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Page 12 Le00tals 4 Government Thursday, March 28, 2013 Tri-County New [I]1 --. -ii. Legal Notice EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT DISTRICT 463 298 BROOKS STREET NORTH EDEN VALLEY, MN 55329 CALL FOR BIDS PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: Sealed proposals will be received for: Eden Valley & Watkins Elementary Phase II - Rebid 161 School Avenue South Watkins, MN 55389 in accordance with Construc- tion Documents prepared by David Leschak Architects, 14385 - 4th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447 and Dunham Associates of 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1100, Minneapolis, MN 55402. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Bid package scope includes mechan- ical upgrade and renovations. BASIS OF BIDS: Prime Bids will be received for labor and materi- als as outlined in the Work Scope Descriptions as described in Sec- tion 01 1215. BID DATE AND LOCATION: Sealed bids will be received at Eden Valley-Watkins Schools, District Office, 298 Brooks Street North, Eden Valley, MN 55329, then publicly opened and read aloud. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time, on Thursday, April 11th, 2013. BID SECURITY: Each bid shall be accompanied by Bid Secu- rity in form of certified check, cashier's check or bid bond in amount of five (5) percent of Base Bid submitted, made payable to Owner, as guarantee that Bidder will, if awarded, enter into Con- tract in accordance with Contract Documents and submitted Bid. EXAMINATION OF DOCU- MENTS: Drawings, Project Man- ual, and other Contract Docu- ments may be examined at the Office of the Construction Man- ager. TIME OF COMPLETION: Sub- stantial Completion-August 16th, 2013. PERFORMANCE AND PAY- MENT BONDS: Contractor shall provide Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of 100 per- cent of the Contract Sum. OWNER'S RIGHT TO REJECT BIDS: Owner reserves the right to reject a Bid which is in any way incomplete or irregular or to waive informalities or irregulari- ties in a Bid received, and accept a Bid, which in the Owner's judg- ment is in the Owner's best inter- ests. EXAMINATION OF DOCU- MENTS AND SITE: Examination of Documents: Bidders shall carefully examine entire contents of Contract Doc- uments prepared for the Work to become thoroughly familiar with all requirements. Examination of the Site: Bid- ders shall make arrangements with the Construction Manager to visit the project site to obtain first-hand knowledge of exist- ing conditions, including existing utilities and services, obstacles which may be encountered and all other conditions relative to the Work to be performed. Additional Compensation: Contractors shall not receive extra payments for conditions which can be determined by examining the site and the Con- tract Documents. Bids requested by: Eden-Val- leyWatkins Schools, Independent District 463 Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, March 28 and April 4, 2013. Local crime blotters Watkins man injured in car crash Thursday, March 21, at 7:28 a.m., the Meeker County Sher- iff's Office, Watkins Fire/Res- cue, Watkins Ambulance, Steams County Sheriff's Office, and the Kira- ball Police Department, responded to Meeker-Steams Street at the inter- section with 667th Avenue, in Forest Prairie Township, for a report of a per- sonal injury accident. Travis Donnay, 24 years old, from Watkins, was driv- ing a 2003 Dodge Stratus, eastbound on Meeker-Steams Street, when he col- lided into the rear of a Meeker County Highway plow track driven by Phillip Valiant, 58 years old, from Litchfield. Travis Donnay was taken by Wat- kins Ambiance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for his injuries. The MN State Patrol did also respond to do a required inspection on the plow truck involved in the accident. This crash is currently under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Kimball nurse sentenced Earlier Wednesday, March 20, in federal court, a 43-year-old Kimball nurse was sentenced for fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance, namely hydromorphone hydrochlo- ride, commonly sold as Dilaudid. United States District Court Judge Pat- rick J. Schiltz sentenced Blake Daniel Zenner to 24 months in federal prison on one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. In addition, Zenner was ordered to pay $340,000 in resti- tution. Zenner was charged on Sept. 4, 2012, and pleaded guilty on Sept. 26, 2012. Following Wednesday's sentencing, Dan Henson, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Food and Drag Administra- tion's Office of Criminal Investigations ("FDA-OCI,) Chicago Field Office, one of the federal investigative agen- cies in this case, said, "The defendant exhibited a blatant and heartless dis- regard for the patients he victimized. FDA-OCI is committed to investigating crimes like these that pose a significant threat to public health, and we com- mend the U.S. Attorney's Office for its prosecution of this matter." In his plea agreement, Zenner admitted that from November 2010 to March 8, 2011, he fraudulently acquired Dilaudid while working as a registered nurse at a hospital in St. Cloud. Zenner accessed hospital lockboxes and used syringes to remove hydromorphone hydrochloride from intravenous bags intended for hospital patients, on some occasions, he injected the intravenous bags with saline solution to replace the missing Dilaudid before retm-ning the bags to the lockboxes for patient use. As a result of Zenner's actions, approx- imately 25 hospital patients were infected with bacteria. This case was the result of an inves- tigation by FDA-OCI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney KimberlyA. Svendsen. Wright County Sheriff's Office March 18, Matthew Robert Woods, 23 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Sil- ver Creek Township on the charges of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation. March 19, Bryant Patrick Stuck 19. of Maple Lake, was arrested in Corinna Township on the charge of fifth-degree controlled substance violation. March 20, Raleigh Dean Marble, 19 of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford Township on a Wright County warrant for second degree DWI. March 20, David Alan Olson, 25 of St. Cloud, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of fifth-degree controlled substance violation. March 21, Lamar Louis Rhoden, 36 of Rockford, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. March 22, Edward Reuben Moeller, 49 of South Haven, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. March 23, Robert James Batzel, 27 of South Haven, was arrested in Annan- dale on the charge of second-degree DWI. March 23, Gaylan Keith Jennings, 51 of Annandale, was arrested in Annan- dale on the charge of third-degree DWI. March 23, Samuel Raymond Schaf- fer, 21 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County war- rant for probation violation. March 23, Justin Richard Corcoran, 25 of Clearwater, was arrested in Clear- water on the charges of third-degree DWI and open bottle. March 24, Eric Joseph Raisanen, 40 of Annandale, was arrested in Annan- dale on the charges of second-degree DWI and driving after cancellation inimical to public safety. There were 39 property-damage accidents, 2 personal-injury accidents, 4 hit-and-run accidents, and 7 car-deer accidents. There were 12 arrests for DWI, 2 school bus stop-arm violations, and 149 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday, March 24 5:25 am. the Sheriffs Office responded to assist the Steams County Sheriff's Office in delivering a message to an individual at a residence on 385th Street, Forest Prairie Township. Upon arrival the deputy checked the residence and found the individual was not home. 11:04 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a dog complaint at a residence in theWatkinsTrailer Park, Watkins. 12:34 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to animal complaint on County State Aid Highway 2, Forest Prai- rieTownship. Upon arrival ofthe deputy the dog was returned to its owner. 1:05 p.m. the Sheriffs  received a dog complaint at a residence on 617th Avenue, Manannah Township. 1:41 pan. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Stearns County:. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 6:49 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance, per the request of the Steams County Sheriffs Office, for a medical at a residence on County Road 150, Maine Prairie Town- ship. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Saturv. March 23 9:48 a.rrL the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at a residence on MN Highway 55, Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. The ambulance was canceled by the Steams County Sheriffs Office prior to arrival. Friday, March 22 8:07 am. the Sheriffs Office responded to a request to assist the public at a residence on County State Aid High- way 34, Forest Prairie Township. A dep- uty advised the party of their options. 3:59 p.rru the Sheriff's  dis- patched the Eden Valley Rescue Squad and Eden Valley Police to a property damage accident at the intersection of State Street South and Meeker Avenue West, Eden Valley. 6:30 p.n the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Eden Valley Rescue Squad and Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on County State Aid Highway 30, Manannah Town- ship. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 10:58 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a disturbance at the Red Goat Bar & Grill, CentralAve- nue North, City of Watkins. Upon arrival the deputies made contact with several individuals. They were able to mediate the situation and there were no further issues. Also responding to assist was the Eden Valley Police Department; how- ever, they were canceled prior to arrival Thursday, March 21 2:25 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted a resident on Church Street, Watkins, with a transport to Woodland Centers, Will- mar. 2:52 p.m. the Sheriffs Office  dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue andWatkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on State Street South, Eden Valley. One indi- vidual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 7:15 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received Legal Notice IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY This may affect your 2014 property taxes. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equal- ization for Luxemburg Township shall meet on April 12, 2013, at 10-10:30 a.m., in the St. Nicholas Church basement, 15909 Co Rd 21, Watkins. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdic- tion has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or clas- sification of your property is incor- rect, please contact your assessor's office to discuss your concerns. If you are Still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the val- uation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization. Lee Bautch, clerk Luxemburg Township March 21, 2013 Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, March 28, 2013. Property tax statements are in the mail Get tax statements by e-mail Property tax statements for taxes payable in 2013 are going out to Stearns County property owners. Statements will be marled early this week. Property owners who signed up to receive electronic tax state- ments should have received their statement by e-mall last week. It's not too late to sign up to receive tax statements and tax notices electronically. Steams County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels ald electronic state- ments not only save the County money on printing and marling costs, but provides better service to our residents. Electronic state- ments are much more convenient for our taxpayers. They'll get state- ments quicker, be able to store them easier electronically, and if they lose a statement we can send them a replacement copy without information regarding a possibly injured deer near a residence on 340th Street, Forest Prairie Township. The irdorma- fion was forwarded to the MN Depart- ment of Natural Resources for a possible huntingviolatiorL Wednesday, March 20 8:03 a.m. received a report of a pos- sible theft from Ugly Tom's Valley Quick Stop, Meeker Avenue West, Eden Valley. The deputy was canceled a short time later, as the issue had been taken care of. 1:50 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call reporting a property damage accident on County Road 2, Wat- kins, Steams County. The information was transferred to the Steams County Sheriffs Office.A deputy also assisted on the scene. 2:29 p.m. the Sheriffs  took a report of an individual under the influ- ence at a residence on County State Aid Highway 34, Forest Prairie Town- ship. One individual was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital. 3:58 p.r the Sheriffs Office took a report of a lost wallet in the area of Wal- ly's Car6 CentralAvenue North, Watkins. 6:35 p.rn. the Sheriffs Office assisted the public at a residence on Church Street, Watkins. An individual was advised of their options. Tuesday.March 19 8:34 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- any problem," said Schreifels. To sign up for electronic state- ments, go to the Steams County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us, there's a link in the blue box on the left side of the home page. Com- plete the online form and Steams County will begin e-mailing the information. Those who are reg- istered will receive their Truth-in- Taxation notice electronically as well as their property tax statement. Tax payments can also be made online on the Steams County web- site. In addition, residents can subscribe to receive tax due date reminders. First half of property taxes are due May 15, 2013 ........ More information can be found on the website or any tax ques- tions can be directed to the Steams County Auditor-Treasurer's office at (320) 656-3870. inllnlnll innl patched Watkins Ambulance for a motor vehicle rollover on MN Highway 15 in Steams County. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud HospitaL 1:42 p.m. the Sheriffs  took information on a lost wallet at Central Avenue North, Watkins. 7:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medi- cal at a residence on 145th Street, Maine Prairie Township, Steams County. The ambulance was canceled by the Steams County Sheriff's Office prior to arrival Monday, March 18 4:53 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call reporting a vehide in the ditch on MN Highway 15 and 300th Street, Kingston Township. The caller was  to the MN State PatroL A deputy assisted the State Patrol with traf- fic control while the vehicle was removed from the ditch. 8:44 p.rn. the Sheriff's Offr received the report of suspicions activity near the intersection of MN Hwy 24 and County State Aid Highway 27 in North Kingston TownshiF The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate anything suspi- dons. 9:52 p.m. the Sheriff's Office located a vehicle in the ditch on MN Highway 15 just north of County State Aid High- way 21 in Kingston Township. The vehi- dewas not aroadhazard. Statewide Minnesota Representation Steve Fields Attorney NJURED AT WORK? Lost Wages? Unpaid Bills? Can I Get Fired? FREE advice ' confidential Toll Free 1-888-212-6820 www.FieldsWorklnjury.com