-Notice of Public Hearing-

Melrose Beacon

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 394.26, that the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Conference Room 121, Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, MN, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Purpose of the hearing is to consider the granting or denial of variances from the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance, Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance, Stearns County Sewage Treatment Ordinance, Stearns County Recreational Campground Ordinance, Stearns County Lodging Establishments Ordinance, Stearns County Childrens Camps Ordinance and the Stearns County Manufactured Home Parks Ordinance as follows:

Public Hearings:

1. To consider a request from Mueller Dairy Farms (James & Shannon Mueller, applicants), Melrose, MN from Section 6.7.5D of the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a 34’x112’ total confinement barn with a 14’x16’ milk room 179 feet from a residence.  Said Ordinance requires a 700 foot setback to a residence from an animal feedlot that is registered for 10 animal units or more.   Affected property:  48.66 A E 35 AC of W2NE4 & N 850’ of W 700’ of E2NE4, Section 23, T126N, R33W, Melrose Township.  Property address:  32526 County Road 169, Melrose, MN. 

All applications and related information are on file with the Environmental Services Department, Room 343, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN and can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at co.stearns.mn.us by clicking on Board & Committee Meetings.  Action taken on these applications 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 requests.  Written testimony should be sent to the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, MN 56303.

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 or 1-800-450-0852 early so arrangements can be made.

Publish:  March 7, 2018




Notice is hereby given: To the qualified voters of Millwood Township, the annual election will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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 13, 2018, immediately following the counting of votes.

Joseph Wiechman

Clerk, Millwood Township





The Town Election and Annual meeting for Grove Township will be held on March 13, 2018. If bad weather. it will be held on March 20, 2018. Polls will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Annual meeting will commence at 8:10 p.m.

Election and Meeting will be held at the Meire Grove City Hall.

Grove Township Clerk

Richard W. Thull

/s/ Richard W. Thull