DELAYING, REFUSING, Or DISSUADINGCitizensFrom Obtaining Copies Of,
Or Access To, PUBLIC DOCUMENTSAnd/OrPUBLIC INFORMATION.
BERATING, HUMILIATING, EMBARRASSING, CONSPIRINGOr
COERCINGEmployees With The Intent ToFORCEHim/Her ToRESIGN, QUIT,
SACRIFICE, CONCEDE, FORFEIT Or Otherwise WITHDRAW
From Their POSITIONOrEMPLOYMENT.
DELAYINGOr REFUSING COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENTOf
WRITTEN LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, REGULATIONS
Or VERBAL COMMANDSIn ATIMELYManner.
REFUSING TO NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT When ANYCRIMINAL
ACT Or ACTS Take Place Against The CITY, It's EMPLOYEES Or ANY CITY PROPERTY, Because Of The IDENTITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL(S)
SUSPECTED; Such As TOOK PLACE When It Was DISCOVERED That The
CITY'S FIRE TRUCKS WERE BEING SABOTAGED !!
In Addition To SLOWING DOWN RESPONSE TIMES, That Also
POSES A SEVERE RISKTo TheLIVES & SAFETYOfHAMBURG'S FIREFIGHTERS !!
Comments Made By Three Term Carver County Sheriff 'Bud' Olson During One Of His Many Appearances As
A Guest On My Internet Show !!
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 nd also 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 before because of the polarization 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 is 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 can not sustain. Something has to give ......
Here Are A Couple OfEXCERPTSFrom A Letter That I Received
WHILE I WAS A HAMBURG CITY COUNCILMEMBER
MARSHALL H. TANICK, ATTORNEY AT LAW
A Top Rated Employment & Labor Law Attorney,
An Author, As Well As A Lecturer:
"WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MINNESOTA SUNSHINE LAWS".
"CLOSING PUBLIC MEETINGS, AS THE CITY HAS DONE AND CONTINUES TO DO, MAY CONTRIBUTE TO A COVER-UP OF WRONGDOING AND CONSTITUTES A GRIEVOUS VIOLATION OF THE 'SUNSHINE' LAWS."
"THE RESIDENTS OF HAMBURG, AS TAXPAYERS, HAVE A RIGHT TO HEAR ABOUT THESE CONCERNS. YOUR WEBSITE IS AN APPROPRIATE MEANS OF PROVIDING INFORMATION TO HAMBURG CITY RESIDENTS ABOUT WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THEIR CITY, HOW THEIR TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT AND WHAT CITY OFFICIALS ARE DOING."
May 31, 2023
Ms. Kelly C. Dohm
'Contract' Hamburg City Attorney
City of Hamburg
181 Broadway Street
P.O. Box 248
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
RE: 'Three Ring Binder'
Dear Ms. Dohm:
I have ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE of ANY 'three ring binder' that you reference in your May 31, 2023 letter. I have NO IDEA of that which you
speak; to the very best of my knowledge, NO SUCH ITEM EXISTS !!
Further, based on the principle of the "CLEAN HANDS" Doctrine, as CLEARLY SUBSTANTIATED by the information contained on my Webpage, www.THEDELTASHOW.com/HAMBURGSURVEY.html; you are hereby advised that your communication dated May 31, 2023, as well as ANY and ALL future similar FABRICATED, FRIVOLOUS and INCONSEQUENTIAL correspondence on behalf of the City of Hamburg; constitute
HARASSMENT, IMPINGEMENTS on, and VIOLATIONS of, my RIGHT TOFREEDOM OFEXPRESSION and my RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH, as guaranteed in the FIRST AMMENDMENT of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, and will be dealt with appropriately and accordingly.
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ is ABSOLUTELY WRONG for not calling a 'Special' Session' of the Minnesota Legislature to RESOLVE the VERY VALID ISSUES & CONCERNS raised by POLICE & SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS in Minnesota regarding the new, 'nebulous law' that severely limits/restricts SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS in the performance of their duties.
MINNESOTA POLICE CHIEFS and COUNTY SHERIFF'S are JUSTIFIED in 'pulling' their well trained and professional SRO's from schools in Minnesota.
It's time for GOVERNOR WALZ, the other elected PUBLIC OFFICIALS 'in St. Paul' and MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON, you rememberHIM; the guy thatDECLARED HIS SUPPORT FOR A MINNEAPOLIS BALLOT MEASURE THAT WOULD 'DISMANTLE AND DEFUND' THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT,('CLICK' HERE), to RECOGNIZE, and ACKNOWLEDGE that MINNESOTA POLICE CHIEFS and SHERIFF'S, and their PROFESSIONAL andDEDICATED POLICE OFFICERS and DEPUTIES working with School Administrators, are BETTER TRAINED, MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE and BETTER EQUIPPED, than 'politicians'; to make the decisions of how to deal with incidents involving students or other individuals, that pose a threat, of ANY kind, to themselves, other STUDENTS, TEACHERS, other SCHOOL STAFF, and SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, themselves !!
Because someone is a former school teacher who happens to be the state's Governor, or is an attorney and happens to 'work for the state', that DOES NOT QUALIFY THEM to 'dictate' how Law Enforcement Officers can/should do their job !
Until the new 'nebulous law' is changed, ANY type of VIOLENCE, DISTURBANCE, DISRUPTION or INJURY in ANY Minnesota school, is SQUARELY 'ON THE HEADS' of WALZ, ELLISONand their 'supporters' of this 'new law' !!
Speaking of MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON, he doesn't even have the 'common decency' to respond to letters I've written to him; (and which appear in my book). Nor does MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ; as evidenced and detailed below. (It must be 'something in the water'.)
"Hi Dick, So far:
First comment: It's heavy.
Second comment: It's a 'dossier'.
Third comment: You
worked hard on it.
I've only read a few excerpts so for. I'll give
you more feedback in a couple days."
"As I read it, it's more
of an expose'."
"I think they're not
doing things properly."
"You have much respect from my view, you stand for
fairness and what is right."
"This is great.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO LISTEN !!!"
"You're doing the right thing."
"Your post in Gov Walz...his immediate call to end no knock search warrants, loosing
3rd Pct to rioters, endorsing Keith Ellison,
and general anti law enforcement views,
sure cause me to think twice about him."
"I obviously have a prejudicial view on the subject but, I have been appalled at
Walz general anti LE views."
"Love your pulling back the curtain and exposing the inner workings of Carver County's 'Land of Oz'; A.K.A. Hamburg !"
SCROLL DOWN TO READ MORE COMMENTS THAT I'VE RECEIVED
ABOUT MY BOOK AND MY WEBSITE !!
Regarding The 'SABOTAGING'ofHAMBURG'S FIRE TRUCKS, (see below), here's an excerpt from Page 63 Of My Book "PUBLIC OFFICIALS BEHAVING BADLY": "I wasREALLY DISTRESSEDto hearHAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN EVEN IMPLY,
yetACTUALLY BRING UP, formerHAMBURG FIRE CHIEF BRAD DROEGE'sname as the possible 'culprit'."
A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:
(1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or
(2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or
(3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or
(4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any material respect.
During my Hamburg Mayoral Campaign last fall, I posted information on my Website about the telephone company CENTURYLINK agreeing to pay the State of Minnesota $8.9 MILLION DOLLARS to about 12,000 current and former Minnesota customers who were 'victimized' for CENTURYLINK's alleged 'fraudulent billing practices'.
I'm curious to know if anyone who was eligible for the $480.00 refund from CENTURYLINK (and filed the required 'Refund Claim Form BEFORE LAST OCTOBER'S DEADLINE) ever received their CENTURYLINK refund.
It's now been OVER FOUR MONTHSsince I spoke with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office (on May 3, 2023 @ 11:26AM) and I haven't received my refund check for $480.00 or heard anything further about why it's taking so long. (During my telephone conversation with them, I was told by the Minnesota Attorney General's Office that the refund checks were supposed to 'start going out' within about two weeks from my May 3rd telephone conversation.)
It's 'troubling' to have learned that even though there was $8.9 MILLION DOLLARS paid by CENTURYLINK to the State of Minnesota to settle the suit brought against them, ONLY 3,000 PEOPLE APPLIED (of the 12,000 people eligible) for the refund.
While it's NOT KNOWN how many people (if anybody) ACTUALLY RECEIVED the $480.00 refund; that's the purpose for me posting this request for additional information. If, per chance, you got your $480.00 refund, I'd like to hear from you at [email protected], so I can figured out how much of the $8.9 MILLION DOLLARS was actually 'refunded' to current and former Minnesota CENTURYLINK customers. EVEN IF all 3,000 applicants that applied DID, in fact; receive their payments (and we KNOW that didn't happen), that amounts to only $1.4 MILLION DOLLARS, and
NOTE: On October 29th, I contacted the OFFICEof theMINNESOTA LEGISLATVE AUDITOR and informed that Office of how poorly (and how 'questionably') this matter INVOLVING $8.9 MILLION DOLLARShas been dealth with and (mis)handled by MINNESOTA ATTORNEY
GENERAL KEITH ELLISON.
(Read MORE About Ellison
Elsewhere On This Webpage.)
INTERESTING INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT WHAT'S TAKING PLACE IN HAMBURG!!
$31,227.23 TAXPAYER DOLLARS RECOVERED !!
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Retired Deputy Sheriff * Current Hamburg Resident * Hamburg City Council Member 2013 - 2017
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*Early on in my book, I clearly identify HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN as a person
I couldn't trust; the following appears on Page 11 of my book, "PUBLIC OFFICIALS BEHAVING BADLY":
"I quickly learned that he was a person, a CITY OFFICIAL, yet; that I COULD NOT, and WOULD NOT, EVER TRUST AGAIN !! I don't trust him to this day ! He is the SINGLE PERSON* that I hold TOTALLYRESPONSIBLE* for the CHAOS that began during the last two and a half years of my City Council term and how the resultant, deleterious consequences of his actions back then, have seriously, and NEGATIVELY, impacted OUR ENTIRE CITY to this day."
CLICK HERE to hear theACTUAL AUDIOfrom theSEPTEMBER 2014City Council Meeting whenGRUENHAGEN PUBLICLY&INTENTIONALLY 'BLIND-SIDED' MEand note GRUENHAGEN'S 'VOICE INFLECTION'. I submit that GRUENHAGEN WAS LYING TO, and IN FRONT OF; the ENTIRE HAMBURG CITY COUNCILALMOST FASTER THAN HE COULD TALK !!It'sALL DOCUMENTEDand it's ALL in my book !!
Sadly, three 'leftover' HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS that I served with while a City Council Member from 2013 to 2017 remain. Hamburg 'contract' City Attorney KELLY C. DOHM, supplied under contract with the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN, former Hamburg City Councilmember and current mayor CHRIS LUND and, of course; Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer JEREMY GRUENHAGN still remain and, in my opinion; continue to be a detriment' to the City and our residents; as evidenced by the MANY examples cited on my MANY Webpages about the City of Hamburg, & the information contained in my book, "PUBLIC OFFICIALS BEHAVING BADLY"; available 'On-Line' at:
ON THIS DATE, the undersigned, Richard Odoms, being duly sworn, appeared before me, a Notary Public in the State of Minnesota, attesting, under penalty of perjury, that the information, facts and documents contained in his book entitled "PUBLIC OFFICIALS BEHAVING BADLY" are true,accurate and correct to the best of his knowledge and belief and sufficient documents, audio recordings and other means exist to
corroborate and substantiate the accuracy and information contained therein.
For those of you who are STILL WAITING for your portion of the $8.9 MILLION DOLLAR 'settlement' that CenturyLink agreed to pay to the State of Minnesota for their 'questionable billing practices', you're gonna have to wait a little longer. EVEN THOUGH the MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE told me LAST SPRING that the 'checks would start going out in a couple of weeks' that apparently was 'BAD INFORMATION' !! In response to my inquiry to the Minnesota Legislative Auditor's Office of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT $8.9 MILLION DOLLARS THAT THE STATE OF MINNESOTA RECEIVED FROM CENTURYLINK, here's the relevant portion of an e-mail that I received from that Agency, today:
Thank you again for contacting the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) with your concerns regarding the Attorney General’s Office’s (AGO) handling of a class-action settlement with CenturyLink. We appreciate your patience as we worked to further investigate your concern. AGO generally does not make settlement payments until all claimants have been verified. Depending on the number of claimants in any particular case, this process can be quite lengthy. We regret that would could not be of greater assistance, but hope the above information is helpful.
Libby A. Wallace | Special Reviews Auditor | Special Reviews"