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notices meeting for tax credits to be approved for Water Monitor, Inc. - $9,000.00, Nelson Electric, Inc. $3,900.00. Sonny's Color Printing - $7,710.00 and Pro Auto - $9,000.00. IIFICATION OF OF THE WITHIN THE LAW IS NOT IS ACTION. GIVEN, that COnditions of the February 20, D. Molden husband and Bank & 31 = RECORDING: !998, Big Stone ent No. OF Nineteen (19), and :ig Stone PROPERTY IS AMOUNT OF CLAIMED TO OF NOTICE, PAID BY .18 of proceeding Mortgagee requirements as no action or  instituted at law or r the debt secured 3ower of sale the above . sold by the I follows: SALE: Tuesday, AM steps of Big City of secured by said if any, on said costs and fees to redemption the date of their FROM ON BY LAW FOR ASSIGNS, FIVE WEEKS IS ENTERED STATUTES THAT THE ARE IESIDENTIAL THAN FIVE USED REDUCTION, 20O2 FSB Mortgagee PJk FROM I, 2002) OISTRICT OF OF for will, under Minn. Stat. been filed with has been t. 2, Box 30, as of the or other be to Unless With the Court 524.3-6O7) and the person= power to after 30 Issuance of Sell, encumber, or Personal filed with this the Court petition Estate are claims to the ) or to the Court months after or the claims will Iana Shelstad, MN 55350 this tot NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING The Big Stone County Housing & Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Heanng on Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at Lakeside Apartments, located at 301 N.W. First Street, Ortonville, MN 56278. The Hearing will take place at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the Hearing is to receive citizen's comments on the Big Stone County Department of Community Development Small Cities Development Program Grant for Big Stone County, received from the MN Department of Trade & Economic Development. County residents are invited to attend this meeting and voice any comments they have in regard to this program. The Housing Authority is prepared to submit the final report to DTED on the project. All of the work called for in the APRPeliCation is completed at this time. sidents can also submit written comments to the Housing Authority by 4:30 P.M. on October 8, 2002. Submit these comments to: Mary R. Beling Executive Director/I-IRA 133 N.W. Second Street Ortonville, MN 562"78 (Sept. 24, 2002) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FILE NO. P1-02-144 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY Estate of HARVEY L KIDMAN, Decedent A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years age, leaving property in Minnesota and. requests the probate of Decedent's last will, if any, and the descent of such be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Pe "tion 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 en, that the Petition will be heard on ober 23, 2002 at 8:30 A.M. by this Court at tbe Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota. (I) Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524."I- 401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Star. 524.3-204. (2) Notice shall be given by publishing the Notice and Order as provided by law and b.: Mailing a copyOf this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: Sept, 16, 2002 Peter/ Heft, ........ ...... " Judge UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Tourism money and. lodging tax revenues were discussed. Mayor I;)innel suggested that the EDA become the agency that deals with distribution of the money. Mary Ann Ulrich spoke conceming all the work that the Tourism Committee has been doing to promote the Ortonville area. She also agreed that the EDA should be the appropriate roup to handle the tourism monies. his will be tabled until the EDA Committee could be approached on their interest of handling tourism. NEW BUSINESS: Arndt has been approached by Barb Voecks, TNT Project coordinator, about getting the City department heads involved in the program. Voecks explained the needs for technology in all City departments. A meeting will be set up to familiarize the department heads on technology. Bids for the replacement of windows at the Clubhouse were questioned and tabled to the next council meeting. To be in accordance with the City policy of no refund of golf memberships after July 1st, Berkner moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously denying the partial refund of a golf membership to Beth Tinklenberg. Mayor Dinnel requested Chief Hormann to organize a moment of silence for the September 11 th disaster. Since Water Monitor's has not reported back to the City on their findings of the study for utility billing and meter reading, Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously directing the City Clerk to write a letter to Water Monitors requesting their presence at a council meeting with a report on the system. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously to hold a special council meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 P.M. to approve the 2003 Budget and Levy. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Dotty moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto, Dinnel adjourned the September 3, 2002 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:05 P.M. SPECIAL SESSION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2002 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Dinnel called the special meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Lenore Sell,n, Mike Dorry, Mel Reinke, Dan Oakes with the following absent: Lisa Berkner, Anie Arndt. MCity Staff Present: Char Groasman. edia Present: Dennis Just,son. Others Present: None Upon recommendation of the Budget Committee, Oakas moved and Relnke seconded that a resolution be adopted approving the 2002 Tax Levy, Collectible in 2003 (RES-02-091). With all members voting in favor, the motion carded. Upon recommendation of the Budget Committee, Reinke moved and Dorry seconded thSt a resolution be adopted approving the 2003 City BLKtget (P- Diana Shelstad, 0?,.,092). With all membersoting  Court Administrator favor, the motion carried. Donald R. Kiosterbuer / ADJOURNMENT: Skewes, Klosterbuer & Vajgrt, LLP. /i There being no further business to 120 N. McKanzie come before the Council, Oakas moved Box 538 the adjoummant of the meeting and with Luveme, MN 56156-0538 Telephone 507-283-9111 Attorney License #56674 (Sept. 24, Oct. 1,2002) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2002 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Lisa Berkner, Lenore Sell,n, Mike Dotty, Art,s Arndt, Mel Reinke with the following absent: Dan Oakes. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curtis Hormann. Media present: John Paulson, Dennis Justison. Others Present: Odou Mittelstaedt, Mary Ann Ulrich, Barb Voecks. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments. were offered by Reinke and seconded by Sellin andthe motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda additions and deletions: Add to New Business: 13.i 9-11 CX)sewance- 13.j Water Monitors; Inc. 13.k Special Council Meeting 13.1TNT Project Delete from New Business: 13.f *Adopt resolution approving budget 13.g *Adopt rasolution approving levy CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by council member Amdt, and seconded by council member Berkner, to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of August 19, 9002. 13.a: Resolution approving additional 2002 ElectiOn Judges for the Primary and General Elections (RES-02-088). 13.b: Resolution approving NOVA Consulting Invoice (RES-02-089). 13.c:  approving the resignation of Pat Hyatt from the Planning Board. 13.d: Resolution approving Big Stone Co. Highway Department pay request #9 (lies 02-090). lb.e: Motion approving the resignation of Dr. Robert Ross as City Health Officer. 15. M(Xk approving payment of bs ='=membem'"" voting in favor, the motion cerdod. COMMITTEE/BOARD REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: Upon recommendation of the Border City Tax Credit Committee, Dinnel movedm-,d Reinke seconded and the motion passed 5-0 with Arndt abstaining, approving the recommendations of the August 8th no objections thereto, Dinnel adjourned the September 12, 2002 special meetingof the Ortonville City Council at 7:05 P.M. Chadeen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD / September 3, 2002 The Big stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of ?llegiance followed. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to approve the minutes of the August 20 t" regular . meeting. Motion by Maas, seconded by Torserson and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Attorney Watson reported that the informational meeting with Ehlers & Associates is scheduled for September 4 th at 7:00 PM at the Senior Citizens Center in Ortonville. County Engineer Nick Anderson, County Assessor Sandy Void and Environmental Officer Darren Wilke were present for a discussion on conflicts of interest with Attorney Watson. Watson left the meeting. Upon the recommendation of Sheriff Joe Berning, motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to hire temporary Deputy Terry Wood for the regular full time position vacated by the resignation of Deputy John Haukos. Sheriff Berning reported that Big Stone County was awarded a COPS grant. Discussion was held with Sheriff Beming on the presence of methamphetamine in the County. Following a short break, RD Schreiner was present for a discussion on his building across the street from the Courthouse. After Schreiner's departure, discussion continued on the office space needs of the County. VSO/Emersency Mgmt Director Doug Tomschin was present to discuss the RDC's proposal to write a Hazards Mitigation Plan for the County as required by FEMA. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Torgerson and carried to hire the RDC to complete the plan. ii Discussion was held regarding Tomshin's service to non.county resident veterans. The Personnel Committee will continue to work on the issue. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on September 3, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE Barr's Electric 424.98; Bear Graphics 146.97; Chief Supply 163.52; Countryside Public Health 2,000.00; Grant County 2,950.00; H & A Administrators 244.00; H & H Car Care 116.74; John's Landscape 484.00; Lac qui Parle County Sheriff 1,045.00; MAAO Region,-135.00; McCoy's Law Line 174.30; Office Systems 142.93; Carrie Olson 589.92; Vertical Solutions 8,140.31; Viking Office Products 138.72; West Cen Reg Juvenile 1,305.00; Yellow Medicine County Jail 1,982.90. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Joseph Couba 500.00. HIGHWAY Ameripride Linen 114.76; Country Partners Co.op 1,080.82; DTN Corp 260.07; K & K Tiling 15,225.00; Milbank FordMercury 164.97; Harold Nelson 148.65; Ortonville Stone 120.44; Shoup Manufacturing 309.84; Sturdevants 156.33; The Shop 100.75. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 19. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $852.54. Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize the hiring of Darlene Nichols as the new Human Resources Director at Grade 30, Step 6 effective October 14, 2002. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-38 WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, America was suddenly and brutally attacked by foreign terrorists; and WHEREAS, these terrorists hijacked and destroyed four civilian aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third into the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, and the fourth into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, thousands of innocent Americans were killed and injured as a result of these attacks, including the passengers and crew of the four aircraft, workers in the World Trade Enter and in the Pentagon, rescue workers, and bystanders; and WHEREAS, these cowardly acts were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks ever launched against the United States, and, by targeting symbols of American strength and success, clearly were intended to intimidate our nation and weaken its resolve; and WHEREAS, these horrific events have affected all Americans. It is important that we carry on with the regular activities of our lives. Terrorism cannot be allowed to break the spirit of the American people, and the best way to show these cowards that they have truly failed is for the people of the United States and their counties to stand tall and proud. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the governing board of Big Stone County condemns the cowardly and deadly actions of these terrorists. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 8overning board of Big Stone County supports the President of the United States, as he works with his national security team to defend against additional attacks, and find the perpetrators to bring them to justice. BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing board of Big Stone County recommends to its citizens to support relief efforts by giving blood at the nearest available blood donation center. A,brief discussion was held on, the. propo,ed 2003 County budget. Following lunch, Engineer- Anderson reported the following bids had been received for the flatbed truck: John Boots $201 Harlan Jorgenson $237 Lon Moen $202 Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to accept the high bid of $237 by Harlan Jorgenson. Foster Township officials Ed Hclker, Wilber Athey and Donavan Tesch were present to discuss the Mallard Point lake access project. Assessor Void was also present for the discussion. Engineer Anderson recommended that since this is a township road project, the township officials should contact engineering consultants for quotes on the cost to engineer the project. Discussion continued on space needs. The Property Committee will meet with Mr. Schreiner and report back to the Board. Discussion was held on the RDC's request for counties to commit $20,000 towards their GIS Service Bureau. Chairperson Lane declared the meetin 8 adjourned at 3:25 PM. Michelle R. 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(1999): "Most diseases are exacerbated by stress. And given that massage therapy alleviates stress, receiving massages should probably be ranked with diet and exercise on any list of health priorities, as it was in India around 1800 B.C." Massage therapy reduces stress, improves sleep and mood and reduces pain. Jonas and Levin say, "Clients normally show immediate effects, including improved mood state and decreased anxiety and stress hormone levels. Longer-term changes (after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment) include a decrease in depression, improved sleep patterns, lower stress and enhanced immune function." Methods vary, but the common thread is that massage stimulates circulation and promotes relaxation. You may have heard it referred to as therapeutic massage, bodywork, touch therapy, relaxation technique or some specific tnethods such as Thai massage, Ki-Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, Rolfing, Esalen, Feldendreis and deep tissue massage. Here are some tips for health-wise consumers: * See your doctor for regular check-ups and to have serious illnesses ruled out. III * Ask if massage therapy might help your situation and if it might be harmful. If you have approval, ask for a referral to a qualified practitioner or clinic. * If you have no referral, check out the practitioner's credentials. In Minnesota, a massage practitioner should be a certified massage therapist (CMT). *. Find out if your health insurance policy covers massage when it is part of your treatment plan (for example, as part of a physical therapy referral). * If you are interested in using massage as preventive care, ask your health insurance company if it offers an optional "alternative medicine" policy that might include such care. * Make a plan with your doctor for how many times you will be treated before you assess its effects. Trust your own experience. You should know after several treatments whether or not it is helping you. * To document changes, keep a journal of your symptoms before starting therapy. * Your doctor should receive progress updates from your therapist. * Massage therapists will take a physical and medical history, but they do not diagnose clients. Physicians diagnose and refer you for treatments. * No matter what you do, never stop taking prescribed medications until you have talked it over with your doctor and gotten approval to do so. Always check with your doctor before trying alternative therapies or . changing medications. More information is available from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at and the Mayo Clinic site at archresults.cfm. 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