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ABOUT MY WEBSITES ...............

My Website, www.hamburgminnesota.com, as you learned from reading above, was first launched by me, as a private citizen, on August 21, 2007; shortly after having moved to the City of Hamburg. From that time forward, it's primary focus was on local and area events and items of interest. My Websites, over which I have always had sole, total control of the information they contain, became, and continue to be, very popular  'showpieces'.  As of March 8, 2017, my two, combined Websites have now eclipsed more than 65,000 'Hits'; a testament to their popularity.

In August 2012 after witnessing what was taking place within the City of Hamburg, I made the decision to file for one of two vacancies on the City Council that would become available on January 1, 2013. I had some very serious concerns that I wanted brought out and it was evident to me that as a resident, I would only receive 'lip service' from City Officials. I used this Website to 'publicize' my election campaign. After the ballots were cast and counted, as I recall, my nearest 'competitor', former City Council Member Larry Mueller (who chose not to file for reelection), received something like 29 'Write-In' votes with Robert Gregonis receiving about 24 'Write-In' votes. I received about 150-something votes. Upon being elected, this Website would then become my OFFICIAL HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Website.

While I was clearly elected to office, former Council Member Mueller declined the offer and opportunity, by the City Council, to be appointed to the remaining City Council vacancy (a two year term as I recall) as the 'runner-up' vote-getter. Then, the offer was made to 'Second Runner-Up' Gregonis. Unlike Mueller, Gregonis accepted the appointment offered him by the City Council. IMAGINE: In essence, Gregonis, who didn't even file for the position, became a Hamburg City Council Member BY DEFAULT !! I thought, "This CAN'T be good !!" (As it turned out, it WASN'T !!) But, there's one more  important point that you probably haven't realized or didn't even notice, but certainly you  should be made aware of.

You'll note that while I DID file for re-election this past fall, I did NOT actively seek anyone's vote !! Did you get ANYTHING from me in the mail, or see ANYTHING posted on my Website, asking for your support and/or for your vote last fall ?? Obviously, the answer is a resounding "NO" !! The November 5th letter I sent to all City residents (see below) merely explained some of what was really taking place within our City. My intent in filing for re-election was to send Hamburg residents the  clear message that while I'm not a 'quitter', I also WANTED NO PART WHATSOEVER of what had already taken place in our City by its own City Officials. So, I didn't 'seek any votes'.

I have always been a staunch proponent of citizens "knowing what 'their government' is doing". During my four year ELECTED City Council term, it was ALWAYS my intention, by means of my OFFICIAL HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Website, to let Hamburg residents know what was 'going on' within their City by their City Officials. The primary 'target audience' of my Website then as a City Council Member, was the Hamburg resident. But it's popularity also attracted thousands and thousands AND THOUSANDS (over 47,000, in fact) of others from all around  the world. It seemed that people were interested in, and wanted to know, just what 'goes on' in 'Small Town America'.

Now, I've shifted the 'focus' of this Website from my 'target audience' of residents within the City to those other loyal, interested souls that found my Website about what was taking place in Hamburg, so interesting. And revealing. REMEMBER THIS: I've had four years to amass my information. I also have downloaded, directly off of the City's very own 'official' Website, almost four years of Hamburg City Council Meeting recordings, too, for you to get a 'sense' of the 'ugly atmosphere' at some those City Council Meetings !!  Everybody who ever spoke (or screamed) at a Hamburg City Council Meeting, was recorded. STAY TUNED !! (Sound card required.)

Thank you for visiting my Website today; please check back frequently. I'm sure you'll find it  INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE and EYE OPENING !!
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AN 'OPEN LETTER' TO ALL HAMBURG RESIDENTS & ANYONE ELSE VISITING THIS WEBSITE

November 5, 2016

Other Hamburg City Officials have blamed me, and would like everyone to believe, that it was necessary for them to WASTE (about) $50,000.00 of your hard earned taxpayer dollars on legal expenses, to initiate various legal actions and ’maneuvers’ against me and my very popular and informative OFFICIAL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Website, www.hamburgminnesota.com.

That simply is not true. Instead, this massive waste of  taxpayer ‘hush money’ is an attempt to ‘silence’ me, and my Website, because I’ve exposed, on my Website, ‘unsavory’ information about just some of what is really taking place in our small City of about 516 residents, by some other City Officials.

Below, I've partially explained why they are trying to 'silence’ me in an attempt to prevent me from further exposing their heinous acts taking place, as well as their 'scurrying around' in an attempt to ‘block’ my attempt to be re-elected to a second term as your City Council Member.

I am truly puzzled how any City Official could/would even think that, based on my 18+ year impeccable Law Enforcement career, I would accept, tolerate or even 'overlook', much of what was/is taking place within our City. In many instances, what was, and is, taking place has totally violated many of my personal beliefs, morality and 'core values'; beliefs, morality and 'core values' that I believe Hamburg residents also share with me.

When I refused to ‘go along’ with whatever it was that some of the other City Officials were trying to ‘steamroll’ and 'cover up', I then became the target of their relentless, vicious and personal attacks; which have continued for over two years. I even was physically accosted by a fellow City Council Member after a recent City Council meeting and hastily had to flee City Hall and retreat to the safety and security of my car because my personal safety was in jeopardy !!

Those of you that are acquainted with me professionally and personally (and that includes persons living in the City of Hamburg), know me for the truly honest and professional person that I am. And yes; I certainly like to enjoy life, have fun and ’help out’ my ‘fellow man’ when it’s needed, possible and if I can.

My professional acquaintances include two ‘sitting’ County Sheriffs, the now retired, three term Carver County Sheriff (who regularly appeared as a guest on my very popular Internet programs and shows), the former Carver County Attorney and now a ‘sitting’ District Court Judge of Minnesota's First Judicial District, a whole host of active and retired professional Law Enforcement Officers including a former St. Paul Police Chief,  a United States Senator, the former Director of the Minnesota Crimes Task Force,  the Executive Director of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association, two former Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigators, several former Minnesota Police Chiefs, former and current professional Public Safety coworkers (sworn and civilian alike), the former Director of the Minnesota Department Of Public Safety, a former Minnesota Attorney General, a Computer Security and Identity Theft expert, numerous former Paramedics, the Presidents of at least two Minnesota companies, hundreds of past and present wonderful, dedicated co-workers, Team Members, Supervisors and Managers at my current place of employment (where I have continuously worked since August 2006 as a Security Officer), as well as countless other personal friends and acquaintances. (To learn a little more about me,  PLEASE CLICK HERE.)

If ANYONE thinks that I would do ANYTHING to sacrifice the personal reputation that I enjoy, and treasure, with any or all of those persons listed above, then they must believe in the rabbit that hides the colored eggs under their sofa at Easter time.

When I say that there is a major ‘cover up’ taking place‘ in the City of Hamburg involving City Officials, I mean just that. I am so suspect of the 'highly questionable and devious nature’ of some of our other City Officials because of what's taken place coupled with what I have heard, seen and observed; particularly during the past two years, that I filed a formal complaint, on approximately June 13, 2016, with Sheriff James Olson of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office reporting to him my observations of what has been taking place within the City of Hamburg by certain City Officials and I  have requested that  an impartial, full, complete and thorough criminal investigation be conducted of what has already taken place.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, read and digest, the content of my OFFICIAL HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER Website. I hope that it, and the information that it contains, assists you in making your decision as to who to elect as your City Officials in this fall’s General Election.

Please don't drink and drive, please don't text while driving, please wear your seat belts and please support those men
and  women in  uniform that make our  communities, cities, towns, counties, state  and country, safer  places in which to
live, learn, work and play.

Sincerely,


Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
E-mail address: councilmemberodoms@gmail.com
(612) 460-8212
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The, totally unexpected, 'surprise'
"GRUENHAGEN AMBUSH"
launched against me by Hamburg City Clerk Jeremy Gruenhagen at a City Council Meeting in late 2014 that 'started everything' and subsequently has cost Hamburg residents somewhere around $50,000.00
of OUR taxpayer dollars !!
"YELLING & SCREAMING"
Just one example of all of some of the chaotic times of the screaming and yelling that took place during 'open' Hamburg City Council Meetings but mostly at 'closed' City Council Meetings that the public was PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING !!
It appears that my
"UTILITY PAYMENT EVAPORATED" !!
The City admitted that incorrect utility bills were sent to some residents (about 100!!); mine was one of them. When I brought this up at a City Council Meeting, Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen stated a 'corrected bill' had been mailed out earlier in the day. Yet, Gruenhagen would later state publicly at a City Council meeting that the City had
NO RECORD of ever receiving my personal check that I personally deposited in the Sewer/Water 'dropbox' at City Hall !!
I Think You'll Find The Newspaper Article Linked To Below As Interesting As I Did ..............
In A Situation Similar To What Took Place In Hamburg While I Was A City Council Member, The Lake Elmo
CITY ATTORNEY FINDS THAT CITY COUNCIL ACTED IMPROPERLY AGAINST A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
"Because Legally,  An Elected Official Is Entitled To Hold And Enjoy His Office Without Any Restrictions".

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Recently Received E-mail: "I continue to be impressed with your accomplishments and am proud to call you my friend."
Please check back later to see just some of the similar e-mails that I received while serving four years as a Hamburg City Council Member.
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VICTORIA RESIDENTS UPSET WITH HOW CITY COUNCIL WASTES TAXPAYER DOLLARS
(Reminds You Of Some Hamburg City Offials, Doesn't it ?)

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My GOLD STAR PERSONAL WEATHER STATION Used To Report Weather Conditions In Hamburg Is Certified By WEATHER UNDERGROUND As A High Quality Weather Station
That  Has Continually  Passed Their Quality Control
Process For Five Consecutive Days !!
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MINNESOTA GOPHER'S
PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER
DICK JONCKOWSKI
RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS !!

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Is It Possible That This Famous 'Father & Son' Team Are Making A 'Comeback' With Their Very Popular "Coach's Roundtable" Program ??
Dick Joncowski (Right)
& Son Jeff (Left)
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To The
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Of
RICHARD ODOMS
INTERNET SHOW HOST,
HAMBURG RESIDENT
& WEBMASTER OF
www.hamburgminnesota.com
"A top hit on Google searches and
has generated significant traffic numbers."
Norwood Young America Times Newspaper
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About Me And My Website, PLEASE CLICK HERE. THANKS !!

(This Website Was Initially Launched On August 21, 2007.)
I'M
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New Shows Every Wednesday Evening @ 7PM & are repeated on Thursday Mornings @ 8AM, Saturday Evenings @ 11PM & Monday Mornings @t 3AM
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I Am Richard Odoms, The Webmaster Of This Website And  A Retired Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
(1969-1984) Who Attained The Rank Of Sergeant In Two Of Its Departmental Divisions.

NOTHING In My Impressive And Stellar 18+ Year Law Enforcement Career Would Prepare Me For What I Saw, Heard & Experienced
During My  'Eye-Opening'
Four Year Term As A Member Of The 
Hamburg City Council !!

To Learn More About Me,
PLEASE CLICK HERE

LOG ON TO MY INTERNET SHOW HEARD FOUR
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"What a mess, and farce, and taxpayers are footing the bill.  Where is common sense ?"  "I looked at your website – you have quite the story."

"Dick, I don't think people care, plain & simple. The fact they don't "know" is apathy, laziness for many, some are working several jobs, trying to raise a family, and are exhausted."

"How much money did the City of Hamburg waste on attorneys fees related to your website?" (So far; the city has spent, as near as I can calculate, about $33,000.00 !! At the Budget Meeting in September, 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 !!)

"Hello Mr. Odoms, I saw your website in the NYA Times.  Bravo!!!  Who says an “alien implant” (a term I’m using to explain how some of us feel who are not “native born sons”) can’t be heard and can’t have some say?  I’ve heard one disgruntled newcomer to the local area describe it this way:  “You’re a nobody and have no real sense of belonging or feeling welcome unless you have three generations of ancestors buried in the local cemetery.”  The citizens of Hamburg and the surrounding area are very fortunate to have you “telling it like it is”.  Don’t let anyone intimidate you into giving up.  You are a TRUE public servant and so much more!!!  More small towns around here need a Richard Odoms.  Perhaps you will be the “spark” that will spread."
(Signed)
"A nearby local “implant” since 1974."

To read more comments that I received, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Thank you !
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.
www.thedeltashow.com
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(Initially Launched On August 21, 2007)

"A top hit on Google searches and has generated significant traffic numbers."
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HERE'S THE 'FINE PRINT':
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This Website, which was launched on August 21, 2007, has been viewed from as far away as New Zealand, Viet Nam
and the Philippine Islands as well as by people living in Hamburg, Cologne and thousands of the
other nearly 2,469,501 cities and about 600,000 towns throughout the world.

This Website and/or any of its contents, may NOT be printed, photographed, reproduced, copied, recorded,
altered, modified or adapted, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the Webmaster.

The entire content of this Website remains the exclusive and sole property of the Website owner and
publisher and is protected under the First Amendment Of The Constitution of the United States of America.

WHAT IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ??

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The views, ideas, thoughts, comments and opinions expressed on this Website do not reflect
those of the City of Hamburg, it's employees or it's other city officials. But, they should !!

Additionally, no endorsement of this Website by the City of Hamburg,
its employees or other elected officials is expressed or implied.

“Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom;
and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.”
Benjamin Franklin

I Have NEVER ALLOWED, And I Will NEVER ALLOW, This Website, Or Any Of My Other Websites, To Be Endorsed By The City Of Hamburg Or Represent The
City Of Hamburg Or Any Of It's Past Or Present City Officials !!
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This Website and/or any of its contents, may NOT be printed, photographed, reproduced, copied, recorded,
altered, modified or adapted, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the Webmaster.

The entire content of this Website remains the exclusive and sole property of the Website owner and
publisher and is protected under the First Amendment Of The Constitution of the United States of America.
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What Does President Trump's Repeal of Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) Regulations Mean For You ??
  PLEASE CLICK HERE, HERE And HERE To Find Out How YOU Will Be Impacted !!
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Minnesota River @ Mankato
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Minnesota River @ Henderson
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"COACH'S ROUNDTABLE 2017"

Very Similar To A Radio Show Hosted Every Saturday Morning By Dick Jonckowski And His Son Jeff That Was Originally Heard During 2002, 2003 And 2004 On KCHK Radio In New Prague (Minnesota). In Addition To Being The Show's Producer, I Also 'Engineered' The Program That  Featured Live Interviews With Various High School Sports Coaches From Throughout The Local Area.

So Far, We Have Recorded Two Shows With Many More Planned.
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Click On The Links Listed Below To See Current River Levels At The Locations Listed
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Emergency Medical Service Organizations
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In case you're not aware of it, there's a Website that you can go to directly to see if the government owes you any money or unclaimed property !

Yep; this is a 'real deal', it's free AND IT WORKS; I've used it.

I've posted the 'link' below. Check it out and PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you benefited from visiting it. THANKS !!
Here's a 'link' to the Website;
http://www.commerce.state.mn.us/DOC_Unclaimed_Property_Lookup.htm

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GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS  DICTATING TO PRIVATE EMPLOYERS HOW MUCH THEY HAVE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES !!
Is Government Dictating To Private Businesses When They Must & Must Not Be Open For Business, Next ??
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THIS SIGN WELCOMES VISITORS TO COLOGNE AS
THEY ENTER THE CITY ON U.S. HIGHWAY 212
FROM EITHER DIRECTION !!
NICE !!!
PLA-MOR BALLROOM
1904 9th St E, Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
Phone: (320) 864-4119
EVENT SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER

Sunday November 5th - Top Notchmen

Sunday November 12th - George's Concertina

Sunday November 19th - Larry Olsen Band

Sunday November 26th - Kris & The Riverbend Dutchmen
All Events 1:30PM - 5:30PM
Unless Otherwise Noted
Scroll Down To See The UPDATED EVENT SCHEDULE Of The PLA-MOR BALLROOM In Glencoe !!
ANYBODY ELSE, BESIDE ME,
THINK THIS IS 'ODD' ??
The Delinquent Monthly Utility Bill Reports & Employee 'Time Off' Requests Hidden In The City Council's 'Consent Agenda' ?? (See Above!) Because They Are, Information That Should Be Readily Available To City Residents, Is NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC Via The City's 'Official' Website.For More Information And More Questions That I Sought Answers For, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
What Took Place In This Building Below At The
Many 'Closed' City Council Meetings ??
'Closed' Meetings That The
PUBLIC WAS NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND !!

Yet, TAXPAYERS Got Handed A Bill For
$50,000.00 FOR LEGAL FEES  !!
(Sound Familiar ??)

Also, As With The Victoria City Officials,
Did Hamburg City Officials, Too,
VIOLATE MINNESOTA'S 'OPEN MEETING LAW' BY THEIR ACTIONS ??
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner MICHAEL ROTHMAN
Serves At The 'Pleasure' Of
Governor Mark Dayton
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 201-3400
DID YOU HEAR
ABOUT THIS ??
MORE MINNESOTA
TAXPAYER DOLLARS
WERE JUST WASTED
'OVER IN ST. PAUL' !!

If you haven't read the
newspaper  or seen or
heard the latest news,

MINNESOTA COMMERCE COMMISSIONER
MICHAEL ROTHMAN
JUST COST
MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS
ONE MILLION DOLLARS !!

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And earlier this year,
Michael Rothman's
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
OF COMMERCE
MICHAEL DEAL
Was Caught In A
Police 'Sting' Operation
Involving Prostitutes !!

He subsequently entered GUILTY plea to one count of engaging in prostitution in a public place.

For more information,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Should Minnesota's Commissioner Of Commerce
Be Thrown Out Of Office ??
The craft’s ability to autonomously fly at high altitudes while it takes measurements opens a new door for science research in situations and areas in the world that aren’t easy or practical to monitor with manned aircraft or with satellites. The craft can take on different instruments depending on what conditions it will monitor which makes it more versatile for such research. It was originally designed as an unmanned surveillance craft for the Air Force.
August 27, 2017  8:36AM
Like I've said previously,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRRORS' STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS
(And It's The TAXPAYERS Who LOSE !!)

Because there was little or no 'public attendance' at Hamburg City Council Meetings during my term, residents of the city really had no idea that numerous 'closed' City Council Meetings were taking place (Sorry; city residents aren't invited because they're not allowed to attend) and what was being discussed at those meetings that initially, literally wasted about $33,000.00  HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!

The only way that city residents found out about this unconscionable MASSIVE WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS taking place was because I posted that PUBLIC information of my Official Hamburg City Councilmember Website. (City officials would go on to WASTE ANOTHER $17,000.00, on ADDITIONAL legal expenses, which I also posted on my Website.) PLEASE CLICK HERE !!
  HERE ARE VARIOUS ITEMS THAT HAVE
  PREVIOUSLY APPEARED ON MY WEBSITE
   THAT PROBABLY ARE STILL OF INTEREST TO YOU
          An Anoka County judge has ordered CenturyLink to be more transparent about its prices and fees - including sticking to the prices it initially quotes to customers buying phone, Internet and cable packages. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Century Link in July 2017 after receiving 'hundreds' of complaints by CenturyLink's customers. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE. CenturyLink's wide service area provides telephone and Internet service to  Hamburg and the surrounding areas, as well.

Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that student loans issued by Globe University and Minnesota School of Business were illegal; decision could wipe out some $20 MILLION in college loans for as many as 6,000 former students.  For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

DID YOU KNOW ?? In 2013, a 'hacker' attack accessed the personal information of ALL of Yahoo's 3 BILLION accounts ??
Here's A 'Neat' Picture Taken By One Of My High Definition Security Cameras Of A Hornet Sitting On A Gutter Downspout.

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"SLIPPED THROUGH
THE CRACKS"
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After What I Witnessed & Experienced During My Four
Year City Council Member Term, They Should ALL Be In Jail Because Of Their Words, Actions & Misdeeds !!
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     Seven Of The Most Vicious And Vindictive City Officials That
               I've  Ever Met & Should Never Have Trusted  Who
                        RECEIVED, And CONTINUE To Receive,
                        THOUSANDS  Of TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
      Please CLICK HERE To See Who They Are
"A CONCERNED, TAXPAYING CITIZEN 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."
SPEAKING OF
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR
MARK DAYTON .....
Here's some more information about Internet availability in the Hamburg and surrounding area......

MEDIACOM, the current local provider within the City Limits, doesn't offer it's high speed Internet service to persons living 'in the
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Hennepin County Can Count On ...........
HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY MIKE FREEMAN NAMED PRESIDENT
Of The
NATIONAL DISTRICT
ATTORNEY'S ASSOCIATION
At Their Annual Summer Meeting Held In Minneapolis On July 17th And Attended By United States Attorney General
Jeff Sessions

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman
HOW TO DONATE TO AID VICTIMS OF
HURRICANE HARVEY, IRMA & NATE
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Hurricane Harvey
Children's Relief Fund
Information Located Somewhere On One Or More Webpages Of This Website Was Either  Added, Deleted Or Motified On November 17, 2017
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO 'STREAMLINE' ITS WINTER WEATHER WATCHES, WARNING & ADVISORIES
This past summer, there was a new NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 'catch-phrase' that 'cropped up' when it came to SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS. We all know that a 'WATCH' means that conditions are 'ripe' for a serious 'WEATHER EVENT' to occur; a 'WARNING means that a serious 'WEATHER EVENT'
is imminent. Now, the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE is 'streamlining' it's definitions of 'Weather Events' that take place during Minnesota's winters.
ARE  SOME  OF  THE
OFFICIALS  IN SOME
OF  MINNESOTA'S  CITIES
'DYSFUNCTIONAL' ??

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CITY OF BLAINE
CITY OF FOREST LAKE
(Disband Its Police Department ??!!)
CITY OF HAMBURG
CITY OF LAKE ELMO
CITY OF LAKE ELMO (2)
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
(Mayor 'Second Guessing' Police Chief)
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS (2)
(Mayor 'Wannbees' Disband MPD ??)
CITY OF NEW BRIGHTON
CITY OF ORONO
CITY OF SHAKOPEE
CITY OF VICTORIA
WHO WILL BE NEXT ??
Please Scroll Down This Webpage To See Lowest Temperature So Far This Season !!
YES; That WAS a train whistle on an old fashioned STEAM LOCOMOTIVE that you heard going through Hamburg on Saturday, September 30th !!
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Hazard Simplification of the National Weather Service's Winter Weather Watch/Warning/Advisory products has begun! Visit http://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/
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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.

During My Four Years As A Hamburg City Council Member, I Thoroughly Enjoyed Working With Him On Various Projects; (Installation Of An Emergency Generator At The City's Main Lift Station, Reconstruction Of The Jacob Street 'Grinder Station, Etc.) And I Will Not Soon Forget Working Shoulder-To-Shoulder With Him For About Sixteen Hours Straight During The Flooding Hamburg Experienced On The June 19, 2014 When We Received 5" Of Rain !!

Also, He Initially Was, And Remains,  A Good Friend And A Great Neighbor !!

Lowest Temperature So Far This Season Was On
November 10, 2017  When It Dropped To 10.8 Degrees !!
country'. Mediacom is also a conventional 'cable company'; and I think everyone is well aware of the 'reputation' that all cable (and satellite) companies have.

As most everyone is aware, JAGUAR COMMUNICATIONS is making their service available in various areas of Carver County; most noticeably in Norwood Young America. Competition benefits the consumer. From what I heard and observed during my four years as a Hamburg City Council Member, the residents COULD have had their service available by now had the city pursued it properly. But, like so many other things in our city, that possibility also "SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS", much to the detriment of all Hamburg residents.

A while back I called Jaguar inquiring about getting their service installed; the lady who answered Jaguar's telephone was pretty 'evasive' and told me their services weren't currently available in the Hamburg area and couldn't tell me if it would be available in ten days, ten weeks or ten years. Lovely !!

CENTURY LINK, our local telephone and Internet service provider, in my opinion, is the best option available; their expanding their Internet availability and also have a 'Special Offer' currently available for new subscribers. They also are currently under investigation by the Minnesota Attorney General's Office; PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information about that.

As for 'Satellite Internet' companies, I find their prices are 'outta sight' and you have to have be really desperate and have a lot of "Jackson's" in your wallet.

Instead, try Broadband Corp; the local 'Wi-Fi Service' being offered by a company based out of Hutchinson; they have a reliable service with their equipment installed on the Hamburg, and several other water towers and structures, throughout Carver and the surrounding counties.

A word of caution: Some companies limit' the amount of Internet 'usage' and once you exceed that limit, you're charged additional fees. BE SURE to check that out when considering an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Anyone with any ???; please e-mail me at thedeltashow@gmail.com  and I'll do my best to answer  your questions.  Personally !!

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In 2018
PLEASE
RE-ELECT
AREN'T THESE FINE EXAMPLES OF GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS BELOW THAT RECEIVED TAXPAYER DOLLARS ??

FORMER STILLWATER MAYOR GETS YEAR IN PRISON, MUST PAY $2 MILLION TO INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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FORMER CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
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MINNESOTA GETS D+ GRADE IN 2012 STATE INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION
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MORE WASTING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ...........
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRRORS' STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS
(And It's The TAXPAYERS Who LOSE !!)
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RICH STANEK
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SPECIAL BROADCASTS
OCTOBER

Sunday October 1st - Adam & The Jolly Jammers

Sunday October 8th - Karl Hartwich & Ryan Herman

Sundau October 15th - Chuck Thiel & The Jolly Ramblers

Sunday October 22nd - Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen

Sunday October 29th - Leon Olsen Show
DECEMBER 2017

Sunday December 3rd - TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sunday December 10th - Leon Olsen Show

Sunday December 17th - Barefoot Beck &
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Sunday December 24th - Closed
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Sunday December 31st - Harvey Becker &
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JANUARY 2018

Monday January 1st - Leon Olsen Show
To learn about some of what I experienced during my four year term as a Hamburg City Council Member, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRRORS' STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS.
            (And It's The TAXPAYERS Who LOSE !!) As JUST ONE Example, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Let's See Just How Some Copious, Obscene Amounts Of Hamburg Taxpayer Dollars Are Being Spent !!
PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE A LIST OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE
'SLIPPED THROUGH
THE CRACKS' !!
HOW ABOUT THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HAMBURG
TAXPAYER DOLLARS THE CITY HAS ALREADY SPENT
ON A BUILDING THAT REPORTEDLY WAS/IS
LOSING $20,000.00
TAXPAYER DOLLARS A YEAR ??
HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS PAID TO
HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER
JEREMY GRUENHAGEN
Because It Involves The Spending Of Taxpayer
Dollars, This Is 'Public Information' And Was
Obtained From The City of Hamburg Website*

JANUARY 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18367            Wages; 'Rounds'                          $ 1,812.61
18399            Wages; 'Rounds'                           $ 1,812.61
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THE END OF ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL
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By Hamburg Resident Richard Odoms
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The accumulation of snow and ice on natural gas meters is a safety hazard. Snow can block the vents on meters causing a potentially explosive build-up of natural gas that can leak back into the building.

Customers should leave their residences immediately
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I Can't Begin To Count The Number Of Times I Heard That Excuse During My Four Year City Council Term When Something Relating To The City Was Supposed To Accomplished

BUT IT WASN'T  DONE ;
SOMEBODY AT CITY HALL WASN'T DOING THEIR JOB !!
For The Purpose Of 'Safekeeping' And Creating A 'Chain Of Evidence', I Sent A Copy Of My Computer's Hard Drive To The FBI While I Was A City Council Member. After I Retrieved My Computer Hard Drive From The FBI, I Personally Provided It To City Councilmember Chris Lund (Now Current Hamburg Mayor) Who Promptly Turned It Over To Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen.

Unless They 'Wore Gloves', The Fingerprints Of  EVERYONE Who Touched Or Handled My Hard Drive After I Turned It
Over To The City, Are Now
On That  Hard Drive.

Ask Forensic Scientist; With The Recent Advances In Technology, Fingerprints Are Recoverable From Metal Surfaces Almost Indefinitely !!

My Hard Drive Was Housed In
A Metal Enclosure, Is Now Back In My Possession, And Has Been Carefully Stored, Ever Since !!
REMEMBER THIS ??
Because It Involves The Spending Of Taxpayer  Dollars, This Is 'Public Information' And Obtained From The City of Hamburg Website.
"CALLED TO RISE"
Read A Critique Of  A Book Written By A Former Law Enforcement Officer Containing Disturbing Misinformation And Omits Important Facts Involving 'Officer Involved' Shootings By Police, INCLUDING The Incident In Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
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For the four years that I was a Hamburg City Council Member, I always found it 'interesting' (actually; I found it disgusting) to look back at the end of the year and see the thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars that were wasted each year by the other Hamburg City Officials. From what I witnessed and observed, it's no wonder that the City of Hamburg has, and historically has had, the HIGHEST TAX RATE IN ALL OF CARVER COUNTY !!
(SOURCE: Carver County Taxpayer Services)

While I was opposed to all of the needless, wasteful spending that I was observing take place, as a Hamburg City Council Member I was POWERLESS to do anything because of the 'makeup' of the rest of the City Council Members, their demeanor, and self-serving selfish motives and 'personal agendas'.

Sadly for Hamburg Taxpayers, I don't see any reduction of property taxes in residents' future. The reason I say that is because FIVE of the original "HAMBURG 7" City Officials STILL EXIST !!

Once again this year, I'm going FOLLOW OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS and put that information on this Website for the information of Hamburg residents and others visiting this Website.

My 'first stop' will be at City Hall. Let's see exactly just how many Hamburg Taxpayer dollars the two 'City Hall Administrative Staff'; Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer, Jeremy Gruenhagen as well as Hamburg Deputy City Clerk/Utility Billing Clerk, Tamara Bracht, are costing Hamburg taxpayers and taking out of our city each month. (Gruenhagen and Bracht both are employed by the City, yet; both of them are 'non-residents' of the City of Hamburg.)

I'll also look into some of what the city's other 'big ticket' expenses during 2015, 2016; and now in 2017; especially the TENS OF THOUSANDS of HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS associated with the Hamburg Community Hall which, at one point, Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, PERSONALLY TOLD ME, was LOSING (about) $20,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS  A YEAR !! That  just didn't make any sense to me.
THIS MAKES ABOUT AS MUCH SENSE !!
NO WONDER HAMBURG HAS THE HIGHEST TAX RATE IN ALL
OF CARVER COUNTY  !!

If ANYONE would know how many HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
are LOST EVERY YEAR
because of the Hamburg Community Hall, Gruenhagen would know; ASK him !!
(952-467-3232)

And remember; this easily verifiable information is also RECORDED; it
was discussed at City Council
meetings while I served
as an ELECTED
Hamburg City Council Member !!

I'll also 'stop at' and highlight' some other 'interesting' spending along the way by Hamburg City Officials that I think you'll
find 'intriguing'; to say the least !!

    PLEASE CHECK BACK  LATER !!
HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS PAID TO
HAMBURG DEPUTY CLERK/UTILITY BILLING CLERK
TAMARA BRACHT
Because It Involves The Spending Of Taxpayer
Dollars, This Is 'Public Information' And Was
Obtained From The City of Hamburg Website*

JANUARY 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18343            Wages 12-19-16 to 01-01-17       $   388.69
18371            Wages 01-02-17 to 01-15-17        $   585.07
2016
2015
2017
MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE SINKS to a NEW 'HIGH'  in 'LOWS' With This November 1, 2017 FRONT PAGE HEADLINE:
"Did Castile protest have Russian ties?"
GOOD GOD !! Why Not Just BLAME PRESIDENT TRUMP Directly??
COMMUNITY HALL
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.

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To learn how to properly dispose of unused drugs,
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"DAISY CAMP"
Because who wants to go to DIVORCE camp?

It Was Started As A 'One-Shot Deal. Ten Years And 1,300 Women Later,
It's Still Going Strong And  Changing Lives. Learn About A Local Woman Who Provides A 'Lifeline' To Divorcing Women In The Twin Cities.

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FEBRUARY 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18404            Wages 01-16-17 to 01-29-17        $   462.81
MARCH 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18439            Wages 02-13-17 to 02-26-17        $   359.71
18458            Wages 02-27-17 to 03-12-17        $   555.76
18462            Wages 03-13-17 to 03-26-17        $   614.85
FEBRUARY 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
INFORMATION UNAVAILABLE ON CITY WEBSITE
MARCH 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18454            Wages - March                              $ 1,762.22
APRIL 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18499            Wages 03-27-17 to 04-09-17        $   499.67
18513            Wages 04-10-17 to 04-23-17        $   531.51
APRIL 2017 CLAIMS LIST
*Amounts Shown Below Are NET Amounts Received; Not GROSS Amounts Paid
CHECK #  DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
18500            Wages - April                              $ 1,762.22
18514            Wages - April                              $ 1,762.21
HERE'S SOMETHING YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW .........

While serving my four year term on the Hamburg City Council (2013-2016), Councilmember Chris Lund (now Hamburg Mayor Chris Lund) wanted the City to spend/donate thousands of Taxpayer dollars so the City could get involved with the 'renting out' of an inflatable 'Bouncy/House'. That made no sense to me and the (contract) City Attorney AGREED with me !! Here's the response that Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen received from the (contract) City Attorney:

"Jeremy, I had a chance to review Council Member Odom’s email regarding the inflatable jumping house.  From a conservative legal standpoint, my advice to the City of Hamburg pretty much echoes the concerns set forth by Mr. Odoms.  I have heard some horror stories about how use of these types of inflatable's can result in injuries and lawsuits."

Citing liability to the City as well as a number of other factors, I, fortunately, was able to dissuade the City from getting involved in this ridiculous idea. And, I was right to do so.

To See Why I was Right, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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Everybody Sue !!
MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE SUES
GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON
(At TAXPAYER EXPENSE)
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DAYTON LOSES; FILES APPEAL
(At TAXPAYER EXPENSE)
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Regardless Of Whether Dayton or
The Legislature Wins,
ALL MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS LOSE !!
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We've All HEARD  About GOVERNMENT TRANSPARANCY But REALLY, What Is It ??

Openness, accountability, and honesty define government transparency. In a free society, transparency is government's obligation to share information with citizens. It is at
the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable.
Governments exist to serve the people.
To See The Response That I Received When I Requested Information From The City Of Hamburg, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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As a tribute to him as a result of his untimely death on November 14, 2016, on this upcoming week's broadcast of THE DELTA SHOW on www.247polkaheaven.com, I'll be featuring the music of legendary band leader Walt Procanyn of  WALT PROCANYN'S POLKA AND BIG BAND ORCHESTRA who lived in New York City. About a year before his passing, I had the rare opportunity (and pleasure) to have him as a guest on my Internet Show. Because my weekly Internet Shows are limited to one hour, I am unable to air my interview with him, in its entirety, on THE DELTA SHOW heard four times a week on www.247polkaheaven.com. HOWEVER, because programs heard via my Website have no time constraints, you'll be able to hear my entire, EXPANDED INTERNET SHOW along with much of Walt's Music. To hear this 'Extended Edition' of THE DELTA SHOW, please click on the audio control shown below.
(Uninterrupted Religious Music Replaces Normal Programming On Sundays.)
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E-mail received 11-16-17: Thanks for the update, Dick.  Walt brought the big band sounds to polka, and wasn’t afraid to spend money to get a quality product, recording sessions at Tony Bennett’s studios with some very good session musicians.  Good for you for keeping his legacy alive! Take care, Dick, and have a great day!
TOPIC OF THE DAY
Security Lighting

'Security Lighting' is called that for a reason. At night when Old Sol sets in the western sky, virtually all of us rely on some sort of 'security lighting' to make our homes, yards, driveways, etc., safer. That's even why we have streetlights.To be 'cost effective, 'Security Lighting' is designed to automatically turn on at night and turn off during the day.
Having security lights that  automatically turn off during the day, saves Taxpayer dollars !! I can't even begin to remember how long I've seen this light at the City Hall building on during the day; years; for sure !! I sure think that anybody showing up for work there everyday would notice it being on when it should be off.
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'Click' on the thumbnail picture to the right to see a nighttime photo of the flagpole light at Bi-Centennial Park.

It is my understanding that it was converted to LED's to 'save money'. It hasn't been on FOR MONTHS during the night so it's saving Hamburg Taxpayers 'lots of money'.

But, how much did Hamburg Taxpayers pay to have this light, that's never on, converted to LED's ??

Equally important, tho; is WHY ??