This two day course will focus on the advanced towing and recovery including basic/advanced hook-ups and roll-overs/embankments with hands-on training instructed by Ron Feist, Ron Gardas Jr. and the Minnesota Professional Towing Association Board of Directors.
JOHN “BUTCH” MANTON THOMPSON, JR.
( August 28, 1944 – May 22, 2017 )
John “Butch” Manton Thompson, Jr. 72, Barnum, died Monday, May 22, 2017 in Solvay Hospice House, Duluth. He was born on August 28, 1944 in Duluth to Edna and John Thompson, Sr. He grew up in Lawler and Duluth and later moved to Barnum where he attended Barnum High School graduating in 1962. Butch attended Dunwoody for a short time and later enlisted in the United States Army until receiving a medical discharge. He later worked on the Railroad, plowing snow for the State of MN, and as a mechanic for Odberg & Ryan in Duluth and Moses Chevrolet in Carlton. In 1967, he began working for his father at Thompson Motor Service in Barnum and in 1981 went on his own with Thompson Motor Service. He also operated Big T Truck Center in Carlton for about 5 years and also purchased Lake City Towing in 1992.
He was a member of Barnum Community United Methodist Church. Butch was also a member of Barnum Community Club, Barnum Fire Department, Barnum Lions Club, and the Moosehorn Rod & Gun Club. He had a great love for classic cars and organized several car shows in the area and was a member of both the National and Minnesota Impala Clubs. Butch was also involved in the Minnesota Towing Association. He truly loved his Barnum community and loved to help support and promote events that were happening. Butch loved to visit and was often found in area restaurants soaking in the latest news or enjoying a game of cribbage with his friends.
Butch is preceded in death by his parents.
Butch is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons: Chad (Erica) of Esko and Jay (Shanna) of Duluth ; 5 grandchildren whom he thought the world of: Alex, Zach, Nicholas, Grant, and Clarissa; two sisters: Valerie (Terry) O’Rourke and Judy (Ronald) Welhaven; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM, Friday, May 26 in Barnum Community United Methodist Church and continue Saturday, May 27 from 10 AM until the 11 AM service in Barnum Community United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Barnum.
To sign the guestbook online, go to: www.hhkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
26350 France Avenue
Gates open at 5:00—Racing begins at 6:00
Click below for more information and registration form:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
- 7:30am Registration
- 8:00am to 5:00pm Classroom and Hands-on training
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
A pair of gloves and work clothes will be needed, expect to get dirty.
***All Participants will receive MPTA Certification Certificate***
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Beginning today July 1, 2015, all drivers renewing their CDL will be required to provide a document from the following list that meets the proof of citizenship requirement.
• Valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card
• Certified copy of birth certificate from any U.S. state
• Consular report of birth abroad issued by the U.S. Department or state
• Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship issued by U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• Valid unexpired Permanent Resident Card
• Unexpired employment authorization document issued by USCIS or an unexpired foreign passport accompanied by an approved I-94 form.
If the name on the above document is different from the current name on the CDL, the customer must also present proof of the legal name change(s). Acceptable proof consists of certified marriage certificates, certified divorce decrees or other certified court orders. Divorce decrees or other court orders must specify the name change. Identity and name change documents need to show a clear link between the citizenship or permanent residency document and the current name.
Information about this requirement was added to the renewal notices but if a customer does not have the required identity documents, offices may proceed with the license renewal but the customer will be sent a letter requesting copies of the document(s) before the license will be sent to production.
This federally mandated requirement for DVS to record this information to the record is a one-time occurrence.
Daniel P. Drexler
USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
380 Jackson Street Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
Phone (651) 291 6150
Fax (651) 291 6001