Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on February 6, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2016 Volk. Jetta S.  

Copart fees to date are $400.81.

Country Financial Inc. fees to date are $11,808.48. Storage as of October 31, 2018 is $128.00.

The storage will continue to accrue at $1.00 per day until the sale date listed above.

Owner(s): VW Credit LSG LTD, Lisa F. Mast, Amanda J. Mast.

Lienholders: VW Credit Leasing LTD.





Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on Feb. 20, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2002 Ford Focus LX.   Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of November 13, 2018 is $306.14.

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

Owner(s): Sierra Stephenson

Lienholders: Twin Cities Auto Sales




Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their organizational meeting for the New Year on Monday, January 14, 2019. Officers were elected unanimously:  Ben Christensen Chairperson, Mike Higgins Vice-Chair, Dale Streit Clerk and Ed Feia Treasurer. The board meeting calendar was set, board salaries were set, mileage rate was established at Federal rate, Albany Enterprise was named as official newspaper, approval to retain current Banks and authorize the Superintendent/Business Manager to make deposits in official depositories, to use facsimile signatures for payroll and disbursement checks, named district administrative assistant as clerks designee, authorized the superintendent to sign/renew contracts in amounts up to $20,000, named business manager as treasurers designee, approval to provide meals, coffee, and light refreshments to visitors, to authorize board chair and superintendent to be contacts with district counsel and to use Attorney Tom Jovanovich, to participate in Title Programs, and board committee assignments were reviewed with approval coming in Feb.

New Board Member Evelyn Martini took the Oath of Office, the pledge was recited, the agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved. Items in consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from Dec. 19th Reg. Board Meeting; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $296,982.10 computer checks approved 81917--82039; approval of the district activity checks of 011977-012001, which totaled $4,079.19; approval of the electronic transfer for Dec. $1,562,741.13; approval of lane changes for Maia Hamann and Tara Wolford; approval of advisors and coaches.

Chair Christensen welcomed fellow board members, administration, staff and guests. 

The meeting continued with reports, Secondary Principal Ms. Safran thanked substitute teachers for keeping students in routine during the month of December! She reported that she is currently conducting teacher and para evaluations, semester one is coming to an end, student of quarter assembly is Jan. 31st, winter semi formal dance was well attended, academy day for teachers is at ROCORI, and course registration for next school year will start Jan. 28th. Ms. Safran’s Assessment update included test accommodations are being entered on MDE, Aimsweb testing for grades 7 & 8 will be in late Jan. and 78% of the juniors are signed up to take the ACT. She also addressed questions on SRO Officer which she reported is working out very well and on 7th and 8th grade response to new structure for failed courses, she reported with semester one coming to the end now is the time where she will be paying close attention to this change.

Business Manager Ms. Heinze reported on general fund monthly expenditures and that every 3 years the District is required to complete a comparable worth study. 

Mr. Swenson reported BSED Superintendents met and items discussed were fee structures and long term planning. He updated the Board on building plans and presented preliminary drawings of the high school cafeteria, front entry of high school with offices and commons area, classroom addition area, and elementary school entry restructuring. The next Project Oversight Committee meeting will be Jan. 24th and a community meeting is being planned.

Jodie Zesbaugh and Barbie Doyle presented the Building Bond Sale Report

8 bids were received. Low Bidder was Northland Securities at 3.22%. The Board approved the Resolution Relating To $10,695,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2019A; Authorizing The Issuance, Awarding The Sale, Prescribing The Form And Details And Providing For The Payment Thereof whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Ms. Doyle and Ms. Zesbaugh then presented Holdingford Schools with an award recognizing Moody’s Investors service assignment of an upgrade to an A3 credit rating. The Board congratulated Ms. Heinze and Mr. Swenson for their achievement.

Ms. Heinze reported the December 2018 treasurer’s report will be available at the Feb. meeting and that the District will be starting to invest cash balances.

Other agenda items at the Jan. 14 organizational meeting included:

• Approval of the teacher seniority list. 

• Approval of the contract with MLA Architects, Inc. General Corporation as presented and approved by District Council. 

• Approval the flooring proposal with Hennen Floor Covering, Inc. $15,350.95 for 5 classrooms and the 3-4-pod hallway. Work to be done in June 2019. 

• Accepted and Awarded the Base Bid for the High School roof sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 and the Elementary School roof sections 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21, and 22 to Granite City Roofing Company – St. Cloud, MN with a base bid of $2,539,700. 

• Approval of the 4’s School Readiness Handbook as presented. 

• Accepted resignation from Rachel Schwartz, Kid Zone Assistant effective Jan. 24, 2019. The Board thanked Ms. Schwartz for her time working with the Kid Zone Program! 

• Approve maternity leave for Marian Lyngaard from approximately May 6, 2019 and for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

• Approval of Medical Leave for Mindy Arnzen with an anticipated return date of Feb. 25, 2019. 

• Amended Teaching Contract for Brenda Payne from MS45 Step 1 to MS45 Step 8 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

The Board acknowledged and thanked the generous donators who donated $1,266.90 for negative and low lunch balances and Cherry Berry who donated $250 in gift cards, which will be used for PBIS rewards.  

A review of the upcoming meetings took place.

• POC meeting Jan. 24th @ 8:00 AM in the Board Room

• Work Session Feb. 6th, 2019, 6:00 PM in the Board Room

• Meet & Confer Feb. 20th, 2019, 3:15 PM in the Board Room

• Regular Board meeting Feb. 20st, 2019, 6:00 PM in the LMC

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




Albany Area Schools 

– ISD #745

January 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

District Board Room


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda -- Additions and Deletions

5. Approvals

5. 1. Previous Meeting Minutes

5. 2. Cash Flow Reports- November 2018

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Student Representatives

7. 2. Purple Pride

7. 3. Elementary Playgrounds

8. Business

8. 1. Enrollment Report

8. 2. Radon Testing

8. 3. AFT Seniority List

8. 4. Resolution Directing The Administration To Examine The Financial Condition Of The District

8. 5. AESP Contract Approval

8. 6. Select School District Auditor

8. 7. Superintendent Goals

8. 8. High School Course Offerings

9. Committee Reports

9. 1. BEAT Steering Committee Meeting

9. 2. Community Education Advisory Committee Meeting

9. 3. SEE General Membership Meeting

9. 4. Staff Development Meeting

9. 5. WBWF Meeting

9. 6. MN School Boards Association Leadership Conference Follow Up

10. Superintendent Report

11. Adjournment

Note: Items may be added to the agenda which have an immediate effect on the operation of the school district. An effort will be made to keep additions to a minimum.

Matt Kreuzer, Clerk




Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333

(1) The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Refine Dermatique Aesthetic Center.

(2) The address of the principal place of business is: 161 19th Street S. Suite 106, Sartell, MN 56377 USA.

(3) List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Small Holdings, P.A., 2201 Chelmsford Lane, St. Cloud, MN 56301 USA.

(4) 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.

Barry LaBine





Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on Feb. 20, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 1996 Cadi Seville ST.  

Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of November 14, 2018 is $292.81.

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

Owner(s): Shirley and Thomas Pirkola

Lienholders: Duluth Fire Department Cr. Union




Holding Township Notice

Holding Township Board of Audit will meet at the Holding Town Hall at 9 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 5, 2019.

Juliane Ebnet, Clerk