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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Volume 98; Number 13

A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560


School board receives updated enrollment numbers

By Venus King Browerville School Board members met Monday September 9. Principal Sutlief reported that the school year is well underway. This was the second week of school and Bus Training for grades 1 through 10 will be held. Picture days were also this week and Thursday Sept 12 was the first Lockdown drill. Browerville NHS (National Honor Society) will be hosting a Blood Drive Thursday October 10, 2013 and will be staffed by the NHS members as well as the Senior Student Council members. Scholarships are available and partially based on the amount of donations rceived. Jump Rope for Heart event will be this fall as well. As of Monday, September 9, 30 new students have been enrolled at Browerville Public School. Of these 30 new students, four are Foreign Exchange Students and the others have moved to The Browerville area or come from other schools. The number of students that have left Browerville School is 17. Of these 17 students eight have moved out of the area, two will be home schooled, one student went to Christ the King, five transferred and one student goes to Connections High School. This brings the total of students from K-12th grade to 423. Following is a list of class sizes for 2013/2014; K 30, grade 1 26, grade 2 29, grade 3 25, grade 4 23, grade 5 27, grade 6 29, grade 7 32, grade 8 34, grade 9 30, grade 10 50, grade 11 49 and grade 12 39. Browerville School has seven bus routes and two vans that are used for Head Start. New Faculty Members this year are Amber Niehoff Title 1, Tony Sanders Music, Daniel Custer Industrial Technology, Darwin Beach Custodial, Beth Brown Kitchen, Mandie Allen Speech and Kerrie Speer English. Other action taken by the board: Approval to discuss and certify the final 2013 pay 2014 levy at the December 9, 2013 regular board meeting, approved the Minnesota State Community Technical College PSEO Administration Contract for fiscal year 2014, approved the resolution to continue participating in the Todd-Wadena Community Concern for Youth Program and accepted donations from Target Corporation - Take Charge of Education - $128.13 for elementary and $236.56 for high school. Board members approved rescheduling the November board meeting from Monday November 11 to Monday November 4. The meeting was then closedto the public at 8:19 pm for negotiations.

Council renews CCY funding agreement

By Venus King All council members were present at the Browerville City Council Meeting on Wednesday September 11. Tom Steinmetz from the Ambulance Committee brought before the council preliminary plans for the upgrades to the ambulance bay. Council members approved the new cabinetry and upgrades for the bay not to exceed $8,500.00. This will not include the furnace or electrical changes that need to be made. The furnace is scheduled to be moved next week. Hannah Wieshalla has been appointed as a new EMT. Other personnel changes are; Eric Kreemer has resigned as Assistant Fire Chief effective immediately. Pat Sutlief has been appointed as the new Assistant Fire Chief and Terry Host has been approved as the Training Officer for the Browerville Fire Department. There is concern about the cracks still left in the parking lot behind City Hall after the seal coating was done. It was explained that no cracks were filled in because of the amount of cracks. It is time for the parking lot to be replaced. Right now only a top coat was applied. Resolution 09112013 was approved for the 2014 Preliminary Levy with a slight increase of 1.671% increase to the budget. Community Concern for Youth has asked the city of Browerville for a contribution of $627.00. This is a request made each year from Todd-Wadena Community Corrections that goes towards the operation of their Youth Program. This program is aimed at helping at risk children overcome hurdles and Continued on page 12

Local businesses donate to Browerville Elementary

Duane's Repair, Browerville, and Central Minnesota Credit Union recently donated a variety of school supplies to the Browerville Elementary School. Their generous donations are greatly appreciated.

No, this youngster is not in danger of being run over by this school bus. Standing directly in front of the bus was part of a demonstration done as part of the annual school bus safety training that is given to all students by Aksamit Transportation during the beginning of each new school year.


Tue. Sept. 17 Mostly Sunny 71/58 Wed. Sept. 18 Partly Cloudy 79/63 Thur. Sept. 19 Showers 75/50 Fri. Sept. 20 Showers 58/40 Sat. Sept. 21 Partly Cloudy 66/41 Sun. Sept. 22 Partly Cloudy 63/49

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farm, she also put in a big garden along with her flower garden. She loved to cook, canned meat, vegetables and homemade sauce. Vera enjoyed making crazy quilts for her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren and also enjoyed going bowling. She volunteered at the food shelf and the parochial school library. She served as president of the Christian Mothers and always said she was a worker and not a boss. When Vera found out she had cancer she made a grotto on the farm for herself. Vera is survived by her husband Paul; three children: Cheryl (Frank Jr.) Dvorak, Jeff (Karen) Delsing and Michelle (Jeff) Bauer; sisters: Donna (Gary) VonderHaar, Karen Rainey, Susan (Erwin) Morten and Donald (Jeanne) Peterson; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Vera was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Mildred Peterson; sister Jean, and nephew Alan VonderHaar. Arrangements by Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


In Loving Memory of Agnes E. Kastonek Jan. 31, 1915 - Aug. 3, 1979 Lester E. Kastonek Sept. 16, 1908 - Jan. 10, 1990 Your lives were a blessing, Your memories a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure! Love you forever & never will forget you! Gene is with you now! Fae and Betty Bostrom, Brian and Shelly Bostrom, Scott, Katie, Jennifer, Nathan and Savannah Linda Kastonek, Ricky and Keith service type that a person needs. Staff who will use this new tool will have to receive Minnesota Certified Assessors Training (MNCAT). Todd County is projected to launch this new process in late May of 2014. Initially, only new assessments will be conducted with the new tool. However, eventually all reassessments will also be done via the MN Choices assessment as well.

Danielle Pratt receives MLBA Scholarship

DNR confiscated firearms auction set for Sept. 28

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public auction of its inventory of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment Sept. 28 at the Hiller Auction Barn in Zimmerman. Hiller Auction is located 2 miles east of the Highway 169 and the County Road 4 intersection in Zimmerman. Inspection of items runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 and at 8 a.m. Saturday. The auction starts at 10 a.m. Items for sale include: firearms, bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip ups, traps, trail cameras, spotlights, ground blinds and a hand ice auger. There are more than 200 firearms and 40 bows available. Once auction begins there will not be access to the firearms. In addition, there are 200 hunting and fishing items including deer antlers (sold in lots), an ATV, a jet ski, snowmobiles and a boat/motor/trailer combination. A complete inventory list will be posted on the Hiller Auction website at All property will be sold "as is," and all sales will be final. Payment may be by credit card or check to Hiller Auction. Items cannot be returned once purchased. Hiller Auction will conduct a background check of bidders on sight before releasing the gun(s). Following the approved background check, buyers can take possession of their property immediately. Buyers may bring their own cases or there will be cases available for purchase to transport firearms. Proceeds from the auction will be deposited in the Game and Fish Fund. Revenues from the fund are dedicated to fish and wildlife management in the state. All proceeds from vehicles sold at the DNR auction as a result of a Driving While Impaired (DWI) related offense go into the DWI forfeiture account. For more information, contact Hiller Auction at 763-856-2453 or 800-889-3458.

Lorraine E. Johnson Lorraine Evelyn Johnson, 85, Perham, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2012, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Father Mathew Kuhn officiated at the Mass of Christian Burial on September 7, 2012 at St. Henrys Catholic Church in Perham. Grandchildren Patrick and katie Johnson were mass servers and Godchild Michael Jagush was on the eight pallbearers. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Lorraine was born November 10, 1927 in Hartford Township to Mike and Mary (Mikel) Spychala. She grew up on the family farm near Browerville and attended school at District 34, St. Peters Parochial School and graduated from Browerville High School in 1945. After high school she attended Staples Normal and received her teaching certificate. Later she earned her teaching license from Moorhead State University. She taught for many years, starting in a one room school and finishing her career at the Perham Public School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Clarence Pat Johnson January 12, 1952 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. They were married for 36 years and were blessed with two children, Mary and Joe. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, ceramics, crocheting, art projects, bowling, shopping, and collecting many things. She loved to dance and travel. She was also active with church activities and the Lake Lions. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Pat. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Mary (Keith) Isaacson, Blaine; son, Joe (Lynn) Johnson, Perham; four grandchildren, Jeff Isaacson, Minneapolis, Jay (Renae) Isaacson, Madison, WI, Patrick and Katie Johnson, Perham; sisters, Rosie Johnson and Geri Jagush, both of Browerville, and several nieces and nephews. Vera Twardowski Vera Twardowski, 80, of Browerville, passed away September 13, 2013, at Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Vera were held Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. Interment was at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville. Vera (Peterson) Twardowski was born May 16, 1933, to Mildred (Rach) Peterson and Donald H. Peterson. Vera was the oldest of six children, she attended various country schools and graduated from Staples High School in 1951. She moved to Minneapolis and worked at IC Collection Agency. On April 18, 1955, Vera married Paul Twardowski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Vera did the bookkeeping for the business and outside chores on the

Marriage Licenses
Paul D. Martin, Long Prairie, and Heidi A. Fisher, Osakis Adam D. Olson, Clarissa, and Brianna M. Stueve, Clarissa Joey A. Beach, Eagle Bend, and Marcy M. Sweno, Eagle Bend

Looking Back
50 years ago - Sept. 19, 1963
An open house will be held for the people of this area at the newly completed funeral home in Browerville on September 22, 1963, from 10 am to 9 pm. Construction of the funeral home began April 1st and was completed this month. It is located one block east of the Todd County Dairy. The funeral home was formerly located in the Iten & Heid building on Main Street.

Danielle Pratt of Todd County is one of 31 4-H participants to receive a Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association scholarship. She was recognized for her leadership and personal growth through her 4-H experience, and received a $1,000 scholarship to help further her education. Danielle has been involved in the 4-H sheep and 4-H beef project. Danielle will be attending Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, MN as a freshman in the fall. She intends to major in Accounting. Her parents are James and Becky Pratt.

Happy Birthday this week to: Sept. 18: Mike Soule, Harold Plotnek, Emily Bryniarski, Jacob Deering; Sept. 19: Patty Brichacek, Erica Myers; Sept. 20: Roger Reamer, Jay Marlow, Ray Benning, Sr., Julie Swanson, Chuck Hector, Gavin Pierce; Sept. 21: Lila Lemm, Dennis Tyrrell, Collette Tyrrell, Marlys Tyrrell, Terry Hudalla; Sept. 22: Jay Eggerth, Kristi Ziegler; Sept. 24: David Rolfs, Diane Johnson, Sue Hokenson, Wendi Emery, Chad Ostrowski, Mark Larson, Tyrus Klemish Happy Anniversary this week to: Sept. 18: Dale and Marie Katterhagen, Rodney and Anne Stowell; Sept. 20: Dale and Jennifer Allen; Sept. 21: Robert and Sharon Host, Tony and Bernie Ulik; Sept. 23: Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Johnston

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Amanda and Nathan Stone, Brainerd, boy, Maciah Daniel, 8 lbs 14 oz, September 7, 2013 Kristy and Benjamin Hoppe, Parkers Prairie, boy, Mavrick Daniel, 8 lbs 4 oz, September 8, 2013 Precia and Tyrel Etter, Williston, ND, boy, Dalton Luke, 8 lbs 7 oz, September 9, 2013 Jackie and Brandon Gruber, Baxter, boy, Caiden Christopher, 7 lbs 15 oz, September 11, 2013 Rachael and Cory Oehlke, Wadena, boy, Hunter John, 6 lbs 3 oz, September 12, 2013

25 years ago - Sept. 22, 1988

1988 Homecoming queen and king candidates: Julie Benning, Sherry Benning, Ann Abrahamson, Jacqueline Steinert, and Kathy Lorentz; Pat Drews, Andy Jacobson, Robin Abrahamson, Bryan Becker, and Lonnie Stanton Marriage License applications: Daniel John Gaida and Denise Marie Sadlo, both of Browerville

CentraCare Health System

Sheli Bleess and Luke Bican, Long Prairie, girl, Sophia Lynn, 5 lb. 12 oz., September 7, 2013

Booster seats are the law in Minnesota, yet crash data reveals many parents are not using the safety seats that help seat belts fit children correctly and safely, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In Minnesota it is the law for children to ride in a booster seat upon outgrowing a forward-facing harnessed restraint. It is safest children ride in a booster until they are 49 tall, or at least age 8. A 2011 DPS observational survey of booster seat use revealed only 64 percent of parents/caregivers place children in booster seats. The survey also showed that if the driver was not belted, then only 27 percent of the children were in a booster. Booster Seat Use Facts for Children Ages 47, 20082012 10 children killed and only two were properly restrained. Of the 2,121 children injured, less than half (1,005) were properly restrained in booster seats. Of the 6,170 children in a booster and in a crash, 84 percent were not injured. Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesota children and one reason for this is parents are rushing children into a riding in just a seat belt before the child is tall enough, says Heather Darby, DPS Office of Traffic Safety child passenger safety program coordinator. Booster seats are critical to prevent improperly fitting seat belts, which can result in serious and fatal injuries. Seat belts must fit properly: The shoulder strap must be over the shoulder and chest, the lap belt over the hips, not the abdomen. Seat belts should never cut across the neck, and never place the shoulder strap under an arm or behind the back. Its safest for children to ride in the back seat until age 13. CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK THROUGH SEPT. 21 Child Passenger Safety Week runs through Sept. 21, and DPS is emphasizing the importance of correct child safety restraint and booster seat use to keep children safe while riding in a vehicle. In Minnesota, three out of four child restraints are used incorrectly meaning children are riding in the wrong restraint or it is not properly secured. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to visit for instructional videos for installing and using various car seats, and to find a local car seat check location. DPS is conducting a Facebook child passenger safety questionand-answer session during 12:301:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 18, to provide helpful advice to parents and caregivers. Learn more at the DPS Office of Traffic Safety Facebook page:

MN Choices
Todd County Health and Human Services Adult and Disability Service Unit is preparing for a busy year in 2014. Several of the program areas that we work with for county residents receiving Home and Community Based Service Waivers will be going through some significant changes. Perhaps the most extensive of these changes is the way in which we assess people for eligibility for these services. Currently, and in the past, the kind of service that a person requested determined the type of assessment that we used to determine eligibility. In the future, this task will be accomplished through the use of the MN Choices assessment. This is an electronic tool that will be used for all those requesting Home and Community Based Services, regardless of the waiver type. The result of the MN Choices assessment will help us to determine the most appropriate

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Browerville AA and Al-Anon meet every Wednesday at 8 pm at the Todd County DAC Building (320) 533-0021

August B-Safe winners

Geritol Frolics
T odd County Council on Aging is sponsoring a bus to the Geritol Frolics on Sunday, October 27, 2013 to the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The show begins at 2:30 P.M. You need not be a senior to Ride Last date to register is October 4. We are purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee premium seats together. Dinner will be at Bonanza The Geritol Frolics is a musical variety show presented in vaudeville fashion by talented performers over age 55 from around the Brainerd Lakes area. Pick up times: Long Prairie 12:00 pm Bertha 12:40 pm Browerville 12:15 pm Hewitt 12:45 pm Clarissa 12:25 pm Staples 1:15pm Eagle Bend 12:30 pm Motley 1:30 pm For more information contact Jan Notch at 218-738-5702 or Florence Rickbeil at 320-594-6391 to register. Send checks to TCCA, % Florence Rickbeil, 250 4th St W.. Apt 8,Browerville, Mn. 56438

Eagle Bend Book Club

A Book Club discussion group for adults will meet at the Eagle Bend Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 6 p.m. The group will also meet Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Ideally, people should pick up their book for discussion at the library three weeks prior to the scheduled date. A variety of books will be selected from the library collection for the discussion group. Attend one month or every month. For more information, contact the library at 218-738-4590. Eagle Bend Library Hours Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10-5, Thursday 4-7, Saturday: 9-12

Farmers Union Industries, LLC - Long Prairie complex - winners of the August B-Safe drawing ($50 Prairie Bucks certificates): Loren VanHavermaet, Steven Ahrendt, Tony Gustafson Mike Eggert, Randy Neumann and Jon Neumann. The third place team was from Lakewood and included Brian Guyre, Chris Rice, Matt Rice, and Justin Zemke.
and three state park or trail destinations considered hot picks of the week. Were predicting it will be a brilliant fall color season, said Patricia Arndt, communications and outreach manager for the Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Trails. Although its been dry lately, the trees got adequate rain earlier this season. Now we just need a combination of sunny days and cool nights in the weeks ahead to bring out the fall colors. Weve timed many of our fall hiking, biking, geocaching and paddling programs at Minnesota state parks and trails to coincide with peak color, and we hope to see lots of people getting outdoors to enjoy this beautiful time of year. Colors typically peak between mid-September and early October in northern third of the state, between late September and early October in central third and between late September and midOctober in southern third. Fall color programs are listed in the free Feel the Wow of Fall brochure at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. The DNR Information Center will also mail the brochure to anyone who requests it. In addition to its weekly online reports, the DNR offers fall colors to go on a mobile website compatible with smart phones and tablets. These reports include percent of color change, integrated with Google maps. To access the mobile site, scan the QR code at or visit and bookmark the site on a smart phone or other mobile device. For more information, visit the online calendar at or call DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-6466367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Royal Tea Party at Long Prairie Library

Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to the Long Prairie Public Library for a Royal Tea Party on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Young princes and princesses are invited to wear their royal clothing at a tea party in their honor. Children will learn about manners, make royal crafts and enjoy a tea party with food served. The attendance limit is 10 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

Dairy Indemnity Payment Program

The Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (DIPP) provides payments to dairy producers when a public regulatory agency directs them to remove their raw milk from the commercial market because it has been contaminated by pesticides, nuclear radiation or fallout, or toxic substances and chemical residues other than pesticides. DIPP also provides payments to manufacturers of dairy products only for products removed from the market because of pesticide contamination. DIPP is authorized through 2013. Affected producers and manufacturers should apply for indemnity payments at the local FSA office. For losses occurring between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013, the final date to apply is December 31, 2013. Please contact the local FSA office for more information.

Monday through Friday. A vehicle permit is required for entrance to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. Visitors may start with a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as they choose. The one-day permit may be traded in before the end of the day for $5 off a year-round permit. Year-round permits, $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a year from the month of purchase. Visitors to Minnesota state parks can upload fall color photos to the DNRs fall color website.

Todd County Council on Aging meeting notice

Wed. Sept. 18, 2013 -1:30 p.m. at Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited Rick Hest plans to share a wealth of information about photography. We will have an opportunity to ask questions. Please bring recipes for the Echoes. A drawing will be held. August winner was Verna Mae Leyh

DNR conservation officer honored by MTA

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer Tricia Plautz of Henning was recently named officer of the year by the Minnesota Trappers Association (MTA). The officer of the year is selected for their work on MTAs tanned fur project where donated raw furs are tanned, dressed and used for educational purposes at county fairs, youth outdoor programs and trapper/hunter education classes. Although the majority of the furs included in the collections are donated by member trappers, a substantial number of limited species (fisher, marten, otters, bobcats) are donated through a cooperative agreement with the DNRs Enforcement Division where confiscated, road-killed and surrendered out of season catches are donated for education. The Trappers Association is working with DNR Enforcement to eventually provide complete tanned fur collections to all of the DNRs 18 enforcement districts for education.

Free seminar on arthritis and joint pain

Lakewood Health System will host an educational seminar on arthritis, joint pain, and joint replacement on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Lakewoods Main Campus east of Staples. Pie and coffee will be served at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation by Northern Orthopedics surgeon, Dr. Paul Rud, will begin at 5:50 p.m. Following the presentation, members of the Lakewood Joint Connection Team and previous Joint Connection patients will answer audience questions. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by calling 218-894-8623. To learn more about Joint Connection, call Jennifer Strickland at 218-894-8578.

Lakewoods Foundation Golf Classic

The 20th Annual Lakewood Health System Foundation Golf Classic was held oAugust 23rd at The Vintage at Staples with a total of $18,795 raised for Lakewoods OB Home Visits program. The State Collections team handed in the winning scorecard for the 18-hole scramble. Teammates included JoEllen Reeck, Jerry Ward, Mike Voeltz and Jon Knopik. The second place team was Neumann Insulation which included Richard Neumann,

DNR predicts brilliant fall colors season

During the next seven or eight weeks, waves of fall color will roll across Minnesotas forests and prairies, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division encourages families to get out and enjoy them. The statewide fall color report at is updated every Thursday by staff at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. These reports include percent of color change, peak color projections

Peggys Potpourri
The poppy plant is native to Asia. Poppy seed was used as a condiment as early as the first century. It has been revered for its medicinal properties. The plant has been associated with sleep and used to treat insomnia. Poppy seeds are small dried seeds that have a nutty flavor. Poppy seeds are found in the head of the poppy plant. The poppy plant is the plant from which opium is derived. Although opium is produced in the pods all parts of the plant can contain opium alkaloids such as morphine and codeine. People often express concern over the narcotic properties of the poppy plant from which poppy seed is derived. While it is true that the unripe seed of the plant does contain alkaloids such as morphine and codeine which can be addictive the ripe seeds used for culinary purposes contain minute amounts if any at all. The trace amounts found in poppy seed are not significant enough to cause any type of addiction. It is important however to keep in mind that even trace amounts of the alkaloids can cause a false-positive result in certain drug tests. The alkaloids can remain in the body system for up to two days after consuming poppy seeds Poppy seeds are used primarily for baking. The seeds are used in rolls, breads and cakes. They are also sprinkled on pastries as toppings. Poppy seeds are also used in birdseed and pressed into cakes for livestock feed. The oil derived from poppy seed is used in cooking and soap making. The seeds have nutritional value as well since they are rich in linoeic acid, oleic acid and unsaturated fatty acids. Poppies are one of the most cultivated medicinal herbs in the world. "In Flanders' fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row.....Col. John McCrae, In Flander's Fields

I recently took this salad to a potluck meal and have had several requests for it. This was super easy to make as I used packaged slaw and carrot shreds. I cooked the chicken breasts the day before so they were already cold, and I just needed to chop them up. I think this would be a great filling for a wrap too, but I would cut down the slaw to one bag and only 1 c. carrots shreds so there would be more meat to veggie ratio. I love a good wrap and am alway looking for new things to fill one with.

Crunchy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

2 bags broccoli slaw 2 c. carrot shreds 4 c. cooked seasoned chicken Cashews or almonds Combine all ingredients. Enjoy! (Regular cabbage slaw may be substituted for the broccoli slaw.) 2 1 2 1 red bell peppers, chopped can pineapple chunks, drained pkg. Ramen noodles, broken bottle creamy poppy seed dressing

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Running with the big dog

When a person takes on the responsibility of adopting a big dog, they must realize large dogs come with large amounts of work, and they dont live nearly as long as small dogs. When my wife and I met Duke, we were well aware of both drawbacks to having a big dog, but were willing to take him in and make him part of our family. Duke is an Old English Mastiff. The Mastiff is an enormous breed of dog and Duke is no exception. He weighs something more than 200 pounds. He is the guard dog of the farm, the job he was bred to do. He rambles about the yard, checking for intruders and goes no farther than down to the lake for a swim on a hot summer day. He minds well, most of the time, but is very protective of his family. He decided the boundary of the territory he needed to protect and who was part of his family. He has decided his pack includes my wife and me, our son, Damon, By Walter Scott and our grandson, Zane. I have no doubt, he would die, if necessary, trying to protect us from anything he saw as a threat. That part of him is part of the breed. They are giant lovable beasts that are fiercely loyal to their family. The other parts of his personality are not consistent with the breed, just Dukes own little idiosyncrasies. We feed the orioles grape jelly in little plastic cups mounted on a board about six feet up an oak tree in front of the house. Dont get me started on why a bird would know to eat grape jelly from a plastic cup, but they do and they love it. Apparently a large Duke dog is also fairly fond of grape jelly. One night, he discovered little plastic cups full of the tasty snack right there in his yard. He was wise enough to wait until we werent watching, popped the cups out, and ate all the jelly. The only evidence left behind were plastic cups on the ground that were as clean as when they were new. Several refills later, we figured out we were not being raided by raccoons or opossums, but our trusty guard dog. The jelly dishes are now eight feet off the ground and we have to use a ladder to refill them. Dukes favorite activity is going for a run when we take a ride on the Mule. For those who dont know, a Kawasaki Mule is a four wheel drive vehicle with a bench seat that is about half the size of a Jeep. It probably weighs about half as much as a Jeep also. One evening last week we decided to make a quick run down to the lake, more for something to do outside than any real purpose. Duke loped along, happy in the fact we were going to the lake. There are few things better than having his people come watch him cool off in the lake. We cruised along the path across the pasture toward the water as Duke ran ahead. He swung out to one side and back directly in front of the Mule where he stopped. He probably smelled something that needed to be checked out when I hit him. The Mule drove up over him and stopped with Duke trapped beneath. My heart sank as I slammed the gear shift into reverse and backed off, expecting the worst. Duke jumped up, ran to my side of the Mule and gave me a look that could kill, as though it were my fault. I thought this might be our last day with Duke, but hopefully, we will have a few more years of running with the big dog. Other than being annoyed at me, he is none the worse for the experience.

Letter from the Country

What a beautiful morning. Thirty five degrees, calm, foggy, and the sun coming up over the pond....what a great way to start the day with a good cup of coffee. Thats what it was like as Benjamin and I made our morning walk to our pond today. Standing at the end of the dock with not a breath of a breeze, you can hear everything. I love fall... Now if the ragweed would just die, all would be well. I have not written in some time, and I apologize for that. Its not that I have had nothing to say, I have just been quite busy lately. I have made a real good start at cutting wood for this years heating, which Im not really looking forward too. But it is rewarding when after a few hours of hard work you have a good cord or better of ash all split, stacked and ready to go. I finally got the chance this past weekend to get out and do a little goose hunting with some friends. Even though we only got a couple of them, it was a lot of fun to be out and see and hear the geese flying about the area. On Saturday afternoon, after hunting, everyone came over and I loaded my grill with skewers of goose breast wrapped in bacon for lunch for the entire clan. I think we could have used a couple more as there was not one piece left. I had planned to do a little more hunting on Saturday afternoon, but the rain kind of put a damper on that notion. Nicholas has been working for the past couple of weeks cooking in Rose City and seems to really enjoy it. I know he is really enjoying the money he is earning, but I believe having a job that he enjoys is also good for self esteem. Lately he has been researching guitars, and is planning to use some of the money he has earned on purchasing a new one to add to his collection. He has also been working hard on learning the banjo, and can certainly make it sound better that I ever could. Jordan has not been home in ages, and we are trying to encourage her to come home for a few days between work and school. I havent seen her since our sky diving adventure the first week of August. I know Kim and Nicholas would sure like to see her come home for a couple of days as well. I cant believe it is already the middle of September. High school sports are well under way, and soon farmers will begin harvesting their crops. Next thing you know we will be plowing snow and talking about which lakes are good for ice fishing..... time flies. Speaking of flies, they and the yellow jackets sure have announced their presence in the past week or two. Another sign that winter is approaching. I feel like I could write and write, but I believe I am just rambling on, so I am going to cut this off for now. Its already Monday afternoon and we need to get the paper done. Enjoy the turning of the seasons. Get out and enjoy life! Aaron

Families, youth and women can go afield with upland bird mentors in October
Inexperienced families, women and youth hunters are reminded to apply by Sept.16 for a chance to step into the field with an experienced upland bird hunter at locations across much of Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 19, or Saturday, Oct. 26. Participants are offered a hands-on approach that shows them hunting techniques, outdoor skills, safety and how wildlife habitat plays a big part in upland bird management and hunter success, said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mentoring program coordinator. Co-sponsored by the DNR, hunt participants are paired with mentors from Pheasants Forever, Woodcock Minnesota and the Ruffed Grouse Society. After discussing safety, habitat, ethics, scouting for places to hunt and securing landowner permission when necessary, mentors take participants into the field. A limited number of family hunts allow all family members to participate. For youth hunts, parents or guardians must accompany youth hunters at all times and at all events but cannot carry a firearm. To participate, youth must be 12-17 years old as of Oct. 19; have earned a valid firearms safety certificate; possess a small game license if required; and have a parent, guardian or adult authorized by a parent or guardian accompany them as a nonfirearms carrying mentor. The adult must accompany the youth during the orientation and the hunt. A small game license is not needed for youth younger than 16. A $5 reduced-price license is required for youth 16 and 17. People 18 and older do not need a parent or guardian to accompany them, but will need a valid firearms safety certificate if required or an apprentice hunter validation certification, pheasant stamp (if pheasant hunting) and a small game license. Up to four family members can participate in a family hunt. Adult and youth family members must meet all eligibility requirements. Applicants who apply for a family hunt but are not selected in the lottery can opt to allow their children to participate in the youth hunt if spots remain open.

All applicants must specify the county or area they want to hunt, if they are willing to travel farther if their choice is not available and the distance they are willing to travel. Applications are available online at or by contacting the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157, toll-free 888-646-6367 or Successful applicants will be notified via mail or email by end of September. The winners notice will contain information about hunting license requirements, equipment and hunt coordinator contact information. All winners must contact their hunt coordinator after receiving notice. Landowners with pheasant or grouse-producing property interested in allowing youth or novice families or women to hunt on their land can help out by contacting Pheasants Forevers Eran Sandquist at 763-242-1273.


Q: Recently, the state Legislature made a change to allow open water waterfowl hunting for the first time in Minnesota since 1915. Why was the change made, and which bodies of water does it affect? A: The change was made to provide a unique waterfowl hunting opportunity on a small number of lakes. Typically hunters in open water use layout boats, large decoy spreads and target diving ducks that often raft offshore. The bodies of water selected are large border waters (with the exception of Mille Lacs Lake) where open water hunting is already legal in the adjacent state/province and disturbance to ducks will be minimal. The other lakes are Lake of the Woods, Lake Superior, and Lake Pepin. On the Mississippi River south of Hastings, hunters must be in partially concealing vegetation or within 100 feet of the shoreline including islands, which is consistent with Wisconsin regulations on this stretch of river. On all these bodies of water, hunters must be at anchor. -Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl staff specialist

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DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 14, 2013, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriff s Office, 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 May 14, 2013, 2014. 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: September 17, 2013. 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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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: May 14, 2003 MORTGAGOR(S): Keisa K. R. Hauck and John E. Retka, each a single person MORTGAGEE: Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record May 15, 2003, as Document No. 417656 in the office of the County Recorder in Todd County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated May 14, 2003 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency filed for record May 15, 2003 as Document No. 417657 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: Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U. S. Bank Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 202 Ward Street, Grey Eagle, MN 56336 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 34-0018100 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Six (6) and Seven (7), Block One (1), Woodmans First Addition to the Village of Grey Eagle, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds, in and for the County of Todd and State of Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $77,300.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $76,178.79 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:

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 215 First Ave South, Long Prairie to consider the following applications. (1) Jennifer Thelen (40 acres) NE4 SE4, Section 9, Round Prairie Township. Parcel #21-0011700. Site address 25864 County 48. Rezoning application - to rezone the listed 40 acre parcel from its current zone of Residential 10 (R10) to Agricultural/Forestry-1 (AF1), to be consistent with the current use of agricultural. If Rezoning request is approved to allow a Conditional Use Permit to M.T. Bucking Bulls to operate an Outdoor Recreation Business. To host 2 to 4 Bull Riding events per year. Use Permit is required in AF1 zoned property. (2) June Martin and Michael/ Laureen Martin: (40 acres) NW4 of NW4, Section 16, Burleene Township. Parcel #05-0011300 050011400. Rezoning application - to rezoned the listed 40 acre parcel from its current zone of Residential 10 (R-10) to Agricultural/Forestry-1 (AF-1) to be consistent with the current use of agricultural. Todd County Planning Commission Jim Pratt, Chairperson

Public Notice: County Ditch 8

Notice is given by means of this legal newspaper that a Public Informational Meeting will be held on Monday September 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm. It will be held in the Commissioners Board Room on the third level of the Historic Courthouse located at 215 1st Ave South, Long Prairie, MN 56347. This Informational Meeting is to discuss a Repair Petition that has been submitted to maintain portions of County Ditch 8 located in Ward Township. All interested landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend this Informational Meeting. County Commissioner David Kircher, County Ditch Inspector Nancy Uhlenkamp, and Ditch Attorney Kurt Deter will be present. If any additional information is needed before this meeting, please contact Nancy Uhlenkamp County Ditch Inspector located at Public Works, 44 Riverside Drive, Long Praire, MN, 56347, Phone 320-533-4651, email: HYPERLINK ""

DNR updates state list of endangered, threatened, special concern species

A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative law judge, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Monday, Aug. 19, adopted a new list of endangered, threatened and special concern species. Twenty-nine species, including the bald eagle, wolf and snapping turtle, were removed from the list; 180 species of plants and animals were added; 91 species had their status either upgraded or downgraded while remaining on the list. The changes were based on large amounts of new information gathered by DNR and other researchers. Minnesotas endangered species law requires the DNR to create and periodically revise such a list, and it prescribes three levels of concern. An endangered species is one that is at great risk of extinction within the state. A threatened species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. A species of special concern, though not at immediate risk, is considered vulnerable because of its rarity or highly specific habitat requirements. The law prohibits the taking or possession of endangered and threatened species except in certain situations. If a proposed project cannot avoid a protected species, the state can issue a taking permit that is combined

with mitigation, such as funding for research or acquisition of other sites to protect the species. Over the past decade, DNR has received 23 applications for development-related taking permits and it has issued all but one. The ultimate goal of putting a plant or animal on the list isnt to put up walls around it; its to restore its health and get it back off the list, said Rich Baker, DNR endangered species coordinator. There are plenty of examples of that happening, and it doesnt have to come at the expense of sustainable economic development. More information on Minnesotas endangered, threatened and special concern species can be found on the DNRs website at ndex.html.

Public cave tours continue through Oct. 27 at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
An expanded fall tour schedule at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in southeastern Minnesota will provide numerous opportunities to explore Mystery Cave before it closes for the season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Fall is one of the best times to visit Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, said Kery Erickson, interpretive naturalist. The hiking is beautiful this time of year, and while youre out enjoying the fall colors, why not stop in for a cave tour? The guided, one-hour tours follow concrete trails about three-quarters of a mile through dramatically lit cave formations along with pools, lakes and long, linear corridors. Tours are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers and are suitable for all ages. The tours will be offered every day in September, on weekends in October and on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, when school is out for annual Education Minnesota conference. The fall tour schedule is: SEPTEMBER - Monday through Friday: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OCTOBER - Saturdays and Sundays (through Oct. 27): every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18: every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other

weekday tours are available by reservation only. Although the park is open year-round, the cave closes after the last weekend in October and wont resume public tours until April. Admission to the cave is $10 for ages 13 and older, $6 for ages 5-12, and no charge for ages 4 and under (ticket required). A vehicle permit ($5/one-day or $25/year-round) is also required for entrance to the park and cave. Permits can be purchased at the cave or main park office. Groups of 10 or more and teachers who would like to schedule educational tours at reduced rates may call main park at 507-352-5111 to make arrangements. For more information about tours, call the cave at 507-937-3251. The park is 40 miles southeast of Rochester. For directions and more information, visit w w w . m n d n r . g o v ( e_parks/forestville_mystery_cav e/index.html), call the DNR Information Center at 651-2966157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email questions to

DNR wins pistol competition for 11th year

For the 11th consecutive year, the pistol team from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) won the Basil Irwin Memorial Pistol Match held Aug. 21-22 in Fennimore, Wis. We're very proud of the accomplishments of our pistol team, said Col. Ken Soring, DNR Enforcement director. These awards are both an honor and a validation of the commitment of all of our officers. Minnesota team members included conservation officers Greg Oldakowski, Wadena; Brian Holt, Bemidji; Kevin Neitzke, Fort Snelling; Mitch Boyum, Rushford; Brent Ihnen, Waseca; and 2nd Lt. Aaron Kahre, assistant training coordinator, Camp Ripley. The team also included retired conservation officers Greg Abraham, Fred Peterson, and Larry Webinger. Abraham, Neitzke, and Webinger finished one, two, and three in the competition. Team Minnesota finished ahead of DNR teams from Iowa and Wisconsin, and a team from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

Turtle Creek Town Board will meet at the clerks home, 31456 County 16, during the months of December 2013, and January and February 2014. The Board of Audit will be held February 3, 2014. Roxanne Japp, clerk

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular monthly meeting of the Hartford Township Board will be held Monday, Sept. 30, at 8:00 pm. Terry Rickbeil, clerk

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Browerville Tigers beat WCA

By Coach Petermeier Browerville 36 WCA 14 The Browerville Tigers played a much more complete game on Friday night vs West Central Area. Our offensive and defensive lines did a good job of controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. We are still young and inexperienced as far as varsity play goes but we are getting better each week. The game seems to be slowing down a little for our players and that is a good thing. We controlled the ball in the first half using a very good mix of running along with some very timely passes and catches to keep drives alive. The second half was a complete opposite of the first. We let WCA off the hook a couple times on some third and fourth downs and they were able to drive the field on us. We got the ball back and scored in three plays. That was all the plays our varsity would run the entire second half, as WCA would get the ball back and take a lot of time off the clock on their next drive. We made them work for and run a lot of plays to score. After their second score WCA tried an onside kick, but it didnt travel the 10 yards needed for it to be a legal kick. The quick thinking of Grant Heid scored our final TD. The ball is still live even if it doesnt travel the 10 yards, so Grant picked it up and scored. WCA got the ball back after that crazy kick return for a score and they would again eat up the clock. The Tigers went to their bench to get younger players in the game and were forced to punt the ball away after three plays. WCA would drive the ball again but were held out of the end-zone to finish out the game. In all the Tigers ran six plays in the second half. The Tigers travel to OTC for a Friday night match up. The game will be played in Battle Lake @ 7:00pm

And The Winner Is...

Christ the King drawing winners

$10,000 - Dave Benning & Jim Pfeilsticker $500 - Joan Iten & Patt Wilmot $200 - Debbie Johnson, Orla Watts, Julie Bjerke, Shirley Carrick, LaVonne Cavilier $200 - Allen Hoelscher $200 - Cindy Katterhagen $200 - Elaine Duncan, Lois McManligle, Jan Haly $200 - Theresa Eck $200 - Steve John

Left: Christ the King Chair Member Amy Tolifson reads the names on the $10,000 winning ticket.

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Tigers have busy week

By Mary Irsfeld The Browerville Tigers defeated the Swanville Bulldogs at home last Tuesday night 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21). It was a competitive match up with both teams playing well. We were down two of the games but decided to stay aggressive and it paid off. It was a great win for us. Our conference games will all be competitive this season if we show up to play. I anticipate a lot of tight games during conference play. Kendra Buchta led our attackers with 9 kills while Crystal Pearson put down 7 kills, Katelyn Middendorf had 6 and Paige Callahan 5. Middendorff also put up 22 set assists and had 19 digs. Buchta and Callahan combined for 5 ace blocks and Abigail Irsfeld had 4 ace serves. The Tigers traveled to Upsala on Thursday and were defeated 2-3 (25-17, 26-28, 25-17, 23-25, 13-15). We scored more points than the Cardinals but we didn't score when we needed to. It was another great match up with a lot of competitive play. We stopped attacking at key times while Upsala stayed aggressive. Highlighted stats were Pearson with 16 kills and 17 digs, Callahan with 11 kills and 11 digs, Buchta with 9 kills, Dani Leagjeld with 7 kills, and Middendorf with 36 set assists and 10 digs. Buchta and Callahan combined for 7 ace blocks. On Saturday the Tigers placed 3rd in the Browerville Invitational. In pool play the Tigers defeated Royalton 2-0 (25-18, 25-17), defeated Isle 2-0 (25-11, 25-15), and were defeated by New York Mills 0-2 (18-25, 13-25). After pool play there was a three-way tie with New York Mills, Browerville, and Royalton. After reviewing pool play records, the Tigers were placed 2nd. The Tigers defeated the 2nd place team from the other pool, Bertha-Hewitt 2-0 (25-13, 25-16). Overall, it was a good day for the Tigers. We crumpled a bit against New York Mills with their big front attackers/blockers, but, we didn't fall apart afterwards. We came out strong against Bertha-Hewitt who had beat us in a tight game at the start of the season. We started and ended our day strong. Pearson had a big day with 39 kills and 21 digs. Buchta had 19 kills while Middendorf had 73 set assists. Pearson and Irsfeld each had 6 ace serves.

Browerville Public School Lunch Menu

Mon. Sept. 23: Hamburger, FF, peas, tomatoes, pears, apple, milk Tue. Sept. 24: Build your own salad, hotdog, pasta salad, peach slices, pineapple, milk Wed. Sept. 25: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, broccoli, pineapple, orange, milk Thur. Sept. 26: Pork stir fry, rice, green beans, carrots, pear slices, banana, milk Fri. Sept. 27: Cheese/chicken quesadilla, corn, apple, orange, milk

Tiger Sports
Mon. Sept. 23: VB @ Sebeka, 5:00; JHVB hosts Sebeka,4:30; JVFB hosts OTC Tue. Sept. 24: VB @ WCA, 5:00 Thur. Sept. 26: VB hosts Royalton, 5:00; 9 & 10 FB hosts NYM, 4:30; JHVB @ Royalton, 4:30; JHFB @ NYM, 4:30 Fri. Sept. 27: FB @ NYM, 7:00 Sat. Sept. 28: VB tourney, Parkers Prairie, 9:00

Football Fest
Before Browerville Tiger Home Games 5:30 - 6:30 pm Pregame cookout by the pool Enjoy high school athletics Support our Tigers Game start time 7:00 pm

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Minnesota 4-Hers from more than 83 counties arrived with over 2,885 animals at the 2013 Great Minnesota Get-Together for this years 4-H livestock encampment held Thursday, August 22 Sunday, August 25. 4-H had 2885 participants exhibit over the weekend including: Beef: 605 exhibits Dairy: 469 exhibits Goats: 317 exhibits Poultry: 265 exhibits Rabbits: 314 exhibits Sheep: 358 exhibits Swine: 488 exhibits 4-Hers from Todd County exhibiting at the State Fair were: Jadon Buntjer, Golden Gophers, Dairy Goat-Blue and Goat Showmanship-Blue; Mikala Decker, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, Dairy -Red; Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics, Beef-Blue and Beef Showmanship Participation; Halbersma, Hustlin Rachel Rustics, Beef -Red and Beef Showmanship -Participation; Rochelle Herzog, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, Dairy -Red; Emily Hinnenkamp, Hustlin Rustics, Beef-Blue and Beef Showmanship-Participation; Jocelyn Hinnenkamp, Hustlin Rustics, Beef -Red and Beef Showmanship Participation; Nicole Hinnenkamp, Hustlin Rustics, Sheep-Red and Sheep Showmanship-Participation; Amber Hlatky, Wykeham Willing Workers, Dairy-Red; Dylan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Dairy-Red; Erica Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Dairy-Blue; Megan Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Dairy-Purple; Nicholas Hollermann, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Beef-Blue and Beef Showmanship-Participation; Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Dairy-Red; Rachel Paskewitz, A-1, Beef-Red and Beef Showmanship-Participation; Rebekka Paskewitz, A-1, Beef White and Beef Showmanship Participation; Derek Pratt, Hustlin Rustics, Sheep-Red; Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids, Rabbit Blue; Jana Roste, West Union Country Kids, Rabbit-Blue; Jaran Roste, West Union Country Kids, Sheep-Blue; and Jazmin Roste, West Union Country Kids, Sheep Purple and Sheep Showmanship Participation.

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4-H youth shine at 2013 Minnestoa State Fair

Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties had over 2,800 projects that were judged in the 4-H Building at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. These 4-Hers all placed high at their county fairs with their projects, thereby earning them the top honor of showing at the State Fair this year. Todd County had 25 participants exhibiting on August 29-31 dates, including: Arianna Bartels, Wykeham Willing Workers, QuiltingBlue; Josiah Cole, Independent 4-Her, Shop Purple; Raquel Crowe, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Creative Arts, Purple; Jeremy Decker, Burtrum Boosters /Highland, Electric Blue; Jesson Gould, Golden Gophers, Fishing SportsBlue; Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics, Needle ArtsBlue; Rachel Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics, Veterinary ScienceBlue; Lexi Hanson Roe, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, DemonstrationRed and ClothingClothes You MakePurple; Lizzie Hanson Roe, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, DemonstrationBlue and Fashion RevueParticipation; Payton Hlatky, Wykeham Willing Workers, Flower Gardening Blue; Alex Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters/ Highland, Electric Blue; Emily Larson, Independent 4-Her, Needle ArtsBlue; Jessica and Nicole LeBrun, West Union Country Kids, representing the club with the clubs Community Pride ExhibitBlue; Morgan Marthaler, West Union Country Kids, Photography--Blue; Shayla Marthaler, West Union Country Kids, Home Environment Purple; Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters/Highland, ForestryBlue and Chef for a DayPurple; Bailey Perryman, Independent 4-Her, DogBlue; Riley Perryman, Independent 4Her, PetsBlue; Taylor Perryman, Independent 4-Her, Performing ArtsPurple; Erin Rausch, Little Elk Antlers, Vegetable GardeningBlue; Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids, PhotographyBlue and Chef for a DayPurple; Jana Roste, West Union Country Kids, Clothing Purchased ClothingPurple; Brenden Thompson, Prairie Sharp Shooters, Shooting SportsRed; Jenna Trantina, A-1, Fashion RevueParticipation; West Union Country Kids 4-H Club, Banner Blue; and Wykeham Willing Workers 4-H Club, BannerBlue. Trent Kolles and Karina Perish of the Little Elk Antlers 4-H Club represented Todd County with their Share-The-Fun Act.

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Staples Police Robert J. Cameron, Staples, obstruct officer-$135.00, 90 days Ralph L. Rodrigues, Verndale, drive after suspension-$285.00 Steven W. Tressler, Staples, no valid license-$185.00; no insurance-$300.00 Jordan A. Warner, Alexandria, drive after revocation-$285.00; possess synthetic cannabinoid, $50.00 Osakis Police Mark A. Johnson, Browerville, DWI-$610.00, 90 days, stayed 87 days, 2 yr, probation, 2 yr, chem depend. eval, MADD impact panel James M. Thompson, Osakis, 65/55-$130.00 DNR Daniel D. Ahrens, Grey Eagle, operate watercraft w/o required navigation lights-$115.00 Mary E. Bullert, Webster, SD, angle w/o license-$190.00 Daniel K. Elieff, Grey Eagle, fish w/extra line-$140.00 Troy M. Fietek, Little Falls, fail to open drain while transporting$140.00 Zachary E. Miller, Long Prairie, no fishing license in possession$115.00 Brandon J. Weinzierl, St. Louis Park, operate watercraft w/o required lights-$115.00 Daryl L. Young, Osakis, drive after revocation-$285.00; possess marijuana-$50.00 MN State Patrol Alexander J. Brott, St. Cloud, 65/55-$125.00 Dan E. Card, Sebeka, 69/55$135.00 Derek J. Topp, Hewitt, fail to deliver title w/i 10 days-$185.00 Benjamin A. Atkinson, Freeport, no seat belt used-$110.00 Robin S. Colburn, Bertha, no proof insurance-$285.00 Adam J. Farhat, Edina, underage alcohol possession-$190.00 Sarah M. Gilbertson, Big Lake, 80/70-$130.00 Matthew L. L Gordon, Fargo, ND, open bottle-$190.00 David F. Hayden, Minnetonka, 80/70-$130.00 Sharon Jagdeo, unknown, 90/70-$230.00 Derek M. Kaiser, Crookston, possess marijuana-$140.00; possess drug paraphernalia-$50.00 Joel T. Kepp, Sauk Centre, DWI$515.00, 90 days, stayed 90 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr, chem depend. eval, MADD impact panel Samuel J. Kirk, Cottage Grove, 80/70-$130.00 Craig E. Oppegard, Deer Creek, inattentive driving-$125.00 Gienes G. Quinol, unknown, 82/70-$140.00 Brady M. Viehauser, St. Cloud, 80/70-$130.00 Phililppe R. S. Walker, Moorhead, 80/70-$130.00 Paul A. White, St. Cloud, drive after revocation-$285.00 James R. Wright, Little Falls, loud muffler-$140.00; cracked windshield-$40.00

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sheriffs Report
On September 10, at 8:31 am, Jerry Papenfuss, who resides on 255th Ave, Ward Township, reported the theft of a 10 ft., blue kayak. At 10:25 am on September 10, Christopher Schwinghamer reported damage to the Fairy Lake beach area. Person(s) unknown had cut through the 3/4 inch cable barrier around the beach area. Other damage was done to the rest room area and barricades in the park. On September 11. at 1:09 am, the sheriff s office received a report from a citizen on 400th St., Section 10, Stowe Prairie Township, that on September 9th, they believe suspect(s) tried to force entry into their residence. It did not appear the suspect(s) gained entry, but the main door was damaged. This incident is still under investigation. At 6:42 am, September 13, a motorcycle accident was reported on County 6, Section 30, Round Prairie Township. Tony Rohde, rural Grey Eagle, struck a deer with is 2003 Honda motorcycle, causing the bike to fall on its side and slide off the road. Rohde sustained injuries and was transported to CentraCare Hospital, Long Prairie. Long Prairie Fire Dept. and Long Prairie Ambulance assisted at the scene. Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged to call the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-7322157 or 1-800-794-5733.

Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appearance), and Omnibus (third appearance) August 12: Kit L. Barros, Staples, pled guilty to driving after cancellation and violation of the terms of his probation. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for October 14. August 22: Richard G. DeLong, Long Prairie, pled guilty to fourth degree criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct at a contested omnibus hearing. He was fined $310, with restitution reserved for 30 days, sentenced to 90 days, with 87 days stayed for one years, placed on supervised probation for one year, and must complete an anger management assessment. September 4: Aaron R. Carpenter, Browerville, made his first appearance on charges of fifth degree possession of marijuana, no proof of insurance, and possession of marijuana. An RU8 hearing was scheduled for September 16. September 9: Mandi L. Larson, Miltona, made her first appearance on charges of two counts of DWI. A September 23 RU8 hearing was set. Ignacio Rodriguez-Herrera, Long Prairie, made his first court appearance on first degree assault charges. An RU8 hearing was scheduled for September 16. Craig L. Williams, Long Prairie, appeared for an RU8 hearing on second degree murder charges. A November 18 omnibus hearing was scheduled. JoAnna M. Randall, Long Prairie, appeared for an RU8 hearing on theft charges. An October 21 omnibus hearing was set. Stewart E. Weekley, Staples, pled guilty to fifth degree possession of marijuana at an omnibus hearing. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for December 2. September 10: Fawn C. Landrus, Cohasset, appeared for a probation violation hearing. Her probation was extended for one year for her to pay restitution. Constance M. Meidinger, Verndale, pled guilty to no proof of insurance at an RU8 hearing. She was fined $485, sentenced to 365 days, with 362 days stayed for two years, placed on probation for two years, and may not drive without a valid drivers license and insurance.

Property Transfers
WTY Jeanette R Huebner as trustee of the Jeanette R Huebner 2006 Revocable Trust Agreement dated 11-14-06 to Judy M Thompson 8-16-13 Lot 8 Blk 2 Oakwood Terrace rec 8-22-13

QCD Sandy Killian to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp 7-16-13 NW4NE4 7-132-32 rec 8-22-13 LIM WTY-JT Federal Home Loan Mortage Corp to Kevin A Crider etux 8-8-13 NW4NE4 7-13232 rec 8-22-13 LIM WTY Federal Natl Mortgage Ass AKA Fannie Mae to Sergio Roberto Acevedo Cuellar 812-13 Lot 8 Blk 8 Tweeds First Add rec 8-22-13 WTY Allan W Knudson etal to maria Carmen Cano 7-15-13 Lot 6 Blk 2 Hedins Add to Long Prairie rec 8-22-13 WTY-JT Thomas R Jones etux to denis R Rathcke etux 8-19-13 Lot 3 Blk 1 E & A Abbotts Add to Eagle Bend rec 8-22-13 DEED of SALE Glenna Woerdehoff as personal representative of the Estate of Gerald Patrick Sweeney to Michael P Sweeney etux 8-16-13 Lots 21, 22, 23 & 24 Blk 2 Townsite of Hewitt rec 8-2213 WTY-JT Dennis A Hilts etux to Jacob M May etux pt E2SW4 & N2SE4 & pt S2SE4 22-130-33 rec 8-22-13 QCD Wendell E Kimber to Diane R Bingaman-Wuollet etal 85-13 pt SE4SE4 14-133-35 rec 8-2313 WTY-JT Ronald Foote etal to Marvin F Fritz etal 8-23-13 pt Lot 4, all Lot 4 Blk 1 Carricks Add to Clarissa & pt public road 8-23-13 WTY-JT Larry A Dickinson etux to Wade D Dickinson etal 8-23-13 pt E2SE4 10-131-34 rec 8-23-13

Weekend Crashes Kill 8 on Minnesota Roads Among Deadliest Weekends of the Year
THREE OF THE VICTIMS WERE MOTORCYCLISTS, RAISING YEAR TOTAL TO 53 Preliminary crash reports indicate at least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads from 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 through 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, making it the among the top three deadliest weekends of the year. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the deadly start to September follows the states safest August since 1944 there were 30 deaths last month. The weekend fatalities raised the states current death total to 250 up from 238 at this time last year. DPS projects around 415 deaths for the year; there were 395 deaths in 2012. DEADLY WEEKEND Sept. 69 was among the deadliest weekend periods of the year, joining: April 57 (10 deaths); May 31June 2 (eight); and July 2628 (seven). The weekend fatalities include a 20-year-old male motorist hit by a suspected drunk driver in Minneapolis early Monday, Sept. 9. The fatal crashes occurred in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, Otter Tail, Renville, St. Louis and Watonwan . Officials are urging motorists to buckle up, pay attention, drive at safe speeds and drive sober. MOTORCYCLIST DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE Three of the eight weekend deaths were motorcyclists. To-date in 2013, there have been 53 rider deaths, putting the state on pace for 68 deaths for 2013, up from 55 rider deaths in 2012. The highest number of motorcyclist deaths on record is 1980 when 121 were killed. DPS officials say theres no clear indicator for the increase in deaths, but common crash factors are playing a role including rider error and motorist failure to yield the rightof-way. Its time motorcyclists and drivers step up and take action to reduce these tragedies, says Bill Shaffer of the DPS Motorcycle Safety Center. Unfortunately preventable mistakes are leading to the spiking death count. KEY FINDINGS IN 2013 MOTORCYCLE FATAL CRASHES Age: 64 percent of the motorcyclists killed were over the age of 45; 19 percent were under 30. Young riders (30 and under) represent a mere one percent of the total driving population, older riders (45 and up) are only seven percent of the total driving population together these riders represent 20 percent of the total traffic deaths to-date. Contributing Factors: There have been 50 fatal crashes resulting in the 53 rider deaths. More than half of the fatal crashes involved only the motorcycle; failure to negotiate a curve was cited 19 times. The remaining crashes involved another vehicle, of which failure to yield the right-of-way was cited nine times. Deer: Six of the fatal crashes involved a collision with a deer, matching 2007, the highest number of deer deaths on record. Fatalities

Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff Charles E. Denny, Clarissa, drive after revocation-$285.00; no proof insurance-$200.00 Michael J. Ewertsen, Long Prairie, domestic assault-$385.00, 90 days, stayed 68 days, 2 yr, supervised probation, 2 yr, no handguns, 2 yr, domestic abuse eval, no alcohol, no contact w/victim, take prescribed meds Jade N. Fall, Motley, underage consumption-$185.00 Marissa A. Fall, Motley, underage consumption-$185.00 Andrew P. Henry, Sauk Centre, 65/55-$125.00 Javier G. Hernandez, Long Prairie, drive after revocation$290.00 Breanna L. Johnson, Brainerd, 40/30-$130.00 Saul B. Ramirez, Perham, 80/60-$225.00 Zachary A. Smith, Motley, fail to yield-$135.00

Michael L. Steven, Chandler, no valid license-$190.00 Aaron H. Wendel, Eagle Bend, burn prohibited material-$190.00 Autumn L. Worley, Bertha, no proof insurance-$385.00 Long Prairie Police Ashley L. Baxter, unknown, theft-$135.00 Jaime Ortiz-Morales, Long Prairie, criminal sexual conduct$985.00, committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 48 months, stayed for 25 yrs, supervised probation 25 yrs, no alcohol, predatory offender registration, DNA sample, psych evaluation, chem dpend and sex offender treatment, attend 2 sober meeting per week, obtain sober support sponsor and maintain weekly contact, submit to polygraph exam, no pornography, no contact with persons under 18, no contact w/victim or family, restitution reserved Timothy J. Scott, Blaine, drive after revocation-$285.00; no proof insurance-$200.00

resulting from a collision with a deer are an immerging trend within the last decade. During 20022012, 43 motorcyclists have been killed in a crash with a deer, four times more than between 19912000 (10 deaths). This year is on pace to be the deadliest with deer and we are just bridging the autumn deer season. Helmet Use: Helmet use is known in 42 of the 53 rider deaths, of those, 31 were not wearing a helmet; only 12 riders were wearing a helmet. Location: More than 60 percent of the crashes occurred in a rural area; 28 percent of the crashes occurred in the 7-county metro area. The top six deadliest counties include: Hennepin (6); Goodhue and St. Louis (4 each); Crow Wing, Dakota and Olmsted (3 each). DPS offers these safety tips for motorists and riders to ensure a safe riding environment: Motorists Watch for motorcycles, and always look twice before entering a roadway or changing lanes. Due to the smaller size of motorcycles, their speed and distance is more difficult to judge. Give riders room and check blind spots. Pay attention, drive at safe speeds and drive sober. Riders Wear protective gear, including a DOT-approved helmet, riding gloves, boots, pants, jacket and eye protection. Pay attention to riding, ride at safe speeds and ride sober. DPS advises riders to take safety training courses to hone skills; more information at

The Browerville Blade, page 11

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rates & Policies

Classified Ads: . . . . . . .15 words = $7.00 each additional word 15 Advertising Rate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.25 per column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 each $80.00 per thousand Card of Thanks: . .Up to 25 words = $7 25 to 50 words = $10.50 Over 50 words, 5 each additional word In Memory: . . . . . .Up to 25 words = $10 25 to 50 words = $12.50 Happy Birthday Ads . . . . . . . . . . . .(3 inch) with picture = $15.00 Copies: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1/2 x 11 20 each, 1 side 2 sides =30 11 x 17 = 35 each, 1 side 2 sides = 50 Engagement, Birth, Wedding . .announcement with photo $15.00 Engagement, Birth, Wedding . . .announcement no photo $10.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no photo $6.00 Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .with photo $10.00 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .first sheet $1.50 each additional sheet 20 Notary Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00 Error responsibility: It is the responsibility of the person placing the ad to check for errors and notify our office with corrections. We reserve the right to edit or reject any copy or illustration that does not meet our standards. Letters to the Editor: Letters are welcome and will be published at our discretion. The Browerville Blade reserves the right to refuse, edit or ask for changes in any letter submitted for publication. All letters must be signed and include the authors name, address and a phone number. Printed letters will include only the name and address. Letters to the Editor should include opinions and ideas but should not be personal or libelous. Letters to the the Editor should not be confused with Cards of Thanks Endorsing letters: A letter written only to endorse a political candidate will be considered an advertisement and will be charged as such. Todd County Country Courier: Circulation 10,000 plus Ad rates: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.00 a column inch Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 each $80.00 per thousand Deadlines: Browerville Blade: All news and advertising should be at the Blade office by Friday at 3:00 p.m. for publication the following week Country Courier: The Courier is published 11 times a year, mostly on the first Friday of each month. Deadlines are at the week before the first Friday of the month.

Grain Market Report

Corn............................................................$ 4.57 Bu. Oats.......................................................... $ 3.30 Bu. Soybeans................................................. $12.77 Bu. Prices change daily, call for current price

Kathys Korner Kurls

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Standing Timber: White Oak, Red Oak, Basswood & Poplar Minimum of 3 acres. For more info, contact Steve Baum Custom Logging & Firewood Sales, Burtrum, MN (320) 815-1863

Pro Ag Services Eagle Bend 218-738-2552

ASSISTANCE IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADULTS IN A SHELTERED VOCATIONAL SETTING AT THE TODD COUNTY DAC. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (MUST be able to perform following requirements) Follow training programs. Collect and record data as needed. Demonstrate ability to communicate by proven writing and oral communication skills. Lift, push and pull transport a minimum of 75 pounds at any given work site. MUST be able to work with aggressive behaviors. Must have the physical ability to assist in behavioral issues as needed. Drive on a van route as needed. Must be able to make quick decisions independently. Must pass a MN State Background Study, MNDOT physical, pre-employment drug test and random testing after employment starts. SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY PLEASE!!! Applications available at the: Todd County DAC 501 West 6th Street Browerville, MN 56438 Between 7am and 3:30pm Accepting Applications until September 20, 2013

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Mrs. Frank Pesta 16250 300th St., Eagle Bend N of Clotho on County 3 S of Eagle Bend on County 3 Turn E on 300th St Follow Signs

Garden Decor, Knick-Knacks Books, Lawn Mower, Pronto Scooter w/Lift Thurs., Sept. 26 - 12-5 Fri., Sept. 27 - 9-7 Sat., Sept. 28 - 9-3
on the key terms of the proposed transaction, the final terms to be documented in the Asset Purchase Agreement are currently being negotiated and all related documentation finalized. Among other things, the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including the approval of CMECs members. CMEC will seek member approval upon completion of the proposed Asset Purchase Agreement and distribution of CMECs informational materials to its shareholders. Timing of the transaction closing is expected in 2014. In announcing this proposed transaction, CMECs CEO, Dana Persson stated, CMEC fully examined its strategic alternatives and considered other proposals prior to entering into the exclusive Letter of Intent with Green Biologics, Inc. We chose Green Biologics as we believe its proposal represents the highest value to our shareholders. After significant deliberation, we consider this agreement is in the best long-term interests of CMECs shareholders, employees, corn growers and the community at large. Green Biologics brings exciting new technology and product lines to the Little Falls facility. The Board of Directors and Management team will meet in the near future with shareholders to discuss Green Biologics offer and the process for seeking approval of the proposed transaction by CMECs shareholders.

Liquor Store Manager Wanted

The City of Browerville is accepting applications for the position of Liquor Store Manager. Position reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the day to day operations of the Municipal Liquor Store. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 5 years retail experience, have strong computer skills and knowledge of liquor store management. Salary dependent on experience. Application packets may be picked up at Browerville City Hall, 544 Main Street S., Browerville, MN 56438 320-594-2201 Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2013.




SIGN EXCLUSIVE LETTER OF INTENT. Parties agree to exclusively negotiate the final terms for Green Biologics, Inc. to acquire the assets of Central MN Ethanol Co-op. Green Biologics, Inc. (GBI), a technology developer and emerging bio-based chemicals producer based in Gahanna, Ohio, and Central MN Ethanol Co-op (CMEC), an ethanol producer in Little Falls, MN, today announced that Green Biologics, Inc. has entered into an exclusive letter of intent to acquire substantially all of CMECs assets. While both parties have reached preliminary agreement

In the interim, corn purchases, ethanol and co-product production efforts will continue in full force. Employees will produce and deliver high-quality products as usual, with no interruption of ethanol and co-products deliveries to our customers. Commenting upon the transaction, Joel Stone, President, Green Biologics, Inc. said, We assessed a number of attractive acquisition alternatives prior to executing this letter of intent with CMEC. We could not be more pleased with the quality of the facility, the caliber of the workforce, and the strong support CMEC receives from its

existing corn growers and the community at large. This is critically important to us as we will continue to procure locally grown corn from area producers. CMEC has been a leader and a pioneer in the U.S. ethanol industry. It is our intention that the Central MN facility will continue to carry on that tradition as a leader and a pioneer in the U.S. renewable n-butanol industry.

Welcome exchange students

Christ the King Students learn School Bus Safety lessons from Mike Aksamit of Aksamit Transportation.

This year the Browerville School welcomes four exchange students as they experience American customs and culture while learning the many differences between education in the U.S. and their respective countries. Pictured above are: Elias Callewaert, Belgium. Azade Cakmak, Germany. Eduardo Cortes, Bolivia. Kallakanya Jirawattanaporn, Thailand.

Elias Callewaert, Belgium

I decided to come to America because everyday we have to deal with American stuff like American movies, American songs, American TV shows, American clothing, McDonalds, Burger King, and so on. If we watch the news in Belgium, most of the time is spent on the American president, or the American economy, and okay, maybe thats because Belgium is too little for exciting news. The main reason for my journey is of course to improve my English skills, experience some American culture, and most of all, be a part of an American family and make many American friends who lead you to Americas hidden places... Dont tell anybody, but I have already graduated in Belgium. People asked me, Why are you so stupid to redo your last year if you could go to college? Well, some people are that crazy. Actually, an American family is not that different from an European family. The only difference that affects me the most is the tons of burgers, pizzas, fried chicken wings, chips, more burgers and more burgers. Back home I have two younger brothers. Here in America Ive got two older host brothers and one sister, and I have a brother from Bolivia, Eduardo Cortes, who lives in the same family. Its difficult to explain the differences between the school systems if you have never experienced them. In Belgium you cannot choose your classes. In seventh grade you have to choose a direction, such as Latin, economy, science, art or wood and metal shop. Every section has classes that you

Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns? Maybe you know of a good story idea? Or a photo opp? We would like to hear them! Contact us at: 320-594-2911, or Blade Publishing, PO Box 245 Browerville MN 56438 We look forward from hearing from you, or subscribers. Your opinion DOES matter.

cant choose. I was in a special school where I had a theater education. When I go back to Belgium I would like to do some tests to go into an actor college. Its my dream to write my own plays and musical and perform them. (I know it sounds like a little child who wants to become a prince or pirate.) Also I worked in a bakery as a baker on weekends. I would like to hunt one day, but the exchange program doesnt allow us to carry or fire a gun. Ive seen the Mall of American already, and I spent two weeks at the state fair. While I am here I just want to be an American youth. Thats the only goal I want to reach. Every experience I have will be a memory that nobody can take away from me.

with each other. I am in the 11th grade in Browerville High School. In Thailand I am in the 12th grade at Kanaratbumrungpathumthani School. I have five members in my family in Thailand; father, mother, elder sister and brother and me. My parents own a business. In the U.S. my host family has father, mother, elder brother and sister. Father is a radio news director and mother works in a bank. The school in Browerville is so different from Thailand. Everybody can wear make-up, no uniforms, students express themselves and are not shy. I like this school, everybody is very friendly. My goals in the U.S. are to get better in the English language and grow to be a good adult in the future.

Eduardo Cortes, Bolivia

I chose to become an exchange student because people told me it would be a good experience. In Bolivia Im in the 11th grade, here I am in the 10th grade. I have a very good family, my dad, my mom, and my twin sisters; I thank God I am with them. With my host family we do many other things. In Bolivia my school is bigger than here, and there are lots more classes. My goal is to have a good experience while I am here.

Azade-Asya Cakmak, Germany

I came to American to learn better English and to have a new experience for myself. I am in the 11th grade at Browerville. In Germany my grade was 1. Semester. In Germany I have a younger sister (13), my mom is a hair stylist and my dad is an IT Director. Here I have a little host brother (1 1/2), and my host parents are Keith and Jesse Noska. At school I have only six classes each semester, in Germany we have many classes in 1.Semester, I think 15 or 16. School here is easier than in Germany, but some classes are the same, like math. While I am in the U.S. I would like to travel to San Diego, California, and I want to see Chicago.

Council, continued
get back on a positive track. Council members approved the donation. Council members approved the new Pictometry software/ images. Currently the city of Browerville has the 2008 version and pictures. When this was originally purchased the cost was $3,000.00, now the new software and images are only $1,795.00 and they have a much higher resolution. This software is used by city hall extensively for planning & zoning, assisting property owners and looking for building information. Citizen Lyle Olson sent a request to the council to consider installing a four way stop sign at the intersection of 4th and Gillis Ave. The council discussed and tabled this request due to lack of traffic. The council meeting was closed at 7:58 for a closed session. The purpose of the closed personnel council meeting was to review and accept the resignation of Chris Hayes due to health issues.

Kullakanya Jirawattanaporn, Thailand

I came to the U.S. because it is the country of my dreams. I want to practice my English language and I want to exchange cultures

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