The Morrison County Record http://mcrecord.com Covering community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the Morrison County, Minnesota. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:43:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Government meetings for the week of July 6-10 http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/government-meetings-for-the-week-of-july-6-10/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/government-meetings-for-the-week-of-july-6-10/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:43:04 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578057 The Upsala City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, in the meeting room at the Fire Hall.

The Royalton City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the City Complex.

The Swanville City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Swanville Center.

The Morrison County Board of Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 7,  in the Board Room at the Government Center.

The Little Falls City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, in Council Chambers at City Hall. A work session will begin at 6 p.m.

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Routines in law enforcement range from sociable to deadly http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/routines-in-law-enforcement-range-from-sociable-to-deadly/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/routines-in-law-enforcement-range-from-sociable-to-deadly/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:49:52 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578061 Introduction by Jim Wright, Correspondent

 

Sheriff Shawn Larsen listed some of the equipment in each of the department’s patrol cars, including: A 12-gauge shotgun and M16 or M4 rifle; a medical equipment bag which includes an automated external defibrillator (AED); a camera that records activities outside the patrol car and sends the audio-videos to computers in the sheriff’s office; a radar unit with front and rear radar antennas to detect speeding motorists; a set of stop sticks used to stop a fleeing vehicle; and mobile computers that enable officers to receive dispatch information, get motor vehicle registrations and address locations. The computers have Internet access so they can complete motor vehicle crash reports, have access to the sheriff’s records management system and print out traffic citations.

Sheriff Shawn Larsen listed some of the equipment in each of the department’s patrol cars, including: A 12-gauge shotgun and M16 or M4 rifle; a medical equipment bag which includes an automated external defibrillator (AED); a camera that records activities outside the patrol car and sends the audio-videos to computers in the sheriff’s office; a radar unit with front and rear radar antennas to detect speeding motorists; a set of stop sticks used to stop a fleeing vehicle; and mobile computers that enable officers to receive dispatch information, get motor vehicle registrations and address locations. The computers have Internet access so they can complete motor vehicle crash reports, have access to the sheriff’s records management system and print out traffic citations.

Law enforcement — two words that mean so much to everyone, including those who are apprehended and those who are protected.

Those who risk their lives or work under more stress than many people can handle, as well as those who do the unsung support work, do their jobs for everyone. It’s all law enforcement — whether by gun or pencil.

Here are just a few of their stories, telling what their days are routinely like and how their jobs affect their entire lives, as well as those of residents.

One story is not about a “routine” day, although the possibility of such a tragedy is part of the routine.

A day in the life of the sheriff

By Shawn Larsen, Morrison County Sheriff 

There is no such thing as a “routine day” at the Sheriff’s Office, because you never know who or what you may encounter.

Still, there is a very important routine, from the moment I wake up, until the moment I get into my squad car and contact dispatch to let them know I’m in service for the day.

Once awake, I try to make time to exercise and prepare myself for work. This includes ensuring my uniform and equipment are presentable, as well as serviceable. Most importantly, prior to leaving my residence, I hug my wife and three daughters and tell them that I love them.

Then, depending on my schedule, I like to try and have coffee with residents at varying locations, before arriving at work.

Arriving at the office, I greet the staff and I find out if there are issues of concern. Then I review all incident reports that occurred overnight, return emails and phone calls, and prepare for all of my scheduled appointments.

In between appointments, I work on policy and budgeting issues that affect the Sheriff’s Office. I meet with people who walk in and request to see me.

I also meet with my command staff to address pending issues, to ensure that the Sheriff’s Office continues to run smoothly.

Late mornings, when possible, while schools are in session, Chief Deputy Jason Worlie and I like to choose a school within Morrison County and spend our lunch hour eating with students.

I try and make all of these things routine, but when necessary, I respond to calls and emergencies that prohibit me from following my normal, scheduled activity.

There is one other especially great routine — that is, day after day, seeing the selfless acts that our officers and staff put themselves through, while serving the citizens of Morrison County.

They are aware of the difficulties and dangers they may encounter and are willing to risk everything. I’m proud and grateful for the people working with me.

Because of them, it makes my day as the sheriff routinely humbling.

A day in the life of a correctional officer

By  Sgt. Carrie Herman, Morrison County Jail

For most people, the jail is a place that is not well known and the common belief, in our small town, is our jail doesn’t have “real” criminals. The truth is our jail holds all inmates that commit any crime, from misdemeanor theft to felony burglary, disorderly conduct to assault, traffic violations to recurrent DWI, illegal drug possession to illegal drug dealing, threatening with a deadly weapon to murder. Those are some offenses which have put people in our jail.

The job that I have grown to love isn’t an easy one by any means; it has affected my life in many ways.

On any given morning, I wake up around 5 a.m., take a shower and kiss my family goodbye for the day — knowing very well that it may be the day that I get hurt or even killed.

As I pull into the parking lot at the jail, I sometimes ask myself why I do this job and why I haven’t moved on to something safer. Then I take a deep breath and try to leave everything in my personal life at the door.

I know that I must have a clear head and be ready for anything that may happen. I enter the jail, do shift change procedures with my fellow co-workers and start my day.

Most days, life on the inside is about basic care of inmates, including feeding, medicating, escorting to court, getting them to their doctor’s appointments and just listening to everyday complaints.

There are also those days where you deal with a violent, physical altercation, verbal abuse, smuggled in drugs and homemade weapons.

By the end of the day, I often am so mentally shot that I choose to take the long way home, just to take that deep breath that I have been yearning to take all day, but sometimes it isn’t enough and I hesitate to go home.

I am excited to see my little ones, but know that they are going to be loud and need something. Then I hate that I allow this job to affect my life — but can’t help it.

It has become so “normal” to go into a restaurant and situate myself facing the doorway, so I don’t have my back to anyone. A simple trip to the grocery store turns into a game of trying to avoid ex-inmates.

Although this career comes with challenges, I have been here 12 years, and love what I do. I’m looking forward to serving our community for the next 20-plus years.

A day in the life of a 911 dispatcher

By Peggy Zimny, Morrison County Sheriff 

Department 911 Dispatcher

“911 … What’s your emergency?” Those are the often the first words a person hears during a tragic or violent situation.

Being a dispatcher can be very stressful at times, but rewarding when things go well. This is not a job for everyone. Multi-tasking is needed, but taken to a whole new level.

We may be taking a 911 call for a person having a heart attack and at the same time have to quickly answer a second 911 call that turns out to be a barking dog complaint.

Sometimes, while this is occurring, we receive radio traffic from officers on patrol or responding to other calls. Dispatchers have to be able to quickly change gears and get good information to get the necessary personnel dispatched to the call.

Sometimes people call 911 for non-emergencies, which can be frustrating at times, but we work through those calls.

I had a personal experience when our daughter needed an ambulance and I had to call 911, so I definitely know what it feels like to be on the other end of that phone. To have my own co-worker and friend receive that call was an unforgettable experience.

I have been a 911 dispatcher for 24 years for the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. Over the years, the biggest change I have seen is technology. These days, almost everyone has cell- phones, so we get lots more calls and there are 911 addresses assigned to every home and business which is a huge help for the dispatch center and emergency vehicles.

Because of the call volume, now each dispatcher has multiple computer systems and phone lines in use constantly.

What really makes it work though, is that the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office has good quality employees from the sheriff to the deputies, dispatchers, correctional officers and clerical — all there to help protect the public. It is nice to work with a great bunch of people in that mission.

A day in the life of a deputy

By Joel Gross

Patrol Sergeant

The day I am choosing to share with you is May 6, 2010. That was the day Maplewood Police Sergeant Joseph Bergeron was laid to rest. Sgt. Bergeron was shot and killed while responding to a call of a carjacking.

I started out early that morning, making sure my uniform was pressed, brass polished, shoes shined, squad washed and my 11- year-old son Alex, ready to go.

I had tossed the idea back and forth in my head, consulted my wife and finally asked Alex. He wanted to go. He had helped me the night before by doing some of the polishing and now we were on our way to pick up three other deputies.

I wasn’t sure about how it would play out. I knew there would be thousands of officers standing at attention and I was certain that there would be only one 11-year-old among them and he would be standing next to his dad, a police officer for 20 years, honoring yet another who gave his life for his community.

We made our way south to St. Paul. Along the way as we got closer to the Cathedral, more and more squad cars joined the procession.

“Wow, I’ve never seen so many cops,” Alex yelled.

It is an awe-inspiring sight for sure. I was proud to be a part of it and I was proud to have him experience it as well. The law enforcement community is a tight knit family.

We stood in line for about two hours outside the St. Paul Cathedral, waiting to get in. I was able to speak to several of my friends from other agencies and all of them shook hands with Alex. We had practiced the night before on how to shake hands — no noodle shakes here.

A lot of thoughts went through my head as I stood there. Why do this crazy profession? Is it worth it? Many times I have been in situations where I had pointed my weapon at another human being. Thank God it has always ended OK.

I thought about my fellow officers and my family. A lot of the times they are one and the same. I have trained many officers in my career. One of the ideas that I try to hammer home to each one of them is this: “You are here to make sure your partner goes home to his family.” That is what makes a great team, watching out for each other.

I also thought about all the fun I’ve had. There are no better comedians you will find anywhere else. I have laughed so hard and so many times that I sometimes laugh thinking about it. You have to have a great sense of humor to be a cop or you will never stop crying.

If you ask a retired officer if they miss the job, they will tell you no. They will tell you they miss their partners.

I called Alex before I started this article. I asked him, now 14, if he remembered the funeral and the officer’s name. He did. He rattled off the details of that day, the ride down, all of the officers and hearing the bagpipes. “Joseph Bergeron, Dad, how could you forget that?”

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Little Falls VFW hops into second place http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/little-falls-vfw-hops-into-second-place/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/little-falls-vfw-hops-into-second-place/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:29:27 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578040 By Tyler OhmannSports Editor

Little Falls’ VFW team jumped into second place in the 13-team league.

The team did so with two huge wins recently.

Little Falls beat Foley 10-0, June 25 for the first win.

Sam Himley pitched six innings, allowing just one hit.

Derek Poser slammed a three-run home run to help out.

Little Falls lost game two, 6-1, but only the first game counts toward the league record.

Austin Weisz had a triple in the loss.

The second league win came in game one, Monday, a 9-1 win over Monticello.

AJ Jenks was 3-for-4 in the victory, and the winning pitcher was Poser, who allowed just three hits and no earned runs in a complete game.

The Flyers also won game two, 6-5, as Gavin Jasmer hit a game-winning single.

Little Falls is 11-5 overall and 6-2 in league games.

The team also played Sauk Rapids, Tuesday, but an early deadline did not allow results to be received.

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All roads lead to Swanville for Mid-Summer Carnival, July 10, 11 and 12 http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/all-roads-lead-to-swanville-for-mid-summer-carnival-july-10-11-and-12/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/all-roads-lead-to-swanville-for-mid-summer-carnival-july-10-11-and-12/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:20:46 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=577975 The Swanville Carnival provides family fun for (from left): Ella, Kyle and Alexandra Johnson, having father/daughter time on the merry-go-round.

The Swanville Carnival provides family fun for (from left): Ella, Kyle and Alexandra Johnson, having father/daughter time on the merry-go-round.

The Swanville Mid-Summer Carnival, hosted by the Swanville Lions, has been a summertime must attend event for 53 years. Held the first weekend after the Fourth of July holiday, the carnival draws folks from far and wide to Swanville Friday – Sunday, July 10, 11 and 12 this year.

The festivities begin Friday at 5 p.m. when the midway opens and the Swanville Lions begin dishing up their famous barbecue chicken, which will be served all weekend. The bingo hall opens at 7 p.m., and a dance with live music by “The Fabulous Armadillos” begins at 8:30 p.m.

The midway opens at 3 p.m., Saturday, and bingo will be offered all afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to dance to live music by “Brothers Tone and the Big Groove,” beginning at 8:30 p.m.

The last day of the carnival features a parade, beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the opening of the midway at noon. Bingo will again be featured starting at 1 p.m., with live music and dancing at 1 p.m. Live music by “Hilery, Virg and Dennis.”

“We are really excited to have the band ‘Brothers Tone and the Big Groove,’ from Little Falls,” Lion Royal Loven said.

“It is a great carnival and great entertainment. We have been doing this for 52 years and this will be our 53rd. We must be doing something right,” he said.

For more information regarding the Carnival, call Loven at (320) 547-2465.

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Race Against Cancer T-shirt designed by local girls http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/race-against-cancer-t-shirt-designed-by-local-girls/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/race-against-cancer-t-shirt-designed-by-local-girls/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:12:10 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578010 Donations will be used to buy gifts for kids with cancer 

By Jim Wright, Correspondent

Four Little Falls Girl Scouts (from left): Ava Filippi, Abby Thesing, Angela Wright and Kylie Pohlman are modeling the neon-colored Race Against Cancer T-shirts they designed to help get donations for gifts for local kids with cancer.

Four Little Falls Girl Scouts (from left): Ava Filippi, Abby Thesing, Angela Wright and Kylie Pohlman are modeling the neon-colored Race Against Cancer T-shirts they designed to help get donations for gifts for local kids with cancer.

Four girls from Little Falls created a colorful way of getting gift donations and raising awareness about childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under age 15 in the U.S. That is according to the printing on the back of the neon yellow, pink and blue T-shirts they designed for the 2015 Morrison County 5K Glow Run and Walk.

Abby Thesing, Angela Wright, Ava Filippi and Kylie Pohlman, all 13 and members of Little Falls Girl Scout Troop 652, led by parent Michelle Thesing, included the T-shirt creation in their multi-phased project that they named “Celebrate You.” They are working to get donations for gift bags, they are calling “celebration bags” because they are to be given to kids with cancer in the St. Cloud Hospital CentraCare Pediatric unit, as they complete phases of their treatments or have birthdays and other events.

That idea came to them while considering what they should do to earn a Girl Scout Silver Award.

“It’s the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, and it gives them the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined and dedicated to improving their communities,” said project guide and parent Tammy Filippi. She said it requires 50 hours of work from each girl.

“We’re doing it to raise awareness of pediatric cancer,” Thesing said, adding, “and we’ll have donation boxes at the Glow Run for small items we can put in the ‘celebration bags’ for boys and girls at the hospital. Also we are going to do other fundraisers for gift items.”

The girls suggested donations of “jewelry, gift cards, small books, lotions, nail polishes, small cars, Legos, or other small items” for the bags.

The Glow Run participants will be Racing Against Cancer — the theme of the event — Friday, July 17, as part of the annual Relay For Life that evening also, to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Those who preregistered by June 29 for the Glow Run (or walk) received a complimentary Racing Against Cancer neon-yellow T-shirt. There may be shirts still available, but not guaranteed, for later registrants. Free glow bracelets will be handed out at the run/walk event, and participants are encouraged to wear neon colored clothing.

Runners and walkers may also register from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., by the entrance to the Little Falls Community Middle School Commons. The Glow Run 5K will begin there at 9 p.m., and continue on well-lit sidewalks around the area. No streets will be blocked for the run.

There is a $20 entry fee (donation), $15 for students and $10 for cancer survivors. The Glow Run, in its third year, had 75 runners and walkers last year, despite stormy weather, the event’s chairman, Doug Rakow, said

Girl Scouts Pohlman and Thesing will be helping with registrations prior to the run, while Filippi and Wright will be running. Their T-shirts will inform anyone behind them that “one in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they’re 20 years old.” The shirts also state, “Every day an estimated 720 new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.”

“This will help. A lot of people don’t really know that pediatric cancer exists,” Pohlman said. “It also will help teach the community how common pediatric cancer is.”

“A few ways you can help and make a big difference are to tell your family and friends about it, and you can come to the Glow Run and bring donations (whether you run or not),” said Ava Filippi.

Wright said, “There’s more out there about adult cancer. We want people to be aware that kids get cancer too, and that people can help them feel a little better.”

“Less than 5 percent of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer research each year,” the T-shirts also state.

St. Cloud Hospital’s CentraCare pediatric unit, in partnership with other hospitals and clinics of Minnesota, is helping affected children and their families in Central Minnesota by providing pediatric cancer treatment closer to home for those families.

Services available in St. Cloud include: medical evaluations and consultations; lab and radiology services; administration of select chemotherapy; and monitoring of side effects and complications from chemotherapy;

There also will be ‘celebration bags’ there, delivered by four Little Falls Girls Scouts who really appreciate the donations they are receiving from Little Falls and the surrounding area, they said.

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DeVriendts Celebrate 50th Anniversary http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/devriendts-celebrate-50th-anniversary/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/devriendts-celebrate-50th-anniversary/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:11:01 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578102 DeVriendts Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Larry and Connie DeVriendt of Royalton, MN are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married at St. Marys Church in Little Falls, MN on July 24, 1965. They are celebrating with a private reception on July 25, 2015 invitations have been sent.

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Sanoski http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/sanoski/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/sanoski/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:54 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578099 STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF MORRISON
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
SEVENTH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case No. 49-PR-15-935
ORDER AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
IN UNSUPERVISED
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In Re: Estate of
Eugene Sylvester Sanoski
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on the 28th day of July, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., a hearing will be heard in the above-named Court at Little Falls, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above-named decedent, dated May 7, 1997, and for the appointment Paul E. Sanoski, 610 8th Avenue SW, Little Falls, Minnesota, 56345, as personal representative of the Estate of the above-named decedent in an unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper and no objections are filed, the personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the estate.
Notice is also further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against the estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: June 24, 2015
/s/ Douglas P. Anderson
Judge of District Court
Attorneys for Estate of
Eugene Sylvester Sanoski
Antoinette C. Wetzel, ID #261506
Wetzel Law Firm LF, PA
309 NE 1st Street, Suite 103
320-632-2500

PUBLISH: July 5, 12, 2015
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Moss http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/moss/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/moss/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:49 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578097 STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF MORRISON
SEVENTH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.
49-PR-15-915
NOTICE OF INFORMAL
PROBATE OF WILL AND
INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In Re: Estate of
LOYCE ELLEN MOSS
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 AUGUST 31, 2014. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed CAMILLE HERMSEN, whose address is 941 Etiwan Park Street, Daniel Island, South Carolina 29492, 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 for 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 Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: June 26, 2015
/s/ Shari Kris
Registrar
Court File No. 49PR15915
John C. James (MN Atty #202599)
601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1050
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Telephone: 612-332-8211
Facsimile: 952-283-1050
Email: JCJ004910@juno.com

PUBLISH: July 5, 12, 2015
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City of Little Falls ADVERTISEMENT http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/city-of-little-falls-advertisement/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/city-of-little-falls-advertisement/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:44 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578095 City of Little Falls
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SURPLUS ITEMS
Sealed bids for the declared surplus items will be received by the City of Little Falls, 100 Northeast Seventh Avenue, PO Box 244, Little Falls, Minnesota, 56345, until 10:00 a.m., July 15, 2015 and will be publicly opened as soon thereafter as possible. Some of the surplus items include historic lights, truck, steel doors, old gas pumps and miscellaneous, etc. These items may be viewed at the Public Works Facility across from City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by appointment. For an appointment time contact Peter Balaski at 616-5535. Bid forms can be picked up at City Hall, 100 Northeast Seventh Avenue, and must be returned in a Sealed Envelope Marked, Bid Surplus Items, to City Hall no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 15, 2015. All items are sold WHERE IS, AS IS, WITH NO WARRANTY AS TO ITS CONDITION, and upon notification of award, are to be removed from City property no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015. Any questions can be directed to City Hall (320) 616-5500.

PUBLISH: July 5, 12, 2015 (415155)

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Change in Control State Member http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/change-in-control-state-member/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/change-in-control-state-member/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:38 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578093 NOTICE OF CHANGE IN CONTROL OF A
STATE MEMBER BANK OR
BANK HOLDING COMPANY
Sandra Holig and John Holig, trustees of Trust B, created under Article V of the Robert J. Holig Revocable Trust dated July 2, 1992, intend to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to retain 25 percent or more of the shares and thereby control of Swanville Bancshares, Inc., located at 306 De Graff Ave., Swanville, Minnesota 56382. (Swanville Bancshares, Inc. controls First State Bank of Swanville.) The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the notice.
You are invited to submit comments in writing on this notice to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Attention: Applications Officer, Division of Supervision, Regulation and Credit, P.O. Box 291, Minneapolis, MN 55480-0291. The comment period will not end before July 26, 2015 and may be somewhat longer. The Boards procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Boards procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the notice, contact Jacquelyn K. Brunmeier, Assistant Vice President, at (612) 204-5061. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the notice if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.

PUBLISH: July 5, 2015
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Application to Permit Livestock http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/application-to-permit-livestock/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/application-to-permit-livestock/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:34 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578091 NOTICE OF
APPLICATION TO PERMIT A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT
Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statue 116.07 subd. 7 (a) that
Duane Schraut Farm
19991 285th Ave.
Pierz, MN 56364
has made application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the county of Morrison to permit a feedlot with a capacity of 500 animal units or more.
The feedlot is located in the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Buh Township, Morrison County.
The existing feedlot is registered for 2000 finishing hogs (600 AU) in total confinement with below barn, poured reinforced concrete, liquid manure storage area, 3 head of feeder cattle (3.5 AU) and 21 cow/ calf pairs (24 AU) in open lots for a total of 627.5 AU.
The applicant is proposing to construct a 2400 head (720 AU) 82 x 248 swine finishing building with below floor, poured reinforced concrete, liquid manure storage area.
After expansion the permitted facility will be for 4,400 head of swine (1320 AU).
This publication shall constitute as notice to each resident and each owner of real property within 5000 feet of the perimeter of the proposed feedlot as required by Minnesota State Law.

PUBLISH: July 5, 2015
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MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/morrison-county-board-of-40/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/morrison-county-board-of-40/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:28 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578089 MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TENTATIVE AGENDA
JULY 7, 2015
9:00 A.M. TO 10:10 A.M.
COUNTY BOARD ROOM
GOVERNMENT CENTER, LITTLE FALLS, MN.
1. CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
4. APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION MINUTES
5. ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA
6. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
7. SOCIAL SERVICE REPORT
8. PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT
9. PLANNING & ZONING REPORT
10. AUDITORS REPORT
11. COUNTY BOARD WARRANTS
12. PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
13. ADMINISTRATORS REPORT
14. COMMITTEE REPORTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULE
15. ADJOURNMENT
IF YOU NEED ANY TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING PLEASE CALL 320-632-0295 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

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Minutes May http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/minutes-may-8/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/minutes-may-8/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:24 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578087 REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MAY 27, 2015
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joanne Broschofsky, Steve Boser, Colleen Seelen, Patty Stangl, Robert Litke, Dean Virnig, and Superintendent Weber.
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 484 was held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the District Office conference room. The meeting was called to order at 5:56 PM by Chair Colleen Seelen.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented with changes.
Add: Motion by Virnig; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to approve Pierz ISD 484 participation in the NJPA Innovative Grant Funding Alternative Pathways Project as presented.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda items:
Minutes
Approve the regular board meeting minutes of April 22, 2015.
Donations
Platte Lake Property Owners Assn.-$1,000 to BPA; Woltjer & Assoc.-$500 to FFA; Buckman Area Lions-$400 to Jr. High Student Council; Pierz Lions Club-$250 to Jr. High Student Council; MSHSL Foundation-$2,250 to Letter Club.
Wires-none.
CD RenewalRenewal of Western Alliance Bank CD in the amount of $248,000.00 at .400% interest from 5/27/15 to 7/27/15.
Bills
Approval of April/May 2015 bills in the amount of $513,792.05.
Personnel
Approve the employment of Jessica Adamski, Elementary Teacher, for the 2015-16 school year, pending criminal background check.
Approve the employment of Beth Hauer, Music Teacher, for the 2015-16 school year, pending criminal background check.
Approve the employment of Brittany Hemann, Guidance Counselor, for the 2015-16 school year, pending criminal background check.
Approve the employment of Carey Tordsen, Special Ed. Teacher, for the 2015-16 school year, pending criminal background check.
Approve Sharon Millner for summer employment 3 days/week; 8hr./day.
Accept the retirement request of Karen Boser, Bus Driver, effective May 29, 2015. (22 yrs.)
Approve the employment of Laurie Doroff as Head Girls Basketball Coach for the 2015-2016 school year.
Approve the employment of Lisa Klein as Head Volleyball Coach for the 2015-16 school year, pending criminal background check.
Motion by Litke; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously, with Broschofsky abstaining, to accept the agreement between Catholic Charities/Caritas Mental Health Clinic and Pierz ISD 484 for psychological evaluation services for the 2015-16 school year as presented.
Motion by Broschofsky; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to approve Wordware as the new lunch database system for the 2015-16 school year in the amount of $1,895.40 as presented.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve EduTrak as the new online payment software for the 2015-16 school year in the amount of 4% per transaction as presented.
Motion by Litke; seconded by Seelen and was carried unanimously to accept the grant money from the Initiative Foundation in the amount of $1,000 to put towards the interactive health technology system project as presented by Principal Boser.
Motion by Stangl; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to accept the bid from Midwest Playscapes, Inc. in the amount of $73,339.00 for the new elementary playground equipment excluding earth work, cement and fencing.
Motion by Broschofsky; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to ratify the contract of Principal Karrie Boser for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years; and, to ratify Principal Galen Swoboda and Asst. Principal Tom Ottes contract for the 2014-15 school year.
Motion by Broschofsky; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve the Chromebook Policies as presented by Principal Boser.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to approve the posting for two (2) part-time Custodial positions (4hrs./day).
Motion by Broschofsky; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve the posting for a part-time (.5FTE) Elementary Phy. Ed. Teaching position for the 2015-16 school year.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Litke and was carried unanimously to accept the lowest proposal from Hallberg Engineering for commissioning services for the construction projects in the amount of $24,500.00 as presented. (other proposals: IEA-$29,400; Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc.- $34,500)
Motion by Litke; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve the draft of the High School Student Handbook for the 2015-16 school year as presented by Principal Boser.
MSBA Policy 427 was distributed for review and will be on next months agenda for approval.
The next regular board meeting will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room.
Motion by Broschofsky; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 PM.
Colleen Seelen, Board Chair
Patty Stangl, Co-Board Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE MEMBERS OF THE http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/public-notice-members-of-the-19/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/public-notice-members-of-the-19/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:18 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578085 PUBLIC NOTICE

MEMBERS OF THE MORRISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; EITHER AS A BOARD OR INDIVIDUALLY, WILL ATTEND THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 6, 2015 TO JULY 10, 2015:

July 7 9:00 a.m. – County Board Meeting, Government Center, Board Room, Little Falls
July 7 7:00 p.m. – Board of Adjustments, Government Center, Board Room, Little Falls
July 7 7:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting, Royalton
July 8 8:30 a.m. – Department Head Meeting, Government Center, Meeting Room One, Little Falls
July 8 9:00 a.m. – Rich Prairie Sewer and Water Meeting, Pierz
July 8 1:00 p.m. – Tri-County Health Board Meeting, Joint Powers Building, Staples
July 8 4:00 p.m. – Town 101, Library, Little Falls
July 9 9:30 a.m. – ACUB, Camp Ripley, Little Falls
July 10 10:00 a.m. – ARMER RAC, Traverse County

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Notice to the Residents of Scandia http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/notice-to-the-residents-of-scandia-8/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/notice-to-the-residents-of-scandia-8/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:14 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578083 Notice
to the Residents
of Scandia Valley
Township

Scandia Valley will be accepting sealed bids for one used Michelin 14.00/R24 grader tire. Minimum bid of $75.00 and the township reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Bids should be submitted to the clerk at, 3105 320th Street, Cushing, MN 56443, prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
Contact Mike Lahr at 218-575-2144 for more information.

Kathie Headley,
Clerk

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/notice-of-postponement-of-mortgage-foreclosure-sale-4/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/notice-of-postponement-of-mortgage-foreclosure-sale-4/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:08 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578081 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 20, 2013
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $135,881.00
MORTGAGOR(S): Craig Torgerson and Shirley Torgerson, husband and wife
MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on February 26, 2013 as Document Number 520515 in the Office of the County Recorder of Morrison County, Minnesota.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: None.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
The S1/2 of Lot 21 and the S1/2 of Lot 23, and all of Lot 24, all in Block 16, Morrill`s Addition No. 1 to the City of Little Falls.
STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 810 1ST STREET SE, LITTLE FALLS, MN 56345
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Morrison County, Minnesota
THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $140,818.12
TRANSACTION AGENT: None
NAME OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR (LENDER): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 48.1306.000, 48.1310.000, 48.1311.000
TRANSACTION AGENTS MORTGAGE ID NUMBER (MERS NUMBER): None
THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes;
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: June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am
PLACE OF SALE: Morrison County Sheriffs office, 213 First Avenue SE, Little Falls, Minnesota
to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale.
Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on December 23, 2015.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None
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: April 23, 2015
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Mortgagee
SCHILLER & ADAM, P.A.
By: /s/ ____
Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq.
Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq.
N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq.
*Curt N. Trisko, Esq.
Samuel R. Coleman, Esq.
Attorneys for Mortgagee
The Academy Professional Building
25 North Dale Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-9760
(15-0031-FC01)
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT
OF MORTGAGE
FORCLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from: June 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM to August 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
Said sale will be held at the main office of the Morrison County Sheriff, 213 First Avenue SE, in the City of Little Falls, County of Morrison, State of Minnesota.
Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on February 4, 2016.
Dated: June 24, 2015
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Mortgagee
SCHILLER & ADAM, P.A.
By: /s/
Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq.
Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq.
N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq.
Curt N. Trisko, Esq.*
Samuel R. Coleman, Esq.
The Academy Professional Building
25 North Dale Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-9760
(15-0031-FC01)

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Mortgage Foreclosure http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/mortgage-foreclosure-120/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/mortgage-foreclosure-120/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:03 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578079 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 15, 2011
MORTGAGOR: Shawn M. Feld, a married man.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc..
DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 20, 2011 Morrison County Recorder, Document No. 506131.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, NA. Dated March 20, 2014 Recorded March 25, 2014, as Document No. A527844.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENTS MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100025500010707998
LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bank of America, N.A.
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Bank of America, N.A.
MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 401 Main Street North, Pierz, MN 56364
TAX PARCEL I.D.#: 42.0087.000
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
That part of the Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of SE 1/4), Section 34, Township 41, Range 30 described as follows: Commencing at a point 60 feet North of the Northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 3 in the Village of Pierz, thence running West 165 feet, thence running North 132 feet, thence running East 165 feet, thence running south 132 feet to the point of beginning.
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Morrison
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $61,402.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $70,123.72
That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; 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: September 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriffs Office, Morrison County Sheriffs Department, Front Lobby, Little Falls, MN
to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys 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 unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. 580.07.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2016 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None
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: June 29, 2015
Bank of America, N.A.
Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee
USSET, WEINGARDEN AND
LIEBO, P.L.L.P.
Attorneys for Mortgagee/
Assignee of Mortgagee
4500 Park Glen Road #300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 925-6888
18 – 15-003764 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

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Mortgage Foreclosure http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/mortgage-foreclosure-119/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/05/mortgage-foreclosure-119/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:09:57 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578077 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
13-092214
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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 23, 2012
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $80,612.00
MORTGAGOR(S): Chris Frye, a married man
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
MIN#: 100867111454883575
LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON THE MORTGAGE: American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc.
SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed January 14, 2013, Morrison County Recorder, as Document Number 519526
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association; Dated: June 4, 2013 filed: June 21, 2013, recorded as document number 522919
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
Lot 3, Block 1, Meyers Addition
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 309 Park Avenue SE, Pierz, MN 56364
PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 42.0451.000
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Morrison
THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $86,801.38
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: September 1, 2015, 10:00am
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriffs Main Office, 213 SE 1st Avenue, Little Falls, MN 56345
to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s) the personal representatives or assigns.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property, if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23, is 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2016, or the next business day if March 1, 2016 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
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 5 UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.
Dated: June 26, 2015
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
Assignee of Mortgagee
SHAPIRO & ZIELKE, LLP
BY __________
Lawrence P. Zielke – 152559
Diane F. Mach – 273788
Melissa L. B. Porter – 0337778
Randolph W. Dawdy – 2160X
Gary J. Evers – 0134764
Tracy J. Halliday – 034610X
Attorneys for Mortgagee
12550 West Frontage Road, Ste. 200
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 831-4060
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR

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Schommer and You Betcha Players bring comedy show to benefit cancer http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/04/schommer-and-you-betcha-players-bring-comedy-show-to-benefit-cancer/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/04/schommer-and-you-betcha-players-bring-comedy-show-to-benefit-cancer/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:23:03 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578031  

Jason Schommer will present a one-night Comedy Show to raise funds for the Morrison County Relay for Life. The You Betcha Players will join the fun.

Jason Schommer will present a one-night Comedy Show to raise funds for the Morrison County Relay for Life. The You Betcha Players will join the fun.

The Great River Arts will present “Comedy for a Cure: An Evening of a Thousand Laughs to Fight Cancer” Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great River Arts Center in historic downtown Little Falls. For one night only Schommer and the You Betcha Players will bring the laughs fast and furious with a night of comedy. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to Morrison County Relay for Life in the fight against cancer.

Schommer is the team lead for “Donut Lose Hope” who are walking in the relay in memory of Jason’s mother and father who both passed away from cancer.

The evening features Schommer performing stand up comedy with new material and classic bits as well as the You Betcha! Players performing a sketch parody in the style of reader’s theatre called “The Wizard of Little Oz” based on the classic “The Wizard of Oz” but with a Little Falls twist.

While Prudence from Bowlus and the gang are on a vacation with Gary Block Bus Tours, the bus drives into bad weather and is hit by a tornado. When the storm breaks, Prudence finds herself in the strange and surreal world of Little Oz (inspired by Little Falls) and in deep trouble as the bus has landed on the Wicked Witch of the West Side.

To return home Prudence must travel through Little Oz on a quest by the Wizard of the Spirit of St. Louis. Along the way she encounters many familiar and new friends and enemies.

Will Prudence get back home safely or be lost forever in the land without signs? Will the Wicked Witch of the East Side and her flying monkey stop Prudence once and for all? Cast members for “The Wizard of Little Oz” include Gary Block, Robyn Gray, Laurie Koll, Jim Norwood, Sarah Pasela, Chris Plakut, Susy Prosapio, Allen Riedeman, Schommer and more special guests.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at (320) 632-0960, at the Great River Arts office during business hours, or at the door. All seating is general admission.

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New exhibit goes beyond ‘blood and guts’ of Vietnam War http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/04/new-exhibit-goes-beyond-blood-and-guts-of-vietnam-war/ http://mcrecord.com/2015/07/04/new-exhibit-goes-beyond-blood-and-guts-of-vietnam-war/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:00:12 +0000 http://mcrecord.com/?p=578004 Features everyday moments, memories from Minnesota’s Vietnam vets

By Gabby LandsverkStaff Writer

“There’s an old saying … ‘War is 100 days of boredom punctuated by a few seconds of terror,’” said Doug Bekke, curator at the Minnesota Military Museum.

This is an apt summary of the Museum’s latest exhibit, opening Saturday, July 18, which features one of the most divisive events in American history, the Vietnam War, through the stories of Minnesotans dealing with death, combat and the mundane realities of everyday life.

VietnamUniforms

“The military experience isn’t all blood and guts and gore,” said Bekke, a Vietnam veteran himself. “You have to eat, you get paid, you live someplace, you interact with people … it’s all these different things. We’re trying to capture all of those.”

For example, Bekke said a vivid memory for many veterans was a simple one; walking out of the plane into Vietnam for the first time.

“Being hit by a gush of hot air that almost knocked me over,” Bekke said. “And thinking, ‘that’s it, that’s what the next year is going to be.’”

He said the exhibit aimed to bring to life the broad range of experiences by Minnesotans serving in Vietnam as soldiers, mechanics, nurses, clerks and other support staff, by focusing on the stories of many individuals

MessKit

The Vietnam exhibit features everyday items that soldiers would have used, such as this mess kit and accessories, to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of people during the war.

“(This exhibit is) about the stories, it’s about the words. Our lives are a series of stories, a series of vignettes — some of them are happy, some are sad, some are scary, they’re all different kinds of things,” Bekke said. “We’re trying to capture that with this exhibit.”

The idea for a Vietnam exhibit was suggested about two years ago, Bekke said, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of major American involvement in Vietnam and the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, marking the end of the war.

Since then, the museum has tracked down Minnesotans with memories from the war, some of whom were involved in Vietnam as early as 1945.

Much of the content for the exhibit has been drawn from lengthy interviews and correspondence with these veterans and their families, Bekke said.

“I think some of the stories are really good. … It’s been an interesting project for me,” Bekke said.

People might be surprised to hear how willing veterans were to talk about their stories, Bekke added.

“When the environment is right, they’ll tell all kinds of stories,” Bekke said. “When you talk with other people (in your career field), you talk shop, and that’s what veterans do.”

As a veteran himself, some of the stories hit a little too close to home, Bekke said.

“Initially it was a little challenging because it was more personal than World War II stories,” Bekke said.

Once they got started, he said, most veterans had plenty to share about their time in the war.

“Some of the people I interviewed, I’ve known for 40 years and they told me stories I’ve never heard before,” Bekke said.

This is what makes history worth studying, he said, whether the events in question are combat experiences or simply ordinary lives.

“One of the things I encourage everyone to do, not just veterans, is tell their stories,” Bekke said.

Bekke said many people wish they knew more about the family history, but often don’t pass down their stories.

“What are your children going to know about you? What will your grandchildren know? And what, if anything beyond maybe your name, will your great-grandchildren know about you?” Bekke said. “Tell the stories about the things that were important to you and leave a legacy.”

The Minnesota Military Museum staff spent thousands of hours compiling material and conducting interviews for the upcoming exhibit on Minnesotans in the Vietnam War. Pictured are Becky Putzke, left, and Doug Thompson arranging text from veteran interviews.

The Minnesota Military Museum staff spent thousands of hours compiling material and conducting interviews for the upcoming exhibit on Minnesotans in the Vietnam War. Pictured are Becky Putzke, left, and Doug Thompson arranging text from veteran interviews.

However, veteran or not, Vietnam in particular sparks strong emotional responses from many Americans.

“It was a very, very divisive time in American history, and the legacy still remains. When people talk about it, a lot of times the tensions still come out,” Bekke said. “It dawned on me that every time people talk about Vietnam an argument started … (because) usually people are talking past each other.”

He said Vietnam was one event in a series of major political and cultural clashes in the 1960s, making it an especially complex and volatile subject.

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“(Vietnam) happened on so many levels,” Bekke said. “Which one are we talking about? Are we talking about East-West relations in the Cold War or two guys fighting in a rice paddy? Or some level in between?”

While the exhibit addresses some of the broader context of the war, its main goal is to allow people who experienced it first-hand to tell their stories in their own words.

“(The goal is to) give voice to Minnesota veterans, a lot of whom never formally talked about their experiences,” Bekke said.

This can help bring grainy black and white photos and dry, dusty tomes of history to life for visitors, giving them a glimpse of what soldiers experienced and the memories veterans still live with today.

“When I talk to the veterans, it’s technicolor, and it’s real and it’s right now,” Bekke said. “(That experience) remains present in us today and will remain present in us until the day we die … It’s just part of our being, part of who we are.”

The huge amount of content featured in the exhibit is enough to fill a book, and might one day become just that, Bekke said.

But Bekke encourages visitors to the museum to wander and absorb the experience a moment at a time, as it was for the people who lived it.

“You’ll go in and probably be overwhelmed by the number of words … it’s not meant to be read like a book,” Bekke said. “Just like life experiences, it’s a series of vignettes … see what grabs you, what pops out at you and read that”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, July 18 at the museum from 11 a.m. to noon, featuring guest speakers, reenactments and presentations. The exhibit will be on view until 2019.

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