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The Maple Lake

Volume 120, Number 51 Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

Inside . . .

Bruns participates in 3-Day Walk

by Nick Pawlenty

Rachels Challenge:
page 6

Community Ed
salute: page 7

Football: page 8

Coming up
MLHS Picture Day is
Sept. 17
MLE Picture Day is
Sept. 18
Waterfowl Season
Opener is Sept. 26
St. Tims Fall Festival
is Sept. 27

Wright County
Sheriffs law
The Wright County Sheriff's
Law Enforcement Explorer Post
3641 invites students ages 15-20
interested in joining to attend the
2015 Annual First Nighter Recruitment and Informational
meeting Monday, September 21st,
at 7 p.m. at the Wright County
Law Enforcement Center.

Grouse hunting
season opens
Sept. 19
The hunting season opener for
grouse, Minnesotas most popular
game bird, is right around the corner.
The season for ruffed and
spruce grouse runs from Saturday,
Sept. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 3,
2016; and for sharp-tailed grouse
from Sept. 19 through Sunday,
Nov. 30.
The grouse season looks promising this year. Weather was favorable for grouse reproduction and
chick survival in spring and summer, and there are stable numbers
of adult grouse that survived the
Weve heard from people that
theyve been seeing some goodsized broods of grouse and welldeveloped broods, said Ted Dick,
forest game bird coordinator with
the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Anecdotally,
were expecting lots of young
grouse in the fall. The daily limit
for ruffed and spruce grouse is five
combined with a possession limit
of 10. The daily limit for sharptailed grouse is three with a possession limit of six.
For more information on
grouse hunting and submitting
samples for the DNR studies, see


Top: LuAnne Bruns (left) and sister, Mary Snoger ready

to begin the 3-Day, 60-mile Breast Cancer walk.
Bottom: Bruns (right) and Smoger at the successful completion of the event.
(Photos submitted)

After a close friend lost her

battle with breast cancer, Maple
Lake resident, LuAnne Bruns,
along with her sister, Mary
Snoger, made the decision to
tackle this years Susan G.
Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile
march to raise funds to help fight
breast cancer.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation really began 1980, when
Nancy G. Brinker learned her
sister, Susan, was dying from
breast cancer. Brinker made a
promise to her sister that she
would do everything in her
power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen
organization, a movement that
would change the face of breastcancer forever.
Originally established to
allow women (and men) easy access to breast cancer information
and treatment, the organization
has grown into the worlds
largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast
In 1983 the first Race For
The Cure took place and in 1986
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
was created. Today the Susan G.
Komen foundation has approximately 150 race/walk events
worldwide. The main ambition
continues to be to inform people
that early detection is very im-

portant, and to encourage support from people who have gone

through the struggle of breast
cancer, whether a friend, family
member, or themselves.
As with all participants,
Bruns had to raise a minimum of
$2,300 to enter the race. She had
done a lot of fundraising in the
past, so finding outlets to
fundraise for this event wasnt
difficult. In just a single day,
Bruns made $650 from donations and bagging groceries at
Cub Foods. During her fundraising efforts Bruns was overwhelmed by the support of
strangers, she even had one Cub
customer give her a hundred dollar bill when breast cancer
awareness was mentioned.
After completing the necessary fundraising, it was on to
training. It is a feat to do a
three-day, 60-mile walk, said
Bruns. "Id already been a
walker and exercised regularly,
but I had to train for this walk itself. During the week her program was to start small, walking
four to eight miles a day, and on
the weekends build to 10-18
miles a day. To ready herself for
the event Bruns trained for 16
The walk began at 6:30 a.m.
on August 21 at Edinas Southdale Mall.

3-Day walk
continued on page 5

Eighteen and ready to fly

2015 Maple Lake graduate gets his wings
by Brenda Erdahl

Charlie Stejskal considers

himself lucky because he has always known what he wanted to
do with his life.
The former kicker for the
state-qualifying Irish football
team, Stejskals dreams have always pointed toward the sky.
On Saturday, August 8, Stejskal passed his flying test and
earned his pilots license one
month after his 18th birthday.
Two days later he was on his
way to Auburn University in Alabama to pursue a degree in
aerospace engineering.
His accomplishment may or
may not make him the youngest
pilot in the state, but he figures
he must come close since they
dont award pilots licenses to
anyone younger than 17.
A lot of my friends are
going to college, but they dont
know what they want to do yet.
I consider myself lucky that Ive
always known what I wanted to
A 2015 Maple Lake High

Stejskal and his instructor, Zyvonne D Langan, CAP, CAPT of the Hutchinson Composite
(Photo submitted)
School graduate, Stejskal said
his grandmother, Lynn Hollaran,
inspired his interest in aviation.
She was an airplane pilot living
in Pine River for many years.
She tried to get my older
brother, Jake, interested in aviation. I was the younger brother
so I just tagged along, Stejskal
But instead of Jake developing a love of flying, Charlie did.

At the age of 12 he joined the

Civil Air Patrol. An auxiliary of
the United States Air Force, Stejskal likened it to the Boy Scouts
of America, except the Civil Air
Patrols focus is on aviation.
He and other cadets, 12 to 18
years old from around the area,
met every Tuesday in Hutchinson to learn about airplanes and
When he was 15 he started

ground school in preparation of

earning his pilots license. At 16
he started flying with an instructor.
The Civil Air Patrol has its
own building at the Hutchinson
Municipal Airport and they own
hundreds of Cessna 172s so they
provided a plane for me and an

Young aviator
continued on page 5

State of the Cities, Part II

by Lynda Zimmerman

Duane Northagen, executive

director, welcomed city administrators, mayors, business development partners and guests to
Part II of Wright County Economic Development Partnerships State of the Cities event
and lunch at Eagle Trace Golf
Club in Clearwater on Thursday,
September 10. Clearwater
Mayor, Pete Edmonson, also
warmly welcomed attendees.
The event is offered as a way for
city staff and officials to connect
with other communities of
Wright County, build off each
others successes, connect with
the private and public sectors for
projects, and enable all to work
together for the benefit of the region. Participating communities
provide a year in review, take a
look forward, and offer insight
as to how the communities can
grow together. Representatives

from five cities presented at Part

City of Cokato
Cokato is located on Hwy. 12
at the western edge of Wright
County. With a population of
2,700, Cokato shares the school
district with Dassel. Each has its
own elementary school, but they
share the middle and high
schools. City Administrator, Annita Smythe, described Cokatos
economic development resources as city hall, public
works dept., ambulance service
and fire department, museum,
swimming pool, figure skating
and hockey rinks. Cokato contracts out to consultants for sheriff, city Engineer and city
Community organizations include the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Lions and
American Legion, a Food Shelf
and a Historical Society.
Cokatos Corn Carnival has

been a successful community

festival for 66 years.
Economic Development in
2015 saw commercial growth
with the addition of Shopko,
Bohnsack Family Dentistry, expansion of Forward Technology
(plastics), and office expansion
at Navigator Financial. Other
economic news included the retention and/or relocation of Snap
Fitness, Jacks of Cokato (service station), Canvas Works
(custom coverings and tarps),
and Elbows Kitchen which was
a home-based catering business
that moved into building space
Although residential growth
has been slow, it has occurred
and building permit sales are increasing. Currently there are
three new homes in progress and
there have been multiple sales of
vacant lots. Only a few bankowned lots remain available
from the economic recession of

strengths include good access to
county roads, Trailblazer Transit
services, a bridge over the railroad, and Dassel-Cokato Area
Trail. Challenges to the community are the lack of commercial
buildings and the age of current
vacant buildings which often
need renovation before they are
ready for business occupation.
Their public utilities are nearing
capacity, and similar to other
small towns, there is a lack of
skilled workers and stable technology resources. Where state
and county roads intersect, multiple government layers can
present permit processing delays
for businesses eager to get
Cokatos key to the future is
to plan for future growth, partner

State of Cities
continued on page 3

Marilyn Groth in front of

her new Birch Avenue business, Book Break.
(Photo by Vicki Grimmer)

Break is
by Vicki Grimmer
Staff Writer

After almost 30 years, Marilyn Groth and her husband, Dennis, have brought their used
book store, Book Break, back to
Maple Lake. We were in Maple
Lake in the mid-1980s, said
Marilyn. We were next to the
laundromat, where Total Care
Chiropractic is now. From
there, the business moved to
Buffalo before returning to
Maple Lake this week.
Located in the old Christine
and Friends building on the east
side of Birch, across from the
Maple Lake Library, a good fit
for downtown Maple Lake, and
for the Groths.
It feels like coming home,
said Marilyn of Book Breaks
new location. Its warm and
comfortable and Im really enjoying this old building. It has a
lot of history, a lot of character.
I do already have many customers in Maple Lake, Annandale and South Haven, as well as
Buffalo- Im looking forward to
seeing them all here.
Book Break specializes in
used books, both paperback and
hard cover, but also carries some
new items, a good assortment of
books by local Minnesota authors, DVD and VHS movies
and even sheet music, musical
lesson books and instrument
supplies, such as reeds, strings
and cleaning tools. And,
added Marilyn, special order is
always available.
Also distinctive to Book
Break is a credit system for customers trading books in.
Used books are half-off the
original cover price; if you have
(book) credit, you can reduce the
cost by an additional 50%, said
Marilyn. For any books we
buy, we give our customers a
credit of 25% off the cover price
to apply to other book purchases.
And although used book purchases are subject to a bit of
scrutiny before they end up on
the shelf, the trade-in program is
a good value for readers.
Currently Book Break is
open Wednesday-Friday, 9-6,
and Saturdays, 9-4.
Marilyn can be reached at

Clearwater Mayor Pete Edmondson welcomes guests

to the Ragle Terrace Golf
Club, Clearwater.


Maple Lake Messenger Page 2

September 16, 2015

by Harold Brutlag
It was good to hear the pheasant population in Minnesota is up
33% statewide. The DNR had this to say about pheasants in Minnesota. Favorable weather conditions led to a 33-percent increase
in the number of Minnesota pheasants compared to last year at this
time. However, the 2015 pheasant index is 39 percent below the 10year average and 59 percent below the long-term average. Habitat
loss continues to be the main factor in a long-term decline of the
states pheasant population, according to the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources. It takes programs like the Soil Bank from
years past or the more recent Conservation Reserve Program to provide the habitat necessary to maintain good pheasant numbers in
these days of intense farming. Hunters will find more birds this fall
in the southwestern part of Minnesota according to the maps the
DNR has available, but they wont be all over. I guess thats why
its called hunting!
In other wildlife matters Vanna and I came across four turkeys in
the middle of a township road northeast of Maple Lake Sunday. They
were small and either this years hatch or year-old hens. They were
close enough to get Vannas attention through the windshield of the
Fiesta. Heading north on County Road 8 last week a pair of Trumpeter Swans and four offspring were trying to cross that highway.
One adult was in the middle of the road so we slowed down almost
to a stop to let them cross, but the adult apparently had a change of
heart and herded the family back into the swamp from which they
had come. They are the heaviest living bird native to North America
with a wingspan that may exceed 10 ft. Their snow white feathers,
black beak and black feet make them distinctive over other swans.

Ask a
by Sgt. Neil Dickenson
Q- I spend a fair amount of
time on the highway and often
see passengers in vehicles with
their feet on the dash. How can
their seat belts be in the proper
location to do their job? What
would happen in the case of an
air bag deployment?
A-Great question. There is no
law that prohibits a passenger
from placing their feet on the
dashboard while the vehicle is in
However, passengers who
put their feet up in a moving vehicle could be putting themselves at even greater risk of
injury in the event of a crash. It

comes down to using good

judgement. I would bet that most
passengers never think about
what could happen to them in
the event of a collision when the
airbags deploy.
Airbags are designed to cushion the head and chest of an
adult passenger sitting in an upright position when wearing a
correctly fitted seatbelt. If the
passenger is sitting incorrectly,
there is a greater risk of injury in
a crash. This could result in their
knees being forced into their
chest or face that could cause a
serious injury or death. There is
also a risk of leg fractures or

. . I managed to get out fishing on Saturday afternoon on Indian

Lake, a lake I hadnt fished all year and very seldom before that. It
was a good choice and provided a lot of action. I was trying for sunnies and ended up with 15 that filled a quart freezer bag to the brim
when filleted. I was fishing in 15-17 feet of water using pieces of a
leech until they were both used up. Then it was nighties or artificial
bait. I had fun with a 26-inch Northern on my light rig and a couple
of bass broke up the afternoons action. Nick Pawlenty, whos been
working at the Messenger recently, showed me pictures of a large
and a 2
Wa l l e y e
(right) he
while fishing out of
Sauk Centre.
made me

I was shocked to hear co-worker Samantha Zuehl (or Sam, as we
call her) and her friend, Trever, lost their South Haven home in a
fire Friday afternoon. Neither one was home at the time, but they
lost all of their belongings as well as their first house. Two pet dogs
also perished in the fire which Im sure Sam held a special attachment to. I say that because my dog, Vanna, is somewhat a frequent
visitor to the Messenger office and Sam always has seemed to have
a kind word or would stroke her head before shed get busy at her
computer. I wish them well as they pick up their lives from the tragic
spinal injuries.
Below are some recommendations and information on
airbag safety from the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
When there is a moderate to
severe crash, a signal is sent
from the air bag system's electronic control unit to the inflator
within the air bag module.
An igniter in the inflator
starts a chemical reaction that
produces a harmless gas, which
inflates the air bag within the
blink of an eye - or less than
1/20th of a second.
Side-impact air bags inflate
even more quickly since there is
less space between the occupant
and the striking object, such as
the interior of the vehicle, another vehicle, a tree, or a pole.
Because air bags deploy very
rapidly, serious or sometimes
fatal injuries can occur if the oc-

cupant is too close to - or is in

direct contact with - the air bag
when it first begins to deploy.
Sitting as far back from the
steering wheel or dashboard as
possible and using seat belts
help prevent occupants from
being "too close" to a deploying
frontal air bag.
I highly recommend that you
do not place your feet on the
dashboard while the vehicle is in
A portion of state statutes was
used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you
have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Sgt.
Neil Dickenson Minnesota State
Patrol at 1131 Mesaba Ave, Duluth,
MN 55811. (You can follow me on
Twitter @MSPPIO_NE or reach me
at neil.dickenson@state.mn.us).

Sam & Trever!
Sam Zuehl, staff member of the Maple Lake Messenger,
and Trever Linder, lost their home to a house fire on Friday, Sept. 11. In addition to their home and everything in
it, Sam and Trever also lost two important members of
their family, their dogs, Emma and Ammo.
Please help us help Sam and Trever get back on their feet.
Donations to
the Sam Zuehl
and Trever
Linder House
Fire Relief
Fund can be
dropped off at
Star Bank in
Maple Lake or
Annandale, or

Paid for by The Friends of Sam and Trever

The Maple Lake

Maple Lake, MN 55358
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Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire

Department and Ambulance
Service responded to the following emergencies during the past
Sept. 14, 8:44 a.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo
Hospital ER.
Sept. 14, 2:56 a.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Sept. 13, 3:33 a.m.: Medical.
No ambulance transportation.
Sept. 11, 4:15 p.m.: Medical.
Patient transported by Maple
Lake Ambulance to the St.
Cloud Hospital ER.

Sept. 10, 7:25 a.m.: Medical.

Patient transported by Allina
Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department responded to a vehicle fire Sept. 12, 3:25 p.m., at
the Tim Lengyel residence,
3089 Hendricks Ave. NW, Albion Twp.
On fire was a 2001 Ford Taurus parked near a building, belonging to Thomas Sadler. The
vehicle was considered a total
loss and there was some minor
damage to the building.

Readers are invited to take part in discussions of interest to the Maple Lake community.
All letters to the editor must be signed and must include the writers address and telephone number or email address. Letters of private thanks, solicitation, petition and
those containing libelous material will not be published. The Messenger reserves the
right to edit all letters.

Schools are in session and many children are disappointed that

summer vacation came to an end so quickly. Mothers are pleased
that their children can now return to expand their education. However there are children who surprisingly enough are eager to be back
in school for another reason - they look forward to a hot breakfast
and lunch. This allows them to focus rather than listen to the rumbling of their stomachs. The mothers of these children are less
stressed knowing that school lunches provide good nutrition and financial aid.
I, for one, really support the free lunch program. It encourages
many young people from low-income families to get up in the morning, dress themselves and hurry off to school for a good meal. I believe this is an excellent incentive. A while back I read that a small
country somewhere in South America implemented a similar program to get children to attend school. They provided an incentive
for the parents. Each day of the month that a child attended school
an attendance record was kept and at the end of the month the parents were provided a cash payment for their childs attendance. This
certainly incentivized the parents and allowed them to purchase
much-needed items and boosted the economy as well. Here the government money was put to good use.
In the early 2000s your food shelf focused on feeding hungry
families but didnt recognize that when school is out many children
go without regular nourishing meals. We now provided several programs for school students, the summer lunch program, which this
year totaled 682 services or 12,500 pounds. During the school term
we also provide food for the Annandale Cardinal Cupboard program
which allows high school students to pick up food on Fridays to get
them through the weekend. From January 2015 to June this accounted for 211 services or 3,380 pounds. Maple Lake has a Backpack Buddy program which provides food for all grade levels and
we provided 529 services totaling 9,340 pounds.
The reason I mention this is we provide food for more than just
families and seniors. The low-income families still are our major
clients when it comes to poundage. We refer to them as the working
poor. These are the families that do not qualify for welfare or subsidies. They struggle to raise a family on slightly above minimum
wage and it just doesnt begin to cut it. They truly need your help.
Some would believe that we can stamp out hunger by providing
food to the hungry. To me this is only a bandaid fix and yet we do
what we have to do. To reduce hunger, it is a very complex fix which
will take several decades to improve. Our children need to receive a
better education and should not be allowed to drop out. More focus
should be placed on technical or trade schools. Not everyone needs
to go to university or is university material. This country still lacks
good skilled labor, yet there seems to be a stigma amongst many of
us that if a young adult gets an electricians certificate they are not
an achiever. We can always wait a bit for a lawyer or financial planner, but when we need a plumber or electrician most often we need
their services immediately. I consider these skilled trades-people
very important.
I dont want to simplify things by any means, however, I believe
that if our young adults were better educated they could find jobs
that pay more than the minimum wage. If they are working full-time
they would not be joining gangs and turning to crime for money. Education encourages self-esteem and it will reduce welfare and
poverty in the long term. Until we get this figured out we need to do
our part in feeding the hungry. We are no longer growing by 20, 30
or 40% like we did a few years back. We seem to have somewhat
plateaued. More people are finding jobs even though they may not
be paying what they did in 2008, and with gasoline more than a
$1.00 less a gallon than last year, this certainly leaves more for purchasing groceries. We thank you for your financial support in the
past and look to your support in the future.
Ed Skomoroh president, Annandale Food Shelf

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New veterinary clinic in Maple Lake!
Full service care for your animals with
24-hour on-call veterinarian.
Located on Highway 55 next to H&H Sport shop.
We also have locations in Watkins (320-764-7400)
and Kimball (320-398-3600)
Call now for an appointment!

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September 16, 2015

Sept. 14 Wright County Forensic lab decision nearing a tipping point

been between 4 and 15 percent they do amazing things with ev- state, so I think it should be
Sheriffs report
in reporting periods, far less idence to get DNA and prints good enough for us. If they
by John Holler

On September 8, Tiffany
Nichole Smith, 27, of Annandale, was arrested in South
Haven on an Anoka County
warrant for financial transaction
card fraud.
On September 8, Dillan
Jared Mesedahl, 20, of Rockford, was arrested in Scott
County on a Wright County
warrant for liquor consumption
under 21.
On September 8, Matthew
Warren Berg, 22, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on
Wright County warrants for 1st
and 3rd degree criminal sexual
On September 8, Sean Roff
Donaghue, 44, of St. Michael,
was arrested in Annandale on
the charge of 5th degree assault
and a Wright County warrant for
domestic assault violation.
On September 8, Dale Allan
Larson, 26, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin
County warrant for theft.
On September 9, Matthew
William Morse, 37, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Anoka County
on a MN Department of Corrections warrant for 2nd degree assault.
On September 9, Billie Jo
Meulner, 43, of Monticello, was
arrested in Monticello on a
Wright County warrant for
check forgery.
On September 9, James
Robert Hanson, 54, of Otsego,
was arrested in Sherburne
County on a Wright county warrant for 5th degree controlled
substance violation.
On September 9, Eric
Michael Winter, 41, of Pillager,
was arrested in Albertville on
the charge of 1st degree sale of
a controlled substance.
On September 9, Patrick
Todd Centers, 27, of Howard
Lake, was arrested in Delano on
a Wright County warrant for 3rd
degree DWI violations.
On September 9, Robert
Joseph Smith, 37, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on the
charge of disorderly conduct.
On September 9, Andrew
William Stanley, 26, of Montrose, was arrested in Winsted
on the charge of domestic assault.
On September 10, Jennifer
Lynn Wagner, 30, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on a
Hennepin County warrant for
disorderly conduct.
On September 10, Justin
Joseph Wirtz, 34, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On September 10, Mikeal
Evan Lukach, 26, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on the
charge of obstruction of legal

On September 11, Ryan
Christopher Keene, 35, of Otsego, was arrested in Buffalo on
Wright County warrant for 1st
degree criminal sexual conduct.
On September 11, Chase
Howard Herman Swenson, 26,
of Cokato, was arrested in Winsted on a Wright County apprehension and detention order for
domestic assault violations.
On September 11, Thomas
Edward Murray, 36, of Monticello, was arrested in Maple
Lake Township on the charge of
domestic abuse.
On September 11, Timothy
John Davis, 27, of Monticello,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 1st degree sale of
a controlled substance.
On September 11, Leanel
Vaughn, 51, of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato on a fugitive
from justice charge and a Black
Hawk County IA warrant for
contempt of court.
On September 11, Cody Lee
Richard Duane Hawes, 24, of
Cokato, was arrested in Rockford on a Wright County warrant for 3rd degree controlled
substance violations.
On September 11, Travis
John Theisen, 21, of Albertville,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On September 12, Jacob Lee
Bennett, 37, of Montrose, was
arrested in Montrose on the
charge of 1st degree burglary.
On September 12. Lavon
Terrell Taylor, 28, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on the
charge of domestic assault and
5th degree assault.
On September 12, Maurice
Rodarick Eull, 54, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Monticello on
the charge of 3rd degree DWI.
On September 12, Devin
Matthew Lorentz, 40, of Albertville, was arrested in Albertville on the charge of 3rd
degree DWI.
On September 12, Cole
Steven Loberg, 31, of Buffalo,
was arrested in Buffalo on the
charge of disorderly conduct.
On September 13, Joseph
Allen Wurm, 32, of Kimball,
was arrested in Southside Township on the charge of 2nd degree
There were 16 property damage accidents, 4 personal injury
accidents, 4 hit and run accidents and 2 car-deer accidents.
There were 5 arrests for
DWI, no underage consumption
arrests, 6 school bus stop arm
violations and 41 tickets for
miscellaneous traffic violations
reported this week.

Sept. 7 Wright County

Attorneys report
Hanson, Jessica Danielle,
age 24, of Howard Lake, sentenced on 09/03/15 for Probation Violations for Felony Aid
and Abet Controlled Substance
Crime in the First Degree to 120
days jail. Sentenced by Judge
Harrell, Jerry Devaughn, age
25, address unknown, sentenced
on 09/03/15 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor
Assault in the Fifth Degree to
365 days jail. Sentenced by
Judge Mottl.
Kuhlman, Reed James, age
19, of Clearwater, sentenced on
09/02/15 for Felony Criminal
Sexual Conduct in the Second
Degree to a stay of imposition
for 25 years on conditions of
probation, serve 83 days jail,
pay $300 fine plus surcharges,
pay $75 public defender co-payment, provide DNA sample,
have no use or possession of

firearms or dangerous weapons,

register as a sex offender, have
no use or possession of pornography, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing,
complete a sex offender treatment program and follow all
recommendations, undergo therapy and follow all recommendations, attend a support group and
verify attendance, have no unsupervised contact with minors
under the age of 18, pay restitution, submit to a polygraph,
have no use or access to the internet unless approved by probation agent, have no same or
similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Strand.
Mueller, Jason Allen, age 43,
of Buffalo, sentenced on
09/03/15 for Felony Assault in

continued on page 11

The question of whether

Wright County will continue to
be a partner in the Tri-County
Forensic Laboratory in Anoka
has become something of a political football. Its been discussed a few times since the
question of Wright Countys
participation was first brought
forward by Commissioner Pat
Sawatzke earlier this year.
The Tri-County Forensics
Laboratory serves Anoka,
Wright and Sherburne counties.
The other 84 of Minnesotas 87
counties use the Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension as their
experts in the processing of evidence in criminal cases. There
is no cost in county budgets for
the BCA to process evidence,
but, the volume the BCA deals
with in terms of evidence is expansive. Some requests are denied due to that volume.
The Tri-County lab was created due to that volume concern
and has been in operation since
2008. The lab received DNA
accreditation in the fall of 2014,
which has been touted by Sheriff Joe Hagerty as a game
changer for law enforcement,
as well as the process that leads
to the county attorneys office.
The point of contention has
been, since 2008 until today, the
funding formula in place.
Wright County pays 23 percent
of the cost for the facility a
figure determined solely by
population. Since the lab
opened for business, the usage
rate from Wright County has

than the countys percentage of

funding. That 23 percent funding rate translates to $367,000 a
It would seem that lines have
been drawn as to where commissioners stand on the matter.
Sawatzke has been pushing
renegotiation for years. Commissioner Christine Husom, a
former sheriffs department employee, cited the benefits of
having a priority in turning
around evidence into suspect
identification quickly as her
support of remaining in TriCounty. Board Chair Mike Potter made his position clear,
stating if Wright County breaks
this contract, who will want to
do business with them in the future?
That leaves two commissioners Mark Daleiden and
Charlie Borrell. Daleiden
pushed the question of a vote
coming up at the Sept. 2 meeting by making a motion to table
the matter until the Oct. 6 meeting given that the board hadnt
seen the official minutes of the
last Tri-County Lab meeting attended by the county board.
Daleiden said, at the heart of
the argument, is the cost for
service provided.
Thats the $367,000 question, Daleiden said. I want
them to use everything at their
disposal, because thats what
people expect. When you have
TV shows like CSI I dont believe all the things they show on
TV are always accurate but

that can identify the person who

committed a crime. The problem is that, if you send something to the BCA and they get
one hit, they stop examining the
evidence from that crime scene.
With Tri-County, we can get
three or four hits on different
evidence and can often get the
suspect to admit he did the
crime and avoid a trial, which
also costs money.
Borrell made it clear he was
swayed by a tour of the BCA
Lab, which is viewed nationally
as a top-rate facility. If its good
enough for 84 Minnesota counties, why not 85?
I think the Tri-County Lab
does very good work, but we
also toured the BCA and they
have one of the very top crime
labs in the country, Borrell
said. Its a nice service, but for
$367,000 a year, its a service
that I dont think they need.
County could follow the lead of
the City of Minneapolis and
hire evidence-specific employees at the BCA a rate that runs
about $80,000 a year if necessary. Even if the county had to
hire three employees to work at
the BCA to prioritize Wright
County evidence, the cost
would be about $240,000 a year
still more than $125,000 less
than it currently spends.
Its just a numbers thing,
because the BCA doesnt
charge for items sent to its lab,
Borrell said. Its good enough
for 84 of the 87 counties in the

change the funding formula, I

think you would get the votes
needed to stay with Tri-County.
I would vote no regardless. I
dont see the value comparing
the cost we pay to get the same
work done that the BCA does
for free.
With Borrells opinion
firmly on the side of leaving the
Tri-County group, if the matter
does come to a vote at the Oct.
6 meeting for Wright County to
exercise its 180-day notice to
pull out of the group, the deciding vote would likely fall to
Daleiden. He was the one who
made a motion to table the matter for a month in hopes of getting the three counties on the
same page. He hopes that the
message is being sent to Anoka
and Sherburne counties and that
buying an additional month
might get some progress going.
I want to verify some statements that were made at the last
Tri-County committee meeting
and also want to buy some time
for the sheriff to convince the
other sheriffs that Wright
County is serious, Daleiden
said. I dont like having to deal
with a threat. I dont think (the
funding formula) is right, I wish
the sheriff and the county attorney would try to work with
their counterparts to let those
counties know that this is serious. I think thats what needs to
happen. I dont see the other

is then burned off and returned

to those communities for a fee
and a revenue stream.
City of Clearwater
Mayor Pete Edmonson describes Clearwater as an eclectic
city located at the northern tip of
Wright County. A sleeper community with a population just
under 2,000, Edmonson stated,
most residents drive through
your communities to their
workplaces. With limited business resources and better opportunities elsewhere, Clearwaters
niche in the county focuses on
quality of life with its parks and
recreational facilities. They recently implemented a $.005
sales tax to support their parks,
splash pools and disc golf. The
addition of an archery park is
planned for the near future. And,
the Eagle Trace Golf Club draws
recreational activity, as well as
serving as an event center (and
host for this meeting).
Clearwater partners with
Clear Lake for its sewer facility
and has requested state funding
assistance for upgrades and to
relieve related debt and high resident costs. Edmonson is hopeful the city will receive that
funding in the 2016 legislative
Clearwater has welcomed
five new businesses in the past
year including Telecom and a
new bank. A new bridge across
the Mississippi River is in the
preliminary planning stages with
the current bridge to remain
open during construction. Fall
2017 is the anticipated completion time frame. Clearwaters
northeast neighborhood saw reconstruction of the water main
which included new curbs and
street asphalt.
Edmonson also introduced
Clearwaters new City Administrator, Kevin Kress.
Monticello remains a regional hub for business development, according to Jeff ONeil.
Building trends indicate consistent growth with approx. $37
million in new construction for
2016, largely in conjunction
with a luxury apartment complex. The 200+ unit should be
completed in 1-2 years. A handful of community projects indicate steady growth, and the city
has acquired a few under-utilized properties downtown. A
hotel needs study was recently
completed, so the timing is right
for a new facility. Industrial development has not seen much
new activity; however, the infra-

structure and technology are in

place and ready.
Residentially, single family
and townhome permits numbered 36 in 2015 and already 70
for 2016, which is a manageable
number for the community. The
city hopes for more upscale
housing in order to retain growing families as they move up to
bigger homes. Currently 150
single-family lots are available.
Monticello seems to be the
epicenter for road work. Hwy.
25 south of town has been under
construction, and a cross-street
blockage has created tension
with residents inconvenienced
by it. The construction planned
for the intersection of Hwy. 25
and 75 has been postponed to
spring 2016. Monticello, Big
Lake and Wright County are cooperating to establish a planning
authority to improve the corridor
between I-94 and Hwy. 10 at Big
Lake. Corridor traffic challenges
between the two main highways
include a busy railroad crossing,
bridge over the Mississippi
River and the old town and commercial areas through Monticello with several traffic lights.
The city has requested additional staffing for an Economic
Development Authority (EDA)
position specifically for downtown development, a public
works director and a building inspector. They would also like to
establish an EDA levy to operate
with more autonomy and revenue authority. All requests must
be approved by the city council.
A solar facilities developer
has purchased 400+ acres for a
solar farm west of the Bertram
Chain of Lakes. The project is
currently on hold due to planning and approval oversights.
Nevertheless, ONeil states,
The sun continues to shine on
Monticello Economic Development.
Jo Foust, Economic Development consultant, presented several
underway in Rockford. A $50K
grant was received to develop an
ice rink and warming house in

Riverside Park on the north side

of town, and a $65K grant was
received from MN DNR to construct a new picnic shelter in the
The city acquired the Rockford Mall in response to declining business occupation and has
installed a new faade since fall
2014. With ample parking available, three new businesses have
moved in and already expanded
their space in the mall: Brenner
Family Dental, Sunshine Station
childcare and preschool, and
Riverworks Thrift Store. A housing unit for seniors may also be
constructed on the east side of
the parking lot.
Along with other Wright
County cities, Rockford also experienced street construction in
2015. The northeast corner,
south and west sides of the city
were improved. The city purchased one of the corner lots
downtown and has developed a
downtown master plan to improve roadway, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting.
In conjunction with a 25-year
contract, 16 solar panels have
been installed on top of the
Rockford Mall which supply
electricity to the building, saving
the city money. Several more
panels are planned for unused
ground near the water tower.
Rockford is known as the
Heart of the Crow River and
celebrates that river heritage
with its parks, trails, festivals, a
historic house and good schools.

County Board
continued on page 11

State of Cities
continued from page 1
with the county and other agencies for workers and technology.
Reclamation projects offer potential, and Cokatos administrators expect moderate growth to
City of Buffalo
Mayor Brad Nauman proclaimed that Buffalo is Open
for Business! in spite of the
Hwy. 25 road construction
through downtown. Downtown
businesses remain open and encourage patrons to follow the
detours to reach them. That construction will finalize next
spring, but streets will re-open
over winter.
In business news, Wild
Marsh Golf Club is prospering
under the citys administration.
A new strip mall is under construction near the Hwy. 55 McDonalds which will serve as a
business incubator offering store
front space, good parking and
visibility to new businesses.
Residents will be delighted to
learn that a Caribou coffee shop
and Einstein Bros. Bagels are
also planned for that area. Buffalos fifth Mexican restaurant,
Taco Bell, will open a store next
to Cub Foods and is hiring now.
Nauman reported that plans
are underway to bring in more
businesses, and the industrial
parks have utilities capacity.
Trailblazer Transit will build a
new facility on the north end of
town, and Whirltronics (precision lawnmower blades) will expand their facility. The addition
of a new medical facility is also
planned for that area.
Building permits appear to be
leveling out in number, and residential growth has also flattened in the past year.
In the infrastructure category,
a new interchange, Settlers
Pkwy., will open with a ribboncutting ceremony this week. The
new roadway connects Hwy. 55
near Target to Hwy. 25 near
Lakeview Cemetery and Buffalo
Heights Golf Course with a traffic roundabout at the Hwy. 25
intersection. As noted, the Hwy.
25 construction downtown will
finalize next spring, and the state
will begin work on Hwy. 25
north of Hwy. 55 next year, including the installation of roundabouts to improve traffic flow.
The city installed a new main
switch to enhance the existing
fiber and wireless infrastructure
with a goal to offer residents a
choice in Internet service
providers. The wastewater treatment facility now accepts sludge
from other communities, which

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Sept. 21: Multiple Sclerosis
support group, 12-1:30 p.m.,
Buffalo United Methodist
Church. Cathy, 320-274-8408
or Mary Jo, 612-353-1460.
Sept. 22: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m.,
United Methodist Church of
Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.;
Sept. 22: Celebrate Recovery
Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello
Covenant Church; 763-2952112.
Sept. 22: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church,
2051 50th St. NE, County Rds.
25 & 113.

And thats the

way it was . . .
Michele Bachmann made a
visit to Maple Lakes die-casting
facility Maple Lake School
District fell short of government
standards The municipal
liquor store was taking shape on
Highway 55 and should be completed in the coming months
And thats the way it was five
years ago this week.
Maple Lake High School selected the 2000 Volunteer of the
Year awards Maple Lake negotiated with Quest Wireless for
a tower site near town Four
teens were injured in a two-car
crash on County Road 37
And thats the way it was fifteen
years ago this week.
Bethlehem United Church of

Wellness on Wheels

Wright County Public

Health offers cholesterol testing
in the Wellness on Wheels van.
The WOW Van schedule is
www.facebook.com/WrightCtyPublicHealth or by calling
our new phone number, 763682-7516 (toll-free 1-800-3623667 ext 7516). Please use this
number for more information or
to make an appointment.
Wellness on Wheels Services include: Adult and Child
Immunizations; Health Screening: Blood Pressure, Diabetes,
Cholesterol (by appointment),
Pregnancy, Health and Wellness; Child Car Seat Check (by
about: Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise, Nutrition, Recommendations for Routine Medical Care,
Safety - Individual, Home, Car
Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth,
Growth & Development, Reproductive Health & Family

Christ broke ground on the site

of where it was to be built St.
Timothys was holding a dinner
and bazaar for fundraising of the
school The Irish football
team destroyed St. Johns in a
34-0 win And thats the way
it was twenty-five years ago this
Russ Stuhr of Maple Lake
won a pair of tickets to the
Vikings vs. Lions game as a
guest of the South Saint Paul
Stockyards Father Barthelme
broke his hip inside his parish
home ... The Untouchables
womens bowling team was undefeated with a three-game winning streak And thats the
way it was fifty years ago this

Planning, Infectious Diseases,

Chronic Illness, Unhealthy
Lifestyle Behaviors, such as
Smoking, Drug and Alcohol
Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in Accessing Resources.
For immunizations, bring
past immunization records to
the van, if available. * Van
hours Monday through Thursday are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, Septembr 17:
Marketplace, Cokato
Tuesday, September 22:
Marketplace, Annandale
The complete WOW van
schedule is available online at:
Wright County Public
Health offers cholesterol testing
in the Wellness on Wheels
(WOW) Van. The entire test
takes about 30 minutes. 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 cholesterol and HDL. The
cost is $25.

60+ and Healthy Clinics

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 diabetes 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 un-

able 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 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, September 22: St.
Michael Ridge Apartments
Comm. Room, 698 Ridge Dr.
Tuesday, October 6: Rockford Walnut Place Apartments,
8830 Walnut Place
For the full schedule, visit:

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives

Donors of all types are encouraged to help save lives by giving
blood. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS
or visiting redcrossblood.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Wright County: Sept. 21: 12:30-6:30 p.m., CentraCare
Health, 1013 Hart Boulevard, Monticello; Sept. 28: 1-7 p.m.,
American Legion, 200 Babcock Boulevard W., Delano

September 16th Puzzle

Sept. 17: Wright Saddle

Club, club house in Maple
Lake, 7:30 p.m. New members
always welcome; Kristi, 320963-3990.
Sept. 17: AA & Al-Anon,
7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical
Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Sept. 19: AA, 7:30 p.m.,
Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.
Sept. 21: S.A.M. quilting
group, 8 a.m., St. Timothy's
Church basement.
Sept. 21: Al-Anon and
Men's 12 Step Group, 7:30
p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free
Church, 2051 50th St. NE,
County Rds. 25 & 113.

Programs & Events

Class of 1965 50th reunion is Sept. 19

The Class of 1965 is having their 50th class reunion on Sept.
19 at the American Legion Club in Maple Lake. Feel free to stop
in after 9:00 and join them to reminisce.

Buffalo Hospital Birth Center Open House

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in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in
which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already
provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier
it gets to solve the puzzle!
Answers on Page 11

55+ Driver Improvement Program

The Minnesota Highway
Safety Center will be offering
55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following
September 23rd (4Hr. Refresher Course) 12:30 to 4:30
p.m., Elk River Handke Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River
The driver improvement
course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN
Highway Safety & Research
Center certified instructor
teaches this class. By utilizing
the most up-to-date research in
the field, participants will be
provided the latest information
in regards to driver safety, new

laws, and vehicle technology.

The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the
eight-hour course is $24. For
more information or to register,
visit www.mnsafetycenter.org
or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)234-1294.
Persons age 55 and older
who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their
auto insurance premiums for
three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete the initial
eight hours of training and a
four-hour refresher class every
three years to maintain the 10%

Senior Dining Menu Sept. 21-25

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 320-9635771.
MONDAY, Sept. 21
Chicken in Cream Sauce,
Parslied Potatoes, Stewed
Tomatoes, Dinner Roll, Applesauce
TUESDAY, Sept. 22
BBQ Pork on a Bun, O'Brien

Potatoes, Broccoli-Raisin Salad,

Chocolate-Chip Cookie
Roast Beef w/Horseradish,
Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy,
Harvard Beets, Dinner Roll,
Creamy Fruit Salad
THURSDAY, Sept. 24
Chicken ala King, Baking
Powder Biscuit, Peas and Carrots, Orange Wedges, Raspberry
FRIDAY, Sept. 25
Hamburger on a Bun, Baked
Beans, Coleslaw, Peaches

Wedding Announcements
Erickson-Allbee to wed

Chelsey Erickson, daughter

of Mike and Kelly Erickson of

Buffalo, and Jacob Allbee, son

of Jim and Judy Allbee of
Howard Lake, are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Chelsey is an infant
teacher at Little Kid Kare in
Montrose and Jacob is a carpenter at J and K Builders of Long
Lake. Chelsey and Jacob will be
married on Oct. 3, 2015, in
Maple Lake and will reside in

Earlier this year, Buffalo Hospital Foundation created a memorial for Dr. Eric Lefebvre who passed away in 2014. The Baby
Blessings Wall was created to honor and remember Lefebvre, who
was a longtime OB/GYN and delivered babies at Buffalo Hospital.
Stop by on Saturday, Sept. 19, for an Open House to tour the
Buffalo Hospital Birth Center and to see the Baby Blessings Wall
in person. Doors will be open from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. and will
coincide with the 2nd Annual Birthday Party, where Buffalo Hospital celebrates all the babies born in the previous year.

American Legion Pancake Breakfast

The Maple Lake American Legion Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast, Sunday, September 20, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come join your friends, family and neighbors and support your
veterans. Cost of the breakfast is a free will offering.

Short-Call Substitute Teaching program

People who want to teach but dont have the full credentials
will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute
program. A 4-year bachelor degree is required to qualify.
Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that
it has coordinated a two-day program on Sept. 21 and 22, to prepare individuals to apply to become limited, short-call substitute
teachers. Training will cover topics such as the substitute
teachers role in the classroom and district, basics of classroom
management and instruction, basics of child development, and
communication skills.
Registration for the training can be made by contacting Deb
Thomes at Resource Training & Solutions, 137 23rd Street South,
Sartell, MN, phone 320-255-3236 or toll-free 844-335-3276, website www.resourcetraining.com.

Maple Lake Cub Scouts Open House Sept. 22

The Maple Lake Cub Scouts will be hosting an Open House
for all interested boys in grades K-5 at the Maple Lake American
Legion Club on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. FREE rocket
for every boy when they join. Contact Peter Jude at 963-5048 for
more information.

New Generation 4x4 compost made garden

Plan now for your 2016 compost made garden. Learn how at
two upcoming Community Education classes; Monday, September
21, at Buffalo (763 682 8770) and Tuesday, September 22, at Monticello (763 272 2030). We all want easy care gardens that will be
productive and weed-free for years to come. Let us help you get
started this fall, or if the weather does not permit, you will be
ready to get started next spring. Register with Community Education or give Connie a call at 320 963 3690.

St. Cloud area job fair 2015 to be held Sept. 22

Tuesday, September 22, has been set as the date for the 19th
annual St. Cloud Area Job Fair 2015. The job fair will be held at
Rivers Edge Convention Center and is scheduled to run from
12:30-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Minnesota Workforce Center/Job
Service and Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management (CMSHRM). The job fair is free to the public and offers
an excellent opportunity for numerous employers and job seekers
to meet at one location.

Nobel Shadduck Harvest Fest is Sept. 26

Pioneer Park in Annandale is hosting its annual Nobel Shadduck Harvest Fest in honor of the Parks founder on Saturday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fun for all including giant
bouncing dragon, K-9 demonstration, spelling bee, games for kids,
bake sale, white elephant sale, museum buildings open for touring.
free wagon rides all day. The Parks famous stew and corn bread
meal is available for purchase. Kids admitted free.
Pioneer Park is located on Highway 55 on the east edge of Annandale. For additional information call 320-274-8166 or check
the Park website www.pioneerpark.org

First time home buyers workshop is Sept. 26

September is national Library

Card Sign-up Month
In Central Minnesota, residents need only provide a valid
Minnesota ID with current address (or photo ID with secondary
documentation) to receive their
library card.
Studies show that children
who are read to in the home and
who use the library perform better in school and are more likely
to continue to use the library as
a source of lifetime learning.
They are more likely to grow up

as readers, and readers are more

likely to be productive members
of our society. In other words,
libraries are good for the community.
Libraries are tax supported,
so residents are able to enjoy library resources without additional charge. The process to get
a card takes only ten minutes to
complete. Get your library card
today to enjoy all of the benefits
a library card provides.

Come to the
Maple Lake Library
to get a library card today!
74 Birch Avenue S, Maple Lake

Wright County residents thinking about buying a home are invited to attend a one day informative workshop designed to help
them learn the basics of home ownership.
Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time
home buyers seminar (Home Stretch) which will cover a variety
of topics related to the home buying process. Area lenders, real
estate agents, and other housing professionals will instruct the
Home Stretch will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at Citizens State Bank, 145 Nelson Boulevard, Montrose, MN 55363. To register, call Wright County Community Action (WCCA) at (320) 963-6500, ext. 238.

5th Annual Love INCGala Fundraiser is Oct. 4

Don't miss out on the 5th Annual GALA fundraiser for Love
INC-Big Woods! It will be held on Sunday, October 4, starting at
4:30 p.m. at the Classic Hall in Annandale. The catered dinner
from the Waverly Caf will include roast beef, mashed potatoes
and a dessert cheesecake. There will be a silent auction, live auction, music, a Love INC update, and more. Contact the Love INC
Clearinghouse for tickets or more information. 763-682-2550 or

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8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3726
Pastor: Father John Meyer
Interim School Principal: Dawn
SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions;
4:30 p.m., Mass.
SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.
5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple
Ph.: 763-463-9447
Pastors: Culynn Curtis
Visitors Are Always Welcome!
SAT.: 9 a.m., Third Grade Bible
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service;
9:15 a.m., Faith Formation Hour;
10:30 a.m., Contemporary Service.
MON.: 11 a.m., Prayer Group; 1
p.m., Quilters; Newsletter Deadline.
WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday; 6:45 p.m., The112; 7 p.m.,
Choir, Confirmation.
400 County Rd. 37 NE, Maple Lake
Ph.: 320-963-3118
Interim Pastor: Michael Fritz
FRI.: 5:30 p.m., Meat Raffle.
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Fellowship; 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday School, Confirmation;
Newsletter Deadline.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Choir.
11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L.
Ph.: 763-878-2820, 320-333-8636
Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service;
11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible
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;
Pastor: Luke Baehr
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday School, Bible Study.
10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-274-8951
Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson
FRI.: 9:30 a.m., Women's Bible
SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11
a.m., Communion Services; 9:45
a.m., Sunday School; 6 p.m., Discovery Class.
MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Prayer;
6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m.,
Men's Bible Study.
TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery.
WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 5:30
p.m., Wednesday Night Supper; 6
p.m., Wednesday Night Connection.
250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan.
Ph.: 320-274-5127
Pastor: Ruth Hograbe
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.
7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3592
Pastor: Lynn Machula
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service
w/Communion; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School & Bible Study.
PO Box 1020, Annandale
Location: Hwy. 55, next to The
Ph.: 320-248-6024
www.eaglesgrove.org & Facebook
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service;
Energized Music and Quality Children's Programs Provided.
1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale
Ph.: 320-963-3284
Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz
SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship.

200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-3582
Pastor: Devin Locati
SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11
a.m., Church Service.
1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo.
Pastor: Rob Jarvis
Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org
SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service;
10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday
TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults
WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7
p.m., Confirmation Class.
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.
2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN
(corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County
Rd. 113)
Ph. 763-682-6846; www.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;
11 a.m., Sunday School for All
MON.: 7 p.m., Women's Bible
Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon.
TUES.: 7:30 p.m., Men's Small
Group, AA, GA.
WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir
1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo
Ph.: 763-682-1470
Lead Pastor: Max Frazier
THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Worship Team
Practice, Divorce Care; 6:45 p.m.,
Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m., Trusted
Friends Workshop.
SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship;
9:30 & 11 a.m., Sunday School,
Contemporary Worship; 3 p.m.,
Generations Choir Practice; 4 p.m.,
AWANA; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out (in
various homes), Senior High Worldview Class at Hershley's Home.
MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1
p.m., Victory Band Practice; 1 p.m.,
Women's Bible Study;7 p.m., A
Journey Through Paul's Life & Letters.
TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters; 1:30
p.m., S.A.L.T.; 6 p.m., Grief Share;
7 p.m., Ministry to Marriages Info
WED.: 6 p.m., Hang Time; 6:30
p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation.
THURS.: 9 a.m., Ladies' Mission
Connection, Devitt's Home; 6:30
p.m., Worship Team Practice, Divorce Care; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m., Trusted Friends

3-Day walk
continued from page 1
This years participants numbered just over half of last years
total, 550 compared with 1,000 in
2014, highlighting an unfortunate
downward trend in walk participants. But everyone was wearing
pink, to symbolize support of the
Susan G. Komen foundation and
the fight against breast cancer. All
participants and volunteers were
cheering loudly, more than making up for the lesser numbers.
The walkers first day total
mileage was 18.7 miles, the second day 22.8 miles, and the third
day was 18.5 miles. After three arduos days, walkers were celebrated at the closing ceremony and
celebration at Harriet Island in St.
Bruns was thrilled to be a part
of the event, and was fascinated to
hear the stories along the way. In
particular she was touched by the
story of two men running, quite
young, who had lost their mother
to breast cancer. They have participated in the race ever since their

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Interim Pastor: Dawson Grover;
SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship at Montrose Elementary School Gymnasium.

instructor to fly with, he said.

It wasnt long before Stejskal
was in control of an airplane with
his instructor sitting beside him,
ready to take over in an emergency. Once he earned his student
pilot certificate he was able to fly
alone without an instructor, as long
as he didnt have any passengers.
The first time I flew solo, I
was so excited for it. I was not
scared at all, I was too excited to
be flying by myself, he said.
In Stejskals opinion, flying an
airplane is easier than driving a
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traffic signs or other cars. All the

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commercially or for a living. He

hopes to one day be the person designing the airplanes or rockets.
I figure if Im going to design
planes its important to know how
to fly one. You dont want someone who has never seen a car in
their life designing a car, he said.
And flying is just a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, flying can be an
expensive hobby, especially for a
college student. In fact, he hasnt
had the chance to soar through the
clouds since he earned his license
in August.
Conveniently Auburn University owns its own airport for students who are pursuing careers in

aviation, so Stejskal can rent an

airplane when the urge to fly
comes upon him.
I cant rent a car until Im 21,
but I can rent a plane when Im
18, he said with a laugh.
Stejskal is also looking into
joining the university flying club.
The club owns a plane that the
members then share.
But what he is really looking
forward to is a visit home to Minnesota when he plans on taking his
grandmother, the one who started
it all, up into the air.
She is probably going to be
the first person I fly with, he said.


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stimulation comes from inside the

plane, not outside, he said referring to all the instruments the pilot
has to know how to read. Its different than driving a car, but not
Although the Civil Air Patrol
offers a great opportunity for future flyers, he said not many
cadets take advantage of it. In fact,
Stejskal was the only one out of
his group to get a pilots license.
In general, most would-be pilots wait until they are older to get
their license, he said. The exception is young adults joining the
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important thing she took away
from the event, and she was all
smiles answering the question.
If you would like to learn more
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Pastor: Dave Fogal
SUN.: 10:30 a.m., Worship Service.

The biggest surprise of the race

for Bruns came at the very end, as
she crossed the finish line there
was her daughter, Brianna, all the
way from Denver, waiting to congratulate her.
I did it. I did it for all those
women, Bruns answered after

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mother passed away.

Through-out the 60 miles there
were designated stops for food and
bathroom breaks, as well as
cheering stations, special spots
where people would come to hoot,
whistle and cheer for the foot-sore
runners. According to Bruns, the
cheering stations kept a lot of the
walkers going when they got tired
and the going got tough. The quieter parts of the walk seemed to
take longer without the cheering
and motivation of people around
me, said Bruns.
Also along the way were volunteers handing out cold wash
clothes, bandaids, food, water,
sunscreen, and deodorant - even
doing face painting to keep participants spirits high.
Bruns was lucky, she said, she
had lots of support from her sister
and brother-in-law and her husband, Tim, who was an especially
welcome booster, always at the
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September 16, 2015

Dorow member of Luther

cross country team

Greg Dorow, a 2013 graduate

of Maple Lake High School, is a
member of the Luther College
cross country team.
Luther is led by head coach
Steve Pasche who begins his 11th
year. During his tenure, the Norse
have made five trips to the
NCAA Division III National
Championships and have been
crowned Iowa Conference champions five times.
Luther began its season on
Saturday, Sept. 5, at the St.
Mary's University Open held in
Winona, Minn. One week later
on Saturday, Sept. 12, Luther
hosted the 44th annual All-Amer-

ican Invitational. All cross country results will be posted as soon

as possible on the Luther College
Dorow is the son of David
Dorow and Wendy Clark of
Maple Lake.
Luther cross country fans can
also stay connected with results
of every meet by joining the
Norse Sports Twitter account at
Luther College is a four-year
liberal arts college affiliated with
the Evangelical Lutheran Church
of America and is located in Decorah, Iowa. The Norse compete
in 10 men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.
As a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(IIAC) since 1922, the men have
won 161 conference championships. In 1982 the IIAC expanded
sponsorship to include women's
sports. During this time span, the
women have won 68 team titles.
Combined, Luther is the first
school in the Iowa Conference to
capture 229 league titles.

District 881 Menus

MONDAY, Sept. 21
Cinnamon-raisin oatmeal, apple
sauce, juice choice, milk
TUESDAY, Sept. 22
Cinnamon roll, fresh banana, juice
choice, milk
Waffles/syrup, mandarin oranges,
juice choice, milk
THURSDAY, Sept. 24
Egg & cheese muffinwich, mixed
fruit, juice choice, milk
FRIDAY, Sept. 25
Bagel, strawberry, cream cheese,
juice choice, milk
MONDAY, Sept. 21
Walking tacos, Spanish rice, refried
beans, diced tomatoes, lettuce,

Maple Lake

milk. Alt.: BBQ pulled-pork sandwich

TUESDAY, Sept. 22
Ham & cheese slider melts, fresh
carrots, baked fries, milk. Alt.:
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Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic
breadstick, Popeye salad, Italian
vegetables, milk. Alt.: Italian
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milk. Alt.: Mini corn dogs
FRIDAY, Sept. 25
Mandarin orange chicken, brown
rice, steamed broccoli, cucumber
slices, milk. Alt.: Sausage, egg &
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Rachels Challenge in Maple Lake


Rachel's Challenge, a national non-profit organization

dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments,
will be visiting both public elementary and high school students in Maple Lake throughout
the day on Wednesday September 23, before their presentation
in the high school auditorium at
7 p.m.
Rachel's Challenge first presented their message to Maple
Lake in the fall of 2012. Since
then, students in both buildings
have formed the Friends of
Rachel (FOR) Club. The main
goal of the club is to help create
a permanent cultural change in
the school.
For each student, membership in the club, its meaning
and its goals, take on a special
From the students, What it
means to me:
"To make change, to be a
part of something that challenges the norm, to help others."
"I learned that one person

Maple Lake School Districts Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club.

can make an impact to help others, but when joining together
many can have a much greater
"To help stop bullying and to
help others."
"To promote positivity
throughout the school and make
everyone feel like they matter."
"Anyone can make a difference if they put their mind to

"That we do have the ability
to make a change."
"Taking action made an impact on me. I was to think more
of others. It made me feel good
with being involved and helping others."
Both students and staff are
excited to have Rachel's Challenge back in Maple Lake to re-

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to make a commitment to treat
others with kindness and compassion, to look for the best in
others and to start a chain reaction of the same.
Please join Maple Lake students and staff for this event. It
promises to inspire everyone to
start a chain reaction of kindness.

Farm to School grants have increased likelihood that 6.9

million kids will eat more healthy foods at school
Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack announced the release of
a new report that shows that
USDA's Farm to School Grant
Program, established and funded
through the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act, has helped 12,300
schools improve nutritious meal
options made with local ingredients for 6.9 million students,
while expanding market opportunities for family farmers and
ranchers in their communities.
Recent studies published in
Childhood Obesity and Journal of
Nutrition Education and Behavior indicate that strong farm to
school programs can impact consumption of fruits and vegetables,
leading to reductions in plate
"Farm to School partnerships
have a proven track record of encouraging kids to eat more
healthy foods and creating new
market opportunities for the
farmers that grow them," said

Vilsack. "Congress should act

quickly to re-authorize the
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to
build on the success of farm to
school and the healthier school
meals and continue our momentum towards a healthier next generation of Americans."
Through its Farm to School
Grant Program, USDA has
awarded 221 grants in 49 States,
the District of Columbia and the
U.S. Virgin Islands over the past
three years. Fifty percent of
funded projects included expanding healthy menu options offered
in the cafeteria; 46 percent included training for food service
staff about menu planning, meal
preparation, and cooking with
local and regional foods; and 65
percent included nutrition education activities. Forty percent of
Farm to School grants were
awarded to rural schools or districts, and 38 percent of grants
were distributed in StrikeForce

states and territories to address

challenges associated with rural
Nationwide, more than 40,300
schools have Farm to School Programs that impact 23.5 million
children. According to USDA's
first-ever Farm to School Census,
released in 2014, school districts
participating in farm to school
programs purchased and served
over $385 million in local food in
school year 2011-2012, with
more than half of participating
schools planning to increase their
purchases of local food in the future. Later this fall, USDA will
release updated Farm to School
Census data.
Under the new standards, children are now eating healthier
meals at schools. Farm to School
programs are one of many tools
and resources USDA offers to
help schools successfully serve
healthier meals. For example,
USDA recently launched an ini-

tiative called Team Up for School

Nutrition Success that allows the
schools that still face challenges
to pair up and learn best practices
from schools that are already successfully serving healthier meals.
The program has provided training for more than 3,500 individuals and has been enthusiastically
received by schools and school
For the past three years, kids
have eaten healthier breakfasts,
lunches and snacks at school
thanks to the bipartisan Healthy,
Hunger-Free Kids Act, which
made the first meaningful improvements to the nutrition of
foods and beverages served in
cafeterias and sold in vending
machines at schools in 30 years.
Over 95 percent of schools report
that they are successfully meeting
the updated nutrition standards,
and a recent poll shows that more
than eight in ten Americans support the healthier school meals.

September is National Preparedness Month

Dont Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
Take action now make a
plan with your community, your
family, and for your pets. Plan
how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can
affect your community.
Now is a great time to make
an emergency communication
plan for your family. This month,
we hope that you will spend time
together with your family and
talk about how you will contact
each other and where you will
meet should disaster strike.
Visit www.ready.gov for other
information on making a plan,
building a kit, and being informed.
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is
important to think about the following situations and plan just in
case. Consider the following
questions when making a plan:
How will my family/household get emergency alerts and
How will my family/household get to safe locations for rel-

evant emergencies?
How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesnt work?
How will I let loved ones
know I am safe?
How will family/household
get to a meeting place after the
Understand how to receive
emergency alerts and warnings.
Make sure all household members are able to get alerts about an
emergency from local officials.
Check with your local emergency
management agency to see what
is available in your area, and
learn more about alerts by visiting: www.ready.gov/alerts.
plans for disasters that may affect
your area and plan where to go.
Plan together in advance so that
everyone in the household understands where to go during a different type of disaster like a
hurricane, tornado, or wildfire.
Collect information. Create
a paper copy of the contact infor-

mation for your family that includes:

Phone numbers (work, cell,
office), email, social media, medical facilities and schools.
Identify information and
pick an emergency meeting
place. Things to consider:
Decide on safe, familiar
places where your family can go
for protection or to reunite.
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and functional needs.
If you have pets or service animals, think about animalfriendly locations.
Some examples of meeting
places may be:
In your neighborhood: A mailbox at the end of the driveway, or
a neighbors house.
Outside of your neighborhood: library, community center,
place of worship, or family
friends home.
Outside of your town or city:
home of a relative or family
friend. Make sure everyone
knows the address of the meeting
place and discuss ways you
would get there.
Share information. Make sure
everyone carries a copy in his or
her backpack, purse, or wallet.
You should also post a copy in a
central location in your home,
such as your refrigerator or family bulletin board.
Practice your plan. Have regular household meetings to review your emergency plans,

Congratulations to our Future Irish Stars!

Community Education
would like to thank all of
the players and parents of the
Community Education Summer
Baseball Program for making the
program a great experience for
everyone involved.
Community Education would also like to thank
the parent volunteer coaches who volunteered
their time to coach Wee Irish T-Ball, Kinderball,
Underhand or Irish Baseball team this year.
Without their time and dedication to these
programs, these seasons would not
be possible.
T-Ball As Green Team: Front Row (L to R): Lucas Schwindel, Addie Hunt. 2nd
Row (L to R): Jackson Krauze, Ellie Ogram, Kora Hiltner, Alex Krauze. 3rd
Row (L to R): Ethan Helmbrecht, Payton Schwindel, Mason Dalbec, Gavon
Holland. Back Row (L to R): Coach Vic Krauze. Not Pictured: Chase Gunderson.

Thank you,
Community Education

T-Ball Twins Blue Team: Front Row (L to R): Rowan Kunz, Daniel Carriveau,
Connor Olson. Back Row (L to R): Aubrey Jude, Kendall Hantala, Grant Cain,
Coach Ashley Cain. Not Pictured: Oliver Hawkinson, Clark Hawkinson, Lauren

T-Ball Giants Orange Team: Front Row (L to R): Benjamin Griffith, Devon
Hiltner. Middle Row (L to R): Lucy Nelson, Taylor Lee, Brooklyn Fobbe,
Claire Lee. Back Row (L to R): Andrew Wurm, Tucker Sigler, Trent Lipinski,
Kaidan Barker, Coach Lenny Wurm.

T-Ball Yellow Team: Front Row (L to R): Liam See, Christian Mcfarlane,
Sofia Patton. Middle Row (L to R): Mason Fobbe, Akley Christenson,
Marshall Hall, Kallen Starry. Back Row (L to R): Coach Liz Moeller, Payton
Moeller, Clayton Mavencamp, Colton Mavencamp, Coach William Patton.

Coach Pitch As Green Team: Front Row (L to R): Brogan Manthie, Abigail
Gindele. Middle Row (L to R): Katelyn Hagen, Gavin Manthie, Levi Smail,
Landon Marsicek. Back Row (L to R): Coach Mack Jerome, Benjamin Nelson,
Olivia Jerome, Mackenzie Preisinger, Madeline Dehmer, Coach BJ Marsicek.
Not Pictured: Bradley Browne, Isaiah Hayes.

Coach Pitch Twins Blue Team: Front Row (L to R): Allie Walhowe,
Madilynn Norgren. Middle Row (L to R): Carter Ertel, Taylor Walhowe,
Charlie Walhowe, Owen Young. Back Row (L to R): Coach Trina Ness,
Dalten Kuperus, Mathew Ness, Allie Ertel, Noah Elsenpeter, Audrey
Elsenpeter, Coach Michael Ness. Not Pictured: TJ Fuller.

Coach Pitch Giants Orange Team: Front Row (L to R): Aaden Pollio, Ethan
Paumen. Middle Row (L to R): Wyatt Breimon, Landon Holland, Sydney
Breimon, Ryley Korbel, Nora Goelz. Back Row (L to R): Coach Carrie
Parchem, Kalli Hennen, Aiden Parchem, Coach Karl Parchem, Emma
Mauldin, Kylie Mauldin, Coach Jesse Korbel.

Coach Pitch Pirates Yellow Team: Front Row (L to R): Brock Blizil,
Cayden Courtright, Madeline Lind. Middle Row (L to R): Landon Salmela,
Hayden Pagel, Carter Courtright, Henry Pagel, Brayden Blizil. Back Row (L
to R): Coach Jennifer Jude, Kody Uecker, Piper Stodola, Coach Ross Stodola,
Alyssa Jude, Brayden Fobbe, Coach Liz Lind.

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H&H Archery
Advanced Disposal
Home Appliance Service
Albion Ridges Golf Course
Howards Plumbing
American Legion Post #131
Irish Blessings Coffeehouse
American Mini Storage
J&J Athletics
Bernatellos Pizza
Kramer Sales & Services
Blizils Repair
Lake Central
Cedar Lake Engineering
Insurance Services
Certified Wood Products
Lanttos Store
Community Education
Latour Construction
of Annandale & Maple Lake
Loch Jewelers
Country Chevrolet
M&M Bus Service
Delmont Lieske, D.V.M.
Maple Lake Lions Club
Dingmann Funeral Care
Maple Lake Lumber
Edina Realty, Rick Thomas
Maple Lake Messenger
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Maple Lake Wine & Spirits

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Oak Realty
Pace Industries,
Product Tech Division
Pagel Law Office
Robs Custom
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Rogers BP Amoco
Schlenner Wenner & Co.
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September 16, 2015

Irish fall to defending state champions

#40 Damien Kaley and #23 Michael Latour take down a

Holdingford player.

Irish Cheerleaders and team celebrate Parents night on Friday, September 11.
by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

#40 Damien Kaley stiff arms his way past a Holdingford


The Irish football team suffered a 15-6 loss to defending

state champion Holdingford,
Friday, Sept. 11, on Parents
Night in Maple Lake.
Irish senior Damian Kaley
had the sole touchdown for the
home team. It came in the second quarter, an answer to the
Huskers opening touchdown
in the first.
Kaley ran one yard for the
six points and that is how the
Irishs scoring remained when
the after-point kick failed.
They are plenty tough,
Maple Lake Head Coach Tim
Knutsen said of the Holding-

ford team.
A division rival, the Huskers
kept the the Irish on their toes,
but the Maple Lake team kept
on fighting until the end, Knutsen said.
Holdingfords Alex Knapp
started the scoring with a fiveyard touchdown run in the first
quarter. The kick that followed
was good, giving the visitors a
seven-point lead.
Kaleys touchdown put the
Irish within reach in the second
quarter. After a scoreless third
quarter, Holdingfords Nolan
Prokett widened the gap in the
fourth quarter by returning an
interception 92 yards for a

We need to coach our

young inexperienced players
better, Knutsen said after the
game. We need to play with
our pad level down and play
The Irish play next on Friday, Sept. 18, at Maple Lake
against Melrose Area. The
game begins at 7 p.m.
Individual statistics:
Rushing: Austin Becker 45
yards, 11 carries; Kaley 89
yards-14 carries, 1 TD; Nate
Maas 41 yards, 9 carries.
Passing: Mass 113 yards, 7
of 22, 2 interceptions.
Receiving: Chase Olson 97
yards, 5 catches; Dawson

(Photos by Ashley Becker)

McAlpine 2 yards, 1 catch;

Kaley 14 yards, 1 catch.
Team Totals:
Rushing: 179 yards, 34 carries, 1 TD
Total yards: 292 on 56 plays

Mid State
Sub 1
Football Standings
Maple Lake



Irish volleyball team remains undefeated

by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Irish volleyball team remains undefeated after two more

wins at home last week.
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Maple
Lake hosted St. Cloud Cathedral
and won in three games.
After dominating the first
game 25-14, Maple Lake went
on to secure a 25-14 second
game win and a 28-26 third
game win to take the match.
Sophomore Amber Klug had

five kills and 26 set assists Tuesday evening; sophomore Linsey

Rachel had 13 kills and 16 digs;
and sophomore Brynn Paumen
had six kills.
Cathedral was led by Morgan
Prom with 22 set assists and
McKenna Wensman who had 16
digs for her team.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the
Irish hosted Holdingford, a Central Minnesota Conference rival,
and won 3-1.

The wins boosted their overall record to 7-0.

This week, the Irish will host
Sartell-St. Stephen on Tuesday,
Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Two days
later on Thursday, Sept. 17,
Maple Lake will host CMC rival
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7:15
p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 19,
they go to Farmington for an invitational.
The Irish will kick off the following week, on Tuesday, Sept.

22, with a 7 p.m. game against

rival Annandale, at Annandale.
Central MN
Volleyball Standings
Maple Lake



Brynn Paumen and Amber Klug return a blocked ball

against St. Cloud Cathedral.

Amber Klug and Brooklyn Toedter reach for a block

against Holdingford.

Maple Lake Irish celebrate at the Holdingford game.

Mollie Scheiber spikes the ball at her opponent during the

St. Cloud Cathedral game.

Maple Lakes libero, Morgan Scheiber, hits a return during

the St. Cloud Cathedral game.
(Photos by Chad Pingel)



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September 16, 2015

Irish runners are first and third

by Brenda Erdahl
Sports Writer

The Maple Lake cross country teams finished strong in

Holdingford last week, earning
first- and third-place team finishes at the nine-team meet.
The girls varsity team edged
Central Minnesota Conference
rival Holdingford for the second time in a row to win the invitational with 59 points
Thursday, September 10, at
earned 64 points for runner-up
on its home course.
Senior Sommer Carlson led
the Irish with her third-place
finish, running the three-mile
course in 20:17.81.
Halle Geyen followed
closely in 21:22.98 for a sixthplace finish and Grace Heying
was the third runner for the
Maple Lake team by coming in
10th with a time of 22:04.40.
Not far behind the top three
Irish finishers were Margaret
Graham and newcomer to the
sport, Bionca Peterson. Graham
finished 21st with a time of
23:09.79 and Peterson finished
23ed with a time of 23:10.32
Margaret is running so
much better this year, Coach
Ben Youngs said, and Bionca
is such a surprise as a first-year

Peterson, who is only a ninth

grader, surprised everyone by
running a varsity-qualifying
time her first time out for the
sport and continues to impress.
Also running well for the
Irish was Jordan Sifferle,
Youngs said.
Sifferle finished 27th out of
45 runners with a time of
She said she felt good,
Youngs said.
The girls performances
earned the Irish cross country
program state-wide recognition
for the first time ever by making
the polls as the No. 10th-ranked
team in state in Class A. On
Thursday, the Irish beat out
schools such as Sauk Centre,
Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta,
West Central-Evansville, Albany and Royalton.
On the boys side, Maple
Lake finished third behind the
Class A-ranked West Central
Area in first place, but the real
disappointment was their loss to
Holdingford, a rival for the
CMC title that they had beaten
just a week earlier.
That is a sign that we have
our work cut out for us if we
want to win a conference title,
Youngs said.
The top three Irish runners
retained their order from the

The Catch
by Jeff Plattner
College Football Roundup
As the old adage goes
thats why they play the games.
Over the past three seasons, the
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
of the Ohio Valley Conference
had faced three ranked teams.
The results of those contests?
No contest, as the Gamecocks
were dominated by a total score
of 117-31. So, when they traveled to Auburn, Alabama this
past Saturday to face the No. 6ranked Auburn Tigers, one
would have been wise to expect
much of the same, a drubbing at
the hands of the Tigers. Thats
why they play the games!
SEC Showdowns
Perhaps they were looking
ahead to their match-up in
Death Valley versus the No. 13
LSU Tigers. And in doing so,
the Auburn Tigers were nearly
burned on Saturday, narrowly
surviving a scare from FCS opponent Jacksonville State. A

last-minute Auburn TD drive

forced OT and the Tigers hung
on for a dramatic 27-20 victory.
With their rank dropping from
No. 6 to No. 18, Auburn will
look to get back on track
against Leonard Fournette and
LSU. A loss to the Tigers and
just three weeks into the season,
Auburns college football playoff hopes could be dashed.
The two most impressive
teams in the SEC West have
been No. 15 Ole Miss, who has
scored 149 points in two games,
and No. 2 Alabama, who
knocked off Wisconsin in week
one, before flipping on cruise
control against Middle Tennessee, this past weekend. They
square off in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday. Again, with
major playoff implications on
the line, Ole Miss will take their
high-powered, balanced attack
against the Crimson Tide, who
will call on their bell-cow RB,
Derrick Henry, who already has

Michael Miller and Ben Smail running on the boys varsity

team in Holdingford.

Peyton Tongen running on the junior high team in Holdingford.

(Photos by Tammy Deringer)

previous meet starting with

Devin Deringer who finished
fifth with a time of 17:40.85;
Ross Hickey who finished 10th
with a time of 18:17.49; and
Simon Willard who finished
15th with a time of 18:46.31.
Underclassmen Mike Miller
and Ben Smail rounded out the

sar was right beside him finishing 35th with a time of

Up next for the Irish is a
small invitational in Delano on
Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.
before things get heated again
with two meets Youngs called
huge, the following week in

Pierz on Monday, Sept. 21, and

Milaca on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The meet in Milaca is dubbed
the Mega Meet, because of its

No. 8 Notre Dame awaits.

mism flew out the window on

Saturday when QB Malik Zaire
fractured his ankle, also going
down for the season. QB
DeShone Kizer stepped in with
a huge, game-winning TD pass
to, who else but Will Fuller,
versus Virginia, to save the season for now. However, the
sophomore Kizer will be forced
to learn and grow exponentially,
as over the next five weeks he
will face No. 14 Georgia Tech,
No. 11 Clemson, and No. 6
USC. If Kizer grows, the Irish
could stay in the hunt, but if he
falters, the season could go
south in a hurry for the Irish.

scoring for the team, placing

26th and 27th, respectively,
with times of 19:38.70 and
Daryn Strub ran his firstever varsity race, Thursday, finishing 34th with a time of
20:11.50, which Youngs called
impressive, and Tanner Vas-

6 TDs on the young season.

Big Ten A Big Two in the
Big Ten?
After two weeks, Ohio State
looks virtually unbeatable and it
will be shocking if the Buckeyes arent undefeated when
they host the Michigan State
Spartans on November 21st.
More interesting is the fact that
the Spartans looked great in
knocking off then No. 7 Oregon
on Saturday night. They passed
their early season test and now,
after coming close last year,
Michigan State should be considered serious playoff contenders. If the Spartans cruise
into the Ohio State match-up
just as the Buckeyes are expected to, the loser of that contest could conceivably still
figure into the playoff equation,
especially if that loser is Ohio
State. Things would surely have
to fall perfectly into place, but
if theres a conference in the
country that could justify two
spots in the college football
playoff, it just may be the Big
Ten and not the SEC. We all
know Ohio State is that good,
but the Spartans are, too.

Pac-12 hopes rest on

Its been a rough start for the
Pac-12. With Stanfords loss to
Northwestern, Arizona States
loss to Texas A&M, and Oregons loss to Michigan State,
three of the top teams in the
conference already have a
blemish on their resume. Left
standing, however, with a legit
shot at the playoffs is No. 6
USC, No. 10 UCLA and No. 20
Arizona. However, if Arizonas
All-American LB Scooby
Wright is unable to return from
injury for the September 26th
tilt with UCLA, its not likely
the Wildcats will have enough
to slow down the Bruins, who
must first get by No. 19 BYU
this weekend. And then theres
USC, who has cruised past two
lesser opponents, but has a
tricky rivalry match-up with
Stanford this weekend. The
Trojans and Cody Kessler
should get by the Cardinals and
despite a test at Arizona State
the following week, you can bet
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Lake Irish activities
Thursday, Sept. 17
4:00pm Cross Country: Varsity Invitational Delano @ Delano High
School; 4:00pm Football: 7th
Grade Game vs. Kimball Area @
Maple Lake High School; 4:00pm
Football: 8th Grade Game vs. Kimball Area @ Maple Lake High
School; 4:00pm Volleyball: 8th
Grade Game Kimball Area @ Kimball Area High School; 4:00pm Volleyball: 7th Grade Game Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School;
5:45pm Volleyball: JV Match vs.
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa @ Maple
Lake High School; 5:45pm Volleyball: C Match vs. BelgradeBrooten-Elrosa @ Maple Lake
Middle School Gym; 7:15pm Volleyball: Varsity Match vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa @ Maple
Lake High School
Friday, Sept. 18
7:00pm Football: Varsity Game vs.
Melrose @ Maple Lake High
Saturday, Sept. 19
TBD Volleyball: Varsity Tournament Farmington @ Farmington
High School Varsity only Time TBD
Monday, Sept. 21
4:00pm Volleyball: 7th Grade
Game vs. Dassel-Cokato @ Maple
Lake HS Activity Center; 4:00pm
Volleyball: 8th Grade Game vs.
Dassel-Cokato @ Maple Lake HS

Activity Center; 4:15pm Cross

Country: Varsity Invitational Pierz
Healy @ Pierz Golf Course;
4:30pm Football: JV Game Melrose @ Melrose High School;
4:30pm Football: C Game (Cancelled) Melrose @ Melrose High
Tuesday, Sept. 22
4:00pm Football: 7th Grade Game
vs. Kennedy Junior @ Maple Lake
High School 7th Grade Game
Only; 5:30pm Volleyball: JV Game
Annandale Schools @ Annandale
High School; 5:30pm Volleyball: C
Game Annandale Schools @ Annandale High School; 7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Game Annandale
Schools @ Annandale High
Thursday, Sept. 24
4:15pm Football: 7th Grade Game
Eden Valley-Watkins @ Eden Valley Elementary; 4:15pm Football:
8th Grade Game Eden ValleyWatkins @ Eden Valley Elementary; 4:15pm Volleyball: 7th Grade
Game vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @
Maple Lake HS Activity Center;
4:15pm Volleyball: 8th Grade
Game vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @
Maple Lake HS Activity Center;
5:45pm Volleyball: JV Match Kimball Area @ Kimball Area High
School; 5:45pm Volleyball: C
Match Kimball Area @ Kimball
Area High School; 5:45pm Volleyball:Girls C Match Kimball Area
@ Kimball Area High School North Gym; 5:45pm
Volleyball:Girls JV Match Kimball
Area @ Kimball Area High School
- Wirth Gym; 7:00pm Volleyball:
Varsity Match Kimball Area @
Kimball Area High School; 7:15pm
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Maple Lake Messenger Page 10

September 16, 2015

Public Notices
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Board Members Present: Arnie
Michalicek, Joe Paumen, Shelley
McAlpine and Richard Thomas
Board Members Not Present:
Shelly Liljequist, Ben Elsenpeter,
Joe Mavencamp
Others Present:
Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, David Hansen,
Michelle Wang, John Donohue,
Tanya Malwitz, Maureen Donohue
and Katie Friedman
1. Call meeting to order at 7:01
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. District #881 is Proud of
A. Alicia Stoll and Rachel Dale
for being selected as our Educational Support Staff Recognition
B. Classes of 1970 and 1975 for
$734 in donations and additional
school supplies for kids in need
4. Recognition of visitors: Tiffany
5. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Approve the Agenda for the regular
school board meeting held on Monday, September 14, 2015 with the
addition of item 9C, approving $734
donation from classes of 1970 and
1975 and removing item 14. Motion
carries 4-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Approve the Consent Agenda for the
regular school board meeting held
on Monday, September 14, 2015.
Motion carries 4-0.
7. Open Forum: None
8. Unfinished Business
A. The opening day enrollment is
at 868.
B. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Motion to approve a Resolution Appointing Election Judges for the
November 3, 2015 School District
Special Election. Roll call vote:
McAlpine-yes, Thomas-yes. Motion
carries 4-0.
C. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Motion to approve the 2015 (payable
2016) tax levy for the maximum levy.
Motion carries 4-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Motion to approve an anonymous donation of $500 to the Backpack
Buddies program. Motion carries 40.
B. Begin superintendent evaluation. The evaluation form will be distributed to the board members to be
completed and sent to Joe Paumen,
who will tally results prior to the before November board meeting.
C. M/S
Paumen/Thomas Motion to accept a $734 donation
from the classes of 1970 and 1975
to be used to provide school supplies for students in need. Motion
carries 4-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team Thomas reported that the year plan

was reviewed, had discussion on

goals, curriculum cycle, late start
calendar, mentor/mentee budget, future meeting times and quarterly Q
Comp meetings. The committee recognized the high school for meeting
their Q Comp goal.
B. Meeker and Wright Special
Education Cooperative - Thomas
toured the new MAWSECO facility
which is two weeks behind schedule
due to asbestos abatement.
League The next meeting October
D. Schools for Equity in Education The next meeting September
E. Wright Technical Center Michalicek toured the facility and all
looks to be in good shape for 201516. Enrollment looks good.
F. Elementary School - Harlan reported a busy start to the year. MLE
has 66 Kindergarteners and 24 students who are new to the district.
Four temporary kindergarten instructional assistants, paid for by a Mental Health grant, have been added
for five weeks to assist in acclimating students to school. PIE is offering supply bundles that parents can
purchase to be delivered to their student. On September 29 from 6:15
p.m.-7:45 p.m. will be the first ever
Game night. Educational games are
brought in and PIE gets 50% of profits. Frayed rugs in the school were
repaired by Robs Upholstery.
NWEA testing starts next week. Students are using color coded sticks to
make their menu choice for lunches
this year. So far students have been
very positive about the lunch program. 18 backpacks were delivered
so far this year for the Backpack
Buddies program.
G. High School - Hansen reported that the year is off to a
smooth start. Save the date: September 23 will be filled with
Rachaels Challenge presentations
during the day and a Community
Presentation will be held here at
7:00 p.m. October 9 is Homecoming
and there will be a hot dog cookout
from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. with meals
costing $7.
There will be new regulations in
place by 2017 that will require teachers teaching classes for college
credits to have a Masters Degree in
the subject being taught. NWEA for
7th and 8th graders will start September 16th and 18th in reading and
math. Last year seniors averaged
23.3 on ACT scores, which exceeds
the state average. This is also the
tenth year in a row that MN has
topped the nation in ACT scores.
Students have had positive comments about the new school lunch
program. Hansen will send his first
informational email to parents this
11. Committee Reports
A. Licensed Staff Committee The District has a tentative agreement with teachers union.
12. Set Meeting Dates
13. Other Business

CONSENT AGENDA (September 14, 2015)

A. (ACTION) Approve payment of bills presented September 14, 2015
in the amount of $128,566.41 and hand written checks for August in
the amount of $30,968.92.

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B. (ACTION) Financial ReportCash Balance

Balance, August 1, 2015
Receipts for August
$ 1,192,309.84
Transfer from PMA
Transfer to PMA
$ (1,101,370.66)
Total Receipts
August Vouchers
Bills Approved 8/10/2015 Dist. $103,401.14
Hand Written Checks Dist./
Wires from PMA
$ 28,525.55
$ 2,443.37
Debit Card Purchase
Bank, ACH, Efunds Charges $
Payroll Contributions
August Payroll
Disbursements for August
$ 700,413.49
Star Bank Balance, August 31, 2015
$ 161,118.63
Plus investments (see attached sheet)
$ 4,120,196.57
BALANCE DIST: August 31, 2015
$ 4,281,315.20
BALANCE OPEB FD: August 31, 2015
$ 1,090,743.30
C. (ACTION) Motion to approve Rachel Lawler as a volunteer Jr. High
volleyball coach
D. (ACTION) Motion to approve an intermittent FMLA leave for Louie
E. (ACTION) Motion to approve an intermittent unpaid medical leave
of absence for Heidi Kelm
F. (ACTION) Motion to revise Jordan Mathiasen's hiring as a special
education teacher to BA, Step 2
G. (ACTION) Motion to approve increase Heather Wirth's contract as
an ECFE teacher to 0.43 FTE
H. (ACTION) Motion to approve Nancy Kopff as a third grade teacher
at BA, Step 4
I. (ACTION) Motion to approve an increase in Leanna Rivers' contract as paraprofessional from 6 hours per day to 7 hours per day at
Lane II, Step A
J. (ACTION) Motion to approve adjusting Katie McLeod's contract as
paraprofessional from 3.5 hours per day to 5.5 hours per day at Lane
II, Step A
K. (ACTION) Motion to approve adjusting Tanya Purcell's contract as
paraprofessional from 5.63 hours per day to 5.5 hours per day at
Lane II, Step A
L. (ACTION) Motion to approve adjusting Margo Brown's contract as
paraprofessional from 17.5 hours per week to 7.5 hours per week at
Lane II, Step C
M. (ACTION) Motion to approve a FMLA leave for Dale Plaggerman
for approximately 6 weeks beginning on September 11, 2015
N. (ACTION) Motion to approve hiring Dawn Hanson as a paraprofessional for 6 hours per day at Lane II, Step G
O. (ACTION) Motion to approve an increase in Beth Haglin's contract
as .25 FTE Technology Integrationist and .10 FTE ADSIS, for a total of
.35 FTE for 2015 -16
P. (ACTION) Motion to approve temporary positions as kindergarten
aides from September 14 through October 13, 2015 for the following
people: Lori Lee, Ashley Schwindel, and a shared position by Patti
Nygaard and Amanda Walhowe. This will be paid through a grant.

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A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. MAWSECO Board Meeting at
7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September
22, 2015 in Howard Lake
2. Schools for Equity in Education meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday,
September 25, 2015 in Minneapolis
3. Wright Tech Center Board
Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 6, 2015 in Buffalo
4. District Leadership Team
Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday,
October 20, 2015 in the Board Room
5. Regular School Board Meeting
in October at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 13, 2015 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Financial Audit Monday, September 21 through Wednesday,
September 23, 2015
2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 7, 2015
14. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:36
p.m. Motion carries 4-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
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the Third Degree to a stay of imposition for five years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days
jail, pay $200 fine plus surcharges,
pay $75 public defender copayment, have no use or possession of
alcohol or non-prescription drugs,
submit to random testing, pay
restitution, provide DNA sample,
have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,
undergo a chemical dependency
assessment and follow all recommendation, undergo an anger management assessment and follow all
recommendations, have no contact
with victim, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by
Judge Strand.
Rasmusson, Rory Shane, age
31, of Monticello, sentenced on
09/08/15 for Felony Controlled
Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to a stay of execution for five
years on conditions of probation,
serve 180 days jail, pay $50 fine
plus surcharges, provide DNA
sample, have no use or possession
of alcohol or non-prescription
drugs, submit to random testing,
have no use or possession of
firearms or dangerous weapons,

obtain permission before leaving

the state, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all
recommendations, pay restitution,
complete cognitive skill training,
do not register to vote or vote until
discharged from probation, have
no same or similar violations. Sentenced for Probation Violations for
Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer to
180 days jail, concurrent. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.
Roley, Chelsea Elizabeth, age
25, of Monticello, sentenced on
09/09/15 for Misdemeanor Fourth
Degree DWI to 90 days jail,
$1,000 fine; 83 days, $1,000
stayed for one year on conditions
of probation, serve 7 days jail,
complete a Level I driving program and follow all recommendations, attend Awareness Panel for
Impaired Drivers, have no use or
possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random
testing, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all
recommendations, have no same
or similar violations. Sentenced
by Judge Halsey.
Sorenson, Christian Arthur, age
36, of Clearwater, sentenced on

09/03/15 for Probation Violations

for Domestic Assault by Strangulation to 15 days jail. Sentenced
by Judge Strand.
Witry, Zachary James, age 24,
of Buffalo, sentenced on 08/27/15
for Felony Solicit Child or Believe
to be a Child Through Electronic
Communication to Engage in Sexual Conduct to a stay of execution
for three years on conditions of
probation, serve 245 days jail, pay
$100 fine plus surcharges, provide
DNA sample, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous
weapons, obtain permission before
leaving the state, complete a sex
offender treatment program and
follow all recommendations, undergo therapy, have no use or possession of pornography, have no
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under the age of 18 years, have no
contact with victim or victims
family or victims residence, pay
restitution, submit to a polygraph,
have no use or access to the internet unless approved by probation
agent, remain medically compliant, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Mottl.

the simplest and fairest way to administer the program is based on

population. There may be some
funding inequities, but its a formula he doesnt have a problem
I think the other boards have
spoken by their silence that theyre
happy with the funding formula
and Im happy with the funding
formula, Hagerty said. I dont
think my board is happy with me
that Im happy with the funding
formula. Im selling public safety
services. I need this lab. We would
be taking a huge step backward in
Wright County public safety by
dismissing our participation in this
lab. Its not cheap, but its phenomenal. We solve crimes we wouldnt
solve, if not for the crime lab.
Hagerty stressed that the
county invested in establishing the
lab eight years ago to improve the
quality and quantity of forensics
evidence collected, an investment
that is finally bearing fruit with the
lab receiving DNA certification
last year. He feels it would be
shortsighted to pull out of the lab
now that it has the ability to be as
valuable as it has ever been for his
office and the residents of Wright
What are we going to do?

Hagerty said. Pick up our marbles

and walk? I dont think any of the
five members of our (county)
board wants to do that. I really
dont, and they would have made
that motion at last Tuesdays meeting. I wouldnt want to be the commissioner that votes against the
crime lab. I get it. I understand
where theyre at, but the only people talking about this is the county
board. Not one person has come to
me and said the lab costs too much
money. Nobody. The only discussion Im hearing on the funding
formula on the lab is through our
five county commissioners. That is
For the third time, the matter of
whether the county will give notice of its intent to leave the laboratory has been pushed back.
When it comes back Oct. 6, it may
well come to a vote for the county
board to move one way or the
other on it and Daleiden may well
hold the deciding vote. Asked if
his decision may not be made until
a motion is actually called, he confirmed that could be the case.
Yeah, thats a real possibility,
Daleiden said. Im trying to
gather as much information as I
can and, hopefully, it wont come
down to that.

County Board
continued from page 3
two county boards buckling.
For his part, Hagerty said the
final decision as to who pays what
at the facility isnt up to the sheriffs
or the county attorneys. Budgeting
matters are the responsibility of the
county boards and he doesnt view
it as his role to try to broker the
The (three county) boards can
meet and come up with something
else if they can, but the funding
thing is theirs, Hagerty said. For
them to put that on me, I render
unto Caesar what is Caesars. The
funding thing is the county boards
issue. I will certainly reach out to
my partners again. Weve been
talking about this for years. All it
does is lead to sleepless nights for
me, worried that Im going to lose
a service in our lab that is going to
jeopardize public safety in Wright
County. Im elected to keep the bar
high and thats what I intend to do.
I have faith in my county board. I
think theyre going to do the right
thing, but well see what happens
in October.
Hagerty feels that the board
needs to take into account that the
matter was revisited earlier this
year and the decision of the other
two counties is that, for the current
contract that runs through 2018,

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Patios Sidewalks Steps
Concrete Stamping Floors
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Master Plumber license: Marv 058229-PM Buck 063048-PM

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High Efficiency Boilers

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Water Conditioning & Drinking Water Systems


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Residential & Commercial

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Daily Dinner Specials

MONDAY: Twin Pork Chop Dinner, Choice of Potato: $10

TUESDAY: Salad of the Week
WEDNESDAY: NY Steak, Choice of Potato, Soup or Salad, Breadstick: $12

THURSDAY: Mexican Night, 2 for 1 Margaritas & Mexican Beer

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2 for 1 Drinks
During All Vikings Games!
Watch the game on any of our 14 TVs
including our BIG 80 screen!

Homemade Soups Daily!

Thurs., Sept. 17th - Auxiliary Meeting: 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 18th - Live Music with Down the
Road Band: 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19th - Class of 1965
50th High School Reunion
Sunday, Sept. 20th - Legion Post #131 Pancake
Breakfast 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Free Will Donation
Wed., Sept. 23rd - Veteran Info. Mtg: 10:30 a.m.
Maple Lake Wine & Spirits
Wine Club Meeting at 7 p.m.

Join us for the Vikings Games!

2 for 1s
Potluck at Half-Time
Drawings for Prizes
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on what lake
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12 regular & 2 jackpot games

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