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Council Tables Adding Meridian Street Trail to 2017 Street Project City to Receive Grant; Water and Sewer Rates to Increase

Santa Visits Santa and Mrs. Claus had a steady flow of visitors at the Belle Plaine Historical Society’s open house Thursday night at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House. More photos of the festivities appear on page 2.

Squirrel KOs Power, Leaves Belle Plaine, Area in the Dark A squirrel investigating a transformer in an Xcel Energy substation somehow shorted out the 69-kilovolt facility, leaving Belle Plaine and the surrounding area in the dark for part of the morning and earlyafternoon. Police and firefighters received a report of an explosion at the substation at the north end of Market Street in Belle Plaine just before 10 a.m. Saturday. Over 3,200 customers

served by the substation were immediately cast into the dark, according to an Xcel Energy spokesperson. Xcel Energy crews went to work to reroute power. Electricity to Xcel customers north of the Minnesota River was back on before noon. Customers south of the river were in the dark until around 2 p.m. The outage impacted participants at the Holiday Express at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior

High School. The school’s south gymnasium, media center and common area were being used for the events. Thanks to mild weather, doors were open allowing light to enter the gymnasium. Sunlight also entered the window-lined media center and common area. Firefighters came up to the school. They provided light for the gymnasium using generators on fire trucks.

by Dan Ruud In its second to final regular meeting of 2016, the Belle Plaine City Council Monday night tabled adding a proposed Meridian Street Trail to the 2017 street and utility improvement project. The trail would extend along the west side of Meridian Street from the new Enterprise Drive overpass southward to Century Street (approximately 2,600 feet) at an estimated cost of $80,000, which could be added as an alternate bid to the city’s 2017 street and utility improvement. City Administrator Mike Votca reported that there could be an added cost to the trail in that one lot of right-of-way may have to be acquired, for which no cost estimate has been provided. Because of that, Council Member Paul Chard suggested that the present council should leave that decision to the council that will be in place in January, which will include a new mayor and two new council members. Chard and Cary Coop will be the only two existing members still on the council at that time. However, Coop, who is in favor of the trail, requested that

the issue be placed back on the agenda at the next council meeting rather than after the first of the year. Council Member Henry Pressley Jr., who was serving as acting mayor in the absence of Mayor Mike Pingalore, cast the only no vote to table the trail issue. The bulk of the $1.2 millionplus 2017 street and utility improvement project will consist of the reconstruction and utility replacement of West Main Street between Buffalo and Crest streets, and Elk Street between West Main and State streets. About one-third of the cost for those improvements will be paid for by benefitting property owners and the rest by the city. In other business Monday night, the council unanimously authorized the execution of a memorandum of understanding with the Scott County Community Development Agency regarding 2017 economic development incentive (EDI) grants. Belle Plaine Community Development Director Cynthia Smith-Strack reported that the total grant award will be $65,300. “The Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) is pleased to inform you that your EDI grant requests have been awarded to the city of Belle Plaine,” stated a Scott County CDA letter. The funds will be used for: 1. Extension of the north

sanitary interceptor sewer in the amount of $42,200, which requires a 1/2 minimum local match. The purpose of the project is to help induce development of approximately 1,000 acres within the city’s urban growth boundary. The scope of the project is limited to the portion of the interceptor sewer extension from 1st Street NE (current terminus) to the east side of Highway 169. 2. Preparation of street and utility construction documents for the proposed Buesgens Commercial Center in the amount of $23,100, which will also require a 1/2 minimum local match. The purpose of the project is to extend Enterprise Drive east of Hickory Boulevard, which is currently platted Buesgens Commercial Center. The site is located near the Coborn’s commercial complex. The intent of the project is to lure developers seeking shovelready parcels. Projects supported by Scott County CDA grants must be completed by Dec. 31, 2017. *Following a public hearing at which no one in the audience spoke, the council unanimously approved the city’s 2017 fee schedule. Among the changes is an increase in water and sewer utility fees, which for a residential user, will equate to an increase of $4.41 per month for sewer and $1.85 per month

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Holiday Delivery Holiday Express Midian Fahey, a third-grader, was checking out possible gifts for mom and dad with the help of Elliana Fahey at Saturday’s (Dec. 3) Holiday Express at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School. Children at Holiday Express also had the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, work on a Christmas craft and enjoy snacks. The event was sponsored by Belle Plaine Festivals and Events, Parent Teacher Organization and Early Childhood Family Education. (Below) Friday (Dec. 2), BPHS choir students performed holiday songs for State Bank of Belle Plaine guests at the bank’s annual holiday open house.

Belle Plaine Public Works staffers and a crew from John’s Mobil delivered the Santa House to the vacant lot at the southwest corner of Main and Meridian streets Friday morning (Dec. 2). The Santa House will be open Fridays Dec. 9 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) and Dec. 16 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.). The Santa House is tentatively set to be open Saturday, Dec. 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Fire Destroys Tractor in Blakeley Farm Field

Fire destroyed a mid-1990s era John Deere tractor as it was tilling a harvested field in Blakeley Township Saturday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of the fire just before 4:10 p.m. They found it in a field along Raven Road near 270th Street. The operator escaped the cab unharmed. Firefighters extinguished the flames when they arrived. The John Deere tractor was a total loss, said Belle Plaine Fire Chief Matt Stier. Firefighters are uncertain where the fire started or how it spread. “It was too burned up,” Stier said.

City’s 2017 Property Tax Levy Increase Will be Less Than Proposed The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night approved a final 2017 property tax levy that will be lower than the preliminary levy. In September, the council approved a preliminary 2017 property tax levy of $5,232,445, which would have been a 7.4 percent increase over this year’s levy of $4,871,139. City Finance Director Dawn Meyer told the council then that unpaid assessments of $131,000 for West Commerce Drive was among the factors leading to the 2017 levy increase. Since then, those assessments have been paid and added to the

2017 budget, allowing the levy to drop from an increase of 7.4 percent to 4.72 percent. Meyer said that among the factors attributed to the 4.72 percent levy increase are cost of living wage increases of 2.75 percent for a number of city employees and council members, increased services for a growing population and inflation. Monday night’s truth-in-taxation public hearing that preceded the council’s vote was an opportunity for citizens to comment on the city’s planned property tax levy and budget for the coming year. No one from the audience addressed the council.


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Matt Fahey provided horse-drawn wagon rides at Thursday night’s Belle Plaine Historical Society Christmas open house.

Members of the Belle Plaine community choir performed inside the historic Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in conjunction with the Belle Plaine Historical Society’s Christmas open house Thursday night.

Among those posing for photos in a sleigh accompanied by reindeer at the Belle Plaine Historical Society’s Christmas open house Thursday night were (back) Lisa Fahey and Rick Krant. In the front are Shirley Krant and Jeanette Gloeoge.

Street Project (continued from page 1) for water, resulting in an overall Centurion Henrietta Styles of the Belle Plaine Historical Society had her photo taken with monthly increase of $6.26 asSanta and Mrs. Claus Thursday night inside the historic Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House, suming 4,000 gallons usage. which she formerly lived in. A copy of the city’s 2017 fee schedule and its comparisons with 2016 fees is available for review at City Hall. *Unanimously approved the purchase of a 2017 Chevrolet Caprice squad car for the police department. A state bid quote was received from Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick in Belle Plaine for the new vehicle. The initial manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $35,006, which after reductions will cost $25,130.68. Police Chief Tom Stolee reported that the new vehicle will replace a 2011 Chevrolet Impala that currently has approximately $100,000 miles on it. Equipment for outfitting the new vehicle will come from the Impala. Stolee said the purchase of the new squad car is included in the 2017 budget plan. *Unanimously approved staff’s request for a limited use permit with the Minnesota Department of Transporta- Gerry Meyer spoke briefly before having the honor of turntion (Mn/DOT) for the city’s ing on the lights for the community Christmas tree Thursday entrance sign in the right-of- night. way along Highway 25/Walnut Street. Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey reported that the city The musical duo Curtis & Loretta performed some Christmas tunes inside the Hooper-Bowl- recently replaced the entrance sign just north of Forest Street er-Hillstrom House Thursday night. on Highway 25, moving the sign about 50 feet north of the old location so that it would be in the Beaver Street right-ofway. “According to the map I received from Mn/DOT, the sign is still in DOT right-of-way,” reported Fahey. “Mn/DOT has requested an after-the-fact permit be applied for to construct the sign in Mn/DOT right-ofway. I have completed the necessary documentation to apply for the permit.” *Unanimously approved a OPEN 3.2 percent intoxicating liquor license for Our Lady of the 8 AM - 6 PM Prairie Catholic Church’s annu311 Enterprise Dr. al fund-raising event to be held Belle Plaine, MN on Saturday, April 22. General Store 952-873-3006 The next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is FLORAL SPECIAL: BAKERY SPECIAL: scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the City Hall building at 218 6 ROSES ARRANGED... BUY 1, GET 1... North Meridian Street downtown. REG. 39.99

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James. J. Schaefer

James J. Schaefer, 64, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 111 S. 6th Street in Henderson. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment with military honors is scheduled after the service at Brown’s Cemetery, weather permitting. A luncheon will be served at the church following the interment. James was born December 9, 1951. He was baptized and later conďŹ rmed at Centennial Lutheran Church in Henderson. James graduated from Henderson High School in 1969. After graduation, James served his country in the Army, from 1971-1973. He obtained the rank of Sergeant and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for the majority of his military service. James often spoke fondly of his time spent in military service. James worked for many years as an independent carpenter, roofer, and handyman. James is survived by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of The Lutheran Home and Ridgeview Hospice for the kind and compassionate care James received.

The Gift of Holiday Warmth Kendra Eiden (left) from Belle Plaine along with her aunt, Rachael Buesgens of Jordan, made a few dozen hats and scarves for Belle Plaine-based Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women to donate to adults and children it serves. The pair recently presented the donation to Mary Ann Bigaouette (right), Southern Valley Alliance’s executive director.

Cologne Lions Hosting Christmas in the Park

The Cologne Lions Club will Christmas in the Park Saturday, again be hosting its sixth annual Dec. 10 at Lions Park. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a candy cane hunt and reindeer games. Santa arrives and a tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. The winners of the Light Up the Night contest will be announced at 6 p.m. Judging takes place the previous evening (Dec. 9). The evening’s festivities insnowmobile rider with little or clude music, food and a bonďŹ re no experience in snowmobile throughout the evening. Wild operation. rice soup, chili, pork burgers, Students obtain and study the hot dogs, hot chocolate and othsafety information on the inter- er beverages will be for sale. active online course at their own Attendees are asked to bring a pace in the comfort of their own non-perishable food item to dohome under the guidance of a nate to a local food shelf. parent or guardian. Depending Lions Park is located on West on the youth’s age and experi- Lake Street, just off County ence, the online course should Road 36, in Cologne. take approximately two to four B.P. Fire Department hours to complete. Once they complete the onRelief Association line course, students print out 52 CLUB RAFFLE a youth follow-up voucher and Winner - $100 register for a one day snowmobile safety class in their area. Greg Word The one-day class includes classroom review of priority safety information and a per- Get your formance driving course. A fee Wednesdays of up to $5 may be collected by off to a good the instructor for any fees they start... incur to conduct the class. Each read the student will also pay an on-line Belle DNR fee of $5 upon complePlaine tion of the course. For more information, call Herald (888) 646-6367, (651) 2966157, or (800) 366-8917, or eSenior Dining mail at info.dnr@state.mn.us To have your snowmobile Seniors 60 years and older are safety certiďŹ cation added to invited to join us for Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. your Minnesota driver’s license, bring your snowmobile For dining reservations please call 952-873-6311 three days certiďŹ cate to the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles prior between the 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. weekdays. (DMV) when you renew your A contribution of $3.75 is driver’s license and request requested for each meal. them to check the box to add it Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. as an endorsement.

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Youth Snowmobile Training The Scott County Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce is hosting a youth snowmobile training Dec. 17-18 for children, ages 11-15. The snowmobiles will be provided. Participants are asked not to bring their own snowmobiles. Children will be responsible for bringing the appropriate clothing depending on weather as well as a snowmobile helmet. Prior to attending this training, children are responsible for participating in online training. Information on the online training can be found by visiting this Web site: http://dnr. state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/ snowmobile/index.html Children will not be allowed to participate in the classroom review/performance test unless they have ďŹ rst completed the youth snowmobile safety online course. Prior to attending the class, children must pre-register by calling (952) 496-8322, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Space is limited. The child’s full name, date of birth, address, and phone number are required to register. A parent must be available to sign a waiver at the beginning of the class. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the online youth snowmobile safety training class is an introductory class designed primarily for the

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Shakopee’s Derby Days Board Dissolves; Festival’s Future TBD Almost three months after longtime organizer Jack McGovern was found guilty of illegally using funds intended for operating Shakopee’s summer community festival, the board overseeing Derby Days has decided to dissolve. The decision leaves the future of the community festival in question. The Shakopee Valley News recently reported the decision to pull the plug on it was the result of a lack of support from the community and

lack of backing from the Shakopee City Council, which had previously provided the festival funding and staff support. Heidi VonBokern and Ryan Koch, two of the volunteers who ran a makeshift community festival last summer after Derby Days was suspended, said the existing board members hope the community can come together and reorganize to present Derby Days in the future.

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St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, December 7 1:30 Connect Class 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Confirmation/Connect 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Thursday, December 8 8 a.m. Youth Frontiers - 4th graders 7:00 Executive Meeting Saturday, December 10 7:00 Weight Watchers 11 a.m. Holiday Party 6:00 p.m. Worship Sunday, December 11 8 & 10:30 Worship 1:00 Mt. Kato Ski Trip Monday, December 12 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts 7:00 Seamless Tuesday, December 13 9:30 Women’s Bible Study 1:00 Quilting 7:15 Free Holiday Concert Nate Hance Wednesday, December 14 1:30 Connect Class 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Confirmation/Connect 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace

Holy Family Academy & Chapel Traditional Latin Mass 10679 182nd St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 (coord.) Fr. Stephen Reid Sundays 2:15 p.m. Confessions 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Academy Mass - call for times West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Cologne, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 westunion1@juno.com Pastor: Richard Braun Wednesday, December 7 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7:30 p.m. Choir Sunday, December 11 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School R: Heidi Schmidt P: Jon Mellgren 6:30 Youth Meeting Tuesday, December 13 7 p.m. Council Meeting Wednesday, December 14 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7:30 p.m. Choir First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet. net Sunday, December 11th Third Sunday of Advent 9:00 am Worship Service MCW will be meeting following the worship

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River Rock Church Sunday Worship Service, Children’s Church & Nursery at Chatfield Elem. School, 330 S. Market St. / PO Box 184 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 riverrockchurch.com (952) 873-5453 email: staff@riverrockchurch.com Lead Pastor Rev. Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (*Please call for small groups locations) *330 S. Market St. **124 W. Main St.

Zion Lutheran Church & School 14745 County Road 153 Cologne, MN 55322 952-466-3379 e-mail: leahjanzenzion@ gmail.com Pastor: Eric Zacharias Wednesday, 7th 5:30 PM | Confirmation 7:00 PM | Choir Thursday, 8th 10:15 AM | Chapel @ the Harbor Sunday, 11th 9:30 AM | Service w/communion Sunday School During Sermon Congregation Christmas Potluck | Following Service LWML Christmas Cookie Sale | Following Service Monday, 12th Midterms Sent Home Tuesday, 13th 8:00 PM | Dartball @ Hollywood Wednesday, 14th 5:30 PM | Confirmation

Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street, Henderson, Pr. Diane Goulson 507-665-2932 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Wednesday, Dec. 7th 6:30 pm Worship with Communion & Confirmation Thursday, Dec. 8th Noon – 1 pm BP DAA Monthly Meeting, Kingsway 5 – 6:30 pm BP DAA Holiday Celebration, Kingsway Friday, Dec. 9th 5 – 7 pm Bell Ringing Salvation Army, Le Sueur Sunday, Dec. 11th Third Sunday of Advent Trinity Ev. Lutheran 8:30 am Sunday School Church Adult Ed & Teen Times: Faith 500 West Church Street & News Belle Plaine, MN 56011 9:30 am Worship 952-873-6545 10:30 am Caroling Pastor Timothy Redfield Tuesday, Dec. 13th www.trinitybelleplaine.org 10:30 am Text Study Wednesday, December 7 Noon Ministerial Meeting 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper-7th 7:00 pm Bible Study and 8th Grade Families Wednesday, Dec. 14th 7 p.m. Advent Worship 6:30 pm Confirmation Service (Usher Team 3) Our Lady of The Prairie Thursday, December 8 6 p.m. Men’s Choir Practice Catholic Church - Belle 6 p.m. Confirmation Class Plaine Friday, December 9 Fr. Brian Lynch 6 p.m. Basketball Games @ 952-873-6564 Wednesday, December 7 Berea (Boys B Only) Saturday, December 10 8:00 am Rosary 11 a.m. Basketball Games8:30 am Mass 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Christ @ Trinity Sunday, December 11 Eucharistic Adoration 8 a.m. Bible Study 6:00 pm Mass, Immaculate Conception Vigil, Holy Day 9 a.m. Worship Service - K-2 and Men’s Choir Sing (Usher of Obligation Team 4/Video: Kaletka) Thursday, December 8 8:30 am Mass, Immaculate 10 a.m. Coffee Hour-Various Conception, Holy Day of Families 10:30 a.m. Adult and STiC Obligation 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Eucharistic Bible Study, Sunday School 11:45 a.m. Girl Pioneers Adoration Monday, December 12 Friday, December 9 7 p.m. Senior Choir Practice 8:00 am Rosary Tuesday, December 13 8:30 am Mass 1p.m. Trinity Knotters Saturday, December 10 7 p.m. BOSE Meeting 4:15 pm Mass 7 p.m. Financial Stewardship Sunday, December 11 Meeting 8:00 am Mass Wednesday, December 14 10:00 am Mass 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper 6:00 pm Mass Various Families Monday, December 12 7:00 p.m. Midweek Advent 11:00 am Mass Worship Service (Usher Team Tuesday, December 13 5) 8:00 am Rosary 8:30 am Mass 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Sand Creek Baptist Church Loving Serving and Eucharistic Adoration Obeying Christ Wednesday, December 14 Currently Meeting at 8:00 am Rosary #OMMITTEDTO9OU 312 Water St., Jordan 8:30 am Mass Bible Fellowship 9:00 am – 11:00 pm 9 a.m. Adult #OMFORT#ARE & Sunday School Eucharistic Adoration s#LEANINGS 10 a.m. Worship Service

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Farm Service Agency Extends Deadline for Committee Elections The deadline to submit ballots for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13 to return ballots to their local FSA offices. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office. FSA has modified the ballot, making it easily identifiable and less likely to be overlooked. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 13. Newly-elected committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2017. Nearly 7,700 FSA County Committee members serve FSA

offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office. One-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support, conservation, indemnity, disaster and emergency programs. Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the County Committee election. Approximately 1.5 million producers are currently eligible to vote. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, also may be eligible to vote.

New 60 MPH Speed Limit OK’d for Portions of Area Highways Drivers using Highway 5 from Highway 19 at Gaylord to Highway 212, Highway 13 north of Albert Lea and Highway 60 from Waterville to Kenyon will see speed limits raised from 55 mph to 60 mph on the twolane roadways, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). The speed limits become official once the new signs are in place. Motorists are expected to see the Highway 13 signs posted first, followed by the Highway 60 signs from Waterville to the east. Installation is taking place now and continuing in December until it’s completed. “A properly selected speed limit can increase the safety of the roadway by reducing the variation in actual vehicle operating speeds, and by setting realistic driver expectations for motorists trying to cross or enter a roadway,” said Michael Schweyen, transportation engineer for Mn/DOT District 6, an 11-county region in southeast Minnesota. Highway 60 from Kenyon to Zumbro Falls will have 60 mph signs installed in the near future. Additional highways in southeastern Minnesota will

be posted 60 mph, including highways 30 and 56, with more highways to be evaluated in the coming years. Not all highway segments will be raised to 60 mph. Only those segments where the applicable criteria are met will be raised to 60 mph. In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature directed Mn/DOT to evaluate its two-lane, two-way 55 mph highways to determine whether speed limits could be reasonably and safely increased on its 55 mph, two-lane segments. The statewide study will end in 2019. Mn/DOT’s study of each highway segment included: access points, shoulder width, roadway alignment, assessment of roadside hazards, crash rates and history, and an analysis of motorist speeds. Motorists might see MnDOT sign crews posting the signs along the highways now or later this season as other roadways become approved for the new 60 mph speed limit. Mn/ DOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

Big Band Candy Cane Christmas Concert Dec. 18 The Mankato Symphony Orchestra will perform the “Big Band Candy Cane Christmas” concert Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m. in the new Verizon Performing Arts Center. The concert features trumpeter Brad Shermock and jazz vocalist Judi Vinar, accompanied by a big band performers led by arranger and pianist Adi Yeshaya and the full symphony orchestra. The Candy Cane is an annual tradition; the big band spin is relatively new. This year’s concert mixes Tchaikovsky’s classical Nutcracker with Duke Ellington’s big band arrangement

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Belle Plaine Library 125 W Main St 952-873-6767 website: www.scottlib.org Library Hours: *New* Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm-8 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm **All Scott County Libraries will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th for Christmas. They will also be closed January 1st and 2nd for New Year’s Day. SPECIAL EVENTS Santa Visit Saturday 12/10 and Saturday 12/17 from 12 pm to 2 pm: Come visit Santa and get your picture taken. All pictures will be emailed to you, so you can print and share how you would like. 12/19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smalltown Eclectic and MELSA presents “Loud at the Library” Open Mic and Art Night Special guest The Belle Plaine High School Chamber Singers. They will join us to sing some holiday songs. Come join us at the library for another great open mic and art night. Enjoy local musical talents, local art display and refreshments. We encourage artists of all ages to sign up to perform and/or display their art. Please come 15 minutes early to sign up for mic time and to setup art displays. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Early Literacy Story Time began September 16. They will be every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. 12/9 ELC Winter 12/16 ELC Learning Fun 1/6 ELC Storytime Storytime Saturdays: Join us one Saturday a month from 10:30-11 for storytime and crafts. 12/17 from 10:30 am to 11 am 1/21 from 10:30 am to 11 am 2/25 from 10:30 am to 11 am NEW ON THE SHELF: Easy Readers: Dory’s Story by Bill Scollon Yo-Kai Are Real! A Pig, a Fox and a Box Police Cars King for a Day Meet Tracker! Brave Fire Truck by Melinda Melton Crow. Each of these easy readers emphasize simple words with one ending (such as ip-, ot-, etc.), using as many word family words as possible. Books contain colorful and simple illustrations which make them fun and easy to read! 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Cast Think Twice by Sarah Mlynowski Gemina The Illuminae Files -02 by Amie Kaugman My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul The Stand-In by Steve Bloom Non-Fiction: Central America on a Shoestring by Lonely Planet Knock em Dead Cover Letter by Martin Yate Knitting From the North by Hilary Grant Crafting With Wood Pallets by Becky Lamb The Big Book of Knit Stitches Eleanor Roosevelt The War Years and After by Blanche Wiesen Cook Frommer’s Easy Guide to Paris 2017 Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky Better Homes and Gardens: Anyone Can Cook Crochet Style by Jennifer Dougherty Hubble Stitch by Melanie de Miguel Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2017 The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy by Jean Kennedy Smith The Paleo Mediterranean Cookbook by Cecilia Dent Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Ian Nathan Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef The Curse of Cash by Kenneth S. 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Donations Via the School Board Monday (Dec. 5), Belle Plaine School District Superintendent Ryan Laager (left) and School Board Chairman Dan Gardner (right) presented the Belle Plaine Food Shelf with a check for $402 -- money donated by spectators at Belle Plaine High School’s fall musical, “Bye Bye Birdie” Nov. 17-20. Pat Ollhoff (center), food shelf operations manager, said he can stretch the donation to over $3,000 by shopping at Second Harvest Food Network.

Belle Plaine Police Report man was transported to an area hospital. Wednesday, Nov. 30 A woman from Janesville, Minn. was stopped near the intersection of Highway 169 and Meridian Street at 12:34 a.m. for failing to stop at a stop sign. She was also cited for driving without a license and without proof of insurance. Thursday, Dec. 1 A person on the 800 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 10:45 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital. Police responded at 9:25 p.m. to a smoke-filled, flooded apartment on the 200 block of West State Street. They found the oven turned on high and the sinks overflowing. A person was transported to an area hospital. A person on the 200 block of West State Street reported a domestic dispute at 10:15 p.m. A man had been verbally aggressive and destroyed property. Police cited a 40-year-old man for domestic assault (intent to cause fear). He was gone when police arrived. Friday, Dec. 2 Police took a report at 8:16 a.m. of a fight that took place during an activity the previous evening at a school on the 200 block of South Market Street. A person on the 600 block

of West Main Street reported at 9:18 a.m. the theft of a cell phone. Police are investigating. A 20-year-old man from Gibbon, Minn. was stopped at 10:11 p.m. near the intersection of North Elm and East Main streets for a speeding violation. He was also cited for driving after license revocation and jailed on an outstanding arrest warrant from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Saturday, Dec. 3 A person on the 100 block of South Meridian Street reported at 7:24 a.m. someone smashed their vehicle’s windshield overnight. Police are investigating. A person on the 200 block of South Market Street reported at 11:30 a.m. a possible violation of a restraining order. Police are investigating. A person on the 100 block of South Linden Street reported at 7:26 p.m. a group of children playing ding-dong ditch. A woman from Shakopee, 21, was stopped for speeding at 9:05 p.m. near the intersection of East Commerce Drive and South Elm Street. She was also cited for driving with a suspended license. Sunday, Dec. 4 A person on the 100 block of South Linden Street called for medical help at 7:04 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.

The week of Nov. 28-Dec. was from a grill that was left 4, Belle Plaine firefighters re- on. sponded to the following se- Saturday, Dec. 3 lected calls: Firefighters responded at 9:58 a.m. to a report of an explosion at the substation on North MarWednesday, Nov. 30 Firefighters responded at 2:46 ket Street. A squirrel shorted a.m. to a call for medical help out a transformer, knocking out from a person on the 17500 power throughout the city and block of Noel Avenue in Han- surrounding area. cock Township. A man was At 4:09 p.m., firefighters rehaving respiratory difficulty. sponded to a report of a tracHe was transported to an area hospital. At 3:57 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the ramp to northbound Highway 169 at East Main Street. Fuel had Deadline for bowling results is Monday at 12 noon. been spilled on the ramp. Mn/ DOT applied sand to the ramp Tuesday Night Ladies to avoid spin-outs. Dolls with Balls 5 Thursday, Dec. 1 Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter 4 4 A person on the 16600 block Sparetime 4 of Ohio Avenue in Hancock Meierbachtols 4 Township called for medical Hairs 2 U 3 help at 3:29 p.m. Firefighters G&H Ready Mix Neisen’s Corner Bar 1 assisted with the man’s care. High Game: Sydney Okoneski 204 He was transported to an area High Series: Krissy Voss 543, Judy hospital. keefer 537, Heidi Piche 514 City League Bowling Scores At 9:28 p.m., firefighters re59.5 sponded to an alarm on the 200 Neisen’s Corner Bar Tire & Auto 45.5 block of West State Street. They Co-op Ag Power 40.5 found smoke in an apartment Foline Auto 33.5 and sinks plugged. Firefighters Borough Bowl 28.5 used a thermal imaging camera Johan’s 8.5 to check the walls for excess High Game: Rick Svihel 290, Allen Jackson 269 High Series: Rick Sviheat from the stove. hel 732, Allen Jackson 693 Friday, Dec. 2 Commercial League Firefighters responded at 8:46 Neisen’s Corner 11 8 a.m. to a report of a gas leak 3G Drainage 8 at a house on the 300 block of Kiecker Law South Willow Street. The gas

tor fire near the intersection of Raven Road and 270th Street in Blakeley Township. A tractor plowing a field caught on fire. It was a total loss. Sunday, Dec. 4 Firefighters responded at 2:46 p.m. to a report of a car fire near the intersection of Highway 169 and Old Highway 169 Boulevard. The fire was out when firefighters arrived.

The week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Belle Plaine police responded to the following selected calls:

Monday, Nov. 28 A person on the 900 block of Meadow Place reported at 1:22 p.m. a case of credit card fraud. Tuesday, Nov. 29 A person on the 300 block of Evergreen Street reported at 3:39 a.m. a missing child. The child had snuck out of the house and was located at a friend’s house. A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 7:49 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital. A person on the 100 block of South Linden Street called for medical help at 9:52 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital. A person on the 900 block of East Main Street called for medical help at 10:53 a.m. A man was transported to an area hospital. A person on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive reported a woman had run into a business, leaving an infant child and a dog in the vehicle. The officer advised the woman this was not acceptable. A person on the 800 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 2:49 p.m. A

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

in the mailbox.â€? The ďŹ rst winter storm tied up this area. Trains were delayed for hours and highways blocked. There were no busses through for three days. Following the storm, the mercury sank to 20 below zero. Owen Sullivan, a longtime resident of the St. Thomas community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nicholas C. Moore, in that parish. Father Dobblin conducted the funeral service. Radios were the popular item being advertise that holiday season.

120 Years Ago (1896)

Santa’s Helpers Fourteen retired Belle Plaine businessmen were Santa’s helpers on Dec. 9, 1986 packing bags of goodies to be given away to children that coming Saturday at a free movie at the junior high gym. The bags were stuffed with candy, apples and peanuts. The group included Mark Huber, Garmain Wagner, Dave Soller, Don Weldon, LeRoy Solheid, Oliver Ruck, Ed Witt, Al Peterka, Joe Blaha, Fran Huber, Paul Melchior and Matt Tholkes. Not pictured are Brad Stradcutter and Ron Hennen. boys’ basketball team split its ďŹ rst two games of the season, defeating Henderson 74-41 and losing to Montgomery 5140. Matt Lenz scored 20 points against Henderson and Mark Johnson was top scorer against Montgomery with 15 points. The Tiger girls’ basketball team had a 2-2 record after its ďŹ rst four games after winning two of three games that week, losing 53-41 to Montgomery and beating Arlington 43-37 and Winthrop 41-35. Julie Halquist led the Tigers in scoring all three games with 24, 26 and 17 points. The BPHS wrestling team easily won the Brownton Tournament with victories over Faribault BA (43-6) and Brownton 39-21. Paul Murphy, Andy Fogarty and Jeff Bahr were among the double winners for the Tigers.

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was in the process of revising its guidelines regarding access to the metro phone system, for which Belle Plaine’s petition to join would be the ďŹ rst one to be acted on under the revised guidelines. Belle Plaine’s original time table for installation (about one year) could still be met, said the PUC. Maxine Kruschke, founder of the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women in Belle Plaine, was one of 10 women to receive the 1986 McKnight Foundation Award for Human Services. The 10 were selected among a pool of 133 nominees. The Minnesota Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Le Sueur to hear public opinion on choosing a site for a rest area on Highway 169. Seven sites, ranging in size from 23 to 35 acres, on Highway 169 between Highway 19 and Le Sueur were being considered. Craig Churchward, landscape architect for the project, said the safety rest areas had been a statewide coordinated program since 1969. Youth Cristi Renne portrayed Saint Lucia at the Belle Plaine Historical Society’s Christmas party that Sunday afternoon at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House. The theme of that year’s party was “Swedish Christmas.â€? Cristi was the greatgranddaughter of Alfred Hillstrom, who lived in the house in the early 1900s. Because of the lack of snow, there were no sleigh of cutter rides. A free Walt Disney Movie, “Mickey’s Christmas,â€? a visit by Santa and a bag of goodies awaited youngsters in Belle Plaine that Saturday afternoon in the junior high auditorium. The Belle Plaine junior and senior high choirs would present a holiday concert the night of Dec. 15 at the high school. The choirs were directed by Paul Zabel. The Belle Plaine High School

60 Years Ago (1956)

Santa Claus was coming to Belle Plaine. Youngsters all over the area were invited to go to the grade school building and view movies and receive a package of goodies from Santa. The committee arranging the program consisted of M.G. Lindquist, Chas. Haas, Virgil Herrmann, Harold Wolpern and Ed Smith. A University of Minnesota bulletin listed the following students from Belle Plaine at the University: Phyllis Dianne Chard, Thomas Devine, Peter Johnson, Lee Lynch, Robert Newell, Brendan O’Brien, Mary Stoppelmann. From Blakeley were Lester Tesch and Mary Trimbo. Belle Plaine’s famed Nativity Scene was set up in a new location, facing T.H. 25 across the street from the Episcopal Church block. With a ood light at night, it presented the central Christmas theme in a striking manner. The state railroad and ware-

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house commission granted the Omaha railroad permission to discontinue two trains running through here. One picked up bulk mail and the other was an early-morning train going to the Twin City. The post ofďŹ ce stated that a mail truck service would be instituted and would furnish better service than rail. At a meeting of the Le Sueur County Statehood Centennial Committee, it was decided to undertake the writing of a history of Le Sueur County. Francis Singer, county superintendent of schools, and Ted Zimmerman, Le Center postmaster, were co-chairman of the county history committee. Barbara Willson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Willson, joined the Women’s Air Force. She was salutatorian of the Belle Plaine High School class of 1954. A record turnout of over 650 creamery patrons and wives were the response to the 39th annual meeting of the Belle Plaine Creamery Association. The feature event was the distribution of the annual dividend checks, which totalled $28,000. Annual reports showed the creamery did a gross business of $1,022,615.02 with income received from the following sources: butter ($741,386.06), buttermilk ($6,622.78), skim milk ($251,015.19), milk ($14,520.04), cream ($7,829.20) and interest earned ($1,241.75). At the annual meeting of the Belle Plaine Creamery Association, John Stier and Myron Sass were unanimously elected to the board of directors. The L.A.A.O.H. elected the following new ofďŹ cers: County Pres. Mrs. Harold Madden, Div. Pres. Mrs. Jay Bailey, Vice Pres. Mrs. John McCue, Fin. Sec. Mrs. Stephen Mahoney, Rec. Sec. Mrs. Emmett McCue, Treas. Mrs. Robert Weldon, Mistress-at-Arms Mrs. Edwin Sharkey, Sent. Mrs. Edw. McCormick, Chr. of Irish History Mrs. Thos. Fogarty and Chr. of Standing Committee Mrs. Michael Fogarty. A serious automobile accident occurred on the new doublelane highway 169 about ďŹ ve miles east of Belle Plaine, sending two people to the hospital. Mrs. Harold Lawrence and John Cullen were hospitalized with injuries suffered in the mishap. Stanley Earl Luedloff, son of Earl and May (Wolter) Luedloff of Bongards, died at the Glencoe hospital. He was 12 years old. East Union Lutheran Church

was rededicated with special services upon completion of an extensive redecorating and remodelling program that had been going on for several months.

90 Years Ago (1926)

The feature of the Christmas program in Belle Plaine that year was the erection and decoration of a big Christmas tree in the center of town, about which the program was to be held. Mrs. Mary Lehnert, one of the pioneers of Blakeley Township, celebrated her 97th birthday that week. F.J. Keup and J.G. McRaith were awarded a silver loving cup at the Mankato banquet of southern Minnesota Chevrolet dealers. The Belle Plaine ďŹ rm was tops in sales the preceding month. Ronald Madden made shipment of 52 porkers from his Sibley County farm to the South St. Paul market and drew a check of more than $1,200. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rolf and two children of Hancock Township boarded the train at Belle Plaine for a trip to California, where they planned to spend a considerable part of winter. The new Larson creamery, which had been under construction at Gotha that summer and fall, went into operation. It was considered a model country creamery building. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Doheny of Jessenland departed for California for the winter. Joseph Smith, last Civil War veteran living in Jordan, died at age 80. Fire on the Martin Meger farm in Derrynane Township destroyed the combination granary, corn crib and garage, all under one roof, and with it burned a Ford car. Belle Plaine ďŹ remen made the run over slippery roads and prevented the spread of the ames. Rural mail carriers made their annual winter appeal – “put stamps on letters, not pennies You need it now more than ever

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Mild weather came and farmers turned to corn husking again. Henry Regan of St. Thomas bought nine lots in back of Sacred Heart Church and planned to erect a house on them and move into Belle Plaine. Another carload of New York apples came into town. Local merchants announced they would be sold at half the usual price, and the usual price was $2.50 to $3.50 a barrel. E.E. Chard was chosen head of the local Masonic lodge. Others named as ofďŹ cers were P. Bills Jr., Jas. McConnell, S. Bowler, F.J. Whitlock, A.F. Hillstrom, F.H. Kahle, L.H. Kahle, J.H. Johnson and John McConnell. Warrants were sworn out against ďŹ ve men for selling liquor to a minor. A considerable portion of the male population of Jordan was in a race to see which one would land the post ofďŹ ce job. The Christmas stores of the period were advertising photograph albums, celluloid goods, necktie boxes, sachet powders, wall pockets and easels.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Belle Plaine Christmas 2016 What a wonderful opening to the Christmas Season the Belle Plaine community had on Thursday, December 1. Most of the festive events took place in and around the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House. There was something for everyone. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there for the young and young at heart. There were things for the older folks to enjoy and to remember of Christmas Past. Henretta Stiles, who lived in the home, was there to greet visitors and share happenings of Holidays gone by. There were indoor and outdoor events for everyone to enjoy on a wonderful winter evening. Horse drawn wagon rides, reindeer to see up close, a bonďŹ re, music, caroling, snacks, hot drinks, and the Community Christmas Tree lighting were all included in the evening activities. Photo ops were everywhere. The nearby historic TransďŹ guration Church was open for viewing with a performance by the Community Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus would like to recognize the leadership and volunteers of the organizations involved. And also, we appreciate the business and organizations that provided sponsorships and funds for the event. It was the children, parents, and community members who came out to enjoy the party that made the evening such a success. To the Belle Plaine Community: a big pat on the back for a job well done. Thank you for letting us be a part, Santa & Mrs. Claus

Support Group Hosting Annual Memorial for Victims of Suicide Family, friends and anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide are invited to attend a Memorial Service held by the suicide grief support group next Tuesday (Dec. 13) in New Prague. The service is an annual event held during the Christmas season to honor and remember those who have been lost to suicide. The service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic Health System, 301 2nd Street NE in New Prague.

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Carver County OKs Solar Garden in Watertown Twp. After months of debate and a perceived threat of litigation from those proposing and opposing a solar garden along Highway 7 in Watertown Township, the Carver County Board recently approved a conditional-use permit for the project by a 3-2 margin. The approval came several weeks after the board voted directed staff to draw up socalled findings of fact rejecting the plan. NextEra and TruNorth are proposing the facility on 22 acres of a 68-acre parcel owned by Bruce Lenzen, the Waconia Patriot recently reported. The facility’s 17,604 solar panels will

generate up to 4.4 megawatts of electricity for the regional grid for 35 years until the facility is scheduled for decommissioning. Opponents of the solar garden claim the facility will have negative impacts on traffic and a nearby equestrian facility. They also claim the facility does not belong in an agricultural area. County Attorney Mark Metz said the proposal is suitable for the land up to this stage, though Metz conceded he is not an expert on comprehensive planning. With the threat of possible litigation from proponents and opponents of the proposed so-

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lar garden, commissioners met behind closed doors before the meeting. An attorney for residents asked the board about deleted minutes from a previous meeting where commissioners directive staff to prepare findings of fact against the solar garden. Commissioners Tim Lynch of Hollywood Township and Randy Maluchnik voted against the proposal. Lynch represents Watertown Township. Maluchnik is expecting litigation for approving the solar garden as well as possible litigation against the board for allegedly violating Minnesota’s open meeting law.

by: Loni Graham Father James Burns will celebrate our next mass here at St. Thomas, at 4 p.m., on Saturday, December 24. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates mass at St. Annes in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Mary Jean Halloran played with the New Prague Area Community Band at the Guthrie on Saturday, and they will be performing again at St. Wenceslaus for the New Prague Community Christmas concert on Sunday December 11 at 3 p.m. Emily Hoehn and Trey Shafto were married in a beautiful ceremony on December 3 near Kearney, Nebraska in a little country church, where genera-

tions of the Shaftos have been married. Many of Emily’s cousins from Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa and New Jersey were on hand to help celebrate, along with nine of her dad’s 11 siblings. The bride is the granddaughter of Cletus and Alice Burns Hoehn and is two generations from St. Thomas. Congratulations to Ashlyn Simon, daughter of Travis and Allie of St. Thomas, who was crowned one of the Little Czech Ambassadors during the European Christmas event at the Park Ballroom on Sunday. Pat, Kay and Amber Burns, Doc, Mike and Paula O’Connell

and Mike and Sue O’Brien joined a good crowd at Wise Furniture Store in Le Sueur and took in the holiday parade and fireworks Friday. Following the downtown celebration Charlie Moore and friends entertained at his home with great food, friends, great music and Joanie Wacker was hostess with the mostess. Its beginning to ‘feel’ a lot like Christmas... From the archives, “ A large number of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Duane at St. Thomas to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary.” BPH 12/5/1926.

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COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close December 12, 2006 Jordan, Minnesota NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 1:00 p.m., December 12, 2006, by Mitchell J. Rasmussen, County Highway Engineer, Scott County, Jordan, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners of said County for the construction of the following project. Proposals will be opened and read publicly by the County Highway Engineer in the Scott County Highway Department Offices, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. 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/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS 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 FederalAid 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

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 23, 2003 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $465,000.00 MORTGAGOR: Anderson Family Homes, a Minnesota partnership. MORTGAGEE: ProGrowth Bank, a Minnesota corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Mortgage, Assignment of Leases & Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Financing Statement filed on December 29, 2003 in the office of the County Recorder of Scott County, Minnesota as Document No. A639825, which mortgage was modified by a certain Modification of Mortgage dated September 7, 2004 and filed September 22, 2004 as Document No. A672396. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 2, Block 2, Hickory Hollow. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE,

INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $666,034.73 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding, 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: December 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. PLACE OF SALE: Scott County Law Enforcement Center, Scott County SheriffĘźs Office, Civil Unit, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneysĘź fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor, their personal representatives or assigns. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORĘźS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES 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: October 11, 2006 PROGROWTH BANK, Mortgagee LINDQUIST & VENNUM, P.L.L.P. By John J. Bowden Attorneys for Mortgagee 4200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 (612) 371-3968 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2006.

versal that directly led to taking the Panther wrestler to his back for a pin fall call at 3:12. Gaining a dominating win at 220 pounds was Scott West sophomore Calvin Menke. Menke took a 2-0 lead into the second period and that is when he would power drive Dominic Devine to his back for a matchending pin fall at 2:19. Panther heavyweight Ben Alexander and Trojan Tony Wacker closed out the match, with Alexander winning 3-0 to make the ďŹ nal score 47-19. “Overall, it was a pretty good night of wrestling for us and it was good to see a nice crowd on hand,â€? states Ripley.â€? Following its big win over New Prague, Scott West returned to action at the Lakeville North Invitational on Saturday. It was a dominating team championship performance as the Panthers amassed 262.5 team points to easily distance themselves from the 12-team ďŹ eld and runner-up Hudson, Wisconsin’s 167.5 points. “Again, overall we had a good day of wrestling,â€? states Ripley. “We had all 14 of our wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight bracket and we won six of seven championship bouts.â€? Winning titles for Scott West were Jacob Strack, Justin Stauffacher, Jackson Stauffacher, Parker Huss, Jack Fogarty and Tyler Buesgens. Calvin Menke also advanced to the ďŹ nals and took second. Tyler Shackle, Jacob Hill and Dylan Aslakson placed third, while Tariq Smith and Jon Huss took fourth. In addition, it was freshman Jace Demmers picking up his ďŹ rst varsity wins to place ďŹ fth. Ben Alexander ďŹ nished sixth at heavyweight. Scott West has an important and busy week of dual meet action coming up as it will travel to Mankato East this Thursday night. Included will be a match against Hutchinson, which will be a rematch of the Section 2AA team championship meet last season that was won by Scott West 43-21. The Panthers will also wrestle Mankato East and Austin Thursday night. On Friday night, the Panthers will Scott County be at Eden Prairie, where they Board Proceedings will be wrestling against Eden Prairie and AAA’s #12-rated Eastview. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 (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 9:01 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Ulrich, presiding, Commissioner Marschall, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Vogel, and Commissioner Hennen. (2) Chair Ulrich noted the addition to the agenda of the appointment of Aldeen Goehring to the Board of Adjustment/ Planning Advisory Commission. (3) On a motion by Commissioner Hennen, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the Minutes of October 24, 2006 were approved. (4) On a motion by Commissioner Vogel, moved, seconded by Commissioner Hennen, the following items were approved unanimously. A copy of each resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and made a part of this record by reference. A. Application to Sell 3.2 Malt Liquor at Retail for 2007 of Ronald L. Edmiston DBA Superamerica #4439 in Jackson Township, Jams R. Hupp DBA Holiday Stationstore #246 in Jackson Township, and Joleen Yong DBA Suzette Inc. in St. Lawrence Township. B. Application for Precious Metal Dealer License of Mark A. Smith, DBA PawnXChange in Shakopee. C. Receipt of funding from the MN Department of Public Safety for administration of the Safe Communities Grant in the amount of $40,300 effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 to be shared by the Safe Communities Coalition. D. Resolution No. 2006-160; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2005 Overlay Projects to Buffalo Bituminous Inc. in the Amount of $25,000.00. E. Resolution No. 2006-163; Authorizing Entering Into Cooperative Agreements With the Cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake for Phase 2 Construction of the Southbridge Transit Station. F. Resolution No. 2006-164; Honoring Joseph Graham Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. G. Resolution No. 2006-165; Honoring Joshua Gunter Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. H. Resolution No. 2006-166; Honoring Sam Ringstad Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. I. Payroll processing of personnel actions indicated below and certified by the Employee Relations Director and the Appointing Authority to be in compliance with provisions of Minnesota Statutes 375.56 - 375.71 and the Scott County Merit Personnel System:

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Carver County Sheriff’s deputies have narrowed their search for Andrew John Stifter to the southeast quadrant of Lake Waconia. They are preparing to continue the search if he is not found before ice forms on the lake. Tuesday morning (Dec. 6), Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud said the search of land around the lake has been effectively completed. A team of deputies using sonar from a boat is searching the southeast section of the lake. The lake is 10 to 12 feet deep in the area. Divers will only enter the water if the sonar indicates the potential of Stifter’s body being located, Kamerud said. Should divers be unable to find Stifter, 35, before ice forms on the lake, the crews will “change their tactics” and search the lake using probes and cameras in-

The Cologne City Council sent the town baseball team two messages Monday night (Dec. 5), one informing the Hollanders they’ll have to pay excess costs of ballpark improvements and the other a somewhat subtle point addressing control over the use of the ballpark and the cost of operating the lights. The Hollanders asked the city council to pay the excess costs -- $641.50 – for concrete work above and beyond the $10,000 grant they received from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, in-kind labor and a $2,762.50 donation from Cologne Fire Relief Association. The grant from the Twins was to improve the two dugouts at Fritz Field in Cologne. The concrete bases the dugouts sat on were removed, new bases were established and new dugouts built earlier this fall. Improved steps up the hill to the concession stand were also added to the project. Councilor Kyle Evenski estimated the uncovered costs of the ballpark improvement project could be closer to $900 once the permitting fees are included into the final cost of the ballpark improvement project. Council members, led by Mayor Scott Williams and Councilor Jeff McInnis, declined the request. “They knew what they had to work with on that project,” Williams said. “I don’t feel the city

serted through holes cut into the ice. Kamerud said the underwater search would be somewhat easier because the clarity of the water improves and underwater vegetation lays down after ice covers the surface. The search for Stifter began Saturday afternoon (Nov. 26) after a caller informed deputies

she saw an unoccupied paddleboard about 100 feet off the shoreline. Deputies arrived and learned Stifter, 35, had gone to Lake Waconia to photograph wildlife from his paddleboard. Sheriff’s deputies could see Stifter’s paddleboard offshore, but could not see Stifter. Deputies were able to go out to the paddleboard on a patrol boat and observed the paddleboard was upright and anchored, with a personal flotation device tethered to the front of the board. The deputies began their search efforts for Stifter. Deputies have searched over the lake using unmanned aerial cameras and Minnesota State Patrol helicopters. Carver County Sheriff’s deputies recovered property believed to belong to Stifter, but were unable to find Stifter during Monday’s (Nov. 28) search.

Former Chatfield Principal Among Finalists for Chaska District’s Top Job Jamesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Superintendent Bill Adams, the former principal at Chatfield Elementary School in Belle Plaine, is one of the finalists for the superintendent’s job in Chaska-based Eastern Carver County School District. Adams was principal at Chatfield for three years before leaving Belle Plaine for the top job in JWP in 2012. He is one of six finalists for the ECC position. Interviews began Monday (Dec. 5), the Chaska Herald recently reported. Today (Dec.

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SCOTT COUNTY

child health, supplemental nutrition programs. Culture and Recreation involves cultural and recreational activities maintained for the benefit of county residents and visitors. These activities include county libraries, parks, and other recreation programs. Conservation involves activities designed to conserve and develop such natural resources as water, soil, and forests and includes such programs as soil and water conservation, county extension, water planning, and other. Economic Development activities are directed toward SCOTTeconomically COUNTY developing the area encompassed by the county and providing assistance to, and opportunity for, economically disadvantaged persons or businesses. SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA

SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015

statement of net position STATEMENT OF NET POSITION DECEMBER 31,31, 2015 2015 December

The purpose of this Report is to provide a summary of financial information concerning Scott County for interest citizens. Questions about this report should be directed to Steve Jones at (952) 496-8765. A FULL AND COMPLETE COPY OF THE COUNTY FINANCIAL STATEMENT IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING STEVE JONES, OR BY WRITING TO FINANCIAL ANALYST, SCOTT COUNTY FINANCE, 200 FOURTH AVENUE WEST, SHAKOPEE, MN 55379-1220.

COUNTY OFFICIALS Elected

Office Commissioners District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5

Name

Telephone number

Joe Wagner Tom Wolf Michael Beard Barbara Marschall Jon Ulrich

(952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100

Attorney Sheriff

Ronald Hocevar Kevin Studnicka

(952) 496-8240 (952) 496-8300

Gary Shelton Dan Ekholm Michael Thompson Cindy Geis Lezlie Vermillion James Hentges Anthony Winiecki Pam Selvig James Hentges Jerry Brua

(952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8178 (952) 496-8100 (952) 496-8100

Appointed Administrator Agricultural Inspector Assessor Auditor Deputy Administrator Drainage Inspector Highway Engineer Human Services Director Surveyor Veterans Services Director

Key Indicator Estimated Population Total Tax Capacity Percent of Property Taxes Collected

Percent Increase (Decrease)

Total Prior

141,660

139,672

1.4

158,806,171

158,646,339

0.1

99.4%

99.2%

0.2

Total General Revenues

68,506,463

67,701,327

1.2

Total Program Revenues

61,531,720

66,268,650

(7.1)

Assets Cash and pooled investments Petty cash and change funds Cash with fiscal agent OPEB revocable trust investments Taxes receivable Prior - net Accounts receivable - net Accrued interest receivable Loan receivable Due from other governments Inventories Prepaid items Restricted assets Cash and pooled investments Capital assets Non-depreciable Depreciable - net of accumulated depreciation Total Assets

$

Governmental activities

109,456,047

Business-type activities

-

115,611,219 -

(5.3) -

Capital Assets: Governmental activities

393,109,204

Business-type activities

-

Total Outstanding Net Bonded Debt of County General obligation

83,843,021

380,173,032 -

88,079,708

3.4 -

(4.8)

Revenue supported

-

-

-

Special assessment

-

-

-

Other debt Bond Rating on Most Recent General Obligation Bond Issue

3,104,569

2,703,853

AAA

AA+

14.8

6,432,807 101,414 5,290 350,000 165,704 152,548

114,182,613 278,926,591 505,274,321

$ $

6,193,054 6,193,054

$ $

2,054,966 879,101 1,991,831 473,264 1,219,280 685,152 1,396,474

16,414,679

$

8,377,061 51,975,549 83,975,052

$

690,675 690,675

$ $

530,848 39,095 246,059 746,429 332,315 173,024

4,005,000 2,057,220 445,748 3,372,347

1,670,000 56,560 73,066

$

79,838,021 1,047,349 37,223,708 5,056,583 1,894,124 143,640,168

$

45,670,000 2,908,237 314,984 28,146 21,023 52,809,786

$

3,952,012

$

$

309,266,183

$

20,072,776 394,921 2,034,616 2,548,938 218,922 14,214 891,637 1,066,467 205,220 105,113 301,019 128,221 198,959 235,273 232,998 96,276 25,863,442 363,875,195

18,487,713 1,352,218 5,100,789 6,915,221 31,855,941

SCOTT COUNTY'S 2015 GOVER 2015 Revenues by Source

$

$

scott county’s 2015 governmental fund finances

The notes to the financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

2015 Revenues by Source

Total Government-Wide Net Position Governmental activities

$

-

Liabilities Accounts payable Salaries payable Contracts payable Retainage payable Due to other governments Accrued interest payable Security deposit payable Unearned revenue Long-term liabilities: Due within one year General obligation bonds payable Revenue bonds payable Loans payable Claims payable Compensated absences Due in more than one year General obligation bonds payable Revenue bonds payable Loans payable Net pension obligation Net other post employment benefit obligation Non current liabilities other Compensated absences Total Liabilities

Net Position Net investment in capital assets Restricted for Debt service Equipment replacement Solid waste MNDOT allotments Gravel pit closure Veterans services Local recycling program SCORE E911 Aquatic invasive species program Carrying permits Sheriff's contingency Conservation of natural resources Transportation initiative Law library Regional rail authority Other purposes Unrestricted Total Net Position

58,057,539 7,890 19,265,490 12,306,772 653,479 819,966 77,308 1,737,633 18,340,134 897,091 1,815

Deferred Inflows of Resources Deferred pension inflows

Total Expenses:

Component Unit Community Development Agency

Primary Government Governmental Activities

Deferred Outflow of Resources Deferred charges on refunding Deferred pension outflows Total Deferred Outflows of Resources

A PROFILE OF SCOTT COUNTY Total Current

wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Investment Earnings 1% Charges for Services 8%

Other 3%

SCOTT COUNTY'S 2015 GOVERNMENTAL FUND FINANCES 363,875,195

Business-type activities

-

377,249,797 -

720 707 2015 Revenues by Source

Total Number of Full-Time Employees

A User’s Guide to County Financial Statements

(3.5) 1.8

2015 General Expenditures by Function

Taxes 46%

The following definitions will help citizens understand the terminology that is used in the county’s financial statement. Basic Financial Statements Scott County’s basic financial statements consists of three parts: government-wide financial statements, fund finanIntergovernmental cial statements, and notes to the financial statements. The management’s discussion and analysis and certain budget41% Licenses & Permits ary comparison schedules1 are required to accompany the basic financial statements and, therefore, are included as 1% required supplementary information. Government-wide financial statements display information about the county’s financial reporting entity as a whole, except for its fiduciary activities. These statements should present separate information for the governmental 2015 General Expenditures by Function and business-type activities of the county (primary government), as well as for its component units. Fund financial statements display separate financial information for the county’s governmental, proprietary, and Investment Earnings Otherfunds is presented separately for major fiduciary funds. Information for governmental and enterprise proprietary Economic General 3%fiduciary fund information is presented in funds and the aggregate total for non major funds.1% Internal services and Capital Outlay Development aggregate by fund type.Charges for Services Government 23% 1% 8% provides additional information and disclosure for information in the financial Notes to the financial statements 24% statements. Taxesrevenues, Governmental activities are generally activities of the county financed through taxes, intergovernmental Intergovernmental and other nonexchange revenues. These activities are usually reported in governmental funds and internal 46% service 0% funds. Business-type activities are county activities financed in whole or in part by fees charged to external parties for Public Safety goods or service. These activities are usually reported in enterprise funds. Conservation of 14% Financial reporting entity consists of the primary government (county), organizations for which the county is Natural Resources financially accountable, and other organizations for which the nature and significance of their relationship with the 3% county are such that exclusion would cause the reporting entity’s financial statements to be misleading or incomplete. Highways and The nucleus of a county’s financial reporting entity is the primary government, the county. Intergovernmental SCOTT COUNTY SCOTT COUNTY Primary government is41% a term used in connection with defining the financial reporting entity. The primary governStreets Licenses & Permits SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA ment is the focus of the financial reporting entity. For the county, the primary government represents the financial SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA 8% Culture and 1% activities, funds, or accounts directly under the control of the county board. Exhibit 7 Recreation Component unit describes a legally separate organization for which the county board is financially accountable. Sanitation Health In addition, component units can be other organizations for which the nature and significance of their relationship 4% Human Services Transit 0% 1% with the county are such that exclusion would cause the reporting entity’s financial statements to be misleading or 19% 3% incomplete. STATEMENT OF NET POSITION County Governmental Fund Types STATEMENT OF NET POSITION The General Fund is the general operating fund of the county. It is used to account for all financial resources, except PROPRIETARY FUNDS PROPRIETARY FUNDS those that are required to be accounted for in another fund. DECEMBER 31, 2015 DECEMBER 31, 2015 Special Revenue Funds are used to account for the proceeds of specific revenue sources that are legally restricted Statement of net position for specified purposes. Governmental proprietary funds Debt Service Funds are used to account for the accumulation of resources for, and the payment of principal, interest, and related costs of general long-term debt. Activities December 31, 2015 Capital Projects Funds are used to account for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of Internal major capital facilities. Service Funds County Proprietary Funds Internal Service Funds are used to report any activity that provides goods or services to other funds, departments, or agencies of the primary government and its component units, or to other governments, on a cost reimbursement basis. Assets Assets County Fiduciary Funds Current Assets: Investment Trust Funds are used to report governmental external investment pools that are maintained by the Current Assets: county for other entities. Cash and pooled investments $ 5,337,013 Cash and pooled investments Agency Funds are used to account for assets held by the county as an agent for individuals, private organizations, OPEB revocable trust investments 12,306,772 other governments, and/or other funds; fur example, taxes collected and held by a county for a school district. OPEB revocable trust investments Character Classification of County Expenditures Taxes receivable Taxes receivable The county’s governmental expenditures are classified by character or the periods expenditures are presumed to Prior 11,746 benefit. The county has the following character classifications: Prior Current operating expenditures are presumed to benefit the current fiscal period. Accrued interest receivable 6,894 Accrued interest receivable Debt services are presumed to benefit prior fiscal periods as well as current and future periods and includes amount expended for the payment of principal, interest, and other costs associated with debt. Capital outlays are presumed to benefit current and future fiscal periods and include amounts expended for the Total Assets $ 17,662,425 Total Assets construction or acquisition of county capital assets. Intergovernmental represent resources transferred by to the county to other governments. Classification of County Functions Functions are a group of related activities aimed at accomplishing a major service or regulatory program for which the county is responsible. The county has the following function classifications: The General Government function include expenditures for general county activities such as the county commissioners, county administration, county attorney’s office, county finance office, the planning and zoning office, and other county general service office. Liabilities Liabilities Public Safety relates to the objective of protection of persons and property and includes expenditures for corrections Current Liabilities: activities, operations of the sheriff’s department, the county jail, civil defense, and emergency services. Current Liabilities: Highways and Streets includes expenditures relating to the construction and maintenance of county highways and Claims payable 445,748 Claims payable streets. Transit involves expenditures for operation of the public transit system. Human Services represents activities designed to provide public assistance and institutional care for individuals Netchild Position Net Position unable to provide essential needs for themselves. These programs include child support collection, welfare, chemical dependency, medical assistance, and others. Health involves all activities involved in the conservation and improvement of public health. This function includes Netmaternal position and unrestricted $ 17,216,677 expenditures for the county public health department, home health aid services, other nursing services, Net position unrestricted


wednesday, December 7, 2016

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN FUND EXPENSES, NET POSITION STATEMENT OF REVENUES, AND CHANGES IN FUND NET POSITION statement Statement of revenues, expenses, and PROPRIETARY FUNDS PROPRIETARY FUNDS changes netDECEMBER position FOR in THEfund YEAR ENDED 31, 2015 FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015

proprietary funds for the year ended December 31, 2015

Operating Revenues

Operating Revenues

Charges for services

Charges for services

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Governmental Activites Internal Services Funds

Governmental Activites Internal Revenues Services Funds Taxes

PAGE eleven of revenues, expenditiures, and changes in fund balance funds STATEMENT governmental OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS for the year December 31, 2015 FOR THE ended YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015

$

Licenses and permits

12,497,302

$

2,285,180 $

14,782,482

$

$

1,054,415

$

6,874,713

Capital Improvement $

Debt Service

Funds

Nonmajor

1,568,620 $

6,708,370 $

39,055

-

-

-

-

150,948

190,003

1,402,651

-

-

-

-

520

1,403,171

1,991,398

-

627,550

55,057,614

886,304

-

233,345

11,223,353

$

62,376,322

12,497,302

31,707,166

1,287,885

Fines and forfeits 2,285,180

10,052,334

51,370

-

826,231

-

-

-

-

-

80,156

-

-

-

-

-

80,156

566,585

13,676

17,139

994,891

Miscellaneous

14,782,482

Total Revenues

2,221,734

19,443,615

-

Total

Charges for services

Gifts and contributions

Total Operating Revenues

46,170,204

Road & Bridge Construction

Intergovernmental

Investment earnings

Total Operating Revenues

Watershed Management Organization

General

Special assessments

$

SCOTT COUNTY SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA

140,170

61,213

$

93,066,116

$

$

28,347,551

$

2,468,559

54,492

3,971 $

26,462,469

202,829

826,231

20,239

-

2,888

$

4,521,053 $

6,911,199 $

1,032,390 $

134,461,786

2,310,045

$

-

-

Expenditures

Expenses

Current

Expenses

Professional services

General government

13,696,301

Professional services

Public safety 13,696,301 Highways and streets Sanitation

Operating Income (Loss)

$

Operating Income (Loss)

Nonoperating Revenues (Expenses)

1,086,181

$

Nonoperating Revenues (Expenses)

Property taxes

Property taxes

$

Investment earnings

Investment earnings

1,021,297

$

206,565

Transit

1,086,181

Human services

189,449 $

28,537,000

16,363,514

-

-

-

-

532,532

16,896,046

9,463,211

-

-

-

-

225,215

9,688,426

367,426

-

-

-

-

-

367,426

3,214,598

-

-

-

-

-

3,214,598

1,227,862

$

SCOTT COUNTY SCOTT$COUNTY 2,314,043 Change in Net Position SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTASHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA Exhibit 10

Change in Net Position Net Position - January 1

-

-

-

-

-

23,342,814

-

-

-

-

-

1,710,630

Culture and recreation

4,479,431

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Conservation of natural resources

583,502

2,979,886

Economic development

1,021,297

952,381

-

Highways and206,565 streets

187,442

-

Intergovernmental

Principal Interest

1,227,862

Total Expenditures

2,314,043

-

-

-

-

-

-

89,012,500

$

$

4,053,616

$

59,721

$

Exhibit 10

14,902,634

Transfers in

$ 17,216,677 Net Position December 31 STATEMENT STATEMENT OF -FIDUCIARY NET POSITION OF FIDUCIARY NET POSITION

$

FIDUCIARY FUNDS FIDUCIARY FUNDS fiduciary net DECEMBER 31, 2015 position DECEMBER 31, 2015

Statement of fiduciary funds December 31, 2015

$

ts

Assets

and pooled investments

Cash and pooled investments

ued interest receivable

Accrued interest receivable

$

Agency Investment Funds Trusts

52,111

$

1,384,096 $ 263

52,111 68

73,265

-

$

52,179

$

1,457,624 $

52,179

$

-

$

15,506 $ 1,442,118

-

1,457,624 $

-

$

52,179

Liabilities

ounts payable

Accounts payable

to other governments

Due to other governments

Total Liabilities

Position

-

Total Liabilities

$

-

$

$

52,179

-

Net Position

position, held in trust for pool participants Net position, held in trust for pool participants

SCOTT COUNTY SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA

balance sheet BALANCE SHEET governmental funds GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS DECEMBER 31, 31, 2015 2015 December Watershed Management Organization

General

Assets Cash and pooled investments Petty cash and change funds Cash with fiscal agent Taxes receivable Prior Accounts receivable Accrued interest receivable Due from other governments Prepaid items Inventories Loans receivable Total Assets

$

35,827,448 7,810 482,362 735,624 51,848 5,268,727 1,815 897,091 43,272,725

$

Liabilities, Deferred Inflows of Resources, and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts payable Salaries payable Contracts payable Retainage payable Due to other governments Unearned revenue Total Liabilities

$

$

1,459,185 870,764 52,005 887,129 333,976 3,603,059

$

$

$

$

$

1,797,521 11,053 845 853,552 2,662,971

$

47,146 5,305 907,583 68,747 187,462 1,061,748 2,277,991

1,473,619

$

897,091 -

$

Road and Bridge Construction

$

$

$

11,708,246 53,233 73,631 13,423 11,113,805 439,672 23,402,010

Capital Improvement $

$

Unavailable revenue

2,034,616 394,921 205,220 891,637 1,066,467 105,113 301,019 128,221 218,922 14,214 -

Total Liabilities, Deferred Inflows of Resources, and Fund Balances

$

4,657 812,482 13,486 65,336 138,105 164,964 6,700 3,946 70,000 134,238 2,778 30,521,914 38,196,047

1,502,015 $ 80 -

52,720,526 7,890 19,265,490

16,304 8,475 647 1,088,719 1,297,961 3,490,749 $

78,781 1,058 20,151,982 $

2,236 2,593 15,331 1,522,255 $

641,733 819,966 70,414 18,340,134 1,815 897,091 1,737,633 94,502,692

$

2,411 $ 1,410 44,695 750 49,266 $

2,054,966 879,101 1,991,831 473,264 1,219,280 1,396,474 8,014,916

79,206 $

1,192 $

3,858,929

$

$

50,816 $ 1,622 169,848 76,130 62,757 361,173 $

11,392

$

2,276,956

$

16,564 $

-

$

439,672

$

$ 1,297,961

$

43,272,725

373,588 373,588

$

-

$

1,700,413 1,161,867 16,099,675 19,401,627

-

$

SCOTT COUNTY $ 2,662,971 $ 23,402,010 $ SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA

Other Total Governmental Governmental Funds Total

806,653 $ 19,265,490

495,408 862,395 328,387 37,237 1,723,427

-

$

Debt Service

1,078,643 $ -

tes to the financial areThe an notes integral of this statement. to part the financial statements are an integral part of this statement. Deferred statements Inflows of Resources Fund Balances Non Spendable Inventory Loans receivable Restricted Solid waste Recorder's equipment E-911 Local recycling development SCORE Aquatic invasive species Administering the carrying of weapons Law enforcement Gravel pit closure Veteran's services Debt service Ditch maintenance and repairs Law library Regional railroad authority Transportation initiative Assigned Wheelage tax construction projects Transportation tax construction projects Unified management plan County parks Water quality Library operations Meth task force Sheriff Juvenile alternative facility wood program Extension services Elections Juvenile restitution Septic loan program Road & bridge construction Capital improvement Conservation of natural resources Public safety Unassigned Total Fund Balances

-

-

$

$

-

20,072,776 -

$

897,091 1,737,633

198,959 232,998 96,276 235,273

2,034,616 394,921 205,220 891,637 1,066,467 105,113 301,019 128,221 218,922 14,214 20,072,776 198,959 232,998 96,276 235,273

1,815,051 3,113,012 $

20,072,776 $

712,037 (3,746) 1,471,797 $

1,700,413 1,161,867 4,657 812,482 13,486 65,336 138,105 164,964 6,700 3,946 70,000 134,238 2,778 16,099,675 1,815,051 373,588 712,037 30,518,168 82,628,847

3,490,749 $

20,151,982 $

1,522,255 $

94,502,692

statement ofDECEMBER activities FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31, 2015 Net (Expense) for the year ended December 31, 2015Revenue and Changes in Net Assets Program Revenues STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

The notes to the financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

Expenses

Fees, Charges, Fines, and Other

Operating Grants and Contributions

Capital Grants and Contributions

Primary Government Governmental Activities

Component Unit Community Development Agency

Functions/Programs Primary government Governmental activities General government Public safety Highways and streets Sanitation Transit Human services Health Culture and recreation Conservation of natural resources Economic development Interest Total Primary Government Component units Community Development Agency

$

32,109,825 $ 18,948,832 15,398,128 367,426 3,115,863 23,017,902 1,703,752 6,939,073 3,673,025 957,393 3,224,828

7,426,176 $ 1,728,686 598,774 513,959 908,723 2,889,415 102,920 1,134,804 855,208 865 -

2,242,688 1,159,702 14,620,957 411,388 2,008,224 13,788,622 1,049,364 1,383,212 1,277,268 934,926 -

$

$ 6,495,839 -

(22,440,961) (16,060,444) 6,317,442 557,921 (198,916) (6,339,865) (551,468) (4,421,057) (1,540,549) (21,602) (3,224,828)

$

109,456,047 $

16,159,530 $

38,876,351

$

6,495,839 $

(47,924,327)

$

12,019,452 $

6,509,325 $

3,766,875

$

55,616

General Revenues Property taxes Gravel taxes Wheelage taxes Transportation sales tax Mortgage registry and deed tax Payments in lieu of tax Grants and contributions not restricted to specific programs Unrestricted investment earnings Miscellaneous Total general revenues Change in net position

$

$

58,874,657 $ 169,208 1,234,422 1,161,867 216,441 75,612 5,850,006 924,250 -

(1,687,636)

2,545,553 168,786 47,795 50,439

$

68,506,463 $

2,812,573

$

20,582,136 $

1,124,937

Net Position - Beginning, as restated (Note 1.E.) Net Position - Ending

Proceeds from sale of capital assets

2,000

Change in Fund Balance

68

Total Assets

ilities

258,910

17,216,677 Proceeds from clean water partnership loans issued

$

(511,327)

$ $

343,293,059

30,731,004

363,875,195 $

31,855,941

Fund Balance - December 31 Agency

217,832 -

(1,047,562)

$

225,832

3,006,054

$

(285,495)

$

373,588

35,189,993 $

8,000 -

-

Fund Balance - January 1

notes other to the financial statements are an integral of to this Thepart notes thestatement. financial statements are an integral part of this statement. from governments Due from other governments

Total Assets

(1,368,193)

Proceeds from septic loan program

Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)

Investment Trusts

2,979,886

Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfers out

Net Position - December 31

-

$

Excess of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures

14,902,634

Net Position - January 1

$

1,710,630

Administrative (fiscal) charges

$

$

23,342,814

Debt service

$

-

Health

Capital outlay

Total Nonoperating revenues (expnses) Total Nonoperating revenues (expnses)

$

38,196,047

659,083

Funds

Vendor Name 106 GROUP LTD, THE 180 DEGREES INC $ S HARRISON 1,384,096 321 LLC 3D SPECIALTIES 263 3M 73,265 4 CONTROL, INC. 4 PAWS ANIMAL CONTROL HUTNIK S $ 1,457,624 4 PAWS ROADKILL FINCH, CURT 4IMPRINT ACTION MOVING SERVICES INC The notes to the financial statements are an integral part of this statement. ACTION OVRHEAD GARAGE DOOR CO AG POWER ENTERPRISES INC AG$ SPRAY EQUIPMENT 15,506 AGG IND RMC DISPATCH 1,442,118 AGILE ACCESS CONTROLS, INC AIRGAS USA LLC $ 1,457,624 ALBRECHT, AARON L ALBRECHT, ARLENE ALIGNEX INC ALLEN, LYNDA S ALLIANCE BENEFIT GROUP SVC INC ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM ALLINA HOSPITALS & CLINICS ALONGSIDE SERVICES II ALT WELL REPAIR INC ALTERNATIVE BUS FURNITURE INC AMAZON MKTPLACE PMTS AMAZON.COM AMERICAN ARTSTONE COMPANY AMERICAN ENGRG TESTING INC AMERICAN TRUCK TRAINING NORTH AMERIPRIDE SERVICES AMES CONSTRUCTION INC AMHERST H WILDER FOUNDATION ANCOM TECHNICAL CENTER ANOKA CO GOVERNMENT CENTER ANU FAMILY SERVICES INC AP MIDWEST LLC APPLIED CONCEPTS INC AQUA ENGINEERING INC ARLINGTON RIDGE SHAKOPEE LLC ARROW GLOBAL ASSET DISPO ARROW GLOBAL ASSET DISPOSITION ASPHALT SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES ASSETWORKS INC Vendor Name ASSN OF MN COUNTIES ASSOCIATED MECH CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION FOR NONSMOKERS MN ASTECH SURFACE TECHLGY CORP ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL ASTLEFORD INTL & ISUZU ATLANTIC SIGNAL LLC AUTOHAUS COLLISION AUTOHAUS COLLISION AVEPOINT INC AVI SYSTEMS, INC AVIANDS LLC AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC AWE-ADV WORKSTATIONS & ED BACKUPWORKS BAKER-TAYLOR BALLARD-SUNDER FUNERAL HOMES BARR ENGINEERING CO INC BARSNESS, MATTHEW BAUER BUILT TIRE 18 BAWEK, MICHAEL - MICHELLE BAWEK, MICHELLE BCA TRAINING EDUCATION BEACON INTERFAITH HOUSING BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER BELLE PLAINE FOOD SHELF INC BELLE PLAINE HERALD BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER BENCHMARK LEARING BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES INC BENNETT, TODD J & JULIE A BERRY COFFEE BLAKELEY TWP TREASURER BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BLUE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL CO BOARD OF WATER & SOIL BOHN WELL DRILLING CO BOLDT, JEFFREY D BOLTON & MENK INC BOWDEN, MICHAEL SEE 16085 BOYER FORD TRUCKS INC BOYER TRUCKS - SAVAGE BRAITH EXCAVATING INC BRAUN INTERTEC CORP Vendor Name BREEDLOVE, MARGARET A BREEZY POINT RESORT INTL BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC BROWN CO MN EVALUATION CTR BRUZEK FUNERAL HOME, INC BRYAN ROCK PRODUCTS INC BURNSVILLE-EAGAN-SAV. SCHOOLS BUSINESS DATA RECORD SERVICES BUSINESS SOFTWARE INC C & C LAWNS INC CAP AGENCY INC CAPP INDUSTRIES LTD PRTNRSHP CARAHSOFT TECHNOLOGY CORP CARE HOME SERVICES INC CARGILL INC CARTEGRAPH SYSTEMS INC CARVER CO TREASURER CATHOLIC CHARITIESCDW GOVERNMENT CDW GOVERNMENT LLC CEDAR LAKE AREA WTR & SWR DIST CEDAR LAKE IMPROVEMENT

Amount 37,973.12 18,853.38 6,032.00 19,547.28 25,370.89 42,937.18 34,800.00 10,112.00 5,442.52 15,026.10 11,012.50 5,176.59 7,466.03 18,657.70 36,531.15 7,449.22 15,500.00 23,965.52 5,500.00 31,100.00 5,527.08 6,261.31 34,080.25 7,043.78 12,345.00 36,146.20 24,922.83 9,204.70 6,800.00 29,857.59 14,989.00 7,808.06 310,715.25 25,082.50 68,121.78 252,753.58 13,104.88 22,385.43 11,632.50 33,450.00 46,272.00 6,559.75 20,992.13 782,647.67 95,072.18 Amount 35,666.00 35,862.38 12,932.14 102,812.82 5,702.78 5,306.53 47,648.80 24,717.59 7,773.44 15,377.60 25,821.25 358,607.10 45,845.53 29,820.00 13,699.22 179,691.83 16,857.00 249,237.00 23,000.00 9,574.05 37,928.49 7,145.64 6,635.00 44,530.00 5,059,779.79 6,857.52 25,018.70 3,788,966.05 290,190.22 26,568.00 24,183.15 20,220.99 11,521.74 191,408.66 43,530.72 5,894.79 157,382.50 67,183.00 101,838.00 62,100.00 44,206.45 10,762.00 119,453.61 21,852.80 44,022.50 108,428.39 Amount 53,775.00 5,927.80 13,812.95 9,845.68 12,569.05 83,628.83 8,154,441.00 58,261.99 5,007.89 50,260.00 147,206.24 12,266.00 128,752.45 24,221.41 418,880.83 42,340.00 721,228.10 14,406.07 22,886.70 494,843.82 212,263.24 43,988.88

Vendor- Name BREEZY POINT RESORT INTL - INC BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, 19,883,106 7,548,265 BROWN CO MN EVALUATION CTR BRUZEK FUNERAL HOME, INC 3,908,479 BRYAN ROCK PRODUCTS- INC 3,635,513 BURNSVILLE-EAGAN-SAV. - SCHOOLS8,225 $ 19,883,106 7,548,265SERVICES $ 7,552,217 $ BUSINESS DATA$ RECORD BUSINESS SOFTWARE INC $ (3,027,212) $ (641,018) $ C$ & C6,579,363 LAWNS INC CAP AGENCY INC $ $ 1,371,606 $ $ CAPP INDUSTRIES LTD PRTNRSHP (59,721) CARAHSOFT TECHNOLOGY CORP CARE HOME SERVICES INC CARGILL INC 127,400 $ $ 1,439,285 $ CARTEGRAPH SYSTEMS INC$ CARVER CO TREASURER $ 6,579,363 $ (1,587,927) $ (641,018) $ CATHOLIC CHARITIES12,822,264 4,700,939 20,713,794 CDW GOVERNMENT $ 19,401,627 $ 3,113,012 $ 20,072,776 $ CDW GOVERNMENT LLC CEDAR LAKE AREA WTR & SWR DIST Vendor Name CEDAR LAKE IMPROVEMENT 321 S HARRISON CEDAR LAKE TWP LLC TREASURER 3D SPECIALTIES CENEX GENESIS 07051337 3M CENTER FOR PRIORITY BASED 4 CONTROL, INC. CENTERPOINT ENERGY VendorMINNEGASCO Name 4 PAWS ANIMAL CONTROL HUTNIK S CENTRAL BANK CONSULTING COMMONSENSE 4 PAWS ROADKILL FINCH, CURT CENTURYLINK COMMUNITY & FAMILY SVCS LLC ACTION OVRHEAD GARAGE DOOR CERTAINTEED CORP COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA INC CO AERO-METRIC INC ACCOUNTING CH2M HILLINC REGIONAL CONCORD AGILE ACCESS CONTROLS, INC CHADWICK HOMEOWNERS ASSN INC CONSERVATION CORPS A-H COMPANY CHARD TILING & EXCAVATING INC IN CONTEMPORARY TRANSPORTATION ALIGNEXROBERT INC CHILDRENS HOSPJ & CLINICS CORDT, JEAN M OF MN ALL SAFE, INC CHOVANEC, MICHAEL COUNTRYVIEW HOLDINGS LLC ALLINA HEALTH CITIZENOBSERVER LLC GOLF RE CRAGUNS LODGESYSTEM AND ALLINA HOSPITALS CIVICPLUS CRAMER, JORDAN & CLINICS ALONGSIDE SERVICES II CLARK, RALPH R & CAROLYN E CREATIVE GRAPHICS ALTERNATIVE BUS FURNITURE INC CLEAR NORTH TECHNOLOGIES CREATIVE GRAPHICS OF PRIO INC AMAZON MKTPLACE PMTS CLIMB THEATRE INCTREASURER CREDIT RIVER TWP AMAZON.COM CLINICARE CORPORATION CREDITRON CORPORATION AMERICAN BUSINESS FORMS INC CMS CREEKRIDGE CAPITAL LLC AMERIPRIDE SERVICES COCHRAN RECOVERY SVCS INC CREMATION SOCIETY OF MN AMES JEAN CONSTRUCTION INCR N INC CODY, M & MERRITT CRETEX CONCRETE PRODUCTS COMM OFPEACE MN MANAGEMENT BUDGET AMHERST H WILDER FOUNDATION CROSS OF EVANGELICAL COMMERCIAL ASPHALT CO. ANCOM TECHNICAL CENTER CRUTCHFIELD.COM COMMERCIAL ANNFOR JAMESON INC COLLISIO CTR PROF TRUCK DEVELOPMNT COMMERCIAL TRUCK COLLISION INC CUB FOODS #31354 ANOKA CO CORRECTIONS CUMMINS LLC ANOKA CONPOWER GOVERNMENT CENTER CUSTOM GUIDE ANU FAMILY SERVICES INC CYBER ADVISORS AP MIDWEST LLCINC DACOTAH PAPER CO LINCOLN APPLE VALLEY FORD DADCO INC RIDGE SHAKOPEE LLC ARLINGTON DAHN CONSTRUCTION ARTHUR MAXWELL INCCO LLC DAJ ENTERPRISES LLC ASPHALT SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES DAKOTA ASSN OFCO MNFINANCIAL COUNTIESSVCS DAKOTA CO TECHNICAL COLL ASSOCIATED MECH CONTRACTORS DAKOTA CO TREASURER ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL DAKOTA ELECTRIC ASTLEFORD INTL &ASSN ISUZU DAKOTA AVIANDSTECH LLC CUSTOM TRAINI DALCO INC AVTEX ENTERPRISES SOLUTIONS LLC DALE DENN B&W JMETALWORKS INC DALEBROUX, DEBORAH BAC TAX SERVICE CORPE DAVENPORT GROUP, THE BACHLER, GLENN - BARBARA DAVIS, ANDREW & KIMBERLY BACKUPWORKS DCFS USA LLC BAKER-TAYLOR DEARBORN, HOWARD & MARYHOMES B BALLARD-SUNDER FUNERAL DEERE & COMPANY BARNES&NOBLE*COM DELL COMPUTER CORP BARR ENGINEERING CO INC DELL SOFTWARE INC BEAR GRAPHICS INC DEMCO INC BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER DEM-CON COMPANIES BELLE PLAINE HERALD DESIGNING DREAMS BY LORAMY Vendor Name INC BELLE PLAINE HERALD DIAMOND DRUGS INC BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIAMOND MOWERS, INC. BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER DIGICERT INC BENCHMARK LEARNING DLT SOLUTIONS INC BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES INC DMI* DELL K-12/GOVT BERRY COFFEE DODGE OF BURNSVILLE INC BH PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT CO DOHERTY TRUCKING BIERSDORF - ASSOCIATES TRUST DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS INC BITUMINOUS ROADWAYS INC DON HARSTAD CO INC BLAKELEY TWP TREASURER DOUBLE T CONSTRUCTION LLC BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOWNS, ROBERT & SUE DULUTH COATING SOLUTIONS, INC DVORAK EXCAVATING INC DYNAMIC RECYCLING INC EAGLE CREEK DEVELOPMENT LLC EAGLEJET SYSTEMS INC EBERT CONSTRUCTION EBSCO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE ECKART DENTAL CENTER LLC EDEN PRAIRIE WINLECTRIC EDWARDS, MELISSA ELECTION SYSTEMS &SOFTWARE INC ELECTRICAL PRODUCTION SERVICES ELECTRONIC COMMCTNS SYST LLC ELKO NEW MARKET CITY OF ELLIOTT BAY PUBLISHING EMERGENCY AUTOMTV TECHLGY INC EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS EN POINTE TECHNOLOGIES SALES ENDURANT BUSINESS SLTNS INC ENRIGHT, DARREN R AKA DARRIN ENRIGHT, DARREN R AKA DARRIN ENRIGHT, RONALD & TRUDIE ENVIROBATE METRO ENVIROTECH SERVICES INC EPA AUDIO VISUAL INC ESRI EUREKA CONSTRUCTION INC EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GOOD EXECUTIVE OCEAN EXPRESSIVE BUSINESS TRAINING & FACTORY MTR PTS #1 FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS SHARING FAMILY ADOLESCENT & CHILDREN FAMILY ALTERNATIVES Vendor Name FASTENAL COMPANY01 FEDDER, DONALD J & JUDY A FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO FIRST INDUSTRIAL LP FORCE AMERICA, INC FORKLIFTS OF MN FRIZZELL, KIMF & MARY K, WELLS FUGRO HORIZONS, INC GALE GROUP, THE GALLAGHER BENEFIT SERVICES INC GALLAGHER, RITA M GARMS GROUP INC GARY CROSBY CONSTRUCTION LLC GARY L FISCHLER &ASSOCIATES PA GCR TIRE CENTER #521 GEIB WELL & WATER SERVICES GENERAL PARTS INC

103,336

4,479,431 3,666,724

Amount 1,311 953,692 5,927.80 187,442 13,812.95 27,431,371 9,845.68 12,569.05 3,908,479 83,628.83 3,635,513 - 8,154,441.00 8,225 1,051,843 $ 58,261.99 128,027,817 5,007.89 (19,453) $ 50,260.00 6,433,969 147,206.24 $ 12,266.00 1,439,327 (11,413) (1,439,327) 128,752.45 258,910 24,221.41 217,832 418,880.83 129,400 (11,413) $ 42,340.00 606,142 (30,866) $ 721,228.10 7,040,111 14,406.07 1,502,663 75,588,736 22,886.70 1,471,797 $ 82,628,847 494,843.82 212,263.24 Amount 43,988.88 17,305 546,375.19 32,073 6,622.36 21,731 19,763.46 32,783 153,061.72 Amount 34,593 134,348.19 15,000.00 10,735 72,996.71 29,921.73 9,010 968,738.00 167,319.28 14,005 21,104.11 19,170.00 24,230 6,727.07 25,620.00 109,282 4,279,632.23 6,011.09 5,500 7,050.00 119,885.00 7,312 7,010.85 5,540.00 5,107 6,000.00 5,889.78 65,522 54,398.84 7,318.08 8,652 161,829.81 6,866.63 12,725 106,295.51 34,910.35 13,813 85,365.00 1,504,000.21 17,695 5,816.72 38,368.06 16,211 72,828.00 111,300.00 9,165 184,361.45 9,256.00 9,127,843 20,800.00 20,654.00 441,854.46 5,468 36,041.65 6,451.85 68,214 6,199.95 7,881.05 8,760 7,245.00 5,747.78 11,642.90 24,095 10,535.91 49,245 5,602.00 8,185 64,537.50 16,030 67,843.59 8,940 7,273.54 55,538 398,599.85 5,500 10,725.00 736,968 559,310.06 36,752 29,782.18 83,529 43,005.00 7,010 6,938.23 6,759 5,120.00 347,712 7,763.76 105,853 50,250.00 5,076 24,325.00 5,489 79,844.00 6,700 5,550.00 5,677 15,027.29 160,903 10,650.00 21,847 11,412.70 5,062 22,494.50 389,169 9,260.00 11,679 5,063.98 4,951,376 6,730.00 11,917 27,748.28 Amount 6,051 68,045.36 3,695,922 6,195.67 304,354 9,100.00 11,692 10,749.07 85,167 29,120.82 8,602 22,151.00 131,018 6,820.00 36,250 591,109.32 266,127 14,360.96 185,712 13,680.42 44,688 8,096.28 183,500.00 16,110.00 58,506.09 34,100.00 219,807.50 56,456.94 17,865.07 10,883.91 5,602.02 21,834.57 13,998.35 7,586.00 53,863.55 2,234,525.66 6,850.00 30,455.36 32,818.00 6,420.00 801,863.75 20,100.00 53,900.00 27,000.00 9,270.00 46,702.30 22,324.71 85,000.00 3,144,509.68 17,597.00 5,124.17 16,556.40 9,490.60 37,000.00 9,221.96 10,355.04 Amount 11,507.02 11,200.00 8,154.19 91,761.13 8,317.18 5,417.81 29,300.00 107,580.00 11,830.70 26,250.00 70,000.00 6,000.00 10,060.00 16,750.00 9,982.12 17,364.00 13,811.82


GARY L FISCHLER &ASSOCIATES PA GCR TIRE CENTER #521 PAGE twelve GEIB WELL & WATER SERVICES Vendor Name GENERAL PARTS INC 321 S HARRISON LLC GENUS TECHNOLOGIES LLC 3D SPECIALTIES GERARD TREATMENT PROGRAMS LLC 3M GERMAN SETTLEMENT WTLND BK LLC 4 CONTROL, INC. GEROLD, GREGORY 4 PAWS ANIMAL GIBBS, LAURA MAECONTROL HUTNIK S 4 PAWS ROADKILL FINCH, GILES, THOMAS & SARA JO CURT ACTION OVRHEAD GARAGE GITTLEMAN PROPERTIES LLC DOOR CO AERO-METRIC INC JOHN SR GLORVICK, ROBERT AGILE ACCESS INC GOPHER STATECONTROLS, ONE-CALL INC A-H COMPANY GOVERNMENTJOBS COM INC ALIGNEX INC GRAINGER, INC. ALL SAFE, INCENERGY GREAT RIVER ALLINA HEALTH GREATER MSP SYSTEM ALLINALIGHTS HOSPITALS & CLINICS GREEN RECYCLING ALONGSIDE H & L MESABISERVICES II ALTERNATIVE BUS FURNITURE INC H & R CONSTRUCTION CO AMAZONGREEN MKTPLACE PMTS HAMMEL & ABRAHAMSON INC AMAZON.COM HANCOCK CONCRETE PRODUCTS LLC AMERICAN BUSINESS FORMS INCCTR HARBOR SHELTER &COUNSELING AMERIPRIDE SERVICES HARRIS COMPUTER SYSTEMS AMES CONSTRUCTION HARTELL, MARK RUSSELLINC HARTMANN COMPANY AMHERST HWELL WILDER FOUNDATION HDR ENGINEERING INC ANCOM TECHNICAL CENTER HEALTHCAREFIRST ANN JAMESON INCINC HEARTSTRINGS UNLIMITED INC ANOKA CO CORRECTIONS HELENA TWPGOVERNMENT TREASURER CENTER ANOKA CO HENN CO PUBLIC HEALTH ANU FAMILY SERVICES INC HENN CO TREASURER AP MIDWEST LLC HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE APPLE VALLEY FORD LINCOLN HENNING BROTHERS INCName LLC Vendor ARLINGTON RIDGE SHAKOPEE HILDEBRANDT, NICHOLAS ARTHUR MAXWELL INC HILLER COMMERCIAL FLOORS ASPHALT SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES HILLYARD ASSN OF MN COUNTIES HINES PROPERTIES ASSOCIATED MECHLLC CONTRACTORS HM CRAGG CO ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL HOFFMAN SOLUTIONS LLC ASTLEFORDSECURITY INTL & ISUZU HOHENSTEIN, AVIANDS LLC HARLAND E HOLIDAY COMPANIES AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC HOLMES, CHRISTIANAINC C& DANIEL M B&W METALWORKS HONEYWELL INC BAC TAX SERVICE CORP HOTSYMINNESOTA.COM BACHLER, GLENN - BARBARA HUEBSCH BACKUPWORKS HUEMOELLER & GONTAREK PLC BAKER-TAYLOR HUNTINGTON PARK APARTMENT LLC BALLARD-SUNDER FUNERAL HOMES HUTCHINSON AREA HEALTH CARE BARNES&NOBLE*COM I-35W SOLUTIONS ALLIANCE BARR ENGINEERING CO INC ICAN INC OF WASECA BEAR GRAPHICS INC IDU*INSIGHT PUBLIC SEC BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER IMANAMI CORPORATION BELLE PLAINE HERALD INDEPENDENT EMERGENCY SVCS LLC BELLE PLAINE HERALD INDEX COMPUTERS, INC BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INFOR INC- US BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER INLAND SHAKOPEE VALLEY MARKET BENCHMARK LEARNING INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES INC INTEGRA REALTY RESOURCES BERRY COFFEE INTELLIGERE INC BH PETROLEUM INTEREUM, INC. EQUIPMENT CO BIERSDORF - INC ASSOCIATES TRUST INTER-FLUVE BITUMINOUS ROADWAYS INC IRON RANGE COMPUTER SERVICES BLAKELEYINC TWP TREASURER IRONPED BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC CO SCHOOLS J.H. LARSON ELECTRICAL DBA JACKSON TWP TREASURER JACKSON, TODD - LARISA JASPERS MORIARTY & WETHERILLE JDB IT JOE & SONS SHEET METAL INC JOHN NAGENGAST DOORS LLC JOHNSON, JAMES & CORAL JOHNSON, JAMES C JORDAN CITY OF JORDAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ISD 717 JOURNAL COMMUNICATIONS INC JULIUS, DEBRA D, ATTY K.A. WITT CONSTRUCTION KANDI KOUNTRY EXPRESS LTD KATH FUEL OIL SERVICE VendorCO Name KEEPRS INC KELLEY FUELS INC KIDDE FIRE TRAINERS INC KIMLEY-HORN & ASSOCIATES INC KINDRED FAMILY FOCUS KLINGBERG EXCAVATING INC KLINGBERG, LEARNOLD E KNETTEL, TODD P & JANINE C KNIFE RIVER CORP KNIGHT, ALICIA KNIGHT, LYNETTE KOEHNEN, BEVERLY KOHNER, RANEE KORN FERRY LEADERSHIP CONSLTNG KOTA CONNECTIONS INC KRAFT, TERRY L & ROSE KRAMBER, HUGH J KROETEN, JOHN A KUBES, TERESA JOY KUCHINKA, DALE KVISTAD, TERESA KWIK TRIP 33000003301 L-3 COMMUNICATIONS MOBILELA TOUR TRANSPORTATION LLC LAKEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 194 LANDWEHR CONSTRUCTION INC LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES LARSEN, JACQUELINE LARSON, JUANITA D LAW ENFORCEMENT TECH GRP LLC LAWNS-R-US INC LE SUEUR-HENDERSON PUBLIC LEAGUE OF MN CITIES LEAGUE OF MN CITIES INS TRUST LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES INC LEBENS FLOORING LLC LEDERLE, JEREMY & ANGELA LENOVO INC LEO A HOFFMANN CENTER, INC LIESCH ASSOCIATES INC LIFEWORKS SERVICES, INC LINK, HELEN C LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC LOCKE, KATHARINA LOERZEL, DANA K & DIANA L LOUISVILLE TWP Vendor TREASURER Name LOWER MN WATERSHED LOWES #02628* LUBRICATION TECHNOL-SEE #16434 LUREEN, WALLACE W & ALICE M LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MN M S EXCAVATING INC MAHOWALD TREE MOVING INC MANATRON INC MANSFIELD OIL COMPANY MAPLETREE GROUP HOME INC MARTINSEN RICHARD D & DAWN M MARY T INC MASTERS TOUCH LLC THE MATHESON TRI-GAS INC MATOS, PETER R & DEBORAH L MAXIMUS INC MAYO CLINIC MCIT - MN COUNTIES INTERGVRMNT MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL INC MCLEOD, RUTH ELLEN TRUSTEE OF MCLEODUSA MCNEARNEY FUNERAL HOME MDI LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 54 MEDICA MELCHERT, HUBERT, SJODIN, PLLP MENDEN, FRANCIS M & BONNIE J MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM METRO EMERG SVCS BOARD METRO LEGAL SERVICES INC METRO MOSQUITO CONTROL DIST METRO SALES, INC. METRO TRANSIT METRO TRANSIT WEB SALES METROPOLITAN COUNCIL MEYERS, DAVID W - MARSHA A

16,750.00 9,982.12 17,364.00 Amount 13,811.82 17,305 11,155.00 32,073 69,830.90 21,731 67,035.57 32,783 8,075.00 34,593 11,569.76 10,735 32,500.00 9,010 33,272.93 14,005 6,744.00 24,230 6,830.35 109,282 9,489.00 5,500 14,243.58 7,312 181,289.34 5,107 150,000.00 65,522 7,574.39 8,652 99,805.92 12,725 15,256.00 13,813 143,763.71 17,695 62,902.34 16,211 12,821.40 9,165 198,227.40 9,127,843 27,010.82 9,047.10 5,468 27,436.57 68,214 13,167.00 8,760 15,548.00 24,095 470,052.99 49,245 11,609.53 8,185 83,888.00 16,030 13,707.02 8,940 15,500.00 Amount 55,538 10,780.00 5,500 124,675.70 736,968 5,841.88 36,752 8,050.00 83,529 9,404.22 7,010 5,857.00 6,759 80,700.00 347,712 46,666.00 105,853 30,889.81 5,076 29,390.82 5,489 15,514.44 6,700 8,266.10 5,677 11,508.50 160,903 34,287.20 21,847 35,509.57 5,062 6,000.00 389,169 6,143.80 11,679 13,265.62 4,951,376 9,692.00 11,917 5,305.49 6,051 34,780.00 3,695,922 354,406.02 304,354 109,952.00 11,692 8,775.00 85,167 30,568.75 8,602 10,292.50 131,018 81,985.18 36,250 29,641.45 266,127 35,348.00 185,712 10,354.00 44,688 13,963.06 193,315.32 5,131.00 244,815.98 8,057.50 56,800.00 11,820.00 30,540.49 12,544.40 3,707,166.44 5,024,477.33 5,395.00 5,636.00 984,513.93 150,293.54 164,238.06 Amount 12,644.57 62,720.58 7,500.00 444,547.79 46,239.82 43,590.00 18,705.00 28,000.00 3,906,669.70 9,601.40 8,887.59 49,561.64 7,531.86 20,340.40 8,545.68 59,136.00 8,125.00 5,423.91 18,855.90 24,251.35 9,533.20 6,119.28 20,878.00 98,990.09 6,998,486.58 434,659.33 31,917.82 6,412.00 13,285.06 719,905.41 7,500.00 32,176.53 9,388.16 6,291.00 6,063.57 6,423.64 7,588.72 46,850.00 47,745.00 16,697.03 21,647.15 7,450.00 9,811.24 21,849.85 30,225.00 186,328.57 Amount 238,721.07 13,038.85 14,071.64 5,350.00 6,954.12 59,146.90 5,500.00 43,494.84 49,908.03 29,962.74 5,700.00 11,586.89 56,717.44 6,714.34 42,700.00 6,750.00 16,252.00 1,046,135.66 6,743.32 82,900.00 38,890.16 10,702.59 5,300.00 42,070.92 36,309.00 20,300.00 11,500.00 52,324.00 16,486.00 782,379.83 193,019.86 23,660.00 13,293.00 3,093,218.51 10,300.00

METRO TRANSIT METRO TRANSIT WEBBELLE SALES PLAINE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL NameA MEYERS, DAVID Vendor W - MARSHA 321 SCOMPANIES HARRISON LLC MHC 3D SPECIALTIES MICHAEL FARNSWORTH M.D. 3M MICHELS CORPORATION 4 CONTROL, INC. MIDWAY FORD CO 4 PAWS ANIMAL CONTROL HUTNIK S MIDWEST PARATRANSIT SERVICES 4 PAWS ROADKILL FINCH, MIKE II PROPERTIES LLC CURT ACTION OVRHEAD GARAGE DOOR CO MIKES SEPTIC SERVICE AERO-METRIC INC SOLUTIONS MILESTONE FEDERAL AGILE ACCESS CONTROLS, MILLER WENHOLD CAPITOLINC A-H COMPANY MINITEX ALIGNEX INC MINNCOR INDUSTRIES Vendor Name ALL SAFE, INC MINNESOTA ASSOC OF ASSES ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM MINNESOTA SHERIFFS ASSN ALLINA HOSPITALS CLINICS MINNESOTA VALLEY&ELECTRI ALONGSIDE SERVICES II INC MINNESOTA VALLEY LANDS ALTERNATIVE BUS FURNITURE MINNOWA CONSTRUCTION INC INC AMAZONRECREATION MKTPLACE PMTS MIRACLE EQUIP CO MN ASSN OF CO SOCIAL SVC AMAZON.COM MN BUREAUBUSINESS OF CRIMINAL APPINC AMERICAN FORMS MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR AMERIPRIDE SERVICES MN COCONSTRUCTION ATTORNEYS ASSN AMES INC MN CORRECTIONAL AMHERST H WILDERFACILITY FOUNDATION MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP ANCOM TECHNICAL CENTER MN OF AGRICULTURE ANNDEPT JAMESON INC MN DEPTCO OFCORRECTIONS COMMERCE ANOKA MN DEPTCO OFGOVERNMENT CORRECTIONS CENTER ANOKA MN OF HEALTH ANUDEPT FAMILY SERVICES INC MN DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES AP MIDWEST LLC MN DEPT OF LABOR INDUSTRY APPLE VALLEY FORD&LINCOLN MN DEPT OF RIDGE NATURAL RESOURCES ARLINGTON SHAKOPEE LLC MN DEPTMAXWELL OF PUBLIC INC SAFETY ARTHUR MN DEPT OF REVENUE ASPHALT SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES MN DEPT OF ASSN OF MNTRANSPORTATION COUNTIES MN DHS - STATE OPERATED SVCS ASSOCIATED MECH CONTRACTORS MN MONITORING INC ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL MN PLUMBING && HEATING ASTLEFORD INTL ISUZU MN SHERIFFS AVIANDS LLC ASSOCIATION MN STATE AUDITORS OFFICE AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC MN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE B&W METALWORKS INC MN VALLEY ELECTRIC CO-OP BAC TAX SERVICE CORP MODJESKI, AMY RIBBLE & MICHAEL BACHLER, GLENN - BARBARA MONTICELLO CITY OF BACKUPWORKS MOTOPRIMO BAKER-TAYLOR MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC BALLARD-SUNDER FUNERAL HOMES M-R SIGN CO., INC BARNES&NOBLE*COM MRCI-MANKATO MRCI WORKSOURCE BARR ENGINEERING CO INC MSHAR, SVETLANA BEAR GRAPHICS INC MUNOZ, MEGAN BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER MURPHY, TIMOTHY J BELLE PLAINE HERALD NAPA PARTS 0006880 BELLE PLAINE HERALD NATL ALLNCE ON MNTL ILLNESS BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS NCPERS MINNESOTA BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER NCS PEARSON BENCHMARK NELSON AUTOLEARNING CENTER INC BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES NET LEASE DEVELOPMENT LLCINC BERRY COFFEE NEUTRAL PATH COMMUNICATIONS BH PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT NEW MARKET TWP TREASURER Vendor NameCO BIERSDORF - ASSOCIATES TRUST NEW PRAGUE CITY TREASURER BITUMINOUS ROADWAYS INC NEW PRAGUE FORD MERCURY BLAKELEY TWPPUBLIC TREASURER NEW PRAGUE SCHLS ISD721 BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC NEWMAN TRAFFIC SIGNSSCHOOLS NEXT CHAPTER TECHNOLOGY, INC. NEXUS-MILLE LACS ACADEMY NORCHEM - SEE 16518 NORMANDALE COMM COLLEGE NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE NORTH SKY HEALTH CONSULTNG LLC NORTH STAR TRANSIT CORP NORTHLAND BUSINESS SYSTEMS NORTHWEST ASPHALT INC NORTHWEST TIRE NUSS TRUCK & EQUIPMENT OFFICE OF MN IT SERVICES OPENGOV INC OPPORTUNITY SERVICES OS INVESTMENTS LLC OTTING HOUSE MOVERS OUTLAND BUILDERS INC OVERDRIVE DIST OVERDRIVE INC OWENS COMPANIES INC PARAGON SOLUTIONS GROUP INC PASS FENCING & GENERAL PATCHIN MESSNER & DODD PEACE CENTER INC FOOD & PEAK DEMOCRACY INC PEER, LORRAINE & JEFF PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORP PITZEN, WERNER IVES PJT REAL ESTATE SERVICES LLC PLM LAKE & LAND MGMT CORP PNC EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC POSTMASTER PRIME SECURITY BANK PRIOR LAKE AGGREGATES INC PRIOR LAKE CITY OF PRIOR LAKE SAVAGE SCHLS ISD PRIOR LK SPRING LK WTRSHD DIST PRO STAFF PROFESSIONAL PORTABLE XRAY INC PROVIDERS CHOICE INC PURCELL, DENNISVendor J & MARY C Name QUAD GRAPHICS INC QUALITY BOOKS INC QUALITY FORKLIFT SALES&SVC INC QUILL CORPORATION QUINSTAR LIQUIDATIONS LLC RABELL, ANTONIA RAMSEY COUNTY RANGE SYSTEMS INC RATWIK, ROSZAK & MALONEY, PA RAY O HERRON CO INC RBM SERVICES RCG VENTURES I LLC RECORDED BOOKS REED, CONSUELO REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY-MN REGION NINE DEV COMM REGIONS HOSPITAL REHDER & ASSOCIATES INC REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RESOLUTIONS CONSULTANC RICE CO TREASURER RINGCENTRAL INC RINKE NOONAN LAW FIRM RIVER VALLEY NURSING CENTER RM COTTON COMPANY ROBERT B HILL CO ROBERT HALF TECHNOLOGY ROBLE, FARHIYA RODEGHIER, DEANNA ROYAL COMFORT LLC ROYAL CONCRETE PIPE INC RTVISION INC RTW, INC RUD CONSTRUCTION, INC. RUD EXCAVATING OF WEBSTER RUDOLPH COMMUNITY & CARE RW O BRIEN CONTRACTING LLC S.M. HENTGES & SONS INC SAFEGENERATIONS SAFETY SIGNS SAIKO, KATHLEEN SAND CREEK GROUP LTD SAND CREEK TWP TREASURER SANOFI PASTEUR INC SARLES, LIEN E SAVAGE CITY OF Vendor Name SCHMIDT, CATHERINE SCHOENBAUER, CORRINE & STEVE SCHULTZ, LAURA LEE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MN SCOTT CO ABSTRACT & TITLE INC SCOTT CO AGRICULTURAL SOC SCOTT CO CDA SCOTT CO COURT ADMIN

23,660.00

SCOTT CO ABSTRACT & TITLE INC

SCOTT CO AGRICULTURAL SOC 13,293.00BELLE HERALD, PLAINE, MINNESOTA 3,093,218.51 Amount 10,300.00 17,305 12,312.50 32,073 11,750.00 21,731 10,724.75 32,783 24,872.00 34,593 207,159.13 10,735 12,474.00 9,010 19,705.00 14,005 25,894.63 24,230 25,121.64 109,282 10,657.25 5,500 18,489.00 Amount 7,312 14,870.00 5,107 6,950.00 65,522 9,471.31 8,652 7,246.00 12,725 45,570.00 13,813 8,000.00 5,610.00 17,695 40,634.25 16,211 109,043.25 9,165 8,054.00 9,127,843 8,820.00 5,468 135,466.67 68,214 17,547.00 8,760 6,180.35 24,095 239,956.63 49,245 9,092.00 8,185 894,851.05 16,030 23,209.50 8,940 95,541.29 55,538 6,508,925.13 5,500 26,201,444.21 736,968 443,278.46 36,752 394,392.90 83,529 23,965.00 7,010 20,092.37 6,759 21,387.80 347,712 93,316.98 105,853 30,286.46 5,076 63,424.27 5,489 32,810.19 6,700 7,800.00 5,677 8,892.98 160,903 604,342.68 21,847 5,093.50 5,062 243,574.85 389,169 8,220.00 11,679 7,230.00 4,951,376 12,492.00 11,917 30,806.02 6,051 15,000.00 3,695,922 24,256.00 304,354 7,576.82 11,692 185,550.22 85,167 45,573.00 8,602 7,316.00 131,018 901,416.69 Amount 36,250 2,569,722.04 266,127 34,156.00 185,712 6,272,125.62 44,688 20,059.05 73,549.00 19,493.68 5,210.17 11,090.48 5,717.50 11,544.75 58,884.44 7,098.87 1,784,965.36 28,122.12 9,032.90 21,770.00 7,500.00 19,498.61 22,880.00 6,000.00 7,280.00 37,223.60 34,949.55 8,164.41 22,177.50 20,940.00 46,002.50 7,021.71 10,000.00 13,661.61 12,460.82 35,851.00 5,200.00 5,440.00 105,003.97 79,054.80 58,145.00 677,752.04 5,220.29 11,260,395.53 25,867,652.43 846,358.43 17,293.07 11,689.73 6,436.06 151,100.00 Amount 47,478.75 8,660.80 24,215.00 7,236.99 15,587.96 12,734.85 14,355.00 11,546.64 7,611.51 5,140.00 232,256.09 236,520.00 8,784.81 8,888.75 291,805.49 5,120.62 8,287.68 23,200.00 55,058.55 19,164.79 49,755.81 13,441.56 7,004.00 5,397.42 13,185.11 5,888.15 88,154.47 13,700.00 7,309.53 5,016.25 67,592.64 6,066.25 5,237.00 13,113.62 355,729.67 31,179.28 13,631.00 2,169,540.64 15,748.50 9,424.65 14,893.23 17,546.15 524,302.25 8,158.25 13,225.80 18,197,965.23 Amount 6,700.00 6,271.50 33,120.00 21,224.00 46,345.17 108,420.00 2,687,520.69 13,949.50

46,345.17 108,420.00 2,687,520.69 Amount 13,949.50 17,305 58,900.00 32,073 7,111.75 21,731 107,090.00 32,783 1,056,189.13 34,593 6,622.10 10,735 63,600.00 9,010 7,546.00 14,005 8,075.60 24,230 18,453,502.91 109,282 78,176.99 5,500 89,431.12 7,312 22,567,765.01 5,107 627,139.08 65,522 10,317.00 8,652 67,175.00 12,725 15,610.48 13,813 5,705.00 17,695 289,434.95 16,211 22,845.00 9,165 7,035.70 13,921.50 9,127,843 14,842.98 5,468 109,806.00 68,214 12,474.00 8,760 183,449.72 24,095 87,704.32 49,245 11,746.40 8,185 70,600.00 16,030 9,500.93 8,940 78,985.00 55,538 56,875.00 5,500 16,527.00 736,968 7,070.00 36,752 63,629.28 83,529 13,750.39 7,010 44,000.00 6,759 977,600.38 347,712 17,581.37 Amount 105,853 70,225.24 5,076 86,506.10 5,489 66,000.00 6,700 19,809.00 5,677 144,859.11 160,903 200,942.27 21,847 30,489.19 5,062 57,431.07 389,169 9,369.00 11,679 1,030,000.00 4,951,376 6,808.00 11,917 47,500.00 6,051 22,045.00 3,695,922 9,406.48 304,354 51,550.73 11,692 10,673.88 85,167 105,000.00 8,602 18,979.62 131,018 7,022.07 36,250 11,646.10 266,127 9,576.58 185,712 6,287.77 44,688 8,749.25

THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT 1,190,825.99 TKE CORP wednesday, December 7,17,563.93 2016 TOWMASTER 8,402.87 Vendor Name Amount TRAFFIC CONTROL CORP 6,315.00 321 S HARRISON LLCGROUP 17,305 TRAPEZE SOFTWARE 45,774.96 3D SPECIALTIES 32,073 TRUCK UTILITIES & MFG INC 127,878.27 3M 21,731 TRUMOR CO INC 5,400.00 4TRUONG, CONTROL, 32,783 MAIINC. T 32,500.00 4TSG PAWS ANIMAL CONTROL HUTNIK S 34,593 SERVER & STORAGE 291,111.15 4TW PAWS ROADKILL FINCH,INC CURT 10,735 TELECOM HOLDINGS 18,824.51 ACTION OVRHEAD 9,010 TW VENDING INC GARAGE DOOR CO 241,580.60 AERO-METRIC INC 14,005 TWIN CITIES FEATHERLITE 8,293.64 AGILE ACCESS CONTROLS, 24,230 TWIN CITY MOBILITY INC INC 54,809.96 A-H 109,282 U.S. COMPANY HEALTHWORKS MEDICAL GROUP 12,095.00 ALIGNEX INC 5,500 UNIFORMS UNLIMITED 12,831.91 VendorINC Name Amount ALL SAFE, INCAGGREGATES LLC 7,312 UNION TRAIL 28,105.05 ALLINA SYSTEM 5,107 UNITED HEALTH BUSINESS MAIL INC 179,623.74 ALLINA 65,522 UNITED HOSPITALS LAND LLC & CLINICS 114,120.00 ALONGSIDE SERVICES II 8,652 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 19,093.90 ALTERNATIVE FURNITURE INC 12,725 UNIVERSITY OFBUS ST THOMAS 144,563.00 AMAZON 13,813 US BANK MKTPLACE PMTS 8,926.00 AMAZON.COM 17,695 US BANK 2,159,501.09 AMERICAN BUSINESS FORMS INC 16,211 VEIT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 10,642.00 AMERIPRIDE SERVICESSOLUTIONS 9,165 VEOLIA ES TECHNICAL 159,193.60 AMES CONSTRUCTION 9,127,843 VERIFIED CREDENTIALS INC 12,431.70 VERIPIC INCH WILDER FOUNDATION 5,250.00 AMHERST 5,468 VERIZONTECHNICAL WIRELESS CENTER 99,296.67 ANCOM 68,214 VERMILLION WATER 35,077.80 ANN JAMESON INC MGMT ORGN 8,760 VERSA-LOK CONTRACTOR SALES 14,804.18 ANOKA CO CORRECTIONS 24,095 VIDEOTRONIX, INC. 66,081.32 ANOKA CO GOVERNMENT CENTER 49,245 VIKING AUTO SERVICES SPRINKLERINC CO 7,595.00 ANU FAMILY 8,185 VIKING ELECTRIC 13,501.43 AP MIDWEST LLCSUPPLY 16,030 VIKING-CIVES INC 104,718.00 APPLE VALLEYMIDWEST FORD LINCOLN 8,940 VILLAGE RANCH INCSHAKOPEE LLC 33,788.70 ARLINGTON RIDGE 55,538 VILLEBRUN, DEBORAH 6,760.80 ARTHUR MAXWELL INCJO 5,500 VISION GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS 142,955.00 ASPHALT SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES 736,968 VISIONOF SOLUTIONS INC 5,438.22 ASSN MN COUNTIES 36,752 VOCATIONAL MECH SUPPORT SVCS, INC 55,534.66 ASSOCIATED CONTRACTORS 83,529 VOLUNTEERSINTERNATIONAL OF AMERICA 40,934.01 ASTLEFORD 7,010 WAG LLC INTL & ISUZU 9,409.52 ASTLEFORD 6,759 WAGNER FUNERAL HOME 5,908.00 AVIANDS LLC 347,712 WAGONWHEEL CROSSING 55,000.00 AVTEX SOLUTIONS LLC HOMEOWNERS 105,853 WALLINGFORD APARTMENTS LTD 8,388.00 B&W METALWORKS INC 5,076 WAL-MART #3513 CORP 5,865.95 BAC TAX SERVICE 5,489 WASHBURN-MCREAVY FUNERAL CPLS 8,686.00 BACHLER, GLENN - BARBARA 6,700 WASHINGTON CO 61,606.51 BACKUPWORKS 5,677 WATERS EDGE TRANSPORTATION 106,126.34 BAKER-TAYLOR 160,903 WEINANDT, HARRIS 10,000.00 BALLARD-SUNDER FUNERAL HOMES 21,847 WELCH, BRIAN & JULIE 65,000.00 BARNES&NOBLE*COM 5,062 WELCH, CODY 11,791.47 BARR ENGINEERING CO INC 389,169 WELLS FEDERAL BANK 29,445.00 BEAR GRAPHICS INC 11,679 WEST CENTRAL INDEXING 41,666.63 BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER 4,951,376 WEST SAFETY SERVICES, INC 11,631.05 BELLE PLAINE HERALD 11,917 WESTMOR FLUID SOLUTIONS LLC 22,116.00 BELLE PLAINE HERALD 6,051 WHISPERING HEIGHTS APT LLC 5,028.00 BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3,695,922 WHITTET, LISA 5,473.44 BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER 304,354 WILCOX, MICHAEL R., M.D. 75,272.00 BENCHMARK LEARNING 11,692 WILLEMSSEN, JERRY L & KATHLEEN 35,000.00 BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES INC 85,167 WILSON DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 20,188.68 BERRY COFFEE 8,602 WINDSTAR PROMOTIONS INC 5,214.69 BH PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT CO 131,018 WINGS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION 6,913.45 Vendor Name Amount BIERSDORF - ASSOCIATES TRUST 36,250 WM MUELLER & SONS INC 24,316.53 BITUMINOUS ROADWAYS 266,127 WM SUPERCENTER #3513 INC 5,945.57 BLAKELEY TWP TREASURER 185,712 WOLD ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS 14,760.00 BLOOMINGTON 44,688 WOLF MOTOR COPUBLIC INC SCHOOLS 16,087.30

SCOTT CO CDA Vendor Name SCOTT CO COURT ADMIN 321 S HARRISON LLCCOURT SCOTT CO DISTRICT 3D SPECIALTIES SCOTT CO EMPLOYEES ASSN 3M SCOTT CO HISTORICAL SOC 4SCOTT CONTROL, SOIL &INC. WATER 4SEBCO PAWSBOOKS ANIMAL CONTROL HUTNIK S 4SECURUS PAWS ROADKILL FINCH, INC CURT TECHNOLOGIES, ACTION OVRHEAD SHAKOPEE 2914 LLCGARAGE DOOR CO AERO-METRIC INC SHAKOPEE AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL AGILE ACCESS INC SHAKOPEE CITYCONTROLS, OF A-H COMPANY SHAKOPEE CROSSING LTD PRTNRSHP ALIGNEX SHAKOPEEINC MDEWAKANTON SIOUX COM ALL SAFE, INC SHAKOPEE PUBLIC SCHLS ISD 720 ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM SHAKOPEE PUBLIC UTIL CO ALLINA HOSPITALS & CLINICS SHAKOPEE RIVER CITY CENTRE ASS ALONGSIDE SERVICES II SHAKOPEE RIVER CITY CENTRE LLC ALTERNATIVE BUSLLP FURNITURE INC SHAPIRO & ZIELKE AMAZON SHI CORP MKTPLACE PMTS AMAZON.COM SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP AMERICAN BUSINESS FORMS INCA SHINEHOUSE-GANSEN, JENNIFER AMERIPRIDE SERVICES SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON INC SIEMENS BUILDING TECHLGY AMES CONSTRUCTION INC INC SIEWERT, TERESA AMHERST H WILDER FOUNDATION SILGAN CONTAINERS MFG CORP ANCOM TECHNICAL CENTER SILL PROPERTIES LLP ANN JAMESON INC SIR LINES-A-LOT ANOKA CO CORRECTIONS SIRSIDYNIX ANOKA CO GOVERNMENT CENTER SKAAR & MCCULLOUGH TRUST ACCT ANU FAMILY SERVICES INC SLATER, MARLENE AP MIDWEST LLC A SMITH VALLEY FERTILIZER &GRAIN CO INC APPLE FORD LINCOLN SNO-TRAILS INC ARLINGTON RIDGE SHAKOPEE LLC SOKEYE, ISRAEL ARTHUR MAXWELL INC SOUTHCROSS LLC TECHNOLOGIES ASPHALT SURFACE SOUTHERN VALLEY ALLIANCE FOR ASSN OF MN COUNTIES SOUTHWEST METRO ED COOP ASSOCIATED MECH CONTRACTORS SOUTHWESTINTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS ASTLEFORD SPEIKER, CHARLES MARY JO ASTLEFORD INTL &&ISUZU SPRING LAKE AVIANDS LLC TWP TREASURER SPRINT SOLUTIONS Vendor AVTEX LLC Name SPRINT-NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS B&W METALWORKS INC SRF CONSULTING BAC TAX SERVICE GROUP CORP INC ST CROIX PSYCHIATRIC LLC BACHLER, GLENN - BARBARA ST FRANCIS REG MED CTR BACKUPWORKS ST GERMAIN, DEANNA BAKER-TAYLOR ST LAWRENCE TWPFUNERAL TREASURER BALLARD-SUNDER HOMES STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY BARNES&NOBLE*COM STANTEC CONSULTING SVCS INC BARR ENGINEERING CO INC STAR TRIBUNE MEDIA CO LLC BEAR GRAPHICS INC STATE STREET BANK - TRUST CO BELLE PLAINE CITY TREASURER STERLING FENCE INC BELLE PLAINE HERALD STERMER, DAVID & MICHELLE BELLE PLAINE HERALD STIER TRANSPORTATION SVCS CO BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STONEBROOKE ENGINEERING INC BELLE PLAINE TWP TREASURER STREICHERS INC BENCHMARK LEARNING SUBURBAN EMERGENCY ASSOC BENIEK PROPERTY SERVICES INC SULLIVAN RIEHM CONSTRUCTN LLC BERRY COFFEE SUMMIT INFO RESOURCES, INC. BH PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT CO TALCOTT, DAN - LAURIE BIERSDORF -00012724 ASSOCIATES TRUST TARGET BITUMINOUS ROADWAYS INC TASER INTERNATIONAL BLAKELEY TWP TREASURER TASER INTERNATIONAL BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS TASKS UNLMTD MENTAL HEALTH TCD*GALE 18,498.70 WOLF MOTORS JORDAN 16,351.03 TEAMABSOLUTE 8,659.94 WOODLAND HILLS 253,713.68 TEREX UTILITIES INC 6,540.00 WORLD BOOK SCHOOL AND LIB 5,272.00 TERMINAL SUPPLY - TROY 1 8,092.11 WSB & ASSOCIATES INC 216,479.09 THOMAS ALLEN INC 183,505.28 WULFF, MEGAN 10,010.54 THOMSON REUTERS INC 37,994.98 XCEL ENERGY 72,735.33 THOMSON WEST*TCD 38,155.62 ZAHRATKA, GUY & BRIDGET 42,800.00 THOMSON-DOUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME 6,713.78 ZAYO GROUP LLC 210,870.82 THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT 1,190,825.99 ZIEGLER INCORPORATED 291,701.90 TKE CORP 17,563.93 ZIXCORP SYSTEMS INC 13,312.00 TOWMASTER 8,402.87 ZUPPA CUCINA 8,463.82 TRAFFIC CONTROL CORP 6,315.00 ZWEBER LLC 35,000.00 TRAPEZE SOFTWARE GROUP 45,774.96 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. TRUCK UTILITIES & MFG INC 127,878.27 TRUMOR CO INC 5,400.00 of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their Minnesota Statutes sections 524.3TRUONG, MAI T 32,500.00 personal representatives or assigns 607) and the Court otherwise orders, TSG SERVER & STORAGE 291,111.15 unless reduced to Five (5) weeks the personal representative has TW TELECOM HOLDINGS INC 18,824.51 full power to administer the Estate under MN Stat. ยง580.07. TW VENDING INC 241,580.60 TIME AND DATE TO VACATE including, after 30 days from the NOTICE OF MORTGAGE PROPERTY: If the real estate is date of issuance of letters, the power TWIN FORECLOSURE CITIES FEATHERLITE SALE 8,293.64 an owner-occupied, single-family to sell, encumber, lease or distribute TWIN CITY MOBILITY INC 54,809.96 dwelling,12,095.00 unless otherwise provided real estate. THE RIGHT TOMEDICAL VERIFICATION U.S. HEALTHWORKS GROUP date on or before which Any objections to the appointment OF THE UNLIMITED DEBT AND UNIFORMS INC IDENTITY by law, the 12,831.91

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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: August 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Susan K. Dahn, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC its successors and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 25, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A710618. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated February 24, 2015 Recorded March 3, 2015, as Document No. A974538. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100249110000047825 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1681 Pebble Terrace, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 272270340 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 8, Block 18, Common Interest Community No. 1043, Stone Meadows 1st Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $143,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $152,535.57 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: January 26, 2017 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

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 July 26, 2017 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: November 22, 2016 U.S. 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 19 - 16-006660 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017. State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (intestate) Estate of Daniel Raymond Geis, 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 Dawn Tuttle, whose address is 34771 270th Street, Henderson, MN, 56044 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to

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 Minnesota Statutes section 524.3801) 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: November 22, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts November 22, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative Anne Heimkes Tuttle Tuttle Family Law & Mediation, P.A. 287 Marschall Road, Suite 104 Shakopee, MN 55379 Attorney License No: 216872 Telephone: (952) 746-2350 Fax: (952) 746-2353 Email: atuttle@tbattys.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 2016. STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 70-CV-16-20883 SUMMONS Ron Hocevar, Scott County Attorney. Plaintiff, vs. 2001 Audi TT Roadster, MN License Plate No.:744PUB, VIN No.: TRUUT28N211004718, Registered Owner: Adam Yang Defendant.

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA to Registered Owner, Adam Yang, or any claimant to the above-named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon Plaintiff's Attorney an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court in the Above-Captioned Court within twenty (20) days after Service of this Summons by three weeks' publication. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded by the Complaint. This Action involves the forfeiture of the above stated vehicle, One 2001 Audi TT Roadster, Dated: November 22, 2016 Lisa A. Skoog 169869 Assistant County Attorney Scott County Government Center, JC340 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-8240 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7 and 14, 2016.


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(continued from previous page) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-16-20882 SUMMONS Ron Hocevar, Scott County Attorney. Plaintiff, vs. 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix , MN License Plate No.:425UGX, VIN No.: 2G2WP522241288359, (Driver: Todd Patrick Lang, Registered Owner: Jaclyn Andrade) Defendant. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA to Driver, Todd Patrick Lang and Owner: Jaclyn Andrade, or any claimant to the above-named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon Plaintiff's Attorney an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court in the Above-Captioned Court within twenty (20) days after Service of this Summons by three weeks' publication. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded by the Complaint. This Action involves the forfeiture of the above stated vehicle, One 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. Dated: November 22, 2016 Lisa A. Skoog 169869 Assistant County Attorney Scott County Government Center, JC340 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 952-496-8240 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7 and 14, 2016. Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: 915234600026 1. Assumed Name: JD Inspections 2. Principal Place of Business: 704 Ash Circle Belle Plaine, MN 56011 USA 3. Nameholder(S): Justin J. Doebbeling 704 Ash Circle Belle Plaine, MN 56011 USA By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Filed: November 15, 2016 signed, Justin Doebbeling E-mail: justin.doebbeling@gmail. com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, 2016. 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 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Matthew C. Bresette, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded December 8, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A722984. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-2. Dated January 6, 2016 Recorded February 22, 2016, as Document No. A996745. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100176105102186619 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13740 Inglewood Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261310180 and 261310230 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 18 and 23, Block 1, Canterbury Townhouses, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $154,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $157,055.41 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: January 19, 2017 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 July 19, 2017, 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: November 17, 2016 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, 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 - 15-009485 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

MRC Standings Standings as of Dec. 6 Girls’ Basketball W L Mayer Lutheran 1 0 Belle Plaine 0 0 Jordan 0 0 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 0 Norwood YA 0 0 Tri-City United 0 0 Sibley East 0 1 Results Mayer Lutheran 65, S.E. 44 Boys’ Basketball (Conference Games Start Dec. 8 Wrestling Conference Duals Start Dec. 15

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Belle Plaine Wins Two of First Three by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team accomplished in back-to-back nights what it took 18 games to do last year – pick up its first two victories of the season. Following a 53-49 seasonopening loss at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown last Tuesday night, the Tigers recorded a pair of victories (also on the road), defeating Janesville-WaldorfPemberton 64-52 and Cannon Falls 49-46 on Thursday and Friday nights, respectively. The Tigers were scheduled to host Sibley East in the Minnesota River Conference opener Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. Tri-City United will visit Belle Plaine for another MRC game 7:30 p.m. this Friday. WEM 53, Tigers 49 Belle Plaine led 37-36 with about six minutes to play but only few shots fell after that as the Bucs prevailed 53-49 in Waterville last Tuesday night. “They hit shots (late in the game) and we did not,” summed up Tigers coach Randy Carlson. Seven Tigers scored in the game, led by Elizabeth Johnson (13), Ireland Lambrecht (11) and Paige Narveson (9). The other scorers were Sarah Lenz (6), Lily Vinkemeier (5), Maria Larson (3) and Schuyler Sterk (2). The rebounding leaders were Vinkemeier with eight and Narveson seven. Lambrecht and Sterk both had six. Tigers 64, JWP 52 Narveson poured in 25 points and Johnson chipped in 13 to lead Belle Plaine at JanesvilleWaldorf-Pemberton Thursday night. “Offensively, we were a lot smoother in the half-court and had a better idea of what we wanted to do,” Carlson said. “I liked how we ran our fast break and attacked the basket and made good decisions. Paige Narveson was a much more balanced offensively player, scoring in different ways. Ireland Lambrecht showed a lot of leadership and was outstanding on the defensive boards. Elizabeth Johnson and Jaylen Struck-Schmitz did a great job of setting up good shots. Joining Narveson and Johnson in scoring for Belle Plaine were

Lenz (11), Struck-Schmitz (6), Lambrecht (5), Vinkemeier (3) and Lauren Johnson (1). Lambrecht had 11 rebounds and Johnson had six assists and four steals. Tigers 49, Cannon Falls 46 The Tigers scored 20 of the game’s first 26 points but led by only 25-23 at halftime of what would eventually be a hardfought 49-46 victory over the Bombers Friday night in Cannon Falls. “We started out really well in all phases of the game but we missed some shots and had defensive breakdowns that allowed them to get back into the game,” Carlson said. The Tigers built the lead back up to double digits in the second half before the Bombers rallied again to pull within one point (47-46) with about a minute to play. Johnson made a couple of key free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Narveson topped the 20-point plateau for the second night in a row with a game-high 22 points. Johnson added 12, followed by Lenz (6), Larson (5), Struck-Schmitz (2) and VinkeBelle Plaine’s Lily Vinkemeier disrupted a shot by a WEM meier (2). player last Tuesday night in Waterville. Vinkemeier also had Girls’ Basketball eight rebounds and scored five points. (continued on page 7)

Belle Plaine guard Jaylen Struck-Schmitz tried to maneuver past a defender during last Tuesday night’s season opener at Waterville.

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Tigers Top Fairmont by a Dozen in Opener

Scott West Starts Strong

The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team logged plenty of bus miles and a victory to start the 2016-17 campaign Saturday at Fairmont. The 69-57 win over the taller Cardinals came byway of a balanced scoring attack in which all five Belle Plaine scorers reached double figures. Leading the way was Nathan Herman with 21 points, followed by fellow senior Brody Curtiss with 16. They combined to make 16 of 22 free throws. Also scoring for the Tigers were Noah Hastings (11), Andrew Hunsader (11) and Patrick Bigaouette (10). Curtiss grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds, while Bigaouette and Matt Nelson had eight and seven, respectively. “We used full-court pressure defense and strong rebounding to defeat a very good and very tall Fairmont team,” said Tigers coach Paul Fogarty. “Our effort was terrific throughout this entire game. Patrick Bigaouette provided a spark with a strong all-around performance.” A 12-0 run by Belle Plaine midway through first half turned a one-point deficit into a double-digit lead. The Tigers will take on Farib-

ault Bethlehem Academy 7:30 p.m. this Thursday at the BPHS gym. They will be at an invitational this Friday and Saturday at Maple River before hosting Sibley East in the Minnesota River Conference opener 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Dec. 8 vs. Faribault BA Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. Dec. 13 vs. Sibley East Dec. 16 vs. Tri-City United Dec. 20 at Blue Earth Area Dec. 22 at Jordan Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite Jan. 3 at LCWM Jan. 5 vs. Glencoe-SL Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Jan. 10 at Mayer Lutheran Jan. 13 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 26 vs. GFW Jan. 27 at Sibley East Jan. 31 at WEM Feb. 2 at Tri-City United Feb. 6 at New Ulm Feb. 7 vs. Jordan Feb. 10 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 16 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 24 at JWP Mar. 2 Begin Section

Trounces Trojans, Wins Lakeville North Invite

his back for a two-point near fall and a 14-5 major decision. Panther Tyler Shackle followed with an explosive fireman’s car-

Wrestling

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The Scott West wrestling team opened up its 2016-17 season with a convincing 47-19 win over rival New Prague before a big Scott West crowd in Belle Plaine on Thursday night. Although the Trojans got on the board first behind freshman Colby Dunkel’s 9-4 win over freshman Colton Bahr, the Panthers took control of the meet by winning the next seven matches, starting with 113pound freshman Jacob Hill as he scored a 13-0 major decision over Joe DeJong. Next, Justin Stauffacher executed a nice outside carry from the mat in the third period that took down and put Trojan Scott West’s Tariq Smith defeated New Prague’s Trevor wrestler Taylor Woodyard to Skogerboe 11-6 Thursday night in Belle Plaine.

H.S. Dance

Belle Plaine Competes at Hutchinson Invite

The Belle Plaine High School among five teams in jazz. Explosion Dance team opened In kick, Atwater-Cosmosthe competitive season against Grove City and Mound Westonsome formidable opposition at Saturday’s Hutchinson InvitaDance Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher (on top) needed overtime to defeat New Prague’s Sam Reytional, placing fifth among eight (continued on page 7) ant in Thursday night’s featured match at the BPHS gym. teams in high kick and fourth


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They are all made from scratch, about 8 inches long, 3 to 4 inches wide and about 6 inches tall with the wheels. The decorative moldings on the wagons are made from latex poured into molds Albrecht made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only parts I buy are the wheels,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They cost about $2 each. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take about two hours each to make.â&#x20AC;? Each wagon is colorfully painted by hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a way for my children and grandchildren to remember me,â&#x20AC;? Leo said. He suffers from congestive heart failure. Medication has improved his heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pumping capacity to 20 percent. Doctors placed a small pacemaker-defibrillator in Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chest a few years back to keep his heart beating in rhythm. Leo has begun passing the wagons and other memorabilia on to family members whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appreciate the Albrecht familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history in the circus. The wagons are animal cages and calliopes. His last wagon was a horse-drawn ice wagon. One of the wagons, a light blue wagon carrying a calliope from Leo and Gloria Albrecht have a rich history performing in the family circus, Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s At- Jay Gould Circus of Ottawa, Ill. tractions. Leo has been creating handmade circus wagons in his shop at the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in is special to Albrecht. Belle Plaine for several years.

Pickar - Blomgren Kyeanna Pickar married Stuart Blomgren on June 11, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan, MN. They had a military style wedding that contained family and friends. Both of their pastors were able to perform the ceremony together. Kyeanna's brother was able to fly home to be in the wedding. Their photo was taken on the

wooden dock at Lagoon Park in Jordan prior to the ceremony on a very warm but picture perfect day. They moved to Stafford, VA the middle of August. Stuart started attending officer training in September and they now await for further Marine details to come next year. They will be home for the holidays to visit family and friends.

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the stage Leo built and pack it all up in trucks and begin the trek for the next performance in the next town. Albrecht left Albright Family Attractions in 1959 when it was time for the first of Gloria and Sonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six children -- Mike, Theresa, Tom, Dale, Mary and Joe -- to begin school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was exciting, the travel and all the other circus performers we met,â&#x20AC;? Leo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun.â&#x20AC;?

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Gloriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandfather owned the Gould Circus. Small circuses often worked together. Leo and Gloria met in 1947 when Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attractions rolled into town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was living with my grandfather and all of a sudden these big trucks pulled in,â&#x20AC;? Gloria said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chased him around until he caught me.â&#x20AC;? They were married in June of 1953. Gloria performed on the aerial swing ladder with Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attractions until it was time to start their family and settle down in Belle Plaine. He served in the U.S. Navy as Leo Albrecht has made over 70 circus wagons. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been giv- an aircraft mechanic during the ing them away to family and friends whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appreciate his mid-1950s. He served at Moffet Field in Santa Clara, Calf. and familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in history

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Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Hawaii. He left the service and rejoined the family circus. In 1955, Leo built the circus a 32-by-40 foot folding portable stage using only a hand saw and an electric drill. The stage, the equipment on which they performed, the lights and other elements of a performance took about three hours to set up before the audience showed up to watch the performance. After the show, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take down the equipment, fold up

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Albrecht Securing A Future for a Lifetime of Memories

Leo Albrecht Jr. has done as much during his lifetime as anyone. His history is rich with performing in the family circus. Now in the winter of his life, Albrecht, 87, is securing those memories with family and friends. He worked in the family circus, Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attractions, during the 1950s through the 1960s, following in his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps. Leo Albrecht Sr. was both performer and organizer in the small circus that traveled from Canada to Mexico, Wyoming to the East Coast. He performed on a slack wire, one of the few men in American circuses with the expertise to cross the loose wire over the stage. Working alongside his father earned Leo Jr. the nickname, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonny.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a moniker he still carries proudly, long after his dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing in 1989. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked 300 days a year,â&#x20AC;? Albrecht said. Albrechtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brothers -- Dave and Gary -- both performed in the circus. His sister-in-law Arlene also performed. His mother, Angela, was not a performer. She maintained the home front in Belle Plaine, Leo said. As a young man working in the family circus, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnyâ&#x20AC;? handled many tasks. He made his debut in Marcus, Iowa as a 6-year-old acrobat performing on his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoulders in the mid-1930s. Over the years, he performed mostly with dogs and ponies and performed emcee duties. When the circus wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t performing, young Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jobs included booking dates in small towns and handling behind-thescenes logistics. When the Minnesota State Fair Convention held its annual meetings, Leo would rent space at a hotel and book dates in small towns across the United States. The family traveled across the country in a caravan of trucks and wagons. The longest road trip between shows took them from a town in Wyoming to Rhinelander, Wis. It was a 600-mile trek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those were the days when the trucks traveled at about 35 mph. It was a long drive,â&#x20AC;? said Gloria Albrecht, Sonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife of 63 years. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often perform in Belle Plaine. Leo recalls a few shows in town over the years. The performances were typically a benefit for Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (known today as Our Lady of the Prairie).

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