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Public notices I I 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: 11/04/1999 MORTGAGOR(S): Stanley W. Anderson, a single man MORTGAGEE: Magellan Mortgage CUD,TE--- AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 17, 2000, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 149520. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank One, NA - Dated: September 21, 2000, Recorded September 29, 2000, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 150678. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Outlet Seventy-five (75) and the South half ($1/2) of Outlet Thirty-nine (39), City of Clinton, Big Stone County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: BigStone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $31,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $35,113.10 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: Tuesday, November 25, 2003, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Front Steps of Big Stone County Courthouse, City of Ortonville to pay the debt then secured by said Mortg.age, and taxes, if any, on said prem=ses, 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 MORTGAGER'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: September 17, 2003 Bank One, NA Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Brgman, P.A. by: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: Bank One, NA Assignee of Mortgagee 50 E. 5th St., Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101 i.651) 291-8955 HIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21,28, Nov. 4, 2003) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION COURT FILE NO. P0-03-209 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 UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of THELMA S. OSWOOD, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby iven that on the 5th day of November, 003 at 8:30 o'clock A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal robate of an instrument purporting to e the will of the above named decedent, dated January 18, 1999 and for the appointment of KayStrandvold whose address is 1103 Washington Drive, Milbank, SD 57252, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in 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 ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: Oct. 8, 2003 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Julie Berger, Deputy Court Administrator FLUEGEL, HELSETH, MCLAUGHLIN, ANDERSON & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED Dennis J. Helseth #43850 Attorney for Personal Representative 12 Central Ave. S., P.O.Box 180 Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531-0180 Telephone: (218) 685-5400 (Oct. 21, 28, 2003) 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: October 4, 2002 MORTGAGORS: Kevin M. Weick, a singleperson MORTGAGEE: Bremer Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 8, 2002, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 154250. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, dated October 4, 2002. Recorded October 8, 2002, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 154251. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot "A" of the West Half of the Southwest Quarter (W1/2SW1/4), Section Twenty-eight (28), Township One Hundred Twenty-four (124) North, Range Forty-eight (48) West of the 5th P.M., a.ccording to the Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, SUBJECT to Highway right-of-way. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: BigStone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $50,050.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $51,105.52 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee compliedwith 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: Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Front steps of Big Stone County Courthouse, City of Ortonville 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 one year 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 MORTGAGER'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: October 9, 2003 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. by: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Assignee of Mortgagee 50 E. 5th St., Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Oct. 21,28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2003) NOTICE ORDINANCE 03-08 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO VACATION OF CERTAIN STREETS, AVENUES OR PORTIONS THEREOF IN TIlE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA. The City Council of theCity of Ortonville does ordain: Section 1. The City Council of the City of Ortonville deems that the following Streets, Avenues or portions thereof as hereinafter set forth are of no value for municipal purposes. Section 2. That the following described Streets, Avenues or portions thereof in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota, to-wit: That part of Union Street lying and being situated between Lot Twelve 2) of Block Thirty-Three (33) of the riginal Townsite of the City of OrtonvUle, and Lot Twelve (12) of Block Four (4) of Scholberg's Addition to the City of Ortonville, reserving a perpetual easement for a storm sewer over and upon the north twenty (20) feet of the above-described part of Union Street and reserving a perpetual easement for a power and utility line over and upon the south seven and one-half (7-1/2) feet of the north thirty-three (33) feet and the north seven and one-half (7-1/2) feet of the south thirt,.-three (33) feet of the above descnbed part of Union Street, are hereby vacated. Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after its publication. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST." Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Oct. 28, 2003) NOTICE ORDINANCE 0307 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 366 Ordinance No. 366 shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST: Chadeen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Oct. 28, 2003) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WFTHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. Dated: October 21,2003 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Default has occurred in conditions of the Mortgage dated August 31, 2001, executed by Steven Drongeson, a single person,as Mortgagor(s), to Minnwest Bank Ortonville,as Mortgagee, and filed for record August 31, 2001, as Document No. 152201, in the office of the County Recorder, in Big Stone County, Minnesota. The Mortgage has been assigned as follows: to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, by instrument dated August 31, 2001, filed August 31, 2001, as Document No. 152202. The land described in the mortgage is not registered land. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was: $22,950.00 No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the mortgage, or any part thereof. The holder of the mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the mortgage and foreclosure of the mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the mortgage is: $23,342.27 Pursuant to the power of sale in the mortgage, the mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Lots Eight (8), Nine (9), Twelve (12) and the South Twelve (12) feet of Lot Five (5), Block Fifteen (15), Original Plat of the Village of Odessa; will be sold by the County Sheriff of Big Stone County, Minnesota, at public auction on December 18, 2003 at 10:00 AM, within the Sheriff's Office, located in the basement of the Courthouse. The time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagor(s) or mortgager's personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'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. THIS IS A NOTICE FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis,MN 55402 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee (Oct. 21,28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2003) NOTICE IN DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: 14-Other (Quiet TiUe Action) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE Kenneth Lee Hillman, Gary A. Hoffman, and Deborah E. Hoffman, Plaintiffs, VS. Paul H. Wellnitz, Alice E. Wellnitz, Clarence Menzel, R. Menzel Farms, Incorporated, Benno Menzel, Marie Menzel, Gertrude Henry, Helen Menzel, Little Joe's Burgers, Inc., Arlin O. Hjelmstad, Cheryl E. Hjelmstad, State of Minnesota, and all of the unknown heirs of the foregoing defendants and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate descried in the Complaint herein, Defendants. SUMMONS THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Plaintiffs' attorney an Answer to the Complaint which is on file with the Court Administrator of the above-named Court, within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action involves, affects, or brings in question real property situated in the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, described as follows: The Westerly 300 Feet of Outlet Twenty-two (22), Village of Odessa, subject to trunk highway right-of-way; AND The East 300 Feet of the West 600 Feet of Outlet Twenty-two (22), Village of Odessa, Minnesota, together with an easement for ingress a0d egress over and across a 20 Foot wide strip across the West 300 Feet of Outlet 22, Village of Odessa. Subject to road right-of-way. The object of this action is to determine title and adverse claims to the above described land, and to determine that Defendants have no right, title, estate, lien or interest in the above described real estate. No personal claims are made against any of the Defendants. FLUEGEL, HELSETH, MCLAUGHLIN, ANDERSON & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED by Germain B. Kunz, #59018 Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 Atlantic Avenue, Box 527 Morris,MN 56267-0527 Telephone No. 320-589-4151 (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, t 1,2003) NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program hereby solicits caterer bids for the provision of prepared noon meals for an on-site Congregate and Home Delivered Meals program in the City of Clinton, Minnesota, during the period of January 1,2004 to December 31,2004. All bids will be received until noon, November 7, 2003. All bids should be sent to: Prairie Five CAC, Inc., Senior Nutrition Program, P.O. Box 695, Montevideo, MN 56265- 0695 Contract information may be obtained by calling the program Manager at 800- 292-5437. We reseve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any information. EOE/ANADA (Upon request this ad can be made available in an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio tape.) (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2003 7:00 PM SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Due to the absences of Mayor Dinnel and President Pro-Tem Oakes, a motion was offered by Dorry and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously appointing Mel Reinke to conduct the City Council meeting. Reinke 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: Lenore Sellin, Lisa Berkner, Mike Dorry, Artie Arndt with the following absent: Dave Dinnel, Dan Oakes. City. Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann. Media present: Sue Kaercher-Blake, Monte Robinson. Others Present: Orlou Mittelstaedt, Vicki Oakes, Mary Ann Ulrich AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Berkner and seconded by Sellin and did pass unanimously to approve the agenda as amended: Additions: New Business: 13.f RDC Contribution 13.g Tourism Funding CONSENT AGENDA: Reinke asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Arndt and seconded by Berkner to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items (except 13.a Approve Election Judges: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of September 15, 2003. 12.a: Second Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-06) to establish fees for fire calls and ambulance services. 13.b: Arndt moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-087 RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMENDMENT TO SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MMUA FOR 2004 SAFETY COMPLIANCE GROUP WHEREAS, the Service Agreement entered into between Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association and the City of Ortonville'i dated September 26, 2002, contract number 82-2003 for the safety compliance group is amended as follows: Duration from January 1, 2004 until September 30, 2004 Compensation $4,094.09 NOW THEREFORE BE 1T RESOLVED by the Council that: 1. The Agreement is hereby approved as amended as of October 6, 2003. 2. That the Mayor and Clerk- Administrator be and are hereby authorized to execute amended Agreement. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dotty, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-087 passed this 6th day of October 2003. 13.c First Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-07) to repeal Ordinance No. 366. 13.d First Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-08) pertaining to vacation of Union Street. 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. COMMITTEE/BOARD REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: Dorry moved and Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously supporting the Park Board recommendation to begin talks with and partner with the school to update and maintain the school's tennis courts. Also to approve the recommendation to convert thepresent City owned tennis court into a T-ball field. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The funding request of Southwest Minnesota Foundation was discussed. Information has been received stating that Big Stone County has budgeted $ 1,750 for 2004. Berkner moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously referring the request to the EDA. The unpaid City maintenance bill of Charles Carl Folkens in the amount of $731.38 was discussed. The Northland Insurance Comp&ny has offered to pay 50% of the damages in the amount of $365.69. Sellin moved and Dorry seconded to accept Northland Insurance Company offer of $365.69. Motion failed 2-3 with Arndt, Berkner, - i I H . The 0rtonuille Independent | For all your. / printing needs | call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 / email- mail@ ' I ortonvilleindependent I .com / Check out our | 00%oa, I ortonvilleindeper00dent J .corn J Reinke voting no. Arndt moved and Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously to send letters to Folkens' Northland Insurance Company and the City Attorney refusing to accept the offer. NEW BUSINESS: The list of election judges and the proposed wage was discussed. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-088 APPROVAL OF 2003 ELECTION JUDGES BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Ortonville that the following list of citizens be hereby approved as election judges for the November 4, 2003 general election at a rate of $10.00 per hour: Gloria Throndrud Donna Leiferman Marilyn Dybvig Audrey Trump Gen Davis Francis Fridgen Marilyn Jurgens LeVon Gerber Karen Mack Kim Sykora Doris Scheff Mary Worrall Lorraine Karn Deb Ellingson Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dorry, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-088 passed this 6th day of October 2003. The need for an Ordinance regulating the use of public properties was discussed. A proposed Ordinance was reviewed and additional regulations for scheduling of the use of the shelters and gazebo was discussed. Berkner moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously to table the proposed ordinance until more information is available. Berkner moved and Dorry seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-089 RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRIBUTION TO UPPER MINNESOTA VALLEY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WHEREAS, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission is in need of funding to complete the JOBZ application, and WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville is participating in the JOBZ program, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that the City of Ortonville will contribute $300 to the UMVRDC from the City's Miscellaneous/ Other Expenses funds. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dorry, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-089 of October 2003. Discussion as to the 2004 Tourism Budget Arndt moved and Sellin the following resolution be RESOLUTION RESOLUTION DONATION OF THE BUDGET STONE LAKE AREA I BE IT AND IT RESOLVED by the Ortonville that the City of Ortonville's hereby donated to the Area Chamber. Upon roll call vote the aye: Sellin, Arndt, the following voted nay: Resolution 03-090 of October There being no come before the Cou moved the adjournment and with no objections adjourned the October meeting of the Ortonvillc 8:10. City Halloween at Northrid Northridge Resi Ortonville is again Halloween carnival for c ages, on Friday, Oct. 31 variety of games will be Come in costume, given for best divisions, 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, The carnival is Northside Medical, Therapy, Northside Volunteers from the Club will be assisting. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECT Independent School District Bellingham Public School State of Minnesota NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special been called and will be held in conjunction with general election in and for Independent No. 371 Bellingham Public School, State of on Tuesday, the 4th day of November 2003, purpose of voting on the folloWing question: SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL ELECTION November 4,2003 To vote for a question, put an (x) in the square next to the word To vote against a question, put an (x) in the square next to the word "NO" for ' The Board of Independent School District No. 371 has proposed to revoke its existing referendum authorization of $936.57 per resident marginal cost and to replace that authorization with a new would increase its general education revenue for a $1,536.57 per resident marginal cost pupil unit. The revenue will be used to finance school operations, property tax portion thereof will require an estimated referendum tax rate of approximately .458349% of the referendum market value of all taxable property in the district for taxes payable in 2004, the first year the authorization would be levied. The proposed new authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. SHALL THE YES REFERENDUM REVENUE AI REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE ---7 PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF NO SCHOOL DISTRICT #371 BE APPROVED? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU i VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. The polling place for this election will be tl Entrance of the Bellingham Public School, Minnesota. Absentee ballots will be District Office, prior to November 4, 2003. are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 Office hours will be extended until 8:00 PM on November 3, 2003, the day prior to the election. Any eligible voter residing in the school district= at said election. The polls for said election will at 7:00 AM and will close at 8:00 PM on the election. A voter must be registered to vote, to be eli in this election. An unregistered individual may vote at the polling place on election day. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL Richard D. Johnson, School DistriCt Independent School District No. 371 Bellingham Public School State of Minnesota DEPEND ON IT Page 8  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Public notices I I 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: 11/04/1999 MORTGAGOR(S): Stanley W. Anderson, a single man MORTGAGEE: Magellan Mortgage CUD,TE--- AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 17, 2000, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 149520. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank One, NA - Dated: September 21, 2000, Recorded September 29, 2000, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 150678. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Outlet Seventy-five (75) and the South half ($1/2) of Outlet Thirty-nine (39), City of Clinton, Big Stone County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: BigStone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $31,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $35,113.10 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: Tuesday, November 25, 2003, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Front Steps of Big Stone County Courthouse, City of Ortonville to pay the debt then secured by said Mortg.age, and taxes, if any, on said prem=ses, 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 MORTGAGER'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: September 17, 2003 Bank One, NA Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Brgman, P.A. by: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: Bank One, NA Assignee of Mortgagee 50 E. 5th St., Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101 i.651) 291-8955 HIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21,28, Nov. 4, 2003) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION COURT FILE NO. P0-03-209 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 UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of THELMA S. OSWOOD, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby iven that on the 5th day of November, 003 at 8:30 o'clock A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal robate of an instrument purporting to e the will of the above named decedent, dated January 18, 1999 and for the appointment of KayStrandvold whose address is 1103 Washington Drive, Milbank, SD 57252, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in 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 ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: Oct. 8, 2003 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Julie Berger, Deputy Court Administrator FLUEGEL, HELSETH, MCLAUGHLIN, ANDERSON & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED Dennis J. Helseth #43850 Attorney for Personal Representative 12 Central Ave. S., P.O.Box 180 Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531-0180 Telephone: (218) 685-5400 (Oct. 21, 28, 2003) 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: October 4, 2002 MORTGAGORS: Kevin M. Weick, a singleperson MORTGAGEE: Bremer Bank, NA DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 8, 2002, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 154250. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, dated October 4, 2002. Recorded October 8, 2002, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 154251. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot "A" of the West Half of the Southwest Quarter (W1/2SW1/4), Section Twenty-eight (28), Township One Hundred Twenty-four (124) North, Range Forty-eight (48) West of the 5th P.M., a.ccording to the Plat on file in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, SUBJECT to Highway right-of-way. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: BigStone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $50,050.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $51,105.52 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee compliedwith 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: Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Front steps of Big Stone County Courthouse, City of Ortonville 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 one year 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 MORTGAGER'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: October 9, 2003 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. by: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Assignee of Mortgagee 50 E. 5th St., Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 291-8955 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Oct. 21,28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2003) NOTICE ORDINANCE 03-08 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO VACATION OF CERTAIN STREETS, AVENUES OR PORTIONS THEREOF IN TIlE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA. The City Council of theCity of Ortonville does ordain: Section 1. The City Council of the City of Ortonville deems that the following Streets, Avenues or portions thereof as hereinafter set forth are of no value for municipal purposes. Section 2. That the following described Streets, Avenues or portions thereof in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota, to-wit: That part of Union Street lying and being situated between Lot Twelve 2) of Block Thirty-Three (33) of the riginal Townsite of the City of OrtonvUle, and Lot Twelve (12) of Block Four (4) of Scholberg's Addition to the City of Ortonville, reserving a perpetual easement for a storm sewer over and upon the north twenty (20) feet of the above-described part of Union Street and reserving a perpetual easement for a power and utility line over and upon the south seven and one-half (7-1/2) feet of the north thirty-three (33) feet and the north seven and one-half (7-1/2) feet of the south thirt,.-three (33) feet of the above descnbed part of Union Street, are hereby vacated. Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days after its publication. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST." Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Oct. 28, 2003) NOTICE ORDINANCE 0307 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 366 Ordinance No. 366 shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST: Chadeen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Oct. 28, 2003) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WFTHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. Dated: October 21,2003 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Default has occurred in conditions of the Mortgage dated August 31, 2001, executed by Steven Drongeson, a single person,as Mortgagor(s), to Minnwest Bank Ortonville,as Mortgagee, and filed for record August 31, 2001, as Document No. 152201, in the office of the County Recorder, in Big Stone County, Minnesota. The Mortgage has been assigned as follows: to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, by instrument dated August 31, 2001, filed August 31, 2001, as Document No. 152202. The land described in the mortgage is not registered land. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was: $22,950.00 No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the mortgage, or any part thereof. The holder of the mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the mortgage and foreclosure of the mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the mortgage is: $23,342.27 Pursuant to the power of sale in the mortgage, the mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Lots Eight (8), Nine (9), Twelve (12) and the South Twelve (12) feet of Lot Five (5), Block Fifteen (15), Original Plat of the Village of Odessa; will be sold by the County Sheriff of Big Stone County, Minnesota, at public auction on December 18, 2003 at 10:00 AM, within the Sheriff's Office, located in the basement of the Courthouse. The time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagor(s) or mortgager's personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'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. THIS IS A NOTICE FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis,MN 55402 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee (Oct. 21,28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2003) NOTICE IN DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: 14-Other (Quiet TiUe Action) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE Kenneth Lee Hillman, Gary A. Hoffman, and Deborah E. Hoffman, Plaintiffs, VS. Paul H. Wellnitz, Alice E. Wellnitz, Clarence Menzel, R. Menzel Farms, Incorporated, Benno Menzel, Marie Menzel, Gertrude Henry, Helen Menzel, Little Joe's Burgers, Inc., Arlin O. Hjelmstad, Cheryl E. Hjelmstad, State of Minnesota, and all of the unknown heirs of the foregoing defendants and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate descried in the Complaint herein, Defendants. SUMMONS THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Plaintiffs' attorney an Answer to the Complaint which is on file with the Court Administrator of the above-named Court, within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action involves, affects, or brings in question real property situated in the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, described as follows: The Westerly 300 Feet of Outlet Twenty-two (22), Village of Odessa, subject to trunk highway right-of-way; AND The East 300 Feet of the West 600 Feet of Outlet Twenty-two (22), Village of Odessa, Minnesota, together with an easement for ingress a0d egress over and across a 20 Foot wide strip across the West 300 Feet of Outlet 22, Village of Odessa. Subject to road right-of-way. The object of this action is to determine title and adverse claims to the above described land, and to determine that Defendants have no right, title, estate, lien or interest in the above described real estate. No personal claims are made against any of the Defendants. FLUEGEL, HELSETH, MCLAUGHLIN, ANDERSON & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED by Germain B. Kunz, #59018 Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 Atlantic Avenue, Box 527 Morris,MN 56267-0527 Telephone No. 320-589-4151 (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, t 1,2003) NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program hereby solicits caterer bids for the provision of prepared noon meals for an on-site Congregate and Home Delivered Meals program in the City of Clinton, Minnesota, during the period of January 1,2004 to December 31,2004. All bids will be received until noon, November 7, 2003. All bids should be sent to: Prairie Five CAC, Inc., Senior Nutrition Program, P.O. Box 695, Montevideo, MN 56265- 0695 Contract information may be obtained by calling the program Manager at 800- 292-5437. We reseve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any information. EOE/ANADA (Upon request this ad can be made available in an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio tape.) (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2003 7:00 PM SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Due to the absences of Mayor Dinnel and President Pro-Tem Oakes, a motion was offered by Dorry and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously appointing Mel Reinke to conduct the City Council meeting. Reinke 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: Lenore Sellin, Lisa Berkner, Mike Dorry, Artie Arndt with the following absent: Dave Dinnel, Dan Oakes. City. Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann. Media present: Sue Kaercher-Blake, Monte Robinson. Others Present: Orlou Mittelstaedt, Vicki Oakes, Mary Ann Ulrich AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Berkner and seconded by Sellin and did pass unanimously to approve the agenda as amended: Additions: New Business: 13.f RDC Contribution 13.g Tourism Funding CONSENT AGENDA: Reinke asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Arndt and seconded by Berkner to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items (except 13.a Approve Election Judges: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of September 15, 2003. 12.a: Second Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-06) to establish fees for fire calls and ambulance services. 13.b: Arndt moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-087 RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMENDMENT TO SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MMUA FOR 2004 SAFETY COMPLIANCE GROUP WHEREAS, the Service Agreement entered into between Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association and the City of Ortonville'i dated September 26, 2002, contract number 82-2003 for the safety compliance group is amended as follows: Duration from January 1, 2004 until September 30, 2004 Compensation $4,094.09 NOW THEREFORE BE 1T RESOLVED by the Council that: 1. The Agreement is hereby approved as amended as of October 6, 2003. 2. That the Mayor and Clerk- Administrator be and are hereby authorized to execute amended Agreement. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dotty, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-087 passed this 6th day of October 2003. 13.c First Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-07) to repeal Ordinance No. 366. 13.d First Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 03-08) pertaining to vacation of Union Street. 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. COMMITTEE/BOARD REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: Dorry moved and Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously supporting the Park Board recommendation to begin talks with and partner with the school to update and maintain the school's tennis courts. Also to approve the recommendation to convert thepresent City owned tennis court into a T-ball field. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The funding request of Southwest Minnesota Foundation was discussed. Information has been received stating that Big Stone County has budgeted $ 1,750 for 2004. Berkner moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously referring the request to the EDA. The unpaid City maintenance bill of Charles Carl Folkens in the amount of $731.38 was discussed. The Northland Insurance Comp&ny has offered to pay 50% of the damages in the amount of $365.69. Sellin moved and Dorry seconded to accept Northland Insurance Company offer of $365.69. Motion failed 2-3 with Arndt, Berkner, - i I H . The 0rtonuille Independent | For all your. / printing needs | call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 / email- mail@ ' I ortonvilleindependent I .com / Check out our | 00%oa, I ortonvilleindeper00dent J .corn J Reinke voting no. Arndt moved and Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously to send letters to Folkens' Northland Insurance Company and the City Attorney refusing to accept the offer. NEW BUSINESS: The list of election judges and the proposed wage was discussed. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-088 APPROVAL OF 2003 ELECTION JUDGES BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Ortonville that the following list of citizens be hereby approved as election judges for the November 4, 2003 general election at a rate of $10.00 per hour: Gloria Throndrud Donna Leiferman Marilyn Dybvig Audrey Trump Gen Davis Francis Fridgen Marilyn Jurgens LeVon Gerber Karen Mack Kim Sykora Doris Scheff Mary Worrall Lorraine Karn Deb Ellingson Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dorry, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-088 passed this 6th day of October 2003. The need for an Ordinance regulating the use of public properties was discussed. A proposed Ordinance was reviewed and additional regulations for scheduling of the use of the shelters and gazebo was discussed. Berkner moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously to table the proposed ordinance until more information is available. Berkner moved and Dorry seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-089 RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRIBUTION TO UPPER MINNESOTA VALLEY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WHEREAS, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission is in need of funding to complete the JOBZ application, and WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville is participating in the JOBZ program, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that the City of Ortonville will contribute $300 to the UMVRDC from the City's Miscellaneous/ Other Expenses funds. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt, Berkner, Dorry, Reinke and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-089 of October 2003. Discussion as to the 2004 Tourism Budget Arndt moved and Sellin the following resolution be RESOLUTION RESOLUTION DONATION OF THE BUDGET STONE LAKE AREA I BE IT AND IT RESOLVED by the Ortonville that the City of Ortonville's hereby donated to the Area Chamber. Upon roll call vote the aye: Sellin, Arndt, the following voted nay: Resolution 03-090 of October There being no come before the Cou moved the adjournment and with no objections adjourned the October meeting of the Ortonvillc 8:10. City Halloween at Northrid Northridge Resi Ortonville is again Halloween carnival for c ages, on Friday, Oct. 31 variety of games will be Come in costume, given for best divisions, 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, The carnival is Northside Medical, Therapy, Northside Volunteers from the Club will be assisting. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECT Independent School District Bellingham Public School State of Minnesota NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special been called and will be held in conjunction with general election in and for Independent No. 371 Bellingham Public School, State of on Tuesday, the 4th day of November 2003, purpose of voting on the folloWing question: SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL ELECTION November 4,2003 To vote for a question, put an (x) in the square next to the word To vote against a question, put an (x) in the square next to the word "NO" for ' The Board of Independent School District No. 371 has proposed to revoke its existing referendum authorization of $936.57 per resident marginal cost and to replace that authorization with a new would increase its general education revenue for a $1,536.57 per resident marginal cost pupil unit. The revenue will be used to finance school operations, property tax portion thereof will require an estimated referendum tax rate of approximately .458349% of the referendum market value of all taxable property in the district for taxes payable in 2004, the first year the authorization would be levied. The proposed new authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. SHALL THE YES REFERENDUM REVENUE AI REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE ---7 PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF NO SCHOOL DISTRICT #371 BE APPROVED? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU i VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. The polling place for this election will be tl Entrance of the Bellingham Public School, Minnesota. Absentee ballots will be District Office, prior to November 4, 2003. are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 Office hours will be extended until 8:00 PM on November 3, 2003, the day prior to the election. Any eligible voter residing in the school district= at said election. The polls for said election will at 7:00 AM and will close at 8:00 PM on the election. A voter must be registered to vote, to be eli in this election. An unregistered individual may vote at the polling place on election day. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL Richard D. Johnson, School DistriCt Independent School District No. 371 Bellingham Public School State of Minnesota DEPEND ON IT Page 8  INDEPENDENT Tuesday,