Mr. Paul Koehmstedt was a former mayor of Minto ND and was very
community minded with a love for heritage. Paul Koehmstedt past
away on January 8th 2005. His bequest was to provide the capital
needed for 75 percent of a community center in Minto ND, if the
community would support the other 25 percent. It is our goal to
provide the 25 percent asked for to complete the project. During
our public meeting explaining in detail his generous gift to the
community a comment was made from the floor. “If someone
who worked his whole life is willing to give it to the community,
we the community have a obligation to come up with the 25 percent
and be proud to do so”.
and Goals: To bring all the organizations under one roof.
Provide a facility for Wedding Dances, Anniversary parties, Graduations,
Rummage sales, Meetings, Elections, Shows, Polka Fests, Festivals,
and Club benefits.
Programs: The Minto community Center will be a non-profit
and Finance committee:
Brad Narloch is a Farmer, Trust officer and personal Rep of Paul
Jerry Misialek is owner of Minto Electric.
Ellen Misialek is an office manager at Harriston Industries.
Ron Ophaug is the President of The Bank of Minto.
John Gudajtes is a Farmer.
Chris Misialek is the owner of Harvey Avenue Saloon.
- To provide
a handicapped accessible center for all organizations and
functions for the future.
- A public
meeting for input was held. Also several meetings were held
with each organization to assess the needs of each.
To provide a facility for, Wedding Dances, Anniversary parties,
Graduations, Rummage sales, Meetings, Elections, Shows, Polka
Fests, Festivals, and Club benefits. Also to further local
our Goals: Strong capital commitment level from individuals
and organizations. A user fee listing will be implemented
for the use of the facility.
activities: A portion of the 25 percent matching capital needed
for the three-phase community center project.
out activities: The building and Finance committee will carry
out the construction and the operations of the center.
the Community: Having all the organizations under one roof
will eliminate building maintenance and monthly operating
cost. Minto has a legion building and a seniors building,
which are costly to heat and are in need for a lot of maintenance.
These buildings and its monthly cost will be eliminated. We
will be hiring a Janitor and an Activities director, which
will provide jobs.
Term funding: The center has capital commitment for individual
dedicated rooms within the center. These dedicated rooms will
provide a secure space for there stuff. The city of Minto
will also lease an office area.
funds: Otto Bremer and Ottertail Power.
for success: We are promoting our community to utilize our local
Merchants and provide economic development for our future.
- Measure changes:
Our building and finance committee will continue to have
meetings with the public for input.