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the kindergarten class for the media policy and guidelines. 2012-13 school year. “What I learned is the focus kevin@olmstedcountyjournal.com Dr. Dave Thompson, superin- needs to be on student learnThe Stewartville School Board tendent of schools, and his staff ing, not technology,” Bruce Hoff, began considering capping open also presented their findings high school principal, said. “We enrollment at their meeting from a recent trip to Iowa for a need to focus on effective teachMonday night, April 25. one-to-one computer conference ing strategies.” David Nystuen, Bonner Ele- and site visit at Van Meter School Loren Kiefer, director of techmentary principal, estimated to experience a one-to-one com- nology, said that based on what that 150 kindergarten students puter initiative in action. he had observed at Van Meter will be and at the enrolled confernext fall. ence, “The “We should pla nning be OK in that we the 2011have done Bonner Elementary Principal, David Nystuen 12 school thus far year,” he has been said. “If right on we have another seven section “Part of the purpose for going track.” One of the cost savings class the following year, we could to Van Meter was to ask them that he discovered was when Van run out of room.” how do we need to change the Meter buys textbooks, they keep “We do not currently have an way we teach in order to meet the electronic copy for the oneopen enrollment policy,” Mark the needs of our students,” Eldon to-one computer initiative. They Vaupel, school board chair, said. Anderson, Central Intermediate See ENROLLMENT Page 9  He asked the administration to School principal, said. He also Comment on this article at come to the next board meeting suggested that the school district www.olmstedcountyjournal.com with a recommendation to cap consider establishing a social By K evin Blanchard

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The Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market returns to the riverside Saturday nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com

The Rochester Downtown Farmers Market will make the move back outside beginning this Saturday, May 7th. Becoming increasingly popular over the last several years, the market will offer attendees a wider array of homegrown options and opportunity to support their southeastern Minnesota’s small businesses. Longtime market patron David Kotsonas has begun duties as assistant market manager, planning the logistics of the weekly Saturday morning events he will

be overseeing on site this summer. The addition of Kotsonas will free up market manager Kari Dunn to focus her attention on efforts to grow and improve the market. There will be a dozen new vendors for market goers check out this summer, giving the market over 90 vendors. All vendors live and farm within a 50-mile radius of Rochester, in keeping with the market’s goal of promoting a local and sustainable food economy. Among the new products will be mushrooms, herbs, and goat meat. Golden Hill Alternative Learning Center will be an occasional

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vendor at this year’s market. The school is engaging students in their learning through growing organic produce on a garden sowed on the site of the former elementary school’s unused playground. Students will learn entrepreneurial skills by engaging in the market. The market experience will continue to be enhanced by a variety of new and familiar musicians playing amongst the vendors. Patrons can expect to see demonstrations by guest chefs on site at least four times throughout the summer. See ROCHESTER Page 8 

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In all my years of publishing newspapers in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, I have never accidentally published the headline of one story along with a story that had already been published the week before -- until now. And, right on Jason Sethre the front page with two out of three articles. Well, I guess I got that mistake out of the way on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Ugh! On last week’s front page of the Olmsted County Journal, we had a headline of “Construction begins for Silver Creek

Corner” accompanied by a story from the previous week’s article about the County commissioners recognition of citizens. If you thought the headline didn’t match the article, you’re not alone. In addition, the headline of “Rochester City Council to review liquor license renewal policy” was tied to an article referencing the possibilities of converting Lake Shady into a recreational park system. Now, some people told me that both of those articles from the Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Olmsted County Journal were both worth running one more time, but I’m sure those individuals were simply being kind and understanding. Since this mishap, my phone has been ringing off the hook and my e-mail inbox is full of See OOPS! Page 5 

Hiking Club plans new trail in Chatfield By K aren R eisner karen@olmstedcountyjournal.com

Tim Gossman, Pat Clarke, and Jenny Bradt, members of the notfor-profit Bluff Country Hiking Club, detailed the club’s plans to establish the Lost Creek Hiking Trail at the April 25 meeting of the Chatfield City Council. The 6.47-mile trail will have trailheads on Ninebark Road and at Mill Creek Park. The trail beginning in Chatfield will head west, following the walking lane along Fillmore County Road 2, through the woods and Lost Creek valley. The club has a verbal agreement

from seven landowners to cross their property. The trail will be restricted for hiking and snow shoeing. No bicycles, ATV’s or hunting will be allowed. Bradt suggested it will be an additional draw to bring people to Chatfield. She added the trail will be from two to five feet wide. The trail will allow people that hike and snow shoe a way to enjoy the wildlife and beauty of the area while providing recreation and educational opportunities. The trail will pass several historic sites and various forestry practices. See HIKING CLUB Page 16 

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Obituaries Rosalie Ann Grebin Rosalie Ann Grebin, 80, of Austin, MN, formerly of Preston, died Thursday, April 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. Rosalie Ann Andrews was born on February 6, 1931, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Bernard F. and Ruth (Greenlee) Andrews. She attended Whittier Grade School and Austin High School graduating in 1949. After graduation, she went to work at the Austin State Bank as a secretary. On July 20, 1949, she married Robert Grebin in Queen of Angels Church. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1967 when she went to work at the Austin Medical Clinic. While there, she worked in different positions. In 1980, her husband retired from the Hormel Company after many years of battling cancer and they moved to an acreage outside of Preston. Shortly after the move to Preston, Rosalie went to work for the F&M Bank of Preston as a secretary. She worked there until 1993 and then worked for the Preston Public Utilities. Her husband, Bob, died in 1988 after a long battle with cancer. She continued to live on her acreage until 2002 when she returned to Austin. Her health dictated the move. She did not want to leave her beloved country home. Rosalie is survived by her children: Robert (Jean) of Portland, Oregon; Lynette (Byron Rouda) Cayson of San Francisco, Calif.; Robin (Douglas) Moffat of Seattle, Wash.; Richard (Debra) of Carimona, Minn.; Laura (David) Yandon of San Antonio, Tex.; Larry (Debra) of East Bethel, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Michele Grebinof Everett, WA; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Joyce Ree of Austin, Minn.; Bonnie (Bill) Burke of Rochester; Helen (Leo) Kopsa of Beaman, Iowa; and Mary (Bill) Nehring of North Liberty, Iowa; and aunt and uncle, Shirley and Harold Gomer of Austin, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; a son, Lee; and her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston with Rev. Patrick Arens officiating. Buiral was in Carimona Cemetery in Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston assisted the family with arrangements.

mony, MN, passed away Friday, April 22nd, 2011. Harvey died peacefully at an assisted living facility by his son’s home in Aurora, Illinois. He was born to Knute K. and Martha (Leitz) Hovey on January 10th, 1925, in York Township, Lime Springs, IA. Harvey attended the Hovey Country School in York Township. On November 20th, 1946, he married Mildred (Kleppe) Hovey. Harvey and Mildred lived on a farm in rural Lime Springs, IA, for 60 years before they moved to the Harmony Manor in Harmony, MN. Through the years Harvey worked as farmer of livestock and crops. Harvey was a longtime member of Saetersdal Church of rural Harmony. He was once a member of the Echo Valley Saddle Club and hosted horse shows on his family farm. Harvey had many interests he enjoyed. In his younger years, he loved to ride and raise horses and he played softball as a catcher. Other interests were gardening, visiting with neighbors, playing cards, watching westerns, attending sale barns and following the Cubs, Yankees and the Dodgers. He had a sparkle in his eye and soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. Harvey is survived by two daughters: Beth (John Taylor) of Rochester, MN; Melody (Glen Leimer) of Truman, MN; and son Dennis Hovey (Liz Larson) of Aurora, IL; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Hovey. He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred, his son Daryl, an infant son, his brothers Virgil and Harold, and his sisters Goldie and Harriet. A funeral service was held Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Saetersdal Lutheran Church in rural Harmony, MN. Burial was in Saetersdal cemetery. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony assisted the family with arrangements.

Ann M. Milbrandt Ann Marie Milbrandt, 76, died on April 24, 2011, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Ann Marie Haehn was born on January 15, 1935, in Meyer, Iowa, to John and Martha (Cummings) Haehn. Ann graduated from high school in Adams, MN, and married Robert Milbrandt on June 12, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams. Ann worked in the pathology lab for Mayo Clinic for a number of years and later stayed at home to raise her children. Later, she again worked for Mayo Clinic Harvey H. Hovey Harvey H. Hovey, 86, of Har- as a lab technician, retiring

in 1991. Ann enjoyed square dancing, reading, knitting, crocheting and her flower garden. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Robert Milbrandt of Rochester, MN; her son, Robert J. (Monica) Milbrandt of Eagan, MN; her daughters, Susan Milbrandt of Rochester, MN; and Laurie Wilkemeyer of Owatonna, MN and her son, Chris (Cindy) Milbrandt of Rochester, MN; eight granchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Margie) Haehn of Racine, MN and one sister, Bonnie (Lawrence) Monson of Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN, assisted the family with arrangements. Donald P. Quandt Donald P. Quandt, a longtime rural Grand Meadow, MN. farmer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN, from complications of cancer. Don was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Rochester, MN, to Lawrence “Pat” and Lillian “Curly”(Nelson) Quandt. He moved with his family at the age of two to rural Grand Meadow, where he grew up on the family farm, attended Stewartville schools and graduated from Stewartville H.S. in 1956. He began farming with his dad and joined the Minnesota National Guard serving six years. Don was married on April 6, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley Twsp. to Sheilah D. Wiskerchen. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed on the Quandt family farm where they raised their sons and continued to make their home. Mr. Quandt farmed until his retirement in 2002, and then worked part time in home construction. Mrs. Quandt was a longtime employee at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in surgical services. Don was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley, where he sang in its choir and was a seasonal member of the 40 Milers Male Chorus. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bowling, playing and watching sports and especially enjoyed time spent with friends and family. Surviors include his wife, Sheilah; two sons: Timothy of Denver, Col; and Patrick of

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Robinson of Kasson, MN; and Judy(Wayne)Rentschler of Louisville, KY. He also leaves behind a host of cousins and friends too numerous to count. He was preceded in death by his parents. He will be missed and mourned by many. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at East St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rock Dell, MN (rural Byron), with Rev. Darby Lawrence officiating. A private family burial took place at East St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were with Gayle “Robbie” Robinson Gayle “Robbie” Robinson Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in passed away peacefully, sur- Stewartville. rounded by his loving family, Verna Wharton on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hay- Verna Wharton, 96, of Rochfield, MN. He now resides with ester, died Thursday April 28, God in Glory after a ten-year 2011, at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester. battle with cancer. Gayle Edward Robinson was Verna Irene Hanson was born born June 24, 1938, in Bertha, to Nels and Carolina Hanson MN, to Edward and Luetta on November 28, 1914, in Hen(Stork) Robinson. He moved dricks, Minnesota. Raised on a with his family as a child to farm near Hendricks, she was rural Blooming Prairie, MN baptized on January 15, 1915, where he grew up on the fam- at the Blom Prairie Lutheran ily farm, attended rural school Brethren Church at Toronto, and graduated from Blooming South Dakota. In 1931, she Prairie H.S. in 1956. He was married Melvin Wharton. married on Oct. 24, 1964, at Verna was a homemaker and, Bethel Lutheran Church in beginning in the 1950s, she Rochester, MN, to Celia Sue worked 20 years for WatersKeethler. The couple raised Conley. In the 1970s she was their family on their farm near employed at Massey’s DepartStewartville, MN, and spent ment Store. the last several years at their She is survived by a daughter, home in rural Kasson, MN. Beverly A. Stuve of Rochester; Gayle retired from IBM after six grandchildren; 13 great36 years and Celia Sue was grandchildren; six great-great employed as a physical therapist grandchildren; and a sister, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Vivian Johnson of Rochester. until her retirement in 2001. She was preceded in death by Gayle was a devout member of her husband Melvin in 1969; East St. Olaf Lutheran Church. a son Lyle Wharton in 2007; He was a consumate story and a grandson Keith Wharton in joke teller and friend to all he 2000; six brothers, Howard, met. He loved and was loved by Morris, Orean, Lloyd, Eugene, many and took great pleasure and Burnie Hanson; and two in driving trucks and attending sisters, Marcella Nygard, and monthly gatherings with old Darlene Odell. friends of the Southern Min- Funeral services for Verna nesota BS Club. Wharton were held Tues He leaves behind to cher- day, May 3, at Mahn Family ish his memory, his wife of 46 Funeral Home, Rochester Chayears, Celia Sue; his children pel. The Reverend Maurice E. Rebecca(Albert “Red”) Nold; Hagen officiated. Interment Heather Robinson (Michael followed at Grandview MemoHopper); Laural (Jeremy) rial Gardens. Bauer; Randall (Leah “Kitsie”); Mahn Family Funeral Home, Ross (Barb); his grandchildren; Rochester Chapel, assisted the his siblings: Rodney (Maria) family with arrangements. rural Grand Meadow, MN; his sister, Patricia “Patty” (Duane) Musolf of Rochester, MN and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The memorial service was on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley Twsp. with Rev. Ron Prigge officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Arrangements were with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville.

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C ommentary The rich and poor By Col. Stan Gudmundson USAF (Ret) The rich and poor. Who are they? The stereotypic view is that the bottom 20 percent are an enduring and never-changing class who are often there through no fault of their own. As those at the top never change as well as the 60 percent in the middle. Always Col. Stan and forevermore the Gudmunson same people. Nothing ever changes except the rich get richer and the gap between rich and poor constantly increases. Accordingly, to many intellecuals, we have to redistribute the obviously misbegotten and unfair gains of the rich. The facts, however, are otherwise. These 20 percent quintiles are not static at all. They are dynamic and always in a state of flux. Many of us, over a lifetime, will be in all of these quintiles at one time or another. After graduating from high school most of us have zero wealth. Education, training, and jobs follow and over a period of time, we move up from one quintile to another. For the especially lazy fellow who wants to move up in the quintiles, however, the key is to find a bright, educated, and ambitious woman who will take care of him for the rest of his barren life. By the time one is ready to retire, many will be in the top income bracket. Others will end up one time in the top 20 percent through no fault or effort on their own. A large inheritance will do that. The sale of a farm, home, or business may, once in a life time, also place one in Editorial Cartoon

the top 20 percent quintile or maybe even in the top five or one percent. According to the latest IRS data, a person with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $67,280 is in the top 25 percent of income earners. To be in the top 10 percent one needs an AGI of $113,799; the top five percent, $159,619; and the top one percent, $380,354. I’m surprised. I expected these figures to be higher. A couple of years ago they actually were. So much for the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor. Finally, when people retire, their income generally goes down and so, too, does their location in the upper quintiles where they have spent most of their working lives. But, by that time, a significant number of retirees will have accumulated wealth that belies and is not reflected in their annual income. By the way, today 80 percent of US millionaires made their “fortune” in their lifetimes. The same as in, are you ready for this, 1892. Tom Sowell observes, “The persistently rich and persistently poor, put together are not a major segment of the American population, though political issues are often framed as if they were...only three percent of Americans remain in the bottom 20 percent for as long as eight years (includes students in college and graduate school). Only three-and-one-half percent have a net worth of one million dollars or more. Both the rich and poor, put together, (permanently) add up to less than seven percent of the American population. Nevertheless, great political and ideological battles are often fought as if these were the central groups in society.” Anyway, there aren’t that

many “rich people.” The best data we have says there are 2.2 million who earn $250,000 or more annually. To make up for the $1.1 trillion deficit Obama had forecast for 2012 by taxing this group alone, “you would have to jack up their taxes an average of $500,000,” according to author Kevin Williamson. “Only 0.2 percent of US households have $1 million annual incomes (there’s only 200,000 of them). To get rid of the deficit, you have to have a tax increase of $6 million each.” There are some problems in trying to take wealth from the very wealthy. It can’t be done. Professor and author Victor Davis Hanson notes that, “For example, the IRS reported that the 400 richest Americans paid only 17 percent in federal income tax.” What do you think those 65,000 plus pages of IRS regulations are there for anyway? There are all sorts of options available, especially with the advice of a good tax attorney. Theresa Heinz, on occasion a Kerry, paid less then 15 percent in income taxes the year before her husband ran for president. The Kennedys, through use of convenient trusts, have transferred hundreds of millions from one generation to another without paying any significant taxes at all. The rich can also move to out of high tax jurisdictions or countries. Maryland, for example, decided to increase taxes on its wealthier citizens. Low and behold, resulting revenues were far, far less than expected. The rich had moved. As they are doing now in California and as they will in Minnesota if Dayton and his delusional supporters get their way. A tax attorney who specializes in moving the wealth of individuals out of the United States says that the number of people doing that has increased exponentially over the past couple of years.

There are other options as well. Among them are investing in items that hold or increase their value but do little in the way of providing the capital necessary for a growing economy. These include purchase of expensive artwork, jewelry, rare and antique cars, and so on. And then there are the tax shelters like municipal bonds or tax-free annuities. But the left pushes a class warfare with the rich versus everyone else irrespective of which quintile we may be in this year. It is based on envy and is one of

the most despicable and pathetic of all of the seven deadly sins. Rather than blaming the politicians, who are really at fault here, the left seems to want us hating each other. For obvious reasons, that is dangerous for our economy and our country. The point is, we can’t get there from here even by taking all of the wealth from the rich. We must get the insane government spending under control first and foremost.

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Norway By Courtney Bergey

A Glimpse of Diversity a very warm welcome. We removed From my experiences in Lille- our shoes and were ushered to a hammer so far, I have realized that small corner of the temple that was Norway is a pretty homogeneous separated from the rest of the space country. The nation does have a fair by a curtain. We were greeted by amount of refugees from Africa and some other males, which left me eastern Europe, but very few people feeling a bit awkward because I am are visibly non-Scandinavian. This so used to extending my hand and could be a problem of integration, smiling at someone I meet. The (with some ethnic groups remain- men could not shake the women’s ing in social circles hands or even that reflect their make eye conplace of origin) but tact, so I was I have been very a bit nervous surprised at the that my outgolack of diversity ing personalwithin my city. ity would come That said, my across as offeneyes were recently sive. Luckily I opened to a whole did not make new community any faux pas. with a visit paid Courtney wearing a hijab head- Before to the Muslim scarf in front of the curtain long my male mosque in Lille- where women are concealed dur- classmates were hammer. Part of ing worship services. welcomed back the religion course into the temple, I am taking includwhile my five ed a “field trip” to the mosque for a female classmates and I stayed Friday prayer service and discussion. behind. I quickly realized that we It was an experience that would were the only women who would have given me a new perspective be in attendance; Muslim women in any country, but the fact that are not allowed to pray with the it took place in blue-eyed, blonde- men, but even our presence there haired Norway only heightened the had to be concealed during the impact. service. As the six of us watched Preparation for our visit to the the men file out, the imam quickly mosque included an intense week came over to completely shut the of reading the Qur’an and learning curtain before the service comabout Islam, but we also received menced. some cultural lessons about what is The visit to the mosque and houracceptable behavior in visiting the long worship was a nice glimpse at place of worship. The “rules” most- the beauty and hospitality of the ly applied to women because there Muslim culture, and I was thorare so many social expectations for oughly entranced by the beautifemales in the Muslim community. ful, Arabic Scripture readings. I We were instructed to wear loose- wasn’t sure what type of impact fitting clothing, which proved to that seclusion would have on me, be more difficult than we initially but instead of feeling offended, I thought. Clothes that Americans gained a new view of the gender deem casual and conservative, like issues of Islam. Many Western a simple t-shirt and jeans, would be women think of Muslim women highly inappropriate for a Muslim as sheltered and oppressed, but woman to wear. I was most con- most of them view it as a measure cerned about wearing a scarf over of protection and respect. Though my head, partly because I was self- I did feel uncomfortable at times, conscious about how I looked, but it was an experience that made me also because I didn’t want it to seem appreciate the rights that I take for like a mocking gesture. granted in America and also the When we arrived at the mosque, a fact that my voice can be heard as man politely greeted us and gave us you read this.


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a mistake, it’s a big deal. At the end of the day, while many individuals in leadership roles may duck out and place blame on others in the organization, I accept all responsibility for this error. I am accountable in all regards. And, as odd as it may sound, for reasons I’m not quite sure, I never forget the details of a mistake as they become ingrained in my brain forever. In other words, I learn. Of course, our team at the Olmsted County Journal already figured out what happened that resulted in the error, and measures are in place to prevent that from happening again. We appreciate your understanding with this particular situation. I cannot apologize enough for the mishap. For those of you curious about seeing the rest of the story from those two misrepresented headlines, please see below to find where these stories are located in today’s paper: • Construction begins for Silver Creek Corner, page 24 • Rochester City Council to review liquor license renewal policy, page 6

people wondering what the heck happened with last week’s front page of the Olmsted County Journal with those two stories. First, I would like to apologize to our readers. Second, I would like to thank our readers. In only four issues of the Olmsted County Journal being delivered to your household, you have invited us in to your lives and you are reading our newspaper. We have a very hardworking team dedicated to serving the needs of our readers and advertisers. We take what we do very serious. For me, personally, I lay out nearly every page of this paper every week. I would almost describe the process of putting out our newspaper as close to the birthing process as I can get. Every week, we give birth to a newspaper that is delivered to more households in Olmsted County than any other newspaper. With every household in Olmsted County receiving the Olmsted County Journal, totaling over 59,700 households with over 143,000 residents, we are the only newspaper that everyone receives. And, with over 62,000 copies Jason Sethre of the Olmsted County JourPublisher nal delivered throughout the Olmsted County Journal greater Olmsted County area, Cell: 507-251-5297 we have the largest circulation jason@olmstedcountyjournal.com of any newspaper in Southeast www.olmstedcountyjournal.com Minnesota. So, when we make

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Stewartville City Council tables noise variance request By Kevin Blanchard The Stewartville City Council tabled a noise ordinance variance request from the Chamber of Commerce at their meeting Tuesday night, April 26. The Chamber was seeking a variance from Chapter 6, Section 620 Noise to allow for bands on July 3 from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on July 4 as part of the 2011 Old Fashion Fourth of July. A public hearing was held on the issue during the council meeting. Joel Packer spoke on behalf of the Chamber’s Street Dance Committee. “The dance has been well attended in the past and it was decided to move it to Florence Park.” The city council, based on community feedback, approved moving the dance to Florence Park at their December 14, 2010, meeting. William Tasler, who lives on Lakeshore Drive near the park, spoke in opposition to the variance. “I think it is wrong to have to hire an attorney to protect our rights as citizens,” he said. “I think it sends the wrong message to our young people to sell alcohol to make money to support the Chamber. We should use Bear Cave Park for the dance.” The Chamber’s Dance Committee sent out letters to all Lakeshore Drive residents and invited them to a meeting. William and Lou Tasler have objected to the dance being conducted at Florence Park and have hired attorney Jay

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the use of Florence Park for the dance. The decision on the variance was tabled by the council pending review of public input and legal counsel. The next Stewartville City Council meeting will be held on April 26 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

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Rochester City Council to review liquor license renewal policy By Nate Langworthy nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com The Rochester City Council got caught in a bit of a pickle when reviewing the application for transfer of a liquor license to a familiar Rochester restaurant. Paseo Del Rio, formerly Dos Amigos, is currently under construction with plans to reopen within weeks. The new owner, Jorge Ocegueda, was found to have a 2007 conviction for serving alcohol to minors. City ordinance states that the Council shall not award licenses to individuals within five years after such offenses. Typically reapplications for liquor licenses have not been treated like held under scrutiny and there may be many more businesses in town who would be similarly in violation of the same rule. “We’ve renewed licenses for years with all these violations,” said Council President Dennis Hanson. “The precedent has been set.” Rejecting this liquor license while granting them in similar situations for several decades did not strike any as fair practice,

especially with an expensive renovation project nearly completed. However, the law is clearly written that someone in Oceguenda’s position would not be eligible for a license until 2012. “We have to stand up to what we have here,” said Council member Ed Hruska. “I don’t see how we could not uphold (the ordinance) at this point.” The Council gave Paseo Del Rio a one month license extension to look at the issue further. Later in the week city attorney wrote proposed changes in the ordinance to make willful and repeated violations including serving alcohol to minors grounds for denial of an application. Paseo Del Rio would be eligible for consideration of the liquor license and given Dos Amigos good standing in the city for over a decade, is likely to receive one when the issue is revisited by the Council. Other Actions taken by the Council on April 18th, 2011 • Heard April Sutor, speaking on behalf of the Homestead Trail Neighborhood Association and residents of 8 ½ Street

Sue’s Muse By Sue Ommen Memories of Mom’s Cooking sures of everyday life. We knew Soon it will be Mother’s Day. as children to stay out of my Thoughts of my mother are always mother’s sanctuary when mom intermingled with the mouth- was cooking. Of course, we disrewatering smells that came from garded this rule on more than one the kitchen of my childhood. occasion, enticed by the tempting The women of my mother and array of fragrant dinner smells to grandmother’s day made cook- quickly come in and snitch a slice ing an art form and their meals of apple or carrot off the cutting were memorable. Their love was board. expressed through their cooking. My mom’s dishes were sprinkled with love and a dash of her warmth. The kitchen was my mother’s domain, an area where she could use her creative skills, a temporary escape from children and the presPie Crust: •2 cups flour •¾ cup shortening •1 tsp. salt •4-5 T. ice water Cut shortening into flour, using 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over pastry mixture, tossing lightly with fork after each addition and pushing dampened portion to side of bowl; sprinkle only dry portion remaining. (Pastry should be just dry enough to hold together, not sticky.) Shape pastry into 2 balls and refrigerate until ready to use. You can purchase pie crusts as they are pretty good and a lot easier! Filling: •1 ½ cups sugar •4 T. butter, cut into pieces •3 T. flour •3-4 cups rhubarb, cut up •½ tsp. nutmeg •2 eggs Mix together sugar, flour, and nutmeg. Mix with the cut up rhubarb. Roll out the bottom pie crust. Place in 9-inch pie pan and place the filling in it. Dot with the butter. Beat the 2 eggs well and pour on top. Roll out the top crust and cut into strips: place in lattice design on top. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes and at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Southeast. She reported neighbors were concerned to find trees cut off and prairie mowed for controlled burns. Sutor reported that neighbors learned from city workers that a trail extension was planned from the end of 8 ½ Street SW through the prairie to the site of the new community garden. The neighborhood association requested that neighborhood input be sought before work is done. • Accepted a check in the amount of $861,202 from Rochester International Airport manager, Steve Leqve. The amount is the excess revenue from 2010 returned from the airport. • Adopted resolutions to support a housing tax assistance credit application and supporting tax increment financing (TIF) assistance that Podawiltz Development Corporation plans to submit to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) for the proposed Falcon Heights Townhomes project to be built north of Highway 14 and east of 40th Avenue SE. By adopting the support resolution, the project will receive points to bolster its pro-

posal to the MHFA versus other projects statewide. Several Council members expressed concern about building subsidized housing such as this proposal in areas that would necessitate residents to own vehicles. Some members of the Council were concerned about giving a project that was this location flaw a leg up on other subsidized housing projects that may come to the city. The resolution carried five to two with Council members Michael Wojcik and Randy Staver in dissent. • Adopted a Social Host ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor for a property owner to allow underage persons to drink on their property with exceptions for religious observances and parental consent. This does not apply to landlords, mortgagee, college, university, hotel or motel owner, or someone who has not participated in hosting or allowing a gathering in which alcoholic beverages are being consumed by underage people. • Moved the application for license for an escort service to a

public hearing. There were concerns surrounding the nature of the business as well as an unresolved 2002 sexual misconduct violation involving the applicant. • Unanimously adopted an ordinance to raise street vendor registration fees from $150 to $300 and requires vendors to operate at least 75 feet away from any business selling similar items. • Accepted the Mayo Foundation’s donation of 4.8 acres south of their 2nd St. SW parking lot to facilitate the completion of a bike trail to Cascade Creek Park. • Voted to establish a special district for the Orchard Hills Villas townhome project to begin in southwest Rochester. The district, among other things, ensures that the homes cannot be marketed as rental property and that vinyl, steel, and aluminum siding cannot be used in construction. • Tabled a motion, to provide $5,760 for signage directing Rochester International Airport users to Rochester, until May 2nd. Council member Randy Staver initially raised questions about the necessity of the signs.

As a child, I was astounded when I sneaked into my grandmother’s kitchen to ask a question and saw her pour a bottle of wine over the roast. I always supposed it was because she was French, emigrating from Alsace-Lorraine, France as a child and carrying the lovely maiden name of Noel. But more likely it was because my grandfather dabbled in making homemade wine and it was often served at family gatherings in the European fashion, even the children getting a very small amount in a glass. My mother-in-law experimented with whole grains and vegetables in her recipes long before it was fashionable. Her whole grain breads contained not only an assortment of healthy flours, but also shredded zucchini, carrots and even beets. I can remember their tasty hearty texture sweetened with homemade jams. Her dense chocolate cakes also boasted an assortment of vegetables and were moist and delicious. I imagine the farm hands at the table of my friend, Opal Shrock, looked forward to the extensive meals she served, which always included homemade pies. She was not only a remarkable cook but also a wonderful gardener. I remember the year our Garden Club toured her extensive collection of roses. As a member, she was considered a mentor when it came to gardening skills. However, I was surprised when my middle-school age daughter asked if she could come too, and pleased she was picking up the gardening bug, I agreed. When we arrived, all of the Garden Club members’ daughters were there, to wander the gardens, enjoy Opal’s gracious hospitality, and taste her memorable lemon meringue pie. Her daughter became a caterer in New York and wrote several cook books. No respectable woman cooked without an apron in my mother’s

day. These connoisseurs of the kitchen possessed a collection of aprons from the voluminous aprons my grandmother wore covering her wide expanse of figure to the half workaday aprons my mother wore for everyday meals. Sunday and company meals required fancier aprons, sewn from flowered materials and organza, whisked away before joining those at the table. A history of women could be told from the aprons used in kitchen’s past. Now, as most women work outside the home, figuring out dinner and putting it on the table is a chore, a quick affair to throw together and eat before rushing off to a child’s game or concert, or a meeting of some kind, then attending to homework and baths and throwing in a load of laundry.

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In addition to fresh produce, information about services such as yoga and aromatherapy will be available at the market along with an assortment of handmade crafts and baked goods. The market will be painting a mural in the skyway crossing Civic Center Drive in mid-May. The mural will have a farm-tomarket theme depicting the paths of growers and market patrons. There are over 460 parking spaces within a block of the downtown farmer’s market, with the parking lot to the east of the market once again usable after completion of work on the 4th Street bridge, the Ironwood Square parking lot, and to the south of the Super America on 4th Avenue. The market’s central location makes it a destination for an easy weekend stroll for residents of Rochester’s core neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed at the market, which is a member of Family Service Rochester’s Time Trader program. Updates on the current produce offered at the market, as well as events, ways to get involved, and other information can be found at www.rochesterdowntownfarmersmarket.org. Updates are also available through the market’s Facebook page. For more information, call 507-273-8232 or email rochfarmmkt2@hotmail.com

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time served, $188 fine. Anthony Lee Jewson, 38, 406 81/2 Ave N.W., No. 3, Rochester. Violate no contact order. Sentenced March 3, 2011, to five years probation, 180 days jail with credit for time served, $185 fine. Danny Michael Wheeler, 45, 2005 U.S. 14 E., No. 26, Rochester. Third degree assault. Sentenced March 3, 2011, to five years probation, 21 months prison stayed for five years, 150 days jail with credit for time served, $1,585 fine. Taray Javon Bryant, 34, Minneapolis. Malicious punishment of a child, domestic assault, gross misdemeanor domestic abuse. Sentenced March 7, 2011, to five years probation, 21 months prison, 150 days jail with credit for time served, 100 hours community service, $85 fine. Anthony Allan Arthur, 41, 815 Ninth Ave. S.E., No. 4, Rochester. Attempted third degree sale of drugs. Sentenced March 8, 2011, to 30 months, 15 days in prison with credit for time served. $50 fine.

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errands, and my mother-in-law, Shirley, offered to watch Olivia and Landon while we made our rounds. In transit from one place to the next, we decided to stop by Jenpachi for lunch. For those of you who have dined there, you know this is a class act. If you haven’t been to Jenpachi yet, let me tell you what you are missing out on. The food is superb, but what’s even more impressive is the entertainment of the chef. Our chef, Gabriel, tossed his utensils around like something I think I’ve only seen in a Bruce Lee movie. I still wonder how many times Gabriel dropped a bowl of rice on the floor before he perfected for our dining experience. His showmanship was flawless. And, he did all of this with a smile on his face, playing to the crowd. I should also mention that for the first time in my life, I tried Sake, a Japanese rice wine, at Jenpachi. I may never make it over to Japan, so having the taste of the orient right here in Rochester sure saves me the cost of a plane ticket. Oh, and while you’re at Jenpachi, you’ll probably get a chance to meet the owner Charlie. He walked around and greeted all of the guests, inquiring about the satisfaction of their dining experience. His personal connection with guests added something special to the experience. And, my wife and I have already decided the next time we plan to dine at Jenpachi, we will bring Olivia and Landon. They would love the show along with food as well. Every dining establishment in the area provides something unique from the ambiance to the tasty bites that keep us coming back for more. We have a great selection of restaurants right here in our own backyard, and I plan on sharing my dining experiences with our readers. Look for this feature every week in the Olmsted County Journal, along with online under the Real Bites section.

Still Water Southern Gospel men’s quartet at First Baptist Church in Preston Still Water, a Southern Gospel men’s quartet, will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Preston Sunday evening, May 8, beginning at 6 p.m. Their home base in Hopinsville, Kentucky, but the group has traveled all over the country, including Nashville, sing-

ing and sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with their audiences. This would be a great way to cap off the Mother’s Day celebration. The church family would like to invite the public to join them for an evening that is sure to be a blessing.

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The perfect gift for mom By Tracy Ebmeyer tracy@olmstedcountyjournal.com It’s been more than twenty years since Russ and Margaret Hinz began their Family Tree Landscape Nursery in the Rochester area. Since that time the business has grown from a small shop in a trailer to two large stores operating in southern and northern Rochester. Throughout the years the family has established many relationships and has found a unique way to give something back to the community. With Mother’s Day around the corner some people have begun the endless search for that perfect gift to give to mom. Fortunately, the Hinz family came up with an idea to bring families together for this May holiday. For the last three years, Family Tree Nursery has donated pots to be painted by children and adults to present to their loved ones on Mother’s Day. “You get a nice and unique, arts and crafty thing your family has painted,” Margaret Hinz said, “mothers get a kick

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out of it.” There’s no charge for the pots and if anyone wants to pick a plant to place inside their pot, the nursery has an array of plants that can be purchased. Many families come back year after year having heard about the event and Hinz expects another great turnout this coming week. Hinz said the numbers of families attending this event, have at least doubled within the last two years. The event kicks off on Friday and lasts throughout the weekend until Mother’s Day Sunday. A mother herself, Hinz enjoys the activities at the nursery even while having to work on this special holiday. “I’m here on Mother’s Day,” Hinz said. “This is my fun time to enjoy other kids doing the same thing.” With the inclement weather Minnesota can expect during this time of year, the nursery holds the potting event in their large store which can hold more than a hundred people. Families wishing to take part just need to show up, grab a brush, a pot, and some paint and begin their creation Hinz said. The nursery is also having Mother’s Day specials throughout the grounds so even those not participating in the potting event can still find other gifts at a special price. Anyone interested can find the nursery at 2580 75th Street NE off of Hwy 63 and 75th street in northern Rochester.

By Tracy Ebmeyer tracy@olmstedcountyjournal.com Eyota City Council decided against a Minnesota DOT program that would extend the Stoneridge Trail from the street of Carolann and connecting it to Second Street at the last city council meeting on April 28th. The program would have cost the city four thousand dollars to have engineers develop a plan for a potential extension of the trail in 2013 with no guarantee of funds for construction. City councilman Tyrel Clark was the only person who voted for the program, stating that the trails throughout the city are heavily used by the citizens and were a good means of connecting the city of Eyota to future trails. Clark did say that the requirements for the grant were too great financially and the city had no budget for the application. He hoped the city could find a means to extend the trail in the near future. The money from the program is to be dispersed among various cities throughout southeastern Minnesota as deemed fit by MNDOT. The issue was not knowing for certain if the city of Eyota would be one of those cities being awarded the grant from MNDOT. The

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Chatfield Schools discuss utilizing available to the public. Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke pointed out some events occurring in the elementary school. MCA tests, also known as the Minnesota Comprehension Assessment tests, are being completed among the elementary classes. The primary subjects being tested are math and reading. The elementary school also received a $2000 grant from Alliant Energy. This grant money will be put towards relationship building among students. The spring parent-teacher conferences also rapped up successfully for the elementary grades. Secondary Principal Randy Paulson acknowledged retiring math instructor Wayne Eickhoff after 41 years of service at the school, starting back in 1970. Paulson also recognized the music department at Chatfield High School for its recent Pop’s Concert. Reg-

By Mitchell Walbridge mitch@olmstedcountyjournal.com Chatfield School Board members met for their monthly meeting on Monday, April 18, 2011. All members except Matt McMahon were present, along with Superintendent Harris and both the high school and elementary principals. High school social studies instructor Adam Archer was also present at the meeting. Superintendent Harris announced that with the end of the school year rapidly approaching principals, office staff and supervisors, and the superintendent will be undergoing evaluation. Evaluation reports on these positions will be conducted and completed by June 30, 2011. He also elaborated on how Facebook could be utilized as a communication tool between students, staff, parents, and the public. Currently, a page is being set up, but it is not

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Stewartville Farmer’s Market coming to town By Tracy Ebmeyer Spring time is here. With the warm sunshine, the city of Stewartville is gearing up for the first annual farmers’ market beginning Wednesday, May 25. Every Wednes-

day evening the market will begin at five o’clock, end at eight, and will last through late September. Stewartville was contacted by a government program called Communities Putting Prevention to

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their vendors and their customers,” Martin said. As with all farmers’ markets, families are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy the atmosphere Stewartville will provide during their Wednesday night market. “Farmers’ markets are a great opportunity for light entertainment and something you can bring your kids down to on a Wednesday evening,” Martin said. “No matter what community, farmers’ markets are just a nice way to spend an hour or so.” Farmers’ markets improves the lives of those taking part by purchasing non-processed food and Martin hopes people will take part with this realization. “It will be just another chance for folks to get affordable, healthy ingredients for family meals,” Martin said. There will also be local artisans selling crafts and other forms of art along with the food and plants. Martin encourages anyone that is interested in participating in the

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The maintenance of the trail, along with the original clearing of the path, will be done by community volunteers. Funding is to come from donations and grants (one grant through the Statewide Health Improvement Program or SHIP). Clarke explained they are planning to obtain $2 million worth of liability coverage, which will cost about $500 this year. Gossman showed examples of signage for the trail, which will cost a total of $1,500. The group requested the city make a financial contribution in the amount of $2,000 to cover the liability insurance and signage. Clarke suggested it could cost the city about $1,000 per year to keep the liability coverage in tact in future years. Gossman said the city’s liability would not be substantially increased by the trail. Councilor Paul Novotny stated he was amazed with the cooperation of the land owners. City Attorney Fred Suhler asked how the limited use rules are going to be enforced. Gossman said it will be too narrow for ATV’s and too hilly for bicycles. The council unanimously

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approved the $2,000 funding. Industrial Lot Prices Ron Zeigler, community development director, explained a proposal to price the industrial lots in the city’s Southeast Industrial Park along with commercial lots that abut Southeast Industrial Drive, west of Hillside Drive. Zeigler said there are three planned phases including: industrial property immediately ready for development, commercial property that needs infrastructure, and industrial property that needs leveling and infrastructure. The city’s EDA board has approved the pricing structure. Zeigler said the prices are a place to start, recognizing that potential buyers may negotiate incentives or reductions. The goal is for the city to recoup its costs to date ($217,000) with the phase one sale of the three properties that are immediately ready for development. The council approved the pricing structure as presented. Other Business In Brief •Jason Boynton, Smith Schafer and Associates, reviewed the city’s audit for 2010. Chatfield has seen a 13 percent reduction in Local Government Aid, back to about the 2006 level. The audit report was accepted as pre-

Proposed route of Lost Creek Hiking Trail in Chatfield. sented. •A proclamation was adopted recognizing May 1 through May 7 as Municipal Clerks Week. Mayor Don Hainlen commended Joel Young, Mary Peterson, Kay Coe and Cathy Anderson for the services they perform for the city. •Members of the Youth Football

Program requested approval to move forward with the process to build a 16 foot by 16 foot multi use building between the ball fields at Mill Creek Park. The building could be used for storage or as a concession stand. The project will be a way for them to give back to the community.

Graphic provided •The council approved the hiring of Mitch Irish and Sam Peterson for the summer for up to 40 hours per week to help with jobs like mowing. •Approval was given to accept the low estimate of Friedrich Construction, Inc. at $3,680 to repair a section of sewer line south of town along Highway 52.

Oronoco’s 150-year-old “moose head tree” Near the time that Leonard Hodges first camped on the banks of the “Las Zambras” [Zumbro River] March 13, 1854, a basswood seedling started growing in a forest and what is now Oronoco Park. That “founder’s” tree is now known as the Moose tree because of the unique formation of at least three distinct moose heads. The moose heads formed

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The impact of FBI online poker website shutdown By Mitchell Walbridge For doctors, lawyers, teachers, bankers, and every other occupation in between, job security is one issue that any employee has on the front of his or her mind during the recent economic recession. But, what if the government were to shut down your branch of work completely? Recently thousands of Americans have gone through a similar situa-

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school education at Rochester Community and Technical College. After spending two years taking classes at the college, Ryland ceased continuing his education and took the role of being a poker player full time. Ryland plays daily, usually playing cash games and occasionally enters into a tournament. He is now one of many who have been affected by the recent disputes between

down due to these offenses. Now, thousands of Americans are out of luck when it comes to receiving income from their poker playing accounts. Twenty-three year old Preston resident, Erik Ryland, graduated from Fillmore Central High School in 2007. Ryland and his friends were introduced to online poker when the craze hit back in 2003. He then went on to pursue his post high

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get out of its original purpose as Anne packs equipment into it at the end of the show. That kind The vintage country played Brother Music, Sister of practicality and outside of the box thinking are indicative of the Rhythm in small places brightens the days of many duo’s ability to scope out social band. Anne and her partner and and sonic landscapes, finding the By Nate Langworthy guitar player, Al Brentner got most ideal and engaging locations nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com “There’s a band here today, Hancock’s blessing to become and events to perform at. The duo began about a decade everything will be okay. We’re the real life incarnation Brother Brother Music, Sister Rhythm Music, Sister Rhythm. The pair ago after they began dating. Al, back in town!” Anne Koschmeder has also performed with Han- who was a member of the Hillbilly sings to wrap up a recent gig, while cock, who came through town Swing Kings at the time, would focus on playing guitar while playing her snare and suitcase bass last weekend. Situated front and center dur- Anne sang. A few years ago they drum. Blinds Roller Shades Draperies Vertical Blinds The line is an adaptation from ing their shows is a suitcase which got their first gig as they voluna crowd during has Shades found a new use Draperies as a bass teered to entertain Wayne Hancock’s 2006 album Blinds Roller Vertical Blinds “Tulsa”, referring to a fictitious drum. The thumpbox does not twilight waiting for the Movie on

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4229 22nd Ave. NW $103,000 • MLS# 4025813 Move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath twinhm with larger 1 car garage. Newer windows, central air, washer, dryer, & stove. Fenced yard, deck with pergola, & master bedrm with walk in closet & new carpet. Home Warranty. No association fees. Visual Tour: www.justsoldbytami.com Tami Greenslade 507-272-3950 tgreenslade@pbofmn.com www.JustSoldByTami.com

5015 23rd Ave. NW $137,900 • MLS# 4026387 Well kept and clean split entry with large detached garage. New roof and vinyl siding in summer of 2009. Lower level features a 2nd kitchen setup, ideal for daycare or mother-in-law apartment, or a renter to help pay the mortgage. All appliances included. Jim Miesbauer 507-951-0570 jim@moveseniorshome.com ALPHA REALTY www.moveseniorshome.com

122 18th Ave. NW $139,900 • MLS# 4026082 Wow- what a buy! With this home you can have a nice place to live and still afford to actually live! Newer A/C, roof, and furnace. Fenced yard for your pooches, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room, and did I forget to tell you that there’s room for your toys AND vehicles in this oversized 2 stall garage? Walk to St. Mary’s or be on Hwy 52 in a minute! Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

4128 13th Ave. NW $149,900 • MLS# 4026706 Nice Ranch with 3 bedrooms on main floor, lots of kitchen cabinet space, and closet space. Lots of mature trees, and nice terraced yard with a deck, patio and privacy fence. Don’t miss the additional storage under the garage. Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

5902 Camellia Ct. NW $149,900 • MLS# 4027299 RARE Opportunity to find a 3 Bedroom townhome on a corner with a great view and priced below market! Gorgeous 3 bedroom home that shows like a model. Open and bright living room with Maple flooring, kitchen with Maple cabinets, breakfast counter, large pantry, upgraded appliances, 2nd level laundry near bedrooms, this unit also has upgraded lighting, double vanity, and sink. A Must See! Hosted By Della Krug Kelly Calvert 507-261-2632 kcalvert@prudential.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

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2632 Kenosha Ln. NW $162,900 • MLS# 4026638 Sharp looking split on quite cul-de-sac! Home features large foyer, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths with ceramic tile, kitchen with hardwood floors and new stainless steel appliances, patio door to deck and spacious family room with gas corner fireplace. New carpet in lower level, fresh paint through out this home is in move in condition! Kelly Calvert 507-261-2632 kcalvert@prudential.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

585 73rd St. NW $284,900 • MLS# 4022292 House Needs TLC. Soaring ceilings in family room overlooking loft, large kitchen with center island, natural gas service at property, 4,000+ square feet, 5 bedrooms, steel siding, new A/C, solid 6 panel doors, all three levels finished. Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

371 Hastings Ln. NW $324,900 • MLS# 4021519 Beautiful walk-out ranch on tree lined private 2 acres only minutes from downtown. Features updated kitchen, 9’ ceilings (both levels), bull nosed rounded corners, raised panel oak doors, oversized Pella windows, hardwood and ceramic flooring, 3-car garage and a lot that features mature trees. Jim Miesbauer 507-951-0570 jim@moveseniorshome.com ALPHA REALTY www.moveseniorshome.com

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2752 Viola Heights Dr. NE $171,900 • MLS# 4026429 Builder’s model 3 bedrm (all with walk-in closets), 3 bath, cul-de-sac, pre-inspected. Main floor laundry & master suite. Insulated 2 car garage with floor drain & gas line available. Close to walking paths & park. Visual Tour: www.justsoldbytami.com Tami Greenslade 507-272-3950 tgreenslade@pbofmn.com www.JustSoldByTami.com

810 26th St. NE $183,999 • MLS# 4028024 Great Location, Great Condition and lots of storage. That is what you will find in this one owner home offering main floor living, 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome. Home features custom cabinets, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, screened in porch and skylight. Finished basement and so much more a must see to appreciate all this home has to offer and is move in ready! Lisa Ustby 507-254-8285 ustbylisa@charter.net Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

4704 22nd Ave. NE $224,900 • MLS# 4026644 Very well cared for single owner home. Four bedrooms, two baths, walkout, large kitchen on half acre. Heated, insulated and finished dream garage (1388 sf) with air compressor, 6’’ concrete floors, swinging hoist, storage shelves for snowobiles, etc. Hosted by: Kelli Butrum Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

1518 20th Ave. NE $269,900 • MLS# 4027865 Quality built 2 Story home with MANY updates. This home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, living room with fireplace, kitchen with custom cabinets, walk in pantry, formal dining, master bdrm with walkin closet,master bath w/Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, huge family room w/ bar area and room for pool table. Enjoy a beautiful backyard with pool! Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

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5816 Summit Ln. NE $589,900 • MLS# 4024043 Gorgeous home in a very quiet neighborhood on cul-desac with 3 acres. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 12 foot granite center island, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, wrought iron fence, new blacktop circular drive, walkout lower level, beautiful backyard patio with built in BBQ and ponds. Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

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2107 5th Ave. SW $159,900 • MLS# 4028487 Apple Ridge home with 4 bedrooms (3 bedrms on main level), 2 full baths, HD theater, HEATED garage, deck, great backyard, convenient location. Visual tour: www.justsoldbytami.com

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1109 5th Ave. SE $114,900 • MLS# 4023589 Great first time home that is more affordable than rent. This 1 1/2 Story home has 2 main floor bedrooms, coved ceilings and arch doorways nice sun room with slider to deck, updated bathroom, bonus room upstairs or bedroom and many options with basement. Nice large yard with many mature trees! Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

603 31st St. NE $149,900 • MLS# 4026408 Not your ordinary split level. Large addition features living room with a corner fire place and spacious lower level family room. Other improvements include newer roof, furnace, air conditioner, landscaping, plus formal dining, remodeled kitchen, master bath with jetted tub, and the potential for a 4th bedroom. Angela Krohn 507-990-7956 angela.krohn@coldwellbanker.com www.homesrochestermn.com

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1034 6th Ave. SE $144,900 • MLS# 4028862 No worries. Home Warranty Included in this updated 1 1/2 story home. New roof in 2009. Large fenced in backyard. Buyers agent to verify all dimension.

1041 Double Eagle Ave. SE $169,900 • MLS# 4023111 Newer split level on a walkout lot! 6 panel doors, ceramic foyer, air exchanger, large lot, fenced in yard, 3 stall garage, huge deck, spacious foyer, snack bar, lots of natural light and more!

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3808 25th St. SE $96,900 • MLS# 4027140 Well maintained home with many upgrades. Remodeled bath with ceramic, fresh paint throughout, newer appliances, plenty kitchen cabinets, new furnace and water heater, fenced yard and more! Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

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2445 Tee Time Rd. SE $329,000 • MLS# 4019853 REDUCED $11,000! Immaculate walkout ranch with five bedrooms, four baths, beautiful hardwood floors, very large kitchen with beautiful granite countertops, gas fireplace in living room with granite and beautiful wood mantel and hearth, neutral-warm color on walls, three car heated garage, beautifully landscaped and wooded lot. Hosted by: Geary O’Reilly Vicki Nelson 507-254-5572 vickinelson@elcorrealty.com www.ElcorRealty.com

5098 Gavin Ln. SE $339,900 • MLS# 4023947 Inviting and tasteful walkout 2 story. This home features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring through the kitchen and dining room, ceramic tile in the bathrooms as well as the entry way, 2 fireplaces and a nice deck overlooking the 2 acre lot. This home is great for entertaining with an open floor plan and also functional with 3 bedrooms on the same level. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

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5231 Forest Knoll Dr. SE $375,000 • MLS# 4027117 Spacious 2 Story home featuring 4 bedrooms, main floor office, kitchen with center island, formal dining, large living room, main floor laundry and main floor bedroom. Many amenities including deck, pass thru fireplace in living room and dining room, in ground sprinkler, security system, porch, and lots of room to still expand in lower level walk-out. Mike Hart 507-358-0188 mike@mikemovesyou.com Lovejoy Realty, Inc. www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

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201 8th Ave. NW, Kasson $144,900 • MLS# 4028549 Unique Turn of the Century 2 story home featuring the original wide trim, classic open stair case & hardwood floors. Huge .61 acre lot with mature trees and 1,152 sq. ft. detached garage. This is an estate sale & priced to go at $20k under the taxable market value. Jim Miesbauer 507-951-0570 jim@moveseniorshome.com ALPHA REALTY www.moveseniorshome.com

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315 5th Ave. NE, Byron $177,900 • MLS# 4022313 Beautiful split level home featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood flooring, spacious kitchen with snack bar, formal dining room w/patio door to large private backyard. Lower level family room with fireplace. Quiet cul-de-sac street and convenient location. Tami Timbeross 507-951-9601 tami@tamictimbeross.com www.PrudentialLovejoy.com

401 7th Ave. NE, Byron $239,900 • MLS# 4028798 Exceptionally spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath walkout split level home on large beautifully landscaped corner lot within walking distance to park and Byron Elementary School! Open design, 3 main floor bedrooms, master bath, custom touches including built-ins, plant ledges and bullnose corners. Move in and enjoy... Donna Manthei 507-254-2727 donnamanthei@attglobal.net www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

609 Somerby on 9th NE, Byron $369,000 • MLS# 4027163 Spectacular 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home in Somerby Golf Community. This home features hardwood floors, large family room, 3 car heated and insulated garage, stainless appliances, private master bath with large walk in closet and much more! Call for your showing today! Kim De Keyrel 507-951-7034 kim@listwithkim.com Realty of Rochester www.listwithkim.com

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319 3rd St. W., Eyota $89,900 • MLS# 4022948 Spacious 3 bdrm 2 bath ranch on over a 1/2 acre lot. 3rd room in the home could be converted into a bedroom by adding a closet. Large eat in kitchen, inviting family rm, hardwood flooring and a 816 sq ft garage are just a few features you will find in this home. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

513 Church Ave., St. Charles $119,900 • MLS# 4028765 Roomy Ranch w/2 main level bedrooms, lg living room w/ built-ins, master bedroom w/ his and hers closets, 3/4 bathroom w/double sinks, 4 season room w/heated tile flooring (currently has stacker washer/dryer in this room, hook-ups in lower level also) & kitchen w/nice storage pantry. Two stall garage, corner lot, porch area on back side of garage & many perennials. Joyce Kraut 507-951-3168 joycekraut@pbofmn.com http://joycekraut.realtor.com

7548 Hwy. 52 SE, Eyota $214,900 • MLS# 4028790 Appealing acreage located on the edge of Rochester off Hwy 52 (Predmore area) 6.25 acres w/3 bedroom ranch home, steel siding, 2 stall att. garage, 2 out-buildings, trees, Kinney Creek runs through a corner of property. Hdwd floors in Living/Dining area, wood burning fireplace, upgraded kitchen countertops, aggregate patio, fenced pasture (previously had elk) & great for horses! Joyce Kraut 507-951-3168 joycekraut@pbofmn.com http://joycekraut.realtor.com

500 Twiford St. SW, Chatfield $64,900 • MLS# 4025241 Cozy updated ranch on large lot. Recent updates include permenent siding, maple cabinets, roof and windows. Convenient location close to downtown. Jerry Enright 507-250-6312 jenright@pbofmn.com www.PropertyBrokersofMN.com

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5098 GAVIN LANE SE, ROCHESTER This gorgeous walk-out two story awaits you. Excellent floor plan with an open feel on the main level. The upper level boasts three bedrooms all with walk-in closets and a master suite. In the lower level, you will find a spacious family room with fireplace, bedroom, and full bath.

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$91,500 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 story twin home with main floor laundry and 1 car attached garage. Rear fenced yard. MLS# : 4027517 $219,900 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Spacious walkout ranch with private master bathroom. Finished basement includes 2 bedrooms and full bath. Main floor living room offers gas burning fireplace. MLS# 4027178 $74,900 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom On the west side of Claremont, just minutes from Owatonna. Private rural acreage. MLS# 4020307 $71,000 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom Remodeling has been started. Large private lot, wooded area in the rear. Very unique property. MLS# 4027169 $81,500 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom Unique ranch style home with master suite and walk in closet. Large corner lot, garage was previously heated and has garage furnace. Updates include windows and siding. MLS# 4028664 $74,900 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms HUGE CORNER LOT! Over sized 2 car garage plus additional 1 car garage. MLS# 4026852


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the most frequent detox clients over an 18 month period from 2007-2008. These costs A harm reduction approach consisted of only measurable By Nate Langworthy a presence on-site. Visitors will nate @ olmstedcount yjournal . need to check in and will not is one that acknowledges costs (there are many cost that com be allowed during late night that a behavior is not desir- are difficult to determine) and able, and works to lessen the include emergency room visits, A significant portion of hours. Rochester’s homeless popula“This will not be a free-for- effects of that behavior until law enforcement, detox and tion will soon be making the all or an animal house,” said it has stopped. The approach treatment, courts, and social move out of parks and public City Center Executive Director is used in many treatment set- services. The total cost for this spaces and into a more stable housing situation. Construction started earlier this month on Silver Creek Corner, a housing development for chronic inebriates. The facility, funded by State money through the County Board of Commissioners Chairman Paul Wilson Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and Group Residentings, ensuring that a person period was well over two miltial Housing to the tune of an Rick Klun. estimated 3.6 million dollars, “Residents will be dealt with will continue to receive services lion dollars, with emergency is one solution that Olmsted on the basis of their behavior, even if they should have a set- room expenses contributing more than half of that amount. County officials and staff came not by whether or not they are back. “One thing homeless people County officials estimated to as a result of an effort to intoxicated, like people are anysave taxpayers money and treat where else.” Olmsted County are missing is hope,” said Dun- that approximately $2100 in Rochester’s homeless popula- community services director fee. “They are not in a posi- public funds was being used per tion more humanely. Paul Fleissner noted that any tion to try to better themselves month on the average individuSilver Creek Corner will be violence, theft, or other distur- if they don’t have any realis- al’s treatment within the group tic hope that their lives can of 58 individuals being follocated north of the County bance would not be tolerated. improve. Once a person gets lowed. The projected amount community services building Not Giving Up that opened last year and surSocial services will continue housing they can seek appro- of monetary support per indirounded by various County to monitor the residents of Sil- priate medical care and think vidual at Silver Creek Corbuildings off of Campus Drive ver Creek Corner and connect about the benefits that sobriety ner is about $1500 per month, less the money the individuals Southeast. The complex is them with treatment and sup- would bring them.” “Many of us have friends or contribute themselves through more broadly placed between port groups in the community. the University Center Roches- Treatment will be available and relatives that struggle with alco- benefits, such as social security ter campus, Quarry Hill Park, encouraged. There is hope and holism,” said County Board of or medical assistance. That is the Federal Medical Center, evidence from similar programs Commissioners Chairman Paul a savings of at least $600 a and a site for a planned indus- in Duluth, St. Cloud, and the Wilson. “The people that Silver month per individual for local trial park. metro area, that residents will Creek will serve often do not government programs, or more 40 tenants who have a be more likely to move toward have supports in place. Getting than $24,000 per month for all chronic history of homeless- abstinence and a healthier way stable housing can help them 40 residents. “We know what the facts ness and alcoholism that have of life. Programming may be to connect with family and the are,” said Wilson. “We need not responded to treatment available within Silver Creek services they need.” Cutting Public Costs to find the best solution for for chemical dependency in Corner itself on a volunteer The County tracked the costs everybody. This is one tool the past will be housed and basis. monitored at the site. Unlike “The idea that we’re giv- to taxpayers incurred by 58 of many housing and treatment ing up on these people is not programs, residents of Silver accurate,” said Olmsted CounCreek Corner will not be asked ty Senior Social Worker Ray to leave if they relapse or con- Dunfee. “The idea is to reduce Turn Your tinue to use. Residents will be their use to the point where it’s Scrap Gold to allowed to consume alcohol manageable, with the end goal in their rooms, but may not being abstinence.” St. Charles do so in the facility’s common While addiction and its • “New” 16x80 Skyline 3BR, 2BA, C/A, areas or in public. They will effects can be an emotional W/D, ReADy to Move IN! - $47,900 be allowed to keep beer and no and frustrating task for all more than a pint of liquor in involved, County officials took Willow Ridge their rooms. a step back to look at whether Miracle Mile Center City Housing, a or not our methods for treating • 3979 Willow Ridge Dr. SW Shopping Center Duluth company, will operate chronic inebriates were meet1998 Skyline 16x72 3BR, 2BA, the housing units. Silver Creek ing objectives and decided that New Carpet & vinyl, C/A, Shed Rochester, MN Corner will be staffed by about the safety and simplicity of $35,900 20 full and part time employ- this harm reduction approach • 588 Circle Court SW ees providing 24 hour a day was preferable to giving consupervision with a front desk sequences of jail or detox for 1991 Artcraft, 3BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, attendant at a secure entrance, vagrant behavior without a C/A, Stove, Refrig - $43,900 a part-time nurse, and a site specific and workable plan in manager. Olmsted County place to keep the same behav- • 3724 Willow Ridge Dr. SW 1996 Friendship Classic 28x52 case management will also be ior from happening again. 3BR, 2BA, Stove, Refrig., W/D, DW & Fireplace - $38,600

“The people that Silver Creek will serve often do not have supports in place. Getting stable housing can help them to connect with family and the services they need.”

that we’re using to get there.” Residents of this program will pay rent to Center City Housing, which will lease the building from the County. If a resident’s income does not cover the full expense of room and board, the difference will largely be made up by the State through Group Residential Housing funding. “We already know these folks,” said Fleissner. “We looked at what we were spending and decided that instead of recycling chronic alcoholics we would try something that has served other communities well.” Skeptics Turned Advocates Dunfee, who has more than 25 years experience as a chemical dependency social worker, was asked to tour New San Marco, a similar housing project run by Center City in Duluth, to assess its appropriateness as a solution for the issues Rochester was facing. “Initially I was very skeptical,” he said. “I didn’t know how the environment could be conducive to treatment.” Dunfee remembers looking forward to the trip more to visit his son, who was attending the University of Minnesota –Duluth, with the walk through of a certainly inappropriate treatment center as a formality. “I did a complete 180 after leaving that place,” recalls Dunfree. “I saw that the resiSee SILVER CREEK Page 27 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ment assigning liaisons to New San Marco and getting to know Continued from Page 24 the facility’s staff was crucial to dents had a better quality of making a good working relalife. They were doing well with tionship. If a resident is spotted the hope and opportunity stable inebriated in public, often the housing gave them.” police will call New San Marco The Duluth Police Depart- staff to pick the resident up, savment and residents of Duluth ing the police department and were also anxious prior to the detox facility time and money. New San Marco’s 2005 arrival Klun identifies New San in downtown Duluth. Marco’s relationship with the “Absolutely there was concern police department as a posibefore San Marco opened,” said tive and motivating factor for Eric Rish, East Area Command- residents of the home. Police er in the Department. “We saw men will sometimes attend barthat there were consequences for beques with residents and chal(residents’) behavior, and that lenge residents to an occasional the multitude of different issues “Beat a Cop Bowling” night. that homeless people are deal “They’ve had a long relationwith were being addressed.” ship with many of our residents,” Rish noted that the Depart- Klun said. “It’s nice to be able to

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“I’m concerned about safety continue that relationship in a of people using the trails at different context.” Quarry Hill or the soccer fields,” Neighbors Still Wary Some people living in the said Dean McGuire, who lives vicinity of Silver Creek Corner adjacent to nearby East Park. continue to be wary of the “We already have enough trash impact the facility could have in this neighborhood. I don’t understand why this couldn’t on their neighborhood. Residents of the Eastside- be built away from residential Pioneers neighborhood, with areas.” With the opening of the facilhomeowners approximately a half mile away from the site, ity months away from us, it continued to express uneasi- looks like first-hand experience ness during this past month’s will tell if Silver Creek Corner neighborhood association meet- will deliver the expected cost ing. The concerns centered on savings and improvement to the the likelihood that residents of quality of life for Rochester’s Silver Creek Corner will walk chronically homeless and the through their neighborhood to rest of our citizens. get to and from downtown, per- “These people are already in haps becoming intoxicated and our community,” said Fleissner. causing trouble along the way. “Are they more likely to com-

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mit crimes while supervised or unsupervised?” Residents are scheduled to begin moving in to Silver Creek Corner on November 1st of this year. The population will build up incrementally until it reaches capacity.

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of the law states that a property can’t have a TIF district on its borders for a period of After giving consultant Mike five years, pushing the HimiBubany the green light for the lie property eligibility out to creation of a TIF (Tax Incre- 2012. ment Finance) district in the Bubany has suggested the Himilie Business Park, a glitch city use a cooperative abatein the plan has forced the city to look at other options. The business park site was formerly agricultural and was enrolled in the Green Acres Program, which allows eligible property to be taxed at an amount less than full market value. When property is sold and withdrawn from the program, taxes equal to the dif- ment with Fillmore County to ference for the current year assist in aiding developers interand two previous years, plus ested in the business park. “We deferred special assessments, can get to the same place, this must be repaid. While the taxes is just a different tool,” noted have been paid back, a portion Bubany. Using the cooperative By K irsten Zoellner

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hearing and the board set May 24th as the date. In other news, two recipients of loans from the eDA (economic Development Authority) have requested deferment on the repayment of those loans. Rushford Hypersonic has requested deferred payments on its Category 2 Business Flood Recovery Loan for an additional 12 months (February 2012) with interest continuing to accrue. Likewise, GForce Ink, LLC has requested deferment until September 2011 on their CounCilor Verne Bunke Revolving Loan due to a delay in software development. There To date, two cooperative abate- is currently no consistent policy tion, there are less reporting ments have been requested of in place to deal with deferrequirements. The paperwork the county, both of which were ments. for a TIF district has already Councilors felt the lack of a approved. Bubany went before begun, but Bubany has said it the Fillmore County Board last can be used at a future date should the city decide to do so. Tuesday to request the special See TIF DISTRICT Page 6 

arrangement, the city would defer city taxes for a period of 20 years. County taxes would be deferred for 10 years. The good news, according to Bubany, is the cooperative agreement is less costly, including special assessments. In addi-

In order to secure possible cooperation with the county, the city needs to first request a special hearing for the abatement and then be approved by the county. The county can decline to cooperate. Should that happen, the city would have to go on board.

“I made a good faith effort one year ago to find ways to reduce the city budget. To get ahead of the game, a little bit. The response was tepid, at best. Three meetings ago, I made the same request and I’ve had no response (from city departments and staff ).”

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acre parcel (now owned by the city) to be reduced from $314,000 to $87,000. The Rushford eDA Mike Bubany, David Drown and has also conditionally approved a Associates, explained at the board’s $160,000 subordinated loan. April 12 meeting a request that The plan is to construct a 26 Fillmore County participate in a room motel with parking garages cooperative tax abatement with the and a manager’s living quarters. city of Rushford for the Guardian Another obstacle has been the fact Inn motel project. that part of the original land acquiThe development of the Himlie sition was in Green Acres, which Business Park to include the Com- won’t allow a new TIF District to munity Center and motel has been be established for five years, which in the works for four long years. would be October of 2012. even The motel project poses a high risk though the 3.94 acres for the motel for the developer, Guardian Inn was tillable land and never in Green of Rushford, LLC, because of the Acres, the state still holds it to the high cost. In order to make the limitations for Green Acres. The development economically feasible, intention is to begin construction the developer wants the improved this summer. value (including assessments for The alternative plan to bring the road and utilities) of the 3.94 the price of the improved property By K aren r eisner

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Awareness Month in Olmsted County. • Shafer Contracting Company was awarded a contract for just under 2.4 million dollars for work to be done on 37th Street NW between Highways 52 and 63 in Rochester this summer. The company underbid the competition by about $100,000. • Schumacher Elevator Company was awarded a contract for just under $300,000 for freight

elevator modernization. • Key Builders narrowly outbid competitors to remodel the third and fourth floors of the government center and was awarded a contract of approximately $125,000. • The Board OK’d Olmsted County to recoup the $4 million in costs to install the steam line to University Center Rochester. The project came in at about one million less than expected. The

Board also OK’d the county’s sale of bonds for $8.7 million to fund the Elk Run interchange and the Public Safety Training Center. • County Administrator Richard Devlin announced the county’s intention to enter into the Metro Counties Technology Collaboration in an effort to share information and find best practices for county information technology. The Board unanimously gave the See CITIZENS Page 16 

Lake Shady to be remade into recreation area? By Nate L aNgworthy nate@olmstedcountyjournal.com

Last September’s record setting rainfall, caused damage that remade the landscape of much of southeastern Minnesota. Not least among local landscape changes is the gradual decision of Oronoco residents, along with State and County officials, to recast what was once Lake Shady as a passive recreational park. A group of Lake Shady stakeholders, including Oronoco residents along with city, county, and state officials have met over a dozen times since last fall in order to come up with a plan for Lake Shady. The Olmsted County Board of Commissioners voted last fall to remove the dam, which the County is responsible for, leaving the group with little option other than to look at a future postLake Shady and seeking funding to stabilize the lake bed and make it into a community asset once again. In coming weeks, the group will present the plan to the State Legislature for consideration as part of the budget-

ing process. “There’s a portion of our community that would like the lake to remain. It’s certainly it is a big loss,” said Oronoco mayor Kevin McDermott. “It’s out of our hands and now we need to make this the most appealing to the community that we can.” Stakeholders working with Bonestroo, an engineering and planning firm, developed a three phased improvement plan. The plan begins with the removal of the Lake Shady dam, for which one million dollars have already been appropriated through a State flood relief bonding bill granted last fall. The actual removal of the dam is estimated to cost a little over a quarter of that amount. Also included in the initial phase would be a remaking of the current dam area to feature gradual rapids flowing toward town. The rapids would be in place to slow the erosion of river sediment to protect the river bed and prevent excessive soil See LAKE SHADY Page 6 

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Even the dog’s name is “Porsche” By Kevin Blanchard You can tell a lot about a guy by looking inside his garage. When you look inside Jeff Boehm’s garage, you say to yourself, “He’s a Porsche guy.” If you say the word, “Porsche,” you will be greeted by a very friendly, tail wagging and sniffing chocolate lab. Boehm has been interested in cars, and in particular sports cars, for as long as he can remember. “In the mid 70s, when all of my friends were driving their Cameros and Mustangs, I was driving an MG or a Triumph.” “When I was in high school, I used to buy several VW ‘bugs’ that were not running well,” he said. “Then I would take them apart, make one good one and sell off the remaining parts.” His first Porsche was a 1970 914. “I have had several different Porsche 914s through the years and did some autocross with one years ago,” he said. His “current” Porsche is a 1976

Porsche owner, Jeff Boehm of Rochester, sits his 1976 911S. Photo by Kevin Blanchard 911S. It is a two-door, Targa top with a 2.7 liter, six-cylinder engine. His car has 165,000 miles on it and he says that it has “a super advanced engine.” The 911, made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is notable for having a rear engine and being air-cooled. It has been a favorite of enthusiasts who enjoy racing, rallying and other types of automotive competition. “When you have an old car, you are never done working on it,” Boehm said. When he bought his 911S in 2004, he disassembled it completely and stripped the paint down to the bare metal and then had the

body shop at Adamson Motors do the painting. “I used my son’s old bedroom as a parts warehouse during the process,” he said. “I took pictures of the car at each stage of the disassembly process so I could put it all back together.” Boehm has won First Place awards in 2003, 2008 and 2009 in the Street Class category for his car. He has been a member of the Porsche Club of America (pca.org) since 2000. This club, founded in 1955, has more than 100,000 members in 139 regions throughout the United States and Canada. See PORSCHE Page 30 

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The regional chapter, comprised of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is called Nord Stern (nordstern.org). This group, that celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009, has about 600 members. They get together for autocross, PCA club racing, coucours, driver education, driver training, rallying, tech sessions, touring and other social events. Boehm and his wife hosted a rally last Labor Day that attracted 40 to 50 cars from the

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Pine Island has become a hot spot for car enthusiasts near and far

Island Classics Incorporated hosts 11 car show events from May through September, attracting car enthusiasts from as far as Faribault, Hastings, and St. Paul. To see more photos of priceless vehicles full of power and showmanship, please visit www.pi-islandclassics.com. At this website, you will also find a calendar of events with dates of car shows held at Pine Island’s local Island Sports Bar & Grill. Photo provided by Island Classic Incorporated By Jason Sethre jason@olmstedcountyjournal.com If you swing into Island Sports Bar & Grill several times throughout the next five months, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some of the most unique and priceless vehicles in the area. According to Island Classics Inc., President Jerry Stofferahn, the car club was started in November 2009. Since the club was started, they have attracted as many as 45 active members coming from Pine Island, Oronoco, Mazeppa, Wanamingo, Rochester and Zumbrota. While the club typically attracts classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, they have welcomed brand new Chargers and Challengers. Stofferahn said, “We’ve parked a brand new Charger next to a classic Charger, popped the hoods and compared engines.” They’ve also seen the likes of race cars, dragsters and funny cars. The oldest vehicles displayed at their events throughout the summer come from the 1920’s. Yes, throughout the summer, Island Sports Bar & Grill will look like the line-up of the

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are extremely rare and nearly priceless vehicles because they are so authentic,” said Stofferahn. Many of the Island Classics Inc. member vehicles are award winners in area car shows, rolling away with six out of seven of the top place finishes in last year’s Preston Trout Days Classic Car Show. From a tourism standpoint, the Island Classics Inc. car club not only brings in a lot of visitors to the Island Sports Bar & Grill, but they also coordinate six hour day trips throughout the region, stopping at restaurants like the Branding Iron, in Preston, along the way. Last year, they had one tour, and this year they will host two drives. Things have gone so well that Island Classics Inc. has even attracted sponsors like Island Sports Bar & Grill. “They are a major sponsor of our club. And, we have many very generous sponsors to make this work,” shared Stofferahn. The members of Island Classics Inc. keep busy with fundraisers like their $5.00 raffle in which they will only sell 500 tickets with an opportunity for

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Probably the most interesting development Joe shared during the interview related to a new type of tire that will be hitting the streets soon. These new tires are classified as “low rolling” tires, supporting green iniatives in every aspect. Ecopia, a new Bridgstone tire, is partially constructed with postconsumer products, which makes them more environmentally friendly. In addition, these low rolling tires substantiate upwards of five percent in fuel cost savings. Joe indicated there are currently eight different sizes of these tires, with a total of 30 sizes and styles expected to be in production by the end of 2011. For more information on these tires and more, you can visit www. joesautocare.net or stop by and speak with Joe Peter at his Northwest location.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, MAY 5 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast (in honor of the 60th observance of the National Day of Prayer), 9am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rochester. Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Appointments required. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. 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. Alzheimer’s disease, lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia or related disease support meeting, 1:30-3pm, Assisi Heights Conference Center, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester. 507-289-3950. Loving Lorna Doone (Musical), Call Rochester Repertory at 507-289-1737 for more info.

FRIDAY, MAY 6 PEM International Diversity Fest, 8am-2:30pm, PEM High School Gym. 500 W. Broadway, Plainview. Free food, displays, music, dance, and more. All welcome.

Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Greeting card making and scrapbooking, 12:30-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Loving Lorna Doone (Musical), Call Rochester Repertory at 507-289-1737 for more info. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 7pm, Autumn Ridge. * SATURDAY, MAY 7 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 7:30-11am, Sammy’s Family Restaurant in Stewartville. Hosted by the Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge No. 22. 55+ Driver improvement progam, 8am-4pm, John Marshall H.S./Rochester Com. Ed, 1510 NW 14th St., Rochester. Call 1-888-234-1294 to register. Widows & Widowers of Rochester meeting, 9:15am, breakfast at 9:30. Clarion Inn South on Broadway. For more information, call 507-289-2263.* World Labyrinth Day: More than a Walk in the Park, 10:30am-12pm, Assisi Heights, Rochester. For more info, call 507-280-2195. Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Rochester Assembly of God. *

Loving Lorna Doone (Musical), Call Rochester Repertory at 507-289-1737 for more info. SUNDAY, MAY 8 Celebrate recovery, a Christian 12-step process for people with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:30pm, Hope Summit Christian Church. * MONDAY, MAY 9 Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Greeting card making and scrapbooking, 12:30-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Lena & Ole Olson come to MN presentation, 1pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. DBSA Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, 5:30-6:30pm, St. Marys Hospital, Generose Bldg., room 2-120, Sister Helen Hayes Lecture Hall. For people who live with depression or bipolar, whether they have the condition or care about someone who does.* 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, Rocheseter. CAll 507-2891795 for info. *

See advertisements in today’s Olmsted County Journal for full details of event listings highlighted in yellow. TUESDAY, MAY 10 Laughter Yoga-Can Anybody Do It? 1-2pm, Elder Network, 1130 1/2 7th St. NW, Suite 205, Rochester. Come enjoy this light-hearted presentation and rekindle the laughter in your life. No mat required! Open to the public. Silver Treads Square Dance Club, 1-3pm, Greeting card making and scrapbooking, 12:30-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Contact Charles Bysheim at 281-4455 or Pam Styder at 2812547 for more info. * Caregiver support group, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tips for coping, learning to feel satisfaction, meaning, and strength within your caregiving role. Elder Network 1130 ½ 7th St. NW, Suite 205. For more info: 285-5272. Stewartville Community Band meeting, 7pm, Stewartville High School Band Room. New members always welcome. fore more info, call Kathy at 507-533-8267. WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 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. angela@mayo.edu.* Foot Care Clinic, 9-11:30am, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter.

Appointments required. Call 507-2871404 for more info. Seasons Hospice Grief Education, Coffee get-together in Rochester, 9am-10am, Seasons Hospice House/Office. Exercise for Seniors, 9:30-10:30am, Greeting card making and scrapbooking, 12:30-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Call 507-287-1404 for more info. * Mayo Buildings-the Stories Behind the Names, 1pm, , Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. Greeting card making and scrapbooking, 12:30-3pm, Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway, Rocheseter. ACS & Elder Network Care Conversations, 7pm, Hope Lodge. 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester. For those caring for family members with cancer. Rochester Civil War Roundtable, 7pm, Olmsted county History Center, 1195 Circle Drive SW, Rochester.

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Business Service Directory ALTERATIONS

CONSTRUCTION

HANDYMAN

LAWN/LANDSCAPE

Assisted Living

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 www.seitzconstruction.us Fully Insured/Lic.#20636791

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

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 • Mowing • Raking • Garden Tilling • Hauling • Brush & Tree Trimming Call about other services! Most Lawns $17.50-$22.50 Senior Rates • Free Estimates Call Gary 281-4842 (Home) or 251-0995 (Cell)

Alteration Etc. Professional Seamstress Service • Complete Alteration Services • Specialized Repair Services • Custom Curtains, Drapes & Accessories • Original Fashion Creations Over 30 Years Experience Call Stephanie (507) 398-4229 COuntrY CArE Adult FOStEr CArE Has immediate openings... 14 years in Business Country Care is a wheelchair accessible home, family style living, works closely with physicians, skilled in medications, oxygen care, diabetic trained, catheter cares and more! A Wonderful Alternative to a Skilled Facility! Call Linda today at 507-365-8952 Or visit us at: holtcountrycare.com

AUTO

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

AUTO REPAIR

CAREFUL WORK • ECONOMY PRICES Tune-Ups, Fuel Injection Service, Brakes, Electrical Problems, Exhaust, Complete Transmission Repairs, Clutches, Front Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive Repairs, Welding, All Vehicles Joe’s Auto Service 507-289-5013 Days/Eves/Wknds Your Patronage Respected

DRYWALL K.O. DRYWALL, INC. Tape, Spray Texture, Knockdown, and install Drywall, Repairs • FREE ESTIMATES Basements • Garages • Additions Call Kerry Olson at 507-261-1419 GOLD LEVEL DRY WALL PLUS • Hanging •Taping • Texture • Mold & Stain Problems Fixed • Demo • Remodels • Finish Off Basement • Wood & Metal Framing • Cabinets • Trim Free Estimates • 32 Years Experience 507-271-1555 EVAn drYWAll • Taping Mudding • Texturing • Repair Work • Painting 10+ Years of Experience FREE Estimates • Reasonably Priced (507) 380-9005

***SPRING CLEAN-UP SPECIALS ON A BUDGET??? • Siding • Gutters • Hardwood Flooring • Painting (Interior/Exterior) • Lawncare • Landscaping • Junk Removal • Dirt/Rock/Sand Hauling • Ceramic Tile Installation • Retaining Walls • Fencing • Property Cleanouts • Remodeling YOU NAME IT...WE DO IT!!! 12 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Fully Insured • References tPr Services unlimited llC CN# 31429776 507-696-7524 (tim) thebandit3@charter.net

JUNK REMOVAL 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!

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 A&M Lawncare & Snow Removal, LLC Spring Clean-ups • Dethatching • Aerating • Fertilizing/Seeding • Brush Removal • Mowing • Weed Control Residential & Commercial FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates • 10+ yrs. Experience Call ryan (Owner/Operator) 507-272-3854

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Is your “Check Engine” light on? Need your car fixed but don’t want to spend a fortune? Shocks & Struts Starting at $300.00 Tune up’s Starting at $200.00 Brake’s Starting at $250.00 Starters, Alternators, “Check Engine” Codes “Customer Purchased” Parts Installed Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN $25.00/hr. shop rate Over 25 years in the trades Fully Insured Day, Evening, Weekend and “ON-SITE” Service Call t-n-t Auto Service Call tim (507) 696-7524 thebandit3@charter.net

BASEMENT REPAIR

BASEMENT WATER CONTROL Since 1965 Free Estimates We offer numerous solutions for wet basements, moving & cracked basement walls. • Beaver Systems • Sump Pumps • Battery Operated Sump Pumps • Under Floor Drain Tiles • Pro-Flow Systems • Hold-Rite Wall Anchors • Underground Down Spouts Locally Owned & Operated rochester: 507-281-2714 toll Free: 1-877-461-9994 www.basementwatercontrol.net

CARPET CLEANING OXI FRESH OF SE MINNESOTA Let the power of Oxygen Clean your Carpets *Fast 1 Hour Dry Time* Soft Drying with No Residue Safe for Children & Pets Pet Odor & Stain Removal Experts BUYERS GUIDE SPECIAL code BG2011 3 ROOMS FOR $89 (Individual Room Size Not To Exceed 175 sq. ft.) World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner www.oxifresh.com 529-5597 live Person

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

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)

COMPUTER/PC SUPPORT

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 Internet/Email Tutoring Hardware/Software Installation • Wired & Wireless Network Installation • Personal Education Installation Write-Ups Dave Meer 507-280-9590 Microsoft Certified • CompTIA Certified

CONSTRUCTION

WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. New Home Construction & Old Home Restoration • Additions • 3 and 4 Seasons • Garages • Decks • Porches • Patio Doors • Windows • Siding (Wood/Vinyl/Steel) • Complete Kitchen Cabinets • Counters • Bathroom (Complete) • Etc Lic#20634563 507-529-1833 Jeff

ELECTRIC SERVICE

DUNWRIGHT ELECTRIC COMPANY “When You Want It Done Right” 507-273-5719 Licensed, Bonded, Insured Quality Based Company Serving Rochester and Surrounding Communities Residential, Commercial, Industrial From New Construction to Remodels Service Panel Upgrades Lic.# CA04284

FERTILIZER/WEED CONTROL WINTERGREEN LAWN Specializing in Fertilizer & Weed Control • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Dethatching • Rock Brooming • Much More • Package Deals • Referral Packages • Weekly Lawn Mowing Fully Insured - Free Estimates “A Better Approach To Your Perfect Lawn” 507-292-9700 www.wintergreenlawn.com

FLOORING 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

GARAGE DOORS Jim Thompson’s Garage Door Company Inc. Call the Fast Service Professionals Residential • Commercial • Farm • In-home free estimates • Garage door repair and replacement Electric Opener repair and replacement. We can repair most brands. We are bonded and insured. Serving SE Minnesota www.thompsongaragedoor.com 6101 Hwy 52 North • Rochester, MN 55901 507-281-1349 When you do business with our family, you become a life long friend.

HANDYMAN Wizard Handyman • Interior and Exterior Work • Fences • Decks • Sheds • Drywall/Taping • Painting • Ceiling • Texturing • Bathrooms • Ceramic & Vinyl Tile Small Jobs Welcome • Free Estimates Fully Insured & Licensed 507-281-4091 or 358-2971 (cell) Lic#BC20512722 HANDYMAN Repair, Remodel, Replace Doors Storm Door, Patio, Windows, Garage, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, Sheds, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Decks, Steps, Fences, Additions, Finish Carpentry, Landscaping, Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff 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: jwink977@hotmail.com

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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: Junk_it_removal@yahoo.com www.Junk-it-Removal.com Visa/Mastercard/Discover

LAWN/LANDSCAPE MINNESOTA OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE Residential & Commercial Accounts Serviced • Mowing & Trimming • Fertilization • Weed Control • Core Aeration • Edging • Seeding • Total Kill • Shrub Trimming • Spring & Fall Cleanup • Brush Cutting • Mulch Installed • Gutter Cleaning • Snow Plowing • Ice Melt Applied/Delivered Seasonal Service or As Needed Licensed/Insured/Dependable/Competitive Prices Free Estimates & Personal Service Please Call 208-2778 M.O.M. A Name You Can Depend On BOOK EARLY! MOWING & TRIMMING: Jobs starting at $20 and up. Residential 30 years in business in this area! We aim to please. Plenty of references. Fully Insured. Honest, Trustworthy & Reliable! We also do SnOW REMOVAL of sidewalks, driveways & steps Call Doug at 507-259-9069 GREG’S LAWN CARE & SNOWPLOWING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL SPRING 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

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 mooreslawnservice@charter.net 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 GIT Jim Lawn Reasonable Prices with a Professional Touch! • Residential & Commercial • Mowing & Trimming • Brush Removal • Tree & Shrub Trimming • Raking • Dethatching • Aerating • Spring & Fall Clean-up • Power Raking FREE ESTIMATES Whatever you need, GIT JIM! 507-951-8966 Jim Pierce ABE’S OUTDOOR SERVICES, LLC Residential & Commercial Spring Clean-ups Mowing • Trimming • Aeration • Dethatching • Edging • Bush & Tree Trimming • Fertilizing 20 Years Experience • Licensed/Fully Insured Owner Operator FREE Estimates 507-990-9009 (Paul) 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

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 Bootright DaBoaty@gmail.com

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 matt@andersonlandscapemanagement.com MNLA Certified, AS Landscape Horticulture, Insured

D.C. Cement Work & Home Repair • Driveway • Sidewalk • Patios • Basements • Form Digging & Pouring • FREE Estimates - Fully Insured 507-358-0551 or 507-261-7285

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)

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 10 Year Advertiser of Buyer’s Guide www.FranksPaintingOnline.com

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Hospital bed with side rails; Invacare model 5000, electric, used very little. $675./obo 507-529-1457. s4/27tfn

Eisenhower Dollars ($2/ea). Monroe pictures, 100 plastic buckets, art books, blankets, bed frames, vacuum, poster book, 450 oil paintings, bar stool, flower pots, small dresser, toolbox, ladder, stretcher board, wooden shoes, camera, Tiffany Lamps, Arizona magazine. 507-282-3011. s27-12/28

Lionel Train Collection 1950’s, O-gauge, 2 locomotives, 10 cars, KW190 transformer, switches & track. Package deal $2500. value Asking $1000. 507529-1457. tfn

Mulit-Family Sale! May 5th-7th, 8am-3pm 2815 Kenosha LN. NW/ Rochester. Furniture, lots of kids items, toys, household items, etc. Bake Sale during sale!

3 Family Sale! Fri. May 6th, 8am4pm, Sat. May 7th, 9am-1pm. 1446-1450 Damon Ct. SE, 1451 Durand Ct. SE. Furniture, housewares, books, clothes and misc. (4th St. & 15th Ave. SE).5/4

Health Club quality dumbbells. 105’s, 110’s. Break-down possible. 507272-9560 leave message. Pv5/4-5/18

Retired Treasures & Furniture Sale! Bethel Lutheran Church. 810 3rd Ave. SE. Thurs. May 5th. 7:30am-2pm. Bag sale 2:15-4pm. Gigantic, well organized, semi-annual. Morning: Coffee, rolls, pie, BBQ lunch. 5/4.

Mothers of Multiples used Clothing & Equipment Sale! Sat. May 7th, 8am1pm Olmsted County Fairgrounds bldg #40

Sundancer Electric Scooter; New Condition, Detachable front basket, 38” Turning radius, maximum weight of 300lbs. Purchased for $2500. Asking $1200. 507-289-8409. s4/27-5/4 Roland EP760 digital piano; standing carrying case with wheels. Paid $950. will sell for $325. 507-289-3069. s27tfn 44”h x 3”w steel spoke iron rimmed hay rake wheels. $110/pr. 507-495-3104. s27tfn Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. New $100. asking $50/obo. 507-289-8175. s27tfn STEEL BUILDING: 6 only 20x20, 25x30, 30x38, 40x54, 45x72, 60x140. Must move now! Selling for balance owned. Still Crated/Free Delivery! 1-800-211-9592 x244. 4/27-5/11

Santa Bears! 1985-2000. (2000 has Mr. & Mrs. Santa Bears). Like new, never been played with. $650/set. 507288-1591. s27-6/15 Waste Oil Shop Heater. No filtering required, smokeless, NEW 100,000 BTU. $700. 507-288-5822. s27-8/3 Pianos, Digital Pianos, Church Organ – New, Used, Sales & Service – Call DEWEY KRUGER MUSIC, Northwood, IA, 641-324-1300, 800933-5830. 3w41311. s27,4,11 For Sale; 2 burial plots, Grandview Memorial Gardens. $1000./both 507536-7452.g s27tfn

4 complete custom fishing outfits (rod, reel, line) 6’0 M-MH casting, 6’2 M-ML casting; 6’6 M-ML spinning; 6’5 M-ML casting. Please call 507-272-9560 leave message. Pv5/4-5/18

GARAGE SALES GIGANTIC GARAGE & BAKE SALE!. Rain or Shine! Oasis Church/Rochester. 1815 38th St. NW. Fri. May 6, 9am-1pm. Books, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, kids items, household, sports equipment, tools…and more! All proceeds benefit Belize Food Shelf & Camp Victory scholarships.5/4

Schaeffer Academy’s Annual Parent Volunteer Garage Sale SAturdAy, MAy 7, 7:30am-12 Noon ScHAeffer AcAdeMy 2700 Schaeffer Lane NE, Rochester North of Viola Road & east of E. Circle Drive.

Craft & Household Items, DVDs, Games, Children’s Items & Clothing, Books, Videos

Bag Sale/Half Price Sale @ 11am

Huge sale with something for everyone!! Baby to Adult clothes, equipment, toys, household goods, bake sale and much, much, more!! Contact : lindner61@charter.net or www.somnmoms. org. 5/4 DOVER GARAGE SALE! City Wide Garage Sale. Sat. May 7, 7am-1pm. Refreshments will be for sale by the Dover Methodist Church at the Fire Hall.5/4 Garage sale! 101 13th Ave. Fri and Sat. May 6 and 7, 7am-6pm. Collectibles, crystal and much more! g4

Cash Only, Please

Business Service Directory PAINTING

JOHN AUSTIN PAINTING Quality Interior/Exterior Special 3 Rooms for $275 (Paint not Included) Offer Expires 05/31/2011 24 Years Experience • References • Insured • Free Estimates 507-269-0166 • 507-292-6361

PAINTING & dEcORATING SPECHT PAINTING & DECORATING • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Professional & Reliable • 26 Years Experience • Painting & Staining • Interior & Exterior • Drywall Finishing • Wall & Ceiling Texturing • Application of All Wallcoverings & Borders • Decorative Finishing • Power Washing • Fully Insured For a FREE ESTIMATE call 507-271-3373 DARRELL’S PAINTING 30 DAY SPECIAL!!! Home outstide painting. Power Wash Outside Interior/Exterior painting (2 coats) • Insured • 38 Years Experience • FREE Estimates • Reasonable Rates NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!! 507-358-6979 (Cell)

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

PEST cONTROL

Bothered By Buggie Creatures? If it bugs you, it bugs us! Let us take care of them for you! Ants, Spiders, Flies, Box Elders, Beetles, Mice, Etc. If it bugs you, call us! Absolute Pest Elimination, LLC 877-707-8200 or 507-292-1843 (Paul) www.absolutepestelimination.com

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 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR OVER 30 YEARS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • Automatic Lawn Sprinkler Systems • All Plumbing Repairs & Service • Drain Cleaning • Water Heaters • Sump • Garbage Disposal • Remodeling • Electric Pump Thawing • Automatic Water Softeners • Specialty Plumbing Fixtures GANDER PLUMBING AND HEATING 507-282-7540 www.ganderplumbing.com Lic# 3044M

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 - purrierscrap@hotmail.com Will Pay up to $200 for whole vehicle

REMOdELING & REPAIR WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds • Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps • Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry • Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion • Landscaping • Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 Artisan Construction and Remodeling Inc. Quality Craftsmanship Doors - Windows - Siding - Roofing Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Basement Finishing - Decks - Porches Drywall - Structural Repairs - Garages - Concrete Work Cabinet Installation - Built-Ins - Finish Carpentry Tile/Carpet/Hardwood/vinyl Flooring Licensed and Insured 507-993-1446 Lic.#20635270

REMOdELING & REPAIR

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: encore.design@live.com

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 www.stevegentryconstruction.comLic.#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

SHARPENING SERVIcES

Gramstad/Stevenson SHARPENING SERVICES • Carbide & Steel Saw Blades • Chain Saws • Cutters • Router Bits • Hole Saws • Drill Bits • Reel Mowers • Miltrap Bits • Garden & Yard Tools • Knives, Scissors, Clippers, Planers, Chippers, Paper Knives Over 40 Years Experience! WE SHARPEN EVERYTHING THAT CUTS! 507-269-9601 (Dave) • 507-289-5202 (Selmer)

SHEETROcK/dRYWALL

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

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 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

SOFTENERS/BOTTLEd WATER

ECOWATER SYSTEMS visit us At Our New Location At Rochester Market Square For Your Water Softener & Bottled Water Needs Call For Rochester 252-1946 or 1-866-776-0491

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

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

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 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

www.ryan-ws.com • ryan@ryan-ws.com Hwy 52 North, Rochester, MN 55903 Lic.#0008077 WETZSTEIN CONSTRUCTION, LLC.

Repair • Remodel • Replace Doors Storm Door • Patio • Windows • Garage Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Sheds Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Decks • Steps Fences • Additions • Finish Carpentry Old Home Restoration/New Home Completion Landscaping • Licensed & Insured 507-529-1833 - Jeff Lic#20634563 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 Bob’s Construction, Inc. “JUST CALL BOB’S” For over 51 years Bob’s Construction has been the Rochester Area’s Preferred Exterior Contractor. Windows: Bays, Bows, Double Hungs, Casements Siding: Steel, vinyl, Cement Board Roofing: Asphalt, Rubber, Metal Doors: Steel, Fiberglass, Entry, Sliding, Garden Professional Installation - Friendly Service The Right Choice Starts with the Right Company! Bob’s Construction, Inc. 4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester, MN 55904 507-288-8379 www.bobs-construction.com Lic.# 004842 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

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: www.millworkplus.com 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: mpi@millworkplus.com


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REAL ESTATE

FOR RENT

ANTIQUES

SERVICES

VANS, 4WD & PICKUPS

Wooded lots for sale: 154’ deep x 100’ wide, Marion Rd., turn right, 25th St. SE, assessments paid, financing available at 5%, $19,900. 507-285-1984 or 320-226-5416.4/27-5/18

Downstairs newly remodeled 5 room apt. in Rochester Tri-plex, off street parking, $575./month. 507-7532258 or 507-251-1687. r4/27-5/4

Chair Caning, Rush and Reed weaving. Call evenings. 507-285-9936. a4/277/6

AAA DECK BUILDING; Build, repair and remodel. 30 years experience. Call for free estimate. 507-951-8215.5/4

Do your Antiques need a new home? Pottery Place Antiques is looking for quality consignments Purchasing optional. 507-202-5696 or potteryplaceantiques. com. a27

Baseball/Softball glove repair. Quality Work –25 years experience. 507272-9560 leave message. Pv5/4-5/18.

1998 Jeep Cherokee; Red, 4x4, A/C, PW,PL remote starter, new tires, brakes, well maintained, only 109K, $4,500./ obo. Must See! 507-271-7836. pu20

Split level 3BD, 2BA in Elton Hills area; 1 car garage, large fenced in backyard. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, updated kitchen & bath, finished lower level, deck, new A/C & gutters, broker incentive. $159,900. 507-288-6148. e27tfn 1-owner! 1999 4BD, 2BA, gas FP, 2-car attached garage. 5815 47th Ave. NW, Rochester. Landscaped, great neighborhood, quiet street, 2 blocks from City Park and Douglas Trail; Close to IBM and Mayo; convenient to shopping, school, parks, trails; easy access to 52 and 22. Bay window, 10’x18’ covered front porch, 12’x12’ deck w/stairs. 2 master BD each with his/her closets, with direct access to full bathrooms. Oak trim throughout, open design, foyer, vaulted ceiling, living room, dining area, ceiling fan, patio door to deck, modern kitchen with central island, pantry, outside vented fan. Beautiful double-tiered gas fireplace, huge 24’x15’ family and media room with 12 dimmable track lights. Cable and phone lines in all bedrooms, family room and living room. Big linen closet. Builder finished basement; never leak. All appliances included; water softener AC, washer/dryer, smooth top stove, dishwasher, side-by-side, refrigerator w/ ice maker. Http://www.wanglab.comfor more information. $179,000./obo. Pay buyers closing cost up to $3000. Buyer agent welcome. Immediate possession. Open house Fri 4-6 Sat. 10-3 or by appointment. Contact 1-800-880-9916 or send email: house@wanglab.com.tfn FSBO: 1BD home with Sunroom (possible 2BD), full basement (finishable), 1 car garage, large fenced yard. Fresh paint, new carpet, new refrig/stove/AC/ hot water heater, furnace 5 years old, soft water stays. Great starter home or single person! $68,900./obo 507-2869178. Mike. tfn FSBO: NW 5BD, 3BA, split entry home on 2 ½ acres. Fireplace, new shingles, vinyl siding, 4 car garage, close to Rochester, horses ok. $281,900. 507288-7327.tfn

Large mobile home lot in small court $150./month. Call 507-753-2258 or 507-251-1687. 27,4,11 AVAILABLE NOW! 2 BD apt for rent in Stewartville. 1BA, dishwasher, kitchen & living room NP, NS 1 month deposit. Call Linda for information. 507-2720684.5/4 Kasson: Great Senior Community! Clean 1BD, elevator, community room, on-site laundry, off street parking, many units recently updated. $571. income based. Equal Opportunity Housing. (62+ , Handicapped/Disabled) 507-634-4188 507-271-7747.4/27 Downstairs newly remodeled 5 room apt. in Rochester Tri-plex, off street parking, $575./month. 507-7532258 or 507-251-1687.4/27-5/4 Mobile home for rent: 1997 Skyline; 2BD, 1BA. This is a beautiful, well maintained home with neutral décor. The skylights and lots of windows give the home a very open bright feel. There is a center island in the kitchen and still plenty of room for a dining room table. There is a deck and good size garden shed. The lot rent is $285./ month and includes garbage, sewer/ water, a seasonal pool and community room. Background and credit check are required. Financing available with good credit and 20% down. Asking price is $19,900. For more information or to view this home, contact Diane Whalen at 507-202-1381.5/4-5/25

APPLIANCES Kitchen Appliances: Whirlpool Stove & Fridge, very good condition. Comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507-259-4868. a27tfn-

Early 1880’s single bottom horse drawn walk behind plow; Oak handles & frame, 9ft. long, w/cast furrow wheel, excellent condition, always stored inside. $250. 507-495-3104. a4/27tfn Antiques ORONOCO: You really need to stop and see the selection of fine antiques we carry. Furniture, toys, advertising, post cards, dishes, books and more. All areas of antiques. NOW BUYING: Advertising most types of old advertising signs. Porcelain or painted or paper. On Hwy 52 north west side Oronoco. 507-367-2220.4/27 Antique Show/Flea Market: Gold Rush Olmsted Co. Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN. May 13, 14, 15th, 11 bldgs. Open 8am-6pm. Dealers Wanted. 507-2691473. FREE Admission. Parking $5. 4/27-5/11 FLEA MARKET OWATONNA ARMORY. 2323 West Bridge St. Sat. May 7th, 9am-4pm. Admission $1 with ad. CNC Promotions. 507-351-9440.

SPORTING GOODS Belgium Browning A-5 12 gauge. Very good condition. $385. 507-2897799. tfn 300 Rem Ultra Mag, Remington 700; stainless, black, synthetic stock, Leupold Veri-x III scope. New condition w/extras. $825. 507-951-7757.tfn Remington 1100; 16 gauge. New in box $640. 507-289-7799. sg27tfn

Newer Kenmore washer & dryer $375/pr. Exc/cond, comes with warranty & possible drop off (local only). 507259-4868.a27tfn

Ithaca side by side 12ga. Bird gun; black chrome, silver and walnut. Modified and full $700. 507-254-1463.g sg27tfn

85 acre farm Trout/Horses, 160 acres, 278 acres. Buyers want land. Wisconsin MinnesotaRealEstate.com 507-724-8687 or rogerjohnson@auctionfarmland.com

GE Washer $75. GE Natual Gas Dryer $175. Both, good condition, can deliver locally only! 507-208-0742. 5/4-5/11

LAKE PEPIN. $69,900 W/DOCK 5 private acres at end of road overlooking 25,000 acre Lake Pepin; 1 hour drive. Thousand Lakes Realty, Inc. 866-6674460. www.1000lakes.com

REAL ESTATE

(SILVER LAKE BOAT AND BIKE RENTALS) Equipment for rent. Paddleboats, bikes, kayaks, canoes, trolling motors. Open April 1st- Oct. 1st. 507-261-9049, www.silverlakefun.com 4/27-7/6

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the Fair Housing Act .

MELS GOLF CARTS-NEW! Yamaha gas golf carts! (new carts will have a price increase) Also, other new models & over 50 used carts. Will take trades. Finance available for qualified buyers. Stop & shop at 132 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, MN Call 507-438-2705.au5/4-5/18.

FARM NEW OFFERING 13 ACRE ORGANIC FARM. $39,900 – More Acreage Available. Four Rivers Realty, Inc. 866897-4857. www.4rivers.com. 4/27

REAL ESTATE GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

BUY NEW MANUFACTURED HOMES AT USED PRICES! Largest display of modular and manufactured homes in the area. New homes arrive weekly.

At Winona Homes we offer the highest quality homes at the lowest price GUARANTEED! We Can Complete Your Home From Start to Finish!

SEE ALL OUR SPECIALS AT www.winonahomesinc.com MN Dealers license #: MD1736 MN Contractors license #: 7844 MN Manufactured Home Installer’s #: 9404 WI Manufactured and Dwelling Contractor #: 646538

Attention: Furniture MOVED, JUNK/BRUSH HAULED … Gutters/ Windows cleaning, Pruning, puttying, painting Weeding, tree cutting, Mowing and edging. Free estimates. Dependable, Quality workmanship. Douglas. 507282-3011. v4/27-12/28 Housecleaning: Affordable, honest, reliable, insured and Experienced. References available. Schedule monthly, weekly, bi-weekly or as needed. Please call Laura at L.A.M. Services.507-319-1559. v4/27-5/11 Looking for house cleaning? I have several openings, that are weekly, biweekly and monthly. Ten years experience and with good references. Call Becky 507-289-5002.5/4-5/25 Have Openings To Clean Your Home. 13 Years Experience. Have References! Honest & Dependable! Call Deb 507-273-3314 leave message. Rochester Area Only.

1994 ¾ ton Chevy; Reg. cab, 5spd., new tires. 92K, 1.5 inch suspension lift, dual exhaust. $5,200./obo. Call Luke 507-421-2586.sc. p 1995 GMC C6500 Van Truck; 16ft enclosed box, new lift gate, 198,851 miles, runs good. Asking $11k FIRM. Call 507-990-1268. v27-6/9 2006 Deck slider; Fits and 8’ft. box. Excellent condition, used less than 5000 miles. $495./New asking/$250. 507-2544911. p4/27tfn 2006 Top of the line Fiberglass Topper; 8’ft. box, excellent condition, used less than 500 miles. $2500./new Asking/$500. 507-254-4911. p27tfn 2002 Geo Tracker; 4dr., 4cyl., AT, 4x4, $3,895. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4 2003 Pontiac Montana Van; V6, AT, loaded, $3,895. Arrow Motors 507-2894747.5/4 2002 Ford Explorer; 4dr, 4x4, 3rd seat, $5,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4 2000 Chevy S-10; Ext. cab, V6, AT, $2,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4

FURNITURE OAK CURIO CABINET, glass shelves w/light. $300/obo. NEW, never used. Moving, must sell! 507-202-4963. s2710/11 Large Oak entertainment stand w/ doors & drawers from Quality Woods. Asking $200. 507-440-1369. (Rochester Area). s27tfn Oak Dining set: round pedestal table w/4 chairs. Paid $400. Asking $150. 507440-1369. (Roch area). s27 Top quality Master Craft queen sleeper sofa bed; 6 years old, new condition. Fabric: gray/blue/tan. $1300 new. Asking $325. Stewartville. 623-5121742. s27tfn Beautiful antique victorian sofa done in a soft burgundy. $250/obo. 507-7654788 or 507-251-0621. f20,27, 4- x Bookcase; $200. 70x31 1/2x 14, 5 adjustable shelves, cherry finish, perfect condition. (Rochester Area) 952-8181526. f27tfn

BOATS & ACC. 28hp Marine-R outboard motor; Excellent condition $550./obo 507358-2504.tfn 1997 Northwood Pro 16; 40hp, Shorelander trailer, console steering, electric troll, anchor mate, many extras. Asking $5,300. 507-282-3469. tfn Fiberglass Lund boat; Tri hull, 35hp Evinrude w/steering wheel and controls, new tires and bearings on trailer, runs great! $1000./obo 507250-0316.tfn 1974 15 ½ ft. Fiberglass v-hull, open bow runabout, 50hp Evinrude, steering console, depth finder, swivel seats. Cheap family fun. $1500. 507252-9678. tfn 14’ Lowe boat and trailer with 18hp Johnson. Good condition. $12,500./obo. 507-273-7960 5/4-8/10 Forester 15’ tri-haul, walk thru window, 65HP Mercury, 2 tanks and trailer $1650./obo 507-273-7960 5/48/10

2009 Town & Country; Stow N’ Go. $13,900. Arrow Motors. 507-2894747.5/4 2003 Pontiac Aztek Van; V6, At, 136K, $5,695. Arrow Motors 507-2894747.5/4 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LS; 4dr, 4x4, $6,495. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4 2000 Honda Odyssey Van; $4,495. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4 1999 Chevy Blazer; 4dr., 130K, $3,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4 2000 Jeep Cherokee; 4dr,. 6cyl., AT, 4x4, $3,695. Arrow Motors 507-2894747.5/4 1998 Ford F-150; $500 down, Bad credit, ok. WE finance everyone! Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5157.5/4 2001 Lincoln Navigator; $500 down. Bankruptcy ok. We finance everyone! Call Gregg today! Zumbrota Ford 507732-5127.5/4 2004 Ford Explorer; $500 down. Guaranteed loan approval. Drive home today! Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507732-5127.5/4 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee; $500 down, Bad credit? We finance everyone! Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4 2002 Dodge Durango; $500. down, guaranteed loan approval. We finance everyone! Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4 2000 Ford Expedition; 4500 down. WE finance all credit Good, Bad, Ugly! Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4 1989 ½ ton Chevy pickup 4WD, with Western Uni-mount Pro-plow, 7 ½ ft power angle. Runs good, automatic. $2,895./obo 507-259-9069. 5/4-8/10

AUTO PARTS Heavy Duty Trailer; 4’x8’x1’9” deep $500. 507-288-9167. ap27tfn Door latch assembly for a roll up door for trailers, straight trucks. NEW, never used. Reg. $100. asking $50./obo. 507-289-8175. ap4/27tfn


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WANTED

CARS

Recently in Minnesota, big ad motel buyers were trying to buy gold and silver for 30%-40% less than Kuehl’s Coins. Compare prices! 507-235-3886. au. w4/27-5/4

2007 PT Cruiser; Touring edition, 52,000 miles, loaded, A/C, AT, C/D, PW, power locks, pale yellow, excellent condition. $6,500. 507-536-4114. a

Wanted: Used or Non-running Vehicles, fair prices, cash pay outs. 507269-2092. w4/27-5/4 Wanted: Coins- Gold & Silver. Local collector, NOT a dealer. Cash Paid. 507-271-5088. w20 $$ Paying $$ Cash; $150. and up for your junk vehicles. Cars, trucks & vans 507-206-9179.4/27-5/25

1995 Dodge Spirit; 4dr., 6cyl., auto, $875. 507-273-7960. c4/27tfn 1999 Olds Intrigue; 4dr., white, some transmission problem $850. 507-2737960. ctfn 1990 Buick; 4dr., 6cyl., AT, A/C, cruise, all power, cass/radio, new tires & battery, 25/30MPG, uses no oil, $800./obo 507280-9577. ctfn 2001 Mitsubishi Galant; 4dr,. V6, AT, $2,995. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4

PETS

2002 Ford Taurus; 4dr., V6, AT, loaded, $2,795. Arrow Motors 507-289-4747.5/4

For Sale: 6-month-old german shepherd. Recently spayed and all shots. Pure bred but no papers. Very friendly. $300. Call 507-259-8201 anytime. s4,x

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix; $500 down. Bad credit? We can help everyone. Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4

REC. VEHICLES 2000 Honda CBR 600 F4; black/ orange, new tires, chain, very well maintained, includes, helmet, jacket, gloves, $15, 700 miles. Must See! $3900/obo. 507-271-7836. 27tfn 2000 Polaris 4-wheeler. Sportsman 335, 400 miles, plow and wench included, just like new. $3000/obo. 507-2892994. 27-8/3 2010 Adley Scooter, 49cc, blue, like new. $1300/obo. 507-696-1044. 27-6/15 1987 Yamaha snowmobile, good condition, runs, hand warmers $850/obo. 507273-7960. 27-7/27 1999 Ski-doo: hand warmers, runs. $1100/obo. 507-273-7960. 27-5/11 For Sale: 2008 Outback Fiberglass 30 ½ travel trailer. Quad bunks in the back, queen bedroom up front. Sleeps 8, 1 large slide. Exc/cond. 507-583-7096. g41311. rv13 Roketa Motor Scooter; Tahiti model 150cc, silver & blue, runs good, up to 55MPH. $600./obo. 507-282-2372.g rv27tfn 2007 Starlite: Mother & daughter selling: 2007 Starlite 31’ with slide out. Kids bunk bed, queen bed, table and couch makes into a bed. Pans, dishes, utensils included. $13,500. 507-2892466. Evenings. rv27,4,11,18

2004 Dodge Intrepid; $500 down. Bad credit not a problem. Guaranteed approval. Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507732-5127.5/4 2005 Kia Sedona; $500 down. Credit problems? Not here! You are approved! Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4 2006 Chevy Equinox, Silver, 104K, $9,100; 2003 Yamaha V-Max, 84,000 miles, excellent condition, $6,000.; 2007 250 Honda Rebel, 880 miles, $2700. 507263-8138 or 651-442-0491. Jim 5/4 1997 Chevy K1500; $500 down. Bad credit ok! Drive away today! Call Gregg Zumbrota Ford 507-732-5127.5/4 $$ Paying $$ Cash for your junk vehicles. Cars, trucks, and vans. Starting at $100 and up! Will pick up, 507-206-9179 4/27-5/25 1998 Chevy Malibu LS; full power, good gas mileage, must see! Only $3,500./obo 507-951-1164. 4/27-8/3

LAWN & GARDEN Cub Cadet riding mower, 200 hours use, like new condition. Series 1525. $1,100. 507-282-2228.pv5/4-5/11 3 bag power flow bagger unit. Fits 54” John Deere mower deck. Good shape. $1100. 507-990-1459. l27-6/22 BOOK EARLY! MOWING/TRIMMING Jobs starting at $20. and up Residential 31 years experience. References, fully insured, Trustworthy and reliable. Call Doug at 507-259-9069.tfn. l4/27tfn Affordable lawn mowing. No job too big or too small. Free estimates. Call 507-951-6082 or 507-259-6515.. l4/27 Will do lawn mowing, minor tree & hedge trimming, cleaning basements, garages, hauling away and other odd jobs. Call Glenn 507-282-1563 or 507-4219823.5/4-5/25 M-N-M Greenhouse 3246 430th St., Riceville, IA. 1 ½ miles North of Riceville, 12 miles South of LeRoy, MN. Signs on Walnut and Addison Ave. (T62 & T68). Hanging Baskets, Patio Pots, Pansys, Violas, Succulents, Clematis, Vegetables, Wide Variety of Annuals. Very competitive pricing. More greenhouses in the area, we’ll give you directions. Bring a friend and enjoy a day in the country!l20-6/8

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BUSINESS OPP. WORK FROM HOME! Put your faith first, family second with an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-270-6190. AVAILABLE: Historic Family-Owned Restaurant. 15 miles from Rochester. Sales @ $2.5 Million. Lowell Webster. Calhoun Companies. 952-831-3300.5/4 POWER SPORTS & MARINE Sales @ 4 Million-Boats-ATV-Watercraft. Price Reduced. Mr. Webster. Calhoun Companies. 952-831-3300.5/4

EMPLOYMENT WORK FROM HOME! Put your faith first, family second with an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-270-6190. h6 CDL Drivers Wanted: Experience necessary, paid by the load. Full or Part-time. Call VERN’S TRUCKING 507-2564400 or Fax 507-256-4502.au. h4/275/4 Diesel Mechanic Wanted: Experience required. Salary negotiable. Full time & Part time. Flexible hours. Call VERN’S TRUCKING 507-2564400 or 507-256-4502. h4/27-5/4 NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500. weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485.h4/27-5/4 WORKWANTED: Professional Class-A truck driver, with clean driving record and 33 years experience, seeking high paying, full-time employment with all the benefits. Also have experience driving heavy equipment; construction loaders, etc. Caterpillars, taking out the woods in order to plant more crops. Farm and fertilizer equipment and more. Just call Jesse and please leave a message. Thank you!507-271-4295. Drivers Wanted! Great Pay & Miles $1500 Safety Incentive Sign-on & Referral Bonus Available. 1 Yr Exp. Required 800-328-7224 Lawrencetrans. com. aa5/4-5/11 Looking for a rewarding and fun atmosphere? Riverside on the Root in Lanesboro is seeking experienced line and outdoor grill cooks, servers and bus/prep for the 2011 season. Contact Mike or Julie at (507) 467-3663 or email resume to rro@acegroup.cc.. h2- o

NOTICES COMMUNITY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP. Help yourself become a Better educated HOMEBUYER. The Community Housing Partnership announces the next monthly class: Thurs/Tues evening May 12, 17 & 19, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. These Classes will help individuals gain a step by step understanding of the home buying process. Special assistance programs that make home ownership more affordable will be explained. Advanced registration is required, a $25 fee is charged please call 507-282-7529. 4/27-5/11 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser @ Sammy’s Family Restaurant in Stewartville Sat. 5/7, 7:30am-11am. 6./ adults, $4./child 10 & under. Proceeds benefit: Local Masonic Charities. Austin’s Humane Society has a wide variety of animals available for adoption. Browse photos & descriptions at www.mowercountyhumanesociety.org. 5/4

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2010 Chevy Aveo 2LT, 4dr, 14,000 miles, factory warranty, 4 cycle, “great gas mileage,” keyless entry, CD .................................. NOW ONLY $10,995 2010 Buick Lucerne CXL, 4 dr, 29,000 miles, heated leather, long factory warranty, buckets .............................. NOW ONLY $22,195 2010 Chevy 1/2 Crew-Cab Pickup LT, 4x4, 4 dr, Z-71, (1-Owner) 24,000 miles, Factory Warranty, remote start ................... NOW ONLY $26,495 2010 Pontiac G-6, 4 dr., 33,000 miles, factory warranty, “Great Gas Mileage” ............................................ NOW ONLY $13,295 2008 BMW X3, AWD, NAV, heated leather, sunroof, (1-Owner), loaded ................................................ NOW ONLY $23,495 2008 Ford F250, ext.-cab, 4x4, (1-Owner), V-10, 32,000 miles, factory warranty.............................. NOW ONLY $23,495 2008 Ford F150, Reg Cab STX, 4x4, (1-Owner), 59,000 miles, 4.6, V8 ................................................................. NOW ONLY $15,995 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 4 Dr., 52,000 miles, Fac. Warr., Remote Start ........................................................ NOW ONLY $11,995 2007 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 4x4, sunroof, CD, 48,000 miles ......................................................... NOW ONLY $16,495 2007 Pontiac G-6, Hard-top Convertible, 2 dr, (1-Owner), 19,000 miles, heated leather, factory warranty ........................... NOW ONLY $17,495 2007 Mini Cooper S, 2 dr, heated leather, sunroof, new tires, 56,000 miles ........................... NOW ONLY $16,995 2006 Chevy Impala LT, 4 dr, (1-Owner), 51,000 miles, remote start, “Great Gas Mileage”........................ NOW ONLY $10,995 2006 Chevy 1/2 Ton Reg Cab, 4x2, (1-Owner), Only 7,000 miles, V6, Tilt, Cruise, A/C ........................................................... NOW ONLY $13,995 2005 Chevy 1/2 Ton, Ext.-Cab Work Truck, 4x4, local trade, 4.8 V-8, good tires .............................. NOW ONLY $12,495 2004 Lincoln Sport LS, NAV, 3.9 V-8, leather, 91,000 miles ........................................................... NOW ONLY $7,995 2004 Chevy HD, 3/4 Ton, Ext.Cab, 4x4, Diesel, Local Trade, New Tires, 98,000 miles ....................................... NOW ONLY $18,995 2004 Chevy Tahoe LS, 4 Dr., 4x4, DVD, 3rd Row Seat, Custom Wheels .................................................... NOW ONLY $12,995 2003 Chevy 3/4 Ton Extended 4x4, local trade, 106,000 miles ....................................................... NOW ONLY $12,995 2003 Ford F350 Crew Cab Flatbed, 4x2, “diesel,” only 50,000 miles ................................................ NOW ONLY $17,995 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 4x4, 5.9L, “Sport” .. NOW ONLY $4,995 2000 Cadillac DeVille, 4 dr, only 69,000 miles, leather, 10 disc CD .............................................................. NOW ONLY $6,995 2000 Ford Ranger Ext Cab, Step Side, 4x4, New Tires,

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