Archive for Montrose

Rich Pauly joins energy sales team at Mid-County Coop

SPONSORED POST – Dassel resident Rich Pauly is excited to put his 30 years of experience in the fuels and energy industry to work at Mid-County Coop in Cologne.

Rich Pauly joins Mid-County Coop in Cologne

Rich Pauly joins Mid-County Coop in Cologne

Rich grew up in Chaska, and graduated from Chaska High School. He started working for the family business, Minnesota Valley Oil in Carver with his father, Arlan Pauly, in the 1980s. Mid-County Coop purchased the company in 2000.

Throughout the years, Rich has been involved in the sales and transport of bulk and consumer fuels. He joined Mid-County Coop in August 2014, and is looking forward to being part of the energy sales team.
When he’s not at work, Rich enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include hunting and other outdoor activities.

Mid-County Coop was founded in 1935 as a petroleum product supplier for Carver County. The company has experienced significant growth through the years, and now operates a convenience store, complete agronomy division, energy department with fuels, lubricants, and propane delivery service; and an auto, truck and tire center.

To learn more about Mid-County Coop, go to or call 888-466-3700.

Wright County Board to re-appoint surveyor

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider the re-appointment of Steve Jobe for another four-year term as county surveyor during its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include an update on the Clearwater River Watershed District Board, setting conditions of sale for tax forfeit properties, consideration of a state wildlife management area land acquisition resolution for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, discussion of the Aurora Solar Project, appointment to the Lake Pulaski Lake Improvement District board, and discussion of a Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory report.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Wright County adopts new emergency notification system

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County has a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED® . The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized emergency messages directly to homes and businesses . This service can be used in case of fires, flooding, train derailment, chemical spills, nuclear incidents, evacuation, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, disease outbreaks, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for local incidents . If widespread, the entire county with 31,000 households can be called within 30 minutes. Wright County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. Most landlines are automatically part of the system but mobile phones are not. It is important for county residents and business customers to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or V o IP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) . Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED® in case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy. To register, go to the Wright County website at and click on the CodeRED® Emergency Notification link on the lower left side of the page.

Funeral notice: Martha R. Falde, 89, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Martha R. Falde, 89, of Montrose, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, and will continue Saturday at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:35 p.m. The Chilson Funeral Home is serving the family; online condolences may be made at

Litchfield native is Hutchinson Health’s newest family doctor

Sponsored Post – As a family physician at Hutchinson Health, Dr. Jalayna Smith is looking forward to meeting new people – and seeing some familiar faces.

Dr. Jalayna Smith recently joined the medical staff at Hutchinson Health.

Dr. Jalayna Smith recently joined the medical staff at Hutchinson Health.

“I am so excited to have returned to this area,” said Smith, a Litchfield native who currently resides in Hutchinson with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Charlotte.

Smith completed her undergraduate studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, and attended medical school at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her residency was with United Family Medicine in St. Paul.

“The most rewarding part of my job is helping patients be healthy and feel good,” Smith said. “Whether it’s treating an acute illness or helping prevent or manage chronic disease, I enjoy working together with patients to help them fee­l their best.”

Smith especially enjoys caring for pregnant women, delivering babies, and then watching those children grow. In addition to prenatal care, pediatrics, and women’s health, her special interests also include treating skin conditions, such as acne, mole removal, and skin cancer screening.

“I am devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all genders and ages,” she said. “In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, I also provide preventative care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, and screening tests.”

Hutchinson Health is one of the largest independent health care providers in Minnesota. Services include primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, and specialty programs. To learn more, go to

Wright County Board to consider agreement for regional criminal tracking analysis

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider a joint powers agreement between Wright and Sherburne counties regarding a regional criminal tracking analysis project during its Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a review of personnel policy revisions, an update on the status of the Aurora Solar energy project, and a Great River Regional Library Board appointment.

The meeting will  begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.