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.... - .... - . ~ 4p'4, ~ NOTICE DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 06-PR-10241 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of STEVEN JAMES LEE, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on Nov. 10, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at Ortonville, Minnesota for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent and for the appointment of Jami Hoffner whose address is 6 Highview Road, Bottineau, ND 58318 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property and do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes 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 months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: Oct. 4, 2010 Gerald J. Seibel, District Court Judge Sandee Tollefson, Court Administrator by Julie Berger, Deputy Paul H. Myerchin (MN ID #0280616) Bormann, Myerchin, Monasky & Espeseth, LLP PC Box 995 Bismarck, ND 58502-0995 Phone 701-250-8968 Fax 701-250-8982 (Feb. 15 & 22, 2011) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN AN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of RICHARD K. THOMSON, a/ida RICHARD KERMIT THOMSON, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 16th day of March, 2011 at 8:00 a.m., before the Honorable Gerald Seibel, Judge of District Court; Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278, a hearing will be held in the above-named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above-named decedent, dated March 11, 2005, and for the appointment of David Thomson, whose address is 34785 - 680th Avenue, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278, as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent in an unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes 524.3-801(b)(c)), ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to the personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: February 8, 2011 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Julie Berger, Deputy William J. Watson Attorney for Estate 37 Northwest Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-6197 Attorney Reg. #114911 (Feb. 15 & 22, 2011) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OTREY TOWNSHIP BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given to the residents of Otrey Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Otrey Town Hall. The Annual Meeting will be held to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March (March 15 2011). Larry Helgeson, Town Clerk Town of Otrey (Feb. 22 & March 1,2011) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING ARTICHOKE TOWNSHIP BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Artichoke Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the annual meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Akron Town Hall located in Correll, MN. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until March 15th at the same time and place. Dated: February 11, 2011 Kay Stensteun, Clerk Artichoke Township (Feb. 22 & March 1, 2011) NOTICE Environmental officer Darren Wilke reported that the Planning Commission is OF MORTGAGE down to 9 members following the recent FORECLOSURE SALE passing of Richard Thomson. Motion by THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE to recommend that the Planning NOTICE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE Commission consider changing the TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT ordinance to have 9 members instead of OF MORTGAGE AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. - 11. FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Upon the recommendation of Sheriff THE F~IGHT TO VERIFICATION OF default has occurred in the conditions of John Haukos, motion by Olson, seconded THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OFTHE the followingdescribedmortgage: by Wulff and carried to approve the ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 26, Resignation and Settlement Agreement TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT 2007 with Dispatcher Patricia Stangeland. The AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF Board expressed their thanks for her years NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MORTGAGE: $196,000.00 of service. With the resignation, Sheriff default has occurred in the conditions of MORTGAGOR(S): James M. Haukos reported that an additional 34 the following described mortgage: Larson and Angelia J" Larson, husband hours per week would be handled by DATE OF MORTGAGE: Hove m be r and wife Kandiyohi County. 12, 2004 MORTGAGEE: 1st Trust Mortgage Motion by Wulff. seconded by Sandberg ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF Corporation, a Minnesota corporation and carried to adopt the following MORTGAGE: $71,832.00 DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filedresolution and execute the grant MORTGAGOR(S): Heather DeJong, March 16, 2007, Big Stone County agreements: a married person Recorder; Document No. 162365 2011-08 MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: BE IT RESOLVED by Big Stone County N.A. Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. that the County enter into the Grant DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF Contracts with the Minnesota Department November 16, 2004, Big Stone County PROPERTY: of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to conduct Recorder; Document No. 158404 Parcel 1 : Lot Five (5) and the FY11 CVSO Veterans Service LAKESIDE APARTMENTS held their Annual Valentine's Day Party on ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: northwesterly thirty (30) feet of Lot Four Enhancement Projects. The grants must Monday, Feb. 14. Crowned King and Queen were King Patrick Toner, Assigned to: None (4) adjoining and parallel with Lot Five be used to enhance the operations of the left, and Queen Rosie Shipe. Residents enjoyed great conversation and (5), Block Ten (10), Cliff's Addition to the County Veterans Service Office under i LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF City of Ortonville Minn. Star. 197.608 Subd. 4 (a), and of course cake, ice cream and coffee. PROPERTY: Lot Four (4) and the East One-half Parcel 2: The southerly seventy-five should not be used to supplant or replace (75) feet of Lot Six (6), except the other funding. (E 1/2) of Lot Five (5), Block Eight (8), Cliff's Addition, City of Ortonville STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 421 Pacific Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $68,107.32 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; 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: April 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Big Stone County Sheriff's Office, in the lobby, 20 Southeast Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota 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. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unles the time for redempion is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on October 14, 2011. '`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." Dated: February 17, 2011 WELLS FARGO REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By:/s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah JB. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Leah K. Weaver, Esq. Brian E Kidwell, Esq. Steven R.. Pennock, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 BANK, N.A. Mortgagee easterly fifteen (15) feet thereof, Block Nine (9), Cliff's Addition to the City of Ortonville STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 520 Lake Shore Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $193,354.90 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; 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: April 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Big Stone County Sheriff's Office, in the lobby, 20 Southeast Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota 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. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unles the time for redempion is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on October 14, 2011. "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." Dated: February 14, 2011 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By: Is/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Leah K. Weaver, Esq. Brian F. Kidwell, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street (651) 209-9760 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A (Z952~C9"9760; DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A (Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011) DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE (Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011) OF ANNUAL MEETING PR,OR TOWNSH,P N OTI C E BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA BIG STONE TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the citizens ANNUAL MEETING of Prior Township, County of Big Stone, BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA State of Minnesota, that the Annual Notice is hereby given to residents of Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Big Stone Township, County of Big March 8, 2011 In case of inclement Stone, State of Minnesota, that the weather, meeting may be postponed Annual Town Meeting will be held until the third Tuesday of March. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM. The Annual Meeting will commence at In case of inclement weather, the 1:00 p.m. to conduct necessary meeting may be postponed until business prescribed by law. Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The Annual Meeting will be held at the The annual meeting will be held at the Prior Town Hall. following location: Dated: February 15, 2011 Big Stone Town Hall David Weber, Town Clerk Big Stone County Prior Township75617 Co. Rd. 38 (Feb. 22 & March 1,2011) Ortonville, MN 56278 NOTICE Dated: Feb. 22, 2011 Holly Wellendorf, Clerk OF ANNUAL MEETING Big Stone Township YELLOW BANK TOWNSHIP (Feb. 22 & March 1, 2011) LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY Notice is hereby given to the residents of Yellow Bank Township, County of Lac qui Parle, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Yellow Bank Town Halt. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law, pertaining to the township. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until March 15, 2011. Dated: February 18, 2011 Mary Ka?els, Clerk Yellow Bank Township (Feb. 22 & March 1,2011) Court report (Week of Feb. 10, 2011) Big Stone County Sheriff's Office Travis Ray Jorgenson, Bell Fourche, SD, Moving Traffic Ordinance, Fined $185. ,MN Stale Patrol Du'stin Gene Olson, Desmet, SD, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. Anna Marie Newhouse, Pipestone, Speeding, 74/55, Fined $145. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD February 1,2011 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Chairman Athey called the meeting to order with Commissioners Olson and Wulff present Commissioner Sandberg arrived during committee reports. Commissioner Berning was absent. Also present were Mike Swenson of the rtonville Independent, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the minutes of the th January 18 regular meeting. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the agenda with noted addition. Commissioners reported on the following committees: Olson - Pioneerland Library; Supporting Hands; RDC; DREAM for Kids/Early Childhood; Personnel Sandberg - MSI; CBSL; Food Shelf; RRB Athey - Personnel; Prairie 5 Attorney Watson reported that he has~ sent notice to FSA and SWCD that the County will not be renewing their leases after November 30th. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by Big Stone County that Dan Meyer, the Big Stone County Veterans Service Officer, be authorized to execute the Grant Contracts for the above-mentioned Projects on behalf of the County. VSO Dan Meyer provided information on his office's activities during the past month for the Board's review. County Recorder Elaine Martig provided the Board with reports on fees collected and vital statistics for 2009 and 2010. Martig reported that her office continues to be in compliance with the recording requirements set by statute in 2007 and is expecting new software for several areas in her office. Recorder Martig requested that the Board set fees for emaUing documents similar to the current fax fees. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to set the following fees for phone and email informationrequests in the Recorder's Office: $.50/page with a $2.00 minimum $5.00 per email or fax Upon the request of County Treasurer Cindy Nelson, motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize the purchase and installation of a payment drop box by the north door of the Courthouse. IT Systems Technician Terry Ocafia provided an update on the County's new email system. The new system allows archiving of all emails so the County is in compliance with federal guidelines. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize payment of the following claims as presented by 'Auditor Knutson: General $47,747.51 Highway 18,609.70 Total $66,357.21 Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to appoint Kesha Schweer as the youth representative to the Extension Committee for a 2-year term. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to approve the new items for display in the rotunda by the Big Stone Arts Council.- Auditor Knutson presented information on proposed cuts to 2011 State aid and credits. ' ..... Discussion was held. ton possible members for the adhoc committee to discuss possible restructuring of county offices. Appointments will be made at the next meeting. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to appoint Commissioners Sandberg and Olson as the Board's representatives to the committee. Chairman Athey adjourned the meeting at 2:26 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Wade Athey, Chairman KDIO Temps Hi Low Feb. 13 44 37 Feb. 14 37 28 Feb. 15 43 27 Feb. 16 46 28 Feb. 17 46 23 Feb. 18 21 8 Feb. 19 19 7 The Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District is interested in leasing approximately 400 square feet of office space to be co-located within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) building. Our winning bid will be contingent to the winning bid of the USDA lease. Please include your cor~tact information, and the price per square foot rental rate. Written notice of availability should be received by 4:30pro on March 1st, 2011 Send responses to: Big Stone SWCD 342 2nd Street NW Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-6149 Ext. 3 605-432-5032 520 County Road 9 Holloway, MN 56249320-394-2171 or 800-368-3310 Notice of Annual Meeting of Members Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Holloway, Appleton, St. Leo, Kensington, Raymond and OrtonviUe, MN and Twin Brooks, SD Wanted to Lease by USDq REQUIREMENT: The U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in Ortonville, Minnesota, is interested in leasing approximately 2900 rentable square feet of office space together with 18 onsite paved parking spaces. The rentable space shall yield between 2400 and 2585 ANSI/BOMA usable square feet of first class office space. Preference will be given to first floor space. TERM: The lease,is for ten years. DELINEATED AREA: To be considered, the building location must be within an area bound on the north by County Highway 12, east by State Highway 75, south by State Highway 7, west by State Highway 7. OCCUPANCY: Space to be ready for occupancy by November 30, 2011. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Building Name and Address or Site Location and Address 2. Location of space within the building. 3. Rentable square feet offered and full-service rental rate per square foot 4. ANSI/BOMA Usable Square Feet and the Common Area Factor 5. Amount of onsite paved parking available 6. Contact Information for Owner or Authorized Agent WRITTEN NOTICE of availability of space must be received by 4 p.m. on March 1. ADDRESS ALL RESPONSES TO: Laura POTTier, Realty Specialist USDA, Farm Service Agency 375 Jackson Street, Suite 400 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-602-7725 Laura.pommier@mn.usda.gov Page 8 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb. 22,2011