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State loses 100
jobs in February
Unempl oyment
rate at 4.8 percent
Minnesota employers cut
100 jobs in February, according
to figures released by the Min-
nesota Department of Employ-
ment and Economic
Development.
The loss, combined with a
revised gain of 800 jobs in Jan-
uary, brought total job growth in
the state over the past year to
44,714, a growth rate of 1.6 per-
cent compared with a U.S.
growth rate of 1.5 percent dur-
ing that period.
Wright County website upgrades coming in May
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by Gabe Licht
Editor
To say Michael Fritz is famil-
iar with Bethlehem United
Church of Christ would be an un-
derstatement.
The 2005 Maple Lake High
School graduate was baptized
and confirmed in the local con-
gregation.
Fast-forward a few years and
now Fritz is serving as the in-
terim pastor at his home church.
During those years, Fritz
graduated from the University of
Minnesota in 2008, began earn-
ing his Masters of Divinity at the
Iliff School of Theology at the
University of Denver and com-
pleted the degree from Andover
Newton Theological School in
Boston. He returned to the area in
the fall to serve as a chaplain in-
tern at Abbott Northwestern Hos-
pital.
In January and February, he
served as a supply pastor at Beth-
lehem UCC.
I never considered myself a
candidate for the interim pastor
position, Fritz said. When they
asked me to be interim pastor, I
was very surprised.
In the churchs newsletter, the
church council explained the
process that led to interviewing
Fritz for the position.
The congregation has shared
with us how much they like
Michael and are inspired by his
worship services, the letter said.
Our youth were sharing how
much they enjoyed confirmation,
also. After reviewing profiles and
interviewing interim candidates,
we came to the realization that
maybe Michael would be the best
candidate.
Fritzs licensing was approved
on Feb. 20 and he started his new
position on March 1.
He believes the timing could-
nt be better.
I believe its wonderfully ap-
propriate that our time together
begins with the season of Lent,
Fritz wrote in the church newslet-
ter. Forty days of stillness, of ob-
servance, of liberating humility
and with the anticipation for the
work of God to begin is a fantas-
tic preparation for the time ahead
of us.
Taking notice of Lent and the
invitation it carries to slow down
and be worshipful together will
help us remember what is truly
important in our church life and
what we need to stay faithful to
as we look to the future, Fritz
continued. May the 40 days of
piety and spiritual discipline
renew us for the thing which God
is doing with Bethlehem United
Church of Christ.
In addition to leading Lenten
services on Wednesdays and
Sundays, Fritz is currently work-
ing with Fr. John Meyer, of St.
Timothy Catholic Church, and
Holy Cross Lutheran Churchs
Rev. Culynn Curtis to coordinate
the joint Good Friday service at
Bethlehem UCC.
His passion is preparing serv-
ices.
Worship planning is what
Im really into, Fritz said. Dur-
ing Lent, I get to spend more time
doing that.
He is appreciative of how he
has been received in his new po-
sition.
Coming in, I was worried
people would have the image of
the 15-year-old me narrating the
Christmas program, Fritz said.
Ive been very fortunate that
hasnt been the case. I feel like
they want me here and that feels
good.
At the same time, Fritz is not
considering himself a candidate
for the full-time pastor position.
But that doesnt mean he sees
himself as merely filling the gap
between Rev. Jeff Palmer and the
future minister.
I really do want to help the
congregation be still and hear
where God is calling us next,
Fritz said. I want to be a part of
the process of discernment and
preparation.
Vandalism, theft led to laundromat closing
Fritz leading home church as interim pastor
Distracted driving
crackdown set to
start April 11
April 11-20 will be spe-
cially-targeted dates for dis-
tracted drivers in Minnesota.
Extra patrols, including troop-
ers, deputies and city police of-
ficers, will rally for 10 days to
curb distracted driving and the
resulting crashes in an enforce-
ment effort. This project will
last several more days than sim-
ilar efforts by officers in 2013.
Distracted driving remains
one of the top driving concerns
for traffic safety officials in
Minnesota. Texting is an issue
with drivers of all ages and will
be a strong focus during this en-
forcement project. Current state
law prohibits everyone from
texting while driving.
We have to continue work-
ing together to create a traffic
safety culture in Minnesota, and
one way to do that is to get
everyone to take personal re-
sponsibility for their own ac-
tions behind the wheel,
Regional Public Information
Officer Sgt. Jesse Grabow said.
These special enforcement
and education efforts are com-
ponents of the states Toward
Zero Death initiative. A primary
vision of the TZD program is to
create a safe driving culture in
Minnesota in which motorists
support a goal of zero road fa-
talities by practicing and pro-
moting safe and smart driving
behavior. TZD focuses on the
application of four strategic
areas to reduce crashes edu-
cation, enforcement, engineer-
ing and emergency trauma
response.
Unemployment
continued on page 3
by Gabe Licht
Editor
For nearly 18 years, Maple
Lake residents have been clean-
ing their clothes in the confines of
Cozy Wash on Birch Avenue.
That era came to a close on
March 13.
Just between the vandalism
and theft, were tired of dealing
with it, owner Gary Swearingen
said.
That vandalism and theft re-
sulted in significant damage on
Feb. 12.
Someone came in and cut out
the coin machine, Swearingen
said. They broke the soap ma-
chine open and took the coin out
of that. They had knocked the
camera off the ceiling. They bent
up the drawer in the big dryer,
thinking there may be coins in
there.
Those events followed several
smaller incidents.
In the middle of the day, peo-
ple were dumping the garbage
cans upside down and things like
that, Swearingen said. With
Denise and I not being right next
door, were not there every day
and we had someone there on a
part-time basis. After 18 years,
we cant do it any more.
The Swearingens said they
went back and forth on the deci-
sion for a month before opting not
to invest back into the business.
It was always more of a serv-
ice to the town than a money-
maker, Swearingen said. It
was always used. There were al-
ways a few people a day that
came in late in the afternoon or
evening because thats when peo-
ple are going home.
Those individuals will now be
limited to coin laundry options in
Buffalo and Annandale.
Most likely, the equipment
from Cozy Wash will go for sale
on an online auction and
Swearingen will look for a tenant
or buyer for the downtown loca-
tion.
I feel bad because, even after
I sold the insurance agency to An-
nandale State Bank, we didnt
want another empty spot in
town, Swearingen said. We
have enough of those already.
Cozy Wash Coin Laundry in downtown Maple Lake was closed on March 13, following van-
dalism and theft of the facilities on Feb. 12. (Photo by Gabe Licht)
by John Holler
Correspondent
As advancements in how we
communicate and access informa-
tion becomes more dependent on
technology, Wright County is
preparing to make a big technolog-
ical leap, starting in May, as the
updating of the countys website is
the first step in the process of
going increasingly paperless.
Given the amount of forms and
documents that are filled out at the
county courthouse, it will be a
daunting task, but something the
county has been working on for
some time.
Information Technology Direc-
tor Bill Swing said after the March
25 meeting of the county board
that process of overhauling the
countys website is the first tangi-
ble step of an upgrade that has
been in the works for almost two
years.
This project started during the
budget hearings in 2012, Swing
said. We budgeted to start the up-
grading of our website last year
and, last summer, we distributed
Requests For Proposal nationwide
to a list of vendors explaining in
detail what our needs were. Last
fall, we narrowed that list down to
three and approved a vendor ear-
lier this year.
That company, CivicPlus, of
Manhattan, Kan., not only submit-
ted the most cost-friendly bid, but
already had a history in Minnesota
creating new websites for Anoka
and Washington counties.
The problem the county has ex-
perienced, aside from a woefully
antiquated official website, which
hasnt changed much since its in-
ception in the mid-1990s, is a
group of several separate core sys-
tems working independently of
one another in the county. Human
Services has its own system. So
does the Sheriffs Department, the
Auditor/Treasurers Office, Plan-
ning and Zoning and other county
departments. The new system
would integrate them all together.
Swing credited Commissioner
Mark Daleiden with spearheading
the effort to speed up the process.
When Daleiden was running for
county commissioner in 2012, he
was appalled by what he saw on
the countys website, which had
the look of a website designed on
the cheap with very little interac-
tion with the public.
Swing said that, while things
wont change immediately, the
May 1 launch of the new website
will be the first step in an ongoing
process.
The environment with the
new board is much more interac-
tive, Swing said. In the past,
most ideas for how to improve our
interactivity with the public was
coming from my department being
asked what we should do. Now,
were getting numerous ideas from
commissioners and department
heads. Ideally, 80 percent of the
forms and documents the public
will need will be done through the
website and wont require them to
drive to Buffalo to get them. The
ultimate expectation is that people
will be able to fill out forms from
their own computer and submit
them directly that way.
The plan is to get departments
up to speed on the changes that
will be coming the week of April
7 with a projected launch date of
the new website for May 1.
The changes are not going to
come overnight, but this is a good
start, Swing said. This is a plat-
form for expansion and the key
will be to keep the system simple
and intuitive and create a more in-
teractive website that will serve the
needs of the public in a much more
interactive way than we have be-
fore.
During the March 25 meeting,
the board:
Approved sending a letter of
support to the Met Council for the
projected expansion of I-94 from
Rogers to Monticello, highlighting
that, in the event of an emergency,
I-94 would be the evacuation route
for the Monticello nuclear power
plant.
Scheduled bid openings for
the Highway Departments season
requirements, pavement preserva-
tion contract and the County State
Aid Highway 33 construction
project for 9 a.m. Friday, April 25.
Approved 2014 maintenance
agreements between the highway
department and six cities De-
lano, Elk River, Maple Lake,
Monticello, Montrose and Wa-
verly.
Unanimously approved a re-
quest to rezone 41 acres in Silver
Creek Township from Agricul-
tural/General to Agricultural/ Res-
idential.
Approved moving forward
with updating the countys Sub-
Division Ordinance to include De-
velopers Agreements, which
would be used on future plats that
would come before the planning
commissioner to lay out the re-
sponsibilities of developers if a
project isnt completed to protect
the interests of the county, town-
ships and taxpayers. The Sub-Di-
vision Ordinance hasnt been
significantly updated since it was
first adopted in 1977, so the Devel-
opers Agreements would be in-
cluded as part of a planned
ordinance update this year.
Approved a proclamation de-
claring the week of April 7-13 as
National Public Health Care Week
in Wright County. The American
Public Health Association has
honored those who work in the
public health field since 1995.
Michael Fritz has been named the interim pastor at Bethle-
hem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake. The 2005 Maple
Lake High School graduate was baptized and confirmed in
the local congregation before graduating from seminary and
returning to serve his church in a new capacity.
(Photo by Gabe Licht)
Things are starting to periodically look brighter with a 60-degree Sun-
day. With that comes melting snow drifts and I figure that, by the end of
the week, I should be able to pick up the Christmas light extension cords
that have been buried since the New Year. That goes ditto for the holiday
lights that I wrapped around some bushes and the snow has been too deep
to remove them. After driving around town, I noticed Im not the only res-
ident with that problem. Of course, there is still the possibility of additional
snow this week (Thursday) which could postpone cleaning up for another
week. If that happens, my plan is to plug the lights back in and use them
for Easter decorations (April 20). . . Last weeks brief rainfall had
the robins congregating on lawns void of snow apparently looking for
food. There was a huge flock at the intersection of Linden Ave. N. and Di-
vision Street poking their beaks into the sod and apparently finding some
sort of bugs. The ground was too frozen for worms and nightcrawlers, but
another shower should help the robins in that respect. I heard a pair of
Sandhill cranes while Vanna and I were walking in the eastern portion of
Ney Park Saturday. We also saw a hen pheasant fly into the Lake Mary
swamp, but so far I havent seen any migrating ducks. Anglers are still
driving vehicles and ATVs on local lakes and as long as there is a way to
get on, there should be ample ice for them. Thats not an endorsement for
safe ice on the lakes, which is never 100%, so use your own judgement.
. . On the other hand, my Florida informant, Mike Muller, doesnt
have a problem with ice on Lake Okeechobee, but hes reluctant to put
his hand in the water because of alligators. Last week he e-mailed me a
photo of a crappie he caught in that lake, 14.5 inches and 2.7 pounds,
which has been his largested this year. He and his fishing buddy, Jesse,
apparently had a banner day with most of their 30 fish catch in the 12- to
13-inch range. Id say they must have found the honey hole! I havent
been out for a good week, but hope to remedy that this week.
* * *
I spent a portion of Sunday watching the NCAA basketball games
which are going into the final four. Naturally I was pulling for the Michigan
teams, neither of which made it when they were defeated by the University
of Connecticut and the University of Kentucky. I suspect Ill back Wis-
consin now, even though thats kind of like jumping ship.Another har-
binger of spring was the Twins opener with the Chicago White Sox
Monday. Their first home game is April 7, 3:10 p.m., with Oakland, with
eight more home games through April 17 before they go on the road. Well
need a major warm-up for those games, which include three night games.
* * *
The DNR has some hints for home and cabin owners who like living
in remote, wooded areas or, for that matter, on a prairie.
Q: With the potential for a wildfire season this spring, is there anything
people can do now to protect their homes and cabins?
A: Now, while the snowpack is still here, burn brush piles. If there is
less than three inches of snow on the ground, a burning permit is required.
Check with a local forestry office.
Late winter is the best time to prune trees. Look at the trees and shrubs
within 100 feet surrounding the cabin or house. Eliminate ladder fuels by
pruning 6 to 10 feet up from the ground. Thin out evergreen trees so
branches are 10 feet apart. Maintain a 10-foot space between the crowns
of trees. Clean roof and gutters of any wood or pine needles, leaves or de-
bris. Prune off tree branches touching the house. Move wood piles outside
a 30-foot zone surrounding the cabin or house. Make sure the chimney
has a spark arrestor.
For more information go to www.mndnr.gov/firewise.
* * *
I didnt get to the Northwest Sportshow last week, the 82nd annual,
which means the show started before I was born, but not by much. Its a
great place to see the latest in sports equipment and there are aisles upon
aisles of vendors from fishing, family resorts and hunting outfitters from
the Midwest as well as Canada and other countries. Last weeks Outdoor
News included a lot of advertising by vendors who planned to be at the
show. One item that caught my eye was a Fishphone WIFI underwater
camera which turns your smart phone or tablet into a fully functional un-
derwater camera monitor. Its a Vexilar product and, if I was 60 years
younger, theres no double Id have one either on the ice or in the boat.
You dont need cell phone coverage to use it, but its like other gadgets, it
will show you fish, but its still up to the angler to entice them to bite!
Brutes
Bleat
by Harold Brutlag
Minnesotan
in training
by Gabe Licht
Viewpoint
Question: In my defensive
driving class recently, the instruc-
tor talked about trains and rail
safety, and I thought this would be
a good topic for you to inform the
public about. Thanks!
Answer: I have responded to a
few of these types of crashes dur-
ing my career and they can bring
a lot of unnecessary misery for
sure. Collisions with trains are
mostly preventable. Car driver
inattention and impatience are
cited as the most common factors
contributing to motor vehicle/train
crashes.
In the recent past, our partners
at the Minnesota Department of
Transportation (MnDOT) have
worked to share the following
general rail safety tips with the
public to make sure they are not in
the way of a train:
Motorists should always stop
their vehicle when crossing gates
are down or lights are flashing;
wait for the crossing gates to rise
and lights to stop flashing; look
both ways, listen and proceed with
caution.
Also, motorists need to obey
all signs and signals at railroad
crossings and never stop their car
on railroad tracks; always keep
their car behind the white lines
when approaching an intersection
at railroad tracks.
Motorists and passengers
should get out of the car immedi-
ately if it stalls while crossing the
tracks, then call 911 or the emer-
gency notification number located
on the railroad signal equipment.
If a train is coming, abandon the
car. Proceed quickly towards the
train at a 45-degree angle, so that
if the train strikes your car, you
will be safe from flying debris.
Bicyclists and pedestrians
should always look both ways be-
fore crossing railroad tracks, cross
only in designated areas and avoid
crossing when gates are down.
They should be aware that trains
may operate any time throughout
the day and night in either direc-
tion, and please know that walk-
ing on the railroad tracks is illegal.
If you have any questions con-
cerning traffic related laws or is-
sues in Minnesota, send your
questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow
Minnesota State Patrol at 1000
Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes,
MN 56501-2205. (You can fol-
low him on Twitter
@MSPPIO_NW or reach him at,
jesse.grabow@state.mn.us).
Maple Lake Messenger Page 2
April 2, 2014
MNsure
Minnesotans must have health
insurance or be in line by
11:59pm on Monday, March 31st
in order to avoid tax penalties.
MNsures revised total enrollment
goals have been met, but 70% of
enrollees are on public assistance
programs. Goals for private plans,
young people, and small busi-
nesses are still far off the mark.
MNsures own economists esti-
mate that nearly 50,000 Min-
nesotans will be fined. Penalties
increase over time.
I continue to have grave con-
cerns regarding the MNsure pro-
gram. Not the least of which is the
fact that some people are being
forced to abandon their life-long
doctor because of limited choices.
Minnesotans need action on Oba-
macare/MNsure. After enrollment
closes next week, Republicans
will be talking about reforms for
MNsure, even if the majority party
with complete control of state
government continues to support
the current plan.
If you currently do not have
health insurance, and want to
avoid any penalties, please contact
your local insurance agent or MN-
sure at mnsure.org or by calling 1-
855-366-7873.
NEW SENATE OFFICE
BUILDING
There has been a lot of discus-
sion at the Capitol this week re-
garding building a new Senate
Office Building for $90 million.
This proposal was literally snuck
into the Democrat tax bill last ses-
sion without the usual series of
public hearings. The DFL led Ma-
jority created a lease-purchase
agreement in order to avoid fund-
ing the building in a bonding bill,
which is the usual process. The
plan is now being challenged in
the courts.
This building proposal, at a
cost of well over $1 million per of-
fice, is wasteful, extreme and not
reflective of Minnesotan values.
Plans include a fitness facility,
heated garage, glass faade and re-
flecting pool unnecessary luxu-
ries for an elite few. There will
only be 44 offices in the new
building, which means almost half
of the Senate will still have to of-
fice elsewhere.
Minnesotans should be con-
cerned about the way this bill was
passed, and how its being used in
behind-the-scenes negotiations.
Ask a Trooper:
Train Safety
by Sgt. Jesse Grabow
Repealing tax increases
and working to help
care providers
by Rep. Joe McDonald
News from the
Capitol
by Sen. Bruce Anderson
Dear neighbor,
After House Democrats pro-
posed $750 million in annual tax
increases mostly for transit spend-
ing, they introduced a more mod-
est bill this week that would spend
$50 million in General Funds and
$50 million in Trunk Highway
Funds. However, the bill adds
more regulations and assessments
on private industry, railroads and
pipelines at a time when we should
be encouraging greater build-out
of these systems to transport en-
ergy and heating sources to Min-
nesotans who need them. Notable
spending items include $15 mil-
lion to the Met Council, largely for
bus rapid transit, $10 million for
winter-related trunk highway re-
pair (pot hole repair), $5 million
for railroad grade crossing safety,
nearly $4 million for winter-re-
lated county state-aid road repair,
and tens of thousands of dollars for
free statewide transit on Election
Day.
Part of the bill also puts the
Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency (PCA) in charge of new
pipeline construction instead of
placing it under the authority of
Public Utility Commission and the
Office of Pipeline Safety. If this
proposal becomes law, it is highly
questionable we will ever see
pipeline improvements or new
construction. Another provision
requires railroads to light their rail
yards with Made in Minnesota
solar panels, despite objections
from neighbors, railroad compa-
nies and surrounding communi-
ties.
Legislative
update
by Rep. Marion ONeill
By the time you read this, well
know two things: whether or not
the University of Minnesota Go-
phers will be playing in the NIT
Championship and if Minnesotas
own Kat Perkins advances to the
playoffs on The Voice.
As has been the case throughout
the Gophersplayoff run, they re-
ally didnt look like they wanted to
be there in the beginning. At one
point, they trailed by eight points.
Thankfully, Austin Hollins was-
nt ready to be done playing and
came up with 32 points to lead his
team to an 81-73 win.
With another win, the Gophers
will advance to the championship
game at 7 p.m. Thursday. Barring a
jinx, hopefully next weeks column
will include a congratulations to the
maroon and gold for winning a
tournament, even if it wasnt the
tournament they wanted.
Speaking of that other tourna-
ment, my home state team, the
Iowa State Cyclones, met their de-
mise in the form of an 81-76 loss to
the Connecticut Huskies.
Somehow, the Huskies were a 7
seed, despite being a perennial
powerhouse. They proved they
were better than their seeding by
not only beating the Cyclones, but
also by getting past the heavily-fa-
vored Michigan State Spartans.
Despite ISUs loss, they gave us
plenty to be proud of. Their come-
from-behind win against the Uni-
versity of North Carolina Tarheels
was nothing short of amazing, es-
pecially with one of their best play-
ers out with a broken foot.
The fairy tale came to a screech-
ing halt on Friday, despite
Younkers, NY native Dustin Hogue
breaking out for a career-high 34
points in front of his family and
friends on one of the worlds largest
stages, Madison Square Garden. It
was just too bad that he didnt get
much help from his teammates,
with Melvin Ejim and DeAndre
Kane combining for 23 points on
less than 30 percent shooting.
Heres to hoping Perkins fairy
tale doesnt end just yet. If the pre-
view for Tuesdays show is any in-
dication, it wont, as it showed
advisor Chris Martin, of Coldplay,
complimenting Perkins on her
voice.
Hopefully, I havent jinxed her
or the Gophers.
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continued on page 10
Bruce Anderson
continued on page 10
Greetings,
Hello from the Capitol, where
passage of a tax bill and an effort to
provide long-term care givers a
much-needed raise have made re-
cent news.
The tax bill (H.F. 1777) has a
couple of main highlights. First, it
brings Minnesotas tax code into
line with some provisions of the
federal tax code in tax year 2013.
It also includes other major provi-
sions starting in 2014. Some of this
work could have been completed
earlier this year or during last years
special session, providing citizens
and tax preparers alike more time
before the April 15 deadline. Now,
state officials are asking many peo-
ple to wait until April 3 to file to en-
sure tax code updates are in place.
This tax bill also repeals the
sales tax on commercial/industrial
repair, warehousing and telecom-
munications machinery and equip-
ment starting April 1. I strongly
opposed these tax increases going
into law last year and am pleased
to see the majority has recognized
at least some of its mistakes.
In total, the bill returns $443
million to taxpayers and puts $150
million in budget reserves. This is
a start, but does not go nearly far
enough. The bottom line is there
still is a $1.7 billion tax increase for
the biennium. This translates to
$300 for every man, woman and
child in Minnesota.
This tax bill also leaves more
than half of the projected $1.2 bil-
lion surplus available to spend as
Gov. Mark Dayton and the legisla-
tive majorities see fit.
Joe McDonald
continued on page 3
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Arnold, Melissa Kay, 29, of
Monticello, sentenced March 26
for Gross Misdemeanor Third De-
gree DWI to 365 days jail, $100
fine; 361 days stayed for two years
on conditions of probation, serve
four days jail, pay $100 fine plus
law library fee, attend Awareness
Panel for Impaired Drivers, have
no use or possession of alcohol or
non-prescription drugs, complete
Level II driving program and fol-
low all recommendations, serve 26
days on electronic home monitor-
ing, have no same or similar viola-
tions. Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Baker, Keith Alan, 40, of Rock-
ford, sentenced March 10 for Gross
Misdemeanor Driving After Can-
cellation to 365 days jail, $3,000
fine; 341 days, $2,950 stayed for
two years on conditions of proba-
tion, serve 24 days jail, pay $50 fine
plus surcharges, pay $75 public de-
fender co-payment, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Clifton, Terry Alan, 50, of Buf-
falo, sentenced March 26 for Pro-
bation Violations for Gross
Misdemeanor Purchasing Alcohol
for Minors to 15 days jail. Sen-
tenced by Judge Davis.
Hanson, Benjamin Zachary, 39,
of Howard Lake, sentenced March
21 for Probation Violations for
Felony Controlled Substance
Crime in the Third Degree to 30
days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Halsey.
Hawes, Cody Lee Richard
Duane, 22, of Cokato, sentenced
March 17 for Probation Violations
for Felony Burglary in the Third
Degree to 21 months prison. Sen-
tenced for Felony Controlled Sub-
stance Crime in the Fifth Degree
and Felony Theft to 19 months
prison, concurrent. Sentenced for
Probation Violations for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to 17 months prison,
concurrent. Sentenced for Proba-
tion Violations for Gross Misde-
meanor Financial Transaction Card
Fraud to 365 days jail, concurrent.
Sentenced by Judge Davis.
Hylland, Ray-Herbert, 31, of
Buffalo, sentenced March 27 for
Probation Violations for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to 45 days jail. Sen-
tenced by Judge Davis.
Laroche, Loretta Ann, 47, of
Monticello, sentenced March 20
for Misdemeanor Theft to 90 days
jail, $1,000 fine; 75 days, $900
stayed for one year on conditions
of probation, serve 15 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus surcharges, pay $75
public defender co-payment, have
no same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced by Judge Mottl.
Martin, Tiffany Joleen, 38, of
Fairhaven, sentenced March 26 for
Probation Violations for Gross
Misdemeanor Driving Restrictions
to 10 days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Davis.
Quady, Curtis James, 28, of
Buffalo, sentenced March 21 for
Gross Misdemeanor Second De-
gree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000
fine; 335 days, $2,600 stayed for
four years on conditions of proba-
tion, serve 30 days jail, pay $400
fine plus surcharges, undergo
chemical dependency treatment
and follow all recommendations,
have no use or possession of alco-
hol or non-prescription drugs, sub-
mit to random testing, serve 60
days on electronic home monitor-
ing, have no same or similar viola-
tions. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
St. Clair, Emily Marie, 30, ad-
dress unknown, sentenced March
24 for Probation Violations for
Felony Controlled Substance
Crime in the Fifth Degree to 30
days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Mottl.
Sutherland, Todd Russell, 45, of
St. Michael, sentenced March 26
for Probation Violations for Felony
Controlled Substance Crime in the
Fifth Degree to 45 days jail. Sen-
tenced by Judge Davis.
Vandesteeg, Tina Louise, 46, of
Howard Lake, sentenced March 21
for Felony Controlled Substance
Crime in the Fifth Degree to a stay
of imposition for five years on con-
ditions of probation, serve 180 days
jail, pay $50 fine plus surcharges,
pay $75 public defender co-pay-
ment, obtain permission before
leaving the state, undergo chemical
dependency treatment and follow
all recommendations, have no use
or possession of alcohol or non-
prescription drugs, submit to ran-
dom testing, attend a support
group, have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
provide DNA sample, have no
same or similar violations. Sen-
tenced by Judge Mottl.
Wirgau, Brandon Allen, 28, of
Annandale, sentenced March 27
for Felony Controlled Substance
Crime in the Fifth Degree to one
year and one day prison. Sentenced
by Judge Halsey.
MARCH 27 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY ATTORNEY
On March 24, Kayne Edward
Mueller, 24, of Albertville, was ar-
rested in Sherburne County on a
Wright County warrant for proba-
tion violation.
On March 24, Keri Lynn
Reuben-Johnson, 40, of Montrose,
was arrested in Montrose on the
charge of third-degree DWI.
On March 25, Dustin Loren
Mahler, 30, of St. Michael, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for probation vio-
lation.
On March 25, Eric Robert Gar-
rett Elletson-Smith, 19, of Monti-
cello, was arrested in Buffalo on a
Wright County warrant for bur-
glary.
On March 25, Wyatt James
Moeller, 18, of Maple Lake, was
arrested in Maple Lake Township
on a Wright County warrant for
theft and an apprehension and de-
tention order from Wright County.
On March 26, Diana Marie
Whipple, 39, of Howard Lake, was
arrested in Monticello on a Hen-
nepin County warrant for false in-
formation to police.
On March 26, Damon Allen
Dockter, 19, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Monticello on the charge
of domestic assault.
On March 26, Camrie Jean
Brooks, 20, of Otsego, was arrested
in Otsego on a Ramsey County
warrant for fifth-degree controlled
substance violation.
On March 27, Brian Lee
Grunewald, 41, of Maple Lake,
was arrested in Maple Lake Town-
ship on the charges of second-de-
gree assault and criminal damage
to property.
On March 27, Eric Allan Lee
Schroeder, 27, of Monticello, was
arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for first-degree
controlled substance violation.
On March 28, Brett Patrick As-
plund, 44, of St. Michael, was ar-
rested in St. Michael on the charge
of stalking.
On March 28, Keith Alan
Baker, 40, of Rockford, was ar-
rested in Hennepin County on a
Wright County warrant for receiv-
ing stolen property.
On March 29, Richard Matthew
Ojalehto, 22, of Monticello, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charge of
contempt of court.
On March 29, Douglas Jordan
Crawford, 27, of Rockford, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charge of
third-degree DWI test refusal.
On March 30, Deborah Lynette
Anderson, 52, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charge of
driving after cancellation inimical
to public safety.
On March 30, Dylan Joel
Olufson, 21, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Rockford Township on
the charge of domestic assault.
On March 30, Brandon Edwin
Krause, 35, of Buffalo, was ar-
rested in Buffalo on the charges of
domestic assault and fifth-degree
assault.
On March 30, Shannon Lee
Dalbec, 33, of Howard Lake, was
arrested in Cokato on the charges
of first-degree DWI, B card viola-
tion and obstruction of the legal
process.
On March 30, Troy Virgil
Giller, 27, of Albertville, was ar-
rested in Monticello on the charge
of disorderly conduct.
On March 31, Matthew John
Hershberger, 20, of Monticello,
was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright
County warrant for third-degree
criminal sexual conduct.
There were 15 property-dam-
age accidents, three personal-injury
accidents, no hit-and-run accidents
and three car-deer accidents.
There were six arrests for DWI,
four underage-consumption arrests,
one school bus stop arm violation
and 69 tickets for miscellaneous
traffic violations reported this
week.
MARCH 31 REPORT OF THE
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
On March 26, Maple Lake
participated in the Mayors for
Meals national awareness cam-
paign for Meals on Wheels.
Maple Lake Mayor Lynn
Kissock delivered meals for
Maple Lake Catholic Charities
Senior Dining.
Every time I volunteer at the
(Maple) Manor, whether to de-
liver meals or help serve meals,
I enjoy my time immensely,
Kissock said. It is such a great
honor to be able to spend time
with the folks who helped shape
Maple Lake and to learn more
about the history of this great
community.
Thank you to (Site Coordi-
nator) Lorie (Hegle) and the gals
in the kitchen, too, for all you do
to keep the meals program
going.
Each year, hundreds of may-
ors participate in the program
and much media attention sur-
rounds the program. As a result,
there are increased donations
and more volunteers step for-
ward to assist, as people become
aware of the great service and
the need to provide meals to all
seniors who need them.
For more information about
donating or volunteering, call
963-5771.
Maple Lake Mayor Lynn Kissock (left) delivered Meals on Wheels on Wednesday, March
26. She is pictured with meal recipient Helen Doherty. Kissocks involvement was part of
the Mayors for Meals national awareness campaign. (Photo submitted)
The Minnesota unemploy-
ment rate climbed 0.1 percent in
February to a seasonally ad-
justed 4.8 percent, well below
the U.S. rate of 6.7 percent.
The states labor force partic-
ipation rate climbed 0.2 percent
for the second consecutive
month to reach 70.5 percent.
That two-month gain was the
biggest jump in the labor force
participation rate in 13 years.
Minnesota is now 5,200 partici-
pants shy of having a record 3
million people in its labor force.
While job growth slowed
last month, most Minnesota em-
ployment sectors are well ahead
of where they were a year ago,
said DEED Commissioner Katie
Clark Sieben. Manufacturing
added jobs for the fifth month in
a row, and construction is grow-
ing at more than three times the
national pace.
February job gains were in
education and health services
(up 1,300), professional and
business services (up 1,300),
leisure and hospitality (up 900),
manufacturing (up 300), con-
struction (up 300) and mining
and logging (up 100).
Job losses were in informa-
tion (down 1,000), government
(down 1,000), trade, transporta-
tion and utilities (down 1,000),
financial activities (down 800)
and other services (down 500).
Over the past year, education
and health services led all sec-
tors with 13,433 new jobs. Other
job gains were in trade, trans-
portation and utilities (up 8,311),
construction (up 6,766), manu-
facturing (up 6,541), profes-
sional and business services (up
5,591), other services (up
3,104), leisure and hospitality
(up 2,908), information (up 683)
and logging and mining (up
121).
Over-the-year job losses were
in government (down 1,618) and
financial activities (down
1,126).
In the state Metropolitan Sta-
tistical Areas, job gains occurred
in the past 12 months in the
Mankato MSA (up 2.4 percent),
St. Cloud MSA (up 2.3 percent),
Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA (up
1.2 percent), Duluth-Superior
MSA (up 0.8 percent) and the
Rochester MSA (up 0.4 percent).
DEED is the states principal
economic development agency,
promoting business recruitment,
expansion and retention, work-
force development, international
trade and community develop-
ment. For more details about the
agency and its services, visit
http://mn.gov/deed/ . Follow
DEED on Twitter at
twitter.com/mndeed.
People I speak with would like
to see a larger share of the surplus
returned to taxpayers and/or be put
in state reserve accounts.
In other news, House Republi-
cans succeeded in putting a bill to
help our long-term care providers
in position to come to the House
for a full vote at any time. The pro-
posal called the 5-Percent Bill
would increase funding for the
home and community based serv-
ices and intermediate care facilities
for Minnesotans with developmen-
tal disabilities.
Those who care for our states
most vulnerable residents have
been shortchanged on funding in-
creases for years and have made
great sacrifices during budget
downturns. Using surplus funds to
give them a much-needed raise
would not only help them get
caught up wage-wise, but also
would show appreciation for their
work and could attract additional
quality workers to this needed pro-
fession.
Sincerely,
Joe
Maple Lake Fire Department Report
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Dept. and Ambulance Service re-
sponded to the following emer-
gencies during the past week:
March 27, 5:24 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by Allina
Ambulance.
March 27, 1:20 p.m.: Lift as-
sist. No ambulance transporta-
tion.
March 26, 5:37 a.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital Emergency
Room.
March 25, 1:32 p.m.: Lift as-
sist. No ambulance transporta-
tion.
March 24, 5:56 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital Emergency
Room.
March 24, 2:09 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by Allina
Ambulance.
March 24, 1:36 p.m.: Med-
ical. Patient transported by
Maple Lake Ambulance to the
Buffalo Hospital Emergency
Room.
Maple Lakes Fire Depart-
ment responded on March 28,
11:16 p.m., to the Marlys Henry
residence, 11762 Ferman Ave.
NW, Silver Creek Twp., for a gas
smell.
Fourteen firefighters re-
sponded, but didnt find anything
unusual.
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April 3: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
April 5: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buf-
falo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.
April 7: Social Action Min-
istry quilting group, 8 a.m., St.
Timothys Church basement.
April 7: Al-Anon and
Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
April 8: American Legion
Post 131, 7:30 p.m., Maple
Lake Legion Club.
April 8: AA & Gamblers
Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo
Evangelical Free Church, 2051
50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 &
113.
April 8: Annandale Lakers
AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United
Methodist Church of Annan-
dale, 250 Oak Ave. N; 320-274-
3380.
April 8: Living with
Parkinsons Under the Age of
60, 6:30-8 p.m., Saron Lutheran
Church in Big Lake. Caregivers
welcome; no children, please.
Camille, 763-350-7401.
April 8: Celebrate Recov-
ery (non-denominational Chris-
tian-based recovery program), 7
p.m., Monticello Covenant
Church; 763-295-2112.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics,
provided by Wright County Public
Health, provides foot care for the
senior citizens of Wright County.
Toenail trimming is offered to meet
the needs of those seniors who
have a health condition such as di-
abetes or are unable to trim toenails
themselves.
The 60+ and Healthy Clinics
will be charging a $15 fee for foot
care services. This fee is necessary
because the clinics are no longer
being funded by grant money.
However, if you are unable to pay
the fee, you will not be turned
away. The clinics are hosted from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions,
please ask clinic staff or call WC
Public Health at 1-800-362-3667
or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, April 8: Cokato
Edgewood Gables Apartments,
600 3rd St. SE, Cokato
Tuesday, April 15: Maple Lake
Maple Manor East, 333 2nd St. W,
Maple Lake
For the full schedule, visit:
www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/hu-
manservices/60%20Plus%20and
%20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf
60+ and Healthy Clinics
St. Tims Spring Dinner/Auction is Saturday
St. Timothys 17th annual Spring Dinner Auction will be at 5 p.m. Saturday,
April 5, at The V by HH. The theme is Blast to the Past in Plaid. Beef and
pork tenderloin will be served with desserts by Hollys Sweets. Dinner tick-
ets are sold at the school/church office and Star Bank. Aschool tribute will
take place from 7-7:30 p.m., with the live auction to follow. After the auction,
the 2014 Ford Focus SE, sponsored by Morries Buffalo Ford, or $10,000
cash raffle winner will be drawn, with cash prizes for second through sixth
place.
Dairy princess, ambassador coronation is Saturday
The Wright County American Dairy Association will host its annual dairy
princess and ambassador coronation and luncheon on Saturday at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The event begins with a social at 11:30 a.m. and
the program and lunch commencing at noon. Tickets can be purchased at the
door. The princess and ambassador program is sponsored by the dairy pro-
motion checkoff, which helps build demand for dairy products.
Red Cross blood drive is Saturday in Buffalo
Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives. Appointments to give
blood can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting
redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright
County: April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County
Road 134 in Buffalo.
Fifth annual Autism Resource Fair is Saturday
Autism Allies of Wright County will host the fifth annual Autism Resource
Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Monticello High School,
5225 School Blvd. The free event will provide training, vendors, resources
and an "autism shop." For more information, call Richelle Kramer at 763-
682-7445, email news@autismallies.org or visit www.autismallies.org.
Square Foot Gardening at Survival Preppers Expo
Saturday, Sunday
Local resident, Connie Lahr, will be presenting Square Foot Gardening at
the Survival Preppers Expo at the Marriott in Bloomington by Mall of Amer-
ica, on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. The general public is welcome
to join her, along with Mary Gillette, who is presenting Heirloom Seed Saving,
for their classes at the Expo. For more information go to the website, or like
Survival Preppers Expo on Facebook:
http://www.survivalpreppersexpo.com/classes/gardening/ Please call 612-
685-4228 for more information.
Bears.Black, Grizzly and Polar program at Lake
Maria State Park on Sunday
Bears.Black, Grizzly and Polar will be the topic of a program by
Stan Tekiela at Lake Maria State Park on Sunday, April 6, beginning at 1 p.m.
in the parks nature center. There is no fee for the program, and registration is
not required. However, thereis a $5 vehicle entry fee for those without an
annual permit. Lake Maria State Park islocated approximately seven miles
northwest of Monticello, five miles north of MapleLake and ten miles north-
east of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111. Fordirections and infor-
mation about park activities, call the office at 763-878-2325 or visitits web
site atwww.mnstateparks.info.
Snap Fitness Offers Open Gym Week April 7-13
Snap Fitness, the worlds leading 24/7 fitness franchise, is giving Ameri-
cans the opportunity to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle by offering a nationwide
Get Fit Week. To coincide with National Public Health Week, guests get
seven days of free workouts at Snap Fitness starting April 7.
To sign up for your complimentary seven-day pass, guests must:
1. Visit snapfitness.com/gymweek 2. Enter a zip code to find the nearest
Snap Fitness location 3. Click the button Get Your Seven Day Pass 4. Fill
out the form 5. Alocal Snap Fitness club will contact each participant to com-
plete the process.
Buffalo Hospital's Connect Retreat is April 9
Buffalo Hospital's 15th annual Connect Retreat for women recovering
from cancer will be April 9 to 11 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First
Ave. S. in Buffalo. For information, visit allinahealth.org/events, email
brenda.christensen@allina.com or call 763-684-7025.
"Everybody Loves a Good Laugh" is April 10
Comedy, giggles and laughs are the makings for a great evening out so
individuals are encouraged to grab loved ones and/or friends and make your
reservations for the "Everybody Loves a Good Laugh!" dinner at Reichel's
Event Center on April 10, with punch beginning at 6:30p.m., dinner and a
program following at 7 p.m. The comedy group "Ripple Effect," presented
by Bob and Rachael Snodgrass of Sheboygan, Wis., will tickle funny bones,
Rachael will mellow out the crowd with her lovely flute music and Bob will
give some food for thought as he speaks on the theme "How to Be a Some-
body When You Think You're a Nobody." Reservations are required by April
3. Contact Bev Sorenson at 320-274-8271 for more information.
Come Walk With Me Easter Choir Cantata, April 13
Come follow Jesus through the city, at the supper, in the garden, on the
cross, and from the tomb. Silver Creek Community Church is hosting their
2014 Easter Choir Cantata, Come Walk With Me on April 13 at 5 p.m..
The Silver Creek Community Church is on the corner of County Road 8 and
Elliot Ave. in Silver Creek.
Crisis Nursery spring fundraiser is April 25
The 16th annual spring fundraiser for The Crisis Nursery serving Wright
County will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Buffalo Civic Center.
Guests will enjoy a BBQ buffet, catered by Red's of Montrose, from 6 to 7:30
p.m., along with music, raffles and a silent auction. Alive auction will take
place at 7:30 p.m. To order tickets, donate an auction item, learn about spon-
sorship options or for more information, contact Jill Gatzke at the Crisis Nurs-
ery office at 763-271-1674. Tickets are also available at BJs Deli in Buffalo
or from any committee member. This special event is helping to raise aware-
ness of April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The sole purpose
of the Crisis Nursery program is to help families before child abuse or neglect
happens. The Crisis Nursery in Wright County could not exist without the
caring members of the community and it is very thankful for all of the sup-
port.
True Strides seeking volunteers
True Strides is seeking volunteer horse leaders and side-walkers to assist
with therapeutic horseback riding lessons during the summer months at Camp
Courage. No horse experience is required for side-walkers, who are respon-
sible for supporting the rider physically, emotionally and cognitively during
riding lessons. Horse leaders must have horse experience and are responsible
for safely leading a horse during riding lessons. Trainings will be from 6 to 8
p.m. on Wednesday, May 21; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28; and 1 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 7. To register, or for more information, visit
www.truestrides.org, email info@truestrides.org or call 612-968-3195.
Offering a nutritious meal in a
warm, caring atmosphere with
friendship and fun. Everyone
welcome. The Senior Dining
Center is located at Maple Manor
West, 555 2nd St. W. For more
information, call 320-963-5771.
MONDAY, April 7
BBQ Chicken, Scalloped Po-
tatoes, Creamy Coleslaw, Wheat
Bread, Mixed Fruit
TUESDAY, April 8
Specials of the Day
WEDNESDAY, April 9
Chicken Marinara, Egg Noo-
dles, Italian Lettuce Salad,
Cream-Style Corn, Sugar Cookie
THURSDAY, April 10
Beef Vegetable Bake, Rice
Pilaf, Corn Bread w/Honey, Sher-
bet
FRIDAY, April 11
Baked Fish or Roasted
Chicken, Potato Salad, Scandina-
vian Blend Vegetables, Dinner
Roll, Rosy Applesauce
Senior Dining menu April 7 - 11
Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van.
For WOW van sites, appointments
or questions, call Rosemary at 682-
7717 or toll free, 1-800-362-3667,
Ext. 7717.
Wellness on Wheels Services
include: Adult and Child Immu-
nizations; Health Screening: Blood
Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by
appointment), Pregnancy, Health
and Wellness; Child Car Seat
Check (by appointment); Informa-
tion about: Healthy Lifestyle - Ex-
ercise, Nutrition,
Recommendations for Routine
Medical Care, Safety - Individual,
Home, Car Seat, Pregnancy,
Childbirth, Parenting, Child
Health, Growth & Development,
Reproductive Health & Family
Planning, Infectious Diseases,
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munizations, bring past
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to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9
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Wednesday, April 9: Walmart,
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Thursday, April 10: Cub
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Wright County Public Health
offers cholesterol testing in the
Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van.
The entire test takes about 30 min-
utes. We have two different test
options. A 12 hour fast is required
for a lipid profile including blood
sugar screening. The cost is $35. A
non-fasting test is also available.
This test gives your total choles-
terol and HDL. The cost is $25.
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April 2, 2014
Q: National Volunteer Week
is April 612. What sort of vol-
unteer opportunities does the
DNR have to offer?
A: Volunteer opportunities
vary across the state from assist-
ing with wildlife research to
cleaning rivers to playing
Smokey Bear at the State Fair, to
name a few. Right now the DNR
is looking for volunteers to help
count loons and frogs, plant
trees, bait hooks at fishing clin-
ics, build portable field desks,
and search for rare wildflowers.
Volunteer positions are listed
on the DNR website at
www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer-
ing/opps/index.html or by call-
ing toll free 888-646-6367.
DNR question of the week
And thats the
way it was . . .
Don Bruns was the first pa-
tient to be treated at Monticello
Cancer Center in their new
GPS For Body cancer treatment
system. ... Former Manuels
Department Store owner, Dave
Manuel, died at the age of 75.
... A 1/2 gallon of chocolate
milk could be purchased at The
Marketplace for just $0.99. ...
And Thats The Way It Was
Five Years Ago This Week.
Local Christian band, Re-
beccas Well, kicked off their
summer tour with a special
concert service at Holy Cross
Lutheran Church. ... Todd K.
Kotval was seriously injured
and hospitalized at North Me-
morial in Robbinsdale while
test driving a Kawasaki dirt
bike. ... 8x12 metal storage
units were available to cus-
tomers at Maple Lake Lumber
for $825.00. ... And Thats The
Way It Was 15 Years Ago This
Week.
Maple Lake FFA President
Laurie Demarais won a State
Farmers Degree and received a
State Farmers plaque for her
swine project. Tonys frozen
pizza was being sold at
Manuels Red Owl for 3/$5.00.
... The Wright County Dairy
Princess Contest was set for
April 10 in which three girls
would be selected as Dairy
Princesses to represent Maple
Lake. ... And Thats The Way It
Was 25 Years Ago This Week.
Wright-Hennepin Coopera-
tive Electric Association
planned their annual meeting
and expected a turnout of sev-
eral thousand people. ... Four
Wright County juveniles were
arrested for shoplifting at Kjell-
bergs in Monticello and vandal-
izing, the South Haven school.
A 2-pound bag of French fries
could be purchased by Dircks
Bros. Fairway Foods Super
Fair customers for just $0.19. ...
And Thats The Way It Was 50
Years Ago This Week.
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April 2, 2014
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4 TBSP butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
4 pears, halved and cored
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup coarsly chopped toasted pistachios (or favorite nut)
Oven rack to center position, preheat 400F. Place butter in
baking pan large enough to hold pears in a single layer; set in
the oven until it melts.
Sprinkle sugar over melted butter, then place pears, cut side
down, on top. Bake until tender, about 30 min.
Remove pan from oven, turn pears over and baste with pan
sauce. Return to oven; bake until golden and glossy, about 10
min longer.
Let cool slightly. Transfer pears to dessert plates or bowls.
Top each with dollop of sour cream, drizzle with caramel pan
sauce, sprinkle with nuts and serve.
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Makes 4 servings
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visit
HOLYCROSS LUTHERAN
CHURCH
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake
Ph.: 763-463-9447
www.holycrossmaplelake.com
Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
THURS.: 7 p.m., Revelation Bible Study.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15 a.m.,
Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Contemporary
Service.
MON.: 1 p.m., First of All Prayer Group,
Quilters.
WED.: 2 p.m., Service of Word & Prayer; 7
p.m., Lenten Service.
CHURCH OFST. TIMOTHY
8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
www.churchofsttimothy.org
Pastor: John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn Kincs
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30
p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
WED.: 9 a.m. & 7 p.m., Lenten Masses.
BETHLEHEM UNITED
CHURCH OFCHRIST
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
www.uccml.org
mfritz@ants.edu
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Fel-
lowship; 11 a.m., Confirmation.
WED.: 6:15 p.m., Lenten Supper; 6:30
p.m., NA; 7 p.m., Lenten Service, Choir to
Follow.
IMMANUELLUTHERAN CHURCH
IN SILVER CREEK (LCMS)
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15
a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.
SILVER CREEK
COMMUNITYCHURCH
4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN
55358
3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143,
just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605-
553-5240
www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School, Bible Study.
ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE
CHURCH
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
THURS.: 1:30 p.m., Moms in Prayer; 7
p.m., CryOut Practice.
FRI.: 6 p.m., Scrapbooking/Crafting.
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m.,
Worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 6 p.m.,
Gospel Life.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer; 7 p.m.,
Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 3:30 p.m., Friends of Faith; 7 p.m.,
Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m.,
Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock.
ANNANDALE UNITED
METHODISTCHURCH
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc
Pastor: Marilee Benson
FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous.
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15 a.m.,
Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
CHURCH
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30
a.m., Sunday School & Bible Study.
WED.: 4:30 p.m., Bible Study.
EAGLES GROVE CHURCH
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The Market-
place
Ph.: 320-248-6024
Lead Pastor: Jason Pence
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Ener-
gized Music and Quality Children's Pro-
grams Provided.
MT. HERMON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship w/Communion.
WED.: 7 p.m., Lenten Worship.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
331 W. Harrison St., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8827
www.stjohns-annandale.org
Pastor: Dave E. Nelson
SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship.
BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTISTCHURCH
200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m.,
Church Service.
HOSANNALUTHERAN CHURCH
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30 a.m.,
Bible Study and Sunday School.
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults Group.
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m., Confir-
mation Class.
BUFFALO UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALISTFELLOWSHIP
WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd &
4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30 p.m.,
at Buffalo Community Center, Across the
Street from the Post Office at 206 Central
Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More Information, Call
Luke at 763-682-4616 or Visit
www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome.
BUFFALO EVANGELICAL
FREE CHURCH
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org
info@buffalofree.org
Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad
THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30 a.m.,
AA& Al-Anon.
FRI.: 6 a.m., Men's Small Group; 7 p.m.,
Small Groups.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Coffee
Fellowship, Children's Church; 11 a.m.,
Sunday School for All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth
Groups; 7 p.m., Small Group.
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible Study; 7:30
p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30
p.m., Men's Small Group, AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.
BUFFALO COVENANTCHURCH
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
www.buffalocov.org
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
SAT.: 8 a.m., Mens Breakfast; 9:30 a.m.,
Womens Bible Study.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 &
11 a.m., Contemporary Worship, Swim-
ming Upstream; 11 a.m., Confirmation
Class; 12:15 p.m., Newcomers Luncheon;
6:30 p.m., Chill Out, S.N.I.P.P.
MON.: 9 a.m., Prayer Group; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study, Victory Band Prac-
tice; 6:30 p.m., Womens Commission
Meeting; 7 p.m., BBI-Matthew, Iron Mens
Monthly.
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 9 a.m., MOPS
Steering; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 6:30 p.m., Di-
vorce Care; 8 p.m., Womens Volleyball.
WED.: 9 a.m., Shuffleboard; 5 p.m., Awana
Supper; 6 p.m., Awana, Hang Time; 6:30
p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation.
THURS.: Noon, Lunch & Learn Study;
6:30 p.m., Worship Team Practice; 6:45
p.m., Choir Rehearsal.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
LCMC
12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello
Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092
www.lutheran-faith.org
Secretary's office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service.
CELEBRATION COMMUNITY
CHURCH
Affiliated with Evangelical Free Ch.
Box 171, Montrose; 763-675-3003
Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover; 612-978-
2766
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Ele-
mentary School Gymnasium.
TRI-COUNTYALLIANCE CHURCH
8464 160th St. N.W.
Clearwater, MN; 320-558-2750
Interim Pastor: Bob Morton
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.
Obituaries
It is with
great sadness
that we an-
nounce the
passing of
Carol Ertel
(77). Carol
Ann Kamm
was born
Feb. 19,
1937, to Elmer and Thelma
Kamm, of Aurora, Ill. Carol grew
up in Aurora, where she attended
Madonna High School and later
earned her R.N. degree from St.
Josephs School of Nursing. In
1959, she married her high school
sweetheart, Tom Ertel, and they
began a wonderful life journey.
Carol and Tom moved to Maple
Carol Ertel, Maple Lake
Maple Lake
(320) 963-5731
View Guestbooks, Obituaries,
and Videos Online.
www.dingmannfuneral.com
Donald P.
Fobbe, age
92, of Maple
Lake, died
Wednesday,
March 26,
2014, at his
home.
Mass of
Ch r i s t i a n
Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 29, at St. Timothy Catholic
Church in Maple Lake with Fr.
John Meyer as the Celebrant. Bur-
ial followed at St. Timothys
Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake.
Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Fri-
day and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, both
at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m.
Friday at the funeral chapel.
Donald Patrick Fobbe was born
Oct. 2, 1921, in Chatham Town-
ship to John and Ellen (Ward)
Fobbe. He served his country in
the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
Donald worked for 35 years as a
construction superintendent for
Orfei & Sons in St. Paul, retiring
in 1986. He was a member of St.
Timothy Catholic Church, Maple
Lake American Legion Post 131
and Maple Lake VFW Post 7664.
He is survived by his wife,
Naomi; children, Betty (George)
Veches, of Buffalo; Diane (Joe)
Cassellius, of Annandale; Susan
Johnson, of Maple Grove; Anne
(Joe) Hollencamp, of Maple Lake;
Timothy (Chris Dombrovski), of
Annandale; Kimberly (Bill)
Ziegler, of Alexandria; and Ken-
neth, of Annandale; 13 grandchil-
dren: April, Abby, Jill, Jodi,
Nicole, Scott, Jerry, Kent, Saman-
tha, Preston, Rachel, Julia and
Emma; 11 great-grandchildren:
Jordan, Calvin, Kainen, Suede,
Brindle, Madison, Lily, Faith, Hai-
ley and Brody; brothers, Ralph of
Maple Lake and Mark (Pearl) of
Maple Lake; and sister-in-law,
Ethel Fobbe, of Maple Lake. He is
preceded in death by his parents,
John and Ellen; daughter, Ellen
Fobbe; great-grandson, baby
George; brothers, John, Raymond
and Roy Fobbe; and sisters, Viola
Donald P. Fobbe, Maple Lake
Herbert C.
Rathje, age
94, of Annan-
dale, died
F r i d a y ,
March 28,
2014, at the
Annandal e
Care Center.
Mass of
Christian Burial was held at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at St.
Ignatius Catholic Church, Annan-
dale, with Fr. Victor Valencia as
the celebrant. Burial followed at
Woodlawn Cemetery in Annan-
dale. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m.
Monday at Dingmann Funeral
Care Chapel, Annandale, and one
hour prior to the service Tuesday
at the church. A prayer service was
held at 7 p.m. Monday at the fu-
neral chapel.
Herbert Cortney Rathje was
born Sept. 11, 1919, in Annandale
to Henry and Anna (Ramm)
Rathje. He grew up and lived his
entire life in Annandale. On Aug.
26, 1941, he was united in mar-
riage to Margaret Paumen in
Maple Lake. Herbert loved work-
ing the land and loved his cows; he
worked as a farmer all of his life.
Herb enjoyed feeding the birds,
being with family, snowmobiling,
farming and gardening. He was a
great husband and dad and was the
best grandpa. Herbert had a gener-
ous heart and was known by his
smile.
Herbert is survived by his wife
of 72 years, Margaret; children and
their spouses, Delores and Jerry
Nelson, of Bloomington; Kenneth
and Connie, of Annandale; Wayne
and Lesley, of Annandale; Lois
and Larry Jensen, of Kimball;
Mary and Rollie Lange, of Clear-
water; and Janice and Duane Mat-
ter, of Delano; 15 grandchildren;
and 23 great-grandchildren. He is
preceded in death by his parents;
granddaughter, Meagan Lange;
brothers, Henry and Alfred; and
sisters, Bertha Powers, Anna
Fashant and Frieda Smith.
Pallbearers were Mark Rathje,
Scott Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Dave
Nelson, Eric Jensen, Kurt Jensen
and Nate Matter. The St. Ignatius
Music Ministry and Tom
Schreiner provided music for the
service. Arrangements are en-
trusted with Dingmann Funeral
Care Burial & Cremation Services
of Annandale.
Herbert C. Rathje, Annandale
Lake in 1970 to take over Ertels
Pharmacy and it was Maple Lake
that truly became home. Carol was
loved by so many in the Maple
Lake area and many great friend-
ships were made. One thing that
everyone will agree with is that
Carol loved to laugh and have a
good time. She was a very caring
and generous person with a big
heart and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband,
Tom, of 55 years; daughter, Kathy
(Jeff) Baumann, of Lake Park,
Fla.; son, Mike, of St. Cloud; and
daughter, Mary (Gary) Farniok, of
Buffalo. Grandma Carol will be
greatly missed by her three grand-
children, Kate and Jack Baumann
and Joseph Farniok. Carol is also
survived by her three brothers,
Bob (Nancy) Kamm, of Ho-
mosassa, Fla.; Tom (Jan) Kamm,
of Keller, Texas; Jim Kamm, of
Canandaigua, NY; sister-in-law,
and brother-in-law, Mary and Bill
Dunn, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sis-
ter-in-law, Edna Bell Ertel, of
Pleasanton, Texas.
A memorial service has been
planned for 10:30 a.m. June 20 at
St. Timothy's Catholic Church in
Maple Lake, with a reception to
follow. Location to be announced.
DeMarais and Mabel Emon.
The urnbearers were Timothy
and Kenneth Fobbe. The St. Tim-
othy Choir and Marge Pavlik, or-
ganist, provided music for the
service. Military honors were pro-
vided by the Maple Lake Ameri-
can Legion Post 131, the Maple
Lake V.F.W. Post 7664 and the
Minnesota National Guard Honor
Guard. Arrangements are entrusted
with Dingmann Funeral Care Bur-
ial & Cremation Services of Maple
Lake.
Available at
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FRENCH LAKE
STORE
320-274-8495
The costs of attending the
prom can start to pile up pretty
fast. For cost-conscious par-
ents and teens, a little relief
from those mounting costs can
go a long way toward ensuring
the night is still magical but
not a budget-buster.
Finding ways to save money
come prom season can be sim-
ple, and the following are a
handful of ways parents and
teens can make such a memo-
rable night more affordable.
Rent your gown. Guys rent
their tuxedos for the prom, and
gals can follow suit by renting
their gowns for the night.
Many stores rent gowns, and
since teens likely won't wear
the gown ever again, renting is
more practical than spending
hundreds of dollars on a dress
that's destined for the closet
once prom night has come and
gone.
Borrow your accessories.
Guys and gals can save money
on accessories by borrowing
certain items from Mom and
Dad and other relatives. For
the guys, in lieu of purchasing
a fancy wristwatch or set of
cuff links for the night, borrow
Dad's items instead. Girls can
borrow a necklace or earrings
from their mother, grand-
mother or an older sibling.
Buying accessories like jew-
elry for the night can be very
expensive while borrowing
such items is free. And none of
your friends will ever know
the difference.
Split the cost of a limo or
take Mom or Dad's car to the
prom. Renting a limousine is
considered a prom night tradi-
tion, so teens who must have a
limo can split the cost with as
many friends as possible to
save some money. If a limo is
beyond your budget, you can
have just as much fun without
the limo by borrowing Mom
and Dad's car. You can still
head to the prom with friends
if you borrow a car instead of
renting a limousine, especially
if Mom or Dad happens to
drive a minivan.
Take your own photos.
Many of today's teens have
their own smartphones, which
may come with a high defini-
tion camera built in. These
cameras are capable of taking
great photos, which can save
teens and their parents money
on the cost of potentially
costly photography. You can
still order a photography pack-
age if you want some profes-
sional quality photos, but
choose a smaller package and
leave the rest of the night's
photography up to you and
your friends.
Attend an affordable after
party. Some schools host their
own after prom parties at the
school itself, and such parties
are free or cost very little
money. Such after parties are a
fun and safe way to end the
night, and they won't break the
bank like a costly hotel room,
either. If your school does not
host a post-prom gathering,
head home at the end of the
night or plan an after party
with friends at one of your
houses. You will still end the
night with a few laughs, but
you'll also end it with a few
more bucks in your pocket.
Maple Lake Messenger Page 6
April 2, 2014
A couple's wedding day is
the culmination of months
and months of planning. For
most, it is one of the most
memorable, magical days of
their lives, filled with fond
moments of time spent with
close friends and family.
As enjoyable as a wedding
can be, most brides and
grooms who have already
tied the knot can attest that a
wedding is a long, often tir-
ing day. It is very easy for en-
ergy levels to wane. To
ensure you have enough en-
ergy to last through to the
final good-bye of the
evening, follow these sugges-
tions to remain energized.
Recognize your wedding
day is a very long day. It's
possible to rise quite early in
the morning to begin prep-
ping with makeup, hair
styles, wardrobe and more. If
the party is an evening recep-
tion, it could last until the
wee hours of the morning.
You may find yourself up for
nearly 24 hours, when the
cameras will be flashing and
the video rolling throughout.
Naturally, you'll want to look
your best throughout.
Get to bed early the night
before so you will get ample
sleep and look rested. It is
understandable that nerves
and excitement may get the
best of you and make it diffi-
cult to fall asleep. If you
often grow anxious and strug-
gle to fall asleep before big
events, talk to your doctor
prior to the wedding to ask if
you can be prescribed a one-
time-only sleeping pill that
will ensure you get to sleep
promptly. Do not take this
medication with alcohol, and
be sure to take it only if you
can get a full 7 to 8 hours of
sleep. Otherwise you may ex-
perience medicine hangover.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast.
At breakfast on the morning
of your wedding, consume a
combination of carbohydrates
and protein. The carbs will
provide the initial burst of
energy you need to get going,
and the protein will keep you
feeling full. A combination of
whole wheat toast, fresh fruit
and Greek yogurt makes for a
filling start to the day.
Stay hydrated. Although
drinking a lot of water can re-
sult in more frequent trips to
the bathroom -- which can be
cumbersome for brides wear-
ing their gowns -- it is essen-
tial to stay hydrated.
Dehydration can result in
headaches, weakness and
dizziness and may make you
feel cranky. Be sure to con-
sume water throughout the
day.
Pack some snacks. The
time between breakfast and
the cocktail hour of a wed-
ding may be significant. In
your wedding "survival" kit,
be sure to pack some easy
snacks to eat. Trail mix can
be nibbled for a boost of en-
ergy, and a banana can take
the edge off of hunger pangs.
Avoid anything messy that
can drip onto clothing or get
stuck in your teeth. Arrange
to have snacks stowed in the
limousine or another mode of
transportation so that you can
refuel on the way to the cere-
mony or in transit to the re-
ception.
Don't overdo it with caf-
feine. It may be tempting to
lean on an energy drink or a
super-size cup of coffee to
give you the boost you need.
But caffeine is only a tempo-
rary fix. After the effects of
the caffeine wear off, you
could find yourself more
tired than before and crash at
an inopportune time during
the day. Instead, a brisk walk
outdoors may recharge your
batteries. Afterward, time
spent on the dance floor en-
joying the reception will
likely stimulate some adrena-
line to keep you going.
Eat dinner. When family
is beckoning and the photog-
rapher needs to get yet an-
other pose, it is easy to skip
dinner. Be firm with your de-
cision to enjoy your meal.
After all, you paid for it and
it should not go to waste. Be-
sides, sitting down to dinner
enables you to rest and ab-
sorb the atmosphere of the
wedding.
Continue to drink plenty
of water throughout the
night. Alcoholic beverages
may be flowing, but too many
spirits can compromise your
energy levels. Be sure to bal-
ance the booze with hydrat-
ing fluids, such as water or
juice.
Weddings take up the en-
tire day, and it can be easy to
succumb to a lack of energy
as the day progresses. But by
heeding a few tips, it's possi-
ble to remain in top form
throughout the entire wed-
ding day.
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 7
April 2, 2014
The Maple Lake High
School speech team will
advance eight speakers to
the Region 5 section meet
Saturday, in Melrose, fol-
lowing subsection compe-
tition on Thursday, March
27, at Foley. Advancing for
the Irish are: Charlie Ste-
jskal, subsection cham-
pion, extemporaneous
speaking; Maddie Nelson,
subsection champion, dis-
cussion; Dylan Schlueter,
third place, discussion;
Kyle Pilger, fourth place,
discussion; Blair Stewig
and Courtney Klingel-
hoets, fifth place, duo in-
terpretation; Maria Zaske,
second place, great
speeches; and Victoria
Rollings, first alternate,
great speeches. Pictured
in front are Stewig, Ste-
jskal and Rollings. Pic-
tured in back are Zaske,
Klingelhoets, Nelson, Pil-
ger and Schlueter.
(Photo submitted)
School News
Diane Hertwig had her
fourth-grade students write
what happiness is to them.
Christopher Klatt Happi-
ness is the sun peeking out of
the cloud and saying, Good
morning. It is a bottle of water
on a hot, summer day, how re-
freshing after a bike ride. Hap-
piness is a caring person on
Valentines Day who makes
you smile. Happiness is the
truth when it comes down to
the one who stole your donut.
Happiness is a sharp pencil for
taking a spelling test. Happi-
ness is one thing to one person
and another thing to another
person.
Abby Ojard Happiness is a
warm stuffed animal to cuddle,
a warm blanket to make you
comfy, and a cute puppy to lick
your face in the morning. Hap-
piness is a light mist to start
your morning fresh, and the
light to bring out the life in you
on a bad day. Happiness is
paint to put on your canvas on
an adventurous day. It is a
sharpened pencil to use to get
an A on your spelling test. Hap-
piness is to live, love, and make
memories. Happiness is one
thing to one person, and an-
other thing to another person.
Greta Brown Happiness is
a Harry Potter or another good
book to read about a great ad-
venture, and a way to get over
being bored. Happiness is a
pencil sitting on your ear when
you need to write something
down. Happiness is waking up
and realizing it is Saturday and
there is no school. Happiness is
finally being able to go to the
bathroom when youve been
waiting a long time. Happiness
is having your very own room
when you need some alone
time. Happiness is when the
snow finally melts and you can
go outside and play. It is not
having a cold anymore so you
can breathe clearly, and that
one scoop of ice cream that
tastes so good. Happiness is
friends and family when you
lost one of the only thing you
really needlove. Happiness
is one thing to one person and
another thing to another per-
son.
Emma Jost Happiness is art
class when you want to make
an awesome craft. It is making
bracelets on the loom when you
want something new to wear on
your wrist. Happiness is brush-
ing your hair when its a big
mess. Happiness is when the
snow finally melts, and going
to the mall to buy things you
really want. Happiness is con-
tinuing to read a good book
when you waiting to find out
what happens next, or writing a
good story when you have a
great idea. Happiness is a sharp
pencil to take a test with. Hap-
piness is one thing to one per-
son and another thing to
another person.
Boros accepted to
Bethany Lutheran
College
Maple Lake High School
senior Jill Boros has been ac-
cepted for admission at
Bethany Lutheran College, a
private, residential, liberal arts
college in Mankato.
St. Timothys Spring
Program is April 24
St. Timothys School will
have its Spring Program at 7
p.m. Thursday, April 24. Easter
is the theme for this years pro-
gram. Students are to dress in
their Easter best and spring
colors.
Post Prom Party,
Schwans partnering
for fundraiser
A new fundraising partner-
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the Maple Lake High School
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Maple Lake Post Prom when
placing an order and between
20 to 40 percent of the pur-
chase will be donated to sup-
port the event.
Breakfast
MONDAY, April 7
Pancake w/syrup, sausage
patty or choice of 2 cereals,
whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selec-
tion, milk
TUESDAY, April 8
Late start
WEDNESDAY, April 9
Bagel & yogurt pack,
cream cheese or choice of
2 cereals, whole wheat
toast, jelly/margarine, fruit
selection, milk
THURSDAY, April 10
Pancake on a stick, cheese
stick or choice of 2 cereals,
whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selec-
tion, milk
FRIDAY, April 11
French toast sticks w/syrup
or choice of 2 cereals,
whole wheat toast,
jelly/margarine, fruit selec-
tion, milk
Lunch
MONDAY, April 7
Chicken salad sliders, chef
salad or French toast
sticks, syrup, eggs & tri-
tators, hamburger on bun,
tri-tators; green peas,
tomato wedges, celery
sticks; fresh fruit, canned
fruit, milk
TUESDAY, April 8
Turkey sub, crispy chicken
salad or chow mein, rice,
chow mein noodles, home-
made chili, dinner roll;
broccoli, garbanzo beans,
carrots; fresh fruit, canned
fruit, milk
WEDNESDAY, April 9
Honey mustard ham wrap,
southwest chicken salad or
chicken patty on bun, corn,
beefy nachos w/homemade
cheese sauce; shredded ro-
maine lettuce, black beans,
tomatoes; fresh fruit,
canned fruit, milk
THURSDAY, April 10
Deli sandwich, cravin
craisin chicken salad or
hamburger gravy, mashed
potatoes, roll, chicken faji-
tas w/fajita fixings; spring
corn salad, cauliflower,
green pepper strips; fresh
fruit, canned fruit, milk
FRIDAY, April 11
Yogurt pak, chicken Caesar
salad or pizza parlor,
cheese pizza, hot turkey &
cheese on WG bun; baby
spinach, celery sticks, ji-
cama; fresh fruit, canned
fruit, milk
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Eight speech students advance to section meet
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Maple Lake High School gymnasts for the 2013-14 year included (from left): Mariah Jackson, Shelby Jackson, Delaney Sif-
ferle, Heather Schlueter, Jordan Sifferle, Shauni Johnson, Katelyn Fuller, Gracie Elsenpeter, Shelby Ankerfelt, Susie Rieber,
Sydney Bakeburg and Hannah Praska. (Photo submitted)
by Jordan Sifferle
Sports Writer
On Monday, gymnasts gath-
ered in Maple Lake High School
for the gymnastics awards ban-
quet.
There they reflected back to the
sports season and recognized indi-
viduals for their success.
Seven girls earned letters.To
letter in gymnastics girls must
compete in three varsity meets.
First-year letter winners in-
cluded Maddi Maas and Gracie
Elsenpeter. Katelyn Fuller was a
second-year letter winner. Third-
year letter winners included De-
laney Sifferle and Marisa Henrik-
son. Jordan Sifferle was a
fourth-year letter winner. Heather
Schlueter has lettered for six con-
secutive years.
All-conference awards were
earned by Gracie Elsenpeter on the
beam, Jordan Sifferle on the vault
and Heather Schlueter on the floor,
recognizing their outstanding per-
formances throughout the year.
Individual awards, voted on by
fellow gymnasts, were given to
Maddi Maas for the most im-
proved gymnast, and Jordan Sif-
ferle for the hardest worker award
as well as the gymnast of the year.
Gymnasts are looking forward to
next season with high hopes and
big goals.
Sports
Maple Lake Messenger Page 8
April 2, 2014
Gymnasts celebrate year with awards banquet
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Thursday, Apr 3: 4:30pm Softball: Var-
sity Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @
Maple Lake High School; 4:30pm Soft-
ball: JV Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral
@ Maple Lake High School; 4:30pm
Softball: C Game vs. St. Cloud Cathe-
dral @ Maple Lake High School.
Friday, Apr 4: 4:15pm Softball: C Game
Annandale @ Annandale High School;
4:15pm Softball: Varsity Game Annan-
dale @ Annandale High School; 4:15pm
Softball: JV Game Annandale @ Annan-
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Game Rescheduled to 04-25-14 Pay-
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School; 4:30pm Baseball: Varsity Game
Rescheduled to 04-25-14 Paynesville
Area @ Regal.
Saturday, Apr 5: 9:00am Speech: Var-
sity Sections Melrose @ Melrose High
School.
Monday, Apr 7: 4:30pm Baseball: Var-
sity Game Zimmerman @ Zimmerman
High School; 4:30pm Baseball: JV
Game Zimmerman @ Zimmerman High
School; 4:30pm Baseball: C Game Zim-
merman @ Zimmerman High School.
Tuesday, Apr 8: 4:00pm Track & Field:
Varsity Time Trials Rockford Area
Schools District @ Rockford Community
Center; 4:15pm Golf:Girls Varsity CMC
Inv vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa,
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball
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Golf Course; 4:30pm Baseball: Varsity
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Baseball: JV Game Litchfield @ Litch-
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field @ Litchfield HS; 4:30pm Softball:
Varsity Game vs. Litchfield @ Maple
Lake High School; 4:30pm Softball: JV
Game vs. Litchfield @ Maple Lake High
School.
Thursday, Apr 10: 4:00pm Track &
Field: Varsity Invitational Norwood Young
America @ Norwood-Young America
HS; 4:30pm Softball: Varsity Game
Browerville @ Browerville High School.
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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 condi-
tions of the following described mort-
gage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: Septem-
ber 27, 2005
MORTGAGOR: Kimberly J. Kai-
ser, single woman.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Elec-
tronic Registration Systems, Inc. as
nominee for Allied Home Mortgage
Capital Corporation.
DATE AND PLACE OF
RECORDING: Recorded October 6,
2005 Wright County Recorder, Doc-
ument No. A980551.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORT-
GAGE: Assigned to: Bayview Loan
Servicing, LLC. Dated September
22, 2006, Recorded October 6,
2006, as Document No. A1028400.
And thereafter assigned to: M&T
Bank. Dated March 11, 2013,
Recorded March 21, 2013, as Docu-
ment No. A1231718.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mort-
gage Electronic Registration Sys-
tems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT'S
MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:
100053905090018163
LENDER OR BROKER AND
MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR
STATED ON MORTGAGE: Allied
Home Mortgage Capital Corporation
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE
SERVICER: Bayview Loan Servic-
ing, LLC
MORTGAGED PROPERTY AD-
DRESS: 38 Maple Avenue South,
Maple Lake, MN 55358
TAX PARCEL I.D. #:
110.010.003070
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY: LOT 7, BLOCK 3,
ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF MAPLE
LAKE, ACCORDING TO THE
RECORDED PLAT THEREOF,
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA,
LYING TOGETHER WITH THAT
PART OF VACATED 1ST STREET
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7;
THENCE ON AN ASSUMED BEAR-
ING OF SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY EXTEN-
SION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID
LOT 7, A DISTANCE OF 22.61
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DE-
GREES 09 MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 82.46 FEET
TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF
SAID 1ST STREET; THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY, ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY LINE, TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY
EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE
OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE
NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EXTEN-
SION, A DISTANCE OF 61.92 FEET
TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY, ALONG THE
SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 7,
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
COUNTY IN WHICH PROP-
ERTY IS LOCATED: Wright
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
OF MORTGAGE: $102,400.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED
TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NO-
TICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY,
PAID BY MORTGAGEE:
$116,973.05
That prior to the commencement
of this mortgage foreclosure pro-
ceeding, 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 fol-
lows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April
29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Of-
fice, Wright County Law Enforce-
ment Center, 3800 Braddock Avenue
N.E., Buffalo, MN to pay the debt
then secured by said Mortgage, and
taxes, if any, on said premises, and
the costs and disbursements, includ-
ing attorneys' fees allowed by law
subject to redemption within six (6)
months from the date of said sale by
the mortgagor(s), their personal rep-
resentatives or assigns unless re-
duced 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 rein-
stated under section 580.30 or the
property is not redeemed under sec-
tion 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October
29, 2014 unless that date falls on a
weekend or legal holiday, in which
case it is the next weekday, and un-
less the redemption period is re-
duced to 5 weeks under MN Stat.
Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED
FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
ON MORTGAGE: None
"THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW
FOR REDEMPTION BY THE
MORTGAGOR, THE MORT-
GAGOR'S PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVES 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 RESIDEN-
TIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN
FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY
USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRO-
DUCTION, AND ARE ABAN-
DONED."
Dated: February 18, 2014
M&T Bank
Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee
USSET, WEINGARDEN
AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.
Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee
of Mortgagee
4500 Park Glen Road #300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 925-6888
37 - 14-001451 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION
FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
Document version 1.1 December 11,
2013 (23-28c)
LEGAL NOTICE
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP
Request for Bids
Notice is hereby given that the
Town Board of Maple Lake Town-
ship, Wright County, State of Min-
nesota, is soliciting sealed bids for
80,000 gallons more or less of mag-
nesium chloride, no less than 30%.
Bid to include cost of calcium chlo-
ride for the same amount of applica-
tion, no less than 30%. Bid price to
include both material and application
on town roads up to 24 in width and
applied prior to June 15, 2014.
For other information in regard to
bidding, please contact our mainte-
nance department, telephone 320-
963-3927. The Board of Supervisors
reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids. Bids are due by 7:00
P.M. April 15, 2014, at the town hall
located at 6298 Bishop Avenue NW
and County Road #37. Bids may be
mailed or delivered to Dick Hogan,
Clerk, 6298 Bishop Avenue NW, Buf-
falo, MN 5_5313. Telephone, 320-
963-3927.
Maple Lake Township
Dick Hogan, Clerk (26-27c)
LEGAL NOTICE
MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP
Request for Bids
Notice is hereby given that the
Town Board of Maple Lake Town-
ship, Wright County, State of Min-
nesota, is soliciting sealed bids to
haul and spread 10,000 cubic yards
of class five gravel more or less on
town roads. All gravel to be spread
by belly dump trucks.
For other information in regard to
bidding, please contact our mainte-
nance department, telephone 320-
963-3927. The Board of Supervisors
reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids. Bids are due by 7:00
P.M. April 15, 2014, at the town hall
located at 6298 Bishop Avenue NW
and County Road #37. Bids may be
mailed or delivered to Dick Hogan,
Clerk, 6298 Bishop Avenue NW, Buf-
falo, MN 55313. Telephone, 320-
963-3927.
Maple Lake Township
Dick Hogan, Clerk (26-27c)
CERTIFICATE OF
ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statutes, 333
The filing of an assumed name
does not provide a user with exclu-
sive rights to that name. The filing is
required for consumer protection in
order to enable customers to be able
to identify the true owner of a busi-
ness.
ASSUMED NAME: Dorothys
House Cleaning Services
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSI-
NESS: 520 6th Street N.W., Maple
Lake, MN 55358 USA
NAMEHOLDER(S): Tracy Dawn
Velisek, 520 6th Street N.W., Maple
Lake, MN 55358
By typing my name, I, the under-
signed, certify that I am signing this
document as the person whose sig-
nature is required, or as agent of the
person(s) whose signature would be
required who has authorized me to
sign this document on his/her behalf,
or in both capacities. I further certify
that I have completed all required
fields, and that the information in this
document is true and correct and in
compliance with the applicable chap-
ter of Minnesota Statutes. I under-
stand that by signing this document I
am subject to the penalties of perjury
as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I
had signed this document under
oath.
SIGNED BY: Tracy Dawn Velisek
FILED: March 7, 2014 (26-27c)
CORINNA TOWNSHIP
ASSESSMENT NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
That the Local Board of Appeal and
Equalization of the TOWNSHIP OF
CORINNA of Wright County, Min-
nesota, will meet at the Office of the
Clerk in said Township, at 3:00 PM,
on Thursday, the 17th day of April,
2014 for the purpose of reviewing
and correcting the assessment of
said Township for the year, 2014. All
persons considering themselves ag-
grieved by said assessment, or who
wish to complain that the property of
another is assessed too low, are
hereby notified to appear at said
meeting, and show cause of having
such assessment corrected.
No complaint that another person
is assessed too low will be acted
upon until the person so assessed,
or his agent, shall have been notified
of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 1st of
April, 2014.
Mary Barkley Brown
Clerk of the Town of Corinna
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON VACATION OF EASEMENT
PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA
STATUTE 412.851
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
a hearing will be held before the City
Council on the 21st day of April,
2014, in the City Hall located at 10
Maple Avenue S, Maple Lake, MN at
4:00 pm to consider a proposed va-
cation of the drainage and utility
easement located between Outlot B
and Lot 1 Block 10, Paumen 3rd Ad-
dition legally described as:
All that part of the 30 foot wide
drainage and utility easement lying
20 feet westerly of and 10 feet east-
erly of the common lot line between
Outlot B and Lot 1, Block 10 of Pau-
men 3rd Addition, Wright County,
Minnesota, according to the
recorded plat thereof, which lies
southerly of a line distant 20 feet
southerly of the northerly line of said
Outlot B and said Lot 1, and lying
northerly of a line distant 10 feet
northerly of the southerly line of said
Outlot B and said Lot 1
Dated this 2nd day of April, 2014
Lee Ann Yager
City Clerk/Treasurer (27-28c)
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April 2, 2014
Marion ONeill
continued from page 2
Bruce Anderson
continued from page 2
In addition to unnecessarily
higher costs, this mandate on a pri-
vate company has potential consti-
tutional issues.
TAXES
While Im happy that the legis-
lature repealed the job-killing busi-
ness-to-business taxes enacted
during the 2013 Legislative Ses-
sion (I authored a bill to repeal all
three), Im disappointed we were
unable to give back the tax money
already paid now repealed into
the state. If you paid sales taxes to
repair a tractor or any other piece
of capital equipment even if you
saved your receipts you will not
get your money back from the
State of Minnesota. This is very
frustrating since nearly half a bil-
lion dollars remains from our state
surplus, which would be more than
enough to repay farmers for their
unneeded tax contributions.
HOUSING
One of the committees I sit on
is the Housing Finance and Policy
Committee. The past four commit-
tee hearings weve held have been
entirely devoted to a single bill.
This legislation attempts to redirect
and further restrict money already
appropriated to the Minnesota
Housing Finance Agency. The bill
set aside $500,000 from the Chal-
lenge Grant Program specifically
for families who are facing eviction
due to their childs severe disability
such as autism. In another section
of the bill, it forces the Housing
Agency to create a pilot project
with no new money to offer 0% in-
terest loans to members of religious
groups with objections to paying
interest on loans, and try to close
the racial home ownership gap.
While I believe the goal of this leg-
islation is well-intentioned, I have
serious concerns about cost impli-
cations. In fact, the commissioner
of the Minnesota Housing Finance
Agency an appointee of Gover-
nor Dayton has said this bill
could put the agencys bond rating
in jeopardy. I certainly support
making sure people have a safe and
warm place to live, but this legisla-
tion is not the answer.
TEACHERS
Another committee I sit on the
Labor, Workforce and Regulated
Industries Committee heard a bill
that would change the definition of
what a teacher is according to
state law to include audiologists, art
therapists or music therapists. The
purpose of this law is to force the
70 employees to become part of the
unions bargaining unit. Not only
am I opposed to this legislation, but
Im particularly upset at the fact
that the author of the bill didnt
bother to ask those who would be
impacted how they felt about this
proposal. When pressed about who
asked the author of the bill to bring
this legislation, the author re-
sponded: Education Minnesota, the
teachers union. I truly expect better
of legislators in St. Paul than to put
forward a bill simply because an
influential special interest lobbyist
group wants it without any regard
for those who would be affected.
We need to remember that educa-
tion is about students first, not
adults.
If you have any questions about
these tax changes or concerns
about any state legislative issue,
you can contact me by e-mail at
Rep.Marion.ONeill@House.MN
or call my office at 651-296-5063.
You can also write a letter to me.
My office address at the Capitol is
229 State Office Building, 100
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155.
Sincerely,
Marion
Anyone whos ever been in-
volved in a school referendum
knows how hard it is to convince
a community to invest in building
a new school. It usually takes
years of discussion, public meet-
ings, collecting data to prove the
need, and the support of local
leaders. Its never easy, and
frankly, it shouldnt be. Hard-
working taxpayers will be paying
the mortgage for many years and
the new buildings will last a gen-
eration. This building should be
no different.
EDUCATION FINANCE
The K-12 Education Division
considered and passed, on a di-
vided voice vote, a Senate DFL
supplemental spending plan for
education. Under this plan spend-
ing would increase by $41.1 mil-
lion in the upcoming school year
(double that amount in the tails
of FY 2016-17).
This plan is not focused on or-
dinary school classroom needs but
on categorical formulas (such as
English Language Learners and
more free school lunches) and
programs that fall outside of ele-
mentary and secondary grades
(such as preschool scholarships).
If the spending target was simply
divided by the number of public
school students (840,941) then the
amount per pupil would be ap-
proximately $49. However, under
the Senate DFL proposal, the av-
erage per pupil increase statewide
to public schools will be just $8.49
with Minneapolis and St. Paul av-
eraging $20.72.
PENSIONS
This week, the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Re-
tirement passed its 2014 Omnibus
Pensions Bill. The bill includes
consolidation of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund into the
Teachers Retirement Association,
to be completed by June 30, 2015.
As a result, the state will pay the
Duluth teachers an additional $14
million every year in direct state
aid. In addition, the bill extends a
$7 million annual bailout of the St.
Paul Teachers Retirement Fund by
extending the payments from two
years to perpetuity.
TRANSPORTATION
Republicans have a plan to pri-
oritize spending for roads and
bridges without raising taxes. Re-
publicans want to make fixing
potholes and building roads and
bridges a priority over building
more light rail lines. I support a
transportation package that fixes
potholes and funds roads, not rail.
Lanes before trains! Unfortu-
nately, the DFL Majoritys plan
includes spending money on rail
projects that are wasteful and not
cost-effective. They always pro-
pose raising gas taxes to pay for
more transportation. We already
have a constitutional which man-
dates the State of MN to spend no
less than 60% on Light Rail, i.e.
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