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Former Harmony resident appointed District Judge in Ramsey Country


Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Court

Shawn Bartsh was born on a farm outside of Dover, Minn. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1972, attended Luther College, and then went on to law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. She remained in St. Paul, opening her own law firm in 1993.

It was while in college at Luther that Bartsh decided to study law. “I was working at the capital, and working for a lawyer, and it really interested me,” shared Bartsh.

Since becoming a lawyer in 1982, Bartsh has worked with personal injury law, as well as arbitration and mediation. She was also a conciliation court referee for 20 years. She worked with people on personal injury, juvenile, and other civil cases.

Recently, Bartsh was personally chosen by Governor Mark Dayton to be appointed 2nd District Judge for Ramsey County. She was sworn in on June 13, and she will no longer be practicing law.

“I really enjoyed being a lawyer,” shared Bartsh. “It was very rewarding to help my clients over the years. It’s a lot of work, but it’s nice to be able to use your education to help people.”

Bartsh experienced some heart-wrenching cases of personal injury and wrongful death, but she was able to help out a lot of families. She also played a big part in helping prevent further death and injuries when it comes to automatic garage door openers.

“I represented a family whose son was killed because the door didn’t reverse and it came down on him and he died,” Bartsh said. “There was also a little girl in Farmington who died the same way.”

Bartsh could imagine the horror of the parents having to live through this, and having their child die in such a tragic and preventable way. She explained the doors were designed to reverse but for a variety of reasons, it was a bad design. After the Farmington case, the family wanted to know what could be done to prevent other families from having to go through the same pain.

What struck Bartsh is that nothing had changed even though there were cases like this all over the country. “It was obviously not a freak accident,” she remarked. She began calling press conferences, and there was a lot of press and media coverage of a campaign to make electric sensors mandatory. The story was featured in Reader’s Digest, New York Times, CBS News, and various magazines.

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4th Annual Harmony Hustle in support of Habitat for Humanity 10K Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk, 1K Kids Run

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

HARMONY, Minn. - Whether you are an exercise enthusiast or someone wanting to support Habitat for Humanity, walkers and runners are invited to Harmony, Minn., for the Harmony Hustle on Saturday, July 6. This event is sponsored by area volunteers a ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Rose Adeline Otto

Mon, Jun 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Doug and Dr. Sarah Otto of Harmony, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rose Adeline Otto. Rose was born May 20, 2013 and weighed eight pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Rose is welcomed home by siblings Audra and Joseph. ..... 
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Miss Harmony

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

2013 marks the 14th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the six contestants. This year’s contestants are Sydni ..... 
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Emma B. Every

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Emma B. Every, age 92, of Harmony, Minn., formerly of Preston, Minn. passed Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare. Emma was born April 25, 1921, in rural Hesper, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Ella (Young) Hellem. S ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17. Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help student ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity holds housewarming in Harmony

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

By Barb Jeffers The population of Harmony, Minn. has grown by six. On Monday, June 17, 2013 a housewarming was held for Harmony’s newest residents. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore County invited volunteers, Habitat for Humanity representat ..... 
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Harmony City Council approves sale of Heritage Grove

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton The Harmony City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) held a special joint meeting on June 11 to discuss the purchase offer for the Heritage Grove assisted living center. Remax Realtor Roxanne Johnson was present, ..... 
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Phyllis Ann (Brokken) Hogue

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Phyllis Ann (Brokken) Hogue, 90, of Rochester, Minn. and formerly of Harmony, Minn., passed away the morning of June 10, 2013 at Madonna Towers in Rochester. She was born July 29, 1922 in Harmony to T. Sabin and Gladys (Garrett) Brokken. She grad ..... 
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