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To the Editor: playing but Coach Stattelman's s6ns Thank you Badgers for another have been gone for a few years and great year and a state tournament yet he continues to coach for the local berth. And certainly a huge thank you Legion Post. needs to go out to their coach Joel Thank you Coach Stattelman for Stattelman who has coached for many your many years of dedicated work to years. He has given hundreds of make our boys better baseball players. hours of his own time to work with Thank you Coach Stattelman and the local boys and he has been very Team for another great year!!!! successful. Many times you will see dad's help Brent Zahrbock out and coach when their boys are Ortonville in Minnesota manufactured exports climbed 17 percent in the first quarter of 2010 from the same quarter a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). State manufacturers exported $3.9 billion worth of products in the first quarter, compared with exports of $3.4 billion during the same period in 2009. !'The improving export market is helping Minnesota businesses and is a sign that the global economy is recov- ering,', said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. "Asia was particularly strong during the quarter, with sales to the region jumping 75 percent from a year ago." The state's strongest trade partner is Canada, which imported $994 mil- lion worth of Minnesota-made prod- ucts during the quarter, roughly one- fourth of the state's total exports and an increase of 19 percent from a year ago. Other major export markets for state manufacturers during the quarter were China ($395 million, up 67 per- cent), Japan ($242 million, up 56 per- cent), Mexico ($193 million, up 23 percent), Germany ($171 million, down l 1 percent), South Korea ($153 million, up 66 percent), United Kingdom ($141 million, up 6 per- cent), Belgium ($141 million, down 6 percent), Ireland ($120 million, down 61 percent) and Singapore ($118 mil- lion, up 33 percent). Computers and electronics is the state's largest export sector, account- ing for $924 million in total sales, up up qua 18 percent from a year ago. Other major export sectors are machinery ($662 million, up 11 per- cent), transportation equipment ($434 million, up 24 percent), miscellaneous including medical devices ($432 mil- lion, down 17 percent), food ($312 million, up 12 percent), chemicals ($264 million, up 58 percent), paper ($181 million, up 68 percent), electri- cal equipment ($162 million, down 1 percent), fabricated metal ($135 mil- lion, up 24 percent), and plastics and rubber ($122 million, up 46 percent). "Export demand gr.ew in eight of the state's top 10 sectors during the quarter," said Ed Dieter, acting direc- tor of the Minnesota Trade Office, located within DEED. "Computers and electronics grew $139 million in the past year alone, thanks largely to stronger sales in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia." Miscellaneous including medical devices experienced the largest drop during the period, primarily because sales to Ireland declined from $220 million to $62 million in the past year. Sales of those goods, however, per- formed strongly in China, Japan and Germany. A complete report on the first quar- ter trade statistics is available here. DEED is the state's principal eco- nomic development agency, promot- ing business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce develop- ment', international trade and commu- nity development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at www.PositivelyMinnesota.com. New Manager April Kane! Virgil and Sharon Snell welcome new manager April Kane to Snell Care Home in Milbank, SD. April is a recent graduate of South Dakota State Univer- sity in Brookings and is excited to join Shell's in welcoming new residents to our growing family. CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE! 1405 Highview Drive Milbank, SD 57252 605-432-9343 vssnell@itcmilbank, corn HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6PM; Sat. 8AM-5:30PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Per Lb. SKIN ON HOT DOGS er Lb Per Lb. Prime Rib Roast : Whole=: Per Lb: Steaks, Roasts, HamburgerPork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB, PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. HALF A HOG ..................... DELl HAM ........................ $2.99LooallyGrown Pork-Per Lb. ,,~,~ Per Lb. Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb . Hamburger Patties ......... $299 QUARTERS & SIDESL.$185 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb HICKORY SMOKED BACON ................................................. \ By State Sen. Gary Kubly either fewer than 20 employees or less During the 2010 Legislative than $1 million in annual gross Session, a law was passed whichrevenue (less than $2.5 million if the provides loans to small businesses business is a technical or professional affected by an employee's deployment service) are eligible. Both the and returning veterans working to business and start-up business loans establish a small business of their are one-time, interest-free loans, own. State Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL- available from $5,000 to $20,000. Granite Falls, said both types of loans Terms are for four and a half years, available under the Minnesota .with no repayment over the first one Reservist and Veteran Business Loan and a half years and equal monthly Program are interest-free and payments for the remaining three available up to $20,000. years. Business loans are available for "When military personnel are businesses operating in Minnesota that called away to active duty, they are one or more essential employees have leaving behind a job. This affects not received orders for active service of only their family budgets, but also the 180 days or more. An essential businesses where they work7 employee must be a military reservist, explained Sen. Kubly. "By making an owner or employee of the business, these loans available to businesses and and have managerial or technical veterans, we recognize the valuable expertise critical to the daily contribution these workers make to operations of the business. The our economy, especially in rural areas, business must be sustaining or likely These loans will help small businesses to sustain economic harm from the stay afloat after losing a key employee deployment, meaning they are not or help a soldier build their own able to meet obligations, pay biasiness when they return home." - expenses, or manufacture or'market Sen. Kubly noted that the loans ~e products or services. Start-up business administered through the Department loans are available to businesses that of Employment and Economic are owned and operated by a recently Development. Small businesses with geparated veteran (after Sept. 11, 2001). To qualify for this program, a veteran must have been on active duty on or after 9/11 and have been separated under honorable conditions after having been on active duty for at least. 181 consecutive days or the full active duty period (or after disability incurred while on active duty). "I hope local businesses and veterans will take advantage of these loan opportunities to help during these tough economic times," said Sen. Kubly. "This is a great resource to support our small businesses, which are the lifeblood of our rural Minnesota economy." Applications for these loans are available at www.positivelyminnesota.com under "reservist and veteran business loan." Questions about this loan program can be directed to Jeff Nelson at 651-259- 7523 or jeff.m.nelson@state.mn.us. Anyone with comments or questions can contact Sen. Kubly at 301 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin , Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 5 5 1 5 5 - 1 606 sen.gary.kubly @ senate.mn or 651" 296-5094. Save this paper for recycling ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewa] sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for .your loyalty: David Ellingson William Hoel Charles Moeller Phyllis Stapp Karen Loiland Ed Vollmer Tom Henrich Terry Mensink Nick & Marcia Golden Brian & Donna Valek Joel Stattelman Steve Butzke Kim & Jon Anderson Dale Emde Melvin Loeschke Dennis Carlson Stanley Lindholm Matthew Karels Leola Lovgren David Weber Brad Gustafson Vernon Johnson Patrick Greuel Richard Thomson David Thomson Laverne Wiley Harlan Hansen Pat Danielson Gloria Danielson Bruce Wellendorf Robert Thompson Rob Randall Clifford Thompson Ronaid Thompson Edwin Roeder Harold Hippie Suzanne Pansch Ray Hamann Brian Hamann Gordon Lindquist Ron Schumacher Marlyn Schumacher Roger Nornes Charles ~Lindquist Steve. Stern OHS CLASS OF 1946 had a small get-together last week at the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse. Front row you see Shirley (Oswood) Heffernan, and Phyllis (Kvidera) Schluter. Back row, Ken Simonitch, Don Wilson, and "Skip" Heffernan. The Ortonville Independent (U.S,P.S. 412-460) = = = = = JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues., July 27. 2010 Vol. 92; No. 28 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR PUblished Every.Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W: Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qu~ Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant and Roberts Counties in South Dakota. $40.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336, Ortonville, Minnesofa 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION RATE SCHEDULE - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON A FEBRUARY 1ST DUE DATE- Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse, Swift Counties in Minnesota and Grant and Roberts in South Dakota February ........... 35.00 August ............. ".17.52 March ................ 32.12 September ........ 14.60 April .................. 29.20 October ............. 11.68 May ................... 26.28 November ........... 8.76 June .................. 23.36 December ........... 5.84 July ................... 20.44 January ............... 2.92 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 40.00 August .............. 20.00 March ................ 36,63 September ........ 16.68 April .................. 33.30 October ............. 13.36 May ................... 29.97 November ......... 10,00 June .................. 26.64 December ........... 6.67 July ................... 23,31 January ............... 3.34 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN. AND SO. DAK, February ........... 45.00 August .............. 22.50 March ................ 41.25 September ........ 18.75 April .................. 37.50 October ............. 15.00 May ................... 33.75 ~ovember ......... 1=1,25 June .................. 30.00 December ........... 7.50 July ................... 26.25 January ............... 3.75 "PUBLISHER'S LI.~BILrrY FOR ERROR" The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p,m. Friday News - Friday afternoon ClassifieCI ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late to classify.) OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the riclht to edit and/or condense letters for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer's printed or typed name, signature, address and telephone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be Letter writers are asked to limit them- selves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, perferably not over 350 words, and to the point. AD vs. NEWS The Ortonville Independent policy in determining what is advertising and what is news is based on one simple test: If an individual business or orgam- zation charges for admission to an event, for an item or for a service it will be con- sidered advertising, n other words, "If you charge, we charge." Advertising is the life-blood of a news- paper. Without it a newspaper would cease to exist.-The money a paper receives for subscriptions and single paper sales is used to pay for the ink and paper used in producing the product. It no longer does so because of paper cost increases. It still covers the cost of ink and a small portion of the paper used. Advertising to a newspaper is like crops ant livestock to farmers; meat and products to the grocer: dresses and coats to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the implement dealer. Without any of those items, the particular busi- ness would not be in business. ADS: We reserve the right to refuse any advertising without obligation to justify our decision. POLICIES: A News: Our goal is to report the news as fully and accurately as possible. The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. A Editorials: Opinions published on this page whetfier locally written or reprinted from other sources is intended to stimu- late thinking and discussion among our readers. Opinions expressed by the edi- tors are their own and not necessarily those of other staff members. Opinions expressed in items from other publica- tions may be contradictory to the editor's own wews. but are offered for their gen- eral interest , ,MNDEPENDENT Phone 320-839-6163 or fax 320- 839-3761 to place display, classi- fled advertising or news in the Ortonville Independent or via... e-mail mail@ortonvilleindependent.com For Sports e-mail mike@ortonvilleindependent,com For the Editor e-mail sue@ortonvilleindependent.com Check our web site: www.ortonvilleindependent.com INDIANA BONES~.~,(aka Mike McCartney)~~.appeared at the Ortonville and Graceville Libraries on Saturday, July 17. Indiana Bones is a folklorist, educational storyteller and explorer and is shown above at the Ortonville Public Library. B Page 4 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, July-27, 2010