Public Notices April 27, 2022
Filed in District Court
STATE OF MINNESOTA
April 5, 2022
COUNTY OF TODD
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.
Barbara A. Wetherell,
Notice of AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on May 23, 2022 via ZOOM at 10:00 a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at the Todd County Courthouse, 221 1st Ave. South, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirs of the decedent, and for the appointment of Jeanne K. Hardy, whose address is 10354 Hardy Woods Trail, Merrifield, Minnesota 56465, as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the estate, including the power to collect all assets; to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; to sell real and personal property; and to do all necessary acts for the estate.
Notice is also given that, subject to Minn. Stat. §524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: April 5, 2022
BY THE COURT
Daniel A. Benson
Judge of District Court
Mary Van Koerr
Jonathan P. Baker
322 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 924
Walker, Minnesota 56484
Telephone: (218) 547-1319
LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD
The Leader Community Hall Board will meet Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall.
Mark Strom, Secretary
Leader Community Hall
CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE
REQUEST FOR BIDS
FOR DRILLING A NEW IRRIGATION WELL
Central Lakes College is requesting bids for the drilling of a new irrigation well. A copy of the detail specifications may be obtained by contacting Cory Detloff at Central Lakes College, 1830 Airport Road, Staples, MN 56479, 218-894-5134.
Proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, April 29, 2022 1:00 p.m. CST. All proposals must be sealed and marked “Bid For Irrigation Well”.
Submit proposals to:
Central Lakes College
Attn: Debbie Sterriker
1830 Airport Road
Staples, MN 56479
The college reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any information or irregularities in the bidding and to make the award serving the best interest of the college.
Central Lakes College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. These materials are available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities upon request. If you use a TTY, call the Minnesota Relay Service at 800-627-3529 and request to contact Central Lakes College.
CITY OF STAPLES
PUBLIC HEARING MAY 10, 2022
WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN
The City of Staples is providing notice that a public hearing will be held on May 10, 2022, to review the draft Part 2 Wellhead Protection Plan. This public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (122 6th Street NE) as part of the regular Staples City Council meeting.
The Wellhead Protection Plan is designed to continue our efforts to prevent human-caused contamination from entering the public water supply wells. The plan identifies the area of the groundwater aquifer that supplies water to our wells over a 10-year period. Based on the level of vulnerability of the aquifer within this area, potential sources of contamination were identified and a management plan was created for this area.
FAWN LAKE TOWNSHIP
Fawn Lake Township will hold the 2022 road tour on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Interested parties should meet at the town hall by 8:20 a.m. Questions call the clerk at 218-531-0287.
Kelly Miller, Clerk
Fawn Lake Township
CANDIDATE FILING NOTICE
CASS COUNTY MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF OFFICES TO BE VOTED FOR
AT THE STATE GENERAL ELECTION
The following federal, state, judicial and county offices will be voted for at the state general election to be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Note: Filing offices will be closed May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.
The place of filing for federal offices is the Office of the Secretary of State, State Office Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155-1299. The place of filing for state offices (including judicial offices) is the Office of the Secretary of State or the office of the County Auditor of the county in which the candidate resides. The place of filing for Cass County offices is the Office of the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer, Cass County Courthouse, 303 Minnesota Avenue W, PO Box 3000, Walker, MN 56484-3000.
Candidates may file in person or by mail during the filing period. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period and meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes 204B.09, subdivision 1a, may arrange to file during the seven days immediately preceding the candidate’s absence from the state.
Candidates for the following offices must file at the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State:
FEDERAL OFFICES One United States Representative for District 8.
Candidates for the following offices must file either at the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State or the office of the county auditor of the county in which they reside:
STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES One State Senator for each of Districts 2, 5, and 6. One State Representative for each of Districts 2B, 5A, 5B, and 6A.
STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor and Attorney General.
JUDICIAL OFFICES Two seats Supreme Court Associate Justice seat 3 (Moore III) and 6 (Hudson); ten seats Court of Appeals - seat 1 (Gaitas), seat 5 (Bjorkman), seat 7 (5th Congressional District) (Segal), seat 8 (Reilly), seat 10 (4th Congressional District) (Frisch), seat 11 (Larkin), seat 16 (Reyes, Jr.) seat 17 (Johnson), seat 18 (Bryan), seat 19 (Connolly); six seats Ninth District Court Judge--seat 6 (Shermoen), seat 8 (Schieferdecker), seat 16 (Brand), seat 17 (Harbott), seat 20 (Dixon), seat 23 (DeMay)
Candidates for the following offices must file at the Office of the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer:
COUNTY OFFICES One County Commissioner four-year term for each of the following districts: Districts 1 and 4; County Sheriff, County Recorder and County Attorney; one Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor four-year term for each of nominating Districts 1 and 5.
Candidates for city, township, school district and United Hospital District offices (without primaries) may file for office at the respective clerk’s office beginning August 2, 2022 through August 16, 2022.
/s/ Pamela Smith,
Cass County Election
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 31, 2017
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $85,700.00
MORTGAGOR(S): Norene M. Carlson, a single person
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on June 6, 2017 as Document Number 504344 in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation by assignment recorded on May 12, 2020 as Document Number A519322 in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The East 50 feet of Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 8 and the West 10 feet of the South 100 feet of the alley in Block 8 all in the Town Plat of the Village (now City) of Browerville, Todd County, Minnesota.
STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 120 3RD ST W, BROWERVILLE, MN 56438
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd County, Minnesota.
THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $80,642.65
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
NAME OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
RESIDENTIAL SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation
TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 30-0015000
TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 101106900019601723
THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt then remaining secured by such mortgage, or any part thereof, or, if the action or proceeding has been instituted, that the same has been discontinued, or that an execution upon the judgment rendered therein has been returned unsatisfied, in whole or in part.
PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriff’s Office, County Detention Center, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347.
to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2022.
THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None
Dated: March 23, 2022
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION
TROTT LAW, P.C.
N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq.
Samuel R. Coleman, Esq.
*Sung Woo Hong, Esq.*
Attorneys for Mortgagee
25 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55102
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
School Board Work session - meeting #16
Mar. 21, 2022, 5 p.m. District Office
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, B. Anderson, L. Anderson, Freeman and Reeck present (comprising a quorum). Lund was absent. Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Director of Finances, Regan; Principal Johnson; several employees and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary Madson.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by L. Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC
Board Self Evaluation Update
Winkels will send out a survey to Board members to indicate if they would like to schedule a Board retreat or meet on site. He has received Board evaluation information from MSBA.
Minnesota Statutes 123B.51, subd. 5 states that “[t]he board may close a schoolhouse only after a public hearing on the question of the necessity and practicability of the proposed closing. Published notice of the hearing shall be given for two weeks in the official newspaper of the district. The time and place of the meeting, the description and location of the schoolhouse, and a statement of the reasons for the closing must be specified in the notice. Parties requesting to give testimony for and against the proposal shall be heard by the board before it makes a final decision to close or not close the schoolhouse.”
Rationale for closing the Motley building includes budgetary/ financial; long term facilities planning; deferred maintenance relating to the building; and other challenges relating to student/educations experiences.
The process will follow this path:
Initial discussion among administrative staff along with facilities experts; Initial discussion among the Board (tonight); the Board will schedule a public hearing; and Notice of the Public Hearing will be published for two (2) weeks in the Staples World. Following that process, a resolution to close the building will be acted upon at the April 18 Board meeting.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Reeck, to adjourn the Work Session at 5:27 p.m. MC
School Board - meeting #17
Mar. 21, 2022, 6 p.m. District Office
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Freeman, B. Anderson, Reeck and L. Anderson present (comprising a quorum). Lund was absent. Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Director of Finances, Regan; Principal Johnson; Deb Ferdon; several employees and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Reeck, seconded by Freeman, to add items #7c, #7d, 8c, 8d, and 18 to the agenda and amend item #18. MC
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by L. Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC
School/Community Forum - None
Chair Winkels welcomed the group and thanked everyone for attending.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Consent Agenda. MC
Donations, Grants and In-Kind Contributions
Motion by Freeman, seconded by L. Anderson, to accept monetary donations in the amount of $250. MC
John Regan presented the Financial Report.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Freeman, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC
Motion by Reeck, seconded by Freeman, to set the Public Hearing date for closing the Motley building: Date: April 11, 2022 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: District Office
Other (Policy Committee Meeting Minutes 3-17-22)
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to approve the review and MSBA recommended revisions of policies. MC. Approve the Annual Compliance Overview of the American Indian Advisory Committee Vote of Concurrence
Motion by Winkels, seconded by L. Anderson, to approve the annual Compliance Overview of the American Indian Advisory Committee Vote of Concurrence. MC
Motion by Reeck, seconded by B. Anderson, to approve designating Loren Walz and Trisha Larson to Perform Duties of the Office of Clerk. MC
Motion by B Anderson, seconded by Reeck, to adjourn the meeting at 6:23 p.m. MC
Complete minutes may be viewed at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us.
SPECIAL School Board meeting #18
Apr. 4, 2022, 6 p.m. District Office
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Lund, Freeman, L. Anderson, B. Anderson and Reeck present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe, Finance Director Regan; Principal Johnson, Interim Principal Ferdon; ICS Consultants Williams and Pangrac; Staples World Managing Editor Anderson; several staff members; and Recording Secretary Walz.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund, to adopt the agenda. MC
ICS Consultants Williams and Pangrac recommended the board approve the Staples-Motley Elementary project bids, totaling Four Million Five Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand, Three Hundred Ninety Dollars and Thirty Cents ($4,527,390.30).
Motion by Reeck, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Staples-Motley Elementary bid recommendation and award contracts as presented by ICS. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by B. Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m. MC
School Board work session - Meeting #19
Apr. 4, 2022, 6 p.m.
Immediately Following Special Meeting
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, B. Anderson, Freeman, L. Anderson, Lund and Reeck present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Director of Finance, Regan; Principal Johnson; Interim Principal Ferdon; several employees; ICS consultants Williams and Pangrac; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary Walz.
Motion by L. Anderson, seconded by B. Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC
District Facility Updates
Supt. Tappe shared the school attorney’s guidance on the process to sell the Motley facility. The district is currently working to develop a fair market value for the facility, which will be shared with the board when available. The public hearing will be held April 11 at 6 p.m. at the district office with the district’s attorney. presiding over the meeting.
Director of Finance Regan shared the cost savings of closing and selling the Motley facility, amounting to over $16M over ten years.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to adjourn the work session. MC
SPECIAL School Board MEETING/ PUBLIC HEARING - #20
Apr. 11, 2022, 6 p.m.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Lund, Freeman, L. Anderson, B. Anderson and Reeck present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe, Finance Director Regan; Interim Principal Ferdon; Pemberton Law Attorney Marc Sugden, Staples World Managing Editor Anderson; several community members; and Recording Secretary Walz.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund, to adopt the agenda. MC
Public Hearing for Closure of Motley Building
Attorney Marc Sugden reviewed the legal requirements and standards around closure of the Motley facility, as well as rules of the meeting regarding public comment. Supt. Tappe gave a brief overview of the rationale for closure and Finance Director Regan reviewed the finances regarding the Motley building. Community members were provided the opportunity to comment. One community member, Dave Hoemberg spoke at the podium. Board Chair Winkels called three times for additional public comment and no other community members wished to speak. There was no response from the board and no action was taken at this meeting.
Motion by Lund, seconded by B. Anderson, to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 p.m. MC