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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

February 2, 2010

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson and Michael N. Steffan. David Davidson was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Haagenson. Other people present were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press and Benson County State’s Attorney James P. Wang.

Road Superintendent Foreman Ron Stadum and DEM/Applicant Agent Dawn Flemmer met with the board. Stadum presented the board with a summary of expenditures to date for the road department. He also presented a proposed Snow Removal Policy which he recommended the board adopt. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to adopt the policy and to publish the same in the Benson County Farmers Press. With all members voting yes, the motion carried.

Stadum also stated he received a proposed Application for Right-of-Way Right of Entry and Permission to Conduct Survey and Archeological Inventory for rural water to the residence at Wood Lake Park. The board reviewed the document. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to sign the application. With all members voting yes, the motion carried.

Stadum mentioned a problem with cell phone service for areas where the motor graders are operated. He stated antennas are needed for better service in the event the blademen are in need of assistance during a snow storms. He stated there is a large area in Benson County that does not receive cell phone service and if the blademen needed help, they would not be able to contact anyone.

Lee stated the Maddock School requested permission to operate its radios on county frequency. Stadum stated this issue needs to be looked into further prior to giving consent.

Flemmer gave an update on the progress she’s made on getting paperwork submitted to the Corps of Engineers on upcoming grade raises. She said she’s been attending some training sessions. She stated she is working on getting issues resolved regarding the Flood Mitigation Plan in Benson County. She stated updates will need to be made to the Benson County Emergency Operations Plan and she will start working on this. Haagenson requested an update regarding finalizing the remaining Flood 04 projects. She stated she submitted information to the State DEM last week and she found additional information which she will be submitting to him this week.

Haagenson stated he was contacted by Susan Fossen, BC Transportation Director, and she indicated the transportation department will be purchasing a new bus. She also stated the construction of a building to house the bus may be possible.

Scott Knoke, Extension Agent, and Stacey Heggen, Nutrition Education Agent, met with the board. Heggen gave an update on what programs she’s been presenting to the schools. Knoke presented an impact report to the board regarding crop production. He gave input on the Lake Region Round Up Ag Show recently held in Devils Lake. Knoke stated an Ag Day will be held in Maddock on March 16, 2010.

Lester Ellingson met with the board. He gave an update on the condition of the Load King trailers and trucks at the road department and the maintenance he’s been doing on them. Ellingson also discussed health insurance coverage along with pay raise issues. The board reviewed an e-mail dated January 27, 2010 from Kari Hunt of BCBS.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of January 19, 2010. With all members voting yes, the motion carried.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board and presented a quote for a new patrol car. The board reviewed a list of the number of 911 calls received by the LEC in 2009.

David Daeley, VSO officer, met with the board. He presented a letter he received from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating Daeley was welcomed as an accredited representative of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims before the department.

The board reviewed an e-mail from the State Auditor’s Office dated January 29, 2010, regarding a revised cost estimate for the 2009 county audit.

The board also reviewed an e-mail received from Leo Walker dated January 29, 2010 regarding an upcoming field hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

Henry Duray of Graham’s Island State Park arrived at the meeting.

The board reviewed a letter from State’s Attorney Wang dated February 1, 2010 regarding a water problem on the south boundary of Sec. 31 of West Bay Township.

John Beckstrand, Brian Maddock and Ken Hoffert of the Benson County Water Board and Leo Walker met with the board to give input on what was discussed at the recent meeting in Devils Lake. Beckstrand stated the Ramsey and Towner County Water Boards requested a meeting on February 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Ramsey County Courthouse. Maddock stated the board approved a culvert being put in on the south boundary of Sec. 31, West Bay Township, but the work was never completed. This issue will be relayed to the county highway department so the work gets completed.

Maddock discussed the condition of the Bouret Dam with the board.

Lee informed the chairman of conflicts he has with two upcoming board meetings. The board agreed to move the February 16 meeting to February

17 and the April 6 meeting to April 5.

Ramsey County commissioners Joe Belford and Bill Mertens and Ramsey County Highway Superintendent Kevin Fieldsend met with the board.

Belford stated he requested a meeting with the board to discuss the possible need for a grade raise on the Graham’s Island Road. Duray presented numbers to the board on previous costs involved in raising the road. Steffan questioned if stimulus money could be used for funding the project. Fieldsend gave a report on who pooled money in for the last grade raise to take place. Fieldsend stated he did not believe any stimulus money would be available. Belford suggested maybe a good place to start would be with the Federal Highway Department. Haagenson questioned if preventative measures should be requested regarding the portion of the roadway that does not have rip-rap. Steffan suggested the board go on record indicating the need for the roadway. Belford suggested a meeting be set up with the six area legislators. Duray stated the park set records in attendance in 2009 and it was the most used park in the State of North Dakota. He indicated over 100,000 visitors came to the park and 10,000 nights of camping were rented out.

Belford presented the board with an ag impact loss from the flooding of Devils Lake. The board tentatively set a meeting for February 26, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Sievert Thompson Center to meet with the legislators.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills along with the Benson County Transportation Expenses for January 2010. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. With all members voting yes, the motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Bonita Knatterud $311.75

Daryl Biby 79.20

Korey Jorgenson 110.41

Lyndon Olson 78.51

Tim Finley 74.11

United States Treasury 429.91

Wanda Teigen 37.93

Social Welfare 5,201.56

Alltel 44.20

B & H Oil 4,600.04

Devils Lake Equipment 13.59

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk. 4,450.27

Farmers Union Oil-York 3,602.89

Gerrells 73.47

Home of Economy 148.27

Harlow Elevator 264.95

HE Everson’s Co. . 153.50

ND Telephone Co. 159.41

Otter Tail Power Company 373.24

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 17.45

W W Wallwork 939.02

Ardell Olson 8,060.00

Bryan Britsch 395.00

US Postmaster 132.00

Benson Co. Transportation 4,800.00

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Garrison Diversion Dist. 3,896.57

Information Technology

Dept. 474.80

ND State Treasurer 10,065.05

Office Depot 98.56

Otter Tail Power Company 2,458.08

BW Seven Seas Inn 63.00

Scott Knoke 161.70

Senior Meals & Services 6,518.00

Eldon Township 4,906.25

Tracy’s Market 17.13

NDSU Extension 35.00

Dean Petska 150.00

Job Service 6,499.24

James Wang 638.00

Lisa Wold 150.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 23,864.92

ND Telephone Co. . 626.23

Office of State Tax Comm. 5,232.08

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 5,721.61

Esmond City 25.50

Farm Plan 13.59

Harlow Sanitation 240.00

Lyle Signs, Inc. 4,114.44

Mark Hoffert 125.00

ND Dept. of Transportation 756.00

Otter Tail Power Company 215.45

Broe Township 329.00

Alltel 5.28

Chad’s Amoco 387.54

Colonial 34.75

Curtis Hvinden 8.25

Kate Johnson 6.60

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 1,119.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,244.71

State Tax Commissioner 405.11

Paul Peterson 33.00

SDU 500.00

SDU 250.00

Stacey Heggen 298.90

ND State Tax Commissioner 73.00

Social Welfare 8,727.54

Allen Brandvold 150.00

Alken Auto Glass 250.00

B & H Oil 4,818.01

Butler Machinery 9,212.50

Maddock City 97.10

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 9,474.56

Farmers Union Oil-York 2,737.04

Farmers Union Oil 1,726.35

Harlow Elevator 33.35

HE Everson’s Co. 172.77

JS Vending, Inc. 117.04

Lannie Simonson Bldg. Co. 845.84

Mac’s Inc. 113.81

Dakota Implement 847.32

Napa Auto Parts 304.32

Nodak Electric Cooperative 355.38

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op. 34.00

OK Tire Store 3,255.60

Otter Tail Power Company 167.17

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 118.52

Quality Welding 226.18

Wangs 1,366.08

W W Wallwork 1,889.70

Comfort Suites 63.00

Dawn Flemmer 1,810.50

ND Telephone Co. 33.78

Aflac 928.70

Benson Co. Highway. Dept. 42.55

Cass County Treasurer 64.00

Charles Paulson 40.70

Clute’s Office Equipment 601.82

Minnewaukan City 111.95

Computer Software

Associates 2,080.00

Ellen Huffman 138.32

Govern Soft 11,783.00

Interstate Battery 116.89

J S Vending, Inc. 69.84

Kmart 129.99

Lana Johnson 99.66

Lake Region Law

Enforcement Center 3,137.39

Lake Region District Health 12,275.50

Mac’s, Inc. 43.98

McQuoid’s Grocery 129.53

National Business Furniture 358.00

Susan Hoffer Sec.-Tr. 60.00

ND State Radio

Communications 507.84

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op. 35.62

US Postmaster 88.00

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 856.79

Stacey Heggen 273.60

Scott Knoke 280.20

ND Game & Fish 33,373.00

Distribution to Entities 565,795.56

Advanced Crop

Advisors Workshop 50.00

Bryan Berg 450.00

Benson Co. Transportation 800.00

Bonita Knatterud 30.00

Michael Steffan 93.00

Curtis Kvinden 60.00

Jason Lee 249.00

Lowell Haagenson 74.00

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Darrell’s Electric Inc. 137.32

Devils Lake Daily Journal 72.60

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,190.21

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk. 102.50

Garrisonn Diversion Dist. . 3,841.46

Information Technology

Dept. 474.80

Kelly Inn 63.00

Lake Lumber 64.32

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 22.49

Marvin Holweger 70.00

Maddock Mini Mart 619.40

ND Public Employees

Retirement 23,015.00

ND State Treasurer 6,659.70

Otter Tail Power Company 2,194.82

Pitney Bowes 450.72

Shawn Banet 70.00

Stacey Heggen 30.00

State Auditor’s Office 165.00

Stone’s Mobile Radio, Inc. 742.89

TASC 660.00

Universal Services 53.75

Bonita Knatterud 214.91

Daryl Biby 76.41

Hoiberg’s 183.80

Kory Jorgenson 105.41

Lyndon Olson 76.41

Travis Anderson 101.41

Tim Finley 72.41

Angel Hoffert 60.00

Bernie Ehnert 32.50

Cole Watson 262.50

James A. Ehnert 53.50

Marvin Holweger 25.00

Shawn Banet 50.00

JANUARY 2010

NET PAYROLL

County Agent $1,089.97

LEOP 230.85

Emergency Disaster 1236.01

VSO 1082.07

County Road 22,947.95

Social Services 28,193.85

County General 40,123.79

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to transfer $75,000.00 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. With all members voting yes, the motion carried.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to transfer $50,000.00 from the 5 Mill Fund and $50,000.00 Highway Tax Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund. With all members voting yes, the motion carried.

The board reviewed information from the January 26, 2010 meeting of the LRDHU.

Walker presented an article dated October 10, 2007 to the board written by Dale Wetzel regarding the need for a Devils Lake outlet water review.

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

January 13, 2010

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held Jan. 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was High School Principal Jeff Manley. Visiting was Dave Ambers.

Additions to the agenda: New Business: Mr. Richard Derrickson’s resignation.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting on December 9, 2009 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten reported on the basketball co-op. Application for any new co-op is due by the end of February.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the second reading of the Audit Policy.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the bills and financial reports.

Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Anne Carlsen Center

For Children $14,392.44

B&H Oil Co. 4,940.11

Beckman, Colleen 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 235.84

Benson Co. Treasurer 632.86

City of Leeds 552.00

Clute 412.00

Computer Store, Inc., The 794.55

Consolidated Plastics 412.07

Duran, Brandi 702.00

Edutech 20.00

Fargo-Moorhead Theatre 650.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 977.07

Gaffaney’s, Inc. 650.10

Glass Shop, Inc. 48.44

Hasse Plumbing & Water

Works 248.84

Information Technology

Department 149.00

Inventive Communications,

LLC 378.00

ITD 154.00

Johnson Clinic, PC 84.00

Lake Region Sheet Metal, Inc. 2,669.88

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass Co. 121.64

Leeds School Foodservice

Fund 1,104.00

Manley, Jeffrey 6.50

Mathcounts 40.00

Menards 199.98

Minot Public Schools 880.00

Moser, Sheila 102.14

ND Telephone Co. 316.95

NDASA 140.00

NDASSP 120.00

ND Telephone Co. 292.43

NESC 4,000.00

OfficeMax 181.73

Oriental Trading Co., Inc. 98.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 3,226.48

Paulson Supply, Inc. 2,480.71

Leeds Postmaster 185.00

Praxair 21.30

Quill Corp. 25.22

Reliance Telephone Systems,

Inc. 444.00

Reslock Printing 156.00

Scholastic Magazines 60.83

School Specialty, Inc. 247.38

Simplexgrinnell 80.00

Technology Learning

Cooperative 2,000.00

Towner Co. Record Herald 32.00

Tracy’s Market 6.28

US Postal Service 506.60

US Foodservice 7,125.00

Wal-Mart 103.23

Total 53,556.94

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: DIBELS testing next week; MAP testing week of January 25th; STAR math week of February 1st; the LEGO team competes in Lakota January 16; DI began January 13; Mini-society has begun for grades 3-6; invitation from Devils Lake Journal to participate in their Kids’ Section; SnoDaze 2010; Teddy Roosevelt lyceum January 21; elementary committees to evaluate reading and social studies textbooks; and reading month in February.

Mr. Braaten presented the high school principal’s report: college financial aid night January 27; theatre presentation January 27; SnoDaze week of January 18th; students of the quarter, second nine weeks: Andrea Jorgenson, Clay Kitzmann, McKenzie Silliman, Darren Young, Blake Darling and Ashley Manley.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to accept the LEA as negotiating representative for the certified staff.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to hold the district’s annual election on June 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The board reviewed the Pledge of Securities.

Mr. Braaten reported on K-3 Student Performance Strategist.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to pay the Dollars for Scholars membership fee of $350.00.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to increase the personal property insurance coverage to $1 million.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to accept Mr.

Derrickson’s resignation effective May 21, 2010.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: the NDESC working on a health insurance pool; NESC applying for ITV grant; new dishwasher is installed; NDSBA negotiation seminar is February 4-6.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF

BASKETBALL CO-OP MEETING

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

January 14, 2009

An informational meeting was held Jan. 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Geri Jorgenson, Terri Stoll, Donna Strand, Lisa Anderson, Linda Lybeck, Carol Leibfried, Albert Leibfried, Janel McGarvey, Roxanne Johnson, Richard Johnson, Rick Darling, Bob Ritterman, Steve Jorgenson, Charlie Bisbee, Linda Young, Dan Nybo, Tamie Bisbee, Jeni Swanson, Matt Swanson, Brenda Silliman, Kathy O’Brien, Kyle Nelsen, Mike O’Brien, Lisa Heck, Randy Heck, Randy Silliman, Kelly Fischer, Seth Bisbee, Gay Leapaldt, Travis Risovi, Michelle Manley, Ali Manley, Joel Braaten, Elaine Engstrom, Kim Anderson and Pete Ritterman.

The meeting was called for the public to discuss the formation of a basketball co-op with the Maddock and Minnewaukan Schools.

Joel Braaten

President

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

January 21, 2010

A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Brian Engstrom, Superintendent Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley and Business Manager Maria Dunlap.

Mr. Braaten reported on the informational meeting held on Jan. 14, 2010.

The board discussed the basketball co-op.

The board tabled further discussion on the basketball co-op.

The next special meeting will be held on Jan. 27, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF

BASKETBALL CO-OP MEETING

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

January 26, 2009

A meeting was held on Jan. 26, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. at the Leeds Public School. Present were Randy Silliman, Brian Engstrom, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Jeff Manley, Joel Braaten and members of the general public.

The meeting was called for the public to discuss the basketball co-op.

Joel Braaten

Superintendent

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

January 27, 2010

A special meeting was held Jan. 27, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Brian Engstrom, Superintendent Joel Braaten and High School Principal Jeff Manley.

The board discussed the basketball co-op.

Brian Engstrom moved to dissolve the Minnewaukan-Leeds boys’ and girls’

basketball co-op. The motion was seconded by Randy Silliman. Roll call vote was taken and resulted as follows: Gene Larson, yes; Randy Silliman, yes; Linda Young, yes; Brian Engstrom, yes; Gay Leapaldt, yes.

Gay Leapaldt moved to co-op with the Maddock Public School for girls’

and boys’ basketball for 2010-2011. The motion was seconded by Gene Larson. A roll call vote was taken and results were as follows: Brian Engstrom, yes; Gene Larson, yes; Gay Leapaldt, yes; Randy Silliman, yes; Linda Young, yes.

The meeting adjourned.

Joel Braaten

Superintendent

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS AND MADDOCK

SCHOOL BOARDS

February 11, 2010

A special meeting was held Feb. 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Joel Braaten, Jeff Manley, Bobby Hoffner, Mark Kallenbach, Randy Benson, Kim Anderson, David Kenner and Business Manager Maria Dunlap.

The boards discussed the basketball co-op.

The board members will meet with their respective boards during regular meetings and take suggestions for team names, colors and other basketball co-op details.

Both boards of education will meet via IVN during their regular board meetings on Feb. 18, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


NOTICE OF ANNUAL

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be four (4) positions open on the board.

These positions will be three (3) year terms. The candidates shall reside within in the rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School District #30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.

Anyone wishing to run for this election must file a statement setting forth the candidate’s name and the position for which the person is a candidate. Candidates must also sign and file a statement of interest with the school district business manager. Statement of interest forms will be available in the Four Winds High School office. The final date for filing will be at 4 p.m. on April 2, 2010.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in the Fort Totten Public School District #30 for at least 30 days preceding the election is entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.

The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

The polls will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building meeting room.

Those who have questions may contact Business Manager Stephanie Anderson at 766-1438.

(Publish Feb. 24, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

February 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus, Aldermen Sharon Hart and J.P. Robbins and City Auditor Pat Robbins.

Benson County Commissioner Jason Lee of Maddock was a guest. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by Auditor Robbins. A motion was made by Alderman Hart and seconded by Alderman Robbins to approve the minutes as read. The motion carried.

The financial reports were presented by Auditor Robbins. A motion was made by Alderman Robbins and seconded by Alderman Hart to approve the reports. The motion carried. Bills paid for January were as follows:

Waste Management of ND $301.93

Otter Tail Power Co. 280.67

Internal Revenue Service 387.54

Snow removal 850.00

Auditor Robbins 85.00

Workforce Safety 250.00

New business was a visit from Commissioner Jason Lee of Maddock who has volunteered to visit regularly with county city councils to inform them of the different federal programs and how they affect the small cities.

The meeting was very informative for the city council.

Discussion was held on snow removal. Mayor Marchus said the county blade would come in only as time permitted, so the city must have its own plan in order.

The next meeting will be held Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall or J.P. Robbin’s shop.

There being no further business, upon a motion made by Alderman Hart and seconded by Alderman Robbins, the meeting adjourned.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


NOTICE OF SALE

Civil No. 09-C-3

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure by the District Court of the Northeast Judicial District in and for the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on April 1, 2009, in an action wherein GMAC Mortgage, LLC was Plaintiff and Craig S. Arnold; Nicole Arnold; LVNV Funding, LLC; and any person in possession were Defendants, in favor of Plaintiff and against the Defendants for the sum of $86,601.06, which judgment and decree, among other things, direct the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount of said judgment, with interest thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale will satisfy; and by virtue of a writ issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I, Steven J. Rohrer, Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota, will sell the property described in the judgment to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on March 9, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. (CT), to satisfy the amount due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale will satisfy. The property to be sold is situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and described as follows:

The following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota and described as follows, to-wit:

A tract of land situated in the SE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 16, Township

152 North, Range 71 West, more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 16; thence N 00 degrees

39 feet 29 inches E along the East line of said Section a distance of 500.00 feet; thence S 89 degrees 46 feet 01 inches W a distance of

962.05 fee; thence S 01 degrees 01 feet 22 inches W a distance of 477.36 feet; thence S 88 degrees 53 feet 08 inches E a distance of 965.00 feet to said East line and the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 10.8 acres, more or less, a/k/a 3951 39th Ave. NE, Esmond, ND 58332.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of February, 2010.

/s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County,

North Dakota

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )

) ss.

County of Benson )

On this 1st day of February, 2010, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Steven J. Rohrer, known to me to be the person who is described in, and whose name is subscribed to this instrument.

/s/ Bonnie Erickson

Bonnie Erickson

Notary Public

Benson County, North Dakota

My Commission Expires: 9-9-10

MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM

PO Box 1097

Dickinson, ND 58602-1097

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


PUBLIC NOTICE

North Central Planning Council

A second public hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the City Hall, Maddock, North Dakota.

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

1. To discuss the use of CDBG funds by the City of Maddock in the replacement of the Raw Water Transmission Line. (The use of funds did not change from the application.) 2. To inform the public about the North Dakota Community Development Block Grant and to gain public input into the program.

3. To gather comments about the project. Comments will be accepted until March 1, 2010 at North Central Planning Council, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, ND 58301.

If special accommodations are needed, please notify us ahead of time at

701-662-8131 so that appropriate aids can be available.

(Publish Feb. 24, 2010)


NOTICE OF HEARING

BY PUBLICATION

(DEFAULT HEARING)

STATE OF MINNESOTA

DISTRICT COURT

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.: 69DU-FA-10-64

Case Type: Child Support

In Re: State of Minnesota, County of St. Louis and Nicole Lee Olson vs.

Nathan Benedict Dogskin, Jr.

TO: Nathan Benedict Dogskin, Jr.

Last Known Address:

8151 Highway 20

Saint Michael, ND 58370

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing has been scheduled in the above-captioned child support matter before the Honorable Steven Running, Child Support Magistrate at the St. Louis County Courthouse located at 100 North 5th Avenue West, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota on May 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., Central Time.

You must appear at the hearing. If you do not appear at the hearing, the court may grant a default judgment against you or take any further action the court finds is appropriate without further notice or hearing.

Dated: February 17, 2010

Clarissa L.C. McDonald

Assistant County Attorney

Registration No. 0347826

320 W. 2nd Street, Room 403

Duluth, Minnesota 55802-1495

(218) 726-2034

(Publish Feb. 24 & March 3 & 10, 2010)


ADVERTISMENT FOR BIDS

The Minnewaukan Public School Board is requesting sealed bids for the property known as the Graham’s Island School. The site includes the school building located on approximately three (3) acres.

Sealed bids must be at the school by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2010.

The Minnewaukan School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be accompanied with a certified check for 10% of the bid.

Mail bids to Minnewaukan Public School, PO Box 348, Minnewaukan, ND

58351 or deliver to the superintendent’s office at the school.

(Publish Feb. 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 2010)


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