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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 Volume 19, Issue 30 Est. 1995
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Music in park features Belle Amour Aug. 7
Music in the Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 features Belle Amour in Pinecone Central Park, 1105 Central Park Blvd., Sartell. This event is free.
Celebrate Aug. 6 with root beer floats
In honor of National Root Beer Float Day, A&W Sartell at 230 Pinecone Road will provide free root beer floats from 2 p.m. to close on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Limit one per person. Donations are encouraged and will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2013, A&W donated more than $100,000 to WWP. For more information, visit rootbeerfloatday. com.
5K to support Sartell-St. Stephen schools
The Back to School 5K and Kids 1K Obstacle Course, sponsored by PineCone Vision Center and Dentistry for Children, will raise funds for Sartell-St. Stephen School District Early Childhood Center. The funds will be used for the purchase of large-motor, sensory and fine-motor equipment including trampoline, bean bags, ride-on toys, writing center, tent and gym items. There is a discounted registration fee if registered before Friday, Aug. 15. For more information, visit www. thenewsleaders.com and click on Aug. 1 Criers.
Whitney hosts nature walk
Join an experienced Master Naturalist on a group walk from 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Whitney Park to experience the natural beauty right in Whitney Center’s backyard. Study insects, birds, geology and plants on this guided outdoors adventure. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
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Former employees of the defunct Verso paper mill in Sartell are invited to bring their favorite mill stories, photos and other memorabilia to share with others from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 at the House of Pizza in Sartell. At the meeting, several artists will listen to the former employees in order to get a better idea of the part the mill played in the lives of so many people, as well as the mill’s long-time importance to Sartell. Those artists are about to launch into a “repurposing” art project – using old gears, steel parts and pumps to create bike racks and benches for six city parks. Known as The Mill Project, the functional art works will be a form of memorialization of the mill, its workers and the man who died in a May 28, 2012 explosion that started a fire that caused the plant to be shut down permanently after being a Sartell icon for more than 100 years. Jon Maus of Albany died contributed photo Artist-sculptor Kyle Fokken sands part of one of his metal sculptures-in- in the disaster. Memories • page 6 progess.
Park projects get nod from council
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Two planned park projects – one at Champion Field, the other at Val Smith Park – received updates at the last Sartell City Council meeting. Construction of a park shelter with bathrooms at Val Smith Park on Sartell’s east side is expected to begin sometime in the first half of August. The roofcovered facility will be built just north of the existing park shelter, which will be demolished once
the new one is up and operating. The new shelter will include the following: male and female bathrooms, a large kitchen with stainless-steel counters and two large open serving areas to the outside of the structure, a concrete picnic slab with picnic tables on it and a roof (possibly metal, copper-colored like the one at city hall). The building was meticulously designed to discourage any sort of vandalism: concrete-block construction with burnished blocks on the outside for aesthetic purposes.
The roof will cover the main building but will extend over the concrete-slab picnic area for shelter from rain. The building, which will be available for renting, is designed so it can be expanded if that need arises in the future. The other park development is a concessions stand-bathroom facility in Champion Field at Northside Park. For years, residents and baseball fans and players have rued the lack of indoor bathroom facilities at Champion, and now, at long last, one is
about to be built. The cost, up to $130,000, will be paid for by the city’s regional half-cent sales-tax fund. Pete Johnson, member of the Sartell Youth Baseball Association Board, outlined the project for the city council. He and others, with help from a volunteer draftsman, have scaled back the original plans for the facility made several years ago. For example, they decided to go with a one-story, rather than two-story, structure. The 36- x 24-foot building will Park • page 3
Paper-mill print to be unveiled Aug. 3 by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited-edition artist’s print commemorating the Sartell paper mill will be unveiled at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at the Sauk Rapids VFW lodge during a meeting of Engine Company 844 Retired Sartell Firefighters. Everyone is invited to come see the new print, which was commissioned by the retired firefighters and created by Iowa artist J.D. Speltz. People who want a framed copy of the print can order one at the Aug. 3 meeting. There are only 300 of the prints available. About three months ago, a group of retired Sartell-LeSauk firefighters decided to commission Speltz to do a painting-print of the paper mill. Twice before, the firefighters paid Speltz to do paintings commemorating the Sartell-LeSauk Fire Department – in 2000 and again in 2005. Those two prints, also contributed photo limited editions, were sold and raised money for the A Time to Remember is the name of the commemorative print created by department. Iowa artist J.D. Speltz. Sartell retired firefighters commissioned the print in Proceeds from the sale of the paper-mill print, honor of the Sartell paper mill and its thousands of employees who worked Print • page 3 there during the plant’s more than 100-year history.
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Local CMYS U17 Boys soccer travel team Thunder won the championship against Minneapolis Southeast on July 19 during the week-long tournament at the Schwan’s Cup in Blaine, Minn. The Schwan’s Cup is the greatest international youth soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. The event showcases more than 950 teams and 14,000 soccer players from more than 20 states and 16 countries. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Caleb Forberg, Sartell; Andrew McGee, Cold Spring; Kellen Cameron, Sartell; Colin Johnson, Sartell; Brandon Schuchard, Sartell; Kempton Schneider, Sartell; Carter Kasianov, Sartell; Brandon From, St. Cloud; (back row) Coach Ed Johnson, Sartell; DavidVerwijs, Avon; Matt Shella-Stevens, St. Cloud; Josh Fleegel, St. Cloud; Matt Paulsen, Becker; Kevin Argueta, St. Cloud; Adian Sims-Campos, St. Cloud, Grady Ewing, St. Cloud; Leighton Lommel, Waite Park; Coach Mike From, St. Cloud. Not pictured: Coach Eduardo Silva, Sartell.
Four Sartell youths scored big at the Schwan’s USA Cup held at the National Sport Center in Blaine, Minn. The tournament held from July 15-19 is the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere and hosted 1,016 teams and more than 14,000 soccer players from 17 states and 17 countries. The Central Minnesota Youth Soccer Association 13-year-old girl’s Burn team faced off against a bracket of 20 teams to win the championship in their division. The Burn team defeated teams from Chicago and Colorado on their way to the title, allowing only two goals in six games. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Toni Baynes, Kate Schmitz, Rachel Koopmeiners, Brenna Weaver, Abbey Duray and Emma Janu (Sartell); (back row) Mark Timpane, Anika Wirth, Brooke Walters (Sartell), Jenna Eibes (Sartell), Ashley Kesler, Jessica Timpane, Lizzy Kolb, Hannah Congdon (Sartell), Tessa Fernolz and Dan Weaver. New Horizon Academy in Sartell recently had more than 20 preschoolers graduate into the school-age program. Just as universities were celebrating graduation and giving out diplomas, New Horizon Academy in Sartell was doing the same thing; only these
children were receiving diplomas that prove they are now ready for kindergarten. The children, families and New Horizon Academy staff celebrated with a graduation ceremony followed by snacks and photos. The children sang songs and received their diplo-
mas in blue and yellow graduation gowns. With the much anticipated celebration now over, the new school-agers will enjoy a summer full of fun activities and field trips in New Horizon Academy’s summer program, Camp Discovery.
Golfers (from left to right) Walter Peck, Cody Ferreira, Ryan Corrigan and Harold Loch pose during the 12th annual Country Manor Foundation’s Hometown Classic Golf Event which raised $30,000 to support end-of-life care, which provides round-the-clock medical, psychological and spiritual support for terminal patients and their families. Kristi Anderson, daughter of Laurel and Steve Yanish of Sartell, recently earned her master’s de- Anderson gree in pastoral ministry from St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville. She managed to do this after more than three years of reading, writing and studying plus balancing work life, family life and household duties. She is employed by the St. Cloud Diocese as administrative assistant in the vocations office, continues to write articles for the Visitor and other publications and serves as wife to Chris and mother to three children: Victoria, William and Maxwell. Anderson also recently became “grandmother” to grandson Gavin. Three Sartell students recently graduated from Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples. They are the following: Christopher Johnson, diploma of occupational proficiency in occupational skills with honors; and Sarah Kantor and Chandra Parker, both associate’s degrees in nursing. Two Sartell students recently graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn. They are the following: Adam Wagner, son of Lori and Paul Wagner, bachelor’s degree in athletic training; and Morgan Boe, daughter of Lisa and Mark Boe, bachelor’s degree in social work.
Two Sartell students recently graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. They are the following: Kimberly Kaufman, doctorate in pharmacy; and Megan Miller, bachelor’s degree in business administration. Three Sartell students recently earned spring semester chancellor’s awards from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. They are the following: Rachel Granzow who is majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism; Heather Yelle, who is majoring in environmental science; and Cassandra Samson, who is majoring in graphic communications management. The award is presented to students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Five Sartell students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn. They are the following: Alexis Eickhoff, daughter of Amy and William Eickhoff; Adam Wagner, son of Lori and Paul Wagner; and Morgan Boe, daughter of Lisa and Mark Boe, all seniors; Samantha Deans, daughter of Leslie and David Patterson, a junior; and Isaac Eickhoff, son of Amy and William Eickhoff, a sophomore. Students must achieve a gradepoint average of 3.6 or greater to qualify. Erin Unger of Sartell recently graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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Nicoll appointed to baseball board
Sartell City Council member Sarah Jane Nicoll was appointed by her council colleagues to serve as a city-liaison member of the Sartell Youth Baseball Association Board. At the last council meeting,
Park from front page be constructed beyond the firstbase dugout near some bleachers on the northeast area just beyond the playing field. It will be located about 10 feet above the baseball diamond, giving those in the press box a good view of the action. There will be two wide serving windows to the concession stand and a roof overhang on the east end. The structure itself will be of concrete blocks with a rockfaced outside finish. The City of Sartell will bear
member Amy Braig-Lindstrom nominated Nicoll for the position. The baseball board plans to seek a few more members for the board, including someone from the school district. In recent years, the associa-
the entire cost of the structure via its sales-tax revenues, although the baseball association will marshal volunteers to do the clean-up work. In recent years, the association and many volunteers have raised money and pitched in hundreds of hours of time to give Champion Field a long-overdue makeover. Johnson said the plan for the structure will be tweaked a bit more, with cost savings in mind, before the association advertises for bids. The council gave the association permission to proceed with seeking bids that will have to be approved by the city council in the near future.
tion and the city have worked together as a partnership on park developments to enhance baseball facilities throughout the city, including at Pinecone Central Park and at Champion Field.
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Is there a height requirement to drive a vehicle safely? Q: Decades ago, when I got my driver’s license, it seems there had been a height requirement in order to drive a vehicle safely. If the driver’s height was too short, then a booster was required to get the driver at a proper driving height for visibility. Today, on the roads and highways, I see many drivers who are positioned to look through the steering wheel to drive. Isn’t this a violation, sighting improper visibility for safety on the road? A: According to Driver and Vehicle Services, there is no specific height that requires an
Print from front page entitled A Time to Remember, will be used for fire-prevention activities sponsored by the retired firefighters, who promote fire safety and fire prevention. The group’s president is Dennis Molitor, a long-time member of the department, as well as a long-time employee of the Sartell paper mill. An explosion and fire May 28, 2012, which killed one employee, caused the mill to be closed permanently. It had been an economic bedrock of Sartell for more than 100 years. The new highly colorful print shows the old brick paper-mill building and its chimney in the background and the newer baby-blue plant in back of that. The foreground shows a father and his little son with a firefighter’s hat on, fishing in the Mississippi River. The painting is sprinkled with flying ducks and two resting waterfowl. Speltz, an award-winning artist, lives in Armstrong, Iowa. His specialty is depicting Midwest life in paintings and prints, mainly for conservation groups and civic organizations. He is the owneroperator of Speltz Studio of Wildlife. “Anybody who ever worked at that mill will want to see this print,” said Ken Schulte, a member of the retired firefighters’ organization. “It’s a great commemorative piece for them and their families.” Those with questions about the print or how to order it can contact Schulte at ks92850@ charter.net.
The other current members of the baseball board are Brent Weber, president; and Tony Ahrndt, Mike Connolly, Pete Johnson, Lesa Kramer, Dave Schlangen and Curt Smallbrock.
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elevated-seat restriction. If a driver can see well enough to safely maneuver the vehicle for the road test, they are fine. If they use any cushion, booster seat or other device that elevates their driving position, then they get the restriction. If law enforcement observes an issue on the highway, whether it’s a traffic contact or crash, they can submit a “request for examination of driver” to the DVS-Driver Evaluation Unit. If there was an issue of the driver being able to see out of the vehicle, the officer would describe in detail the ac-
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Opinion Our View Sartell can share credit for St. Cloud’s good ranking St. Cloud has been ranked #24 in Forbes magazine’s newest list of the best of 184 smaller cities in the nation for business and careers. Fargo, N.D. is tops this year, Mankato is third and Rochester is 23rd. Minnesota is named by Forbes as #3 for the best state for the potential for people to make a decent living. Congratulations are in order, especially since St. Cloud’s #24 ranking is 31 places higher than it was in the Forbes’ list in 2013. Forbes has been publishing this particular list annually since 1998. Of course, none of this good news should come as a surprise to those who live and work here. After a miserable recession that began in 2008, it took awhile for St. Cloud to make a comeback, but that comeback is clearly underway. Job growth is up, unemployment is down and “For Hire” signs can be seen just about everywhere in this area. Forbes’ rankings are based on factors that include job growth, income growth in the past five years, education and the presence of colleges, cultural and recreational activities, mobility patterns, projected growth and the cost of living. It’s not just St. Cloud that deserves kudos for the impressive Forbes’ ranking. Surrounding cities are definitely part of this ongoing success story. Sartell, for example, is a good example of the winning criteria on the Forbes survey, everything from job growth to quality education, from extraordinary health-care facilities to recreational and cultural activities via the city’s park development, made possible by innovative public-private partnerships, as well as the regional half-cent sales tax. Sartell’s progressive successes are very much part of St. Cloud’s successes and vice versa. The same can be said of St. Joseph, with its academic, cultural and economic bedrocks – the College of St. Benedict and nearby St. John’s University. In just the past few years, St. Joseph has experienced some exciting downtown developments right along main street that make the area a magnet for people far and wide, including that city’s hugely successful Millstream Arts Festival. St. Joseph has become one of the finest cities in the state for nurturing all of the arts – music, painting, pottery, poetry and more. The proximity of the colleges has much to do with that success. Sartell and St. Joseph were often considered so-called “bedroom communities” at the edges of big St. Cloud, where people would come to go to work in the day and then return to their bedroom communities to sleep until the next work day. Sartell and St. Joseph are certainly bedroom communities no longer. Each city has a unique identity and dynamism, and plenty of St. Cloud residents, in fact, are going to work in those two cities. Another reason for St. Cloud’s ranking in the Forbes Top 25 is the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp., now headed by Patti Gartland, former Sartell city administrator. That organization networks with area businesses, industries and movers-and-shakers to attract and retain businesses and to help create a positive climate, in all respects, for businesses to thrive. Those attractive factors include all of the criteria for the Forbes listings. The development corporation, in doing its work, benefits not just St. Cloud but other area cities in the most inclusive, mutually beneficial fashion. Yet another reason for local success is the area planning meetings that take place with the cities’ mayors and council members. That kind of networking and cooperation ensures, generally, that what’s good for one is good for all. And thus, all of the cities in the Greater St. Cloud area can take a bow for the excellent Forbes’ rating.
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Be ready for Social Security earnings limits I’ve been advising fellow Baby Boomers to think twice before signing up for Social Security retirement benefits. I chose early retirement at age 62 only because I needed some income to supplement my half-time-job earnings. If you can, it’s probably best to wait until you are at or near full retirement age as your checks will be much bigger. If you change your mind midstream on that score, you’ll have to pay back in lump sum all the money you received. What I most want to warn about is the “earnings limit” if you retire before full retirement age. The earnings limit for 2013, on which this year’s Social Security payments are based, was $15,120. If you made more than that, Social Security will adjust your benefits accordingly this year, keeping back half of what you earned above that limit. At full retirement age (66 for my age group), those earnings limits don’t apply. But, don’t forget that in the year of your full retirement age, the Social Security checks you receive in that year will be based on the income you made the year before (when you were 65). That was the nasty surprise for me this year. So let’s say your work income in 2013 was $16,120, which was $1,000 above the limit. Social Security will keep back $500 from one of your monthly $1,000 checks for this year. If it’s more, depending on how much, they’ll keep two or even more checks. In the year AFTER your full retirement year, you won’t have to worry about limits on what you made at age 66. The good news is when you reach full retirement, your monthly benefits will be increased a bit to take into account the previous months in which you received no benefits or reduced benefits (because of earnings limits). The bad news is when Social Security
Dennis Dalman Editor sends you letters explaining (trying to explain) how they will adjust the amounts of your checks, you will likely tear out your hair (or what’s left of it) trying to make heads or tails out of those letters. They read as if they were written by the Mad Hatter. I’ve been getting such letters for the past three years, and they are virtually indecipherable. I’ve shared them with people I know who are wizards at math, accounting, finances, logic, and more, and they were all not only stumped but stunned anyone could write letters so needlessly confusing and even contradictory. In recent months, I received three letters telling me I made too much money last year so they’ll have to adjust my checks. I’ve gone through baffling hoops and hurdles trying to figure out exactly what those letters mean. I was on the phone for an hour one day, obeying the commands of a robo-voice at the national Social Security headquarters. After all the rigamarole, Mr. Robo asked me for my Social Security confirmation number. My what?!, I wondered. Then Robo explained it’s the number I was given when I signed up, a number I was never told to save or remember. Because I didn’t know that number, I could proceed no further and had to hang up on robot. Then I learned the Social Security office in St. Cloud has no local number. You’ve got to call the national number to speak to a “real” person, (such as to make an office appointment), but to do
that you first have to deal with Robo’s commands, and if you don’t know your confirmation number don’t even bother dialing. People kept telling me, “Just go to the local office; they’ll explain what the letters mean.” No thanks. A few years ago, I brought reasonable questions to that office, and the man who was supposed to help, a man who could barely speak English, harangued me verbally, telling me repeatedly “You no unnerstan’ the concekt.” (Translation: You don’t understand the concept.). I was so disgusted by his arrogant, unhelpful attitude, I left that office, vowing never to return. I’m not disputing Social Security rules. What I do take issue with are those crazily confusing letters. What I needed to know was so simple: Will I get a check in July and how much? Will I get a check in August and how much? Knowing that, I would be able to tighten my budget to tide me over until full benefits are restored. I was actually relieved when I checked my bank July 23 and discovered a Social Security check had not been auto-deposited – relieved because now, at last, after months of wondering, I now know the answer: No July check. IF I’m reading the latest letter correctly (a big IF), I will get $69 on my August check. And then, September will be the full amount again, I presume. I still have no idea how they did their math, but one might as well try to fathom the ways of God. I repeat: If you do retire early, try to stay under the earnings limit to avoid those maddening confusions. Other than that, Social Security is a wonderful program, and I am grateful it exists. The checks arrive like clockwork – unless, of course, you “made too much.”
Have we become two Americas? Are we becoming two Americas? Are we half liberal, Democrat, progressive and the other half conservative, Republican, traditional Americans? And if we are, can we ever get together at some level for the good of the country? In my several years on this planet, I’ve seen many presidential administrations come and go. I’ve seen successful Democrat presidents and I’ve seen successful Republican presidents. I fondly remember Democrat Harry Truman and I also fondly remember Republican Ronald Reagan. Some of the administrations had like-thinking Congresses and some had to deal with opposition in Congress. Regardless, most of these administrations were capable of governing and successful with their attempts. Don’t get me wrong. Most elected administrations have had to work to get the job done. But the job, for the most part, got done. In my lifetime, America has been involved in several major wars and many more so-called police actions. Most, but not all, were concluded with America and her influence intact. Today we have evolved to a state of debilitating non-compromising, party-firstcountry-second, I-win-you-lose politics. The people we’ve hired to govern seem to prefer their political party over their country. Bickering has become the order
Ron Scarbro Guest Writer of the day. We are involved in an interminable war in the Middle East that has lasted more than 10 years, the longest war in our history, and there seems to be no end in sight. Scandal after scandal keeps popping up. Government agencies and lifelong civil servants seem incapable of doing their jobs and even less interested in the good of the country. Poll after poll finds the American people fed up. Fed up with both the president and the Congress. Today President Obama has the lowest approval rating of his presidency. Congressional approval ratings are much lower yet. The people are also fed up with civil servants who refuse to answer questions and explain their mistakes and misjudgments. Have we gone too far to recover? Can people of good faith, people who love this country, sit down and work out satisfactory solutions to our problems? Everything isn’t politics. For the good of the country, sometimes the Republicans have to win.
For the good of the country, sometimes the Democrats have to win. The most important thing is that the country wins. Today we have major problems facing us. Our never-ending war in the Middle East for one. We have scandals which will not go away and they must be resolved. Now we are faced with possibly the most dangerous issue we have seen for decades. That is the invasion on our southern border of illegal aliens from all over the world. We absolutely cannot afford this influx of illegals. They are who knows who from who knows where. They bring nothing to this country but problems and costs. It’s past time for adults, liberal and conservative, to get together and fix the messes. They are not going away. We are not two Americas. We are one country that needs to resolve its differences for the good of the whole. Scarbro is retired and spends most of his free time with his grandchildren having moved from Sartell to St. Simons Island, Ga.. Writing and commenting on the news of the day is a pastime. Visit his weekly blog at ronscarbro.blogspot.com for more commentary.
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Devious spoof calls infuriate listeners by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org
So-called “spoof calls” are annoying and angering many people in the cities of Sartell and St. Joseph, as well as elsewhere, according to several complaints to the Newsleader. Roberta Bollig, who lives north of St. Joseph, said she has received many calls on her home phone or cell phone and is careful not to answer any calls of which she is doubtful of the caller. Bollig then googles the numbers that appear on her called ID to find out who the callers are. In too many cases, she said, the calls are from the same company, using “spoofing” numbers. That is, a company pretending to be another company or even a person. Bolling said in recent weeks, this spoofing has reached a new low. A voice from the company calling says the company (no name) would like to help “lower your credit-card rate.” In the past those companies would
leave messages. Bollig recently received a call, and the caller ID on her cell phone showed her husband’s name so of course she answered the phone. Instead of her husband’s voice, it was a greeting: “Hello, do you want to lower your creditcard rate?” Bollig immediately hung up and checked the caller ID again. It showed her husband’s name and their home phone number as it appears in the phone directory. Annoyed and angry by the intrusive, deceptive calls, Bollig began asking others if they, too, are getting such calls. One friend said she was getting the same kinds of calls, except hers would say “St. Cloud VA Hospital” on the caller ID. Another friend said she, too, received the same kind of nuisance calls, but in her case the caller ID said “Red Lobster.” Cheryl Nies, a friend of Bollig’s, decided to stay on the line from a “Red Lobster” call. When a “real” person was on the line, Nies asked her why the caller ID read-out says “Red Lobster.” The
woman refused to answer and instead kept asking her if she’d like to lower her credit-card rate. Nies kept demanding an answer, and finally the woman on the line had the gall to tell Nies she was “being a nuisance.” Then the woman on the other end of the line hung up on Nies. Days later, Nies received another spoof call, this one with the number of a Sauk Rapids residence. It was from the same place that “wants to lower your credit-card rate.” Nies had answered that call because she thought it might be a Sauk Rapids customer of her family’s business – someone who called their home instead of the shop. Bollig checked with the Federal Communications Commission’s website. Spoofing numbers is a fraudulent practice. “I think the public should be made aware of this disgusting, deceitful practice,” Bolling wrote in an email to the Newsleader. “Surely others have been getting these calls. It’s infuriating to know these companies keep
using these devious tactics and getting away with it.” According to information on the Internet, spoof calls occur worldwide, often for malicious – even sinister intent in some cases. According to Wikipedia, in 2009, an irate wife spoofed the number of her husband’s lover in an attempt to trick the woman into taking medications that would cause her to miscarry. Most often, however, spoof calls are used just to get people to answer the phone so telemarketers and others can launch into their sales pitches. In some cases, people use spoof calls for harmless pranks – usually harmless pranks – on their friends, such as an invitation to dinner at the White House. Caller ID spoofing can be done by those with access to a specialized digital connection to a telephone company, called an ISDN PRI circuit. The deceptive practice has been used by collection agencies, law-enforcement officials and private investigators “with varying degrees of legal-
ity,” according to Wikipedia. With the enormous complexity of electronic technology, the practice of spoofing will probably never be stamped out, legal or not. In the meantime, the only way to deal with it is if it happens and someone innocently answers a spoof call, just say “Stop spoofing and do not call my number again.” Then hang up. People should also be aware spoof calls have been used so those who answer phones think the call is from their bank, a credit-card company or a government agency. Such calls are from crooks, trying to elicit personal information. The best guard against such calls is never totally trust a caller ID name or number, and never give financial or personal information over the telephone. That is true whether it’s a spoof call or not. In short, never give any information of that nature unless you yourself initiate the call, being 100-percent certain of who you are talking with.
Council acknowledges charitable donations Seven donations totaling $3,225 were accepted by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. The donations came from individuals, businesses and foundations. Myron and Connie Umerski,
Sartell residents, donated $300 for the purchase of a barbecue grill and supplies to be used for senior and youth outreach programs. For that same cause, the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce donated $500. Great River Energy gave
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$500 to the Sartell Police Department for its youth programs. Country Manor donated $500 for the annual upcoming Cookout with Cops, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary 622, gave $250 also for the Cookout with Cops.
The Brian Klinefelter Memorial Foundation donated $500 for the Sartell Police Activities League for summer youth recreation. Area businesses chipped in for a total of $975 for the National Safety Council to purchase educational ma-
terials for local outreach programs. Donations to city-related programs must be formally accepted by the city council, something that is typically done each month.
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Memories from front page For the past year, the massive plant – old and new sections – have been undergoing demolition by American Iron and Metal, a company that is selling almost all of the thousands of tons of materials to recycling firms. Some select scrap pieces, however, will be used in creating imaginative bike racks and benches for The Mill Project. The project’s lead artistdirector is Heidi Jeub, a graduate of Sartell High School who now lives and works in Little Falls. The project’s fabrication director is Joe Schulte, Sartell industrialarts teacher. Research and development for The Mill Project is made possible by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board. Other partners for the project are the City of Sartell, Stearns History Museum, HBH Consultants, Todd Myra Photography and KVSC. Jeub has enlisted the help of three other artists – one sculptor, two painters – to help with the contributed photo project. The following are profiles Joe Schulte, Sartell industrial arts teacher, holds a flexible of the new artists who just joined pipe that might well become part of an art project. The Mill Project.
Artist Kyle Fokken of Minneapolis is a mixed-media sculptor who combines unusual imagery into hybrid sculptures to explore the cultural contexts between generations of people. Fokken said he has always been fascinated by “found objects,” things that were cast off as junk by other people. That fascination began out of economic necessity. “I was a fairly poor kid who would rescue other kids’ discarded plastic model airplanes, cars and ships from the trash to rework them,” Fokken said. “Since I could seldom afford to purchase new models to make, I would prolong my enjoyment of making dioramas showing the wear and tear on the vehicles like bullet holes, flak damage or damage from crash landings.” That process led Fokken to study historical photos. Those intense studies led to what Fokken calls his “Making Do” approach to art – using found objects as the fodder for his art. “My ancestors had this (makedo) mindset of recycling and using everything to its fullest extent when they first moved to Min-
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 nesota in order to survive and prosper in the tough environment of the Upper Midwest.” That attitude informs Fokken’s work in which he finds meaning, purpose or beauty in a castoff object, a meaning separate from the object’s original purpose. That same kind of re-purposed aesthetic Fokken plans to bring to bear in helping fashion bike racks and benches from the Verso paper-plant castoffs.
Painter Christopher Zlatic, native to Sartell, grew up in Rice and attended school in Sartell through high school. By the time he went to college, the Champion/Verso paper mill had become virtually etched in his mind as the defining visual landmark of Sartell, he noted. Still living in Rice, Zlatic has a bachelor’s degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He’s actively involved in the area arts scene, including with Visual Arts Minnesota and the St. Cloud Art Crawl events. Zlatic has been documenting the Verso demolition since its start in fall 2013. “I did that for months over the coldest parts of last winter, almost weekly, to get as many pictures of the mill, hoping to preserve it for my own interests, but also to generate source imagery for incorpoStarring St. Joseph resident Brad Busse!
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Above: An industrial gear like this one is likely to become part of a bench or a bike rack for The Mill Project. At right: Christopher Zlatic, a former Sartell student, works on a large surrealist floral painting. See more photos on page 9. rating into future paintings,” Zlatic said. “The result is a near 360-degree portrait of the building.” Now, he added, he is eager to examine the many pieces from the demolition, sketch them and then create a new form of art that can serve as a monument to the monument that was the Verso mill.
Painter and sculptor Joshua Fay, who is about to graduate with a degree in painting from St. Cloud State University, has had many of his works ex-
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If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the Sartell Police Department at 320-2518186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers. org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.
The Sartell VFW Baseball Team recently earned second place in the Central Minnesota Classic VFW Tournament held June 6-8 in Sartell and Cold Spring. The team also finished in third place at the St. Cloud East Side VFW tournament, held July 11-13 at Dick Putz and Joe Faber fields. Both tournaments consisted of a field of 16 teams from across the state. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Cole Moritz, Isaac Dammen, Andrew Grant, Nick Baggenstoss, Jonah Nebosis, Zach Omann and Keenan Lund (back row) Braeden Dykhuizen, Blake Weber, Cody Rose, Carter Neuenschwander, Matt Rickers, Brandon Kramer, Blake Tunnell and Coach Cole Jenkins. Not pictured: Coach Jeff Swenson, Matt Partch, Garrett Roelofs and Isaac Schneider.
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Erin Unger of Sartell recently graduated with degrees in French and German from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Megan Carter of Sartell was recently named to the spring dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma City (Okla.) University. Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Sienna Schneider was recently named to the spring dean’s list at St. Thomas University, St. Paul. Student must attain a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher to achieve this honor. Schneider is majoring in business and Spanish and is a graduate of Sartell High School.
July 16 12:44 p.m. 10th Avenue N. Suspicious vehicle. A report was made regarding a suspicious vehicle containing two males, taking pictures of a residence. An officer arrived and was unable to locate any vehicles matching the description in the area. 10:50 p.m. Birch Circle. Domestic. An emergency call was placed stating an adult female was physically assaulting an adult male. Officers arrived and found evidence of a physical attack. The female was placed under arrest without incident. July 17 2:32 a.m. 16th Avenue N. Suspicious activity. A complaint was made regarding four juvenile males ringing a doorbell and then running from the residence. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the juveniles. 5:56 p.m. Lowell Lane. Juvenile problem. A complaint was made regarding juveniles starting fires in the area. An officer located the juveniles and they admitted to attempting to start a fire and shooting their BB gun. The officer explained that was against city ordinance and they stated they understood. This was also explained to the parents, who were in the area. July 18 7:19 a.m. Victory Loop. Dog. A complaint was made regarding dogs barking excessively. An officer sat in the area and did not hear any barking.
10:40 a.m. Walmart. Theft. An adult male was witnessed leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. The male was located and admitted to the theft. He was issued a citation and released. 10:39 p.m. 16th Avenue N. Vehicle vandalism. A report was made regarding bullet holes found in the passenger side of a vehicle. The owner stated it happened sometime within the past week. July 19 4:18 p.m. Victory Loop. Dog. A complaint was made regarding dogs barking excessively. An officer sat in the area and did not hear any barking. The owners were notified about the complaint. 10:09 p.m. Pine Tree Court. Suspicious activity. An emergency call was placed stating someone was knocking on a bedroom window. An officer arrived and could not locate anyone but explained he thought it might be the fireworks in the area. 10:19 p.m. Pine Tree Court. Fireworks. A complaint was made regarding multiple fireworks in the area. An officer spoke to the resident and he stated he would stop. July 20 1:16 a.m. Sunset Avenue. Domestic. An emergency call was placed stating an adult male was physically assaulting an adult female. Officers arrived and found physical evidence of an assault. The male was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail without incident. 10:07 p.m. 5th Avenue E. Fight. A report was made regarding an active fight between numerous males and females in a parking lot. Officers arrived and were able to defuse the argument. All parties stated the argument was only verbal. July 21 3:06 p.m. 10th Street S. Neighbor dispute. A report was made regarding a camper parked on a street for approximately three weeks and numerous garage sale signs left out. An officer spoke to the resident and informed her of the complaint. She stated she would remove the camper and signs. 5:52 p.m. Lawrence Circle. Suspicious vehicle. A complaint was made regarding a vehicle driving around in the neighborhood numerous times. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle described. July 22 2:32 a.m. 5th Avenue E. Unwanted person. A complaint was made regarding an adult female at a residence who was refusing to leave. Officer arrived and found the female had an active arrest warrant. She was placed under arrest without incident.
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Apartment residents need sidewalk A Sartell resident urged the Sartell City Council to expedite, if possible, plans for a sidewalk along the south side of 2nd Street. At its last meeting, during its Open Forum session, the council heard from resident Kim Pettman, who lives in the David E. Day Apartments on the south side of 2nd Street just east of the gas stationconvenience store of Rolling Green Plaza. Pettman lives in those apartments, which are specially equipped for people with physical disabilities. Pett-
man said some residents in the 16-unit facility have trouble getting to the bus stop due to the lack of a sidewalk. Having to use walking aids, some residents have a struggle without access to a sidewalk, Pettman noted. During Open Forum sessions at council meetings, residents can voice concerns for up to three minutes, but the council cannot comment on those concerns at that particular meeting since the topics are not on that evening’s agenda for action by the council. Council members
do take comments into consideration, however, for possible discussion at subsequent meetings. The City of Sartell was granted a Safe Routes to School grant, which will allow for construction of a sidewalk along the north side of 2nd Street, as requested by Pettman. However, the grant cannot be used until 2016 at the earliest, said Sartell City Planner and Developer Anita Rasmussen. To put a sidewalk in at that location earlier would require advance funding of some sort.
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ings will resume in September (Monday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 22). The next council meeting – the only one in August – will take place Aug. 11. The council members and mayor all have many other meetings they attend during the St. John’s abbey sets archery-only deer hunt Archery deer hunters are invited forest and a healthy deer herd in summer, such as meetings of to apply for permission to hunt the Abbey Arboretum’s 2,500+ committees, commissions and deer on St. John’s Abbey property acres. Applications to hunt at St. joint-cities meetings.
During the summer months, the Sartell City Council meets only once a month for its regular meetings, although special meetings can be scheduled if there is pressing business to handle.
in Stearns County. This year, the abbey is using an archery-only hunt beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 31. The goal is to assure a population level that will allow both adequate regeneration of the
In summer, the council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month. That change to once-a-month summer meetings was made by the current council in spring 2013. Twice-a-month council meet-
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Join discussion on The Last Ferryman Join local author Gregory Randle in a discussion of his book, The Last Ferryman, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Hear excerpts from this compelling saga, and
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Whitney series focuses on nutrition Join others to view board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, M.D., who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at Whit-
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Donate appliances, furniture to ReStore The ReStore is in need of some large items like appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers), patio and living-room sets, kitchen cabinets, windows and flooring. Donate today and contribute to the ReStore and Habitat
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Above: An employee, perhaps in the 1950s, packs quality paper sheets at the Sartell paper mill. photo by Tina Jennissen
At right: Joshua Fay installs art at Seven Elephants Coffee shop in St. Cloud. See Mill Project story on front page.
Fifth Avenue Fest features music, history, food, fun St. Cloud’s Fifth Avenue Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 2. The event, the second annual summer celebration of the thoroughfare’s heritage as a significant dining, entertainment and business center; historic south side/university neighborhood and home of St. Cloud’s oldest public park, will feature family fun and
refreshments along Fifth Avenue from Pioneer Place to Barden Park, featuring local and regional musicians; a walking tour of downtown landmarks led by historian Bill Morgan; specials at eateries along the way; an extended Farmers’ Market; skateboarding events at City Hall; photos and activities highlighting the old neighborhood, including historic First Presbyte-
rian Church and the Islamic Center in the city’s oldest church; refreshments and boutique at the Welcome Center; SCSU Community Garden and Women’s Center stops; and children’s activities, history stations and lively music at Barden Park. For more information, visit www.thenewsleaders.com and click on Aug. 1 Criers.
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Public invited to Moening retirement party by Dennis Dalman email@example.com
After 36 years of helping people with disabilities, Judy Moening will be honored at a retirement party open to the public from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Great River Bowl. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres at the party. Moening is executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota. Her last official day on the job will be Aug. 7. Looking back over her long career with UCPCM, Moening’s mind becomes crowded with many happy success stories. But just about her all-time favorite story is about Eric, the 11-year-old boy in the area who suffered such severe cerebral palsy he could not communicate at all through talking. About 20 years ago, along came a communications device called a “Dynavox.” At the time, it was expensive, $7,000, and insurance wouldn’t cover it because it was so new and untried. However, UCP helped buy one for Eric. The device was equipped with all kinds of keys, each with
a stylized picture on it. When a key was punched, the machine would “talk.” One day Eric’s teacher invited Moening to his school so she could see in person what a remarkable change the Dynavox had made for Eric. At the school, Moening watched Eric proudly demonstrate his new talking machine. At one point, she asked him what the picture of the black bug on one of the keys meant. Instantly Eric was smiling mischievously, so excited and happy his muscles began to seize up in spasms. Then he pressed the key, and the voice said, “Don’t bug me!” It was, said the teacher, the first time Eric was able to “tell” his brothers and sisters to “bug off!” He had to use that key quite often. Eric, Moening said, is doing just fine now, after all those years, and has gone on to infinitely more sophisticated communications devices. Cerebral palsy ranges from mild to severe, Moening noted, which means UCPCM dealt with a very wide range of needs and options for cerebral-palsy sufferers and their families.
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“Having cerebral palsy,” she said, “affects a person’s ability to control their muscles, and many cannot talk or have great difficulty talking because it’s hard for them to form their mouth muscles so they can produce speech. Cerebral palsy is like being trapped in a body you cannot control.” Born in Melrose, Moening now lives in St. Cloud where she worked at Bankers Systems for many years. Then she took some time off. One day, a neighbor, who was on the board of UCPCM, convinced Moening to apply for a part-time job at the agency. She did and got the job. “I became very passionate about helping people with disabilities,” she said. “I liked working with employees of the non-profits who were so greatly passionate about their work.” The agency comes in contact with about 600 people per year in the counties of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne. A lot of the help consists of providing appropriate assistive technologies, such as recycled computers and the voice machines that allow people to communicate, as was Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Windows • Metal Roofs HAAG™ Certified Roof Inspectors for hail/wind
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Judy Moening will be honored at a retirement party Aug. 5 at Great River Bowl. The public is encouraged to attend the party. visit her children, all of whom live out of state.
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Friday, Aug. 8 Blood drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., American Red Cross, 1301 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 1-800-7332767. Grilled brat and hot dog sale, sponsored by St. Joseph Lions, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market, 26 1st Ave. NW. St. Joseph Farmers’ Market, 3-6:30 p.m., near the Wobegon Trail Center, C.R. 2. Saturday, Aug. 9 Blood drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., American Red Cross, 1301 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 1-800-7332767. Grilled brat and hot dog sale, sponsored by St. Joseph Lions, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph Meat Market, 26 1st Ave. NW. Corn-on-the-cob feed and pork chop dinner, 4-9 p.m., St. James Parish, Jacobs Prairie.
LEgal notICEs CITY OF SARTELL OFFICIAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING OF THE AUTOMARK EQUIPMENT AND OPTICAL SCAN VOTING MACHINES TO BE HELD IN THE CITY OF SARTELL, MINN. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public accuracy test of the AutoMARK equipment and the M100 optical scan voting equipment to be used at the Aug. 12, 2014 Primary Election will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The test will be conducted
at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N., in the city of Sartell. Mary Degiovanni City Administrator Publish: Aug. 1, 2014
CITY OF SARTELL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON VACATION OF DRAINAGE & UTILITY EASEMENTS OAK RIDGE CROSSING THE FIRST (FORMALLY OAK RIDGE COMMONS) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN upon motion of the city council of Sartell, Minn. a public hearing will be held before the city council of Sartell, Minn., at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on Monday, Aug. 11, in the council chambers at the Sartell City Hall, to hear all persons present upon the proposed vacation of drainage and utility easements in the city of Sartell, Minn., described as follows: The north 10 feet of the south 40 feet of Lots 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 all in Block 4, OAK RIDGE
COMMONS, according to the recorded plat thereof, Stearns County, Minn. LESS AND EXCEPT the west 12 feet of said Lot 1, and the east 6 feet of said Lot 2, and the west 6 feet of said Lot 5, and the east 6 feet of said Lot 6, and the west 6 feet of said Lot 7, and the east 6 feet of said Lot 8, and the west 6 feet of said Lot 11, and the east 12 feet of said Lot 12 thereof. Mary Degiovanni City Administrator Publish: Aug. 1, 2014
CITY OF ST. STEPHEN LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE The City of St. Stephen will conduct a Public Accuracy Test of the Automark Voting Machine and the M100 Ballot Counter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The test will take place in the Council Chamber of City Hall at 2 6th Ave. SE, St. Stephen.
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/c/ Cris Drais City of St. Stephen City Clerk Dated: July 29, 2014 Publish: Aug. 1, 2014
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Register early for Cookout with Cops
It’s time for Sartell senior citizens to register for the seventh annual Cookout with Cops that will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 28 at St. Francis Xavier Church’s Gathering Place. Early reservations are needed so the police department can plan on how much food to order and other accommodations. The annual event, sponsored by the police department, is a way for seniors
and police to establish good bonds while enjoying a barbecue lunch together and hearing guest speakers on safety issues. “The event is a way for seniors to get to know the other seniors who live in the community as well as the police officers who serve them and other citizens on a a daily basis,” said Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes. The lunch consists of hot dogs, hamburgers and all the
usual fixings. In recent years, the event has averaged about 200 attendees each time, Hughes noted. A group called “Just Friends” will provide musical entertainment. A seminar on identity theft and personal safety will be given by police officers and other guest speakers. The event is free and open to seniors ages 55 and above. To register, call 320-258-7365.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014