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A community newspaper serving Browerville, MN and surrounding areas. USPS 067-560
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Volume 98; Number 40
Todd County Deputy Sheriff
Lonnie Marcyes has announced
his run for the office of Todd
County Sheriff. The Fergus
Falls college graduate has over
11 years experience as both a
Todd County Deputy and previ-
ous positions as an officer in the
cities of Long Prairie, Staples,
and Eagle Bend. Marcyes has
also served as a school liaison
officer, is currently a member of
the snowmobile patrol, and vol-
unteers for the Browerville
firearms safety class.
Marcyes stated, As your
Sheriff, you can be sure that I
will be involved with our com-
munity and build relationships
between the people and my
office. I am committed to lead-
ership and integrity. Fiscal
responsibility, interactive com-
munity meetings, continued
criminal interdiction training
for deputies, and increasing
drug-related arrests are priorities.
Marcyes has received support from within the sheriff's depart-
ment and community leaders. Support for Marcyes is based on his
strong work ethic and knowledge of multiple departments.
I understand the many costs that face our county, said Marcyes.
I will be mindful of how taxpayer dollars are being spent while
being diligent and focused on the safety of our citizens.
Marcyes is a lifelong resident of Todd County. He graduated from
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School and earned his Criminal
Justice degree from Fergus Falls Community College in 2002. He
and his wife, Chelsea, live north of Browerville and have two chil-
dren Jackson (7) and Bentley (2.)
Marcyes looks forward to meeting with Todd County residents
and discussing his plans and outlook for the future of the sheriff s
Todd County Deputy
Lonnie Marcyes announces
run for Todd County Sheriff
Lee Konetzko of Browerville has been a volun-
teer firearms safety instructor for close to 40
years. He was initially recruited by the safety
instructor of that time. Over the years, he has
observed it has been increasingly difficult to get
new people to commit to being volunteer instruc-
tors. Current and past instructors have been very
committed to mentoring our youth. He stated we
need younger instructors who can relate to the
students better than the older instructors who
may not keep up with current technology, etc. that
students are involved in. One change he noted
over time is that there are a lot of students now
that have never had experience with a firearm,
prior to taking firearms safety.
It should be noted that our volunteer safety
instructors are who keep our safety programs
going. We greatly appreciate their time and dedi-
cation to educating our youth, and adults. We
often have adults taking classes with the younger
Konetzko honored
Benefits of organ and tissue donation
seen in local womans gifts of life
By Rin Porter
The death of a young person
saddens everyone, but when that
death provides life for others
through organ donation, it
makes the passing especially
meaningful for those who have
lost their family member, friend,
or coworker.
This was the situation in the
death two weeks ago of Kayla
Sue Hairsine, who lived in Eagle
Bend with her son Kandin and
her mom Candy Schauer. Kayla
worked at Dans Prize in
Browerville for seven years.
Kayla, age 28, died unexpect-
edly at Tri-County Hospital in
Wadena on March 25. She was
part of an extended family that
included her son, her parents,
four siblings, two grandmas, and
a bunch of nieces and nephews.
Some of Kaylas body tissues
were donated after her death,
including her eyes and several
bones, to help a number of peo-
ple. The preparation of the tis-
sue before it can be provided to
people who need it can take sev-
eral months, so its impossible to
know right now how many peo-
ple will be helped by Kaylas
Kayla was laid to rest on April
4. Her father David Phu
Hairsine arrived from Thailand
in time for the funeral.
Kaylas mom told us a little
about Kayla. She said Kayla
loved to be the center of atten-
tion, and liked to surprise people
with what she said. She was a
good-hearted person, she had a
little boy she loved, and a heart
of gold, Candy Schauer said.
In talking with Kaylas son
Kandin, Candy Schauer found
that he agrees with her about
the sudden absence of his mom
Kayla. Shes not gone, she took
a trip and shell be back in a few
days, Kandin said. Thats how
he feels, Mrs. Schauer said. The
reality of his moms death is just
too hard to take in for a little
boy. Eventually it will become
She wouldnt want us to be
sad, Candy said. She advised
Kandin, You do whatever you
want. You talk about the things
she did that made you laugh
hard. You play with your
Candy said the people at
Dans Prize have been wonderful
to the family during this difficult
time. They donated meat for
the wake and funeral and made
sandwiches for those attending
the ceremonies.
April is National Donate Life
month, bringing attention and
awareness to organ donation.
People are encouraged to consid-
er whether to become organ
donors during this month.
Kayla is an example of how a
persons unexpected and sudden
death can give life to others.
She signed up to be an organ
donor years ago.
Over 2.6 million Minnesotans
have already signed up to be
organ donors. This represents
about 60% of all adults in the
state, according to Susan Mau
Larson of Life Source.
Most people sign up through
the Minnesota Division of
Vehicle Services Bureau when
they first get or when they
renew their drivers licenses, or
through Life Source,
Minnesotas primary resource on
organ donation. But you dont
have to wait until your license
expires to become a donor.
Your decision to become an
organ and tissue donor repre-
sents generosity in its highest
form. According to the Life
Source website, if you are taken
to the hospital after an accident
or injury, it is the hospitals
number one priority to save your
life. Your status as a donor is
not considered until after every
effort has been made to save
your life, and death has been
Continued on page 12.
Todd County Deputy
Sheriff Lonnie Marcyes
Kayla Sue Hairsine
By Rin Porter
At the April 1 county board
meeting, commissioners hired
and/or authorized the recruit-
ment of candidates for eight
positions made vacant through
retirements, resignations, and
seasonal needs.
Positions in the Sheriff s
Department, Assessors Office,
Health and Human Services,
and GIS were discussed at previ-
ous meetings, including the
March 25 work session.
Commissioner Randy
Neumann opposed the filling of
several of the positions.
Neumann said he did not want
the county to hire two part-time
home health aides for vacant
positions because he believed
the county was competing with
the private sector home health
aid businesses. HHS Supervisor
Michael Steinbeisser explained
that the private companies in
Todd County do not have enough
staff to care for all the persons in
Todd County who need care, and
that the county was not compet-
ing, but was filling a need for
home care for people who cant
afford private care, or who pre-
fer county services to private
Either way, the taxpayer is
paying for the home health care,
whether it is provided by the
county or by private companies,
Todd Board fills
vacated by
Continued on page 12.
Larry A. Scott
Larry A. Scott, 57, Browerville,
died April 4, 2014 unexpectedly at
his home.
Larry was born January 18,
1957 in San Pablo, California to
Carl and Wynnona (Larson) Scott.
He attended school in San Pablo,
graduating in 1975. Larry then
worked as a farm hand in
Washington and in 1989, he moved
to Iowa and worked in local facto-
ries. He then moved to Minnesota
and wrestled for a short time in the
AWA; then worked in excavation
and landscaping. In 2010, Larry
moved to Browerville and has lived
here since and was a member of the
Christian Motorcycle Association.
Larry is survived by his chil-
dren, Michael Scott, Stillwater,
Jason Woodard, Spirit Lake, IA,
Jamie Phundt, St. Paul, Jeanie
Phundt, Worthington, John
Phundt and Jed Phundt, both of St.
Paul, Michael Robideaux,
Browerville, partner, Michele
Robideaux, brother, Allan Scott,
NV and sister, Beverly Turrey, CA;
special friends Deborah Scott,
Tammy Fuchs and Roger Oostra
and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Carl and Wynnona and
brother, Ken.
Arrangements by Iten Funeral
Home, Browerville.
Steven D. Blank, Sauk Centre,
and Susan A Newman, Sauk
Allen M. Pitschka, Clarissa, and
Felicia L. Riley, Clarissa
Luis G. Rodriguez Rosales,
Melrose, and Maria D. Villalabos
Gil, Melrose
Jerry A. Oliver, Sauk Centre,
and Elisha M. Adams, Sauk Centre
Brittnee and Trevor Jares,
Ottertail, girl, Temperance Kristi
Lynn, 9 lbs 6 oz, March 26, 2014
Candus and Ralph Berry,
Nisswa, girl, Eden Marie, 5 lbs 13
oz, March 26, 2014
Athena and Nick Demel,
Wadena, boy, Michael Stephan
Kurt, 7 lbs 1 oz, March 30, 2014
Amanda Rice and Mitch Seibert,
Pequot Lakes, boy, Levi Karl, 8 lbs
14 oz, March 31, 2014
Elizabeth and Tim Friis, Pillager,
boy, Teigen Eli Bradley, 5 lbs 13 oz,
March 31, 2014
Amanda and Todd Hillukka,
Dent, girl, McKenzie Beth, 8 lbs 2
oz, April 1, 2014
Dannielle and Paul Anderson,
Brainerd, girl, Soffia Frances, 8 lbs,
April 2, 2014
Laurie and Travis Ruonavaara,
Pequot Lakes, girl, Kyra Lynn, 5 lbs
15 oz, April 2, 2014
Rebecca and Nathan Hillman,
Staples, girl, Sheloa Anne, 8 lbs 10
oz, April 4 2014
Looking Back
50 years ago - April 9, 1964
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Pogreba, Browerville, a boy, James
Robert, 8 lb. 5 oz., April 3, 1964
Junior League Bowling Champs
were: Lois Jonckowski, Joan
Johon, Sam Myers, Tim Fisher, Joe
Myers and Deanna Pufpaff
25 years ago - April 13, 1989
The Browerville Tigers won
their second game at the H.H.H.
Metrodome Saturday, April 8,
1989, when they defeated martin
County West, 10-6, in eight
innings. Browerville team mem-
bers pictured were: Joe Butler,
Ryan Thompson, Scott Zigan, Doug
Crawford, Chad Stender, Roger
Irsfeld, Andy Werder, Marty Host,
Erik Beck, Mark Hadash, Fred
Duncan, Steve Funk, Chet
Christensen, Andy Jacobson, Dave
Steinmetz, and Brad Weske
Happy Birthday this week to:
Apr. 10: Kim Bryniarski, Bob
Winkler; Apr. 11: David Buysse,
Richard Tepley; Apr. 12: Lisa Rolfs,
Mikayla Torfin, Craig Dropik; Apr.
13: Bernice Krist, Tapper Loesch;
Apr. 14: Sarah John, Dawn Larson-
Spindler, Arnold Abrahamson, Kayle
Peterson, Micha Benpler, Chris
Lindquist; Apr. 15. Gladys Hokenson,
Lorraine Sahron, Kathy Lucas; Apr.
16: Joey Iten, Anne Winkler, Scott
Happy Anniversary this week
to: Apr. 11: Dwight and Jervae
Brooks; Apr. 12: Tom and Evelyn
Ulick; Apr. 13: Jim and Alice Motzko,
Chad and Paula Becker; Apr. 15: Jim
and Debbie Wieshalla; Apr. 16: David
and Marcella Abrahamson
Prairie Pothole Region
The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR)
landscape, known for its diverse wet-
lands and large areas of native
prairie, provides critical habitat for
many of the nations migratory birds,
including grassland birds.
Maintaining wetlands and grass-
lands in the region provide diverse
benefits, including water quality pro-
tection, potential flood reduction, car-
bon sequestration and enhanced wet-
land and wildlife habitat.
Recent expansion of corn and soy-
bean production in the PPR, located
in the upper Midwest and Northern
Plains, has created new pressures on
grasslands and wetlands. Several
factors are driving the expansion and
intensity of crop production, includ-
ing commodity prices, warming
weather patterns, and improved crop
varieties that allow for the growing of
more corn and soybeans. These driv-
ers create short-term incentives to
convert existing grasslands -- both
native prairie or expiring
Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP) acreage -- and some wetlands
to crop production.
Significant conversion of these
working agricultural lands can have
adverse impacts on water quality,
wildlife habitat and water quantity
in the region.
To stem the tide of conversion,
NRCS is offering farmers and ranch-
ers various financial and technical
options to consider before they con-
vert grasslands or wetlands to crop-
land. These options will provide
farmers and ranchers with economi-
cally viable alternatives to protect
their grasslands and wetlands.
Protecting the soil, water and wildlife
habitat resources of the region is
compatible with making a living off
the land.
If you would like to improve soil,
water and wildlife habitat in the
Prairie Pothole Region, contact the
Long Prairie NRCS office is located
at 607 9th Street NE, Long Prairie
and we can be reached via tele-
phone at 320-732-6618 ext. 3.
The Browerville Blade, Page 2 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Topsy is
turning 80
There will be a surprise
party for Topsy
Saturday, April 12th
from 1:00 5:00 p.m.
Community Center in
Browerville, MN
Please stop by to wish Topsy
a Happy Birthday
(no gifts
There will be
(make your
and cake
(Topsys favorite
food group)
Ham Dinner
Sunday, April 13
11 am - 1:30 pm
Christ the King Church
Adults $8
6 - 12 $4
Prepared by the men of the parish
St. Anns
Mission Sale
Sunday April 13
10:30 - 1 pm
Christ the King
School Gym
Browerville, MN
Double Eagle Golf & Grille Double Eagle Golf & Grille
NOWOPEN Friday & Saturday 5 pm
Friday/Lent Specials: BBQ Ribs 1Lb. $6
All You Can Eat Fish $8.99 Prime Rib
Saturday: Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo
Surf & Turf Prime Rib
Full Menu Available Broasted Chicken Burgers Homemade Pizza
NEW MEMBERS $100 Gift Certificate
MEMBER REFERAL $50 Gift Certificate
218-738-5155 Cty Rd 3 Eagle Bend
The Browerville Blade, Page 3 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Peggys Potpourri
Blood Drive
With the arrival of spring
comes sunnier days, warmer
temperatures and a chance at a
fresh start. The American Red
Cross encourages eligible donors
to make blood donation part of
their spring ritual and help sup-
port patients like 5-year-old
Nathan Pennington.
In April of last year, Nathan
was diagnosed with an aggres-
sive form of brain cancer called
medulloblastoma. Nathan has
received several blood product
transfusions to help sustain his
life following surgery to remove
the tumor and currently receives
periodic platelet transfusions as
he continues his recovery.
Nathan wouldnt be here
without lifesaving blood donors
its as simple as that, said Corey
Pennington, Nathans father.
Our family will always be grate-
ful to all the blood donors who
make sure patients like Nathan
have the blood they need.
Make a difference this spring
by rolling up a sleeve for patients
in need. Visit HYPERLINK
""r or call 1-800-
RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to
learn more and schedule an
Upcoming blood donation
April 16 f- 12 -6 p.m., VFW
Post 8391, Highway 71,
Browerville, MN
April 30 - 1 -7 p.m., Bertha
High School, Bertha, MN
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
to make an appointment or for
more information. All blood
types are needed to ensure a reli-
able supply for patients. A blood
donor card or drivers license or
two other forms of identification
are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years of
age (16 with parental consent in
some states), weigh at least 110
pounds and are in generally good
health may be eligible to donate
blood. High school students and
other donors 18 years of age and
younger also have to meet cer-
tain height and weight require-
Todd County
recognizes prevention
is key to saving
lives and money
The American Public Health
Association (APHA) declares
April 7-13, 2014 as this years
National Public Health Week
with a theme of Public Health:
Start Here. APHA organizes a
National Public Health Week
each year to recognize the contri-
bution of public health to our
communities and to raise aware-
ness and support for key public
health issues.
Over the past 30 years, obesi-
ty rates have nearly tripled
among U.S. kids and teens and
have doubled among adults,
leading to a population at risk
for cardiovascular diseases, dia-
betes, and other serious health
problems. There are 112,000 obe-
sity-related deaths each year.
The annual direct medical care
costs of obesity are a staggering
$152 billion. The indirect costs,
which include the value of lost
productivity, insurance premi-
ums and compensation, and
absence from work, are $73 bil-
lion each year, totaling $225 bil-
lion per year in obesity-related
costs. However, recent data
reveals that obesity rates have
declined for the first time in
many years. Investments in pub-
lic health are leading to improve-
ments in food choices and oppor-
tunities for physical activity,
resulting in reductions in obesity
rates and health care costs.
The proverb an ounce of pre-
vention is worth a pound of cure
could not be more accurate when
it comes to health care, stated
Megan Beaudry, community
health educator with Todd
County Health & Human
Services and Health4Life.
Many diseases are preventable
and taking simple steps, such as
getting immunizations and vac-
cines, routine physicals, regular
exercise, and proper nutrition,
while also avoiding tobacco and
alcohol, can prevent serious and
costly health problems.
Health4life is a collaboration
of the Cass, Morrison, Todd, and
Wadena Public Health Agencies
that promotes, maintains, and
improves health for life.
Health4Life supports local
schools, colleges, clinics, hospi-
tals, businesses, and community-
based groups in creating sustain-
able solutions. With a goal to
prevent chronic diseases,
Health4Life works with commu-
nity partners to decrease tobacco
exposure, increase physical
activity and healthy eating
opportunities, and improve
health care preventative services
in the community.
It is important for us to work
with diverse community part-
ners, stated Megan Beaudry.
We want to ensure health for
life for all of our community
For more information about
National Public Health Week,
Library brings back
Read Down Fines Week
Following the success of Read
Down Your Fines weeks in 2013,
Great River Regional Library
(GRRL) will repeat the effort
April 14-19 in recognition of
National Library Week.
During Read Down Your Fines
week, teens and juveniles who
have accumulated fines on their
library accounts may read at the
library to reduce the amount
they owe. Fifteen minutes of
reading wipes out $1 in fines.
The first Read Down Your Fines
week took place in June 2013,
when 173 minor cardholders
took part. Another 145 took part
during a second Read Down Your
Fines week in October.
Library staff like to see a busy
childrens area and teen space.
They believe it is in the best
interest of all young people that
they be able to take full advan-
tage of library services. Read
Down Your Fines provides a
measure of compromise and for-
giveness for those who have not
always been able to return mate-
rials promptly for the use of oth-
Young people arent always to
blame when items are returned
late, said Beth Ringsmuth
Stolpman, Patron Services
Specialist. Sometimes another
family member checks out mate-
rials on their card, and some-
times they dont have trans-
portation available to get to the
library. Even if they have been
forgetful or irresponsible, theyre
kids and we need to remember
that. Read Down Your Fines is
only available to those 16 and
younger, and it only applies to
fines accumulated for late
returns, not to charges for lost or
damaged materials.
Individuals who want to take
advantage of Read Down Your
Fines can speak to staff at their
library. In the case of very young
children with fines on their
cards, parents may read down
the childs fines by reading to
them in the library. The program
is supported by public donations
and will be available at all 32
GRRL locations. Young people
who want to take part should
speak with library staff as local
procedures may vary.
Individuals who wish to donate
to Read Down Your Fines may do
so through the librarys website,
Annual TCCA
volunteer recognition
and monthly meeting
All seniors and staff represt-
ing senior services are invited to
attend the annual volunteer
recognition and monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the
Clarissa Ballroom. The public is
Please register by April 8 at
TCCA, c/o Florence Rickbeil, 250
4th St W. Apt 8, Browerville, Mn.
56438 or call 320-594-6391.
Everyone must register for
the meal at no charge.
Questions-call Verna at 320-
Central Minnesota
Tea Party Patriots
Central Minnesota Tea Party
Patriots are scheduled to meet
Monday, April 14th. Doors open
at 6 pm for social time, meeting
starts at 6:30 pm at the Church
of Christ in Browerville on Hwy
71/Main St, kitty corner across
from the car wash/Duane's
Repair. This month we have a
speaker on Church and State.
Afterwards there will be open
mic. These meetings are open to
any conservative-minded friends
and neighbors.
Screen-Free Week
event at Lakewood
Lakewood Health System
invites you and your children to
help them celebrate National
Screen-Free Week with a special
event on Friday, April 25 from 4
to 6 p.m. on the Lower Level of
Lakewoods Main Campus. The
event will include fun crafts,
crazy games, and delicious
snacks and kids will receive
health and wellness tips for the
whole family.
National Screen-Free Week is
May 5 through 11 and families,
schools and communities across
the country are encouraged to
turn off entertainment screen
media, like TVs, video games,
phones, etc., and read, play, day-
dream, create, explore nature
and spend more time with family
and friends instead.
For more information and to
register, please call 218-894-
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
A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.
Temperatures on the moon can drop to 250 degrees below zero.
Because the moon keeps the same face turned pointed towards the Earth it is in
synchronous rotation.
Heating moon dust to 800 degree centigrade will turn it into water.
When the moon is in the sky all day but lies in the direction of the sun its night side
faces Earth so no lunar surface is visible. This is often incorrectly referred to as "New Moon" but
should be referred to as "No Moon".
There is no "Dark Side of the Moon" - the moon rotates around the Earth and so all sides of the
moon are hit hit by the Sun at some point. However there is a "Far Side of the Moon" which is the side
facing away from Earth.
The moon moves a distance the size of its own diameter in about 2 minutes (1/2 degree). This is par-
ticularly relevant for photographers shooting pictures of the Moon.
Although much of what the moon is composed of is not thoroughly known, what is known has
from what has been collected and brought back to Earth (by the Apollo missions) and by studies per-
formed on the moon itself, as well as from remote studying using telescopes. The moon used to have
volcanoes which brought igneous rock to the surface containing feldspar, quartz, and olivine, and
unique to the moon tranquillityite, armalcolite, and pyroxferroite.
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.....Les Brown
Chicken Divan
3 broccoli crowns 2-3 cups cooked chicken
1 tsp dried thyme 4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour 2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups whole milk 3 pinches of nutmeg
2 Tbsp white wine a good squeeze of half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste 1/3 - 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and butter a large, shallow baking
dish. Cut the broccoli into florets and peel and chop the stem. Steam the
broccoli for 5 minutes. Place the broccoli in the baking dish and sprin-
kle with salt. In a large sauce pan slowly melt the butter. Whisk in the
flour and cook, whisking constantly for 3-4 minutes. Whisk in the chick-
en stock, milk, wine, nutmeg and a little salt and pepper, and bring to
a boil whisking constantly. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, stir-
ring frequently so your milk doesn't burn Add the lemon juice and the
chopped chicken and taste for seasoning. Season with salt and pepper
if needed. Pour this mixture over the broccoli and top with the
Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is browned and bubbly.
March B-Safe winners
The lucky March B-Safe winners of $50 Prairie Buck certifi-
cates at Farmers Union Industries Long Prairie complex:
Jerry Papenfuss, Steve Ahrendt, & Ron John.
The Browerville Blade, Page 4 Thursday, April 10, 2014
(320) 594-2911
Publisher/Editor: Aaron Quirt
Office Manager: Peggy Freyholtz
Ad Sales: Stacey Rushmeyer
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The weather Sunday was the nicest it has been since some-
time last year. It wasnt one of those perfect spring days, but it
was a lot better than what weve been tolerating for months. The
wind was blowing but it was at least warm. It was a perfect day
to go for a ride in the Mule.
An ATV, like anything with wheels and an engine is prone to
mechanical problems. I can do a lot of things, but I do not spe-
cialize in repairing things with moving parts. Years ago, my
father-in-law taught me all I know about repairing engines. He
said all it takes is fuel, air, and a spark, and the engine would
run. A couple of weeks ago, the Mule would not start. With my
vast knowledge of engines, I ran all the diagnostics I had. The air
filter was clean, the engined turned over and when you touched
the end of the spark plug, there was enough spark to make a per-
son say bad words. The problem had to be lack of fuel. I filled the
gas tank, changed the fuel filter and still nothing. It must be the
fuel pump.
Acouple of hundred dollars later, I was the proud owner of a brand new Kawasaki fuel pump.
I sure hoped this would solve the problem and how hard could it be to install.
Sunday was the day I put my mechanic abilities to the test. I took the new part out of the box
and started looking for something near the gas tank or the engine that looked similar. Much to
my surprise, I found a part that looked exactly like the new one. This was going to be easier
than I thought. I pushed the Mule to a level spot in the driveway where the rocks all seem to be
sharp, and crawled under. The person that installed the fuel pump obviously knew he would not
be the one to have to replace it. It was well attached with strange rubber clamps in a place only
tiny little hands would fit. Everything near the fuel pump had sharp edges.
I must say, if a person had to be laying on their back, reaching into tight spaces while getting
their hands cut to bits, this was a nice morning for it. The sun was shining and turkeys gobbled
off in the distance while I muttered curse words under my breath. Installing the new fuel pump
was just as difficult as removing the old one. When the process was complete, I washed the drip-
ping blood from my hands before attempting to start the engine. That few minutes gave me time
to calm down and think rationally, just in case my mechanical diagnosis was incorrect. With all
the optimism of a person that does not know what they are doing, I turned the key. It started
right up. I am a genius. My father-in-law taught me well; not very much, but well.
My wife was talking on the phone to her sister, Mary, when I drove up to the porch to show
off my accomplishment. I was about to stop when a sound came out of the bowels of the Mule
sounding like a full set of silverware going through a garbage disposal. Even Mary, over the
phone said, That does not sound good. She was right, but I, being the experienced mechanic I
am, knew exactly what the problem was. It was the old mice putting hickory nuts in the clutch
housing trick. Another hour, another pint of blood, and my wife and I were off enjoying a
Sunday afternoon ride in the Mule.
No mechanic
By Walter Scott
Hi all,
Is spring really finally here? By the looks of my entry floor it is. Mud-
dried mud-dirt-yuck!! But we all know we have to put up with this to get
to the really nice weather. All that melted snow had to go somewhere--
and a lot of it seems to have gone right in front of our garage. I have been
leaving my car out rather than wade through the muck. This is my least
favorite time of year. The little snow that is left is dirty-the yard is messy
from the dogs-the cow yard is smelly and my floors are dirty, gritty, and
wet. But, other than that we are all happy winter has loosened its nasty
grip on us. I think we will still get some snow, but it wont last long now.
Aaron spent all day Sunday outdoors and enjoyed every minute of it.
He had a young niece and nephew visiting and took them along for much
of the day. They were wet and muddy by the end of it, but had a really
good time.
Speaking of wet and muddy, Staceys Emma sat on the curb Sunday
afternoon filling a bottle with water as it ran down the street, dumping it
out and filling it again over and over. Innocent fun, except she had her
new pink leggings on and from the last report I heard, they will never
look new again. And--the dogs--THE DOGS! Words cannot express my
disgust at our dogs. They are wet, muddy and stinky. They lay on the
back step and I have a muddy St. Bernard shaped silhouette on the door.
We had a really nice weekend. Sonny took Lydia (4) and Martha (2)
shopping at the Thread Shed. He learned that to help little girls choose
something the choices need to be limited to three or four things. Just
turning them loose to pick something out was a little overwhelming at
that age, and it takes a really long time! But they did eventually make
their choices and then headed across the street to my moms house for a
visit. They had picked up rolls on the way to Browerville, and after the
girls showed Grandma Peva (thats what they call my mom) their treas-
ures, they had rolls and coffee.
I did some laundry and a little housework before heading to Brainerd
to take my son, Michael, out for his birthday. We had a really nice meal,
and a very nice visit. He is such a busy guy that I rarely see him, and real-
ly appreciated the one on one time.
That evening we had my sister and her husband over for supper, then
went to the Community Theater play in Wadena. I had made the peachy
bread pudding with caramel sauce for dessert (the recipe was in last
weeks Potpourri.) Apparently it was a big hit, because Sonny proclaimed
it better than chocolate. There is no higher praise to be had. The man
LOVES chocolate and for him to say that was better means it was really
good. He as requested it for Easter dessert.
Sunday we had a potluck dinner after church and had a time to visit
with everyone. The time went so fast it was 2 pm before we knew it. When
we got home we had a visit from my daughter, Kristi, and granddaugh-
ter, Brittany. They were telling us all about Jennas wedding plans and
Brittany referred to her as a Bridezilla. Im so happy my kids are all
married and I dont have to be involved in planning or paying for a wed-
ding. Now I just wait for an invitation, buy a gift and attend the event.
Easy! The wedding wont take place until July 2015 and will be held at
the grounds of the Glensheen Mansion on Lake Superior, so I still have
time to adjust myself to the idea of being the grandmother of the bride.
How can that be possible? Plus it is an opportunity to go to Duluth, which
I love, so its all good.
Stacey is heading to Florida with her family on Saturday. The kids are
really excited about the trip, as is their exchange student, Morten. They
will be in Pensacola, with the white sand beaches. Aaron and I will be
here holding down the fort--and hoping we still have nice spring weather
while she is gone. It would be all kinds of wrong for us to have a hit of
cold and snow while she is basking in the sun.
This Friday I will be taking a day off from the Blade and having four
little people, ages two, four, six and eight, for a couple of days. Their par-
ents are going to a home schooling conference in Duluth and
Sonny and I will be kept busy and entertained, I have no doubt. I have
been preparing by getting out fun things for them to do, lining up books
to read, good old Disney movies to watch and praying for nice weather so
they can spend time outdoors with Grandpa. I will be making kid friend-
ly food, which is also some of my favorites too. Cant go wrong with hot
dogs and chips, pizza, and some ice cream thrown in for good measure.
The sleeping arrangements are all prepared too, so things will hope-
fully go smoothly. This will be the first time Martha has had a sleep over
with us, but with her siblings there Im not anticipating any problems.
I really cant think of anything else to write--and this looks like a long
enough letter. Hope you all make or take time to enjoy some serious
spring time fun. We are all happy to feel the grip of Old Man Winter loos-
ening at last.
Happy spring,
Letter from the Country
By Rin Porter, District
One Commission
The Todd County
Planning Commission
held a public hearing on
Thursday, April 3, at 7 PM
at the Historic Courthouse
in Long Prairie. Present
were: commission mem-
bers Jim Pratt, Mike
Wiener, Lloyd Graves,
Gene Irsfeld, and Rin
Porter; board liaison Commissioner Rod Erickson; Planning and Zoning staff Linda Bleess and Chris
There were three items on the agenda. Following are the results of the public hearing:
1. David Patterson and Shannon OToole, Application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to create
a one-lot subdivision on their property in Section 32 of Long Prairie Township on U.S. 71, consisting
of the Preliminary Plat of Prairie Lakes III, of 30.41 acres with 9.75 acres buildable. Application
for Rezoning for all the portion of the W2 NW4 west of U.S. 71, Section 32, Long Prairie township that
is currently zoned R-2, to Commercial, to put all land in the proposed plat into a single zoning classi-
The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUPand the rezoning to the County
2. Arnold Jenc, application for a CUP to create a two-lot subdivision on his property in Section 23
of Birchdale Township on Alcott Drive, consisting of the Preliminary Plat of Jenc Addition, of 3.29
acres for Lot 1 and 5.23 acres for Lot 2, for single family residences. Application for Rezoning for all
of the portion of the proposed plat that is further than 1,000 feet from Sauk Lake, from the current
AAF-2 zone to Shoreland RD.
The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the CUPand the rezoning to the County
3. Stelling Land and Cattle, Inc., owner Tim Stelling, application for a CUP to expand his existing
feedlot in Section 5 of West Union Township on 127th Ave, from 350 Animal Units to 775, and to con-
struct a 90 x 300 ft finishing barn for beef cattle. Mr. Stelling has met all the requirements of the
SWCD and MPCAto bring his operation into full compliance with feedlot rules and update his manure
management plan.
The Planning commission voted to recommend approval of the CUP to the County Board.
The next meeting of the Todd County Planning Commission will take place on Thursday, May 1, at
7 PM at the Historic Courthouse.
that default has occurred in the
conditions of the following
described mortgage:
Mortgagor: Alan R.
Paskewitz and Vicki L. Paskewitz,
husband and wife
Mortgagee: Bank of
America, N.A.
Dated: 12/12/2007
Recorded: 12/17/2007
Todd County Recorder
Document No. 453706
Transaction Agent: N/A
Transaction Agent Mortgage ID
No: N/A
Lender or Broker: Bank of
America, N.A.
Servicer: Bank of America, N.A.
Mortgage Originator: Bank of
America, N.A.
PROPERTY: The Northeast
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter
(NE 1/4 SW1/4) of Section Twenty
(20), Township One Hundred
Thirty-two (132) North, Range
Thirty-two (32) West of the 5th
P.M., according to the United
States Government Survey
This is Abstract Property.
TAX PARCEL NO.: 08-0019200
41601 COUNTY 7
GAGEE: 284,183.08
That prior to the commencement
of this mortgage foreclosure pro-
ceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of
Mortgagee complied with all notice
requirements as required by
statute; that no action or proceed-
ing 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
May 29, 2014, 10:00 AM
of Todd County Detention Center,
City of Long Prairie
to pay the debt then secured by
said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on
said premises, and the costs and
disbursements, including attor-
neys' fees allowed by law subject to
redemption within 1 Year from the
date of said sale by the mort-
gagor(s), their personal representa-
tives 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 prop-
erty redeemed under Minnesota
Statutes section 580.23 is May 29,
2015 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing
date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal
holiday, then the date to vacate is
the next business day at 11:59 p.m.
Dated: April 2, 2014
Bank of America, N.A.,
By: Michael T. Oberle, Ben I.
Rust, Jonathan R. Cuskey,
Michael V. Schleisman, Tracy J.
Attorneys for:
Bank of America, N.A.,
55 East Fifth Street, Suite 800
St. Paul, MN 55101-1718
A.M. ON April 25, 2014
PRIME SP: 7708-39
7708-39 (T.H. 71=004)
NHPP 0071 (313)
LOCATION: In Todd County
on T.H. 71 From 650' North of CR
21 to 330' South of 1st St. in City of
TYPE OF WORK: Grading,
Bituminous Surfacing, Watermain,
Sanitary Storm Sewer, Lighting
and ADA Improvements
LENGTH: 0.892 Miles
October 31, 2014
are submitting a bid via "Two Way
Electronic" bidding, you need not
return the hard copy proposal (all
other requirements shall remain in
effect). If you are utilizing ANY
INDICATED IN 1209. You must
initial changes made in the "Bid
Schedule" and acknowledge adden-
da on Form 21126D, which is
attached to the back of the propos-
TELEPHONE NO. 651-296-1796
Important Information
Regarding Assessment and
Classification of Property
This may affect your
2015 property taxes.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Appeal and Equalization
for Turtle Creek Township shall
meet on April 22, 2014, 9:00 am,
at the Townhall. The purpose of
this meeting is to determine
whether taxable property in the
jurisdiction has been properly val-
ued and classified by the assessor,
and to determine whether correc-
tions need to be made.
If you believe the value or clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sors office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are still not satisfied
with the valuation or classifica-
tion after discussing it with your
assessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall
review the valuation, classifica-
tion, or both if necessary, and
shall correct it as needed.
Generally, an appearance before
your local board of appeal and
equalization is required by law
before an appeal can be taken to
the county board of appeal and
*The board of appeal and
equalization meeting will be
scheduled by appointment
only. Please call the Todd
County Assessors Office to
schedule an appointment.
Phone (320) 732-4432
Given under my hand this 3rd
day of April, 2014.
Roxanne Japp,
Township Clerk
Important Information
Regarding Assessment and
Classification of Property
This may affect your
2015 property taxes.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Appeal and Equalization
for Hartford Township shall meet
on April 17, 2014, 9:00 am, at the
Townhall. The purpose of this
meeting is to determine whether
taxable property in the jurisdic-
tion has been properly valued and
classified by the assessor, and to
determine whether corrections
need to be made.
If you believe the value or clas-
sification of your property is incor-
rect, please contact your asses-
sors office to discuss your con-
cerns. If you are still not satisfied
with the valuation or classifica-
tion after discussing it with your
assessor, you may appear before
the local board of appeal and
equalization. The board shall
review the valuation, classifica-
tion, or both if necessary, and
shall correct it as needed.
Generally, an appearance before
your local board of appeal and
equalization is required by law
before an appeal can be taken to
the county board of appeal and
*The board of appeal and
equalization meeting will be
scheduled by appointment
only. Please call the Todd
County Assessors Office to
schedule an appointment.
Phone (320) 732-4432
Given under my hand this 3rd
day of April, 2014.
Terry Rickbeil, Clerk
Closing date: April 30th, 2014
Sealed bids will be accepted
until 10:00 A.M., April 30th, 2014
by the Todd County Public Works
Director/Engineer and County
Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside
Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota
56347 for the following construc-
tion projects:
SAP 077-621-018
SAP 077-623-009
SAP 077-644-001
CP 14:62
CP 14:67
CP 77-14-01
CP 77-14-06 City of Hewitt
Street Project
This is an abbreviated advertise-
ment. A full advertisement can be
viewed by going to the Public
Works website at HYPERLINK
Loren Fellbaum
Public Works Director/
Todd County
Property Transfers
WTY Hemming Bros Inc to
Steven L Greenwaldt 3-12-14
Lot 1 Blk 1 & Lots 1 & 2 Blk 2
Clarissa Railroad Add rec 3-17-
WTY-JT Merrill D Klebs
etux to Randolph L Becker etux
3-11-14 pt Lots 8 & 9 Blk 2
Kilburns Add to townsite of
Bertha rec 3-19-14
E & Doris M Harlow at co-
trustees of the Priscilla J
Harlow Revocable Trust
Agreement dated 10-22-98 to
Doris M & Charles E Harlow as
co-trustees of the Revocable
Trust Agreement of Priscilla J
Harlow f/b/o Charles E Harlow
3-6-14 pt Lots 13 of Auditors
Subd of the E 706 ft of the
SE4SE4 3-132-35 rec 3-19-14
QCD Donovan R Farris etux
to Donovan R Farris at trustees
of the Donovan R Farris
Revocable Trust Agreement
dated 3-27-00 as amended 3-
14-14 pt Lots 6,7,8,9 Blk 1
Townsite of Staples Mill rec 3-
QCD John D Mezera Jr aka
John D Mezera to John D
Mezera Jr as Trustee of the
John D Mezera Jr Revocble
Trust dated 9-19-13 N2SE4 &
N2S2SE4 18-129-32 & pt
E2SW4 18-129-32 rec 3-19-14
WTY John Steven Ecker
etux to Dilan Reimer 3-14-14 pt
Lot 2 Blk 5 Original Townsite
of the Village of Long Prairie
rec 3-20-14
International Bank & Trust to
Lee R Hoggatt etux 3-17-14
Lots 18 & 19 Blk 8 Stewart &
Bartraws Add to the Town of
Staples Mill rec 3-20-14
LIM WTY The Secretary of
Housing and Urban
Development to Todd Hubbard
3-19-14 Lot 2 Blk 1 Kemps
Second Add to the Village of
Clarissa rec 3-20-14
LIM WTY Bank of America
NAto Secretary of Housing and
Urban Development 1-11-13
NW4SW4 27-130-35 rec 3-21-
QCD Xavier A Olson to Jack
T Mcfedries aka Jack Thomas
Mcfedries 3-4-14 Lot 3 Blk 1
Brannon Add to the Townsite of
Staples rec 3-21-14
QCD Leon J Siegel etal to
Fred S Siegel 2-26-13 Lot 5
Lake Beauty East Shores rec 3-
QCD Fred S Siegel to Co-
Trustee of the Siegel Family
Revocable Trust 4-22-13 Lot 5
Lake Beauty East Shores rec 3-
WTY-JT Gabriel Rodriguez
Jr etux to Richard J Tembreull
etal 3-21-14 Lot 28 Blk 1 Early
Inn Estates CIC #26 rec 3-24-
Cred Un to Richard P Jacobson
etux 3-24-14 Lot 7 Blk 1 Early
Inn Estates CIC #26 rec 3-25-
QCD Robert M Gessell etal
to Robert M Gessell etal 3-1-14
NE4SW4 and NW4SE4 1-128-
32 rec 3-25-14
WTY-JT Vernon J Vangsness
etux to Bradley H Forsell etal
3-21-14 Grantors interest in
Lots 13-17 and pt Lot 18 Buck
Point rec 3-26-14
QCD-JT Arthur P Shroyer
etux to Earl Hoffman etal 3-24-
14 pt Lot 17 Aud Subd of
SE4NE4 and GL 4 7-127-32 rec
WTY-JT Carol J Watters to
Earl Hoffman etal 3-24-14 pt
Lot 17 Aud Subd of SE4NE4
and GL 4 7-127-32 rec 3-26-14
WTY Long Prairie Housing
and Redevelopment Authority
to Kimberly K Erickson 3-14-
14 Lot 30 Blk 1 McClures Add
to Long Prairie rec 3-27-14
WTY Kimberly K Erickson
to Ruben Mendoza Amora 3-14-
14 Lot 30 Blk 1 McClures Add
to Long Prairie rec 3-27-14
WTY-JT Vernon A Wessel to
Kenneth J Smieja etal 3-20-14
E2SW4 24-128-32 rec 3-27-14
WTY-JT Carl E Farber etux
to Thomas Williamson etal 3-
21-14 pt W2NW4 36-129-35 rec
QCD Greystone Golf Club
LLD to Greystone Golf Club
Inc 3-13-14 pt GL 1 and pt
N2SW4NE4 27-127-34 rec 3-
The Browerville Blade, Page 5 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Girls 2014
Softball Schedule
Maple Lake
Eagle Valley
Eden Valley-Watkins
West Central Area School
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Kimball Area
Eagle Valley
Ottertail Central Bulldogs
Boys 2014
Baseball Schedule
St. John's Prep
Bertha-Hewitt Verndale
Kimball Area
Eagle Valley
West Central Area School
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle H.S.
West Central Area School
St. John's Prep
Eagle Valley
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle H.S.
Lac qui Parle Valley
Boys Track & Field
Ashton Espree
Austin Strom
Austin Twardowski
Benton Johnson
Billy Dreher
Bo Olson
Bryce Irsfeld
Christian Sutlief
Cody Hansmeyer
Colton Hendrickson
Dalton Butler
Damian Lange
Dawson Quistorff
Devin Lange
Dillon Wehrenberg
Griffin Webster
Issac Stearns
Jackson Polak
Jake Iten
Jasen Michel
Jordan Gorder
Jordan Salber
Jordan Thielen
Josiah Cole
Kellen Pulliam
Logan Knutson
Matthew May
Matthew Schettler
Michael Thompson
Nic Becker
Nic Davey
Noah Becker
Russell Parteka
Ryan Warwick
Tyler Kolles
Girls Track & Field
Abigail Irsfeld
Ali Benning
Ali Bryniarski
Amy Michel
Azade Cakmak
Brittany Martin
Caitlin Robak
Dani Leagjeld
Danielle Sand
Dominique Ludwig
Emily Hinnenkamp
Hannah Lindquist
Josie Brichacek
Julia Blommel
Katelyn Middendorf
Kendra Buchta
Kylie Crowe-Montanez
Marah May
Megan Abrahamson
Megan Carry
Morgan Thielen
Noelle Host
Olivia Irsfeld
Teresa Tynio
Valaria Zins
Veronica Ferriua
Zara Einerwold
Varsity Boys Baseball
Bryce Borchert
Tanner Stepaniak
Noah Iten
Jackson Wollenburg
Trent Johnson
Corey Sovich
Grant Heid
Cody Lisson
Jordan Thielen
Isaac Stearns
Bryce Irsfeld
Austin Duncan
Brendan Emery
Varsity Girls Softball
Harley May
Quinn Kircher
MaKenna Hegseth
Haley Piotrowski
Clara Cline
Rakel Bryniarski
Kale Knutson
Madison Hudalla
Caitlin Robak
Kennady Hudalla
Madison Kelle n
Andi Buhl
Kateyln Middendorf
Paige Callahan
Kateyln Kellen
Katie Aksamit
Grace Bruder
Nicole Hinnenkamp
Emily Lisson
Crystal Pearson
Seniors lead the way for
the Tigers at Bemidji
By Coach Lais
On April 1st the Tigers boy and girls track team traveled to Bemidji to
compete in the Little Amik Meet. The seniors led the Tigers at the meet
with the high placing in many events. Matthew Schettler was the high-
est placer finishing 2nd in the 60 meter hurdles. In the girls 60 meter
hurdles Morgan Thielen place 9th and Dominique Ludwig placed 11th.
Abigail Irsfeld was the highest placer for the girls placing 8th in Long
Jump. The next place winner in long jump was Kylie Crowe-Montanez
placing 20th followed by Dani Leagjeld, Valaria Zins, Brittany Martin,
Azade Cakmak, Kullakanya Jirawattanaporn and Veronica Ferriua also
did well for the first time competing in long jump.
In boys long jump Schettler again was the high place winner finishing
6th followed by Cody Hansmeyer and Nic Becker. Dani Leagjeld placed
9th and Abigail Irsfeld placed 14th in triple jump. Ludwig placed 25th
in shot put. Billy Dreher placed 13th in shot put.
In the 60 meter dash Crowe-Montanez lead the way followed by Zare
Einerwold, Marah May, Ali Benning, Jirawattanaporn, Ferriua and
Cakmak. In the boys 60 meter dash Jordan Thielen placed 9th. Jake
Iten, Dawson Quistorff, Dalton Butler, Devin Lange and Josiah Cole also
all ran the 60 meter dash and did well. Matthew May lead the way for
the Tigers in the 400 meter dash. Damian Lange, Jordan Salber, and Nic
Becker also competed in the 400. The senior 4x200 meter team of
Jackson Polak, Thielen, Hansmeyer, and Schettler placed 6th overall. In
the girls 800 meter run Megan Carry and Oliva Irsfeld Placed 8th and
9th respectfully. The girls placed 12th out of 18 teams and the boys 10th
out of 18 teams.
We now have a good starting point for the season. With lots of hard
work we can achieve our goals throughout the season.
Browerville summer recreation is looking for a
person to coach Elementary Baseball two days a
week for 1 and 1/2 hours each day. Please con-
tact the Browerville High school office and/or
Wayne Petermeier at the High School Office to
enquire. 320-594-2272. This will be open until
Monday April, 14th 2014
Browerville Public
School Lunch Menu
Mon. April 14: Taco boat/fix-
ings, corn/broccoli, pears/apple,
Tue. April 15: Chicken chow
mein, rice/chow mein noodles,
green beans, pineapple/peaches,
Wed. April 16: Hot ham &
cheese, mashed potatoes, corn,
pear slices/orange, milk
Thur. April 17: Hot dog,
baked beans/cucumbers, tri
taters/ketchup, apple/peach
slices, milk
Fri. April 18: GOOD FRIDAY
Tiger Sports
Mon. April 14:
BB hosts Royalton
Tue. April 15:
BB hosts Kimball;
SB hosts Swanville; Track @
Thur. April 17: BB @
Osakis; Track @ Pillager
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Successful Irrigation
Scheduler Program
in 2013 looks to add
in 2014
In 2013 the Todd, Wadena,
and Hubbard Soil and Water
Conservation Districts
(SWCDS) teamed up to hire an
Irrigation Technician to coordi-
nate an Irrigation Scheduler
Program in those counties. This
Irrigation Scheduler Program is
coordinated out of the Wadena
Soil and Water Conservation
District (SWCD) office. In its
first season on the ground, thir-
teen producers signed up twenty
fields for the program in the
three counties. With the 2014
growing season just around the
corner, we look to add on to the
success of the 2013 growing sea-
son by adding fields to the pro-
gram in 2014.
For those that have never
heard of the Irrigation Scheduler
Program, its based off the same,
very successful program offered
by the East Otter Tail SWCD
located in Perham. Through the
process of irrigation water
scheduling, Wade Salo our
Irrigation Technician is able to
help producers to determine how
much water is needed to keep
their crop healthy throughout
the growing season by calculat-
ing the evapotranspiration (ET)
rates for each of the major crops
grown in the area.
Each day during the growing
season, plants take up water
through their roots and some of
that water is transpired through
small openings on the plants
leaves. In addition, moisture is
lost through evaporation from
the soil surface in the field. The
term evapotranspiration (ET)
describes the sum of these two
processes. During very hot and
windy periods, it is possible for
ET amounts to be equal to a
quarter inch of rain in just one
day. Irrigation can replenish the
supply of water to the plant
when natural rainfall comes up
short. To efficiently apply irriga-
tion water, irrigators need ET
data and an estimate of the
moisture available in the soil
With ET estimates, updates
from producers on weekly rain-
fall and irrigation amounts, and
a weekly site visit to the field to
check soil moisture, the techni-
cian is able to provide a chart to
the producer showing where the
soil moisture levels are at, and
how much time before they
should think about watering
again. When used properly this
program can save farmers money
by preventing crop loss due to
insufficient moisture, prevent
leaching of fertilizer due to over
application of water which pro-
tects ground water, and reduces
energy and running cost by pre-
venting over watering of crops.
If interested in signing up or
would like more information
about the Irrigation Scheduler
Program, contact Wade Salo at
the Wadena Soil and Water
Conservation District. The num-
ber is 631-3195 ext 4. More infor-
mation can also be found at the
Todd County SWCD office in
Long Prairie or at the Hubbard
County SWCD in Park Rapids.
2014 Browerville National
Honor Society Induction
A formal induction ceremony of
the new members of the
Browerville Chapter of the
National Honor Society took place
March 27, 2014 at the high school
commons. Guests included member
and their parents, BHS adminis-
tors, and school board members.
The banquet ceremony was hosted
by the Browerville NHS faculty
The program began with a ban-
quet meal. Tony Sanders, BHS
music teacher, played piano for
entertainment. After the meal the
NHS members gave speeches
explaining the history and mean-
ing of the National Honor Society
and its emblem and colors. Other
speeches discussed the importance
of character, scholarship, leader-
ship, and service; the basic tenets
of National Honor Society. Bruce
Curley, BHS science teacher, gave a
special address to the NHS mem-
Principal Sutlief and Jody
Hagenson introduced the new
members and presented them with
their NHS membership certificate
and pin. New members were sen-
iors: Emily Busch, Emily Lisson,
Cody Hansmeyer, Jake Iten, and
Abigail Irsfeld; and juniors: Katie
Aksamit, MaKenna Hegseth,
Katelyn Kellen, Dominique
Ladwig, and Katelyn Middendorf.
Last years members are: Benton
Johnson, Trent Johnson, and
Jackson Polak.
Pelicans on annual
spring migration to
Flocks of giant white birds are
catching the eyes of outdoor
enthusiasts across Minnesota, as
once-rare American white peli-
cans migrate north to their nest-
ing grounds across the state, the
Department of Natural
Resources said.
American white pelicans are
among the worlds largest birds
and are easily recognized in
flight. Wingspans up to 9 feet,
bright white plumage with black-
edged wings and large, orange
bills distinguish them from any
other species.
Pelicans often fly in evenly
spaced lines or V formations,
said Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, region-
al nongame wildlife specialist.
Unlike swans or geese which fly
with necks outstretched, pelicans
fly with their necks doubled back
against their shoulders. They
often set up a rhythmic pattern
of wing beats that ripple from
the lead bird back to the end.
American white pelicans were
driven to near extinction in the
early 20th century from human
pressures, according to the DNR.
There were no reports of nesting
pelicans in Minnesota for 90
years, from 1878 until 1968.
Conservation efforts and fed-
eral regulations have helped pel-
ican populations make a slow
and steady comeback. The
prairie pothole region of western
Minnesota hosts 22 percent of
the global population of this
species, Gelvin-Innvaer said. An
estimated 22,000 pairs of peli-
cans nest at 16 sites on seven
lakes across the state.
American white pelicans leave
Minnesota each fall as lakes and
rivers freeze. They winter along
the Gulf Coast from Florida to
Mexico and typically return to
Minnesota in early spring, as
lakes and rivers thaw.
They are highly social and live
in large, dense colonies. They
feed exclusively on small fish and
crustaceans and will work
together for a meal.
A group of pelicans will swim
in a semicircle to herd their prey
into shallow water, Gelvin-
Innvaer said. Then theyll scoop
up fish and water in their beak
pouch, drain out the water and
swallow their food.
Pelicans are popular among
wildlife watchers. Gelvin-
Innvaer advises that the birds
are best enjoyed from a distance.
Pelican colonies are vulnerable
to human disturbance and con-
tact should be minimized."
For more information on
American white Pelicans, visit
Pelicans are an example of
how they and many other
wildlife species benefit directly
from donations made to the
nongame wildlife checkoff on
Minnesota tax forms. Checkoff
dollars fund research, surveys,
habitat restoration and educa-
tion for more than 700 nongame
wildlife species. Each dollar
donated also is matched by funds
from the Reinvest In Minnesota
Minnesota state parks
offer first-time camping
experiences for families
People who have never
pitched a tent or cooked over a
fireor who have forgotten
howcan practice these and
other outdoor skills when they
sign up for one of the 24 I Can
Camp! programs offered this
summer at state parks and
recreation areas.
The first programs take place
Saturday, June 7, at Nerstrand
Big Woods and Wild River state
parks, both within an hour of the
Twin Cities.
"Camping is fun, and its a
longstanding Minnesota tradi-
tion," said Eric Pelto, who coordi-
nates the I Can Camp! pro-
grams for the Department of
Natural Resources Parks and
Trails Division.
All camping equipment is pro-
vided (including tents, air mat-
tresses and cook stoves) at these
beginner-level programs.
Participants need only bring
their own food and bedding
(sleeping bags or blankets and
Our I Can Camp! instructors
will be on hand to help families
with everything from tent set-up
to meal preparation, Pelto said.
Theyll also try to make sure
everyone has fun by providing
opportunities to try geocaching,
digital photography and other
One-night workshops ($40 for
up to six people in a tent) are
scheduled on most Saturdays in
June, July and August. Eight
two-night workshops ($60 for up
to six people in a tent) are also
available for families who want a
more complete weekend camping
Reservations are required and
can be made online or by phone.
866-857-2757, 8 a.m.8 p.m.
daily, excluding holidays.
These programs are made pos-
sible with support from the
Parks and Trails Fund, created
after voters approved the Clean
Water, Land and Legacy
Amendment in November 2008.
The Parks and Trails Fund
receives 14.25 percent of the
sales tax revenue and may only
be spent to support parks and
trails of regional or statewide
For more information, includ-
ing dates and locations, visit or
contact the DNR Information
Center at,
651-296-6157, or 888-646-6367
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
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Br owe r vi l l e Publ i c Sc hool
Br owe r vi l l e Publ i c Sc hool
Ki nde r gar t e n
Ki nde r gar t e n
Clean, secure, user-friendly facility, with cameras, electronic
locking exterior doors, and the best playground around.
Caring, supportive, collaborative faculty and staff, with
child-centered class sizes.
Technology integrated instruction including interactive white
boards, Learn Pads, current mathematics, and a new reading
Routine Benchmark assessments that track individual student
progress in both reading and mathematics.
Healthy, nutritious meals that meet federal standards as well
as specific individual dietary needs.
T i g e r Ki n d e r Ca mp Au g u s t 2 8 , 2 0 1 4
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To register, call 320 594 2272, or visit our website, click on Kindergarten Registration.
radition Pride Excellence
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Traffic Citations
Todd County Sheriff
Ronald J. Chapin, Long Prairie,
felon in possession of a firearm-
$300.00, 1 yr probation
Carlos L. Hernandez-Chavez,
Clarissa, no valid license-$190.00
Gary C. Krotzerk, Jr., Brower-
ville, drive after revocation-
$100.00, 6 mo. probation
Briana J. Kurowski, Staples,
underage consumption-$190.00
Zachary A. Ludovissie, Staples,
Karen M. Maher, Osakis, 65/55-
Matthew M. Marseo, II, Bur-
trum, possess drug paraphernalia-
$140.00; possess marijuana-$50.00
David W. Morrow, Long Prairie,
Juvenal Orozco-Botello, Long
Prairie, false name to peace officer-
$590.00, 180 days, stayed 149 days,
2 yr, probation, 2 yr
Dale A. Peterka, Melrose, speed
greater than reasonable-$290.00
Long Prairie Police
Brittney R. Biermaier, Cushing,
no insurance-$290.00
Michael A. Bruder, Long Prairie,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Rebecca A. Bruder, Grey Eagle,
Nicholas J. Harren, Eagle Bend,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Dian Y. Jiang, Alexandria,
Tiffany R. Johnson, Browerville,
drive after revocation-$290.00; no
Russell A. Muehlbauer, Long
Prairie, no seat belt used-$115.00
Steven M. Torres, II, Long
Prairie, disorderly conduct-
$290.00, mental health counseling,
domestic abuse counseling, 90
days, stayed 90 days, 2 yr, super-
vised probation, 2 yr
Adrianna R. Clarissa, no seat
belt used-$115.00
Staples Police
Evan K. Holm, Staples, no seat
belt used-$115.00
Mitchell D. Kahlstorf, Staples,
no seat belt used-$115.00
Jacob J. Knudson, Staples, fail
to yield-$140.00; careless driving-
$100.00; no insurance-$200.00
Alex Kropuenske, Staples, DWI-
$515.00, chem. depend. eval,
MADD impact panel, 90 days,
stayed 90 days, 2 yr, supervised
probation, 2 yr
Amanda J. Lee, St. Michael,
Candise A. Robben, Motley,
theft-$140.00, $47.00 restitution
Eagle Bend Police
Earl D. Gere, Hewitt, DWI-C of
C 51 mo., $170.00, DNA sample
Osakis Police
David D. Morisch, Long Prairie,
Luke W. Sorum, unknown, win-
dow tint too dark-$140.00
Nathan R. Brown, Alexandria,
fish house on ice after legal dead-
Brett T. Gaglierdi, Browerville,
fish house on ice after legal dead-
Keith E. Joens, Sauk Centre,
over limit fish-$140.00
Carl S. Moench, Browerville,
discharge firearm on public high-
Praserth N. Vang, Brooklyn
Park, take fish in closed season-
Bennett J. Wilson, Sartell, pos-
sess marijuana-$140.00
MN State Patrol
Cody L. Boit, Perham, possess
drug paraphernalia-$140.00
Michelle Richter, Verndale,
Jason E. Robben, Staples, no
seat belt used-$115.00
Mark C. Warborg, Parkers
Prairie, no seat belt used-$115.00
Dale R. Bartkowitz, Long
Prairie, 65/55-$130.00
Maribel E. Cruz Longley, Monti-
cello, 70/60-$130.00
Bradley D. Dzieweczynski,
Swanville, careless driving-
$510.00, chem. use assess, MADD
impact panel, 90 days, stayed 89
days, 1 yr, supervised probation, 1
Joshua A. Frederick, Nelson,
Kim A. Holbrook, W Richland,
WA, 80/70-$130.00
Michael M. Huether, Lisbon,
ND, no seat belt used-$115.00
Marty D. Jenkins, Long Prairie,
Celestine Merrill, Isle, 65/55-
Kenneth J. Moscho, Sauk
Centre, number of vehicles exceeds
2 unit limit-$130.00
Andre P. Peppers, Colorado
Springs, CO, no MN drivers
Waiel A. Safwat, Savage, 80/70-
Christine M. Shaffer, Fargo,
ND, 74/55-$150.00
Thomas E. Sosnoski, Mpls,
Richard L. Wilder, Ironton,
Scott R. Witt, Spring Hill, TN,
Property Transfers
WTY-JT Rita Jansen Sidow
to Michael Salbert etal 3-11-14
pt E2NW4 6-131-33 rec 3-14-14
QCD City of Long Prairie to
Long Prairie Packing Co LLC
2-20-14 pt W2NW4 Sec 17 & pt
NE4 18-129-33 rec 3-17-14
QCD Gary W Mertens etux
to Gary W Mertens Jr etal 3-
14-14 Lots 3,4,5,6 Blk 6 Park
Add to Staples Mill rec 3-17-14
WTY Willis Amundson etux
to Shaun M Nelson 3-14-14 Lot
1 Blk 4 & pt Lot 2 Blk 4 Hope
Add rec 3-17-14
Chase Bank NA to Harland J
Hector etal 3-6-14 pt NW4NE4
36-128-34 rec 3-17-14
WTY Carl E Farber etux to
Tad Berg 3-19-14 pt NE4 36-
129-35 rec 3-19-14
The Browerville Blade,
Page 9
April 10, 2014
Sheriffs Report
On March 26, the theft of two blue single person Pelican kayaks was
reported. The kayaks were takes sometime last fall from Keller Lake, near
230th St.
At approx. 12:11 pm, March 27, Virginia Johnson, Grey Eagle, slid into
the ditch on State Hwy 287, near the intersection with County 98. Johnson
was not injured and there was no damage to her vehicle.
On March 31, at approx. 12:55 pm, the sheriffs office received a report
of a two vehicle accident in the city of Eagle Bend. Robert Thorson, Eagle
Bend, driving a Mercury Sable, was struck by a pickup driven by Michael
Olander, Staples. The Thorson vehicle sustained moderate damage. No
one was injured.
At approx 8:42 pm, April 1, a car/deer accident was reported on County
1, north of 330th St, Wykeham Township. Karen Kimber, rural Bertha,
driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, and her passenger, Leann Dehn, struck a
deer. No one was injured; the SUV sustained moderated front end damage.
On April 5, at approx. 6:38 am, Paul Amundson reported he struck a
deer on County 14. No one was injured; the vehicle sustained minor wind-
shield damage.
At 2:12 pm, April 5, the sheriffs office received a report of an attempt-
ed break in of two outbuildings on seasonal property on Quicken Road.
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)
March 31:
Dale R. Bartkowitz, Long Prairie, had his pre-trial hearing reset to
May 12. He is charged with two counts of fifth degree assault and disor-
derly conduct.
Jenna S. Thoennes, Staples, reached no agreement at a pre-trial hear-
ing. A jury trial was scheduled for May 28. She is charged with trespass-
ing and theft.
Jesse M. Marlow, Browerville, appeared for an omnibus hearing on two
counts of DWI charges. An April 28 settlement conference was set.
Dale J. Czechowicz, Motley, appeared for an omnibus hearing on
charges of two counts of vehicular homicide. A settlement conference was
scheduled for May 5.
William J. Pruitt, Staples, appeared for an omnibus hearing on domes-
tic assault charges. An April 21 settlement conference was set.
Joseph D. Huggett, Long Prairie had his omnibus hearing continued to
May 5. He is charged with marijuana possession.
Mark J. Kuhlmann, Long Prairie, reached no agreement on charges of
obscene/harassing phone calls at a pre-trial hearing. A jury trial is set for
May 28.
Michael E. Seminitis, Sartell, made his first court appearance on two
counts of DWI charges. A May 5 omnibus hearing was scheduled.
Amber C. Prechel, Long Prairie, appeared for an omnibus hearing on
two counts of first degree drug charges. A settlement conference was
scheduled for April 21.
Brooklyn M. Zahratka, Elko, failed to appeared for arraignment on
DWI charges. A warrant for her arrest was issued.
Jennifer M. Tentler, Hewitt, appeared for an RU8 hearing on possession
of marijuana charges. A June 2 omnibus hearing was scheduled.
Robert N. Owen, Wadena, appeared for an RU8 hearing on possession
of marijuana charges. An omnibus hearing was set for May 5.
Nicholas D. Fessenden, Verndale, made his first appearance on charges
of second degree burglary and first degree damage to property. An April 21
RU8 hearing was set.
Mykal J. Myers, Verndale, made his first appearance on charges of sec-
ond degree burglary and first degree damage to property.
Teresita L. Linan, Grey Eagle, was arraigned on charges of possession
of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, DWI,
and driving after revocation. A plea hearing was set for April 28.
Jesi-Ann O. Leske, Mpls, made her first appearance on theft by check
and theft by swindle charges.
Maria E. Aranda, Swanville, appeared for an omnibus hearing on pos-
session of marijuana charges. An omnibus hearing was set for April 21.
Richard I. Boatman, Pillager, appeared for an RU8 hearing on posses-
sion of marijuana charges. An omnibus hearing was set for April 21.
Mark T. Berglund, St Cloud, appeared for an RU8 hearing on posses-
sion of marijuana charges. An omnibus hearing was set for April 21.
Antoinette M. Plakut, Little Falls, appeared for an RU8 hearing on pos-
session of marijuana and DUI charges. An April 14 omnibus hearing was
Bradley J. Becker, Browerville, was arraigned on two counts of domes-
tic assault charges. A plea hearing was set for April 14.
Robert B. Mcduffee, Aldrich, made his first appearance on charges of
two counts of DWI. An April 14 RU8 hearing was scheduled.
Juan R. Montanez, Long Prairie, failed to appear for an omnibus hear-
ing. A warrant for his arrest was issued.
Matthew C. McGlynn, St. Cloud, appeared for a probation violation
hearing. An evidentiary hearing was set for May 14.
Richard J. Brekke, II, Pillager, appeared for a probation violation hear-
ing. The hearing was continued to April 7.
Jane A. Mudder, Browerville, had her probation violation hearing con-
tinued to April 28.
Damian D. Hansmann, Swanville, appeared for a probation violation
hearing, which was continued to April 28. He also appeared for an
omnibus hearing on charges of burglary and three counts of theft charges.
An April 25 settlement conference was scheduled.
Joshua A.Martin, Long Prairie, appeared for a pre-trial hearing on
charges of two counts DUI, B card violation, and driving after cancella-
tion. A June 9 settlement conference was set.
Marguarette R. Norwood, Browerville, was found guilty of refusal to
test at an evidentiary hearing. She was fined $1020, sentenced to 365
days, 335 days stayed for six years, placed on supervised probation for six
years, ordered to attend a MADD impact panel, complete a chemical use
assessment, abstain from alcohol, and attend AA weekly.
Nicholas J. Christensen, Browerville, reached no agreement at a plea
hearing on driving after revocation charges. A pre-trial hearing was set
for May 5.
April 2:
Darrell E. Olson, Randall, pled guilty to DWI at a settlement confer-
ence. Sentencing was set for May 1.
Zachary J. Tretter, Brainerd, was sentenced for fifth degree drug pos-
session. He was committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for one
year and one day, ordered to undergo a chemical use assessment and is
subject to random testing.
Laurie L. Maloney, Motley, pled guilty to issuing a worthless check.
She was ordered to pay $1368.27 restitution, fined $585, sentenced to 45
days, placed on supervised probation for five years, write a letter of apol-
ogy to the victim, complete a chemical use assessment, abstain from alco-
hol and is subject to random testing.
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Clarissa, MN
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Michael J. Winge DDS
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10 companies
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Winters last blast?
April Fools Day was a mean one this year. These drivers found the slippery road
conditions too much last Tuesday morning. The photo above as taken along County
Road 11, the three on the right were taken between Browerville and Clarissa. All
these photos were taken around 10 am, within a five mile radius of Browerville.
Lets hope this was the last nasty driving conditions we will face until next winter.
As part of a plan to increase angling opportunity,
improve walleye numbers and stay within the states
1837 Treaty safe harvest allocation, the Department of
Natural Resources will modify fishing regulations at Mille
Lacs Lake for the 2014 season.
The walleye daily and possession limit remain
unchanged. The limit will be two walleye from 18- to 20-
inches, except one longer than 28 inches may be taken.
The night fishing ban, enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
will begin Monday, May 12, and will be extended through
Monday, Dec. 1, rather than ending in mid-June.
The 2014 walleye safe harvest level is 60,000
pounds. Of this amount, 42,900 pounds is allocated to
the state and 17,100 pounds is allocated to the eight
Chippewa bands with 1837 Treaty harvest rights.
The new regulations reflect our commitment to
improving the walleye fishery as quickly as possible with
as little harm to the local economy as possible, said Don
Pereira, DNR fisheries chief.
When new regulations go into effect on Saturday,
May 10, anglers will be able to keep 10 northern pike, of
which only one may be longer than 30 inches. This
increases the limit by seven. Anglers also will be able to
fish for northern pike for a longer period of time. The
close of the season will be extended from mid-February
to the last Sunday in March. The northern pike spearing
ban on Mille Lacs also will be removed.
Similarly, the smallmouth bass harvest season will be
extended and limits relaxed. The smallmouth bass sea-
son on Mille Lacs will start May 10 and be exempted
from the statewide catch-and-release regulation that
begins in mid-September. This means anglers may har-
vest smallmouth bass from the opener until the last
Sunday in February. Anglers may keep six fish, only one
of which may be longer than 18 inches. The previous
regulation allowed anglers to keep six fish 17- to 20-inch-
es, only one of which could be longer than 20 inches.
More liberal northern pike and smallmouth bass reg-
ulations speak to the fact these species can withstand
additional pressure because their populations are at or
near record highs, Pereira said. The current walleye
regulation and the extended night fishing ban will protect
upcoming year classes of young walleye, adult spawning
stock and help ensure the harvest stays within the safe
harvest level.
Pereira said the suite of regulations reflects signifi-
cant fish population changes at Mille Lacs. Walleye
numbers are at a 40-year low. Northern pike numbers
are at record highs. The smallmouth bass population has
been increasing since the 1990s. Tullibee and perch
populations, both important forage species, are relative-
ly low.
Fish populations likely are being influenced by many
factors, including clearer water, climate change, zebra
mussels, spiny water fleas, Eurasian watermilfoil and a
treaty management approach that focused too much
walleye harvest on too narrow a size range of fish.
Mille Lacs is a system under change and portions of
that change began even prior to the treaty management
that began in the late 1990s, said Pereira. The good
news is that we have more than enough spawning wall-
eye and a history of solid egg and fry production. What
we need is for the walleye that hatch to grow into strong
year classes for anglers to catch. That hasnt happened
since 2008. Thats why we are focused on protecting
small walleye and our ample but declining walleye
spawning stock.
Pereira added that the agency is also committed to the
long-term protection of the lakes trophy smallmouth and
trophy northern pike fisheries.
The DNRs approach to managing Mille Lacs is cur-
rently under review by a panel of national fish manage-
ment experts. The agency convened the panel earlier this
year as part of a broad approach to involve outside
experts and citizens in agency decision making.
Information about panel experts and Mille Lacs man-
agement can be found at
Mille Lacs walleye regulation to stay the same
DNR extends night ban;
increases smallmouth bass, pike opportunities
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April 6th through the 12th is
National Volunteer Appreciation
Week. Hands of Hope Resource
Center would like to take this time
to recognize and honor our volun-
teers that dedicate themselves to
our agency in many ways. No mat-
ter what role each plays they are
all an important part of our agency.
Without them we would not be able
to do this work. We thank them so
much for all that they do.
Karla Montag
Hands of Hope Resource Center
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Prairie Shop. This position is scheduled for the 13 week
summer construction season (mid May mid August).
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assist the Sign Technician in the installation of E-911 and
road signs throughout the county. This position will also be
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activities as well.
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non-union temporary position.
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56347), or on the Todd County Website (HYPERLINK
"" All appli-
cants must complete an official Todd County Application for
Employment to be considered for these positions.
Completed applications may be e-mailed to HYPERLINK
""lori.jorgensen@co.tod, or mailed/delivered to the County Administration
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014
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 disabili-
ties and encourages both prospective and curren employees to
discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Bartender Wanted:
The Browerville Liquor
Store is currently accepting
applications for a part-time
bartender. Competitive pay-
scale with flexible hours
available for individuals
who know how to treat cus-
tomers and work well with
others. Contact Manager
Angie Benning at
Todd County Employment Opportunity
Court Security and
Seasonal Boat & Water Personnel
Court Security: Provide security in the court room and
court facility area. Transfer of Inmates between jail and
court. To assist the general public. To provide transporta-
tion for inmates to and from court, and emergency commit-
Boat and Water Patrol: Enforce and provide a safe boating
and recreational environment for the citizens of Todd
1. Must possess a full-time peace officer license.
2. Must possess good human relations and communications
3. Pass criminal background check.
4. Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings,
weekends and holidays (Seasonal Boat & Water).
Salary Range: Seasonal Boat and Water: Grade Level 20 -
$18.63 - $28.80/hourly.
Part-Time Court Security: Grade Level 18 -
$15.02 -23.38/hourly
HOW TO APPLY: Official Todd County Application for
Employmen are available in the Administration Office or
on the Todd County Website. Completed Todd County
Applications shall be e mailed to, or mailed/delivered or faxed
to 320-533-4659 to the Administration Department.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for this position
will be accepted through April 18th, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
Todd County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
P/D: April 7, 2014
Hairsine, continued
Commissioners, continued
Anyone can become an organ donor. Age and health do not prevent
you from registering to become an organ or tissue donor.
There is no cost to your family. There will be no medical expenses
associated with your organ or tissue donation. But be sure to talk
with your family to assure that they are prepared to honor your deci-
sion at the time of your death.
If you dont register to become an organ and tissue donor, your
family will be asked to make a decision on your behalf, at the time of
your death. It is important that you share your wishes with your
loved ones.
Registration is easy. You can register online at, or at the local DVS office in Staples, or at the Todd
County Historic Courthouse in Long Prairie.
(The Blade is grateful to Candy Schauer, Kaylas mother, to Mike
Iten at Iten Funeral Home, and to Susan Mau Larson at Life Source
for their assistance in preparing information for this story.)
The Browerville Blade, Page 12, Thursday, April 10, 2014
both Commissioner Dave Kircher and Commissioner Rod Erickson
explained. The care is reimbursed by the federal government to the
county or to the private company through Medicare or Medicaid,
depending on the clients situation.
Neumann also opposed the recruitment of a Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) Technician using money transferred from
the Property Services Division. The hiring of an Office Support
Specialist in the Property Services Division was approved several
months ago, but put on hold when the department heads in the divi-
sion realized the GIS Department was in desperate need of a posi-
tion, but had no funding for it in
the current county budget. The
Property Services Division
department heads offered to
transfer the money for their
Office Support Specialist to the
GIS budget so the GIS
Department could hire a GIS
Neumann opposed the posi-
tion at the March 24 work ses-
sion. He said calls from con-
stituents insisted that the posi-
tion was a new position and
was not in the current budget.
This belief is factually incorrect.
Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida
explained to Neumann that the
position was to be filled with
already-budgeted money, and
was not a new position.
Neumann voted against recruit-
ing to fill the position.
Despite Neumanns opposition
the positions for Home Health
Aides, and GIS Technician were
approved for filling, along with
the other vacant positions of
Full-time Jailer-Dispatcher,
Part-time Court Security,
Seasonal Boat and Water
Officers, Assessor Trainee, and
Full-time Registered Nurse.
These positions are all man-
dated by state and federal laws
and rules for provision of public
safety and health and human
services. The GIS position will
allow the county to update its
911 maps, which are over one
year out of date.
In other business, the board:
--approved on- and off-sale for
3.2 malt liquor licenses for
Knotty Pine Ballroom.
--approved a four-month on-
sale liquor license for the Staples
Softball Association, to run from
May 1 to August 31, 2014.
--approved six-month on- and
off-sale 3.2 malt liquor licenses
for Linwood Resort, to run from
May 1 to Oct. 31, 2014.
--approved a property tax
abatement for Jason Bock, Leslie
Township, due to a clerical error
in the County Assessors Office.
--acknowledged that aerial
spraying for tent caterpillars
will take place in certain areas of
the county this spring.
--declared April to be Child
Abuse Prevention Month in Todd
--declared April 6-12 to be
National Crime Victims Rights
Week in Todd County
--declared April to be Sexual
Assault Awareness Month in
Todd County
--agreed to sign a letter of sup-
port for Todd Countys participa-
tion in a grant application with
Morrison, Aitkin, and Crow
Wing Counties for a pilot water-
shed project for the Mississippi
--approved the appointment of
Jeremy Clasemann as Transfer
Station Supervisor, following
Clasemanns completion of all
tests and certifications required
by the State of Minnesota.
--approved the countys partic-
ipation in a Cooperative
Purchasing Venture by state bid
to purchase road salt.
The owner of this subur-
ban, with plow up front and
boat on back is ready for
whatever Mother Nature may
bring next...
Long winter prompts
temporary beaver
season extension
Due to prolonged ice cover,
the beaver trapping season in
the northern third of Minnesota
will be extended through
Thursday, May 15.
The season was scheduled to
close statewide on Wednesday,
April 30, but a second consecu-
tive winter of persistently
frozen lakes and rivers in the
north prompted the Department
of Natural Resources to tem-
porarily extend the 2013-14 sea-
son. Beaver trapping will close
as scheduled in the southern
two-thirds of the state.
Trappers who participate in
the season extension will be
required to take the following
modifications to prevent inci-
dental otter catch:
Foothold traps
must be set in at least 8 inches
of water.
traps must be completely sub-
merged. Those with a jaw open-
ing greater than 7 ? inches must
be set with the trigger wires
moved all the way to one side of
the trap. The wires must point
straight down.
Snares must
be set with stops affixed to the
cable to ensure that the portion
of the snare that makes up the
noose loop may not be less than
4 inches in diameter when fully
The season will be extended
north of state Highway 200,
east of state Highway 73 and
north of the Pine-Carlton county
line. Amap of the open area (the
n o r t h
mi nk/ muskrat/ beaver/ otter
zone) can be found on page 48 of
the 2013 Minnesota Hunting
and Trapping Regulations
Handbook, which is available