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“Where Olmsted County News Comes First” Weekly Edition

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Pine Island ok’s $375,000 for technology upgrades By K aren Snyder

The Chatfield School Board discusses the coaching contracts for fall and winter sports for the 2013-2014 school year at its April 15 meeting. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

Chatfield examines controversial coaching situation By Mitchell Walbridge

The room was packed at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, April 15 as parents, students, and district staff members were in attendance to show their support for head basketball coach Tom Bance. This is after a signed petition had been submitted to the board from some parents who felt Coach Bance should not have his boys basketball contract renewed for the 20132014 school year. Over the past week board members have received numerous emails and phone calls in support of Bance,

but also some calls for the nonrenewal of Bance’s contract. Tim Hebrink, a resident of Chatfield, was one of two people who personally addressed the board on this issue during the district patron time. Hebrink stated that he has become familiar with Coach Bance’s basketball program over the years and felt that the coach does an adequate job in educating and supporting his team members. Carmen Berge, the Chatfield Education Association co-president, announced on behalf of the teachers at Chatfield that they stand behind Coach Bance as basketball coach. Berge explained that

they [the CEA] felt that after analyzing the code of ethics for coaches, none had been violated. Also, Berge pointed out that the school board did not complete a full investigation of the allegations after ethics complaints. Then Berge brought up that according to Minnesota State High School League procedure, the complaints would need to be reviewed before talk of contract non-renewal is even suggested. Before the board reviewed See CHATFIELD Page 6 

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Regarding student-computer ratio, Pine Island High School’s will improve next school year to 1-to-1. The plan to supply a computer to every 9-12 student is part of the district’s Phase 2 technology upgrades. The school board, at its April 15 meeting, unanimously approved spending $375,000 on the project. That expenditure will cover the next three academic years and be divided among them, $125,000 per. The computers’ lease will take the biggest bite. Leasing the Lenovo Tablet 2 devices – 405 of them – will cost $104,040 annually. Then at the end of three years, the school can buy the Lenovos or return them for a refund. The only fee to students will be $30 to $40 apiece to insure

the tablets. Phase 2 didn’t forget K-8. Grades K-2 will use the 60 iPads purchased last spring (at a cost of $60,000 for the devices and requisite equipment, plus $40,000 for wiring so they could function). Grades 3-6 will use computers from the computer labs, and the school will supply grades 7-8 with 120 Lenovo laptops. K-6 staff will use iPads; grades 7-12 teachers will get Lenovo Tab 2s. Credit Phase 1 for enabling Phase 2. Authorized by the board last January, Phase 1 paid $133,620 for necessary groundwork. Before voting for Phase 1, board member Kim Fall characterized the project as “barebones infrastructure.” See PINE ISLAND Page 7 

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Rochester seeks to acquire former Peoples Cooperative Services headquarters board seeks to address a shortage of storage, maintenance, and office space in the District. The Rochester School Board Executive Director of Finance plans to purchase the former Larry Smith said, “The plan for headquarters of the Peoples Coop- the use of this building, by reloerative Services, located at 3935 cating other existing functions, Highway 14 East for $2.5 million. will also free up space in other The parameters of the proposed buildings to allow for needed purchase were reviewed at the expansion of certain programs for regular board meeting Tuesday, students.” April 9th. With this purchase, the See ROCHESTER Page 15  By R achel H ammer

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Obituaries Sherry Ann Arneson Sherry Ann Arneson, 75, of Rochester, Minn. died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Sherry Ann King was born July 4, 1937 in Salem Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota to Norman and Violet King. Raised in Oronoco, Minn. she was a graduate of Rochester High School, Class of 1955. On July 14, 1956 she married Elton Arneson in Rochester. Mrs. Arneson worked at the Mayo Clinic for twenty years, primarily as a desk attendant in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, loved dogs, and will be remembered as the best Mom in the world. She is survived by her husband, Elton Arneson of Rochester; four daughters, Lynn (Paul) Kunkel of Lakeville, Minn., Trina (Dallas Moe) Refsland of Wabasha, Minn., Kara (Randy) Drescher of Rosemount, Minn., and Debbie (Jeffrey) Young of Apple Valley, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is an aunt, Beverly Lund of Rochester, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Judy Brown. Funeral services for Mrs. Arneson were held Saturday, April 20th at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel. The Reverend Maurice Hagen officiated. Burial followed at Oronoco Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at 4111 Hwy 52 N in Rochester, MN 55901, or to JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at 3001 Metro Drive, Suite 100, in Bloomington, Minnesota 55425. Roger E. Darrington Roger E. Darrington, age 93, of Spring Grove, Minn. died

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Roger was born February 19, 1920 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Fred and Ina (Golberg) Darrington. He attended rural schools in Winneshiek County, graduated from the Mabel High School, Mabel, Minn, and attended college in Winona, Minn. Roger spent 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving for over 2 years in England as a Radio Technician. He was discharged in September 1945 as a Staff Sergeant. In 1945 he married Anne Baukol. To this union three children were born. He worked in feed and implement businesses with his father, Fred, in the Mabel area, and farmed for several years. They moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1961 where he was a supervisor for a grocery chain for several years. He ended his working career by being a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood for 17 years. Roger was active in the church work serving on the church council and different committees in both Hesper, Minn and Scottsdale. After moving back to Minnesota he sang in the Hesper Lutheran church choir and was co-chair for 18 years of the Steam Engine Days church stand. After the death of his wife he moved back to Minnesota and married Doris Moen Anderson in 1983. They moved to Spring Grove in 1990. Roger was member of the American Legion for over 68 years, was an avid sports fan, and loved golfing, playing cards, and dancing. Recently he was one of seven people elected to the Mabel High School All-Century Baseball Team. Roger is survived by his wife Doris of Spring Grove; three children, Craig (Judy) Darrington of Lake Elmo, Minn, Cathy Stephenson of Stillwater, Minn, and Cory (Vicky) Darrington of Colton, California; a sister Barbara Skramstad of Aurora, Colorado;

six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne; son-in- law George Stephenson; several brother-in -aws and sister-in-laws; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion. Verlyn Gale Helgerson Verlyn Gale Helgerson, 75 of Superior, WI and formally of Babbitt, MN, has gone to be with our Lord on April 11, 2013. Verlyn was born in Milwaukee, WI on August 27, 1937 to Clarence and Harriet Helgerson. He grew up in Chatfield, Minn. and married the love of his life, LaVonne Rathbone on October 3rd, 1959. They then moved to Babbitt and had 2 sons, Mark Alan and David John Helgerson. Verlyn was a mining mechanic/ welder for the mines in Babbitt. He also was very proud to have been a medic in the Army. Verlyn is proceeded in death by his dear wife, LaVonne, and both of his parents. He is survived by sister, Jo (Pastor Vic) Meyr, and brother Paul Helgerson; sons, Mark Helgerson, and David (Susan) Helgerson; sister-in-law Lucille Tangen, and brother-in-law Ellert (Marilyne) Rathbone; many grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Services were April 22, 2013 in Superior, WI at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 East 5th Street, at 4pm.

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)


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The family soon moved to South Dakota where Frances was raised. Frances was a member of the first class of nursing students at the Rochester vocational college. She married Floyd “Wendel” Knutson on December 2, 1936 in Lanesboro, Minn. The couple farmed, and worked together at a local factory. Frances then worked in nursing homes and would later become self-employed. She resided at Park Towers in Rochester for more than 30 years where, for a time, she served as President of the Park Towers Social Club. In retirement she worked for a couple of years at the Gingerbread House bakery in Rochester. She enjoyed ceramics and playing Bingo. She is survived by her daughters, Alice Holtegaard and Janet Thompson, both of Rochester; a son, Bill Knutson of Dodge Center, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are her half-brothers, Andrew Olson Jr., and Lauren Olson; and two half-sisters, Delores Lund, and Patricia Rupperect. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendel Knutson, in 1969; daughters, LaVonne Bolster and Ann Damaskas; 3 grandchildren; a sister, Genevieve Miller; and a half-sister, Daisy Borger. Online memorials are being welcomed and may be created at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome. com

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Minnesota to Knute and Martha (Lietz) Hovey. On June 14, 1952 he married Marilyn Thoreson at Ostrander Lutheran Church, Ostrander, Minn. Wayne grew up on the same farm where he and Marilyn raised a family of their own. He worked the farm until September of 2009 when he and Marilyn moved to Harmony. One of Wayne’s greatest gifts was his work ethic which he passed on to each of his children. Wayne always loved his animals and had a special place in his heart for his dog, Friskie. Sunday dinner with “the kids,” grandkids, and great-grandsons brought a joyous smile to his face, lifting his spirits and brightening his day. Wayne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Hovey of Harmony; five children, Kandace (Chris) Johnson of Harmony, Wayne G. (Sue) Hovey of Preston Minn., Kyle (Desiree) Hovey of Milton, WI, Rick (Karla) Hovey of Winona, MN and Lisa Eckhart of Minneapolis, Minn.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a special niece and nephew, and many other nieces and nephews. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and all five of his siblings. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Pastor Curt Schneider, Wayne’s granddaughter, Pastor Breanne Johnson and Rev. Jane Timmerman officiating. Interment followed at Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony. Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, assisted the family.

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Frances Knutson Mrs. Knutson, 93, of Rochester, Minn. died Tuesday April 16, Wayne A. Hovey Wayne A. Hovey, age 84, of 2013 at Golden Living Center – Harmony, Minnesota died Fri- Rochester West in Rochester. day morning, April 12, 2013 at Frances Iona Olson was born November 16, 1919 in Finley, his home in Harmony. Wayne was born May 5, 1928 North Dakota to Anna (nee on the family farm in York Birkeland) and Andrew Olson. Township, Fillmore County Main Ave. Harmony

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Polio When I was a little girl from the years 1948-1949, polio was very prevalent. People did not know how you contracted this disease. The newscasters on the radio (this was before TV) advised children and Katie adults not to Van Sickle go swimming; people were very worried about contracting polio through swimming. In the late summer of 1949 our family had driven across the northern part of the United States to visit my mother’s uncle and her cousin and his family in the State of Washington. We were gone two weeks. On the way home we were hot (no air conditioning in cars) and tired, and stopped in a small town restaurant in North Dakota to eat. Later on, I remember my mother talking about all the

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flies in that restaurant and how she suspected that my father contracted polio because of the flies that kept landing on the food (with germs on their feet) as we were eating, since no one knew the cause of polio at this time. After arriving home, my father was sick within a week. He was 39 years old. His symptoms were feeling ill and very weak. My father was a farmer with his brother and felt an obligation to keep working (even when feeling ill). In fact, an insurance agent stopped by the farm just as my Dad was heading out to harvest a field and sold my uncle a policy which included polio protection, but my Dad was too busy farming to buy insurance. Once paralysis started setting in, my Mom took him to our local doctor which was 15 miles away. He was diagnosed with polio and taken by ambulance 200 miles to the Sister Kenny Institute in the Minneapolis area. I never saw him again for the next nine months. This happened in August, 1949. Soon time passed and we children returned to school. When the school learned that our father had polio, they contacted us and requested we stay home so we would not spread the disease to others. They thought we were carriers of the polio germ. I was in second grade, at the time. Our school books and assignments were sent home for us to be home schooled. I can remember saying to my mom, “If the school thinks we might infect other children with polio,

won’t the germs crawl off the books and infect the children at school when we send back our school assignments?” While at this institute, (a hospital just for polio patients) Dad was put into what was called an “iron lung.” It was a machine that breathed for you to keep you alive. At age seven, I imagined it to be a circular cocoon with your head sticking out one end, although I never saw him in the iron lung. No children were allowed into any hospital at that time, unless they were sick themselves. While in the hospital the nurses were always working with the patients doing physical therapy with their arms and legs (I think in warm water). My mom went to see him as often as possible. She felt obligated to help in the barn morning and night with the milk-cows in my father’s absence. She was helping on the farm, raising three children and one of them was a two-year old. Sometime during the nine month period that father was hospitalized she had some mild paralysis herself and we three children stayed with our aunt, Mom’s sister, Lilly. I remember it was around Christmas time and we celebrated Christmas at her home. I think she was hospitalized locally (Fergus Falls, MN) for several weeks. Mom recovered, but the doctors believed she had had a light case of polio. Over the years she had feelings of weakness on her left side (that would come and go) and I remember once that she was holding a baby and felt this weakness in her arm and almost dropped the child. Not only did my father have physical therapy, but the patients were encouraged to participate in crafts. He did leather crafts and I remember a small wrist coin purse I received that I still have. He also made leather belts and billfolds. He did a lot of reading and Mom said that God

slowed him down so he would have time…he used his time wisely and read the whole Bible and became a Christian. I have letters he wrote to Mom about this. My father recovered from some of the paralysis and at the time of his hospital release the paralysis was from the waist down. Over the years he developed tremendous strength in his arms and chest to compensate his other weaknesses. In the spring of 1950, a strange man came to our home, I was afraid of him. He had a brace on his left leg that kept his knee from bending (and kept him from falling) and he used “sticks.” This is what they called crutches that did not go under his armpits. He was our father, but I did not know who he was since I had not seen him for nine months. Once home he learned to drive a car and truck with the help of installed hand controls. I remember that the truck had a clutch and he managed this with the help of an old cane propped between the clutch and his stomach. With help from Mom to get on the tractor, he was literally tied to the tractor seat with material. With paralyzed legs there was no foundation to use to balance his body to keep from falling off the tractor. In later years, he used crutches and then a wheelchair. Eventually he had to use a mechanical chair to get up and a sling to get into a tub. It was a lot of extra work for my mom, but it was a labor of love. At that time there were no “Handicapped Parking” spaces or special accommodations to get up onto a curb or to fit a wheelchair under a restaurant table. My dad spent a lot of time in the car waiting for us to come back out of a store when we went to town. In 1960, the polio vaccine had been discovered and every-

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one was encouraged to get the vaccine. My father wanted his three daughters to be sure to get the vaccine, which had to be administered in three separate doses. I was 18, in 1960, and remember standing in line to get the third vaccine at a school gymnasium that was set up like a clinic. It was offered in a “sugar lump.” (Ask your grandma what a sugar lump is.) I think the first two were injections, though. “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!” Back in my grade school years, The March of Dimes would send home coin cards and encourage kids to fill them with dimes. This money was used for research and a vaccine was discovered. Polio was finally eradicated and the new focus for the March of Dimes organization was to help babies born with disabilities. My father lived from age 39 to 68 with this disease and died from other health complications after twenty nine years with this disability. He never felt sorry for himself and had a good attitude about life. He was a good father and as I completed errands for him, he taught me a great deal about conducting business in an adult world. I learned what questions to ask and how to bargain for the best price. In junior-high, I bought tires for his car and met my future husband, whose father owned the local OK Tire Store. There is an old expression, “There is never an ill-wind that doesn’t blow some good!”

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C ommentary One Moment, Please... Minnesota’s gambling problem By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 Well, well, well. It looks like the Minnesota Vikings e-pulltabs funding projection miscalculation trumps what I thought was the worst decision ever made that revolved around the M i n n e s o t a Jason Sethre Vikings. Remember our trade back on October 12, 1989, that involved 18 players and draft picks between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings? The Herschel Walker trade. The Minnesota Vikings have been the laughing stock of the NFL ever since, and I’m speaking as a loyal Vikings fan. We literally set the Dallas Cowboys

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franchise up with a Super Bowl dynasty. But, that’s in the past. Maybe I’ll get over it some day. Or, maybe I’ll just save that story for my grandchildren. The problem We need $1.1 billion dollars to cover the cost of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, and it looks like the original business plan is failing. The e-pulltabs concept that is suppose to generate $350 million is not working the way state legislatures and supporters like Governor Mark Dayton had hoped it would. Why is it not working? Well, where do we begin? The goal was supposed to be 15,400 e-pulltab machines in 2,500 licensed establishments. Today, there are a little over 200 licensed locations participating in the e-pulltab program. The projections by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board showed an average of $225 per day, but the results have been a dismal $91 per day since October. Did you realize that when someone plays paper pull tabs and they spend $40 on pull tabs they play them all the way through, win or lose. With e-pulltabs, a customer can put $40 worth of credit into the machine and then cash-out at

any time. So, if a customer wins $200 on their ninth e-pulltab try, they can cash-out and the remainder of their dollars will be refunded as part of the cashout process. Why wouldn’t you have to play e-pulltabs the same way you play paper pull tabs? If you pay $40, you have to play the entire amount. You can’t get a refund on regular paper pull tabs if you win early in the process of tearing into them. You have to play them until their done. So, given that the aforementioned might actually encourage people to play e-pulltabs even more, why are they not picking up more customers? Well, another reason relates to funding from e-pulltabs versus paper pull tabs. The local fire departments, Lion’s Clubs, American Legions and many other organizations in communities all throughout the state make money off of paper pull tabs. Switching dollars from paper pull tabs to e-pulltabs actually takes money away from local organizations that put their dollars right back into the community with earmarked projects. So, essentially, the state is asking people to switch their funding support from local organizations to the Minnesota Vikings stadium fund. Hmmm, what do you think people are going to do? They are going to think ‘local’ support first. And, there must be an assumption at the state level that if you

add another gambling option with e-pulltabs that people are just going to start spending more. I would assume that the gambling industry is no different than any other industry. It’s all about market share. Just because you add another option doesn’t mean that consumers are going to spend more money. If consumers spend their money on e-pulltabs then they won’t be spending those dollars on paper pull tabs. It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul. Our state government went into this business plan with expectations of 100-percent success. Meanwhile, if you ask most private sector business owners, they will tell you that you should establish your cash flow budget based on 70-percent of expectations. And, that may be high for some types of businesses. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. That’s how most private sector entrepreneurs think. Nope. Not our state government. Plan for the best, and hope for the impossible. That’s the definition of our e-pulltabs plan. The irony Years ago, many cities owned and operated their own municipal liquor stores (there are still a few out there), while also maintaining a city full of law enforcement. Interestingly, alcohol is involved in many domestic violence issues along with DUIs. So, the irony comes in the form of the city selling the alcohol and

then employing law enforcement to contend with a problem in which they are contributors. OK, here’s my swift analogy. Our wonderful Minnesota state government expends resources on administering gambling programs as a manner of funding state budgeted efforts such as the Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Meanwhile, our state of Minnesota spends boatloads of money on human services to contend with gambling addictions and all of the calamities that come with that addiction. So, our state seeks to generate revenue from a source such as gambling of which creates challenges that can only be met with more state funding. Our state creates a problem in which it then must spend money to resolve. Intelligent. My solution Raise our taxes! Yes, every Minnesotan loves the Vikings as much as Wisconsinites love their Packers. So, raise our taxes. Yeah, right. When the Vikings win a Super Bowl, I’ll support that idea. Otherwise, let them join the Lakers in California or the [North] Stars in Texas. Personally, I don’t think owner of the Minnesota Vikings, Zygi Wulf, has enough skin in the game for funding this stadium deal. We are putting a lot of eggs into the Vikings basket as taxpayers, and meanwhile scoffing at the idea of funding the Destination Medical Center? Wow, sounds like we have our priorities figured out here in Minnesota.

Guest Commentary: Mayo deserves more than table scraps By Emmett Salberg I would like to respond to the recent criticism from the legislature and the media regarding comments made by Dr. Noseworthy and Dr. Narr. Dr. Noseworthy’s remark that 49 other states would Emmett like to be Salberg home to the Mayo Clinic is accurate. What state wouldn’t want tens of thousands of high paying jobs? Dr. Narr’s observation of the Minnesota Legislature’s willingness to offer millions of dollars of incentives to a, literally unknown, company in contrast to the resistance the DMC proposal has received is relevant and significant. Some in the legislature and media have called these comments arrogant, threatening, and even attacks. These critics have parlayed these straightforward comments into a portrayal of Mayo as a spoiled child that is used to getting its way and not ever being told no. Really? Does Mayo deserve such criticism? The reality is that the Mayo Clinic is one of the world’s most admired insti-

tutions. It has been a loyal and generous organization creating goodwill in Minnesota for over 150 years. It’s the largest private employer in the state. And although it would make more sense logistically for Mayo to relocate to to a major city to realize its plans for growth, Mayo chose to grow in Rochester. What did Mayo receive in return for its unselfish loyalty? Let’s just say it wasn’t the open arms and checkbook reception that the secret biotech company got from the legislature and governor. Mayo proposed a fair, but complicated, plan that redirected a small portion of Mayo-generated taxes back to the City of Rochester so that public infrastructure could be built to keep up with Mayo’s planned growth. The Minnesota Legislature quickly discarded Mayo’s plan and immediately started making demands. The politicians didn’t want any Mayo staff on the board that would distribute funds, it wanted more state control, more local taxes, the plan must be included in omnibus bill, etc. The tone of the debate even got so low that some legislators resorted to insults calling Rochester boring. Really? What has Mayo

done to deserve such ill will? In typical Mayo fashion, The Clinic’s response to this unwarranted contempt has been very restrained. Despite being treated by the legislature like a stray dog begging for scraps, Mayo has taken the high road and has persevered in trying to work out a reasonable DMC plan. This aggressive approach by the legislature is not only unmerited, but in the long run, very dangerous. The reality is that Mayo holds the ultimate trump card.

If the legislature decides to throw Mayo table scraps, Mayo may just reject the deal and move out of state. That’s not a threat, it’s a reality. A reality the legislature isn’t properly factoring into its rancorous negotiating and posturing. If, and when, Mayo states its intention to start growing at one of its other campuses, the legislators will be tripping over each other in trying to find ways to incentivize Mayo to stay in Minnesota. But will it be too late?

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the situation and rendered a decision later in the meeting, Board Chair Jerry Chase made it clear that the board has seen at least four controversial issues arise including the building referendum, removing the valedictorian position, teacher contract negotiations, and the hiring of superintendents. Just like managing these issues, Chase explained that board members always review the data before casting their votes and will do the same in this situation. He said, “The board does not waiver under pressure.” Because he felt that the board held some responsibility for not having an adequate communication and evaluation process in place for coaches, Chase voted to approve Tom Bance’s contract for next year in hopes that concerns will be resolved under the developing activities committee and activities director position. Most board members agreed with Chase. Board Clerk Greg LaPlante gave his input saying, “We don’t have a process in place to allow us to see the problems.” Kathy Schellhammer commented, “There’s room for improvement.” Tom Sturgis shared his feelings on how difficult coaching is and that people who make mistakes should be given a chance to correct them. Matt McMahon thanked everyone for their input as it helps the board to see different perspectives. In contrast, Mike Tuohy stated he would not support Bance for another year after seeing too many similar

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issues originating from the basketball program. The administrative recommendation read by Superintendent Edward Harris stated, “The administration recommends to the School Board that the 2012-2013 fall and winter coaches be offered contracts for next year so they have an equitable opportunity to demonstrate their ability to positively function in an identified and agreed upon system of program management and growth. The board voted 5-1 to keep Coach Bance for another year. Other Business The board approved motions to approve Pep Club Advisors Stacey Hogberg and Blake Jansen. Also, the resignation of Krista Swisher, an early childhood teacher for the district, was approved. A motion was approved for the non-renewal of teaching contracts of probationary teachers Rachel Erz and Mary Catherine Johnson. The board moved to advance the 1 to 1 Mobile Device Program that the district would like to implement. Superintendent Harris explained that this program would put current technology, such as I-pads for example, into the hands of students to advance their education. The program would take about six years to fully be put into place with an initial cost of $128,000 with $10,000 of upkeep each following year. Before concluding, the board announced that the May 17 early dismissal has been cancelled. The next school board meeting is May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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Pine Island sewer bills to fall ming pool plans. In early April, USAquatics, the company the city hired to do a pool feasibility study, presented a design proposal to the pool committee. The committee suggested some changes, and USAquatics will bring the revisions to the next swimming pool committee meeting, 7 p.m. May 1 at Pine Island City Hall. The company likes the location of the current pool and recommends keeping the current site if a new pool is to be built, Oelkers said. “We’re a long way from presenting a plan to the council,” he added. Off-sale liquor license limit to be raise Businessman David Kleinschmidt returned for a second time to ask the council to increase the number of off-sale liquor licenses the city allows. This time the answer was yes, with the council directing city staff to amend the code to permit more than one off-sale license. The town’s only liquor store has that only license, and Kleinschmidt hopes to start up a liquor business, too. Last year, he bought the former BP gas station/convenience store on North Main Street and cleaned up the property in anticipation of opening a 2,000-square-foot store. But two months ago when he requested an off-sale license, the council, concerned that Pine Island is too small to support two liquor stores, turned him down. His April appeal included a

By Karen Snyder The Pine Island City Council, at its April 16 meeting, voted unanimously to trim municipal sewer bills by $4.49 a month – and brought off the decrease while raising the sewer base rate. The base amount will go up $4.50 a month, from $14 to $18.50, a price hike more than offset by the elimination of a longtime debt service fee of $8.99 a month. The debt service fee dates back to a 1992 bond, Finance Director John Eickhoff told board members. After paying off the bond, the city used the debt service money to cover other expenses. Eickhoff recommended dropping the fee but warned that doing so would, in four years, wipe out the $1 million sewer reserve fund. Upping the sewer base fee $6, he said, would still deplete the reserve money, but it would take 10 years. Councilman Nick Novak suggested including plans for sewer repairs and upgrades in the city budget instead of holding so much cash in reserve. “I would like to give the taxpayers a break on this,” he said. “It would be irresponsible not to have that operating fund,” Councilman Randy Bates said.” When Eickhoff advised raising the base fee between $4.50 and $6, council members agreed on the low figure and a reevaluation in a year or sooner. Swimming pool plans Steve Oelkers of the Public Works Department updated the council on the status of swim-



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But judging by Technology Director, Taylor Bauman’s April 15 report to the board, Phase 1 beats Fall’s “bare-bones” brushoff. “We’re in a really good position to move forward,” said Bauman. “We’ve replaced or upgraded all of the network switch gear, upgraded the network backbone to 10 gigabit and installed two new large servers to handle the users’ files, printers and other computer needs.” Plus, 95 wireless access points will deliver nearly 100 percent overlapping coverage. There’s a new firewall/security appliance, too, and on July 1, internet access will double to 100 megabytes. The Phase 1 enhancements, Bauman said, “will most definitely meet the district’s current and future requirements.” PIAAA and PTSO school technology fund-raiser A plan to get Lenovo 2 tabs into the hands of grades 7-12 teachers in time for summer break requires a $52,700 donation from Pine Island Academics Arts and Athletics Foundation (PIAAA) and the Parent, Teacher,

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Other business •Kelly Barker of Community Education/Early Childhood reported on burgeoning participation. School Readiness preschool numbers jumped from 66 students and six staff in 20072008 to 120 students and seven staff this academic year. School Age Childcare rose from 20072008’s 81 students and 12 staff to the current 120 students and 20 staff. •High School Principal Kevin Cardille announced plans to introduce a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) class next fall. Teacher training will take place this summer. •The board unanimously recommended for tenure: industrial technology teacher Robert Mainhardt, 5th-grade teacher Melissa Plein, 1st-grade teacher Tim Nehring, 2nd-grade teacher Amy Nielsen, middle school counselor Cheryl Kuss, K-12 library media specialist Kahla Jourdan and physical education instructor Kortney Ihnen Aeikens. •The board approved, 7-0, the retirement of 8th-grade English teacher Therese Evan. Board chairman Jeff Leland thanked her for her years of service. •Teacher contract negotiations continue, reported board member Angela Heiden. The current focus is contract language, and the next session will occur May 2.

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Olmsted County District Court Amberly Lynn Young, 27, of St. Paul, Minn. was convicted on April 9 of Drugs in the Second Degree-Sale of 3 Grams or More-Cocaine/Heroin/Meth within a 90-Day Period. She was sentenced to the Shakopee Correctional Facility for 68 months, which was stayed for 25 years in addition to conditions of 25 years of supervised probation and the successful completion of a DBT therapy program. Also in the sentence was local confinement of 120 days with 13 days of credit for time served and 50 hours of community service. Nadi Salah Hagi-Mohamed, 25, of Rochester, Minn. was convicted on April 10 of Damage to Property in the 1st DegreeValue Reduced Over $1,000. Hagi-Mohamed was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 17 months. Con-

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Beautiful art at a bargain abounds at Annual Artists Clearing House Fair ZUMBROTA, MN – At Crossings’ 9th Annual Artists Clearing House indoor art fair, visitors can feast their eyes on many beautiful works of art, at prices that make it easy to bring home one-of-a-kind pieces. The Artists Clearing House takes place Sat.-Sun., April 27-28. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Door prizes each day include handmade earrings and other one-of-a-kind pieces. This indoor art fair is open to the public, free of charge. This is an opportunity to view the works of six special guest artists, who are discounting their works during the fair. Select merchan-

dise at Crossings will be marked up to 75 percent off. Those visiting on Saturday may wish to reserve tickets to the Mary Jane Alm concert that night, being held next door at the Zumbrota State Theatre. Participating artists include: Andy Arend is a Rochester native, who learned to weld at a friend’s salvage yard and through high school auto mechanics classes. He uses scrap metal to create sculptures that sometimes deliberately show weld marks and reflect Arend’s passion for the environment. Amy Giannini of Zumbrota, applies needle-felted embellishments to sweaters, vests and

jackets, and creates astonishing hand-crafted beaded silver jewelry that incorporates fiber and art glass elements. Becky Jokela of Zumbrota, creates pastel paintings that capture the richness of the natural world. Prints and originals will be available. She will demonstrate how she works with pastels on Sunday. Bill Shain of Pine Island, is an airbrush artist whose works are mainly acrylic or water-based paints on paper, canvas and hardboard. His artistic inspiration comes from surrealist artists like H.R. Giger, Picasso, and Salvador Dali. Art prints and note cards also will be available.


Dawn Makarios of Cannon Falls, creates pottery that reflects an earthy feeling that comes from the textures on each piece. She uses throwing marks to create movement and an uneven surface, and the kiln leaves its own unique surface and story on each pot. Pieces of a set can be similar yet individually unique. Jay Steinke lives in Duluth, where he finds some of the country’s most wild and pristine landscapes. His photography captures its moods and expressions through all the seasons. He also studies the European “old world” with its rich history and stunning beauty. Steinke strives to strike an emotional

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A Literary Tableau of Taxidermy How delighted I was to find that Susan Orlean, in her essay “Lifelike,” published in the New Yorker and again in The Best American Essays 2004, described her short season as a tourist in the world of taxidermy, an experience she calls a parade of the bizarre. “Lifelike” is an essay about a World Taxidermy Championship. The first sentence is perfect. “As soon as the 2003 World Taxidermy Championship opened, the heads came rolling in the door.”

It is both metonymic and literal. And then we get the parade of buffalo, chipmunks, bobcats, jackdaws, razor-backed boars, and weasels. She lists them first in noun form, then she lists how they were carried into the Crowne Plaza hotel, then she lists them according to their frozen actions, then by their peculiar features, then by their facial expressions, lastly, by the gear “required to bring something dead back to life.” The first paragraph could stand alone as an apt sum of the entire event, but instead, Orlean goes into the world of the taxidermist: she tells the history of taxidermy; she describes the kind of people who want to become taxidermists; she peruses their internet chat rooms and reports their twitterings; she dictates eavesdropped conversations. The reader, in ten pages, is fully immersed in taxidermy from every angle, for better or worse. What I thought was brilliant was the ambiguity of her tone toward taxidermy. New Yorker has a huge readership,

so one must be careful. Perhaps because I found the things she described disgusting, ridiculous, and comical, I read that into her tone. But I stepped back and reread the essay as though I were the taxidermist she interviewed, say, the one she went to dinner with. I can find no evidence of a superior tone; she is not judgmental. Orlean refers to the whole affair simply as “an astonishment.” She equates the practices of taxidermists to Talmud scholars; in the end she describes the experience as “biblically tranquil,” two allusions that convey respect. She could have said that the exacting manner of taxidermists reminded her of accountants, or OCD patients, but she likened them to Jewish people looking for the truth. I thought these were nice touches, and kept her tone respectful. The strange details she collects, “buckets of bear noses for sale,” “a bobcat hanging off an icicle-covered rock,” the man who made the icicles by placing clear acrylic toilet-plunger handles in the oven on a nonstick cookie sheet at four hundred degrees, speak for themselves. The only one that doesn’t: “a coyote whose torso was split open to reveal a miniature scene of the destruction of the World Trade Center, complete with little firemen and rubble piles,” she casts off, appropriately, as “surpassingly weird.”

Share your thoughts at Where she achieved humor, for me, was in the quotations she chose to include. Specifically, what made them funny was her choice to leave in their names, in particular, very common, normal names. “Brian, I inject the feet with Preservz-It. Enjoy!” or “What did you do for toenails, Ken?” For some reason, including the first names of these men helped me to picture two guys, Brian and Ken, huckstering up at a tradeshow, exchanging tips. I imagined those two wearing overalls and having bad teeth. Perhaps the name-inclusion evoked a redneck dialect in the way I was reading the quotes. Or perhaps it’s just because I somehow assumed that taxidermists, with their weird specialty, might also have

weird names, but there’s nothing weird about Ken or Brian. I don’t imagine Ken or Brian would think these quotes were funny, and in that way, Orlean keeps herself safe and ambiguous, while allowing the hilarity of the scene itself to shine through. She uses no metaphors. None are needed. If she were writing about something that had already been written about hundreds of times, she would need to fancy up her prose with some original language. But not here. I’m not sure anyone has ever endeavored to paint a literary tableau of a taxidermy convention. And in this case, Orleans seems to understand, the reality is wild enough to make the dead come to life all on its own.

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The price of $2.5 million, which is less than $47 per square foot, is considerably less than the estimated cost to build a facility of similar size, a figure district analysis estimates would be $9.4 million or $175 per square foot. The former Peoples Coop Services facility was built in 1971, renovated in 1996, and consists of 13,026 square feet of office space and 40,494 square feet of warehouse/shop space located on a site of approximately 35 acres. There are concerns with regards to the state of the roof, repairs will be needed, also carpet replacement, and updates for central printing and district fiber optic network connections. The purchase of additional space is not necessarily intended to replace or eliminate space occupied in other locations. Smith said, “Until we get moved into the new facility, I won’t be convinced that we can move out of the existing one. We have so much need for storage right now, we probably won’t be able to move out of the Maintenance Services Building.” Dovetailing the proposed

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property acquisition, the board announced they are now actively seeking proposals for the sale of Burr Oak School located at 3800 50th Avenue SE, Rochester, on an “as-is” basis, with the restriction that the site and building may not be used as a school for any grades Early Childhood through grade 12. The Burr Oak School property was originally built in 1953 with various additions through 1990. The site consists of approximately 7.1 acres, and requires considerable cleanup. The building has not been used by the District since 2010, but the Marion Township has been renting the space as a polling place for local elections. The president of the Marion Township has already expressed interest in purchasing the property for a Town Hall facility at a public hearing on December 4th, 2012. No one came to either of the public meetings to speak against the closure of the facility, and thus on December 11th, the board moved to officially close the property. The District has received appraised valuations for the facility, depending upon intended use, which range up to $1,200,000.

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Minnesota D.A.R.E. announces 2013 Statewide Poster Contest Winners

Hopkins, MN - Minnesota D.A.R.E., Inc. would like to announce the 2013 Poster Contest winners. The (2) first place winners will be throwing out the opening pitches at the April 14th & 28th Twins games. For the April 14th game, the winner is from Kasson-Mantorville Middle School whose D.A.R.E. officer is Jason Peck from the Kasson Police Department. The pitch on April 28th thrown out by a student from St. Phillips in Bemidji whose D.A.R.E. officer is Jon Hunt with the Bemidji Police Department. Additional poster contest winners are following. This year’s theme was “Safe, Healthy, and Responsible Choices.” The contest was open for 5th or 6th grade D.A.R.E. students, statewide. Minnesota D.A.R.E., Inc. received hundreds of entries from around Minnesota. The top entries will receive special DARE prizes. These posters will be framed and put on display at DARE events throughout the state. Minnesota D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a prevention and education program that advocates and educates for healthy and safe children. D.A.R.E. serves young people and their families teaching the skills to make positive decisions, provides education on safe and healthy lifestyles and gives the tools to enable them to resist engaging in negative and violent behaviors. Over 25 million students have been reached worldwide and approximately 74,000 Minnesota students receive instruction annually. For more information, contact or go to

2013 - Winning Entries 1st Place – April 14th, Jenna, Kasson-Mantorville Middle School, DARE Officer Jason Peck, Kasson PD 1st Place - April 28th, Julia, St. Phillips - Bemidji, DARE Officer Jon Hunt, Bemidji PD 2nd Place - Mariam A., Adams Elementary, DARE Officer Interna Kim, Coon Rapids PD 3rd Place - Ian P., ISP-166 Grand Marais, DARE Officer Ben Hallberg, Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office 4th Place - Hannah A., Benson Elementary, DARE Officer Nancy Dosdall, Benson PD 5th Place - Trisha T., Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion, DARE Officer Nicole Korth, New Hope PD 6th Place - Connor M., Stewartville Middle School, DARE Officers Chad Winters, Olmsted Co. Sheriff’s Office 7th Place - Madison F., Pleasentview Elementary-Sauk Rapids, DARE Officer Nick Baden, Benton Co. Sheriff’s Office 8th Place - Laralye B., Carver Elementary – St. Paul, DARE Officer Alesia Metry, Maplewood PD 9th Place - Jaden D., Chatfield

Elementary, DARE Officer Aaron Miliander, Chatfield PD 10th Place - Katie B., Windom Middle School, DARE Officer Dana Wallace, Windom PD 11th Place - Ashley C., Kasson-Mantorville Middle School, DARE Officer Jason Peck, Kasson PD 12th Place - Anna E., Bemidji Middle School, DARE Officer Jon Hunt, Bemidji PD 13th Place - Lauren M., Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion, DARE Officer Nichole Korth, New Hope PD 14th Place - Taylor P., Hoover Elementary-Coon Rapids, DARE Officer Ken Young 15th Place - Cassandra J., Pleasantview – Sauk Rapids, DARE Officer Nick Baden, Benton Co. Sheriff’s Office 16th Place - Hunter O., Stewartville Middle School, DARE Officer Chad Winters, Olmsted Co. Sheriff’s Office 17th Place - Sophie, Carver Elementary School – Maplewood, DARE Officer Alesia Metry, Maplewood PD 18th Place - Mary L., Bryon Middle School, DARE Officer Dan Johnson, Olmsted Co. Sheriff’s Office

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

tech bytes By Mitchell Walbridge

Spring Cleaning: Don’t forget your electronics It’s April, and although it may not feel like our typical Minnesota spring, many people are beginning their spring cleaning if they haven’t already completed it. Cleaning out storage, washing windows, cleaning carpets, dusting--they’re all typical spring cleaning chores. But what about all of your electronic gadgets? They probably need a little sanitizing several times a year, not just in the spring. And no, I’m not talking about cleaning out those untouched, never used files, programs, and applications on your devices. I

am thinking about something much simpler: cleaning your screens, keyboards, and keypads. In fact, these surfaces are some of the worst bacteria breeding grounds that exist, ranking right up on the list with public restroom surfaces (okay, maybe not quite that bad). Restroom talk aside, in a study done by paper products and office hygiene company Kimberly-Clark Professional, two of the six most germ-infested surfaces were keypads including vending machines keypads and computer keyboards. But even if we don’t spend

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a lot of time on the computer, a lot of people use cell phones constantly. Many studies suggest that individuals check their smartphones up to 34 times a day, and even more if you’re a person who sends a lot of text messages. However, would you check your phone so often if you had to wash your hands after every use? Maybe you would want to after hearing these facts. Researchers from the University of London after examining several phones found that 24 percent of push button phones tested positive in the study of carrying bacteria capable of causing skin rashes, respiratory illnesses such as influenza, or even the stomach flu! A lot of people may be thinking, ‘Good thing I have a touch-screen phone.’ Well, think again. Touch screen phones only came in with a rating of three percent lower than push button phones. Worse yet, phones don’t just

spread those germs to your hands. People put them right up to their faces when placing a call. Now think of everything else that you touch: the television remote, the office copy machine, your laptop and desktop keyboards, the microwave keypad, calculators… Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to clean these once a week, right? So since it’s the season of spring cleaning, add clean keypads to the list. In the best case scenario you may save yourself a

case of the common cold or the flu in future years. Note: You want to be particularly careful when cleaning your electronic devices. Spraying disinfectant liquids onto electronics is not a good method. To avoid damaging electrical components, disinfectant wipes or gentle liquid disinfectants on paper towels yield the best results. Harsh cleaners on screens are also not an optimal idea.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Senator Nelson releases results of Legislative Survey


a registered Nurse at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Brian graduated from Goodhue High School and works at Ag Partners in Goodhue. The wedding is set for May 5, Senator Carla Nelson (R – 2013 at Mayowood Stone Barn, Rochester) released the results of her annual legislative survey today. Rochester. Each year Senator Nelson does a of constituents in her disBirth Announcement survey trict to get their opinions on issues of importance to them. Senator Tyler Joseph Britson Keith and Adrienne Britson, Nelson then takes responses into Rochester, Minn., welcome their account when those issues come son, Tyler Joseph into the world. before her in the legislature. Some Tyler was born on April 5, 2013, of the highlights this year include Peters ~ Holmes weighed 7 lbs 15 oz. and was 20 overwhelming support for Des Brian Peters and Sara Beth 1/2 inches long. Tyler has an older Holmes, both of Goodhue, Minn. brother, Kyle. are proud to announce their engag- Grandparents are Mark and ment and upcoming wedding. Cindy Johnson of Peterson, Minn., The groom’s parents are Brian Randy and Irish Britson of Houston, Did you know 1 inch of rain and Susan Peters, of Goodhue MN, and Lee and Carolyn Jerviss on a 1000-square-foot roof will and the bride’s parents are Mark of Houston. Great-grandparents are generate over 623 gallons of Holmes and Ken and Vicky Glen Sveen of Lanesboro, Minn., water? Installing a rain barrel (or Kramer, of Pine Island, Minn. LeRoy and Darleen Johnson of two) can capture that resource Sara Beth graduated from Pine Peterson, Lydia Britson of Houston, and bring many benefits, including: lowering water bills, reducIsland High School and works as and Cleone Kelly of Houston.

tination Medical Center (DMC) legislation and support for less expensive and more efficient government. “Destination Medical Center represents the largest economic development opportunity Minnesota has ever seen and one of the largest in the country,” said Senator Nelson. “All legislative leaders and the governor support this innovative and forward thinking

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26 •Brief Advice Legal Clinic, 9-11am, Small Business Development Center. Call 507-285-7536 to schedule a free 30 minute appointment.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27 •Bird Walk, 7:30am, Heintz Center, 1926 College View Rd. SE, Rochester, MN. Free and open to the public. •Church Basement Ladies Rummage/ Bake Sale, 8am, Grace Lutheran Church, Oronoco. •Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 8:30am, Old Country Buffet. For more info, call 507-289-2263.* •Winter Farmers Market, 9am-noon, Bldg. 41 Graham Park, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN. •Castles and Dragons playtime, Noon-3pm, Children’s Museum of Rochester. For children up to age 10. Free to people with epilepsy. Register at 507-287-2103. •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. *


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SUNDAY, APRIL 28 •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *

MONDAY, APRIL 29 •Korean War Veterans Club: Every Monday at 8am at Grandma’s Kitchen (KWVC Mess Hall) in Rochester for meeting and breakfast. * Senior Softball, Practice 8:30am; Games 9:30am. McQuillan Field off Marion Rd SE, Rochester, MN. Ages: Men 50 to 80 plus; Women 40 to 60 plus. Ben 507-288-4768.* •Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-2871404 for more info. * •The Basics of Mandated Reporting and Beyond, Noon-1pm, Olmsted County Human Service Campus Bldg 2117, Room 161, 2117 Campus Dr. SE, Rochester, MN.

•Veronique Mathieu and Horacio Nuguid performing, 12:10-1pm, Lips Atrium, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Building, 10 3rd Ave. NW, Rochester, MN. •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. * •Med City T’ai-Chi Ch’uan Club, 6-7:30pm, Fred Reed Hall, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-289-1795 for info.* •What Works, What Helps Your Child with Mental Illness Class, 6:308:30pm, Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Dr., Red Wing, MN. Call 651-645-2948 for info or to register.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 •Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 281-4455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * •Bedtime Stories, 6:30pm, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Rig Up A Rain Barrel, 7-8:30pm, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, Rochester, MN. Reserve your place at 507-2528133 or




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SAWMILLS from only $3,997.00 - Make & save money with your own bandmill cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info/DVD: 800/578-1363 Ext. 300N MCAN


FOR RENT Kasson Senior Community accepting applications! 1 bed, newly updated, heat, water and trash paid. Amenities: Laundry on site, off-street parking, community room, garden, patio, 24/7 emergency response monitoring. Income based. Equal Housing Opportunity +62, handicapped/disabled, free app & showing, 634-4188 r13EOW- o ROOMS FOR RENT: Quiet furnished rooms, nice neighborhood, near downtown and bus line. Utilities paid. Ph. 507288-6647. r24,1-x

WANTED: BEEF CATTLE. 850-1000 lbs. Born on your farm. No antibiotics/ no growth meds. Call Joe Austin, Hill and Vale Farms, Wykoff. 507-352-4441. f17,24- x

SERVICES Attention: furniture moved, junk/ brush hauled, building tear-downs, pruning, raking, edging, weeding, mowing, gutters/windows cleaned. Douglas. 507282-3011. 3/6eow-12/25/13- x 30 YEARS GARAGE DOOR experience serving southeastern Minnesota. References provided. Monday-Friday. Weekends & evenings available. Call 507-280-9341. h10,17,24-o All Things Basementy! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repair? Humidity and Mold Control? FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-866-691-8804 (MFPA)

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10% Off New Lawn Customers Serving Home & Business Lawns


AUCTION CALENDAR Sat. April 27, 9am - Farm Related, Antiques, and Household Auction. Auction held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building. For more information contact Spring Valley Sales at Sat. May 4, 10am - Real Estate Auction. David & Sheryl Ulrich at 29020 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN. Auction held at Lewiston Senior Center, 75 Rice Street, Lewiston, MN. For more information call 507-273-9797 or 507-450-3072. Sat. May 18 - Machinery, Shop Tools, Antiques, Quilts, Crafts, Horses, Furniture, Steel, Lumber, Tack and More Auction. Auction held at Hershberger Metal, Canton, MN. For more information contact Don Hershberger or Noah Swartzentruber. ONLINE AUCTION INFORMATION

Bidding ends on April 29, 5pm - Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Tools, and More! Viewing days Wed. April 24 3-7pm, and Sun. April 28 11am-3pm. For more information contact Darr Auctions, Rodney Darr at 1-800-852-0010. To view complete listing go to To list your Auction Call 507-288-5201

REAL ESTATE Newer home and pole barn. 101 acres Winona/I-90/LaCrosse. Woods, ponds Prairiegrass CRP. MLS 4041200 WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080 e3tfn- o

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INVESTORS Copyrighted smart phone technology. Ground floor of a possible IPO. $5,000 min.- $25,000 max. investment. 1360 University Ave, Suite 232, St. Paul, MN 55104.MCAN

We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o

ANTIQUE SHOW/FLEA MARKET: Gold Rush, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN. May 10-12, 2013. Buildings open at 8am. Free admission, parking $5. 507-269-1473. g17,24,1-x

Office Of The Minnesota Secretary Of State ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Avocados Mexican & American Grill 2. Principal Place of Business: 1647 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Los Avocados, Inc. 26869 Thompson Rd. Lewiston, MN 55952 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 3/27/13 /s/ Michelle Porras Michelle L. Porras, Chief Executive Officer Publish 17,24

FTW IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING volunteer community representatives & host families for the 2013 school year. Call Kathy: 952/837-0025; Kathy@ MCAN DISH NETWORK Starting at $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) & high speed internet starting at $14.95/month (where available). Save! Ask about same day installation! Call now! 866/785-5167. MCAN

STONEWARE WANTED: Collector paying $1000 +/- for large salt glazed crocks. Also wants jugs, water coolers, churns, and especially advertising pieces. 507-775-6698. w24,1,8-x VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Have fun working w/people and horses providing therapy for people w/special needs. RideAbility is a rewarding experience for everyone involved. (Classes held in Pine Island area). Call Jeanie 507-356-8154. w24,1,8- x




Writer • Stewartville The Olmsted County Journal is looking for a free-lance writer to report on Stewartville School Board meetings, Stewartville City Council meetings and write occasional feature stories.We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in people. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or e-mail to jason@ or call for more information 507-251-5297.

Van Route DRiVeR We are seeking a safe, dependable driver. Times are approximate and can vary throughout the school day (6:45-8:30am, 10:45am-noon, 2:15-3:30 pm). Pay is $10.57 per hour. Must pass drivers license check, background check, and pre-employment drug testing, and have a clean driving history. For more information call Transportation Director Dustin Pagel at 507-545-2633. Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN.


Plumbers and PiPefitters local #6– Jatc is accePting aPPlications for aPPrenticeshiP

Camp-Site RV..Over 150 New and Used Campers in stock! Financing Available! RV Parts Megastore...over 50,000 parts & accessories in stock, Full service dept., RV rentals, Discounts on all in stock 2013 models! Camp-Site RV, Hwy. 9 west, Cresco, Iowa 1-800-5560266, 20EOW- o

EMPLOYMENT Caregiving is a JOY! Serve the elderly with a smile and receive personal satisfaction. Provide nonmedical companionship and help for the elderly. No certification needed. P/T days, evenings, weekends. Apply online: or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk4- x NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER has day and evening CNA positions and a night nurse position available immediately. Benefits apply to all positions. Please apply on our website: or call 507-465-3292 for an application. EOE. h10,17,24-x LOOKING FOR part-time server and part-time line cook. Apply in person. Old Tyme Cafe, 219 S. Main, Chatfield. 507867-1633. h10tfn-o RIVERSIDE ON THE ROOT in Lanesboro has positions for line cook and experienced outdoor grill chef available. Contact Mike or Julie at 507-467-3663 or e-mail resume to h17,24-o

AdvAntAges of An Apprenticeship Are:

FULL/PART TIME Class “B” Drivers wanted. Haul live fish. Team driving, OTR only two nights, .34 cents/mile starting. Contact Rob at Oswald Fisheries 507-684-3808. h17,24,1-x

In order to qualify you must be at least 18 years of age and have completed High School.

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR Full-time beginning 2013-14 school year. Details and online application may be found at Deadline: 4/29/13. Dover-Eyota Public Schools, Eyota, MN 507-545-2125. EOE. h24-o

• Earn a meaningful wage while learning a rewarding career. • On-the-job training as well as classroom technical study. • Graduates of Local #6 JATC will be MN licensed in Plumbing or High Pressure Pipefitting.

Applications are available at: Local #6 JATC, 1470 Industrial Dr. NW, PO Box 6375, Rochester, MN 55903 507-536-0304 APPLiCATiONs NEEd TO bE iN THE OffiCE by MAy 10, 2013. Applications from previous years will not be considered.

FLEA MARKET Sundays at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, only $10 dollars for all the space you need! For more information call 507-259-0113. g24,1,8-x NW REGION INSULATOR CLUB Swap Meet Sat. May 4 10-3. Jim Walter’s home - 1787 36th Ave. SE, Rochester. Everyone welcome. Buy, sell or trade. More info - 507-990-8110 or 507-2891095. g24,1-x CUSTOM MADE CLOTHES for American Girl dolls, Community Celebration Church Craft Sale, Hwy 14, Kasson, May 4th. g24-x COUNTRY FRESH PRODUCE AUCTION: 4/26, 5/3, 5/7, 5/10, 5/14, 5/17, 5/21, 5/28, 5/31. Starting at 10am. Evening Flower Auctions: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22. Starting at 6pm. Mother’s Day Flower Auction: Sat. May 11th. Starting at 10am. Country CallFresh it Produce in! Auction, 13473 Cty Rd. 35, St. Charles, MN 507-288-5201 55972. n24,1,8-x CHILDREN’S HUGE Consignment Sale. Just Between Friends, www.jbfsale. FAX it Rochester, in! com. Graham Arena, MN. May 2-4.507-288-9560 Now accepting consignors. Shop. Save. Sell. Smart! g24- o

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EMPLOYMENT RETIRED? ONE POSITION open on our mow crew. 4 days a week. Drivers license needed. May to November. No students. 507-282-5841. h24-o OTR DRIVERS NEEDED. Must be 24 years or older. 2 years or 150,000 miles experience. Clean driving record. TS Express, Northwood, IA. 800-328-7646 ext. #7. h24,1,8-x KELLY SERVICES, ROCHESTER is currently seeking applicants interested in applying for upcoming food production positions at a premier food processing company in Rochester. All shifts available. Kelly Services offers a referral bonus, competitive wages, and benefits. 3800 N Hwy 52, Ste. 250, Rochester, MN. 507-282-1584 or send your resume to EOE. h24tfn-o INDEPENDENT STYLIST wanted for a stylish salon in Stewartville. Very reasonable rent, great atmosphere, any hours available, be your own boss. Manager license needed. Call Connie at 507-2619745. h24,1-o

Writer • Oronoco The Olmsted County Journal is looking for a free-lance writer to report on Oronoco School Board meetings, Oronoco City Council meetings and write occasional feature stories.We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in people. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or e-mail to jason@olmstedcountyjournal. com or call for more information 507-251-5297.

Office Of The Minnesota Secretary Of State ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: SMART CENTER OF ROCHESTER 2. Principal Place of Business: 4447 CANAL PL. SE ROCHESTER, MN 55904 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: BALLWEG AUTO COLLECTION, INC. 3605 TRIBECA DR. MIDDLETON, WI 53562 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 3/21/13 /s/ Jason R Brickl Jason R. Brickl, CEO Publish 24,1

EMPLOYMENT OTR DRIVERS Sign on bonus $1,000. Up to 45 CPM. Full-time positions with benefits! Pet policy. O/O’s welcome! deBoer Transportation 800/825-8511 MCAN

**NOW HIRING** Production Positions

Sports Reporter The Olmsted County Journal is looking for a sports writer to report on local sporting events. We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in all sports. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or e-mail to or call for more information 507-251-5297.

South Plant - 1st and 2nd shift. Starting wage $9.50

Writer • Byron The Olmsted County Journal is looking for a free-lance writer to report on Byron School Board meetings, Byron City Council meetings and write occasional feature stories.We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in people. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Olmsted County Journal, P.O. Box 6697, Rochester, MN 55903 or e-mail to jason@olmstedcountyjournal. com or call for more information 507-251-5297.

north Plant - 1st and 2nd shift. Starting wage $8.50 Must Pass a backGROuNd aNd dRuG scReeN.

holiday pay, vacation, overtime, Medical and Dental benefits offered. Call 507-923-4955 for questions or fill out an application at CMG 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902.

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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.

Meet your neighbors at the O P E N Olmsted County Journal! HO Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:00-6:30pm


2215 2nd Street SW, Suite 100C in Rochester Please come help us celebrate over two years of success with serving the people of Olmsted County. Jason Sethre

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, your neighbors at the Olmsted County Journal would like to invite you over to their office for snacks and refreshments from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Olmsted County Journal office is located in the same entrance as Apple Insurance and Jackson Hewitt. Follow the signs to our office, and meet the people behind the scenes who make the Olmsted County Journal come to life every week. 2215 2nd Street SW, Suite 100C in Rochester Phone: (507)288-5201 • Fax: (507) 288-9560 •

Olmsted County Journal 4.24.13  

The 4.24.13 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.

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