The Following "Disclaimers & Legaleeze" Apply To ALL Webpages (Past, Present & Future) Of This Website !!
COPYRIGHT 2018 - RICHARD ODOMS
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.
As Reported By The Folks At National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service
Click On The Links Listed Below To See Current River Levels At The Locations Listed
COPYRIGHT 2018 RICHARD ODOMS
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.
AROUND DELTAVILLE U.S.A. COURTESY OF MY PERSONAL WEATHER STATION MOUNTED HIGH ATOP THE TC&W RAILROAD SIGN ON SOUTH JACOB STREET
To Have A Link To YOUR Website Listed Here, Please Send Your Request & Information To Me At email@example.com
Please Continue To Send Me Your Comments About This Website, And Its Content !!
THANKS To EVERYONE That Has Voiced Your 'Support' For Me, My Website And
For What My Website & I Represent !! THANK YOU !!
Thoughts & Comments !!
"Love the Website. It's incredible."
"Looked at some of your life time; Great job. You looked like a person that did his job well. We need good people like that; keep it up and GOD BLESS."
"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?" 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 !!)
"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."
Copyright 2018 Richard Odoms - 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.
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.
13950 Highway 5
Young America, MN 55397
8:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30AM till 2:00 PM.
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.)
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 ??
TOTAL ACCUMULATED COMBINED WEBSITE 'HITS'
And The 'Hits' Just Keep On Coming .........
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.
HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S
COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING
CONSIDERED A NATIONAL MODEL
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.
But NOTHINGIn My Impressive And Stellar 18+ Year Law Enforcement Career Would
Prepare Me For What I Saw, Heard And Experienced During My 'Eye-Opening'
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.”
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.
Firefly's locations are conveniently located throughout the Twin Cities. Plus, bank anytime, anywhere through Online Banking and Mobile Banking.
THIS SIGN WELCOMES VISITORS TO COLOGNE AS
THEY ENTER THE CITY ON U.S. HIGHWAY 212
FROM EITHER DIRECTION !!
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 !!
COPYRIGHT 2018 RICHARD ODOMS
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.
Please Scroll Down This Webpage To See Local Community Events
To The Very Popular, Interesting And Informative
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
"We have just received a notification regarding your tax filing from the headquarters, which will get expired in next 24 working hours. And once it get expired after that, you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are 4 serious allegation pressed on your name at this moment. We would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you. The number to reach us is 763-290-2315. I repeat 763-290-2315. Thank you."
"Division of IRS the matter at hand is extremely time sensitive and urgent as after all of it. We found that there was a fraud and misconduct on your tax, which you are hiding from the federal government. This needs to be rectified immediately. So do return the call as soon as you receive the message. The number is 202-734-6162. I repeat. Again, 202-734-6162. Thank you."
If you receive texts, e-mails or voicemail messages similar to those shown above like I have (about SIX of them), forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The program that you are listening to while viewing this Website is my interview recorded February 10, 2018 with former Shakopee resident & talented entertainer Jonny Bird Who is 'taking his show' to Las Vegas.
Please Use The Audio Control Below. To Listen
To Other Audio Selections On This Website,
Please Ensure That This Audio Control
Below Is 'Paused' Or Stopped.
(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
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
Something On This Website Was Recently Added, Deleted Or Changed On July 15, 2018
Listen To My
With Close Friend, Former Fellow Security Officer And
NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER JOE CONTESSA
Recorded IN HAMBURG On May 1, 2018 ONLY AVAILABLE At
"I hadn’t seen it in a while, you’ve put a lot of work into making such a great web site!"
"Thanks for the effort you put into your show, and into keeping your website up-to-date!"
"I turned on 24 hr Polka Heaven this AM and heard your program honoring Indepence. demce. When I tuned you in, you were playing how Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. It was very touching and made
me cry. Can you tell me who made it? I would love to get it for my grandchildren so they can
understand what and who makes our country great."
"It was touching. I'm not surprised you're getting emails about it. Good Job."
"You are the greatest, Delta Dick!"
"Love your show. I will be listen to you on 24/7 PolkaHeaven. "
While Serving As A Member Of The HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL (2013-2016), I Also Received Numerous E-mails Of Support. To Read Some Of The Comments
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're 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 know, and after what I've witnessed and experienced, first-hand, taking place in the City of Hamburg involving its City Officials and the Sheriff's Department doing nothing about the reports I made and documents submitted to him, it should come as no surprise to anyone that current two term Carver County Sheriff James Olson has announced he will not seek re-election at the end of this year when his term expires.
HERE'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE POSITIVE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN CITIZENS BAND TOGETHER
AND DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FROM THEIR CITY'S ELECTED OFFICIALS !!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONStoVictoria Minnesota citizens Ken Goulart, Larry Gubbe, Mayor Tom Funk, Alan Kildow, Sonya Braunschweig and a handful of othersfor the risks taken and personal $$ and time invested in order to unveil and expose the secret dealings of Victoria’s city Government prior to Mayor Funk’s election in 2016. On June 14 theMinnesota Society of Professional Journalists will recognize those who fight for First Amendment rights with the chapter’s Peter S. Popovich Award. (PLEASE CLICK HERE.) And PLEASE CLICK HERE To Visit Their Facebook Page For Even More Related Interesting Information And Videos From Their City Council Meetings.
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.
Because of the shootings of employees at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland
on June 28, 2018, United States President Donald Trump issued the following Proclamation on
July 3, 2018 approximately 9:00AM:
"I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and
until sunset ......."
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR 0.4/10THS OF AN ACRE OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY ?
Son Of Current Hamburg City Council Member Is Proposing That CITY TAXPAYERS Buy The Property From Him For $150,000.00 !!
In a letter sent to the (contract) Hamburg City Attorney's Office (Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin in Waconia) dated July 10, 2018: "My client proposes to sell that parcel to the City for a one-time payment of $150,000.00."
The letter goes on to state,"Accordingly, if we cannot reach a satisfactory resolution of this matter with the City of Hamburg by August 4, 2018, we will have no choice but to commence a lawsuit against the City of Hamburg for inverse condemnation, pursuant to which we will seek reimbursement of attorney's fees and other litigation costs, as well as my client's "just compensation" for the uncompensated taking."
Other conditions apply, as well. I'm in the process of getting the letter posted on this Website for all to see; PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER. Thanks !!
FACT is STRANGER Than FICTION And It Could ONLY HAPPEN IN HAMBURG !!
0.4/10THS OF AN ACRE OF PROPERTY IN HAMBURG FOR $150,000.00 ??
Folks;You GOTTA READ About This; PLEASE SCROLL DOWN !!