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The race for second place in the men’s 58K was won by a toe by Andrew Brown (left) of St. Paul with Cory Ellertson of Robbinsdale just behind him.

Vasaloppet skiers contend for greatness BY KIRSTEN FAURIE EDITOR@MORAMINN.COM

Packed with skiers, volunteers, bicyclists, dogs and spectators — downtown Mora was alive with activity throughout Vasaloppet USA weekend. In years past, a lack of natural snow would have meant the cancellation of the annual ski races, but Vasaloppet volunteers created and spread an estimated 10,000 cubic yards of man-made snow to provide skiers with a high-quality trail that readily withstood the events.

LIEBSCH DOMINATES 58K — AGAIN On Saturday, Feb. 11, Matt Liebsch of Orono took first place in the men’s 58K race for the eighth consecutive year — a first in Vasaloppet USA history. Liebsch said he gets older every year and one day his streak of consecutive wins will break, but not this year — not by a long shot. Liebsch took first place by a gap of nearly 3 minutes, finishing in 2:03:12. The competition for who would come in second place was much closer — the second,

‘One thing I love about this race is the community is absolutely incredible .’ Steven Scoles Men’s 42K Classic first-place finisher third and fourth place finishers fell across the finish line and tumbled into a pile of legs, skis and poles and placement needed to be decided by photo. While timing chips are on the

skiers chests, the first skier to cross their toe over the line is declared the winner. After photo review, Andrew Brown of St. Paul took second place and Cory Ellertson of Robbinsdale took third. This was the first time Alice Flanders ever skied the Vasaloppet, yet she took first place in the women’s 58K with a time of 2:18:31. Flanders said it wasn’t easy but made it through the encouragement of the skiers around her. While Flanders lives in the Twin Cities, her parents purchased a

home in Mora about a year ago. “My parents decided to move to Mora because of the skiing. One of their life goals was to ski out their back door and they can do that now,” Flanders said. “They are absolutely loving it and it is easy to see with how great the community is here.” Flanders gave a big thank you to the volunteers and people who created the trail system and said she was excited to accept a trip to compete in the Swedish Vasaloppet as prize for winning first place. SEE VASALOPPET, PAGE 8

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KANABEC COUNTY COURT REPORT The following charges were filed in Kanabec County Court on Feb. 8 - 14, 2017. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mitch Paul Poirier (DOB-7/19/1988) of Albert Lea was charged on Feb. 8, with one count of DWI - operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, one count of DWI - operating a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours. (Occurred 12-21-16) Robert Brian Moose (DOB-4/13/1972) of Isle was charged on Feb. 8, with one count of possession or sale of stolen or counterfeit check (occurred Oct. 19, 2016). Mallori Christine Tichy (DOB-9/17/1990) of Fridley was charged on Feb. 9, with one count of fifth-degree assult - inflicting or attempting bodily harm. Bryce Keanu Blazejak (DOB-6/20/1995) of Mora was charged on Feb. 9, with one count of domestic abuse - violating No Contact Order. Travis Victor Hughes (DOB-7/16/1994) of Mora was charged on Feb. 9, with one count of misdemeanor domestic assault - intentionally inflicting/attempting to inflict bodily harm. Shawn Lee Boots (DOB-12/29/1973) of Isanti was charged on Feb. 13, with one count of driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety. Kyle Mitchell Clough (DOB-2/23/1995) of Mora was charged on Feb. 13, with one count of trespass - premises of another - refusing to depart. Amber Lynn Smith (DOB-10/12/1987) of Mora was charged on Feb. 13, with one count of theft - taking/using/transferring movable property without consent. Taylor Elissa Koralia (DOB-5/13/1998) of Ogilvie was charged on Feb. 14, with one count of misdemeanor domestic assault - intentionally inflicting/attempting to inflict bodily harm and one count of disorderly conduct offensive/abusive/noisy/obscene.

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The process by which a 136 foot well was legally drilled north of the Nordic Center in Mora for Vasaloppet snow making purposes caused some static between Vasaloppet trail makers and the city of Mora, sparking conversation among citizens about the safety of their water and the success of the ski race. This ski season, the Vasaloppet created and spread approximately 10,000 cubic yards of snow to create the ski trails. Making that much snow requires a good deal of water. Vasaloppet board member Mike Brown estimated snow making would use about 600,000-700,000 gallons of water in a ski season. Even though the number has a lot of zeros, MN DNR hydrologist Craig Wills said 700,000 gallons is “small potatoes” and wouldn’t have a negative effect on the aquifer supply. In 2016, the Vasaloppet made snow with water from Trailview school. In March, 2016, the city of Mora waived the cost of the water, but instructed the Vasaloppet committee to make different arrangements to accommodate future snow making. According to the March 15, 2016, Mora City Council/Public Utilities Commission minutes, “(Wade) Weber shared the Vasaloppet committee is discussing creating a pond and digging a well on land owned by the Vasaloppet outside of the city limits to support snow making necessity in future years.” Brown said the Vasaloppet would

prefer to make snow from untreated well water because the treated city water is “too clean.” The minerals found in well water help snow form and simply makes better snow. Brown said the cost of the water if they had to pay the city for each gallon was also a concern. That summer, the Vasaloppet asked the city of Mora if they could drill a well near the Nordic Center within city limits in order to supply the water. Mora’s city ordinances prohibit private wells within the city limits. The Vasaloppet asked for a variance. According to Mora City Administrator Joel Dhein, every penetration into the water table is a potential source of contamination and is a public health concern. Part of the city’s wellhead protection plan is to limit private wells that penetrate the aquifer the city draws from. Hydrologist Wills said an improperly constructed well could pose a threat. The city later told the Vasaloppet it could drill a well if the well was installed to municipal standards, which requires a wider diameter pipe, regular maintenance, inspections and testing. Brown said the requirements of water testing made the municipal well option too expensive and estimated it would cost the Vasaloppet anywhere from $2,000$3,000 annually. The Vasaloppet’s snow making equipment lies approximately 100 feet south of the city’s northern limits. Rather than drill a municipal well, the Vasaloppet arranged an easement with the property owner to

the north, just outside the city limits but still within the wellhead protection area. The Vasaloppet followed state requirements and had a 136-foot well drilled in this location on Dec. 21, by Mora Well Company, a licensed well driller. Brown said he was disappointed that the Vasaloppet and the city were unable to work together better and come up with a solution that would be supported by all and benefit the community. Dhein said the slight location change did not reduce his concerns for the city’s water. “Penetrations into the aquifer are potential sources for contamination,” he said. “Our main concern is protecting the water supply for our community and that’s what drives our actions.” The city does not have any jurisdiction over the new well. There are five other wells within 1,750 feet of the Nordic Center to the north and east. Because the Vasaloppet well would be drawing a large amount of water compared to a typical residential well, The Vasaloppet applied for and received an appropriations permit from the DNR which users must receive if they will withdraw more than 10,000 gallons of water per day or 1 million gallons per year. During a 30-day comment period for the permit which ended Feb. 7, Arthur Township did have concerns that the well was located within their road right-of-way. Wills later confirmed that the well is not near a township road. Kirsten Faurie is the editor of the Kanabec County Times.

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FEB. 16 Congress Comes to You U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) announced that his staff will be in Isle today to meet with the public and discuss issues and topics of importance to constituents. From 3 - 4 p.m. members of his staff will be at Isle City Hall.

Gray Matters NAMI Minnesota will be at Eastwood Life Enrichment Center in Mora at 10 a.m. to talk about depression in older adults. Discussion will include risk factors, warning signs, stigma, treatment, etc. For registration or information contact Debbie at disakson@thriftywhite.com.

Experience Duluth - Author Brian Freeman at library East Central Regional Library invites the public to the Mora Library at 6:30 p.m. for a slide show presentation profiling real-life places in the Northland which have been featured in author Brian Freeman’s books from the Jonathan Stride series. He has earned prestigious awards for his psychological thrillers.

Search for the Northwest Passage Onamia Depot Library will feature Gaynelle Templin at 1 p.m. Her documentary and discussion will recount the one year trip she and her late husband, Roger Swanson, experienced as they sailed aboard their yacht, “Cloud Nine” through the elusive and dangerous Northwest Passage above North America.

health literacy by teaching the basic first aid skills needed to help a person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Participants will receive a certificate for completing the course as well as a course manual. To register or for more information contact Nancy Quinn at 651-645-2948, ext. 132.

FEB. 18 Quamba Crusaders 4-H Art Show The Quamba Crusaders 4-H Art Show will be held at Quamba Baptist Church (26358 Crosby Ave., Brook Park) from 2 - 4 p.m. Enter at the east door by the church playground. A silent auction on select artwork will be held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Monies raised will benefit the Quamba Crusaders 4-H Club for community and club projects. Refreshments will be provided.

Berry Growing Workshop Kanabec County Master Gardeners and Mora Community Education are sponsoring a berry growing workshop at Trailview School commons area from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be led by instructors Seth Wannemuehler and Nathan Hecht, University of MN graduate students in the applied plant sciences program. There is no fee for the course but a freewill offering will be accepted to help cover expenses. Preregistration is requested by Feb. 15, by calling Mandi at 320679-6200 or Kim at 320-679-6440.

FEB. 20 Northern Exposure Photography Club

FEB. 17 Musikgarten Calling parents and grandparents: Those with children birth through 3 1/2 years old are invited to Musikgarten. During the weekly 15 week sessions, kids will learn about music and rhythm. The sessions will be at First Presbyterian Church of Mora at 3 p.m.

The February meeting will take place at the Kanabec History Center at 7 p.m. Members are invited to submit photos in the open category or the interpretive “Portrait of Someone.” The club will be watching and discussing a National Geographic photography DVD. Community persons are invited to attend.

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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free Mental Health First Aid training course at Pine City Technical and Community College from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This eight-hour course is aimed at improving mental

The first meeting of the year will be at 7 p.m. at the Kanabec History Center in Mora. Diana Rankin, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener in Kanabec County will present a program on “Growing Vegetables and Other Edibles in Con-

tainers.” The program is free and open to the public.

55+ Driver Improvement Course The four-hour refresher course will be offered from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Mora High School, Community Ed. room No. 238. Persons age 55 and older who complete the initial eight-hour course and maintain the fourhour refresher course every three years are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance. Prergistration is required and a fee is charged for the course. For more information or to register call 888-234-1294. This course is now available online as well by going to www. mnsafetycenter.org.

FEB. 22 Congress Comes to You U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) announced that his staff will be in Ogilvie today to meet with the public and discuss issues and topics of importance to constituents. From 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. members of his staff will be at Ogilvie Senior Dining and from 1 - 2 p.m. they will be at City Hall.

return free of charge. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required as class size is limited. Call Mandi Yoder in the district office at 320679-6200. Additional dates scheduled are March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13.

Toddler Storytime The Mora Public Library invites children ages 18 months to 3 years old to storytime at the library beginning at 11 a.m.

FEB. 24 55+ Driver Improvement Course The four-hour refresher course will be offered from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Mora High School, Community Ed. room No. 238. Persons age 55 and older who complete the initial eight-hour course and maintain the fourhour refresher course every three years are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance. Prergistration is required and a fee is charged for the course. For more information or to register call 888-234-1294. This course is now available online as well by going to www. mnsafetycenter.org.

Movie Matinee Eastwood Life Enrichment Center in Mora invites to public to a free movie showing of “The Grand Seduction” at 1 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13. The movie is free and popcorn will be served.

FEB. 23 Music with Rosalie Ludwig Eastwood Life Enrichment Center in Mora will be featuring Rosalie Ludwig and “Name That Tune.” Rosalie will play a few notes and participants can guess the song and win a prize. Refreshments will be served and all interested persons are invited to attend.

The Busy Hour Club The Busy Hour Club will meet at Lorraine Oslin’s home at 1 p.m.

FEB. 27 Dala Business Women The public is invited to come to Freddie’s Pine Room in Mora for social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the program will be “Incredible Journeys” featuring Lexi Bruno, 22 and Erin Denny, 24 who made a trip around Lake Superior in kayaks. They started their trip on June 4 and completed it Aug. 19, 2016. For reservations call Jennifer at 763486-2979. A fee will be charged.

Paper Players All interested persons are invited to Eastwood Life Enrichment Center in Mora at 1 p.m. to learn how to recycle greeting cards. Participants will make two to take home. There is no charge to attend.

Learn to do Taxes Mora Community Ed has arranged for IRS certified coaches to help taxpayers prepare their own tax returns using free online software. A coach will guide persons through the process of preparing and filing a simple tax

FEB. 28 Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge Sons of Norway invites the public to hear John Yilek present Stories of Norway at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society bldg.

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Kimball coach shares life lessons with Ogilvie boys BY KIRSTEN FAURIE EDITOR@MORAMINN.COM

Ogilvie’s boys basketball team has had a tough year. They are a small school and like most years they have struggled to put together enough kids for a competitive team. A handful of upperclassmen have quit mid-season leaving even more gaps in the roster, so kids in younger grades with less experience have been filling in. Ogilvie has yet to find its first win, and some of the losses have been pretty brutal. But it hasn’t been all doom and gloom. On its Facebook page Feb. 12, the Minnesota State High School League shared a special letter they received from Ogilvie’s assistant basketball coach. The letter illustrates that what these boys are learning goes beyond athletic ability:

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Our team is hardworking but after having four players leave our team during the year we have had to piece things together. Ogilvie is a very small school where winning isn’t a huge thing so when losses, mount frustration can become a very real situation. On our recent to trip to Kimball for a boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 10, we knew we were going to have our hands full with a very good Cubs team that was near the top of our section (5A). The bus got there an hour early prior to the JV game so we had plenty of time to shoot and relax.

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‘A coach who teaches life lessons that help players become better men first and ballplayers second is very important.’ Matt Gunderson Ogilvie Assistant Boys Basketball Coach While the team was shooting around, my four-year-old son was with me and he was dribbling a big varsity-sized ball on the baseline when the Kimball head coach, Jay Klein, came up to him and handed him a smaller ball. It was one that you would get from a carnival for playing a game; my son’s eyes lit up at the sight of a new ball. Coach Klein didn’t have to do that but he did out of the goodness of his heart. The junior varsity game went to Kimball 60-38 with both teams battling a close second half that saw Kimball outscore Ogilvie only 24-23 after having a 36-15 halftime lead. Following the JV game, Mr. Klein approached me and gave me very positive comments about the team just by his observation of watching the game. The varsity game was a bit more one-sided with Kimball winning 91-31. Only having 14 players on the roster (9-12 grade), we don’t have the manpower to compete with most teams for a

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full game. Fatigue sets in as our rotation contains a core of six players (three seniors and three juniors). After those six we go to our JV players, who aren’t on a varsity level but due to lack of numbers are learning on the fly and working hard doing it. Now to the reason I’m sending this email. Coach Klein of Kimball came into our locker room after the game and spoke to our players. He gave an example of the Kimball football team, which hasn’t won a game in four years. The way he talked to the players, he has a very sportsmanship-like attitude and cares more about the lives of the students than the game of basketball. As I continue my coaching career I hope I can become a coach like him because a coach like him is what every team needs. No matter if you’re undefeated or haven’t won a game, a coach who teaches life lessons that help players become better men first and ballplayers second is very important. Our head coach in Ogilvie has been trying to teach our kids about life as the year has gone on, and now hearing it from another coach I hope the words we say in practice and in games begin to sink in. Again, big thank you to Coach Klein for everything that he did. He didn’t have to do any of it but he did anyway. Matt Gunderson Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Ogilvie High School

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Community Ed Hosts Painting Class

Star Wars is Theme of ‘I Love to Read Month’

Community Education has joined the latest craze and hosted a nature scene Canvas Painting Class. The instructor of “Painting with Charlene” walked everyone through the process while painting this beautiful 12” X 16” nature scene on canvas. Participants with all skill levels enjoyed an evening out and were able to bring home their paintings when they were finished. CE plans on having “Painting with Charlene” return with another project in the future.

Trailview Love they intro introTrail ie staff and students had a fun kickoff to “I Lo e to Read Month” when hen the duced their Star Wars theme - “Reading is out of this World.” Staff created a video parody called, “Can’t Stop the Reading,” to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and students were treated to Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Yoda introducing the calendar events for the month. We look forward to students reading throughout the month of February in preparation for our finale on March 3.

Preparing for Video Competition

‘How Full is Your Bucket?’

Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

100 Days of School Students Schulz’s enjoyed St d t in i Mrs. M S h l ’ second d grade d class l j d celebratl b t ing the 100th day of school by dressing up and sharing facts about the number 100! Some students dressed up as 100 years in the past, some dressed up as 100 years in the future, and others brought in 100 items for the event!

The College in the Schools students in Mrs. Stenberg’s German Four class are busy preparing for a video competition at the University of Minnesota next month. In the midst of their hard work, every Friday they take a day for Kaffeeklatsch “coffee gossip.” Here you see them drinking hot beverages and discussing their movie project while “speed dating.” We are so proud of our seniors!

Superintendent Schultz read to Fairview students in Mrs. Qual’s computer lab. Mr. Schultz read the book “How Full is your Bucket?” and promoted the life skills of friendship, compassion and encouragement. Students from Rush City listened as well and were connected through use of technology. As a result of the activity 14 teachers have continued to connect their classrooms as penpals.

Consumer, Producer and Goods and Services

Junior High Math League

Fairview Students Perform Plays

In Mr. Nelson’s Social Studies class they have been learning about and identifying who is a Consumer, Producer, and Goods and Services. They ended their unit by making butter out of cream.

Herwig Serves on Youth Council

Thanks to an East Central Regional Arts Council Legacy Grant, Mora Comprehensive Arts Planning Program was happy to offer all sixth grade students at Trailview School a weeklong arts residency with COMPAS artist, Saymoukda Vongsay called, theatrical science. The plays were based on various science topics. After four days of hard work, the students performed their plays for an audience in the Trailview Media Center.

The Mora Junior High Math League’s season ended on Jan. 9. This year, Mora had two scoring teams comprised of 20 7th and 8th graders who competed in a total of five meets. Mora placed second and fifth out of five complete teams this year. Last year our two teams finished in third and fourth, so it was a nice team improvement. Two 7th graders placed in the top 10 individually this year: Margo Niskanen finished the season in fourth place and Garret Honstrom finished in 10th. Both students received a medal and certificate for their top 10 finishes. Mora is part of the East Central Division, which includes North Lakes Academy (Forest Lake), North Branch, Ogilvie, and Mora. The junior high math league is coached by Michelle Ostien.

For a list of Community Education offerings, please visit the Mora School Website at www.moraschools.org and click on Community Education (under the District drop-down) or go to the Webstore. If questions, please call (320) 679-6200.

On January, th the Mi Minnesota Youth Council ComO the th 29th off J t Y th C il C mittee met at the Senate Building in St. Paul to hear testimony on three bills that affect youth throughout the State of Minnesota. House File 116 regarding affirmative consent on college campuses was presented to the Council by Rep. Erin Murphy and received unanimous support. Two pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Quam, HF 23 regarding religious liberties in schools and HF 41 entitled, the Student Physical Privacy Act received a few affirmative votes from the MYC Committee but not an endorsement. Students are pictured in one of the Senate Hearing rooms next to the Capitol. The Q & A session lasted approximately one hour for each bill before a roll call vote was taken. Adam Herwig (pictured on the far left) a senior at MHS was selected to be a member of the Youth Council to replace Rosemary Edberg who served last year. The Council will meet on March 21 and again April 21 at the Capitol to lobby or testify in favor or against other proposed bills. If you are interested in following the progress of the three bills that were heard in January you can go online to: https:// www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legis


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NAMES IN THE NEWS Jesse Lee of Ogilvie has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Sara Tomlinson of Braham has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Charles O. Hendrickson of Mora has been named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2016 at the University of Minnesota Duluth College of Science and Engineering. He is a senior majoring in electrical engineering. Katelynn M. Murner of Mora has been named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2016 at the University of Minnesota Duluth College of Education and Human Service Professions. She is a freshman and has not yet declared her major. James Pydynkowski of Ogilvie graduated magna cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hydrology. Fall semester 2016 commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Kennadie Anderson of Mora has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Bethel University in St. Paul. She is a sophomore and is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Anderson. Anna Munsterteiger of Ogilvie has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Bethel University in St. Paul. She is a senior and is the daughter of Duane and Sheila Munsterteiger.

Kelsie Undem of Mora has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College for the semester ending in December 2016. Nathan J. Anderson of Mora has received high honors for the fall semester 2016 - 2017 academic year at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Karli Weisz of Mora has received the D.J. Robertson Award for earning “straight A” averages for the 2016 fall semester at the University of North Dakota. She was also named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Kirsti Paul of Mora has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at the University of North Dakota. Jacob Renaud of Mora has been named to the fall semester 2016, dean’s list at Itasca Community College. Rachael Anderson of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and rehabilitation. Brady Beier of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in special education. Stephanie Cannon of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and rehabilitation.

Allison Eustice of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. Derek Graves of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in health, wellness and fitness. Ceanna Kollodge of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics engineering. Amanda Nass of Mora has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics. Kailey Berry of Mora has been named to the fall 2016-2017 semester dean’s list at Concordia College in Moorhead. She is a senior and her parents are John Berry of Mora and Sarah Berry. Taylor Strelow of Mora has been named to the fall 2016-2017 semester dean’s list at Concordia College in Moorhead. She is a junior and her parents are David and Cheryl Strelow. Remedios Kilby of Grasston has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Pine Technical and Community College.

Worship Guide Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 320-396-2755. West Central Drive & County Road 4 in northwest Braham. Pastor Richard Chronis. Sunday: Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Traditional on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. Country/Rock/Traditional Worship on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. for 3 years old through 6th grade. Holy Communion celebrated on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays. 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 www.calvarymora.org Pastor Dean Oelfke; Associate in Ministry, Susan Williams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship; 11:15 a.m. Coffee House Worship; 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, 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 www.moraepc.org Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 11 a.m. Sunday School. Communion first Sunday of the month. Fish Lake Chapel Non-denominational 1602 Jade St., Ogilvie Just off Fish Lake Road Pastor Dale Clifton, Interim Pastor 320-982-1017

Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service. Friendship Church of the Nazarene 525 2nd St., Mora Pastor Todd L. Orr Church: 320-679-1125 Cell: 218-414-0740 tjor@charter.net Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Children’s Church. Generation Church 300 E. Forest Ave., Mora Lead Pastor Randy Mitchell Associate Pastor Bob Herder Church: 320-679-1708 www.generationchurchmora.com 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 Pastor Kate Schruba Interim Pastor Mike Peterson Sunday: 8 & 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Sunday Morning Radio Broadcast 10 a.m. on 95.5 FM KBEK. Website: www.gracechurchmora.org Grasston Baptist Church 402 N. Oak St., Grasston www.grasstonbaptist.org info@grasstonbaptist.org 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. Hillman Baptist Church 2748 Jade Street, Mora 320-679-1756 Randy Strom, Pastor www.hillmanbaptist.org Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Wednesdays starting Sept. 21: 6:157:45 p.m. AWANA. Hope Lutheran Church Grasston, 320-396-3925 Jim Sodergren, Pastor hopelutherangrasston.org

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; Holy Communion first and third Sundays and festival days. 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 www.lewislake.org 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 Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth service and adult small group. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship 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

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

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 Marc Freiberg Sr., Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m. Divine Service followed by Adult Bible Study. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Divine Service.

Open Arms Church of God 406 Pine St., Grasston 320-396-3373 www.openarmscog.org Pastor Gene Sherrod Spirit Filled Worship Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Children’s ministry

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 400 SE 8th Street, Braham 320-396-3103 Pastor Tim Renstrom www.ststephensbraham.org Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study.

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.

Trio Community Church Trailview Elementary School 200 N. 9th St., Mora www.triochurch.com Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service; nursery available.

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. Kathryn’s Catholic Church 318 S. Hill Ave., Ogilvie, 320-679-1593 Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass.

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True Vine Lutheran Church (AFLC) 130 Park St. S., Mora, 612-559-2886 Pastor Marlin Harris www.truevinelutheran.org 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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Place Bib

Name

Age/Sex

Chip Time

Gun Time

Place BIB

City State

58K Race

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 2 3 4 5

250 251 257 252 253

MATTHEW LIEBSCH 33M ANDREW K BROWN 27M CORY ELLERTSON 30M THOMAS KENDRICK 23M CHRIS PAPPATHOPOULOS 36M

2:03:12.15 2:06:05.53 2:06:05.32 2:06:06.39

2:03:12.15 2:06:05.53 2:06:05.32 2:06:06.39

ORONO MN ST PAUL MN ROBBINSDALE MN EDINA MN

2:07:49.47

2:07:49.47

SUN PRAIRIE WI

2:18:29.58 2:22:31.67 2:22:45.84 2:37:58.14 2:37:58.41

2:18:29.58 2:22:31.67 2:22:45.84 2:37:58.14 2:37:58.41

MORA MN BARRIE ON MOUND MN ANCHORAGE AL ANCHORAGE AL

Top 5 Women Finishers 20 25 26 48 49

31 61 32 28 29

ALICE FLANDERS ISABELLA HOWDEN JAN GUENTHER CLAIRE TRUJILLO ANNA TRUJILLO

24F 20F 57F 21F 21F

42K Race

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 2 3 4 5

6501 6508 6662 6710 6692

STEVEN SCOLES 45M EVAN S PENGELLY 37M JUSTIN PAVLISH 36M DAVID ANDERSON 32M KEVIN BROCHMAN 57M

1:55:01.41 1:55:05.68 1:56:37.91 1:58:00.47 1:58:03.35

1:55:01.41 1:55:05.68 1:56:37.91 1:58:00.47 1:58:03.35

WINNIPEG CAN PLYMOUTH MN CHAMPLIN MN PLYMOUTH MN MAPLEWOOD MN

2:08:17.85 2:11:36.87 2:12:08.16 2:12:08.27 2:17:45.26

2:08:17.85 2:11:36.87 2:12:08.16 2:12:08.27 2:17:45.26

MINNEAPOLIS MN MEDICINE LAKE MN ROSEVILLE MN SAINT PAUL MN BLOOMINGTON MN

36M 34M 21M 42M 41M

1:07:13.24 1:07:14.04 1:07:15.27 1:07:16.08 1:07:20.85

1:07:13.24 1:07:14.04 1:07:15.27 1:07:16.08 1:07:20.85

ANDOVER MN NORTHFIELD MN RAMSEY MN LAKE ELMO MN ELK RIVER MN

21F 20F 37F 18F 30F

1:14:16.62 1:14:18.83 1:16:12.93 1:17:38.87 1:18:20.60

1:14:16.62 1:14:18.83 1:16:12.93 1:17:38.87 1:18:20.60

ROCHESTER MN DULUTH MN WOODBURY MN ROCHESTER MN SAINT CHARLES

14M 16M 17M 15M 15M

25:55.87 26:14.25 26:36.66 27:01.40 27:39.16

25:55.87 26:14.25 26:36.66 27:01.40 27:39.16

COON RAPIDS MN WHITE BEAR LAKE LITTLE FALLS MN MAPLE GROVE MN MINNEAPOLIS MN

16F 16F 32F 13F 23F

29:08.74 31:10.67 31:41.92 31:44.40 31:59.00

29:08.74 31:10.67 31:41.92 31:44.40 31:59.00

WHITE BEAR LAKE MN SHAKOPEE MN ANDOVER MN MINNEAPOLIS MN ASHLAND WI

Top 5 Women Finishers 20 22 25 26 34

7001 7000 7054 7002 7007

KATHLEEN DEWAHL 30F JOSIE E NILSSON 38F KATE ELLIS 60F ELSPETH RONNANDER 31F LYNNE CECIL 55F

35K Race

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 2 3 4 5

2001 2000 2340 2352 2354

PAUL OLSON NATHAN C PORATH JOSEPH P MARTIN ANDREW SCHAKEL DENNY GREEN

Top 5 Women Finishers 22 24 29 32 36

3505 3500 3501 3607 3680

LAURA CATTANEO ASHLEY HERMAN MARGIE NELSON ELENA CATTANEO LAURA E. MILLER

13K Race

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 2 3 4 5

4594 4535 4571 4589 4635

HEIDA JARED SOLBERG TRYG CROCKER SETH KJOME NICK HALL HENRY

Top 5 Women Finishers 8 14 16 17 19

5186 5090 5124 5156 5172

SCHWINTEK OLIVIA JACOBSON OLIVIA SPIES COURTNEY HALL SUDIE SCHELLER ABIGAIL

Local Kanabec County Finishers

Place

Bib

Name

58K Race

29 84 115 140

398 372 346 4530

MATTHEW ALLEN BRENDAN C JOHNSON BRIAN D NISKANEN MATTHEW T FELGER

42K Race

23 31 47 51 94 152 158

6703 6704 7068 6702 6659 6675 7046

MAX P ANDERSON PETER Y LARSEN SARAH CRIDER WADE V WEBER ERIK K RAIVO PAUL R STENBERG SUSAN FRANCEWEBER

35K Race

62 92 111 113 117 122 141 149 156 158 166 174 178 182 185 194 196 197 211 215 219 220 234

2367 2375 2371 2366 2331 2247 3652 2327 2100 2370 2233 2301 2120 2328 2369 2326 3621 3651 3536 2372 2203 2256 3606

JACKSON LENNOX DAVID W KROLL ZACHARY SMITH ERIC D OLSON ERIK HALSEY ANTHONY KIEWEL SCHAE K SINGLETON DYLAN BUCKINGHAM MASON HJELLE JACK D SCHWINGHAMER MARK SMITH BRODY HALVERSON TERRY SALMELA JOHN “LINDBLOM, III” LUCAS W OLEN JON P LARSON MARY JOHNSON CHANA LENNOX DONNA M SMITH ROBERT L LINKERT BRENT HIPPEN JOEL M HIPPEN HANNAH K KIEWEL

Age/Sex Chip Time Gun Time City

State

37M 20M 44M 42M

2:25:19.59 2:56:26.68 3:12:15.01 3:52:42.35

2:25:19.59 2:56:26.68 3:12:15.01 3:52:42.35

Mora MORA MORA MORA

22M 26M 20F 62M 33M 34M 61F

2:11:53.52 2:17:06.40 2:30:00.71 2:30:54.67 3:02:17.62 4:28:53.40 5:34:00.00

2:11:53.52 MORA 2:17:06.40 MORA 2:30:00.71 Mora 2:30:54.67 MORA 3:02:17.62 BROOK PARK 4:28:53.40 MORA 5:34:00.00 MORA

MN MN MN MN MN MN MN

17M 42M 23M 32M 42M 20M 17F 15M 67M 47M 55M 43M 65M 63M 37M 53M 47F 43F 55F 46M 45M 51M 15F

1:24:05.83 1:28:49.64 1:31:37.41 1:32:02.27 1:33:07.64 1:33:20.04 1:38:21.39 1:39:10.33 1:40:02.68 1:40:23.43 1:42:15.31 1:42:56.08 1:43:47.12 1:45:02.44 1:45:37.69 1:46:47.39 1:46:50.70 1:46:51.13 1:50:24.11 1:51:07.47 1:52:00.89 1:52:06.32 1:55:16.39

1:24:05.83 1:28:49.64 1:31:37.41 1:32:02.27 1:33:07.64 1:33:30.04 1:38:21.39 1:39:10.33 1:40:02.68 1:40:23.43 1:42:15.31 1:42:56.08 1:43:47.12 1:45:02.44 1:45:37.69 1:46:47.39 1:46:50.70 1:46:51.13 1:50:24.11 1:51:07.47 1:52:00.89 1:52:06.32 1:55:16.39

MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN MN

Mora MORA Mora MORA MORA DALBO MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA MORA BROOK PARK DALBO

MN MN MN MN

239 244 245 265 276 288 297 301 302 309 310 311 313 320

3655 3625 2379 3589 2260 2303 2358 2384 3593 2029 2376 2284 3599 3598

Name

Age/Sex Chip Time Gun Time

JEN PETERSON BRITTANY BENDER MICHAEL JOHNSTONE JANELLE KUNKEL ZETHAN SCHULTZ DAVID SIGNORE BLAKE MENARD RYAN GAALSWYK JESSICA OLEN DARYL PETERSON CHUCK FLANDERS GABRIEL MARCINIAK KARLEE ERICKSON ANNABLACK-ASMUS

13K Race 7 10 15 20 21 30 31 32 36 38 39 44 46 50 51 56 57 63 64 70 75 77 78 79 80 87 89 92 93 94 98 101 105 107 108 113 114 116 117 118 119 121 123 124 128 129 130 131 132 135 136 138 139 141 142 144 145 149 150 158 165 174 198

4591 4622 4617 4560 4562 5164 4556 4559 4611 4576 5177 4602 4554 5165 4563 5180 4613 5136 4574 4523 5178 4592 5169 4528 5015 4519 4577 4593 5132 5141 5103 4426 5173 4534 5105 5139 5167 4607 5133 5140 5162 4578 4531 5039 5157 5170 5007 5000 5106 4612 4603 4469 5031 5171 4524 5176 4529 5166 5095 5107 4569 5185 5183

BLANK JUSTIN GERDIN CHIP MULFORD TOMMY KRUEGER WILSON JOHNSON JACOB SINGLETON TATE K STRAND BRADY SCHULTZ KARL MORGAN REECE BALMER ISSAC S BOHNEN ELLA N HALVERSON DANE MULFORD BEN BROSSART MARIAH J BENDICKSON LUKE T EDBERG RIA BOSTROM ERIK R NISKANEN MARGO BLANK MIKE R MAROHN OWEN MIRON KROLL PHOEBE BRAIEDY GAGE ONASCH ARIELLA SMITH SAWYER VAN HALE MATTEA OLSON JAKE FELGER JAKOB BRAIEDY KEVIN SCHWINGHAMER LOLA ANDERSON TAYAH DOERR VEDA MULFORD JOE MAROHN ELIZABETH OLSON DONALD W BENDICKSON KATE MCGUIRE JEAN GRAVENING KYLEE HUBBARD CONNER J NISKANEN NOELLE C ERGEN KATHY SANDERS MAREN FELGER ZACKARY WACHSMUTH AUSTIN OSTROM KARINA PETERSON MELISSA M REEVES ELIZABETH MOE ANNELISE KERR NORA ANDERSON ALEATHEA BELKHOLM KEVIN C GIESE TOM BENDICKSON BOB L ERICKSON LILY M CARDA HAZEL CARDA CHAD PETERSON MYA PETERSON JAKE R OLSON MARY J SWANSON CYNTHIA SCHULTZ AMY AMMERMAN JERRY L KROSCHEL KATIE WACHSMUTH KRISTIN

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39F 27F 23M 42F 12M 27M 24M 33M 36F 60M 61M 25M 24F 45F

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1:57:21.18 1:57:54.73 1:57:57.47 2:04:21.67 2:11:21.74 2:25:44.61 2:38:14.05 2:45:01.64 2:47:00.00 3:09:20.09 3:09:24.09 3:10:03.40 3:25:35.25 4:20:34.40

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29:06.41 29:31.24 31:23.66 32:22.50 32:23.74 35:11.26 35:12.20 35:23.99 35:50.95 36:00.76 36:09.83 37:25.80 37:40.20 37:58.15 38:24.58 39:16.11 39:31.29 39:53.75 39:55.17 40:43.49 41:22.33 41:33.79 41:42.96 41:46.41 42:00.29 43:10.25 43:55.70 44:49.45 44:50.79 44:51.79 45:57.82 47:47.49 48:36.24 48:57.74 49:05.24 50:30.45 50:38.57 51:08.38 51:22.55 52:25.54 52:29.34 53:11.57 53:17.57 54:05.53 55:31.84 56:00.19 56:14.38 56:20.48 56:47.30 57:59.11 59:19.24 59:41.79 59:56.36 1:01:37.34 1:01:38.16 1:03:24.84 1:03:25.12 1:05:13.32 1:05:30.66 1:09:21.78 1:14:21.83 1:18:06.46 2:11:27.21

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2017 was the second year the Vasaloppet held the 38K Fat Tire Bike race.

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Mild weather and exciting events drew a crowd of spectators.

Eager dogs helped to pull their masters on skis during the skijoring races.

Place Bib

Name

Age/Sex

CHIP Time

Gun Time

City

State

36M 21M 26M 31M 48M

1:32:34.14 1:34:44.14 1:39:27.14 1:39:42.39 1:42:00.35

1:32:34. 1:34:44. 1:39:27. 1:39:42. 1:42:00.

Lino lakes Brooklyn Park St. Louis Park Mound Cambridge

MN MN MN MN MN

33F 40F 37F 40F 46F

1:45:04.10 1:51:00.00 1:53:00.14 1:55:52.81 2:00:49.85

1:45:04. 1:51:00. 1:53:00. 1:55:52. 2:00:49.

Hopkins St. Cloud Mpls Cambridge Isanti

MN MN MN MN MN

M 51M 32M 27M 40M

18:37.25 21:55.41 22:00.47 23:03.76 23:04.20

18:37.25 21:55.41 22:00.47 23:03.76 23:04.20

Algonquin Mtka Beach Maplewood Minneapolis Falcon Heights

IL MN MN MN MN

Anderson Sierra 30F Johnson Jamie-Ryde 39F Bomier Melanie-Caj 33F Dabkowska Maggie-O38F Versluis Mariel-Bl 51F

18:35.94 19:08.87 22:29.75 26:47.52 28:47.18

18:35.94 19:08.87 22:29.75 26:47.52 28:47.18

Boone Mahtowa Inverness Grand Rapids

IA MN IL MN

38 K Fat Tire

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 2 3 4 5

1164 1186 1159 50 40

Bergman Adam Grace Logan Alexander Gregory Janicki Sam Colbert Jeff

Top 5 Women Finishers 8 17 23 29 36

33 1161 51 38 1195

Morgan April Anderson Kyia Williams Robin Nielson Pamela Hjeltman Tina

10K Skijoring

Top 5 Men Finishers 2 4 5 7 8

238 235 224 230 228

Kissezoff Rich Johnson Dallas Mckean Tyler-Buddy Swanson Adrian-Poy Swanson Torrey-Che

Top 5 Women Finishers 1 3 6 9 10

236 225 233 239 232

4K Skijoring

Top 5 Men Finishers 1 3 5 8 9

90 75 91 77 73

Kroll Dave-Riley Kraft Ryan-Mikko Hanson Christopher Reinhardt Bob-Char Felland Andrew-Ruf

M 29M 46M 30M 25M

13:20.43 13:23.23 15:03.27 16:35.61 16:38.03

13:20.43 13:23.23 15:03.27 16:35.61 16:38.03

Andover Nisswa Richfield Mora

MN MN MN MN

Schwinghamer Johan14F Heida Alexandra-Te 24F Adelman Tanya-Rupa 37F Stanley Teresa-Cal 34F Edgerton Cynthia-M 24F

13:23.02 14:19.02 15:30.14 16:13.08 17:19.23

13:23.02 14:19.02 15:30.14 16:13.08 17:19.23

Mora Fridley Saint Paul Northfield St Paul

MN MN MN MN MN

Top 5 Women Finishers 2 4 6 7 11

82 83 76 81 93

Local Kanabec County Finishers Place

Bib Name

38K Fat Tire 50

26 Vanderport Jason

4K Skijoring 12 16

Age/Sex 46M

92 Alexander Max-Linc 22M 88 Lennox Chana-Cocoa F

ChipTime

Gun Time

City

2:11:18.97

2:11:18.

Braham

MN

17:21.15 17:49.05

17:21.15 17:49.05

Mora Mora

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With the help of parents, children were able to ski in the Miniloppet.

VASALOPPET: Skiers praise Mora community and volunteers FROM PAGE 1

45-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN ECSTATIC OVER 42K WIN Steven Scoles of Winnepeg, Canada, skied his first Mora Vasaloppet in 1998. Now, he is 45 years old and skied his best race yet taking first in the 42K classic race with a time of 1:55:01. Scoles was excited about his win and was happy to finally wear a winner’s wreath. “One thing I love about this race is the community is absolutely incredible,” he said. “I have been all around North America for racing — the best volunteers and community are here in Mora.” Taking first in the women’s race was Kathleen DeWahl of Minneapolis who finished the 42K in 2:08:17. DeWahl, now 30, has been skiing the Vasaloppet since she was 12 years old. DeWahl said she comes back to ski the Vasaloppet because of the atmosphere created by the support of volunteers and the quality of the trail. She said, “They have been doing a great job in the low snow years. This new course is so much fun to ski.” MORA NATIVE TAKES 35K Despite battling illness, Mora native Paul Olson took first in the men’s 35K in 1:07:13. Once second later his long time competitor and friend Nathan Porath (last year’s first place winner) took second. One second after Porath, Joseph Martin took third. This was Olson’s second time taking first in the 35K. Olson was one of the people who helped to create the trail in the weeks leading up to the Vasaloppet and said the trail was solid and held up very well throughout the race. Overall, he said he was proud of what he and other volunteers were able to accomplish in a low snow year.

In her second year skiing the Vasaloppet, Laura Cataneo, 21, of Rochester took first place in the women’s 35K. Cataneo is currently attending the U of M studying statistics and economics. She skis with the U of M ski team and was impressed by how Mora could gather the snow for the trail. “In Minneapolis we have nothing,” she said, and that the conditions on the Mora ski trails were “phenomenal.” The 58K, 42K and 35K races began and finished on Union Street. The 13K race began on Mora Lake and finished on Union Street. There were a total of 836 finishers in the Saturday Vasaloppet Races. • Team Loppet: 13 finishers • 58K Freestyle: 144 finishers • 42K Classic: 158 finishers • 35 K Freestyle: 321 finishers • 13 K Freestyle: 200 finishers

SPECTATORS CROWD SUNDAY SKIJORING, FAT TIRE BIKE RACE With temperatures near 40 degrees during Saturday and Sunday activities, snow did begin to soften but not enough to cause problems for participants. The mild weather brought a large crowd of spectators to the streets of Mora and all along the race course. The skijoring races on Sunday, Feb. 12, were particularly popular among the crowds. Skiers and their eager dogs began their races on the lake and finished on Union Street. One enthusiastic dog escaped his skier and took off to tackle the race by himself. Another popular event was the Miniloppet where many young children got to participate in their first ski race. Finishers were cheered on by the sound of bells and all received medals. For more information about Vasaloppet USA visit vasaloppet.us. Kirsten Faurie is the editor of the Kanabec County Times.


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The Mora wrestling team will be entering post-season competition this week Feb. 14 and 17 and try to defend their section 7AA title from a year ago. They closed the regular season with a dual at Dassel-Cokato and the Albany tournament last week Friday, Feb. 10. Mora closed its dual meet schedule at Dassel-Cokato Feb. 9, and lost a close dual 41-36. Head coach Tom Youngblom said, “It was a very close dual with some matches that could’ve gone either way and the dual came down to heavyweight. It was a non-conference, non-section dual. Our programs are very similar as far as school size and number of wrestlers out ... so, it’s always a fun way to end our regular season dual meet schedule.” On Friday, Feb. 10, the team

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Jordan Lindquist finished second at the Albany Purple Pride Invitational last Friday.

traveled to Albany for the Purple Pride invitational. Coach Youngblom said, “We’ve had a history of injuries at the end of the year, so we test out some of our younger kids at this tour-

nament. The team finished fifth out of eight and only junior Jordan Lindquist was able to bring home hardware (finished second).” Other Mora wrestlers plac-

ing: • Cody Haggberg-5th • Tommy Nosbush-5th • Austin Voss-6th • Jadan Ponto-6th • Draven Hammel-6th • Danny Schroeder-5th • Collin McCarthy-5th • Jake Nowling-4th • Brandon Udstuen-6th Section 7AA team wrestling started on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Mora is the No. 1 seed in the south and wrestled the winner of Braham/Rush City and Chisago Lakes. If Mora can win they will wrestle on Friday night, Feb. 17, in Princeton at 5 p.m. The likely opponent will be a tough Grand Rapids team. The section championship dual will follow at 7 p.m. Mora has a very young team with 10 starters that are sophomores or younger. The team also lost their lone senior and captain, Ethan Pracher to injury. That will hurt their chances, but the squad will battle hard to the end.

Mora Nordic skiers head to State BY JAYSON PAUTZKE NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

The Mora Mustang boys and girls ski teams competed in the Section 5A ski meet at Theodore Wirth Park on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The boys team qualified for the state meet with an extremely close second-place finish to Champlin Park. On the girls side, freshman Johanna Schwinghamer qualified for the state meet finishing third overall. The Mora boys came just one point short of Champlin Park for the section title. Head coach Peter Larson on the day, “One point was tough to deal with, actually, we had to wait for the official results to really know because it was that close. “We had a crazy day too. John Schwinghamer had a pretty bad crash in the classic race that set him back further than

he would like, but he really rallied in the skate to ski up to third place. Without the crash he would’ve been a contender for second. It was nice to see both Michael Schwinghamer and John have good races on the same day. James Woolhouse and Cooper Lennox both had great races, Cooper recovered well from a twisted ankle in the classic to pick up a few spots in the skate race. Jordan Woods also had the race of his career to finish 14th. “On the girls side, I am really proud of the performances of our young team and I’m looking forward to coaching them for years to come. Johanna Schwinghamer had a standout performance, fourth after the classic race then chasing down the 29-second lead Jenna Hauch from Maple Grove had. She made up 23 seconds on the first half of the course, then couldn’t close the remaining six seconds until the

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final two hills where she sprinted, cut the gap in half on the second-to-last hill and closed it all the way on the last hill and never looked back going into the finishing straight. It was a prime example of relentless effort at the end of a race.” The boys ski team and Johanna will compete in the state ski meet on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik. Caleb Weinand had quite a performance as he had to ski approximately 1.5K on one ski. The binding on one of his skis broke during a crash and the ski went flying off the trail. The team wasn’t able to get him a replacement until about 500m remained. The Mora girls finished fourth as a team behind Maple Grove, Andover and Champlin Park. Jayson Pautzke is a contributing writer for the Kanabec County Times.

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Mustangs thump Eagles breaking losing streak BY JAYSON PAUTZKE NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

The Mora boys basketball team is in a very busy part of the schedule. They have been playing very competitive basketball, but have had trouble finding a way to break into the W column. Mora lost to Milaca for the second time in a week. Then, the team played Little Falls on backto-back nights and lost both by similar margins. A nine-game losing streak was snapped on Monday night, Feb. 13, with a convincing win over East Central.

MORA VS. MILACA At Milaca (10-7 record entering game) Tuesday, Feb. 7, Mora played well for stretches but ultimately couldn’t contend with the hot shooting Wolves. Trailing 27-15, Mora went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to 3. The Mustangs would play even the remainder of the half and trail just 35-32 at halftime. Milaca came out on fire in the second half and gradually pulled away. The lead got to 7152 for Milaca’s largest lead. The final score would end up 76-63.

MORA VS. LITTLE FALLS (X2) On Thursday, Feb. 9, Mora hosted Little Falls (6-12 record entering game) in the first of back-to-back games against the Flyers. Mora hung tough in the first half leading 29-28 in the last minute. Two late Little Falls baskets sent Mora to the locker room down by three at halftime. In the second half the Flyers would extend the lead. Mora was forced to foul late in the game and Little Falls did a nice job of hitting free throws down the stretch for a 79-67 victory. On Friday, Feb. 10, Mora traveled to Little Falls for the second of back-to-back games. The familiar foes battled in a low scoring first half with the Flyers heading to half time leading just 18-14. Both teams picked it up some offensively in the second half. Unfortunately for Mora, it was Little Falls that had a bit more, outscoring Mora 37-30 leading to the final score of 55-44. On Monday, Feb. 13, the Mustangs took out some of their frustration on the East Central Eagles (6-12 record entering game) by thumping them 79-32.

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Mora was on fire in the first half dropping nine 3-pointers. A 23-0 run in the half put the game on ice early. Mora put on another big run of 17-0 to end the first half and start the second half to make the score 62-16. The Mustangs ended the game with 10 3-pointers en route to a 79-32 win. The Mustangs have undergone a few personnel changes and head coach Curt Grachek sees things heading in the right direction, “The players are still adjusting to their new roles and responsibilities, but there have been improvements each game. Mora will take their 6-15 record into a Friday night matchup against Braham (15-7 record) on Feb. 17. The game will be at 7:30 p.m. in Mora. Jayson Pautzke is a contributing writer for the Kanabec County Times.

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GRANITE RIDGE STANDINGS As of Feb. 13 St. Cloud Cathedral 9-1 Zimmerman 8-3 Becker 8-3

Little Falls 5-5 Milaca 5-6 Foley 4-7 Albany 3-6 Mora 0-11

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Mora sophomore Matt Venhuizen scored 11 points against the Milaca Wolves on Feb. 7.

OGILVIE WRESTLING Head coach: Adam Halvorson Assistant coaches: Dan Belsheim Jr., Matt Houtsma, Derek Carlson, Ben Burk, Bill Pike Great River Conference Tournament at Ogilvie Friday, Feb. 10 Team Scores: 1. Aitkin 199 2. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 196 3. Rush City/Braham 142 4. Pine City/HinckleyFinlayson 135 5. Mille Lacs 111 6. Ogilvie 110 Individual Results: Rhett Hudoba 3rd at 106 Beau Burk 2nd at 113 Asher Gray 5th at 120 Braden Ryan 3rd at 126 Ethan Warren 2nd at 132 Matthew Warren 3rd at 138 Gabe Gray 6th at 145 Robby Hawkins 5th at 152 Gavin McLevis 3rd at 182 Riley Hawkins 6th at 195 Cole Felde 2nd at 220

Varsity Wrestler of the Week: Gavin McLevis (Outstanding Performance). Ogilvie Wrestler Gavin McLevis is an eighth grader wrestling varsity at the 182 lb. weight class and having success. He earned third place at the GRC tournament with two pins. Gavin spends a lot of time in the wrestling room practicing and helping out with the youth practices. Gavin is a dedicated wrestler with a bright future. Varsity Wrestler of the Week: Ethan Warren (Outstanding Effort) JV Wrestler of the Week: Brandon Hill (Outstanding Performance) JV Wrestler of the Week: Riley Lambert (Outstanding Effort) From the coach: We are looking forward to a competitive dual meet with Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway and an opportunity to advance and face the best team in class A in Pierz. Wrestling against Pierz could provide some nice opportunities for some of our wrestlers to try to earn a high seed in the individual section tournament. Coming up: Feb. 18 — 11:30 a.m. Team Section Tournament at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School Feb. 24 & 25 —Individual Section Tournament at Cass Lake-Bena High School

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The Ogilvie Lady Lions took on two of the upper tier teams in the Great River Conference Feb. 7 10. The girls battled hard but lost to Pine City (17-3 entering the game) and Aitkin (12-8 entering the game) and dropped their overall record to 3-18. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Ogilvie traveled to Pine City. The Dragons have an extremely talented, young team. That was on display during their 68-47 win over the Lions. The game was tight for much of the first half as Ogilvie gave the Dragons everything they could handle. It was a threepoint game going into the last minute of the half, but three unforced errors that Pine City capitalized on made it an 11-point deficit going into the locker room. Head coach Jonathan Nelson said, “We just have little room for error and can’t make physical and mental errors that allow the other team to go on runs.” In the second half, Pine City went on another spurt for about two minutes to put the game out of reach. “The girls battled hard again, but without the depth we need against larger schools we just run out of game,” said Coach Nelson. Shania Nahring led the Lions with 25 points while Lilly Lee chipped in 10 points. On Friday, Feb. 10, Ogilvie traveled to Aitkin. The Lions had just played the Gobblers the week before and lost 71-52. This game was much of the same as Aitkin completed the season sweep with a 69-36 victory. The Lady Lions hosted Braham (13-10 record) on Tuesday, Feb. 14, before hosting Northland (7-13 record) on Saturday, Feb. 18. That will be part of a boys/girls doubleheader with games starting at 1 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 20, Ogilvie will host McGregor (11-11 record) at 7:30 p.m. Jayson Pautzke is a contributing writer for the Kanabec County Times.

GREAT RIVER STANDINGS A off Feb. As F b 13 Rush City 14-0 Pine City 13-2 Aitkin 10-3 Braham 10-5 East Central 6-9 Onamia 5-9 Isle 5-10 Ogilvie 2-13 Hinckley/Finlayson 1-15


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Slow starts slip up Mustangs BY JAYSON PAUTZKE NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

TAMMY AREND | TIMES

The Mustangs celebrated Senior Night on Feb. 3. The seniors and their team of Mustangs played against Legacy in a game that ended in a tie. The Mustang seniors are (l-r) Kirk Jones No. 17, Jeremiah Mantel No. 23, Jake Libra No. 29, Logan Arend No. 21, Luke Andeson No. 15, Michael Bailey No. 27 and Jack Kneiszler No. 13.

Hockey boys gear up for sections BY JAYSON PAUTZKE NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

The Mora Mustang hockey team, having concluded conference play, is now gearing up for section tournament time. Mora had three games last week losing to two real strong teams in North Branch and Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake before blasting Prairie Centre (Sauk Centre, Browerville, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle, Melrose). The first two games of the week were tough. On Feb. 6, Mora lost to North Branch (11-8-1 record entering game); On Feb. 7, Mora lost 7-1 to Monticello/Annandale/ Maple Lake (15-5 record entering game) 10-2. Against North Branch, Mora was outshot 49-14. Noah Foster

tallied the only Mustang goal in the second period. Mora was trailing 3-0 when Foster got the power play goal, assisted by Gavin Orr. Against Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake, Mora was outshot 43-7. Gavin Orr had both Mustang goals on the night. The first goal was unassisted with Mora trailing 5-0 at the time. His second goal came via assists from Logan Sjoberg and Logan Graves when Mora was trailing 6-1. Mora rebounded on Friday, Feb. 10, as they thumped Prairie Centre (8-14-1 record entering game) by a score of 10-1. Mora outshot their opponents for the night 33-31 and led 10-0 before Prairie Centre tallied its only goal. Blake Radeke had a huge game as he had a pure hat trick in the second period. In fact, Radeke scored four

consecutive goals in the period. Goaltender Jake Libra stopped 30 of 31 shots faced. Mora offensive leaders: • Blake Radeke 4 goals • Logan Arend 2 goals 1 assist • Gavin Orr 1 goal 3 assists • Jack Kneiszler 1 goal 1 assist • Noah Foster 1 goal • Tyson Peterson 1 goal • Luke Anderson 3 assists • Austin Henry 1 assist Mora just has one more game prior to starting section playoff action. In a late addition to the schedule Mora will host Richfield/Southwest Christian at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Jayson Pautzke is a contributing writer for the Kanabec County Times.

After a couple of extremely busy weeks, the Mora Lady Mustang basketball team had just one game last week. Little Falls came to Mora Feb. 9, and left with a 45-40 win over Mora. The loss dropped the Mustangs to 5-16 on the season. One thing the girls have struggled with in numerous games this season is getting off to a slow start. This game was no different as the girls trailed 27-20 at halftime. Little Falls extended the lead to 31-22 early in the second half. Mora then began to show resiliency and started chipping away at the lead to eventually tie the score 33-33 with about nine minutes left. Senior Anna Mork had been held scoreless for the game until back-to-back baskets with about six minutes left gave Mora the lead 38-35. After a Little Falls basket, senior Rachel Vreeland put Mora back up by three at 40-37. Unfortunately, that would be the last points of the game for Mora as Little Falls scored the last eight points of the game for the 45-40 defeat of the Mustangs.

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Senior Rachel Vreeland drives past Little Falls defense for a layup attempt.

Mora hosted Foley (5-16 record) on Tuesday, Feb. 14, before hosting Hinckley/ Finlayson (2-19 record on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Jayson Pautzke is a contributing writer for the Kanabec County Times.

Dr. Chacko welcomes

Dr. Jennifer Vanderpoel Dr. Reny Chacko is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Vanderpoel joining Mora Dental Center. She will start seeing patients from Feb. 16, 2017.

“Dress up for a Night on the Town!”

Dr. Jennifer grew up in Roseville, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth for her undergraduate studies and then graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 2003. She has practiced the last 10 years in Maple Grove. To offer her patients state of the art treatment, Dr. Jennifer continues her education by regularly attending dental seminars and conventions. She is an active member in the American Dental Association and Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Jennifer and her husband are kept busy with their three children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, crafting, exercising, reading, camping, boating and snowmobiling. Dr. Jennifer is excited to practice in Mora and looking forward to meet patients. New Patients Welcome!

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Ann M. Johnstone

Adyline V. Nelson

Ann Marie Johnstone of Mora died at FirstLight Health System on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She fought a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 76 years old. She was born on Nov. 11, 1940, during the historic Minnesota Armistice Day ssnowstorm. She was the ssecond child born to Frank a and Anna Maier. She was v very proud of her German h heritage that they instilled u upon her and was happily rraised on a farm where she rrepresented the Kanabec C County Dairy Association. S She attended Mora schools a and graduated in 1958. She grew up forever knowiing the love of her life and c courted him until Richard proposed in August of 1960. They were joined together by God on May 20, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Together they called home just 1/4 of a mile from where she grew up. Their blessed marriage brought five fabulous children into their lives and together they welcomed eight beautiful grandchildren. She was a lover of many things, but her husband and family always took great precedence. One of her great prides was always her roadside garden that was a blanket of weed-less grace. She found great beauty in the outdoors; pine cones, bittersweet, geraniums and she loved to maintain a perfect lawn. She had an avid love for rocks and agates and she always walked looking down for her next treasure. She enjoyed so many past times with her family and they have all proudly gained some of their mothers’ hobbies and loves. Auctions, garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores were always a valued outing. She was always up bright and early to head out, stating “the early bird gets the worm.” She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, sewing, painting, lawn mowing and wood cutting. She enjoyed every minute of her simple country life. She never was asked to but she loved her self-given chore of nightly cattle checks and always excitedly welcomed the birth of a new calf. She had many pairs of boots stuck in the mud. Our lives have been deeply saddened, but her love continues to flourish in our hearts. No longer in any pain and her spirit has been restored. Love you forever and always, until we meet again. She was a proud blood donor, in memory of her please go out and share the ultimate gift of life. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Anna Maier. She is survived by husband, Richard; daughters, Karen (Daniel) Oberg of Mora, Lori (Michael) Homyak of Shakopee, Lynn (Darrin) Beier of Mora; sons, Steven Johnstone of Mora, Robert (Kathi) Johnstone of Mora; grandchildren, Allison, Matthew, Brady, Kaitlyn, Benjamin, AnnMarie, Adam and Blake; great loving friend, Sue Nelson; sister, Christina Gall; faithful companion, Lady as well as other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Olson, Jack Belland, Gene Nelson, David Stromberg, Robert Olson and Clayton Berg. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Billstrom, Gene Brunk, Larry Johnstone and Glen Johnstone. Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral Home.

Adyline Victorine Nelson of Cambridge died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. She was 89 years old. She was born in Princeton, on Sept. 16, 1927, to George C. and Mary Ellen (Baker) Hastings, the youngest of six children. The family m moved to Wisconsin for a sshort time, before moving to tthe Mille Lacs area. From tthere they moved to the Iron R Range, where she attended G Greenway Coleraine High S School. Because the family moved sso often, she was unable to rreach graduation, though it w was always her desire. Late er she lived with a brother in Oregon, where she worked for Western Union. She returned to Minnesota moving to Grand Rapids and a few years later she moved to Minneapolis. She worked and attended the Minnesota School of Business. She was a successful business woman before the age of 25. While in Minneapolis she met and was united in marriage to Melvin Nelson and to this union, six sons were born. The family moved to the Day area in 1961 and in 1965 moved to Cambridge. At age 39 and six sons

BIRTHS Sawyer W. Meyer

Kayne M. Thomas

Sawyer William Meyer was born on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at FirstLight Health System of Mora to Zachary and Jaymi Meyer of Braham. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is welcomed home by siblings Colby, Bailey and Saige. Grandparents are Mark and Terry Hatfield of Pine City, Connie and Scott Pinkerton of Tennessee and Bill and Jennifer Meyer of Elizabeth, Illinois.

Kayne Malakai Thomas was born on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Cambridge Medical Center, part of Allina Health, to Wynter Nolen and Dominick Thomas of Hinckley. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long He is welcomed home by sibling Kayzee Nolen. Grandparents are Roy Nolen of Plymouth, Brenda Nolen of Isle, Christinia Thomas of Germantown, Missouri and Todd Reiner of Germantown, Missouri.

later, she earned her GED at St. Cloud, which she was very proud of. Starting as a teenager and through the years as a freelance writer, she wrote human interest material, (sometimes to pay the rent), also speeches for high school, college graduates and other honorees. In 1971 she started work for the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 1991. She had an inner love for Isanti County and its great people. After retiring she did tutoring and volunteering. She enjoyed growing herbs and flowers, writing, reading, but most of all she loved the time spent with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wayne, Ervin, Harold and Elwood and sister, Violet. She is survived by sons, Rolland (Jo) of Isanti, Gary (Wendy) of Mora, Barry (Kelly) of Ocala, Florida, Bruce (Rhonda) of Rush City, Robert (Lori) of Cambridge and Charles of Oak Grove; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with two more on the way, as well as other relatives and friends. A memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

Jerome O. Koolmo

Melvin L. Wicklund

Jerome “Jerry” Orval Koolmo of Mora died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home. He was 88 years old. He was born on June 8, 1928, in Menomonie, Wisconsin to parents Ole and Esther (Hendrickson) Koolmo. He grew up on the farm near M Menomonie and graduated h high school there. He served in Okinawa d during the Korean War ((1951-52). He met Carole in D December of 1976 and they w were united in marriage in A April of 1977. He had four c children: Marvin, Marilyn, M Mari Jo and Michael and C Carole had four children: L Loren, Becky, Dale and Stev ven from previous marriage es. For 30 years he worked at Ford Motor Co. in St. Paul, repairing new cars as they came off the line, retiring in 1982. He and his wife had a lot on Knife Lake and in 1978 they started building their home, doing all the work themselves. They moved there August 1982. In 1983 they went to Arizona to visit their kids who were into flea marketing. The kids had bought some Mexican blankets and Carole and Jerry took them home to sell. That was the beginning of their “Flea Market Fever” and for the next 16 years they sold at flea markets all over the United States. Their first sale was in Monticello when gas was $1.39 and their gross sales were $5. They hung in there though and needless to say, things got much better after that. They worked many KLSC Flea Markets, pancake breakfasts and bake sales as well as being on the Christmas Committee. They also kept busy with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In their “spare time” they were active in F.I.S.H., the Senior Federation and Habitat for Humanity. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Constance, David, Clarice, Merlin, Larry, Norma, Phyllis and John and brothers-in-law, Marvin, Ralph, Clyde and Arthur. He is survived by wife Carole; children, Marvin (Rozane) Koolmo, Marilyn (Greg) Christensen, Mari Jo Williams, Michael (Sally) Koolmo, Loren Etter, Becky (Rick) Strandberg, Dale (Marla) Etter and Steven Etter; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Eileen Oestreich, Jeanette Supri, Marvel (Frank) Korbel, Shirley (Larry) Neisinger, Lucille Moore and Karen (Barry) Wold; sisters-in-law, Virginia Koolmo, Margaret Koolmo and Sylvia Koolmo; many nieces, nephews, his special fur friend Angel; other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Music will be provided by Elaine Keehr. Military honors provided by the Mora American Legion Post No. 201. A spring inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery at Little Falls. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome. com.

Melvin Leroy Wicklund died on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at FirstLight Health System in Mora with his “girls” by his side. He was 97 years old. He was born in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, on Aug. 19, 1919, to Peter and Carr rie (Westlund) Wicklund. H had two older brothers, He H Harold and Glen. His mothe died from a flu epidemic er w when he was only 18 months o so he was raised by his old m mother’s cousin, Florence P Paulson in Dassel. He served in the U.S. A Army during WWII and w was severely wounded in I Italy. He was awarded the B Bronze Star for Valor and t the Purple Heart. He spent more than 12 months in stateside VA hospitals enduring eight surgeries on his right arm. He taught himself to write, eat and shave with his left hand as he had limited ability with his right arm. He remained a “lefty” for the rest of his life. He was active in the VFW for many years becoming a district commander and then a state commander. In his late 30s he was united in marriage to Joan Mellberg. They were married for more than 40 years. He worked at various jobs, retiring from Timesavers Inc. after more than 20 years of employment. He and his wife did some traveling, which they both enjoyed. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan; son-in-law, Dave Rodenborg and brothers. He is survived by children, Leslie, Dave, Penny, Shannon (Daryle Ekleberry) and Heidi; grandchildren, Jason, Daniel (Tricia) and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Annie, Karleigh, Kynleigh and Aubreigh and niece, Gloria Strom (Virgil). A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Inurnment will take place in the spring at Oakwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Mora American Legion Post No. 201. Arrangements were by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome. com.

THANK YOU THANK YOU The family of Larry Stark would like to thank our friends and relatives for their support, food, flowers and memorial gifts that you gave us. Ron and Marian

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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: March 31, 2014 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $101,530.00 MORTGAGOR(S): William H. Hagen, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100354020100025566 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: Stearns Bank National Association SERVICER: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed April 7, 2014, Kanabec County Recorder, as Document Number 249536 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of the North Half of Northwest Quarter (N1/2 of NW1/4), Section Eight (8), Township Thirtyeight (38), Range Twenty-three (23), Kanabec County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the NE1/4 of NW1/4; thence West along the South line thereof a distance of 495 feet; thence North parallel with the East line thereof a distance of 223 feet, more or less, to the center line of Snake River for point of beginning; thence South parallel with the East line of said NE1/4 of NW1/4 a distance of 223 feet, more or less, to the South line of said NE ¼ of NW ¼; thence West along with the South line of the N ½ of NW ¼ a distance of 1045.0 feet, more or less, to what is known as a creek leading into Snake River; thence North along the Center line of said creek 60 feet, more or less, to the center line of Snake River; thence Northeasterly along the center line of said Snake River to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2340 150th Avenue, Mora, MN 55051 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 06.00405.00

COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Kanabec THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $98,558.37 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: March 16, 2017, 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 September 16, 2017, or the next business day if September 16, 2017 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: January 20, 2017 PennyMac Loan Services, LLC Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X Gary J. Evers - 0134764 Tracy J. Halliday - 034610X Attorneys for Mortgagee

12550 West Frontage Road, Suite 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 File No: 15-102190 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Published in the Kanabec County Times Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2017 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: MORTGAGOR(S): Rose M. Collin, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation, as nominee for AFS Financial, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. by assignment recorded on October 24, 2016 as Document Number 257772 in the Office of the County Recorder of Kanabec County, Minnesota. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $106,900.00 DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 9, 2003 DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on June 13, 2003 as Document Number 200130 in the Office of the County Recorder of Kanabec County, Minnesota. THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $82,302.04 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Ten (10), Block Two (2), Raspberry Acres, Kanabec County, Minnesota STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2970 IVORY ST, MORA, MN 55051-6244 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Kanabec County, Minnesota TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. NAME OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: AFS Financial, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation RESIDENTIAL SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 08.01820.00 TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION

NUMBER: 100049700004904690 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt then remaining secured by such mortgage, or any part thereof, or, if the action or proceeding has been instituted, that the same has been discontinued, or that an execution upon the judgment rendered therein has been returned unsatisfied, in whole or in part. 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: March 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, 18 North Vine Street, Suite 143, Mora, Minnesota to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017. 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. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None Dated: January 27, 2017 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee THE ACADEMY LAW GROUP, P.A. Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. *Curt N. Trisko, Esq.* Samuel R. Coleman, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee The Academy Professional Building 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102 (651) 209-9760

(17-0089-FC01) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2017

NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE POMROY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL BOARD OF AUDIT The annual audit of the 2016 financial records of Pomroy Township will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The regular board meeting will immediately follow. Both meetings will be held at the Pomroy Town Hall, 3047 – 320th Avenue, Brook Park, MN. Diana M. Rankin, Clerk Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 9, 16, 2017 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hillman Township, Kanabec County, Minnesota, will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillman Town Hall. 2017 Hillman Township meeting schedule is as follows at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillman Town Hall: Monthly meetings: February 21, 2017 - Board of Audit and monthly meeting March 14, 2017 - Annual Meeting, or in case of snow, March 16, 2017 March 21, 2017 - Monthly Board Meeting April 18, 2017 - Board of Equalization Meeting and monthly Board - Meeting to follow May 16, 2017 - Board Meeting June 20, 2017 - Board Meeting July 18, 2017 - Board Meeting August 15, 2017 - Board Meeting September 19, 2017 - Board Meeting October 17, 2017 - Board Meeting November 21, 2017 - Board Meeting December 12, 2017 - Board Meeting January 16, 2018 - Annual Organizational Meeting with Board Meeting to Follow Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 16, 23, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway proposes to erect an 80-foot tall communications tower tower with antenna within BNSF Right-of-Way at Grasston: 45.790897, -93.146328, which will be licensed through the Federal Communications Commission

(FCC). As part of its responsibilities assigned by FCC for compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), BNSF invites the public to notify BNSF of any effects the placement of this tower may have on properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, or any concerns the public may have with regard to the potential impact the tower may have on natural and cultural resources subject to NEPA or NHPA review and consideration. Background information regarding the Positive Train Control (PTC) program may be accessed at FCC’s website (http://www.fcc.gov/ encyclopedia/positive-train-controlptc). Please direct your comments to Aubyn Williams at HDR, 200 W. Forsyth St., Suite 800, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Comments must be received within 10 days of this notice. Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 16, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING

GRASS LAKE TOWNSHIP NOTICE The Planning Commission for Grass Lake Township, Kanabec County, MN will meet to hold a public hearing at the Grass Lake Town Hall on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to consider a Conditional Use Permit to Precision Hardscapes Inc. to allow them to store paver block, retaining wall block and equipment for their Commercial Business. Precision Hardscapes Inc. 1500 Olympic Street Braham, MN 55006 Property Owners: Jason Swanson Josh Weidendorf, Brad Coleman Legal Description Located in SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 21, Township 38, Range 23 Grass Lake Township. The public and/or interested parties are invited to attend and offer comments for or against said request. Comments on this request for parties unable to attend may be mailed or phoned to the address below. Supervisors may attend. Steven Johnson Grass Lake Township Zoning Administrator 1147 Quail Street Braham, MN 55006 Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 16, 2017

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COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD State of Minnesota County of Kanabec Office of County Coordinator Synopsis of the County Board Minutes of 1/25/17 in pursuance of M.S. 375.12 Subd.1. 1. The Kanabec County Board of Commissioners met on 1/25/17 at 9 a.m. pursuant to adjournment with the following Board Members present: Gene Anderson, Kim Smith, Dennis McNally, Les Nielsen, and Kathi Ellis. 2. Carried unanimously to approve the agenda as amended. 3. Carried unanimously to approve the 1/3/17 minutes of the Board of Commissioners as corrected. 4. Carried unanimously to recess the board meeting at 9:09 a.m. to a time immediately following the Human Services Board. 5. Carried unanimously to approve the Human Services Board agenda as presented. 6. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution to enter into an agreement with Isanti County on behalf of the Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative. 7. Carried unanimously to approve a Delegation Agreement between South Country Health Alliance and Kanabec County. 8. Carried unanimously to approve the payment of 129 claims totaling $331,976.96 on Welfare Funds. 9. Carried unanimously to adjourn Human Services Board at 9:26 a.m. 10. Carried unanimously to approve the following paid claims: Vendor Amount Ann Lake Twp 4,286.09 Bina & Guptil LLC 2,945.25 Braham Public Schools 12,804.88 Brunswick Twp 5,541.16 City of Mora 13,673.16 City of Ogilvie - Clerk 3,170.59 Comfort Twp 4,549.45 E C Riders 14,145.30 East Central School District 4,767.90 Ford Twp 2,222.00 Grass Lake Twp 4,861.81 Haybrook Twp 4,394.71 Health Partners 5,254.24 Hinckley - Finlayson Schools4,068.59 Isle Public Schools 6,701.60 Kanabec County 15,564.01 Kanabec Co Auditor - Treas 3,729.53 Kanabec Twp 2,547.40 Kroschel Twp 2,786.83 MN Dept of Finance 4,897.50 MN Energy Resources Corp 8,100.34 Mora Municipal Utilities 14,521.48 Mora Public Schools 63,965.90 Oglivie Public Schools 36,914.66 Sun Life Financial 3,282.34 Totalfunds by Hasler 2,000.00 Verizon Wireless 2,575.99 34 claims under $2000 were paid

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from the revenue fund 27,144.31 Total 281,417.02 11. Carried unanimously to pay the following claims on the funds indicated: Revenue Fund VENDOR AMOUNT Advanced Correctional Healthcare 12,667.10 Anoka County Corrections 2,868.00 Association of MN Counties 9,401.00 A’Viands LLC 19,342.15 Clifton Larson Allen LLP 11,300.00 Emerson Network Power 8,599.59 FBG Service Corporation 6,410.24 Glen’s Tire 3,354.78 Information Systems Corp 11,571.00 Kanabec Co Hwy Dept 3,664.73 MCCC 25,846.40 McGee M.D., Michael B. 3,000.00 MCIT 315,855.00 MN Dept of Finance 13,644.00 MN Sheriffs’ Asso 5,331.00 Northland Securities Inc 2,500.00 Onamia Service Center 3,983.14 Ramsey County 4,200.00 RJ Mechanical 93,900.00 US Bank 356,327.50 181 claims under $2000 were paid from the revenue fund 77,701.41 Total 991,467.04 Road & Bridge Fund Vendor Amount Compass Minerals 60,335.46 Federated Co-ops 14,996.25 Mattson Electric of Mora 3,325.00 Premier Oudoor Services 7,040.00 MN DOT 2,729.21 Widseth Smith Nolting 5,031.72 45 claims under $2000 were paid from the R&B fund 19,089.31 Total 112,546.95 12. Carried unanimously to recess the board meeting at 9:35 a.m. to a time immediately following the Community Health Board. 13. Carried unanimously to approve the Community Health Board agenda as presented. 14. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution to approve an agreement between Community Health and FirstLight Health System. 15. Carried unanimously to approve an agreement between Community Health and Health Dimensions Rehabilitation Inc. 16. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Community Health to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Pine County Public Health. 17. Carried unanimously to allow Community Health to enter into the Information Privacy & Security Agreement and Business Associate Agreement with DHS. 18. Carried unanimously to approve the payment of 79 claims totaling $136,193.74 on Community Health Funds. 19. Carried unanimously to adjourn Community Health at 9:44 a.m. 20. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution defining the dissolution of Kanabec-Pine Community Health. 21. Carried unanimously to

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approve a resolution to grant an easement to Rodney & Judy Oslin. 22. 10:35 a.m. – The Chairperson called for public comment. Those that responded included: Tom Olson - concerns with FirstLight. Mary Enfield – concerns with Sheriff’s Office. 23. 10:50 a.m. – The Chairperson closed public comment. 24. Carried unanimously to authorize the advertisement of bids for 2017 construction projects. 25. Carried unanimously to accept a quote of $43,439.23 by H&L Mesabi for plow cutting edges. 26. Carried unanimously to accept a quote of $91,358.49 by RDO Equipment for the complete rebuild of a motor grader. 27. Anderson introduced a resolution to promote Tom Roeschlein to a CAAD Tech position. The motion was seconded by McNally and the following voted: IN FAVOR: Smith, McNally, Anderson. OPPOSED: Ellis, Nielsen. Whereupon the resolution was passed. 28. Carried unanimously to approve an upgrade to the Transit Department radio system. 29. Carried unanimously to approve the application for MN/DOT grant for the Transit Department. 30. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution accepting the pay evaluation for the PSAP Administrator/Emergency Management Director position. 31. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution to hire a full time PSAP Administrator/Emergency Management Director. 32. Carried unanimously to approve a resolution to hire a full time Correctional Officer/Dispatcher. 33. Carried unanimously to re-appoint Diane Weepie, Cassandra Dahlberg, Justin Frisch, Susan Coon, Kelly Connolly, Sharon Wiltrout, Lisa Blowers, and Tammy Owens to the Insurance Committee. 34. Resolution #31 – 1/25/17 Certified County Levy/Budget for 2017 WHEREAS the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners has adopted the 2017 budget and tax levy, and WHEREAS the 2017 Budget needs to reflect updates to the Revenue and Welfare funds. BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED by the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners that the County Auditor/Treasurer is authorized to revise the 2017 budget to reflect updates to the Community Health, Welfare and Revenue funds. THESE UPDATES DO NOT AFFECT 2017’s Tax Levy. FUND PROPOSED PROPOSED BUDGET LEVY a. Revenue Fund $12,797,095 $5,262,959 b. Welfare Fund $5,703,149 $1,957,063 c. Road & Bridge Fund

$5,942,991 $2,169,100 Community Health Fund $3,071,631 $320,000 e. Railroad Authority Fund $2,785 $2,785 f. Debt Service – Tax Capacity based $1,350,462 $1,169,622 g. SUB-TOTALS (total of a. through f.) $28,868,113 $10,881,529 h.+ Debt Service For Market Based Referendum Levy hh.+ EDA Levy $178,740 $140,000 i. TOTAL FINAL PAYABLE Y2017 LEVY (total g+h+hh) $11,200,269 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that $1,169,622 of the debt service tax capacity based and all of the market value based of $178,740 are dedicated to debt service. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the budget reflects revenue of $1,035,424 in County Program Aid. 35. Carried unanimously to renew a retainer for legal services with Attorney Scott Anderson. 36. Carried unanimously to approve the following Snake River Watershed Claims: Kanabec SWCD - $659.23 and MCIT - $1,397.00. 37. Carried unanimously to close at the meeting at 1:12 p.m. pursuant to MN Statute §13D.03 to consider strategy for labor negotiations, including negotiation strategies or developments and discussion and review of labor negotiation proposals, conducted pursuant to sections §179A.01 to §179A.25. Those present during the closed portion of the meeting include Commissioners McNally, Anderson, Nielsen, Ellis and Smith. Also present was County Coordinator Christopherson. 38. Carried unanimously to open the meeting at 1:25 p.m. 39. Carried unanimously to adjourn at 1:30 p.m. For further information please contact the Kanabec County Coordinator’s Office at 6796440 or see our website at www. kanabeccounty.org. Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 16, 2017 d.

SCHOOL BOARD OGILVIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #333 OFFICIAL MINUTES OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONDAY – JANUARY 9, 2017 6:00 P.M. OGILVIE SCHOOL BOARD ROOM Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Acting Chair DeYoung called meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. Members present: Anderson, DeBoer, DeYoung, Hass, Hickerson, Ripka and student board member Jonathan Magaard. Also present: Superintendent Belsheim, Theresa Magaard, Deb Tornow, Peter Ripka, Emily Carlson, Alyssa Jackson, and Lori DeYoung.

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Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of enrollment concern, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Gerald DeBoer and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Paula Anderson, Gerald DeBoer, Jeff DeYoung, Keith Hass, Brian Hickerson and Stacy Ripka And the following voted against the same: none Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Member DeBoer made a motion to accept the VEBA Plans/Accounts, seconded by Ripka. Discussion followed- questions of fees raised. Chair DeYoung requested that the minutes reflect that Superintendent Belsheim had offered to pay for the fees in question. Motion carried unanimously. Member Hass made a motion to table the pay equity report until January 23, 2017, seconded by Hickerson. Motion carried unanimously. First reading of the following policies took place: a) Policy #511 Student Fund-Raising; b) Policy #533 Wellness; c) Policy #534 Early Admission to Kindergarten and Procedures; d) Policy #601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals; e) Policy #603 Curriculum Development; f) Policy #616 School District System Accountability; g) Policy #701.2 Purchasing; h) Policy #709 Student Transportation Safety Policy and Notification Forms; i) Policy #802 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material; j) Policy #806 Crisis Management Policy; k) Policy #901 Community Education; l) Policy #903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites; m) Policy #904 Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Non-School Persons; n) Policy #905 Advertising; o) Policy #906 Community Notification of Predatory Offenders. Superintendent Belsheim shared: 1) Roar Squad’s Holiday Hat Day raised $37.38 for the “Judie Sjodin’s Caring for Kids” fund; 2) one board member will be attending MSBA Negotiations Seminar on February 23, 2017; and 3) District received a $7504.24 Capital Credits Refund from East Central Energy. Member Ripka made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Hickerson. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m. Paula Anderson Board Clerk Published in the Kanabec County Times Feb. 16, 2017

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Member Hickerson made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Hass. Motion carried unanimously. Acting chair DeYoung called for nominations for board chair. Member Hickerson nominated Jeff DeYoung. Member Anderson nominated Brian Hickerson who respectfully declined the nomination. With no other nominations, Jeff DeYoung named board chair. Chair DeYoung called for nominations for board vice-chair. Member DeYoung nominated Brian Hickerson. With no other nominations, Brian Hickerson named board vice-chair. Chair DeYoung called for nominations for board clerk. Member Ripka nominated Paula Anderson. With no other nominations, Paula Anderson named board clerk. Chair called for nominations for board treasurer. Member Ripka nominated Gerry DeBoer. With no other nominations, Gerry DeBoer named board treasurer. Members were appointed as representatives to the following committees: (see posted committee list) School Board decided to hold meetings at the following times: 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month in the Ogilvie School Board room. No one present to address the board at Open Forum. Member Hickerson made a motion to accept the resignation effective date 1/3/17 for Karyn Warren, seconded by DeBoer. Motion carried unanimously. Member Keith Hass introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE. WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and WHEREAS, there continues to be concern regarding reduction in student enrollment, and, WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and student enrollment concern must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of position, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 333, as follows: That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of

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Among the favorites at this year’s Vasaloppet Art Show was Keith Raivo’s sculpture “Skijoring.”

Raivo’s ‘Skijoring’ sculpture is a hit at art show Keith Raivo’s sculpture of a skier and dog “Skijoring” was very popular at the Vasaloppet Art Show sponsored by the Kanabec County Art Association. The art show was held this past weekend in conjunction with the Vasaloppet Ski Race. Raivo’s sculpture was awarded the Viewer’s Choice award. It also received one of the three Judge’s Choice Awards. Brandon Kuehn, an artist and professor at Augsburg College, also chose Terri Huro-Torgerson’s “Josh” and Don Kaddatz’ “Sugar Bush” as recipients of Judge’s Choice awards. Over 600 people visited the art show and voted for their favorite photos in three categories. Top vote getters in the “Evoking and Emotional Response” category were Carl Long’s painting titled, “Discovering Generations Past,” Joy Paulzine’s painting “Untitled” and Rex Lindberg’s photograph “The End of the Journey.” Top votes for “Most Creative” went to Keith Raivo’s “Skijoring,” Becky Utecht’s felt wool and silk creation titled “Celebrating Nature” and Terri Hendrick’s sculpture “Piece of Cake.” Most favorite pieces in the show were Keith’s “Skijoring,” Gayla Olson’s painting “Sunny Day” and Jim Williams” photo diptych “Dakota Dreaming.”

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Emergency Medical Services Board Advisory Committee. Evaluates the money that is available to the Emergency Medical Services for training and advises the executive board on how it should be spent. There is one opening on this board. Extension Committee. Oversees program development and performance of the County’s Extension Office working with such things as 4-H, agriculture and community issues. We need one person to represent the City of Mora.

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