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Page 8 Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The regular City Council meet- ing scheduled for July 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for July 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Furthermore, the meeting will be moved from Kimall City Hall to the Kimball Area Fire Hall located at 300 Elm St. N., as the City Hall has been rented out for that eve- ning. Nicole Pilarski Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, July 14, 2011. Legals also are available on-line at WWW. tricountynews.MN Le00tals Minn. Secretary F of State office B. La remains open The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State will continue to be open o n a regular basis, includ- ing in-person filings, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. This office was successful in its argument to the court that its ser- vices are mandated by the Minne- sota Constitution and are a right guaranteed to all citizens. The court rejected the arguments that this office should not be allowed to continue these services during the current partial state governmem shutdown. Up-to-date information about the Office of the Minnesota Secre- tary of State is available online at www.sos.state, .J2 iI MdL]iJII lUJflJlmllJ Legal Notice STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FILE NO. PR-11-4492 NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of KARLA J. BENTRUP, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on July 29, 2011, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud. Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instru- ment purporting to be the will of the Decedent, dated June 19, 2008, and codicil dated (none), and separate writing under Minn. Star. 524.2-513 ("Will"), and for the appointment of Tom Cogan, whose address is N6509 1323rd Street Prescott, WI 54021 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSU- PERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or at the hearing. If proper and if no objec- tions are filed, the personal repre- sentative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all nec- essary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (sub- ject to Minn. Star. 524.3-801) all creditors having-claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal repre- sentative or to the Court Adminis- trator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Mary B. Mahler 6-23-11, Judge Timothy Roberts 6-23-11 Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner ,Sheldon R. Brown YOUNG & BROWN, LLP 63 Oak Avenue South P.O. Box 859 Annandale, MN 55302 (320) 274-8221 (Telephone) (320) 274-3476 (Facsimile) Attorney License No.: 12154 Filed 6-23-11 Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, July 7 and 14, 2011. Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Date: lune 6, 2011 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage ,dated August 26, 2003, executed by Corron R. Baker and Pris- cilla A. Baker., husband and wife. as Mortgagors, to Liberty Sav- ings Bank, fsb, as llortgagee, and filed for record September 5, 2003, as Document No. 1078642, in the Office of the County Recorder of Stearns County, Minnesota. The land described in the Mortgage is not registered land. 2. The Mortgage has not been assigned. 3. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $102,200.00. 4. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof. 5. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the  debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgager and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 6. At the date of this Nol;ice the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is $95,754.07. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land located in Stearns County, Minnesota, described as follows: LOT 28, WEST RIVER ROAD ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT AND SURVEY THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER IN AND FOR STEA- RNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA will be sold by the County Sher- iff of Stearns County, Minne- sota, at public auction on July 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., tt the Stea- rns County Sheriff's Department, located at 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 8. To the best of Mortgagee's information, the property being foreclosed has a property address of 5507 - 398th Street, Rice, Minne- sota 56367 and has tax parcel iden- tification number 04.02490.0000. 9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagors or Mortgagors' personal representa- tives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. 10. The property must be vacated by , 11:59 p.m. on January 28, 2012, procided the Mortgagors have not reinstated the Mortgage under Minnesota Stat- utes, Section 580.30 or redeemed Government Thursday, july 14, 2011 Tri-Countv News Kimball, MN ire, drugs, accidents, stolen car; crime blotters 'n fire destroys barn in Eden :e Township Vlonday, July 11, at about 1  .m., Eden Valley Fire and Res- cu  responded to 24775 County Ro td 34 for a barn fire the was fu] y engulfed. The fire was dis- co Tered by the owners Anthony an :l Barbra Eull. The barn and farm machin- er that was stored inside was a toi fl loss. Stearns County Sher- iff; Office, Watkins Fire and Res- cu , and Paynesville Fire and Res- cu  assisted. The cause of the fire re1 rains under investigation. Sb len car, deceased driver 9n July I1, 2011, at 11:18 a.m. th( Meeker County Sheriff's Office ret )ived a report of a car that crashed in drainage ditch on MN Highway 4 d County State Aid Highway 7, CoSmos. Upon further investiga- fio the deceased driver was located ou|side of the vehicle near the drain- ag ditch, and the vehicle, a red 1996 Ch vrolet Corsica that was reported sto en out of Sibley County on July 9, 201 1. The name df the deceased is bei ]g held pending notifications and fur her investigation. The exact time of 1 ae crash and death are still under in )stigation. The vehicle was trav- eli g North on Minnesota Highway 4 v aen it left the roadway and tolled int the east drainage ditch. The vic- tin was ejected from the vehicle. The ac( dent is being investigated by the Mt aaesota State Patrol, and assisted by! the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Also responding to the scene we e: Cosmos Ambulance, Cosmos Fir and Rescue, and Gary's Towing. knyone who.may have any other in rmation about this incident is en uraged to contact the Meeker Co Jlty Sheriff's Office or the MN State Patrol. You may remain anon- ym Dus by calling the confidential tip lin at (320) 693-5411, or you may rel art through the internet by click- ing on the Sheriff at mr us, you may also text your tip at TIt 574 plus your message to CRIMES (27:637) Drt g charges in Darwin Meeker County Sheriff Jeff No lin announced Friday, July 8, ch rges against Micllael Ray Hug- get age 50 of Darwin, for felony the property under Minnesota Sta utes, Section 580.23. 1. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LA N FOR REDEMPTION BY THE M( RTGAGORS, THE MORTGAG- OR ;' PERSONAL REPRESEN- TA 'IVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE RE )UCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JU] rlCIAL ORDER IS ENTERED Ub DER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SEI :TION 582.032, DETERMIN- IN( AMONG OTHER THINGS, TH AT THE MORTGAGED PREM- ISE  ARE IMPROVED WITH A RE IDENTIAL DWELLING OF i LE', S THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE) NOff PROPERTY USED IN AGRI- CULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND AREABANDONED. HE PURPOSE OF THIS COM- MHNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. i LIBERTY SAVINGS BANK, FSB (s)Andrew J. Steil, #387048 " Rinke Noonan : Attorneys for Mortgagee 1015 West St. Germain, Suite 300 P.O. Box 1497 St. Cloud, MN 56302 (320) 251-6700 Our File No. 22118.041 Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays June 9, 16, 23, 30, July7 and 14, 2011. counts of fifth-degree drug posses- sion, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Nor- lin said these charges stem from an incident June 1, when Meeker County Sheriff's Office Deputies and the CEEVI Drug and Gang Task Force Agents executed a search warrant at 411 North 1st Street in Darwin, commonly known as the old lumber yard. During this search, deputies md agents found a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, other drug paraphernalia, and mul- tiple items with methamphetamine residue, including a scale. Sheriff Noflin said the Sheriff's Office had acted on information they received and worked with the CEE VI Drug and. Gang Task Force resulting in the search warrant. Huggett is not currently in jail, and his next court date has not yet been set. ATV crash in Collegeville Twp. Monday, July 11, at about 7 a.m., Stearns County Sheriff's office was dispatched with Avon Fire and Rescue, St. Joseph Police Dept., and Gold Cross Ambulance to an ATV crash with injuries. Charles Early Ward, age 40, of Cold Spring was eastbdund on County Road 51 on a 1999 Polaris 400 ATV when he made a sharp turn and rolled the ATV. Ward, an elk rancher, was trying to get an elk back into its enclosure after the storm when the accident occurred. Ward was treated at the scene by Avon Res- cue and taken to the St. Cloud Hos- ital ER by Gold Cross Ambulance." ssault/attempted murder arrest On July 5, 2011, at 1:58 p.m., investigators from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office along with the Hutchinson Police Department  arrested Kristopher Keith Litzau of Grove City, on an arrest warrant for second-degree attempted mur- der and multiple counts of second- degree assault at a motel in the City of Hutchinson. Litzau was hiding in the shower area of the motel room. This arrest stems from an incident on July 3, 2011, at 4:34 a.m., in Grove City. A deputy was responding to a noise complaint and while proceed- ing to the calL, dispatch was notified that there was a partyimthe yard with a handgun. Upon the deputy's arrival, the suspect, Kristopher Litzau, had fled the scene. According to multiple witnesses at the scene who know Lit- zau, including his ex-girlfriend, Lit- zau was at the residence in his vehi- cle, displayed a handgun described as a .45 caliber and commonlyknown as "the Judge" and repeatedly rammed an occupied vehicle at the residence. While doing this and driving in the yard at the residence, he drove over the feet of two victims who did not sustain serious injuries. Litzau then stopped his vehicle and fired one round in the direction of two victims from a distance of approximately 25 feet and left the scene. A round was later recovered at the scene approx- imately 8 feet away from where the victims were standing. A search was conducted with the Litchfield Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office assisting. Litzau's vehicle was located and impounded. An arrest warrant was issued later in "the day and an intensive search continued for Litzau. A lead led Meeker County Investigators to Hutchinson where he was arrested. Shortly after the arrest, Meeker County Investigators recovered the weapon used in this incident hidden in the ceiling of the basement at a residence in the City of Litchfield. Litzau is currently being held in the Meeker County Jail on the arrest warrant awaiting his first court appearance. Wright County Sheriff's Office On July 9, 2011 at 6:18 AM the , Wright County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle roll over accident near 2775 County Road 30 SW in Woodland Township. A 1997 Jeep 'Grand Cherokee was eastbound on County Road 30 when it went off road and struck a power pole. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, lason Eberhard, 37, of Winsted was pronounced dead at the scene. Eberhard was wearing.a seat belt at the time of the accident. Ridgeview Ambulance and Waverly Fire also responded to the scene. The accident remains under - investigation by the Wright County Sheriff's Office. There were 16 property-damage accidents, 3 personal-injury acci- dents, 4 hit-and-run accidents, and no car-deer accidents. There were 17 arrests for DWI, 2 underage consumption arrests, and 47 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations issued this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Monday. luly 11 1:15 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched EdenValley Fire, per the request of Stearns County, for a barn fire at a residence on County Rd. 34, Eden Valley. Also dispatched for mutual aid were the Watkins Fire Dept. and Paynesville Fire Dept. Sunday. luly 10 12:01 a.m. a Sheriff's Deputy observed juvenile trouble in the area of Central Avenue South, Wat- kins. The deputy warned the two individuals of curfew and assisted them back to their residence. 3:09 a.m. a Sheriff's Deputy came upon unsafe conditions on MN High- way 15, Kimball. The deputy removed the debris from the roadway. 6:10 a.m. a Sheriff's Deputy took a report of criminal damage to property inthe area of County Road 8 and MN Highway 55, Eden Valley. 6:27 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an animal complaint on 385th Street, Eden Valley. A dep- uty notified the owner and he cor- ralled the cattle. 8:34 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted with a property exchange on MN Highway 24, Kimball. 10:44 a.m the Sheriff's Office responded to an animal complaint on 150th Street, Litchfield. A dep- uty checked the area and the sheep were gone. o 3:04 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received information on juvenile trouble on Lake Ripfey, Litchfield. Meeker County Boat and Water assisted in" bringing back the swim raft to the swim area. 8:14 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Weather Spotters for a report of a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Damaging winds and heavy rain were observed through, out the county as well as reports of tree fires, downed trees and power lines. Also reported by Weather Spotters in the area of 310th Street, Grove City was a funnel touching down; no other property damage was reported. 10:28 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unsafe con- ditions at the intersection of 3rd Street North and Horace Ave. W., Das- sel. The deputy checked the area and found a downed power line. Excel Energy was contacted for repairs. 10:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a tree fire at a residence on 600th Avenue, Litchfield. The deputy checked the property and found that the tree appeared to have been struck by lightning and was not a hazard to any structures or property. Saturday. luly 9 8:22 a.m. the Sheriff's Office advised an individual of their options on harassment occurring on 330th Street, Watkins. 8:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request to check the wel- fare of an individual at a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. The deputy made contact with the residents and found all to be okay. 9:13 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up at a resi- dence on 700th Avenue, Kimball. The deputy made contact with the resi- dents and found all to be okay. Crime/To page 10