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PAGE 11 - ............................ June 30, 2016 Have your name on a monument; new laws set to launch Ihopeyouandyourfamilyhave conduct a DNR aquifer study and la happy and safe Independence provide increased water appropri- iDay holiday weekend and are ations for the city of Cold Spring !able to join in the festivities with to help resolve current water and ~riends and family as we celebrate associated economic development ~ur great nation's independence, issues. There also is $200,000 for If you have a veteran, fire- helping deal with invasive aquatic fighter, law enforcement or first species at Lake Koronis. responder in your family, or are Other measures related to lone yourself, please consider put- I(-12 education, higher education, ring your name on the monu- health and human services, agri- ment that will be located just off culture, jobs, public safety, broad- Highway 23 in Rockville. It is quite band expansion and more were an honor to have the name etched included in that supplemental in granite for all your family to see finance bill. A few other general now and in the future. The dedica- highlights include: tion will happen on Sept. 11, 2016, Higher education: $2 million and names should be in by July 1, for the state grant program for 1ow- 2016, to be on the monument for and middle-income Minnesota the dedication. Call (320) 252-6473 students attending any in-state For more information, postsecondary institution. The monument committee just Broadband: An additional $40 received a piece of the World Trade million in General Fund spend- Center to be placed alongside the ing in Fiscal Year 2017. Of the new monument. We believe this is the money, $35 million is to go toward first of its kind in the Midwest, what broadband development grants. an addition to what will be an excel- Of this, $5 million may be used for lent tribute to all who serve our grants to underserved areas, and country, state and communities! up to $1 million may be used for On a separate note, a num- administrative costs. ber of new laws take affect July 1. Environment: Nearly $38 This includes a supplementalbud- million in Legislative-Citizen get bill that was passed during Commission on Minnesota the 2016 session. Maybe the most Resources is divided into eight notable provision in that package general categories, including is one that eliminates the state tax Foundational Natural Resource on military pensions. Our state Data and Information ($7.96 mil- unfortunatelyhas been one of very lion) and Water Resources ($7.80 few to fully tax veterans' pensions million). and I am proud we righted that Details of these and other new wrong thisyear, laws are available at Provisions in the bill with ran. local ties will provide funding to Rep. JeffHowe KRG first half results By Bill Liedman The 2016 trap season is half over. Four Leagues consisting of 25 teams are participating this season. Eighty-six perfect rounds have posted this first half. League 1 has River View Ranch on top. Team members are Bob Lange, Bill Smith, Bret Alsleben, Ken Storman, Gary Tintes, and Noah Thiesfield. League 2 winner was Riverside Tavern. Team members are Matt Foley, Jeff Miller, Nathan Hulstein, Tom Pollock, Bill Smith, and Bret Alselben. League 3 was won by Litchfield Bowl. Team members are Dan Walberg, LeRoy Kelly, Mike Lee, Dan Sorenson, Travis Rogers, and Nick Gross. League 4 champ was Gohmann's Foods. Team mem- bers are John Gohmann, Casey Gohmann, Charlie Serbus, Aaron Serbus, Jake Borman, and Rick :Johnson. Standings League 1 "River View Ranch 64 'Ringers 62 Petty Brothers 55 Main St. Pub 52 FLAP 37 ~SOB's 0 'League 2 Riverside Tavern 61 Kuechle Underground 56 ,Schlauderaff Imp. 41 Norgren Builders 37 Ripley Transport 37 Hicks Trucking 30 'League 3 Litchfield Bowl 60 'Two River Farm 58 Guys from Hutch 43 'Hendricks S & G 41 Maine Prairie DU 35 Shooting Blanks 23 League 4 Gohmann's Foods 75 Pokin Holes 74 Fairhaven Electric 66 Tri-CountyAuto Glass 60 Truenow 53 Dorn & Walberg, Ltd 35 SLS Drywall 15 Perfect Rounds Bill Smith 7 Tom Petty 5 Brent Alselben 4 Jake Borman 4 Keith Kalkbrenner 4 Don Merkens 4 Bob Petty 4 Darrel Terning 4 Mark lelkin 3 Paul Jorgenson 3 Eric Munson 3 Brody Padgett 3 Mic Petty 3 Zach Stein 3 Drew Beck 2 JeffKastenek 2 Justin Kuechle 2 Brian Kunkel 2 Mike Lee 2 Ben Leither 2 Dan Terning 2 Mark Almgren 1 Kurt Bowman 1 Matt Foley 1 Steven Golla 1 Nick Gross 1 Tim Hannon 1 John Howe 1 Joel Inselman 1 Jim Koshiol 1 Brandon Kuechle 1 Dellas Norgren 1 Travis Rogers 1 len Schmeling 1 Ken Storman 1 Blake Swanson 1 Dylan Terning 1 Gary Tintes 1 Roy Winkehnan 1 Mark Meteorologist Heat and humidity lower Weather Column: After a hot Some additional rain could start to the weekend on Saturday arrive late Sunday into Monday, we finally saw a pleasant day on but that is a long way out and Sunday. Dew points on Saturday things could certainly change by were in the mid to upper 70s mak- now and then! ing for a hot and sticky day. Have a great and safe upcom- Coupled with temperatures ining4thofJulyWeekendI the 80s and even 90s on Saturday, Weather history: On this date we knew that thunderstorms in 1959, Minnesota residents woke would fire up across parts of up to cold temperatures with Minnesota. Northern Minnesota morning lows in the 30s and 40s. took the brunt of the storms as did Alexandria had a record low of parts of east central Minnesota. 46 degrees F. CrowWing County had .75 inchWeather fact: Pulse storm: A diameter hail. Also, Aitkin County thunderstorm within which a brief picked up 3.25 inches of rain and period (pulse) of strong updraft several large trees were toppled, occurs, "during and immediately St. Louis, Pine and Itasca Counties after which the storm produces a also had thunderstorm wind dam- short episode of severe weather." age with many trees toppled.These storms generally are not Much more "refreshing" air tornado producers, but "often was found across central, west produce large hail and damaging central and northern Minnesota winds." on Sunday. Dew points fell back MNATAGLANCE: into the 50s and 60s with tempera- Moorhead Low 58 High 80 tures generally in the 80s. Duluth Low 53 High 78 Southern Minnesota still wasCentral Minn. Low 57 High 81 contending with the heat on Minneapolis Low 62 High 83 Sunday with a few spots still in Rochester Low 57 High 78 the 90s. For example, Canby hit Marshall Low 60 High 84 90 degrees on Sunday afternoon. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Monday, we started off the High 81 Low 57 Wind: WSW 5-10 morning with a bank of low-level mph Prec. None clouds and temperatures in the Monday's sunrise:5:34a.m. 50s and 60s. The day finally gave Monday's sunset: 9:15 p.m. way to some sunshine and cool Normal High: 77 temperatures. Temperatures gen- Normal Low: 57 erally warmed up into the 60s and We could see some show- 70s on Monday across the state, ers and thunderstorms arriv- Temperatures will start to ing late Wednesday into mainly warm up again by Wednesday eaflyThursday. Temperatures will out ahead of our next system. We warm up out ahead of that sys- could see rain chances returning tem on Wednesday and we should by lateWednesdayinto Thursday. return to the lower 80s. On the backside of the system, tempera- tures will cool down a bit before we climb back into the lower 80s on Sunday out ahead of our next area of low pressure. Thursday: Partly cloudy, 60-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly early. High 78 Low 52 Winds: NW 10-20 mph Prec..10"-.30" Friday: Mostly sunny. High 76 Low 55 Winds: ESE 10-15 mph Prec. None Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 77 Low 59 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. None Sunday: Partly cloudy, 30-per- cent chance of showers/T-storms late. High 80 Low 61 Winds: SE 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.20" NEED HELP? CALL US! We'll Get You Connected To Services In Your Community. Line" A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www.MinnesotaHolp.infoe Our goal in 2016 is to bring strong community awareness of doing business near home; in other words: "Shop Local." how much they contribute to our communities! onsl and the importance You'll be surprised to learn about our local businesses and Owners: Dan and Diane Thielen. Founded: In 1986 we started the business in a residential area in Eden Valley; the shop and warehouse was a 1,900 square foot building. We moved the business in 1994 to the present site in the Industrial Park, now with 7,500 square feet of space. In 2010 we added another 10,000 square feet to the factory in order to accommodate our growth. Our Employees: 6 full-time employees. What do we do?We design and manufacture attachments for construction, landScaping, and agricultural industries; about 50 different kinds of attachments for skid steer loaders, telehandlers, compact loaders, and ag tractors. We manufacture Grain Master belt conveyors, Tree Toad tree transplanters, and SlatTrax. The SlatTrax attachment is used for ground protection when driving equipment on grass. We do general repair work, and contract work for other companies. Greg Thielen is manager, and Dan and Diane Thielen are the owners of Thielen Machine & Welding in Eden Valley, What sets us apart: The variety, quality and durability of the products we manufacture. Products are usually shipped within a week and sometimes in just a few days. We design and test products at the shop. Our customers: Manufactured products are shipped worldwide. We do repair work for area farmers, businesses, and individual customers. Community involvement: We love to support our local schools, sports, and robotics team. We encourage the welding program department and help with ideas on what is needed to help fill jobs in the area. Our city is important to us and we support and are members of the Chamber of Commerce, Citizens 4 Progress, and Dan has been on the city council since 1992 (and mayor for eight years) and on the Eden Valley Fire & Rescue Department for 38 years. We are both involved with our church. Contact info.: Tel. (320) 453-3525, web, email