Court File No.: 73-PR-18-7611

In Re: Estate of

Marie Margaret Lauer,






Linda Reitmeier has filed a Petition for Determination of Descent. It is Ordered that on October 19, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on the petition.

  The petition represents that the decedent died more than three (3) years ago leaving property in Minnesota. The petition requests the Court determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled.

Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the petition will be granted.

Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by: mailing a copy of this Notice and Order to each interested person by United States mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing.


Dated: Sept. 10, 2018

Frederick L. Grunke

Judge of District Court

Dated: Sept. 10, 2018

George Lock

Court Administrator

Paul A. Ampe, 

Attorney ID #133395

321 Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 459

Albany, MN 56307

Telephone: 320-845-4765

Fax: 320-845-7414





City of Albany, Minnesota

Date, time and place: Notice is given that the City Council of the City of Albany, Minnesota (the “City”), will meet on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon as thereafter at the City Hall, 400 Railroad Ave, Albany, Minnesota to consider the Improvement referred to below.

General nature of the Improvement:  The 2019 Capital Improvements will consist of a full Street and Utility reconstruction of  8th Street (from Railroad Ave to Midland Ave), 7th Street (from Railroad Ave. to Aliva Ave.), Midland Avenue (from 6th St to 8th St), Forest Avenue (from 6th St to 7th St), and Lake Avenue (from 6th St to 7th St) (the “Improvement”).

Estimated cost of the proposed Improvement:  The total estimated cost of the Improvement is $2,068,488

Area proposed to be assessed:  The area proposed to be assessed consists of every lot, piece or parcel of land abutting and benefited by the Improvement.

Written or oral objections:  Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the Improvement will be heard at this meeting.  Written and oral objections will be considered.

Materials available at hearing:  A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessment will be available at the hearing, including a reasonable estimate of the total amount to be assessed and a description of the methodology

Legal Authority:  The City Council proposes to proceed under the authority granted in Minnesota Statutes, Sections 429.011 to 429.111.

Tom Schneider


Published in the Albany Enterprise October 3rd, 2018 and October 10th, 2018.



Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The meeting was called to order, the pledge was recited, the amended agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved. Items in the consent agenda were approval of the minutes from Aug. 15th Reg. Board Meeting, Sept. 5th Special Meeting and the Sept. 5th Board Work Session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of  $534,426.48 computer checks approved 81288--81492; approval of the district activity checks of 011948-011949, which totaled $408.82; approval of the electronic transfer for August $1,617,960.78; the Treasurer’s report balance per books for the month of August 2018 $3,667,628.99; approval for Post Prom to sell Dilly Bars at Volleyball & Basketball events for the 2018-2019 school year; and approval of Advisors for 2018-2019 school year. 

Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on Stearns County Joint Powers Agreement for the SRO, and he updated the Board on Calendar schedule for Committee meetings. Student Member Liz Rudser reported there are two foreign exchange students here this year, new teachers and students are getting familiar, fall sports are going well, homecoming plans are set, and coronation will be Sunday evening .Secondary Principal Angela Safran reported on FFA State Fair accomplishments, teacher mentors under the direction of Milissa Walz and that the school year is off to a great start! She reported Open House was well attended at 98%, enrollment is at a net gain of 4, Oct. 8th is the first Parent Teacher Conference for the year, and Middle School course recovery letters were given to students and mailed to parents as well. Ms. Safran’s testing update included AIMS Web testing and MCA Proficiency Percentages Comparisons from spring 2012 to 2018. Holdingford is above state averages in Math, Reading, and Science. Mr. Higgins reported on the BSED meeting, they met at the new Voyagers site, the licensed staff contract was approved, SPED meetings will be held in each District, MDE recognized BSED and all member Districts for zero corrective errors Congratulations! He also informed the Board the 18-21 program has moved to SCTCC which is a better fit for this aged students.

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on general fund monthly expenditures as of August 31, 2018 and the new payroll clerk has completed the first teacher payroll and it went well. She is now working on MARRS reporting and just finished Audit work. 

Other agenda items at the September 19th regular meeting included:

The Board acknowledged that the positive Review and Comment was received 9/4/2018 from MDE. The official statement reads: Based upon the department’s analysis of the school district’s required documentation and other pertinent information from sources of MDE, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive Review and Comment. 

Approved the bid from Sunset Electric for the electrical hook-up portion of the Chiller replacement project in the amount of $11,000.00. 

Certified the proposed tax levy at the maximum levy authority. 

A approved the Elementary and Junior High Targeted Services Program Budget

The meeting continued with the first reading of Policy 401 Equal Employment Opportunity, first reading of Policy 413 Harassment and Violence, first reading of Policy 419 Tobacco-Free Environment, first reading of Policy 421 Gifts to Employees and School Board Members, first reading of Policy 714 Fund Balances with updated language.

Approved adding a 3’s School Readiness Preschool Class. Time line for starting would be mid-October. 

The Board added a Referendum Information Session on Monday or Oct. 29th at 7:00 PM with child care provided. 

Secondary Annual Report information was reviewed.

Accepted the resignation from Stacy Huls Secondary Para. 

Hired Olivia Benkowski for Husker Kid’s Zone Site Leader.

Hired Olivia Benkowski for 3’s Pre-School Para.

Approve the Lane Change for Tara Wolford from BS Step 4 to BS30 Step 4. 

Approved FMLA Leave for Mindy Arnzen.

Hired Steven Stoermann for Grounds and Maintenance Position.

Hire Karene Anderson for Secondary Para for three days a week until a full time Para can be acquired. 

Approved reassignment of Jaime Gerads from Van Route Driver to full time Bus Driver. 


Board Work Session Oct. 3, 2018 @ 6:00 PM in the Boardroom

Referendum Information Meeting Oct. 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM in the LMC.

Referendum Information Meeting Oct. 29th, 2018 @ 7 PM in the LMC.

Regular Board meeting Oct. 17 @ 5:00 PM in the LMC

The Board acknowledged and thanked the following generous Donators! Central MN Credit Union $1000 to Preschool Playground; Holdingford Lions $5,304.75 for Security upgrades; Holdingford Chamber of Commerce $500 to Husker Hall of Fame; John Roberts for Sweet Corm; and Angie Stang for Cucumbers! 

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 Golf Club is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time salaried position as a General Manager. Qualified applicants must have experience with budgeting, revenue forecasting, capital expenditure, marketing plans, clubhouse functions, golf leagues and tee times.   Compensation and other benefits are dependent upon qualification of individual.  All applicants must complete an employment application which is available at Or at the Club House. The deadline for submitting a complete employment application to the Albany Golf Club, P.O. Box 338, Albany, MN 56307 is 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.   You may contact Paul Wellenstein, Head PGA Professional/General Manager, at 320.845.2505 with any questions about the position. 

Steve Gretsch


Published in the Albany Enterprise this 3rd day of October, 2018.




Albany Area Schools ?– ISD #745
October 10, 2018, 7:00 PM

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- August 2018

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Student Representatives

7. 2. Building Project Updates

7. 3. Building Goals

7. 4. Purple Pride

8. Business

8. 1. Enrollment Report

8. 2. Curriculum Review Cycle Approval

8. 3. Fundraiser Approvals

8. 4. Audit Results

8. 5. Building Project Budget

8. 6. Teacher Genius Hour MOU

8. 7. Contracts

8. 8. Notice of General Election

8. 9. Renumber Substitute Teacher Policy

8. 10. Policy 404 Background Checks Second Read

8. 11. Policy 415 Mandated Reporting Of Maltreatment Of Vulnerable Adults

Second Read

8. 12. Policy 421 Gifts To Employees and School Board Members Second Read

8. 13. Policy 510 School Activities Second Read

8. 14. Policy 512 School Sponsored Student Publications and Activities Second Read

9. Committee Reports

9. 1. BEAT Steering Committee Meeting

9. 2. SEE General Membership Meeting

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.

Patricia Gersch, Clerk