Minnesota Statutes, 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 consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

ASSUMED NAME:  Wobegon Electric Bikes and Trikes

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 1040 6th St., Albany, MN 56307

NAMEHOLDER(S): Steven St. Marie

Name: Steven St. Marie

Address: 1040 6th St., Albany, MN 56307

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: Steven St. Marie, RN

State of Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Filed: 08/02/2017

Signed: Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesdays, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, 2017




Please take notice that at the address of Copart 200 County Road 159 Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock, on September 20, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2002 Dodge Durango. 

Storage and lien sale fees due as of July 20, 2017 is $585.92. The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date. 

Owners: Alicia Alvarado and Jesus Silva

Lienholders: None




Minutes for August 16, 2017 School Board Meeting 

Holdingford Public School

Chair Mike Higgins called the regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District #738 to order at 6:00 the LMC.

Pledge was recited.

Members present: Ali Kruger, Todd Smith, Mike Higgins, Ben Christensen, Members absent: Dale Streit, Pat Meier, Russ Wolter.

Also attending was Superintendent Chris Swenson, Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick, and Business Manager Beth Heinze.

Motion by Christensen, second by Kruger, to approve the amended agenda. Added Items 6.6. Approval of 2017/2018 Fee Schedule; 6.7. Approval of FFA Alumni to sell raffle tickets at football games; 6.8. Call Special Closed meeting following September regular meeting; 6.9. Junior/Senior High School Annual Report; 7.8. Approval of Lane Change for Ashley Hoffmann; and 8.6. Donations. Motion carried. All In Favor (AIF).  

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to approve the consent agenda. Items in consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from July 19th Regular Board Meeting, the July 19th Special Meeting, the August 2nd, Special Meeting and Work Session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of  $509,648.90, computer checks approved 79516-79675; approval of the district activity checks 011848-011849, which totaled $870.60; approval of the electronic transfer for July $940,900.54; Treasurer’s report balance per books July, 2017 $3,938,676.63; approval of Lane Changes for Jessica Mickelson and Lauren Volkers and approval of Fall Coaches. On roll call voting in favor: Kruger, Smith, Higgins, and Christensen. 

Voting against the same: None.  Motion carried.

Chairperson Higgins welcomed fellow board members, administration, staff, and guests.


Superintendent Chris Swenson gave a playground and construction update, he presented quotes for pool sound panels and roof repairs and summarized the Back-to-School Workshop Days.

Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick reported on summer school which had 30 students, he informed the Board the welcome back letters will be going out, Orientation, Open House, Staff Workshop and In-service days are all set. Mr. Silbernick invited the Board to attend Open House which is Wed. Aug. 30 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Mr. Silbernick also presented an analysis comparing the 2016 vs 2017 MCA official results. 

Mr. Swenson on Jim Stang’s behalf thanked all the athletic teams for their help on playground!

BSED Report: Mike Higgins informed the Board that BSED has a new treasurer, their updating some policies and they have dropped their MREA Membership.

Business Manager’s report, Beth Heinze reported on cash flow for 17-18. The District will not need to barrow money this school year for cash flow. She explained some of the changes that go along with the switch to PEIP Health Insurance.


Motion by Christensen to approve the Resolution establishing Stearns County Auditor’s Office as the Absentee Ballot Board for ISD #738 Holdingford Public Schools General Election, Special Election and Referendum. second by Smith. Motion carried. AIF.

The meeting continued with the first reading of Policy 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse; First reading of Policy 513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design; 

First reading of Policy 533 Wellness (This policy will need a second, first reading with a strike through draft);  first reading of Policy 603 Curriculum Development.

Motion by Christensen, second by Smith, to approve the 2017/2018 Fee Schedule as presented. Motion carried. AIF.

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen to approve the FFA Alumni to sell raffle tickets for the tractor at football games. Motion carried. AIF.

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to call for Special Closed Meeting after the regular September 20th School Board meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies if necessary. Motion carried. AIF.

Junior/Senior High School Annual Report was given out to the Board. This is a summary of activities and athletics from 2016-2017 school year. The Board would like to continue receiving the report in paper format each year.


Mr. Silbernick introduced and recommended Derrick Roush for the Elementary Special Education Teaching position. Motion by Smith along with a friendly welcome, second by Christensen, to hire Derrick Roush as Elementary SPED Teacher starting FY18 school year at BS Step 1. Motion carried AIF.

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to hire Roseanne Feia for the Cook position. Motion carried. AIF. 

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to hire Robert Lampert for LTS in Food Service from approximately September 5th until the return of Cook on Medical Leave. Motion carried. AIF. 

Motion by Smith with many thanks from the Board for her years of service, second by Christensen, to accept resignation from Elaine Lampert Food Service Cook. Motion carried. AIF. 

Motion by Christensen, second by Smith, to approve Food Service assignment revisions as recommended by Melissa Anderson, Food Service Director. Motion carried. AIF. 

Motion by Christensen, second by Smith, to approve work agreement with Technology Director, Lance Feia. Motion carried. AIF. Details on file in District Office.

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to approve revised work agreement with Superintendent, Chris Swenson revising the Health Insurance Language for FY18. Motion carried. AIF.

Motion by Smith, second by Christensen, to approve Lane Change for Ashley Hoffmann from MS30 Step 8 to MS45 Step 8. Motion carried. AIF. 


August 28, 2017 Work Session @ 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

Open Houses Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

September 6th, 2017 Work Session @ 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

September 20th, 2017 regular Board meeting 6:00 PM in the LMC.

Special Closed Session following the September regular Board meeting.

Donation: The Board acknowledged and thanked the Doucet’s for their generous donation of a 1942 John Deere B to the Ag Department for use as a restoration project!

The agenda was completed at 6:41PM with a motion to adjourn by Smith, second by Christensen.

Motion carried. AIF. 

Respectfully Submitted by

Ben Christensen, Clerk




county of stearns



Court File No. 73-PR-17-7745

In Re: Estate of Genevieve Marie Wenning,

aka Genevieve M. Wenning,

aka Genevieve Wenning,




It is Ordered and Notice is given that on Friday, October 6, 2017 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 January 15, 2016, and for the appointment of Betty Jean Baggenstoss, whose address is 503 College Avenue N, St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374, 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 representatives 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. 


Kris Davick-Halfen

Dated: August 30, 2017 Judge of District Court

George Lock

Dated: August 30, 2017 Court Administrator

Dymoke Law Office, P.A.

Scott E. Dymoke

MN# 219174

300 Riverside Avenue NW

P.O. Box 127

Melrose, MN 56352

Telephone: (320) 256-4205

Facsimile: (320) 256-7201




Notice of Hearing on Proposed Assessment

for Stearns County Boundary Commission Plat Number 2

Notice is hereby given that the Saint Anthony City Council will meet at 8:00 p.m. on September 26, 2017 at Schiffler’s Liquor, 38909 County Road 153, in Saint Anthony, Minnesota to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for Stearns County Boundary Commission Plat Number 2.  Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.  The area proposed to be assessed is Lot 1, Block 1, Lots 1 thru 7, Block 2, and Lots 1 thru 7, Block 3, Stearns County Boundary Commission Plat Number 2.

The proposed assessment roll is available for public inspection with the Saint Anthony Clerk-Treasurer.  The total amount of the proposed assessment is $6,375.71.  Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting.  No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Saint Anthony Clerk-Treasurer prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.  The Saint Anthony City Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.

An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk-Treasurer of Saint Anthony 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 Clerk-Treasurer.

Kelli Stradtmann, City Clerk-Treasurer







The Avon Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at City Hall on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:45 p.m.  The changes will be as follows:

Amend the City of Avon Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 5 (R-1) and Chapter 6 (R-2), Subd. 5, to read:  “Shoreland overlay areas:  Structures or combinations of structures/impervious surface on lots shall not occupy more than twenty-five (25) percent of the lot area.”  

Add to the City of Avon Code of Ordinance, Public Nuisance section:  “household items, scrap iron and/or building materials may not be stored on any residential property unless inside a building or fully enclosed trailer with current registration.  Building materials may be stored outside if the owner of the property has a current building permit and progress is being made with the project” and “Property Exterior.  A. the roof, foundation and exterior walls of the structure shall be structurally sound, water tight, and rodent resistant.  All chimneys shall be structurally sound. B. Porches and/or balconies shall be safe and in good repair. E. all exterior doors shall have safe, functioning locks. F. Screens, storm doors and storm windows shall be safe and in good working order.

The full ordinances are on file and available for viewing at the Avon City Hall during regular business hours. All persons who wish to appear and comment shall be given such opportunity at the hearing.  The Avon Planning Commission shall further consider written comments at the public hearing prior to taking action on this request.  All meetings of the City of Avon are handicapped accessible.


Jodi Austing-Traut




Holdingford School Board Briefs:

A School Board work session was held August 28th, 2017 for Levy/Bond information distribution planning.   Mr. Overom distributed information materials summarizing the Technology Operating Levy and the Bond Referendum scope. Mr. Swenson then entertained questions & answers preparing the Board Members for the upcoming meetings. The informational meetings are set for: 6:00 PM on Sept. 12th and 7:00 PM on Oct. 9th, both in the High School Media Center, using a Station format with a Board member handling the opening remarks.

It was also decided to have Board Members present at Open House on Wednesday August 30 and to have flyers explaining the questions on the Ballot for Nov. 7th Election.

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



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 Stearns Solar I LLC, Radnor PA on behalf of Joan M. Bredeck Revocable Trust, Albany MN according to Sections 4.8, 6.51 and 9.3.5U of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a 1MW community solar garden on approximately 10 acres in the Agricultural 40 zoning district.  The property under consideration is part of the SE1/4, Section 10, lying westerly of County Road 10 and easterly of the Wobegon Trail, Albany Township (125/31).

To consider a conditional use permit application for a Major Shoreland Alteration submitted by D.H. Blattner and Sons Inc. of Avon, MN, according to the requirements of Section 10.2.14 D. of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439, to cut, fill and construct stormwater facilities on 32.9 acres. The property under consideration is located at 16767 County Road #9, Avon, MN 56310 on 51.80 acres of Government Lot 2 in Section 34, T125N, R30W, Avon Township.

Notice is further given that the above hearing will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Service Center West, Room 121B & C/D, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, Minnesota.        

A copy of the proposed request is on file in the Stearns County Environmental Services Office, County Administration Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, 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 and 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, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, 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:  September 6, 2017 – Albany Enterprise






Anne Burke, property owner has filed an application for the Variance from the strict enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Avon.  The property at 109 Dorado Ave SW., is lakeshore property in an R-1 zone.  The Variance would be to allow fences to be constructed along the north and south property lines of said property with an OHWL setback of 12’ instead of 35’ AND a 6’ fence instead of 4’ from the front of the residential structure to the adjacent roadway, as set forth in the ordinance.  A public hearing will be held by the City of Avon Planning Commission on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  All meetings of the City of Avon are handicapped accessible.

City of Avon

Amy Pease

Zoning Administrator