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The Williams House, located in the Historic Southwest neighborhood in Rochester faces the threat of demolition after October 1st. Photo by Nate Langworthy

Neighbors, preservationists seek to preserve Williams House By Nate L angworthy

While residents of the Historic Southwest neighborhood may have scored a victory last month, successfully arguing for the denial of a rezoning request required to build a five-story residential development on Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street southwest, a secondary goal of many neighbors, the preservation of the Williams residence, which many consider to be historic, may be slipping away. Developer Mac Hamilton purchased the property in May, and was issued a demolition per-

mit by the city after a motion to withhold the permit pending an environmental assessment failed with a 3-3 tie vote. Council members Michael Wojcik and Mark Bilderback, who represent constituents in the vicinity of the property, voted to delay issuance of the demolition permit, with council member Sandra Means joining in support of the motion with the condition that Hamilton be notified. Council members Bruce Snyder, Ed Hruska, and acting president Randy Staver voted in opposition to withholding the permit. “It would be an undue hard-

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ship on the developer and a bit of a last-minute measure to throw this roadblock in his way,” said Staver. “It probably speaks to the need for some kind of an ordinance so we don’t get to these eleventh hour actions.” Former county attorney Ray Schmitz brought the matter to the council’s attention during the open comment period preceding the meeting. “I encourage you to take action to preserve what many people in Rochester consider See WILLIAMS Page 6 

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Plans for reconstruction of the frontage road continue as Byrons city council moves forward. City Engineer Bill Angermann informed the council, “The interchange will be located at 10th Avenue. In our discussions with the DOT we’re looking at right of way issues along the frontage road, maintenance and financing options.” The construction date for this project appears to be years away, yet the council was ready to find a good starting point to address funding. Current plans would have the state taking back ownership of the corridor, that changes state grant amounts for the project. “We continue to have discussions as to how that will impact funding and it appears it will impact us more favorably than we had originally

thought. We are working on having proper amenities on a budget the way it should be,” added Angermann. Mixed feelings over frontage road access closure in the area in front of Margarito’s Restaurant resulted in further debate over the pros and cons of the closure. At least three council members and City Engineer Angermann were in favor of eventually closing the access. “It’s my opinion that now is the time to start planning on closing that access,” announced Angermann. “This will become more of a safety problem in the future with the added third lane added to Highway 14. I just feel that it is not a very safe intersection right now,” added Angermann. Local residents do concur that the access See BYRON Page 5 

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of Freemasonry, Rochester Masonic Lodge No 21, American Legion Post 92, VFW Post 1215, Rochester Area Shrine Club, Korean War Veteran’s Club, Disable Veterans Post 28, and Hosanna Lutheran Church. He was a past chair of the Salvation Army Board. He was the Recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award in 2002. He was the Recipient of the Sertoma 700 Club’s “Service to Mankind Award” in 2000. He was the Recipient of the Rochester Area Housing Councils Affordable Housing Production Award. Robert is survived by his wife, Beverly of Rochester; children, Lori (Rick) Lovett of Rochester, MN, Charles (Sally) DeWitz of Rochester, MN, Julie (Brendan) Leisen of Kellogg, MN, Jean DeWitz of Rochester, MN, and Joan (Tony Bluske) DeWitz of Rochester, MN; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lavonne Gaskill of Plainview, MN, Harold (Myrna) DeWitz of Rochester, MN, LeEtta Lorimor of Rochester, MN, Arva Sackett of Rochester, MN, and Arthur (Dianne) DeWitz of Rochester, MN. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson, Christopher Lovett. A funeral service was held Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN with the Reverend Lisa Kipp officiating. Military Honors were provided by the American Legion Post #92 following the service at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Field. Burial was held in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Overland, 83, of Preston, formerly of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Golden Living West in Rochester, where she has resided since June. Beverly Ruth Erickson was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Winona County, to Elmer Roy and Lilly Mae (Harder) Erickson. She went to Winona High School. On Oct. 22, 1949, she married Harris Jerome Overland at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona. They resided in Lanesboro. Beverly was a housewife and a bookkeeper for her husband, who was owner and operator of the Overland Service Station. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Martha Circle. Beverly enjoyed embroidery, needlework and baking, and enjoyed time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris on May 29, 2009; and a brother, Ronald. Beverly is survived by one son, Larry (Bonnie) Overland of Kiel, Wis.; and one daughter, Lori (James) Haugen of Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Diane Dobrinska of Omaha, Neb. The funeral service for Beverly was held at 11 a.m Saturday, Aug. 11, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery.

Robert DeWitz Robert D. DeWitz, 78, of Rochester, died Sunday, August 5, 2012, at his home. Robert Donald DeWitz was born June 6, 1934, in Rochester to Arthur and Effie (Hunter) DeWitz. He married Beverly Goodenough Robert DeWitz on March 28, 1954. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed working, big game hunting, fishing, operating heavy equipment, and spending time with his family. Robert was a longtime Rochester business man and owner of DeWitz Home Builders. He developed many subdivisions and built over 3,000 homes in Rochester. Bob also was owner of the Ritz Arena Roller Rink and Arrow Marine. Robert was a past President (1987) and honorary member of Rochester Area Builders and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. He was a Construction Chairman of Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial and received the 2001 Mayor’s Medal of Honor Award for his work there. He was a member and past President of the Rochester Shrine Cycle Patrol. He was on the committee to Frank Lawrence Vondrashek construct the Minnesota Vet Frank Lawrence Vondrashek, erans and Emergency Services 55, passed away on Sunday, Museum. He served on the August 5, 2012, at his home, Board for Rochester Network after a long battle with Multifor Re-Entry. He served on the ple Myeloma and a short battle Rochester Planning Commiswith Acute Myeloid Leukemia. sion, Zoning Board of Appeals, Frank was born December and on the Sheriff ’s Youth Pro26, 1956, in Glendive, MT to gram’s Board for 11 years. He Willard and Dorothy (HalvorBeverly R. Overland was a member of the Shrine Osman Temple, Scottish Rite Beverly Ruth (Erickson) son) Vondrashek. He gradu-

ated from John Craig High School in Janesville, WI in 1975, University of WI – La Crosse in 1979 and the University of MN – Carlson School of Management in 1986. In 1979 he came to Rochester to work for IBM as a Software Engineer, to start a career that spanned 32 years. He married Rosalie Perron on June 11, 1988 at St. Marys of the Lake Catholic Church in White Bear Lake, MN. He was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he was active in several ministries. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus council 11460. Frank was involved with Christmas Anonymous for over 15 years, serving as New Toy Coordinator, then Vice President and President, and most recently Schools liaison with Rochester Catholic Schools and John Marshall High School. In 2006, after becoming a cancer survivor, Frank and another Multiple Myeloma survivor established the Multiple Myeloma Sharing Sessions Cancer Support group that continues to meet monthly in Rochester.

In addition, Frank volunteered with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Imerman’s Angels in mentoring cancer survivors. Frank enjoyed helping others, riding his Harley with friends and members of the Rochester HOG group, golfing and time at the cabin in WI. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Frank is survived by his wife of 24 years, Rosalie; children, Nicholas Vondrashek and Jenelle Vondrashek at home; sister, Anita (Gregory) Brandner of Atlanta, GA; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Dorothy Vondrashek. A Celebration of Life Mass was held on Friday, August 10, 2012, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester with the Reverend Don Schmitz officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Rochester. The family wishes that memorials go to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), Christmas Anonymous or Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

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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C ommentary Stop government waste Vote “No” on Voter ID By Karen Reisner This November when you go to the polls unencumbered by a required “government issued photo ID”, vote “NO” to save our state and local governments from spending more on unnecessar y rules and reg- Karen Reisner ulations. It has been estimated that the requirement of a government issued voter ID initially will cost more than $8 million, some believe it will be much more. Who will foot the bill? Will the state pay or pass it down to local governments? Where will the millions needed for the initial costs and the ongoing increased administrative costs, that will add to local government budgets for every future election, come from? The dollars will come from all of us. One way or another we will all pay the bill and for what? It seems to me that the approval of the amendment will only


serve to make voting more difficult and more expensive. The photo ID is to be paid for by the state, supposedly free to all eligible voters; not entirely true. It has been estimated that about 11 percent of eligible voters in the state do not have a photo ID that would satisfy requirements. Each voter needing the required ID will be responsible for obtaining their birth certificate, not free. Some will not take the time and effort, especially the elderly in nursing homes. Many students, elderly, soldiers and homeless will be disenfranchised as a result of this unnecessary amendment. This constitutional amendment requiring everyone voting in future elections to have this photo ID is a “solution in search of a problem.” The reason the state legislature gives for needing the photo ID is to reduce voter fraud, which is rare. There is very little evidence of prevalent voter fraud, certainly not enough to justify the financial outlay and the additional regulation on our freedom to vote. Voter fraud essentially has not been docu-


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mented in the state. The Greater Minnesota Advisory Panel (GMAP) is especially concerned about what this amendment could mean for future elections in rural areas. What will be “substantially equivalent” for voters who participate by mail or absentee ballots? If the voter ID amendment is adopted, voters will have to present a proper government issued photo ID in order to receive a ballot. This ID will need to reflect their current place of residence. Without the proper ID a voter will receive a “provisional ballot.” In order for the provisional ballot to be counted, the voter will have to present the proper government ID after the election at their county election office, which may be at a much greater distance than their polling location. Also, people voting with provisional ballots will loose the ability to keep their vote secret, as their name will be attached to the ballot. Of course, many questions of what will be required and how it will work are yet to be decided by the legislature. The Minnesota legislature has yet to pass enabling legislation, but they intend to do so if the amendment is adopted. So if you vote in favor of the amendment, you will not be sure exactly what you are approving. You will essentially be voting to approve important details, yet to be determined. Under current law, Minnesotans can update registration information on Election Day. There are several ways a voter can prove residency. If this amendment is adopted, it will serve to eliminate same-day registration. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of voters utilize same-day registration. Voter fraud is a felony. About three-quarters of the investiga-

tions into voter fraud in Minnesota have involved convicted felons. Convicted felons are not allowed to vote in Minnesota until their sentence has been completed including parole or probation. At any rate the number of investigations across the state for voter fraud have been minuscule. Each act of voter fraud, a felony, could be punished by up to 5 years in jail, plus a $10,000 fine. Many citizens don’t bother to vote with the excuse that their single vote won’t make a difference. Why would anyone risk the possible jail term and fine for a single vote? The requirement of a government issued photo ID may reduce any fraud by the “impersonation of another.” However, this kind of fraud is extremely rare, very very rare. There are multiple checks already built into the state’s voting system. Our vote is a privilege and is of utmost importance as a citizen under a democratic form of government. Our country already suffers from voter apathy. The voting process should encourage participation by all eligible voters and limit as much as possible any barriers. The US Constitution left voting qualifications up to the individual states. However, several amendments to the US Constitution have extended voting rights to more citizens. Amendment 14 in 1868

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includes “all persons born or naturalized” as citizens of the US. Amendment 15 in 1870 takes away limitations based on “race, color, or previous servitude.” Amendment 19 in 1920 took away any limitation “on account of sex.” Amendment 24 in 1964 took away limitations “by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.” Amendment 26 in 1971 extended the age lower to those 18 or older. All these amendments spell out ways in which the “right to vote” can not be limited. They encourage greater participation. The requirement for government issued photo IDs and other rules yet to be determined will increase regulation, drive up election costs, reduce voter participation, and increase government waste while not doing much of anything to prevent voter fraud any better than the current system. We have plenty of issues in our state that need fixing, this isn’t one of them. Why fix what isn’t broken? There is very little concrete evidence of voter fraud in Minnesota. This proposed constitutional amendment is motivated by politics, rather than what is in the best interest of the state and its citizens. Vote “No” to the Voter ID amendment and stop this government waste of our tax dollars.

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from the Highway to the Frontage Road has been a trouble spot with numerous accidents occurring at that location through the years. The council has listened to the views of Byron residents at recent public hearings. Fact gathering will continue, while taking into consideration how much the traffic will increase on nearby roadways due to the proposed closure. Mayor Ann Diercks held firm in her opinion that the frontage road access stay opened. “I would like to see some statistics regarding accidents in that particular intersection and until I see anything like that to change opinions here I’m all for keeping the road access open,” said

Diercks. Other details studied in the future development of Byron are plans to replace water mains in the 4th Ave N.E. area, the current water main in the area is fifty plus years old. Curb and gutter along the frontage road are also in the blue prints, as are plans to install and enforce no parking along the street. Currently there are no signs regarding parking in the area and it would require an ordinance to be passed by council at a future city council meeting. A separate bike path rather than a bike lane on the far right side of the lane also proved to be a popular with residents in the plans evolution. The Byron City Council next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 pm at Byron City Hall.

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Improved test scores and radical changes to lunch program co-star at Pine Island meeting By Karen Snyder An abbreviated Pine Island School Board (the quorum comprised Janet Szajner, Randy DePestel, Angela Heiden and John Champa) heard good news about the 2012 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). The tests’ results were such recent arrivals that K-8 Principal Tammy Berg-Beniak said she hadn’t had a chance to analyze them, but could report that in most grades, reading and math scores topped 2011 marks. Comparing reading proficiency this year to last, the combined percentages of students who met or exceeded standards improved in third grade (+3.3 percent), fourth grade (+3.2 percent), sixth grade (+6.4 percent) and seventh grade (+3.1 percent). Grades five and eight, however, slipped some (-3.6 percent and -1.2 percent respectively). Among area schools, Byron led in reading proficiency, Kasson-Mantorville finished second and Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Pine Island tied for third. As for 2012 math scores, Pine Island’s skyrocketed. The third- through eighth-grade average beat last year’s by 17 percent, boosting Pine Island into a fourth-place tie with K-M. Byron, Z-M and Dover finished

first, second, third. Burger with milk demoted Under new federal nutrition standards for schools, a hamburger and milk no longer constitute a meal and will not count as such. And that’s official, one among a glut of directives issued by NSLP (National School Lunch Program), which the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) administers. The mandates are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, passed by Congress and promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Two representatives from Taher Inc., the food service management company that oversees Pine Island school district’s meals program, attended the Aug. 2 board meeting. Senior Vice President Judy Cameron and District Manager Jayme Sundby had come to address several complaints and to explain USDA’s latest regulations. Cameron discussed some of the changes and said compliance is essential. The old rules called for fruits or vegetables. The new rules require offering both, and for students to take at least one. Every day, every student must have at least a half-cup of fruit and/or vegetables on his or her tray. If not, the lunch will fall

short of government directives – which include penalties. USDA categorizes vegetables and specifies serving sizes: • orange or red - ¾ cup • dark green - ½ cup • starchy (green peas, corn, white potatoes) - ½ cup • dried beans or peas - ½ cup “When you see black beans on the menu,” Cameron said, “it’s not our choice. We’re going to try to get kids to taste them.” At least half the grains must be whole grains. Portions will be restricted. (No longer will bread sticks complement spaghetti.) Meat/meat alternatives’ portions will likewise be limited. Milk must be one percent or fat-free; chocolate milk must be fat-free. Calorie counts fall within strict ranges: • 550 to 650 for K - 5 • 600 to 700 for 6 - 8 • 750 - 850 for 9 - 12 (No seconds for strapping athletes.) “We have no choice,” Cameron said. “We’re required to have butternut squash on the menu,” Sundby said. “I don’t know about Pine Island kids, but my kids don’t like butternut squash. “I’m a little nervous we’ll be feeding the garbage can.” Then he and Cameron talked See PINE ISLAND Page 7 

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to be a historic building,” said Schmitz. “Like Humpty Dumpty, unless something is done rapidly, there will be no putting this back together again. There will be no leisurely manner for you to respond to this threat to this valuable historic part of the fabric of the city of Rochester.” The council took the discussion up as new business following the regular agenda. “At least we would have an understanding of what we are or are not tearing down,” Bilderback said in support of delaying the demolition permit. “You’ll never get it back if it is historic.” Demolition cannot occur until October 1st, when the leases of current tenants of the Williams house expire. Current tenants of the property, which has been a rental property with six units

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for approximately 50 years, have been give notice to evacuate. “The writing’s on the wall that this building is too far gone,” said Hruska. “What are we going to do, wait for it to fall apart?” Tim Schmitt, a member of the Historic Preservation Committee, stated the historic preservation ordinance, as currently written would call for an environmental assessment to be done ahead of the council’s decision. He reiterated a statement from the previous council meeting that a group interested in preserving the Williams home may be forthcoming if the option is available and the home may qualify for preservation grant funding. The Williams house is not listed among the national register of historic places, a designation that would make an environmental assessment necessary. The state law requiring

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hold a special session to set criteria for the interim superintendent’s job description. (That position has yet to be filled.) The next regular meeting will take place Aug. 20.

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until the 2013-2014 school year and it looks like we can stay on that schedule.” According to Pagel, one bus will need to be retired at the end of this school year. The district purchased four new buses in 2010. Pagel also recommended looking at software to help with designing bus routes for efficiency and cost savings. The school board also approved the wording on three policies for the coming school year. They approved the Bullying Prohibition Policy, Open Meetings and Closed Meetings Policy and the Enrollment of Non-Resident Students Policy. A resolution was

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passed relating to the election of school board members. There are three school board positions that will be elected for a term of four years. The district has avoided borrowing money but there has been some talk of short-term borrowing to meet financial obligations. “We are getting close but it is a little down the road,” Klaehn said. “Most school districts have to do it because of the state holding back money.” The school board approved the Technology Plan presented by Bryan Berg, District Technology Coordinator. “It gives us a vehicle to look at where we are and what we are trying to do,” Berg said. School districts that want to remain eligible for federal technology funding need to have a plan to cover July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015. The plan will be monitored and evaluated during the life of the plan. Goals will likely change over this period. With the new school year getting closer, the new teacher workshop schedule is set and will begin Monday, August 20. The all-staff workshop schedule begins Monday, August 27.

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By Bill Lisser The Eyota City Council approved a request from Brad Boice, Eyota Public Works Director, to spend approximately $4,000 to clean a water main to improve water flow. The water main is located in an older part of town and was installed between 1937 and 1958. Boice will contract with Infratech to perform a procedure known as Polly Pigging. The procedure involves running a swab through the water main to clean out deposits that have built up. Boice hopes to double the water flow. There are two hydrants located on Lafayette Avenue that are affected by the low water flow. The water flow in these hydrants is so low that the fire department is instructed not to hook up to them. The procedure would affect water service to residents in this area for some period of time. The council discussed putting together a longterm plan to replace the older water main sometime in the next couple of years. The council also approved approximately $2,800 for Boice

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The Volunteer Center at United Way of Olmsted County promotes community engagement by connecting individuals and groups in Southeastern Minnesota with rewarding volunteer opportunities. To help promote volunteerism, United Way of Olmsted County highlights a few opportunities each week. If you would like to receive this column or would like information on additional opportunities, contact United Way office at (507) 529-4831 or go to Running Start for school There are still many fun positions available to get our students off to a great new school year. On Thursday, August 23th and Friday, August 24th, volunteers are needed to welcome participants, help with registration, be runners (“distributors”), and work on the tear down crew. Interpreters for Arabic, Somali, and Spanish language are also needed Go to and click on “Volunteer” or call 2871958 for more information or to volunteer with United Way of Olmsted County. Meals on Wheels delivery driver Deliver hot, nutritious meals to people unable to prepare or access

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Lights will go out on coal plant By Nate Langworthy Rochester’s distinctive part-time resident, the Canadian Honker, may need to find a new haunt as the source of Silver Lake’s artificially warm water will soon cease to provide a comfortable winter location for the geese. The Rochester Public Utilities board voted unanimously to retire the Silver Lake coal plant by the end of 2015, halting the operation of Minnesota’s oldest coal generator, which was once Rochester’s only source of energy following its construction after the Second World War The decommissioning of the facility follows a national trend away from coal-generated power, and makes Rochester the first site to stop coal generator operation

in the state. A number of factors, including the rising cost of coal and the availability of cheaper natural gas and renewable sources, have made coal generators a costly, unfavorable option in comparison to alternatives. While cheaper energy sources have provided the carrot for the conversion, enforcement of long-delayed air quality regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, has also provided a stick, with the city being on the line for upgrades roughly estimated at $90 million to bring the plant into compliance with regulations. The city also faces possible litigation from the EPA if it continues to burn coal in violation of clean air laws. “It’s a net gain for the commu-

Call the OCJ at 507-288-5201 to advertise or offer news tips! RPU is currently purchasing energy from the MISO energy market, which services most of the upper Midwest. Investment in new infrastructure to tap into the CAPX2020 line, will allow for expanded participation in the regional energy market. “This is clearly an economic decision,” said RPU board president Jerry Williams. “We can go out on the open market and purchase electricity.” In fact, energy production at the Silver Lake plant has dwindled down to a mere fraction of its former output. In 2011, the plant operated for just over 250

nity,” said RPU board and city council member Michael Wojcik. “No matter where we get our energy from, it will be cleaner than coal.” The Silver Lake facility includes four units. The first, and smallest, was constructed in 1948. Three more units were constructed between 1953 and 1969. The site has been partially converted to natural gas in the past few years. Production from the site has been supplemental during this time as RPU has moved to purchasing the majority of its energy from the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency. The majority of locally-produced energy will come from investment in more natural gas facilities, like the one operated at Cascade Creek. Analysis conducted by energy consulting firm Burns and McDonnell showed that the cost of continuing to run the Silver Lake plant was much higher than what energy can be purchased for from the regional energy market.

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2012 motorcyclist fatalities pass 25-death milestone Local students graduate from ST. PAUL -- The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hit 26 following a deadly July when seven riders were killed, tied with May for deadliest month of the year for riders. This year’s rider deaths are slightly up compared to the 23 at this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC). To-date in 2012, 191 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads of which 14 percent are riders. At this rate, DPS projects 46 deaths for 2012, which would mark the first time since 2008 that rider deaths have increased. There were 42 rider deaths in 2011 and 45 in 2010. DPS officials say there are many contributing factors to the deadlier year for riders, including record-high numbers of motorcyclists and early summer-like weather. The first rider death

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ing courses; media relations, events, campaign and informational materials; and third-party skills testing for motorcycle license endorsement through the Basic Rider Course and evening motorcycle testing project at select DVS Exam Stations. The MMSC was created from a state statute to address record high motorcyclist fatalities in the early 1980s. The law also created a state dedicated Motorcycle Safety Fund, which comes directly from Minnesota motorcyclists through a portion of motorcycle endorsement fees. Motorcycle safety is a component of _Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), the state’s primary road safety initiative. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes -- education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response. Recent MMSC Activity •Ridership is at record-high levels in Minnesota, with over 230,000 registered motorcycles and almost 400,000 licensed operators. •2011 _Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts_ reports 42 rider deaths, down from a 24-year high of 72 in 2008. •Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Proclamation of Motorcycle Safety for state of Minnesota on May 14, 2012.

Carleton College

Northfield, Minn. (Grassroots Newswire) August 6, 2012 - The following local students received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Carleton College during its 138th Commencement exercises, held on Saturday, June 9: •Paulina Lopez of Rochester (55901) received the degree in Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude. Lopez is the daughter of Angelica Ledesma and Francisco LopezJimenez of Rochester. •Mihajlo Babovic of Rochester (55902) received the degree in Music. Babovic is the son of Dusica Babovic and Srdan Babovic of Rochester. Two senior students spoke at the ceremony. Rebekah Frumkin, a philosophy major from Libertyville, Illinois, presented a speech entitled “What We Talk About When We Talk About Carleton,” and Michael Groeneman, a computer science major from Bethesda, Maryland, delivered a

speech entitled, “Thirteen Hundred Days.” Carleton also presented an honorary degree during the commencement ceremony to scientist George H. Davis, The Regents Professor (Emeritus) of Structural Geology at the University of Arizona, and the current chair of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Geosciences Directorate. Davis was awarded the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Davis briefly addressed the graduating class, as did Carleton College’s eleventh president Steven Poskanzer. Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 1,900 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. High academic standards, an excellent teaching faculty and a diverse student body contribute to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.


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Rochester School Board OKs iPad purchase By Nate Langworthy The next wave of Rochester public school students will be further immersed in a technology-rich environment, and the school district claims that tax assessments won’t need to be raised to make it happen. By a unanimous vote, the school board approved a technology plan that will provide students with iPads with curriculum-specific software as part of the district’s one to one technology plan. The program is currently being piloted on students at Longfellow elementary school. “I think it is the right direction to go,” said board member Gary Smith. “I think it’s a reasonable and pragmatic approach to moving towards having a 21st century school system.” District finance director Larry Smith said that the program can go forward with no increase in

property taxes due to adjustments in other areas of the budget and issuance of a $14.87 million bond to be repaid over 15 years. Reductions to the general maintenance budget will allow for the one to one program with iPad and software purchase, as well as finding a new site for the Golden Hill Alternative Learning Center, which is in poor condition. A cap has been set at $9 million for construction or renovation of an existing property to house the Golden Hill program. The annual update of the tenyear maintenance plan and the review of the action plan for the Golden Hill facility also garnered unanimous approval. Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, 2250 iPads will be purchased. After reviewing student data related to the program, the board has the option to go forward with purchasing

an equal number of iPads for each of the following two school years, as is currently planned, or decide that the program has been unsuccessful and use the money budgeted to pay off the district’s loan. Data is currently being tracked from the Longfellow program and the success of the initial wave will be quantified by a technology committee for review in years two and three of the plan’s implementation. The approved plan reduced the number of iPads purchased by more than half the number originally asked for, with the district initially requesting 5000 iPads a year to the tune of $7 million total cost. The district’s technology committee will be working on a plan to implement the program, and Munoz asked that a school board member be brought on to that committee.

Share your thoughts at Board member Breanna Bly recommended that middle schools and high schools develop an implementation plan before resources for the one to one program are allocated to those levels. She recommended beginning the program in elementary schools so that younger students are familiar with the technology as they progress. “I think that’s where we’re going to see the biggest bang for the buck,” she said. Superintendent Munoz stated that he would like to see the program implemented in all three levels, but deferred to the recommendations of the technology committee, which is not yet formed. The total cost budgeted for the iPads and software is about $3.1 million in total. The plan is only a portion of the district’s

technology plan, which calls for an additional $3.8 million to go toward replacement of sevenyear-old desktop computers and monitors. Main Ave. Harmony


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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



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Call the OCJ at 507-288-5201 to advertise or offer news tips!

Three receive saved by the belt award Rochester, MN – On April 14, 2012 at 10:38PM, on Hwy 13 just north of Freeborn County Road 14, a tragedy occurred. Three people, Alex Kast

[driver], Jeremy Hyman and Chaz Mithun, were traveling southbound on Hwy 13 where an approaching vehicle crossed the center line and hit

their vehicle head on. Kast, Hyman and Mithun were all transported to the Albert Lea Hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle

which hit them was deceased. The three survivors were wearing their seatbelts - it is no stretch to state that without them [seat belts] they would have been seriously injuried or may not have survived the crash.

Alex Kast, Jeremy Hyman and Chaz Mithun all received the Saved By The Belt Award Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Minnesota State Patrol, Rochester District Office.

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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 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


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 4-8/15tfn Bob’s Construction, inc. “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, Vinyl, Cement Board Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden Professional Installation - Friendly Service The Right Choice Starts with the Right Company! Bob’s Construction, inc. 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-8379 Lic.# 004842


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Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 for more info.

Pine Island Toastmasters Club: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine Island, 6:307:30am. For more information visit http:// * 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. *

Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info.*

Rochester Huff and Puff Club (group for people with breathing problems), 1:303:30pm, Masonic Lodge, 2nd St. SW. For more info call Ed, 507-289-0034 American Chronic Pain Association support group: Rochester Public Library, 3-5pm. For more information call 507-288-9102. Coffee Get-Together- 6:30-7:30pm, Seasons Hospice Center for Grief and Support, 1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester. Strategies for Kids (and adults!) with Attention Issues- 6:30-8:00pm at LearningRx Brain Training Center, 3780 Marketplace DR NW, Rochester. For more info call 507-206-6757

SATURDAY, AUG. 18 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.* Supermarket Saturday- with Channel One Food Shelf. 10am-11:30am, Oasis Church, 1815 38th St. NW Rochester. Call 507-2898596 with questions. CARM’s Water Festival- Cambodian Association of Rochester Minnesota. Silver Lake, 10am-5pm. All events free and open to the public.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. *

Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. *


Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 6:00pm, Community Celebration Church in Kasson. *

CARM’s Water Festival- Cambodian Association of Rochester Minnesota. Silver Lake, 10am-5pm. All events free and open to the public. 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social of The St. Olaf Heritage Association, 2-4pm, at the Historic Tverberg Cabin, 6200 Cty Rd. 3 SW, Byron, MN. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. *

MONDAY, AUG. 20 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.

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, AUG. 21 AAA Safety Day, 11am-2pm, 1535 Greenview Drive SW Rochester. 507-289-1851 Organ Recital by Ryan Hulshizer, Freelance organist, 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. *




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: Small Animal cages. Great condition. Multi-level cages and accessories. 3 ft ($70), 6 ft ($120) With tunnels and stands. Email Heidi at heidicay@ s15- x

Bring a smile to the Elderly! Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. A variety of day, evening & weekend shifts available. Flexible schedules. Training provided. Apply online, www. or call M-F. 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk3- x

First Student – Rochester, MN Medium to Heavy Duty Mechanics/ Technicians Full-time BUS & DIESEL Technician Immediate Opening Join our world class team of safety-focused maintenance technicians. Currently, we are looking for diesel mechanics to maintain our modern fleet of vehicles. Stable, reliable year round work. Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age; have a valid driver’s license; ability to obtain a CDL; and in depth knowledge and experience with OSHA and DOT requirements. Must have basic mechanic’s tools; and be able to pass a background check and drug screen. We offer: bi-weekly pay; annual increases; company training; benefits available; holidays and vacation; 401(k); and Free uniforms. For more information you can contact Larry Kramer at 507-292-6145. If interested, please email your resume to Larry Kramer at Equal Opportunity Employment h1,8,15- 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

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

SPORTING GOODS MEL’S GOLF CARS, LLC. Closeout on 2012 New Yamahas. Out with the 2012 and in with the New 2013. Special pricing on overstock gas and electric 2011 and 2012 carts. Over 30 used models to choose from. Now demonstrating the all new 2012 and 2013 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. sg8,15,22- x

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LOCAL SCHOOL custodians needed beginning 2012-2013 school year. Must pass criminal background check. Email or fax resume to: Fax: 507-292-7870. h27tfno HELPWANTED: RPM MOTORSPORTS is seeking a Sales Representative to Join our Team. Full time 8AM-5:00PM, Mon.-Fri., hourly plus commission. General knowledge of Classic Cars and Auto Parts ranging from 1930 to 1970, and computer systems experience. Send resume to RPM Motorsports PO BOX 169 Albert Lea, MN 56007 or email, no walk ins or calls.h1,8,15- x


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ANTIQUES ANTIQUES WANTED: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, CAMERAS, PHOTOGRAPHS & ALBUMS ADVERTISING SIGNS PRE 1960 POSTCARDS (written on OK), Books, Magazines, Anything Paper, LICENSE PLATES, TOKENS, CIVIL WAR & WWI & WWII & VIETNAM PHOTOGRAPHS & WAR ITEMS, POCKET WATCHES, Marbles, GOLD & SILVER Coins, Hunting & Fishing, Railroad, Outboard Motors, Toys, Guns, Knives, Crocks, Peddle Cars & Tractors, Jewelry, Car Parts, Weather Vanes, Old Tools. COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES 1 piece or Complete Estates, 41 Years Buying. 507-402-0880. a15, 22, 29, 7, 14, 21-x

GARAGE SALES Thursday, Aug. 16 12-7pm Friday, Aug.17 8am-1pm 2000 50th St. NW. Kitchen items, books, freezer, saws, decorations, clothing, extension cords, pot belly stove, hardware and more. g15-x oTo Visit oVisited Thursday, August 16 4-7pm, Friday, August 17 9am-3pm, Saturday, August 18 9am-2pm. Fabric, home decor, bedding, rugs, kitchen utinsels, girls, women junior clothing, purses, shoes, table cloths, wedding decor, motorcycle gear and misc. 4601 14th Ave. NW Rochester g15-x oTo Visit oVisited

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1996 SeaBreeze Motor Home, Class A, 33 ft long, Ford 460 Engine with 70 gallon tank, 57,000 Miles, Crank out Awning. Immaculate condition. Two top a/c units, air goes through ducts front to back. New front tires, approx 2,500 miles. 2 new batteries, 6 months old. Onan 5.5 generator. Queen size bed (walk around) in rear. Couch makes into double bed. Kitchen table with benches (bed for children). Flat Screen TV in front - new, never used. TV in back bedroom. DVD/ VCR player/cassettes/radio. Microwave/ oven never used. Refrigerator/Freezer combination. $13,900. Call or (507) 279-9900 [1] or (507) 433-2255 [2] leave message. mh1,8,15- x

Over 150 New & Used Campers iN stOCk! “Award-Winning” Service Department We service all makes & models

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Household Items, Furniture, Books, Toys, etc. Corner of 4th St. & 11th Ave. SE, Rochester MN

WEDNESDAY, AUG 22 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.* 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 Call itFarmer’s in! Market2-6pm, Kmart Parking lot at 3rd Ave and 507-288-5201 9th St. SE. *

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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

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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. h8,15,22- x DRIVERS: Regional & OTR. CDL-A Avg. 2000-2200mi/wk! Great Pay & Hometime! Safety & CSA Bonuses. Weekly Pay! Jaime/Eric: 563-275-3366 or 888-912-7342 h15-x ExPERIENCED 35 year+ housekeeper. Looking to fill weekly/bi-weekly openings since families moved. Rochester area. Reasonable. 507-282-8563. h15,22o


Wed., Aug. 15, 10:00am - Excess Plbg.Htg.-A/C Auction. Held at 1329 Interchange Place, La Crosse, WI (North Side). For more info contact: Zenke Auction at (507)8962090 or go to www.zenkeauctionrealty. com. Sat., Aug. 18, 8:30am - Looking Glass Prairie Furniture Auction. Amish-made furniture. Located at 10419 295th Ave., Harmony, MN. For more info contact Northern Investment Co., (715)926-4265. Sat., Aug. 18, 9:00am - Tractors, Hay Equipment, Chopper, Tillage Equipment, Plant and Misc. Machinery. Held at Rushford Village Hall. For more info contact Boyum Auctions at (507)273-6941 or go to www. Sun., Aug. 19, 9:00am - Antique, Tool and Household. Held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building, 412 East Park Street, Spring Valley, MN. For more info contact Spring Valley Sales Co. (507)346-2183 or 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

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Thurs., August 30, 9:30am - Harvest Dealer Consignment Auction. Held at Gehling Implement and Auction Co., Preston, MN. For more info contact Gehling Auction Co. 507-765-2131 or www.gehlingauction. com.

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Come to CMG and fill out an application. We are currently hiring for two locations in Rochester, MN. •South plants shifts-1st 6:30am-1pm, 2nd 1pm-7:30pm, 3rd 7:30pm-2am, Mon-Sat. •North plant shifts-1st 6am-2:00pm. •Monday through Friday with some weekends. Wages start at $7.50-$8.50 hourly. We offer paid holidays, Medical and Dental benefits, Vacation, Annual raises and Overtime paid at time and a half. There is a 30 day increase and bonus. There is room for growth in this company which does require higher pay. We also hire for warehouse, machine operator, and sanitation positions when available. Background Checks and Drug Tests required. Please apply at 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 or call 507-923-4955. We look forward to meeting you!

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JEFF NIELSEN SALES: UTILITY VEHICLE: 2007 Kawasaki 600 Mule Cab 2WD $4,500.00 SKIDLOADERS: Gehl: 1991 3410 diesel $6,350.00, 1998 John Deere 3375 Diesel Hrs:1114 $6,250.00, Case: 1845C $12,100.00, 85XT $16,999.00, Bobcats: 873 New Motor: $19,500.00, T200 $19,500.00, Mustang 342 $7,750.00. MOWERS: JD 425 $3,000.00. TRACTORS: 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-SellTrade (H) 507-377-1137 (C) 507-3837012, Contact also: Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment 48 years in business! (C) 507-279-1303 f15, 22, 29-x

BUY GOLD & SILVER COINS-1 OVER DEALER COST For a limited time, Park Avenue Numismatics is selling Silver and Gold American Eagle Coins at 1 over dealer cost. 1-877-807-2165 (MFPA)



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)

1995 Chevy Camaro, 102,000 miles. V6 automatic. Rebuilt engine, new tires, new radiator. Interior and exterior in good shape. $4,000. 507-440-1369, in Rochester area. a8,15- x

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‘00 Cougar - Sunroof, 2 Dr, White .........$4,295 ‘02 Suburban - Leather, 3rd Row ..........$5,995 Sold ‘03 Outlander - AWD, 109K! ..................$6,995 ‘05 Grand Am - 134K, 4 Dr, CD ............. $5,795 ‘99 Expedition - 3rd Row, 145K, 4x4 .....$4,295 ‘99 F150 - Ext. Cab, 108K, 4x4.................So$5,295 ld ‘02 Rendevous - FWD, Auto, CD ........... $4,495 ‘04 Sebring Conv - 142K, Auto ..............$5,495 ‘04 Envoy - Blue, 4x4, New Tires ........... $7,295 ‘02 Bravada - 4x4, Leather, Heated Seats ...$6,295 ‘03 Bonneville - 4 Dr, 132K, New Tires..$6,495 ‘04 Monte Carlo - Red, 135K, Leather ..$6,295 ‘00 Alero - 127K, Red, 4 Dr, CD..............$3,995 ‘87 Camaro - Z28, T-top, 350, Auto .....S$4,495 old ‘05 Trailblazer - 4x4, Auto, 4.2, 4 Dr.....$6,295 Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm •

‘02 Malibu - 4 Dr, 113K, Sunroof ............$3,995 ‘93 Suburban - 150K, 3rd Row!..............$1,900 ‘03 Neon - 4 Dr, Silver, 117K! ..................$3,995 ‘98 Gr Cherokee - 138K, 4x4 .................$3,995 ‘99 F150 - Ext Cab, Red, 4x4 ...................$4,295 ‘97 F150 - Reg Cab, 5 Spd, 82K! .............$3,995 ‘96 Sonoma - Ext Cab, 128K ...................$2,995 ‘00 Twn & Ctry - 4 Dr, White, Leather ... $2,700 ‘98 Gr Am - 2 Dr, GT, 140K .....................$2,495 ‘99 Sunfire - 103K, Sunroof .....................$3,995 ‘95 Gr Am - 4 Dr, CD, SE .........................$1,600 ‘01 Windstar - CD, Quad Seats ............. $2,900 ‘97 Geo Metro - 5 Spd, 2 Dr, 3 Cyl .........$1,995 ‘97 Explorer - 4x4, 4 Dr, CD ....................$1,400 ‘01 Kia Sephia - 4 Dr, Auto, 4 Cyl ..........$2,495 Next to Chester Woods!


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410 1st St. SE, Oronoco, MN 55960 507-367-4315 • 800-369-4315 • Just 5 minutes north of Rochester on Hwy 52 ‘02 Blazer - 4x4, Red, 155K ............$3,495

‘98 Expedition - Blue, 4x4, 168K ...$2,995

‘94 Olds 98 - Blue, 212K ................$1,395

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

‘04 Intrepid - Silver, 183K ..............$2,995 ‘97 Taurus Wagon - White, 103K ..$2,495 ‘97 Seville STS - Pearl, 145K ........$2,995 ‘97 Voyager - Blue, 226K ...............$1,295


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‘95 Dakota - 200K, Blue .................$1,295

‘00 Neon - Gold, 114K ....................$2,695

‘96 Windstar - Blue, 130K .................. $1,495

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

‘94 Summit - Maroon, 148K .................. $895

BEST VALUE Acreage on market, minutes from town, septic complete. First 99,900 firm takes. 507-383-3820 el,15-x ACREAGE FOR SALE: NW of LeRoy. Nearly completed remodeling. Everything new. 4-BR, 2 Bath, 3-story with 3/4 basement. Geothermal foam insulation. 32’x36’ garage with in-floor heating. 25 acres & 11 tillable. For more information call 641-330-5995. s15, 22, 29, 5-o

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‘99 Taurus - Blue, 190K ..................$1,695

‘95 GMC Sonoma - Blue, 266K, Clean ..$1,195

FOR SALE: 400+ beautiful trees on 4.25 acres, 2 plus bedroom house, 20120 furnace and water heater. 20’x400’ shed with insulated shop, 2 car garage. Quiet! Relaxing! Only 10 minutes south of Austin. Asking $99,900 - possible contract. Call 507-363-1255. e1,8,15- x

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)

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-859-7796 (MFPA)

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



• 2002 Liberty 16x72 2BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, W/D, Microwave hood, Lot #8 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

We pay $200 and UP for junk cars, trucks, and more. Free Tow away - call Oronoco Auto Salvage at 507-3674315. w20tfn- o WANTED: used or non-running vehicles, fair prices, cash pay-outs. 507-269-2092 w6/27-8/20- x


• 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, C/A, Deck, 515 55th NE St., Rochester - $32,000 $30,000

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

• 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

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 r15,22-x

• 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 - $27,500

• 2000 Friendship 16x70 3BR, 2BA, Gas Stove, Refrig, Range, W/D, C/A. 1618 Marion Rd. SE, Lot #165, Oak Terrace - $33,000

Business Suites for Lease AvAilAble September 1St 491 sq. ft. (could be split) and 168 sq. ft. in established mall with plenty of parking and a lot of activity! Great terms! ALSo AvAiLABLe NoW 986 sq. ft. in another mall in NW rochester.

Contact Dick at D & R Properties 507-254-5101 to view

• 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

Call For Details 5220 Hwy 63 n, Rochester (507) 282-9833

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even though respond to this lawsuit the Court and may not yet be filed with number on this there may be no court file Summons. 20 DAYS 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN You must S. TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT signed this who give or mail to the person se called an respon written a ons Summ of the date on Answer within 20 days ons. You which you received this Summ r to the Answe must send a copy of your ons located person who signed this Summ at the following address: Matthew J. Opat, P.A. Attorney at Law PO Box 455 22 SE Second Street Chatfield, MN 55923 RESPOND TO EACH MUST 3. YOU uotes

NOTICE Planni ng Count y Fillmo re The its next tour Commission will conduct 2012. They will on Monday, March 12, at 9:00 a.m. leave the highway shop n Township and visit a site in Presto of Hidden ch where Tom & Shelly Kraets applied for a have round Valley Campg to expand their Conditional Use Permit existing Campground. Chris Graves istrator Fillmore County Zoning Admin Publish 27


said Section the Northwest Quarter of , Fillmore 35; thence N89°58’42”E NAD83 County Coordinate Systemthe south (1986 Adjustment), along r, 1039.50 line of said Northwest Quarte , 99.00 feet; 9’06”W N00°4 thence feet; feet; thence thence N62°31’50”W, 759.00to the west S63°16’24”W, 412.50 feet r; thence Quartechev y pickup- 1977 $3,7000. line of said Northwest Nice line, 264.00 west 2000 Ford Windstar 132,00nS00°49’06”E, along said Dependable ning 507-498-3675. a9/20tf Contai ing. . phone $1,500 mi. feet to the point of beginn 7.25 acres, more or less.x And: r Dodge Neon, gone thru Quarte 1998 SALe: FORr est All that part of the Northw n Sectio oftely, new brakes, belts, battery, very of the Southwest Quarte comple Range 9 West, $1,100 OBO. 507-421g car. 35, Township 104 North,good runnin of north 4-7281 lying ota, . a13,20,27- x Minnes , County or 507-86 Fillmore 3012 the Minnesota the north right of way line of ed describ being Trail, State Recreational



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


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Matthew J Attorney for Pl SUMMONS TED TO THE P.O. B THIS SUMMONS IS DIREC . DANTS ld, MN DEFEN D Chatfie ABOVE NAME The Tel. No. 507-867 YOU ARE BEING SUED. 1. t agains t lawsui a Atty. Reg. No. Plaintiffs have started LEgAL DESCRIPTION you. aint is on of the Southwest Quarter The original Plaintiffs’ Compl istrator part That Fri. Mar. 2 . . . . . . . . . . 7:30pM Admin n 35, To file at the office of the Court Northwest Quarter of Sectio Sat. Mar. 3 . . . . . . . …. 7:30pM Do not throw Fillmore C of the above named Court. 104 North, Range 9 West, are official Sun. Mar. 4 . .… 4:00 & 7:30pM : these papers away. They You must Minnesota described as follows co rights. est your southw affect the that at papers PG Beginning even though it said respond to this lawsuit the Northwest Quarter of , F and Court the with filed 8’42”E may not yet be 35; thence N89°5 number on this NOTICE there may be no court file County Coordinate Systemthe Planni ng Count y Fillmo re The Summons. (1986 Adjustment), along r, its next tour 20 DAYS Run Time: 1 hr. 38 mins. Commission will conduct YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 2. line of said Northwest Quarte will They must 2012. , 99.0 CT YOUR RIGHTS. You on Monday, March 12, PROTE TO feet; thence N00°49’06”W feet a.m. at 9:00 signed this leave the highway shop n Township or mail to the person who give thence N62°31’50”W, 759.00to th called an ons a written response and visit a site in Presto of Hidden Summ S63°16’24”W, 412.50 feet ch of the date on r; days Quarte 20 est within Northw r where Tom & Shelly Kraets said Answe line of applied for a ons. You line Valley Campground have which you received this Summ r to the S00°49’06”E, along said west Co popcorn and save! to expand their Answe ing. Bring your own bucket for Conditional Use Permit must send a copy of your feet to the point of beginn 469) located ons ow(7 Summ round. 86-sh this 507-8 existing Campg person who signed 7.25 acres, more or less. Theatre Chris Graves at the following address: And: istrator om est Fillmore County Zoning Admin www.jemmovies.c Matthew J. Opat, P.A. All that part of the Northw of Publish 27 r Attorney at Law of the Southwest Quarte Range PO Box 455 35, Township 104 North, d Street lying ota, Secon SE 22 Minnes , save! County and e popcorn Fillmor Bring your own bucket for the M REqUEST fOR qUOTES, Chatfield, MN 55923 the north right of way line of TO EACH d CITy Of PRESTON 3. YOU MUST RESPOND State Recreational Trail, being g quotes your written The City of Preston is seekinA detailed CLAIM. The Answer is by metes and bounds as followsc In aint. Hall. City Compl in fs’ work est Plaintif eling northw the for remod response to Beginning at the eted is you r compl be to whethe work state said the of of must description your Answer you the Southwest Quarter Fillmore Street paragraph of , available at City Hall, 210 agree or disagree with each the Plaintiffs 35; thence N89°58’42”E more likely NAD Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times West or online at www.p the Complaint. If you believe County Coordinate System for on Friday March to have alcohol problems when they’re adults. along the north not be given everything askedyour Quotes are due by 10am should ment), Adjust 507at n say so in 1337. 9th. Please contact Joe Hoffma in the Complaint, you must said Southwest Quarter, ns. To learn more, go to the 765-2153 with any questio Answer. the northeast corner of Publish 27 CASE IF YOU or call 1.800.729.6686 Quar 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR Quarter of said Southwest EN RESPONSE l WRITT east A the SEND along NOT DO S01°32’54”E, PERSON THE S TO said LAINT of r COMP TO THE Northwest Quarte NOTICE ONS. If you the n CARROLTON TOwNShIP WHO SIGNED THIS SUMM you will lose Quarter, 360.02 feet to March the hold will hip days, s 20 Carrolton Towns do not answer within way line of the Minne of 4:30 at side Audit your of tell to Board N86 7th meeting and this case. You will not get Recreational Trail; thence es. may decide line, p.m. due to Lenten Servic of the story, and the Court along said right of way Luanne Storelee Plaintiffs everysa against you and award the thence southwesterly along Carrolton Township Clerk conc in the Complaint. If you for curve, a asked along thing line, way Publish 20,27 claims stated of do not want to contest the southeast, central angle not need to do ch you and aint, feet 2 Compl the 1687.0 in radius of ent can then be 140 respond. A default judgm curve bears S68°39’52”W, INg k OR relief requeste PRESTON TOwNShIP mEET entered against you for the DONATe yOuR cAR, TRuc the west line of said Southw BLiND. ChANgE ed in the Complaint. BOAT TO heRiTAGe FOR Thetible, Free thence N02°02’01”W, along ry wish Februa may regular You . hip 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE 870.07 feet to the poin Free 3 Day vacation, Tax Deduc care Of. The Preston Towns line, do you sday, If . Wedne ea meeting will be held to get legal help from a lawyer ning. Being subject to an Towing, All paperwork Taken Administrator of w February 29 at 7:00 p.m. not have a lawyer, the Court the Township Road right 888-472-9219 (MFpA) Publish 20,27 places where f. may have information about southerly boundary thereo if cks wanted. legal assistance. Even less. cars/tru or get All : more can cARS you acres, FOR 15.47 cASh you must still m paid. We come you cannot get legal help, protect your Containing in all 22.72 acres, Running or not! Top dollar call to for instant fORESTVILLE TOwNShIP provide a written Answer all in Fillmore County, Minnes to you! Any make/model. case. BID NOTICE Pub rights or you may lose the TE offer: 800/871-9145 McAN d until 7:30 DISPU receive be E will NATIV bids ALTER Sealed 6. the Township may agree to p.m. on April 16, 2012, by RESOLUTION. The parties


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