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The Maple Lake

Volume 119, Number 3 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Maple Lake, MN 55358 maplelakemessenger.com

E-cigarettes now included in county tobacco ordinance

There has been a public debate as to whether electronic cigarettes have the same level of health risk as traditional tobacco cigarettes. Some see e-cigarettes as an alternative for those looking to quit smoking. Others see them as merely a different form of smoking. At the Oct. 8 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners debated whether to categorize ecigarettes as a component of the countys tobacco ordinance. The county regulates where tobacco products can be sold and requires a license be issued for those who sell them. The issue, as discussed by the board, is whether e-cigarettes are categorized in the same way as traditional cigarettes. The proliferation of ecigarettes in Minnesota has spread in recent months when the state raised the price of cigarettes about $2 a pack. Assistant County Attorney Brian Asleson said the county has received inquiries about whether e-cigarettes are viewed as tobacco products or not, since there is no secondhand smoke. The ordinance changes wouldnt differentiate between standard tobacco cigarettes and the electronic alternative.
by John Holler Correspondent

Windstream customers outraged over DSL outage

Many local Windstream Communications customers have been faced with an unwelcome surprise in recent days when trying to use their computers. Their DSL which stands for digital subscriber line Internet has been down. Ron Wolseth, who lives in
by Gabe Licht Editor



Clearwater Township, reported his DSL service went down at 8 a.m. Friday. His disappointment with the lack of Internet service grew as he experienced a lack of answers, or at least consistent answers. I called them nine times and finally talked to a supervisor, Wolseth said. She explained that this outage is affecting 10,000

people and that the dispatcher is scheduling technician appointments. The first person had told me it would be next Tuesday (Oct. 22), but the supervisor said it would be Oct. 29. She said there were 200 people working on it. Attempts to verify those numbers were unsuccessful. A Windstream representative told The Messenger she could not see how

many individuals were affected or how many employees were working to solve the problem. A supervisor returned a call and referred questions to the corporate office at 501-748-7000. A message left at that number was not returned prior to press time, however, the representative did offer an explanation. I do see two types of out-

ages, she said, after first saying Maple Lake was not experiencing outages. One outage is latency, which is slow speeds. The outage that was most recently affecting our customers was the box where the connections go to, we are currently working on the individual lines.

Windstream outage
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ST. PAUL Due to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, DEEDs Labor Market Information Office will be unable to release September employment and unemployment data on Thursday, Oct. 17, as previously scheduled. A release date will be announced once the shutdown ends and the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a schedule for the provision of necessary data.

Unemployment number release postponed by shutdown

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is in the air

Authorities release photos of suspect

The Wright County Sheriffs Office and Annandale police are continuing to ask for the publics help in locating Preston Jordan Saengchanthalath, the only atlarge suspect connected to the Sept. 28 murder of Kyle Greene in Annandale. Both departments have released photos of the 18-year-old who is from Wright County, but may be in the St. Cloud area, according to authorities. Saengchanthalath has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree aggravated robbery. According to court documents, Saengchanthalath was one of three suspects who allegedly entered Greenes garage to rob him of money and drugs. Investigators describe Sangchanthalath as a 5 foot, 5 inch, 175-pound Asian male with brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact Wright County Sheriffs Office Dispatch at 763-682-7733. A total of five people have been arrested in connection with the murder, with four of them being charged. Thomas Kevin Saengchanthalath, 19, was initially arrested for investigation of aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, but was released.
by Gabe Licht Editor

Inside . . .

Fire Prevention Week: page 8

Fall officially began on Sept. 22, but the look of fall is now becoming more prevalent throughout the area. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, most of Wright Countys leaves are at 75 to 100 percent peak stage, including the nearby Lake Maria State Park. For more information, and to view the DNRs Typical Peak Color Map, visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/index.html. These pictures show the changing of the seasons at Robert E. Ney Regional Park, including a view of Lake Mary. (Photos by Gabe Licht)

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*Fall break begins Thursday

Library hoping community input will provide direction

As the Maple Lake Library nears its fifth year in existence, the Friends of the Maple Lake Library are asking for community input regarding how to proceed, grow and change. Were very happy the library has been successful, but we feel weve plateaued, Friends of the
by Gabe Licht Editor

*Halloween carnival is Oct. 26 *Trick or treating is Oct. 31

Maple Lake Library President Rhonda Pagel said. Thats fine because the big push was to get it open and stay up to date. With those two big goals accomplished, the board is now looking for the next goal. We looked at a survey to see what we are doing well and what to improve on, Pagel said. For example, do our hours work? Do

we have the materials people want? So, we want people to do the survey so we know what to work on moving forward. The survey is available at maplelakelibrary.com or ww.surveymonkey.com/s/MapleLakeLibrary. For those without Internet availability, paper copies are also available at the library, Maple Lake City Hall, Maple Lake Lum-

ber and Star Bank. City Economic Development Director Paul Bilotta assisted the board in creating the 13-question survey. Its right up his alley because hes familiar with the city and the library, Pagel said. Part of his job is to look for grants and he passes information about grants that could be used for the library to us.

The board shared its vision with Bilotta and he worked on formulating the questions, which are predominantly in multiple-choice format, with many questions having space for comments or suggestions. continued on page 3

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by Harold Brutlag
There was a lot of color in the trees when the four of us, Daryl Hennen and Coco and Vanna and myself, headed north on Highway 10 toward ruffed grouse county Sunday morning. Of course that was after the sun provided enough light to give the landscape a brilliance that is part of Minnesotas autumn season. We enjoyed a hearty breakfast at the Great Northern Cafe in Park Rapids and then headed further north to the Boot Lake area where we hoped to find some ruffed grouse. Its an area that has held birds, but that was back when the cycle was in our favor. On Sunday we had a problem finding any grouse, but Hennen eventually heard one drumming which he pursued the second time it drummed. He and Cocos nose found the log the grouse had been perching on while it was drumming and it flushed ahead of them as they were closing in. Daryl said he got a glimpse, but not enough time to shoot. Later that morning we had a timberdoodle flush and fly down the trail ahead of us. We both shot, but my effort was a split second later than Hennens and its safe to say he did the harvesting. We spent some time in the Two Inlets State on some great looking hunters walking trails, but we didnt raise a grouse feather. From there we drove east toward the First Crow Wing Lake and started looking for a Hunters Walking Trail which we had discovered on our first trip to that area, but hadnt hunted. In the process of looking, but never finding the gated trail, we came across two ruffed grouse while driving down a forest road. The first one scooted across the trail and apparently continued running in the brush. The dogs came across its scent, and Hennen heard the grouse flush. I didnt hear a thing and Im beginning to think I should get a pair of hunting hearing aids! They would be more secure than the type generally available for older guys like me who could lose them fighting the brush. Anyway, I was fortunate to

Legislative update

harvest one grouse on the same trail which is my first for the year. For the day we flushed four grouse and three woodcock. We came across a flock of wood ducks while looking for grouse along a waterway and Hennen decided to switch to steel shot as he had a duck stamp. Naturally we didnt see any more ducks accidentally or on purpose. We came across two flocks of turkeys along the roadside with about 8-10 birds in each group. They seem to be a bird that can handle the extremes of Minnesotas climate. Other local grouse hunters, most of whom hunt further north-east than we do, have had some mixed success finding birds. One of the best hunts was by Mike Lauer and his son, Jordan, who harvested seven of the 15 they flushed and shot at. They were hoofing it and Mike figured they put in a lot of miles in the process. I didnt get out for the pheasant opener on Saturday, but its on my agenda for later this month after the corn harvesting is winding down. * * * In the fishing department George Palmer and I made an effort to find some sunfish last week Tuesday. That was one of the nicest days of last week, and while the fishing wasnt the greatest we enjoyed the afternoon. Palmer caught most of the eight keeper fish caught. Palmer barely had his line in the water and he had a strike. He said right off it wasnt sunfish and he played the two-pound bass which he subsequently released. We couldnt seem to find a concentration of sunfish that day regardless of the type of bait, nighties or artificial, we were using. We each caught a hammer-handle Northern and Palmer lost a sunfish jig when one of his Northerns cut his line. Palmer was wondering if I was going to buy any of the new Viking Stadiums licensed seats which have been a topic of interest for several weeks. My response was Id go for the best available if hed loan me the $10,000 or whatever it would take. I didnt get a positive response! * * * I used last Fridays strong winds to give me an assist with the leaves in my back yard. The wind was from the south and by cutting the lawn the winds gusts blew the majority of the leaves into the Hwy. 55 ditch which is filled with cattails. Its been a great fall for yard work and getting things buttoned up for winter. Thats not to say Im ready for winter, but its something that comes every year and being prepared is half of the battle.


Dear neighbor, As you may already know, MNsure the Minnesota arm of Obamacare is now open. The beginning of October also marked the deadline for the grand unveiling for the new MNsure website. On October 1, the site went live just a few minutes after 3:00 p.m. and then crashed for about 30 minutes before becoming available with limited functions. There were widespread delays and errors with creating accounts, verifying identity, and comparing plan costs. One notable delay is the search by provider function. The website asks users if it's important for them to keep their current doctor or clinic. When a user clicks the yes button, a message appears saying the function isn't available. This may be a big problem for people who are anxious to find out if they can keep their doctor if they buy a plan through MNsure. Weve also learned that while small businesses will now be able to pick plans for their employees to choose from, their employees will not be able to enroll until December. This is cutting it very close to the December 15 deadline for enrollment for January 1 coverage. It has taken two years and $150 million taxpayer dollars just to get Obamacare in Minnesota off the ground, and questions remain about the cost of plans and number of options available on MNsure, and the security of personal information in the enrollment process. Given the fact that a MNsure employee inadver-

by Rep. Marion ONeill

tently e-mailed names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of over 1,000 insurance agents to a brokers office in Apple Valley, Im skeptical that the personal information of the 1.3 million Minnesotans that MNsure seeks to enroll will be kept secure. Childcare unionization Toward the end of the legislative session, Democrats passed a bill that would force childcare providers independent small business owners to join a union. Since Governor Dayton signed the legislation, the law has been challenged in court by childcare providers. While a federal district court initially dismissed the lawsuit, the childcare providers appealed. A few weeks ago, we learned that the federal appellate court granted the childcare providers motion for an injunction of the childcare unionization law essentially putting the law on hold temporarily. The appeals court ruled the law should be halted until we know whether the U.S. Supreme Court would be taking up a similar case out of Illinois. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it was, in fact, taking up the Illinois-based case. This means that Minnesotas childcare unionization law is on hold for now until we hear otherwise from the federal appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Illinois case may come as late as June of 2014. Ill continue to keep you updated about this law. We all know that hardworking moms
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and dads simply cannot afford the higher costs and fewer options that unionization would impose on childcare. Minimum wage On Monday, October 7, I attended a debate about a bill that would impose a 55% hike in the minimum wage in Minnesota. As co-chair of the House Small Business Caucus, Ive been concerned about the impact of this legislation since it was introduced. The debate took place at Maple Lake Bowl owned by former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch of Buffalo in Maple Lake. Senator Koch debated Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley). Representative Winklers bill to raise the minimum wage would force many small businesses in our community to make difficult decisions such as cut hours or staff, and not expand or grow their business. Nursing homes and disability group homes that rely on fixed rates set by the state would be severely squeezed be-

tween a minimum wage increase and no increase in their rates. Everybody can agree that many hardworking Minnesotans arent making enough money. The honest solution to that problem is to grow jobs with higher take-home pay in Minnesota. Unfortunately, the policies pushed by Representative Winkler and his party discourage job growth in Minnesota especially their new sales tax on warehousing, equipment repair and telecommunications. Republicans are committed to building a healthier economy where Minnesota businesses compete for good employees by offering higher wages. As always, you can still contact me by e-mail at Rep.Marion.ONeill@House.MN or contact my office at 651-2965063. I would gladly tour your business and learn directly from you how these changes will be affecting your business. Sincerely, Marion

A little more than eight months ago, I did something that is about to change my life. In a lot of ways, my life was already changing, but in about 130 hours when I say, I do, it will cement all those changes. Yes, I have it down to the hour. And at this hour, about 5 a.m. Monday, I cant sleep, so I figured I might as well put the thoughts that are keeping me awake to good use. I dont even know where to begin. If you read this space, you already know how I proposed to Sarah. If you missed that column, suffice it to say that she was surprised and nearly speechless, but was somehow still able to say, Yes. Just about every time Ive met someone new, they ask how Sarah and I met, so I figure I might as well put the story out there before we tie the knot. My friend, Ryan, one of his coworkers and I were looking to play poker and had decided to visit Grand Falls Casino near Sioux Falls, SD, to do so. Up against people who sat there with hundreds of dollars in chips in front of them, I did not last long. So I decided to try to change my luck on a slot machine or two. Eventually, I found myself at a Jackpot Block Party machine next to a group of girls and one guy. My luck must have started to change, or I was just playing slow enough, that the gal next to me ran out of money before I did and her friend decided to take her place. I hope you win and rub it in your friends face, I said. Maybe, but you probably just jinxed me, she replied. Well, if I jinxed you, Ill buy you a drink, I promised. A couple minutes later, I made good on that promise. We started talking about our jobs, interests, families, etc. Her friends circled the bar to make sure she was OK. My party had somehow lost more money than me and had congregated nearby, hinting that it was time to go. The hints got stronger, so we started to wrap up things. I had found out that Sarah worked part-time at a bookstore

Minnesotan in training by Gabe Licht

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and knew who Dewey Readmore Books was and, for whatever reason, decided to incorporate that into my closer. Thinking it came out smoother, I apparently said something like, If you ever want a tour of the library where Dewey was from, give me a call, as I wrote my cell phone number on the back of my business card. She texted me the next day and I called her that night. Obviously, the conversation progressed past books and library cats. Speaking of which, I never did give her a tour of the Spencer Public Library. But, she has given me numerous tours of this area that we are now calling home together. Its been an eventful 27 months since we met and an even busier eight months since I proposed. Hopefully, my head stops spinning just enough for me to get some sleep over the next few days, put together a paper and prepare the next one for when Im on the honeymoon. Thankfully, I have great coworkers who will keep the ship going in the right direction when Im not at the helm. In a completely unrelated note, Ive been pleased to see an increased public dialogue on this page. There will never be a day when everyone agrees thankfully but putting the conversation out in the open is a great way to work through differences and, hopefully, come up with some sort of solution. At the very least, public dialogue is a sign of a healthy community especially if it is respectful dialogue, so please keep that in mind. I do want to note that I received a letter a while back signed by a Maple Lake taxpayer. Had it been signed by name, I would have gladly published it. I still will if the writer comes forward. I apologize for not mentioning that sooner. With all that said, I hope everyone finishes October strong. Hopefully, youll see me back in this space for the Oct. 30 paper. (That is if I can pry myself from the beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico.)

Lights or markings on horse-drawn buggies

Question: I met what I believe was an Amish horse and buggy traveling down the highway in the dark the other night. It did not appear to have any lights or markings. Is this safe or legal? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 169.522 requires an illuminated or fluorescent red-orange triangle to be displayed on all animal-drawn vehicles operated on designated roadways. This statute allows a person who objects to the display of the red-orange triangle to apply for a permit for an alternate emblem; however, he or she is still required to display the redorange triangle between sunset and

by Sgt. Jesse Grabow

sunrise. Several members of Minnesotas Amish community object to these requirements based on their religious beliefs. Instead of the emblems, many use the white reflective tape and lighted red lanterns. Members of the Amish community challenged citations issued as a result of the noncompliance based on the case State v. Hershberger, 462 N.W.2d393 (Minn. 1990), which was eventually heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Court ruled in favor of the Amish appellants.

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It's a typical Minnesota October day. The temperature is below sixty degrees, and it's raining just enough to mess up the windshield, with a promise of a downpour to keep us on our toes. I'm sitting in the Subway shop waiting for maintenance on my car, drinking off-hours weak cold coffee and listening to music I wouldn't choose and over which I have no control. Speaking of control, everything seems to be out of it. Federal em-

by Jerry Hoem guest columnist

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ployees are furloughed. The governor says the plan he endorsed to pay for the football stadium we don't want is now history. The Metropolitan Council which is beyond us geographically wants to put in a tunnel we don't need for a train we can't use for places we don't go. The Minnesota Orchestra can't seem to settle with the musicians, and the conductor quit.

Its in your court: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every day in every district court in Minnesota, judges hear cases involving domestic violence. It could be a hearing for an order for protection against a spouse or significant other, or a criminal charge of domestic assault, or even a juvenile delinquency petition against a minor for assaulting a household member. Domestic violence touches thousands of homes in

by Judge Steve Halsey

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The Retiree

Minnesota every day, including where you live. About 10 years ago a pastor I know in a Twin Cities suburb chose the topic of domestic violence for a Sunday sermon. During the following week, the pastor received phone calls from some parishioners who were upset with the sermon because that just doesnt happen in our town.

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Its in your court

On Oct. 7, Brandon Michael Luthmers, 20, of Rockford, was arrested in Monticello on a Wright County warrant for theft. On Oct. 7, Nathan James Good, 21, of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato on a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation. On Oct. 7, Michael John Flasch, 30, of Minneapolis, was arrested in Buffalo on the charges of first-degree DWI and driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Oct. 7, Jason Allen Forpahl, 18, of Buffalo, was charged with felony burglary. On Oct. 8, Phillip Lee Harrison, 24, of Annandale, was arrested in Albion Township on a Renville County warrant for theft. On Oct. 8, Franchesca Alicia Grimaldi, 38, of St. Michael, was arrested in St. Michael on the charges of fourth-degree assault, obstructing legal process with force and disorderly conduct. On Oct. 8, Faith Mari DeGroat, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of theft. On Oct. 8, Valerie Rose Shelltrack, 25, of Buffalo, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of theft. On Oct. 8, Keith James Peterson, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of contempt of court. On Oct. 8, Dale Allan Larson, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo Township on the charge of theft. On Oct. 8, Sara Michelle Wynne, 19, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo Township on the charge of theft. On Oct. 8, Ashley May Andrews, 21, of Maple Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of a no contact order. On Oct. 8, Jody Lynn Larson, 51, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo Township on the charge of theft. On Oct. 8, Steven Harold Hoover, 29, of Harris, was arrested in Chisago County on a Wright County warrant for terroristic threats. On Oct. 9, Jonathon Reed Switters, 21, of St. Cloud, was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for underage consumption. On Oct. 9, Jeremiah Edward Vieths, 27, of Elk River, was arrested in Albertville on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. On Oct. 9, Jessica Marie Spike, 31, of Annandale, was arrested in Middleville Township on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Oct. 9, Jodie Marie Pixomatis, 43, of Monticello, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of conditions of release. On Oct. 9, Adam Vincent Koebensky, 32, of Buffalo, was charged with misdemeanor assault. On Oct. 9, Jamie Yvette Walter, 43, of Cold Spring, was arrested in Benton County on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. On Oct. 9, Michael Allan Welker, 52, of Clearwater, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On Oct. 9, Cody Jordan Noble Stone, 20, of Montrose, was arrested in Montrose on Wright County warrants for flee police on foot and contempt of court. On Oct. 10, Daniel Lee Peterson, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested in Albertville on the charge of providing false information to police and a Sherburne County warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance violation. On Oct. 10, Joshua Ray WhitMaple Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service responded to the following emergencies during the past week:Oct. 13, 9:51 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Oct. 11, 8:10 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Oct. 11, 1:24 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Oct. 9, 9:14 a.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Oct. 8, 7:19 p.m.: Medical.


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continued from page 2 Although some additional administrative rules (Chapter 7440) were published in 2001 outlining the alternate emblem permit process, nothing in Minnesota State Statute 169.522 has materially changed since this ruling, nor has the ruling been reversed or otherwise overturned. Amish buggies are considered in compliance with Statute 169.522 provided they display Department Report white reflective tape during dayPatient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the Buffalo Hospital ER. Oct. 7, 12:54 p.m.: Medical. Patient transported by Maple Lake Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital ER. Maple Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to the following fire emergencies: Oct. 8, 8:11 p.m.: Shawn Ruud residence, 516 Div. St. East, Maple Lake. Chemical odor. Five firefighters responded and found a plugged sink vent. The firefighters aired out the basement. Oct. 11, 11:19 a.m.: Walter Murray farm, 8082 20th St. NW, Albion Township. Small fire in the combine engine compartment.

field, 19, of Rockford, was arrested in Albertville on the charge of providing false information to police and Wright County warrants for theft and second-degree burglary. On Oct. 10, Jeffrey Lee Paul, 46, of Arden Hills, was arrested in Cass County, ND, on a Wright County warrant for harassment/stalking. On Oct. 10, Benjamin Jerome Bidne, 31, of Hanover, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Oct. 10, Joshua Daniel Kable, 30, of Cokato, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for violation of an order for protection. On Oct. 11, Tiffany Ann Sundberg, 25, of Maple Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of false information to police and a Wright County warrant for theft. On Oct. 11, Samuel David Hohman, 31, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Oct. 11, Tori Lyn Andrews, 32, of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Hennepin County warrant for third-degree DWI. On Oct. 11, Timothy Mark Haberman, 19, of Delano, was arrested in Rockford on the charge of theft. On Oct. 11, Jerrid Anderson Roushar, 24, of Monticello, was arrested in Silver Creek Township on the charge of third-degree DWI. On Oct. 11, Angela Marie Schuldt, 37, of Big Lake, was arrested in Sherburne County on a Wright County warrant for theft. On Oct. 11, Stephanie Marie Pula, 21, of Monticello, was charged with misdemeanor violation of an order for protection. On Oct. 11, Nicholas Charles Engstrom, 25, of Hanover, was arrested in Hanover on an apprehension and detention order from the MN Department of Corrections. On Oct. 11, David Robert Nowlan, 22, of Waite Park, was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for 5th degree controlled substance violation. On Oct. 12, Dakota Rae Bue, 35, of Annandale, was arrested in Clearwater on the charges of domestic assault, obstructing legal process with force, criminal damage to property and trespassing. On Oct. 13, Denice Sara Klingberg, 42, of Prior Lake, was arrested in Monticello on a Scott County warrant for issuance of a dishonored check. On Oct. 13, Gerard Normand Mercier, 44, of St. Cloud, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. On Oct. 13, Jessica Marie Gustafson, 32, of Montrose, was arrested in Montrose on the charge of domestic assault. On Oct. 13, Paul Lavell Charleston, 36, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of domestic assault. On Oct. 13, Neal Dakota Jedlicka, 23, of Princeton, was arrested in Monticello on the charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. On Oct. 13, Cyrena Anne Quast, 22, of Monticello, was arrested in Monticello on the charge of 3rd degree DWI. There were 23 property-damage accidents, seven personal-injury accidents, three hit-and-run accidents and 10 car-deer accidents. There were three arrests for DWI, two underage-consumption arrests, one school bus stop arm violation and 51 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.

She, too, said that it could be Oct. 29 before a technician is available to fix the problems in the rural areas. Thats when we hope to have everything re-established, she said. We are working on it. Some customers have been able to get access. It is something that is currently being taken care of. Its a matter of time for our technicians to re-establish those lines. Several people turned to Facebook to voice their frustrations, with about 3,300 people viewing a Messenger post about the topic, which garnered more than 30 comments and nearly as many shares. Ours (DSL) is out and I was told the soonest they could get someone out to correct it would be the 28th, LuAnn Vandergon said. I really miss the hometown service we used to get from Lakedale. Peggy Stewart Weber had better luck. We called yesterday and the

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Maple Lake Messenger Page 3 October 16, 2013 shouldnt freeze out the competition. (Windstream) has a monopoly right now and its a dead zone for cell phones, so I cant drop my landline. Ive been through the business with a dish on my roof and I dont even want to think about Internet through a dish. He said his next step would be to contact the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and local legislators to put pressure on Windstream to make changes. This is costing us a lot of money, he said. Its costing our customers grief. Its rippling through the system and Im not the only one. His neighbors on Facebook made that clear. Melissa Muehring Paulson said she was told her Internet service wouldnt be up until Oct. 24, at the earliest. Also, they told me that if you dont want to pay for this service while its out, you have to call and make a claim, she said. Peter Gunnary said paying for a service that isnt working is only part of the problem. How are businesses and students supposed to work? he asked. I sent a nice note with my payment last month saying, I cant earn money to pay you if I cant send proposals or invoices. I started sending them by snail mail because its faster than waiting for service. Bette Nelson echoed that sentiment. It is impossible to run a business via the network as you never know when it will go out, she said. As for local businesses and organizations, City Attorney Rhonda Pagel said she was without service on Monday, as was the Maple Lake Library. Service to three of the librarys computers was restored, but two other computers were still unable to access the Internet. The Messenger will continue to monitor the situation as more information becomes available.

Respondents can also offer their contact information in order for a library representative to talk to them further about questions or comments, sign up to be a volunteer or to be notified of various library events. The board hopes to get feedback from people who do not currently use the library, so it can tailor plans to attract more people. We know a ton of people in the community dont use the library, Pagel said. Why? What are they looking for that we dont have here? Perhaps the answer is e-books, which are available in the Great River Regional System, though there is often a wait for the most The change deals with the incorporation of e-cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products, Asleson said. We have received inquiries from people who want to sell e-cigarettes only and not tobacco products, so we have a new area of our ordinance that hadnt been addressed before. The board was informed that information about the long-term impact of e-cigarettes hasnt been done yet and the Food and Drug Administration doesnt regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, so there are unanswered questions. Commissioner Charlie Borrell asked why the county should be making such a decision when the state mandates laws concerning e-cigarettes. In 2010, the state passed legislation making it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors, but Borrell believes the e-cigarette could be an alternative for those looking to quit smoking. Where is it going to stop? Borrell asked. Are we going to start making rules about nicotine gum next? Is this a problem? I think were putting the cart before

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tech worked with us to reconnect network settings; something about the IP not being recognized, she said. Whatever it was, he got it working for us! Hallelujah! Lois Holmberg Carlson said she was able to get the situation resolved, but not without cost. (DSL is) finally up today after being on the phone for almost two hours, calling Windstream and then calling Cisco, who my router is through, to reset everything, she said. On top of the time I spent on this issue, I had to pay a $30 service charge so my router company could reset passwords. She added that, if outage problems reoccur, she might have to look for other options. But Wolseth, who uses the Internet for his business, said he does not have another viable option in his area. Charter wont come out here, Wolseth said. Thats a problem with the legislature, he hypothesized. They


popular items. Individuals will have an opportunity to tell the board what they would like to see more of, along with other changes the library should make. One suggestion may be more, or different, hours of operation. We know some people who have commented that theyre only available on Tuesday or Thursday, Pagel said. For example, I pick up my kids at daycare at 6 p.m., so I cant go to the library then. If a lot of people say theyd come in on Tuesdays, maybe we should add it and see how it goes. Since the librarys inception, the board has wanted to offer the horse on this. Board Chairman Pat Sawatzke had his own opposition to the proposed ordinance changes, saying that e-cigarettes could be a smoking cessation tool and, as such, should be applauded, not regulated. In the end, the board voted 3-2 in favor of amending the ordinance, with Borrell and Sawatzke voting against it. The board also instructed County Coordinator Lee Kelly to draft a proposed change to county policy that would address the use of e-cigarettes on county property. In other business, the board: Approved a transfer of $1 million from the countys reserve fund to the capital projects technology fund. There are numerous upgrades needed in the countys technological framework that require attention and it was felt that the money should be taken from the reserves in the general fund rather than make the costs part of the countys taxable levy. Laid over for one week bids

meeting rooms, but space is lacking in the current facility. Thats something the board has discussed and continues to explore, Pagel said. Anyone involved with the library knows we need more space. Its possible the community will say we dont need it. When the library started, one goal was to provide meeting space, but we havent been able to accomplish that. If we have the opportunity to move into a space, we want a survey to help tell us how to use that space. The board is pleased with increased support both within and outside the community. Both the annual fundraiser and upcoming Barnes & Noble fundraiser have received for the cleanup of County Ditch 10. The three bids all came in over the estimate of $115,000, with the low bid coming from Blackstone Contractors, of Corcoran, at $148,484. Approved hiring appraiser Clay Dodd to perform appraisal work for the county in a potential court case coming with J&B RE Inc. in the City of St. Michael. The company has filed a tax court petition disputing the countys appraised value of its property. The appeal covers the 2011 and 2012 tax assessments. The county claims the property is worth $13 million, while the company claims the property is worth roughly half that amount. Referred to the personnel committee a request to add a fulltime employee in the veterans services office. Approved the parks department fee schedule for 2014. Most of the fees remained the same, but there were minor increases to the cost of campsites at Collinwood/Schroeder Park.

been successful. In addition, Wright County has granted $12,500 to the library, along with $5,000 from the city, $3,000 in other grants and $1,500 from area townships. Regardless of the survey results, the board is thankful for the support. The board also hopes more volunteers will step up to make the librarys dreams a reality. Were always looking for people to help in any way possible serving on committees or volunteering as much or as little time as they can theres always something for them to do, Pagel said. Maybe its something as simple as filling out a survey. Authorized signatures on a resolution of support for a request being made by Stockholm Township to access grant funds from the states Township Road Fund for improvements to Rhodes Avenue along the entrance to Collinwood Park. Rescheduled the building committee meeting scheduled for Oct. 9 to Oct. 23. Authorized board attendance at the 120th Annual Minnesota Transportation Alliance annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, in St. Cloud. Scheduled a committee of the whole meeting for 10:30 a.m. following the Nov. 12 board meeting to discuss elected department head salaries for 2014.

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Oct. 17: Wright Saddle Club, clubhouse, Maple Lake, 7:30 p.m. New members always welcome. Krista, 320-3990 Oct. 17: Maple Lake Legion Post 131 Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Maple Lake Legion Club. Oct. 17: AA & Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Oct. 19: AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Oct. 21: S.A.M. quilting group, 7 a.m., St. Timothys Church basement. Oct. 21: Multiple Sclerosis support group, 12-1:30 p.m., Buffalo United Methodist Church. For more information, call Cathy at 320-274-8408 or Mary Jo, 612-353-1460. Oct. 21: Al-Anon and Mens 12 Step Group, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free


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Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Oct. 22: Wright County Parks Commission, 7 p.m., Wright County Public Works building, 1901 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo; 763-682-7693. Oct. 22: Annandale Lakers AA & Al-Anon, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church of Annandale, 250 Oak Ave. N.; 320-2743380. Oct. 22: Gamblers Anonymous & AA, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, 2051 50th St. NE, County Rds. 25 & 113. Oct. 22: Celebrate Recovery (non-denominational Christian-based recovery program), 7 p.m., Monticello Covenant Church; 763-2952112. Oct. 23: Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m., Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 400 E. County Rd. 37, Maple Lake.


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The next Fare For All food distribution will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, at Annandale City Hall. Volunteers may help from 9 a.m. to noon. Fare For All is a monthly program that provides groceries to anyone for a reduced price. Orders must be received by the preceding Friday before the distribution. Any assistance you could provide is greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please contact 320/492-9461 or pamdlamb@hotmail.com. Back to the fifties with the Rockin Hollywoods will be playing at St. Johns Family Life Center in Buffalo on Sunday, October 20, at 7 p.m. For information, you can call the church office at 763-682-1883. The Love INC Gala is Sunday Oct 20, from 4:30-8:30 PM at Saint Frances Xavier Faith & Education Center, Buffalo. Tickets are still available. You may purchase your tickets at Bank West in Buffalo and Hanover, Star Bank in Maple Lake and Buffalo Books and Irish Blessings Coffee Shop in Maple Lake. The social hour begins at 4:30 with appetizers and games and a photo booth. The Silent Auction begins at 4:30 and showcases many items including, Chanhassen dinner theater tickets, a day at Powder Ridge, quilts, homemade caramels and wine. A delicious dinner will be served at 6:00 followed by a presentation by Tom Konz, executive director at Love INC, Around 7:30 some young adults from various churches in the community will perform. There will be a live auction and a dessert action. The dessert auction will showcase cookies made by the Adult Day Care Center and many other wonderful desserts and cakes. The live auction has one quarter of beef, processed and wrapped, a handmade quilt, float plane ride and many other items. Elsenpeter Auctions will be the Auctioneer. The Buffalo Community Theater production, the play Cheaper by the Dozen, explores just that: its the story of a large, unique family, with parents who are great pioneers in industrial efficiency, and the blunders that follow, along with the lessons those teach. Jack Neveaux directs this production, which will take the stage in the Discovery School auditorium October 18-20 and 25-27. For more information about Cheaper by the Dozen or BCT, log on towww.bctmn.org or check out the Buffalo Community Theater Facebook page. Wright County Community Action (WCCA) offers a first-time home buyers seminar called Home Stretch, which will cover a variety of topics related to the home buying process. Area lenders, real estate agents, and other professionals will instruct the workshop. The seminar will be held Monday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street East, Annandale. To register, call WCCA at 320-9636500 ext. 231. The Northwest Deanery Council of Catholic Women will meet for their fall gathering on Monday, October 21, at St. Alberts Catholic Church, 11400 57th St. NE, Albertville. Registration is at 5:15 p.m., liturgy at 6 p.m. and lunch and program at 6:45 p.m. Guest speakers will be from the ACCW. Reservations can be made by calling Marlene at 763-497-2967. The Wright County Historical Society will be holding their 7th Annual Dessert Social on Tuesday, October 22, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Wright County Heritage Center Activity Room (2001 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo). This year the dessert focus is once again on classic, tried-and-true recipes from our childhood memories and will be complete with a live auction of food and fun-themed baskets. Doors to the Wright County Heritage Center open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Heritage Center, by mail (PO Box 304, Buffalo, MN 55313), and by phone (763-682-8945). Following the Dessert Social, the WCHS Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center Rural Life Gallery. The meeting includes a slideshow depicting highlights of the year as well as upcoming events for 2014, and offers attendees a 'sneak peak' at WCHS' upcoming exhibits, programs and presentations. The meeting will conclude with voting of the WCHS' 2014 Board of Directors and special recognition awards. The Annual Meeting is free and open to the general public, however, only current WCHS members will be eligible to vote. The current WCHS Board of Directors invites all members who are interested in serving on the board to contact President Arny Tessmer at 763-682-7323. Buffalo Hospital Foundation is hosting a free Mammography Party for women who are uninsured or underinsured on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buffalo Hospital. In addition to mammograms, guests will be offered free blood pressure checks, reflexology, seated massages, and treats. Motivational speakers will make presentations at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is required. Call 1-888-643-2584 and mention code BM7 to schedule a mammogram. Buffalo Hospital Foundation is partnering with SAGE to host this event. SAGE is Minnesota Department of Healths comprehensive breast and cervical cancer screening program. The Maple Lake Library is currently conducting a survey to determine how well the current structure is serving the community and what, if any, changes should be made. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete. To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/ MapleLakeLibrary or maplelakelibrary.com. Paper versions of the survey are also available at the library, Maple Lake City Hall, Maple Lake Lumber and Star Bank. Submit community programs and events to news@maplelakemessenger.com

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Rockin Hollywoods to play on Sunday

Love INC. Big Woods Gala to be held on Sunday

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A combine was destroyed at the Norb Schaufler farm after it caught fire while harvesting corn. ... Four Legionnaires, Mel Fouquette, Roy Holm, Donald Kloss and Clarence Rassat, were honored and presented certificates from Legion Commander Gary Jude recognizing their 50 years of continuous membership. ... Myarold Pick earned commendation as a 16year-old, WWII gunner. ... And thats the way it was fifteen years ago this week.

Tim Lengyel scored a two-forone while buck hunting when he bagged two nine-point bucks that had their horns locked together after fighting. ... The Annandale/Maple Lake/Howard Lake Joint Wastewater Commission approved sewer plant upgrades costing $913,000.00. ... Mike Messina and Mike OLoughlin were introduced by the Maple Lake Messenger for running for Maple Lake mayor. ... And thats the way it was five years ago this week.

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Sister M. Clarissa, S.S.N.D., renovated all of the books and files in the St. Tims library. ... Maple Lakes High School band accepted an invitation to participate in a music festival in Orlando, Florida where they would compete in a parade and as a concert band. ... The Wright County Board voted and approved a Great River Regional Library branch in St. Michael. ... And thats the way it was twentyfive years ago this week.

First-time home buyers seminar on Monday

Wright County Public Health offers cholesterol testing in the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van. For WOW van sites, appointments or questions, call Rosemary at 682-7717 or toll free, 1-800362-3667, Ext. 7717. Wellness on Wheels Services include: Adult and Child Immunizations; Health Screening: Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol (by appointment), Pregnancy, Health and Wellness; Child Car Seat Check (by appointment); Information about: Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise, Nutrition, Recommendations for Routine Medical Care, Safety - Individual, Home, Car Seat, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, Child Health, Growth & Development, Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Infectious Diseases,

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Farmers Union Central Exchange of South St. Paul announced a cash retirement of $7,103,373.00 worth of patronage refund stock. ... Francis Abenroth was re-elected as president of the Wright County Farmers Union. Other officers elected included Gordon Bergen as vice president and Ted Heins as secretary-treasurer. At Manuel Shoe Store, a new pair of mens slacks ranged in price from $2.95 - $4.95. ... And thats the way it was fifty years ago this week. Chronic Illness, Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors, such as Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Unsafe Sex; Information and Assistance in Accessing Resources. For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717, or toll-free at 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available. * Van hours are Monday through Thursday are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates: Wednesday, Oct. 16: Hanover, BankWest Thursday, Oct. 17: Annandale, The Marketplace Monday, Oct. 21: Monticello, Walmart Tuesday, Oct. 22: Montrose, Clark Station Wednesday, Oct. 23: St. Michael, The Marketplace The complete WOW van schedule is available online at: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/department/humanservices/wow

Blue Star Mothers attend Tribute to The Troops

Deanery Council of Catholic Women meet Monday

WCHS' annual social and meeting on Tuesday

Wright County Area Blue Star Mothers Chapter members pictured at the Tribute to the Troops: associate member Alan Pecarina, Chapter President Jenny Pecarina, Chapter Treasurer Lori Schimmele, chapter member Lisa Dohrmann, chapter member Lisa Johnson and Chapter Membership Chair Linda McKinstry. (Photo submitted) Members of the Wright County Area Blue Star Mothers Chapter recently attended the 10th Annual Tribute to the Troops event at the Medina Entertainment Center. Tribute to the Troops is an organization of dedicated volunteers, supporters and participants that have joined together to raise awareness to the sacrifices made by Americas fallen heroes and their families. Throughout the weekend of Sept. 6-8, volunteers and supporters visited families of Minnesota fallen heroes, active military at Camp Ripley, other various organizations and finally celebrated heroes with the benefit concert by co-founder Rockie Lynne. The Wright County Area Blue Star Mothers Chapter supports this event by hosting the sales table and participating in the memorial by reading the names of Minnesota fallen heroes. The Wright County Area chapter of Blue Star Mothers is a nonprofit 501c3 organization promoting the support of military children, veterans and mothers. The chapter is always welcoming new members to the group. The chapter email is BSMofWrightCounty@gmail.com and the national website is www.bluestar mothers.org. The next scheduled meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Free mammograms at Buffalo Hospital Oct. 26

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Offering a nutritious meal in a warm, caring atmosphere with friendship and fun. Everyone welcome. The Senior Dining Center is located at Maple Manor West, 555 2nd St. W. For more information, call 320-963-5771. MONDAY, Oct. 21 Hamburger on Bun, Baked Beans, Country-Trio Vegetables, Raspberry Parfait TUESDAY, Oct. 22 Lasagna, Lettuce Salad, Corn, Garlic Bread, Sliced

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Pears WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 Roast Turkey, Whipped Potatoes w/Gravy, Broccoli-Raisin Salad, Wheat Bread, Cranapple Crunch THURSDAY, Oct. 24 Swedish Meatballs, Paprika Potatoes, Baked Squash, Wheat Bread, Frosted Cake FRIDAY, Oct. 25 Hearty Stew, French Bread, Seven-Layer Salad, Peanut-Butter Bar

DNR do with animals that are taken illegally (poached)? Answer: For those animals that are taken illegally, the DNR tries to ensure that the animal poached is not wasted. Meat from illegally harvested wild game such as deer is often donated to food shelves and other groups that serve those less fortunate. However, sometimes meat must be thrown away or de-

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Question: What does the stroyed. This has been especially

true for fish. The DNR has an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health to dispose of meat, such as pre-packaged fish fillets, because it is often hard to tell whether or not the packaging was done properly. In some cases, the animal or bird, or parts of the animal, such as deer antlers, are turned over to schools and other educational institutions for study.

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HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH 5460 63rd St. NW, Box 462, Maple Lake Ph.: 320-963-3536 www.holycrossmaplelake.com Pastors: Steven King and Culynn Curtis Visitors Are Always Welcome! THURS.: Cottage Conversation; 7 p.m., Revelation Bible Study; EMPC Weekend (through Sat.). SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Service; 9:15 a.m., Education Hour; 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Service; 11:45 a.m., Discovery Session. MON.: 11 a.m., Staff Meeting; 1 p.m., First of All Prayer Group, Quilters. WED.: 6 p.m., Worship on Wednesday (WOW); 7 p.m., Choir, Confirmation; 7:45 p.m., Gods Story Discussion. CHURCH OF ST. TIMOTHY 8 Oak Ave. N., Maple Lake Ph.: 320-963-3726 www.churchofsttimothy.org Pastor: John Meyer School Principal: Deacon Mike Medley SAT.: 3:30-4:15 p.m., Confessions; 4:30 p.m., Mass. SUN.: 8 & 10 a.m., Mass.


MT. HERMON LUTHERAN CHURCH 1284 Keats Ave. N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-963-3284 Pastor: Marianne Zitzewitz SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service.

ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH 331 W. Harrison St., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8827 www.stjohns-annandale.org Pastor: Dave E. Nelson SUN.: 8:30 Traditional Worship; 10 a.m., Contemporary Worship. BUFFALO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 200 2nd Ave. NE, Buffalo Ph.: 763-682-3582 Pastor: Devin Locati SAT.: 9:45 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Church Service.

The 60+ and Healthy Clinics, provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for the senior citizens of Wright County. Toenail trimming is offered to meet the needs of those seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. The 60+ and Healthy Clinics will be charging a $15 fee for foot care services. This fee is necessary because the clinics are no longer being funded by grant money. However, if you are unable to pay the fee, you will not be turned away. The clinics are hosted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following days: October 21st & 22nd (8 Hr. First Time Course) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank of Elk River, 812 Main Street, Elk River. November 5 (4 Hr. Refresher Course) 1 to 5 p.m., St. MichaelCrow River Senior Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael November 7 (4 Hr. Refresher Course) 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 507 County Road 134, Buffalo The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; preregistration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches

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BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ph.: 320-963-3118 www.uccml.org Pastor: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer revjbpalmer@gmail.com THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Girl Scouts. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Fellowship; 10:45 a.m., G.I.F.T.; 11 a.m., Confirmation; Newsletter Deadline. MON.: 11 a.m.-noon, Second Harvest Heartland Food Distribution. TUES.: 10 a.m., Bible Study at Irish Blessings; 6:30 p.m., Christian Ed/G.I.F.T. at Winkelmans; 7 p.m., Bible Study. WED.: 5 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous; 7 p.m., Choir. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SILVER CREEK (LCMS) 11390 Elliott Ave. N.W., M.L. Ph.: 763-878-2820 Pastor: Rev. George W. Sagissor III SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School, Bible Study.

HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH 1705 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, Mo. Syn. Pastor: Rob Jarvis Ph.: 763-682-3278; www.hosannalcms.org SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:30 a.m., Bible Study and Sunday School. TUES.: 8 p.m., Young Adults Group. WED.: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m., Confirmation Class.

55+ Driver Improvement Program

please ask clinic staff or call WC Public Health at 1-800-3623667 or 763-682-7456. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, Oct. 22: Monticello Senior Center, 505 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Monticello Tuesday, Nov. 5: Buffalo Community Center, 206 Central Ave., Buffalo Tuesday, Nov. 12: Howard Lake Community Center Public Library, 617 6th St., Howard Lake To see the full schedule, you can visit the website at: www.co.wright.mn.us/forms/humanservices/60%20Plus%20and %20Healthy%20Schedule.pdf

Cold Weather Rule begins

Low-income Minnesotans who may have trouble paying their heating bills this heating season can act now to (1) ensure that their heat stays on and (2) apply for help to pay their heating bills. The Cold Weather Rule protection takes effect on October 15 and protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off through April 15, 2014. To prevent heating disconnection, customers must contact their utility to set up a monthly payment plan. Households that need to reconnect their heat for this winter should call their utility company now to take advantage of these payment options. The Cold Weather Rule is administered by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. More information on the rule is available at the PUC website, or you can call 651-296-7124 or 800-657-3782. The Energy Assistance Program helps pay home heating costs. Minnesota offers the LowIncome Home Energy Assistance Program, known as the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). EAP, federally-funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, helps renters and homeowners earning less than 50 percent of

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BUFFALO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP WED.: Discussion Group Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7:30 p.m., at Buffalo Community Center, Across the Street from the Post Office at 206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25). For More Information, Call Luke at 763-682-4616 or Visit www.buuf.us. Everyone is welcome. BUFFALO EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 2051 50th Street NE, Buffalo, MN (corner of Hwy. 25 N. & County Rd. 113) Ph. 763-682-6846; www.buffalofree.org info@buffalofree.org Senior Pastor: Brian Thorstad THURS.: 7 p.m., Small Groups; 7:30 a.m., AA & Al-Anon. FRI.: 6 a.m., Mens Small Group; 7 p.m., Small Groups. SUN.: 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, Coffee Fellowship, Childrens Church; 11 a.m., Sunday School for All Ages; 6 p.m., Youth Groups; 7 p.m., Small Group. MON.: 7 p.m., Womens Bible Study; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon. TUES.: 7 p.m., Knitting Ministry; 7:30 p.m., Mens Small Group, AA, GA. WED.: 6:30 p.m., Awana, Choir Practice.

SILVER CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH 4282 114th St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 3 miles so. of I-94 on Co. Rd. 143, just off Hwy. 8; Ph.: 320-963-3957; 605553-5240 www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org Pastor: Luke Baehr SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship; 10:30 a.m., Sunday School. ANNANDALE EVAN. FREE CHURCH 10252 St. Hwy. 55 N.W., Annandale Ph.: 320-274-8951 Pastor: Dennis L. Johnson THURS.: 1:30 p.m., College & Career MIT; 7 p.m., Cry Out Practice. FRI.: 10 a.m., Ladies Bible Study. SAT.: 7:30 a.m., Mens Breakfast; 9:30 a.m., Local Evangelism. SUN.: 8:15 a.m., Prayer; 8:30 & 11 a.m., Worship w/Communion; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 6 p.m., Gospel LIfe. MON.: 9 a.m., Grandmas in Touch; 6:30 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Mens Bible Study. TUES.: 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery. WED.: 2 p.m., Young at Heart; 6 p.m., Awana; 7 p.m., Solid Rock; 7:30 p.m., Womens Bible Study.

this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has something for everyone. The fee for the four hour refresher course is $20.00 and the eight hour course is $24.00. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.mnsafetycenter.org or call TOLL FREE 1-(888)-234-1294. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10% discount.

the states median income ($43,642 for a family of four) obtain grant money to help pay their heating bills. The average annual EAP grant per household last year was $500. Households with seniors, disabled residents, and children are especially encouraged to apply for EAP. Applications were recently sent to households that qualified for EAP last year; others who may qualify are encouraged to apply. To apply for assistance, contact the local service provider in your county by calling 1-800-657-3710 or visiting the EAP section on the Division of Energy Resources website. Other forms of assistance may be available through county social service programs, community-based organizations, and nonprofit agencies. For a list of resources, visit the Stay Warm Minnesota webpage.

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ANNANDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 250 Oak Ave. N., Box 329, Annan. Ph.: 320-274-5127 www.mumac.org/~annandaleumc Pastor: Marilee Benson FRI.: 7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous. SUN.: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship, Sunday School. TUES.: 8 p.m., AA/Al-Anon.

BUFFALO COVENANT CHURCH 1601 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo Ph.: 763-682-1470 www.buffalocov.org Lead Pastor: Max Frazier FRI.: 6:30 p.m., BCC Homeschoolers. SUN.: 8 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Contemporary Services; 9:30 a.m., First Grade Milestone; 9:30 & 11 a.m., Swimming Upstream; 11 a.m., Confirmation; 3:30 p.m., Mens Flag Football; 6:30 p.m., Chill Out, S.N.I.P.P. MON.: Noon, Prayer Group; 1 p.m., Womens Bible Study; 3 p.m., Care Meeting; 7 p.m., BBI: Matthew. TUES.: 6 a.m., Deep Waters 3; 9 a.m., MOPS Steering; 6 p.m., Grief Share; 6:30 p.m., Divorce Care; 8 p.m., Womens Volleyball. WED.: 6 a.m., Purity Platoon; 9 a.m., Shuffleboard; 5 p.m., Awana Supper; 6 p.m., Awana; 6 p.m., Hang Time; 6:30 p.m., 9th Grade Confirmation; 8 p.m., Senior High Small Group. THURS.: 6:30 p.m., Financial Peace University, Worship Team Practice; 6:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMC 12449 Clementa Ave. NW, Monticello Pastor: Jim Tetlie, 763-878-2092 www.lutheran-faith.org Secretarys office hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday SUN.: 10 a.m., Worship Service. WED.: 7 p.m., Worship Service.

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School staff wear orange for Unity Day


Maple Lake Messenger Page 7 October 16, 2013

Staff from Maple Lake High School (above, left) and Maple Lake Elementary (above, right) wore orange shirts as part of Unity Day on Oct. 9. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the day was sponsored by PACERs National Bullying Prevention Center. In the high school, the Friends of Rachel Club promoted the day by making orange paper ribbons that read UNITE on them, the students then put them up around school and, on Wednesday, gave them to students to wear or put on their lockers. Students also watched a short clip on Bullying during first hour and had a discussion about what bullying looks like in MLHS and what more can be done about it. Students then were given a paper shape to write words, phrases or ideas about kindness. The shapes were then put up around the student silhouette posters that are in the commons. All students and staff were encouraged to wear orange to take a stand to make positive change and create an atmosphere of kindness. Participating MLHS staff included (front) Steve Kosloski, Andy Boman, Brad Baumann, Leah Davis, Celeste Dahlstrom, (second row) Nichole Rengel, Naomi Durst, Heidi (Knott) Noerenberg, Renee Ruff, Tana Fobbe, Jeanne Omvig, (third row) Principal Dave Hansen, Dawn Klabunde, Mary Beth Barder, Sue Bjorstrom, Sue Nelson, Jean Elsenpeter, Colleen Carlson, Rachel Dale, Karla Mavencamp, Louie Manuel, (Back) Nathan Mitchell, Eric Meyer, Casey Pack, Nathan Rengel, Jeff Kubian, Mark Redemske and Karen Carey. (Photo by Gabe Licht) Participating MLE staff included (front) Kath Heffron, Jenn DesMarais-Holland, Catherine Luckemeyer, Kaitlin Poppen, Annie Jost, Kris Harlan, Sandi Pomije, Amanda Abraham, Lisa Weninger, Trish Ludwig, (back) Elise Santa, Shay Slettedahl, Linda Weber, Diane Hertwig, Tia Shay, Tanya Malwitz, Chad Hammerschmidt, Stacie Schneider, Carol Tongen, Kelly Seibert, Ann Hagen, Wendy Bidwell, Nicole Casebolt, Vicki Decker, Sue Nelson, Marty Kiebel, Danielle Blumhoefer, Tim Staloch, Rachel Hammerback, Sarah Barder, Amy Kosloski, Andrew Brown, Rhonda Carlson, Steve Fuchs, Adam Ronnenberg and Heidi Kelm. (Photo submitted) pumpkin could talk it would say, I am hungry. BO Bremer If my pumpkin could talk it would say, I am funny. Ella Peterson If my pumpkin could talk it would say, I dont feel so good. Kylee Dahlheimer If my pumpkin could talk it would say, I am sad, can I be with you? Mackenzie Gunderson If my pumpkin could talk it would say, I dont feel so good. Henry Pagel If my pumpkin could talk it would say, please dont eat me. Carter Courtright If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Im going to ride my bike. Allie Ertel If my pumpkin could talk it would say, tonight can I have a pumpkin roaster? Joey Edmonson If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Im ugly. Dayzie Floding If my pumpkin could talk it would say, go carve a squash instead. Bradley Browne If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Always show your Irish Pride everywhere you go. Cody Sherfey If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Oh my pumpkins! I dont feel so good. How do you feel? Do you feel fine? I feel like I am going to throw-up. Felicity Fischer, Mitchell Fehn, Ben Anderson, Tessa Pribyl, Brendon Anderson, and Madilynn Norgren all write, If my pumpkin could talk it would say; Boo! Ashley Gaffaney If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Boo! I dont like you. Kaya Hendrickson If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Hello. Kyra Hendrickson If my pumpkin could talk it would say, La, La, La Vince Karvonen If my pumpkin could talk it would say Hello and bye bye. Skyler Marschel If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Boo, Boo, Boo! Lydia Jostock If my scarecrow cold talk it would say, I hope I will get to see you. Drake Strzyzewski If my scarecrow could talk it would say, Meow, meow. Joe Neutz If my scarecrow could talk it would say, How are you?

Tia Skay and Tanya Malwitz had their first-grade students write what their pumpkins or scarecrows would say if they could talk. Avery Lee If my pumpkin could talk it would say, I think I am scary. Ben Torblaa If my pumpkin could talk it would say, Im going

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MLFD promotes fire prevention with kids

Maple Lake Messenger Page 8 October 16, 2013

The Maple Lake Fire Department was busy throughout Fire Prevention Week, hosting all kindergarten students at the Maple Lake Fire Station. Firemen John Peterson and Scott Carriveau also visited grades one, two and three at St. Timothys School to talk about fire safety and what firemen and rescue personnel do when they come upon a variety of fire situations and accidents. Those students were able to see how the equipment is used and were allowed to see the inside of the fire truck and rescue vehicle. (Photos submitted)

(Front) Carley Frost, Gage Woolridge, Alyxis Strzyzewski, Violet Byman, Mia Mattila, Nicholas Dulski, Henry McLaughlin, Olivia Jerome, Kody Uecker, (back) Dusty Sherfey, Alana Weiss, Brynn Ortiz, Evan Geyen, Michael Boe, Dylan Fritz, Calvin Berndt, Mack Preisinger, Gemma Wall, Sam Purcell and Mrs. Haglin

(Front) Joey Novotny, Blake Gage-Morton, Logan Jacobson, Allie McClory, Makkal Tessman, Alyssa Martinson, Maverick Johnson, Anna Lipinski, Joey Schaefer, (back) Mrs. Jost, Ralph Krohn, Landon Marsicek, Landon Holland, Ethan Erdahl, Kade Heaver, Taylor Walhowe, Winston Workman, Ellie Hanson, Kaitlyn Hagen

(Front) Ryan Fertig, Alana Idelburg, Brooklynn Skreen, Emily Jurgens, Andrew Marquette, Seth Gage-Morton, Ben Nelson, (back) Ms. Poppen, Hayden Dircks, Landon Salmela, Gentry Helgeson, Charlie Walhowe, Miley Oravetz, Grace Ronnenberg, Remington Daluge, Kieran Williams, Reaghan Fobbe, Danny Reilley

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(Top) Fireman John Peterson, dressed in gear, got down low to show St. Timothys School students how the firemen stay low to avoid smoke during a fire. This is how we look as we crawl through a building to rescue people, he said. (Above) St. Timothys School student Larson Melgaard dons a firefighters helmet.

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Volleyball team has solid week, wins tournament

The Maple Lake Irish volleyball team capped off an impressive week, as they won the Benilde-St. Margaret Tournament. While a full story is not available, see the stats and coverage of the wins that led up to the tournament below. Thursday, Oct. 8, the Irish hosted the Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres. The teams played an intense match that ended in an Irish win. Maple Lake strives to have strong serves and prides themselves on the ability to pass tough serves. They did just that in game one. Using that to their advantage they won 25-21. The Irish played aggressively and were able to make many plays against the Sabres. When Maple Lake could control the serve, they were able to score multiple points at a time; however, the Irish serving in game two was inconsistent. The inconsistency allowed the Sabres to score the points needed to win 25-22. The loss put the momentum on the other side of the court. Maple Lakes serving remained unsteady and Sartell-St. Stephen continued to come back with tough plays. Toward the end of the set, Maple Lake lacked communication resulting in a 25-16 loss. To start game four, the Irish knew they must adjust their serving if they wanted to win. With motivation from a loud and supportive crowd, Maple Lake fought back with not only consistent but also aggressive serving. This was a struggle for the Sabres. They could not control the serves enough to make strong plays and the Irish kept playing strong, winning 25-20. This brought the match into game five. Winning the previous game, the Irish had won back the momentum. The Sabres were feeling down and began to have trouble communicating what the Irish
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Irish runners finish season strong on unfamiliar course

Racing in lane five, the Irish cross country team competed at the Albany invitational on Oct. 8. Running on an unfamiliar course didnt stop the Irish from racing hard and finishing strong. The girls varsity team huddled and prepared themselves for the race. They stuck to their game plan and steadily ran the course, despite never running it before. They went out just like always, competitively but also having fun. Halle Geyen finished the race first for Maple Lake, and fifth overall, with a time of 16:40. Just after Geyen, Sommer Carlson finished ninth with a time of 17:00 flat. Blair Stewig finished in 17th with a time of 17:19. Next for the Irish was Kayla Hoistad, finishing in 18:08 in 32nd. Just after Hoistad, Jessie Wohlrabe crossed the finish line in 45th, with a time of 18:40 and placing 48th was Jordan Sifferle, with a complete time of 18:45. The girls finished third overall with a team score of 108.
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Central Minnesota Conference Girls Volleyball Standings Conf. Overall PIERZ 5-1 17-7 BBE 5-1 19-7 MAPLELAKE 6-0 17-8 EV-W 2-4 8-15 ROCKFORD 1-5 7-16 HL-W-W 3-4 5-11 HOLDINGFORD 0-6 8-13 KIMBALL 3-4 12-13

were doing. Maple Lake used this to their advantage and won the last set 15-11, also winning the match. "It was my first game back from my injury and it was really great to be back on the court. Winning as a team only made the game more exciting," senior Anna Treptau said. After a tough match on Tuesday, the Irish were prepared to play another strong game against the Holdingford Huskers. They traveled there Thursday, Oct. 10, and returned with another win on their record. Starting the game with a 25-18 win in the first set, the Irish played with much skill. The Huskers did not play aggressively and that allowed the Irish to play the ball back with accuracy. The consistent attacking at the net made the Holdingford defense work hard during every play. They struggled to control the ball leading to an Irish win. The Huskers were inconsistent and this made it hard for the Irish to adjust their defense to match their opponents offense. The Irish continued to play a steady game but, with their defense on edge, they lost 25-19 in game two. Game three the Irish were prepared for everything and persevered to do their best. They adjusted their defense and, with Holdingford continuing to play a simple game, Maple Lake stayed aggressive. Working together, the team won 25-12. "The team played really well together, junior Taylor Pilger said. We communicated about everything and this made it easy to make the tough plays we needed to make to win."

Playing consistently and communicating well, the team won the final game 25-19. The team played an excellent match and really showed the talent and determination they have to win.


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Home vs. Sartell J. Pomije 4/4 2 17 K. Kelm 15/16 L. Rachel 14/16 22 M. Scheiber11/11 29 M. Neu 7/7 6 E. Webb 20/22 8 J. Goelz 11/11 13 B. Toedter 6 A. Treptau 13 T. Pilger 2/2 TEAM TOTALS 94% Overall Record: 12-8 CMC Record: 5-0

Away vs. Holdingford J. Pomije 8/8 1 14 4 K. Kelm 11/11 6 L. Rachel 16/18 10 18 M. Scheiber11/13 13 9 M. Neu 5/5 5 4 E. Webb 12/15 10 21 J. Goelz 10/15 14 10 B. Toedter 1 2 A. Treptau 8 T. Pilger 3/4 2 TEAM TOTALS 85% 78 2 9 16 4 2 16 18 2 2 71

Benilde-St. Marg Tourney Srv Kll Ast Digs J. Pomije 19/21 2 22 19 K. Kelm 14/17 11 L. Rachel 19/24 35 41 M. Scheiber32/32 34 16 M. Neu 21/23 10 4 C. Callahan 1 E. Webb 45/49 25 32 J. Goelz 31/32 16 17 B. Toedter 11 A. Treptau 13 3 T. Pilger 7/8 8 TEAM TOTALS 91% 152 Overall Record: 18-8 CMC Record: 6-0

(Above) The Irish girls won the Benilde-St. Margaret Tournament on Saturday. Pictured: (front) Maya Ortiz, Kelsie Kelm, Taylor Pilger, (second) Emily Webb, Olivia Marquette, Jordyn Trager, Chloe Callahan, Anna Treptau, (back) head coach Marty Kiebel, Morgan Sheiber, Brooklyn Toedter, Jenni Pomije, Linsey Rachel, Jillian Goelz, Maddy Neu and coach Amy Voigt. (Below) Taylor Pilger gets a dig in the Irishs win over Sartell-St. Stephen. (Photo by Chad Pingel)

Jessie Wohlrabe finishes 45th, with a time of 18:40 during the Albany Invitational. (Photos by Jennifer Carlson)

Irish cant slow No. 2 Holdingford, lose 46-0

What started out as a mismatch turned into a blowout Friday night, as the Maple Lake Irish traveled to take on the No. 2 Holdingford Huskers. We knew it was going to be tough, coach Tim Knudsen said. There were some mismatches up front. Initially, despite the mismatches, the Irish were able to move the ball, even with the wind in their face. Unfortunately for the visitors, their drive was stuffed on the 30-yard line and they turned the ball over on downs.
by Gabe Licht Editor

Next up, the boys varsity focused on their races. The Irish were warmed up and prepared to accomplish their goals throughout the race. Coming across the finish line first for Maple Lake in 19:05.07 was Andrew Schonessen, placing 28th. Finishing back-to-back-toback were Devin Deringer (30th, 19:05.65), Jackson Willard (31st, 19:13.4) and Cullen Gallagher (32nd, 19:13.72). Ross Hickey placed 41st in 19:36 and in 47th came Adam Ruhland, with a time of 20:12. Overall the boys placed 7th with a team score of 146. The Albany Invitational had us running tired, coach Ben Youngs said. It was a tough course with hills and lots of turns. We didn't have great times but it was a great tune-up for the CMC meet next Tuesday. I think we are ready for the big meet. With the regular season completed, everything theyve worked for will come down to these last few very important meets and the team is ready to succeed.

Adam Ruhland takes 47th overall and rounds out the boys top five, with a time of 20:12.


On Holdingfords second play, quarterback Mitch Messman took it to the house for a 7-0 lead. It kind of spiraled down from there, Knudsen said. Both the running and the passing game were ineffective, forcing the visitors to punt, which allowed the home team to score for a 14-0 lead with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. The Irish were once again held in their own territory. We were forced to punt again, Knudsen said. We had a low snap and got the ball, Charlie (Stejskal) took two steps and kicked it. At the same time, he

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was crushed. There was no flag. The kick went five yards. Though Knudsen argued for a flag, he said they were hard to come by for the home team all night, with just two penalties, compared to 12 for the Irish. Instead of the Irish keeping the ball on a penalty, Holdingford took advantage of the short field for a 20-0 lead. We gave them two short fields, Knudsen said. We cant afford to do that with teams like that. With the wind at their back, the green and black had a little more success throwing the ball,


but the drive still ended with a punt. After a successful onside kick, the Huskers kept it on the ground and scored again for a 260 halftime advantage. Rain and lightning moved into the area during intermission to delay the game more than an hour. While the Huskers were indoors, the Irish were left outside though the second half did not begin until after 9 p.m. The third quarter remained uneventful for the Irish offense. Holdingford, however, pushed the

This weeks Maple Lake Irish activities

Monday, Oct 21: 5:45pm Volleyball: JV Game vs. Zimmerman @ Maple Lake High School;5:45pm Volleyball: C Game vs. Zimmerman @ Maple Lake High School;7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Match vs. Zimmerman @ Maple Lake High School. Thursday, Oct 24: TBD Cross Country: Varsity Sections vs. Pierz Healy @ Pierz High School, Time & Bus TBD; 7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Sections vs. TBA @ Maple Lake High School.

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MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL August 20, 2013 Summary of Minutes The Maple Lake City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Kissock. Dircks, Geyen, Kissock, Lauer, and Northenscold were present. A motion was made/seconded/ passed (m/s/p), Dircks/Northenscold, to approve the agenda. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Geyen, to approve the Consent Agenda including Approval of the August 6 and August 15, 2013 Minutes; Approval of the 08-20-13 Disbursement List and July Check Register, Approval of Software Purchase Agreement with Civic Systems, LLC for miView Point; Approval of Initiative Foundation Request for Support of $1,000; and Approval of Engineers Report. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to table the proposed street vacation of a portion of Brun Street until August 26, 2013, to receive the amended survey and to review the minutes from 2011 regarding whether that minor sub-division approved would prohibit the sale of any land in the future. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, approving the Government Access Cable Technician Agreement with Elisabeth Schmieg. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock /Dircks, approving a van for the Planning Commission and City Council to tour the potential sites for an industrial park. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution #R2013-45, approving the State of Minnesota Grant Agreement No. 03903 for Airport Maintenance and Operation for the years 2014 and 2015 and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer to execute this Agreement and any amendments on behalf of the City of Maple Lake. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, authorizing staff to send written notice of the Citys rejection of the proposed amendment to the contract with Advanced Disposal. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, approving Payment #1 in the amount of $73,652.46 to

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SAK Construction, LLC, for the 2012/2013 I&I Improvement Project. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to adopt Resolution #R201346, approving the purchase agreement with Overland Group contingent upon language being included providing that the final entity will file a Certificate of Authority. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to amend the Employee Policy Handbook per the memo dated August 15, 2013, including both the Sick Leave and Vacation Sections. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Geyen, to adjourn the meeting at 9:18 p.m. Attest, City Clerk/Treasurer A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the Citys website at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us

MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL August 26, 2013 Summary of Minutes The Maple Lake City Council was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Dircks, Geyen, Kissock, Lauer, and Northenscold were present. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, approving the non-conforming use agreement with John and Rita McAlpine, subject to changing paragraph 3 to include at owners expense and other housekeeping issues and authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, approving the Non-Maintained City Right-of-Way Agreement with John and Rita McAlpine for a Private Driveway in an Unimproved Public Right-of-Way, subject to housekeeping issues and authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign. A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Kissock, to adopt Resolution #R2013-47, vacating a portion of Brun Street, contingent upon John and Rita McAlpine signing the following: 1) signed easement for the road and alley, 2) signed Non-Conforming Use Agreement, and 3) signed Driveway Agreement. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock

MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL September 10, 2013 Summary of Minutes The Maple Lake City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Kissock. Dircks, Geyen, Kissock, and Northenscold were present. A motion was made/seconded/ passed (m/s/p), Dircks/Northenscold, to approve the agenda. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Geyen, to approve the Consent Agenda including Approval of the August 20 and August 26, 2013, Minutes; Approval of the 09-10-13 Disbursement List and August Check Register, Approval to Grant Application for Exempt Permit Gambling Premises for Church of St. Timothy on December 26, 2013, at St. Timothy Parish Center; Approval for Staff to Attend MMBA Meeting/Training; and Approval of Engineers Report. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/Dircks, to rescind Resolution #R2013-16, Transfer of Liquor Store Property. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution #R201349, to approve the transfer/sale of Lot 1, Block 10, Paumens 3rd Addition, from the Liquor Store Fund to the General Fund, and the cash transfer of $200,000 from the General Fund to the Liquor Store Fund. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Geyen, to rescind Resolution #R2013-25, Interfund Loan-Pur-

/Dircks, to adopt Resolution #R201348, approving the lot line adjustment for John and Rita McAlpine, extending the south line of Lot 7 to include the current house, contingent upon the following: 1) signed easement for the road and alley, 2) signed NonConforming Use Agreement, and 3) signed Driveway Agreement. A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Dircks, to adjourn the meeting at 2:18 p.m. Attest, City Clerk/Treasurer A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the Citys website at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us

chase of Liquor Store Building. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution #R2013-50, approving the interfund loan to the Liquor Store for the purchase of the Liquor Store Building from the Sewer Fund, Fund 602, in the amount of $88,848.10, and from the Water Fund, Fund 601, in the amount of $300,000 at an interest rate of 3% for 5 years, with the Liquor Store Fund making monthly payments first to the Sewer Fund and then to the Water Fund. The 2014 proposed overall budget requirement is $1,526,030, an increase of $80,107 over 2013. The overall certified levy for 2014 is $846,575, an increase of $53,174 over 2013. The preliminary tax capacity from the County will result in a 2014 estimated tax rate of 58.389. The 2013 proposed tax rate in September, 2012 was 56.273, with the final tax rate for 2013 ending up at 56.299. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/Geyen, to adopt Resolution #R2013-51, adopting the 2014 Proposed Budget of $1,526,030 and the 2014 Proposed Levy of $846,575. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution #R2013-52, approving the Truth in Taxation hearing to be held on December 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with the continuation hearing on December 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. A motion was m/s/p, Geyen/ Dircks, approving Payment #2 in the amount of $115,489.60 to SAK Construction, LLC, for the 2012/2013 I&I Improvement Project. A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Geyen, approving Payment #1 in the amount of $27,567.81 to MidMinnesota Hot Mix for the 2013 Airport Parking Lot Paving Project. A motion was m/s/p, Geyen/ Northenscold, approving the 9 person van from M&M Bus for the Planning Commission tour at a rental cost of $75. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to direct Bilotta to prepare a memo stating what options the City has for the City Lot on Division and Birch. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, approving the cost of

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Access Healthcare Services. 2. Principal place of business: 7060 Imhoff Ln. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: On Call Clinicians, Inc., 5861 Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55416. 4. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed Name File Number: 36809660002 Originally filed on: 1/27/2010 Under the name: Access Therapy Center 5. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capaci-

$560.00 from Tri-Co Tree Movers to place 2 trees by Irish Stadium in memory of Cliff Hudek. A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to direct staff to prepare a comment letter with guidance from Gravel to Wright County regarding their cost sharing policy with cities. A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Geyen, to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m. Attest, Deputy City Clerk A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the Citys website at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us

TOWN OF MAPLE LAKE Sept. 17, 2013, Minutes The regular meeting of the Maple Lake Township Board was called to order by Chairman Gerry Giebenhain at 7 p.m. Supervisors Ron Wolff and Mike Elsenpeter, Treasurer Judy Neumann and Clerk Dick Hogan were present. The minutes of the Aug. 20, 2013, meeting were read by Chairman Giebenhain. As no additions or corrections were noted, a motion was offered by Wolff, seconded by Giebenhain, to approve as read. Carried 3-0. Victoria Johanneck, 7144 Gowan Ave. NW, requested approval for a conditional use permit to operate a stable, which will provide lessons, training and possible horse sales. Traffic flow should be very limited. The board viewed pictures of the facility which were very impressive. A motion was offered by Wolff, seconded by Elsenpeter, to approve request subject to county planning & zoning. Carried 3-0. Road damage from ATV operation was discussed. The board requested the clerk to send letters of ordinance violation to violators. Employee wage increases were discussed, tabled for later discussion. All warrants were paid as presented. As no additional business was brought before the board, Chairman Giebenhain adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Dick Hogan, Clerk

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score up to 40-0 in the quarter and unsuccessfully attempted a twopoint conversion to stretch the lead further. With the Irish playing much of their second string for most of the second half, Holdingford finally followed suit halfway through the fourth quarter and scored their final touchdown shortly thereafter to put the score at 46-0. Hunter Malachek and Austin Becker finally got the Irish on the board, as Malachek broke a 76yard run and Becker scored from two yards out. Despite the loss, Knudsen was proud of his young players, who were given more playing time. The young guys battled, Knudsen said. They knew they were overmatched, but kept going at them like Energizer bunnies. They did a decent job for us. They help their ground. Obviously, Holdingford was going to move the ball, but the young guys gave us a chance to rest some of the kids. Malacheks 76 yards led the Irish rushing attack, followed by Cal Redemske with 32 yards on nine carries, Nic Paumen with 30 yards on seven carries, Beckers 14 yards and touchdown on four carries, Landon Caugheys 13 yards on six carries, Trevor Borells five yards on one carry, Tony Goelzs two yards on three carries and Nick Gapinskis two yards on one carry.


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Goelz completed half of his 12 throws for 55 yards and one interception. On the receiving end, Zach Johnson caught three balls for 43 yards. Caughey had a catch for eight yards, Borell caught one pass for four yards and Blake Welstead got one yard on one catch. No one on Maple Lakes defense recorded more than two solo tackles as the squad allowed 331 rushing yards on 58 attempts and 97 receiving yards on 6-10 passing. Nic Paumen and Dominic Kaley each had two tackles and one assist. Lucas Fobbe had six assists to go with one solo tackle and Damian Kaley had five assists. Other defensive contributors included Dusty Strub, Derek Reller and Landon Caughey (one tackle, two assists each); Trevor Paumen (one tackle, one assist); Borell and Gapinski (one assist each). The Irish conclude the regular season against Pierz on Wednesday and will begin playoffs the following Tuesday.
Central Minnesota Conference Boys Football Standings Conf. Overall HOLDINGFORD 6-0 7-0 BBE 5-1 6-1 MAPLELAKE 3-3 4-3 PIERZ 3-3 4-3 ROCKFORD 3-3 3-4 HL-W-W 2-4 3-4 EV-W 2-4 2-5 KIMBALL 0-6 0-7

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