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Mid-County Coop Spring Conference 2018



Join us for Mid-County’s


12:00 – 2:00 PM


This meeting will feature valuable agronomic info and a chance for guests to network with other growers and industry experts.

Vandy’s Grille 
at Island View Golf Club
7795 Laketown Parkway
Waconia, MN 55387

Trevor Hamre – Producers Hybrids
Jeremy Donabauer – Ag Wetland Services Inc.
Will speak on deciphering complex farm land drainage regulations.




Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announces retirement at the end of this term

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson issued the following statement today, Feb. 6: “I have decided to retire at the end of this term and will not be seeking re-election as sheriff of Carver County. I started my law enforcement career with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1987. I was elected as Sheriff of Carver County in November of 2010, and sworn in as Sheriff in January of 2011. It has been a privilege to serve the people of Carver County for 31 years and an honor to serve two terms as Sheriff. This has been a difficult decision for me as I love what I do. I believe Carver County is the best place in the state to work, and will greatly miss all the people I have met and worked with over the years. I am not positive what my future holds, but I know it will involve grandkids, some traveling, a fishing pole, and a few projects I haven’t been able to get to around the house.”

Hutchinson diabetes education program recognized

SPONSORED POST – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was awarded to the Hutchinson Health Diabetes Education Program Feb. 1.

Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

The ADA Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007, and 2012. Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from ADA and awarded for four years.

“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide,” manager Brenda Birkholz commented. “And, of course, it assures the consumer that he or she will likely receive high-quality service.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2017 national diabetes statistic report, 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes (9.4% of the population). While an estimated 23.1 million have been diagnosed, 7.2 million people are not aware that they have this disease.

Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications – heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation. Each day, more than 3,900 people are diagnosed with diabetes.  About 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 18 years or older in 2015. Diabetes continues to be the seventh leading cause of death in the US, contributing to 252,806 deaths in 2015.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, the Association conducts programs in communities nationwide.

For more information on recognized education programs or other ADA programs, call the ADA office at 1.900. DIABETE (342-2383) or contact the ADA online at

For information on Hutchinson Health’s program, call Brenda Birkholz at (320) 234-5000.


Subscriptions to include online edition

Effective Feb. 1, subscriptions to the Herald Journal will automatically include access to the newspaper’s online edition. This follows industry trends in which readers prefer to have more options available to them including online access. At the time of your renewal, or immediately if you wish, you will be asked to provide an email address. Our staff will set up the account for you and email you the needed information. For more information, contact our office at (320) 485-2535 or email

Nominations open for Minnesota Job Honor Awards

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its second annual event scheduled for May 9 in the Twin Cities, hosted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

The awards celebrate Minnesotans who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them. Previous honorees have overcome physical and mental disabilities, criminal convictions and immigrant/refugee status in their struggle for employment.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 16 and can be submitted at Last year’s honoree videos can also be viewed at the website.

Funeral notice: Gladys Dillard, 73, of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Gladys Dillard, 73, of New Germany, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at her residence. Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, with interment in the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the church Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m., continuing Thursday, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.