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Hometown News Grey Eagle, Burtrum, St. Rosa, Freeport, Upsala, Albany, Holdingford, St. Anna, Avon, Swanville, Melrose

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Don’t get mad and don’t get even either -By Harvey Mackay

Like so many others in business, I have accumulated my share of enemies in the course of a lifetime. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Forgive thy enemies is very difficult advice for many of us to follow. After all, if we feel someone has harmed us, we tend to want to get back at them. Result: We can carry our grudges for many, many years. And, of course, it is totally counterproductive. I once fired an employee who then went into competition with me and began using what I felt were unfair business tactics. The psychic energy and accumulated bitterness that went into my thoughts of revenge consumed me for the better part of five years. It was more than a waste of time, because whenever I thought about it, I grew vindictive and sour, and those

attitudes spilled over into everything I touched. As a result, I lost more than the object of my revenge. Something had to give. And that something was me. If you can’t take the best advice and forgive your enemies, then take the second best course and forget them. The only way you can achieve true revenge is not to let your enemies cause you to self-destruct. I learned a very similar story from Bernie Marcus when I was interviewing 29 people for my book “We Got Fired! … And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us.” In 1978, Bernie was fired as the CEO of Handy Dan Home Improvement Center chain by Sanford C. “Sandy” Sigoloff, who ran the parent corporation, Daylin. Bernie was 49 years old and had never been fired before. He called it “the low point in his life.” Bernie was wounded and aching. His first and only thoughts were about getting even. “It’s interesting when you have a low like this, you reach one point where you have a chance of coming out or not coming out,” he said. “If you come out, you’re better than you ever were. If you don’t come out, you become what they

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commonly refer to as a loser. If you come out, it’s usually because of the influence someone has on you.” Fortunately for Bernie, that influence was Sol Price, founder of Price Club, which has since become part of Costco. Price phoned Bernie and invited him to dinner at his home in San Diego. Bernie got right to the point: “My contract with Daylin was worth a million dollars. Sandy broke the contract. I want to get back at him. Right now I’m suing Sandy for that million.” To wage the suit, Bernie said he was eating up cash like it was going out of style. Price understood, and the strategy he offered was truly priceless. After dinner, Price took Bernie to Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 • Firearms Safety Class from 6:308:30 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Library. THURSDAY, APRIL 24 • Spring Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. at the Upsala Area Community Center. See ad on page 3. SUNDAY, APRIL 27 • 43rd Annual Swanycake & Sausage Supper from 3-8:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish, St. Anthony. SUNDAY, MAY 4 • Annual Chicken Supper from 3:308:30 p.m. at St. John’s Parish, Meire Grove. SATURDAY, MAY 10 • Gene Theiler Cancer Benefit from 4-10 p.m. at American Legion, Melrose. FRIDAY, MAY 16 • Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions 6th Annual Community Appreciation Picnic from 4-8 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Fire Hall.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 • 37th Annual Munichfest, New Munich. FRI.-SUN., JULY 18-20 • GEM Fest, Grey Eagle. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. FOOD DISTRIBUTION • First Saturday of the Month from 10-11 a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Tuesday of the month

at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE SENIORS • Exercise Classes every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Grey Eagle Senior Center. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. SUNSHINE CLUB • Meets every Monday, weigh in at 9 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

If you have an upcoming event or meeting, please let us know by email: or call 320-285-2323.

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 a room in his house filled with papers stacked five to six feet high and no furniture. They were all depositions from a lawsuit Sol had been involved with. He told Bernie that the lawsuit consumed much of his energy and strength for three years of his life. Price told Bernie: “Why are you spending your young life suing somebody? Why don’t you just forget about it and go on and live your life? Otherwise, you’re going to end up with a room like this.” The next morning when Bernie woke up, he said he “really woke up. I called the attorneys and said, ‘You’re off the case. End the litigation. I’m going on with my life.’” Just where did Bernie go? One year later in 1979, he and Arthur Blank launched The Home Depot, which became the fastest growing retailer in U.S. history. You will never get ahead of anyone as long as you are trying to get even with them because in order to get even with them, you have to stoop to their level. If you didn’t like their tactics, why would you want to emulate them?

& Silent Auction Fundraiser Thursday, April 24th • 5-7 PM

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$7.00 for Adults • $3 for Children 12 & Under

Silent Auction: Bidding All Day, Closes at 7 PM Donations for the auction appreciated. Contact the Center at 320-573-2335 before bringing items.

A 40th wedding anniversary open house will be held for Wes and Gladys Edin on Sunday, April 27th from 2 to 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie, MN. They request no gifts.

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank all the friends, relatives, neighbors, and businesses who contributed to the “10th Annual Rock-a-Thon” on April 12th. Your support is greatly appreciated. We sincerely thank you!

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I am not in any way advocating being a patsy for another’s bad behavior. But you must weigh whether bringing another person down will lift you up. Take the high road whenever you can – it’s usually not too crowded. You must also consider what exacting revenge does to your physical and mental health. Will it really make you feel better? Consider the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., an advocate for forgiveness and peace: “The old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.” Mackay’s Moral: Revenge may seem sweet, but it makes for a sour disposition. Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”

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From Our OWN Meat Room: John Morell ½ Hams $2.79 lb. Mn Gold Beef Skin On Wieners 24 oz. $6.99 Abbyland Smoked Brats 16 oz. $3.59 Cloverdale Polish, Jalapeno Cheddar or Smoked Brats 14 oz. $3.29 Dairy Crystal Farms Cream Cheese 8 oz. $1.99 Pillsbury Rolled Pie Crust 15 oz. $3.29 Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits 4 pk. $2.59 Frozen Cool Whip Nondairy Whip Topping 8 oz. $1.89 Banquet Hot & Spicy BBQ Wings 11 oz. $3.59

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Thomas Bernard Nathe

Obituaries Helen Scheibel

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Helen Scheibel, age 82 of Minneapolis, formerly of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Helen passed away at HCMC on Saturday. There will be one-hour visitation prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany. Helen was born on November 10,

1931 in Albany, MN to Andrew and Christine (Katzner) Scheibel. Helen attended and graduated from the Albany High School. She then attended college in St. Cloud. She worked at the St. Cloud Hospital in the medical records department. She moved to Minneapolis where she was employed at HCMC in various departments as medical transcriber and secretary. She was an accredited records technician. Helen enjoyed flower gardening, genealogy and sewing. She was a member of St. Albert the Great parish in Minneapolis. She is survived by her siblings, Leroy Scheibel, Albany; Jeanette (Bill) Welle, Albany; Mary Scheibel, Minneapolis; 6 nephews and 3 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Christine Scheibel; brother, Donald Scheibel; and good friend, Paul Seemann.

Upsala School Title 1 Advisory Council to host Family Fun Night April 28 The Upsala Elementary School Title 1 Advisory Council, will hold Family Fun Night on Monday, April 28th at 3:15 p.m. in room S109. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children to participate in fun activities and learn about exciting ways to use technology when improving skills in math and reading. Any interested parents are encour-

aged to sign up by emailing Amber Kalthoff at akalthoff@upsala.k12., or in the office. Signing- up is encouraged to ensure that we have enough Ipads and laptops available. We are excited to share tools and activities that will help your child improve his/her skills though the summer!

Free Long-term Care Seminar at Little Falls Senior Center

Join us for a free one-hour, Preparing for Long-Term Care, seminar Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Little Falls Senior Center, 510 7th St. NE, Little Falls. Thrivent Financial representative Carlyle Olsen LUTCF

FIC, will introduce you to long-term care—what it is, what it’s not and how you and your family can prepare for it. No reservations are necessary. No products will be sold at this event.

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listening to Elvis tunes and clutching a poker chip, shot glass, and dice from Vegas, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was a member of the TriCity American Legion Post #513, VFW, and served on the Little Birch Lake Association, where he earned the nickname El Presidenté. He looked forward to heading to Bowbells, ND every fall to hunt and fish with his buddies, and enjoyed golfing and gambling in Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV. He was a big Elvis fan, and rode in Grey Eagle’s summer parade dressed as him. He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and rarely missed a race. Tom is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Guy) Fredricks, Maple Grove, Michele (Michael McNeil), Minneapolis, and Kelly (John Fields), Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, Melissa, Katelyn, and Danielle Fredricks, Ruby Fields, and Ian McNeil; brother, Dick (Paulette), St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Beverly, Avon; sister, Jean (Bob) Shorthill, Belgrade, MT; and his many friends from the Double R who were like family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and older brother, Gerry. A memorial service in Grey Eagle and interment at Camp Ripley is being planned for Tom in June 2014.

Half a Million Free Books to be Given Away

As part of the third annual World Book Night USA, Friends of the Upsala Public Library will give away books on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paul and Kathy’s Grocery in Upsala. “We wanted to have a very unique giveaway,” stated Friends president Pam Schoon, “So we arranged to have a brat and hot dog fund raiser for the Friends group at the same time.” Paul’s award-winning brats and hot dogs, along with pop and dessert will be available for purchase. Have lunch with the Friends and pick up your free book at the same time. A variety of titles will be available including Code Name Verity, Catch-22, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter

and Sweet, 100 Best-Loved Poems and Young Men and Fire. During the week of April 20, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West to Upsala, Minnesota will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. World Book Night U.S. (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book lovers like Friends of the Upsala Public Library will help promote reading by going into communities and handing out free copies of a book they love, often to those without means or access to a printed book.

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T h o m a s Bernard Nathe, age 78, of Grey Eagle, died p e a c e f u l l y, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Tom was born October 25, 1935 in New Munich to John and Edna (Bohnen) Nathe. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1953, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea until 1956. He attended the Northwest Electronics Institute and was employed by Honeywell in their Avionics Division for over 30 years, where he proudly worked on gyroscopes for the space shuttle program. After his retirement in 1992, he moved to his home on Little Birch Lake in Grey Eagle and enjoyed his life there for the next 20 years. He entered the Talahi Senior Center in June, 2013, where he received great care and physical therapy, and defied the odds by beginning to walk again over the winter. He was looking forward to returning to his lake home later this spring when he suffered a heart attack that took his life a few days later. He passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital,

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Sat., Apr. 19: The Chosen Few Fri., Apr. 25: The Bob Show Sat., Apr. 26: Shaketown

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May 3:

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The Torn Curtain -By Sheila Ripplinger

The curtain in the Temple that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was a magnificent piece of art! It was crafted with blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen with cherubim worked in to it. The specific detailed instructions for this beautiful Temple Curtain came directly from the Lord God Almighty! The Scriptures have some possible symbolic meanings relating to the material used in this curtain. Blue representing sapphire, a deep blue precious stone. ~ Jesus is the Precious Cornerstone. Purple was the color of the garments worn by the Kings. ~ Jesus is the King of Kings. Crimson is the color of the blood that needs to be applied to our sin against God. ~ Jesus shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins. Fine linen symbolizes the righteous acts of the saints. The cherubim mark the place of the Lord’s enthronement. This curtain was approximately 30 feet wide and 60 feet high and about 4 inches thick. The High Priest was the only one that could enter behind that curtain to the Most Holy Place, and that only once a year. At Jesus’ crucifixion, the sun stopped shining for three hours in the middle of broad daylight. As Jesus’ torn, beaten, bloody body hung on that cross, He cried out in a loud voice and gave up His Spirit. At that very mo-

ment the Temple Curtain was torn in two from top to bottom! Imagine the terror in the Religious leaders at that scene! No longer was a human priest needed to go behind the curtain on behalf of the people. Jesus opened the way! The Precious Cornerstone, King of Kings, Sacrificial Lamb ~ Crucified, Died, Buried, Risen! God’s power is the only thing that could have possibly torn that temple curtain in two from top to bottom. Are you still living as though you have a veil/ curtain separating you from a Holy and Just God? Faith in the Risen Jesus Christ is the only way to come to the Father and remove that veil. He is the only High Priest that can atone for our sins, and be the mediator between us and God. Our first step is to start at the cross, lay down our sin, bury it once and for all, accept Jesus’ blood sacrifice and receive forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Only then can we rise up to live victoriously in true freedom! Hebrews 6:19 & 20 ~ Christ entered the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, and went there on our behalf. Hebrews 9:12 ~ Christ entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption! Amen!

Dining Menus: April 21-25 Albany Senior

Upsala - All Ages

MON., APR. 21: Hamburger stroganoff, noodles, green beans, coleslaw, peach cobbler. TUE., APR. 22: Chicken salad, bun, vegetable soup, fruit medley, lemon cake. WED., APR. 23: Pork roast, whipped potatoes, gravy, trio vegetables, pears. THUR., APR. 24: Breaded chicken, parsley potatoes, broccoli salad, butterscotch chip cookie. FRI., APR. 25: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, sweet potatoes, applesauce. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., APR. 21: Oriental chicken salad, fruit, dinner roll, peach cobbler. TUE., APR. 22: Teriyaki beef rice bowl w/Oriental vegetables, lemon cake. WED., APR. 23: Chicken penne pasta salad, beef vegetable soup, fruit, pears. THUR., APR. 24: Baked potato w/ ham/cheese, broccoli, butterscotch chip cookie. FRI., APR. 25: Fish fillet sandwich, seasoned potato wedges, peas, applesauce.

MON., APR. 21: Hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, Calif. vegetables, poke cake. TUE., APR. 22: Chicken patty, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw, fruit crisp. WED., APR. 23: Turkey a la king, biscuit, glazed carrots, mandarin orange. THUR., APR. 24: Chili, corn muffin, fruit, pudding. FRI., APR. 25: Cook’s choice.

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Dave Says -By Dave Ramsey Dear Dave, I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true? -Ian Dear Ian, No, it’s not true. I’m sure your girlfriend is a sweet person, but she has no clue what she’s talking about in this situation. In either case you can simply explain that reason you don’t have a credit score is because you have no debt. Since you don’t have any debt, you have something known as money. That makes you very stable, and it makes you a fantastic candidate as an employee or tenant. Listen to me, Ian. I’m a landlord, and if I had my choice between a tenant with no debt and no credit score and someone with a high credit score but lots of debt, I’d take the one who has no debt in a heartbeat. Why? Because that’s the one who is most likely to pay. Besides, you already have a good credit history if you’ve paid your bills on time. Show them proof of that, if necessary. But taking on a pile of debt to have a high credit score or increase your current score is just plain stupid! -Dave Dear Dave, Would it be a good idea to open CD accounts for my two small children? -Abe

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These Swanville Elementary Students were “Caught Being Good” during the month of March. Of these students, Tyra Powell’s name was drawn, and she received a free book. Pictured are (front from left) Travis Bellefeuille, Ethan Wimmer, Colton Villnow, Andrew Notermann, Baaron Domboy, Jaiden Nielsen, Abby Morris, Niki Cichon, Jeremiah Monson; (back) Isaac Johnson, Vanessa Garcia, Rebekah Muhlenkamp, Kaleb Primus, Kirsten Draxten, Patrick Block, Tyra Powell, Kennedy Allen, Thomas Bartkowitz and Nathan LeBrun. Not Pictured: Noah Hirsch and Stella Hagen.

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This was a dream I had, Yet it seemed so very real. I only have to close my eyes, And all His suffering I feel. So, briefly close your tired eyes, Go on this sacred trip with me. Put your varied feet in my shoes, As you walk, feel and sense and see. The night was cold and dark, Fog hung heavy in the air. Jesus walked the path alone - But wait - not alone - I was there. He held my hand in His, Though not a word was said. He held my hand with such a gripLike I was suffering instead. I knelt with Him in the garden, Where there, by Himself, He prayed. I knelt with Him in the garden, Where there, by Himself, He stayed. We knelt by that big, sharp rock, Our knees were wet and so cold. I heard His prayer for mercy, Felt His stress and pain unfold. When His heart-wrenching words had been uttered in pain,

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Yet I felt His strong grip hold me in the crook of His loving arm. The sixth hour it grew deathly dark. In the ninth hour, Jesus cried out“God, why have you forsaken me?”from the crowd, not a sound or a shout. Loud thunder cracked the crusted earth. Gale winds swept the darkened skies. Gloom and death reared their ugly face, Yet, He wiped the tears from my eyes. My dream is gone, but was so real. This you must definitely knowNever once in all His suffering, Did my dear savior let me go.

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STRANGE BREED by Steve Langille

Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson

Overview of 2014 session as we pass midpoint

The Legislature is in the midst of its traditional Easter/ Passover break, so this is a good time to look back on what’s happened so far. We’ve been working in St. Paul for the past seven weeks and, after returning from the recess, we’ll have less than five weeks to the end of session. Several major bills have been passed in the last two weeks, among them the increased minimum wage bill, the anti-bullying bill, a supplemental spending bill, and two major tax bills. There were good provisions in several of these, including sales tax relief for farmers, federal tax conformity in several areas, and an increase in pay for those who work with the disabled. There were also several bills that I didn’t support, including the supplemental budget bill that combined increased spending in all areas of state government into one large, omnibus bill. The major piece of legislation remaining is the bonding bill. An agreement reached last year limits the size of the bill to around $850 million. However, with this year’s projected budget surplus, there is a move to use some of

that surplus to fund more bonding projects with cash. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the minimum wage bill into law this week. Beginning Aug. 1, Minnesota’s wage will ratchet up in three steps to $9.50 per hour for large employers, making ours one of the highest in the nation. The measure also contains an inflation clause that allows for automatic increases of up to 2.5 percent per year, based on a measure known as the “implicit price deflator.” This feature has drawn opposition from groups such as the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business. Breaking a trend that has been in place for several months, the most recent financial update on the state’s revenues shows a negative trend. According to Minnesota Management and Budget, general fund revenues for February and March are $67 million less than forecast. Individual income tax collections showed a positive number of $27 million; however, the category known as “other revenue” showed a minus $73 million. Among the categories in that group is the Health Care Access Fund, which came in at a negative $14 million.


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Local Municipality Minutes Grey Eagle Township April 7, 2014 These are unapproved minutes. Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus & Mike Rohe. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Mary Ann asked to have blading and gravel contracts added. Mike made the motion to accept the agenda with the addition. Ray made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the March 3, 2014 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to approve the minutes as written. Ray made the second, all in favor. Minutes approved. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for March. Claims list included 10 claims for a total of $8,054.34. Ray made the motion to approve the claims; Mike made the second, Motion carried unanimously. Clerk shared mail received this month including the upcoming County Association meeting on April 10, and the Equalization meeting on April 24. Mary Ann will check on dates for equalization trainings. Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Primus presented the treasurer’s report as follows: Beginning Balance as of March 1, 2014: $226,610.19; Checks cleared: 11, $13,764.11;Deposits including interest: $27.71; Balance as of March 31, 2014: $212,873.79; Outstanding Deposits: 0.00; Outstanding Checks: $40.00; Cash Available: $212,833.79; CD Balance: $203,649.79. Mike made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Second by Ray. All in favor, Motion carried. Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported that the bank along 341st is falling away, may need to put in some rocks. Ray found lots of cracking in the tar roads this year, due to the weather. The east end of 130th has a culvert that is still frozen and water is over the road, Ray recommends closing the road temporarily. Ray received information from the county about a company called Astech to do the seal coating, he will check into this. Millwood Township will be doing a tar project of 2.5 miles this year, Ray will check into the possibility of bidding with them if the township decides to tar this year. Ray then brought up the possible sale of two lake parcels owned by the township, just something to think about. The Board then went on to review the draft sent by Trygg Hanson on the DNR access on Mound Lake. No decision yet, however, the board felt the property line would need to be settled before they would agree to the proposal. The township road check date was set for April 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The quote for dust control was presented the same as last year at $70.00 per hundred ft., with the township paying ½; this would be $35.00 per hundred ft. for the property owner. Mike made the motion to accept and Ray made the second. All in favor, motion carried. Hardening Inc. blading bid was at $80.00 per hour. Ray made the motion to accept and Mike made the second. All in favor, motion carried. Gravel

bid was for 6.30 a yd. up approx.10 cents. Mike made the motion to accept, Ray made the second. All in favor, motion carried. Ron asked that the board consider dust control for an entire road to see what the maintenance savings would be. The board will consider this when doing their road check. Additional agenda items: The County Weed meeting was held on March 20, Nancy Uhlenkamp, Todd County Ditch and Ag Inspector sent the new weed list. Township Short Course was attended by all board members and was again very helpful. Public Comment: Request was made that the beach mowing ad be done earlier, so that work could be done before Memorial Day. Mary Ann will post and publish dust control and the beach maintenance ad before the May meeting. Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m. Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer

Upsala City April 7, 2014 These are unapproved minutes. Members present: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Robert Maciej, Brian Lange, Joan Olson, Dennis Westrich. Interim Clerk/Treasurer Reva Mische. The City Council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the minutes from the March 3rd, 2014 Regular Council Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the minutes from the March 25thth, 2014 Special Council Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Brian Lange to accept the minutes from the April 1st, 2014 Special Council Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council

Member Joan Olson and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to accept the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Guests and Presentations: None. Department Reports: Maintenance Report, Frank Koopmeiners: Water and Sewage usage was up for the month: • Frank presented water usages for February and March. He also presented a six month comparison to show impact of running water and freeze ups on overall usage. • Presented the option to purchase a Brinly-Hardy Lawn Vac System. Frank will hold off on buying the Lawn Vac and look into other options. • The council discussed splitting the cost of replacing the water line behind the football field with the property owner of 118 Walnut Ave. Motion made by Council Member Dennis Westrich and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to split the cost with the owner of 118 Walnut Ave to replace the water line behind the football field. Motion carried unanimously. Fire Department Report, Lange: The Fire Department recently posted the job advertisement for Volunteer Firefighters. Applications are available at city hall. • The Fire Department is looking into options about the date of their raffle. • The Firefighters will be going through a training to learn how to respond to fire and emergencies with new vehicle models, including hybrids. • The Fire Department is purchasing a new chain saw funded by the Upsala Relief Association. Planning Commission, Lange: Minutes Presented to the City Council. UCDC, Olson: Minutes were Presented to the City Council. Recreation Board, Johnson: Minutes were Presented to the City Council. Unfinished Business: The City Council followed up on the discussion of purchasing 7.25 acres of land from Marlene Soltis. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Joan Olson to have the City attorney draft a purchase agreement for 7.25 acres at $29,000 ($4,000/acre) and include a 66ft

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‘The Typist’ St. Cloud Screening A public screening of the documentary film The Typist, which depicts the experiences of a Minnesota soldier at the Nuremberg Trials, is scheduled at the Stearns History Museum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Monday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Daniel Wildeson, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at St. Cloud State University, will assist Mr. Tillemans in the evening’s presentation. The Typist follows the life and work of Larry Tillemans of Sartell, believed to be the last living clerk-typist at the Nuremberg Trials, which were conducted in Germany immediately after World War II to judge Nazi war criminals. As a sergeant in the U.S. 3rd Army, it was Tilleman’s duty to document the testimonies of victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Later in life, Tillemans made it a personal mission to share his knowledge and experiences about the Trials with as many people as possible, leaving him to speak at more than 450 public events throughout Minnesota

over the past 20 years. The Typist was produced by KSMQ Public Television of Austin Minnesota, which serves southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The film is part of KSMQ’s work to document and celebrate Minnesota history, arts, and cultures. The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. This presentation is free to Stearns History Museum members and a small fee for non-members.

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for use of Gambling Funds for Upsala Lions $1,000 Contribution to the Community Center. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Mayor Rollie Johnson and seconded by Council Member Joan Olson to approve the 2014 Annual Contribution of $350 to The Initiative Foundation. Motion carried unanimously. Financial Report: Treasurers Report with a March 31st ending bank balance of $84,123.44 as presented by Interim Treasurer Reva Mische. Motion made by Council Member Robert Maciej and seconded by Council Member Joan Olson to approve the Treasurers Report. Motion carried unanimously. Interim Treasurer Reva Mische will have a year to date budget comparison prepared for the next City Council Meeting.

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roadway, drainage, utility easement from Hillcrest to Baswood Avenue. Motion carried unanimously. As part of the purchase, the Council will include a driveway to Soltis’ existing land as to maintain access to that property. New Business: The Council briefly discussed setting a Public Works meeting. There is currently not a need to set a Public Works meeting at this time. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member Robert Maciej to approve the designation of Interim Clerk/Treasurer Reva Mische as the authorized EFT Personnel. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Council Member Brian Lange and seconded by Council Member to approve Resolution #040714-1: Approval



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Bigger is not always better, the growing government problem -By Start Rep. Ron Kresha

Minnesota has become a battleground in the debate over the size of government. On one side there is the battle cry for more government intervention into our economy and everyday lives, as we’ve seen over the past two years during one-party control in Saint Paul. $160 million was spent on the MNsure website that wobbled off the launch pad and is still not fully functioning and processing applications effectively. An $89 million Senate Office Building with no public parking seemingly built to honor the presence of our part-time Senators. The recent passage of a bullying bill turns State Government into the State Board of Education. Local school ad-

ministrators and teachers are no longer trusted to handle student conflict. In the name of “safe schools”, bureaucracy is interjected between the school, parents, and teachers. It seems it no longer takes a village to raise a child, just the government. Our state government is the largest employer in Minnesota and continues to grow each year with no end in sight. On the other side is the argument for efficient and effective government that is limited and less expensive. Minnesota is blessed with a growing agriculture economy, booming energy sector, growing manufacturing, and high tech-entrepreneurs. Our business economy is fighting to find skilled employees to meet the needs of the growing global middle class with good-paying jobs. But business needs the space to grow and the business economy cannot compete with the rapidly growing and more expensive government. Moreover, business needs an education system where students can reach their academic potential. Education dol-

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business more expensive. In education, we’ve seen more money invested, but little interest in working with our local school administrators to ensure accountability and results. The educational policy that has come from St. Paul this last year has focused more on feel-good policy and less on achievement programs and family stability. Government should be preparing people to enter the business sector and then get out of the way as much as possible. If we continue improving in the area of education and put a stop to this unsustainable growth in government, the best is yet to come for Minnesota. I believe we can either have a robust, booming economy fueled by innovators or we can have a flat economy subsidized by the government and ultimately the taxpayers. Personally, I am a risk-taker shooting for new heights.

Upsala High School 2013-2014 Third Quarter Honor Roll A Honor Roll Grade 12: Nathan Ehrenberg, Ruthie Flaa, Savanna Johnson, Mitchell Lange, Josiah Lojovich, Christian Pekarek, Shawn Pohlmann, Isaiah Pundsack, Katie Ripplinger, Rachel Schlumpberger, Kaelin Smieja, Chelsey Wolbeck, Jennifer Wuebkers, Dylan Zimmerman. Grade 11: Marie Blonigen, Shanna Brenhaug, Danica Cheney, Tara Christian, Margaux Douvier, Jessie Evoniuk, Christopher George, Jeffrey Halverson, Jeremy Halverson, Renee Hebig, Sara Herzog, Alyssa Kulla, Abby Maciej, Aaron Peterson, Mariah Prokott, Aaron Ripplinger, Audrey Schleper, Kyle Soltis, Anne Vos, Brooke Westrich. Grade 10: McKenzie Barth, Kendra Lange, Kyle Lange, Justin Wensmann. Grade 9: Parker Barth, Ben Blonigen, Samantha Blonigen, Noelle Kedrowski, Jolene Kremers, Rachel Prom, Joshua Schlumpberger. Grade 8: Stefani Pohlmann, Bennett Westrich, Danica Westrich, Anna Woidyla. Grade 7: Dylan Depa, Annika Gunderson, Alexis Krebs, Brandon

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Young, Cheryl Zimmerman. B Honor Roll Grade 12: Alison Gerads, Russell Janssen, Barbara Kobylinski, Eric Lampert, Parker Peterson, Adam Swanson. Grade 11: Derek Bartkowitz, Lacey Brezinka, Ashley Donaldson, Aidan Guthrie, Rebecca Kulla, Paul Ripplinger, Dylan Wudinich, Kristin Wuebkers. Grade 10: Makayla Butkowski, Justin Cichon, Michael DeZurik, Chase Douvier, Amy Kobylinski, Emily Krousey, Andrew Kulla, Ethan McCoy, Noah Pundsack, Kiley Smieja, Natalie Strassburg, Samantha VanWienen, Cody Wensmann, Brandon Wolbeck. Grade 9: Dylan Graves, Alexandra Kludt, Eric Koetter, Cody Rahn, Mia Roerick, Mariah Schumer, Cody Stoermann, Katlin Welinski, Michael Welinski, Darius Westrich. Grade 8: Ashley Biniek, Matt Herzog, Ester Rica Jerez, Cheslee McDermond, Rhiana Mayer, Andrew Prokott, Adam Ripplinger, Samantha Thieschafer, Hayley Townsend, Lori Vornbrock. Grade 7: Nakomis Becker, Laurie Breth, Caitlyn Douvier, MaKayla Ganz, Logan Janssen, Jorgan Kiley, RaeAnn Koetter, Mason Lange, Connor Meagher, Emma Rahn, Alexis Soltis, Alex Thieschafer, Alexandra Wuebkers.

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lars need to go to academic achievement in the classroom, not social engineering. The competitiveness of our economy depends on the entrepreneurial fearlessness of our next generation, not the size of our state bureaucracy. How can we promote and encourage that entrepreneurial spirit? How can we make sure the next Fortune 500 company is founded here in Minnesota rather than lower-tax states with booming economies like Texas and Florida? The answer is simple: get government out of the way, and empower our local schools. Unfortunately over the past two years, that approach has been cast aside in favor of government without guardrails. Government has grown by more than 10% over the past two years. Taxes have shot up by more than $2.1 billion. Government has added regulations and mandates that make the price of doing

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Health care directives: Who will speak for you? When family members are faced with a life and death health care decision for a loved one, it can be overwhelming. Having a health care directive can lessen the burden. A health care directive is a planning tool used to identify who you

God Will Save Me

A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in the town to evacuate immediately. A faithful Christian man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, “I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me.” The neighbors came by his house and said to him, “We’re leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!” But the man declined. “I have faith that God will save me.” As the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!” But the man again said, “No thanks, God will save me.” The floodwaters rose higher pouring water into his living room and the man had to retreat to the second floor. A police motorboat came by and saw him at the window. “We will come up and rescue you!” they shouted. But the man refused, waving them off saying, “Use your time to save someone else! I have faith that God will save me!” The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop. A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder. A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, “Grab my hand and I will pull you up!” But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body. “No thank you! God will save me!” Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned. When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?” And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a motorboat. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?”

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want to make health care decisions for you if you aren’t able to communicate. It puts your wishes regarding end-oflife care in writing. CentraCare Health will be offering free health care directive information sessions to employees and the public on how to set up their own health care directive. Staff will be available to provide forms, answer questions and assist in completing this legal document. For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit, click on Classes & Events, Community Health & Wellness. Call 320-2599375, ext. 28762, for details.

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St. Cloud Singles Club will hold a dance on April 18 with Saintrio band at the Waite Park Legion from 8:3012:30. There is an Admission. All singles are welcome. For more information call Deb at 320-217-8779 or check out our web site at

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: 209 Pearl St., Grey Eagle, 320-285-2571. Each Saturday til it’s gone! Wood splitter, boat, car dolly, lots misc. 4/17 GARAGE SALE: April 24-25; 8-5. Kids wagon, wheelbarrow, wheel trimmer, cut off saw, ladders, misc. 205 Avon Ave. N., Avon. GARAGE SALES: May 2 & 3, St. Anna/Pelican Lake area. To sign up call 320-248- 5639. 4/24 GREY EAGLE/BURTRUM: City Wide Garage Sales May 9th & 10th. To sign up call Shelly at 320-285-2256. 4/24 UPSALA CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES: May 16 & 17. To sign up call Wendy 320-573-5888 or Patti 320-5732088. 4/17

WANTED TO BUY: Standing Timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Basswood & Poplar. Minimum of 3 acres. For more info, contact Steve Baum Custom Logging & Firewood Sales, Burtrum, MN. 320-815-1863. SB-tfnB WANTED: One or two small rock forks around Grey Eagle area. Call 320-2852150 leave message. FOR SALE: Maple syrup evaporating stove, taps, jugs, etc. Call 320-249-5454. FOR SALE: Dinnerware Golden Wheat 22K gold rim, 10 bowls, 11 cups, 10 dessert, 8 lunch, 10 dinner, 9 saucers. 320-836-2823. FOR SALE: 2 wheel trailer, good wood. Call 320-256-7178. FOR SALE: DT Systems dummy launcher, DT Systems dog training collar, $200 takes both. Call 320-293-3271. FOR SALE: Round Oak table with 5 chairs. Call 320-573-2879. FOR SALE: 14 ft. boat, 4.5 hp motor, trailer, bird houses, bird feeders, lawn ornaments. Call 320-293-5280. 4/24 FOR SALE: 5 hp rear tine garden tiller. Call 320-251-6195. FOR SALE: MotorGuide trolling motor, 37 lb. trust. 12V electric front mount, new condition, $75. Call Dave 320-356-7794. FOR SALE: Ford Lariat 1/2 ton 4x4, 4 speed, V8, good truck, 89, asking $1,800. Call 320-420-5435. FOR SALE: NTech 3300 manure tank, 4 shank injector, airplane tires, excellent. Call 320-573-2274. FOR SALE: 48’ aluminum dock w/16’ patio, cedar decking, very good cond., $3,000. Call 320-760-0907. tfn

FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn

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