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HORIZON
McLeod County Chronicle, March 23, 2016
GRHS continues to evolve in meeting patient care
By Lori Copler
Editor
Glencoe Regional Health Services
(GRHS) is always looking for new and
better ways to meet patients’ needs, and
that has resulted in three major projects
this year — one that was recently finished, one that should be done by the
end of May and another that is just getting started.
Probably the largest project is the $4
million third-floor addition that will
house GRHS’ physical, occupational and
speech therapy services, as well as cardiac rehabilitation.
“The new space is about four times as
large as what we had for these services
before,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon
Braband.
Braband said the original rehab and
therapy center was established in 1997.
“At that time, we thought it was huge,”
said Braband. But the need for service
continued to grow, and so did the staff
as a result.
“We have a great staff who do good
things, but it just became an undersized
facility,” said Braband. “There just wasn’t
enough staff, and it wasn’t laid out as
well as it could be.”
Each of the therapies will have expanded space, and a shared gym area.
While the project is under way, the
present rehab staff “has been squeezed
even more” to accommodate the construction.
And it hasn’t only been the rehab staff
that has had to accommodate the construction. Construction of the third story
has affected the stories underneath, so
that rooms below it are occasionally
taken out of service as utilities are run
upstairs.
“It’s been a juggling act,” Braband said.
“It will be wonderful when we finally get
done.”
Braband expects the rehab center to
be open and in service by mid-May to
the end of May.
A project most recently completed
was the transitional care and family
lounge, funded by Security Bank & Trust
and the Hoese Family Foundation.
“That opened a couple of months
ago,” said Braband. “It was very nice of
them (the bank and foundation) to do
that for us. It’s a wonderful space for our
patients and their families.”
Transitional care provides a step between an acute care hospital stay and
home for individuals who need complex
medical care to recover from surgery,
stroke, severe infection or trauma.
The remodeling project also included
new respiratory therapy treatment and
equipment rooms adjacent to the TCU,
which enable therapists to provide the
individualized care and close monitoring
required by patients who have tracheostomies or are ventilator dependent.
The third project being under taken by
Pictured above is an architectural rendering of the new,
third-floor addition that will house Glencoe Regional
Health Services rehabilitation services center. The new cenGRHS is the establishment of a center for
advanced wound care.
“It’s for hard-to-heal wounds that may
be caused by poor circulation, diabetes,
that type of thing,” said Braband. The
wounds could be post-surgical, posttrauma, radiation therapy burns or even
bed sores.
The center, which will be for outpatient therapy, could include intravenous
antibiotics, dressing care and even hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The new center will have two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which many
people associate with the chambers
used for deep-sea divers. In fact, each
session in a chamber “is called a ‘dive,’”
said Braband.
Wounds need oxygen to heal properly,
and the chambers provide 100 percent
oxygen against the body at a pressure
greater than most experience in the normal atmosphere. Exposure to oxygen
can help speed healing.
“It drives oxygen into the tissue both
from the inside and the outside,” said
Braband.
The new wound center is expected to
open by the end of April. Seven physicians and mid-level care providers have
received specialized training for the
wound center.
ter is expected to open between mid-May and the end of
May.
Pictured above is the kitchen area of the new transitional care unit family and
patient lounge, funded by Security Bank & Trust and the Hoese Family Foundation.
Coming up, said Braband, GRHS will
probably be looking at its long-term care
facility, with the hopes of adding space
to create more individual, rather than
semi-private rooms, as well as reconfig-
uring the facility to create smaller pods,
or “neighborhoods” of rooms with
shared dining and other common areas.
The number of beds offered will remain
the same.
McLeod County Chronicle, March 23, 2016
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ADM constructing new state-of-the-art feed mill
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
Glencoe will be the home to a new, enhanced Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
feed mill this year.
The new facility will include automated mixing, scaling, pelleting, receiving
and packaging.
The automation will reduce manual
lifting that occurs throughout the facility.
Production at the new mill will be increased, according to ADM. The new
plant will produce three times more feed
than the original mill. With two new pellet lines, pellet feed will also be produced
three times faster.
Unloading ingredients will also be expedited and get done about four times
faster than the current facility.
Getting finished product out the door
will be done faster as well with highspeed bagging that completes four
times as many bags per minute and expanded bag warehousing.
“The new facility will allow us to better
serve our growing customer base with
more ingredient bins and finished feed
capacity,” Media Relations Jackie Anderson said.
ADM selected Glencoe for this expansion because of the employee base and
strong history the company has with the
town.
“We’re proud to have been a member
of the Glencoe business community for
Photo by Rebecca Mariscal
ADM’s facilities in Glencoe, located on 10th Street, will be expanded this year. An open house for the new mill will be held
in summer for customers.
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McLeod County Chronicle, March 23, 2016
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Jail expansion project set to begin around April 1
By Lori Copler
Editor
McLeod County’s on-again, off-again
proposed addition to its jail, as well as
courthouse security upgrades, will finally
become a reality this spring. Groundbreaking could be as early as April 1, according to McLeod County Sheriff Scott
Rehmann.
The county had hoped to get the proposed project under way at this time last
year, but bids for the originally proposed
project came in about $2 million higher
than the anticipated $7 million project.
The County Board scrapped the original
plan, and sent the project back to architect Wold Architects. The County Board
also voted to hire a construction management firm, Contegrity, to manage the
bidding and construction process.
Wold came back with a slightly scaledback plan, including some reduced
square footage, different finishing materials, and a reduced sallyport (the garage
area where prisoners are picked up and
dropped off ). Rather than a drivethrough sallyport, the actual garage was
reduced in size, but the driveway enlarged so that squads could back up and
turn around without actually backing
out on to 10th Street.
Bids for the revamped project came in
slightly lower than anticipated, but the
overall cost is still more than the original
budget at about $7.6 million. The County
Board approved the construction bids in
February.
Despite the reduced square footage
and other changes, Rehmann said the
project will still meet the county’s needs.
“It still meets all the criteria of the Department of Corrections and our department,” said Rehmann. “We did give up
some non-essential things, and we reconfigured some of the cell blocks, but it
will still serve us very nicely.”
The current jail has 35 beds, that will
expand to 54 beds with the project.
Rehmann said the additional beds will
eliminate, or at least minimize, the need
to contract with other jails for bed space
when the McLeod County Jail is full. That
could save the county $100,000 to
$150,000 in housing and transportation
Pictured above is an architectural rendering of what the entrance to the new entrance to the McLeod County Law Encosts. Rehmann said the county can
manage the additional inmates without
adding to the jail staff.
Other improvements to the jail include
a new kitchen area, secured booking
area, new program space, video visitation, and the moving of the administrative offices to the outside perimeter so
that visitors can access them without
going through the jail or other areas.
Along with the jail expansion, the project includes a new lobby area that will
be shared by court administration and
the law enforcement center, a secure
hallway from the jail to one of the upper-
forcement Center and Court Administration department
may look like.
story courtrooms, new public bathrooms
and additional elevator service.
Construction will take a year to 15
months, said Rehmann, who was busy
last week packing up his office. All of the
sheriff’s staff, with the exception of the
dispatch center, will move into what is
now the commissioners’ meeting room
at the courthouse for the duration. That
means the commissioners, and other
groups, have had to find new meeting
space. The commissioners will meet at
least once a month at the Glencoe City
Center in the city council chambers, and
may rotate its other bi-monthly meet-
ings throughout other communities in
the county.
Rehmann stressed that the project
would not have been done without the
bequest of former Glencoe Enterprise
Publisher Annamarie Tudhope, who left
the bulk of her estate — about $4 million
— to McLeod County for jail construction.
“This never would have happened
without her,” said Rehmann.
Rehmann said the project will include
some kind of memorial to Tudhope.
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McLeod County Chronicle, March 23, 2016
Taqueria Del Buen Pastor finds a home for winter
By Tom Carothers
Sports Editor
Since making its first appearance in
2012, the Taqueria Del Buen Pastor food
truck has been a very popular spot for
residents of Glencoe and surrounding
communities to partake in a delicious
Mexican meal.
However, the truck generally only appeared during the warmer weather
months, leaving a dedicated legion of
fans out in the cold when blue skies and
green grass became grey clouds and
white snow cover.
Those days of longing are now in the
past, as Taqueria Del Buen Pastor opened
a restaurant on the site of the former
Lindy’s Café at 921 DeSoto Ave. in Glencoe on Feb. 10.
According to Dolores Ramirez, daughter of the Ramirez family that runs both
the truck and restaurant, the indoor
space will allow service to customers
until “truck season” rolls around again in
late May/early June.
“When it warms up again, we’ll have
the truck out again,” she said. “The truck
will go until September, and then we’ll
open the building.”
The restaurant seats approximately 60
people, many more than the limited
seating available when the truck sets up
shop at its familiar location on the corner
of 13th Street and Hennepin Avenue. The
larger indoor kitchen also allows family
patriarch and matriarch, Adan and Carolina Ramirez, more room with which to
make their authentic Mexican creations.
“Here we can do different specials,”
Dolores Ramirez said. “Alambres, fajitas,
chile relleno, and other specials on the
weekends.”
Despite the expanded menu, one meal
in particular remains the most popular –
the big burrito, which is a mammoth version of the standard burrito filled with
rice, beans, sour cream, cheese, lettuce,
tomatoes, and a choice of various meats.
“It’s a complete meal,” Dolores Ramirez
said.
Business has been brisk at the new
restaurant, which is open Wednesday
through Saturday for both lunch and
dinner.
Taqueria Del Buen Pastor patrons living outside of Glencoe will have to come
to town to get their fix until after Memorial Day. However, this summer the truck
will be back making its rounds with
stops throughout the week in Hutchinson, Chanhassen and Waconia. The truck
will also be seen at any number of town
events and festivals throughout the
summer.
“We go to other towns when called,”
Dolores Remirez said. “A lot of people ask
for the food truck.”
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Twin Cities & Western Railroad, which has its world headquarters in Glencoe, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. The company continues to improve its
rail system and make safety enhancements.
TC&W Railroad to celebrate 25 years in Glencoe
By Lori Copler
Editor
Twin Cities & Western Railroad, a short
line rail company based in Glencoe, will
celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
And not one of those 25 years “has
ever been the same as any other,” said
President Mark Wegner.
Unless you count a continued growth
as a common theme throughout that
quarter century. In fact, TC&W has seen
enough success that it is outgrowing its
current headquarters. Along with a summer celebration for its 25th anniversary,
the local railroad will be planning some
type of building project to either add
onto or replace its facility on the east
edge of Glencoe.
“We’re not sure what the footprint will
be yet, but we will see something soon,”
said Wegner.
The railroad also is busy improving its
rail, which spans 229 miles of its own rail
from the Twin Cities to the Dakotas. It
also partners with larger railroads to
share rails.
Wegner said there is a short line tax
credit, which he hopes the Legislature
will extend, that helps railroads fund improvements. Without the tax credit,
TC&W can maintain “the current status”
of its rail. With the tax credit, it has been
adding additional ties between rails to
help strengthen the railroad. Each year, it
can install an additional 5,000 ties,
thanks to the tax credit.
“By 2019-2020, we expect to be caught
up,” said Wegner.
Another improvement to the rail to
strengthen it will be to start welding the
rail sections together. Currently, the sections are bolted together (that’s what
makes trains go “clackety-clack,” said
Wegner, when the wheels pass over the
rail ends).
“That will probably be a 30-year
process,” Wegner said of welding the
rails.
The strengthening of the track helps
the railroad accommodate the long “unit
trains,” which primarily haul grain or another single commodity. Those unit
trains — sometimes up to a mile long —
have become increasingly used as large
grain-handling hubs have sprung up in
the area, including in Brownton, Buffalo
Lake, Appleton and Montevideo.
Those unit trains became more popular a few years ago when fuel prices
spiked, making trucking grain an expen-
sive mode of transportation. Although
fuel prices have dropped dramatically,
the unit trains are still economical.
“At the end of the day, steel on steel is
still the most economical way to move
large amounts of a commodity,” said
Wegner.
The trains originally moved grain west
to the Dakotas and eventually to the
west coast for overseas shipment. However, river barges are now hauling less of
other commodities, and the Mississippi
River has again become a means of
transporting grain. TC&W also is hauling
grain to the river.
Another new trend in rail transport involves safety improvements, particularly
in trying to override the possibility of
human error by engineers. The positive
train control mandate (unfunded),
passed by Congress in 2008, set a Dec.
31, 2015, deadline for an automated system to avoid train collisions and slow
down trains at intersections.
Wegner said the system includes the
installation of a computer and radio system in each engine. The radio provides a
signal to a main controller that monitors
train movement and speed. If the radio
senses that a train is approaching a con-
gested area too quickly, or a potential
collision with another train, it can stop
the train or slow it down.
Unfortunately, said Wegner, tests of the
system haven’t gone the best. The radio
signals tend to buffer, and if the signal is
lost between the train and the controller,
the controller will stop the train, even if
there is no danger. If the system randomly stops a train on an incline, it can take
up to an hour and a half to get it going
again, said Wegner, because the brakes
engage on each car, and each then has
to be disengaged.
The technology is improving, and once
it gets down to less than 1 percent of
random stops, the system will be put
into place, Wegner said. TC&W currently
has engines ready to adopt the technology, but is still waiting for it to be implemented.
All in all, said Wegner, he expects the
railroad industry to keep evolving as a
major transportation industry in the
United States, and expects the next 25
years of TC&W to be as varied as the first
25.
“It’s still fun to come to work every
day,” said Wegner. “My passion for this
railroad continues.”
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St. John’s Little Blessings Daycare to open May 2
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
In just a few months, Precious Little
Blessings will begin accepting the children that give it its name.
The day care and preschool were created by St. John’s Lutheran Church in
Helen Township and plans to open on
May 2.
The center will accept a total of 46 children: 12 infants, 14 toddlers and 20
preschoolers.
If the center is at capacity, it will employ a total of 10 people, including aides,
assistants and teachers.
In addition to providing child care, the
center will also be a fully funded preschool. Director Katie Rickert said it will
serve as a “one-stop shop” for parents
whose children are preschool age and
need child care.
“It’s more flexible,” she said. “We’re
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throughout the day so whenever they’re
here they’ll get that curriculum in.”
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approved by a vote by the St. John’s congregation.
“It passed pretty overwhelmingly in
our congregation,” Siers explained.
As a St. John’s project, the center’s curriculum will reflect the ministry of the
church.
“The curriculum and the learning here
will be based on our faith and what we
teach at the church,” Siers said.
This will allow the church to reach out
to more than just its congregation.
“There might be some people that
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The center is designed to fill the gap in
child care in the local community. Rickert
said many home care providers are full
and parents often go out of the community for childncare.
“It’s going to help relieve some of the
families that are looking for care that
have to go to other communities for
child care. When they commute they
have to bring their children elsewhere
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The Precious Little Blessings Daycare
sign hangs, left, on the building as
construction work continues to get
the center in shape for the opening on
May 2. The daycare and preschool that
was created by St. John’s Lutheran will
be housed at 1304 Fir Ave. in Glencoe.
because there’s no room here,” Rickert
said.
For many parents, Rickert said it’s important to have the children stay in the
community for care.
“Then they get to know their friends
and the community,” she explained.
Rickert herself is one of the parents
who will benefit from having this center
in the community. Previously, Rickert
worked closer to the Twin Cities and
took both of her children, ages 3 and 5,
out of Glencoe for child care as she commuted. Now, as her 5-year-old child starts
kindergarten, both of her children will be
a part of the Precious Little Blessing Program and be able to stay closer to home.
Staying in the community, and cutting
down her commute, were what inspired
Rickert to get involved with the center in
the first place.
“I wanted to work closer to home, but I
love this field and I didn’t want to get out
of this field,” she said. “So I was really
lucky to find an opportunity to be able
to help get the center going and be the
director.”
As the project moves forward, Rickert
is overseeing the renovations of the center’s building. The center has had a lot of
work done in the last months. Workers
installed new plumbing, redid the walls
and put in a new ceiling grid. In the coming months, they will put in new flooring,
possibly get new windows, paint, landscape and put fencing and a playground
in the backyard area.
The center received help from the
Kingdom of Christ Workers, a group that
comes together to help churches around
the area. It donated its labor to work on
grid work, carpentry and more.
“We were really lucky to be able to
have the Kingdom of Christ Workers
come in,” she said.
While renovations move forward, Rickert works on her preparations for opening day. Much of it is supply lists and paperwork, including changes to the state
application, which is still pending. She is
also working to promote enrollment and
employment, “just to try to get more
children and employees in the door,” she
said.
Currently, Rickert said nine children are
enrolled at the center. She is continually
reaching out to those who showed interest to make sure they get a spot in time.
“I’ve had quite a bit of inquiries,” she
said.
When renovations are done, Rickert
said the center will host an open house
for potential families.
The number of employees will depend
on the number of children enrolled. Rickert said qualifications include experience
or degrees, or both.
Though it will be a few months until
the center opens, Rickert said she’s excited to get the center opened.
“I’m looking forward to getting to
know families in the community and
being more involved in the community,”
she said.
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Armstrong Avenue project set to start this spring
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
Glencoe will be moving forward with
its street improvement plan this spring
with a new phase focusing on Armstrong Avenue.
The Armstrong Avenue Project will
focus on street and utility work on Armstrong Avenue from 13th Street to Seventh Street, Seventh Street from Armstrong Avenue to Chandler, Baxter Avenue from Seventh Street to Fifth Street
and one section of 12th Street.
The city is working with Short Elliot
Hendrickson (SEH) on design, engineering and construction management of
the project. Originally the project was
proposed as part of the Lincoln Avenue
project, but the two were split due to the
large scope.
The project is scheduled to break
ground in May, but Glencoe City Administrator Mark Larson said recent mild
weather could allow the city to move it
up to April.
“As soon as they can get in the
ground,” he said.
The total cost of the project is set to be
$5.575 million including $2.975 million
for street work, $1.31 for storm sewers,
$970,000 for water mains, and $320,000
for sanitary sewer.
Bids for construction of the project
were received on the March 7 city council meeting. The council approved the
low bid of $3.52 million from R&R Excavating of Hutchinson. The city received
six offers in total.
“The bidding was very competitive,”
SEH Engineer Justin Black said.
The accepted bid came in below the
engineer’s estimate of $4.3 million.
“At this point we have a little bit of
money sitting on the table,” Larson said.
The project will be financed through
several different means. The city has received a Local Road Improvement Program grant for $750,000 of the project
and Minnesota State Aid will cover
$1,543,556. The water fund will cover
$839,507 while the sewer fund covers
$276,951. The remainder will be paid for
with $1.046 million in assessments and
$1,118,987 in tax levy.
The total bond proceeds are set at
$4.025 million. In uses, that separates out
to $982,000 for assessments, $1.543 million for municipal state aid, about
$725,000 for water, $222,000 for sewer
and $473,000 for tax levy with $79,250
for cost of insurance and $1,480 additional available.
Pricing for the bonds is set for the
week of April 25, but will likely go on the
market before then. Closing is set for
mid-May but will be moved up if the
pricing date is earlier.
The estimated debt service is set at a
15-year schedule to achieve level annual
payments. The true interest cost rate is
set at 2.16 percent with an all-in rate at
2.26 percent.
Before construction work starts, the
construction materials will be tested by
Braun Intertec. This is a requirement by
the state aid program but is also something the city has begun doing voluntarily. The bid from Braun Intertec was
Map courtesy of Short Elliot Hendrickson
The upcoming Armstrong Avenue project will encompass Armstrong Avenue
from 13th Street down to Seventh Street and pieces of 12th Street, and Seventh
Street as well as the drainage to Buffalo Creek, all of which is shown above in
yellow.
$56,833, but the city’s previous project
with them ended up coming in below
budget.
The construction work for Armstrong
will be completed in phases to ensure
minimal disruptions to Seneca Foods
Corp., which is located on Armstrong Avenue.
“The phases are designed to keep
Seneca operating,” Larson said.
The first phase will focus on utility
work at the intersection of Armstrong
Avenue and Eighth Street. Phase two will
follow with the heart of the work on Seventh Street. The remaining five phases
will not begin until these first two are
completed. The following stages will
cover Baxter Avenue from Seventh Street
to Fifth Street, then Armstrong Avenue
from Seventh to 10th streets, Armstrong
Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street,
12th Street and the last block of Armstrong Avenue followed by the crossing
of Armstrong Avenue across 13th Street.
The project will also create a temporary road from Thirteenth Street for
Seneca’s access. During work on Seventh
Street and Armstrong Avenue, Seneca
also will have a temporary driveway.
While the Lincoln Avenue project
caused many disruptions for residents,
Larson said fewer residents on Armstrong Avenue will mean less disruption.
“It’s not going to affect as many residential properties as Lincoln Park,” he
said.
The project will feature one detour
during construction. Black explained the
project will have a detour route for Highway 22 as the crews work on the intersection of Thirteenth Street and Armstrong Avenue. This detour will follow
County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3 to
Ford Avenue. The detour will last for up
to three weeks, but Black said, depending on weather, it likely won’t take that
long.
Before the beginning of construction,
the city conducted an environmental
study. The study looked at four areas
near the construction site: a gas line at
the north side of the project, a cement
facility south of the railroad, a fueling
system at the Minnesota Department of
Transportation Site and a site near Go
For It Gas on Chandler Avenue and 12th
Street. Black reported contamination was
found at two sites: near 11th Street and
Armstrong Avenue and on Chandler Avenue near Go For It Gas.
The Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency (MPCA) sets requirements the
city must follow after contamination is
found. First, the city must identify the
contaminants, in this case petroleum.
Second, the city must set out a response
action plan in a letter explaining how the
city will handle the contamination. Third,
the city must complete the on-site field
work. Fourth the city must complete the
MPCA report. During this step the city
can apply for the Petrofund, which will
reimburse them for the costs of the
process.
The total cost of this piece will be
$33,866 and the expense has been built
into the original budget, Black explained.
Original plans for the project included
a storm water pond with several location
options. The recommended option was
in the city cemetery in a grass space with
no plots. However, after a public hearing
that brought a crowd of citizens against
the location, that option was nixed. After
looking back at the project Black presented a new option that did not require
ponding but instead added two pipes
that drained to the Buffalo Creek.
The Armstrong Avenue project, along
with the previous Lincoln Avenue project, is part of a larger street improvement plan for Glencoe. The plan will continue in 2017 with a project that will
complete everything west of Chandler
Avenue, Larson said.
In other development news, Larson
hopes the Armstrong Avenue project
will also be able to help with a new parks
project this year.
The city plans to take the excavated
material from Armstrong to help build
the planned archery range between
Highway 212 and Ninth Street. The city’s
Archery Club has constructed the targets, bow racks and elevated platform
for tree stand shots for the range.
Larson has applied for an archery
grant from the Department of Natural
Resources for about $11,000 to construct
the range. Larson explained a good portion of this money will go to making the
range handicap accessible with a concrete shooting space. The park improvement fund will also provide $5,000 to set
off other costs.
This upcoming season, the final touches will be put on the Glencoe Municipal
Airport taxiway project from last year.
The crew did not have the chance to
seed the area before the winter season,
so turf restoration will be completed this
year.
The airport project was led by Knife
River and cost a total of about $2 million,
Larson said. Ninety-five percent of the
cost was covered by state and federal
grants.
Glencoe’s new campground at Oak
Leaf Park will be open for its first full season this year. Larson said he is currently
working with the city’s Information Technology to develop online registration for
the site.
Additionally, Rice Builders is set to
break ground shortly on a new office
and warehouse space in Glencoe.
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Alsleben family is a new take on family business
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
Glencoe and the surrounding areas are
home to many family businesses, but the
Alslebens are something a little different:
a family of businesses.
Dad Adam Alsleben owns Alsleben
Livestock Trucking. Mom Wanda owns
Sandy Creek Aussies, a Miniature Australian Shepherd dog kennel. And sons
Luke and Jared own Alsleben Meats in
downtown Glencoe.
“Everybody does their own thing,” Luke
said.
Dad: Alsleben Livestock Trucking
The business family started more than
20 years ago in 1984 when Adam started
Alsleben Livestock Trucking.
“It was kind of by accident,” Adam said
about the start of the business. He was
working as a welder at Glencoe Manufacturing until it closed. Then, when he was
working on a dairy farm, he met farmers
that needed cows to go, so he bought a
small trailer to haul them.
In three months, the trailer was too
small. Today, his trailer hauls 20 head.
Adam went from serving a small radius
around Glencoe to a 20-mile radius west
to Bird Island, east to Shakopee, north to
Cokato and south to Nicollet.
“When I first started, it was just in a 10mile radius of Glencoe and then, as other
truckers retired, I got more business,”
Adam explained.
Over the years, Adam has worked with
about 500 farmers. Today, he serves about
170.
“I sent out Christmas cards this year,”
Adam said, explaining how he remembers
the number.
The industry is different now as well.
“A lot’s changed,” Adam said. Including
the cargo. Adam has seen fewer hogs and
more sheep come into his truck. The condition requirements for animals he can
haul are different, too.
“They’re really strict with the type of animals that they take,” he said. Adam used
to haul about 5,600 livestock a year during the 90s, but now that’s down to about
half.
His routes have changed as well. When
he first started, Adam would haul livestock to one of three places in St. Cloud. In
just a couple years, they all closed. Then
he moved on to a place in South St. Paul,
but that closed as well in 2008. Now he
makes the trip to Cannon Falls.
Farmers, too, have gone out of business.
Because of this, Adam would end up hauling whole farms of cattle, as one farmer
sold out of the job.
“I’d get the last cows out of the barn,”
he said.
The number of changes have been unbelievable, Adam said.
“Who knows what it’ll be 10 years from
now, the way it’s changed so much,” he
said.
Adam still keeps busy, hauling Monday
through Thursday. He typically starts his
day at 6 a.m., depending on how early of
a riser that day’s client is. From there, he
makes anywhere from three to 10 stops
before filling his trailer.
“There’s been days I’ve put on 100 miles
Submitted photo
Adam Alsleben’s line of trucks and trailers for his business Alsleben Livestock
Trucking.
before I left Norwood,” he said.
Then he drives to Cannon falls, unloads,
checks cattle prices and is home between
3 p.m. and 8 p.m., depending on the day.
When he’s not hauling livestock, he
finds other jobs with feedlots and even
hauling other trailers.
Adam said his favorite part of the business is the people.
“Dealing with different farmers is fun,”
he said.“It’s the same thing every day, but
it’s different because different things always come up.”
Adam’s had help over the years, including his “number one driver,” Dan Pagel.
Over the years, the whole family has
gotten involved in the business. His wife
Wanda and brother helped drive, and the
kids would do whatever they could to
help.
“The kids always liked doing it. They
liked riding with us,” he said.“Everybody
helped when it first started.”
Mom: Sandy Creek Aussies
Then Wanda jumped ship 10 years ago
with her own business, Sandy Creek
Aussies. The business started when
Wanda’s friend got a Miniature Australian
Shepherd.
“I went and looked at her and did my
research and kind of fell in love with the
breed,” Wanda said.“They’re very smart,
they’re extremely loyal dogs. They’re just,
they’re incredible.”
Shortly after falling in love, Wanda
bought her first breeding pair. She was already experienced in breeding and showing with horses, so her kennel business
was a natural next step.
“It just kind of fell in my lap,” Wanda
said.
As a mother, the kennel was a great way
for Wanda to work and still be home to
raise her children, Brandon, Luke and
Jared. Though she enjoyed the breed and
the work, Wanda said she never thought
the business would get as big as it is
today.
Wanda currently has 15 dogs, including
puppies. Over the years she’s had as many
as 49 at one time.
Her customers are just as plentiful.
Though she couldn’t say exactly how
many total clients she’s had, Wanda said
it’s been over hundreds since she first
started.
“It’s a lot,” she said simply. A lot more
than she ever thought she’d have.
Wanda’s show schedule is on hold in
order to prevent the spread of diseases.
Typically, she will do four or five shows a
year, even going down to Arizona on occasion to get in one last show.
“I’m waiting ‘til my puppies are gone
and then I’m going to really hit it this
summer,” she said.
Even the puppies get their time to
shine. A puppy has to be at least 3 months
old to compete, and then Wanda takes
them out to compete. Since the puppies
are younger, Wanda said judges are typically a little more lenient.
“I love showing the puppies,” she said.
“They’re fun, getting them out there.”
The shows, in turn, help promote
Wanda’s business even more. Her dogs do
well, and people know it.
The shows and puppies are Wanda’s favorite part of the adventure, as well as
meeting new people. She makes connections and friends with people at the
shows and the people who buy the dogs.
“Then some of them are really good
about staying in contact with me, sending
pictures and christmas cards,” Wanda said.
Though she enjoys almost every aspect
of the business, Wanda said the hardest
part is retiring the adult dogs.
“That’s the worst; I hate it,” she said.“The
mamas are the glue to my program, without them I would be nothing.”
In addition to the mamas, Wanda gives
credit to God for her and her family’s success.
“I’m very blessed,” she said.“I owe
everything to Him.”
“My dream was small,” she said.“But as
it went on, the more you learn, the more I
wanted to learn.”
And there was a lot to learn.
“How to evaluate puppies, and to have
a good eye for a good dog and finding
lines that you wanted to bring into your
program that would improve what you
have,” Wanda said of just some of the necessary skills for breeding.
Wanda quickly managed the learning
curve. Her kennel is certified by the American Kennel Club for Miniature American
Shepherds and her dogs are well-recognized nationally.
“A lot of people say I’ve got the best
lines in the country,” Wanda said.“I do
have the best lines in the country.”
Keeping the business and the dogs in
peak order takes discipline and a lot of
work. Wanda’s average work day typically
lasts 12 to 14 hours. She manages the
Sons: Alsleben Meats
dogs, socializes and potty trains the pupSons Luke and Jared started their busipies, exercises the dogs with the fourness Alsleben Meats thanks in part to the
wheeler or snowmobile, takes the dogs to
example of their parents.
the vet, talks with clients, arranges travel
“We kind of got started in what we do
plans for sold dogs and is always keeping
because of what mom and dad did,” Luke
up with the paperwork.
said.
“It’s very, very busy. It’s managing
everything,” she said.
Alsleben
The work requires discipline and an atcontinued on page 14
tention to detail.
“If something
comes up, with this
many puppies, you
have to take care of
it right now. There’s
no putting it on the
back burner,” Wanda
explained.
The breeding of
the dogs requires a
lot of research and
preparation. Wanda
reviews pedigrees
and does her best to
know what’s behind
the dogs she breeds.
“It’s hard,” she
said.“Breeders will
only give you what
they want to give
you.”
In addition to
breeding and selling, Wanda also
shows all of her
Submitted photo
dogs. With the pupWanda Alsleben with dog Kojack at the American Kennel
pies she has now,
Club show in Rochester.
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Alsleben continued from page 13
The path towards Alsleben Meats started many years ago, when Luke and Jared
were kids. They would visit farm sales and
stockyards with their father or uncle and,
after noticing a price difference, began
buying and reselling pigs.
“I had my first checkbook when I was 12
and Jared was 8. That’s when we started
officially buying on our own,” Luke explained. Though banks usually require driver’s licenses for check books, Adam said
the teller made an exception for the
young entrepreneurs.
The official, adult-version of the business started four years ago with the two
brothers buying and reselling to the
slaughter house in Glencoe and one in St.
Paul. Two years ago, they officially took
over the Glencoe house. The transition
came with a few bumps.
“It was hard at first because it’s going
into something that we’re familiar with,
but we’re really young,” Luke said.“We had
a general idea of how the business ran,
but found out there was a lot more to it.”
However, like their parents before them,
Luke and Jared’s business just takes discipline and the right attitude.
“We have good weeks and bad weeks
and we have busy times and really slow
times,” Luke said.“You just gotta take the
good with the bad.”
A typical day for the brothers means
getting up early, bringing the pigs to
town, butchering and then chores. The
two butcher three to five days a week
with delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays.
customers that include caterers, grocery
stores and delis. Thanks to these catering
clients, their pigs were served to the Minnesota Wild team during play-offs and to
the Minnesota Vikings before a Green Bay
Packers game.
The brothers plan to continue the business and expand it in the future.
“Keep growing it and growing it until
you can’t anymore,” Luke said.
Adam and Wanda said they were happy
to see the success of all of their sons in
this family of businesses.
“They got their own business and
they’re running it really well all on their
own,” Adam said.“It makes you very
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Slower times mean more like 60 to 90 a
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“It’s all physical,” Luke said.“Sometimes
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GSL construction set to break ground this spring
K-2 students to join junior high, high schoolers on campus
Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
After two failed referendum attempts,
planning, replanning and several years,
the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District
will finally break ground on a new addition this spring.
“I’m looking so forward to it,” GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju said. “I’m just so
excited.”
The new construction will be on the
high school and junior high campus located on 16th Street in Glencoe. The addition will connect Lincoln Junior High
and GSL High School and serve as the
new space for kindergarten through second-grade students. The campus will
then serve as the home for preschool
through second-grade and sevenththrough 12th-grade students.
“That was part of the vision of putting
the Early Childhood Center to the north,”
Sonju said.
The campus will see many changes.
New junior high and elementary classrooms will be included with the construction as well as a new community
room. A new kitchen and cafeteria will
also be constructed. The kitchen will
serve both the older and younger kids
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divider. This divider can come down and
the entire room will be open for use for
events.
A new competition gymnasium will be
built that will serve as an elementary
gym by day and a varsity gym at night.
New locker rooms will give access to the
new gym and the existing pool.
The construction will also feature secure entrances for the new elementary
space, junior high and high school. Visitors will enter directly into an administrative office before getting access to the
rest of the school.
The media center at the high school
will also be opened up by taking out the
walls to create a more user-friendly
space.
“All in all it’s just going to be a wonderful project to get us into a spot that’s
going to be just wonderful for our students,” Sonju said.
Out of all of it, Sonju said he is most
excited for the benefits the building will
provide for the students.
“I’m just so excited for the students,”
he said. “They are going to be able to get
something that is going to allow them to
have so many different learning opportunities.”
Sonju said the combined campus will
open up a variety of opportunities that
the staff can take advantage of with their
classes.
“It’s just going to be so fun to see the
ideas that our staff is going to come up
with in how to utilize the space,” Sonju
said. “We’ll be able to have our staff think
differently.”
The addition will also solve a lot of logistical problems for the elementary
school students. Sonju said things like
visits to the auditorium will be much
easier now that the students don’t have
to be transported to the high school.
Also, the Panther Field House will be
open for winter days of indoor recess.
“We have that flexibility with our facilties here on the one campus,” he said.
Sonju said the addition could draw in
even more students who can benefit
from the opportunities the project will
provide.
“We hope that this is going to continue to attract people to come to this
area,” he said. “We hope that kids that
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live in our district but don’t go to school
at GSL will now want to come to GSL.”
That flexibility began with Architects
Rego Youngquist, who have been serving as the architects for the project, figuring out the design and plan of the new
addition. Donlar Construction Company
is also on board, providing construction
management services. Though a groundbreaking date is not yet set, Sonju said
construction will start in a few weeks,
likely in April. Sonju said he is looking
forward to the start of construction.
“I’m anxious just like everybody else is
to get something going,” he said. “It was
fun to see the tennis court fence just get
removed, because hey, something’s happening.”
Construction will be taking place during the school year. Still, Sonju said the
area will be safe for students and disruptions to learning will be minimal.
“We’re just making sure that once we
get to know all the dates, start educating
the kids and educating the parents that
there is a construction site out there,” he
said. “We’ll manage that very well but
we’ll be able to keep kind of our same
routine.”
The school district will use bonding to
pay for the project. On May 12, voters authorized the use of $24.19 million worth
of bonds. The GSL School Board awarded
the sale of the bonds to Pipper Jaffray for
$24.30 million, higher than the project
premium. The interest rate was also
lower than expected, coming in at
3.7568 percent compared to the predicted 4.17 percent.
Because the awarded sale was higher
than expected with a lower interest rate,
the community will experience a smaller
tax impact. The rate for the first year will
be 9.82 percent.
With the bond, the school levy will increase 93.29 percent for the levy that will
be payable in 2016. This is a total of $3.76
million, with $1.4 million coming from
the building project. The building bond
debt will be on the levy for the next 30
years.
Bidding for the project will start this
month.
The bidding is divided into three packages. The first package includes precast
walls, footings and other project starters.
The second package is for plumbing,
electrical and the other primary construction needs. The third and final package is for equipment.
The walk-through for the first package
was held March 16, with contractors
touring the site and reviewing specification for the project in order to formulate
a bid.
The first and third packages are due
March 24. The second package does not
have a due date set yet.
“Now it’s just a matter of getting the
bids in, and hopefully the bids are favorable, and then starting the process,”
Sonju said about the project.
Before construction could begin, the
school district had to take into account
the drainage needs of the new addition.
The Buffalo Creek Watershed has approved a permit for the school’s new addition that will have additional water
draining into the school’s pond north of
Lincoln. However, the city also has a
pending permit for the Nor theast
Drainage project, that would run piping
from the north side of the school east to
the East Ditch. According to the city, this
plan will lower the levels of the wetlands
north of the school to create more storage space. If the plan is approved, the
school will use the city project for
drainage.
The district is also researching repairing a broken drain tile located near the
school.
The high school campus won’t be the
only one getting attention. Sonju said
Lakeside Elementary will also be getting
a “facelift” with new windows.
“I think we’re going to be set for a very,
very, very long time in terms of facilties
with two campuses,” Sonju said. “And
with those two campuses I hope that
we’ll become more efficient, both energy-wise and learning-wise.”
With kindergarten through secondgrade students moving to the high
school campus, the district will be closing Helen Baker Elementary. The building
has been listed for sale and Sonju said
the district has seen some interest, but
nothing official yet. Sonju said the district is using the time before the move to
find interest, but if nothing comes up the
building will be demolished and the lot
will be sold.
“We want that space or that facility to
be an asset to the city and we’re going to
make sure that happens,” he said.
Plans for the school project looked a
little different the first time around, back
in 2011 when the first referendum was
brought to vote. This plan also brought
third-grade students down from Lakeside to the high school campus in addition to the Helen Baker students. Sonju
said this would have provided more
space for growth for the project and for
Lakeside.
“It also then opened space up there so
that if there’s ever growth we didn’t have
to then build another facility because we
would have that wiggle room,” he said.
“Well, that didn’t happen so we had to
adjust the plan and, fortunately, that adjustment was successful.”
Even with the adjustments, Sonju said
the project will still provide flexibility
and efficency for the project.
“It’s an exciting time for GSL. It’s been a
long time since there’s been a school improvement in terms of facilities,” he said.
“Now we get to have another addition
that will be so good for our kids.”
************
In addition to construction changes,
the school district is also looking at
changes to learning. The district will implement science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) practices in kindergarten through 12th-grade with Project
Lead the Way, an accredited STEM program.
“Not only are we going to continue to
improve our facilities, but we’re going to
continue to improve our curriculum,”
Sonju said.
STEM practices are already used at the
high school level, and this will extend it
to the lower grades as well. Sonju said
the program will set GSL apart from others in the area and the state. It will prepare students for future careers that will
rely heavily on STEM.
“This is something that’s not only important for our students but is important
for our community,” Sonju said. “We need
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Business ribbons cut
Casey’s Ribbon
A ribbon cutting was held by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the completion of an addition
and remodeling to Casey’s on 10th
Street. Pictured, left to right, are Ben
Beckman (First Minnesota Bank), Dipo
Ajay (Dominion Home Health), Randall
Carrigan (Casey ’s), Sherri Stamps
(Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel),
Scott Rhodes (Coborn’s), Barbara
Woida (Chamber), Shauna Gruber
(TC&W Railroad), Ellen Felmlee (Cetera
Investment Services), Michelle Goette,
Stefanie Kalenberg, Becky Farrell and
Byron Johnson (Casey’s), and Laurie
Gauer (Gauer Chiropractic).
Glencoe Woodworking Club
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening
of Glencoe Woodworking Club (GWC)
with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday,
April 1, 2015. Glencoe Woodwork Club
is located in the Glencoe City Center,
1107 11th Street East in Glencoe. Pictured from left to right are: Barbara
Woida (Chamber), Kelly Rach
(Ameriprise Financial), Bob Johnson
(GWC), Kurt Kramer (Glencoe Family
Chiropractic), Norm Anderson (GWC),
Charlie Jensen (GWC), Chip Anderson
(Schad, Lindstrand & Schuth), Gary
Heater (GWC), Dewey Klaustermeier
(GWC), Dan Perschau (GWC), Richard
Corrick (GWC), Don Gruenhagen
(GWC), Bernie Venier (GWC), Laurie
Gauer (Gauer Chiropractic), Ellen
Felmlee (Cetera Investment Services),
and Scott Rhodes (Coborn’s).
4 Square Builders
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new addition
and remodeling project at 4 Square
Builders in Glencoe. 4 Square Builders
is located at 2718 9th Street East in
Glencoe. Pictured from left to right
are: Ben Beckmann (First Minnesota
Bank), Laurie Gauer (Gauer Chiropractic), Preston Fox (4 Square Builders),
Barbara Woida (Chamber), and Kurt
Kramer (Glencoe Family Chiropractic).
Lake Country Insurance
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening
of Lake Country Insurance with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 28,
2015. Lake Country Insurance is located in the ReMax Homes office, 1930 E.
10th Street in Glencoe. Pictured from
left to right are: Laurie Gauer (Gauer
Chiropractic), Kelly Rach (Ameriprise
Financial), Barbara Woida (Chamber),
Ben Beckman (First Minnesota Bank),
Chip Anderson (Schad, Lindstrand &
Schuth), and Victor D. Ramirez Garcia
(Lake Country).
Liberty Tax
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the
new Liberty Tax location in Glencoe at
921 12th Street East. Pictured from left
to right are: Kelly Rach (Ameriprise Financial), Gerald Maidl (Liberty Tax,
waver), Barbara Woida (Chamber),
Sherri Stamps (Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel), Tori Maidl (Liberty Tax,
Miss Liberty), Chip Anderson (SLS),
Randy Carlson (Liberty Tax, owner),
Ben Beckmann (First Minnesota Bank),
Berangila Gonzalez (Liberty Tax, office
manager), Sabrina Maidl (Liberty Tax,
Hutchinson office manager), Blake
Maidl (Liberty Tax, waver) Shauna Gruber (TC&W Railroad).
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Page 19
Taqueria Del Buen Pastor
Main Street Sports Bar
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening
of Main Street Sports Bar with a ribbon
cutting on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.
Main Street Sports Bar is located at
1226 Greeley Ave. N. in Glencoe. Pictured from left to right are: Ryan Alsleben & Joseph Mayland, owners,
Crystal Cohrs (The Hair Studio), Kelly
Rach (Ameriprise Financial), Barbara
Woida (Chamber), Shauna Gruber
( TC&W Railroad), Scott Rhodes
(Coborn’s), and Ben Beckman (First
Minnesota Bank). Not pictured is
owner Amanda Mayland.
(Gauer Chiropractic), Salvador A.
Juárez Ramirez (boy), Adán & Carolina
Ramirez, owners, Barbara Woida
(Chamber), Dolores Ramirez (Taqueria), Sayuri A. Juárez Ramirez (girl),
Scott Rhodes (Coborn’s).
PJ’s How 2 Spirits
The Health Nut Pantry
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening
of The Health Nut Pantry with a ribbon
cutting on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The
Health Nut Pantry is located at 1234
Greeley Ave. N. in Glencoe. Pictured
from left to right are: Laurie Gauer
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of
Taqueria Del Buen Pastor’s new location in the former Lindy’s Cafe building located at 921 Desoto Ave. N. Pictured, left to right, are Ben Beckman
(First Minnesota Bank), Laurie Gauer
(Gauer Chiropractic), Sherri Stamps
(Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel),
Ben Beckman (First Minnesota Bank),
Janette Goettl, owner, Clarine Stepien
(Janette’s sister/employee), Scott
Rhodes (Coborn’s), and Barbara Wolda
(Chamber).
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated PJ’s How 2 Spirits
opening their new location with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.
They continue to carry wine making
kits and supplies at this new store-
front located at 706 13th St., Glencoe.
Pictured from left to right are: Barbara
Woida (Chamber), Jean Weber and
Peter Goettl, owners, Ellen Felmlee
(Cetera Investment Services), and Ben
Beckman (First Minnesota Bank).
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Glencoe
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Glencoe, MN
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