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Rochester resident writes about love in anthology By Jade Sexton

Amy Hahn of Rochester started writing stories when she was a child growing up in Harmony. Throughout school she always had several notebooks with her and was always reading or writing something. She knew that was what she wanted to do with her life. So far, Hahn has had five books published, and is working on a few more. She lives in Rochester with her husband Chris, and works at Mayo Clinic as a writer/editor in Patient Education. She and her husband both grew up in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School. Hahn’s first published book was Mr. Jack Frost, which came out in late 2008. Since then she has released Courting his Royal Highness, Dr. Anderson’s Nanny, and Knight of the Amulet. She has also had The Ice Carousel published as an e-book only. These books were all pub- Amy Hahn will have a short story included in a romance anlished with the Wild Rose thology coming out in February. Press except for Knight of the Photo by Jade Sexton Amulet, which was published by Willow Moon. They are Entering contests and sub- tunities for writers today than all available on Amazon and mitting manuscripts for pub- ever before, and Hahn encourBarnes and Noble websites as lication have helped Hahn to ages writers to get out there and well. seek out their niche. With the become a better writer. Hahn belongs to the “My first rejection letter was many different genres, there Romance Writers of America, two pages long,” shared Hahn. is a place for almost anything. which is a national organiza- “They gave me ideas to improve. And being rejected by one pubtion. She receives a monthly It was a good rejection letter; I lisher or editor does not mean magazine from them that lets saved that one.” it’s time to give up. her know what is going on Hahn took their suggestions The next project that Hahn in the publishing world and and polished up her work and will be a part of is an antholupdates on what publishers are eventually it was accepted. looking for. There are many more opporSee AMY HAHN Page 8 





Rochester City Council swaps billboard locations By Nate L angworthy

New billboard could soon be going up on West Circle Drive between Highway 14 and 41st Street NW, an area the Rochester city council previously felt was unfit for the advertisements. Former council president, John Hunziker, returned to explain the council’s previous thinking in denying billboards in that location. In 1997, the council did not foresee the land becoming nearly entirely commercial as it is today. “Times change,” Hunziker said, as city staff chuckled at his change of heart. Still, council member Ed Hruska, having served the longest of current council members, remembers the discussion and opposed the expansion of billboard advertisements into the area. “I hope that this isn’t the first

of many things to come; it’s important to keep them as they are as much as possible,” he said casting the lone dissenting vote. By a 5-1 vote, the council voted to allow the billboards after council member Michael Wojcik amended the language to ensure that the digital billboards will comply with dark sky standards, and that by approving these billboards, more square footage of the signs will be eliminated from the city in other locations throughout the city. The ratio of to be removed from other parts of the city, especially the downtown area, is 2.5 square feet of signage for every square foot put up on West Circle Drive. “I think we’ve done everything we can do to get the public the benefit out of this,” Wojcik said. Other council business The council unanimously approved an amendment to the special district language to See ROCHESTER Page 5 

Eyota City Council delays ambulance building decision By Bill Lisser

The Eyota City Council postponed a decision on where to put the new ambulance building. The council will review the options and have more discussion at the work meeting Thursday, January 31. No decisions can be made at the meeting, but it will be an opportunity to look at the options in more detail. The two options being con-

sidered are to build the building away from downtown on land near the Eyota Market or connect to the fire hall. Concerns were raised about the fire hall structure and the ability to expand the fire hall in the future if necessary. The council also wants to get input from Mike Bubany, city financial advisor, on the different financSee EYOTA Page 6 

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Obituaries Hilda Hoffman Hilda M. Hoffman, 83, of Northfield, Minnesota. Previously, of Preston, (33 years), died January 23, 2013, at the Northfield Hospital. Hilda was born on September 2, 1929, in Cobden, Minnesota the daughter of Herschel and Selma (Beltz) Treichel. Hilda married Sylvester Hoffmann on October 18, 1947. They established Hoffmann’s Furniture and Upholstery business in New Ulm which they operated together until 1978 when they relocated to a farm near Preston. While Sylvester continued the upholstery business, Hilda went back to school and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked in this occupation for 17 1/2 years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. There, she touched the lives of many in tough times and made many lasting friendships among the staff. She was happiest when all of her family were together. Hilda attended

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin, she enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, sewing and crocheting. Hilda is survived by her eight children: Linda Havemeier, Randy, Daniel, Kevin (Dao), Debra (Chris) Thompson, Jeffery (Lori), Timothy, and Pamela Hoffman. 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Walter Treichel, and Oswald (LaVern) Treichel. Also, many nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friends. Funeral services were Saturday, January 26 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Pastor Randy Fossum officiating. Burial was in Watson Creek Cemetery, Preston. Ruth Holthe Ruth Helen Holthe, 96, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Waseca Nursing Home, where she resided for two months. Ruth Helen Halverson was born June 6, 1916, to Oscar and Dorthy (Dollie) Halverson. She attended school through the

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 eighth grade. On Sept. 6, 1936, she married Arnold Arvid Holthe in Lanesboro. Ruth worked as an egg candler, and Arnold was a school custodian. Arnold passed away Aug. 25, 1979. Ruth was a member of the Sons of Norway. She would dress up in Norwegian costumes, and ride in parades. She was also a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, Bethlehem Lutheran Sewing Club, Ladies Aid and volunteered at the Senior Center. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Rae) Holthe of Waseca, and Charles (Sandy) Holthe of Belleville, Wis.; four grandchildren, Sandra Stettler of Rochester, Mike Holthe of Minneapolis, Jerod Holthe of Madison, Wis., and Joleen Wodka of Madison, Wis.; and six great-grandchildren, Jack Holthe, Grace Holthe, Keora Wodka, Kate Holthe, Colette Wodka and Luke Holthe all of Madison, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister. The funeral service was held


Monday, Jan. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery. Diane Marie Serfling Diane Marie (Haase) Serfling, 54, of Stewartville, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester. Diane was born on September 8, 1958, in Yankton, South Dakota to Vern and Arlene (Schaeffer) Haase. She graduated from Scotland High School in South Dakota. She continued her education graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 1980, Mayo Clinic physical therapy program in 1982 and received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2005. She married David Serfling November 6, 1980. David preceded Diane in death on January 6, 2006. She married Peter Bakker on October 9, 2009. She worked at Mayo Clinic as a Phys-

Sex-trafficking safe house needed in Rochester By Rachel Hammer Internet sales for sex with children is on the rise in Minnesota. An estimated 8,000 to 12,000 women and children are being sold for sexual services in Minnesota every day. The Sisters of St. Francis sponsored Breaking the Chains of Modern Day Slavery, a symposium with multiple events during the month of January to bring awareness and activism to a human rights issue in Rochester—human trafficking, a story which Andy Siefert covered in detail last week. Proclaimed on January 12th by Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking occurs when “people are taken against their will, bought, sold, and enslaved for sexual exploitation, sweat shops, forced begging, sale of human organs,

farm labor, and domestic servitude.” It has been estimated that 80 percent of trafficked people are women, and 50 percent are children. In December of 2011, Rochester police posted a fake ad on an internet site through which undercover officers arranged to meet perpetrators “johns” in a local hotel room. That sting operation led to the arrest and charge of 17 men for soliciting prostitutes. Investigator Brent Petersen has alluded to more recent sting operations that have yielded similar results, some as many as 25 arrests, but Petersen said, “We believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.” For only a handful of arrests made, there are always more johns soliciting services than the police department has time to deal with. Petersen recounted his shock

Olmsted County Church Directory Congregational Church, .................................................................................. United Church of Christ........................................................Sundays - 10am; 974 Skyline Dr. SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-4581 Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rochester, NALC ..........................................................Saturdays - 6:00pm Worship at Oasis Church, 1815 NW 38th St., Rochester, MN Good Shepherd Lutheran Church .....Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. - 8:00am & 10:30am 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 Grace Lutheran Church WELS.......................................... Sundays - 10:00am 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 Pax Christi Catholic Church .... Sat. - 5:15pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am; ............................................ Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 9:00am & Wed. - 7:00am 4135 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8542 St. Pius X .........................................Sat. - 4pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am 1315 12th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8238 Unity of Rochester Study Group .........................2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) Monday, February 27, 2012


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•Encouraging men and boys to end the demand of commercial sex with women and girls by educating them about the reality of prostitution and sex-slavery in the United States. •Educating boys about the dangers of pornography and encourage them to avoid internet sites, videos, and magazines with images that exploit women and children. Stephanie Holt, executive director and founder of Mission 21, said that many of the girls they connect with on their Help Line are desperate to get out of their situations but are not ready to take the next step to recovery and freedom without safe housing. Since we know that many children are recruited while in high school, Mission 21 aims to educate the teenage youth of Rochester about the consequences of trafficking and how to stay safe. Information on upcoming Teen Movie Nights and awareness events can be found at www.mission21mn. org.

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ical Therapist. She was a prolific reader, enjoyed playing Sudoku, and going on vacations. An impassioned chef, her recipes and creations were enjoyed by all who shared them. Her faith and family were central to her life. Diane is survived by her husband Peter Bakker, children Hannah (Ben) Mulholland, Ethan Serfling, Raynard Bakker, Rhiannon Bakker, Alexandria Bakker, Caleb Bakker, granddaughter Nicole Mulholland, her parents Vern and Arlene Haase, two brothers Daniel (Marlys) Haase and Dr. David (Janet) Haase, sister Dawn Hagge, two sisters-in-law Dr. Ruth Bakker and Elaine (Barry) Lawrensen, her father and mother-in-law Raymond and Bertha Bakker, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Cancer Research. Crosswinds Church held the memorial service on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. A private burial will be held at a later date.

after a sting operation when he on the problem is the Women’s mistakenly left a fake advertise- foundation of Minnesota with ment up online over the week- their campaign Minnesota Girls end. When the team returned Are Not for Sale. Their research Monday morning there were shows that the Twin Cities area hundreds of messages on the is one of the country’s 13 largest police phone number provided human trafficking hot spots. In in the ad. The prevalence of sex 2010, with the Women’s Fundcrimes in Rochester, especially ing Network, they joined the those against children, is far national launch of “A Future, worse than many residents real- Not a Past,” a program modeled on Georgia’s successful camize. There are several anti-traf- paign against the prostitution of ficking services providing ser- young girls. More information vices to both victims and men about the campaign is available struggling with sex addiction. at http://www.mngirlsnotforBreaking Free, headquartered in St. Paul, offers permanent Since 2010, right in Rochester, and transitional safe housing for Mission 21 is an anti-trafficking victims, crisis intervention, sup- service which also offers advoport groups, legal services, and a cacy and victim support, but “John School” where sex offend- hopes to open a Home for Girls ers receive education and coun- ages 5-15 years old to provide a seling to treat sex addiction and safe and loving environment for compulsive sexual behavior (visit children rescued from domestic These are minor trafficking. While donaall effective and life-changing tions to make that a reality are services for victims, but repre- welcome at Mission 21 P.O. Box sentative Noelle Volin argues 6393, Rochester, MN 55903, that the real problem she would or online at www.mission21mn. Pag RNA L OLMSTED COU NTY JOU like to see better addressed is org, you can also helpMonby: day, February 27, 2012 “the mindset of the youth in •Hosting a Mission 21 Human PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICES ES NOTIC Ave. Harmony PUBLICclass; Awareness conour country. The dismissive atti- MainTrafficking Call to IO N AU CT you tact matthew@mission21mn. tude that ‘boys will be boys’ M Verify JE See e h Movie ATRE AR like THE NDthrows at t ies CA LEhe org and ‘he’s a pussy, v o M Tickets ~ $5 Adult • $4 Kids & Seniors hold Sun., Mar 4 - Coin, Tool & House 7:30 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . M Auction . F Sales household items, a girl’ is Auction deeply inS . M . 3 •Donating Valley . Held at Springengrained . . . . . . . …. 7:30 MN. Bldg., 412 East Park St, Spring Valley, & 7:30 . 4 . .… 4:00gift S . M food, cards, music instruSpring Valley Sales that our culture.” Volin info. contactsuggests For more Co. (507)346-2183. springvalleysa ments, art supplies, etc. l. we need more youth programs Journa Notice in the ing Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Notice of Upcom Gehling site Sale . •Contacting state representathat teach respect for women to Auction nment Consig MN. For Implement & Auction Co., Preston, , Inc. 507Auctionviolence tives and encourage them to reinforce messages that more info contact Gehling Notice 765-2131, support anti-trafficking legislal. against women not okay.” in the Journa“is mAtiOn On-line AuctiOn infOr tion. Another organization working Store, y On-Line Auctions, Complete Grocer



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C ommentary Are you smarter than a 5th grader? By Yvonne Nyenhuis During the Bush administration, Dana Perino was taking questions from reporters. The subject of the Cuban Missile Crisis came up. It turned out Dana had never heard about the installation of nuclear missiles by the Soviet Union on Cuba; the thirteen days in October 1962 in which the world came to the brink of a nuclear war. How did she Yvonne get through Nyenhuis school without hearing about it and become a spokesperson for the Republican Administration? During the 2008 election, Sarah Palin was interviewed by Charlie Gibbs. He asked her what she thought of Bush’s Doctrine of Preemption. Sarah was stunned. She froze like a “deer caught in the headlights.” I couldn’t believe it. She was running for Vice President of the United States and didn’t know that it was Bush’s Doctrine of Preemption that took us into war with Iraq! The 2008 election rolled out a litany of characters. Sharon Angle, running for Harry Reid’s seat in Nevada, sugested if her party didn’t win by the number of votes, a “Second Amendment” solution might be necessary. She appeared to be advocating revolution in the streets. Asked her opinion about a thirteen-year-old girl who was pregnant, raped by her father, she answered, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” The girl should “make lemonade out of lemons.” She shares the view expressed in the Republican platform where no allowance is made for rape incest or health of the mother. At the debates we were introEditorial Cartoon

duced to the candidates for President. Rick Santorum believes that the authority of the Bible takes precendent over the Constitution. He sees science as being in conflict with religion and higher education as undermining religious faith. Herman Cain was ready to solve our tax problems with his 9-9-9 plan. He seemed a bit fuzzy on foreign policy - he became a bit flustered (“ubecky-beckystan”). Michele Bachman commented with great feeling how our founding fathers “worked tirelessly to rid this country of slavery.” I don’t know where she went to school. Didn’t anyone tell her that Washington and Jefferson both owned slaves? Rick Perry didn’t know how many judges are on the Supreme Court. You would think anyone running for President would know there are nine judges on the Supreme Court. He also apparently opposed three agencies which he promised to get rid of on becoming President. He told us the first two then forgot the third that he was “absolutely against!” Gingrich emphasized the importance of morality and family values. He was dating his third wife, while married to his second, during which time he was working to impeach Clinton for infidelity. Mitt Romney vowed to rescind the Affordable Health Care Law. They all seemed to agree with Romney. “The first thing I’ll do is get rid of Planned Parenthood!” He offered Perry a $1,000 bet. Ron Paul is for liberty and freedom. He noted the “War on Drugs” has been a failure and suggests we should legalize drugs as we did with alcohol. He would abolish the Board of Education and cut military

spending. Jon Huntsman was never seriously considered by Republicans as a candidate. He believes in science and global warming. He served under a Democratic President as an ambassador to China. His colleagues consider him a “traitor” to their cause. In the Republican Party, you’re not supposed to put country ahead of party! My first requirement for candidates for high office is that they know more than I do. My suggestion to improve the vetting process? They should be contestants on Are You Smarter than Fifth Grader? When Paul Ryan was confronted after a speech in which he lied six times, he announced that his campaign would “not be held hostage by fact checkers.” John Kyle declared that Planned Parenthood uses 90 percent of its funding for abortions. The actual amount is three percent. (Orin Hatch had the audacity to say it’s 95 percent.) Republicans seem to feel that if you can’t win with the truth- lie! The last election was inspiring and exciting because we saw the power of the vote. We learned that we average citizens have a role to play in government. We need to know our representatives and push them to act on our behalf. We are not helpless. We can move the country forward. As our leaders need to be familiar with the “bones and muscle” of government as they are with the rooms in their house, they should have studied history and geography - have some exposure to science, the environment, finance, economics, and law. Whatever happened to truth and honesty?

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Goodwill Valentines Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The empty shelves after Christmas were being stocked with valentine decorations as the left over Christmas decorations were being shoved to the back corner Katie Van Sickle of the stores. After all, there is only six weeks between Christmas and Valentine’s Day. This is a reminder for husbands and boyfriends that this is an IMPORTANT DAY in your wife/girlfriend’s life. As you put away your Christmas decorations, look for things that transition right into Valentine decorations. For instance...... how about that red table cloth still on the dining table? Build from there by using your red candles that have not been put away yet. Don’t forget your red poinsettia plant after Christmas. Stop by a floral shop and pick up a “pick” with a long stem with one, two or three hearts on top and add it to the poinsettia plant for a valentine look. One year all the green leaves fell off mine and I had to put fake greenery under the red flowers. It did the trick. I also noticed the cute valentine material you can buy. One yard of material makes a nice look on your kitchen table. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to decorate for any holiday. After Valentine’s Day check out the stores for marked down products, just like after Christmas. Don’t forget napkins. I have a box in the basement labeled “Valentine’s.” In that box I have heart-shaped plates, also trays and coffee cups painted with small red hearts. Over the years I have purchased many small valentine decorations at garage

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sales and second hand stores. Recently I purchased a medium sized, heart shaped bird cage. It was decorated with pink ribbon and pink flowers on the top and was a very reasonable price. It also contained a bird’s nest with pink eggs. It will look great on my coffee table. Check out stores that sell fake flowers. (They are so real looking these days.) I once bought very real looking pink peony flowers on clearance. I display them in a tall vase on an end table around Valentine’s Day. Look for ribbon with hearts to use around the vase and make a big bow. Also, I have two old heart-shaped boxes that were once filled with chocolates. One is red with a red bow and the other one looks like a black tuxedo with white ruffled shirt and a bow tie. They are very cute displayed together on my mantle. For about two years, I had been collecting “nice” quality holiday decorations at garage sales and secondhand stores. When I had some decorations for Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving I sent a package to my newly married granddaughter as each holiday came along in 2012. See VAN SICKLE Page 5 

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We keep in contact by e-mail and she thought it was fun to get decorations for holidays from her grandma when they live so far away from their families. If you want to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, think of “five” people who would be delighted to get a Valentine greeting in the mail. Think of the elderly people from your church, your neighborhood, a veteran, relatives who live far away...or even your grandma! Be sure to tell them how special they are to you and how much you love them. I can guarantee

it will brighten their day and their attitude because they were remembered. If you have extra time or ambition, bake some roll out sugar cookies and use your heartshaped cookie cutter. Sprinkle them with red or pink sugar sprinkles. The perfect small box to put them into is the empty Christmas greeting card box with the clear plastic cover. Line it with a valentine napkin. Pop in the fresh cookies. Curl up some red curling ribbon to tie the box shut and attach the Valentine. Enjoy the pleasure YOU will receive for remembering the “forgotten.” Happy Valentine’s Day!

Olmsted County District Court On January 24, 2013, Allan Michael Fernandez, 22 of Byron, appeared before Judge Robert Birnbaum at the Olmsted County Courthouse. He was convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree- Dangerous Weapon. He was sentenced to 27 months at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, which was stayed for seven years, seven years supervised probation, 120 days local confinement, and 100 hours community service. Travis James Hahn, 22 of Rochester, was convicted of Domestic Assault and was given a stay of imposition. He was sentenced to five years supervised probation, 45 days local confinement with credit for three days served, and 100 hours community service. Andrew James Kruger, 23 of Stewartville, was convicted of Financial Transaction Card Fraud and was given a stay of imposition. He was sentenced to five years supervised probation, 60 days local confinement with credit for 41 days served,

and 100 hours community service. Joshua Kent Forcier, 28 of Moorhead, was convicted of Drugs in the 5th Degree-Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4- Not a small amount of marijuana, and was given a statutory stay of adjudication. He was sentenced to five years supervised probation, and 50 hours community service. Amanda Mae Heath, 39 of Rochester, was convicted of Check Forgery- Falsely Endorse, and was given a stay of imposition. She was sentenced to five years supervised probation, 30 days local confinement with credit for two days served, and 50 hours community service. Nathaniel Miller, 41 of Red Banks, MS, was convicted of Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk and was given a stay of imposition. He was sentenced to five years supervised probation, 150 days local confinement with credit for 100 days served, and 100 hours community service.

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allow Mayowood Senior Housing, a proposed development on approximately six acres northeast of the intersection of 16th Street SW and Mayowood Road SW. The senior housing project will include independent living, assisted living, and memory care units. There are 175 units planned in total, with 62 underground parking spaces and 83 parking spaces in the center of the buildings. Garden and outdoor recreation areas are planned, as well as a link to a city bicycle path that runs along Mayowood Road. Improvements will need to be made to the intersection of 16th Street and Mayowood Road with the increased traffic due to recent commercial development as well as the prospect of Mayowood Senior Housing. The intersection may be set at a right angle, whereas now it is slanted, and either a stoplight or roundabout would be installed. Council member Ed Hruska and Mayor Ardell Brede favored a stoplight to cause a

break in traffic so that drivers could make turns on other parts of 16th Street. Council member Michael Wojcik stated that he generally favors roundabouts, but would wait to see the engineer’s analysis. Kim Bradley, general manager of Apache Mall, strongly advocated placing a stoplight at the intersection. “It’s just too congested,” she said. “If it’s a roundabout instead of a stoplight, there could be major problems.” Council member Ed Hruska praised the project and its use of natural wooded space along the perimeter with space already cleared where the buildings will be. “The place is set up really nicely for this project. I think this is a nice fit for the area,” he said. After discussion, the council approved up to $60,000 for lobbyist representation at the state legislature for the upcoming year. Council member Ed Hruska expressed his concern with the expenditure in light of cost cutting that will be part of setting the budget in the next month.

AgStar to host Ground Breakers conference Feb 8 and 9 Mankato, Minn., (Jan. 22, 2013) – AgStar Financial Services is hosting a two-day educational event for young, beginning and small farmers. The annual conference offers an opportunity to hear the latest on industry news and trends, while providing educational and networking opportunities for farmers that are just starting out or have small operations. The conference is set to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Bloomington DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington in Bloomington, Minn. A pre-conference session “Succession Planning” will start at 2 p.m. Friday, presented by AgStar’s business consultant, Cathy Olson. Pre-registration for this session is required. Breakout session topics feature “Margin Manager” by AgStar business consultant, Mark Enninga and “Legislative Affairs” presented by Paul Kohls, AgStar’s general council. Outside expert, Dennis Schmidt from the Upper Midwest Management Corporation is scheduled to present on “Negotiating Land Rents” and Haydn Shaw, a leading expert in leadership and change is offering his expertise on “Leading Across Multiple Generations.” Kicking off the seminar, AgStar’s President and CEO, Paul DeBriyn, is slated to welcome attendees and rounding out the first day’s activities, hypnotist, The Incredible Boris, will entertain after dinner. GroundBreakers was created to provide young, beginning and small farmers ongoing access to credit, related financial services and outreach programs. This conference is offered free of

charge to AgStar clients thanks to a generous grant from the AgStar Fund for Rural America. Cost to prospective clients is $100/person which covers all conference sessions, meals and lodging costs, or $50/person without lodging. About AgStar’s GroundBreakers Program: AgStar’s GroundBreakers program serves more than 7,000 young, beginning or small farmers. The program provides ongoing access to credit, related services and outreach programs to qualified individuals. AgStar recognizes the following classifications for the purpose of the program: young—age 35 or younger, beginning—10 years or less farming experience and small—generating less than $250,000 in annual gross sales. Additionally, the program provides tuition assistance to producers enrolled in state Farm Business Management programs. For more information on AgStar’s

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Assistant City Administrator Gary Neumann reminded the council that Rochester has secured more than $16.5 million in state bonding in the last six years to go toward projects such as the Bioscience building, the National Volleyball Center, design for Mayo Civic Center expansion, and the northwest trail corridor. “I do think we’ve been more successful than not,” Neumann said, noting that securing funding for the Mayo Civic Center expansion will again be the city’s priority during the upcoming session. Council member Michael Wojcik expressed support for approval of the funding while echoing Hruska’s concerns about the process as a whole. “None of us particularly like this kind of stuff,” he said. “At this time, I look at this as a necessary evil.” Mayor Ardell Brede noted that while Rochester has sent many representatives to the legislature, “it’s not the same as having someone that’s literally across the street” to respond to legislation that would affect the city. GroundBreakers program, visit About AgStar: AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit for more information.


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ing options. “There is no problem in delaying our plans so the fire hall can be evaluated,” said Chris Arendt, Eyota Ambulance Director. “We are willing to do what is necessary for you to get the answers to your questions.” The City of Eyota and surrounding townships all contribute to the ambulance service. Because the City of Eyota is the largest contributor, the ambulance service is asking them for help with the bonding process to cover the expense of building. The ambulance service is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. “We would like to make sure we meet your needs, and with all due respect you would look at our needs too,” Arendt said to the council. According to Mayor Tyrel Clark, no matter what the decision on the ambulance service building, the fire hall will have to be updated some time in the near future. The council approved a new sign ordinance that will allow businesses located along the highways to have more signage. Businesses will be able to have signs 40 feet in the air. The point is to allow outlying commercial properties to have more signage visible from multiple directions. Employees of Eyota will be saving some money on dental insurance. The group will save about $1,200 by switching to Denali Dental Insurance.

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By Sue Ommen Positive Images The morning show featured a young man who decided to counteract some of the negative messages in cyberspace by giving compliments on twitter. It started by saying something positive to classmates in his high school and soon the idea took off on Twitter and became a movement. Just as the negativity of the past had spread across the web, now a splash of kindness had replaced it. The teens had not only sent compliments to classmates, but in a benevolent mood also to teachers and others. Tweets were soon buzzing among other teens on the web and spreading at the speed of nimble fingers used to feats of extreme texting. Pair this effort with Ann Curry’s 26 acts of kindness, in response to the 20 small children and six

each time. Perhaps, “Minnesota nice” could be the rule instead of the exception, at least in our little corner of the world, if not beyond.

teachers killed in a senseless act of violence, and the response has been embraced by many around the world. In another segment, a notion dubbed the “Gratitude Gap” was discussed. Most people appreciate family, yes, including spouses, but only half tell them by giving a compliment. It seems as though positive comments or acts of kindness is a movement that is worthy of continuing. In the mood of our discontent with politicians, the inequity between the rich and the middle class, prices going up, and winter in Minnesota itself, it is easy to be grouchy. Numerous studies show a positive attitude in general, not always easy to achieve among the

Lanesboro are proud to announce the birth of their son, Knox Norby. Drake Anthony Backus Knox was born November 29, Kera Highum of Eyota is proud 2012. He weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and to announce the birth of her son, was 19.5 inches long. He joins his Drake Anthony. Drake weighed sister Lux at home. 6.4 lb and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jeffrey and He joins sister Aryana at home. Julie Norby, Glenn and Colette Grandparents are Linda and Holst, and Paula Norby, all of Bryan Backus of Eyota. Lanesboro, Minn.; Pamela Flattum of Oronoco, Minn.; Birth Announcement Darrel and Karen Flattum of Knox Norby Holst Rochester, Minn.; and Gladys Jeremiah and Sasha Holst of Holst of Austin, Minn.

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County board calls for consideration of local preference By Nate Langworthy Local contractors may get a leg up in Olmsted County’s competitive bidding, following a forceful argument from board chair Jim Bier. While the results may be more global, the issue emerged when county environmental services staff requested a company with out-of-state roots be awarded a bid to extract and sell valuable metals from the county’s incinerator post burn. The results of recapturing nonshredded ferrous metal showed a tie between CIMCO - a company based in Illinois with a location in Zumbrota- and locally owned and operated Watson Recycling.

CIMCO won the bid in a coin toss, which is standard procedure in the event of a tie, John Helmers, county director of environmental resources, explained. CIMCO did outbid Watson recycling for an additional process in which the ferrous metals are shredded, which upgrades the value of the metals the county will sell. CIMCO was “clearly the winner of the competitive bid process,” Helmers explained. Bier maintained it is his understanding that this process is not commonly used by the county, while Helmers responded that all options are considered for their economic value at any point in

time. “Best value goes beyond price,” said Bier. “You’ve got somebody here in town that pays property taxes, has kids that go to school here, they’ve been here forever, so why are we flipping a coin? “I want a little box there that says five points or ten points for being a local contractor.” The majority of the board spoke in favor or creating a systematic preference for local contractors. Deb Palmer, county director of purchasing informed the board that this bid was a straight cost bid, not a best value bid. Jeremiah Watson, of Watson Recycling noted that his company had recently opened up a

Hammell Equipment, a success story By Karen Reisner Linus and Bernie Hammell took a leap of faith and decided to establish a business in Chatfield in 1976. The two brothers grew up on a farm in New Albin, Iowa, and were two of eight children, six boys and two girls. Having worked in construction out west for about ten years, Linus recalled receiving a call from Bernie one day asking him if he would be interested in starting the business. Bernie was living in the area and had gone to school to be a mechanic. The brothers started the deal-

ership where the Chatfield Body Shop is now located. Linus remarked, “It has worked out well so far.” About four years later the brothers purchased around twelve acres of land from the school district. This is where the Chatfield store is now located along Highway 52 just north of the city limits of Chatfield. Over the years the brothers expanded their business to stores in Rushford, Harmony, and Eitzen. Linus explained that part of the reasoning behind the expansion to four stores is the shrinking number of farmers.

Because of the reduction in the number of farmers, the growth into other communities allows them to bring more people into their stores. He estimated that there is only one farm customer today where there had been ten in 1976. Over this period there has been a dramatic change in the size of farms and the number of acres worked by one operator. Linus acknowledged that the brands and equipment available in one store may not be available at all of their stores. The dealership sells and services Case IH,

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$3.5 million dollar facility along Highway 52. “I do feel we contribute significantly more to the local economy than a company that is out of state,” he said. Chad Zlykowski, Zumbrota branch manager and co-owner of CIMCO Recycling also addressed the board, stating that he has lived in southeastern Minnesota his entire life, though his company is headquartered out of state. He noted that what appears to be a small difference in bids will save the county substantial cost. “There’s several hundred tons of shredded materials out there, and the four percent difference

over a number of years will add up to serious money…that’s about $15,000 a year,” Zlykowski said. The board voted unanimously to table the motion to award the contract, asking that staff supply more information on bidding criteria. County administrator Richard Devlin stated that staff will not entertain alternate methods of bidding until directed to do so by the board. Rick Dold, director of public affairs at Rochester Area Builders, addressed the board on the benefits of working with local contractors. He will bring more information to the February 5th county board meeting, as well as the February 4th Rochester City Council meeting.

Kinze, AGCO, Artic Cat, Stihl, Meyer, Cub Cadet, Simplicity, and many more brand names. They also sell toys and clothing. Equipment like four wheelers are purchased in about equal numbers by the town’s people and farmers. Business has been good and Linus is optimistic that it will continue to be good over the next couple years. They recently built a large new building at the Chatfield location which is used for set up of new equipment and for maintenance. The four stores employ 30 to 40 people, including their four brothers. Linus expects the high land

rents to have an effect on machinery sales. Asked if they lease equipment, he said they mainly sell equipment. He recalled that during the early 1980s when interest rates were very high it was a tough time for many farmers. They were forced to repossess a number of combines and it was a tough time for their business as well. He expects they will expand one of the other stores in the coming year. Linus wanted to thank all the people that they have done business with over the years. Their support is appreciated, as “that is what keeps us going.”

Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity hosting 4th annual Tour de Habitat Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity is hosting its fourth annual Tour de Habitat, a highenergy stationary bike competition and carnival event, at the Rochester Athletic Club, Neighborhood, on Friday, March 1, 2013, 6pm-8pm. Great activities for families, bikers, friends, and anyone who likes to have fun for a fantastic cause – providing hope and a home for families in need.

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Continued from Page 1 ogy of short romance stories titled Love in the Land of Lakes, which will be coming out around Valentine’s Day. Hahn explained that she received an email asking her to be a part of this anthology. The story had to be a maximum of 5,000 words, and had to have a lake in it. “I’m really excited about this anthology,” Hahn said. She added that she had been apprehensive about coming up with a short story out of nowhere, but it wasn’t as hard as she thought it would be. In fact, she had a lot of fun doing it. According to Hahn, getting a book published is a long process. In the beginning, she sends a query letter to an editor, and they may ask to see the first three chapters. After waiting a few months, they may ask to see the entire manu-

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script. “It can take a year to get accepted and up to a year to get it published,” she said. The Ice Carousel had a much quicker turn around because it was an e-book. The rest of the books are available in print or as an e-book. The books that Hahn writes fall under the romance genre, but they are still varied. Some of them have a fantasy element to them, others paranormal, and even historical romance. Many writers are choosing to self publish their work, and Hahn thinks that is a great option. “Self publishing has really exploded,” she said. “There are publishers that watch that market and may take writers on. Some people have been very successful.” Hahn said she is not opposed to self publishing, and may even try it herself, as it is an easier process, and keeps her name and writing out there for people. Hahn stresses that nobody’s road to publication is the same. “My experience will be totally different than anyone else’s. Don’t give up. Keep writing, and keep submitting.”

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Shadowlands spotlights inner world of literary genius By Nate Langworthy To philosophize about life, love, and deeper meaning is one thing. To live it is an entirely different experience. While Shadowlands, as the name implies, is a dark and mysterious place in literary giant C.S. Lewis’ theoretical model, there is a light that can be reached by getting through the pain and confusion life brings. The script, written by William Nicholson, brings us to the time of unchallenged heights in Lewis’ literary career. A period during which he would sharpen his wit regularly in conversation with England’s intellectual elite, hosting the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien in has flat “The Kiln”. He, and the audience are to learn that acceptance of fate and fully living through experiences in “the shadows” can posit a question that the keenest of intellectuals cannot deconstruct. “He hung his hat on the big question ‘If God loves us so much, why is there so much suffering and pain?’. He had come up with a really compelling argument for that,” said director Gregory Stavrou. Blurring the lines between real life events, Lewis’ philosophical theology, and allusions to his well known works of fiction (including the wardrobe and the magical tree from The Chronicles of Narnia), Shadowlands offers perspectives on love and loss – as well as their deeper meanings. Stravrou has cast RCT favorites Mark Hanson and Audrey Rinkoski to star opposite one another as Lewis and his love interest, Joy Gresham. “We have some well known

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the near future. Melissa also does a lot of custom projects for people, which track of time. By Barb Jeffers has brought her additional busi A new boutique has arrived on The way Melissa describes ness. Photographs of many of Main Street in Chatfield, Minn. how she brings in inventory is Melissa’s projects can be found on that has many people excited by “going to market,” which the store’s website www.adourn. to “funk their junk.” The name means that she goes to special- When asked if she of the store is Adourn {furni- ized markets selling the items has had support from the comture rehab} and is located at munity Melissa is quick to 218 Main Street in Chatfield. answer, “It’s been awesome,” The store is filled with old and adds that she has been furniture that has been given really busy. a new look, as well as many Melissa’s plans for Adourn’s other items of interest. future are to “continue to The store began operations do what I do,” and she also on November 1, 2012, by may start having classes such owner Melissa Wood. Melissa as “funk your junk” or “girls says that she loves to “find night out” to give people old furniture and give it new a chance to work on projlife,” which makes it a unique ects themselves while enjoypiece that will stand out ing the company of others. among others. Melissa was Adourn held its first “ladies working in interior design night” on Saturday, January in Minneapolis, Minn. and 26, 2013, and which had a when she moved back to this henna tattoo artist come in area she was doing furniture and paint designs on attendrehab out of her house. When ees. This is “a fun evening it got to be too much in her with your girlfriends to do home, Melissa felt she needed something a little different,” a larger space. as Adourn’s website describes The new building is not the evening. only larger but is also quite a For additional information wonderful space with tall ceilabout Adourn {furniture ings, wood floors, and brick rehab} phone (507) 251walls. Adourn has many Owner Melissa Wood in her new store 4202, go on the business webone-of-a-kind items on dis- in Chatfield called Adourn {furniture site at www.adourn.blogspot. play from larger pieces of fur- rehab}. com, or email shopadourn@ Photo by Barb Jeffers Store hours are niture to smaller details such as dishtowels and jewelry. The she is looking for to fill the floor Mon.-Tues. closed, Wed. - Fri. display items are put together in and walls of her business. She 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sat. very crafty ways which can create has recently attended a market 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sun. a person to meander through the in Minneapolis and hopes to 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. store for a long period and lose attend another in New York in


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Writing Home Going to Meet the Man is a collection of short stories by James Baldwin, each pulsing with emotional heat, each itching and pinching with the discomfort of race. Baldwin grew up in the projects of Harlem in the 1930s and it is here that several stories in this collection are set. Baldwin’s choice to use his childhood home as setting for fictional characters textures the reading with both nostalgia and pain. Baldwin left Harlem in his twenties after working odd jobs as volunteer preacher, sweat shop laborer, and Greenwich Village artisan. He fled to France where he hoped his homosexuality and African American status would not serve to type cast his creative work—writing fiction. And indeed, the work of Going to Meet the Man is not so easily shelved. Writer as exile appears in several Baldwinian protagonists in this series. Whether identity is within or without oneself is the question that arises when one writes of home. Does one find thyself by going home, or by leaving it? Baldwin writes of the permanence of the projects and the people who live in the projects in the story “The Rockpile.” Two young brothers perch in a

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high rise fire escape and watch the dangerous neighborhood proceedings at the rockpile, a presumed playground. They both yearn to get out of their home and join the other boys climbing the rock, a formation which Aunt Florence had once told them was there and “could not be taken away” because of “some natural mystery concerning the surface and the center of the earth.” The rockpile has such mystery and allure it is inevitable that in the course of the story one of the two sneak out of the house against admonition and there the daring child is hurt. Home, as the rockpile, is: a place with equal danger and allure; at once a place that always is and also a place that must be found; a place that is as fundamental to earth as the very rock it is made of; a place where we are inevitably hurt. The tension between inside and outside appears again in the story “Previous Condition.” Peter is a black actor in New York who literally cannot find a home. He gets evicted from an all-white apartment building where he lives as a squatter. He couch surfs on the charity of friends in his artist community, a family of misfits with whom he is alternately at ease and at arms.

In the final scene he repairs to a Harlem “rundown bar on Seventh Avenue. My people, my people.” There he offends somebody’s grandmother who says to him “N[word], You must think you’s somebody.” He proceeds to drink excessively, alone, and admits that although he wants to stop drinking and leave, he is afraid to go because he has nowhere to sleep. So he keeps drinking. He offers the grandmotherly character a drink, and though she still does not trust him, a man who fits nowhere not even in his home with his people, she offers, “What’s your story?” to which he replies, “I got no story, Ma.” No home means no self. The reader wonders if Peter’s defeat and storylessness is Baldwin’s own. Writing home from France, does Baldwin feel he has no story that fits? Can he not sleep for want of story? Does he drink desperate for story? The repetition of “My people, my people” has a sardonic and elegiac tone, and it is a device Baldwin employs several times in the story “Sonny’s Blues.” It has the sadness of Gertrude Stein’s writing of home in Everybody’s Autobiography, “There is

Share your thoughts at no there there.” The opening scene of “Sonny’s Blues” finds a Harlem man on the subway reading of his brother’s drug arrest in disbelief. “I was scared, scared for Sonny. He became real to me again;” “He’d always been a good boy, he hadn’t ever turned hard or evil or disrespectful, the way kids can, so quick, so quick, especially in Harlem.” Shame, shame. Tsk, tsk. It is a denunciation and a mourning at once for what we rue that is but should not be: poverty; home falling apart; human frailty; suffering. It is a laughing curse like those of the children in his classroom, the Harlem boys like the one he used to be, boys whose laughter is not the laughter of children, but the laughter of the disenchanted. “[The laughter] was mocking and insular, its intent was to denigrate. It was disenchanted, and in this, also, lay the authority of their curses.” Insular is an important word here—meaning “of islands”— these children are not united in suffering, they suffer together but inwardly. They cannot share what hurts them, rather, they use it to disparage and belittle others also hurting. A violent way of

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By Rachel Hammer The Rochester Public School Foundation presented two checks totaling $41,200 to the Rochester Public Schools at the School Board meeting on January 22, 2013. The 2nd Annual Haunted Hallways event reported an attendance of 7000, raising over $38,000 (a 20 percent increase from last year). Each participating school group received $1000 for immediate use. In addition, $18,200 was granted to teachers whose proposals were selected by the Foundation. Winning proposals are: “We Care. We Learn. We Lead. We Inspire. WE READ!” by Jared Groehler, Jean Murphy, Jodi Armstrong, and Alison Krinke at Franklin Elementary to support the Action 100 framework for reading; “Outdoor Classroom” by Kari Kolling Anderson, Julie Brock, Amy Monson, Liz Proper, Jeff Swegarden, and Stefanie Whitney at Mayo High School; “Kindergarten Reads at Home” by Kim McDonald and Stacy VanBenschoten at Gage Elementary School to support the Action 100 framework; “Offering a New Approach to Mental Health” by Jolene

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School Board Meeting of the new year, on January 22 the board started business by organizing board positions. Jerry Chase will once again be board chair, vice chair will be Kathy Schellhammer, Greg LaPlante will be the clerk, and Mike Tuohy will once again be serving as board treasurer. Committees will remain the same for this term. Superintendent Harris addressed the board beginning with facilities. The superinten-

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exhibit are due shortly before the installation of the exhibit. Artists creating for this collaboration can use most mediums, including but not limited to painting, textiles, sculpture and mixed media. The deadline for both poets and artists to register is Feb. 8, 2013. For more information about submission guidelines and a copy of the entry form, please stop in at Crossings, 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, visit , or call 507732-7616.

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Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info.* RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver): Simple Steps to Publishing for Seniors with Kevin Strauss, Author. 10am-noon/ Heintz Bldg. Room HA 104, 1926 Collegeview Road SE Rochester. Call 507-280-3157 for more information. Elder Network: From the Heart Through the Hands- with Patty Hurley, massage therapist, Seasons Hospice. 1-2pm. Contact Renee Kreter at 507-285-5272 for more information. Pine Island public meeting: 6:30pm at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island. Come to gather input regarding community growth and development needs. Area residents of all ages encouraged to attend. RTPP hosts Twila Brase, Citizens Council for Health Freedom to discuss Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Get the facts. Ramada Inn, 1517 16th St. SW Rochester. 507-282-0968

RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver): Rochester Public Schools Update with Superintendent Michael Munoz, 9-10am, Heintz Bldg. Room HA 112. 1926 Collegeview Road SE Rochester. Call 507280-3157 for more information. Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:309:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE, Rochester.* Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge Church. *

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:00 am, at Ron’s Restaurant in American Best Value Inn on South Broadway. For more information, call 507289-2263.*

Rochester Winter Market, 9am-noon, Bldg. 41 Graham Park/Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester.

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. * Rochester Public Library: Hooray for Saturday Family Story Time: It’s Groundhog Day! Auditorium 10:30am. Rochester Public Library: The Sounds of Silents: A Brief History of the Silent Film Era. Auditorium 1pm.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * RCTC LIFE (Learning is ForEver): The Wit and Wisdom of Norman Rockwell: Children and Growing Up with Dale Blanshan, 10am-noon. Heintz Bldg. Room

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.* Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. *

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‘04 Intrepid - Silver, 183K ..............$2,995

‘92 Olds 88 - Gold, 129K ................$1,295

‘00 Town & Country - Silver, 152K.... $2,295

‘96 Cavalier - 2 Dr, Green, 154K ....$1,295 ‘00 Windstar - Black, 111K ............$2,695

‘00 Explorer - Blue, 155K ................... $2,395 ‘01 Montana - Silver, 186K ................. $1,495

‘01 Astro - AWD, Silver, 145K .........$2,395 ‘02 Cavalier - Blue, 122K ........ $2,395 ‘97 Grand Marquis - Green, 156K ..$1,595

‘00 Silhouette - Red, 161K ................. $1,995 ‘92 Lebaron Convertible - Red, 158K...$1,395

olMSted County

Weather Forecast January 30, 2013

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* This is a projected forecast, for the most up-to-date weather go to and click on the weather icon.

Sun & Moon Date: 1/30/13 1/31/13 2/01/13 2/02/13 2/03/13 2/04/13 2/05/13

Weather art Wanted!

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“Beautiful Day” By: alyssa Luehmann 3rD Grade Chatfield, MN


all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. send your picture to olmsted County Journal, P.o. Box 6697, rochester, MN 55903 or email it to: Be sure to include Child’s First and Last Name, age, Town and Title of art Work.


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Olmsted County Journal 1.30.13  

The 1.30.13 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.