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IBM outsourcing Rochester jobs to New York and Mexico The site calls itself the Alliance @ express the mutual feelings of IBM, a CWA local IBM employ- many, “This uncertainty makes ee organization “dedicated to pre- for a lot of anxiety among the It’s generally nothing to look serving and improving our rights work force.” IBM Rochester reports on its forward to when you hear that and benefits at IBM.” The group you’re scheduled to meet one-on- also strives to restore managerial website archives that it employs roughly one with your 4,400 regular s u p e r v i s o r. employees, Such a deviar epre senttion from ing more the norm than 30 IBM often makes organizations. employees However, worry, and that number that’s exactly may be dwinthe position dling as IBM Rochester moves several IBM workers positions to found themGuadalajara, selves in on Mexico and the morning the state of of WednesNew York. day, June 12. T h re at e ne d Job cuts positions are at the IBM reported to Corporation be emphaare a taboo subject, as Entrance to the IBM complex in Rochester, one of the city’s largest sized in the employe e s employers that continues to announce layoffs as jobs are moved out of m a n u f a c rarely speak the United States. Photo by Kim Sapp turing portion of IBM out about operations. whether IBM Rochester opened in 1956 respect for individual employees. their positions are on the chopwith just 174 employees on staff There have been several posts ping block. This is because the IBM workforce is required to from anonymous sources on the in a 50,000 square foot facilmaintain silence about their job message board from Olmsted ity. Today, IBM Rochester covers statuses in order to secure their County area residents associ- about 3.6 million square feet severance packages when they ated with the Rochester branch of space and is the largest IBM of IBM. One post reads, “STG facility in the world under one leave the company. But the workers, former and Rochester 3 coworkers gone.” roof. To follow the IBM layoff discurrent, aren’t completely holding Another individual expressed their silence when it comes to the concern writing, “Several con- cussion you can visit the Comemployment structure of IBM’s tractors (I heard 50 and I know munication Workers of America Rochester branch. The Com- two of them) at Rochester were Blog at the official national site munication Workers of America let go about 4 weeks ago. I keep for the IBM employees’ union has a running job cuts blog for checking but I don’t have 1:1 at to anonymously post what yet so I guess I am employed for cutsreports.php. they know about the situation. now.” The person went on to By Mitchell Walbridge

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Dover-Eyota Schools approve preschool study By Bill Lisser

The Dover-Eyota school board approved a proposal from Jon Neubauer of TSP, Inc. to complete an Early Childhood Development Program space needs and evaluation. The preschool architectural study is to evaluate costs of updating the Dover School building compared to the cost of adding space at the elementary school in Eyota, Minn. to house the district preschool program. The cost of the study including reimbursements should not exceed $4,000. Neubauer expects to make a presentation on the study at the August board meeting. The school board approved the assumptions for the 20132014 school year budget. Superintendent Bruce Klaehn said they are using 1318 as the number of students that will be enrolled. “We want to look at

what we are doing in a two year span,” Klaehn said. “I want us to keep a long range plan in mind.” Brian Berg, director of technology, presented a study on the cost of updating security at the district’s three school buildings. The total cost presented was $44,881. The high school cost estimate came in the highest at $22,084 because of modifications needed to the current doors to install a buzz-in system. The board shared opinions on the system. In response to the question of the buzz-in system giving them a false sense of security, Superintendent Klaehn said, “There isn’t any question we will have better security. It will improve our security.” Board Member Dan Johnson said, “You can poke holes in any security system unless you are going to See DOVER-EYOTA Page 7 

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Salary commission for Rochester elected official to be considered years the council has been reluctant to vote itself a pay raise. By a 5-2 vote, the council instructed City Attorney Terry Adkins to Deciding how much your own time should be compensated can draft language for an ordinance that be an awkward situation. Roches- would create a commission to set ter City Council President Randy salaries for local elected officials. If such a commission is creatStaver observed this last December during budget hearings and put ed, setting compensation levels for forth the idea of creating a com- elected officials could be a tricky mission separate from the council proposition, with widely varying that would set salaries for elected examples to follow throughout the officials in Rochester. See ROCHESTER Page 16  The city council currently sets Comment on this article at compensation levels for the mayor and council members. In recent By Nate L angworthy

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Obituaries Jerome Alden Finley Jerome Alden Finley, 77, of Chatfield, Minn. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Jerome was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Chatfield, to Andrew and Murial (St. Antoine) Finley. He attended Chatfield High School. Jerome joined the U.S. Army in February 1953. He was a private E-2 in the 44th Army, 129th Regiment Howe Company during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. On June 1, 1957, he married Marla Rae Janice Ferguson. They resided in Chatfield. Jerome was a home builder, and Marla Rae is a retired nursing assistant, a profession she worked in for 25 years. He was a lifetime member of the DVA (Disabled American Veterans Association) and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Jerome loved fishing, hunting and cabinet making. He is survived by his wife, Marla Rae; his children, Tammy (Gregory) Bergan, of Rochester, Minn. Susan Finley, of Rochester, Dr. Steven Finley, of Cushing, Okla., Lori (Dan) Jay, of Rochester, and Lynn (Tom) Noll, of Minnetonka, Minn.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Jerry (JoAnne) Finley, of Chatfield, Janice (Robert) Haug, of Chatfield, Jack (Betty) Finley, of Chatfield, and Jewel (Doug) Dailey, of Pine River, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murial and Andrew Finley; grandparents, CB and Edna St. Antoine; and a brother, Jim Finley. Funeral Services were held at 10:30am on Tuesday, June 11, at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery with military rites by the Chatfield VFW Post #6913. Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn. died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson of emphysema.

Bob was born in Preston to Ralph and Frances (Shaw) Hanson on Oct. 18, 1943. He attended school in Preston. He joined the U.S. Army from 1960-63. He served 2 1/2 years in Hanau, Germany, as a supply clerk and driver for the officers. He worked and lived in California where he married Pauline Jones in 1966 and later divorced, they had a daughter, Sheila Marie. He married Rose Lopez in 1969 and later divorced, they had two sons; Robert “Robbie” Lee and Brian Lee. Bob worked as a machinist in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin before settling in Tucson in 2009 due to health problems. Bob is survived by his daughter, Sheila of California; sons, Robbie (Brenda) of Arizona and Brian (Tina) of California; sisters, Carolyn Weber of Byron, Minn. Shirley Walderon of Austin, Minn. and Betty Snikter of Jamestown, N.D.; and a brother, Ralph J. (Gudrun) Hanson of Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Frances, sisters, Phyllis and Lorraine Hanson, and Donna (Hanson) Gerard, and an infant brother. His body was donated to the University of Arizona in Tucson. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Bruce Tonkin Bruce Tonkin, 87, of Rochester, Minn. died Sunday June 9, 2013 at Samaritan Bethany Home on 8th, where he had been recently residing. Bruce Grant Tonkin was born June 23, 1925 in Coleraine, Minn. the son of William and Bessie Tonkin. Raised in Coleraine, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota. He married Lucille Christenson in Coleraine on October 11, 1947. The Tonkins lived in Hopkins, Minn., Madison, Wis., and Roseville, Minn. before moving to Rochester in 1962.

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, June 19, 2013 Mr. Tonkin was employed by IBM as a field engineer for 36 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and was a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He loved boating and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Tonkin, of Rochester; a son, William (Pamela) Tonkin of Rochester; a daughter, Jean (Thomas) Grehan of New Orleans, La.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Timothy, and Ryan Tonkin, and Austin and Peter Grehan; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Tonkin. A memorial service for Bruce Tonkin was held Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester.

NOTICE y is seeking Fillmore County Ag Societ the fair ground. bids for electrical work at 2-1082 for Contact Greg Dornink, 507-27 5th, send information. Bid due Marchy, Box 364, to Fillmore County Ag Societ Preston, MN 55965. Kathy Tesmer y Fillmore County Ag Societ Publish 27



Valerie Wendt Valerie Wendt, age 54, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday June 8, 2013 at her home following a battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1958 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Marvin House and Georgia Bailey. Valerie was united in marriage to Jerry Wendt on February 4, 1978 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. To this union two children were born, Jessica and Daniel. Valerie worked as a Milk Tester with DHIA Fillmore and Mower County. She will be remembered for her great faith and love of God and Savior Jesus Christ, also her deep love for all her family. She enjoyed horseback riding, sewing, traveling and she loved to be outdoors with her horses and dogs. Valerie was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and the Happy Trails Saddle Club. She is survived by her husband Jerry of Spring Valley, 1 daughter; Jessica (Nick) Arendt of Brooklyn Center, Minn. and 1 son; Daniel (Darla) Wendt of Spring Valley, MN, 5 grandchildren. She is also survived by her parents Marvin House of Preston, Minn. and Georgia Bailey of Spring Valley, 5 siblings; Paula (Roger) Grabau-Friedt of Rochester, Minn., Frank (Teresa) House of Spring Valley, Vanessa (Jay) Bailey of McLoud, Okla., Nancy (Mike) Hanson of Racine, Minn. and Mike House of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her brother John House and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services for Valerie L. Wendt were held Saturday June 15, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Pastor Marcus A. Kendall of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in the Millet Cemetery in Sumner Township Fillmore County. Visitation was held from 4-7 pm Friday at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

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Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow, 86, of Preston, Minn. died Monday morning, June 10, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 15, at Preston Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Burial was with military honors in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Minn. Elmore was born on November 9, 1926 in Racine, Minn., the son of Glenn and Elsie (O’Neil) Winslow. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1945 and played in the first Minnesota All-Star Football Game. He also boxed Golden Gloves and was a discus thrower in high school. That same year he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he was an airplane engineer/ mechanic and worked on P47’s and B-16’s. He was discharged in 1947 and returned to the Preston area. He married Alberta Bastian, the couple later divorced. He worked construction, hauled milk and farmed. On February 19, 1961 he married Helen Louise Linaman at Fountain Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the area until 1985 when they moved into Preston. Elmore continued to haul milk, dug graves and helped farmers until 1988. Elmore enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, flowers and socializing at Gosi’s Apple and Berry Farm and the bowling alley. He is survived by four children; Boyd (Shelby) of Claremont, Minn., Glenn “Skeeter” of Wykoff, Minn., Ruthie (Daryn) Browning of Baraboo, Wis., Rita Winslow (James Coleman) of Rochester. 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother; David (Helen) of Preston and one sister, Corrine Nielsen of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, one brother Curt, one sister Dora and brother-in-law Marvin Schott.

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Linda M. Wead Linda M. Wead, age 64, longtime Preston, Minn. resident died We d n e s d a y, June 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in R o c he s ter, Minn. after a lengthy illness. Linda was born September 5, 1948, Linda M. Wead in Preston to Edwin and Evelyn (Weigand) Hovelson. She graduated from Preston High School in 1966. She married Dennis Wead of Lanesboro, Minn. on April 18, 1969 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. Linda had several talents and trades throughout her life. She worked for AT&T Telephone., Preston Care Center, Branding Iron, Eagle Bluff and Chics Pizza. She also owned the White Corner Cafe in Fountain, Minn. Linda was also a local artisan. She made rag rugs, garden markers, watermelon pickles, whirlygigs, canned goods and best of all, her famous holiday baking. Linda also admired hummingbirds, pansies and her garden. She also enjoyed watching Daniel O’Donnell on TV and listening to Paws and Claws Humane Society his music. Serving Olmsted County and surrounding areas for over 35 years Her most enjoyable times were spent with her grandsons, family and Adopt a homeless cat or dog - save a life! close friends. Call 507-288-7226 or visit us at She is survived by her husband or on Facebook at PCHSROCHESTER Dennis, her daughter Sara (Blaine) York of Lanesboro, two grandsons, Pag RNA L OLMSTED COU NTY JOU Monday, February 27, 2012NewfouNdlaNd Mix Zaccary and Harlee Wead and one Pet of the Week Hello! i am citron! i amTIC a 5 month old newfoundland step-grandson Dylan, one brother, LIC NOTICE PUB ES NO LIC PUB TICES NO puppy, and i am going to be verY big!!! i love to play LIC Ave. Harmony PUB Main James (Karel) Hovelson of Call to N Cornewith the other dogs here at the shelter. i am very friendly AU CT IO you M Ve JE lius, North Carolina; several nieces See e and i love to give kisses, but i really need to learn some h AR atotvies THEATRE Morvifiey ND LE CA good doggie manners! i would do best in a home that and nephews, several great nieces M Tickets ~ $5 Adult • $4 Kids & Seniors hold House & Tool Coin, 4 Mar Sun., Auction F . M . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 knows and understands my breed. Please come and meet Valley Sales . Held at Spring Auctionand and nephews four great-great S . M . 3 . . . . . . . …. 7:30 MN. Bldg., 412 East Park St, Spring Valley, me, i cannot wait to find my forever family! S . M . 4 . .… 4:00 & 7:30 Sales Valley Spring contact info. preceded For more nephews. She was in death Co. (507)346-2183. springvalleysa Paws & Claws dog and cat shelter is located at: l. Journa Notice in the her mother-in-law by her parents, ing Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Notice of Upcom 602 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 Gehling site Sale . Auction nment Consig and father-in-law, and two brothers, Viewing Hours for our animals: MN. For Implement & Auction Co., Preston, Auction, Inc. 507• Monday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Tuesday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm info contact Gehling Richard andmore Robert Hovelson. Notice m. hlingau • Wednesday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm 765-2131, in the Journa • Friday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Saturday 12:30pm - 4:30pm A celebration ofl. life willmAtiO ben held C On-line AuctiOn infOr i (PleaSe arrive 15 MinuTeS Prior To cloSing To t r o n Store, y on Saturday, 0 June 22 at Thauwald vieW caTS and dogS available For adoPTion.) e Auctions, Complete Grocer L On-LinPage 33 JD Toy




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C ommentary Shiftwork By Yvonne Nyenhuis Not everyone works “nine to five!” My husband and I had a friend living with us and taking care of our three boys who were under four years old at the time. It allowed me to escape domestic servitude for a while. I took a job in the Yvonne department Nyenhuis store selling paintings, prints and recommending framing for treasures brought to us by customers. I enjoyed dressing up for work, leisurely lunches and strolling through the skyways and shopping. After about three years the thought occurred to me, that maybe I should consider working in a factory where I could make more money. Shortly thereafter I found myself working third shift at Shamrock Industries, a plastic factory in North Minneapolis. It was a big, dark barn of a place with giant machines that looked like railroad engines. A worker climbed a ladder carrying a 40 pound bag of plastic pellets which he poured into a funnel, a chimney on the roof of the machine. We made housing for machinery, wash baskets, book shelves and Kemps ice-cream buckets, 1,200 a day. Americans eat a lot of ice-cream! As the buckets spewed out of the “belly of the beast,” the operator cut off the flashing with a utility knife, wiped away excess oil, inserted wire handles, and stacked them, 25 to a stack, four stacks then sealed in a cardboard carton. The jobs were rotated. Each night we checked a list in the lunchroom. If you were assigned ice-cream buckets you wrapped Editorial Cartoon

your thumbs with adhesive tape to protect your thumbs from the repeated pressure, pushing the wire handles into place. Timing was tricky. The wire handles could become hopelessly entangled. If you got behind you would soon find yourself sitting beside a mountain of buckets which continued to pour out of the machine. I got home around 7:30 in the morning. My husband would be waiting at the curb. I left the engine running. As I got out, my husband slid under the wheel and took off to his work. I went into the house, gave the boys breakfast and sent them on their way to school. I’d tidy up the house, sleep for four hours and be awake in time to greet the boys when they came home. I prepared dinner. At six the five of us gathered in the dining room. I cleaned up the kitchen, slept for an hour and a half. 10:15 found me heading north on Lyndale Avenue in the dark. After three months I had the opportunity to upgrade. I went to the Olsen Tool Company which made small plastic items and was located in South Minneapolis. I worked second shift and shared transportation with my neighbor Sharon. I’m really not clear as to the time line. I worked three years at the Olsen Tool Company and then went on to Control Data in Bloomington, Minn. where I also worked the second shift. Our sons got themselves off to school in the morning. I left for work at 2:15. The boys got home after three and stayed with a neighbor until 5:30 when their Dad got home. Now Glenn was the one to cook and serve dinner, supervise homework and bedtime. Five days during the week I never saw Glenn and the boys. I was a wife and a mother on weekends. Control Data was a great

improvement. I was paid well, had good benefits and excellent health care. I discovered a food store open all night. I remember one winter night returning home at 1:30 in the morning, climbing with bags full of groceries over three feet of snow piled by the curb. I loved the stillness of winter nights, clean and fresh, the sky filled with stars. Sometimes I took our Springer, Morgan for a walk. It was a magical time walking with him on the sidewalk, a white carpet sparkling with diamonds. Life was full of surprises. One night, in late summer, I arrived home to find a black limousine usurping my parking place in front of the house. It turned out to be transportation for some “ladies of the night” who were strutting their stuff, two blocks away on Lake Street. One day on the way to work, Sharon and I interrupted a mugging. A young man was standing behind an elderly woman with his arms across her neck, reaching for her purse. We came within inches of them. The young man took off running. I told the woman who was stunned to go in her house and call the police. In winter mornings when I worked days at Control Data, it was dawn when I went to work and dusk when I came home. I didn’t see daylight or the sun for five days at a time. There were no windows in the factories. It was an artificial environment. There was an illusion that time stood still. Night and day, summer and winter didn’t exist. Shift work can change lives dramatically and alter relationships, but it is often a matter of choice. It offers opinions, allowing time for hobbies, activities and child care. It’s part of the picture as we seek to bring order and meaning to our existence.

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Letter about Col Stan Gudmundson commentary To the Editor, Democracy never dies. It will exist because it is innate in all human beings. democracy is a characteristic that attacked by a number of philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Religions, etc. There are those who claim laws, rules, and regulations destroy freedom, especially libertarians. Yet they cannot name one government, organization, religion, etc. that doesn’t have a constitution which is nothing more than laws, rules, and regulations by which to rule by. Free enterprise is not capitalism. One has to look at China to see that Capitalism and Communism destroys individual freedoms. We have seen how Communism destroys individual freedoms. We neglect to see how Capitalism destroys free enterprise by monopolising

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when unfethered by proper laws, rules and regulation. The wisdom of Ted Roosevelt concerning monopolies and protecting our national landscape is in tune with our American Constitution. Our Supreme Court declaring business companies as people is one for the constitutional law books. It is difficult for me to believe that no religious leader stood up and yelled foul. If anything is biblical six, six, six (666); this is it. A court of educated men and women, Christians, declaring non-entity a person. I would if they will determine that a company bankrupcy is an abortion!! I am not long for this world. I have learned that when a government doesn’t rule for the greater good it is inviting revolution. Gene Bukowski Rochester, MN

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By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 jason@fillmorecountyjournal. com Did you hear about the recent announcement coming from New York Mayor Jason Sethre Michael R. Bloomberg, an independent, who has pushed issues such as soda size limitations? To some, he is a radical. To others, he’s a pioneer. Regardless of your impressions, he is definitely pushing the envelope. In a recent announcement coming from Bloomberg’s office, he is moving New York in a new direction with respect to food waste recycling. No, he’s not looking at taking your half-eaten burgers, fries, spaghetti, chicken, pizza, egg rolls, coffee grounds, bacon, eggs,

spam, and sardines -- and blending them back into some sort of gelatinous edible food composite. No, instead, Bloomberg is seeking to initially forge a relationship with a composting plant that would recycle a total of 100,000 tons of food waste per year, which is about 10 percent of New York’s total annual food waste. As the pilot program develops, residents would be asked to voluntarily participate with expectations that this could some day become a requirement just like recycling plastic, metal and paper. If all goes as planned, Bloomberg will push for the construction of a composting plant to be built at taxpayer’s expense for the city of New York. So, what are they going to do with all of this recycled food waste? Bloomberg has a vision for producing biogas that would help address energy consumption demands for the city of New York. I do commend Bloomberg for taking a chance on something that COULD pan out. But, that’s a big “could.”

One of our biggest challenges with addressing the world’s future energy consumption demands without continually falling back on fossil fuels is that we have so many options that are still in the exploratory phase. For example, back in 2007, I attended a public information meeting regarding a power plant in Cassville, Wis. At this meeting, the CEO of the power plant shared with the group of attendees how one of their long-term goals was to incorporate the use of switch grass as an alternative fuel source as part of their energy consumption mix. They were hoping to diversify their energy consumption with switch grass consisting of up to 30 percent of the total output. However, they were wise enough to point out all of the challenges associated with harvesting and transporting switch grass. Then, in 2008, as a Rotarian of Platteville, Wis., I had the opportunity to listen to a professor from the Engineering Department of the University of Platteville - Wis., share with the meeting attendees how he had articulated a research-backed process for taking the manure from cows to create energy. Yes, those cow pies were

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Sun, a paper sold for a penny per copy. Many newspapers are putting up paywalls on their sites. The New York Times has had one since early 2011, and now the more recent is The Washington Post, which announced that its paywall will launch on Wednesday, June 12. This is due to a reported 85-percent drop in netrevenues from the first quarter of 2013. From the year 2011, the top company sites that earned the most in news revenues included Yahoo News, CNN, MSNBC, AOL, and the New York Times, earning anywhere from $38 million to $86 million each. With a typical paywall, readers have the ability to access a limited amount of stories, videos or other content that they may view for free, typically within a given month. After you’ve reached your quota, you’re going to have to pull out the credit card and pay by the story or subscribe to an online edition. Paywalls aren’t just being utilized by the large-name papers, however. Many local and regional newspapers make use of them as well. Newspapers have been around for a very long time, and they have faced their challenges. They have hit their fair share of rough patches including many newspaper layoffs. Because of

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full of something besides a strong odor, and he found a way to produce energy. As a matter of fact, I recall that he was able to produce enough energy from one cow to support the electricity of one regular-sized single family home. I can’t recall the square footage of that home, but just consider something average-sized for all intensive purposes. The moral of the story in my mind is that we have tons of options and we should explore those options. We have solar energy, wind turbines, wood, steam, algae, damns generating power by nature’s waterways, switch grass, ethanol, and apparently cow pies. Talk about biogas! There are so many options that I haven’t even addressed here. I know you want to go out and buy yourself a family cow right now. Who doesn’t? I’ve been look for an excuse. However, as our exploratory process continues to evolve, I think we are going to discovery several truths. First, what works in one part of the world will not work in all other parts of the world. Climate, typography, population and consumption all play a role in what makes sense for that part of the


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Human trafficking breaking the chains of an unbroken silence By Mitchell Walbridge Think about an Indian girl who spends anywhere from 10 to 15 hours per day stitching soccer balls, or of a 16 year-old girl forced into prostitution by her 22 year-old boyfriend who won over her trust by helping her with money and a place to stay, or even an 11 year-old boy working on a cocoa plantation with countless scars on his legs from the strenuous work with a machete. Individuals like these are the horrifying realities of the global human trafficking industry. Human trafficking is a $34 billion per year industry, involving 27 million victims of which 80 percent are female and 50 percent are children. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, second only to drug trafficking for the time being. Although this form of modern day slavery is illegal in every country, it exists within the borders of every nation in the world. Because of the prevalence of human trafficking in Minnesota,

the United States, and around the world, Sisters Anne Walch and Briana McCarthy of Saint Francis in Rochester, Minn. addressed a crowd of roughly 150 people Wednesday, June 12, at the 39th Annual Preston Ecumenical Progressive Dinner hosted by Preston, Minn. area churches. Sisters Walch and McCarthy have been on a mission, traveling around the nation bringing awareness to the serious issue of human trafficking. “We’re in the 21st century,” explained McCarthy, “We need to look at slavery in a different way, and the first step in facing evil is through awareness.” Sister Anne Walch defined human trafficking as uprooting a person from their home and family through the use of force or deception and moving them into a situation of exploitation, whether for forced labor or sexual acts. Some of the most frightening statistics involve children. According to UNICEF the human trafficking industry involves more than 1.2

million children each year. The average age of child human trafficking victims is estimated to be 12 years old. The issue isn’t just a problem in foreign nations as the United States is home to its fair share of human trafficking. Minnesota even ranks as one of the 13 most heavily sex and slavery trafficked states in the nation. But why is this industry involving modern-day human slavery so prominent in today’s society? The answer is simple: money. Human traffickers, according to the organization MN Girls Are Not For Sale, can make an estimated $547,000 per year by selling girls they control for sexual acts and prostitution. To end human trafficking individuals need to expand their awareness. Currently, it’s common for only 1 percent of human traffickers to be prosecuted, equivalent to roughly 3,000 per year. Being aware of the trafficker’s “toolbox” may help. Traffickers try to manipulate their victims using

Olmsted County road construction underway Minn. is anticipated to be under construction until September. As the bridge is closed, the detour in place includes Highway 14/52 south to 16th Street East to Highway 63 north to Highway 14. Benefits of the project are smoother road surfaces and extended bridge life. The cost is estimated at $1.6 million. Beginning in July the Minnesota Department of Transporta-

By Mitchell Walbridge Road construction season in Olmsted County is officially underway as several improvement projects are in progress. The summer will be a busy one for road crews, and drivers will endure detours, lane closures and delays. Olmsted County Road Projects The Highway 14 bridge over U.S. Highway 52 in Rochester,

tion plans to repave Highway 30 between Hayfield, Minn. and Highway 63 south of Rochester. Drivers should expect lane closures with a flagger and pilot car managing traffic. There will be short-term detours during culvert repairs. Completion of the estimated $4.7 million project is expected to conclude in October. Work continues from 2012


its 39th year. The event raised more than $900 to help end human trafficking through various programs. Event coordinator Gerrie Daley commented, “I think this year’s event went over very well. It’s such an important issue that affects so many people’s lives.” Sister Anne Walch and Sister Briana McCarthy will continue to travel, work with lawmakers, and spread the awareness needed to end human trafficking in Minnesota and around the world.

tactics such as force, fraud, coercion, and control. They also try to keep their victims isolated and threaten them with violence. The sisters explained that each of us has a role in the battle to end human trafficking. If you suspect someone is a victim, the proper procedure to follow would be to call Minnesota’s 24-Hour Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-7-SAFE-24 and report your suspicions. The Preston Ecumenical Progressive Dinner ended as a success for

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Dump the Pump Day RCL giving away free rides to commuters A recent U.S. Census report indicated that over 28,000 people commute into R o c h e s t e r, Minn. each day to make our local economy thrive. On T h u r s d a y, June 20, Rochester City Lines is encouraging area commuters to park their cars and participate

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Kenneshia Lachelle Holman, 24, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted on June 6 of one count Escape From Custody – Held Pursuant to Lawful Arrest, While on Charge or Conviction or Adjudication. Holman was sentenced to the Shakopee Correctional Facility for 18 months. Ramon Jimenez Ruiz, 33, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted on June 6 of one count Violate No Contact Order – Within 10 years of the first two or more convictions. Ruiz was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 39 months concurrent with another case. Alexander David Crandall, 21, of Oronoco, Minn., was convicted and given a stay of imposition on June 10 for one count Machine Guns and Short-Barreled Shotguns – Acts Prohibited – Own/ Possess/Operate. Crandall was put under supervised probation for five years and was given 100

hours of community service for nine months. Richard Lee Kruegel, 46, of Spring Valley, Minn, was convicted and given a stay of imposition on June 10 for one count Assault – 3rd Degree – Substantial Bodily Harm. Kruegel was put under supervised probation for five years, given local confinement for 60 days with credit for time served of three days, restitution due of $975.71, a fine of $1,000, and fees of $1,085. Kruegel was also ordered to 100 hours of community service for 18 months. Namquoc Phuong Dinh, 28, of Rochester, Minn., was given a stay of imposition on June 10 for one count Interfere with Privacy – Previous Conviction/Against a Minor Under 18. Dinh was placed under supervised probation for three years, ordered to local confinement for 15 days, and was given a fine of $1,000.

Dinh must pay fees of $1,085 dollars and complete 100 hours of community service for one year. Kevin Michael Mead, 22, of Rochester, Minn., was convicted and given a stay of imposition on June 10 for one count Terroristic Threats – Reckless Disregard Risk (Severity Level 4). Mead was placed under supervised probation for five years, ordered to local confinement for 110 days with credit for time served of 110 days, given a fine of $1,000, and fees totaling $1,085. Samantha Ann Roadway, 23, of Wanamingo, Minn., was convicted and given a stay of imposition on June 10 for one count Theft – Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property – No Consent. Roadway was placed under supervised probation for five years, ordered to 10 days of local confinement with credit for time served of three days, restitution of $3,060.19, and 50 hours of community service for one year and six months. Chad William Treichel, 44, of Rochester, Minn., was convict-

Olmsted County prioritizes bridge replacement By Nate Langworthy The Olmsted County Board of Directors established a priority list for repair, replacement, and removal as needed for the county’s 325 bridges. Topping the list of bridgework to be done is the bridge on County Road 8 spanning the south fork of the Zumbro River, which is closed currently closed to traffic and scheduled to be reconstructed in 2014. One of the county’s last remaining timber bridges, north of 41st Street on 18th Avenue in Rochester, has been deemed to be structurally deficient and has been schedule for repair this summer. Two bridge projects on Highway 52 and one on Highway 14 are scheduled to be addressed in the next two years. The County has about 12 to 14 bridges in some phase for con-

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plants from local garden centers and plant sales that offer complementary color combinations and contrasting textures. I position my pots in groups of three—planting each of three pots with an identical combination of plants. It takes me awhile to plant all nine of these pots, plus four hanging pots. Of course, flowers are not my top priority as the warm season begins—first, I need to pot up herbs for my herb garden residing on my deck, just outside my kitchen. Some are plants I’ve kept alive inside through the cold, wintery months. I move them up to a slightly bigger pot or top-dress the soil at the top of the pot. Once they are potted and in place, I start potting up grouping of flowers—they are like miniature landscapes. The shapes of their leaves, the colors of the flowers may form a monochromatic or contrasting color scheme. I pick up a few larger potted plants and am particularly fond of geraniums, plus a variety of four-pack annuals to use as filler plants. Petunias are fun, so are lobelia or wax begonias, with many colors to choose from. Trailing vines or angel wing begonias are great for hanging planters. There’s such an


By Iris Clark Neumann Potting up Flowering Planters for the Summer Tonight it is raining (again) but it is a nice gentle rain. I had looked forward to getting home from work and spending some time outside continuing my seemIris Clark ingly never Neumann ending project of potting up plants. This time of year I cut my fingernails short and give up on keeping even the short ones looking clean. Fingers are the only good way for gently firming up soil around freshly potted plants. I had scoped out tonight’s projects that included up-size potting a couple of cherry tomatoes headed up north to our cabin in a couple of weeks. Fixing some parsley and cilantro planters and finally getting moss roses planted in my multi-holed ‘strawberry’ planter were on my list. I’d assembled the needed potting soil, pots and plants. Not long after I started, rain drops

entered the picture. Not to be discouraged, I shifted under the roof on my deck and kept on potting. One advantage to an immediate rain, is that I can set the newly potted plants out to catch the shower after finishing. Recently a rainfall was harsh and included hail and wind; that evening we pulled as many plants under overhead protection as we could, but some leaves got punctured and stems were broken. Such has been our not quite spring and now almost summer, but oddly still feeling like spring. It was much warmer the last couple of days, when finally, sunlight peeked out too. My basil plants have been crying for sunlight, with some of the succulent green leaves turning yellow for lack of light. But with a couple days of sunlight in a row, I am feeling optimistic. Tonight’s gentle rainfall is welcome as I won’t need to drag out a hose or watering can. Each summer, I have a series of large pots, which I position around my house and fill with annual flowers or plants with colored foliage like coleus or sweet potato vines. I collect


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pot or adding it to our compost pile. Then I remove the combination of chosen plants from their pots or four-packs. After I decide on a combination with smaller plants around the edges or in front of a combo having a taller plant in back, I start dumping small amounts of soil around the flowers, using my fingers to firm up the soil around each plant and gently packing soil down into spaces along the edges or around each plant. I choose bagged potting soil that has fertilizer included in the mix, saying something like ‘feeds plants for six to nine months.’ A time-release fertilizer (like Osmocote) can be mixed in. Because a lot of plants are packed into a small space, it is a good idea to feed them to encourage flowering. Once the potting is completed, it is important to give the pot a good gentle watering. When the days are hot, one needs to water daily to keep the plants growing and flowering throughout the summer season. Even an edible combination like the parsley and purple-leafed kale, like I planted together tonight, can be very ornamental and useful, alongside the potted flowers.

amazing selection of geraniums available—this year I have a one with calico leaves and another with rippled leaves and pink airy flowers. I have always liked the smaller flowers of violas, a spring blooming plant looking like a small pansy. They start the summer with early fresh blooms (and with our odd, long spring this year, have been a good choice). Tucking in an occasional flowering kale plant or a small mum plant, extends a blooming pot’s season length of color through the fall. A non-traditional combiner of flowers—unlike my husband who likes his standard red geranium, spike and variegated vinca vine—I would never choose this combination. However, that traditional combo reminds him of his mother, so it works for him. Because potting soil can get expensive and lots of work to lug around in bagged form, I recycle much of the soil in my planters. As I dig out the dead plants from the year before, I also scoop out the top-most soil. Then I use a trowel to dig and loosen the remaining soil, mixing in some granular time-release fertilizer with the soil at the bottom of the pot. The soil on top I set aside, with the intent of using it at the bottom of new planter

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Pescara and Lisa Lampanelli Every time I hear the name of the restaurant Pescara, I think of the Rimmel London cosmetic TV commercial in which the guy who sounds more authentic than Austin Powers puts the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong sylLABle of the word “mascara” -- or as he would say it messCARra. So, immediately when I hear someone say Pescara, the elegant restaurant located in downtown Rochester, my mind reiterates the name of the restaurant as Pess-CARra. Now that you’re in on my little secret mind game, I’m not alone in my twisted pronunciation. Well, beyond my quirky version of the name, I can tell you that a visit to Pescara speaks of class. Since my wife and I don’t typically schedule a lot of date nights, because that involves getting a babysitter, and we don’t

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want to impose on family members all the time, this particular evening was all about my wife and me. My wife purchased two tickets to see the May 11 performance of comedian Lisa Lampanelli at the Mayo Civic Center, and then I scheduled reservations for Pescara prior to the event. I had eaten there for lunch one time, and of course I was impressed. If it is any indication of how outstanding our meal was, I completely forgot to take a picture of my main course. Unfortunately, this happens from time to time, and of course I have to blame it on the chef, the wait staff and the restaurant owners. When the mood or ambiance of the dining establishment is such that I feel like my wife and I are completely focused on our conversation with each other, without distraction, that’s part of the problem. And, when the food arrives, and it is so appealing that I forget to grab my cell phone and I grab my fork instead, that’s the other part of the problem. Pescara reminds me of some upscale restaurants I’ve visited in bigger cities like Chicago and Minneapolis in years past (prechildren). I started out with a smoked salmon salad lightly drizzled with mustard-dill sauce. Delicious! And, for the main course,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 my wife had Alaskan Halibut sautėed covered with sweet chili sauce, while I satisfied my appetite with an eight ounce tenderloin filet char-grilled and bathing in a port demi-glace sauce. Of course, I didn’t get a picture, because of the aforementioned. However, we did save room for dessert and I happened to remember to grab my cell phone. And, the dessert was just as perfect as the main course. A wonderful dining experience topped off with an exquisite atmosphere. And, an evening like this wouldn’t be complete without seeing a few familiar faces. As we were leaving Pescara, I glanced over several times to see a person who refreshed my memory from at least 20 years ago. I kept thinking, “I think that’s Anna Restovich.” And, since


I’m not too shy about saying hello, I stopped by her table and asked her if she was who in fact I thought she was. It turns out it was Anna having dinner with her husband. While Anna graduated a couple years behind me at Mayo Senior High School, I graduated with her older brother George Restovich, Jr. I asked her to say hello to her brother for me. It’s amazing how you can see someone you haven’t seen for over 20 years, and they still look the same as they did back then. Meanwhile, I keep thinking that nobody will recognize me with my salt-andpepper hair. And, then while we were waiting in line to get into the Lisa Lampanelli show, I saw Joe Appel and his wife -- of the Appel Tire Service family of Millville. These guys know their tires, and every year is a Goodyear in

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Millville! The Lisa Lampanelli show was definitely entertaining. While most comedians tell jokes, the y tell the same jokes they’ve told over a thousand times. Lisa Lampanelli amazingly worked with the audience. She picked people out of the crowd and incorporated them into her show. While comedic timing and delivery seems like it is probably the most important element of a good laugh factory, watching Lampanelli bounce back and forth from one audience section to another was like watching a tennis match of epically humorous proportions. Needless to say, my wife and I continue to refer back to our wonderful date night involving Pescara (Pess-CARra) and Lisa Lampanelli. It’s hard to repeat perfection, but we will try again.

Pescara finalized a perfect dining experience with a plate of chocolate torte topped with fresh raspberries accompanied by two forks. Photo by Jason Sethre

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By Rachel Hammer Dear Red, My name is Max Tivoli from Andrew Sean Greer’s The Confessions of Max Tivoli. I have a unique problem. I am a monster. At least, that is how I see myself. I was born into a body that refuses to match who I am inside. When I was born, I resembled a

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70-something hunched old man. As I grew up, my body began to look younger. So, it seems I age in reverse. Most people seem to understand this medical anomaly when I say I’m just like Benjamin Button, the movie based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story. Here’s my issue: when I was still a child (that looked like an elder gnome), my mother came to my bedroom and uttered The Rule which has dictated my actions for most of my life. “Be what they think you are,” she said. I have broken The Rule only three times, which is to say, I have only disclosed who I am really am to three people. These people, naturally, have changed my life and introduced more joy and heartache than I ever thought I could bear. Here’s my question: is it better to be alone and fully yourself or an imposter loved by all? Dear Max, You need not choose. No one feels at home inside—even if one’s lived age supposedly matches their physiologic age. Bob Dylan got it right when he sang the line— ’’I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.’’ Different

contexts make us feel and act different ages. This is natural, which is to say, this is human nature. You may be a medical anomaly, but you are not a human anomaly. When I’m in a staff meeting or answering emails, the atmosphere of monotony makes me feel ancient. The meeting itself begs to be measured in geologic time. When I’m with my younger brother playing bocce ball at the Oregon coast, though we are both adults, we may as well be chasing the ocean away from our sand castles and giggling into our ice cream cones like we did when we were ten and twelve. The elasticity of time has been decried by everyone from Einstein to Proust, our bodies and ourselves inside the elastic fabric of our hours and years dilate and shrink depending on the pull of our circumstances. Thank you for writing what you did in your Confessions. I do not find you a monster at all, just a man trapped within the stretchy fabric of time like a spider stuck in a web of silk. “If I am lucky, I will be like the Lady of Shalott in that poem. I will float down the current until it meets the river, slowly, over weeks, for I will just be sleeping, still alive, growing younger every hour, as the river takes me along its swelling center, a boy, a child, ever younger until I am at last a little baby floating under the stars, a shivering baby, dreaming of no particular thing—borne into the dark womb of the sea.”

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husband didn’t even know what quiche was; but he knew that scrambled eggs were for breakfast and not for supper. Well aware of our differences regarding food, I started asking him what he would like for dinner. His replies were, “ whatever” or “anything is fine.” In desperation, I consulted his mother. She had cooked for 5fivemales for many years. She said her men had reacted the same way. When she asked them what they wanted for dinner, they replied, “food.”

Then we compared notes about how many meals a woman cooks in a lifetime. She had cooked many more than I had. I figured even if I only cooked l meal a day for 40 years. That would add up to about 14,600 meals. OK, so sometimes they were frozen pizza, fish sticks or hot dogs and chips. (Does relish count as a vegetable?) Sometimes, I get in a rut and serve the same five menus over and over. Sometimes the question, “What’s for dinner?” strikes

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One Mile Race With Spectators Galore! By Tom O’Leary Have you ever run a one mile race in front of thousands of people? Well, now you can. RochsterFest added the Camp Olson YMCA One Mile to the celebrat i o n . The race directors and runners alike, are looking for it to be a fun event, while rais- Garret Sorenson ing money to provide scholarships for kids to attend Camp Olson. Local runner, Garret Sorensen is planning to run in the event and sees it as an intriguing opportunity to run along the parade route just minutes before the parade kicks off. “Rochester has the most incredible running community,” said Sorensen “and I feel as though this very public race will really showcase that community and may encourage others to join in, get fit, and have some fun.” “Imagine running along the parade route,” said race director Shaun Palmer. “The runners will have thousands of spectators cheering for them, and it will be

awesome!” Palmer went on to add they are expecting a variety of running paces, including some very fast runners. Additionally there is prize money for the top finishing men and women. Palmer’s co-director KC Reed sees the event as one that many people can participate in. “All you need is a shirt, shoes and shorts and off you go.” Reed is heavily involved in the racing community, and finds this race very attractive. “Years ago there was a one mile along the parade route, and it sort of went away.

We’re excited to bring it back.” Organizers hope to raise $8,000 this year, with all the proceeds going to support the Camp Olson YMCA scholarship program. Last year, the scholarship program provided over $79,000 to send youth to the camping program. “This is going to be an annual event” said Palmer, “It’s a great opportunity to help others, while having a fun race.” You can register online by visiting and clicking on RochesterFest Mile Run.

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Dodge Center business and Wanamingo man fined for illegal waste disposal By Mitch Walbridge Resulting from a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) investigation, Hoaglund Properties of Dodge Center, Minn. and Brent Diderrich of Wanamingo, Minn. have been fined a total of $15,000 for violating several state rules regarding the proper disposal of solid waste and hazardous materials. Both Hoaglund Properties and Diderrich will split the fine equally, paying $7,500 each. The fines have been imposed on both Hoaglund Properties and Diderrich after an investigation of Diderrich’s property in January of this year. Goodhue County officials along with the MPCA discovered roughly 500 cubic yards of municipal solid waste. Officials estimate that this amount of waste would be able to fill more than 50 dump trucks.

Also during the inspection, 250 waste tires were found in addition to 100 waste electronic devices such as televisions and 20 cubic yards of potentially hazardous waste, such as paint thinner. There was evidence that garbage and hazardous waste had been burned in some areas of the property, which was located near Goodhue County Highway 57. Several open containers of used oil were discovered to be stored on bare ground. Diderrich stated that about 90 percent of the waste was supplied by Hoaglund Properties. The rest was collected from an advertisement that Diderrich posted on Craigslist. In addition to the fines, cleanup of the waste is part of the stipulation agreement between the parties involved and the MPCA.

The state of Minnesota has strict guidelines for the proper disposal of waste, which includes hauling, dumping and burning regulations. The reason Minnesota has such strict regulations is to prevent public and environmental exposure to hazardous materials and protect air quality. The rules of the state clearly demand that property owners and occupants (including businesses, residential, or government property) dispose of waste solely through authorized facilities. Even waste haulers and recyclers are required to obtain a license through the cities or counties that they serve. The disposal facilities also play a vital role in waste removal. Disposal facilities are held to the strictest standards to comply with permit obligations. Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal Olmsted County suggests that containers labeled with words such as, “Danger, Caution, Poison, Flammable, Warning, Toxic, Corrosive, Combustible, contains acid, contains lye, contains petroleum distillates, or causes burns to skin,” be disposed of at a Hazardous Waste Facility such as the one located at 305 Silver Creek Road, N.E. in Rochester, Minn. The facility

Share your thoughts at is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Items accepted at this and similar facilities include paints, stains, varnishes, household cleaners, solvents, aerosols, pesticides, products containing mercury, batteries, and sharps. Businesses are equally responsible for proper hazardous waste disposal. Businesses may also drop off hazardous waste including acids/bases, adhesives, cleaning agents, degreasers, gasoline or fuel, glues, laboratory waste, photographic wastes, poisons, pool chemicals, and more. Rochester also offers special waste disposal for free or on a fee-for-service basis, depending on the situation. More information on special waste disposal can be obtained by calling Olmsted County Public Works at 507-328-7070. Household Hazardous

Waste Collection Days Throughout the year Olmsted County Environmental Resources sponsors collection days for residents only. The remaining collection day events for 2013 include: • Tuesday, August 6 in Eyota, Minn. at Dover-Eyota High School from 4pm – 6pm • Tuesday, September 10 in Byron, Minn. at the Byron Fire Hall from 4pm – 7pm • Tuesday, September 17 in Chatfield, Minn. at the Chatfield City Garage from 4pm-7pm Acceptable items at collection days only include drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, photographic chemicals, floor and furniture polish, transmission fluids, paints, mercury products, and rechargeable batteries. More information can be obtained at www.olmstedwaste. com

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Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Ranks in All 10 Specialties for Third Straight Year in Best Childeren’s Hospital Rankings ROCHESTER - Mayo Clinic Children’s Center has again been ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Each year, U.S. News & World Report, using an extensive survey and input from pediatric specialists from around the country, ranks nearly 200 of the nation’s children’s hospitals and identifies only the top 50 in each of 10 specialty areas. This is the third year in a row that the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center has been the only Minnesota hospital to rank

in all 10 specialties. In fact, the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is the only children’s hospital not only in Minnesota but also the surrounding states of Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas to rank in each of the specialties included in the survey: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. “At the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, we take great pride in our ability to quickly

and efficiently provide highquality integrated care to children with routine or very challenging conditions, whether they come from around the state, the region or the world,” says Hospital Director, Randall Flick, M.D., M.P.H. The Mayo Clinic Children’s Center provides comprehensive, coordinated care to children with many types of health concerns, including the innovative treatments for congenital heart disease, fetal surgery, robotic surgery and comprehensive transplant services, many of which are avail-

able nowhere else in the state or region. The Mayo Clinic Children’s Center was also the first children’s hospital in the state to offer Level One trauma care. “Our ranking among the top children’s hospitals in all 10 specialties speaks to our unique capacity to assemble teams of specialists of all types at the bedside of any child from before they are born, throughout childhood, adolescence and seamlessly transition into adult care,” says Dr. Flick. Mayo Clinic and its chil-

dren’s center is the medical center most recognized as a top choice for patients and families by U.S. News &World Report and many other ranking organizations.

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state. Currently members of the Rochester City Council are considered part-time and are paid a salary of $19,097 per year, while the council president earns a salary of $24,403 per year. The mayor earns a salary of $33,123 per year. Those compensation levels took effect in January 2009 and had not substantially risen in the decade prior, according to city finance director Dale Martinson. In Minneapolis, city council members are considered full time, and are paid more than $83,000 per year, while the mayor is paid more than $105,000 per year. In Saint Paul and Duluth, city council members are considered part time and earn $48,000 and $10,000 respectively. The difficulty of elected officials setting their own salaries has surfaced throughout the state in recent years. In 2009, several Duluth city council members attempted to cut their salaries entirely, which was critiqued by opponents as an election year ploy. Most recently, the Minnesota Legislature took action to remove setting their own compensation from their immediate oversight, by placing a constitutional amendment that would establish a salaries commission for legislators on ballots statewide in November 2016. Though the action taken by the Rochester City Council only addressed the body that may decide

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compensation of elected officials, the compensation itself became a point of contention. Council members Ed Hruska and Bruce Snyder voted against going further along in creating the commission, with Hruska commenting, “It’s called public service for a reason.” Snyder agreed, saying he “would hate to see this become a career path.” However, with time between meetings and working with constituents and staff routinely requiring full time commitments from the council members, the question of both fairness and exclusivity of one’s ability to serve on the council has come under consideration. Council member Michael Wojcik has commented that if council member compensation is not addressed, it runs the risk of becoming “overly male, pale, and stale”; with those who already have financial means being the only ones who could afford to serve. Staver stated that he believes the council has continued to draw quality candidates, though the time commitment could pose challenges that would discourage other qualified candidates from running. “People who serve on the council don’t do it for the money, they do it to serve the community,” he said. “With the rapid expansion to the city that the Destination Medical Community effort could bring in coming years, the time commitment, I feel, is something to be considered.”

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Council member Mark Bilderback noted that the council should be looking at how compensation effects who is able to serve on the council in the city that Rochester is becoming. “We’re all lucky enough to have employers who allow us to have time away from our jobs to come attend to city matters. As the city continues to grow, there will be more and more things to be considered and not everyone will be able to take the time out of their day to tend to those things,” he said. Based on the Anchorage, Ala. salary commission model that guided Staver’s initial proposal, the commission will likely be comprised of five individuals who are representatives of different segments of the community. Those segments have not as of yet been identified. Staver also suggested that members of the salary commission may not be appointed in the same way that members of the city’s other boards and commissions are; through nomination by the mayor and appointment by the council. Another body, perhaps the Ethical Practices Board, may possibly appoint the salary commission. To create even further separation between the council and the setting of their salaries, salaries for future city council members may be set years in advance. A proposed ordinance creating a salaries commission is likely to come before the city council for a vote during a July council meeting.

Eyota South Avenue street project gets approved By Bill Liesser Bill Angerman of WHKS approached the Eyota City Council for approval to move forward on the South Avenue street project. The project is designed to move water from an area where it tends to stand. “Water doesn’t have directional flow in the area of fifth avenue and south avenue,” said Mayor Tyrel Clark. The project is designed to resolve that problem by moving water to the south. The project will include curb and gutter, storm water sewer, catch basins, pipe and resurfacing of the road. The total cost of the project is $469,000. The county portion of the project will be $259,000 and the City of Eyota will pay $210,000. The council approved the contract and the project will go out for bids on June 26 with a planned completion date of September 27. Angerman said, “the project has been needed for a while.” The time line is set to give the contractor some flexibility without drawn the project out to far according to Angerman. Work will also be done on South Avenue from Fourth to Sixth Streets. Water doesn’t have

directional flow in that area and tends to sit causing problems and in the winter freezes. The council choose to keep the current policy of allowing no transient merchants in Eyota. The city has been experiencing some problems with door-todoor salesman. Deputy Tracey Pagel said she is in the process of investigating the incidents and will write citations to violators. Angerman said the safe routes to school project is set to go out for bids. He expects to have plans to present at the next council meeting. Safe routes to school is a federal grant program. Eyota will be sending out over 1,800 Health Surveys to residents in the area. The goal of the survey is to evaluate what the citizens want for health care in Eyota. “If the citizens want the service we need as much information from them as possible,” Clark said. The information will be used to approach area health service providers about the needs for a facility in Eyota. The survey will be sent to residents of Quincy, Viola, Dover and Eyota Townships including the cities of Dover and Eyota.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 20 •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.* •Newly Bereaved Program, Noon2pm, Seasons Hospice Center for Grief Education & Support, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW, Rochester. For anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one within the last three months. •American Chronic Pain Association Support Group, 3-5pm, Rochester Public Library. For info call 507-2889102. •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. * •Coffee Get-Together, 6:30-7:30pm, Seasons Hospice Center for Grief Education & Support, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW, Rochester. A drop-in time to share with others who are experiencing grief.

•Rochester Garden & Flower Club meeting, 7pm, Rochester Community & Technical College, Heintz Center Auditorium, Room HB117, 1926 Collegeview Rd. SE, Rochester. Visitors and area gardeners welcome! •Free Energy show, 8pm, Red Wing’s Central Park, Red Wing. www.

•Korean War Veterans Club Cookout Fundraiser, 3pm, VFW 16 6th SW, Rochester. •Regeneration Ministry meeting, 7pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. *


•Soul Harbor Christian Fellowship meeting, 4:00pm, R.O.C. (Rochester Outreach Center), 2450 Marion Rd. SE, Rochester. * •Moon Light Paddle at Chester Woods Park, 8:45pm, meet at boat launch. Bring your own kayak or canoe. For info call 507-287-2624.

•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. * •Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (RSOC) outdoor community concert, 7:30pm, Peace Plaza, Downtown Rochester. If rain, concert will be at Mayo Civic Center’s Presentation Hall.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 •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.* •Author Ann Asprey Erdmann Book Signing, 9-11am, Caribou Coffee, 3938 Marketplace Dr. NW, Rochester.


MONDAY, JUNE 24 •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. * •Honors Choir of SE Minnesota performance, 12:10-1pm, Lips Atrium, subway level, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Bldg., 10 3rd Ave. NW, Rochester.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25 •Organ Recital “David Fienen, Emeritus of Music, Gustavus College, St. Peter, MN,” 12:15pm, Trinity Lutheran, 226 6th Avenue SW, Rochester. * •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. * •Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 4pm registration, 6pm begins, Mayo Civi Center, 30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester. For more info or to register •Bugs on the Run, 6-8pm, Oxbow County Park, 5731 Cty. Rd. 105 NW. Free and open to the public. •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 26 •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.* •Coffee Get-Together, 9-10am, Seasons Hospice Center for Grief Education & Support, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW, Rochester. A drop-in time to share with others who are experiencing grief. •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. •Pet Loss Support Group, 6:307:30pm, Seasons Hospice Center for Grief Education & Support, 1696 Greenview Dr. SW, Rochester. •Rochester Newcomer’s Connection, 6:30pm, Valentino’s, 130 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester. An opportunity for individuals and families who have moved to Rochester to socialize and meet other people. NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? Call the Journal at 507-288-5201 and we’ll take your message over the phone or e-mail it to

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EMPLOYMENT ROCHESTER CITY LINES is looking for applicants that possess a valid CDL with passenger endorsement/air brakes to drive charter or commuter bus. Contact Mike for full details 507-424-6284. h5,12,19,26-o

We are looking for a Building-Level Lead Custodian at the Fillmore Central Schools. Application requirements are online, visit

EMPLOYMENT 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)

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.

Certified nurSinG ASSiStAntS 1000 New Hire BoNus for full-time positioN $500 BoNus for part-time positioN


Our benefits include PTO, holiday pay, shift differential and bonus pay. Exciting things have developed in the nursing department with our new management staff! Check out our website at and also on facebook.

Pine Haven Community provides quality nursing care and rehabilitation services for families in our community. Send reSume to: Human Resources, Pine Haven Community 210 NW Third St., Pine Island, MN 55963 EOE/AA • (507)356-8304

EMPLOYMENT Bring a smile to the Elderly! Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. A variety of day, evening & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. Training provided. Apply online, www. or call M-F. 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk3- x SUBWAY NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS! Sandwich Artists -- Crew Members -- Managers. Full-time and part-time positions with flexible scheduling, including days/evenings/weekends. Apply online at www.mysubwaycareer. com; contact Amanda at 507-281-8291 or Danielle at 507-281-0520; or email h5,12,19,26-o HELP WANTED: Human Service Agency accepting resumes. Degree and experience. PT, intermittent to start toward FT. PO Box 536, Austin, MN 55912. h12,19,26-x NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h12,19,26-x NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER Begin a challenging and rewarding career with opportunities for growth and advancement. Apply at or call 701/328-2455. Closing dates: 6/19/13 for applicants testing in Grand Forks and Fargo and 7/2/13 for applicants testing in Bismarck. EOE (MCAN) EARN $500 A DAY: Insurance agents needed; Leads, no cold calls; Commissions paid daily; Lifetime renewals; Complete training; Health & dental insurance. Life license required. Call 888/713-6020 (MCAN)

REC. VEHICLES 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


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Classifieds AUCTION CALENDAR Thurs. June 20, 9:30am - Tractors, Combines, Vehicles, Hay & Forage Equipment, and More! Sale site at Gehling Implement & Auction Co. in Preston, MN. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 507-765-2131 or online www. 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. Sat. June 23, 9am - Antiques, Tools, Household and More! Selling 2 rings all day. 14-16 Hayracks of smalls. Auction held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building. For more information contact Spring Valley Sales at Sat. July 27, 10am - Six Parcel Absolute Real Estate Auction. Sale Site is at Canton Town Hall. For more information contact Matt Gehling, Gehling Auction at 800770-0347. To list your Auction Call 507-288-5201

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

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FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s8tfn- x

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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 e3tfno FOR SALE: Beautiful wooded building site. 4.5+acres. Borders state forest. Land near Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro MN. For sale by owner. Call 507-824-2372. e17,24,1-x

WANTED We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o WANTED: Barns for salvage. 608-7920140. w12,19,26-o


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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: 5505 23rd Ave. NW. A whole lot of stuff. 8am-5pm Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. g19-x Estate/rummage sale: Ilene Anderson, 937 Grand St. SE, Chatfield. Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22nd, 8am6pm. Oak cario cabinet, dining table, hutch and buffet, dressers, double bed and nightstands, older coffee table and end tables, retro yellow dinet table with Calldesk, it in! chairs, old writing new wicker loveseat with507-288-5201 chair and table, some depression glassware, & much more glassware and collectibles, lots of linens old and new, bedding, rugs and material, pots & FAX it in! pans, bakeware, old record albums, books and many507-288-9560 collectibles dolls. Partial listing, there is much more! g19-x

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SPORTING GOODS 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. Drive your cars in the building - 132 Garfield Ave. S., Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. w12,19,26,3,10,17-x

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410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 ‘93 Suburban - Black/Silver, 225K .... $1,495

‘97 Saturn SC2 - Red, 138K ...........$1,295

‘89 Grand Am - Blue, Only 76K ......$1,495

‘99 Taurus - Red, 110K ...................$2,495

‘01 Saturn L200 - Green 183K .......$2,195

‘01 Caravan - Gray 250K ................$1,295

‘99 Concorde - Gold, 164K ............$1,895 ‘99 Tahoe - Silver, 225K..................$1,695 ‘92 Caprice Wagon - Maroon, 131K...$1,295 ‘95 Jimmy - Green, 229K................$1,495

‘02 Cavalier - Blue, 122K ...............$2,395 ‘97 Grand Marquis - Green, 156K ..$1,595 ‘00 Town & Country - Silver, 152K.... $2,295

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Favorite things to do and see in Southeast Minnesota....

“Snowmobiling, fishing in super secret spots, mushroom hunting in special places, and looking at nature while on the trails!” --Christine, Preston MN



Southeast Minnesota’s Guide to More T han 101 Places To Go In Our Beautiful Area

80,000 Copies Have Arrived Promoting The Area We Love! Coming to a location near you! *The Daytripper Magazine is a publication in affiliation with the Olmsted County Journal

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PUSH, PULL OR DRAG 2000 ANYTHING GOES... 2007 Ford 500 Examples:

Sale $ CARS, TRUCKS, Price 10,925 VANS,SUV’S, If Your Trade $ is Worth - 2,000 SNOWMOBILES & You Pay $ Only ATV’S. 8,925 • ALL TRADES ACCEPTED 2008 Chevrolet • REASONABLE OFFERS Uplander ACCEPTED! Sale $ Price 7,940 • RIDICULOUS OFFERS If Your Trade $ CONSIDERED! is Worth - 2,000 • DON’T LET THE You Pay $ Only 5,940 OTHER DEALERS STEAL Offer valid on vehicles sale priced $6,995 and above. Any discount from price is not compatible with YOUR TRADE! Push, Pull, Drag trade offer. Trade-in value will vary based on year, miles and condition. See dealer for details and actual trade value. Other offers or discounts can not be combined.


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Olmsted County Journal 6.19.13  

The 6.19.13 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.

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