3/24/2010 – Public Notices


 

SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Robert Duncan, William Duncan )

and Vikki Bristlin Lax, )

Plaintiffs, )

vs. )

Christine N. Duncan, James F. )

Duncan, John Duncan; any heirs, )

devisees, and legatees of the said )

Christine N. Duncan, James F. )

Duncan, and John Duncan; and )

all other persons known or )

unknown claiming any estate or )

interest in, or lien or encum- )

berance upon, the property )

described in the Complaint, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this above action, which is or will be filed with the clerk of the above-named court by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after this summons has been served upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

You, and each of you, are hereby given notice that the relief sought in this action is wholly or partly in excluding the above-named Defendants from any interest in or lien upon the following described real estate, and no personal claim is made against any of the said Defendants. The aforementioned real estate is described as follows, to wit:

The South Half of the Northwest Quarter (S1/2NW1/4), Lots Three (3) and Four (4), Section Two (2), Township One Hundred Fifty-One (151), Range Sixty-Eight (68), Benson County, North Dakota.

Dated this 24th day of February, 2010.

/s/ J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.

TRAYNOR LAW FIRM, PC

J. Thomas Traynor, Jr., ND ID# 03694

509 – 5th St. NE, Suite 1

PO Box 838

Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838

(701) 662-4077

E-mail: [email protected]

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

March 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, March 12 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. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus.

Minutes of the last meeting were read by City Auditor Robbins. Alderman Hart moved to approve the minutes. Alderman Robbins seconded. The motion carried.

City Auditor Robbins presented the financial reports. Alderman Robbins moved for approval. Alderman Hart seconded. The motion carried. Bills approved for February are as follows:

Waste Management $303.03

Otter Tail Power Co. 283.21

Benson Co. Farmers Press 32.83

Snow removal 560.00

Gaffaney’s 63.01

Pat Robbins 85.00

Discussion was held on water problems city residents may experience during the spring thaw. Alderman Robbins referred to the instructions of Commissioner Lee on this matter. He also noted that all residents should document their damage and take pictures if possible so all damage can be presented to the Benson County Water Resource Board for possible FEMA help.

Auditor Robbins announced that this is an election year and both alderman positions will be up for election. The election notice has been published in the Benson County Farmers Press.

The next meeting of the Knox City Council will be held Friday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.

There being no further business, Alderman Robbins made a motion that the meeting adjourn. Alderman Hart seconded. The meeting adjourned.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Robert J. Tovsrud, 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 Gerilyn Tandberg, personal representative of the estate, at 5954 Parkbriar Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, or filed with the court.

Dated this 1st day of March, 2010.

-s-Gerilyn Tandberg

Gerilyn Tandberg

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

State Bar #04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 10th day of March, 2010.

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


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 Minnewauken in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on April 27, 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, aka 3951 39th Ave. NE, Esmond, ND 58332.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of March, 2010.

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )

)ss.

County of Benson )

On this 17th day of March, 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.

Bonnie Erickson

Notary Public

Benson County, North Dakota

My Commission expires Sept. 9, 2010.

MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM

P.O. Box 1097

Dickinson, ND 58602-1097

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish March 24 and 31 and April 7)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16

Notice is hereby given by Renae Kennedy, Business Manager of Oberon School District No. 16, that on Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to the school board for a term of three years.

The question of whether or not to publish the minutes in the county newspaper will also be on the ballot.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board shall file with the business manager of the school board not less than sixty days before the election, and before 4 p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical possession of the business manager before 4 p.m. on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 9, 2010 at 4 p.m.

The school board member with the expiring term is Yvonne Thumb. School board members are elected at large. Holdover members of the board are Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross and Roger Skadsem.

The Oberon School District polls are located in the Oberon School lunch room. Polls will be open on June 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager

Oberon School District No. 16

(Publish March 10 & 24 & April 7, 2010 )


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

February 18, 2010

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held February 18, 2010 at 4 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. No one was absent. Visitors were Chris Jorgenson, Eric Jorgenson, Michelle Manley, Albert Leibfried, Mike Manston, Eileen Herman, Reg Herman and Lisa Anderson.

Addition to the agenda: visitors.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting of January 13, 2010 were approved as written. The minutes of special meetings held January 14, January 21, January 26, January 27 and February 11, 2010 were approved as written.

Chris Jorgenson commented on the basketball co-op and questioned the board’s reason for dissolving the co-op with Minnewaukan. Reg Herman commented on the basketball co-op. Lisa Anderson read a statement commenting on the board’s decision regarding the basketball co-op and requested the board reconsider their vote on the basketball co-op.

Minnewaukan Public School requested dissolving the football, volleyball and track and field co-ops with Leeds and Maddock Public Schools. Mr.

Manley presented a letter not opposing dissolving the football, volleyball and track and field co-ops with Minnewaukan and a letter dissolving the basketball co-op with Minnewaukan Public School. Mr.

Manley also presented copies of letters from Fessenden and Scranton Public Schools and their co-op applications. Linda Young reported on the Leeds-Maddock Schools basketball co-op meeting held February 11, 2010.

The board discussed whether to join the CNDC tournament in 2010-2011. A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously not to oppose Minnewaukan Public School dissolving the football, volleyball and track and field co-ops.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from the ND Insurance Department stating the safety relief valve needed to be replaced on the water heater. Mr.

Braaten reported that the relief valve has been replaced.

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

Braaten’s resignation with heartfelt thanks for his eight years of service.

The Leeds School Board met with the Maddock School Board via IVN to discuss the basketball co-op.

A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to approve the following for the Leeds-Maddock basketball co-op: name, Benson County Wildcats; mascot: Wildcats; joining the CNDC; fiscal agent, Leeds Public School; uniforms, use current uniforms — one school for home and the other for away games; school song, both; cheerleaders, anyone from either school; during a year when Maddock hosts the CNDC tournament — Leeds would have five home games and Maddock would have three games.

A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to transfer $2,000.00 from the General Fund to the Athletics Activity Account.

Mr. Braaten reported on the G & R Controls invoice and read a letter from G & R Controls regarding the invoice.

A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to approve the bills and January’s financial reports.

Anderson, Judy $50.00

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children 7,229.40

B & H Oil Co. 2,734.02

Benson Co. Farmers Press 142.50

Boiler Inspection Program 25.00

Braun, Susan 59.87

Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 2,339.33

City of Leeds 159.00

Clear Education Solutions 95.00

Clute’s Office

Equipment, Inc. 36.26

The Computer Store, Inc. 1,713.00

Create ND 180.00

Dakota Assemblies 375.00

Dakota Web

Composers, LLC. 120.00

Devils Lake Public School 142.50

Duran, Brandi 378.00

Ecolab Pest Elimination 101.00

Fargo-Moorhead

Community Theatre 50.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 267.44

G & R Controls 1,875.40

Home of Economy 15.57

Information Technology

Dept. 154.00

Johnson’s Plumbing

Service, Inc. 524.47

Kevlott Testing Services 155.00

Lake Region Sheet

Metal, Inc. 369.62

Lake Region Special Ed. 20,831.05

Leeds School

Food Service Fund 1,230.00

Manley, Jeffrey 212.50

Menards-Minot 23.03

MENC 102.00

Minot State University 65.00

Mollers, Inc. 24.01

ND Center for Distance Ed. 193.63

ND School for the Deaf 5,452.00

ND Telephone Co. 314.15

NDCTM 135.00

North Star School Dist. #10 15.00

Nybo, Daniel 364.01

OfficeMax 160.93

Otter Tail Power Co. 8,657.75

Poppler’s Music Inc. 61.22

Praxair Distribution Inc. 22.01

Quill Corp. 796.63

Ramada-Grand Forks 92.00

School Specialty 315.94

Stein’s, Inc. 1,316.71

The Teaching Co. 359.90

Tracy’s Market 439.53

USI Education and

Government Sales 2.67

Wal-Mart Community Brc. 140.82

Yoder, Patricia 120.00

TOTAL 60,948.87

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: the Close-up conference held February 1 and 2 was attended by Sadie Vallier, Lacey King, Brady Blazer, Logan Gunderson and Michael Urness; parent-teacher conferences held February 18; FFA crops and livestock judging held February 20; FCCLA Star events — Morgan Leapaldt, Brenna Stone, Logan Gunderson, Sadie Vallier, Blake Darling, Hannah Anderson and Allison Manley all advanced to state competition in April; teacher observations to be completed by March 15; math curriculum — looking at offering a split math track beginning in 8th grade to enable students to earn three math credits to graduate and to take higher level math courses; girls’

basketball — 3rd place district tournament; Allison Manley and Dorothia Santos are all-district players; Mr. Risovi named district 8 Coach of the Year; regional tournament begins February 22.

Mr. Manley presented the elementary principal’s report for Mrs. Braaten:

John Fischer, Blayne Anderson, Jarrel McGarvey, Zoe Lauckner, Nathan Elverud, Hailey Gunderson, Dani Schwanke, Richelle Hansen, Spencer Follman, Madison Featherstone, Adam Fischer and Brandy Blegen will represent Leeds School in the Benson County Spelling Bee February 27; seat belt safety presentation for K-6 February 19; "Sam Ting" water conservation presentation February 24; Sargeant Safety presentation March 16; preschool screening March 9; Fargo Theatre presentation of "The Wizard of Oz" March 9; Benson County Music Festival for grades 5 and 6 March 10; and INSTEP — five staff members enrolled in a technology class designed to enhance their use of Smart Boards.

Mr. Braaten reported on the LR District Health Unit report and presented a possible 2010-2011 school calendar.

Mr. Braaten reported on the Lego coach’s salary. A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to pay the Lego coach $725.00.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: a new bus will arrive in a few days; have received no applications for the science position.

A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to advertise for the superintendent’s position with some teaching, preferably English or science.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 15, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

February 9, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held February 9, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the city library. Present were Mayor Trish McQuoid and council members Mark Motis, Steve Huffman and Rita Staloch.

Agenda: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to approve the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to have Deb Trnka and Trish McQuoid oversee the funds from the Horizons Group. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to turn any and all information on Steve Chase’s accident over to the city attorney. The motion carried unanimously.

The building permit for Kelly Armentrout was tabled.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to send Ron Worthy to water school. The motion carried unanimously.

Minutes: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes for the January 12, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to send Steve Huffman to the water expo meeting in Minot. The motion carried unanimously.

Property Taxes: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to have the city of Minnewaukan assessed for tax purposes. The motion carried unanimously.

The city council was given an insurance liability application to be reviewed.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Mark Motis

Council President

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

February 25, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held February 25, 2010 at the city library. Present were Mayor Trish McQuoid and council members Steve Huffman, Rita Staloch, Mark Motis and Shane Monda. Also present were Bonnie Greenleaf of the Army Corps of Engineers, Joe Belford and Eric Gilbertson of KLJ.

This meeting was held to discuss flood protection plans for the city of Minnewaukan. Eric Gilbertson was authorized to seek funding for flood hazard mitigation on behalf of the city.

Mark Motis

Council President

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s):

Job No.: 13

Project No(s).: SERFO-3-020(075)087

Length: 2.685

Type: GRADING, SURFACING, RIPRAP & MISCELLANEOUS

County(s): BENSON County

Location: ND 20 SPRING LAKE FROM RP 87.369 TO RP 90.054 Job No.: 15 Project No(s).: PM-3-999(012)

Length: 920.269

Type: PAVEMENT MARKING

County(s): BENSON, CAVALIER, EDDY, FOSTER, PIERCE, RAMSEY, & ROLETTE Counties

Location: VARIOUS US & ND HIGHWAYS IN DEVILS LAKE DISTRICT Job No.: 42 Project No(s).: HES-9-999(257)

Length: 255.326

Type: RUMBLE STRIPS & PAVEMENT MARKING

County(s): BENSON, DUNN, EDDY, GRANT, MCKENZIE, MCLEAN, MORTON, MOUNTRAIL, RAMSEY, ROLETTE, & SIOUX Counties

Location: VARIOUS US & ND HIGHWAYS STATEWIDE – ND RESERVATIONS Bids will be received until 09:30AM, April 16, 2010, IN THE FOYER, LOCATED ON 3RD FLOOR, OUTSIDE ROOM 330 OF THE NDDOT BUILDING, ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS, IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. Bids will be opened at that time and the bid result will be distributed and posted online at http://www.dot.nd.gov/business/ approximately 30 minutes after bids are opened.

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 on the NDDOT website at http://www.dot.nd.gov and may be inspected at the Construction Services 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:

Francis G. Ziegler, P.E., Director

North Dakota Department of Transportation


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

March 2, 2010

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 9 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 State’s Attorney James P. Wang.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka met with the board to give an update on work being done by the road department. Haagenson questioned if the county could assist the City of Minnewaukan with emergency workers and/or machinery to help protect against flooding. Wang suggested perhaps a Joint Powers Agreement could be entered into. The board questioned where fill materials/clay etc. could be gotten. Lee stated he attended the most recent Minnewaukan City Council meeting and gave input to the board on what was discussed. The board agreed the county has a lot at stake if the city should be lost to flooding. The board reviewed the elevations of the county buildings and the school. Trnka stated his concern is that people may be trapped if certain roads/bridges go under water.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of February 17, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Lee gave input on the recent meeting he attended for the law enforcement center.

Discussion was held on insurance eligibility for a former Benson County employee.

The board reviewed a listing of the amounts of money paid to Nick of Time.

Clerk of Court Lana Johnson met with the board to discuss a letter from the ND State Court Administrator regarding entering into a contract for clerk of district court services. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to enter into the contract. The motion carried unanimously.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board to discuss hiring another officer for placement in the schools in Benson County. He stated in order for this to take place the schools would need to contribute money towards the officer’s salary. The board questioned if any grant money would be available for this. The board concluded to have the Sheriff look into this matter further.

John Beckstrand, Brian Maddock and Ken Hoffert of the Benson County Water Board and Jean Olson the secretary for the water board, met to discuss issues with Bouret Dam. A letter was presented to the board from the ND State Water Commission dated February 17, 2010 regarding ownership of the dam. Haagenson stated the people in the area are in favor of leaving the dam in place and making repairs to it. Beckstrand stated the next move for the project to go forward will need to be made by the Benson County Water Board. Wang recommended sending a letter to the State Water Commission stating the project needs to move forward.

Mark Motis, Trish McQuoid and Steve Huffman of the Minnewaukan City Council and Minnewaukan’s City Auditor Deb Trnka met with the board to discuss flooding issues with the city. Lee questioned what progress has been made on emergency water hook up issues. Haagenson questioned what has been done regarding issues with diking, etc. McQuoid stated Brian Hvinden from FEMA will be meeting with the city today. McQuoid stated the county needs to get the Benson County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in place in Benson County and thought perhaps Brian Hvinden could assist with preparing the plan for Benson County. McQuoid stated the city contacted North Central Planning Council regarding assistance with the plan. The board questioned if the city has declared a disaster. McQuoid responded stating it will be done in the very near future. The board discussed the emergency declaration recently issued by the governor.

Minnewaukan City Council member Rita Staloch arrived at the meeting.

Huffman stated meters will be placed on the water tower to determine whether or not it is moving. McQuoid stated that if the lake elevation gets between 1451’ and 1452’ many buyouts may take place. Staloch stated it was her belief that the only way the city would lose 30 homes is in the case of a buyout.

Brian Hvinden arrived at the meeting.

Discussion was held on assisting property owners in relocating their homes so they would stay in the Minnewaukan area. Staloch stated Myron Jury will be traveling to speak with the congressional delegation that deals with impact aid regarding the situation of the city. The county and city agreed a letter of support should be sent with Mr. Jury.

McQuoid questioned Brian Hvinden if there was somebody to assist with preparing the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for Benson County.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes from the special meeting of February 26, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Lee telephoned the State Disaster Emergency Services Office in Bismarck, ND, to see if that agency could assist with the preparation of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for Benson County.

The board reviewed a proposed Emergency Declaration for Benson County. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the declaration. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to write a letter of support for the City of Minnewaukan to send with Mr. Jury. The motion carried unanimously.

The auditor informed the board that Jim Yri contacted her and requested the board send a letter of support to the ND Game & Fish Dept. in favor of constructing a boat ramp on property owned by Yri north of Hwy. #19.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to send the letter as requested. The motion carried unanimously.

Haagenson questioned Peterson on the progress of the boat ramp at Round Lake.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills along with the Benson County Transportation expenses for February 2010. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to pay all county approved bills.

The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Alltel $44.60

Esmond City 25.50

Home of Economy 29.37

Mollers, Inc. 245.36

ND Telephone Co. 195.71

OK Tire Store 2,029.20

Otter Tail Power Co. 521.53

Praxair Distribution 17.90

Social Welfare 5,891.90

Colleen Hanson 50.00

Jason Lee 36.00

David Ambers 31.00

Duane Nelson 51.00

Floyd Smith 38.00

Jonelle Hvinden 50.00

Ken Bachmeier 53.00

Lorraine Sabbe 37.00

Larry Tarang 40.00

Olaf Nord 40.00

Wendy Arne 45.00

Wilhemette Arnold 61.00

Benson Co.

Highway Dept. 86.30

David Davidson 48.00

Comfort Inn 236.00

Maddock Mini Mart 113.00

NDSU Extension Service 125.00

ND Telephone Co. 705.73

Benson Co.

Farmers Press 98.00

Reliable Office Supplies 63.89

SDU 500.00

Tracy’s Market 5.79

Visa 514.64

Alltel 23.90

ND Telephone Co. 41.36

Chad’s Amoco 4,236.33

Dean Petska 150.00

Farmers Union Oil – Mdk 23.99

James Wang 638.00

Lisa Wold 150.00

Northern Plains RC & D 300.00

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 1,119.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,929.52

Social Welfare 11,846.70

Acme Electric 699.99

Butler Machine 1,259.22

Caterpillar Financial Corp. 51,966.84

Maddock City 97.10

Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 335.26

Federal Publishing 278.50

Farmers Union Oil 1,432.56

JS Vending, Inc. 27.80

Lake Lumber 118.45

Lannie Simonson

Bldg. Co. 71.87

Mac’s, Inc. 104.16

Dakota Implement 385.19

Napa Auto Parts 136.25

Nodak Electric

Cooperative 325.45

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op 37.00

OK Tire Store 366.24

Otter Tail Power Co. 442.78

US Postmaster 166.00

Benson Co.

Farmers Press 30.25

Wal-Mart 65.29

Wold Engineering 4,182.46

W W Wallwork 208.79

Benson Co.

Highway Dept. 3,222.47

Impark Township 1,715.03

Pleasant Lake Township 4,741.65

Benson Co.

Transportation 800.00

Colonial 34.75

Dakota Fire Ext. Inc. 42.50

Ellen Huffman 189.00

LR Law Enforcement Ctr. 3,460.00

Mac’s Inc. 10.26

ND Assn. of Counties 726.10

NDSU Extension Service $130.00

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op 35.62

Pitney-Bowes 65.44

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co.

Farmers Press 568.99

Rhoda Pfeifer 21.00

Randy Thompson 27.50

Scott Knoke 272.00

Service Tire 1,342.36

Wayne Trophies 64.78

NDTOA 1,200.00

NDTOA 1,200.00

NDTOA 400.00

Aflac 867.34

Alltel 311.83

Clute’s Office Equipment 906.95

Minnewaukan City 111.95

Comfort Inn 118.00

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Dacotah Paper Co. 1,207.80

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,708.89

Farmers Union Oil – Mdk 161.16

Institute of Local

Government 40.00

Information Technology

Dept. 474.80

JS Vending, Inc. 57.61

Maddock Mini Mart 378.80

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,413.34

NDSU Extension Service 15,571.29

ND VSO Assn. 50.00

Distribution to

Entities 934,333.12

Benson Co.

Highway Dept. 9,601.40

Distribution to

Entities 112,022.31

A. Marrick Construction 225.00

Garrison Diversion Dist. 6,874.95

ND Council of

Ed. Leaders 36.00

ND State Treasurer 10,798.48

ND State Treasurer 350.00

February 2010 Net Payroll

Co. Agent 1,089.97

Emergency Disaster 1236.01

VSO 1082.07

Co. Road 32,623.69

Social Services 24,574.92

Co. General 39,408.64

The board reviewed the 2009 annual report and mission statement from North Central Planning Council.

The meeting adjourned at 11:32 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Lowell Haagenson

Chairman


SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Civil No. 10-C-7

The Industrial Commission of )

North Dakota, acting as the North )

Dakota Housing Finance Agency, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Jeffrey W. Walen and Angela M. )

Walen, husband and wife, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, which is herewith served upon you and which has been filed in the office of the Clerk of District Court of Benson County at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answers thereto on the undersigned at his office at 2702 17th Ave. S, in the City of Grand Forks, County of Grand Forks, State of North Dakota, within (twenty) 20 days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the date of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer as above directed, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint herein.

MORTGAGOR(S) ARE NOTIFIED FURTHER that this is a communication from a debt collector and this is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Dated at Grand Forks, North Dakota this 19th day of January, 2010.

/s/ Alan M. McDonagh

Alan M. McDonagh

Special Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Plaintiff

2702 17th Ave. S

Grand Forks, ND 58201

701-775-8146

ND ID#05502

This action relates to the foreclosure of a real estate mortgage owned by above-named Plaintiff upon the following described property situated in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, to-wit:

Lots Twenty-eight (28), Twenty-nine (29) and Thirty (30), Block Seventy (70), City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota. (Street Address:

230 3rd Street SW, Minnewaukan, ND 58351.) /s/ Alan M. McDonagh Alan M. McDonagh Special Assistant Attorney General Attorney for the Plaintiff

2702 17th Ave. S

Grand Forks, ND 58201

701-775-8146

ND ID#05502

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 5

Notice is hereby given by Dianne Mikkelson, Business Manager of the Minnewaukan Public School District No. 5, that on the second Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to the school board for a term of four years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a school district shall file with the business manager of the school board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 9, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

The school board member with the expiring term is Corey Erickson.

Also on the ballot, voters will be voting on whether or not to publish minutes of the school board meetings in the newspaper.

The Minnewaukan School District polls will be located at the Minnewaukan School. Polls will be open on June 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

Minnewaukan School District No. 5

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


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.

Two (2) of the positions will be for three (3) year terms; one (1) will be for two (2) years left on an unexpired three (3) year term; and one

(1) for one (1) year left on an unexpired three (3) year term. 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.

The question of whether or not to publish the minutes of the school board meetings in the official county newspaper will also be on the ballot.

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 March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29

Notice is hereby given that on the second Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, the annual election will be held for the Warwick Public School District No. 29, counties of Benson, Eddy and Ramsey, state of North Dakota.

The polling place will be in the lobby of the Warwick Public School gymnasium in Warwick. The polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The election shall be held for the purpose of electing one board member for a three-year term from the geographic area of the city of Warwick and Warwick, Odessa and Minco Townships.

Candidacy for each school board seat is determined by residency within defined geographic areas of the school district, but all eligible voters of the school district may vote for the position.

Any person wishing to be a candidate for a position on the board must be a qualified elector of the school district, reside within the Warwick Public School District No. 29, and file a statement setting forth his or her name and intent for the position for which they are a candidate with the business manager of the school board by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010. The candidate will also be required to complete a State of Interest form. A statement which is mailed must also be in the business manager’s possession before 4 p.m. on April 9, 2010. Both forms are available in the school business manager’s office.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Warwick Public School

Warwick, ND 58381

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

February 9, 2010

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock on February 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kent Neppl, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Also present were Frank Mosser and Debbie Tracy.

A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Summers, to approve the minutes from the January 4, 2010 regular meeting and January 12 and 20, 2010 special meetings. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Allan, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employee Wages $11,207.77

ND State Tax Commissioner 133.64

Ramsey National Bank 2,000.90

US Post Office 484.00

Benson Co. Auditor 21,112.32

Benson Co. Farmers Press 42.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 109.78

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 1,825.20

Butler Machinery Co. 497.23

Border States Elec. Supply 279.00

Double M Sanitation 3,595.00

Frank L. Mosser 1,216.40

Interstate Engineering, Inc. 330.00

Library and Ed. Services 86.07

CenDak Farmers Union 7,226.88

Maddock EDC c/o R.

Maddock 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Missouri River

Energy Services 1,500.00

Maddock Mini Mart 338.40

Gus’s Auto 68.43

ND Health Laboratory 16.00

ND Library Assn. 35.00

ND Rural Water Systems 75.00

Northern Plains Electric 54,421.81

ND Sewage Pump and

Lift Station 75.00

ND Telephone Co. 428.72

Penworthy Co. 106.14

Q Business Source 54.14

QuiIl 275.89

Ann Slater 5.10

Thrifty White 38.12

Titan Machinery 1,040.84

Tracy’s Market 17.35

Western Area Power 8,842.61

Visa 107.00

Debbie Tracy 121.20

Hawkins Chemical, Inc. 335.42

Maddock Community Club 50.00

Workforce Safety

and Insurance 2,908.09

Maurice McKibbin 89.23

ND State Tax Commissioner 133.64

Ramsey National Bank 1,367.10

Mosser requested permission to attend the Rural Water Expo in Minot February 16-18. A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Summers, to allow him to attend. The motion carried.

A special thank you to Brock Georgeson for the snow removal he has done voluntarily for the city.

Angie Summers has notified the city that her house will be moved out of town. According to the city ordinance the basement must be filled in.

Mayor Maddock informed the council that Maddock Cable TV has met and they will need to increase their rates to continue operation. The following rate increase was proposed by Maddock Cable TV: basic rate to $30.00/month and HBO rate to $12.00/month. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Neppl, to allow Maddock Cable TV to raise the rate. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Neppl, to approve a building permit application for windows and siding to Ardell and Gloria Gigstad.

The motion carried.

Two liquor/dance permit applications were presented: one from Lodge 68 for the April 3 dance and one from the Benson County Rodeo Association for the March 5 Mardi Gras dance. Both will be held at the Benson County Events Center. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Summers, to approve these applications. The motion carried.

Debbie Tracy was present to update the council on the Energy Efficiency Community Block grant she has written for the Plum Building.

The next regular meeting will be March 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. The meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Oberon Elementary School will receive sealed bids for the following

project:

(1) Electrical installation of a 1000 amp 240 volt 3-phase off-peak

service and approximately 307 kW of Steffes ETS heating equipment for

the Oberon Elementary School located in Oberon, North Dakota.

Bids shall include all Steffes ETS equipment, labor, switchgear,

conduit, wire and removal of old equipment and all other related items

to insure a complete and workable heating system.

Contractor to secure all federal, state and local permits as

needed.Contractor to dispose of all materials not used during the

project and to have junk equipment removed.

Specifications will be available at the Oberon School office in Oberon,

ND on March 15, 2010.

A contractor walk-through will be held on April 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Interested bidders must attend the contractor walk-through unless other

arrangements are made prior to.

Sealed bids need to be received by 1:00 p.m. on April 8, 2010.

The Oberon Elementary School has the right to reject any and all bids.

Oberon School Board

315 A St. N

Oberon, ND 58357

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


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