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Permit (CUP) for Knife River Com- panies for mining and processing Legal Notice gravel and hauling gravel operation MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP at the Leslie Rose property located CHANGE OF MEETING DATE .in Section 9, TWP 122, Range 28 AND BOARD OF AUDIT of Fairhaven Township. The street The regular March monthly address is 4561 182nd Street, South meeting will be changed to Haven, MN 55382.This is located in Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. an Agricultural District A-80. This at the Kimball Area Fire and Rescue site will be used for construction of Hall, 300 N. Elm St., Kimball. state, county and township roads. The reason for this change is The-hours of the Gravel Pit will the regular meeting date is on be February through December- the day of township election and 24 hours and 7 days per week when annual meeting, in use. This COP is for three year After this meeting the Board of duration. Audit will follow. Ruth B. Johnson Terre Harff, Fairhaven Township Maine Prairie Clerk Zoning Administrator Published in the Tri-CountyPublished in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Feb. 17 and 24, News Thursdays, Feb. 24, and 2011. March 3, 2011. Legal Notice Maine Prairie Clerk. The clerk will NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING be at the polling place on Satur- AND day, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. ELECTION OF OFFICERS until noon, for those wishing to fill Notice is hereby given to the out an application and vote. qualified voters of Maine Prai- The Annual Meeting will com- rie Township, County of Stea- mence at 8:30 p.m. to conduct all rns, State of Minnesota, that the necessary business by law. Some Annual Election of Town Officers items on agenda: and Annual Town Meeting will be set Levy for 2012 held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. , Fire Contracts In case of inclement weather, the Road Projects meeting and election may be post- New Town Hall poned until the third Tuesday in The Annual Election and Meet- March. ing will be held at the Kimball Area The Election Poll hours will be Fire and Rescue Hall, 300 N Elm from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., at Street, Kimball, MN 55353. which time the voters will elect: Terre Harff 1 -- 3-year term Supervisor Clerk of Maine Prairie / B+0nt00 latlllat aDDli0ntisn+ lJUBli ll0fl iI1 [110 TTI+COI#IDJ can be obtained at the State of News Thursdays, Feb. 24, and MN Auditor's website or from the March3, 2011. Legal Notice One supervisor for a term of NOTICE OF ANNUAL three years MEETING AND ELECTION One treasurer for a term of two OF OFFICERS years NOTICE OF BOARD The Annual Meeting will com- OF CANVASS MEETING mence at 8:05 p.m. to conduct all Notice is hereby given to the necessary business prescribed by qualifiedv0ters 0fFairHavenT0wn- law. ship, County of Stearns, and State The Annual Election and Meet- of Minnesota, that the Annual Elec- ing will be held at the Fair Haven ti0n of Town Officers and Annum Topwn Hall. Meeting will be held on March 8, The Board of Canvass will meet 2011. In case of inclement weather, immediately following the annual the meeting and election may be meeting. postponed until the third Tuesday Leslie Rose on March 15, 2011. Fairhaven Township Clerk The election Poll hours will be Published in the Tri-County open from 12 noon to 8:0O p.m., at "News Thursdays, Feb. 24, and which time the voters will elect March 3, 2011. Legal Notice ter of the road, and his new build- FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP ing would be located at 46 feet from ZONING BOARD the center of the road. This building PUBLIC HEARING size is 300 square feet larger than MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 the size that is currently permit- 7:45 P.M. ted by Fairhaven Township Ordi- The Fairhaven Township Zon-nances. They will also be building ing Board will hold a public hearing a new patio home with an attached to consider a Variance for Thomas garage on these two lots and the and Kristy Harren, 19946 Beaver west side of Beaver Lake. Lake Road, Kimball, M1NL55353, in .This Variance is being sought Section 6, TWp 122, Range 28. Mr. according to Fairhaven Township and Mrs. Harren own Lot 3 and Zoning Ordinances ectlon 504 3 a Lot 4 of the Beaver Lake Park Addi- and Section 504 8. tion. They want to build a new Ruth B. Johnson accessory building 30 feet by 40 feet Fairhaven Township by 10 sidewalls. They need to have a Zoning Administrator Variance for the set back from Ben- Published in the "Tri-County ver Lake Road. Our Zoning Ordi- News Thursdays, Feb. 24, and nances call for 65 feet from the cen- March 3, 2011. Legais also are available on-line at WWW.tricountynews. Legal Notice Kimball Independent Kimball Area High School, 100 Independent School District School District #739 Highway 55 West, Kimball, Min- #739 is requesting proposals for P O Box 368 nesota. All proposals must be sub- school foodservice management Kimball, MN 55353 mitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on services. The Food Service Man- Independent School District Thursday, April 14, 2011. All pro- agement Company would provide#739 Board of Education reserves posals should be delivered in a management services accordingthe right to accept or reject any sealed envelope and addressed to to United States Department of and/or all proposals or to accept the Kimball Area Public Schools Agriculture (USDA) regulatio, ps the proposal that is in the best and be clearly marked: Food Ser- and guidelines and Minnesota interest of the school district. A vice Management Proposal. Department of Education guide- mandatory pre-bid meeting isPublished in the Tri-County lines. Food Service Management scheduled for Wednesday, March News Thursdays, Feb. 24, and Companies and/or their represen- 9, at 10:30 a.m. at March 3, 2011. tatives may submit proposals to: District Office Board Room, Legal Notice Meet & Confer, and the next Reg- Accept donation of $690 from REGHLARMEETING ular Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Kimball Sports Boosters toward UNOFFICIAL MINUTES . The Food Service contract will be the purchase of a new popcorn BOARD OF EDUCATION going out for bids this spring. Each machine FEBRUARY16/2011 member received certificate in The treasurer's report was IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 honor of Board Member Recogni- reviewed and discussed. KIMBALL, MN tion Week February 21-25. Stenger/Gagnon accepted The meeting was called to The Superintendent is propos- donation ofweightequipmentand order by member Helgeson ating a new fee structure for all-day platforms donated by Doug Joseph 6:00 p.m. with all members except every-day kindergarten tuition, and Rob Bryce.MC Zipoy and Stenger present. Mem- The proposed structure would set Dockery/Gagnon to accept the ber Stenger arrived at 6:07. The the full tuition at $150 per student letter of resignation for the pur- Pledge of Allegiance was said by per month with a sliding fee based pose of retirement received from allin attendance. on family income qualifications. Jerry Meyers, elementary custo- Gagnon/Schreiner approved Schreiner/Gagnon approved these dian, effective June 30, 2011, with the agenda as amended. MC new rates effective with round-up a huge amount of appreciation for The request for a third field for2011-2012 Kindergarten enroll- 41 years of dedicated service that trip by 4th grade was discussed, meat. MC could not have been easy! MC Schreiner/Dockery + approved The administration has been Gagnon/Stenger to approve the additional trip for 10-11 with working through a planning pro- track coaching assignments: Chris removal of the lunch and movie cess, trying to prioritize needs of Rossman-Assistant, Lisa Brown- components of the request. MC the district. At this time computer Jr. Hi. MC Celebrations included a great labs, media center desktop com- Stenger/Schreiner to approve winter sports season; elementary puters, the door access system, assistant speech coach assign- music program for grades 4-6; 194 a number of athletic items, and meat: Co-Assistants- Luke Nelson high school students on the A or B some roofing needs are the top and Amanda Kuseske. MC honor roll; local Spelling Bee win- priorities for the upcoming year. Stenger introduced the Resolu- ner Ted Zipoywith Caitlin O'Brien Mr. Tritabaugh will be out of tion Providing That School Board second and Hannah Hendrick-state February 18 through the General Elections Held After2009 son third; I Love To Read month is 23rd. Shall be Held in the Even-Num- going well with many activities at Committee reports included bered Years; Establishing a Transi- the elementary. Benton-Stearns Education District tion Plan. Seconded by Schreiner. Mr.WidveyreportedonStudent - Helgeson, Activities Commit- Roll CallVote: All voted in favor. Registration Guide for 2011-2012 tee - Helgeson. Member Stenger/ Helgeson shared results of the being brought to the March board Schreiner approved adding Dock- District Survey that hadbeen open meeting; the upcoming Project eryas athirdActivities Committee to various groups and individuals. Lead The Way grant providing for representative. MC The survey shall be opened up to ' ' ' m0re c0mmuni y h fSr a group of six math, science, and ~ommunlcatlons included a technology teachers to attend amemorial card and a thank you the board meets on March 15 at workshop to plan which courses card from the Frank Bernardy 5:30 for an additional planning will be made available to students family, session. through the grant funding, and Dockery/Stenger approved It was noted that Knowledge Maria Donnay has.received thethe listed bills in the amount of Bowl has the need for some equip- ExCELAwardfor2010-2011. $144,095.88. MC ment and supplies. The district Mr. Houseman gave an update Gagnon/Schreiner approved has Gifted and Talented funds on the Climb Theater bullying the consent agenda. MC The con- available for these needs. production; PIE has now made a sent agenda included: Dockery/Stenger to accept the donation to allow K-2 to also be a Approve minutes of January 19, Project Lead The Way grant. MC part of the activities for that day, 2011 Board Meeting This grant will provide $65,000 in givii,g all students K-6 the same Accept donation of $452.58 funds over a three-year period in opportunity. The MCAII test- from Wrestling Boosters (in July) the areas of Science and Techn01- ing is coming up soon with tutor- to cover their portion of the cheer- ogy. ing available for students. Kinder- leading program for the current Gagnon/Stenger to adjourn at garten Roundup i,s scheduled for school year 7:55 p.m. March 10th from 6-8 p.m. Con- Accept donation of $790.08 JodyGagnon, Clerk ferences were well attended with from Wrestling Boosters cover- (This is a summary of the min- 90-95 percent participation, ing the cost of transportation for utes of the School Board. To obtain Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed the Wrestling team to attend the a full copy of the official minutes, upcoming meetings: 2/18 - SEE, Frazee tournament in December contact the District Office at 398- 2/23 - Health & Safety, 3/16 - Accept donation of $400 from5585, or checkthe Districtwebsite Benton-Stearns Edhcation Dis- the 5th Grade Student Activity at) trict, Stearns County Family Ser- fund for the purchase of a Math Pu~olished in the Tri-County vices Collaborative, possible Scanner News Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011: Sesquicentennial Farm applications due April 1 the farm for 150 years or more. awarded to qualifying families, "Family" is defined as parents, along with an outdoor sign signi- grandparents, aunts, uncles, fying Sesquicentennial Farm rec- brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, ognition. Information on all Ses- first cousins and direct in-laws quicentennial Farm families will (father, mother, brother, sister,be available at the Minnesota daughter, son-in-law). Farm Bureau exhibit during the recognized: The Sesquicentennial Continuous residence on farm 2011 State Fair, Ausust 26 throush Farm program recognizes family is not required, but ownership Labor Day, Sept, 6, Minnesota Farm Bureau's Ses- quicentennial Farm program wilI honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicenten- nial Farm program began in 2008, more than 129 farms have been farms according to the following must be continuous. Applications are available by qualifications: The farm should consist of 50 writing Sesquicentennial Farms, The farm must be at least 150 or more acres, and currently be Minnesota Farm Bureau Federa- years old this year (2011) accord- involved in agricultural production, tion, P.O. Box 64370, St. Paul, MN ing to the abstract of title, land A commemorative certificate55164; e-mailing ; or calling (651) 768-2100. records, court file in registration Bureau Federation PresidentApplications are also available on proceedings or other authentic Kevin Paap, Minnesota Depart- our website, . land records. Please do not send ment of Agriculture Commis-Application deadline is April 1. originals or copies ofrec.ords, sioner Dave Frederickson and Previously recognized families Your family must have owned Governor Mark Dayton will be should not reapply.