NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Managers of the Sauk River Watershed District pursuant to Minnesota Statute 103D.605 will hold a hearing March 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sauk River Watershed District office located at 524 Fourth Street South in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider and take comments on the 2018 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency “Middle Sauk River Field Runoff Reduction” Clean Water Act section 319 Grant Project, project #350.

  This project proposes to provide incentive funding for voluntary installation of cover crops. This project will reduce nutrient, sediment and E.coli loads from moving to surface and groundwater and provide farmers a sustainable land practice. The project will also look at installing 5 erosion and sediment control projects. Project outcomes will be achieved by providing incentives to encourage landowner enrollment within the targeted area and to provide funding for projects. Additional funds under this project will be utilized for public outreach. The total estimated cost of the project is $647,500, with $338,000 to be provided under section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Additional funds will be committed to the project and will derive from the SRWD, Stearns Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and other local, state and federal project cooperators, including non-governmental organizations. Other funding may be provided from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment under the State’s Clean Water Fund Program, the State’s Clean Water Partnership program or other sources. The project supports the SRWD comprehensive plan, indicating opportunities for intensive best management practice implementation. 

For further information contact the Watershed District Office at (320) 352-2231.

Tyler Carlson, President



-Notice of Public Hearing-

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 394.26, that the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Conference Room 121, Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, MN, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Purpose of the hearing is to consider the granting or denial of variances from the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance, Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance, Stearns County Sewage Treatment Ordinance, Stearns County Recreational Campground Ordinance, Stearns County Lodging Establishments Ordinance, Stearns County Childrens Camps Ordinance and the Stearns County Manufactured Home Parks Ordinance as follows:

Public Hearings:

1. To consider a request from Scott & Janet Radtke (Matt Hendrickson, applicant), Albany, MN from Section 6.7.5D of the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a new residential structure 206 feet, 637 feet and 664 feet from surrounding registered animal feedlots.  Said Ordinance requires a 700 foot setback to an animal feedlot that is registered for 10 animal units or more.  Affected property:  55.00A E2SE4 LESS S2SE4 & LESS W 285’ OF N 764.21’ OF S 1668.21’, Section 11, T125N, R31W, Albany Township.  Property address:  36162 207th Avenue, Albany, MN. 

All applications and related information are on file with the Environmental Services Department, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, MN and can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at by clicking on Board & Committee Meetings.  Action taken on these applications will be available shortly after the meeting at the same website location.

All interested persons are invited to attend said hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date, either in support of or in opposition to the requests.  Written testimony should be sent to the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, MN 56303.

Barrier Free Status:  This meeting will be accessible to the handicapped.  Attempts will be made to accommodate any other individual need for special services.  Please call (320) 656-3613 or 1-800-450-0852 early so arrangements can be made.

Publish:  Albany Enterprise – March 13, 2019 





Avon Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, will hold the annual Qualification & Organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Avon Township Hall (16881 Queens Road, Avon, MN) to swear in new officials, appoint committee members, set the fee structure, recommend planning commission members, and conduct other business related as specified by statute.  The public is invited to attend.  All Avon Township meetings are handicap-accessible.

Stephen Saupe, Clerk

Avon Township

Published in the Enterprise Wednesday, March 13, 2019




Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on April 10, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2005 Chry. 300C.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of January 3, 2019 is $392.81.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Denise Johnson, Terrence Swanson

Lienholders: Integrity Texas Funding







Minnesota Statutes, 

Chapter 333

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

ASSUMED NAME:  Robinson Wellness

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 1044 16th Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301  USA


Name: Donniel Rae Robinson

Address: 1044 16th Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301  USA

By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

SIGNED BY: Donniel Robinson

MAILING ADDRESS: 1044 16th Ave. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

State of Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Filed: 2/11/2019

Signed: Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday, March 13 and 20, 2019








The City of Albany has approved an amendment to Ordinance Section 75 ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES.

The amendment (1) clarifies the purpose and intent of the ordinance, (2) revised definitions in the ordinance; (3) revises the exceptions under ordinance; (4) defines when abandoned vehicles, appliances and furniture constitute a public nuisance; (5) addresses public and private property storage restrictions; (6) establishes notice and removal procedures; and (7) establishes impoundment procedures. 

This material is a summary of Ordinance 75 Abandoned Motor Vehicles.  The full text of Ordinance Section 75 Abandoned Motor Vehicles is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the Albany City Clerk/Administrator.

This Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of Albany on March 6, 2019, and shall be effective upon publication.

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This amendment was published in the Albany Enterprise on March 13, 2019.


___________________________ _____________________________

Tom Kasner, Mayor Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator

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This amendment was published in the Albany Enterprise on March 13, 2019.







The City of Albany has approved an amendment to Ordinance Section 70 Public Nuisances.

The amendment (1) adopts new definitions for public nuisances affecting health, public nuisances affecting morals and decency and public nuisances affecting peace and safety; and (2) establishes a procedure for enforcement and abatement. 

This material is a summary of the amendment to Ordinance 70 Public Nuisances.  The full text of Ordinance Section 70 Public Nuisances is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the Albany City Clerk/Administrator.

This Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of Albany on March 6, 2019, and shall be effective upon publication.

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This amendment was published in the Albany Enterprise on March 13, 2019.


___________________________ _____________________________

Tom Kasner, Mayor Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator



City of Albany, Minnesota

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Albany, Stearns County, Minnesota (the “City”), will meet at the City Hall, 400 Railroad Ave, Albany, Minnesota on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. to consider objections to the proposed assessments for the construction of the Improvement referred to below, previously ordered by the City Council.

The general nature of the project includes reconstruction of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, sanitary services, water services, and roadways (the “Improvement”). 

The area proposed to be assessed consists of every lot, piece of parcel of land abutting and benefited by the improvement.  The total amount to be assessed is $477,253.57.  The proposed assessment roll is on file with the Administrator/Clerk-treasurer and open to public inspection.  

Written or oral objections by any property owner will be considered at the hearing.  No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment adopted by the City Council unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. All objections to the assessments not received at the assessment hearing in the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.061 are waived, unless the failure to object to the assessment hearing is due to a reasonable cause.

Any owner of property to be assessed may appeal the assessment to the district court of Stearns County pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.081, by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within 10 days after service upon the Mayor or Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer.

Under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Sections 435.193 through 435. 195, the City may, at its discretion, defer the payment of assessments for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. The City has not established a deferment procedure pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 435.193 through 435.195.

The notice of this hearing mailed to property owners contains additional information.

Tom Schneider, City Administrator/Clerk

City of Albany, Minnesota



Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The meeting was called to order, the pledge was recited, the amended agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved. Items in consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from Jan. 14th regular board meeting and the Feb. 6th work session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of  $216,745.81 computer checks approved 82040--82118; approval of the district activity checks of 011993-012013, which totaled $12,697.08; approval of the electronic transfer for Jan. $1,610,066.75; the Treasurer’s report balance per books for the month of January 2019 $3,376,492.39; approval of spring Community Education Instructors.

Deputy Schultz reported on procedures for handling vaping issues and possession of vaping products. Ms. Safran spoke on Policies for Holdingford School compared to other area schools. Mr. Bruns spoke on the consequences. Ms. Safran added she would like to see mandatory counseling on first offense required. Mr. Swenson feels our staff is doing a great job handling the new vaping issues and the district will continue to be proactive and revisit the concerns periodically. 

Mr. Swenson presented certificates for School Board Appreciation Week and Thanked the Board for all their efforts, leadership and time! He reported budgeting for next year is being worked on and negotiations will soon be starting with the various groups.

Student Board Rep. Ms. Rudser reported on winter sports Alex Lange and James Welle are going to State in Wrestling, Dancers finished their first season on a good note, and the Basketball Teams are heading into playoffs. Ms. Rudser spoke on vaping from a student’s perspective. She feels students need more education on vaping and health consequences. Ms. Safran explained that she is having curriculum added to the health classes for next year and will set up an anonymous forum for input from students.

Secondary Principal Ms. Safran reported on mid-quarter reports and parent teacher conferences. She informed the board that the MN Student Survey and class registration is complete and work will begin on the Master Schedule. Ms. Safran gave staffing updates on Social Studies, Math and LTS for Art and she thanked the PBIS Team for their efforts in the first year. Ms. Safran announced the Wresting send off for State Entrants and summarized the testing season.

Elementary Principal Mr. Stang reported on testing season, RTI, parent teacher conferences, and Kindergarten information meetings. He talked about summer school, he thanked all those involved with the Winter Walk event and all the volunteers who help with the Com. Ed. Elementary programs. Lastly he thanked the Board for all they do!

Ms. Martini reported on her first BSED meeting. She reported items discussed were adding a Para position to the Frontiers Program, Early Intervention, annual review of bylaws, approval of calendar with make-up day and approval of revised budget. Mr. Swenson added that different options with the Director and Assistant Director positions are being considered.

Mr. Swenson updated the Board on construction progress. A community meeting was held with favorable feedback the POC meeting was held on Thursday morning and he will be meeting with various staff groups to update them on the building planning process.

Other agenda items at the Feb. 27th regular meeting included:

Approval of board committee assignments. 

Approval of the Pay Equity Implementation Report. 

First reading of Policy 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals; first reading of Policy 602 Organization of the School Calendar and School Day; first reading of Policy 604 Instructional Curriculum and the first reading of Policy 611 Home Schooling.

Accepted the donation from Holdingford Lioness Club for $350 for the Lunch Buddies Program with many thanks for the generous donation! 

Accepted the donation from the Husker Athletic Booster Club for $26,900 with many thanks for the continuous support the Booster Club provides to the School District! 

Approval of the Bus Lease to Own contract with Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. for two Buses.

Hired Ashley Koester Social Studies Teacher for the 2019-2010 school year at MS Step 7. 

Accepted retirement resignation from Barb McClure effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school contract year. With many thanks to Ms. McClure for her 24 years of service with the District! 

Accepted retirement resignation from Karen Wood effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school contract year. With many thanks to Ms. Wood for her 39 years of service with the District! 

Accepted retirement resignation from Carol Freed effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school contract year. With many thanks to Ms. Freed for her 36 years of service with the District! 

Mr. Stang thanked all the retirees for their dedication to the students of Holdingford and noted that their 99 years of experience will be missed!

Accepted the resignation from Shelley Vouk Food Service employee effective 2/1/2019. 

Hired Judy Lashinski Food Service position at Grade 3 Step 0 for 2.75 hours a day on student session days. 

Hired Rylee Friedrich Kid Zone Assistant at step one of the Kid Zone Support Staff scale. 

Approved Lane Change for Joy Swanson from MS15 to MS45 to be effective at the end of 3rd quarter. 

Approved the Resolution Relating to the Termination and Non-Renewal of the Teaching Contract of Probationary Teacher, Kelly Santini. 

Hired Chad Haugen Math Teacher for the 2019-2010 school year at MS Step 8. 

Hired Melissa Gohman LTS Art Teacher from approximately 4/44/2019 through 5/31/2019 at BS Step 1. 

Accepted request from Virgil Stitch to be reassigned to a night custodian pending successful hiring of a night lead custodian. 

The Holdingford School Board next regular meeting will be Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School LMC. 

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at



Holdingford School Board Briefs

Board Christensen called the March 6, 2019 Work Session of the School Board of ISD #738 to order in the Board Room at 6:00 PM

Mr. Ebnet shared some late bus history with the Board. 2001 was the last year it was ran. Numbers were declining and after an analysis of the cost it was discontinued. Routes never went out of the district. Mr. Ebnet has asked his Drivers if any of them would be available/willing to drive late bus routes and they all declined. 

Discussion took place on changing the consequences for Vaping, Juuling, E-cigs when caught using at school. The Board would like to install tougher consequences. The Board would like to see a citation given for the first offense. Ms. Safran will inform Deputy Schultz. She would also like to see a Counseling piece required along with the citation. Mr. Swenson will work on a Chemical Dependency Councilor for next year. PTA will be hosting an information night on this topic. A School Reach call will go out to parents about the PTA information night. This call will include a message to parents about the citations being issued for using these products at school.

Mr. Swenson informed the board that there will be a roofing meeting on March 14th at 9:15 AM at this meeting we will find out the timeline for work. User Groups will meet with Architect on Friday March 15th to see renderings of their spaces.

Ms. Heinze and Mr. Overom will be revising the district Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan removing the projects that are being covered with referendum dollars. Mr. Swenson has a Facility meeting scheduled for March 20th @ 5:00 PM and he is scheduling a Finance meeting for the end of the month. POC Committee will meet tomorrow Thur. March 7th at 8:00 AM.

Mr. Higgins reported on the 2/11/2019 Technology Committee meeting. The $120,000 network upgrade comes with $60,000 rebate through the erate program. Bids will be opened on March 19th. The Camera System will also be updated with Technology Levy dollars. 

Review of Superintendent Goals took place, work at the Capital continues. MSBA Day at the Capitol is on March 25th., Mr. Feia and Ms. Martini plan to attend. The book study group will be introduced next year. The Apprentice Program will be starting next school year with one student being placed at Berkon.

Review of Board Goals took place their fund balance goal has been met. The Board will work to maintain the fund balance moving forward. The Referendum passed. The Board is now overseeing the referendum building and remodeling projects. 

The Board would like to start work on the Strategic Planning process to update the District Mission Statement.

The next work session will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Boardroom

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at




The Albany Area School Board meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 has been cancelled and rescheduled to Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Albany Area Schools District Board Room, 30 Forest Ave., Albany, MN 56307.