The Mille Lacs County Times http://millelacscountytimes.com The Mille Lacs County Times cover community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Milaca, Minnesota and it's surrounding areas. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:22:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Libraries in Mille Lacs County faced with funding gap http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/libraries-in-mille-lacs-county-faced-with-funding-gap/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/libraries-in-mille-lacs-county-faced-with-funding-gap/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:36 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108195 1546559732_8dc39d9a78_mMille Lacs County is budgeting $7,029 less than what the East Central Regional Library (ECRL) has assessed the county for as its portion for supporting the ECRL system.
ECRL runs the public libraries in the counties of Mille Lacs, Isanti, Kanabec, Chisago, Pine and Aitkin. Mille Lacs has libraries in Princeton, Milaca, Isle and Onamia.
The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners passed a motion in a split vote on Oct. 7 to give ECRL $261,000 in 2015, which is $7,029 less than the county’s $268,029 assessment from ECRL. The motion followed an earlier motion that failed in a split vote for the county to give the full $268,029.
Commissioner Genny Reynolds made the first motion, which was seconded by board chair Phil Peterson. The motion failed, with Reynolds and Peterson voting yes and commissioners Tim Wilhelm, Dave Oslin and Roger Tellinghuisen voting no.
Oslin made the second motion, which was to just pay $261,000, Wilhelm seconded it, and it passed, with Oslin, Wilhelm and Tellinghuisen voting yes and Reynolds and Peterson voting no.
The $268,029 from ECRL is higher than the year before and ECRL bases its assessment on three factors – a county’s population, its net tax capacity, and usage of a county’s libraries by its residents, with each factor weighted equally as one third.
Mille Lacs County’s latest usage figure as a fraction is from 2013 and it was 16.64 percent, or 1.8 percent more than the 14.84 percent in 2012.
The population increase as a fraction was miniscule, and the net tax capacity portion for Mille Lacs rose from 11.8 percent to 12.06 percent.
Reynolds said at the Oct. 7 county board meeting that some library support groups are planning to raise funds if there is a gap between what the county pays and the ECRL’s assessment.
Reynolds, reached on Oct. 14 for an update, said that the ECRL board had just met on Oct. 13 and realized that it has a $15,000 surplus in its budget, therefore she understands that the situation of funding the ECRL libraries is not quite as bad as had been thought.
ECRL Director Barbara Misselt, also reached for comment, said she couldn’t respond much because the minutes of the Oct. 7 Mille Lacs County board meeting had not yet been made official.
But Misselt did comment on the idea of Friends of the Library support groups raising funds to keep ECRL from reducing library open hours when there isn’t enough funding.
The support group has to formally request of the county to accept funds from the group before it could take place, Misselt said.
Misselt also made it clear that ECRL is firm about reducing hours if it has to. She noted that it happened to Isanti County one year. There was an attempt by support groups to raise the needed money to fill the gap between ECRL’s assessment to Isanti County and what the county paid. The support group members raised some but not all the needed money to fill the gap. But what the Friends group raised meant that ECRL didn’t have to reduce the open library hours as much as it would have, Misselt said.
Peterson commented at the Oct. 7 county board meeting that he hadn’t ever heard before of a support group in Mille Lacs County raising funds to fill a library funding gap.
Mille Lacs County Administrator Roxy Traxler was asked if there was still leeway within the county’s preliminary 3 percent county tax levy increase for 2015 to fund the full $268,029 ECRL assessment to the county.
Traxler answered yes.
Oslin asked Reynolds, who is the county’s representative on the ECRL board, about the potential fundraising from Friends of the Library groups to fill the gap. Reynolds noted that a couple Chisago County commissioners have agreed to volunteer at a planned musical entertainment show in Mille Lacs County to raise money to prevent reduced hours in Mille Lacs County libraries.
Reynolds, a week later, said she understands how the commissioners who voted against the motion to pay the full $268,029 assessment are trying to keep the levy increase in 2015 from exceeding 2.5 percent. The county board finalizes its levy for 2015 this coming December. It can always make the increase be less than the 3 percent but it can’t make it go higher when finalizing it.

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Sixth-grade students of the month http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/sixth-grade-students-of-the-month/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/sixth-grade-students-of-the-month/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:06:22 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108162 students of the month 10-14
Milaca Elementary School named its sixth-grade students of the month for September. The students are (back row, left to right) Trey Hardy and Branden Marudas and (front row, left to right) Rylee Johnson and Avery Herbst.

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Update: Identity of deceased crash victim released http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/pease-woman-killed-in-crash-foreston-and-oak-park-women-injured/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/pease-woman-killed-in-crash-foreston-and-oak-park-women-injured/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:13:20 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108156 One person is dead and two others injured following an early morning crash Thursday, Oct. 23 on Highway 169 at County Road 12 in Mille Lacs County.

The accident was first reported to the Minnesota State Patrol at 7:14 a.m.

A 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Nanette Minarich, 49, of Foreston, was southbound on Highway 169 and was hit broadside by an eastbound 2012 Toyota Corolla driven by 42-year-old Rolina Karsten of Pease. Karsten was pronounced dead at the scene.

Minarich sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton.  A passenger in the Toyota, 46-year-old Maria Puffer of Oak Park, suffered serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

The crash remains under investigation of the Minnesota State Patrol. The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department and Princeton Fire & Rescue.

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Richter Frank http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/richter-frank/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/richter-frank/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:08 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108154 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF MILLE LACS
DISTRICT COURT
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. : 48-PR-14-1820
In Re: Estate of Frank Richter,
Decedent.
Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated April 24, 2014. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Jeanine K. Richter, whose address is 5706 Glasgow Bay, Big Lake, MN 55309, to serve as the personal representative of the decedents estate.
Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.
Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent.
Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedents estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: October 1, 2014
By: /s/ George A. Lock
Registrar/Court Administrator
JEDDELOH & SNYDER, P.A.
Gwen M. Anderson
MN# 169766
35 Lake Street S., Suite 600
P.O. Box 205
Big Lake, MN 55309
Telephone: (763) 262-2889
Facsimile: (763)262-6889
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 30, 2014
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Corrected BOA October 27 http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/corrected-boa-october-27/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/corrected-boa-october-27/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:34 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108152 MILLE LACS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Mille Lacs County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on October 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse in Milaca, Minnesota.
(CORRECTED)
Old Business: NONE
New Business:
Consideration of a Request by Mark and Lisa Anderson to:
Increase the height of a stick-built accessory structure from 13 feet to 19 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-164 (3))
to allow construction of a 32 foot x 40 foot detached accessory structure on property legally described a Lots 173-175, Port Mille Lacs Golf Acres (09-965-1650, Kathio Township). Generally located at 46768 Eagle Flight, Garrison.
Consideration of a Request by Crystal Creek Farms (Carvin Buzzell) to:
Reduce the lot area from 2.5 acres to 1.189 acres (MLCDC Sec. 1-174 (1) c);
Reduce the lot width from 300 feet to 299 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-174 (2));
Reduce the lot depth from 300 feet to 225 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-174 (3));
Reduce the side yard setback of an accessory structure (Lot A) from 50 feet to 40 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-174 (4) a); and
Reduce the side yard setback of a dwelling from 50 feet to 15 feet (MLDCD Sec. 1-174 (4) a)
to allow the subdivision of a 1.189 acre parcel from an 11.03 acre parcel legally described as the South 365 feet of the North 400 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter in Section 2, Township 37, Range 27, together with an easement for roadway and utility purposes over the South 31 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and over the North 35 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, all in Section 2, Township 37, Range 27 (12-002-0400, Milo Township). Generally located at 12742 125th Avenue.
Consideration of a Request by TechScape Wireless (applicant) and James and Audrey Burns to:
Reduce the setback of a communication (cell) tower to the side property line from 285 feet to 199 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-810 (2) a); and
Increase the height of a communication (cell) tower from 180 feet to 190 feet (MLCDC Sec. 1-810 (3) b)
to allow construction of a communication (cell) Tower (Verizon Wireless) on property legally described as the East Half of the Southeast Quarter (1/4) south of the former railroad right of way of Section 6, Township 37, Range 27 (12-006-1000, Milo Township). Generally located at 16162 120th Street, Milaca.
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 2014
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Nov 4 Hearing (Cty Ditch http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/nov-4-hearing-cty-ditch/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/nov-4-hearing-cty-ditch/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:24:29 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108150 MILLE LACS COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING COUNTY DITCH 2
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, will conduct a public hearing regarding a Redetermination of Benefits for Mille Lacs County Ditch 2. This hearing will take place as part of the regular County Board meeting on November 4, 2014 starting at 9 am. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the public hearing, either orally or in writing; or may file their written comments with the Administrative Services Office at 635 2nd St SE, Milaca, MN, prior to the hearing.
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 2014
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Meeting http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/meeting-3/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/meeting-3/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:22:52 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108148 GRANITE LEDGE TOWNSHIP
The Granite Ledge Township will be holding their meeting at the home of the clerk starting the second Wednesday of November to the second Wednesday of May 2014-2015. Meeting are at 7 P.M.
If any questions contact the Clerk at 320-387-2262.
Granite Ledge Township Clerk
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 2014
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General http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/general/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/general/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:21:40 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108146 MILLE LACS COUNTY NOTICE OF ELECTION
To the Clerks and voters of (All) Townships and Cities in the County of Mille Lacs, State of Minnesota:
Notice is hereby given that a General election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The following offices are to be voted:
FEDERAL OFFICES-U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative District 8.
STATE OFFICES-State Representative District 15A, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Attorney General.
JUDICIAL OFFICES-Supreme Court Associate Justice Seats 2 & 3, Judge Court of Appeals Seats 1, 3, 4, 9, 10,12, & 15, and Seventh Judicial District Court Judge Seats 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13,14, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 26, and 27.
COUNTY OFFICES-County Commissioner Districts 2 & 4, County Auditor-Treasurer, County Sheriff, County Attorney, and Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Districts 3 & 5.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS-School Board Members for Independent School Districts #473 (Isle), #477 (Princeton), #480 (Onamia), and #912 (Milaca).
CITY OFFICES-Mayor for the Cities of Bock, Foreston, Isle, Milaca, Onamia, Pease, Princeton and Wahkon and Council Members for the Cities of Bock, Foreston, Isle, Milaca, Onamia, Pease, Princeton, andWahkon, and one City Question for the City of Milaca.
TOWNSHIP OFFICES-Supervisors for the Townships of Bradbury, East Side and Mudgett, and Treasurer for the Township of Bradbury.
Voting will take place at the following polling places. The polling places will open at 7:00 a.m. (except as noted) and close at 8:00 p.m.
Precinct Location of Polling Place
Bogus Brook Township Town Hall 10839 85th Ave, Milaca
Borgholm Township Town Hall 16041 70th Ave, Milaca
Bradbury Township ** Mail Ballot Precinct
Dailey Township * Town Hall 28531 U.S. Hwy 169,
Onamia
East Side Township Town Hall 47047 30th Ave, Isle
Greenbush Township Town Hall 5445 120th Ave, Princeton
Hayland Township ** Mail Ballot Precinct
Isle Harbor Township Town Hall 3622 380th St, Wahkon
Kathio Township Town Hall 44364 Timber Trail Rd,
Onamia
Lewis Township ** Mail Ballot Precinct
Milaca Township Town Hall 14511 170th St, Milaca
Milo Township Town Hall 9429 145th Ave, Foreston
Mudgett Township ** Mail Ballot Precinct
Onamia Township Town Hall 35611 125th Ave, Onamia
Page Township Town Hall 21804 140th Ave, Milaca
Princeton Township Town Hall 10039 55th St, Princeton
South Harbor Township Town Hall 38677 Hyser Ave, Onamia
Bock City City Hall 1684 Anderson Ave, Bock
Foreston City City Hall 187 Washington Ave,
Foreston
Isle City City Center 285 2nd Ave S, Isle
Milaca City City Hall 255 1st St E, Milaca
Onamia City City Hall 621 W Main, Onamia
Pease City City Hall 35 1st St W, Pease
Princeton City Depot 103 S 10th Ave, Princeton
Wahkon City City Hall 151 2nd Ave, Wahkon
* Dailey Township-Polls open at 10:00 a.m.
** Bradbury Township, Hayland Township, Lewis Township and Mudgett Township are Mail Ballot Precincts. Designated location for persons not currently registered to vote and for absentee voting for mail ballot precincts is: Mille Lacs County Auditors Office, 635 2nd St SE, Milaca MN 56353.
/s/ Philip Thompson, County Auditor
Dated October 15, 2014.
Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Published in the Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 2014 – 299090

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S.B. http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/s-b/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/s-b/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:21:37 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108144 MINNESOTA SECRETARY
OF STATE CERTIFICATE
OF ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statutes, 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
ASSUMED NAME:
S.B. Transmissions
PRINCIPAL PLACE
OF BUSINESS:
14948 140th Street
Foreston, MN 56330
NAMEHOLDER(S):
Shawn Anton Berg
14948 140th Street
Foreston, MN 56330
I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.
DATE FILED: October 15, 2014
SIGNED BY: Cheyenne Moseley
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 30, 2014
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Mortgage Foreclosure http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/mortgage-foreclosure-119/ http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/10/23/mortgage-foreclosure-119/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:18:50 +0000 http://millelacscountytimes.com/?p=108142 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE:
June 30, 2010
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $36,000.00
MORTGAGOR(S): Rocky A. Milton and Kristal C. Milton, husband and wife
MORTGAGEE: The First National Bank of Deerwood
DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING:
Recorded: July 01, 2010 Mille Lacs County Recorder
Document Number: A362646
Transaction Agent:
Not Applicable
Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number:
Not Applicable
Lender or Broker: The First National Bank of Deerwood
Residential Mortgage Servicer: The First National Bank of Deerwood
Mortgage Originator:
Not Applicable
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Mille Lacs
Property Address: 300 S Elm Street , Onamia, MN 56359-4013
Tax Parcel ID Number:
22-005-0400
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of Government Lot Four (4), Section 5, Township 41, Range 26, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, described as follows:
Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4, thence Easterly on the North line of said Lot a distance of 33 feet; thence South parallel with the West line of said Lot 4 a distance of 33 feet to the point of beginning of tract to be described; thence South in the same course parallel with the West line of said Lot 4 a distance of 60 feet to a point 33 feet distant Easterly from the West line of said Lot 4; thence at right angles Easterly a distance of 300 feet; thence Northerly and parallel with the West line of said Lot 4 a distance of 60 feet, more or less, to a point 33 feet distant Southerly from the North line of said Lot 4; thence Westerly parallel with the North line of said Lot 4 a distance of 300 feet to the point of beginning
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $34,977.58
THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;
PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE:
December 09, 2014 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: 640 3rd Street S.E., South Door of Sheriffs Office, Milaca, Minnesota
to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns.
If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. 580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on June 09, 2015, or the next business day if June 09, 2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE
THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.
DATED: October 23, 2014
MORTGAGEE:
The First National Bank of Deerwood
Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A.
Attorneys for Mortgagee
7616 Currell Blvd, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN 55125-4393
(651) 209-3300
File Number: 027500F03
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
October 23, 30,
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
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