LEGALS

12-5-2019


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT:
1. A default has occurred in the Contract for Deed ("Contract") dated April 3, 2019 and recorded on May 20, 2019 as Document Number A1355004, in the Office of the County Recorder of Saint Louis County, Minnesota, in which Hinten Properties, LLC ("Seller") sold to Robert Charles Herrington and Erika Caroline Herrington, husband and wife (collectively, "Purchaser"), that certain real property located at the common address of 422 S River St, Cook, MN 55723, assigned Tax Parcel Identification Number 120-0034-00260, and legally described as follow the real property located in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, and legally described as follows:
Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), Block Three (3), Gustafson's Lots, Saint Louis County, Minnesota.
2. The default that occurred on the Contract is as follows:
Purchaser failed to make full monthly payments of principal and interest for the months of September 2019 through November 2019, failed to timely pay property taxes as required by the Contract, and failed to obtain and pay for hazard insurance as required by the Contract. Purchaser owes Seller $2,495.00 in past due contract for deed payments, plus late fees of $99.80, and plus $468.52 in past due property taxes.
The total outstanding balance due is $3,088.27.
3. The requirements listed in Minn. Stat. Ann. § 559.209 regarding agricultural property is not applicable.
4. The following person is authorized to accept payments from you on behalf of Seller pursuant to this notice:
Name: Greg Rutten, as Managing Partner of Hinten Properties, LLC
Telephone Number: (320) 766-3650
Mailing Address:
Hinten Properties, LLC
P.O. Box 89
Little Falls, MN 563451
Street address or location where Seller will accept payment tendered in person pursuant to this notice:
119 E Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
THIS NOTICE IS TO INFORM YOU THAT BY THIS NOTICE THE SELLER HAS BEGUN PROCEEDINGS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 559.21, TO TERMINATE YOUR CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE REASONS SPECIFIED IN THIS NOTICE. THE CONTRACT WILL TERMINATE SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER SERVICE OF THIS NOTICE UPON YOU OR NINETY (90) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE UNLESS BEFORE THEN:
(a) THE PERSON AUTHORIZED IN THIS NOTICE TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS RECEIVES FROM YOU:
(1) THE AMOUNT THIS NOTICE SAYS YOU OWE; PLUS
(2) THE COSTS OF SERVICE (TO BE SENT TO YOU); PLUS
(3) $0.00 TO APPLY TO ATTORNEYS' FEES ACTUALLY EXPENDED OR INCURRED; PLUS
(4) FOR CONTRACTS EXECUTED ON OR AFTER MAY 1, 1980, ANY ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS BECOMING DUE UNDER THE CONTRACT TO THE SELLER AFTER THIS NOTICE WAS SERVED ON YOU; PLUS
(5) FOR CONTRACTS, OTHER THAN EARNEST MONEY CONTRACTS, PURCHASE AGREEMENTS, AND EXERCISED OPTIONS, EXECUTED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 1985, $0.00 (N/A) (WHICH IS TWO PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT IN DEFAULT AT THE TIME OF SERVICE OTHER THAN THE FINAL BALLOON PAYMENT, ANY TAXES, ASSESSMENTS, MORTGAGES, OR PRIOR CONTRACTS THAT ARE ASSUMED BY YOU); OR
(b) YOU SECURE FROM A COUNTY OR DISTRICT COURT AN ORDER THAT THE TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT BE SUSPENDED UNTIL YOUR CLAIMS OR DEFENSES ARE FINALLY DISPOSED OF BY TRIAL, HEARING OR SETTLEMENT. YOUR ACTION MUST SPECIFICALLY STATE THOSE FACTS AND GROUNDS THAT DEMONSTRATE YOUR CLAIMS OR DEFENSES.
IF YOU DO NOT DO ONE OR THE OTHER OF THE ABOVE THINGS WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED IN THIS NOTICE, YOUR CONTRACT WILL TERMINATE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD AND YOU WILL LOSE ALL THE MONEY YOU HAVE PAID ON THE CONTRACT; YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; YOU MAY LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO ASSERT ANY CLAIMS OR DEFENSES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE; AND YOU WILL BE EVICTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS NOTICE, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY.
Dated: November 15, 2019
/s/ Greg Rutten
By: Greg Rutten
For: Hinten Properties, LLC
Its: Managing Partner
Published in the Cook News-Herald
Thursdays, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, 2019.


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
November 12, 2019
Present: Commissioners Frank Jewell, Beth Olson, Paul McDonald, Keith Musolf, Keith Nelson, Mike Jugovich and Patrick Boyle, Chair ­ 7. Absent: None ­ 0.
Resolution No. 19-639 Minutes for November 5, 2019. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-640 Transfer up to $41,091 from the Public Health and Human Services Prevention and Innovation account to the Housing and Homeless budget for the emergency warming centers, authorize contracts with non-profit organizations to provide staffing during the 2019-2020 winter, and require the utilization of the Homeless Management Information System to document the use and need. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-641 Hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m., December 10, 2019, at the Grand Lake Town Hall, 5297 Highway 53, Duluth, MN, to consider the revocation of Trunk Highway 53 Frontage Roads (County Roads 983 and 984); and further, the Public Works Department shall represent St. Louis County at the hearing and report back to the County Board. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-642 Cooperative agreement with the City of Hibbing for the rehabilitation of South Town Line Road (CP 0000-505304). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-643 Purchase of four (4) John Deere agricultural tractors from Minnesota Equipment, Inc., Rogers, MN, for a total cost of $720,848.32. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-644 Sale of surplus fee land (the former Public Works facility in Cook) described as the Sly 660 feet of Wly 330 feet of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 7, Township 62 North, Range 18 West (parcel code 495-0010-00144), to the City of Cook for the appraised value of $190,000 plus deed tax and recording fees. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-645 Approval to fund the 2020-2021Mineral Royalties Scholarships programs through the use of mineral royalties in the amount of $150,000; and further, approve the disbursement of scholarship funds for the 2020-2021 school year as follows: Mesabi Range College Foundation: $37,500; Hibbing Community College Foundation: $37,500; Vermilion Community College Foundation: $37,500; and Lake Superior College Foundation: $37,500. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-646 Accept the Property Assessed Clean Energy (MinnPACE) assessment request for 5508 Martin Road, Duluth, MN (parcel code 280-0030-00380), and impose a special assessment in the amount of $52,000 against the parcel for a period of ten (10) years at the interest rate of five percent (5%) for energy improvements. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-647 Abatement list for Board approval. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-648 2019 third quarter budget changes. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-649 Reallocate a vacant 1.0 FTE IT Services Technician to a vacant 1.0 FTE IT Systems Engineer Associate within the Information Technology (IT) Department, to be assigned to the Government Services Center ­ Virginia office and will serve county offices in Virginia, Hibbing, Cook, Ely and surrounding areas. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-650 Agreement with the City of Duluth to participate in the 2020 Toward Zero Deaths Grant in the amount of $52,345.50. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-651 Lease agreement with American Tower, L.P., for a 400 foot telecom-munications tower located on a 10 acre site of state tax forfeited land in the W 1/2 of Section 32, Township 60 North, Range 21 West (French Township), with a ten (10) year term ending May 31, 2029, and an annual lease fee of $18,000. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-652 Lease agreement with American Tower, L.P., for a 400 foot telecom-munications tower located on a 10 acre site of state tax forfeited land in the SE 1/4 of Section 15, and SW 1/4, Section 14, Township 56 North, Range 17 West (Unorganized Township 56-17), with a ten (10) year term ending May 31, 2029, and an annual lease fee of $18,000. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-653 Authorize a thirty (30) year lease of certain state tax forfeited lands with Lake County (fiscal sponsor) for the Prospectors Loop ATV Trail in St. Louis County. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-654 Private sale of 1.8 acres of state tax forfeited land located in part of Government Lot 5, Section 11, Township 64 North, Range 18 West (parcel code 250-0030-01721) in Beatty Township, to Ann Brascugli Sertich, Mary Brascugli Rosett, Carolyn Brascugli LaSala and Jean Brascugli Clusiau for the appraised value of $34,000 plus fees, to resolve an unintentional encroachment involving structures on state tax forfeited land. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-655 Public auction for a sphagnum moss harvesting lease on approximately 320 acres of state tax forfeited lands located in the E 1/2 of NE 1/4, Section 34, and the NW 1/4 and N 1/2 of SW 1/4, Section 35, both in Township 54 North, Range 20 West (Toivola Township) for a ten (10) year term. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-656 Agreement with G-Men Environmental Services for recyclable materials haulage, processing and marketing and facility operations for the St. Louis County recycling facility in Virginia from December 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020, for an estimated cost of $942,000. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-657 Sale of surplus fee land, pursuant to Resolution No. 19-446, adopted July 23, 2019, for land located in Section 4, Township 65 North, Range 17 West (Portage Township). Rejected two (2) tied bids and establish the time for the next bid consideration to be at 9:40 a.m., December 17, 2019, at the St. Louis County Board meeting in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, MN. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Jewell. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-658 Sale of surplus fee land, pursuant to Resolution No. 19-447, adopted July 23, 2019, for land located in Section 17, Township 61 North, Range 19 West (Alango Township), and authorize a quit claim deed conveying the property to Karl Harry Hagglund and Lucas Paul Hagglund for the highest bid amount of $6,500 plus deed tax and recording fees. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner McDonald. Passed 7-0.
PUBLIC HEARING, pursuant to Resolution No. 19-607, adopted October 22, 2019, to consider the suspension/revocation of county liquor license(s) for failure to pay real estate or personal property taxes when due, pursuant to St. Louis County Ordinance No. 28. Pulled from agenda by Administration. All taxes have been paid in full. No Board action required.
Resolution No. 19-659 State of Minnesota Contract purchase of sodium chloride (road salt) from Compass Minerals America, Inc., Overland Park, KS, for a maximum delivered price of $1,252,513.50 and alternative chemical deicers (brine) from Envirotech Services, Inc., Denver, CO, and K-Tech Specialty Coatings, Inc., Ashley, IN, at the estimated delivered cost of $100,000 for snow and ice control on roads. Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Jewell, moved to consider; the item had not been to committee. Passed 7-0. Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Musolf, moved the resolution. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-660 Closed session of the Committee of the Whole for litigation purposes. No other pending public business will be discussed at this closed session. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Jewell. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-661 Resolution determining whether or not the county remains in or opts out of the negotiation class certified in the National Opiate Litigation and authorizing the County Attorney, in consultation with the Chair of the Board and the County Administrator, to take any action necessary to effectuate the determination. The authority is effective through November 22, 2019. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
This is a summary of the official board proceedings. The full text is available in the Clerk of the County Board's Office located at 100 N. 5th Ave. West, #214, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, by mail or electronic mail, and also at www.stlouiscountymn.gov. Dec. 5 - 1


Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chet Larson, Chris Koivisto, Christine Taylor, Dan Manick, Lynette Zupetz, Pat Christensen
MEMBERS ABSENT: Troy Swanson
ALSO PRESENT: Reggie Engebritson, Ed.D., Kim Johnson, Jeanne Sopp
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at South Ridge School on October 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance. Approved agenda.
Hearing of Reports: 1) Superintendent's Report, Dr. Reggie Engebritson. 2) South Ridge School Report, Principal Andrew Bernard. 3) Update on South Ridge and Cherry Expansion/Renovation Projects, ICS Project Manager Nathan Norton.
Approved Consent Agenda: 1) Minutes September 24, 2019 Regular Meeting. 2) September 17 through October 15, 2019 Bill List. 3) March, April, May 2019 Treasurer's Reports. 4) Concurrent Enrollment Agreements for 2019-2020 Mesabi Range College and Fond du Lac College.
Approved additional 1.0 FTE teacher at South Ridge School to split large 1st grade classes.
Approved Proposed Salary Ranges for 2019-2020, Evaluation Forms, and Pay for Performance Option #2: Performance evaluation of 1-4; pay range for each position; increases for a 3 or 4 would be a dollar amount or a percent increase, depending on the budget. The board would approve the budgeted amount each spring. Staff who are at the top of their pay scale would not receive any additional dollars.
Adopted RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMBINED POLLING PLACES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS NOT HELD ON THE DAY OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION.
Denied a request from Pamela Kacer, Cherry School Parent, for her child to attend kindergarten half-time.
Hired support staff: Effective
Madline Miller Para Cherry 31.5 hrs/wk Sep 23, 2019
Lei Pickard Tchr Asst Cherry 31.5 hrs/wk Sep 23, 2019
Jeanne Hennek Tchr Asst Cherry 31.5 hrs/wk Sep 30, 2019
Sabrina Larson Library Asst T-S 22.5 hrs/wk alternating w/ Sep 25, 2019
6.65 hrs/wk*
*Alternates hrs each wk: M-F 8am-1pm w/30-min lunch; alternate wk M-F 2:10-3:30pm
Alex Avestruz Para NW 31.5 hrs/wk Sep 30, 2019
Amanda Halvorson Preschool Para SR FT, following ECSE presch calendar Oct 1, 2019
Brandi Nyman Para NERg 31.5 hrs/wk Oct 1, 2019
Lynda Kucera Para SR 31.5 hrs/wk Oct 8, 2019
Kristin Sopoci Ind Ed NW 14 hrs/wk (Th&F 8:00-3:30) Oct 3, 2019
Academic Asst
Amy Sandstrom Sub Bus Driver SR As needed Sep 18, 2019
James Olcott Sub Van Driver SR As needed Sep 18, 2019
Hired and re-hired coaching staff for 2019-2020:
New hires Effective
Terry White SR Asst Boys Basketball Oct 2, 2019
Stone DeLeon SR Asst Boys Basketball Oct 4, 2019
Merle Kelley SR Asst Girls Basketball Oct 8, 2019
Re-hires
Tim Sauter Cherry Head Girls Basketball
Taylor Feth Cherry Asst Girls Basketball
Danni Grotberg Cherry Asst Girls Basketball
Will Kleppe NW Head Boys Basketball
Dan Squires NW Asst Boys Basketball
Jerry Chiabotti NW Asst Boys Basketball
Tom Burnett NW Asst Boys Basketball (1/2 stipend)
Robbie Goggleye NW Head Girls Basketball
Liz Cheney NW Asst Girls Basketball
Becca Bundy NW Asst Girls Basketball
Paxton Goodsky NERg Head Girls Basketball
Ethan Stachovich NERg Asst Girls Basketball
Brad Olesiak SR Head Girls Basketball
Mikayla Olesiak SR Asst Girls Basketball
Approved correction in hours of Stephanie Teslow:
Library Asst hours from 13.5 hrs/wk to 11.75 hrs/wk, and
Teacher Aide hours from 10 hrs/wk to 12 hrs/wk
[Total hours under Teamsters contract (Paras etal) from 23.5 hrs/wk to 23.75 hrs/wk]
Accepted retirement and resignations: Effective

Retirement Dawn Chamberlin Para NERg Oct 31, 2019
Resignation Barry Wolff SpEd Tchr/Asst Football Coach NERg Oct 4, 2019
Resignation Jane Kerr Van driver NW Oct 11, 2019
Meeting adjourned 6:30 p.m. December 5, 2019 - 1


Proceedings of
St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chet Larson, Chris Koivisto, Christine Taylor, Dan Manick, Lynette Zupetz, Troy Swanson
MEMBERS ABSENT: Pat Christensen
ALSO PRESENT: Reggie Engebritson, Ed.D., Jeanne Sopp
A Special Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at the District Office on November 12, 2019, beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Approved MSHSL Application for Cooperative Sponsorship for Boys Basketball beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Northeast Range School joining host Mesabi East
Approved recommendations of grievance committee regarding Level 3 grievances:
1. Grievance dated 9-17-2019 filed on behalf of Grievant regarding Notice of Deficiency
· Delete Item C in Section II requiring anger management training.
· Add a provision to Item E in Section II regarding video and audio recording equipment placed in the class instruction areas, to read "Said recording equipment will be turned off at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, barring any further incidents of conduct unbecoming of a teacher."
2. "Camera Grievance" (undated) received at Level 3 on 10-29-2019 filed on behalf of EdMN Local 1406 regarding cameras installed in a classroom to monitor a teacher
· Deny based upon District Policy 712 "Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses" which provides that video surveillance may occur in any building and that a video recording of the actions of employees may be used by the school district as evidence in any disciplinary action brought against any employee arising out of the employee's conduct in school district buildings or on school grounds.
Meeting adjourned 4:48 p.m. Dec. 5 - 1


 


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