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• !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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 8, 2009 MORTGAGOR: Jacob Dorry, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Homeland Mortgage, LLC. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 9, 2009, Big Stone County Recorder, Document No. 165779. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Riverwood Bank, Dated: June 8, 2009, Recorded: June 9, 2009, Document No. 165780. And thereafter assigned to: U.S. Bank, N.A., Dated: June 8, 2009, Recorded: June 9, 2009, Document No. 165781. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Homeland Mortgage, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage MORTGAGE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 753 Lake Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 220849000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: THE SOUTH ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET OF THE EAST FORTY-EIGHT (48) FEET OF LOT TWENTY (20), BLOCK ONE (1), PARK ADDITION. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $46,920.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $48,376.85 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: February 17, 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 Slat. §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 August 17, 2011. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None 'q'HE 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: December 16, 2010. U.S. 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 19-1614 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Jan. 4, 11.18, 25, Feb. 1 & 8, 2011) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of MERLYN CARL KERSTEIN, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given that an application for informal probate of Decedent's Will dated December 6, 2010, has been filed with the Registrar. The Application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Robert Bauer whose address is 229 Fair Street, Clinton, MN 56225, as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the Personal Representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition plans. A letter will be sent to area property PURCHASE OF MATERIALS FOR • owners outlining the County priorities and RETAINING WALL REPLACEMENT- to provide notice that they will be UP TO $10,000.00 responsible for their own sandbagging Upon roll call vote the following voted supplies• They will have the option to Aye: Dorry, Meyer, Randleman, Reinke, purchase sandbags from the County for a Doren, Berkner, and the following voted and proper notice of hearing, set fee. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Nay: None. Notice is also given that (subject to Berning and carried to purchase 20,000 Resolution 10-130 passed this 15th Minn. Stat. 524.3-801 ) all creditors sandbags and poly liners, day of November 2010. having claims against the Estate are Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff-and A motion was made by Doren and required to present the claims to the carried to authorize payment of the seconded by Randleman and passed Personal Representative or to the Court following claims as presented by Auditor unanimously to approve the Street Administrator within four months after Knutson: Minutes from 11-10-10. the date of this Notice or said claims will General $22,573.86 c. Utility Committee Minutes 11-10-10. be barred. Highway 24,475.38 Consider Utility Extension to EDA Dated: January 26, 2011 Ditch 1,350.00 Property adjacent to Hwy 75. Sandee Tollefson, State 700•00 Discussion and questions followed. Total $49,099.24 1. Utility Extension to EDA Property. A Registrar Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning motion was made by Berkner and Julie Berger, Deputy and carried to execute the agreement with seconded by Doren and passed Court Administrator Attorney for Applicant: Countryside Public Health for tobacco unanimously to schedule a Council Craig O. Ash compliance checks. Workshop for 6:00 P. M. on December 6 Ash Law Office, LLC Auditor Knutson asked for questions for the purpose of reviewing a proposed 25 Second Street NW #101 and/or comments on the year-to-date plan for improvements to EDA land Ortonville, MN 56278 financial information provided for the adjacent to Highway 75. Attorney License No.: 0218157 Board's review. 2. Brenda J. Dinnel Sewer Repair Bill. Telephone: (320) 839-2551 Discussion was held on establishing an There being no defined policy regarding Fax: (320) 389-2553 adhoc committee to discuss possible repairs to sewer mains in conjunction Email: restructuring of county offices, with repairs to private sewer lines the (Feb. 1 & 8, 2011) Mr. Anderson requested that the majority of the Council felt that the County's snow removal routes be made homeowner would have to pay the available to the public. Discussion sewer repair bill. NOTICE followed on the routes• A motion was made by Randleman OF PUBLIC HEARING Chairman Athey adjourned the meeting and seconded by Reinke to deny the The Big Stone County Housing & at 10:06AM claim submitted by Brenda J. Dinnel for Redevelopment Authority will hold a Michelle R. Knutson, Auditorsewer repairs. Aye: Berkner, Doren, Public Hearing for the purpose ofWade Athey, Randleman, Meyer, Reinke. Nay: Dorry. obtaining citizens' comments regarding Chairman 3. Easement Preparation. The Utility the Annual Agency Plan for Public Committee pointed out the need for Housing and Section 8 Programs. utility easements for tree removal and The hearing will take place at PROCEEDINGS OF other utilities. Lakeside Apartments in the Community 0RTONVILLE A motion was made by Reinke and Room located at 301 NW First Street, THE seconded by Randleman and passed Ortonville, MN 56278 at 2:30 PM on unanimously to authorize Clerk- Tuesday, April 12, 2011. CITY COUNCIL Administrator Char Grossman to begin Plan may also be viewed at the the easement process for said utilities. Lakeside Apartments, 301 NW First City Council Room- A motion was made by Reinke and Street or Big Stone County HRA, 11 SE Library Media Center seconded by Doren and passed to Second Street, Suite 102, Ortonville, 412 Second St NW, Ortonville, MN approve the Utility Minutes from 11-10- MN 56278. Monday, November 15, 2010 10 as presented. Aye: Berkner, Doren, You may also mail your comments to: 7:00 P.M. Meyer, Randleman, Reinke. Nay: Dorry. Mary R. Beling CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: d. A motion was made by Reinke and HRA Executive Director Pro Tern Mayor Mike Dorry called the seconded by Randleman and passed 11 SE Second Street, Suite 102 Regular City Council Meeting to order at unanimously to approve the OAHS Ortonville, MN 56278 7:00 P.M. Roll Call was taken with the November report. Such letters must be postmarked no following present: Dorry, Meyer, Reinke. STAFF REPORTS: later than April 12, 2011. Randleman, Doren, Berkner. Absent:a. Clerk-Administrator Char (Feb. 8, 2011) Dinnel. Grossman reported that city staff would Staff Present: Char Grossman, Susan be trained on the Point of Sale System NOTICE Lundell, Tim Scherer, Jason Mork, being installed in the City Office. Sarah Karels. Ambulance staff: NEW BUSINESS: DISTRICT COURT Christine Boyle, Kathy Korth, Kim b. Accept Resignation of Debra Hicks EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Muenchow, Steve Dragt, Kristi DeLage. as Clerk-Typist-Accounts Payable Clerk. Court FileNo.:06-PR-11-21Media Present: Mike Swenson Mayor Pro Tem Dorry expressed STATE OF MINNESOTA (Independent). Also Present: Elsieappreciation for Debra Hick's 29 years COUNTY OF BIG STONE Perrine, Dr. Bryan Delage, Maria Botker, of very dedicated service to the City and NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR Jim Foster, Ron Thomas, Chris Haseley. stated she will be deeply missed. HEARING ON PETITION FOR AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was made by Reinke and FORMAL PROBATEOFFOREIGN None. seconded by Doren and passed WILL AND FORMAL APPOINTMENT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND unanimously to accept the Resignation OF PERSONALREPRESENTATIVEIN CORRESPONDENCE: of Debra Hicks as Clerk-Typist - ANCILLARY PROCEEDING AND a. Ambulance Coordinator ChristineAccounts Payable Clerk commencing NOTICE TO CREDITORS Boyle recommended that the City December 1, 2010. In Re: Estate of Council approve an ambulance service CONSIDERATION OF BILLS: RUTH B. SKOGLAND, fee for assisting atthe hospital helipad. A motion was made by Doren and aka RUTH BRODERICK SKOGLAND, A motion was made by Doren and seconded by Randleman and passed to aka RUTH E. SKOGLAND, seconded by Randleman and passed approve the Expenditures. Abstain: Decedent unanimously to set the ambulance Berkner. It is Ordered and Notice is given that assistance fee for the helipad at ADJOURNMENT: , on March 9, 2011, at 8:00 A.M., a $100.00/hr with additional hourly There being no further business to hearing will be held in this Court at increments set at $100.00. This rate will come before the Council a motion was Ortonville, Minnesota, on a petition for be reviewed yearly, made by Doren and seconded by Meyer the formal probate of an instrument b. Dr. Bryan Delage reported on and passed unanimously to adjourn at purporting to be the decedent's Will ambulance rig statistics for the two 8:25 P. M. dated April 22, 2004, and for the ambulances currently owned by the City. APPROVE: appointment of John Skogland, whose Rig #19 is in fair shape but rig #20 David Dinnel, address is 227 Luther Drive, Sanneeds replacing. He reported on the Mayor Antonio, TX 78212 as personal number of ambulance runs where both ATTEST: representative of the decedent's estate units are in use. Over a 21-month period Charleen Grossman, in an unsupervised administratioq, the ambulance crews have had to divert Clerk-Administrator Any objections to the petition must be calls to another ambulance service 65 raised at the hearing or filed with the times. Ambulance Coordinator Boyle I MCCLthou s Court prior to the hearing. If the petition asked the Council to consider the ght If rife is proper and no objections are filed or purchase of a new ambulance rather or raised, the personal representative will than used. She stated that buying used be appointed with the full power to vehicles usually results in continually administer the decedent's estate, updating and continuous repairs. By Carol Karels including the power to collect all assets, Chris Haseley of Everest Emergency We hear tidbits about programs in pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and Vehicles submitted a contract for the expenses; sell real and personal purchase of a new ambulance at a cost other countries where abortion and property; and do all necessary acts for of $125,900.00 including graphics, sterilization are used to control the the decedent's estate, radio installation and a power cot with population and I've wondered who is Notice is also given that, subject to hardware. Additional funds will be spent organizing Jt all there at the United Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors on an outlet at a cost of $50.00 and a ]Nations if that is the place it is having claims against the decedent's grill guard in the amount of $3,500.00. estate are required to present the claims Information regarding purchasing the coming from. to the personal representative or to the ambulance under a lease/purchaseThe big money guys, Ted Turner, Court within four (4) months after the agreement was given by Haseley. George Soros, Warren Buffet, Bill date of this notice or the claims will be Haseley stated he would try to sell rig Gates,Ford Family, Michael barred. #20 at no cost to the City. Bloomberg and David Rockerfellcr, Dated: Jan. 31, 2011 Doren moved and Reinke seconded are committed supporters of the Peter A. Hoff, that the following Resolution be Judge of District Court adopted: population control movement. David Julie Berger, RESOLUTION 10-129 and Lucille Packard have a Deputy Court AdministratorRESOLUTION APPROVING foundation with almost 13 billion in FLUEGEL, ANDERSON, McLAUGHLIN PURCHASE OF 2009 FORD E 450 assets and fund population control & BRUTLAG, CHARTERED AMBULANCE VEHICLE FROM and reproductive health Michael M. Fluegel, EVEREST EMERGENCY VEHICLES- organizations. MN #30417 $129,425.00 215 Atlantic Avenue, PC Box 527 Proverbs 31:8 says "open your Morris, MN 56267 Upon roll call vote the following voted mouth for the speechless, for the Telephone (320) 589-4151 Aye: Dorry, Meyer, Randleman, Reinke, rights of all who are destitute". Facsimile: (320) 589-4154 Doren, Berkner, and the following voted Arc they following God's e-maik Nay: None. (Feb. 8 & 15, 2011) Resolution 10-129 passed this 15th teaching? Are the ideas of men day of November 2010. CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Pro Tem Dorry asked if there PROCEEDINGS OF were any additions, corrections, or THE BIG STONE deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Reinke and seconded by Randleman and COUNTY BOARD passed unanimously to approve the below listed Consent Agenda items: January 18, 2011 6.a. Minutes of city regular meeting The Big Stone County Board of 11-01-10 Commissioners met in the Commissioner's b. Minutes of Canvassing Board Room at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 18, Meeting 11-08-10 2011• Chairman Athey called the meeting 10.c. Approve Waiver of Liability for to order with Commissioners Berning, MN Army National Guard use of the ©lson, Sandberg and Wulff present. Also Ortonvilte Airport present were Mike Swenson of the ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT Ortonville Independent, County Attorney BOARD/COMMISSION/COMMITTEE Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle MINUTES AND WHERE NECESSARY, Knutson The Pledge of Allegiance APPROVAL AND/OR ACTION ON followed• RECOMMENDATIONS: Motion by Sandberg,seconded by a. Police Commission Minutes 10-29- Olson and carried to approve the minutes 10. A motion was made by Doren and of the January4" re-organizational seconded by Randleman and passed meeting• unanimously to approve Police Motion by Berning, seconded by Wulff Commission Minutes as presented. and carried to approve the agenda b. Street Committee Minutes 11-10- Commissioners reported on the 10. The current rental policy whereby following committees: the City would not rent out city OIson - PrimeWest; DREAM forKids; equipment was reviewed. The Street Personnel Committee recommended that the Sandberg - Property/Purchasing/Safety; policy be amended so that city Technology equipment is made available for rent Athey-Personnel; SWCD providing a city worker man the Wulff - BSAG; RLF; Pomme de Terre equipment. Berning - Countryside Public Hea!th 1. A motion was made by Berkner and Motion by Sandberg, seconded by seconded by Reinke and passed Olson and carried to re-appoint Dr. Robert unanimously to approve renting out city Ross as Coroner for a 4-year term as equipment at the discretion of the Public required by statute. Works Supervisor or his appointee. County Assessor Sandy Void was 2. Retaining-Wall Replacement. present to request the Board set the date Public Works Director Tim Scherer for the Board of Appe~ and Equalization stated he is going to replace the meeting. Motion by OIson, seconded by retaining wall in the upper parking lot Berning and carried to set the meeting for alley with block donated to the city. Monday, June 13t" at 7:00 PM. Additional block and materials will have Keith Anderson arrived at the meeting, to be purchased to complete the wall. Emergency Management Director Jim Reinke moved and Meyer seconded Hasslen reported on the meeting he had that the following Resolution be with Sheriff John Haukos and adopted: Commissioners Berning and Sandberg RESOLUTION10-130 regarding potential flooding and response RESOLUTION APPROVING g the Ortonville area 2nd and 4th Friday of i I I I I 'g Aid, i ( SIMPLE FEDERAL TAX RETURN° FEDERAL FORM ;[040EZ} Come try the best tax professionals in the industry at a great price...FREE. You pay nothing when H&R Block prepares your 2010 Federal Form 1040EZ. With our expertise, you don't have to give up anything to get everything you deserve. For more information, please visit us at But hurry, the offer expires February 15, 2011. ,i Ld Call or visit us now. ! 800-HRBLOCK ~H&R BLOCK• 02010 HRB Tax Group, Inc. 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