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Much of West Main Street to be Narrowed, Project Begins Soon by Dan Ruud construction costs and will also of West Main Street from WilBelle Plaine’s 2013 street and lower future maintenance ex- low Street to just west of Eagle utility improvement project is penses, while still providing for Street. From that point westward, walks exist only on the scheduled to begin soon and adequate on-street parking. this year, more than most years, This year’s project also in- west side. All existing walks residents will notice a signifi- cludes street reconstruction and will be removed and replaced. cant difference when the work utility improvements at Eagle The sidewalk on the north side is taking place and after it’s Street between Park Street and of West Main Street to Elk completed. Main Street and the 100 block Street will be completed. Curb cuts will be constructed for all That’s because highly-trav- of North Buffalo Street. eled West Main Street will be “The conditions of the exist- existing driveways and alleys. narrowed between downtown ing bituminous street surfaces Numerous other sanitary, waand The Lutheran Home. on Main and Eagle streets are termain and storm sewer imAccording to City Engineer characterized as poor and ex- provements will also take place Joe Duncan, the existing width hibit alligator cracking and throughout the project area. of that stretch of road (between raveling as well as areas of Duncan said the project could Willow and Buffalo streets) differential settlement,” states start within the next week, varies from approximately 50 the project report,” which was weather permitting. Some conto 65 feet, and will be reduced prepared by Bolton and Menk, struction equipment and many to the city’s state-aid standard the city’s engineering firm. road closure signs have already of 44 feet. The boulevards on “The public works department arrived in the project area. The both sides of the street will be expends significant resources work is expected to last about annually to rework, patch and three months. LeRoy Bentfield added some wood to the fire as he was among those cooking a batch of maple widened accordingly. From Market Street to Willow otherwise maintain the streets Chard Tiling and Excavating syrup Friday outside Harold Edberg’s building south of Highway 169. of Belle Plaine was awarded Street, part of which is in the in the project area.” central business district, angle The curb and gutter on Buffalo the contract with a low bid of parking exists on the south side Street will remain in place with $1,304,218, which was some of West Main Street, and there- only the street section being $196,000 (13 percent) below fore, the existing street width replaced as a function of wa- the city engineer’s estimate of termain replacement and storm $1,500,000 for construction there will remain the same. costs. An assessment public Duncan said narrowing the sewer construction. by Dan Ruud helping cook the first batch of up is ready to be strained and streets helped reduce this year’s Sidewalks exist on both sides hearing will be held this fall. Belle Plaine area maple syrup maple syrup of the season Fri- bottled. producers had to be patient this day morning on three wood- It normally takes 30 to 40 galspring, so much so that they had burning stoves outside Harold lons of sap to produce a gallon to flip the calender page from Edberg’s building south of of syrup. The amounts vary deMarch to April before they Highway 169 (behind Belle pending on the sugar content of could venture into the woods Plaine Animal Hospital). the sap, which is mostly water. and come out carrying buckets “We had a good day yester- The Belle Plaine group, full of sap. day (Thursday). We brought which consists mostly of retirAccording to LeRoy Bent- in about 180 gallons of sap,” ees, tapped over 200 trees this field, one of about a dozen Belle Bentfield said. year, each with a bucket hangPlaine area residents who has Basically, the process involves ing from the spout (spile). This made producing maple syrup boiling sap in a pan until it con- year’s sap began to flow signifihere a spring ritual, this year’s tains a high percentage of sugar. cantly on Thursday. The foreseason is “a good three weeks When the sap reaches a certain cast the rest this week, howevbehind schedule.” temperature (slightly above the er, calls for unseasonably cool Bentfield was among those boiling point of water), the syr- temperatures, especially today and Thursday when highs are forecast to be only in the 30s and dip into the 20s overnight. While March of last year is warmly remembered by many Minnesotans and other MidCindy Dikmen, chair of the westerners, the record-breaking Donations Being post-prom committee, said cash mildness wasn’t so sweet for prize donations are being maple syrup producers. That’s Sought for Prizes and sought for the post-prom party, because maple trees generate Belle Plaine High School will which will be held at Nickel- the most sap when cool (not Jeff Luskey (left) and Kurt Fossen are starting u4ic Brewing Company in the old creamery hold both its prom and post- odeon Universe in MOA. To freezing) days are followed building in Blakeley. They’ll start brewing root beer later this spring and beer in the sumprom party at Mall of America donate, contact her at 952-873- by freezing nights (normally mer. (MOA) in Bloomington on Sat- 5416 or by mail to 1025 South March). The weather was simChestnut Court, Belle Plaine, ply too warm for those two inurday, May 4. gredients to come together last Current plans are to hold prom MN 56011. and post-prom at MOA every Dikmen said there will also be year. other year. Belle Plaine’s first a need for chaperones at prom Edberg, one of the founding at that location was in 2011. and post-prom. Any percents members of the local maple When they were kids growing be done before the two open also want to offer their beer in The Grand March will be held who are interested in volunteer- syrup gang, described last year up in Jordan, Jeff Luskey and their taproom for samples and bottles and kegs at area liquor at 5 p.m. May 4 in the school’s ing should call her or come to a as the worst syrup season the Kurt Fossen knew their way sales of malted beverages, they stores. south gymnasium, after which post-prom parent meeting 7:30 around the remains of the old are excited and ready to get For Fossen, owner of a drySyrup p.m. April 17 at the BPHS comstudents will head to MOA. brewery there. Today, the long- started. wall company, the opportunity (continued on page 16) mons area. time friends and now business Their business partnership has to join Luskey is a result of a partners hope to be brewing up been fermenting for years. Lus- slow economy. “My business is success in Blakeley. key and Fossen started brew- slow right now,” he said. “I deThe pair has teamed up and ing beer in small quantities on cided to take a chance.” will soon be opening a 30-bar- their own since the late-1980s. Luskey works for Tennant rel brewhouse, u4ic – aka Eu- Their plan is to create 15 variet- Inc., the company that sells phoric Brewing Inc. – in about ies of ales – from light summer floor-cleaning equipment. He’s Sibley Aggregates owner Le- ect this summer. Construction approximately 40 feet below 8,000 square feet of leased brews to a dark imperial stout long eyed the brewing busiRoy Chard is asking Sibley could take place late this sum- the current elevation of county space within the old creamery -- that will be available later ness. Both men will keep their building along Scott County this summer once they receive County to relocate two county mer or in the fall at the earliest, roads 6 and 60. Brew roads and intersections adjacent said Sibley County Engineer Sibley Aggregates wants to Road 1 in Blakeley. And while the necessary OKs to brew beer there is still plenty of work to and operate a taproom. They (continued on page 16) to his mine in Faxon Township Darin Mielke said. lower the highways closer to so he can extract the aggregate “It depends on his schedule, elevation of the bottom of the from beneath the two roads. how busy his crews are,” said gravel pit. Relocating the highChard is asking the county re- Mielke said. ways to the northwest and north locate County Road 6 (Scenic Chard owns the mineral rights will improve the general safety Byway Road) from approxi- beneath county roads 6 and 60, of the road by eliminating the mately four-tenths of a mile Mielke said. He is currently steep slopes that currently exist northeast of the intersection working on preliminary plans adjacent to the rights-of-way, with County Road 5 (Faxon to determine the feasibility of Mielke said. Road) to a quarter mile south the road and intersection relo- The project, if it occurs, will of its intersection with 291st cation projects. require temporary closure of Avenue. He is also asking Sib- Chard’s company will pay all both county roads. Mielke said ley County to relocate County costs associated with the proj- the county and Chard are workRoad 60 (295th Avenue) from ects should it ultimately occur, ing on a staging plan that will its intersection with County Mielke said. minimize impact on the apRoad 6 (Scenic Byway Road) Sibley Aggregates operates a proximately 900 vehicles a day to approximately a half-mile large gravel pit north and east that use County Road 6 and 400 north of the County Road 6 in- of the intersection of county vehicles a day that use County tersection. roads 6 and 60. The gravel pit Road 60. The county board has already supplies concrete, bituminous, given Chard its OK to begin and aggregate materials for working on preliminary plans. many cities, counties, and local The board may consider final residents in the area. The lower Luskey and Fossen moved brewing equipment into the former creamery building in Blakeley plans and approve the proj- level of the gravel pit is located last weekend.

Local Maple Syrup Producers Finally Spring Into Action

Prom, Post-Prom to be Held at Mall of America

Area Men Hoping to Brew Plenty of Success in Blakeley

Chard Asks Sibley County to OK Relocating Roads, Intersections


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Sheila Vinkemeier was recently selected for a state honor for her behind-the-scenes work at Trinity Lutheran School. She’ll be among a group of volunteers at non-public schools honored in a ceremony at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in May.

B.P. Woman Wins State Honor for Volunteer Work at Trinity

She learned about the importance of volunteering from her mom. Today, Sheila Vinkemeier can’t imagine doing much else besides giving her time to Trinity Lutheran Church and School. The Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) recently named Vinkemeier the winner of its 2013 Behind-the-Scenes award. The MISF represents approximately 129 non-public schools in Minnesota. Daniel Whitney, Trinity Lutheran’s principal, nominated Vinkemeier for the award. She Was One of 30 applicants statewide. Vinkemeier will be honored in May at a dinner and presentation ceremony at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Vinkemeier was selected for the honor because “she fit the Behind-the-Scenes Award description so perfectly,� said Brenda Kappel, MISF’s director of membership and marketing. “She recognizes the quiet and

essential work of an individual who supports the school outside the classroom,� she said. “These individuals are truly humble servants who often go out of their way to make the school environments welcoming, friendly, and caring.� Whitney makes light of the notion Vinkemeier spends more time at the school than she does at her part-time job at Kingsway where she works on the facility’s wait staff. She spends so much time at the school that many frequent visitors don’t really know she’s a volunteer rather than a member of the staff. “My husband jokes that I’m a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t stay at home much,� she said. “My son (Beau, age 2) spends so much time here he thinks he’s a student here.� Vinkemeier is credited with many contributions to the school. She helped organize the school’s hot lunch program five years ago, a partnership with

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the Belle Plaine School District. The district’s food service provider makes the meals and delivers them to Trinity. Vinkemeier manages the accounts and even helps serve meals once a week. She even keeps a small supply of food on hand in case a student forgets to bring a lunch. Students won’t learn much if they are hungry, Vinkemeier said. She helps in the library, checking books in and out. When necessary, Vinkemeier helps students find materials on the library’s bookshelves or online they need for their schoolwork. “Working in the library, running a silent auction, and operating a hot lunch program all add so much value to Trinity School,� Whitney wrote in his letter nominating Vinkemeier.

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The Guest of Honor Belle Plaine’s Emma German was the guest of honor Sunday at the annual Roman Barten Memorial Benefit Breakfast in New Prague. About 1,200 people attended the event, which included a kids area, face painting and balloon creations. The daughter of Keriann and Chris German, Emma was diagnosed in 2010 with neuroblastoma, which had spread throughout her body. It relapsed last December. The breakfast is held annually in honor of the late Roman Barten an area resident who taught his 11 children to reach out to others. He died seven years ago of a cancerous brain tumor. Donations can be made out to “Emma German Benefit� and sent to State Bank of Belle Plaine, 201 Main Street W., Belle Plaine, MN 56011.

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Mark Themig, Three Rivers Park District’s general manager in Scott County, updated the town board on efforts to bring a regional park to the Blakeley Bluffs.

In Blakeley, Regional Park Plan Brings its Own Set of Concerns

Supervisors and residents in Blakeley Township alike recognize the natural splendor the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River Valley offer. But that doesn’t mean the township board sees Blakeley Bluffs Regional Park Reserve would be more desirable than transforming the land into high-end housing. While supervisors will not stop landowners within the boundaries of the 2,400-acre regional park from selling their property for park purposes, the town board isn’t turning cartwheels over the idea. Their concern is the long-term fiscal impact the proposed park could have on township property taxes and income. Mark Themig, Three Rivers Park District’s general manager in Scott County, updated the town board on efforts to bring a regional park to the Blakeley Bluffs at the board’s April meeting last Tuesday (April 2). He again stressed the county will only acquire land from willing sellers. It will not turn to unwelcomed use of eminent domain to acquire land for park purposes. Themig told the township, Scott County and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are talking with interested landowners who may want to sell their land. The six property owners in Blakeley Township have about 850 acres. Cumulatively, he said, they’ll cost several million dollars. Like the county, the state is also interested in land in Blakeley. The DNR is working on acquiring additional land for a wildlife management (WMA) just north of Highway 19. A possible purchase agreement could be ready for approval later this spring, Themig said. Funding to purchase the properties could come from the clean water, land and legacy amendment – an amendment that adds three-eighths of 1 percent sales tax until 2034 voters approved in 2008. An application for legacy money in 2013 is due at the Met Council by May 15. Applications for legacy money for 2014 open in July.

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The legacy funding comes through the Metropolitan Council. It will cover 75 percent of the acquisition costs with a required 25 percent local match. Of the five properties the county is interested in acquiring, four are in the Blakeley Bluffs area and the other is in DoyleKennefick Regional Park in Cedar Lake Township. Blakeley Township supervisors, for their part, are concerned the impact potential sales could deprive the township revenue it needs to fund road improvements. Nevertheless, Themig noted the properties wouldn’t leave the tax rolls until they lose their taxable status classification and used solely for public uses. That will not happen for several years, not until Scott County would be able to acquire enough contiguous parkland to open up the park reserve. For now, the county is acquiring land on a limited basis. The land acquired remains on the tax rolls, generating revenue for the township. For example, the 80-acre parcel and house on 250th Street acquired in 2011 for park purposes, with a homestead tax classification generated $771.81 in property taxes for the township. In 2012, with a non-homestead property tax classification, it generated almost $1,300 in property taxes. Supervisor John Busse said the taxpayers of Blakeley Township are helping to pay the cost of acquisition through the additional sales tax revenue voters approved four-plus years ago and are potentially facing lost tax revenue. “I mean to put all the cards on

the table so everybody knows it is a cost,� he said. Themig said willing sellers, available funding and the state would drive the rate of land acquisition and the opening of the regional park. Supervisor Robert Wagner and his fellow board members are concerned about “the long haul.� They are concerned about the impact to the township’s coffers when the land use changes solely to park purposes and increased traffic creates greater demands for roads. “We want to make sure the township and its residents are made whole,� Wagner said, noting that Blakeley is the poorest of Scott County’s 11 townships. Themig noted the roads serving the park district are primarily county roads. Roads within the district that belong to the township could become park roads if they serve more of a park function. Wagner wants the county to consider some form of relief for additional expenses Blakeley incurs for hosting the regional park. “You and I both know it’s not going to be people from Blakeley using this park. It’s going to be people from Minneapolis coming out here and using our roads for a day in the country,� he said. “We can have that conversation,� Themig said.

Correction

In a story in last week’s issue on Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto’s appeal for a salary increase, his salary was incorrectly listed as $132,750. His salary in 2013 is $131,840.

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Deaths

Steven W. Gutzmer Steven W. Gutzmer, 64, of St. Benedict, passed away suddenly Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. An informal gathering will take place on Tuesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 104 West First Street, Jordan. Full military honors will be provided by the Jordan Veterans Honor Guard. Steven Willard Gutzmer was born on February 8, 1949 in Red Wing, Minnesota to Willard and Delores (Winterfeldt) Gutzmer Haynes. He was the second of five children. His childhood years were spent in Excelsior, later to a farm in Wayzata and then Maple Plain where Steve was a graduate of Orono High School in 1967. Sports were a big part of high school for Steve, as he excelled in baseball and was voted Most Valuable Player in football. Steve married Judy (Molskness) in 1968. In 1970 Steve was drafted into the United States Army. Steve and Judy were stationed in Maryland before being transferred to Frankfurt, Germany. After his time in the service, they moved to Owatonna, Minnesota and they had a daughter, Tricia Lee, born March 11, 1973 and passed away May 6, 1973. On April 19, 1975, they had a son, Jeffrey Steven. Later that year, they

moved to Belle Plaine where he worked at FABCON in Savage and was a member of the Belle Plaine Fire Department. In the late 80s till early mid 90s, Steve was involved with the Branding Iron where later he moved to Jordan and worked for Dynafab/Kurt Manufacturing. Steve married Patricia Tagtow in 1996. In 1998 he left Kurt Manufacturing in Jordan to work up in Winsted at SJF Material handling. Beginning early in 2003, Steve went out on his own starting up his own company, SWG Automation Solutions. Pat and Steve shared 26 years together, residing for many of them between Jordan and New Prague in St. Benedict. Steve was a handyman and a do-it-yourself kind of guy willing to help anyone at any time. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, dancing and socializing. Sports were a big part of his life, as he followed the St. Benedict baseball team, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Golden Gophers and local high school teams. Forever loved, Steve will be deeply missed by his son, Jeffrey and Stacey Gutzmer of Jordan; grandchildren, Brandon, Aiden, Ty and Logan; and Jeff’s mother, Judy Gutzmer of Belle Plaine; Patricia Tagtow; stepchildren, Rhonda (Emil) Kraska of New Market, Chris Stangler of Owatonna, Kurt Stangler of Minneapolis, Candice (Eric) Menge of Shakopee; eight stepgrandchildren, Carmen, Katie, Stacey, Joseph, Derek, London, Tanner, Makayla; sisters, Georgette Kearin of Belle Plaine and Kathryn McCann of Minneapolis; and many other loving relatives and friends. Steve is preceded in death by his daughter, Tricia; parents, Willard and Delores (Winterfeldt) Gutzmer Haynes; step-father, Max Haynes; infant brothers, Jerry John and Stanley Lloyd; and brother-inlaw, Robert “Bob� Kearin. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Steve’s memory by the family.

Church News

Thomas Bigaouette Thomas Bigaouette, 84, of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his home. Services were held Monday, April 1 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Interment was at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City. Thomas was born May 1, 1928 to Sylvester and Clara (Barlage) Bigaouette. On April 18, 1951 he married Georgia Haynie. They were married 58 years. He served in the United State Army as a sergeant first class for 26 years. Tom was a faithful provider, father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Tom is survived by son, Thomas Jr. and wife, Karen of Moore; and daughter, Cheryl Wooten of Mustang, OK; five grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; brothers, Francis (Florence) of Arlington, Richard (Ardene) of Hamburg; sisters, Josephine Deutsch of Jordan, Myrtle Buesgens of Norwood, Irene (Harold) Castor of Belle Plaine and Ethel (Andy) Hervin of Waite Park, MN; sister-inlaw, Fran Bigaouette. He is preceded in death by wife, Georgia; daughter, Karen Bandy; sister, Marie Brazil; and brothers, Raymond and Jerry.

Trinity Lutheran Clothing Swap at OLP April 20 to Rededicate The fifth annual Community the Swap will be donated to Organ Sunday Clothing Swap will take place Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church (215 North Chestnut Street) in Belle Plaine. Members of the community have the opportunity to donate clothing, volunteer together and shop for items of clothing for only $1 a bag. You are asked to please go through your closets and consider sharing what you no longer need. The Swap is open to all – you do not need to donate in order to shop. Clothing can be dropped off and volunteers can help set up on Friday, April 19 from 3-7 p.m. All Proceeds from the Community Clothing Swap will go to the Belle Plaine Good Samaritan Fund, which helps individuals who are passing through our community and in need. Any items leftover after

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Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate its organ’s rededication on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Extensive upgrades have been made to the pipe organ throughout the past year by David Engen from Maplewood. The featured organist that day will be David Porth, an accomplished organist who is currently a student at Martin Luther College in New Ulm. The community is invited to this praise concert. Refreshments will be served after the service. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 500 West Church Street in Belle Plaine. Call Trinity Lutheran Church with any questions at 8736545.

Senior Dining Seniors 60 years and older are invited to join us for Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For dining reservations please call 952-873-6311 three days prior between the 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. weekdays. A contribution of $3.75 is requested for each meal. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Cardinal Ridge Apartments CAP Agency Senior Dining

Thursday, April 11 Swiss Steak w/Tomato Gravy, Baked Potato w/Marg., Scandinavian Blend Vegetables, Wheat Bread/Marg., Blonde Brownie Friday, April 12 Kielbasa & Sauerkraut OR: Beef Patty (both on bun w/ ketchup packet), Delmonico Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Peach Slices Monday, April 15 Tax Day! Cheeseburger on WW Bun, Oven Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, Pound Cake w/Lemon Topping RCD Pound Cake w/no topping Tuesday, April 16 Healthy Baked Fish w/Tartar Sauce OR: Herbed Chicken Breast, Rice Pilaf, Peas, Fresh Melon, Cherry Gelatin Wednesday, April 17 New Menu Item Beef Lo Mein w/Spring Vegetables Stir Fry Blend, Peach Slices, Wheat Pull-Apart Roll/ Marg., Sugar Cookie

Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church Belle Plaine Fr. Michael Kaluza 952-873-6564 Wednesday, April 10 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, April 11 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 6:30 p.m. Mass & CCW mtg Friday, April 12 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 – 6:30 p.m. Fatima Statue events Saturday, April 13 4:15 p.m. Mass Sunday, April 14 Third Sunday of Easter 8:00 am Mass 10:00 am Mass Tuesday, April 16 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, April 17 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, April 10 5:30 Meal 6:00 5th & 6th S.S. Thursday, April 11 7:00 Women’s Advisory Board Saturday, April 13 7:00 Weight Watchers Sunday, April 14 New Member Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 & 10:15 Worship 9:15 Sunday School Monday, April 15 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, April 16 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, April 17 5:30 Meal 6:00 Confirmation & 5th & 6th S.S. St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10:00 a.m. Mass Oratory of St. Thomas the Apostle - Jessenland Father Sam Perez 507-248-3550 Thursdays: Mass at 5 p.m. East Union Lutheran Church 15180 Cty. Rd. 40 Carver, MN 55315 952-448-3450 Sundays 9 a.m. Worship (Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays) 10 a.m. Fellowship Time & SS Holy Family Academy & Chapel Traditional Latin Mass 10679 182nd St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 (coordinator) Fr. Christopher Leith Sundays 2:15 p.m. Confessions 2:40 p.m. Rosary 3 p.m. Mass Academy Mass - call for times Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street Henderson, MN Pr. Diane Goulson 507-665-2932 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Wednesday, April 10 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Sunday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Educational Hour 9:30 a.m. Worship w/Communion Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Confirmation

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River Rock Church PO Box 184, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 www.riverrockchurch.com email: info@riverrockchurch. com Worshiping at BP Chatfield Elem. School @ 330 S. Market Street Ministry Center: 124 W. Main Street, BP (952) 873-5453 Lead Pastor Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (Please call for locations)

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Rev. Brigit Stevens 507-248-3594 (Office) Sunday, April 14 10:00 a.m. Worship 10:20 Sunday School (PreSchool6th)

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 500 West Church Street Belle Plaine, MN 952-873-6545 Pastor John C. Zeitler & John H. Meyer www.trinitybelleplaine.org Zion Lutheran Church & School Wednesday, April 10 14745 County Road 153 Spring Pastoral Conference in Cologne, MN 55322 Alexandria 952-466-3379 e-mail: brendathompsonzion@ 5 p.m. Combined Spelling Bee 6 p.m. Midweek Confirmation gmail.com Thursday, April 11 Pastor: Eric Zacharias 8:25 a.m. School Chapel Wednesday, April 10 11:15 a.m. MLC Ladies’ Auxiliary 7 p.m. Confirmation Class Meeting in Glencoe 7:30 Choir 6 p.m. Men’s Choir Practice Thursday, April 11 7 p.m. Budget Committee Meeting 1:15 a.m. Chapel at the Harbor 7 p.m. Midweek Worship Service Friday, April 12 Saturday, April 13 8:15 a.m. Chapel 8 a.m. LWMS Spring Rally in St. Saturday, April 14 Clair, MN 8:30 a.m. Bible Study Sunday, April 14 9:30 a.m. Worship/C 8 a.m. Adult Bible Study Monday, April 15 9 a.m. Worship Service (Usher Team 8:00 a.m. Voter’s Meeting 4/ Video: Schuette) PK-2 and Men’s Wednesday, April 17 Choir sing 7 p.m. Confirmation Class 10 a.m. Coffee Hour (Hosted by 7:30 p.m. Choir Preschool Families) 10:15 a.m. Sunday School West Union Lutheran Church 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study 15820 Market Ave. 11:30 a.m. Lutheran Girl Pioneers Cologne, MN 55315 Meeting Church: 952-466-5678 3 p.m. Organ Praise Concert westunion1@juno.com 6 p.m. Financial Peace University Pastor: Wolfgang Laudert 7 p.m. Adult Open Gym Basketball Wednesday, April 10 Monday, April 15 6:30 pm Confirmation 6:30 p.m. Elders Meeting 7 pm Choir 6:30 p.m. TLCWM Planning Thursday, April 11 Meeting 7 pm Sweet Hour of Prayer 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study at Saturday, April 13 Kingsway 7:30 am Men’s Group Finance Committee 11 am Hall reserved for Heather 7:30 p.m. Meeting Johnson shower Tuesday, April 16 Sunday, April 14 7 p.m. Council Meeting 9 am Worship 7 p.m. Trinity Knotters 10 am Sunday School 7 p.m. Women’s Spiritual R: Wayne Mortensen Enrichment P: Lowell Christiansen Wednesday, April 17 Monday, April 15 10 am Newsletter articles due to 6 p.m. Midweek Confirmation Amy First Presbyterian Church Wednesday, April 17 219 W. Main Street 1 pm 60+ Belle Plaine, MN 56011 6:30 pm Confirmation 952-873-2966 7 pm Choir Pastor Don Genereux www.fpcbelleplaine.org St. Joseph Catholic Church fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net 213 South 6th Street Inspirational Message Line Henderson, MN 56044 952-583-3302 507-248-3550 Wednesday, April 10th Weekday Mass: Tuesday, 1:00pm Bible Study Visitations Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14th Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Third Sunday of Easter Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 am Worship Service Wednesday, April 17th Tree of Life Church 1:00 pm Bible Study Visitations & Ministry Center 312 Water St. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-5277 OPEN HOUSE www.treeoflifechurch.info Senior Pastors: Joseph and Colleen Thunker 90th Birthday treeoflifejordan@yahoo.com Sundays 10 a.m. Contemporary Worship Childcare & Sunday School available Wednesdays 7 p.m. Youth Groups (Gr. 6-12)

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Scott SWCD Conservation Day April 19

Ney Nature Center to Plan for Future With Consulting Team

The Ney Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) board has announced an upcoming Peer Consult by the Association of Nature Center Administrators. “The Peer Consult is a real opportunity for the Ney Nature Center,” states Executive Director Becky Pollack. Three experienced nature center administrators will visit the Ney Nature Center April 11-14. As part of the visit, the team will meet with stakeholders, volunteers and staff. At the end of the visit, the team will make recommendations to the board. Specifically, the Peer Consult team is being asked to provide

feedback on ways for the Ney Nature Center to continue its growth and plan for the future. Interested individuals are asked to participate in the visit. The more input from our membership and our communities, the more productive the visit will be for the Ney Nature Center. For additional information contact Becky Pollack at 507-2483474 - info@neycenter.org, The Ney Nature Center is an Environmental Learning Center located within a 446-acre Le Sueur County Park, east of Henderson on the bluffs of the Minnesota River. The park is open daily to the public for hiking, bird watching, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

City-Wide Garage Sale April 19-20 Belle Plaine’s annual Spring City-Wide Garage Sale Days will take place Friday and Saturday (April 19-20). If you are interested in having your sale listed on the map, send your name, list of sale items, address and $10 to Diane Skelly, 111 South Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Fliers advertising the sales will be posted in local businesses. Maps will be available at www. belleplainemn.com. For more information, contact Diane Skelly at 952-873-2467.

noon at the Belle Plaine Police Department parking lot, 420 East Main Street. The event, sponsored by the city of Belle Plaine and Belle Plaine Lions Club, gives residents of the city of Belle Plaine and the townships of Belle Plaine, Blakeley and St. Lawrence an opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted clutter during these spring cleaning days. Recyclable items that will be accepted free of charge include glass, newspapers, scrap metal, aluminum, cardboard, plastic and bicycle frames (no tires). There is also a long list of fee Recycle and Cleanup items. For a complete list of items and fees, visit www.belDay April 27 Belle Plaine’s annual Recy- leplainemn.com. cle and Cleanup Day will take More information will be pubplace April 27 from 8 a.m. to lished in upcoming editions of the Herald.

Cologne Farmer’s Entry Wins Money to Promote Dairy The Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation can better promote agriculture in Carver County thanks to the support of local farmer, Michelle Hoen, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. Hoen selected the Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation to receive the $2,500 donation. The Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation will use the donation to continue to offer scholarships for the Carver County Dairy Princesses.

“I’m excited to see the Grow Communities donation go to a charity in the local community,” Hoen said. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties that have been declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) because of drought. In Minnesota, $297,500 is being given across 70 counties. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.

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Did you know that April is National Pecan Month? I did not realize this until I ran across it while reading last week. I tend to associate pecans with Thanksgiving or Christmas treats, normally in the form of pie or some type of bar or cookie. I went to our internet stations and found 16 pecan related recipes at www.southernliving.com. Another website that I have used before, www.allrecipes.com, offers one 1779 recipes with pecans as an ingredient. I am not inclined to try them all but they sure are interesting to look through. It was also interesting to read about the nutritional values of pecans. If you are not the internet surfing type of reader, we can offer our magazines and recipe books if you are inspired to do some April pecan related cooking.My reading inspired me to mess up my kitchen. I made a pecan pie. It is not entirely inventive but, you have to start somewhere. So now with 1778 left to try, I will offer you a chance to catch up. Come to the library, research some pecan recipes. Print out a couple that look interesting or check out a recipe book. We will be glad to help you get started. My reading about April history turned up a man that has been a minor hero to many of us over the years, Walter Hunt. On April 10, 1849, he patented an invention that we all have used. We know it as the “safety pin”. It is hard to think of a time when there were no safety pins, but there had to be a first one at some point. I did not spend much more than 10 or 15 minutes reading about this, but it was fun to learn something new. If you are a person that keeps busy, you might enjoy taking the occasional short break to read about something as trivial as a safety pin. It can take your mind from the worries and tensions that you may have. Reading can be fun in many different ways. Story-Time will be Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. StoryTime stories with “Library Stories” for the theme. Library Hours: Sunday & Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 1-8 p.m. Thursday 1-8 p.m Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Arrivals April 10, 2013 Reference: Investing for the Long Run: Strategies and Solutions to Help You Shape Up Your Personal Finances Morningstar N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide 2006-2013 Passenger Cars Light-Duty Trucks April 2013 Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2014 by Noah Fleisher Adult Non-Fiction: Investing for the Long Run: Strategies and Solutions to Help You Shape Up Your Personal Finances Morningstar Dream More celebrate the dreamer in you by Dolly Parton Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala A Higher Call an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the wartorn skies of World War II by Adam Makos Word Press the Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald Windows 8 straight to the pointCele inbeasy steps by Nick Vandome Windows 8 QuickSteps by Martin Matthews Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 extraordinary alternatives to everyday problem plants by Andrew Keys Deal with Your Debt free yourself from what you owe by Liz Weston Adult Fiction: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Bakker The Blue–Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die by Colin Cotteril Adult Paperback Fiction: Beguiling The Boss by Joan Hohl Young Adult Fiction: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver DVD: The Magic School Bus: Takes Flight Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Each year, the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) holds its annual tree order pickup and sale in April. This year, the event has been expanded to include a number of fun and educational conservation-related activities for the general public, along with a sale of extra seedlings and native seed mixes. You and your family are invited to the third annual Scott SWCD Conservation Day at the Scott County Fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township. It will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Customers who pre-ordered seedlings and native seed mixes may pick up their orders anytime during this event, and a variety of extra seedlings will also be sold in smaller bundles throughout the day. In addition, there will be short demonstrations and presentations on com-

posting, the secrets of planting wildflowers, the ease and color of rain gardens and environment-friendly lawn care repeated throughout the afternoon. Scott/Carver Master Gardeners from the University of Minnesota Extension Service will also be on hand to answer any tree or shrub questions. Guests will also be able to walk through a Soil Tunnel! Scott SWCD has invited Greenhead Turf Management, Marshwatch Farms, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Prairie Meadows Native Seed, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Scott Clean Water Education Program and Scott Watershed Management Organization to be part of Conservation Day. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Residents may also sign up for numerous door prizes

throughout the day, purchase seedlings, pick up literature and resources for water, soil and habitat conservation efforts in Scott County. For more information, visit www.scottswcd.org for more or call the Scott SWCD office in Jordan at 952-492-5425.

Test Your Drinking Water

Residents who want to check the nitrate levels in their drinking water from private wells have the opportunity to do so at Conservation Day. Just stop by the conservation booth to register for the 20-minute test and get the results a short time later. Activities, food and refreshments will be available during the wait time. For more information, contact Diane Hrabe at 952-492-5425 or dhrabe@co.scott.mn.us.

Belle Plaine Family Still Looking for Monte, Closure

Kathy and Ken Anderson would like to believe their beloved pet is still alive somehow, that somebody found him and took care of him. But they know better. Last Dec. 9, the couple best known for transforming their yard into “Nightmare on Buffalo Street,” saw their own bad dream begin when they returned home from vacation and found Monte, a 16-year-old Rat Terrier, had slipped out of the house while they were gone. They began a frantic search of the neighborhood. Besides his age, the little dog suffers a myriad of health problems that include seizures, arthritis and failing vision. The Andersons were preparing as a family to put their longtime friend out of his misery when the pain became too much for him. They had checked with their veterinarian on when the most humane time would be to end his life. “We know he didn’t have a lot of time left,” Kathy said. The Andersons purchased Monte from a pet store in Belle Plaine. The couple lived in Jordan at the time and moved here shortly thereafter. While the Andersons were on vacation, Monte’s routine would be to spend nights in his kennel. But through some level of miscommunication with the dog-sitter over the couple’s anticipated return time, he wasn’t kenneled that night.

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his small blue nylon harness. It has his name and the name of the veterinarian who cares for Monte. Kathy turned to Facebook and Web sites dedicated to finding lost dogs for help. They posts generated a few hits, some more believable than others. Just to be certain, they checked them all out. Though they believe there’s little chance Monte’s still alive, they’ve yet to throw out his medications. Not yet. A snowstorm would have made finding him all the more difficult. His age, cataracts and arthritis he suffered tells them the little dog probable didn’t go too far. They speculate he probably became confused after a time outside and alone. “He’s

really a home-body,” Ken said. “Monte never goes anywhere,” Kathy said. His light-colored coat and small size would have made it easy for his body to blend in with the surroundings. With the snow cover gone, they hope someone will find his body or some sign of him. Their granddaughter imagines he took cover beneath an evergreen and fell asleep. “The odd part is we haven’t heard a peep,” Ken said. “You’d think somebody would have seen something.” When Kathy or Ken drives through the neighborhood on their way to work or on an errand, they keep an eye out of some sign of Monte. If you see the little pooch or his collar, call Karen Anderson at (952) 456-2418. “We just want some closure,” she said.

Search Parties

While they were gone, Monte slipped out of the house through two doggy doors. When they discovered he was gone, the Andersons enlisted the aid of neighborhood children to search for Monte. The hunt produced no sign of him, not even

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Miscellaneous Waste Ж Car Load (minimum).......... $30 Ж Pickup/Trailer Load............$50+ Cash or Check only, please. No Hazardous Waste Accepted! Will Not Accept: Fluorescent Bulbs, Paint, Motor Oil/Filters, Chemicals

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Accepted at No Charge Recyclables • Glass • Newspapers • Aluminum • Cardboard • Plastic • Scrap Metal Note: Remove tires from bicycles

Compost • Leaves and grass clippings are accepted at the City compost site located on West State St./ Co. Road 6.

Epilepsy Foundation Collection • Clothing • Shoes • Games & toys • Lamps • Curtains • Linens • Knick knacks • Tools • Bicycles

Document Shredding Services Available Document shredding service will be available this year. Individuals and business owners can bring their documents for shredding to the Recycle & Clean Up Day Event. Now is the time to dispose of old canceled checks, bank statements, tax returns and other obsolete personal documents. Cintas Document Management will provide an on-site secure, professional commercial-grade shredder. Cost will be $5 for contents of a file cabinet drawer, an average household bin, or 25 lbs of documents. Sponsored by The Belle Plaine Lions Club & City of Belle Plaine.


WEDNESDAY, april 10, 2013

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Confirmation Day Pictured at Confirmation Day of 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine are back row, from left, Julie Krueger, Randy Stender, Jason Swenson, Principal Melville Schultz, Pastor LaVern Holz, Scott Schmidt and Kay Holz. In the middle row are Tammy Carlson, Jenny Kerkow, Amy Manthe and Brenda Bessel. In the front are Sheila Mueller, Lisa Mathwig, Bret Krick, Donald Tiegs and Stacy Savelkoul. The Scott County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to give the go-ahead for plans to construct a new $2.3 million third-floor addition to the county courthouse, with construction possibly beginning that summer. A portion of the money would come from federal revenue sharing funds, which was expected to be $594,469. The remaining amount ($1.5 million-plus) would come from the county’s general government fund. At a public hearing the previous week, a number of county residents voiced their opposition to spend $2.3 million at this time. Belle Plaine parks and recreation facilities would be considerably updated that year thanks to the hefty donation that Monday evening of funds from the chamber of commerce. A total of $17,000 was allocated, with $5,000 going for a new park shelter, $5,000 for softball lights and $7,000 for new baseball-football lights. The donations emptied the Bar-B-Q Days and Baseball Tournament funds. The park shelter would be the third for the south park and would be used as a bingo stand for Bar-B-Q Days. The old bingo stand, which was erected each year, was falling apart and the committee felt it was becoming dangerous to use. The new facility would provide another park shelter year round. A lone male entered the APCO gas station two miles east of Belle Plaine, displaying a long barrel revolver and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash. Just a month after the Irish celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, those of German heritage were being given a special day. German Day would be celebrated that coming Saturday with a German band playing on the streets and in bars from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. A number of special events were planned by some bar owners, including a sauerkraut eating contest and special German dishes being served all day. Both Krant’s and D & R were advertising live music Saturday evening. The Belle Plaine High School baseball team opened the 1983 season with a 9-2 victory over Jordan. Bryan Koepp started on the mound for the Tigers,

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followed by relief appearances from Jeff Fogarty and Jeff Miller. Dave Harms drove in three runs for Belle Plaine. The Tiger softball team topped Jordan 9-1 in its season opener. Brenda Schultz pitched the distance for Belle Plaine. The BPHS boys’ and girls’ track teams got the season underway by both finishing fourth at the Minnesota River Conference Indoor Meet in Mankato. In the boys’ meet, Belle Plaine’s Jeff Siegle finished first in the pole vault with a height of 11-6. Also victorious was the medley relay team of Dennis Lehman, Dan Lehman, Eric Lockrem and Joe Dvorak. In the girls’ meet, Laurie Wolpern won the 400 dash. The Tigers’ other first place was turned in by the 1,600 relay foursome of Laura Riesgraf, Molly Daly, Susie Buszmann and Wolpern.

60 Years Ago (1953)

The car of Mrs. George Peltz of Belle Plaine collided headon with V.V. Lindgren’s vehicle of Winnebago. It happened near the Roy Chard farm three miles east of Belle Plaine on Highway 169. Mrs. Peltz was hospitalized. Miss Nellie Mae Schiegel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schiegel of Blakeley, and Eldon R. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jones of Ottawa, were married at the Le Sueur Methodist Church. The weather picture changed radically. Heavy rain in the early morning changed to wet snow and the ground had a temporary covering of white. A cold north wind had made this area forget all about spring. Belle Plaine was host to the District 13 instrumental solo and ensemble contest. Winners of “A� ratings were Irene Stier, Joe Keating, Karen Purinton, David Anderson, Carol Miller, Judy Lehman, Beverly Ploetz, Mary Stoppelmann, Marelyn Wolter and LaVerna Schultz. The marriage of Miss Lorraine Keup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Keup, to Lloyd Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schultz, took place in the sacristy of Sacred Heart Church. Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Almich were surprised by relatives and

friends on their 32nd wedding anniversary. It was also Hermie Laabs’ birthday. A group of friends and relatives surprised Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Schultz on their 30th wedding anniversary. Robert Weldon purchased from Mrs. Wm. Panning the 120-acre former Hespenheide homestead in Blakeley Township. A ground-breaking ceremony for the new church and school building for the Zion Lutheran congregation of Benton Township was carried out, bringing the first step in the realization of a dream of long standing. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schmidt and children left by truck, motor car and trailer for their new home in San Diego, Calif. Their residence property in Belle Plaine was sold to Fred Brenke of Jordan. The Brenkes, formerly of Belle Plaine, would move back here. “We Shook the Family Tree,� a comedy in three acts, was being presented by the senior class of Belle Plaine. Included in the cast were Elizabeth Daly, Margaret Albrecht, Don Stier, Sue McCourtney, Don Dahlke, Tom Bailey, Merlyn Buesgens, Luelle Kruschke, Gerry O’Brien, Joey Keating, Wayne Hagerman, Eileen O’Connor and George Herrmann. Harold Albrecht was director. Mrs. Olaf Johnson, nee Maude Bowler, died at a Minneapolis hospital and her remains were brought to Belle Plaine for burial. She was 78 years old. Elta Marie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Smith of near Lewisville, Minn., and Donald O’ Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson of West Union, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents. Lee Lynch brought honors to Belle Plaine High School when he took first place in the regional speech tournament at Milaca. This honor sent him to the state meet. Belle Plaine moved one step closer to completing its baseball roster with the signing of Peter Kramer. While capable of doing some relief pitching, Kramer was considered an outfielder.

90 Years Ago (1923)

Road draggers were commended for fine work in putting roads into travel condition. A loss of $100 in cured meats

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occurred when the smokehouse on the J.O. Carlson farm in St. Lawrence burned. The Macalester College Glee Club gave a concert at the movie theater under the auspices of the local Presbyterian Church. Wet weather was making seeding a problem. It was predicted most of the seeding would be pushed back to the end of the month. At St. John’s Lutheran Church took place the marriage of Miss Mayme Keup of Belle Plaine and Adolph Schroeder of Shakopee. Miss Lena Schroeder and Fred Keup were the attendants. M. Bayne sold his farm of 40 acres near St. Thomas to Edward Heintz for $6,000. Verna Meierbachtol, daughter of the Rev. Fred Meierbachtol, was married in St. Paul to Harold D. Van Krevelen, the bride’s father being the officiating clergyman. Mrs. Margaret Feider, Belle Plaine’s oldest resident, died in her 91st year. She was a resident of Belle Plaine for 31 years, the family coming from Wisconsin. A home-talent play called “Whose Little Bride Are You� was given at Dooley Hall. In the cast were A.A. Ahmann, George Vancore, J.E. Schmitt, P.J. Backes, Ronald Effertz, Grace Schoell, Laura Druke, Mrs. Elwin Bromaghim, Mrs. A.A. Mohrbacher and Mrs. J.S. Effertz. A legislative committee found the state’s system of selling school and other state lands to be “reeking with fraud and the state robbed of millions of dollars.� The marriage of Edward Schultz of Belle Plaine and Miss Mildred Braun of Tyrone Township took place at the Dresselville Church. Miss Luella Braun and Paul Dahn were the attendants. The couple established their home on the groom’s farm north of Belle Plaine. Frank Nicolin, Jordan’s leading citizen in earlier days, died in Los Angeles at age 90, and his remains were brought back to his old home for burial. He was a king-pin in the milling and mercantile industry of this area during his prime. Mrs. John Holste died at her home in Blakeley Township at the age of 68. Funeral services and burial took place at Le Sueur.

120 Years Ago (1893)

The boys were hauling strings of big fish up from the river. Milton Dairy Co. was paying farmers 96 cents per hundred pounds of milk at their Belle Plaine station, farmers being allowed to skim milk to take home. Local people were being hit by the enlarged picture deal. The enlargement was free, but when it came with frame there was a bill of six to eight dollars for the frame. The season’s sports, locally, concerned horse racing. The speed of various local nags created rivalry and betting.

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hours. Funds raised will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Carver County Chapter 30085, Carver-Hennepin County Chapter 30102 and Southern-Dakota-Scott County Chapter 30104. The alliance’s new-and-improved Web site --- www. southernvalleyalliance.org -features information about the fund-raiser as well as training opportunities and the work SVABW performs in the area. It also contains a link to Facebook.

Noteables Preparing for Concert April 21

Members of the Noteables are rehearsing for their upcoming concert, “An Afternoon at the Movies.� Formed in 2006, the Notables include 60 singers from Belle Plaine, Le Sueur, Henderson, Le Center, Edina and St. Peter. Gordon Gregersen, former Le Sueur-Henderson High School vocal music teacher, directs the group. The concert is set for April 21, 4 p.m., at Le Sueur-Henderson High School/Middle School Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The program will feature songs from Broadway-turned-movie hits like “Singin’ in the Rain� and “Phantom of the Opera.� The concert will also include nostalgia tunes like “Summertime,� the Gershwin favorite, “As Time Goes By� from the film, “Casablanca.� The Notables will also perform the popular tune, “Pink Panther� and “Dancing Queen� from the Movie, “Mamma Mia.� Refreshments will be served after the concert.

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Next Week Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota

Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 15-19 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Included during the week will be a simulated tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for Minnesota counties at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Businesses, schools and local and state agencies are encouraged to use this warning as a time to review emergency procedures. At 6:55 p.m. the National Weather Service will issue a second simulated tornado warning. The second drill is issued to allow families to practice their emergency plan at home. The threat posed by a severe weather event can cause sig-

nificant harm to individuals and their property. Since 2000, disasters have claimed the lives of 21 Minnesotans and caused more than $373 million in federally declared damages. According to National Weather Service data, tornadoes have occurred in all 87 Minnesota counties at some time during the past 60 years. Scott County has experienced 13 tornadoes since 1950, including one last year. “Every family and business should take this opportunity to put weather emergency plans into action,� says Chris Weldon, Emergency Management director. “Tornados follow no pattern, and dangerous thunderstorms are common in Minnesota. There’s no substitute for practice when the real thing comes along.�

St. Thomas The next scheduled mass at St. Thomas is Sunday, April 21 at 9 a.m. with Father James Burns.                              The mass schedule at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur will be celebrated Saturday, April 13 at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10:30 a. m. with Father George Grafsky. Hattie Tuck was one of 15 students to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion from Father Grafsky on Sunday, at 10:30 Mass at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur. Hattie, the daughter of Eric and Brigid Doherty Tuck, and granddaughter of Joe and Ellie, is growing up with siblings Caroline and Henry on the Matthew Doherty Farm, west of St. Thomas. Elijah Shouts, son of Nicholas and Sarah Devine Shouts ,was among 34 communicants receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Grandmother Annette Kinkeade and fiancÊ Ed Rasmussen, celebrated along with Pat and Arlene Finn of Eden Praire, Mary Francis Devine and her family of Le Sueur, were among those who attended. A reception followed at the Shouts home in Mankato. Rita Halloran, daughter of Bruce and Cathy, was coordinator for the 1st annual Keystone 5K Walk/Run Aging Healthy of

2013 in Prior Lake on Saturday. Taking first place was Holly Oak Schmitz, whose folks are Andy and Barb. Second place went to Annie Connelly, Jim and Corrine’s. Ellen Halloran Bartyzal, who is also Bruce and Cathy’s, came in at a close fourth.  Some of the residents walked the entire distance.Being this year’s walk/run was such a success Rita plans on making next year’s event a walk/run/roll event. Alicia Pevic of Minneapolis and her dad, Francis Pevic of Henderson, were dinner guests at Katie Pevic’s home in St. Peter on Sunday. Fran Tiegs and Corrine Connelly attended the Bridal Shower of Casie Meyer on Sunday, April 7 at the Community Center in Henderson. Casie will become the bride of Bob Graham, Denny and Sharon’s lad, in May. Jodi Vlasak Baumgard, and her children Andy and Anna of Buffalo, visited their “Little Grandma� Burns in Le Sueur on Sunday. They also enjoyed the Meyer/Graham Bridal Shower in Henderson. Dan and Lisa Burns drove  to Fargo, North Dakota and spent the weekend with their son, David, who is attending college and working part-time there. Dan says, “It’s colder and there’s a lot more snow up there. Aaron and Deb Halloran will celebrate their 16th Wedding Anniversary on the 6 of April.

Scott County partners with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the National Weather Service and various state agencies to present comprehensive life-saving information on its Web site and through social media, sharing information on a different severe weather topic each day. Minnesota HSEM, along with the National Weather Service, sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week annually to promote weather knowledge and planning. Its Web site -- www. severeweather.state.mn.us -contains tornado safety information along with instructions on surviving thunderstorms, hail, straight-line winds, heat waves, floods and lightning. Links to the National Weather Service and the Red Cross provide fascinating weather facts and a variety of downloadable resources for families, teachers and children. For local resources, contact Weldon at (952) 496-8181 or go to www.co.scott.mn.us

Sunday, April 14, the Belle Plaine Rotary Club is hosting a pancake breakfast at the Belle Plaine Vets Club from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Belle Plaine Food Shelf. The breakfast is a free-will donation with a suggested $7 per plate donation. The Belle Plaine Rotary Club is a strong supporter of the Belle Plaine Food Shelf since its doors opened. Last February, the club donated over $11,000 in refrigerator and freezer equipment to the food shelf. The local club raised the initial $5,600 for this donation with assistance from fellow clubs in Rotary District 5960. The district’s grants program then matched those donations for the final donation of $11,200. In additional to international projects, the Belle Plaine club has provided funds to the food shelf, provided scholarships

Union Hill St. John’s Catholic Church Father Dave Barrett & Deacon Bob Wagner Saturday Evening Mass at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Mass; Confessions at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, is the St. John’s Catholic United Financial Breakfast for members and their families. Members are asked to attend the 10 a.m. Mass, after which the breakfast will be served until noon. The youth party will also occur at that time. A large First Communion Group of the Shakopee Area Catholic Schools was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marystown Sunday, April 7. Leah Smith, daughter of Dan and Bridget (Weiers) Smith was one of the First Communicants. attending were Flavian and Edna Weiers, Audrey Zurn and Jeff and Sue Weiers. Dan and Bridget entertained at brunch at the Stonebrooke Golf Course restaurant after Mass. Payton Hennen, son of Al and Laura (Schoenecker) Hennen of Marystown, was one of the second graders who made his first Holy Communion at Marystown. Wilfred and Carol Heine joined Roger and Marlys Huss of New Jersey on a delightful trip to Mexico the previous week. Flavian and Edna Weiers attended the wake Sunday evening for Roy Richter at the Le Center Funeral Home. Flavian and Roy were inducted into the army and left together from Montgomery the same day, November 30, 1950, along with nine other Le Sueur County

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young men. They both served in the Korean War in 1951 and 1952. Marty and Farrell Weiers and family of Parkville, MO, spent easter weekend in Scottsbluff, NE, visiting Farrell’s Dad, Clint Schoff. From there on Monday they left for Wyoming to spend four days snowmobiling in the Big Horn Mountains of Northwestern Wyoming. temperatures were in the 40s and there was lots of snow. Tammy Ness of Heidelberg is representing Le Sueur County as a Master Gardener of the University of Minnesota Extension group. She received a 10-year certificate and commemorative pin for her service. Fran Barten and her family celebrated Easter, gathering on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, to attend Mass together and eat together. They also spent many hours preparing for the annual Roman Barten Memorial Benefit Breakfast, which was held last Sunday, April 7, at the KC Hall in New Prague, to benefit Emma German of Belle Plaine. Emma is six years old and battling cancer for the second time. Humor Corner: A man and his wife were driving home from a friend’s party. “Honey, has anyone ever told you how handsome, sexy and irresistible you are to women?� the wife asked. Flattered he replied “No, I don’t recall anyone ever telling me that.� “Then whatever gave you that idea at the party tonight� she replied.

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Belle Plaine Police Report The week of April 1-7, Belle ordered towed at 3:21 a.m. for Plaine police responded to the illegal parking during street cleaning. following selected calls: A person on the 200 block of West Main Street asked police Monday, April 1 A man on the 300 block of at 6:03 p.m. to unlock a vehiWest Beaver Street reported at cle. 8:34 a.m. an attempted theft. Saturday, April 6 Someone tried to siphon gaso- A woman on the 800 block of Lindsay Lane called for mediline from a fuel tank. A man on the 300 block of cal help at 10:11 a.m. A man East Raven Street reported at was transported to an area hos9:47 a.m. vandalism to a build- pital. A man on the 100 block of ing. A window was damaged. A person on the 200 block of South Grove Street was arrested East Raven Street called for at 4:34 p.m. on an active Scott medical help at 10:07 a.m. A County arrest warrant. woman was transported to an A man on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive reportarea hospital. A man on the 200 block of ed at 5:30 p.m. a hit-and-run North Meridian Street asked crash. police at 4:59 p.m. to unlock a A person on the 200 block of South Meridian Street requestvehicle. ed at 5:43 p.m. a welfare check Tuesday, April 2 A woman on the 300 block that turned out to be a childof West Church Street called custody dispute. The child was for medical help at 9:38 a.m. A returned to the father and the man was transported to an area woman arrested on an active Le Sueur County arrest warrant. hospital. A man on the 100 block of Wednesday, April 3 North Meridian Street called A man on the 400 block of for medical help at 6:39 p.m. A West Church Street reported woman was transported to an at 9:43 a.m. a case of identity area hospital. theft. The case is pending until Sunday, April 7 a credit report is obtained. A man at a business on the A man stopped near the inter1000 block of East Enterprise section of Highway 169 and Drive reported at 1:58 p.m. a East Main Street at 1:39 a.m. for swerving was ultimately arcase of theft by check. rested for fourth-degree DWI. Thursday, April 4 A person on the 800 block A person on the 200 block of West Main Street called for of West State Street called for medical help at 8:12 a.m. A medical help at 8:51 a.m. A woman was transported to an woman was transported to an area hospital. area hospital. A woman at a business on the A three-car property-dam- 300 block of East Enterprise age crash on the 100 block of called for medical help at 1:27 South Ash Street was reported p.m. at 11:33 a.m. A woman on the 100 block A man on the 100 block of of Aspen Lane asked police at Oakwood Drive was arrested 2:40 p.m. to unlock a vehicle. at 4:19 p.m. for fifth-degree domestic assault. A woman on the 300 block of North Meridian Street called for medical help at 10:27 p.m. A person was transported to an The week of March 25-31, area hospital. Belle Plaine firefighters reFriday, April 5 sponded to the following subTwo vehicles were cited and mitted calls:

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Nelson Ladd • Community Services Director 130 S. Willow St., Belle Plaine • www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone 873-2411 Pre-registration is needed for all programs and activities

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Softball: Thur., April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Jr.-Sr. High, (use the south entrance) Room, 206 For more information, call 8732411.

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

Little League Softball is the first formal softball program for girls 912 (grades 3-6) years old. The 3rd & 4th grade league uses both players and coaches as pitchers and the 5th & 6th grade uses just player pitchers. The player-pitchers are introduced to softball pitching fundamentals. Little League Softball attempts to continue the development of softball players, continuing the basic structure and the skills needed to enjoy success. The emphasis is on fun rather than competition in this program. Both divisions will do some local traveling. Parents are responsible for child’s transportation. Coaches are volunteer parents. DATE: Mondays & Wednesdays May-July TIME: 6:30 pm GRADES: 3-6 LOCATION: 3rd & 4th - Oak Crest Fields 5th & 6th - Chatfield Rec Fields COST: $60.00 DEADLINE: April 4

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Little League Baseball is designed to continue the development of young baseball players. The 3rd & 4th grade league uses pitching machines and the 5th & 6th grade league uses players as pitchers. Although advanced skills and strategies will be introduced, the primary focus is still to have fun. All players are requested to wear gray pants. Most sporting goods stores carry these. Coaches are volunteer parents. The older division will do some local traveling. Parents are responsible for child’s transportation. DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays May - July TIME: 6:30 pm GRADES: 3-6 LOCATION: Chatfield Rec Fields COST: $60.00 DEADLINE: April 4

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KANZASHI

Kanzashi is the art of folding fabric squares into flowers. You will learn how to make three different fabric flowers which can be added to a purse, headband, hat or used as a jar topper, package bow or made into jewelry. Please bring to class: sharp sewing needle, heavy duty sewing thread in a neutral color, 8 sharp straight pins, sharp scissors and a thimble. Fabric and buttons will be provided. You will also receive a handout with the written directions. DATE: Tuesday, April 23 TIME: 79pm LOCATION: District Center, Rm 202 INSTRUCTOR: Karen Parsons COST: $12.00

OLD LOG THEATER – Mahalia

Mahalia, the musical based on the life and career of legendary gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, returns to the Old Log Theater, where it played to full houses and standing ovations 19 years ago. Written by resident Old Log actor, Tom Stolz, this moving, humorous musical traces the life and career of the world’s best-loved gospel singer. The granddaughter of plantation slaves, Mahalia Jackson was a humble woman whose expressive full-throated voice took her from her birth in a threeroom shanty, to appearances before presidents and royalty. The joy and inspiration of her heartfelt song provided the musical counterpoint to the urgency of Martin Luther King’s message and the entire civil rights movement. Since its premiere at the Old Log Theater, Mahalia has had a very successful national tour to over 50 cities. Please specify a dinner choice: Smoked Pork Chop, Walleye Pike, Chicken, Vegetarian Lasagna, or Beef Stroganoff. DATE: Thursday, May 9 TIME: Depart at 11am Return at 4:30 pm COST: $58.00 (includes bus, dinner & show) DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 1

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Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the child’s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday breaks, all other non-school days will be surveyed to be determine interest. For more information call Doreen at 873-2415 ext. 3 Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3pm-6pm School days; Fees:Onetime registration fee of $25.00, $3.50 per hour

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Xcel Makes Rosenfeld a Manager Xcel Energy has named former Belle Plaine Community Development Director Trisha Rosenfeld manager of community relations and economic development. Rosenfeld will serve cities south and southwest of the Twin Cities, including Mankato, North Mankato, Gaylord, Jordan, Belle Plaine, Faribault, Montevideo and surrounding communities. In her position, Rosenfeld will support utility operations, manage relationships with local governments and promote economic development in areas served by Xcel Energy. Prior to becoming community development director for the city of Belle Plaine in 2006, Rosenfeld was previously employed by the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce (now Greater Mankato Growth) to assist with coordination of the regional planning effort Envision 2020. Rosenfeld has a master’s degree from the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an undergraduate degree in marketing and speech communications. She is originally from Arlington and currently resides in Mankato. Rosenfeld succeeds Dave Pearson, who retired in 2012, after 44 years with Xcel Energy.

Our school district’s Kindergarten Information Night meetings will be held next Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th. There are two sessions each day with the first session beginning at 4 p.m. and the second session beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Chatfield Elementary. Informational letters have been sent home to prospective kindergarten student families with additional information. If you did not receive a letter and have a child who is ready to enroll in Kindergarten next fall, please contact the Chatfield School at 952-873-2401 and plan on attending one of the meetings. Our Kindergarten staff does a great job welcoming our new kindergarten students into school and informing parents about the academic programs that we offer. As I watch the evening weather forecast for this week and see the reports of a possible 4 to 8 inches of snow for our area and over a foot of snow for parts of western Minnesota, I feel for our spring sports participants and coaches. With an unusually cold and wet spring this year, it has been very difficult to get any outdoor events completed and to this date I believe there has been one track meet completed so far. This is in comparison to last spring when we had already experienced temperatures over 70 degrees on several occasions and we were in to our third full week of outdoor activities. Hang in their activities – there are warmer and dryer days ahead! On Tuesday of this week, Belle Plaine hosted the Section speech meet at Oak Crest Elementary. The Belle Plaine team placed third in the Sub-Section competition and advanced the following members to the Section competition: Discussion – Mitchell Farmer-Lies & Max Hughes; Serious Drama – Mikhayla Clausen & Hannah Burmeister; Dramatic Duo Interpretation: Janessa Meuleners & Logan Caola; Storytelling – Alec Lorenz & Hayden Cody; Humorous – Nick Johnson, Jonah Meyer & Dylan O’Brien; Extemporaneous Reading – Jennifer He & Zander Stier; Serious Poetry – Kali Gorman; & Serious Prose – Jake Hartmann, Cassidy Pumper, Erin Winters & Felicity Mecredy. The top three participants from each category will advance to participate in the State Speech Meet held at Blaine High School on April 19th and 20th. Congratulations to our band and choir small group ensembles who performed in the MSHSL Section competition last week. Many superior and excellent scores were received. Great job everyone! Next Friday, April 19th our band program hosts the Big Band Extravaganza in the High School South Gym. Bands from grades 5-12 will perform individual numbers and then join together for several combined performances. This is always a great event for our band program! As always, if you have any questions about school matters, please feel free to call me at 873-2400 or check our website at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us. You may also find me on Twitter at @BPTiger716. Go Tigers!

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Vinkemeier (continued from page 2) any reason, she lets the child’s classroom teacher know. With daughters in first, fourth and sixth grades at Trinity Lutheran, Vinkemeier knows many of the students from their friendships with her children. “The best gift that she gives to us is that she is a mom to all our children and friend to each of the staff,� Whitney wrote. “No one is a better advocate for Trinity School than Sheila. She touches the hearts and lives of us all. She is truly a blessing.� Vinkemeier learned about volunteerism growing up in New Prague. Her mom, Noreen Seurer, was a dedicated volunteer at Queen of Peace Hospital. Four years ago, the Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota presented her with its Volunteer of the Year Award. Having attended St. Wenceslaus in New Prague growing up, Vinkemeier knew the benefits of a small, close-knit school community. When she and her

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA husband, Jeff, saw their children reaching school age, there was little doubt where the family would enroll the children. A Belle Plaine native, Jeff attended Trinity Lutheran growing up just as his father, Manley Vinkemeier, did. Jeff has served several years on the church council and is now a member of the school board. With Sheila’s assistance, he leads a fund-raising golf tournament and silent auction “We wanted our children to go to a Christian school,� she said. “I love this school, absolutely love this school. The school and the church are part of our family.� The award and recognition humbles Vinkemeier. She wants to share it with the school’s staff. She doesn’t think the time she gives to Trinity is a big deal. “For somebody else to think it’s a big deal, somebody who doesn’t know me, who doesn’t know the school, I didn’t think what I do is a big deal,� she said. “The teachers here make it easy to volunteer. There are a lot of people who do a lot here.�

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• Belle Plaine Run Club, an informal running club for participants who desire to run, socialize, and motivate. For more information and times, call (952) 486-1903. • City Council Meeting on April 15 at 6 p.m. at Belle Plaine Government Center. • School Board Meetings at Junior High Library ~ 2nd Monday of each month: meetings are scheduled as a work session; 4th Monday of each month: Regular business meetings for the board, Finance starts at 5:30 p.m. and regular at 6 p.m. For more information or if a holiday interferes, call (952) 873-2400 or go online at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us • Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women now has free on-site childcare available during weekly evening and daytime women's support groups. If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of domestic violence, please call SVA at (952) 873-4214 for more information regarding the times and locations of the groups. • Senior Citizens Meet Wednesdays & Fridays Cards are played at 1 p.m. at Cardinal Ridge Apts. Sundays: Bingo at Belle Plaine Vet's Club at 7:30 p.m. Mondays: Mom's/Women's Prayer Group: Meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call Amy for details and location (952) 484-9100. Tuesdays: Emotions Anonymous Meeting at St. Anne's Parish Center in Le Sueur. For more information call (507) 665-2644. Wednesdays: BP Rotary at 12 noon at Kingway Retirement Living (Ratzkeller Room) Wednesdays & Fridays: Al-Anon Meetings on Wednesdays (only) at 8 p.m. Meetings are held in the hall at the corner of Chestnut-across from St. John Lutheran Church. Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: AA Closed Meetings on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Also, NA Meeting open on Sunday at 7 p.m. Thursdays: Belle Plaine Knitting Group meets at Kingsway Living Center from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room or in the Art Gallery. Open to all ages and skill levels. Knitters and crocheters welcome. • Emotions Anonymous, an International 12-step program, meets at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, South 4th St. & Turril in Le Sueur. For information, call (507) 665-2644. 1st Monday of each Month: The Belle Plaine Friends of the Library meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Room, at the Library. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month: Support Groups for Families meet at the Valley Green Workforce Center in Shakopee at 6:30 p.m. and is for families who have a relative with a mental illness. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness. The support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing experiences. For information, call (952) 890-1669. 1st Tuesday of the Month: Belle Plaine Lions/Board of Directors meet at Borough Bowl in Belle Plaine, at 6:30 p.m. • Area Separated & Divorce Support Group from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, in New Prague. Call Deacon Bob Wagner (952) 758-0463 or Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month: Area Separated and Divorce Support Group meets at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, New Prague 7-8:30 p.m. Call Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st Wednesday of the Month: 10 a.m.: MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) ClubŽ of Belle Plaine is a great way to network with other families here in Belle Plaine. For more information, please contact Kelly at bpmomsclub@hotmail.com. • B.P. Borough Riders Snowmobile Club meets at Sparetime Tavern in The Minnesota Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. 4th Monday of the Month: Support Group: Women's Connection for Cancer. For more information contact the 'Ask St. Francis' info. line @ (952) 403-2000 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Belle Plaine Lions/General Membership Meeting at Duets in Belle Plaine, at 7 p.m. • Minnesota Valley Riders Saddle Club (MVR) monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Neil's Pub Rustic Room. Join in planning and participating in area Display Ad horse related activities. • Valley Garden Club: meets monthly. LocationNetwork varies, see bpgardeners.blogspot. com or call Anne Buesgens (507) 248-3666. Your newspaper 2nd Wednesday of the Month - Scott Soil and Water Conservation has agreed par-office in District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting at 8 p.m.toat their ticipate in atthe 2x2 County the Scott County Extension and Conservation Center the Scott Fairgrounds in Jordan. For more information, call Shelly (952) 873-5412. 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Despite the school violence that has captured the nation’s attention and led to tighter security and prompted some to support assigning more police to schools, Belle Plaine School District students and staff reportedly feel safe in their surroundings during the day. That’s the message the school board heard during a report on one of the board’s 2013 goals on the district’s learning and work environment. Directors heard a report on the progress toward meeting that goal at its March 25 board meeting. Its aim is to “assure a safe, inspiring and welcoming learning environment for all students, staff and community members. Using data from an anonymous student survey taken online at the junior-senior high school last year, 80 percent of students report they feel safe, a feeling that promotes learning. The level of students who feel safe is the board’s “baseline� level. The survey from a year ago likewise indicates 83 percent of parents surveyed report a high or very high feeling of safety in school buildings. “We felt good about that, but want to get it to the high or very high level,� said Superintendent Kelly Smith. The district’s idea vision is that 95 percent or more of the students will report high or very high feeling of safety in school buildings. When it comes to incidents of bullying, the district reports 33 percent of students report being victimized or witnessing bullying. The board’s ideal vision is less than 20 percent of students reporting witnessing or experiencing bullying.

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From the staff’s perspective, the board was informed the district’s staff indicated only 79 percent of its members reported satisfaction in the workplace, a level the board rated as one causing “high concern.� Its ideal vision is over 95 percent of the staff will report a sense of satisfaction in the workplace. Smith said the survey results are a result of staff feeling administration does not recognize them performing high-quality work. District administrators were “a little disappointed with this,� Smith said. “If we’ve been doing some things, maybe we need to ratchet that up a bit.� The board was far more pleased with the level of student participation in co-curricular activities. Seventy-three percent of junior-senior high students are participating in cocurricular activities this year. The board’s ideal vision is more than 80 percent of students participate. The board’s vision of more than 40 percent of 11th- and 12th-graders are participating in at least one advanced placement/honors/college level class this year. “Students are interested in tak-

ing those challenging courses,� Smith said. But the rate of growth of students taking those more challenging classes is far from the school board’s idea. A survey this year indicated a decline in the number of students in kindergarten through eighth grades taking enrichment courses. The percentage of students taking the enrichment classes this year dropped from 15.2 percent last year to 13.6 percent this year. The board wants to see the number of students taking enrichment courses growing by 5 percent or more annually. In other action at the March 25 board meeting: n Paid bills totaling $1,416,216.36. n Granted a request to permit the senior high band’s spring break trip to New York in March, 2014. The trip will begin March 21 and conclude March 26. A full slate of activities including sightseeing and performance work with several music professionals is planned. n Approved the hiring of Katie Cates as a long-term substitute physical education teacher at Chatfield Elementary School for Katie Graff from April 2, through May 3. n Approved the hiring of Katie Graff for an additional threequarters time for the 2013-14 school year bringing her to a full-time physical education teacher at Chatfield Elementary School for an annual salary of $32,292. n Approved the hiring of Robin Banks for an additional

.17 full-time equivalent for the 2013-14 school year bringing her to full-time status as an art teacher at Oak Crest Elementary for $42,549. n Approved the hiring of Lindsay Sawatzky as second assistant softball/ 8th grade coach at $1,308 for the 2012-13 school year. n Approved maternity leave for Christina Kienlen, Chatfield Elementary speech teacher, beginning approximately Aug. 28 through Nov. 20. n Approved a new Belle Plaine 12th-grader to continue attending New Prague Schools effective Feb. 11, 2013. n Approved a Belle Plaine kindergarten student attending Edina Schools effective March 25, 2013. n Tabled consideration of the renewal of the IEA Inc. contract for environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) management services fiscal years 2013-16. The contract ranges in cost from $14,476 the first year to $15,231 in the third year of the contract. n Approved the first reading of the new health and safety policy. n Approved a review of all district policies for possible reductions. This is an annual resolution that directs administration to review all programs in the event reductions need to take place. The district is not anticipating significant reductions at this time, but in the event that we have some large enrollment fluctuations from now until the end of the year, Smith requested approval.

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City of Belle Plaine Legal Notices CITY OF BELLE PLAINE ORDINANCE 13-06 AMENDING SECTION 305.07 OF THE CITY CODE RELATED TO LAWFUL GAMBLING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLE PLAINE DOES ORDAIN: Section 1. Section 305.07 (PROFITS), Subd. 2, is hereby amended as follows (deletions shown in strikethrough; additions in bold/underline): Subd. 2. Lawful Expenditures. Each licensed organization which conducts lawful gambling activities within the City of Belle Plaine shall expend one hundred (100) percent (100%) of its funds derived from lawful gambling for expenses authorized by the Minnesota gambling control board or for the direct benefit of citizens living within the trade area, and at least ten percent (10%) of each organization’s net profits derived from lawful gambling conducted at premises located in the City shall be contributed directly to the City. All expenditures must be in accordance with the organization’s list of intended expenditures provided annually to the City. The City shall expend contributions it receives for police, fire or other emergency or public safety-related services, equipment or training, but not pension obligations. Section 2. This ordinance shall be effective after publication, on July 1, 2013. Passed and duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Belle Plaine this 1st day of April, 2013. ATTEST: Michael Pingalore, Mayor David Murphy, City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

CITY OF BELLE PLAINE BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION ASSESSMENT 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 Equalization of the City of Belle Plaine in Scott County, Minnesota, shall meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN. The purpose of the meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, 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 valuation, 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. David Murphy, City Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10, 2013.

Legal Notices Belle Plaine Township 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 Equalization for Belle Plaine Township shall meet on April 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Township Garage, 25130 Hickory Blvd. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, 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 valuation, 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. Jean McDermand Belle Plaine Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Gravel quote Faxon Township Faxon Township is now accepting quotes for the hauling of Class 5 grave. Hauling Only!!!!!!! Gravel must be taken from Chard's or Mueller's Pit Gravel must be laid by July 15. Bids will be accepted until May 28, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the home of James Witt, Faxon Township Clerk, 20472 261st Ave., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Jim Witt Faxon Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10, 2013.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First judicial district District court probate division court File No.: 70-PR-13-3284 Notice of informal appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors (intestate) Estate of vernon busch, a/k/a vernon h. busch, a/k/a vernon henry busch Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Kent Busch, whose address is 7027 Millridge, Shawnee, Kansas 66218 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: March 13, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts on March 13, 2013. Delores A. Beussman Deputy Registrar Heather M. Kendall Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Lee Vickerman Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg, P.A. 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Attorney License No. 112744 Telephone: 952-445-2817 Fax: 952-445-0812 Email: lvickerman@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10, 2013. State of Minnesota County of Scott District court probate division First judicial district court File No.: 70-PR-13-4367 Notice and order for hearing on petition for formal adjudication of intestacy, determination of heirship, and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors Estate of Steven Toms Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 200 4th Avenue W., Shakopee, MN 55379, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of: Ashley Lynn Danielson Toms, whose address is: 16057 Kennard Ct., Lakeville, MN 55044 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an Unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or rose at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative 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 necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: March 18, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts on March 18, 2013. Rex D. Stacey District Court Judge, Probate Division Court Administrator By: Delores A. Beussman Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Sholly A. Blustin Blustin & Associates, PLLC 812 Main Street, Suite 102 Elk River, MN 55330 Attorney License No.: 186879 Telephone: 763-441-7040 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 20, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Brandon J. Pattin, a single person. MORTGAGEE: First Residential Mortgage Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 9, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. 701054. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Inter Savings Bank, FSB. Dated May 20, 2005 Recorded June 9, 2005, as Document No. 701055. And thereafter assigned to: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Dated May 20, 2005 Recorded August 4, 2005, as Document No. 708134. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: First Residential Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13727 Inglewood Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261310450 & 261310460 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 45 and 46, Block 1, Canterbury Townhomes, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $138,650.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $129,478.76 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 21, 2013 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 135 - 13-001065 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 6, 2004 MORTGAGOR: Mark A. Smith, an unmarried man and Sherri L. Marzario, an unmarried woman. MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 28, 2004 Scott County Recorder,

Document No. A676534. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated September 11, 2012 Recorded September 28, 2012, as Document No. A916521. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 19545 South Hampshire Court, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 049200211 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: That part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter together with that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and also together with that part of the West 341.40 feet of the East Half of the East Half of Section 20, Township 114 North, Range 21 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the Government Survey thereof, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Northeast Quarter of Section 20; thence on an assumed bearing of South 00 degrees 11 minutes 42 seconds East, along the west line of said Northeast Quarter of the West line of said Northwest Quarter and the West line of said Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter a distance of 3441.47 feet; thence North 32 degrees 06 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 755.86 feet; thence North 61 degrees 52 minutes 31 seconds East a distance of 376.29 feet; thence South 17 degrees 47 minutes 28 seconds East a distance of 167.22 feet; thence Southeasterly a distance of 280.54 feet along a tangential curve concave to the Northeast having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 53 degrees 34 minutes 48 seconds; thence South 71 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East, a distance of 250.83 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 71 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 62.19 feet; thence North 01 degrees 49 minutes 23 seconds East a distance of 513.45 feet; thence North 74 degrees 34 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 500.77 feet to the intersection with the East line of said West 341.40 feet of the East Half of the East Half of Section 20; thence South 00 degrees 07 minutes 19 seconds West, along said East line a distance of 2022.60 feet to the North line of the South 20 acres of the West 60 acres of the East Half of said Southeast Quarter of Section 20; thence South 89 degrees 54 minutes 49 seconds West along said North line, a distance of 341.40 feet to the West line of said East Half of the East Half of Section 20; thence North 00 degrees 07 minutes 19 seconds East, along said West line, a distance of 443.64 feet to the Southwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Southeast Quarter, thence North 89 degrees 51 minutes 54 seconds East, along said South line of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, a distance of 41.40 feet to the intersection with the East line of the West 41.40 feet of said Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 07 minutes 19 seconds East, along said East line, a distance of 831.57 feet; thence North 71 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 100.15 feet; thence North 41 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 66.00 feet to the beginning. Abstract Property COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $1,000,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $1,057,511.79 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 2, 2013, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 4, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN

WEDNESDAY, april 10, 2013 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 1, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 12-006785 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 31, 2003 MORTGAGOR: Stephen R. Niosi, and Kimberly A. Niosi, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed August 7, 2003, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T147498 on Certificate of Title No. 38619.0. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated April 16, 2012 Filed April 23, 2012, as Document No. T215024. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16129 Northwood Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251410520 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The land referred to in this Commitment is described as follows: Lot Eighty-four (84), of the Townsite of NOrthwood, as per plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for Scott County, Minnesota. Together with the benefits and subject to the burdens of the following described easement, which easement is appurtenant to Lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 96, 87, 88, and 89, Townsite of Northwood, Scott County, Minnesota. Said easement is described as follows, to wit: A 20 foot easement for ingress, egress, and roadway purposes over Lots 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 96, 87, 88, and 89, Townsite of Northwood, Scott County, Minnesota, as per plat thereof recorded in the office of the County Recorder, Scott County, Minnesota. Said easement lies 10.00 feet on each side of the following described Line: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 89, said plat of Northwood; thence South 55 degrees 29 minutes 42 seconds West assumed bearing, along the northerly line of said Lot 89 a distance of 24.00 feet to the point of beginning of said line, thence South 27 degrees 30 minutes 18 seconds East a distance of 31.50 feet; thence South 04 degrees 56 minutes, 21 seconds West 113.47 feet; thence southwesterly 107.31 feet along a tangential curve, concave to the northwest, having a radius of 125.00 feet and a central angle of 49 degrees 11 minutes 10 seconds; thence South 54 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds West tangent to said curve a distance of 271.84 feet, thence South 53 degrees 15 minutes 48 seconds West 165 feet more or less to the westerly line of said Lot 80 and said line there terminating. The side lines of said easement shall be lengthened or shortened to end at the northerly boundary of said Lot 89 and the westerly boundary of said Lot 80. For informational purposes only: This property is known as: 16129 Northwood Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55372 This is Torrens property. Certificate No. 35391. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $236,250.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $247,444.64 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is

an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 22, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 2013.

Township of Blakeley County of Scott State of Minnesota 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 Equalization for Blakeley Township shall meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Blakeley Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, 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 valuation, 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. Maureen Busse Blakeley Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 10 and 17, 2013.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUOTES NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: Quotes for gravel will be received until 7 p.m. April 24, 2013, by Maynard Rucks, Clerk of Jessenland Township, Sibley County on behalf of the Supervisors of said Township for the following: 3,000 ton of class 5 gravel more or less delivered to anyplace in the Township by July 1, 2013. Township is also asking for quotes for road grading and weed cutting this season, snowplowing and sanding this next season. Township reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. Maynard Rucks Clerk Jessenland Township 35493 226th St. Henderson, MN. 56044 507-964-2733 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 10 and 17, 2013.

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(continued from previous page) COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close April 30, 2013 Jordan, Minnesota Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 for construction of the following: Scott County CP 29-02/SAP 70-646-005 County Project Number CP 29-02/SAP 70-646-005, CH 29 at CSAH 46 intersection in the New Market Township, MN. The project consists of grading, aggregate base, bituminous and concrete surfacing, ADA improvements, utility improvements, street lighting, and landscaping. Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations. READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS PROJECT The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award; in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance. If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: “It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency.” “It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3).” A minimum goal of 8.5% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. A Good Faith Effort Plan must be submitted by the Apparent Low Bidder and the Apparent Second Low Bidder within 24 hours of the bid opening or bids will not be accepted for award. The approximate quantities of the major work for Contract CP 29-02/SP 70-646-005 are as follows: 1 LS MOBILIZATION 8,490 SY REMOVE BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT 6,875 CY COMMON EXCAVATION (EV) (P) 9,573 CY COMMON BORROW (CV) 9,841 CY GRANULAR BORROW (CV) 2,012 TN TYPE SP12.5 WEARING COURSE MIX (4,E) 1,509 TN TYPE SP19.0 NONWEAR COURSE MIX (4,B) 1,329 LF 18” RC PIPE CULVERT CLASS III 6,200 LF 4” PERF PE PIPE DRAIN 175 LF 15” RC PIPE SEWER CLASS III 23 EA CONST DRAINAGE STRUCTURE DES 48-4020 1,025 SF 6” CONCRETE WALK 3,810 LF CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER DESIGN D624 4 EA LIGHTING UNIT TYPE 9-40 12 EA LIGHT BASE DESIGN E 1 LS TRAFFIC CONTROL 324 SF SIGN PANELS TYPE C 5,020 LF 4” SOLID LINE WHITE-EPOXY 300 HR TRAINEES The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least 5% of the amount of the bid. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects therein. Dated March 29, 2013 Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Mitchell J. Rasmussen Courthouse Scott County Engineer 200 4th Avenue West Physical Development Shakopee, MN 55379 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 30, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Marie E Ryan, an unmarried woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 15, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A780727. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Dated July 30, 2007 Recorded August 15, 2007, as Document No. A780728. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100020000450059807 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Burnet Home Loans RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16534 Southeast Franklin Trail #6A, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 252100060 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Condominium unit number 6A, Pennington Place condominium, Condominium No 1002 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $83,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $84,647.06 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 25,2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 21, 2013 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 135 - 13-001583 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 25, 2000 MORTGAGOR: Joel C. Graham and Gail S. Graham, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: CitiMortgage, Inc. S/B/M with ABN Amro Mortgage Group, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed August 17, 2000, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T113604 on Certificate of Title No. 15334. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: NONE Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: ABN Amro Mortgage Group, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14370 Northeast Aspen Avenue, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 252140540 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6, Block 6, Sand Pointe 3rd Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $124,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $131,658.76 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 28, 2013 CitiMortgage, Inc. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416

(952) 925-6888 10 - 13-001860 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 26, 2008 MORTGAGOR: Julie Selsvold, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Lakeland Mortgage Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed January 26, 2009, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T193939 on Certificate of Title No. 46401.0. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Dated November 26, 2008 Recorded January 26, 2009, as Document No. T193940. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100137510000357048 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1713 Countryside Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273401130 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit 1604, Common Interest Community Number 1098, A Condominium, Providence Pointe Condominiums COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $134,910.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $140,947.50 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 5, 2013 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 135 - 13-002260 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in con-

PAGE eleven ditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 23, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Robert A Schwartz, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded November 13, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A787497. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Dated November 21, 2007 Recorded December 10, 2007, as Document No. A789315. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1001770-5050003986-2 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Cornerstone Mortgage Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2206 Downing Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273270630 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 3, Block 4, Brittany Village Fourth Addition, CIC No. 1101 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $202,761.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $211,871.37 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 26, 2013 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 135 - 13-002257 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 6, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $284,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Joshua Robinson and Robin Robinson, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for CENTENNIAL MORTGAGE AND FUNDING, INC. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100232301120040506 SERVICER: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC LENDER: Centennial Mortgage and Funding, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Scott County Minnesota, Recorder, on October 23, 2006, as Document

No. A 754688. ASSIGNED TO: HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006ASAP6, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates Dated: May 6, 2011, and recorded May 24, 2011 by Document No. A880908. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Sand Creek Farms, Scott County, Minnesota PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3610 220th Street West, Jordan, MN 55352 PROPERTY I.D: 09-005-002-0 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Eight and 70/100 ($280,378.70) THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM on May 9, 2013 PLACE OF SALE: in the lobby of the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, 301 S. Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is 6.00 months from the date of sale. If Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Section580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. Section580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on November 9, 2013, or the next business day if November 9, 2013 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR`S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 20, 2013 HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan trust and for the registered holders o ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-ASAP6, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates Randall S. Miller and Associates, PLLC Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgage/Mortgagee Canadian Pacific Plaza, 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 1100 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 952-232-0052 Our File No. 11MN00315-2 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. A-4369004 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close May 7, 2013 Jordan, Minnesota Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, for the following: Scott County CP 16-33 and CP 83-19 2013 MICRO-SURFACING County Project CP 16-33, CH 16 from CH 17 to ~0.50 miles east of Sarazin Street, 0.75 miles. County Project CP 83-19, CH 83 from CH 16 to CH 101, 3.40 miles. Major items are approximately as follows: 51,720 gallons of bituminous material for micro-surfacing, 850 tons of micro-surfacing scratch course and 850 tons of micro-surfacing surface course. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. SIGN UP WITH ConneX ON THE COUNTY EGRAM WEBSITE (https://egram.co.scott.mn.us) TO DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL AND PLANS AT NO CHARGE. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects therein. Dated April 10, 2013 Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Courthouse 200 4th Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379 Mitchell J. Rasmussen Scott County Engineer Physical Development 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24, 2013.


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(continued from previous page) COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close May 7, 2013 Jordan, Minnesota Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 for construction of the following: Scott County 2013-SC BITUMINOUS SEAL COAT County Project 2013-SC. Major items are approximately as follows: Base Bid: 73,970 gallons of bituminous material for seal coat, 36,985 gallons of bituminous material for fog seal, 233,050 square yards of seal coat aggregate, And associated striping. Alternate Bid 1 (for Townships): 22,890 gallons of bituminous material for seal coat, 73,260 square yards of seal coat aggregate. Alternate Bid 2 (for Townships): 11,445 gallons of bituminous material for fog seal. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. SIGN UP WITH ConneX ON THE COUNTY EGRAM WEBSITE (https://egram.co.scott.mn.us) TO DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL AND PLANS AT NO CHARGE. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects therein. Dated April 10, 2013 Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Courthouse 200 4th Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379 Mitchell J. Rasmussen Scott County Engineer Physical Development 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 12, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 12-007057 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 11, 2009 MORTGAGOR: Linda L. Dankers and Stuart L. Dankers, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed April 16, 2009, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T195436 on Certificate of Title No. 45373.0. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE ASSIGNMENTS OF FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR Bank, National Association. Dated WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED December 20, 2011 Filed February BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY 23, 2012, as Document No. T213940. THIS ACTION. Said Mortgage being upon NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in con- Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: ditions of the following described Mortgage Electronic Registration mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 18, Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S 2012 MORTGAGOR: Karlene M. Reger, MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: a single woman. MORTGAGEE: JPMorgan Chase 100061907000083345 LENDER OR BROKER AND Bank, N.A. ORIGINATOR DATE AND PLACE OF MORTGAGE ON MORTGAGE: RECORDING: Filed July 2, STATED 2012, Scott County Registrar of Summit Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE Titles, Document No. T216402 on SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, Certificate of Title No. 41875. ASSIGNMENTS O F National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY MORTGAGE: ADDRESS: 6890 Flemming Circle, NONE Said Mortgage being upon Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 040200460 Registered Land. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION AGENT: PROPERTY: Lot 23, Block 3, James NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S A. Casey 4th Addition, according MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION to the recorded plat thereof, Scott NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR OF MORTGAGE: STATED ON MORTGAGE: AMOUNT $231,990.00 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: ADDRESS: 603 Providence Drive, $272,101.71 That prior to the commencement Shakopee, MN 55379 of this mortgage foreclosure proTAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273402130 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF ceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of PROPERTY: Land Situated in the Mortgagee complied with all notice County of Scott in the State of MN. requirements as required by statute; Unit No. 2092, Common That no action or proceeding has Interest Community No. 1098, a been instituted at law or otherwise Condominium, Providence Pointe to recover the debt secured by said Condominiums, Scott County, mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL sold by the Sheriff of said county AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May $116,896.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by $120,261.16 That prior to the commencement said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, of this mortgage foreclosure pro- on said premises, and the costs and ceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of disbursements, including attorneys’ Mortgagee complied with all notice fees allowed by law subject to requirements as required by statute; redemption within six (6) months That no action or proceeding has from the date of said sale by the been instituted at law or otherwise mortgagor(s), their personal repreto recover the debt secured by said sentatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be PROPERTY: If the real estate is sold by the Sheriff of said county an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise providas follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: ed by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate May 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott the property if the mortgage is not County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, November 4, 2013, unless that date on said premises, and the costs and falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, disbursements, including attorneys’ in which case it is the next weekday, fees allowed by law subject to and unless the redemption period is redemption within six (6) months reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. from the date of said sale by the Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 6, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30-11647 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 21, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Paul R. Nogosek, A Single Person. MORTGAGEE: New Century Liquidating Trust successor in interest to New Century Mortgage Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 10, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A738486. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2006-NC2, Asset Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006NC2. Dated December 1, 2009, Recorded December 22, 2009 as Document No. A843422, and by Document Dated January 31, 2013 Recorded February 12, 2013, as Document No. A928838. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: New Century Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 509 Liberty Lane, New Prague, MN 56071 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 24-0310040 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 1, Eclipse Second Addition, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the recorded plat thereof. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $215,910.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $302,861.91 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 4, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS,

ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 1, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 30-11642 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 13, 2007 MORTGAGOR: William M. Miles, a single man. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING:Recorded July 31, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. 779271. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Green Tree Servicing, LLC. Dated April 20, 2012 Recorded April 23, 2012, as Document No. 903787. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100133700023259917 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Countrywide Bank, FSB RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14141 Wilds Path Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 254180240 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 24, Block 1, Wensmann 4th Addition, Common Interest Community No. 1137 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $200,971.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $195,600.64 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 18, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None ”THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 19, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 8 - 13-002719 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013.

WEDNESDAY, april 10, 2013 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 20, 2010 MORTGAGOR: Armin Ruddies and Rachel Ruddies, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed February 1, 2010, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. 201009 on Certificate of Title No. 44910. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc. Dated October 1, 2012 Filed October 2, 2012, as Document No. T218447. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100011511211143483 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: CitiMortgage, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 516 7th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 270100020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 298 Wermerskirchen’s 2nd Addition to the City of Shakopee COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $229,630.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $232,417.08 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 14, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None ”THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 12, 2013 CitiMortgage, Inc. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 10 - 13-002403 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 12, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Robert Egan and Sarah Egan, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 19, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. 739529. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc. Dated October 29, 2012 Recorded November 7, 2012, as Document No. 920227. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100013900807993237 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Irwin Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4025 West 131st Street, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261150910 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 18, Block 3, Southridge 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $197,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $190,069.56 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None ”THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 12, 2013 CitiMortgage, Inc. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 10 - 13-002039 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013.

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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 3, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Sasha A. Reese and Charles R. Reese, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Bank of America, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 2, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A731441. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Green Tree Servicing, LLC. Dated March 20, 2012 Recorded March 26, 2012, as Document No. A901654. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bank of America, N.A. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16606 Southeast Franklin Trail, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251860060 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 2, Bluff Heights 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $145,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $131,732.09 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 21,2013 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None ”THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 19, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 8 - 13-002628 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 22, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Christina L. Mathison fka Christina L. Siegfried, a single woman. MORTGAGEE: National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank.

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 3, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A761179. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: National City Mortgage Co., a subsidiary of National City Bank. Dated June 19, 2007 Recorded July 3, 2007, as Document No. A776999. And thereafter assigned to: U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc.. Dated February 11, 2013 Recorded February 28, 2013, as Document No. A929921. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: PNC Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 945 Bridle Creek Drive, Jordan, MN 55352 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 220630070 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 7, Block 1, Bridle Creek 3rd Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $298,400.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $311,156.96 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 18, 2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 19, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 4 - 13-001322 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013.

NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 70-CV-12-13546 Merit Drywall, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Plaintiff, v. Paula A. Ponsonby, Gary D. Gabel, Gary Gabel Construction, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability Company, J.R. Crow Enterprises, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, d/ b/a South Metro Plumbing and Heating, Designed Cabinets, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Bohnsack and Hennen Excavating, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Lampert Yards, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Robb’s Electric, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, Glowing Hearth & Home, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation, Ostertag Cement, Inc. a Minnesota Corporation, John Doe, Mary Roe, ABC Corporation, and XYZ Partnership, whose names are unknown to Plaintiff and may claim an interest in the Property, Defendants. Date: March 25, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Pursuant to a Judgment filed January 11, 2013 in the abovenamed file, the real property legally described as follows: Lot 5, Block 2, Hunters Ridge Estates, Scott County, Minnesota

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA and commonly referred to as: 22347 Hunter Ridge Circle, Jordan, MN will be sold at public auction by the County Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota on May 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Law Enforcement Center, 301 Fuller Street S., Shakopee, Minnesota, subject to the redemption by the owner, successors and assigns, within six months from the date of an Order by the above-named Court confirming the sale. Kevin Studnicka Scott County Sheriff By: Duane J. Jirik Deputy Sheriff Attorney for Mechanic’s Lien Holder: Matthew R. Doherty BRUTLAG, HARTMANN & TRUCKE, P.A. 3555 Plymouth Boulevard, Suite 117 Minneapolis, MN 55447-1399 763-222-2507 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the mortgage dated April 26, 2004, executed by Brian P. Urzua, single, as mortgagor, to TCF National Bank, a national banking association, as mortgagee, recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Scott County, Minnesota, on May 18, 2004, as Document No. T157133, as amended by a Modification of Mortgage dated March 23, 2005, and filed April 22, 2005, as Document No. T166326, which mortgage conveyed and mortgaged the following described property, which property is registered land, situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, which property has a street address of 4204 124th Street West, Savage, Minnesota 55378, and tax identification number 260800100: Lot 2, Block 3, River’s Edge 1st Addition, Scott County, Minnesota That the original principal amount secured by said mortgage was $87,000.00; that there has been compliance with any condition precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by said mortgage and foreclosure of said mortgage required by said mortgage, any note secured thereby, or any statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt remaining secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there is claimed to be due upon said mortgage and is due thereon at the date of this notice, the sum of $88,768.17 in principal and interest. That by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the said mortgage will be foreclosed by the sale of the above described premises with appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota, at the Sheriff’s office in the Law Enforcement Center, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Minnesota, on May 21, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due on said mortgage, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys’ fees as allowed by law, in accordance with the provisions of said mortgage. The time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagor, his personal representatives or assigns, is six (6) months from the date of said sale. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2013, unless the foreclosure is postponed pursuant to Minn. Stat. §580.07, or the redemption period is reduced to five (5) weeks under Minn. Stat. §582.032. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT BY A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED: April 3, 2013 TCF National Bank FOLEY & MANSFIELD, P.L.L.P. By: Karl K. Heinzerling Atty. No. 142475 Attorneys for Mortgagee 250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 1200 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 18, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Ashley Preste, a single person and Troy Yantes, a single person.

MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 4, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. 747376. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF14 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF14. Dated February 19, 2013 Recorded March 5, 2013, as Document No. A 930363. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100425240008319730 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: First Franklin A Division of National City Bank of IN RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14977 Mustang Path, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 263920370 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit 1605, Calumet Oaks, Common Interest Community, No. 1159, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $195,954.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $202,701.18 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 29, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 27, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 13-001486 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 19, 2009 MORTGAGOR: Jesus Godinez Jr and Guadalupe Godinez, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Fifth Third Mortgage Company. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed August 10, 2009, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T197783 on Certificate of Title No. 42184. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: NONE Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Fifth

PAGE thirteen Third Mortgage Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Fifth Third Mortgage Company MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1656 Liberty Circle, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273401360 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit No. 2005, CIC No. 1098, Providence Pointe Condominiums, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $219,850.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $222,157.95 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 18, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 19, 2013 Fifth Third Mortgage Company Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 67 - 13-002430 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 22, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Christopher H. Horvath and Joni M. Horvath, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc..

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 26, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A740080. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: PNC Bank, National Association. Dated November 30, 2011 Recorded December 2, 2011, as Document No. A893133. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100026900020855804 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bell America Mortgage LLC dba Bell Mortgage RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: PNC Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4059 Coachman Lane Northeast, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 252840450 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 3, Block 6, Carriage Hills 1st Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $279,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $305,633.64 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2013 unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: March 22, 2013 PNC Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 4 - 13-003059 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 2013.

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Awarding Contract to Northwest Asphalt, Inc. for the County Highway 12 Reconstruction Project From County Highway 17 to West of Stemmer Ridge in the City of Prior Lake. I. Adopt Resolution No. 2013045; Authorizing Entering Into a Construction Cooperative Agreement With the City of Prior Lake for the County Highway 12 Reconstruction Project Located From County Highway 17 to West of Stemmer Ridge in the City of Prior Lake. J. Adopt Resolution No. 2013046; Approving the Documentation of One New Scott County Bridge Which Will Require Replacement Within the Next Five Years. K. Adopt Resolution No. 2013047; Awarding Contract to Ebert Construction for the Marschall Road Transit Station Project in the City of Shakopee. L. Adopt Resolution No. 2013048; Authorizing Entering Into an Agreement With WSB and Associates, Inc. for Professional Engineering Services for the County Highway 17 Reconstruction Project in the City of Shakopee. M. Adopt Resolution No. 2013041; Amending Resolution 93123 Revising the Scott County Policy of Delegation of Approval of Gambling Permits to Non-Profit Organizations for Exempt or Excluded Games in Scott County. N. Adopt Resolution No. 2013-042; Authorizing Renewing the Agreement With Videotronix Incorporated (VTI) for Service Coverage on the Andover Card Access System and the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Video System. O. Approve all claims listed on the record of disbursements for the period February 1, 2013 through February 28, 2013 in the sum of $8,301,185.89. P. Separation of employment for Dale Vinkemeier, FT Shop Supervisor, Community Services Division, effective 03/29/13. Separation of employment for Melanie Kubischta, FT Facilities Assistant, Community Services Division, effective 03/29/13. Separation of employment for Justin Barnett, FT Probationary Sheriff’s Deputy, Sheriff’s Office, effective 03/01/13. Separation of employment for Jenna Trimbo, FT Probationary Financial Assistance Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 03/22/13. Separation of employment Kimberly Coleman, FT Temporary Unclassified E&T Counselor, Health and Human Services Division, effective 03/07/13. PT (80% FTE) Temporary employment of Allen Sticha, Unclassified Senior Accountant, Office of Management and Budget, effective 03/04/13. Intermittent (10% FTE) employment for Anne Brinkhaus, Unclassified Corrections Officer, Sheriff’s Office, effective 03/25/13. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers which will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Additions: ® Christine Dornbusch; Deletions: George Borchardt; Herman Duncan, Sr.; Dolores Sams-Duncan; Sara Heitkamp; Kenton Marsh; Patti Marsh; and Charles Williams. (4) Develop Strong Public ® Partnerships: A. Sheriff Kevin Studnicka pre-

Scott County Board Proceedings BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT MARCH 19, 2013 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:00 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Wolf, presiding, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Menden, Commissioner Marschall, and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) On a motion by Commissioner Marschall, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich, the Minutes of March 5, 2013 were approved. (3) Consent Agenda: On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Marschall, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Approve the appointment of the following citizens to advisory committees: Gregory Heller of Commissioner District 5 to the Community Corrections Advisory Board for a term effective March 19, 2013 through December 31, 2014. Jennifer Klecker of Commissioner District 3 to the Extension Committee for a term effective March 19, 2013 through December 31, 2015. Diana Kroska of Commissioner District 2 to the Human Services Resource Council for a term effective March 19, 2013 through December 31, 2014. B. Approve the renewal of the Service Agreement with Baanna Foster Home effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 for support services authorized by case managers for clients based on individual client needs, specifically home and community based services. C. Approve the renewal of the Service Agreement with Elm House effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 for support services authorized by case managers for clients based on individual client needs, specifically home and community based services. D. Approve the renewal of the Service Agreement with Gopher Transportation and Housing Inc. effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 for support services authorized by case managers for clients based on individual client needs, specifically home and community based services. E. Approve the request to amend the Developers Agreement for Territory First Addition. F. Approve the request to amend Conditional Use Permit #1257-C4 for Territory Third Addition to remove the grand meadows and prairie grass improvements; the proposed trails, open space and outlot landscaping requirements in Sections 32 and 33 of Credit River Township, Zoned RR-2. G. Adopt Resolution No. 2013-043; Authorizing Scott County Highway Department to Accept a Bid for the Sale and Removal of a Rambler Style Single Family Home. H. Adopt Resolution No. 2013-044;

sented the Morris Miller Health Hero Award to Lawrence Kotek for his evasive actions during a June 4, 2012 motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. (5) Provide a Supportive Organizational Culture: Vice Chair Wagner recognized Shop Supervisor Dale Vinkemeier in honor of his upcoming retirement from his employment with Scott County. Chair Wolf recessed the meeting at 9:25 a.m. for a reception honoring Mr. Vinkemeier and reconvened the meeting at 9:42 a.m. (6) Develop Strong Public Partnerships Continued: B. University of Minnesota Extension Regional Director Kim Boyce provided an overview and highlights of the 2012 Scott County Extension program accomplishments. On a motion by Commissioner Marschall, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich, the meeting adjourned at 10:12 a.m. Thomas J. Wolf, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

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One of the area’s longest-running motor sports entertainment venues – Shakopee’s Raceway Park – could be on its final lap if a proposal to redevelop the property gets a checkered flag. The track’s owner is proposing to sell the track and land to Recovery Technology Solutions (RTS).

It is proposing a $20 million manufacturing facility, the Shakopee Valley News recently reported. If RTS wins the necessary approvals, 2013 will be Raceway Park’s final season. RTS is proposing an asphalt recovery plant on the 10-acre site. It could also serve as the company’s flagship facility and

Girls Basketball Award Winners

Ryan Dungey to Race in Minneapolis Saturday

The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team recently held its end of the season banquet and it was announced that senior Haley Fogarty was selected the team’s Player of the Year. She was also the Free Throw Award recipient. Other award winners included eighth-grader Mariena Hayden (Most Improved Player) and senior Jamie Read (Ms. Hustle and Defensive Player of the Year).

training center for future facilities. Located along County Road 101, just east of Valleyfair, Raceway Park opened in 1956. It previously had a dirt racing surface but was later paved. Its current owner, John Hellendrung, said the economics of the sport have deteriorated.

Monster Energy Supercross’ will return to the Metrodome in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 13. The world’s top supercross racers, including Ryan Dungey of Belle Plaine, will bring the parity-packed championship back to the dome for the first time in four years. Dungey is vying for his second championship this year and is excited to return to the Me-

trodome to race in front of family and friends. “I’ve grown up watching supercross races at the Metrodome and when I heard that we were coming back in 2013, I was stoked,” Dungey said. “To race in front of my family and friends inside the Metrodome is going to be amazing. For sure, I will have extra motivation that night to pick up the Main Event win.”

Trout Fishing Near St. Peter Opens April 13 Rainbow trout fishing will return to Paul’s Creek near St. Peter as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) begins stocking operations for the April 13 stream trout opener. “Stocking Paul’s Creek has become a tradition for area anglers and the DNR,” said Scott Mackenthun, DNR fisheries assistant area supervisor. “We know a lot of people of all ages look forward to it.” On the eve of Minnesota’s stream trout opener, the DNR

will stock 1,500 rainbow trout yearlings into the St. Peter trout ponds, also known as Paul’s Creek. Additional stocking will take place as follows: – Friday, April 19 – 1,500 rainbow trout yearlings. – Friday, May 3 – 1,000 rainbow trout yearlings. – Friday, May 17 – 1,000 rainbow trout yearlings. Stream trout are defined as splake, brook, brown and rainbow trout. Anglers are limited to five fish of combined species. Only one trout may be

more than 16 inches long. All anglers 16 years of age and over must possess a Minnesota angling license and trout stamp validation. Fishing hours for stream trout on inland waters are from one hour before sunrise until 11 p.m. each day. All stream trout must have head, tail, fins and skin intact when being transported. “Stocking Paul’s Creek provides a unique fishing opportunity for area anglers,” Mackenthun said. “The DNR looks forward to continuing this project for as long as we are able.”

Carver County Acquires Last Piece of Lake Waconia Regional Park Puzzle The Carver County Board and Alta Investments, LLC, approved an amended purchase agreement for the last remaining parcel within the Lake Waconia Regional Park boundary. The 19.29 acre parcel preserves 890 feet of shoreline for conservation and public use. Acquisition of the parcel was postponed in order for the county to take advantage of new funding rules provided by the Metropolitan Council as of the end of January 2013. The new rules essentially save Carver County over $800,000 in county funds to acquire the parcel. “This parcel is the last piece in the Lake Waconia Regional Park puzzle, fulfilling the park’s master plan that dates back to 1975,” said Carver County Board Chair Tim Lynch. “Some of the many benefits to acquiring the park property include conservation, ability to realize the park’s planned recreational space, allows for resolution of Old Beach Lane and a trail connecting the city to the park, and it provides a buffer for sight and noise.” The acquisition clears the way for removal of old beach lane, which has been an issue for area residents. The removal of traffic from old beach lane is consistent with city and county plans for a pedestrian trail connection leading from town to the park. It is also planned that the overhead utility lines along old beach lane be relocated from the lakeshore, improving the aesthetic qualities of the shoreline. A significant feature about the parcel is that it contains a 40foot tall hillside. From the top of the hill one has a panoramic view of the lake and Coney Island, with views to the south to undeveloped property and a view to the west of the city of Waconia. This topography feature effectively blocks noise that occurs outside of the park from the park setting. Conversely, nearby residents are sheltered from active use areas of the park and large events that occur inside the park. A public boat access is planned in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources. The public water access will enhance day-long activities at the park as well has help to alleviate parking congestion and hazardous parking conditions along County Road 92 near the DNR access. The negotiated purchase price of $3,552,000 plus $70,000 in closing and professional service fees was reached. The

price reflects market value and holding costs associated with postponing the purchase. It is anticipated that Carver County will receive full reimbursement for the acquisition. Funds to acquire the property will come from two sources of the Metropolitan Council, the Acquisition Opportunity Fund and the Metropolitan Council CIP Fund. Acquisition Opportunity Fund is a dedicated funding source

supported by Legacy Funding (sales tax proceeds for Parks and Trails) for land acquisition. Regional park agencies, such as Carver County can utilize this funding for land that is within an approved regional park master plan. If Carver County does not use the funds, other regional park agencies will use the them to acquire regional parks and trails for their county or city. Metropolitan Council CIP funds are allocated to Carver County by formula.

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H.S. Track and Field

Belle Plaine Boys, Girls Win Outdoor Opener by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both captured their respective titles at Thursday’s Belle Plaine Invitational. It was the Tigers’ outdoor opener. Both teams were scheduled to return to the Belle Plaine Athletic Complex for a meet Tuesday but it was postponed due to weather. Le Sueur-Henderson, Mayer Lutheran and Tri-City United were the other three teams scheduled to compete. The Tigers are scheduled to head to Tri-City United for an invitational this Saturday. Events will begin at 11 a.m.

Girls’ B.P. Invite Results

The Tigers captured three of four relays and four individual events on their way to a firstplace finish Thursday. Belle Plaine piled up 198 teams points. Tri-City United was a distant second with 111, followed by Jordan and Mayer Lutheran both with 78. Delano and Lester Prairie rounded out the field with 75 and 12 points, respectively. After taking a year off from track and field in 2012, Haley Fogarty has returned for her senior season. She won both the long jump (15-7) and triple jump (32-10.50), the latter of which was more than a foot ahead of her nearest foe. Fogarty was also a member of two winning relays – the 4x800 squad that also included Cheyane Westin, Haley Leger and Jenna Gatz (10:45.70); and the 4x400 team that also consisted of Westin, Alesia Hastings and Leger (4:34.40). Belle Plaine’s other victorious relay was the 4x100 team of Shannon Egan, Jessica Weldon, Jamie Read and Cassie Caola (54.10). The Tigers’ 4x200 relay team of Amara Meyer, Emily Vinkemeier, Kylia Malles and Lauren Campbell placed second (2:00.00). Other top performers for Belle Plaine were Gatz (first in the 400 dash (1:04.90) and second in the 200 dash (27.60), Meyer (first in the high jump (4-10) and third in the 300 hurdles (51.90), Weldon (second in the 100 dash (13.20) and third in the long jump (15-5), Egan (second in the pole vault (80), Janessa Meuleners (second in the 3,200 run (12:22.90), Leger (third in the 1,600 run (6:01.30), Westin (third in the 400 dash (1:05.90), McKayla Siemon (third in the 800 run (2:47.20), Olivia Turmes (third in the shot put (30-10.50), BreAnn McDermand (third in the pole vault (7-6) and Mariena Hayden (third in the triple jump (31-08).

Boys’ B.P. Invite Results

Like the girls, the Belle Plaine boys’ followed up their Minnesota River Conference Indoor title with a victory at Thursday’s outdoor opener in Belle Plaine. The Tigers, despite not placing better than fourth in any of the four relays, accumulated 120 team points to edge second-place Tri-City United’s

Belle Plaine’s Noah Ruetzel, center, competed in the 110-meter hurdles Thursday in Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine’s Shannon Egan placed second in the pole vault at Thursday’s meet in Belle Plaine.

The Tigers’ Danika Schroeder received the baton from Emily Krautkremer during Thurs- The Tigers’ Dalton Friederichs competed in the high jump day’s 4x800-meter relay in Belle Plaine. Thursday in Belle Plaine. 115. Rounding out a tightlybunched top five were Jordan (99.5), Mayer Lutheran (93) and Delano (89.5). Lester Prairie finished last with 37 points. Nick Eliason fueled Belle Plaine with two of the team’s five first-place finishes. He won the 100-meter dash (11.20) and 200 dash (24.40). Accounting for the Tigers’ other first-place finishes were Jacob Schaffer in the 1,600 run (4:55.90), Josh Spellman in the shot put (43-05.75) and David Schabelski in the pole vault (10-6), the latter of whom tied for the top honor with Mayer Lutheran’s Matt Carlson. Finishing second for Belle Plaine were Robert Nowak in the 110 hurdles (17.20), Chris Holmbeck in the 200 dash

(24.00) and Blayne Prochaska in the long jump (19-9). Taking third were Spellman in the discus (103-04) and Brady Johnson in the 400 dash (57.70). Remaining 2013 BPHS Track and Field Schedule Apr. 9 at Belle Plaine Apr. 13 at Tri-City United Apr. 15 at St. Peter

Apr. 16 at Watertown-Mayer Apr. 20 at Cannon Falls Apr. 23 at Jordan Apr. 30 at Glencoe-SL May 2 at Mankato East May 8 True Team at Orono May 16 MRC at Sibley East May 23 Subsection at LS-H Jun. 1 Section at Mank. W. June 7-8 State at Hamline

Sand Volleyball Leagues Forming Shakopee Louisville Lanes Coed 6’s Sand Volleyball Leagues will start the beginning of May and run until the end of August. Leagues are Monday, Wednes-

day and Thursday nights. Teams or individual players are wanted. For more information, contact Sandy Doherty at 952-4459130 or threegamesandy@aol. The Tigers’ Jessica Weldon, center, placed second in the 100com. meter dash Thursday in Belle Plaine.

H.S. Softball

Tigers Rout Blue Earth 13-0

Tourney Champs The Belle Plaine 12-year-old Junior Olympic Volleyball team took first place in the Le Sueur Giants tournament on Saturday, April 6. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Lauren Johnson, Abby Bristlin, Lizzy Hilgers, Maddy Fors and Regan Schmidt. In the front row are Elizabeth Schmidt, Morgan Kruger, Jaylen Struck-Schmitz, Sarah Lenz and McKenna Vacek. The team is coached by Jean Johnson and Julie Lenz.

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School softball team was one of the few teams from the metro area to squeeze in a game on Monday, perhaps because they traveled just far enough south to where a warmer temperature helped make the field playable. The Tigers made the long round-trip bus ride to Blue Earth Area High School count as they blasted the host Bucs 13-0 to begin the 2013 season in the win column. Belle Plaine took a 1-0 lead after its first atbat and cruised from there. “Scoring in the first inning is a priority for us this year and tonight it was huge. Getting on the board right from the getgo gave us the momentum and confidence we needed,” said Tigers coach Jeremy Kalal. Belle Plaine put the game away in the second inning with seven runs, highlighted by a three-run homer by Maddie Studnicka, who also pitched a shutout. The Tigers scored in all five innings of the 10 run rule-short-

ened game. Studnicka allowed just two hits and three walks over the five innings. She struck out four. She also had a double to go along with her home run, finishing with four RBI. Joining Studnicka in Belle Plaine’s 10-hit attack were Sophie Brazil (single and double), Sam LeMay (single and double), Elizabeth Johnson (double), Maddi Lark (single), Shelby Johnson (single) and Claire Otto (single). “Everyone contributed from the top of the lineup to the bottom. “It felt great to actually get to play a game outside. This was the first time we’ve really been on a field this year and the girls came to play,” Kalal said. “After all the practices and scrimmages in the domes, we were very hungry to get things started on the right track this season. This start makes me very excited about what this team can accomplish this season.” It may be some time before the Tigers play ball outdoors

again. Tuesday’s Minnesota River Conference opener at Tri-City United was postponed due to rain and this Thursday’s home opener against Norwood Young America is very much in jeopardy as a wintry system is expected to stick around much of this week. The Tigers are scheduled to host St. Peter for a nonconference game next Tuesday before heading to Jordan on Tuesday.

Baseball Games Postponed

The long series of postponements to the start of the BPHS baseball team’s season continued as its game against Tri-City United Monday was postponed due to the weather. No make-up date has been announced. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s game against St. Peter was also postponed and Thursday’s game at home against NYA could experience the same fate. As for this Saturday’s four-team tournament at Tiger Park, it’s wait and see.


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Property Valuation Hearing April 15 The Belle Plaine City Council will hold its annual board of equalization meeting 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at the Belle Plaine Government Center. The purpose of the meeting is to give property owners an opportunity to speak with Scott County assessors about their 2013 property valuation for 2014 payable year. The city council serves as the board of review and will make the final Larry Kiewel poured some maple tree sap into a pan to be determination about changes cooked into maple syrup Friday outside Harold Edberg’s made to the valuation. building south of Highway 169. The Scott County Assessors Office normally reviews 25 percent of the properties in Belle Plaine each year, allowing for a complete review of all properties every four years. Property valuations are based on set criteria and state law requires property evaluations to be within 90 to 105 percent of market value. Anyone wishing to comment on their property valuations will be heard at the hearing. Property taxes will not be discussed. Property tax information is discussed at the city’s truth-intaxation hearing held annually late in the year. Harold Edberg and Gerald Nagel were busy bottling up some freshly-cooked maple syrup Monday in Edberg’s building south of Highway 169.

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group has experienced in its almost decade-long existence. This year, there were plenty of freezing nights in March but the cool days were not so cool. Instead, most were downright wintry, the polar opposite of 2012. Edberg said the group has the rest of this week, possibly a little longer, to make up for lost time. Or perhaps the season is over. The sap was barely running Monday, and judging by the rest of this week’s forecast, it may not be back. “Once those trees start to bud, we’re done.” Edberg said the best year in the past decade for producing maple syrup locally was 2011, when the group collected and cooked some 3,000 gallons of sap, which produced 76 gallons of syrup. “That’s a lot of pancakes,” said Larry Kiewel, one of the newer members of the Belle Plaine syrup brigade. So far this year, the group has produced just a little over a dozen gallons of syrup, certainly no threat to the 2011 record but better than 2012. After it’s bottled, most of the syrup is distributed to the workers and the landowners who allow the maple trees on their properties to be tapped by the group. Also, school classes sometimes come to witness the entire maple syrup process,

from tapping the trees to cooking the sap to bottling the syrup. They are then given suckers that they can dip into a jar of locally-produced maple syrup.

Tapping the Tree

It may be too late for this year, but there will be other springs. To collect maple sap, the raw material for maple syrup, a hole must be drilled into the trunk of a maple tree. The old farmer’s rule of thumb is that a maple tree with a diameter of 12 inches or more can support one tap without significantly weakening the tree. At 18-20 inches in diameter, the tree can support a second tap, and at 24 inches in diameter, a third tap can be used. The goal is to collect enough sap for the maple syrup producer, while leaving enough for the tree to thrive. A maple tree can be tapped with any standard drill. Using a 7/16” drill bit, drill a hole directly into the tree trunk at about 3 feet in height from the ground. The hole should be drilled at a slight upward angle so that sap runs out of the hole rather than pooling inside. The hole should be about 2 1/2 inches deep. Traditional maple sap spouts (spiles), will fit snugly into this hole. They can be gently tapped in with a hammer, but remember, you’ll need to pull them out when the sugaring season is over, so go lightly. The spile comes with a metal hook or hanger designed to hold a maple sugaring bucket. The Alzheimer’s bucket will have a small hole at the right place for the hook. Support Group just Hang the bucket and make sure spile is secure enough in the Meets April 16 the tree that it will hold a full buckThe Lutheran Home: Belle et securely without falling out. Plaine and its Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provide resources and a support group for community members whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s Disease and other Growing Through memory loss disorders. Grief Meeting The monthly support groups are free and open to the public. April 11 The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-7:30 Designed to meet the needs p.m. at Kingsway Retirement of those experiencing grief due Center in the Ratzkeller Room to the death of a loved one or (The Lutheran Home-Belle those companioning someone Plaine’s newest community for experiencing loss, the Growing seniors). “Caring and Sharing” Through Grief support group can help through education and will be the topic. peer support. There will not be an Alzheimer’s supports group meeting in Whether your loss has hapMay. The next scheduled meet- pened recently or several years ing after this month is June 18. ago, this support group can help you through a lonely and Anyone with questions can frightening time. contact Sarah Beckius, LSW at The Lutheran Home: Belle The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 7 to Plaine at 952-873-2161. 8:30 p.m. in the Solarium at Note: Therapeutic Respite Mayo Clinic Health System Care is available for your loved in New Prague. To register or one with Alzheimer’s/Demen- receive more information, call tia for the hour while you at- 952-758-8176. tend Support Group Meeting.

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(continued from page 1) full-time jobs until the brewing business affords them the means to focus solely on brewing beer.

The Right Time

Several years ago, Luskey purchased brewing equipment with the idea of starting a brewery in Sacred Heart, Minn., a small city on Highway 212 west of the Twin Cities. But when his son, Patrick, was born 10 years ago with serious medical needs, operating a brewery was pushed to the back burner. With the family doing well and able to care for Patrick, they have decided the time has come to follow the dream much closer to home. With all the know-how and most of the equipment the two men need, they’re starting with an effort to raise more capital while waiting for governmental approvals to brew and sell. They have been working for several weeks to prepare the building for operations. Last weekend, they completed moving equipment from Sacred Heart to Blakeley. Fossen and Luskey hope to take advantage of a larger population in the area, one that is fond of frosty malted beverages. But before they can start brewing beer, Fossen and Luskey will start with root beer – Patrick’s Honey Pot Root beer – as a tool to raise the money they need to fund beer brewing. Luskey said the root beer uses his own recipe, one that relies on cane sugar rather than corn sugar or corn syrup. It should be available later this spring or summer. The proceeds from sales of Patrick’s Honey Pot Root Beer will help fund the brewery. Once u4ic Brewing is established, the profits will go toward a foundation the Luskeys established in Patrick’s name. They’re also selling T-shirts with the company name and individual serial numbers (plus benefits like a free beer per visit to the taproom and discounts on purchases) on them for $100 as a way to raise money for the brewery. They’re also willing to accept any volunteer help they can get. If a person is a good worker and needs a job, once u4ic gets rolling, Luskey and Fossen will be drawing employees from those who helped them get started “will have first dibs on a job,” Luskey said. “We want to use local people.” With a local flair, they plan to use malt from Rahr Malting and bottles from Anchor Glass in Shakopee. They plan to purchase the product they need to brew beer from Brewers Supply Group of Kasota. u4ic Brewing will also have a Facebook page so people can follow their progress. For more information on their progress, contact Luskey through the page or e-mail him at jeffluskey@frontiernet.net “We want to be the community’s brewery,” Luskey said.

The Traxlers bring bulls to a rodeo that will provide a fair test of the riders’ skills rather than overwhelm them. How many bulls they’ll bring depends on the number of riders competing.

Traxlers’ Bulls Could be Stars of Show at High Island Rodeo

Mike Traxler Jr. knows enough about bull riding to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground. Unlike his father, his body didn’t suffer the wear and tear from being thrown around like a rag doll by a 1,500-pound Brahma bull. But both Traxlers are expected at High Island Arena near Henderson Friday and Saturday night to make sure their bulls provide the kind of show that keep patrons happy. The Traxlers’ company, MT Buckin’ Bulls & Rodeo Company, will provide the bulls and the arena fencing and pens for the shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Tickets for the rodeo are also available at UFC in Le Sueur, at Arlington Meat Market and Haggenmiller Lumber in Arlington. Other ticket outlets include Bender’s True Value in Henderson and EJ’s Bar & Grill in Gaylord. The Traxlers are sub-contractors for Joe Simon and Joe Simon Rodeo Com. in Lakeville. Mike Jr. keeps some of the bulls on the farm south of Belle Plaine. The elder Traxler, a Belle Plaine native, keeps many more at the ranch in Long Prairie. Mike Sr. used to work for Simon after he gave up bull riding at age 30 several years ago. He appreciates the challenge, the aches and pains bull riders endure. “It’s a tough business. You get stepped on, thumped on. You get beat up pretty good.

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I was getting old,” he said. His son never took up the sport. Before he graduated from high school in 2001, Mike Jr. was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a malignant (cancerous) bone tumor that affects children. It cost him a rib on the left side of his chest. Instead, he took up the business side of the sport. He’s been raising bulls for a few years now, learning from his father and on his own. The bulls they’ll bring to High Island Arena will be selected to provide a competitive test so riders have a chance to earn a good score but will have to work to do it. They expect to take about eight bulls. “It’d be nice if it was 10 to 13,” Mike Jr. said. “We want to see them have a chance at four or five seconds. We want the crowd to have something to watch.” Of the approximately 85 bulls they have at the two farms, 15 percent are too “rank” and

would overwhelm the riders expected at High Island. About 20 percent are too docile and are better suited for high school rodeo competitions the Traxlers’ serve in rural Minnesota. Their competition-level Brahma bulls are generally 3 to 5 years of age and weigh up to 1,800 or 1,900 pounds. They bought their first bull four years ago. The most valuable bull they own is worth about $3,500. The top bulls in the world can easily be worth six figures, they said. By the time they reach 7, most bulls are retired. Those worth keeping around are put out to stud and will hopefully produce young bulls that will spin right out of the shoot and kick their hind legs above their heads. “That’s what we look for in the bulls we buy,” the younger Traxler said. They seek the younger cows, yearlings just separated from their mothers. They look for bulls with superior bloodlines. Once they get a good bull back to the ranch, they apply a flank strap and a dummy aboard the bull to determine how hard it will fight to dislodge itself from the straps. “We’ve got bulls you can walk right up to in the pasture, but they don’t want any part of humans on them,” Mike Sr. said. The Traxlers hope to work up to 18 rodeos this year. They’ll host their own at Mike Sr.’s place in June and the Scott County Fair in July.

Belle Plaine’s Mike Traxler, Jr. (holding his daughter Avery) and his father, Mike Sr., operate MT Buckin’ Bulls & Rodeo Company. They’ll provide the bulls and the fencing and pens for the High Island Rodeo Friday and Saturday at the arena near Henderson.

St. Peter Ordinance Could Make Opening, Selling a Business Tougher

An ordinance the City of St. Peter created six years ago could is having a potentially chilling affect on a business owner’s ability to build a new facility or sell the company and its existing quarters. The St. Peter City Council passed the Gateway Overlay (GO) District Ordinance – a set of rules governing zoning along both sides of high traffic Highway 169 at the north and south ends of the city. The ordinance, among other things, aims to protect the appearance of city’s businesses and make the community an attractive destination. It says new busi-

nesses in St. Peter must have exterior walls finished with brick, natural stone, precast concrete panels or block, glass or stucco, the St. Peter Herald recently reported. Existing businesses within the district must meet the requirements of the ordinance before a new business can open within the GO district. The St. Peter ordinance prohibits buildings with an exterior metal or wood framing material with more than 25 percent steel, vinyl or aluminum. Other restrictions on businesses within St. Peter’s GI district address landscaping and fencing.

Here in Belle Plaine

In Belle Plaine, a new business must meet city design criteria, design standards and a design committee which reviews all applications. A new commercial building or improvements to an existing commercial building must meet the requirements and recommendations from the committee, said David Murphy, Belle Plaine’s city administrator. If the property owner does not wish to comply, the owner may go directly to the Belle Plaine City Council for approval of the plans against the recommendation of the design committee.


April 10, 2013 Belle Plaine Herald