Buhl Public Library

Buhl Public Library




Cornerstone Villa's 5th Annual Car Show Fundraiser, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. Raffles! Fun! Also includes food: $6.00 for pulled pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw, chips, pop and ice cream.


July 2010

Workshop : Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Buhl Public Library For ages 12 thru 18 Cameras Provided Space Limited Sign—up NOW!!

Contest: July 19 through August 6 (Buhl Public Library) Buhl Winners will be submitted to: Arrowhead Library System Regional Contest

Contact the Buhl Public Library for more information!!
This workshop is funded in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Warm greetings from everyone here at cornerstone villa! It’s hard to believe that summer is already here. Time to get the gardens planted and get out and enjoy the weather!
We would like to say thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1757 for coming to dye Easter eggs with our residents. A good time was had by all! It’s always so much fun having the youth in the community here for a visit.
We would also like to thank the Buhl Honor Guard for remembering our veterans on Memorial Day with flowers and flags. Thank you so much for your dedication and service.
On June 18th we celebrated Father’s day with our annual fish fry for all the male residents and their families.
Don’t forget our annual car show is just around the corner. We will be having it on August 18th here at Cornerstone Villa. Mark your calendars and stop by to look at the vintage cars. There will also be great food, music, and lots of raffles and prizes! Look for more information in upcoming mailings.
We hope everyone has a safe and a wonderful summer!

An official American Flag Retirement Ceremony is conducted with a script and precise directions for cutting and burning the flag. Only flags that are in disrepair through wear or damage shall be retired.
This respected ceremony will be performed at Burton Park on Wednesday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m. The ceremony will be conducted by Cub Scout Pack 16 and Tapio Maki. The narrator will be Mayor Craig Pulford with special guests Bob Wiirre and Leo Maki. Colors will be presented by the Buhl Honor Guard. The public is invited to bring any American Flag that is ready to be retired to this ceremony. As this is an outdoor event at our park, we suggest you bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The ceremony should last approximately 45 minutes.
Punch and bars will be served in the pavilion after the ceremony.
This event is sponsored by Buhl Parks and Recreation

RENEW VBS GROW IN FAITH CHANGE THE WORLD HAVE FUN June 28, 29, 30, & July 1 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon Buhl Public Library Clubrooms Come and Enjoy—Any Day—All Children Welcome!


We had a fun first week for Summer Rec. We tie dyed t-shirts on Monday and Tuesday and ended our week by planting our very own flower garden at the skating shack. We had a really good time and want to encourage all the kids to stop by and participate in some or all of our events and games.
The week of June 20th we were busy at the curling Club working on our kids’ float for the Kinney Parade on Saturday, June 26. Then the last week of June we will be celebrating Independence week through Thursday between the skating shack and the playground from 10 to 1:00 p.m. Then there is an official Flag Retirement Ceremony at Burton Park on June 30th at 8:00 p.m. This will be an exciting week and hope you have time to participate.
We have our Kiddie Parade on Monday, July 5, at 9 a.m., ending with games in the park. Ice Cream courtesy of the Buhl Volunteer Fire Department.
We have Retro Week coming up where we’ll be playing badminton, bocce ball, croquet, hula hoop, and lawn darts. The we have Kite week where we will be assembling kites and flying them in the park.
That’s just a part of what we have going on. Hope to see you ...

Burton Park could use some trees!
Help our Park. Burton Park has lost many trees over the past few years. Help with tree replacement by donating trees for the park. The City has already been given two red maples and could really use more. For more information call the city at 258-3226. Thanks.

The City of Buhl, with the cooperation of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department vigorously upholds the Blight Ordinance. The Blight Ordinance includes, but is not limited to:
Any unused machinery, debris including non-licensed vehicles.
All grass and weeds over 12 inches long must be cut.
No owner or occupant shall allow snow, ice, dirt or rubbish to remain on the sidewalk longer than 24 hours after its deposit thereon.
These are only a few of the areas that are considered blight. Failure to comply with the blight Ordinance may result in a misdemeanor citation. If you have any questions or need further information please contact City Hall at 258-3226 or the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office at 258-3353 and speak with Deputy Kick.

The city of Buhl contracts with a building inspector and all new construction, additions, roofs, alterations, decks, fences, etc. require a building permit.
Building permits may be obtained at City Hall during the Office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The City of Buhl contracts with the Mesabi Humane society for animal control. If you have animal complaints please call 741-7425. Hours of operation are 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12::00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

PWSID: 1690006

CITY OF BUHL 2009 Drinking Water Report

The City of Buhl is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2009. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.
Source of Water

The City of Buhl provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: a 598-foot-deep well that draws water from the Biwabik Iron-Formation aquifer.

The water provided to customers may meet drinking water standards, but the Minnesota Department of Health has also made a determination as to how vulnerable the source of water may be to future contamination incidents. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 (and press 5) during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.

Call 218-258-3226 if you have questions about the City of Buhl drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.

Results of Monitoring

No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled in 2009. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)

Key to abbreviations:
MCLG-Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCL-Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
AL-Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.
90th Percentile Level-This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.
pCi/l-PicoCuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity).
Ppm-Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).
Ppb-Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (µg/l).
nd-No Detection
N/A-Not Applicable (does not apply).

(units) MCLG MCL Level Found Typical Source
Range Average Contaminant
(2009) /Result*

Fluoride 4 4 Nd-1.3 1.23 State of Minnesota
requires all municipal
water systems
to add fluoride to the
drinking water to
promote strong teeth;
Erosion of natural
deposits; Discharge
from fertilizer and
aluminum factories.
Nitrate (as
Nitrogen) (ppm) 10 10 .09-.41 .41 Runoff from
fertilizer use;
Leaching from
septic tanks,
sewage, Erosion
natural deposits.

Radon (pCi/1) (12/05/2005) N/A 87 Erosion of
natural deposits
*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year.

Radon is a radioactive gas which is naturally occurring in some groundwater. It poses a lung cancer risk when gas is released from water into air (as occurs during showering, bathing, or washing dishes or clothes) and a stomach cancer risk when it is ingested. Because radon in indoor air poses a much greater health risk than radon in drinking water, an Alternative Maximum Contaminant Level (AMCL) of 4,000 picoCuries per liter may apply in states that have adopted an Indoor Air Program, which compels citizens, homeowners, schools, and communities to reduce the radon threat from indoor air. For states without such a program, the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 300 pCi/l may apply. Minnesota plans to adopt an Indoor Air Program once the Radon Rule is finalized.

(units) MCLG AL 90% Level # sites Typical
Over AL Source of
Copper (ppm)
N/A 1.3 .14 0 out of 10 Corrosion of
Plumbing systems;
Erosion of
Natural deposits.
Lead (ppb)
08/22/2008 N/A 15 3 0 out of 10 Corrosion of
Plumbing systems;
Erosion of
Natural deposits
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Buhl is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Some contaminants do not have Maximum Contaminant Levels established for them. These unregulated contaminants are assessed using state standards known as health risk limits to determine if they pose a threat to human health. If unacceptable levels of an unregulated contaminant are found, the response is the same as if an MCL has been exceeded; the water system must inform its customers and take other corrective actions. In the table that follows are the unregulated contaminants that were detected:

Contaminant (units) Level Found Typical
Range (2009) Average/ Source
Result Contaminant
Sodium (ppm) N/A 8.2 Erosion of natural
Sulfate (ppm) N/A 32.4 Erosion of natural

Compliance with National Drinking Water Regulations
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
1. Microbial contaminants , such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
2. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
3. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
4. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
5. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Hotline at 1-800-426-4791

The Consumer Confidence Report is not being directly mailed to all customers. A copy of this report is available upon request by contacting Buhl City Hall at 1-218-258-3226.

In order to vote in the Buhl 2010 elections, you must be registered to vote. I you previously were a registered voter you must re-register if:
Your physical address has changed
Your name has changed
If you ARE NOT a registered voter, you must register to vote. To be eligible to vote, you must be:
18 years of age or older
A United States citizen
A resident of Minnesota for 20 days prior to August 10, 2010
Felony sentences have been completed
Not under a court ordered guardianship, which has revoked your right to vote
The last day to pre-register is July 20, 2010.

THE PRIMARY ELECTION will be held on august 10, 2010
ABSENTEE BALLOTS are available at City Hall:
Beginning Friday, June 25, 2010
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Saturday, August 7, 2010
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Final Date
Monday, August 9, 2010
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Story Time @ Your Library Wednesdays 10 a.m.
From July 7 thru August 11

Buhl Public Library

Call 258-3391 for more information

Parish nurses can serve as transitional coaches, assisting individuals to transition back to their home environment especially if there is a limited support system.
Primary parish nurse practice roles:
Assess general physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individual as well as availability of support system and resources
Physical assessment includes checking vital signs, incision, observing for complications.
Assess effectiveness of medications, especially pain medications, and need for additional medications such as stool softeners
Assess safety in the home, ability to do to do activities of daily living
Assess knowledge related to discharge instructions including medications, use of equipment, follow-up appointments, treatment side effects, complications to watch for, action in the event of an emergency
Assist with obtaining medication organizer/dispenser as necessary
Assist with obtaining emergency call system as necessary
Arrange for assistance with ADLs, meals, transportation to appointments, etc.
Advocate for patient’s desired plan of care. Contact physician as requested by patient
Provide emotional and spiritual support. Incorporate meditation and relaxation techniques
Provide health teaching and counseling related to diagnosis
Refer to resources in the health care system, faith community, and community as necessary
Do follow up visits to evaluate outcomes when requested.
It is important to remember that the Parish Nurse cannot do “Hands on Nursing” care. She is only to observe and refer. She can take blood pressures and take temperatures. The Physician must be contacted for orders for any changes in orders etc.
GG Walker, RN - Parish Nurse
First Lutheran Church, Buhl

Buhl Annual Community Picnic July 25, 2010 12 Noon Burton Park Food, Fun & Games Everyone Welcome!

Buhl Public Library Summer Hours Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday—11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday—11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


June 22, 2010 & July 2010

These Three pix are from July newsletter. I could not get them in!!!

Wednesdays 10 a.m. from July 7 through August 11 at the Buhl Public Library. Call 258-3391 for more information.