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Running her own race Stephanie Podulke determined to keep shared values on the County Board

good job,” Podulke said. “I believe that I’m as prepared for this job as anyone could be.” While being uncontested may bring a sense of relief to a person dealing with the emotional and practical challenges of recently losing their longtime spouse, Stephanie has no expectations of simply coasting to the Commissioner’s seat. She has kept busy over the last month meeting with heads of County departments, and plans to continue familiarizing herself with County issues, emphasizing that she will work especially hard to round out

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Stephanie Podulke was there as the doors opened to begin the filing period for the District One seat on the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, left vacant after the passing of her late husband, Mike Podulke, in February. As the filing period closed, Stephanie remained the lone applicant. Barring a write-in campaign, she will run uncontested as Mike had been for many of his bids for re-election to the Commissioner post. “I take that as a sign that people believe that I’ll do a

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RPU board reviews Silver Lake power plant emission fees By C andy Czernicki

At its monthly meeting March 29, the five-member Rochester Public Utilities board considered everything from bids for repairing a water storage tank to an ash disposal agreement. But the ups and downs of the emissions fee RPU pays for the Silver Lake power plant was perhaps the most notable. RPU is required to pay an annual, emission-based fee to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to help fund air quality programs. This year, the total fee charged to RPU dropped by 54 percent – from $127,651 to $58,059 – although the fee rate increased by 47 percent, from $43.33 per ton to $63.84 per ton. The yearly fee is based on actual emissions from two years previous,

so this year’s decrease reflects how much less fuel was burned at the plant in 2009. In 2009, the plant had 909 tons of emissions, compared with 2,946 tons in 2008. The 2009 total is the lowest in the past 10 years; the highest was 4,913 in 2003. According to a report presented to the board, such decreases in the amount of emissions are occurring statewide. The majority of funding for the state’s air quality programs come from emissions fees, so the MPCA calculates the dollars per ton required to maintain the programs. The fee was included in the previously-approved RPU budget and the board authorized payment. In other action: See RPU REVIEW Page 16  Comment on this article at

Criminals use Craigslist to target local homeowners and renters By Gabby Gatzke

With the creation of the Internet, Southeast MN realtors have been given a whole new “display case” to show off their client’s homes. As with most things, there are of course good and bad things that go with this. Local homeowners in Rochester are finding out that the Internet can actually be more of a bad thing then good thing in terms of listing their home for sale online. Many of us have heard of, and may even use the popular site You can find several things on Craigslist ranging from people selling appliances and houses to people posting personal ads. What you can also find Blinds Roller Shades on Craigslist are a lot of scams Blinds Roller Shades involving real estate.

Karen Becker, Association Executive Officer of the SouthEast Minnesota Association of Realtors, has at least 25 real estate scam cases on file in Rochester. Becker said a lot of the cases usually involve scammers from West Africa and Nigeria. The scams usually involve a scammer ripping off a listing from a realtor’s site and then posting it on Craigslist as a rental. The scammers usually communicate via email and of course have a story ready to stump the consumer. The stories usually involve the scammers being away on business or relocating to a foreign country, which is why they supposedly are “renting” out their so-called “homes.” Becker said the scammers will Draperies Vertical Blinds often say that they considered sellDraperies Blinds ing the house, Vertical that’s why there’s

a For Sale sign out front. When asked why they don’t use an agent, the scammers usually reply that they don’t trust agents or that it’s too much work to have a third party involved. Becker also said

the scammers may say that the “renter” won’t be able to view the home because they have the keys with them. “They may offer to send pictures of the inside of the home which they are scraping from the internet,” Becker said. “Per their instructions, once they have confirmed payment (either a dollar amount -$1,000 is common - or a deposit plus first month’s rent) they will send the keys and documents for signature. It goes without saying that no documents or keys are forthcoming.” And if that wasn’t terrifying enough, some scammers are even requesting that interested renters fill out an application that includes important personal information, leaving the consumer susceptible to identity theft beyond being scammed out of their money.

Becker said one significant problem is that they are evolving as criminals. “Now they are getting a hold of the owner’s name and are creating email addresses (I’ve seen Yahoo) using the owner’s name as part of the email,” Becker said. “This is information that they cannot obtain from our MLS (Multiple Listing Service), which has the highest level of security. The owner’s name is not available on any part of the public websites that are fed from our MLS.” The most frightening fact about this type of scam is that you never get your money back. This is especially true because the money generally goes out of the country. Becker said these types of scammers are never actually “caught” See SCAM Page 8 

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Obituaries Lawrence Boss Lawrence Boss, 92, passed away, March 17, 2011, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix. He was born June 2, 1918 at home on the family farm where he lived all his life and worked right up until he suffered a stroke three years ago. Over the years, he raised turkeys, dairy cows, chickens, pigs, registered shorthorn beef cattle and grew vegetables of all kinds. He was an active member of the Community Reformed Church where he and his wife Jeanette taught the Sunday school class for two-year-olds for many years. He served on the church’s consistory as both an elder and deacon. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Jeanette (DeYoung) Boss whom he married on April 14, 1945; children: Beth Ann and Milo Broadwater of Preston, Minn.; Wilson (Bud) and Judy Boss of Charlevoix; and Jan Boss of Charlevoix; grandchildren: Mark and Rachel Boss of Morristown, Tenn.; Kari and Chris Maki of Charlevoix; Robert Boss of Marquette; Amanda Boss of Rochester, Minn., David Broadwater of Preston, Minn., and Larry Broadwater of Preston, Minn.; and three great-grandchildren. Services took place at Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix on March 21. Doris Byboth Doris Byboth, 90, of Rochester, passed away Saturday evening, March 26th, 2011, in Rochester. Doris Vigness was born in Highland, MN. She grew up and graduated from Rushford High School. She married Karl Byboth August 1, 1943. Karl served in the military during WWII. Doris went to Washington D.C. during this time and was a fingerprint analyst for the F.B.I. After the war, she and her husband moved back to Rushford where her husband went into the home building business with his father. Eventually, they moved to Rochester where her husband worked in the sheet metal business. Doris worked for a number of years for the Mayo Clinic until her daughter was born. Doris was a charter member of Community Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout leader, an Election Judge, a member of the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, a Pink Lady and a volunteer driver for the welfare department. She enjoyed swimming, flower gardening, golf, and going to the Shack for Fishing Opener at Whitewater with her husband,”Bunk.” He died in

November 1998. Doris is survived by her daughter, Lori Bachman (Paul) of Rochester, MN; two grandchildren and two sisters, Jan Wieler of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Emma Simmons of Altemonte Springs, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Memorial Services were held at the Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 2, 2011, with Rev. William Hoffmann of the Community Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Rushford Cemetery in Rushford, at a later date. Nora E. Hageman Nora E. Hageman, age 90, of Canton, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony, Minnesota. Nora was born March 19, 1921, ,in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Archie and Candace “Babe” (Dinger) Ward. She attended country schools in the Bluffton and Burr Oak area. On February 12, 1946, she married Parnell Hageman at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, Iowa. They farmed north of Decorah until 1959 and then south of Canton until 1985 when they retired and moved into Canton. Parnell passed away March 4, 2005. She was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton. She enjoyed helping the Altar Society with church events, baking, flowers, and gardening. Nora is survived by a son Ronald (Karen) of Burr Oak; a daughter Marsha (Gary) Osting of Ames, Iowa; four stepgrandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws: Ruth Huber and Anita (Carroll) Lansing both of Decorah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Parnell; her parents; a sister Irene Keck, two step-grandchildren David and Jeff Hoppe; and two brothers-in-law James Keck and Conrad Huber. Funeral Mass was Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minnesota, with Father Donald P. Schmitz officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Canton. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements Donald L. “Don” Moore Donald L. “Don” Moore, 86, of Rochester, MN, died Saturday (Mar. 26, 2011) at his home. Donald Lee Moore was born Apr. 27, 1924, in Sutton, Nebraska, to Robert and Charlotte (Stroh) Moore. He was raised in Friend, Nebraska, where he

graduated from high school. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in March of 1943 and served as a bombardier on a B-24 in the European Theater. He was discharged in October of 1945, having achieved the rank of 2nd. Lieutenant. On Nov. 11, 1945, he married Grace Kalal in Crete, Nebraska. The couple moved to Chicago, IL, where Don attended Radio school for two years and started his career with IBM. The couple moved to Madison, WI, where Don served as a Customer Engineer for IBM for twenty years. They moved to Rochester in 1968, where he was a Service Engineer for IBM, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church. Don enjoyed traveling, genealogy, and woodworking. Don and Grace were married for sixty-five years. Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Debra (Gordon) Chubbuck of Bovey, MN; his son, Donald (Cindy) Moore, Jr. of Madison, WI; his sister, Dorothea Buehler of Spokane, WA; his brother, John (Edna) Moore of Glendale, AZ; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers, and a sister preceded him in death. The funeral service was April 5, 2011, at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel with Rev. Bill Hoffmann of Community Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester. Military Honors will be provided by the Wm. T. McCoy Post #92 of the American Legion. Mahn Funeral Home-Rochester Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Margy Dene Toft Margy Dene Toft, age 82, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Margy was born February 12, 1929, in Steele County, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Virginia (Dezell) Sorenson. She was baptized July 19, 1942, and confirmed May 9, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland, Minn. She graduated from Freeborn High School in 1947. She married Charles “Chuck” Toft July 6, 1947, at First Lutheran Church in Hartland, Minn. The couple farmed in Steele and Freeborn counties until moving to Spring Valley in 1958. While in Spring Valley, she was a waitress at the Highway Cafe and Frontier Room and retired after working as a clerk at Snyder Drug. Margy was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley where she was a Sunday School and Release Time teacher and served as a past-president of their wom-

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en’s organization. She enjoyed coffeeing with friends, playing cards and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Margy is survived by her husband, Chuck; children, Penny (Garry) Nordhorn of Ellendale; Peggy (Randy) Babbitt of Breckinridge, Colo.; and Sarah (Brent) Kohn of Spring Valley; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents: infant granddaughter; and two brothers, Lowell and Myles Sorenson. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2011, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten coofficiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements. Peter Wangen Peter Wangen, 88, of Harmony, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minnesota, where he had resided for 3 ½ years. Peter Palmer Wangen was born on September 28, 1922, in rural Lanesboro to Edward and Bertha (Olson) Wangen. He married Naomi Hermanson March 13, 1948, in the Highland Prairie Parsonage. He had lived in rural Lanesboro, Mabel and in Harmony for 34 years. Peter was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. He enjoyed the Minnesota Twins baseball, watching golf, family gatherings and in his younger years he enjoyed his herd of cows. Survivors include his wife, Naomi of Harmony; five children: David (Kim) Wangen of Harmony; Darlene (Carroll) Tudahl of Rushford; Julie (Gary) Burkholder of Harmony; Carolyn (Dean) Solberg of Lanesboro; Jason (Kelly) Wangen of St. Charles; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ella Olstad of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Gladys (Marlin) Zeimer of St. James; Orillie Iverson of Byron; James (Irma) Wangen of Lanesboro; Merlin (Margie) Wangen of Sparta, Wisconsin; and a daughter-inlaw Mary Wangen. Peter was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerome; a daughter Jean; a granddaughter, Chris-

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ta; a great-grandson Zachery; a great-granddaughter Taylor; two brothers: Palmer Wangen, and Kenneth Wangen; two sisters: Marian Bothun, and Ruth Beatty. The funeral was Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro with Rev. Wade E. Davick officiating. Burial was in the Elstad Lutheran Church Cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro handled the arrangements. Laura Whitcomb Laura Whitcomb, 92, of Chatfield, died Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2011, at the Chosen Valley Care Center where she had resided for two months. Prior to this she lived in the apartments at the Chosen Valley Care Center for three years. Laura Mae Muxlow was born on September 19, 1918, in Clear Lake, South Dakota, to Bert and Bernice (McKeown) Muxlow. She graduated from high school in Bryon. Laura married David Charles Whitcomb on May 17, 1941, in Spring Valley at her parents’ home. David died on November 10, 2008. She had previously lived in Clear Lake, South Dakota, Bryon, Minnesota, Pine Island, Minnesota, and in Chatfield since 1961. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Methodist Women. She was a homemaker and enjoyed, reading, gardening and outside activities. She is survived by her four sons: Charles (Sue) Whitcomb of Chatfield; Rollin (Suzanne) Whitcomb of Bloomington; Judd Whitcomb of St. Charles; Brian (Diana) Whitcomb of Rochester; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and four stepgreatgrandchildren; one sister, Gene Luren of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David, one son, two infant granddaughters, and one sister. The funeral was Monday, March 28, 2011, at the United Methodist Church of Chatfield, with Rev. Jean-Claude Duncan officiating. Spring burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled the arrangements.

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C ommentary Government does not create wealth By Col Stan Gudmundson, USAF (Ret) Based on millions of instructions millions of Americans give the marketplace every day, the market is super genius in allocating resources. Government however, is a comparative dunce given that the spending decisions it makes is based on politics. It is hard to imagine how anyone cannot conclude that government spending is far less efficient than those made by individual citizens. And given that a recession is simply a misallocation of resources, why should we allow the government to interfere in the process of redirecting that misallocation? A fellow who was critical of one of my last letters said that “Economists tell us there is a multiplier effect of about three or four, which means every dollar of stimulus money...will be spent three or four times benefiting businesses and their employees.” We can quibble about the actual value of the multiplier effect, but what he says is true. However, government cannot create wealth. It has no money except what it takes from us. We will be taxed directly, government will inflate the currency, it will borrow, or it will do some or all of the above. One way or another, taxpayers are on the hook. To provide the $862 billion stimulus, government had to take from the taxpayer $862 billion. Instead of that $862 billion being used by individuals to stimulate the economy with an inherent multiplier effect based on the market, it is taken away and transferred elsewhere to a place of the government’s arbitrary choosing. Suppose that the federal government concludes that Editorial Cartoon

Whalan needs a $100 million stimulus and that Fillmore country residents are to pay for it. Left alone, using a multiplier of 7, that $100 million would have a positive impact of $700 million on all of Fillmore County. For sake of this illustration, let us also assume that Fillmore County doesn’t have $100 million so must borrow around 40 percent from its arch rival, for today anyway, Winona County. Whalan gets the $100 million but the other citizens of the county would be left out. Citizens of Houston, Mower, and Olmsted counties figure $100 million here, $100 million there and as long as the value of the currency isn’t affected, who cares. Winona County residents, though, remain very interested. Presume also that the federal government specifies nearly $90,000 for Whalan to fix a recently repaired walkway going nowhere. Silly you say? Sure is but the federal stimulus really did do and spend that in Boynton, Oklahoma. Government transfer of funds is neither neutral nor benign. In addition, stimulus funding has provided over $500,000 to replace windows in a closed visitor center on Mt. St. Helens that will not be reopened. The University of North Carolina got over $750,000 for developing an “Interactive Dance Software” that “could lead to a YouTubelike DanceTube.” Northwestern University received more than $700,000 “to create a joke machine...using artificial intelligence.” I could go on and on and on describing marvelously “stimulating” government programs. Stimulus spending creates at least five problems. One

is what economist call opportunity costs that result from seizing resources that would have been more efficiently used in the marketplace. Second, based on politics, government spends money in arbitrary and inefficient ways. Currently the federal government borrows 37 to 43 cents of every dollar it spends. As a result, third, the huge deficit will lower our standard of living. Fourth, this all impinges on our freedom. And finally, as the Chairman of Joint Chiefs says, our weak economy is our greatest strategic threat. One economist says that government stimulus packages are like trying to fill a swimming pool by taking water out of the deep end and pouring it in to the shallow end. This is an interesting analogy but it assumes that stimulus spending is benign. It most certainly is not. I know I am repeating myself but apparently some people just are having a difficult time understanding simple reality. I’ll try again. Research by Harvard economist Barro and Redlick “(show) that in a best case scenario, a dollar of government spending produces much less than a dollar in economic growth - between 40 and 70 cents...They also found that if the government spends $1 and raises taxes to pay for it, the economy will shrink by $1.10.” Or put another way, if the government uses taxpayer money to stimulate the economy, the multiplier effect will always be less than if the government lets the taxpayers keep the money for themselves i.e., it results in a reduced multiplier effect. None of this should be hard to understand. Moreover, it is nonpartisan. Economic prin-

ciples work the way they work if you are a physician, socialist, Republican, Democrat, conservative, flaming liberal, or you worship FDR, John Maynard Keynes, and Elmer Fudd at a shrine you built for them in your basement. It is what it is. Now the Fed will spend an additional $600 billion. Quantitative Easement they call it. The Chinese and the Brazilians, along with the rest of the world, object and are unhappy about this. Consequently, there will be an increase in the price of gold along with a corresponding weakening of the dollar. In addition, commodity prices will increase and that includes oil and gas prices. If you are paying attention, you have already noticed. You will note the entirety of the rest of the world has rejected this administration’s approach to this recession. Government stimulus packages don’t stimulate the economy. Moreover, government does not belong in the marketplace in Rushford, in Preston, in St. Paul, or in Washington DC.

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Government this week • Thursday, April 7, Dover City Council Meeting, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, April 11, DoverEyota School Board Meeting, High School Media Center, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, April 11, Stewartville School Board Meeting, Board Room, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 12, Olmsted County Board, Council/ Board Chambers, 9:00 a.m. • Tuesday, April 12, Stewartville City Council Meeting, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday, April 13, Byron City Council Meeting, City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, April 18, Oronoco Planning Advisory Commission, Oronoco Community Center, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 19, Vital Aging Commission Meeting, SEMCIL office, 11:45 a.m. • Tuesday, April 19, Olmsted County Park Commission, Public Works Building Conf. Rm. A & B, 4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, April 20, Environmental Commissions Meeting, 2117 Campus Drive SE - Conf. Rm. 161, 7:15 p.m. • Thursday, April 21, County Planning Advisory Commission, Council/Board Chambers, 7:30 p.m.

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Letter about Political Philosophy To the Editor, For many years the Republican Party has presented themselves as perpetuating “moral and spiritual values.” Their political views are rooted in religion and their faith in God. How can they possibly go wrong? Democrats firmly believe in the separation of church and state and are reluctant to point out that the principles of their party are based on the New Testament. Jesus taught that we should live a life of service to others. That the rich should take care of the poor. He fed the hungry and healed the sick and stressed non-violence. Republicans in Congress enthusiastically support de-regulation, outsourcing and tax breaks for corporations and special interests. Governors have introduced an “austerity” program, cutting the number of teachers, firemen, nurses and policemen. They advise extending retirement of those on Social Security to seventy years, trim Medicare, cut wages and reduce pensions for the poor and middle class and oh yes, we need to get rid of “Big Bird” and public Television. They angrily protest against regulation and oversight and refuse to rein in “speculation” which has precipitated the increase in the cost of oil, food and commodities in general. Somehow, this doesn’t seem like a good plan to “grow the economy!” The future of our country depends on strengthening the middle class and making opportunities available to those immured in poverty. Republicans are on a mission to destroy the working class. If we rein in the excesses of Corporate America and the rich, we can make serious progress towards paying the national debt. Yvonne Nyenhuis Lanesboro, MN

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Your Olmsted County Journal By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Olmsted County Journal, cell phone: 507-251-5297 Thanks for flipping through the pages of the first edition of the Olmsted County Journal, a new print and online media alternative serving the people of Olmsted County and su rrou nd ing communities. When I say this is a “new” alternative, I use that word Jason Sethre loosely. After all, the first newspaper started in Olmsted County that was launched in 1857 in the city of Rochester was named the Olmsted County Journal. So, in a way, we are resurrecting a ghost that was once consumed by newspaper acquisitions and mergers during its early years, eventually losing its identity. Certainly, just like everything else we can think of, a lot has changed since 1857. While continuous advancements in technology have changed our lives in so many ways, there is one thing that hasn’t changed: the

importance of local news to the people living in any given community. People want to know what is going on in their community. So, our team of employees and free lancers have worked diligently to bring you, our readers, local news from all over Olmsted County. We have been fortunate to enlist the talents of many outstanding media professionals all living in Olmsted County. These writers will be covering city council, school board and county council meetings all throughout Olmsted County. In addition, they will be giving us human interest stories. I can’t wait to see what our future holds, constantly changing. Along with local stories, we will be publishing local obituaries, birth notices, engagement and wedding announcements -- all free of charge. And, I should confess that we will not be focusing our editorial space on covering anything at a national or international level. From my perspective, you can get national and international news all day long every where on the planet. Whether you listen to the radio, watch the morning news, receive news alerts from the

New York Times on your phone, or simply check your favorite news Web sites, national and international news is everywhere. Our focus will be on local news, and local only. As someone who was born and raised in Rochester, graduating from Mayo Senior High School in 1992, I have watched the community evolve in ways I never could have imagined. While some people may debate about whether all of this change is good or bad, we will leave that up to our readers to decide. Our job will be to provide you with news and information to ponder. Yeah, on occasion I will touch on a sensitive subject in my weekly commentary, but I will do my best to avoid preaching to our readers. My stance is that our readers

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her knowledge with information on rural and township concerns, while keeping her finger on the pulse of the First District’s urban constituency. “My first job is to listen,” Podulke said. “I will spend the next few months getting up to speed.” Stephanie demonstrates high regard for County staff members. “They drive policy to a large extent. The Commissioners do not come up with ideas out of the blue.” Podulke stated. “We have a wonderfully wellrun, fiscally responsible county that is one of the best in the state and stands out as a stellar county nationally.” Citing the County’s AAA bond rating and several examples of excellent service to County residents, Podulke is not seeking office to shake up the system, but rather to remain vigilant in an ongoing discussion over the allocation of resources. Her motivation is to continue Mike’s kind and humane manner of leadership that many have found remarkable over the years. “Everyone has their area of focus,” Podulke said. “Mike’s focus was on social services and corrections. He devoted 25 years on the County Board to making sure needs were met in these areas. I still want his voice to be heard. I was with him during that time and I have some of my own experiences to draw upon.” Stephanie has experience on

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the ground-level having made a career in social services. Just last year, Podulke retired from her work as an in-home family counselor. She has also managed a group home for adolescents with behavioral disorders, served as a volunteer director at a nursing home, and worked as a teacher prior to that. In the community, Podulke continues to stay active on the Rochester Charter Commission, and volunteers for Child Care Resource and Referral, RNeighbors, Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association, First Homes, and Habitat for Humanity. She has served on the boards of various community organizations. In 2001, Mike and Stephanie won the Mayor’s Legacy Award for their community stained glass project honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The window is on display at the Mayo Civic Center. “We all need to remember that County Commissioners do so much more than just maintain gravel roads around any city limits. They are also making sure that someone in a nursing home or a disabled child is taken care of ” Cline said. “The County has to deliver social services mandated by other levels of government and Stephanie understands that.” Over 30 supporters, many being long-time friends and public servants, congregated at Cline’s home recently to kickoff Podulke’s campaign. Stories, laughter, and words of encouragement abounded as the group discussed ways to introduce Stephanie as a candidate to voters in the First District. Some ideas were detailed aspects of the familiar, tried and true methods that worked for Mike, others more high-tech. Mike and Stephanie’s oldest daughter, Laurel, was in attendance with her fiancé Ed Jeffries. Laurel and Ed recently moved into a house across the street from her childhood home and the stained glass business her parents have run for years in Rochester’s Kutzky Park neighborhood for the past 35 years. She remembers a few occasions when there was a particularly weighty issue before the County board.

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“My dad would talk about what was going on, usually at the kitchen table, and my mom would contribute to the discussion. My sister and I were also encouraged to join in and often did. We usually came to the same conclusions.” She notes that her mother shares many of the same qualities that made her father wellliked and successful, “She is a thoughtful and compassionate person who is great at creating an environment of understanding.” Her own experience puts Stephanie in a position to fulfill her goal of being the proponent of human services, corrections, and urban planning that she aims to be. A quarter century of being the spouse and confidant to a County Commissioner with shared values gives her an uncommon point of view. “Stephanie is uniquely qualified for this job,” said former Rochester City Council Chair John Hunzinger. “Our families have been close over the years and I know that she has really been there this whole time. She knows what’s going on. Nobody could have come forward better prepared for this.” Stephanie Podulke plans to spend the summer hosting forums to hear the concerns and ideas of residents of the First District and hitting the streets with her supporters to get as much information and voter contact as possible before the special election on August 9th.

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“It is hard to sign on to an agreement without knowing the cost,” Chair Mark Vaupel said. “This decision does not financially obligate the district.” The board approved the motion. In other action, the board approved a resolution that reads, “That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.” “Unfortunately, this type of resolution is typical for this time of year,” Thompson said. “The administration will put together a recommendation and bring it back to the board for your approval.” The next board meeting will be Monday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the mini cafeteria. It will be a joint meeting with the cities of Racine and Stewartville.

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Will racino gambling come to Minnesota? By Karen Reisner Maybe the stars have at last aligned for the supporters of Racino Gambling. Republican Senator David Senjem, district 29 Rochester, and Representative Bob Gunther, district24A Fairmont, publicly introduced the legislation on March 21. Senjem is the chief author of SF1046 Racino and Minnesota Future Fund legislation with co-authors Claire Robling (R), district 35, Dan Sparks (DFL), district 27, Mike Parry (R), district 26, and James Metzen (DFL), district 39. The bill was referred to the Jobs and Economic Growth Committee on March 25. Gunther is the chief House sponsor of the legislation. The legislation would sanction the operation of 4,000 video lottery terminals by the Minnesota State Lottery at Minnesota’s two racetracks, Canterbury Park, Shakopee and Running Acres Harness Park, Columbus (off interstate 35 north of St. Paul). The video and slot machines would put them in competition with the eighteen American Indian run casinos in the state. Both parks have poker and gaming tables now. Most of the revenue from the proposed racinos would be put into a newly established Minnesota Future Fund.

The proposal has two high hurdles which have acted as barriers in years past when similar legislation was stifled. Lobbyists representing the American Indian gambling interest and legislators that are opposed to the expansion of state sponsored gambling on both the left and the right have blocked the effort for years. This is the sixth attempt. With this attempt supporters are more optimistic touting the legislation as a jobs creator by way of the “Minnesota Future Fund” to be used to help expand businesses and provide initial funding to start new businesses. The legislation would establish this special account for the monies gained from the racinos to be separate from the state’s General Fund. Legislators and the governor are searching for ways to make up the projected $5 billion deficit and for some this is a portion of the answer. Governor Mark Dayton has said he is willing to consider any source of new revenue. Opposition Republicans will meet resistance from their own GOP party chairman Tony Sutton who sits on the board of a nonprofit organization, “Citizens Against Gambling Expansion.”

The American Indians operate eighteen casinos in the state and have lobbied against the introduction of the racino gambling. Twelve states currently have racino gambling, including Iowa. The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) argues that the market for gambling in the state has reached a peak, saying the estimates noted by the Minnesota Lottery are unrealistically high. A study by the Minnesota Lottery estimated the racinos would bring in about $125 million annually. Tribal lobbyists note the tribes are not subsidized by the state. Many of the employees at the Indian casinos are not tribal members so they already contribute to state and federal income tax revenues. They insist the racinos would especially damage the business at the state’s northern casinos and at Mystic Lake which is just a short distance from Canterbury Park. Indian gaming funds are in part used to improve public services and to improve the quality of life for the Indian tribes. The MIGA claims that about half of the revenue from the casinos is used for health care and education with about 20 percent going for economic development, housing and infrastructure.


Nationally, Indian tribes have been battling long-time problems including high levels of homicide, alcoholism, suicide, and domestic violence. Unemployment rates run as high as 30 percent. Revenues from gaming are being used to combat all of these. Even if this legislation were to become law, there is a potential for lawsuits down the road from Indian interests. It is not clear whether the Minnesota Lottery legally can regulate slot machines. Supporters With a $5 billion deficit, the prospect of $250 million additional revenue for the biennium without a tax increase is attractive. Proponents are more optimistic recognizing the turn over of the legislature to Republican majorities and a governor that is at least willing to consider the idea. Dayton insists most of the

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revenue from racino gambling should be used for “public purposes.” He specifically maintained the proceeds should not add to the wealth of the private ownership of Canterbury Park and Running Acres. Dayton made it clear he was not an advocate of expanding gaming, however, he has not closed the door on using potential racino gambling revenue for education or job creation. Canterbury Park is a publicly traded company, Canterbury Holding Corporation, and Running Acres is owned by a Connecticut-based private equity fund, Black Diamond Commercial Finance. Canterbury Park is in favor of the Minnesota Lottery regulating the racinos and Running Acres favors the Minnesota Racing Commission acting in that capacity. See RACINO Page 12 

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(DEED). The estimated additional $125 million per year in revenue would significantly increase the funding available in grants and loans through DEED. Senjem maintains the extra funds would keep businesses in the state and help

them grow. The monies would also be used for research programs. Potential Winners Racino NOW, an organization in existence to support the establishment of racino gambling, lists the following as

being some of the winners if the legislation becomes law: agriculture and rural development, early childhood and family education, bioscience and medical technology research, the state’s general fund, and athletic, recreational and extracurricular facilities (possibly the Vikings Stadium). However, the senate bill now in committee is to be targeted toward business growth and creation, not at all toward a new stadium. Former Senator Dick Day, who resigned his senate seat over a year ago after serving for nineteen years, is a member of Racino NOW and is a lead lobbyist for the effort. He has long been a proponent of racino gambling introducing the first bill in 1997. Day has remarked that people through gambling, give up their money voluntarily, which is preferable to taking their money through

taxation. The establishment of racinos is expected to contribute toward higher purses for race horse owners. It is suggested this could bring more horses to the tracks from other states. The racing industry expects they could enjoy a renewal providing more jobs to breeders, trainers, farriers, veterinarians and so on. The influx of more track personnel could contribute to the hotel and restaurant industries and so on.

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Bank Gift House in Wykoff and creator of her personal line of soaps, they most certainly are not. Maxine has been making her line of soaps for over 16 years, and her own kitchen and a climate-controlled bedroom have been home to roughly 60 different scents of homemade soap bars. She began making soaps when she realized her and her family still had dry skin after using many kinds of soaps. After four to six months of trying to find the right combination of ingredients, the “Simple Treasures Soap” collection was born. Many of the liquid and bars soaps that are used today are more like detergents; they are great at cleaning up dirts and oils. But people have oils in the skin that are needed to keep skin fresh and moisturized. So really, we are getting rid of our body’s natural oils when we use most soaps! Maxine’s soaps, on the other hand, do not contain ingredients to get rid of oils. In fact, they are made of oils to nurture and sooth even the driest skin. Unlike commercial soaps, Maxine does not use tallow, or animal fat. Instead, she uses natural oils. In every bar of soap is a mixture of olive, coconut, and palm oils, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil. Depending

on the scent and color, other natural ingredients are included. Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, is added to help give the soap its solid state. Lye also combines with the oils to concoct glycerine. Glycerine is a substance that most commercial soaps actually take out of their products, but it’s extremely good for the skin. A few of the soaps in the collection are imbued with oatmeal, cornmeal, or fine sand for more exfoliation. This is helpful to get rid of dry, flaky skin, but

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also to help the oils sink deeper for a more moisturizing experience. If dry scalp is a problem, these soaps make the perfect shampoo and conditioner. The soaps themselves are the perfect combination of gentle and sudsy, and are great for any skin type, sensitive or not. Just because these soaps are good for the skin, doesn’t mean they’re not good for other things. There are soaps specially made for mechanics and gardeners to get rid of the dirts and oils commonly found in these activities. See SOAP Page 15 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp

Auspicious signs of spring Snow piles are shrinking as the sun shines brighter. Flattened, but still bright green, the false rue anemone leaves emerge from under the melting snow, where they lay protected all winter in the forest. Tiny ruby red spikes of wild leeks stab through the dead leaves of fall. The goldfinches are tinged with yellow, and robins and hawks have returned from their winter vacations. More than any other time of year, March and April is when I pay close attention to nature. I am on the lookout, watching for every little sign of change. Winter cold and snow hung on and on, and we now cling to hope that spring is around the corner. No matter what the actual weather is, nature is responding to changing light levels. People have spring rituals too. My husband and I silently agree that we are not going to shovel any more—the final snowfalls will just have to melt off the walkways on their own. A neighbor is out in our woods, collecting the daily sap drippings of maple trees, and has already dropped off our share of the harvest of two whole gallons of precious maple syrup, condensed from 80 gallons of sap. A hunter is strolling around hunting for deer antlers, which might have been shed by a big buck who survived the deep snows. I want to start gardening immediately, and there is plenty to do before it is wise to disturb frozen or wet soils. Apple trees must be pruned first, to keep them in good form with horizontal branches and at a height that can be harvested. I’ll bring in a few branches to force into early apple blossoms. Grapes and raspberries can be pruned now too, and it feels good to be back in the give and take again of gardening, working in cooperation with plants that feel like my old friends. Of course some extra yoga stretching and an ibuprofen help with the transition. In the dark laundry room, there

is a glow in the corner, as dozens of seed varieties are sprouting and reaching for the florescent lights. It is nothing less than miraculous that a few tomato seeds are the start of what will hopefully become a flood of produce that will feed us for months, and fill our freezer for the rest of the year. I don’t know how people who live in a constant climate deal with it. How do they mark their lives? In a paradise of continuous balmy and sunny days, do they sometimes feel like they are missing something? They must yearn for some change and excitement. Month after month, year after year, if paradise is always the same, wouldn’t one take it for granted? I relish summer the most, it is true. But I do feel that is partly due to the fact that it is so fleeting. Slow to arrive and quick to depart, summer is a treasure in part because it is so brief. Just as life itself becomes more precious when death knocks at the door, so the turn of the seasons reminds us to pay attention, and be grateful for the beauty around us. Note: Real maple syrup has a distinctive taste. I can’t get enough of it. With all the nutrients that trees need to grow, it includes trace minerals drawn up from the soil. It has significant levels of manganese and zinc in every ounce, which are good for the immune system, heart and prostate, as well as preventing cancer. Real maple syrup is expensive, but there is no comparison to the corn syrup stuff sold for pancakes—try it and you will never go back. Grade B is darker, tastes better and has more minerals, so save money by buying grade B instead of A. A small amount goes a long ways on pancakes and oatmeal

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The King and I coming to Chatfield this summer The King and I is coming to Chatfield this summer for the first time in the history of Western Days. This great Rodgers & Hammerstein production is loaded with memorable music, colorful scenery, beautiful costumes and energetic performers, including many children. Familiar songs include Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, Hello Young Lovers, We Kiss in a Shadow, Shall we Dance, and Something Wonderful. The musical is based on the true story recorded by British governess Anna Leonowens who was hired in 1862 to teach English and “modern, scientific ways” to the children and wives of the King of Siam. Auditions are on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), and Tuesday, May 31, at Potter Auditorium, Highway 52 and Fifth Street in Chatfield. Check- in time is 6:30 p.m. (Parents, bring your younger children early so they don’t have to stay late.) More instructions will follow, such as type of music to prepare for tryouts for singing roles. Watch for further announcements in this newspaper or check at on the web. Information will also be posted on Facebook, or you may e-mail witsendtheatre@ Performances are August 10, 11


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Census reveals Chatfield growth By Karen Reisner City Clerk Joel Young announced at the city council’s March 24 meeting that the city has seen some growth, which is good news for us. The 2010 census documented the population of the city to be 2,779 compared to the previous census which found it at 2,592. Councilors Russ Smith and Ken Jacobson were absent. Public Works Purchases Superintendent of City Services Tony Lammers was asked at the last council meeting to get “apples to apples” quotes for the replacement of a mower tractor. The purchase of a New Holland T1520 with a rear discharge mower was approved at the low bid of $12,400, with trade in, from St. Joseph Equipment. Lammers had a second bid for the same mower and equipment, with trade in, from Hyland Motor Co., Spring Valley, at a higher cost of $13,300. Lammers noted the rear discharge makes operation of the mower safer around people. Lammers explained the need to purchase a new dump truck in the near future. It takes about six months from the time it is ordered until it is delivered. The new truck would replace a 1995 Ford. Lammers recommended the purchase of an International truck through Boyer Trucks at the state bid price. He noted

the International is about the only truck with enough room underneath for an underbody scraper which will come from Universal Truck Equipment, Galesville, Wisconsin. Universal Truck would also supply the box, hoist, wing, plow and sander. Lammers said because Universal was close it would be easier to go there for parts. The base price of the International truck is $56,207, but with options it will be about $76,000. The equipment from Universal will total $75,739.10. The total price to purchase the equipped plow truck should be about $152,000 before tax. Lammers asked the council for approval to get the bid process started and to order the truck and equipment. Lammers noted the truck was due for replacement last year. Councilor Paul Novotny asked if the full stainless steel option was worth the extra expense. Lammers said a steel box is what actually wears out first on the plow truck. He insisted they should get extra life from the truck with a stainless steel box. The city budget for replacement of the truck is more than adequate at $173,040. The council approved the purchases as recommended. Other Business In Brief •Lammers said they should


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have the street light outage fixed in the near future. He explained there is a short under the sidewalk which will require some of the sidewalk to be torn up to fix the electrical problem. Progress on the maintenance of the city’s south well by Thein Well was discussed. Lammers explained there is some wear from pumping sand and that may cause them to raise the pump about ten feet to reduce the wear. He expects they may put in a new shaft and will consider replacing the whole pump. However, he thought it would still come in under the estimate for the maintenance. •April is Sexual Assault Victims Month. Teal color ribbons will be tied on every third tree in the park to recognize the assault of one out of three women. •Joel Young said he has had several inquiries about a possible community garden. He discussed the industrial park area across from Tuohy Furniture, but questioned whether the soil would be adequate there. Young said they would discuss it with the school district. •Jake Lane, Luke Schieffelbein and Peter Erickson were hired as firefighters. The restated Bylaws of the Chatfield Fire Department Relief Association dated March 21, 2011, were approved.

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A restaurant that serves more than pizza stop by and take a taste test. As I walked in, I saw a few familiar faces, including Jason rolling some dough in the kitchen. I always have a great amount of respect for owners who are involved in their business, working side-by-side with the team to serve customers. As a small business owner, I take out the garbage, answer the phones, lay out newspaper pages, write stories and design ads. There is no “I” in TEAM in the small business environment. As I became acquainted with BB’s Pizzeria, I learned that Jason Brehmer and a business partner by the name of Tom Boxrud owned the restaurant together. I commend both of them for what they’re doing for the Rochester community. I have always had great food at BB’s Pizzeria, which means I will be back over and over again. But, what adds to my experience is knowing that I am supporting a

By Jason Sethre Growing up in Rochester, I have always had a great appreciation for the locally-owned businesses. With big box stores popping up all over town, I always wondered how these little guys stayed in business. From my observation, there is no secret to their success. They work hard, and they are committed their community. A few years back, I heard that Jason Brehmer, one of my classmates from Mayo Senior High School started his own pizza restaurant. I was excited for him. Taking a leap of faith in any business venture is scary and exciting at the same time. But, I knew Jason in high school and he was well-liked by everyone; real down-to-earth. These are always good traits when your business depends on good customer service. So, hearing about BB’s Pizzeria by Rochester’s Shopko North, I had to

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RCTC Foundation solicits sponsorship signage for the “bubble” The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission recommended on a 4-2 vote that a maximum of 6000 square feet of signage be displayed with any individual banner being limited to 1200 square feet. “We don’t want to hinder their ability to raise revenue,” said Commission member John McGuine. “If you go to any football stadium in the country you’ll see more signs than that.” Commission member Paul Sims agreed that the need for revenue was high, but added, “This group has the

HBC strikes high speed broadband deal with Eyota By Tracy Ebmeyer Hiawatha Band Communications President Gary Evans approached the city council with regards to award a franchise HBC with providing the city a high speed broadband communications fiber network. The bundle would include cable, telephone, and 20 megabyte internet service with hopes of bringing the service up to gigabyte speed in a short time according to Evans. Evans has contacted other cities in the southeastern part of the state and is working with contracts in those towns to allow the package he provides to be purchased. “We are planning to build a fiber network with expectations that service would be provided by the end of the year,” Evans said. The motion was made to move forward with the initial franchise

agreement with Mayor Wes Bussell stressing the importance of having all legal matters in place before any contract signing. The council asked for reimbursement for any legal fees that would be incurred as a result of the process to which Evans agreed to pay. Public Works Public Works Supervisor Brad Boice attended the meeting. Boice brought several issues the city is dealing with to the table Thursday evening. According to Boice the town’s pump for the well needs to be inspected. Typically these pumps are serviced and inspected every 15 years. The last inspection for the pumps in Eyota was 18 years ago. The initial cost for pulling, cleaning, and inspecting the pump is $4800. Councilman Tony Nelson

motioned the process to be carried out with a unanimous decision by the other members of the board. More than half a dozen manholes that were caulked last year are leakingand a total of twenty-two are in need of repair. The company that provided the service will be coming back and resolving the situation within the coming weeks free of charge. Vandalism Several cars have been broken into while parked in garages across the city these last few weeks. Police officers informed the council members that it appears the person causing the trouble is in their early teens judging from some of the items that were stolen. Residents should keep an eye out for suspicious activity and report it immediately to the authorities.

responsibility to look out for the aesthetics of the community and make sure that this is in good taste.” If adequate sponsorship signage is not allowed, the RCTC Foundation will be hampered in their ability to continue to provide scholarships to RCTC students and they will likely be unable to repay the loan to the City of Rochester according to Pederson. The Rochester Planning and Zoning department staff initially recommended that 1200 square feet total of signage be allowed for the outside of the complex, noting that unlimited signage could be displayed inside the facility and anywhere not visible

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from roadways. “I’m pleased with the Commission’s acknowledgement that 1200 feet was insufficient” Pederson stated, noting that 10,000 square feet is necessary for the Foundation to meet their obligations. The Foundation president added that in the future sponsorship signage could provide funding for repairs and improvements to RCTC’s athletic facilities. The “bubble” has been used by local sporting groups for a number of athletic activities during winter months and is available to the public for rental on an hourly or daily basis. Links:

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Eyota veterinarian doing his best By Tracy Ebmeyer We have all been there. That moment of time that stands still for whatever reason and forever long. For D.V.M. Wayne Ode that moment continues. On February 1st, the building where he practiced veterinary medicine in Eyota was engulfed by flames and completely destroyed within a matter of hours. A Eyota city council member driving by the building noticed smoke rising from the building and notified Ode who happened to be inside. Fortunately, the animals staying overnight were rescued by Ode along with the records of the hospital. Ode has moved his practice to the old Kwik Trip store in downtown Eyota and has survived the adjustment. The current space is well lit and spacious, yet not as convenient for Ode when seeing the animals.

The previous building was outfitted with multiple exam rooms and had just been remodeled. That streamlined the process of animals visiting and checking in for various procedures performed at the hospital. According to Ode, having the extra exam rooms and capabilities in the previous building was nice to have. With only one surgery and exam room at the new office, Ode is doing his best with the transition. “It’s working well,” Ode said. “It would be nice to have a settlement as to a lease or a purchase.” Currently he is in a month-to-month agreement with the buildings owners. After renting space in the previous building, Ode purchased half of the building five years ago and shared a common wall with a construction company. The cause of the fire is still under investi-

gation but Ode said that the common wall appears to be where the fire originated. “We have not gotten a final report from the fire marshall,” Ode said, “but it appears that it was an electrical fire coming from the wall that separated


the two businesses.” The community of Eyota has recognized the loss for Ode. There was talk about organizing a fundraising benefit. The building was covered by insurance and Dr. Ode denied the assistance. “I’m just worried that something would happen to somebody else down the road,” Ode

Dr. Wayne Ode and assistant exam a dog before undergoing minor surgery at his new office in downtown Eyota. Photo by Tracy Ebmeyer

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said, “and the community can only support so many of those sorts of things.” Regardless, some of the people have discussed the idea further and there is the possibility of a run/walk benefit to help the doctor with some of the unforeseen costs of losing his building. Asked about his loss and how the healing process is going, Ode said, “It’s taken awhile for it to sink in with what happened. It felt pretty numb for awhile.” Through the catastrophic loss, Ode has managed to keep his business running and offers the same services as before. “We’re open for appointments and doing surgeries,” Ode said, “and we have a dental machine ordered.” Two free clinics offering screenings for heart worm and Lymes are coming up in the month of April. For further information about these clinics you can reach the office via the web at:


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Who makes a difference in your community? • Adult (18-54 yrs) - Recognizes dedication of an individual age 18 to 54 years of age who has contributed to the improvement of his/her community through volunteerism. • Business - Recognizes businesses that demonstrate community involvement by encouraging employee volunteerism, actively participating in community service events, and/or by providing pro-bono assistance. • Family Unit - Recognizes a family that exemplifies a spirit of “family volunteerism” in their community and is a coordinated effort from all members. • Group (2 or more) - Recognizes the dedication of a group who has contributed to the improvement of their

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that the contract for the new maintenance facility at the Rochester headquarters has been awarded to Knutson Construction of Rochester, Minn. The new 122,000-square-foot facility will house all maintenance operations for the Rochester area, including the Rochester Truck Station, and become the maintenance support headquarters for Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties. The additional space will provide a safer, more cost-effective work environment with larger maintenance bays for larger snowplows, increased operation efficiencies with adequately equipped shop areas and office spaces and more

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Croquet Field Day event returns to Rochester for a second year Rochester, Minn.— On June 26, OMC Regional Foundation will host its second annual event for anyone wanting to have a great time and support a great cause! OMC Regional Foundation’s Croquet Field Day is a fundraiser in support of women’s health services at OMC. The croquet tournament will be held at Rochester Golf and Country Club on Sunday afternoon, following an elegant buffet brunch in the clubhouse. The tournament welcomes novice and experienced amateur players. All teams will play for one non-cash grand prize. The $150 team entry fee admits two players to the pre-tournament brunch buffet, registers them as an event team, and provides a picnicstyle lunch. Schedule of Events •10:30 AM - Registration opens •11:00 AM - Brunch •12:30 PM - Rules review •1:00 PM - 45-minute game rounds begin •4:10 PM - Semi-final players announced •4:25 PM - Final game round •5:45 PM - Championship game round

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•6:45 PM - Prizes awarded Snack food and drinks will be available throughout the day at the event’s hospitality tent. Players can also join the Best Dressed, Best Hat, and Best Team Theme contests to compete for additional prizes. To register, visit www.omcrf. org/about/events or contact Michelle Maeder-Hickey at 507.292.7202. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities at this unique event, contact Stacey Vanden Heuvel at 507.292.7200 or For information on the history, types, and rules of croquet, visit

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SUNDAY, APRIL 10 Baked Potato Supper, 4:30-6:30pm, Stewartville Civic Center. Proceeds used to “serve the community.” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Toast with Toastmasters, 7-8am, Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, 19th floor, 19-105 200 1st St. SW. A place to practice the English language skills and meet new people. For more information, e-mail jackson. Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office. ACS & Elder Network Care Conversations, 7pm, Hope Lodge. 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester. For those caring for family members with cancer.

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1 black Lab Puppy; 8wks old $100. Raised in a loving home w/kids. Shots/ wormed. 507-250-0797. Great hunter/ companion. s4

Free: 51” Magnavox high definition projection TV. 6 yrs old, needs picture tube and transformer. Good for parts or if you want to repair. 507-271-2123. s6

Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. New $100. asking $50/obo. 507-289-8175. s6

Santa Bears! 1985-2000. (2000 has Mr. & Mrs. Santa Bears). Like new, never been played with. $650/set. 507-2881591. s6

Hospital bed with side rails; Invacare model 5000, electric, Used very little. $675./obo 507-529-1457. s4

DACHS, M-red-sm-TINY $350+ Female; B1/T-shag- $325+, Vet Shots, Worm, Cash 507-534-2856 after 5pm. s4

Roland EP760 digital piano; standing carrying case with wheels. Paid $950. will sell for $325. 507-289-3069. s6

Eisenhower Dollars ($2/ea). Monroe pictures, 100 plastic buckets, art books, blankets, bed frames, vacuum, poster book, 450 oil paintings, bar stool, flower pots, small dresser, toolbox, ladder, stretcher board, wooden shoes, camera, Tiffany Lamps, Arizona magazine. 507-282-3011. s6

Waste Oil Shop Heater. No filtering required, smokeless, NEW 100,000 BTU. $700. 507-288-5822. s6

Sundancer Electric Scooter; New Condition, Detachable front basket, 38” Turning radius, maximum weight of 300lbs. Purchased for $2500. Asking $1200. 507-289-8409. s4

For Sale: AKC Yorkie Puppies. Very cute, shots, vet checked. (3) females, (1) male. Call 507-391-3388. s4

44”h x 3”w steel spoke iron rimmed hay rake wheels. $110/pr. 507-495-3104. s6

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Alteration Etc. Professional Seamstress Service • Complete Alteration Services • Specialized Repair Services • Custom Curtains, Drapes & Accessories • Original Fashion Creations Over 30 Years Experience Call Stephanie (507) 398-4229

TORNADO CLEANING SERVICES We take dirtiness out of your: Offices, Home, Apartments, Garages, Basements, RV’s, Decks, Animal Clinics, Public Rest Rooms, & MUCH MORE! We live clean in your area & around YOUR WORLD! PERMITS & INSURANCE 507-398-5114 or 507-536-2591 (Maria)

Jim Thompson’s Garage Door Company Inc. Call the Fast Service Professionals Residential • Commercial • Farm • In-home free estimates • Garage door repair and replacement Electric Opener repair and replacement. We can repair most brands. We are bonded and insured. Serving SE Minnesota 6101 Hwy 52 North • Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend.

GOT JUNK? Who Ya Gonna Call? JUNK BUSTERS Fast, Professional Service We’ll Haul Most Anything NO JOB TOO BIG, NO JOB TOO SMALL Got Junk? CALL JUNK BUSTERS TODAY 507-282-JUNK


MINNESOTA OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE Residential & Commercial Accounts Serviced • Mowing & Trimming • Fertilization • Weed Control • Core Aeration • Edging • Seeding • Total Kill • Shrub Trimming • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Brush Cutting • Mulch Installed • Gutter Cleaning • Snow Plowing • Ice Melt Applied/Delivered Seasonal Service or As Needed Licensed/Insured/Dependable/Competitive Prices Free Estimates & Personal Service Please Call 208-2778 M.O.M. A Name You Can Depend On



WANTED BROKE-DOWN CARS & TRUCKS! We’ll BUY your broken car! We’ll BUY your junker truck! CHADDOCK TRUCK PARTS Licensed • Insured • Bonded Dealer Hwy. 14 East 507-288-3346

AUTO REPAIR CAREFUL WORK • ECONOMY PRICES Tune-Ups, Fuel Injection Service, Brakes, Electrical Problems, Exhaust, Complete Transmission Repairs, Clutches, Front Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive Repairs, Welding, All Vehicles Joe’s Auto Service 507-289-5013 Days/Eves/Wknds Your Patronage Respected Is your “Check Engine” light on? Need your car fixed but don’t want to spend a fortune? Shocks & Struts Starting at $300.00 Tune up’s Starting at $200.00 Brake’s Starting at $250.00 Starters, Alternators, “Check Engine” Codes “Customer Purchased” Parts Installed Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN $25.00/hr. shop rate Over 25 years in the trades Fully Insured Day, Evening, Weekend and “ON-SITE” Service Call T-N-T Auto Service Call Tim (507) 696-7524

BASEMENT REPAIR BASEMENT WATER CONTROL Since 1965 Free Estimates We offer numerous solutions for wet basements, moving & cracked basement walls. • Beaver Systems • Sump Pumps • Battery Operated Sump Pumps • Under Floor Drain Tiles • Pro-Flow Systems • Hold-Rite Wall Anchors • Underground Down Spouts Locally Owned & Operated Rochester: 507-281-2714 Toll Free: 1-877-461-9994

CARPET CLEANING OXI FRESH OF SE MINNESOTA Let the power of Oxygen Clean your Carpets *Fast 1 Hour Dry Time* Soft Drying with No Residue Safe for Children & Pets Pet Odor & Stain Removal Experts BUYERS GUIDE SPECIAL code BG2011 3 ROOMS FOR $89 (Individual Room Size Not To Exceed 175 sq. ft.) World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner 529-5597 Live Person

CARPET/VINYL INSTALL GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! • Carpet and Vinyl Installs & Removal • Re-Stretching • Patching Various Paddings Available Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates 507-208-0506 (Jason) Carpet • Vinyl • Vinyl Tile Flooring 25 Years Experience 507-254-4916 Mike

CAULKING KEYSTONE CAULKING, LLC • Caulking • Doors • Windows • Driveways & Sidwalks • Patios Residential & Commercial Over 37 years combined experience Fully Insured 507-251-4574 - Tim 507-254-0665 - Joe

DFMeer Computing Home & Business Computer Support On-site, pick-up or drop-off Only $45/hour home, $50/hour business PC Tune-up • Virus/Spyware/Adware Removal Internet/Email Tutoring Hardware/Software Installation • Wired & Wireless Network Installation • Personal Education Installation Write-Ups Dave Meer 507-280-9590 Microsoft Certified • CompTIA Certified

CONSTRUCTION WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. New Home Construction & Old Home Restoration • Additions • 3 and 4 Seasons • Garages • Decks • Porches • Patio Doors • Windows • Siding (Wood/Vinyl/Steel) • Complete Kitchen Cabinets • Counters • Bathroom (Complete) • Etc Lic#20634563 507-529-1833 Jeff SEITZ CONSTRUCTION General Contractor • Integrity and Quality are #1 507-292-8000 Residential/Commercial Remodeling and New Construction We offer complete construction services for your next project. Interior/Exterior Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Seamless Gutters, Decks, Basements, Trim, Drywall, Custom Tile, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions or New Construction FREE ESTIMATES Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791

DRYWALL K.O. DRYWALL, INC. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions Call Kerry Olson at 507-261-1419 GOLD LEVEL DRY WALL PLUS • Hanging •Taping • Texture • Mold & Stain Problems Fixed • Demo • Remodels • Finish Off Basement • Wood & Metal Framing • Cabinets • Trim Free Estimates • 32 Years Experience 507-271-1555

ELECTRIC SERVICE DUNWRIGHT ELECTRIC COMPANY “When You Want It Done Right” 507-273-5719 Licensed, Bonded, Insured Quality Based Company Serving Rochester and Surrounding Communities Residential, Commercial, Industrial From New Construction to Remodels Service Panel Upgrades Lic.# CA04284



WINTERGREEN LAWN Specializing in Fertilizer & Weed Control • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Dethatching • Rock Brooming • Much More • Package Deals • Referral Packages • Switch Over Deals Fully Insured - Free Estimates “A Better Approach To Your Perfect Lawn” 507-292-9700

FLOORING SHAWN’S FLOORING Hard Surface Flooring Installation All Hard Woods, Floating Laminates Ceramic Tile & More Samples Available • Competitive Rates FREE ESTIMATES Call Shawn At 990-5602

Wizard Handyman • Interior and Exterior Work • Fences • Decks • Sheds • Drywall/Taping • Painting • Ceiling • Texturing • Bathrooms • Ceramic & Vinyl Tile Small Jobs Welcome • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed 507-281-4091 or 358-2971 (cell) Lic#BC20512722


HANDYMAN Repair, Remodel, Replace Doors Storm Door, Patio, Windows, Garage, Kitchens, BOOK EARLY! Bathrooms, Basements, Sheds, Roofing, Siding, MOWING & TRIMMING: Jobs starting at $20 and up. Gutters, Decks, Steps, Fences, Additions, Residential Finish Carpentry, Landscaping, Old Home Restoration/ 30 years in business in this area! We aim to please. New Home Completion Plenty of references. Fully Insured. Honest, Trustworthy Licensed & Insured & Reliable! We also do SNOW REMOVAL of sidewalks, 507-529-1833 - Jeff driveways & steps Lic#20634563 Call Doug at 507-259-9069 Jim’s Residential Handyman Service Air Conditioning, Heating & Appliance Service GREG’S LAWN CARE & SNOWPLOWING Plumbing & Electrical Repair RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Sheetrocking & Painting SPRING CLEAN-UP Lawn Mowing & Snow Removal & More! • Mowing • Trimming • Core Aeration • Dethatching Phone - 507-206-4486 • Cell - 507-993-0306 • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming email: Lic#000149510 • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing TOM’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LANDSCAPING 30 Years Experience in • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch ALL AREAS OF HOME REPAIR • Seeding • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK Interior/Exterior WE WILL DO IT ALL Plus: Flooring, Gutter Cleaning, • 25 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured Pressure Washing, Tree Trimming, Driveway Sealing, • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated Landscaping, Junk Hauling, Painting & Staining, Etc. FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES • Reasonable Rates • Insured 507-261-7597 (Greg) 507-993-2249 J.C. Lawn Services & Snow Removal ***SPRING CLEAN-UP SPECIALS Residential & Commercial ON A BUDGET??? • Mowing • Trimming • Edging • Aeration • Dethatching • Siding • Gutters • Hardwood Flooring Spring & Fall Clean up • Painting (Interior/Exterior) • Lawncare • Landscaping Seasonal or one time • Fully Insured • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling Call today for the 2011 season • Ceramic Tile Installation • Retaining Walls • Fencing 507-271-0037 or 507-202-0591 • Property Cleanouts • Remodeling ANDERSON LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! Residential and Commercial 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Mowing & Trimming • Snow Removal (Residential • Fully Insured • References Only) • Seasonal Yard Clean-up • Landscape Design TPR Services Unlimited LLC & Installation • Organic Lawn Care Methods CN# 31429776 • Competitive Pricing • Free Estimates • Senior Discount 507-696-7524 (Tim) 507-990-4736 MNLA Certified, AS Landscape Horticulture, Insured JUNK REMOVAL WENDTS LAWN CARE JUNK-B-GONE “Spring Cleanups” Rochester’s Longest Running And • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Most Dependable Junk Hauling Service. Associations/Commercial/Residential Residential and Commercial Snow Removal Available Single Item To Multiple Truck Loads Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Fully Insured & Licensed Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! Free Estimates 507-259-9696 (Roger) TOO MUCH JUNK? “YOU CALL - WE HAUL” LAWN SALON CALL DON AT JUNK-B-GONE 507-280-0404 COMPLETE LAWN CARE We Recycle! • Mowing (Most $27 or Less) • Edging • Raking • Trimming • Fertilizing • Light Tilling JUNK-IT, LLC • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning Your GREEN Solution Reasonable/Professional/Efficient/Dependable/Trustworthy Junk & Scrap Removal • Free Estimates Full Insured • FREE Estimates Specializing in Removal of: CALL 507-398-7600 Appliances • Furniture • Electronics • Scrap Metal • Mowing • Raking • Garden Tilling Lawn & Garden Equip. • Demolition Debris • Hauling • Brush & Tree Trimming Mulch & Tree Branches, Etc. Call about other services! MATCH OR BEAT PRICING!! Most Lawns $17.50-$22.50 Contact Brady @ 507-254-7833 Senior Rates • Free Estimates or e-mail: Call Gary 281-4842 (Home) or 251-0995 (Cell) Visa/Mastercard/Discover

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3 bag power flow bagger unit. Fits 54” John Deere mower deck. Good shape. $1100. 507-990-1459. l6

FOR SALE: 16” girl’s bike - purple; good condition. $20. WANTED: 20” boy’s bike and 24” or 26” girls bike. Good condition. 507-280-6278. b6,13,20- o

Ithaca side by side 12ga bird fun; black chrome, silver and walnut. Modified and full $700. 507-254-1463. s6

14ft. Alumacraft fishing boat (model F-7) and trailer. $650./obo. 507289-0961. b6

ROCHESTER TENNIS CONNECTION – Huge Tennis Racquet Sale; New/Used. Bargain Pricing. Stringing available Public welcome, open daily. For all your tennis needs! 507-288-4851 or email s6

12ft aluminum boat. $175. 507-2893208. b6

Wanted to do odd jobs, yard work, lawn mowing, minor tree trimming, minor painting. Clean up and hauling away junk & etc. jobs. 10% discount to Senior Citizens. Will provide references. 507-282-1563 or 507-421-9823 ask for Glenn. l6

8HP Evinrude motor and gas tanks. $175. 507-289-3208. b6

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CUSTOM RETAINING WALLS & LANDSCAPING, INC. Complete Design and Installation Concrete Retaining Walls Paving Stones Ponds – Water Gardens – Pond Supplies Full Garden Center Decorative Rock and Mulch - Delivered DO-IT-YOURSELFERS WELCOME! 6758 Highway 63 North Rochester (3 Miles North of Shopko North) CALL 507-281-0669 FOR ESTIMATES WWW.CRWROCH.COM A&M Lawncare & Snow Removal, LLC Spring Clean-ups • Dethatching • Aerating • Fertilizing/Seeding • Brush Removal • Mowing • Weed Control Residential & Commercial FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates • 10+ yrs. Experience Call Ryan (Owner/Operator) 507-272-3854

ACCESS TO JUSTICE DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND MEDIATION DREHER & FINSETH, LLC • Conciliations Court Documents • Child Support Modifications • Divorces With or Without Children or Assets • Delegation of Parental Authority • Notary Services • Order For Protections • Health Care Directives • Parenting Time Modification • Power of Attorney • Independent Paralegal Services Available For Attorneys - Spanish Interpreter Available 507-288-6662


Ceramic Tile • Marble Floors • Walls New Bathtub and Shower Installations Complete Bathroom Remodeling Al’s Home Services 507-271-6181 Insured & References

MOORE’S LAWN SERVICE, INC. • Mowing & Trimming • Power Raking • Shrub Trimming • Spring and Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning • Edging • Aerating • Snow Removal Since 1978 • Free Estimates • Fully Insured 507-282-8380 PROFESSIONAL SHRUB CARE • Shrub & Hedge Pruning • Edging & Mulching • Creative, Affordable Designs “Shaping Landscapes since 1976” 507-289-6106 Steve Pankratz BS Landscape Horticulture U of M LAWN MOWING Residential or Commercial 20 years of experience 25% OFF with Seasonal Contract 507-288-9533 FRIENDLY JAMIE ROLSTAD “People with Old-Fashion Work Ethic” • Many repeat customers • We offer residential service only • Spring/Fall yard clean ups • Mowing • Snow Removal • Tree Trimming & Smaller Tree Removal • Shrub Trimming • Landscaping • Foundation Build up • Brick Edging • Mulch/Rock/Dirt Hauling & Placement • Bobcat work and more Licensed and Insured • FREE Estimates Please Call Jamie 507-281-2858

PAINTING FRANK’S PAINTING FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING NEEDS!! “Affordable Quality” Interior • Exterior Staining • Textured Ceilings & Walls • Deck Restoration • Drywall/Taping • Quality Work • Insured • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References Available Frank 536-7766 10 Year Advertiser of Buyer’s Guide JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior Special 3 rooms for $275 (Paint not Included) offer expires 04/30/2011 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361 CUTTING-EDGE INTERIORS, LLC. “More than a coat of paint” Interior/Exterior Painting - Sheetrock Repairs Commercial Painting Create a beautiful home that you can be proud of with Cutting-Edge Interiors, LLC. We take the time to: help you with colors/products, prep/repair walls, clean trim, change outlet covers, and much more; leaving you with more than just a coat of paint. For a Free Estimate Call 507-202-9755

PAINTING & decorATING SPECHT PAINTING & DECORATING • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Professional & Reliable • 26 Years Experience • Painting & Staining • Interior & Exterior • Drywall Finishing • Wall & Ceiling Texturing • Application of All Wallcoverings & Borders • Decorative Finishing • Power Washing • Fully Insured For a FREE ESTIMATE call 507-271-3373 DARRELL’S PAINTING 30 DAY SPECIAL!!! Home outstide painting. Power Wash Outside Interior/Exterior painting (2 coats) • Insured • 38 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!! 507-358-6979 (Cell)

PeST coNTroL Bothered By Buggie Creatures? If it bugs you, it bugs us! Let us take care of them for you! Ants, Spiders, Flies, Box Elders, Beetles, Mice, Etc. If it bugs you, call us! Absolute Pest Elimination, LLC 877-707-8200 or 507-292-1843 (Paul)

PLUMBING TIM FERGUSON PLUMBING, INC • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE • Free estimates on all your plumbing projects • Water heaters, Water softeners, boilers • Hot water heat systems, Gas piping, Sump pumps • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling 20 years experience. Licensed, Bonded and Insured 507-951-1918 or 507-288-6327 Lic# 274485PM FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR OVER 30 YEARS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • Automatic Lawn Sprinkler Systems • All Plumbing Repairs & Service • Drain Cleaning • Water Heaters • Sump • Garbage Disposal • Remodeling • Electric Pump Thawing • Automatic Water Softeners • Specialty Plumbing Fixtures GANDER PLUMBING AND HEATING 507-282-7540 Lic# 3044M

recYcLING KEVIN PURRIER SCRAP Buyer of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals Auto, Electrical, Farm, Plumbing and Much More You Call, I’ll Haul! No Job Too Big or Too Small Cell - 507-358-0847 Email - Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicles

reModeLING & rePAIr WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds • Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps • Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry • Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion • Landscaping • Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 Artisan Construction and Remodeling Inc. Quality Craftsmanship Doors - Windows - Siding - Roofing Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Basement Finishing - Decks - Porches Drywall - Structural Repairs - Garages - Concrete Work Cabinet Installation - Built-Ins - Finish Carpentry Tile/Carpet/Hardwood/Vinyl Flooring Licensed and Insured 507-993-1446 Lic.#20635270 KITCHEN & BATH Design and Install Creative design process - gives you the beautiful kitchen or bath that suits you, at a surprisingly affordable price. We design it with you - We build it for you! WELL-DESIGNED, NOT HIGH-PRICED! ENCORE DESIGN, LLC Home Craftsman Services (507) 635-5151 • Email:

rooFING STEVE GENTRY CONSTRUCTION “Complete Roofing” • Repairs • Tear-offs • New Roofs • Other Home Improvement Projects Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References 507-798-9439 - office • 507-250-5263 - cell Lic.#2093908 THE HOUSE DOCTORS, INC. Storm Damage Specialists • Roofing • Windows • Siding • Doors • Remodeling Top to Bottom • Gutter Cleaning Available The Perfect Prescription For Your Home FREE ESTIMATES • LICENSED • INSURED 507-271-5427 (Matt) Lic.#20635390

Netherton Construction Inc. • Roofing • Siding • Remodeling 24 HOUR ROOF LEAK CALLS AVAILABLE Licensed and Fully Insured FREE ESTIMATES 507-721-2074 ofc.

Lic.# 20639082


REDEMPTIVE ROOFING, LLC. Rogers Tree Service & Construction • New Roofs • Reshingle • Flat Roofs *** Winter Specials *** • 24 Hr. Res./Comm. Leak Repair • Steel Shingles One call does it all! Licensed & Insured • Chimney Flashing • Gutter Cleaning • Stump Grinding • Bush Removal • Tree Transplanting • Lawn Care • Snow Removal • Buckthorn Control • Tree Trimming • Hauling • Tree Certified Professional Installer Treatment • Lot Clearing • Excavating • Demolition LIFETIME Workmanship GUARANTEED • Paving • Seal Coating • Snow Plowing • Ice Dam Competitive Pricing Removal • Bucket Truck & Climbers Available Bonded and Insured 507-280-0453 or 507-951-3325 Call now for Free Estimate Grind Unwanted Tree Stumps Away! 507-251-9220 Lic.# 20638833 Start with Trust! Call ANDSTAR SHArPeNING SerVIceS 507-259-6214 (ASK FOR NEIL) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Gramstad/Stevenson Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service SHARPENING SERVICES Lic.#06-11 • Carbide & Steel Saw Blades • Chain Saws • Cutters • Router Bits • Hole Saws • Drill Bits • Reel Mowers WINdoWS/doorS • Miltrap Bits • Garden & Yard Tools • Knives, Scissors, Clippers, Planers, Chippers, Paper Knives LARSON SIDING & WINDOWS Over 40 Years Experience! In business since 1958 WE SHARPEN EVERYTHING THAT CUTS! SE Minnesota’s Largest Siding & Window Dealer 507-269-9601 (Dave) • 507-289-5202 (Selmer) Offering great specials on all types of siding, windows, doors, seamless gutters, sunroom, decks & more WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD! SHeeTrocK/drYWALL 507-288-7111 or 800-221-7111 Lic.#0001482 Adam’s Construction RYAN WINDOWS & SIDING INC • Sheetrock Hanging • Taping • Texturing • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust • Metal Framing • Fully Insured Windows, Siding, Roofing, Decks, Doors, FREE ESTIMATES Awnings, Gutters & Trim “Nobody Beats Our Price on Quality” • Bruce Ryan 33 Years In Home Improvement For the Smoothest Finish, contact Adam at Licensed, Bonded, Insured 507-289-7458 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 • Christian’s Remodeling, LLC Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077 Sheetrock • Taping • Wall & Ceiling Texturing WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Painting • Carpet • Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors • Roofing • Stucco • Stone • Siding Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage 16 Years Experience Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds FREE ESTIMATES ANY TIME Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps For a Good Clean Quality Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry Job Done Right Call: Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion (507) 536-4928 or (507) 358-3247 (cell) Landscaping • Licensed & Insured (507) 282-2164 (fax) 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 Window World of Rochester America’s Largest Vinyl Replacement Company SMALL BUSINeSS coNSULTING $189 Any Size White Double Hung Window Extension Admin Services Free In Home Estimates Services Offered: LOW PRICE GUARANTEE Business Analysis, Business Plans, Marketing, 507-206-6656 Cash Flow Analysis WWW.WINDOWWORLD.COM Email: Bob’s Construction, Inc. Phone: 507-993-0815 “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. SMALL eNGINe rePAIr Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, Vinyl, Cement Board ALL CHECK SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal $44 Spring Special Tune-up Walk Behind Mower Doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden We service all makes (gas & diesel) Professional Installation - Friendly Service • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers The Right Choice Starts with the Right Company! • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Bob’s Construction, Inc. Welding & Fabrication Available 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-288-8379 507-990-8054 Lic.# 004842


Wood TrIM & MoULdING

Residential & Commercial • Sidewalks • Driveways • Parking Lots • Steps • Sanding and More! We also do Lawn Care & Landscaping! Free Estimates • Insured 507-696-3118 (Andrew)

Your headquarters for all TRIM and MOULDINGS. Complete Supplier of TRADITIONAL, KOOLTM & NEW or OLD CUSTOM DESIGNED Millwork. Bring in your plans and we will gladly give you a free estimate & advice for your complete job. Visit our web site, you will like it: WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD! 100’s of patterns are in our showroom for your observation. We are open 6 days a week Millworks Plus, Inc. 2130 South Broadway • Rochester, MN 2 Blocks North of Walmart South 507-287-8373 or toll free at: 1-866-271-6411 email:

SoFTeNerS/BoTTLed WATer ECOWATER SYSTEMS Visit Us At Our New Location At Rochester Market Square For Your Water Softener & Bottled Water Needs Call For Rochester 252-1946 or 1-866-776-0491


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2 BD apt for rent in Stewartville. 1BA, dishwasher, kitchen & living room NP, NS 1 month deposit. Available April 1st. Call Linda for information. 507-2720684. r6

Top quality Master Craft queen sleeper sofa bed; 6 years old, new condition. Fabric: gray/blue/tan. $1300 new. Asking $325. Stewartville. 623-5121742. s6

SKIDLOADER: Bobcat: 742 $7,500. 610 gas $3,800. 632 $5,750., 542B $7,500. T-200 $18,000. Case 85XT $16,500. 1825 $6,850. JD 568 Round Baler $24,000. JD 260 3pt. Finish Mower 5’ $750. Call for appt & info JEFF NIELSEN SALES, Eberhardt St. Albert Lea, MN. BUY-SELL-TRADE. Talking Consignment? I buy Bobcats for parts machines Home: 507-377-1137 Cell: 507-383-7012 Website: Email: f4

TRACTOR: JD A $2,500. JD 2640 w/ loader $10,500. JD 2940 w/loader $12,00. ih 684 w/loader, new tires $14,250. SKIDLOADERS: New Holland L465 $10,000. JD 240 $11,900. Gehl: JD 5625 $10,500. Call for appt & info JEFF NIELSEN SALES, Eberhardt St. Albert Lea, MN. BUY-SELL-TRADE. Taking consignment. I buy Bobcats for parts machine. Home: 507-377-1137 Cell: 507-383-7012 Website: jeffnielsensales. com Email: f4

FSBO: 1BD home with Sunroom (possible 2BD), full basement (finishable), 1 car garage, large fenced yard. Fresh paint, new carpet, new refrig/stove/AC/ hot water heater, furnace 5 years old, soft water stays. Great starter home or single person! $68,900./obo 507-2869178. Mike. e6 1-owner! 1999 4BD, 2BA, gas FP, 2-car attached garage. 5815 47th Ave. NW, Rochester. Landscaped, great neighborhood, quiet street, 2 blocks from City Park and Douglas Trail; Close to IBM and Mayo; convenient to shopping, school, parks, trails; easy access to 52 and 22. Bay window, 10’x18’ covered front porch, 12’x12’ deck w/stairs. 2 master BD each with his/her closets, with direct access to full bathrooms. Oak trim throughout, open design, foyer, vaulted ceiling, living room, dining area, ceiling fan, patio door to deck, modern kitchen with central island, pantry, outside vented fan. Beautiful double-tiered gas fireplace, huge 24’x15’ family and media room with 12 dimmable track lights. Cable and phone lines in all bedrooms, family room and living room. Big linen closet. Builder finished basement; never leak. All appliances included; water softener AC, washer/dryer, smooth top stove, dishwasher, side-by-side, refrigerator w/ ice maker. Http://www.wanglab.comfor more information. $179,000./obo. Pay buyers closing cost up to $3000. Buyer agent welcome. Immediate possession. Open house Fri 4-6 Sat. 10-3 or by appointment. Contact 1-800-880-9916 or send email: e6

Kasson: 1BD, (62+ Disable or Handicapped). Community room, noon meals available, elevator, on-site laundry room. $551. Rent based on income. Equal opportunity housing. 507-6344188. r6 SW efficiency, nice area, bath/ shower, utilities, appliances, garage, trash, near bus line, lease, deposit, NS. $400. 507-281-1044. r6 Available Immediately! 5BD, 2BA, 2 kitchens in NW Rochester. On bus line, W/D, new carpets, fresh paint $1350./ mo plus deposit. Call 507-319-1897. r6

FURNITURE OAK CURIO CABINET, glass shelves w/light. $300/obo. NEW, never used. Moving, must sell! 507-202-4963. s6 Furniture & Mattresses “Clearance Center” 57% and more off. Just reduced 7 sofas under $400 and as low as $329, recliners under $300, sectionals and reclining sofas at comparable savings. Miss matched mattress sets; all sizes while quantity lasts. Lane, Flexsteel, Ashley, Simmons and England. Over 250 items in the “Clearance Center”. Morris Furniture, Albert Lea. 507-373-6434 or online at : s6

RENTALS (SILVER LAKE BOAT AND BIKE RENTALS) Equipment for Sale/Rent. Paddleboats, bikes, kayaks, canoes, trolling motors. Open April 1st-October 1st. 507-261-9049, rr6

APPLIANCES Kitchen Appliances: Whirlpool Stove & Fridge, very good condition. Comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507-259-4868.ap6

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40, 85, 160 ACRE farms buildable, cropland, woods, trout stream, buildings, MLS 4027451, 4024854 WI-MN Real Estate. 507-724-8687 or www.rogerland. com. e6

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Newer Kenmore washer & dryer $375/pr. Exc/cond, comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507259-4868.g ap6

Office Furniture: Desk 73x36, Return 48x24, Credenza 73x20, Lateral file 36x20 (2) black captain chairs; cherry & slate gray. $800. Perfect condition. 952-818-1526.s6


LAKE PEPIN $67,915 BANK SETTLEMENT 5 private acres overlooking 25,000 acre Lake Pepin. Only an hour away! Thousand Lakes Realty, Inc. 866667-4460 e6 Wooded lots for sale: 154’ deep x 100’ wide, Marion Rd., turn right, 25th St. SE, assessments paid, financing available at 5%, $19,900. 507-285-1984 or 320-226-5416. r6 FSBO: NW 5BD, 2BA, split entry home on 2 ½ acres. Fireplace, new shingles, vinyl siding, 4 car garage, close to Rochester, horses ok. $281,900. 507288-7327. e6

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Large Oak entertainment stand w/ doors & drawers from Quality Woods. Asking $200. 507-440-1369. (Rochester Area). s6 Oak Dining set: round pedestal table w/4 chairs. Paid $400. Asking $150. 507440-1369. (Roch area). s6

ACKELSON HORSESHOEING servicing North Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Call Jessie Ackelson @ 515-418-2470. f6

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OPEN HOUSE! Sat. & Sun. 4/910 12pm-3pm. 6092 Granite Dr. NW. FSBO: 4BD, 3BA, Ranch 3200+ SF, 3 car attached, hardwoods, stainless steel appliances, fireplace, large master suite. $289,900. 507-9909092. e6 Split level 3BD, 2BA in Elton Hills area; 1 car garage, large fenced in backyard. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, updated kitchen & bath, finished lower level, deck, new A/C & gutters, broker incentive. $159,900. 507-288-6148. e6


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QUALiTy BUiLT updated kitchen and bath, furnace, shingles, and circuit breaker in 2002. eat-in kitchen, large dining room, spacious living room, main floor bedroom, bath & laundry. $59,900 PARk-LikE yARd - 1 1/2 STORy this home is just what you are looking for! easy flow floor plan and numerous updates including kitchen & bath. large deck, yard, garage & easy walk to trail and park. lanesboro $149900 MOVE iN REAdy 2 bedroom home offering one level RedUCed living, full basement, perm siding, central air and deep 2 car det garage on nice lot. $39,900

large kitchen, generous counter, breakfast bar and open floor plan. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 26 x 32 garage. $134,500 harmony

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LOVELy RANCh hOME 2 bedroom home, hardwood floors, New liStiNg built-in hutch. ll den, rec area, & laundry area. Many updates, Ca. Garage. $58,900 harmony AdORABLE Ranch home, custom oak cabinetry, generous space, southern views and sunshine. 3 bdrms, include guest & master bath rooms. att. lg. 2 car garage. Reduced $139,900 OPEN & BRiGhT 309 Parkside drive, Preston, $187,500 SOLd


hERE’S A STEAL 225 2nd ave, sW, harmony $55,000 SOLd

ABR, GRI 715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN 224 Gold St, wykoff - $39,900 wykoff - Great possibilities with this 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home. features hdwd flrs, original woodwork, separate mudroom/ laundry off kitchen, formal dining, 3 season porch, large eat in kitchen, 2 car detached garage and storage shed. With a little work this could be a real gem when finished renovating. Priced to sell. 10442 State hwy 16, Spring Valley Reduced - $229,900 Seller will pay $3,000 towards buyer’s closing costs. Great country acreage 8.92 acres surrounded by mature trees. excel. location! 3 bdrm home. Newer furnace & c/a. informal dining area w/wood stove. Gorgeous front porch, main floor laundry & main floor bdrm. fantastic 36x52 pole shed, overhead doors - great for RV parking or storage for all your needs. entrance to property is blacktop circle drive and fenced area. Move right in and enjoy!

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Website: E-mail: Chatfield - tWiN hoMe enjoy the 1 level lving (no steps) in this twinhome and no assoc. fees. 2 bedrooms, living room, laundry, large kitchen and dining area, attached garage & steel siding. $99,900 Chatfield - Charming home on large private lot (.33/ acre). house has been remodeled and updated. Kitchen and dining room has new wood flooring, new appliances and counters. Main laundry, remodeled bath and family room. New carpet throughout, new roof, large deck and 2 car garage w/wood burner. $119,900 Chatfield - this rambler is in mint condition and all the updates are done. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new gas fireplace with built in entertainment center, deck, patio storage shed and heated garage. New tile flooring, carpet, windows, roof, doors and hot water heater. New retaining walls were just put in. Great location close to school, parks and pool. $139,900 Chatfield - 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, quiet street, close to park. Main floor laundry, gas fireplace, large family room w/ rec area, large deck, steel siding, 2 car garage, storage shed, privacy fence around backyard. $149,900 Chatfield - Gorgeous 3+bedroom, 2 bath home on large corner lot in newer neighborhood. hardwood floors in kitchen and dining room, family room w/brick wall fireplace, formal living room, huge master w/ walk-in closet and full bath, rec room, 2+heated garage, large deck and patio area. $169,900 Chatfield - Great opportunity to own this large rambler in West Chatfield below appraised and assessed value. 4 bedrooms , 3 baths, c/vac, wood floors, and main floor laundry. lower level family room with gas fireplace and w/out. 672 sq.ft attached garage, additional 2 car heated shop/garage, wrap around deck with hook-ups for hot tub and much more all on .6/acre lot. $185,000


fun to enjoy! 3 bdrm ranch home, open dining & kitchen, oak floors in living room. ll finished with family area, bath, & office. att 2 car. Reduced to $117,500. look today! EASy TO kEEP offering great potential, this home has a nice kitchen plus pantry area, 2 bdrms up, main fl bdrm and office plus det garage. Corner lot, mature trees, easy walk to trail, Preston. $65,000

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features include granite counter tops, vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace & white ash wood floors. Built-in desk & book cases. ll finished. open & bright, large heated garage, semi-private yard. Relax & enjoy! $260,000 BETTER ThAN NEw 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. eat-in kitchen & dining room. Mainfloor laundry bedrooms & bath. ll could easily be finished. semiprivate yard. 440 sq. ft. garage $169,900

3 bedroom, 2 bath home updated kitchen counters,vinyl, & carpets. detached 24’x 30’ garage, insulated, heated & aC shop. $124,900 lanesboro

SUPER LOCATiON New liStiNg 2 story, newer additions, familyroom, fireplace, high ceilings, pocket door, & hardwood floors. 864 sq ft det garage. $154,900 harmony

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(507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141 New listing - 612 Lyndale Ave, Spring Valley, MN. $109,000 Ranch style home, main floor laundry. updated kitchen, hdwd floors, large living room, 2 baths. finished lower level with family room & gas fireplace, fenced back yard and attached garage. Move in condition.

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spacious raised ranch. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, with 784 sq ft heated garage. NG fireplace in familyrm & wet bar. deck & patio. enjoy the wooded view. $174,900 lanesboro JUST LiSTEd updated 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. 2 car att. two fireplaces fantastic Yard room for gardens, picnics, or football! $142,900

COzy 2 STORy Near park & pool this 2 story home offers a nice corner lot, mature trees, & lg 2 car insulated att garage. 3 bedrooms plus generous living space. Call to view today reduced $89,900

ALMOST AN ACRE 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath home, vaulted ceiling, updated windows, vinyl siding, and interior freshly painted. 14 x 20 deck, nicely landscaped. $89,900 harmony

SUPER LOCATiON 1910 cottage. Neat woodwork, wood floors, & high ceilings. Claw foot tub and 2 bedrooms on main. full basement and walk-up attic. harmony. $40,000

NiCELEy PACkAGEd updated 3 bdrm, 2 baths home, and 4 car garage / workshop area. 3 sheds, pasture, 5a crop land $169,900 Wykoff

16 ACRES - QUiET LOCATiON 3 bdrm 2 bath home, ll familyrm. deck, mature trees. Garage/ shop area with 14ft overhead door, 58 x 84 shed, barn, pole shed, creek and rotational pastures. $199,900 AFFORdABLE 21 ACRE hOBBy FARM LOT NEAR GOLF COURSE: 125 x 150 ft lot with view of 35 acres +/- of woods with trout stream & 19 acres of crop land harmony Golf Course. Build this spring $23,900 $139,900 LOVE ThE ChARACTER

2 bdrm home. New windows, shingles, doors in 2003. Circuit reaker, full basement. deck, front porch and det 1 car garage $34,900

YOUR HOME IS THE INVESTMENT OF YOUR LIFE.... LET ME PUT MY EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU! 22809 Oak hill drive, Spring Valley 708 S. Broadway Ave, SV, $122,000 $244,900 - 4 bdrm, 1/ Country 1/2 bath 2 Acreage story home. awesome 4 original wood bdrm 3 bath work, hdwd home completed with finished lower level floors, leaded 508 N Section,SV glass windows, columns between $99,900. SELLER iS walk out, sauna, 2 fireplaces, m. bdrm with m. bath & walk in closet. You’ll enjoy the formal dining/living room areas, MOTiVATEd. change of seasons off the deck to the back of wood fireplace, and updated kitchen Make us an offer and the property which also over looks the creek counters. Beautiful 3 season front let’s see what we can do! below. porch with new laminate flooring. 405 4th St NE, Grand Meadow $117,900 Ranch style 632 LyNdALE AVE, SPRiNG VALLEy $129,900 home that offers open living Ranch home in impeccable spaces, abundant storage, condition! Numerous updates, hardwood floors, and wood gorgeous back yard landscaping. burning stove. Newer hardwood floors, neutral berber mechanicals, roof, siding & carpet, finished lower level w/family room, workshop area, separate laundry & bath. some windows. den/office could easily convert into 3rd bdrm. Pride in ownership shows in this home! updated kitchen w/informal dining area.

600 University Ave, Spring Valley $99,900. Buyer financing fell through New furnace, inspection & appraisal just completed. Mint condition home. ready to move into. New kitchen & laundry, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, patio, finished lower level on corner lot with 2 car detached garage.

Grand Meadow, 109 N Main Grand Meadow, MN. Reduced $124,900 - Wonderful 2 story home. 4 bdrms, 2 baths, finished lower level, open staircase, hardwood floors, crown molding and leaded glass windows add to the charm & character of this well built home. New roof spring 2011. Seller will pay $2,000 towards buyers closing costs, all appliances, dining room furniture & basement furniture will be included.

I show aLL MLs LIsTIngs Chatfield • 507-867-0093 Cell • 507-259-5454 Voice Mail • 507-424-6035 Chatfield - You really need to see inside to appreciate what this home offers. approx. 3600 sq ft, all on 1 level (no steps). 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal living room, dining room, family room, sun room, open kitchen and large patio area and hot tub area. Black walnut walls, doors, trim and kitchen cabinets. New carpet, ceramic tile, and top of the line wood fireplace with brick surround and built-in cabinets and bookcases. 864 sq ft heated garage and add 20x24 detached garage all this and more on 6/10 acre lot. $267,500 fouNtaiN - Gorgeous 3+bedroom, 3 bath home that has been completely remodeled and updated. formal living and dining room, family room, rec room, main floor laundry and 3 car heated garage (960 sq.ft.). 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, newer furnace and roof, steel siding, covered deck, all on 4 city lots. Choice of 4 schools. Reduced - $149,900 laNesBoRo - great location close to state bike trail and great views of the scenic bluffs. small studio cottage is ideal for weekend getaway. Room to expand. $39,750 laNesBoRo - this charming home offers alot of character plus is ideally located on quiet street overlooking scenic lanesboro. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal living room and dining room with 9’ ceilings and crown molding. enclosed porch on 2nd level offers great view of town and bluffs. family room walks out to large tiered deck with hot tub. large yard has shade trees, fish pond, patio area, storage shed and 2 car garage. New furnace, c/a, roof & water heater. $159,900

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Saturday, april 9 • 12:00 - 1:30pm 100 CaPelle st, sPRiNG ValleY: Gorgeous rambler on quiet cul-de-sac close to high school and next to park. 3 bedrooms on main floor, 2 full baths, newer flooring, large deck off dining area. lower level has an open family room with bar area, large office (could be 4th bedroom), and large storage room. Garage is insulated, vinyl siding, plus additional storage shed. Move right in. Reduced to $169,900 MaBel - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site with new cabin, well and septic. Knotty pine interior, steel siding, covered porch, in-floor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $169,900 PRestoN - toWNhoMe - Gorgeous views of countryside and golf course. 9’ ceilings, beautiful custom cabinets, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry and 2 car heated garage. lower level family room is finished in tongue and groove pine and w/o to patio. $166,500 RoChesteR -toWNhoMe - hard to find townhome in salem Point. enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. large living room with fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom with full bath and w/in closet. open kitchen with center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bedrooms, full bath and family room. $359,500

COMMERCiAL BuSineSS iS not cloSing, juSt foR Sale WYKoff - Gold st. RestauRaNt - established restaurant that offers turn key operation. the building has been completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. ideal for catering and deliveries. additional dining area in lower level. $285,000

FARM/ACREAGES Chatfield - spectacular home on cul-de-sac with 4.37 acres and the privacy you want. 6 bedrooms, 5 baths (2 Jack & Jill), large open kitchen and dining room with maple & cherry cabinets and maple flooring. Main floor master with large w/in closet and master bath with Jacuzzi and make up area. living room has 26’ vaulted ceilings with gas fireplace and stone wall surround that goes to ceiling and built-in entertainment center. 2nd level has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and loft area. lower level has a large open family room with wood burner, sunken bar, rec room, bath, and bedroom. 3-car heated garage, large private deck, outside bar w/built -in grill and tV, fire pit& patio. 2 furnaces, 2 c/a units and 2 hot water heaters. this home has it all. $549,000 Pilot MouNd -8.81 aCRes - hard to find acreage under $150,000. New roof and windows, main floor laundry, new laminated flooring, deck and new vinyl siding. 3-car in-floor heated garage and outbuildings for animals. outside wood burner heats the house and garage. $144,500 20 aCRes - PRestoN/haRMoNY ideal hobby farm with tons of charm and character. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 9’ ceilings, original woodwork, wood floors, formal living rooms, dining room, family room, sun room and large main floor laundry/mud room. Walk-up attic is completely redone with 3/4 bath and bedroom. Kitchen has been completly remodeled, new furnace. 3-car attached garage, remodeled shed is now a heated work-out room. (80x36) shed, plus (90x45) shed. this home has everything. $249,900


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Sat, April 8 - 9:30am, Forsyth Plumbing Auction. Held at Sanden Auction Center, Cedar St, Houston, MN. Info contact Sanden Realty auction , 507-896-2586. Listing in the Journal. Sat, April 9 - 9:00am, Real Estate, Auto, Antiques, Household Auction. Held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building, 412 E. Park St. Info contact Spring Valley Sales Co., 507-346-2183 or Listing in the Journal. Mon, April 11 - Hay & Straw Auction at Preston Dairy & Farm of Canton. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc., 507-765-2131, Listing in Journal. Sun, April 17 - 9:00am Gun, Antiques Collectibles, Household Auction. Held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building, 412 E. Park St. Info contact Spring Valley Sales Co., 507-346-2183 or Listing in the Journal. Thur, April 28 - Online Auction end date. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc., 507-765-2131, Sat, April 30 - 9:00am Real Estate & Taxidermy Shop Auction. Held at 180 Hwy. 52 E. Ave, Harmony, MN. Info contact Spring Valley Sales Co., 507-346-2183 or www. in the Journal. Sat, April 30 - George Pouglales Rev & Ann Chafoullas, Owners Land Auction. For more info. contact Jensen Real Estate at 507-3831067 or Wed, June 22 - David Henderson’s Collection, Spring Valley, MN Auction. For more info. contact Gehling Auction, Inc., 507-765-2131,

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2000 Mercury Mountaineer; 4dr., 4x4, 130K. $3,695. Arrow Motors. 507289-4747. p6

Heavy Duty Trailer; 4’x8’x1’9” deep $500. 507-288-9167. ap6

CASH for Japanese, German, American Swords. WANT .303 Enfield, 6.5 Norwegian, War Souvenirs. Dr. Winegar 507-373-8593. w6

2000 Mercury Villager Van; 7 pass., V6, AT, 118K, $2,695. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6 2001 Dodge Ram 1500; 4x4, ext. cab, 1 owner, 126K, $5,595. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6 2003 Hyundai SanteFe; SUV, V6, AT, $4,995. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6 2003 Pontiac Montana Van; V6, AT, 7pass., $3,895. Arrow Motors. 507-2894747. p6 2006 Deck slider; Fits and 8’ft. box. Excellent condition, used less than 5000 miles. $495./New asking/$250. 507-2544911. p6 2006 Ford F-150; Full size, 2x4 pick-up. Currently in storage. Excellent condition. $6,199. 507-208-3064.= p6 2006 Top of the line Fiberglass Topper; 8’ft. box, excellent condition, used less than 500 miles. $2500./new Asking/$500. 507-254-4911. p6

1986 Ford 4x4, ½ ton pickup, new shocks & tune up. Needs fuel pump $650. 507-273-7960. p6 1994 ¾ ton Chevy; Reg. cab, 5spd., new tires. 92K, 1.5 inch suspension lift, dual exhaust. $5,200./obo. Call Luke p6

CARS $$ paying $$ Cash for your junk vehicles. Cars, trucks, and vans. Starting at $100 and up! Will pick up, 507-2069179. a6

1998 Dodge Ram 1500; Short box, V6, AT, 123K, $2,695. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6

1991 Ford Tempo; 4dr.,, 4cyl., AT, 97K, $1695. Arrow Motors. 507-2894747.a6

1998 Jeep Cherokee; Red, 4x4, A/C, PW,PL remote starter, new tires, brakes, well maintained, only 109K, $4,500./ obo. Must See! 507-271-7836. p6

1995 Dodge Spirit; 4dr., 6cyl., auto, $875. 507-273-7960. a6 1997 Geo Prizm; 4dr., 4cyl,. AT, 130K, $2,895. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. a6 2001 Saturn SL-1; 2dr., 4cyl., AT, 126K, $2,995. Arrow Motors. 507-2894747. a6 2007 PT Cruiser; Touring edition, 52,000 miles, loaded, A/C, AT, C/D, PW, power locks, pale yellow, excellent condition. $6,500. 507-536-4114. a6

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Van; V6, AT, 115K, $2,995. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6 1995 GMC C6500 Van Truck; 16ft enclosed box, new lift gate, 198,851 miles, runs good. Asking $11k FIRM. Call 507-990-1268. v6 1999 Chevy Blazer; 4x4, 4dr., 133K, V6, AT, $3,995. Arrow Motors. 507-2894747. p6 1999 GMC 1500; Ext. cab, 4x4, V8, AT, $4,995. Arrow Motors. 507-289-4747. p6

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Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. Reg. $100. asking $50./obo. 507-289-8175. ap6 Set of (5) 1978-1981 Camaro or Nova Rally wheels, 14x6 includes chrome Rally rim trim rings, chrome wheel inserts and center hubs. Wheels are green, some rust. $400. 507-536-0841. ap6

ANTIQUES ANTIQUES WANTED: Post Cards (written on OK), Books, Magazines, Anything Paper, Military, Marbles, Radios, Coins, Hunting & Fishing Items, Railroad, Out Board Motors, Toys, Guns, Knives, Crocks, Signs, Peddle Cars & Tractors, Pocket Watches, Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Car Parts, Weather Vanes, Cameras, Photographs, Old Tools, Clothing. COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES. 1 pc or Complete Estates. 41 years buying. 507-402-0880. q6 Chair Caning, Rush and Reed weaving. Call evenings 507-285-9936. q6 Do your Antiques need a new home? Pottery Place Antiques is looking for quality consignments. Purchasing optional. 507-202-5696 or potteryplaceantiques. com. q6 Early 1880’s single bottom horse drawn walk behind plow; Oak handles & frame, 9ft long, w/cast furrow wheel, exc/cond. Always stored inside. $250. 507-495-3104.g q6 1963 Corvair, 2dr., whit manual, low mileage. $14,00. 507-282-4339. q6

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‘01 VW Golf - Silver, 4 Dr, 1.8, Turbo, Auto, Loaded! .......................................................$5,995 ‘02 Pontiac Bonneville - 4 Dr, 3.8, Auto, FWD, 140K, Loaded! ......................................$5,995 ‘97 Toyota Avalon - . ........................................................................................................$4,995 ‘02 Dodge Intrepid - White, 4 Dr, V6, Auto, 132K, Loaded! ................................................$3,495 ‘02 Buick Century - Silver, Auto, 4 Dr, FWD, 3.1, 153K, Cloth, Cruise, PW, PL.....................$3,495 ‘01 Toyota Solara - Silver, 2 Dr, Auto, 120K, 3.0, Loaded!....................................................$5,995 ‘01 Chevy Cavalier - Blue, 4 Dr, 119K, Auto, FWD, Cloth, Cruise..........................................$3,995 ‘04 Chrysler Sebring - Convertible .......................................................................................$6,295 ‘01 Buick Century - Black, 4 Dr, 114K, Auto, Loaded! ............................................................$4,995 ‘01 Pontiac Grand Am - Maroon, 4 Dr, 2.4, Auto, 150K, Loaded! ....................................$3,995 ‘00 Chevy Impala - Silver, 4 Dr, 3.8, auto, Leather, Loaded! ..............................................$4,495 ‘00 Ford E350 - plumber’s van with all racks, 131K ................................................................$3,995

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PAYING UP TO $175. for your Junk Cars, Trucks, etc. all Bill at 612-7564547 or 507-383-1168. w6 Recently in Minnesota, big ad motel buyers were trying to buy gold and silver for 30%-40% less than Kuehl’s Coins. Compare prices! 507-235-3886. au. w6 STONEWARE WANTED- Collector paying $1,000+/- for large salt glazed crocks. Also, wan jugs, water coolers & churns. Especially advertising pieces. 507-775-6698. w6 The Rochester Guardian Angels are seeking volunteers who would be willing to help provide public safety and education in our community. Contact Mike LaPlante today at 507-244-1898 or at w6 Wanted: Used or Non-running Vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507269-2092. w6

REC. VEHICLES 2000 Honda CBR 600 F4; black/ orange, new tires, chain, very well maintained, includes, helmet, jacket, gloves, $15, 700 miles. Must See! $3900/obo. 507-271-7836. rv6 2000 Polaris 4-wheeler. Sportsman 335, 400 miles, plow and wench included, just like new. $3000/obo. 507-2892994. rv6 2010 Adley Scooter, 49cc, blue, like new. $1300/obo. 507-696-1044. rv6 1987 Yamaha, good condition, runs, hand warmers $850/obo. 507-2737960rv6 1999 Ski-doo: hand warmers, runs. $1100/obo. 507-273-7960. rv6

‘00 Mustang Convertible $4,995 BUY - SELL TRADE

‘02 Chev Tahoe, V=8, 4x4, AT, Loaded, 130K ................... $7,995 ‘02 Pontiac Bonneville SLE, 3800 V6, 129K ...................$6,295 ‘02 Ford Explorer, 4 Dr, V6, AT, Loaded, 139K............... $5,995 ‘00 Honda Odessey Van, V6, AT, 3 Row Seats................ $4,495 ‘99 Subaru Forester, 4 Dr, AT, Air, 4X4, 148K ............... $4,495 ‘99 Ford F250 Cargo Van, V6, AT, 105K........................... $3,495 ‘99 Chrysler 300M, 4 Dr, Loaded.......................................... $3,995 ‘97 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, 4 Dr, 6 Cyl, 4x4................... $4,495 ‘96 Olds Bravada, 4 Dr, V6, AT, 4x4 ............................... $3,195 ‘95 Buick Century, 4 Dr, V6, AT, Loaded ............................ $999 ‘94 Toyota Camry WGN, 4 Cyl, AT, Air........................... $2,495 ‘93 Honda Civic, 4 Dr, 110K, AT, Air ................................. $3,495

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Are you compassionate? Are you dependable? Then make a difference in the life of an elderly person! Join the #1 team in care giving at Home Instead Senior Care! Companionship, homehelper services, personal care PT days, evenings and /or sleepovers. Apply on line; or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-285-1700. h6

Garage Sale, 1023 Sierra Lane. NE. April 9th, 8am-5pm. Antiques (Priscilla Collection, Bavarian Glass, Abingdon Pottery, Alfred Meckin and more). Antique picture frames, old silverware, wooden boxes, Vintage Sheet Music, household, new patio umbrella w/stand, children’s wooden rockers, doll house, vintage jewelry, shop tools, older Craftsman wooden lathe, late 60’s 3HP Johnson outboard, 50’s B&S 3HP gas engine, too much to list. g6

Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/ Windows cleaning, Pruning, puttying, painting Weeding, tree cutting, Mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507282-3011. v4

Drivers: Dedicated Boat Hauler! Top Equipment, pay, & benefits! CDL-A 2yrs OTR exp & Canada Qualified. Will train if no boat experience. Owner Operators w/flatbed Exp Welcome. TMC: 1-800-214-2599. h6 Evening office cleaner needed. Mon & Fri. some Wednesdays. 6pm10:30pm. Must pass Criminal check and have valid DL. $9/hr. starting. Call 4215001 for interview. h6

SUPER SALE! APRIL 9TH & 10TH. Multi-family, moving, down sizing, estate, rummage, flea market. Antiques, collectibles, tools, at least one of everything. Buying, selling gold, silver, sterling, 90% coins. Sat. 8am-3pm. Sun 9am-2pm. 2725 Marion Rd. SE, Indoor, Rain or Shine. g6

Do You Need House Cleaning? Honest, reliable, insured and Experienced. References available. I will work around your schedule. Please call Laura at L.A.M. Services. 507-319-1559. v4 Housecleaning: Experienced & affordable. References available. Call Linda 507-261-7718 v4 Leave your cleaning to me. I’ll leave your home clean and Fresh. Weekly, bi-weekly Openings. Call Deanie. 507271-9178. v4


Scheevel and Sons, Inc. (507) 765-4756

20 Years In The Makin g

Precision Laser Excavating Specialties: Ponds, Waterways, Terraces, Driveways, Building Sites and More.

Scheevel & Sons, Inc. Keeps Changing to Meet Your Needs

1946 “Bantam” First Backhoe

From the Early Days to 2011

Ron (507-273-9796), Aaron (507-272-3923), Eric, & Nate Scheevel

CLEMENT LAWN SERVICE Mowing, Edging Bagging, Trimming Also, selling firewood. Call for free estimate. Please leave message, I will Return your call. 507-951-4193.. v4-

WORK FROM HOME! Put your faith first, family second with an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-270-6190. h6


17057 Kind Rd. • Preston, MN

SPRING IS HERE! Spring Clean-up for your yard. Call Phil or FREE estimate. 507-269-7058. v4 Are you hungry for success? Are you hungry for success? Do you have anhave appetite for Do you an appetite for leadership? leadership? Do you want a career that sizzles with potential? Do you want a career that If your answer is “Yes,” sizzles with potential?

Dolphin Food has several If your answer Fast is “Yes,” Restaurant Management Opportunities Dolphin Fast Food has several Restaurant Management available in the Rochester area. Opportunities available in We offer great benefits: the Rochester area. •

Health/Dental Insurance

We offer benefits: • great Life Insurance Health/Dental Insurance • 401k + more Life Insurance We offer obtainable bonuses for: 401k + more • Performance/promotion We offer obtainable • And more bonuses for: Interested individuals Performance/promotion and moreshould

Mail, fax, or should email resumes to: Interested individuals Dolphin Fast Food, Mail, fax, or email resumes to: Attn: Cindy Dolphin 17 Fast Food, Attn: Cindy Washington Ave. North – Minneapolis, 17 Washington Ave. North – Email to: Minneapolis, MN 55401 Fax: 612-371-7415 Email to: EOE Fax: 612-371-7415 EOE

TERRY’S SERVICE Spring yard cleanup, lawn mowing, Handyman, quality service. Reasonable rates. For free estimates call 507-261-3912. Leave message. v4 Snow Removal SNOWPLOWING: Sidewalks, Driveways, Steps, Sanding, Associations, Commercial & Residential. Honest, Trustworthy & RELIABLE! 507-259-9069 (Doug). v4 I promise everyday your child will Learn something! NW licensed daycare Has openings, fun, safe, environment, very Low rates. Days/eve/wknds. For more Information call 507-990-3778. v4


Landscaping MN 55401


SaleS RepReSentative

507-765-2580 • Preston, MN

Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We Promise: To give you a greener, thicker lawn.


You Name It, We Can Do It!


Video Security Systems Licensed • Bonded • Insured


We are Expanding!

• Panel Upgrades • Recessed Lighting • Landscape Lighting • Back Up Generators

Mention this ad & get $ 00


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Oh my gosh! Sakes alive!

Join a sales team serving southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. This is a permanent, part-time position working a few hours a week calling on existing and new customers. Attractive potential commission. Must be able to work well with the public, represent the Journal to potential clients and meet deadlines. This position is ideal for someone who wants flexibility along with great income potential.

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Please mail your resume to: Fillmore County Journal, 136 St. Anthony Street, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 or email your resume to

Sales Representative Are you creative? The Fillmore County Journal is expanding, which means we need another

My name is Peter, and in eight years I’ll be an alcoholic.

paRt-time gRaphic deSigneR versed in the areas of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Starting with a flexible schedule with opportunities for growth into a full-time position. This job will be the right fit for someone with great attention to details, positive customer relations skills and a flair for design. Candidates with experience in web design a plus. Please send a letter of interest and design samples to Editor, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965 or email to

A perfect gift. $55/year

Call 507-288-5201 for more information.

Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times more likely to have alcohol problems when they’re adults.

START TALKING BEFORE THEY START DRINKING To learn more, go to or call 1.800.729.6686

Happy Birthday Andrea!

Evelyn Bernard 95th Birthday Evelyn Bernard will be celebrating her 95th birthday on April 12. Evelyn enjoys an active, full life with her family and friends, and will be celebrating with her family. Cards may be sent to 223 Prospect Street SE, Chatfield, MN 55923

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combiNes • 2) ‘10 JD 9670 STS • ‘08 JD 9670 STS • ‘07 JD 9760 STS • ‘06 JD 9660 STS • ‘03 JD 9550 Walker

Hay eqUiPmeNt • JD 535 MoCo • 2) JD 735 MoCo • 926 MoCo Impl • 3) 568 Round Baler • 3) JD 567 Round Baler • 566 Round Baler

PlaNtiNg • 1750 6-Row Liquid Fert. • 1750 6-Row Dry • 7200 6-Row Liquid sold • JD 455 25’ Drill

2.9% FOR 5 yeaRS ON uSeD COMBINeS

Used tractors • ‘09 JD 7830 MFWD • ‘09 JD 7830 2w • ‘09 JD 6330 MFWD, 673 Loader • ‘09 New Hol MFWD PSland T6070 • ‘08 JD 5403 MFWD 550 Hrs. • ‘08 JD 5425 MFWD Open St. 541 Loader • ‘07 JD 7830 MFWD, 500 hrs. • ‘02 JD 6420 MFWD w/640 Loader • ‘04 JD 5520 MFWD & 541 SL Loader • ‘02 JD 6420 MFWD, 1250 Hrs. sold • ‘00 New Holland TL100 2w cab

COMING IN • ‘07 JD 7130, 741 Loader • ‘07 JD 6430, 675 Loader • ‘05 JD 6420, 640 Loader

Call on uSeD finanCing SpeCialS

Your Southeast Minnesota John Deere Super Store


olmsted County Journal

Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN Ph: 507-765-3803

• JD 6430 • 2520 • 7330 MFWD • 7230 MFWD


515 rocky Creek drive Ne, rochester, MN 55906

Preston equiPment

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515 rocky Creek drive Ne, rochester, MN Be sure to include Child’s first and last Name, age, town and title of art Work.

Lawn & Garden SpeciaLS Lawn tractorS • ‘05 JD L100, 5 Speed, 42” Deck • ‘04 JD LX289, Hydro/42” St • ‘03 JD LX280, Hydro 48” Deck • ‘99 JD LT133, 5 Speed, 38” Deck

Hd L&G tractorS • ‘09 JD X724, AWS, 62” Deck SoLd • ‘08 JD X748, Diesel/4x4, 62” Deck • ‘08 JD X740, Diesel, 60/7” Deck • ‘08 JD X724, AWS, 62” Deck • ‘07 JD X744, Diesel/AWS, 62” Deck • ‘06 JD X744, Diesel/AWS, 62” Deck • ‘04 JD X485, AWS, 62” Deck • ‘02 JD X485, PS/Hyd Lift, 62” Deck • ‘01 JD 445, PS/Hyd Lift, 60” Deck • ‘98 JD 425, AWS, 60”SoLd Deck • ‘95 JD 425, PS/Hyd Lift, 60” Deck SoLd • ‘92 JD 430, Diesel/PS/HL, 60” Deck

Garden tractorS • ‘09 JD X540, PS/Hyd Lift, 54” Deck • ‘08 JD X540, PS/Hyd Lift, 54” Deck • ‘08 JD X540, PS/Hyd Lift, 54” Deck • ‘06 JD X500, PS/Man Lift, 48” Deck • ‘06 JD GX255, 54” Deck • ‘04 JD GX345, PS/Hyd Lift, 54” Deck • ‘02 JD GX345, PS/Hyd Lift, 54” Deck • ‘97 JD 345, PS/HL/42” Snowth, 48” Deck • ‘95 JD GT275, Hydro, 48” Deck • ‘95 JD 345, 54” Deck

compact tractorS • ‘05 JD 2210, Diesel/4x4, 62” Deck • ’00 JD 4300, Diesel/4x4, 72” Deck • ‘96 JD 770, 4x4/Loader,SoLd 72” Deck • 2) JD 850, 2 WD

UtiLity veHicLeS • ‘09 JD XUV, Diesel 4x4 Cab • ‘08 XUX Diesel 4x4 Soft Cab • ‘07 JD XUV Diesel

Your Southeast Minnesota John Deere Super Store

Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN • Ph: 507-765-3803

Would you like your home to be seen in the largest weekly newspaper in Southeast Minnesota?? $344,900

This gorgeous walk-out two story awaits you. Excellent floor plan with an open feel on the main level. The upper level boasts three bedrooms all with walk-in closets and a master suite. In the lower level, you will find a spacious family room with fireplace, bedroom, and full bath.

• 2 acre lot • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 2 gas fireplaces • Granite countertops • Walk-out two story • Ceramic & hardwood floors • Choice of Dover-Eyota or Rochester schools • MLS# 4023947

Jerry Enright advertises all of his listings in the Olmsted County Journal with over 62,000 copies distributed to households and rack locations. When you list your home with Jerry, your home will be listed in the weekly OCJ Home Gallery of Rochester.

Jerry wants to put a “SOLD” sign in your yard. Call Jerry today.

507-250-6312 •

Olmsted County Journal 4.6.11  

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