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Thursday, October 28,2010 Tdtt II i: ir&apos;J.=,,l : Do., 1 Tri-Coun News Kimball. MN .I.a ' liq3V t[& ll41.11. J[ ltC=K:; JL 0 ,,,,,,, ,,, ..... iii ' I I ]fl[]Plll, I II I ] Ill IllE I II I "t Are farmers exempt from speed limit laws? By Sgt. Kathy Pederson Minnesota State Patrol Dear Trooper Kathy: Are farm- ers exempt from speed limit laws? I thought you could get a ticket for driving too slow Can farmers drive on the highway? Aren't they sup- posed to drive on the shoulder? Trooper Kathy says: WHOPd Slow down! Here are your answers. There is a law about imped- ing traffic - FARMERS ARE NOT EXEMPT. If the motorist driving down the road is travelling less than the speed limit, he MUST give the vehicle(s) following, an opportu- nity to pass him. If there is oncom- ing traffic or you are traveling in a no-passing zone, there is no oppor- tunity for them to pass At this time, they must pull to the right and (by law) STOP to let the traffic go by. We do not allow for vehicles to drive down the shoulder of the road in Minnesota. I know it gets frustrat- ing but try to be patient. MN State Patrol asks motorists and farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season. Motorists traveling on Min- nesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equip- ment transporting crops to mar- kets, grain elevators and process- ing plants. "Record harvests are being pre- dicted this year," said Lt. Sean Mea- gher from the St. Cloud District State Patrol, "This means farm- ers will be making more trips than usual. Motorists need to be pre- pared to encounter these slow- moving farm vehicles, especially on rural, two-lane roads." Farm equip- ment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The machines also make wide turns and some- times cross over the center line. In addition, farm vehicles can create large blind spots, making it diffi- cult for operators to see approach- ing vehicles All of these factors can cause serious crashes. In 2009, there were 151 crashes on Minnesota roads involving farm vehicles, resulting in nine fatalities and 78 injuries; seven of the injuries were serious "The leading contributing crash factors in farm equipment/ vehicle crashes are inattention, speeding and unsafe passing," said Lt. Meagher. "When approaching farm equipment, motorists should slow down and use extreme cau- tion." Motorists should: Watch for debris dropped by trucks hauling crops and remem- ber, it is safer to brake or drive through debris than to veer into oncoming cars or off the road. Wait for a safe place to pass. Wear safety belts. Drive with headlights on at all times. Farm equipment operators should: Use lights and flashers to make equipment more visible. Use slow-moving vehicle emblems on equipment traveling less than 30 mph. Consider using a follow vehi- cle when moving equipment, espe- cially at night. If you have any questions regard- ing traffic safety and/or traffic laws, please e-mail her at <kathy.pederson@>. Sgt Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events which involve law enforcement. Farming and water quality issues By Gene Hugoson Agricultural Commissioner By now it seems everyone in the state has weighed in on "Trou- bled Waters," the controversial doc- entary about agriculture and ater quality that was funded in by the University of Minnesota. e many people have debated the accuracy and tone of the film itself, my biggest frustration is that the buzz around the film may rein- force a false message that Minne- sota has to choose between mod- em farming and the environment. This is not an either/or issue. Farmers are often the ones pushing for water quality solutions. Farmers work side-by-side with scientists to determine which farmIng practices result in the best conservation out- comes. "Troubled Waters" did offer a few examples of farmers work- ing on solutions, but the documen- tary barely scratched the surface of what is being done to make sure we can feed people and still pass along a healthy environment to our chil- dren and grandchildren. One excellent example of this is Discovery Farms Minnesota, a farmer-led effort to gather field- scale information on water quality impacts from a variety of farming systems across Minnesota. Discov- ery Farms Minnesota was launched in 2009 by the Minnesota Agricul- tural Water Resources Coalition (a group comprised of farm organi- zations and commodity groups) with the support of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension. The mission of Discovery Farms is to gather water quality informa- tion under real-world conditions, providing practical, credible, site- specific information to help farm- ers and others make water-quality management decisions. One of the real strengths of this initiative is its insight that in order to protect sur- face water quality, you need a solid scientific understanding of the rela- tionships between land manage- ment and water quality. This effort is one of many that are just getting established. Another example of farmers taking a lead on conservation is the Root River Partnership. The Root River Partnership includes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Coalition, the Nature Conservancy, Fillmore County, Monsanto, Soil and Water Conser- vation Districts, and the Minne- sota Department of Agriculture. The Root River Partnership has two goals: first, to scientifically docu- ment the relationship between nat- ural resources and specific agricul- tural production practices; and sec- ond, to implement "precision con- servation" to get the maximum conservation bang for the taxpayer buck. Often likened to precision agriculture, precision conservation seeks to greatly increase the effi- ciency of our investments in con- servation practices by demonstrat- ing which practices implemented in which locations will deliver the greatest benefit. These am just two notable exam- pies of the many ways farmers am working proactively to protect our soil and water. My hope going for- ward is that more policy makers and others working to protect the envi- ronment start to see farmers as allies instead of obstacles. Yes, there am always the bad actors in any industry, but most farmers get the importance of a healthy environment and we am eager to do our part. Opportunity to certify for short- call substitute teachers People who want to teach but don't have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substi- tute teachers under the Minne- sota Limited Short Call Substi- tute program. A four-year degree is required to qualify. Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that it has coordinated a two-day pro- gram Nov. 4 and 5, 2010, and again, Feb. 14 and 15, 2011, to prepare individuals to apply to become short-call substitute teachers. If there is enough interest, addi- tional programs may be planned. Under Minnesota law, lim- ited short call substitute teach- ers' licenses are granted only if teachers who hold regular teach- ing licenses are not available, or if a district is experiencing a hard- ship in securing a sufficient num- ber of regularly licensed teach- ers to meet the district's need for short-call substitute teachers. The district superintendent may request that a short call substi- tute license be granted to an indi- vidual who holds a baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by the regional association for the accreditation of colleges and secondary schools. Licensure is good for two years and must be renewed bi-annually. Training will cover topics such as the substitute teacher's role in the classroom and district, basics of classroom management and instruction, basics of child devel- opment, and communication skills. Registration for the training can be made by contacting Nicole Koll at Resource Training & Solu- tions, P.O. Box 1576, St. Cloud, MN 56302, phone (320) 255-3236 or toll-free (888) 447-7032, website <>. Legal Notice CITY ELECTION To the citizens of the City of Kim- ball, County of Steams, State of Min- nesota, who are qualified to vote: You are hereby notified that an election will be held at the Kimball City Hall, 1 Main St N on Nov. 2, 2010. The polls will be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Offices to be voted on are: Councilmember 4-year term Councilmember 4-year term Nicole Pilarski Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Oct. 14, 21, and 28, 2010. Legal Notice NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE Due to the General Election, the Kingston Township board is chang- ing their November 2 meeting to November 1, 2010, Monday at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kingston Community Cen- ter in Kingston. If you would like to be on the agenda, call 398-8400 Gall Schiefelbein. Gaff Schielbein, Clerk Kingston Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Oct. 21 and 28, 2010. Legal Notice NOTICE OF SNOW PLOWING KINGSTON TOWNSHIP Kingston Township board is looking for bids on snow plowing. Snow plowing will be at the Kings- ton Community Center parking lot and shoveling sidewalks with keeping doors cleared of snow. Also, all snow must be moved to the south side of the parking lot, not piled by the smaller build- ing to the north. Send all bids to Kingston Township 35359 732nd Avenue, Kimball MN 55353 by November 1, 2010. Any questions, call 3200-398-8400. Gail Schiefelbein / clerk Kingston Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Oct. 21 and 28, 2010. Legals also are available on-line at WWW. tricountynews.MN Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Date: September 9, 2010 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage described as follows: Date of Mortgage: November 17, 2007 Mortgagors: Charles L. Thomp- son and Stacy A. Thompson Mortgagee: M&I Bank FSB, a Federal savings bank, as assignee of Mortgage Electronic Registra- tion Systems, Inc. Date Recorded: April 29, 2008 Document No.: 1256644 Where Recorded: County Recorder of Stearns County, Min- nesota Mortgage ID No.: 726- 02009881583-72009 2. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was: $242,100.00 3. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, and no Mort- gagor has been released from lia- bility on the Mortgage. 4. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 5. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is: $256,511.84. 6. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Legal Description: LOT FIVE (5), IN BLOCK EIGHT (8) OF PAR- TIAL RE-ARRANGEMENT OF THE TOWNSITE OF SARTELL, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, ACCORD- ING TO THE PLAT AND SURVEY THEREOE NOW ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER IN AND FOR STEARNS COUNTY. PropertyAddress: 117 1st Ave N, Sartell, MN 56377 Parcel No(s): 92569800000 will be sold by the Sheriff of Stearns County, Minnesota, at public auction on November 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff's office, located at Law Enforcement Center, 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302, to pay the debt then secured by the Mort- gage and taxes on said land, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees, allowed by law. 7. 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. Each holder of a junior lien may redeem in the order and manner provided in Minnesota Statutes Section 582.32, Subd. 9, beginning after the expiration of Mortgagors' redemption period. 8. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGORS, THE MORTGAG- ORS' PERSONAL REPRESEN- TATIVES OR ASSIGNS MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMIN- ING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREM- ISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRI- CULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED 9. If the Mortgage is not rein- stated under Minnesota Statutes Section 580.30 or if the Mortgag- ors do not redeem under Minne- sota Statutes Section 580.23, the Mortgagors must vacate the prop- erty subject to the Mortgage by 11:59 p.m. on May2, 2011. GURSTEL CHARGO PA Attorneys for M&I Bank FSB, Mortgagee Marc L. Kruger (Atty. No. 58609) 6681 Country Club Drive Golden Valley, MN 55427 (763) 267-6700 60364.07 / 726-02009881583- 72009 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, and 21, 2010. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above Mortgage Foreclo- sure Sale has been postponed to November 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, located at Law Enforcement Center, 807 Courthouse Square, St. i Cloud, Minnesota 56302. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes Section 580.30 or if the Mortgagors do not redeem under Minnesota Stat- utes Section 580.23, the Mortgag- ors must vacate the property sub-. ject to the Mortgage by 11:59 p.m. on May 9, 2011. Dated: October 13, 2010 GURSTEL CHARGO PA Attorneys for M&I Bank FSB, Mortgagee( Marc L. Kruger (Atty. No. 58609) 6681 Country Club Drive Golden Valley, MN 55427 (763) 267-6700 60364.07 / 726-02009881583- 72009 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR  Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.