July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Updated July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

Star Post Legals 7/26/2023




    The Avon City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 7th, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Avon City Hall, 140 Stratford Street East, Avon, Minnesota to consider an Amendment to Chapter 90 of the Avon City Code “Parks and Recreation”. This amendment would prohibit grilling at the Avon Public Beach. The City Council will take public comment on this issue from members of the public in attendance. Written comments will also be accepted and may be submitted to the City Clerk on or before August 7th during regular business hours.  Jodi Austing-Traut, Avon City Clerk/Administrator.



Albany Area Schools

Albany, Minnesota 56307

Administration Office 

Telephone 320/845-2171 – FAX 320/201-5878

Work Session

Albany Area Schools – 

ISD #745 

District Board Room

30 Forest Ave

Albany, Minnesota 56307 July 26, 2023, 6:00 PM


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Community Education Presentation

4. Transportation Update

5. Adjournment

    Note: Items may be added to the agenda which have an immediate effect on the operation of the school district. An effort will be made to keep additions to a minimum.

Amy Sand, Clerk




    The City of Melrose recognizes the importance of the input it receives from citizens through its boards and commissions. Currently there is a vacancy on the Melrose Area Development Authority (MADA).

    Any individual that wishes to be considered for possible appointment to the office listed above should submit their application to City Clerk Patricia Haase, 225 1st Street NE, Melrose, Minnesota, 56352 by no later than Wednesday, August 9, 2023. The applications are available at the Melrose City Center or on the city website at www.cityofmelrose.com.



Notice of Application for a Livestock Feedlot Permit

    Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116, that Robert and Donna Worms Farm has made an application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or the County of Stearns for permit to construct or expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 animal units or more.

    The existing and/or proposed feedlot will be located in the part of the NE ¼ of sec 1, T 124N, R 34W of Lake George Township, Stearns County, State of Minnesota. The existing facility consists of beef slaughter steers, dairy cows, replacement heifers, calves, and beef feeder steers for a total of 186.3 animal units; an open front heifer shed, open lots, total confinement barns, calf huts, and in ground concrete/earthen combo liquid manure storage areas (LMSA). The proposed facility will consist of the items listed above with an expansion of 530 slaughter steers with a 300’x67’ steer finishing barn and a 240’x56’x12’ in ground, concrete, underbarn LMSA. The total animal unit capacity will be 686.3 animal units.

    This publication shall constitute as notice to each resident and each owner of real property within 5,000 feet of the perimeter of the proposed feedlot as required by Minnesota State Law.

    Published in the Star Post, July 26, 2023.




Minnesota Statutes 

Chapter 333

    ASSUMED NAME: Pupusa St..


    NAMEHOLDER(S): Rodrigo Ernesto Milla Vigil, 510 7th St. S, Waite Park, MN 56387 USA and Milla Culinary Ventures LLC, 510 7th St. S, Waite Park, MN 56387 USA.

    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/ Rodrigo Ernesto Milla Vigil










    The purpose of this Interim Ordinance is to authorize a study related to the retail sales of recently legalized of edible cannabis products and lower potency hemp edibles. Staff will then make a recommendation to the City Council about whether the City should amend its zoning, business-licensing, or other general Code provisions related to these types of products and associated uses to better protect the residents of Albany. During the term of this Ordinance, the retail sale of edible cannabis products and lower potency hemp edibles is prohibited.

    This material is a summary of the above referenced amendments.  The full text of the Ordinance is  available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the Albany City Clerk/Administrator.

    This Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of Albany on July 19, 2023 and shall be effective upon publication.

/s/ Tom Kasner, Mayor      /s/ Heather Cruz, Deputy City Clerk

( S E A L )

This amendment was published in the Star Post on July 26, 2023.



ORDINANCE NO. 07-20-2023-1




    Whereas, Minnesota Session Laws Chapter 63 (2023) (the “Act”), regulating the adult use of cannabis was adopted by the State of Minnesota on May 30, 2023.

    Whereas, the Act established the Office of Cannabis Management.

    Whereas, the Act directs the Office of Cannabis Management to develop model ordinances for reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of the operation of a cannabis business.

    Whereas, the Act permits local authorities to adopt reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of the operation of a cannabis business.

    Whereas, the Office of Cannabis Management has yet to develop model ordinances for reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of the operation of a cannabis business.

    Whereas, the Act permits local authorities to adopt an interim ordinance prohibiting the establishment or operation of cannabis businesses for the purpose of protecting the planning process and the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens

    Now, Therefore, the City Council of the City of Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota hereby ordains:

Section 1.  The City Administrator, or her assignee(s) is authorized to conduct a study for the purpose of considering adoption of reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of the operation of cannabis businesses.

Section 2.  For the purpose of protecting the planning process and the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Melrose, the City Council declares a moratorium prohibiting the establishment or operation of cannabis businesses within the City of Melrose, Minnesota.

Section 3.  The moratorium shall begin on the effective date of this Ordinance and continue until January 1, 2025.  

Section 4.  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication according to law.

Adopted by the City Council on July 20, 2023.

/s/ Joe Finken - Mayor

City of Melrose

Attest: /s/ Patricia Haase 

City Clerk

Published in the Star Post on July 26, 2023.




ORDINANCE NO. 07-20-2023-3



    The following Official Summary of Melrose City Code Chapter 153: Zoning Regulations, Section 1300.  Regulation of Building Moves, Ordinance No. 07-20-2023-2 has been approved by the City Council of the City of Melrose, Minnesota, as clearly informing the public of the intent and effect of the Ordinance.

    Melrose City Code Chapter 153: Zoning Regulations, Section 1300.  Regulation of Building Moves, is hereby repealed, and in lieu of said section is substituted the following:

Section 1301    Moving Permit Required.  A person must not move, or cause to be moved, a building or structure, into, within, or out of the City without first obtaining a permit to do so.  Before a previously occupied building or structure may be moved into or within the City, a permit must be granted by the Council, following a public hearing and recommendation by the Commission.  If a manufactured/mobile home is moved into or within a designated manufactured/mobile home park, the Zoning Officer shall issue the permit.

Section 1302.    Building Requirements.  Buildings, structures, and manufactured/mobile homes which are moved into or within the City, must comply with the provisions of this Section, the City Zoning Ordinance, and the State Building Code.

Section 1303.    Moving Permit Application.  Applications for a moving must include all of the information described in the ordinance, including a certificate of occupancy from the City Building Official that the building, structure, or manufactured/mobile home meets the requirements of the State Building Code.

Section 1304.    Permit Issuance.  The Council or the Zoning Official may refuse to issue a moving permit if they find that the requirements of this ordinance have not been met.

Section 1305.    Supplemental Information.  At least ten business days before the actual move is to take place, the applicant must submit to the Zoning Officer:  (1) Confirmation of the proposed moving date and hours, (2) copy of the proposed building mover’s state license and an insurance certificate, (3) A signed statement from the applicant agreeing to secure the foundation, disconnect any utilities, and connect the building to its new foundation

Section 1306.    Building Moving Conditions.  The building mover must comply with all the conditions of this ordinance, including being responsible for all damage caused by the move, complying with all applicable state laws and local ordinances, and a obtaining certificate of occupancy or a satisfactory final inspection report from the City Building Official.

Section 1307.    Enforcement.  This Section will be will be enforced by the Zoning Officer, the Chief of Police, and authorized agents.

    A printed copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection by any person at the Office of the City Administrator.

    This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication of this Official Title and Summary.

    Adopted the City Council of the City of Melrose on July 20, 2023.

/s/ Joe Finken 


City of Melrose

ATTEST: /s/ Patricia Haase 

City Clerk



Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on July 19,  2023. Members present Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Ed Feia, Rob Knettel, and Pat Meier. Member absent: Sarah Binek. Also attending was: Superintendent Chris Swenson, Business Manager Garrity Gerber, Secondary Principal Kevin Beehler, Adm. Assistant Linda Zapzalka, and guest Carlena Johnson.

    Chair Feia called the meeting to order, the pledge was recited, and the amended agenda was approved. 

    The meeting continued with approval of the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from the June 21st School Board Meeting and Closed Meeting; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $460,837.42. Computer checks approved #54381 through #54538 and #30644 through #30687 in the amount of $24,177.24; approval of the electronic transfer for June 2023, $1,378,191.57; acknowledgement of the Treasurer’s Report balance per books $6,535,999.07; called for a Special Closed meeting to follow the  August 16, 2023 Regular Board Meeting; hired Genell Jackson, LeAnn Ostendorf, and Georgia Slatinski for additional Summer School Staff; approve lane change for Kyle VanOverbeke  from BS30 to MS10 Step 6 to be effective at the start of the 2023-2024 school year; accept the following donations: Casey’s Cash for Classrooms to Holdingford General Fund $10; Coborn’s Rewards to Elementary $165.74, HS $143.52; Lions Club to Environmental Resource $150.00; Fan Club to Musical $600 and PTA to Community Ed for Robotics $600. The Board thanked the Donors for their generosity!


    Superintendent Swenson gave an update on summer facility work. The gym painting is complete and the floor will be starting next week, the pool starting blocks have been replaced, other flooring replacements are in progress and the summer cleaning is going well. He introduced a Discipline Complaint Procedure that will need to be added to the Discipline Policy. Mr. Swenson explained as part of his goal to learn more about staff morale and retention he conducted a “Stay Survey” with staff. He presented the results of the survey to the Board. It indicated that for the most part staff enjoy the small school community atmosphere and typically only leave for career advancement or more money. Mr. Swenson informed the Board that he plans to add a Para Orientation for new staff similar to the Teacher Orientation Day and is looking at ways to recognize staff. 

    He reminded  those members on negotiation committees to check their availability for August. 

    Lastly Mr. Swenson addressed the gym mural controversy and the process that was used. He asked the Board for their thoughts. The Board agreed that the process was done professionally and the history is preserved nicely on the hallway mural. They understand that some folks aren’t happy and that is unfortunate however there are a lot of folks that love the new updated look as well. 

    Secondary Principal Kevin Beehler reported he is getting acquainted with things and is starting to meet students. He took part in interviewing and hiring the new Paras, he is looking forward to meeting the new staff at Orientation Day, the rest of the staff on Workshop Days, and students and families at Open House.

    Business Manager Garrity Gerber reported the Audit starts August 4th and he is busy preparing for it. He informed the Board that Health insurance bids are due July 26th and this is one thing the Teacher Union wanted prior to starting negotiations. Lastly Mr. Gerber reported to date twenty-five employees are participating in unemployment and that is about three fourths of those eligible. He won’t know the financial impact until he has more data.

Other agenda items at the July 19th, 2023 meeting included:

Business Items:

• Rescinded adding a Media Center And Tech Specialist teaching position. 

• Authorized adding a Grade V Ed Assistant Media Center/Tech Specialist position. 

• Mr. Swenson explained the Discipline Policy will be amended when the Discipline Procedure is added. Approved Policy 506 Student Discipline. 

• Approved Policy 515 Protection And Privacy Of Pupil Records and the revised Form 515 which includes some exceptions for release of student information. 

• Mr. Gerber explained the change to free meals and that there will still be a charge for a second entree and there must be a positive balance in their meal accounts to receive a second entree. Approved Policy 534 School Meals Policy. 

• The meeting continued with the first reading of Policy 620 Credit For Learning. Mr. Swenson explained the revision to strike the weighted grade provision which was in the current policy however it wasn’t being utilized.


• Accepted the resignation from Food Service Employee Linda Hartung effective.

• Accepted the resignation from Custodian Taylor Runge effective.

• Approved the request for FMLA Leave for Ellen VanOverbeke.

• Approved a request for Paternity Leave for Kyle VanOverbeke.

• Mr. Swenson introduced Carlena Johnson, a new Para being hired. Hired Carlena Johnson for an Elementary Para position. The Board welcomed Ms. Johnson!

• Hired Ashley Krueger for a Secondary Para position. 

• Hired Jessica Funk for an Elementary Para position. 

• Hired Thomas Fussy for a 5.75 hrs/day student session days Food Service Assistant position.

• Hired Karen Kostreba for a 5.75 hrs/day student session days Food Service Assistant position.

• Hired Katie Novitzki for a 5.75 hrs/day student session days Food Service Assistant position.

• Hired Rachel Roering for a 3 hrs/day student session days Food Service Assistant position. 

• Mr. Swenson explained the process used to fill this new position and recommended Jena Nelson. Hired Jena Nelson for the Media Center And Tech Specialist position at grade V of the Ed Assistant contract. 

A review of the upcoming meeting dates took place.

    The School Board Closed Meeting to follow this meeting is canceled.

    Work Session August 2, 2023 @ 6:00 PM in the HS Meeting Room.

    School Board Meeting August 16, 2023 @ 6:00 PM in the HS Meeting Room.

    School Board Closed Meeting following the August 16, 2023 Board Meeting.

    This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at http://www.isd738.org/school-board-meeting-agendasminutes.html.


The rest of the public notices published in Star Post 7/26/2023 edition can be viewed here: https://www.mnpublicnotice.com/(S(ozzlbne32r3lmuxdlqpwxj3d))/default.aspx


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