Tricounty News

Schiefelbein Angus Farm ranked first

First in Angus registrations for Minnesota during 2013

Schiefelbein Angus Farm, Kimball, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minnesota, having recorded 557 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer.

Angus breeders across the nation in 2013 registered 388,822 head of Angus cattle. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Schumann says. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”


Stearns County to auction seized goods

Stearns County is holding a fall auction to sell seized and surplus goods. The auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Avenue in Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm.

For sale are numerous vehicles: cars, trucks and SUVs, PCs, laptops, office furniture, a John Deere tractor, and numerous miscellaneous shop and yard items.

To get more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale, and to see some photos, check out the auction flyer on the Stearns County website at

South Haven P.O. to change hours

The U.S. Post Office held a public meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 25, for residents and postal customers in South Haven. Only about 7 or 8 of the 1,200-plus postalW-SH-Post-Office customers attended the meeting.

Based on an earlier customer survey, and last week’s meeting, a notice was posted at the South Haven Post Office Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, announcing the changes that will take place effective Nov. 16, 2013.


DNR to offer state lands at public auction

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have 23 parcels of land in northeastern Minnesota for sale at a public auction scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25.

The sale will include parcels in Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis counties, some of which are lakeshore lots.

“This is a great opportunity for people looking for land in this very popular recreational destination,” said Jodi Dehn, DNR realty supervisor. “It’s not often that parcels in this area of the state become available for sale.”


Money now available to help homeowners replace septic systems

Funding to assist homeowners in replacing subsurface sewage treatment systems is available from the State of Minnesota. The Stearns County Environmental Services Department can apply for these state grants on behalf of homeowners.

Eligibility for the grant requires that the homeowner have low income, the property is homesteaded by the applicant, and that the sewage treatment system is found to be an imminent threat to public health and safety. A sewage treatment system which is discharging sewage or sewage effluent to the ground surface, drainage system, ditch, storm water drain or directly to surface water, or causes a reoccurring sewage backup into a dwelling or other establishment is an imminent threat to public health and safety.