Dairyland Peach http://dairylandpeach.com Sauk Centre, Minnesota Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:32:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Use these guidelines when applying manure in the fall http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/use-these-guidelines-when-applying-manure-in-the-fall/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/use-these-guidelines-when-applying-manure-in-the-fall/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:18:23 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17953 By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension

It seems we’ve been thinking about all things fall lately. From harvesting crops to pasture prep to animal care, there’s always something to be done when the leaves start changing.

Let’s add something else to the list — manure. Any livestock producer can tell you what an asset manure is when it comes to crop production.

Manure can benefit an operation’s soil nutrient system and overall crop production. Crop yields are increased with manure usage. Soil nutrient levels are boosted, including micronutrients. And manure provides valuable organic matter to soil that improves soil tilth, aids in the retention of water and nutrients, and promotes growth of beneficial micro-organisms.

However, livestock producers must be extremely aware of potential environmental risks from manure’s nitrogen or phosphorus. Jose Hernandez with University of Minnesota Extension offers some insight on manure timing guides for fall.

Fall applications of manure, either injected or broadcast, allow more time for the organic portions of the manure to break down before the plant needs the nutrients as compared to spring application.

In contrast, fall applications also provide more time for potential loss of N. Hernandaz says, “The University of Minnesota recommends that if fall application is necessary, it should be done in late fall when soil temperatures are below 50 degrees. Low soil temperatures prevent the nitrogen in the manure to be available for leaching losses. If manure is applied to soils when soil temperatures are above 50 degrees F, the inorganic nitrogen converts rapidly to nitrate-nitrogen, which is a very mobile form of nitrogen and increases the risk of nitrogen leaching into the ground waters.”

Some livestock producers may also find that winter application of manure is inevitable. However, the practice is generally discouraged. Hernandez says, “First, in the winter, incorporation of the manure into the soil is not possible; therefore, most of the available, inorganic nitrogen will be lost. Second, the manure is lying on the soil surface, susceptible to movement by runoff into waterways, ditches and streams.

“If manure must be spread in the winter, select level land and apply only conservative rates of manure to minimize nutrient concentrations susceptible for movement.

“In addition, avoid applying manure where tillage was done going up and down the slope and avoid applying during times of snowmelt.

“With good management, winter-applied manure will provide the same phosphorus and potassium and about a third of the available nitrogen amounts as fall- or spring-applied manure.”

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Belgrade cousins shorten bucket list; to be on ‘Family Feud’ Oct. 31 http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/belgrade-cousins-shorten-bucket-list-to-be-on-family-feud-oct-31/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/belgrade-cousins-shorten-bucket-list-to-be-on-family-feud-oct-31/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:56 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17943 The grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade crossed off bucket list item and lifelong dream of participating on the “Family Feud” and meeting guest show host Steve Harvey. L to R Amanda (Lieser) Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Steve Harvey, Katie Gruber, Stacie Braegelman, Tiffany (Gruber) Breitbach.

The grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade crossed off bucket list item and lifelong dream of participating on the “Family Feud” and meeting guest show host Steve Harvey. L to R Amanda (Lieser) Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Steve Harvey, Katie Gruber, Stacie Braegelman, Tiffany (Gruber) Breitbach.

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent

A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show.

After a trove of auditions, practices and excitement, these young women took the flight to Atlanta and completed the final step of becoming official contestants.

The last audition occurred on stage with a mock game as well as a dress rehearsal. This was the first time the studio’s main producer met the cousins and determined if the casting producer from Minneapolis had made a good selection.

“They were very helpful,” said Samantha Hemmesch. “The casting producers remember who you are from your casting. They are really rooting for you to get onto the show.”

Left to right, Stacie Braegelman, Katie Gruber, Amanda Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Tiffany Breitbach

Left to right, Stacie Braegelman, Katie Gruber, Amanda Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Tiffany Breitbach

It was an intense hour and a half of taping for the Belgrade cousins. They had to relinquish their cell phones and sign a contract stating that they wouldn’t tell anyone who won the show until after the air date. They got an opportunity to sit in the audience for two shows, then they were shuffled into a dark waiting room while a new audience was brought in, and they were prepped to go onstage.

“You start the morning with a recap of the rules of what you cannot do while you’re there. You can’t ask the audience, you can’t raise your hand if you are in the audience, you can’t look at the audience. You are not allowed to socialize with Steve until you are on the stage with him,” said Hemmesch.

Once the rules were firmly established, the fun began for the Belgrade cousins. Their lifetime idol, Steve Harvey, met with the young women, and they got an opportunity to tell him about their life in Minnesota, their large, close family and how they have always been fans of the show.

“I was so nervous about talking to him, but he made you feel so comfortable, like talking with an old friend,” said Tiffany Breitbach.

The casting crew told the ladies to think of Harvey as an uncle. Something that was not difficult for a family that already has 26 uncles.

“He was a hoot to interact with,” said Hemmesch. “We told him there was already an article written about us. He asked if anyone in our town knew that we were here. We said we were kind of like local celebrities.”

Out of the eight families that were taped that day, the Belgrade cousins were the only ones from Minnesota. The women had a good time telling Harvey and the audience about the state and small town living. The weather was brought up and left the audience amazed by how cold it could.

Left to Right: Stacie Braegelman, Katie Gruber, Amanda Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Tiffany Breitbach

Left to Right: Stacie Braegelman, Katie Gruber, Amanda Polingo, Samantha Hemmesch, Tiffany Breitbach

“The audience was shocked that we plug our cars in during the winter so that they can start in the morning,” said Hemmesch.

After over an hour of joking around, the show then cut for a commercial break. During this time their makeup and outfits were checked while Harvey spent some time with the audience.

Breitbach said, “Everyone that worked for ‘Family Feud’ said that Steve was such a down to earth host. Instead of going back into his little room behind the stage, he’d do stand-up. That was really awesome. He would answer audience questions and crack jokes left and right. He’s hilarious.”

Aside from the amazing opportunity to take part in a lifelong dream of being on “Family Feud,” the cousins also enjoyed as much of Atlanta as they could during their visit.

As big sports fans, the ladies did not pass up an opportunity to attend a Braves game. They enjoyed the sights and sounds of the historic city, including riding a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the city and checking out the CNN building.

“The weather there was not extraordinary. It was very similar to Minnesota’s weather at the time,” said Breitbach.

The cousins have now succeeded in crossing off an item on their list of adventures that they would like to accomplish together. It was an amazing experience that will be a tale they can pass down as the next generation sits together and enjoys the classic game show.

“It was on our bucket list since we were like 10 years old,” said Hemmesch. “I’ve always thought that this was the one thing on my list that I’d never achieve. Now I have to review my bucket list, because apparently the impossible can happen.”

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Here’s how to negotiate fair farmland rental rates http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/heres-how-to-negotiate-fair-farmland-rental-rates/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/heres-how-to-negotiate-fair-farmland-rental-rates/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17950 By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension

One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over.

I can’t believe I’m already saying this, but the year 2014 is quickly drawing to a close, with less than three months until 2015. Now is the time that many landowners and tenants begin to renegotiate for the coming year. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Know the value of your land. A lot of factors come into play when determining the value of a piece of land. Soil type and quality, location, and size and shape of the parcel are just a few of the factors to consider. If you aren’t sure where to even start with valuing your land, you can look up the average rent for land in your county.

However, if you do this, it is important to remember that these numbers are just averages. In large counties, like Stearns, land values can vary greatly. You can get information about county averages by calling your county Extension office, or visiting www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/business/land-economics.

Next, determine the rental agreement. Will you be paying a fixed amount per month for a year? Will you be using a flexible land rent agreement? Flexible land rent agreements are becoming more popular, as they allow tenants and landlords to share risks and rewards.

No matter what type of agreement you choose, make sure you put it in writing. If something were to go awry, having the agreement documented will help protect both the landlord and tenant. For a basic, “fill-in-the-blank” type rental agreement, visit www.aglease101.org.

Finally, educate yourself. In November and December, Extension will again be offering land rent workshops, titled, “What is a Fair Farmland Rental Agreement?” We will have four in the area:

• Friday, Nov. 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Greenwald Pub in Greenwald and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Mr. Jim’s in Foley.
• Thursday, Dec. 11from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls and from 1:30-3:30 p.m.at the Browerville Community Center in Browerville.

If you have additional questions about land rent or the workshops, contact the Stearns County Extension Office at 320-255-6169, Benton County Extension Office at 320-968-5077, or the Morrison County Extension Office at 320-632-0161.

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Learn the truth about MNsure http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/learn-the-truth-about-mnsure-2/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/learn-the-truth-about-mnsure-2/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:32 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17936 To the editor:

Last week, I received two Republican flyers misrepresenting MNsure.

Everyday their TV ads play, blaming Obamacare for pretty much everything.

It’s important we talk about what MNsure and the ACA really are. MNsure is a free-market solution that allows individuals to shop for health insurance. It’s not a government takeover. Companies enter the marketplace to compete for our business.

Sometimes, companies like PreferredOne take risks that don’t pay off. The truth is that nationwide, exchanges will see a 25 percent increase in providers in 2015. And guess what? A new provider is entering Minnesota’ marketplace. Blue Plus is replacing PreferredOne.

When Republicans say people have lost their plans, what’s really happened is some plans have been phased out because they don’t comply with the new coverage requirements. Those people are offered different, stronger, more cost-effective plans that cover more.

The best part? No American can ever be kicked off a plan or denied coverage ever again, as long as we have MNsure and the ACA.

This is really important to me. My son required surgery at 4 months. Just last month, we got the best news of our lives; he will not need another surgery. He’s perfectly healthy.

Despite that, if MNsure is reversed, my family will be uninsurable.

Our doctors didn’t change, no one is making decisions for us. We actually have a better plan and dental insurance for the first time and saved over $6,000 this year in premiums.

As a small-business owner, because of MNsure, I no longer worry about losing my business due to some unforeseen medical bills.

As a husband and father I no longer worry about my family not having access to the best health care system in the world.

Please do all Minnesotans a service and vote for Gordy Wagner on Nov. 4.

Jake Sanders, Glenwood

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Obama not stopping ISIS http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/obama-not-stopping-isis-2/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/obama-not-stopping-isis-2/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:11 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17933 To the editor:

Obama did not attend 61 percent of intelligence meetings in the last couple of years, and he was informed of the terrorist buildup and disregarded it. Was that on purpose?

I knew when he announced that he was pulling out of Iraq and the timetable that there was going to be a big problem when our troops pulled out, the Iraqi soldiers left their post, ammunition, uniforms for fear they and their families would be killed. That is what is happening right now.

They massacred 300 soldiers on one base one and a half weeks ago. ISIS says they want to send Ebola infected people over here to infect the U.S. They also want names of our military over there so they can look up their families over here and kill them. Those are their statements last week.

A lot of our military brass are stating exactly what I have said.

When that animal beheaded that woman in Oklahoma, Obama said that was a workplace incident. My foot.

It sure looks like Obama is bringing our great country down on purpose as far as I am concerned. He is a traitor.

I hope the next election, we look at someone who loves and respects this country like Dr. Ben Carson. Please check him out.

Elmer Maciejewski, Avon

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What is going on in Todd County? http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/what-is-going-on-in-todd-county/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/what-is-going-on-in-todd-county/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17928 To the editor:

In January 2014, we again have a “closed personnel committee” comprised of the current county board chair who represents District 2, the vice chair who represents District 4 and human resources. This three person committee is closed to the public, denies any documentation of their activities and claims they don’t make any recommendations or decisions.

I, however, have documentation that they have hired an individual prior to board approval and repeatedly make recommendations for hiring to the board through resolution. This would be cause for compliance with the open meeting law.

In December 2013, the entire county board planned for a 1 percent pay increase for 2014 in their budget. When the new 2014 personnel committee took office they negotiated using an expensive labor attorney and recommended all employees receive a 2 percent raise plus steps.

Currently almost all of the taxes collected from property owners in Todd County goes to pay salaries and benefits to Todd County employees. Financially, this situation mandates an evaluation of services. However, the chair and vice chair have done nothing to evaluate the need for services nor have they brought forth any recommendations for program cuts. The other three commissioners have brought forth ideas, but the chair and vice chair remain silent.

An outside audit of Todd County’s finances which was presented to the board in June 2014 stated Todd County has a seven year trend of using reserves to finance their spending habits (Audit confirmed a $1.2 million shortage in 2013 and $1 million shortage for 2014). Can county taxpayers afford the continuation of a spend first, then tax mentality? In 2015, county taxpayers can expect to encounter a multitude of new taxes.

Contact the chair and vice chair. Ask them about their closed meetings. If you receive an answer, let me know.

Steve Beck, Browerville

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Minnesota retailers tighten down on teens and tobacco http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/minnesota-retailers-tighten-down-on-teens-and-tobacco/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/minnesota-retailers-tighten-down-on-teens-and-tobacco/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:32 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17904 Despite nation’s best showing, compliance issues remain

By John Michaelson
Minnesota News Connection

Minnesota retailers do better at thwarting teens’ attempts to buy tobacco than retailers in any other state, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The ranking is earning praise, although some anti-smoking advocates say the figures aren’t really consistent with what’s happening at the local level.

Only 1 percent of retailers in the state failed compliance checks in 2013, according to the report, but Jeannie Weigum, president of the Association for Nonsmokers — Minnesota, said that’s misleading.

“It’s a random sample, and they’re asking for very specific products,” she said. “One of our observations has been, when they change that up a bit, vendors tend not to do quite so well. It’s certainly a good thing that only 1 percent failed the test. However, we don’t feel that fully reflects what’s happening in the real world.”

Nationally, the retailer violation rate for tobacco sales to teens is nearly 10 percent, up slightly from the year before.

Little cigars are among the tobacco products for which they’ve found retailer violation rates can jump to as high as 30 percent, Weigum said, adding that they often are infused with candy or fruit flavors.

“The issue with the little cigars is one that came as a bit of a surprise to us,” she said. “We’re seeing that young people are smoking little cigars at about the same rate as they’re smoking cigarettes at this point — and we believe that’s because of the price. You can buy three cigars for 88 cents.”

She said young smokers compare 88 cents to the $7 to $8 general price range in Minnesota for one pack of cigarettes.

The full report is at samhsa.gov. More information on youth smoking is at ansrmn.org.

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11 CentraCare clinic sites receive health care home re-certification http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/11-centracare-clinic-sites-receive-health-care-home-re-certification/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/11-centracare-clinic-sites-receive-health-care-home-re-certification/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:00:52 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17906 Eleven CentraCare primary care clinic sites recently received Health Care Home (HCH) re-certification from the Minnesota Department of Health through November 2015.

The HCH-certified clinics include six CentraCare Clinic sites in St. Cloud (Pediatric & Adolescent Health, Northway Family Medicine, Health Plaza Family Medicine, River Campus Internal Medicine, Plaza Internal Medicine and CentraCare Family Health Center) as well as clinic sites in Becker, St. Joseph, Sauk Centre, Long Prairie and Melrose.

As of Oct. 1, these 11 sites have enrolled more than 1,800 patients in a health care home.

Patients in a health care home are assigned a care coordinator to help navigate the health system, coordinate care with specialists and connect them with vital community services. Care providers, families and patients work together to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with complex or chronic health conditions and disabilities. There are 24 care coordinators at these clinic sites.

The development of health care homes in Minnesota is part of the ground-breaking health reform legislation passed in May 2008. The legislation includes payment to primary care providers for partnering with patients and families to provide coordination of care.

To be certified as a health care home, providers and clinics must meet a rigorous set of standards that were developed through a public-private stakeholder process, and complete an application and participate in a site visit. Certification represents a transformation of care delivery that can benefit all patients who receive their care in a health care home.

Patient feedback also is an important part of the certification process and one couple said, “We love working with Health Care Home. We feel like we are a part of a team in managing our health needs and concerns, and we thank all who have made this possible.”

For more information about Health Care Home or certification, visit http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthreform/homes/index.html.

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Study: Too many kids moving out of booster seats too soon http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/study-too-many-kids-moving-out-of-booster-seats-too-soon/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/study-too-many-kids-moving-out-of-booster-seats-too-soon/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:00:36 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17908 Child should be at least 4’9” to use seat belts only

By John Michaelson
Minnesota News Connection

Kids often want to act like grownups, but experts say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off for as long as possible.

A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide finds the majority of parents are moving their children to seat belts before they are big enough. Organization president and CEO Kate Carr says that’s troubling because booster seats can reduce injuries by 45 percent over seat belt use alone.

“If there were to be a crash, and they weren’t in a booster seat, but just in a regular seat belt, they could likely suffer internal abdominal injuries or face or neck injuries caused by the belt tightening during the impact of the crash,” says Carr.

The survey also found one-in-five parents say they bend the rules when car pooling and allow children to ride without seat belts or an appropriate child-safety seat. In Minnesota last year, 13 children age 10 and under were killed and nearly 1,200 were injured in traffic crashes.

A child should be at least 4-feet, 9-inches tall to ride with just a seat belt, and Carr suggests parents make a habit out of measuring their child as they grow.

“Know how tall your child is, and encourage them from an early age that ‘You’ll move out of the booster seat when you hit 4 feet, 9 inches tall,’” she says. “When they’re 4-feet, 9-inches tall, make sure they’re buckled up every ride, every time and that includes parents, too.”

Carr adds, proper car-seat installation is also critical for maximum safety.

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Agnes Klinder, 93 http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/agnes-klinder-93/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/agnes-klinder-93/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:17:31 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17965 Agnes   Klinder, 93

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Friday, October 24, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie for Agnes E. Klinder, age 93, who passed away on Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids. Rev. Noah Wehrspann will officiate and burial will take place in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Long Prairie. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home Stein Chapel, Long Prairie.

Agnes Evangeline Olsen was born July 21, 1921 in Helena, Montana, the daughter of Einer and Ruth (French) Olsen. She was raised by her grandparents, Christian and Maren Olsen. She later moved to Wisconsin. She married Walter Klinder on January 15, 1942 in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota. They lived on a farm there until 1944 when they moved to a farm near Long Prairie. She worked at the DeLite Shop, Dahlman Cafe;, Bowling Alley, and the Long Prairie Hospital, training candy Stripers. In 1988, she moved to a cabin on Sauk Lake where she resided until 2009. From 2011 to 2013 she was a resident of the Galeon Care Center in Osakis. She later moved to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Agnes was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and its Ladies Aid. She did a lot of sewing for people, fixed hair, and drove school bus for several years. She always had a supply of mittens and caps for the students in case they became stranded on the road.
Agnes is survived by her daughters, Juneal (Russel) Martin, Osakis; Karrol Berge, Mesa, AZ; Julene (Bill) DeNet, St. Paul; and Karla (Gene) Kalway, St. Cloud; nine grandchildren, Sheri (Steven) VanDe Wiele, Chad (Lynette) Martin, Shannon (Erik) Heinen-Klimpel, Jennifer (Tony) Kuta, Justin DeNet, Collette DeNet, Kari Kalway, Erik Kalway, and Kenzie Kalway; 10 great-grandchildren, Jonathon, Victoria, Ross, Kasey, Jonah, Haleh, Joe, Grace, Nathan, and Tyler; six great-great grandchildren, JaVon, Zandria, Tavien, Janessa, Blake, and Skylar; siblings, Arlene Weber, Pine City; Lucille McIllhargey, Pine City; Vivien (Wally) Seth, North Branch; Doug (Dorothy) Olsen, Mora; and Virgil (Lee) Olsen, Kent, WA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter in 1984, brothers Thorwald, Lyle, Milton, Clifford, and Howard, and sisters, Sylvia Mead and Delores Stabenow.

Obituary and on-line guestbook available at www.williamsdingmann.com.

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Marlinda Zumwalde, 93 http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/marlinda-zumwalde-93/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/marlinda-zumwalde-93/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:17:17 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17962 Marlinda   Zumwalde, 93

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Marlinda Linda Zumwalde, age 93, who died Tuesday at her home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 8:00 p.m. Friday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with Christian Women, Catholic United Financial, American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Michaels Mission Group. Visitation will continue from 9:00 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the church.

Linda was born in Cold Spring, MN to Math and Mary (Jacobs) Ethen. She married Ralph Zumwalde on June 24, 1948 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN. Linda worked at Fandels Dept. Store a few years before she was married and later worked for the Rocori School District 750 as a teachers aide where she worked for 13 years, until her retirement. She helped with the Rocori School District Census for 28 years. Linda was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Smiles Senior Citizens, Catholic United Financial, Christian Women and St. Michaels Mission Group. Linda was also a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish where she was a lector and sang in the choir. She loved embroidery, golf, bowling, playing cards, gardening, canning, reading, and the Minnesota Twins. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Mary Kay (Fred) Newman, Jeanne (Mark) Zenner, Gary (Linda), Alan (Diana), and Brian; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Zumwalde.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph; sister, Sr. Alice Marie, OSB,

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Harold Fiala, 79 http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/harold-fiala-79/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/harold-fiala-79/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:16:46 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17959 Harold   Fiala, 79

Harold Fuzzy Fiala, age 79, Cold Spring, died 10/13. Visitation: one hour prior to service, 10/20, St. James Church, Jacobs Prairie. Services: 11 am, 10/20, St. James,Jacobs Prairie. Arrangements are with Wenner FH, Cold Spring.

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DeVona Kurpiers, 89 http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/devona-kurpiers-89/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/devona-kurpiers-89/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:16:40 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17956 DeVona    Kurpiers, 89

DeVona Caroline Kurpiers, 89, of Browerville, passed away on October 13, 2014, in St. Cloud. Funeral services for DeVona were held on Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Matthew Crane officiating. Interment was held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.
DeVona was born June 15, 1925, in Long Prairie Township, Todd County, to George & Cresencia (Spieker) Laumeyer Jr. On June 11, 1946, DeVona married Joseph Kurpiers at St. Marys of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie. DeVona was a very hard-working farm wife who believed in God, prayer, and kindness to others. A humble women, she preferred not to be the center of attention but paid close attention to the people she engaged in conversation. She remembered the small details of what you told her and was always concerned about you. DeVona enjoyed quilting, especially when it brought comfort to the receiver. She hand-made a quilt for each member of the family. Spending time with her family was of utmost importance. A special memory for the grandchildren is making cinnamon rolls with grandma, with extra cinnamon. She enjoyed visiting, making sure you had lunch too. She was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
DeVona is survived by her children: Sue (Steve) Albeck of Clear Lake, Jo DeBruycker of Willmar, Ron Kurpiers of St. Paul; siblings: Lloyd (Bea) Laumeyer of Long Prairie, Duane (Shirley) Laumeyer of Long Prairie; 2 grandchildren: Scott Albeck & Sarah Rieland; 3 great grandchildren: Aiden, Luci and Malcom.
Devona is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph, granddaughter Meghan; siblings: Laurence, Augusta, Mildred, Aylene, and Holdina.
Memorials preferred to Christ the King Restoration Fund or Be a Light of Hope and Healing, University of Minnesota Childrens Hospital.
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Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville itenfuneralhome.com

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Correction http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/correction-2/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/correction-2/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:55:37 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17931 Judge Andrew Pierson has been involved in over 100 trials in his legal career. Tom West erred last week in saying Pierson “presided over” them all.

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One Hour Buttermilk Rolls http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/one-hour-buttermilk-rolls/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/one-hour-buttermilk-rolls/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:17:24 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17922 1 1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 c. flour
4 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 dry yeast pkgs.
1/4 c. warm water (equals 2 Tbsp.)

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup water. (Add a dash of sugar to speed up the action). Heat buttermilk to lukewarm and add other ingredients. Mix and let stand 10 minutes. Roll out with rolling pin. Shape rolled dough into large rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Take a brush and spread a thin coating of butter and margarine over the dough. Then choose your favorite filling, spread it on, then roll up lengthwise, as for jelly roll. Cut in one inch slices. Place the cut side down in greased pan (usually 9-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch) or in greased muffin tins. Cover and let rise until double the size. Bake in moderate oven at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cinnamon rolls may be iced. Orange rolls taste crunchier if you take a brush and spread some of the orange filling over the top. (Butter the tops first before you cover them with a touch of filling). For cinnamon rolls: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup raisins or currants. For orange rolls: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, grated rind of one large orange.

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Cranberry Nut Bread http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/cranberry-nut-bread/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/cranberry-nut-bread/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:15:42 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17920 2 c. flour
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. orange juice
1 tsp. salt
1 c. coarsely chopped nuts
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp. ginger
Grated orange rind
1/2 c. brandy
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 c. cranberries, coarsely chopped

Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, orange peel, brandy and orange juice all at once. Stir just until mixture is evenly moist. Fold in the cranberries and raisins and nuts. Spoon into a greased 9-inch x 5-inch x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for about one and a half hours or until done. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing to cake rack for cooling. One may bake them in smaller pans for gifts, for about an hour.

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Pistachio Salad http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/pistachio-salad/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/pistachio-salad/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:15:08 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17918 20 oz. crushed pineapple without sugar (drained)
1 3 oz. pkg. instant pistachio sugar free pudding
1 c. plain lowfat yogurt
24 oz. carton low fat cottage cheese
1/2 c. Cool Whip (this can be left out for diabetics)

Add two packets of Equal if you want it sweeter. Mix and refrigerate until served. Serves eight.

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Cranberry Cake http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/cranberry-cake/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/cranberry-cake/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:14:48 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17916 1 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
2 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. whole cranberries (uncooked)

Cream sugar, butter, spoon flour mixed with salt and baking powder, add dry ingredients to cream mixture, alternately with milk beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in vanilla and cranberries. Spread in well-greased eight-inch pan. Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes. Serve with hot butter sauce.

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. coffee cream

Melt butter over medium heat, add sugar and cream, mixing well. Cook three to four minutes. (I thicken this with a little corn starch).

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Quick Beef Stroganoff http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/quick-beef-stroganoff/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/quick-beef-stroganoff/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:14:06 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17914 1 lb. sirloin steak
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
1 can mushrooms
3/4 c. water
1c. bown gravy mix
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. sour cream

Cut beef into strips. Cook beef and onions in butter until meat is lightly browned. Stir in water, mushrooms (including liquid), gravy mix and paprika. Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sour cream, heat but do not boil. Serve over rice or noodles. Makes four to five servings.

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Spinach Spread http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/spinach-spread/ http://dairylandpeach.com/2014/10/spinach-spread/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:13:39 +0000 http://dairylandpeach.com/?p=17912 10 oz. pkg. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained, squeeze water out
1 pkg. dry vegetable soup mix (Knorr)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
1 small onion, minced

Mix all ingredients well. Very good on snack bread or crackers.

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