
law, the $300 fine is mandatory.
You would think this would
be an incentive for drivers to
comply with the posted speed
limit, even if they are not compelled to slow down in the interest of the safety of the
construction workers. But many
do not as you probably have observed. I have driven several
times recently through the I-94
construction zone in Rogers
where it crosses the Crow
River. It is posted 60 mph for
the most part and 45 mph
through two short S curves.
There is basically no shoulder
and with the cranes and trucks
it is clearly a live construction
zone. (Some drivers seem to
conclude that the posted speed
limit does not apply if they see
no workers.) Several times I
have been passed by cars and

sale, purchase, or lease of not

more than five motor vehicles in
a 12-month period.
As far as where a person is
selling them, much of this will depend on the local zoning ordinances. I advise you to check with
your local city, county or township about how many vehicles
you can sell on your property. Vehicles are not allowed to be sold
from rest areas, park and rides,
and within the highway right of

large semi-trucks traveling 1015 mph over the posted work

zone speed limit, endangering
everyone else and risking a
hefty fine.
As an example, if you are
driving 11-14 mph over the
speed limit not in a work zone,
the fine and surcharges total
$135. If 20-25 mph over the
limit, the total is $225, due to an
additional $70 surcharge. If in a
work zone, for any speeding its
a whopping $385. Good luck
trying to argue to the judge that
you cant afford such a hefty
So, please, fellow citizens
and drivers: SLOW DOWN.
Submitted by Judge Steve
Halsey, Wright County District
Court, chambered in Buffalo.
Judge Halsey is the host of
The District Court Show on
local cable TV public access
channels throughout the Tenth
Judicial District. Excerpts can
be viewed at
Go to Community and click
The District Court Show.
Judge Halsey may also be
heard on Legal Happenings
on KRWC 1360 AM (Buffalo)
on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

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Thank You
This column is not intended for items of personal thanks, promotion or editorial comments. Its
purpose is to simply give recognition to local residents for their contributions to our community.

We would like to thank everyone who helped with our May
20, 2015 Bloodmobile. We were
able to send 93 units to the
American Red Cross. Thank you
to all the volunteers and organizations for their time and donations, the callers who scheduled
the appointments and volunteers
who either worked at the bloodmobile or donated. To Monica,
and staff and Legion Post 131
who provided the hall and paid
for all the food for the workers
and donors, Toni Paumen and
the Legion Auxiliary who baked
bars, the Maple Lake Recovery
Center who helped with the ta-

bles and chairs, Celeste

Dahlstrom and the Irish Mentors
for promoting the bloodmobile
and putting up posters in the
A special thank you to Ruthie
Rigenhagen who helped prepare
and serve lunch to the donors and
workers. You are always there
when we need you and your talents are greatly appreciated.
Maple Lake is so fortunate to
have so many people who will
volunteer their time and talents
for such a good cause. Our next
bloodmobile will be at the Legion Club on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Toni Mills & Cathy Elfstrand

I would like to thank everyone
who made my 100th birthday
such a special occasion - everyone at the Maple Manor who
came to my birthday luncheon

and all my friends and relatives

who attended my open house at
the Legion Club. I so appreciate
all the cards, presents and good
wishes. It's a day I'll never forget.
Ethel Fobbe

A portion of state statutes was
used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 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 565012205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him

by Jerry Hoem
Grandma Anna Hoem was
born in 1884 and died in 1976.
She came to America around
1904, a young girl, and somehow
found her way to Minneapolis.
For a time she was a housekeeper
for John B. Hoem after his wife
died, and later married him. Dad
was one of seven children from
that marriage.
This particular story covers a
much later time, after Grandpa
died at age 86 in 1963, and before Grandma moved in with
Aunt Muriel. We were visiting
her. She spent a lot of time in the
kitchen. That room was big
enough for a table that was comfortable for four. A stairway by
the entry door led to the back
yard and the basement. On the
other side of the west wall was a
pantry. Across from it on the east
wall was a gas refrigerator which
she never really trusted. Next to
it was a roller towel by the sink.
A stove, where she often had a
pot of really bad coffee, sat

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the tip of the 9 footer toward the front, or bow, if youre Navy savvy.
The obvious answer was that it flew out of the boat as we were heading south on County Road 8 even though he was driving the speed
limit. Anyway, we decided to run back to Maple Lake and see if the
fly rod was on the road. It wasnt on the road or shoulders and I assumed someone stopped and picked it up or it flew into the ditch. I
looked again Sunday morning driving slow (there was little traffic)
and concentrated on the ditches, but to no avail. The fly rod is still
missing and if anyone comes across it, Id like to have it back. It was
the first one Ive ever owned and while the monetary value is small,
it does have some great sentimental value. My phone number is 612836-3576. I might even muster up a reward! .
It was
still early enough for us to try angling, so we picked up a spare fly
rod that has been gathering dust in my garage for eons, but this time
we went to Maple Lake. We tried some shallow water on the south
end of the lake and found out the sunfish havent moved in yet, but
they seem to have started. We both were in a catch-and-release mode
and Id guess we released about 10 keepers as well as quite a few
small ones. On Sunday I put on the waders in the afternoon and
fished on the same end of the lake. I couldnt find any spawning
beds, but managed to move around enough and quit after I had 12
males in the basket. They didnt seem to be in the same spot as the
previous night, which seemed strange, but it was raining and the
north wind was getting stronger which could have played into the
equation. My guess is it will take a few sunny days for the shallows
to warm up to spawning temps (68 degrees). Hennens thermometer
read 62 Saturday night. Hennens sporting a new electric trolling
motor which is out of this world. He controls it with a hand-held remote that has an anchor feature on it as well as speed and direction.
Press the anchor button and the GPS keeps the bow of the boat on
the spot without manually tossing out a cast iron anchor. If I sound
impressed, I was! Besides, there was no anchor to pull in when we
decided to move.
Maple Lakes Memorial Day program, which was at the Legion
Hall because of threatening rain, attracted a nice crowd of people
whom I suspect were pleased it was indoors. Mike Yanish, a Vietnam
veteran, gave a moving talk on some of his experiences in that war,
and how important it is to remember the veterans of all of the wars
for the freedoms provided by their sacrifices. He also explained the
various symbols on the black POW-MIA flag and noted the flag had
been designed by World War II veterans.

against the dining room wall. To

the north there was always a red
wooden basket hanging between
two windows. It was unique to
Grandma's house, and contained
a Wandering Jew plantwhatever that was. I never asked if
that was the real name of the
thing, or if it was just called that.
Grandma never lost her Norwegian accent. Instead of Jerry, I
was always Yerry, and one of my
cousins was Yack.
I always just walked in on
Grandma. I never knocked or
rang a doorbell. I'd be surprised
if anyone in the extended family
ever did. So one day, Wife and I
walked in on her and found her
in the kitchen, where she offered
us a cup of coffee.
We quickly found an excuse
to skip that, and sat down with
her at the table. The roller towel
was in its place. The old refrigerator was still working. Then I noticed something different. The
Wandering Jew was gone.

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Grandma, where's the Wandering Jew? I asked. It's always

been there above the windows.
Oh, that t'ing, she said. I
yust got tired of it and t'rew it
Got tired of it? Threw it out?
It's been there ever since I can remember. How long did you have
it hanging there, anyway? I can
remember it for as long as I've
been around.
Ya, let's see. It vas, vell . . .
she pondered for a minute. Let's
see. Ya, I put it dere forty years
Biblically, the Jews wandered
in the desert forty years before
they finally crossed into the
Promised Land. Coincidence?
Grandma attended church as
often as she could, and was certainly familiar with the wandering Jews. Was there something
more to it than yust got tired of
She kept the framed picture of
the Statue of Liberty, and the old
Norwegian flag. The pictures of
the kids had been hanging in the
corners of the living room since
they were taken.
I suppose one does have to
make some changes now and
then, to keep up with trends in

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Every Sunday* - 7AM - 2PM

Open: April 12 - October 25

110 Birch Avenue South Maple Lake
(Maple Lake Museum grassy area/parking lot/sidewalk)

$10 Day of set-up at 7AM

($15 w/ large table)
Fundraiser to help support the Maple Lake Museum!
* New Day! Monticello Market is now closed.

Contact John Haack at 612-819-4225

Maple Lake Messenger Page 3

May 27, 2015

May 25 Wright County City expenses, budget continue to grow

said he expects will be spent a positive variance of $137,000 end net position at $2,747,000.
Sheriffs report
down by the end of 2015.
and a year-end fund balance of However, adding back depreciaby Katie Friedman

On May 18, Laura Kay

Nowak, 26, of Montrose, was arrested in Buffalo, on the charge
of aggravated forgery and a Hennepin County warrant for theft.
On May 19, Joe Allen Bicondova, 19, of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato on a Wright
County warrant for 2nd degree
On May 21, Stephen Jean
Thibodeaux, 21, of Buffalo, was
arrested in Buffalo on the charge
of fleeing a police officer.
On May 21, Kyle Keith
Plakke, 20, no permanent address, was arrested in Waverly
on a Blue Earth County apprehension and detention order for
5th degree controlled substance
On May 21, Kelly Lee Anne
Kotzer, 54, of Clearwater, was
arrested in Annandale on the
charge of 5th degree possession
of a controlled substance.
On May 21, Ladonna Elsie
Kimes, 56, of Delano, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge
of contempt of court.
On May 21, James Thomas
McEachern, 51, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of domestic assault.
On May 21, Chase Howard
Herman Swenson, 26, of
Cokato, was arrested in Cokato
on the charge of interfere with a
911 call.
On May 21, Darrian Lee Edwards, 22, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for 1st degree
sale of a controlled substance.
On May 21, Jessica Marie
Gustafson, 34, of Montrose, was
arrested in Montrose on a Wright

County apprehension and detention order for domestic assault.

On May 21, Michael Kevin
Johnson, 29, of Maple Lake, was
arrested in Buffalo Township on
the charge of domestic assault
and a Sherburne County warrant
for domestic assault.
On May 22, Donovan Dean
Taylor, 35, of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford on the
charges of reckless discharge of
a firearm and disorderly conduct.
On May 22, Travis Christ
Paul Padgett, 27, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of disorderly conduct.
On May 22, Preston Alan
Bredow, 18, of Monticello, was
arrested in Clearwater on the
charge of 5th degree sale of a
controlled substance and a
Wright County warrant for 3rd
degree burglary.
On May 23, Cory James
Agre, 34, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the
charge of disorderly conduct.
On May 24, Joellyn Lynn
Hafften, 33, of Buffalo, was arrested in Delano on a Wright
County warrant for theft.
On May 25, Sara Jo Ann
Gehrke, 21, of Montrose, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for simple robbery.
There were 17 property damage accidents, 3 personal injury
accidents, 1 hit and run accident
and 2 car-deer accidents.
There were 1 arrest for DWI,
1 underage consumption arrest,
2 school bus stop arm violations
and 53 tickets for miscellaneous
traffic violations reported this

May 18 Wright County

Attorneys report
Buhmann, Alexander Jordan, age
20, of Howard Lake, sentenced on
05/19/15 for Attempted Burglary in
the Third Degree to 365 days jail,
$50 fine; 355 days stayed for two
years on conditions of probation,
serve 10 days jail, pay $50 fine plus
surcharges, pay restitution, have no
use or possession of alcohol or nonprescription drugs, submit to random
testing, have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge
Cabrera, Hipolito, age 23, of
Monticello, sentenced on 05/20/15
for Probation Violations for Gross
Misdemeanor Violation of No Contact Order to 365 days jail. Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Carlson, Nicholas Ryan, age 28,
of Big Lake, sentenced on 05/21/15
for Probation Violations for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to one year and one day
prison. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Carlton, Brandon Jeremy, age
36, of Hastings, sentenced on
05/18/15 for Probation Violations for
Felony Controlled Substance Crime
in the Second Degree to 119 days
jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey.
Chrast, Randy Louis, age 57, of
Cokato, sentenced on 05/15/15 for
Misdemeanor Domestic Assault to
90 days jail, $100 fine; 86 days
stayed for two years on conditions of
probation, serve 4 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus law library fee, complete Wright County Domestic
Abuse Batterers Intervention Program and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of
alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, have no
use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Davis.
Elletson, John Craig, age 38, of
Rockford, sentenced on 05/19/15 for
Felony Controlled Substance Crime
in the Fifth Degree to a stay of execution for ten years on conditions of
probation, serve 180 days jail, pay
$50 fine plus surcharges, provide
DNA sample, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous
weapons, do not register to vote or
vote until discharged from probation, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow all
recommendations, undergo a psychological assessment and follow all
recommendations, complete cognitive skill training, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge McPherson.
Handt, Jonathan Eugene, age 28,
of Cokato, sentenced on 05/18/15 for
Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct to
90 days jail, $1,000 fine; 87 days,
$700 stayed for one year on conditions of probation, serve 3 days jail,
pay $300 fine plus surcharges, provide DNA sample, have no use or

possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random

testing, pay restitution, stay out of
Iron Horse Bar, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Halsey.
Johnson, Anthony Steven, age
29, of St. Michael, sentenced on
05/18/15 for Felony Violation of No
Contact Order to a stay of imposition
for five years on conditions of probation, serve 90 days jail, pay $30
fine plus surcharges, provide DNA
sample, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons, do
not register to vote or vote until discharged from probation, complete
Wright County Domestic Abuse Batterers Intervention Program and follow all recommendations, abide by
any outstanding order for protection/harassment order/no contact
order, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Domestic Assault to 90 days jail,
concurrent. Sentenced by Judge
Johnson, Eric Rossiter, age 43,
of Annandale, sentenced on
05/20/15 for Felony Aid and Abet
Receiving Stolen Property to 21
months prison. Sentenced by Judge
Kramer, Alexander John, age 23,
of Monticello, sentenced on
05/18/15 for Gross Misdemeanor
Criminal Vehicular Operation to 365
days jail, $400 fine; 335 days stayed
for two years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days jail, pay $400
fine plus surcharges, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, have no same or similar violations.
Sentenced by Judge
Lensegrav, Ricky Nelson, age
29, of Buffalo, sentenced on
05/20/15 for Felony Obstructing
Legal Process to a stay of imposition
for three years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days jail, pay $100
fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public
defender co-payment, undergo a
chemical dependency assessment
and follow all recommendations,
have no use or possession of alcohol
or non-prescription drugs, submit to
random testing, provide DNA sample, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons, do
not register to vote or vote until discharged from probation, do not leave
the state without permission, have no
same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge McPherson.
Porter, Kendall Joseph, age 33,
address unknown, sentenced on
05/21/15 for Probation Violations for
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to 30 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Davis.

continued on page 5

Maple Lake City Council

members were informed by a
professional dissection of the
citys financial state Tuesday,
May 19, as John Archer of
Schlenner Wenner & Co. presented the citys 2014 audit.
In the process of arriving in an
opinion, Archer told the council,
We test your different transactions and try to get comfortable
with your numbers, to get to a
point where we can give an opinion on whether we think your
numbers are right or not. Standards applied, he added, exceeded government requirements
and included more detail.
Governmental funds
Beginning with the newest of
the citys three Capital Project
Funds, the 2014 Street Improvements Fund, Archer pointed out
that miscellaneous revenues of
$9,565 were dwarfed by capital
outlay of $1.2 million. At the end
of 2014, Archer said he believed
about $300,000 remained on that
commitment. Other financing
sources, including bond proceeds
of $1.4 million, minus operating
transfers, brought the fund balance to $150,000, which Archer

Non-major Governmental
Funds which include Public
Safety, Public Works and Economic Development ended the
year in a $30,000 deficit. As recommended in the 2013 audit, the
Jude Industrial Sixth Addition
Fund had been closed. Turning to
Non-major Special Revenue
funds, which include mainly Fire
Department and Ambulance but
also Community Development,
Revolving Loan and Park Dedication, Archer said total revenues
were $427,000 and expenditures
were $350,000, for a year-ending
fund balance of $931,000, with
all funds showing a positive balance.
In terms of debt, non-major
debt service funds had a year-end
balance of about $1.2 million.
The city has a number of longterm bonds outstanding, totaling
to a long-term debt of just under
$7 million. Resources, or inflows, exceeded budget by
$173,000, for a year-end actual
amount of $1.2 million. Total expenditures came in at $1,131,000
about $35,000 more than budgeted; however, lower than expected costs in other areas led to

$1.2 million. While that number

reflects a healthy balance, Archer
said, its important to remember
that about nine-tenths of it has
been set aside for specific uses.
Archer noted that the city has a
policy of targeting that amount to
equal 35 percent of the next
years expenditures and, at 14
percent, has fallen short of that
It would be nice to see that
fund balance increase a little bit,
he said. Id be maybe a little
hesitant in taking on any really
big projects unless you do some
assessments to go along with
Enterprise funds
The citys business funds,
Archer said, include water, sewer,
liquor and airport accounts, and
are supposed to be profitable.
Archer told the council that although he was pleased to see the
city had increased its premiums
as he had suggested last year, the
city was still seeing some losses.
While the Water Funds operating revenues were about
$300,000, its expenses were
$369,000, for a net operating income loss of $69,000 and a year-

tion resulted in a positive cash

flow for the fund. But not so for
the Sewer Fund. With $444,000
in revenues and $743,000 in operating expenses, the Sewer Fund
showed a net operating income
loss of $303,000 much worse,
Archer noted, than 2013s loss of
$182,000. Revenues were up
about $40,000 from the previous
year, but joint sewer flow
charges, paid to the wastewater
treatment plant and amounting to
nearly $476,000, had increased
by nearly $130,000.
While sales for the liquor
store came in at about $1.3 million, costs were just over $1 million, for a gross profit of just
under $344,000. Operating expenses, such as wages and supplies, came to a total of about
$258,000, bringing the stores net
operating income to $86,000 (up
from last years $49,000) and its
end-of-year net position to just
under $760,000. The Airport
Fund showed an operating loss of
$80,000 for the year, but Archer
said operating losses at municipal
airports are not uncommon.

City Council
continued on page 10

County continues looking at alternate crime lab plans

by John Holler

Ever since Wright County

joined the Tri-County Forensics
Laboratory cooperative with
Anoka and Sherburne counties,
there have been questions as to
whether the funding mechanism
was fair. For the amount of usage
Wright County has received
from the collaborative effort to
process evidence in criminal
cases, it has proved that the current funding formula isnt spread
evenly between the three counties.
At the May 19 meeting of the
Wright County Board of Commissioners, the board left little
doubt that the funding formula
change or the county will bail out
of the crime lab.
County Coordinator Lee
Kelly told the commissioners
that, if needed, the county can set
up a tour of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory,
which, a few years ago, took far
too long to process materials
needed for trial. Most counties in
Minnesota process evidence
through the BCA, but Wright
County joined with Anoka and
Sherburne counties to do their
own work to speed up the
process and provide a cleaner
chain of evidence.
Kelly said he received a response to the county boards request from earlier this month to
let the other counties know that
they are serious about funding
changes, which currently are
based on population, not usage of
the facility. The Wright County

proposal is to base funding on a

60 percent population/40 percent
usage basis, which would provide more equity.
Kelly told the board that
Anoka County Sheriff James
Stuart responded to Kellys email
outlining the countys concerns
and its willingness to pull out of
the partnership, but he wasnt on
board completely. In the memo,
Wright County said it would exercise its out clause if something
wasnt done by June. Kelly said
Stuarts response was one more
of concern than conciliation in an
email response.
He is expressing a little bit of
frustration, however, at the end
of it, he states he is willing to explore whether the other counties
are willing to revisit the funding
formula, Kelly said. If the
Anoka and Sherburne boards are
interested, he will determine if
they desire to discuss the funding
formula at the Aug. 11 regional
forensics lab meeting or set up a
larger Tri-County Forensics Lab
Commissioner Pat Sawatzke
made it clear that, while the sheriff in Anoka County thinks hes
setting the timetable, its not his
decision to make as to whether
Wright Country stays or goes.
The funding formula is part
of the joint powers agreement,
Sawatzke said. This isnt the triregional board that should be
worried about it. They dont approve the joint powers agreement. The county boards do. It
shouldnt be the sheriff even responding to us from Anoka. It

should be the Anoka County

Board of Commissioners. We
shouldnt be waiting until Aug.
11 for a committee that doesnt
have the authority to change the
joint powers agreement anyhow.
It seems to me if he wants to wait
until Aug. 11, hes going to be
waiting six weeks after weve
given him notice to withdraw.
The board authorized Kelly to
contact the other county administrators to assure that the commissioners from Anoka and
Sherburne counties are aware of
Wright Countys intent to leave
the tri-county lab agreement if
the funding formula isnt
In other items on the May 19
agenda, the board:
* Approved the firm of
Springsted Associates to serve as
the county bond advisor for the
new Public Works Building project and potentially the new impound lot building.
* Scheduled a closed session
of the security committee for 11
a.m. Wednesday, May 27. At the
first meeting of the security committee May 13, it was determined that the first priority
should be to see short-term and
long-term goals for security at
the county courthouse and that
all future security meetings be
held in closed sessions because
of the sensitive nature of some of
the discussions.
* Authorized definition
changes to the countys personnel policy. The changes will define the probationary period of
employment as one year for all

county employees, with the removal of language referencing

steps in terms of employee
* Scheduled a committee of
the whole meeting to discuss the
FEMA Floodplain Map Modernization Project. The meeting will
include representatives from
FEMA and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The board selected two alternate
dates 2 p.m. Monday, June 15,
and 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
* Authorized the county taking over fiscal ownership of the
states Agricultural Best Management Practices program. In
the past, the Wright Soil and
Water Conservation District administered the program. The program would provide low-interest
loans to rural landowners to participate in practices that promote
increasing and preserving water
* Acknowledged receipt of a
Governors Safety Award.
Wright County was one of the
employers both public and private that was presented with the
award for its high record of employee safety at a ceremony in
St. Paul earlier this month.
* Approved the hiring of a
full-time deputy in the sheriffs
department. The board approved
the request because it was
demonstrated that an additional
deputy was needed because of an
increase in contract hours requested by the City of Albertville
effective July 1.

County Board
continued on page 7

Wright-Hennepin seen as national leader in solar

Electric cooperative employees from around the nation descended on Wright-Hennepin
Cooperative Electric Association
(WH) last week to learn about the
Rockford-based electric suppliers leadership in providing
solar power to its customers.
Cooperative employees from
around the country were in Minnesota last week for Touchstone
Energy Cooperatives CONNECT 15 national conference
the annual national conference
for communications, marketing
and member services professionals in the cooperative world. As
part of pre-conference activities,
a bus load of participants traveled
to WH to learn the best practices

in providing solar power to electric cooperative members.

The tour showcased WHs
community solar gardens and
how the cooperative demonstrates its role as a trusted energy
partner by offering renewable energy options.
Visitors learned that the initial
solar community project at WHs
headquarters was the first one
built in the state. It was also described as the first one in the nation using battery back-up.
Participants also toured the second solar array to see how the
projects and technology have
evolved, and were informed that
the cooperative is currently taking subscriptions for its third

solar community. In addition,

WH is currently seeking requests
for proposal for a local utility
grade solar project for exclusive
use by WHs members.
Our members like the idea of
solar and battery storage. That
combination is what is ultimately
going to bring solar into the
mainstream, WH President and
CEO Mark Vogt said. WH is
committed to being a leader in
the electric industry to make that
happen. We are an energy
provider and we provide solar energy.
Vice President of Renewable
and Alternative Energy Kelly
Frankenfeld, and Vice President
of External Relations and Power

Solutions Steve Nisbet led the

tour, which canvassed the entire
building for a peek at the cooperative and its subsidiaries on location.
WH is a member-owned, nonprofit electric utility that provides
electric power to Wright County
and the western part of Hennepin
County. The cooperative has
been a corporate citizen in this
area since 1937 and currently
serves more than 46,000 electric
accounts. The utility started its
security division in 1989 and provides local home security solutions as well as monitors alarm
systems for almost 60,000 customers in 32 states and three
Canadian provinces.

May 25 Maple Lake Fire Department report

Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the past
May 25, 10:55 p.m.: Medical, No ambulance transportation.
May 23, 00:38 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by

Maple Lake Ambulance to the

CentraCare ER, Monticello.
May 21, 2:04 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the CentraCare ER, Monticello.
May 20, 10:10 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital ER.

May 20, 2:38 p.m.: Medical.

Patient transported by Allina
May 19, 3:48 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Allina
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department responded to the
following emergencies:
May 20, 3:03 p.m.: Fire

alarm at 4329 County Road 7

NW, Maple Lake Twp. Cancelled while enroute. Fifteen
firefighters responded.
May 25, 6:42 a.m.: Tree
branches on power line at Lake
Maria State Park, Silver Creek
Twp. Wright-Hennepin Co-op
Electric notified. Sixteen firefighters responded.


Maple Lake Messenger Page 4

May 27, 2015

June 2: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-2743380.
June 2: Celebrate Recovery
(non-denominational Christianbased recovery program), 7
p.m., Monticello Covenant
Church; 763-295-2112.
June 2: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 &
June 3: Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce, noon, at
Maple Lake Bowl. New members welcome.

And thats the

way it was . . .
The lights at Bolduan Park
were shining on May 21 as a
tribute to two local women and
a generation of volunteers who
worked to make the softball
park a reality. ... Brenda Fobbe
won $1,000 in a scratch game
ticket that she purchased at
Rogers BP Amoco in Maple
Lake. ... The decision on where
to locate a new municipal liquor
store was in the process for the
city council. ... The Maple Lake
softball team earned the conference title with a win against the
Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles.
...And Thats The Way It Was
FIve Years Ago This Week.
The Wright County Sherriffs Department was a part of
saftey program for the fourth
grade students at Maple Lake
Elementary School. ... The
Maple Lake contribution to the
military services was the annual
Memorial Day ceremonies at
the community park. ... Maple
Lake band director Peter Haberman accepted a job post at Con-

cordia College. ...And Thats

The Way It Was 15 Years Ago
This Week.
The Maple Lake band students received superiors and excellent ratings at the state music
festivals for solo emsembles at
St. Bens University. ... Seven 4H clubs performed at the Sharethe-Fun Finals in Maple Lake.
...St. Timothys School thanked
Kay Callahan for her 15 years of
service to the community. ...And
Thats The Way It Was 25 Years
Ago This Week.
The Maple Lake High
School held a Schools Out Teen
Dance, featuring The Deminsions with the top 40s hits. ...
Andys Red Owl sold watermelons for just .99 cents each. ...
Best Dressed honors for the
1965 June Dairy Month was
clinched by Princess Kay of the
Milky Way who modeled her
all-state butter carton gown.
...And Thats The Way It Was
50 Years Ago This Week.

The 60+ and Healthy Clinics,

provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for
the senior citizens of Wright
County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the needs of those
seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for
foot care services. This fee is
necessary because the clinics are
no longer being funded by grant
money. However, if you are un-

able to pay the fee, you will not

be turned away. The clinics are
hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, June 2: Rockford
Walnut Place Apartments, 8830
Walnut Place
For the full schedule, visit:


fectious Diseases, Chronic Illness, Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors, such as Smoking, Drug
and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex;
Information and Assistance in
Accessing Resources.
For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to the
van, if available. * Van hours
Monday through Thursday are
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, May 21: Marketplace, Cokato
Tuesday, May 26: Rogers
BP Amoco, Maple Lake
Thursday, May 28: Bank
West, Rockford
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
Van. The entire test takes about
30 minutes. We have two different test options. A 12 hour fast
is required for a lipid profile including blood sugar screening.
The cost is $35. A non-fasting
test is also available. This test
gives your total cholesterol and
HDL. The cost is $25.

Wright County Public Health

offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels van. The
WOW Van schedule is available
at and or by calling our
new phone number, 763-6827516 (toll-free 1-800-362-3667
ext 7516). Please use this number for more information or to
make an appointment.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening:
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness;
Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about:
Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise,
Nutrition, Recommendations for
Routine Medical Care, Safety Individual, Home, Car Seat,
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth &
Development, Reproductive
Health & Family Planning, In-

Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving

blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or
visiting Upcoming blood donation opportunities
in Wright County: May 30, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Community Center,
505 Walnut St., Monticello; June 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Keller Williams
Realty Integrity NW, 1100 Highway 25 N, Suite 4, Buffalo; June 8,
1 - 7 p.m., Community Center, 505 Walnut St., Monticello; June 8, 1
- 7 p.m., American Legion, 200 Babcock Boulevard W., Delano; June
13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albertville Fire Department, 11350 57th St. NE,
Albertville; June 15, 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church,
302 NE 2nd St., Buffalo.

Buff Up Maple Lake May 26-30

Heres How It Works:

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into
nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must
fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once
in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already
provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier
it gets to solve the puzzle!
Answers on Page 12

Help make the city shine May 26-30. Maple Lake is looking for
volunteers to "Buff Up" their own properties or city properties. Please
clean up your properties by mowing grass, trimming or spraying
weeds, cutting brush, edging sidewalks, etc. Free yard waste pick up
(brush, leaves, grass) starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 30. Place
brush, leaves, grass clippings on the curb. If interested in volunteering
in the group clean-up, contact Scott at 963-2060.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meeting May 27

Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's annual meeting will
be May 27; president Marie Smith will preside. The next regular meeting will be Sept. 9. There will be three summer socials. For further
information, call Luke Markve at 763-682-4616. Everyone is welcome. Visit the updated multi-page web site:

Highway 55 Beautification Project is May 30

continued from page 1
Mudpuppies are about 13
to16 inches long, brown or grayish in color, have spots peppered
along their back and sides, and a
light gray or buff underside.
They have small eyes, a paddlelike tail for swimming, and external gills that look like feathery
projections near their head.
Tiger salamanders are 7 to 13
inches long and are black with
yellow markings. They are easy
to separate from mudpuppies if
they are adults (lacking external
gills), but the young (larval) resemble small mudpuppies.
Mudpuppies have four toes
on their back feet and tiger salamanders have five toes. Additionally, mudpuppies have a back
(dorsal) fin only on their tail,
whereas larval tiger salamanders
have a dorsal fin that goes from
their tail and nearly reaches their
Theyre found in large to
medium rivers throughout Min-

nesota, and also in lakes around

the Alexandria and Detroit Lakes
area. They can be found in swift
gravel-bottom streams or slow
muddy rivers. They lay eggs on
the undersides of rocks, sunken
logs, or other underwater structures.
Research on mudpuppies and
other nongame wildlife is funded
by donations to the Nongame
Wildlife Program and the
Nongame Wildlife Checkoff on
Minnesota income tax forms.
To donate to the DNR
Nongame Wildlife Program or
for more information about it,
To read more about mudpuppies in the DNRs Conservation

Join us for the first in a series of planting projects that will help
beautify the Highway 55 corridor through Maple Lake. Volunteers are
needed for the Highway 55 Beautification Project. Meet Saturday,
May 30, 9 a.m., at the Maple Lake Elementary School front parking
lot. We will be planting shrubs and spreading mulch from the school
sign to the East toward the vet clinic. Trees should be planted a few
days beforehand. Folks are needed there for an hour or two but that
time will be based on the number of volunteers. Please bring shovels
and be prepared to get dirty. Rain or shine - though we will seek an
alternate date if weather is severe.

Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary Celebration

Maple Lakes 125th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, June 6.
The day will begin with an All School Reunion open house from 10:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (full schedule on the school page). An Irish Scramble
9 hole golf tournament will start at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines. Take
a walking historical tour of Maple Lake from 12 to 6 p.m. Maps will
be available at local businesses. City Hall will also have a historical
display and video playing throughout the day. Family bowling from
1 to 4 p.m. at Maple Lake Bowl for just the cost of shoes. Don Bursell
will be presenting a family entertainment show with juggling, unicycles and illusions at the Fire Hall with shows at 2 and 3:15 p.m. The
craft Brewfest will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sample over 50 different
kinds of craft beer while listening to Mitch Gordon and The Unleaded
Band and cast your vote for the Tasters Choice award. Maple Lake
Lions will be serving burgers, brats and more on Division near Birch
throughout the day. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Outside Recess will be
performing at the Street Dance. Fireworks sponsored by the Maple
Lake Lions will conclude the night beginning at 10:30 p.m.

13th Annual Purple Martin Fest & Nature Expo

55+ Driver Improvement Program

60+ and Healthy Clinics

Wellness on Wheels

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives

May 27th Puzzle

May 28: Knights of Columbus, St. Timothy's Church,

Maple Lake, 7 p.m.
May 28: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
May 30: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
June 1: S.A.M. quilting
group, 8 a.m., St. Timothy's
Church basement.
June 1: Al-Anon and Men's
12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.

Programs & Events

The Minnesota Highway

Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following
June 12th & 13th (8Hr. First
Time Course) June 12th 5 to 9
p.m., June 13th 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., Cabelas, 20200 Rogers
Dr., Rogers
June 13th (4Hr. Refresher
Course) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockford Com. Center, 7600 Rebecca
Park Trl., Rockford
The driver improvement
course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research
Center certified instructor
teaches this class. By utilizing
the most up-to-date research in

the field, participants will be

provided the latest information
in regards to driver safety, new
laws, and vehicle technology.
The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the
eight-hour course is $24. For
more information or to register,
visit or
call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-2341294.
Persons age 55 and older who
complete the course qualify for
a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three
years, according to Minnesota
law. First-time participants must
complete the initial eight hours
of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to
maintain the 10% discount.

Senior Dining Menu June 1-5

Offering a nutritious meal in
a warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone
welcome. The Senior Dining
Center is located at Maple
Manor West, 555 2nd St. W. For
more information, call 320-9635771.
MONDAY, June 1
Swedish Meatballs, Parslied
Potatoes, Country Trio Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Pineapple
Lasagna, Green Beans, Lettuce Salad, Garlic Breadstick,

Parmesan Chicken Breast,
Wild-Rice Pilaf, Steamed Carrots, Italian Lettuce Salad, Apple
Liver & Onions or Hamburger Patty w/Gravy, Whipped
Potatoes w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Oatmeal
FRIDAY, June 5
Chicken-Rice Casserole, Seasoned Corn, Cucumber/Onion
Salad, Wheat Dinner Roll, Peach

Please join us for

Syvonna Trettels
Graduation Party

Open House
Saturday, June 6 1-5PM
Municipal Park Pavilion
Lower Level
Annandale, MN

The Cedar Lake Conservation Club is hosting their 13th Annual

Purple Martin Festival and Nature Expo on Saturday, June 6, at
Schroeder Regional Park and Camping on Cedar Lake, 9201 Ireland
Ave. NW, Annandale. Registration at 8 a.m. with the program at 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo will feature speakers Jim Gilbert, Kelly Applegate, Carrol Johnson and Jake Janski. Learning and fun for the
whole family, door prizes, lunch and more. Questions contact Paul
Schutte at 612-968-3034.

Buffalo Municipal Airport Fly-In Breakfast Show

The Buffalo Municipal Airport will be having a fly-in pancake
breakfast and car show with helicopter rides on Sunday, June 7, from
7:30 a.m. to noon located at West Metro Aviation. Sponsored by EAA
Chapter 878, Maple Lake, MN.

Christian Womens Club brunch is June 11

June is the time of year for "Birds, Blossoms and Beauty", and the
theme for the Christian Women's Club brunch held June 11, 9:30 a.m.,
at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. You'll hear from Jill
Bishop and Rosemary Nelson what the Improvement Club does to
make beauty abound in Annandale. You'll tap your toes to the amazing
music of yodeler Joy Berg of Annandale. You also go home thankful
for your blessings after having listened to Lynn Ross of Sun Prairie,
Wisc. tell how she was able to get out of her wheelchair. Her talk is
"Finding the Fragrance of Joy when Life is Quite the Contrary. Invite
your friends and make your $8 reservations by calling Dawn at 612723-3905,

Nunsense II: The Second Coming showings

Join SOAR Regional Arts as they find the sisters six weeks after
their last performance presenting a thank-you show for all the people who supported them, but now, theyre a bit slicker, having been
bitten by the theater bug. Things get off to a rousing start, but before
long chaos erupts. Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) might be kidnapped. At the same
time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them
strut their stuff. This hilarious show will have you rolling in the aisles
with laughter. Performance will be held on two weekends in two locations.
Showing at the Maple Lake High School (200 Hwy. 55)
June 18th - 7:30 p.m. June 19th - 7:30 p.m.
June 20th - 7:30 p.m. June 21th - 2 p.m.
Showing at the STMA Middle School West
(11343 50th St. NE, Albertville)
June 25th - 7:30 p.m. June 26th - 7:30 p.m.
June 27th - 7:30 p.m.* June 28th - 2 p.m.*
*Special dinner theater performances set for June 27 and 28 with
catering from Broaster Catering.
Please visit at or
by phone at 612-568-7627 for tickets.

Programs & Events

continued on page 5

Maple Lake Messenger

May 27, 2015

5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Ph.: 763-463-9447
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
SUN.: 8:30 a.m., Faith Formation;
9:30 a.m., Summer Service.
MON.: 11 a.m., First of All Prayer;
1 p.m., Quilters.
TUES.: 6 p.m., Life Around the
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday.
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
THURS.: 1 p.m., Bible Study.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Fellowship; 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday School; 11 a.m., Women's
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Choir.
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions;
4:30 p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820, 320-333-8636
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service;
11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake,
MN 55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957;
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday School, Bible Study.
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS.: 7 p.m., CryOut Practice.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Worship Service; 9:45 a.m.,
Sunday School.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer;
7 p.m., Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 5:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Supper;
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Night Connection.
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Bible Doctrine; 8
a.m., Church Garage Sale.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Sunday School & Bible
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The
Ph.: 320-248-6024 & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service;
Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided.
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz


SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship.

Johnson, age
66, of Buffalo, went to
be with her
Tu e s d a y,


331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson and Tom
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10
a.m., Contemporary Worship.
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11
a.m., Church Service.
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278;
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m.,
Confirmation Class.
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru
May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community Center, Across the Street from
the Post Office at 206 Central Ave.
(Hwy. 25). For More Information,
Call Luke at 763-682-4616 or Visit Everyone is welcome.
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County
Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846;
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups;
7:30 a.m., AA & Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group; 7
p.m., Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service,
Coffee Fellowship, Children's
Church; 11 a.m., Sunday School for
All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth Groups; 7
p.m., Small Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible
Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry;
7:30 p.m., Men's Small Group, AA,
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group.
TUES.: 3 p.m., Prayer & Care; 6:30
p.m., Chronic lllness Small Group.
THURS.: 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal.
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thurs.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
GOOD FRIDAY.: 7 p.m., Worship
at Silver Creek Community Church.
SUN.: Easter Sunday--7 a.m., Sunrise Worship; 8:30 a.m., Traditional
Worship; 11 a.m., Celebration Worship.
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover;
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose
Elementary School Gymnasium.

May 19, 2015.

Memorial service was held
Tuesday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m.
with visitation one hour prior to
the service, all at St. Johns Ev.
Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Officiating was Pastor Norm
Hanan. Reception followed at the
She was loved and will be
dearly missed by her son, Slade
Johnson (Kerri Johnson); grandsons, Daymin and Riley Johnson,
Sam Beach, Vance Martin, Brittnee (Trevor) Jares; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Matthew and

First-time home buyers seminar is June 20

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited
to attend a one day FREE informative workshop designed to help them
learn the basics of home ownership. Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time home buyers seminar (Home Stretch)
which will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying process.
Area lenders, real estate agents, and other housing professionals will
instruct the workshop.
Home Stretch will be offered on Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. at Citizens State Bank, 145 Nelson Boulevard, Montrose, MN
55363. To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA)
at (320) 963-6500, ext 238.

Stern, Cami Marie, age 46, of

Monticello, sentenced on 05/19/15
for Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer to
a stay of imposition for three years
on conditions of probation, serve 81
days jail, do not register to vote or
vote until discharged from probation,
undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, undergo a mental health
assessment and follow all recommendations, provide DNA sample,
have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,

Maple Lake
(320) 963-5731
View Guestbooks, Obituaries,
and Videos Online.

Check out, free at ML Library

Patrons of the Maple Lake Library are encouraged to stop in and
check out your family history on for free. If you are not
a patron of the library, you only need to fill out an application. So come
join us at the library, take advantage of this opportunity, and discover
your roots. Library hours are Monday and Friday from 12 to 6 p.m.,
Wednesday from 12 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Christopher Schneider foundation will be having a silent auction on July 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The V by HH. Money is being raised

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violations. Sentenced by Judge
Vanorny, Phillip Lawrence, age
42, of Monticello, sentenced on
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execution for five years on conditions of probation, serve 54 days jail,
provide DNA sample, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Davis.

est love, though, was found in the

time she could spend with her
grandsons, Daymin and Riley,
and her son, Slade. Even in death
she was protecting them all and
looking out for them.
In lieu of flowers memorials
are preferred to Camp Courage in
Maple Lake.
Online condolences for the
family can be directed to .
Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

for scholarships for the Maple Lake High School senior class. Silent
auction items are being accepted. If interested in donating items please
call Barb Schneider at 763-478-1076. Thank you for your support over
the years.

Christopher Schneider foundation silent auction

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continued from page 3

house at Middleville school in

Howard Lake and graduated
from Brooklyn Center High
Jacqie worked at Lutheran
Brotherhood in Minneapolis for
19 years before moving to Mora.
After Slade graduated from high
school in 1994 she moved back
to Buffalo. Jacqie was very
happy to come home again 31
years after she and her family had
moved away from the area.
Jacqie was diagnosed as having MS in 1983. Every year she
looked forward to attending the
MS camp at Camp Courage near
Maple Lake (until she was
banned from coming back).
Jacqie loved to spend time
crocheting, reading and collecting silk flowers. She also spent
many years volunteering as a
clown at the hospital. Her great-

continued from page 4

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(Allen) Karie, Joyce (Ronald)
Uecker, Jane Ziedler and Arthur
Todd (Monica Miller) Goerke;
also many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. She was
preceded in death by her parents,
Arthur and Alice (Marohn) Goerke; and brother-in-law, Ronald
Jacqie was born July 24, 1948,
in St. Cloud, the daughter of
Arthur and Alice (nee Marohn)
Goerke. She was baptized on August 15, 1948, at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church Middleville
Township, by Pastor Herman
Bentrup. Her baptismal sponsors
were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kanning
and Mrs. Hubert Mistelske.
Jacqie was also confirmed at
Bethlehem Lutheran on May 7,
1961, by Pastor W. Barlaw. She
attended the one-room school

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Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Pastor: Dave Fogal
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.

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May 27, 2015

Fine weather for 2015 Track & Field Day

Maple Lake Elementary

St. Timothys Parish School

First place Traveling Trophy winners

1st grade - Mrs. Kolehmainens class
2nd grade - Ms. Hoffmans class
3rd grade - Ms. Carlsons class

4th grade - Ms. Luckemeyers class

5th grade - Mr. Browns class
6th grade - Mr. Fuchss class

Eddy Neu, Zach Pribyl, and Ben Kunkel during the Leaky Water Pipe Relay.

Third grade boys hand off the baton to their partners during the 400 meter relay.

Brandon Jude put all his strength into the Water Balloon Launch.

First grade girls running the 100 meter dash.


Left: A fifth grade student takes her shot at the long jump competition. Right: A fifth
grade student cleared the pole during his high jump.
(Photos by Tyler Jacobson)

Tanya Malwitz had her 2nd

and 3rd grade students write
what theyd include to do in their
"to do" bucket wish list.
Skyler Marschel (grade 2)
My bucket list is to write a book,
see the president, learn how to
swim, make a song and become
a gymnast.
Addison Gorres (grade 3) I
list going to Florida and riding a
dolphin. Go to a football game
and Twins game. Go over to my
friends house. And go sky diving and snorkeling.

Cameron Wagner (grade 2)

In my bucket Id like to include
seeing Mount Rushmore be a
miner and find sandstone, a Sapphire and a rube.
Riley Jude (grade 3) would
include going on a cruise, going
scuba diving, and sky diving. Id
like to go to California, and
China. Get a new ATV and a
new dirt bike. Id also like new
shoes, buy a house and a car and
get a new sweatshirt.
Avery Larson (grade 2) In
my Bucket Id include going on

a cruise and riding a dolphin,

visiting Disney World and Disney land and living in a mansion.
Id get the autograph of Magen
Trainer and write childrens
Rachel Knott (grade 2) In
my bucket list Id have my own
house, go to Lady Liberty. Climb
Mount Rushmore and skydive.
Id play baseball and be a great
artist. Id also write a book for
Joe Neutz (grade 2) In my
bucket list Id like to go to see
the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of
Liberty, and Mount Rushmore.
Id like to become a millionaire,
become a surfer and go to the
moon. Finally Id become the
Colton Kolb (grade 3) My
bucket list would include riding
a dolphin, going on a cruise and

Left: Noah Elsenpeter hopping his way thru the Sack Race Medley. Right: Audrey Elsenpeter having a blast during the Balloon Bust.
(Photos by Bob Zimmerman)

surfing. Going to Disney Land

and riding a whale.
Joanna Hall (grade 3) In my
bucket Id list going to Paris,
Spain, Italy, Texas, and Disney
World. Id also become a gymnast.
Molly Wurm (grade 2) My
bucket list would be becoming a
surfer, going to the North Pole,
riding a dolphin, living in a mansion, buying a TV, and winning
the lottery.
Dylan Hennen (grade 3) In
my bucket Id list going on a
cruise, buy something, going
camping in another state, and
being proud.
Ben Holland (grade 2) My
bucket would include going to
the Superbowl, going sky diving, getting Tom Bradys autograph, and going to the

Kash Wurm (grade 2) My

bucket list: Getting a signed
baseball by Joe Mayner. Go on a
jet with my brother. Win the lottery 10 times. Make a jet pack
and buy a Camaro.
Drake Strzyzewski (grade
2) My bucket list would be going
to the Bahamas and Disney
World. Also going scuba diving,
on a cruise and snorkeling.
Page Sanders (grade 3) My
bucket list would be to get married, have one kid, go to Texas,
go snorkeling, and go to South
Dakota for the 10th time.
Kurt Raymond (grade 3) In
my bucket I list going to Hawaii,
and to Florida, Brazil, and India
and to go sky diving.
Gabe Jurgens (grade 3) My
bucket list: To go sky diving, go
over to Jane and Ashtons house.
Play football and baseball.

Lexi Lange (grade 3) My

bucket list: My bucket list would
be to go to Disney World, ride an
airplane, go to Hawaii, ride a
horse and eat new foods.
Lydia Jostock (grade 2) In
my bucket Id list climbing
Mount Rushmore, going on a
Disney Cruise, Meeting a clown
mime and meet more baseball
players. Id also include sky diving.
Dane Woolridge (grade 3)
In my bucket the list would include is going to a water park,
seeing Gabes and playing at
Gabes house, buying a new
house and getting married.
Kassandra Fynboh (grade
3) My Bucket List: My list
would include going to Hawaii,
meeting the president, going to
Paris, riding a dolphin, and
going to California.

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Guided Tours - Check out the
school buildings updates with a
tour. Meet in the high school
commons area.
9 a.m. - Irish Reunion
Scramble at Whispering Pines.
Price includes green fees and 2
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - MLHS boys
basketball tournament in the
11 a.m. -1 p.m. - Meet for
lunch at the MLHS cafeteria.
Chicken dinner: baked chicken,

O'Brien potatoes, vegetable,

coleslaw, roll, coffee and dessert
served by HH Catering.
You must pre-order the meal
tickets. You can buy them at city
hall, at the Star Bank or on the
website at and they will
be mailed to you.
*A limited number of tickets
will be available at the door.
1 p.m. - POETS meeting at
The V by HH.
Questions? Contact Vicki.

School News
Fournier received B.A.
degree and named to
Deans List
Morgan Fournier, daughter of
Ricci and Diane Fournier of
Maple Lake, received a bachelor
of arts degree from Saint Marys
University of Minnesota on May
9 in Winona. Saint Marys conferred 224 bachelor degrees at its
90th commencement exercises.
Fournier was also named to
the second semester, 2014-15
Dean's List at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. The list in-

cludes 322 undergraduate students who earned a grade point

average of 3.60 or better on a 4.0

Barnes graduates
from University of
Ryan Barnes (B.F.A. art)
graduated in May from University of Wisconsin-Stout in
Menomonie, Wis.
UW-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, has 45 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate

programs, including one doctoral

degree. UW-Stout, established in
1891, prides itself on the success
of its students in the workplace,
with an employment rate at or
above 97 percent for recent graduates. The university was
awarded the Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality award in 2001.

All School Reunion

during 125th
Celebration, June 6
The city of Maple Lake is celebrating its 125th anniversary

this year. Take the opportunity to

also celebrate the Maple Lake
school and all the awesome people that have had a part in making it remarkable. Everyone is
invited to the All School Reunion activities and the communitys many events. Find their
posted schedule on the MLs
webpage listed below.
Join your old friends, past
co-workers and graduates of
MLHS and walk the halls and
reminisce of the days gone by.
And, of course, catch up on the

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May 27, 2015

Grades 9-12 spring choir concert

Shelly Liljequist

Left: Kora Fuller, Sienna Ortiz, Caitlyn Weege, Kaitlyn Murphy and Maggie Miller are part of the soprano section of
the 9th grade choir. Right: Taylor Carlson and Jordyn Trager singing during the song Shambala with the 10-12th
grade choir.

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May 27, 2015

Irish softball continues on

in section tournament
By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake softball

team continued its winning
ways last week, winning their
third game in the Section 5-2A
tournament with the hopes of
earning a State Tournament
On Tuesday, May 19, the
Irish snagged an 8-0 win over
No. 5 seed Dassel-Cokato, then
on Thursday, May 21, they
slipped by Annandale 2-1.
The Irishs defense played
well and kept the Chargers from
scoring, but D-Cs pitcher also
kept Maple Lake off the board
until the bottom of the seventh
and final inning when the Irish
put up all eight of their runs.
Amber Klug and Chloe
Callahan each had two hits.
Offensively we struggled a
bit, coach Tim Knudsen said.
(D-C) has a very tough pitcher
who changes speeds well.
Kennedy Haney was the
winning pitcher for the Irish.
She threw a shut-out in seven
innings, giving up no hits and
striking out seven.
Good pitching and defense
are the keys to play-off victories, Knudsen said. However,
we must relax at the plate and
look for pitches we can hit.

On Thursday, May 21, the

Irish met one of the best pitchers they have seen all season in
Annandales Sarah Johnson.
Johnson, who Knudsen called a
tough pitcher who changes
speeds well, had a perfect
game going through four innings. In the bottom of the fifth,
Maple Lakes Summer Knudsen
finally broke up her no-hitter
with a base hit up the middle.
Amber Klug got things
rolling in the bottom of the sixth
with a single up the middle and
Linsey Rachel delivered a big
blow with a triple down the left
-field line to tie the game at one.
Callahan hit a Texas leaguer over the Cardinal shortstops head to deliver the
game-winning hit.
Annandale is well-coached,
up-and-down they're lined up,
Knudsen said. Besides Bria
Majeski of Rockford, Sarah
Johnson's one of the best pitchers we will ever face.
Defensively, the Irish couldnt do much better, but offensively, they struck out nine
times. Thats nine times too
many, Knudsen said. Good
pitching and defense are the
keys to championship victories.
However, plain and simple, we
must be better at the plate and

look for pitches we can hit, he

The win advances Maple
Lake to the next round of the
tournament where they were to
meet Rockford on Tuesday,
May 26, at Rockford. The winner will advance to the championship round on Thursday, May
28, at Rockford. If its Maple
Lake, the Irish would have to be
beaten twice to be knocked out
of the tournament.
The Irish split with Rockford
earlier this season.
Maple Lake vs. Dassel-Cokato
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
2 2
L. Rachel
1 1
C. Callahan
1 2 2
E. Webb
1 1 2
S. Knudsen
1 1
E. Haney
1 1
B. Ankerfelt
1 1
Final Score: 8-0
Maple Lake vs. Annandale
Run Hit RBI
A. Klug
1 1
L. Rachel
- 1 1
C. Callahan
- 1 1
S. Knudsen
- 1
Final Score: 2-1

Track advances 33 to sections

By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake track team

had another successful week,
this time at sub-sections where
they succeeded in advancing 33
athletes to the section meet.
The girls 4x200-meter relay
team set a school record by over
two seconds on their way to a
first-place finish on Tuesday,
May 19, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.
Jordan Sifferle, Brielle Paumen, Kayla Hoistad and Brynn
Paumen ran the relay in 1:49.96
and will compete for a chance to
go to state on Wednesday, May
27, at St. Johns University.
Brynn Paumen also placed
first in the 400-meter dash. Sifferle won the pole vault and the
triple jump and Catie Fobbe won
the discus. Meanwhile, Sommer
Carlson took first in the 1,600
meter run.
The girls performed well
enough to secure a second-place
meet finish next to Annandale
who won.
On the boys side, Andrew
Schonnesen won the 400-meter
dash; Ryan Kalinowski won the
800-meter run; Aaron Reese
won the 110-meter hurdles;
Charlie Stejskal won the 300meter hurdles; and Tanner
Schmid won the discus throw.
The boys 4x400-meter relay of
Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan,
Andrew Schonnesen and Ryan
Kalinowski also won their race.
The top four individuals and
top two relays advance to sections. From there, only the top
two individuals and the top relay
teams go to state. Thirty teams
will be represented at sections
this year.
Things went pretty much
like we thought, coach Ben
Youngs said. Many of our kids
were tired coming off the True
Team state meet on Saturday and
then running Tuesday is tough.

Chase Olson hands off to Michael Latour in the 4x100 at

HL-W-W sub-sections.
Still, we have 33 athletes (including relay alternates) going
on to sections, with many in the
hunt for a berth in the state
The boys performances at
sub-sections also won them the
meet with 202 points. Howard
Lake-Waverly-Winsted was runner-up with 135 points.
Tuesday, May 19, sub section
Girls results: 200-meter dash 3. Brielle Paumen 27.77; 400-meter
dash - 1. Brynn Paumen 1:06.08; 2.
Kayla Hoistad 106.16; 3. Grace
Heying 107.15; 800-meter run - 3.
Sommer Carlson 2:30.37; 1,600meter run - 1. Sommer Carlson
5:33.84; 3,200-meter run 3. Halle
Geyen 12:23.43; girls 100-meter
hurdles - 2. Jordan Sifferle 16.94; 4.
Grace Thiele 18.37; 300-meter hurdles - 3. Brielle Paumen 50.70;
4x200-meter relay - 1. Maple Lake
(Sifferle, Brielle Paumen, Kayla
Hoistad, Brynn Paumen) 1:49.96;
4x400-meter relay - 3. Maple Lake
(Hoistad, Megan Webb, Grace Heying, Carlson) 4:27.23; 4x800-meter
relay - 2. Maple Lake (Heying, Ava
Mergen, Chloe Riviere, Halle
Geyen) 10:49.23; high jump - 2.
Brynn Paumen 5:01; pole vault - 1.
Sifferle 9-feet, 2-inches; 4. Mollie
Graham 8-feet, 2-inches; triple jump
- 1. Sifferle 33-feet, 3.5-inches; shot
put - 2. Catie Fobbe 33-feet, 4inches; discus throw - 1. Fobbe 103feet, 2-inches;
Girls team scores: 1. Annandale
177; 2. Maple Lake 169; 3. Howard

Lake-Waverly-Winsted 107; 4.
Rockford 92.5; 5. Spectrum 79; 6.
Legacy Christian Academy 50.5; 7.
North Lakes Academy 13; 8. St.
Cloud Christian 7.
Boys results: 100-meter dash 4. Henry Stecker 11.87; 400-meter
dash - 1. Andrew Schonnesen 52.92;
800-meter run - 1. Ryan Kalinowski
2:01.78; 2. Jackson Willard 2:04.43;
3. Scott Jordan 2:05.41; 3,200-meter
run - 2. Devin Deringer 10:31.36;
110-meter hurdles - 1. Aaron Reese
16.43; 2. Charlie Stejskal 16.74; 4.
Austin Stuefen 16.97; 300-meter
hurdles - 1. Stejskal 42.36; 2. Reese
42.44; 3. Stuefen 43.09; 4x100meter relay - 3. Maple Lake (Ben
Triplett, Chase Olson, Michael Latour, Henry Stecker) 47.15; 4x200meter relay - 2. Maple Lake (Austin
Becker, Olson, Jason Webb,
Triplett) 1:38.58; 4x400-meter relay
- 1. Maple Lake (Willard, Jordan,
Schonnesen, Kalinowski) 8:27.96;
high jump - 2. Schonnesen 5-feet,
10-inches; 2. Stejskal 5-feet, 10inches; pole vault - 2. Scott 12-feet,
2-inches; long jump - 2. Stejskal 20feet, 1.25-inches; 3. Schonnesen 19feet, 8.5 inches; triple jump - 4.
Scott 39-feet, 7.5-inches; shot put 4. Tanner Schmid 40-feet, 4.5inches; discus throw - 1. Schmid
Boys team scores: 1. Maple
Lake 202; 2. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 135; 3. Rockford
134.5; 4. Annandale 102.5; 5. Spectrum 44; 6. St. Cloud Christian 37;
7. Legacy Christian Academy 22; 8
North Lakes Academy 1.

Irish baseball second in

CMC, advances in playoffs
By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

Irish baseball tacked four

more wins onto its record last
week, including a section tournament victory.
Maple Lake finished its regular season on Wednesday, May
20, after solidly defeating the
Kimball Cubs 12-1. It was their
third win of the week and left
them with a 16-3 overall record
going into the playoffs. It also
left them with a second-place
finish in the Central Minnesota
Conference behind Pierz. Their
conference record is 11-2.
On Friday, May 22, the Irish
advanced to game two of the
Section 5-2A tournament after
beating the Annandale Cardinals
Game two was to take place
on Tuesday, May 26, at Delano
where the Irish were to face No.
2 seed, Dassel-Cokato.
Maple Lake started the week
with a 7-0 win over Eden Valley-Watkins. It was the first
game of a double-header, Tuesday, May 19, at home.
The home team put up four
runs right away in the first inning and never looked back. The
Irish scored on a passed ball, an
RBI double by Jack Seibert, an
RBI single by Hunter Malachek
and an E-W error.
The Irish scored one more
run in each of the third, fourth
and fifth innings to secure the
Seibert had two RBIs for the
day on three hits for the Irish.
Malachek pitched the shut-out
in five innings, striking out six
and walking two. He gave up
only one hit.
Game two against the Eagles
went much the same as game
one. The Irish jumped to an
early 3-0 lead in the first inning,
then put up two more in the second and nine in the third for a
14-0 win.
Maas started things off with
an RBI single in the first inning,
followed by a ground-out by
Malachek to get the Irish on the
board. Cal Redemske had an
RBI double in the second inning
and Seibert had an RBI single.
Tony Goelz had three RBIs
on three hits for the game. He
doubled in the third inning and
singled in the fifth.
Grant Mergan gave up only
three hits to E-W and allowed
no earned runs. He walked one
and struck out four in four innings.
On Wednesday, May 20,
Maple Lake cruised to a 12-1
win over the Cubs at Kimball.

McRae Haney makes the

out at second then throws
to first for another out, Friday against Annandale.
27, in Delano for the Section 52A west championship.
Maple Lake vs. Eden ValleyWatkins Game 1
Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
1 1
M. Haney
C. Redemske
1 1
J. Seibert
1 3 2
N. Maas
1 1
H. Malachek
- 1 1
N. Preisinger
- 1
D. Kaley
2 2
T. Goelz
- 1
Final Score: 7-0
Maple Lake vs. Eden ValleyWatkins Game 2
Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
3 1
M. Haney
3 1 1
C. Redemske
2 3 2
J. Seibert
- 1 2
N. Maas
- 1 1
B. Elfmann
- 1
H. Malachek
- 1
D. Kaley
- 1
G. Giebenhain
2 1 2
T. Goelz
2 3 3
Final Score: 14-0
Maple Lake vs. Kimball
Run Hit
D. Strub
3 4
M. Haney
1 1
C. Redemske
2 2
J. Seibert
4 1
N. Maas
- 3
H. Malachek
- 1
T. Goelz
2 4


Final Score: 12-1

Maple Lake vs. Annandale
Run Hit RBI
D. Strub
1 2
C. Redemske
- 1 3
N. Maas
H. Malachek
- 1
D. Kaley
2 1 1
T. Goelz
1 1 1
Final Score: 5-4

Members of the Maple Lake baseball team celebrate their 5-4 victory over Annandale,
Friday, May 22, to advance on to the second game of the Section 5-2A tournament. The
Irish were to take on Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday, May 26.
(Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

Offensive woes hurt Lakers

By Matt Brown
Sports Writer

Charlie Stejskal, Aaron Reese, and Austin Stuefen run the 300m hurdles at the Track
Sub-Sections at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on May 19.
(Photos by Chris Fobbe)

The Irish jumped to a quick

3-0 lead in the first inning,
tacked on one more in the third,
three in the fourth, one in the
sixth and four in the seventh.
Kimball earned their sole run
in the bottom of the fifth.
Dustin Strub led hitting for
the Irish, going 4-5 and scoring
three runs. He singled in the
first, second, fourth and seventh
Redemske also scored in the
seventh on an RBI double and
Maas scored a two-run single in
that same inning.
Irish pitcher Nick Preisinger
got the win, giving up only three
hits and no earned runs. He
walked none and struck out
three in four innings.
Looking at our accomplishments up until this point, this
group of kids has a lot to be
proud of with the season they've
put together thus far, coach
Brooks Marquardt said after
Wednesday evenings game.
We have been playing really
well in all phases the last two
weeks. In our last six games, we
have out-scored our opponents
57 to 3. Obviously the 57 runs is
impressive, but what's more impressive is how our pitchers are
throwing the ball and the plays
our defense is making on a consistent basis.
Good pitching, good defense, and timely hitting are
three things we need to be doing
well at this time of the year and
I feel we are doing those things
really well going into section
play, he said.
Maple Lake, the No. 3 seed,
met a formidable foe in No. 6
seed, the Annandale Cardinals,
Friday, during the first game of
the section tournament. It took
six lead changes and seven innings to pull off the win for the
home team at Irish Stadium.
A strong seventh inning was
the deciding factor for the Irish
who gave up the lead in the top
of the seventh when Annandale
pulled ahead 4-3. Strub ended
the Cardinal run by catching a
pop-up fly, giving Maple Lake
its last at-bat and last chance to
take the lead.
Redemske got the job done
with a two-run single to plate
Goelz and Strub for the win.
Goelz was the winning
pitcher for the Irish. He allowed
four runs over seven innings,
struck out two, walked one and
gave up 10 hits.
If the Irish win on Tuesday,
they will play either the No. 1
seed Litchfield or the No. 4 seed
Paynesville on Wednesday, May

Mound Mallards 0
Maple Lake Lakers 5
The Lakers beat Mound last
Wednesday thanks in large part
to the stunning pitching performance of Jeremy Schmidt.
Schmidt went eight innings,
giving up two hits and collecting 11 strikeouts, including a
nine-pitch, three strike-out immaculate inning in the fourth.
The offense threatened often
but had trouble stringing hits together. Maple Lake managed to

get one run in the fifth before

adding four insurance runs in
the eighth thanks to a three-run
double by Luke Fobbe.
Brian Russell finished off the
ninth one-two-three, notching a
strikeout in the process.
Maple Lake Lakers 0
Howard Lake 1
The Lakers traveled to
Howard Lake on Friday trying
to keep their shut-out of the Orphans going for another game.
Mitch Wurm got the start and
efficiently ripped through the

Howard Lake lineup.

The offense looked promising as well, putting runners in
scoring position a majority of
the innings, but was never able
to get a hit when they needed it.
Wurm pitched all eight innings for the Lakers and didnt
give up an earned run. The loss
is the first for Wurm since 2012.
The Lakers play in Buffalo
on Wednesday and Cokato on
Friday before returning home to
host a double-header against

Maple Lake Messenger Page 9

May 27, 2015

Girls fourth at Winsted,

sixth in conference
By Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The girls golf team finished

its regular season last week on a
good note by shooting a seasonbest 209 team score for a fourthplace finish at Howard
Weather conditions were perfect on Thursday, May 21, when
the Irish met their Central Minnesota Conference rivals in the
last conference meet of the season, but the course presented its
own problems. With a creek
running through the center, the
Winsted course had a lot of
places that can eat up a golf
ball, coach Bruce Bakeburg
Despite the challenges, all
four golfers shot below their
season average.
Vienna Jude led the Irish
with a 42; Katelyn Webb shot a
personal best 54 and so did Ashley Marty. Andrea Peterson shot
a 59.
Combined, their scores put
them in fourth place for the day,
only one stroke behind Eden

won the meet with a 181, which
also broke the tie between B-BE and Osakis for the conference
The two talented teams were
tied going into Thursdays meet,
but B-B-Es victory gave them a
six-stroke advantage securing
the CMC title for themselves.
Osakis was second.
For two teams to be tied
after six meets is just about unheard of, Bakeberg said. It
was something none of the
coaches had ever seen before.
Maple Lakes CMC finish
was hindered by not having a
complete team early in the season. Incomplete teams automatically receive a score of 300
strokes. As a result, the Irish had
to be satisfied with sixth overall.
Jude, however, earned AllConference honors with her
44.7 average which was good
enough for sixth in the CMC.
Marty averaged 57.2 for the
season; Webb averaged 60.2;
and Peterson shot an average of

The No. 1 golfer in the CMC

this year was ninth grader
Alayna Eldred of Osakis. She
averaged a 36.8.
Up next for the Maple Lake
girls is sections on Thursday,
May 28, at Beckers Pebble
Creek. The girls play in the
morning and the boys play in
the afternoon. Exact tee times
were not available at press time.
To go on to state, golfers
must shoot within five strokes
of the leader.
Realistically Vienna is the
only one with a chance to go on,
and she would have to shoot
very well and Pebble Creek is a
tough course, Bakeberg said.

Peyton Beehler 39; Jeremy

Mills 41; Jordan Mills 43; Cody
Welch 53.
Team scores: 1. Maple Lake
157; 2. Osakis 170; 3. Eden

Valley-Watkins-Kimball 177; 4.
Rockford 179; 5. BelgradeBrooten-Elrosa 186; 6. Howard
Lake-Waverly-Winsted 194; 7.
Pierz 222.

Individual scores: Vienna
Jude 42; Ashley Marty 54; Katelyn Webb 54; Andrea Peterson
Team scores: 1. BelgradeBrooten-Elrosa 181; 2. Osakis
187; 3. Eden Valley-WatkinsKimball 208; 4. Maple Lake
209; 5. Howard Lake-WaverlyWinsted 231; 5. Pierz 231;
Rockford incomplete.

Boys Golf
continued from page 1
CMC meet at
Whispering Pines
Individual scores: Aidan
Jude 38; Brandon Borell 39;

Four Irish golfers were presented with all-conference honors last week. Peyton Beehler,
fifth overall; Aidan Jude, first overall; Brandon Borell, third overall; and Jeremy Mills,
eighth overall.
(Photo submitted)

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The Catch
by Jeff Plattner
No More Wolves
Lottery Woes
The statistics were uncanny.
Eighteen years in the NBA Draft
Lottery and the Minnesota Timberwolves had never moved up.
The Wolves poor fortunes finally came to an end on Tuesday
night, May 19, as they won the
lottery for the first time in franchise history. Is this a sign of
happier days ahead? As Wolves
fans, is there reason to be optimistic? Tuesday night was Minnesotas 11th straight NBA
Draft Lottery, which is simply
dreadful. How did it ever get to
that point? Check it out.
1990-1991: In their attempts
to find a franchise center, the
Wolves swung and missed on
Felton Spencer in 1990 and Luc
Longley in 1991.
1992-1994: And then there
was 1992. For true Wolves fans,
this one is still painful. Coming
off a 15-67 season, the Wolves
had the best shot at the No. 1
pick and prized LSU prospect,
Shaquille ONeal. The consolation prize was Georgetowns
Alonzo Mourning. The Orlando
Magic would leapfrog the
Wolves and end up with Shaq.
As if that werent enough, the
Charlotte Hornets catapulted six
spots and into the No. 2 slot.
The Wolves, falling to No. 3,
would settle for Duke star
Christian Laettner and the rest is
history. The wound became bigger the following year. Slated to
pick No. 2 overall, Minnesota
slid to No. 5, where they selected Isaiah Rider. Well never
forget The Eastbay Funk
Dunk that won Rider the 1994
Slam Dunk Contest, but the fact
that that was Riders brightest
moment in Minnesota says it all.
The top five picks of the 1994
NBA Draft made a combined 20
All-Star teams. Grant Hill, the
No. 3 pick that year, accounted
for seven of those All-Star appearances. Donyell Marshall,
the No. 4 pick, was the only non
All-Star of the group. The
Wolves, slated to pick third,
again slid. Instead of Hill, they
came away from the draft with
Marshall. He lasted just 40
games in Minnesota.
1995-1999: Sliding for the
fourth year in a row, the 1995
slide actually helped the
Wolves. No. 3 would have prob-

ably been too high, but after

falling to No. 5 they could justify swinging for the fences on a
scrawny, but athletic 19-yearold kid out of Farragut Academy
in Chicago. Kevin Garnett came
to Minnesota and made life as a
Wolves fan mostly enjoyable for
the following decade and
change. The following year,
Minnesota stayed put at No. 5
and selected Ray Allen, only to
swap the future Hall of Famer,
on draft night, for Stephon Marbury. Marbury and Garnett
seemed like a match made in
heaven. However, time would
tell us that Stephon could not
handle playing second fiddle to
Garnett and by 1999, Marbury
was gone. Earlier in 1999, perhaps realizing what they had
lost by trading Ray Allen, the
Wolves selected the smooth
stroke of Wally Szczerbiak at
No. 6 overall. Garnett and
Szczerbiak would help keep the
Wolves out of the draft lottery
for the next six seasons.
2005-2008: Not nearly as putrid as the Kahn era, but still
pretty poor, the Wolves drafted
Rashad McCants instead of
Danny Granger (2005), traded a
do-everything PG in Brandon
Roy for a do-nothing PG in
Randy Foye (2006), and drafted
a lockdown defender in Corey
Brewer, who was and is to this
day, anything but that (2007).
The one bright spot was 2008
when the Wolves drafted O.J.
Mayo No. 3 overall and traded
him to Memphis for the No. 5
pick, Kevin Love. However,
you can argue that Minnesota
should have just taken Russell
Westbrook and called it a day.
While Love was solid in Minnesota and is, unfortunately, injured for the remainder of the
Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 playoff run, Westbrook is simply entering another stratosphere and
could soon have an MVP season.
2009-2012: Speaking of
MVP, Stephen Curry, everybody. In 2009, David Kahn
made three huge mistakes. First,
he didnt hire a coach before the
NBA Draft. Hey, idiot, are you
kidding me? How do you know
the personnel youll need if you
dont know the system youll be
running? Secondly, in the NBA,
if you have the chance, always
take an elite shooter. They dont
grow on trees. Third, after pass-

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drafted. Years two through four
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2010 saw him pass on DeMarcus Cousins, because they
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Nope, Kahn went with Wes
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dont ask.
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ofyou get the point. In a relatively short timeframe, Saunders has rebuilt the roster into
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By trading Kevin Love, in the
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Winning the lottery last Tuesday
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So, while it may have taken
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Legal Notices
April 21, 2015 Minutes
The regular meeting of the Maple
Lake Township Board was called to
order by Chairman Gerry Giebenhain
at 7 p.m. Supervisors Ronald Wolff
and Tom Neumann, Treasurer Judy
Neumann, and Clerk Dick Hogan
were present.
The minutes of the March 17
meeting were read by Chairman
Giebenhain. As no additions or corrections were noted, a motion was offered by Wolff, seconded by
Neumann, to accept as read. Carried
James Pribyl, Elder Avenue NW,
requested a permit to place a 30x78
modular home on the home farm.
The Board questioned the existing
structures still on the property and if
the septic system would meet county
approval. They advised Pribyl to contact the county for their input into his
request. No board action.
Al Hudek, 4067 58th Street NW,
requested a variance for a 149-foot
road frontage on the property located
off of Donnelly Dr. in section 35, PID
210-100-353102, which has a 20acre entitlement. A motion was offered by Wolff, seconded by
Neumann, to approve the request to
the county planning commission for
their consideration. Carried 3-0.
Larry Swedas, 8872 Bishop Ave.
NW, requested approval to build a

structure on a bluff that exceeds the

25-foot limit by a fraction. Motion by
Giebenhain, seconded by Wolff, to
approve to the county planning commission for consideration. Carried 30.
Two bids were received for the
application of dust control for the year
2015. Envirotech bid calcium chloride
at $.96 and magnesium chloride at
$.84 applied. Central Minnesota Dust
Control bid 30% dust guard at $.88
and 33% dust guard at $.94. There
was no bid on calcium chloride from
Central Minnesota. A motion was offered by Giebenhain, seconded by
Neumann, to accept the bid of Central Minnesota Dust Control for the
year of 2015. Carried 3-0.
After review of cost and containers, a motion was offered by Giebenhain, seconded by Neumann, to
accept the bid of Mumford Sanitation
of $2.25 per household per month
and the Township to buy the containers. Randy's Sanitation's bid was
$3.60 per household per month and
Randy's would furnish the containers.
Carried 3-0.
After review, a motion was offered
by Ron Wolff, seconded by Tom Neumann, to accept Resolution number
2015-01 setting a public hearing May
19, 7 p.m., for the alteration of Donnelly Drive. That part of Government
Lot 3 and the Southeastern Quarter
of Section 4, Township 120, Range

City Council
continued from page 3
Turning to the Enterprise
Funds non-operating activities
which include taxes, special assessments, connection fees, investment income and interest
Archer noted that the Water Fund
had a loss of $73,000 and the
Sewer Fund had a loss of
$234,000, though $172,000 of
that loss was due to a change in
the wastewater treatment plants
equity interest, similar to depreciation and not necessarily
money out the door, as Mayor
Lynn Kissock put it. The Liquor
Store Fund saw an increase of
$83,000, and the Airport Fund
saw a decrease of $31,000. Taking all the numbers together,
Archer said the citys expenditures were down significantly last
year as compared to 2013, when
land purchases were made for the
citys new liquor store and a
property deal with Platinum Plus
Council members approved
the 2014 Audited Financial Statement and Report to the Members
of Governance for the fiscal year
ended Dec. 31, 2014.
In other business, the council:
Approved road closures for
the Gear-head Get Together Saturday, Aug. 15, new car get-togethers June 13 and July 18, and
Movies on Birch July 17 and August 14.
Awarded the 2015 seal coat
bid to Caldwell Asphalt at
$58,941.50. This project includes
street crack seal and seal coat of
First Street east of Oak Avenue.
Approved plans and specifications and authorized the gathering
of quotes for the 2016 Airport
Hangar Improvement Project,
which includes repairing the taxiways in the hangar areas. Estimated cost of the project is
$85,700, with the citys share to be

10 percent and the rest to be covered by the Minnesota Department

of Transportation.
Approved an agreement with
the Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic
for the impoundment of stray dogs.
Adopted a resolution amending the citys liquor ordinance to
include revisions incorporating recent legislative amendments.
Changes include restaurant liquor
sales to begin as early as 8 a.m.
Sundays and allowing employees
under the age of 18 to work at
liquor stores in non-sales positions.
Approved a consent agenda
that included a donation of $150 to
the Maple Lake Ambassadors from
the Maple Lake Lions.
Adopted a resolution to approve the transfer of $985 donated
by the Maple Lake Lions from the
Park Fund to the Beach Fund, as
requested by the Lions.
Accepted donations to the city
and the fire department from John
Haack of a September 1943 article
published in The Farmer and featuring the Maple Lake Fire Departments purchase of its first fire
truck, a 1937 International.
Wore T-shirts promoting the
citys June 6 celebration of its
125th anniversary. Black T-shirts
are available for sale at City Hall,
Maple Lake Wine & Spirits and
online. Yellow T-shirts designate
volunteers more of whom would
be most welcome.
Voted to return to the practice
of meeting twice monthly, as opposed to the monthly meetings that
have been in place since January
2014. Council members agreed
that the monthly meetings are too
long to promote proper attention to
every matter on the evenings
agenda. In the event of minimal action required in any month, that
months second meeting can be
The councils next meeting is
Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

26, Wright County, Minnesota. Carried 3-0.

All warrants were paid as presented.
As no additional business was
brought before the board, Chairman
Giebenhain adjourned the regular
meeting at 8:45 p.m.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
Maple Lake Township
Notice is hereby given that Corinna
Commission/Board of Adjustment will
convene June 10, 2015, at 7:00 PM
at Corinna Town Hall to conduct the
following public hearing(s):
(Tabled from May meeting) Variance to replace an 8 x 28 open deck
with a 12 x 28 covered screen porch
addition to an existing dwelling approx. 38.2 feet from Cedar Lake (min.
75 ft required) and approx. 12.5 feet
from a side lot line (min. 15 ft re-

quired). Building coverage will increase from 16.8% to 20.7%. Impervious coverage will decrease from
27.7% to 25.9% (max. 25% allowed).
Applicant: James Kuhn. Property address: 8010 Irvine Ave NW, Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 22-121-27.
Parcel number(s): 206075000020.
Lot line adjustment to attach an
approximate 14,500 sq ft portion of a
24 acre lot to an existing 17,358 sq ft
lot. Request to allow the resulting enlarged lot to be considered a separate lot for the purpose of sale or
development. Applicant: Michael and
Victoria Zieska and Floyd Baker/Jessica Moen-Baker. Property address:
11804 Gulden Ave NW and 6559
117th St NW, Maple Lake.
Sec/Twp/Range: 1-121-27. Parcel
number(s): 206000012102 and
Conditional use permit for the
placement of over 50 cu yds (approx.
100) of fill in a shoreland/floodplain
area to elevate a storage building to
the required flood protection elevation. Applicant: Larry Overstreet

(Owner: James Worcester Trust).

Property address: 9650 Kramer Ave
NW, Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 18121-27.
Conditional use permit for the
placement of over 50 cu yds of fill in
a shoreland/floodplain area to elevate
a storage building to the required
flood protection elevation. Variance
for fill extending less than 15 ft out
from the proposed building at the required flood protection elevation. Applicant: Scott and Elizabeth Perry.
Property address: 11579 Kramer Ave
NW. Sec/Twp/Range: 06-121-27.
Parcel number(s): 206000061402.
Variance to enclose a 14 x 32
portion of an existing lakeside deck
approx. 65 feet from Mink Lake (100
ft required) and approx. 10 ft from the
top of a bluff (min. 30 ft required).
Variance to construct a 20 x 30 twostory addition to the existing dwelling
approx. 57 ft from the centerline of a
township road (min. 65 ft required).
Applicant: Dennis Mahr. Property address: 8071 Greer Ave NW, Maple

Lake. Sec/Twp/Range: 24-121-27.

Parcel number(s): 206020001010.
Variance to construct a 12 x 16
addition to an existing garage/shed
approx. 7 ft from a side property line
(min. 10 ft required). Applicant: Jon
Papas (Owner: William Papas). Property address: 11295 Kimball Ave NW,
Annandale. Sec/Twp/Range: 5-12127.
Measurements are approximate
and subject to change during the
public hearing. All interested persons
are invited to attend these hearings
and be heard or send written comments to the Township. Application
information and a staff report are
available for viewing at (staff report typically 5-7 days prior to the hearing
date). A quorum of the Town Board
may be present at the meeting, but
will not hold deliberations or make
any decisions.
Ben Oleson, Zoning
Administrator, Corinna Township

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Industrial Park
continued from page 1
He said the group needs to
understand what the project is all
about, what the costs are, what
the constraints are, before developing a plan on how to achieve
its vision.
And never give up, he
added. The plan is going to
change. Its going to evolve over
time, based on what you find for
resources. But you never give
up. Eventually, youll get to that
end goal.
Jobs and education
Hansen advised, The only
thing that will drive people to
your area is good-paying jobs.
Thats what manufacturing will
do. That is what industry will
Every out-state community is
wrestling with this right now, he
said, and to attract industries,

cities must have the land, the

right zoning, the right kind of
utilities and the right kind of
support from the community.
Kemp spoke of the importance of the business community
and civic leaders working in
partnership toward a shared vision. Identifying and analyzing
resources such as land and talent, he said, is also key. And as
the availability of a skilled
workforce is a major issue these
days, Kemp also stressed the importance of working hand-inhand with area schools.
Hansen agreed that while its
important to be able to bring all
of the communitys resources together, one of the most crucial
components is education
whether that be through public
school, trade school or on-the-

job training.
The most important issue in
attracting industry, he said,
will be an educated workforce,
or a workforce that can be educated.
Mayor Lynn Kissock said the
school has partnered with Project Lead-the-Way, which involves community businesses
and industry in a mentoring role.
School Superintendent Mark
Redemske noted that the school
district is also associated with
Wright County Technical Center. Observing a trending decline
in the countys birth rate, he
spoke of the need for more families to be moving back into
Wright County. Kemp responded that the solution to that
problem is jobs.
To purchase a parcel

Kissock said the city is currently conducting a feasibility

study of a parcel of land it has
already identified for industrial
park expansion, along with a
couple of alternate possibilities.
The citys selected parcel is 57
acres, and there was some discussion of optimal size, which
all agreed was difficult to arrive
at, but with adjacent land providing potential for eventual expansion, Hansen and Kemp
estimated the parcel would most
likely be sufficient. More important than size, they said, is preparedness:
property, state certified, surveying and environmental studies
completed, with quotable sewer,
water and utility rates. Hansen
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Local businessman John
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question of how this land might
be paid for.
What Id kind of like to
learn here tonight is how you go
about raising money to acquire
land for an industrial park, he
said. What are the mechanics of
something like that? And how
can a little town like this go
through that without scaring citizens that their taxes are going to
go through the roof?
Though the government does
not seem to be handing out
many grants at this time for industrial development, Northagen
said the Minnesota Department
of Employment and Economic
Development does work with
some communities on these
projects, but not without significant matching contributions
from the cities.
Kemp said that in St. Cloud it
was a combination of utility
companies, private entities, nonprofit groups and the city purchasing the land over a period of
years, making necessary improvements with the intention of
selling the land at a profit a situation that he admitted is unusual. Kissock said that buying
land to keep business in Maple
Lake was not unfamiliar territory to the city, but indicated a
reluctance for the city to just
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suggested that tax increment financing might be a good tool, although someone usually, the
developer, he said would have
to absorb the initial cost for a
few years. Every town, he concluded, finds its own best approach, but the important thing
is to get as many details as possible into place.
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marketing, promotion and the
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Lake Development Group, with
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Millner asked for action items.
Hansen said the first piece of
the project should be an organized group of people including
members of the Chamber, the
school, the City Council and all
the citys largest employers.
Kemp suggested the city inventory its resources, including
workforce and potential building
sites. Northagen said the city has
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Memorial Day
continued from page 1
Following Yanishs speech,
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the unknown soldier. These
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