Public Notices January 11, 2023



215 1st Ave. South, 

Long Prairie, 

Minnesota  56347




Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. the Todd County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the Commissioner’s board room, 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 301, Long Prairie, Minnesota.

NOTE: This meeting is again being held in-person and the public is encouraged to attend, but Zoom and phone options are still available for those who are unable to attend in person. If you wish to join via Zoom, please contact our office for the call-in information. Those who do attend in person can find parking atop the hill on the west side of the Historic Courthouse and enter through the north doors, near the American Flag and monument.

Questions? Call or email 320-732-4420 or


•Call to Order

•Introduction of Board of Adjustment Members and process review

   •The applicant is introduced

   •Staff report

   •Applicant confirms if staff report accurately represents the request

   •Public comment

  •Board review with applicant, staff, and public

•Approval of agenda

•Approval of January 12, 2023, Board of Adjustment meeting minutes

1. Patrick and Caryn Gallagher: Big Birch Lake, Section 30, Grey Eagle Township

Site Address: 29683 Arbor Drive, Grey Eagle PID: 11-0055500

1. Variance request to reduce the road rights-of-way setback from 20’ to 15’ for proposed garage in Recreational Development Shoreland Zoning.

2. Steven Fuchs: Fawn Lake, Section 29 & 30, Fawn Lake Township. 

Site Address: 40771 Pinto Drive, Browerville PID: 08-007660

1. Variance request to reduce the Ordinary High Watermark setback from 100’ to 70’ for proposed dwelling in Natural Environment Shoreland Zoning.

2. Variance request to reduce the Height restriction from 18’ to 26’ for proposed same dwelling in Natural Environment Shoreland Zoning.

3. Variance request to reduce the Ordinary High Watermark setback from 100’ to 75’ for proposed garage in Natural Environment Shoreland Zoning.

3. Green Barn LLC: Mound Lake, Section 02, Grey Eagle Township

Site Address: 33397 Cottontail Drive, Burtrum PID: 11-0002001

1. After-The-Fact Variance request to reduce the rear yard property line setback from 20’ to 10’ for attached garage in non-riparian Recreational Development Shoreland Zoning.

4. Robin and Scott Sedey: Section 11, Grey Eagle Township

Site Address: 33556 Cottontail Dr., Burtrum PID: 11-0073000

1. Variance request to reduce the rights-of-way setback from 20’ to 11’ for an after-the-fact storage shed in Recreational Development Shoreland.


Next meeting: February 23, 2023


All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing or submit a letter to be heard on these matters. All correspondence must include name, mailing address and be received 48 hours before the date and time of the hearing.


Todd County Board of Adjustment

Richard Johnson, Chair






Thomastown Township will hold their annual election in March for:

- One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term and

- One (1) Treasurer for a two (2) year term

The filing period for these offices opens January 3, 2023 and closes January 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 

To file for office contact Stacy Dukowitz at 218-296-0834.


Stacy Dukowitz, Clerk

Thomastown Township


SECTION 00 11 13






High School Addition 

& IAQ Upgrades

Work Scope 9 – Aluminum Doors Windows & Glazing Rebid


401 Centennial Drive

Staples, MN 56479


Staples-Motley Public Schools ISD #2170

905 Fourth Street NE

Staples, MN  56479


ICS Consulting, LLC.

1139 Franklin Ave., 

Suite 1

Sauk Rapids, MN  56379

(320) 360-5506

Contact: Jorden Pangrac


JLG Architects

525 Broadway

Alexandria, MN  56308

(320) 408-7008


Northland Consulting Engineers

102 South 21st Ave. West

Duluth, MN  55806

(218) 727-5995



2201 12th Street N, 

Suite E

Fargo, ND  58102

(701) 280-0500



The project consists of multiple work scopes for all of the work necessary for the construction of an approximate 22,000 sf gym and wellness center addition and indoor air quality upgrades to the existing school. Rebid consists of Work Scope 09: Aluminum Doors Windows & Glazing only. 


Sealed Bids will be received at Staples-Motley School District ISD #2170 District Office, 905 4th Street NE  Staples, MN 56479 then publicly opened and read aloud. Bids will be received and stamped-in prior to 2:00 PM local time on January 18th, 2023. Bids submitted after allotted time will be discarded, NO EXCEPTIONS.


Bidders may view drawings and specifications for the project at the office of the Construction Manager.

For Electronic access to the bidding documents, please contact Angie Stahnke at 218-336-5901.  The Construction Manager can also provide locations of Builders Exchanges holding plans for contractors to access.  Bidders are responsible for any and all costs associated with the production of plans and specifications for their use.


Each Bidder must comply with the following requirements to reassure acknowledgment and recognition of their Bids:

Bids must be accompanied by Bid security in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or Bid bond in the amount of 5% of the base Bid submitted, made payable to the owner, as guarantee that Bidder will, if awarded, enter into contract in accordance with contract documents and submitted Bid.

Submit Bid on the prescribed form, which is furnished with the specification, with full name and address of the Bidder.

Completely fill in all blank spaces on the Bid Form, in ink or typewriter, in both words and figures.

Sign in longhand, executed by a principal duly authorized to enter into an agreement. If a Bidder is a co-partnership, then signatures on the Bid shall be by an authorized member of the firm, with names and addresses of each member of partnership.

Base Bid and all alternate Bids shall be stated both in writing and in figures. In all cases, written and numerical figures must agree; otherwise at Owner’s option, it shall be cause for rejection of Bid. Complete form without alterations.

Submit alternate prices (Bids) for either increasing or decreasing the costs, as called for on Bid form and Description of Alternates.  Submit a Bid for all alternates.

Owner may make such investigations as they deem necessary to determine the ability, competency, and responsibility of the Bidder to perform the work. Any Bidder shall furnish to Owner all such information and data for this purpose, as the Owner may request. Owner reserves the right to reject any Bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract and to complete the Work contemplated therein. The competence and responsibility of Bidder will be considered in making an award, including, but not limited to; (1) proof of financial responsibility, (2) quality of similar work, (3) amount of experience with similar projects, (4) facilities, personnel and equipment, (5) reputation for performance, and (6) the ability to complete the work within specified time. Owner reserves the right to reject any Bid where there is reasonable doubt as to the qualifications of the Bidder.

Owner reserves the right to: (1) accept Bidder’s Base Bid only, (2) accept any one or more of bidder’s Alternate Bids, in any order regardless of the order in which they were listed, (3) reject all Bids, (4) award contract based on their investigation of Bidders, as well as acceptance of alternates, all of which the Owner deems to be in their best interest, (5) waive informalities or minor irregularities in Bids and waive minor irregularities or discrepancies in Bidding procedure.

Upon award of Contract, Contractor shall provide AIA A312 Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of 100% of Contract Sum in accordance with General Conditions and Amendments to General Conditions.


Each Bidder (including subcontract Bidder where appropriate) is required to visit the site and to fully inform themself and record their own investigations as to the extent of the Work, the extent of the work performed by other contractors under other construction packages, conditions under which the Work is to be performed, existing buildings and streets, conditions of the area, existing utilities and other features, type of soil, available facilities and difficulties that may be encountered in connection therewith, and other relevant items which will affect their Bid or the Work.

Prior to submitting a Bid, each Bidder is required to examine all of the bidding requirements, all Contract Documents, all drawings, and specifications for the Project (including those primarily for other Subcontracts). Contractors shall become thoroughly familiar with the scope of the Project and all factors and items of work which will affect their Bid or the Work, whether shown or specified in documents primarily for Work of others or Work of this Contract.

No extras will be allowed the Contractor as a result of misunderstanding of the extent of scope of the Work as a result of their failure to study and record their own findings. Submission of a Bid shall be proof that such examinations have been made and that Bidder has recorded their own investigation and has become thoroughly familiar with all contract documents (including all addenda). The failure or omissions of any Bidder to examine any form, instrument or document shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation in respect to their Bid. Nor shall it be the responsibility of ICS or its counterparts to ensure you have read all documentation. This is the sole responsibility of the Bidder and its Sub-Contractor(s).


There will not be a Pre-Bid conference for the rebid. If Bidders want to visit the physical site, a site review can be coordinated through the Construction Manager – (Jorden Pangrac 320-360-5506). No extras will be allowed because of the Bidder’s misinterpretation as to the amount of work involved, Bidder’s own error, negligence, or failure to examine the site.  


Work will begin after receipt of the signed contract from the Owner. The anticipated award date is January 25, 2023.  Pre-construction and submittals work related to the project is to commence immediately after receipt of the signed contract.  The onsite work will begin on the premises no later than June 2, 2023.


Owner requires all work to be substantially complete by:

IAQ Phase 1: August 25, 2023

IAQ Phase 2: August 23, 2024

Wellness Center Addition: September 27, 2024



SECTION 00 11 13




Advertising Deadlines

Deadline for advertisements and copy is Friday, noon.

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:;

Deadline: Friday, noon


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