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"How much money did the City of Hamburg waste on attorneys fees related to your website?" According To Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen (Who's WHOLLY RESPONSIBLE For 'Starting Everything' That Took Place), The City Has WASTED(about)$50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS !! At the Budget Meeting in September 2015, Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz called for the 2016 budget for legal fees to be INCREASED by an ADDITIONAL$9,000.00; for a total of $15,000.00 for 'legal expenses' in 2016 !!)
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Thank you Dr. Molnau for creating Countryside; a wonderful, local community veterinary clinic that strives to do the best for our clients and patients. You built a foundation of kindness, compassion, and strength that Countryside will always carry forward. This January marks the three year anniversary of Dr. Molnau's death. He is sorely missed and we honor his memory during this difficult time.
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The year 2016 was a record year for opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County. We experienced 153 opioid-related deaths - a 39% increase over 2015. The State of Minnesota experienced 402 opioid-related deaths during 2016.
For this reason, Sheriff Rich Stanek and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office launched a drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose. As part of the campaign, the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with school-parent organizations, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, businesses, and health & community organizations to assist educating the community about current drug dangers, trends and prevention.
JANUARY 25, 2018 UPDATE: Opioid deaths reach another record in Hennepin County. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Februjary 9, 2018 - Hennepin County embarks on its most ambitious opioid prevention strategy. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
America's opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history, with drug
overdoses claiming more lives last year than car accidents or gun
violence. The toll, as a White House Commission put it, is the
equivalent of a new 9/11 attack every three weeks !!
Sheriff Stanek remains committed to public safety issues such as continuing to fight violent crime, attacking the deadly opioid epidemic, and ending the criminalization of mental illness. He brings more than 34 years of law enforcement experience to the Office of Sheriff. In addition to the previously mentioned public safety priorities, he is committed to financial stewardship, leadership, and public safety advocacy. Since being elected, Sheriff Stanek has ensured the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office operated under budget while maintaining a consistent number of employees. He has led the agency by speaking to community groups, hosting listening sessions, and building trust by working directly with residents and businesses every day.
"Sheriff Stanek is a proven public safety leader in Hennepin County," said Don Davis; a retired Hennepin County Police Chief and former Commissioner of Public Safety & Homeland Security for the State of Minnesota. "During his 11 years in office, he has led initiatives that focus on local and national issues that other elected officials don't want to talk about. From opioids to jail mental illness, he is leading the charge to ensure residents, victims, inmates, and his staff have the resources, tools, and training they need."
"Rich is our local Sheriff. Whatever the time or day of the week it may be, I can confidently pick up the phone and call him about any issue that is affecting me and my community," said Kylee Simonson. "Rich works tirelessly with community members to have their needs heard, provide education about emerging public safety issues, and build trust in the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. His dedication to local public safety is one of the chief reasons why I want him as my local Sheriff."
"Sheriff Stanek has been a great community partner," said Bishop Howell; the Pastor at Shiloh Temple. "As a member of his Community Advisory Board I know that I can bring faith-based community concerns to him, and he will not only listen, but find a solution too. At the end of the day, I know he is our voice for public safety."
During My Four Year Term As A Hamburg City Council Member, This Privately Funded Website, Available 24/7, Provided Me A Primary Means To Communicate Useful, Meaningful & Interesting Information To The Residents Of Hamburg. It Also Informed City Residents What Was Taking Place In Our City Of Only (about) 516 Residents, By Their City Officials, How They Were Wasting And 'Throwing Away' Hard Earned Taxpayer Dollars.
As A Result, Interestingly Enough, This Website Also Became A Very Popular Website With Others Because Of Its Content, And Was Viewed By Visitors Throughout The Entire World !! For Those People, That Reason And Many Other Reasons, This Website Will Continue To Be Maintained, Updated And Flourish.
To learn more about some of what I experienced during my four year term as a City of Hamburg Council Member, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
(This Website Was Initially Launched On August 21, 2007.)
Please Scroll Down To The Bottom Of This Webpage To See A
Cumulative Daily Summaries Of Visitors To My Website
On April 5th, 2018 Sheriff Stanek, members of the Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board, and national police-community experts representing the U.S. Department of Justice - Community Oriented Policing Services Office, highlighted the community oriented policing efforts by our agency that have become a national model.
Members of the Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board discussed their role in providing community oversight for our office. Their oversight has led to important conversations about how best to build community trust, and a changing agency culture that incorporates community views and expectations about officer training, agency policy, diversity hiring, and crime reduction efforts, as they relate to this 21st Century Policing Initiative.
As part of this 21st Century Policing Initiative, our agency has worked to train and empower all employees to participate in agency-wide community engagement efforts. Everyone from records clerks and detention deputies to the sworn officers and the Sheriff are personally engaging with residents and community leaders at every level.
The team from CNA, representing the C.O.P.S. Office, highlighted some of the unique programs our agency has implemented related to 21st Century Policing Initiative. New programs have included crisis intervention training, classroom training on 21st Century Policing Initiative, implicit bias and procedural justice, cultural awareness training, and deputy wellness programs. Conversations with the community have included the most controversial topics, from officer hiring standards and discipline, to reviewing the process involved in investigating an officer-involved shooting.
These programs have been documented during the past three years by CNA, and are included in a report that will be available to nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies through the country as a “how to” guide for community policing.
On Friday April 13, 2018, Arborist Connie Kratzke of Kahnke Brothers Tree Tree Farm between Plato & Glencoe (Minnesota) made the trip to DELTAVILLE U.S.A. to be a guest on my most recent SPECIAL EDITION of THE DELTA SHOW heard around the world via the Internet. We talked about their nursery, the services they perform and Connie provides a wealth of very interesting information. On this SPECIAL EDITION of THE DELTA SHOW, you'll learn things like when it's safe to start planting outdoors, which trees are the best trees to plant in our area, how do you actually plant a tree and find out about things like planting depth, hole size, burlap baskets and root trimming. You'll learn how to properly care for a tree after it's planted and things like how often should you regularly water & fertilize a tree and for how many years. Learn if fruit-bearing trees can be grown in Minnesota. ('Spoiler Alert': YES!!)
You'll Even Learn About How
YOU CAN BUY THEIR NURSERY STOCK AT WHOLESALE PRICES !!
(Saturdays ONLY, May - November ONLY from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ONLY)
To Listen To My Internet Show Featuring Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm Arborist Connie Kratzke As My Guest,
The Maintenance And Grooming Of The Two Ballfields, Basketball Court, Bi-Centennial Park As Well As The Maintenance And Upkeep Of All Of The Other City Owned Property Is Accomplished By The City's Full Time Public Works Employee.
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If you receive texts, e-mails or voicemail messages similar to those shown above like I have (about SIX of them), forward them to email@example.com. You might also want to contact local your Law Enforcement Agency as well. And for more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
One Of The Many Guests Who Have Appeared On My Very Popular
"THE DELTA BROADCAST"
In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are, by their very nature, unpredictable and evolve quickly.
To learn what YOU can do to protect yourself and others in an'ACTIVE SHOOTER' Situation, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek talks about what his department is doing. Please 'click' on the graphic below to learn more.
To hear my interview recorded on May 24, 2015 with Hamburg Resident Justin Buckenthin who serves as CHIEF OF THE HAMBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT, please click on the audio control shown below.
Uninterrupted Religious Music Replaces
Normal Programming On Sundays.)
ABOUT MY INTERNET SHOW
This a was a great show about the various things you can do at NYPD and it seems like the guy loves the department.You have a great radio show and nice website. Thanks for sharing it with me.
Hi Dick: I meant to tell you last week that the interview with Mike was great. WE really enjoyed it.
Just to let you know that Thurs. line up was all messed up, Your show was not aired till 10:00. I had a doctor appointment at 10. Luckily I installed a VLC media player and I was able to record that show and listen to it today.
You always have an entertaining show and really do a great job. Thank You for doing it each week. God Bless and have a great week. Polkatively Yours, Linda and Tom
Hi there Delta - Just wanted to write you a short note thanking you for the shout out on today's radio program! :-) That was quite a surprise and made me smile this morning! :-)
Still listen to your program every Thursday at 8:00am...it is going on 3 years since I first started listening to you...2015...can you believe that...3 years!!!!
Yet-your program is still entertaining as ever-the best, and really enjoy your style! In fact, if you recall you sent me a complimentary copy of your show a while ago, and I listen to the CD from time to time when I need my Delta fix! haha!
On a personal note- Hope you are doing well. Anyways, keep up the great work Delta, and all the best to you in Deltaville, USA!!!!!
If You Would Like To Be A Guest On My 'DELTA DICK' Series Of Internet Show
According to their Webpage, the mission of the Chisago County Attorney's Office is to seek justice, promote public safety by prosecuting crime, protecting those in need, and representing the interest of Chisago County. That's admirable and just makes good sense.
According to recent news reports, upon receiving a complaint about Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan, County Attorney Janet Reiter's office initiated an investigation. Duncan, who announced in March that he was seeking reelection in 2018; then notified the Chisago County Board that he is (suddenly) retiring citing 'medical reasons'. (Kudos to County Attorney Reiter !!) PLEASE CLICK HERE to learn the REAL reason. An 'independent law firm' hired by Chisago County to investigate the complaint against Duncan stated, "....an abhorrent and shocking violation of the standard of conduct expected of a department head, a law enforcement officer, an elected Sheriff, an employee of Chisago County . . . and a community leader.") Any of this 'sound familiar' locally ??
Perhaps that 'independant law firm' could find some time to make a trip to the City of Hamburg. I'd even pay for their gas to make the trip.
I'm sure it's refreshing for Chisago County residents to know that REGARDLESS of who is involved, EVEN IF IT'S LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS,those involved are NOTABOVE THE LAW and will, at the very least, be be investigated, and prosecuted if appropriate, like ANY OTHER SUSPECT believed to have broken the law.That will NEVER HAPPEN in Carver County because of who's involved !!
The answer is simple, disgusting and it's SO OBVIOUS: Not only was it because of WHO the HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS INVOLVED were, but also because of WHO they all 'KNEW' !! The "GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB".
My Case In Point: www.thedeltashow.com/cityofhamburgmn.html. Many of the answers that residents need to know about what was taking place by Hamburg City Officials that was wasting hard earned taxpayer dollars, are contained in the written transcript of my interrogation by the McLeod County Sheriff's Office when the Hamburg City Officials filed a 'bogus' criminal complaint against me with the Carver County Sheriff's Office. (Certainly, and not surprisingly; I was TOTALLY EXHONORATED because I had done NOTHING wrong or inappropriate.)
Like the Chisago County Attorney, will the Carver County Attorney (please) now begin an investigation as to what took place in the City of Hamburg and find out WHY my reports made and evidence submitted to the Carver County Sheriff of what was taking place in the City of Hamburg involving its elected and other City Officials, WERE NEVER INVESTIGATED ?? Or,CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED ??
And, unlike Hamburg residents, I'll bet my last dollar that Chisago County Taxpayers didn't have to 'fork over' $50,000.00 of their hard earned TAXPAYER DOLLARS dollars to get the justice that they deserve but Hamburg residents never received !! Hamburg City Officials Appear To Be IMMUNE to any type of investigation !! I even MET PERSONALLY with Sheriff Olson for about ninety minutes in April 2016 !! QUESTION: Why weren't MY concerns that I witnessed and subsequent 'events' that I reported to the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as a Hamburg City Council Member, ever investigated ?? (President Trump To Former F.B.I. Director James Comey: “I HOPE YOU CAN LET THIS GO.")
And subsequently cost Hamburg Taxpayers $50,000.00 in legal fees paid to Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin; the city's 'contract' law firm in Waconia.
Are Hamburg City Officials 'ABOVE THE LAW' ??Apparently; they are. Aren't they ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR HEINOUS and COVERT actions ?? Apparently; they are not. The 'cover up' continues. Fortunately, there are TWO City Council Member positions (Scott Feltmann & Steve Trebesch) & the Office of Hamburg Mayor (Chris Lund) up for election this fall. The filing period for those three positions is from July 31st to August 14th. Cost to file for election is only $2.00.
Also, knowing what I knew, and after what I'd witnessed and experienced, first-hand, taking place in the City of Hamburg involving its City Officials, I continuously provided current Carver County Sheriff James Olson with reports and substantiating documentation as to what was taking place in the City of Hamburg by its City Officials. I even METPERSONALLY with Sheriff Olson in April 2016, for about ninety minutes and discussed, IN DETAIL, what I observed, what was taking place and who was involved !! Yet, the Carver County Sheriff's Office DID NOTHING about the reports I made and the documents that I submitted to Sheriff (James) Olson !!
Did Sheriff Olson FAIL in his responsibility to act impartially because of the identity of the Hamburg City Officials, and others, involved ?? It should come as no surprise to anyone that current two term Sheriff (James) Olson announced he would not seek re-election at the end of this year when his term expires.
For the reasons stated above, there is NO WAY that I could EVER supoort Olson's Chief Deputy, Jason Kamerud, in his bid to be elected to succeed Olson as the next Carver County Sheriff. The Carver County Sheriff's Office needs a 're-boot'; residents should cast their vote for Sheriff's candidate, Jessica Heger, as their next Carver County Sheriff.
DOUGLAS COUNTY DEPUTY PULLS WOMAN FROM SINKING CAR IN MINNESOTA LAKE
The driver was unable to stop in time and drove off the end of a bridge that's being replaced and ended up in a lake. There were only a few inches of air left in the car between the car's ceiling and the water level when Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Jarvi arrived. Deputy Jarvi quickly assessed the situation, tried a rope around his waist, went into the water and opened the car's door allowing the woman to escape and be rescued.
DOES HAMBURG HAVE A 'SISTER CITY' IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA ?? (Or, In Illinois ??)
The aggressive, inappropriate, irresponsible and disgusting antics of a much younger, 'out of control' young Thief River Falls City Council Member against a substantially older City Council Member (sound familiar ??), embarrasses the City, its residents and sends a clear message that those elected to public office, be it local, county state or federal, are expected to 'behave themselves'. For learn more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Remember what a current Hamburg City Council Member did right after the May 10, 2016 Hamburg City Council Meeting ?? Eerily similar; however; I was able to flee City Hall and filed a report to the Sheriff's Office the next day. I'veposted my letter to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. See if you can figure out why no criminal charges were brought against the Hamburg City Council Member involved. ('Rocket Science' NOT required !!) It's just one more 'cover-up' in the City of Hamburg. Then there was also the time at (or just after) a Hamburg City Council meeting when the former Mayor and the same City Council Member 'got into it."
Yet ANOTHER Example of
ELECTED OFFICIALS BEHAVING BADLY
To see another example of other 'elected officials' that can't work cohesively without having personal agendas and not having a sincere concern for the full benefit of residents, like the tumultuous times and discord that I witnessed during my four years as a Hamburg City Council Member, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
The elected terms of HAMBURG MAYOR CHRIS LUND, HAMBURG COUNCILMEMBERS STEVE TREBESCH &
SCOTT FELTMANNexpire at the end of this year. Before residents cast their votes in November, it is
VITALLY IMPORTANTfor Hamburg residents to KNOWthe following, very CRITICAL
INFORMATIONthat, so far, has been TOTALLY WITHHELD from City residents:
(1) November 5, 2014 Letter To The Former Hamburg Mayor And City Council Discussed At A "CLOSED"City Council Meeting, and
(2) Recording Of, And Documents Pertaining To, The November 2014 "CLOSED"City Council Meeting, and
(3) Recording Of, And Documents Pertaining To, The August 1, 2015 "CLOSED"City Council Meeting, and
(4) Recording Of, And Documents Pertaining To, The September 2015 "CLOSED" City Council Meeting, and
(5) Written Report Sent To The Carver County Sheriff's Department Describing The Inappropriate, Aggressive, Threatening
And Aggressive Actions Of A CURRENT Hamburg City Councilmember After The May 10, 2016 City Council Meeting.
Once City residents get the information above, then, and only then, will you
understand why it is IMPERATIVE to VOTE ALL THREE OF THEM OUT OF OFFICE !!
"TRANCEPARENCY IS A NECESSITY IN GOOD GOVERNANCE." Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frye
The Webmaster Of This Website Is A Former Police Officer (April 1967-October 1969) And A Retired Hennepin County
Deputy Sheriff (October 1969- September1984) Who Attained The Rank Of Sergeant In The Sheriff's
Department's Communications And Warrant/Fugitive Divisions.
During My Stellar Law Enforcement Career, I Arrested, And Brought To Minnesota, An
Individual That MURDERED HIS GIRLFRIEND AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN !!
AND THEN; THERE'S HAMBURG, MINNESOTA ..........
NOTHINGIn My Impressive And Stellar 18+ Year Law Enforcement Career Would
Prepare Me For What I Saw, Heard And Experienced During My 'Eye-Opening'
"THIS PRIVATELY FUNDED WEBSITE, THAT RECOGNIZES LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTS OF HEROISM, IS
HOSTED BY A CONCERNED, TAXPAYING CITIZEN WHO ALSO IS EXPOSING WASTEFUL SPENDING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY LOCAL & STATE
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS; 'CALLING OUT' & HOLDING THOSE OFFICIALS, AND OTHER TAXPAYER PAID EMPLOYEES, ACCOUNTABLE
FOR THEIR BAD BEHAVIOR, INCOMPETENCE, INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS & PUBLIC MISCONDUCT."
Trooper Keith Simonette came into my office today to tell me that you were no longer "on the air". I was disappointed to hear of this as you have been a great supporter of the Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement in general. I really do think you cared greatly about the safety of your listeners. You assisted us in educating the public through methods other then arrests and citations. It is my hope that you will find a comfortable and rewarding career elsewhere and that you will remain a loyal friend to us and those in your community who support you. Thank you!
L. Hodapp, Commander, District 2200: The Minnesota State Patrol
All of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance Cameras
that I have installed can be set
up to either record continuously 24/7/365, capture an image
only when they sense motion
in their 'field of view', or both.
I find it intriguing the number of times that the same few vehicles slowly drive south down Jacob Street from County Road 50 and when they get to the Twin Cities & Western Railroad track crossing, they turn around and then, slowly, drive back north on Jacob Street toward County Road 50.
Are they driving so slowly because of all of the small children in the area ??
Yes; that MUST be the reason.
COMPARITIVE DAILY SUMMARY OF WEBSITE VISITS
July 1, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Substantiated By Example After Example Appearing Over On This ENTIRE Website ........
"THERE'S A DISTRUST IN GOVERNMENT, PROBABLY MORE THAN EVER IN THIS AREA.
EVERYTHING WE DO - AND RIGHTFULLY SO - WILL BE EXAMINED."
Bill Reynolds, Shakopee City Administrator, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Newspaper Sunday December 24, 2017
OFF DUTY AVON (MINNESOTA) POLICE OFFICER SAVES LIVES SHOOTING MAN WHO INJURED NINE PEOPLE IN STABBING ATTACK AT ST. CLOUD SHOPPING MALL; INJURED NINE PEOPLE IN STABBING ATTACK AT
ST. CLOUD SHOPPING MALL; RECEIVES CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY
Five minutes after authorities received the first 911 call, Jason Falconer, a part-time officer in the city of Avon, began shooting the attacker as he was lunging at him with the knife, and continued to engage him as the attacker got up three times, according to police.
Avon Police Chief Corey Nellis said at a press conference Monday that he is “very proud of Officer Falconer’s heroic actions in confronting the perpetrator of the stabbing assaults of the Crossroads Mall Saturday.”
“Officer Falconer put himself in harm’s way to protect the public from a man who had already stabbed nine victims,” Nellis said, adding that Falconer was the “right person, at the right place, at the right time.”
Congratulations to Wayzata PD Officers Andy Sharratt and Brandon Haapoja for being awarded the Wayzata Police Department Lifesaving Award. They performed lifesaving CPR on a
Long Lake resident. Congratulations also to the Long Lake Fire Department members
and North Memorial Paramedics who received similar awards from
From The Desk Of Carver County Sheriff Bud Olson .......
"Dick: Thanks for your public service; you do so much and probably don't get recognized for any of it. But, you are a wonderful asset for Carver County and Hamburg and for your radio listening community; you're just a great guy. Thanks so much."
"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms' would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give……"
"Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday!!"
Byron 'Bud' Olson
Sheriff of Carver County, Minnesota
Sheriff "Bud" Olson Retired After Dedicating Himself
CITY OF HAMBURG ELECTION FILINGS FOR 2018 ELECTION
Also, according to the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer's Office, current Mayor Chris Lund has filed for re-election, as has former Hamburg Mayor Dick Malz who apparently wants his former Mayoral seat back. One would think that might be a 'tough decision' for Hamburg voters to make. It's really not. STAY TUNED. Candidates seeking election to ANY office are ALWAYS WELCOME as guests to my very popular Internet Shows. Any Hamburg candidate wishing be my guest and specifically talk about the 'issues' in Hamburg that you've read about on this Website, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councilmembers Steve Trebesch and Scott FeltmannBOTH filed for re-election, with additional candidates Joe Weverka and EricPoppler (both unknown to me) entering the race. Not surprising at all, former Hamburg City Council member Robert Gregonis, who was known to attend City Council Meetings without wearing any footware, apparently wants his old position back, too. Interestingly enough, in the last election, Robert Gregonis finished DEAD LAST !! (I received TWICE as many votes in the last election than Gregonis did !!)
ANOTHER 'PLAYER' HAS JUST 'ENTERED THE GAME' OF TELEVISION, INTERNET
AND TELEPHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE TO HAMBURG RESIDENTS
The Restored Steam Locomotive 261 Was Welcomed By Area Residents & Train Enthusiasts On Saturday, September 22 As It Traveled From Northeast Minneapolis To Glencoe With A Brief Stop In Bongards.
A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5 to 8 times per hour. A hummingbird’s wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second depending on the direction of flight, the purpose of their flight and the surrounding air conditions.
An average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute. In comparison, a human's average heart rate is only 60-100 beats per minute at rest.
The hummingbird’s maximum forward flight speed is 30 miles per hour and flies 500 miles nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico during both its spring and fall migration. The average lifespan of a wild hummingbird is 3-12 years.
Thanks for your 'entertainment' this summer;
SEE YOU GUYS NEXT SPRING !!!
COUNTY ATTORNEYS ...
CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY
Please Remember The Carver County Sheriff's Deputies Involved In The Event That Took Place On July 13th, In Your Thoughts & Prayers.
There Can Be No Doubt Whatsoever In Anyone's Mind, That Those Deputies Did Everything Humanly Possible To Prevent The Unfortunate, Tragic Outcome. They Had No Other Alternative.
THANKS TO ALL Of The Carver County Sheriff's Deputies For Your Ongoing Dedication, Professionalism And Continuing Efforts To Help Make Carver County A Safer Place, For Everyone, In Which To Live, Learn, Work and Play !!
Mark Metz was elected by
Carver County residents as their Carver County Attorney in 2010 and again in 2014. Prior to election as the Carver County Attorney, Metz served as an assistant Carver County attorney and assistant McLeod County attorney for eleven years.
County Attorney Metz has recently had to make some difficult decisions regarding well publicized incidents that have occurred in Carver County.
The Political Signs For This Fall's Election In Hamburg Started
To Appear In The City A
Couple Of Weeks Ago !!
FORMER Mayor Dick Malz
Apparently Wants His 'Old Job'
Back & Is Seeking To Unseat
CURRENT Mayor Chris Lund.
This Race, Itself, Should Prove To Be An 'Interesting' Contest, Indeed.
When Malz Was Mayor During My Term As A City Councilmember (2013-2016), Lund (Then A City Councilmember) Was Malz's 'Hatchetman' In The Council's (FAILED) Efforts To Force Me Off The City Council Because Of What
I Was Uncovering And Exposing.
You Read A Lot About It (And
STILL Can) Right Here On
This Website, While I Was
On The City Council.
Kelly Dohm Was The (Contract) City Attorney During All Of This And Everyone Is PAINFULLY AWARE
That The Councilmember's 'Vindictiveness'
HAMBURG TAXPAYERS AROUND $50,000.00
IN LEGAL FEES ALONE !!
(Hmmmmmm; Anybody, Besides Me, Ever Wonder Whatever Happened To
Attorney Kelly Dohm Of Hubert, Melchert & Sjodin ? They're The Waconia Based Law Firm That The
City Of Hamburg Contracts With
For It's Legal Services.)
"Take The Money And Run!"
Then, Of Course, There Was Lund's Unrealistic And Grandiose 'Idea' (Formulated When He Was A Mere City Councilmember), To
SPEND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS
To Buy The Property West Of
City Hall And Turn It Into
An 'Industrial Park' !!
WANNA BUY A BRIDGE ??
Fortunately, Lund's Preposterous 'Idea' Was 'Scrapped', But Not Before The City
WASTED ANOTHER $14,636.33
OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Just In Engineering and Other
Fees & Charges Alone.
It Should Never Have Been Considered In The First Place !!
We Simply Don't Have That Kind Of Money To Just 'Throw It Away'.
In Addition To The MALZ/LUND Mayoral Race, Five Candidates, INCLUDING Incumbents Steve Trebesch and Scott Feltmann, Have Filed For The Two City Council Positions Expiring
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The Hummingbird Feeder Has Now Been Replaced With A Thistle Seed Feeder Until Next Spring. Pictures Taken Of Goldfinches At This Feeder Will Appear On My Website Periodically. The First Goldfinch Of The Season Visited This Feeder On Sunday, October 14, 2018.
NEW LEADSHIP BADLY NEEDED IN CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
During the last two years of my City Council term (2013-2016), I continuously provided current Carver County Sheriff James Olson with reports and substantiating documentation as to what was taking place in the City of Hamburg by its City Officials. I even MET PERSONALLY with Sheriff Olson in April 2016, for about ninety minutes and discussed, IN DETAIL, what I observed, what was taking place and identified who was involved !!
Yet, because of the identity and status of those persons involved, the Carver County Sheriff's Office DID NOTHING about the reports I made and the detailed documents and information that I submitted supporting those reports !! The "GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB" syndrome, is, sadly, 'alive and well' in Carver County.
Olson's failure to act appropriately, or even at all, was/is reprehensible, and it COST HAMBURG TAXPAYERS $50,000.00 !!
Sheriff Olson FAILED MISERABLY in his moral and ethical responsibility to act impartially, because of the identity of the Hamburg City Officials, and others, who were involved. Naturally, it should come as no surprise to anyone that current two term Sheriff Olson announced he would not seek re-election at the end of this year when his term expires.
I am a retired Police Officer; having proudly served with Minnesota's largest Sheriff's Department for fifteen years. I still adamantly support ALL men and women Law Enforcement Officers who have chosen to dedicate their lives to keeping all of us safe.
However, when the 'administration' of ANY Law Enforcement Agency refuses to respond appropriately and fails in their responsibility to 'Protect and Serve' those who elected them to Office, then those irresponsible administrators must be ousted from the Office that they hold, and/or be prevented from assuming, the Office to which they seek to be elected or appointed.
Because he has been, and continues to be, a part of the ‘current administration’ of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, for the reasons stated above, and for many others, there is NO WAY that I could EVER support Sheriff Olson's Chief Deputy, Jason Kamerud, in his bid to be elected Carver County’s Sheriff in this fall's election to succeed Olson.
The Carver County Sheriff's Office needs a 're-boot'; replete with fresh ideas and new leadership. Carver County residents deserve that and they can make it happen on November 6th by casting their vote for current and professional Law Enforcement Officer, Jessica Heger, as their next Carver County Sheriff !!
Otherwise, it'll be 'business as usual' for four more years. Carver County residents DESERVE better than that. MUCH better.