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Musings from the Museum By Norm Shelsta On this date in the State of Min- nesota History Files followed by an event from the Big Stone County His- tory Files: March 10, 1804-The Upper Louisiana Territory including present- day Minnesota west of the Mississippi River, is formally transferred from France to the United States in a cere- mony in St. Louis. March 10, 1978-Concrete poured to make a swimming pool" with 156 yards of concrete taken across the ice to the YMCA Camp on Manhatten Is- land on Big Stone Lake. One of the .most unusual projects for Lundberg Construction' as a large "bubble" of plastic was built to cover this concrete. March 11, 1863-The Mississippi, Pillager, and Lake Winnibigoshish bands of Ojibwe sign a treaty with the US government that consolidates and expands the Cass Lake, Lake Win- nibigoshish, and Leech Lake Reserva- tions into the Leech Lake Indian Reservation-to north-central Min- nesota. The treaty, which would be renegotiated in 1864, requires numer- ous Ojibwe living elsewhere'in the state to move to Leech Lake. March 11, 1961-Farmers and mer, chants will swap jobs next week when the businessmen will work for the farmers and Tuesday the farmers will work for the businessmen. In 1979 the Inkpa-Du-Ta Ski ,Area in Big Stone City closed due to a lack of snow after being in operation, since 1971. March 12, 18177-Duluth, having suffered a loss of lpopulation, reverts from a city back in|to a town. March 12, 197r6-Graceville spon- sored the Egg, Cakce and Crop Show. March 13, 18518-Kanabec County is fortned out of Pime County. Kanabec is an Ojibwe word ffor "snake," and the Snake River flows I through the county. March 13, 1878-Graceville began as a planned colon3y for Irish Catholic immigrants. The town is named in hone1: of Thomas Grace, Bishop of St. Paul from 1858-1884. March 14, 1841-William Dun- woody is born in Pennsylvania. After settling in Minneapolis in 1869, he would find his fortune in the grain and flour business. By the time of his death in 1914, he would contribute millions of dollars to a number of civic organi- zations, including the Dunwoody In- dustrial Institute. March 14, 1882-Akron Township Board held its first meeting in the School District #25 building. March 15,1941-Thirty-one people, mostly unsuspecting motorists caught on the roads, die in a blizzard, the sec- ond killer snowstorm of the season. March 15, 1881.-Beardsley Post Office opened with Joseph A. Shannon as postmaster. In 1884-Grand Army of the Republic met to try to organize a local post in Orton's big block build- 1,009.46 Acres of Improved and Unimproved Bi00g Stone County Minnesota Land - Including Farms with Existing Farm Im=provements, Farms with Productive Cropland & Farms Inclusive of a Mixlture of Cropland and Areas Which May Provide Some Excellent Hunting and Wildlife Production Habitat We will offer the following real property at auction at FARM #1 Which is the Sale Sitte at 3319 740th Ave.; or located from the Jct. of Hwys. #75 & #12 in Ortonville, MN- 9 miles north on Hwy. #75 to the St. Paufi Luttheran Church (Two Mile Church)- Jct. of Hwys. #75 & 330th St., then approx. 1.25 miles west on 330th St. and 1/8th mile south on, 740th Ave.; from Clinton, MN - 2 miles south on Hwy. #75, then approx. 1.25 miles west on 330th St. and 1/8tfh mile south on 740th Ave. SALE DATE: TUESDAY APRIL 6, 2010 SALE TIME: 10:00 AM Open House on Farm #1 - Sunday March 28th from 2:00 to 4:001 PM or by appointment arranged with Dale Martig - ph. 320-325-59q5 AUCTIONEERS NOTE: In accordance with the instructions of Jerome & Eleanor Steen and their generosity througlh their estates and their benevolent charitable gift to the Children's Care Foundation for the benefit of the Children's Care Hospital & School located in Sioux Falls, SD, we will offer the following real property at public auction. This auction includes several parcels of land which are all located within a close proximity to one another as all of this land is sittuated within Sections 28, 29, 30, 31an d 32 of Almond Township of Big Stone County, Minnesota - with these farms located between Ortonville and Clinton, MN. FARM #1:235.70 Acres - LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The W 1/2 NE 1/4, the E 1/2 NW 1/4, and the W 1/I2 NW 1/4 (Exc. Parcel 17), all in Sec. 32, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big'Stone Co., MN. ' Farm #1 includes a total of approx. 235.70 acres and includes a modern 3 bedroom Ranch Style Homee with an attached dguble garage and some older out- buildings including an unattached garage, wooden barn, wooden granary and other site improvements;, as well as a denserove situated on the north side of the bldg. site. The acreage is serviced by the Agralite Electric Coop and a well w/pressure system. Accordiing to the Big Stone County Assessor, FARM #1 consists of a total of approx. 235.70 AcreS which according to FSA information is estimated to contain approx. 172.22 Acres of Cropland with a projected 120.2 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield, a 28.4 acre corn base with an 83 bu. direct & CC yield and a 21.8 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield. The non-tillable acres on this farm are cOmprised of the building site & grove, a small lake, +23 acre pasture, waterway and roads. According to information ob- tained from Surety Agri-data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Productivity Index of 77.4. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling to rolling. FARM #2:141.49 Acres Unimproved with Mixture of Productive Cropland, Portion of a Lake, Slough & Other Waterfowl, Hunting & Recreational Habitat - Lo- cated Directly east of Farm #1. - LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The NE 1/4 NE 1/4 (+40 Acres), the SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Exc. LotA, and the E 1/2 SE 1/4 (+101.49 Acres), all in Sec. 32, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big Stone Co., MN. Farm #2 consists of a total of approx. 141.49.acres and is essentially the E 1/2 of the E 1/2 of Sec. 32 Except an 18.40 acre building site previously soid off of this property. According to FSA information this 141.49 acre parcel has approx. 90.04 acres of croplan(d with a projected 73.58 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield, an 11.6 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield and a 2.45 acre corn baste with an 83 bu. direct & CC yield. The non-tillable acres on this farm are comprised of lake; waterway, slough & roads. According to information obtained from ,CSurety Agri-data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Productivity Index of 69.3. This is an excellent property for the investor, hunter and wildlife enthusiast im the market for a property with a mixture of farm income and recreational amenities. FARM #3 - 160 Acres - Located at the NE Corner of the Jct. of 740th Ave. & 330th St. - LEGAL DESCFRIPTION: The E 1/2 SE 1/4 of Sec. 29 and the W 1/2 SW 1/4 of Sec. 28, all in T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big Stone Co., MN. FARM #3 consists of approx. 160 acres and is a parcel of land with a mixture of productive cropland amd nontillable areas comprised of tree grove, a few areas of lowland/slough and roads. According to FSA information this farm is presently designated as Tr. #6413 which is indicated to contain approx. 160 acres of farm- land with approx. 125.6 acres of cropland with a 55.1 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield., a 46.9 acre corn base with an 83 bu. direct & CC yield and a 23.6 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield. According to information obtained from Surety Agri-data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Productivity Index of 82.5. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling to rolling. FARM #4 - 40 Acres - Located directly north of Farm #1 at the NW Corner oi the Jct. of 740th Ave. & 3;30th St. - LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 29, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big Stone Co., MN. FARM #4 consists approx. 40 acres and is a parcel of land with an extremely high percentaga tillable. According to FSA information this farm is estimated to con- tain approx. 35.94 Acres of Cropland with a projected 33.5 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield and a 2.4 acre corn base with an 83 bu. direct & CC yield. According to information obtained from Surety Agri-data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Productivity Index of 88.2. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling. FARM #5 - 235.76 Acres - Located from the NE Corner of Farm #1 (Jct. of 740th Ave. & 330th St.) - 1/2 mile north on 740th Ave[to the SE Corner of Farm #6; or from the Jct. Hwys. #75 & Co. Rd. #6 (310th St.) in Clinton, MN - 2 miles west on Co. Hwy. #6 (310th St.) and 1 mile south on 750th Ave. to the NWCorner of Farm #5. - LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The W 1/2 NE .1/4 and the NW 1/4, Exc. Parcel 7 located in the W 1/2 NW 1/4, all in Sec. 29, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big Stone Co., MN. According to the Big Stone County Assessor Farm #5 consists of a total of approx. 235.76 acres. This is' a well located parcel of land with an excellent steel quonset machine shed and remnants of an old farmstead inclusive of some other older improvements and a dense grove. Farm # 5 has a relatively high per- centage tillable, as FSA indicates this Farm to contain a total of approx. 223.60 acres of cropland with the non-tillable portion comprised mostly of an old farm- stead with grove and a few acres of lowland/slough and some pockets of lowland and waterway; with a projected 134.0 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield and an 82.0 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield. According to information obtained from Surety Agri-Data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Productivity Index of 85.9. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling to rolling. FARM #6 - 66.07 Acres - Located from the NE Corner of Farm #1 - 3/4 mile west at the NW Corner of the Jct. of 750th Ave. & 330th St. - LEGAL DESCRIP- TION: The S 1/2 of the SE 1/4, Exc. LotA (Acreage Site) & also Exc. Parcel 10 located in the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, all in Sec. 30, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Stone Co., MN. B,gM #6 consists of a parcel of land Which according to the Big Stone County Assessor consists of approx 86.07 acres. Farm #6 has a relatively high percent- age tillable, as much of the non-tillable land on what originally was an 80 acre farm was included in the acreage site which was previously sold off of this farm.. According to FSA information this farm is estimated to contain approx. 60 acres of cropland with a 28.3 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield and a 24.0 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield. According to information obtained from Surety Agri-data, Inc. it is indicated that this farm has a Produc- tivity Index of 88.0. The nontillable acres on this farm consist primarily of waterways & road. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling to rolling. FARM #7. - 130:44 Acres - Located from the NE Corner of Farm #1 - 3/4 mile west at'the SW Corner of the Jct. of 750th Ave. & 330th St.; or directly south of Farm #6 - LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The NE 1/4 Except the S 1/2SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and also Except the W 1/2SW1/4SE1/4NE1/4; and also Except Parcel 16 in the E 1/2 NE 1/4; Sec. 31, T. 123N., R. 46W., (Almond Twp.), Big Stone Co., MN. FARM #7 consists of a parcel of land which according to the Big Stone County Assessor consists of approx. 130.44 acres. Farm #7 has a relatively high percent- age.tillable, as much of the non-tillable land was previously deeded to the State of MN for wildlife production habitat with lies adjacent to the south of Farm #7. According to FSA information this farm is estimated to contain approx. 128.1 acres of cropland with a 23.7 acre wheat base with a 33 bu. direct & CC yield and a 82.0 acre soybean base with a 25 bu. direct & CC yield. According to information obtained from Surety Agri-data, Inc. it is iddicated that this farm has a Produc- tivity Index of 84.5. The nontillable acres on this farm consist primarily of a grove of trees, waterways, a pocket of lowland and road. The general topography of this farm is gently rolling to rolling. TERMS: Cash - A 15% non-refundable downpayment on the day of the sale and the balance'on or before May 20,. 2010 with full possession for the 2010 crop year. All of the RE taxes payable in 2010 will be paid by the sellers with the buyer to be responsible for 100% of the RE taxes payable in 2011. Upon payment in full of the sale price Marketable Title will be conveyed by Limited Warranty Deeds, with the exception of .23 acre parcel acquired from Agralite Coop situated in the SE Corner of Sec. 29 which may be conveyed by a Quit Claim Deed; and at the option of the seller either abstracts of title continued to date will be provided for examination or owners title insurance will be provided, if title ins. is uti- lized the cost of the owner's policy will be divided 50-50 between the buyer & seller. This property is sold based on the acres as stated on the county tax records, with the acres un- derstood to be "more or less." The sellers do not warranty or guarantee that existing fences lie on the true and correct boundary and any new fencing, if any, will be the responsibility of the purchaser pursuant to MN law. FSA cropland acres, yields, bases, payments and other information is estimated and not guaranteed and is subject to County Committee Ap- )reval. This property is sold subject to existing easements, restrictions, reservations or highways of record, if any, as well as any or all applicable Big Stone Co., MN Zoning Ordi- nances. Information contained herein is deemed to be correct but is not guaranteed. The RE licensees in this transaction stipulate that they are acting as agents for the owner. Sold subject to confirmation of the Owner. For additional information contact the auctioneers. Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $44.95 CHILDREN'S CARE HOSPITAL & SCHOOL, Owner (Former Jerome & Eleanor Steen Property) Brian Bonde - CCHS Foundation President - Sioux Falls, SD - ph. 605-782-2331 Craig O. Ash, Ash & Reedstrom Law Office - Attorney and Closing Agent for the Seller, Ortonville, MN, ph, 320-839-2551 CHUCK SUTTON - Auctioneer & Land Broker - Lic. #59-26 - Sioux Falls, SD - ph. 605-336-6315 & Flandreau, SD- ph. 605-997-3777 PAUL NELSON - Auctioneer & RE Broker - Lic. #59-37 - Pipestone, MN - ph. 507-825-3093 ing. March 16, 1912-Clyde Elmer An- derson is born in Brainerd. A cham- "pion of social and humanitarian causes, he would serve a record eleven years as the state's lieutenant governor be- ginning in 1939 and then as the state'g 28th governor from 1951 to 1955. He died in 1998. March 16, 1880:Toqua Township was established. It was named after two lakes in the center of the township- originally called the Tokua Brothers Lakes. Hunting, wildlife programs receive funding for projects U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced that Minnesota will receive $30,978,760 to support hunting, sport fishing, fish and wildlife conservation and education programs across Min- nesota. The funds will be made avail- able through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). "No matter what the season, Min- nesotans proudly carry on long-stand- ing outdoor traditions, including hunting and fishing," said Klobuchar. "In the land of 10,000 lakes, we recog- nize the value of the great outdoors, and these funds will continue to protect our naturalhind, water and wildlife habitats so that we can enjoy them for generations to come." The WSFR program works to con- serve and manage fish and ildlife and their habitats. Minnesota is expected to use the funding to provide technical assistance, instructor training, curricu- lum development and other support to the Minnesota Hunter Recruitment and Retention Program. Klobuchar seres on the Senate En- vironment and Publics Works Com- mittee and is a cosponsor of the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act. ................................ 00e;ii ............................ F'7.-'',. .... 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Locally Grown Beef Per Lb 1t IBIKII Hamburger Patties ......... $2.69 QUARTERS & SIDES...I./ Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. A $3 HICKORY SMOKED B CON .................................................. 49 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 00INDEPENDENT Page 11