Hometown News June 6, 2024

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Mistakes are part of life

A college basketball coach was reflecting on his team’s 115-57 loss during his postgame conference and said, “I think the whole game hinged on a single call.”

A sportswriter asked, “Which one was that?”

The coach said, “The one I made last year scheduling the game.”

The value of learning from mistakes cannot be overstated. In my experience, mistakes are indeed valuable learning opportunities. Dealing with the consequences of a mistake can improve your ability to navigate challenges and find creative solutions.

Mistakes are the natural byproduct of trying new things, pushing boundaries and innovating. It is important to remember that if you are not making mistakes, you might not be taking enough risks. And without risks, progress can be stifled. By making mistakes, you learn to evaluate risks more effectively, which can lead to better decision-making in the future. Plus, understanding where you went wrong helps you to avoid similar pitfalls moving forward.

As author F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Never confuse a single mistake with a final mistake.”

Mistakes are a form of feedback. They tell you what doesn’t work and provide a unique opportunity to tweak your approach. Mistakes often teach us more than success does. They highlight our weaknesses, allowing us to address them directly.

Taking responsibility for your mistakes is crucial because when you own up to your mistakes, you demonstrate integrity and gain respect from others. It builds character and


shows you are willing to take accountability for your actions. Try to fix the mistake, not the blame.

Learning from mistakes requires reflection. After a mistake, it is important to take a step back, analyze what happened and plan how to avoid similar mistakes in the future. Learning to bounce back from mistakes strengthens your resilience, an invaluable trait in both life and business.

Mistakes can be a source of innovation because when things don’t go as planned, they can lead to a new idea or a better way of doing things. A mistake can reveal flaws in your processes, prompting necessary changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Sharing mistakes with your team can lead to collective learning and prevent others from making the same error. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself. You can’t make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake. It’s a choice.

Remember, it is not the mistake that defines you, rather how you handle the mistake. By being honest, taking responsibility and following up with corrective action, you turn a mistake into a steppingstone for success. And always learn from them. If you find yourself repeating the same mistake, it is time to pause and deeply understand why this is happening.

Mistakes are the tuition you pay for success. Embrace them, learn from them and use them as a catalyst to propel you to greater heights.

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you,” according to Maxwell Maltz, a cosmetic surgeon and author of one of my favorite books “Psycho-Cybernetics.”

I think that sums it up in a nutshell. If you let your mistakes hound you, your likelihood of recovering from them will forever be limited. It’s been said that if you want to succeed big, you must fail big. It sounds counter-intuitive,

but it is so true. You learn that failure isn’t permanent, and even if success comes in small doses afterward, you have turned the corner and can be bold enough to try again.

As the old saying goes, “If at once you don’t succeed, try, try again."

Take some time to lick your wounds and then get back to business. Your previous experiences will lend some guidance for when to change direction and what pitfalls to avoid. Failure isn’t fatal. Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.

An avid angler drove to northern Minnesota last winter to do a little ice fishing. While attempting to drill a hole in the ice, he heard a voice from above declare, “There aren’t any fish in there!”

The man moved his gear to another spot and began drilling. Again, a voice from above said, “There aren’t any fish in there.”

The man dropped his gear, looked to the heavens, and asked, “Is that God speaking?”

A voice replied, “No, I’m the ice rink manager.

Mackay’s Moral: Embrace your mistakes as opportunities to learn, grow and move forward with more wisdom.

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.”

Upcoming Events

• Prairie Days, Long Prairie. Sat., June 8 Parade at 6 p.m.


• Concert in the Park: Red Letter Band at 7 p.m. Long Prairie.


• The Art of Conversation Art Gallery Grand Opening in Upsala. See ad on page 4.


• Concert in the Park: Ring of Kerry Band & Dancers at 7 p.m. Long Prairie.


• Magnifi Financial Member Appreciation Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grey Eagle & Long Prairie. See ad on page 7.


• Freeport Fire Department 63rd Annual Ham BBQ - Hog/Beef Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 7.


• Holy Family School's 21st Annual Drive for Education Golf Tournament starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Albany Golf Club.


• Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Meeting at 4 p.m., potluck & Bingo to follow.


• Concert in the Park: Monroe Crossing at 7 p.m. Long Prairie.


• Melrose American Legion Fish Fry

from 4:30-8 p.m. FRI.-SUN., JUNE 28-30

• 61st Annual Swanville Mid-Summer Carnival. Sun., June 30 Parade at 11:30 a.m. ALBANY SENIORS

• Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Community Center.


• Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall.

• Planning Commission meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall.


• Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall.


• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. FEET FIRST CLINIC

• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Holdingford City Hall.


• Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution 1st Saturday of the Month from 10-11 a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre.


• Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. with cards/Bingo/coffee/dessert.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 8 p.m.


• Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the town hall.


• Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion Clubrooms.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion. (Aux. Sept.-May.)


• Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany.


• Meets every Monday, weigh in starts at 8; meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle.


• Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building.


• 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of the month at 7 p.m.


• Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall.


• Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Weekend Weather Saturday Sunday Cloudy. High: 66 Low: 51 Mostly sunny. High: 70 Low: 48 Temperatures Date High Low 5/29 70 43 5/30 73 54 5/31 72 54 6/1 73 46 6/2 73 54 6/3 77 55 6/4 82 52 Friday Mostly sunny. High: 72 Low: 50
120th St. Grey Eagle, MN 56336
Brian’s Painting Interiors, Exteriors, Staining, Varnishing Brian Middendorf 320-293-9939 40 Years Experience

“The Good Old Days” -By Tom Kuehne

Changing Neighborhoods

When this area was originally settled and continued to be settled to about the middle of the 20th century “neighbor” had a different meaning. Originally, they were excited to see a new family in the area, but today, not quite so much.

The first settlers in this area made a special effort to get to know the new neighbor. They offered to assist them with their time, machinery and friendship. The new neighbor was given gifts of home-made baked goods and garden produce. They were aware that at some time they may need their help and they wanted to let them know that they were there. They offered assistance and directions to where necessities and repairs could be found. Some neighborhoods organized a community gathering, so that the new people could meet the neighbors.

Neighborhood parties and gatherings were common. Sometimes these occasions occurred because of a birthday, wedding or just to have a summertime potluck picnic. The neighbors were almost like part of your

Albany Senior Dining

Mon., June 10: Tater tot hotdish, glazed carrots, cookie, bread.

Tues., June 11: Scalloped potatoes & ham, peas, mandarin oranges, bread.

Wed., June 12: Chicken tetrazzini, peas & carrots, peaches, bread.

Thurs., June 13: BBQ chicken breast, macaroni & cheese, mixed vegetables, banana, bread.

Fri., June 14: Baked pork chop, whipped potatoes, gravy, squash, applesauce, bread. Pre-registration requested to dine daily. For more info. call 320-845-4070.

family. When hunting deer they would organize drives, which may go across several neighbors land. Sometimes they knew about it and may be part of the hunting party. In other cases if they didn’t hunt, but if a deer or pheasant was shot on their property, the hunter would give some token of appreciation. It may be hamburger, sausage or an oven ready bird.

Today we sometimes don’t either have time or the desire to know the families in the neighborhood. I frequently have folks tell me that there is a family living a mile down the road from them, but they have never met them. They think they must work in town, because their car leaves in the morning and comes home in the evening.

We now must be concerned about property lines. We must not trespass on agricultural land. We must get permission to claim a deer that died on another persons property. We see many “No Trespassing” signs on land which we previously enjoyed.

Has this change come about because the DNR has greatly increased the number of laws in their enforcement area? Is it because the land-owner is concerned that they may be presented with a lawsuit from someone who injured themselves on their property, therefore receiving a financial settlement from the landowner’s insurance company will make the injury go away? Or maybe it is because we don’t know the property owner and if we did, they wouldn’t restrict access to their property.

Just some things to think about!

For feedback or story ideas, email Tom at tom@swanvilleinsurance.com.

If you need help with Health or Life Insurance or for Senior Health Solutions Contact: Tom Kuehne 320-360-0343

From the Desk of Pastor Bruce

1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.”

Have you ever wondered what God’s will is for your life? I know I have. Whether you are a high school graduate, or a young couple wondering if it’s God’s will for you and your sweetheart to get married, or maybe you’re wondering about a job change. But I think Scripture is clear, our priorities should be putting Him first. 1 Thessalonians says “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified:” In

other words, we need to be different than the world, being set apart and putting God first. Matthew 6:33-34 says “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I don’t know about you, but this is right on… all of us have trouble in our lives. So, seek God and follow Him, be sanctified, or set apart for the purposes of God. And Matthew says, “and all these things will be given to you as well.”

-Pastor Bruce Miller from Swanville Bible Church, 320-547-2916

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Dorothy M. Carstens

Dorothy M. Carstens, age 91 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Cura of Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24 at the PattonSchad Funeral Home in Melrose with Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Marie Breitbach was born May 24, 1933 in Lake George Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Frank and Nellie (Underwood) Breitbach. Dorothy was a descendant of an orphan train rider, her mother, Nellie. She was united in marriage to Howard Carstens on October 8, 1955 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Dorothy worked side by side with her husband at Carstens Industries in Melrose for many years. She was active in volunteering in her community including being a Boy Scouts Cub Master, member of the Homemakers and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 101. Two of her favorite things to do were playing cards and dancing.

Survivors include her children, Cynthia Carstens of Fair Oaks, California, Wayne (Jeannie) Carstens of Hawaii, James “Jim” (Brenda) Carstens of Melrose, and Kim (Tim) Piehl of Baxter; 11 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren; and sister-in-law, Rosemary “Honey” Breitbach of Brainerd.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Carstens on May 28, 2021; parents; brothers, Donald, Harold, and Edward Breitbach; and sister, Anna Marie Schwieters.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.

Carolyn "Kelly" Kuehne


“Kelly” Janice (Brandvold) Kuehne was born on December 8, 1945, in Pope County, Minnesota. She grew up in Glenwood, Minnesota where she was raised by Irene Brandvold.

Kelly graduated from Glenwood High School with the class of 1964.

In December of 1964 Kelly married Doug Kuehne. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Janice, Carl and Glenn. They later divorced.

Kelly continued her education at the Wadena Vocational Technical College in Wadena, Minnesota where she received a degree in Medical Records. She made her home in rural Richville and was employed at the Perham Memorial Hospital and then New Life Farms. She was a member of Basswood Baptist Church in Richville.

During her retirement Kelly enjoyed stopping at thrift stores, rummage sales and Dollar Stores. Country life was Kelly’s happy place. She loved her cats, cows, gardening and raising an abundance of tomatoes every year. Kelly also enjoyed having coffee visits with friends and listening to music by the Gaither Vocal Band. She was a very kind person, very empathetic as she had a big heart with love filled for her family, friends and animals.

On June 4, 2024, Kelly passed away peacefully at Elk Ridge Assisted Living in Perham, Minnesota at 78 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Kelly is survived by her children: Janice (Dan) Lewandowski, Carl (Kathy) Kuehne and Glenn (Angie) Kuehne; 9 grandchildren; 4 greatgrandchildren; and longtime partner in crime, Larry Rosenthal.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Kelly on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Basswood Baptist Church, Richville, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at church.

Maurice H. Stay

Obituaries Eugene H. Roering

Maurice H. Stay, 91 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Swanville, MN, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the St. Cloud VA Health System. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 7, 2024 at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN. Interment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM on Friday at the chapel. Military Rites will be provided by the Little Falls V.F.W. Post #1112.

Maurice was born on July 3, 1932 in Swanville, MN to the late Alexander and Caroline (Kallis) Stay. He attended the local schools. At an early age, Maurice began working at Camp Ripley, north of Little Falls, and continued his work there for over 40 years. He worked in general maintenance and as a groundskeeper. His work there was interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served overseas during the Korean Conflict. Maurice was Honorably Discharged in 1955 and resumed his work at Camp Ripley. In his free time, Maurice enjoyed hunting and fishing and just being outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the Little Falls V.F.W. Post #1112.

Maurice is survived by his sister, Janice Stay of Little Falls; niece, Linda Dooley Bauer (Tom Bauer) of Long Prairie, MN; nephews, James (Mary) Klosowski of Little Falls, Jeff Klosowski of Little Falls, and Skip Klosowski of Duluth, MN; many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Caroline Stay; and sister, Diane Stay Klosowski.

Pulse on People

Area residents are among the 1004 students named to the 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary, in Bismarck. This number includes students in Mary’s undergraduate program and in adult education (University of Mary Online).

To qualify for the honor, traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours.

Students enrolled in the UMary Online program must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while at a full-time adult learner status.

Benedict Gerads Albany, Kristine Kalthoff of Albany, Abigail Welle of Freeport, Rachel Becker of Long Prairie, Maria Larson of Long Prairie, and Bernadette Sauer of Long Prairie.

Katherine Laing earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing from University of Jamestown.

Laing, of Avon, Minnesota, graduated from UJ during commencement ceremonies May 4, 2024, in Harold Newman Arena on UJ campus.

Eugene H. Roering, 51 years old resident of Holdingford, MN passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Community Country Church in Holdingford, MN with Pastor Alvin Helms officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Eugene Roering was born on April 9, 1973, in St. Cloud, MN to the late Kenneth and Marie (Aronson) Roering. Eugene spent all his life living in Holdingford. He enjoyed farming and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful and loving son, brother and uncle. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Eugene was a one-of-a-kind brother and Uncle with a heart of gold. He had the most unique cards and gifts that always made us laugh. He truly loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own.

He had a love for fast cars, guns, cooking, and singing karaoke. When he wasn’t fixing on sleds, you could find him in the kitchen making his famous chili.

His smile was contagious and lit up the room. Anyone who knew him knew his funny and quirky personality and loved it!

Eugene is survived by his brothers and sisters, Joan (Clint) Nelson, Galveston, TX; John Roering, Albany; Cindy (Wayne) Norberg, Royalton; Jim (Mona) Roering, North Prairie; Jenny (Jason) Zwilling, Sauk Rapids; Judy (Robby) Schiffler, Albany; Josh Roering, Bowlus and Becky (Jeremiah) Smith, Albany.

Eugene is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Marie (Aronson) Roering, and his sister Lisa Gerads.

Please join us after the services for Eug’s celebration of life at Schiffler’s in St. Anthony.

The College of St. Scholastica is proud to announce its Spring 2024 Dean’s List recipients. Dean’s List members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend these students for their honorable academic achievements. Keep up the excellent work!

Jesse Ambriz of Melrose, Paige Blattner of Avon, and Ashley Goebel of Avon.

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Birth Announcement

Jax David Gerads

Amanda and Adam Gerads of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jax David Gerads, born June 2, 2024 at 9:35 a.m. at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital.

Jax weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

He has a sister, Myla Gerads 2 years old.

Grandparents are Bill and Vicki Johnson of Osakis, Dave and Darlene Gerads of Freeport, and Dale Peterka of Long Prairie.

Swanville Junior High Student of the Month

Swanville Public School is pleased to announce the May grades seven through nine Student of the Month, eighth grade student Milo Hutchins. Milo is the son of Michelle and Lonny Hutchins. He enjoys sports of all types, playing music and weightlifting. Milo began his junior/senior high experience by being in multiple activities.

He is in football, basketball, baseball and band. He also is doing weightlifting. Milo is consistently on the honor roll. His favorite thing about school is participating in sports. His advice to other students is “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Science Instructor Jason Lee says,

“Milo is a great student to have in class. He is willing to learn about anything, and brings a positive attitude every day. He has a great work ethic, too. Milo likes to have fun while learning, and his sense of humor is almost as good as mine! I’m looking forward to having Milo in more classes throughout his high school career.”

Milo’s future plans are to attend college.

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

According to the 2020 census, seventeen percent of our nation’s population, or one in six Americans are over the age of 65. As we age, we have a whole new way of life to get in touch with, including health issues, housing, finances, personal care, etc. Not everything about our aging falls in the “Golden Years” category. As implied by the title of this letter, I’m going to talk about the non-golden events that are a possibility in our elder years. Abuse towards elders is not unlike that of other age groups. It can be physical, sexual, financial, caregiver neglect, isolation, mental abuse, self-neglect, and, or abandonment or a combination of these

items. These things happening to someone that cannot defend themselves, makes them seem more malicious.

You can look for signs of abuse in your elderly acquaintances, such as changes in behavior, cluttered unhealthy living, lack of basic amenities, unexplained sexually transmitted diseases, unpaid bills, cash missing, unusual withdrawals from banking accounts, and physical bruising or marks.

We can all watch over our elderly family and friends with a simple visit, compassion and caring and be available for them when needed. Make a list of important call numbers for them, such as police, medical, fire, minister, and close family, or friends. Also on that list, include the number for Hands of Hope Resource Center, (800-682-4547) as we have a 24- hour hotline that can provide information and support to that individual, as well as a day phone (320-7322319) answered by trained advocates who can provide multiple resources and referrals that may be useful. All services through Hands of Hope are free and confidential.

Swanville Senior High Student of the Month

Swanville Public School is pleased to announce the May Senior High Student of the Month, junior Ethan Wimmer. Ethan is the son of Richard and Tamie Wimmer. Ethan has many interests including hunting, fishing, working on electronics and hanging out with friends.

Ethan has plans to attend college for computer science/engineering. Ethan is in a number of school activities, including being in robotics since eighth grade, track since ninth and football since seventh. He has served on student council during his eighth and ninth grade years and will be one of the representatives for his senior class. He is consistently on the Honor Roll and has been awarded All Conference Academic for football and robotics and All State academic for robotics. Outside of school he volunteers for Vacation Bible School, the Catholic Craft Fair, bingo and bake sales also through his church. He also works at Big Johnson’s. His

favorite thing about school is the memories he gets to make with team members and friends. He advises other students “Don’t let mistakes hold you back in life.”

Mathematics Instructor Liza Hasse says, “Ethan is highly deserving of being chosen as the May Student of the Month. I have had the pleasure of working with Ethan in the classroom for the past six years. He is highly motivated to learn new material and has the ability to apply what he has learned. Ethan has developed a higher order of thinking and thrives on challenges. He possesses a strong work ethic, consistently putting in the time and effort needed to complete assignments. Currently, Ethan is serving as my teacher’s assistant. He works diligently every day, helping with grading papers and other tasks. His dedication and hard work are greatly appreciated.”

Science instructor and Robotics coach Jason Lee adds, “Ethan is a fantastic student. He is a great example of hard work and intelligence combining for a high level of success. Ethan is quick to learn new topics, and is dedicated to ensuring his understanding of even the most difficult material. He is a team player, and group projects find success because of him. In particular, his technology skills are quite impressive. Great work, Ethan!

The Art of Conversation Gallery to hold Grand Opening June 7-9

In the current digital age, in which we are all glued to a screen, is the art of conversation being lost? Some Upsala residents with an artistic bent are hoping to reverse that trend.

On June 7, 8, and 9, The Art of Conversation will host a Grand Opening at 105 S. Main, Suite 2, in Upsala. The space has graciously been provided by the Stearns Bank and has been remodeled into a family-friendly art gallery over the past few weeks. The organizers hope that people will come and appreciate art, enjoy fellowship, and engage in meaningful conversation about art and about life.

A select group of local artists has been chosen to display their work for this first show. Painting, drawing, fabric and metal art, woodcraft, and children’s art will all be featured. Future shows will allow people of all ages from the surrounding communities to display

their work. Shows will change monthly around themes like “Local Landscapes” or “Our Town.” A “studio” will be available in which artists can create new pieces. Classes will be offered. And artists will be able to sell their work by connecting directly with buyers. The gallery will also be a music venue, featuring local musicians.

The gallery is looking for new artists working in all media, and for volunteers who would be willing to host guests during open hours in the future.

Grand Opening times are as follows: Friday, June 7: 4:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9: Noon4:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information, contact Steve Weihsmann at 218-428-8010.

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Dave Says -By Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I’m trying hard to get control of my money and get out of debt, but I had a situation come up the other day, and I really don’t know what to do. I’m one of four brothers, and our parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary is early next month. My two oldest brothers got together and made plans for a party without consulting the rest of us. They want everyone to chip in $1,000 to help pay for things. I love my mom and dad, but the only savings I have is $1,000 in my beginner emergency fund. Will you tell me how to address this situation?


Dear Ronald, I’m going to be blunt here, okay? Since you weren’t asked about any of this ahead of time, and had no say in anything, fairwould be for you and your brother who weren’t consulted to pay zero. Zilch. Planning something that expensive without consulting everyone involved well

ahead of time—and expecting them to lay out $1,000 without warning—is way out of line. And don’t let your older brothers lay a guilt trip on you, either. This has nothing to do with how much you love your parents, being greedy or anything like that. It has everything to do with consideration and communication, or in this case, a lack of these on their part. If I were you, I’d let your oldest brothers know exactly what your financial situation is like right now. Explain what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, then let them know in a nice, but firm, tone you’ll give them whatever you can scrape up, but you won’t be chipping in anything close to $1,000. Oh, and I’d tell them next time they hatch up a big, expensive plan like this, to check with all their brothers way ahead of time.

Best of luck, Ronald. I’m sorry you have to deal with this.


* Dave Ramsey is a seven-time #1 national best-selling author, personal finance expert, and host of The Ramsey Show, heard by more than 18 million listeners each week. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today Show, Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and many more. Since 1992, Dave has helped people regain control of their money, build wealth and enhance their lives. He also serves as CEO for Ramsey Solutions.

Ask The Motor Medics®

Dear Motor Medics,

I have a 2021 GMC Yukon with a 5.3 engine. The vehicle has 36k miles on it. The warranty expired last week at 36k, and it started making engine noise all the time at about 35,800 miles. I called the dealership where we purchased it, which is a few hundred miles away, and they said bring it in so we can check it. Well, the vehicle passed 36k before we arrived by just a bit, and they said the warranty had expired due to miles. They didn’t say anything about towing it in since it was so close to the expiration, and I don’t know who we talked to on the phone. We paid to have it diagnosed and they say it has failed lifters and a camshaft and that it will be very costly to repair. Is this a common thing and can they just cut us off right at exactly 36k?

-Kensington in Albion, Nebraska

Dear Kensington, Yes, this is very common and in fact we own one of these that we had to fix ourselves so we know how much labor is involved and how costly it can be. Some are so bad that the engine must be replaced at a much higher

North Central SBDC Offers No-Cost Legal Clnics for Small Business Owners

The North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Central Lakes College is excited to announce a partnership with Legal Corps to offer no-cost legal clinics for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Todd County. The legal clinics will be held on from 4-6PM on both Thursday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 25th at the Todd County Development Corporation office in Long Prairie.

At the clinics, attorney Brenda Pfahnl will provide confidential business advice both in English and Spanish in half-hour sessions. Legal advice topics include:

• Business formation and structuring guidance, i.e. sole proprietorships, LLCs, etc.

• Employment law and HR best practices

Sudoku Answers from May 30

• Contract review and drafting

• Regulatory compliance information

To sign up for a session, visit: https:// www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFAD2EA2FBC61-49776668-todd. The link is also on the North Central SBDC Facebook page.

Katie Heppner, Regional Director of the North Central SBDC, emphasized the importance of legal support for small business owners and entrepreneurs. “Navigating the legal landscape can be daunting for small business owners and entrepreneurs. It is ten times more difficult if English is not your first language. Our goal with these clinics is to provide accessible legal assistance to help both Spanishand English-speaking entrepreneurs thrive and

succeed in Todd County.”

“Legal Corps. is a strong partner of the North Central SBDC,” Heppner continued. Legal Corps. is an innovative Minnesota nonprofit organization that aims to make access to the legal system more inclusive by providing free assistance in transactional matters to low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners, inventors and small low-revenue nonprofit organizations.

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cost. As for the warranty. They sold you a 36k warranty, and that’s what was agreed to. Talk with them or try a different dealership and plead your case. Sometimes they make slight exceptions.

-Take care, the Motor Medics Dear Motor Medics,

We have a 2013 Ram 1500 truck with a misfire at 140k miles. We have worked on it ourselves replacing the coils, spark plugs, injectors and fuel pump and it still has a misfire. The scanner we have shows that the misfire is a p0300 Random Misfire and a p0304 and a po306. The misfire starts at higher rpm and at idle it runs perfectly smooth. Can you give us some ideas to look at next?

-Matt in Livonia, Michigan Dear Matt,

When diagnosing a misfire, we first verify with a scan tool that we have a mis the way you have. After getting info such as cylinder number, 4 and 6 in your case by the codes, we inspect those cylinders testing for compression and leakage. If those both are good, we move on to ignition and fuel. In the case of this engine, if all looks good but the misfires are still present, we will pull the valve covers and inspect the rockers to see if the valves are opening all the way. These engines have had some lifter and cam issues which when worn will not allow the valve to fully open, which makes the engine mis at higher rpm but not at idle or low speeds. The repair for this can be anywhere from a cam and lifter swap to an engine replacement if metal shavings have contaminated the engine. Good luck. We hope that you find something small needing repairs.

-Take care, the Motor Medics For entertainment only. Always consult your local shop and follow all safety procedures before repairs. Come visit the Motor Medics® online at Underthehoodshow.com.

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Burtrum City • April 2, 2024

Members Present: Mayor Jenae Ulbricht, Romie Gessell, Irene Ehlert, Juli Scherping, Sara Macho. Staff Present: Brooke Thieschafer. Quorum was met and Mayor Ulbricht called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Agenda: Macho made a motion to approve the agenda. Ehlert supported. All in favor, motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: Gessell made a motion to approve the minutes. Scherping supported. All in favor, motion carried.

Approval of the Bills: Ehlert made a motion to approve the bills from April 2024. Gessell supported. All in favor, motion carried.

Todd County Sheriff's Report: City Clerk gave an update about the calls.

Old Business: LMC Conference - Passed deadline. No funds were spent.

City Clean-Up: City Clean-Up Day will be May 18th. Ideas of having it at the old school. 9am-11am. Signs will be posted. Looking for volunteers, will post a flyer on Facebook.

Finish Inventory - Plan a day. More to come.

New Business: Permits: None

Souncewell Match to Match Grant - The City Clerk gave an update. We have spent roughly $13,000 so far. Bigger items include the AED and install, security cameras install, garbage cans, benches, and some office/cleaning supplies. We are still waiting to hear back about city welcome signs pricing. We hope to have that information next meeting. Suggestion to order a couple of flashlights.

Bollig Engineering Update - Work Session meeting scheduled for May 28th at 5PM. Information meeting only.

Security Cameras Update- Outside security cameras were installed by Design Electronics. A sign will be ordered to post outside.

AUP Agreement with Schlenner & Wenner Contract - The City Clerk gave an update about the AUP Agreement that is due. It is an audit that is due every five years. We have reached out to Schlenner & Wenner to complete the audit for us again, and they are willing to do it. However, they are booked until July of this year. The City Clerk did reach out to the State Auditor's Office, and approved an extension for the City until September 2024. The City Clerk is looking for a motion to approve the Contract with Schlenner & Wenner to complete our audit which is a total of about $6700. Ehlert made a motion to approve the contract. Scherping supported. All in favor, motion carried.

Article submitted by Mason Jambor - The Mayor went over the article funding for residents, rental properties and/or any homeowners. No income guidelines. The Mayor will contact the Housing Agency for more information.

City Events: The Mayor talked about the first official City Event that was held at the Community Center. Roughly 75 people attended. Next scheduled City Event is a card making class. Looking for ideas for kids events. There will be a fall event as well.

Open Floor: Bobby Velkamp Jr. Plow truck needs updating. Looking for something around

$30,000. A discussion was had.

Announcements: Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for 11AM. Rib Fest and Volleyball Tournament is July 27th. A discussion was had on homes in the city limit that needs to be cleaned up.

Adjournment: Macho moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:11 P.M. Gessell seconded. All in favor, motion carried.

Next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 4th at 7:00 PM at the Burtrum Community Center.

City Clerk, Brooke Thieschafer

Burnhamville Township • April 30, 2024

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville was held April 30, 2024 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors Mike Berscheit, Bruce Johnson and Joe Muellner; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky and Treasurer Pam Throener. Also present was Erv Herdering.

The minutes from the regular meeting of March 26, 2024 were approved on a motion by Sup. Johnson and second by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed.

For correspondence the Township received county bridge inspection notice, weed inspection training rescheduled for May 1, Planning and Zoning meeting, Todd County Fair donation request, Sourcewell information, survey from MAT on membership, survey from MDA about Noxious Weed Grant, and MAT Association Bylaw questions voting results. Donations need to be approved at the annual meeting by residents, so donation was turned down.

A motion was moved by Sup. Berscheit to pay all bills numbered 6618 through 6632 totaling $18,773.74. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Road inspection was April 18. The list was reviewed and few items were added.

A resident contacted a supervisor about Erie Trail issue. The supervisor viewed and discussed with the resident that Erie Trail is a public road that is privately maintained.

Clean-Up Day is May 18. Sup. Johnson moved a motion to approve the bid from Long Prairie Sanitary. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. With all voting in favor motion passed. After discussion the board will have the prices the same as last year with appliances, bulky furniture, car & truck tires $5, tractor tires $15, electron ics, scrap metal and general trash will be free. The board decided to use ARPA funds to pay for clean-up day fees.

The board discussed dust control areas. The contractor has spray on hand and will spray in May after the roads are bladed and graveled in areas as needed. Supervisors decided to spray

all of 184th St., Morrison Line Rd, Flicker Rd. and 331st Ave. south of town to keep these highly used roads in better shape. If Grey Eagle Township sprays Chippewa Road, we will spray 150th St. to 331st Ave. We can use last of ARPA funds for road spray.

Sup. Johnson stated that the Swanville Sportsman Club want to add more planks to Bass Lake Access and is asking the township to add more rocks. Board approved.

The township received calls of Flicker Trail in poor shape. Supervisor viewed and requested more high clay gravel mixed in to cul-de-sac area.

Board heard updates on training and county/ township officer meetings.

The Treasurer’s report shows balance of $108,245.25. Report approved on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and second by Sup. Johnson. Mo-

tion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and a second by Sup. Muellner. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7 pm in the Burtrum Community Center.

Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk



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CHURCH: Rummage and Bake Sale in Upsala Saturday, June 8th from 8:00-11:30 with bag sale from 11:30-12:00.

GARAGE SALE: 3 Family Sat., June 8: 8-12, Clothing, childrens-adults, kitchen gadgets, microwave, games, toys, furniture, bicycle, home decor, fabric, fleece and much more. 507 State Highway 238, Upsala.

YARD SALE: (Weather permitting being outdoors) 4 Families! Thurs.-Fri., June 1314: 9am-5pm. 30991 State 28, Grey Eagle, (one mile East of Grey Eagle on State Hwy 28). Lots of clothing, children-adults, household items, toys, books, (lots of children’s) much misc. Many items priced at .50 cents!

ESTATE SALE: Lots of power and hand tools, Red Oak lumber and cord wood. 27906 Ambassador Dr., Grey Eagle. June 13-15: 8-5. 6/13

HELP WANTED: Front counter/butcher position. Apply in person at Elmdale Creamery & Locker or call for details, 320573-2607.

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WANTED: Pontoon lift to rent & use on its current BBL site for this Season. Due to my wife’s declining health, we needed to sell our multi-level BBL home. We have kept our pontoon & hope to continue enjoying the lake. Please call or text Kent & Loretta Trulson 320-492-1404. 5/30-B

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JET SKI RENTALS: Seadoo Spark TRIXX. Text or call 320-200-0300. tfnB

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FOR SALE: Air impact wrenches, 3 CBs: 1 Cobra 19, 1 Galaxy 959, 1 General Lee, 1 set of 17" tire chains, new in the box. 320260-2159 MT-tfn

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