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pczl "lrt Thursday, December 2, 2010 u glL.i. Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN ............ ii%N,'~ Legal Notice Environmental Services Office, Local accidents, crime blotter Saturd~ 4:15 a.m. the Sheriff's Office NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Com- mission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing, to consider a rezoning request submitted by Dave and ]ayne Lochen and Vic and Debo- rah Lochen, Kimball, MN to rezone approximately 2.5 acres from the Agricukural 40 (A-40) zoning dis- trict to the Industrial zoning dis- trict, in accordance with Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439. The property under consideration is part of the El/2 SWI/4, Section 11, lying northerly of County Road 8 and easterly of 91st Avenue, Maine Prairie Township (122129). Notice is further given that the above hearing will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the STEARNS COUNTY SERVICE CENTER, ROOM # 121, 3301 COUNTY ROAD 138, WAITE PARK, MINNESOTA. A copy of the proposed request is on file in the Stearns County County Administration Cen- ter, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota and can be viewed during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend said hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date, either in sup- port of or in opposition to the proposed request. Written testi- mony should be submitted to the Stearns County Environmen- tal Services Department, Admin- istration Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303. ]ohn Greer, Chair Stearns County Planning Commission Barrier Free Status: This meet- ing will be accessible to the hand- icapped. Attempts will be made to accommodate any other indi- vidual need for special services. Please call (320) 656-3613 early so arrangements can be made. Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Thefts of calves in Stearns Co., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office took three complaints involv- ing the theft of calves. The farm- ers reported that during the previ- ous night, someone had come onto their farm site and stolen the calves. The calves were in a barn or in calf hutches on the farm property. It appeared that someone had parked a distance away and walked up to the farm and carried the calves off. The calves were described as four Holstein bulls, one Holstein heifer, and one ]ersey heifer. The Sheriff's Office is investi- gating these thefts and is asking for anyone with information to call (320) 251-4240, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (320) 255-1301. Monday, Nov. 29, a Millwood Township resident reported the theft of the three Holstein heifer calves. The owner believes that the calves were stolen during the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 28. It appears that a vehicle was driven into the farm yard and someone took the three calves from their hutches. This is the fourth report of cattle thefts handled by the Sheriff's Office and involves the theft of nine calves. The Sheriff's Office is urging farmers Legals also are available on-line at to attempt to secure their livestock and be on the watch for unusual hap- w w w. t r i c o u n t y n e w s. penings. Anybody with information should contact the Sheriff's Office at (320) 251-4240, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (320) 255-1301. Legal Notice UNOFFICIAL MINUTES CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS MEETING NOVEMBER 10, 2010 - 7:00 PM AI~I'NIAP,,IDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL. AI N NIN L, MN Board Chairman Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7 p.m, Managers Bob Schiefel- bein, Mark Kampa, Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell, and Jerry Ris- berg were present. Others in atten- dance were Meeker County Com- missioner Wally Strand, Engi- neer Norm Wenck, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Fairhaven Township Chairman Bob Spoden, Harlan Fruend, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Adminis- trator Dennis Loewen. Motion #10-11-1: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda, All managers voted aye. Motion #10-11-2: Kampa, sec- onded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All managers voted aye. Motion #10-11-3 Risberg, sec- onded hy Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay bills. All managers voted aye. Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the assessments for Lake Augusta milfoil, Clear- water Lake milfoil, 1980 Project maintenance, and Project 06-1 maintenance. reported that the meeting with partners to review the draft CRWD Watershed Management Plan brought positive responses from those in attendance. Com- ments received at the meeting and submitted electronically will be reviewed and incorporated into the plan where appropriate, Motion #10-11-5: Froyen, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion that the CRWD Board of Manag- ers endorse recommendations two and three of the Wastewater Task Force that eliminates exist- ing exemptions from the inspec- tion and certification of subsur- face sewage treatment systems when a property is sold or trans- ferred to a family member or to a trust. Managers Froyen, Risberg, Kampa, and Brunsell voted aye. Manager Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion passed. Harlan Fruend, resident of Restawhile Shores, presented a printed serie of questions and requests on behalf of lim Vos- sen for the CRWD to review and respond. Mr. Fruend left the meeting at 7:57 p.m. Managers and Bob Spoden reviewed and commented on the questions and requests presented by Mr. Fruend. Mr. Spoden left the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Engineer Wenck presented a project petition for cleanout of the Lake Augusta Channel. The peti- tion has been reviewed by CRWD Motion #10-11-4: Schiefel- attorney, Stan Weinberger, and bein, seconded by Risberg, made deemed to be an acceptable peti- amotion to submit the assessment tion. roll to the appropriate county auditor. All managers voted aye. Engineer Wenck reviewed information regarding the outlet of Swartout Lake. Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that construc- tion of the Willow Creek Storm- water Initiative is nearing com- pletion. Mr. Loewen also indicated that 58 percent of the assessments have been prepaid. Administrator Anderson Motion #10-11-6: Froyen, sec- 0nded by Kampa, made a motion to accept the petition and follow the schedule of events in the peti- tion. All managers voted aye. Engineer Wenck presented and reviewed a technical memo that outlines the existing drainfield conditions for Clearwater Har- bor and Hidden River Wastewater Treatment Systems. Engineer Wenck distributed a memo from Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn of Wenck Associates, Inc. regarding grant opportunities for the CRWD. Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that he will con- tinue to pursue options for Phase It of the Willow Creek Stormwater Initiative. Motion 10-11-?: 3CIlielel- bein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize manager and staff attendance at the Min- nesota Association of Watershed District's annual conference. All managers voted aye. Motion #10-11-8: Froyen sec- onded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to cancel the Novem- ber 24, 2010, CRWD Work Session meeting. All managers voted aye. Administrator Anderson reported that the easement for the Cory Meierhofer weir installation has been sent to Mr. Meierhofer for his review and signature. Administrator Anderson informed the Board of a recent request by residents of the Plum Creek drainage area of their inter- est to be included in a watershed district. Residents of that area will attend the December 8, 2010, CRWD regular meeting. Motion #10-11-9: Froyen, sec- onded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize the appraiser's and engineer's reports for the Lake Augusta Channel cleanout proj- ect. All managers voted aye. Cole Loewen presented insur- ance documents for Board Chair- man Brunsell's signature. Motion #10-11-10: Schiefel- bein, seconded by Risberg made a motion to adjourn. All managers voted aye. These minutes are available at: . CRWD audit reports are avail- able at the Annandale Public Library Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Thanksgiving crash near Kingston A driver who was texting while south-bound on Hwy. 15 between the Hwy. 24 junction and Kings- ton veered into the oncoming lane and sideswiped an oncoming SUV at around 6:15 p.m. Thanksgiv- ing Day. Donavon Loehrer, 30 of St. Cloud, faces charges for texting while driving. The other driver, Robert Melin, 57 of Hutchinson, had minor facial injuries; neither driver was taken to the hospital, and there were no passengers. The highway was blocked for about 45 minutes after the accident. Burglary in Oak Township A residential burlary is being investigated as of Monday, Nov. 29, by Stearns County Deputies at 37976 County Road 11, north of Freeport. During the burglary, the homeowner's green 1995 Chevro- let Blazer SUV was also stolen. The SUV's license plate is 453 CJB. Note: If this vehicle is observed, the Sher- iff's Office warns, do not approach. Anyone with information on the burglary or theft of the Chev- rolet Blazer are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (320) 251-4240, or Crime Stoppers at (320) 255- 1301. Kimball Police Dept. Sunday, Nov. 28:7 p.m., two- vehicle car-deer accident. Alyssa Tranby, 20, was southbound on Hwy. 15 south of Kimball and hit a deer. Shanna Vandke, 33, was northbound on Hwy. 15 and also hit the deer; her car was towed away. ]oshua LeDoux, 22, was passing by and was issued a car- kill deer possession permit. Thursday, Nov. 18:11:37 a.m., a semi truck_drove off from Schmid- ty's without paying for $200 in fuel: the driver was stopped as he headed northbound on Hwy. 15. Tuesday, Nov. 16:11 p.m., offi- cer a~i~ted witll elderl~ woma~l who tell and hurt laer shoulder In her apartment in Kimball; Wat- kins Ambulance took her to the hospital. Monday, Nov. 15:5:52 p.m., burglar alarm at Kimball business (turned out to be employee error with alarm code). Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday, Nov. 28 1:13 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a theft report at a residence on Central Avenue North, Wat- kins. 11:23 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious indi- vidual on Cedar Avenue, Watkins. Upon arrival of the deputy, it was determined that everything was okay. 2:01 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Das- sel Fire for a chicken coup on fire on County State Aid Highway 27, Kimball. The building, with 12 chickens was lost. Damage is esti- mated at under $1,000. 3:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unsafe conditions occurring in the Wat- kins Trailer Court, Watkins. 5:14 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of unsafe con- ditions on MN Highway 15, Das- sel. A towing company was con- tacted to remove the vehicle from the roadway. 5:26 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unsafe conditions on MN Highway 15, Dassel. The animal was removed from the roadway. 5:58 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a driving complaint in the area of MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 27, Kimball. The deputies made con- tact with the driver who was given a warning. The deputies located a second vehicle whose driver was cited for unlawful passing in a no passing zone. took a report of a car/deer acci- dent in the area of 275th Street and 748th avenue, Dassel. 9:19 a.m. the Sheriffs Office advised an individual on a custody exchange on Service Road, Watkins. 12:04 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of an assault that occurred on 343rd Street, Watkins. 5:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a vulnerable adult at a residence on Church St., Watkins. Fridaz_N_ov. 29 4:05 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a car/deer accident on 650th Street and MN Highway 24, Litchfield. No injuries were reported. 8:11 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an injured deer com- plaint in the area of County State Aid Highway 4 and 255th Street, Dassel. The deputy arrived on the scene and put down the deer. A deer possession tag was issued. 10:39 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a driving complaint in the area of US Highway 12 and MN Highway 15, Dassel. Thursd~ 4:41 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a request to check the welfare of a stalled motorist on MN Highway 55, Watkins. The deputy checked the vehicle and it was not a road hazard and the driver was picked up prior to the arrival of the deputy. 6:08 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a truck pulling an auger that was south on MN Highway 4, Grove City that had pulled down a power line. The deputy remained on scene to assist Grove City Electric with traffic con- trol. The vehicle was laterdgcated in Kandiyohi County oh USoHighway 12 by the MN State Patrol. 6:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Kim- ball Rescue, Kimball Fire, Watkins Ambulance and the MN State Patrol to a r~port of a two vehicle personal and 330th Street, Kimball. Two indi- viduals were treated at the scene. 7:36 p.m. the Sheriff's Office checked on a stalled motorist on US Highway 12 and MN High- way 15, Dassel. The deputy waited with the individual until their ride arrived and the vehicle was removed from the roadway. Wednesday Nov. 24 12:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the St Patrol with a prop- erty damage accident on MN Highway 22, Eden Valley. There wer.e no injuries reported. 3:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report 6f unsafe condi- tions in the area of County State Aid Highway 17 and MN Highway 24, Watkins. The information was transferred to the MN St Patrol. 4:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call reporting a driving complaint north bound on MN Highway 15, Kimball. The call was transferred to the MN St Patrol. 5:08 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a custody issue at a residence on 645th Avenue, Wat- kins. The deputy advised the party of their options. Tuesday Nov. 23 10:41 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a property damage accident on 355th Street, Kimball. 12:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of theft from an address on Church Street in Watkins. A deputy responded and filed a report. 4:42 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted Eden Valley Police with a possible missing person. Upon the deputy's arrival the person had returned. MondayL_Nov. 22 9:16 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a request to assist the public at a residence on 362nd Street, Watkins. The deputy advised the party of their options.