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Road construction starting soon in Oronoco City council gives tentative OK By K aren Snyder

Oronoco residents can expect roadwork ahead, if the Minnesota legislature cooperates. The city council gave conditional approval, at its May 21 meeting, for a project to rebuild more than five miles of county roads in the village. Under the plan, Olmsted County will do the construction on Fifth Street Northwest (County Road 12), Minnesota Avenue (County Road 18) and East Center Street (County Road 118) and on completion, transfer ownership of the refurbished streets to the city of Oronoco, Minn. which would then be responsible for their maintenance. The transfer will include the downtown bridge, structurally sound now, but future repairs or replacement would cost much more than the village could afford. Thus, the council’s approval is contingent on whether the legislature’s eleventh-hour bill-passing flurry included legislation to extend financial relief to small municipalities’ bridge repair costs. If the project is a go, it will start sometime after Gold Rush Days and be completed by Nov.

1. The target date for transfer of ownership is Dec. 1. CEDA/EDA discussed The council discussed the possibility of hiring an economic development consultant, Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), or of forming an Oronoco Economic Development Authority (EDA). Setting up an EDA is easy, and there are several ways to

Personnel report The Personnel Committee, at its May 13 meeting, discussed the effect of the Health Care Reform Act on the city, Councilman Skyler Breitenstein told his fellow council members. “I think we’re considered a small employer so we could opt out, but we don’t want to take any benefits away.” The Personnel Committee also talked about the community center’s old-fangled phone system that Breitenstein said he suspects was installed by Alexander Graham Bell. Modernization is under consideration. Gold Rush Days report Councilwoman Jayne Krause, who serves on the do it, said City Attorney Fred Gold Rush Days Committee, Suhler. “It’s a budget issue: gave an update on this year’s How much do you want to plans, which might include a spend? And a governance issue: baseball tournament. A group How many people in the com- asked to hold a tournament, she munity want to serve on an said, “and we said, if you can get it organized, go ahead.” EDA board?” He pointed out that EDAs Gold Rush Days will take have power, including in some place August 16-18. Other business cases, the power to levy taxes. “It is another layer of govern- •The Lions Club seeks to organize an Oronoco chapter ment.” Mayor Kevin McDermott and invites interested people to suggested inviting a CEDA repSee ORONOCO Page 8  resentative to a council meeting to explain what the company Comment on this article at can offer.

“It’s a budget issue: How much do you want to spend? And a governance issue: How many people in the community want to serve on an EDA board?” City Attorney Fred Suhler


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Kellogg Middle School celebrates 50 years By R achel H ammer

Frank B. Kellogg Middle School celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday, May 17th, making it the oldest middle school currently in operation in the city of Rochester, Minn. According to the proclamation of Mayor Ardell Brede, Kellogg Middle School has educated over 45,000 Rochester students over the last 50 years. Kellogg’s current student body is diverse. Students harken from 16 different countries and speak over 30 languages. On its anniversary, the middle school hosted a community open house for all staff, parents, students, and community members who have been educated at and otherwise served by the honorable institution. Representative Timothy Walz paid tribute to Kellogg Middle

School in an address to the Minnesota Congress on Tuesday, April 23rd. He spoke of the school’s namesake, Frank Kellogg, who was Secretary of State under President Coolidge and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929. Secretary Kellogg practiced law in Rochester and served as both city attorney and county attorney from 18771887. “Over the last half century, the Frank B. Kellogg Middle School has instilled its proud tradition of education and excellence into their students,” said Walz. “Just as Secretary Kellogg serves as an inspiration for southern Minnesotans, I am confident that Kellogg Middle School provides its graduates with the skills they need to succeed and maybe even one day win a Nobel Prize.”

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Projects, safety and compliance to go. June 10 is the official start of Phase 1 of the project, impacting With the frontage road proj- the road from 10th Ave through ect approaching its start, Mayor the entrance to McDonalds. City Ann Diercks had a clear message Engineer Bill Angerman expects to share. “Support our local this phase to last 3-4 weeks. He businesses during the construc- noted there will be activity along tion,” said the Mayor “There the frontage road as early as May will be access to 100 percent of 28, but that activity is mostly the businesses.” She went on to See BYRON Page 11  add the detailed detour plan will ensure emergency vehicles are Comment on this article at also able to get where they need By Tom O’Leary

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Chatfield, after a brave battle with cancer. He leaves a legacy of selfless care, bright humor and deep compassion. Ray will be grieved and Lucille Bronstad Lucille Ann (Hanson) Bronstad, missed by many. 82, beloved wife of Melvin Bronstad Raymond Henry Kirtz was for 62 years, died Wednesday, May born in 1942 in Adams, Minn. He 15, 2013 at Chosen Valley Health attended Austin Vocational School, Austin, Minn. and then enlisted in Care in Chatfield, Minn. Lucille was born October 30, 1930, the U.S. Air Force. After completing to Mary Katherine (Kral) Hanson his service, he enjoyed over 30 years and Christopher C. Hanson and working as an engineering technician raised on a farm near London, Minn.  for IBM. He traveled several times to She was baptized in the First Baptist Germany in connection with his job Church in Austin, Minn.  After and was a respected, admired and going to country schools 139 and lauded employee who took extraor112 for grades 1-8, she graduated dinary pride in a thoughtful and thorough day’s work. from Austin High School in 1948. After school, she worked at Austin That same commitment carried Dairy and then for Paul D. Jones of over in his life as an involved citiHollandale, Minn, where she met zen and caring community member. Melvin.  They were married July 21, Ray was a Level 4 Black Belt in 1950 in the First Baptist Church in Tae Kwon Do and studied at the Albert Lea, Minn.  For three years Park Institute in Rochester, Minn. they both worked at Wilson & Co He actively supported, encouraged in Albert Lea.  In 1956 they bought and promoted local youth involvea farm near Cherry Grove, Minn, ment in sports activities, cheering on where they lived and farmed, some- neighborhood kids in their baskettimes  operating three farms, until ball and baseball games, and teachJuly, 2012 when they purchased a ing Community Ed Tae Kwon Do town house in Spring Valley, Minn. classes for 16 years. Lucille always loved music and Ray was recognized by all who dancing, helping on the farm and knew him as a man of great kindhaving a good-sized garden.  She was ness, humor, integrity and devotion. an excellent cook like her mother Ray and Kay were married in 2004 and loved collecting cook books.  in Tucson, Ariz. He was a loving husband and dedicated his life to She was also fond of jewelry. For more than 30 years she and cultivating caring relationships with Mel had a band, Mel’s Polka Stars. friends and family. They played throughout the Upper He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Fred. Midwest area. She is survived by her husband He is survived by his beloved Melvin, brother Donald Elmer Han- wife, Kay Kirtz; two sons, Robson; brothers-in-law Andy (Donna) ert (Elizabeth) of Farmington, and Bronstad, and Loren Bronstad, and Scott (Penny) of Rochester; four many nieces, nephews and cous- siblings, Joe (Edna) Kirtz of Adams, ins. She was preceded in death by Jerome (Marlene) Kirtz of Adams, her parents, Christopher and Mary Dorothy Peterson of Albert Lea, Minn. and Regina Bottema of Rose Katherine Hanson. Funeral services for Lucille Bron- Creek, Minn.; four grandchildren; stad were held 10:30am Monday, and many friends, neighbors and May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran extended family members. Church in Ostrander, Minn., Pastor A celebration of Ray’s life was Herman Bakker officiated. Burial held Friday, May 24, at 11am at the was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, Minn. Burial was in the Glenville, Minn. Chatfield Cemetery with military honors by the Chatfield VFW Post Raymond Henry Kirtz Raymond H. Kirtz, 71, of 6913. Margaret Jane Luedtke Chatfield, Minn. died Tuesday at Chosen Valley Care Center in Margaret Jane “Marjane” Luedt-

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 - 9:30am 45 1st Ave. NE, Oronoco, MN (507)367-4329 Pax Christi Catholic Church .... Sat. - 5:15pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am; ............................................ Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 9:00am & Wed. - 7:00am 4135 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN (507)282-8542 St. Pius X .........................................Sat. - 4pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am 1315 12th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8238 Unity of Rochester Study Group .........................2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre) Monday, February 27, 2012


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ke, 83, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her home in Chatfield, Minn. Marjane was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Rochester, Minn. She was the daughter of Louis and Mary (Stokes) Bradt. She graduated from Chatfield High School in 1947, and on Sept. 28, 1950, she married Carl Edward Luedtke, Jr. in Chatfield, where they made their home. Carl worked as a heating engineer at Franklin Heating Station in Rochester. After high school, Marjane worked in medical records at the Mayo Clinic for six years, as a homemaker and daycare provider for relatives, and then as a nursing assistant at the Chosen Valley Care Center for 17 years. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Division until her retirement. Marjane is survived by two sons, Carl D. Luedtke (Melissa) of Preston, Minn. and Scott Luedtke (Connie) of Rochester; and one daughter, Lynn (James) Glazier of Rochester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Bradt (Darlene); one sister, Beverly Forey; and four sisters-in-law, Darlene Bradt, Dorothy Bradt, Joan Sime and Colleen Bradt. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died in 1987; two sisters, Rosemary (Bernie) Houghtelin and Donna Mae Bradt; three brothers, Larry, Jim and Dick Bradt; and one nephew, Steve Bradt. A funeral Mass was held at 10:30am Saturday, May 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery. The family expresses gratitude to Dr. Linda Ward, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, and Seasons Hospice for the excellent care Marjane received during the final days of her life.

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of Spring Valley, Roy (Kathy) Lange of Chatfield and Lee (Diane) Lange of Millville, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Karolyn Zwart in 2004; three infant siblings; and four brothers, Willie, Orville, Francis and Lawrence Lange. The funeral was on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Dennis Timmerman and Rev. Laura Fladten co-officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Bernadine G. Schmidt Bernadine G. Schmidt, age 81, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Bernadine was born February 23, June L. Shanks 1932, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Turnmire) June L. Shanks, age 82, of CanLange. She attended country school, ton, Minn. died Monday, May 20, Dist. 80, until the 8th grade. On 2013 from injuries received in an December 14, 1956, she married accident. Donald A. Schmidt in Chatfield, June was born March 5, 1931 Minn. and the couple made their at home in rural West Concord, home in rural Spring Valley. She Minnesota to Wilhelm and Theresa was a homemaker for a number of Dohrmann. She graduated from years until her children were older, the Pine Island High School, Pine she then started working part-time Island, Minn. in 1949. She worked for Libby’s/Seneca Foods in Roches- at the Pine Cheese Mart and at ter, Minn. until she retired. Donald the Red Owl grocery store in Pine died December 2, 2002. She had Island. On November 10, 1950 she been a resident of the Spring Valley married Royce “Rudy” Shanks in Pine Island. They farmed in that Care Center since June 2005. She loved living out in the coun- area until 1962 when they moved to try; it was the best place in the world Winona, Minn. for a short time, and to raise a family. Her talents were then to Canton where they owned endless; everything from trapping and operated the Canton Feed and gophers, butchering poultry, nursing Seed until their retirement. She had a sick baby calf and let’s not forget also worked at the Harmony Hospiher mouth watering baked good- tal and Harmony Hotel, Harmony, ies. You could never stop by for Minn. Rudy later died on Decemjust a visit…there was always coffee ber 25, 1996. June was a member of on and you couldn’t leave without the Henrytown Lutheran Church, something to eat. She was famous Henrytown, Minn. and American for her ‘thin as a dime’ flaky-crust Legion Auxiliary, and enjoyed her fruit pies. Either the berries came children and grandchildren, sewing, from her own garden or she had gardening, bird watching, traveling, been out in the woods picking the fishing, and until just a few years wild blackberries. While making her ago, deer hunting. pies, she always reserved extra filling June is survived by three sons, and crust so that the grandchildren Duane (Denise) of Decorah, Iowa, had their own, individual, mini- Michael (Cindy) of Canton, and pie. Her children, grandchildren Daniel (Margo) of Canton; eight and great-grandchildren were her grandchildren; ten great-grandchilHarriet Louise Mordal Harriet Louise Mordal, 91, of greatest joys. She loved looking out dren; a brother Robert (Donna) Chatfield, Minn. died Monday, May her kitchen window and watching Dohrmann; three sisters Glad20, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care her grandchildren on the old walnut ys (Earl) Hopkins, Phyllis (Don) tree swing. Her soothing voice and Schutz, and Adeline (Rollie) SchletCenter in Chatfield. Harriet Louise Peterson was gentle hands will be missed by so ty; and a daughter-in-law Lynell Shanks of Harmony. She was preborn August 21, 1921, to Edward many. and Olga (Olerud) Peterson. She Bernadine is survived by three ceded in death by her husband, attended Lanesboro High School, daughters, Jerilyn (Larry Fishbaugh- Royce (Rudy); a son Steven; and graduating in 1939. Harriet married er) Schmidt of Racine, Minn.; Shar- two brothers, William and his wife Laurence “Ole” Mordal. He passed lene (Dan) Aarsvold of Spring Val- Donna, and Royce Dohrmann. away on June 19, 1985. Harriet was ley and Colleen (David) Marks of A memorial service was Friday, a cook at the Lanesboro School and Ostrander, Minn.; nine grandchil- May 24, at the Henrytown Lutheran Harmony with the Pag as a factory worker for many years. dren; three great-grandchildren; two Church in ruralCOU NTY JOURNA L OLMSTED ary 27, 2012 Monday, Februand Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. She was a member of the Bethlehem sisters, Vera Lange of Chatfield of Life was Lutheran Church, WELCA and the Margaret (Gust) Lex of Stewartville, Celebration LIC NOTICE PUBThursday, PUBLIC NOTICES TICES NO LIC Ave. Harmonyfive brothers, PUB Main May 23 at the Henrytown Lutheran Minn.; Jerry (Ruby) Bethlehem Sewing Group. Call to IO N AU CT you M V JE e e Church and one hour prior to serLange of Rochester, Paul (JoAnn) e r She is survived by one daughify Movie ATRE AR Satotvhiees THE LE ND vices. 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Garden Jewelry, Card Candy & Garage Deco Now that the weather has turned nice and the warmth of the sun seems to be helping those flower and leaf buds pop out... it’s time to add the “jewelry” to the garden. I have been checking out garage sales and second hand stores to find things that might add some “POP” Katie Van to the flower Sickle garden. No.... not soda pop, but garden jewelry. What is “Garden Jewelry?” It can be anything you add to the flower garden that is decorative, cute or interesting. Something that you find delightful when you come upon it in the garden. As you are out in the community, especially at garage sales, look for ordinary things that you know can be transformed. Maybe they need a little paint. For example, pick up an old birdhouse and paint it in whimsical colors. Try orange and yellow striped walls with a yellow and white checkered roof. If you can’t imagine it or feel you are not creative at all, copy a ready-made one you

like. Look in color books for ideas. Usually the pictures are drawn quite simple and easy to reproduce, or even trace a pattern. Also, look for pattern books and ideas at the craft stores. Start seeing things and re-purpose them in your mind. Purchasing several used tin items in the past two weeks, I had an idea for some “Garden Jewelry.” One item was an old tin tray. I had previously purchased a large ceramic coffee cup and saucer. It was polka dot in purple, lime green and turquoise. I’m thinking of five petal flowers with polka dot centers and polka dots around the edge of the tray to match. The cup and saucer, filled with bird seed and shelled corn, will be placed on the tray, on a tree stump waiting for the birds and squirrels. The stump is in a patch of beautiful spring green ferns. On a garden chair, I like to display red, white and blue complimentary items. Red geraniums are planted in a red and white pot on the seat of the garden chair. Also, I like to stick a couple of small flags in the flower pot. I have another tin item to add to this grouping. It is a smaller narrow tin bucket with a galvanized handle. Around the top are cut

out star shapes. The color scheme will be red, white and blue and it will be hanging on the chair post above the flowers looking patriotic. With Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July there is much to celebrate with the red, white and blue holidays. Some flower gardens are in or near a patio. Picture a patio with white wicker furniture. Now, add red pillows with white polka dots on the white wicker furniture. Also, display on the patio stone floor, a white marten birdhouse with a bright red roof. Near by set a red flowerpot filled with big, full, bright red geranium plants and a white square basket filled with red wave petunias. It all looks fresh and inviting. Don’t you wish it was in your back yard? I have a small notebook that I keep in my purse just for the purpose of writing down things I see that give me ideas for my hobbies. Last Saturday I found “Card Candy” in a store that sells greeting cards. “Card Candy” is delicious new ideas for greeting cards. I wrote down some clever ideas for making greeting cards with scrap booking paper. You could also use your camera to take pictures, if they don’t chase you out of the store. I always check out the “free” box at a garage sale. This time I see card candy. I pick up a folded sheet of gift wrapping paper. It was mostly orange quart (canning) jars on a shelf. In my head I could picture using this in the fall for Birthday cards for friends and relatives who know all about canning from their garden. How

Letter about Republicans To the Editor, OK, I’ve had it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. We’ve had the Benghazi non-story wasting our time, much like the endless Republican investigations of the Clinton’s non-crimes in the 1990s. The Tea Party hates to pay taxes but it is “politically

incorrect” for the IRS to use common sense to investigate them. So it’s more much ado about nothing. The only things Republicans are good at are hysterical screeds over pseudo-scandals, blocking federal nominees and funding, thus insuring governmental inadequacies, and doing their very best to make sure

that “the government is the problem.” Republicans are seeking to cut off food stamps for hundreds of thousands of our children. ‘The Party of No’ wishes to take food from babies. Shame on you! Minnesota’s Republicans were victorious in allowing bullies to continue harassing our children and did their worst in trying to

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I will use this paper is not totally picture clear in my mind yet, but will come to fruition when I start with making the card. It is so rewarding to create something. I often think about God creating each of us and what pleasure he must derive watching us grow in him. I’ve just recently begun with “Garage Deco.” What this means is decorating your garage. Why would anyone decorate their garage? I will answer this for you. I had collected five pictures that I loved. I had no place where they fit in with my home decorating. Their similarities were that they were each made on a wood base. One day I had a “light bulb idea” about where they should be hung. Every time I drove into the garage with my car I saw this large white wall ahead of me. So-o-o-o one day I hung up my five wonderful pictures. The first picture was a hand painted large, red, two story farm house with a white picket fence with an open gate. Apple trees were in the yard with other trees, hills, sky and the sun in the background Across the top was painted Home Sweet Home. (I have fond memories of growing up on a farm.) The second picture was the end of a 40 pound wooden apple crate. The label said “Yakima Valley Apples” with a picture of delicious red apples packed by the Wapato Fruit & Cold Storage Company in Wapato, Washington. (At age ten, I was there on vacation. I can close my eyes to this day and smell the sweet aroma of the apple orchard.) stop all our citizens from having the right to marry the person they love. ‘The Know Nothing’, ‘No Empathy’ GOP, and their talking points of endlessly lowering taxes and regulations, simply provides cover for their corporate partners’ insatiable greed. Anyone voting for Republicans is part of the problem. Greg Rendahl Ostrander, MN

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The third painting was of an old wooden box with the words “Farmer’s Market Fruit Company” on the side. The hand painted grapes, cherries, plums, apples and pears filled the box to over flowing. (I love going to our local Farmer’s Market and always take my camera. The fruit, vegetable and flower pictures turn out so colorful. I have used them for greeting cards, postcards and calenders with beautiful results.) The final two pictures were of birdhouses with flowers growing beneath them. (My flowerbeds have many whimsical birdhouses on stakes with flowers swaying in the wind below them.) Why do I decorate my garage? Because every time I drive into the garage it gives me pleasure and happiness when I look at those pictures. My next garage project will be a curtain for the window. “Garden Jewelry,” “Card Candy” and “Garage Deco!” What do they have in common? ME

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C ommentary One Moment, Please... Dayton invades small businesses By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 Fortunately, we are now out of the daycare stage with our children entering grade school, but I remember those recent days when our monthly daycare expense was greater than our monthly home mortgage. Actually, Jason Sethre our daycare expense for two children was more than any other monthly expense, period. And, depending on where we lived, we utilized both in-home daycares and corporate-run daycares. We had positive experiences with both, and it all related to our trust in the people we were leaving our children with each day. Talk about separation anxiety. I think it might be worse on the parents

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than the children. Well, for those of you who have little ones or little ones on the way, you may want to pay attention to what’s happening at the State level with respect to in-home daycares. Back in April 2012, Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman threw out Governor Dayton’s executive order that allowed in-home day care providers to vote on whether to unionize. Judge Lindman ruled that Governor Dayton exceeded his authority. But, that didn’t stop Dayton from forcing the issue. So, Dayton has been working with state legislators and union representatives to formally take unionization to a vote for in-home daycare providers. The Minnesota State Senate passed SF 778, the child care union bill, on a vote of 35-32 after a lengthy debate. It then passed in the House 68-66 with five DFL Representatives crossing party lines to vote against it. Hmmm, what does that tell you? As of press time, Dayton had not signed off on the bill, but he had intentions of doing so. Why is this wrong? Well, plain and simple, in-home daycare providers are independently owned businesses. These are small business owners and operators. If Dayton and his cronies were seeking to assist with the unionization of daycares like Kids Come

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First or Children’s Place, corporaterun daycares, that would make sense. Those businesses are comprised of an employer-employee relationship. And, that makes sense if the membership believes unionization is in their best interest. But, when someone opens up their home-based business as an in-home daycare provider, they are recognized by the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue as independently owned and operated depending on their taxation structure -- usually a Limited Liability Company. They work for themselves, and they assume all financial risk just like any other independent small business. So, why would Dayton and his cronies want to force independent small business owners to form a union? Money and Power The plan is to have every inhome daycare provider pay $25.00 per month. That’s over 9,000 in-home daycare providers in the state of Minnesota paying over $225,000 per month for a grand total of $2.7 million per year. Sounds like those union representatives are going to be able to take home a nice paycheck and enjoy some nice vacations with money they have extorted from independent small business owners! Congratulations to those at the top of this pyramid scheme who will be able to initiate mafia-like tactics to create a job of simply collecting money while they say they “represent” these small business owners. And, what do these independent small business owners receive as benefits for being a part of the

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statement.” The “Future Generations Logo” campaign will begin on Monday, May 27, 2013. In the first phase of the campaign, which is four weeks long, community members are invited to submit their designs for a possible new future logo for Rochester Public Schools via RPS’s Facebook page. A committee will review all submissions and narrow the results to three designs which accurately reflect the district. The second phase of the campaign, beginning on July 22, 2013, is a two-week long voting period in which community members can vote for one of three designs via Facebook up to once per day. The Designer that receives the most votes for his/her/their entry will receive a $1,000 payment from RPS for their services. “This is an exciting time for RPS,” added Muñoz. “Three key words in our mission statement are ‘inspire, challenge, and empower,’ and I suspect we will see a lot of inspiration and empowerment from the community members as they reflect on what they believe should be the new symbol for the

AFSCME Council? This is the union governing the constitution and bylaws for the in-home daycare providers. Well, for starters, unlike any other unions, they do not have the right to strike. OK, that sounds like a winner of an idea. Even if any independent small business owner could go on strike, how smart would that be? Are they going to go on strike because they are upset with how they treat themselves? And, Governor Dayton along with union cronies say that this bill will keep child care costs more affordable. It says so on their website: Yes, increasing the costs of in-home daycare providers with union dues is the best possible way to decrease the costs for families paying for daycare expenses, right? Because increasing the costs for any independent small business owner never gets passed onto the consumer, right? And, of course the unionization proponents say that having a union will improve care for children. Isn’t that a slap in the face of all child care providers who work so hard to take care of our children? Parents who care about their children will select the best child care providers to take care of their children. Child care providers who don’t attract customers will go out of business. The free market determines who survives. Along with all of these other great benefits, the union would help in-home daycare providers establish rates. Hmmm, doesn’t the free market decide that, as well?

Free and fair vote? And, what makes this even more interesting is that Governor Dayton has so wonderfully presented the option to take this to a vote because he said he would support a free and fair vote. The reality is that (according to http://childcareunioninformation. only 500 ballots will be issued by the AFSCME/CCPT and collected to present to the state. So, of the 9,000 in-home daycare providers, only 5.5 percent of those potential union members get to vote on whether to unionize. Normally, with any unionization process, all potential members get to vote. So, what’s wrong with this picture? And, only those in-home daycare providers who have had a Child Care Assistant Program registration within the past 12 months are eligible to vote. Lastly, if only 100 of the cards are returned, it takes a 51 percent vote to pass and form a union. OK, so only less than one-tenth of one-percent of the decision to vote for or against unionization of in-home daycare providers could boil down to a narrow scope of targeted and slanted voters. That’s like asking Republicans if they like Fox News. The entire concept makes no sense at all. Why don’t we make all independent small business owners form a union, but let’s focus our voting power on a small select few who want to organize it and collect the money from all the members. Sounds like an easy way to make a good living.

district.” Rochester Public Schools plans to unveil the new logo on Monday, August 26 at a public open house at the new Rochester Alternative Learning Center (the former Market Square; 37 Woodlake Drive SE, Rochester) beginning at 5pm. To learn more about the competition, review terms and conditions, or to submit a design, visit ISD535 beginning at 10 am on Monday, May 27, 2013. About Rochester Public Schools Rochester Public Schools, located in Rochester, Minnesota, has the seventh largest enrollment in

Minnesota, covers a large part of Olmsted County, and extends into Wabasha County. The district’s pre-kindergarten through grade 12 program serves approximately 16,400 students in 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, and three comprehensive high schools. The district also offers various alternative schools and five choice programs. Rochester Public Schools’ educational program is designed to reach all students, including those with special needs. Studentachievement levels are consistently above state and national averages, with 85-90 percent of graduating seniors pursuing post-high school education.

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Chatfield School Board discusses Operation Round Up® Grants technology integration The Operation Round Up® fund met on April 18 and donated By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met Monday, May 20 for its regular monthly meeting. Many items were discussed before school adjourns for the summer. The board heard from the district’s new activity director Dan Schindler who is currently from the North Branch Area Public School System. Schindler has an abundance of coaching experience and is expected to fit in well in Chatfield’s athletic and activity programs. After an interview process Schindler was appointed to the position. He introduced himself to the rest of the board during the meeting saying that he’s excited for the opportunity to work with the coaches. Schindler will continue to work at North Branch for two years as their district runs on a four day school week. He will return on Friday evenings and spend the weekends and Mondays in Chatfield for the next two years. He plans to move to Chatfield with his family in the coming years. Another important item on the agenda was discussion about Chatfield’s 1:1 Mobile Devices technology program. Teachers and fourth to eighth grade students will be utilizing new tech-

nology in the next school year. Fourth through sixth graders will receive an Ipad Mini while seventh and eighth grade students will be working with Android devices. Younger students will also be provided with devices. Each kindergarten classroom will have 4 Ipads and each first through third grade class will receive a set of 30 Ipads. The school will be implementing training for teachers to get maximum results with the use of the new technology. The SAMR Model will be used to have teachers evaluate their lessons. The SAMR Model follows four steps: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. There will be training in the summer. Fourth through sixth grade teachers will have three days of training while seventh and eighth grade instructors will do 1.5 days. The board passed several consent items including the resignations of art club advisor and speech coach Kelly Pruent, gifted and talented instructors Jayna Harstad and Tim Hebrink, English instructor Stacy Hogberg, and business instructor Art Gust. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 17 at 7:00pm. 1. Click 2. Apply 3. Drive

at People’s Energy Cooperative (PEC) started in 2002 and raises approximately $72,000 a year to support a variety of charitable, educational, community and youthrelated programs and events. The program is funded by donations made by members of PEC who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 11,600 members currently participate with the average of $6.00 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. The applications for funding are considered on a quarterly basis. The funds are held separately from the PEC operating accounts and are administered through the Board of Trustees comprised of seven PEC member volunteers. Rochester Area Family YMCA People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust Board met on April 18 and donated $1,795 to the Rochester Area Family YMCA. The funds granted will be used to purchase an exercise cable column. Rochester Educators in the Workplace People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust Board met on April 18 and donated $600 to the Rochester Educators in the Workplace. The funds granted will be used to pay for marketing materials for the annual Educators in the Workplace event. Rochester Amateur Sports Commission People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust Board

Board met on April 18 and donated $1,500 to the Gamehaven Council Boy Scouts. The funds granted will be used to help purchase outside doors for buildings on the grounds. To be considered for the next round of disbursements, applications must be made no later than June 20, 2013. Program guidelines and applications for Operation Round Up® donations are available at or by calling People’s Energy Cooperative at (507)367-7000. About People’s Energy Cooperative People’s Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative celebrating over 75 years of delivering retail electric power to its nearly 12,000 member-owners in Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Wabasha and Winona Counties. People’s Energy Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative and a member-owner in the Dairyland Power system of electric cooperatives that generates and transmits reliable electric power

$1,500 to the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission. The funds granted will be used to help purchase t-shirts for the National Junior Disability Championship event. Fire Fighters Relief Association People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust Board met on April 18 and donated $5,691 to the Oronoco Fire Fighters Relief Association. The funds granted will be used to help purchase an automatic standby generator for the fire station. Bundles of Love People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust Board met on April 18 and donated $500 to Bundles of Love. The funds granted will be used to purchase baby care items, fabrics, sewing supplies and yarn. Gamehaven Council Boy Scouts People’s Energy Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Trust

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Reading Center honors dyslexia tutors Combined, the 5 tutors being honored by the Reading Center have been teaching children for 60 years. The tutors have helped a combined 148 children from the Rochester area and beyond. One of these children is Nate Davis. Nate Davis, from Rochester, transformed from a 2nd grader embarrassed that he could not read, to a confident 5th grader who can read and excel in school due to the specialized tutoring he received from Marge Swee, one of the Reading Center honorees. “By 2nd grade, he was getting embarrassed in front of his peers at school because of his difficulty with reading,” recalled Amy. “My husband, Christopher, and I were very concerned because Nate’s confidence at school was so poor. He would say, ‘I’m embarrassed, I’m not good at this, I don’t want to read aloud, I’m not as good as the other kids.’” This is heartbreaking for a parent to hear from an otherwise very bright and promising child. “He’d say, ‘Mom, I’m just not smart enough.’” Nate’s mother, Amy, brought

Rochester, Minn. - On Wednesday, May 8 the Reading Center honored dyslexia tutors who have distinguished themselves with a teaching span of between 5 to 15 years teaching reading to students who struggle the most, those with dyslexia. The tutors who are being given special honors include: •Robin Sullivan, 15 years, 61 students tutored •Beth Weigand, 15 years, 34 students tutored •Sarah Willcutt, 15 years, 29 students tutored •Marge Swee, 10 years, 19 students tutored •Mary Ruff, 5 years, 5 students tutored

him to the Reading Center after talking to a colleague, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center. Dr. Edwards also struggled as a child with undiagnosed dyslexia. “If I had waited one more year before I was diagnosed with dyslexia, I might not have recovered from it.” These chilling words from Brooks Edwards, M.D., propelled Amy Davis to seek help for Nate. Dr. Edwards has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of patients; it was unimaginable to think that he might not have become a physician because of dyslexia. Amy took Dr. Edward’s advice and sought help for Nate at the Reading Center. Nate has been tutored by Marge Swee from 2nd grade to his current 5th grade. “Whether he was going for lessons before or after school, he was always enthused to see her. He would leave with a skip in his step,” said Amy. Amy believes that Nate knew how much the tutoring helped him master the important skills of reading and spelling.


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Comment period opens for Trunk Highway 63 South Corridor Preservation Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet TH 63 / CSAH 16 interchange “footprint” will support various interchange configurations as a final design for the interchange has not been selected. The project is not currently programmed for construction. Copies of the EAW will be available for public review on the TH 63 South Corridor Project web site at http://www. trnsprtnplng/th63riastudy/ Pages/default.aspx and at the following locations during the EAW comment period: •Olmsted County Public Works, 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200, Rochester, Minn. • Rochester Public Library,101 Second Street SE, Rochester, Minn. • Minnesota Department

Rochester, Minn. – Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Trunk Highway (TH) 63 South Corridor Preservation Project in the City of Rochester may do so from Monday, May 27 through Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The purpose of the EAW is to identify environmental resources and existing conditions and to disclose information about potential environmental effects of future proposed improvements in order to help governmental units make better informed decisions and minimize impacts if possible. The study area includes the TH 63 corridor between 48th Street and 85th Street South from approximately CSAH 20 on the east to 11th Ave. SW on the west. The current TH 63 South Corridor Preservation Project involves official mapping of the right of way anticipated to be needed for future reconstruction of the CSAH 16 / TH 63 interchange and frontage / backage road connections to support the planned conversion of this segment of TH 63 to a freeway facility, supporting future land use plans along this segment of the TH 63 corridor and the growth of future commuter and other regional traffic on TH 63. Official mapping of the

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Forage replacements for lost alfalfa By Noah B. Litherland and Zachary J. Sawall, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn. - Several reports have come in indicating varying levels of winterkill in alfalfa. For dairy producers, this is an unwelcome start to the late spring. University of Minnesota Extension provides recommendations on alternative forages to replace damaged alfalfa and feed livestock affordably. Alfalfa winterkill may be caused by a combination of factors, including harsh and long winter conditions, plant stress due to drought and, possibly, over-harvesting during the previous summer. Reports have indicated that late cuttings in 2012, even before Sept. 1, resulted in very little regrowth; observations of late summer cuttings have been reminiscent of alfalfa cut in mid-October. In March, alfalfa fields looked to be in decent shape. The damage appears to have occurred after the slight temperature warming in March followed by the slushy snow in April. Southern Minnesota locations have reported a considerable amount of winterkill.

Forage selection and seeding strategies Producers already face high feed prices. The last two years of dry weather resulted in a shortage of feed, especially forage. Key attributes of successful forage options are that they establish quickly, grow rapidly, and provide good yield and quality per acre. Experts have made many suggestions, including ryegrass, sorghumsudan grass, BMR sudan grass, clover, wheat, barley, oats, peas and oats silage. Some producers decide to replace alfalfa acres with corn or soybeans. Availability of seed may be a concern that dictates which forage option works best for each producer. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin, recommends simply drilling Italian ryegrass into the dead areas with no tillage. Tillage would disturb the field and delay seeding.  Undersander recommends seeding 10 lbs. /acre (55 seeds/ sq. ft.). If producers decide to plow their alfalfa fields, they should consider long-term needs for cow diets and decide if they will 1. Click 2. Apply 3. Drive

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select alternative forage or use those acres to plant other crops. Additional strategies This is a great time to evaluate your options for storing forages to prevent shrink and increase efficiency of forage feeding. Lactating cow diets in 2013 may reflect alfalfa shortage because producers will likely be feeding greater than 50 percent of the dry matter diet as corn silage. Consider forage conservation options such as restricted feeding of growing heifers and exploring alternative non-forage fiber sources, such as whole fuzzy cottonseed, soyhulls, corn gluten feed, beet pulp, and sweet corn silage. Try to maximize forage quality for high-producing cows, and avoid making decisions that save money in the short-term but cost money in the long term. Finally, evaluate potential cull cows, including excessive numbers of replacement heifers, to reduce forage needs. As always, consistency within the nutrition program is always a positive. Make necessary changes gradually and work to minimize variation in nutrient supply to dairy cattle. Visit www.extension.umn. edu/agriculture/crops/springissues for more Extension information about the forage shortage situation. Visit www.extension. for more information for dairy producers.

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The Charm of the Seventh Step: Angela’s Ashes “God knows ‘tis a lovely thing to be back among our own.” It was the weekend of Mother’s Day, which is perhaps the worst time for a mother to be in the hospital. My friend lay crumpled among her sheets like a broken bird. Her body was thin and her eyes were warm and glistening. She wanted me to read to her from Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes. I had read the book years ago and recalled only a desperate story told by an impoverished child narrator. The last thing I wanted to read to her in the hospital was an elegiac memoir with a tragic mother figure. I skimmed through pages of Irish drinking songs and passages of alcoholics until my eye fell on this charming line: “If I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee in the bucket I go to the top of the stairs and look down to see if the angel might be on the seventh step.” Frank’s father had told him, by way of answering the ageold tough question “where do babies come from?” that an angel comes in the night and sets new children on the seventh step. “I ask Mam if the angel just brings the babies and then forgets about them. She says, “Of course not. The angel never forgets the babies and comes back to make sure the baby is happy.” And all of a sudden my friend and I were in tears. The image

of a child in poverty going to the stairs in the quiet of night, when all the stress of the day has settled, when all is dark and the only sound is the whistle of sleep, this boy goes to tell the angel the things he can’t tell his mother and father, or the school master with the stick. The child stays on the seventh step and waits for the angel until it gets too cold to wait any longer. While Angela’s Ashes is perhaps one of the saddest stories you’ll ever read, McCourt is able to perfectly capture the innocence and tragic hope of a child. He is the only narrator whose hand you will want to hold while reading of his doom. Your eyes will glint with tears as he describes his mother Angela, how she sacrificed for her family, how she stared into the ashes on a cold night and sent her prayers up with the smoke of the last embers, prayers that she and her boys would survive. I can understand why a mother would want to hear this story in a time of trial. Angela is a character who can accompany women through desperation. Her boys come around her before they leave for America and sing to her a sad Irish song, which I read to my friend as her Mother’s Day chorus: A mother’s love is a blessing No matter where you roam Keep her while you have her You’ll miss her when she’s gone Except, if you know to seek her on the seventh step.

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Technology Integrated Learning If you go to a school or college today, you’re not going to hear the hard-pressed clicks of a manual typewriter anymore. Odds are you’re not going to hear the faint scratch of a pencil on paper for very much longer either as many schools and universities

are utilizing technology-based learning. Through my first year experience at Winona State University, I have witnessed the change. We’ve all had those moments where we’ve tuned out when someone, like a professor for example, is talking. It just so happens that I had one

of these moments in a biology class. During the time that my mind was wandering, I noticed the constant keystrokes as students were taking notes. But who knows if clicking of keyboards will be sustained for much longer? Laptop and desktop computers are falling to smaller, more mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In a report by USA Today, 30 percent of college students at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. already own a tablet device, and that number is expected to jump 40 to 50 percent in the next academic year. Similar figures will expand with other education institutions as well.

Team 25 Signs on as Title Sponsor! The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission is pleased to report that Shjon Podein and his charity organization TEAM 25 have agreed to be the title sponsor of the 2013 National Junior Disability Games – an event to be held in Rochester July 6-13 this summer! The National Junior Disability Games will bring the country’s top 300 physically disabled athletes together here in Rochester, Minn. for its annual national championship. This event is for athletes between the ages of 7 and 21 who have met the appropriate Disabled Sports Organization qualifying standards at a sanctioned regional qualifying

meet or an approved qualifying competition. Disabilities include but are not limited to: spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations, limb deficiencies, and other congenital anomalies. The event was in Mesa Ariz. in 2012. The athletes will compete in six sports; Table Tennis, Swimming, Archery, Weightlifting, Pentathlon and the largest event – Track over the week-long event. The National Junior Disability Games event was a perfect fit for Shjon, Team 25 and their charity. The mission of the Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of

caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. “We are fortunate to have the resources to assist the Sports Commission in hosting this national competition in our home town. We hope all the athletes have a memorable experience while in Rochester,” said Podein. It was in 1997 that Shjon and his wife Sherry founded the Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation to help kids facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. Shjon enjoyed a successful 14-year NHL playing career that included many highlights, including being recognized by


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have had access to updated technology, as well as in Lanesboro where each ninth through twelfth grade student has a netbook. Additionally, Chatfield is updating its technology plan for many students over the summer. As the digital age takes over, it is still important for us to know how to actually write. I, myself, am an old-fashioned note taker with a pen and a notepad. However, it is important for us to keep up with the new era changes. As technology grows smaller and more advanced, this is one instance where the expression “bigger is better” does not apply.

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construction preparation and work that will not impact traffic. Safe Routes To School Project City Administrator Mary BlairHoeft sees the Safe Routes to School project as an important one for Byron, Minn. “It’s all about getting kids to the elementary and middle school,” said Blair-Hoeft. The project will include flashing lights at the 4th Street and 9th Street crossing of County Road 5. Additionally, funds will be used to help repair and extend sidewalks. 100% Compliance Deputy Bornhorst reported the Olmsted County Sherriff’s Department conducted compliance checks of Byron businesses serving alcohol. The checks are intended to ensure businesses are properly checking identification and not serving minors. Byron businesses came through the check with 100 percent compliance. Bornhorst also said there were no major issues regarding law

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enforcement and he added, “We are seeing an increase in service calls, but that’s not unusual this time of year, nothing major, just an increase in calls.” Other Business Local building permits are on the increase. The activity is a positive one for the City of Byron. There were two assessment appeals reviewed. Those parties will be notified of the decision to adjust the assessment or keep it as is. The City is working with Mr. Brooks regarding a retaining pond at the north end of 1st Ave NW. A larger pond is needed. Additionally, the city is considering a cul-de-sac on that same end of 1st Ave. It’s a difficult area for people to turn around, especially snow plows and garbage trucks. Councilman Brett Baumbach referenced a proposal to build assisted living housing in Byron. He urged the city to make sure they are part of the conversation as to where the units will be located. Councilman Bob Meyer shared the Fire Department’s controlled burns will begin as soon as weather permits. Additionally, tickets for the Fireman’s Dance should be in the mail shortly.

By Rachel Hammer The first annual Garden Fair will take place at the Olmsted County History Center next Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 4pm. The event is being organized by a small group of altruistic community members who want to share their passion for gardening with the public while raising funds and awareness for homeless students in Olmsted County. Master gardener Sherrie Bowe also serves as a food coordinator for the LINK (Living Independently With Knowledge) program of Rochester. Stories of the teens she has encountered over the last three years with the program have touched her heart. She once hosted a wine tasting at her home to benefit LINK, but then decided she could do more. Her daughter and co-coordi-

nator Lorrie Alberts says, “My mom has such a love of gardening. We really tried to come up with something that would be new for the community and would be a win-win for vendors, attendees and the homeless youth.” Alberts believes that homeless youth are a demographic often overlooked because of a general lack of awareness, especially in Rochester. Many children are in bad situations that are not their fault, she said, and yet there are a lot of negative stereotypes which cast these kids in a bad light. She stated that there are as many as 200 homeless young people in the Olmsted County area. To attend the Garden Fair, admission is the price of a can of food. Attendees can bring a non-perishable food item, paper product, or cleaning sup-

ply product to stock the pantry for homeless youth. The History Center of Olmsted County is the primary sponsor and food will be provided by McGoon’s and Cold Stone Creamery. Vendor applications will be accepted until May 30th. Space rental is $50 and all proceeds go directly to support Rochester LINK. Master Gardeners of Olmsted County, Rochester Garden and Flower Club, In Bloom Garden Center, Garten Marketplatz, Treehouse and many others will have booths showcasing plants and garden equipment. There will be activities for kids, local artists, and even Alpacas from Rocky Top Acres. Robin Wolfram from KTTC will do a live demonstration as will Master Gardeners at In Bloom Garden Center at 11am, 12pm, and 1 pm, respectively.

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Academies in the fall to begin their service careers. All four are residents of Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District and were nominated to attend the respective academies by Representative Walz as part of his academy nomination duties. “It is my privilege and honor to nominate our best and brightest students to our nation’s distinguished institutions of military service and higher learning,” said Rep. Tim Walz, who served 24 years in the Army National Guard and is the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress. “Their service to our country will be a source of pride for our communities and a charactershaping experience for these future leaders. I wish them all the best as they learn and grow in the Military and Air Force Academies. They have bright futures ahead.” The following students were nom- Hidden Meadows

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Staver sworn in as council president By Nate Langworthy Randy Staver has been sworn in as Rochester City Council President, following his May 7 election to the position. Staver’s ascension to the position ends Randy Staver a nearly eleven-month vacancy. “This has been a long journey for all of us and I’m very grateful for all of the support that I’ve received from virtually the entire community,” Staver said after taking his oath of office. “I’m happy to be here. Certainly, none of us wanted it

under these circumstances. Nevertheless, we grow and move together as a community and I’m very thankful.” Before Staver could be sworn in as council president, city charter dictated that he resign his position as the council member representing the city’s fifth ward. He was elected to that position in 2010 and served in that capacity in addition to the duties of interim council president that he assumed last July. Past fifth ward council member Bob Nowicki then assumed his former role upon appointment from the city council. Nowicki was already seated at the bench with the rest of the council after the council

had come to consensus on his appointment in a previous committee-of-the-whole meeting. Nowicki represented Ward 5 for eight years. He was first elected in 2002, challenged by Staver, and was re-elected to the position in 2006. Nowicki retired after more than 30 years working at IBM and is currently RNeighbors Board Chair, among many other volunteer activities. He chose not to seek re-election in 2010, the year Staver was elected to represent Rochester’s northeastern ward. Council member Michael Wojcik was the lone dissenter, based on his objection in general to the council making appointments to elected offices.

“I’m incredibly grateful that Mr. Nowicki, who has won election fairly a number of times, is willing to serve in the interim,” he said. “Strictly on the basis that I don’t think it’s my business to say who should represent Ward Five, I will vote against this.” Wojcik noted that an appointment could give a potential candidate the advantage of incumbency, though not in this case as Nowicki had previously decided not to seek election and has stated he has no intention to file for the office in June. Nowicki placed his nameplate in front of his seat and held up a sign seen weekly for the last 10 years at Grandma’s Kitchen restaurant reading “City Council Spoken Here”. Nowicki had held public discussions at the

restaurant in the Silver Lake Shopping Center at 7am on Fridays throughout his two terms on the city council and even after he stepped down from the council. The date for the special election of the Ward Five council member was set for July 30. If no candidate receives more than fifty percent of the total vote, an election between the two most popular candidates will be held on September 17. The council member will likely be determined in September, as ten or more candidates have expressed interest in the position, including Shaun Palmer, Staver’s 2010 challenger, and 2012 county board candidate Tim Schmitt. The filing period for the office will open on June 4 and close on June 18.

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Olmsted County District Court Aaron Michael Anderson, 33, of Rochester was convicted on May 20 of one count of Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle on. Anderson was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 12 months and 1 day. Anderson was also ordered to pay restitution. In addition Anderson was convicted of one count Aid/ Abet Receiving Stolen Property. For this charge Anderson was sentenced to 23 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility as well as paying restitution. The sentences are to be served concurrently. Anderson was also convicted of one count of Burglary - 3rd Degree. For this charge Anderson was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 30 months.

Brandon Carl Nelson, 19, of Stewartville was given a stay of adjudication on May 20 for one count of Drugs - 5th Degree – Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 – Not Small Amount Marijuana. Nelson was given five years of supervised probation, 100 hours of community service, and 3 days of local confinement. In a separate case Nelson was convicted of Burglary - 2nd Degree – Dwelling. Nelson’s case was continued, and he was given five years of supervised probation, 100 hours of community service, and 3 days of local confinement. Sentences in both cases are to be served concurrently. Mandy Marie Klein, 31, of Rochester was given a stay of adjudication on May 20 for one

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count of Drugs - 5th Degree – Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 – Not Small Amount of Marijuana. Klein was given five years of supervised probation, local confinement for 180 days with credit for time served of 49 days. Klein was also given 100 hours of community service. Robin Wayne Lilla, 38, of Rochester was convicted on May 20 of one count Aid and Abet Theft – Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property – No Consent. Lilla was given a stay of imposition for this charge. Lilla was also given five years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service. Restitution for Lilla totaled $1,650. Troy Michael Wiuff, 42, of Owatonna was convicted on May 20 of one count Burglary - 2nd Degree – Building – Possess Tool. Wiuff was given a stay of imposition for this charge. Wiuff was given ten years of supervised probation, 90 days of local confinement, and 100 hours of community service. Restitution for Wiuff totaled $500.45. In a second case Wiuff was convicted of one count Theft – Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property – No Consent. Wiuff was given another stay of imposition. For this charge Wiuff was given supervised probation for five years, 90 days of local confinement, and 100 hours of community service. Sentences for both cases are to be served concurrently. Ron Joseph Meyers, 48, of St. Paul was sentenced on May 21 for one count of Predatory Offender – Knowingly Violates Registration Requirement or Intentionally Provides False Information. Mey-


ers was sentenced to 31 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, five years of supervised probation, and 365 days of local confinement with credit for time served of 298 days. Joshua Steven Molina, 23, of Rochester was given a statutory stay of adjudication on May 21 for one count of Drugs 5th Degree – Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 – Not Small Amount Marijuana. Molina was given five years of probation, local confinement for 20 days with credit for time served of 7 days, and a fine of $1,000. Joseph Devon Payton, 32, of Byron was convicted on May 21 of one count Traffic – DWI – Operate Motor Vehicle – Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours. Payton was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facil-

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ity for 46 months. Andrew David Miller, 23, of Plainview was given a stay of imposition on May 22 for one count Assault - 3rd Degree – Substantial Bodily Harm. Miller was given five years of supervised probation, 50 hours of community service, local confinement for 60 days, and restitution totaling $10,000. Amberly Lynn Young, 27, of St. Paul was sentenced on May 22 for one count of Drugs - 2nd Degree – Sale 3 Grams or More – Cocaine/Heroin/Meth within 90-Day Period. Young was sentenced to the Shakopee Correctional Facility for 68 months. Young was also given 25 years of supervised probation, local confinement of 120 days with credit for time served of 13 days, and 50 hours of community service. 1. Click 2. Apply 3. Drive

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TWO GUYS CONSTRUCTION Of ROCHESTER, LLC family owned & operated “Quality and affordability count!” Metal & Shingle Roofs Owens Corning Preferred Contractor for Asphalt Shingles Hidden Fastener and Barn Steel Metal Roofs Home Construction & Remodeling Garages, Decks, 3 Season Porches Windows and Doors Free Estimates ~ Licensed & Insured All Labor guaranteed • References Available *VETERAN’S DISCOUNT* Call 507-696-2163

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TILE We offer the most competitive pricing in the market We offer the largest selection in the region WE INSTaLL IT...WE INSTaLL IT We offer retail or wholesale...residential or commercial We buy direct from the supplier... our pricing cannot be matched Visit our showroom and let our experienced staff guide you. Explore the Possibilities The Tile Superstore and More Call 507-285-1109 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 tile-Granite-Cabinetry-hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates




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Bob’s Construction, Inc. “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, Vinyl, Cement Board Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal Doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden Professional Installation - Friendly Service the right Choice starts with the right Company! Bob’s Construction, Inc. 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-8379 Lic.# 004842


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, MAY 30 •Coffee get-together in Chatfield, 9-10am, Chosen Valley Assisted Living Center. * •Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-2871404 for more info.* •Baby Time!, 10am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Toddler Time!, 10:30am & 11am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop, 12:30-2:30pm, Center for Active Adults, 120 City Center Dr., Stewartville. •Making Lemonade: Building on Life’s Challenges, 2-3pm, Gramercy Park Cooperative of Rochester, 1333 Arthur Ln. NW, Rochester. Presenter: Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA, Author. •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:30-8:30pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. *

FRIDAY, MAY 31 •Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:30-9:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE, Rochester.*

•Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge Church. *

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 •Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, 7:30am-Noon, County parking lot, 4th St. & 4th Ave. SE.* •Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 8:30am, Old Country Buffet. For more info, call 507-289-2263.* •Garden Fair 2013, 9am-4pm, History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 W. Circle Drive SW, Rochester. Come learn about gardening from local experts. •Goldfinch Bird Walk, 9-10am, Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Rd. NE, Rochester. •RideAbility Fundraising Barn Dance, 3-9pm, 10038 Cty. Rd. 5 NW, Pine Island. (3.5 miles south of Pine Island or 9 miles north of Byron) For questions call Jeanie 507-356-8154.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 •Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *


MONDAY, JUNE 3 •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. * •Monroe Crossing bluegrass concert, 12:10-1pm, Lips Atrium, subway level, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Bldg., 10 3rd Ave. NW, Rochester. •Quilters’ Sew-ciety meeting: Shellie Robson presenting “A Collection of Quilts & Tips,” 1pm & 7pm, Bethany United Methodist Church, 1835 19th Ave. NW, Rochester. •DBSA: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 5:30-6:30pm, DBSA Mayo: Saint Marys Hospital, Generose Bldg., Sister Helen Hayes Lecture Hall (Room 2-120, 2nd floor). Info: 507285-8372 or

•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.* •Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Rochester support group, 7:30pm, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Eisenberg Bldg., ground floor, dining room 3.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 •RCTC LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) Rochester Art Center: Then and Now w/Kris Douglas, 10-11:30am, RCTC Heintz Bldg, Room HA 112, 1926 Collegeview Rd. SE, Rochester. Call 507-280-3157 for more info. •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. * •Caregiver Support Group, 1:302:30pm, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 7th St. NW, Rochester. For more info call Holly 507-285-5272. •55+ Driver Improvement Program: 8 Hr. First Time Course, 5:30-9:30pm, Northrop Bldg, Rochester Com. Ed., 201 8th St. NW, Rochester.

•Bedtime Stories, 6:30pm, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library, Rochester.* •Adult Grief Support Group, 6:308:30pm, Seasons Hospice Office, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW, Rochester, MN.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 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. * •Preschool Storytime, 10am, Auditorium, Rochester Public Library.* •Powerful Tools for Caregivers, 5-7:30pm, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 7th St. NW, Rochester. For info or to register call 507-285-5272. •55+ Driver Improvement Program: 8 Hr. First Time Course, 5:30-9:30pm, Northrop Bldg, Rochester Com. Ed., 201 8th St. NW, Rochester.

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Mel’s Golf Cars LLC closeout on new colored 2012 Yamaha gas and electric Golf Carts. Example: a $5,000.00 car with small down payment and approved credit the price could be $150/month for 36 months. Many used Golf Cars available. We are an authorized Yamaha Dealer and provide the highest quality in all our Golf Carts. 132 Garfield Ave. S,. Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-4382705. sg22,29,5,12,19,26-x

FOR RENT ROOMS FOR RENT: Quiet, furnished rooms, nice neighborhood, near downtown and bus line. Utilities paid. Ph: 507-288-6647. r22,29-x

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Classifieds AUCTION CALENDAR Sat. June 15, 8:30am - Huge Annual Inventory Reduction Sale! Sale site at 2 miles East of Osseo, WI on Hwy 10. For more information contact Northern Investment Co. 715-926-4265 or online at Thurs. June 20, 9:30am - Notice of Upcoming Dealer, Lender, Consignment Auction. Sale site at Gehling Implement & Auction Co. in Preston, MN. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 507765-2131 or online www.gehlingauction. com. Sat. June 22, 10am - Two Parcel Absolute Real Estate Auction. Sale Site is at Wykoff Community Center. For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800-770-0347. To list your Auction Call 507-288-5201

EMPLOYMENT Do you want a rewarding and lifechanging career? Home Instead Senior Care is searching for CAREGivers to provide part-time, non-medical in-home care for seniors. A variety of day, evening, & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. No certification required, but a heart is. Apply online: or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. hTFNwk1- x SOMEONE TO TAKE CARE OF LARGE YARD. Light maintenance around the house. Ideal for recently retired man or farmer. In Chatfield. Ask for Don 507-867-3767 (after 2 pm). h22,29-o LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED Tractor and pump operators for spring work season. Work opportunities for summer through fall available. Many open positions and possibilities. Vorwerk Custom Pumping, Wykoff, MN. Toni at the office: 507-352-4292. Cell: 507-884-9918. Andrew cell: 507-421-1387. h22,29-o NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER is looking to fill the following positions: 56 hour Charge Nurse for evening shift. 56 hour Charge Nurse for night shift. 64 hour CNA for night shift. 56 hour CNA for day shift. Casual positions for Nurses and Aides, all shifts. Long-term care experience preferred. Full benefit package available. If you are interested, please go to and fill out an application, or email your resume to Lyn Sebenaler, lsebenaler@ EOE. h29,5,12-x PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)

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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: MAIN STREET RESEARCH & CONSULTING 2. Principal Place of Business: 1722 WALDEN LN. SW ROCHESTER, MN 55902 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: SILVANA HACKETT 1722 WALDEN LN. SW ROCHESTER, MN 55902

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF OLMSTED DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 55-PR-13-2310 In Re: Estate of Arlene Rae King, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated November 2, 1994. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Christine Alice King, whose address is 8878 Stonebrook Trail, Woodbury, MN 55125, and Kevin Robert King, whose address is 1264 Mary Hill Circle, Hartland, WI 53029, to serve as the personal representatives of the decedent’s estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: April 9, 2013 /s/ Darla Busian Registrar Dated: April 9, 2013 /s/ Charles L. Kjos Court Administrator Cameron Kelly Law, LLC Cameron R. Kelly, MN# 032873X 5620 Memorial Avenue, Ste. E Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-705-6277 e-mail: Publish 22,29

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RYLEE MAIN 2432 CLINTON AVE. S. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404 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: 5/11/13 /s/ Silvana Hackett Publish 22,29

GARAGE SALES COUNTRY FRESH PRODUCE AUCTION: 5/31. Starting at 10am. Country Fresh Produce Auction, 13473 Cty Rd. 35, St. Charles, MN 55972. Auctioneer: Murt Boyum 507-273-6941. n22,29,5-x HAYFIELD CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE. Saturday, June 1st. Several registered. Sales all day long. Maps & sale descriptions available at local businesses. g29-x GARAGE SALE: May 30, 31 & June 1, 8am-6pm. Two story barn full of his, hers, tools, farm, household of all sorts, collectibles & antiques. Pieces of the past, pies, preserves and plants. 3103 Chester Rd., 2 mi. S. of Chester off 14 g29-o HUGE BOOK SALE! May 29-June 1; 10am-6pm. 3,000 fine hardcover books in great condition. Classics, contemporary novels, biographies and more. Toprated eBay seller closing out all inventory. 13947 117th St. SE, Chatfield, MN. g29- o

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF OLMSTED DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 55-PR-13-2575 In Re: Estate of Mardean L. Spiten Decedent. AMENDED NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF LOST WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on June 12, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Olmsted County Government Center, 151 Fourth Street SE, Rochester, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be a copy of the decedent’s Will dated March 27 1990, and for the appointment of Sharon A. Spiten, whose address is 22 45th Avenue NW, Apartment 108, Rochester, Minnesota 55901, as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. BY THE COURT Dated: May 3, 2013 /s/ Kevin A. Lund Judge of District Court Dated: May 3, 2013 /s/ Charles L. Kjos Court Administrator By: Darla J. Busian Deputy Clerk WARD & OEHLER, LTD. Robert T. Ward 1765 Greenview Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902 Telephone: (507) 288-5567 Publish 22,29

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