November 29, 2022 at 3:10 p.m.

Star Post Legals 11/30/2022

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed Property Taxes

City of Albany

The Albany City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 PM or as soon as thereafter on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, MN 56307 to consider approving the 2022 budget and the amount of property taxes it is proposing to collect to pay for the costs of services the City will provide in 2023. 

2022 Levy Proposed Levy

$1,093,413 $1,320,424 20.76% increase

Albany City residents are invited to attend the public hearing of the City Council to express their opinions on the budget and on the proposed amount of 2023 property taxes.  

Tom Schneider


Published in the Star Post this 23rd and 30th day of November, 2022.




PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 24, 2019 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $171,999.00 MORTGAGOR(S): JOHN D. MACHARDY AND NATALIA MACHARDY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for New Day Financial, LLC TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100343000014398048 SERVICER: Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC LENDER: New Day Financial, LLC DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Stearns County Minnesota, Recorder, on January 7, 2020, as Document No. A1560598. ASSIGNED TO: New Day Financial, LLC by an Assignment of Mortgage dated 08/21/2020 and recorded on 08/24/2020 as Document No. A1578219. Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee of Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust I by an Assignment of Mortgage dated 02/09/2022 and recorded on 02/10/2022 as Document No. A1626087. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:LOT 4, BLOCK 7, CHANTRY ESTATES PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1631 DEVON RD, SAINT CLOUD, MN 56303 PROPERTY I.D: 82.45768.0329 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Stearns THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: One Hundred Ninety-Eight Thousand Six Hundred Seventeen and 12/100 ($198,617.12)THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10:00AM on January 5, 2023 PLACE OF SALE: Stearns County Sheriff, Law Enforcement Center, Room S136 Civil Division, 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is 6.00 months from the date of sale. If Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Section580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. Section580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on July 5, 2023, or the next business day if July 5, 2023 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. “Dated: November 16, 2022 Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee of Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust Randall S. Miller and Associates, PLLC Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgage/Mortgagee Edinburgh Executive Office Center, 8525 Edinbrook Crossing North Suite #210 Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 Phone: 952-232-0052 Our File No. 22MN00169-1 A-4764808 11/16/2022, 11/23/2022, 11/30/2022, 12/07/2022, 12/14/2022, 12/21/2022




Minnesota Statutes 

Chapter 333

ASSUMED NAME: Millwood Metalworks.

PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS IS: 315 Industrial Drive, Freeport, MN 56331 USA.

NAMEHOLDER(S): TMD Enterprises, Inc., 32197 Blattner Street, Avon, MN 56310 USA.

(4) By typing my name, 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.

/s/ Linette Thesing




Holdingford School Board Minute Summary

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on November 16, 2022. Members present Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Sarah Binek, Ed Feia, Lori Opatz, Rob Knettel, Pat Meier and Student Rep. Morgan Pellett. Absent: None. Also attending was: Superintendent Chris Swenson, Business Manager Garrity Gerber, Adm. Assistant Linda Zapzalka, and Herman Lemsing from Star Publications. 

Chair Feia called the meeting to order, the pledge was recited, and the amended agenda was approved.  Items added: 6.7. Approve the World’s Best Workforce Plan, 6.8. Accept $5,934.89 from the PTA to spend with Scholastic, 6.9. Accept donation from Ms. Lori Arceneau of weighted blankets to the preschool classrooms, 7.11. Authorization to hire Denise Waletzko for Third Grade Teacher LTS, 7.12. Accept resignation from Full Time Substitute Teacher Beth Gruebele. 

The meeting continued with approval of the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from 10/21/22 board meeting and 10/5/22 Work Session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $829,302.77 computer checks approved #53032 through #53214 and $7,706.74 for checks #30466 through #30487; approval of the electronic transfer for October 2022, $1,993,377.11; acknowledgement of the Treasurer’s Report balance per books is $7,410,045.24; approval of Policy 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies, Policy 209 Code of Ethics, Policy 210 Conflict of Interest, Policy 722 Public Data Requests; approval of Winter Com. Ed Instructors and Coaches; and accepted the following donations: 









With many thanks to all the generous donors! 


Superintendent Swenson reported Mr. Wege and Mr. Stang were attending the Support Staff Banquet honoring Mary Wallenstein, Sue Wentland, Melissa Hartung, and Jena Nelson congratulations and thank you to these individuals for their commitment to the district! He informed the Board that thirteen school districts will participate on a virtual conference call regarding the facilitation of a Portrait of a Graduate. Mr. Swenson explained that it has been an ongoing struggle securing Mental Health Services through Lutheran Social Services and/or Catholic Charities because of their high turnover rate, he will keep the Board posted.  Lastly Mr. Swenson reminded the Board of the construction walk through that will take place next week.

Student Rep Morgan Pellet reported on the end of quarter one, honor roll lists, academic awards, students of the quarter, and the guest speaker. She explained that the Student Council is planning Friday Harvest Time activities and will be planning more events in the future. Ms. Pellett reported the NHS’s Halloween Food Drive was a success and now they are scheduling appointments for the Blood Drive which will take place on Friday, Dec. 16th.

Mr. Swenson praised Mr. Roberts, Ms. Peck and the FFA Students for another fantastic Veterans Day Program. He applauded the band, choir, and the entire student body for their respectfulness shown at the program!

Ms. Ebnet reported the BSED Annual Audit is complete and the report is clean with the only finding being lack of segregation of duties which you have in all small offices. She added the facility analysis is in progress and she will keep the Board informed as new information comes in..

Business Manager Gerber reported all FY22 state and federal reports have been submitted and accepted, expenses year to date are trending a bit higher than budgeted due to capital overages and everything else is on par.

Other agenda items at the November 16, 2022 meeting included:


• The meeting continued with the first reading of Policy 409 Employee Publications add 1 year, Instructional Materials, Inventions, and Creations; Policy 410 Family Leave; Policy 415 Mandated Reporting/Adults; Policy 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing; Policy 417 Chemical Use and Abuse; Policy 418 Drug-Free Workplace/School. Mr. Swenson summarized the proposed changes on each policy. 

• Mr. Swenson presented a summary of the WBWF Plan. He went through the five District Achievement Goals and shared the data used to determine whether the goal was met or not and explained some data changes for the future. The World’s Best Workforce Plan for 2022-2023 was approved.

• Accepted $5,934.89 from the PTA to spend with Scholastic to purchase library books & supplies. With many thanks to the PTA!

• Accepted a donation of weighted blankets to the preschool classrooms from Ms. Lori Arceneau! With many thanks to Ms. Arceneau!


• Hired Denise Waletzko for the Sixth Grade Teacher LTS.

• Hired Mike Kleinschmidt for the Fifth Grade Teacher 10 day Sub.

• Hired Lily Brutger for 6-12 Art Teacher LTS.

• Hired Beth Gruebele for Full-Time Substitute Teacher starting 11/4/2022 and for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. 

• Approved a 12 week FMLA Leave for Abby Myers.

• Approved FMLA Leave for Kaitlyn Block.

• Approved Coaches for the winter season with the addition of Dan Shay for 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach. 

• Approved FMLA Leave for Heather Zeimetz Lunch Room Assistant.

• Hired Cooper Winter as Kids’ Zone Assistant.

• Accepted the resignation from Elementary Para Shaina Nelson with her last day being 12/22/2022. 

• Hired Denise Waletzko for the Third Grade Teacher LTS.

• Accept the resignation from Full Time Substitute Teacher Beth Gruebele with her last day being 11/29/2022. With thanks for her time with the District!

A review of the upcoming meeting dates took place.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Work Session @ 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room. 

School Board Meeting Wednesday, December 21, 2022 @ 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room. 

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



Unadopted Minutes 


Albany Area Schools – ISD #745 

District Office Board Room

November 16, 2022

1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 6 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Present: Winkels, Hansen, Kreuzer, Sand, Pennie, Sands Late: Absent: Carbajal

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda – Additions and Deletions

4.1 Add 8.13 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Albany Federation of Teachers and ISD #745 Regarding Teacher A

5. Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Sands, to approve the October 12, 2022 Regular Meeting minutes and the October 26, 2022 Work Session minutes. Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Reports – September 2022

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Hansen, to approve the September 2022 Cash Flow Reports as presented. Supported by all present.

5.3 Acceptance of Gifts and Donations

Member Hansen introduced the Resolution Accepting Donations and was seconded by Member Kreuzer.

The School Board of Albany Area Schools, ISD 745, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:

Donor Item     Designated Purpose (if any)

City of Albany      $1090.00 donation     Community Education 

   Summer Rec

Everything Signs    $500.00 donation     BEAT Performing Arts Series

CH Robinson          $32.00 donation   Avon Elementary

Felling Trailers       $250.00 donation     Supermileage

Albany Lions       $2,500.00 donation    Wrestling mats

Albany Youth 

Basketball Assoc $1,600.00 donation Girls Basketball

Blattner Energy   $5,000.00 donation    BEAT Performing Arts Series

CentraCare             $500.00 donation    BEAT Performing Arts Series

Class of 1972         $310.00 donation    Angel Fund

The following voted in favor of: All Present 

And the following voted against: None 

Absent: Carbajal

Where upon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

6. Consent Agenda 


Amy Schmitt - AMS/AHS Second Cook

David Stalboerger - AMS/AHS Building Maintenance Assistant/Custodian

Megan Buttweiler - AVE LTS Paraprofessional

Megan Buttweiler - AVE PreK Kids Company Site Leader

Emily Rademacher - AMS/AHS Food Service Aide

Meghan Shannon - ALE LTS Paraprofessional

Kara Rademacher – AMS/AHS Food Service Aide

AESP SpEd Differential:

Alissa Dunn, Carla Bauer, Jean Kollodge

AESP Payroll Change Request:

Heidi Eiynck - AVE PreK Para & Kids Co - 35 hrs/week to 32.5 hrs/week

Melissa Bueckers – AVE PreK Para & Kids Co – 33.75 hrs/week to 35.75 hrs/week

At Will:

Peter Stenger - Grounds & Outdoor Facilities Coordinator

Jeffrey Kociemba - Interim Director of Transportation

Dean Mitchell – Independent Contractor



Kids Company:

Mikayla Rieland


Ben Mergen - JH Wrestling Coach

Ashley Brtek - JV Dance Coach

Corey Nellis – 9th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach

Community Education:

BECC Attendant: Taylor Moritz

Course Instructor: Nancy Bronson

HSP/Fundamentals: Aaron Schwenzfeier, Nolan Anderson, Makaela Zierden


Theresa Shay - AMS/AHS Building Maintenance Assistant/Custodian, effective October 26, 2022

Tammy Frericks - AMS/AHS Second Cook, effective November 1, 2022

Lindsay Herdering - JV Dance Coach, effective November 1, 2022

The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 103565 - 103806


01 General Fund $1,483,190.97

02 Food Services    $116,777.23

04 Community Services      $57,076.42

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Pennie to approve the November 2022 Consent Agenda. Supported by all present.

7. Reports

7.1 Purple Pride

Board members read Purple Pride recognitions for teachers and staff for a job well done.

8. Business

8.1 Enrollment Report

Enrollment is stable and consistent with this time of year.

8.2 Approval of 2022 Annual Financial Statements

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Sands, to approve the 2022 Annual Financial Statements as presented. Supported by Hansen, Pennie, Sands, Kreuzer and Sand. Abstained – Winkels.

8.3 Revised 2022-23 Budget Approval

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the transfer of $350,000 from the Committed Fund Balance, committed for Technology/Transportation/Curriculum to the Unassigned Fund Balance to comply with board policy. Motion by Hansen, seconded by Kreuzer to approve the Revised 2022-23 Budget as presented with the transfer of Committed Funds to Unassigned Funds. Supported by all present.

8.4 Review of Proposals for Transportation Director

Reviewed proposals from Palmer Bus Service and CESO and decided to keep moving forward with the current plan.

8.5 Resolution Canvassing Return of Votes

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Pennie, to approve the Resolution Canvassing Return of Votes of School District General Election.

The following votes in favor there of: All present

the following voted against: None

Absent: Carbajal

Where upon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8.6 Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election as present. The chair and clerk are hereby authorized to execute certificates of election on behalf of the school board of Independent School District No. 745 to the following candidates: Dean Dirkes, Amy Sand, and Steve Rueter.

The following voted in favor of: All present

The following voted against: None

Absent: Carbajal

Where upon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8.7 Combined Polling Place Resolution

Motion by Pennie, seconded by Sands, to approve the Combined Polling Place Resolution as presented. 

The following voted in favor of: All present

The following voted against: None

Absent: Carbajal

Where upon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8.8 Snow Removal Bids

The district contacted numerous snow removal companies and administration reviewed the bids with a recommendation to expand the current contract with American Industrial Services Inc. Motion by Hansen, seconded by Sands to approve the contract and expand services with American Industrial Services Inc. for snow removal.

8.9 December 28 Work Session

There will not be a December 28, 2022 Work Session. Motion by Hansen, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve a January 4, 2023 Reorganizational Meeting at 6:00PM, which will also be a Regular Board meeting. Supported by all present.

8.10 Resolution for Approval of Change Event & Change Order Decision-Making Authority

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Sand, to table the discussion on 8.10 Resolution for Approval of Change Event & Change Order Decision-Making Authority.

8.11 Fundraiser Approval

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Sands, to approve the 2022-23 Fundraisers as presented. Supported by all present.

8.12 School Board Policies - First Read

8.12.1. 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies 

8.12.2 209 Codes of Ethics

8.12.3. 210 Conflict of Interest - School Board Members

8.12.4. 404 Employment Background Checks

8.12.5. 506 Student Discipline

8.12.6. 722 Public Data and Data Subject Requests

8.12.7. 806 Crisis Management Policy

8.13 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Albany Federation of Teachers and ISD #745 Regarding Teacher A

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Pennie to approve the MOU. Supported by all Present.

9. Committee Reports

Board member Hansen gave a brief update from the Design Committee and Project Oversight Committee. Hansen said the architects presented an updated design for the new Early Childhood Center and then discussed plans for demo, abatement, the shifting of the multi-purpose space, cost-effective bathroom locations and boiler plans. As the process continues, there will be regular updates shared with the community.

9.1 Fifth Monday Meeting

9.2 Community Education Advisory Council Meeting

10. Superintendent Report

Superintendent Okerlund congratulated the fall athletic programs on their successes and provided some highlights:

-Carter Schwalbe earned a trip to state in cross country

-Kathy Conrad received the Section 6A Girl’s Coach of the Year

-The Football team had a great season and was runner up in the section

-The Volleyball team had a great season with a 17-12 record overall

-Katie Spanier and Emily McLachlan qualified for the state swim meet

This weekend the drama department will be performing “Clue” on Friday, November 18th, Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th.

The district continues to search for full-time substitutes and additional paraprofessionals. Superintendent Okerlund noted that the administration is currently holding budget conversations for 2023.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 7:45 pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Hansen, seconded by Sand. Supported by all Present

Lynne Pennie, Clerk



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