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A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Volume 98; Number 43
By Rin Porter
Jackie Och, Todd Countys
new Health and Human Services
(HHS) Director, attended her
first county board meeting on
April 22, accompanied by
Interim HHS Director Emily
Steinert. She was introduced to
the board by Steinert.
Och began her county service
on April 21, after resigning from
her previous position in Little Falls where she served as the Clinical
Services Manager at Unity Family Healthcare, Family Medical
Center in Little Falls, a position she has held for more than six
Och is a registered nurse and holds a masters degree in business
administration from the Minnesota School of Business. She has
served in several management positions in the health care field.
Och will manage the Human Services and Public Health
Departments at Todd County. She will be paid a salary of $86,000
Board Chair Gary Kneisl thanked Steinert for her nearly four
months of service as Interim HHS Director.
Steinert introduced three more new county employees, all filling
vacant positions due to retirements and resignations. Lisa
Grossinger and Molly Burke are new Child Protection Services
workers. Kesha Weiss is a new Adult Mental Health worker.
Another resignation took place recently. Beth Shell resigned as
Child Support Enforcement manager. The work of Shells position
involves collecting back child support owed by parents. Lisa Chapin
presented a proposal to the board that would partner with Morrison
County to provide Child Support Enforcement program supervision.
Instead of hiring a full-time worker to replace Shell, the countys
Personnel Committee approved a proposal for Morrison County
Social Services to provide up to 12 hours per week in program super-
vision to Todd County Social Services.
Commissioners Randy Neumann and Rod Erickson immediately
spoke in opposition to the proposal, suggesting instead that someone
be hired part-time to replace Shell, or that some current employee
take on another 12 hours of work per week in addition to his or her
existing 40-hour per week job.
They said, Why do we want another county to be supervising our
Steinert and Chapin explained that finding a qualified person to
do this work part-time would be difficult if not impossible, and that
piling the 12 hours of additional work on a current full-time employ-
ee would raise immediate red flags with the AFSCME union because
of work rules. Chapin emphasized that Morrison County would not
be providing supervision of workers, but only of program procedures
and Child Support Enforcement rules.
Commissioner Dave Kircher then explained the rationale of the
Personnel Committee, on which he sits. He said the Morrison
County supervision proposal would save Todd County a lot of money,
and also serve as a trial of the sharing concept.
Kircher reminded board members that Morrison and Todd
Counties already cooperate in the area of sharing a Public Health
food inspection worker, and work together with Wadena County on
the Tri-County Health Board.
Neumann opposed the idea because, he said, it would affect
Assistant County Attorney Mike Schneider, who works closely with
Child Support Enforcement. Chapin replied she had already met
with Schneider, and he felt comfortable with the proposal.
A vote was taken on the proposal, and it was approved 3 votes to
1, with Neumann opposing. The
trial period will last until Dec. 31,
Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger
in Browerville and Long Prairie
Brichacek and Couchey
earn trip to Nationals
Dans Prize, the local sub-
sidiary owned by Hormel Foods
Corporation (NYSE:HRL),
announced that it will donate a
total of $20,000 to local organi-
zations to fight hunger in the
community. This donation is
part of the Hormel Foods Plant
Community Donations Program,
which gives employees the
opportunity to assist local
hunger relief organizations and
strengthen the communities
where they live and work.
The donations will go to the
Browerville Area Food Shelf, the
Long Prairie Emergency Food
Pantry and the Eagle Bend
Senior Citizens Center Inc.
(Meals on Wheels).
We are thrilled to support
these organizations and con-
tribute to their efforts to feed the
families in need in our area,
said Mark E. Morey, president
and chief executive officer at
Dans Prize. Our employees
and the company are excited to
continue fighting hunger in our
For the fourth consecutive
year, Hormel Foods is giving
funds to U.S. manufacturing
facilities to share with nonprof-
its in their respective communi-
ties to fight hunger. In 2013,
Hormel Foods donated more
than $220,000 to local hunger
relief organizations in more than
20 U.S. communities where it
has manufacturing facilities. In
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Regions - did that! State - we dominated! Nationals - they
only hope to contain us! BPA members Andy Brichacek and
Grace Couchey.
photo by Brandon Host
Jackie Och
joins county
Jackie Och.
Back row L-R Vern Noland, Doug Kloth, Josh Spieker, Paullie Buechner.
Front row L-R Pat Uhlenkamp, Brittany Anderson, Florence Rickbeil, Kathy Kuhnke, Lou
By Advisor Dan Custer
BPA or Business Professionals
of America is one of Browerville
High Schools academic clubs
activities and has been very suc-
cessful this year.
To start the BPA competitions,
sixteen students from our BPA
chapter went to Region competi-
tion in January and were success-
ful with a number of top 100 fin-
ishes. Among the top students,
Grace Couchey and Andy
Brichacek took first and second
place in payroll accounting, which
started a friendly rivalry between
the two Although Andy has taken
an accounting class and Grace has
not, Grace powered her way to the
top by placing first over top gun,
With those two amazing per-
formances, the stage was set for
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Jennifer Etter and Benjamin
Schwartz, Menahga, girl, Abigail
Lynn, 7 lb. 3 oz., April 11, 2014
Brandi Rian and Sam Kemp,
Champlin, boy, Josiah Levi, 8 lb. 11
oz., April 14, 2014
Katie Geyer and Carl Sanders,
Merrifield, girl, Janijah Lee, 8 lb. 3
oz, April 15, 2014
Maria and Noah Wolfe,
Brainerd, boy, Ethan Joseph, 9 lb.
3 oz., April 17, 2014
Victoria Grosland and Justin
Fleischacker, Brainerd, boy,
Maverick Allan, 7 lb. 11 oz, April
18, 2014
Mutita and Aaron Golbeck,
Browerville, boy, Sebastian Colton,
4 lbs 11 oz, April 18, 2014
Arianne Alasker and Jeff Quirk,
Little Falls, girl, Peyton Rose, 8 lb.
8 oz, April 19, 2014
Jessica and Russell Klein-
schmidt, Staples, girl, DellaRae
Valoris, 7 lbs 3 oz, April 20, 2014
Kristine and Chad Hardy,
Baxter, girl, Ava Madison, 8 lbs,
April 22, 2014
Cortney and Ryan Cardini,
Sebeka, girl, Emma Lynn, 6 lbs,
April 23, 2014
Taylor Geiser and Randy Carter,
Wadena, boy, Jebediah Jacob, 5 lbs
10 oz, April 23, 2014
Mindy and Michael Chandler,
Nisswa, boy, Joshua Michael, 9 lbs
11 oz, April 24, 2014
Abbie and Joseph Hoelscher,
Nisswa, boy, Sawyer Joseph, 8 lbs 9
oz, April 25, 2014
Jeannie and Chris Arthur,
Sebeka, girl, Ellie Jean, 7 lbs 5 oz,
April 25, 2014
Looking Back
50 years ago - April 30, 1964
Funeral services for Rev.
Stanislaus B. Kuzniak were held
on April 30, 1964. He had been the
pastor at St. Josephs Parish since
1933. Death came to him in his
76th year.
Born to Larry and Linda
Paskewitz, Browerville, boy,
Douglas Larry, 8 lb. 8 oz., April 26,
25 years ago - May 4, 1989
Candidates for the Browerville
School Board election were incum-
bents Melvin Johnson and Doris
Goligowski, and Rosemarie Topsy
May and Marie Katterhagen
Members of the 1989 Tiger Girls
Softball Team were: Kim Pechan,
Toni Jesinoski, Jacki Spychalla,
Tracey Ollman, Bonnie Tesch, Amy
Noska, Linda Bue, Jenny Carlson,
Anne Iten, Emma LaVoie, Tammi
Asmus, Missy Mikel, Sheila
Asmus, Krista Graham, Kristi
Myers, and Joy Kuehne
Happy Birthday this week
to: May 1: Debbie Mortenson,
Roger Carstense, Roger Johnston,
Cindy Katterhagen, Fred Hein,
Conal Brose; May 2: Theresa
Zellgart, Daryl Brever, Jenni
Pachan, Chuck Pechan, Dakota Jo
Callahan; May 3: Mark Irsfeld,
Cindy Brichacek; May 4: David
Sovich, Lyle Tesch, Larry Schmidt,
Gary Drayna, J.D. Reynolds,
Lindsey Duncan, Laura Duncan;
May 5: Karen Jonckowski, Sheila
Dahlman, Kathy Noska, Ervin
May, Jack Regan, Hastin Pechan;
May 6: Duane Chock, Kailey
Happy Anniversary this
week to: May 1: Gary and Diane
Chock; May 2: Gene and Erma
Irsfeld; May 6: Kenneth and
Mandy Sadlo; May 7: Mathew and
Phyllis Bednarz
Meth use is increasing
in Central Minnesota
By Rin Porter
Minnesota law provides for five levels of
controlled-substance crimes.
First-degree controlled substance sales
crimes are charged if during a 90-day period
the person unlawfully sells one or more mix-
tures of a total weight of ten grams or more
containing cocaine, heroin, or methampheta-
mine; 50 grams or more of a narcotic drug
other than cocaine, heroin, or methampheta-
mine; 50 grams or more of amphetamine,
phencyclidine, or hallucinogen; or 50 kilo-
grams of marijuana or THC, or 25 kilograms
or more in a school zone, a park zone, a
public housing zone, or a drug treatment
facility. (Mn Stats 152.021).
First-degree possession crimes are
charged under the same statute if the person
possesses 25 grams or more of cocaine,
heroin, or methamphetamine; or 500 grams
or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine,
heroin, or methamphetamine; or 500 grams
or more of a mixture containing ampheta-
mine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen; or 100
kilograms or more of marijuana or THC.
Second-degree controlled substance
sales and possession crimes are charged for
smaller amounts of the same drugs as listed
for first-degree crimes.
Third-degree controlled substance sales
and possession crimes are charged for even
smaller amounts of the same drugs as listed
for first-degree crimes, plus a couple of other
Fourth-degree controlled substance sales
and possession crimes are charged if a per-
son sells or possesses any of the drugs list-
ed for first-degree crimes, sells them to a per-
son under 18, or employs or conspires with a
person under 18 to sell illegal drugs.
Fifth-degree controlled substance sales
and possession crimes are charged for sell-
ing or possessing a very small amount of
marijuana or THC.
Substance abuse, also known as drug
abuse, is a patterned use of a substance
(drug) in which the user consumes the sub-
stance in amounts or with methods which are
harmful to themselves or others. The term
drug abuse does not exclude dependency,
but is otherwise used in a similar manner in
nonmedical contexts.
Some of the drugs most often associated
with this term include alcohol, ampheta-
mines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (partic-
ularly alprazolam, diazepam, and clon-
azepam), cocaine, methaqualone, and opi-
oids. Use of these drugs may lead to criminal
penalties in addition to possible physical,
social, and psychological harm, both strongly
depending on local jurisdiction.
There are many cases in which criminal
or anti-social behavior occurs when the per-
son is under the influence of a drug. Long-
term personality changes in individuals may
occur as well. Substance abuse is wide-
spread in the U.S. (Wikipedia)
Around the world, most governments
have designed legislation to criminalize cer-
tain types of drug use. These drugs are often
called "illegal drugs". Generally what is illegal
is their unlicensed production, distribution,
and possession. These drugs are also called
"controlled substances." Laws vary across
countries, and even within them, and have
fluctuated widely throughout history. Many
of the drugs may be prescribed by physicians
for medical conditions.
Attempts by government-sponsored drug
control policy to interdict drug supply and
eliminate drug abuse have been largely
unsuccessful. In spite of the huge efforts by
the U.S.
Despite drug legislation, large, organized
criminal drug cartels operate worldwide.
Advocates of decriminalization argue that
drug prohibition makes drug dealing a lucra-
tive business, leading to much of the associ-
ated criminal activity. (Wikipedia)
In the United States, the first drug law
was passed in San Francisco in 1875, ban-
ning the smoking of opium in opium dens.
In the US, the Harrison Act was passed in
1914. It required sellers of opiates and
cocaine to get a license. While originally
intended to regulate the trade, it soon
became a prohibitive law. It soon became
legal precedent that any prescription for a
narcotic given by a physician or pharmacist
even in the course of medical treatment for
addiction constituted conspiracy to violate the
Harrison Act. Soon, however, licensing bod-
ies did not issue licenses, effectively banning
the drugs.
The American judicial system did not ini-
tially accept drug prohibition. Prosecutors
argued that possessing drugs was a tax vio-
lation, as no legal licenses to sell drugs were
in existence; hence, a person possessing
drugs must have purchased them from an
unlicensed source.
It is the federal government in the U.S.
that decides which drugs are legal and which
are illegal. The federal government issues
lists, or schedules, of controlled substances
which may be prescribed by physicians, but
not otherwise sold or distributed. The
Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified
drugs into schedules.
The prohibition of alcohol began in the
United States in 1920. Because alcohol was
the most popular recreational drug in these
countries, reactions to its prohibition were far
more negative than the reaction to the prohi-
bition of other drugs. Public pressure led to
the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the United
States in 1933.
In the U.S., the penalty for illegal drug
possession and sale can vary from a small
fine to a prison sentence. In some states,
marijuana possession is considered to be a
petty offense, with the penalty being compa-
rable to that of a speeding violation. In some
municipalities, possessing a small quantity of
marijuana in one's own home is not punish-
able at all. Generally, however, drug posses-
sion is a criminal offense, although first-time
offenders rarely serve jail time.
Federal law makes even possession of
soft drugs, such as cannabis, illegal, though
some local governments have laws contra-
dicting federal laws.
In the U.S., the War on Drugs is thought
to be contributing to a prison overcrowding
problem. In 1996, 59.6% of prisoners were
drug-related criminals. The U.S. population
grew by about 25% from 1980 to 2000. In
that same 20-year time period, the U.S.
prison population tripled, making the U.S. the
world leader in both percentage and absolute
number of citizens incarcerated. The United
States has 5% of the world's population, but
25% of the prisoners. The costs of keeping
so many people in prison is straining the
budgets of state and local governments.
In the U.S., a restaurant or bar may sell
alcohol to adults if it obtains a license from
the governmental jurisdiction in which it is
located, usually a city or county. Some
counties in some states have voted not to
allow any alcohol sales within their bound-
Colorado, Washington, Rhode Island,
North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Maine,
and the District of Columbia have decriminal-
ized the possession of a small amount of
marijuana for personal use. In Colorado and
Washington, state licenses must be obtained
by all sellers, distributors, and producers of
marijuana. Several states have instituted
fines for possession of a small amount of
marijuana, instead of imposing criminal
penalties. A few states allow marijuana to be
prescribed for medical conditions.
No state has legalized cocaine, heroin,
methamphetamine, or any other narcotic
drug for possession or sale.
People take drugs because they want to
change something about their lives.
For example, people use drugs such as
the caffeine in coffee, tea, and soft drinks,
and the pain reliever in aspirin or ace-
tominophen to treat their feelings of fatigue or
pain, in hopes of reducing the pain and elim-
inating the fatigue.
People use antibiotic drugs prescribed by
doctors to cure infections and diseases.
They use other classes of drugs prescribed
by doctors cancer-treating drugs, drugs to
lower blood pressure, drugs to reduce cho-
lesterol, drugs to treat injuries for specific
conditions that have been shown to be effec-
tive by controlled medical research.
People use alcohol because they believe
it will relieve stress, make them feel calm,
cover up painful memories, or help them get
rid of feelings of isolation, loneliness, shy-
ness, etc. Some use alcohol because thats
what they saw the adults in their families
doing, and they imitate that behavior.
People suffering from mental illness use
drugs to control their feelings of despair, anx-
iety, intense fear, and depression. If the per-
son has not seen a doctor and received pre-
scription medications, then the person may
turn to using alcohol or illegal drugs to deal
with the mental illness symptoms.
With illegal drugs such as cocaine, hero-
in, and methamphetamine, the reasons to
take them are not very different from the rea-
sons to take legal drugs: the people who
take them believe that the drug will change
something about their lives provide a solu-
tion to a problem.
Young people may take these drugs for
the first time because they are curious,
because friends are urging them to try the
drugs, or because they want to fit in with
friends who are taking the drugs. Young
people usually do not realize that most illegal
drugs will lead alter their brain chemistry and
lead to addiction a condition that alters a
persons capacity to choose not to use drugs.
science/ <http://www.
cations/addiction-science/> )
Some of the illegal drugs are stimulants
and some are depressants. Both types act
on the brain and the central nervous system.
They can distort a persons perception of
what is happening. They can also block
feelings of pain, loneliness, despair, fear, etc.
Some drugs are addictive meaning that
they make the user dependent upon the drug
to maintain feelings of well-being and avoid
painful mental and physical symptoms of
withdrawal. Addiction is a complex, chronic
disease, but it can be treated successfully. It
is a disease, not a character flaw. Wanting
to change is necessary, but it is not enough
to defeat drug addition by itself.
Professional treatment is needed.
Research by the National Institutes of
Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NIDA) and other organizations has demon-
strated that drug dependence on tobacco,
alcohol, and marijuana typically begins
before age 21.
Local county sheriffs estimate that 80% of
the people currently in county jails are suffer-
ing from untreated mental illness, and that
includes those arrested for drug possession,
burglary, assault, and other crimes.
Of the 31,000 people killed by gun vio-
lence each year, a large portion of the homi-
cides are related to alcohol or drug use.
About half of all admissions to addiction
treatment programs in Minneapolis/St Paul in
2012 were for alcohol abuse (Minnesota
Dept of Human Services, 2013).
Methamphetamine was the top drug seized
by law enforcement during 2012 in the metro
area, comprising 22.6% of all drug seizures
(U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration).
The Browerville Blade, Page 2 Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wyatt Lee Rickbeil
Big brother Quinten and big
sisters Lucy and Ellie would
like to announce the birth of
their baby brother Wyatt Lee
Rickbeil. Born on March 24,
2014 weighing 6 lbs. 4 ozs. and
length of 19 inches. Parents
are Jason and Trista Rickbeil
of Browerville. Grandparents
are Dennis and (the late) Ruth
Berg of Eagle Bend and Ron
and Judy Rickbeil of Brower-
ville. Great grand parents are
Florence Rickbeil and Mary
Jane Drayna both of Brower-
The family of Lawrence Hillmer wishes
to extend a sincere thank you to Mike and
Heidi - Iten Funeral Home for their caring
and professionalism during our familys dif-
ficult time. Special thanks to Lakewood
Health System Home Care and
Lawrences nurse Jenny, an outstand-
ing and professional nurse, to Dr. David
Freeman for Lawrences superior care.
Sincere thanks to Pastor Gena Koeberl. A
special thanks to Bonnie Rinde, Sue
Michael, Arylis Perish and Jessica Brown
for serving the meal and all their kitchen
duties, to the Clarissa Ballroom for catering
the delicious food, to Mike and Jenny
Aksamit and Bill and Renae Buhl for their
neighborly kindness and help and all that
supported us and shared memories.
In life we loved you dearly;
in death we love you still.
David and Donna Hillmer and family
Caroline and Kenny Johnson and family
Kathy and Lyle Olson and family
Darlene and Gary Meyer and family
Cont. from April 24 Blade
The Browerville Blade, Page 3 Thursday, May 1, 2014
Peggys Potpourri
Upcoming Programs
atEagle Bend Library
The Eagle Bend Public
Library is offering the following
programs and activities.
Make May Baskets at the
Senior Center May 1
Preschool and school age chil-
dren, together with their par-
ents, are invited to make May
baskets at the Eagle Bend Senior
Center on Thursday, May 1,
beginning at 1 p.m. Make May
baskets and then deliver them to
area senior citizens.
Introduction to Digital
Photography May 5
Instructor Rick Hest will pres-
ent an Introduction to Digital
Photography at the Eagle Bend
Public Library on Monday, May
5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This begin-
ners class for teens and adults
includes camera settings, compo-
sition, and tips about dos and
donts. Registration is required
and the attendance limit is 6.
For more information, contact
the Eagle Bend library at 218-
Eagle Bend Library Hours
Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10-5,
Thursday 4-7, Saturday: 9-12
Bear hunt application
deadline is Friday, May 2
The deadline to apply for a
Minnesota bear hunting license
is Friday, May 2.
Licenses are available at any
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources license agent,
online at
cense and by telephone at 888-
665-4236 at a cost of $44 for res-
idents and $250 for nonresi-
The season opens Monday,
Sept. 1, and closes Sunday, Oct.
12. The deadline to purchase
licenses awarded by lottery will
be Thursday, Aug. 1. Remaining
unpurchased licenses will be
available to anyone eligible
starting at noon on Wednesday,
Aug. 6.
An unlimited number of bear
licenses will be sold over-the-
counter for no-quota areas in
east-central and far northwest-
ern Minnesota. No-quota licens-
es are valid only in a no-quota
area. Hunters with a no-quota
license can harvest one bear.
Information on the fall bear hunt
is available on the DNR website
Opening day tips for
Minnesota anglers
Minnesotas interstates, high-
ways, and county roads will fill
with anxious anglers in anticipa-
tion of the May 10 fishing open-
er. The Department of Natural
Resources has some tips to
anglers for a safe and enjoyable
The fishing opener results in
a substantial increase in the
workload for conservation offi-
cers so we are asking for every-
ones help, said Col. Ken Soring,
DNR Enforcement director. We
can assist conservation officers
by providing information on com-
mon rules and regulations to
anglers before the opener.
Fishing License: All residents
and nonresidents age 16 years or
older are required to have an
appropriate fishing license while
angling. Buy a Minnesota fishing
license electronically at, at
a DNR license agent location, or
by calling 888-665-4236. Also,
pick up a copy of the 2014
Minnesota Fishing Regulations
handbook along with the license
as a ready reference guide to lim-
its and transportation of a catch.
Watercraft Registration:
Motorized watercraft operators
must have their registration on
board. The number issued to the
boat and the current state vali-
dation decal must be displayed
on the forward half of the hull on
each side of the boat.
Aquatic Invasive Species:
Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra
mussels, and spiny water fleas
have affected many Minnesota
fresh water ecosystems, but
there are ways to stop the spread
and protect the resource.
Remove any visible plants
and animals from boat, trailer,
and other boating equipment.
Drain water from the boat,
livewell, bilge, and impellor by
removing drain plugs and open
water draining devices before
leaving any water access.
Spray, rise, or dry boats and
recreational equipment before
transporting to another water
body, especially after leaving
zebra mussel and spiny water-
flea infested waters.
Experimental and Special
Regulations: These regulations
help the DNR improve fishing
quality, protect unique fisheries,
provide more fishing opportuni-
ties, or protect threatened
species. A partial list of water
with experimental or special reg-
ulations, which are posted at
access sites, is available in the
2014 Minnesota Fishing
Regulations handbook at
Turn-in-Poachers: Over-lim-
its, license and closed season vio-
lations impact the resource and
diminish opportunities for every-
one. Tips are received through
the 24-hour phone line 800-652-
Access Courtesy:
Practice backing a boat
trailer prior to the opener. It can
prevent a lot of confusion.
Transfer gear upon arrival
at the public access rather than
waiting until its time to back the
boat into the water.
Make sure the outboard is in
top running order before arriving
at the lake.
A secure lock goes a long
way in preventing someone from
stealing a trailer.
Questions? Contact the DNR
Information Center at 651-296-
6157, or 888-646-6367, or via
email at:
Browerville City Council meets
the second Wednesday of the
month at 7 pm in the
Browerville City Hall
Browerville AA
and Al-Anon
meet every Wednesday at
8 pm at the Todd County
DAC Building
I changed my i Pod name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid . He says he can stop any time.
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Than it dawned on me.
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type- O.
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.
Energizer bunny arrested. Charged with battery.
Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
I've learned that it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
....Andy Rooney
Blondie Caramel Brownies
10 oz. individual caramels, 1/2 c. evaporated milk
Combine caramels and 1/2 c. evaporated milk. Cook over low heat,
stirring frequently, until smooth.
1 pkg. yellow cake mix 1/2 c. evaporated milk
3/4 c. butter, melted 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Stir together dry cake mix, melted butter and 1/2 c. evaporated milk.
Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8x10 pan. Bake
for 6 minutes at 350. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust; pour
caramel mixture over the chips, then top with remaining cake mixture.
Swirl the top with caramel. Return to the oven for an additional 18-20
minutes. Cool on wire rack and refrigerate 1 hour before cutting into
The city of Browerville
will pick up bundled
twigs and bagged leaves
until May 20.
I dont know about you, but I dont like baking cookies. All that
dropping by spoonfuls and baking 10-12 minutes, pan after pan. Too
time consuming. Id much rather make a nice pan of bars, all done in
one fell swoop.
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I really to love to fish, but for me, fishing season does not start
until the water is warm enough so I dont have to drill holes in
it and wear my arctic winter clothes. Many of my readers will
call me a sissy for this idiosyncrasy, but I can live with that.
People have called me worse.
Sunday was the official start of the fishing season at the Scott
Lake. The wind was blowing briskly but it was warm enough to
no need of a jacket. Damon and I faced the boat into the wind
and started off. It wasnt long before he caught a bass, then
another, then another. They werent big, but were in the one to
two pound range and fought well. He was up to ten bass before I
caught my first fish. It was a bluegill, not quite three inches
long. It wasnt much of a fish, but at least it was a fish. I was
beginning to think I had lost my remarkable fishing skills over
the winter. Before long, I caught a bass, just about as large as
the lure I was using. Not an auspicious start to bass fishing, but
it renewed my faith in my fishing abilities. Fighting the wind up
toward the island, I finally caught an eating size bass. We werent keeping them because nei-
ther of us wanted to go in early to clean fish.
The wind blew us toward the dam and Damon cast toward a partially sunken log just off the
shore. A soon as his spinner hit the water, a fish had it and started to run. He thought he had
a nice fish as it came toward the boat. When it went under the boat and his pole doubled over,
he decided it was a really nice fish. When he fought it out of the water, it was big enough that
we had to take pictures and weigh it before turning it loose. It weighed five pounds eight ounces
and still had the tail of a mostly eaten crappie in its mouth. Not bad for the first day of fishing
this year.
By the time the photos, weighing, and congratulations were done, the wind had pushed us to
shore and we were hung up on the tree his bass had been hiding under. He cast parallel to the
dam and I cast straight out of the back. As soon as my lure hit the water, the line went tight
and the drag would not hold the line. I quickly worked at tightening the reel before my fish
could run me out of line. When the bass was finally landed, Damon thought it was the same fish
he had caught and released seconds before. We weighed it and it was slightly smaller than his
just over five pounds. We took pictures of it too. Damon took better pictures of me and my fish
than I did of him and his so even though his fish was bigger, mine makes the paper.
Toward evening, my grandson, Zane, wanted to go out fishing. Earlier, he was more inter-
ested in kayaking, and enjoyed racing about the lake fighting the wind and waves. The wind
finally died down and it would have been a great time to kayak, but it also proved to be a good
time to go fishing. When his dad and I were fishing, we didnt catch a single crappie. I was won-
dering if they may have winter killed. I need not have worried. Crappies were all we caught and
we caught them until our arms got tired.
With a day of fishing like we had, it is safe to say, at least at our place, fishing season is open.
Fishing season is open
By Walter Scott
Hi all,
Rain rain go away.... I dont think its working! This spring con-
tinues to be one of the greyest, dampest, and downright depressing
ones I can remember for a long time. I just want some sun and
warm weather for a few days, but I think that is too much to ask
I know it does not do any good to complain about it, but I think
it helps a little bit. I went down in our basement on Saturday morn-
ing to start the stove, which I should not have to do anymore this
time of year, to find that I have rivers flowing every which way
down there. Yes, I said rivers, plural. The earth has become so sat-
urated the water simply has no where else to go but through my
walls and up from the floor. Luckily I do have a floor drain, but get-
ting the water to flow that way is proving to be harder than I
thought it would be.
Kimberly wants to use the washer and dryer, but I have to block
the dryer up before I feel it would be safe to use because it is sitting
in about an inch of water that is flowing underneath it.
The forecast for the next several days does not show much
improvement either. At least Im not a farmer waiting - again this
year - to get into their fields. I do feel sorry for them.
Its ironic that I purchased a smaller dock section to put on my
pond behind the barn, which right now I cant get within a 100 feet
of. Everything is flowing over its banks. At this rate I may soon
end up needing the dock to get from my house to the vehicles. I
hope not!
With the tease of a couple of nice days we had some time ago - it
seems so far away - I spent several hours preparing my boat for the
upcoming season. I may end up needing that to go along with the
dock soon as well. I think the boat is going to sit in the shed, ready
to go, for some time now.
The weather has made a mess of spring sports seasons as well.
Baseball and softball games continue to be rescheduled, or moved
to drier playing areas. Those are getting harder to find.
I really hope for everyones sake things settle down fairly soon.
This coming weekend is Browervilles All Town Garage Sales.
Maybe it will be sunny. Come in and look around, youre sure to
find some good bargains.
Im going to cut this short. I need to get the paper done so I can
go home and see what, if anything, I can do with the basement.
Ill write again later, when its nice out. Keep dry.
Letter from the Country
CGMC believes fate of broadband bill
rests in Senates hands
On a conference call with Greater Minnesota media outlets, leaders of the Coalition of Greater
Minnesota Cities (CGMC) said it is now up to the state Senate to determine whether the legis-
lature will pass broadband legislation this session.
The need for high-quality broadband is one of the most critical issues facing Greater
Minnesota, said Tim Flaherty, executive director of the CGMC. The House and Governor have
both voiced their support for broadband legislation. Now we call on the Senate to step up and get
it passed.
Supporters of the legislation, which would create a broadband infrastructure fund to help
bring high-quality Internet to areas that lack adequate service, have seen significant progress in
the past two weeks. The House passed a budget bill that would put $25 million into the fund, and
Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he would support the legislation. However, the Senates pro-
posed budget does not include any funding for broadband.
The Senate should not pass up this opportunity to begin funding this critical need for Greater
Minnesotas future, Flaherty said.
The CGMC and other Greater Minnesota advocacy groups also emphasized that it is impor-
tant that the broadband legislation include both unserved (areas without any service) and
underserved (areas with inadequate or poor service) parts of the state. Some telecom industry
heavyweights have attempted to limit the broadband infrastructure fund to unserved areas only,
but Dan Dorman, executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership and a former state
legislator, says that restricting use of the fund would defeat its purpose of providing an econom-
ic boost to the areas that need it most.
Good broadband service is vital to economic growth, Dorman said. Businesses across
Minnesota have told me that they cant grow or in some cases cant stay in their communi-
ties unless they have better broadband. The legislation needs to include underserved areas
because there is currently no incentive for providers to improve their service.
Dorman noted that the need for high-quality broadband in all parts of the state is not a new
issue and action is long overdue.
Less than half of Greater Minnesota households have the same high-quality coverage that is
available in more than 90 percent of the metro area, Dorman said. Ten years ago, people said
the free market would solve this disparity, but it hasnt. That is why the state needs to provide
incentives for companies to bring high-quality service into areas that clearly dont have the cov-
erage necessary to grow and remain competitive in the 21st century.
Unauthorized signs and objects not
allowed on state highway rights of way
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds citizens that placing
unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway rights of way is illegal and
can be dangerous.
"As the weather warms, we usually see a significant increase in advertising
signs and items for sale placed illegally along state roadways," said Mark Renn,
MnDOT's roadway regulations supervisor in St. Cloud. ( (Placing signs or objects
in highway rights of way is a misdemeanor violation with a maximum $1,000 fine
and/or 90 days in jail. Highway rights of way include driving lanes, shoulders,
ditches, clear zones and sight corners at intersections.
State law also says that items may not be placed on private property outside of
the right of way limits but in proximity to a roadway without consent of the
landowner. ( ("Illegally placed signs and objects can distract and restrict the visi-
bility of drivers in many situations, especially at intersections," said Rich Munch,
MnDOT's roadway regulations supervisor in the Baxter. They are also a hazard to
legal users of the right of way, including people using ATVs and crews working on
utilities. ( (MnDOT crews will remove all signs within the right of way without
notice. ( (Larger objects often placed illegally in the right of way include automo-
biles, boats and motors, campers, travel trailers, produce stands and large hay
bales. These objects are extremely hazardous if a vehicle runs off the road and
strikes it.
For information regarding roadway regulations, right of way boundaries, or
where to find removed materials, please contact the MnDOT office in St. Cloud at
320-223-6522, toll free 1-800-657-3961; or the Baxter headquarters at 218-828-
5777 or toll free at 1-800-657-3971.
that default has occurred in the
conditions of the following
described mortgage:
Mortgagor: Bradley J Schmidt
and Denise M Schmidt, husband
and wife.
Mortgagee: Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc. as nominee for Countrywide
Home Loans, Inc.
Dated: 03/22/2007
Recorded: 04/26/2007
Todd County Recorder
Document No. 448596
Assigned To: BAC Home
Loans Servicing LP
Dated: 07/30/2009
Recorded: 08/04/2009
Todd County Recorder
Document No. 463933
Assigned To: Nationstar
Mortgage LLC
Dated: 03/03/2014
Recorded: 03/13/2014
Todd County Recorder
Document No. A488563
Transaction Agent: Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems,
Transaction Agent Mortgage
ID No: 1000157-0007937373-0
Lender or Broker:
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
Servicer: Nationstar
Mortgage, LLC
Mortgage Originator:
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
PROPERTY: The W1/2NW1/4 of
Section 15, Township 129 N,
Range 33 W of the 5th PM,
except the following described
tract, to wit: Commencing at a
point 920` East of the Northwest
corner of the NW1/4NW1/4 of
Section 15, Township 129 N,
Range 33, thence East 400`;
thence South 272.25`; thence
West 400`; thence North 272.25`
to the point of beginning, Todd
County, Minnesota.
This is Abstract Property.
TAX PARCEL NO.: 180013700
25575 250th Street
Long Prairie, MN 56347
MORTGAGEE: 161,681.86
That prior to the commence-
ment of this mortgage foreclo-
sure proceeding Mortgagee/
Assignee of Mortgagee complied
with all notice requirements as
required by statute; that no
action or proceeding has been
instituted at law or otherwise to
recover the debt secured by said
mortgage, or any part thereof;
PURSUANT to the power of
sale contained in said mortgage,
the above described property will
be sold by the Sheriff of said
county as follows:
June 26, 2014, 10:00 AM
Lobby of Todd County Detention
Center, City of Long Prairie
to pay the debt then secured
by said Mortgage, and taxes, if
any, on said premises, and the
costs and disbursements, includ-
ing attorneys' fees allowed by
law subject to redemption within
1 Year from the date of said sale
by the mortgagor(s), their per-
sonal representatives or assigns.
TY: The date on or before which
the mortgagor must vacate the
property if the mortgage is not
reinstated under Minnesota
Statutes section 580.30 or the
property redeemed under
Minnesota Statutes section
580.23 is June 26, 2015 at 11:59
p.m. If the foregoing date is a
Saturday, Sunday or legal holi-
day, then the date to vacate is the
next business day at 11:59 p.m.
M O R T G A G O R ( S )
Dated: April 17, 2014
Nationstar Mortgage LLC,
Assignee of Mortgagee
By: Michael T. Oberle,
Ben I. Rust,
Jonathan R. Cuskey,
Michael V. Schleisman,
Tracy J. Halliday
Attorneys for:
Nationstar Mortgage LLC,
Assignee of Mortgagee
55 East Fifth Street,
Suite 800
St. Paul, MN 55101-1718
that default has occurred in the
conditions of the following
described mortgage:
March 16, 2007
Hall and Elden C. Hall, wife and
Electronic Registration Systems,
Mortgage Electronic
Registration Systems, Inc.
MIN#: 100053030010883867
Aegis Wholesale Corporation
SERVICER: Nationstar
Mortgage LLC
ING: Filed March 19, 2007, Todd
County Recorder, as Document
Number 447906
GAGE: Assigned to: Nationstar
Mortgage LLC
That part of the Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 11, Township
133 North, Range 33 West, Todd
County, Minnesota, described as
follows: Commencing at the
Northwest corner of Lot 6, Block
2, Homedale Addition to Staples,
according to the recorded plat
thereof on file and of record in
the office of the Todd County
Recorder; thence South 89
degrees 42 minutes 35 seconds
East, assumed bearing, along the
North line of said Lot 6, Block 2,
a distance of 140.00 feet to the
Northeast corner of said Lot 6,
Block 2; thence North 00 degrees
17 minutes 25 seconds East,
along the West line of Long
Prairie Road, City of Staples,
Minnesota, 33.00 feet to the
North line of the South Half of
Wisconsin Street, said Homedale
Addition to Staples; thence
North 89 degrees 42 minutes 35
seconds West, along said North
line, 150.00 feet; thence North 00
degrees 17 minutes 25 seconds
East, parallel with said West line
of Long Prairie Road, 150.00 feet
to the point of beginning of the
land to be described; thence
South 89 degrees 42 minutes 35
seconds East, perpendicular to
said West line of Long Prairie
Road, 150.00 feet to said West
line of Long Prairie Road; thence
North 00 degrees 17 minutes 25
seconds East, along said West
line, 216.00 feet to the South line
of the North Half of Minnesota
Street, said Homedale Addition
to Staples; thence North 89
degrees 42 minutes 35 seconds
West, along said South line,
160.00 feet to the intersection of
the Southerly extension of the
West line of the Alley as included
in Block 4, said Homedale
Addition to Staples; thence
North 00 degrees 17 minutes 25
seconds East, along said
Southerly extension and along
said West line of the Alley, 233.00
feet to the intersection of the
Westerly extension of the North
line of Lot 4, said Block 4,
Homedale Addition to Staples;
thence South 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 35 seconds East, along said
Westerly extension and along
said North line of Lot 4, Block 4,
a distance of 160.00 feet to said
West line of Long Prairie Road;
thence North 00 degrees 17 min-
utes 25 seconds East, along said
West line 141.96 feet to the
North line of said Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter; thence South 88
degrees 34 minutes 27 seconds
West, along said North line
436.68 feet; thence South 00
degrees 17 minutes 25 seconds
West 577.88 feet; thence South
89 degrees 42 minutes 35 sec-
onds East 286.49 feet to the point
of beginning
Long Prairie Road Sw, Staples,
MN 56479
TION NUMBER: 22.0008600
NOTICE: $99,056.82
THAT all pre-foreclosure
requirements have been com-
plied with; that no action or pro-
ceeding has been instituted at
law or otherwise to recover the
debt secured by said mortgage,
or any part thereof;
PURSUANT, to the power of
sale contained in said mortgage,
the above described property will
be sold by the Sheriff of said coun-
ty as follows:
June 5, 2014, 10:00 am
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's
Main Office, 115 Third Street
South, Long Prairie, MN 56347
to pay the debt secured by said
mortgage and taxes, if any, on
said premises and the costs and
disbursements, including attor-
neys fees allowed by law, subject
to redemption within 6 months
from the date of said sale by the
mortgagor(s) the personal repre-
sentatives or assigns.
PROPERTY: If the real estate is
an owner-occupied, single-family
dwelling, unless otherwise provid-
ed by law, the date on or before
which the mortgagor(s) must
vacate the property, if the mort-
gage is not reinstated under sec-
tion 580.30 or the property is not
redeemed under section 580.23, is
11:59 p.m. on December 5, 2014,
or the next business day if
December 5, 2014 falls on a
Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Dated: April 10, 2014
Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Assignee of Mortgagee
Lawrence P. Zielke - 152559
Diane F. Mach - 273788
Melissa L. B. Porter - 0337778
Randolph W. Dawdy - 2160X
Ronald W. Spencer - 0104061
Stephanie O. Nelson - 0388918
Gary J. Evers - 0134764
Attorneys for Mortgagee
12550 West Frontage Road,
Ste. 200
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 831-4060
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333
1. List the exact assumed
name under which the business
is or will be conducted:
Grandpas Shop
2. Principal place of business.
23319 200th St., Long Prairie,
MN 56347
3. List the name and complete
street address of all persons con-
ducting business under the
above Assumed Name.
Daniel L. Schilling, 23319
200th St., Long Prairie, MN
4. I, the undersigned, certify
that I am signing this document
as the person whose signature is
required, or as agent of the per-
son(s) whose signature would be
required who has authorized me
to sign this document on his/her
behalf, or in both capacities. I
further certify that I have com-
pleted all required fields, and
that the information in this doc-
ument is true and correct and in
compliance with the applicable
chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I
understand that by signing this
document, I am subject to the
penalties of perjury as set for in
Section 609.48 as if I had signed
this document under oath.
Daniel L. Schilling, owner
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333
1. List the exact assumed
name under which the business
is or will be conducted:
Generations Firearms
2. Principal place of business.
22060 Strehler Road,
Corcoran, MN 55340
3. List the name and complete
street address of all persons con-
ducting business under the
above Assumed Name.
Daniel L. Schilling, 23319
200th St., Long Prairie, MN
Daniel J. Schilling (D.J.),
22060 Strehler Road, Corcoran,
MN 55340
4. I, the undersigned, certify
that I am signing this document
as the person whose signature is
required, or as agent of the per-
son(s) whose signature would be
required who has authorized me
to sign this document on his/her
behalf, or in both capacities. I
further certify that I have com-
pleted all required fields, and
that the information in this doc-
ument is true and correct and in
compliance with the applicable
chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I
understand that by signing this
document, I am subject to the
penalties of perjury as set for in
Section 609.48 as if I had signed
this document under oath.
Daniel L. Schilling, officer
The Browerville Blade, Page 5 Thursday, May 1, 2014
cont. on page 8
ThunderCats wrap up season
The ThunderCats Youth Wrestlers wrapped up their season with a banquet on Tuesday, April 22. The wrestlers were recognized for their outstanding team and individual wrestling
accomplishments from this season. We had individual wrestlers compete in the Jaycees, MN/USA and NYWA State Tournaments this season.
We had 16 ThunderCats wrestlers attend the Jaycees State Tournament in Albany in late March and we finished the tournament with 5 individual champions. Wrestlers finish-
ing in 1st place were Mason Bruder, Nathan Browen, Wyatt Becker, Joseph Middendorf and Jonathon Gonzalez. The following wrestlers finished in 2nd place at the Jaycees State
Tournament; Kabian Twardowski, William Schultz, Tate Strom, and Nye Becker. Tyler Nelson, Ryan Browen, Justin Houdek, Tucker Zigan, Cory Krueger, Shawn Houdek, and Rudy
Determan also competed and wrestled some good matches to wrap up their season.
Three ThunderCats wrestlers took part in the MN/USA State Tournament in March. Chace Lorentz competed and went 1-2 against some very tough competition. Cael Lorentz
wrestled a very good tournament and finished in 5th place in his bracket with a 7-2 record. Joseph Middendorf also took part and wrestled very well, finishing in 4th place with a 4-
2 record.
The NYWAState & Invite tournaments took place in Rochester in early April. We had 14 ThunderCats youth wrestlers compete in these tournaments this season. Tate Twardowski
and Caleb Pesta both finished in 1st place and Omar Zamora Jr finished in 3rd place at the NYWAInvite Tournament. Chace Lorentz and Bergen Pesta also wrestled in the NYWA
Invite tournament and had some competitive matches. We had 3 individual place winners in the NYWA State Tournament this season. Gavin Albers and Ruben Gonzalez both fin-
ished in 4th place and Cael Lorentz finished in 3rd place at the NYWA State
Tournament. Other wrestlers that took part in the NYWAState Tournament were Connor Flan, Braden Thom, Landon Gode, Justin Crandall, Mason Gode, and Gabe Pesta. The
youth wrestlers did a very good job competing in all of the season ending tournaments and represented the ThunderCats program very well!
We had a terrific group of 6th grade wrestlers this season that have now finished their youth wrestling careers. These wrestlers were each recognized at our banquet and they
received a poster with individual and team pictures from throughout our season. Our 6th grade wrestlers are Nye Becker, Justin Crandall, Jonathon Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Caleb
Pesta, Gabe Pesta and Riley Thom. Great job this season 6th grade wrestlers!
This was a very successful first season of ThunderCats youth wrestling filled with many great team and individual accomplishments! Great job to all of our wrestlers, parents &
coaches and thank you all for your hard work that went into making this a fantastic season
Softball had a busy week, playing four games
before the rain came back
By Coach Nate Meisner
April 21 at Brandon/Evansville
Finally we were able to get another game in, with our last game being eleven days prior. The Tigers soft-
ball team traveled to Brandon/Evansville and came away with a 13 to 7 victory. After giving up 3 runs in
the first inning the Tigers answered with 8 themselves with the help of the long ball. Haley Piotrowski hit
a 3-run homerun to tie the game, and later that inning Kale Knuston blasted a grand slam. Makenna
Hegseth picked up the win scattering 7 runs on 10 hits and 8 strike outs for her first pitching victory of the
April 22 at West Central Area
Another strong pitching performance by Makenna Hegseth going the distance not allowing an earned
run on only 4 hits and 10 strikeouts to defeat the West Central Area Knights 10-2. We opened up our
Conference schedule with a great softball game. We were disciplined at the plate, and had some clutch two
out hitting. Kale Knutson went 4-5 scoring 2 runs, and Crystal Pearson went 2-5 with 4 RBIs to lead the
Tiger offensive attack.
April 24 at Royalton
With the temperatures dipping into the low 30s and the wet conditions, the Tigers traveled to Royalton
and picked up a 10-8 victory. We had to spend some time in the Royalton cafeteria and gym to wait out the
rain. I have to give our girls credit of battling through the elements and rain delay and coming out with
this win. Andi Buhl and Emily Lisson led the Tiger offensive attack. Buhl went 2-3 scoring 3 runs and driv-
ing in 2, while Lisson was 2-4 with 2 RBIs herself. Makenna Hegseth picked up another pitching win allow-
ing 8 runs on 12 hits. With a 10-8 lead in going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Royalton led off with a
pair of walks. After a strike out, and the winning run at the plate, Andi Buhl threw out a potential base
stealer at third. Hegseth then got the hitter to fly out to end the threat and end the game.
April 25 at LPGE
We traveled to Long Prairie for our 4th game of the week and were able to pull out the 10-4 victory.
Makenna Hegseth picked up her 4th win of the season and 4th of the week going the distance, allowing 4
runs on 8 hits and 6 strikeouts. Makenna also had a great day at the plate going 2-2 with 2 walks and 3
RBI. Kate Kellen went 2-4 with 2 RBI, and Maddie Hudalla finished 1-3 with a big 2 RBI single in the
game. I was proud of the girls overcoming a full week of games that saw rain, cold, and being on the road
for 4 games.
Browerville Public
Lunch Menu
Mon. May 5: Mini corn dogs,
FF/ketchup, baked beans/green
beans, apple/orange, milk
Tue. May 6: Taco boat, corn,
pineapple/pears, milk
Wed. May 7: Chicken chow
mein, rice/chow mein noodles,
green beans/carrots, grapes/
peaches, milk
Thur. May 8: Hot ham &
cheese, mashed potatoes, corn,
Mandarin oranges/bananas, milk
Fri. May 9: Hot dog, chips,
carrots/celery, apple/orange, milk
Mon. May 5: BB hosts St
Tue. May 6: BB @ Royalton;
SB hosts EV
Thur. May 8: SB @ Swan-
ville; Track @ Melrose
Fri. May 9: SB hosts
Osakis; BB host Osakis
Cael Lorentz
Jogging Junior
Champion 2014
Over 90 Miles & Counting!
The Browerville Blade, Page 6, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Record Breaker: Sit & Reach: Abby Wolbeck, 50cm; Sit
ups: Justin Crandall, 87; Push ups: Landon Gode, 151
Improvement Awards: Kindergarten: Haylee Hiebert,
Christian Tobas; 1st grade: Dylan Recknor, Isabella St.
George; 2nd grade: Karli Bue, Dylan Christensen; 3rd grade:
Alexandra Berthiaume, Bill Bleninger; 4th grade: Hannah
Barron, Jake Klim; 5th grade: Katherine Michel, Brady
Rowe; 6th grade: Hope Kolstad, Devin Smeja
Fitness Awards
The 2014 Fitness awards were presented Friday, April 25th by
Superintendent Vedbraaten and Athletic Director Petermeier.
Categories include: Improvement Awards to the boy and girl in
each class who have shown the most gains in their scores from
the beginning to the end of the school year. Achievement Awards
to the students who earned 50% or more in all eight test areas,
and Merit Awards, given to students who performed at or about
80% in all test categories. Any student receiving one of the 10
best scores in any one of the test areas was awarded a Top Ten
Award. These scores have been accumulated over the past 25
plus years. Another award is given to the student who receives
the best score on any one test. They are given a record breaker
award for setting a new high standard with their performance.
The final award is the Jogging Junior Champion for the student
who logs the most miles run during Physical Education class.
Merit Awards: 1st grade: Mason Bruder, McKinnzie Johnson, Brogan Kobliska, Chloe
Lorentz, Emma Webster, Natalie Marxer, Emerson Johnson; 2nd grade: Blade Irsfeld, Zach
Lenz, Miguel Maloney, Anna Myers, Isabella Olander, Kayden Tabatt, Harden Thompson; 3rd
grade: Nate Benning, Parker Duncan, Tanner Fischer, Megan Lentz, Joe Nedoroscik, Allison
Olander, Jennae Quistorff, Mackenzie Uhlenkamp
Merit Awards: 4th grade: Alyah Abrahamson, Landan Adams, Dakota Callahan, Landon
Gode, Brock Hayes, Tyra Myers, Aubriana Schwanke; 5th grade: Megan Benning, Simon
Benning, Frank Couchey, Jada Struss, Mason Gode, Zoe Hillmer, Cael Lorentz, Will
Spychalla, Tyler Pierce, Hannah Stearns, Jaden Tyrrell, Dylan Uphus; 6th grade: Bryce
Barthel, Alexis Blenker, Lizzie Brichacek, Justin Crandall, Jacob Fischer, Crystal Hayes,
Kessy Holmquist, Marissa Lentz, Ashley Nimmo, Ben Olander, Alayna Quistorff, Logan Rech,
Spencer Sand, Alex Tabatt, Abbi Thompson, Katie Plaggerman
Achievement Awards: Kindergarten: Adrianna Botello, Carter Brown, Millie Nedoroscik,
Tate Strom, Julia Browers; 1st grade: Madison Browen, Noah Coyer, Tyler Johnson, Wyatt
Lenz, Chace Lorentz, Tallen Nalezny, Quinten Rickbeil, Kyleigh Schacherer; 2nd grade:
Isabella Abrahamson, Logan Clasemann, Jalynn Dreher, Emma Goertz, Abbi Marxer, Wesley
Parker, Aiden Rech, Bryce Rickbeil, Jadin Schacherer, Abby Wolbeck, Madison Van Norman
Achievement Awards: 3rd grade: Brendan Adams, Chandler Davey, Alexis Johnson,
Patience Maron, Elijah Hodge, Kaleb Murdock, Andre Recknor, Mackenzie Strom, Reed
Webster, Garett Gaulke; 4th grade: Jacob Asmus, Vanessa Botello, Eli Butler, Zane Coyer,
Annette Drayna, Reis Irsfeld, Kaylee Leraas, Dominic Lindquist, Andrew Olson, Cloe Salber,
Levi Stearns; 5th grade: Bryce Anderson, Marissa Callahan, Matthew Goodman, Sam
Hinnenkamp, Emersyn Hudalla, Keaten Pulliam, Cassius Recknor, Cody Price; 6th grade:
Alexia Abrahamson, Anahi Cisneros, Haili Foote, Justin Host, Tammy Martin, Elena
Uhlenkamp, Jack Nedoriscik
Top 10 Awards: Sit & Reach: Abby Wolbeck, 50cm;
Mauricio Botello, 49cm; Chloe Lorentz, 49cm, Marissa Lentz,
48.5cm; Shuttle Run: Jaden Tyrrell, Cael Lorentz, Mason
Gode, Spenser Sand, all 8.3; Sit ups: Alayna Quistorff, Lizzie
Brichacek, Kessy Holmquist, 75; Cloe Slaber, Jada Struss,
Cael Lorents, Alyssa Abrahamson, 76; Landon Gode, 77;
Zane Coyer, 79; Mason Gode, 82; Justin Crandall, 87;
Standing Long Jump: Will Spychalla, 76, Spencer Sand,
82; Push ups: Cael Lorentz & Levi Stearns, 80; Reis Irsfeld,
95; Alayah Abrahamson, 100; Landon Gode, 151; 50 yard
dash: Will Spychalla, 6.5 sec.
The Browerville Blade, Page 7, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Todd County
Health & Human Services
Minutes of the Meeting of
the Health & Human
Services Meeting held on
March 25, 2014
Call to Order
The Todd County Board of
Commissioners met in the Todd
County Historic Courthouse in
the City of Long Prairie MN on
the 25th day of March, 2014 at
9:00 a.m. with all members pres-
ent. The meeting was opened
with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
On motion by Neumann and
second by Erickson, the following
motion was introduced and
adopted by unanimous vote: To
approve the agenda as presented
with the following addition:
Add South Country Health
Alliance Discussion
Approval of Minutes
On motion by Kircher and sec-
ond by Neumann, the following
motion was introduced and
adopted by unanimous vote: To
approve the February 25, 2014
minutes as read.
Mike Steinbeisser, Adult/
Disability Services Unit
Managers gave a report on the
Minnesota Department of Health
Post Certification and Revisit to
verify the 3 deficiencies from the
initial visit were corrected.
Based on the PCR, they have
determined that our facility had
corrected the deficiencies issued
pursuant to the 9/25/2014
Lisa Chapin, Financial
Support Services Unit Manager
gave an update on the electronic
bulk scanning.
She wanted to recognize her
staff for this difficult transition.
The cost saving will be brought
back to the board in June and at
the end of the year.
Katherine Mackedanz gave an
update on the Community
Transformation Grant Federal
Funding has been cut as of
September 2014. This grant
should have continued through
September 2016. The amount
received from this is grant was
$200,000 per year split between
4 counties for staffing purposes.
The Counties involved in this
were Cass, Morrison, Wadena
and Todd. The County will seek
additional funding sources for
the future.
The Multi County Governance
Group met March 17, 2014 which
Commissioners Kircher and
Kneisl are members of this
group. An informational meeting
with was held to get input from
other Counties on different top-
ics throughout the state about
combining departments. Todd,
Wadena and Morrison Counties.
Kneisl gave a financial update
on South County Health
Alliance. He is on the Financial
Committee now. Net for year
2013 was 6,649,000 dollars prof-
it. The County had to pay the
State 1,300,000 because
we went over the 375 risk score.
Next year they are predicting a 3
million dollar profit.
Social Services
Fund Warrants
On a motion by Neumann and
second by Kircher the following
motion was approved by unani-
mous vote: To recommend to the
County Board the approval of all
claims as presented on the
Integrated and Disbursements
Audit List for the Board on
record at the Social Service
Office, Courthouse Annex, repre-
senting claims in the amount of
On a motion by Neumann and
second by Kircher the following
motion was approved by unani-
mous vote: To recommend to the
County Board the approval of all
claims as presented on the
Integrated and Disbursements
Audit List for the Board on
record at the Social Service
Office, Courthouse Annex, repre-
senting claims in the amount of
Vendor Name Amount
FUNERAL HOME $4,436.45
OFF PROGRAM $6,900.60
DHS - SWIFT $123,198.83
HOME $3,700.00
PERISH/ALAN $3,991.62
INC $10,988.22
CHAPELS INC $3,500.00
SERVICE $6,344.00
V12371 $2,825.48
THAN 2000 $37,330.43
Final Total $203,215.63
HLTH CTR $2,615.00
SRVS LLC $6,195.20
DHS - SWIFT $12,081.35
#4453 Foster Care
Provider $4,368.00
SRVS INC $5,561.18
SRVS $10,308.76
SERVICES INC $2,991.34
SERVICES $3,669.96
FAMILY SRVS INC $17,234.54
DAC $5,825.99
JUVENILE CTR $6,302.08
THAN 2000 $17,120.07
Final Total $108,779.85
On a motion by Kircher and
second by Erickson the preceding
minutes of the Health & Human
Services Meeting held March 25,
2014 were duly approved by a
unanimous vote by the Todd
County Board of Commissioners
at the Social Service Board
Meeting held on April 22, 2014.
Gary Kneisl,
County Board Chairperson
Denise Gaida,
Todd County
Notice is hereby given that a
General Election will be held in
Todd County on Tuesday,
November 4, 2014 for the pur-
pose of electing candidates for
the offices listed below. The filing
period for these offices begins at
8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 20,
2014, and ends at 5:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Note: Filing offices will be
closed May 26, 2014, in obser-
vance of Memorial Day.
The place of filing for federal
offices is the Office of the
Secretary of State, State Office
Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St.
Paul, MN 55155-1299. The place
of filing for state offices is with
the Office of the Secretary of
State or with the county auditor
of the county in which the candi-
date resides. The filing place for
county offices is with the county
Candidates may file in person
or by mail if the filing is received
during the filing period.
Candidates who will be absent
from the state during the filing
period and meet the require-
ments of Minnesota Statutes sec-
tion 204B.09, subdivision 1a may
arrange to file during the seven
days immediately preceding the
candidate's absence from the
This notice is provided pur-
suant to Minnesota Statutes sec-
tion 204B.33.
United States Senator
United States Representative
for District 7
State Representative for
District 9A
State Representative for
District 9B
Governor and Lieutenant
Secretary of State
State Auditor
Attorney General
Supreme Court Associate
Justices - 2 Seats
Judges of the Court of
Appeals - 7 Seats
Seventh Judicial District
Judges - 16 Seats
County Attorney
County Auditor-Treasurer
County Recorder
County Sheriff
County Commissioner for
District 2
County Commissioner for
District 4
Todd Soil & Water
Conservation District I
Todd Soil & Water
Conservation District III
Todd Soil & Water
Conservation District V
Denise Gaida, Todd County
Notice of Public
Accuracy Testing
The public is welcome to
observe the Public Accuracy
Testing of Election Machines for
the Todd County Special General
Testing will be held on
Monday, May 5th, 2014 from 9:00
a.m. 10:00 a.m. in the Election
Room located in the Main Street
Government Center at 347
Central Ave, Long Prairie, MN.
Please contact 320-732-4414
with any questions.
Denise Gaida, Todd County
Upper Red Lakes sum-
mer walleye regulations
unchanged for 2014
Regulations that allow Upper
Red Lake anglers to keep larger
walleye after June 15 will be in
effect again for the 2014 open
water season, according to the
Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources.
Beginning Saturday, May 10,
to Saturday, June 14, anglers
must release all walleye 17- to
26-inches long.
Effective Sunday, June 15 to
Sunday, Nov. 30, anglers may
keep walleye less than 20 inches
and must immediately release all
walleye 20- to 26-inches long.
The possession limit for both
periods is four fish and only one
of those fish can be longer than
26 inches.
The more restrictive size limit
is necessary for the early season
when angler catch rates are high
and mature walleye are extreme-
ly vulnerable. As the open water
season progresses, catch rates
and fishing pressure decline,
reducing the impact of harvest-
ing larger walleye.
Winter regulations will not be
finalized until open water har-
vest is determined. Winter regu-
lations will be announced in late
summer and will be posted on
the DNR website at
Question of the week
Q: The same woodpecker
pecks at our house non-stop.
Doesnt he get a headache after
A: Woodpeckers have well-
adapted structures that act as
shock absorbers inside of their
heads. They have a hard, but
elastic beak, a springy tongue-
supporting structure called the
hyoid and an area of spongy bone
inside the skull. These features,
in addition to cerebral fluid,
interact to suppress vibration in
their head so they can peck all
day without getting a headache.
-Lori Naumann, informa-
tion officer, DNR nongame
wildlife program
The Browerville Blade, Page 8
cont. from page 5
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The First Half of the Real Estate Taxes are due on or before May 15,
2014, State law requires that the penalty be applied to the unpaid bal-
ance on May 16. These taxes are payable at the Todd County Auditor-
Treasurers Office.
Pay by mail, envelope must be postmarked May 15th, 2014.
Pay in person at the Auditor Treasurer Office
(Hours 8:00a.m. 4:30p.m. Monday Friday)
Pay by credit card over the phone at 1-800-272-9829 with jurisdiction
code: 3353
Pay online/internet at:, click on Auditor/Treasurer
tab- then click Online Property tax payment, (note: the credit card com-
pany charges 2.5% of amount paid).
Pay using the drop box which is still available and is located in the tun-
nel of the Historic Courthouse at the street level north entrance doors -
across from the bank, this box is checked daily.
Wednesday May 14th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Thursday May 15th , 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Location Historic Courthouse (Lakes Conference Room Upper Level)
Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff
Robert A. Boyer, Long Prairie,
DUI-$1120.00, 365 days, stayed
275 days, 6 yr, supervised proba-
tion, 6 yr, chem depend eval,
MADD impact panel
Mandie M. Brown, Browerville,
permit offense by another-$190.00
Eugene T. Buzie, Browerville, no
valid license-$190.00
James L. Drews, Long Prairie,
open burning-$190.00
Colton L. Haakinson, Sauk
Centre, possess marijuana, DWI-
$600.00, 20 days, supervised pro-
bation 5 yr, MADD impact panel,
chem depend eval, no alcohol, ran-
dom testing
Hisashi Horibe, Elk Grove
Village, IL, 85/70-$150.00
Nicole J. Mortenson, Brower-
ville, uninsured vehicle-$290.00
Theodore S. Munger, Sr., Vern-
dale, 48/30-$150.00
Roger A. Schahn, Bertha, open
Jesse G. Schaver, Eagle Bend,
drive off pavement to pass-$140.00
Michelle R. Schuerman, Motley,
possess marijuana-$140.00; pos-
sess drug paraphernalia-$50.00
Scott R. Sibert, Hewitt, 94/55-
$390.00, 30 days, stayed 28 days, 1
Warren K. Steffen, Cushing,
DWI-$510.00, 90 days, stayed 90
days, 2 yr, chem depend eval,
MADD impact panel
Long Prairie Police
Camiko Bagent, Battle Lake,
dishonored check-$135.00, pay
Jackie L. Bruder, Long Prairie,
expired drivers license-$390.00
John J. Decker, Browerville,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Jan E. Fearing, Long Prairie,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Fatima Malik, Long Prairie,
park where sign prohibits stop-
Joshua D. Parker, Long
Prairie, no seat belt used-$115.00
Michael D. Rausch, Long
Prairie, no seat belt used-$115.00
Gary A. Thomas, Long Prairie,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Staples Police
Steven M. Longworth, Staples,
Bradley J. Neelan, Motley, no
seat belt used-$115.00
Nicole M. Rodrigues,
unknown, no seat belt used-
Justin M. Knoll, Columbia
Hts, possess drug paraphernalia-
Chad M. Taylor, unknown, fail
to display OHM registration-
MN State Patrol
Charles E. Maynard, Waubun,
11 hr driving-$190.00
Carlos A. Abonce-Carrillo,
Long Prairie, 65/55-$130.00;
drive after cancellation-$200.00
Hamoud S. Alotaibi, Grand
Forks, ND, 80/70-$130.00
Paul A. Anderson, Centerville,
Karri M. Daugherty, Carring-
ton, ND, 80/70-$130.00; no seat
belt used-$25.00
Brennan W. Gile, Nimrod,
annual inspection required-
Joshua D. Parker, window tint
too dark-$140.00
Jodee H. Patten, San Jose, CA,
Zachary R. Sallee, Rochester,
Tonia N. Terry, Motley, 65/55-
DNR discovers that eagle
cam bird was once treat-
ed at Raptor Center
A bald eagle that has had thou-
sands of people across the country
glued to their computer screens for
the past couple months may well be
the natural worlds equivalent of a
comeback kid, according to officials
with the Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources and The Raptor
DNR nongame wildlife biologists
recently were able to get a good look
at a leg band on one of the adult
eagles nesting beneath its eagle
camera in the Twin Cities. The
numbers on the band identified it as
a bird that was found along the
Minnesota River in Burnsville and
brought to The Raptor Center in St.
Paul in October 2010.
Unable to fly or even stand, the
adult female had an abscess in her
right foot and a large number of
intestinal parasites. Staff at The
Raptor Center removed the abscess
and treated the bird for its other ail-
ments, then released it at the
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife
Refuge in Bloomington about a
month later.
In February, the female bald
eagle laid three eggs, which have
subsequently hatched, in a nest
watched by a DNR video camera
that streams live footage over the
Internet. Since then, more than
272,000 people from all 50 states
and 145 countries have been follow-
ing the familys daily feedings and
other activities. DNR biologists
believe the adult bald eagles are the
same pair that in 2013 laid three
eggs in early January, only to have
them freeze.
While this is just one of thou-
sands of birds treated at The Raptor
Center, its exciting that its gone on
to become such an educational
celebrity on DNRs eagle cam, said
Dr. Julia Ponder, The Raptor
Centers executive director.
Because the bird was banded,
were able to learn what became of
it, and how the care she received
here allowed her to go on and
become a reproductive member of
the species.
Part of the University of
Minnesotas College of Veterinary
Medicine, The Raptor Center reha-
bilitates more than 800 sick and
injured birds each year, while help-
ing to identify emerging environ-
mental issues related to raptor
health and populations. It also pro-
vides training on raptor medicine
and conservation for veterinary stu-
dents and veterinarians from
around the world. This year is the
Centers 40th anniversary, and on
Thursday, April 24, it will be break-
ing ground for updated facilities.
The eagle camera (www.web- is a
project of the DNRs nongame
wildlife program, which works to
protect, maintain, enhance, and
restore native nongame wildlife
resources, helping more than 700
species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.
Both the nongame wildlife program
and The Raptor Center are support-
ed largely by voluntary donations.
Want to go fishing?
DNR has a license to fit
Resident married couples can
obtain an annual combination fish-
ing license for $35, compared to $44
for two adult individual licenses,
according to the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources.
Asking a spouse, child or friend
to go fishing is one way to start a
tradition, said Jenifer Wical, of the
DNRs outreach section.
Most people wont start fishing
by themselves but they will if some-
one asks them to go, Wical said.
Buy licenses at any DNR license
agent, online via mobile and desk-
top at
and by telephone at 888-665-4236.
Mobile buyers receive a text or
email that serves as proof of a valid
fish or game license to state conser-
vation officers, and cut their time
between front door and fishing.
For children, a fishing license
can be an investment in building a
lifetime interest in the outdoors.
Lifetime angling licenses for chil-
dren age 3 and under are $304,
while lifetime angling licenses for
those age 16 to age 50 are $508.
Want to try fishing for a week-
end? Purchase a 72-hour fishing
license for $12, around the price of a
movie. Teens ages 16 and 17 can
buy annual fishing licenses for only
$5, little more than the price of
some smartphone apps. Kids under
15 are not required to buy a license
to fish, but must comply with fish-
ing regulations.
Time outdoors need not end at
the boat access. Outdoors-savvy
customers can buy hunting and
fishing licenses in one fell swoop. A
Sports license includes angling and
small game for $38, while a Super
Sports license includes a
trout/salmon stamp, small game
with pheasant and waterfowl, and a
deer tag (archery, firearms or muz-
zleloader) for $93.
The Browerville Blade,
Page 9
May 1, 2014
Sheriffs Report
On April 24, the sheriffs office received a complaint of a phone scam
from a Sylvan Shores resident, who had received a call reporting that her
grandson had been in an accident and was in trouble and needed money.
The resident was advised to purchase a prepaid Green Dot Money Park
Cards and provide the PIN number of the cards. The Todd County Sheriffs
Office reminds all citizens to verify all information prior to providing per-
sonal information by phone or the internet. Prepaid money cards have
become a common tool used by criminals in scams to allow them access to
personal money accounts.
Anyone with information concerning any of these cases is urged
to call the Todd County Sheriffs Department at 320-732-2157 or 1-
Court Report
Court appearances are First Appearance, RU8 (second appear-
ance), and Omnibus (third appearance)
April 21:
Jeremy J. Symalla, Long Prairie, appeared for a probation violation
Abby L. Holmquist, Sauk Centre, had her probation violation hearing
reset to June 16.
William J. Pruitt, Staples, appeared for a probation violation hearing
and a settlement conference on domestic assault charges.
Paul A. Wicht, Staples, had his plea hearing reset to May 5.
Lonnie D. Majerus, Sauk Centre, appeared in court on charges of
domestic assault and fifth degree assault. A jury trial was scheduled for
April 30.
Bernadino Jimenez, Sauk Rapids, appeared for an RU8 hearing on no
proof of insurance and uninsured vehicle charges. AMay 12 omnibus hear-
ing was scheduled.
Allen C. Erickson, Long Prairie, appeared on court on two counts of
criminals sexual conduct in the third and fourth degree. Asettlement con-
ference was set for June 2.
Jeremy W. Peterson, Deer Creek, reached no a agreement at a pre-trial
hearing and a jury trial was scheduled. He is charged with two counts of
DWI and driving after suspension.
Trevor G. Loxterkamp, Swanville, pled guilty to fourth degree criminal
damage to property at an omnibus hearing. A presentence investigation
was ordered and sentencing set for June 23.
Amber C. Prechel, Long Prairie, pled guilty to third degree drug pos-
session. Sentencing will take place on June 2.
Tracy L. Thompson, Sebeka, reached no agreement at a pre-trial hear-
ing on charges of two counts of DWI and driving after revocation. A jury
trial was scheduled for May 28.
Nicholas D. Fessenden, Verndale, appeared for an RU8 hearing on sec-
ond degree burglary and first degree damage to property charges.
Mykal J. Myers, Verndale, appeared for an RU8 hearing on second
degree burglary and first degree damage to property charges. A May 12
omnibus hearing was set.
Maria E. Aranda, Swanville, pled guilty to possession of marijuana at
an omnibus hearing. Sentencing was set for June 9.
Richard I. Boatman, Pillager, pled guilty to possession of marijuana at
an omnibus hearing. Sentencing was set for June 2.
Mark T. Berglund, St. Cloud, appeared for an omnibus hearing on
charges of possession of marijuana.
Tuesday L. Weekley, Staples, appeared for an RU8 hearing on second
degree assault, terroristic threats, possession of marijuana, domestic
assault and obstructing the legal process charges. AMay 12 omnibus hear-
ing was scheduled.
Christopher J. Holmquist, Clarissa, appeared for an omnibus hearing
on domestic assault and fifth degree assault charges.
Chad. A. Garrow, Staples, appeared for an RU8 hearing on charges of
possession of marijuana. The hearing was continued to May 12.
Aaron R. Carpenter, Browerville, appeared and court on possession of
marijuana charges, An RU8 hearing was set for April 28.
Jorge O. Gonzalez-Escobar, Long Prairie, appeared for an RU8 hearing
on first degree sale and possession of drugs charges. An omnibus hearing
was scheduled for June 2.
Bridget C. Butler, Clarissa, made her first court appearance on posses-
sion of marijuana charges. An RU8 hearing was scheduled for May 5.
Joshua D. Hingst, Bertha, made his first appearance on charges of
interfering with a 911 call and two counts of fifth degree assault. AMay 5
RU8 hearing was set.
April 22:
Juan R. Montanez-Morelos aka Rudy E. Lopez, Jr., Long Prairie,
appeared in court on charges of fifth degree drug possession, two counts of
DWI, giving a false name to a peace officer and no valid license. A settle-
ment conference was scheduled for June 2.
April 23:
Mark T. Quinn, Baxter, appeared in court for a probation violation hear-
ing. An evidentiary hearing was scheduled for April 28.
David W. Blonigen, Staples, appeared for a jury trial on charges of flee-
ing a peace office by means other than a motor vehicle.
Christian S. Anderson, Long Prairie, appeared for a jury trial on refusal
to test, DWI and driving after revocation charges.
April 24:
Christine L. Nauer, Long Prairie, appeared for sentencing on second
degree assault charges.
Theodore J. May, Browerville, made his first court appearance on two
counts of DWI and B card violation charges.
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form ALL the following requirements)
Follow training programs
Collect and record data accurately as needed
Demonstrate ability to communicate by proven writing and oral
communication skills
Lift, push and pull and transport a minimum of 75 pounds at
any given work site
MUST be able to work with highly aggressive behaviors
Demonstrate physical ability to assist in behavioral issues as
Drive on a van route as needed
Must be able to make quick decisions independently
Outgoing, friendly, open, creative and team oriented
Ability to made decisions as needed in the work area
Work without close supervision at times
Communicate well at all levels of employment
Experience working with or the ability to learn working with
developmentally disabled persons
A valid drivers license / with a good driving record
Must be able to be certified in CPR and First Aide
Other training as required to fulfill the training needs of the
Background study
Applications available at the:
Todd County DAC
501 West 6th Street
Browerville, MN 56438
Between 7 am and 3:30 pm
Accepting Applications until November May 9, 2014
MAY 12, 2014 10AM-4PM at:
Petro Plus 832 Superior Ave, Randall
Call 320-356-7350 to guarantee your interview time!
$9/hr - Part-time Sales Associate, select benefits;
day and evening shifts (Randall, Pillager, Brainerd)
$12/hr - Full-time Assistant Manager, full benefits;
must be able to work open, close and mid-day shifts
(Randall only)
Apply in advance:
In person: 832 Superior Ave, Randall
746 Pillsbury St N Ste 2, Pillager
850 Lum Park Rd, Brainerd
The Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources is accepting
comments through 4:30 p.m. on
Monday, May 12, on a proposal to
make permanent a number of tem-
porary hunting rules that have
been in place for at least one hunt-
ing season.
The rules pertain to registration
of game taken by hunting or trap-
ping, hunter selection and descrip-
tions of various hunting area
boundaries such as wild turkey per-
mit areas, deer areas and waterfowl
hunting zones.
Hunters have been applying for
licenses and registering game
under most of these rules for the
past several seasons, said Jason
Abraham, DNR season setting spe-
cialist. By making these temporary
rules permanent, we provide addi-
tional consistency for hunters and
streamline the process for manag-
ing a sustainable harvest.
Many of the rule changes are
intended to streamline regulations,
reduce paperwork and modify zone
boundaries to better match habitat
conditions. The rules, summarized
Modify deer tagging provisions.
Allow deer hunters to apply for
an either-sex permit and a special
hunt in the same year.
Allow for online and telephone
registration of bears and bait sta-
Update elk zone boundaries.
Provide for site validation
coupons for fisher, marten and otter.
Modify farmland furbearer
Consolidate wild turkey permit
areas from 77 smaller areas into
nine larger ones.
Streamline wild turkey license
sales procedures.
Modify and consolidate prairie
chicken zone boundaries.
Moved the prairie chicken
license application deadline to the
Friday nearest Aug. 17.
Correct rail and snipe posses-
sion limit for consistency with feder-
al regulations.
Provide for three waterfowl
zones and standardize waterfowl
season definition.
Correct Migratory Waterfowl
Feeding and Resting Area descrip-
tions and
Clarify eligibility of hunters
and mentors participating in Youth
Waterfowl Day.
The proposed rules are published
online in the April 7 edition of the
State Register at
They are also is available on the
DNR website at
Comments may be submitted to:
Jason Abraham, Box 20, DNR, 500
Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN
55115-4020 or by emailing
How to introduce a kid to
On shore as the lake is warming
in the spring, a kid skips stones
and occasionally casts a line in the
water, while talking to an adult
who keeps up casual conversation.
Bluegills are the catch of the day.
Introducing them to fishing can
be rewarding. But taking kids fish-
ing can present new challenges
even for experienced anglers. To
help a first-time angler grow into a
life-long angler, here are some tips
from the Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources.
Remember, the goal is to have
fun, said Roland Sigurdson,
MinnAqua education coordinator
DNR accepting comments on hunting rules
with the DNR. Realize that chil-
dren can have short attention
spans and may want to move on to
something else after a short time.
Try looking at bugs or animals or
even finding stones to skip.
You cant expect children to
have the same level of enthusiasm
you do the first few trips,
Sigurdson said. Dont make fish-
ing a chore for them.
Above all, have patience. Lines
get snagged, hooks need baiting
and kids might get dirty or need
help taking a fish off the line. Dont
forget to give congratulations, no
matter how big the fish.
Seeing your child enjoy reeling
in their first fish is rewarding so
dont forget to take pictures,
Sigurdson said.
Cold, hot, hungry or bitten is no
way to learn how to fish.
Remember to bring snacks, sun-
screen, insect repellent and first-
aid basics to make the trip com-
fortable for everyone.
When considering a location,
choose one that is comfortable and
safe. Look for restrooms, play-
ground equipment, free parking
and a public fishing pier. To find a
pier nearby, see
Most kids are satisfied catching
lots of smaller fish like bluegills
rather than fewer, bigger fish like
bass. Live bait increases the
chances of catching fish.
Kids love to catch fish of any
size, Sigurdson said. They dont
usually begin casting for trophies.
Catching a few fish on the first few
outings will help keep a child look-
ing forward to the next outing.
Fishing reels, rods and other
gear should be simple and in work-
ing order.
Discouragement sets in fast
when children try to use complicat-
ed equipment or equipment that
doesnt work, Sigurdson said.
Consider giving the child their
own fishing rod. This gesture is
practical because short rods are
easier for kids to handle.
More information on taking
kids fishing can be found on the
DNR website at
- Action Ads -
Action Ads deadline is Friday at noon.
The Browerville Blade, page 11
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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3/4 bath, full basement. Move in
ready. $59,900. Possible CD. 320-
533-1069 my1x
Drivers, full and part time.
Benefits. Must have Class B
license. Apply in person, Long
Prairie Sanitary, 706 7th St. NE,
Long Prairie my1-8c
LPN for 3 - 11 shift, part time,
could lead to full time. If inter-
ested fill out an application at
Valley View Assisted Living,
1104 4th Ave NE, Long Prairie.
320-732-3516 ask for Sheila
my 1-8c
Part-time help on dairy farm
with feeding and general farm
work. Prefer HS student. Call
594-2861 my1c
Missing cat in Browerville.
White with stripe tail, house cat.
651-333-0250 my1x
Mothers Day present?
Take a Mom Fishing
Any mother who is a resident
of Minnesota can fish without a
license on Saturday, May 10, and
Sunday, May 11 during Take a
Mom Fishing Weekend, which
coincides with the 2014 walleye
and northern pike fishing open-
er, and Mothers Day on Sunday.
Moms who live in the seven-
county metro area or are visiting
can learn fishing tips, bait shop
locations, where to borrow fish-
ing equipment and more by visit-
ing the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources Fishing in
the Neighborhood program web-
site at
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Standing Timber:
White Oak, Red Oak,
Basswood & Poplar
Minimum of 3 acres.
For more info, contact
Steve Baum Custom Logging
& Firewood Sales,
Burtrum, MN
(320) 815-1863
Grain Market Report
Corn............................................................$ 4.24 Bu.
Soybeans................................................. $14.11 Bu.
Prices change daily, call for current price
Complete Beauty Service
for the Entire
594-6202 Browerville
Pro Ag Services
Eagle Bend 218-738-2552
MN Carry Training Class
Family Friendly & Small Class Sizes
8am - 4pm Last Saturday
Of Each Month $125
To Register Call Joel 218-639-0500
or Phil 320-282-5011
Todd County
Employment Opportunities
Summer Help (Seasonal Temporary)
The Todd County Transfer Station has an opening for a temporary
Summer Help Position from May through August.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the
public with disposal of garbage, demolition, household hazardous waste
and recycling products in a safe and efficient manner.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a High School
Diploma and prior experience running a skid-steer and forklift.
Applicants must be at least 18 and able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Applicants must pass a background check.
COMPENSATION: $12.312 per hour only. This is a non-exempt, non-
union temporary position.
HOW TO APPLY: Required application materials are available at the
Browerville Transfer Station (30433 US 71, Browerville, MN 56438),
Todd County Administration Department, 215 First Avenue South,
Suite 300, Long Prairie, MN 56347, phone 320-732-6447. Completed
Todd County Applications shall be e-mailed to, or mailed/delivered to the
Administration Department.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for this position will be
accepted through May 9th, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
Todd County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages
both prospective and current employees to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer.
Todd County
Employment Opportunities
Full-time Jailor/Dispatcher(s)
The Todd County Sheriff s Office has an opening for Full-time
Jailor/Dispatcher(s), this position will primarily be a Jailor position.
POSITION SUMMARY: Todd County Jailor responsibilities and duties
shall range from booking of inmates, intake of inmates, supervision of
inmates, searches of inmates, area searches, and conducting estab-
lished programs for inmates as directed by the policies and procedures
manual and Jail Administrator.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a High School
Diploma or equivalent. Excellent verbal and written communication
skills, possess computer skills with experience in Windows based soft-
ware, telecommunications devices, radio communications and have the
ability to favorably interact with the public, inmates, fellow employees
and supervisors. AJailor must be able to function and make important
decisions under stressful situations. Must be willing to work flexible
hours including evenings, weekends and holidays and available to
cover shifts on short notice. Must pass a background check.
SALARY: Grade 17 $14.24 - $21.98 per hour. This is a Teamster union
HOW TO APPLY: Official Todd County Application for Employment
and job description are available at the on SharePoint or the Todd
County Administration Department, 215 First Avenue South, Suite
300, Long Prairie, MN 56347, phone 320 732 6155. Completed Todd
County Applications shall be e mailed to,
or mailed/delivered to the Administration Department.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for this position will be
accepted through May 5th, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
Todd County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Garage Sale
Multi Family
Bow Flex, Tools, Clothing,
Home Interior, Much Misc.
Fri. May 2, 8 - 5
Sat. May 3, 8 - Noon
26855 County 14
3 1/2 miles east of Browerville
5 Family
Garage Sale
900 Main St., Hwy 71
Tolifsons - Browerville
Thurs. May 1, 8 am - 6 pm
Fri. May 2, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. May 3, 8 am - Noon
Girl clothes, up to 4 T
Boy clothes up to 8
Women & Mens clothes
Rugs & Home Decor
Toddler bed, baby items,
2 child stroller
Boy/Girl crib bedding,
Scrapbook items
2 Garage Sales
Fri. & Sat. May 2 & 3
260 4th St. W, Browerville
New guns, Henry Golden Boy
50 C. Muzzle Loader,
H20 Lowrance, Air Conditioner,
Tread Mill, Furniture, Crafts,
3 wheel baby stroller, material,
& misc.
Garage Sale
Fri. May 2, 1 - 5:30
Sat. May 3, 7 - 11:30
County Rd 21
Stracks - Browerville
Top load washer,
antique cabinet, crystal,
tupperware (new), microwave,
pinball machine, paint gun
washer, GPA, rugs, door mats,
decor, hunting clothes, helmets,
XC skis/boots, deck bench,
clothing, jewelry, toys,
push mower
Consumer Counselors
Requirements: Pass background
study, Have acceptable driving
record, be 18 years old, and work
nights and every other weekend.
For application call Jesse at
320-594-6556 or pick one up at
110 2nd St. West, Browerville
Zion Lutheran Church
1021 Park Avenue North
Browerville, MN
Relay for Life
Rummage Sale
Fri. May 2, 2 - 8 pm
Sat. May 3, 8 am - 1 pm
WELCA Bake Sale &
Morning Coffee/Rolls
Sat. May 3, 8 am - noon
The Browerville Blade, Page 12, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Andy and Grace to compete at
State. One early morning in
March, when it was something like
-100 below, Andy, Grace and
myself, took a van and headed for
Minneapolis. Once we arrived,
Andy, as the veteran of this venue,
helped Grace and myself lean the
ropes by leading with integrity and
honor. Later that afternoon, Andy
and Grace squared off with the
rest of the competition.
After anxiously waiting all
weekend for the results to become
official, our two Browerville stars
took first and second place in pay-
roll accounting: Grace again took
first and Andy was second in State.
As a result of Grace and Andys
stellar performances, the saga will
continue as they board a place in
late April and travel to
Indianapolis to compete at the
National level (April 30 - May 4).
Without a doubt, these two won-
derful, dedicated and hard-work-
ing students will represent their
school and town with another set
of stellar performances.
As the new BPA advisor, I give
credit to the students, faculty
members and other BPA advisors
for a successful year. A special
thanks to all BPA members, par-
ents, faculty, and Darla Schaefer
for all your hard work throughout
the year.
BPA, continued
Dans Prize, continued
Jordan Host bagged his first turkey while hunting east of
Browerville. The tom had a ten inch beard, over one inch spurs,
and weighed 24 pounds.
If April showers bring May flowers, what do April monsoons
This large tom strutted his stuff for a group of hens early one
morning west of Browerville.
reminded to
watch for
this spring
2014, the company will provide
39 plant locations with funds to
help local organizations fight the
hunger needs specific to each
Hormel Foods has been able
to help our plants relieve hunger
in their local communities for
the past three years, said Julie
H. Craven, vice president of cor-
porate communications at
Hormel Foods. Because of the
success weve had with this pro-
gram, and as part of our ongoing
commitment to helping fight
hunger in the areas where we
live and work, we are further
expanding these donations to a
total of 39 locations.
Hormel Foods is helping those
in need both in the United States
and internationally through its
On Our Way to Ending Hunger
program. The company collabo-
rates with retailers, nonprofits
and the government on hunger
relief efforts; nourishes the hun-
gry in the U.S. and abroad; and
motivates individuals and corpo-
rate partners to take action to
fight hunger.
About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation,
based in Austin, Minn., is a
multinational manufacturer and
marketer of consumer-branded
food and meat products, many of
which are among the best known
and trusted in the food industry.
The company leverages its
extensive expertise, innovation
and high competencies in pork
and turkey processing and mar-
keting to bring branded, value-
added products to the global
marketplace. The company is a
member of the Standard &
Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, S&P
Dividend Aristocrats for 2013,
Maplecroft Climate Innovation
Indexes, Global 1000
Sustainable Performance
Leaders and was again named
one of The 100 Best Corporate
Citizens by Corporate
Responsibility Magazine for the
fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods
has been recognized on the G.I.
Jobs magazine list of Americas
Top 100 Military Friendly
Employers in 2012 and 2013.
The company enjoys a strong
reputation among consumers,
retail grocers, foodservice and
industrial customers for prod-
ucts highly regarded for quality,
taste, nutrition, convenience and
value. For more information,
2014, and then the sharing project will be evaluated by HHS and the
county board to determine its effectiveness.
Lisa Chapin gave the board an update on the MNSURE enroll-
ment in the county. She said 656 cases had been opened. Each case
includes an average of 2.5 family members, thus MNSURE enroll-
ment in the county has passed the 1000-person estimate, and is now
at about 1,640 people who will have health insurance who did not
have it before.
Chapin acknowledged that some people who have completed their
enrollment or have tried to enroll are still in limbo, meaning the
computer system at the state level has not placed them in the
enrolled category. She said the department has submitted many
requests for correction of these problems, but the state is backlogged
to March 6 in processing requests for corrections.
When the errors and omissions are corrected, enrolled residents
will receive coverage retroactive to either January 1 or April 1,
depending on when they first tried to enroll.
Commissioners next learned that a county employee has complet-
ed training to become certified in Permanency and Adoption
Competency. This national program is very important to the success
of adoption placements and other permanent child placements.
Neree Jackson took part in the training and received her certificate
on April 7.
Commissioners, continued
Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota
State Patrol
With spring upon us and
motorcycles sharing the high-
ways once again, I wanted to
use this opportunity to bring
some attention to the subject.
Here are the did you know
Did you know, in Minnesota,
over half of motorcycle crashes
are single vehicle crashes?
Motorcycle use is at an all-time
high and the two primary fac-
tors involved when they crash
are driver inexperience and
Did you know one main rea-
son that motorcyclists are killed
in crashes is because the motor-
cycle itself provides virtually no
protection? The occupant pro-
tection that is built in to our
passenger cars protects us
greatly, but cannot be incorpo-
rated within a motorcycle.
Nationwide, 80 percent of
reported motorcycle crashes
result in injury or death; a com-
parable figure for automobiles
is only 20 percent.
Did you know, nationwide,
that 25 percent of motorcycle
operators killed in crashes are
not licensed or are improperly
licensed to operate a motorcy-
Did you know that approxi-
mately half of all fatal single-
vehicle motorcycle crashes
involved alcohol? Driving a
motorcycle requires more skill
and coordination than driving
most other vehicles and impair-
ment, even at lower levels,
diminishes judgment and motor
skills greatly, first and fore-
Did you know it is not advis-
able to buy a motorcycle you
cannot push or pull upright by
yourself? A motorcycle must be
the right fit for the person and
the style of the cycle should fit
the use.
But still, almost half of all
motorcycle crashes involve a
collision with another vehicle.
In many crashes, the driver
never saw the motorcyclist ? or
didn't see the rider until it was
too late. There are many rea-
sons why other drivers do not
see motorcyclists. So its impor-
tant for everyone to pay atten-
For more information on
Motorcycles, crash facts, train-
ing course and research go to:
torcycles .
If you have any questions
concerning traffic related laws
or issues in Minnesota, send
your questions to Trp. Jesse
Grabow Minnesota State
Patrol at 1000 Highway 10
West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-
2205. (You can follow him on
Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach
him at,