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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Volume 95; Number 5


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Parents worst nightmare has a happy ending, missing child found safe
The Browerville Fire Department was called out on July 8, at 11:33 am, to assist the Todd County Sheriffs Department in the search for a missing three year old boy, Brayden Anderson. The boy and the family dog had left their home on 251st Ave. (near Horseshoe Lake) and wandered away. They were found at approx. 12:16 pm, by Mike Jeziorski and Dave Asmus along County 16, and the cornfield near the Asmus residence. Also assisting in the search were the Long Prairie Fire Department, John Petron and his farm employees, and many friends and neighbors. The Anderson family thanks all who assisted in finding Brayden.

Romaine Winkler to retire after 26 years with Christ the King School

Long Prairie area 2011 Relay For Lifes 10th Anniversary


By Tarissa Host The Relay For Life of the Long Prairie Area is proudly hosting its 10th anniversary, which will be held July 22nd. Over the past nine years the Relay has raised $382,945 and organized 195 teams. Area chairpersons Sev Blenkush and Deb Clasemann are busy preparing for the memorable event and are expecting a great turn out. This year there are sixteen teams signed up for the Relay so far. Each team generally has ten members, with each member raising approximately $100. Team members raise money by selling luminaria bags which cost $10 each. The Relay is sort of a tag-team event. Teams are required to have at least one member on the track at all times and may switch members as they please. Sponsorships are available for area businesses and individuals. Because Relay For Life is a significant community event, a partnership between local businesses and the Relay For Life organization can be essential for a successful Relay. The sponsorships run from $250 and up. This year there are six Bronze level sponsors that have contributed $1000 to the Long Prairie Area Relay For Life. The money that is raised during this event goes to the American Cancer Society towards education, research, and advocacy. The money contributed to education alerts individuals to specific test recommendations. Most of the money contributed to research goes to the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. Also, money contributed to advocacy has led to no smoking bans in public and private areas. The American Cancer Society also provides cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment with wigs, and provides patients with lodging at the Hope Lodge in both Minneapolis and Rochester. Other funding goes for transportation to treatment, in-home medical equipment, and many other programs. On June 21st there was be an evening meal at the Long Prairie Country Club to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers. Many of these survivors will be marching the Survivors Lap at the Relay on July 22nd. There was also a spaghetti meal on July 13th at the Village Cafe in Grey Eagle from 5:007:00 p.m. that the committee set Continued on page 16.

Above: Romaine Winkler has been a janitor at Christ the King School for twenty-six years. He plans to retire at the end of August By Tarissa Host Romaine Winkler, a Browerville citizen and long time janitor at the Christ the King School, will be retiring the last week of August. The school has not found a replacement yet, but they are hoping to before August and the fall school year begins. Romaine applied for the position about twenty-six years ago. He wasn't quite sure what the job entailed but he thought it would be a nice, local job that did not require a lot of driving. Little did he know the challenges and long hours the job required. He found he really like it though because of the flexibility and job security. Winkler was born and raised in Browerville. He attended St. Peter's Private School for eight years. He graduated from Browerville High School in 1964 and entered the army in November of 1965. There he did mechanic work on heavy machinery and construction for the army. With nine months left to serve he was sent to Germany, where he met his first wife. He took a European discharge and returned to Browerville in August of 1975. Soon after his return, a custodial position was available at Christ the King School. He applied and was accepted. He is now finishing his twenty-sixth year with the school. Winkler is also an active member of the VFW and American Legion. As a member of the VFW he participated in Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs, and did military honors at funerals. He also became a member of the American Legion. Romaine is looking forward to retirement, but is not sure what he plans to do. First of all, he said he would like to catch up on much needed sleep. He is also looking forward to finishing a couple home projects that he started and hasn't had time to finish. He plans on taking some time to hunt and fish as well.

WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT


Wed. July 13 Mostly Cloudy 76/61 Thur. July 14 T-Storms 71/65 Fri. July 15 Partly Cloudy 87/68 Sat, July 16 Partly Cloudy 90/74 Sun. July 17 Mostly Sunny 94/70 Mon. July 18 T-Storms 85/67 Tue. July 19 T-Storms 83/66

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HAPPENINGS
DR. DEAN & BROWERVILLE CHIROPRACTIC WILL BE ON VACATION FROM JULY 18 - 22.
Tri-County Hospice community breakfast
More than 300 people enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast at the 18th annual Tri-County Health Care Hospice fundraiser, held Sunday, June 19 at the Wadena Elks Lodge. More than $2,500 was raised to help support the TriCounty Health Care Hospice program.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Browerville City Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Browerville City Hall

What next?
For the most part, spending a little time in front of the computer each week, to voice my opinion on the ways of the wild outdoors from my perspective, is just a way to unwind and prepare myself for the work week ahead. Some people kick back in the easy chair and watch a ball game or a race. But not me, when I have Kevin Winkler time to relax at home, I'd much rather take in something fishing related on TV, or read and interact with friends on the internet. So, punching out a story or something to share with the local paper would seem like an easy task. I don't know how the people who depend on writing for a living really do it week after week, year after year. I once asked Tim Lesmister about writers block and he said there is no such a thing. When I think about it, he's probably right. I can pick up many different newspapers, magazines, or even surf the web, and always find something interesting to read. But I guess for me, that might be the problem. When I sit down in front of the keyboard, either a topic comes to me, or it doesn't! Ive thought long and hard for days trying to come up with fresh or interesting pieces to write. I've asked friends and family members about subject matter, even the new kid working the gas station helped with a topic idea here and there. I think the colder months keep my brain working at the proper temperature and things seem to flow every time I sit down. But blast me with the summer heat and 10-12 hour days at work and the brain just starts to feel like a melted puddle at the end of the week. I try and squeeze in a day or two on the water here and there, but with the heat, the days are better spent swimming like a fish, not trying to catch them. For me, this is really the time of year when night fishing is the real way to beat the heat, and the traffic. With that said, feel free to contact me anytime if you'd like me to dig into a fishing, hunting, or outdoor related topic. Maybe you're having troubles with a sasquatch, and need someone to investigate it. Just drop me a line. Crop circles you say? Yep, outdoor related, I'd be all over it. Maybe you just want to air your feelings on outdoor concerns and don't know what, who, where or how to get started. Again, just drop me a note to captainwinkler@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 226 Browerville Mn. 56438 and I'll see what I can do. But for now, I'm going to be trying to figure out how to keep cool and praying for summer temps to go away soon! Just thinking about snow makes me happy.

Todd County Drop-In Center


Fri. July 15: 10 am - 1 pm, Monthly meeting Sat. July 16: 7:30 pm - ?, Night at the Drive-In Tue. July 19: 3:30 - 6 pm, Monthly meeting

Run for the Children


Bikers With Big Hearts 10th Annual Run for Children of Camp Heartland who live with HIV/AIDS, will be held July 23, 2011. Registration is from 10-11:45 am, at the Eagle Valley High School, Eagle Bend. The ride leaves at noon, rain or shine. All bikes are welcome. There will be a lunch before the ride, door prizes, music, a live auction, and a meal at the end of the ride.

7pm @ The Browerville Municipal Liquor Store

594-6445

Concert in the Park Support group for those affected by dementia


Lakewood Health System has scheduled free wellness support group meetings for caregivers, family members, patients and any other person affected by dementia. Meetings will be held at the Staples Public Library (122 6th St. NE) from 3-4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 14; Thursday, August 25; Thursday, October 6 The dementia support group was created to facilitate discussion, learning and sharing of personal accounts among those who have a loved one affected by dementia. It is not required to pre-register, but for more information or to RSVP, call Erin at 218-894-8288. Orvs Avenue will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park, Sunday July 17, at 7 pm. The concert will be held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park located at 625 6th St. NE. For more information on the Music in the Park series, check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org Orvs Avenue is a rock n' roll band from Staples Motley High School. They play a wide variety of classics from Elvis and The Beatles, to new age rock.

CLARISSA LIQUOR STORE

Bean Bag Tournament


Saturday, July 16
Registration-12:30 pm Tournament -1:00 pm

$40 a team
grant guidelines are available on our website at www.staplesfound.org. Questions can be directed to the committee members: Laurie Bach at 218-894-8611, Julie Nelson at 218-894-1399, or Mick Wilhelmson at 888-320-3416. Committee members are available to make presentations to your group to answer questions, if desired. The Staples Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to be able to offer a new round of grants, said Mick Wilhelmson, SCF board chair. We sincerely thank those who have given so generously and made this possible. Since its inception in 1999 the foundation has awarded nearly $98,000 in grant funding to area projects. The Staples Community Foundation is a component fund of the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving Central Minnesota. For more information call 218894-1399 or visit us online at www.staplesfound.org.

Grants Available
Does your organization need funding for your community project? The advisory board of the Staples Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from organizations within the Staples Motley School District boundaries that will address one or more of the following areas: strengthening youth and families, improving community appearance or, increasing community involvement and leadership. A limited number of grants are available. The maximum amount awarded is 50% of the project cost up to $2,000. Completed applications need to be submitted to the Staples Community Foundation no later than September 15, 2011. Applicants should submit one original application and one copy to: Staples Community Foundation, PO Box 101, Staples, MN 56479. The application and

JULY 30
Bean Bag Tournament & Moonlight Golf (Call To Sign Up)

218-738-5155
31886 County Rd 3 Eagle Bend

SUPPER CLUB SPECIALS

Online creative writing course


Central Lakes College in Brainerd is offering Creative Nonfiction this fall when the term starts Aug. 22. Instructor Flynn said the major components of the three-credit course are reading and analyzing examples of creative nonfiction, writing original stories, discussion, and conferencing Students will learn about publishing options and free online networking sites for creative writers. For information, contact Flynn at lflynn@clcmn.edu or call Admissions, 218-855-8137 or tollfree, at 800-933-0346, ext. 8037, or email Admissions@clcmn.edu

Tue - Peel -n- Eat Shrimp/Wings Fri - Surf & Turf & Prime Rib Sat - Prime Rib Sun - Chefs Choice

Supper Club
Open 5 pm - 10 pm

GOLF SPECIAL
Golf All Day w/Cart for $35 Tuesdays & Fridays

Book Your Special Occasions

Sounds like brutal summer heat this week! Find a cool spot and stay there!
If your house it like mine, a beef roast is just too much for two people. We both like roast beef, but can only eat so many cold roast beef sandwiches, or reheated hot beef sandwiches, or roast beef hash. I searched the internet for some leftover roast beef recipes and there were lots of them. This one sounded good, so I am going to give it a try this week.

Peggys Potpourri
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by lightening. Goldfish lose their color is they are kept in dim light or placed in a body of running water, such as a stream. Dolphins sleep at night just below the surface of the water. They frequently rise to the surface for air. Catfish have 100,000 taste buds. The enamel on a human tooth is only 1/1000th of an inch thick. Dragonflies can fly 50 to 60 mph. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog. It takes a lobster about seven years to grow to be one pound. A 1,200 pound horse eats about seven times its own weight each year. Tapeworms range in size form about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length. The anaconda, one of the worlds largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs. The average adult male ostrich weighs up to 345 pounds. There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.....Neil Postman

Scalloped Beef
2 2 1 2 c. chopped left over roast beef c. canned tomatoes, drained c. dried bread crumbs T. butter Salt and pepper 1 c. beef gravymay use more if needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a baking dish, arrange a layer of meat and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, and cover with a thin layer of gravy. Continue layering the meat, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and gravy till used up. Cover the top with bread crumbs. Dot bits of butter over the crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until hot through.

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PEOPLE PAGE
farming and continued to work construction until his retirement in April of 2010 and worked his fields full time. Patrick was an active man with a good work ethic. He loved the land and took pride in having well manicured fields. When he wasnt working his crops, he tended the flowers and vegetables he raised. He loved his family and looked forward to the annual trip they took in the summer after bringing in first crop. With his family he saw most of the fifty states and enjoyed bus trips and cruises. He also enjoyed horseback riding or rafting while on vacations. In his younger years he built cars and competed in drag racing. Patrick was very social and liked to spend time with friends and make news ones. He enjoyed learning about state and national history and was always with his Yellow Lab, Coach. Patrick will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary; sons, Joseph, Appleton, WI and Anthony (Caroline Hauger), Woodbury, MN; siblings, James, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Theodore (Carol), Biglerville, PA, Barbara (Leander) John, Brainerd, MN, Carolyn (Larry) Tastad, Cottage Grove, MN, Mary Ebnet, Pequot Lakes, MN, Rita Jo Rosen, Palm Dessert, CA, Margaret Chyba, Clearwater, MN, and Michael (Gail) Sobota, Lakeville, MN; brothers-in-law, Steve (Terry) Marine, New Richmond, WI and John Marine, Menomonie, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Amelia (Lenk) Sobota and sister, Ann Marie Budin. A funeral mass for Patrick was held Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Menomonie, WI. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Ed is survived by his sons: Elroy (Ruby White) Buchta, International Falls, Ron (Doris) Buchta, Clarissa, Rich (Diane) Buchta, Browerville, 9 grandchildren, 16 grandchildren and special friend Evelyn Hilden Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife Rhodema; siblings: Helen, Mildred and Mervin. Arrangements by Iten Funeral Home, Browerville and Clarissa

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Obituary

Lakewood Health System appoints Director of Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Services
Lakewood Health System announced the appointment of Kirsten Smith as director of respiratory therapy and sleep services. Smith has more than fifteen years experience in respiratory care and prior to joining Lakewood worked in the critical and emergency care department at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX and Stormont Vail Healthcare, Topeka, KS. As director, Smith will manage all respiratory care services as well as Lakewoods Sleep Center, which offers sleep studies and treatments for sleep disorders. Smith is also overseeing the implementation of an asthma program that will educate and evaluate both adults and children to ensure proper treatment and follow up care.

Virginia Buhl Virginia Buhl, 71, Browerville, passed away at CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, on June 30, 2011. Funeral services for Virginia were held Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Browerville, with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Interment was at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville. Virgie was born November 22, 1939, in Hartford Township, Todd County, to John and Hattie (Kubitza) Buhl. She attended Browerville Public School through the 8th grade and has been employed at the Todd County DAC since 1974. Virgie was a lifelong resident of Browerville. She enjoyed doing her math sheets, drawing, teasing and laughing, nature, wearing hats and necklaces and especially attending parades. She always saw the positive in each day. Virgie is survived by her sisterin-law, Linda Buhl, Parkers Prairie, cousin Marcy Kotula, Browerville, and many nieces and nephews. Virgie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Allen Buhl and two infant brothers. A special thank you to Virgie's extended family & the staff at Wedgewood and the Todd County DAC. Arrangements by Iten Funeral Home, Browerville and Clarissa.

Marriage Licenses
David R. Hinnenkamp, Sauk Centre, and Tara J. Meyer, Sauk Centre Gayle J. Snook, Parkers Prairie, and Tammy S. Rowe, Parkers Prairie John P. Emery, Warren, OH, and Kayla M. Thieschafer, Sauk Centre Christian L. Weaver, Randall, and Ellen J. Martin, Browerville Trever L. Williams, Browerville, and Jessica C. Pogreba, Browerville Scott P. Janse, Long Prairie, and Lynn M. Beaupre, Long Prairie Stacy E. Riedel, Eagle Bend, and Cassie L. Gosiak, Eagle Bend Richard T. Van Norman, Burtrum, and Christine M. East, Burtrum

SHIP wraps up,looks at impact on Todd County


The Morrison-Todd-Wadena Community Health Board is wrapping up its Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Over the past two years the SHIP grant focused on supporting local initiatives to address obesity and tobacco prevention. Todd County has benefited by 13 mini-grant projects in six communities and seven schools. Todd County has been impacted by $49,911 in SHIP seed money resulting in healthier eating and increased physical activity in schools and communities. An additional $25,000 was awarded to regional initiatives overlapping Todd, Morrison and Wadena Counties. In 2008, the Minnesota legislature passed a health care reform initiative. This was followed by creation of the Statewide Health Improvement Program, called SHIP. Following a rigorous application and review process, SHIP grants were awarded to all 53 community health boards covering all 87 counties and eight of the 11 tribal governments in Minnesota. Locally, this provided the opportunity for the Morrison-ToddWadena Community Health Board, made up of all three counties public health agencies to implement the SHIP grant. The health board developed a mini-grant program to fund community-based projects that would lead to sustainable changes to promote greater physical activity and healthy eating for residents. Minigrant programs varied from community gardens to school physical activity programs to Farm to School programs. Todd County mini-grant recipients include: Lakewood Health System Nutritional Services; Staples Community Center; Staples Area Farmers Market Association; Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce; Long Prairie Trails Committee; Todd County Wellness Committee; Motley, Staples, Eagle Valley and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle elementary schools, Staples-Motley and Browerville high schools and the Bertha-Hewitt school. The Staples-Motley High School implemented a program to grow starter plants for a garden, hire student garden workers through the summer months, and harvest the produce to use in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes during the fall and winter. Agriculture instructor Kerry Lindgren worked with Lisa Kajer to get the most out of the beets, kohlrabi, zucchini, lettuce, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, rutabagas, rosemary and basil grown in the garden. Other gardening projects have been completed throughout the county in schools and communities. Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce had started work on a community garden. SHIP funds allowed for increased accessibility to the garden with a ramp from the street level and two raised beds. Lyle Danielson, Economic Development Authority, said the community garden not only provided

Births
Lakewood Health System
Danielle Martin and Shaun Peltier, Eagle Bend, boy, Chase Michael, 7 lbs 9 oz, July 1, 2011 Jayme and Mark Carlson, Staples, boy, Maxx Ryan, 6 lbs 9 oz, July 1, 2011 Jayne Civilla, Little Falls, boy, Aiden Paul, 6 lbs 12 oz, July 3, 2011 Chelsea Weishair and Taylor Borders, Staples, boy, Tayden Ross, 8 lbs 3oz, July 5, 2011 Amanda and David Quisberg, Brainerd, girl, Norah Joy, 8 lbs 14 oz, July 7, 2011 Tricia and Timothy Plautz, Hewitt, boy, Logan Ray, 9 lbs 9 oz, July 7, 2011 Jean and Chester Nelson, Pequot Lakes, boy, Drake Thomas, 8 lbs 2 oz, July 7, 2011 Jill and Chris Perius, Staples, girl, Kaylee Ann, 8 lbs 9 oz, July 8, 2011 Melissa and Rory Switajewski, Backus, girl, Ivy Mae, 7 lbs 6 oz, July 8, 2011

a place to grow vegetables, it was also a great social meeting ground. SHIP grants in Bertha-Hewitt and Eagle Valley Schools covered staffing, supplies and garden materials. Students in summer school and school age childcare programs increased their physical activity and learned where food comes from by digging in the dirt, pulling weeds and picking bugs. Wed spend an hour or so in the garden each day, as weather and time permitted, said Jean Shaw, coordinator of the Bertha-Hewitt garden. Produce from both gardens was used in classes, food service and some was donated to local food shelves. Long Prairie Trails Committee worked to encourage physical activity around Long Prairie by establishing walking/hiking trails, installing signage, compiling historical route information, printing informational brochures, promoting the trails through newspaper ads and a website www.longprairietrails.com, and collaborating with CentraCare Health System to organize a 5K run. Katherine Mackedanz, Todd County Public Health Educator and facilitator of the local projects is pleased with the outcomes of the SHIP grant. The goal of SHIP is to help Minnesotans lead longer healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. The Morrison-ToddWadena SHIP grant has taken the first step by creating awareness at the community level and supporting interventions within our communities that improve health and prevent disease. By funding sustainable projects at the local level, the SHIP grant has provided communities with the necessary support to take on projects that will impact residents health and well-being for years to come.

Looking Back
50 years ago - July 13, 1961
Cost of material and construction of a fallout shelter: Cement blocks, $43; Re-enforcement rods, $2; Mortar cement (3 bags), $4.05; Gravel (3 yards), $6; Cost of digging hole, $15; Cement (10 bags), $14.50; Lumber for forms, $15; Labor for carpenter, $30; Plastic waterproof paper, $2.45; Total, $132.00

25 years ago - July 17, 1986


The Browerville City Council unanimously voted, at their July 10, 1986 meeting, to make no payment to S.J. Lewis Constuction until the finishing work is done on the street work that was started a year ago. The class of 1936 enjoyed a reunion at Browerville. Attending the reunion were: Lawrence Kahlert, Gene Backe, Ignatius Nalewaja, Roselyn Woell Ingram, Bob Jonckowski, Lucille Brechner McGhee, June Klelen Adams, Delores Giza Lonsdale, and Arvilla Kohanek Lidberg.

Patrick Joseph Sobota Patrick Joseph Sobota, 56, of Wilson, WI, died suddenly July 4, 2011. Patrick was born March 14, 1955 to Theodore and Amelia (Lenk) Sobota in Browerville, MN. At the age of 15 Patricks family moved to St. Paul and Patrick graduated from Johnson High School in 1972. Patrick attended St Paul Vocational Technical School where he learned carpentry. Patrick worked as a carpenter with construction companies. He was a lifetime member of Carpenters Union #87. In 1976 Patrick met Mary Marine and they were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St Paul, October 6, 1979. In 1985, Patrick and his family purchased a 20 acre farm in Woodville where they milked Holsteins. In 1997 they moved to Wilson. Patrick sold the Holsteins and focused his energy on crop

Edward Buchta Edward Buchta, 97, Browerville, passed away July 5, 2011, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Ed were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Interment was at Christ the King Cemetery, Browerville. Ed was born January 17, 1914 to Frank and Francis (Hanych) Buchta in Ward Township, Todd County. He married Rhodema Blaker October 11, 1937. Ed attended country school through the 6th grade. After school he farmed with his dad. Ed bought a farm in Iona Township in 1945. He was elected to the Iona Township Board and served on the board for 18 years, he also operated Ed' Big Barn in the 50's & 60's. Ed enjoyed dancing and working in his shop, he could fix anything. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville.

CentraCare Health System


Danielle Landowski and Aaron Hartwig, Swanville, boy, Domanick Steven-Daniel, 8 lb. 10 oz., June 30, 2011 Mitch and Katie Lieser, Browerville, boy, Hudson Mitchell, 7 lb. 3 oz., July 5, 2011.

Milestones
Happy Birthday this week to: July 13: Jill Motzko, Lori Alsleben, Sherry Biermaier, Kelly Spandl, Brett Bartels, Gertie Mikel, Peggy Carlson, Caitlin Gmyrek; July 14: Donna Lisson, Dale Becker, Bob Mason, Robert Motzko, Matthew Tynio; July 15: Betty Host, Denise Bromeling, Olivia Irsfeld; July 16: Pat Katterhagen, Mary Belch, Alexis Gmyrek; July 17: Laureeen Braaten, Sarah Klinert, Justin Goodrich, Ronnie Berndt; July 18: Rosie Ostrowski, John Kaluza, Roseanne Zigan, Edith Reynolds; July 19: David Goligowski, Winona Moore, Aaron Sadlo Happy Anniversary this week to: July 13: Daryl and Karen Brever; July 16: Chris and Jennifer Christianson; July 17: Brett and Stephanie Bermel

University of St. Thomas Spring 2011 Dean's List


Ann E Motl, Browerville, Emily Dinkel, John P. Halfen, and Douglas J. Liebsch, Long Prairie, have been named to the University of St. Thomas 2011 spring semester Dean's List. Students must post grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the Dean's List.

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OPINIONS
Size does matter
him. I know it might be the trophy of a lifetime, but I also know, he could produce ten or fifteen bucks the next year that would grow up to look just like him. Hunting season is during and after breeding season, and I have never gotten that trophy of a lifetime, so I know the really great genetics have been passed on. One year, I hunted a particular deer I knew I would both regret and celebrate if only I could get a shot at him. I was running grass calves on my farm that year so I was out every day checking them. If deer are accustomed to horses, they dont notice if a horse has a rider. Several times that summer, I would spot one particular buck. At times I even got fairly close to him. He was an unusually large bodied deer and even in early summer his antlers looked impressive. By late summer, with his rack almost fully grown and still in velvet, he was what is known as a monster buck. In the fall, I was seeing him two or three times a week, always in the same area. He had food, water, and plenty of does to service in his little forty acre timber. As far as I knew, he never went within a half mile of the road. If he had, I would have heard about it. Deer this big are too good to not tell everybody you know, unless of course, as in my case, it had become my deer. I decided I would take this deer, celebrate the trophy of a lifetime, and deal with my regrets later. When bow season opened, I was out there every day. I put my tree stand next to the creek and he would either not show up at all or come up the hill a hundred yards away. I put the stand at the top of the hill and he came out at the creek. In the early morning sunlight, he was a magnificent animal to behold. His perfect ten point rack glistened white from being polished on scrapes. He was usually being trailed by a huge eight point that nobody would pass up. Im sure the two of them were making quite a hit with the ladies. That fall, I passed on some of the biggest deer Ive ever seen while waiting for that particular buck. When the season closed and my buck tag was not filled, I had few regrets. I hunted hard, saw some great deer, and the buck I was after would breed again the next fall. My wife and I were sitting on the porch this morning when four bucks came over the hill toward the house. One was a really impressive ten point. It makes me wonder if hes the son or grandson of the biggest deer Ive ever seen. He was big enough to be impressive, even before his antlers are fully grown.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Letters to the editor


Do we really need this? (lighting on all vehicles)
To the editor: YES we do, because of PUBLIC SAFETY, and because its the law (169.55)! All vehicles, (vehicle means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway 169.011 Subd 92. vehicle) are required to have certain lights and a slow moving vehicle sign if traveling 30 mph or less. A white light projected to the front of the vehicle for not less than 500 feet and a red light to the rear visible for not less than 500 feet from dusk to dawn and during inclement weather, is state law! It is also state law (169.522 Subd 1) to display a slow moving vehicle sign (SMV) on ALL vehicles traveling 30 mph or less. Keep in mind that littering on public roads and road ways, and littering in general is also against the law. Our law enforcement agencies are sworn to uphold the laws of this state and that should mean ALL laws. Since it is obvious that there are vehicles on the road without lights or SMV signs, it appears that some of the state laws are not being enforced. I wonder if it might be the result of budget priorities at the expense of PUBLIC SAFETY. Our County Attorney, in his letter of June 17, 2011 to the Commissioners recommends that law enforcement enforce the existing statutory lighting requirements. That reinforces the 127 people who signed their names in support of lighting on all vehicles on all public roads. Do we need a major accident with loss of life before we enforce ALL the state laws on public roads? As Al Bous says, People, please drive with care, and I agree with him except for driving on the shoulders of the roads that are torn up. They may be hazardous to your health and to your vehicle! And lastly, be extra careful of the organic waste/litter you find on the road and in parking lots, regardless of what people say, it is not an apple, it is litter. When walking your pets and they relieve themselves, most people know enough to clean it up so it is not a bother or burden to others and it shouldnt be dumped on the road where it gets on vehicles and ends up in someones garage. Dan Schilling, Long Prairie And other concerned citizens of Todd County who assisted in drafting this letter!

By Walter Scott Antlers on the male deer are a secondary sexual characteristic. They are used to impress the does thus increasing their chances of mating and reproducing. The antlers also serve to impress hunters. To get a chance at a buck with a huge set of antlers takes either great skill or a whole lot of luck. A buck with a big rack is older, wiser, and much more cautious than a younger smaller buck. The saying goes, They did not get that big by being stupid. Each year bucks shed their antlers in the late fall, after breeding season, and start to grow a new, bigger set the next spring. The size and shape they grow are determined by age, nutrition, injury, and most importantly, genetics. If I see a buck with an unusually large set of antlers, I have real mixed emotions about taking a shot at

Governor Dayton, dont back down


To the editor: With the state shutdown will under way and government officials trying to appeal to the individual voters to be reelected in the next elections, I feel as though we, the proud people of Minnesota, are being somewhat ignored. We all seem to work hard to put food on the table and have a strong sense of community values. I personally have seen people around our area when the Red River comes up in the spring, to tornadoes ravaging cities, the people of Minnesota have come out to lend a hand to show that together we, the people, can climb the highest mountains, we, the people have the ability to correct the wrongs. Lately Ive been listening to MNPR and theyve talked about how our state government needs to budget, how they need to cut costs in order to maintain an effective government. One day I walked into the local library and the local women who work there were volunteering their time to insure a brighter future for generations to come. by insuring the people in our local community get the books they need to become knowledgeable about the world around them. (I thought, Wow, these people understand the importance of knowledge, which in turn, brings people together.) From farmers to bakers, children to the elderly, any race or gender, this is a place for all people to come and benefit for the good of all. This is just one of so many other services in the state budget that doesnt just affect one group, it affects us all. From people helping others find work to public parks, every service is part of our American life. Sure, its easy to say we dont need it, we could manage with it, but theyre still pieces of a whole. Without those services we wouldnt be American. We could be Afghans, we could be Somalians, we could be North Koreans. Without strong public services the weak get weaker and the strong get stronger. Long has blood been spilled for the freedoms we hold so loosely today. We, the American people, have the ability to change, to grow, to invent, and to speak freely. As the great societies that have stood before us, we ought not to make the same mistakes. We should understand that educated populations are most acceptable for the longevity of a republic. As the Greeks educated all their citizens to make a stronger nation, so we should do the same as inventors and entrepreneurs, engineers and architects, we ought to have painters and sculptures, but it is impossible with an under educated community of citizens. The more everyone knows and understands, the better we all are to stand to make a world a better place for generations to come. (Instead of passing the debit from one generation to another, our forefathers understood this well and until the early nineteen hundreds the taxes for the rich were 92%.) Rome, on the other hand, at its time of destruction, decided to heavily tax the masses and the rich ruled in key family units. They cut out public bath houses and educational centers, they cut out places to make and produce stable incomes. The general population became angry and the nation of such great feats came crashing down. What we have is worth fighting for, for most its worth dying for, but we arent Greeks and were not Romans. We are Americans, we can vote, and everyone counts. We must increase the taxes for the rich in times of depression in order to push them to invest in the working class, so you and I can keep working and we may keep the freedoms we have. The rich make their money on the backs of the poor and middle class so it is only fair for them to pay more. If ten people are stuck on an island, and one person counted and distributed the wealth to all, from the fish caught, clothes, made, houses built, that person didnt sweat all day working his heart out. That one person decided who got what and everyone was ok with how much he should get, just a little bit of everything. Sadly, if a rich man has three hundred businesses and hes taking a little from everyone, he could stand to be highly taxed ,but with recent tax laws, hes not, hes taking a majority of the wealth for himself and what was to be taxed and go back to the public as a whole is cut. Increasing the taxes on the richest Americans will force them to hide their money and most of them will be smart enough to invest it in you. If a rich man is being taxes at 32% now and taxes go up to 72%, that man will try to hide his wealth, he most likely will invest in small businesses or new inventions, and by expanding our tax revenue, we can pick up and begin to grow again. Please, I ask you, call or email Governor Dayton to stand up and fight for whats right, tell him Dont Back Down. Email: mark.dayton@state.mn.us; phone: 651-797-1850; write: Office of the Governor, 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155 Alex J. Gustafson Hallock City Councilman

Government Shutdown
To the editor: It seems that everyone is trying to blame one party or the other regarding the state budget impasse. I am tired of all the finger pointing and accusations especially since there is an extremely simple way to determine where the culpability lies. If we take an objective look at each step of the process, we should be able to sort things out and figure out who is responsible for this mess! First of all, the Republican legislature is responsible for submitting a state budget. Many Republicans in the legislature wanted to cut the enormous state budget, and reduce the size of government to a manageable, sustainable level. The Democrats, during the debate, argued that the current programs and levels of services should not be downsized. The Republicans had a choice to make, cut the budget like any responsible person would do during this extremely tough economic time or compromise with the Democrats and leave the budget bloated and stuffed with unnecessary redundancy and fluff!. If the Republicans would have ignored the dissenting opinions and submitted a trimmed down budget with much needed cuts, the Republicans would be to blame for the impasse because the Governor would most certainly veto such a responsible budget. However, the Republicans did not submit a right sized budget, they compromised their position, their principles, and the will of the people. They ended up submitting the largest state budget in the history of Minnesota! They did not keep the budget as is, they increased government spending by an irresponsible 6% in a contracting economy. Well, certainly the Republican legislature is not responsible for the impasse because they submitted a budget that would make any liberal spending Democrat feel proud! Next, the Governor needed to sign the enormous new budget in order for this huge increase to take place. Being that the Governor ran on increasing spending, and expanding government one would think that he would jump at the opportunity to sign the largest budget in state history and claim victory over the weak, compromising Republicans in the legislature. He vetoed it!! His veto is obviously a political power play at the expense of every single Minnesotan. His obsession with tax increases on the top 2% of incomes will impact small businesses as well as decrease the amount of much needed capital which funds the job creating private businesses across this great state. At this point it is clear to see that the impasse in the budget issues were caused solely in the Governors office, and he alone is culpable for any level of government shut down. If you are a Democrat, eager to see the size and scope of government increase, you should call the governor and demand that he sign the record setting budget so that government expansion can continue to grow at unsustainable levels. If you are a Republican, even though the budget is most likely going to cause another deficit and budget crisis in the future, you should call the governor and demand he sign the budget just so we can keep the lights on! Like it or not, there is only one person who will be responsible for a government shutdown MARK DAYTON! Craig Hoel, Hutchinson

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LEGAL NOTICES
6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 06-23-2011 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: October 18, 2010 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-104410 Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, July 07, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: February 14, 2011 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 16751-104410 November 17, 2005 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $101,408.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Manuel Cervantes and Dora M. Cervantes, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, NA LENDER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed November 21, 2005, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 438564 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The North 65 feet of Lot 3, Block 4, Tweed's First Addition to Long Prairie PROPERTY ADDRESS: 124 7Th Street Se, Long Prairie, MN 56347 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 36.0027500 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $97,621.17 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: September 1, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2012. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 27, 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP

Thursday, July 14, 2011

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 09/22/2008 MORTGAGOR(S): Michael Lee Holmquist and Jamisty Holmquist, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB SERVICER: Bank of America, N.A. MORTGAGE ID #: 10013370003375741-3 DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 03, 2008, Todd County Recorder, Document No. 459467. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Dated:August 24, 2010, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of the E1/2 NE1/4 of Section 33, Township 129N, Range 34 W of the 5th P.M., described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 33, Township 129, Range 34; thence West along the Section line, 12 rods; thence South at right angles and parallel with the East line of said Section, 14 rods; thence East and parallel with the North Section line of said Section, 12 rods; thence North along the East line of said Section, 14 rods to the place of beginning TAX PARCEL NO.: 200036600 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 21953 County 11 Long Prairie, MN 56347 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $150,195.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $155,278.22 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within

BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, September 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: June 16, 2011 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 16751-104410

10-069942 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 23, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $193,500.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Dawn E. Tepley & James A. Tepley, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. LENDER: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed March 1, 2007, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 447643 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1; Dated: November 22, 2010 filed: December 23, 2010, recorded as document number 471195 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 13, Township 132, Range 33 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 42542 275Th Avenue, Browerville, MN 56438 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 19-0012700 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $205,981.49 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, October 06, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: June 30, 2011 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 16751-104410
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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: December 09, 2010 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

11-073414 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE:

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 ING: Filed July 30, 2007, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 450514 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, CIC 29, Juergens Lake South First Addition PROPERTY ADDRESS: 21002 County Rd 96, Sauk Centre, MN 56378 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 17-0058000 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $93,864.74 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 4, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2012. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 7, 2011 Baxter Credit Union Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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cont. from page 5


said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 18, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 12 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on August 20, 2012. Dated: June 24, 2011 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1 Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 18, 2008 MORTGAGOR(S): Jerad L. Dahl, A Single Person MORTGAGEE: Minnesota National Bank DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record July 21, 2008, as Document No. 458201 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated July 18, 2008 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, filed for record July 21, 2008, as Document No. 458202 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: None TRANSACTION AGENTS MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Minnesota National Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 520 Gillis Ave S Browerville, MN 56437 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 30-0021200 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 4 and 5, Block 15, Original Townsite of Browerville, according to the plat thereof on file and of record at the County Recorders Office in and for said Todd County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $61,200.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $55,674.54 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriffs Office, County Detention Center, 115 third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt then secured by said

Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to five (5) weeks under MN Stat. 580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February18, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 14, 2011. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
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tion is desired, interested persons should contact the Business Managers Office, telephone 320594-2272. Dated this 29th day of July, 2011 Independent School District No. 787 Browerville, Minnesota, 56438 /s/ Denis Irsfeld, Clerk
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Independent School District No. 787 Browerville, Minnesota Invitation for Quotations for Bread and Related Products
1. Independent School District No. 787, Browerville, Minnesota, will accept quotations for Bread and Related Products for the Hot Lunch Program for the school year 20101-2012. 2. Quotations will be accepted until Thursday, August 4, 2011, 3:00 P.M. Only firm quotations for the entire year will be accepted and no escalator clauses will be considered. Items to be quoted and accompanying forms may be obtained from the Office of the Business Manager. All quotations should be returned to the Office of the Business Manager, Browerville Public Schools, Box 185, Browerville, Minnesota 56438 Dated this 29th day of June, 2011 Independent School District No. 787 Browerville, Minnesota, 56438 /s/ Denis Irsfeld, Clerk
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Independent School District No. 787 Browerville, Minnesota Invitation for Quotations for Milk Products
1. Independent School District No. 787, Browerville, Minnesota, will receive sealed bids for School Milk and Related Products requirements for the District for the 2011-2012 school year, according to the specifications and conditions which may be obtained in the Office of the Business Manager, Independent School District No. 787, Browerville, Minnesota 56438. 2. Sealed bids must be received in the Office of the Business Manager no later than 3:00 P.M., Thursday, August 4, 2011. 3. On August 8, 2011, at 7:30 P.M. the School Board will meet to evaluate the bids and act thereon. The School Board reserves the right to accept, reject or waive any informality of any bid and to make an award for School Milk and Related Products which is deemed most favorable and advantageous to the District. If further informa-

11-074048 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 28, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $96,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Deborah A. Beck and Gary L. Beck, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Baxter Credit Union LENDER: Baxter Credit Union SERVICER: Cenlar FSB DATE AND PLACE OF FIL-

Proceedings of the Board of Education Regular Meeting #6 Independent School District #787 June 27, 2011 Browerville, Minnesota Conference Room 7:30 P.M. Members Present: Daryl Brever, Bob Bryniarski, Mike Jeziorski, Heidi Iten, Denis Irsfeld, Joe Duncan, Cory Heid Members Absent: None Others Present: Robert Schaefer - Superintendent, Patrick Sutlief K-12 Principal, Darla Schaefer-Business Manager, Robert SchuellerBrowerville Education Association, Wayne Petermeier, Dave Gould The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Brever at 7:30 P.M. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Bryniarski, second by Iten, and carried to approve the agenda as presented. Recognition of students/staff/ public Dave Gould asked to address the board concerning the future pairing arrangements for boys hockey. As a representative from a group of parents whose children participate in the Long Prairie program, he asked that pairing with Long Prairie / Sauk Centre / Melrose be considered for the 2012-13 school year. The members discussed the issue and agreed to review the matter in the near future. Reports Mr. Sutlief reported on the following: 2011-12 scheduling; the initial MCA II elementary reading test results are here; the Perfect Attendance, Exemplary

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 Motion by Duncan, second by Heid and carried to approve the quote from Riverport Insurance Company for Property/Casualty and Workers Compensation Insurance for the 2011-12 school year. Motion by Irsfeld, second by Jeziorski and carried to accept the quote from Student Assurance Services, Inc., for student accident insurance for Summer Recreation 2011, and the regular school year 2011-12. Other Business The possibility of a July 1, 2011 Government shutdown was discussed. The normal day-today function of the district will continue even with a shutdown. When essential services are determined, further consideration will be given. The board received an update on the summer work projects; boys/girls locker room renovations, pool project, outdoor steps from lower parking lot, cement replacement by football concessions, and the transplanting of evergreen trees for the west fields. Discussion was held concerning the condition of the softball dugouts, and the possibility of accessing the Twins Fields for Kids grant to help with the cost. The first Browerville Tigers Lettermens Club Golf Scramble fund raiser was reviewed by the members. The scramble is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the Double Eagle Golf Club. Bills Motion by Heid, second by Irsfeld and carried to approve vendor claims in the following accounts: General Fund: $318,289.18 Food Service: 20,770.90 Transportation: 36,985.90 Community Service: 4,591.56 Capital Expenditure: 80,007.55 Debt Service: 42,300.00 Trust and Agency: 5,426.07 Total 508,371.16 Motion by Bryniarski, second by Jeziorski and carried to approve the payment of petty cash disbursement in the amount of $ 24.16, check number: 82162, dated June 27, 2011. Motion by Jeziorski, second by Bryniarski and carried to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 P.M. Denis Irsfeld, Clerk I.S.D. # 787 Browerville Public School
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Attendance, and Outstanding Attendance program was explained and 10 students in grades 7-12 had perfect attendance this past year; and the Online curriculum opportunities for students was reviewed. Rachels Challenge an antibullying program was presented for the boards review and action. The program focuses on mutual respect, kindness, and students supporting students as a preventative to bullying. Rachels Challenge was developed by the parents of one of the students killed in the Columbine School shootings. Motion by Duncan, second by Bryniarksi and carried to approve the Agreement for Services with Rachels Challenge anti-bullying program for 2011-12. Mr. Schaefer reported on the May School Breakfast/Lunch program. Over 6,800 breakfasts and nearly 9,000 lunches were served by the food service staff. Lunch participation was 96%. Personnel Motion by Irsfeld, second by Iten and carried to approve the May 2011 personnel leaves as presented. Motion by Irsfeld, second by Bryniarski and carried to approve the addition of Kenley Johnson, and Benton Johnson to the roster of summer employees. Motion by Duncan, second by Heid and carried to approve the employment of Ella Bresson as Spanish instructor 1.0 FTE, salary and benefits per the Master Agreement I.S.D. #787, 2009-2011 for the 2011-12 school year. Motion by Heid, second by Bryniarski and carried to table action on the letter of retirement from Joe Brisson until the August 2011 regular board meeting. Old Business Motion by Iten, second by Irsfeld and carried to approve the budget revisions for the 2010-11 fiscal year. New Business Motion by Bryniarski, second by Duncan and carried to approve the call for quotes of dairy and bakery products for the 2011-12 school year. Motion by Duncan, second by Bryniarski and carried to approve the 2011-12 Lunch/ Breakfast rates at: K-12 Breakfast Free, Adults- $ 1.60 / K-12 Lunch $ 1.50, Adults $ 3.25, extra milk $.25. Motion by Heid, second by Duncan and carried to approve the 2011-12 Tiger Student Handbook as presented. Omnibus motion by Iten, second by Bryniarski and carried to renew membership in; Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA), Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) including policy services, National Joint Powers Association (NJPA), Resource Training and Solutions, and Lakes Area Cooperative for the 2011-12 school year. Motion by Duncan, second by Jeziorski to set admission rates for the 2011-12 home athletic events at: Adult Single Event $ 5.00 Adult Season Ticket $ 40.00 Student Single Event $ 2.00 Student Fall/Winter Pass $ 5.00 Age 65 and over Free

Todd County Commissioners Minutes Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on June 21, 2011
Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 21st day of June, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Blessing with all members present. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval of Agenda On motion by Kneisl and second by Ruda, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote to approve the agenda as amended with the following changes: Added to the agenda: 1. Resolution requesting approval from the Mn Department of Natural

Resources for the sale of tax forfeited lands. 2. Resolution establishing a policy related to payment of the Todd County curbside recycling subsidy. Routine Business On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the June 7, 2011 minutes as read. On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants #28122 - #28349 in the amount of $164,191.89. On motion by Kircher and seconded by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM GENERAL TO COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS WHEREAS, the 2011 budget for Todd Countys participation in the Todd-Wadena Community Corrections system has been approved at $272,084. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the transfer of the first half of the 2011 budget, $136,042, from the General Fund to Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Fund. On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FUND TO ROAD & BRIDGE FUND WHEREAS, money has been bonded for the purpose to purchase equipment and vehicles for the Highway Department. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve the transfer of $338,950.48, from the Building Construction Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund, which is the amount spent to purchase 2 Motor Grader Units and three pickups in the Highway Department. On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Neumann and Kircher voting against: RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CANCELLATION OF MOBILE HOME TAXES AS PER M.S. #277.24 WHEREAS, after much research has been conducted on the listed parcels, attached to this resolution, involving Mobile Homes, the County AuditorTreasurer has found they are not collectable, due to either being sold, removed, owners are no longer in the area or are deceased. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby grants permission to the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer to remove the Mobile Home taxes, per attached list, from the tax rolls, for the years listed, in the amount of $ 3,724.89. (List available in the Todd County Administrators Office). On motion by Neumann and seconded by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Kircher voting against: RESOLUTION REQUESTING APPROVAL FROM THE

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE SALE OF TAX FORFEITED LANDS WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Todd, State of Minnesota, desires to offer for sale certain parcels of land that have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for nonpayment of taxes. RESOLVED that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby requests approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands. (List available in the Todd County Administrators Office). Representative Mary Franson Representative Franson was present and spoke about the potential government shut down. Todd County Planning & Zoning On motion by Ruda and seconded by Neumann, the following CUP was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Kircher voting against: Willie & Emma Yoder. Site address: 17686 300th St. Clarissa, MN 56440. Parcel #13-0016900. Application to construct and operate a private school. On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kneisl, the following CUP was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Kircher voting against: Roman & Iva Gingerich - Site address: 45165 County 77, Bertha, MN 56437. Parcel #01-0032700. Application to construct and operate a private school to handle a maximum of 30 children. On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kircher, the following CUP was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Catherine Waldoch - Site address: 33244 335th Avenue, Cushing, MN 56443. Parcel #24-0041800. Application to operate a business of selling puppies. Todd County Sheriffs Department On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT POWERS AGREEMENTS WITH THE COUNTY OF TODD AND TODD COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WHEREAS, the County of Todd on behalf of the Todd County Sheriff s Office desires to enter into Joint Powers Agreements with the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to use systems and tools available over the States criminal justice data communications network for which the County is eligible. The Joint Powers Agreement further provides the County with the ability to add, modify and delete connectivity, systems and tools over the five year life of the agreement and obligates the County to pay the costs for the network connection. (Authorized representatives on file in the Todd County Administrators Office). On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: CENTRAL MINNESOTA DRUG AND GANG TASK FORCE WHEREAS, the Todd County Sheriff s Office is a member of

the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners sign the new Joint Powers Agreement with the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force. Todd County Public Health On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To accept the additional MN Statewide Health Improvement Project grant extension through September 30, 2011 and the additional grant dollars of $10,895.33. Todd County Development Corporation On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO TODD COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REVOLVING LOAN FUND WHEREAS, Todd County has been entrusted as the fiscal agent to hold funds for the purposes of establishing a revolving loan fund. WHEREAS, the Todd County Development Corporation has been awarded a matching grant from USDA Rural Development to establish a revolving loan fund for Todd County. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the transfer of revolving loan funds, in the amount of $113,020.78 plus interest, from Todd Countys revolving loan fund, to Todd County Development Corporations revolving loan fund. Closed Session On motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl, the Todd County Commissioners Meeting was recessed and went into closed session at 10:00 am to discuss employee matter. On motion by Ruda and second by Neumann, the Todd County Commissioners Meeting was resumed at 10:15 am. Chairman Blessing asked for a motion to approve the resignation of Mark Vigil with no response. On motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl, the Todd County Commissioners Meeting was recessed again and went into closed session at 10:35 am to discuss employee matter. On motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl, the Todd County Commissioners Meeting was resumed at 10:58 am. On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve settlement agreement with employee Mark Vigil, Sheriff s Office, JailerDispatcher and accept resignation. Todd County Administrator Discussion was held regarding sending a letter to the State Legislature and Governor regarding the potential State shutdown. It was agreed to direct the Administrator to write the letters and send them out. On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

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Lifeguards receive PALS/backboard training

By Tarissa Host. On Monday, July 11th the Browerville lifeguards were at the pool practicing back-boarding and learning to operate the new PAL lift chair that was recently added with the resurfacing of the pool. At the training session, the lifeguards learned to properly strap a person onto the backboard and get them out of the pool into the ambulance. Usually the lifeguards practice every month but because of their busy schedule they are a little behind. During the last couple months the pool has undergone a few crucial changes including a complete resurfacing, the addition of a PAL lift chair, and a platform that can be used with preschool lessons. The new PAL lift chair is federally recommended for handicap access into the pool. The new chair will allow someone who cannot get into the pool using stairs or ladders to get in and out of the pool with ease. Lets say someone had knee surgery and they needed to be in the pool to help with physical therapy, since swimming can be very beneficial in exercising bones without requiring too much physical work. The person could sit in the chair, which is electronically controlled, and easily raise or lower themselves into the pool. The pool was recently resurfaced with Epoxy ceramic tiles which require minimum maintenance and will allow the pool to open sooner each year. Before the pool could be opened for the summer previously, it needed to be repaired and re-painted. Since the pool has been resurfaced it will not need to be re-painted each year. The tiles also make the pool floor less slippery and help heat the pool because the dark tiles easily absorb heat from the sun. A platform was also added so the pre-school or level one class develop confidence in the big pool. The platform can be placed in the shallow end of the pool so that the pre-schoolers can touch bottom. The pool is very busy in the summer season with swimming lessons. There is still room available to sign up for August lessons, which will begin August 1st. Water aerobics began July 12th and will be every Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $2.00 a session.

Students participate in Special Olympics, attend Confidence Learning Center


Four students from the Browerville Special Olympics team attended the State Summer Games at the University of MN June 23-25. These students, along with other athletes from across the state, competed in a number of track and field events over the 3 days period. The Browerville athletes did very well at state bringing home 1 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals. We would like to thank the Browerville Lions, Browerville Knights of Columbus and Midwest Outdoor Unlimited from Long Prairie for their generous donations that allowed these athletes to compete at state Pictured above is Cortney Boyer, Megan Klaphake, David Johnson and Tory Schottenfeld.

Strawberry Cream Trifle


1 pkg (10.75 oz) frozen pound cake, thawed 1 qt. fresh strawberries 1 container (16 oz) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed 2 T. lemon juice 3 containers (8 oz each) blended strawberry yogurt 1 pkg (3.4 oz) cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided Cut pound cake into 1-in. cubes; set aside. Set aside one strawberry for garnish. Hull remaining strawberries and cut into quarters. Combine fresh and frozen strawberries; mix well. Whisk lemon juice, yogurt and pudding mix until smooth using whisk; immediately fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. To assemble trifle, place one-third of the pound cake cubes into bottom of Trifle Bowl. Top pound cake with one-third of the strawberry mixture. Top with half of the yogurt mixture, spreading evenly. Repeat layers one time. Top with remaining pound cake cubes and remaining strawberry mixture. To garnish, spread remaining whipped topping over top of trifle, forming a flat surface. Create strawberry fan with reserved strawberry; place on trifle.

The Browerville resource room summer school program once again enjoyed a 3 day trip to Confidence Learning Center outside Brainerd. While at camp the students become involved in a number of activities that include motor, social, academic and life skills. The class has been attending Confidence Learning Center for many years both in the winter and summer thanks to fund raising projects and generous donations. We would like to thank the Browerville Lions for their donation for many years that allows us this great opportunity. Pictured above is this years group along with volunteers from Camp Ripley who spent a day at camp with the class enjoying a variety of activities throughout the day.

Summer athletes have successful seasons

The Browerville Tiger 5th and 6th grade baseball team played in the Brooten Bonanza Fest Days Baseball Tournament last weekend and won the Championship. They played KMS, Elrosa and Sauk Center. CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!! Front row : Jesson Gould, Jacob Hillmer, Josh Jeziorski, Matthew May, Isaac Stearns, Harrison Christensen. Back row: Brad Blommel, Brendan Emery, Nate Petermeier, Hayden Host, Jordan Host, Taylor Kingston. Missing: Bryce Irsfeld Coach Petermeier and Coach Christensen

The Long Prairie Little League Champion Team - YANKEES Front row: Mitch Retka, Joe Fink, Jacob Hillmer, Jordan Host, Jose Back row: Coach Christensen, Jordan Gorder, Harrison Christensen, Austine Kleckner, Nate Petermeier, Abel, Taylor Kingston, Coach Hillmer

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 the Boards direction. State shutdown planning is proceeding as directed by the Board. The County Administrator is preparing a recommendation for the Board, including categories of State Essential, County Essential, County Priority, and County Value. The Leadership Team will be meeting on June 27 to discuss the Administrators recommendation. If the County Board or any commissioner wants any specific information regarding state shutdown from the County Administrator, the Administrator will provide said information to the greatest extent possible with the understanding that solid information is difficult to gain at this point given the uncertainty at the State level. Budget preparation for 2012 is continuing in concert with state shutdown procedures, and preparation will continue to be on schedule even given the increased volume of planning for state shutdown. Commissioners Report Nothing at this time. Adjourn On a motion by Ruda and seconded by Neumann the meeting was adjourned for the month of June. COMMISSIONER WARRANTS VENDOR NAME AMOUNT BARGEN INC 5,442.61 COBORNS 2,548.41 DELL MARKETING 10,234.10 FLEET SERVICES DIVISION 21,024.70 IVERSON REUVERS LLC 3,021.75 KINETIC LEASING INC 18,897.00 METRO SALES INC 2,823.09 METRO SALES INCORPORATED 2,542.03 MN STATE AUDITOR 6,938.00 MOTOROLA 38,333.00 NORTHERN BUSINESS 3,520.32 SHIRLEYS GAS & GROCERIES 2,832.49 STAPLES WORLD 2,686.07 TODD CO MIS DEPT 6,168.50 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $2000 37,179.82 FINAL TOTAL $164,191.89 On a motion by Ruda and second by Neumann the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held June 21, 2011 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on July 5, 2011 Witness my hand and seal Mark Blessing, County Board Chairperson Nathan Burkett, County Administrator Public Works On motion by Neumann and second by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DURING STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WHEREAS, Todd County has a current construction contract with Central Specialties, Inc. that includes multiple state aid construction projects on various Todd County highways. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners does hereby direct the Todd County Engineer/Public Works Director to continue working with Central Specialties, Inc. on the current contract for SAP 077601-018, SAP 077-604-012, SAP 077-608-007, SAP 077-645-002, SAP 077-646-006, SAP 077-651004, and CP 11:55 regardless of the State Government Shutdown based on a complete risk assessment of the complete current contract. Historic Courthouse On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To award the bid for the Todd County Historic Courthouse Project, Category 8 Doors to Mid Central Door of Waite Park, MN in the amount of $81,364.00. Earl Feuchtmann from Contegrity Group, Inc. gave a progress report and an update on field work orders. On a motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 am. On a motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held June 28, 2011 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on July 5, 2011 Witness my hand and seal Mark Blessing, County Board Chairperson Nathan Burkett, County Administrator ed by unanimous vote: Approval of the document Todd County, MN Drawdown Priorities as a guideline for drawdown of county services in the event of any emergency or catastrophic event which requires prioritization of the countys services for redistribution of resources to meet those essential priorities. (On file in the Administrators Office) The County Board held discussion about procedure to begin drawdown of County services in the event the State shutdown continues and remains in effect for a month or longer. The County Board directed by consensus that a motion be prepared for the July 19, 2011 regular County Board meeting directing reductions in services effective August 10, 2011. On a motion by Ruda and second by Neumann the meeting was adjourned at 9:58 am. On a motion by Neumann and second by Kircher the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held July 1, 2011 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on July 5, 2011 Witness my hand and seal Mark Blessing, County Board Chairperson Nathan Burkett, County Administrator
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A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING APPLICATION FOR STATE CAPITAL BONDING FUNDS FOR A SENIOR CENTER TO PROVIDE COUNTY WIDE BENEFIT IN THE AREAS OF SENIOR NUTRITION, HEALTHY LIVING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHEREAS, Todd County has one of the highest median ages in the State of Minnesota. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners supports application to the State of Minnesota for a capital bonding request for 2012, and commits support to the planning and implementation of programs and facilities to ensure the vitality of the senior community in Todd County. On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING PERFORMANCE MEASURES WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Minnesota has created a performance measurement program. RESOLVED, that this resolution be contingent upon receipt of the $.14 per capita aid outlined in Minnesota Statute for participating in this program. On motion by Kircher and seconded by Ruda, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. of St. Cloud, MN for up to $12,500 to upgrade the control systems in the County buildings. On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Ruda, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Option 1 to adopt the proposal to create a Property Records and Taxpayer Services Division and direct County Administration to take appropriate action to implement changes and to approve Option 3 to approve filling one PRTS generalist position. On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A POLICY RELATED TO PAYMENT OF THE TODD COUNTY CURBSIDE RECYCLING SUBSIDY WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners has set aside funding as a subsidy to licensed Todd County solid waste haulers for the purposes of partially offsetting the costs to collect recyclables at residential sites. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners establishes the following policy as it relates to payment of the Todd County Curbside Recycling Subsidy, effective immediately upon passage of this resolution. (Policy on file in the Administrators Office). Administrators Report Construction at the Historic Courthouse is moving along. We have found several items that will require change order including some soils issues in the area under the parking lot. Requests for Category 5, Doors, have been sent out by Contegrity, and they are working on an RFP for roofing services in accordance with

TODD COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 215 First Ave. South Long Prairie, Minnesota PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday July 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM the Todd County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners board room, Main Street Govt Center, 347 Central Ave, Long Prairie, Minnesota to consider the following applications: Michael & Judith Weisser Fairy Lake (1.97 acres) beg at a pt 18 ft E of NE Cor of Lot 7 Perkins Subd, Section 20, Kandota Township. Variance to add 24x35 ft onto the existing garage. Addition to be 24 feet from the road right-ofway instead of the required 35 feet and to be 80 feet from the lake instead of the required 150 feet. Also to add to deck and enclose a portion of existing deck which is 70 feet from the lake instead of the required 150 feet. All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on these matters. Todd County Board of Adjustment Loren Miller, Chairman

NOTICE
Little Elk Town Board will meet Thursday, July 28, at 9 am, at the town hall. L.J. Abrahamson, clerk

Ruffed grouse counts still high


The grouse population is probably still near the high end of the 10year cycle because drumming counts this spring were between the values observed during 2009 and 2010, said Mike Larson, DNR research scientist and grouse biologist. Drum counts from the last three years havent followed the same smooth pattern as during the previous two peaks in the cycle, but relatively small changes in the index may be due to factors other than the density of grouse. Those factors could include weather, habitat conditions, observer ability and grouse behavior. Ruffed grouse populations, which tend to rise and fall on a 10-year cycle, are surveyed by counting the number of male ruffed grouse heard drumming on established routes throughout the states forested regions. This year observers recorded 1.7 drums per stop statewide. The averages during 2009 and 2010 were 2.0 and 1.5 drums per stop, respectively. Counts vary from about 0.8 drums per stop during years of low grouse abundance to about 1.9 during years of high abundance. Changes in drumming counts compared to those during 2010 were not statistically significant. The averages, however, increased 18 percent in the northeast survey region, the core and bulk of grouse range in Minnesota, to 1.9 drums per stop. They also increased 16 percent to 2.1 drums per stop in the northwest and 32 percent to 0.4 drums per stop in the southeast. Grouse counts decreased 17 percent to 0.8 drums per stop in the central hardwoods region. Minnesota frequently is the nations top ruffed grouse producer. On average, 115,000 hunters harvest 545,000 ruffed grouse in Minnesota each year, making it the state's most popular game bird. During the peak years of 1971 and 1989, hunters harvested more than 1 million ruffed grouse. Michigan and Wisconsin, which frequently field

Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on July 1,2011
Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 1st day of July, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Blessing with all members present. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval of Agenda On a motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl, the agenda was approved as proposed. State Shutdown The County Board held a discussion on the State Shutdown and its effects on the County. The County Administrator reviewed financial information and information from the Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health and the ruling of Judge Kathy Gearin of June 29, 2011 ordering the continuance of certain essential services. On motion by Ruda and second by Kneisl, the following resolution was introduced and adopt-

Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on June 28, 2011
Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 28th day of June, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Blessing with all members present. Pledge of Allegiance was waived.

more hunters than Minnesota, round out the top three states in ruffed grouse harvest. One reason for the Minnesotas status as a top grouse producer is an abundance of aspen and other ruffed grouse habitat, much of it located on county, state and national forests, where public hunting is allowed. An estimated 11.5 million of the state's 16.3 million acres of forest are grouse habitat. For the past 62 years, DNR biologists have monitored ruffed grouse populations. This year, DNR staff and cooperators from 15 organizations surveyed 125 routes across the state. Sharp-tailed grouse counts decrease slightly Sharp-tailed grouse counts in the northwest survey region decreased approximately 16 percent between 2010 and 2011, Larson said. Counts in the east-central region declined approximately 18 percent. Observers look for male sharptails displaying on traditional mating areas, called leks or dancing grounds. This years statewide average of 10.2 grouse counted per dancing ground was similar to the long-term average since 1980. Last years average of 10.7 grouse per dancing ground was down from the 2009 average of 13.6, which was as high as during any year since 1980. During the last 25 years, the sharp-tailed grouse index has been as low as seven birds counted per dancing ground. Overall, sharp-tail populations appear to have declined over the long term as a result of habitat deterioration. In recent years, the DNR has increased prescribed burning and shearing that keep trees from overtaking the open brush lands that sharp-tailed grouse need to thrive. The DNRs 2011 grouse survey report, which contains information on ruffed grouse and sharp-tailed grouse, is available online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/grouse.

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AROUND THE COUNTY

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sheriffs Report
On July 1, at 8:46 am, a report of a theft on Hackberry Road, just west of County 1, was received. Central Specialties, Inc. reported a 13 hp Honda portable water pump had been stolen , along with a five gallon gas can that had been on the roadside. On July 2, at approx. 5:03 pm, Paul Fruechte lost contol of his truck on County 104 and entered the ditch, deploying the air bags. He was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. On July 5, Sylvan Shores Properties reported that a wooden gate had been stolen from their private boat access to the lake. On July 8, at 11:33 am, Brittney Anderson reported her son, Brayden, age 3, was missing from their residence on 251st Ave, Browerville (near Horseshoe Lake.) Brayden had been inside the house with the family dog, left the home and wandered away. The boy and dog were found by Mike Jeziorski and Dave Asmus along County 16 and the cornfield near the Asmus residence at approx. 12:16 pm. Browerville Fire Dept., Long Prairie Fire Dept., John Petron and farm employees, and many friends and neighbors assisted in the search. The Anderson family would like to thank all who assisted in finding Brayden. At 12:59 pm, July 8, Theodore Sweep, rural Clarissa, reported his 1986 Dodge pickup had been damaged while parked on Main St. in Clarissa, near Lines Building Center Warehouse. The left rear tail light lens and cover were broken. The incident occurred between 9 am and 12:50 pm. On July 9, at 1:03 am, the sheriffs office received a report from Sergio Gallo, WI, of a roll over accident. Gallow had swerved to avoid striking two deer with his Ford Mustang on Hwy 287, near 220th St., lost control of the vehicle, hit a field approach, and rolled several times. The car was a total loss. Gallo was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries. MN State Patrol and Long Prairie Police assisted at the scene. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to contact the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-732-2157 or 1-800-7945733.

By Rin Porter, District One Commission Member and Vice Chair

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) June 28: Christopher J. Holmquist, Long Prairie, made his first court appearance on charges of terroristic threats, interfere with a 911 call, domestic assault, and fifth degree assault. His next court date is scheduled for July 11. July 1: Johnathan E. Worrall, address unknown, appeared in court on charges of first and second degree criminal sexual assault. His next court date is July 11.

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Rachel R. Bennett, Corcoran, possess marijuana-$135.00; possess drug paraphernalia-$50.00 Melissa S. Engebretson, Melrose, 65/55-$125.00 Adam J. Fearing, Long Prairie, fail to stop-$135.00 Justin S. Mumm, Staples, no seat belt used-$110.00; possess marijuana-$150.00; possess drug paraphernalia-$50.00 Michael J. Poplin, Hewitt, 70/55-$145.00 Long Prairie Police April M. Garcia, Long Prairie, no drivers license-$185.00 Ana Y. Juarez, Long Prairie, drive w/o license-$185.00; no child seat used-$50.00 Marco A. A. Martinez, Long Prairie, expired registration$115.00 Kimberly M. Moore-Craft, Largo, FL, speed-$145.00 Staples Police Joshua J. Peterson, Staples, no seat belt used-$110.00 Adam L. Tymeson, Mpls, possess drug paraphernalia-$135.00 Eagle Bend Police Kent D. Jacobson, Pennock, no seat belt used-$110.00 Bertha Police Jon D. Eide, Blaine, 70/60$125.00 MN State Patrol Jason R. Medhaug, Veblen, SD, 74/55-$145.00 Andrea W. Belt, St. Paul, 91/70$225.00 Hillary Bui, Grand Forks, ND, 94/70-$225.00 Pratap B. Chittineni, Plymouth, 79/60-$145.00 Travis P. Degier, Alexandria,

window restrictions-$135.00 Bruce F. Jenkinson, New Hope, 80/70-$125.00 James C. Maus, Benson, no annual inspection-$185.00 Dawn M. Niles, Alexandria, no valid license-$185.00 Daniel D. Reiman, Badger, SD, 82/70-$135.00 Jeremy J. Vankoevering, Long Prairie, no license plates-$115.00

The Todd County Planning Commission held a public hearing on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 PM in the Main Street Government Center. Present were: Commission members Jim Pratt, Chair; Mike Wiener, Lloyd Graves, Gene Irsfeld, and Rin Porter, Vice Chair; and board liaison Commissioner Gerry Ruda. Staff present were Chris Arendt and Linda Bleess. Six agenda items were discussed and voted on. The results of the Commissions deliberations are as follows: 1. Scott and Jennifer Gove, Developer; Mark and Peggy Ann Berg, Property Owners: application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and a Preliminary Plat for Larry Back Lot on Mound Lake consisting of 3.42 acres to be divided into two residential non-riparian lots which meet and exceed size requirements. The property is located in a shoreland district in Section 2 of Grey Eagle Township. This application was tabled at the June 9th meeting for wetland delineation and a letter from the Grey Eagle Township Board. Both these requests were met. The Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP and the Preliminary Plat to the county board. 2. Michael and Judith Brick: Application for a CUP to create a one-lot residential subdivision and for a Preliminary Plat for Brick Addition consisting of 3.36 acres with a buildable area of 1.88 acres in a lakeshore zone (Lady Lake) in Section 31 of Burnhamville Township. The Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP and the Preliminary Plat to the county board. 3. James and Marie Noska: Application for a CUP to increase an existing feedlot from 188 animal units to 240 units of dairy cattle, in Section 14 of Iona Township in an Agriculture-Forestry 1 zoning district in a shoreland district. The feedlot will be modified to include a manure stacking slab, an open lot to be filtered, an open lot to be turned to pasture, and a large vegetated filter strip to control feedlot runoff. The

Noskas milk 46 cows and feed 40 steers. They are working with the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to manage their feedlot and install the improvements according to feedlot rules. 4. Daniel and Sarah Hershberger: Application for a CUP after-the-fact to operate a sawmill doing custom work in Section 9 of Germania Township in an Agriculture-Forestry 1 District. Mr. Hershberger set up his sawmill and began his business operation without a permit. He stated at the public hearing that he did not know that a permit was required. The Commission voted 3 to 2 to recommend approval of the CUP to the county board, and not to impose a fine. 5. Jeff and Steven Kobliska: Application for an after-thefact CUP for Mining and Excavating to remove about 6,000 cubic yards of soil from two residential lots in Block 10, Pine Island Heights, in Sylvan Shores, Sections 30-31 of Fawn Lake Township. The two applicants have already removed about 4,000 cubic yards of soil and transported it to their hot mix asphalt plant near Staples. They cut down a large number of mature trees and destroyed a hill in the lakeshore district without notification or permitting by the DNR, the SWCD, the county, or the Sylvan Shores Property Owners Association (SSPOA). The Commission condemned these actions and ordered the Kobliskas to be present at an inspection to be arranged with the DNR, the SWCD, the SSPOA, and the Planning Commission as soon as possible. The application was tabled to August to allow time for the inspection. The CUP will not be approved and the applicants will be required to restore the lots they have damaged. 6. Stella Christensen and Todd Smith: Application for an after-the-fact CUP to operate a welding and fabrication, equipment repair, and blacksmithing business from their home in Section 26 of Staples Township in an Agriculture-Forestry 1 district. The applicants neighbor appeared before the board to request that the applicants remove items belonging to them from the property line between his and their parcels. The ELRM office staff has had prior dealings with these applicants ans had difficulty in obtaining their compliance with the county zoning ordinance. The Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP with six conditions, including removal of the items from the property line before the CUP is issued by the ELRM office. The next meeting of the Todd County Planning Commission is scheduled for Thursday, August 4, at 6:30 PM at the Main Street Government Center.

Property Transfers
WTY Adeyinka Adesida etux to Elizabeth A Adesida and James B Laumann Trustees of the Elizabeth A Adesida Irrevocable Trust dated 5-23-2011, deed dated 5-23-11 Lots 13, 20, 21 Blk 10 Fawn Lake Meadows rec 6-30-11 QCD Richard H Allen etux to Randy A Wilson 6-24-11 Lot 8 Blk 3 New Hampton Add to Staples rec 6-30-11 LIMITED WTY Federal National Bank Assn to Dennis C Bremer etal 6-17-11 Lot 14 Blk 8 Pine Island Heights rec 6-30-11 WTY-JT Mark K Woeste etal to Neil J Wielenberg etal 6-29-11 pt of S2NW4 1-129-34 Rec 6-30-11 QCD-JT Jean Donna Morrissey nka Jean Donna Greenwaldt etu to Jean Donna Greenwaldt etux 6-3011 pt of SE4SE4 12-131-35 rec 630-11 WTY-JT John E Woldstad etux to Stephen Reynolds etux 06-29-11 Lot 1 Buelow Point rec 07-01-11 PR DEED-JT James E Bachmann & Connie L Webberpersonal representatives of the Estate of David Joseph Urness to Dale R Kutzke et al 06-17-11 Lots 3 & 4 Blk 1 Gerlachs Subdivision rec 7-1-11

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our lakes and rivers exceed safe mercury levels and nearly all fish contain traces of mercury, causing fish advisories statewide, Botzek added. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to issue air quality standards for pollutants that harm human health and the environment, by limiting pollutants from industrial facilities, power plants and vehicle tailpipes. Recently, several U.S. senators and representatives have introduced bills to handcuff, block, or delay the EPA s efforts to reduce carbon, mercury, and toxic air pollution. The Clean Air Act has been an incredibly useful tool for protecting trout and salmon populations in Minnesota and across the country, including by substantially reducing acid rain," said John Lenczewski, Executive Director of Minnesota Trout Unlimited. We believe that the EPA can use the Clean Air Act in a similar fashion to reduce the level of mercury contamination in Minnesota fish, he added. According to MPCA reports, approximately 90 percent of the mercury that falls in Minnesota originates from sources outside the state and coal producing fired power plants is the single largest source of mercury contamination in the United States. The pollution settles on lakes, rivers, and forests where it finds its way into the flesh of fish and other wildlife, Lenczewski continued. (According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, more than 95 percent of Minnesota waters which have been tested for mercury in fish filets are contaminated and are subject to a fish consumption advisory. Every angler should be alarmed that some legislators are pushing bills which would prevent us from getting mercury out of the fish which we want to share with our families, Lenczewski noted. Unless Congress leaves the EPA alone to enforce the Clean Air Act, Minnesota s traditional shore lunch is at risk, Lenczewski concluded. ( Mercury pollution not only affects fishing in Minnesota, it is also affecting hunting, said Shawn Nelson, President of FowlNation, LCC, a Minnesota based young water fowlers organization. Mercury in the air and soils and in waters is affecting the duck hunting opportunities in our state and that is not good for any Minnesotan especially the young hunters of the future, he added. The letter also outlines the role of climate change in fundamentally altering the environment and putting our outdoor heritage at risk.

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Minnesota s hunters and anglers urge Congress to protect clean air


Local sportsmen and environmental groups have joined together to oppose efforts to weaken one of our nation s most critical health and environmental protections. The groups released a letter signed by more than 350 groups from across the U.S. calling on Congress to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to hold polluters accountable and back off House and Senate attacks on the Clean Air Act. Citing the law s bipartisan origins, the signers said that the act has a long history of success in reducing pollution such as acid rain and smog that threatens fish and wildlife and their habitats. But today, as the EPA strives to reduce airborne toxins that cause mercury contamination and limit carbon pollution, the Clean Air Act faces new threats from a number of bills in Congress. Congressional attacks on the Clean Air Act ignore what Americans need and want, said Mark Peterson, Vice President/Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota. More than 155 million Americans live in areas that fail to meet clean air standards, while airborne pollutants like mercury foul our fish and waterways. I expect Congress to protect our air and water and health, not gut the protections we worked so hard to put in place, Peterson concluded. The airborne toxins that the EPA wants to reduce spew out of smokestacks and contaminate our waters, said Gary Botzek, Executive Director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation. Most of

Curbing the EPA s authority to cut greenhouse gas emissions has been a major focus of some in Congress. Last month the Senate blocked four amendments aimed at disabling the EPA s initiatives to curb climate change. Earlier this year, the National Wildlife Federation issued a game changers study, reporting that America s remarkable storehouse of wildlife is threatened by the double whammy of climate change and toxic air pollutants. Anglers across the country are getting out on the water this spring, hoping to hook the big one. But this fundamental American pastime is being ruined by pollution that is causing harmful mercury levels in many fish, said Danielle Korpalski, Midwest Regional Outreach Coordinator of the National Wildlife Federation. Our message to Congress is simple. Let the EPA do its job and clean up the pollution that fouls our rivers, streams and lakes, Korpalski added. Botzek urged all Minnesotans to contact their two senators and their representative in Washington, DC urging them to support the EPA in its mercury standards work. The work the EPA does in 2011 or is not allowed to do because of Congressional action can and will affect future generations, Botzek added. The unique partnership of America s sportsmen and women, ranging from outfitters to hunters, fly shop owners to foresters, and resort managers to birdwatchers in Minnesota are calling on Congress to protect the landmark Clean Air Act and ensure our outdoor legacy for future generations.

Pete Berscheit, Veteran Service Officer 347 Central Ave Suite 3, Long Prairie, MN 56347 pete.berscheit@co.todd.mn.us 320-732-4419 Veteransyouve earned health care benefits, so use them!
Minnesota has over 400,000 Veterans, yet only about half use their VA health care benefits. To assist Veterans, their spouses and families in learning about and accessing VA health care benefits, representatives from the St. Cloud VA Health Care System will be available during the Veteran Enrollment Campaign at the American Legion in Long Prairie on July 20th, from 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. The Legion Post is located at 714 Commerce Road. Veterans from all eras are invited to take this opportunity to learn more about VA health care benefits! While eligibility rules vary based on individual circumstances, the basic requirement is that a person must have served in the active military. Reservists and National Guard members may also qualify for health care benefits if they were ordered to active duty. For most Veterans, entry into the VA health care system begins with a simple written application. Applications and additional information will be available at the Enrollment Campaign, or you may call the St. Cloud VA Health Care System eligibility office at 320-255-6340 or visit www.stcloud.va.gov/patients/eligibility. Applications and information are also available from the Todd County Veteran Service, Monday Friday 8-4:30 or you can call 320-732-4418. In the Staples area you can stop and see Teresa on Tuesdays from 9-3:30 or call 218-894-3983.

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Job Title: Writer-researcher Job Description: Collection, research & writing for two planning projects. Candidate will have strong research, writing and editing skills. Intern will read, analyze and condense copious amount of information into summary reports. Preference given to those with an interest in Community & Economic Development, familiar with at least part of the region and possessing strong computer skills. Beginning Date: Starting salary: Employer: Address: August 15th for up to 12 weeks, 25 hours per week $10.00 per hour Region Five Development Commission 403 Prairie Ave NE; Suite 100 Staples, MN 56479 Phone: 218-894-3233 Contact person: Anne Hanson Email: ahanson@regionfive.org Call for full job description, applications due by August 1st

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Five Wings Arts Council announces grant awards


The Five Wings Arts Council, one of eleven regional arts councils throughout Minnesota, recently awarded grant funding for individual artists, schools and arts organizations in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties. One area student artist received a mentorship award. Toby Deuel of Pillager will study clay and ceramics with mentor Kevin Matthews of Brainerd. Area artists receiving funding are: Vonnie Tuomala, Staples, $1980, painting.; Lamplighter Community Theatre, Staples; Madhatters Community Theatre, Wadena; Staples Area Mens Chorus and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council; Freshwater Education Districts Gifted, Creative and Talented Department ($4410) for visual arts workshops; Staples Elementary School ($5000) for the After School Art Adventures program; Central Lakes College

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Thank you to all my friends and relatives who came to my birthday party and for the gifts, cards, and money. What a surprise--considering they planned it for a year. Thanks to sneakies Pete and Jan for all the planning and hard work and cooking to put on such a good meal. Also our other kids for traveling so far to make it a wonderful day. I really enjoyed it. God bless each and everyone one of you my friends. Mary Ann Bauer _____________________________

CARDS OF THANKS
A heartfelt thank you to our family, relatives, friends, neighbors, for the cards, phone calls, visits, food, flowers, gift certificates, memorials, prayers, and masses. Thank you to the VFW and VFW Auxiliary #1140 for providing space and lunch after the memorial service. Thank you Fr. Rich Walz for the beautiful service, Jonathan Walz and his son for music and assisting Fr. Rich. Mike and Heidi Iten for going above and beyond, your kindness and caring is so much appreciated. Thank you all for all you have done at the time of Jacobs death and now for our sister, daughter and sister-in-law. God bless each and everyone of you. The family of Terri Karolus _____________________________ We would like to say thank you to all who sent cards, messages, and prayers in the loss of our sister and sister-in-law, St. Cloud Hospital, Father Zimmerman, funeral lunch, Sandy Blenkush and Unity Choir, casket bearers. Family of Linda Sovich Tony & Kae, George & Margaret, Richard, Alvina, Jerry & Dani, Jane & Randy _____________________________ Thank you Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op for erecting the Osprey nesting platform in Little Elk Twp. near Mill Lake. Thanks for all the other platforms youve put up, its a very nice gesture that your company has done this. Thank you. Little Elk resident and wildlife lover _____________________________

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Christ the King Catholic Parish and School in Browerville is seeking a full time Custodial Engineer. This employee provides routine maintenance, renovates, restores, and sees to the upkeep of the buildings, grounds, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems of the parish and school. Qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent, boiler's license, own transportation for job-related responsibilities, and in good physical health. Applications must be received by July 25. Job begins August 15, 2011. Contact Christ the King Parish for more information or to receive an applicajy14c tion at 320-594-6114.
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Relay, continued
up as a fund-raiser. Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against disease. The Relay For Life event is the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. The Relay began in 1985 with Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, who wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office and build support for all of his patients who had battled cancer. He ran and walked around a track for 24 hours straight to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Klatts friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. Throughout the night, they would donate $25 each to run or walk with Dr. Klatt for 30 minutes. His efforts raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Klatts passion has evolved into the worlds largest movement to end the disease. Every year more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with communities in twenty other countries, gather to participate in these events and raise much- needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Celebrate, remember, and fight back are the themes that link all Relays across the globe together. The Long Prairie Area Relay For Life, which includes Long Prairie, Browerville, Grey Eagle, Burtrum, and surrounding areas, takes place at the Long Prairie- Grey Eagle High School Track every year. The Long Prairie Relay For Life was first established in 2002 and has taken place each year after for 10 years. The event officially begins at 5:00 p.m. with the Opening Ceremonies. There is a welcoming, a presentation of flags, the pledge of allegiance, national anthem, and an invocation. This years speaker will be Sev Blenkush who will be speaking about his ten years of co-chairing the relay as well as his own fight as a cancer survivor. After recognitions are given, there will be the Survivors Lap which will take place on the track. The Survivors Lap represents celebration. It is an inspirational time in which cancer survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate victories theyve achieved over cancer. There were an estimated 11.7 million cancer survivors in the United States as of January 1, 2007. Today that number is a lot larger with technology advancements and research breakthroughs. At dusk the luminaria ceremony begins, which represents remembrance. After dark small bags, about 1/2 full of sand with a lit candle inside, are placed around the track. The bags are decorated in memory of survivors or in honor of those who did not survive. Participants then take a lap around the track in silence, as people remember those who have battled cancer can grieve and find healing. After the luminaria ceremony each team continues to keep at least one member on the track for the duration of the Relay, which ends at 5:00 a.m. The event goes throughout the night to indicate cancers persistence. Cancer is with us 24/7 and provides no respite. said cochairmen Sev Blenkush. Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where members make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. Thats not all that will be happening at the Relay. There will be entertainment. A DJ who will provide music throughout the night, and a movie will be shown. A variety of food will be served that has been donated by local businesses. There will also be a silent auction from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. If the weather cooperates the event will be held at the Long Prairie- Grey Eagle Track. If not, the event will take place in the Long Prairie High School commons area. Everyone is invited to the event. You do not have to be on a team to participate and join in the festivities. Many people just come to watch and show their support. Chairmen Sev Blenkush and Deb Clasemann will also be speaking on the KEYL radio station once a month about the fight against cancer. They will be speaking about ways to prevent cancer such as sun safety, getting tested, quit smoking, and eating right. Many may have heard them on July 12th. If you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and how you can contribute, go to www.relayforlife.org/longprairiemn.

Tri-Parish community welcomes Father Peter VanderWeyst


The Browerville, Clarissa, and Bertha Catholic parishes welcome Father Peter VanderWeyst, who replaced Father Ralph Zimmerman. Father Peter, 35, originally from St. Steven, Minnesota, was assigned to the tri-parish community by the bishop. He was ordained on June 16, 2007. Fr. Peter said" I felt God was calling me to be a priest." He spent two years as a priest in St. Cloud, then spent two years in the cluster of Assumption parishes in Morris, St. Mary's parish, Chokio, and St. Charles parish, Herman. Fr. Peter's hobbies include pitching horseshoes, fishing, artwork, and general sports. If you would like to get to know Fr. Peter masses are held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Browerville, and 7:30 p.m. in Bertha, Sunday at 8:00 a.m. in Browerville and 10:00 a.m. in Clarissa, or on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in Browerville.

Right: Father Peter VanderWeyst, replaced Father Ralph Zimmerman as tri-parish priest

Treasurer Karen Bush said she expected employees from her department to apply for the generalist positions. Recorder Cheryl Perish said hiring internal employees will be more efficient because they already have some training. County Administrator Nathan Burkett said the creation of three new positions will actually save the County $102,000 this year. He said the three departments had budgeted that amount to hire two new employees in 2011. By creating the generalist positions and using existing employees it is hoped there will be no need to hire new employees, Burkett said. The new combined department will likely be called Property Records and Taxpayer Services. The new department will have a total of fourteen employees. That is fewer employees than the three departments previously had. STATE SHUT DOWN County Administrator Burkett said a judge is reviewing a number of state services that have been discontinued because of the budget impasse. The judge will determine if the services are essential. Among the services being reviewed by the judge are services to children, the elderly, and the mentally ill. If the services are deemed essential it may lessen the revenue Todd County will lose during the shut down, according to Burkett. At a special meeting July 1, Burkett estimated the county would loose approximately $37,000 per month during the shut down. COUNTY BILLS Commissioners agreed to pay a total of $761,114.90 in bills. Among them was a $34,142.31 quarterly payment for tipping fees at the Morrison County landfill. SHERIFF Commissioners accepted the recommendation of Sheriff Pete Mikkelson to change the name of Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board to Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board. The board is a joint powers board run by a number of central Minnesota counties. The name change came about because the board will now be involved in more emergency services than just radio services, according to Bob Cuchna of the Sheriff s office. DATA PRACTICES Commissioners reviewed a draft data practices and privacy policy for Todd County. The policy would govern public access to the countys government data as well as the rights of people who are subjects of that data. The draft policy was created with the help of departmental heads from seven different departments.

County continues consolidating offices


By Tim King Todd County Commissioners took another step in merging the Auditor-Treasure, Recorder, and Assessors offices at their Tuesday July 5 board meeting. At the recommendation of department heads, commissioners agreed to create a total of three generalist positions that work across departmental lines depending on work needs in each of the three departments. At their June 21 meeting they agreed to create one generalist position that would move between departments as needed. The July 5 action will add two more generalist positions. The creation of three generalist positions will not increase the county payroll. The positions will only be advertised internally to county employees. Auditor-

A large group of volunteers helped search for three year old Brayden Anderson last Friday afternoon near Horseshoe Lake. The child was found a short time later.