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

May 23, 2013

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Commit yourself to success -By Harvey Mackay

E u g e n e Orowitz was a skinny, awkward kid from New Jersey. Painfully shy, very selfconscious, and lacking self-confidence, when a high school coach half-jokingly asked him to try out for the track team, Eugene took him up on it, according to author Glenn Van Ekeren. “Ugy,” as his friends affectionately called him, discovered a talent for javelin throwing and committed himself to being the best that he could possibly be. What Ugy lacked in self-confidence, he made up for in commitment. By graduation, Eugene had achieved a national high school record for throwing the javelin over 193 feet. His commitment also resulted in a college track scholarship at the University of Southern California. A torn shoulder muscle ended his javelin-throwing career and any hope of making the Olympic team. However, while watching a play, Eugene became intrigued with acting. Again, he committed himself to being the best. He was determined to make it as an actor, so he enrolled in acting class. And he changed his name.

You know Eugene Orowitz as Michael Landon, who went on to star in three of the most popular shows in television history: “Bonanza,” “Little House on the Prairie” and “Highway to Heaven.” Eugene/Michael demonstrated the difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. Comedian Bill Cosby dropped out of Temple University as a junior and became a starving comedian. But he was committed to becoming successful, staying up all hours of the night to talk to seasoned comics, research material and work on new routines. I had a chance to play tennis with Bill many years ago and he told me: “Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made the commitment, then your blood has that particular thing in it and it’s very hard for people to stop you.” Commitment is a prerequisite to success. Commitment is the state of being bound - emotionally, intellectually, or both - to a course of action. Commitment starts with a choice and is sustained by dedication and perseverance. Actions speak louder than words. If you want something, but you’re not motivated to do the work required, you will be frustrated and unsuccessful. So take action!

• Make a list of everything you want. Write it all down. Don’t leave out anything that you want, from becoming a CEO to getting a date. Then rate each item according to its importance. • Consider your investment. Examine each of the items on your list and ask yourself: “Am I willing to invest the time, energy and resources necessary to achieve this?” • Make a decision. Look at your list and identify the items that you want the most with the highest score for “willingness.” Then start working on a plan for success over the next weeks or months Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events

MAY 25 • Burnhamville Township Clean Up Day from 9-11 a.m. at the Lions Park, Burtrum. See ad on page 9. MAY 26 • Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus Council Sausage & Eggs Breakfast from 8 a.m.-12 noon at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Grey Eagle. MAY 27 • Burtrum: Parade at 11 a.m. Program to follow at Moses Dane Cemetery, followed by a pot luck dinner at the Burtrum Community Center. • Grey Eagle: St. Joseph’s Cemetery Program at 8:45 a.m. Parade at 9:15 a.m. Lakeview Cemetery Program at 10:15 a.m. • Upsala: Memorial Day Services at 10 a.m. at the Upsala Area School. Upsala First Response Team Fundraiser to follow at the Upsala City Park. MAY 29 • Helping Hands Outreach Annual Board Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Holdingford City Center. JUNE 6 • Grey Eagle-Burtrum Lions Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Eagle. JUNE 8 • 36th Annual Munichfest in New Munich.

JUNE 14 • Grey Eagle St. Joseph’s Church Dinner & Auction starting at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Melrose. See ad on page 4. JUNE 16 • Freeport Fire Department 52nd Annual Ham BBQ - Beef & Hog Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 19 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the center. • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JUNE 20 • St. Cloud Diocese Women 23rd Annual Fun, Food & Fund Day at the Church of St. Louis, Foreston, MN. JUNE 26-29 • Melrose Riverfest. JUNE 28-30 • Swanville Carnival. JULY 19-21 • Grey Eagle GEM Fest - Note: Change in Weekend. JULY 27 • 2nd Annual Michael Lodermeier Memorial Softball Tournament starting at 9 a.m. at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex Softball Fields, Little Falls.

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. 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 TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. 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.

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Temperatures Date

5/15 5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/20 5/21

High 80 79 66 75 79 66 53

Low 47 50 55 55 57 54 47


Mostly sunny. High: 68 Low: 49

Weekend Weather Saturday

Mostly cloudy. High: 62 Low: 47


T-storm possible. High: 63 Low: 50

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 - and be sure to set a deadline. Rev. Robert Schuller says there are four kinds of people: “First, there are the cop-outs. These people set no goals and make no decisions. “Second, there are the hold-outs. They have a beautiful dream, but they’re afraid to respond to its challenge because they aren’t sure they can make it. These people have lost all childlike faith. “Third, there are the drop-outs. They start to make their dream come true. They know their role. They set their goals, but when the going gets tough, they quit. They don’t pay the toll. “Finally, there are the all-outs. They are the people who know their role. They want and need and are going to be stars: star students, star parents, star waitresses. They want to shine out as an inspiration to others. They set their goals. . . . The all-outs never quit. Even when the toll gets heavy, they’re dedicated. They’re committed.” To be committed, you must be “all in.” You can’t just do the best you can. You have to do everything you can.

Pulse on People

Andrea Warzecha, a sophomore social science major from Melrose, was among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or

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Remember, the difference between 100 percent all in and 99 percent all in is 100 percent. When I think of commitment, I think of the story of the Pig and the Chicken who are walking down the road. The Chicken says: “Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!” The Pig replies: “Hmmm, what would we call it?” The Chicken responds: “How about ‘Ham-n-Eggs?’” The Pig thinks for a moment and says: “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!” Mackay’s Moral: An ounce of commitment is worth pounds of promises. 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.”

more hours with a 3.65 or higher gradepoint average and no incompletes. Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,815 students and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit

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Ron and Virginia Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. You are invited to celebrate with us at the open house from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Park, next to the tennis courts, in Grey Eagle.

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Obituary Duane Roy Carlson

Card of Thanks

and lived the rest of his life. He married Judy Kramer on August 21, 1965 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Long Prairie. The couple lived on the family farm until recently moving into Upsala in 2012. Duane always had a passion for his time he got to spend working on the farm, however his greatest love in life was the time he got to spend with his family and grand children. He was a past member of the Farmers Union, the Upsala Historical Society, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Duane is survived by his loving wife Judy Kramer, Upsala; his children Robert “Bob” (Elaine) Carlson, Farmington; Lorelei (Mike Arndt) Carlson, Hudson, WI; Ron (Denise Gerads) Carlson, Upsala; Jeremy Carlson, Myrtle Beach, SC; Mike (Tamara) Carlson, Upsala; his grandchildren Justin, Tyler, Paige, Brittany, Abigail, Landon, Jordan, Keyona; and his sister Geraldine (Kenneth) Roemhildt, Waseca. He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mary Carlson, and is brother Virgil Ronald Carlson.

Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Duane Roy Carlson, age 80 of Upsala will be 1 PM, Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala. Father John Odero will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Duane died peacefully surrounded by his family early Saturday morning at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls after a sudden and unexpected illness. There will be a gathering prior to the mass from 11 AM-1 PM Thursday morning at the church. Duane was born June 1st, 1932 in Holdingford to Roy and Mary (Marcinko) Carlson. The family later moved to a farm north of Upsala where Duane worked

All Catholic women of St. Cloud Diocese 23rd Annual Fun, Food and Fund Day All Catholic women in the St. Cloud Diocese are invited to the 23rd Annual Fun, Food and Fund Day, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The event, hosted by the Foley/Princeton Deanery, will be held on June 20, 2013 at the Church of St. Louis, 187 1st St., Foreston, MN. The theme is “Growing In The Year Of Faith”. The event begins with Mass at

9:00 a.m. and includes refreshments, silent auction, games, entertainment, lunch and door prizes. Tickets are available through your parish president, or send registration to Kathy Moeller, 2272 120th Ave., Clear Lake, MN 55319. For more information contact: Arleen Roelike, St. Cloud DCCW Pres. at 320-282-9941 or

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We would like to thank everyone for the visits, cards, food, prayers and support during Ken’s illness and death. A special thank you to Dr. Jurgens and Coborn Cancer Center staff, St. Cloud Hospice staff, and Pastor Chuck Pelkey, and our ACC family. I will keep you all in my prayers! Blessings.

The Ken & Sharen Gaebel Family

A birthday only comes but once a year, and this year was the marking of a celebration I will never forget. I want to thank all of my family members and friends for joining me to celebrate my 85th birthday with polka music, great food, and of course, great people. I love you all and thank you so much for making me feel young and alive.

Theresa Roerick

During the time of my surgery, and now, at the time of my recovery, I would like to thank all for the prayers, cards, flowers, food and all the well-wishes through their telephone calls and visits. I would like to thank my family and Duane Weisbrich for the many hours of help they have given me. I am so blessed for having all of you in my life. Thank you so much!

Clara Taft

The family of Roger Ilgen would like to extend their thanks to all their relatives, friends and neighbors for their concerns, visits, prayers, cards and memorials during Roger’s Nursing Home days and at the time of his death. Thank you to the Centra Care Staff: Dr. Gundaji, Hospital and Nursing Home Staff for their concern and wonderful care. Thank you to Heartland Hospice for your help. Thank you to Pastor Tibbetts for his visits and to the ladies of St. John’s for donating and serving lunch. Words cannot express our appreciation. Thank you and God Bless you all!

Carolyn Ilgen, Darryl & Lisa Ilgen & Family, Julie & Doni Berscheit

The Winnifred Koopmeiners family would like to thank our family, friends and neighbors who sent flowers, cards, masses or brought food to our homes or to the funeral luncheon. We also want to thank all of mom’s caregivers of the past two years, the staff at Pine Villa, Melrose Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospice Care for all their support and care they gave mom. We would also like to thank Father Roger, Mass servers, the Immaculate Conception choir, Sarah, Crag, Judy and Hailea for the beautiful Mass. Thank you to Mark and his staff at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home, Father Thielman for his daily visits, the Melrose VFW Auxiliary, the ladies that helped serve the funeral lunch and Cornerstone for bringing food to our family the last week at Pine Villa. Thank you to all who came to visit mom or helped us in any way. May God bless you all!

The Family of Winnifred Koopmeiners

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Contact the Parish Office at 320-285-2545 or Stan Mensen at 320-285-3901

Hometown News • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 5

Swanville School May Athletes of the Month

Swanville High School is pleased to announce its May Athletes of the Month: Tren Dinius and Colten Kruzel for Baseball, Stephanie Koetter and Danica Hanson for Girls’ Track, Sam Mettler and Matthew Laliberte for Boys’ Track, and Ashley Maciej and Marissa Evans for Softball. Coaches’ Comments: “Tren has been a 3 year starter for us at catcher. He has improved every year and turned himself into an excellent defensive catcher. Very few teams try to steal on Tren. Our pitchers love throwing to him as they know if they throw a ball in the dirt, Tren will block it. Tren is a great young man to be around and will be successful in whatever he does some day because of the hard work and dedication he will put forth. I have enjoyed coaching Tren for the last four years! Colten has been a 3 year starter for us at second base. Colten and Brock have teamed up to be one of the best double play tandems in the conference and area. Colten is also one of our best hitters. He came through with a clutch game tying RBI single against Long Prairie that sent the game into extra innings where we ended up winning. He is a great role model for younger kids. It has been a pleasure coaching Colten over the past four years.” - Coach Adam Gerads

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“The May Swanville Athletes of the Month for track and field are Stephanie Koetter, Danica Hanson, Sam Mettler, and Matthew Laliberte. Stephanie, a sophomore, has been the team’s second leading score this year, competing in the high jump and 4x100 meter relay. Steph cleared the 5 foot mark earlier this year at St. John’s and has regularly finished with high places in the high jump at meets this year. She posted a third place finish at the Prairie Conference meet with a jump of 4 feet 10 inches. She advanced to the Section 5A meet with a second place finish by jumping 4 feet 9 inches at the Subsection 19 meet in Holdingford. Danica, a sophomore, has been the team’s third leading scorer this year, competing in the high jump and the hurdles. Danica won the high jump competition during our meet at Pillager this year, and has regularly placed at the meets since then. She has cleared 4 foot 8 inches a number of times this year, including a tie for fourth place at the Prai-

rie Conference track meet. Sam Mettler, a freshman, is one of our more consistent performers for the boys’ team this year. He is our points leader in distance events with a best in the 1600 of 5.14.41 at Albany and is third overall in points. Sam is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team and is always willing to try new things. Sam has competed in the 1600, 800, 4x400, discus, and high jump this year. Matthew Laliberte, a freshman, has been the second leading scorer on the boys’ team to date. Matthew is also the second leading scorer among our sprinters, running the 400 as well as the 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay. Matthew is another athlete who is always willing to do whatever is asked of him and is willing to volunteer to do things that others have to be convinced to do. Congratulations to these four athletes! You all had a great season!” Coach Pete Swisher “Ashley Maciej has been chosen as the May Athlete of the Month for softball. This was and exceptional season in which we spent the first seven weeks of the season indoors. During that time Ashley maintained a wonderful attitude. She was always positive and kept a smile on her face which transferred to her teammates. No matter how old or mundane practicing indoors became, Ashley never let it show and had fun doing it.

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Community Snapshots


Swanville Bear Cub Scouts 33 adopt Mons Lake. On Monday May 13th the kids raked and picked up garbage and will continue throughout the year to keep the area clean. Submitted by Sandra Primus.

The Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions held their fifth annual Community Appreciation Picnic on Friday, May 17th. This event is held to thank the many community members who help with GEM FEST and support other Lion projects throughout the year. A total of 223 persons enjoyed free food and entertainment. Submitted by Harry Grammond.

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By Edna Kramer Each year at Catholic Charities Senior Dining - Albany we celebrate the people who are at the heart of Senior Dining the Volunteers. Since April of 1988 when the meal program began with Sr. Grace Donvan contacting Merilyn Gilk senior center president at that time. We have had many volunteers become apart of our program assisting with meal delivery, setting up the dining room, helping serve up meals, helping prepare meals, wash dishes, etc. That is 25 years of service to many surrounding communities. To this date some of those volunteers are with us. Grace Sabrowsky, Gertie Cremers, many on the St. Joseph and Avon routes. Through these years one mission of Catholic Charities remains. We all want the elder to age in place, to have the choice and the opportunity to remain in the privacy of their own home as long as they so choose, to live in dignity. Our meal program provides family with

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Burning restrictions lifted in 32 Minnesota counties Wet conditions have lowered the fire danger and prompted the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to lift burning restrictions in all or parts of 32 Minnesota counties. Restrictions were lifted Tuesday, May 21. The following counties have been removed from burning restrictions: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Isanti, Itasca, Hennepin, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington and Wright. Restrictions are also lifted in southern St. Louis and southern Beltrami counties. Restrictions are lifted in Beltrami County south of Highway 1. In St. Louis County, restrictions are off for that portion south of a line running from Silica on the west to Central Lakes and Brimson on the east. The exact line is a township line

between 55 and 56 north and includes all of township 56. Although the state burning restrictions are lifted in these counties, local areas, counties or municipalities may have specific regulations or restrictions that affect burning operations. Check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning. Restrictions remain in Cook, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau, north St. Louis and north Beltrami counties. It is anticipated these will be lifted soon. Because fire danger can change quickly, DNR foresters can turn off burning permits in individual counties whenever conditions warrant. This could occur if there is a dry, windy day when fires could start easily and burn quickly. Check the fire restrictions page on the DNR website at: http://www.dnr.state.

Submitted by: Richard Ohmann html for information on daily changes to burn permits. The DNR advises to keep burn piles small, have a water supply nearby, and stay with the fire until it is completely out. If the fire escapes, homeowner is responsible for the damage and suppression costs. Burning permits are available through state and federal forestry offices, from local fire wardens, or online by paying a $5 fee per year. Online permits need to be activated on the day of the burn. See http://

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Notes from the Capitol By State Rep. Paul Anderson Thought for Bill to unionize day care providers brings the week: lengthy debates What a dramatic finish to the legislative session! As this is written early Monday morning, approximately 17 hours remain until a mandatory midnight date with adjournment. Most of the major spending bills have been acted on, but an historic debate is still waiting to be concluded on a proposal to allow a vote by child care and personal care attendants (PCA) on unionization. If enacted, it would be a major victory for the DFL and publicsector unions. But those of us against it are not going down without a fight. Debate on the unionization bill got underway at 2 a.m. Sunday. Despite the

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late hour, the rotunda outside the House chambers was crowded with demonstrators on both sides of the issue. Union backers sporting SIEU or AFSCME shirts were there, along with other child care providers from around the state, there to voice opposition to the plan that could put providers who care for children receiving the state subsidy into a union. As debate dragged on throughout the night, opponents to the measure chanted “We’re still here” each time the doors opened and members entered or left the chamber. The same measure had been approved the week before in the Senate, but only after a marathon debate of 17 hours. It appeared the same scenario might play out in the House as around 100 amendments to the bill had been filed. We went until 7 a.m. Sunday, at which time the session was ended. We were told to return for another full day of debate in just four hours. Members and staff were back at the Capital by 11 a.m., and we started again. After passing a couple other bills, we went back to debating the unionization bill for another four hours. Told that belonging to a union would give providers better pay and benefits, I asked, “If that’s the purpose for all this, why not just pass a bill giving those people an increase. After all, the state subsidy and PCA payments are set by the Legislature.” As this, the final day of session unfolds, much work remains. Debate on the unionization bill needs to wrap up, and other bills await action, as well. Public opinion, along with editorial positions

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from several major newspapers, including those in Minneapolis and St. Paul, were lined up against the push for unionization. I’ve heard from many providers back in the district, and there’s nearly unanimous opposition to the plan. They run their own businesses, and don’t see any benefit in belonging to a union. Another interesting development occurred Sunday evening when the DFL conference committee’s $2 billion tax plan was unveiled. One of the new provisions contained in the 382-page bill was a business-to-business tax on storage and warehouse fees. When I saw the word “storage,” my first thought was a tax on grain being held at an elevator. As I questioned the Tax Committee chair on the bill, it turns out this is a tax on any commercial storage fees and would affect inputs such as fertilizer and fuel. Turns out this is a big deal and a tax on farm inputs. Rep. Rod Hamilton contacted the major farm groups and they immediately emailed letters of concern to the plan, which seemed to catch everyone off-guard. Also included is a provision to apply the state sales tax to farm machinery repairs and other types of repair work. The tax bill was eventually passed, with four Democrats joining the Republicans in voting against the plan. 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

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Cold water dangerous to boaters this Memorial Day weekend Minnesotans are eager to hit the water for Memorial Day weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters that warmer weather does not mean warm water. “For boaters and swimmers, our current water temperatures can prove dangerous, or even deadly, if they don’t consider the effect cold water has on their body,” said Capt. Greg Salo, DNR Region 3 enforcement manager. “Water temperature below 70 degrees is considered cold.” Water temperatures on Lake Minnetonka and the St. Croix River are currently in the 60s, even though air temperatures this week have been in the 70s.

Falling into frigid water can cause an immediate gasp for air and the shock of the icy water can also cause cardiac arrest, even for people in good health. Cold water robs the body of heat 25 times faster than air of the same temperature, Salo added. So far this year, there have been no boating fatalities in Minnesota, compared to four deaths for the same period last year. “This is the first time since 2004 Minnesotans are going into Memorial Day weekend without a boating fatality,” Salo said. Fifteen people died in boating accidents in 2012. The DNR offers tips for safe and responsible boating including:

DNR urges people to leave fawns alone

May is the month when most fawns are born. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging people to leave fawns alone. While a new fawn may appear helpless, it’s important not to interfere with the doe’s natural instinct for raising its young, DNR officials said. A doe’s method of rearing offspring is different from a human’s, especially for the first few weeks. Wildlife officials explained it this way: Within hours of birth, the fawn is led to a secluded spot and the doe lets it nurse. Then the doe leaves to feed and rest herself, out of sight but within earshot. In four or five hours, she will return to feed her young and take them to a new hiding place. Only when the fawns are strong enough to outrun predators, do the young travel much with their mother. For the first week of life, frightened fawns instinctively freeze, making full

use of their white spotted coats, a protective coloration. Newborn fawns are not fast enough to outdistance predators, so they must depend on their ability to hide for protection. A fawn’s curiosity may entice it to approach a person who comes upon on it. The DNR urges people not to try to catch a fawn if they encounter one. Walk away. Never feed or collar a fawn. Feeding deer can concentrate animals in feeding areas which makes them more susceptible to predation, vehicle collisions, or other unwanted human interactions. What begins as a good intention to help the animal ultimately lessens the animal’s ability to survive independently. For questions about an interaction with a wild animal, contact a DNR area wildlife office for suggestions. In most cases, letting nature take its course is the best advice.

Residents of Burnhamville Township Clean Up Day

Burnhamville Township will host a clean up day for residents at the Lions park in Burtrum. On Saturday May 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Residents can bring old appliances, tires, furniture or electronic items for disposal. No hazardous items such as liquid paint, pesticides or fluorescent light bulbs will be accepted. Fees will be posted. Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Clerk

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Grey Eagle Township is looking for someone to maintain the swimming beach on Big Birch Lake. Duties would include putting in the dock and fall removal, general clean-up and mowing as needed. Interested applicant must be at least 16 years old and provide proof of insurance. This would be for the 2013 season and would be paid at the end of summer. Please contact one of the township’s supervisors or Mary Ann Primus, clerk @ 320-285-4551.

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Local Municipality Minutes Burnhamville Township April 30, 2013 Unofficial minutes. The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville Township was held April 30, 2013 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by chairman Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors: Bruce Johnson, Mike Berscheit and Louis Thompson; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky; Treasurer Pam Throener. Others present: Ervin Muellner and Erv Herdering. Correspondence included notices of Region 5 information meeting and bankruptcy notice. Sup. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 25, 2013. Motion seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion was made by Sup. Johnson to pay all bills numbered 4784 through 4800: Rev. $1,829.07, R&B $3,667.25, Fire $ 8,124.00. Sup. Thompson seconded the motion. Motions passed. Board heard update from countywide township officer meeting. At that meeting a group requested the township boards to write another letter showing support for the countywide broadband internet service. Sup. Thompson made a motion for the board to support getting countywide broadband high speed internet. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed with all board members signing the letter. Also, Mike Berscheit was selected as the board representative for this county project. Papers for road mileage verification, sign inspection and bridge inspection were received and board members will complete during the summer. Board members insurance was discussed. Road inspection was set for May 8, 2012 at 4:30. In the road report the board requested the contractor to disk road edges to reclaim some gravel and contractor will do when weather allows. Also discussed were possible areas for soybean oil coverage such as Cranberry Road. Other roads will be discussed at the next meeting following road inspection. Ditch mowing contracts will be viewed next month. Township clean up day was set for Saturday, May 25 from 9-11 a.m. at the Lions Park in Burtrum.

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Grey Eagle Township will be contracting for dust abatement treatment of gravel roads during the month of May. Magnesium Chloride suppressant will be applied at the cost to the property owner of $35.00 per hundred feet. If you are interested in having the gravel road treated in front of your property, send a check and a note indicating the area you wish to have treated and include your address to: Grey Eagle Township PO Box 202 Grey Eagle, MN 56336 Product will not be applied until payment is received. Due to the late season, product will not be applied until road maintenance can be completed. If you have questions call Mary Ann Primus at 320 285-4551. Mary Ann Primus, Grey Eagle Township Clerk May 7, 2013

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Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep prices of clean up day the same as last year. Motion was seconded by Sup. Johnson. With all voting in favor, motion passed. Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $190,069.55 before tonight’s bills. Treasurer’s report accepted on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. Motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m. Next regular meeting will be on May 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burtrum Community Center. Shirley Hulinsky, Clerk Burtrum City May 6, 2013 The meeting of the Burtrum City Council was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday May 6th by Mayor Allen. All members except Clara Taft answered roll call. Minutes of the April 1st meeting were read and approved on a motion by Anna Payne and seconded by Kevin Wunderlich. Upon vote motion carried. Finance report was read and

approved on a motion by Ron Strassburg and seconded by Anna Payne. Upon vote motion carried. Motion was made by Kevin Wunderlich and seconded by Ron Strassburg to approve checks number 7111 thru 7116 for payment. Upon vote motion carried. Under old business, the condition of several properties in town was discussed. We will continue to work with property owners to clean them up. If property owners do not cooperate the Peters-Churchwell Law Firm have been hired. Under new business, the City will contract with Herdering Inc. to put dust control on the streets on a motion by Ron Strassburg and seconded by Kevin Wunderlich. Upon vote motion carried. A motion was made by Anna Payne and seconded by Ron Strassburg to contact Cans R Us to put a toilet at the park. Upon vote motion carried. Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Anna Payne and seconded by Kevin Wunderlich. Upon vote motion carried. These are unapproved minutes. Dorothy Strassburg, City Clerk

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During the Great Depression, communities all over the United States, including many in Stearns County, benefitted from New Deal programs. The newest exhibit at the Stearns History Museum - on loan from the Minnesota Historical Society and supplemented by artifacts and stories from our own area - will explore the impact of New Deal programs on us and people like us. It will be on display at the Stearns History Museum, June 8-August 4, 2013. New Deal programs funded the painting of murals and the paving of roads, writing about agriculture and county records, shoring up Selke Field, planting trees, underwriting gardening and canning projects, taking electricity to farmhouses and barns, among other projects! Few people in Stearns County in the mid-1930s went untouched by the New Deal. “Uncle Sam’s New Deal” illuminates the federal government’s role in reviving Minnesota communities 70 years ago. Photography, interviews and New Deal film footage allow us to see how “Uncle Sam” has lead efforts to simulate Minnesota’s communities in the past. Minnesota Landmarks in partnership with the Minnesota History Center created this exhibit. It will travel to venues

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May 20, 2013: At 2:20 p.m. Evonne Johnson reported a hit and run accident had just occurred at her residence at 10394 Angler Drive, Grey Eagle, MN. A vehicle traveling north on Angler Drive drove off the roadway left, struck a post, mailbox, and a telephone junction box at 10390 Angler Drive at the Bernette Finken residence. The vehicle continued north across the lawn area where it struck the Evonne Johnson mailbox and post, the 911 marker post and retaining wall and steps. Vehicle parts were found at the scene. The vehicle left the scene without stopping to notify property owners of the damage. The incident is under investigation. A disruption of the telephone service was reported with this accident.

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throughout Minnesota. We hope you’ll get a chance to visit it when it’s in St. Cloud. The American Alliance of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. “One place understood, helps us understand all places better.” Eudora Welty The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. The Minnesota History Center is part of the Minnesota Historical Society, a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

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Hometown News • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 11

Threat of aquatic invasive species re-emerges with boating season With boating season moving in to high gear this Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). “Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are one of our most precious resources and we need every person to take responsibility to help prevent and curb the spread of AIS,” said Ann Pierce, DNR invasive species unit supervisor. Boaters and anglers must know the AIS laws before they hit the water. “The laws have not changed since last year,” Pierce said. “Before leaving a water access every boater must: clean off aquatic plants and animals, pull the drain plug and leave it out when transporting. They need to drain all water from bait buckets, livewells and boats and dispose of unwanted live bait in the trash. These simple steps protect our waters and may keep you from getting a citation.” DNR’s stepped up efforts: People can expect watercraft inspectors and conservation officers at public accesses this summer. Statewide plans include: • Watercraft Inspections: The DNR will have up to 150 authorized inspectors stationed at high-use public waters that are infested with zebra mussels – and 23 hot water decontamination units available to clean infested equipment. Local units of government will also have inspectors at various accesses throughout the state. • Enforcement: All DNR conservation officers will focus on enforcing AIS laws this season. They will write citations for AIS law violations. Roadside checks will be conducted. •AIS canine unit: Three zebra-mussel detector dogs, which can find a mussel faster than a human inspector, will help conservation officers at check stations and water accesses this summer. 2012 AIS enforcement and inspection recap: In 2012, watercraft inspec-

Live a happy, healthy, gluten-free life by learning from gastroenterologist Paul Dorsher, MD, CentraCare Digestive Center, about the possible signs of celiac disease such as gas, bloating and abdominal pain from 6:30-8 p.m. May 30 in the Hughes, Mathews Room at CentraCare Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid the long-term effects of celiac disease. The program is free. Sponsored by St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children’s Center and CentraCare Digestive Center. For more information or to register, call 320-229-5139.



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tors and conservation officers spent about 81,000 hours inspecting more than 120,000 watercraft/trailers, resulting in 998 citations and 1,550 written warnings. There were 121 watercraft inspectors who worked most of the open water season inspecting boats and providing information to the public. An additional 30 inspectors were hired to assist with end-of-season coverage. AIS citations and fines: Boaters and others who fail to follow AIS laws can expect to receive citations and pay fines. The current fines are: • Transporting aquatic plants: $100 civil penalty or misdemeanor. • Transporting water in boats or other water-related equipment: $100 civil penalty or misdemeanor. • Transporting zebra mussels and other prohibited species of animals: $500 civil penalty or misdemeanor. For more information about AIS laws, a list of designated infested waters in Minnesota and contact information for AIS specialists throughout the state is available at

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HUGE YARD SALE: Coming May 24th and 25th. Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 8 am-4 pm. Lots of everything. Burtrum. Signs posted. GARAGE/BAKE SALE: Gethsemane Lutheran Church Upsala, Saturday, June 1, 7:30-11:30, $1 bag sale 11:30-noon. BOWLUS CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES: Friday, May 31st: 8:00 am6:00 pm; Saturday, June 1st: 8:00 am4:00 pm. Watch for signs. HOUSE CLEANING: Will do house/ cabin cleaning on regular basis or seasonal. References available. Call Janine at 320-285-5902. JK-tfnB

2 & 3 Bedroom Homes Available in a Nice Quiet Setting, Attached Garage, Washer & Dryer Hook Ups, Close to Bike Trail. Call for Details!


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One Bedroom Apartments Available!

Rent based on income. Rent Includes: Water, Sewer, Refuse, Bulk Rate-Cable Call Today & Make Oak Ridge Manor Your New Home! Office: 320-256-3630 Cell: 320-219-3158 Equal Housing Opportunity

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Part Time Bartender Friday & Saturday Nights Apply in Person at BURTRUM LIQUOR

• Help Wanted • Experienced Cooks and Helpers. Must be willing to work every other weekend. For more info. Call Freeport Community Center at 320-836-2526.

GREENHOUSE OPEN: Memorial arrangements, speciality peppers, bedding plants, vegetables, flowers, hanging baskets, pre-potted flowers. 1 mile North of Burtrum on Hwy 28. 320-491-7374. 5/23P

hood, Sanyo microwave, all white, Long Lake. Call 763-464-6369.

FRUIT TREES: Honeycrisp, Zestar, Harold red apples, cherry, pear, apricot, all trees potted and $25-$30. Call 320632-3412. 5/23P

FOR SALE: IH 6 row 3 point rotary hoe, $750; 48” Berg portable fans $650. Call 320-293-0845.

WANTED TO BUY: Slaughter cows, also lumpjaw cattle, foundered steers, etc. (Pay with green.) Henry Kasper, 320-547-9913, cell 320-360-9913. 7/11P WANTED TO BUY: Standing timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Basswood, Pine, & Poplar. Baum’s Logging, Burtrum, MN. Office: 320-285-3565, Cell: 320-815-1863. SBtfnB WANTED: People, over 60 years of age, interested in an “Exercise Class” at Grey Eagle Senior Center. Call 320-2855523 or 320-285-2081. WANTED: Clarinet for beginning band student. Call 612-597-2998 or 320-2855262. WANTED: Wood water skis. Call 320763-6580, if no answer leave phone number. FREE: Westinghouse electric range w/

TO GIVE AWAY: 5 puppies, seven weeks old. Call 320-292-4278, Swanville-Upsala area.

FOR SALE: John Deere 60H silage blower, short hopper. Call 320-2503874, Melrose. FOR SALE: 16’ Crestliner boat with 9.9 Evinrude and trailer, excellent condition $1,150. Call 320-630-9408. FOR SALE: Trees $1 each, grow 3-6 feet a year. Call 320-256-3832. FOR SALE: Chev. Impala, new tires, dark red color, 2007, good condition, great mileage, $10,490. Call 320-4205435. FOR SALE: Firewood, cut, split, dry, also boiler wood, $100 cord. Call 320845-2043, leave message. tfn FOR SALE: Big square & round bales of hay. Call Josh, 320-761-0778. tfn PERSONAL: Young 60 yr. old man with children seeks woman who loves children for friendship & hopefully more. Call 320-292-4385. 5/30

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