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Fisherman drowns in Sturgeon Lake STAFF REPORT NEWS@PINECITYMN.COM

A Moose Lake man drowned while on a fishing trip on Sturgeon Lake this past Saturday. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 7, at 4:24 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call telling them that a person had gone missing in the waters of Sturgeon Lake. The missing man was John Fanning, 28, of Moose Lake.

Witnesses report that Fanning had been fishing from a boat, and jumped into the lake while attempting to recover his friend’s hat from the water. Fanning was described as having trouble in the water, and then went missing under the surface. Pine County Sheriff’s Office deputies and first responders from Sturgeon Lake and Moose Lake fire departments responded to the scene. Additional resources from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as well as St.

Louis County Rescue Squad were called in. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, searchers worked until around 2 a.m. Sunday morning before clearing from the lake. Personnel were back on the water and resumed the search at around 8 on July 8, including divers from the Stacy Lent Fire Department. The sheriff’s office warned boaters to stay away from the marked area near Sturgeon Island to protect the divers. Fanning’s family and friends also

joined in the search, combing the lake and shoreline for any signs of the missing man. On July 9 at around 4:40 p.m., rescue personnel searching Sturgeon Lake recovered the body of the missing boater. In their press release announcing the resolution of the search, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office offered thanks for all the agencies and individuals who assisted in the search for Fanning and condolences to his family.

Local performers excited to share ‘Shrek: The Musical’ BY MIKE GAINOR EDITOR@PINECITYMN.COM

A very large, very green and very famous ogre is making his way toward the stage of the Pine City High School Auditorium, and bringing a host of other fairy-tale creatures in tow. The Pine City Heritage Players will be presenting “Shrek: The Musical” on Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, July 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – and members of the cast can hardly contain their excitement about performing the Broadway musical version of the family-favorite film. “It’s a great family show,” said Zach Fluegel, who plays Shrek’s best friend Donkey in the show. “Everybody’s seen ‘Shrek.’ I grew up watching the movie and then I found the musical, and that was just 10 times better. “Shrek is an ogre,” explained Calvin Cheney, who plays the Big Bad Wolf. “He lives in a swamp by himself. One day a whole bunch of fairy-tale creatures are sent to live there. He goes out to rectify this because he wants to be alone.” Shrek then meets Donkey and is sent to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona by the obnoxious and over-compensating Lord Farquaad. “Not only is it a fun story with great, great music – it has a deep meaning, telling anybody who has any misfit characteristic to accept it, be themselves, and eventually they’ll find people who accept them for who they are,” Cheney said. Rachel Bigelow, who plays Fiona, changed from blonde to bright red to get into character for the show. “I dyed my hair,” Bigelow said, laughing. “I commit. With all the movement that’s going on – at one point I do cartwheel – I just thought that having a wig on would be a little bit difficult. And, when else do you have an excuse to do something so different?” It’s been two years since her last musical role as Marian

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A wild bunch of characters will be taking the stage as part of “Shrek: The Musical” next weekend, including (l-r) Happy Villager (Hannah Theisen), The Bishop (Elisa Mill), Blind Mouse (Allie Gosen) and The Big Bad Wolf (Calvin Cheney).

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Dave Perreault hauled in a 53.5 inch muskie while fishing on a Pine City area lake on July 4. The beast weighed roughly 40 pounds, and was released in good condition, ready to be caught by another angler.

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Summer doesn’t have to mean high utility bills to keep your home cool. You can stay comfortable – and save money – with proper air conditioning maintenance and a few other basic steps to efficiently cool your home while easing the demand on your AC system. The Minnesota Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Energy offer these tips: • Have your AC system inspected annually, and clean or replace the filters regularly, to ensure the best efficiency. • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees (or as high as comfortable) when you’re at home and need cooling. Use a programmable thermostat to increase the temperature when you’re away and lower it when you return home. • Use natural ventilation. Open windows and turn off your AC if it’s cool at night and in the mornings. • Use energy-efficient window treatments such as awnings, blinds and draperies. Close them during the day to block sunlight and heat from outside. • Use a ceiling fan only when you’re in a room. AC combined with a ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat about four degrees with no loss of comfort. Remember to turn off the fan when you leave the room because fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect. • Find air leaks and seal them with caulk or weather-stripping to prevent hot air from leaking in. • Limit the heat from your appliances. Cook outside on a grill, and try not to use the washer, dryer or dishwasher during the heat of the day. Use an exhaust fan when showering and range hood when cooking to remove heat and humidity. • Move lamps, TVs and other appliances away from your thermostat because the extra heat they generate will cause the air conditioner to run longer. • When landscaping, consider adding shading elements to block solar heat during the hot summer months. For more tips, check out the Department of Energy’s infographic Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Home Cooling, as well as Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips.

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JULY 12 Magnificent Red Hatters On Thursday, July 12, 11:30 a.m., The Magnificent Red Hatters will travel to Wisconsin to enjoy lunch at T Dawg’s, 429 State Road 70 E, Grantsburg. For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Diane Olson at 612-2028740, or email d1945olson@ gmail.com. Friends and guests are always welcome.

Create with ‘Library Legos’ Kids ages 5-13 are invited to get creative with Library Legos at the Pine City Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. Legos will be supplied by the library, so leave personal Legos at home. For more information, visit ecrlib.org.

Mora’s Music in the Park The City of Mora’s Music In The Park summer concert series will feature the Americana and folk sounds of Charlie Roth with Deanna Paulzine at a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 in the gazebo of Library Park in downtown Mora. For more information visit www.ci.mora.mn.us.

‘Sweet Summer Sounds’ On Thursday, July 12 the public is invited to the “Sweet Summer Sounds” of the Jake Gill Band, a free concert, at Hinckley’s Westside Park at 6:30 p.m.

JULY 13 ‘Picturing Pine City’ Pine Center for the Arts presents a new gallery show: “Picturing Pine City.” Images and icons, a celebration of life in the Pine City area. Art by Mike Gainor. Free opening night reception on July 13 from 4-7 p.m. with free refreshments. All profits go to Pine Center for the Arts. For more information contact PCftA by email at info@pinecenter.org or leave a message at 320-629-4924.

day, July 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine County Fairgrounds in Pine City. For more information, and to find out about special events and what types of produce will be available, visit “Pine City Farmers’ Market” on Facebook.

JULY 13 -15 St. Croix State Park weekend St. Croix State Park welcomes the public to see exhibits and get free check-outs including birding or fishing kits, GPS units and library books. Take a hike with the naturalist on Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m. At 5 p.m. play nature bingo at the St. Croix Lodge. On Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. make a set of fire starters. Join the naturalist for a five mile guided canoe or kayak trip on the river from 1:30-4 p.m. (Canoe rental available; for reservations call 320-384-0508.) At 5 p.m. come listen to “turtle talk” at the Lodge. On Sunday, July 15 learn about black bears at 11 a.m., and at 2 p.m. watch an old reelto-reel nature movie. Visit the website www.mndnr.gov/stcroix or call 320-3846591 for more information.

The Pine City Arts Council presents the After Hours Big Band jazz ensemble featuring musicians from the Kleppe and Osterdyk families at Art in The Park on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson Park in downtown Pine City. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will begin serving Carolina BBQ at 5:30 p.m. Free transportation by Arrowhead Transit. Call 800862-0175 for free home pickup. Pick up schedule is 6 p.m. at Northern Pines Assisted Living and 6:10 p.m. at Westchester Apartments.

JULY 13 & 14 Farmers’ Market The Pine City Farmers’ Market diabetes education-themed weekend is Friday and Satur-

JULY 18 Senior dancing at the American Legion Senior dancing, featuring music by Mike Elsenpeter, will take place at the Pine City American Legion on Wednesday, July 18 from 1-4 p.m. Email rockcreekworks@gmail.com with any questions.

Genealogical Society The Pine County Genealogical Society will be “Celebrating Patriotism” on Wednesday, July 18 at the Pine City Public Library at 1 p.m. Dick Lindig will share his family’s genealogy and military history, including the Civil War. The public is invited to attend. This is a good opportunity to meet people who can help with genealogy research. Email lynquilt@msn. com with any questions.

JULY 14 The UMN Extension Pine County Master Gardeners will present a free mid-season garden care workshop on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be at the Pine City Library water tower demonstration gardens at 300 – 5th St. SE in Pine City. They will discuss weeding, thinning, pruning vine crops, fertilizing, succession planting, pests, diseases and share how vegetables are doing in the raised beds. Call 1-800-657-3813 Ext. #3 with any questions.

JULY 19 ECRL listening session Help shape the work and overall future of East Central Regional Library (ECRL) during a community listening session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Pine City Public Library. A new strategic plan is in the works and thoughts, ideas and any suggestions are important to make sure ECRL is serving the community’s needs. For additional information and other listening session dates, visit ecrlib.org.

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JULY 16 Put your paleontology hat on and explore the world of prehistoric beasts during a special dinosaurs program from 6-7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the Pine City Public Library. Participants (ages 5-12) will compare their footprints with a Triceratops, take part in a simulated dino dig, and attempt to put the skeleton together. Kids will take home their own fossils and a T-Rex tooth cast. Registration is required on the East Central Regional Library events calendar at ecrlib.org.

JULY 17 Bring ‘Clay Creatures’ to life Kids ages 8 and up are encouraged to use their imagination and a brilliant brand of clay to create a creature during a two-hour workshop starting

on Aug. 14, with the winner of the primary moving on to the general election on Nov. 6, 2018. There will also be an opportunity to hear from local DFL candidates for the legislature. The event is free to the public. Call 651-257-4369 with questions.

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at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at the Hinckley Public Library. Visiting artist Angee Emerson will be using visual, verbal and kinesthetic learning styles to help participants sculpt their very own clay friend out of colorful polymer clay. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at www.ecrlib.org.

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The Rush City Public Library welcomes everyone to Mighty Migrations, a program for all ages, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Join DNR naturalist Megan Johnsen for her energetic presentation about animals that migrate. Afterward, enjoy a game using information you just learned. Fun for the entire family. Visit ecrlib.org for more information.

DFL candidate forum A candidate forum for the Democratic candidates for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Braham Event Center. The entire field of Democratic candidates has committed to attend, which includes Kirsten Kennedy, Michelle Lee, Jason Metsa, Joe Radinovich, and Soren Christian Sorenson. The candidates are competing in a primary that will be held

The World Championship Snowmobile Watercross races will take place Friday through Sunday, July 20 - 22, in Grantsburg, Wisconsin on Memory Lake. There will be vendors, street dances with live bands both Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., fireworks on Saturday night at dusk, a free shuttle bus and fun for the whole family. Call 715-463-4269 or visit www.grantsburgwatercross. com for camping information or for a complete schedule of times and events.

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MEETINGS THURSDAY 7/12 TOPS-Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Pine City Library Community Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m. WINDOW-Domestic abuse support group: 6 p.m., Journey North Church, Pine City NAMI peer support: Cambridge Medical Ctr., 6:30 p.m. Teen AA/NA: 6:30 p.m., Teen Focus Center, Rush City Pine City VFW Auxiliary: Pine City, VFW Post #4258, 6:30 p.m. SUNDAY 7/15 AA (Big Book study): Evangelical Free Church, 7 p.m. MONDAY 7/16 Celebrate Recovery: Pine City, Journey North Church, 6 p.m. AA: 7:30 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church TUESDAY 7/17 Pine County Board: 10 a.m., Pine Co. History Museum, Askov Pine City VFW: Pine City, VFW Post #4258, 7:30 p.m.

PCAC 41st annual Art Fest The Pine City Arts Council‘s 41st annual Art Fest is on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robinson Park in downtown Pine City. There will be food, a variety of art vendors and exhibitors, a children’s corner, as well as music by Neighberz. Email PineCityArtsCouncil@gmail. com or call 320-629-2227 with any questions.

NAMI workshop NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free, interactive workshop that provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies, and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held in Mora, at Mora United Methodist Church, 500 Clark St. on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 or go to namihelps.org.

JULY 22 Pine City’s Naval Militia The Pine County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m., at the Pine City Public Library. The topic will be the history of Pine City’s Naval Militia presented by Connie Harris. The public is invited to bring items related to the topic to share. For more information call 320-322-9208 or email pcahistory@gmail.com.

JULY 23 Make a milk jug game On Monday, July 23 kids and teens are invited to make a milk jug game at the Pine City Public Library during a pop-up craft session on the library patio at 5 p.m. The event is free and all supplies are provided.

WEDNESDAY 7/18 Woodcarving club: Askov, 9 a.m., Pine Co. History Museum Al-Anon: 725 2nd Ave. SW, Pine City, 12 p.m., 612-387-6094, David Focus on Ability: 1:30 p.m., Chisago Co. Snr. Ctr., North Branch Pine City Toastmasters: 7 p.m., Pine City VFW Hall AA: 8 p.m., Rock Creek Community Center

SENIOR DINING July 16 - 20 Monday: Mexican deep dish taco sq, Mexican rice, seasoned peas, lettuce salad, rocky road pudding Tuesday: Summer Picnic: Oven fried chicken, homemade potato salad, marinated cucumber salad, buttermilk biscuit, watermelon Wednesday: Meatloaf, baked potato with sour cream, corn wheat bread, ice cream gelatin Thursday: BBQ chicken, creamy vegetable soup, carrots, wheat bread, peaches Friday: Lemon pepper fish, creamy potato bake, broccoli, wheat bread, snickerdoodle cookie Cost is $4.00 for people over 60 and $7.50 for under 60. No preregistration needed, except for special events. Call the Pine City Senior Center at 320-629-3024 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Unplugging: it’s good for the soul I just spent the last week on a remote island in the wilderness. Actually, it was just a cabin outside Hayward, Wisconsin, but it sure felt like an island. Because of this: No cell phone service. No internet. It was ... pretty wonderful. It was a week-long family vacation, and we had long conversations about things without constantly checking our phones. We took walks. We went out on the water. We played cards, and laughed a lot. And a few of us got crushed in basketball Editor’s by our nephew. All of this thanks to having no magiSoapbox cally distracting technological connections to the rest of Mike the world. Actually, I cheated. I Gainor zipped into Hayward early on Monday to get internet access and help put this last week’s Pioneer together, and didn’t get out of there until dinnertime. But for the rest of the week the laptop stayed closed. I don’t know that I’ve ever abstained from work email for quite so long since I started at the newspaper. I knew that if something happened back home in Pine City there would be good people here to cover it, so I just remained tuned-out. Being tuned-out can be a very good thing. There are a lot of things that require our attention in this busy world. You don’t want to keep your head stuck in the sand. But there are a whole lot of useless distractions as well, and a bunch of manufactured outrage. We all get barraged with a steady stream of stuff through news sources and social media that’s designed to make us excited and anxious, worried and morbidly curious. Do I need to know what’s happening on the national political scene at every moment? Probably not. And do I need to hear about how Celebrity X is arguing with Celebrity Y? I sure don’t. Is it better for your soul to have a giant pillow fight with your niece and nephews? You bet it is. Of course, I came back to hundreds and hundreds of emails in my inbox, dozens of messages and voicemails I needed to respond to and a good-sized pile of paper waiting for me in the office. Totally, totally worth it.

CLARIFICATION In the obituary section of the June 21 edition of the Pine City Pioneer, the obituary from Swanson Chapel for Marie A. Paulson contained an error. In the obituary, her maiden name was spelled “Froehlke.” This was incorrect. The correct spelling is “Froelke.”

It’s not what’s in the fridge ... but what’s on it When my grandchildren were younger, they often opened the refrigerator door when they visited me. I was g y felt “at home” enough to do so. Now that they’re glad they older, I notice them perusing all the sayings held by magnets that adorn the outside of my refrigerator, before they open the door. You can learn a lot about people by unobtrusively glancing at the messages posted on those doors. For example: “Give the scary lady some coffee!” states a magnet depicting a woman with Meandering her hair standing on end. Obviously that woman is a coffee addict. with “Kids aren’t just an inconvenience that deal with; Kids are something you Margaret you give your life to,” (said by singer Michael Card). Margaret “Humor can make a serious difference.” Marty A picture of two cats, one sleeping, one awake, who says “Sometimes I wake up grumpy; sometimes I let him sleep.” A colored photo of Holstein cows grazing in a lush pasture speaks of someone who loves farming and dairying. A keepsake magnet from someone’s Hawaiian vacation that states “Ho’i mai no kaua e pili” translates, “You and I come together as one.”

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After my first husband died, an elderly friend gave me a refrigerator magnet inscribed as follows: “I Said a Prayer for You Today, and know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although He spoke no word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn’t mind. I asked Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind. I asked that He’d be near you at the start of each new day, to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small. But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all.” A cherished classmate sent me a writing entitled “Humility” that has graced my refrigerator door for about twenty years: “Humility is perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised; it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is trouble.” And then there’s the artwork by great-grandchildren, too precious to ever remove. What’s on your fridge? Margaret Marty is a writer and poet who is delighted to be living in retirement on the Rock Creek farm where she grew up.

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Journalists aren’t the enemy Just this May during a news training, I heard a story about a small-town editor in the south. Sitting in his office, he received a threatening phone call over something in the paper. When the caller could no longer be reasoned with, the editor asked the man on the other line, “How many guns do you have? .... Guest Uh hu. And how many do you have? editorial brothers ... Uh hu. Well, I’ve got a baseball bat here in Kirsten my office. Let’s say in 20 Faurie minutes you meet me in the parking lot and we can work this out.” The editor hung up. At the time, the story was meant as a joke. Despite the tales us newspaper folks tell each other about foul phone calls and lawsuit threats, I’ve never

heard of anyone following through. No one actually showed up to the paper with an army of brothers to beat up some journalist in a parking lot. At the time I heard the story, I laughed. I’m not laughing today. Thursday, June 28, a man entered the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland with a shotgun and killed five staff members. The shooter had recently lost a defamation lawsuit against the paper. The shooter claimed the paper damaged his reputation after it published a story regarding the man’s guilty plea in a harassment case. Threats against journalists aren’t new. If everyone was happy with each story a journalist wrote, that journalist isn’t doing their job correctly. Each year the Times lists some 500-ish names in our court report alone. I know our work makes a lot of folks angry — from criminals to cops, farmers to bankers, the

young, the old and everyone in between. What is new is people reacting to that anger with extreme violence. In the United States, violence against journalists is pretty rare, which makes the events of June 28 all the more shocking. It concerns me deeply the growing hostility I feel in the world—and not just toward journalists. I am equally concerned by what seems like an inability to resolve (or simply accept) conflict of opinion in a civil way. At seeing the remaining staff of Capital Gazette report on the murder of their own co-workers from a nearby parking lot — I’m at a loss. My heart hurts for them and I don’t know how to help. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to fix this problem. The only thing I know to say is this: Journalists are not our enemy. The journalists I have met from small towns and big cities across Minnesota

have shown nothing but an intense dedication and passion for their communities. The only thing I can ask of our readers is: do more than keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Read. Stay informed. Interact with your community boards and commissions. Participate in civil discourse. Write a letter to the editor. Actively assess if the news you are consuming makes you think critically or if it just raises your ire. Consider diversifying your news sources. Do what you can to improve your community. It’s all any journalist has ever worked for. Kirsten Faurie is the editor of the Kanabec County Times.

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Buried in Minnesota history of the last half of the 1800s are not only famous courtroom battles, but also battles over the location of the courthouse within the county. Upon a petition of a sufficient percentage of voters from the most recent election, a vote would be taken on the issue of moving the county seat. These disputes were filled with bribery, theft of records, offers of rent-free buildings, and much intrigue. My home county, Wright County, has quite a colorful history as recounted in Minnesota Courthouses by C. Gilbertson: It’s in your Victor Wright County was established and organized in 1855 because settlers court in the area understandably felt the Judge Steve nearest county seats of Cass and Sibley Counties were too far away. The Halsey new county’s seat was at Monticello, formerly Moritzious, which had been settled a few years earlier. … Early in 1859, Oscar Jackson was found not guilty of murder and the public strongly disapproved. He was rearrested on a trumped-up charge, returned to the county, and again released. The public became a mob. Jackson was taken to the house the man he was accused of murdering, and lynched from one of its beams. … The forces of the law continued to operate, and the lynch mob leaders were arrested and brought to trial. However, Wright County citizens again took over, released the prisoners and removed the witnesses. At this point Governor Sibley of the State of Minnesota, only a year advanced from territorial status, declared Wright County to be in a “state of insurrection.” Three state militia units marched to the county seat on August 6. County officials arrested three men, bound them over to a grand jury and released them on $500 bond. Troops were recalled. The October grand jury failed to indict. No one was ever punished. Buffalo tried to obtain the county seat in 1862 and again five years later. This time the offer of a courthouse rent-free for five years apparently convinced the voters to make the change. Recently during a Law Day event in Buffalo, there was a mock debate in 1867-style in which Judge Elizabeth Strand and I portrayed protagonists in the Wright County county seat controversy of that year. In July, you can watch the debate on the QTCV website linked below. A similar dispute took place in Lincoln County in southwestern Minnesota that Victor Gilbertson describes as follows: In 1881 …the town of Lake Benton bribed the approaching railroad to run south of the lake rather than north through Marshfield and was thereby able to win the county seat. A structure built on land donated by a subsidiary of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad was rented for a courthouse. ... In 1901, the Tyler-Astoria branch of the Northwestern, a new rail line across the northern part of the county, led the circulation of a petition for a vote to move the seat to Ivanhoe where a courthouse site was donated by the proprietor of the town. The petition and vote succeeded and the records were removed at once by special train to a former bar in Ivanhoe which served rent-free as a courthouse for one year. Later

district sessions were held at the Wilson Opera House. Lake Benton naturally appealed; the Minnesota Supreme Court held the election illegal and returned the seat to Lake Benton. If you are a frequent reader of these, articles you may be wondering why judges are elected by judicial district rather than by county. Some counties have such small populations that they do not have their own judge. Under Minnesota law, judges are elected by judicial district, must be residents of that district, and are chambered (main office) in the county seat of one of the counties in that district. The Tenth Judicial District was formed in 1959 and since then has been comprised of eight counties: Pine, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago, Wright, Sherburne, Anoka and Washington. During the last half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, judicial redistricting was a relatively frequent occurrence, but not so for the past 60 years. In the past, as a step toward administrative efficiency and meeting an anticipated large deficit in the state budget, there has been discussion at the state level of redistricting or combining district court administrative offices. It was reported in Minnesota Lawyer on June 7, 2010, that: [The] Judicial Council has directed the state’s 10 judicial district to consider what it calls “administrative consolidation.” That would mean that the districts would remain intact for purposes of judicial elections and venue but each may not have its own full-time administrator. … The 8th Judicial District is in the midst of “Reinventing Rural Justice: Eighth Judicial District Redesign Project,” a six-month process that started in January for the purpose of preparing a report and recommendations for dealing with productivity issues. Two consultants through the National Center for State Courts are working with the district—a rural area with declining populations and declining budget resources, but also with new technology available. As rural counties see decreased population trends, fewer resources are available and may result in delays and less-frequent judge time in sparsely-populated counties. As an example, the 9th Judicial District consists of 17 counties in the northwest corner of the state, from Aitkin County in the far southeast to Kittson County in the far northwest of the judicial district. The county seats of these two counties, Aitkin

and Hallock respectively, are 300 miles apart. This creates challenges for lawyers, court administrators, litigants, judges, and the general public that do not exist in the Twin Cities’ courts. It demands efficient use of technology, such as interactive television and interpreter by phone, for some hearings and options to eliminate or reduce travel times and costs. The Tenth Judicial District, on the other hand, has been one of the fastest-growing in population since 2000, so budgetary restraints cause a different set of challenges. As we move into the next biennium we will likely see changes in the 10th Judicial District that no one could have foreseen just 10 years ago. Stay tuned!

Submitted by Judge Steve Halsey, Wright County District Court, chambered in Buffalo. Judge Halsey is the host of “The District Court Show” on local cable TV public access channels throughout the Tenth Judicial District. Excerpts can be viewed at WWW.QCTV.org. Go to Community and click “The District Court Show.”

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10 Years Ago, 2008 The Kanabec County Courthouse and all other local government buildings went into lock down for about an hour on Thursday, June 26 due to security concerns. Kanabec County Sheriff Steve Schultz said the lock down was initiated after implied threats were made against county officials by a man identified as Dale Dean Schmid, 41. With T-ball, golf , tennis, rookie league baseball and softball as choices, Pine City’s recreation program ensures all kids have something to do this summer. After being struck by lightning Friday afternoon while trying to save a backyard gazebo from blowing away, Kanabec County resident Kent Lilyerd will be the first to tell you he’s lucky to be alive. “It started to pick up with me on it, all 350 pounds,” Lilyerd said two days later while recreating Friday’s events in the backyard of his Jade Street home. “It started to tip, and when it got to about 45 [degrees], me and this gazebo just went – whoosh – for a parasail ride. Then, turning in the air still holding on to this thing, ‘bam’ – a bolt of lightning just came in and hit me right on the coconut.”

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The world of aviation today is much different than it was years ago. Rising insurance liabilities, and the high cost of equipment have kept children away from the excitement of airplanes and airports, said Judy Rice, Mora Young Eagles Club director. Three youngsters from Pine City attended a 4-H leadership development workshop at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus in June. Titled, Go Out and Make a Difference, the workshops are open to young people ages six to 19. Cory and Theresa Wilde, children of Ronnie and Arlene Wilde, are the Pine City Library’s Readers of the Week. They are participating in the Hook A Book summer reading program. Cory’s favorite book is “Diplodocus,” by Ron Wilson, while Theresa loved “Going to School,” by Susan Kuklin. Eleven youth from east central Minnesota attended the National Junior Holstein Convention in Rochester, NY June 27-30. Representing Minnesota in the Junior Division Dairy Quiz Bowl contest were Erica Mold and Jennifer Mold, Rush City, and Erin Swanson and Jamie Gilbraith, Isanti. The Senior Division (age 16-20) Dairy Bowl team members were Christina Lood, Eric Lood and Alison Lood, Cambridge, and Sara Swanson, Isanti.

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Due to the shortage of liquor which may be purchased by the municipal liquor store here, the village council has changed the hours the store will be open, in order that local customers will be able to purchase liquor that would otherwise go to transient trade. Eileen Heinen was the honored guest at a bridal kitchen shower held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Brechtel. Close friends of the bride were present and the honored guest received many gifts. On Tuesday, July 6, Miss Ruby Murphy of Fergus Falls and Staff Sgt. Oscar Teich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teich of Pine City, were joined in holy wedlock.

100 Years Ago, 1918 The next time it rains, think that it takes about fifteen tons of water to grow a bushel of wheat. By order of the Village Council: Weeds on lots and streets and in alleys alongside of lots must be cut within 10 days of this notice. Failure to comply will make it necessary to have same cut at village expense and charge to the owners of the property. Frank Stuck brought in two loads of red hogs from his farm south of town the past week, which netted him about $400. There’s money in hogs, alright, if one knows how to get it.

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50 Years Ago, 1968 In the split decision, the Pine City village council approved a petition by the Heath-Perkins American Legion post and granted the organization on a club liquor license for the Legion’s Streamliner clubrooms. One of ten lovely and talented candidates will be selected to reign during the coming year as Miss Pine County at the second annual Miss Pine County Pageant. Vying for the title from Pine City were: Randy Tuma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tuma; Carol Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schultz and Roxanne Hoefler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hoefler. A baseball first will take place July 18, when the St. Cloud Rox will meet the Duluth Dukes in the first professional baseball game to be played in the eastern Minnesota area. The game will be played at Brennan Field in Hinckley.

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS DUE AUGUST 31 The Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Please submit your nomination in writing by email at info@pinecitychamber. com or by mail 315 Main Street South, Suite 155, Pine City MN 55063. Deadline for submission is Friday, Aug. 31. A nominee should be a resident of Pine City and exhibit qualities that make them deserving of recognition by the community. A recognition banquet in honor of the 2018 Citizen of the Year will be planned for mid-September.

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Keep bees in the backyard BY TARA JOHNSON UMN EXTENSION • PINE COUNTY MASTER GARDENER

By now there is a good amount of evidence to suggest that pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates. Pesticides, flowerless landscapes, lack of crop diversity, parasites, disease, and management practices are among some of the likely causes of this decline. Given that more than one-third of the plants consumed by humans rely on pollinators either directly or indirectly it is essential that we help pollinators rebound from this decline. We can help with a few simple practices in our own backyards. Creating new habitats for pollinators is a great place to start. Most people think of flowers when they think of pollinators. These are necessary sources of pollen (for protein) and nectar (for sugars and energy). Be sure to plant a variety of flowers in different shapes and colors that bloom at different times throughout the year. This will keep this source available throughout the growing season. Keep in mind that double flowered plants are typically lack pollen and nectar. Do your best to choose native plants that attract pollinators. You can work with your local nursery or master gardener to choose plants that support specific pollinators. When choosing plants, be certain they have not been treated with a systemic insecticide. These insecticides are within the plant itself and can move to the pollen and nectar which when ingested by pollinators can be fatal. Be sure to also plant non-flowering grasses. These are necessary for food for the early life stages of some pollinators as well is giving shelter, nesting areas and overwintering habitat for multiple types of pollinators including butterflies and moths. Be sure to plant these grasses in groups as this is most beneficial for pollinators. Once you have created these pollinator landscapes, do your best to leave them undisturbed. This will allow the pollinators to thrive at every stage of life. Adjust your lawn mowing to allow native sources of nectar and pollen to grow. Dandelions and Dutch White Clover are very common in many lawns and an excellent source of nectar and pollen for several species of bees. If you

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can plant a flowering lawn this may be a good option. There are a variety of native and non-native flowering lawn plants that make for a great source of habitat and food for pollinators. This is not without challenges of course. Difficult cultivation and a lack of seed availability can make planting a flowering lawn difficult. Let’s not also forget that even though we may want to provide a lush pollen and nectar rich lawn and garden for our pollinator friends, our other friends who live nearby and want a finely manicured lawn free of “weeds” may not appreciate our efforts. Finally, always be sure when using pesticides or insecticides to choose from products that are low in toxicity to pollinators. Following even a few of these steps will help to keep the bees and other pollinators in your backyard. Good sources of information on bees and pollinators can be found online at www.beelab.umn.edu and www.xerces. org

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Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Bret Grundmeier (Hinckley) spent a majority of the week patrolling area lakes during the Fourth of July. He said quite a few boaters were found without enough life jackets and a few anglers were found fishing without licenses. While patrolling past one group of anglers fishing from a pontoon, an adult was seen dropping her fishing rod and hustling to the opposite side of the pontoon in hopes of not getting caught fishing without a license. Grundmeier also continued to work with farmers who had calves killed by wolves. DNR Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn (Pine City) spent the week working boating and angling enforcement around Pine City. He took calls about nuisance animals, questions about nowake zones, and concerns about people shooting fireworks. Wynn assisted the Pine County Sheriff’s Office with a search and rescue operation and spent time monitoring ATV complaint areas. Bear and deer sightings are frequent now. Motorists are encouraged to be extra careful on the roads as the bugs are driving animals out of the wooded areas.

Special youth deer hunts coming up in October, November

Youth can apply to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “These special hunts give youth and parents or adult mentors a fantastic opportunity to hunt together,” said James Burnham, DNR hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation coordinator. “They can be memorable and positive experiences for all involved.” Youth can apply now through Friday, Aug. 17, to apply for the hunts. Of the 17 special hunts, 15 are firearms hunts for youth ages 12 to 15, and two are archery hunts for youth ages 12 to 17. Participation in other deer hunting seasons remains an option for youth who take part in the special youth deer hunts, but any deer harvested count against the youth’s season bag limit. An adult parent, guardian or mentor must accompany the youth at all times while hunting, but only the youth may hunt. Both youth and mentor must attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation. Details about the hunts, how to apply and other youth hunting information can be found at mndnr.gov/discover.

Forum for DFL congressional candidates in Braham

A candidate forum for the Democratic candidates for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m., at the Braham Event Center. The entire field of Democratic candidates has committed to attend, which includes Kirsten Kennedy, Michelle Lee, Jason Metsa, Joe Radinovich, and Soren Christian Sorenson. The forum will

be hosted by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Senate District 32. The candidates are competing in a primary that will be held on Aug. 14, with the winner of the primary moving on to the general election on Nov. 6. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and there will also be an opportunity to hear from local DFL candidates for the legislature. The event is free to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Families can become more financially literate

Every year families can look to improve at managing their money, especially as it pertains to credit card usage. Sharon Powell, an Extension Educator with the U of M’s Family Resiliency Team based at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), is available for comment on the importance of financial literacy, and can offer best practices for anyone navigating today’s landscape on a budget. Fortunately, Powell believes strategies for achieving and maintaining good credit are easier than people think. “Our credit system can be confusing, but it’s so important that people understand things like what it means to have good credit and how to improve your credit score,” Powell said. “Making one small purchase a month on a credit card and paying it off promptly is a great way to build better credit safely without incurring interest or going into debt. I also tell people to be sure to check their credit reports, because about 25 percent of the time, those reports include mistakes and you have to be the one to point them out and ask credit bureaus to remove them.” “People often feel defensive because in the U.S., we are prone to finger wagging about being short on money, as if it is a character flaw. I can tell you that most of the families I work with are good money managers. They’re just stretched for money because there isn’t enough money. That’s the problem.” Sharon Powell is an Extension Educator with the Family Resiliency Team at the University of Minnesota. She educates low-income individuals and families on how to build money-management skills to improve their financial situations, and families at all income levels improve their relationships, particularly parents and children. • Always pay your bill on time to maintain good credit and avoid late fees, as well as penalty interest rates that could be applied to your account. • Keep track of what you are spending so that you always stay below your credit limit. Going over your limit may result in credit card companies charging additional fees and/or increasing your interest rate. • Pay more than the minimum amount when possible to reduce the amount of interest you will pay over time. Better still, pay your balance in full each month to avoid paying interest.

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There’s something decidedly different about the maple syrup Daniel and Keziah Lakedon produce, and it’s earned them a loyal following of customers. The dark, delicious liquid has a rich, smoky flavor that makes one think of the oldgrowth forests, cozy mornings around a wood stove and days when things seemed more simple. The couple, who sell their syrup primarily at the Pine City Farmers’ Market, will tell you that it’s the little bit of love they put into every jar that makes it taste so good, and if attention to details and a reverence for the tradition of syruping equate to love, then the statement clearly rings true. Both Dan and Keziah grew up in families that tapped trees and boiled the sap down to syrup. When they married, they decided to continue the tradition. At first, they made around four or five gallons, just enough for their own personal use. Then Dan experienced a career change and found himself with more time on his hands, so they tapped additional trees and ended up with a fair amount of excess syrup. Not one to let anything go to waste, Keziah decided to give the farmers market a try halfway through the season in 2013, and they were well received by both the market staff and the customers. As people got a taste of the Lakedon’s product, word began to spread, and soon they had people seeking them out on recommendations from friends and family. When they first started their syruping operation, it was very rudimentary, with homemade plastic taps and empty milk jugs for collecting, but after the first season at the market, they realized they wanted to step things up a bit, so they upgraded their equipment over the next few years and got more serious about production. Now, they turn out an average of 25 gallons of syrup annually and upwards of 50 gallons if the trees and the weather cooperate like they did in 2015.

Dan believes the trees they tap contribute to the special flavor of their syrup. “We have amazing trees – a normal sugar to water ratio for the sap is around forty to one, but ours typically runs thirty-two to one,” he explained. In addition, the Lakedons use a wood fired boiler to cook down the sap, and it seems that contributes to the smoky tones. Keziah, who has a Cottage Food license, thinks their strict quality control is part of what makes their syrup special. They always start with extra fresh sap, which is filtered three times before it finally gets sealed in mason jars. “Old timers like my dad never even filtered their syrup,” she said wrinkling her nose and grimacing a bit. “We like ours to be a little more pure,” she added with a chuckle. But for her, syruping is mostly about memories and family and tradition. Their three children all help with the collection and processing. Seven-yearold Asher looks forward to helping pour the finished syrup into jars, while Annabelle, who is four, seems to like eating the syrup the best. Emmett, who is thirteen months old, cut his first tooth out in the woods this past season. “So much of what we do as a family is based around syruping,” Keziah said. This sense of family extends to their customers as well. “People like that syrup is natural, no fake stuff or corn syrup. They want to feed their families something that’s good for them.” Keziah explained, adding that syrup can be used in place of sugar in a variety of items including cookies, oatmeal, scones, bread and ice cream topping. She usually has recipes available at the market, and if time allows and the kids cooperate, she brings samples of goodies as well. This extra service and willingness to share is part of the strong sense of commitment the couple feels for their farmers market customers, which is why they recently turned down an op-

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For Daniel, Keziah, Asher, Annabelle and Emmett, making maple syrup has become a delicious family project.

portunity to take over the business of a man who sells large amounts of syrup at a citywide garage sale in the metro area every year. “Our local customers come first,” Keziah stressed. “We know them. We know what they like. We see them each week with their families, and we know from past experience that they’re unhappy if we’re not here with our syrup. I like the idea of selling locally. This

isn’t a money-making venture for us. It’s definitely a labor of love,” she added with a laugh and a smile for Dan as she looked around at the kitchen, overflowing with kids and syrup, and quite obviously that little bit of love that goes into every jar of Lakedon’s Family Syrup.

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Served with a smile at PTCC Visitors to the Pine Technical and Community College free community picnic on June 27 enjoyed a tasty meal, a chance to meet with PTCC President Joe Mulford and friends Senator Tony Lourey and Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson, and to try a variety of games based on the actual technology taught at PTCC.

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As meteorologists expect a string of hot and humid weather for Minnesota, shallow lakes in the area are at risk of developing blue-green algae blooms which can be toxic. Kanabec County Community Health Director Kathy Burski said her office will be posting warnings at boat launches of Knife, Fish and Ann lakes and encouraged lake visitors to keep their eyes out for harmful blooms. WHAT IS BLUE-GREEN ALGAE? According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, blue-green algae isn’t actually algae, but types of bacteria present in many lakes. When nutrient-rich water gets warm, the bacteria can multiply creating a “bloom.� These blooms can be toxic and it is important for people and pets to avoid contact with water near these blooms. Children are at greater risk than adults because of their smaller body weight. Symptoms after skin contact include itchy/irritated skin, eyes, ears, rash, hives, swollen lips, hay fever or asthma-like symptoms; skin lesions in animals have been seen. Symptoms after ingestion include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, throat irritation, liver problems, muscle weakness and in severe cases paralysis, respiratory failure

Duckweed Duckweed is a non-toxic plant often mistaken for algae. It also goes by the name “water lentilâ€? partially because it looks like little green lentils or grains oating on the top of the water. Duckweed can form a thick blanket on the water surface, but the plants are not connected to each other like ďŹ lamentous algae. MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

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Blue-green algae bloom on Lillian Lake, Kandiyohi County, part of the South Fork Crow River Watershed. Unlike here, blue-green algae blooms may not look dense and don’t always cover large areas of a lake.

and death; death can occur within one hour or less with some toxins; pets may experience seizures as well. Individuals should avoid contact with water near bluegreen algae blooms, should not drink the water or boil it and should not allow pets to swim in or drink the water. Do NOT boil the water. Boiling the water will release toxins, as will using algicides and household disinfectants. WHAT DOES BLUE-GREEN ALGAE LOOK LIKE? Blue-green algae blooms look like pea soup or spilled paint on area lakes and ponds. But lots of algae is green, so how do you tell which is

which? The MPCA suggests one simple way to test is to plunge a stick into the water algae bloom. If it comes out coated, like it was dipped in paint, it is likely blue-green algae in question. If the stick comes up with a mass of stringy pond scum, the bloom is likely non-toxic filamentous green algae (described at right). Still, this test isn’t foolproof as some blue-green algae can be stringy. The MPCA suggests when in doubt, stay out. Three non-toxic plants and algae are described at right that lake visitors can use to differentiate between common lake algae and potentially dangerous blue-green algae.

Filamentous green algae Also called “pond scum,â€? ďŹ lamentous green algae is a non-toxic form of algae. While not harmful, some people ďŹ nd it annoying or a recreational nuisance. This algae is green (sometimes yellow or brownish) and creates masses of long, stringy, thread-like strands. It can be slimy and appear uffy and cotton-like. It grows in lakes with excessive nutrients in the water.

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Chara Chara is a form of ďŹ lamentous algae often found in lakes with clear, hard water. It is non-toxic and can grow several feet long and look like large plants with branches and forked leaves. It grows beneath the water surface and can cover lake bottoms. Instead of slimy, it feels gritty and gristly. In appearance, it is sometimes mistaken for milfoil.

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TEST FOR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE So, how do you know if it is blue-green algae? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency suggests two simple methods to test for blue-green algae: Note: No test for blue-green algae is perfect, including these. When in doubt, stay out. The stick test Blue-green algae often look like pea soup or spilled paint on area lakes and ponds. Not sure? Plunge a stick into the water. If it comes out coated, like it was dipped in paint, it is likely blue-green algae. If the stick comes up with a mass of stringy pond scum, the bloom is likely non-toxic ďŹ lamentous green algae. (Note: The stick test can fail when a type of blue-green algae called Lyngbya wollei is present. This species can form tough ďŹ lamentous mats that oat to the surface, similar to mats formed by harmless ďŹ lamentous algae. But Lyngbya wollei algae differentiate themselves with a putrid sewage-like odor and by sometimes releasing purple pigment in the water around them.) The jar test If the lake or pond water appears very green, the jar test can help determine if the color is from

blue-green algae, or just an overabundance of more beneďŹ cial types of planktonic algae. 1. Using gloves, collect a sample of water just below the surface of the water (avoid collecting just the top layer of scum.) 2. Fill a clear pint or quart jar (three quarters full) do not ďŹ ll the jar completely; algae give off gases that may cause pressure buildup and the jar could break. 3. Wipe any scum off the outside of the jar and screw the lid on. 4. Put the jar in a refrigerator and leave it undisturbed overnight. 5. Carefully remove the jar from the refrigerator and see where the algae has accumulated. Do not shake or agitate the jar. 6. If the algae has settled out near the bottom of the jar, it is likely the water does not have a lot of blue-green algae. 7. If the algae have formed a green ring at the top of the water, there is a strong possibility that the water has blue-green algae. (Note: The jar test relies on the buoyancy of most free-oating blue-green algae. In Minnesota, most bloom complaints are the result of the buoyant forms. But there’s a small possibility that the algae in your test may be a non-buoyant species, resulting in a false negative.)

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Filamentous green algae.

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The jar test with algae settled at the bottom.

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The jar test with a green ring at the top.

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Arms lifted in tribute for fallen lineman Drew Schwarz, a 33-year-old lineman for Lake Country Power passed away while at work on Friday, June 29. Schwarz was born in Mora and graduated from Sandstone High School. At his Pine City funeral on July 5 a number of bucket trucks were parked with their bucket arms raised in tribute. A memorial fund has been set up to help his family: Amanda Faulkner and their two young children. Donations can be made at North Star Credit Union, PO Box 1058, Cook, MN, or at https://www.gofundme. com/drew-schwartz-memorial-fund.

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Braham quilt contest seeks entries The Hands All Around Quilters of Braham is issuing a Call for Entries and will hold their 28th Annual Show of Small Quilts in conjunction with Braham’s Pie Day celebration, Aug. 3. Quilt show hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Braham City Hall Council Room at 201 S. Broadway, Braham. There will be small quilts on display with cash prizes awarded for viewer’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices. To enter a small quilt or wall hanging, visit www.pieday.com and download the 2018 Reg Form under the Vendors tab, or email kjmccully@gmail.com. The deadline for registration is July 27. Quilts must be received by July 27, unless other arrangements have been made. See entry form for more information. In addition to the show entries, the Hands All Around Quilters will feature paper pieced quilts made by its members. This technique will be demonstrated all day at city hall during the show.

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American eagle soars free above Pine City This bald eagle was spotted spreading its wings high above Pine City on the afternoon of Monday, July 9.

The drawing for the 2018 raffle quilt will be held August 4. This year’s I Spy raffle quilt was designed by Deb Hanson and Kathy McCully. It was made and constructed by all members of the Hands All Around Quilters and quilted by Kathy McCully. Discover the wonderful quilts and pies that Braham has to offer. For further questions call 763258-7072.

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Raising the roof at the Art Center Pine Center for the Arts received tremendous support from regional businesses when it came time to put a new roof on their recently-purchased building, including a $5,000 grant from Minnesota Energy (left) and a $3,500 grant from East Central Energy (above). The local arts nonprofit is now working on new ways to bring more arts opportunities to the community.


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Wildlife makes connection in Pine City Minnesota Wildlife Connection out of Sandstone brought an assortment of furry friends to Chris’ Foods in Pine City on July 9. LANCE FURBER | THE PIONEER

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SINGING THE PRAISES Meet the people who work hard to make a difference in our community.

‘I look for the goodness in people’ BY SHIRLEY SCHMIDT NEWS@PINECITYMN.COM

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Local resident Donna Heath grew up in downtown Belle Plain, Minnesota. She and her family lived above a mortuary, which meant that she couldn’t practice her tap dancing during a funeral. She loved being able to walk down the stairs to meet the public and have access to all the stores. Anything the family needed was close by. A socially precocious child, Donna knew everyone in town and loved sharing their lives and their stories. It was this love of people that inspired in her the desire to always take an active role in any community in which she lived. While attending high school, Donna completed a college level business course. After graduation, she took the civil service test and passed. Her fi rst job was with the Veterans Administration in St. Paul. While attending high school, she served as editor of her high school newspaper that she enjoyed immensely. She took night courses at the University of Minnesota in writing and advertising. Donna published feature stories in several magazines. In 1946, she married Bill Heath. They had two sons and two daughters. The family moved to Pine City in 1974. Their kids urged them to invest in recreation property so they bought property on Lake Pokegama. Since Bill was an accountant, their banker urged him to set up an accounting and tax preparation business in Pine City. Donna worked with her husband in the business until he passed away in 2002. Donna and Bill belonged to the Immaculate Conception Church. Donna served on the Council of Catholic Women, American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She also belonged to the Professional Secretaries Association and was a Girl Scout leader. During the mid 1980s, Donna began writing church news that she submitted to then Pine City Pioneer Publisher Dennis Winkowski. When she asked him how he wanted to receive the news articles, he said to just send him the facts and he would write them up. But she told him “I can write them.” That’s when he discovered her background in journalism. He offered her a job, and soon she was writing weekly stories on government and “Home Life” features. Donna is also well-known in the community for her long-running “Years Ago” column featuring historical news items going back to the early years of Pine City. The love of people is Donna’s primary motivator. “I always look for the goodness in people. I see all sides of folks … the good and the bad. It’s important not to gossip but encourage goodness in people. There’s goodness in everyone.”


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the Librarian in “The Music Man,” and Bigelow said she can’t wait to show audiences what the cast of Shrek can do. “I think the message that this play has to offer ... accepting others, being gracious towards others and loving yourself no matter what or where you come from is the first and foremost reason why people should come and see the show,” she said. “And it’s super fun. We have a lot of really, really great talent on this stage. And it’s a really family

friendly show. It’s something whole families can come and enjoy together, which is really special. Both Bigelow and Scott Tolzmann, who plays Shrek, had the chance to teach or coach Fluegel (Donkey) when he was in high school. Tolzmann said that Fluegel is hilarious and offers, “A manic energy. There are some moments in particular when Donkey has to be super larger than life. And he really brings it in spades - he just throws it out there.” “It’s a really fun cast, and it’s a nice

theater – I really love working in this space,” Fluegel said. “I’ve come to see a few shows and I’ve always wanted to work in [the Pine City High School Auditorium], so it’s really fun.” “It’s a lot of fun to go out there and be this larger-than-life character, but then there are these really tender moments here and there,” Tolzmann said. Bigelow said she’s sure everyone who comes to see Shrek will have a good time and feel the positive energy the musical has to offer. “I think the overall message of the

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show, which is also kind of the journey that Fiona goes through, is learning how to love yourself just as you are,” Bigelow said. “She has this whole vision for how her life is supposed to go, and she’s been waiting and waiting and waiting for years. And that’s kind of turned on its head and she finds out – that’s OK. Sometimes what you expect for yourself isn’t exactly what happens, but sometimes what does happen is even better.”

Striking vs. biting BY SPENCE PETROS

Imagine coming home late and tired one night. You stumble your way towards the bedroom, and not realizing your old faithful dog was waiting for you in the hallway, you accidently step on his tail. He leaps up and snaps at you! He didn’t bite you and never will, but you caused a reaction. He snapped at you! Do you know you can catch fish by causing this same reaction? There are a whole lot of anglers that don’t know that you can often make fish strike that are not hungry and have no intention of feeding! Biting fish are those that suck in your struggling minnow, wiggling nightcrawler, or slowworked plastic worm. But think about the time your slip-sinker live bait rig felt like it was hung a bit and you snapped it loose; then were surprised when a walleye or smallmouth blasted it. Or when you’re plastic worm got hung up in the cabbage weeds, and after you ripped it free a hefty largemouth inhaled it. I hope these or other incidents clued you in on the fact that sometimes “speed kills”. If I’m fishing for walleyes fairly slow with live bait or jigs, and I catch a few fish off a certain area then the action quits, I try to re-fish the spot with a faster strike-triggering presentation. If

it’s not too deep, a crankbait bumped across the rocks or ripped through the weed edges will be tried. If the water is deeper, say 12 to 15-feet or more, my choice of lures to trigger strikes would be a blade bait such as a half-ounce Heddon Sonar or size 5 or 7 Jigging Rapala. Often several more fish can be caught after the slower presentations peter out. When fishing around almost any type of cover it’s usually wise to try to bump or tic it whenever possible. A spinning blade changing its cadence after it bumps a weed, or a crankbait glanced off a rock can also be great triggering actions. I’ve seen times when more aggressive pops when fishing a float and jig for crappies pays off. Or when slow hops of a plastic frog over surface-blanketing cover that turn into fast rips with pauses over pockets, turn out to be the key for summer “slop bass”. Even when using high speed retrieves for musky or pike, I often troll my way out of the area to give them a faster look at a lure; and this has paid of many times. Don’t be locked into certain speeds you think are best. Experiment! Often that little extra speed or change of direction is just what the “Doctor ordered”...for any species. Good fishing!


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Eileen A. Rys Eileen Anna (Heinen) Rys passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Lakeside Nursing Home in Pine City at the age of 94. Eileen Anna Heinen was born on Feb. 10, 1924, to William (Bill) and Anna (Malterer) Heinen in Princeton, Minnesota. Two weeks later, her mother died from peritonitis due to childbirth. This loss would shape Eileen’s personality for the remainder of her life. Her maternal and paternal grandparents, along with a host of aunts and uncles rallied together with her dad to care for the young child. After her dad remarried, Eileen became the oldest of six children. She attended Jarvis Bay School and graduated from Pine City High School in 1942. Eileen met Frank F. Rys at a dance at The Topic Ballroom in Pine City. They were united in marriage on Nov. 24, 1943, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City, while Frank was home on leave from the U.S. Army. They lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Seattle, Washington where Frank was stationed. Upon his deployment overseas during WWII, Eileen returned to Pine City and the family farm where she grew up. She and Frank purchased the family farm in 1945, beginning a 38 year farming career where they raised their five children. The couple instilled in their children the importance of God, hard work and the love of family. Her family meant the world to her. Eileen was actively involved in the farming activities, yet found time to make delicious meals, kept an immaculate house and was an avid baker, where she was known for her homemade parker house rolls, pies and kolaches. There was always time for coffee and

goodies when visiting the farm. Her sauerkraut and dumplings meal was sure to please the family. A lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, she was baptized, confirmed, married and actively served in various positions within the Council of Catholic Women until her health no longer allowed. She then enjoyed receiving weekly communion delivered to her home, and at Lakeside. In 1984, Eileen and Frank sold the family farm, moving to Glencoe, Minnesota for three years. Soon after returning to Pine City, Frank developed health problems. He passed away on Nov. 27, 1998, just three days after celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. Eileen stayed active, living on her own until 2015 when her mobility caused her to move to Golden Horizons Assisted Living, and later Lakeside Nursing Home. She suffered a stroke over Memorial Day weekend. Eileen is survived by her children: David and Cheryl Rys of Brooklyn Park, Ellen (Ron) Lauer of Rock Creek, LuAnn (Clint) Becker of Waltham, John Rys of Rock Creek, Tom (Nancy) Rys of Rock Creek; grandchildren Scott Rys, Nathan Rys, Kristofor (Megan) Moulton, Todd Becker, Jennifer (Jonathon) Halbesleben, Natalie (Anthony) Sorensen, Michael Rys, Michelle Rys, Jimmy Rys, Cami (Joey) Babolik; great-grandchildren Dylan and Kelsey Becker, Alex, Liesl and Oliver Halbesleben, Max, Carter and Madeline Sorensen, Macie, Milo and Melia Babolik; sister Eleanor Pawlicki of Glencoe; brother Bob Heinen of Mesa, Arizona. Eileen is preceded in death by her parents William and Anna Heinen; husband Frank Rys; siblings Darlene (Norm) Gildea, Claire (Marge) Heinen, Betty (Elgin) Kurtz; brother-in-law Don Pawlicki; sister-inlaw Juanita Heinen. Father Chuck Brambilla celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pine City. Interment took place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pine City. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

Rosemary Werner Rosemary Werner of Rush City passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Scandia House in Pine City at the age of 88. Rosemary (Singer) Werner was born at home on Feb. 7, 1930, to Joseph and Mary Ellen (Caroon) Singer in Rock Creek Township. She lived on the f family farm with h parents and her y younger brothers, Joseph and Will liam, until Joseph Sr. passed away when Rosemary was 6. Her mother remarried Fred Mans and blended t two families, the adding siblings Bernice, Ilene, Del lores, Donna Mae, Raymond, Donald and Margie. Her mother had two additional daughters, Eyvonne (Mans) Buckley and Carole (Mans) Henderson. Rose attended school in the Pine City area through the 8th grade at the Milburn School. Rosemary met Wilbur Francis Werner through working on their family farms. They kept in contact despite her moving to Minneapolis where she worked as a waitress for a short while. They were married on Oct. 29, 1948, in Pine City, but continued to live in Minneapolis. The couple lived in Grasston for a short while before purchasing the family farm in Rock Creek. Their four children are: Suzanne, Gary, Bob and Janine. Rosemary worked as a homemaker and helped on the farm driving the tractor, baling hay, gardening, crocheting and bead work while raising her children. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her sweets. Rosemary stayed on the family farm for several years after Wilbur passed away, until it got to be too much. She then moved to an assisted living in SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE 17

WORSHIP GUIDE Church of Christ 815 7th St. SW, Pine City 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Worship Service 4 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study. Contact: Greg Douvier 320-420-1302

Grasston Baptist Church 402 N. Oak St. Grasston, MN 55030 wwåw.grasstonbaptist.org info@grasstonbaptisit.org 320.396.2645 Worship Service 9:30am Sunday School 10:45am

Dale Evangelical Free Church 45268 Brunswick Rd, Harris, MN 763-689-5817 Pastor/Teacher Dr. Harvey Martin Sunday School, all ages 9:00 am Sunday Service 10:25 am www.daleefc.com Awana, Wed. 6:30-8:00pm Youth, Wed. 6:30-8:00pm

Hands for Pine City Outreach Church Meeting in Robinson Park all summer Sunday NIGHTS 5-6PM Pastors Julie & Brad Samuelson P.O. Box 164 PC 320-496-3009 Hands4PC@gmail.com Facebook fan page: Hands for Pine City Existing to be the hands of Jesus to Pine City

First Presbyterian Church 405 Main St. S., Pine City 320-629-3592 Rev. Rob Spahr www.firstprespinecity.org 10:00 a.m. Sunday School-all ages, No Sunday School-June-August 10:30 a.m. Worship Celebration Wednesday @ 6:15 p.m. Youth Group Grace Baptist Church 1 mile Southwest of Pine City on Fairway Road (next to I-35) 320-629-1374 Pastor Tim W. Stratton 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11:00 a.m. Preaching Service, 6:00 p.m. Evening Service. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible study, 6 p.m.7:30 p.m. Master Clubs for children ages 4 to 6th grade.

Henriette Community Church (Free Methodist) One mile North of Henriette on HWY 107 • 320-679-4875 Pastor Marvin Miller Sunday School, 9:00a.m.; Sunday morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Hinckley Seventh Day Adventist 550 1st St. NE, Hinckley 320-384-6167 Pastor: Carlos Rodriguez Services, Saturday, 11 a.m. Fellowship lunch 1st and 3rd Saturday following services.

Hope Lutheran Church Grasston Dean Oelfke, Pastor 320-396-3925 hopelutherangrasston.org Sunday Worship Service 11am Holy Communion first and third Sundays and festival days. Hustletown Community Church Non-denominational 17945 Blue Jay Ln. Pastor Bruce Thompson 320-225-9231 Sunday School, 10:15 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.

Living Hope Christian Center Pastor Jeremy Langmade Assembly of God 11914 Fairway Rd. SW, Pine City ¾ mile West of I-35 on Pokegama Lake Road 320-629-6136 Livinghopepinecity@gmail.com Sunday Mornings: Life Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m. Living Water Fellowship 915 W. 8th St. Rush City, MN Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Call 320-358-3818 for weekly Bible studies and youth activities.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 535 8th St. SW, Pine City 320-629-2935 Monsignor Alek Suchan www.icchurchpinecitymn.org office@icchurcpinecitymn.org Mass: Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 10 am, Confession: Saturday 4-4:30pm, Sunday 9:15-9:45am Journey North Church Current location: 840 Main St S, behind A&W. Pastor Tim Adams 320-629-6111 Sunday Services: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery, toddlers and KidVenture programs during both services. www.JourneyNorthChurch.com

Open Arms Church of God 406 Pine St., Grasston, MN 320-396-3373 Pastor Gene Sherrod Spirit Filled Worship Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Children’s ministry Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City 320-629-2985 Pastor Fred Hanson Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. Thursday Worship: 5:30 p.m. Children of Joy Summer camps: Call Lauren at ext 207 Picnic Church at Robinson Park: 6 p.m. Wednesdays (June 20 & 27; July 11, 18, and 25; August 8 and 15)

Pine City Evangelical Free Church 625 Golf Ave SW Pastor Joel Preston Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 9:15 a.m. Nursery (infant-3yrs) all morning Wednesdays: AWANA (Sept-Apr) 6 p.m.; Frontline (Youth Group), Jr & Sr High 6:00 p.m. Phone: 320-629-2584 Email: office@pcefc.com, www. pcefc.com St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 320-629-2935 19390 Ave, Beroun, MN Monsignor Alek Suchan Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. South Pine Baptist Church Meeting at Pine City Library Community Room 300 5th St SE, Pine City, MN Pastor Dennis Eng 320-336-9292 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7p.m. (Call for location) www.southpinebaptist.org Zion Lutheran Church 410 Main St. S, Pine City Worship 9 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Growing in Grace Preschool Mon-Wed- Fri a.m. Pastor Glen Kleppe 320-629-3683

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SUMMARY OF MINUTES OF THE PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. 6333 H C Andersen Alle, Askov, Minnesota Chair Steve Hallan called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Steve Chaffee, John Mikrot, Jr., and Matt Ludwig. Also present were County Administrator David Minke and County Attorney Reese Frederickson. Commissioner Josh Mohr was absent (excused). The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Chair Hallan called for public comment. There was no public comment. Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the amended Agenda. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 4-0. Commissioner Mikrot moved to approve the Minutes of the June 5, 2018 Special Meeting-Committee of the Whole (Legislative Update). Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 4-0. Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the Minutes of the June 5, 2018 board meeting and Summary for publication. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0. Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence Pine County Chemical Health Coalition Minutes – June 11, 2008 Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to acknowledge the Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0. Commissioner Chaffee moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda. Second by Commissioner Ludwig. Motion carried 4-0. Fund May 31, 2017 May 31, 2018 Increase(Decrease) General Fund (63,436) 258,530 321,966 Health and Human Services Fund (854,519) (457,053) 397,466 Road and Bridge Fund 1,720,978 4,125,032 2,404,053 Land Management Fund 2,196,401 2,203,225 6,824 TOTAL (inc nonmajor funds) 18,576,286 25,309,348 6,733,062 Approve a Premises Permit Application from the American Legion Post 51

to conduct Minnesota lawful gambling at the Floppie Crappie Lakeside Pub, 10762 Lakeview Shore Drive, Pine City, MN. Approve an Application to Conduct Excluded Bingo from the Kiwanis of Moose Lake to conduct Minnesota lawful gambling on August 30, 2018 at Doc’s Pavilion, 34427 Majestic Pine Dr., Sturgeon Lake, MN. Approve the following licenses: A. 3.2 licenses for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019: Duxbury Store, Ray & Marge’s Resort, and Duquette General Store B. Tobacco License -- through December 31, 2018: Dollar General Store #18905 C. 3.2 Temporary License: Jack Pine Riders All subject to Pine County Sheriff, Pine County Attorney, Township and State approval. Approve: Resolution 2018-32 for the conveyance of tax forfeited land to the City of Sandstone PIDs 45.5093.001, 45.5250.001, 45.5251.002, 45.5251.000, 45.5434.000, 45.5327.000 and 45.5341.000 for purpose of demolition of structures and clean up to correct blight conditions; and Resolution 2018-31 for the conveyance of tax forfeited land to the City of Pine City PIDs 42.0179.000 and 42.0205.000 (both parcels through a no charge Conditional Use Deed) for use of parks and open green space along with possible storm water and utility related infrastructure; and PID 42.5188.000 (Old Feed Mill for the appraised value of $1.00) (through purchase) for purpose of demolition of structures and clean up to correct blight conditions. Approve a Joint Powers Agreement between the State of Minnesota, acting through its Commissioner of Corrections, Department of Corrections, Work Release Unit and Pine County. The term of the agreement is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The State to pay $55 per day, per state offender, not to exceed $50,000. Approve an Agreement for Prosecution Services for violation of township ordinances between the Township of Arlone and Pine County for a one-year term—May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019; $100 per case file submitted to county attorney for review and/or charging of violations of township ordinances.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 17, 2015 MORTGAGOR: Allisa S. Boeke, single woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Guaranteed Rate, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded September 8, 2015 Pine County Recorder, Document No. A522624. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Guaranteed Rate, Inc.. Dated January 3, 2018 Recorded January 8, 2018, as Document No. A537750. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100196399008007245 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Guaranteed Rate, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Guaranteed Rate, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 130 6th Avenue Southeast, Pine City, MN 55063 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 425387000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 47, Original Townsite of Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pine ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $76,095.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $79,510.77 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: D e t e n t i o n Center, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City MN 55063 to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 41 and 42, Block 1, Frandsen’s Beaver View, Pine County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pine ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $89,037.29 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $79,391.58 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: D e t e n t i o n Center, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City MN 55063 to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 11, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: June 7, 2018 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 10 - 18-003937 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 11, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: June 4, 2018 Guaranteed Rate, Inc. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 9 - 17-008070 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 27, 2006 MORTGAGOR: James M. Larmore and Lauralee MaarteniesLarmore, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 31, 2006 Pine County Recorder, Document No. 452228. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CRMSI REMIC SERIES 2006-02 - REMIC PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-02. Dated June 11, 2014 Recorded June 17, 2014, as Document No. A515034. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Citibank, N.A. successor in interest by merger to Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 28434 Wilderness Retreat, Pine City, MN 55063 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 085114000 & 085115000

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 17, 2012 MORTGAGOR: Zachary A. Steltenpohl and Kelly Steltenpohl, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed June 8, 2012, Pine County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T-17348 on Certificate of Title No. 6949.0. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated April 24, 2018 Filed May 29, 2018, as Document No. T-19938. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1000730-0085144285-5 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Freedom Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 10777 White Pine Road South, Pine City, MN 55063 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 265231000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 18, Block 2, Snake River Estates, Pine County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pine ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $100,747.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $91,488.03 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: D e t e n t i o n Center, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City MN 55063 to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07.

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Authorize Child Protection Social Workers Jenny Morrison and Nicole Hart to attend the Stand Against Child Abuse Conference. Total Cost: $545. Authorize Assessor Office Clerk III Kim Kylander to attend the Summer Minnesota Association of Assessment Personnel (MAAP) workshop. Total Cost: approx. $295.64. Approve the hiring of part-time Court Security Officers Michael Manther and William Scheremet, effective June 20, 2018, $18.46 per hour, Grade 6. Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the recommendation of the Personnel Committee. Second by Commissioner Ludwig. Motion carried 4-0. Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2018-33 vacating the portion of Old County Highway No. 2 lying west of County State Aid Highway No. 9 located in Sections 27 and 34, Township 39 North, Range 21 West to Thomas L. Foster and Angela F. Foster. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 4-0. Motion by Commissioner Hallan to appoint Commissioner Josh Mohr as the Alternate County Representative to the Lower St. Croix One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) Policy Committee. Second by Commissioner Ludwig. Motion carried 4-0. Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to appoint Community Health Services Administrator Samantha Lo as the alternate representative to the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee. Second by Commissioner Ludwig. Motion carried 4-0. With no further business, Chair Hallan adjourned the meeting at 10:57 a.m. The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota. Stephen M. Hallan, Chair Board of Commissioners David J. Minke, Administrator Clerk to County Board of Commissioners The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us). Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office. Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12, 2018

TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 25, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: June 18, 2018 Freedom Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 46 - 18-003961 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2018

26, 2018 at 8am will hold one public hearing. 1) To consider Amendments made to Ordinance #18-01, Utility Billing, Building Permit Fees and Fire Billing Fees 2018 for the adoption of a New Dwelling Plumbing Inspection fee and Basement Finishing Inspection fee All proposed amendments to the ordinances are available for viewing at the City Hall office or on the Pine City website: pinecitygov.com All persons interested in being heard on these matters are encouraged to attend. By order of the City Council of the City of Pine City Kenneth Cammilleri City Administrator Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PINE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION City Hall Council Chambers 315 Main Street South Pine City, Minnesota NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on Tuesday, the 24th day of July, 2018 at 6:30 pm to take comments and consider the following requests: To hear a request by Rick Herzog for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial apartment in the building located at 500 – 3rd Avenue SE, Parcel ID 42.5196.000; To hear a request by Erica Morales to review the site plan for the commercial property located at 1120 Hillside Avenue, Parcel ID 42.0234.001. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. The details of the applications are on file and available for viewing in the Community Development Department in City Hall located at 315 Main Street South or by calling City Hall at 320629-2575. Lezlie Sauter Community Development Director Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12, 2018

NOTICE OF FILING NOTICE is hereby given that Affidavits of Candidacy for the following officers for the terms as set forth may be filed with the City Office of the City of Rock Creek. Filing opens July 31, 2018 and closes at 5PM on August 14, 2018. The filing fee for each office of candidacy is $2.00. Two City Council Seats: 4-year terms Mayor: 2-year term Sandra Pangerl City Clerk Administrator Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12, 2018

CITY OF PINE CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Pine City, at its meeting on Wednesday, July

NOTICE OF FILING FOR PINE CITY TOWNSHIP OFFICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to qualified voters of Pine City Township, Pine County, State of Minnesota, that filing for town office will be held for a two week period beginning Tuesday, July 31st and closing Tuesday, August 14th at 5:00 p.m. Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the Town Clerk at: Pine City Town Hall, 21977 St. Croix Rd., Pine City, during business hours which are Tuesday August 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applicants wishing to file for office outside of office hours may set an appointment by calling the Clerk at (651) 621-4049. Filing fee: $2.00 Office to be filled at the Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 General Election: Supervisor Seat A: 4 year term Supervisor Seat B: 4 year term Treasurer: 2 year term Pine City Township Clerk, Tammy Carlson Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12 and 19, 2018

NOTICE OF FILING CITY OF HENRIETTE Filing opens July 31, 2018 and closes August 14, 2018 at 5 PM. Offices open are: 4 year term: 1 Mayor & 2 Council 2 year term: 1 Council File with City Clerk at office 119 Main Street S, Henriette, MN 55036 Office hours 10 AM to 12:30 PM Mon-Thurs.; 3:00 PM to 5 PM Fri; 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM August 14, 2018; Phone 320-679-1138 Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12, 2018

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NOTICE Notice is hereby given that FILING FOR THE OFFICES OF TWO (2) COUNCILPERSONS FOR THE TERM OF FOUR (4) YEARS, AND ONE (1) FOR MAYOR FOR THE TERM TWO (2) YEARS. Filing will be open Tuesday July 31, 2018 and will close on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. FILING MUST BE MADE WITH THE CITY CLERK WITHIN THE PERIOD ALLOWED. Becky Conyers City Clerk/Treasurer City of Brook Park Phone/Fax: (320)679-1355 Address: PO Box 89 Brook Park, MN 55007 Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12 and 19, 2018 NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 0578 PINE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 578 shall begin on July 31, 2018, and shall close at 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. At that election, 3 members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. Affidavits of Candidacy are available in the District Office, 1400 Main Street South, Pine City, Minnesota. The District Office is open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The District Office will NOT be open for filing on Friday, August 3, 2018 or August 10, 2018. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018. Dated: July 9, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD Wally Connaker School District Clerk Independent School District No. 0578 (Pine City) State of Minnesota Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 12 and 19, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF PINE DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 58-PR-18-42 In Re: Estate of BARBARA M. SANDBERG, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) Notice is given that an Application for informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. No Will has been presented for probate. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed DANIEL R. SANDBERG, whose address is 312 Tyler Avenue, Hopkins MN 55343, to serve as the personal representative of the Decedent’s estate. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: LU ANN BLEGEN Registrar Digitally signed by Blegen, Lu

PINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S BLOTTER Ann (Pine Court Administrator) 2018.06.19 09:22:22-05’00’ Dated: LU ANN BLEGEN Court Administrator Digitally signed by Blegen, Lu Ann (Pine Court Administrator) 2018.06.19 09:22:42-05’00’ Filed in Tenth Judicial District Court 6/19/2018 9:29 AM Pine County, MN MICHAEL C. MJOEN PA MICHAEL C. MJOEN MN# 16057X 12800 WHITEWATER DR, STE 100 MINNETONKA MN 55343 Telephone: 952-943-3945 Facsimile: 952-943-3901 e-mail: mmjoen@cs.com ATTORNEY FOR APPLICANT Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 5 and 12, 2018 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF PINE TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 58-PR-18-48 Estate of Paul Rootkie NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Cary P. Rootkie, whose address is 715 7th Av. NE., Pine City, MN 55063 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days for the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be flied with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: LU ANN BLEGEN Registrar Digitally signed by Blegen, Lu Ann (Pine Court Administrator) 2018.06.22 16:22:45-05’00’ Dated: LU ANN BLEGEN Court Administrator Digitally signed by Blegen, Lu Ann (Pine Court Administrator) 2018.06.22 16:23:00-05’00’ Filed in Tenth Judicial District Court 6/22/2018 4:32 PM Pine County, MN Attorney for Personal Representative Name: Daniel R. Bina Firm: Bina & Guptil, LLC Street: 1639 Main St., N, Suite 1 City, State, ZIP: Pine City, MN 55063 Attorney License No: #020062 Telephone: 320-629-7708 FAX: 320-629-7724 Email: dbinaatty@gmail.com Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 5 and 12, 2018 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF PINE IN DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Type: Quiet Title Court File No. 58-CV-18-316 SUMMONS Ryan Patrick Kelley and Carrie Tiffany Kelley, Plaintiffs, Vs. Northview Bank, James Hady, John Hady, Mary Winter, Ann Bailey, Mary Anomalay, Patrick Mayer, James Mayer, John Mayer, Amy Thalacker, Carol Mayer, Anthony Mayer, Todd Hady, Cheryl Hady, also the unknown Heirs of Nell Hady, deceased, also the unknown Heirs of Bernard W. Hady aka Bernie W. Hady, deceased, and also the unknown Heirs of John E. Hady aka John Edwin Hady, deceased and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in the real estate described in the complaint herein, Defendants. THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: Northview Bank, James Hady, John Hady, Mary Winter, Ann Bailey,

Mary Anomalay, Patrick Mayer, James Mayer, John Mayer, Amy Thalacker, Carol Mayer, Anthony Mayer, Todd Hady, Cheryl Hady, and also the unknown Heirs of Nell Hady, deceased, also the unknown Heirs of Bernard W. Hady aka Bernie W. Hady, deceased, and also the unknown Heirs of John E. Hady aka John Edwin Hady, deceased and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in the real estate described in the complaint herein. 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file in the office of the court administrator of the above-named court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this summons located at: Ledin Hofstad Troth & Fleming, Ltd., 539 Main Street South, Pine City, MN 55063. 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Pine County, State of Minnesota, legally described as: Fractional West Half of Northwest Quarter, Section 31, Township 39 North of Range 21 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian according to the United States Government Survey, subject to highway easement, Pine County, Minnesota. The object of this action is to obtain an Order for the following relief: a. Determining that Plaintiffs are owners of the subject property as described above in fee simple, and that none of the Defendants have any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint. 557.03 NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 557.03, you are hereby served with notice that no personal claim is made against you and that any defendant upon whom this notice is served who unreasonably defends this action shall pay full costs to the plaintiff. Dated this 19th day of June, 2018. Ledin Hofstad Troth & Fleming, Ltd. /s/ Chelsie Troth Attorney for Plaintiff 539 Main Street South Pine City, MN 55063 (320) 629-7537 Attorney Reg. No. 0395709 Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 28, July 5 and 12, 2018

July 1 - 8 Theft, burglary, vandalism July 1, 2:04 p.m., report of damage to property, Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City. July 2, 7:56 a.m., report of property lost/ found, State Hwy. 107, Brook Park. July 3, 8:58 a.m., report of property lost/ found, Main St. S, Pine City. July 3, 1:23 p.m., report of MVA property damage, Main St. S, Pine City. July 4, 6:33 a.m., report of property lost/ found, 8th St. SW, Pine City. July 6, 12:49 p.m., report of theft, Cross Lake Rd., Pine City. July 6, 3:02 p.m., report of MVA property damage, Hillside Ave. SE, Pine City. July 7, 1:25 p.m., report of MVA property damage, 6th Ave. SE, Pine City. July 7, 2:17 p.m., report of shoplifting, Evergreen Sq. SW, Pine City. July 7, 5:03 p.m., report of theft, Linden Tree Rd., Grasston.

Miscellaneous July 1, 2:50 p.m., report of suspicious activity, Government Rd., Pine City. July 2, 11:16 a.m., report of assault, Cross Park Rd., Brook Park. July 2, 3:21 p.m., report of suicide threat, Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City. July 2, 7:18 p.m., report of ATV/SN ACC trail, Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City. July 3, 10:39 p.m., report of order violation, Main St. S, Pine City. July 4, 5:18 a.m., report of disturbance, Contrast Rd., Pine City. July 4, 9:27 p.m., report of disturbance, Johnson Ave. SE, Pine City. July 5, 7:45 p.m., report of harassment, Main St. S, Pine City. July 5, 8:01 a.m., report of personal injury accident, Forest Blvd., Pine City. July 5, 8:33 p.m., report of domestic disturbance, Johnson Ave. SE, Pine City. July 6, 7:08 p.m., report of suicide threat, Beroun Crossing, Pine City. July 6, 7:52 p.m., report of threats, 2nd Ave. SE, Pine City. July 7, 5:01 p.m., report of threats, Beroun Crossing, Brook Park.

Jail roster July 2, Santana Vessels, hold for other agency, probation violation. July 2, Natalie Lynn Baulos, writ, drugs- 5th degree controlled substance- possession. Released July 3. July 2, Darrin Robert Johnson, probable cause, domestic assault- misdemeanor. Released July 3. July 2, Jennifer Ann Lagrew, probable cause, pharmacy. Released July 3. July 2, Jessica Marie Lightfeather, writ, theft- theft of property. Released July 3. July 2, Timothy John Lindgren, probable cause, drugs- 5th degree controlled substance- possession. Released July 3. July 2, Shad Robert Rice, hold for other agency: failure to appear warrant. Released July 3. July 2, Nicole Cheri Skajewski, hold for other agency: arrest- felony warrant, fugitive from justice from other state. Released July 3. July 2, Samuel Joseph Richard St John, pre-trial supervision violation, domestic assault- felony. Released July 3. July 2, Amanda Lynn Thomas, probable cause, pharmacy. Released July 3. July 2, Thomas Gerald Walberg, probable cause, theft- take/use/transfer movable property- no consent; drugs- 5th degreepossess schedule 1,2,3,4,- not small amount marijuana. Released July 3. July 3, Brent Russel Rud, hold for other agency, probation violation.

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Pine City where she has resided for much of the past 10 years. She enjoyed bird watching, lunch outings, especially Pizza Hut, playing Bingo and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosemary is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Werner; son Bob Werner; brothers Joseph Singer and William Singer; half-sister Carrie; step-sisters Bernice, Ilene and Delores; step-brothers Raymond and Donald. She is survived by daughters Suzanne (Darrell) Johnson of Rush City, and Janine Weber of Blaine; son Gary Werner (Elena Wiss) of Rush City; daughter-in-law Lori Werner of Rush City; grandchildren Stacey Guse, Kristy (Tim) Cram, Cody (Bethany) Werner, Cole Werner, Conner Werner, Shawna (Josh) Griffin, Rob (Tiffany) Werner, Jacob Weber and Chelsea Weber; great-grandchildren Isabella and Colin Guse, Grace, Audrey, Noah, Josiah and Jacoby Cram, Addison, Dyson and Aubrey Griffin; extended family Donna Mae (Arnie) Johnson of Rock Creek, Margie Pavek of Hinckley, Vonnie (Richard) Buckley of Oakdale, Dick Henderson of Florida, Aggie Eull of St. Michael, Mae Singer of Coon Rapids and Marlene Singer of St. Michael. Deacon Gene Biever officiated at funeral services for Rosemary Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City. A time of visitation and reviewal was held Sunday, July 1, and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. A prayer service was held at 6:30 p.m. The interment took place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Pine City. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City – Olson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com.

BY SGT. NEIL DICKENSON MINNESOTA STATE PATROL

Would you please let me know the process for Q: reporting a family member that is an unsafe driver, when I don’t have a particular incident to report? There are several options for you to consider. A: 1 . Write and sign a letter to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) outlining specific concerns. • DVS will write the person and ask them to come in for an interview. • Based on the interview, the person can be requested to conduct a written and road test; submit a vision report; and/or submit a doctor’s statement verifying that they are physically qualified to drive within 30 days of the interview. • If no concerns arise during the interview — if the driver passes a road quiz and appears to be Ask A physically fine — they may not be required to do anything further to Trooper continue to drive. Neil Dickenson • If the person does not submit the requested statements or their vision/physical report is unsatisfactory, their driver’s license can be cancelled. • If the person is unable to pass the tests within the required time, their driver’s license is cancelled. 2. Law enforcement officers also can send a request for review to DVS if they identify a driver who they believe should either re-test or be checked by a doctor. 3. Talk to a family member’s physician to see if the doctor has noticed the same problems. If so, ask the doctor to submit a request for a written/ road test to DVS. If the physician believes the person is not physically qualified to drive, the doctor can notify the department to that effect and DVS can cancel the driver’s privileges. 4. DVS can allow the person to keep driving with increased limitations such as roadway speed, daylight only, certain times of the day or within a set limit of miles from his or her home. They can also require follow-up doctor’s exams. Here is a link to the form: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/DL-Request-Examination-of-Driver.pdf Information can be sent to: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES DRIVER EVALUATION UNIT 445 MINNESOTA ST., SUITE 170 ST. PAUL, MN 55101-5170

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The following students have been named to the 2018 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: Lauren M. Worlickey of Hinckley; Nicholas J. Gohman, Jedediah J. Johnson, Ariel B. Ramstad and Samuel A. Roberto, all of Pine City; Elizabeth C. Ring and Alison C. Ryan of Sturgeon Lake.

Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is pleased to announce Hinckley residents Parker Klar, AA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors, and Emily Szymanski, AAS, Equine Science Riding/ Training, Honors, were among the spring semester 2018 graduates.

Having achieved a semester grade point average of 3.667 or higher, Ruth Rike of Pine City has been named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at St. Catherine University. She is the daughter of Glen and Brenda Rike.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Eric Paget of Pine City who was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

St. Cloud State University graduated more than 1,120 students during spring semester 2018. Included among the graduates were Braham resident Samuel Stigen, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Certificate, Professional Selling Specialization; Brook Park resident Alan Hancock, Bachelor of Elective Studies, Liberal Studies; Pine City resident Shelby Sim, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude.

I have a short box pick-up. A friend wanted Q: me to carry two 12-foot aluminum boats he had purchased. Being as they would have extended far past my seven foot or less truck bed, I declined thinking it was too long to be legal. Was I correct? What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?

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404 GARAGE SALES 2 Large Moving /Garage sale on Pokegama Lake. Furniture, wood working tools, hardware, household items. (1) 15133 Maple Knoll Rd. (2) 14153 Tanglewood Lane.Wednesday, Thursday, Friday July 18th-20th Garage Sale Friday July 13 8:30am-5pm, Saturday July 14 8:30am-2pm. Furniture, Household dishes, decorations, misc. & pictures. 743 Chadwood Lane SW Pine City.

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Homes in Hugo, Dellwood, White Bear, Wyoming, North Branch, Harris, Stanchfield, Pine City, Brook Park $250 Sign on Bonus Starting wages range $12.00 to $17.00/hr. Weekend differentials, Overnight differentials Year-end bonus Paid training Medical, Dental, 401(k), Paid Personal Leave We have full-time, part-time, and relief positions available Community Living Options provides 24-hour residential care and supervision to adults and children with intellectual developmental disabilities, mental health and medical challenges. For interview call Polly @ 651-237-1087 or email: Trainer@clomail.com Apply online at CLO-MN.com

NOW ENROLLING Scofield Nursing Asst. Classes starting July 9 & Aug. 1 Call 763-331-2290 for more information and to register. Reimbursement for tuition upon employment. Scofield Nursing Assistant Training Center Group Progressive Living Solutions is a local North Branch residential adult foster care provider supporting high functioning adults with mental illness and other disabilities. Looking for kind and caring staff to assist us in our supportive, fun, and laid-back social environment. No physical cares or restraining actions required. Offering a competitive hourly wage, paid training, annual bonus, and a $500.00 new hire bonus. Now hiring for 3:00pm – 10:15pm Direct Care positions and 10:00pm – 7:30am Awake Overnight positions with rotating weekends. Please call to discuss this opportunity! (651) 277 - 7777

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DRIVER WANTED: CDL plus clean driving record and current health card a must. Kanabec County area trash routes. Full health and vacation ILULÄ[ZH]HPSHISL(WWS`PU person at 225 E. George St., Ogilvie, MN 56358

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We have added new routes & need more local drivers for our Ramsey Team! We want CDL Drivers that can drive LCOAL routes & be HOME every night. SAFETY focused work environment. STABLE industry=stable work. 52 hrs. average per week. 401(k) match + other great benefits. Over 90% of our drivers come from current employee referrrals!

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FT Transportation Manager Starting pay $22.14/hour Full benefits Manages daily transit operations within Pine & Carlton County and Hermantown. Duties include supervising, recruiting and evaluating employees. Also schedules drivers & vehicles. Offices in Pine City and Sandstone. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or commensurate education. Minimum 4 years supervisory experience. Apply at aeoaess.aeoa.org/careers Job requires a CDL If your application is accepted, Arrowhead Transit will provide and pay for the training you need to obtain your professional commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Apply online at www.WasteConnections.com Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans)

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DAVE’S FLOOR SANDING Looking for Carpenters, Recoaters & Sanders. Full Benefits available. $16-$22/hr. depending on experience

612-723-6188 Field Technician Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation MN-Pine City Job Description Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group is seeking a Field Tech in Pine City, MN. Responsibilities include: • Repair and service domestic appliances including HVAC equipment. • Promote and sell non-regulated services (Service Choice). • Perform maintenance, repair, construction and emergency response on gas transmission and distribution systems and provide operational support to install, remove, read and replace gas meters, investigate gas leaks and carbon monoxide calls, complete meter routines and activities such as turn offs, collections and turn ons. • On call/standby 24X7 on a rotating basis. Minimum Qualifications Field Tech IV • Valid driver’s license • Less than 1 year - Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principals. • Less than 1 year - Familiarity with customer service/sales experience • Less than 1 year - Repair and service of appliances/HVAC, both gas and electric heating appliances and related equipment for residential and commercial customers. Field Tech III • High School Diploma, HSED, or GED • Valid driver’s license • 1+ years - Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principals • 1+ years - Familiarity customer service/sales experience

• 1+ years - Repair and service of appliances/ HVAC, both gas and electric heating appliances and related equipment for residential and commercial customers. Field Tech II • High school diploma, HSED, or GED • valid driver’s license • 1+ years - Installation, repair and service of appliances, both gas and electric heating appliances and related equipment for residential and commercial customers. • 1+ years - Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles • 1+ years - Customer relations, customer service and sales experience • 1+ years - Familiarity with natural gas distribution systems, gas meter maintenance and repair • 1+ years - Computer experience This is a job family posting where experience will be the determining factor in level a candidate is hired into. Preferred Qualifications Technical Degree Employee Value Proposition Interested candidates must apply online no later than the Job Expiration Date indicated below. We reserve the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary. Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is a regulated natural gas utility serving more than 232,000 customers in Minnesota. All qualified candidates, including minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Job Expires July 23, 2018

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