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3/22/2006 – Public Notices



March 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held March 14, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Richard Peterson, Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Sherri Thompson and son, Shirley Donovan and Steve Huffman.

Peterson moved that the minutes of the February 20 meeting be approved. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Donovan asked the council to put stop signs at the intersection by her home. The ND Century Code will be reviewed because this is a farm-to-market road. The council suggested that she get the license plate characters of speeders and report them to the sheriff’s office.

Thompson presented the council with a sample Home Rule Charter Ordinance. A motion was made by Motis approving the Home Rule Charter and that a one and one half percent sales tax option be placed on the June ballot. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A second reading of chapter 4 of the model ordinances was held. A motion was made by Peterson to accept chapter 4 as amended. Lund seconded. Roll call vote: Motis-no, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-yes. The motion carried.

Chapter Four

Fire Protection and Prevention


Penalty Clause

4.0701 Penalty-Violation of Fire Protection and Prevention Chapter Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder and from which no appeal has been taken or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the governing body or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not to exceed thirty (30) days or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

/s/ Curtis A. Yri



/s/ Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

First Reading: February 20, 2006.

Second Reading and Final Passage: March 14, 2006.

A second reading of chapter 8 of the model ordinances was held. A motion was made by Lund to accept chapter 8 as amended. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Chapter Eight

Business Regulations and Licenses


Penalty Clause

8.0615 Hours and Time of Sale – Penalty

Anyone who dispenses or permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on a licensed premises after one o’clock a.m. on Sundays, before eight o’clock a.m. on Mondays or between the hours of one o’clock a.m. and eight o’clock a.m. on all other days of the week or who so dispenses or permits such consumption after one o’clock a.m.

on Thanksgiving Day, on Christmas Day, or after six o’clock p.m. on Christmas Eve is guilty of an offense. Anyone licensed by the City governing body to sell alcoholic beverages may apply to the City governing body for a permit to sell alcoholic beverages under that license during the hours from twelve noon on Sundays to one o’clock a.m. on Mondays. The authority for issuing the permit rests solely with the City governing body.

The fee for this permit shall be set by resolution of the City governing body. (Source:

North Dakota Century Code Section 5-02-05, 5-02-05.1). Any licensee wishing to dispense or permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages between the hours of twelve noon on Sunday and one o’clock a.m. on Monday may apply for a Sunday alcoholic beverage permit from the City governing body. The fee for the permit is five dollars for each Sunday the licensee is allowed to sell alcoholic beverages (Source: North Dakota Century Code Section 5-02-03,05.1).

/s/ Curtis A. Yri



/s/ Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

First Reading: February 20, 2006.

Second Reading and Final Passage: March 14, 2006.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Lund approving Motis to attend League of Cities training in Bismarck. Registration, mileage and hotel will be reimbursed by the city. The motion carried unanimously.

Portfolio reports were given.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Peterson, to pay all bills. Roll call vote:

Motis-no, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-yes. Motion carried.


Ameripride $114.95

Huffman, S. 770.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,051.24


Waste Management $3,018.75


Benson County Tax

Equalization $508.00

Cenex 813.96

Benson Co. Farmers Press 15.13

Frith & Steffan 50.00

ND Telephone Co. 105.41

Otter Tail Power Co. 210.93

Quill Office Products 107.96

Staloch Insurance 2,902.00

Payroll 1,268.66


Demco $43.01

Penworthy 316.01

Payroll 612.19


Benson Co. Highway Dept. $1,224.00

Goulding’s 81.52

Home of Economy 9.10

Oddens’ 36.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 558.98


Cellular One $54.89

Cenex 889.54

Hawkins Chemical 2,525.22

ND Telephone Co. 81.84

Northern Plains Electric 346.82

Mac’s Hardware 36.44

Oddens’ Grocery 10.35

Otter Tail Power Co. 140.06

Wired Cellular 42.59

Payroll 2,310.35

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri




February 15, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on February 15, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Present were Young, Swanson, Larson, Silliman, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten, Business Manager Benson, and Melody Bracken (via speaker phone).

Additions to the agenda: 5.d) Security doors and 6.a) Letter from NDHSAA.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.

The board reviewed three options for the 2006-07 school calendar. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and approve Option A: Start on August 23, 2006 with a teachers’ in-service, classes start on August 24 and graduation on May 27, 2007.

The board discussed enrollment numbers and the football co-op for 2007-09. It also reviewed a survey that the Maddock School completed. A similar survey will be distributed to the parents of students in K-10 and Mr. Braaten will visit with the Minnewaukan superintendent. A meeting with Maddock will be set up after the next regular meeting in March. Linda Young and Mark Swanson will represent the Leeds district.

Mr. Braaten reviewed revenue budget figures for

2007 and explained the decrease in state monies due to declining enrollment and an increase in the mill deduct. He also provided an estimate of costs for salaries and benefits in preparation for negotiations.

Randy Silliman and Linda Young will represent the board for negotiations. A meeting to exchange packets with the L.E.A. will be set in March.

Mr. Braaten presented an estimate for installing security doors with card locks. This proposal is tabled until a future meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the January 2006 financial reports and the bills for payment.


American Welding Supplies $72.10

B & H Oil Co 2,690.19

Benson Co Farmers Press 133.60

BMI Educational Services 121.33

Braaten, Carol 266.50

Braaten, Joel 167.50

Brame, Nancy 22.50

Chad’s Amoco, Inc 1,329.63

Clute Office Equip 399.00

Computer Store 3,377.90

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Dick Blick Company 236.07

Farmers Union Oil Co 272.58

Graybar 102.06

Gronos, KayCee 76.50

Gullickson, Jason 167.50

ITD 143.27

Johnson’s Plumbing Service 170.30

L&H Plumbing & Heating 498.92

Lake Region Sheet Metal 657.46

LR Special Ed 28,925.38

Lake Region State College 26.00

Leapaldt, Gay 554.40

Leeds Dollars for Scholars 200.00

Leeds Hot Lunch 1,054.00

Mac’s, Inc 70.55

Menards 159.68

MENC 90.00

Midland Hospital Supply 91.17

Moser, Larry 279.00

Moser, Sheila 32.42

National Geographic

Society 15.90

ND Telephone Co 346.25

NDCTM 100.00

NDMEA ND All State 15.00

NESC 2,225.00

OfficeMax 319.21

Parent Institute 32.25

Pearson Education 60.71

Popplers Music 321.04

Praxair Distribution 188.27

Quill Corporation 259.17

Radisson Hotel 100.00

Ramkota Hotel 100.00

School Specialty 843.04

Smart Computing 29.00

Specialized Solutions/

Quick-Cert 427.28

Stein’s 240.03

Tracy’s Market 126.73

USI 221.29

Windshield Dr 55.00

Verizon Wireless 23.64

Wal-Mart Community 122.37

City of Leeds 429.50

Leeds Hot Lunch 1,500.00

Devils Lake High School 75.00

Devils Lake Park Board 100.00

Rolette School 88.00

Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: Benson County math meet – Leeds placed 2nd; AMC is today; ACDA Honor Choir will be February 4; junior high boys’ basketball tournament in Leeds on February 11 raised $410 for the football co-op; Miss North Dakota will be here on February 17; NWEA/MAP testing this week.

Congratulation to the girls’ basketball team for making it to the regional tournament and to the following athletes: Jordan Callahan and Dawn Teigen for making the all-tournament team and Hope Keller and Jordan Callahan for being selected all-district.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s

report: County spelling bee on February 25; valentines for vets; Kids to the Rescue (for students in hurricane areas) will be in the Devils Lake Journal kids’ section in March; the reading month challenge is during February; Miss North Dakota will be here February 17 promoting the importance of donating blood; NWEA/MAP testing this week. Mrs. Braaten also provided projected kindergarten enrollments for the next five years.

Linda Young left the meeting; Randy Silliman assumed the chair.

It was moved, seconded and carried to set the school board election for Tuesday, June 13, 2006 with polls open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A $300 donation from Mike Lalum will be put towards the cost of new track uniforms. Special recognition for his support of our cross-country and track programs will be made during the all-school reunion this summer.

A letter has been received from the ND High School Activities Association regarding the district re-alignment of the Minnewaukan-Leeds boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from District 7 to District 8 beginning with the 2006-07 season.

The Minnewaukan-Leeds girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will participate in the Hoopster Classic in Bismarck on December 8 and 9, 2006.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Emil Schoenfish, CPA to conduct the annual audit.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing with NESC Services Commitment.

The date for the long-range planning meeting will be Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Topics to be covered include projected enrollments, curriculum and staffing requirements, review of all day every day kindergarten, financial data (local district and state) and building and facility conditions.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s

report: coaches clipboards; MAP testing; NCLB-highly qualified teacher requirements; DPI rule changes (time assignments for administrators).

The superintendent’s formal evaluation must be reviewed before March 15. Individual evaluation forms are to be submitted to the business manager by March 1 for summarization and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 6 p.m.

Meeting adjourned.

Kathyrn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young



Project Site PW-466

Benson County

North Dakota


Commissioners of the County of Benson, North Dakota, will receive sealed bids for a grade raise (borrow), geotextile fabric, loose rock riprap and incidental items for Benson County Project PW-466 located 7 miles East of Minnewaukan, at the office of the County Auditor of said County until 10:00 a.m. CDST on April 18, 2006, at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud.

Said work is to be constructed in accordance with approved Plans and Specifications now on file in the office of the County Auditor. Copies of the Plans and Specifications and other bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Wold Engineering, P.C., 915 East 11th Street, Bottineau, North Dakota, 58318, upon payment of $40.00 for each set of documents, none of which will be refunded.

The approximate quantities of work and material for construction of this project are as follows:

Borrow 13,850 CY

Riprap 1,665 CY

Geotextile Fabric 3,735 SY

Incidental Items

Each bid is to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the work and is to be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the undersigned County Auditor. Each bid is to be accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond in the amount of five (5) percent of the bid, as specified by the North Dakota Century Code Par. 11-11-28, to be forfeited to Benson County should the bidder fail to effect a contract within ten (10) days after notice of an award. Bidder will execute and effect a contract in the amount of the bid and a Contractor’s Bond as required by law and regulation and determination of Benson County.

The work on said project shall be started on a date set by the County Commissioners, and shall be completed by July 15, 2006, from such date liquidated damages shall be paid.

The right is reserved to reject all bids, and to waive any informality in any bid, and to hold the bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of opening bids.

DATE: March 9, 2006

SIGNED: Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

PO Box 206

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish March 15 & 22, 2006)


Probate No. 03-06-P-03


In the Matter of the Estate of Johannes Hager, Deceased.

Valice M. Hager, )

Petitioner )

Johannes Hager and )

all other persons unknown )

interest in, or lien, or )

encumbrance upon, the )

property described in the Notice, )

Respondents. )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Valice M. Hager has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the estate of the above named Deceased, Johannes Hager.

The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota:

Lots Two (2) and Three (3) of Block Six (6) Original Townsite in the City of Oberon, County of Benson, State of North Dakota.

Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 10th day of April, 2006, at 3:00 o’clock p.m.

at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, at which time and place you may be heard if you wish.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2006.

-s-James P. Wang

James P. Wang

Attorney for Petitioner

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351


ID #: 04664

(Publish March 15, 22 & 29, 2006)



In the Matter of the Estate of Dale Haas, also known as Dale Robert Haas, 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 Monte Haas, PO Box 302, Rugby, ND

58368-0302 or filed with the court.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2006.

-s-Monte Haas

Monte Haas

Neil Thompson

Thompson & Thompson

409 4th Avenue – PO Box 696

Devils Lake, ND 58301

Attorneys for the Estate

First publication on the 22nd day of March, 2006.

(Publish March 22 & 29, April 5, 2006)


In an effort to serve you better, North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation and the North Dakota State Rehabilitation Council are sponsoring community meetings to hear from you. The focus is to gain insight into Vocational Rehabilitation’s employment services and business services. The information that we receive will be used in our planning process.

Lake Region Public Library

423 7th Street NE

Devils Lake, North Dakota

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT

Bismarck Public Library

Room C

515 North 5th Street

Bismarck, North Dakota

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT

If you need auxiliary aids or services to participate in the meeting, please contact Gayla Gienger no later than March 28, 2006 at 701-328-8950 (voice and TTY), toll-free 1-800-755-2745, or by e-mail at

If you would like a copy of the State Plan or the comment areas, you can also contact Gayla.



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