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SENTINEL TRIBUNE On cord # Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Pagi ASK A TROOPER By Sgt. Kathy Pederson MN State Patrol Trooper Kathy: My kids want me to buy them one of those new motor- ized scooters. They don't have a license yet, so is it legal for them to drive one? The answer to this is no. Minnesota law enforcement and the general public cur- rently have many questions related to the increased use of motorized bicycles, scoot- ers, and electric-assisted bicycles. The following information is a brief overview of current state law on the subject of motor- ized bicycles. For more reg- ulations, consult state statutes and rules. To legally operate a motorized bicycle or electric- assisted bicycle the operator must be licensed, the motor- ized bicycle/electric-assisted bicycle must be registered in one of he following defini- tions and meet the required safety equipment. If the operator or the motorized bicycle/electric-assisted bicy- cle does not meet all require- ments, they will not be legal for street/highway use (including the sidewalk). A Go-ped or motorized Scooter (electric or piston driven). It is currently NOT legal for street/highway or sidewalk use. It is limited to private property operation only. DEFINITIONS To qualify as a motor- ized bicycle under state law they need to have: Motor of a piston displacement capac- ity of 50 cubic centimeters or less; maximum of two brake horsepower; maximum speed of not more than 30 mph on a flat surface; fully operable pedals for human propulsion are not required, but may be a part of the machine. To qualify as an electric- assisted bicycle under sate law they need to have: a seat and fully operable ped- als for human propulsion; meet federal motor vehicle safety standards; have an electric motor that has a power output of not more than 1,000 watts; maximum speed of not more than 20 mph (electric motor and human power combined); disengages or ceases to func- tion when the vehicle's brakes are applied; two or three wheels. DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: To operate a motor- ized/electric-assisted bicycle on the streets or highways a person must: have a valid driver's license or a motor- ized bicycle permit. A person under the age of 16 operating a motor- ized]electric-assisted bicycle under a motorized bicycle )ermit is subject to the fol- lowing restrictions: No pas- sengers (a parent or guardian may ride if the motorized electric/assisted bicycle is equipped with a seat and footrests for a pas- senger); no night driving; no driving on any highway marked as an interstate; must wear a helmet; footrests for passengers (if designed for passenger(s) REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Headlight and taillight (headlight must be on at all times when operated on streets or highways); at least one rear view mirror; helmet use required of any operator or passenger of a motorized bicycle if under the age of 18; helmet use required for any operator of an electric- assisted bicycle regardless of age and any passenger under the age of 18; must have a permanent seat (no passenger(s) unless designed to accommodate passenger(s); eye protection is required by the operator (not required for electric- assisted bicycles); direction- al signals if operated at night; working horn; work- ing brake. INSURANCE REQUIRE- MENTS A motorized bicycle would need the same cover- age as a motorcycle would in this state. An electric-assist- ed bicycle would NOT need coverage. DRMNG RULES Operators are subject to driving rules and equipment requirements (if applicable) when operated on the public streets or highways (which includes the main traveled portion of the road, shoulder and sidewalk). This means that an operator could be cited for speeding, failure to signal, unsafe change of course, driving on the side- walk, DWI (this would apply to anywhere in the state and not just the streets/high- ways), and all other driving rules contained within state law that would apply. They may also not ride more than two abreast and may not impede the normal and rea- sonable movement of traffic. On a laned roadway, they must operate within a single lane. The operator of a motor- ized bicycle must ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway with several exceptions (may not operate on the shoulder of the road- way). The operator of an elec- tric-assisted bicycle may operate on the shoulder of a roadway if the electric- assisted bicycle is traveling in the same direction as the adjacent vehicular traffic. If you have any questions regarding traffic safety and or traffic law please write Sgt. Kathy Pederson at MN State Patrol, 1800 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258. Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events which involve law enforce- ment. OBITL/00,RIES Robert Kaehler Funeral services were held on Friday May 28, 2004, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls, MN. Interment was in Crestlawn Memorial Garden. Robert Kaehler, age 89 of Redwood Falls, formerly of Walnut Grove, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004. Robert Kaehler was born May 7, 1915 in Sanborn, MN to William and Carolina (Herbst) Kaehler. On September 24, 1940 Robert was united in marriage to Oradell Herder at Johnsonville Church. Together the couple farmed near Walnut Grove and Benson for several years. Robert worked as a barber in Walnut Grove until 1961. They then moved to Novato, CA, where they resided for a year and a half before moving to Redwood Falls. Robert continued working as a barber in Redwood Falls until his retirement. Robert enjoyed camping, fish- ing and woodworking. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Oradell of 63 years; children: Darlo (Bonnie) of Sullivan Lake, MN; Armon (Sandra) Paynesville, MN; Gaylen (Shirley) Crosslake, MN; Lynette (Steve) Lothert of Morton, MN; twelve grand- children; twenty great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter- in-law Kathy, seven brothers and two sisters. LaVerne K. Nelson Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Reverend Glenn L. Monson officiating for LaVerne K. Nelson of Austin, MN. An additional service was held at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook, with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson and the Rev. Roy Williams officiating. Interment was at the Westbrook City Cemetery in Westbrook, MN. LaVerne, age 84, died Thursda); May 24 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Casket Bearers were Kyle Nelson, Matt Nelson, Mark Nerhus, Paul Amundson, Tom Lundberg, Ron Knudson. Honorary Bearers were Adam Jensen, Curt Ratzlaff, Dr. Scott Staples, Craig Hoffman. Laverne was born May 5, 1920 in Rockford, IL to Henning and Blanche (Strom) Nelson. In January of 1925 the family moved to Storden, MN where LaVerne attended school. He later earned his G.E.C. certificate. LaVerne was baptized September 3, 1929 and was confirmed on June 30, 1935 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden. He and Pansyler were married January 29th, 1941 at Faith Lt/theran Church in Westbrook, MN. LaVerne found work at-Rockford, IL and moved there to begin his job and find living quarters. Pansy moved to Rockford in March of 1941. It was evi- dent that LaVerne would be drafted, so they moved back to Minnesota. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. He served as .an apprentice meat cutter and in 1953 he and Pansy bought the Red Owl store at Westbrook. In 1965 LaVerne accept- ed a position with the State of Minnesota as a food and meat inspector from which he retired in 1990. He and Pansy did extensive traveling in Europe, South America, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and the United States. They also took many cruises. LaVerne is survived by his wife Pansy Nelson of Austin, MN; daughters Sanjia (Herbert) Restorff of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Connie (James) Redding of Marco Island, FL; Jill (Thomas) Lundberg of Rochester, MN; son James (Ivah) Nelson of Owatonna, MN; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; aunt, Lillian Holme of Rockford, IL; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wilbert, Willard and Burdette; sis- ters Marilyn and Violet. I CLASSIFIED I i ADS I SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS I Notice to Walnut Grove area subscribers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... Ioson' Mereantile 507-859-2600 next tO the Walnut Grove Post Office. Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. . Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. convenience we have added a toll- iree number at our / Westbrook Office 1.800-410-1859 it you have questions or would like to place n ad or order please call the above Dr. J. R. Klaassen 1450 N. Hwy. 60 & 71 Windom, MN. EMERGENCIES HANDLED IMMEDIATELY Frigidaire Americas Premium Quality Appliances ON SALE AT Klasse Sales & Service Westbrook, M.. 50%274-6166 Adelia Anne Prew Funeral Services were held for Adelia Prew Saturday, May 29, 2004 at English Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove, MN. Officiant was Rev. Bonnie Lomen, pianist was Nancy Harnack and special music by Adeline Scharfe family. Casket bear- ers were grandchildren Scott Anderson, Thomas Prew, Lori Matthies, Cynthia Hennen, Todd Anderson, Daniel Prew, Christopher Prew. Burial was in Adelia Prew of Albert Lea, formerly of Walnut May 25, 2004 at Thorne Crest North in Albert Lea age of 101. Adelia Anne Prew was born June 27, 1902, in Township, Redwood County, MN to Fred (Burmeister) Radtke. She was baptized at Church in Johnsonville Township As a small ily moved to New UIm. She was confirmed at Lutheran Church in New UIm and attended New UIm Schools. She then attended Teachers Normal On February 5, 1928, Adelia was united in Oswald Prew. They farmed in Johnsonviile retirement. After retirement they moved to Villard MN. Her husband Oswald died on June Adelia continued to live on Lake Amelia until 1981 moved to Albert Lea where she has lived since. enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, and cooking. She ' remembered mostly for her apple pies. She is survived by her children; Duane (Pauline) St. Paul, and Alyce (Allan) Anderson of Albert grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dean Lawrence Dean Lawrence Boyington was born June 20, Ella Boyington in Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran attended Mounds View Public Schools, Mounds View High School in 1982. In 1983 ed in the U.S. Army and trained in Alabama. military service, Dean returned to the and worked as an automotive mechanic for Salvage Yard. On June 16, 1987 Dean married Mary Beth Trinity Lutheran Church in Anoka, MN and their home in Minneapolis, MN. Over the lived in several suburbs of the Twin Cities Dean moved to Walnut Grove, MN. Dean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Walnut Grove, MN. He enjoyed working on motorcycles, putting together model cars, ing, visiting with friends and loved to pull On Tuesday, May 25, 2004, Dean died at Medical Center in Tracy, MN at the age of 39. Dean is survived by one son, Dean Jr. of one step-son, Joseph Vossberg of Walnut Grove, one uncle, George Boyington of Cashton, WI. . His grandparents and mother, Ella preceded death. Births Nora .... Elizabeth Hemingson Angie and Hemingson announce Great Chris and Verona Storden and Alice of Westbrook. Jerry Allyson the Irene birth of their daughter, Nora Elizabeth, born May 16, Stephanieand 2004 at the Windom of Verona, WI Hospital, weighing in at 9 birth of Allyson on lbs., 10 oz., and 20-1/2 inch- 2004. She is es long. by Kaitlyn Grandparents are Gary Grandparents are and Wanda Lee Einertson, and Stephen Westbrook, and Jim and Westbrook and Diane Hemingson of Marie Barth of Siot Sanborn. SD. Livestock mortality com workshops set for two The management of ani- mal mortalities is an impor- tant aspect of livestock farm- ing. Even the best livestock farmers lose some of their animals each year. Traditional disposal methods are becoming less practical due to availability, high costs and biosecurity concerns. Because composting is low cost, environmentally sound, biosecure and virtually odor free, it is becoming a more widely used method of mor- tality disposal. Minnesota Board of Animal Health regulations allow composting of poultry, swine, sheep and goats with- out a permit. Cattle can be composted after obtaining a permit. Successful composting, like all aspects of a farming. operation, requires a com- mitment to management. To assist livestock producers who have an interest in ani- mal mortality composting, the Pork Checkoff, and the MN Pork Board and the U of M will host two workshops in June. The workshops will be June 16 at the U of M Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca and June 23 at the Valley Inn in Eden Valley. Both workshops begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., and will include tours of working mortality compost sites. Waseca tour partici- pants will view a swine mor- tality composting the Eden Valley tour ture a turkey site. The workshoPS but strongly assure als lunch seating. To please call the Pork Board at I' 7675 or email When your must include nam e dees, telephone address and site plan to attend. tion deadline for the workshop is June 14 registration Eden Valley June 21. The agenda for the lows: 11:30 a.m., tion and noon p.m., MN Board Health posal options, and how various options kill p.m., description ty compesting posting scie testimonials; 2 design, sizing, and economics; management, moisture keeping, disposal, and site