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Denny Hanson remembered Door-to-door sales as a caring, fun-loving leader back on in Byron By Nate L angworthy nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com

Denny Hanson was one of a kind. The city council president had a superior knack for handling city business, defusing contentious situations with a self-deprecating sense of humor and common Denny Hanson sense pragmatism. He planned for the future, working with the city’s movers and shakers to create and remake Rochester as it transitioned from a mid-sized community, to a more urban environment. Hanson also valued the everyman, giving each perspective his full attention and talking to high school students and boy scouts during nearly every council meeting. The Rochester community joined Hanson’s family and friends in mourning his unexpected passing due to a brain aneurysm at age 57. “You can’t say Denny Hanson without smiling,” said Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce president John Wade. “He will be sorely missed.” A tireless champion of his hometown, Hanson reveled in his role as a civic leader and was a colorful character during community events. He was a steady proponent of growth and development who presided over Rochester city government during a time of expansion despite national economic downturn. Hanson was particularly inter-

ested in improving the downtown area and led the charge on several game-changing developments in this area during his nearly eight years as council president, including the addition of a University of Minnesota campus and the adoption of the Downtown Master Plan and its accompanying developments. Those who have lived, worked, and visited the downtown area in the last few years have undoubtedly witnessed a marked change. Most recently, President Hanson had been passionate about promoting the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center and extension of the city sales tax. Hanson presided over council meetings with remarkable wit and skill. He allowed every one wishing to comment on an issue the opportunity to do so, listened to each point of view, and offered solutions to situations that his colleagues on the council often followed. “Denny was a friend, colleague, mentor and just a great person to be around. You could always count on something fun happening if Denny was there,” said Randy Staver, fifth ward city council member and interim council president. Mayor Brede shared that Hanson came to his style of openly welcoming all those wishing to comment by way of his distaste of the way a past council president, not immediately preceding him, would shut down hearings quickly. “That really bothered him and it explains why he probably went overboard in the other direction,” said Brede. “We were all thinking ‘come on, we’ve

heard the same thing ten times already’, but Denny wouldn’t have it any other way. Hanson would also take questions on his weekly radio show, and offer up solutions and provided insider information on a wide variety of issues. Hanson was first elected to the council in 1998 to represent the first ward. He was subsequently re-elected and in 2004 made a successful bid for the position of council president, which is a position elected by all Rochester residents. Hanson was re-elected in 2008 and had filed for reelection this November. One of four Mayo High School graduates on the city council, Hanson graduated in 1973 and spent his adult life in Rochester. He worked at Mills Fleet Farm and later at Kruse Lumber before taking on his current job as vice-president of business development at Carpet One. The city council chose fifth ward council member Randy Staver to assume the role of council president on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement is elected and takes office in January. Staver was selected because of many years of experience leading state, county, and city meetings, most recently the city planning and zoning commission. “It’s a hollow victory. No one wants to win this position under these conditions,” said Staver. “But we need to press ahead, that’s what Denny would want for us to do.” See HANSON Page 10 

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The Byron City Council reported results from recent correspondence with the producers of Today in America with Terry Bradshaw. The cable television series had expressed interest in filming a feature on life in the town. City Administrator Mary Blair-Hoeft announced, “The producers of the show indicated that we would have to do our own advertising, and that’s not the route we plan taking.” Other nearby towns were also reported to have been contacted with the same offer. A feasibility committee for a possible new pool and sports complex to be constructed in Byron was requested by BlairHoeft. “It has been recommended to the council that we put together a committee and find the answers to the many questions that involve the building and possible funding of this

project.” Further discussion on the topic is slated for future city council meetings as more facts become available. The council approved $250 for the Byron Youth Baseball Association for use towards the building of an equipment shed. The motion made by Jason Snow had been requested by the Byron Park Board on behalf of the baseball association. Council member Bob Meyer added, “They’ve made some nice improvements to the ball park and with this donation we would like to show our appreciation for that.” Rocky Mountain InsulationRochester office Co-Manager Eathan Anderson spoke on behalf of his employer during the meeting’s Public Comments portion. The company had recently been soliciting business in the Byron area by knocking on doors. See BYRON Page 13  Comment on this article at www.olmstedcountyjournal.com

Dessa of Doomtree performs on the streets of Rochester By R achel H ammer rachel@olmstedcountyjournal.com

Well after her European tour, after delivering the commencement address on “failure” at the University of Minnesota, but before she flew to sing in Warsaw, Poland, Dessa performed for Rochesterfest at Thursdays on First and Third. With a degree in philosophy, Dessa, a rapper and spoken word artist, is the CEO of Doomtree, an indie hiphop collective run on

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“friendship, music, and money,” in that order. Dessa believes in keeping a low overhead, and being conscious of one’s return on investment—and bearing that in mind, I decided it would be worth it to see her perform live, outside, for free. Rochesterfest, which likely surpassed its estimated attendance of 150,000, enjoyed outstanding weather, and Thursdays on First See DESSA Page 7  Comment on this article at www.olmstedcountyjournal.com

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Obituaries Ilene Mildred Anderson Ilene Mildred Anderson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Ilene Mildred Soiney was born May 16, 1923, in Harmony, to Lawrence Soiney and Matilda (Jacobson) Soiney. She attended Harmony and Whalan Schools. She married Ervin O. Anderson in 1943 in Whalan. Ervin passed away in 1968. Ilene was a nurses aide at the Lanesboro and Preston Care Centers. She worked at Saint Marys Hospital as a housekeeper and dietary aide, and cleaned houses for Doctors in Rochester for many years. Ilene was a member of Whalan Lutheran Church and the EricksonRose Legion Auxiliary Post 637. She enjoyed spending time with her family, making mission quilts and day trips with friends. She is survived by four daughters, Carole Johnson of Chatfield, Linda (Larry) Wrolstad of Kenyon, Donna (Francis) Novotny of Chatfield and Cindy (Ole) Bothun of Chatfield; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven greatgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Bette (Milton) Eide of Rushford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, a daughter, Sharon, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Whalan Lutheran Church, in Whalan, with Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial was in the Whalan Cemetery. Everyone who came in contact with Ilene loved her. She has left a legacy of wonderful memories for

her family and friends. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements. John Owen Edstrom John Owen Edstrom, 65, of Winona died from lung cancer, unrelated to smoking, on Sunday, June 24, 2012. He died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 31, 1946, in Winona to Harold Edstrom and Josephine Kjelland Edstrom. He received his primary and secondary education in Winona Public Schools. He began his bachelor’s degree at Lawrence University, then left to explore big-city life and study at Columbia University. After having had his fill of New York, he returned to Winona and met the love of his life when they both had parts in a play at the College of Saint Teresa. John earned his bachelor’s degree at Lawrence, and he and Frances Muraine Bowler married on August 16, 1969. He began his career as an English teacher at Winona Junior High, and left after a year to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Washington. Again unable to ignore the call of the Hiawatha River Valley, he returned to Winona and found his life’s work when he and his wife began the Winona Shopper in 1971. After surviving the first few very lean years, the publication grew into what is known today as the Winona Post, a thriving newspaper that has won many state and national awards for journalism and art, including many for John’s editorial writing. John is survived by his wife, Frances; his daughters, Cassidy (Angie Ause) and their son Harold, and Morgan (Dan Gish) and their

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 daughters Peyton and Andalucia; his mother, Josephine; his siblings, Lee (Kathy), Tom (Roxanne Pergola), Nancy (Steve Bachler), and Nick (Lori); his aunt, Mary; his many cousins, including Winona cousins Steve, Patty, KRS, Kate, and Kim; nieces, Megan, Katie and Jenny; nephews, Luke and Jason; in-laws, John Bowler, Susan Bowler and Mary Ann Bowler; and Omaha family, especially Kay and Paul Bashus, and Mary Borowiak. He is preceded in death by his son, John Harold (Jake); his father, Harold; his in-laws, John Bowler and Margaret Bowler; Terri Bowler; Michael Bowler; and favorite uncles, Ev Edstrom and Roy Stark. His memorial service was Sunday, July 1, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Winona, with Tom Schoen and Pastor Timothy Forester presiding. Inga Emma (Johnson) Frey Inga Emma Frey, 100, died on Friday morning, June 15, 2012, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, MN. Inga Emma Hollevoet was born on September 19, 1911, the daughter of Joseph and Helena (Knutson) Hollevoet in Fertile, MN. She was united in marriage to Sverre Johnson in 1932, and he died in 1985. In 1987, she married John R. Frey. Inga lived in Bemidji from 1969 until 2003, when she moved to Hayfield. Inga is survived by her husband, John R. Frey, Manti, UT; children, Dale (Teresa) Johnson, Rosemont, MN; Joyce Lacy-Gould (Dave), Salt Lake City, UT; Shirley (Don) Comeau, Seneca, SC; Deanna (Darrell) Denisen, Eleva, WI; Sandy Johnson, Rochester, MN; and Steve (Kathy) Johnson,

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Rochert, MN. Also surviving are 23 grand children, several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sverre Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Marlis (Merwin) White; sons-in-law, Gene Hartson and Randy V. Johnson; great granddaughter, Roberta Lee Faulhaber; great grandsons, Daniel Paul Mesich; Carson Randy Braun; and 10 brothers and sisters. The family prefers memorials to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Blessed be her memory. The funeral service for Inga Emma Frey was Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield with Reverend Paul Hauschild officiating. Interment was in the Waltham Township Cemetery in rural Waltham. William McFarland William Archie McFarland, age 81, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on the farm Tuesday, June 26, 2012, near Elgin, Minnesota. William (Bill), born May 4, 1931, near Potsdam, Farmington Township, to Archie and Verna (Kuhlmann) McFarland, graduated from Elgin High School, class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from March 1954 to March 1956, stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Bill married Kathleen Culbertson on April 17, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Potsdam. Bill was actively engaged in farming and milking cows his entire life. The family farm name is “Macland Holsteins.” A funeral service was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Potsdam.

Council opts for more time, information on Imagine Slatterly By Nate Langworthy Confusion regarding notice for a public input meeting prompted the city council to continue a hearing on adopting the Imagine Slatterly vision plan into the city’s comprehensive land use plan until fall by a 6-0 vote. This vision plan is a long-range development plan that puts forward a guideline that addresses land use and neighborhood mobility. In 2008 the Rochester Area Foundation received $1.6 million from the city to alleviate the effects of disproportionately high rates of foreclosures in Rochester’s core neighborhoods. The foundation’s First Homes project began rehabbing and reselling distressed homes that had been a blight in the neighborhood. Imagine Kutzky’s vision plan was adopted by the city in 2004, and the foundation

began working with residents of other core neighborhoods, including Slatterly Park, through a similar process of identifying aspects of their neighborhood that could be improved upon and making design support from staff with architectural expertise available in order to render plans to do so. Wayne Flock, president of Slatterly Park Neighbors, stated that the process has been transparent, and that neighbors had been notified through a postcard mailed out to each home in Slatterly Park, in addition to newspaper advertising, emails, and the association’s web site. He addressed the long-term nature of the plan, and clarified that each individual project would be addressed separately at some point in the future. “Either we take advantage of the growth of downtown and become a part of that or we let hodgepodge

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development happen and take the result of what happens to us,” said Flock. “What would our neighborhood look like if we had a plan 25 years ago? A lot of it would look much different.” Timothy Macken and Loring Stead spoke in support of the vision plan. Three neighborhood residents stated that they did not receive notice for the final public input meeting held in September of 2011, and took issue with components of the comprehensive neighborhood vision plan. Doris Amundson, who has lived on 6th Street southeast for 43 years, was opposed to a motor vehicle bridge connecting the street with Broadway. She preferred a bridge that would accommodate only bicycles and pedestrians. Amundson stated that she did not receive notice of the September meeting. Neighborhood resident Dana Inman also stated that he did not receive notice and objected to the plan. “I’m going to have a drag strip through there (a block from his home) and I’m not happy with that. I don’t belong to the neighborhood association and I didn’t know anything about this. I’m not in favor of any of this,” he said. Council member Ed Hruska clarified that adopting the vision

plan did not mean adopting any individual components that it contains. “There could be a lot cleared up, a lot of misconceptions a lot of concerns,” said council member Mark Bilderback, who lives in the Slatterly Park neighborhood, regarding his support for another neighborhood meeting. “Our neighborhood has come a long way but I think it’s important that we do have clear communication.” “We want to be sure that the disagreements are based on facts,” said council member Bruce Snyder. “Nothing’s going to change in the next six months anyway.”

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Joshua Ottman Joshua Paul Ottman, age 36, of Oronoco passed away unexpectedly June 30, 2012, from complications of Type 1 Diabetes. Joshua was born September 7, 1975, in Rochester to John and Mary (Walker) Ottman. Joshua worked with Joshua Ottman his brother at Ottman Excavating, Inc. He loved to be outdoors, hunting morel mushrooms in the spring, fishing and hunting, and enjoyed riding and racing ATVs. He was a true kid at heart and enjoyed having fun. His smile would brighten even the worst of days. He took life as it came to him with a positive attitude and a bright smile. He was a hard worker and was always there to help. He loved animals- especially his longtime canine companion Frisbee who was usually at his side. He lived his short life to the fullest, always caring for others with kindness in a true spirit of happiness. Joshua is survived by his father, John Ottman of Rochester; his mother, Mary Ottman of Oronoco; his brother, Jason (Sara) Ottman of Rochester; his sister, Jennifer (Brad) Murphy of St. Charles; his three nephews, Jack, Jonah, and Westin; and as well as both grandmothers, Wilma Walker of Rochester and Jeanne Bergan of Wabasha. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers. A Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Pax Christi Catholic Church. Burial followed in Oronoco Cemetery. “Nothing really good happens without a vision,” council member Michael Wojcik said, expressing his support for neighborhood visioning efforts. Wojcik recounted Flock’s efforts about a decade ago to form the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Thursdays on First. “There wasn’t much happening the first few years, it wasn’t well attended and it didn’t go anywhere. But there was a vision there and I think the results are pretty well in on that one. “When I see plans like this, I’m reminded that it’s a lot easier to tear something down than to build something up,” he said. Imagine Slatterly will hold another public input meeting on a date to be announced in early fall.

Olmsted County Church Directory Congregational Church, ........................................................Sundays - 10am; United Church of Christ........................................................ Summers - 9am 974 Skyline Dr. SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-4581 Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rochester, NALC www.emmanuelofrochester.org ..........................................................Saturdays - 6:00pm Worship at Oasis Church, 1815 NW 38th St., Rochester, MN Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ...................... Sat. - 5:30pm; Sun. - 9:30am 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN (507)289-1748 NewDay Covenant Church @ the Y.....................................Sundays - 9:30am Rochester Family Y, 701 1st Ave. SW, Rochester, MN (507)226-0390 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 Peace United Church of Christ ......................... Sundays - 8:30am & 11:00am 1503 2nd Ave NE, Rochester, MN (507)282-6117 Rochester Covenant Church ...............................................Sundays - 9:30am 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-2990 St. Pius X .........................................Sat. - 4pm; Sun. - 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am 1315 12th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-8238


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C ommentary Eyota’s transportation grant By Al Schumann The city of Eyota has received a Grant of $344,000 from the Minn. Dept. of transportation to create safe routes to School for their students. The City will add sidewalks and Bike paths. Having developed a major part of Al Schumann the city, I won-

dered about the need. Eyota has one of the best streets in the area for both auto and bike paths. When we were developing, we were required to put in paved roads for the use of the autos and bikes. Sidewalks are placed on one side of any heavily traveled streets. We did not place sidewalks in the strictly residential streets for a very good reason. The streets are always plowed first in the winter and sidewalks are the homeowner’s problem. Many older people find it impossible to shovel

their walks, and in most families both parents have to go to work before they have a chance to shovel their sidewalks. If you have a sidewalk and don’t get it shoveled, you could be sued or penalized. As far as I know, there have been no accidents that would indicate that we have unsafe streets in Eyota. But the article goes on to indicate that the grant is a federallyfunded program for transportation enhancement. The article also points out that Winona got $600,000 to rehab owner-occupied homes and Lanesboro got $449,000 for housing and commercial build-

ings. The Federal government, which borrows over 40 percent of its money abroad, is giving Minnesota over $16,850,000 under this program. Minnesota has about two percent of the nation’s population, and if the rest of the nation gets the same proportion of free money, it becomes mind-boggling. Let’s also remember there is no such thing as free money. Anyone selling a home after this year will have to pay 3.8 percent of the sale price to the Federal government. Your electricity has already gone up because the tax has already been applied. And you are going to have

to pay taxes on your gas, autos, crutches, wheelchairs---everything is going to be taxed to pay for an edict from Washington that says that people should walk more and ride their bicycles to school. They can do it now without spending one dollar of our tax money. One of the greatest problems that face any legislator is being able to say “No”…there are always people who want more from their government. My family grew up during the depression years when Mother said “No” quite often. We See SCHUMANN Page 5 

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simply understood that if we wanted something, we had to work for it. Grants are not free, someone has to pay. Should some faceless individual in far off Washington decide that the people of Eyota need to shovel their walks, or use the bicycle instead of the car to go to work? I should be free to choose what I want or need. Let the Federal Government take care of national defense, the interstate roads and other things that cross state lines. Let the states take care of their own people with needs, education etc. Let our local communities decide how many sidewalks we need. This thing is just an election ploy that will end when the election is over. I’m ashamed to think that some people will fall for it. It did not work in the ‘30s and it won’t work now.

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apartment in Minneapolis with my husband, Glenn, and our eighteenmonth-old son, Gordon. Once a week I’d pile our laundry into the stroller and taking Gordon’s hand, walk to the Laundromat on Hennepin Avenue. One morning we walked over the Hennepin Bridge. I found myself looking down to the railroad tracks below where there was a large cement platform. I wondered at first what all the people were doing. They huddled in twos and threes. Some walked aimlessly in the area. They were shabbily dressed, with slumped shoulders looking down at the ground. Then it hit me. These people are homeless! The awful reality swept over me. When you don’t have a job there is no place to go. When night comes, where do you sleep? What do you eat? For forty years the middle class has been losing ground and poverty has increased. The “poor” did not cause the “recession,” yet Republicans in Congress tell us that “entitlements” are the prob-

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Community members remember Denny Hanson “Denny and I had a great relationship, working closely together for 13 years. It was just a slap in the face to lose him in such a sudden way. He had this unique ability to facilitate discussion and keep matters on an even keel. His presence and personality will be missed tremendously.” – city attorney Terry Adkins. “Denny was not afraid to admit that he did not know all the answer but he also was not afraid to get input from others, to try and find the best solution possible. Denny always kept the city first. Denny was a mentor to me and all on the council. I spent many of days, evenings speaking with Denny about city issues. It was

always enjoyable to be with Denny on trips long or short. It could be a drive to St. Paul or a trip to the National League of Cities regardless the trip was educational and fun. You knew he was going to pick your brain and share some of his own thoughts. You also knew he was going to call you a knothead and laugh and share stories of the past.” – Mark Bilderback, Ward 4 city council member. “Denny, you simply had that special gift that few have. And, you shared it with all of us. We owe you and your dear family so very much for the personal time you gave to us all to make our community a better place. You voluntarily put yourself on the hot-seat, you stood tall for

your beliefs, you brought strong leadership and you always came out smiling. Much respect, my friend. We will miss you very much.” Former county sheriff Steve Borchard on Hanson’s Facebook page. “Denny was a great friend, just a great guy. He liked to party and create joy, but he was also very smart. He knew how to interact with people in that infectious sort of a way that you really couldn’t not like him. Sometimes in the heat of the battle he’d make some remark, probably about himself, that would really diffuse the situation.” – Mayor Ardell Brede. “I first knew Denny as a friend and neighbor. He was a caring and supportive person. After I had been

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Condemnation an option for Shady lakebed By Nate Langworthy Before Lake Shady can undergo a transformation into a wetland recreational area, a web of potential property rights claims to the lake bed needs to be untangled. Senior assistant county attorney Tom Canan is working to sort out the claims, but because of the complicated nature of the situation, he asked for and received permission from the county board of commissioners to pursue condemnation on the lakebed properties. After the flood in the fall of 2010 destroyed the dam, the board decided not to replace it and instead repurpose the area. Olmsted County would like to begin removing remnants of the dam in January, and an ease-

ment should allow this to happen without complications. The area near the dam is planned to be the launching point for canoers and kayakers. With deeds to many areas of the lakebed overlapping one another and many of the property owners no longer living, clarifying claims to the lakebed has been a confusing process. The state of Minnesota has a claim to the entire lakebed, though the Allis family appears to have property rights to a substantial portion of the lakebed as well. A handful of other property owners have claims to the lakebed adjacent to their property. The city of Oronoco and Olmsted County also appear to have some property rights on the lakebed.

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ing period for new candidates to enter. This means that HanContinued from Page 1 son’s name needs to remain on the ballot and the only other The city’s charter calls for name on the ballot will be chalelection for a special election to lenger Jan Throndson. The city’s take place at the soonest possible date in the event of a vacancy in charter commission is proposthe council president’s position. ing an amendment to the city However the soonest possible charter, making the special elecdate happens to be November tion unnecessary in this event, 6th, the date of the general meaning Rochester voters will election. State election law was not receive two ballots if the changed last year, preventing amendment clears the city counnonpartisan candidates for local cil. If Hanson wins the general offices to be removed from the election, a special election will ballot, or to have a special fil- be held.

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right for the people and the community. While we certainly mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, I believe we can also take inspiration in how he led and how he treated others.  Denny would want us to carry on and continue making Rochester the best place to live.” – Randy Staver, Ward 5 city council member. “Denny understood the balance between government and the private sector and he really believed that if you could get people together and paid attention to both you could come out with the best solution. When we talked broadly about creating ten thousand jobs in the next ten years, Denny said a number of times that we have to pay attention to the guys in pickup trucks that want to take care of their families and buy things when they’re working. He also believed that if he could like someone, he could understand them, and he could seek a solution to just about anything that was out there. While Denny sought consensus he was never afraid to take on difficult issues. As we joined together to develop projects and initiatives that would position us for continued growth, Denny often spoke privately and publicly about the downtown development. He was passionate about that, he held that downtown dear. He loved the energy of our community, he loved the energy of its people, and the people loved him. The Hanson doctrine is alive and well in all of us.” – John Wade President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Com-

merce. “Safe journey, my friend, and thank you for all that you did for so many. You will be missed and we are all greatly saddened by your too-soon departure.” - Development task force chair Jerry Williams on Hanson’s Facebook page. “It was always fun to be around Denny, he was an incredibly nice guy. He ran meetings with incredible skill, but kept things fun, and I enjoyed playing off him. I think Denny will be looking down on us and laughing a little bit during city meetings as we attempt to run them as smoothly as he did. I imagine that for Denny the fun started at about age 12 and lasted right up until he took his last breath. We are all incredibly saddened by his loss.” – Michael Wojcik, Ward 2 city council member. A sampling of comments from Denny’s Facebook page: • While driving downtown today, it just didn’t feel the same. Well done Mr. Hanson. • Denny, missin you! Thank you for everything you did for our beautiful city and THANK YOU for reminding me how to have FUN in life! Hugs to you! • Denny, you sure are one of a kind! So blessed to have shared memories with you. May you rest amongst the angels! You will be greatly missed. Lots of love.. • Denny, its time to celebrate your life and thank you for all you are, for all you did and for all you gave to your community. Peace my friend! • Denny you made the world a better place. See REMEMBER Page 11 

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lead his life. You will be greatly missed. • Always a smile, always a friend. You will be greatly missed Denny. Blessings to Linda and all his family. • I’m guessing Denny has no plans for RIP. More like Rippin’ it

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A plea for a tree By Iris Clark Neumann When building a new house, the most important landscaping element to plant is a tree. Shrubbery landscaped and mulched foundation plantings are Iris Clark fine, but they Neumann will never add as much value to your home or protection as a tree will. I have a maple with dark green leaves in my front yard. Because I live in a cul-de-sac, the pie-shaped nature of the lot allows only enough space for this single tree in the front yard. The backyard is another story. (It is a jungle of pines, spruces, crab apples, white poplar and a willow.) My maple has never rewarded me with beautiful fall color. The leaves stay green until late in the color season. Then they suddenly turn brownish and then fall off into big piles. However, after our long lingering fall last year they turned a yellowish hue. I love this tree. It provides shade in the front of my house and it

has grown to a substantial size in a decade in a half, so that it nearly covers the front of my house. Unlike most other homeowners, I use part of my front yard as a living space. There is a curved foot and a half foot high planter that borders a patio area, which is adjoined by a front yard deck. My husband and I enjoy sitting on this deck in the evenings. He especially loves this space on a Friday, his favorite night of the week. The tree shelters the view of our outdoor living space from the outside world and gives the feeling of separation from the wide expanse of asphalt in our cul-de-sac. But there is streetlight located on the far corner of our driveway. This beacon has been an irritation for years in the otherwise joyous time relaxing on our front deck in the dark. We have discussed how some day a branch from the tree might cover the light and we’d visually measure how long it could take. In the mean time, he would threaten sabotaging the light. This summer a branch finally reached out far enough to filter the light’s intruding rays. Yes! It is tempting when choosing a tree for one’s front yard to choose

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staff, failed to procure a competitive bid this past winter. The bid was made necessary by the Federal Transit Administration condition that the transit operator be vetted through a bid process in order for the city to continue to receive Federal subsidies for bus transit. State and Federal subsidies cover the vast majority of the cost to operate the city’s bus transit. “City Lines never had a leg to stand on and the judge ruled that they didn’t have a leg to stand on,” said city council member Michael Wojcik, who had been individually named in a defamation lawsuit brought by RCL, stemming from statements made on his blog and through social media. “I hope we’re getting to the end of this, the taxpayers are losing a fortune on this baseless case,” he said. Judge Chase did agree with RCL on one point; that they should be allowed to keep the schedule that they had been running. RCL forfeited rights to this when they did not run a fleet of buses and eventually suspended operations on July 2nd. City Lines general manager Dan Holter blamed the city for the company’s inability to continue to operate. “We have been hobbled and disadvantaged by the city. We will operate to the best of our ability, limited by the loss of pass-through federal and

state subsidies and the raiding of our workforce,” Holter said in a statement. In addition, Holter maintains that the city raided tickets, passes, and schedules during an audit. Holter indicated that the suspension of service was temporary in a later statement. Rochester City Lines continues to operate intercity commuter buses and coach buses through its affiliate, Heartland Tours. Meanwhile, the transition to Rochester Public Transit, operated by First Transit, went forward with minimal confusion. Most of the bus drivers and mechanics had been employed by Rochester City Lines. Rochester Public Transit general manager Randy Huston, who had been operations manager at RCL up until this winter, said that the buses were operating as planned throughout the first week. “We had a few new facility hiccups on Monday, but other than that everything is going very smoothly. We will continue to offer improved bus service.” Rochester Public Transit will honor transfers from commuter buses at least until the end of the year. In-city public transportation will have different contact information. The phone number is now 328RIDE and the website is www. rptride.com

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Twin Cities. Fortunately, some new elm cultivars have been developed that are resistant to Dutch elm disease. Oddly with the demise of the grand old elms, some of the pruning practices for elms have been forgotten and need to be relearned. A book was recently written to re-

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GRANItE Fabricating & installing granite countertops since 1997 We offer the most experienced granite fabrication facility in SE Minn. 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

JUNK RECYCLERS, LLC Olmsted County’s newest and most affordable Junk Recyclers • Residential & • Yard Waste Commercial Property • Storage Unit/ Clean-up Apartment Eviction • Renovation Debris Removal • Estate Cleanout • Appliance/ • Hoarder Cleanout Electronics Recycling We Offer: Same Day Service • Free Estimates • Maximum Recycling & Proper Disposal of Items • Fully Insured Simple • Affordable • Green 507-216-2365 • junk_recyclers@yahoo.com

26-10/17

KItChEN DESIGN We turn DreAMs into DreAM KitcHens Full Service Custom Kitchens We Feature Custom Design, Planning and Installation... PLUS...Personal Service, Honest Pricing and Pride In Our Craftsmanship 25 Years Locally Owned & Operated KitcHens plus 4216 Hwy 52 N, Rochester 507-281-4845 Check out our monthly specials on our website! www.kitchensplusmn.com • jeffmoon@kitchensplusmn.com

26-10/10

LAWN/LANDSCAPE GreG’s lAWn cAre & snoWploWinG resiDentiAl & coMMerciAl • Mowing • Trimming • Core Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing lAnDscApinG • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch • Seeding • Cement Work • Patios • Sidewalks • Driveways • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK We Will Do it All • 26 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated free estiMAtes 507-261-7597 (Greg)

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Fabricate and Install GRANiTE & QUARTz STARTiNG AT $37.99* Unbeatable Price! Call Today! TLC Surfaces, LLC 714 NW Co. 3, Byron, MN 55920 507-884-6728 • 507-424-1800 Visit our Showroom: M 9am-5pm; T-TH 9am-6pm; F 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm www.tlcsurfaces.com

26-10/17

hANDyMAN WizARD HANDYMAN • Interior and Exterior Work • Fences • Decks • Sheds • Drywall/Taping • Painting • Ceiling • Texturing • Bathrooms • Ceramic & Vinyl Tile Small Jobs Welcome • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed 507-281-4091 or 358-2971 (cell) Lic#BC20512722

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JEFF WETzSTEiN WETzSTEiN CONSTRUCTiON, LLC. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed Call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563

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WenDts lAWn cAre “Spring Cleanups” • Mowing • Dethatching • Shrub Removal • Trimming Associations/Commercial/Residential Snow Removal Available Over 30 Years Experience & Fully Insured Guaranteed To Save You Dollars! 507-259-9696 (Roger)

FRiENDLY JAMiE ROLSTAD “People with Old-Fashion Work Ethic” • Many repeat customers • We offer residential service only • Spring/Fall yard clean ups • Mowing • Snow Removal • Tree Trimming & Smaller Tree Removal • Shrub Trimming • Landscaping • Foundation Build up • Brick Edging • Mulch/Rock/Dirt Hauling & Placement • Bobcat work and more Licensed and Insured • FREE Estimates Please Call Jamie 507-281-2858

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BlADe of GrAss lAWncAre & snoWploWinG llc Spring & Fall Cleanups • Lawn Mowing • Tree/Shrub Pruning • Aerating & Dethatching • Driveway/Walkway Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Tilling • Landscaping • Snow Removal • Holiday Lighting Residential/Commercial • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed. Credit Cards Accepted 507-273-6402 4-7/18tfn

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CUNNINGHAM LAWN & SHRUB CARE People Who Care Spring Clean-ups • Aeration Fertilization and Weed Control • Mowing & Trimming Shrub & Tree Trimming & Cleanup No Job Too Small or Too Big! Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440

CADWELL DRYWALL, LLC Sheetrock - Taping - Ceiling & Wall Texturing Interior/ Exterior Painting & Staining Installation and Removal of all Wall Coverings FREE ESTIMATES Residential and Commercial “Quality you can depend on” (507) 269-7419

BRAUER ROOFING INC DEDICATED To EXCELLENCE • Complete Residential Roofing Services • Architectural Shingles • Steel Shingles • Architectural Standing Seam Steel • Attic Insulation • Gutters • Repairs • Flat Roofs • 50yr 100% Warranty Programs (non-prorated) • Written Workmanship and Clean-up Guarantee • TENURED SELECT SHINGLEMASTER (only 139 in world) • Manufacturer Trained Installers • Insurance and Warranty claims Call Jeff For a Free Estimate: (507) 421-0522

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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PARkER LAWN CARE Over 25 years experience • Mowing • Spring/Fall Cleanup • • Aeration • Dethatching •Shrub & Tree Trimming • • Garden Tilling • Gutter Cleanup • Free Estimates • Reliable 507-269-5600 Residential • Commercial Everyone deserves a little “PLC” www.parkerlc.com

26-10/3

DO IT YOURSELF LANDSCAPE DESIGN Your full-service landscape contractor. Specializing in landscape plans easily implemented by you, the home-owner. Offering all landscape services; including detailed landscape designs, free plant pickup and delivery, landscape installation, and lawn and landscape maintenance. You Can Do It, With a Little Help. Serving Rochester and surrounding areas. 10+ years experience. Licensed & insured. Call or email today: 507-367-2780 brandonbrodin@doityourselflandscapedesign.com www.doityourselflandscapedesign.com

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507 LANDSCAPING AND SERvICES, LLC Mowing • Trimming • Aeration Tilling • Edging • All Concrete Work Free Estimates www.507landscaping.com 507-271-4244

MASONRY QUALITY RESTORATION • Tuck Point Specialist • Brick • Block • Stone • Chimneys • Foundations • Retaining Walls • All Concrete Work • Complete Restoration Photo Resume & References Available 507-272-1622 Doug Boatright DaBoaty@gmail.com

4-7/25

MOtORCYCLE S&W MOTORCYCLE PAINTING AND REPAIR Collision/Accident Repair • Insurance Claims Welcome Custom or OEM Quality Painting • Custom Air Brush or Graphics • Accessories, Tires and Wheels Sold and Installed for Harley Davidson and Metric Motorcycles We also Repair and Refinish Snowmobiles, Golf Carts, ATV’s, Tractors and PWC’s and More We can Weld Plastic, Steel or Aluminum • Some Service work offered • Pick up and Delivery Available visit www.swmotorcyclepainting.com for contact information or Call 507.421.2717 or 507.261.6680 Located near Rochester, MN

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THE HOUSE PAINTERS INT./EXT. • Log, Cedar & Deck Restoration • Siding of All Types • Wall & Ceiling Repairs • Pressure Washing • Taping & Texturing • Wallpaper Removal • Woodwork Refinishing • Epoxy Floor Finishes • Concrete Staining & Sealing • Basement Waterproofing Sikkens & Cabinet Wood Finishes • Insured • Free Estimates 507-271-1722

26-9/19

FRIENDLY JIM’S PAINTING and OUTDOOR SERvICES Experienced Interior/Exterior Painting Whole-house Repaints • Deck Repair & Staining Mowing, Raking, Yard Clean-up • Landscaping Painting • Decks • Shrub Trimming • Small Tree Removal Junk Hauling • Grunt Work • Odd Jobs of All Kinds! Call Jim at 507-252-8561 Friendly Jim’s: Serving Southeastern Minnesota Since 2000 13-9/12

26-10/31

DARRELL’S PAINTING 30 DAY SPECIAL!!! Home outstide painting. Power Wash Outside Interior/Exterior painting (2 coats) Will Paint Vinyl & Steel Siding • Insured • 38 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!! 507-358-6979 (Cell) Will Travel Where This Paper Travels

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REMODELING & REPAIR JEFF WETzSTEIN WETzSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Complete Home Remodeling & Repair • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Roofing • Tiling • Flooring • Garages • Sheds • Landscaping • Fences • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed Call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563 4-7/18tfn

REPLACEMENt WINDOWS

MUSIC LESSONS PURE ROCk STUDIOS Rochester’s Newest Music Lesson Studio Lessons taught by Professionals Private and group lessons available • Drums • Guitar • Bass Guitar • Keyboards • Vocal 30 minute and 1 hour lessons available Students of ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS welcome Call or email for a FREE trial lesson 323-481-9108 ryan@purerockstudio.com

26-9/26

PAINtING FRANk’S PAINTING FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING NEEDS!! “Affordable Quality” Interior • Exterior Staining • Textured Ceilings & Walls • Deck Restoration • Drywall/Taping • Quality Work • Insured • Reasonable Rates Free Estimates • References Available Frank 536-7766 We Accept Credit Cards 10 Year Advertiser in this publication www.FranksPaintingOnline.com

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JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior SPECIAL: 3 ROOMS FOR $279 (Paint Not Included) Add 2 Additional Rooms For $100 26 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361

TWO GUYS CONSTRUCTION OF ROCHESTER, LLC Family owned & operated Owens Corning Preferred Contractor Extended Warranty Options Roofing (Asphalt & Metal) New Home Construction & Remodeling Garages & Decks Snowplowing (Residential & Commercial) Free Estimates - Licensed & Insured References Available *vETERAN’S DISCOUNT* Call Scott Nierman 507-696-2163

26-8/8

CLEAR CHOICE WINDOWS OF ROCHESTER Low Price Window Guarantee Triple pane windows for the same price as double pane windows Call for free estimate 507-280-2444 Low Price Window Guarantee

ROOFING STEvE GENTRY CONSTRUCTION, LLC “WE TREAT YouR hoME AS IF IT WERE ouR oWN” • New Roofs • Tear Offs • Storm Damage • Warranty Claims • Insulation • New Construction & Remodeling • Siding • Decks & Patios • Windows • Doors • Garages Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References GIvE US A CALL TODAY! Office 208-4501 or Steve’s Cell 250-5263 www.stevegentryconstruction.com Email: Steve@stevegentryconstruction.com Lic.#BC593908

26-9/19

REDEMPTIvE ROOFING, LLC. • New Roofs • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • 24 Hr. Res./Comm. Leak Repair • Steel Shingles • Chimney Flashing • Gutter Cleaning • Lawn Care • Snow Removal • Storm Damage Certified Professional Installer Workmanship GUARANTEED Competitive Pricing Licensed, Bonded and Insured Call now for Free Estimate 507-251-9220 Lic.# 20638833

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MN LIC# BC637908

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SHEEtROCK/DRYWALL

PAINtING & DECORAtING SPECHT PAINTING & DECORATING • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Professional & Reliable • 26 Years Experience • Painting & Staining • Interior & Exterior • Drywall Finishing • Wall & Ceiling Texturing • Application of All Wallcoverings & Borders • Decorative Finishing • Power Washing • Fully Insured For a FREE ESTIMATE call 507-271-3373

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CADWELL DRYWALL, LLC Sheetrock - Taping - Ceiling & Wall Texturing Interior/ Exterior Painting & Staining Installation and Removal of all Wall Coverings FREE ESTIMATES Residential and Commercial “Quality you can depend on” (507) 269-7419

CHRISTIAN’S REMODELING, LLC Sheetrock • Taping • Wall & Ceiling Texturing Painting • Carpet • Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Roofing • Stucco • Stone • Siding 16 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES ANY TIME For a Good Clean Quality Job Done Right Call: (507) 536-4928 or (507) 358-3247 (cell) (507) 282-2164 (fax) christiansremodeling10@yahoo.com

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ABC SEAMLESS OF ROCHESTER, INC. Seamless Siding • Seamless Fascia Gutter • Windows • Doors • Soffit & Fascia • Roofing • & Decks Licensed and Insured FREE Estimates 507-281-5112 • Office 507-208-1685

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SIDING & GUttERS

26-9/26

JB ExTERIORS OF ROCHESTER, LLC • Siding • Windows • Seamless Gutters All Your Exterior Needs References Available Guaranteed Quality Service - Fully Insured WHY PAY MORE? Call Jason for your FREE Estimate 507-272-4524

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR ALL CHECk SMALL ENGINE REPAIR $49 Walk Behind Push Mower Tune-Up Special We service all makes (gas & diesel) • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Welding & Fabrication Available FREE PICk-UP OF OLD LAWN MOWERS, TRACTORS, BLOWERS, ETC. Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-990-8054

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EARL’S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, INC. Lawn & Garden Equipment Repair, Pickup & Deliver Service Warranty Provided Ariens, Gravely and Stihl Dealer New and Used Equipment 1099 Hwy. 14 Frontage Rd. NW, Byron, MN 55920 Phone 507-775-6456 • Fax 507-775-2926 Sales • Service • Repair

26-9/26

StONE WOODMUN MASONRY, LLC Stone & Tile for: New Housing • Remodels • Fireplaces • Outdoor Kitchens Stone Accent Walls • Tile Backsplashes • Tile Floors Call for a Free Estimate Alex - 507-358-6943 “Like” us on Facebook for pics

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tREE/LAWN/StUMP

GRIND UNWANTED TREE STUMPS AWAY! Start with Trust! Call ANDSTAR 507-259-6214 (ASk FOR NEIL) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service Lic.#06-11 26-8/29

WAtERPROOFING

LIEBENOW WATERPROOFING • Basement Waterproofing • New Construction Installation • Drain Tile • Sump Pumps • Mold-resistant Panels • Waterproofing Painting • Window Wells References Available • Residential/Commercial For a FREE Estimate Call 507-951-1028

26-10/17

BASEMENT WATER CONTROL SINCE 1965 •Free Estimates• Beaver Systems, sump pump systems, battery operated sump pumps, under floor drain tile, ProFlow drain systems, under ground outside drains for sump pumps & down spouts, Hold-Right wall Anchors to repair & stabilize cracked & moving basement walls. If you have a basement repair problem we can probably solve it. OWNERS: ARLEIGH & SCOTT BENIkE www.basementwatercontrol.net Rochester 507-281-2714 or Toll Free 1-877-461-9994

26-8/8

ALL-STAR BASEMENTS Waterproofing Solutions • Multiple Basement Waterproofing Options • Foundation Repair • Crawl Space Solutions Many References Available FREE ESTIMATES - Call Today! 507-259-7776 • 800-992-7942 www.AllStarBasements.com Mention this ad and receive $100 off your basement waterproofing system! 26-11/7 AMERICAN WATERWORkS Basement Systems Basement Waterproofing Solutions Free Estimates • Financing Options Locally Owned and Operated for over 25 years Contractor Licensed and Plenty of References Call 1-800-795-1204 to set up a free inspection or check us out on the web at www.american-waterworks.com Mention this ad and receive $100 off your waterproofing system.

26-10/3

WINDOWS/DOORS LARSON SIDING & WINDOWS In business since 1958 SE Minnesota’s Largest Siding & Window Dealer Offering great specials on all types of siding, windows, doors, seamless gutters, sunroom, decks & more WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD! 507-288-7111 or 800-221-7111 Lic.#0001482

26-11/17

RYAN WINDOWS & SIDING INC • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Siding, Roofing, Blown Insulation, Injection Foam, Decks, Doors, Awnings, Gutters & Trim • Bruce Ryan 34 Years In Home Improvement • Our Buying Power Means Saving to You! Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 www.ryan-ws.com • ryan@ryan-ws.com Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077

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JEFF WETzSTEIN WETzSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Complete Home Remodeling • Replacement Windows • New Construction Windows • Storm Doors • Patio Doors • Siding (Steel, Vinyl, Wood) • Etc. 35 Years of Experience #1 Quality Customer Satisfaction Insured & Licensed Call Jeff 507-529-1833 Lic#20634563 4-7/18tfn 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 www.bobs-construction.com Lic.# 004842

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OLMSTED COUNTY JOURNAL

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Coffee Get-together in Chatfield, 9-10am, Chosen Valley Assisted Living. Seasons Hospice Grief Education Support Group. Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info.* Rochester Newcomers Connection: 10am, Barlows Hy-Vee, 1315 6th Street NW Rochester. For more information, call Brenda at 421-4553 Castle Quilters at Thursdays on 1st and 3rd: 10am-2pm, Rochester Senior Center. Rochester Public Library: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop, Auditorium, 2pm.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country Listeners and players welcome, 6:309:30pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE, Rochester.*

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

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:00 am, at Ron’s Restaurant in American Best Value Inn on South Broadway. For more information, call 507289-2263.* Nature Walk at Chester Woods Park, 9-10:30am, Chester Woods County Park, 8378 Hwy 14 East, Eyota. 14th Annual Butterfly Count- Quarry Hill Nature Center, 9am. 701 Silver Creek Rd NE Rochester. Christmas in July book sale- 10am-1pm, Rochester Public Library foyer. Bingo at American Legion: 1pm, Post 92, 315 First Avenue NW Rochester. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. * Saturdays at Slatterly Music and Movie in the Park- 7pm-11pm. Music by Tim Hildebrandt and the movie Madagascar at 9:30pm.

Classifieds ChaddoCk TruCk & auTo SaleS 7 MILES EAST OF ROCHESTER ON US 14 • Rochester, MN • 288-3346

‘05 Trailblazer - 3rd Row ......................................CALL ‘05 Aveo - 5 Spd, 113K! .....................................$4,995 ‘04 Cavalier - Auto, 117K................................... $5,495 ‘04 Venture - 102K, 4 Dr....................................$5,295 ‘04 Gr Prix - GTP, Loaded ....................................CALL ‘03 PT Cruiser - Sunroof, Leather .........................CALL ‘03 Explorer - 131K, Sunroof .................................CALL ‘03 Neon - 117K, Auto ........................................ $3,995 ‘03 Alero - 4 Dr, Auto ........................................$4,995 ‘03 Gr Am GT - 124K.............................................CALL ‘02 Impala - 4 Dr, Auto .....................................$4,995 ‘02 Malibu - 113K, 4 Dr ...................................... $3,995 ‘02 Venture - 4 Dr, CD ...................................... $3,995 ‘02 Town & Ctry - Heated Seats .....................$4,495 Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm •

‘02 Ram 1500 - Crew Cab, 4x4 ...........................CALL ‘02 Explorer - 3rd Seat ...................................... $5,495 ‘02 F150 - Ext Cab, 5 Spd, 4x4 ...........................$5,295 Sold ‘02 Bonneville - 4 Dr, 145K ...................................CALL ‘02 Gr Am - Red, 124K .......................................$5,795 ‘01 Impala - 4 Dr, Auto ...................................... $3,995 ‘01 S10 - Crew Cab, 4x4 ........................................CALL ‘01 Suburban - Heated Seats ...............................CALL ‘01 Town & Ctry - Quadseating .......................$3,495 ‘01 Expedition - 3rd Seat.......................................CALL ‘01 F150 - Crew, 4x4, Auto ....................................CALL ‘01 Camry - 4 Dr, Auto...........................................CALL ‘87 Camaro - Z28, T-top ...................................$4,495 Next to Chester Woods!

BUY - SELL TRADE

Oronoco Auto Parts and Auto Sales

410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • www.oronocoautoparts.com Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 ‘97 Voyager - Blue, 226K ...............$1,295 ‘00 Neon - Gold, 114K ....................$2,695 ‘00 Voyager - Gold, 120K ...............$2,495

‘98 Grand Cherokee - Red, 4x4, SHARP! 188K .................................................$1,995 ‘99 Taurus - Blue, 190K ..................$1,695

‘00 Taurus - Maroon, 168K .............$2,395

‘93 Toyota T100 - 4x4, Red, 200K, Clean, Lower Miles on Motor .......................$2,695

‘95 Voyager - Maroon, 165K ..........$1,095 ‘98 Expedition - Blue, 4x4, 168K ...$2,995 ‘91 Ford Conv. Van - Red, 111K .. $1,495

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. * Pilot Mound Lutheran Church- 39th Annual Ice Cream Social featuring the Chatfield Brass Band, serving at 6pm, music at 7pm.

MONDAY, JULY 16 Rochester Area Senior Softball, 9am, McQuillan Softball field. Open to men 50 and older and women 40 and older. Call Ben at 507-288-4768 or Randy at 507-2060118 for more information. Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Public Library: Computer Basics Workshop, Meeting Room B, 1pm.

DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, 5:30-6:30pm, St. Marys Hospital, Generose Bldg., room 2-120, Sister Helen Hayes Lecture Hall. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.

‘95 Dakota - 200K, Blue .................$1,295 ‘96 Sable - White, 154K..................$1,695 ‘93 Toyota T100 - 4x4, Red, Clean, 200K ..$2,695

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hangups 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. *

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Organ Recital by John A. Schultz, 12:15pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 6th Ave. SW, Rochester.* Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Contact Charles Bysheim at 2814455 or Pam Styder at 281-2547 for more info. * Rochester Downtown Farmers MarketTuesday Market, 2-6pm. 37th St. and 9th Ave NW (just west of Hy-Vee). La Leche League of Rochester- The Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby, 6:45pm, Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave SW Rochester, meeting room in lower level.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Toastmasters group- Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in your chosen path. Every Wednesday, 7-8am. For more information, contact gmichaelnolan@aol.com or 507-282-4505.* Rochester Area Senior Softball, 9am, McQuillan Softball field. Open to men 50 and older and women 40 and older. Call Ben at 507-288-4768 or Randy at 507-2060118 for more information. Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.* Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market2-6pm, Kmart Parking lot at 3rd Ave and 9th St. SE. *

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AUTO FOR SALE: 1982 Chevy Corvette- Red T-top. $8,500 OBO. Call 507-3830589 leave message. (Albert Lea, MN) a27,4,11- x 1929 Mercedes Benz Gazelle. Kit car 1992 Chevy Engine and Turbo 200 automatic transmission, 3 convertible tops, excellent condition, road ready. 289-7992 a11,18- x

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‘97 Taurus - Blue, 140K ..................$1,895

‘05 Impala - Blue, 159K .................$3,995 ‘97 Avenger - Red, 177K ................$1,395

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Parents Kevin Tart & Julie Broadwater Grandparents Dan & Kathy Broadwater Dave & Kathy Tart

Congratulations!

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Consider this new development opportunity in Preston, Minnesota Bunge Construction (Lic. #BC007867)

is offering to develop a 60’x120’ vacant lot for your residential needs. This corner lot is located at 313 Center Street NE in Preston, Minnesota. The lot is on a quiet street, 1 1/2 blocks from the Root River Bike Trail, 1 block from the post office and 3 1/2 blocks from the grocery store and downtown area. The area is zoned for a 1 or 2 family structure. •Lease to purchase options available •Unit examples are available to be viewed by appointment For more information call: Andy Bunge • 507.251.7952


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Classifieds

CALL 507-288-5201 • FAX 507-288-9560 E-MAIL: news@olmstedcountyjournal.com

WANTED

GARAGE SALES

FOR RENT

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

Oronoco Village Market begins Friday, June 15 3-6. For info call Julie at 507-367-4532. g13,20,27,4,11- o oTo Visit oVisited

WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES & MEMORABILIA PRE 1980: Running or not. Top Cash Paid. 845-389-3239 (MFPA)

Garage Sale: Thu, Fri, Sat, July 12,13,14, 8am-4pm. Men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, household items, appliances, furniture and more. 1002 13th St. SE Rochester. g11- x oTo Visit oVisited

FOR RENT: Kasson Senior Housing: 1 bedroom, recently updated flooring and fixtures, laundry room, elevator and community room. Rent based on income, 62+, handicapped or disabled. Equal Housing Opportunity 634-4188 r11tfn- o

WANTED: used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay-outs. 507-269-2092 w6/27-8/20- x WANTED: Used musical instruments. Any condition considered. Call 507-765-3830. w11,18- x

Garage Sale: 601 2nd Ave SE Hayfield, July 13, 8-6pm. Clothing, furniture, household, tools, patio set, sporting goods, misc. g11- o

MOBILE HOMES 1971 14x60 Mobile Home for sale. Must be moved from site. Call 507-421-8229 for details. mh11- x

REAL ESTATE RANCH HOME - 353 + Frontage WI, Chippewa River, fenced 3 acres, handicapped accessibility, porch/deck, privacy. 507-280-1947. e8/29- x LAKE PROPERTY/LAKE PEPIN. Waterfront lake lot, deep water access. Park model trailer with loft. Carport, patios, sprinkler system, beach. $130K. Call 507-282-0934 or 507-271-3029. e27,4- x Stewartville, 3BR, split level, large family room with large gas fireplace. 3 car heated garage. Large deck and patio, brick paved driveway. Ideal location near bike/walking path/ 272-9840 e11,18- x House for sale: 212 Houston St. Preston. 2 BR, 1 bath, newly updated. 2 storage sheds. Quiet location neaer bike trail. 507-259-6285 e11,18,25,1- x

• 1990 Marshfield 14x70 2BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, A/C, D/W, Range Hood, 10x12 Deck, Shed, 325 55th St. NE, Lot #105 Hallmark Terrace - $11,000 • 1998 Schult 16x80 Essex 2BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Dishwasher, A/C, W/D, 325 55th St. NE Lot #125 Hallmark Terrace - $28,000 • 2001 Friendship 28x56 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Built-in microwave, W/D, A/C - #106 Zumbro Ridge - $47,000 • 1991 Schult 28x56 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, D/W, Microwave, E PRICCED C/A, Deck, 515 55th NE St., U Rochester - $32,000 $30,000 RED • 1999 Century 28x76 4BR, 3BA, Dishwasher, W/D, Water Softener, Fireplace, 2128 sq. ft., New steel roof, too many options to list, 102 21st St. NW, Stewartville - Southern Hills - $69,900 • 1996 Marshfield 16x80 3BR, 2BA, Gas Stove, Refrig, W/D, E PRICCED Water Softener, Fireplace, U New Roof & Newer Shed, RED Located at 325 55th St. NE Lot #35, Hallmark Terrace - $27,000 $25,000 • 2000 Friendship 16x70 3BR, 2BA, Gas Stove, Refrig, Range, W/D, C/A. 1618 Marion Rd. SE, Lot #165, Oak Terrace - $33,000 • 2000 Skyline 16x72 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Dishwasher. 3611 85th St. NW, #49 Oronoco Estates - $37,900 • 1977 Marshfield 14x70 2BR, 1 BA, Stove, Refrig, Sunken Living Room, Newer Berber Carpet, Fresh Paint, 6x12 Deck. 325 55th NE, Lot #85 Hallmark Terrace - $7,500

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• 2008 Friendship 28x80 5BR, 3BA, Cabin type interior - $65,000

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SERVICES Same day iPhone repair specialist. We come to you for a truly mobile service. Phone Doc 507-218-1012. s5/23-7/25- x DON’T HAVE TIME or resources to sell your stuff on ebay? Let me do it all for you! Call 507-271-6362 for more information. s20,27,4,11- x Private Caregiver/companion available. Full or part-time. 16 years nursing experience, 8 years private. Assist with ADL’s, meal prep, light housekeeping, shopping, etc. Dependable, loving and caring. References, call Deb at 507272-2135, leave message. v11- x

SPORTING GOODS MEL’S GOLF CARS, LLC. New and used gas and electric Yamaha Golf Carts are in Stock! Other New Models are available along with over 50 used Carts to choose from. Now demonstrating the all New 2012 Fuel Injected Yamaha Gas Golf Carts. Will take trades. Mel’s Golf Cars provides the highest quality in all their golf carts. Stop and Shop at 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or Call Mel at 507-438-2705. sg27,4,11,18,25,1x

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s8tfn- x FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s8tfn- x 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 Pianos, Digital pianos, church organs- New, used, sales and serviceCall Dewey Kruger Music, Northwood Iowa. 800-933-5830, deweykrugermusic. com s20,27,4- x

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928

For Rent: 2 bedroom 1 bath apt. for rent in Stewartville. $695 per month including heat, trash, garage and offstreet parking. 1 month deposit. Call Linda 507-272-0684 r11,18- x FOR RENT: Hayfield Senior Housing: 1 BR, new carpet, appliances and fixtures, controlled access/entry, laundry room, elevator and community room. Rent based on income, 62+, handicapped or disabled. EHO 477-2316, 6344188 or 216-7919. r15tfn- o LOOKING FOR female to share house (NW). $645+ 1/2 utilities. Private unfurnished level, NS, NP. 1 year lease. Quiet area. Close to busline. Garage. Check out visual tour at http://www.visualtour. com/show.asp?t=2798601. 507-273-3354 r27,4- x ROOMS FOR RENT: Quiet furnished rooms, nice neighborhood, near downtown and bus line. Utilities paid. Ph. 507288-6647. r11,18,25- x

REC. VEHICLES RV’s....Over 150 New and Used Campers in stock! Financing Available! Visit our “New” RV Parts Megastore... the Largest in Iowa and try our Award Winning Service Dept. Campsite RV “Where our Family Treats You Like Family” Hwy. 9 West, Cresco, Iowa 1-800-556-0266 www.campsiterv.com rv29EOW- o

FARM For Sale: UTILITY VEHICLES: 2- 2007 Kawasaki 600 Mules Cab 2WD $4,500.00 a piece. SKIDLOADERS: Gehl: 1987 3510 Gas Hrs: 2145 $5,750.00, 1991 3410 diesel $6,350.00, 1998 John Deere 3375 Diesel Hrs: 1114 $,7500.00, Case: 1845C $12999 85XT $16,999.00, Bobcats: 873 New Motor: $19,500.00, T200 $19,500.00 Mustang 342 $7,750.00. MOWERS: JD 455 Diesel C/H Blower/blade Deck 60” $8,750.00, JD 425 $3,000.00, TRACTORS: JD 955 Loader Deck 60” Hrs:655 4WD $11,500.00, Ford 4400 gas loader $6,750.00, IH 706 C/H Gas $6,900.00. Call for Appt. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN 56007. Buy-Sell-Trade Home: 507-377-1137, Cell: 507-383-7012, Website: jeffnielsensales.com Email: nielsen81@charter.net. Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment 48 years in business! Cell: 507-279-1303. f11,18,25- x 74IH 766 80 HP dsl 3 p.t. dual hydraulics and PTO 8200 hours, strong motor-torque cab, straight, original, $7750- trade? 320543-3523 f11- x

FOR SALE THRILL DAD with 100 percent guaranteed, deliveredñto-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 69 percent - PLUS 2 FREE GIFTS - THRILL THE GRILL ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-877356-2704 or www.OmahaSteaks.com/ dd29 use code 45393RLS (MFPA) MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year MoneyBack Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 888-695-5991 (MFPA) 4-year-old twin mattress and spring. 2 sets of sheets. 2 pads, one electric. $65. 281-4498 s11- o It doesn’t cost $500 to drive to Fairmont, but you could save that much by comparing my silver and gold prices! Kuehl’s Coins, Fairmont, MN, 10:305:30 M-Sat. 507-235-3886 s11,18,25- x Kiln-dried lumber, from our sawmill to the kiln to you. Aspen to walnut. Shady Haven Tree Farm. Myron Schattle 507367-4402 Oronoco. s11,18,25,1- x

PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE SALEM TOWNSHIP RE-CONVENE ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Salem Township, Olmsted County, State of Minnesota that the Annual Meeting will re-convene at 7:00 p.m. on July 25, 2102, to set the levies for the township for the year 2013 as prescribed by law. The Salem Township Board of Supervisors has provided recommendations for the levies for 2013. They are as follows: Road and Bridge $114,000.00 Fire $ 45,50000 First Responders $ 3,000.00 General Revenue $ 40,200.00 Consisting of: Building Updates $ 2,000.00 General Revenue $ 8,000.00 Wages $ 21,000.00 Insurance $3,200.00 Emergency Services $6.000.00 Total 2013 Levy $202,700.00   Board members will update residents on the request for maintenance on two blacktop roads in our township at this meeting. Please plan to attend this important meeting. www.salemmn.org  Publish 11,18

Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: COLLECTIONS FASHIONS 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 111 S. BROADWAY, #204 ROCHESTER, MN 55904 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. THE NORDIC SHOPS, INC. 111 S. BROADWAY, #202 ROCHESTER, MN 55904 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 Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 6-01-12 Signed: /s/ Walter E. Hanson III Publish 27,4

EMPLOYMENT Help Us Help Others. There’s never been a better time to reach out to those in need. At Home Instead Senior Care, we’re seeking quality people who wish to make a difference by helping local seniors in their homes. Flexible schedules. No certification required, but passion for senior care is. Apply online: www.rochesterseniorcare.com or call M-F, 8am - 4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk2- x Help Wanted!!! Make extra income mailing our brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.theworkhub.net (VOID IN SD) (MFPA) Drivers: 2-3 day routes. Benefits, $57K avg 1st yr., 2nd yr 62K. CDL-A, 1 yr t/t Exp. Apply: www.MBMcareers. com. MBM in Mason City, IA. h11,18x ADVOCARE provides huge income opportunity. Part-time work from home. Give life to your dreams! Lindsey Derby 563-543-8321 h6/20-8/8- x LOCAL SCHOOL custodians needed beginning 2012-2013 school year. Must pass criminal background check. Email or fax resume to: jobs@servicesolutionscenter.com. Fax: 507-292-7870. h27tfno Be your own boss! Unlimited income potential with products that work! 952270-6190. h27,4- x Mental Health Case Management and ARMHS Mental Health Practitioner. See MN DHS website for qualifications. (dhs.state.mn.us) non-enrollable providers/resume PO Box 536, Austin, MN 55912 h11- 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. h11,18,25- x

Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: NORSE TRADITIONS, A/S 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 111 S. BROADWAY, #202 ROCHESTER, MN 55904 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. THE NORDIC SHOPS, INC. 111 S. BROADWAY, #202 ROCHESTER, MN 55904 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 Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 6-01-12 Signed: /s/ Walter Hanson CallE. it in!III Publish 27,4 507-288-5201

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CMG is hirinG perManent produCtion positions For Reichel Foods South and North plants in Rochester, MN. 3 shifts available. Vacation, Holiday and Benefits offered. Starting pay $7.50-$9.50. Please call Kelsey for more details at 507-923-4955 or come to the CMG Office at 3707 Commercial Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902 to fill out an application. We do national background checks and drug testing.

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Eyota Days 2012

July 16-22nd

Simply Stylin’ Hair Studio

We strive to provide the best car care service at the most affordable price!

Brandi | Megan

$

30 OFF TUNE-UP

Check compression, clean/replace spark plugs, & air filter, inspect/ replace distributor cap & rotor. Inspect ignition cables. Adjust timing and idle speed.

115 Center Avenue S Eyota, MN 55934 507.799.0300 M 10-6 | T • W • Th10-8 | F 10-6 | Sa 8-2 or by appt.

Friday, July 20

Save Gas & Get

$

20 OFF

Transmission Service

15% OFF All A/C Services

w/ replace filter & transmission flush

Rate: 50/hr

$

507-545-9959 Call and make your appointment today! ASE Master certified technician

Proudly serving Eagle Country since 2005

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DJ music

Total Music with Alan Reed and Tony Hunt

Sunday, July 22nd Custom Bike Show

Call Jerry for any of your real estate needs.

Signup 12:30-1:30pm • Burn Out Pit!

Bean Bag Tournament

Drive a Little Save A Lot!

1:00pm • 100% Money Payout!!

Full Automotive & Diesel Care Center

Jerry Enright • 507-250-6312 • jenright@pbofmn.com

Come in and try our new soft serve ice cream creations!! • Ice Cream Cones •

PRESTIGE

Open House Saturday, July 21 12-3 pm Auto & Diesel Care Center Refreshments, food, & prizes!

(Regular or Waffle)

• Sundaes • • Milkshakes • • Chillers •

Our soft serve ice cream combined with your favorite flavor

Jason Ryan & Craig Horan - Owners 224 Sandstone Dr. NW, Eyota, MN 55934 Toll Free 1.866.343.4849 | 507.799.0015 prestigeautocarecenter.com

215 S Front Street SW, Eyota MN

(Oreo, Heath Bar, Turtle, Snickers, M&M, Cookie Dough, Brownie Bites, Strawberry Cheese Cake, Butterfingers, Peanut Butter Cup)

CHECK OUT OUR PIZZA MENU • DINE IN OR CARRY OUT

Find Simple Soaps at : • Rochester Farmer’s Market • • Winona Farmer’s Market • • Thursdays on First and Third • • Storefront in Dover •

Country Curtains & Crafts 111 Center Ave So, Eyota

Crafts • Antiques • Custom Upholstery • Custom Window Coverings Check Us Out!

218 N. Main Street • Dover, MN 55929 www.SimpleGoatSoaps.com M - T 10am-5pm • W 9am-3pm • Th Closed • F - Sa 10am-7pm Su 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month 10am-3pm

Stop in and try our

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS

Delicious Homemade Meals

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Weekend Entertainment! 217 Main St. N, Dover, MN • 507.932.5330 • Check us out at www.roadtripbarandgrill.com STEAKHOUSE Open Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun • BREAKFAST BUFFET Sat & Sun 7:30am - 1:00pm

• 507-250-0516

We sell Watkins Products

” Beautify With Della Fey!” Free Estimates

“For the Freshest Meats in Town...”

For All Your Window & Custom Upholstery Needs!

Burt’s Meats 114 S. Center Ave., Eyota, MN • 507-545-9904

• BEEF • PORK • DEER • ELK • LAMB • GOAT • BUFFALO Check out our retail meat and cheese selection www.kbpoultryprocessing.com Kill Days: Tues, Thur, & Fri

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Olmsted County Journal 7.11.12  

The 7.11.12 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.