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MYSTERY NOVEL: Author researches Marine history. PAGE 7

Gammelgarden gears up for Midsommar Dag BY SUZANNE LINDGREN EDITOR@COUNTRYMESSENGER.COM

Trapeze please! When driving north on Olinda Trail into Scandia astute observers might catch a glimpse a large trapeze net. And on any given day one might see people flying high in the sky. A lively group of

roughly 50 flyers, the Embrace Adrenaline Flying Trapeze Club of Scandia meets twice a week to strengthen their bodies and minds. Flying trapeze is a great way to enhance your exercise routine and gain

strength and coordination while connecting the whole body, core and mind. It’s also great for team building. Representatives from Embrace Adrenaline will speak on the techniques, equipment

and their love for this sport at the Hay Lake School Museum, June 26, during the second installment of the Hay Lake Speaker Series. They will also cover

In Sweden, the sun barely sets as midsummer approaches. In the country’s northern reaches, it doesn’t set at all. Attuned to the rhythms of nature, Swedes abandon city streets to celebrate Midsummer Eve in the countryside, using high summer as the kickoff to five-week holidays. On rural thoroughfares, “queues of cars stretch away into the distance,” according to Sweden’s official website, sweden.se, “and at the end of the road, family and friends wait among silver birches in full, shimmering bloom.” Though night does fall on Midsummer Eve in Minnesota and Americans aren’t known to follow any celebration with a five-week vacation, ScanSEE GAMMELGARDEN, PAGE 6

SEE TRAPEZE, PAGE 2

Does Scandia need LATV? BY SUZANNE LINDGREN EDITOR@COUNTRYMESSENGER.COM

Will Scandia continue to air government meetings, community events and high school sports on cable television – or has the medium become obsolete? For months, Scandia officials have been considering whether to leave the Forest Lake Cable Commission, citing reasons from the recent resignations of top commission staff to the city’s ability to broadcast meetings and events online without going through the cable commission. Three potential outcomes emerged June 9 when Scandia representatives met with officials from Forest Lake and Columbus – the other two cities with a stake in the commission and its two stations, LATV 10 and Ranger 20 – to discuss the future of the public

access cable channels.

community events.

Option 1: Keep the Joint Powers Agreement

Option 3: Dissolution with limited partnership

This option would require hiring a new executive director and office manager at LATV and either renewing the current lease or finding a new space to rent. Filming schedules and programming would continue as usual. If one city decides to withdraw from the agreement, the budget would need to be reevaluated to account for the future loss of franchise and public education government (PEG) fees.

Under this plan, the three cities would dissolve the Joint Powers Agreement and reestablish a simplified partnership focused on government programming. Subscribers would still have access to channels 10 and 20, but broadcasts would be adjusted. Early estimates indicate this option would cost $30,000 annually – saving more than $100,000 per year by streamlining services, reducing staff hours and overhead, and eliminating rent.

Option 2: Dissolve the Joint Powers Agreement If the current Joint Powers Agreement were dissolved completely, each city would be responsible for filming and airing its own government meetings and

Smarter and better “There was a lot of conversation about how we can do this smarter and better and reach more people,” said Scandia’s city SEE LATV, PAGE 5

GAMMELGÅRDEN MUSEUM

This year, blacksmiths from a metalsmiths guild will demonstrate their craft during Midsommar Dag. Internationally renowned wood carver Harley Refsal will also have a booth at the art fair.

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the Record of Decision, Findings of Fact, and Conclusions, and declared no need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rehabilitation of Ostrum Trail North (County State Aid Highway 4), and the reconstruction of Broadway Street/ Maple Street (CSAH 4) in Marine on St. Croix June 7. The overall goal of the CSAH 4 rehabilitation and reconstruction project is to improve pavement condition, improve drainage and surface water management, and enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety by providing consistent shoulders and a continuous sidewalk. A Discretionary Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) evaluated the project's potential social, environmental and economic impacts, and mitigation measures. The purpose of the EAW is to determine if an Environmental Impact Statement is

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needed for the project. The EAW was distributed in April 2016 to the appropriate agencies and copies were available for public review. Those commenting on the EAW were sent responses, and the information is included in the Record of

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Decision document. The roadway has just more than 1,000 vehicle trips each day, and a number of deficiencies, including steep grades and geometric challenges, stormwater drainage issues, limited pedestrian facilities and poor

pavement condition. The county staff has worked with residents and city staff from Marine, as well as business owners, and civic groups. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has been involved in the plans, as has the local watershed district, a local church and private utility companies. Project goals have included stakeholder involvement, as well as replacement of the deteriorated pavement, increased safety for all, including pedestrians and bicycle riders, and improvement of stormwater drainage in the area. It is also expected that the work should be done while protecting the natural resources in the area and retaining the historic village character of the area. A number of open houses have been conducted, and the project has gained support from the city and church councils.

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utdoor summer sports, such as biking and swimming, are so fun! Being more active in summer makes me think about eating healthy. I have many friends who are into competitive summer sports. I like to run, swim and bike, too—just not competitively anymore. When my friends train hard, their lives are filled with workouts and healthy food. Even though I don’t compete, I still eat and train like they do. I want to be able to keep up with them on the trail or in the water. When summer rolls around, I start eating very healthy. The first thing to go is anything with sugar in Wild Chow it. I have been experimenting with making breads and cakes without Lisa Erickson refined sugar. Since bananas are naturally sweet, I started making banana cakes without any added white sugar. The results were fantastic. Even my boys liked it! My next goal was to reduce the amount of refined white flour. In the past, when I baked with just whole wheat or some other flour, the results were baked goods that were gritty or felt sandy in your mouth. Sometimes the bread would even fall a part. Last winter I discovered coconut flour. It bakes up nicely and adds a subtle hint of coconut, tricking my brain into thinking what I’m eating is sweeter than it actually is. I decided to play up the coconut for more reasons than just the sweetness. It’s a healthy fat. I added coconut flakes and coconut oil. I also added walnuts for added crunch and its healthy fats. Enjoy the summer to its fullest. Eat healthy and play hard.

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how anyone has the opportunity to give it a try, from young to old, they have a “family club” concept for all. The event, hosted by

the Washington County Historical Society, is free to the public; donations will be accepted. The will hold on the 2nd installment of the “Hay Lake Speaker Series.”

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Embrace Adrenaline Flying Trapeze Club WHAT: Local trapeze club members explain what they do and why WHEN: Sun., June 26, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Hay Lake School Museum (14020 195th Street N, Marine on St Croix) DETAILS: Free; no registration required

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4 bananas 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed slightly to an oil consistency. 2 eggs 1 Tbsp vanilla 3/4 cup coconut flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or macadamia nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add the coconut oil and mix on medium speed. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla.

In another bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the banana mixture and stir until batter comes together. Add nuts and coconut; stir. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes until cake is golden brown and middle is firm to the touch. Serve warm with butter.

Lisa Erickson is a food writer who loves an adventure—especially when food is involved. You can find more recipes on her blog at www.wild-chow.com or email her at wildchowrecipes@gmail.com. with questions or comments.

10 PM - Fireworks Northern Lighters Pyrotechnics

Monday, July 4th 4th of July Running Races • 7:30 - 8:45 AM Registration at Hay Lake School • 9:15 AM - 2 and 4 Mile races begin Details at: www.Marine4thofJulyRace.com Race forms available at: Marine General Store Marine Village Hall and www.marineonstcroix.org Sponsored by the Marine Restoration Society

12 Noon - Kids Parade & Annual 4th of July Parade

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Dale Setterholm, associate director at Minnesota Geological Survey will speak July 27, 6:30 p.m. at Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, sponsored by the Friends of Scandia Park and Trails. In “Geology of Scandia: ‘Water’ Plumbing the Depths,” Setterholm will offer an overview of Scandia’s geology with a focus on water. He says, “Water is not a finite resource and human activity often doesn’t recognize or take into account the time scales of water management.” Join the Friends for a very interesting and free presentation — bring your questions.

Learn to make a birch bark box or a knife with Ramon Person, who is visiting from Sweden. Prices vary, Gammelgården Museum members will receive a discounted price. FFI: Call the museum at 651-4335053.

JUNE 25

Midsommar Dag

Many call this Gammelgården celebration their “favorite festival of the year!” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic buildings and an arts and crafts fair open at 10 a.m. Gazebo food sales begin at 10:30 a.m. Children’s activities run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Smörgåsbord at Elim Church opens at 11a.m.; cost $12/ adult, $8/child. Raising of the Majstång followed by program and entertainers at 1 p.m. FFI: 651-4335053.

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Marine Library kids’ activity Artist, author and former Marine resident Michael Hall will read from his newest book, “Red: A Crayon’s Story,” and his other books. Children will have a hands-on experience with paper and crayons. Sat., June 25, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Gazebo in Marine (rain location: Village Hall). Free, no registration, all ages. Michael’s book just won the Minnesota Book Award for Children’s Literature.

Marilyn Opp, Lions President James Reinitz and Janie O’Connor hold trays of free milkweed plants. The Scandia Marine Lions Club planted 320 pots of milkweed April 21 and raised the seedlings in Lion Don Peterson’s greenhouse. They were moved to O’Connor’s garden and delivered after the Lions Club meeting June 9. The milkweed will be given away at the Scandia Farmers Market (3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Gammelgården; look for the butterfly booth), until all the plants are gone.

Sept. 25) from 2 to 4 p.m. Come to play or enjoy in the shaded back yard of Gammelgården Museum in Scandia. Free lemonade for all and no charge for playin’ or listenin’. A great event for families.

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St. Croix Camera Club

Bluegrass & Lemonade in the Shade returns to Gammelgården the fourth Sunday of the month (June 26 through

The St. Croix Camera Club will meet Mon., June 27, 7 p.m. at the Chisago Lakes Library. Terry Butler, an experienced photo judge and member

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of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club, will offer constructive critiques of photos submitted by club members. The club photo discussion is on the theme of “kids.” Photographers of all abilities are welcome at club meetings.

JUNE 30

Marine Library kid’s event Join Art Nest artist and illustrator Robin Heieren to make your own puppet and then put on a puppet show. Thurs., June 30,

from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Gazebo in Marine (rain location: Village Hall). Free, no registration, all ages.

JULY 3

Marine Fireworks Fireworks will be shot off in Marine on St. Croix at 10 p.m.

JULY 4

4th of July Parade The annual 4th of July Parade in Marine on St. Croix begins at noon.

JULY 5

Fitness Hike Free Tuesdays Fitness Hikes will rotate through Washington County parks 6-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. July 5, meet at the Hilltop Pavilion Parking Lot at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park. On Free Tuesdays, the first non-holiday Tuesday of the month, no vehicle permit is required. FFI: Call 651-430-8370 or email parks@co.washington.mn.us.

Watershed advisors invited to meet Those interested in being considered for the Carnelian Marine St. Croix Watershed District (CMSCWD) Citizen’s Advisory Committee are invited to join with past members to review the District’s activities of 2015 at a meeting on Monday, June 27th in Scandia. Attendees will discuss the results of the District Plan Amendment completed last year as they consider the direction of future programs and projects to protect and improve the area’s water resources.

Watershed Districts are a unit of local government enabled by State Statutes to prevent flooding, monitor water quality, protect surface and groundwater and are managed by a Board appointed by the County. They accomplish these goals through rules, public education and information programs, and small and large scale cost share and capital improvement projects. Local tax levies and grants provide the funding needed for their activities.

Citizen Advisors to the District should represent residential, commercial and agricultural uses and be residents within the watershed boundaries of CMSCWD. More information is available on the District website, cmscwd.org., or by calling District Administrator Jim Shaver at 651-433-2150. The meeting will be held in the Scandia Community Center, 14727 209th Street at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 27 and refreshments will be served.

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s we cruise through June (happy belated first day of summer to you), the pace of life assumes a slower, more relaxed rhythm. Finding topics for a column can become a challenge, and this is the time of year when I like to explore some of the lesser news items that are bouncing around. Last week, a Cornell University student Evan Solomonides and his professor Yervant Terzian (I bet they get to spell their names A LOT) presented a paper at the American Astronomical Society's meeting in San Diego. Using a lot of math, the pair have theorized that we won't be making any contact with alien civilizations for another 1,500 years, give or take. has looked to the stars Publisher forMankind thousands of years and wondered if we are alone. Tom Stangl Physicist Enrico Fermi, who invented the first nuclear reactor, was talking about alien life one time and wondered why, with all stars and planets in the galaxy, haven't we made contact with other civilizations? His musing became known as the Fermi Paradox. I guess if you invent a nuclear reactor, even your thoughts become fodder to be taught at universities. Solomonides and Terzian have done the math. Figuring in the Drake equation, which uses seven probabilistic parameters to obtain an estimate of the number of civilizations in the Milky Way and the Mediocrity Principle, which states that humans and Earth are not special (yes, it's a thing, really – why would I make this up?), the duo estimates that it takes about 1,600 years of broadcasting to make alien contact in the Milky Way. Don't ask me to show my work, I'm a writer, not a PHD, Jim! Yes, 1,600 years of broadcasting seems to be the right number. Since the first regular radio broadcasts began in 1922, that would put the year of first contact at 3522. Radio and television broadcasts simply continue to travel through space after the transmissions are made, so the first thing aliens will hear will be radio broadcasts about King Tut's tomb being discovered, the first treatment of diabetes with insulin in Canada and the paving of the center court at Wimbledon. That's IF the civilizations receiving the broadcasts have invented AM radios. In pop culture, we usually have the aliens with much better and more advanced technology, so I'm fairly confident that they have transistor radios. If they don't, I imagine it will be longer than 1,600 years. You can do all the fancy equations you want, but if aliens are judging us by our broadcasts, I hope they at least do a fly-by to check out the view. I am, at best, a skeptic about these types of stories. With the way our information delivery and technology continues to advance, I have my doubts that any broadcasting will be going on in the year 3522. Imagine the surprise of our descendants if the folks that come out of the first spacecraft are anxious to meet Little Orphan Annie. I'm glad that I will be long dead before this all occurs. I really don't want to be the one to explain that we were closer to Lucy Ricardo than Mr. Spock in terms of our abilities to use technology. And don't even get me started on trying to explain Jerry Springer... As always, I welcome your comments. You can reach me by email at tstangl@theameryfreepress. com, telephone 715-268-8101 or write me at P.O. Box 424, Amery, WI, 54001.

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eading North! Those two words have been the start of many an outdoor adventure. Gear packed, food taken care of, car loaded, maps, GPS or Smart phone full of information with the destination the only thing on your mind. It’s time to hit the road! Spring fishing trips to Canada, Quetico, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), and Sylvania Wilderness are all places on many agendas. It’s that time of year. Over the years I’ve experienced most of these places, only Quetico is left on my bucket list. You can almost call them local places for us living in the Great Northland, but sometimes those places are little out of reach for some, victims of bad timing or maybe too challenging. Maybe the people Wild River you want to take up north would enjoy an adventure closer to home. I fell Trails into a similar category this spring. I had planned a solo BWCA trip this Jim Bennett spring but two litters of puppies pretty much stopped me in my tracks but it didn’t take away the urge. I looked into wild places closer to home--a place I could enjoy, pack a kayak light and catch fish as if I was in Canada. Years ago when I heard of campsites on the islands of the Chippewa Flowage, a group of us headed out in canoes, maps in hand looking for campsites. Reading compasses, maps, going around islands we thought we had found our Mecca, just one more island to pass and we would be at our campsite. As we rounded the island I felt like I was in a war after a shotgun blast sounded. A flotilla of high-powered boats bore down on us at high speeds. Rooster tails shot high from the biggest fastest boats that were suddenly, unexpectedly upon us. The noise was the

shotgun start for a musky tournament and we were on their runway! A few boats passed so close I could tell what they had for breakfast by the smell of their breath. Our canoes were rocked and bounced by the wakes that splashed over our gunwales. Those dudes could have cared less about our fate as fixated as they were. In a few minutes it was over. All we could do was limp to an island and bail water and dry our gear. This time it should be a bit easier because we seemed to have stumbled on a similar but completely different situation on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage (T-FF). With about 14,000 acres of water that was formed in 1926 when dams were built blocking the Turtle and Flambeau Rivers, 16 natural lakes were flooded and the Flowage was created. Today it is designated A Scenic Waters area as well as a Quiet Water Area. The Scenic Waters designation preserves the wilderness aspect while the Quiet Water creates a canoeist/kayaker heaven. The Quiet Water, approximately 1/5 of the total T-FF, has been set aside for the peace and quiet many people seek--no radios blaring, no jet skis racing or water skiers. Motors are allowed but only operated in a slow no wake mode. Most of the shoreline is undeveloped so only tall stands of pines and birch with a myriad of islands make up your view. Smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, pike, musky, sturgeon and panfish swim in waters that could be an angler’s dream. Over 60 campsites, many on islands, others located on shoreline, are free on a first come, first served basis. I’m still packing but almost ready to go!

Jim Bennett is an outdoorsman who lives and worked in the St. Croix River Valley and can be reached at jamesbennett24@gmail.com

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Board meets as board of appeal, equalization The Washington County Board of Commissioners met as the County Board of Appeal and Equalization June 14, to hear concerns from property owners regarding the 2016 estimated market value of their property. The 2016 assessments, which will be used to levy 2017 property taxes, are based on the analysis of residential “armslength,” meaning not lender mediated, sales between October 2014 and September 2015. Overall, residential values are up 1.3 percent from 2015, with the median value of residential property in the county at $246,100. A total of 99,243 valuation notices were mailed to property owners in March; 437 property owners contacted the county’s Assessor’s Office regarding their assessments, and 77 attended meetings already conducted in their communities to discuss their assessments.

Scandia Marine Lions Club raffle winners Winners for June 2016 are: $25 Justin Halverson from parts unknown $25 Steve Clark from Minneapolis $50 Gary Orlick from Marine $50 R.Remmen from Scandia $50 Becky Opp from Los Angeles, California $50 Raydelle Bruentrup from Stillwater $500 Scott Johnson from Ankeny, Iowa Seven more raffle winners next month.

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administrator, Neil Soltis, of the meeting. “There are so many alternatives to cable TV now to get media on demand.” Currently, the city pays about $10,000 annually in franchise fees to support the commission. That money originates from cable subscribers, not tax dollars, but the cable stations are not accessible to every Scandia household – cable infrastructure is only offered in relatively densely populated areas. Internet access is more widespread. The Scandia council voted on whether to withdraw from the agreement June 21 (prior to this paper’s deadline).

The board heard from a few property owners at the June 14 meeting, and will act on each appeal at its June 21 meeting.

County Campfire programs continue Remarkable Reptiles will present a program on reptiles during the campfire program 7:15 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Carpenter Nature Center will present a program on “Animals of the St. Croix” at 7:15 p.m. Sat-

urday, June 25, at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10 (one mile north of Interstate 94) in Lake Elmo. The program will be in the campground amphitheater. It is

a free program with park permit ($5/day or $25/annual). Call 651430-8370 or see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks for additional information on this and other programs.

Rate Increase Notice Notice of public hearings for Xcel Energy Xcel Energy has asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for a three-year increase in electricity rates. For 2016, the requested increase is for $194.6 million or about 6.4 percent. For 2017, the requested incremental increase is for $52.1 million or about 1.7 percent. For 2018, the requested incremental increase is for $50.4 million or 1.7 percent. The total increase for the three-year period is $297.1 million or about 9.8 percent. Alternatively, Xcel Energy has proposed a settlement plan offer which asks the MPUC to approve a fiveyear increase in electricity rates. Under this rate-setting approach, the requested increase for 2016 is for $163.7 million or about 5.4 percent, based on the 2016 cost of service. For 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, the requested incremental increase for each year is $54.6 million, or about 1.8 percent per year. Depending upon customer class and use, the actual percentage of any increase will vary under either the three-year or five-year proposal. We requested the rate changes described in this notice. The MPUC may either grant or deny the requested changes, in whole or in part, and may grant a lesser or greater increase than that requested for any class or classes of service. The MPUC will likely make its decision about the final rates in 2017. While the MPUC reviews Xcel Energy’s request, state law allows Xcel Energy to collect higher rates on an interim (temporary) basis. The interim rate increase for 2016 is $163.7 million or about 5.5 percent over total current rates. Because Xcel Energy is requesting a multi-year rate plan, we also requested an increase to the interim rate starting January 1, 2017. If approved, the Company will provide additional details before this increase happens. If final rates are lower than interim rates, we will refund customers the difference with interest. If final rates are higher than interim rates, we will not charge customers the difference. If you move before a refund is issued and we cannot find you, your refund may be treated as abandoned property and sent to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Unclaimed Property Unit. You can check for unclaimed property at missingmoney.com. To make sure we can send you any refund owed, please provide a forwarding address when you stop service.

Public hearings Administrative Law Judge Jeffery Oxley is holding eight public hearings. You are invited to comment on the adequacy and quality of Xcel Energy’s service, the level of rates or other related matters. You do not need to be represented by an attorney. Bad weather? Find out if a meeting is canceled—call (toll-free) 855.731.6208 or 651.201.2213, or visit mn.gov/puc. Effect of rate changes • The chart labeled PROPOSED CHANGE IN AVERAGE MONTHLY BILLS shows the effect of the interim rate increase and the proposal for three annual rate increases on monthly bills for customers with average electricity use. Individual changes may be higher or lower depending on actual electricity usage. • The chart labeled MONTHLY CUSTOMER CHARGES shows the current and proposed 2016 and 2017 monthly customer charges. • The chart labeled ENERGY (PER KWH) AND DEMAND (PER KW) RATES shows the effect of Xcel Energy’s proposal on 2016 and 2017 energy and demand charges for each class of ratepayers. For 2018 rates, Xcel Energy proposed a 2.026 percent General Rate Surcharge applicable to the customer, energy (kWh) and demand (kW) charge components of 2017 rates.

Accommodations If any reasonable accommodation is needed to enable you to fully participate in these meetings (e.g., sign language or large print materials), please contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at 651.361.7000 (voice) or 651.361.7878 (TTY) at least one week in advance of the meeting. Evidentiary hearings Formal evidentiary hearings on Xcel Energy’s proposal start on October 3, 2016, at the MPUC, 121 Seventh Place East, Suite 350, St. Paul. The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to allow Xcel Energy, the Minnesota Department of Commerce-Division of Energy Resources, the Minnesota Office of Attorney General-Antitrust and Utilities Division, and others to present testimony and to cross-examine each other’s witnesses on the proposed rate increase. Submit written comments Comment Period: • Comments accepted through August 10, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. • Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the close date. • Comments received after the comment period closes may not be considered.

Public hearings Date

Time

Locations

Tuesday, July 12

1:00 p.m.

Merriam Park Public Library Meeting Room 1831 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

Tuesday, July 12

7:00 p.m.

Earle Brown Heritage Center Tack Room A-Door 1 Entrance 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55430

Wednesday, July 13

7:00 p.m.

Intergovernmental Center, Mankato Place Entrance 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

Tuesday, July 19

1:00 p.m.

Wilder Complex Wellstone Lunch Room 3345 Chicago Avenue South – Door 1 Minneapolis, MN 55407

Tuesday, July 19

7:00 p.m.

Woodbury Central Park Valley Creek, Room A 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125

Wednesday, July 20

7:00 p.m.

Eden Prairie City Hall Heritage Room 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 p.m.

Lake George Municipal Complex Sunroom 1101 7th St. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Wednesday, July 27

7:00 p.m.

Southeast Technical College, Room 314 308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing, MN 55066

Written comments are most effective when the following items are included: 1. The Docket Number in the subject line or heading • MPUC Docket No. E002/GR-15-826 • OAH Docket No. 19-2500-33074 2. Your name and connection to the docket 3. The issues that concern you 4. Any knowledge you have about the issues 5. Your recommendation 6. The reason for your recommendation Important: Comments will be made available to the public on the MPUC’s website, except in limited circumstances consistent with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The MPUC does not edit or delete personally identifying information from submissions.

How to learn more Xcel Energy’s current and proposed rate schedules are available at: Xcel Energy 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: 800.895.4999 Web: xcelenergy.com/Rates (Select Minnesota) Minnesota Department of Commerce: 85 7th Place East, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: 651.539.1534 or 800.657.3710 Web: http://www.edockets.state.mn.us/ Energy (per kWh) and demand (per kW) rates EFiling/search.jsp Proposed (Select 15 in the year field, enter 826 in Customer Type Current Proposed 2016 2017 the number field, select Search, and the Residential list of documents will Energy: Summer (June – Sept) 9.395 ¢ 10.548 ¢ 10.865 ¢ appear on the next page.) Questions about the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s review process? Minnesota Public Utilities Commission 121 7th Place East, Suite 350, St. Paul MN 55101 Phone: 651.296.0406 or 800.657.3782 Email: consumer.puc@state.mn.us Citizens with hearing or speech disabilities may call through their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.

Online: Visit mn.gov/puc, select Speak Up! Find docket 15-826 and add your comments to the discussion. U.S. Mail: If you wish to include an exhibit or other attachment, please send your comments via U.S. Mail: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission 121 7th Place East, Suite 350 St. Paul, MN 55101

Proposed change in average monthly bills Customer Class Residential–Overhead line service Residential–Underground line service Energy-Controlled (Dual Fuel) Small General Service Small General Time-of-Day Service General Service General Time-of-Day Service Peak-Controlled Service Peak-Controlled Time-of-Day Service Small Municipal Pumping Municipal Pumping

Energy: Winter (Other months) Energy: Winter - electric heating Small General Energy: Summer Energy: Winter Small General Time-of-Day Energy: On-Peak Summer Energy: On-Peak Winter Energy: Off-Peak Summer Energy: Off-Peak Winter General Energy Demand: Summer Demand: Winter General Time-of-Day Energy: On-Peak Energy: Off-Peak Demand: Summer Demand: Winter

8.040 ¢ 5.819 ¢

8.998 ¢ 6.105 ¢

9.285 ¢ 6.394 ¢

8.787 ¢ 7.432 ¢

9.415 ¢ 7.866 ¢

9.655 ¢ 8.076 ¢

15.123 ¢ 12.280 ¢ 3.015 ¢ 3.015 ¢

15.124 ¢ 11.862 ¢ 4.252 ¢ 4.252 ¢

15.443 ¢ 12.118 ¢ 4.420 ¢ 4.420 ¢

3.201 ¢ $14.07 $9.96

3.564 ¢ $15.52 $10.92

3.619 ¢ $15.79 $11.09

4.482 ¢ 2.233 ¢ $14.07 $9.96

5.079 ¢ 2.449 ¢ $15.52 $10.92

5.158 ¢ 2.487 ¢ $15.79 $11.09

Monthly customer charges

Average Monthly Usage (kWh)

Present Monthly Bill* **

544 800 1,050 923 1,417 17,014 168,653 66,550 582,250 658 4,826

$71.11 $102.82 $82.58 $112.24 $147.06 $1,677.48 $13,535.11 $8,200.22 $56,211.88 $82.89 $557.31

2016 Interim Proposed 2016 Final Proposed 2017 Final Proposed 2018 Final Monthly Increase** Monthly Increase ** Monthly Increase** Monthly Increase** $4.20 $6.04 $3.87 $6.41 $7.89 $89.86 $667.95 $467.83 $2,961.60 $4.80 $31.53

$6.27 $8.28 $0.65 $3.96 $8.48 $82.70 $714.26 $397.59 $2,980.17 $3.40 $25.80

$7.92 $10.71 $3.70 $6.04 $11.45 $103.54 $879.51 $524.81 $3,768.58 $4.88 $32.88

* The present rate levels identified in this application represent rates authorized in Docket No. E002/GR-13-868. ** The present monthly bill and monthly increases do not include the portion of your bill for sales taxes and municipal franchise fees, and may vary by customer based on usage. xcelenergy.com | © 2016 Xcel Energy Inc. | Xcel Energy is a registered trademark of Xcel Energy Inc. | 16-05-913

$9.24 $12.59 $4.90 $7.95 $13.91 $130.74 $1,081.99 $670.09 $4,681.73 $6.31 $42.40

Customer Type

Current

Proposed Proposed 2016 2017

Residential Overhead line Overhead line - electric heating Underground line Underground line - electric heating Small Commercial Small General Small General Time-of-Day Commercial and Industrial General General Time-of-Day Peak-Controlled Peak-Controlled Time-of-Day

$8.00 $10.00 $10.00 $12.00

$10.00 $12.00 $12.00 $14.00

$10.00 $12.00 $12.00 $14.00

$10.00 $12.00

$12.00 $14.00

$12.00 $14.00

$25.75 $29.75 $55.00 $55.00

$25.78 $29.78 $55.00 $55.00

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Theft of 22 identities charged County Attorney Pete Orput announced that his office has brought Identity Theft charges against Damien Alexander McVay, age 26, no permanent address, in the theft of 22 individual identities for the purpose of committing financial transaction card fraud from February 10, 2016, through June 9, 2016, throughout the metro area, including Washington County. According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, McVay and others, targeted cars parked in country club or fitness center parking lots, places where people were more likely to leave purses and wallets. They would use a tool known

as a “window punch” to very quickly break windows of cars. They would then reach in and steal purses and wallets, take credit cards from them and immediately begin using the cards. They did this on 22 occasions. Orput stated, “This is the type of organized criminal activity that too often misses the attention of the public. Identity theft, however, is a pernicious and time-consuming crime for the victim, as well as society as a whole. This office is committed to taking a hard line on cases such as this in hopes that this type of crime is deterred.”

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Ryan Carda, a Biosystems Engineering major and Biotechnology minor at North Dakota State University, will be selling plants at the Scandia Farmers Market until he goes back to school in mid August. Carda hails from East Bethel and just finished his freshman year at NDSU, where he started raising seasonal produce starters, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials and fruit plants for his burgeoning business. He specializes in pollinator friendly plants, and his goal is to try to bring a little pollinator friendliness to each garden.

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Cathy Mackiewicz of Bone Lake Meadows Apiary, holds a beehive Swedish immigrants would have used to keep bees and a beeswax candle modeled after the old-fashioned device.

GAMMELGARDEN: FROM PAGE 1

Scandia’s Gammelgården Museum hosts a festive Midsommar Dag with the requisite eating, flower garlands, dancing around the Majstång and general summer revelry – likely with a bit more emphasis on Minnesota’s Swedish immigrant history than one might find in Sweden. Staff at the Gammelgården Museum in Scandia say many visitors have called Midsommar Dag at Gammelgården their favorite festival of the year. In addition to food, dancing and other activities, the museum opens its historic buildings and holds an art fair featuring Swedish artists. This year, blacksmiths from a metalsmiths guild will demonstrate their craft during Midsommar Dag. Internationally renowned wood carver Harley Refsal will also have a booth at the art fair.

Midsommar Dag Saturday June 25 at Gammelgården 10 a.m. Historic buildings and arts and crafts fair open 10:30 a.m. Gazebo food sales begin 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children’s activities 11 a.m. Smörgåsbord at Elim Church opens; $12.00 adult, $8.00 child 1 p.m. Raising of the Majstång followed by program and entertainers

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Ellie Wagner, 3, Scandia, gets help making a doll sized book bag from Amy Schreyer, 16, an associate tour guide at Gammelgården Museum. The craft was part of the celebration of American Girl character and popular doll, Kirsten Larson, a fictional Swedish immigrant to Minnesota. Research for the series was done at Gammelgården.

Scandia Farmers Market opens for season The Scandia Farmers Market celebrated its sixth season opening last Wednesday. Market organizers say this year’s vendor line up is “wonderful.” Watch the pages of the Messenger for vendor profiles throughout the summer.

Next week, in celebration of the new season, the market will be offering free Scandinavian Tacos – made of lefse with a tasty Scandinavian filling inside – while supplies last. The ever-popular Pete Gibson

Scandia-Marine Lions

NEED YOUR HELP Looking for volunteers to help out with the 3rd Annual Fat Cat Triathlon Saturday, July 9. If interested, please contact: Lion Val Daniels • 815-692-2013 val.daniels@gmail.com • signupgenious.com

will entertain market goers with music. Poplar Hill Farms will be bringing goat milk soap and goat cheese to sell. Like last time, the baby goats may steal the show!

LOOKING FOR PARICIPANTS For the 2016 3rd Annual Fat Cat Triathlon Individual Registration: $84 person Tandem Registration (2 team members) $65 per person/$130 per team Team Relay Registration (3 team members) $60 per person/$180 per team Canoe/Kayak/Stand Up Paddle Board Rental $35 each

Registration will close at Midnight on July 6!

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Writer's new mystery novel uncovers secret history of Marine BY JACKIE BUSSJAEGER THE LOWDOWN

In a town as historic as Marine on St. Croix, there are bound to be a few forgotten secrets hidden here and there. Stillwater author David Fabio's new mystery novel, “Meadow House,” came about when he decided to dig deeper into the many rumors about the town's past. Fabio has lived in Stillwater for the past 35 years. He currently writes a biweekly photo column for the Stillwater Gazette, which allows him to embrace his passion for photography as well as pursuing his own writing projects. Prior to that, he worked at 3M and taught high school science. “Meadow House” is Fabio's tenth novel, following several other titles that incorporate historical details into the main narrative. Fabio said he was amazed by some of the things he discovered during his research for “Meadow House.” “Half of that book surprised me!” Fabio said. “There's little facts in there that I don't think even half the people in Marine even know anything about. It's an interesting town; it started out as a relative-of-a-relative type of town. Over the last 20 to 30 years it transitioned over to more of an artsy town and a lot of the original founders and their relatives moved out. A lot of people moving in don't know much about the area at all.” Fabio first got the idea for “Meadow House” when he visited some friends who lived in Marine. “As it turns out, the person who had the house up there, I was invited up for a birthday party for their son,” he said. “I heard little bits and stories about the house and thought, ‘This is kind of interesting.’ I kept thinking about how I could write something about it. It took me a couple years before I started dig-

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The titular “Meadow House” of David Fabio's latest novel. The house is a fictional bed and breakfast featured in the story.

ging into the facts.” Fabio first spoke with several community residents to find out more about the rumors that were circulating in the community. “Half of it was rumors and half was based on small amounts of facts, and I had to sit them down and figure out are they real or not,” Fabio said. The next step was to figure out whether there was any truth behind them. The research phase took nearly seven months before Fabio was able to even begin writing the story. He consulted the Marine museum, extensive online records, the Minnesota History Center and at least two presidential libraries

in search of the truth. One of the most prominent rumors that provides the basis of the book is that Marine has received at least one presidential visitor in the past. “There was a rumor that both Hoover and Coolidge had visited the area, and there's not much evidence of either one,” Fabio said. “There's a cabin in the area that people say the Secret Service [visited] and they got the cabin ready for the president, but we didn't know if he actually showed up. When digging through the museum, I did indeed discover a picture of Hoover's rail car in Marine. The one house actually does have Hoover's signature on the fire-

place. I spent almost two months trying to pin down exactly when he was there and what the real story was.” The home in question was owned by a close friend of Hoover's, and has a great deal of history in itself. “In doing the work, I discovered the house that had the signature has just as much history as Herbert Hoover, and yet of all the places up there, there's no sign in front of it saying this person lived at this house. It's just too bad.” Fabio said that the story mirrors his own journey of unearthing the roots of Marine history. “The book is somebody doing the same thing I just did: uncovering some investigative facts about the town. It really is a historical fiction where a plot line is written around trying to find historical facts around the area,” Fabio said. “You have to have a plot line to make it sound like you don't just have fact after fact. I ended up having it be a high school English assignment, where three students have to work together in digging up the facts. I think I'd love to have everybody in Stillwater High School read the thing. It would give them the history of the area and get them interested in reading books.” Attention to detail is always important when writing historical fiction, Fabio said. About half of his previous books are historically based, and others are regular mysteries. “The problem with historical ones is that they're so much work, and someone will crawl out of the woodwork if you have some detail wrong,” he said. To find the rest of the hidden mysteries of Marine, you'll have to look between the pages of “Meadow House.” Fabio will appear at a book signing for “Meadow House” at Lake Country Booksellers in White Bear Lake on July 1. To see his other works, visit www.davidfabio.com.

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Pier 9 bridge deck complete

A view of the completed river bridge deck at Pier 9 of the St. Croix Crossing, June 14. Crews placed the final river bridge segment at Pier 9 on June 10. This is the first pier to reach this construction milestone.

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Scandia’s new solar panels The installation of solar panels on Scandia’s fire and public works building was complete June 3 and the panels are now in full production.

Lori Kelly and her sister, Cynthia Wolff, pause with the Messenger in Amsterdam.


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Cactus Blossoms to perform at Franconia Sculpture Park

PUBLIC NOTICES CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333

1. The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted: Holiday Happiness. 2. The address of the principal place of business: 9119 Military Rd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

1. The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted: Focus Strategies. 2. The address of the principal place of business: 1110 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN 55123.

3. The complete name and street address of all persons conducting business under the assumed name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Bonnie Kay McHattie, 9119 Military Rd., Cotage Grove, MN 55016.

3. The complete name and street address of all persons conducting business under the assumed name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Fokus, LLC, 1110 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN 55123.

4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities, I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath: Cheyenne Moseley.

4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities, I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath: Cheyenne Moseley.

Dated May 23, 2016. Filed with the State of Minnesota. Published in The Country Messenger June 8 and 15 2016

Dated June 9, 2016. Filed with the State of Minnesota. Published in The Country Messenger June 15 and 22, 2016

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Now in its 20th year, Franconia Sculpture Park has perfected the ultimate summer outing. The 2016 Music@Franconia festival series combines 3-D visual arts and music in a relaxing atmosphere: perfect for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy. June 25 the first of three excellent Saturday afternoon events will take place at Franconia’s Earthen Amphitheatre. Featuring headliners The Cactus Blossoms and the fine, old-time-country twang of the Eelpout Stringers, this family-friendly, free, all-ages concert event is sure to please. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Blue skies, natural beauty, awesome art and great music await you at Franconia. A tent will be set up in the amphitheater for shelter from sun or rain. The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms Described by Garrison Keillor as “the brother duet that America is waiting for,” The Cactus Blossoms cut their teeth on the Minneapolis-St. Paul music scene performing well-known and obscure country songs “partly out of curiosity, partly out of deep appreciation for the genre, and mostly because it was fun.” The Cactus Blossoms’ outstanding repertoire of early country and western swing has made them fan favorites throughout Minnesota and across the country. Hear their single, “Stoplight Kisses,” on 89.3 The Current. Their new album, “You’re Dreaming,” is out now.

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Eelpout Stringers The Eelpout Stringers are a self-described” Minnesota-based bunch of old-fogies” that delight in playing turn-of-the-century (1800s) old-time or square dance music (think “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”). Singing beautiful ballads and historic Civil Warera songs, they are devoted to making certain their audiences, young, old and in-between are having an excellent time. Since 2005, the Eelpout Stringers have played for audiences throughout the Midwest. Music@Franconia takes place among Franconia Sculpture Park’s interactive and dynamic

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sculpture exhibition. Free guided tours will be available during band breaks and food and drink will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks and at our famous Lizard Lounge. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon with friends, family, and community.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Franconia is completely accessible from the west and south on highways 8 and 95. Visitors coming from Wisconsin can take the detours through Osceola or Taylors Falls on Tern Avenue to get the park.

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Grants can help beginning farmers succeed BY SARAH BEAMAN CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS

According to the most recent census of agriculture, there are 6 times more farmers over 65 than under 35. Beginning farmers and ranchers represent a crucial component for the future of agriculture, but they must overcome stern challenges to get started. Beginning farmers and ranchers can increase the likelihood of success by specializing in the production of value-added products. Value-added commodities can be created by changing the physical state of a commodity; producing, marketing, or segregating a product in a way that enhances its value or customer-base; or aggregating and marketing a crop as locally-produced. Value-added production may seem a daunting endeavor, especially for beginning farmers and ranchers with limited access to capital. But the USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant can help, giving pri-

ority to beginning farmers, small/midsized family farms, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Grants awarded provide up to 50% of the capital needed for a value-added venture (up to $250,000). Additionally, working capital grants (up to $75,000) are also awarded for planning activities (business plans, feasibility studies, marketing plans, etc.) used to establish marketing opportunities for value-added products. Funded projects vary greatly, including conversion of switchgrass into fuel; marketing of premium applesauce from organically grown apples; and expanding a market for locally-produced, non-GMO, free-range chicken products. The deadline for online applications is June 24. Paper applications are due July 1. For more information visit: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ value-added-producer-grants and http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/2016-farmers-guide-to-vapg/ to download the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition VAPG Factsheet.

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STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The following students were named to the spring semester Dean’s List. Scandia: Skylah Rachel, Brandon Weigel. Stillwater: Weston Berg, Jackson Braatz, Brian Beranch, Olivia Braun, Jeffrey Canterbury, Anna Corman, Steven Dado, Isobel Gray, Katelyn Heiser, Alec Johnson, Benjamin Kiel, Garrett Miller, Brady Nahkala, Megan rodahl, Isaac Schiff, Erin Thiets, Jackson Thiets.

Charpentier, Grace Frecentese, Allison Giebel, Hannah Glasrud, Justine Jones, Lauren Jorgensen, Mary Mulcahy, Samuel Robinson, Josephine Rosene, Samantha Scheid, Emily Sheely, Eliza Weisberg. The following students have been named to the spring semester Dean’s Honor List. Stillwater: Sarah Fernholz, Isaac Hale, Heather Huma, Mitchel Keogh, Helen Keyes, Thomas Linden, Kelly Monahan, Meghan Neil, David Sierakowski, Madeline Sova.

List. Scandia: Erikka Bideaux, Daniel Nelson and Rosalyn Nelson.

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS The following students were named to the spring semester Dean’s List. Marine on St. Croix: Ciara Wicklund, Sofie Wicklund. Stillwater: Jayna Davis, Allison Eder-Zdechlik, Kathryn Hagen, Nathan Hanson, Christopher Johnson, Jared Morningstar.

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Angela Stroeing of Marine on St. Croix has been named to the spring semester Dean’s List.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON

The following students have been named to the spring semester Dean’s List. Marine on St. Croix: Fiona Montie. Stillwater: Daniel Ahrendt, Theda Berry, Tash Bottum, Colton Cannon, Catherine Casto, Victoria

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY Kassandra Carlson and Espen Rodsjo, both of Scandia, have been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring semester.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY Bridget Eklund of Scandia received a microbiology degree at spring commencement.

BEMIDI STATE UNIVERSITY The following students were named to the spring semester Dean’s

The following students were named to the spring semester Dean’s List. Stillwater: Gabrielle Arland, Jackson Arland, Abigail Buller, Walter Crum, David Felsch, Annabelle Hearne, Miranda Middendorf, Erik Vaage, Sophia Vick. The following students received degrees. Scandia: Lauren Underland, BS Biokinetics. Stillwater: Savannah Bates, BS Nursing; Devin Nelson, BS Nursing; Abigail Roth, BS Nursing.

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Hwy. 97 at County Road 34 S.E. Forest Lake (651) 464-5249 Pastor: Rev. David Werner www.foresthillsumc.net 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship

25402 Itasca Avenue Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-462-3535 / lordofthelakes.org Pastor Craig Bertram Regular Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Communion First and Third Sundays 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class

306 River Street Osceola, WI (715) 755-2275 osceolaunitedmethodistchurch@gmail.com Sunday: Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship at 11 a.m.

490 Bench St., Taylors Falls, MN (651) 465-7345 Sat. Mass 5:30 p.m. Sun. Mass 7:30 a.m.

Maranatha Assembly of God

Lake Elmo (651) 430-9950 5900 Lake Elmo Avenue N. (Hwy 36 & County Road 17) Pastor Jon Neitzel, Teen Pastor Greg Hamm Children’s Pastor Karen Hynes Sunday Worship and Childrens’ Church 9:30 a.m. Nursery available. Saturday Worship and Children’s Church, 6:00 p.m. Sunday Teen Service 7:00 p.m.

The Baha’i Faith For information about Baha’i Faith or times and places of meetings call (651) 433-3686.

Christ Lutheran Church 150 Fifth Street, Marine (651) 433-3222, office ext. 10 Pastors Joel Martin and Hannah Bartos Sunday Worship 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Kid’s Church during 9:45 service. Wednesday Life Night schedule: Community Supper at 5:15 p.m. Faith formation classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Elim Lutheran Church Scandia (651) 433-2723 www.elimscandia.org Senior Pastor Scott Westphal Associate Pastor Meredith McGrath Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. at Gammelkyrkan (original church building located at Gammelgarden, across from Elim), 9:30 am in Elim Sanctuary Tuesday Word & Sacrament Worship 6:30 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA) Forest Lake (651) 464-3323 886 North Shore Drive Pastors: Rev. Philip Peterson, Rev. Paul Brown Sunday Worship: Traditional, 7:45 & 9:00 a.m. Praise Service: 10:30 a.m.

Grace Church 722 Seminole Ave. Osceola Pastor Mark Barlow Amy Germain, Day Care Bety Greydanus, Office Manager “The Cure for the Common Church” e-mail: info@gracechurchosceola.com www.gracechurchosceola.com or call (715) 294-4222 or (715) 755-3454 Sunday: Praise and Worship Service 9 a.m. with Children’s Church Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Christian Child Day Care Monday-Friday 5:30 am – 6 p.m.

Hosanna Lutheran Church (ELCA) Living, loving and serving as Jesus did... so that all may know him. 9300 Scandia Tr. N. Forest Lake (651) 464-5502 www.hosannaforestlake.net Linda Friesen, Lead Pastor Jen Collins, Associate Pastor June-August Worship Schedule 8:00 am Bible Study in Conference Room (upper level) 9:30 am Outdoor Worship at Lakeside Park in Downtown Forest Lake *If inclement weather, 9:30 service indoors to Hosanna’s Great Hall (lower level)

Lakes Free Church www.lakesfree.org Lindstrom (651) 257-2677 29620 Olinda Trail N. Senior Pastor Richard Stanghelle, Associate Pastor Jason Carlson Sunday Worship 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 & 10:30 a.m.

10963 Lake Blvd. (Hwy 8) Chisago City (651) 464-3131 Pastor Bill Headley Worship service 10 a.m. Wednesday Clubs 6:30 p.m.

Osceola Community Church 2492 Education Dr., Osceola, WI Larry Mederich, Pastor (715) 417-0608 • www.occconnect.org Sunday Worship 9 a.m. with provided Nursery Kids Church 9:30 a.m. Meeting in home groups throughout the week. Call for details, 715-294-4332.

Osceola Medical Center Spiritual Care

2600 65th Avenue, Osceola, WI www.myomc.org/specialtyserv_1chapel.php 715-294-5645 fax: 715-294-5712 email: alan.hagstrom@myomc.org Chapel open daily for meditation.

River Valley Christian Church

St. Croix Falls United Methodist Church Upper St. Croix Parish 300 N. Adams St. • (715)-483-9494 Pastor Carolyn Saunders Pastor MIke Brewbaker Sunday Service 10 a.m.

St. Croix Valley Friends Meeting Stillwater (651) 439-7981 Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fifth & Laurel Streets Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Childcare available.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Franconia (651) 465-7345 Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m. Father Frank Wampach Three miles north on Hwy. 95 from Hwy. 97. West on Redwing 1/4 mile.

St. Joseph Catholic Cluster Osceola (715) 294-2243 Rev. Andy Anderson Saturday Mass: St. Joseph’s, 4 p.m. St. Anne’s, Somerset 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: Assumption, East Farmingon 8:30 a.m. St. Anne’s, Somerset 8 & 10 a.m. St. Joseph’s, Osceola 10:30 a.m. Call for weekday mass and reconciliation schedules.

Trinity Lutheran Church (WELS) Osceola (715) 294-2828 300 Seminole Avenue Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Class: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday worship: 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church Stillwater (651) 439-7400 www.trinitylc.org • 115 North Fourth Street Pastors: Dan Poffenberger & Stephanie Vos, Saturday Evening Worship: 5 p.m. Sunday Worship: 9 a.m Traditional; 10:30 a.m. The WALK Contemporary Worship Children’s Learning, Sunday 9 a.m. and on Wednesday 6 p.m. Wednesday 7:15 p.m. “The River” Youth Worship


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102 Services Custom Furniture refinishing, stripping and repair. Do it right, reasonably. The Cellar Door, Taylors Falls, 651-465-5551. Problems with your car insurance? Tickets? Accidents? Been canceled? Call Noah Insurance for help at 715-294-2017.

PROFESSIONAL inhome foot care. Licensed and insured. Kirsten Faith, RN, 651-278-3461. RESUMES copied for free if you have been laid off and looking for work. Stop in at The Sun, 108 Cascade, Osceola.

300 For Sale Contents of CornerStone Square in Osceola including: Solid wood table & 4 chairs $150 (have 10 excellent sets), high back wood chairs, church pews, art/accessories, Martin work desk hutch, folding chairs/tables, misc. Call 715-417-0097 to view. NEW BUILDING SITE For Sale - 1 and 105 acres. Country lots – Osceola Dresser area. 715-755-3377

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JUNE 10 At 12:36 p.m. a grandparents scam was reported on Margo Avenue. At 6:20 p.m. an officer assisted another agency on Oakhill Road. At 6:22 p.m. a complaint about a neighbor came from 202nd Street. At 10:10 p.m. property damage was reported on Oakhill Road and Oxboro Avenue.

JUNE 11 At 4:37 p.m. a 911 caller hung up on Kirby Avenue. At 7:08 p.m. a medical need was reported on

238th Street. At 9:30 p.m. trespassing was reported on St. Croix Trail.

nue. At 3:11 p.m. a 911 caller hung up on Oland Avenue.

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JUNE 16

At 11:55 a.m. a report of a possible impaired driver on Scandia Trail, westbound from Olinda, was transferred to the State Patrol. At 4:09 p.m. a 911 call came from Pilar Road.

At 5:15 a.m. an animal concern was reported on Scandia Trail, east of 213th Street.

JUNE 14

At 1:29 until 2 p.m. three county park violations occurred. At 2:11 p.m. a complaint about a neighbor came from Paris Avenue. At 2:21 p.m. a motor vehicle violation occurred on Manning.

At 12:27 p.m. an animal concern was reported on Melanie Trail.

JUNE 15 At 3:02 p.m. fraud was reported on Oxboro Ave-

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JUNE 10

At 3:52 p.m. fraud was reported on Riverview Trail. At 5:44 p.m. a child concern was reported on Manning.

JUNE 11 At 4:10 a.m. a single vehicle accident was reported on Lynch Road and Kirby Avenue. At 8:10 a.m. two cows were found on Orwell Road. At 8:45 a.m. illegal parking occurred on Big Carnelian boat launch. At 2:39 p.m. theft was reported on Paul Avenue. At 5:37 p.m. an altercation was reported at Golden Acres Camp-

Spotlight on Area Businesses American Community Builders Father-son contracting company American Community Builders is known for craftsmanship. “The customer knows the company will be here after the project is completed, and we stand behind our work,” says owner Dan Froiland. “The vision of the homeowner is the end result.” The company, now in its 42nd year, is based on old-fashioned values: hard work and pride in craftsmanship. Froiland and his son, Luke, run a staff of four. The office is in Froiland’s home, which keeps overhead down, he says, and allows American Community Builders to offer competitive bids. When the economy is good, Froiland says, their work includes new homes and commercial projects. Lately they’ve focused on additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, skylights, and window and door replacements. “No job is too small,” he says. Froiland, who moved to Marine on St. Croix in 1978, notes that American Community Builders uses local licensed contractors, from electricians and plumbers to excavators and finishers. Even the suppliers are local. “Right from the ground up they’re local,” he says. What sets American Community Builders apart from the

ground. At 7:21 p.m. a burglar alarm sounded on 122nd Street. At 8:15 p.m. harassment was reported on 177th Street.

JUNE 12 At 9:22 a.m. a stop sign violation occurred on Manning and 170th Street. At 10:55 a.m. a driver on Manning and 170th was stopped for speeding 71mph/55 zone. At 1:07 p.m. a train concern was voiced on 120th Street. At 1:45 p.m. a driver on Square Lake Trail and Ozark was stopped for speeding 61mph/45 zone. At 2:26 p.m. until 2:51 p.m. four county park violations occurred at Square Lake Park.

At 5:41 p.m. the driver of a watercraft on Big Marine Lake received a written warning for not having a throwable PFD.

JUNE 13

At 10:31 a.m. suspicious activity was reported on Judd Street. At 3:38 p.m. an illegal burn was reported on Paris Avenue.

JUNE 14

At 4:28 p.m. a medical need was reported on Norell Avenue.

JUNE 15

At 11:51 a.m. a medical need was reported on St. Croix Trail, south of 152nd Street. At 11:29 p.m. a driver in the 14000 block of Manning was stopped for speeding and no proof of insurance.

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rest? Froiland serves as on-site contractor, acting as a liaison between the homeowner and subcontractors. Most of the company’s business is done in Washington County, and 90 percent of its business comes from repeat customers or referrals. “We’ve been lucky to have a very loyal group of customers,” Froiland says. American Community Builders is a member of the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached by calling (651) 4333318 or via e-mail at froidaddy@gmail.com.

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