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FINALE: Mora football falls to Annandale, ends season 10-1 . P13 FINA For unofficial results of the Nov. 6 election, see page 9

Runners make the record book

County searches for new coordinator


Heading into the Nov. 3 state cross country meet the Mora boys were ranked seventh. Individually junior, Cooper Lennox, was ranked third. Both the team and Cooper exceeded expectations as the team brought home third place hardware and medals while Lennox ran a school record time to bring home state runner up honors. Prior to the meet, head coach Chris Goebel said, “I think we have potential to be a top five team if we run similar times to our section meet. I think we have a shot to be third10th. There are a lot of teams that are about the same as us.” The boys ran a splendid race with five runners coming in at a time of Chris Goebel 17:20 or better. Four CCR Head Coach of those times were personal bests and the best case scenario came to fruition. Perham won their second consecutive state championship. West Central Area was second followed closely by Mora. Coach Goebel was proud of his boys, “We talked all week about trying to


‘I am really proud of these guys for trusting and believing that they would run their best times at the end of the season’



Cooper Lennox pushes himself toward the finish line at the Nov. 3. state meet. Lennox placed second out of 176 of the state’s top runners. Lennox broke the Mora school record by racing 5,000 meters in 15:56.4.

Kanabec County is on the search for a new county coordinator as its current coordinator, Patrick Christopherson, will be leaving his position at the end of the week. Christopherson has served as Kanabec County’s coordinator for six years and will serve his final day on Nov. 9. He will begin a new position as White Bear Township’s clerk-treasurer on Nov. 13. He and his wife Kristen have two young daughters live in Ham Lake. There will be no need to relocate, Christopherson said, and he looks forward to the shorter commute. “I’ve been missing a lot of time with the family because of the distance to Mora, so the township was a great opportunity,” he said. The Kanabec County coordinator is responsible for carrying out the orders and policies of the board of

‘I’ve been missing a lot of time with the family because of the distance to Mora, so the township was a great opportunity,’ Patrick Christopherson Kanabec County Coordinator commissioners, managing county personnel, acts as a liaison for the county, works with the county auditor/ treasurer to prepare county budget, and serves as the county human resources administrator. The county board posted the open position Oct. 19 and plan to run the post for 30 days. Then, applications will be screened by the human resources department and applications recommended to the board for interviews. In the meantime, Jerry Tvedt will act as interim coordinator until a new coordinator is hired.

Students bring drama to life with “Our Town” BY KIRSTEN FAURIE EDITOR@MORAMINN.COM

During the first night of rehearsal with their complete set pieces, crew members measure then mark bits of the stage with tape. Tucked away in the wings, small camps of young actors and actresses pour over scripts and practice lines for Mora High School’s upcoming fall production of “Our Town.” “The talent is good here,” said director Hope Murray. Murray has many years of experience

directing high school plays in Rogers, Blaine and Marshall. She earned a degree in theatre from South Dakota State University and has since worked in public relations, marketing and journalism. After seeing her husband’s career shift over time, Murray was inspired to go back to school and became a teacher. While her job as an English teacher at Mora High School is her first teaching gig, she is an experienced director. The young actors enjoyed working with her.

“She has a lot of energy and we laugh a lot in practice,” said student Erik Moe who is playing the role of Doc Gibbs. Senior Britta Williams plays the role of the stage manager and narrator of the play. Williams has participated in school theater since the seventh grade and has worked under a variety of directors. She said each has their “different ideas and feel” and she has enjoyed working with Murray. “Our Town” is a three-act play by SEE OURS, PAGE 6

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The following charges were filed in Kanabec County Court on Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2018. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Peajay Clair Stevens (3/19/1977) of Isle was charged Oct. 30 with one felony count of threats of violence. Adam Tom Peterson (7/24/1984) of McGregor was charged Oct. 31 with one gross misdemeanor count of check forgery- make or alter a check and one gross misdemeanor count of check forgery- offer/ possess with intent to defraud. Christopher James Keller (1/27/1993) of Brook Park was charged Oct. 31 with one felony count of theft by false representation and one felony charge of theft by swindle. Molly Catherine Carlson also known as Catherine Molly Carlson (3/28/1980) of Mora was charged Oct. 31 with one felony count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree and one misdemeanor count of possession of hypodermic syringes/needles. John Robert Putz (5/21/1984) of Mora was charged Oct. 31 with one felony count of assault and one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation. Bethany Lynn Schiff (8/25/1989) of Ogilvie was charged Nov. 1 with one misdemeanor count of domestic assault- intentionally inflicts/ attempts to inflict bodily harm and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault in the fifth degree. Matthew Adam-Saboe Akkerman (4/6/1988) of Mora was charged Nov. 2 with one felony count of threats of violence, one gross misdemeanor count of domestic assault- subsequent violation and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Ryan James Hickey (10/15/1984) of Mora was charged Nov. 5 with two felony counts of drug possession in the fifth degree and one petty misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Justin Raymond Cummings (6/13/1997) was charged Nov. 5 with one gross misdemeanor count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree.



Braden Fluegge shot his first deer in Peace Township on his great-grandfather’s land. He is 13 years old and lives in Mora.


Sarah Martens got this buck opening morning north of Mora.

Man charged with arson after burning down father’s trailer - again STAFF REPORT NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

An Isle man has been charged with arson after allegedly burning down his father’s mobile home for the second time. On Oct. 21, a Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a fire at a trailer in Isle. According to the criminal complaint filed by Kanabec County Court Administrator’s Office, when the deputy arrived,

Peajay Clair Stevens, 41, of Isle told the deputy he started the fire. The trailer was o owned by Stevens’ f father who died i September. in S Stevens reported t the deputy that to h was cleaning he t trailer when the Stevens h started the fire he with newspaper in the living room. Stevens told the deputy he attempted to

get the fire under control with a hose, but the fire got away from him. Stevens estimated the fire had been in progress for 30 minutes before he called for assistance from the fire department. The building was a total loss. Fire Marshall Mark Germain examined the scene and confirmed the way Stevens described the fire was accurate. Stevens was charged on Oct. 23 with one felony count of arson in the first degree and

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one felony count of arson in the second degree. Stevens was previously convicted of arson after he burned down his father’s mobile home in March of 2007. In 2007, Stevens used gasoline as an accelerant. At the time, the court determined Stevens was mentally ill. He was civilly committed to treatment and sentencing of his case was delayed until a review found him competent to proceed. He was sentenced in May 2012.



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Featured Event of the Week

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Ogilvie Food Shelf

Country Harvest Bazaar

The Ogilvie Food Shelf will begin its 20th year of service in April of 2019. The work of the food shelf depends on the hours of hard work by many dedicated volunteers. The continued support of the Ogilvie community, including Quality Recycling and the Ogilvie Lions Club, enables the food shelf to help many people through some difficult times. The number of services provided peaked in 2014 as many of our community were still caught in problems caused by the recession. Recently many persons have shared with us that some very serious medical issues have made them need the extra food support. The Ogilvie School is currently running the “We Scare Hunger” food drive for the food shelf. For several years, the Ogilvie Food Shelf has collaborated with the Backpack food distribution at the Ogilvie School. The Ogilvie Food Shelf provides the food and some other items for the backpacks. The families needing this extra food support receive these backpacks of food twice a month. The food shelf is open from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for service on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month and is located in the Quality Recycling building at 225 E. George St., Ogilvie. The Ogilvie Food Shelf is an equal opportunity provider.

Grace Lutheran Church, 301 Forest Ave. E., Mora, invites the public to its 17th annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Christmas cookies, lefse, crafts, a quilt shop and more.

NOVEMBER Many Faces of Vasaloppet Vasaloppet volunteers from 1973 – current, one time or many, are invited to become part of a new sculpture. Schedule a time, 45 minute slots Monday through Thursday during the first half of November, to have a life casting of your face or hands. The goal is 100 life casts by Nov. 15. Visit to schedule a time and for a downloadable volunteer form.

NOV. 8 Drop Into Girl Scouts Learn more about Girl Scouts at the Drop Into Girl Scouts Event from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mora Elementary School, 200 N. 9th St., Mora. Enjoy activities like parachute games, s’mores and songs. Talk to current members of Girl Scouts Lakes and Pines. Free to all girls K-12.

Crafter’s Craft Sale; Home-based Business Vendor Show A crafter’s sale and homebased business vendor show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, 655 8th St. S.W., Braham. A pulled pork lunch will be available for purchase. For more information call Tish at 763-244-0450.

Hunter’s Spaghetti Supper The public is invited to a spaghetti supper at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Mora from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Freewill offering.

NOV. 11 Armistice Day Centennial Observance The Mille Lacs Lake Historical Society in conjunction with the Isle VFW will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One at 11:00 a.m. at the Mille Lacs Lake Museum at Main Street and 4th Ave. in Isle. Grounds open at 10:30 a.m. For details, please email millelacs.vous@

Free Family Law Clinic

Braham Harvest Dinner

The Refuge Network/Family Pathways, is sponsoring a free, Family Law Clinic at 4 p.m. at the Family Pathways office in Mora, 214 Railroad Ave N.W., Mora. Learn the basics on dissolution and custody, receive helpful materials, and have questions answered by an attorney. Please call Kari at (320) 679-1737 to confirm your attendance. Open to the public.

Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church is having their annual harvest dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There is a cost. A quilt raffle and bake sale will also be offered. Located at 905 Central Dr. W., Braham.

American Legion Auxiliary The auxiliary will meet at 5 p.m. at Kev’s Depot, 118 Railroad Ave. N.E., Mora. Money distribution will be decided. Members baking bars for Education Week are asked to bring them by 5 p.m. to Kev’s Depot to be cut and packaged.

NOV. 14 American Legion Auxiliary Members delivering bars for Education Week are to pick up at 9 a.m. from Kev’s Depot, 118 Railroad Ave. N.E., Mora.

Senior Citizen’s Dance Fish Lake Resort, 674 Fish Lake Dr., Mora, will host a Senior Citizens’ Dance from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be by Jerry Bierschbach. Lunch will be served.

ECRL Senior Social Rachel Howell of East Central Library will provide information on other forms of media at the library at 2 p.m. in the library at the Braham Event Center, 655 8th St. S.W., Braham. Snacks will be provided. Call Judy at 320-396-3177 for more information.

Veterans Day Service Friends of the Grass Lake Church will hold a Veteran’s Day service at 2 p.m. There will be a flag presentation, patriotic songs, refreshments and a presentation by Erica Bliss, Kanabec County veteran’s service officer. Donations accepted. Directions: from Hwy 65, east on MN 70, south on Co. Rd. 43 (Queen St.), west on 133rd.

NOV. 12 Old Wheelers The “Old Wheelers Car and Tractor Club” will meet at 6 p.m. at McBees Supper Club and Lounge, 2198 Hwy 47, Ogilvie. This is open to all vintage car and tractor enthusiasts. For more information call Clayton Berg at 320-272-4387.

NOV. 13 Ogilvie Missionary Society Meet to pray for missionaries, friends and relatives at the Ogilvie Missionary Society. Call 272-4258 for time and location.

Senior Health and Resource Fair Come from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to Eastwood Life Enrichment Center, 160 Valhalla Circle, Mora, to learn about topics important to seniors and their families: home care services, senior housing, diabetes, socialization, fire safety, opioids, medications/pharmacy, balance and falls, nutrition, health care directives, financial planning, elder abuse and much more. Flu shots, cognitive screening and BP checks available.

NOV. 15 55-Plus Driver Improvement Program- Refresher Course The Seven County Senior Federation will be offering a 55-plus Driver Improvement Program (four hour refresher course) from 12-4 p.m. at Eastwood Life Enrichment Center, 160 Valhalla Circle, Mora. There is a cost. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call April Barnick at 320-679-4700.

SENIOR DINING Location: Dala Apartments - 470 Bean Ave. Mora Monday, Nov. 12: Tater tot casserole, cucumber/onion salad, peaches, wheat bread, fruit. Tuesday, Nov. 13: Stuffed green pepper, applesauce, wheat bread, bar. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Sweet and sour pork, rice, oriental vegetables, fortune cookie, Mandarin oranges. Thursday, Nov. 15: Thanksgiving Dinner: Roasted turkey with cranberry garnish, whipped potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin pie with topping. Friday, Nov. 16: Chicken breast with BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, country vegetables, banana, wheat bread, gelatin cake.

Note: Senior Dining is for persons 60 - plus, Ogilvie Senior Dining is served on Mondays and Wednesdays (same entrées served at both locations) at the Ogilvie Civic Center. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for persons 60plus and volunteers is $7.75 - $4.00. No registered guest 60-plus is denied a meal based on their ability to pay. Guests under 60 pay $7.75. Call between 10:30 am-1:00 pm for more information. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program and Administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.

Classical Music at Mora Library Enjoy an evening of music featuring award-winning classical guitarist Samuel Hines from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mora Public Library, 200 W. Maple Ave., Mora. All ages are invited to this performance, sponsored by the Friends of the Mora Public Library.

NOV. 18 Good Samaritan Fundraiser The Knights of Columbus Council 5078 will be hosting a freewill offering breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 201 Forest Ave E., Mora, to benefit an emergency fund administered by the Kanabec County Ministerial Association that assisits individuals and families who have no where else to turn for help.

Nordic Ski Swap and Sale The Mora Ski Club will host their 13th annual Ski Swap and Sale from 1-3 p.m. at the Nordic Center, 400 N. 9th St., Mora. Staff will be on hand to help ensure a proper fit. Drop off good used equipment to donate or sell between 9:30 am – noon. A pancake breakfast (freewill offering) will be served from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. New equipment available from Revolution Ski and Cycle, Finn Sisu, and Pioneer Midwest. Waxing demonstrations and skiing advise available. Visit for more information.

Turkey Bingo Turkey, meat and cash bingo sponsored by Ann Lake Watershed Alliance will be held at 1 p.m. at the Pink Diamond, 1434 Ann Lake Rd., Ogilvie.

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THIS WEEK: THURSDAY 11/8 Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. meal, True Vine Lutheran Church, Mora NAMI Connection: 6:30-8 p.m., Cambridge Medical Center, Harbor Room Lap Swim: 6-7 a.m. Ogilvie Community Pool The Gathering: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Braham Evangelical Covenant Church Suicide Support Group: 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brunswick

FRIDAY 11/9 The Refuge: Domestic Violence Mtg for Women: 12:30-2 p.m., Family Pathways Bldg, Mora Lap Swim: 6-7 a.m. Ogilvie Community Pool

SATURDAY 11/10 Ogilvie Food Shelf: 8-10:30 a.m., Quality building at 225 E. George St. in Ogilvie

SUNDAY 11/11 Open Swim/Gym: 1-3 p.m. Ogilvie Community Pool

MONDAY 11/12 Al-Anon.: 6 p.m., Courthouse, Mora BINGO: 6-8 p.m. Am. Legion Auxiliary 290 hosts, Braham Community Center Braham Library- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday Morning Art: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Kanabec History Center, Mora Soup for the Soul: 4-6 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mora - Free Meal/Transportation: 888-217-5222 KISS, NA: 7 p.m. Mora Methodist Church, Mora Adult Drop-in Center: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Mora Kanabec DFL- Business meeting: 6:30 p.m., Kanabec County Public Services Building. “Old Wheelers Car and Tractor Club:” 6 p.m., call 320-272-4387 for location.

Northern Exposure Photography Club


Northern Exposure Photography Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Kanabec History Center, 807 Forest Ave. W., Mora. Don Kaddatz will present Wild Photo Adventures and Landscapes. Members may submit up to two photos in either the open category or the interpretive category “Doors.”

Lap Swim: 6-7 a.m. Ogilvie Community Pool Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Mora United Methodist Church Square Dancing for Beginners: 6:45-8:15 p.m., Isanti Primary School Adult Day Break: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dalbo Karmel Covenant Church

NOV. 20

MOPS: 9-11 a.m. Living Hope Church, 2297 210th Ave., Mora Coffee with a Cop: 10 a.m., rotating locations.

Jolly Seniors The Jolly Seniors will be having a potluck lunch and program at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 536 S. Union St., Mora. A freewill offering accepted. Entertainment by “The Stony Brook Band.” For more information call Linda Goldsmith at 612-390-1651.

NOV. 21 Stay Fit As You Age Join other seniors at 1 p.m. at Eastwood Life Enrichment Center, 160 Valhalla Circle, Mora, for chair exercises and a presentation on the big screen. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

WEDNESDAY 11/14 Caregivers Support Group: 1:30-2:30 p.m., FirstLight Health System, Mora WINDOW Domestic Abuse Support Group: 10 a.m., Windows Victim Services, 204 Fire Monument Rd., Hinckley.



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Make mine hot and sloppy


y daughter’s favorite food to “make” with her play dishes is a salad. When she thrusts her little hand out with that toy plate and says, “have salad, Mommy,” I send it back and ask if she has any biscuits and gravy. I love a hearty, sloppy breakfast. One of my favorite things about deer season (besides the time outside, the people and the evening overindulgences) is the breakfast on opener morning. The night before, the meal is Editor always the same: a dish of roastKirsten Faurie ed potatoes, rutabagas, onions and carrots served with ham hocks and cabbage. It’s tradition. The next day after the morning sit, those potatoes, rutabagas, carrots, onions and ham are turned into the most delightful breakfast hash. Top it with an over easy egg with the yolk seeping into the potatoes and you’ll be happy. Add toast with homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam and you’ve got heaven. While some hunters choose to stay out in their stand all day, eating cold granola bars or a tinfoil-wrapped slice of egg bake warmed on a portable heater, I don’t think I’ve ever missed heading in for breakfast. Un-showered and unkempt, I will devour that delightful dish with no reserve and no napkin. When it’s gone, I’ll revel in its glorious memory with a cup of hot coffee. It’s a beautiful moment of peace and satisfaction with only the slightest hint of shame. I hope anyone who has cared to read this far can find a similar moment of satisfaction and take time to recognize it. Enjoy each bit of happiness when you can find it, whether it be visiting a friend, hearing a favorite song on the radio or enjoying a hot and sloppy breakfast with coffee. KIRSTEN FAURIE is the editor of the Kanabec County Times. She can be contacted at or by calling 320-225-5128.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mora School Board needs a change To the editor, ICS Consulting was hired by the Mora School Board to moderate its latest attempt at community input by implementing a “Task Force.” Had the school board wanted a fair process, they would have sought out a neutral moderator. Instead, the agenda of ICS is to promote successful school bond referendums. Their website provides a document titled “9 Reasons Why Good Referendums Fail.” This tells us that school districts, especially those who work with ICS, leveraged their approach to the public and saw an excellent referendum passing rate – passing a billion dollars alone in the Metro area. ICS is hired by the schools to promote their objective of passing a referendum, not the objective of real community input. Members were asked to complete a survey regarding needed repair at the high school. No dollar amounts were attached; there was little agreement regarding what was a priority. ICS then attached dollar amounts to the list, and members were required to say whether they would support a referendum of $10, $20 or $40 million. None was acceptable to the majority. Two meetings later, Bob Engberg presented an alternative proposal to repair, renovate and re-new. This plan had a price tag of $2.4 million. Around this time, community members discovered several pools of available money totaling nearly $10 million. This is from the website of the Minnesota Department of Education Balance

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Sheet, audited as of 10/24/2017; and verified by phone with the financial department that these are available funds to be used as the board chooses. Same old, same old. Despite the Task Force illusion that the community has been allowed to give input, the current school board’s only agenda is to pass another referendum with the help of ICS. There is no other outcome desired or accepted by the school board. You, the community, can leverage your approach to the Mora School Board. Wendy McCabe Mora

We can do better with election ads To the editor, I am sickened by the televised political ads that have been shown for the past months. To all who now hold a legislative office, please consider correcting this ugly situation which neither serves to inform potential voters on the issues nor provides dependable information on the candidates themselves, things we American voters deserve to know. The negative attack ads don’t “work” as some say they do. How can we vote for a candidate who is relentlessly cast as a criminal or a spouse abuser, or is presented as having made ridiculous decisions and associations on issues such as education, health care, taxes and immigration? Nearly all candidates claim to favor transparency and accountability. Many state that the United States is and should be a nation of

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laws. How can the same candidate create and televise, or allow the creation and presentation by a supporting group, an ad that contains lies and misleading information about his/her opponent? Often, this same person proclaims his/ her long history of and unfailing ability to “work across the aisle.” There are laws regarding slander and libel. Candidates often use the phrase “we can do better,” and they are right. I propose a new law which would apply to all elections on all levels and pertain to all forms of media: 1) A candidate is responsible for all ads that serve to boost his/her candidacy, regardless of the source of funding. 2) A candidate must state his/her name, the office he/she is seeking, his/her qualifications for this office and his/her positions as they pertain to this office. 3) A candidate may compare his/ her positions with those of the opponent, but only if full explanation of statistics is provided. 4) A candidate’s ads may include video and audio of his/her opponent but only if complete contextual background is provided. I leave the language up to the elected officials whose job it now is to write the bill. There, go to work. Loren W. Brabec Braham

Dispute Erickson’s claims To the editor, In response to Sondra Erickson’s claim that education funding has improved under her watch,

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Wandering farm animals threaten motorists


the facts dispute it. Yes, per pupil unit funding increased but if you look at the entire education funding bill, total revenue for school districts went down in the years the GOP controlled the house. Per pupil unit funding increased but cuts were made in other areas so schools netted less money. Let’s not forget that under Gov. Pawlenty and GOP control, nearly 2 billion dollars were withheld from schools in an unethical attempt to balance their budget, thus forcing them to borrow money. Ridiculous and unconscionable. Gov. Dayton and the Democrats paid that money back. Erickson’s pride in being honored by the NFIB deserves a closer look. This organization is a political action committee that has been widely recognized as one of the plaintiffs that tried to take down the ACA. It consistently lobbies on issues that benefit large corporations, not small business. Make no mistake, they are a front group. Finally, she was honored by the Minnesota School Board Association for her work on addressing teacher shortages. I think if they had any idea that her effort would completely underfund the new PELSB agency, making it nearly impossible for them to do their work, they might rethink that accolade. Sue Barrett Mora

Ask A Trooper Neil Dickenson

Question: My neighbor has cattle and horses, and I know they had gotten out of their fences and onto the road a few times. If they are struck by a vehicle, can he get cited or sued? Answer: Law enforcement could cite your neighbor, and he could be sued civilly by someone who was injured or sustained loss because of an incident like this. Minnesota state law says: “It shall be unlawful for any owner or any person having the control of any such animal to permit the same to run at large in the state.”

In my career, I have responded to crashes where farm animals were struck by a vehicle and the occupants were injured. If farm animals are on the road, law enforcement will assist in getting them off the road and to the rightful owner before they get hit. Normally, this is done without taking enforcement action. However, I believe repeated offenses would warrant enforcement action, especially if an officer knows there is a history of animals (being at large) involving the same owner.

Animal owners shall make sure that all fencing is in adequate condition and maintained to prevent injuries to the animals and motorists if the animal is struck. Anytime you see a farm animal on the roadway, call 911 and report it. Law enforcement will assist in the removal and provide emergency lights to warn other approaching motorists. SERGEANT NEIL DICKENSON is Minnesota State Patrol public information officer for the state’s northeast region.

“To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance”


leven people dead, four wounded during Shabbat morning services at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Stunned, saddened, sick at heart, a nation struggles once again to make sense of the senseless. Now is the time for mourning. Funerals, First vigils and interAmendment faith services this week draw Center together family, Charles Haynes friends and Americans of good will across the nation. Any mass murder is horrific and tragic, but as President Barack Obama said following the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel Church, “There is something particularly heartbreaking about the death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace, in a place of worship.” The unthinkable is now commonplace in the “land of the free.” Just days before the Tree of Life attack, a gunman in Kentucky shot and killed two African Americans at a grocery store after failing to force his way into a nearby black church. Perpetuators of religious hate crimes in America are ecumenical. Synagogues, mosques, churches, temples — all now targets of vandalism, assaults and violence. From the massacre of

six Sikhs in a Wisconsin temple to the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota to the murder of 26 people in a Baptist church in Texas, a wave of violence in recent years has spared no faith or creed. It was not supposed to be this way. The promise of religious freedom in America is the promise — first and foremost — of safety. Millions have fled religious wars, persecution and repression seeking a safe haven, a place where they could freely and openly practice their faith without fear. Our first president understood the power of this promise. That is why soon after his election George Washington reached out to people of faith, especially those in the minority. In a series of letters written in 1790, he reassured Quakers, Catholics, Baptists and Jews — all victims of prejudice in the New World — that they would be safe under a government committed to religious freedom. Best known of these letters is Washington’s address to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, cited more than once this week. This government, the president declared, “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Breaking from the precedents of history, the United States has no established religion and guarantees every citizen full free exercise of religion. “All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship,” Washington wrote.

It was not supposed to be this way. The promise of religious freedom in America is the promise — first and foremost — of safety. “It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.” Does this promise of freedom now ring hollow? True, hate crimes against religious communities in this country are not new. Outbreaks of anti-Semitism, nativism and Islamophobia are an ugly part of the American story. But are we, as a nation, turning a dark and dangerous corner? Has the language of hate and fear — rhetoric that helps incubate a culture of violence — moved into the mainstream of political discourse? Thinly veiled anti-Semitic messages and conspiracy theories, propaganda demonizing Islam and Muslims, white nationalists running for office and politicians ginning up fear of refugees and immigrants to win votes — all of this is no longer on the fringe; it is becoming the norm. Does our government still give “bigotry no sanction, persecution no assistance”? Or do

politicians at the highest level — greedy for power — now betray the promise of religious freedom, the promise of a safe haven for all people? President Washington no doubt knew that our experiment in religious freedom was fragile. Constitutional guarantees of liberty are essential, but not sufficient. Religious freedom as a legal right means little unless people of all religions are safe to practice their faith, wear their religious garb, speak their truth and in other ways follow their conscience without fear of discrimination, persecution or violence. That is why, perhaps, Washington closed his letter to the Hebrew Congregation with a prayer of hope and a vision of safety drawn from the Book of Micah: “May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy.” And let the people say, Amen. CHARLES C. HAYNES is founding director of the Religious Freedom Center. Contact him via email at

Here’s to the happy couple (and maybe their pre-nup)


n one of the classic 1990s Seinfeld episodes George Constanza is about to marry Susan but is getting “cold feet.” He asks his friends if there is any easy way to break off the engagement and one replies, “Two words: PRE NUP!” So what is a prenuptial (or ante-nuptial) agreement? You may have heard about the wealthy It’s In Your entering into such agreements to protect Court their premarital assets the event of divorce Stephen Halsey in or death. Some might

say it’s the quickest way to end the romance and an engagement. Under Minnesota statutes the agreement has several requirements: 1. In writing signed by both parties and two witnesses before a notary public 2. Signed prior to the date of marriage 3. There is a full and fair disclosure of the earnings and property of each party 4. Each party had an opportunity to consult with legal counsel of their own choice It should come as no surprise that such an agreement can become the source of expensive and lengthy liti-

gation in the event of death or divorce within a few years after its execution. Often the dispute is whether the wealthier party hid valuable assets or income, or coerced the less-wealthy party into signing it. It is important first of all that requirements one and two are met, otherwise its invalidity is almost assured. As to fair and full disclosure, most good lawyers will attach a detailed list of assets and income to the agreement so there is less risk of a successful challenge in court that proper disclosure did not occur. It is also important that each party selects and consults with their own attorney, not someone chosen by their fiancé.

If an agreement is found valid in a divorce proceeding the parties, the assets owned prior to marriage are more likely to be found to be non-marital assets not to be shared with the other spouse. But as in all matters of this complexity there is never an “ironclad” prenuptial agreement. Consulting an attorney and not simply getting a sample agreement off the internet is the best decision. In summary, if your fiancé mentions the words “pre-nup,” you are best served to consult an attorney. Here’s hoping it doesn’t tarnish the romance. JUDGE STEVE HALSEY, Wright County District Court, is chambered in Buffalo.

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OURS: Students present “Our Town” FROM PAGE 1

Thornton Wilder. The play follows the lives of Emily and George as they attend school, marry, have children and pass through life. “It’s a charming, lovely play,” said Murray. She said the drama reminds viewers not to overlook the ordinary things in life. “We need to take time to appreciate life and the small things,” she said. Murray said the KIRSTEN FAURIE | TIMES best thing about the show, however, Britta Williams perches on a stage right stool, practicis the talent of the ing to bring the audience students. through the story of “Our “I’ve got a lot of Town.” excellent senior talent,” she said, adding that she looked forward to working with them later in the year during the One Act Play. Williams was excited to bring the story of “Our Town” to life for the audience. “We’ve worked really hard and everyone is really excited to show the community what we can do,” she said. Without giving away the ending, Moe said, “I think it’s going to be a great show.”

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CAST LIST Britta Williams Stage Manager Mark Waxlax George Gibbs Erik Moe Doc Gibbs Maekaela Lindgren Mrs. Gibbs Kayla Hruska Rebecca Gibbs Madelyn Schumacher Emily Webb Joah Schultz Mr. Webb Kelsey Reynolds Mrs. Webb Saul Thomson Wally Webb Broden Hammel Howie Newsom Dez Darsie Simon Stimson Grace Harmon Mrs. Soames Townspeople: Leah Kehr, Sabrina Spilman, Felisha Johnson, Abigail Mackie, Katie Wicklund, Layna Towery, Allison Fix, Grace Anderson, Anneliese Moe, Chase Lindaman, Noah Jewell


Pokegama Lake Association supports Booster Club At their general membership meeting in October, the Pokegama Lake Association presented a check for $1,500 to the Mora Booster Club for new warm up uniforms for the wrestling team. Pictured are Tom Youngblood (booster club), Tom Rice (president) and Laura Hollingsworth (gambling manager).

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People can get help navigating MNsure through Lakes and Pines Community Action Council throughout the next few months. MNsure is Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace where persons can shop, compare and choose health plan coverage. MNsure is not an insurance company or public assistance. It is the Minnesota health insurance marketplace and can be thought of as the store shoppers go to purchase health insurance and on the shelf are four products: Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, private insurance with financial help and private insurance without financial help. Open enrollment starts Nov. 1, 2018 and ends Jan. 13, 2019. Lakes and Pines has trained and certified

MNsure navigators to help people apply through MNsure. Persons may schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a navigator to complete the enrollment process. Lakes and Pines will be partnering with Sjoberg-Holmstrom LLC, the area’s MNsure Broker Enrollment Center, to provide enrollment opportunities at local libraries and community centers. Navigators from Lakes and Pines will also be available in each county, multiple days every month to assist people enroll, re-certify eligibility or select a new plan through MNsure. See for the complete calendar of scheduled enrollment opportunities, call 1-800832-6082 (option 4) or email lap@ to make an appointment or find more information.

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Veterans Day November 11, 2018 Freedom isn’t Free… Thank You to all of our Military Personnel for the Sacrifices you have made for our Freedom. The Historical SigniĂcance of Veterans Day


eterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week the 11th falls on. The day was originally set aside to honor the Veterans of World War I with a day of parades and remembrances as well as a pause in activities at 11am on the day. In 1938, it was made a legal federal holiday for all. However, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress recognized a need to expand the meaning of

the day to recognize all of our Veterans and not just those of World War I. In 1954, the word “Armistice” was replaced with “Veterans” as a way to formally include all Veterans of all American wars in the day of remembrance. Veterans Day is a day not only to remember those who died in service to our country, but also to recognize those who continue to serve today. Americans are encouraged to say thank you to those who fulfill this patriotic duty to maintain the freedoms of our country. This year, Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, falls on Sunday.

2018 Marks World War I Centennial At the outbreak of fighting in 1914, the United States remained on the sidelines of World War I, adopting the policy of neutrality favored by President Woodrow Wilson while continuing to engage in commerce and shipping with European countries on both sides of the conflict. Neutrality, however, was increasingly difficult to maintain in the face of Germany’s unchecked submarine aggression against neutral ships, including those carrying passengers. In 1915, Germany declared the waters surrounding the British Isles to be a war zone, and German U-boats sunk several commercial and passenger vessels, including some U.S. ships. Widespread protest over the sinking by U-boat of the British ocean liner Lusitania—traveling from New York to Liverpool, England with hundreds of American passengers onboard—in May 1915 helped turn the tide of American public opinion against Germany. In February 1917, Congress passed a $250 million arms appropriations bill intended to make the United States ready for war. Germany sunk four more U.S. merchant ships the following month, and on April 2 Woodrow Wilson appeared before Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany.

soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least 5 million civilians died from disease, starvation or exposure. More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War, of which roughly 116,708 U.S. soldiers died from combat and disease. Another 204,000 were wounded. World War I was known as the “war to end all wars” because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict—the Treaty of Versailles of 1919—forced punitive terms on Germany that destabilized Europe and laid the groundwork for World War II.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left 9 million



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Farmers share experiences at soil health ďŹ eld day BY TERRY SALMELA NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

Area farmers and people interested in soil conservation learned about the principles and shared their experiences at trying to improve soil health at a Soil Health Field Day on Oct. 24 on the Munsterteiger and Wahlstrom farms south of Ogilvie. Both farmers are doing things to protect our soil and water. They incorporate conservation practices such as no-till planting, cover crops and rotational grazing into their farm operations. Duane Munsterteiger who raises beef, corn, hay and pasture has had success with planting a mixture of cover crops into his corn field soon after the corn is planted. He rotationally grazes his beef herd and is a certified farmer in the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Brad Wahlstrom raises beef, corn and no-tills his soybeans and wheat. He has seen added benefits from grazing his fall-planted cover crops, including added nutrients and organic matter from the manure and the cattle cleaning up the fallen grain. He is working with MDA to get certified in the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program by planting cover crops. Guest speaker was Natu-

ral Resource Conservation Service Minnesota Acting Soil Scientist, Hal Weiser. He said that healthy soils are important as we are experiencing more intense weather events and they are more resilient and resistant to degradation. He shared the following soil health principles. They are: • Minimize soil disturbance • Use a diversity of plants to add diversity to soil life • Grow living roots throughout the year – as long as possible • Keep the soil covered as much as possible • Integrate livestock • Manage compaction • Control erosion Weiser said, “Soil is living. We are starting to understand it.â€? He discussed the importance of soil biology to plant growth and the importance of soil bacteria and fungi in the soil. He said that certain species of soil bacteria are critical to act as the glue that forms smaller soil aggregates (particles), while fungi species help to decompose dead plant material, help transfer nutrients to plant roots and form the glue to form larger soil aggregates. The more soil health practices and principles that are followed in a field over time, the healthier the soil becomes. Soil aggregate size, water holding capacity, nutrient transfer to plant roots, fertility, organic matter and crop yields in-

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crease. Weiser demonstrated how a one-inch rainfall will infiltrate and runoff differently on differently managed soil. He had five samples of the same soil type on managed grazed pasture, one with cover crops on harvested wheat, one on 35-year continuous hay, and a forest soil. The management practices which absorbed the most water and had the least runoff were from the 35-year continuous hay and the cover crops. The disturbed soil in the corn-soybean chisel plow rotation had the least water infiltration and the most soil runoff “erosion.� At a Producer Sharing Forum John Stevens, Pine City; Kurt Beckstrom, Bock and Troy Salzer, Barnum shared their experiences with cover crops, rotational grazing and no-till practices. Each have seen the values in these conservation practices, including increased yields, increasing their financial bottom lines, reducing fertilizer needs and reducing erosion. After the tour, Weiser commented that these farmers have been self-educated and learned by trying different ways of improving their soil organic matter, increasing soil water holding capacity and reducing soil erosion. “They are taking a long-term perspective and also trying to make it work in the short-term for their farming situation,� said Weiser. “They know the importance of water infiltration and

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are trying to improve it on their land and are learning from each other.� They were forthcoming about both their successes and failures. Weiser concluded that with the increasing world population and need for food, we need to understand the importance of our soil resource, protect it and improve it. Farmer panel soil health management practices: • Jon Stevens: No-till, cover crops for at least five years, incorporated cattle into cover crops • Kurt Beckstrom: Cover crops, rotational grazing, including grazing cover crops • Troy Salzer: Grazes cov-

er crops all season, rotational grazing, no-till There are no-till drills available for rent at the Pine, Mille Lacs, Isanti and Aitkin Soil and Water Conservation Districts. There is technical and financial assistance available for conservation practices including cover crops, residue management no-till, rotational grazing and many more. Please contact the Kanabec Soil and Water Conservation District or the Natural Resources Conservation Service for more information: 320-6793781.

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NRCS Acting Minnesota State Soil Scientist Hal Weiser pointed out the results from the rain simulator demonstration.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670. “These are challenging times for growers who are facing a number of economic headwinds on the farm. And during harvest, that stress builds for a lot of farmers spending long hours in the com-

bine,� said Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann, who farms near Plato. “All farmers should know this number is available when outside help is needed.� Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather and physically demanding work. Stress, anxiety, depression, financial burdens and other mental and emotional challenges are common. The Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline connects callers to financial help, mental health counsel-

ors, legal assistance and more. Calls are confidential, but counselors may ask for a first name and phone number in case of a dropped call. Translation services are available in all languages. The Helpline is also available to people who are worried about family or friends and aren’t sure how to help. Farmers and rural Minnesotans can call the toll free number as often as needed at (833) 600-2670 or visit the MDA’s website for additional resources on farming and stress.

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Incumbents hold Mora School Board


Incumbents Bob Jensen, Bob Woods and Tammy Bohachek appear to have kept their seats on the Mora Public School District Board of Education after results

of the Nov. 6 General Election. The race for school board was one of the most locally debated and divisive. The vote for Kanabec County Commissioner District 5 is close enough for a re-count with Craig

Smith leading Kim smith by 2 votes. Incumbent Kim Smith received 609; challenger Craig Smith received 611. More details on the results of the Nov. 6 election can be found below:

NOV. 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION (UNOFFICIAL ) RESULTS U.S. Representative District 8 Party Candidate Statewide Rep. Pete Stauber 159388 (50.71%) DFL Joe Radinovich 141972 (45.17%) Ind. Ray Skip Sandman 12768 (4.06%) U.S. Senator Party Candidate Rep. Jim Newberger DFL Amy Klobuchar LMN Dennis Schuller MN Green Paula M Overby

Kanabec only 3895 (58.40%) 2466 (36.98%) 303 (4.54%)

Statewide Kanabec only 940168 (36.22%) 3363 (50.05%) 1565422 (60.30%) 3138 (46.70%) 66206(2.55%) 171 (2.55%) 23132 (0.89%) 47 (0.70%)

U.S. Senator Special Election Party Candidate Statewide Rep. Karin Housley 1095461 (42.36%) DFL Tina Smith 1369852 (52.96%) LMN Sarah Wellington 95534 (3.69%) Unaff. Jerry Trooien 24358 (0.94%)

Kanabec only 3801 (56.85%) 2550 (38.14%) 261 (3.90%) 72 (1.08%)

Governor & Lt. Governor Party Candidate Rep. Jeff Johnson DFL Tim Walz Grassroots Chris Wright and Lib. Josh Welter

Kanabec only 3853 (57.49%) 2547 (38.00%) 209 (3.12%) 89 (1.33%)

Statewide 1097367 (42.43%) 1392348 (53.84%) 68665 (2.65%) 26779 (1.04%)

MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 15A Party Candidate Statewide Kanabec only Rep. Sondra Erickson 10495 (64.28%) 1188 (66.41%) DFL Emy Minzel 5808 (35.58%) 599 (33.48%) MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 11B Party Candidate Statewide Kanabec only Rep. Jason Rarick 9147 (59.68%) 2883 (59.70%) DFL Tim Burkhardt 6166 (40.23%) 1941 (40.19%) MORA SCHOOL BOARD (ELECT 3) Robert (Bob) Jensen 2325 Tammy Bohachek 2328 Darlene M. Milless 1480 Bob Woods 2138 Ayrlahn Johnson 1302 John P. Roemhild 1661 WRITE-IN** 40

20.62% 20.65% 13.13% 18.96% 11.55% 14.73% 0.35%

KANABEC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Kanabec County Board of Commissioners County Commissioner District 1 Dennis McNally 760 64.19% Vanessa Nielsen 419 35.39% WRITE-IN** 5 0.42% County Commissioner District 3 Les Nielsen 759 68.44% Brad Nikodym 347 31.29% WRITE-IN** 3 0.27% County Commissioner District 5 Kim Smith 609 49.92% Craig J. Smith 611 50.08% WRITE-IN** 0 0.00% Soil and Water Supervisor District 4 Eugene Carda 3450 59.69% Juanita Etter 2313 40.02% WRITE-IN** 17 0.29%

TOWNSHIPS Brunswick Township Town Supervisor Seat A Jeff Akkerman 444 98.45% WRITE-IN** 7 1.55% Brunswick Township Special Election for Town Supervisor Seat C Peter Gravich 442 99.10% WRITE-IN** 4 0.90% Brunswick Township Special Election for Town Clerk Gladys Nelson 454 98.91% WRITE-IN** 5 1.09% Brunswick Township Town Treasurer Shari Hartog 440 99.10% WRITE-IN** 4 0.90% Comfort Township Town Supervisor Seat 2 Dale Bankers 390 99.49% WRITE-IN** 2 0.51% Comfort Township Town Supervisor Seat 3 Michael Fetzek 385 98.21% WRITE-IN** 7 1.79% Comfort Township Town Treasurer Jessie Faber 385 99.48% WRITE-IN** 2 0.52% Ford Township Town Supervisor Seat 1 Susan Kay Osterdyk 83 100.00% WRITE-IN** 0 0.00% Ford Township Town Supervisor Seat 3 Steve A Venhuizen 84 100.00% WRITE-IN** 0 0.00% Ford Township Town Treasurer Samantha Isackson 81 98.78% WRITE-IN** 1 1.22% Hillman Township Town Supervisor Seat 1 Ryan Martens 156 95.12% WRITE-IN** 8 4.88% Hillman Township Town Supervisor Seat 3 Elaine M Pierson 157 97.52% WRITE-IN** 4 2.48% Hillman Township Town Treasurer Dale Voge 166 98.81% WRITE-IN** 2 1.19% Kroschel Township Town Supervisor Seat A David Marks 52 55.32% WRITE-IN** 42 44.68% Kroschel Township Town Supervisor Seat C Billy Erickson 77 85.56% WRITE-IN** 13 14.44% Kroschel Township Special Election for Town Clerk Laura McCaughan 89 96.74% WRITE-IN** 3 3.26% Kroschel Township Town Treasurer WRITE-IN** 49 100.00% Kanabec County Auditor/Treasurer Denise M. Snyder 5378 99.56% WRITE-IN** 24 0.44% Kanabec County Recorder Lisa Holcomb 5235 99.58% WRITE-IN** 22 0.42% Kanabec County Sheriff Brian R. Smith 5596 99.17% WRITE-IN** 47 0.83% Kanabec County Attorney Barbara McFadden 5132 99.46% WRITE-IN** 28 0.54%

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BRAHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION: SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #314) Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization The Board of Independent School District No. 314, Braham, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by $460.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective beginning with taxes payable in 2019 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 314 be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. YES 1285 52.02% NO 1185 47.98%

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“Initially it was a huge concern,” said Deanna Pomije, Kanabec Soil and Water Conservation District Manager on how the Minnesota Buffer Law would affect farmers and landowners. The preliminary assessment of how far Kanabec County is in compliance with the law has gone well said Pomije.

She said that 73 percent of Kanabec County lands adjacent to public waters are in compliance while 74 percent of Minnesota counties are 60-100 percent compliant with the state’s bipartisan water quality buffer initiative. “We are lucky that a lot of our land adjacent to these waters already has grass and hay. However, landowners need to understand that if it is ever tilled that it will need a buffer.”

The Minnesota Buffer Law which was passed in 2015 and amended in 2016 requires landowners with land adjacent to public waters or lakes to have a 50-foot vegetative buffer and those adjacent to a public drainage ditch to have a 16 1/2 foot vegetative buffer for better water quality. Pomije said that 125 letters were sent to Kanabec County


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Tornado drills Thursday Two siren activations are scheduled for Thursday, April 20, at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. as a part of Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 17-20. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service are reminding Minnesotans to be prepared and stay safe during the upcoming severe weather season

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How do we respond when our nation is in spiritual decline?


ver the last 30 years our nation is slowly drifting away from the standards that set us apart from other nations and are now at a crossroads. In Tim LaHaye’s book, “A Nation Without A Conscience,” he writes, “No one can deny that America’s character has changed over the past two generations. We once depended on Focus on the blessings of God; today we collectively Faith mock or ignore Him altogether. Our nation Steve Ekholm murders 4,000 unborn babies every day; we accept the promotion of homosexuality as an ‘alternative lifestyle’; we license

gamblers and pornographers. Our politicians show no shame about their pro-abortion and pro-gay positions, our children shoot each other on school playgrounds…What happened to America?” That’s a good question. Isaiah chapter 5 shows us a nation in spiritual decline. This is parallel to what is taking place in America right now. The chapter opens with a sad song because the song is about God who created everything necessary for a fruitful vineyard. He used the best seed, found the best location, and used the best protection but when he checked on the harvest he found bad fruit. This song revealed the spiritual condition of Israel and how they were slowly drifting away from the Lord (Isaiah 5:1-3). After examining the situation God says, “What more could have been done

for my vineyard then I have done for it?” When we reject the Gospel there is nothing more God can do. Patrick Henry says, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” How should we respond? Isaiah chapter 6 shows us three ways to respond when there is a spiritual decline in our nation. First, we remain in God’s presence. In his presence we understand that God is our supreme ruler and we get a fresh revelation of his holiness. As we worship him we see him in all his glory and we encounter his love. Second, we repent from our sin. As we encounter his love and holiness our sin surfaces so his fire and his blood can cleanse us. If God is going to restore

our nation it must come through His church and people repenting of their sin. Finally, we respond to God’s calling for us is to share His love until there is no one left to share with. We are called to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our Lord (Micah 6:8). Most importantly, we are called to pray. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chron. 7:14). Imagine if every believer and church in Mora humbled themselves, turned from their wicked ways and prayed. STEVE EKHOLM is the lead pastor at Living Hope Church in Mora. For questions or comments about this column, contact

Worship Guide Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 320-396-2755. West Central Drive & County Road 4 in northwest Braham. Pastor Julie Beck Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Little Lambs (for children under 5). Wednesday: 6 p.m. Youth Enrichment. Office hours Tues. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Radio service Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (KBEK 95.5) Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA) 414 S. Wood St., Mora 320-679-1706 Pastor Dean Oelfke; Associate in Ministry, Susan Williams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship; Holy Communion celebrated on first and third Sundays of each month; 6:30 p.m. Calvary Bell Choir, grade 7 to adult. Wednesday: 3 p.m. KOK Choir, grades K-6; Chimes following KOK Choir; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Sr. Choir, Sr. high school to adult. Emmanuel Baptist Church 536 South Union, Mora 320-679-2530 Michael Rue, Pastor David Everson, Associate Pastor Karen Lindaman, Early Childhood Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School classes; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Wednesday: 6-7:30 p.m. Kids’ Club, Grades 1-4; 56ers Youth, Grades 5-6; Junior/Senior High, grades 7-12; 6-7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church (EPC) 551 S. Wood St, Mora 320-679-1969 Pastor Rick Marcy Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 11 a.m. Sunday School. Communion first Sunday of the month.

Hillman Baptist Church 2748 Jade Street, Mora, 320-679-1756 Randy Strom, Pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Piecemakers - 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12: 6:15-7:45 p.m. AWANA starts

Fish Lake Chapel Non-denominational 1602 Jade St., Ogilvie Just off Fish Lake Road Pastor Dale Clifton 320-982-1017 Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service. Friendship Church of the Nazarene 525 2nd St., Mora Interim Pastor Ed Anderson Church: 320-679-1125 Cell: 218-308-1131 Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Children’s Church.

Hope Lutheran Church Grasston, 320-396-3925 Dean Oelfke, Pastor 11 a.m. Sunday Worship Service; Holy Communion first and third Sundays and festival days.

Generation Church 300 E. Forest Ave., Mora Lead Pastor Randy Mitchell Associate Pastor Bob Herder Church: 320-679-1708 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Children’s Church and Nursery provided. Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA) 301 E. Forest Ave., Mora Church Office: 320-679-1062 Senior Pastor Paul Lutter Sunday: 8 a.m. Sanctuary Worship; 9:30 a.m. Family Life Center Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Sunday Morning Radio Broadcast 10 a.m. on 95.5 FM KBEK. Website: Grasston Baptist Church 402 N. Oak St., Grasston 320-396-2645 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School. Henriette Community Church (Free Methodist) One mile North of Henriette on HWY 107. 320-679-4875 Pastor Marvin Miller Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) Brunswick, 320-679-2015 Pastor Sierra Westerman 2088 Highway 70, Mora 9:00 a.m. Worship; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School. Communion held every week. Lewis Lake Covenant Church 1030 Grand St., Ogilvie, 320-396-3293 Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and Confirmation for ages 4-adult; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Coffee. Nursery for ages infant-3 years provided during Worship and Sunday School. Liberty Baptist Church 211 S. Hill Ave., Ogilvie Gary Johnson, Pastor, 612-806-9350 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study. Living Hope Church East Hwy. 23 and N. County Rd. 11, Mora, 320-679-2586 Steve Ekholm, Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Adult Class; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Youth Service. Maple Ridge Free Church 801 401st Ave. NW, Stanchfield 320-396-2246 or Rick Eichholz - 763-412-9397 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship.

Mora United Methodist Church Parish Office: 500 Clark St., Mora 320-679-2713 Pastor Debra Schaffran Cell: 320-515-2054 10:30 a.m. Mora Worship and Children’s Church. Website: Ogilvie United Methodist Church 201 W. Bragg St., Box 267, Ogilvie 320-272-4255 320-679-2713, Parish Office Pastor Debra Schaffran Cell: 320-515-2054 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday Library.

St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church 318 S. Hill Ave., Ogilvie, 320-679-1593 Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass. St. Mary’s Catholic Church 201 East Forest, Mora 320-679-1593 Communion Services: Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m. Saturday: 5 p.m. Mass. Sunday: 10 a.m. Mass. St. Paul Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 301 Church Ave., Ogilvie 320-272-4352 Vacancy Pastor Vernon Dorn Sunday: Confirmation classes for grades 5-8 at 8:45 a.m., Divine Worship at 10 a.m., Bible Study at 11:15 a.m. Second and fourth Wednesday: 6 p.m. Divine Service.

Open Arms Church of God 406 Pine St., Grasston 320-396-3373 Pastor Gene Sherrod Spirit Filled Worship Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Children’s ministry. Pomroy Chapel 2700 320th Ave., Brook Park 320-679-3925 A Non-denominational, Christian Fellowship Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. Prayer, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Fellowship following Worship. Quamba Baptist Church 26340 Whited Ave., Quamba 320-679-5365 Ivan Fiske, Senior Pastor Joel Ostrom, Associate Pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:15 a.m. Christian Education. Wednesday at QBC: 6:30 p.m. AWANA; Prayer & Study Riverside Fellowship And Mission Center A spirit-filled Church Service at the True Vine Lutheran Church 130 S. Park St., Mora 320-679-4076 Saturday: 6:30 p.m. Worship Service.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 400 SE 8th Street, Braham 320-396-3103 Pastor Tim Renstrom Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study; 10:15 a.m. Worship. Trio Community Church Mora Elementary School 200 N. 9th St., Mora Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth Ministry. Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service; nursery and children’s ministry available. True Vine Lutheran Church (AFLC) 130 Park St. S., Mora 612-559-2886 Pastor Marlin Harris 9 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship with Communion. Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) and Preschool 401 S. Hwy 65, Mora 320-679-1094 Rev. Anthony Cloose Susan ScheerDhein, Preschool Teacher/ Director Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour.

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Mora falls to Annandale, ends season 10-1 the two point conversion the Mustangs trailed 27-12. Mora was able to move the ball in the second half, just not in big chunks like they were accustomed to. Mora would turn the ball over on downs twice in a row deep in Cardinals territory. The final drive once again saw Mora move the ball, but time was being taken off the clock to do so. With under a minute left a pass was picked off in the end zone in essence ending the game. Annandale will advance to the state quarter finals to take on a tough Pierz team. The Mustangs are left to contemplate a tough loss after a brilliant 10-1 season. “There were obviously many positives we can take from this season. But, the kids know there’s more work to do. We will regroup and move forward into next season,” said Coach Erickson.


On Friday, Nov. 2, Mora put their undefeated record on the line in the Section 5AAA championship game at St. Cloud State University. Top seeded Annandale stood between the Mustangs and a return trip to the state tournament. Annandale ended the Mustangs season with a 27-12 victory as the Mustangs finished with a record of 10-1. The game started off like it would be a shootout. On its opening drive Annandale used a variety of short passes and the quarterback running the ball to move down the field. The Cardinals were able to convert a third-and-12 on the drive and scored their touchdown on a fourth-and-eight from the 13-yard line on a touchdown pass. Mora answered with a methodical drive on the ground. On the drive Mora converted a couple of third downs and a big fourth-and-2. The drive culminated with a Jonathan Smith 1-yard scoring plunge. The two-point-conversion failed and Mora trailed 7-6. Annandale answered the Mustang score with one of their own. On third and 10 from midfield, Annandale’s quarterback showed his athleticism on a 50-yard touchdown run to make it 13-6 after the missed extra point. After a Mora punt Annandale was able to extend the lead primarily because of their quarterback. He not only passed for 115 yards on the night he led the way on the ground with 142 yards. A 12 yard touchdown run by him made the score 19-6. Annandale’s defense was stingy for the most part, but the Mustang offense finally busted a huge play on its next



Mustang No. 6 makes the tackle against Annandale during their Nov. 2 tilt. Mora was defeated 12-27.

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crucial. We had their defense on their heels a little bit and had momentum at that time.” It appeared that Annandale may take a two touchdown lead into the locker room, but on third and goal from the two yard line and only nine seconds left, Mora’s defense stuffed the athletic Cardinal quarterback. With no time outs left the half ended with Mora trailing by just one touchdown. On his defense coach Erickson said, “I was really happy with how our defense responded after allowing three touchdowns on their opening three

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Total T t l yards d Mora 304 Annandale 257 First downs Mora 16 Annandale 15 Passing yards: Mora 52 Annandale 115 Rushing yards: Mora 252 Annandale 142 Rushing: Jonathan Smith 24 carries 144 yards 2 touchdowns Jaden Ponto 12 carries 58 yards Idris Anderson 11 carries 23 yards Brycen Schritz 4 carries 20 yards Passing: Brycen Schritz 5 for 14 52 yards 2 interceptions Receiving: Jaden Ponto 4 receptions 38 yards Cole Steffen 1 reception 14 yards


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Lions conclude strong season with RTR loss BY JAYSON PAUTZKE NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

Even though the Lions entered their section final game on Nov. 1 as the No. 1 seed, they knew they’d have their work cut out for them. Their opponent, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR), was the defending section champion and state semi-finalist a year ago. RTR was able to score early and often with a mix of the passing game and running game. The Lions defense couldn’t slow the RTR offense and trailed 40-0 at halftime. The offense struggled against a stingy RTR defense and couldn’t find the end zone during the game. The combination resulted in a 46-0 loss as RTR advanced to the state quarter-finals. “We got behind real early and had a drive inside their 20 but had a critical sack and could not convert. We had two more chances but mistakes caused us to turn the ball over,” said Head Coach, Dave Halvorson. “Jake Felde left the game early in the second quarter and did not return. They were a good team and won the section last year so they had game experience and a 20-minute drive for home field advantage. The boys played hard to the end as they did all season so we look forward to next season but know the seniors will be hard to replace.” Ogilvie finished a fine season with a 7-3 overall record. Next year Ogilvie will have a great season to build upon with a lot of very talented returning players.

THE DETAILS Total yards First downs Passing yards Rushing yards

Ogilvie 129 Ogilvie 8 Ogilvie 22 Ogilvie 107

RTR 396 RTR 23 RTR 156 RTR 240


Brian Nelson 12 carries 47 yards Jake Felde 9 carries 37 yards Alex Chidester 4 carries 17 yards Beau Burk 1 carry 12 yards Brady Harlan 1 for 7 3 yards Jake Felde 1 for 1 19 yards Ryan Dary 0 for 3 Brandon Hill 1 reception 19 yards Beau Burk 1 reception 3 yards


Ogilvie Lion No. 5 Brian Nelson runs through the line to gain some good yardage during their Nov. 1 game vs. RTR.

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RECORD: Mora celebrates third place state meet finish FROM PAGE 1

run times similar to our Section meet. I knew those times would be no worse than fifth. The boys delivered. We ended up having four personal best times and Josh Rawls was within one second of his best. Kaden Halverson ran his second best time ever and Wilson Krueger ended his career with a strong mental race. “Coming into the meet there were so many teams that had the capability of being top three. We were ranked seventh and projections based off times did not have us in the top eight. I am really proud of these guys for trusting and believing that they would run their best times at the end of the season.” Individually, junior Cooper Lennox was fantastic. Lennox cracked the 16 minute barrier running a school record 15:56.4. He became the second Mustang runner to bring home state runner up honors (the other was Michael Schwinghamer). State champion, sophomore Geno Uhrbom from Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin, ran a time of 15:38.0. On the girl’s side Mora had two individual racers. Sophomore, Peyton Oslin, was making her Chris Goebel second consecuCCR Head Coach tive appearance. Freshman, Eva Holmgren, was making her first appearance. Holmgren finished in 95th place while Oslin finished 117th. On the girls coach Goebel said, “Eva had a blast. She learned a lot off the experience and really enjoyed the course and the race. It may not have been her best time, but she gained valuable experience. Peyton from the beginning knew her legs were not feeling it. Peyton really had a great last three weeks of the season. We are proud of her and are looking forward to big things next year.”

‘Peyton really had a great last 3 weeks of the season. We are proud of her and are looking forward to big things next year.’


The Mora varsity boys cross country running team placed third at the Nov. 3 state meet. Pictured top row (l-r): Coach Chana Lennox, Coach Rachel Norby, Josh Rawls, Hunter Honstrom, Cooper Lennox, Jacob Johnson, Coach Chris Goebel and Coach Michelle Ostien. Bottom row Caleb Weaver, Kaden Halverson, Nate Williams, Kaden Smart and Wilson Krueger.

THE DETAILS Boy’s individual results (5,000 meters 176 competitors) • 2nd Cooper Lennox (Jr.) 15:56.4 *school record • 29th Nathan Williams (Sr.) 16:59.3 *personal best • 40th Caleb Weaver (Sr.) 17:09.8 *personal best • 44th Kaden Smart (Sr.) 17:18.0 *personal best • 46th Josh Rawls (Soph.) 17:20.8 • 83rd Kaden Halvorson 18:00.9 • 99th Wilson Krueger 18:46.1 Girl’s individual results (5,000 meters175 competitors) • 95th Eva Holmgren (9th) 20:44.0 • 117th Peyton Oslin (Soph.) 21:12.9 MICHELLE PATUZKE | TIMES

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Mora VB rebounds from injury to prepare for next year

Teamwork multiplies Lions’ wins BY SCOTT MCKINNEY NEWS@MORAMINN.COM


The Mora Mustangs began the 2018 season with the loss of a senior captain and three-year starter, and went on to stay competitive in several matches and develop skills for next season. The Mustangs finished the regular season with a 7-20 record, sixth place in the Granite Ridge Conference and eighth place in Section 7 AA Subsection 1. They were eliminated from postseason play on Oct. 24 with a loss to eventual Section champion North Branch. “Our record doesn’t reflect our ability and our potential,” said head coach Lisa Gustafson. “We were competitive in several matches this year, but didn’t pull out the win. We had some high points when it appeared that we were starting to click chemistry-wise, only to be hindered again the next match.” “We struggled with consistency in many aspects of the game. It seemed that one part of our play was always off, whether it be the serve receive, defense or others. Court chemistry is huge. We need to build that, learn to grab momentum and stay positive in our play.” Gustafson said that the team excelled in several matches this fall. “We played our best matches against Little Falls on Aug. 30, Becker on Oct. 4 and Zimmerman on Sept. 11 and Oct. 11. We won three GRC games, beating Zimmerman twice and Little Falls once, and pushed Becker to four sets at home. Our Oct. 2 match against St. Cloud Cathedral was tough, though we managed to take a set from them. They deserve their state entry this season.” Early in the season, the Mustangs were hindered by a key injury. “Senior captain Emma Rasmusson’s injury in the Milaca match on Sept. 13 changed our season drastically,” Gustafson said. “Senior captain Molly Lukenbill made the most impact. She led in many statistical areas: serving at 94 percent with 153 points and 33 aces, hitting with 179 kills, 51 blocks and 181 digs. Junior Hailyn Bos was also a leader with 63 blocks and 150 kills.” “Several of our players are capable of developing leadership, and we hope they’ll step up to the challenge. Many young players had critical roles on varsity this season; they’ll be looked upon to keep developing skills and leadership qualities.” The Mustangs will be busy throughout the off-season, said Gustafson. “Participating in other sports during the winter and spring is a start; the athletes need to stay active and continue to develop athleticism. Speed and strength training, winter practices, spring tourneys and a busy summer are in the works.” “Improved skills, diligence and mental toughness will turn it around next year.”


Lion No. 9 Annika Berg makes a play at the net on Oct. 16 vs. Braham. The Braham Bombers won in three (2513, 25-13, 25-12).



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In a remarkable 2018 season, the Ogilvie Lions volleyball team won 12 times as many games as they did last year. With 11 seniors graduating, the team will look to returning players for leadership next fall. “I’m pleased with our season, going from one win last season to 12 wins this year,” said head coach Pam Nickles. “Our strengths were in playing together as a team and learning to cover tips better.” The Lions finished the season with a 12-13 record, fourth place in both Section 5 A North A and the Great River Conference. They defeated Hinckley-Finlayson 3-2 on Oct. 25 in the first round of Section playoffs, but were eliminated the next day by No. 1 seed Rush City. The team finished 2017 at 1-19. Nickles pointed to a couple of milestones for the Lions this fall. “One was the Northland Tournament in Remer on Sept. 22. We ended the day 4-1, which gave us confidence that would help with our season. And our most memorable highlight was beating Braham 3-2 at home on Sept. 25.” The Lions 2018 roster contains 11 seniors, two juniors and a ninth grader. “Senior captains Maizy Burk and Lilly Lee made the most impact, and brought their leadership skills to each and every game,” Nickles said. “We’ll look for juniors Annika Berg and Cori Olson to provide leadership next fall. They both have played varsity since ninth grade.” “We’ll look at players who are coming back, seeing what gaps we need to fill from the graduation of our 11 seniors. We’ll continue to beat teams and stay competitive in the GRC.” Nickles said she’s pleased with the Lions’ progress this season. “We saw growth in many girls’ skills and leadership. And we’ll definitely miss our seniors next year.”

Wagamon inducted into Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame CONTRIBUTED

Barb (Wagamon) Aamodt, a 1993 graduate of Luther College, was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in track and field and volleyball. The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the Luther College Homecoming weekend. A two-sport athlete, Aamodt was a multiple year letter winner in both volleyball and as a high jumper for the track and field team. At the conclusion of her volleyball career she ranked first on Luther’s all-time list for career kills (654) and career attack percentage (.243) and second for total blocks (504). She is also the only high jumper in school history to earn all-conference honors outdoors four times, capturing the Iowa Conference individual title her senior year. She was a two-time NCAA Division III National Meet participant qualifying for both the indoor and outdoor championships in 1992. Aamodt is employed by Wagamon Brothers Inc., and Wagamon’s Ogilvie Raceway. (Wagamon) Aamodt is a 1989 graduate of Blaine High School. She is the daughter of Wallace and Carolyn Wagamon of Mora.


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County considers charging gravel tax

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BrendatentaSEE GRAVEL, PAG P PAGE AGE 7 next evening meeting, Gerald P. Donald K. Karen D. . M m O. l Ti ro Ca Curtis P. Lora B. Robert S. Daryl S. le Mutual Va g rin L. n Sp ele H S. th Bradley V. Elmer & Ru Catherine M. Ardys L. O. B. a il lic Ph ge An T. on Julie K. Tim & Shar Richard K. Dean H. K. an . St H e Su B. e TONYA BURK | TIMES Randy R. Dale & Dian Mick & Mary’s Tim D. Mora of ty B. Ci ra Ve Dennis D. Deven K. Candy Shoppe Don K. P. Susan B. di Jo Terry H. Andrew & Teresa K. James E. Kris J. chard F. Ri LaniofT.the Kanabec County Times, tth ffrey J. on Ann Lake Jan. 30. Beautiful Sue Nels Nelson son n of Mo Mora landed this ‘lunker’ at Saturday’s Ice Fishing the he artihe JeContest d L.the Jan. 21 issue MildreIn . arknM e B.Ann Lake ik M umerous drawings done throughout the day by the weather, consistent and Page weathe her, con on o n nsiste ent action of the perchM cle “School election lawsuit quashed” appearing on n P age 1 . W hn Jo E. Vivian . N aig Cr and enjoying the day. Waters rshed Al lli l ance ek ept the anglers smiling Watershed Alliance kept contained an error. F. Sheila Don J. & Julie O.that nine plainti Williamreported plaintiffs The iff ffs were e Eugene J. . article incorrectly N yl er Ch . H Joanne netta L. Re responsible for a lawsuit against the Mora Schooll D istrictt District S. ld na Ro Steve V. a S. Mora Superintendent Craig Schultz when in fac Sylviand fa act ther re re fact there y Joan S. ason H. M rstrom Realt Sodeinvolved. . was only one plaintiff The suit was fi first st t fi led b y rst by Mark N . M a ar Barb Ronnie B. Donald Sauve, who later pet t it ition t ad d d submitted an amended petition addann G. Jo . Steven M Gene D. O. d ing eight more plaintiffs to the suit. The case jud dg d g ment nt t on judgment . Ro M e bi eb D Jim & Robert H. B. Tim Jan. 7 .denied Sauve’s motion to amend the petiti ion on lea aving g petition leaving John F. rge H GeoSauve as the original ro and sole plaintiff respons s i ib b le f o or r the he e responsible for Laura L. Ca l B. Joe F. . G suit. lys Ar Vernon C. M. published, the listt of pl After the Times’’ story laint ntif iffs if plaintiffs Scottwas Hope M. ll S. amended by the court to remove the eight Giwas eig ght additional addit itiio ional y S. ar G Julia M. names ian ne La arson, Diane Larson, d E. (Larry Bussinger, Robert Engbert, D Lloy oelle F. N Gerald McCabe, Wendy McCabe, Margaret t R Roe Ro o e es s le e r , D aniel Roesler, Daniel . Dave M ird M. and Patricia Johnson). These eigh LaSchmoll ht pe p e eop ple w ere not eight people were R. on ar Sh Melissa W. included in the lawsuit. an L.TONYA BURK | TIMES Jo The Timess apologizes for this error a nd n d any ny yc onfusion it and confusion Roger B.Katie Anderson, last year’s Knife TONYA BURK | TIMES may have caused. The Kanabec County ty T ty im mess iiss committed Times Montray Insurance Elden Elwood of Ogilvie en enjoyed njo j yed d a beautiful day with wiith his sside-kick, ideid e kick, eLake Ice Fishing Contest Winner, to accuracy. If you have a correctio on o la ari rification, please rifi correction orr cla clarifi encyskills. Buddy, at the Ann Lake Fishi hin hi ng g Contest Contest on Jan 30 30. Fishing shing came out to try her fiAg contact the editor either by p hon ho ne att 320 3 32 20 -225-5128 or via phone 320-225-5128

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School collects bids for Trailview elementary expansion

went that the project planss w en e nt to off tthe building. he b uild din ing. night, the printer on Monday ni igh ght, t, The school board approved Th he scho hool b oard appro oved Jan. 25, and numerous ques- th Oct. the e design desi de s gn and d layout layou out on O ct. 1. T e expansion The xpansion of M Mora’s ora ora’ tions ns from om contractors contracto have A request was est fo for bids for biid ds w as rreleased elea el ease ea sed se ed Trailview Tra ailview lview School took took one ste step been received in subsequent on Tuesday, Jan. 19. B Bids will be closser er with w h the Jan Jan.. 19 rel release eas closer days. He estimated that 20 to accepted until 1 p.m. p.m on Thursrequest req est for bi bids b dss by M Mora 30 contractors of a request on actors will at attend a day afte afternoon, Feb. F 18, in 15 Scho ool District 332. 33 Bids re- pre-bid meeting scheduled for categories: site wo 3 School work, ork, concrete, ceive ed will be opened open op on Feb. 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Trail- masonry, general construction, ceived an nd approved ppro ro ed db bid bids will be an- view. 18 and i roofi fing, aluminum l i windows, nounced noun nced on Feb. 25. IIn May 2015, voters approved roved fl ooring, acoustical ceilings, flooring, oor 2 YEARS *Kanabec County school At tthe scho ool ol board meeting a $19.7 $19.7 million bond referendum nd ndum m food service equipment, q paintThursday on Th hursday day y evening, evening Jan. Jan 28, 28 square for the th 57 57,500 500 squ uare foot expan expa expanprotection, ing ing, ng fire fi re prote ection plumbing ection, Co t $69 00 Kanabec County $69.00 Ow and Out of heard County members memb bers saw a prepre$46.00 sion to t Trailview ffor or grades d K K-2, 2, 2 and d heating, h heating ti ventilation, test OutFairview of County sentati tion by y Brandon Keller- which will replace sentation ace balance,, and electrical. and$87.00 balance mann from Duluth-based en- Elementary. The addition fea ea afea“W We’ e ve e rreceived e eived inqu ec qu uir i ie iess on “We’ve inquiries gineeri ing fi firrm Foster, Jacobs, tures a new gineering w gym, an expa and nded d mo expanded more off th those categoore tthan h n ha ha half l o lf hos ose e ca cate t gote go o and Joh ohnson n. Kellerm rrm rman m nn, the cafeteria, a Johnson. Kellermann, nd a two-s story yc l ss la ss-- ri and two-story classies ffrom ro om bi b dd der e s, s ” Ke K ell lller erma mann ma nn ries bidders,” Kellermann senior proje ect m anag an age ag er, said room project manager, ma dd ddit dit itio io ion on on tthe he en orrth th sid ide id e sa addition north side aid id. d. “I “ I’v ’ve ’v e no otice ed questions said. “I’ve noticed BY SCOTT MCKINNEY NEWS@MORAMINN.COM



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Elections, like weather, have passed off very pleasantly

125 YEARS AGO (1893) The deer killing season is open and not a sign of snow to track the deer in. A. Blaisdel came down Monday from a hunting expedition in the northern part of the county. He had good luck having bagged 13 pheasants and a deer. A. W. Crusoe, Horace Conger, Andy Norton, N. A. Peterson and others are out slaughtering deer this week. News from Look out for some tall stories when they Yesteryear return. Dr. Niven the Matt Anderson painless dentist will visit Mora periodically. H d offi ffice in i St. S Cloud. Head If the elections yesterday were like the weather here, they passed off very pleasantly. A new arrival at Fred Norton’s last Saturday. It’s a girl and Fred is happy. The mother and child are doing well. Superintendent Sundeen returned yesterday from a trip in the southern part of the county and reports heavy timber fires having done a great deal of damage down there. The village of Milaca has added another new industry to its list- a manufacturing establishment to manufacture barrel material, broom handles and box material. Among the Incorporators is A. J. Conger formerly of this village. A big fire occurred at Milaca last Sunday in which the Milaca House and Conger House and considerable adjacent property was destroyed. We have received but a meager report of the fire and do not know how much the loss amounts to. The play entitled “The Confidential Agent;” whose authors are Mr. S. B. Molander, of this village and Mr. Alfred Molander, of Austin, was put on the boards at Austin last week by the latter and was played with great success. The Herald, a local daily, gave a synopsis of the play and complimented the authors very highly.

100 YEARS AGO (1918) “Bitten By Tarantula:” On Saturday afternoon when O. E. Carlson went into his store to get some bananas, he was bitten by a deadly tarantula secreted in the bunch of bananas. Only the presence of mind, and great pluck of Mr. Carlson probably saved his life, for he immediately bit a large piece out of his

hand and then sucked the poison and blood out. Dr. O’Dell was called and came as fast as gasoline and his sturdy Ford could bring him and he dressed the wound and Mr. C. is attending to business as usual. ---Bock News. “BURNQUIST BY 50,000; Knute Nelson Defeats Calderwood by about 100,000. Republican State Candidates Returned by Big Vote; Hamer Proves a “Sticker” For Cravens for Senator and Serline and Enger are Elected to the Legislature; Anderson For Register of Deeds; A. S. Olson for Judge of Probate; Sellstedt for Sheriff and P. S. Olsen for County Attorney:” Governor Burnquist had been re-elected by about 50,000 majority and the entire republican state ticket has been endorsed. A. C. Townley and his Non-partisan League candidates have received a severe trouncing at the hands of republicans and democrats; nearly all of their candidates for office in this state, and in fact, in all parts of the United States where the party was thought to have been strong, except North Dakota, having been defeated. The farmers and laboring men have been doing a little thinking themselves and not depending entirely upon Townley and his horde of paid organizers to inform them. They even went so far as to endeavor to poison farmers against the towns, stating that the business men and newspapers were accusing the farmer of being disloyal. This they knew to be a falsehood. It is a fact that the farmer is just as loyal as anyone and no one has intimated otherwise, but the League has a large number of paid agitators who are proven Socialists and who have caused these false rumors to be circulated to poison the farmers against the business men and those loyal to the government; but fortunately the ring-leaders are now in prison or under sentence. 75 YEARS AGO (1943) “Blizzard Blocks Rail And Highway Traffic In State; Heavy Snow Accompanied by High Wind Prevails for 24-Hour Period:” Minnesota had its first touch of winter this week when a blizzard hit this region last Sunday and continued for twenty-four hours. The snowfall, accompanied by a strong wind, varied throughout the state from a few inches to more than a foot. The snowfall in this vicinity was about six inches. All highways were blocked and traffic suspended temporarily. Bus travel was suspended to Mora last Monday but was resumed the following day. The weather was comparatively mild so there

was not the loss of death from exposure that resulted from the Armistice day blizzard of three years ago. School re-opened in Mora Wednesday after being closed Monday and Tuesday due to inability of school buses to travel until roads were opened. The Ogilvie school remained closed Wednesday. Mail carriers were unable to travel Monday but made part of their routes on Tuesday. “Local Hospital Site Question Settled; County Board Accepts Location to be Donated by Village of Mora:” The county board at its session last Friday accepted the site near Zion Lutheran church as a location for the hospital to be built by the county. The site contains a fraction over two acres and is being bought from J. H. Nelson by the village. The purchase price is $570.00. The board purchased snow plowing equipment with a provision that it be delivered not later than January 10. 50 YEARS AGO (1968) “Pistols, Shells and $47 Taken in Ace Hardware Break-In:” Five pistols, shells and about $47 in cash was taken in a break-in at Ace hardware last week Wednesday night. Entry was made through a small window above the paint section. The window had been pried open, paint removed and set outside on the ground so the culprit could climb through the small window. The thief or thieves left four other new pistols just like the ones that were taken. Sheriff Anderson reports that thieves recently broke into the Nova Kowski cabin at Quamba lake and stole an Onan light plant. “Richard Nixon Edges Hubert Humphrey; County Hospital Proposals Pass:” The presidential election of 1968 held all the suspense and thrills of a first rate movie or TV thriller. Final outcome wasn’t known until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning when the Illinois electoral vote went to Richard Nixon giving him the required number of electoral votes to win over Hubert Humphrey. Nixon got a total of 287 electoral votes--270 were required for election. Meanwhile, voters throughout the land eagerly watched their television sets or listened on their radios to keep track of the extremely tight race. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning that the nation learned that the California electoral votes were going to Nixon. Of special interest to the voters of Kanabec county was the contest for state representative in district 25A. Joe D. Drazenovich of Mora swept Kanabec

county with 2407 votes to 1685 for Joe Gimpl but lost in the Pine county vote which went heavily to Gimpl. At press time, with one Pine county precinct unreported, Gimpl had a total of 6371 compared to 4657 for Joe Drazenovich. 25 YEARS AGO (1993) “Section champs! ; Mustangs ‘sack’ Princeton; gain spot in state Class A tournament:” The finishes just keep getting better! Kris Mattson and Saul McBroom sacked Princeton quarterback Jeremy Snow on the last two plays of Friday night’s Section 5A championship game, after Snow had guided his team to first-and-goal at the Mora two, as the Mustangs delighted their frosty fans by topping the Tigers 14-8 and advancing to the state tournament. Mora, now 10-1, travels to Section 2A champion Mankato East, 6-5, for an assignment in the state Class A quarterfinals Friday (7:30 p.m.) against the Cougars of the Big Nine Conference. The victor goes to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Nov. 19 to take on either unbeaten Northfield or once-beaten Albany. “Residents want city water; Central Avenue homeowners address Mora City Council:” The handful of residents who live just north of Mora Lake in the Central Avenue area have been hoping to someday be hooked into the city water system. A petition signed by five of the area’s six homeowners was addressed at the Mora city council meeting of Nov. 2. Although Central Avenue is well within the city limits, city administrator Steve Jones said, “It looks like it would really be costly to put sewer and water in there.” Mrs. Elna Kent circulated the petition. “I’ve owned this place for 60 years,” she said, “and I’ve always wanted city water. All the water from the wells here is bad-tasting, bad smelling, and has a lot of iron.” THE NEWS From Yesteryear is compiled by Matt Anderson from the Times historical editions housed by the Kanabec History Center. The “News from Yesteryear” contains articles published in historic issues of the Times. The articles may contain language with ethnic and racial prejudices that were once common but are no longer acceptable in today’s society. These articles are being presented as they were originally published.

Winter preparations include energy assistance programs CONTRIBUTED MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Winter is approaching and the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission want Minnesotans to know about two important options if their home heating costs are unaffordable. The Energy Assistance Program helps eligible Minnesota homeowners and renters pay for home heating costs. The Cold Weather Rule protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off during the winter months. “If you or someone you know is struggling to keep the heat on, help is available from the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program,” said Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman, whose agency includes the State Energy Office. “We encourage households and families with children, seniors, disabled persons and veterans to apply now.” “The Cold Weather Rule is a

safeguard for the most vulnerable Minnesotans during our challenging winters,” said PUC Chair Nancy Lange. “It ensures that households in need are safe, warm and healthy. By working out a payment plan with their utility, Minnesota families with financial challenges can still keep their heat on.” ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program helps homeowners and renters earning at or below 50 percent of the state’s median income ($49,698 for a family of four) pay their heating bills. The average annual payment per household last year was about $545. Households with seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and children are especially encouraged to apply. Minnesotans who use gas, electric or delivered fuels to heat their homes are eligible for the Energy Assistance Program. Applications were recently

sent to households that qualified for energy assistance last year. Others who may qualify are encouraged to apply by contacting the local service provider in their county by calling 800-657-3710. Households can find their local Energy Assistance Program service provider, listed by county, at the Commerce Department’s Energy Assistance Program webpage. The Minnesota Commerce Department administers the Energy Assistance Program in partnership with 29 local service providers throughout the state. It is federally funded through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Commerce Department also administers the Weatherization Assistance Program, which provides energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy costs for households that meet income eligibility guidelines. Both homeowners and renters may apply for

weatherization assistance. Other forms of assistance may be available through county social service programs, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies. MINNESOTA COLD WEATHER RULE Minnesota law protects people from having their heat turned off for failure to pay their bill. This is called the Cold Weather Rule and it is in effect from Oct. 15 through April 15. All electric and natural gas companies are required to offer this protection. Under the Cold Weather Rule, customers who have a combined household income at or below 50 percent of the state median income ($49,698 for a family of four) are not required to pay more than 10 percent of their household income toward current and past heating bills. Others are also eligible to arrange a Cold Weather Rule payment plan. To prevent heating disconnection under the Cold Weath-

er Rule, customers must first contact their utility to establish and maintain a monthly payment plan. Minnesotans who need to re-connect their service for the winter should contact their utility now to take advantage of the payment options. The Cold Weather Rule does not apply to delivered fuels such as fuel oil, propane or wood. However, Minnesotans who use these fuels are encouraged to contact the companies serving them to discuss payment options if they are concerned about their ability to pay this winter. For example, a state law requires that propane distributors offer all customers a budget plan. The Cold Weather Rule is administered by the Public Utilities Commission. More information on the rule is available at the PUC website or by calling 651-296-0406 or 800657-3782.

NOVEMBER 8, 2018



Johnson triumphs in Braham Area High School mock election CONTRIBUTED TAMMI JOHNSON AND BECKY SWANSON

The statewide mock election for high schools in Minnesota included Braham Area High School. The number of schools that participated in Minnesota Students Vote 2018 was 282. This is a campaign that “helps students discover the importance of elections and the power of their votes in the democracy” according to The lowest voting rate is among the younger voters, so Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, came up with an inter-connected experience where all students in Minnesota got the chance to vote. “Not only does this campaign help the stu-


Braham students participated in a mock election on Oct. 23.

dents get familiar with the voting ballot, but also lets them think of choices and what other students vote throughout the state,” says Simon. Each high school in Minnesota was allowed to do elections their own way, either setting up a polling place or letting the students vote whenever possible. Voting for the students of Braham happened during their lunchtime on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Students, who donned “My Vote My Voice” stickers afterward, voted for the Minnesota Gubernatorial tickets. The state provided everything, including the stickers and the ballots. “I think this is getting good habits early,” says Simon. “It makes the students more likely to vote and

Pedestrian crashes, fatalities increase in fall CONTRIBUTED WWW.MNDOT.GOV

More hours of darkness this time of year increase the number of pedestrian crashes and fatalities, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. As the days get shorter, motorists and pedestrians should use caution when driving and walking. So far this year, 28 pedestrians were killed. In 2017, 42 pedestrians were killed and 1,053 were injured compared to 60 deaths and 1,037 injuries in 2016. “Pedestrians are more difficult to see when the sun rises later and sets earlier, increasing the risk of crashes,” said Ray Starr, acting state traffic engineer. “Motorists and pedestrians are equally at fault when we look at the crash

data. Both groups need to know and obey the laws because basically we’re all pedestrians at some point in our day.” The crosswalk law includes these highlights: • Motorists must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks or stop lights. • Pedestrians should obey traffic signs and signals at all intersections that have them. • Vehicles stopped for pedestrians can proceed once the pedestrian has completely crossed the lane in front of the stopped vehicle. • Pedestrians shouldn’t enter a crosswalk if a vehicle is approaching and it is impos-


sible for the driver to stop. There is no defined distance that a pedestrian should abide by before entering the crosswalk; common sense should be used. • When a vehicle is stopped at an intersection to allow pedestrians to cross, drivers of other vehicles approaching from the rear should not pass the stopped vehicle. For the full crosswalk law, go to: /peds/education/index.html. About one-third of pedestrian crashes happen during the weekday rush hour driving time, defined as 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. One out of every four pedestrian fatal crashes occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 09, 2015 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $250,408.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Royce Kreger, a married man MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Pacific Union Financial, LLC, its successors and/ or assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: June 19, 2015 Kanabec County Recorder Document Number: 253083 LOAN MODIFICATION: Dated: September 22, 2017 Recorded: December 18, 2017 Document Number: 261629 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Pacific Union Financial, LLC Dated: March 16, 2017 Recorded: March 20, 2017 Kanabec County Recorder Document Number: 259086 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 100521300000597304 Lender or Broker: Pacific Union Financial, LLC Residential Mortgage Servicer: Pacific Union Financial, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Kanabec Property Address: 2526 180th Ave, Mora, MN 55051-7219 Tax Parcel ID Number: 04.01340.10 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4 of SW 1/4), Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39), Range Twenty-three (23), Kanabec County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $227,958.24 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Main Office, 18 North Vine St., Ste. 143, Mora, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within twelve (12) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2019, or the next business day if November 20, 2019 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING

OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: October 02, 2018 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Pacific Union Financial, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee 7616 Currell Blvd; Ste 200 Woodbury, MN 55125-2296 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 037339F02 Published in the Kanabec County Times Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2018 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 19, 2005 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $248,250.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Rolf E. Forslund and Junette K. Forslund, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage, its successors and/or assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 09, 2006 Kanabec County Recorder Document Number: 216989 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon, fka, The Bank of New York, as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series, 2006-AR1 Dated: September 19, 2017 Recorded: October 05, 2017 Kanabec County Recorder Document Number: 260907 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 100386100002055010 Lender or Broker: Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage Residential Mortgage Servicer: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Kanabec Property Address: 2150 Rolling Oaks Dr, Mora, MN 55051-7128 Tax Parcel ID Number: 02.02035.00 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: All the real property in Kanabec County, Minnesota, described as follows: The East 275 feet of the North 420 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 25, Township 39, Range 24 AND The West 275 feet of the North 420 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 25, Township 39, Range 24, Kanabec County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $249,198.28 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 04, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Main Office, 18 North Vine St., Ste. 143, Mora, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on June 04, 2019, or the next business day if June 04, 2019, falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: October 16, 2018 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: The Bank of New York Mellon, fka, The Bank of New York, as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series, 2006-AR1 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee 7616 Currell Blvd; Ste 200 Woodbury, MN 55125-2296 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 038748F03 Published in the Kanabec County Times Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 2, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $120,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Scott McKinney, An Unmarried Man MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 1001337-0002362563-8 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: Countrywide Bank, FSB SERVICER: TIAA, FSB d/b/a TIAA Bank f/k/a EverBank DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed September 10, 2007, Kanabec County Recorder, as Document Number 225600 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: TIAA, FSB dba Everbank LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Eleven (11), Block Seven (7), Park Addition to the City of Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota. And, an easement for vehicular traffic in, over and upon the East 18 1/2 feet of Lot Twelve (12), Block Seven (7), Park Addition to the Village of Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota And, an easement for ingress and egress and vehicular traffic over and across the North 4 feet of the West 100 feet of Lot Ten (10), Block Seven (7), Park Addition to the City of Mora, Kanabec County Minnesota PROPERTY ADDRESS: 406 Park St S, Mora, MN 55051 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 22.04170.00 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Kanabec THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $108,167.13 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will

be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Main Office, 18 North Vine, Suite 143, Mora, MN 55051 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on June 6, 2019, or the next business day if June 6, 2019 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: October 9, 2018 TIAA, FSB d/b/a TIAA Bank f/k/a EverBank Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Tracy J. Halliday - 034610X Attorneys for Mortgagee Shapiro & Zielke, LLP 12550 West Frontage Road, Suite 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 18-110046 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Published in the Kanabec County Times Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018

ASSUMED NAME OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME MINNESOTA STATUTES CHAPTER 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. ASSUMED NAME: Living Hope Church Mora PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 2297 210th Ave. PO Box 26, Mora MN 55051 NAMEHOLDER(S) : Mora Assembly of God, 2297 210th Ave. PO Box 26, Mora 55051 USA By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/ her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. SIGNED BY: Stephen Ekholm EMAIL ADDRESS FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: info@ Work Item: 1040665500024 Original File Number: 1040665500024 State of Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State Filed: Oct. 24, 2018 11:59 p.m. Steve Simon Secretary of State Published in the Kanabec County Times

Nov. 1, 8, 2018 OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME MINNESOTA STATUTES CHAPTER 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. ASSUMED NAME: Glory Bee Design PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 553 Oslin Road, Mora MN 55051 NAMEHOLDER(S) : Debbie J. Klapmeier, 553 Oslin Road, Mora 55051 USA By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/ her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. SIGNED BY: Debbie J. Klapmeier EMAIL ADDRESS FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: Work Item: 1036480600039 Original File Number: 1036480600039 State of Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State Filed: Oct. 17, 2018 11:59 p.m. Steve Simon Secretary of State Published in the Kanabec County Times Nov. 1, 8, 2018

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED MINUTES OF THE OGILVIE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Ogilvie School Board Room August 20, 2018 6:00 p.m. Present at the meeting were board members: Gunderson, DeYoung, Hickerson, Hass, DeBoer and Student Board Member Emma Hickerson. Member Anderson was absent from the meeting. Also present were: Superintendent Kathy Belsheim, Teri Belsheim, Alicia Nelson, Sue Davis, Becky Meyman, Nathan Koenings, Pam Nickles and Sandy and David Halvorson. Chair DeYoung called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Chair DeYoung welcomed guests to the meeting. Motion to approve the agenda as presented by Hickerson, seconded by Gunderson. Motion carried unanimously. There was no one present to address the Board during Open Forum. Consent Agenda: 6. Approval of Minutes a. June 14, 2018, Retreat b. August 13, 2018, School Board Meeting/Work Session 7. Personnel: a. Becky Meyman, Van Driver, revised letter of assignment b. Deb Andrews, Bus Driver resignation c. C-Squad Volleyball Coach d. Sam Weaver, Junior High Volleyball Coach 2018-2019 school year 8. Contracts: a. Ziegler – Generator annual service agreement – 8/1/187/30/2024 b. Ziegler – Generator warranty – 8/1/2018-7/30/2021 (The administration reports can be found at District Tab – Documents (left) School Board Reports 2018 folder.) Member Hickerson shared: Minnesota State High School League committee meeting supporting approval of new Junior High Volleyball Coach and addition of a C-Squad Volleyball Coach and Minnesota is the #1 state in our region for girls’ participation in High

School sports. Member DeBoer also supported the recommendations and expressed thanks to our coaches, activities director, etc. for their enthusiasm and the growing numbers. Student School Board Member Emma Hickerson shared: fall sports started with our volleyball team practicing and scrimmaging in Mora’s new Wellness Center. while our gym floors are refinished and first game will be held on Saturday in Hopkins. She is looking forward to a great year – her senior year! Motion to approve the consent agenda with the removal of items 8a and 8b by Hickerson, seconded by DeBoer. Discussion followed. Motion carried unanimously. Discussion took place on the Generator Contracts with Ziegler. Superintendent Belsheim shared information regarding the details of the contracts. Motion to not accept either contract with Ziegler, items 8a and 8b by Hass, seconded by Hickerson. Discussion followed. Motion carried with 4 yes votes from Hass, Hickerson, DeBoer and Gunderson. Member DeYoung voted against the motion. Treasurer DeBoer shared August claims information. Motion to approve the August claims in the amount of $331,195.04 by DeBoer, seconded by Hickerson. Roll call vote carried unanimously. Chair DeYoung moved the School Board Meeting into closed status, stating “The Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.05, subdivision 3(b), allows the School Board to close a meeting to engage in attorney-client privileged discussions. The District has been threatened with litigation by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights related to student bullying issues. The Board seeks to meet with its attorney to discuss the status of this matter and potential resolution of the case. It would be detrimental to the District’s interests for the Board to hold a public discussion with its attorney where any adverse party or their attorney could listen to or be made aware of the Attorney’s advice related to the litigation. It is in the District’s best interest for the Board to obtain legal advice in a confidential setting to maintain the attorney-client privilege. Accordingly, I will hereby entertain a motion that this meeting be closed pursuant to the attorneyclient privilege for the reasons cited.” Motion to move into Closed session by Hickerson, seconded by DeBoer. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting closed at 7:11 p.m. Motion made by Member Gunderson, seconded by Member Hickerson to re-open the meeting at 8:25 p.m. Motion carried unanimously. Hickerson made a motion to approve the settlement agreement and release of claims as discussed in the amount of $22,000 in closed session. Member DeBoer seconded. Motion carries unanimously. A copy of the settlement agreement may be requested by contacting the Ogilvie School District office at 320-2725000. Motion to approve Revised Policy #514 – Bullying Prohibition Policy by member DeBoer, and was seconded by member Haas. Motion carried unanimously. Motion to Canvass One Day Bond Election Results through resolution by Member Haas and seconded DeBoer. The one day bond election results are as follows: 325 yes votes; 182 no votes; 11 spoiled, defective or blank ballots Total: 518 votes Voting in favor were Members DeBoer, DeYoung, Gunderson, Hass and Hickerson. Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted and was signed by the Chairperson and attested by the Clerk. Special Election Documents review may be requested through the Ogilvie Public Schools District Office. Motion to adjourn the meeting by Hickerson, seconded by DeBoer. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m. Reno Gunderson, Board Clerk Minutes recorded by: Teri Belsheim and Reno Gunderson Published in the Kanabec County Times Nov. 8, 2018

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Angela S. Keirnan

Rollin L. Nelson

Rick Kruse

Angela S. (Tollefson) Kiernan died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. She was 49 years old. She was born on Sept. 19, 1969, in Minneapolis, and rraised in Brook Park on a farm where she enjoyed 44-H, learning to play the p piano and clarinet and p playing make-believe with h her siblings. She attended M Mora High School until 111th grade and was active iin cheerleading, band and c choir before moving to Coon R Rapids where she graduated iin 1988. She and John K Kiernan were united in m marriage in 1993 and w welcomed their daughter in 1997. She took great pride in her career in the IT field, her most recent employer being Abbott Laboratories. She lived life to the fullest. She volunteered for many organizations, her favorite being Camp Odayin, a camp for children with heart disease. She filled her life with adventures and could make the most mundane activities into a party. Her most cherished role in life was being a mother. In 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer which eventually metastasized to her whole body. She fought with endless optimism, strength and faith. Her family was lucky to have her as such a loving mother, sister, aunt and daughter. She will be missed beyond measure. She is survived by daughter, Haley Jean (Zachary) Kasen; parents, Barbara Tollefson and Lyle (Diane) Tollefson; siblings, Lisa Tollefson (Chance Howard), Erik Tollefson, Jeremy (Jenica) Rolstad, Robin (Jason) Worts, Kari (Levi) Goeden and Katrina (Alex) Dombrowsky; nieces and nephews, Nicole (Tony), Alex, Alina, Autumn, Ashley, Andrew, Gia, Ruby and Genevieve and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park. Please wear a pop of bright color to celebrate Angela’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or Camp Odayin. Arrangements by Edina Chapel.

Rollin Leroy Nelson, of rural Mora, died surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, after a short battle with a brain tumor. He was 68 years old. He was born on July 19, 1950, in Braham, to Gordon a and Marie (DeYoung) Nelsson. He grew up on the famiily farm with one sibling. H He attended Coin School for ssix years, graduated from O Ogilvie High School, and rreceived a Bachelor’s degree ffrom St. Cloud State Universsity. He had various careers o over the years; including ssupervisor at EPC in Mora, sslurry explosives technic cian and was employed with M Martens Manurigation. He n never forgot the friendships that developed as a result of that career. He enjoyed hunting, camping, riding ATV and motorcycles, traveling, reading, visiting with friends (especially the table of knowledge at Freddies and the Monday night get togethers at Richard’s), humor and most of all loved time with his family. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Family gatherings at the table were very near and dear to his heart. He kept pictures of his grandchildren on his phone and was always very excited to show them to everyone. They were his pride and joy. He never met a stranger and was always eager to meet and chat with anyone. His quick wit was shared with many people. His grandchildren will never forget the laughter over the limericks he taught them which were not always parent approved. He was preceded in death by mom Marie Nelson, dad Gordon Nelson, brother Rodney Nelson, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joanne (Folkema) Nelson; children Cullen Nelson and Dan (Shana) Nelson; grandchildren Taitum, Landon, Makalah, Christian and Alexandra; father-in-law John (Kathy) Folkema; mother-in-law Dorothy Folkema; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Joyce (Rick) Keller, Jerome Folkema, Jim (Penny) Folkema, Joey (Stefanie) Folkema, Jill Folkema and Jeff Folkema and many other relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Music was provided by Elaine Keehr, Jeanne McGrew, Bob DeYoung, Rick Martens and Lou Morgan. Casket bearers were Joyce Keller, Joey Folkema, Jerome Folkema, Jill Folkema, Jim Folkema and Jeff Folkema. Honorary casket bearers were Betty Jo Williams, Gary Werkhoven, Rod Herwig, Richard Finley, Marshall McGrew, Lynn Osterman, Mike Krebs, Rollie Nelson and Leon Hines. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at

Rick Kruse died and went to be with his savior on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Elderwood in Hinckley. He was 62 years old. He was born on Nov. 8, 1955 in Mora to Roger and D Dorothy (Stransky) Kruse. H He attended Quamba School ((which he lovingly called Q Quamba Tech) through the ssixth grade and graduated ffrom Mora High School in 11973. He was united in marrriage to the love of his life, P Patty Hancock on Sept. 99, 1978. To this union two ssons were born Cheyne and S Sean. He was very proud of tthe men his sons became. H He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a carpenter, building and remodeling several homes in the area. After he worked for a person he usually became their friend for life. Outside of work he was very active. He enjoyed bowling from his youth into his adult years. He was the first person to bowl a 300 game in a sanctioned league at Mora Lanes on Dec. 19, 1986. He received a ring for his efforts. He also enjoyed deer hunting every year with his sons. Snowmobiling was another one of his passions. He and his wife went on many snowmobile trips with friends. He pitched horseshoes at the league in Pine City where he and his horseshoe partner Greg Kroschel were champs of the league. He also played softball where a lot of memories were made on and off the field. He made lifelong friends through all of his activities. In Feb. 1997, he suffered a brain aneurysm. He had surgery on Feb. 14, 1997 and after the surgery he suffered a massive stroke. To the surprise of his doctors, he survived and continued to live with his wife who would assume the role of caregiver. In Dec. 2016, he moved to Elderwood in Hinckley where he received excellent care from the staff. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; in-laws, Rose and Delroy Hancock; nephew, baby Strohkirch; uncles, Gene Kruse, Ray Stransky, Ken Stransky and Bob Lawrence. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patty; sons, Cheyne (Ramanda) and Sean (Chelsea); grandchildren, Tyler, Natalee, Marissa, Vivian and Milani; sister, Diane (John) Strohkirch; nephew, Todd (Emily) Strohkirch and his daughters; niece, Nik (Chad) Jungers and family; aunts, Gerry Lawrence, Chub Stransky and Marlene (Marvin) Simons; brothers-inlaw, Bruce, Bill (Lucy) and his daughters and Kevin (Simona) Hancock; sister in law, Gloria (Wayne) Rolstad and sons; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday. Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Arrangements are handled by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at

Daryl G. DePoppe Daryl “Weiner” Gene DePoppe, of Henriette, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at his home. He was 65 years old. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. A prayer service will be held at 12:45 p.m. A full notice will follow next week. Condolences may be posted at

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Harper Moiraine Grandstrand Hart died on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. She received her angel wings at the age of 4 ½ months. She was born June 14, 2018, to her loving parents, S Summer Hart and Connor G Grandstrand, in Sioux F Falls, South Dakota. Harper w was such a happy child. She llit up her family’s lives with h her smile and sweet perssonality. She will forever be iin their hearts and will be g greatly missed. Her parents want to say tthank you to everyone for ttheir support in these diffic cult times. She was preceded in death b by great-grandparents Larry and Judy Graton, Ruth Magnuson, Dalton Hofius and Roy Grandstrand and great-great grandparents Melvin and Irene Grandstrand. She is survived by parents, Connor and Summer, protective big brother Liam, and sister AshleyJo; grandparents Ryan and Tina Hart and Dean and Patti Grandstrand; great-grandparents James and Linda Hart, James and Kathy Magnuson, Leona Hofius and Dorothy Grandstrand; great-great-grandparent Loraine Hart; aunts Kristin Hart, Taylor Hart and Chelsie Grandstrand; uncles Matthew Hart, Kegan Grandstrand and Dalton Grandstrand and cousin Braedyn Hart. Her service was held on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Monetary donations are requested in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements by Benson Funeral Home, 1111 25th Ave. S., St. Cloud.

Gordon Harold Smith, of Ogilvie and the Dalbo area, died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the Hennepin Medical Center. He was 79 years old. He was born on March 10, 1939, in Ogilvie, to p parents Lloyd and Thelma ((Linder) Smith. He attende ed Ogilvie School. In 1958, G Gordon met Carolyn Curtis w while skating at the Crystal R Roller Rink. He was drafted iinto the Army on March 18, 11957, and served in Korea ffor 36 months. After his rreturn, He and Carolyn w were united in marriage on A Aug. 22, 1959, at the Metho odist Church in Osseo. The c couple remained in Osseo a and had three boys Timothy, Todd and Thomas. In 1963 he and his wife moved to the Dalbo area, where they farmed dairy and crops for many years. He loved having all kinds of animals on the farm, especially his goats and ducks. He was a “jack of all trades” and worked many different jobs including draftsman and plumber over the years. On Aug. 30, 2011, his wife passed away after suffering a severe stroke. He was blessed to find love again, and was united in marriage to Janice Marie (Akerson) Blade in 2015. He will be missed by his beloved dog Sheba and all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Carolyn; siblings Pauline, Mary, Willy and Ernie; step-children Elizabeth and Billy and sister-in-law Merry. He is survived by wife Jan of Ogilvie, sons Tim (Tammy) of Ogilvie, Todd (Tawn) of Ogilvie and Thomas (Rosemary) of Ogilvie; step-son Vernon (Erin) Blade of Alabama; grandchildren Jill (Eric), Josh (Cheerie), Terri, Desiree (Jake), Nicole (Jordan), Nick, Casey (Hali), Cody (Mellisa), Desire (Daniel), and Logan (Idallas); 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Maxine, Vonnie and Jeannie; sisters and brothers-inlaw Sheri (Charlie), Teddy (Donna), Marti (Sandra), Tina (Alan), Cathy (Joe), Rudy and Roland (Marlene) as well as many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A gathering of friends was held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Arrangements by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.

Irvin A. Sanders Irvin Andrew Sanders, of New Hope, formerly of Mora, died on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the St. Therese Home in New Hope. He was 89 years old. He was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in McGregor to p parents Mark and Ramona ((Rostberg) Sanders. He was tthe oldest of five children. A As a child he grew up in K Kroschel, helping his grandp parents on their farm. In M May of 1951, He entered the U United States Army. He sserved overseas in Korea u until his honorable disc charge in April of 1953. Irvin met his soul mate, M Muriel Youngquist, and tthey were united in marrriage on April 3, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. To this union two children were born. They lived in Brooklyn Park, where they raised their family. He retired from Brinks Security, where he spent his career as an armored truck driver, and the couple moved to Brunswick for the remainder of their retirement. They were happily married for 56 years when his wife passed away in December of 2009. With declining health, he moved to the St. Therese Home in New Hope to be closer to his family. He enjoyed his last year there meeting the staff and residents and having frequent visits from his children and grandchildren. He loved woodworking and spent hours in his shop making birdhouses and planter boxes. He also enjoyed mowing his lawn and keeping his home and yard meticulous. He loved music, especially classic country, bluegrass and big band songs. He was a talented singer and played the harmonica. He enjoyed sharing his love of music with kids, grandkids and friends. He left an impression on everyone he met and he will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Muriel; sisters, Ann Maeder, Donna Meredith and Ellie Tolefson. He is survived by daughter, Ann; son, John; grandchildren, Michael (Casey Zych) Biondo and Stephanie (Mike Morrissey) Biondo; sister, Ramona (Bernie) Benson and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the Mora American Legion Post 201. Inurnment will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.

THANK YOU Thanks to all our family and friends who came to help us celebrate our anniversary. It was an awesome day. One we will add to our other memories. Even though we asked for no cards or gifts, we received many. Thank you to Kev’s Depot for all the good food and my daughter for the cake/cupcakes. Thank you. God bless you. Dave and Merla Berg

NAMES IN THE NEWS Erik Moe of Mora has been accepted for admission for the 2019-20 academic year to Luther College. Moe has been awarded the Founders Scholarship.

BIRTHS Gaven I. Kelling Gaven Iver Kelling was born Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 2018, at Mercy Hospit to Deven Kelling tal a Heather Lindala and o Mora. He weighed 8 of p pounds 3 ounces and w 21 inches long. was He is welcomed h home by sister L Lexi (4). Grandparents are S Steven and Nichole K Kelling of Mora and D Darryl and Julie B Ballman of Stacy.

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Foreclosed Property Auction (Cash Only) U-Save Mini Storage, 2184 Prokosch Rd, Mora, MN (320)-225-SAVE Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 1:00 PM Contents of Storage Units to be sold: Michelle Allison Unit 12 Jeff Bolger Unit 24 Elaine Gersdtner Unit 6 Thurs., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. Milaca Area Tool & Machinery Auction. Kevin Wedell & local farmers, owners. Located at 14382 130th Ave., Milaca, MN 56353. From the stoplight in Milaca go west on Highway 23 1 ¼ miles to County Road 112. Turn north ½ mile to 130th Avenue, and then continue north 1.4 miles to site. Follow signs. Lawn & garden equip., construction tools & shop items, sporting & recreational, antiques & collectibles, automobiles & trailers, farm machinery & attachments, hay & livestock equip., outdoor boiler, pool table & furniture. Siemers Auctioneers. Mitchell Siemers, auctioneer. Lic. #48-16-016. 320-267-1799.

401 AUCTION CALENDAR Nov. 18, 11:32 a.m. No Reserve Auction. Arli & Judy Johnson, owners. Located at 17999 Mission Creek Run, Pine City, MN 55063. 6 miles south of Hinckley, MN on Interstate 35 to Beroun Exit 175, Go up ramp to Beroun Crossing Road, then 200 ft. west to Frontage Road, ( Pine County Road 54), then 1 mile north to Mission Creek Road, go around curve appx. 200 ft., then north, 2nd place on the right. 1992 JD 320 lawn tractor, water cooled, mower and snow blower; 1994 Honda TRX-200 four wheeler; hand wrenches; hand power tools; beautiful high quality household furniture; misc., etc. Auction will take less than 2 hours. 10% Buyers Premium. Robyn Auctions, Byron Robyn, auctioneer. Lic. #3321, 320-291-9566. Auctions By Norby., Col. Kevin C. Norby, auctioneer, Lic. #3303 320-279-0712.

451 RENTALS COMMERCIAL 2 Office Suites avaliable 2 rooms each, 221 Union St S, Mora, next to the theatre. Heather 320-679-4569

Progressive Living Solutions is a local North Branch residential adult foster care provider supporting high functioning adults with mental illness and other disabilities. Looking for kind and caring staff to assist us in our supportive, fun, and laid-back social environment. No physical cares or restraining actions required. Offering a competitive hourly wage, paid training, annual bonus, and a $500.00 new hire bonus. Now hiring for 3:00pm – 10:15pm Direct Care positions and 10:00pm – 7:30am Awake Overnight positions with rotating weekends. Please call to discuss this opportunity! (651) 277 - 7777

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FT and PT positions available. FREE NAR CLASSES and a SIGN ON BONUS. Offering competitive wages and benefits. Please see website for more information and job descriptions or call Amy @ 651-237-3055 AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled


451 RENTALS COMMERCIAL Apartment for rent: 2 bedroom, utilities included. $850/month. Mora. 320-515-1887. Available immediately: 2-BDRM apartments at Meadowbrook, in Mora. $770/month + electric. No pets or smoking. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. Meadowbrook 1 & 2 BDRM apartments- Mora, starting at $670 + electric. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. Northern Oaks North Branch Subsidized Senior Apartment available. 952-935-6256 Office Space for Rent in Downtown Pine City – Call 651-442-0905.

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REPORT DISCRETELY. If you’ve heard or seen anything similar to what is already reported below, you may be one of many people in Northern Minnesota to have had an encounter. If so, you are not crazy. This is real, and we know it. If you’ve heard things like wood-on-wood tree knocks; high-pitched, sustained screams; long howls (the likes of which are much louder and deeper than that of wolves or coyotes); heard loud penetrating roars, grunts, growls, yelps, whoops, or inexplicable deep barks – WE NEED TO TALK. If you’ve heard distant chatter, perhaps in an indistinguishable language, coming from areas where such sounds would otherwise be illogical – CONTACT ME. Other highly credible people in your area have reported hearing the same type of vocalizations. If you’ve seen clearly arranged rock or stick displays, this is also being reported. We’ve documented tree structures in your area made with uprooted, uncut sticks and found large footprints and taken reports from eyewitnesses who have seen and smelled the animal itself. You may be yet one more person to have had these same experiences. If so, please contact me. Your name will not be used without express permission from you. As a side note, it can be quite liberating to speak to someone who knows the truth. I want nothing from you except your story. If you are the property owner on the land where your encounter occurred, we may compensate you for your story. Call, text, or email me – Jeff 651-302-3800 •

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Our creative design department produces advertising & internet materials for our newspapers and regional shopper in East Central Minnesota. As a graphic designer you will work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and the ability to work creatively to conceptualize and design effective ads while meeting our quality standards. You must possess excellent design & communication skills. Desired Skills: A two-year degree in graphic design & experience preferred. Must be proficient with Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite. Web ad design and newspaper ad/print ad design experience is preferred. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. Send Resume to: Misti Hamlin Kanabec Publications • 107 Park St. S., Mora, MN 55051 or e-mail to

Now Hiring Direct Support Professionals Homes in Hugo, Dellwood, White Bear, Wyoming, North Branch, Harris, Stanchfield, Pine City, Brook Park $250 Sign on Bonus Starting wages range $12.00 to $17.00/hr. Weekend differentials, Overnight differentials Year-end bonus Paid training Medical, Dental, 401(k), Paid Personal Leave We have full-time, part-time, and relief positions available Community Living Options provides 24-hour residential care and supervision to adults and children with intellectual developmental disabilities, mental health and medical challenges. For interview call Polly @ 651-237-1087 or email: Apply online at

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Thank you Veterans, for your service and sacrifice.

Kanabec County Times E-edition November 8, 2018  
Kanabec County Times E-edition November 8, 2018