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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.

Anniversary party at Heimey’s Place Saturday, Sept. 20

SPONSORED POST. Heimey’s Place, New Germany are celebrating  its fifth anniversary with a party Saturday, Sept. 20 beginning with a bean bag tourney at 1 p.m. A hog roast and music by the Double D’s are planned.

Photo: Hollywood Plow Day 2014 was a hit

CARVER COUNTY, MN – The Sept. 6 Hollywood Plow Day in Hollywood Township drew about 100 to 150 spectators, and more than 30 tractors. Look for more photos in the October edition of Farm Horizons, which is mailed to rural addresses in the area.

This aerial photo was taken with a drone.

This aerial photo was taken with a drone.

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

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New Germany City Council to review carpet and painting quotes for city hall

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will review quotes for replacing the carpet in the city office and painting the city office during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include: roofing bids, possible address changes, an easement, and county reimbursement for items included in the recent infrastructure project.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.