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The Fillmore County Turkey Day Run attracted 54 runners and walkers traveling 10.3 miles from Lanesboro to Preston on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Maggie Walsh

Turkey Day Run reminds us of health and family a kidney stone. Fortunately, the Mayo Clinic kept an eye on my jason@olmstedcountyjournal.com condition and when they saw my What are you thankful for? creatinine level increasing to the That’s the question I asked our point of potential kidney failure, two children at the dinner table they determined it was time for during our Thanksgiving Day surgery. feast. Yes, without a doubt, we are For me, I am thankful for my very blessed to have the best medihealth and my family. cal care in the world right here in This past month has been quite Southeast Minnesota. They took a challenge, a humbling experi- care of me, and I am grateful. ence. While I didn’t enjoy the So, I had surgery on Friday, journey, I do think we need those November 16, and I was back moments in life to help us appre- on track to gaining back the 10 ciate periods of normalcy. pounds I had lost over the past Over the past month, I have month. The Sunday night followbeen fighting a winless battle with ing surgery, I played indoor soccer, By Jason Sethre

as I do every weekend. And, on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, I woke up at 5:15 a.m., headed downstairs to our basement and began working out like I do most mornings. Our son, Landon, who always gets up earlier in the morning, as well, came downstairs and asked me if he could run in the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run. Since he is only five years old, and has never run a great distance, I told him that he’d have to prepare for the long run. “Maybe some day you can run in the Turkey Day See RUN Page 14 

A Five-Year General Fund Financial Forecast was presented to the Rochester School Board at the regular meeting on Tuesday, November 13. The forecast in May 2012 projected a deficit of approximately $4.5 million for 2012-13. The School Board agreed to forego a budget reduction process to eliminate this gap, and agreed to utilize a portion of the fund balance to maintain programs for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The budget has been since revised and the November 2012 forecast now projects a positive difference of approximately $200,000. The budget adjustments are due to higher than projected student enrollment (361 more students than expected which increases State revenue), increased revenue from a revised State Special

Education Aid formula, reduced salary and benefit projections, and reduced utility expenditure due to flat-lining rates of several utility companies that contract with the district. After a presentation of a district-wide budget audit by Clifton Larson Allen’s Kimberley Hillberg, it was explained that though the Rochester School District General Fund Balance appears healthy at $39,535,066, the figure does not necessarily represent cash in the bank. In fact, of the district’s General Fund, only 7 percent, or $2.7 million, is cash. According to a districtauthored report, “The majority of the District’s General Fund revenue comes from the State. State aid should normally be the primary source of revenue increases. The local property tax levy is the next largest source of revenue.” See ROCHESTER Page 6 

Pine Island Board hears State of the School report ers curriculum, instruction and student performance, is available ksnyder@olmstedcountyjournal.com at the school’s website. The state “It is our goal at Pine Island requires an annual report from Schools to simply be one of the every school district. best,” Superintendent Tammy “And just what is the state of Berg-Beniak wrote in her 2011- the school?” asked Board Chair2012 state of the school report. man Jeff Leland. “We are proud of our enclosed “Academically in a very good results, but certainly not compla- place,” Berg-Beniak said, “that cent.” She distributed copies to board See PINE ISLAND Page 7  members at their Nov. 19 meetComment on this article at ing, and the report, which covBy K aren Snyder

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Obituaries Harvey Berge Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, of Stewartville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center where he has resided since February 2011. Harvey was born July 2, 1917, in Lanesboro, to Henry O. and Betsy O. (Ramsey) Berge. He attended school in Lanesboro. On June 27, 1942, he married Verna Hildestad in Peterson. Harvey was a farmer. He also worked at the Lanesboro Creamery and as a custodian for the public schools and US Post Office. Verna was a waitress at the Root Beer Stand and the White Front Cafe. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and Harvey loved to work, play cards and dice. He is survived by his wife, Verna of Stewartville; one son, Larry (Barbara) of Chatfield; two daughters, Vernelle (Robert) Schaub of Rochester and Bonnie (Victor) Ramsey of Rochester; eight grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Curtis (Arlene) of Shakopee; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Berge of Lanesboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements. Roy M. Fitch Roy M. Fitch, age 90, World War II veteran, from Mabel, Minnesota, died Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. No services are planned. Memorials are preferred to Heartland Hospice. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel handled arrangements. Adrian Lavern Knox Adrian Lavern Knox, age 92, of Harmony, Minnesota, formerly of rural Burr Oak, Iowa, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Harmony Community Healthcare. Adrian was born November 21, 1919, at home on the original homestead in Burr Oak Township in Winneshiek County, Iowa to R. Emmett and Anna (Mullaney) Knox. Adrian attended the Number 7 Burr Oak Country School through 8th grade and graduated from the Canton High School in

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Canton, Minnesota. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After returning from the War, he moved back to the farm where he lived and farmed with his two brothers, and best friends, Leo and Harold. They were known locally as “The Boys.” He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Adrian enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the world, tinkering with farm machinery, and playing cards. Adrian is survived by his loving sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro, Minnesota; 20 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Harold, Leo, John, Richard and Roger; two nephews, a niece and a great niece. Funeral Mass was Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, Cresco, Iowa with military honors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Kreter of Rochester. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Marge; parents, Emil and Mabel; sister, Mildred Lubahn and brother, Garfield Kreter. A funeral service was held Monday, November 26, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester with the Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mavis Severson Mavis Severson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since Jan, 3, 2008. Mavis Finseth was born May 13, 1923, in Fountain, to Justin and Ida Rose (Skrukrud) Finseth. On Dec. 25, 1944, she married Chester R. Severson in Fountain. He passed away Oct. 11, 2006. Mavis was a homemaker. She was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed holiday baking, dancing with her husband, working with her garden and flowers and spending time with family. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Cheryl) of Fountain and Larry (Nancy) of Fountain; a daughter, Deanne (Greg) Johnson of Winona; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Arnold (Elizabeth) Finseth of Modesto, Calif., Dean (Carol) Finseth of Chatfield, Orvis Finseth of Chatfield and Dale (Beverly) Finseth of Fountain. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, grandaughter, a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers. The funeral service for Mavis was held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Root Prairie Lutheran Church,

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in rural Fountain, with Rev. Paul Forde officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements. Richard Thompson Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Harmony Community Health Care Center. Richard was born June 28, 1931, to Charley A. Thompson and Elfrieda (Olness) Thompson. He was baptized at Union Prairie Lutheran Church, and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1949. He served in the US Air Force from April 1951 to April 1955. Richard built grain bins in western states until he came back to farm in 1960. He enjoyed his vegetable, raspberries and flower gardens and enjoyed doing shop projects, and working on his cars. Richard is a member of the American Legion of Lanesboro, Post # 40 and of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Richard is survived by two sisters, Milicent (Robert) Pehrson of La Selva Beach, Calif., and Berniece Thompson of Albert Lea; a nephew, Gregory Pehrson and a niece, Crystal Pehrson (Johnson). A memorial service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Chruch in Lanesboro, Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post #40 after the service in the church. There will be a private burial at a later date at the Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lanesboro. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Paul J. Kreter Paul J. Kreter, 92, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home. Paul was born November 3, 1920, in Rochester to Emil and Mabel (Matson) Kreter. Paul was a graduate of Rochester High School. On October 12, 1946, Paul married Alice “Marge” Molda at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, proudly serving his country durOlmsted County Church Directory ing WWII. Paul Kreter Paul was Congregational Church, .................................................................................. Church of Christ........................................................Sundays - 10am; a member of Trinity Lutheran United 974 Skyline Dr. SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-4581 Church for 65 years and a memEmmanuel Lutheran Church of Rochester, NALC ber of the American Legion Post www.emmanuelofrochester.org..........................................................Saturdays - 6:00pm 92 in Rochester. Paul worked Worship at Oasis Church, 1815 NW 38th St., Rochester, MN as a contractor for many years, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church .....Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. - 8:00am & 10:30am building many of the homes 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 Lutheran Church WELS.......................................... Sundays - 10:00am in Rochester. He enjoyed fish- Grace 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 ing, hunting and being active in NewDay Covenant Church @ the Y.....................................Sundays Pag RNA L OLMSTED COU NTY JOU- 9:30am day, February 27, 2012 MonSW, church. Paul also loved planes Rochester Family Y, 701 1st Ave. Rochester, MN (507)226-0390 NOTICE and attending air shows. Above Oasis Church .......................................................................Sundays PUB-LIC 9:30am PUBLIC NOTICES TICES NO(507)289-8596 ny 38th St, Rochester, LIC Ave. Harmo PUB Main1815 NW MN all, Paul loved spending time and Call to IO N AU CTwith you JE PaxM ChristiVerCatholic Church .... Sat. - 5:15pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am; making memories his famSee e ify h Movie ATRE Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 9:00am & Wed. - 7:00am CA LE ND AR aMtotvies THE............................................ ily. Kids & Seniors Adult • $418th hold Tickets ~ $54135 Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8542 Sun., Mar 4 - Coin, Tool & House . 7:30 . . . . . . . . . 2 . M Auction . F Sales . Held at Spring Valley Paul is Auction survived by hisMN. twoS . M . Peace 3 . . . . . . . …. 7:30 United Church of Christ ......................... Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am Bldg., 412 East Park St, Spring Valley, S . M . 4 . .… 4:00 & 7:30 Sales contact Spring ValleyKreterFor more info. sons, Daniel (Jeanne) 1503 2nd Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)282-6117 les.com Co. (507)346-2183. springvalleysa l. in the Journa Killian of Notice San Francisco, Rochester Covenant Church ...............................................Sundays - 9:30am ing CA, Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Notice of Upcom . Sale site - Gehling 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-2990 Auction nment and Leigh Consig (Dianna) Kreter of For MN. , Preston Implement & Auction Co., Gehling Auction, Inc. 507contact St. Pius X .........................................Sat. - 4pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am info more Harmony; 765-21 eleven grandchildren; 31, www.gehlingauction.com. Notice 1315 12th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8238 l. Journa the in seventeen On-li great-grandchildren n ne AuctiOn infOrmAtiO Unity of Rochester Study Group .........................2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am y Store, and one Lbrother, Robert (Elaine) ns, Complete Grocer e Auctio33 On-LinPage 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) JD Toy

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C ommentary Right outside your door By Eric Leitzen By the time you read this, you’ll most likely be nursing distended tummies following Thanksgiving… and isn’t it great? It’s a tradition that stretches back longer than there have even been Eric Leitzen traditions to speak of: lots of food, fun, and frolic, all simply to say “hey, it’s pretty great to be alive.” After the last few years, I’m sure plenty of people could use the simple and small comfort that comes from a little pumpkin pie and cozy sense of being. No doubt, it’s been a pretty crazy time; some of you reading can probably vouch for that more than I can. In a way, I was pretty lucky: sure, I graduated into a quagmire of uncertainty, insolvency and general bad-feeling… but I still have broad shoulders and a strong back. I can be on my feet for hours at a time, toting

barges, lifting bales, et cetera, and I understand that I’m at the bottom of the totem pole, here. A different time, a different place, I would have been able to start off as a teacher in some homey little Midwestern burg, but I can at least accept that times are tough and I have to grit my teeth a little. When you’re born into a crisis, so to speak, it’s easier to adapt than someone who saw their good times and good feeling vanish in a puff of smoke. So, I’ve managed to stave if off for a few paragraphs, but here comes the post-Thanksgiving buzzkill and Holiday downer that you see trotted out every year: in this time of giving thanks, remember to be thankful for what you have, and take a moment to consider those who are less fortunate. You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it, anyone who has been to a kindergarten pageant has heard it. It’s an easy issue to throw out there so you can seem sincere and somewhat justify your consumption of a metric ton of green bean casserole, and that’s the problem: it is easy. Too easy.

Letter about presidential election To the Editor, Well, it seems that catchy slogans and childish slanders have won over the United States again. We should all be very concerned about this country’s future. Given our current financial status, one would think Republicans and Democrats alike could put their egos aside and think about what’s best for our future; more importantly, the next generations to come. President Obama runs a campaign very well, if only he could run our country likewise. As I watched election

night, most main stream news stations made the call that the President would be re-elected. Live feeds across the country showed people cheering and shedding tears of joy as if their savior had come. But it seemed they failed to realize it was their “savior” who increased the national debt by forty-four percent, the unemployment rate by ten percent, and college tuition by twenty-five percent. That list goes on. It’s fairly common to point the finger at the Bush administration, which may be a contributor, but the fact is, under our current President, our econ-

if they give thanks and, more importantly, if they will realize exactly how good they have it right now, how lucky they were to be able to afford those houses and cars. I know it’s easy to let my heart bleed here and weep for the children and the poor wretches of the world, and wish I had more I could do, or give. But I can write this, and have you read it, and maybe the next time you gas up or buy a pair of pants and the cashier asks if you could donate a dollar, you think a little of that cute little girl down the street and how her parents are having trouble keeping her fed, and you give that dollar. Lord knows I love a Whopper now and then, but it really wouldn’t kill me to cut back on the onion rings and help out someone in need. I’m lucky, I can still afford a Whopper if I want one, and I can afford to give thanks for what I have by helping someone else.

And, therefore, easy to dismiss. “Sure,” you can say, “let’s all take a moment to bow our heads and think about those starving in (insert nation/continent/principality here).” That’s too easy. It’s too easy to think about someone who’s far away in a strange land with a strange language and strange customs. It’s too easy to think, in our small-town Midwestern sensibilities, of the huddled masses pushing shopping carts in New York City. That’s a thousand miles away, probably a different race, possibly a different religion. In a word: alien to us. Instead of paying lip service to some vaguely defined problem which exists anywhere from half a world to several worlds away, let’s use the prevailing spirit of the day to breathe some new life into this tired, tired old chestnut of guilt and admonishment. Jobs. When you hear that word, what do you think of now? Probably all the overheated rhetoric in Washington about this plan and that cliff and this doom or gloom. Instead of moving it far away and making it alien, bring it to Minnesota, bring it to Wisconsin, bring it to Iowa. Think to yourself of

the people you know looking for work, or who are working jobs that don’t pay enough or are so far below their training that it’s almost laughable. Think to yourself how many “for sale” signs you see on your street or in town, during your morning commute… and try to remember now many fewer signs you saw ten years ago. Think of trying to live on twenty-nine dollars a week for food, like those on government assistance are given. This isn’t a problem far away and out of sight, this is a problem right here, right next door, maybe right in your own home. When I drive to work every night at one in the morning, a job where I use my college degree for unskilled labor, I pass countless houses…nice houses, some with nice cars out front. And I look at my car with half the bumper missing and the taped up window and my rental home and the thousands of dollars in student loans that my wife and I have to pay back… and I often wonder about those people in their nice houses. I wonder if they know just how good they have it to be sleeping peacefully on little patch of Earth that is all theirs. I wonder

omy is spiralling out of control. I am very aware that people are strong in their beliefs, which is a good thing. However, as responsible, informed voters, we need to look at the big picture. Is re-electing someone who shares the same views as you on petty issues worth driving this country off the fiscal cliff? Next time around I encourage you to elect a president who will take strides forward, not backward, to secure the future of the United States of America. Ben Peterson Chatfield, MN

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Eyota City Council responds to dangerous dog complaint By Bill Lisser The Eyota City Council required the owner of a dog deemed dangerous to have the dog removed from the city until the owner is able to meet the legal requirements for keeping the dog. The dog may go to friends or family or it would

have to be impounded. The dog had two incidents where it attacked another dog. The council is concerned for the safety of the citizens. “Safety is paramount to me,” said Mayor Wes Bussell. The owner has met some of the requirements required to keep the dog. However, there

are still a number of things she must complete that are required by law. She has met the required amount of insurance and had a chip placed in the dog. There is a requirement to have an enclosure for the dog when it goes outside and the need to post signs acknowledging the dog is

dangerous. The owner of the dog, Robin O’Hara said, “The dog has been around little kids, other dogs and at the K-9 Kennel and he is friendly.” She said she uses a muzzle to take the dog outside as required. The owners of the dog that was attacked, Melissa Piotrow-

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icz and Paul Schick, said they have become fearful and are concerned for their safety in their backyard. Applications for the city council seat that will be vacated when Tyrel Clark takes the position of mayor on January 7, 2013, will be accepted until December 31. The city council also approved all existing liquor licenses for 2013.

Rochester Heritage Preservation Ordinance proposal to be heard Monday By Nate Langworthy An overflow crowd gathered in a meeting room in the eastern wing of the government center. A discussion of a decades-in-themaking Heritage Preservation Ordinance gave citizens reason to congregate to the Rochester city council’s committee of the whole meeting, a less formal (usually less attended) as needed meeting typically used for discussion between council members, staff, and citizens. Members of Rochester’s Heritage Preservation Committee and representatives of business interests within the city explained the ordinance as it is written, the compromises that had been reached, and the areas of disagreement. The major sticking point between the two camps is whether or not the participation and compliance with

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several hours. “I think that this is critically important and that we’ve been able to come down to just two areas of disagreement is amazing,” said council member Sandra Means. The council unanimously agreed to set a hearing for the proposed ordinance during the December 17th council meeting which begins at 7pm. Staver and other council members encouraged those in attendance to attend the hearing and make their thoughts and feelings known at that time. Cases made Heritage Preservation Committee chair Justin Voss said that his group has already compromised a great deal by narrowing focus solely on demolition and significant exterior alterations as well as including weighted deference to property owners. “This is, without a doubt, the least restrictive preservation ordinance in the state of Minnesota,” said Justin Voss, chair of the Heritage Preservation Committee. Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce president John Wade,

argued that property owners should only “opt in” to heritage preservation as they see it as a benefit, asking that incentives be put in front of them to make this worthwhile. “No one here is against historic preservation,” said Wade. “Most historic preservation is going to be done by the private sector. If we’re going to be making public demands, shouldn’t the public also have a role in implementing those demands, meaning pay for it?” Sentiments expressed Judge Kevin Lund, who drafted and presented a preservation ordinance to the city council 24 years ago, contended that “heritage preservation transcends brick and mortar. It’s about the soul of our community. It’s beyond the Mayo Clinic’s history; we are seeking to preserve our community’s history.” Judge Lund took issue with the business group’s adoption of the name Rochester Alliance for Responsible Preservation, noting that it implies that the Heritage Preservation’s efforts are irresponsible.

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Rochester real estate developer Jeff Allman stated that he could relate to both points of view. He is currently vice-chair of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and has worked and taken on risk to find uses for historic buildings, notable Old Town Hall on 3rd Street SW and 1st Avenue SW. He described Federal rules regarding preservation a “moving standard which is hard to comply with.” Allman commended the amount of civic engagement on the issue, but warned that often funding for historic preservation simply isn’t available and the cost would fall back to the property owner to remain in compliance. Allman warned that the largest threat to the community was “demolition by neglect,” as was the case with the Williams House. The home of the 19th century Rochester mayor and Civil War veteran has been rented out as a six-unit building for over 50 years. Mayor Ardell Brede stated early on that he is “one who believes we should have an ordinance that has some meaning to it.”

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into is for a single health plan, the current premium of $652 per month will increase to $717 per month come January, or for a dependent health plan, the current premium of $660 per month will increase to $726 per month, or $1443 per month for full family coverage. For teachers hired before 2006, the District pays 100 percent of the single premium and 70 percent of the dependent premium, according to the contract. For teachers hired after January 1, 2006, the District pays 90 percent of the single premium and 60 percent of the dependent premium. “The trend of increasing premiums,” says Judy MacDonald, Executive Director of District Human Resources, “is caused by increasing costs in healthcare coverage along with inherently limited changes in our current plan design. However, that is changing. New this calendar year an alternative plan will be offered to employees which we hope will positively influence this trend in escalating premiums.” Health insurance premiums have been escalating up to 10 percent on average per year for the last five years. To continue the discussion of financial affairs in the Rochester School District and to elicit community stakeholder feedback on the proposed property tax levy, it was announced that the School Board Special Session “Truth-in-Taxation” Levy Hearing will be held Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edison Building.

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Executive of District Finance Larry Smith said, “The more reliant you are upon State Aid, the less your fund balance is cash in the bank.” And the less flexible the budget. The forecasted budget gap for 2013-14 is projected to be approximately $5.2 million, and for 2014-15 is approximately $9.0 million. For future Strategic Planning, the District will need to take to task a combination of revenue increases and expenditure reductions of approximately $4.4 to $5.0 million annually to prevent budget imbalance. “While we’re not looking to lay anyone off in 2013-14, we still need to be looking long term at what’s ahead,” said Larry Smith. One particular expenditure which has increased well beyond the rate of inflation is district health insurance. The Trust Committee for Rochester Public Schools approved a recommendation for increasing the health insurance premium for single and dependent coverage by approximately 10 percent for 2013 coverage. While the Medicare Supplement premium will not be increased, what the increase translates

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we’re planning to improve on.” State of finances Business Manager Carol Hebl also reported on a report, District Revenues and Expenditures Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 and Fiscal Year 2013, prepared by the Minnesota Department of Education. On June 30, 2012, the district’s fund balances totaled $3,552,485. The projected June 30, 2013, total of $3,722,102 was calculated “before the teachers’ new contract and other factors,” Hebl said, and the updated amounts should be available next month. “And the state of finances is?” said Chairman Leland. “We’re in good shape,” Hebl said, “and hopefully won’t have any surprises – no floods or anything.” Tech department “cruising forward” Technology Director Taylor Bauman told the board the state

of the technology department is good, and getting better. For example, 30 new desktop computers and LCD monitors recently replaced 30 outdated counterparts in the K-5 computer lab, and at a bargain price of $12,200. School website improvements also continue. “We’re cruising forward,” Bauman said. Transportation department also cruising Transportation Director Beau Twaddle gave the state of transportation briefing. The district’s fleet consists of 15 buses, four vans and two Suburbans, and its tradition of fastidious upkeep continues. “We take good care of our vehicles,” he said. Meticulous maintenance means less frequent replacement, and his recommendations for purchase of new vehicles in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 are “way below budget – $60,000 to $80,000 below. My goal is a year or two with no purchases.” News from the athletic depart-

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 ment Activities Director Craig Anderson summarized the fall sports season and listed several highlights, among which were the boys’ cross country team’s first-place finish at the Blooming Prairie Invitational meet and the junior high girls’ soccer squad’s 11-0-2 record. Turning to winter sports, Anderson recommended the board approve the coaching slate for basketball, gymnastics, wrestling and strength training. The board agreed, 5-0. Plans are underway to honor members of the 2002-2003 wrestling squad, which placed second at the 2003 state tournament. The team will be recognized before the Dec. 14 varsity match with Kenyon-Wanamingo, and afterwards a reception will take place at the Pine Island American Legion Club. Gymnasts from the 1988 team, the first from Pine Island to qualify for the state tourney, will take a bow on January 18. “We will introduce the team before

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the meet and then follow that up with a get-together at a location yet to be determined,” said the current gymnastics coach Chris Templeton. Superintendent evaluation timeline The board unanimously approved Chairman Leland’s proposed timeline for evaluating the superintendent’s job performance. The process will start Nov. 26 with board members receiving evaluation forms, to be completed and returned to Leland by Dec. 7. He’ll compile the results and in a Dec. 12 closed session, discuss them with the board and Superintendent Berg-Beniak. Then at the Dec. 17 meeting, he’ll give a summary of the evaluation. The board named Berg-Beniak interim superintendent in August after the former superintendent, Chris Bates, accepted the superintendent post for the Crookston, Minn., school district. Community Planning Team update Board member John Champa

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reported on the new Community Planning Team’s second meeting (Nov. 14) at which the group intensified its focus on getting a new school approved. Team members will “gather input from stakeholders and citizens within the community and identify with the school how its facilities are used,” he said. “We’re taking pictures and documentation of what we do with the facilities today.” The team will meet again at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the EDA office, 106 2nd St. S.W. Teacher of the Year Superintendent Berg-Beniak and board members congratulated Pine Island’s Teacher of the Year, Shari Ellingsen, who teaches second grade. The board will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. That evening at 6 p.m., the board will present its required Truth in Taxation meeting, an annual opportunity for taxpayers to learn how their money is being spent.

Chatfield adopts new policy for sale or disposal of city equipment By Karen Reisner The Chatfield City Council meeting on November 13 was sandwiched in between an extended meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Discussions at the Committee of the Whole included reviews of the 2013 operating budget and the anticipated final levy to be approved in December, user fees and priorities of the sanitary sewer fund, user fees for the water fund, economic development possibilities, and the 2013 street and utility project goals. The newly-adopted policy for sale or disposal of city-owned goods and equipment does not include the disposition of land or buildings. The intention is to simplify the process. City Clerk Joel Young explained that every time something was to be sold, the city council has had to

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give prior approval, which is a cumbersome process. Items will now be advertised on publicsurplus.com for a minimum of ten business days. Notices will also be placed in the city’s official newspaper. Proceeds will be placed in a reserve fund for future capital purchases of the appropriate department. Disc Golf Course Authorization was given for the group that wants to build a disc golf course in Mill Creek Park to go forward and raise funds for the venture. The group includes Andy, Hank, and Harvey Friederich and Brian Lee. A consultant had been hired to design the course. Andy Friederich estimated that the course would cost about $10,000 for everything including baskets, brush clearing, signage, and so on. He was con-

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fident that the funding can be raised over the winter through grants from various foundations and associations. If necessary to gain additional funding, the men will seek out businesses willing to sponsor one hole each for the nine-hole course. They hope to construct the course in the spring of 2013. The men expect to chip in labor and some funds. The Parks and Recreation Committee recommended approval of the plan. Other Business In Brief Approval was given for the purchase of a radio from Whitewater Wireless at a cost of $3,351.01 for the recently purchased fire truck to meet narrowbanding requirements. A headset apparatus will cost an additional $1,773.45. Young discussed recent communications with adjacent landowners about the city selling the grassy area of Outlot B to the neighboring property owners. At the September 10 meeting the council decided they should only sell the grassy area, which

was the most costly to maintain. Young admitted not all neighboring property owners were tickled with this plan. He said it was time to move forward and either sell as presented, or go back to a prior proposal, invite the neighbors in for discussion, or scrap the effort entirely. Young said most of the property owners are interested in buying a piece. Mayor Don Hainlen said it would be appropriate to meet again with the neighboring property owners. Councilor Paul Novotny asked if a piece was left if it could be incorporated with another piece. Councilors seemed to agree it was best to arrange another meeting with the neighboring property owners. A public hearing was held on delinquent utility bills. There was no comment or dispute of the charges from the public. A resolution to authorize the collection of delinquent utility accounts with taxes payable in 2013 was adopted. Tony Lammers said the city

of Chatfield has received the CDC Water Fluoridation Quality Award for the second year presented by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Oral Health Program and Drinking Water Protection Section. Lammers reported that the city sold their 1995 dump truck for $13,950, which he called an excellent price. He credited the website publicsurplus.com for the favorable sale. A proposal from McGhie and Betts, Inc. for professional fees related to an infrastructure improvement program for streets and underlying public utilities was discussed. The work includes updating the street and utility inventory, rating the condition of streets and utilities, estimating the costs for improvements, and building a capital improvement plan for the next several years. Councilors Ken Jacobson, Dave Frank, and Robert Pederson won seats on the city council for a term in the recent election.


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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

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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. 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.

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Pointing to the Human by Leaving the Human Out Had I read Mark Doty’s Still Life with Oysters and Lemon before the work it most certainly inspired, Patricia Hampl’s Blue Arabesque, I might have been able to see even further into Hampl’s

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death—tenderness and style. The unparaphrasability of a poem, the wordlessness and timelessness of a painting, the eternal sublime of Hampl’s odalisques are all emergent properties from long acts of seeing, which, Doty says, is a skill every writer and artist must come to live by. Still Life with Oysters and Lemon is itself a sort of still life. Doty draws sentences occasionally without verbs. Many scenes are not narrative, rather, tableau. The first sentence of the book reads: “A sharp crackling cold day, the air of the Upper East Side full of rising plumes of smoke from furnaces and steaming laundries, exhaust from the tailpipes of idling taxis, flapping banners, gangs of pigeons.” While locating the reader in a specific place where the narrator will encounter the subject of the book, or rather, the object, or the confused slurring of the two, this sentence is alive and active but it is a sentence in which no action actually takes place. A fragment, a tableau, without verb. There is no subject to act upon an object. Doty goes heavy on gerund (crackling, rising, steaming, idling, flapping) and brings to our attention features of setting that are not only visual, but auditory (crackling, flapping), and visceral (cold, the air full of

Share your thoughts at www.olmstedcountyjournal.com smoke, steaming). Furthermore, all of the elements in the sentence are strung together in additive style. There is no subordination among the clauses. They all hang together, could be shuffled into any order; the clauses are floating and free and ethereal like steam and banners and pigeons. One could gaze long at a sentence like this. Further, if any writer besides Hemingway should be studied for crafting sentences that are allegories unto themselves, it should be Doty. For example, when he returns to the Met to visit the famous still life which titles the book, it has been moved. His sentence to explain its displacement is itself suspenseful, with the subject and object jumbled and awkwardly displaced, “And there, chambers of portraits and landscapes away, on one of those soft green walls softly lit with daylight from the frosted skylight above, it was.” Verbs seem hardly necessary in Doty’s writing, and when they are used, they wield uncanny powers. Our imagination fills in the action denied by the omission of a verb, just like Doty will tell us that “the secret subject of these paintings is what they resist. What they deny is also the underlying force.” In the street scene with banners and pigeons, the action denied

is replaced by my own (as the observer) wondering. Why are we staring at the sky? Why doesn’t Doty mention things rooted in the earth that also crowd the sky like the skyscrapers, trees, poles or windows that the banners flap from? I ponder the weight of his choice to notice only those things that fly or float, all that is loosely tethered to the ground where I assume he stands. In the shadow of this pondering, I will learn that he has just fallen in love with a painting, and is soaring upon the warmth of that feeling, or “rather’s it that I have been drawn into the orbit of a painting, have allowed myself to be pulled into its sphere by casual attraction deepening to something more compelling.” Ah, and so the sky is where he, in fact, was. The sentence pointed to the human by leaving the human out, which is, Doty argues, the particular strength and the challenging art of still life.

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Olmsted County District Court November 19, 2012, Nicholas Scott Hodge, 33 of Elba, MN, appeared before Judge Joseph Chase at the Olmsted County Courthouse. He was convicted of Assault in the 5th Degree2/more previous convictions in three years, and sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 12 months and one day, which was stayed for five years.

He also received five years supervised probation, and 100 hours community service, concurrent with another case. Isaiah Dean Hammermeister, 31 of Byron, also appeared before Judge Chase. He was convicted of Drugs in the 5th DegreePossess Schedule 1,2,3,4- Not a small amount of marijuana. He was sentenced to the St.

Cloud Correctional Facility for 18 months, which was stayed for five years. Carlos Darnell Lenoir, 32 of Rochester, was convicted of Drugs in the 4th Degree- Sale-Schedule 1,2,3 but not marijuana. He was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 15 months. Kate Marie Richetta was convicted of Drugs in the 5th DegreePossess Schedule 1,2,3,4- Not small amount marijuana, and given a statutory stay of adjudi-

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cation. She was sentenced to five years supervised probation, and two days local confinement with credit for two days served. November 21, 2012, Misty Dawn Graham, 35 of Rochester, appeared before Judge Gerald Wolf. She was convicted of Receiving Stolen Property, and given a stay of imposition. She was sentenced to five years supervised probation, and six days local confinement. She was also convicted of Drugs n the 5th Degree- Pos-

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Chatfield School Board hears good news from audit report

By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met on Monday, November 19 with all members present at this regular monthly meeting. In addition to those who normally report to the board, auditor Alan Anderson was also present to present the 20112012 district auditor report to the board members. Anderson reported good news to the district for another consecutive year informing them that the district’s general fund was up a significant margin even though the revenues for the past year were down by about $20,000. Anderson ning or walking 10.3 miles from County Turkey Day Run along RUN complimented the district’s stuLanesboro to Preston on the Root with 53 other people, most of Continued from Page 1 dent activities accounts for being River State Trail -- especially on whom I have never met prior to Run when you get older and you Thanksgiving Day. the event, and I always enjoy the well monitored and staying steady have practiced running long dis- Since we started this event four conversations while running along on a year-by-year basis, an important part of maintaining a positances.” years ago, there has never been one of the most beautiful trails in tive educational district’s budget. “But, dad, I want to run with a fee. All that we ask of partici- the region. you and you may be too old pants is a donation to the Fillmore I was running alongside a man To conclude his report, Anderson to run when I get older,” said County Food Shelf. I must say from the Twin Cities, and he said announced that the district’s auditor reports that have been submitLandon. the participants were all very gen- he runs quite a bit up north and He had a good point, but I erous with their donations, both he has never seen a trail system like ted to the state this year are again assured him that I would run in food and money. what we have weaving through the adequate to state guidelines. Both the Fillmore County Turkey Day This is one of those events that I woods and farmland in tandem Anderson and Superintendent Harris thanked the district’s busiRun with him some day. do each year because I can. I will with the Root River. Surrounded After my workout, I headed keep running as long as my mind by nature, we saw wild turkeys, ness manager Karyl Lyon for her to Lanesboro to set up the reg- and body allow. This year was a deer and many eagles along the dedication in keeping the district’s funds accurate and in check. istration table at 7:30 a.m., and little special for me, because while way. a crowd of runners and walkers my health condition was pretty We are very blessed to have Both principals gave a brief from near and far trickled into bad over the past month, I still what we have, and the annual report from the elementary and town to gather and wait for the felt fortunate compared to many Fillmore County Turkey Day Run high school. Principal Ihrke stated that the new reading program is start of the fourth annual event. others who could not be a part of gives me the time I need to clear We had 54 people show up for an event like this. my thoughts and think about the working extremely well with 93 this year’s event, which doesn’t This event attracts young and importance of my health and my percent of students in the elemenseem like many. But, it is hard old, locals and travelers, marathon family. I hope all of our readers tary school reading at or above their to get a good crowd to participate runners and casual walkers. I set found their time to do the same grade levels. Also, he described a reading research program that lasts in an event that involves run- out to run in this year’s Fillmore during the Thanksgiving holiday.

a semester where students develop research skills. A total of 42 students in first grade through sixth grade are participating and can exit the supplemental program if an adequate level of reading skills are met. Principal Paulson congratulated the athletes of the fall sports season and is looking forward to an action-filled winter sports season. Principal Paulson also described the eighth grade Courage Retreat that focused on reducing bullying and discrimination. In Superintendent Harris’s address to the board, he emphasized donations made to the district from Irv and Betty Timms of Stewartville, and a donation made in memory of Bill Stokes who graduated from Chatfield as part of the class of 1961. Harris elaborated on the teacher and principal evaluation projects and how new state legislation has an impact on the process. To end, he announced how two programs are expanding within the district including Knowledge Bowl, now available to middle school students and the progression of the Gifted and Talented Program. The next board meeting will take place on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. which will also include the annual Truth in Taxation hearing.

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Pine Island roundabout proposal moves forward By Karen Snyder The Pine Island City Council, at its Nov. 20 meeting, approved more steps toward construction of a $2,134,894.13 roundabout at County Road 11 and the northeast service road that’s being built with the Elk Run interchange. The proposed design is for a one-lane roundabout, said City Engineer Neil Britton, with the potential to be expanded to two

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next year and possibly part of 2014, as long as we have a plan in place.” Then he mentioned several new community pools in the area, pointing out a large leap upward in revenue at the new La Crescent Aquatic Center compared to the old La Crescent swimming pool. He has, he said, asked a representative from a swimming pool company to attend the council meeting in December. Other business •The council unanimously approved amendments that strengthen and clarify city ordinances regarding solid waste collection. One provision states that haulers must file their proposed rates. “The city won’t approve or disapprove the rates,” City Attorney Bob Vose said, “but just know what they are.”

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•The council scheduled a joint meeting of council members, council members-elect and city staff to facilitate a smooth transition of power. The session will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at City Hall. •Oelkers of Parks and Recreation said the department has received a number of suggestions for using flood control land – tennis courts, a skateboard park, community garden plots, and a community flower garden. The final decision and implementing of it, he added, is a long way off. •Regarding the new park near the golf course, Hassler’s Neighborhood Park, the playground equipment will be delivered in December and installed in the spring, and Oelkers promised to post a photo of the equipment at the city website. The council will hold its next regular meet next Dec. 18, 7 p.m., at City Hall.

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under the Mortgage to 1315 6TH Street NW Holdings, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (the “Assignee”), pursuant to an Assignment of Mortgage, Security Agreement, Assignment of Leases and Rents and Fixture Filing dated August 16, 2012 and filed for record on August 29, 2012, as Document Number A-1297698, in the Office of the County Recorder of Olmsted County, Minnesota. 3. The maximum principal amount secured by the Mortgage was Sixteen Million Dollars and 00/100 ($16,000,000.00) 4. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof. 5. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 6. As of April 1, 2012, the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, was at least $19,438,458.92, plus other amounts due and owing pursuant to the Mortgage, the related loan and security documents and applicable law, less such amounts as are held by the Assignee in any applicable escrow, reserve, or suspense account. Interest, default interest, attorneys’ fees and costs, and other amounts owing pursuant to the Mortgage and related loan and security documents continue to accrue. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land located in Olmsted County, Minnesota and described as follows: Legal Description The real property situate in the County of Olmsted, State of Minnesota, described as follows: Parcel A: That part of the Lots 14 and 15, Auditor’s Plat “D”, Olmsted County, Minnesota, and of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE¼ NW¼) of Section Thirty-four (34), Township One Hundred Seven (107) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, Olmsted County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence Northerly on a Minnesota State Plane Grid azimuth of 00º00’12” along the East line of said Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 83.60 feet to the intersection with the Easterly extension of the Northerly right-of-way line of Sixth Street NW and the point of beginning; thence continue Northerly 00º00’12” azimuth along said East line 372.51 feet to a point 30.00 feet Southerly as measured at a right angle from the center line of the mainline track of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad; thence Westerly 286º15’12” azimuth parallel with said center line 740.00 feet; thence Southerly 180º00’12”azimuth 124.92 feet to the Northerly line of said Lot 15; thence Westerly 286º15’12” azimuth along the North line of said Lot 15 and along the North line of said Lot 14 a distance of 204.71 feet; thence Southerly 189º08’19” azimuth 96.75 feet to the West line of said Lot 14; thence Southerly 180º00’12” azimuth along the West line of said Lot 14 a distance of 287.73 feet to the Northeasterly right-of-way line of Fifth Street NW (Civic Center Drive NW); thence Southeasterly 132º10’12” azimuth along said Northeasterly right-of-way line 192.15 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of said 6th Street NW; thence Easterly 89º59’12” azimuth along said Northerly right-of way-line 780.11 feet to point of beginning. Excepting that part of Lot 14, Auditor’s Plat “D”, according to the plat thereof on file at the County Recorder’s office, Olmsted County, Minnesota, lying in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 107 North, Range

14 West, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Northeast Quarter; thence Northerly on a Minnesota State Plane Grid Azimuth from North of 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds along the East line of said Northeast Quarter 83.60 feet to the Easterly extension of the Northerly right-of-way line of 6th Street NW; thence Westerly 269 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said Northerly right-of-way line 780.11 feet to the Northeasterly right-of-way line of Civic Center Drive NW; thence Northwesterly 312 degrees 10 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said Northwesterly right-ofway line 174.75 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue Northwesterly 312 degrees 10 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said Northeasterly right-of-way line 17.40 feet to the Westerly line of said Lot 14; thence Northerly 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said West line 287.73 feet; thence Northerly 09 degrees 08 minutes 19 seconds azimuth along said West line 96.75 feet; thence Easterly 106 degrees 15 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along the Northerly line of said Lot 14, a distance of 5.42 feet; thence Southeasterly 193.12 feet on a nontangential curve concave Westerly, having a radius of 290.00 feet, a central angle of 38 degrees 09 minutes 16 seconds, and a chord azimuth of 167 degrees 34 minutes 50 seconds; thence Southerly 186 degrees 39 minutes 28 seconds azimuth 87.06 feet; thence Southwesterly 128.47 feet on a nontangential curve concave Northwesterly, having a radius of 340.00 feet, a central angle of 21 degrees 38 minutes 57 seconds, and a chord azimuth of 197 degrees 28 minutes 57 seconds to the point of beginning. Also excepting Parcel No. 4, as identified on the City of Rochester Street Right of Way Plat No. 7, said Plat filed of record on April 21, 1995, as Document No. 702375. Parcel B: Part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 107 North, Range 14 West, Olmsted County, Minnesota, and part of Lots 17 and 18, Auditor’s Plat “D”, according to the plat thereof on file at the County Recorder’s office, Olmsted County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of said Northeast Quarter; thence northerly on a Minnesota State Plane Grid Azimuth from north of 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds along the east line of said Northeast Quarter 17.60 feet to the intersection with the easterly extension of the southerly right-of-way line of 6th Street N.W.; thence westerly 269 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said easterly extension line and along said southerly right-of-way line 159.96 feet to the point of beginning; then continue westerly 269 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said southerly right-of-way line 567.31 feet to the northeasterly right-of-way line of Civic Center Drive N.W.; thence southeasterly 152.69 feet along said right-of-way line on a nontangential curve concave northeasterly, having a radius of 902.43 feet; a central angle of 09 degrees 41 minutes 41 seconds, and a chord azimuth of 126 degrees 55 minutes 07 seconds; thence southerly 178 degrees 20 minutes 42 seconds azimuth along said right-of-way line 6.75 feet; thence southeasterly 115 degrees 10 minutes 22 seconds azimuth along said right-of-way line 207.20 feet; thence easterly 103 degrees 56 minutes 42 seconds azimuth along said right-ofway line 220.56 feet; thence easterly 91 degrees 58 minutes 26 seconds azimuth along said right-of-way line 50.61 feet; thence northerly 358 degrees 20 minutes 42 seconds azimuth 241.62 feet to the point of beginning.

Parcel C: That part of Lot 16, Auditor’s Plat “D”, according to the plat thereof on file at the County Recorder’s Office, Olmsted County, Minnesota, and of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE¼ NE¼) of Section Thirty-four (34), Township One Hundred Seven (107) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, Olmsted County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Northeast Quarter; thence Northerly on a Minnesota State Plane Grid azimuth of 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds along the East line of said Northeast Quarter 17.60 feet to the intersection with the Easterly extension of Southerly right-of-way line of Sixth Street NW; thence Westerly 269 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said Easterly extension and along said Southerly right-of-way line 36.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue Westerly 269 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds along said Southerly right-ofway line 691.23 feet to the Northeasterly right-of-way line of Fifth Street NW (Civic Center Drive NW); Northwesterly 3.77 feet along said Northeasterly right-of-way line on a nontangential curve concave Northeasterly having a central angle of 00 degrees 14 minutes 22 seconds, a radius of 902.43 feet, and a chord azimuth of 312 degrees 03 minutes 01 seconds; thence Northwesterly 312 degrees 10 minutes 12 seconds azimuth along said Northeasterly right-of-way line 94.43 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of Sixth Street NW; thence Easterly 89 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds azimuth 764.01 feet to a point 36.00 feet Westerly of the East line of said Northeast Quarter; thence Southerly 180 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds azimuth 66.00 feet to the point of beginning. Excepting out the East 159 feet thereof, and reserving to the City of Rochester a general utility easement under, over and across the Northerly 43 feet thereof. Olmsted County, Minnesota, and related personal property as described in the Mortgage will be sold by the County Sheriff of Olmsted County, Minnesota. The foregoing sale, previously scheduled for November 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. has been postponed to January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department, 101 4th St SE Rochester, Minnesota, 55904. 8. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. The Mortgagor must vacate the Property on or before 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2013, if the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. § 580.30 or the Property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23. 9. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Attorneys for Mortgagee or Assignee of Mortgagee: Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP 1900 U.S. Bank Plaza, South Tower 220 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 -andVenable LLP 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, MD 21202 By s/ Thomas F. DeVincke Publish 28


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Weather Forecast November 28, 2012 November 29, 2012 November 30, 2012 December 1, 2012 December 2, 2012 December 3, 2012

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