"Water locators keep a time-tested practice alive," by Marilyn Salzi Brinkman, St. Cloud (Minn.) Times, April 20, 2014
Featured in the spring 2010 issue of the Abbey Banner, the magazine of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minn.
"He Dowses For Water After Well Drillers Have Failed"
Kuebelbeck enjoys going to areas full of dry holes and saying, ‘Drill here!’
- Minneapolis Star and Tribune (1982)
"St. Joseph Man One of Few Dowsers in State"
He specializes in hard-luck cases, the type in which all else has failed, and the frantic landowner has turned to him as a last resort. "The value of dowsing is particularly convincing when we are able to locate water on sites where numerous dry holes have been drilled previously," Kuebelbeck said.
- Stearns-Morrison Enterprise, Little Falls, Minnesota (1980)
Kuebelbeck’s clients have included farmers, developers, home builders, contractors and others within both the private and public sector. He has also gained the support of many professional well drillers who often work with him to avoid the drilling of dry wells.
- Southeast Minnesota Agri-News (1993)
Kuebelbeck said he discovered his ability to locate underground water when he was 15 years old, and has been doing it ever since.
- Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, Minnesota (1987)
“I’m not too concerned about how God put the water down there, as long as I can find it for the property owner.” (Jim Kuebelbeck)
- Saint Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press and Dispatch (1980)
"Professional Dowser Finds Good Water Source for Area Dairy Farmer"
"Even during the drought of 1976, none of our dowsed wells went dry, which lends credibility to references of ‘living water’ dating back to early biblical times," Kuebelbeck said.
- Morrison County Record, Little Falls, Minnesota (1987)
"Dowser Finds Rural Wells"
"It really bothers me when I go to a farm and find they have been trying to get by on a gallon or two a minute from their well, when if the well had been drilled just a few feet away, they would have had all the water they needed. ... I like to go to places where well drillers and geologists have already given up, because that’s where the value of competent dowsing can be convincingly demonstrated," Kuebelbeck said.
- The Land, Litchfield, Minnesota (1983)
"Dowser Finds Water When Others Can’t"
Live-water flows exist everywhere in the world, Kuebelbeck maintains.
- Mille Lacs Messenger, Milaca, Minnesota (2002)
"Success Is Proof Enough for Water Dowsers"
Jim and Carol Kuebelbeck are often called in by landowners at the suggestion of well drillers and contractors when previous attempts to locate underground water have been unsuccessful. "Anytime there may be a question about where to drill, or underground water is difficult to locate, we suggest the landowners contact Jim and Carol before we drill," said one local well driller.
- Waite Park Newsleader, Waite Park, Minnesota (2003)
"All’s Well that Ends Well"
The practice of dowsing for water or other substances is as ancient as recorded history, said Kuebelbeck. Some years ago, 8,000-year-old cave drawings depicting dowsing were discovered in North Africa. A biblical account had Moses using, in effect, a dowsing technique to find underground water in the desert, Kuebelbeck added.
- The Minneapolis Star (1978)
While he’s had no formal hydrologic or geologic training, Kuebelbeck speaks of underground flows and pressure areas as though he understands some mystery of the earth. He, like other water dowsers, maintains that his success in the centuries-old dowsing technique is based not only on a God-given talent, but on years of experience as well.
- Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois (1986)
“We work with well drillers, realtors, property developers, building contractors, private landowners and clients within both the public and private sector. Basically, our job is to keep people from drilling dry holes. If our dowsing methods can do that, perhaps this fascinating human faculty will continue to survive and continue to serve humanity for generations to come.” (Jim Kuebelbeck)
- Farm Show Magazine, Litchfield, Minnesota (2004)
“It’s especially satisfying to be able to help people find underground water in problem areas," Kuebelbeck said, adding that "in the process we get to meet some of the greatest people in the world besides.”
- Construction Guide Magazine (2005)
"St. Joseph Couple’s Ability to Find Water Supported by Well Drillers"
In 1997, a Lake Lillian, Minnesota, couple wrote of the Kuebelbecks' ability to locate a quality water supply after drillers had sunk three totally dry holes varying in depth from 400 to 440 feet. The Kuebelbecks located a great water supply adjacent to one of the dry holes at 55 feet … In 1998 a Holdingford, Minnesota, farmer, after years of worry over a dwindling water supply for his cattle, wrote that the Kuebelbecks located a well capable of irrigating his whole farm …
In 1993, a Cushing, Minnesota couple wrote of 14 dry holes drilled, and of being told by the well driller that there was no water on the property (before the Kuebelbecks located a great water supply by their dowsing methods) … The Kuebelbecks' credibility is also supported by a large number of Minnesota well drillers … "Our greatest satisfaction is being able to help people locate a lifetime water supply, especially after years of previous water problems." (Jim Kuebelbeck)
- St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud, Minnesota (1998)
"St. Joe Man Uses Dowsing Rod to Find Water"
Kuebelbeck, whose wife, Carol, also dowses, specializes in seeking water where others have failed. "It’s really convincing when we find a good water well between two or more dry holes that have been drilled previously," he said.
- St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud, Minnesota (1983)
"In all the time I’ve dowsed I’ve never had a well go dry." (Jim Kuebelbeck)
- St. Paul PIoneer Press and Dispatch (1980)
“There is nothing magical or mysterious about dowsing rods or instruments. The instruments merely act as indicators," he stated. Kuebelbeck likes to go to places where unfortunate landowners have previously drilled numerous dry holes, because when a good water supply is then encountered, the value of dowsing can be convincingly demonstrated, he said.
- St. Cloud Shopping News, St. Cloud, Minnesota (1978)
"Explain it? I really can’t," Kuebelbeck said. "When I started dowsing, I’d only go out after the well drillers failed. I wanted to show that dowsing was truly legitimate."
- St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch (1980)
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