LEGALS

6-23-2016


NOTICE OF
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage dated March 16, 2009 executed by David J. Klemke and Traci A. Hurtig, as mortgagor, to Universal Mortgage Corporation DBA UFG Mortgage as mortgagee, recorded in the office of the County Recorder of St. Louis County, Minnesota, on March 26, 2009 as Document Number 866267.0, which was subsequently assigned to Carrington Mortgage Services LLC by an assignment of mortgage that was recorded on April 22, 2016 as Document Number 970051.0 which mortgage conveyed and mortgaged the following described property situated in the county of St. Louis County and State of Minnesota, which property has a street address of 536 Park St., Duluth, MN 55803, and Tax Identification Number 010-0100-00-140: N 12 OF LOT 209 AUDITOR'S PLAT OF MORNINGSIDE TRACT, ST. LOUIS COUNTY MINNESOTA.
That the original principal amount secured by said mortgage was $139,397.00; that there has been compliance with any condition precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by said mortgage and foreclosure of said mortgage required by said mortgage, any note secured thereby, or any statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt remaining secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof, that there is claimed to be due upon said mortgage and is due thereon at the date of this notice, the sum of $129,824.01.
That by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the said mortgage will be foreclosed by the sale of the above described premises with appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of St. Louis County, Minnesota, at St. Louis County Courthouse, Sheriff's Office, 1st Floor, 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55802, on July 21, 2016 at 10:00 o'clock a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due on said mortgage, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney's fees as allowed by law, in accordance with the provisions of said mortgage. The time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagors, their personal representatives, or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale.
THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S 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.
If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the property by 11:59 p.m. on January 21, 2017, unless the foreclosure is postponed pursuant to Minn. Stat. §580.07, or the redemption period is reduced to five (5) weeks under Minn. Stat. §582.032.THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT BY A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 & 23


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: May 31, 2005
MORTGAGOR: David L. Gustafson and Karen K. Gustafson, husband and wife as joint tenants.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 20, 2005 St. Louis County Recorder, Document No. 00984799.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the MLMI SURF Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-BC4 Dated September 22, 2011 Recorded October 10, 2011,as Document No. 01171255. And thereafter assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A, as successor-in-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as Trustee for Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-BC4. Dated April 26, 2016 Recorded May 9, 2016, as Document No. 01284223.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1001752-0000240096-1
LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MILA, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Nationstar Mortgage LLC
MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 118 West Vermilion Drive, Cook, MN 55723
TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 120.0035.00010 and 120.0035.00020
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5) and Six (6), Block 1, Lantz Addition to Cook, subject to easements, covenants, restrictions and mineral reservations of record, if any. St. Louis County, Minnesota
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: St. Louis
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $86,250.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $136,512.47
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: July 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Civil Office, Room 103, 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55802 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 January 26, 2017, 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 MORTGAGOR'S 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: May 20, 2016
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A, as Trustee
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
21-14-002705 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30


ORR CITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MAY 9, 2016
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Orr City Council was held Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Orr City Hall.
Mayor Joel Astleford called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll call was taken and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford Councilperson Bruce Black Councilperson Lloyd Scott Councilperson Tom Kennebeck
Councilperson Ericka Cote
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of: Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 11, 2016; and expenditures in the amount of $77,511.57. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to approve Sunday Liquor License for the American Legion for the 3rd of July Fun Day. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve Liquor Store Manager Charles Nieman's request to have the on-sale open on July 3rd. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Twelve bids were received for the 1975 GMC Fire Truck. Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve sale of the 1975 GMC Fire Truck to the highest bidder, Jonathan Scovill, for $2,650.00. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
The council discussed updating the City's web site to make it more visually appealing and functional. It has been over two years since any updates were made. Two quotes were obtained: Big Fish Digital, the company that did the original website, recommended a total redo as it would cost the same to make all the necessary updates. They estimated the cost would be between $750 and $1,750. They are now located in the Twin Cities area. A proposal was also obtained from Deb Monacelli of Evolve Creative Marketing for $2,850, which includes logo development, website design and development, copywriting, photography and social media package. She has done the website work for the ORR Center and is familiar with the City of Orr. Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott, to accept the proposal from Evolve Creative Marketing without the logo at this time. City staff will aid in design work to keep the cost down. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
A proposal from Credit Payment Solutions was received to process on-line credit card payments for City utility customers and other City services. There would be no cost to the City. This would need to be coordinated with the new web site. Action tabled until the new web site is functioning.
Diana Klakoski clarified the request to apply for funds for ambulance personnel training is a program she routinely submits and get reimbursed for by the State of Minnesota. The council agreed to accept any reimbursement from EMS Education and/or Arrowhead EMS Association. (Resolution 2016-3 not required.)
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve Resolution 2016-4 Authorizing Application to Minnesota DNR for Cross-Country Ski Trails Grant-in-Aid Program for the Gheen Hill Trails. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to approve Resolution 2016-5 Authorizing City of Orr to Make Application to and Accept Funds from IRRRB Development Infrastructure Grant Program for sanitary sewer improvements on King Road. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
REPORTS FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Liquor Store: Liquor Store Manager Charles Nieman is still waiting for the plumbing work to be completed. The permits have been submitted to the State for approval. Sales are up $7,000 compared to this time last year.
Water and Sewer: Maintenance Supervisor Paul Koch reported things have been quiet. They are working on routine spring and summer maintenance projects.
Airport: Manager Timothy Lilya reported Glenn Erickson has been clearing obstructions on the north approach of the runway. It is taking him longer than anticipated. Tim requested council direction on whether Glenn should continue working. Motion by Ericka Cote, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve an additional $500.00 for Glenn Erickson to allow him to complete brush removal. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED. Tim has been working on repairs to the apartment. The snow plow is going to need maintenance. DNR smoke jumpers and aircraft are using the airport. Fuel inventory on hand: 740 gallons 100LL; and 1,433 gallons Jet A.
Ambulance: Ambulance Director Diana Klakoski said they have been busy. Rig 2 is out of service with electrical issues. Finance Director Jim Gray reported they have received 63 calls to date, almost half being transfers. They are watching their budget closely and to date, are $4,000 on the plus side. New batteries had to be ordered for the rigs. Donna Hoffer reported they would like to bring the ambulance to the festivities on the 3rd of July Fun Day and do some recruiting. The council approved her request to sell pop and ice cream that day. Diana informed the council the Cook Hospital will now pay for half the cost of the EMR classes.
Fire Department: No report.
Tourist Information Center: Cheri Carter reported tourist traffic has been picking up. City maintenance has hooked up the outside water spigot.
Library: Tom Kennebeck read a report from Sharon Lammi summarizing the projects they have been working on.
Leiding Township Association: Mayor Joel Astleford read a report from Sharon Lammi summarizing their activity for the past year.
Comments from Mayor: Mayor Astleford would like to get the park dedicated to Louise Redmond soon. Melissa Roach from The Timberjay was introduced. She will be filling in for Tom Klein during his illness. The Minnesota premiere movie "After the Reality" will be shown at the Comet Theater on June 5th. This is the movie that was filmed at Nelson's Resort and the Orr School.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to adjourn. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Joel R. Astleford Cheri J. Carter
Mayor Clerk/Treasurer
June 23 - 1


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
June 7, 2016
Present: Commissioners Patrick Boyle, Tom Rukavina, Pete Stauber and Keith Nelson ­ 4. Absent: Commissioners Frank Jewell, Chris Dahlberg, and Chair Steve Raukar ­ 3.
Resolution No. 16-348 Minutes for May 24, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-349 Purchase of Service agreements with the Occupational Development Center, Inc., Virginia, MN, and Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises, Inc., Duluth, MN, for extended employment services for shelter-based work, supported employment, and job coaching during the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, at the contract maximum of $90,408 for each agreement; and further, rescind County Board Resolution No. 16-43, dated January 12, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-350 Agreements with the following providers for Detoxification and Hold Services during the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016: Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Duluth, MN, in the amount of $1,444,700 and Range Mental Health Center, Virginia, MN, in the amount of $424,730; and further, rescind County Board Resolution No. 16-48, dated January 12, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-351 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Willard Enterprises, Inc., of Duluth, MN. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-352 Cancellation of contract for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Ronald Salveson of Duluth, MN, and authorize the County Auditor to dispose of abandoned personal property from the described site. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-353 Cooperative agreement with Hibbing Taconite Company for the relocation/reconstruction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 and CSAH 136 in Balkan Township and the city of Chisholm, whereby Hibbing Taconite and St. Louis County will be responsible for costs and duties as outlined in the agreement. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-354 Professional services agreement with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., of Duluth, MN, in the amount of $120,000 to design a roundabout at the intersection of the new CSAH 5 and MN Trunk Highway 73 in the city of Chisholm. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-355 Relocation of one controlled access and one additional controlled access on CSAH 4/Rice Lake Road just south of CSAH 9/Martin Road in the city of Rice Lake; and further, an additional sight triangle easement will be granted to St. Louis County Public Works with driveway permits to be obtained by the appropriate applicant. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-356 Acquisition of right of way and temporary easements for a reclaim and overlay project on CSAH 7 in the city of Meadowlands and Alborn Township and authorize the County Auditor to grant highway easements across tax forfeited lands for necessary permanent highway easements and temporary construction easements. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-357 Bid awarded to Hoover Construction Co., Virginia, MN, in the amount of $187,478.85 for a culvert replacement and bituminous patches on CSAH 5 in Morcom and French Townships. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-358 Bid awarded to Ulland Brothers, Inc., Cloquet, MN, in the amount of $466,805.94 for bituminous surface, aggregate base, and aggregate shouldering on CSAH 108 in Unorganized Township 56-16. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-359 Bid awarded to Redstone Construction, LLC, Mora, MN, in the amount of $1,372,741.72 for construction of Bridge 69A39/County Bridge 367 and approach grading on CSAH 116 in Portage Township. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-360 Contract with RAM Construction of Blaine, MN, in the amount of $247,247 for the restoration/repair of the Duluth Courthouse/Third Street Parking Ramp. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-361 Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services with Kendall Dykhuis of Hibbing, MN, to provide agriculture and environment education for the County Extension Office during the period January 2, 2016 through December 31, 2016, totaling $33,287.75. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-362 Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services with Robert M. Olen of Duluth, MN, to provide horticulture, food and environment services for the County Extension Office during the period January 2, 2016 through December 31, 2016, totaling $71,282. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-363 Abatement list for Board approval. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-364 Public hearing established for June 28, 2016, at 9:40 a.m. at the Pike Town Hall, Embarrass, MN, to consider the issuance of an Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License to Hugo's, Inc., d/b/a Hugo's, Ault Township. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-365 Public hearing established for June 28, 2016, at 9:45 a.m. at the Pike Town Hall, Embarrass, MN, to consider the issuance of an Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License to Random ACT, Inc. d/b/a Kountry Krossroads, Pike Township. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-366 Public hearing established for July 5, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. at the St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN, to receive testimony on the issuance of bonds by the City of Ely Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-367 Claims and accounts for February 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-368 Claims and accounts for March 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-369 Workers' compensation report dated May 27, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-370 Increase a vacant Information Specialist II 0.5 FTE position to an Information Specialist II 1.0 FTE position in the Auditor's Service Center in Duluth, MN. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-371 Appoint the following individuals to serve as the Special Board of Appeal and Equalization for Assessment Year 2016 to convene at 10:00 a.m., June 15, 2016, in the Commissioner's Conference Room, St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN: John Heino, Duluth - Commissioner District #1; John Doberstein, Duluth - Commissioner District #2; Lee Conradi, Duluth - Commissioner District #3; Leonard Cersine, Ely - Commissioner District #4; Tim Peterson, Hermantown -Commissioner District #5; Dawn Cole, Town of Fayal - Commissioner District #6; and Frank Bigelow, City of Hibbing - Commissioner District #7. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-372 Bid awarded to Casper Construction, Inc., Grand Rapids, MN, in the amount of $114,435.90 for a tied culvert replacement project on County Roads 307 and 303 in Wuori Township. Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Nelson, moved to consider; the item had not been to Committee of the Whole. Passed 4-0. Resolution moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 4-0.
Resolution No. 16-373 Bid awarded to Hoover Construction Co., Virginia, MN, in the amount of $1,615,683.70 for the reconstruction of CSAH 136 in Balkan Township. Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle, moved to consider; the item had not been to Committee of the Whole. Passed 4-0. Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle, moved the resolution. Passed 4-0.
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. June 23 - 1


Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Rantala, Lynette Zupetz, Nancy Glowaski, Troy Swanson
MEMBERS ABSENT: Bob Larson, Chet Larson, Dan Manick
ALSO PRESENT: Steve Sallee, Jeanne Sopp
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at North Woods School on Monday, May 23, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approved Agenda.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) Senior interviews, three of four schools done, will be interviewing Seniors at SR tomorrow. Some different themes in the schools, common themes are kids like college classes offered and would like to see more, and kids feel safe, supported and connected in school and spoke highly of staff. 2) Policy Committee will meet again on Thursday. 3) Special SB Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14, at DO beginning at 5:00. 4) Cherry Principal position is posted. Will talk to Chet (SB Chair) about interview process.
North Woods School Report presented by Principal John Metsa. 1) Video of recent band trip to Florida. 2) Provided a written report outlining several things going well, a few areas of concern, focus areas, and upcoming events. 3) Two teachers will present next.
Shop Teacher Bruce Black. 1) Picnic tables and a shelter are in the design phase. PTO is paying for the materials. Shop class students will construct and maintain. Superintendent Sallee will bring this to the SB for approval prior to construction of the shelter, after Tom/Tony sign off on the plans. 2) Wednesday construction class students are working on putting a bridge up in the School Forest. 3) Looking at construction of a garage/storage unit for athletic equipment, to be located behind the school, with access from the gym. Superintendent Sallee reported that Tom/Tony will obtain plans and proposals for construction of the building over the summer; once received, a recommendation will be made to the SB for approval and the building will be put up. Next fall, shop class students will build shelving in the storage garage.
NW Art Teacher Rachel Latuff, reigning Miss Minnesota, shared experiences from her year as Miss Minnesota. 1) Used the anti-bullying campaign #bluepinkychallenge as her platform. [#bluepinkychallenge originated in 2012 by Disney tween star, Demi Lovato.] 2) Advocated for teachers, bringing them on stage during presentations while kids shout "we love our teachers". 3) NW kids "Crown the Teacher" video for Miss America competition in New Jersey. 4) Empty Bowls project, which predecessor at NW, Art Teacher Lynn Reed, started at NW. [Empty Bowls originated in 1990 as an international project to fight hunger.] 5) Will give up Miss Minnesota title in June. Appreciate all the support received from the District, North Woods School, Principal John Metsa, and the Iron Range.
Curriculum, Technology and Assessment Report presented by Kristi Berlin. 1) Assessment. Testing is complete. Results will be made public in late July. 2) Curriculum. Elementary staff participated in two presentations for Math curriculum. Will visit with teachers from Grand Rapids who piloted the more impressive one this year, and subsequently meet with SB Curriculum Committee members to finalize decision. 3) Staff Development. All elementary teachers will attend a 3-day Reading (and Writing) workshop, choosing from a June session or August session. Training arranged for mentors, peer coaches and facilitators. Math, Social Studies and English teachers meeting as well. Admin team will meet three days in early August to set district-wide and school goals, Principals will meet with their staff before beginning PLCs.
Approved Consent Agenda items: 1) Minutes of May 9, 2016 Regular SB Meetng. 2) Bill List May 3-16, 2016. 3) Renewal of MASA Membership for 2016-2017 ($1,275.00).
Approved the following revised policies:
100 Series ­ 101, 102, 103
200 Series ­ 201, 202, 203, 203.1, 203.5, 203.6, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214
300 Series ­ 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306
Approved the revised Job Description for Head Custodian as presented.
Approved Application for Dissolution of MSHSL Cooperative Sponsorship of Girls' Hockey beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Scott Hall as Principal at Cherry School, effective June 30, 2016.
Accepted teacher resignations as follows:
Kali Anderson, Elementary Teacher at NE Range School, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year
Alicia Skoog, Elementary Teacher at SR School, effective at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year
Note: The last contract day for teachers for the 2015-2016 school year is June 3, 2016.
Adopted RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF CHRISTINA BENSON, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
Recognized the following teachers as Tenured Teachers effective with the 2016-2017 school year:
Cherry School
Emily Thompson 1.0 FTE
Kristen Kenjalo 1.0 FTE
NE Range School
Kali Anderson 1.0 FTE
South Ridge School
Nathan Shulstad 1.0 FTE
Megan Hochstein 1.0 FTE
Tyler Olin 1.0 FTE
Jeremy Digiovanni 1.0 FTE
Recognized the following probationary teachers who will be offered continuing contracts as probationary teachers for the 2016-2017 school year:
Cherry School
Marie Freitas Instrumental Music 1.0 FTE
Rachel Johnson Elementary 1.0 FTE
Lisa Repensky Elementary 1.0 FTE
Ashley Gilbert Elementary 1.0 FTE
Alyssa Whitesell Math 1.0 FTE
Jordan Christianson Phy Ed & Health 1.0 FTE
Mary Fleetwood Special Education 0.5 FTE
NE Range School
Jennifer Kaufenberg Language Arts 1.0 FTE
Crystal Poppler Elementary 1.0 FTE
Katherine Mickle Elementary 1.0 FTE
Ryan Denzer-Johnson Math 1.0 FTE
Aaron Donais Social Studies 0.4 FTE
Jodi Rogers-Reichensperger Special Ed 1.0 FTE
Beth Denzer-Johnson Elementary 1.0 FTE
North Woods School
Rachel Latuff Visual Arts 1.0 FTE
Amanda Babich Math 1.0 FTE
Amy Cherrywell Science 1.0 FTE
South Ridge School
Samantha Harker Elementary 1.0 FTE
Alicia Skoog Elementary 1.0 FTE
Katherine Kebbekus Visual Arts 0.2 FTE
Sarah Joyal Science 0.2 FTE
Cherry & North Woods Schools
Lori Udovich ECFE Parent Educator 0.8 FTE
Hired Anita Swanson as Cook Aide at North Woods School, 4 hours/day M-F, effective May 2, 2016 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Approved the layoff of Paraprofessionals as follows, based upon a reduction in need for Para services and seniority:
Effective
Natalie Graves 31.5 hours/week May 18, 2016
Cari Meyer 25.5 hours/week May 24, 2016
Approved the request of Natalie Graves for an unpaid personal leave of absence for the period May 9-20, 2016.
In Favor ­ Glowaski, Rantala, Swanson, Zupetz
Opposed ­ None
Thank you to Mr. Metsa for all of his hard work during his career with the District, and for his positive attitude. He is a great advocate for our schools! We will miss him and wish him the best in his retirement.
Meeting adjourned at 5:40. June 23 - 1


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