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Rochester celebrates 15th annual Pridefest ding Wild Onions will be providing entertainment during the picnic. With a proposed amendment to The main event will begin at the state constitution on the ballot noon on Sunday in the Peace this November, which would limit Plaza with more than 50 total the definition of marriage as solely vendors as LP play classic rock between straight couples, perhaps and pop favorites for the crowd. Rochester’s GLBT community There will be a brunch beforewill celebrate its most meaningful hand, beginning at 10 am at the Pridefest yet in its 15th year. Grand Grill in the Kahler Hotel. “Getting out and socializing is This will be Pridefest’s second the best way to get past discrim- year in the Peace Plaza, growing ination and hate,” said Vangie from a park gathering in earlier Castro, board chair of Gay and years. Lesbian Community Services. “We thought we should have a Love and Marriage is the theme family picnic in the park; it turned of this year’s festivities, which will out to be a great success,” said feature a Freedom Walk for All Darrel Waters, one of the event’s Families beginning at 11 am on founders. “Each year it gets a little Saturday in the Peace Plaza. The bit better.” group will walk to Mayo Park, Castro believes that the controwhere the Pridefest Family Picnic versy surrounding the proposed will be held at noon. The Nod- amendment will increase attenBy Nate L angworthy

Crime Stoppers raise visibility By K aren Snyder

Does Crime Stoppers of Rochester and Olmsted County assure anonymity to its tipsters? Yes. Absolutely and always. But a guarantee of discretion to tipsters doesn’t mean the Crime Stoppers car can’t talk about the Crime Stoppers program. Confiscated in a DUI seizure, the shiny white 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix sports red and black notices that declare its motive: to spread the word that Crime Stoppers exists, is a cinch to contact and pays rewards. That conspicuous car strutted itself in the Rochesterfest parade and makes appearances at crime scenes and other high visibility places and events. “Whenever something is going on in the community, we take it there,” said Chad Blanchette, an investigator with the Rochester Police Department.

Crime Doesn’t Pay But We Do Blanchette organized the local Crime Stoppers as a joint venture between the Rochester Police and Olmsted County Sheriff’s departments. “The previous department I worked for (Durham, N.C., PD) used Crime Stoppers, and I saw the importance of it,” he said. Rochester/Olmsted County Crime Stoppers launched last October, replacing Safe City Tip Line which lacked anonymity. “Safe City’s number came through our dispatch center which has caller ID. And of course the first thing the dispatcher asked for was the caller’s name.” The Rochester/Olmsted system is affiliated with and administered by Minnesota Crime Stoppers (, a nonprofit funded by donors. It’s separate and independent from law enforcement.

It’s multilingual, with trained volunteers who answer calls around the clock. The volunteers aren’t police dispatchers; the calls don’t go to law enforcement centers; conversations aren’t recorded. Tipsters need not give their names, just information, as much or as little as they know, about old, new or pending crimes. (For reporting crimes in progress, Blanchette recommends 911.) Each tip giver gets a number and should keep track of it because it’s required for future contact, such as checking on the status of a potential reward. “It’s the tipster’s responsibility to check back in a month or so,” Blanchette said. When a tip comes in, the police don’t rush out and arrest someone. “We investigate. Tips get us going in the right direcSee CRIME STOPPERS Page 7 

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dance at this year’s Pridefest, both by members of the GLBT community and straight allies. “It kind of slaps people in the face to think that we live in the same city, the same block, and your relationship will be recognized but ours won’t be,” she said. “Some people who weren’t active before realize that this is discrimination and we need to get out and support all families. We want all relationships to be valued and respected.” Outside of the downtown area, the First Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a Pride Service at 10 am on Sunday. Saturday at 8 pm, The Rochester Girls will be at the Wicked Moose for the Dragagonza drag show. Admission is $10, with proceeds going to Minnesotans United for All Families.

New signs will greet Pine Island visitors By K aren Snyder

Everyone at the June 19 Pine Island City Council meeting agreed that the town’s deteriorating welcome-to signs need replacing and that the proposed new signs look mighty sharp indeed. The price, $4,000 for all seven signs, seemed reasonable to council members, and City Administrator Abraham Algadi said the money is in the budget. Councilman Jerry Vettel admired a clever feature: Each sign has a removable panel that can be changed when new events and information rate highlighting. Algadi praised the Image Committee, designer of the signs, for doing a great job. And then he objected. Neither the council, nor he, nor any other city official had appointed the Image Committee. “They took

this on themselves,” he said. “In the future, I don’t want an ad hoc committee to come in and dictate to the city council. I don’t want an ad hoc committee forcing us to spend money.” Committees involved in spending public funds should be authorized, he said. “On the other hand, I recommend we accept the expenditure.” Ignoring his recommendation, the councilmen reacted to his criticism. “I’m appalled you’re even saying this,” said Councilman Dean Weis. “Do you want another layer of bureaucracy?” “They aren’t forcing us,” Vettel said. “We can say no.” “We’re a small town,” said Councilman Rod Steele. “We ask for volunteers. A lot of the time See PINE ISLAND Page 9  Comment on this article at

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Obituaries Margery E. Hindt Margery E. Hindt, 86, formerly of LeRoy, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Seasons Hospice, Rochester. Margery was born to Edward and Mary (Hochstatter) Robinet on Dec. 26, 1925, on the family farm near Hospers, Iowa. She attended St. Mary’s elementary school in Ashton, Iowa, and graduated from Sibley High School in 1943. After attending Cedar Falls Teachers’ College, she taught 4th grade at Hartley, Iowa, and Country School near Sibley, Iowa. When she wasn’t teaching, she spent her summers in Chicago, Ill., working at McDonnell-Douglas. On June 21, 1949, she married Edward Hindt at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, Iowa, to this union, 10 children were born. They resided in Sibley until 1955 when they moved to LeRoy,

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where they farmed until Edward passed away in 1986. After his death, Margery lived in LeRoy until 2004 when she moved to Spring Valley Estates. She resided there until she relocated to Spring Valley Care Center in March of 2011. Margery was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy, until she moved to Spring Valley. Friends and family will remember her love of her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, and how their visits brightened her day. As a former teacher, Marge was an avid reader and she was also a phenomenal cook. She enjoyed cooking meals for family and friends. She is survived by nine children: Marilyn (Kent) Durenberger of North Mankato, Larry (Joy) Hindt of Spring Valley, Tom (Judy) Hindt of Waseca, Donna (Neil) Hanks of LeRoy, Sheryl (Leonard) Schrader of Castle Rock, Peggy (Dennis) Kuisle of Rochester, Paul (Kristin) Hindt of Lansing/Wabasha, Carol

(John) Kuisle, of Owatonna and Jim (Christine) Hindt of Spring Valley. She was a proud loving grandmother to 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John, a brother, Harold Robinet and a sister, Jean Wagner. Funeral Mass for Margery E. Hindt was held Sunday, July 15, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, LeRoy, with Father Steve Peterson officiating. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy is in charge of arrangements. Robert Michael Robert Michael, 93, of Rochester, died Saturday July 7, 2012, at Charter House in Rochester. Mr. Michael was born in New York City on February 1, 1919. He married Viola Fried of Fountain City, Wisconsin, on November 4, 1944, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police from 1942 to 1946, after which


he returned to the steamship company Moore-McCormack Lines, where he had been employed prior to his service in the Army. With Moore-McCormack Lines he was stationed in New York and in Brazil. At the start of World War II he became a volunteer fireman in the New York City Fire Department Auxiliary. After the war he was a volunteer fireman in the Mount Vernon, New York Fire Department. For several years he was a volunteer fireman in the Los Gatos, California Fire Department. He was a member of the Sierra Club, and he and his wife were avid hikers and conservationists. In 1947, Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Foreign Trade from the first class of The American Institute for Foreign Trade in Glendale, Arizona. He attended San Jose State University where he earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Business Administration. He was an instructor of business

Dover-Eyota School Board revises school policies By Bill Lisser While kids are out of school for the summer, the Dover-Eyota School Board continues to work to make the district a good place for students to attend school and learn. One of the things on their to do list is to review and revise policies. One of those policies is the bullying policy. The board members had a lengthy discussion on wording of the policy. “We want to be sure that bullying doesn’t become all inclusive of all behaviors,” said Superintendent Bruce Klaehn. One area that brought discussion is related to identifying false accusations, situations where someone is intentionally trying to get another person in trouble. Clarification of the word intentional came from Principle Todd Rowekamp and Klaehn. They want to avoid situations of mis-

behavior and teasing as bullying. According to their definition of Bullying, it is an intentional negative act against another person, occurring repeatedly and usually over a certain period of time, and in a relationship that is characterized by an imbalance of power or strength. Such an act can be verbal, physical or emotional. “We want to find a balance,” Klaehn said. “But we want to make sure it is understood that we aren’t a 24/7 bullying service.” Some of the revisions are required by state law. They also receive updates from the Minnesota School Board Association. The board also clarified the student attendance policy and many others and approved handbooks. “Summer is the time for us to regroup,” Klaehn said. “But we can review a policy any time.”

The school board also accepted bids from dairy, bakery, fuel and snow removal providers. Kemps received the dairy bid; Earth Grains (Sara Lee) received the bakery bid; and Wigham Services received the snow removal bid. The decision on fuel was delayed one month. Key Builder’s bid was awarded the elementary mechanical mezzanine wall repair. The Dover Elementary School roof will be fixed at no cost to the school district. The football team received approval to sell cookie dough as a fundraiser and the Drama Department was also given approval. Jennifer Ryg and April Home requested approval for a fundraiser to raise approximately $11,000 for wireless microphones. The new lights on the football field have been installed and are ready to

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and a counselor at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California from 1965 to 1991. He is survived by a sister, Vera Wright, of Knoxville, Maryland; nephews, Richard Sarles of Rockford, Illinois, and Marvin Fried of Des Moines, Iowa; nieces, Susan Fons of Minnetonka, Delores Schlosser of Jamestown, North Dakota, Jeanne Nelson of Cumberland, Wisconsin, and Carole Zierden of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1988; and nephews, Myron Fried and Joseph Greshik. Also preceding him in death was his dear friend, Beatrice Donovan, with whom he spent 20 wonderful years at Charter House. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Charter House Employee Fund – 211 2nd Street NW in Rochester, Minnesota 55901, or to the Sierra Club – 85 2nd Street in San Francisco, California 94105-3459. lights have a 25 year warranty. Elementary School Principal, Jeanne Svobodny, reported that the local literacy plan is complete and is posted on the district website under the elementary home page.

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 ..........................................................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 Unity of Rochester Study Group .........................2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30am 103 7th St. NE, Rochester, MN (Rochester Rep Theatre)

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the writer who is still astride and flogging the way-dead liberal horse? On one level yes. I would agree that all in all they were not terribly good presidents. This same writer concludes they weren’t able presidents because they were conservative. The evidence however, shows that they weren’t all that great because they were not conservative. That is why many conservatives who will vote for Romney in November are very, very nervous about him. His conservative credentials are suspect, very much like Nixon’s and Bushy’s I and II were. Why so nervous? Because it is the politics and policies of people like these three, along with the usual liberal suspects that have put us in a disastrous and dangerous position. In a very minor way, we can minimally excuse them because, as Senator Jim DeMint says of an article written by Jay Cost, “the stunning economic growth in the postwar era ‘liberated policy makers from having to make hard choices. The people could have guns, butter, and low taxes - all thanks to a private economy that seemed to grow regardless of what government did.’” DeMint goes on to say that, “Today...the private economy is pinned under the jackboot of big

government. There’s no more room for compromise...(Compromise has resulted in) almost always bigger more expensive government...The creation of our $15 trillion debt is the single most extreme action ever undertaken by the US government.” We are in trouble. All of us to include liberals, libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, RINOs, and conservatives have to face reality. Our debt is now closer to $16 trillion or more, and we have unfunded liabilities of at least $99.4 trillion. In addition, we are adding more to those unfunded liabilities at a rate of about $10 trillion a year. Congressman Paul Ryan notes that, “This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had in this county.” In Greece there are 100 grandparents for every 42 grandchildren. Their demographic pyramid is upside down. It is inconceivable to believe that these 42 grandchildren have a decent future that includes supporting their grandparents as well as having promising careers and families of their own. Moreover, it is nothing short of immoral to consider it. And it is immoral for us as well as fiscally insane to spend so as to relegate our children and grandchildren to penury. We appreciate the support of the community in this matter and in supporting the balance between Downtown growth and the preservation of Rochester’s established neighborhoods. Candace Williams Rochester, MN

By Stan Gudmundson If the political horse you have been riding has faltered and finally croaked, it is a classic technique to shoot at the other guy’s political horse rather than drawing attention to the rotting carcass you are still astride. This is the situation liberals today find Col. Stan themselves in. Gudmunson There is hardly a cotton-pickin’ thing they have created “for our own good” that they can point to that has been successful. Oh, they’ll whine about the environment and civil rights and things of that nature, but those issues are bipartisan and conservatives can take pride in their support for much of the success in these areas. Liberals don’t own them, although they claim to. What liberals can do though is lay claim to being sob sisters of the highest order. They do own that, and conservatives should never attempt to compete in that area. We will never out-sob the sob-sis-

ters. Compassionate conservatives indeed. Liberals, along with some others unfortunately, also take the label of Republican and attempt to connect it to conservatism and apply it to anyone, especially presidents, who were ever Republicans. It has to do with an ignorance of history or perhaps a willful disregard for the facts. A writer for example called Nixon a conservative. The president Nixon most admired? Woodrow Wilson. That ought to give you hint. What Nixon did though was create the EPA and OSHA. Contrary to the advice of his economic advisors, he took us off the gold standard, instituted wage and price controls, and caused the devaluation of the dollar. Among other things, he wasn’t able to balance a budget, more than doubled Medicaid spending, spent less on defense than on social spending, and introduced “Earth Day.” Earth Day is the same date as Lenin’s birthday, isn’t it? Economist Milton Friedman said Nixon was the worst president of this lifetime. Then there are the Bushies. Conservative? Not hardly. When Bush the first was elected after Reagan, his new administration made it very

clear where they were going from the beginning. The word was “no conservative need apply” for any position in the new Bush administration. Then there is Bush two. Republican yes, conservative no. He got a tax cut, but how many vetoes did you use to rein-in a profligate spending congress? Just twelve. Made Bill Clinton’s budgets look like Clinton was the conservative. He did that by increasing the budget by 104 percent during his tenure while Clinton’s only rose by 11 percent. He almost doubled our national debt. Bush increased discretionary spending by almost 50 percent and added 30 percent more federal subsidy programs. Total when he left office? 1,816. Remember when he nominated the very unqualified Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court and then we got John Roberts? TARP, Bush said, “abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system... to make sure the economy (didn’t) collapse.” More? Lots more but the upshot of this is that these three were not conservatives and never were. Given what I have written, one could ask does this mean that I agree with

Letter about technology in schools To the Editor, Not the time or reason for more taxes. Preparing students for the “twenty-first” century is actually not as profound as some would lead the public to believe. Those that see educational salvation in technology, such as computers and iPads, are not really grasping the true needs of the students. There is not a technological replacement for quality books, teachers, and encouraging responsible behavior. Taxpayers have long supported that premise. Asking for support for the latest request should be a “hard sell.”

In an economy with minimal job opportunities, stagnant wages, and house foreclosures, most workers would agree that there are already too many demands for a piece of their paycheck. Increasing taxes so children can have time with the latest tech gadget is not an appealing idea. (When the next tech gadget gets invented, do we do this over again?) Requesting more from taxpayers during serious economic times is heartless. A lot of people have a confining budget. Spending more on technology may enhance the appearance of education, but not the actuality of education. Technology doesn’t advance the human being, shaping character

to proceed at its proposed location. As one of these concerned citizens, I was skeptical whether the overwhelming neighborhood opposition to the project would Letter about Commission sway the decision of the Comvoting against rezoning mission. A series of passionate To the Editor, speakers from the community RE: Commission Votes Against (including myself) presented a logRezoning. On June 27, the Roch- ical argument that the requested ester Planning and Zoning Com- rezoning was inconsistent with mission met to discuss the 5th on the directions within the Urban 5th Development which proposed Rochester Land Use Plan and the rezoning a portion of a block from Downtown Rochester Developlow density to high density in a ment Master Plan and that the SW neighborhood. This meeting building of the 52-unit apartment was heavily attended by mem- would harm the Historic Southbers of the Rochester community west neighborhood. opposed to allowing this project Fortunately, the Rochester Zoning and Planning Commission agreed with these arguments and voted 4-1 to deny the requested zoning change. I would like to express my thanks to the Commission for their service to our City. This rezoning request will be discussed before the City Council on July 16, and the City Council can reverse the Commission’s decision. Our efforts now will focus on informing the City Council of the reasons the Commission’s decision should be upheld.

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A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp

Fishing in a Heat Wave We rose early to be on the road by six o’clock. The air was still pleasant, yet we knew we were in for a scorching 100 degree day. My husband drove the beautiful back roads of Fillmore County to the crossroads of Hart north of Rushford, then ventured east into new territory as we made our way to the hidden Wiscoy Valley of Winona County. The woods were shady and lush, while bluff upon bluff rose in breathtaking gradations of blue haze. At the end of the gravel roads, we came to our hosts’ home, tucked into a hillside and surrounded by woods and gardens. The boat was already loaded and hitched to the truck, as Jim and Joyce emerged from the house armed with coolers and bait. This was no ordinary outing for us. This was an expedition. I had won the silent auction bid last winter at the MOSES organic conference in La Crosse. “Learn to fish the


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backwaters of the Mississippi River” was the pitch, and I was hooked. We patiently encouraged our daughters to fish while they were growing up, baiting hooks and teaching them to cast from the shores of our family cabin. Yet my husband and I never quite caught the fever ourselves. It seems we always preferred to canoe or garden or read a book in a lawn chair. We do love to eat fresh fish, and so here was our chance to learn how to do it in this area. Off we went in to an unusual fishing hole. This quiet pond was part of a complex of backwaters, but was not connected to the river. It had been deepened by excavation, then abandoned to become spring fed habitat for bass, bluegills, perch and northerns. We were the only ones out that morning, and we wasted no time in launching the boat. At first it seemed to me like a humble little open boat, as we bait-

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ed our hooks and practiced casting toward shore. Then I noticed the little TV screen showing water depths and sounding soft beeps when a big fish swam by. Jim let down a small trolling motor that silently moved the boat, according to the foot pedals he worked. Even the anchor was high-tech, raising and lowering with the help of a small motor. Fishing was indeed the focus. Joyce kept us baited, while Jim helped with the inevitable tangles and swallowed hooks. Dick was the first to catch a fish and ended up catching a nice crappie as well as a few bass and many bluegills. Jim caught a 16” bass amongst others. Joyce kept steadily catching panfish. I was the last to get a real nibble, after I switched from a Rapala lure to a simple worm on a hook. We returned the small fish to the water as our stringer of keepers dangling beneath the boat grew steadily heavier. It was lovely, floating along quietly, observing birds out over the marshes. A swimming muskrat lazily moved along. A nice breeze kept us feeling fine, as the sun beat down and the temperatures slowly rose. At midmorning, hot homemade breakfast burritos appeared, along with cool watermelon. By late morning the fish were still biting, but the wind had died and we were sweating, so we motored back to the landing and took the obligatory proud photo of neophyte fishers and a nice catch of fish. We returned to the house and Jim taught us to scale, clean and fillet the fish. It takes a good bit of time to make a lunch out of a stringer of panfish. No one likes it I’m sure, but oh my, the feast to come makes it worth it. Back in the house, we gradu-

sky, until I saw speakers set up to scare birds away from the blueberries. The public is invited to tour organic Blue Fruits Production on August 16. ( events.html) Our last stop of the day was a cooling swim in the neighborhood country pool, a man-made springfed pond complete with glazed silo-tiled walls and a sandy beach. The clear water was refreshing, and seemed like the best place on earth at that moment. Our day ended with a take-home gift of the remainder of our fish, thoughtfully frozen while we were swimming, and packed with the rest of the homemade potato salad we had so loved at lunchtime. We said our farewells, and agreed that donating to a good cause had benefited all of us.

ally tuned in to the fact that it was comfortable inside, yet this was an off-the-grid house without air conditioning. Built into a hillside for natural earth insulation and cooling, this house used a 1 kw wind generator and photovoltaic panels for power, and wood to heat in the winter. A fan kept us cool as the fish were grilled outside, and delicious salads from the garden magically appeared, courtesy of Joyce. The conversation flowed as we found much in common between our families, work, love of gardening and good food. The temperature outside finally hit 100 degrees, so we decided to complete our farm tour via air conditioned car. A new five acre organic berry operation, fully fenced and painstakingly cared for, is demonstrating new techniques including a solar powered rain water collection and irrigation system. Hawk and bird territorial calls had me scanning the


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ones putting the burden on the taxpayers.” Continued from Page 1 And then the council voted and don’t get them, and when we 4-0 approval to the Image Comdo, we don’t want to run them mittee’s seven new signs. US-52 interchanges through the wringer. We should Work on the Elk Run interthank these people for putting change remains on schedule, this together.” reported City Engineer Neil Brit“And I do,” Algadi said. “They’ve done a wonderful job. ton, who also discussed anothAll I’m saying is there are a vari- er US-52 interchange, the one ety of interest groups in town at Goodhue County Road 11 that could put the burden on the which MnDOT intends to close at some unspecified time in the taxpayers.” “No,” said Steele. We’re the future.


The City of Pine Island would like to keep that interchange open “as long as it makes sense,” Mayor Paul Perry said, “and that could be 20 years.” In the meantime, the council wants to redo the junction’s design, to create a safer convergence where traffic can flow rather than create jams. Six roads feed into the interchange, and Britton proposed a roundabout as one way to ease congestion. Discussion among the city, county and state includes how to


solve the traffic problem, Perry said, and who will pay for the solution. In further business the council: •voted 4-0 to accept the 2011 city audit report given by Brad Falteysek of Abdo, Eick & Meyers. At the end of the year, Pine Island, whose top revenue sources are taxes and state aid, had a $531,000 balance. •voted unanimously to accept the donation of a lot to be used as part of the new park and to pay

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up to $181.04 in property taxes owed on the lot. •added more space to the park by agreeing, also unanimously, to spend $15,000 to buy another adjoining lot. •appointed, 4-0, Kim Aarsvold to Pine Island’s Van Horn Public Library Board of Trustees. •unanimously passed an updated ordinance pertaining to utility work permits in city rights of way. The new regulation complies with state law; the old one didn’t.

Pine Island PTSO makes $18,000 donation to iPads project By Karen Snyder Sometimes a cliché says it best. For example, short and sweet captures the July 12 Pine Island School Board meeting. Jen Kramer, president of the local Parent, Teacher, Student Organization, presented an $18,000 check from PTSO. The money is for technology, to help pay for the iPad pilot programs the school will implement this fall. The board launched the project in May with a vote to spend $60,000 to buy 60 iPads plus trappings for English and 7th grade students. In June the plan grew to include $40,000 worth of new

wiring required for wireless connectivity. And then, of course, the new electronics called for the creation of a new administrator position: Technology Director. PTSO designated its donation for the purchase of smart boards, projectors, MacBooks, apps, licensing fees for movies to be shown in the school and more, including installation costs and “other equipment needs identified by the district IT director.” Board members thanked the PTSO – “Extraordinary,” said Chairperson Jeff Leland – and Kramer thanked them. And then the board voted an enthusiastic 7-0 to accept the PTSO contribution. More largesse Board members unanimously approved donations by PTSO ($200) and by Todd and Angie

Heiden (supplies) for Rochester CareFest 2012, a June 16 project in which volunteers helped spiff up the school (and 59 other sites in the Rochester area). New staff The board voted without dissent to hire teachers Sherri Citterman, Abbie Heroff and Zak Hanegraaf. A couple of updates Regarding that new technology director post, Superintendent Chris Bates reported that on July 17, the hiring committee will interview six candidates. Regarding teacher contract talks, Board Vice Chairperson Janet Szajner said no agreement has been reached and mediation will continue during the summer. The district and its teachers have been without a contract for more than a year. “We’ve had a great push by the union to get this done before

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Byron City Council approves Brook Lawn Development By Patrick Shumaker Mayor Ann Diercks extended a formal thank you to The Byron Lions Club for their donation to The Byron First Responders Unit. “It’s pretty awesome of them to put together such a nice donation,” announced Diercks at the Byron City Council meeting. The responders units each have a medical director and are staffed by emergency medical technicians to serve the public. After a lengthy discussion from local residents, developers and the Byron City Council, a motion was unanimously approved to grant the Brook Lawn Tenth Subdivision plans. The approval is contingent on new ponds being paid for by the future developer among several other

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Steve Johnson invites everyone down to his summer Backyard Car-B-Q. “I know people can’t resist a summer soirée so when they trade in any car over 2 years old, I’ll give them up to $2,704.00 off any vehicle in stock so they can stop driving a car they hate and upgrade to a nicer, newer car. They’ll get to go home in their nicer, newer ride and have some summer fun in the process.” “I don’t want anyone to stay away from my Backyard Car-B-Q because of bad credit. I don’t care a hoot about what that report says. I work hard to help as many people as I can get approved, especially those who really need my help. My automotive finance experts keep fighting for you long past the point many others quit! So come down to grill and chill at my barbecue hotspot. We’ll work hard to send you home in a nicer, newer car today!” exclaimed Steve Johnson. YOU CAN ALSO START THE QUICK AND EASIER CREDIT APPROVAL PROCESS BY GOING TO OR CALL 507-732-5127 AND SET UP A VIP APPOINTMENT RIGHT NOW.

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Local student awarded Avon Foundation Educational Scholarship The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded local student Nitya Mankad from Rochester, MN with a 2012 Avon President’s Recognition Program Scholarship to support Mankad’s educational goals. Mankad will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madi-

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Mayo Clinic named one of Best Rochester Public School District School Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Foodservice Director wins national recognition ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic is among 66 employers nationwide receiving the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being in Washington, D.C. Mayo Clinic is receiving the Platinum Award for the second time due to its healthy living programs and ability to continue improving and innovating. Twenty-nine other employers are receiving the Platinum award. The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization of large employers, initiated the awards eight years ago to honor organizations that demonstrate a commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging healthy lifestyles for employees and their families. This is the seventh year Mayo Clinic has been recognized as an employer promoting healthy lifestyles since the program began in 2005. “Receiving this award is a great honor,” says Karen Ytterberg, M.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Employee Wellness Committee. “It recognizes the commitment Mayo Clinic has made to the health of its employees and celebrates the ongoing success of many wellness programs and activities that have established a culture of healthy living at Mayo.” Mayo Clinic has many health

Child nutrition professionals work tirelessly to provide millions of children healthy and nutritious meals at school everyday. The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has awarded Sherri Knutson, Student Nutrition Services Coordinator for Rochester Public Schools, the national Outstanding Director of the Yearaward, which recognizes the superior accomplishments of food service directors in the school nutrition arena. Sherri Knutson has been a school foodservice professional for over 20 years. Knutson’s hard work, determination and commitment to bringing nutritious meals and innovative programs to Rochester’s school cafeterias are just a few of the many traits that have earned her recognition. She is responsible for overseeing cafeteria operations in 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high

promotion programs that help its employees achieve the best quality of life possible. By utilizing existing resources, employees can access programs directly related to their individual health situations. Programs and activities at the Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Employee and Community Health initiatives and LiveWell health resources work together to focus on healthy lifestyle choices and help employees connect with the appropriate programs, tools and support. These include onsite resources and programs at Mayo Clinic employee wellness facilities, nutrition education, the Wellness Champion program, employee food services, health fairs, the Employee Assistance Program, the Nicotine Dependence Center, collaboration with community health and wellness organizations, telephonic and Web-based resources, as well as print communication. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award acknowledges and rewards employers that recognize the need to improve their employees’ health and quality of life. The program serves as a catalyst to encourage all employers to take action by providing the resources employees need to be healthy. Employers can apply for one of two award levels: Platinum, organizations with established workplace well-being programs and have documented measurable outcomes and success; and Gold, organizations that develop cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are dedicated to long-term behavior changes.

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Widespread scam that claims to pay utility bills has made its way to upper Midwest ORONOCO, MN, July 12, 2012 — People’s Energy Cooperative is warning consumers to beware of a scam in which they are promised that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program. According to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, the scam recently began making its way into the upper Midwest. Here’s how the scam works:

Consumers are contacted through telephone calls, fliers, social media and text messages, with claims that the federal government is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. Scammers claim that they need the consumer’s Social Security and bank routing numbers to receive the money. In return, customers are given a fraudulent bank routing number to pay their utility bills through

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Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center holds high school competition this month ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The School Pride Challenge is on. Olmsted County high school students 16 and older are invited to keep their school spirit alive this summer by donating blood. Every six minutes, a patient at Mayo Clinic receives a transfusion of blood or blood products. By donating blood, high school students truly can become lifesavers. Challenge participants can donate at Mayo Clinic Blood

Donor Center’s Hilton Building or Saint Marys Hospital locations, or at any of the mobile drives this month. The high school with the highest percentage of participants in July will receive a traveling trophy in September to display during the school year. Teachers, friends and family members can also donate blood during July and earn participation points for their high schools. Students who gather a group of four to donate together

one claiming to represent your utility company, and the caller is pressuring you for immediate payment or personal information, hang up and call the customer service number on your bill. About People’s Energy Cooperative People’s Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative celebrating over 75 years of delivering retail electric power to its nearly 12,000 member-owners in Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Wabasha and Winona Counties.

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Olmsted County Commissioner appointed to NACo Rochester, Minn.— Third District Olmsted County Commissioner, Paul Wilson, was recently appointed by the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board

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Eyota fire department’s new instant mesage system to improve communication By Bill Lisser The Eyota City Council approved an IM (Instant Messaging) response system for the Eyota Volunteer Fire Department. The department joins Rochester and other departments throughout Olmsted County in joining together in installing the new system. The system is an internet communication system that provides quicker communication between members of the fire department and with dispatch. “I am excited about the system,” said Fire Chief Jeremy Newton. “Now you never know how many people are coming. With the new system, I will know quickly who is going to respond to the call and be able to act quicker and get help from surrounding departments if needed.” IM responding will send out text messages to fire department members. They will be able to go to speed dial on their phones and push one to let the command center know they are responding. This system was started in Rochester, but expanded to the entire county. The county received a special rate if all fire departments participate. Eyota will pay $725 per year plus a $50 installation fee. The department will install more

equipment that will help monitor the volunteer fire fighters while at the scene of a fire for safety reasons. Deputy Tom Olson continues to investigate the vandalism at Westside Park. Olson says he does have a suspect, and with added patrols in the park he doesn’t expect to see any more damage. “Anyone in the park after 10:00, we will be chasing them out and writing citations,” Olson said. There have been three different incidents and damage has included ripping out light sockets in the pavilion, cutting pieces of wood out of the picnic table benches, and starting a fire inside the building that required the building to be stripped. Olson also recommended the board approve a security system for city hall that includes a monitoring system. Currently there is no monitoring system and the alarm shuts itself off after a short period of time. For safety reasons, they want to make sure someone responds to the alarm. “This is the folks of the city’s house and we have to protect it,” said Councilman Joe Loftus. The council also approved new playground equipment for Summerfield Park Playground. The playground will be expanded by 30 feet and will be filled with Little Tikes Commercial Playsystems. The cost of the playground equipment is $24,863. A grant for $3,478 reduced the cost to the city. The city is looking to sell the old equipment for $2,500.

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The Jack Brass Band in Chatfield July 19 On Thursday, July 19, the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series will bring the sound of high energy New Orleans Jazz to park when the Jack Brass Band performs at 7:30 p.m. The concert is rain or shine- the alternative site will be the Chatfield Elementary School. Brass bands thrive in New Orleans and all have a distinct up-tempo Mississippi Delta sound rooted in classic jazz. It’s this music, which came of the birth of jazz from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, that Mike Olander listened to in high school when he was learning to play brass music. It stuck with him as he played in bands and, eventually, when he and a few other brass musicians started the Jack Brass Band in 1999. As the only New Orleans style brass band in Minneapolis, they are the ambassadors of the Crescent City’s brass band tradition. Formed in 1999, the Jack Brass Band embraces the traditions of New Orleans jazz, at the same time adding old time blues, rock, hip-hop, pop, funk and reggae.

Following this recipe, they bring to the table an overflowing plate of greasy down-home music for your soul. “The band was set up to play New Orleansstyle music,” said Olander, who will bring his band from the Twin Cities to play in Chatfield. “Since then we¹ve developed a deeper understanding of the music and are more deeply rooted in the New Orleans tradition.” The crack of the snare drum, the blat of the sousaphone, the blaring brass over it all tells you that the Jack Brass Band is an infectious machine, one that drives crowd to their feet and commands them to groove. The Jack Brass Band has been stirring up the Minneapolis scene with celebrated performances at many different events and functions. From Aquatennial and Grand Old Days parades to festival appearances at Jazz Winnipeg and 10,000 Lakes Music Festival and the Minnesota State Fair to performances at many clubs including the Cabooze, First Avenue, Jazzmine’s,

O’Gara’s, 400 Bar, and Fine Line Music Café. “If you like your gumbo spicy and your music hot, check out the Jack Brass Band,” said Wynton Marsalis after hearing them. The Chatfield Commercial Club will be serving up food from 6:00-7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a beautiful summer evening of great music in the Chatfield City Park.

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County opts out of human services redesign By Nate Langworthy Olmsted County has decided to pull out of a proposed 12-county human service delivery authority (SDA), a measure that was intended to cope with increased demand for services in the face of shrinking government funding. Analysis of the plan showed that the county creating its own SDA would be more cost effective, and an internal reorganization will be considered in the near future. Olmsted County currently has agreements with other counties regarding the delivery of social services. Among other changes, the redesign would have decrease the amount of human services staff in the region by attrition, used technology to check in on less

resource-intensive cases, while employing teams of specialists to concentrate on those who need more help. “There’s going to be some definite changes in our region,” said Paul Fleissner, Olmsted County director of human services. “We shot high, but it didn’t necessarily play out the way we originally had thought.” Commissioner Dave Perkins asked Fleissner to continue to study building an internal SDA, informed by what had been learned in the multi-county planning, and report back to the board in three months. “We are not going to back off looking at ways to provide human services, it’s the most important part of our budget,”

American Meat documentary to screen in Rochester July 20 Local foods and farmers to be celebrated at Sontes Restaurant What: Coming to Rochester on Friday, July 20, the acclaimed new documentary AmericanMeat chronicles America’s grassroots revolution in sustainable meat production. The film, an official selection of Food Day 2011, explains our current industrial meat system, and shows the feedlots and confinement operations, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work


there. The film then shifts to the burgeoning sustainable, local-food movement made up of farmers, food advocates, chefs and everyday folks who could change everything about the way meat reaches the American table. The film stars Joel Salatin, the legendary Virginia farmer who leads a movement of meat producers who raise their animals outdoors and without antibiotics. The film frames the debate on whether sustain-

Perkins said. In addition to the cost analysis for Olmsted County, the issue of control over administration was at issue. When Rice County withdrew early on from the redesign, Olmsted County would have accounted for more than half the human services spending in the region, and there had been a push among the less populated counties to each have an equal vote. “We were put in the position of having a lot of responsibility with no authority, and that’s a recipe for dysfunction,” said Commissioner Stephanie Podulke. Perkins suggested that the county instead offer to sell to smaller counties some of the systems and technology that it implements as a able meat production could ever meet the needs of consumers and showcases farmers who believe they can. Where & When: Food event 5:15-6:30 p.m., Fri. July 20, at Sontes Restaurant, 4 Third St., Rochester, featuring locally grown foods from Fairview Farms, Alemar Cheese, Whitewater Garden, Marshall Farms, Hart Family Farms and Pronschinske Elk prepared by Chef Bryce Lamb and his team. Film and panel discussion at 7 p.m. at Heinz Center (RCTC), 1926 Collegeview Rd. SE. Who: Following the film, panel discussion will include the filmmaker, Graham Meriwether; Tessa


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result of its internal redesign. “I think we’ve learned a lot from this study. The year was not wasted,” he said. “We won’t have our hands tied with 11 other counties telling us how to manage our business.” The effort to coordinate county governments, paid for largely by foundation grant dollars, was viewed as a potential model for cooperation between local governments, throughout the state and nationally, to follow in order to continue to provide quality social services on a smaller budget. The ambitious regional approach has been studied for more than two years. The withdrawal was made official by a 6-0 vote with Commissioner Jim Bier absent. Commissioner Paul Wilson called to amend the language of the reso-

lution withdrawing the county from the effort, by making the language more clear that the county may be open to future redesign models involving other counties. The amendment was embraced by the board. With Olmsted County out of the picture, other surrounding counties may pursue the creation of smaller SDAs. Board chair Ken Brown encouraged them to do so and noted the difficulty creating by having a larger county attempting to collaborate with many smaller ones. Perkins noted the complication caused by the difference in philosophies that counties have in targeting their human service dollars. Olmsted County and others in the region tend to focus on prevention, while others seek only to meet state mandates.

Leung, owner, Sontes Restaurant of Rochester (or Chef Bryce Lamb of Sontes); David Kotsonas, market manager of the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, which supports sustainable agriculture with 100 vendors within 50 miles of Rochester; Lisa and Eric Klein, owners and operators, Hidden Stream Farm of Elgin, who raise and direct market natural pork, pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed beef in Rochester and Twin Cities; Dan Litwiler, founder of Livable Rochester and president of board, Good Food Co-op. Cost: Film and panel discussion, $10 online at AmericanMeatFilm. com, or $10 at door. Food Event

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Emergency generator for the Thurber Municipal Building By Karen Reisner Dan Jaquith explained to the Chatfield City Council at their July 9 meeting that four proposals had been received from electrical


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contractors to install an emergency generator in the city municipal building. The low bid from Southeast Electric, Inc., Chatfield, was accepted. Seventy-five percent of the total of $53,978.36 for the 150 KW generator and related expenses will be paid with a FEMA grant; the balance of about $13,500 will be paid by the city out of it’s General Fund. Fire Bell City Clerk Joel Young reported

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Geotek expands to meet growing demand By Wendy Wilson Fiberglass manufacturer Geotek nearly doubled the size of

its Stewartville plant in October 2011. It is currently refurbishing its office space to meet height-

Julie Aldrich, Vice President of Finance at Geotek. Photo by Wendy Wilson

ened demand. Geotek primarily manufactures crossarms for the utility industry and fencing products. The company originated in Rushford and moved to Stewartville in 1990. Geotek is experiencing “tremendous growth” in sales, according to Julie Aldrich, Vice President of Finance. “We were nearly at 100 percent capacity last year with the growth that we saw, so we had to expand in order to make room for an additional production machine,” Aldrich said. “We are also changing from batch processing to a more lean, continuous flow processing.” The new process will reduce


product labor costs and improve efficiency. The recent expansion added 40,000 square feet to the 50,000 square foot plant. The office remodeling is anticipated to be completed by the end of June. “We have seen a 25 percent growth year over year over the past five years,” Aldrich said. To meet expanding requests for its products, Geotek hired 12 additional employees in early 2012 and anticipates adding up to 50 more employees before the end of the year. The company currently employs 140 people, including temporary employees. Geotek is also branching out internationally, providing products to Malaysia, with hopes to expand to markets in the Philippines and Australia.

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“We appreciate the support we’ve received from the City of Stewartville during our expansion,” Aldrich said. “We look forward to continued growth within the community.” More information about Geotek is available by calling 507-533-6076.

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Rehearsals begin for The Last Boy in Blue Wits’ End Theatre is pleased to announce that the 2012 Western Days play The Last Boy in Blue has been fully cast and is in rehearsal at the Chatfield Center for the Arts! The Last Boy in Blue is a new play that tells a story of the first 24 hours of Minnesota’s 1862 Dakota War. As it happens, the first soldiers to meet Chief Little Crow and his Dakota warriors in battle on August 18, 1862, were from Chatfield and Preston. In command of Fort Ridgely and its garrison of Fillmore County farmboys and store clerks-turned-soldiers during that first 24 hours was a 19-year-old second lieuten-

ant from Chatfield named Tom Gere. The Dakota were making a last, desperate attempt to reclaim their hereditary homeland from white expansion. Tom Gere and his 30 young soldiers at Fort Ridgely stood in their path. Fort Snelling and reinforcements were a hundred miles away. It is a fascinating true tale that we call “Minnesota’s Unforgettable Forgotten Story.” August 8, 9, 10, and 11 that story will come to life on the stage of Potter Auditorium in Chatfield. This is a big story, and a big cast is needed to tell it. Fortyfive actors and actresses are taking part in this show. Twenty-

three men and boys will play the soldiers of Company B, Fifth Minnesota Infantry—the “Fillmore County Boys”—posted at Fort Ridgely that summer. “We were a little concerned whether enough guys would audition for us to be able to fill the ranks of Company B,” says Joe Chase, who is directing The Last Boy in Blue. “Men and boys are usually the under-represented demographic at our try-outs. But we did some recruiting—just like Beecher Gere and Josiah Marsh did in Chatfield and Preston in 1862—and we have our troops.” Costuming such a large cast is no small expense for a commu-

nity theatre, particularly when the show is an historical “costume drama,” and half the cast must be dressed in authenticlooking military uniforms. “We would not have been able to do this play,” says Chase, “were it not for a $6,200 Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage grant we received for the specific purpose of costuming this show.” This grant program, made possible by the 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, is administered by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council. “We are very grateful to the people of Minnesota and to SEMAC for this indispensable financial help that will allow us to bring a great local story to the stage in Chatfield,” Chase says.

Tickets for The Last Boy in Blue go on sale July 5 at the Potter Auditorium Box Office in Chatfield and on-line. For more details, go to the Wits’ End website at

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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.

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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 Celebration of Authors: 4-7pm in the Auditorium, Free to public.

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DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance,7-8:30pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE, room L-5. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.*

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RN-LPN-CNA Pine Haven has positions available for qualified individuals to join our caring and friendly staff! Submit resume to Human Resources, Pine Haven Community, 210 NW 3rd St, Pine Island, MN 55963, or h18- o

LOCAL SCHOOL custodians needed beginning 2012-2013 school year. Must pass criminal background check. Email or fax resume to: Fax: 507-292-7870. h27tfno 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 Full-time truck driver to pull hopper in the midwest. Home weekends. Must have good NVR and pass drug screen. 2 years experience. Omodt & Jorde Farms. 507-459-7850 h18,25- o

PETS For Sale: Jug puppies- Pug and Jack Russel Terrier mix.itBorn Call in! May 28. 2 males, 4 females, imprinted, farm raised. 507-288-5201 $200 each. Call 507-391-4529 p18- x

FAX it in! 507-288-9560

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-441-2313 (MFPA) DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 888-379-7065 (MFPA) Ever Consider a Reverse Mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & Effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-562-4751 (MFPA)

THANK YOU I want to thank my family, Pastor Carolyn Westlake, friends and relatives for their cards, visitations and prayers during my stroke and while I was in the hospital after surgery. I am doing good and recovering rapidly. Love to all. Tom Millering t18- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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

HEALTH IF YOU HAD HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY between 2004 and present time and required a second surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 h18- x

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-819-3552 (MFPA)

IF YOU USED YAZ/YASMIN/ OCELLA BIRTH CONTROL PILLS OR A NuvaRING VAGINAL RING CONTRACEPTIVE between 2001 and the present time and suffered a stroke or heart attack or developed blood clots, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-5355727 h18- x


REC. VEHICLES Over 150 New & Used Campers iN stOCk!

e-mail it in!

“Award-Winning” Service Department We service all makes & models

visit our new “rv Parts Megastore” the largest in iowa!

USED APPLIANCES Washers • Dryers Refrigerators • Ranges Reconditioned & Guaranteed 702 7 Street Circle SE, Kasson, MN 55944 th

The Calendar of Events is yours to use FREE for churches, civic organizations and clubs. Mail, fax, or e-mail your event by Thursday for the next week’s paper. Or go to www. and enter your event online. Olmsted County Journal, PO Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 P: 507-288-5201 • F: 507-765-2468 E-mail to:

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.


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

Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Rochester Public Library: Summer Science Fun! Dream Big & Reach for the Sky, Auditorium, 10am. Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market2-6pm, Kmart Parking lot at 3rd Ave and 9th St. SE. *

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 or 507-282-4505.*


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

Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.*



Help Wanted!!! Make extra income mailing our brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)

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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.  Publish 11,18

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: 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

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 dd29 use code 45393RLS (MFPA)

Same day iPhone repair specialist. We come to you for a truly mobile service. Phone Doc 507-218-1012. s5/23-7/25- 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

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)

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

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

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: Email: Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment 48 years in business! Cell: 507-279-1303. f11,18,25- x

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

AUTO DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-472-9219 (MFPA) CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/ Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800871-9134 (MFPA) FOR SALE: 1982 Chevy Corvette- Red T-top. $8,500 OBO. Call 507-3830589 leave message. (Albert Lea, MN) a27,4,11- 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

GARAGE SALES Multi-family garage sale: Gas range, Toro lawnmower, boy’s clothing infant-4, clean, good condition household and decorating, books and more. July 20 8am6pm, July 21 8am-12pm. 3808 19th Ave NW Rochester. g18- x oTo Visit oVisited Phillipine Cultural Club multifamily garage sale. July 20-21 8am-4pm. 5109 Ridgeview Dr. NW Rochester. g18x oTo Visit oVisited

AUTO 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

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

‘05 Uplander - Leather, TV ...................................CALL ‘04 Monte Carlo - Heated Seats .........................CALL ‘03 Kia Rio - 5 Spd, 124K ...................................$3,295 ‘02 Grand Am - Silver, 4 Dr, 132K.....................$5,295 ‘01 S10 - Crew Cab, 4x4, Auto .......................... $5,995 ‘01 F150 - Crew Cab, w/Topper, 4x4 ................$7,295 ‘01 Grand Am - 140K, 4 Dr, 4 Cyl.....................$3,495 ‘00 Town & Ctry - 153K, Leather .....................$2,700 ‘00 Alero - Red, 4 Dr, 127K ............................... $3,995 ‘99 F150 - Ext. Cab, Red, Auto, 4x4 ..................$4,995 ‘99 Accord - 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl ........................... $3,995 ‘98 Malibu - 146K, 4 Dr, Auto ........................... $2,995 ‘97 F150 - Reg. Cab, 82K, One Owner!............ $3,995 ‘95 Grand Am - 4 Dr, Blue, CD......................... $1,900 ‘93 Probe - 2 Dr, 5 Spd, 125K ...........................$1,400 Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm •

‘02 Avalanche - 4x4, Sunroof ..............................CALL ‘02 Twn & Ctry - Loaded! ................................. $3,995 ‘02 Grand Prix - 137K, 4 Dr ..............................$4,995 ‘01 Impala - Blue, Cloth, 4 Dr............................$4,495 ‘01 Expedition - 3rd Row, TV ............................ $5,995 ‘01 Kia Sephia - 4 Dr, Red, Auto ...................... $2,495 ‘01 Grand Prix - 4 Dr, Auto, SE .........................$3,495 ‘00 Jimmy - Leather, 4x4, 4.3 .......................... $2,995 ‘00 Explorer - 4x4, CD, PW, PL......................... $1,900 ‘99 Envoy - 4x4, 145K, Loaded .........................$4,995 ‘99 Sunfire - Sunroof, 2 Dr, 103K...................... $3,995 ‘98 Tahoe - Black, 4x4, Leather........................ $3,995 ‘97 Caravan - 4 Dr, Auto, FWD .........................$1,400 ‘93 Geo Metro - Red, 2 Dr, 5 Spd .................... $1,995 ‘94 F150 - Reg. Cab, Auto, 4x4, 108K! ............. $1,200 Next to Chester Woods!


Oronoco Auto Parts and Auto Sales

410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • 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 ‘97 Taurus - Blue, 140K ..................$1,895

‘05 Impala - Blue, 159K .................$3,995

‘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

‘97 Avenger - Red, 177K ................$1,395 ‘95 Voyager - Maroon, 165K ..........$1,095 ‘98 Expedition - Blue, 4x4, 168K ...$2,995 ‘91 Ford Conv. Van - Red, 111K .. $1,495

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



place To find The besT deals

Attention: furniture moved, junk/ brush hauled, building tear-downs, pruning, raking, edging, weeding, mowing, gutters/windows cleaned. Moshe. 507282-3011. 1/11eow-1/9/13- 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 Lisa Lynn’s Home Cleaning. Weekly or bi-weekly. Cell 507-429-2135 or home 507-523-2716. s18,25,1,8- 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: ALL MOTORCYCLES & MEMORABILIA PRE 1980: Running or not. Top Cash Paid. 845-389-3239 (MFPA)


WANTED: used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay-outs. 507-269-2092 w6/27-8/20- x

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

WANTED: Used musical instruments. Any condition considered. Call 507-765-3830. w11,18- 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


ROOMS FOR RENT: Quiet furnished rooms, nice neighborhood, near downtown and bus line. Utilities paid. Ph. 507288-6647. r11,18,25- 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


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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat., July 21 9:30am - Tools, Household, Fishing Equipment, Collectibles, Auto, and Dolls. Held at David & JoAnn Hanson Residence, Owners, 636 Church Ave., St. Charles, MN. For more info contact Murt Boyum with Boyum Auctions at (507)273-6941 or go to www. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Aug. 25 10:30am - 148.28 +/- acres to be offered in 2 parcels Olmsted County, Pine Island, MN. Held on site 12934 Co. Rd. 3 NW Pine Island, MN. For more info contact Tony Montgomery Realty and Auction Co. (507) 259-7502 or online at Listing in the Journal.

ON-LINE AUCTIONS Closes on Tue., July 24 - Boats, Motors, Pontoons, Jetskis, Forklifts, Trailers, and More. For more info call (800) 889-3458 or go to Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-288-5201


• 2002 Liberty 16x72 2BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, W/D, Microwave hood, Lot #3 Hanson’s Harbor Lake City - $35,000 • 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 D Rochester - $32,000 $30,000 RE • 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, Water Softener, Fireplace, New Roof & Newer Shed, Located at 325 55th St. NE Lot #35, Hallmark Terrace - $27,000

• 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, Ad deadline is Thursday Noon for the next Wednesday’s edition.

Cabin type interior - $65,000

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