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New public notices published in the issue of Dec. 20, 2019

Notice of Election for Otsego P3 Voters
Special Primary Election on January 14, 2020 – House District 30A
Special Election on February 4, 2020 – House District 30A
Notice is hereby given that a special primary election, to nominate candidates for the office of State Representative for District 30A in Sherburne and Wright Counties, will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 for voters in Otsego Precinct 3 (Otsego P3). The polling place is located at the Otsego Elementary School, 8125 River Road NE, Otsego, MN. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that a special election for the office of State Representative for District 30A in Sherburne and Wright Counties, will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 for voters in Otsego Precinct 3 (Otsego P3). The polling place is located at the Otsego Elementary School, 8125 River Road NE, Otsego, MN. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Robert J. Hiivala
Wright County Auditor/Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20, 2019.

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 6, 2012
MORTGAGOR: Steve Brown, a single person.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 11, 2012 Wright County Recorder, Document No. A1205037.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated October 22, 2012 Recorded November 5, 2012, as Document No. A1218296.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1000312-0001099297-9
LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Wintrust Mortgage, a division of Barrington Bank and Trust Co., N.A.
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 607 West 4th Street, Monticello, MN 55362
TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 155010027040
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 27, Townsite of Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota.
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $169,387.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $273,074.40
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: February 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Wright County Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Avenue N.E., Buffalo, 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 August 6, 2020, 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: December 4, 2019
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
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
30 - 19-009007 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20, 27, 2019; Jan. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2020.

STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF FILING OF CANDIDACY
FOR TOWNSHIP OFFICERS
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Stockholm Township, County of Wright, State Of Minnesota, the Annual Election of Town Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Filings for the following officers will be open from Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Please contact Clerk Selseth at stockholmtwp@gmail.com or 612-270-3409 if you are interested to obtain an Application of Candidacy. There is a $2.00 filing fee payable to Stockholm Township.
Stockholm Township Voters will elect:
One (1) Supervisor – 3 Year Term
One (1) Clerk – 2 Year Term
Jody Selseth
Stockholm Township Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20 and 27, 2019.

Middleville TownshipTOWNSHIP FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a Township Election in the Town of Middleville, County of Wright, State of Minnesota will be held on March 10, 2020. Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Town Clerk, Joey Berg, by appointment at 320-543-3807 or 612-247-4348 from December 31, 2019 thru 5:00 pm January 14, 2020 for the offices of:
One (1) Supervisor 3 year term
One (1) Clerk 2 year term
Joey Berg
Middleville Township Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A Public Hearing will be held by the Winsted City Council on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201-1st Street North, to consider adopting amendments to the Fee Schedule Ordinance.
If you would like to make comment but will be unable to attend the hearing, you may do so by writing the City Administrator, Mr. Adam Birkholz, City of Winsted, Post Office Box 126, Winsted, Minnesota 55395.
Respectfully,
Amanda Zeidler, Deputy City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20, 2019.

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
DISTRICT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.: 86-PR-19-6706
In Re: Estate of
Paula Jean Bergquist,
Decedent.
NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Ashley R. Schwindel, whose address is 2974 Mitchell Avenue NW, Annandale, MN 55302, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate.
Any heir 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 from the issuance of letters of general administration, 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 decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: 12/12/19
/s/ Monica Tschumper, Registrar
/s/ Afton Atkinson,
Deputy Court Administrator
Halvorson, Langemo & Paschke
Charles E. Paschke
MN8427X
P.O. Box 189
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Telephone: 320-543-3411
e-mail: Charles@wrightcountylaw.com
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20 and 27, 2019.

ORDER ESTABLISHING
LAKE JOHN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Resolution 19-92
WHEREAS The Wright County Board of Commissioners has received a Petition seeking the creation of a lake improvement district for Lake John pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 103B.521; and
WHEREAS The Wright County Auditor-Treasurer has checked the signatures on said petition against the list of property owners in the proposed district and has concluded that the petition was signed by a majority of the property owners; and
WHEREAS The County Board held two public hearings on July 16, 2019 and August 20, 2019 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 103B.521, Subd. 2 on whether the requested lake improvement district should be established; and
WHEREAS There appears to be strong support among the property owners for the establishment of a lake improvement district and;
WHEREAS The advisory report and the supplemental letter dated July 30, 2019 from the Department of Natural Resources were read into the record at the public hearing and said reports indicates that the proposed boundaries for the lake improvement district are sufficient to address the stated goals of mitigating aquatic invasive species and improving water quality; and
WHEREAS A reliable funding source is needed for such efforts; and
WHEREAS The creation of a lake improvement district is necessary to promote the public health and welfare, and said creation will benefit property located within the district;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HEREBY ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a lake improvement district shall be established and shall be known as the Lake John Improvement District (LJID).
2. That the boundaries of the LJID shall be as shown on the map attached hereto as Exhibit A, and shall include only those riparian properties within 100 feet of the shoreline of the lake and those parcels within the Plat of Sunset Acres and Sunset Acres Second Addition, as well as Parcel Identification Number 217-014-000162, with those tax parcels as listed on the attached Exhibit B contained within the district.
3. That the Board of Directors for the LJID shall be constituted as follows:
a. Number – 9 directors;
b.Qualifications
i. Must be 18 years of age and own real property within the district;
ii. A majority of the directors must be residents of the district;
c. Term – 3 years. The board of directors at the first annual meeting shall be elected to staggered terms with three director positions being for a term of one-year, three director positions being for a term of two-years and the remaining three director positions being for a term of three-years. After the first annual meeting all subsequent terms shall be three-year terms.
d. Method of election – by secret ballot at the annual meeting, with provision made for absentee property owners to vote as well;
e. Vacancies – to be filled by an interim director, elected by a majority vote of the remaining directors, with the interim director serving until the next annual meeting. At that meeting, the property owners will vote for a director to serve the remainder of the term for that director position;
f. Removal – shall be as required by the By-laws of the district.
4. That the first Board of Directors shall consist of the following individuals:
Peter MacMillan
Steve Benzschawel
Dan Ventrelli
Alan Isaacson
Dave Owens
Deb Johnson
Elaine Fleskes
Jim Splinter
Paul Fliegel
These Directors shall serve until the first annual meeting of the LJID.
5. That the County Board shall delegate to the LJID Board of Directors their authority and power to undertake all of the following activities listed in Minnesota Statutes, Section 103B.551, Subd. 3:
a. Undertake projects to change the course current or cross section of public waters that are approved by the commissioner of natural resources under section 103G.245;
b. Acquire property, equipment, or other facilities, by gift or purchase to improve navigation;
c. Contract with a board of managers of a watershed district within the lake improvement district or the board of supervisors of a soil and water conservation district within the district for improvements under chapters 103C and 103D;
d. Undertake research to determine the condition and development of the body of water and the water entering it and to transmit the results of the studies to the Pollution Control Agency and other interested authorities;
e. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to eliminate water pollution;
f. Conduct a program of water improvement and conservation;
g. Construct a water, sewer, or water and sewer system in the manner provided by section 444.075 or other applicable laws;
h. Receive financial assistance from and participate in projects or enter into contracts with federal and state agencies for the study and treatment of pollution problems and related demonstration programs;
i. Make cooperative agreements with the United State or state government or other counties or cities to effectuate water and related land resource programs;
j. Maintain public beaches, public docks, and other public facilities for access to the body of water;
k. Regulate water surface use as provided in sections 103G.605, and 103G.621.
6. That the programs and services of the LJID shall be financed by the following methods:
a. Federal and state grants;
b. Donations and grants from private parties, corporations or foundations;
c. Imposing service charges on the users of lake improvement district services within the district.
7. That this Order shall be published once in the official newspaper of Wright County and shall be filed with the Secretary of State, the Pollution Control Agency and the Commissioner of Natural Resources, with the effective date of said Order to be January 1, 2020.
Adopted September 3, 2019 on a motion made by Commissioner Potter, Seconded by Commissioner Husom. The Resolution after being moved and second passed 4-0 on a roll-call vote with Commissioner Borrell being absent.
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 20, 2019.