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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Volume 95; Number 2


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Clinton and LouClare Johnson celebrate 73 years together

Pictured are: front, LouClare and Clinton Johnson. Second row, Betty and Bonnie. Back row: Larry and Bev. By Rin Porter Surrounded by four of their six children, many of their 19 grandchildren, and lots of greatgrandchildren, Clinton and LouClare Johnson of Eagle Bend celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last Saturday at their home. The Johnsons have lived on their farm south of town for 70 years, moving there in 1941. Clintons parents, Charles and Anna Johnson, who were born in South Dakota, rented the same farm for several years before Clinton and LouClare bought it. LouClares parents, Norris and Mable Thorud, farmed about a mile away from where she lives Continued on page 16.

By Rin Porter At its June 13 regular meeting, the Eagle Valley School Board learned from high school principal Barry Johnson that the district has won a $30,000 grant from Project Lead the Way. Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Middle schools and high schools applied for the grants through PLTWs STEM Implementation Fund (PSIF) that requires schools to prove their commitment to preparing students for jobs of the 21st century. PLTW partners with leading U.S. industries, professional associations, private and family foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to provide funding to schools through the PSIF. Minnesota schools will begin offering PLTWs STEM education courses, including Gateway To Technology and Pathway To Engineering, in Fall 2011. Only about 20 schools in Minnesota were selected for the STEM curriculum grants for 2011-2012. These schools will join the 185 Minnesota schools already in the program. Schools can receive additional funding in succeeding years if they apply and are approved. The EV districts grant will come from 3M and the Kern Foundation. Mr. Johnson said in a tele-

EV School District wins $30,000 grant from Project Lead the Way
phone interview that the money received this year will likely go to curriculum, special training for teachers, and special books. We havent decided definitely how to spend the money yet. Well likely launch a couple of classes at the high school this fall, and after that at the middle school, if we receive additional funding. Weve been told we are eligible for middle school funding and we will request that, he said. The EV district already has much of the equipment needed for the program. Also during the meeting Gene Booker gave an update on the cleaning, remodeling, and classroom moving activities going on at the Clarissa building in preparation for the relocation of the high school curriculum from Eagle Bend to Clarissa beginning this fall. He said the cafeteria had been cleaned and painted, and work on the offices of the elementary principal and three teachers classrooms had been finished. The office of the high Continued on page 16.

Browerville Days is June 24, 25

The Grand Parade on Saturday The 2011 Browerville Days will kick evening will feature many floats. off with the Senior Citizens Party at Including Browerville Alumni, Area the Liquor Store beginning at 1pm. At Fire Departments, Antique cars and this time the 2011 Senior King and Kids Games tractors, and of course, candy! Queen will be announced. Who will replace Ed and Alice Steinmnetz, the 2010 royalty,? Come and find out. See inside pages for a complete list of this years events.

The Swimming Pool Games on Friday offer plenty of fun for both children and parents.

WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT


Wed. June 22 Showers 59/53 Thur. June 23 Partly Cloudy 68/52 Fri. June 24 Partly Cloudy 73/54 Sat, June 25 Partly Cloudy 73/56 Sun. June 26 Partly Cloudy 75/59 Mon. June 27 T-Storms 75/58 Tue. June 28 Partly Cloudy 71/57

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PEOPLE PAGE
June 14, 2011 Jaime Miller and Jeff Schneider, Annandale, boy, Benjamin Alan, 6 lbs 10 oz, June 16, 2011 Lauren Quam and Josh Denny, Bertha, boy, Kyle Dennis, 5 lbs 14 oz, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obituary

Central Lakes College spring honors list


Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, announced its 2011 spring semester honors lists. The President's List includes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75-4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits . The Dean's List includes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25-3.74. Presidents List: Browerville, Joshua Leprince; Alek Paskewitz; Deans List: Browerville, Ashley Abrahamson; Eli Busch; Kraig Motzko; Monique Quistorff; LaToya Ross-McRae

Linda Sovich, 48, St. Cloud, formerly of Browerville, passed away after a short illness, with family at her side, at the St. Cloud Hospital on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Linda was born Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1962 in Browerville to George and Louise (Klimek) Sovich. She graduated from Browerville High School in 1980 and then moved to St. Cloud. Linda enjoyed crafts, (making her own greeting cards), listening to music and she liked to watch reruns of "Touched By An Angel" and the Minnesota Twins. Linda loved to spend time with her nieces, nephews, family and friends, especially "Little Grandma" Mary Sovich. Linda is survived by her siblings, Anthony (Kae), St. Louis Park, George J. (Margaret), Browerville, Richard, Sauk Centre, Alvina, Waite Park, Jerome (Dani), Clarissa, Jane (Randy) Reed, Long Prairie and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and special friends Karen Muellner and Carole Dahmen. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, infant sister Rita, and sister-in-law Delores.

plastic shopping bag inside out and scoop up the specimen with the bag. Place the specimen in a freezer as soon as possible. If a freezer is not available, place the specimen in a cooler, surrounded by ice. It is important to deliver the specimen as soon as possible to a local DNR office, because it is otherwise unlawful to possess loons. All loons need to be labeled with the date, name of the county, lake and nearest town where it was found, along with name, address and telephone number of the person who found the loons. More information about general guidelines for safe handling of wild birds is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/wate rfowl/avian_flu.html. For more information or to locate the DNR office, call the DNR Information Center at 651-2966157 or toll-free at 888-646-6367.

Looking Back
50 years ago - June 22, 1961
The Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill increasing state park permits from one dollar to two dollars beginning in 1962. Swimming lessons at Lake Charlotte will begin Tuesday June 27. Busses will leave from the old watertower at 1 pm.

Help spark American Red Cross blood supply this summer


The Independence Day holiday will surely ignite many spectacular fireworks extravaganzas, and the American Red Cross is also counting on a spark of donors to boost the blood supply. All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. During the holiday week and throughout the summer donations tend to dip, but the need for blood is constant. While all blood types are needed during the critical summer months, Rh negative blood types are always in high demand because they potentially can be transfused to

patients with Rh positive or Rh negative blood types. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type. To show appreciation to those who help save lives near the upcoming Independence Day holiday (June 27 July 6), all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers in the North Central region will automatically be entered for a chance to win a portable Garmin GPS unit. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or drivers license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Bentley Ann Marcyes

Lonnie and Chelsea Marcyes along with Big Brother Jackson are proud to announce the arrival of Bentley Ann, who was born June 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm at Lakewood Health System Staples. Bentley weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Rick and Lisa Bauer of Browerville and Sheldon "Butch" and Leona Marcyes of Clotho.

Milestones
Happy Birthday this week to: June 22: Alice Steinmetz, Cecelia Dirkes, Veronica Booker, Robert Salber, Greg Chock, Ryan Spandl, Geneva Hoemberg, Branden Buermann; June 23: Matthew Bounds, Jason Zigan, Brittany Ziegler, Mac Asmus, Pam Irsfeld; June 24: Rochelle Rech, Linda Kolles, Jessica Callahan, Bonnie Edelbrock, Noah Noska, Jim Fisher;

25 years ago - June 26, 1986


Kristie Stepaniak was crowned Miss Browerville; First Runner Up was Barb Lisson and Second Runner Up was Allison Hilts Denny Steinmetz and Leo Reamer caught a 4 lb. 4 oz. Bass, a Walleye, and a 7 lb, 12 oz, Northernson Turtle Lake. Elwood Rolfs caught a 10 lb Northern on Big Lake.

June 25: Ray Goertz, Benita Motzko; June 26: Dan Becker, Karen Benning, Robert Zimprich, Kelli Zimprich, Lori Cherhart, Mitchell Gmyrek; June 27: Ray Bemis, Sharen Petersen, Neal Katterhagen, Mark Lucas, David Goertz, Duane Ulick, Ann Voller, Hilda Hector, Donna Smith; June 28: Lisa Korell, Lyle Winter, Nancy Mimbach, Sis Loven, Kayla Ulick, Brea Rasmussen Happy Anniversary this week to: June 22: Ivan and Cheri Gritz; June 23: Ron and Sheila Motzko; June 24: Vern and Dodie Olson; June 25: Steve and Kathy Kobliska; June 26: Jeremy and Angie Tyrrell; June 27: Ivan and Connie Cebulla, Leon and Geneva Hoemberg; June 28: Dale and Connie Becker

Volunteers can help protect the future of Minnesotas loon population


A statewide study is being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help ensure the continued health of Minnesotas state bird, the common loon. Boaters, anglers and lakeshore owners are being asked to pick up dead loons for testing to help biologists discover the major causes of death. Minnesotas loon population is about 12,000 birds, and the numbers appear stable, according to Pam Perry, DNR nongame wildlife specialist and the loon watcher coordinator. Past studies on the common loon were limited to looking for mercury contamination, said Perry. This effort will help answer questions about why loons die. Is it trauma, mercury, lead, disease or effects from the Gulf oil spill? If some of these causes are preventable, the DNR can develop strategies to reduce loon mortality. The DNR is asking for help in collecting recently dead loons without signs of decomposition. Obviously, rotten loons should not be collected. To collect a specimen for testing, people should use disposable gloves to put the dead loon in a plastic bag. Try to avoid barehanded contact when handling dead animals. If gloves are not available, turn a

Marriage Licenses
Nicholas N. Huls, St. Cloud, and Amanda K. Knapper, St. Cloud Justin R. Wawrzyniak, Bertha, and Brittney M. Kimber, Bertha Dustin J. Pickar, Burtrum, and Kylie M. Rardin, Burtrum Christopher W. Bostic, Hewitt, and Vanessa A. Hendrickson, Hewitt

Births
Lakewood Health System
Jessica and Jay Ross, Brainerd, boy, Aiden Jon, 7 lbs 8 oz, June 12, 2011 Sarah and Steven Jennissen, Staples, boy, Liam John, 9 lbs 10 oz, June 12, 2011 Quinnel Arthur and Dewayne Steward, Staples, girl, Zaviera Star, 7 lbs 8 oz, June 13, 2011 Natasha Peden and Andrew Bingham, Staples, girl, Alivia Ruth, 7 lbs 2 oz, June 13, 2011 Melissa and Ryan Bartylla, Staples, girl, Tenley Mei, 8 lbs 6 oz,

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HAPPENINGS
Quilt Show
A quilt show will be held during Browerville Days, Saturday, June 25, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Browerville Community Center. If you have a handmade, antique, or special quilt you would like to display, please bring it to the Community Center between 9 and 10 am on the 25th. Any information about the quilt would be welcome. To find out more call Barb Spychalla at 320-594-2954. Minnesota waters. The DNR is ramping up the battle to stop the spread of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species, said Luke Skinner, supervisor, DNR invasive species unit. The video shows boaters how to clean and inspect their boats and explains the new, stronger regulations. The four-minute video features underwater footage of zebra mussels, takes viewers along on a boat inspection at Lake Minnetonka and provides tips for doing a thorough cleaning that will keep boaters legal. Its about personal responsibility, Skinner said. We need all boaters and anglers to watch the video and help us in the battle to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species. The video is available on the DNRs website www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/invasives/index.html.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Browerville City Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Browerville City Hall

Ice Fishing? Now?


Nothing could be further from most people's minds right now than temperatures cold enough to make the lakes hard enough to walk on again. But for some of us, there is never a better time to be thinking about where we'll be fishing come December. The next time you are out on the lake, take a few Kevin Winkler seconds to really look at what is going on around you. As folks move around the lake in their boats from one place to the next looking for fish it never looks like much of a hassle to just pull up the anchor and move to the next spot. You'll see boats out drifting the flats, and people trolling the edge of a weed line or a break. And others inching their way around a rock pile trying to jig around every little bump on the bottom. As you're looking at the hundreds if not thousands of places people are fishing, try and imagine the lake frozen with eight inches of snow, replace the boats with fish houses in your mind and try to remember that mental picture in six months. Some of you might be thinking, "Wouldn't it just be easier to take a photo, or even mark a waypoint in the GPS?" But that's not my point here at all. My point is, 75% of the people you see running and gunning around the lake in the summer on the hunt for fish are many times the same people you hear complaining about people fishing too close to their big cozy permanent fish house. They'll tell you all about "finding" a new secret spot (among 50 other houses) and talk about how nice the fish were before everyone else moved in on them. As the piles of slush from the holes get bigger and bigger outside the door of their shack, they contemplate cranking up that condo and finding a new spot, just as soon as someone plows a fresh path. So now is the time to really plan ahead for the ice! It starts with that very first 4-5 inches when some brave soul jumps on a wheeler and makes that first track. Have you ever noticed how the first path usually ends up being the main road all winter? Try it if you have some time this year. As you are out there in your boat, think about that road everyone drives on each year to and from the ice village. Try and drive that path with your boat. Look at all the great fishing right along that path. I know of more than one local lake that puts the traffic right over some of the best fishing in the lake. People drive back and forth right prime winter habitat, but who would want to punch a hole there? Hundreds of cars, trucks, wheelers and snowmobiles would pass your front door every day. If only the road had turned just a little where it started first ice it could miss some of those areas and provide more ice fishing villages to many lakes. So, are you ready for ice fishing? I know I am! Open water has just started and I'm already wondering why some people on personal watercraft figure that I was just begging for them to wake up and come all the way over by me and show me their stunning tricks. Summer fishing just wouldn't be the same if I couldn't share five acres of water with a PWC on a 3,000 acre lake. But then again, I smile and think about ice fishing, because most of time, the only sound around me for a mile or more will be old man winter and the distant purr of someone else's auger.

Todd County Drop-In Center


Fri. June 24: 10 am - 1 pm, Potluck Picnic @ Pine Grove Park Sat. June 25: 2 - 5 pm, Karaoke Tue. June 28: 3:30 - 6 pm, Members meeting

Tri-County Health Care Earns CALS Designation


Tri-County Health Care has been designated a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital. Minnesotas CALS program provides advanced life-support education to rural health care providers. The first CALS program was developed in Minnesota in 1996 as a result of collaboration among emergency medicine and family physicians, rural practitioners and academic specialists, and nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, paramedics and others. The CALS program has gone on to be adopted in much of the United States, in parts of Canada and throughout the world. For more information, contact Deb Zacharias, ER Nursing Supervisor, at (218) 632-8767.

One World, Many Stories


Children ages 3-12 are invited to a presentation of One World, Many Stories taking place at the Long Prairie Public Library, Thursday, June 23, 4 to 4:45 p.m. GREAT Theatre will present this interactive music play featuring folk tales and music from Germany, Mexico, Arabia, Turkey and China. Attendance is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, please visit or call the library at 320-7322332. Long Prairie Public Library Hours: Mon. 2-8, Tue. 10-6, Wed. 28, Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-1

Bear lottery results now available


New lottery results are available for hunters who applied for a 2011 Minnesota bear hunting permit. Results are available online at mndnr.gov/hunting/bear. People who checked results online prior to June 6 should re-check their status. Successful lottery winners will be notified by mail later this month. Selected hunters who don't purchase a license by the deadline will forfeit their license. As a result of a new rule implemented by DNR, bear lottery winners must purchase their license by July 29, however this may change to Aug. 1 depending on the passage of new legislation. Check the DNR website in July for more information. A total of 7,050 licenses are available in 11 permit areas this year. In 2010, hunters purchased 7,086 of the 9,500 licenses available, harvesting 2,699 bears. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reran the lottery after a computer-related error resulted in incorrect preference information being used to determine winners.

Learn Landscape Pop-Up Bookmaking


Adults, teens and children 9 and older are invited to learn about Landscape Pop-Up Bookmaking at the Eagle Bend Public Library Thursday, June 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Younger children should be accompanied by an adult to assist with cutting.) An artist will be on hand to help participants create a simple portrait or tower base that transforms into animals, real or fanciful. Explore a variety of pop-up techniques to create a landscape scene. Attendance limit is 25 and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Eagle Bend library at 218-7384590. Eagle Bend Library Hours: Mon. 10-5, Tue. 10-5, Thurs. 4-7, Sat. 9-12

Lakewood Foundation distributes more than 800 free bicycle helmets


The Lakewood Health System Foundation recently distributed 844 bicycle helmets to area children through its annual Helmets Worth Wearing program. A total of 526 helmets were given away at Lakewoods Staples, Motley, Pillager, Eagle Bend, and Browerville clinics. This year the program also distributed an additional 318 helmets to area kindergarten classes in Staples, Eagle Bend/Clarissa, Motley, Browerville, Pillager, Verndale and BerthHewitt. In addition to properly fitting each child with their free helmet, Foundation staff and volunteers also handed out important bicycle safety tips. To learn more, contact Heidi Chapman at 218-894-8503 or e-mail heidichapman@lakewoodhealthsystem.com. Foundation donations can also be made online at www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com

Sunday Brunch
June 26, July 10, July 31

218-738-5155
31886 County Rd 3 Eagle Bend

10 am - 1 pm

DAILY SPECIALS
Tue - Peel -n- Eat Shrimp/Wings Fri - 2 Meat Smorgasbord - 5-9 pm
- Surf & Turf & Prime Rib

Boaters: DNR video explains new aquatic invasive species laws


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has produced an instructional video that explains the states new aquatic invasive species laws and shows boaters what they are required to do when leaving

Supper Club
Open 5 pm - 9 pm

Sat - Prime Rib Sun - Chefs Choice

Browerville Days Golf Special


9 Holes w/Cart $20- 6/24 & 25

Peggys Potpourri
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness is 28%, the percentage of North America that is wilderness is 38%. The holiday with the most collect calls...Fathers Day. French author Michel Thaler wrote a 233 page book with no verbs. All of Queen Anne's 17 children died before she did. Apocolocynopsis is the fear of being turned into a pumpkin. More people are killed by teddy bears than grizzly bears. (As in, choking on plastic noses) Creepy. The liquid inside a young coconut can be used as a replacement for blood plasma. More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a French kiss. A snail can sleep for three years. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.....Unknown

Oriental Asperagus
1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces 1/4 c. chopped red sweet pepper 1 t. cornstarch 1 T. teriyaki sauce 2 t. water 1-1/2 c. fresh mushrooms 1 onion, cut into thin wedges 2 T. butter 1/4 t. pepper 1 T. dry sherry 2 T. cashew halves

Place asparagus in steamer basket over, but not touching, gently boiling water. Cover; reduce heat. Steam for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, onion, and sweet pepper. Cover; steam for 2 to 5 minutes more or until crisp-tender. Remove basket; discard liquid. In the same saucepan melt margarine or butter; stir in cornstarch and pepper. Add teriyaki sauce, sherry, and the water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return vegetables to saucepan; toss gently to coat. Heat through. Top each serving with cashews. Makes 4 sidedish servings. Make-Ahead Tip: Cut up asparagus, mushrooms, onion, and sweet pepper. Cover and store asparagus in one container and mushrooms, onion, and sweet pepper in another container in the refrigerator up to 8 hours.

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OPINIONS
Prevented planting
windbreak and an annual food source nearby. Supplemented with bird or squirrel feeders, it is surprising the number of animals that will stay around all winter for viewing enjoyment. Larger food and cover plots are planted for quail, pheasants, and turkeys as well as to help maintain a deer population on a property. Each year, my family and I plant several acres in different places for different species. Quail in our area are almost extinct. Twenty years ago, we were able to see several coveys of quail per mile. Now, its unusual to see one covey in ten miles. Most of this is due to the increase in predators such as raccoons when the price of fur went down. Part is also due to loss of habitat. Quail like brush or shrubs near an open area. The cover over them protects from arial attack and the open pasture allows them to dart out for a quick morsel of food and run back to the cover of the shrubs. Weve planted a few hundred low bushes that provide cover and produce berries the quail can eat during the winter when the ground is snow covered. We also mow next to these bushes and along the edge of the timber so they can feed in the short grass. So far, weve seen minimal numbers of quail taking advantage of our help, but we still keep trying. At least in our area, deer and turkey are much easier to attract and keep happy. Rolling hills with scattered hardwood timber combined with open pasture provides natural cover. Adding a food plot in the mix makes a happy home that will keep the local wildlife in our area and keep them healthy. We try to plant feed that will last all winter. Some attempts have been more successful than others. An acre of wheat planted in a clearing in the timber last year lasted until it started to head out. As soon as a person could see the heads forming, a large group of marauding deer stopped by and ate the whole thing in a couple of days. We reseeded the area with turnips and had much more success. Ive found the best and longest lasting food plot will contain a variety of clovers, beans, peas, and turnips. A bit of added corn will help the turkeys during the times of deep snow if the deer do not eat it all before it can produce corn. Several food plots scattered over a wide area are probably better than one big one. Deep snow might concentrate animals, so it is safer to have several places for them to go. The only challenge we now face is having a break in the weather to get out and get the work done. My wife has even said the next time it quits raining for a day or two, she will mow the lawn so I can get the food plots planted.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A letter from the country


Dear friends, Hope all you dads had a great Fathers Day. Sonny spent most of the afternoon spraying weeds, not a lot of fun, but necessary. Andy, Ruth and the kids came over in the afternoon with cards the kids had made for Grandpa. Very special when little ones take the time to make a card. We had some peach cobbler and ice cream and the little ones had popsicles too. I forgot what a mess those can be on a summer day. Oh well, nothing that wouldnt wash was touched and a trip to the sink and a little soap and water fixed up the hands, arms and faces. Friday I stopped at Cherry Grove Market to check out all the goodies at their grand opening. It was really busy when I was there, and there were lots of food samples to try, as well as picking up some of the tried and true things I like to keep on hand. We love their homemade soaps; they make nice gifts too. Of course, Sonny, Mom and I had to have a hard ice cream cone. I had a small and it was really pretty big. Sonny had a medium size, which was even bigger. I dont know how big the large size is, but Im sure it would be way more than I could handle. The store is a nice addition to the area, they have lots of items that are not available elsewhere, and great little sandwich making deli spot. The summer has been a little like a rain forest so far. Our lawn has never had such lush thick grass. Its hard to keep up with it between rain and work. We will have to get a grandson over there this week, as soon as possible, or we will have a hayfield. My flowers are doing well, and so are the weeds. The mosquitoes are so vicious now, its hard to spend any time outdoors at all, and going out to pull weeds just isnt enough incentive for me to get all bit up. I have been spending my evenings (when I get the chance) working on baby quilts. I really enjoy making them and with new babies continuing to arrive in the family I have a good excuse for sitting and stitching instead of weeding or dusting. If I ever get ahead on the baby quilt projects maybe I will be able to put a few up for sale. I so enjoy making them and would like to continue even when the grandkids stop coming. Tonight, Monday, we are going to celebrate my oldest granddaughters 20th birthday. I cant believe I have a grandkid out of her teens! Where did the time go? Im sure her parents feel the same way. It certainly doesnt seem like it was 20 years ago that she was born. I remember it so well, and the first baby quilt I made was for her. She loved it and dragged it all over with her, until it was nothing but a rag. It has been suggested that I make her another to replace it, but so far there are enough new babies arriving so I just seem to be able to keep even with the demand. Best go finish the paper. Peggy

By Walter Scott Spring is the time we think of planting everything from gardens to crops. Outdoorsmen are seriously involved in planning and planting food and cover plots for wildlife. This year has held many challenges for anyone trying to plant. It seems we have been deluged with rain at least every other day for forty days and forty nights, perhaps even longer. If any day has gotten dry enough to even think about planting my food plots, I have had to mow the lawn or do some other mundane but necessary chore. Food plots have been put on hold. People plant different types of food plots for different reasons. Small backyard areas can provide winter cover and a source of food for songbirds and small mammals such as rabbits and squirrels. Many people living in town or on small acreages will often plant a permanent

Letter to the Editor


Being a coward should never happen
To the editor: This is to the person who ran over my little dog Magnus in front of our home on Conty Raod 16 around 9:30 PM on Sunday, June 19th. I realize that accidents happen and that Magnus was up on the road where he should not have been. I accept full responsibility for that and I'm not angry with you about that. What I am angry about is the fact that you were fully aware that you hit him and yet, you just kept going and left him to lay on the side of the road to die, screaming in pain and fear. I know you were aware because I saw you slow down just after you hit him. The human and responsible thing to do would be to pull over if anything, just to see if you could have given aid to the poor dog or come to the house and let us know what happened. As it was, we were sitting right out front by our campfire and heard the whole thing happen. I'm not going to let you know whether Magnus is alive or dead. That's for our friends to know, not you. As I said before, accidents happen. But, being a coward should never happen. Shame on you. Dr. Dean & Amy Grabinger, Browerville

Pete Berscheit, Veteran Service Officer 347 Central Ave Suite 3, Long Prairie, MN 56347 pete.berscheit@co.todd.mn.us 320-732-4419

St. Cloud VA Announces 2011 Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt


The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota National Guard, Camp Ripley, will hold the 20th Annual Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt October 4-6, 2011, at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls. The Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt is available for physically disabled Veterans who receive outpatient treatment from the VA, or are eligible for VA care and cannot hunt during the regular firearms season. Limited space is available. Applications will be taken June 20, 2011 through July 22, 2011. Applicants should contact Dennis Erie at 320 255-6394 or email dennis.erie@va.gov for application instructions.

Remember Browerville Days this weekend Lots of food, fun, music and activities for everyone See you there!!
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Free Admission for Military Personnel at Valley Fair


Valleyfair is honoring our Hometown Heroes over Fourth of July Weekend with free admission for all active or retired Military personnel. Military personnel may present proof of service at any Valleyfair entrance turnstile to receive free admission. Free admission is valid on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, 2011. Regularly discounted military admission tickets are also available for family members of military personnel.

Cabela's Hometown Heroes Celebration


Cabelas in Rogers, MN is offering their employee discount to active military, Veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel as their way of saying thanks from June 29 - July 1

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LEGAL NOTICES
6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 06-23-2011 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS 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: October 18, 2010 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-104410 Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, July 07, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: February 14, 2011 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-104410 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: Wendy Oien Sanchez Shapiro & Zielke, LLP 12550 West Frontage Road, Suite 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 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 the County of Todd, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/2 NE 1/2) of Section Seven (7), Township One Hundred Thirty-two (132) North, Range Thirty-two (32) West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Todd County, Minnesota. The object of this action is to foreclose upon the Mortgage recorded as Document No. 456578 and to foreclose upon the above-referenced Property. If

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 09/22/2008 MORTGAGOR(S): Michael Lee Holmquist and Jamisty Holmquist, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB SERVICER: Bank of America, N.A. MORTGAGE ID #: 10013370003375741-3 DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 03, 2008, Todd County Recorder, Document No. 459467. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Dated:August 24, 2010, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of the E1/2 NE1/4 of Section 33, Township 129N, Range 34 W of the 5th P.M., described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 33, Township 129, Range 34; thence West along the Section line, 12 rods; thence South at right angles and parallel with the East line of said Section, 14 rods; thence East and parallel with the North Section line of said Section, 12 rods; thence North along the East line of said Section, 14 rods to the place of beginning TAX PARCEL NO.: 200036600 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 21953 County 11 Long Prairie, MN 56347 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $150,195.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $155,278.22 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: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie 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

you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in said Complaint, together with plaintiff's costs and disbursements. SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP Dated: ________________ Kristine M. Spiegelberg Nelson #308845 Wendy Oien Sanchez #0391586 Attorneys for Plaintiff 12550 West Frontage Road, Suite 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 ext. 120 THIS MAY BE DEEMED A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, September 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: June 16, 2011 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-104410
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11-074048 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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 28, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $96,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Deborah A. Beck and Gary L. Beck, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Baxter Credit Union LENDER: Baxter Credit Union SERVICER: Cenlar FSB DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed July 30, 2007, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 450514 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, CIC 29, Juergens Lake South First Addition PROPERTY ADDRESS: 21002 County Rd 96, Sauk Centre, MN 56378 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 17-0058000 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $93,864.74 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; 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 4, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt secured by said

STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF TODD SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE 14: OTHER CIVIL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor in interest by purchase from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, Plaintiff, vs. SUMMONS Sandy Killian, John Doe and Mary Roe, Defendant(s). THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff s Complaint against you is attached to this Summons and is on file in the office of the Court Administrator of the abovenamed Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights.

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Main Lobby of Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie in said County and State. Dated: December 09, 2010 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 RECORDING: Filed for record July 21, 2008, as Document No. 458201 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated July 18, 2008 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, filed for record July 21, 2008, as Document No. 458202 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: None TRANSACTION AGENTS MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Minnesota National Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 520 Gillis Ave S Browerville, MN 56437 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 30-0021200 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 4 and 5, Block 15, Original Townsite of Browerville, according to the plat thereof on file and of record at the County Recorders Office in and for said Todd County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $61,200.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $55,674.54 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 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriff s Office, County Detention Center, 115 third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 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 February18, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS 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 14, 2011. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
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mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. 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 6, 2012. "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 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 7, 2011 Baxter Credit Union Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 24, 2006 MORTGAGOR(S): Debra F. Strain, A Single Person MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record April 5, 2006, as Document No. 441099 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated March 24, 2006 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, filed for record April 5, 2006, as Document No. 441100 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: None TRANSACTION AGENTS MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 408 NE 8th St Staples, MN 56479

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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 18, 2008 MORTGAGOR(S): Jerad L. Dahl, A Single Person MORTGAGEE: Minnesota National Bank DATE AND PLACE OF

TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 38-0056400 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 and South 7 feet of Lot 7 Block 4 Searles First Addition to the City of Staples, Todd County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $89,250.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $85,293.16 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 4, 2011 at10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: The East entrance to the Todd County Detention Center, City of Long Prairie 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 4, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS 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: May 31, 2011. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street

Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
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10-071190 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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 13, 2009 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $102,727.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Margaret A. West and Kerry D. West, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100273100009197316 LENDER: M&I Bank FSB SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed November 20, 2009, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 465663 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, NA; Dated: January 5, 2011 filed: February 28, 2011, recorded as document number 472025 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 22, Original Townsite of Staples PROPERTY ADDRESS: 316 Ne 6Th Street, Staples, MN 56479 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 38-0025000 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $105,995.88 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; 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: July 14, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt 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 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, sin-

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AROUND THE COUNTY


Property Transfers
WTY Steven F Christensen single to Steven F Christensen as Trustee of the Steven F Christensen Trust created by a Trust Agreement dated the 21st day of February 2011, Deed dated 2-21-11 pt of Lot 1 Aud Subd of NW4SE4 27-131-34 rec 5-19-11 TRUSTEES DEED Mark A Perhus Trustee of the Steven F Christenson Revocable Trust u/d/t Feb 21, 2011 to Mark A Perhus, deed dated 5-16-11 pt of Lot 1 Aud Subd of NW4SE4 27-131-34 rec 519-11 QCD Michael T Caudill etux to Trustees of the William B Nelson Trust Agreement u/a dated Apr 17, 2001 1/2 int AND Trustees of the Charles F Reichert Family Trust U/A dated March 6, 2006 1/2 int deed dated 5-18-11 Lots 6 & 7 Blk 30 Tweeds Fourth Add to Long Prairie rec 5-20-11 QCD Lorraine Hedin single to Robert E Carr 5-18-11 pt of Lots 1 & 2 Blk 3 Powells Add rec 5-20-11 WTY-JT Lorraine Hedin single to Kimberly Malecha etal 5-18-11 pt of Lots 1 & 2 Blk 3 Powells Add and pt vac street abutting rec 5-2011 WTY Sandra J Hassler etal to Dorothy A Moris 5-2-11 Lots 3 & 4 Blk 2 Tiernan Add to Staples rec 520-11 QCD Kathy Sutherland married to Robert Sutherland married 5-2011 Lot 1 Blk 1 Juergens Lake South rec 5-20-11 LIMITED WTY Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp by Stewart Lender Services Inc Atty in fact to Kyle N Bolte etal 5-16-11 Lot 1 Blk 1 CIC 29 Juergens Lake South First Add rec 5-23-11 WTY Bradley A Oestreich etux to Joshua S Brichacek 5-20-11 pt of S2SW4 32-131-33 rec 5-23-11 WTY-JT Ronald A Schmidt etux to Lee A Ortloff etux 5-23-11 pt of SW4SW4 11-128-32 rec 5-25-11 WTY-JT Thomas H Harms single to Anthonoy R Middendorf etux 5-20-11 pt of SW4SW4 21-127-33; pt of NW4NW4 28-127-33 rec 5-2511 WTY-JT Ronald Alvin Snyder, single to Kyle E Pesta etal 5-25-11 pt of SE4NW4 13-130-35 rec 5-26-11 QCD-JT Theresa Gorghuber, single to Bruce Thomas Gorghuber etal 1-27-92 pt of N2SW4NW4 26132-35 rec 5-26-11 WTY Bruce Thomas Gorghuber etal to Terrence H Kole 5-23-11 pt of N2SW4NW4 26-132-35 rec 5-2611 QCD Allan E Beilke, unmarried to Elaine E Vincent etal 10-28-11 pt of Lot 8 Auditors Subdivision of the SW4NW4 8-127-32 rec 5-26-11 WTY Elaine E Vincent, single & Neil I Smith etux to Anna Meagher 5-19-11 ptof Lots 8,9 & 10 Auditors Subdivision of the SW4NW4 8-12732 rec 5-26-11 WTY Kathleen Baehr, single to Steven J Trampusch 5-26-11 SE4NW4, NE4SW4 & N2SE4 35129-33 rec 5-27-11 QCD Matthew Soetaert etux to Jean Volkmuth 5-12-11 Lot 9 Blk 4 OConnor Addition to Staples rec 531-11 WTY Roscoe F Haining etux to Gerald L Brown etal 7-14-97 Lot 7 Blk 1 Sauk Lake Estates rec 5-3111 WTY Kenneth L Spence etux to Carl J Smith Jr etux 5-27-11 Lot 2 Blk 1 Lindberg Point rec 5-31-11 QCD Iris A Lomnes etux to Iris A Lomnes 5-27-11 pt of NW4NE4 13-133-32 rec 5-31-11

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sheriffs Report
Sometime over the weekend of June 10-13, person(s) unknown entered a gravel pit on 110th St. and stole two large batteries from a pay loader. The batteries are valued at approx. $605. At approx. 5 am, June 14, Leon Yates, Eagle Bend, struck a deer with his 1999 Oldsmobile Alero on County 3, 1/2 mile north of County 82. Yates was not injured, the vehicle sustained moderate damage. On June 16 Ronn Mindeman, rural Long Prairie, reported his mailbox and two others had been damaged overnight. On June 17, Timothy Stelling, rural Osakis, reported that four batteries had been stolen from his excavator which was parked in a field, just off 165th Ave., near 210th St. On June 20, at 4:56 am, Robert Kent, rural Clarissa, struck a deer on County 3, near 344th St, with his 2000 Buick LeSabre. Kent was not injured, the vehicle sustained substantial damage. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to contact the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-732-2157 or 1-800-7945733.

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) June 9: Jacob P. Whalen, Long Prairie, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 90 days and ordered to update a chemical use assessment. June 13: Ryan D. Morisch, Long Prairie, made his first court appearance on charges of theft. An RU8 hearing was set for July 11. Daniel R. Schillinger, Swanville, appeared for an omnibus hearing on first and second degree drug charges. A motion hearing was scheduled for July 21. Kristopher C. Tornow, Staples, made his first court appearance n domestic assault and fourth degree damage to property charges. An RU8 hearing was set for June 27. Keith A. Joslin, Motley, admitted violation of his probation and was sentenced to 90 days. Lisa A. Mertens, Staples, appeared for a probation violation hearing. An admit/deny hearing was scheduled for June 27.

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Bobbie J. L. Crider, Clarissa, no seat belt used-$110.00 Hervi Estupinan, Long Prairie, 65/55-$125.00 Timothy J. Hockett, Frazee, no seat belt used-$110.00 Joshua J. Hoheisel, Little Falls, underage consumption-$185.00 Kevin A. Jasmer, Staples, no seat belt used-$110.00 Aaron M. Ostenson, Mora, underage drink/drive-$385.00 Jeremy J. Symalla, Long Prairie, drive after revocation$285.00; no motorcycle endorsement-$50.00 Curtis E. Thomas, Browerville, tobacco ordinance-$135.00 Cory M. Wilson, Staples, no seat belt used-$110.00 Long Prairie Police Gary M. Dumpprope, Long Prairie, drive after cancellation$200.00 Lisa R. Thundershield, Long Prairie, domestic assault-$50.00, counseling Jose M. Zavala, Long Prairie, violate order for protection$385.00, 90 days, stayed 90 days, 1 yr Staples Police Zachary M. Bennett, Motley, 45/30-$145.00 Austin L. Buchholz, Battle Lake, no seat belt used-$110.00 Nicholas S. Demel, Staples, garbage-$135.00, restitution reserved 30 days Paul V. Williams, Staples, disorderly conduct-$385.00, 30 days, stayed 30 days, 1 yr Eagle Bend Police Scott T. Ecklund, Meadowlands, window tint too dark$135.00 Ryan S. Wessel, Melrose, 65/55$125.00; fail to stop-$50.00

DNR Donald A. Boucher, Grey Eagle, fail to tag turkey-$185.00 Thomas S. Johnson, Milaca, possess marijuana-$135.00 Keith A. Kellner, Coon Rapids, fail to display valid watercraft registration-$105.00 Harold M. Loomis, Jr., Burtrum, ATV driver violation-$135.00; operate ATV on road-$50.00 MN State Patrol Jason R. Knoll, Bertha, fail to stop-$135.00 Darin L. Trites, Frazee, 75/65$125.00 Larry Barker, Hollow Water, 84/70-$135.00 Frank Basile, Succasunna, NJ, 87/70-$145.00 Warren H. Daun, Eagan, 80/70$125.00 Jaramie W. Heifort, Circle Pines, window tint too dark$135.00 Dareck J. Heinecke, Annandale, window tint too dark-$135.00 Jared M. Hernandez, Champlin, 84/70-$135.00 Kevin W. Hviding, New Brighton, 80/70-$125.00 Alistair D. Jacques, Orono, 80/70-$125.00 Frank F. Johnson, Cottage Grove, no seat belt used-$110.00 Rebekah J. Kovalov, Bloomington, 80/70-$125.00 James A. Spencer, St. Cloud, 69/55-$135.00 Ryan J. Spencer, St. Cloud, 80/70-$125.00 Douglas K. Switzer, Gentry, AR, 83/70-$135.00

WTY George K Geroy, single to Robert F & Judith A Schultz-a life estate & the remainder interest to Daniel R Schultz 5-31-11 und 1/2 int NE4SE4 2-133-34 rec 6-1-11 TRUSTEES DEED Jill D. Stark, Trustee of The Fissel Family Trust u/a dated 1-26-04 to John J. Fissel, Jr. 5-16-11 L 5 of Midgleys Second Subd rec 6-2-11 WTY-JT Caroline Beuning, widowed & single to David W Hulinshy etux 6-1-11 NW4NW4 26-128-32 rec 6-2-11 QCD Paula D Nelson-Guenther & Joseph B Guenther as trustee of Joseph B Guenther Trust Agreement dated 3-14-04 to Paula D Nelson-Guenther & Joseph B Guenther as trustees of the Joseph B Guenther Trust Agreement dated 3-14-04 & Paula D NelsonGuenther Trust Agreement dated 3-14-04 5-19-11 Lot 3 First Add to Lands End Subd rec 6-2-11 WTY-JT James A Leroux etux to james J Leroux etux 5-31-11 pt of E2SE4 5-128-34 rec 6-2-11 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES DEED OF DISTRIBUTION Kimberly Kenyon-Brown as pr of the Estate of Scott R Brown to Kimberly Kenyon-Brown 4-28-11 pt of E2SW4 & pt of W4SE4 & pt of W2E2SE4 20-130-33 rec 6-2-11 QCD-JT Nicholas D Kist etal to Nicholas D Kist & Traci Anderson 5-26-11 Lots 10 & 11 Blk 6 Drake & Bartraws Add rec 6-2-11 QCD-JT Gerald Anhorn etux to Gerald Anhorn etux 6-1-11 und 1/2 int in all Lot 3 17-127-34 rec 6-3-11 QCD-JT Roger M Weinman etux to Kevin J Schaffer etux 5-26-11 Lots 8 & 9 Taylors Add & pt vac. Lettie Lane rec 6-3-11 WTY George W Crossman III single to Timothy P Twardowski 525-11 NE4 26-130-32 rec 6-6-11

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 PROPERTY: Lot Six (6), Block TwentyEight (28), Original Townsite of Staples Mill PROPERTY ADDRESS: 403 8Th St Ne, Staples, MN 56479 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 38.0031700 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $88,149.44 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; 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: July 14, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt 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 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. 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 January 17, 2012. "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 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: May 27, 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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gle-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 January 17, 2012. "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 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: May 27, 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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11-074277 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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 3, 2004 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $75,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Ryan R. Kuklok, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 1003188-0100009321-7 LENDER: Optimum Mortgage Services Inc. SERVICER: EverHome Mortgage Company DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed December 10, 2004, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 431242, Thereafter corrected by Corrective Mortgage dated December 3, 2004 and recorded January 26, 2005 as Document Number 432069. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: EverBank; Dated: April 25, 2011 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 3 and 4, Block 7, Fawn Lake Meadows PROPERTY ADDRESS: 29691 County 26, Browerville, MN 56438 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 08-0085000 and 08-0085100 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $69,945.11 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; 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: June 30, 2011, 10:00am PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347 to pay the debt 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 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, sin-

gle-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 December 30, 2011. "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 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: May 9, 2011 EverBank Assignee of Mortgagee SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP BY Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559 Diane F. Mach - 273788 Melissa L. B. Porter 0337778 Randolph W. Dawdy 2160X Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061 Attorneys for Mortgagee 12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 831-4060 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT MONEY FROM ANYONE WHO HAS DISCHARGED THE DEBT UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
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chase at the Office of the Todd County Public Works Department, 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347. Non-refundable cost of plans and proposal -$40.00 (Minnesota State Sales Tax included). Bid envelope shall be clearly labeled in the lower left-hand corner with the appropriate project number. The Todd County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or technicalities therein, and to award Contract to bidder submitting proposal which best serves the interests of Todd County. Loren Fellbaum Public Works Director/Engineer Todd County
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Minutes of the Meeting of the Todd County Board of Commissioners held on May 17, 2011
Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 17th day of May, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Blessing with all members present. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval of Agenda On motion by Ruda and second by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote to approve the agenda as amended with the following changes: Removed from the agenda - 1. Discussion 2012 Budget Departmental Reorganization Added to the agenda -1. Motion of Grants for Fiberband Routine Business On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the May 3, 2011 minutes as read. On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Ruda, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants #27950 thru #28079 in the amount of $91,880.92. On motion by Kircher and seconded by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: Resolution for Gambling Permit for The Big Lake Sportsman s Club WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are in agreement to approve a Gambling Permit for the Big Lake Sportsmans Club. RESOLVED, to approve a one day Gambling Permit for the Big Lake Sportsmans Club to hold a raffle at the club house located at 33513 County 16, Cushing, MN56443 on August 20, 2011. Todd County Planning and Zoning On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:To approve the Conditional Use Permit application for Anthony Borgheiinck to use the existing storage buildings for commercial seasonal storage. Use Permit is

11-071806 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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 25, 2009 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $85,538.00 MORTGAGOR(S): George Mattson Sr., a single person MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, NA LENDER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed July 1, 2009, Todd County Recorder, as Document Number 463411 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF

TODD COUNTY, MINN. 2011 Bridge Replacements Closing date: July 11, 2011
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M., July 11, 2011 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 for the following construction projects: S.A.P. 077-599-057 (Bridge #77J72) Pre-cast Concrete Single Box Culvert (16 x 6) installation & approach grading S.A.P. 077-623-006 (Bridge #77J74) Pre-cast Concrete Double Box Culvert (10 x 5) installation & approach grading S.A.P. 077-623-007 (Bridge #77J73) Pre-cast Concrete Double Box Culvert (14 x 6) installation & approach grading Plans and Specifications are available for viewing and /or pur-

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 onded by Ruda, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PUBLIC SAFETY ORDINANCES AS IT RELATES TO TRAVEL ON PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN THE COUNTY OF TODD WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 375.51 prescribes a methodology for the County Board to adopt ordinances in the County of Todd, State of Minnesota. RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes a committee directed to prepare for presentation to the County Board, an ordinance for consideration which may require for any or all vehicles traveling on public roadways within the County of Todd to have appropriate lighting or signage so as to ensure the safety of the traveling public, to recommend fees and to recommend other requirements as the committee deems advisable or expedient as long as the proposed requirements are intended to ensure public safety. RESOLVED, that this committee shall be comprised of:a representative from the Todd County Sheriff s Office, a representative from the Todd County Highway Department, a representative from the Todd County Attorneys Office, Commissioners Kircher and Blessing and up to two citizen members to be appointed by the commissioners on the committee. Administrators Report Upon request of the Board, the Administrator reported on grant seeking for the ARMER radio system and the historic courthouse project. Nearly 1 million dollars in FEMA grants has been awarded to the Long Prairie Fire Department for ARMER Deployment. Jayne Jones, the consultant authorized by the Board and hired by the Sheriff to seek federal project appropriation is working with the Sheriff. Last report administration received was May 2, which was to expect committee discussion at the federal level and requests for appropriation to show up in committee. Community Funding Solutions is working on grants for the historic courthouse, historic society grants and USDA grant for geothermal. These may not work due to timing of the geothermal portion of the project. Legislation has been introduced at the State by Senator Ingebrightsen and Representative Franson, HF1278 and SF1188 indicate $110,000 of appropriation for the project, and authorizes a sales tax exemption.It is anticipated that this would be offered as an amendment on the floor during creation of the omnibus bill. AMC is tracking the progress for us. Commissioners Report Recognition was given to Donna Lisson, an employee of 17 1/2 years in the Public Health Department that has worked as Registered Nurse. All the Commissioners commented that they would like to see a kick off ceremony for the renovation of the Historic Courthouse. Adjourn On a motion by Neumann and seconded by Kneisl the meeting was adjourned for the month of May at 10:28 until June 7, 2011. COMMISSIONER WARRANTS VENDOR NAME AMOUNT CONTECH CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS 16,096.55 ENVIROMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH 6,450.00 HILDI INC 3,800.00 LIBERTY TIRE RECYCLING SERVICE 6,652.41 LONG PRAIRIE OIL COMPANY 6,098.96 JAMES MENCH 2,775.00 NORTHERN BUSINESS PRODUCTS 3,930.93 REGION V DEVELOPMT COMMISSION 2,326.77 SHIRLEY S GAS & GROCERIES 2,801.49 STAPLES WORLD 6,959.33 STRACK S COLLISION CENTER 3,522.81 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $2000 30,466.67 FINAL TOTAL $91,880.92 On a motion by Kircher and second by Kneisl the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held May 17, 2011 were duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on June 7, 2011. Witness my hand and seal Mark Blessing, County Board Chairperson Nathan Burkett, County Administrator TODD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Main Street Government Center 347 Central Ave Suite 2 Long Prairie, Minnesota PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Main Street Government Center, 347 Central Ave, Long Prairie to consider the following application: Mark & Peggy Ann Berg: Mound Lake, (3.42 acres) Govt Lot 5 ex part platted as Scenic Shores & ex part of Govt Lot 5 S of Lots 17-23 of Scenic Shores, Section 2, Grey Eagle Township. Recreational Development Lakeshore. Conditional Use Permit to create a two lot residential subdivision. Use Permit is required for all subdivisions located in Lakeshore zone. Preliminary Plat of Larry Back Lot consisting of 3.42 acres divided into two residential non-riparian lots which meet and exceed size requirements. Private water and sewer are proposed. No new roads are required. Lot 2 has an existing garage and sewer system. This was tabled at the June 9th meeting for additional information. Michael & Judith Brick: Lady Lake, (51.41 acres) part of Govt Lot 5, Section 31, Burnhamville Township. Natural Environmental Lakeshore. Conditional Use Permit to create a one lot residential subdivision. Use Permit is required for all subdivisions located in lakeshore zone. Preliminary Plat of Brick Addition consisting of 3.36 acres with a buildable area of 1.88 acres. This is an existing dwelling site and the reason to plat is to sell off the buildings. James & Marie Noska: (80 acres) NW4 NE4 & NE4 NW4, Section 14, Iona Township. Property zoned AF-1 and NE Shoreland. Conditional Use Permit to increase this existing feedlot from 188 animal units to 240 animal units of dairy cattle. Modifications of the feedlot to be a 60x120x6 foot stacking slab, an open lot to be filtered, an open lot to be turned to pasture, and add a 60x213 ft vegetated filter strip to control feedlot runoff. Use Permit is required to expand on a feedlot located in shoreland zoned property. Daniel & Sarah Hershberger: (40 cres) NW4 NW4, Section 9, Germania Township. Property zoned AF-2. After the fact Conditional Use Permit for the sawmill doing custom work. Operation uses approximately 2 acres. Sawmill is located in an existing building and there are areas designated for logs, slabs and lumber. Use Permit is required for Sawmills located in Ag/Forestry zoned land. Jeff and Steven Kobliska: Lots 10 and 11, Block 10, Pine Island Heights, in Sylvan Shores, Section 30-31, Fawn Lake Township. After the Fact Conditional Use Permit for Mining & Excavating. To remove approximately 6,000 cubic yards of soil from the two lots to make the lots buildable (remove hill). Excavated materials are being transported their asphalt plant by Staples. Projected completion date to be November 1, 2011 to have material out and lots leveled and seeded. Use Permit is required for mining and excavating Permits for property located in lakeshore district. Stella Christensen & Todd Smith: (27.89 acres) NE4 SW4 lying W of Hwy 21, Section 26, Staples Township. Property zoned Ag/Forestry 1. After the fact Conditional Use Permit to operate a Welding and Fabrication and Equipment Repair business from the home site. Use Permit is required for a Home Based Commercial business. All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on these matters. If it is not possible for you to attend the hearing in person, feel free to write, call, visit or E-mail HYPERLINK mailto:toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us the Environment and Land Resource Management Office regarding these matters. Todd County Planning Commission Rin Porter, Chairperson aka Osakis Trailblazers Saddle Club 5-31-11 pt of E2NW4 22-12835 rec 6-6-11 WTY Michael J Waterman etux to Brian E DeGrood 6-2-11 Lot 9 Blk 2 Second Add to Land End Subd rec 6-7-11 WTY-JT Betty L Munn widow to David J Kasel etal 5-26-11 GLs 3&4 10-129-32 rec 6-7-11 WTY Joel L Linker etux to Steven F Kobliska 6-3-11 Lots 10,11,12,13,15 Blk 10 Pine Island Heights rec 6-7-11 QCD Heidi M Stokes single etal to Mary E Stokes 4-20-11 pt of SW4 9-132-35 rec 6-9-11 QCD-JT Chad L Bosl eutx to Chad L Bosl etal 6-8-11 E2NW4 and SW4NE4 3-128-34 rec 6-9-11 QCD-JT Jeremy M Kerzman etux to Jeremy M Kerzman etal 62-11 Lot 21 Aud Subd of SE4NE4 and GL 4 7-127-32 rec 6-9-11 LIMITED WTY Federal Home Mortgage Corp to Jacob Fretty Jr 5-20-11 Lot 4 Blk 20 OT Staples rec 6-9-11 WTY Dorothy E Helmbrecht etux to Leonard M Vnuk 10-1-91 pt of NE4 2-128-32 rec 6-9-11 LIM WTY-MN Housing Finance Agency to Darrek A Dukek Jr 6-711 Lots 13 thru 16 Blk 2 Stewart & Bartraws Add rec 6-10-11 WTY Ervin J Muellner etal to Donn C Eggen 6-10-11 W2SW4 33128-32 rec 6-10-11 QCD Clinton Brink Bensen, to Clinton Brink Bensen as trustee of the Clinton Brink Bensen Revocable Trust dated 5-12-11 rec 6-10-11 QCD Raymond A Bullick to Ramond A Bullick as trustee of the Raymond A Bullick Revocable Living Trust dated 6-9-11 Lots 7&8 Blk 2 Dennis Reierson Add rec 610-11 QCD George D Forsman etux to George D & Mary M Forsman as trustee of the George D Forsman Living Trust date 2-10-97 8-31-10 pt of GL 3 19-128-32 rec 6-13-11 QCD Mary M Forsman & Joyce Fossey as truste of the George D Forsman Living Trust dated 2-1097 to Mary M Forsman & Joyce Fossey as trsutee of the George D Forsman Family Trust 6-9-11 pt of GL 3 19-128-32 rec 6-13-11 WTY-JT Stanely L Kirckof etux to William D Bjerke etux 6-10-11 Lot 4 Thimmeshs Subd rec 6-13-11 WTY-JT Jeremy J Teicher etux to ted K Mahood etux 6-6-11 Lot 11 Blk 1 Blacks RV Resort CIC #24 rec 6-13-11 QCD Dorothy E Hofmeister single to Robert A Sebastian 6-9-11 Lot 6 Blk 1 Fairhaven Add CIC #22 rec 6-13-11 WTY-JT Kurt Fredrick Hanson single to Kale E Brastad etux 6-1011 Lots 11 & 12 Blk 3 Fawn Lake Meadows rec 6-14-11 QCD Christopher Cavallero etux to Donna M Ostendorf 3-16-11 Lot 10 Farview Add 6-15-11 WTY Kevin R Larson signle to Capko Brothers Farms LLP 6-1011 pt of SW4 1-129-33 rec 6-15-11 WTY-JT Monica Westerberg single to Kevin Faust etux 6-15-11 pt ofNW4SE4 3-128-33 rec 6-15-11 WTY-JT Ronald K Muenzhuber single to Raymond C Henderson etal 6-14-11 pt ofE2SE4 22-128-34 rec 6-15-11

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required for mini-storage units located on ag/forestry zoned land. Property located at part of the N2 SE4 Desc as Comm at S Qtr cor of Section 16, N 1821.86 ft to pt of beg, thence E 622.83 ft, N 699.39 ft, W 622.83 ft to W Line, S 699.39 ft to beg, Section 16, Twp 129, Range 33, Long Prairie Township, Todd County. On motion by Ruda and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the budget amendment 2011-01 to recognize additional grant revenue from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources for the purposes of funding a septic system inventory project. Todd County Administrator The following list of bid contracts were approved for the Historic Courthouse Renovation. (Complete list on file in the Todd County Administrator s Office). 1. Category 1 Earthwork/ Utilities - Dougs Excavating, Inc. of Long Prairie, MN in the amount of $152,850.00. 2. Category 2 Concrete Duncan Concrete, of Browerville, MN in the amount of $145,858.00. 3. Category 3 Masonry - Royl Masonry Company of St. Cloud, MN in the amount of $130,000.00. 4. Category 4a Steel and Metals - Goodells Welding and Fabricating, Inc. of St. Cloud, MN in the amount of $54,727.27. 5. Category 7 Gypsum Board R&H Drywall, Inc. of Pierz, MN in the amount of $96,264. 6. Category 9a Aluminum Entrances and Glazing - Alex Glass and Glazing of Alexandria, MN in the amount of $18,795.00. 7. Category 10 Tile - Mid State Tile Company, Inc of St. Cloud, MN in the amount of $54,816.00. 8. Category 17 Geothermal - K Johnson Construction, Inc. of Sauk Rapids, MN in the amount of $108,500.00. 9. Category 19 Mechanical/ Plumbing Gustafson Mechanical, Inc of Alexandria, MN in the amount of $233,240.00. On motion by Kircher and seconded by Kneisl, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To accept and welcome a working relationship with Arvig Communications Systems and Ureka Broadband for the purposes of completing a collaborative feasibility study for deployment of a county wide fiber to the home network. No legal or financial commitment is being made at this time, nor is any commitment to an agreement for potential next steps beyond the feasibility study phase. On motion by Kneisl and seconded by Ruda, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: The County Board of Commissioners directs the County Administration to work with partners and to apply for grant funds for the purposes of completing a feasibility study for a County wide Fiber to the Home network, and commits matching funding up to $20,000 for said project. On motion by Kircher and sec-

Property Transfers
WTY Christina Crossman single to Timothy P Twardowski 5-26-11 NE4 26-130-32 rec 6-6-11 QCD-JT Timothy P Twardowski etux to Timothy P Twardowski etux 6-1-11 NE4 26-130-32 rec 6-6-11 WTY Ellen K Brown aka Ellan Kay Brown single to RD Properties LLC 5-4-11 pt of GL 1 12-127-35 rec 6-6-11 WTY Jason C Felling etal to Osakis Trail Blazers Saddle Club

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I ran for the Minnesota Senate on the message of making government run better, controlling spending and improving our business climate through regulatory reform. While we did accomplish some important reforms on the path to achieving these goals, we still have to finish the important work of arriving at a budget agreement. I remain confident that we can resolve our differences and avoid a shutdown, but that will only be accomplished if we move beyond some of the misinformation and evaluate the facts of the current situation. The previous biennial budget (Fiscal Years 2010-11) spent $30 billion General Fund dollars. The two proposals for the FY2012-13 budget are for $37 billion from Gov. Dayton and $34 billion from the Republicanled legislature. The Republican position represents the approximate half way point between General Fund dollars spent last biennium and what the governor wants to spend in the next. The legislature passed the largest general fund budget in our states history and Gov. Dayton vetoed it. This $34 billion budget included $3 billion in additional revenue, is balanced and keeps government open and operating. We even met with the governor recently to propose a compromise offer that matched the governors funding levels for K-12 education, Public Safety and the Judiciary, which in total amounts to approximately 50 percent of state spending.

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Close Call
WHY DRIVING RESPONSIBLY IS A TWO-WAY STREET FOR TEENS AND PARENTS By Stephen Gray Wallace, M.S. Ed. As high school students pour out of the classroom and into their cars, its a good reminder that the summer season almost always proves to be the most dangerous for teen driving. And the news is not getting any better. A new study by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance gives parents reason to pause before handing over the keys to their newly released young driver, revealing an alarmingly high number of teens who have had near misses while behind the wheel. It also delivers some insight into what may be chief contributors to those events even if they differ from what most young people think.

According to the study, 68 percent of teens admit to having narrowly avoided a crash. Yet, perhaps not surprisingly, teens are more likely to blame external factors than to point the finger at themselves even when they are at fault. Indeed, one in three drivers (34 percent) who say they have had a near miss blame another driver, while 21 percent say weather was the primary cause. Yet when asked what they were doing in the car at the time of the incident, teens admitted to an array of distracting or dangerous behaviors: 30 percent were speeding, 21 percent were texting, 20 percent were talking to their passengers, and 17 percent were changing songs on their MP3 player. Ironically, only 9 percent of teens believed excessive speed was the primary contributor to a close call, while 13 percent said texting while driving was to blame. Another 6 percent passed along responsibility to friends who distracted them. CLOSE CALL KIDS Its no surprise that our close call kids are likely to report they regularly engage in dangerous or distracted driving behaviors: 36 percent say they regularly talk on the cell phone while driving; and 33 percent say they regularly text behind the wheel. Those numbers are significantly lower for the 32 percent of teen drivers who report never having had a close call. REALITY GAP Despite these disturbing statistics, 92 percent of teens consider themselves to be safe, cautious drivers. And few seem to sense the dangers lurking on the roadway once schools out for summer despite the fact that young drivers are

behind the wheel 44 percent more hours each week in the summer than during the rest of the year or that summer is the most popular time of year for kids to be driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, June, July, and August are the deadliest months for teen motor vehicle fatalities when almost 1,000 teenagers die (994 in 2009). SHORT SHELF LIFE Close calls cause the majority of teens to change their driving behaviors, but only for a while. In fact, nearly half of them say their renewed commitment to more responsible driving lasted only a month or less. And what improvements in driving habits teens do report are more likely to involve paying better attention to other drivers than to texting or speeding less. Apparently, it takes a tough lesson - actually getting in a crash for teen drivers to significantly change their driving behaviors. Nearly 70 percent of teen drivers who have been in a collision say the

experience changed their driving habits, with the majority of them (58 percent) saying those improvements are forever. Theres got to be a better way. A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY Keeping young drivers safe behind the wheel has never been timelier, and some new help is on the way. The Parent/Teen Driving Contract developed by Liberty Mutual and SADD which can be found at www.libertymutual.com/teendriving is both a conversation starter about safety and a customized

agreement that promotes dialogue and saves lives. In short, it helps families create and sustain important driving rules for both sides because responsibility is, indeed, a two-way street. This parent-teen dialogue is not a close call.

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now. Her grandparents, Andrew and Nathalie Thorud, were born in Norway and immigrated to America in 1886. They homesteaded their farm shortly after their arrival. Clinton and LouClare raised six children two boys and four girls. Their oldest daughter, Carol Anne, passed away in 2001. Their son Larry and daughters Bonnie, Bev, and Betty, live near their parents. Their son Kenny lives near the Twin Cities. The family milked Holsteins for many years. LouClare had a big garden and canned tomatoes and other produce. She raised strawberries and had a U-pick business for a few years. Her main hobby is quilting. Clinton and LouClare sold their dairy herd in 1988, and began spending the winters in Texas. After a while, LouClare started an antique business in their barn. She ran the business for about four years before closing it. It was interesting, LouClare said. You met a lot of people. We traveled around the South and bought stuff and resold it up here. All my life I worked very hard, she said. I was a jack of all trades and master of none. Their daughter Bonnie Benning said her parents are proud of the fact that they dont take any medications except for blood pressure pills. They use natural remedies, she explained. LouClare is 90 and Clinton is 94. They dont hear well, and each one walks with a cane, but they live in their own home and enjoy spending time with family.

Dreher places second at state


Ben Dreher competed at the State track meet June 10 and 11. On Friday, Dreher competed in the triple jump. He placed 10th, one spot out of the medals. Saturday he competed in the high jump and long jump. He placed 13th on the long jump. In the high jump there were 21 competitors. The opening height was 510, and Dreher made that on his first attempt. The bar then went to 62, with 17 remaining competitors. Dreher made it on his second attempt. The bar then went to 64, with 11 competitors. Dreher was the first one jumper to attempt 64, and he made it. The bar then moved to 65, with only three competitors left. Dreher made it on his second attempt. The bar was then placed at a height of 66, and only two jumpers were left. Dreher did not make it, placing him second in Class A. Great job to Ben Dreher at the State track meet.

Eagle Valley, continued


school principal was almost done, Early Childhood and Family Education room walls and lights were done, the old studio being converted to educational use had the cabinetry demolished and removed and new carpet approved for installation, the lobby was done, and two loads of junk had been hauled away for recycling. The south classrooms will be done soon. Preparations are underway for the All School Reunion and Open House being held July 14-16. After that event, packing of the rest of the Eagle Bend and Clarissa classrooms will take place and the move will be done in stages so everything is ready when school begins. The board learned from board member Chris Notch that 1,253 gallons of fuel oil had been donated to the school by the Alexandria school district, due to the efforts of board member Adam Riedel. The donation has a value of about $4,600. The Alexandria district is changing from fuel oil to propane to heat one of their buildings. The school board voted to approve 23 school-funded activities and three community-funded activities for the 2011-2012 school year, including basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, softball, baseball, track and field, one-act and full-act plays, cheerleading, speech, pep band, music contests, knowledge bowl, and yearbook. The school board accepted the resignations of Bev Guse and Jan Thorson with gratitude for their years of service. The board voted to lay off four employees at the recommendation of the personnel committee, due to decreases in food service programming and paraprofessional support needs because of the consolidation of the two school buildings into one. Employees to be laid off were Stacie Warren, Heidi Berg, Cheryl Hagen, and Melissa Polovick. Two school board members opposed the school board policy the personnel committee followed in recommending these layoffs, and asked that the policy be reconsidered in the fall. The next meeting of the EV School Board will be held at 6:30 PM June 27 at the Eagle Bend building.

Food Shelf receives special donation


Wednesday, June 15, Little Miss Staples/Motley First Princess Emma Erickson,wearing a purple swimming suit as a reminder of Elderly Abuse Awareness Day, and her sister Elsa, presented Harvey Christensen, representing the Browerville Area Food Shelf, with a donation of Lou-Beans packets for men, women and children. The Erickson family have been making up the packets, consisting of toiletries and personal items for distribution at area food shelves. The have already donated packets at the Staples Food Shelf and plan to visit all five food shelves in the area. Sometimes people need more than food, stated the girls mother. The family purchases the materials to be included in the packets themselves, as a way of helping folks in the community. They also make pillows to be given to children in child protection situations.

Kelsey Ross repeats as girls golf champ


Osakis senior Kelsey Ross, the granddaughter of Richard and Mary Jane Kahlert, of Browerville, closed out her high school career with her second straight State Class A girls' golf championship, finishing with a two-day total of 160, just one stroke ahead of Steph Aanenson of Mounds Park Academy. Despite three double-bogeys and a triple-bogey in her final round, Osakis senior Kelsey Ross repeated as the Class A girls golf champion. Ross shot a two-round 160 (76-84), which was enough to fend off Mounds Park senior Steph Aanenson, who finished at 161 (82-79). Im glad its over, because I started shooting really bad towards the end, said Ross, whose tears of frustration on the final green turned to tears of joy when her mother informed her that she had won. My aim was a little off, my timing was a little off, but it was enough to get it done. This was Kelseys third trip to the state competition. In her sophomore year she claimed the second place spot, and now has grabbed the first place title two years in a row. On her way to the 2011 state tournament, Kelsey claimed medalist honors in the Section 5A-North girls golf tourney and in other golfing meets on her way to becoming the State Champion for the second year. The Osakis girls finished fourth overall with a team total 736. Lewiston-Altura earned the team title with a 671. Osakis senior Kelsey Ross defended her individual crown, shooting a 76-84-160 over two days. Lewiston-Altura won the team title with a 330-341-671 after placing second last season. Photo curtesy of the Osakis Review.