Court File No.: 73-PR-18-5733

In Re: Estate of

Irene Obermiller,



It is Ordered and Notice is given that on August 24, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated September 29, 2016 and for the appointment of Carl D. Obermiller, whose address is 3440 Orchard Avenue N., Crystal, MN 55422; as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.

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 personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.

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.

By the court

Dated: July 10, 2018

William J. Cashman

Judge of District Court

Dated: July 10, 2018

George Lock

Court Administrator

Paul A. Ampe, 

Attorney at Law


321 Railroad Avenue, 

P.O. Box 459

Albany, MN 56307

Telephone: 320-845-4765

Facsimile: (320) 845-7414








Notice is hereby given that the Federal/State Primary Election for registered voters in Albany Township will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Albany Fire Hall. (231 Fourth St., Albany MN) Polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. To 8:00 P.M.

The Public Accuracy Test of the voting equipment will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 4:30 P.M. At the Albany Fire Hall This test is open to the General Public.

Diane Noll, Clerk

Albany Township

Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday July 25 and Aug. 1, 2018.



Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing to consider a request for a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Jamie and Anika Klaphake, of Albany, MN according to the requirements of Section 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, 4.14, 5.14 6.7 and 9.3 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a 40’x100’ total confinement barn, 60’x624’ total confinement barn, 14’x65’ compost barn, 16’x20’ control room, 80’x160’x4’ roofed permanent stockpile pad, two 60’x100’ permanent stockpile pads and expand and combine the two feedlots with an existing total of 299 Animal Units (AU) consisting of beef calves and broiler chickens over five pounds to a combined total of 496 AUs consisting of cow/calf pairs and broiler chickens over five pounds. The property under consideration is located at 39408 State Hwy 238 Albany, MN 56307 in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 29 of Krain Township, parcel numbers 14.08137.0004 and 14.08137.0002.

Notice is further given that the above hearing will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138, Room 121, Waite Park, Minnesota.        

A copy of the proposed request is on file in the Stearns County Environmental Services Office, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota and can be viewed during regular business hours.  This request/information can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at by clicking on Board & Committee Meetings.  Action taken on this application 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 proposed request.  Written testimony should be submitted to the Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303.

LeRoy Gondringer, Chair

Stearns County Planning Commission 

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 early so arrangements can be made.

Publish:  August 1, 2018 – Albany Enterprise.






The City of Albany has for sale an overhead pedestrian cross walk signal device.   Sealed Bids for will be opened at 3:00 PM, on August 15, 2018, at the Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue.  A fax will not be accepted. Bids must be marked on the outside envelope “overhead pedestrian cross walk signal device” and may be mailed to the City of Albany, P.O. Box 370, Albany, MN 56307 or dropped off at City Hall. If you have any questions or would like to view the materials, please contact Joseph Mergen, Public Works Supervisor at 320-980-2990 during business hours.  The City of Albany reserves the right to accept or reject all bids.

Tom Schneider


Published in the Albany Enterprise, August 1, 2018.





Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test of the optical scan voting equipment and the AUTOMARK, to be used at the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, will be conducted in the Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, MN 56307, at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  This test is open to the general public.

Tom Schneider


Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday, August 1, 2018.



Holding Township Notice

The public accuracy testing of the voting machines to be used at the Aug. 14, 2018 Primary Election will be held on Aug. 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Holding Town Hall, 42282 County Rd. 9, Holdingford, MN 56340.

The Primary Election in said precinct, on Aug. 14, 2018, at which the polls will be open from the hour of 7 a.m. to the hour of 8 p.m. will be held for the purpose of nominating the following officers: Federal offices: two US Senators, one House of Representatives, District 6; State Executive Offices: one Governor and Lt. Governor, one Attorney General; County Offices: one Sheriff.

Julianne Ebnet, clerk

Township of Holding

Published in the Albany Enterprise this 1st day of August, 2018.




The City of Avon will be conducting a Public Accuracy Test

for the optical scan ballot counter, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at City Hall







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Albany City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 PM or as soon as thereafter on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the Council Room at 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, MN to consider and possibly adopt the proposed assessment for unpaid water usage incurred in relation to Ordinance 30. Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.  The proposed assessment is as follows:

Property: 140 2nd Street, Albany, MN Amount:


Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing.

Such assessment is proposed to be payable in one (1) installment. You may pay the entire assessment on such property to the City of Albany on or before November 15, 2018.  If not paid by this date, the amount will be certified to the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer for collection in 2019.  You may at any time thereafter pay to the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer the entire amount of the assessment. 

An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Administrator of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or City Administrator. 

  No such appeal as to the amount of an assessment as to a specific parcel of land may be made unless the owner has either filed a signed written objection to the assessment with the City Administrator prior to hearing or has presented the written objection to the presiding officer at the hearing.

Tom Schneider, 

City Administrator

Published in the Albany Enterprise this 1st day of August, 2018. 



Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The meeting was called to order, the pledge was recited, the agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved. Chairperson Higgins welcomed fellow board members and administration. 

Student Liz Rudser presented bathroom stall decals/quotes to be added to Elementary bathrooms.  Money was donated for the project.  Decals will be applied in the next two weeks.  Mr. Novak, Mr. Swenson and Mr. Stang approve of the project.  The Board thanked Liz Rudser for her efforts.

Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on threat assessment packet for administrators, Board filing dates July 31-Aug 14 for 1 year term, Chiller hook-up will cost approx. $30,000 Mr. Novak will get another bid.  Mr. Swenson distributed the proposed election ballot for review. 

Elementary Principal Jim Stang thanked custodial staff for their cleaning efforts in the elementary.  He reported Summer school is off to a great start with over 100 students participating, he thanked Rodney Ebnet and Bus Drivers for taking time out of summer to drive the kids and he reviewed elementary staffing changes. Lastly Mr. Stang opened discussion on third grade class size. Administration will keep an eye on this class as new enrollments come in.

Secondary Principal Angela Safran reported on summer school, hiring’s, summer cleaning, Student Handbook changes and a first draft of the Middle School Recovery Course. 

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on monthly expenditures and year-to-date expenditures.

The meeting continued with the first reading of Policy 102 Equal Educational Opportunity; Policy 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings; Policy 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations Policy; Policy 722 Public Data Requests; Policy 806 Crisis Management Policy; and first reading of the revised Lock Down Procedure.

Other agenda items at the July 18th regular meeting included:

Approval of the Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan as presented by Ms. Heinze. 

Accept the resignation from Jackie Middendorf, Food Service Employee. 

Accept the resignation from Courtney Lange, Elementary Para. 

Authorization to hire Wendi Clark at BS45 Step 1 for the Language Arts teaching position as recommended by Ms. Safran. 


Board Work Session August 1st @ 6:00 PM in the Boardroom.

Regular Board meeting August 15th @ 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





Notice is hereby given that a Public Accuracy Test of the election equipment will be held on Thursday, August 9th at 9:00 a.m., at the Krain Town Hall located at 43207 State Hwy 238 Freeport, MN (south of St. Francis)

Annie Sauer: ?Krain Township Clerk


2019 Sauk River Watershed District Budget 

Public Hearing Notice

January 1st, 2019 to December 31, 2019 Calendar 

Year Budget

General Fund Budget

The General Fund Budget will be categorized into the following:

Managers Compensation and Training Expenses            $26,369

Operations and Administration Expenses                      $294,339

Education Expenses                                                                    $88,076

Monitoring Expenses                                                                     $86,908

BMP Incentive Program Expenses                                               $145,192

Drainage Authority Expenses                                                       $58,560

Permit Authority Expenses                                                         $76,985

Operating Transfers    $33,500

Total General Fund Budget                                                         $814,929

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Sauk River Watershed District Board of Managers will meet at the District Office on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, at 6:15 p.m. for the purpose of continuing consideration on the forgoing proposed final budget with a maximum administrative levy of $699,558.  The remaining budget will be met through additional non-property tax funding sources.  At such time, any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of proposed budget set forth and contained above. 

Scott Henderson


Sauk River Watershed District

524 4th St South

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

(320) 352-2231 Phone

(320) 352-6455 Fax

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