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Public notices 00T,CE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME SALE STATE OF MINNESOTA t NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 03, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $128,900.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Delmon Fuglie and Linda Fuglie, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: April 04, 2007 Big Stone County Recorder Document Number: 162460 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: December 06, 2010 Recorded: January 03, 2011 Big Stone County Recorder Document Number: 168193 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 100010401465662944 Lender or Broker: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone Property Address: 37188 Lagoona Beach Rd S, Ortonville, MN 56278-2014 Tax Parcel ID Number: 04-0163-000 / 04-0160-010 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot "F" of Outlot Two (2) of Government Lot One (1), Section Nineteen (19), Township One Hundred Twenty-two (122) North, Range Forty- six (46) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, according to the Auditor's Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, In Book 4 of Plats, on page 281 AND Lot "E" of Outlot Two (2) of Government Lot One (1), Section Nineteen (19), Township One Hundred Twenty-two (122) North, Range Forty- six (46) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, according to the Auditor's Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, In Book 4 of Plats, on page 260 AND Lot "K" of Outlot Two (2) of Government Lot One (1), Section Nineteen (19), Township One Hundred Twenty-two (122) North, Range Forty- six (46) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, according to the Auditor's Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, In Book 5 of Plats, on page 2. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $131,491.50 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; 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: June 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, Courthouse, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortg.age and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. 580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on December 16, 2011, or the next business day if December 16, 2011 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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, 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: May 02, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford & Geske, P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 019531F01 (May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7, 2011) 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 THISACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 5, 2004 MORTGAGOR: Edward G. Kowalzyk, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Option One Mortgage Corporation n/k/a Sand Canyon Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 19, 2004, Big Stone County Recorder, Document .No. 157460. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as trustee for ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2004-OPIAsset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Dated: June 10, 2009, Recorded: June 16, 2009, Document No. 165814. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Option One Mortgage Corporation n/k/a Sand Canyon Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 64912 County Road 52, Chokio, MN 56221 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 09-0068-000 and 09-00068-011 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Amended Lot 1 of Lot A of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 13, Township 124, Range 45, Big Stone County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $93,075.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $107,479.96 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; 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: June 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Big Stone County Sheriff's Office, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonville MN 56278 to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. 580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single:family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2011, unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "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: May4, 2011. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 40-2774 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21, 2011) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY In Re: Estate of SCOTT RANDALL GEORGE, Deceased A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent's last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on June 15, 2011 at 8:00 am. by this Court at Ortonville, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1- 401) and persons who have filed .a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-204. 2.Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: May 25, 2011 BY THE COURT Peter A. Hoff, Judge of District Court Sandee Tollefson, Court Administrator by Julie Berger Attorney for Petitioner Craig O. Ash Ash Law Office, LLC 25 NW 2nd Street NW #101 Ortonville, MN 56278 Attorney License No. 0218157 Telephone (320) 839-2551 Fax: (320) 839-2553 Email: craig @ashlawoffices.com (May 31 & June 7, 2011) THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF IV|nnesota Statutes Chapter 333 THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE Tie filing of an assumed name does ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE not provide a user with exclusive rights TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT to that name. The filing is required for AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. consumer protection in order to enable NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that consumers to be able to identify the true default has occurred in the conditions of owner of a business. the following described mortgage: Tte exact assumed name under DATE OF MORTGAGE: December which the business is or will be 28, 1995 conducted:. QUILTS OF MANY ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF COLORS MORTGAGE: $36,349.00 . The address of the principal place of MORTGAGOR(S): Ted L. Van Hoorn business: 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE, and Paula D. Swanson, both single ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 people The name and complete street MORTGAGEE: Norwest Mortgage, address of all persons conducting Inc., a California corporation, n/k/aWells business under the above Assumed Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. corporate, LLC or Limited Partnership DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed name and registered office address: December 29, 1995, Big Stone County DIANE L. WOLFF Recorder, Document No. 142177 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 Assigned to: None This certificate is an amendment of LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF Certificate of Assumed Name originally PROPERTY: Lots 7 (Seven) and 8 filed on October20, 2008. (Eight) of Block 2 (Two) of Point Place I, the undersigned, certify that I am Addition to the City of Ortonville, Big signing this document as the person Stone County, Minnesota whose signature is required, or as agent STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY; of the person(s) whose signature would 558 Cliff Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 be required who has authorized me to COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS sign this document on his/her behalf, or LOCATED: Big Stone County, in both capacities. I further certify that I Minnesota have completed all required fields, and THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE that the information in this document is DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE true and correct and in compliance with OF DATE OF THE NOTICE: $34,695.34 the applicable chapter of Minnesota THAT no action or proceeding has Statutes. I understand that by signing been instituted at law to recover the this document I am subject to the debt secured by said mortgage, or any penalties of perjury as set forth in part thereof; that there has been Section 609.48 as if I had signed this compliance with all pre-foreclosure document under oath. notice and acceleration requirements of Dated: May 23, 2011 said mortgage, and/or applicable Diane L. Wolff, Propriortress statutes; Diane L. Wolff, Contact Person PURSUANT to the power of sale 320-839-2162 contained in said mortgage, the above (May 31 & June 7, 2011) described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: July 14, NOTICE 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Big Stone County The Upper Minnesota River Sheriff's office, in the lobby, 20 Watershed District has a board manager Southeast Second Street, Ortonville, position available for appointment. Any Minnesota interested person residing in the district to pay the debt then secured by said may submit their name for consideration mortgage, and taxes, if any actually paid to the Big Stone County Board of by the mortgagee, on said premises, Commissioners, 20 2nd St. SE, and the costs and disbursements Ortonville, MN by June 24, 2011. allowed by law. The time allowed by law (June 7, 2011) for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date PROCEEDINGS OF of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or THE BIG STONE the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by COUNTY BOARD judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 17, May 3, 2011 2012. The Big Stone County Board of THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR Commissioners met in the Commissioner's REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 3, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL 2011. Chairman Athey called the meeting REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, to order with Commissioners Berning, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS. OIson, Sandberg and Wulff present. Also IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED present were Mike Swenson of the UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES .Ortonville Independent, Sheriff John SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, Haukos, Family Services Director Gale AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE Mittelstaedt, County Attorney Bill Watson MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL Pledge of Allegiance followed. DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE Attorney Watson requested that his UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED office be allowed to get access to the Law IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, Enforcement Technology Group (LETG) AND ARE ABANDONED..-,-records program. Sheriff Haukos stated Dated: May 19, 2011 ', "that it would be beneficial for both offices WELLS FARGO RANK I(. ==for..theAttorney's Office to have access. ...... Mort 'a ....... ee "....rbere may be a one-time, fee .f $1,000, REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. g g ,but the annua mantenance s already by/s/ . being paid by the Sheriff's Department. Rebeca F. Schiller, Esq. . Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Berning Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. : and carried to authorize the Attorney's N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. Office to use LETG. James J. Pauly, Esq. Motion by Berning, seconded by Olson Leah K. Weaver, Esq. and carried to approve the minutes of the Brian F. Kidwell, Esq. April 19 th regular meeting. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. . Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and Attorneys for Morgagee carried to approve the agenda with noted 25 North Dale Street addition. St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 HR Director Sue Schuitz arrived at the (651) 209-9760 meeting. Commissioners reported on the (E0436) following committees: THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Olson - Collaborative; Small Cities with (May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2011) RDC; RDC Sandberg - MSI; Food Shelf; Property Athey - Prairie 5; Toqua Park NOTICE Wulff- Extension; Toque Park Upon the request of Sheriff Haukos, EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT mottion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg DISTRICT COURT and carried to authorize the sale of the old PROBATE DIVISION K-9 squad for $1,200 to Schrader's Law Court File No. 06-PR-11-132 Enforcement Supply, who is outfitting the STATE OF MINNESOTA new one. COUNTY OF BIG STONE Motion by Cleon, seconded by NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING Sandberg and carried to authorize ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF payment of the following claims as WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF presented by Auditor Knutson: PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND Big Stone SWCD $ 3,000.00 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Kris Engineering 3,837.22 In Re: Estate of Office of the State Auditor 3,889.14 LOIS E. WERNER Waste Management 8,600.38 Decedent William Watson 4,109.88 It is Ordered and Notice is given that 45 Pymts Less Than $2,000 !0,090.43 on July 6, 2011, at 8:00 A.M., a hearing Total $33,527.05 will be held in this Court at Big Stone Motion by Olson, seconded by County Courthouse, 20 Second Street Sandberg and carried to close the meeting SE, Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal at 8:43 AM as permitted for attorney-client probate of an instrument purporting to privilege per MS 13Dib5. be the Will of the Decedent dated Motion by Sandberg, seconded by February 7, 1980, and for the Berning and carried to reopen the meeting appointment of Louis G. Werner, as at 8:44 AM. Personal Representative of the Estate Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and of a Decedent in a SUPERVISED carried to reclose the meeting at 8:45 AM administration, for another matter as permitted for Any objections to the petition must be attorney-client privilege per MS 13D.05. filed with the Court prior to or raised at Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff the hearing. If proper and if no and carried to reopen the meeting at 9:23 objections are filed or raised, the AM. Personal Representative will be Attorney Watson reported that the lease appointed with full power to administer for Countryside Public Health is up in May the Estate including the power to collect of 2012. Consensus was for Attorney all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, Watson to send a letter to Mr. Jim Kaye taxes and expenses, to sell real and notifying him of our intent not to renew the personal property, and to do all lease. necessary acts for the Estate. Attorney Watson also reported that the Notice is also given that (subject to most recent post conviction relief petition Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors wasdenied. having claims against the Estate are VSO Dan Meyer presented the Book of required to present the claims to the Honor he made. Meyer also provided Personal Representative or to the Court information on his office's activities during Administrator within four months after the past month for the Board's review. the date of this Notice or the claims will The Property Committee reported that be barred, they are waiting for a 3 rd quote for the A charitable beneficiary may request installation of a wall for the server room. notice of the probate proceedings be Discussion was held on the new given to the Attorney General pursuant rev, olving loan fund established by Big to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd.5. Stone Area Growth (BSAG). The Cities of Dated: May-25, 2011 Ortonville and Graceville are providing the Gerald J, Seibel, match, but because an application was Judge of District Court received for someone outside of city limits, Julie Berger, they are requesting that the County invest Deputy Court Administrator in it as well. Motion by Olson, seconded Attorney for Petitioner by Berning and carried to authorize $2,600 Charles E. Paschke, LTD as an investment into the BSAG revolving Attorney at Law loan fund. Box 189 Commissioner Olson provided an 610 - 8th Avenue update on the possible restructuring at the Howard Lake, MN 55349 Courthouse. Consensus was to convene Attorney ID No. 8427X the citizen advisory committee that was (June 7 & 14, 2011) established and get their input. ,I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! I A brief discussion was held on redistricting for commissioner districts. IT Systems Technician Terry Ocafa reported that there is a technology grant opportunity for document imaging. The matter will be discussed at Welfare Board and then brought back to the Board for further discussion. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and caffied to authorize the following temporary emergency hires for the Splash Program as presented by HR Director Sue Schultz: Chris Fellows at Grade 3 Step 3 Marissa Baerwaldt at Grade 3 Step 1 One to be decided at Grade 3 Step 1 All hires will be contingent upon background checks. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Berning and carried to authorize the hiring of Ron Haugen as the Toqua Park Caretaker at Grade 1 Step 2 effective May 7, 2011. HR Director Schultz read the resignation letter she received from Appraiser Travis Scoblic, who was also present. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to accept the resignation with regret and appreciation. Motion by OIson, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve additional hours for the part-time custodian to be the fill-in at Toqua Park. Commissioner Wulff left the meeting. At 10:00 AM with various bidders and Highway Technicians present, County Engineer Nick. Anderson opened and read the following bids received: SAP 006-610-023 & SAP 006-613-007 BIDDER AMOUNT Bituminous Paving $ 836,148.00 Central Specialties $ 856,882.31 Mark Sand & Gravel $1,077,379.50 SAP 006-622-006 BIDDER AMOUNT Central Specialties $ 873,977.45 J & J Earthworks $ 845,631.75 Kuechle Underground $ 984,429.26 Ronglien & Sons Excav. $ 820,071.92 States Borders Constr. $ 749,148.85 Technicians Mark Dietz and Terry LaVoi took the bids to the Auditor's Office for review and tabulation. Engineer Anderson reported that, in the future, all bids will be opened and reviewed at the Highway Department and then brought to the Board for awarding. Engineer Anderson reported on the costs of snow plowing. Discussion was held on spring drainage issues. Engineer Anderson reported that the weir on County Ditch 2 did not impact flooding and that the flooding issues on Highway 12 would be helped with a tile over the long term. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to award the bid on SAP 006- 610-023 & SAP 006-613-007 to Bituminous Paving. Engineer Anderson discussed the cell phone policy with regard to a data plan and phone..The Board referred the matter to the IT committee. Discussion was held on the installation of a fish screen on County Road 62. Engineer Anderson reported that a new concrete culvert is needed first. The Highway Department will be installing some signage by the new playground in Lakeside Park. Discussion was held on the cleaning of county road ditches. Engineer Anderson reviewed the process. Board consensus was to continue with the current process where the landowner may apply for a permit from the Highway Department for cleaning them. Attorney Watson left the meeting. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke, Steve Berkner from CBSL, Amos Wollman from Lismore Colony and Scott Thaden from Anez Consulting were present for a discussion on an amendment to the Colony's CUP to "remove the condition requiring bio-filters on the finishing barn and allow geo-thermal technology to be placed on both barns, which will allow them to meet OFFSET numbers." Mr. Thaden presented information on new technology regarding odor control and the OFFSET Model. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to approve the amendment based on the facts presented. Attorney Watson returned to the meeting. Motion by Olson, seconded by Beming and carried to authorize the expenditures to demolish the structure, clear the lot and restore the shoreline on the tax forfeiteci- property in Sunset View and as presented by Environmental Officer Wilke. Chairman Athey adjourned the meeting at 11:05 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Wade Athey, Chairman Court report (Week of May 31, 2011) Big Stone County Sheriff's Office Garrett Matthew Heisinger, Clinton, Instruction Permit Violations, Speeding, 70/55, Traffic Regulation, Fined $360. Arthur Eugene, Jr. Argo, Wilmot, SD, Traffic-DWI, Fined $1,500, Local Confinement Stay 90 days for three years, Supervised Probation three years. Cynthia Lynn Scholberg, Ortonville, Traffic Regulation, Fined $135. MN State Patrol Cody Alvin Sigler, Clinton, Traffic Regulation, Seat Belt Required, Fined $110. Nicole Susan Keirnes, St. Paul, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. David Harold Ohrtman, Ortonville, Speeding, 74/55, Fined $145. Robert Michael Needham, Graceville, Traffic Regulation-Seat Belt Required, Fined $110. Carol Marie Thompson, Ortonville, Traffic Regulation-Seat Belt Required, Fined $110. Ortonville Police Department Cassey Ann Bell, Ortonville, Speeding, 56/30, Driving without a Valid License, Traffic Regulation- Uninsured Vehicle, Fined $ 1,090. USDA benefits and conservation compliance 2011 will be an interesting year for Minnesota crop producers. High commodity prices may drive produc- ers to use every available acre this year. Many producers have also pur- chased or are renting different land on which they may not be aware .of exist- ing converted wetland or highly erodi- ble lands. Minnesota State Executive Director Linda Hennen of USDA's Farm Service Agency wants to cau- tion producers participating in USDA programs to think about every new acre to be planted. Will the new land meet conservation compliance eligi- bility? Will the planting of a convert- ed wetland on one farm cause loss of FSA benefits on all farms in which you have an interest? Changes that could impact conser- vation compliance eligibility issues include, but are not limited to: Clearing timber areas to create or to expand existing crop areas Converting a pasture field into a crop field Cropping areas on a farm that have not been cropped in recent years Draining a wet spot in a field to make cropping easier Operating new land that may have converted wetlands and cannot be planted There are highly erodible and wet- lands provision questions that need to be considered each year by producers to ensure that they remain eligible for USDA benefits. Producers are reminded that in order to be eligible for USDA programs; compliance with Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provi- sions are required. Farmers with Highly Erodible (HEL) determined soils are reminded of tillage, crop residue, and rotation requirements as specified per their conservation con- tract. Producers are strongly encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center prior to conducting land clear- ing or drainage projects to assure eli- gibility is maintained. Local training on Adaptive/ Assisve Equipment Join us for an exciting day filled with opportunities to learn about life-changing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities, seniors and others who wish to remain independent in their own home! Free and open to the public. STOP: visit equipment vendors/displays - LOOK: at the amazing life changing technology LISTEN: to speakers talk about living in your own home "LEARN: meet )'our local experts and pick up a resource kit Please join us for Part 3 - Invest in Independence Innovative Tools in Action at one of the locations below: Mankato ] Marshall I Bemidji I St. Cloud I Duluth [ Fergus Fells I Maple Plain ' ,i" "" ...... Page 12 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, June 7, 20 i 1