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New public notices published in the issue of Feb. 23, 2015
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Cokato Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.
The Election Poll hours will be from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at which time the voters will elect:
one (1) Supervisor 3 year term
one (1) Treasurer 2 year term
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:05 PM to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately after the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the Cokato Township Hall, 14987 - 30th St SW.
Brad Morris
Cokato Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23 and March 2, 2015.

COLLINWOOD TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Collinwood Township residents are hereby notified that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The election poll hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. , at which time the qualified voters will elect one supervisor for a three year term and a treasurer for a two year term. The candidates are: David Prieve and Brian Dahlman for Supervisor and Michelle Schnitzler for Treasurer.
Both the election and annual meeting will be held at the Collinwood Township Hall. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately after the election closes to certify the official election results. Then the annual meeting will begin at 8:05 P.M. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
A bad weather alternate date is March 17, with the same hours as stated above.
Larry Ostlund, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23 and March 2, 2015.

STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
BOARD OF CANVAS
AND ANNUAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Stockholm Township, County of Wright, State Of Minnesota, the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. In case of inclement weather, the Annual Meeting, the Election and the Board of Canvas will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
The polls will be open from Ten (10) o’clock a.m. to Eight (8) o’clock p.m. The Board of Canvas will meet immediately after the polls close, to certify Election results.
Voters will elect:
Two (2) Supervisors – 3 Year Term
One (1) Treasurer – 2 Year Term
The Annual meeting will start at 8:15 P.M.
The Election and the Annual Meeting will be at the Stockholm Community Center, 16233 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN 55321.
Jody Selseth
Stockholm Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23 and March 2, 2015.

STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP
CALL FOR GRAVEL QUOTES
Stockholm Township is accepting the following quote for gravel:
A quote for approximately 6,000 yards (more or less at the board’s discretion) of crushed Class 5 gravel to be hauled on Stockholm Township roads or picked up with the township truck at the vendor’s pit.
All quotes must be submitted by mail to: Stockholm Township, Attn: Clerk Selseth, 15234 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN 55321. Quotes must be received by Friday, March 27, 2015. Please include the anticipated date of delivery with your quote. A Certificate of Insurance must accompany each quote.
Quotes must be on a per yard basis. The Town Board reserves the right to take random samples for quality, with an independent lab doing the grading at the township’s expense. The Township Board reserves the right to cancel or renegotiate the contract for under grade. The Town Board reserves the right to take quantity checks by weight using 2600# as a standard yard. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes in the best interest of the township.
Jody Selseth
Stockholm Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23 and March 2, 2015.

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 86-PR-15-284
Estate of
Russell R. Olson aka Russell Robert Olson,
Decedent
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 A.M., a hearing will be held in this Court at 10 NW 2nd St., C201, Buffalo, MN 55313, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, June 3, 2010, (“Will”), and for the appointment of Lawrence J. Olson, whose address is 23540 Marigold St. NW, St. Francis, MN 55070 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.
Dated Feb. 12, 2015
BY THE COURT
/s/ Ann Isham, deputy
/s/ Peggy Gentles
Court Administrator
Attorney for Petitioner:
Kim R. Keithahn
Thomton, Sperry, Jensen & Keithahn, Ltd.
180 E. 3rd St.
PO Box 580
Cokato, MN 55321
Attorney License No: 255397
Telephone: (320) 286-0005
FAX: (320) 286-0006
Email: kim@tsjklaw.com
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23 and March 2, 2015.

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 18, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The November Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Emma Prignitz daughter of Lyle and Darcie Prignitz.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,850.283.00 Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Tormanen provided a written report.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the sixth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board. Business Manager Palmer also reported the final Fall MARSS submission for FY15 was 2,206 ADM.
DCRISC - None
SEE – Bender provided a written report.
Student Representative – None
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on employee shortages.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the November 20, 2014 Regular Board Meeting and the December 8, 2014 Special Board Meeting.
– Approval of Wire transfers made on November 24th for $225,000, November 26th for $749,500 and December 15th for $850,000.
– Personnel Items: Resignation of Sandra Koivisto as a HS Kitchen Assistant effective 11/22/2014, Approval of a lane changes for Merrin Polzine-Lust from BA to BA+15 effective 1/1/2015, lane change for Melissa Rudebusch from MA to MA+15 effective 1/1/2015, lane change for Christine Sik from MA+30 to MA+45 effective 1/1/2015, Resignation of Angela Norcutt as Dassel Elementary Special Needs Para effective 12/4/14, Employment of Ruthann Morris as a Type III Driver, Employment of Mary Emery as a High School Special Needs Paraeducator effective 12/15/14, Employment of Gwen Rien as a Type III Substitute Driver, Assignment of Alex Morris as the Gymnastics Spotter, Approval of the Community Education Instructor Assignments Winter/Spring 2015.
– Acceptance of Donations From: Cokato Dairy Queen – $160 to Cokato Elementary, Cokato Dairy Queen – $160 to Dassel Elementary, DC Music Boosters - $2,587.50 for drumline coaches, Jonathan & Jane Ryan - $9,000 to the music department, Dassel-Cokato PTA - $200 to Bingo for Books at Dassel Elementary, Dassel-Cokato PTA - $200 to 1st grade bike rally at Dassel Elementary, Dassel-Cokato PTA - $151.45 to the Dassel Elementary media center, Dassel-Cokato PTA - $200 to the Saints Reading Challenge event at DE, Target in Hutchinson – four boxes and 190 packs of paper to the Middle School, DC Wrestling Booster Club - $953.32 for a wrestling coach, DC Swim Team Boosters - $500.00 for a swim coach, 3M - $5,000 grant applied for by Colleen Compton; $958 to First Lego League program and $4,042 to High School Robotics program, Shoreview Girls Fastpitch Softball Association: 2 pitching machines, 2 dozen softballs, Dozen softball bats, 4 pop up batting tees, 2 regular batting tees, 4 hitting nets, 5 rolling softball equipment bags.
Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave an update on the Kindergarten building project.
Activities Director presented a plan to upgrade the weight room
Superintendent Powers presented MAWSECO’s building projecting and a need to make changes to the joint powers agreement.
Business Manager Palmer presented a Community Solar Garden proposal. The board asked administration to find out how tax money plays into the proposal.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, ratifying the Superintendent’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Terms of the agreement include a 2.75% wage increase each year and a $500.00 increase in the automobile allowance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving a 4-Way Hazard Light Bus Stop at 13004 Hwy 12 SW Cokato, MN 55321. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, certifying the 2014 payable 2015 Levy. After significant discussion the board approved a levy amount of $2,409,882.20 which is $165,000 below the maximum. Motion carried 5 to 1 with Bender opposed.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:01PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23, 2015.

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 AM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 23, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 AM.
The following members were present: Tormanen, Linder, McConkey, and Bjork. The following were absent: Clemen, Bender. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, amending the motion to certify the 2014 Payable 2015 Levy to an amount of $2,477,804.72. The board recognized that they had made a mistake in their certification and amended the amount to reflect their initial intention. Motion carried 3 to 1 with Tormanen opposed.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:34 AM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23, 2015.

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING,
JANUARY 5, 2015
DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“The mission of the Dassel-Cokato Schools is to provide programs of educational excellence to students of all ages.”
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, January 5, 2015.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Linder, Bender, McConkey and Nelson. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers administered the oath of office to Aho, Clemen, and Nelson.
McConkey asked for nominations for Board Chair. Linder nominated McConkey. Clemen nominated Bender. McConkey closed nominations and asked for a roll call vote. McConkey was elected with a 3 to 2 vote. Votes for McConkey included Aho, Linder, Nelson. Votes for Bender included Bender and Clemen. McConkey abstained.
McConkey asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. Aho nominated Bender. Chairman McConkey closed nominations and asked for a roll call vote. Motion carried 5 to 1 with Bender abstaining.
McConkey asked for nominations for Clerk. Bender nominated Clemen. Chairman McConkey closed nominations and asked for a roll call vote. Motion carried 5 to 1 with Clemen abstaining.
McConkey asked for nominations for Treasurer. Clemen nominated Aho. Chairman McConkey closed nominations and asked for a roll call vote. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Nelson, setting the fourth Monday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM as the date for special board meetings, if necessary. The usual meeting place will be the Dassel-Cokato Board Room. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, to designate the official depositories of school district funds as listed: Kensington Bank as depository for District funds, the Middle School Student Activity Fund, the Cokato Elementary Contingency fund and the Dassel Elementary Contingency fund, First National Bank of Cokato as depository for petty cash/contingency fund and the High School Activity fund; Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus for the Dental Plan Fund. Depositories for investment funds should be: Kensington Bank, First National Bank of Cokato, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PMA Financial Network, Inc (MN Trust), US Bank, and Kensington Bank and First National Bank of Cokato for the Scholarship Funds. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Nelson, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Aho, setting the board per diem rates at $50.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all board members. There was some discussion regarding the rate of reimbursement and the board agreed to revisit the topic before January 2016 and to discuss which events should be reimbursable. Motion carried unanimously.
McConkey designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Tracy McConkey, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Chuck Nelson and Tracy McConkey, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board-Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Mark Linder and Bill Aho, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Technology Committee-Rebecca Clemen, Certified Personnel Committee –Mark Linder, Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, Classified Personnel Committee-Tracy McConkey, Bill Aho and Rebecca Clemen, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Rebecca Clemen, Schools for Equity in Education-Tracy McConkey and Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Rebecca Clemen, Cokato Elementary- Irene Bender, Middle School-Mark Linder, High School-Tracy McConkey, Area Learning Center- Bill Aho, Community Education/ECFE –Chuck Nelson, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee - Irene Bender, Chuck Nelson and Tracy McConkey, District Wellness Committee –Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, DCRISC – Tracy McConkey, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Mark Linder.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Zirk, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Dean Jennissen be authorized to sign contingency and student activity accounts, account drafts, and that Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Margaret Pokornowski, Sarah Wolff, and Stephanie Corbin be authorized to sign contingency account and student activity account drafts for their buildings. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, that the superintendent and business manager be authorized to invest available District funds according to District Policy 705 and that electronic fund transfers be authorized. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION AND USE OF FACSIMILE SIGNATURES BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS AND PROVIDING FOR SURETY BOND FOR PROTECTION THEREOF,
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
1. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.41, the school board and the chairperson, clerk and treasurer thereof hereby authorize the school district depository banks to honor checks, drafts, warrants, warrant-checks and other orders on public funds bearing facsimile signatures of any of said officers and to charge the same to the account upon which drawn as fully as though those instruments bore the manually written signatures of any of said officers.
2. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.42, the school board of said district approves the use of such facsimile signatures and hereby determines to insure the school district with an insurance company authorized to do business within the state in the amount of $100,000 in the form of a surety bond or otherwise against the loss of any public funds which may be withdrawn upon unauthorized use of such facsimile signatures and an officer of said school district shall not be personally liable for loss resulting from the use of any facsimile signature unless said loss occurs by reason of that officer’s wrongful act.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the school district depository with a copy of this resolution, and the school district officers and said depository are hereby authorized and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the use of facsimile signatures hereafter.
The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Linder, McConkey, Bender, Clemen, Aho, Nelson and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND
POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Linder and upon vote being taken thereon, the following vote in favor thereof: McConkey, Linder, Bender, Clemen, Aho, Nelson and the following voted against same: None Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, to continue the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award with a $600.00 annual scholarship. Motion carried unanimously.
Because of a conflict the board decided to hold the January Regular Meeting on January 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM.
/s/ Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 23, 2015.