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A new Commissioner Podulke joins County Board By Nate L angworthy

During last week’s meeting of the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, Stephanie Podulke was officially sworn in to serve out the final year of the seat representing district one, which had been vacant after the unexpected passing of Podulke’s late husband, Mike. “I think we all wish the circumstances were different,” said Podulke during a comment period following her swearing in. “With things at the county as hard as they are, I thought that it was important that someone with a little bit of knowledge about the county came forward.” “I’m sort of a lime-green horn,” she said.

After participating in her first meeting as Commissioner, Podulke stated that she would continue to work to ensure corrections and human services in Olmsted County are effective and efficient. She especially will focus on services for children. “We owe our children the best that we can give them,” she said. The new Commissioner Podulke recognizes that these county programs, for which Mike advocated for 24 years, are facing new challenges in a tight economy. “It’s a hard time for everybody and the challenge is in treating people humanely while we have less money to spend,” said Podulke. Other County Business • The County Board accepted a mediation agreement between

Eyota receives grant money from Department of Transportation By Tracy Ebmeyer

The city of Eyota will receive $355,950 from a Minnesota Department Of Transportation “Safe Routes to School” grant that City Clerk Marlis Knowlton and EDA Director Cathy Enerson wrote the application for earlier this summer. More than eighty cities within the state applied for the grant, and sixteen were picked to be awarded the money. This money will be used throughout the city bringing new projects in and finishing up others that have been in the making for several years now. Sidewalks along Jefferson and Robert Avenue between fifth street and Knowledge Road will now be completed. The Knowledge Road trail between Robert and Jefferson

will also be extended, and a school speed zone near the elementary along Knowledge road will also be installed, ensuring the safety for the children. Twenty-nine curbs within the city will be redone or installed making them handicap accessible and the trail at West Side Park will be extended connecting it to Second Street, as well as bike racks for the school for anyone wishing to pedal to the campus throughout the year. The project is set for the 2012-2015 State transportation Improvement Program but the city has yet to receive a project number or funding year. This grant will have a huge impact upon the community, and city officials are excited to See EYOTA GRANT Page 12 

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Olmsted County and the Olmsted County Law Library in which the County would pay the Law Library $25,000 for each of the next four years. The Law Library will work with Legal Assistance of Olmsted County to improve the Library’s access to citizens. Olmsted County agreed not to cut funding for Legal Assistance under the amount budgeted for 2011 which is $91,000. • Approved a change order for the contract awarded to Mathiowetz Construction for concrete surface, shoulder, and culvert, and bridge work done on County Road 10 for an 8 mile stretch north of Dover that was begun last year and completed this summer. The work was projected to cost over $7.1 million, did not include concrete incentives reached and the company’s discovery of wet and unusable

soil below the surface that needed to be replaced. In total, the project cost more than $860,000 more than the original contract, bringing the total

cost to just over $8 million. • Heard a presentation from Jeff Spartz from the Association of MinSee COUNTY BOARD Page 17 

Stephanie Podulke officially being sworn in as Commissioner. Photo by Vangie Castro

Stewartville rejects proposed fire contract By K evin Blanchard

The Stewartville City Council voted to keep the current fire contract formula and policy for the 2012 budget and rejected the proposed contract that had been presented to the townships at their meeting Tuesday night, August 23. The finance committee had met with board members from the City of Racine, Racine Township, Pleasant Grove, High Forest and Sumner in response to their request to develop a formula based on building valuations. Mike Meyers was at the council meeting Tuesday night representing the township boards. The proposed contract would have reduced the annual cost for four of the townships: Racine township - $6,920.28; Pleasant Grove - $7,579.08; Rock Dell - $2,776.77; and, Sumner - $1,985.26. The contract would


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have increased the annual cost for Stewartville - $15,427.58; City of Racine - $724.09; and High Forest - $110.01. “We are all on board with the proposed contract,” Meyers said. “People are happy with the service they are receiving.” “We have been told that fifty percent of the fire usage is for the townships. But, we have not received any documentation to back that up,” he said. “The trust factor is important to the townships.” “I don’t think it was right when the city reduced its portion of the fire contract by $10,000 last year without letting the townships know,” Council member Judy Hanson said. “I don’t think that is the way you treat a partnership. We are benefitting as a city from your participation in the fire contract by sharing the cost.” Mayor Jimmie-John King said that the council has had to

reduce the city’s current budget by $163,000 dollars and has to trim that same amount from the 2012 budget. “With all the cuts we have made, if we would make an additional $15,000 cut, we would have to cut other programs important to the citizens of Stewartville,” Council member Gary Stensrud said. “Some of us do have options for fire coverage,” Meyers said. “You have not been open with us.” “I negotiated the last fire contract,” Council member Roger Hanson said. “We have made a step forward in being honest and open with the townships. I think we have a good service at a fair price. This is what we can offer you.” “I think it would hurt our budget,” Council member Lori MillerBeach said. “I think we should keep it the same. I think we need to get them the information that they See STEWARTVILLE Page 11 

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Obituaries Cynthia Crouse Mrs. Cynthia Crouse, 53, of Fountain, died Wednesday August 24, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Cynthia Rae Coppe was born September 11, 1957, in Hennepin County, the daughter of Milton and Maxine Coppe. Raised in Rochester, she was a 1975 graduate of John Marshall High School. She attended Rochester Voc. Tech. for a year, and then began working as a secretary for Action Realty. She married Steve Sorenson and they were later divorced. On August 6, 1988, in Fountain, she married Jim Crouse. From 1989 to 1999 she worked as a secretary for the Gehling Auction Company. In 2000 she received a kidney transplant and she retired due to health concerns. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fountain, a former Job’s Daughter, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Preston. She is survived by her husband, Jim Crouse of Fountain; a son, Chad (Sheridan) Sorenson of Rochester; two step-sons, Patrick (Julie) Crouse of Big Lake, and Ryan (Jenny) Crouse of Eagan;

her mother, Maxine Coppe of Rochester; five grandchildren; and a brother, Jeff Coppe of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father, Milton Coppe. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester. A memorial service for Mrs. Crouse was held Saturday August 27th at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel. The Reverend Beth Perez of the United Methodist Church in Fountain officiated. Lloyd James Meeker Lloyd James Meeker, age 83 of Chatfield, entered into eternal rest at his home on August 22, 2011, with his family by his side. He had been in failing health for some time. Lloyd was born on November 8, 1927, to John and Mary (Baker) Meeker in rural Wykoff. He attended school in Chatfield and Wykoff, graduating from Wykoff in 1944. He started school at Dunwoody, quit and started working for Judd Underleak, and then Denim Electric and then farming where his leg was amputated in a farm accident. He went back to school and got his degree in electronic technology and entered into

the Mayo Clinic workforce for 32 years. He also repaired TVs from his home. Lloyd married Luana Gardner on November 3, 1951, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and they lived in Chatfield their entire married life. Lloyd was a Past Master of Meridian Lodge #25AF&AM.; a Past Patron of Royal Chapter #42,OES.; had been Sr. Warden of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for 20 years, and was on the library board. He enjoyed watching his grandson play hockey, his granddaughter play ball and cheerleading, having coffee with friends, going fishing, bowling and playing cribbage with Marv Foss. Lloyd is survived by wife Luana of nearly 60 years, who was his caregiver, daughter Linda (Tom) Annesley of Ann Arbor, Michigan; a son Wayne Meeker of Rochester and special friend Rita Eggenberger of Rochester, grandson Nicholas Meeker of Rochester and granddaughter Kelly Meeker of Rochester; brother Lyle (Lorraine) Meeker of Chatfield; sister Helen (Harold) Baker of Chatfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Meeker, his sister Hazel Asher. Funeral services were held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chatfield on Friday, August


26, 2011 with Rev. Alice Applequist officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chatfield or Mayo Hospice Program. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield handled the arrangements. Nancy A. Russell Nancy A. (Ahrens) Russell, 66, of Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Nancy was born September 25, 1944, in Manchester, Iowa the daughter of Alfred Ernest and Genevieve Blanche (Remling) Ahrens. Nancy was an office manager working with court reporting at Carney & Associates Inc. She married Robert Lee Russell on December 26, 1964, in Kirksville,

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Missouri. Robert passed away on August 3, 2011. Survivors include children; Suzann Marie (Lenny) Bakken and Damon Scott (Amber) Russell both of Rochester, Minnesota. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Nevaeh Paige Crowson, Caitlin Rose Bakken and Logan Lee Bakken, and a sister Bette J. (Bill) Raus, Wintrop, IA. She will be greatly missed by all of her dear friends and family. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Robert. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, reading, and visiting with friends and family. She enjoyed getting to know her three grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Campton Cemetery, Lamont.

Olmsted County Church Directory Community Presbyterian Church.................................... Sundays - 9:30am 3705 55th St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)280-9291 Olmsted United Methodist Church .......................... Wednesdays - 6:30pm ...................................................................... Sundays - 9:00am & 10:45am 400 13th Ave SE, Rochester, MN (507)288-8911 Rochester Covenant Church ............................................ Sundays - 9:30am 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN (507)289-2990 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ............................ Sundays - 8:00am & 9:30am 1884 22nd St. NW, Rochester, MN (507)288-2469 The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Chosen Generation Parish ............................................. Sundays - 10:30am 1300 10th Ave. NE, Rochester, MN (507)202-4726 To list your church contact the Olmsted County Journal at (507)288-5201 or email

People’s Cooperative Services Canisteo substation vandalized On Friday, August 12, during a routine maintenance assignment People’s Cooperative Services line workers discovered a transformer at the Canisteo substation had been vandalized by gunshots several times. Crews worked through the weekend to address the problem and power has been temporarily rerouted to ensure continued service to members. A professional hazardous waste disposal contractor is assisting with the cleanup. Damages are estimated to be in excess

of $200,000. The substation serves members in Ashland, Canisteo, Hayfield, Rock Dell, and Vernon townships. No outages have been reported as a result of the damage. Power quality issues related to the vandalism are being addressed. Anyone having information regarding the vandalism is encouraged to call the local law enforcement at (507) 635-6200. A $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone giving information that leads to the arrest and con-

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Heidi is a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Nick is an Independent Contractor for hardwood flooring out of Rochester, Minnesota. Heidi and Nick will be married at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday, September 10th, 2011.


Local author Teresita SC Landin kicked off the promotion and signing of her book, The Passing Shadows, a Phillipine love story unfolding a young lady influenced by her family and cultural tradition. The author’s new fiction based on the true story adds on real life and color to the romantic genre with the release of this newly published book. It is a novel that one will enjoy as Evaris starts a life full of twists and turns of love and struggles in her life in the story of the early 20th century. Teresita SC Landin resides in Rochester and released her book at a picnic in Cooke’s Park on July 23, 2011, sponsored by the Phillipine Cultural Club of Rochester. The picture above shows a part of the members and guests at the picnic with the author, and Letty Magno Maralit who initiated this event. The book is available at Barnes and Noble book store and at com.

Muller ~ Harders Travis Muller of Rochester, MN and Kayla Harders of Rochester, MN are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The groom is the son of Bob and Lynette Muller of Preston, MN. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Pam Harders of Rochester, MN. Travis is a Clinical Assistant at Mayo Clinic and Kayla is a stylist at City Looks Salon in Rochester. They will be united in marriage on September 17, 2011, at Gloria Dei in Rochester, MN.

Sethre ~ Wiplinger Heidi Sethre and Nick Wiplinger, together with their parents are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are John “Terry” and Judy Sethre, Rochester, Minnesota. Grandparents of the bride are the late Robert “Bob” and Mary Jane Sethre, Preston, Minnesota and Janet and the late Carver Leighty, Lakefield, Minnesota. Parents of the groom are Richard “Dick” Wiplinger, St Paul, Minnesota and Peggy and Rick Vaughan, Rochester, Minnesota. Grandparents of the groom are the late Rudolph “Rudy” and Bernice Wiplinger, St Paul, Minnesota and Delmar and the late Marie Harris, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Gillman ~ Brantner Rebecca Gillman of St. Paul, MN, and Seth Brantner of Rochester, MN are proud to announce their engagement. Rebecca is the daughter of Richard and Esther Gillman of Mendota Heights, and Seth is the son of Don and Becky Brantner of Winona. Seth and Rebecca will reside in Rochester, MN.

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C ommentary The Root of the Problem

By Karen Reisner Government dysfunction is rooted in so-called “safe seats” whether they are in the state legislature or the United States Congress. Safe seats make for hopelessly divided government. The bickering and partisanship in government is one of the biggest drags on our economy. D y sf u nc t ion in government breeds uncertainty and a loss of confidence. This dysfunction is a large part of the rea- Karen Reisner soning used by Standard and Poors when it rapped the knuckles of the United States by lowering the country’s credit rating for the first time in history. After following the mess in St. Paul with the state shut down and a similar but much larger mess in Washington D.C., I have little faith that politicians can throw off their political baggage and make the hard decisions that will be good for our state and country. Politicians need to represent their country first, their party and ideology second and third. Congress takes an oath to represent their constituents, not their party. Moderates that can work across the aisle make divided government work. This makes for the healthiest government, as it represents the spectrum of views that is America. Let’s face the fact that most of our political representatives lack the courage to prescribe the bad-tasting medicine our country needs to earn the confidence of the American people and the world. When you strip it down it is a simple math problem. The government simply does not collect enough revenue to fulfill all of its promises. The most balanced approach is to reform programs, like Medicare, and to produce more revenue. The American public simply hasn’t faced the reality of the math, many are somewhat delusional as to what Editorial Cartoon

Uncle Sam can do with the revenue he collects. Simple math dictates that we must reform Medicare. The long term structural problems can not be solved with just more efficiency. Difficult choices need to be made. The fact is that sacrifices will have to be made, which may include increased Medicare premiums, some kind of increased taxes, and some reduction in services. We as a moral people need to provide for those in need. Excessive military spending also needs to be addressed. The last decade with two very long wars has compounded the country’s debt. Polls show Americans are willing to raise more revenue from the rich and willing to cut things like foreign aid. In both cases, the effect on the federal deficit will be very limited and not even begin to solve the long-term structural problems. It would in effect be like paying the minimum on your credit card while continuing to spend out of control. We need to accept the fact that things can not continue as they have. There will have to be some loss of services and some more revenue to service the debt already incurred and to provide for the number of baby boomers now coming into retirement. Our elected officials need the acceptance of their constituencies to make the hard choices that need to be made. Republicans passed a Balanced Budget Amendment in the House of Representatives which would put the federal government in a straight jacket and limit its flexibility, which is necessary to deal with unforeseen issues or fluctuations in the strength of the economy. The federal government is not a sports car, it is a big semi carrying a heavy load and is not capable of stopping on a dime or making hard fast turns. Nothing adds to the inability of politicians to work together more than “safe seats.” Safe seats allow one party or the other to run their most extreme candidate. There is

no motivation to choose a candidate that can appeal to the middle or even moderates of the other party or of their own party. These extreme candidates give us government dysfunction. Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself can not stand.” Recent polls reveal an 82 percent disapproval of Congress, which reflects the fact that our current system allows people to be elected that don’t represent the majority. Some of us go to the polls without the option of voting for someone who represents our views. We then vote for the person who is the more palatable of two poor choices. Most Americans land somewhere in the middle with their beliefs, not on either of the extremes. In May, Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill backed by the Republicans which would redraw the state congressional and legislative districts using the 2010 Census data. A special redistricting panel of judges has been appointed to oversee the drawing of new maps which will be used for the next decade. These maps should be drawn without regard to incumbency or leanings of the constituents. Late last year The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles) came out with a long range plan to fix the federal government’s fiscal problems. The report was balanced and was intended to be taken in its entirety and without any cherry picking. Cherry picking will weaken the plan. Neither the far right or the far left was pleased with the medicine, which is probably the best indication that it is just the medicine the country needs to improve its fiscal health. With the recent legislation to raise the country’s debt ceiling, a special Super Committee has been formed with three members of each party from the Senate and three members of each party from the House. They have until just before Thanksgiving to come up with an agreement for deficit reduction, and need a simple majority to pass it on to the House

and Senate. This will require at least one member to cross the aisle and vote with the other side. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently announced he will boycott campaign donations, and urged other business leaders to join the boycott until Washington manages to resolve the long term deficit problem and create jobs. This is a great

idea. If politicians aren’t able to fill their campaign coffers, it will send the message. Schultz believes there is an “irresponsibility among elected officials.” Maybe this irresponsibility is fed by the feeling many elected officials have that their seat is safe. The only possible threat is from their own party if they don’t toe the party line.

Letter about the Whig Party ... To the Editor, For years I have been writing about the need for a third party and for independent candidates. I am one of the original members of the Independence Party. With the Congress now polling at 13 percent, it seems the majority of you agree. I have encouraged you to look at the Independence Party for new leadership in our state government. The IP is a state only party and not part of a national party. For those of you who can’t see the IP being your choice, either because it’s a state only party or because of Governor Ventura, I encourage you to look at the fastest growing party in America. The Modern Whig Party is that national centrist party you are looking for. Fiscally conservative, reform the tax code, simplify the government, support our Vets, and no bickering, this is the national party for you! The first territorial Governor of Minnesota, Zachary Taylor, was a

Whig. In 2006, Vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan restarted this national party. They felt that the two major parties were not taking care of their needs and that of their families. This now the fastest growing political party in America attracting moderates for both parties and true independents. This party just organized in Minnesota and is called the Whig Party. If your party has taken a turn to the far right or far left and is no longer a political home for you, look at the Modern Whig party! This is your option nationally to the two major parties that got us into this mess. Visit or or google Modern Whig Party. It’s time for a true change in government and this national centrist party can give that to you. Tom Viken 1516 3rd Ave NE #103 Rochester, MN 507-282-5881

One Moment Please... I guess I’m a computer geek at heart By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 As I write this commentary, I must confess that I am a selfproclaimed, wannabe “computer geek.” I hadn’t been called that name in quite some time until I was recently talking with my wife about how I was tryJason Sethre ing to review meta tags within the source code of a website from my Droid phone. She said, “You know you’re really sounding like a computer geek.” I promptly replied, “What do you mean? I thought that was why you married me.” I was pretty sure her reference was a compliment, right? I consider myself pretty versed in computers. After all, I was born and raised in Rochester, a city in which the number of computers surely outnumbers the population 2-to-1. That’s an uneducated guess, but I am probably not too far off in that estimate. Growing up in a city that was blessed with two major employers, Mayo Clinic and IBM, everyone in the neighborhood knew who worked at one of the two biggest employers in town. My best friend in my later

school age years lived two doors down from me in Southwest Rochester, and I remember how exciting it was to visit his house and see two computers, an IBM XT and an IBM PC Jr.. We didn’t have a computer at our house, so this was amazing to me; much more exciting than a TV. We played games like Kings Quest, Police Quest, and a wide variety of games that put Atari to shame. I remember when I finally took the leap of faith and bought my first personal computer. It was a 386sx made by Leading Technology. This behemoth system was the newest thing in our neighborhood, all paid for with my paper route money. My best friend came over to check it out, similar to the way two grown men might moan and groan with excitement over the purchase of a fast and furious brand new sports car. A month later, my best friend had a newer and better computer, and I was left in the dust with my older, slower system. I quickly discovered, at the age of 14, that technology changes so fast that consumers are really purchasing old technology by the time it hits the shelf. Being a geek at heart, I must confess that I have always been enamored by the PC since I first began using DOS commands and eventually Windows. HowSee COMPUTER GEEK Page 5 


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ever, after purchasing the Fillmore County Journal company a few years ago, I had to learn how to use Macs and all of the programs that seem to accompany the Mac world. The reason I loved the PC world was because it was more hands-on. I upgraded and replaced my own memory, hard drives, motherboards, sound cards, video cards, modems, and whatever else needed attention. In the Mac world, everything is self-contained. I had a hard time with this, at first. But, eventually it grew on me, and I am actually typing this commentary piece in Adobe InDesign on a Mac. I guess I go both ways now. What I find most interesting with my love affair with PC’s over the years in comparison with Macs is how I once perceived their business models compared to today. By nature and nurture, a product of the IBM-dominated world of Rochester, I always felt that the manufacturers of PC’s had it all figured out. Meanwhile, it seemed that Apple, Inc. floundered to grow market share. I felt that Apple, Inc. was too proprietary, even back before I knew what “proprietary” meant. They were very controlling over their hardware and software. On the flipside, in the PC world, “anything goes” seemed to be the loosely knit strategic plan

Government this week •Thursday, September 1, Dover City Council, 7pm, City Hall • Tuesday, September 6 Rochester City Council, Council/Boardroom Chambers, 7pm. • Tuesday, September 6, Rochester School Board, Edison Building, 615 SEventh St. SW, 7pm. Schedule subject to change.

-- let everyone get in the game. A very inviting free market! There were all types of hardware manufacturers and software makers striving for multi-platform compatibility with every device driver under the sun. And, that is still the case today. Meanwhile, back at the ranch in the Mac world, I have observed a very controlled environment -no free for all. What I thought was once the biggest mistake in the computer world for Mac to be so proprietary has turned out to be the best move they could have ever made. They have always controlled the quality and brand identity of everything they have touched to the extent that they have tremendous brand loyalty. As a matter of fact, I recently heard a joke about Mac users. “How can you tell if someone is a Mac user?” Answer: “They’ll tell you.” And, that is so true. I mean no offense when I say that loyal Mac users carry the same prowess about their Apple addiction as do owners of automobiles like Mercedes, Lexus, BMW and Audi. And so, here we are today, looking at the founder of Apple, Inc., stepping down from his seat

as CEO of the company. While I hadn’t necessarily taken an interest in Macs until my mid-30’s, I have gradually gained respect for the decisions that Steve Jobs made that distinguished his work and leadership from all the others in the PC world. While the PC world market share has become fragmented with too many players, forcing companies like Hewlett-Packard to exit the hardware business and leaving Dell to struggle with falling prices and high warranty costs, Steve Jobs has set the table for Apple, Inc. to dominate the future of a variety of technologybased categories. As Steve Jobs retires at the age of 56 with a net worth of $8.3 billion, recently watching Apple, Inc. achieving a market cap of $337.2 billion, momentarily $6.4 billion above Exxon, I think this company has a bright future. I commend Steve for changing the world in his own way. His livelihood has organically grown into a cult following. I’m not quite there yet, Steve. Sorry, I still consider myself a nuts-andbolts PC computer geek. But, I can pretend to be an artsy fartsy Apple enthusiast when forced into inescapable social situations.

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Olmsted County Farmer spreads the word about R.E.A.L. farming Dan Brandt isn’t your typical farmer who followed a family tradition of farming. He is a first-generation farmer who started with zero

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Trout, trails, talent & treats in Preston The Root River State Trail system is about to celebrate its 25th birthday! All eight communities along the trail, from Fountain to Houston, will deliver fun-filled events and activites for all ages September 16-18. A complete list of times, locations, and events can be found on the following website: All of Preston’s celebration

activites will talk place on Saturday, September 17. Our theme for the day is “Trout, Trails, Talent, and Treats.” Jump start your day with an 8-10:30 am Cub Scout-sponsored Pancake Breakfast served at he United Methodist Church. Visit the National Trout Center between 10am-4pm for an activity/demo. Treat yourself to a chicken BBQ

dinner starting at 10 am at the Servicemen’s Club. While dining at the Club, enjoy country music entertainment from 10:30 am-12:30 pm performed by Preston’s own Janine Sherry, a Nashville and Branson performer who was recently crowned Ms. Minnesota Senior America. Farmer’s Market is held at the Trailhead. Evening activities include a 5-7 pm “Picnic at the Pines” with bonfire sponsored by the Preston Arts Council and the Preston Historical Society. The picnic will be held along the new section of the Forestville State Trail heading west out of town. End your memorable day in Preston by dancing the night away during Preston’s annual Firemen’s Dance held at the Servicemen’s Club starting at 8pm. Minnesota’s Governor Dayton has been invited to attend the trail’s anniversary festivities and the Trail Towns Committee is awaiting word regarding his acceptance, pending his calendar schedule availablility. Trial enthusiasts are encouraged to ride the trail, participate in trail celebration activities, and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in southeast Minnesota.

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The Working Mom By Tammy Danielson We all need a little hope sometimes We all need a little hope sometimes. Especially when monthly bills seem to cost more these days, the packaging on the food we buy is getting smaller for the same or higher cost, and the average cost of raising a child to the age of 18 is now around $227,000. Expenses for child care, education, transportation and health services represent the biggest increases in child-rearing costs— but, hey, who wants to cut corners and start shopping around to find a cheap daycare? Hmmm...that doesn’t even sound good. When my son was around 6-years-old, I remember a shopping day with him when he called me “cheap” because I bought the items that were on sale or the off-brand when possible. His words stung a bit back then, but have since become a characteristic that I am proud to have. When I took on the challenge to try to save money on grocery shopping, I didn’t think I could do much better on my savings because, as my son puts it, I am already “cheap.” BUT…it was a huge surprise to me how much money I could save by simply using coupons. My friendly grocer, Tim, in Preston started saving leftover coupons from the papers for me and I was off and running. After watching extreme couponers on TV, I promised myself to buy only those items our family can use---just because it is a good deal does not mean that you have the refrigerator or freezer storage to house it, or the product might expire before we are able to use it. My son even got with the program and spent a night sorting through the coupons and claiming a stash of them---i.e., ice cream, cereal, yogurt, and pizza. When we went shopping, I kept him busy looking for his stash of treasured coupons, but did refuse to spend over $7.00 on a frozen breakfast product he liked just because we had a

35 cent coupon---seriously! My words of advice to you…if you are thinking of trying couponing, Go For It! My best savings have been on everyday items such as deodorant, soap, body wash, salad dressing, mayo, seasonings, and much more. Just know that

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want.” “I have heard that the townships have been unhappy with the communication from the city,” Judy Hanson said. “I have a hard time talking about this increase for the city when we are approving CIP projects and awarding EDA grants. I think we need to see a tax reduction in this town.” In other action, the council approved a development agreement with Geotek, LLC that would allocate $106,000 of tax increment financing funds for site improvements of a water main and retention pond. The council authorized Yaggy Colby Associates to complete a zoning ordinance update and complete a commercial drainage study. Two special meetings were set. A joint session of the city council and the EDA will meet on August 30 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The council will hold a preliminary 2012 bud-

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be awarded this money. “Considering the dollar amount, this is huge for Eyota,” Knowlton said. This will be covering almost all the cost for the projects which will keep the city from having to dip into their

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own savings. The grant comes after the city was awarded $50,000 from two other CPPW grants awarded this year. This money will be used to install a sidewalk along a section of Jefferson Avenue and will close the trail loop at Westside Park.

Byron City Council approves Adopt-a-Park program member, said that the program provides an avenue for citizen involvement that will improve the appearance and quality of our community by maintaining the parks and trail system throughout the city. If you or your group is interested in adopting a park, you

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to pick up litter and report any vandalism or unsafe conditions that are observed in the park. A sign can be requested which designates the individual or group who has adopted a specific park.

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In other action, the council set the fee for by-passing a water meter and tapping directly into city water at $1,000 per occurrence. There will be an additional $75 reconnection fee. The council approved the shut off of five delinquent utilities customers per City Ordinance 50.

They also approved a resolution certifying delinquent claims for services rendered by the city to the county auditor against the affected properties. The next Byron City Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

Rochester ALS walk September 10 The ALS Association, Minnesota/ North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter will host its Tenth Annual Walk to Defeat ALS event, on Saturday, September 10th at Soldiers Field Park in Rochester. Registration begins at 9:00am and the Walk begins at

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Minnesota unemployment rate rises to 7.2 percent in July gain of 8,200 private-sector jobs in July,” said DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips. “While the numbers are temporarily distorted by the state government shutdown, Minnesota’s job growth continues to improve incrementally and actually shows signs of strength in a number of sectors.” Manufacturing led all sectors, adding 3,500 jobs. Other gains occurred in profession-

Minnesota employers lost 19,800 jobs in July, largely due to the three-week state government shutdown, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state unemployment rate rose 0.4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted 7.2 percent, compared with the U.S. rate of 9.1 percent. “We’re encouraged by the


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al and business services (up 3,000), financial activities (up 1,900), education and health services (up 1,300), other services (up 1,000), trade, transportation and utilities (up 200), and logging and mining (up 100). Job losses occurred in July in government (down 28,000), construction (down 2,000), information (down 700), and leisure and hospitality (down 100). Preliminary data as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the state government shutdown reported a gain of 13,200 jobs during the month of June and another 0.1 percent uptick in unemployment to 6.8 percent. Due to significant revisions, construction employment gained 4,800 jobs in June, so total employment growth now stands at 18,600. DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at Follow us on Twitter at PositivelyMN.

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We know that sometimes life deals us a bum rap, situations can occur that we have little or no control over financially. In today’s ever-changing economic cycle, job challenges arise that may have caused financial hardships or unexpected medical emergencies may have dealt an unfair blow. As much as we try, sometimes it is very difficult to rebound from unexpected or outof-control finances without help or understanding from some outside source. We want that opportunity to help. Re-establishing credit can be as important as buying a car. We have lenders working right now to finalize loans. Let’s see how this program works: From the start, our customers are under no obligation to enter this program, they can say no at any time. This program is designed to reestablish their credit in as short a period of time as possible. Other dealerships offer “Buy Here - Pay Here” operations. Generally, you buy a vehicle they want to get rid of, and no credit is established since they do not report to the credit bureau (unless payments are not made) and there are no warranties or guarantees. If credit is established, it’s only with

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Stewartville Schools receive Energy Efficiency Rebate By Kevin Blanchard The Stewartville Schools received a $5,000 rebate check from Minnesota Energy Resources at the school

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Continued from Page 1 nesota Counties. Spartz encouraged Commissioners to be involved with the organization and laid out some of the benefits of the organization, including better representation for county issues at the state and federal level. “It’s especially important because what we have seen over the last four or five budget cycles is not an anomaly,” said Spartz. He pointed out

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Dr. Thompson reported that enrollment has been closed for kindergarten. “Bonner will be fullest,” Bonner Elementary Principal Dave Nystuem said. “We have had more than 340 students open enroll this year,” Thompson said. “Most of these students are coming from Rochester and Spring Valley.” “In fact, I received a call from a mother who was asking that her children be put on the kindergarten list,” Thompson said. “She said her children were three and four years old, she just wanted to make sure that they could get into our district.” “I told her that we don’t have that kind of list,” he said. “It is nice to know that people want to have their kids educated here.” In other action, the board approved three focus areas for the Superintendent: lead and facilitate an express version of the Baldridge continuous improvement process; perform twenty-one teacher evaluations on new teachers in the district; and support the successful implementation of the One-to-one laptop project. “According to Dr. Thompson’s contract, there is a $5,000 pay for performance bonus based on the achievement of these goals,” Board Chair Mark Vaupel said. The board

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How can I make homework go better this year? A: If homework time fills you with dread, consider these homework tips that work double duty: making homework fun while strengthening cognitive abilities like attention, processing speed and memory. 1. Time your child to see how long he can focus on a task, then encourage him to go longer and time again. This works sustained attention and helps kids become independent learners. 2. Give your child two tasks at once. Test him on spelling words while he’s doing a math problem. This grows the divided attention skills that help people multi-task. 3. Let your child play teacher. Teaching a skill will improve his understanding of the concept and build logic and reasoning skills. Using tips like these to strengthen cognitive skills can lead to homework time that’s faster, more productive, and less stressful for all. For the complete list of Homework Tips That Really Work, contact Jen Beyst at

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 Worship Concert at Central Park by “Hundredfold,” a worship band from Rochester Covenant Church. For more information call 507-289-2990 Session 2- South Zumbro Watershed Program- discussing Connectivity- Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th St. NW Rochester. Coffee Get-together in Chatfield, 9-10am, Chosen Valley Assisted Living. Seasons Hospice Grief Education Support Group. Blood Pressure Check Clinic, 12:451:15pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter.

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country 6-10pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 14th St. NE & 2nd Ave NE, Rochester. For more info, contact Pat Lahey, 507-282-5507.* Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. * SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. *


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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. * 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. *

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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. * Caregiver Support Group, 1:30-2:30pm, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 7th St. NW, Suite 205, Rochester. Tips for coping, learning to feel satisfaction, meaning and strength.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 Toast with Toastmasters, 7-8am, Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, 19th floor, 19-105 200 1st St. SW. A place to practice the English language skills and meet new people. For more information, e-mail jackson.* Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Free Acoustic Jam-Bluegrass and Country, 7pm-9pm, Meadow Lake Senior Care Community Room, 45th Ave SW & 2nd St. SW, Rochester. For more info, contact Pat Lahey, 507-282-5507.* Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office.

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Mobile home- 14x70 3 bedroom, 1 bath, C/A. Two of the bedrooms remodeled, open kitchen and living room area, nice deck, nice landscaping. Price negotiable. Call 507-208-1657 or 507-2880355. m31,7- x




Barnyard sale: Fri-Sat September 2-3., 8am-5pm. Lots of wood home decor signs, old scroll saw, lathe, radial arm saw, perennials (Japanese Irises, Bearded Irises, Coral Bells), 100 yds. of naugahyde, fresh produce, fuel oil tanks, utility trailer, old antique stuff, old doors, windows and screens, 60 in. projection TV, too much to mention. 12536 Nichols Spring Drive, Chatfield (Troy area). Follow signs at Troy on Hwy. 74. Go to craigslist- garage sale-8/31 for pictures. g31- o

EMPLOYMENT Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h31,7,14- x HELP WANTEd: Hot dog cart attandant. Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Stop at Rochester Produce for an applications- 2112 2nd St. SW Rochester. h31- o Need extra money? Full or parttime selling promotional items to businesses. Set your own hours. Send resume to Howe Advertising at 117 1st. Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912 or call 507-4371990 h31- x St. Joseph Equipment is looking for a Service Technician to work on a wide variety of farm and light industrial equipment at our Eyota, MN location. Applicants must provide good work ethics, communication skills, along with the ability to problem solve. Pay will be based on experience. Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, and Vacation available. Call Greg at 507-545-2000 for details. Or send resume to St. Joseph Equipment 4710 County Rd. 7 SE Eyota, MN 55934 h31tfn- o



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

‘87 F150 - Reg Cab, 5 Spd, 4x4, Only 130K! ....$1,200 ‘93 Caravan - Auto, FWD, 3.3, CD, PW ...............$800 ‘93 Suburban - 4x4, Auto, 5.7, 150K!................$3,395 ‘93 Ranger - 4x4, Auto, 110K, w/Topper!.........$2,995 ‘94 Grand Am - 2 Dr, 4 Cyl, Auto, Only 107K!.. $1,495 ‘95 Accord - 120K!, 4 Dr, Auto, PW, PL .............$3,495 ‘96 Grand Am GT - 4 Dr, Auto, Loaded! Sunroof! .. $1,495 ‘96 Astro - 123K, Auto, AWD, Raised Roof, TV/VCR! ...$2,495 ‘98 Astro - Auto, AWD, 4.3, Cloth, PW, PL ........$2,195 ‘99 Blazer - 2 Dr, 4x4, CD, PW, PL!...................$2,995

‘99 Deville - 132K, V8, 4 Dr, Leather, Loaded!... $4,495 ‘99 Cougar - Black, 2 Dr, V6, 150K ...................$3,495 ‘99 Cavalier - Green, 2 Dr, Auto, CD! .................... SOLD ‘00 Alero - Black, 148K, 4 Dr, 2.4, CD..............$3,995 ‘00 Bonneville - 4 Dr, Cloth, 3.8, Loaded!........$3,995 ‘00 Expedition - Auto, 4 Dr, 4x4, 3rd Row, Leather! ...$2,995 ‘01 Sunfire - 4 Dr, Auto, 2.4, 145K, Loaded! ....$3,995 ‘01 300M - 4 Dr, Leather, Sunroof, Loaded!.......$4,995 ‘04 Aveo - 5 Spd, 4 Dr, Only 94K!...................... SOLD ‘04 Forenza - Auto, 4 Dr, Sunroof, Loaded, Only 89K!....$5,995

Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm • Next to Chester Woods! BUY - SELL TRADE

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EMPLOYMENT Drivers: Teams and Regional. $2,500 sign-on bonus . Regional: .34 cpm for 1st 6,000 mi/month. .50 cpm after, til end of month. Excellent hometime. Teams: West Coast to Midwest. .41 cpm. Newer equipment, paid loaded/empty miles. Eric/Jamie: 888-912-7342 h31- x St. Joseph Equipment - General Manager, Eyota (Rochester), MN. St Joseph Equipment is a Wisconsin and Minnesota multi-store, multi-brand equipment dealer. We are a familyowned business having served the agricultural community for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves by being the service leader in our area. The General Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the dealership, increasing departmental sales, profits and market share year over year, maintaining a clean, safe, neat work and customer environment, both in-house and the dealership grounds. Qualified applicants will have industry experience and management background, be able to lead, direct coach and teach 20+ employees, have strong communication and financial skills, have a high degree of professionalism and ethical standards, be a customer service advocate, live or willing to relocate to Rochester, MN area. Interested Applicants will receive Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, Vacation, Life Insurance, LTD benefits. To apply email your resume to: St. Joseph Equipment, Inc. Attn: Sherry Wuebben N1751 County Road M; La Crosse, WI 54601 h31tfn- o Kitchen Assistant: Good Earth Village, Spring Valley, MN seeks qualified P/T applicants to fill open position. Call 507-346-2494 or visit and click on employment for more information. h31o Good truck driving jobs, FT, PT, and Owner Ops. Major lanes are TX, FL, OR, MN, and the northwest. We are busy. Benefits, good pay, out 10-14 days. 1-year class A OTR experience required. Call 800-328-2499 x106 Robyn. Great company, great people. Walbon and Company h24,31- x Caregiving is a JOY! Serve the elderly with a smile and receive personal satisfaction. Provide nonmedical companionship and help for hte elderly. No certification needed. P/T days, evenings, weekends. Apply online: or call M-F 8am-4pm. 507-399-0079. TFNwk4- x Housekeeping manageR: Good Earth Village, Spring Valley, MN seeks qualified P/T applicants to fill open position. Call 507-346-2494 or visit and click on employment for more information. h31o Kitchen Assistant: Good Earth Village, Spring Valley, MN seeks qualified P/T applicants to fill open position. Call 507-346-2494 or visit and click on employment for more information. h31o

REAL ESTATE Lake Pepin Bluff Top Farm $69,900 - Organic garden and green space overlooks 25,000 acre lake, deer and eagles, 1 hour drive! Thousand Lakes Realty of Minnesota. 866-346-7006 e31- o 160 acres cropland, 4 buildable, 40’s woods, 92 beef/horse RANCH, 20 hunt, 6 build Lanesboro. e31- o Stewartville: 3BD/2BA. 2-stall garage. New appliances, flooring, shingles, updated kitchen. Corner lot with storage shed. $169,500. (507)951-5741 e17,24,31- o FSBO: 4BD, 2BA, side split entry, 3 acres, (2) 2 ½ car garages, 5 miles west of Rochester on blacktop. $279,900. 507775-2315 e8/10-8/31 Get your free list of short sales, REO and Foreclosed homes tody. Contact Zach Thaler, Coldwell Banker Burnet. (507) 252-6778. or email e8/3-9/21- o

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EMPLOYMENT Lawrence Nationalease, a full service truck rental and leasing company in Rochester, MN is looking for full and part time deisel truck mechanics. Must be willing to work evenings or weekends. Some computer skills required. 2 years minimum experience with own basic tool set. Must be able to clerly speak, understand, read, and write the English language. We offer Medical/ Dental Insurance, 401k, and optional cafeteria plan. E-mail resume to address listed or mail to 2112 32nd Ave. NW Rochester, MN 55901. On line applications welcome at: www.lawrencetrans. com. h24,31,7,14- x Local Trucking Company is looking for a full-time diesel mechanic. Second shift, weekends, experience necessary. 507-256-4400. Send resume to h24,31,7- x



SURPRISE Jack JUSt!!! Jack turns 80 on September 10, 2011!

Please join us to celebrate on September 3, 2011 at 3:30pm for cake and the Finish Line Photo-Wall at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Jack’s favorite thing to do! Races start at 5pm: Discounted tickets for the races can be purchased at



Happy 40th Anniversary!

August 28, 2011

Joe & Susie Hahn Love, Your Family


Antiques OrOnOcO quAlity is whAt we dO best. If you are looking for something in the antique line, stop out and browse through our inventory of fine antiques.


Post cards, older magazines, and books On Hwy 52, Northwest side of Oronoco 507-367-2220 •

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SPORTING GOODS MEL’S GOLF CARTS- New ! Yamaha gas golf carts! (New carts will have a price increase.) Also, other new models and over 50 used carts. Will talk trades. Finance available for qualified buyers. Stop and shop at 132 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, MN. Call 507-438-2705. sg31,7,14- x


Just Listed

• 1999 Skyline 28x52 3BR, 2BA,

12x12 Finished Addition, Stove, Refrig, DW, Lot #128 Zumbro Ridge Softner, Shed & Deck, Nice Lot - $41,900 • 1991 Schult 28x40 3BR, 2BA, New Lino, A/C, Stove, Refrig, W/D, 2 Decks & Shed, 3797 Shady Curve SW, Rochester - $29,900

At Sales Center

• 2000 Schult 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA, C/A, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $38,900

• 1997 Century 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA,

Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $26,900 • 2000 Fairmont 16x80 3BR, 2BA, Vinyl Siding, Shingled Roof - $36,900

Willow Ridge

• 588 Circle Court SW 1991 Artcraft 28x44, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900

• 3724 Willow Ridge Dr. SW


1996 Friendship Classic 28x52

ICE D 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig., PR UCE W/D, DW & Fireplace D MUST SELL $27,000!!! RE

• 3630 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1987

North American 14x70, 2BR, 1BA, A/C, Stove, Refrig., Microwave, DW, W/D, Deck & Shed - $17,000 • 571 36th St. SW 1996 Schult Royal 16x80, 3 BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig, Softner, W/D, A/C, Vinyl Siding, Shingled w/ Shed - $25,000

Southern Hills MHP • 2002 Skyline 28x40 3 BR, 2 BA, Stove, Refrig., DW, W/D, A/C - $36,800

St. Charles

• 2006 16x80 Skyline 3BR, 2BA, C/A, W/D, READy To MoVE IN! - $47,900

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Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on September 12, 2011, at RE/MAX Select Properties, 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939. The property to be sold: is located on 231st Ave, Preston MN Section 7, Bristol Township. Parcel A: 75 acres - 71.57 tillable, buildings are not included Parcel B: 43.6 acres- 41.12 tillable, includes barn Parcel C: 118.6 acres total combination of Parcel A & B Bids will be opened privately by seller and broker. The top three bidders will be notified and must be reachable by phone on September 12th. The top three bidders will be required to meet Tuesday, September 13th at 10 am at the RE/MAX office in Harmony for a bid off. Each bidder will be able to raise their bids until a highest and best offer is reached. The successful bidder will be required to immediately enter into a purchase agreement providing earnest money in the amount of ten percent (10%) down and the balance payable upon closing, on or before December 30th, 2011. Possession will be given upon the date of closing Details and property information packets: may be obtained by contacting RE/MAX Select Properties office in Harmony. All bids must be: in writing, signed by person making the offer, include a return address, best reachable telephone number, and letter of financial approval supporting your offer. Submit bids to: RE/MAX Select Properties, Roxanne Johnson, Broker 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939 PH: 507-886-4221 Bids must be received by 4 PM on Monday, September 12, 2011 Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities in the bidding process. Announcements on the day of the bid opening shall take precedence over previous announcements. Buyers must make their own inspection of the property.

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WANTED BROKE-DOWN CARS & TRUCKS! We’ll BUY your broken car! We’ll BUY your junker truck! CHADDOCK TRUCK PARTS Licensed • Insured • Bonded Dealer Hwy. 14 East 507-288-3346

DFMeer Computing Home & Business Computer Support On-site, pick-up or drop-off Only $45/hour home, $50/hour business PC Tune-up • Virus/Spyware/Adware Removal SUmmER SPECiAl - $35 AN HOUR Hardware/Software Installation • Wired & Wireless Network Installation • Personal Education Installation Write-Ups Dave Meer 507-280-9590 Microsoft Certified • CompTIA Certified

SHAwN’S FLOORING Hard Surface Flooring Installation All Hard Woods, Floating Laminates Ceramic Tile & More Samples Available • Competitive Rates FREE ESTIMATES Call Shawn At 990-5602

K&K HAUliNG, llC No Hauling Too Small - We Haul It All! • Rock • Dirt • Mulch • Brush • Bobcat Work • More! Selling: Hardwood Mulch • Lanscape Rock • Pulverized Dirt 507-951-8358 (Kevin Staloch)

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


CAbineTry For complete bath, kitchen, or interior remodeling... Contact Jessica Curry, our certified designer & staff member Let Jessica and her design team turn your wish list into your dream kitchen or bath. Offering years of experience and a full line of custom cabinetry and products to fulfill the job. Call 507-285-1109 The Tile Superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


KiTCHEN & BATH Design and Install Creative design process - gives you the beautiful kitchen or bath that suits you, at a surprisingly affordable price. We design it with you - We build it for you! WELL-DESIGNED, NOT HIGH-PRICED! ENCORE DESiGN, llC Home Craftsman Services (507) 635-5151 • Email:


CAmPBEll BROS. WOODWORK Custom Cabinets • Countertops • Vanities • Bookshelves • Garage Cabinets • Organizational Shelving Professional Installation • Competitive Pricing Excellent Design Over 40 Years Experience 507-269-6796


CArpeT Carpet - Vinyl - Hardwood - Laminates We offer the most competitive pricing in the area Flooring will define your home’s style more than any other element Take the time to find the right flooring... You will be rewarded for years to come We offer limitless colors & styles... Residential or Commerical We offer installation or retail sales for the do-it-yourselfers Visit our showroom & let our experienced staff guide you Call 507-285-1109 The Tile Superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


COnCreTe MIDwEST ICF CONSTRUCTION, LLC Insulated Concrete Homes, Foundations, Decorative Concrete, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Stained Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Concrete Steps, Concrete Driveway Resealing, Decorative Concrete Overlays 507-206-0452 (Rick) 507-206-0473 (Mike) 507-206-0836(Fax) 13-11/16-b PROPERTY DOCTORS, llC Are your concrete gaps growing? Is your concrete moving with the seasons? Let us fix the cracks, gaps & missing expansion joints. Call Property Doctors, LLC to discuss our solutions which include a warranty. Property Doctors, LLC “Keeping Your Property Healthy” 507-272-3979


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



HIGH FOREST BOBCAT SERVICE, LLC Bobcat Work • Concrete Removal Black Dirt • Sand Fill • Rock Cell (507) 273-4754 • Fax (507) 533-1088 HIGH FOREST AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT Division of High Forest Bobcat Service, LLC Authorized Distributor & Installer of Rotary Lifts Also Service All Makes & Models of Lifts Call (507) 533-8065



CAULKinG KEYSTONE CAUlKiNG, llC • Caulking • Doors • Windows • Driveways & Sidwalks • Patios Residential & Commercial Over 37 years combined experience Fully Insured 507-251-4574 - Tim • 507-254-0665 - Joe


CHiLD CAre 21st Century Child Care & Preschool LLC Child Care & Preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years. Clean, Secure Environment with outdoor playground. Hours: M-F 6am-5:30pm Full and Part Time Programs + Preschool Programs Available. 507-206-0615 • 2130 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN If you love children, teaching positions also available. Contact Jeremy, mgr. in person.


ADAm’S CONSTRUCTiON • Sheetrock Hanging • Taping • Texturing • Metal Framing • Fully Insured FREE ESTIMATES “Nobody Beats Our Price on Quality” For the Smoothest Finish, contact Adam at 507-289-7458 K.O. DRYWAll, iNC. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions Call Kerry Olson at 507-261-1419


SCHROEDER DRYWAll Drywall Hanging • Taping • Texture Repairs • Paint • Tile Application Free Estimates Residential & Commercial • Insured 20 Years Experience Call Rusty at 507-951-6278




CLeAninG serViCes TORNADO CLEANING SERVICES We take dirtiness out of your: Offices, Home, Apartments, Garages, Basements, RV’s, Decks, Animal Clinics, Public Rest Rooms, & MUCH MORE! We live clean in your area & around YOUR WORLD! PERMITS & INSURANCE 507-398-5114 or 507-536-2591 (Maria)



wIPF ELECTRIC, LLC Professional, Courteous Service Commercial, Industrial, Residential Over 30 Years Experience! Licensed, Bonded, Insured 507-205-3980 Lic#CA06559

J.w.ELECTRIC LLC • Light Commercial/Industrial • Residential new/remodel/services • Agriculture Joel Walbridge, Owner/Master Electrician 507-273-0829 or email:


GArAGe DOOrs THOmPSON’S GARAGE DOOR AND OPENERS Exceptional Products • Superior Service Residential • Commercial • Farm Free in home estimates We sell & install new doors and openers We also do repair work Springs • Cables • Rollers • Hinges • Gears We can repair most brands – We are bonded & insured Serving SE Minnesota since 1991 Check out or new high tech show room at: 6101 Hwy 52 N (Bandel Rd NW), Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend





JUnK remOVAL JUNK-IT, LLC Your GREEN Solution Junk & Scrap Removal • Free Estimates Specializing in Removal of: Appliances • Furniture • Electronics • Scrap Metal Lawn & Garden Equip. • Demolition Debris Mulch & Tree Branches, Etc. MATCH OR BEAT PRICING!! Contact Brady @ 507-254-7833 or e-mail: Visa/Mastercard/Discover


JUNK-B-GONE Rochester’s Longest Running And Most Dependable Junk Hauling Service. Residential and Commercial Single Item To Multiple Truck Loads Fully Insured & Licensed Free Estimates TOO MUCH JUNK? “YOU CALL - WE HAUL” CALL DON AT JUNK-B-GONE 507-280-0404 We Recycle!


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. Call 507-285-1109 The Tile Superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates


SEITz CONSTRUCTION General Contractor • Integrity and Quality are #1 507-292-8000 Residential/Commercial Remodeling and New Construction We offer complete construction services for your next project. Interior/Exterior Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Seamless Gutters, Decks, Basements, Trim, Drywall, Custom Tile, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions or New Construction FREE ESTIMATES Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791



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

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


JIM’S RESIDENTIAL HANDYMAN SERVICE Air Conditioning, Heating & Appliance Service Plumbing & Electrical Repair Sheetrocking & Painting Lawn Mowing & Snow Removal & More! Phone - 507-206-4486 • Cell - 507-993-0306 email: Lic#000149510


TOM’S HANDYMAN SERVICES 30 Years Experience in ALL AREAS OF HOME REPAIR Interior/Exterior Plus: Flooring, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Tree Trimming, Driveway Sealing, Landscaping, Junk Hauling, Painting & Staining, Etc. FREE ESTIMATES • Reasonable Rates • Insured 507-993-2249


HANDYmAN Window Wrapping, Door/Window Replacement, Finish Carpentry, Walk In Closets, Cabinets, DIY Consultant Services, and more. Free Estimates 30 Plus Years Experience. Insured LLC 507-358-3535 or 507-208-1108


ON A BUDGET??? • Gutters • Painting • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured • References TPR Services Unlimited LLC CN# 31429776 507-696-7524(Tim) the 13wks-10/12


LAWn/LAnDsCApe GREG’S lAWN CARE & SNOWPlOWiNG RESiDENTiAl & COmmERCiAl FALL CLeAn-Up • Mowing • Trimming • Core Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing • Weed Control • Pressure Washing lANDSCAPiNG • Retaining Walls • Block • Rock • Mulch • Seeding • Sodding • BOBCAT WORK WE Will DO iT All • 25 years experience • Licensed/Fully Insured • Dependable • Trustworthy • Owner Operated FREE ESTIMATES 507-261-7597 (Greg)


J.C. LAwN SERVICES & SNOw REMOVAL Residential & Commercial • Mowing • Trimming • Edging • Aeration • Dethatching Spring & Fall Clean up Seasonal or one time • Fully Insured Call today for the 2011 season 507-271-0037 or 507-202-0591


ANDERSON lANDSCAPE mANAGEmENT Residential and Commercial • Mowing & Trimming • Snow Removal (Residential Only) • Seasonal Yard Clean-up • Landscape Design & Installation • Organic Lawn Care Methods • Competitive Pricing • Free Estimates • Senior Discount 507-990-4736 MNLA Certified, AS Landscape Horticulture, Insured


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


lAWN SAlON COMPLETE LAWN CARE • Mowing (Most $27 or Less) • Edging • Raking • Trimming • Fertilizing • Light Tilling • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning Reasonable/Professional/Efficient/Dependable/Trustworthy Full Insured • FREE Estimates CAll 507-398-7600


CUSTOm RETAiNiNG WAllS & lANDSCAPiNG, iNC. Complete Design and Installation Concrete Retaining Walls Paving Stones Ponds – Water Gardens – Pond Supplies Full Garden Center Decorative Rock and Mulch - Delivered DO-IT-YOURSELFERS wELCOME! 6758 Highway 63 North Rochester (3 Miles North of Shopko North) CALL 507-281-0669 FOR ESTIMATES WWW.CRWROCH.COm


MOORE’S LAwN SERVICE, INC. • Mowing & Trimming • Power Raking • Shrub Trimming • Spring and Fall Cleanup • Gutter Cleaning • Edging • Aerating • Snow Removal Since 1978 • Free Estimates • Fully Insured 507-282-8380


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PROFESSIONAL SHRUB CARE • Shrub & Hedge Pruning • Edging & Mulching • Creative, Affordable Designs “Shaping Landscapes since 1976” 507-289-6106 Steve Pankratz BS Landscape Horticulture U of M


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


CUNNINgHAM LAwN & SHRUB CARE People who Care • Spring Clean-ups • • Mowing & Trimming • Shrub Trimming • Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Flower & Shrub Planting • Seeding • Fertilization & Weed Control • Residential or Commercial FREE Estimates - Insured 507-696-5722 or 507-951-3440


BLADE OF gRASS LAwNCARE & SNOwPLOwINg LLC Spring & Fall Cleanups • Lawn Mowing • Tree/Shrub Pruning • Aerating & Dethatching • Driveway/Walkway Edging • Gutter Cleaning • Tilling • Landscaping • Snow Removal • Holiday Lighting Residential/Commercial • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed. Credit Cards Accepted 507-273-6402


DO IT YOURSELF LANDSCAPE DESIgN Your full-service landscape contractor. Specializing in landscape plans easily implemented by you, the home-owner. Offering all landscape services; including detailed landscape designs, free plant pickup and delivery, landscape installation, and lawn and landscape maintenance. You Can Do It, with A Little Help Serving Rochester & surrounding areas. 10+ years experience. Insured. Call or email today: (507)367-2780


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


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


JOHN AUSTIN PAINTINg Quality Interior/Exterior Special 3 Rooms for $275 (Paint not Included) 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361

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


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


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


PARALEGAL SERVICES ACCESS TO JUSTICE DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND MEDIATION DREHER & FINSETH, LLC • Conciliations Court Documents • Child Support Modifications • Divorces With or Without Children or Assets • Delegation of Parental Authority • Notary Services • Order For Protections • Health Care Directives • Parenting Time Modification • Power of Attorney • Independent Paralegal Services Available For Attorneys - Spanish Interpreter Available 507-288-6662


PLUMBING TIM FERgUSON PLUMBINg, INC • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE • Free estimates on all your plumbing projects • Water heaters, Water softeners, boilers • Hot water heat systems, Gas piping, Sump pumps • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling 20 years experience. Licensed, Bonded and Insured 507-951-1918 or 507-288-6327 Lic# 274485PM


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


ROOFING STEVE gENTRY CONSTRUCTION “Complete Roofing” • Repairs • Tear-offs • New Roofs • Other Home Improvement Projects Licensed, Bonded & Insured Free Estimates & Great References 507-208-4501 - office • 507-250-5263 - cell Lic.#2093908 REDEMPTIVE ROOFINg, LLC. • New Roofs • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • 24 Hr. Res./Comm. Leak Repair • Steel Shingles • Chimney Flashing • Gutter Cleaning • Lawn Care • Snow Removal Certified Professional Installer LIFETIME Workmanship gUARANTEED Competitive Pricing Bonded and Insured Call now for Free Estimate 507-251-9220 Lic.# 20638833


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


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

SHEETROCK/DRYWALL Christian’s Remodeling, LLC Sheetrock • Taping • Wall & Ceiling Texturing Painting • Carpet • Hardwood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Roofing • Stucco • Stone • Siding 16 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES ANY TIME For a Good Clean Quality Job Done Right Call: (507) 536-4928 or (507) 358-3247 (cell) (507) 282-2164 (fax)


RYAN wINDOwS & SIDINg INC • Home Improvement From A Company You Can Trust Windows, Siding, Roofing, Decks, Doors, Awnings, Gutters & Trim • Bruce Ryan 33 Years In Home Improvement Licensed, Bonded, Insured 1-800-367-2606 or 507-281-6363 • Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077


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




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


ALL CHECK SMALL ENgINE REPAIR $44 Spring Special Tune-up Walk Behind Mower We service all makes (gas & diesel) • Push Mowers • Riders • Tractors • Tillers • Trimmers • Blowers • Chainsaws Welding & Fabrication Available Pickup & Delivery Mon-Sat 7am-7pm 507-990-8054

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



RECYCLING KEVIN PURRIER SCRAP Buyer of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals Auto, Electrical, Farm, Plumbing and Much More You Call, I’ll Haul! No Job Too Big or Too Small Cell - 507-358-0847 Email - Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicle







wE DO ROOFS...PLUS A wHOLE LOT MORE! Quality • Integrity • Service Call Hartert Builders for your roofing Including Tear Offs/New Roofs or Repairs we Specialize in Insurance Claims... Over 30 Years Experience - FREE ESTIMATES! We also do additions & remodeling Call 507-280-8504 HARTERT BUILDERS, LLC Locally Owned & Operated Lic.#20630601


Ceramic Tile • Marble Floors • Walls New Bathtub and Shower Installations Complete Bathroom Remodeling Al’s Home Services 507-271-6181 Insured & References

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. Call 507-285-1109 The Tile Superstore and More 2411 7th St. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901 Tile-Granite-Cabinetry-Hardwood-Carpet-Vinyl-Laminates




TREE/LAWN/STUMP ROgERS TREE SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION *** Winter Specials *** One call does it all! Licensed & Insured • Stump Grinding • Bush Removal • Tree Transplanting • Buckthorn Control • Tree Trimming • Hauling • Tree Treatment • Lot Clearing • Excavating • Demolition • Paving • Seal Coating • Snow Plowing • Ice Dam Removal • Bucket Truck & Climbers Available 507-280-0453 or 507-951-3325


gRIND UNwANTED TREE STUMPS AwAY! Start with Trust! Call ANDSTAR 507-259-6214 (ASK FOR NEIL) FREE ESTIMATES, Insured, Commercial Licensed Tree Service, A BBB Accredited Service Lic.#06-11


Hometown Tree Services • Tree Removal & Trimming • Stump Removal & Grinding • Storm Damage & Cleanup • Large Wood Removal • Buckthorn Clearing • Emergency Service • Firewood • Snow Blowing & Shoveling • Unique Lawn-Friendly Equipment • Fully Insured & Licensed • Arborist Techniques • 60 ft. Bucket Truck 507-292-7928 or 507-281-0884



JB ExTERIORS OF ROCHESTER, LLC • Siding • Windows • Seamless Gutters All Your Exterior Needs References Available Guaranteed Quality Service - Fully Insured wHY PAY MORE? Call Jason for your FREE Estimate 507-272-4524 JOHN MIx & SON SIDINg & wINDOwS • Siding • Windows • Doors • Interior Remodeling • Decks • Fences • Much More 33 Years in Business Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates 507-286-9059 or 507-261-0163 Li#20454168


WOOD TRIM & MOULDING Your headquarters for all TRIM and MOULDINgS. Complete Supplier of TRADITIONAL, KOOLTM & NEW or OLD CUSTOM DESIGNED Millwork. Bring in your plans and we will gladly give you a free estimate & advice for your complete job. Visit our web site, you will like it: wE wILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD! 100’s of patterns are in our showroom for your observation. We are open 6 days a week Millworks Plus, Inc. 2130 South Broadway • Rochester, MN 2 Blocks North of Walmart South 507-287-8373 or toll free at: 1-866-271-6411 email:



window world of Rochester America’s Largest Vinyl Replacement Company $189 Any Size white Double Hung window Free In Home Estimates LOw PRICE gUARANTEE 507-206-6656 www.wINDOwwORLD.COM

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Olmsted County Journal 8.31.11  

The 8.31.11 weekly edition of the Olmsted County Journal.