OFFICIAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING OF AUTOMARK
 AND OPTICAL SCAN VOTING MACHINE
TO BE HELD IN THE
CITY OF 
MELROSE, MINNESOTA
NOTICE is hereby given that a public accuracy test of the AutoMARK and the optical scan voting equipment  DS200 to be used at the March 3, 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The test will be conducted at the Melrose City Center, 225 1st Street NE, Melrose, Minnesota.
PATRICIA HAASE – 
CITY CLERK
CITY OF MELROSE
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SPRING HILL TOWNSHIP NOTICE
The Annual Audit meeting for Spring Hill Township will be held along with the monthly meeting which will be held on February 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the following address:
Scott Poepping 29769 325th Ave Melrose MN 56352.
Scott Poepping
Clerk Spring Hill Township
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MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP NOTICE
Notice is hereby given:  To the qualified voters of Millwood Township, the annual election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the St. Rosa Church Basement.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.
The annual meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.  The election polls will open immediately following the annual meeting, and close at 8:00 p.m.  Voters will elect the following: One Supervisor: 3-year term; One Clerk: 2-year term.  The board of canvas will certify the election results on March 10, 2020, immediately following the counting of votes.
Joseph Wiechman
Clerk, Millwood Township.
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INVITATION TO INTERESTED 
SERVICE PROVIDERS
Student Transportation Services
Melrose Area Public Schools
Independent School District No. 740
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No. 740, located 546 5th Avenue NE, Melrose, Minnesota 56352, will receive Letters of Interest and Qualifications until 10:00 AM CST, February 28, 2020 from qualified service providers interested in providing District student transportation services commencing with school and contract year 2020-21.
Information about this contract may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent Greg Winter at the School District at 320-256-5160.
Interested Service Provider letter of Interest and Qualifications must be received in an envelope clearly marked “STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES” on or before the above date and time, by:
Gregory Winter 
Superintendent of Schools
Melrose Area School District, ISD 740
546 5th Avenue NE
Melrose, Minnesota 56352
On the above date and time authorized persons of Independent School District No. 740 will publicly open the Letters of Interest received and read aloud the names.
After reviewing the Letters of Interest received, the District may request additional information, enter into direct negotiations, or request Written Quotations with one or more qualified student transportation services provider(s) for a student transportation services contract(s) with terms, rates and provisions agreeable to the District.  The District, at its sole discretion, may award a contract to more than one interested qualified service provider.
Independent School District No. 740 is using the direct negotiation subject to written quotation process established by Minnesota Statutes 2019, Section 123B.52, Subds. 1 and 3 for the procurement of this contract, and disclaims usage of any other contract procurement options such as sealed bids allowed under applicable law.  The School District reserves the right to reject any and all quotations and waive irregularities therein, and further reserves the right to award a contract to the lowest responsible service provider(s) that is in the best interest of Independent School District No. 740.
Gregory Winter 
Superintendent of Schools
Posted Melrose Beacon February 19 and 26, 2020
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PROBATE NOTICE
STATE OF MINNESOTA
DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF STEARNS
SEVENTH JUDICIAL 
DISTRICT
Court File No: 73-PR-20-1112

NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

In Re: Estate of
ANDREW FRANK 
MARTHALER, a/k/a Rev. Andy Marthaler, and a/k/a Andy Marthaler,
Decedent.
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 6, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Decedent’s Will dated September 25, 2009, and Codicil dated July 10, 2019, and for the  appointment of Theresa Marthaler, whose address is 11780 Stearns Line Road, Osakis, MN 56360, 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: February 6, 2020
/s/ John H. Scherer
Judge of District Court
Dated: February 6, 2020
George Lock
Court Administrator
Mark F. Uphus - 
Attorney at Law
310 Main Street E.
PO Box 158
Melrose, MN 56352
Telephone: 320.256.7491
Facsimile: 320.256.7612
e-mail: manager@uphuslaw.com
ATTORNEY FOR 
PETITIONER
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MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP ACCURACY NOTICE
Notice is hereby given: The public accuracy test of the Automark and DS200 voting machines for the Presidential Nominating Primary will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7 p.m., in the St. Rose of Lima church basement.  
Joseph Wiechman
Clerk, Millwood Township
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MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP PRIMARY NOTICE
Notice is hereby given:  To the qualified voters of Millwood Township, the Presidential Nominating Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the St. Rosa Church Basement; the primary will take place from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Joseph Wiechman
Clerk, Millwood Township
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MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP NOTICE
Notice is hereby given:  The Millwood Township Board of Audit will be held on Monday February 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Rose of Lima church basement.
Joseph Wiechman
Clerk, Millwood Township
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