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3/2/2005 – Public Notices

In the Matter of the Estate of Leona Sogge, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed co-personal representatives of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Randolph F. Sogge at
1125 3rd St., Devils Lake, ND 58301 or Mary Jo Sogge at 2004 Ave. D East, Bismarck, ND 58501, co-personal representatives of the estate; or filed with the court.
Dated this 3rd day of November, 2004.
-s-Randolph F. Sogge
Randolph F. Sogge
Co-Personal Representative

-s- Mary Jo Sogge
Mary Jo Sogge
Co-Personal Representative
James P. Wang
110 Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 26th day of January, 2005.


February 1, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 9 a.m. Com-missioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Barry Cox. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
Shelley Aabrekke of Benson County Public Health presented her narrative report for January of 2005.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 18, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed the advantages and disadvantages of SB 2301 which relates to the state taking over child support enforcement.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to have the chair-man sign a resolution opposing HB 1422 which restricts the number of non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses issued.
The board reviewed a proposed agreement between Central Power Elec. Co. and Benson County regarding the construction of transmission line facilities to serve the ND State Water Commission Round Lake and Josephine pumping stations.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to approve the application for a gaming permit from the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post 757 of Harlow. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the quarterly narrative and the minutes of the October 26, 2004 meeting of the Lake Region District Health Unit.
The board also reviewed a letter from Kevin Neve of NRCS dated January 24, 2005, regarding construction of a water project in Normania Township.
Further, the board reviewed a letter from the US Board on Geographic Names dated January 4, 2005. The letter proposed changing the name of a portion of Mud Lake to Beaver Bay. A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Cox, to oppose the name change. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, met with the board to discuss whether or not the new Prairie Public tower is in violation of the Benson County Zoning Ordinance. The board will contact the company to discuss this issue with them.
Todd Allmaras of Nodak Communications met with the board regarding a radio communications tower. He stated the county could rent space on the Prairie Public tower for a cost of $250.00 per month for 300′ of space.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the Construction and Maintenance Agreement and letter certifying the right of way for Project SC-0328(062). All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the mileage/activity report of the Benson County Sheriff’s Department.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Cox, to transfer $75,000 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the findings of the board as to the Petition to Discontinue Roadway in Aurora Township filed by the ND State Water Commission on December 3, 2004.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ralph Olson met with the board and informed commissioners that the annual township board meeting will be held on March 8, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity Free Lutheran Church.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
NDACE $205.00
James Wang 580.00
Ken Hager 50.00
Cellular One 75.10
Farmers Union Oil-York 609.48
ND Emergency Mgt Assn 20.00
ND Telephone Co 192.21
Nodak Electric Co-op 54.78
Otter Tail Power Co 275.34
US Postmaster 37.00
Adam Kemmet 25.00
Cellular One 35.12
Eugene Todd Laverdure 25.00
Information Technology
Dept 387.79
Job Service 3,685.34
Kate Johnson 34.92
State Tax Commissioner 4,823.25
ND Telephone Co 729.27
Scott Knoke 39.37
State Disbursement Unit 500.00
Wal-Mart 43.54
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 9,186.88
Social Welfare 6,878.58
3 D Specialties 1,029.84
B & H Oil 1,650.45
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 328.78
Butler Machine 3,880.62
Carquest Western Auto 71.90
Caterpillar Financial Corp 27,498.48
Lake Chevrolet 865.59
Maddock City 69.10
Minnewaukan City 19.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 4,197.10
Farmers Union Oil-York 1,288.46
The Glass Shop 101.47
Home of Economy 149.89
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
HE Everson Co 86.14
L & H Plumbing 73.02
Larson Implement 365.96
Mac’s, Inc 91.82
Dakota Implement 171.68
Northern Plains Elec. Co-op 108.00
Otter Tail Power Co 67.57
Otter Tail Power Co 344.98
Praxair Distribution, Inc 6.55
RDO Equipment 104.47
Schwan Wholesale Co 95.24
Service Tire 1,165.67
TSC Store, Inc 35.83
Wang’s 776.54
Warwick Oil 1,346.07
WW Wallwork 797.77
AFLAC 362.25
BCBS of ND 3,849.47
Benson County
Transportation 600.00
Benson County Treasurer 31,374.00
Bonnie Erickson 45.64
Chad’s Amoco 254.73
Lake Chevrolet 181.89
Clute’s Office Equipment 113.34
Minnewaukan City 89.45
Colonial 155.83
Curtis Hvinden 190.00
Barry Cox 358.02
Edward Ripplinger 97.00
Jason Lee 108.16
Dwain Brown 155.90
Conseco Health Ins Co 216.60
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 19.00
Haroldson’s 59.00
Hoiberg’s 19.39
Jenny Steinhaus 33.56
Kmart 146.98
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 3,708.74
Lake Region Dist. Health 11,377.75
Mac’s, Inc 23.48
Maddock Mini Mart 225.45
ND Assn. of Counties 2,947.52
ND Public Employees
Retirement 19,740.98
North Star Community
Credit Union 20.80
Otter Tail Power Co 2,235.91
Benson Co. Farmers Press 546.55
Protective Life Ins. Co 391.24
Ramsey Co. NDSU Ext 10.00
Rachel Maddock 15.50
Scott Knoke 173.68
Thompson & Thompson,
Atty 203.00
Universal Services 348.00
Viking Office Products 5.49
Arlene Lybeck 52.90
Barbara Mears 43.60
Codi Terpening 53.52
Darlene Dodds 47.32
Erica Philbrick 32.44
Judith Engstrom 43.60
Janis Lunde 42.36
Jane Woyen 52.28
Kelly Follman 52.90
Kenneth Odden 52.90
Lois Leben 30.58
Monica Christofferson 41.12
Michael O’Brien 43.60
Noreen Bisbee 52.90
Orrin Greene 39.26
Pat Robbins 53.52
Rhea Crane 34.30
Ronald Smith 50.42
Sigurd Olson 36.36
Sheri Schneider 36.36
Todd Buehler 42.36
Tom Truax 56.00
County Agent $1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 764.49
County General 29,712.42
Social Services 26,864.31
County Road 17,954.80
Carl Duchscher, Devils Lake Outlet Project liaison, met with the board to give an update on the Devils Lake Outlet Project.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee


Civ. # 05.02.044
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Spirit Lake Nation Tribal Court on the 24th day of March, 2005 at the hour of 9:00 a.m., in the courtroom of the tribal courthouse at Fort Totten, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, for an Order to change her legal name of Evelyn Ann Cavanaugh, to Wicanhpi Tawacinkahomni.
Evelyn Ann Cavanaugh
Petitioner’s Name
PO Box 173
St. Michael, ND 58370
First publication on the 23rd day of February, 2005.
(Publish Feb. 23 & March 2 & 9, 2005)


In the Matter of the Estate of Tom Wakefield aka Thomas J. Wakefield, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Mary Wakefield, personal representative of the estate, at 3701 15th Ave. S, Grand Forks, ND 58201, or filed with the court.
Dated this 24th day of January, 2005.
-s-Mary Wakefield
Mary Wakefield
J. Thomas Traynor, Jr. (ID #03694)
Traynor Law Firm, PC
509 5th St. NE, Suite 1, PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
(701) 662-4077
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 2nd day of February, 2005.
(Publish Feb. 16 & 23 & Mar. 2, 2005)


SCADA System Supplier Prequalification and Bid North Dakota State Water Commission Devils Lake Outlet – Radio Telemetry SCADA System January 2005 1. The North Dakota State Water Commission (NDSWC) will be prequalifying bidders of radio telemetry Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for the Devils Lake Emergency Outlet pumping stations and canal system project.
Interested SCADA system suppliers will be required to complete a Prequalification Questionnaire, which will be evaluated and rated to select firms who will be permitted to bid and supply a turnkey SCADA system for this project.
Firms which do not go through the prequalification procedure will not be allowed to bid this project. Ques-tionnaires including block diagrams can be obtained by calling or writing:
Jerold R. Backes, P.E.
3456 E. Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58503
2. The NDSWC plans to procure a turnkey radio telemetry Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the project as follows:
• One Supervisory Control Station (SCS) consisting of the following:
(a) Host computer installed in the Round Lake Pump Station
(b) One 22" color monitor
(c) One color LaserJet printer
(d) One alarm telephone dialer/voice synthesizer
(e) One portable laptop computer
(f) One UPS (uninterruptible power supply) • Three radio-based remote telemetry units (RTU) with battery backup.
(a) Round Lake Pump Station Site
(b) Josephine Pump Station Site
(c) Sheyenne River Drop Structure
• Various field instruments (flow meters, level, pressure transmitters) • The SCADA system will be delivered and placed on line by July 1, 2005.
3. Interested system suppliers for the above project will be required to demonstrate their ability to meet the levels of technical expertise, experience and resources required by the NDSWC to provide a turnkey radio telemetry SCADA system.
4. The completed sealed Prequalification Questionnaire shall be delivered in accordance with the instructions contained therein on or before February 18, 2005, by 4 PM CST.
5. Potential Bidders that meet the Prequalification Evaluation will be notified by February 25 unless additional information is requested.
6. The Bid date for the project by Prequalified Suppliers will be March 8 at 1:30 pm at the offices of the NDSWC.
7. Each bid by a prequalified bidder must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the full amount of the bid and be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and a contractor’s bond will be required by law and the regulations of the governing body.
8. A bidder must be licensed for the full amount of the bid, as required by NDCC Section 43-07-05.
9. The bid must comply with the requirements of this notice. If deemed deficient, the bid will be resealed and returned to the bidder.
10. The NDSWC reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
11. Prequalification of a system supplier will not relieve the system supplier from strict compliance with the contract plans and specifications for the project.
Dated: 4 Feb. 2005
(Publish Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2005)


February 7, 2005
The Oberon City Council met on Monday, February 7, 2005 at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Carol Tweten, Peter Hager and Doug Schmid. Absent was Dale Stenberg.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Tweten seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. Tweten moved to pay all bills. Hager seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved for payment were:
General Fund $802.15
Fire Hall 2,577.07
Community Center 277.07
Highway Fund 221.34
Water Operating Fund 574.75
Sewer Operating Fund 106.29
Garbage Fund 825.16
To date the city has not heard from the state lab on the arsenic sample of water.
The preliminary annual report was reviewed. Tweten moved to approve. Schmid seconded. Motion carried.
Karen Peterson came to the meeting because she did not have water pressure at the bar. She bought an air pressure tank so toilets could be flushed.
A representative from Otter Tail Power Co. took down the light at the corner of Martin Street and 2nd Ave. N (formerly Rush) in December of 2004.
Next meeting will be March 7, 2005.
Meeting adjourned.
Ruth E. Buehler
City Auditor
(Publish Feb. 23, 2005)


The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s):
Job No.: 22
Project No.: SS-3-019(041)138
Length: 16.500
Counties: BENSON & RAMSEY Cos
Location: ND 19 FROM JCT US 281 TO JCT US 2 AT DEVILS LAKE Bids will be received until 09:30AM, March 24, 2005, AT THE INFORMATION DESK, LOCATED ON 2ND FLOOR, INSIDE THE WEST ENTRANCE OF THE NDDOT BUILDING, ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS, IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. Bids will be opened and publicly read immediately thereafter.
All bidders are required to be prequalified at least seven (7) days before the date of the bid opening.
The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available for bidding until 10 a.m. the day preceding the bid opening, and may be inspected at the Construction Division, NDDOT, Room 333, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505-0700.
NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined in the best interests of the state.
Requested by:
David A. Sprynczynatyk, P.E.
Director, North Dakota
Department of Transportation
(Publish March 2, 2005)

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