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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Vol. 18: Issue 7


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Harvey Mackay Page 2 Tom Kuehne: The Good Old Days Page 3 Obituaries: Feldewerd, Schroeder, Kraker, Barg, Pages 4-5 Salzman, Mosiman Dave Says Page 8 Notes from the Capitol Page 9 Local Municipality Minutes: Page 10 Swanville City, Upsala City, Grey Eagle Township

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Help people with street smarts -By Harvey Mackay “If you were to go around asking people what would make them happier, you’d get answers like ‘A new car. A bigger house. A raise in pay. Winning the lottery.’ Very few would say, ‘A chance to help people.’ And yet that is what brings about the most happiness of all.” I wish I would have said that, but the late comedian George Burns did. Still, that’s how I’ve felt all my life. And I am a very happy guy. I love sharing what I have learned over my lifetime of business and community involvement. That has been my motivation for writing what turned out to be seven “New York Times”

bestselling self-help business books, speaking to audiences on six continents and writing this nationally syndicated column for the last 24 years. Over the years, our sales force at MackayMitchell Envelope Company has questioned me about sharing my secrets, be it the Mackay 66 Customer Profile, sales techniques or networking secrets. My response is simple. I’d rather share, especially since only a small percentage of people take action and use my street smarts learned from many years of business. I’m even willing to let the competition in on a few of my techniques. Many have thanked me for it. Much of what I have to offer is not the kind of information that business schools teach. I call them “street smarts,” and I’ve shared many in past columns. Here are a few more ideas to consider: Idea #1: When you are calling someone who has an assistant, take the time to talk to that person and get to know them. If a spouse answers at home,

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extend the same courtesy to show them they are important to you as well. And if you must make a business call to the home, be sure to ask if it’s a convenient time. Home time is sacred, so limit those calls to emergencies unless it’s prearranged. Next idea: Stay in the moment. This is a lesson I learned firsthand from Goldie Hawn, who also wrote about it in her book “10 Mindful Minutes.” She says it’s important “to learn how to concentrate, so that we’ll become aware of when we’ve lost focus and be able to maintain our attention for longer periods of time.” That is all-star advice for our busy lives full of distractions. Next idea: The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up from the table and walk away WITHOUT a deal. Deals seldom get worse when you walk away … but they often get a lot better. Years ago I was honored with being the leader of a trade delegation to China. I had been warned by a grizzly old seasoned veteran who had traveled to China 50 times and had done lots of negotiations with them. He warned me that the Chinese would be tough negotiators and that I needed to insist that they honor contracts. After five days of our tour, his warning came true. They exorbitantly charged us for travel and hotel… much more than the contract allowed. I Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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FRI.-SUN., JUNE 15-17 • Prairie Days, Long Prairie. Saturday 6 p.m. parade. SATURDAY, JUNE 16 • 41st Annual Munichfest, New Munich. Parade 2 p.m. See ad on page 3. SUNDAY, JUNE 17 • Freeport Fire Department 57th Annual Ham BBQ - Beef & Hog Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 3. SUNDAY, JUNE 24 • St. Francis of Assisi Brat Cookout Lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. See ad on page 3. • Lori Scherping Benefit from 3-7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Waite Park. See ad on page 12. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 • American Red Cross Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala. • Grey Eagle Senior Center Potluck/ Bingo Party at 5 p.m. at the center. SATURDAY, JUNE 30 • Rinde Farms, LLC Todd County Breakfast on the Farm from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shuttle from LPGE High School. FRI.-SUN., JUNE 29-JULY 1 • Melrose Riverfest. • 56th Annual Swanville Mid-Summer Carnival. Sunday 11:30 a.m. Parade.

ALBANY COMMUNITY CENTER • Sundays at 1:30 pm. 500 cards. 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. FEET FIRST CLINIC • Meets every 1st Tuesday morning at Holdingford City Hall. FOOD DISTRIBUTION • Ruby’s Pantry 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. FREEPORT SENIOR MEETING • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. with cards/Bingo/coffee/dessert. 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. HELPING HANDS EXERCISE • Exercise & Line Dancing Every Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., Holdingford City Hall. HELPING HANDS COM. LUNCH • Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holdingford Legion. STEARNS CO. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY • Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany. 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 at 7 p.m. 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. UPSALA COMMUNITY CENTER • Exercise Program every Monday at 10:15 a.m.

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“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne Cats - Part 1

Many of us can look back on our lives and remember some “special” cats that created really great memories. For some of the girls, whose family didn’t have a “no cats in the house rule,” their pet cat became their favorite toy. They slept with the girls, were dressed in doll clothes and were given rides in baby carriages. The boys usually had a somewhat different relationship with cats. My early years included a special cat. This brown and black striped Tomcat followed me all around the yard, usually appearing when I sat on the front steps to put on shoes and sometimes followed along to get the cows home. One night my uncle came to visit and said he could use some cats on his farm. We always had an excessive number of cats, so we were happy to put some cats in gunny sacks for him. I noticed that while filling the sacks and since my special cat was standing near-by, he was put in a sack by my uncle too. Having that happen to my cat did cause me a bit of sadness, but being a farm kid, I was accustomed to having animals leave the farm. Several months later, as I was sitting on the front steps putting on my shoes the cat came meowing down the driveway. He came to me for petting and told me all about the 5 mile trip back home, which included going around a lake and a river. I must admit that I was happy to see him too. He, of course was the king of the farm and felt that the cat across the road on another uncle’s farm, needed to be made aware of his position. One night the two cats decided to have a fight to determine who was king of the area. Somehow the door on my uncle’s milkroom was open and the cats felt that, being so clean and neat, it was the best

place to fight. They tipped over the pails and all other items stored on the shelves. They splattered blood, cat hair, cat poop and pee throughout the area. The next morning when he went out to milk, my uncle was extremely unhappy. I don’t know what happened to his Tomcat, but mine came home with many scratch marks and a torn ear. In the years that followed he would be gone all week, but when I came home for the weekends, he would always reappear. After a few years, he just gave up and went to be with his ancestors. Another cat I remember was Freckles. She usually produced a couple of nests of kittens each year, so she was the mother cat to virtually all the cats on the farm. In her later years her stomach almost dragged on the ground when she walked. She had quite fast reactions and was able to supplement her diet with many vermin around the farm. Whenever we cleaned fish or chickens, she would always get her share first. Swallows would dive at the farm cats, but their big mistake was to dive at her, because she would jump up at the diving bird and make it into a snack. One clear, cold, moonlit winter night, I was walking across the yard and noticed a Screech Owl sitting on top of a dead tree in the yard. I recognized a challenge, so I slipped to the wellhouse, grabbed the 22 rifle and took a shot at it. I hit it, now what do I do with it. I took it to the barn and threw it down in the alley. The next morning we were greeted with a surprise, finding feathers and cat vomit all over the alley. Cats shouldn’t eat Screech Owls. Not everyone likes cats, but for those who do, they can add experiences to our lives that will be long remembered. For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at If you need help with Health or Life Insurance or for Senior Health Solutions Contact: Tom Kuehne 320-360-0343

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2

immediately called a summit meeting with the two top Chinese officials traveling with us. I stated my case, but they held firm. I immediately got up, shook their hands and said we would be going back to the States in the morning. After dinner that evening, I returned to my hotel room to find a note that they had changed their minds and would honor the terms of our contract. Next idea: Knowledge is power. It’s not just what you know, but when you know it. Next idea: If you ever lend money to a friend, never, never do it without a certified statement from their accountant and possibly putting it in their will. I’m not talking about a few bucks, of course, but a significant loan. Then repayment is understood and there will be no surprises. It’s a business deal, after all, and it can save a friendship. Last idea: Every person you sit next to at an event or on a plane, the person on your left or right … introduce yourself. Do not judge a book by its cover. To many people under the age of 35, I am an old geezer, so I often make the first contact

to put them at ease. It’s surprising how much you have in common with people you thought were strangers. Mackay’s Moral: When you help others, you are also helping yourself. 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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Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder

Obituaries Kenneth N. “Kenny” Feldewerd

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Kenny the 54 years he was with us. Among them: never be too busy to lend a helping hand, greet everyone with a hug and a smile, and always be the loudest fan in the stands. Kenneth N. “Kenny” Feldewerd, age 54 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota after a determined fight with multiple strokes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating and Rev. Ben Kociemba concelebrating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Kenneth Nick Feldewerd was born

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November 11, 1963 in Melrose, Minnesota to Erwin and Dorene (Bueckers) Feldewerd. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1982 and stayed the #1 sports fan of the Dutchmen, rarely missing a game of any sport. Kenny was also a bus driver for the Melrose School District and enjoyed watching the kids grow up. He was united in marriage to Arlene Fredrick on October 20, 1984 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. He loved to spend time with his family and friends as well as going on motorcycle rides, fishing, hunting, and camping. Kenny is known as the man that was the jack of all trades, whether it be construction, plumbing, electrical, or just a man with an answer. He was a self-employed construction worker for many years and his family will remember him by always having a project to work on. Kenny was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Feldewerd of Melrose; children, Kayla Hible of Melrose, Heather (Scott) Trosdahl of Parkers Prairie, and Erica (Jason) Smith of St. Cloud; parents, Erwin and Dorene Feldewerd of Meire Grove; grandchildren, Tiana and Major Smith and Jaxon and Nora Trosdahl; brothers and sister, Jim (Deb) Feldewerd, Steve Feldewerd, Dan (Janet) Feldewerd, Gary (Ashley) Feldewerd, Lisa (Darrel) Maus, and Leon (Sue) Feldewerd; and many nieces and nephews. Kenny was preceded in death by his grandparents. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder, age 96 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marty Porter officiating. Interment will be held at Grove Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Faye Lorraine Beidleman was born September 28, 1921 in Lyman Prairie, Minnesota to Fay and Mina (Kraft) Beidleman. On April 28, 1949 she was united in marriage to Wesley James Schroeder in Grove Lake, Minnesota. Lorraine worked

as a baker for the Palmer House restaurant in Sauk Centre from 1977 until her retirement. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, Homemakers, Birthday Club, and a former member of the Ladies Aid. Lorraine enjoyed crocheting, flower and vegetable gardening, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Jim (Brigitte) Schroeder of New Richmond, Wisconsin, Richard (Ruth) Schroeder of Alexandria, Arlan (Marilyn) Schroeder of Sauk Centre, and Janice (Donald) Barchenger of Albany; 12 grandchildren, Joshua (Erin), Levi, Courtney, Angie (John), Chris, Ashley, Amanda, Tyler (Mandi), Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Maria, and Daniel; five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Grace, Owen, Alivia, and Teaghan; and sister, Leora (Lewis) Calkins of Sauk Centre. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Schroeder; parents; sister, Edress Peterson; and brother, Alan Beidleman. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

James A. “Jim” Kraker

James A. “Jim” Kraker, age 63 of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home in Grey Eagle, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday

evening at the funeral home. Survivors are his wife, Jane Kraker of Grey Eagle; daughter, Ashley Kraker (fiancé, Joe Masloski) of Burnsville; brothers and sisters, John (Maggie) Kraker of Alexandria, Mary (Richard) Louden Horn of Melrose, Mike (Etta) Kraker of Melrose, Bob Kraker of St. Paul, Don (Tami) Kraker of Melrose, Jean Anderson of Grey Eagle, Joan (Doug) Baer of Brooklyn Center, Chuck (Monika) Kraker of Melrose, Pam Kraker (friend, Todd Duemke) of Grey Eagle, Pat Kraker of Waite Park, and Bill (Kalli) Kraker of Alexandria; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anne Kraker; nephew, Cassidy Kraker; great-nephew, Dominic Kraker; and brothersin-law, Mike Louden and Bill Anderson. Serving as casket bearers will be John Kraker, Mike Kraker, Bob Kraker, Don Kraker, Chuck Kraker, Pat Kraker, and Bill Kraker. Cross bearer will be Jean Anderson and scripture bearer will be Pam Kraker.

Dorine A. Barg

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Dorine A. Barg, age 84, of Avon, who passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the Church. Reverend Nickolas Kleespie, OSB will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Snelling

National Cemetery at a later date. Dorine was born on June 26, 1933 to Phillip and Helen (Koetter) Kronenberg in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Roman P. Barg on January 7, 1956 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta. Dorine was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed doing her “fancywork”, gardening, and tending to her chickens and cats. Dorine is survived by her children, Linda (Gary) Markfort-Stahl, Nettie (Lyle) Stavos and Jim (Karen) Barg; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Janet Kronenberg. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roman; granddaughter, Theresa Jo Markfort, and brother, Roger Kronenberg.

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Harriet I. Salzman

Harriet I. Salzman, age 101, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 12 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose. Harriet Irene Pacey was born November 10, 1916 in Fairmont, Minnesota to Archie and Louise (Bethman) Pacey. She was united in marriage to Constantine “Connie” Salzman on March 14, 1935 in Worthington,

Minnesota. Harriet was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, National Catholic Society of Foresters, and Christian Mothers. Survivors include her daughters, Jean Seep of Minneapolis and Irene Hopkins of Batavia, Illinois; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-greatgrandchildren. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Constantine “Connie” Salzman; daughter, Beverly Olmscheid; sons-in-law, Donald Seep, Michael Hopkins, and Leo Olmscheid; granddaughter, Christine Seep; brother, Clarence Pacey; sisters, Ruby Haynes Walsh and Clarice Woefle; sisterin-law, Grace Pacey; and brothers-in-law, Linus Haynes and Clarence Woefle. Serving as casket bearers were Tim Seep, Jim Seep, Brian Olmscheid, Gary Olmscheid, Bruce Olmscheid, and Eric Lueck.

Edward Deemer Mosiman E d w a r d Deemer Mosiman (Minnesota State Fair Baby) died suddenly in the early morning hours of Monday, May 21, 2018, at the age of 63, in the comfort of his beautiful home that he built in Avon, MN, with his wife Wendy at his side. Ed was born September 5, 1954, during the MN State Fair in the farmhouse on Machinery Hill where his grandfather lived, and was delivered “feet first” by a doctor camping in the Fair Campgrounds. Ed grew up in Plymouth, MN, on Medicine Lake and moved to the Stearns County area immediately after high school. Ed worked in the union carpenter trades most of his career, commuting daily from Avon to the Minneapolis area for nearly 30 years. Many high rises and office buildings in the metro area were constructed as a result of Ed’s supervision. He was a creative and master carpenter and literally could build anything. His most recent project was his amazing tree house and swing bridge at his home. Ed had been retired approximately 9 years. Ed was diagnosed with stage 4 lung

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cancer last summer and was given 3-9 months to live. Ed declined treatment and lived comfortably in his home for 10 months. Ed did not want a church funeral, but was comfortable with a service as long as “he could be there.” Ed had his own “going away” party last fall at the Pelican Lake Ballroom on Pelican Lake with over 100 in attendance. Ed loved to laugh more than anything and had many great laughs that day with family and friends, dating back to childhood days. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a class act and a man of great integrity. Ed is survived and will be missed by his wife of 20 years, Wendy, son Justin (Amber), of whom he was so proud, grandchildren Jade, Lilah, Madelyn, Baker, sister Susan, nephew & Godson Christopher (Angela), great niece Olivia, great nephew Adam, loving in-laws too numerous to list, including mother and father-in-law Jack and Joan, wonderful cousins, and many, many friends. Ed was preceded in death by his mother Virginia and father Beverly, Mosiman and Deemer grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and father-in-law John Cress. There will be no memorial service as Ed already had his party. Ed lived life to the fullest and will be remembered at his home, Pelican Lake, MN State Fair, and Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico through the memories of his many stories and adventures.

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Community Snapshots

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Birth Announcement

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Adalynn Sue Kluempke

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Kevin and Jamie Kluempke of New Munich are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Adalynn Sue Kluempke, born Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:26 p.m. at CentraCare Health-Long Prairie. Adalynn weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Thomas and Judy Kluemple and Larry and Susan Janshen.

Swanville Sr. High Student of the Month Swanville Public School is proud to announce that Olivia Mettler was chosen as the May Senior High Student of the Month. Olivia is the daughter of Michelle VanLith and Richard Mettler. Olivia has been active in a variety of activities including Basketball in grades 9 & 10, Track in grades 9-11, Speech in grade 9, theatre in grades 9-11, and band in grades 9-11. Olivia has set the girls’ high school track discus record and been on the A Honor Roll consistently in grades 9-11. Olivia plans to attend Mankato State University in the future, and her favorite thing about high school is her college classes. Outside of school Olivia is a nursery helper at her church, and she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outside. Olivia believes “If you can learn to love learning, you’ve already succeeded. Central Lakes College History Pro-

fessor, Dave Piasecki has this to say about Olivia. “Olivia is the type of student that the State of Minnesota had in mind when they created college classes for high school students. Olivia is a high school student that has the maturity and work ethic to excel at the college educational level. She has never missed completing any assigned work, project, or presentation in my history class. And most assignments are handed in before scheduled due dates. Olivia’s test scores are exemplary which is the result of her hard work and preparation. Olivia truly is a gifted student that shines in the classroom today and I believe that she will keep shining throughout the rest of her educational studies and her chosen future career.” Band instructor Brandy Lyon adds “Olivia is a joy to have in band. She is a skilled musician and very detail oriented. She is a team player, often making suggestions for ways to improve the band program for all students, whether it be fundraiser or trip ideas, or suggestions for new music or performance logistics. Her help as a teacher’s assistant this year has also been invaluable! I know her strong leadership skills and commitment to excellence will help her go far in the future.”

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LITTLE BIRCH LAKE: 44249 Birchview Rd., Melrose:

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excellent lakeshore & awesome level West facing lot. 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. Spacious living room that walks out nearly to the waters edge. Dock & appliances included. Much of the furnishings can also be available. Property has a boat house & all has been well maintained. Cabin has heat source to help extend the season. $210,000 Unique home & commercial business located on US HWY 71 just South of Long Prairie. Approx. 400+ ft. of lake shore & 400+ ft. of US HWY frontage. Many future use opportunities. Nearly 3 acres, live & work from home w/approx. 3,000 sq. ft. living quarters & over 2,000 sq. ft. commercial space. Very large detached garage w/work shop that has A/C. Must See! REDUCED $160,000

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ately needing exercise.” The writer of Psalm 96 must have thought the same way the coach did. “For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Here the Psalmist is talking about those who are in the stands cheering and shouting about His greatness. But before there was cheering he wrote of those who were taking God’s message of salvation to the lost and dying - those who were on the “field” involved in a battle for the souls of mankind - the ones who were “declaring God’s glory and marvelous deeds” and “sharing and proclaiming His salvation!” John R. Mott once said, “If a man has religion he must do one of two things with it. If it is false, he must give it up. And if it is true, he must give it away.” Imagine how loud the shouts would be in heaven if we had more people on the field battling for the souls of the lost and dying? We must give it away.

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S u m m e r meetings kick into high gear this week. They vary from a tour of area dairy farms to meeting with county commissioners to discuss the recently completed legislative session. There’s also a gathering to discuss the dairy situation, sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union. It will be held Tuesday, June 12, at the Osendorf farm near Paynesville. The dairy industry has been particularly hard-hit by this recent run of low commodity prices and relatively high input costs. What makes these times especially difficult is the long duration. Most operators can survive a few months or even a year of poor prices, but this time it has lasted much longer, going on two and even three years for some. To compound the situation, the federal safety net, which is based on the cost of feed, hasn’t worked, either. Now, changes have been made to that program, and it’s gotten better, which should help provide additional operating capital in the short term. Many smaller operations have gone out of business. They either couldn’t secure loans to continue operating or decided that enough is enough and didn’t want to burn through additional equity. Some producers looking to add cow numbers to bring in additional income have had issues with finding processing capacity for those additional pounds of production. We can talk about farming being a “way of life.” If that’s true, then certainly dairy would be at the top of the list of farming operations that qualify. It’s usually the whole family, working together to keep the operation going. I read a story over the weekend about an athlete from Melrose High School, Jesse Middendorf, who won a championship in the 800-meter run at the state track meet. When asked what he would be doing on Sunday morning, he replied that he’d be back home helping with chores on the dairy farm! Another example would be the Vogt Dairy of rural Sauk Centre. They hosted the annual Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm two weeks ago and, despite rain that fell part of the morning, an estimated 1,500 folks came out for breakfast and a tour of their operation. Ken Vogt and his two sons, Ethan and Aaron, have built up the operation. What’s impressive is that their expansion has allowed two sons to return to the area, and now three families make up the operation. That’s good for the entire area, including the businesses that work with the family, the schools and churches they attend and the towns where they buy groceries. That’s why livestock operations, and especially dairy farms, add so much vital-

ity to the community. And if some things are worth protecting and trying to save, the family-operated dairy farms of Minnesota certainly would qualify. Thanks to all those who work in the dairy industry! You provide a wholesome and healthy product, ranging from the milk we drink to the ice cream we enjoy to the pizza we all love. As this is written on Monday morning, rain is falling. We have been on the short end of the moisture situation all spring, with four-tenths being our largest rainfall total … that is, up until this morning. The radar is colorful which means heavier precipitation is still in the area, and our total is up to an inch and a half and counting. I text with my son, who lives in Michigan, and give him weather updates when we get rainfall. I have been telling him of scant totals all spring, and how the rain either misses us or the systems fall apart when they get to our area. This morning, I texted that it could stop raining anytime. Funny how quickly the situation can change! Rep. Anderson can be contacted by email at or by phone at 651-296-4317. To receive email updates sign-up on his webpage at www.

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Swanville City May 8, 2018 Minutes of the Public Hearing and Swanville City Council meeting held in the Swanville Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The public hearing meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m.with the following members present: Sandy Lange, Deb Wood, Norm Carlson, Tony Maciej, and Jim Molitor. Also present: Bruce Johnson, Dennis & Brenda Schmidt, Carol Dold, Gene Harthan, John Lindemann, Tom Beseman, Rick Korkowski, Representatives from Moore Engineering, reporter Sheila McCoy, and Lonny Hutchins. The public hearing was opened to hear input from the public on annexing and rezoning the city owned part of the walking trail, rezoning softball fields to Public Use, rezoning newly purchased land between Berkey Avenue North and Springbrook Drive to Public Use and updating the Planning & Zoning Ordinances. Bruce Johnson, supervisor from Burnhamville Township stated that the walking trail is in Burnhamville Township, and didn’t have a problem with the annexing of the trail, but should there be houses on property which would be annexed the township would probably not be in agreement. No other input was given during this hearing. Mayor Lange closed the hearing and opened the regular council meeting. Minutes of the Swanville City Council meeting Tuesday, April 3, 2018 were reviewed. A motion was made by Deb Wood to approve the minutes as printed. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The treasures report was given. A motion was made by Jim Molitor and seconded by Norm Carlson to approve the treasurer’s report. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Rick Korkowski, representing Gardenville Internet Service, was present to ask the council if he could possibly put three antennas on the water tower. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion allow Gardenville to put up three antennas for $150.00 a month. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Korkowski stated he would send a contract for the council to sign. Carol Dold and Dennis and Brenda Schmidt residents living on Rhoda Avenue were present to voice concern with trucks delivering to the Jennie-O Mill. Dold stated, trucks park across from her residence all hours of the night, leave their engines running and some have reefer trailers that have compressors that kick in every few minutes. After discussion, council decided to put up no overnight parking signs on Rhoda

Avenue by the corn bin. Schmidt’s also voiced their concern about trucks not stopping at the stop sign on Rhoda Avenue and jake braking that continues on Hwy 28 even with the signs being posted. Mayor Lange stated she will talk with the sheriff’s office and the trucking company. Gene Harthan, Supt. of Swanville School, was present to give a report on the snow melting and heavy rains that run down the hill and pools by the entrance of the school. Since the re-crowning of the road in front of the school the problem has worsened. Maintenance man, Lonny will talk with an engineer to see what options are available. Tyson Hajicek, Jeremy Boots and Cliften Allen, from Moore Engineering, were present to introduce themselves and to tell about their company to the council. The engineers explained they will put a PPL & IUP letter together for the reconditioning/ replacement of the water tower. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to have Moore Engineering construct the letters. Deb wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Lange presented to council the annexing of part of the walking trail to the City. Tony Maciej made a motion to annex the city owned part of the walking trail into the City. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Deb Wood made a motion to rezone the walking trail to Public Use. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The city attorney will draw up the necessary paper work. The softball fields were then discussed. After discussion, Tony Maciej made a motion to rezone the land used by the fields to Public Use. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. John Lindemann was present to state the empty lot is now ready to build up and a 10’ fence will have to be put up. Council was in agreement for the dirt to be hauled in and a fence to be put up. The newly purchased land between North Berkey Avenue and Springbrook Drive was discussed. After discussion, Tony Maciej made a motion to rezone this land to Public Use. Jim Molitor seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Lange presented changes in the Planning & Zoning Ordinances. After discussion, Jim Molitor made a motion to accept all changes presented to council on the P & Z Ordinances. Deb wood seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. There was discussion on

possibly purchasing land from Diane Piekarski whose land the city water tower is located. There is an easement to the tower now. Council will wait to see what the land is evaluated at before making a decision. Mayor Lange presented to council a resolution of administration of MN Wetland Conservation Act. By signing this resolution it would give Morrison Soil and Water Conservation the right to take care of wetlands in the boundaries of Swanville. Deb Wood made a motion to accept resolution #180508 regarding the administration of the MN Wetland Conservation Act. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Mayor Lange stated the Corp of Conservation should start with the clearing of the Swan River trail the week of May 21. City wide clean-up day is set for Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Randy and Gloria Drayna submitted a land use permit to build a 14’x18’ wood deck onto their existing home. P & Z approved the permit. Deb wood made a motion to approve the deck permit. Norm Carlson seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. A new member is need on the P&Z committee with Jay Bartkowicz giving his resignation. Jim Molitor stated he would fill the vacancy. The following claims were presented for payment. Members of the council were furnished with a listing. Jim Molitor made a motion to approve the claims. Tony Maciej seconded the motion. All members voted in favor, motion carried. The next regular monthly meeting will be held at on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm. There being no further business, a motion was made by Tony Maciej and seconded by Deb Wood to adjourn. All members voted in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned 9:00 pm. Julie Hollermann, City Clerk/ Treasurer Upsala City June 4, 2018 Unofficial Minutes The City Council meeting was called to order at Upsala City Hall by Mayor Rollie Johnson at 7:00 P.M. The pledge of allegiance was said. On roll call members present were: Mayor Rollie Johnson, Brian Lange, Lana Bartells, Dennis Westrich, and Joan Olson. People present: Morrison County Record reporter Sheila McCoy, First Response Vice President Garrett Doucette, Public Works Frank Koopmeiners, Sheri Johnson, City Intern Kasey Stevens, and City Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Stevens. Lange moved to approve minutes from May 7, 2018 Special City Council Meeting with Com-

munity Economic Associate Reva Mische, 2nd by Bartells. Motion carried unanimously. Lange moved to approve minutes from May 7, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting, 2nd by Bartells. Motion carried unanimously. Lange moved to approve minutes from May 21, 2018 Special City Council Meeting with concerning speeding on Borgstrom Street and priority list for economic development, 2nd by Bartells. Motion carried unanimously. Bartells moved to approve the agenda, 2nd by Olson. Motion carried unanimously. Koopmeiners reported on water and sewer levels. Koopmeiners explained that the hose on the jetter is no longer functional. Lange moved to purchase a new hose at a cost of approximately $1700.00, 2nd by Olson. Motion carried unanimously. Koopmeiners also explained he discharged the pond once this year. Minnesota Pollution Control has started to issue permits from 2015. There is a process they are going through before they are issued. The Fire Department presented their April minutes. Bartells moved to approve a raffle permit for the Upsala Firemen’s Relief Association on August 11, 2018 with no waiting period, 2nd by Westrich. Motion carried unanimously. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 after the parade the First Responders served their luncheon fundraiser at the Rec. Building. Stevens reviewed the June Calendar. She explained curtains have been ordered for City Hall; they are estimated to arrive next week. Lange reported that the Commissioners stated that Thieschafer at 303 West Street needs to apply for a Conditional Use / Variance Permit to sell snowmobile parts out of his home. Bartells discussed the progress of Heritage Days. Koopmeiners explained the water pressure in the maintenance building is low. He gave this information to the construction manager, but has not heard back. Stevens reported on the state statutes that stated Cities can lower the speed limit to 25 on roads that are considered residential streets: streets that have houses along them and are less than ½ mile long. The council directed the Planning & Zoning Commissioners to develop an ordinance that that would designate the speed limit on all city streets to be 25 miles per hour with the exception of Tower Road and 50th Ave. Stevens explained the process MNDOT requires to erect a speed sign and that it should get approved before the signs are ordered just to make sure they are fully compliant. Lange moved to approve resolution 6-4-18-1 accepting a do-

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carried. The clerk provided copies of the May 7, 2018 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to accept the minutes, Ray made the second. Minutes approved. Property owners along Boxelder Trail were present to discuss options/concerns over road access on Boxelder. Survey and GIS shows the road. Property owners at the end would like to come to some agreement for clear title as they are planning on selling. Discussion on some options, with their attorney not asking for a decision from the Township until they try to work out the agreement. Property owner from Mound Lake was present to request permission to place a cement pad in front of his garage that would encroach the Townships ROW. Ray made the motion to approve with a hold harmless agreement signed by property owners and the Township Board chairman. Mike made the second. Motion carried. Clerk presented the claims list for May. Claims list included claims 3186-3195 for a total of $21,566.11. Ray made the motion to approve the claims; Mike made the second, Motion carried. Mail included training information and a letter from Sauk River Watershed regarding the buffer zone. Ray reported he had checked with Todd County and the stop signs on Brakken and 341st are up to the Township if they want to remove or leave as they are. Ray will fill in the crack on 130th, and will try to contact the company the Township had scheduled to do more of the crack filling. He felt spraying should be started and some tree trimming on 144th. Ron made the motion to start the spraying as soon as possible and Mike made the second. Motion carried. Ray had asked the Todd County Engineer to come and check the new tar road on Ascot and 335th. The road is less than a year old and is cracking and not wide enough or as thick as it should have been done. After discussion, Ray will talk with the County engineer again to see what the next step should be. Ray will bring in an estimate for tree trimming that was recorded during the road check. Ron did some removal of fallen trees that were in the road ROW. Residents are reminded that if the tree comes from your property it is your responsibility to remove from the road ROW. The Board approved Herdering Inc. to remove the shed behind the Townhall, as it has become an eyesore and not being used by the Township. Mike made the motion to approve the bid that was received to fix up the furnace room, Ron made the 2nd. Motion carried. Hopefully this will help with heating costs in winter. Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Meeting adjourned at 9:35 pm. Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/ Treasurer Minutes not approved.

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Swanville Jr. High Student of the Month L o g a n Karnes has been selected as the Swanville Public School May Junior High Student of the Month. Logan is the son of Jerry and Patricia Karnes. Logan enjoys reading, running, and playing video games and outside of school participates in youth group. He plans to go to a four year college, perhaps St. Cloud State. Logan has participated in baseball and has been in track and football since seventh grade. Logan is consistently on the B Honor Roll and encourages other students to “Keep your grades up. Work at it. Stay out of trouble at all costs.” Logan’s favorite part of school is Tom Bzdok’s social studies class. Mr.

Bzdok remarks “I enjoy having Logan in class. He is a positive, upbeat student who is a lot of fun to be around, but he also takes class seriously. He is always focused and works hard to achieve good grades. Logan is well liked and respected by his classmates and has become a leader by setting positive examples. He is a mature young man with so many good qualities that he is sure to be successful in life. Congratulations Logan!” Swanville Library • 320-547-2346

Summer Reading Program Signup: Thursday, June 14, 4-4:45 p.m. This is the first day to register for Summer Reading Program and prizes. Everyone who signs up will be getting a bag, reading record and novelties. You choose what to read. Activities will be available. For ages 0-12 grade. Sponsored by the Swanville Women’s Club. Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World: Thursday, June 14, 5-6 p.m. Because a day with music is a better day! For all ages. Kick off Summer Reading Program the fun way! For ages 3-12. A Legacy event.

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Hometown News June 14, 2018  

Hometown News June 14, 2018

Hometown News June 14, 2018  

Hometown News June 14, 2018