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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 conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 6, 2003 MORTGAGORS: Dean J. Strege and Ramona J. Strege, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: J P M o rg a n Chase Bank, N.A. as successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank, FA DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 12, 2003, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 155847. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE:NONE TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13 5th Street Northwest, Ortonville, MN 56278 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 220385000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), Block Fourteen (14), Orton's First Addition, City of Ortonville COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $56,700.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $44,269.74 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: July 30, 2009 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 Mortg.age, 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. 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: May 26, 2009. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 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 60-2186 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14, 2009) NOTICE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE - BY ACTION IN DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: 10 Court File No.: 06-CV-09-54 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE Minnwest Bank Central - Ortonville, Plaintiff/Claimant, VS. Ortonville Properties Partners, LLC, Larson and Swanson Property Partners, LLC and James A. Larson, Defendant/Respondent NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Amended Judgment and Decree enter in the above-entitled action on the 13th day of May, 2009, a certified copy of which has been delivered to me directing the sale of the premises hereinafter described to satisfy the amount found and adjudged due said Plaintiff in the above-entitled action from said defendants, Ortonville Property Partners, LLC, and James A. Larson, the Sheriff of Big Stone County will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, on July 16, 2009, at 10:00 a.m at the Big Stone County Courthouse, in the City of Ortonville, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, the premises and real estate described in the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order for Judgment as referred to in said Amended Judgment and Decree: Lots (Four) 4 and Five (5), Block Ten (10), Orton's First Addition, City of Ortonville. Is~ John Haukos Sheriff of Big Stone County Attorneys for Plaintiff/Claimant: FLUEGEL, ANDERSON, MCLAUGHLIN & BRUTLAG, CHTD. David C. McLaughlin #127383 25 NW 2nd St Suite 102 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2549 (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 2009) INNESOTA p giona! A program of the Upper Minnesota Valley NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION STATE OF MINNESOTA ) Cindy Nelson ) County Treasurer COUNTY OF BIG STONE ) To all persons having an interest in lands described in this notice: You are notified that the parcels of land described in this notice and located in Big Stone County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the State of Minnesota because of nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest and costs levied on those parcels. The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if a redemption is not made by the later of: (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the lands of record at the Office of the County Recorder or (2) by the second Monday in May. The redemption must be made in my office. The following information is listed below: the names of the property owners, tax- payers, and any interested parties who have filed their addresses under M.S. 276.041 ; the legal description and parcel identification number of the parcel; and the amount necessary to redeem the parcel as of the date listed below. Public Notice of Availability Names PIU Amount Satkamal Thind S 25' of Lots 7, 8, 9 & 10, 15-0006-000$ 154.24 Block 1, Original, City of Barry Deecor W 80' of Lot 16, Block 2, 16-0024-000164.28 Original, City of Beardsley Deecor W 80 ' of Lot 17, Block 2, 16-0026-000169.98 Original, City of Beardsley Deecor Lot 1, Block 4, Original 16-0040-000241.11 City of Beardsley Jason Johnson Lot 18, Block 4, Original 16-0053-000201.33 City of Beardsley Deecor Lot 4, Block 6, Original 16-0066-000216.38 City of Beardsley Jeffery & Felicia Athey W 16' of Lot 5 & All Lot 6, 17-0092-000 815.35 Block 5, Erickson's First Addition, City of Clinton Todd Firchau Lot 11 (Ex W 36'), Block 12, 19-0104-000 433.47 Original, City of Graceville Deecor Lots 3 & 4, Block 3, King's 19-0241-000 530.77 Addition, City of Graceville Robert J. Buhl, Jr. W 50' of Lot 15 & W 50' & 19-0253-010 258.98 S 10' of E 80' of Lot 16, Block 4, King's Addition, City of Graceville Martin & Shawn S 27' of Lot 5 & All Lot 8, 21-0115-000 1,807.72 Fredrickson Block 18, Orginal, City of Odessa Martin & Shawn Lots 9, 11 & 12, Block 18, 21-0116-000 212.94 Fredrickson Original, City of Odessa Jennifer Angerhofer GL 6 S of Hwy (Ex OL 26) & 22-0108-000 3,101.17 OL 1 of GL 7 (Ex OL 144 & Part N of Hwy 12), Section 16-121-46, Ortonville City Lands Beverly Starr Lot 5, Block 15, Original, 22-0212-000 2,537.03 City of Ortonville Deecor Lot 15, Block 32, Original 22-0323-000 145.83 City of Ortonville Deecor,Lot 16, Block 32, Original 22-0324-000 327.77 City of Ortonville Deecor Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, 22-0872-000 192.11 Block 2, Scholberg's Addition, City of Ortonville FAILURE TO REDEEM THE LANDS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE LAND AND FORFEITURE TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. Inquiries as to these proceedings can be made to the Big Stone County Trea- surer, whose address is set forth below. Witness my hand and official seal this 15th day of June, 2009. Cindy Nelson Big Stone County Treasurer 20 Second Street SE Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-6395 (June 16 & 23, 2009) NOTICE PRAIRIE FIVE CAC, INC. HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS THROUGH THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (ARRA) FOR THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM Prairie Five CAC, Inc. has been chosen to receive $21,577 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Em, ergency Management Agency. These funds have been appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A local board of representatives will determine who these funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds made available through the ARRA. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must be a private voluntary non-profit, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice non- discrimination, have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. Agencies interested in applying for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Brenda at Prairie Five CAC, Inc P.O. Box 159, 719 N. 7th Street, Suite 302, Montevideo, MN 56265 or by calling 800.292.5437. The deadline for applications to be received is June 26, 2009. (June 16, 2009) PUBLIC NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on June 26, 2009 to act on the following variance application: "lime: 8:45 a.m. Applicant: Tracy G. Menk Legal Description: Lot 10, Sherman's Shoreline, a subdivision of Government Lots 1, 2 & 3, Section 6, Township 122, Range 47 Location of Hearing: 12 miles north of Ortonville on State Hwy. 7 The applicant proposes to replace an old cabin with a new structure measuring 28'x38' using a setback of approximately t 2 feet to the sideyard property line. The variance request is from Section of the Big Stone County Shoreland Management Ordinance which specifies that all structures must be a minimum of 20 feet or 20% of the lot width, whichever is least, from the sideyard property line. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this notice, please inform him/her of the time and place of the hearing. Dated: June 12, 2(3(39 Ronda Maas, Deputy Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 (June 16, 2009) m ml The recent discovery of emerald proof of purchase, with bark attached. ash borer (EAB) in a St. Paul neigh- Unapproved firewood brought to a Uncomposted ash chips and borhood means that people should no state-administered campground will uncomposted ash bark chips greater longer pack firewood when making be confiscated and the transporter is than one inch in two of the three summer camping plans, subject to a $100 fine. dimensions. Minnesota department of Natural People camping on state forestWhile EAB spreads slowly on its Resources (DNR) Commissioner lands outside of a designated camp- own, it can hitch a ride to new areas Mark Holsten on May 20 issued a ground may gather dead wood on the when people transport firewood or revised order dealing with use of fire- ground for campfire use onsite. In other wood products infested with the wood on state land. It will be pub- state parks and designated camp- larvae. lished in the State Register from June grounds in state forests, people are Officials urge Minnesotans to take 15-28. prohibited from scavenging dead steps to keep EAB from spreading: Under the new order, only fire- wood. Don't transport firewood, even wood purchased at a state park or The new order specifies that fire- within Minnesota. from a DNR-approved vendor may be wood ordinating from a quarantined Don't bring firewood along on a brought onto state land. county in Minnesota will be approved camping trip: Approved firewood vendors mustonly for use in that county. Firewood Buy the wood you need locally supply firewood that meets one of the form counties contiguous to quaran- from an approved vendor. following standards: tined counties in Minnesota will be Don't bring extra wood home with Non-ash firewood originating on approved only for use in those coun- you. lands within Minnestoa and within ties. Currently, there is a quarantine Don't buy or move firewood that 100 miles of the DNR land on which on firewood, ash trees and ash prod- came from outside of Minnesota. it is to be used. ucts in Hennepin, Houston and EAB is an invasive beetle that Firewood originating from Ramsey counties, attacks and kills ash trees. Its larvae Minnesota that has been heat-treated To slow the spread of EAB, thekill ash trees by tunneling into the in a kiln certified by the Minnesota quarantine prohibits the movement of wood and cutting off the tree's supply Department of Agriculture. the following items out of Hennepin, of nutrients. Since its accidental Split firewood from Minnesota that Houston and Ramsey counties: introduction into North America, is 100 percent debarked according to Firewood from hardwood (non- EAB has killed millions of ash trees in federal guidelines (removal of bark coniferous) species. 12 states and Ontario, Canada. and outer one-half inch of sapwood). Entire ash trees. With more than 900 million ash The receipt supplied by the Ash limbs and branches, trees, Minnesota is a prime target for approved vendor should be retained as Ash logs or untreated ash lumber EAB. Isabel Wolner's son passes away Stephen Neil Wolner (1949-2009) passed away June 1st. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Longtime mailman, short time bellman, most of all a gentleman. A private family service will be held. Stephen was the son of Isabel Wolner of Ortonville. Memorials may be sent to: The Friends of the St. Paul Library, 325 Cedar Streete, Suit 555, St. Paul, MN 55101 ( Twin Cities Cremation was in charge of arrangements The Ortonuille Independent For all your, printing needs call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 email- mail@ ' ortonvilleindependent .corn Check out our web site at WWW, " 0rt0nvilleindependent .com 5El lORE FOOl YOO00iY BIG STONE II POWER PLANT AND TRANSMISSION PROJECT Final Environmental Impact Statement Western Area Power Administration (Western) has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project. The proposed project would include construction of a 600-MW (net) coal-fired electric power generating station named Big Stone II that would be located adjacent to the existing Big Stone plant in Grant County, South Dakota. Power from the proposed Big Stone II plant would be supplied to the regional interconnected transmission system via new and upgraded transmission lines. The Final EIS analyzes the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed project and the Federal actions proposed in response to the proposed project. The Final EIS contains four volumes: Volume I, the Final EIS; Volume II, Responses to Comments; Volume III, Appendices; and Volume IV, Public Comments. All four volumes of the Final EIS are available for review at public libraries in'Appleton, Benson, Canby, Granite Falls, Kerkhoven, Morris, 0rtonville, and Willmar, Minnesota and Milbank and Watertown, South Dakota as well as at Western's South Dakota Maintenance Office in Huron, South Dakota. Decisions by Western and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be made no sooner than 30 days from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's published Notice of Availability for the Final EIS in the Federal Register. Please note that only printed versions will be available for the Executive Summary and Volumes I and I1. The full Final EIS (Volumes I-IV) is available upon request only in an electronic version. Requests for the Final EIS may be made at: http://www, Or, if you prefer, you may request the Final EIS by calling (800) 336-7288 or by e-mail at BigStoneEIS@wapa,gov. If you have previously requested the Final EIS, a copy will be provided to you. AF4.EA POVVIER US Army Corps ADIVIINISTRATIOI~ of Engineers. The City of Ortonville will be spraying for Tuesday and Thursday summer months. spraying information is available at the City office. Page 4b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, June 16,2009