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    What’’S                          Man charged with trying to kill another man’s unborn baby
    InSIde                           Rory Northrup faces felonies for beating up his pregnant wife
                                        Rory Northrup, 24, rural        called for her.                        Joseph’s hospital in Brainerd       She decided to give it up.
 govERoR missEd a                    Aitkin, was charged with at-          Deputies say her face and           while Northrup was booked              Allegedly, after midnight,
Fish buT coughT ThE                  tempted murder of an unborn        chin were bruised, her left eye        into the Aitkin County jail with    when the children were asleep,
ExTRavaganza sPiRiT                  child in the first degree, pre-    was swelling and her left cheek        a blood alcohol content of .10      he started assaulting her, an
       Page 3                        meditated; and assault in the      was swelling. She lifted her           and abrasions on his knuckles       ordeal that lasted about two
                                     first degree, substantial bodily   shirt to show she was 24 weeks         and blood on his palm.              hours. He pulled her hair,
                                     harm. Both charges are felonies    pregnant. She said that her               A Brainerd police officer        slapped and punched her and
        obiTuaRiEs                   and stem from an incident in       husband punched and head-              was asked to take a statement       kicked her in the abdomen and
        Pages 4 & 5                  a Hazelton Township home           butted her face and punched            from the wife in the emergency      face in the living room. He
                                     on Jan. 12.                        and kicked her several times           room. He noted that her face        straddled her and struck her
communiTy EvEnTs                        According to court records,     in the abdominal area, that            was severely swollen with her       with a closed fist. At some point                Rory Northrup
    Page 5                           Northrup is now being repre-       he threatened to kill her and          eyes almost swollen shut and        he drug her to the basement                      something up her to kill the
                                     sented by Wesley R. Martins,       forced her to drink alcohol            her abdomen had bruises and         where he grabbed her stomach                     child. She said she felt that he
    minnEsoTa                        Duluth, of the Indian Legal As-    with the intention of harming          red marks.                          and squeezed it together and                     was going to kill her.
 TRumPETER swan                      sistance Program. Martins was      her unborn child, of which he             In a taped statement, she said   also kneaded her stomach.                           Earl Maus is the judge on
   PoPulaTion                        substituted for another public     is not the father.                     that Rory started drinking at 8        Allegedly, he head-butted                     the case. Court records show
    ToPs 5,500                       defender of Brainerd.                 She said that Rory made             p.m. He was upset that she was      her, slammed her against the                     that Northrup has faced many
                                        On Jan. 13, about 3:19 a.m.,    threats, claiming he would end         pregnant with another man’s         basement wall and slammed                        charges from alcohol and drugs
      Page 7
                                     deputies were called to the        the life of the child or himself.      child, as she was in another        her head on the cement floor.                    to assault, criminal sexual con-
                                     Hazelton Township residence        He had a knife in his hand at          relationship when they were         She felt as though she would                     duct and disorderly conduct.
    lEgal noTicEs                    when Rory’s wife claimed           the time, she said.                    split up for 18 months.             pass out. He threatened to kill                  He was convicted of domestic
       Page 7                        he beat her up, her eye was           Two more deputies came                 She said that she and Rory       her unborn baby as she had                       assault by strangulation for
                                     swelling shut and she was not      and were unable to locate the          were only together for about        refused to abort the pregnancy.                  a Carlton County incident in
         classiFiEds                 sure if she needed medical         knife. They arrested Northrup          eight or nine months before         He threatened to kill himself                    July 2006.
           Page 7                    attention.                         with their taser drawn, hand-          they split up. He demanded          saying he or the baby were                          The next step will be an om-
                                        On route, deputies were ad-     cuffed him and noticed blood           that she abort the pregnancy or     going to die and threatened                      nibus hearing in Aitkin County
                                     vised that he had passed out.      spots on his long johns and            give the baby up for adoption.      to stick a clothes hanger or                     District Court.
                                        At the home, two females        hands. By 4 a.m. he was placed
                                     standing in the living room        in a squad car.
                                     pointed toward the back door.
                                     A light was on in the base-
                                                                           As deputies searched the
                                                                        home they noticed there was
                                                                                                               Dale Lueck’s wolf case continued
                                     ment with a man sleeping on        very little food there. Later,           Dale Lueck is a rural Aitkin      the case has been stayed until                   “This whole thing is a soap
                                     a mattress and the black door      they talked to a 10-year-old           farmer who is working to            June. Lueck said it is hoped                     opera, as The World Turns,”
                                     handle was broken off the          child who said there were six          get the wolf delisted as an         that the wolf will be de-listed                  said Lueck. This is the fourth
                                     screen door.                       children there sleeping who            endangered species. He was          in the meantime through the                      time that the court case has
                                        The wife was speaking qui-      didn’t see anything.                   to have a hearing in federal        efforts of Sen. Amy Klobuchar                    been postponed.
                                     etly and an ambulance was             The wife was taken to St.           district court on Jan. 20, but      and others to help his case.

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                                                                      Sarah Smith family chosen for McGregor home
                                                                      I’m looking forward to some-         It’s apparent that she has set     don’t like to take tests on what     behavior and on getting the
                                                                      thing we can call our own,”       goals for her future. “My grades      I read.”                             girls to help more with chores,”
                                                                      said Smith in an interview.       are pretty good. I’ve made the            She said she loves to at-        said Sarah. “Now that I’ve
                                                                      “It will be nice to have our      And B honor rolls. I try to help      tend volleyball and basketball       changed jobs I don’t have
                                                                      own yard and rooms we can         my mom a lot. I’d like to be a        games at the school.                 to work every Sunday and I
                                                                      decorate. The girls have big      professional athlete or a hair-           What’s Elyssa most looking       want to take the kids to church
                                                                      plans for painting rooms pink     dresser. I’m definitely going to      forward to in her new home? “I       more.”
                                                                      and purple.”                      go to college.” Sydney said           hope we have carpet or a wood           She admitted to being both
                                                                         Sarah, a single mom with          Sydney and her younger             floor, not tile,” she said.          excited and overwhelmed
                                                                      children to raise and lots of     sister Elyssa rely on each other,         Cooper, 3 on Feb. 1, is a        about owning a home. She
                                                                      work to do, has almost no free    watch and help with their             bundle of energy. He goes to         needs to get in 300 hours of
Sarah Smith and her children of McGregor will be the new              time. “Going on Facebook is       younger brother and support           daycare and has a Head Start         sweat equity and is working
homeowners of a Habitat for Humanity home to be built in              my social life,” she said.        each other. They love to play a       home visitor who supports the        with the Habitat for Humanity
McGregor. From left: Sydney, Cooper, Sarah, the mom and                  If time and money were no      dancing and singing game on           whole family. His latest obses-      board members on training to
Elyssa.                                                               object she would enjoy ice        the TV. They share a room now         sion is dinosaurs -- books, a        be a new homeowner.
                                                                      fishing, snowmobiling and         and hope to have their own            PBS show and movies. He also            If you are interested in vol-
  Sarah Smith, 33, McGregor,      are very excited to be on           visiting friends and shopping     rooms in the new house, but           loves dogs.                          unteering for or donating to
and her three children have       their own when the house is         in the Twin Cities.               that is yet to be determined.             “His sisters are very patient    Aitkin County habitat for Hu-
been chosen as the partner        complete.                              Daughter Sydney, 13, the          Elyssa, 11, is a sixth grader at   with him,” said Mom Sarah.           manity, call 218-927-5656,
family for the new Habitat          Sarah works for Access            oldest, is a seventh grader at    McGregor. She plays volleyball        “They are like his two extra         write to Aitkin County Habitat
for Humanity home that will       Health, as a home health            McGregor School. She plays        and basketball and is thinking        little mommies.”                     for Humanity, PO Box 281,
be built on Iverson Street in     aide, and also as an on-call        volleyball, basketball and        about joining softball.                   The family is a cozy circle,     Aitkin, MN 56431. Or you can
McGregor this year.               custodian at the McGregor           softball. She likes to hang out      “I like to chill out at home       complete with dog, Cosmo             donate on line at giveMN.org
  The family lives in a rented    School.                             with friends, go shopping and     and hang out with my friends,”        and cat, Ninja.                      or email achfh@aitkincounty-
house now and they say they         “I’ve never owned a home so       text with her cell phone.         she said. “I love to read, but I          “I’m working on Cooper’s         habitat.org.


Governor missed a fish but caught the Extravaganza spirit
   Preliminary estimates indi-    pact of tourism in the Brainerd-    GMC pick-up truck – he chose      man of the contest this year.
cate that over 10,000 people      lakes area. Although he didn’t      the Ford. In 100th place, win-    She said, “I grew up around
were in attendance at the         catch a fish, Dayton stated that    ning an Ice Castle Fish House     this event and am amazed
world’s largest charitable ice    he enjoyed the Extravaganza         was Brandon Popp from Sauk        every year at its success and
fishing tournament on Jan. 22     experience and said, “This is       Rapids, MN. He caught a .55       the commitment of our volun-
for the 21st annual Brainerd      what Minnesota tourism is all       pound Walleye. In last place      teers.” The largest beneficiary
Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing      about.”                             (150th) was Bill Werner from      is Confidence Learning Center,
Extravaganza. Participants           At 12:03 p.m. the first angler   Cloquet, MN, and he landed        an outdoor recreational facility
came from as far as Sweden,       was welcomed to the weigh-          on the leader board with a .43    for people with developmental
plus many from across the         in tent by on-lookers ringing       pound Perch which won him         disabilities, but it’s estimated
country – Texas, Florida and      cow bells. There were 724 fish      an Arctic Cat ATV 550 Power       that 50 charities will benefit
New York to name a few.           registered this year. Andrew        Steering.                         from the successful event. The
   In amongst the sea of an-      Schultz landed the winning             There are two notable char-    Brainerd Jaycees have donated
glers was Minnesota Governor      fish, a 7.18 pound Northern in      acteristics about this event      $2.6-million to charities since
Mark Dayton, the first sitting    11 feet of water using a min-       – it is completely volunteer      the first Extravaganza was held
governor to attend this unique    now and a tip-up. A first-time      run and 100 percent of the        in 1991.
winter tourism event. He was      Extravaganza attendee from          proceeds are donated to area         All of the official event infor-
invited to the Extravaganza by    Donsman, WI, Schultz had this       charities. The Brainerd Jaycees   mation can be found online at
Minnesota State Representa-       to say, “I was really excited be-   invests more than 20,000 hours    www.icefishing.org including
tive John Ward, a Brainerd        cause this was the biggest fish     in the planning of the contest.   a complete winner’s list. Next
native, and spent the morning     I’ve ever caught.” Schultz had      Amongst the 400 volunteers        year’s event will be held on
discussing the economic im-       his choice between a Ford or        was Roberta Jay, the chair-       Sat., Jan. 21, 2012.                  John Ward, Governor Mark Dayton and Roberta Jay.


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                                                                                   obituaries
                                       helen Priem                                                                                                       marTin Berg
  Helen Ann Priem, 88, of Aitkin and formerly            in-law, Jim (Charlene) Skaj, Hugo; Mary Skaj,                              Martin A. Berg, 69, of Mc-               was a member of the McGregor Lions, the
of McGregor, died on Mon., Jan. 17, 2011, at             Aitkin; daughter and son-in-law, Pat (Al)                                Gregor, died on Wed., Jan. 19,             Tamarack Presbyterian Church and had been
Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin.                        Melser, Embarrass; eight grandchildren; 23                               2011, at the Riverwood Health              involved with the 4-H program for many years.
  Services were held Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, at             great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Embry,                             Care Center in Aitkin.                     as well as many community events.
Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor with             Illinois; many nieces, nephews, other relatives            Services were held Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, at the             He is survived by his wife: Linda Berg,
Fr. John Fleischhacker officiating. Burial was           and friends.                                             McGregor Community Center in McGregor.                     McGregor; son and daughter-in-law, David
in Union Woodland Cemetery.                                 She was preceded in death by her first hus-           Burial was in the Round Lake Cemetery. Mili-               (Brenda Besch ) Berg, Aitkin; daughter and
  She was born April 11, 1922, in Holdingford,           band, Alexander Skaj; second husband, Earl               tary honors will be provided by the McGregor               son-in-law, Deanna (Donald) Lemke, Sha-
to Michael and Anna (Berschik) Varhalla. She             Priem; son, Andy Skaj; brothers: Ray, John,              Larson-Deneen VFW Post.                                    kopee, mother: Anna Berg, McGregor; six
graduated from Holdingford High School. She              Ben, Andy, Elmer, and Mike Varhalla; sisters:              He was born Oct. 19, 1941, at Wealthwood,                grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Darrell
married Alexander Skaj on Jan. 30, 1940, in              Irene Francisco, Betty Wing, Marie Wagner,               to Martin and Anna (Scherle) Berg. He moved                (Daisy) Berg, Tamarack; Helen (Eugene) Berg,
Holdingford. After Alexander passed away                 Margaret Varhalla, Rose Varhalla, Ann Lucia              with his family to Tamarack. He grew up and                McGregor; Helmer (Ginny) Berg, Stanchfield;,
she married Earl Priem on May 6, 1970, in                and her parents.                                         attended schools in Tamarack and McGregor                  Leonard (Kathy) Berg, Maple Plain; sister-in-
Duluth. She was a member of the McGregor                    Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-             graduating from the McGregor High School in                law, Carol Berg, Tamarack.
VFW Auxiliary, Holy Family Catholic Church               Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go to                   1961. He then served in the U.S. Army. Upon                  He was preceded in death by his father,
and its Council of Catholic Women.                       www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest              his discharge, he returned to Tamarack and                 Martin; brother, Ole; sister, Marlene Latvala;
  She is survived by her son and daughters-              register.                                                farmed for a time. He married Linda Eigsberg               brother-in-laws: Burton Demenge and Nor-
                                                                                                                  on June 24, 1967, at Tamarack. Martin also                 man Latvala.
                               leeann Cosgrove                                                                    worked as a truck driver, auctioneer and real                 Arrangements were with the Sorensen-
  LeeAnn J. Cosgrove, 66, of McGregor                      She is survived by her son and daughter-               estate broker and drove bus for the McGregor               Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go
formerly of Crystal, died on Tue., Jan. 18,              in-law, Pat (Pam) Cosgrove, Coon Rapids;                 Schools for 16 years. He had lived in the                  to www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest
2011, at the University of Minnesota Fairview            daughters and son-in-law: Kristin Trizulny,              Tamarack/McGregor area his whole life. He                  register.
Hospital.                                                Plymouth; Amy (Todd) Schoeben, Bloom-
  Services were held Mon., Jan. 24, 2011,                ington; significant other, Frank Sweeney,                                                      evelyn lound
at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor               McGregor; seven grandchildren; sisters and                 Evelyn Bertha Lound, 89, of Brainerd, died               in-law, Stanley (Dorothy) Lound, Brady, TX;
with Fr. Paul Fruth officiating. Burial was in the       brothers-in-law: Betty (Mel) Hill, Santa Paula,          on Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, at the Cuyuna Regional             daughters and sons-in-law: Gloria (Gary)
Round Lake Cemetery.                                     CA.; Carol Caffee, Carlisle, IA; Marlys (John)           Care Center in Crosby.                                     Jensen, Ironton; Dianna (John) Evans, Bemi-
  She was born March 4, 1944, in Minneapolis,            Dick, Minneapolis; brothers and sisters-in-law:            Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri.,                dji; brother and sister-in-law, Harlan (Alvina)
to Peter and Judith (Torsdahl) Boersma. She              Don (Joyce) Boersma, New Hope; Bob (Fran)                Jan. 28, 2011, at Bethel Lutheran Church                   Britton, Brainerd; sisters and brothers-in-law:
grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis              Boersma, Maple Grove.                                    in Brainerd. Burial will be at the Woodland                Rachel (Harvey) Wing, Brainerd; Agnes (Wal-
graduating from North High School in 1962.                 She was preceded in death by her par-                  Cemetery in Irondale Township. Friends may                 ter) Hines, Brainerd; 11 grandchildren and 26
She married Patrick Cosgrove on May 9,                   ents; husband, Patrick, in 2000; and sister,             call on Thursday at the Koop Funeral Home                  great-grandchildren and three great-great-
1964, in Minneapolis. They made their home in            LaVonne.                                                 from 4 to 7 and one hour prior to the services             grandchildren.
Crystal. The purchased a cabin on Horseshoe                 Arrangements were with the Sorensen-                  at the church.                                               She was preceded in death by her parents;
Lake near McGregor in 1987 and moved there               Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go                   She was born June 26, 1921, in Vineland,                 husband, Clifford; brothers, Arthur, Clifford,
permanently in 2000. She was very involved               to www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest           to Henry and Lillie (Hoskins) Britton. She                 Lawrence, Bennie and Floyd Britton; and
with the Minnewawa Sportsman’s Club.                     register.                                                married Clifford Lound on Aug. 28, 1940, in                sister, Jennie Zuelich.
                                                                                                                  Brainerd.                                                    Arrangements were with the Koop Funeral
                                        mary PoPek                                                                  She is survived by her son and daughter-                 Home of Crosby.
 Mary Magdalen Popek, 92, of Crosby, died                Myrin-James American Legion Post #443,
on Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, at the Cuyuna Re-                Ironton.                                                                                     Thomas marTz
gional Care Center in Crosby.                              She is survived by her daughter, Rose Ann                Thomas Martz, 53, of Aitkin, died on Mon.,               tor which produced the Trident I submarine
 Services were held Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, at              Pickar, Crosby; brother, Frank Perpich, Cros-            Jan. 24, 2011, at his residence after a battle             launched missile. After a short stint at Potlach
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial           by; sister-in-law; Gloria Perpich, Ironton; three        with pancreatic cancer.                                    Corp. in Brainerd, he started his own welding
was at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.                  grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.                   Services were held Thu., Jan. 27, 2011, at               business.
 She was born July 18, 1918, in Crosby, to                 She was preceded in death by her parents;              Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in                       He is survived by his daughter, Ashley
Mike and Ivka (Butorac) Perpich. She married             husband, Joseph, in 1998; brothers, Tony, My-            Aitkin with Reverend Susan Cline officiating.              Trunk and her friend Isaac Benson, Malmo; a
Joseph Popek on May 2, 1953, in Crosby.                  ron and Joseph Perpich; sisters, Elsie, Dorothy          Burial was in Malmo Cemetery.                              grandson; brother, J. Robert Martz, Aitkin; a
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic                and Ann Perpich and Stella Middleton.                      He was born Feb. 12, 1957, in Aitkin, to                 niece and nephew; and many other relatives
Church in Crosby, National Catholic Society                Arrangements were with the Koop Funeral                Ross and Kathryn (Hartman) Martz. He at-                   and friends.
of Foresters, St. Mary’s Court #854 and the              Home of Crosby.                                          tended Aitkin public schools and graduated                   He was preceded in death by his parents,
                                                                                                                  from Aitkin High School in 1975. He then at-               and step-father, George Harrison.
                                                                                                                  tended Brainerd Vocational Technical College                 Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-
     Births, Open Houses, Engagements, Weddings & Community Events
                                                                                                                  studying welding and auto-body repair. From                Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go to
                          are published FREE!                                                                     1978 to 1988 he was employed as a welder at                www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest
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                                                              church directory
                                             * Indicates handicap accessible. NOTE: All times are Sunday morning (a.m.) unless indicated otherwise.
ALLIANCE                                                 Hillman — Holy Family, Fr. Justin Fish, 218-927-6581;    EVANGELICAL FrEE                                            Jacobson — Carmel, Pastors Loren & Judy Anderson-
Garrison* — Pastor Michael H. Palkie; Adult & Chil-        Mass Sun. 9 a.m.                                       Crosslake — Pastor Fred Cressman; Call for Service            Bauer; SS 9:30, Service 11, fellowship follows.
 dren’s SS 9:30; Worship & Children’s Church 10:30;      McGrath — Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. Paul Fruth, Mass:        Times at 218-692-4141, email thelogchurch@                Malmo — Bethesda (ELCA), Rev. Jim Raisanen; Sat.
 Wed. 7 p.m. Church/Home Bible Study.                      Sun. 11.                                                 crosslake.net                                               Informal Worship 5 p.m.; Sun. Worship 8 & 10; Fel-
McGregor/Big Sandy — Rev. S. DeMars, 426-3408;           McGregor — Holy Family, Fr. Paul Fruth, Mass: Sat.       Isle — Pastor Charles Visser; Worship 9; SS 10:15;            lowship between services; Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun.
 E. of Sather’s Store; Worship 9:30; Children’s            5:30 p.m.; Sun. 9.                                       Wed. Youth Group 6 p.m.; Adult Prayer 6:30 p.m.           McGrath — Grace; Wed. potluck 5 p.m., Bible study 6
 Church 10                                               Vineland — St. Therese, Mass Sun. 11; Holy Days          Malmo — Pastor Glenn Browning; SS 9:30; Fellowship            p.m.; SS 10; Worship 11.
                                                           8:30.                                                    10:30; Worship 10:50; Young Families Fellowship           McGrath — Zion (ELCA), Pastor Elliott Malm; Wor-
ASSEMBLY OF GOD                                                                                                     2nd and last Fri. of month, 5 p.m. June - Aug. gospel       ship 9; SS 9.
Aitkin — Rev. Dan Turner; SS 9; Worship 10; Wed.         CHurCH OF JESuS CHrIST OF                                  concerts every Sat. 7 p.m.                                McGregor/Big Sandy Lake — Grace Lutheran Log
  7 p.m.                                                 LATTEr-DAY SAINTS                                        Wright — Pastor Ken Mitchell, 218-426-5115; SS 9:30;          Church (ELCA), Pastor Ericka Foss; Worship 9,
Crosby — Rev. Michael Towers; Worship 10:30              Aitkin — Co. Rd. 12, Chapel Ph. 218-927-4454; Ron          Worship, 10:30; Thurs., Bible Study, 7 p.m.                 Fellowship follows, SS 10.
Crosslake — Crossroads Christian, Rev. Gary Espes-         DeCent 218-546-6512; Priesthood/Relief Society,                                                                    McGregor — Our Savior’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor
                                                           10; SS 11; Sac. Mtg. 11:50                             INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL                                       Henry Koopman; Worship 9; SS 10; Bible Study
  eth; SS at 9:30, Worship at 10:45
                                                                                                                  Emily Cornerstone Church — Pastor Earl Ready;                 Tue. 9, Wed. 7 p.m.
Hill City — Rev. G. Valley; Worship 10 and 6:30 p.m.;
                                                         COMMuNITY                                                  Worship 10, 41536 Birchwood Drive, Emily; 218-            Opstead — Holden (ELCA), SS 9:30; Worship
  Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m.
                                                         Aitkin Community — Nondenominational;                      763-2939.                                                   10:30.
Palisade — Pastor Ed Sornberger; SS 9; Worship 10;
                                                          927-2749; at 219-1st Ave. NE. Glen, Rev.                Ironton — Iron Range Christian Center; Pastor Dwight        Outing — Our Saviors; Worship 9.
  Bible Study, Wed. 7 p.m. at church, Wed. 7 p.m. kids                                                                                                                        Palisade — Bethel (ELCA), Rev. Wm. J. Sass; Worship
  games and bible activity, grades K-12.                 R. Stauter; Worship 9, May - October.                      Semler; 218-546-6523; meeting at Irondale Town
                                                                                                                    Hall*, Co. Rd. 12, (Deerwood Shortcut); Worship             9:30; Children’s Church 10; Wed . School classes
                                                         Grand Rapids — Solid Rock Church of God, Pastor
                                                                                                                    10 & Wed. 7 p.m.                                            4:30 p.m.
BAPTIST                                                    Robert Kimberling; 218-326-0711; Sun. BS 9:30,
                                                                                                                                                                              Rossburg — Bethesda (ELCA), Rev. Sandy Berg-
Aitkin — Westside, Pastor D. Smith; Worship 10; Bible      Worship 10:30; Wed. BS 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                  LuTHErAN                                                      Holte; Worship 10:30; SS 2nd Sat of Mo. 9 - 1 p.m.;
  Life group 11:11; aitkinwestside.org.                  Jacobson Community Church (the little white church in
                                                                                                                  Aitkin — Bethel* (CLB), Rev. G. Salmonson; Worship,           Comm. 1st & 3rd Sunday each month.
Brainerd — Eagles Nest, Pastor Bob Stockland 218-          Jacobson). Sun. SS (All ages) 9:30, Worship 10:30;                                                                 Tamarack (AFLC) — Pastor P. Franz; 1st & 4th Sun.
                                                           Family Time 2nd & 4th Sundays; Wed. BS 7 p.m.            9:30; Wed. Bible Study & prayer 7; SS following
  829-4673, Worship 11, SS 9:45.                                                                                                                                                11; 3rd Sun. 1
                                                         Kimberly — Nature Ave. Rev. Rick Perry; Worship            morning worship.
Breezy Point — Eagles Nest, Pastor Bob Stockland                                                                                                                              Thor — Zion, Pastor G. Salmonson; Worship 11; 1st
                                                           9; Adult Bible Study & Sunday School 10:30; 218-       Aitkin — Bethlehem (ELCA), Rev. Cindy Gray; Wor-
  218-562-5252, Worship 9:30, SS 9:30.                                                                              ship 9:30; SS 9:30; Holy Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun.               and 3rd Sun. April through December.
Crosby — Bible Baptist, Pastor G. Fisher; SS 9:45;         927-6256.                                                                                                          Wright —Bethlehem, Worship; SS 9.
                                                         McGregor — Amazing Grace Christian Church; Wor-            each month.
  Service 10:45 and 6 p.m., Bible Study and Our Kids                                                              Aitkin — First* (ELCA), Rev. Dorothy L. Sand; Wor-          Wright — St. John’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor Henry
  for Christ Wed. 7 p.m.                                   ship 9:30 at McGregor VFW; Elders: Larry Koehler                                                                     Koopman; Worship 10:30; Bible Study Thu. 10.
                                                                                                                    ship: Sun. 8 & 10:30; SS 9:15; Fellowship & Adult
Deerwood — Pastor W. Skog; SS 9:30; Worship 10:30          218-768-4407, Pat aPerrine 218-768-2234, Joel
                                                                                                                    Bible Study between services; Contemporary 2nd &
  and 6 p.m.; Wed. Service, 7 p.m.                         Seibel 218-768-3771                                                                                                PENTECOSTAL INDIAN
                                                                                                                    5th Sun., Communion every Sat. 5 p.m. & 1st & 3rd
Glory — Pastor R. F. Stauter, 927-3678; SS 9:15;         Merrifield — Community Church of the Nazarene, Pas-        Sun.; second service broadcast live on KKIN (930          Tamarack — Warriors of the Rainbow Ministry, 218-
  Worship 10:30 am.; Wed. 6:45 Kids Club, Youth            tor Larry Harshman; SS 9:45; Service 11 & 6 p.m.;        AM) & on TV cable channel 8 at 9 am Wed.                   768-3585, Pastors Ken and Robin Fairbanks, Praise
  Group and Divorce Care.                                  Wed. Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.; 218-829-7536.             Aitkin — St. John’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor D.              and Worship, Sat., 11. Everyone Welcome!
Hill City — Pastor L. Lee; 697-2645; SS 9:45; Wor-       Merrifield — Ossipee Community, Pastor Benjamin            Becker; Worship Sun. 9, SS 10
  ship 11 am, 7 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.; Bible Study, Fri.,      Peterson; SS 9:15; Service 10:30; Wed. Bible Study     Beaver Township — Finnish EA, Hwy. 27, Worship              PrESBYTErIAN
  7 p.m.                                                   Prayer, 7:30 p.m.                                        1st & 3rd Sun., 10:30.                                    Crosby/Ironton — Pastor Norma Spurgin, 1st St. SE,
Isle — Pastor Nick Skogen; 676-3171; SS 9:30; Ser-       Nisswa — Christ Community Church, Pastor Dave            Cedarbrook — St. John’s (ELCA), Rev. Sandy Berg-             Hallett Ave.; Worship 10 ; SS during worship.
  vice 10:30; Bible Study, Wed., 7 p.m.                    Uhrich; Service 9; Fellowship 10; Contemporary-          Holte; Worship 8:30; SS 9:30; Saturday SS; Holy           Crosslake — Pastor Kate Stangl; Worship 9:30 cof-
Opstead — Pastor P. Johnson; 676-8859; SS 9:30;            Worship 10:15.                                           Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun.                                       fee/fellowship 10:30; Adult Forum 3rd Sun. 8:15;
  Worship, 10:30; Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.               Palisade/Waukenabo Twp. — Hilltop Chapel, Pastor         Crosby — Immanuel (LCMC, NALC) Rev. Paul Matt-               Bible Study Wed. 9:45; Thu. Prayer 10; 14444
                                                           B. Hite; Service 10 a.m.; Adult and Children’s SS 9      son; Sat. 5 p.m. worship; Sun. 9 & 10:30 worship;          Daggett Pine Rd., 218-692-4769
CATHOLIC                                                   a.m.; between Esquagama & Round Lake. Handicap           SS (Sept.-May) 10:40.                                     McGrath — Calvary, Interim Pastor - Rev. Bill Chad-
Aitkin — St. James, Fr. Justin Fish, 218-927-6581;         Accessible.                                            Crosby —Zion (LC-MS) Pastor Dean Stolz; Worship              wick; Worship 9:30; SS 10:30.
  Mass Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.                         Tamarack — Church of Christ, 218-768-3898; Service         8:30; SS 10; Bible Study Wed. 7 pm; handicap ac-          McGregor/Round Lake — Rev. J. Yingling; Worship
Cromwell/Wright — Immaculate Conception, Mass:             9:30; SS 10:45.                                          cessible. 218-546-6910                                     9:30.
  Sat. 5 p.m.                                            McGregor — Victory Mission, Pastor J. Gould, 218-        Crosslake —(ELCA), Pastor Mark Anderson; Indoor             Tamarack — First, Rev. J. Yingling; Worship 11.
Crosby — St. Joseph’s, Fr. T. Deutsch, Mass: Sat. 5        768-2160; Sun. 10; Wed. Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.           worship 8:30; Coffee Fellowship 9:30; outdoor wor-        Round Lake — Rev. J. Yingling; Worship 9:30.
  p.m.; Sun 10:30 a.m.                                                                                              ship 10. 218-692-3682.
Crosslake — Immaculate Heart, Mass: Sat. 4 p.m.;         CONGrEGATIONAL                                           Crosslake —Mission of the Cross (LCMS), Pastor              SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
  Sun. 8:30                                              Aitkin (UCC) — Rev. Richard Celley; Worship 10;            Leslie Uhrinak; SS/Bible Study 10:45; Worship             Aitkin — Pastor R. Brauer; Worship, Sat. 9:20; Sabbath
Deerwood — St. Joseph’s, Fr. T. Deutsch, Mass: Sun.        Comm. 1st Sun.; Trustees Mtg., 2nd Sun.; Diaconate       9:30; Fellowship follows; Holy Comm. 1st, 3rd &             School 10:20; Prayer Mtg. Tue. 7 p.m.
  8:30; Sat. 7:30 pm.                                      Mtg., 3rd Sun.; Adult Bible Study Sun. 9 am.             5th Sundays; Confirm./Youth Group Wed. 6 p.m.;
Emily — St. Emily, Mass: Sun. 10:30; 8 Wed. & Fri;                                                                  218-692-4228                                              uNITED METHODIST
  218-763-2101.                                          EPISCOPAL                                                Deerwood — Salem (ELCA), Pastor D. Anderson;                Aitkin — Rev. Judith A. Clark; high school & adult
Garrison — Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. Justin Fish, 218-     Aitkin — St. John’s, Rev. Karl E. Bell, Holy Communion     Worship: 9:30; after Labor Day 8:15 & 10:30                 SS 9:15; Worship 10:30 Nursery & School age SS,
  927-6581; Masses: Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.               Service 9                                              Giese Immanuel — Rev. R. Langhorst & Rev. R.                  fellowship follows.
Grand Rapids — St. Joseph’s, Fr. Jerry Weiss, Mass:                                                                 Lovaas; Worship 9; SS 10; Holy Communion 1st              Crosby/Deerwood — Cascade, Rev. Mark Nordell;
  Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 & 10:30. 218-326-2483                                                                         Sun. of month 8:45.                                         Worship 9:45; fellowship follows.
                                                                                                                  Garrison — Light of the Cross (ELCA), Pastor Chris Hill;    Emily — Pastor Lois Hansen; Worship 8:45; fellow-
                                                                                                                    Worship 9.; Fellowship 10; Mid-week service Wed.            ship follows.*
                                                                                                                    6:15 pm with SPARK 6:30 pm; 320-692-4773.                 Cromwell — Northern Lights Parish (United Methodist)
                                                                                                                  Garrison — Shepherd of the Lake (Missouri Synod),             — Pastor Russ Christensen; Worship 10:30; SS 9.

                                                 S                                                                  Vacancy Pastor, Bible Study & SS Sun. 8:45; Wor-
                                                                                                                    ship 10; Fellowship 11.
                                                                                                                                                                              Fleming — Worship 10:30; handicapped acces-
                                                                                                                                                                                sible.
     Sorensen-Root-Thompson
                                                  R                   McGregor Funeral Home                       Hill City — Trinity, (Missouri Synod), Pastor Volkert;
                                                                                                                    Worship 9; Bible Study 10:15.
                                                                                                                                                                              Hill City — Rev. Russ Christensen; Worship 10:45
                                                                                                                                                                              McGregor — Pastor Russ Christensen .Worship 8:45;

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               Aitkin, MN                                                    McGregor, MN                         Hillman — Immanuel, (ELCA) Pastor Bob Munneke;                SS 10:15.*
                                                                             218-768-3136                           Sun. Worship 9:30. Located on the corner of Hwy.          Palisade — Pastor Russ Christensen; Worship 9.
            218-927-2614                                                                                            27 and Co. Rd. 47. (Handicap accessible)                  Cutler — Pine Lake Chapel, Rev. Judith A. Clark; Wor-
                                                                                                                  Iron Hub — Immanuel (LC-MS), Pastor Dean Stolz;               ship 9; King’s Kids 10 on 2nd Sundays.
                                                                                                                    Worship 10:30; 218-534-3069.
  Traditional • Cremation • Memorials • Pre-Arranged Funerals                                                     Isle — Faith (ELCA), Pastor John Lundberg; Worship          WESLEYAN
                                                                                                                    9:30; handicapped accessible.                             Emily — Rev. Jeff Drake; Worship 9; Friendship Time
    Directors: Jerry Thompson                                                                                     Isle — Trinity (Missouri Synod), Rev. Mark Maunula;          10; SS 10:30; Wed. Activities 6:30 p.m.; 218-763-

               Jason Brezinsky www.srtfuneral.com                                                                   Worship 8:30; Fellowship follows; SS 9:45; Adult           HOPE.
                                                                                                                    Bible 10.
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      obituariEs Cont’d                                                                                                            Community EvEnts
                                                                                                                              Ongoing Events:                                                     Mystic Masonic Lodge meets 1st & 3rd Tue. of
                                              Julie Sederberg                                                                   Access North Craft & Coffee, Mondays, 1 p.m.,                          the month at 7:30 p.m. over the Eye Care
  Julie Lynn Anderson Sederberg, 42, of Mc-                                Rapids.                                                  210 2nd St. NW, Aitkin.                                            Center in Aitkin.
Gregor, died on Mon., Jan. 24, 2011.                                         She is survived by her sons: Joseph Sed-           Aitkin Area Toastmasters meet 2nd & 4th Thu.                      National Alliance on Mental Illness meet Fri.,
                                                                                                                                    each month, 6 pm at MLEC.                                          2:30, Community Presbyterian Church, 703
  Services will be held at noon on Sat., Jan.                              erberg, Minneapolis; Alexander Sederberg,            Aitkin Weight Watchers meet Thu, 5 pm weigh-                           Pokegama Ave., room 105, Grand Rapids,
29, 2011, at the McGregor Community Center                                 Minneapolis; Dylan Sederberg, McGregor;                  in, 5:30 meeting above Aitkin Eye Care                             Call Terrence at 218-327-1347.
followed by lunch.                                                         parents, Bob and Jeanne Anderson, Mc-                    Center. Call 218-927-2407 for more info.                      RSVP Bone Builders Tue. & Thu from 10-11,
  She was born March 16, 1968, in St. Paul,                                Gregor; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert          Blow-Hards, a lung disease support group,                              in Aitkin Commerce bldg. above EyeCare.
to Robert and Jeanne (Steger) Anderson. The                                Anderson, Ely; Joel (Stefanie) Anderson, Co-             meets the 4th Thu. of each month, Kana-                            Free of charge. Info call 218-927-7206.
                                                                                                                                    bec Hospital in Mora. Contact Carol, 320-                     Senior Dance at Deerwood Legion, 1-4 p.m.,
family moved to Big Sandy Lake in McGregor                                 lumbia Heights; John (Joyce) Leitner, Nisswa;            225-3646.                                                          1st and 3rd Fri. each month.
in 1975. She graduated from McGregor High                                  nieces, nephews; and friend and companion of         Circle of Parents, community based support                        Women’s AA “Women 1st” open topic meet-
School in 1986. She married Dave Sederberg,                                ten years, Neal Sampson, McGregor.                       group for parents and children, Tue. at St.                       ings Wed. at 7 p.m. at Aitkin Alano Society,
together they had three boys. She was cur-                                   She was preceded in death by her sister,               James Church, Aitkin, 6-7:30 p.m., Info                           322 1st Ave. NE, Aitkin. Info call Julie 218-
                                                                                                                                    218-927-2327.                                                     927-3533 or Kim 218-927-6546.
rently in her third year of college in Grand                               Theresa Leitner.
                                                                                                                                Circles of Support meets every Tue., 6-8 p.m. January:
                                                                                                                                    If you are living paycheck to paycheck and                    28nd - Benefit Concert for Lexi LeDoux, BHS
                                              Vernon Steberg                                                                        are ready for a change, Circles may be                             senior. Concert and slient auction held at
                 Vernon D. “Mike” Steberg,                                 in Rochester. He was a WWII Marine Corp                  right for you. call Brandi, 800-997-5723.                          Brainerd High School Commons at 7 pm.
                                                                                                                                Cuyuna Range Youth Center, 1st & 3rd Mon.                              Public invited. Cost $5
                86, of Garrison, died on Tue.,                             Veteran serving in the South Pacific Theater.            6-8 p.m. for grades 3-6; Thu. 4-8, Fri. 5-9,                  29th - MN Wedding Experience, 11-3 pm, For-
                Jan. 25, 2011, at the St. Cloud                            He was retired member of the International               Sat. 5-10 for grades 7-12. Questions call                          estview Middle School, Baxter.
                Hospital.                                                  Operator Engineer Local 49 with 25 years of              218-851-5165.                                           February:
  Services will be held at noon on Sat., Jan.                              service.                                             Cuyuna Rock Gem & Mineral Club, meet 2nd                          1st - Everything you want to know about Aitkin
29, 2011, at the Light of the Cross Lutheran                                 He is survived by his wife, Mernyce; son               Sat. each month, 2:30 at Cuyuna Range                              County Sheriff’s office presented by Sheriff
                                                                                                                                    Community Center, lower level.                                     Scott Turner, 11 am, Glory Baptist Church,
Church in Garrison. Burial will be at the Gar-                             and daughter-in-law, Michael (Kathy) Steberg,        DivorceCare meets every Wed., 6:45-8:30                                Glen. Free lunch, reservations required for
rison Community Cemetery with full military                                Northfield; brother and sister-in-law, Manton            p.m. at Glory Community Center, 12 mi.                             lunch. Call Sandy at 218-768-3355.
honors given by the Garrison VFW. Friends                                  (Marion) Steberg, Zumbrota; sister, Irene                southeast of Aitkin. Call 218-927-3678.                       3rd - Riverwood Healthcare Center Annual
may call on Saturday one hour prior to the                                 Blomberg, Rochester; three grandchildren;            Emergency Food Shelf at St. James Catholic                             Meting, 7 pm, 40 Club Convention Center,
services at the church.                                                    five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews                Church, Aitkin. Hours are: Tue. & Thu. from                        Aitkin.
                                                                                                                                    12 to 3 p.m. To enter the food shelf go to                    5th - Snow Shoe Class, Northland Arboretum,
  He was born July 5, 1924, in Wanamingo,                                  and cousins.                                             the South side of the building, go to the 4th                      Brainerd, 10-noon, members $5, non-
MN to Alfred and Regina (Greseth) Steberg.                                   Arrangements were with the Koop Funeral                door and look for signs.                                           members $10. Bring snow shoes if you
He married Mernyce Nelson on March 1, 1943,                                Home of Crosby.                                      Emily-Outing AA group will meet every Sun. at                          have them otherwise instructor will supply,
                                                                                                                                    4 p.m. at Emily Wesleyan Church, 40141                             call 218-829-8770 to sign up.

Eighth annual Crosslake WinterFest
                                                                                                                                    Hwy. 6 N., Emily. Call 218-792-5881 for                       13th - Second Annual Buddy Walk, Gillette
                                                                                                                                    more info.                                                         Rec. Center, Bemidji State University, Be-
                                                                                                                                Evergreen P.A.C. ATV Club meetings 1st Thu.                            midji, registration 1:30, walk starts 2:30.
   The Crosslake WinterFest                            Crosslake businesses.                Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to             each month, 7 p.m., Gampers Supper Club,                           Music, prizes, crafts, refreshments served
                                                                                                                                    Moose Lake, open to public.                                        after walk. Call 800-450-7338 for pledge
kicks off Thu., Feb. 3 with a                             Several Crosslake business-       noon at the Crosslake Luther-       Gamblers Anonymous in Aitkin County meets                              sheets. Pledges not required to partici-
Medallion Hunt and contin-                             es will be hosting a myriad          an Church. The day includes             each Tue. at 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran                               pate.
ues through the weekend.                               of events ranging from bocce         ice sculpture demonstrations,           Church, Palisade. Info call Mary 218-461-                     16th - Aid and Attendance Pension program
   Clues for the WinterFest                            ball tournaments to Italian          antique and vintage snowmo-             5258 after 9 p.m.                                                  seminar for veterans and spouses of vet-
Treasure Hunt for the Medal-                           Olympics.                            bile rally, kids games, ice car     Garrison AA & ALANON meet every Mon. 7:30,                             erans. Presented by VA. 2:30, Edgewood
                                                                                                                                    at city hall; also AA at Alliance Church, Gar-                     Vista, Brainerd. For info call 828-3691
lion will be posted on www.                               Beginning at 6 p.m. on            races, music and more!                  rison Wed. 7-8 pm.                                            17th - Spaghetti Supper & Silent Auction to
crosslake.com or at all Cross-                         Fri., Feb. 4 at the Crosslake           To warm up from the inside       Garrison City Council meets the first Thu. of                          benefit STAR Ministry, 4:30-7 pm, Good
lake Chamber merchants. The                            Community Center there will          out, buy a $3 WinterFest                each month at the City building.                                   Samaritan Society, 200 Buffalo Hills Ln.,
reward for a lucky hunter is                           be horse drawn wagon rides,          Souvenir Cup and visit 17           Garrison Volunteers meet 1st Mon. at Alliance                          Brainerd. All welcome, $7.50 adults, $5
a basket filled with prizes                            a bonfire and s’mores, Snow          different businesses starting           Church, Garrison.                                                  children 8 and under. To reserve tickets
                                                                                                                                Garrison Area Community Food Shelf open                                call 218-829-1429, also sold at door.
donated by Crosslake area                              Mountain, pond skating, DJ           at noon on Saturday until the           Tue. & Thu. 1-5 p.m., at 9541 Madison                         19th - Old Fashion Winter Fun Day 10-4 pm
businesses.                                            music, a fire truck for kids to      soup is gone.                           Street; Garrison. For emergency Food                               with sleigh rides, games and food served
   For just $5, buy a Winter-                          check out and more.                     For more information call            Shelf, call 320-692-5399 and leave a mes-                          on grounds of North Central MN Farm &
Fest wristband for specials                               On Sat., Feb. 5, fuel up          Cindy Myogeto at 218-692-               sage.                                                              Antique Assn, Blackberry.
and discounts at a variety of                          at the Firefighter’s Pancake         4027.                               Hope for the Future Support Group for those                       19th - Sons of Norway - Tusenvann Lodge
                                                                                                                                    dealing with emotional issues, every Thu.,                         #1-659, Isle, monthly meeting at I.R.E.C.,
                                                                                                                                    1 p.m., 210 2nd St. NW, suite A, Aitkin,                           noon, coffee and lunch served, public is
Ice Fishing Contest and vintage                                                                                                     927-3748.
                                                                                                                                Ironton TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  19th - Snow Shoe Class, Northland Arbore-
                                                                                                                                    meet Tue., 3:30 weigh-in, 4 meeting at Im-                         tum, Brainerd, 10-noon, members $5, non-
Scorpion snowmobiles in Crosby                                                                                                      manual Lutheran Church, 600 4th St. SW,
                                                                                                                                    Crosby. Men & women invited. Info call Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       members $10. Bring snow shoes if you
                                                                                                                                                                                                       have them otherwise instructor will supply,
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Minnesota trumpeter swan population tops 5,500
                                                                                                                              areas with open water.”                   Minnesota for the winter              releasing trumpeter swans
                                                                                                                                The final count in Min-                 and are counted in the sur-           in park reserves just west
                                                                                                                              nesota was 5,362 trumpeter                vey. Therefore, the actual            of Minneapolis in the first
                                                                                                                              swans found at 20 locations               number of trumpeter swans             effort to restore this species
                                                                                                                              in 14 counties. In addition,              present in Minnesota in Sep-          to Minnesota.
                                                                                                                              some trumpeters that nest in              tember, 2010 is estimated at             The DNR Nongame Wild-
                                                                                                                              Minnesota migrate to Iowa,                5,500. The population esti-           life Program joined the
                                                                                                                              Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois,             mate in 2005 was slightly             restoration effort in the
                                                                                                                              Oklahoma and Kansas for                   more than 2,000 trumpet-              mid-1980s. DNR biologists
                                                                                                                              the winter. The estimate is               ers, so the population has            collected eggs in Alaska,
                                                                                                                              that around 600 trumpeters                been growing at more than             raised the chicks in captivity
                                                                                                                              migrate from Minnesota.                   20 percent per year.                  and released the swans at
                                                                                                                              Adding these migrant swans                   Trumpeter swans are the            two years of age in western
                                                                                                                              to the number counted in                  largest North American wa-            Minnesota. This joint effort
                                                                                                                              Minnesota adds up to al-                  terfowl. They once nested             resulted in a spectacular
                                                                                                                              most 6,000 birds.                         across Minnesota but were             wildlife restoration suc-
                                                                                                                                However, some Minne-                    hunted to extinction in Min-          cess story. Trumpeter swans
                                                                                                                              sota swans have spilled                   nesota for their meat and             now nest across almost
                                                                                                                              over the border and are                   feathers by the 1880s. In             all of Minnesota and have
  A statewide aerial survey        five years as part of a U.S.                higher than almost everyone                    now nesting in the Kenora                 1979, Three Rivers Park Dis-          expanded their range north-
conducted Jan. 5 – 8 re-           Fish and Wildlife Service                   expected,” said Gillette.                      District of western Ontario.              trict (then Hennepin County           ward into western Ontario,
vealed that the population         (USFWS) effort to determine                 “Conditions were ideal                         These birds migrate back to               Park Reserve District) began          Canada.
of trumpeter swans in Min-         the number of trumpeter                     for the survey this winter,
nesota has more than dou-          swans in North America.                     because deep snow kept                           CARPET • VINYL • AREA RUGS • CERAMIC • WOOD • LAMINATE
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organized the survey.
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  Unit 42 - Mardella Krapp
                                     Need Body Work?                                                                                               THE COMPLETE FLOORING STORE
   Unit 55 - Albert Correia
   Unit 65 - Jeff Baldridge
                                                                                                                                                Mon. - Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 9-5 • Hwy. 371 N., Brainerd
  Unit 88 - Jessica Wilson
  Unit 104 - Paul Hummel
                                                  • Collision Repair • Glass Installed •
                                                                                                                                                       218-825-0279 • 218-829-3878
    Unit 112 - Francis Hall
                                                    • Auto Painting • Refinishing •        Steve Cluff
 Seized property owners will
     have until 10 a.m. on
                                    218-927-2883           • Radiator Service •        421 Minnesota Ave. N
                                    218-927-3832 fax        • Wrecks Rebuilt •             Aitkin, MN 56431
 Jan. 29, 2011 to settle their
        debt with NMS.                                           Aitkin
                                                     Body Shop
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                                                                               Aitkin
      218-454-4017                                                            218-927-2027
      218-772-0300                                                         1-888-450-8845
      218-821-1393                                                     Authorized Platinum Star Service                        CARPET • VINYL • AREA RUGS • CERAMIC • WOOD • LAMINATE


    Hoppers Helper’s Service Directory can help you find a local business today!
            advertising/neWspaper                               concrete production                                                           eLectricians                                               Landscaping
   NewsHopper 218-454-4017                                Customix Concrete • 320-676-1500 Quality Concrete                        Antoine Electric • • Bonded & Insured                  Nelson's Lawn Landscaping • 218-927-3891
   25,000+ average circulation. Clas-                     Mixed Fresh on Site • Pay only for what you use •                           218-927-5637 • 218-838-5960                         Bobcat work, sodding, seeding, retaining walls,
   sified Ads, Display Ads & Inserts                      Precast Storm Shelters, Boat Ramp Planks, Frost                                                                                 lakeshore rock, driveway class 5, rock, fill, black dirt,
                                                                                                                                                  Commercial • Residential
   hopper@crosbyironton.net • 218-454-4017 tfn            Pillars, Parking Curb Block                  tfn                                                                                lot clearing, FREE estimates. Keith E. Nelson. w19
                                                                                                                                                 Electrical Repair & Service
           appLiance saLes & service                              contractors                                                                    • Lic. # CA05991       w25                         pet care service
                                                                                                                                                KLAy NyBerg          Levi KehN            Dogpatch            •     218-927-4353
                                                               nce! Handyman
                                                          Adva                                                                                  218-851-2854      218-549-0673            Expert Pet Grooming & Boarding Services. West of
                                                                      ServiceS                                                                 Free estimates • Bonded • insured
                                                                                                                                                                                          Aitkin on Cedar Brook Rd.                  tfn

                                                                Complete Remodeling Services                                                       Commercial • residential
                                                                                                                                                      trenching • service
                                                                                                                                                                                                             storage
                                                               KitChenS • BathS • BaSementS
                                                                         and moRe!                                                               Furniture
                                                                 all FlooRing & CeRamiC tile inStalled
                                                                   WindoWS, dooRS & inS tax CRedit                             Aitkin Furniture & Carpet • 218-927-2617
                                                                                  MN BC#20558023
                                                                                                                               Appliance Sales, Flooring, Furniture, Pictures, Lamps      Aitkin Industrial Park • Low, competi-
                                                           PRoPeRtY maintenanCe: PeRiodiC monitoRing, SnoW                     and Home Decor.                            w22-2010        tive rates. 1st month FREE with 1 year lease !
                                                             Removal, Building CheCK, Clean uP and landSCaPing                                                                            Gated Access | Fully Secure | Your Lock & Key w46
                                                                                                                               Heating & air conditioning
                                                             aitKin / BRaineRd
                                                             laKeS aRea          218-839-0552
                                                           FRom the BaSement to the RooF... PRoFeSSional WoRK FoR 30 YeaRS!    K e n ’s h e a t i n g & M o b i l e h o m e s u p p l y
                                                                                                                                                                                                NORTHERN MINI-STORAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                              Ironton and Deewood Locations
                                                                                                                               LP & Natural Gas • Nationally Certified                             5x10’ through 10x30’ Units
                                                            www.advancehandymanServices.net                                    Service Technician – over 30 Years Experience                     Low Monthly and Yearly Rates
                                                          radtke remodeling & Construction                                     Residential & Commercial • Mobile Home                     218.851-7332 or 218.534.4848                  w29
                                                          Custom Built Homes • Remodeling • Garages
                                                          New Additions • Pole Buildings •
                                                                                                                               Heating and Air Conditioning • RV’s/Supplies
                                                                                                                               218-821-6720 • Aitkin                            t f n
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tree service
                                                                                                                                                                                            ChristeNseN tree serviCe • Tree removal
   Jim Blakesley Appliance service & repair
                                                          General Contracting • Insulation                                                      insurance                                  and trimming, bobcat work, lot clearing/clean-up,
                                                          Dean Radtke, Aitkin. Lic. #20108758
   218-927-2027 • 1-888-450-8845 • Aitkin                 218-678-3403• 218-839-6103 tfn                                                                                                  boom truck. Deerwood, insured. 800-930-7109
   Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Refrigerators, Air                                                                                                                                                            or 218-534-3065
   Conditions, Septic Protectors, and MORE.                           custom Framing                                                                                                                                    tfn
   Authorized Platinum Star Service.     tfn              Nord Lake reflections • 218-927-3317                                                                                                              WindoWs
           BuiLding suppLies                              207 Minnesota Ave. N., Aitkin
                                                          Custom Framing and Beads         tfn
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       W I N D O W          FA S H I O N S
   hometown Building supplies                                                                                                  • Aitkin 218-927-3712 • Onamia 320-532-3235                PAt ’ s FA r M i s L A N D D r A P e r i e s
   Your Building Materials Headquarters • Aitkin                                dryWaLL                                        • Isle 320-676-3795 • Grand Marias 218-387-1540            Draperies • Blinds • Shades • Slipcovers • Upholstery
   218-927-7077 • Mon. - Fri. 8-5:30, Sat. 8-1 tfn        Jim Buck Drywall • Cell 651-270-4720 Hanging,                                service directory ads                              Free measurements & Installation
                                                          Taping, 30 years experience!           w45                                                                                      218-927-6162                                  w34
                                                                                                                                        onLy $2.00 per Line!
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                                                                                                                                         218-772-0300
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     Houston Ford of Pine River
                  Home of The

        $16.99
                                                                                                                                            We Are Hiring
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          Oil & Filter Change!
              *Gas Engines, Includes 5 Qts of Oil & Filter
              All Makes & Models, Cannot Be Combined
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        2009 Ford Escape XLT V6 4x4                                                                 99 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS 4x4




          ONE OWNER • 28,457 Miles                                                                       ONE OWNER • 100,700 Miles


      1999 F-150 SuperCab XLT 4x4                                           02 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4x4                 2007 Ford Focus ZX5 Hatchback
                                                              ONE              Only                                        ONE
                                                             Owner!           40,600                                      Owner!                                  Only
                                                                               Miles                                                                             40,100
                                                                                                                                                                  Miles



                      $7,969                                                           $9,563                                        $9,488
                                                                            6 Cyl, Trailer Towing Camper Pkg, Rear      Black, Power MoonRoof, Heated Seats
      V8, Trailer Tow Camper Pkg                               #52804b      Heat, 3rd Row Seat            #52505ba                                   #71067


       2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD                                                     06 F-150 Reg Cab 8’ Box           Only          2008 Ford Fusion SE
                                                                             ONE                                        38,000
      Only
     58,800                                                                 Owner!                                       Miles
      Miles

                                                                                                               Only
                                                                                                              100,652
                                                                                                               Miles

                     $12,465                                                           $7,986                                        $12,661
      Gray, V6, Power Driver’s Seat                             #71083      5 Spd Manual Trans, 2WD          #71084a    6 Way Power Seat, Satellite Radio       #71064

                                                                              Only
        2007 Chevy Impala LT FWD                                             24,000        07 Ford Fusion SE            2001 F-350 CrewCab Dually 4x4
                                                                              Miles
       Only
      76,906
       Miles                                                                                                                                                    ONE
                                                                                                                                                               Owner!



                     $9,435                                                            $11,999                                       $17,847
       6 Way Power Driver’s Seat                               #52770a      6 Disc CD, Alloy Wheels, 4 Cyl    #71046    7.3 Diesel                            #52781a


       2010 Ford Edge AWD Ltd. 03 Ranger Reg.Cab 4x2 Long Box XLT                                                       2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4

                                                                              Only
                                                                             67,898
                                                                              Miles


                      $30,975                                                           $8,492                                       $27,985
      Black, Panoramic Vista Roof, Power Lift                                                                           Black, Leather, Heated Seats, Power Folding 3rd
      Gate, 20”Chrome Wheels          #71088                                Black, Manual Transmission       #52799b    Seat, Auxillary Heat & Air              #71089


       Only             2009 Ford Focus SEL                                  Only
                                                                            14,500
                                                                                       2010 Edge Ltd FWD                2007 Ford Fusion SE                     Only
                                                                                                                                                               24,582
      16,000                                                                                                                                                    Miles
       Miles                                                                 Miles




                      $12,884                                                          $27,986                                       $14,688
       SYNC, Power MoonRoof, Heated Leather #71061                          6 Way Power Seat, Leather         #71080    2.3L 4 Cyl                             #71046




                                                                Houston Ford of Pine River
                                    www.HoustonFord.com      Family Owned
          “Where Hometown                                   & Operated Since
     Is A Feeling, Not A Place” 800-782-0056 | 218-587-4419       1941

				
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