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January 20, 2019

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BLUE EARTH AREA SCHOOLS IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR A:

Duncan Kiln -

Model #DA1020-2,

240 Volt Single Phase

Bids will be accepted until January 28, 2019 at which time bids will be opened. All bids must be clearly marked "Duncan Kiln" and dropped off at the District Office, 315 East 6th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013. Interested bidders can contact Al Gieser, Building & Grounds Supervisor for inspection of kiln. 507-526-6501.

January 14, 21, 2019

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 22-PR-19-4

Estate of

Kenneth Dean McKee

Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND

APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on February 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 415 N Main, Blue Earth, Minnesota for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent, dated December 21, 2005 and codicil(s) to the Will dated May 25, 2006, and separate writing(s) under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 ("Will"), and for the appointment of Carolyn E. McKee, whose address is 47473 200th Street, Easton, MN 56025 as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration.

Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power 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 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.

A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5.

Dated: 1/4/2019

BY THE COURT

Troy G. Timmerman

Judge of District Court

Julie Hansen,

Deputy Court Administrator

(COURT SEAL)

Dated: 1/4/2019

Attorney for Petitioner

John C. Peterson

Maschka, Riedy, Ries & Frentz

151 St. Andrews Court,

Bldg 1010

Mankato, MN 56001

Attorney License No: 86034

Telephone: 507-625-6600

FAX: 507-625-4002

Email:

cpeterson@mrr-law.com

January 14, 21, 2019

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF WINNEBAGO

Notice is hereby given that the Winnebago Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the purposes of considering a conditional use permit for Bret Osborn, owner Ron's Trenching at a property located at 530 2nd Ave SE.; McKinstry Addition of Winnebago, Block 7 A.L. Parcels 31.035.0091, 31.035.0092, and 31.035.0100. The conditional use permit request is to allow Ron's Trenching to conduct business as a trenching, construction and trucking business from this location and to stockpile products for re-sale purposes. The location is currently zoned Residential Agricultural. Trenching, construction and trucking are not allowed uses in an RA zone. This meeting and public hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Winnebago Municipal Center.

All persons who wish to express their opinions regarding this proposed conditional use permit request can do so at this meeting. Written comments may also be sent to the Municipal Center, PO Box 35, Winnebago, MN 56098.

Chris Ziegler

City Administrator

Clerk-Treasurer

January 14, 21, 2019

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF WINNEBAGO

Notice is hereby given that the Winnebago Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the purposes of considering a conditional use permit for Bret Osborn, owner Ron's Trenching at a property located 415 2nd Ave SE.; Original Plat of Winnebago, Block 19, lots 11 and 12. Parcel 31.200.2330. The conditional use permit request is to allow Ron's Trenching to stockpile materials used for construction purposes. The lots are currently zoned Business 1 Service Business Limited Industrial. Stockpiling of gravel and construction materials are not allowed in a B-1 zone. This meeting and public hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January, 29, 2019, at the Winnebago Municipal Center.

All persons who wish to express their opinions regarding this proposed conditional use permit request can do so at this meeting. Written comments may also be sent to the Municipal Center, PO Box 35, Winnebago, MN 56098.

Chris Ziegler

City Administrator

Clerk-Treasurer

January 14, 21, 2019

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved agenda of November 6, 2018.

3. Changed the first meeting in December to Thursday the 6th due to conflict.

4. Approved purchase in 2018 of three squad cars scheduled for purchase in 2019 for $91,450 using the state bid to obtain quotes.

5. Declined designation of the County as the Responsible Government Unit (RGU) and to return the issue to the Environment Quality Board for designation.

6. Roper motion to send the conditional use permit application back to the Planning and Zoning Board died for lack of second.

7. Tabled Twedt conditional use permit issue until November 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

8. Approved out of state travel for Mark Daly to the National Association of County Engineer's conference.

9. Approved overrun on CSAH 4 of $170,000.

10. Approved an SSTS loan of $15,301.75 to Robert Tadych on Parcel No. 20.014.0702.

11. Approved request of D. Fellows to attend a 1-day Southern Regional Safety Day in Mankato and B. Shimmon to attend a 1-day District 7 meeting in Jackson.

12. Approved payment bills totaling $391,875.98.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. M. Gormley and S. Adams met regarding Sheriff business.

2. L. Rebuffoni met regarding Planning and Zoning business. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency East Unit Feedlot Advisor Steven Schmidt and Environmental Specialist Reba Van Beusekom attended. 25 members of the public also attended.

3. M. Daly met regarding Public Works business.

4. L. Bosma met regarding SSTS business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was recessed to 9:00 a.m. November 20, 2018.

Greg Young, Chair

John Thompson, Auditor/

Treasurer/Coordinator

January 21, 2018

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of November 6, 2018 regular and drainage meetings.

3. Approved agenda of November 20, 2018.

4. Approved hiring Bradley Winter as Maintenance Man I in the Public Works department.

5. Approved requests of C. Albers, A. Huston, M. Stevermer, T. Elmer (include meal reimbursement), and D. Bullerman to attend a 2-day Mn S. Central Investigator's Coalition conference in Mankato.

6. Set 2nd meeting in January to January 22, 2019 and set starting time of December 18th meeting to 3:00 p.m.

7. Approved sending conditional use permit back to the planning and zoning board for further investigation. Groskreutz, Roper, Loveall, and Young voted yes. Warmka was absent. Alberta Greimann, Bruce Stensland, and Rahn Greimann spoke during public comment.

8. Approved purchase of a 2018 Ford F150 from Fairmont Ford at state bid price for $37,606 plus fees to replace a vehicle totaled in a pursuit.

9. Set price of forfeited tax parcels 26.002.2800 and 26.200.1810 in the City of Frost at $100.

10. Approved payment bills totaling $ 347,716.46.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. Zach Patton of Patton Roofing met during public comment regarding repairs.

2. D. Fellows met regarding central services business.

3. L. Rebuffoni met regarding planning and zoning business.

4. M. Gormley and S. Adams met regarding sheriff business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was adjourned for November 2018.

Greg Young, Chair

John Thompson, Auditor/

Treasurer/Coordinator

January 21, 2018

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 6, 2018

1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of November 20, 2018.

3. Approved agenda of December 6, 2018.

4. Approved SSTS loan to John Martin on Parcel No. 01.033.0200 for $14,366.11 and a grant for $3,000.00.

5. Approved SSTS loan to Donald and Alison Thomas on Parcel No. 18.010.0101 for $15,312.52 and a grant for $3,000.00.

6. Approved the following changes in 2019 market values on parcels due to clerical errors: Baydo & Gurung on Parcel No. 27.022.1000 classification change to 201-3-0 Fractional Residential property; City of Winnebago on Parcel No. 31.102.0043 classification change to 900-0-0099 exempt street split off from Dollar General; and Roberta Richards on Parcel No. 30.586.0520 clerical error on value.

7. Approved request to increase the credit limit to $3,500 for the county issued credit card in the name of Gertrude Paschke, County Assessor for the uses approved in the Faribault County credit card policy.

8. Approved requests from C. Beaver to attend a 3-day DMT-G certification course in St. Paul; T. Beckman to attend 2-day Electrical license continuing ed in Mankato and Rochester; P. Campbell to attend a 2-day Mn South Central Investigator's conference in Mankato; J. Tonn to attend a 1-day commercial vehicle inspection recertification in Mankato.

9. Approved payment bills totaling $ 322,907.39.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. D. Fellows met regarding Central Services business.

2. L. Bosma met regarding SSTS business.

3. G. Paschke met regarding Assessor business.

4. M. Daly met regarding Public Works business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was recessed to 3:00 p.m. December 18, 2018.

Greg Young, Chair

John Thompson, Auditor/

Treasurer/Coordinator

January 21, 2018

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 18, 2018

1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of December 6, 2018 regular and drainage meetings.

3. Approved agenda of December 18, 2018.

4. Appointed Sue Sonnek to a three-year term ending December 31, 2021 as the county representative on the Traverse des Sioux Library System Board of Directors with Andrew Moen as alternate.

5. Approved the following 2019 benefits for non-union employees effective January 1, 2019: 3% cost of living adjustment; Health insurance premium set at $605.10 per month if enrolled in the single HSA Compatible PEIP plan health insurance. $655.00 per month if enrolled in the Value or Advantage PEIP plan health insurance. $718.02 per month if enrolled in family or employee plus one health insurance; contribution of $3,300 annually for those enrolled in the H S A compatible PEIP plan which may be used toward health insurance premium.

6. Added MN Workforce to the list of committees allowed per diem payment.

7. Approved Resolution 18-CB-52 setting the 2019 board salary at $20,930.62, per diem at $80 and committee authorizations. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, and Young voted yes. Commissioner Warmka voted no.

8. Motion failed to set meal reimbursement rates for 2019 at $11 for breakfast, $13 for lunch, and $30 for dinner. Commissioners Roper and Groskreutz voted yes. Commissioners Loveall, Warmka, and Young voted no.

9. Set meal reimbursement rates for 2019 at $11 for breakfast, $13 for lunch, and $25 for dinner. Commissioners Roper, Groskreutz, Loveall, and Young voted yes. Commissioner Warmka voted no.

10. Set cell phone stipend at $75.00 per month. Commissioners Roper, Groskreutz, Loveall, and Young voted yes. Commissioner Warmka voted no.

11. Approved a 3-year labor contract with LELS with the following benefits: 2019 health insurance premium set at $605.10 monthly toward the single health insurance premium, or $718.02 monthly toward the family health insurance premium. $3,300 annually for HSA/VEBA; 2020 health insurance set at $635.10 monthly toward the single health insurance premium, and the family health insurance premium will increase by the same flat dollar amount as the increase in contribution toward the single health insurance premium. In no event to exceed premium cost. $3500 annually for HSA/VEBA; and 2021 health insurance set at $665.10 monthly toward the single health insurance premium, and the family health insurance premium will increase by the same flat dollar amount as the increase in contribution toward the single health insurance premium. In no event to exceed premium cost. $3500 annually for HSA/VEBA. A 3% general wage increase in each year of contract. Hazardous Duty pay was increased 25 cents in 2019, ten cents in 2020.

12. Authorized chair and vice chair to sign labor contracts if ratified by the unions.

13. Authorized Veteran Services Officer to spend up to $300 from donated funds to purchase coats and gifts for a worthy veteran's child.

14. Approved Resolution 18-RB12-53 supporting the transportation alternatives solicitation funding application for the Blue Earth Area safe routes to school project. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

15. Approved policy that utilities who cut roads must pay a $1,000 deposit that is refundable upon the proper restoration of the road.

16. Approved drainage authority payment totaling $133,526.89.

17. Approved estimate No. 1 on CD20 contract with Brunz Construction for $30,312.

18. Approved partial payment No. 8 in the amount of $152,274.88 which includes a reduction $44,109.55.

19. Approved partial payment No. 9 in the amount of $226,961.55 which includes a reduction of $15,407.96 per engineer's recommendation.

20. Approved change order No. 6 on Northern Line contract for a deduction of $5,897.49 for Osmundson Construction repairing blocked tile and basement tile replacement.

21. Denied request of contractor on CD 21 for an extension.

22. Authorized County Auditor to pay bills before the end of the year and report back to the board in January.

23. Approved Resolution 18-CB-54 establishing guidelines for the use of the Aquatic Invasive Species Act grant. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

24. Approved Resolution 18-CB-55 authorizing the County Auditor to classify and commit fund balances when 2018 financial statements are finalized. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

25. Authorized County Auditor to advance funds to ditch accounts with negative balances as deemed appropriate.

26. Approved Resolution 18-CB-56 authorizing the Auditor-Treasurer office to make electronic fund transfers and delegating the authority to make transfers to John Thompson and Kathryn Anderson. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

27. Approved requests from B. Bonin to attend a 3-day Basic Tactical Medical Instructor training program in Hutchinson; and S. Adams, M. Gormley, and M. Purvis to attend a 2-day Lock picking and specialized entry techniques in Mankato.

28. Accepted offer of $6,500 from the proceeds of the sale of Parcel No. 30.200.0210 for a release of a small cities development loan on the parcel.

29. Approved classification change on Parcel No. 05.016.550 for the payable 2019 taxes and corrective adjustments were made to ag Parcel No 05.011.0100 and 05.010.0300.

30. Proposed Property Tax Hearing called order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young. County Auditor Thompson and Accountant Esser also attended. During public comment Anthony Zierke spoke.

31. Adopted Resolution 18-CB-56 adopting the 2019 budget and levy as presented. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

32. Approved payment bills totaling $ 261,105.10.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. D. Fellows met regarding central services business.

2. J. Schmidtke met regarding veteran services business.

3. M. Daly met regarding public works business.

4. M. Lore met regarding drainage authority business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was adjourned Sine Die.

Greg Young, Chair

John Thompson, Auditor/

Treasurer/Coordinator

January 21, 2018

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

Before the

FARIBAULT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SITTING AS THE DRAINAGE AUTHORITY FOR

FARIBAULT COUNTY

DITCH NO. 514

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

In the Matter of:

the Petition to Impound, Reroute, and Divert and

Partial Abandonment of

Faribault County

Ditch No. 514

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Board of Commissioners of Faribault County, sitting as the drainage authority for County Ditch No. 514, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 103E.227 and Minn. Stat. 103E.806, subd. 3(a), shall hold a public hearing on the engineer's report of findings on the effect of the proposed impound, reroute, and diversion of drainage system waters and Loren and Kathleen Benz petition for partial abandonment (see description below) of County Ditch No. 514 located in Section 3, Township 101, Range 28, Pilot Grove Township, Faribault County, Minnesota.

Two public tiles will be abandoned as part of this project which include a portion of the original Branch S tile and the entire improvement Branch S tile. The original Branch S tile will be abandoned from the outlet into the CD 514 open ditch, upstream

approximately 3,000 feet in the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 in Section 3 of Pilot Grove Township. The entire Branch S improvement will be abandoned and includes approximately 2,250 feet of tile.

The hearing shall be held at 9:00 a.m. on January 31st, 2019, at the Conference Room in the Ag Center, 415 South Grove Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013. The petitioners and all other interested parties may appear and be heard.

Copies of the Impoundment Report are available for inspection at the Auditor's Office in the courthouse or online at www.co.faribault.mn.us.

Dated: January 15th, 2019

John L. Thompson,

County Auditor-Treasurer-Coordinator

January 21, 2019

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SECTION 00 1113

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BLUE EARTH AREA

HIGH SCHOOL

BOILER REPLACEMENT

BLUE EARTH, MINNESOTA

ISG NO. 18-22344

Sealed Prime General Contract bids for Blue Earth Area High School Boiler Replacement will be received by the Owner at the office of the Owner, 315 East 6th Street, Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013 by mail or personal delivery until Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at which date and time the bids will be opened and read aloud.

A prebid conference will be held Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blue Earth Area High School.

Project Scope: Selective demolition and construction of a boiler replacement and other Work indicated in the drawings and specifications.

Bidders shall submit their proposal on the forms provided. Proposal shall be filled in clearly and correctly with ink or other permanent format. Proposal shall be signed in ink by the individual, members of the partnership, or by one or more officers of the corporation making the proposal.

Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of ISG at 115 East Hickory Street, Suite 300, Mankato, Minnesota 56001 for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 each. For Documents that must be mailed, the total plan fee will be $115.00 each, shipping and handling included. When requested mailed documents, please include your address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. Make checks payable to ISG.

Drawings, specifications, and other Bidding Documents may also be obtained online at www.questcdn.com. If you do not already have a free membership, you may sign up for one to gain access to the documents. The QuestCDN eBidDoc number is 6056370. There will be a $25.00 non-refundable downloading fee to access a pdf copy of the documents online.

Documents are viewable at both www.questcdn.com and www.is-grp.com free of charge.

All bids shall be sealed in an opaque envelope upon which shall be plainly marked "BID ON BLUE EARTH AREA HIGH SCHOOL BOILER REPLACEMENT - BLUE EARTH, MINNESOTA"?and the name of the bidder. If a bid is to be mailed, the bid envelope shall be sealed in a regular mailing envelope. FAX and E-mail Bids will not be accepted. The Owner reserves the right to hold and consider the bids for 30 days after the date of the bid opening. Bids shall be accompanied by a cashiers check, bidder's bond, or certified check payable to BLUE EARTH AREA SCHOOLS for not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid including add alternates. A bidder's bond shall include certified copy of the power of attorney.

The right to waive any informality in any bid and reject any or all bids is reserved to the Owner.

Dated the 16th day of January, 2019.

January 21, 28, 2019

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DEADLINE

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Or mail notice to: Faribault County Register, PO Box 98, 125 North Main Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013 or fax to 507-526-4080. Thank you and have a great week from the staff of the Faribault County Register.

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